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Architect Designed Mid-Century Beach House Lives Easy in Palm Beach Shores

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Mr. Blossom's Dream....can be yours too.

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Last updated: 02/19/2014

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  • Minimum stay:7-14 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Palm Beach Shores house description

You could stay in a hotel.

But hotels often insulate us from our destination, homogenize our sense of place, creating a sameness to our travel experience.

So if you are looking for an authentic experience of really living ... in a stunning part of tropical Florida ... on an island, with white sand & turquoise water just a block away....consider our bright & sunny home. Drive over the beautiful Blue Heron Bridge onto Singer Island. There, our quiet & friendly neighborhood is unique in all of Florida, a true community beach town, with water on all sides. Palm Beach Shores can be discovered on foot: a residents-only shaded walking path through the center of the island; a quaint Post Office/Town Hall; a resident's-only life guarded beach with bathrooms, shower facilities, and a beautiful beach pavilion with morning yoga classes. At the southern end of the island's open ocean, there's a jetty walk that overlooks Palm Beach Island, Peanut Island, and all the yachts & ships going to and from Lake Worth. Young and not-so-young love it here, with endless outdoor recreation and all of the arts (galleries & live theater & dance) available in West Palm Beach just 15 minutes away. Singer Island also boasts MacArthur Beach Park, a true Nature Preserve right on the ocean 10 minutes from the house. The park offers a glimpse of the flora and fauna of undeveloped natural Florida----as wild as it must have looked over a century ago. Take a water taxi --- just 2 blocks away, from the Sailfish Marina --- to waterside restaurants near and far, or across Lake Worth to explore the beach park on Peanut Island.

The house itself was designed by an architect in the early 1950's to a high standard, with uniquely large rooms and high ceilings for the time. Furnished by an artist & her daughter, an interior designer, this home offers wonderful space, an open floor plan, terrazzo floors, central air, lux linens, 2 master suites (perfect for 2 couples sharing!) with new mattresses --- one suite features a King which can be separated into 2 twin beds, and one suite features a Queen --- each with generous bathrooms and large walk-in closets. In addition, there are 2 twin roll-away beds for visiting young folks. We've recently painted & refreshed: in the living room, relax against custom made pillows on our modern leather furnishings and watch Netflix on the smart 60' flat screen TV, enjoy dinner at the travertine table for six, zip over 40 feet of floor-to-ceiling linen draperies across the big picture windows to soften the space in the evening. With the comforts of home, including a gas grill, an outdoor table w/umbrella for breakfast or lunch, a washer & dryer, a fully outfitted, functional kitchen with granite counters, a small desk and everything you need to have an authentic self-catering holiday. We've even got beach towels and a few hats....but you'll need to bring your own flip-flops!

Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

          • South Bedroom: 1 queen

            This is a master bedroom....moreless

          • North Bedroom: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

            This is a master bedroom. King can split into 2 XL Twins....moreless

          • In addition, there are 2 roll-away beds in the North Bedroom closet for children....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • North Bathroom : toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • South Bathroom : toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • Garage Bathroom : toilet

            Just in case.......moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            It's small, and charmingly vintage, but the appliances are about 2 years new. Counter tops are granite, and you will find everything you need in it's efficient footprint....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            2 or 3 sets of dishes, so you won't get bored!...moreless

          • Dining:

            Overlooks the palms of the terrace....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Bottom freezer....moreless

          • Pantry Items
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Parking:

            Outside parking on the front driveway....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            A few beach towels too....moreless

          • Heating
          • Fireplace
          • Air Conditioning
          • Linens Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Entertainment

          • Television:

            Internet SMART TV with access to Netflix, Hulu, ; cable connection is not currently provided for winter/spring 2014, but can be installed for a longer term or seasonal rental....moreless

          • Music Library:

            Jazz standards....CDs....moreless

          • DVD Player
          • Video Library
          • Stereo
          • Games
          • Books

          Communications

          • Internet:

            Our TV is internet enabled, so you can watch your favorite internet TV access websites (Hulu, Netflix, etc) just remember to bring your login information and password!...moreless

          • Telephone:

            Local calls only; no in-co ming calls received....moreless

          Outdoor Features

          • Deck / Patio:

            Table, umbrella and chairs for Alfresco Dining under the palm trees......moreless

          • Water Sports Gear:

            Beach stuff is in the garage closet....moreless

          • Outdoor Grill
          • Lawn / Garden

          Theme

          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Romantic
          • Tourist Attractions

          Location & View

              • Village:

                The village of Palm Beach Shores is known to locals as 'The Best Little Town in Florida', but it's also as the last true 'beach town' in the south-eastern region. Small, friendly island beach town!...moreless

              Activities

              • Botanical Garden
              • Pier Fishing
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Equestrian Events
              • Paragliding
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Golf
              • Tennis
              • Kayaking
              • Sailing
              • Parasailing
              • Jet Skiing
              • Swimming
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Surfing
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Medical Services
              • Massage Therapist
              • Hospital
              • Groceries
              • Churches
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Zoo
              • Restaurants
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Cinemas
              • Live Theater
              • Cycling
              • Beachcombing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Shopping
              • Boating
              • Shelling
              • Sight Seeing
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • ATM/Bank
              • Scenic Drives
              • Fishing
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Shoulder Fall
              Nov 7 - Dec 18, 2014
              7 night min stay

              $1,500 $4,500
              Holiday
              Dec 19 - Jan 1, 2015
              14 night min stay

              $3,000
              High Season
              Jan 2 - Apr 15, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $1,800 $6,480
              Shoulder Spring
              Apr 16 - Jun 30, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $1,500 $4,500
              My Standard Rate
              14 night min stay

              $1,300 $3,200
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees and Rental Conditions:

              • + bi-weekly Maid's Fee $125
              • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,800
              • Property Damage Protection $89
              • Tax Rate 11.5%

              Notes:

              Poor weather conditions will not be considered, for any reason, valid reason for refund.

              Half of total rental fees, with half the tax, due at booking as a deposit to confirm dates and occupancy; remaining half of rental fee, tax and maid's fee plus damage deposit due at 4 weeks prior to occupancy. Guests are required to execute an agreement and return it with the initial half of rental fee. Confirmation of occupancy is granted only upon receipt of guest agreement AND rental deposit.


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              Location

              Palm Beach Shores
              Nearest Beach
              Palm Beach Shores
              Palm Beach Shores
              Nearest Barpub
              4 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Palm Beach Shores
              Nearest Restaurant

              Car: Recommended

              1 block stroll to a truly magnificent turquoise water/white sand beach, with a life guard. Walk to a favorite restaurant: Sailfish Marina for a glass of chard & coconut shrimp; there's a marina-side art show every Thursday night. For fine dining try 3800, at the Marriot on Singer Island.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1977

              About the owner: My brother and I are the second generation of our family to enjoy Mr. Blossom's Dream, as our parents purchased this home while we were still in college. We've enjoyed it for many years; it's our FAMILY house. Our own kids (brother has 2 and sister has 2, too!) grew up coming here since they were small babies. It's a house filled with meaningful memories.

              Why the Owner Chose Palm Beach Shores:
              Our dad always wanted to come back to Florida when he could....his home state. Our Mom just went along with him, but she learned to love it too, as we did.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              We love how easy life is here, and the house itself has 'good bones' and a kind of elegance to it, and is unlike many Florida homes of mid-century vintage in that it provides good sized rooms in an open floor plan.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english
               

              Photos

              • Mr. Blossom's Dream....can be yours too.

                Mr. Blossom's Dream....can be yours too.

              • Living Room, view to dining in the 'Florida' Room

                Living Room, view to dining in the 'Florida' Room

              • Be sure to bring your internet TV accounts; 60' TV is smart!

                Be sure to bring your internet TV accounts; 60' TV is smart!

              • Dining Room

                Dining Room

              • Vintage Teapot

                Vintage Teapot

              • South Bedroom

                South Bedroom

              • South Bathroom

                South Bathroom

              • New custom made upholstered headboard.

                New custom made upholstered headboard.

              • South Bathroom

South Bathroom

                South Bathroom South Bathroom

              • The jetty walk, looking towards Palm Beach.

                The jetty walk, looking towards Palm Beach.

              • Entry Foyer

                Entry Foyer

              • Living Room

                Living Room

              • Dining Room

                Dining Room

              • Linen drapery detail and Terrazzo floors

                Linen drapery detail and Terrazzo floors

              • South Bedroom, with custom decorative painted walls....

                South Bedroom, with custom decorative painted walls....

              • The fish are, of course, tropical, and sculpted by a local artist.

                The fish are, of course, tropical, and sculpted by a local artist.

              • North Bedroom

                North Bedroom

              • Custom Pillows

                Custom Pillows

              • Sand Dollar Bath Towels

                Sand Dollar Bath Towels

              • Why not stay a block from the beach with us and make footprints in the sand?

                Why not stay a block from the beach with us and make footprints in the sand?

              VRBO #513054

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              This listing was first published here in 2014.

              Date last modified - Saturday, June 14, 2014

              $1,300 - $3,000 per week (USD)
              3

              2 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

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              Minimum stay: 7-14 nights
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