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Boca Retreat on the Intracoastal, Steps to Atlantic Ocean!

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights


About the property

Boca Retreat on the Intracoastal, Steps to Atlantic Ocean! 1BR/1BA

Romantic retreat on the Intracoastal just 2 blocks to the Atlantic Ocean! If you love to sit and watch beautiful boats sail by, want to be able to walk to the beach and fine restaurants then this is the place. Located in central Boca Raton just blocks from Mizner Park, minutes to Town Center Mall and the finest restaurants.

Apartment features 1 bed, 1 bath and is all tiled, kitchen has granite counters and the beautiful living area faces the water where you can watch the constant boat parade. There is one balcony facing the water and another off the master bedroom both of which have tables and chairs for dining or relaxing.

Property is beautifully furnished with a leather sofa bed in the living area, dining area with seating for 4, bar stools along counter, king-size Sterns & Foster pillow top bed in the master, 2 TVs with VCR and cable, and all linens, towels, dishes, fully equipped kitchen, and much more.

BR B Amenities: /B BR There are stores, restaurants and galleries within walking distance (2-3 blocks) and Mizner Park which has lots of shops top restaurants, The Boca Raton Museum and an amphitheater with outdoor concerts is about 5-6 blocks away. There are also parks with playgrounds and picnic areas and a golf course right on the ocean just minutes from the condo. wireless Internet access provided.

BR B Activities: /B BR Museums, parks, movie theaters, restaurants and shopping at Mizner are all within walking distance. Town Center Mall is a 5 min drive and the beach is 3 blocks from the apartment. This property is within driving distance to some of Florida's top destinations. Disney World is about 3 hours away, the Gulf Coast which includes Naples, Sanibel Island and Fort Myers is about 3 hours away, and the Florida Keys are about 4 hours away.

More Details

Property Manager
Lisa Ann
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 14, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager


Marco and I had a wonderful time during our stay. Your apartment had everything we needed and the location was perfect. WE walked to Mizner Park everyday. Hope to see you again.

Carmen Giancotti

PS Now we return to Maine where we have 6' of snow!
Mar 2005
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Por La Mar Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 double
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Optional Fitness membership to Lifetime Fitness Club which offers state of the art fitness equipment, pilates, yoga, sculpting, dance and water aerobics classes as well as a spa, cafe, boutique, hair salon, full service spa, indoor and outdoor pools, and child care.


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(6 traveler reviews)

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Boca Retreat on the Intracoastal, Steps to Atlantic Ocean!
average rating of 3.6666667 based on 12 reviews

Long 6 weeks

  • 2 of 5

Unit needs major TLC. Disappointed. Not worth what we paid unfortunately.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Enjoy the intracoastal, not the apartment

  • 1 of 5

If you enjoy watching yachts go by, this is the place for you. It is very conveniently located. That's the positive

We arrived at the apartment to find the sink in the kitchen not functioning. There was a large garbage pail under the sink overflowing with water. The dishes from the last renter were not done. We call the owner at 4:30 when we arrived. The plumber, her husband, did not arrive until about 8:30. Everything in the rental was bare bones. Some of the glasses were cracked when I took them out. My son came for a weekend. When I open up the coach, the sheet from the previous renter were still on the bed. The springs were protruding from the mattress. I had to buy a pillow top for the mattress in order for him to get a decent nights sleep. The curtain(which were awful) do not keep out the light. It really didn't matter because you were so close the the Palmetto bridge that the clanging when the bridge open woke you up at 7o'clock every morning.

This rental was definitely not worth the money paid for it.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jeffrey, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback regarding your stay at my vacation rental. I am truly sorry to hear about the issues experienced during your stay. It is my goal to provide my guests with a property that is a home away from home and make it as enjoyable as possible. Unfortunately there are times when things go wrong and maintenance needs to be done. The problem with the clogged sink was not known until the time of your stay and since the dishwasher is connected to the pipe with the clog the cleaning service could not run the dishwasher. My husband was assigned the job because he is a pipe fitter, sprinkler contractor, has previously worked with a plumber and has same tools plumbers use. I knew he would be able to resolve the problem and I apologized that he could not get there earlier and for the inconvenience of not having use of the kitchen during that evening. As it turned it he was able to unclog the pipe that night which was clogged by a swifter duster (btw our neighbor whose pipe is connected to ours hired a plumber who could not fully resolve problem) Regarding the issues with the amenities- I do apologize that you did not have everything needed. I did not have an opportunity to make that right since I was not notified or made aware of this until your review. I regret that I did not personally check our stock beforehand but I would have gladly purchased and delivered anything that I was missing from the condo since we live only 15 mins away. We do provide all linens (master bed is all Ralph Lauren) beach chairs, beach towels, 2 plush robes, bath towels, coffee maker, toaster, and kitchenware. I also apologize that the sofa bed was not ready for you-it should have fresh bedding ready to use. Regarding the bridge noise- Most people are not bothered and we do have many repeat guests-in fact the guests currently at our condo want to reserve for next year but since some people are more sensitive to noise I do disclose this fact from the start of any conversation regarding our rental and this was discussed with you in our first conversation. I also keep an Autin Air Hepa filter in the bedroom for this. Again I do apologize you were not completely satisfied and have taken steps to make changes and improvements to the issues that are under my control. Thank you again for taking the time to express your concerns. Regards, Lisa
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Charleston SC

working Mans Rental Update

  • 5 of 5

This is an update on my original review. Lisa has stated that the "scary" neighbor moved on about 10 months ago and that the new neighbors are lovely. Please do not discount this listing because of that neighbor. You will now be able to sit outside the apartment and enjoy the boat activity and perhaps make new friends with the neighbors. Again the apartment is lovely, convenient to beach, shopping and restaurants. If you are there for a long term stay ask Lisa for directions to pool and gym. If you are there for Boca and the Beach, you will not find a better location at an affordable price

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charleston SC

Working Man's Rental

  • 4 of 5

We recently stayed in this unit for 3+ months while my husband worked in the area. It is a super location for an easy walk to the beach (10mins) and an easy walk to the downtown area of Boca for great restaurants and shopping (5-10 mins). The bed was quite comfportable for old bones. For a long term stay the TV channels could have been better. There was mostly "As seen on TV" stations. Lisa did provide HBO, but expanded channels would have been a better option. We did not use the Fitness center (not aware of its existancce), not sure if there is a cost associated with the use. There is a washer/dryer available to the building (at a cost) which really helps for a long term stay. The view from the apartment is wonderful, especially if you enjoy watching boats and boaters. The drawbridge is immediately outside the door. The only drawback is that there is no private balcony. The makeshift balcony is actually the walkway to all of the apartments on the 2nd floor. At this writing there is a long term tenant next door that does not allow enjoyment of the outside area and is somewhat treatening. The furniture in the apartment is comfortable and clean. We would recommend the apartment but with the caution of the next door neighbor and outside activities.Also be aware that there may be tim es when Lisa will show the apartment to potential renters (happened twice) so if privacy is important to you, you may want to work that out before hand. Apartment was definately afordable.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2012
  • Stayed: April 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for the 4 star rating! It was a pleasure dealing with both of you and I am glad we were able to accommodate Buddy during his recent work trip. I wish I knew about the cable issue since I would have gladly added more channels than the HBO package. I am also sorry to hear about the experience with the neighbor and we have since addressed the issue to clarify rules and regulations. We do have two patios and both are available for our guests to use for their enjoyment. I am relieved there have been no further issues and that the current tenant has even become friends with the neighbor. Also we do occasionally have a request for prospective renters to view the unit but I only allow that with advance notice and when convenient to our guests. The property is not on the market for sale and most people that rent this unit do so through the internet without actually viewing condo so viewing requests are not a common occurrence. Again thank you for choosing the condo and for taking the time to share your experience! Best Regards, Lisa
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Wonderful location, very nice view and near the beach

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Boca. The view of the Intercoastal water way is wonderful, and also the near draw bridge which seems annoying, at the end was good: seeing the yachts form the window with our daughter was fun.

The apartment has everything, the neighbors friendly. Lisa is very nice.

The beach is at walking distance, the Gumbo Limbo, and also Milzer park is not far (15 minutes walking). I recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2011
  • Stayed: August 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lisa, Had a great time i...

  • 5 of 5

Lisa, Had a great time in Boca. The bed was comfortable - slept like a baby. The walk to the beach is handy. Just wish I had brought my fishing gear so I could join the guys on the bridge.

Kent & Barb

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2005
  • Stayed: April 2005
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
PBI- Palm Beach Intl, FLL- Ft Laud/Hollywood Intl
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Ft Lauderdale Marina
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Boca Raton Tri-Rail, DFB- Deerfield Beach Amtrak
Nearest Beach
South Beach Park
Car: not necessary

Welocme to Boca Raton where living is an art! World-renowned for its beauty, pristine beaches, magnificent golf courses, acclaimed shopping, restaurants and galleries.

Walk to Mizner Park, Cinema, Boca Raton Musuem, Royal Palm Plaza, Galleries & Shops, and much more. South Beach, Worth Ave, Palm Beach etc are conveniently reached by car or transit. Ideal location for truly endless possibilities for any guest.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $85
Cleaning $75
Tax Rate 11.0%

Starting at 2100 per month $1000 per week
Holidays are at a higher rate
11% Tax on rentals less than 6 months AND $75 Cleaning Fee Additional
Refundable security deposit required
Until confirmed rates are subject to change without notice

Book NOW to reserve your place for the winter!!
Call for specials and discounts
Discounted rate for multiple weeks or months

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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