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Gimme Shelter...for the Budget-Conscious Vacationer

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Property type house


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-9)

This property presents an opportunity for flexible travelers to realize significant savings in lodging while enjoying clean, comfortable, fully-equipped accommodations near the heart of all activities. The architect Owner resides on site in a cottage behind the featured house.

Technically, a car isn’t necessary although most vacationers will want one. Just steps away is a FREE jitney that runs the length of Atlantic Avenue to the Beach at one end and to the local TriRail station at the other, with connections to all airports and all points from Palm Beach to Miami.

The Beach is a five minute drive from the house. Atlantic Avenue, one of the most popular nighttime destinations in South Florida with its concentration of open-air restaurants, clubs, art galleries and shops, is a pleasant, few minutes walk away. If your vacation plans call for getting out to enjoy the weather, the beach, the sunshine and all that Florida has to offer, and you want to be close to these activities, this may be the house for you.

For tennis enthusiasts, the Delray Beach Tennis Center is a three minute walk from the house. Host to professional ATP tour events, the center boasts an impressive stadium court plus fourteen clay and six hard courts. With plenty of active members and guests, one can almost always find a game here.

The house stands alone in a commercial district at the boundary of Delray Beach’s successful community redevelopment efforts. Surrounded by open, cleared spaces, the house sits across the street from the city’s new fire-rescue station (amazingly quiet as the trucks exit on the far side, so the sirens are never heard).

You have many options for lodging during your stay in South Florida. This one offers comfortable, clean accommodations, near the center of activity, at a very reasonable price.

Keywords: home, rental, three bedroom, 3 bedroom, beach house, cottage, bungalow

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, russian, italian, danish, mandarin, Bulgarian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

About The Owner

The Owner resides on-site in a cottage behind the featured house. An avid tennis player and swimmer, he enjoys being two minutes away from the Delray Beach Tennis Center and close to the ocean beaches.

Why The Owner chose Florida South East

The architect Owner purchased this property with the intention of participating in the plans of the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Authority to re-gentrify this city block. As often happens in these projects, unforeseen issues caused a delay and the project was placed temporarily on hold. Attracted by the central location, the Owner took this opportunity to refurbish the cottage for his own use and outfit the main house for offer to the practical vacationer: a fully-equipped, clean, comfortable, attractively-priced rental close to the center of a beautiful, vibrant community and just a few minutes drive from the beach.


Delray Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Queen size Bed (1), Double Bed (1), Twin Beds (2), Queen-size Futon (1)
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Gimme Shelter...for the Budget-Conscious Vacationer
average rating of 4.625 based on 16 reviews
Grandview, Missouri

A diamond in the rough side of town

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at this located from July 10-22, 2017. Starting with the reservation the owner Don was helpful in making our reservation because our previous reservation had fell through at the last minute from another VRBO owner and we needed a place ASAP . He assured us that we pick the right vacation home and we continued with the reservation. When we arrived I was surprise the owner had bought some snacks for his guest and had fresh flowers on the table. Later, Don had send us a text about about local restaurants and activities we can enjoy in Delray Beach. The owner gave us our space while we were in town and we spent most of our time away from the property and enjoyed the sites Delray and West Palm Beach offer. Otherwise, we really enjoy our vacation and we will come back in the near future.

The Pros:

Convenience to local restaurants, bars, and activities.

Clean home equipped kitchen.

Equipped home for a family.

Pet friendly

Friendly owner


Owner interrupted our vacation stay to show off the property for future renters.

Ice maker doesn't work.

Owner needs to provide toiletries such as; toilet paper ,washing powder, soap

The wood worms, geckos and lizards this property offers.

Print out list of restaurants ,bars, activities in the area.

Invest in a dishwasher

Transients walking around the property

Overall, we enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning to Delray Beach.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Coopers are a lovely couple,with two beautiful children. They took full advantage of our great location, near the center of a popular downtown and three minutes from on ramps to I-95. They were constantly on the go. When I received a (rare) request for a showing of the property (allowed in most leases, including mine), I first obtained the consent of the Coopers, 24 hours in advance, and scheduled for a time that they assured would be most convenient. When my prospective guests arrived on schedule, the Cooper's plans had evidently shifted and we were asked to wait outside awhile, which we did. It was a bit awkward for everyone. We have taken great care to accurately describe the property and its amenities, as several reviews attest. Our goal is to provide a safe, clean and comfortable lodging at a price not otherwise found for such an offering. In a word, we intend to offer the best value in lodging in Delray Beach.
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Nice place to stay in Delray!

  • 5 of 5

Don is the best—his place is clean, the beds were super comfortable (great mattresses), the kitchen had every appliance which made it possible for us to have a little breakfast in the morning before heading out to the beach or the town, which are both easy to walk to. If we needed anything (which we didn't) Don was always available. This is a great affordable place to stay in the best location. Highly recommend!!! 10 stars!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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diamond in the rough forsure

  • 4 of 5

First glance of home was worrisome, But once inside was very pleased with the home. Taken care of and could tell effort was put in for comfort. Donald was very nice and helpful with information about the town and how to get to places. We enjoyed the privacy of this home. The town is beautiful and only a short walk away.

Things wish house would have had on site:

* laundry detergent

*dish soap

*working icemaker

For the price, privacy, and convenience to get where you need easily in a few miles. We would definitely stay here again and looking forward to it!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family vacation

  • 4 of 5

we stayed at this vacation rental for the purpose having somewhere to put our stuff and a place to lay our heads down at night. The price was perfect for this. The home is small and very clean. However the location of the home is not the best. Being next to a meat market at times there would be a horrible smell outside but since we were going from the house to the car this was not an issue for us. I would recommend this rental to anyone on a budeget and wants to be centrally located to stores and the beach. We had a wonderful vacation Thank you Donald for your affordable home.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susan and her family were great guests although we saw little of them as they were out and about virtually all the time. During their stay, the neighborhood grocery created a big stink when a new employee disposed of some waste improperly, getting all the neighbors up in arms. The proprietor responded to our complaints right away, taking measures to remedy the offence and insure it won’t happen again. Our guests have always appreciate the convenience of this central location, a short drive to the beach, easy walking distance to the night life along Atlantic Avenue and four minutes to I-95 on-ramps. We have been hosting vacationers and travelers since 2010 with a commitment to delivering a clean, fully-equipped, comfortable environment at a great price. We are here to help. Please feel free to call us at any time. Thank you.
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

The house was nice, very clean, and exactly as the pictures indicated. The kitchen was stocked with just about everything you'd need, and the owner had coffee, tea, sweetner and cream for our use. The fire station is across the street, but we never heard any alarms while there. Great location. Deposit was refunded quickly. The only negative was that the bathroom was a bit small. A positive is that there is a washer/dryer - handy for long stays.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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east lansing mi

Would rent again!

  • 5 of 5

I loved the location-trolley available to go down atlantic ave also perfect for biking. You have Atlantic Ave with all the shops and yet you are still close to the beach and Linton Blvd! The house was Clean comfortable and roomy! Hope to stay there in the future!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
2 airports: Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Delray Beach Golf Club
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Ziree Thai & Sushi
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Delray Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Administration/Cleaning $149
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $49
Tax Rate 11.0%

A refundable Security Deposit, $500, will be returned to you following your departure, after cleaning and the taking of inventory.

For guests with pets, add a one-time pet cleaning fee of $49. Thank you.

For parties larger than 6 persons, add $25/night/extra person

For unrelated parties, a separate security deposit is required of each unrelated person in the party.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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