Built in 1924, Live Oak House is a charming historic house nestled in a lush tropical garden situated at the end of a dead end street. This is a very quiet and private residence, surrounded by live oaks and tropical foliage; everywhere you look there is green! Live Oak House has all the elegant and funky charm of a historic home, Florida style; high ceilings, large windows, serious crown molding, and hardwood floors throughout! There are three bedrooms, the master being quite large with a king size bed, single day bed, and writing desk. The other two bedrooms have queen size beds. There is also a single daybed and an optional inflatable queen bed for extra guests. The sun porch can serve as a fourth bedroom. The large living room contains a 52' flat screen TV, and a card/puzzle table. The kitchen is fully equipped, with gas range and wine cooler. The dining room is also spacious and opens onto the outdoor patio which over looks the pool; the patio contains a dining table and chairs as well as a cozy seating area. An upstairs washer/dryer makes doing laundry easy. Amenities include wifi and beach equipment! Bicycles are also available. Live Oak House shares the garden and pool with Live Oak Cottage, a two story, one bedroom home. See photos and info at Home Away #3811725. The Live Oak House and Cottage are both new listings for us; please see our listing #934400 for 2 years of happy guest reviews!
A spacious 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, with sunporch, outdoor patio, and large pool
- english, spanish, italian
About Kathleen Holmes
Kathleen is a visual artist and writer; Lou is a professional theatre director and producer. We love Florida living, particularly dear, sweet, funky Lake Worth. We also love good food, good wine, good friends, and good dogs!! We feel blessed to live in such a great area and enjoy sharing it with travelers from around the world.
Kathleen Holmes purchased this House in 1992
Why Kathleen Holmes chose South Palm Park Neighborhood Association
Live Oak House and Cottage are in a serene, magical setting, surrounded by ancient live oaks and tropical foliage.
What makes this House unique
Quiet and privacy in a beautiful surrounding.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Ultimate relaxation in a beautiful, historic home
Live Oak House is so charming and so relaxing. It is a well maintained historical home supplied with luxurious linens and extras that give it an especially good feel. The grounds and pool are wonderful. Finally, Kathleen and Louie are terrific hosts. I whole-heartedly recommend the experience!
This home is a must see! We had so much fun!
This home is a must see! The pictures online do not so it justice! It’s absolutely beautiful! The pool is surrounded by lush, tropical plants and there are so many outdoor seating/eating/lounging areas. The home itself remind me of a Charleston or Savannah historic Southern home. It was perfect for our family of 5. The kids enjoyed playing in the pool while we lounged nearby! The beach is super close and has cute little shops and restaurants. Kathleen was so accommodating and quickly answered any of my questions. We will absolutely be back!
Thanks so much, Catalina! I am sorry our paths didn't cross this time, but next time for sure. Thank you also for leaving the house so immaculate - that's our job, but I so appreciate your taking such good care of the old girl!!!! xxoo
Wonderful, historic property
Loved staying in this beautiful two story home...it was so charming and spacious, and Kathleen thoughtfully provided everything we needed. We even had cookies and fresh fruit waiting on our arrival! It was too cool when we were there to enjoy the pool, but hopefully next visit we will plan for warmer weather...we will definitely return! Thanks so much, Kathleen, for being such a wonderful hostess for our visit!
Old Florida lifestyle
This is our second stay. The last time we stayed in the smaller house on the property. This time we had our brother and sister in law for a few days and stayed in Live Oak House. The house exudes old Florida charm and style. The landscaping is wild and tropical with the black bottomed pool as its centerpiece. Perfect for relaxing and catching up with family. We spent most of our daylight in the yard and porch. The house itself seems as if you’re coming home to visit a familiar beloved relative. We’re in love with this property and hope to make more memories here. Kathleen is an excellent hostess!
Hi Patricia and Henry, thank you so much for everything! We are putting this property on the market between May and September. If we do not have a contract on it by September, it will be available to rent again next year. I am so conflicted about this it’s not even funny!!!! We are hoping that a sweet couple will buy it and live in part of it and continue to rent out the other part because I would hate to disappoint all the wonderful folks we’ve met like you all who love this special property as much as we do. Stay tuned . . . xxoo
Spring break with the Cardinals
As the owners of a 90 year old home, we felt quite at home at Live Oak House. Everything was homey and comfortable. The yard was like our own private oasis. There was plenty of room for the five of us to spread out. We were a short drive from everything we needed. Hopefully this trip was the start of a new family tradition!
I truly loved the property, the character and the owners.
Live oak was a perfect getaway for my mom, sister, friend and I. We enjoyed the quiet neighborhood and beautiful vegetation. We wish we would've stayed another three nights .
Thanks so much, Katrin! I'm glad you all had such a relaxing retreat. xxxooo