1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
- english, spanish, portuguese
About Vera Calihan
I'm a native of Delray Beach and in my own business that has grown to be statewide.
Vera Calihan purchased this Condo in 1985
Why Vera Calihan chose Delray Beach
I'm a native beach and surfer sailing kid (despite my age) from Delray and bought the whole complex years ago as my first real estate renovation project and have kept this unit ever since because it is so special. I have just begun to rent it short term again after decades of it being used by family and friends.
What makes this Condo unique
This is as close to sailing as you get on land!
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Unique beachside walk-up
Directly across A1A from a nice beach, and having the wooden beach chairs w/ umbrella already set up along the water meant we didn't have to bring our own. I know that costs the unit owner a lot, but its well worth it to the guests, so I'd encourage them to keep providing that amenity. All we had to do is tip the beach guys a couple of bucks each time, so besides that, its free and soooo convenient.
The unit is right on the edge of all the action in downtown Delray Beach along Atlantic Ave.., but the unit itself is across from the beach from A1A 4 properties from Atlantic Ave. It has a peek a boo view of the Atlantic. The property is Green, Lush, and Tropical. The balcony is large & very nice, but in the Summer its hot by mid-morning until dusk. It would be perfect in season when the temps are not so hot.
It is directly next door to a beach bar, but the unit is well insulated , so once inside it didn't bother me. It is noisy coming & going from Noon-11:30pm, but once inside, I hardly heard it.
It's well decorated, high end appliances, and kitchen accessories. Cool wood plank flooring and some exposed brick that made it feel like a beachside loft. My wife would have loved it, but this was a solo trip for me this time.
I found the Queen bed/bedding to be high end and comfortable. The bedroom has a Black-out blind in case you want to sleep late.
There is no free guest parking. Guests have to try to get a beach parking spot which is hit, or miss.
I'm very technologically challenged, so I couldn't get the cable working, but Vera called me back w/in 5 minutes, and by that time my friend figured it out since he has the same cable provider.
There are steps to walk up, and the stairwell is a bit narrow when carrying things. The ceiling is low in the closet, laundry room, and parts of the kitchen, and the bathroom is tight. If you are unusually tall or big, these issues could present an issue for some. I'm averaged sized, so it was all just fine for me.
I would return again. The refurb on this unit was VERY well done, and while no on-site manager, Vera responds almost immediately to emails and phone messages, so the support was great.
Most people will LOVE this unit, but larger, less mobile people, or people who are seeking remote peace and quiet, no so much. This property is in the heart of it all so if you seeking an active night life, or lots of time on the beach, this place can not be topped.
We have never had such a thoughtful and well articulated review as yours! Thank you so much and we look forward to having you and your wife as our guests again in Delray Beach.
Very cozy and comfortable
My wife and I really enjoyed this little loft hideaway in the trees. Many thoughtful cohesive design elements gave us such an overall feeling of comfort and relaxation. Ample kitchen accessories and various electronics for music, computer use, etc made it easy for our business transactions while there. The view out to the ocean and sunrises are beautiful. The loft seems well insulated and when the doors are closed it is very quiet inside. The deck is very private and cozy. Vera was a pleasure to interact with, attentive, concerned, and asking us questions about potential improvements. Really enjoyed our stay.
Thanks so much John, the Loft is very special to us and love when our guests feel as comfortable as we do there. We hope to see you in Delray Beach again soon. My best, Vera
The unit was as advertised, clean, and functional. You can't beat the location across the street from the beach and within walking distance of Atlantic Ave, and the view from the deck is amazing. We will be staying again.
Wonderful Weekend Getaway
We simply enjoyed and loved this little gym in Delray Beach. It exceeded our expectations. The room is super cozy and the bed is very comfortable. The only thing that I would improve would be The cooling of the air-conditioning, but overall I would love to stay here again.
Lovely Delray Beach Apartment!
We loved our stay at this cozy, well appointed apartment! Beautiful view from the amazing deck and phenomenal location. We highly recommend!
I am so glad you enjoyed The Loft and hope you you will come again soon to enjoy the sand and the very special town of Delray Beach.
Highly recommend this unique, clean and spacious loft with all you need and a great view!
The Loft is a very special spot...small, unique one bedroom with a long private deck overlooking the ocean and built out like a fine yacht. Really wonderful spot for one couple who loves the beach, fine dining within walking distance, and a unique hide away right in the middle of the action of Atlantic Avenue. Use the Loft's beach cabana with lounge chairs, wind block and umbrella or walk about a quarter of a mile down the beach to rent a Hobie Cat or tons of other beach toys. Or you might choose to walk downtown to world class theater, music, and lectures, or to an active arts community event. Or you might drive directly west for an airboat tour of the Everglades or a stroll through the Morikami's gardens and museums. South Beach is only an hour south, or see a Miami Heat or Dolphin's game even closer than South Beach. The thirty minute drive to Palm Beach along AIA viewing the oceanfront mansions of the rich and famous is also a fun getaway but beware of your credit card limit once you hit the famed Worth Avenue where the shopping is way above average.