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The French Cottage, Steps from Atlantic & Pineapple Grove!

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Enjoy our newly pavered backyard with family and friends. Seating for 6 to enjoy

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Last updated: 12/02/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-30 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom historic cottage approximately 1 mile to the beach!

Due to demand, we have already put up our 2018 calendar for your convenience. 2017 is booking up so hurry up and don't wait!

Your home for the next few days or longer is the Florida of the past with the amenities of today all within short walking distance to Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach Tennis Center and of course the beach! Upon your arrival, and after you've parked your car or two on our offstreet driveway, you can decide if you want to catch a Delray Downtowner FREE golf cart to the beach, a tennis match at the end of the block or attend one of the many festivals downtown throughout the year like The Delray Affair, Wine & Seafood Festival or the Delray Beach Festival of the Arts now in it's 26th year!

However, none of this would matter unless you had a nice, quiet, comfortable place to lay your head. That's why we have two brand new king and queen size BeautyRest mattresses to sleep a total of 4 people in our 1100sq.ft home.

The king size bed sits in the master bedroom with it's own walk in closet. The smaller 2nd bedroom has a queen size bed and storage for your belongings as well.


There is one full bath and one half bathroom for your convenience with hair dryer included.

In our living room sits a beautiful like new L shaped couch ready to welcome the tired travel for a Sunday morning nap, watching your favorite TV show or movie on our HDTV with BluRay DVD player, surfing the web with our 50MB download speed WiFI network or just shutting all that off and reading a book. It's your vacation, it's your choice!

If you like to cook, we've got you covered! In addition to the usual appliances we provide all dishes, flatware, utensils, pots/pans, bowls & measuring spoons (for pancakes!) toaster and coffee maker. If you're missing something for your meal like the gravy boat or that lemon zester, let us know and maybe we can help out! And yes, of course there's a grill!;) You are after all on vacation. Also, what better way to start your day with breakfast on the veranda, birds chirping, coffee brewing and the most difficult decision you're going to have to face all day is, 'Where are we going for lunch after the beach?'

Let's face it, you're going to have to wash those swim suits as well and that's not a problem with the full-size washer and dryer less than a year old. All linens are provided which include fresh clean bedding, bath, and beach towels too. You didn't think we were going to make you bring that did you? Oh and we've had a full landscape done that's growing in nicely!

The French Cottage is more than just wood, metal and stone…it's our home that we've decided to share with you, likeminded travelers who aren't looking for the buffet lines, the hotel bars and the awkward elevator silence, people who are looking to experience the locale and truly live like a local. Book your stay now, before someone else does! We look forward to seeing you. John & Lori McCormack
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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, Hospitality, Warmth & Professionalism!
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/02/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    In order to rent from us we have a minimum age requirement of 25 years old. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking in house or veranda/patio, no exceptions....moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Children over 5 years of age may be considered....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • DVD Player:

    Rent and watch your favorite shows or films on our BluRay DVD player....moreless

  • Games:

    We keep a couple board games on hand for those rainy days...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic local cable channels provided...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Enjoy our Bluetooth steaming Bose SoundDock to play your favorite tracks from your smartphone, iPod or anything with a 1/8' mini jack to connect....moreless

  • Television:

    HDTV connected to BluRay player for those days when you've had enough sun....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Online access to all the movies you could ever want, but make sure you bring your online account info so you can log on....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Our kitchen table is where dining usually occurs and seats four travelers....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full size and purchased within the last year...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    We do have one but it's non-functioning and purely for decoration now. It's not too often there's a need for that much heat in South Florida!...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    20MB broadband WiFi network for your surfing pleasure. Stream Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime if you have the accounts....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    2 off-street spots in front of the house for your convenience....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Full size and purchased within the last year...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Our covered veranda wraps around the front of the house in an L shape and leads to backyard. Enjoy your meals outside like the old days and breathe in the fresh ocean air....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Enough space to sit back relax and fire up the BBQ grill for dinner in our fully fenced in backyard. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
December 2016
Dec 1 - Dec 24, 2016
3 night min stay
$145
$870
January 2017
Jan 1 - Jan 31, 2017
30 night min stay

$3,859
Februaury 2017
Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2017
27 night min stay

$3,859
March 2017
Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2017
30 night min stay

$3,859
April 2017
Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$145
$870 $2,700
May - November 2017
May 1 - Nov 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$145
$870 $2,646
December 2017
Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$145
$870 $3,308
January 2018
Jan 1 - Jan 31, 2018
30 night min stay

$3,859
February 2018
Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2018
27 night min stay

$3,859
March 2018
Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2018
30 night min stay

$3,859
April 2018
Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2018
3 night min stay
$145
$870 $2,700
May - November 2018
May 1 - Nov 30, 2018
3 night min stay
$145
$870 $2,646
December 2018
Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2018
3 night min stay
$145
$870 $3,308
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$117
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Departure Cleaning $125 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 12%

Notes:

As shown in calendar, January - February are monthly rental only. Cleaning fees are not refundable deposits.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

19 Miles
Nearest Airport
Palm Beach International Airport
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
O'Conner's Pub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Delray Yacht Cruises
2.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Gulf Stream Golf Club
3.5 Miles
Nearest Train
Tri-Rail
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-95
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Ziree Thai & Sushi
1.3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Delray Beach

Car: Not Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: My wife Lori and I are full-time Delray Beach residents and live right down the street from The French Cottage. We're continually trying to update and improve our home for ourselves and our guests. We recently had new siding, paint, flooring and tile installed on the veranda. When we're not working you can usually find us out and about with our 2 dogs in Delray Beach (we rarely leave) whether it's the beach, Lake Ida dog park, Atlantic Avenue or out west at the Delray MarketPlace. We love to travel in our spare time and have had the privilege of visiting Copenhagen, Berlin, Barcelona, UK, Prague and the Netherlands as well as frequenting Lori's hometown of Asheville, NC. And what goes hand in hand better than travel? Food of course! We're both definitely foodies and will be more than happy to assist with local recommendations and would actually be offended if you didn't ask us where to go;)

Why the Owner Chose Delray Beach, FL, USA:
If given the choice again, we still would have picked Delray Beach to call home and it looks like we're not the only ones as our quaint little beach town has been featured in Conde Nast Traveler, Coastal Living and also voted 'Most Fun Small Town in America' by Rand McNally and USA Today. You know how they say to never buy the first house you look at? Well, we couldn't be happier about that decision because one look and we fell in love. If you appreciate character, history and charm this house has it. It was originally built in 1930 and is a historic property but don't let the unassuming outside fool you because it's been fully remodeled with new electric, A/C, plumbing, and cherry wood floors and has all the modern amenities you might desire on your South Florida vacation! Wondering where the name came from? Well, we liked to pay a little homage to the previous owner who did a great job renovating the property and we feel like we must carry on with the improvements to this living piece of Delray Beach history.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Location, location, location! We're two blocks from Atlantic Avenue, just over a mile from the beach and only one block away from the beautiful Delray Beach International Tennis Center. Close enough but also far away enough from bustling downtown Atlantic Avenue. When you arrive here, put the car keys away because everything is within walking distance or a short relaxing bike ride away! Or if you prefer, just call our friends at the Delray Downtowner who provide FREE! eco-friendly golf cart rides within the entire downtown area. Let's face it, you could stay at a hotel but why pay twice the price for half the space? If you're looking for a unique experience dealing with real locals, we're here to help. We'd love to share our insider tips, knowledge and local pride in our 'Village by the Sea'


Contact us

Speaks: english, Hospitality, Warmth & Professionalism!
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/02/2016

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Photos

  • Enjoy our newly pavered backyard with family and friends. Seating for 6 to enjoy

    Enjoy our newly pavered backyard with family and friends. Seating for 6 to enjoy

  • sit back, relax and take a deep breath. you're on vacation!

    sit back, relax and take a deep breath. you're on vacation!

  • Ahh...the beach.

    Ahh...the beach.

  • reading the morning paper, having a sip of tea or just hanging out, you decide!

    reading the morning paper, having a sip of tea or just hanging out, you decide!

  • Enjoy 40MB HiSpeed WiFI, Netflix or BluRay player

    Enjoy 40MB HiSpeed WiFI, Netflix or BluRay player

  • 2nd half bathroom

    2nd half bathroom

  • the master bedroom is surprisingly large for the home

    the master bedroom is surprisingly large for the home

  • plenty of storage in master bedroom with walk-in closet

    plenty of storage in master bedroom with walk-in closet

  •  queen mattress in 2nd bedroom

    queen mattress in 2nd bedroom

  • storage with hangers for 2nd bedroom with queen size bed

    storage with hangers for 2nd bedroom with queen size bed

  • looking into kitchen at laundry room

    looking into kitchen at laundry room

  • A layout of the cottage for your convenience!

    A layout of the cottage for your convenience!

  • Spacious seating for 6, blue sky & green grass! All it's missing is you!

    Spacious seating for 6, blue sky & green grass! All it's missing is you!

  • newly landscaped in October 2014

    newly landscaped in October 2014

  • One of our favorite parts of the remodel is our newly renovated veranda

    One of our favorite parts of the remodel is our newly renovated veranda

  • another view of veranda. We ask all our guests to recycle:)

    another view of veranda. We ask all our guests to recycle:)

  • standing in the dining room looking into the kitchen and 2nd bedroom

    standing in the dining room looking into the kitchen and 2nd bedroom

  • full bathroom

    full bathroom

  • open dining room with corner desk & decorative fireplace

    open dining room with corner desk & decorative fireplace

  • 2nd bedroom with storage bench for shoes

    2nd bedroom with storage bench for shoes

  • full size kitchen with fridge, dishwasher, microwave and oven

    full size kitchen with fridge, dishwasher, microwave and oven

  • view from kitchen looking into living and dining rooms

    view from kitchen looking into living and dining rooms

  • Full size washer & dryer less than year old. First Aid kit for your convenience.

    Full size washer & dryer less than year old. First Aid kit for your convenience.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, December 07, 2016

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