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Historic District 'Old Florida' 1BR steps to City Place & Convention Center.

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Super location with a tropical, Key West feel. Cozy spot for 2-4 close to beach.

**Note** I am only accepting reservations for 30 day minimum. Lovely and well preserved bungalow style 1 bedroom apartment in a duplex. A real piece of Old Florida in a prime location. Fully licensed by the town, county and State. The Grandview Heights Historic District is a cul-de-sac neighborhood so the streets are very quiet. The Convention Center, City Place or Kravis Center is a 5 minute walk or catch the free downtown trolley. Palm Beach is a 10 minute bike ride with Worth Avenue and of course, the beach or you could ride the bicycles we provide to Antique Row and check out the thrift shops along the way. In City Place there are lots of restaurants, loads of retail shops, a grocery store, movies, You may catch the free trolley there to take you to the downtown action and waterfront. Howard Park is 2 blocks away with a dog park for those who travel with their best friend. Very Important Paws is around the corner and is a full service pet boutique.

So come on down and enjoy the privacy of your own space with luxury bedding and a sofa bed for friends. Ample parking on street. All the amenities of a good hotel with the advantage of kitchen and laundry facilities to make your stay enjoyable.

Please note* Normal check in time is after 3pm and check out by 12pm. We will make every effort to offer late check out or early check in when possible!

• 1-95 – Four minutes

• City Place – 0.4 miles/seven minute walk

• Dog Park – 0.3 miles/six minute walk

• PBI Airport – 3.5 miles/ten minute drive

• Clematus Street – 0.8 miles/four minute drive

• Beach – ten minute bike ride

• Grocery Store – 0.7 miles/four minute drive

• Convention Center – 0.2 miles/five minute walk

• Ann Norton Sculpture Garden – 0.4 miles/eight minute walk

• VIP Paws Pet Groomer and Sitter – 0.4 miles/eight minute walk

• Tri-Rail – 1.8 miles/six minute drive

More Details

James Holley
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 29, 2017

About James Holley

I bought the property with the intention to expand it and consolidate the space into a townhouse. The market fell and I managed it as yearly rental for a while. Recently I decided to try VRBO so I restored and furnished one half for vacation rental. If this works out, I will remodel the other side which has a wonderful garden space.

James Holley purchased this apartment in 2004

Why James Holley chose Grandview Heights

I fell in love with West Palm Beach and as a native Floridian I know the whole State very well. I think this location is just about ideal. It feels very much like old town Key West. The experience here is Florida the way it used to be. I should mention that the train comes through all the historic districts in this area and it does come through during the night but folks generally don't mind.

What makes this apartment unique

As I have pointed out, the location is outstanding. Now that they are building a brand new Hilton hotel 2 blocks away it just made sense to offer an affordable alternative for vacationers and people attending events at the Convention Center. With this apartment, I have tried to make it feel just the way it would have in 1948 when it was built. I am a professional decorator and decided to go with an Old Florida theme.


Grandview Heights Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • 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 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • There is a pull out sofa in the living room.
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Historic District 'Old Florida' 1BR steps to City Place & Convention Center.
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Great stay.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying here very much. James is a great owner and host. He went beyond the call to ensure that our stay was very enjoyable and worry free. We highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We've been on holidays , the house we liked a lot and it was very comfortable for my best friend and I, we had everything we need, bicycles, pots, television, etc. James was always very kind to us, he helped us the first day we arrived to locate us in the area also he helped to lower the seats of the bikes he provide us and every time we needed help, he always came to help. I will definetly recommend this house , it's near to the bus stop, the city place mall and a lot of shops near the house.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had a Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place! Loved the location and convenience. You can walk everywhere! Checking in and out was easy - no complaints! I will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Margaret, Glad you enjoyed your stay. You are welcome back anytime! I will be opening the other half of the duplex to short term rental next year. That side has a large garden area and a big wood deck so don't be afraid of writing even if the calendar says booked, I will hold you a spot. James
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Quiet and Relaxing

  • 4 of 5

The property was located in a quiet and well kept neighborhood. The owner was very accommodating. I would recommend if you are looking to get away for a period of time.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jason! You are welcome back anytime. I am opening the other side of the duplex for short term rental next season so write to me even if I am booked and we will work something out. James
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Very Comfortable and extremely accommodating 10 day retreat in West Palm Beach!

  • 5 of 5

We are just home from a very comfortable stay at perfectly located home in the artistic district of Grandview Heights. The first 4 days was a getaway for my wife and I and remaining 6 for a conference at the Convention Center - literally 4 minute walk away.

The value was simply all there and more for the price we paid. From arrival to departure - the owners were extremely accommodating too - helping with local info, insights as well as providing bikes for a little tour (there are sand mats on top of washer and dryer)

For those who have any noise concerns for the local train that passes through out day and night - we can attest that first night was only night that we heard it - remaining nights it did not affect us or sleep.

For local breakfast/coffee - Panera Breads was great (in city place - 7 minute walk). Publix also close by for groceries. - 10 minute walk. Also had great dining out experiences at Bucaan on Palm Beach island and Brio and Cheese Cake Factory in City Place. For car rental - Enterprise is about 10 minute walk down the road.

If you have time - and like sculptures and rare species palm trees - swing by Ann Norton Garden Sculptures.

Thank you to the owners for offering this great retreat for us to enjoy the wonderful sites of West Palm Beach.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Attending a seminar at the Palm Beach Convention Center

  • 5 of 5

Great location as it is walking distance from many desirable locations including City Place & the Palm Beach Convention Center

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3.5 Miles
Nearest Train
1.8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.4 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Palm Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $30 + Tax
Pet Fee $35 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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