Simply Elegant Historic Southland Park Home, Wpb, Minutes to Palm Beach(8 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:6-15 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
Beautiful 4 bedroom, private home with a separate guest house, gorgeous pool.
The "Florida" room envelops you in cozy warmth, painted in a custom Benjamin Moore color, that is a deep "stunning" blue. This room features a "60" flat screen TV, and French doors that open out to the side patio. Walk along the brick terrace to the new T shaped saltwater pool, nestled among your private tropical garden, filled with the scents of jasmine and gardenia.
The formal dining room has seating for 6, and has French doors that lead out to the Loggia, a beautifully covered outdoor dining area with seating for 4~ Step through this gate to the pool, for more al fresco dining.
The kitchen is newly updated with all new appliances and fixtures, and an induction range.
The three bedrooms in the main house are upstairs; the Master bedroom has a king size, four poster bed, and is furnished in soft white, neutrals and pale blue, for a calming spa like feel.
The bathroom for this bedroom is next door, and features the original tub and tile from 1925. The shower head has been replaced, and the room has been updated with crisp white paint and blue "coral" fabric to create a fun "beach-y" vibe, without compromising the integrity of the era.
The next guest room-the "sea turtle" (navy bedroom) has a queen size bed, and is fashioned to look like a daybed, with lots of down pillows.
The "starfish" bedroom also has a queen size bed, and is done in soft white, with pops of pink & orange.
These two bedrooms share the "bumble bee" bathroom, which features the original 1925 yellow & black tile, a unique black octagonal sink, and black light fixtures. There is a stall shower in this bathroom (no tub), and a new shower head.
All three bedrooms have TV, new mattresses, new luxury linens, and 100% down pillows & duvets.
The Guest Cottage(Casita Lucinda)-This separate cottage, is steps away from the pool, and offers an additional 400 sq. feet. of living space; Enter thru the newly located door to the right, and what once was a tiny garage space has been converted into a gleaming white storage/laundry area with plenty of storage for towels, serving pieces, extra cushions, pool accouterments, etc. Enter the one bedroom cottage thru this space into the newly configured living area. The kitchen, and bathroom(with shower), remain in the same location. The bedroom has a new queen size bed, and there is a daybed in the living room that has a twin mattress, with a second twin bed (trundle style) underneath. The kitchen has a stove, fridge and microwave. There is a breakfast "nook" with seating for 4, and there is a new TV in the antique pine armoire.This adorable little guest suite will sleep 2-4 people.
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Member since: 2015
- 1940 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
The pool is right outside the backdoor, and even though the property is fenced in, the pool is not. I have had plenty of children come to stay, but a child can easily get to the pool, so parental supervision is a MUST, at all times....moreless
Non Smoking Only:
I would consider it OK to smoke OUTSIDE, But not INSIDE my home. All of my furniture is newly upholstered, and the entire house was painted a year ago. I really do not want anyone smoking in the interior spaces. So please don't smoke....moreless
I would appreciate full disclosure concerning any pets you may have. As long as they are well behaved, have their current shots, and do not disturb my neighbors, then dogs are welcome. However, there is an additional fee for dogs....moreless
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 4-8
- Bedroom 1, 2, & 3 are in the main house. Bedroom 4 & 5 are in the cottage. The master bedroom and the two guest rooms can sleep 2 people in each room. The Master is the largest bedroom in the house, next is the "sea-turtle"(navy bedroom), and then the "star-fish" (pink & orange) bedroom. All bedrooms have TV, and ceiling fans. Bedroom 4 & 5 can sleep an additional 4 people....moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Bathroom 1, the "blue coral" bathroom, is adjacent to the master bedroom, and has a tub and shower-the shower head is new. The 2nd bathroom, the "bumblebee" (yellow & black) is shared between the two guest rooms. This bathroom has a stall shower(no tub). It also has a new shower head. The 3rd bathroom or "powder room" is off the kitchen. Bathroom # 4 is another full bathroom in the cottage....moreless
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Near The Ocean:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Water Skiing
There are three separate dining areas. The formal dining room with seating for 6 ( table extends). The Loggia- a covered outdoor dining area that seats 4. By the pool- another dining area for 6....moreless
- Dining Room
- Seating for 6 people
Central air-conditioning, and ceiling fans in all the bedrooms. There are also ceiling fans in the Florida room and in the kitchen, (there is always a tropical breeze through the french doors)....moreless
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils:
Deck / Patio:
The backyard brick patio is gated, and is surrounded by lush foliage, palm trees, bougainvillea, jasmine, and gardenia. The patio features 4 lounge chairs, 2 club chairs, a dining table with 6 chairs....moreless
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|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 1 - Apr 6, 2017
6 night min stay
Apr 7 - Apr 21, 2017
15 night min stay
Jun 1 - Oct 31, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
6 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $99
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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There is so much to do and see in this area; If you like sports, music, theatre, antiquing, fishing, sightseeing, history, shopping, eating...LOL... the list goes on and on. That's why I have a "must-do-book" that you will receive via email, and a "hard copy" when you arrive at my home. It gives you an insider's guide to Palm Beach as well as West Palm Beach, with all the hidden "gems" that you might never have heard of!
Year Purchased: 2014
About the owner: As you get older it is lucky to find a "new" path, one that has lead me to this home and a business I love. I had no idea when I bought this home, that less than 3 years later I would find myself in the "vacation" home rental business. It was really by chance. When my Mother passed away, I was lucky enough to have the money to Purchase a home. I had spent all my winters in New York for the past 20 years, and decided I had had enough...I wanted the warmth and sunshine of another place. I had never really been "over the bridge" to WPB before, having spent my childhood vacationing with my family on Palm Beach. But when my youngest brother moved to WPB, I mentioned that I would like to look at some houses? He found me this one! I bought it without even seeing it! I loved it from the 1st time I saw the photos. WPB is a unique place, and it has changed dramatically throughout my lifetime...The area my home is in, has not changed; Beautiful, Historic homes, built around 1925...But, now there is great shopping, art, culture, music, all within a short distance. The beach, the "lake"(people refer to it as the intercoastal now)...But it will always be Lake Worth to me! I love the sea, and everything about the beach...but, I also love the quiet of the lake, the bike path that winds along the lake on "The Island" is still one of my most favorite things to just walk along with my dog, Perlita. I hope to someday spend a lot more time there, but in the meantime I hope my "guests" will enjoy it as much as I do.
Why the Owner Chose Central Park, West Palm Beach, FL, USA:
My Grandparents would spend the New York winters in Palm Beach, and they wouldn't come back up north until spring! My mother would send my brothers and my sister and I down on vacation, to spend time with them. Palm Beach was such a magical place, and I had such fond memories of those years, so long ago. So when one of my brother's moved to West Palm Beach, and I started to visit the area again, I discovered the historic districts of West Palm Beach, and fell in love with Southland Park & El Cid. I bought this home, knowing that I wouldn't be able to travel in the same "style" that my Grandparents had, (spending the entire winter on vacation) but, I hope to spend as much time there as I can. I love the area, the houses, the tropical climate, the beach, the bike paths, the quaint little restaurants...the antique shops...my neighbors...you get the idea!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The pool is what caught my eye originally...then the landscaping, the lush, tropical feel, and the privacy... the historic Mediterranean architecture... all reasons why I fell in love with the house... The hard wood floors, the fireplace, the original french doors, the leaded windows...all remind me of "Old Palm Beach", and an era when my Grandparents would have been living and socializing in homes, very reminiscent of mine.
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View of the back of the house, and Loggia
Dining Room~ Table extends to seat 6 people
Loggia~View of the pool~ Alfresco Dining at it's best!
Sunroom/Family Room~ 60" TV
Master Bedroom~ King size Canopy bed
Master Bathroom~ Shower and Tub
The "Bumblebee" Bathroom~Guest Bathroom with Shower
The Backyard & Cottage~outdoor dining for 6
Cottage~Kitchen and Dining area, with bedroom to the right. TV in the Armoire.
Cottage bathroom~ has a shower
Front door~ original pecky cypress from 1925
Living Room~ Formal yet cosy
Another view of the Dining Room looking out to the Loggia & Pool
Loggia~Looking towards the Dining Room
Kitchen~featuring all new stainless steel appliances.
Sea Turtle Guest Bed Room~ Queen size bed (photo is slightly distorted)
The Starfish Bed Room~ Queen size bed
The Cottage~Living Room Day bed w/ trundle
Bedroom in the Cottage~ New Queen size bed.
Outdoor patio~looking at the cottage.
Pool at Dusk
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Sunday, February 26, 2017
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