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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Large private 3/2 pool home close to beach and entertainment

Beautiful 3/2/2 pool home with large tropical/private yard in Sandpiper Bay subdivision. Comfort is key here! Tiled floors, granite countertops and updated kitchen and bathrooms, over 2700 sq ft of relaxation. Master Bedroom has a queen bed with master bath (glass enclosed shower, toilet, double vanity) and large walk in closet. The 2nd (guest) bedroom has a queen bed large closet. The guest bath (single vanity, toilet, large soaker tub/shower) is located right across the hall. The third bedroom has 2 twin beds large closet and also shares the guest bath. All bedrooms are fully appointed and equipped with Flat Screen TVs and DVD players. The Large, screened, in-ground pool has a covered lanai and a "in your own world" lush tropical setting. The sun shines on the pool most of the day! The yard has coconut trees, banana and papaya trees and pineapples! The home is located 8 miles to Jensen Beach on Hutchinson Island. 3.3 miles to Treasure Coast Mall. Centrally located close to shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. Mere minutes from The Saints at Port St Lucie Golf Course! Monthly stays receive discounted rates.


More Details

Rich and Fran Kugel
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Rich and Fran Kugel

We are Rich and Fran Kugel. We are easy to reach and will do our utmost to be sure your stay in our home is enjoyable and stress free.

Rich and Fran Kugel purchased this house in 2013

Why Rich and Fran Kugel chose Florida Central East

Our fully updated home is nestled on a large estate lot surrounded by tropical palms, coconut and papaya trees. Location is great! Located in a quiet subdivision just minutes from Jensen Beach, Treasure Coast Mall, golfing, restaurants and more.

What makes this house unique

Large private pool (big enough for the entire family!) and the home offers great privacy and peaceful relaxation yet is close and convenient to everything. The back yard/pool area is surrounded by lush tropical foliage which offers privacy and a tropical resort feel. Morning coffee and evenings are especially peaceful and tranquil overlooking the pool and listening to the fountains and birds.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is a great house and everything we needed was there from dishes to wifi. Close to shopping and beaches. The neighborhood was quiet and very well maintained, it was a real home away. The owners were very friendly and helpful responding to our questions with a quick email or phone call. Only drawback was the pool was unheated and we were not able to really use it the water was just to cold, although we did enjoy the screened in patio area.
Feb 2015
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
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average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean, organized and accommodating! Rich & Fran were fantastic hosts...quick to respond to anything we needed. A true home away from home. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5

Home was beautiful!! Very clean. Home is in a great quiet neighborhood, minutes from everything. It was everything I wanted it to be when we came back to PSL to visit. Felt like home!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi John, We are so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay! We aim to please and hope that you will bring your family back next year! Warm regards, Rich and Fran
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Port St Lucie

  • 5 of 5

Clean, clean, with everything you need

Highly recommend

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Barbara. So glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Very clean, comfortable home stocked with all you need. Quiet neighborhood, yet close to major roads

  • 5 of 5

Papaya Paradise was definitely the cleanest of several homes we've rented in the past. Well-equipped kitchen and bathrooms. TV's in all bedrooms as well as living room kept teenagers happy at night. Great laundry room and plenty of towels.

Also helpful was the push button front entry and garage door opener. Rich and Fran really made it easy to settle in quickly and get busy with your vacation activities. Would love to return!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Adrienne, so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay. We look forward to having you come back!
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Perfect Vacay home!

  • 5 of 5

Location... cant get any better, close to everything! House is very nice and updated! Private back yard with pool! Home office was perfect for me! FREE internet too! Upscale samsung appliances and W/D too! 2 car garage to protect the car from bad weather. Owners are lovely to deal with. I was there a month and it was perfect! I would recommend this rental!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kathy. Rich and I are so glad that you and your mom enjoyed your stay and we look forward to hearing from you again!
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A real paradise!

  • 5 of 5

This is a fully equipped three-bedroom house with an office space, in a quiet residential area. Close to Florida Turnpike and I-95. The house was wonderful with a huge swimming pool and a backyard with pineapples, coconuts, limes, papayas and some fresh herbs for cooking. We don’t have pool at home but in every other sense we felt quite at home. It was clean and homely. Close to Jensen beach, shopping centers, we even went to Disneyworld with my grandson (1 hr 40 min trip). I would definitely rent their house again. Fran and Rich thank you for allowing us the opportunity to stay at your beautiful house for a month to remember.

God bless you both.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mr. Reyes, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you so much for such a wonderful review!
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Nearest Airport
47 Miles
Palm Beach International via I-95
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
US 1
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Jensen Beach on Hutchinson Island
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Port Saint Lucie House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter II
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 11.5%

Rates are subject to change until confirmation is received. Pool safety fence is available and will only be installed upon request from renter(s) at least three (3) days prior to arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Port Saint Lucie House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , Master bath has double vanity, glass enclosed shower
    Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large guest bath has single vanity, tub/shower combo
  • plenty of towels, wash clothes provided
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen Bed, standard closet; flatscreen tv & dvd player
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 twin beds with standard closet; flatscreen TV & DVD player
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Master Bath with walk-in Closet; Flatscreen TV
  • All bedrooms come with 2 sets of bed linens.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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