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History Loves Company

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 400 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Newly Restored Bungalow Loft Apartment In Historic Downtown Stuart, Florida

Ideal for a romantic getaway for two, or a single person traveling for business or pleasure, buried in tropical foliage, the Loft on California is cozy 400 square-foot 2nd story walk up bird's nest atop of a meticulously restored 1926 bungalow style private home located in the Frazier's Addition garden district in historic downtown Stuart, Florida.

The roofline apartment is packed with upgraded features including king size bed, large bathroom with sparkling custom artisan tiled shower stall, floor to ceiling stained glass windows, newly remodeled full kitchen with stone counter tops, wood floors, sitting area with large flat screen TV, cable and WiFi.

The living area is nearly doubled by the secluded adjacent outdoor deck/lounge area surrounded by tropical foliage and overhead trellis.

Unit access is via private exterior staircase to a programmable keypad entry door. You can program your own private code so there is no fussing with lost keys.

If cooking in the spotless new fully equipped kitchen is not on your agenda, historic downtown Stuart, situated on the waterfront of the St. Lucie River, is a five minute walk to multiple restaurants and bars covering all budgets from waterfront fine dining and seafood, to casual Thai/sushi, sports bar and Italian food. Dress it up or dress it down with shorts and flip flops...anything goes in the relaxed and casual south Florida environment.

The centerpiece of downtown Stuart is the historic Lyric Theater performing arts center offering great seasonal live music and theatrical performances. Downtown also offers great shopping for clothes, fine art, crafts, salons, yoga and massage therapy.

Pristine beaches are a 10 minute drive or a 20 minute bike ride.

Come visit us, history loves company!

More Details

Owner
Bruce Wall
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Bruce Wall

Kim and Bruce are a very warm, welcoming and laid back couple who live onsite. They are there if you need them, but otherwise are out of sight if you don't. All of the stained glass in the residence was designed and by Kim. Now a retired glass artist, Kim is a professional pastry chef who enjoys creating edible art. Bruce, who has worked in the aerospace industry for many years, is a seasoned water sportsman who enjoys paddle boarding, surfing, fishing and scuba diving. Don't let him convince you to try out his Indo Board balance trainer, you may end up on your rear end with a bruised ego...nothing that an ice cold beer won't heal.

Bruce Wall purchased this apartment in 1989

Why Bruce Wall chose Stuart

Whether is it is a lovable puss-in-boots or a 1926 old Florida bungalow, Kim and Bruce are always looking for a good rescue project. In a sad state of neglect and disrepair, in 1989 they fell in love with and purchased this charming bungalow style home and over the years have meticulously and personally restored this home to it's original charm, yet have elevated it to a new level by tastefully integrating modern features and upgrades.

What makes this apartment unique

Old Stuart and the Loft on California turn the clock back to a 1960's Key West back-street vibe with great privacy and immense charm, without the hustle bustle of present day Key West. With shopping, dining, recreational and leisure amenities within walking distance or a short drive, all you need for a great stay with us is within a lazy arm's reach.

Amenities

Stuart Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq ft
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , large shower
  • Large Master Bath with shower dressing area
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size bed
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

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History Loves Company
average rating of 4.948718 based on 39 reviews
4

Quiet, peaceful, great location

  • 4 of 5

A really nice location, near the peninsula of two forks of the St. Lucie river and only a five minute walk from downtown, this is what old Stuart is all about. A magical spot with constant afternoon breezes, softly clapping hands of bamboo and susurrating leaves of tropical foliage, it is a enchanting retreat for a solo traveler or a couple looking to explore old-town Stuart.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So true about old Dowtown Stuart
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5

Quaint & Charming

  • 5 of 5

I had a wonderful trip and l loved my stay. Perfect for 2 guest!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy house and very convenient for walking to town

  • 5 of 5

Bruce and Kim were perfect hosts; available for whatever we needed but never hovered over us. We loved the place! We would definitely recommend it to anyone who is looking for a stress free vacation spot in the beautiful town of Stuart and also close to all the beaches and Mets spring training.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

great

  • 5 of 5

clean clean clean

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for our five day visit in Stuart. It was great being so close to downtown. We didn't need to worry about finding parking - we walked a couple of blocks and we were there! The loft was quiet and cozy, and had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Small but comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We stay in vacation rentals 3 to 4 times a year so I feel we have a good basis for comparison. While History Loves Company was the smallest, it was by far the cleanest and best equipped. I travel with a box of emergency supplies in the car in case a rental does not have what I need. I never had to go into that box for the 2 weeks we were here! I appreciated the little touches - a pen and pad of paper on the table, a box of tissues in every room and of course Bruce's signature Mimosa supplies waiting in fridge. Bruce and Kim were great hosts. We only had 1 small problem, a malfunctioning light fixture, but Bruce fixed it in a timely manner.

I would return again. This was my first visit to Stuart and found it to be a nice little town and a great base for exploring the whole area.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Riverwalk Cafe and Oyster Bar
World class dinning
Mulligan's Beach House Bar & Grill
Luna's
Local favorite walk window 3 minutes
Krua Thai Asian Cuisine
Best thi in the state uncle Bens the best prices our good
Maria's Cafe and Grill
Best breakfast in town
Spoto's Oyster Bar
good happy hour
Sailor's Return
Great sunset good
The Fresh Market
Nearest Airport
42 Miles
West palm beach
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
severel within walking distince
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Martin county
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
12 within waking distince
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Stuart Beach
Car: not necessary

Located in downtown stuart electric shuttle will pick you up

moped and bike rental two blocks away

Photos

Rates & Availability

Available
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $25
Pet Fee $50

no smoking inside on deck area

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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