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Tarasita - Bright and Beautiful Garden Setting on Intracoastal / Lake Worth

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 580 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Bright and breezy studio, with queen bed, full bath and kitchen, outdoor deck

Ours is a charming historic private waterfront home in a lovely quiet neighborhood. Guests have total privacy, but my husband and I live on the premises, providing enhanced security and happily meeting whatever needs might arise for our guests! Enter through a luxurious garden filled with fruit trees, tropicals, and orchids. Filled with art and antiques and light, the second story studio catches our fresh ocean breezes. In Tarasita Cottage the spacious high ceilinged main room has more windows than walls, and a full kitchen, full bath, and walk-in closet. The roof deck, with comfortable chairs, umbrellas and gas grill is perfect for reading and relaxing outside. This is a wonderful retreat place, but still close to everything! Walking and biking are popular in the neighborhood and one can do either to reach downtown amenities or the beach. We have bicycles and golf clubs for our guests. Kayak off our private beach. Watch osprey, kingfishers, pelicans, parrots, and wading birds. Downtown Lake Worth is eight blocks away and is filled with charming shops and restaurants. Many of the cafes have outdoor tables and are dog friendly!

Lake Worth beach has a great open air restaurant bar and a gorgeous new pier for fishing or just ogling the beach goers. Feb. 25th and 26th is the annual Lake Worth Street Painting Festival - a great weekend happening! Other nearby (no more than an hour's drive) attractions include Roger Dean Stadium, home of spring training for the Florida Marlins and the St. Louis Cardinals; the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, home to a world class bonsai collection; Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, home of the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival (Jan 11- April 1); Palm Beach Polo Club (polo season Jan 29 - April 2); the Norton Museum of Art; Palm Beach itself and famous Worth Ave for primo shopping; Sawgrass Mills Mall (over 350 outlet stores) for bargain shopping; Lion Country Safari, a drive through African game park; off-shore drift fishing; Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino; Miami Beach!

Nearby Attractions and Activities: Other nearby (no more than an hour's drive) attractions include Roger Dean Stadium, home of spring training for the Florida Marlins and the St. Louis Cardinals; the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, home to a world class bonsai collection; Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, home of the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival (Jan 11- April 1); Palm Beach Polo Club (polo season Jan 29 - April 2); the Norton Museum of Art; Palm Beach itself and famous Worth Ave; Sawgrass Mills Mall (over 350 outlet stores); Lion Country Safari, a drive through African game park; off-shore drift fishing; Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino; Miami Beach!

More Details

Owner
Kathleen Holmes
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

About Kathleen Holmes

Kathleen is a visual artist and writer; Lou is a professional theatre director and producer. We love Florida living, particularly dear, sweet, funky Lake Worth. We also love good food, good wine, good friends, and good dogs!! We feel blessed to live in such a great area and enjoy sharing it with travelers from around the world.

Kathleen Holmes purchased this studio in 2010

Why Kathleen Holmes chose South Palm Park Neighborhood Association

We have lived in Lake Worth for over 20 years, and finally were able to get a 1924 fixer upper on the water. As with houses of this vintage, the renovation is never really done, but we love the process. The garden has been especially rewarding to create - it's becoming a tropical paradise. Sunrises and moon rises over the lake are a lovely reward for all the hard work!

What makes this studio unique

For probably 350 days of the year we are blessed with breezes right off the Atlantic Ocean, so even in summer, there is usually a cool breeze, especially in the evening.

Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Palm Beach International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
multiple
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Lake Worth Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Amtrak, West Palm Beach, FL
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I-95 and 6th Ave So.
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
multiple
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Lake Worth Beach
Car: recommended

Lake Worth is a charming old resort town on the Intracoastal Waterway and one bridge away from the Atlantic Ocean beach. Downtown Lake Worth is filled with small locally owned bars, restaurants with indoor and outdoor dining, antique and other shops, live music, outdoor festivals, and a municipal golf course. There is a Starbucks. Ours is a quiet pedestrian and bike friendly neighborhood with constant tropical breezes. The intracoastal / lake is a mile wide here; at night, the lights from the buildings across the way make for as lovely a vista as there is during the day. Wading birds, pelicans, and the occasional manatee add to the natural beauty.

Other Activities: kayaking

Amenities

South Palm Park Neighborhood Association Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 580 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Studio - 1 queen
  • Queen bed, plus a pullout ottoman single bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We can refer you to a good massage therapist, a good yoga studio, and good acupuncturist while you are here.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 39 reviews
5

Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

My son and I was in the area working and booked this fabulous little house. Kathleen was there to greet us. When we entered the home we had a custom made welcome sign with our names on it and my two little fur babies. What a nice touch! Kathleen also walked my little Harley and Bella every day while I was working. The place was so clean and comfy! I would most definitely recommend this to anyone staying in the area! Absolutely loved it!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Paula! I hope to see you all again soon! xxoo
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5

Wonderfully Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Studio apartment was fully appointed. We loved the backyard looking over Lake Worth and the pool was refreshing. Kathleen and Lou were great host.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Mary and Greg! You all win the prize for best vacationers ever!!!!!
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5

A Secret Slice of Old Florida - Beautiful Setting and So Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in Tarasita for two months! It's a gem of hidden retreat, but near everything you need. There's a full kitchen, plus very nice and cozy everything! Fabulous bath towels, beach towels, and the softest bed sheets ever. The cottage has an authentic old Florida feel and is loaded with antiques and Kathleen's art works. Kathleen and Lou were friendly and respectful and more than accommodating if I needed anything. They had bikes which were perfect for riding around and looking at the historic neighborhood. There is a nice dock out back with a stunning view of the Intracoastal Waterway, home to lots of wading birds, pelicans, and osprey. Come here if you are looking for the perfect place to relax!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful quiet oasis

  • 5 of 5

A delightful tranquil home and garden. The accommodation was very comfortable and clean and the lakeside dock is a great place to relax and enjoy the lake. Kathleen and Lou are attentive hosts without being intrusive. Lake Worth is a quiet town, with some lovely beaches nearby. We would thoroughly recommend Tarasita.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Nelu and Ricardo! It was a pleasure meeting and hosting you two. Come back again, anytime!
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Very Relaxing and private

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 6 wonderful weeks this winter at Tarasita, the apartment above the garage at Lou and Kathleen's very special home in Lake Worth Florida.

We felt very welcome from the first moment of arrival as we parked our trailer and vintage sportscar in the spacious driveway. Our little "nest" was cool, sunny and very comfortable all through our stay, and when the temperatures dipped, our hosts provided a heater to offset the cool nights. The dock became my favourite spot to read, spot interesting waterfowl, and to have a glass of wine.

The loaner bikes were great, I used them for my morning exercise.

We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Joanne and David! We miss you all and Mr. Morgan and can't wait to see you next year! xoxo
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Wonderul

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect holiday made by our stay in Taralago and out great hosts Kathleen and Lou. Our dog Dude had the best time playing with Kleya, Oliver and Theo. We have already booked our return for next year

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Janice! We can't wait to have you all back next year!
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.0%

There may be an additional refundable security deposit when pets are guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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