Vintage Spanish Beach House with Pool, Walk to Downtown(16 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-4 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, sleeps 10
Vintage Spanish revival pool house steps to downtown and beach:
Once a B&B, the historic Banana Inn is now a welcoming vacation rental house. 4 bed, 3 bath, 1920s two story Spanish revival house features period details, wood floors, Mexican tile, arched windows and cocquina fireplace plus modern conveniences like two zone central air, HD satellite TV (premium channels) and wifi. Relax on the back patio around the private Mediterranean style inground heated pool, or chill out on the deck under the retractable awning. Two blocks to arty Lake Worth downtown with galleries, theater, bars, restaurants and vintage stores. Four blocks to intracoastal, boat launch and seafront public golf course. Walk over the bridge to the beach and fishing pier, farmers market (in season) and beachfront dining. Easy 15 minute drive to Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Delray Beach and equestrian events at Wellington. Large, fully fenced yard. Well behaved dogs welcome. No smoking.
YOU WILL NOT ENJOY THIS HOUSE: If you want a quiet suburban lifestyle further from town, or a gated community feel; you want everything match-matchy; you'd rather have a new condo over a 1920s cottage-style house.
Member since: 2012
- 1800 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 10
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- Books For Adults
- Books For Kids
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Tourist Attractions
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Dining Room
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning
- Alarm Clock
- Baby Gate
- Basic Soaps
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Parking Off Street
- Security System
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Beach Chairs
- Beach Towels
- Beach Umbrellas
- Deck / Patio
- Deck Furniture
- Fully Fenced Property
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Furniture
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Small Cooler
- Wood Deck
Pool / Spa
- Heated Pool
- Outdoor Pool
- Private Pool
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 1 - Nov 1, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
- Cleaning $250
Weekly only for Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Year holidays.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Car: Not Necessary
Multiple restaurants and bars within easy stroll, also theatre, live music, special events.
Intracoastal park (dogs allowed) with public boat launch a few blocks away.
Intracoastal public golf course.
Bike friendly town with lots of vintage homes.
Bike and kayak rentals.
Polo and other equestrian events nearby at Wellington.
Dog beach nearby in Jupiter.
Under an hour to Miami's attractions.
15 minutes from West Palm Beach (PBI) airport.
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: Originally from London, I now live in New Jersey and work in Manhattan, so the Banana Inn is a wonderful escape from the winter chill — although I love cooling off in the pool in the summer months too.
Why the Owner Chose Mango Groves (Lake Worth, FL, USA):
It's officially in the tropics! I also love the classic architecture of the area and of this house which, being on a double lot, also offers much more outside space than most houses in the area. Why come to Florida just to have a balcony to sit on? Just 15 minutes walk/5 minutes drive to a wonderful beach with shops and dining - plus you can also walk to a lively downtown, so no designated driver necessary. It's 15 minutes/$30 cab fare from West Palm airport, so you don't even need to rent a car. If you do, you are an easy drive to some great beaches including the wonderful dog beach at Jupiter. Or, you may want to just enjoy the pool and backyard with palm trees with a homemade frozen concoction - a perfect tropical vacation.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The house dates from the 1920s, although a building has been on the site since 1900, making it one of the oldest in the area. It sports all the classic Mediterranean architecture, with arches, a coquina fireplace and tiles. The house has a welcoming vibe to it - once you have been in there a while, you will feel right at home, perhaps because it also has enough room for everyone to have their own space. My favorite part is the outside areas - the deck to gather and dine on, and the pool and patio for sun and fun.
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Backyard oasis at the Banana Inn.
Lounging by the pool.
Deck is the place to relax after a hard day at the beach.
Large backyard for family fun.
Living room is a place to read and relax.
Dining room opens up to deck.
Downstairs full bathroom adjoins bedroom and is also accessible from kitchen.
Upstairs master bathroom with full bath and shower.
Guest bedroom with full size bed.
Classic 1920s Palm Beach vintage Mediterranean architecture.
Dining al fresco.
Enjoy BBQ and your own backyard happy hour.
Pool is heated for all season use.
Keeping 'kids' out of the pool! Removable childproof fence extends across yard.
Living room has vintage cocquina fireplace and adjoins TV room (with futon.)
Good friends, good food, good times.
Downstairs bedroom with queen sized bed and twin size Indonesian daybed.
Upstairs master with queen bed.
Upstairs master bath is also accessible from the hallway.
Surf's up — twin bedroom upstairs.
Second upstairs bathroom with walk-in shower.
Lake Worth beach — fishing pier also features Benny's restaurant and bar.
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