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Live Oak Cottage - Secluded And Verdant Haven

Bedrooms 1
Separate WC's1
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Spacious 2 Story 1 Bedroom 1.5 Bath Cottage In Lush Green Setting With Pool

Set in a historic home, this is a very quiet residence, surrounded by live oaks and tropical foliage. Everywhere you look there is green! Live Oak Cottage shares the garden and pool with Live Oak House, HA#3828715. The downstairs sports a kitchen/ dining area, living room, and powder room/laundry. The cozy kitchen has every amenity except a large oven. The living room has 17' ceilings and a 14' window looks out into a bamboo grove. The upstairs has a full bath (no tub) and a spacious bedroom with king bed, sitting area, and desk. There are two daybeds in the living room, but one could be placed upstairs in the bedroom for a child. This is a new listing for us; please see our other HA listing #934400 for our guest reviews!

Kathleen Holmes
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 May, 2018

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 cottage in 1992

Why Kathleen Holmes chose South Palm Park Neighborhood Association

We have lived in Lake Worth for over 20 years, and this was our first home here. Live Oak Cottage was my artist studio when we lived here, so has a special history and ambience. We have renovated it into a comfortable funky/elegant home where you, too, can relax and feel creative.

What makes this cottage unique

This property is at the end of a dead end street, so it is very secluded and oh so quiet! There is tropical greenery everywhere you look. The 14 ' window in the living room looks out into a stand of bamboo - just gorgeous.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in South Palm Park Neighborhood Association in Lantana

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Full bath with shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 daybeds in living room
  • Spacious master with king bed, dresser, desk, and sitting area.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

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Live Oak Cottage - Secluded And Verdant Haven
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 19 reviews

A beautiful convenient hideaway.

  • 5 of 5

This was my second stay at Live Oak Cottage. I spent the month of March

in this lovely house with its southern charm setting. Kathleen & Lou greeted me upon my arrival and departure, and are only a phone call away or a few block's walk if any issues should arise (of which I had none). The

furnishings are abudant with her artistic taste. The shared pool is a definite luxury right out your back door that can be enjoyed day and night.

The cookies and fruit that are there when you arrive along with a personalized welcome sign in the kitchen just go to show their extra hospitality. Mary D.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you , Mary - you are the best!!!! We look forward to seeing you again next year, as always! xxxooo K & L
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A Magical Paradise for Relaxing!!!

  • 5 of 5

This beautifully restored artists studio is just amazing! This was our second time staying here and it is even better than we remembered; the gorgeous tropical foliage everywhere, the huge comfortable master bedroom, the cute and complete kitchen, and the incredible bamboo garden outside the large living room window. It is obvious that Kathleen put the same sort of creative energy into creating this space as she used in all the art she used to make here. We love this neighborhood for walking, and always enjoy a glass of wine by the beautifully lit pool at night. This is a charming piece of old Florida, so if that's your style, this is your place! Kathleen is always on call for help, too. Look no further, seriously!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank's so much, Kew and Laurence. It's always such a pleasure seeing you again and catching up - please hurry back!!!
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This is a wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect cozy cottage with all the comforts of home and very cute. It’s large enough to entertain family and still have a separate living space. Great fenced in back yard with plenty of trees and a nice pool. Perfect quiet place to get away. Kathleen is very receptive to any need you have. This is our second stay at this location. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Live Oak Cottage is the perfect little escape in a quiet tropical paradise

  • 5 of 5

My new favorite place... I love the Live Oak Cottage! It was so perfect for my husband and I on our wedding weekend. Lou and Kathleen were always available for any questions we had and gave us recommendations on everything we were interested in. I cannot wait to go back again!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Lauren and Nick!!! We loved having you as our guests and, as an old happily married couple, we were honored to help make your wedding weekend a positive experience. We hope to see you again for many anniversaries to come! xxxooo
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Great hospitality

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived, there was a minor hiccup with arrangements. Kathleen was extremely attentive and made sure all was fixed. The tropical environment was extremely relaxing and our son loved the pool. We loved the stay and hope to make a tradition of it.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Mike , Katie, & Sam! We would love to have you all (Barney & Nauti, too) back anytime!
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An Oasis of Calm and Serenity

  • 4 of 5

We loved our time at the house - so cute and reminiscent of vintage Florida.

Co-ordination of last minute stay was smooth and easy.

If I have to add constructive feedback I would comment on the bed being extremely hard - I am not a fussy person nor do I suffer back issues but I did have a stiff back every morning during our stay.

Great location and easy access - pool was a welcome - but some chairs for lounging on the cottage side would be a great add since the house beside was booked and they took all the chairs we just had a small plastic chair on our side next to the pool.

Will be back for sure!

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI Laura, Thanks for the great review and the feedback. I am sorry the bed was too firm for you; I also prefer a soft bed and yet for guests I have to pretty much stay middle of the road, knowing that the same bed will be too firm for some and too soft for others. Next time you come let me know and I can steer you towards the units with the beds people have called too soft! And I am equally sorry the guests next door appropriated all the lounge chairs; that was very unthoughtful of them, and a good thing to know for the future. When you need to next come to Lake Worth, we will make sure to better accommodate you all!
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Lake Worth
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.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £130.29
Additional Guest Fee £14.89 per person per night
Pet Fee £37.23

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.