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Live Oak House - Historic South Florida Charm

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in South Palm Park Neighborhood Association - Live Oak House

A spacious 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, with sunporch, outdoor patio, and large pool

Built in 1924, Live Oak House is a charming historic house nestled in a lush tropical garden situated at the end of a dead end street. This is a very quiet and private residence, surrounded by live oaks and tropical foliage; everywhere you look there is green! Live Oak House has all the elegant and funky charm of a historic home, Florida style; high ceilings, large windows, serious crown molding, and hardwood floors throughout! There are three bedrooms, the master being quite large with a king size bed, single day bed, and writing desk. The other two bedrooms have queen size beds. There is also a single daybed and an optional inflatable queen bed for extra guests. The sun porch can serve as a fourth bedroom. The large living room contains a 52' flat screen TV, and a card/puzzle table. The kitchen is fully equipped, with gas range and wine cooler. The dining room is also spacious and opens onto the outdoor patio which over looks the pool; the patio contains a dining table and chairs as well as a cozy seating area. An upstairs washer/dryer makes doing laundry easy. Amenities include wifi and beach equipment! Bicycles are also available. Live Oak House shares the garden and pool with Live Oak Cottage, a two story, one bedroom home. See photos and info at Home Away #3811725. The Live Oak House and Cottage are both new listings for us; please see our listing #934400 for 2 years of happy guest reviews!

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Kathleen Holmes
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 October, 2016
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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 house in 1992

Why Kathleen Holmes chose Lake Worth

Live Oak House and Cottage are in a serene, magical setting, surrounded by ancient live oaks and tropical foliage.

What makes this house unique

Quiet and privacy in a beautiful surrounding.


based on 17 holidaymaker reviews

Live Oak House - Historic South Florida Charm
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 17 reviews

Quiet, beautiful, restorative - the Live Oak House is a great place to relax and recharge

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were exhausted from tending to my elderly mother, from the requirements of a thriving business and a major renovation project. We needed to get away but still be local, we needed peace and quiet and we hoped to find a special rental that felt like home. The moment we entered Live Oak House we knew we had come to the right place. Art and artistic touches abound. Wicker and wood and textured fabrics are everywhere. There is a large dining room table with French doors leading to an outdoor pergola for entertaining friends, puzzles, games, books and pool for play, two queen beds and a comfortable king bed with super soft sheets and a large TV with comfy couch in the LR for the all important movies for her/sports for him. But my favorite corner in this charming old Florida residence is the daybed on the sun porch for afternoon naps. Falling asleep surrounded by foliage shaded windows is better than nice! Kathleen, the owner and host, is a treasure and eager for each guest to enjoy their time at Live Oak House. Give yourself a gift and stay here. You won't want to leave!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are obviously kindred spirits, Pam, and love the same visual and tactile pleasures. It is a joy to share this beautiful old house with people who appreciate it as much as we do - thank you so so much!
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Very Impressive

  • 5 of 5

Usually I never do reviews but this one made me to write one. Very nice big house with good pool and close to beach. Kathleen was always so helpful and was waiting to welcome us but flight got delayed and we were late in night but she kept open for us. On top of that we had evening flight so asked us to do late checkout. Overall a very good experience.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you again, Raj!! Please come and visit us again sometime!!
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  • 5 of 5

An amazing southern mansion. Quiet. Ultra charming. HUGE. The master bedroom is so big half our house could fit in it. Beautiful pool. Every amenity: beach towels, pool toys, floats, French press, excellent WiFi, DIRECTV. At end of dead end street. A block from Intracoastal. Updated kitchen. House is clean as a whistle. Loved it.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Bill & Linda! See you again soon!
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Comfortable Home Away From Home

  • 4 of 5

This house was absolutely charming! 9 of us stayed here (3 moms and 6 kids) for two full weeks and we had a wonderful time. The home and property was spacious and comfortable. Kathleen was incredibly helpful and responsive anytime we had questions about the house or area. Given the close proximity to the beach we were able to bounce between both seamlessly. I would definitely come back and rent from Kathleen again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Krista! You all were such wonderful and considerate guests - I know our next guests will enjoy all the new pool toys you so generously left! You are welcome anytime. xoxo Kathleen
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Great location, facilities, and hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at both Live Oak House and Live Oak Cottage with another family while our kids attended a soccer tournament. The set up was perfect: lots of space for everyone, a grill for cookouts at night, and a big gorgeous pool for cooling off from the July heat! The house was beautifully and artistically decorated and very comfortable. There was a great assortment of games and puzzles for our younger kids, too. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

My family has lived in the Lake Worth area for many years and we had no idea that these beautiful homes were hidden just minutes away. The Live Oak House is breathtaking. From the second you drive up and see all the beautiful trees to the moment you open the door and see how spacious the house is. Pictures don't do this place justice. Kathleen has the place beautifully decorated. We rented this house to host my daughters baptism dinner and everyone fell in love with it. The patio by the pool had lots of seating. We spent every night out there creating wonderful memories! The pool is super nice and refreshing. Lake worth beach is a short 10 minute drive away! We can't wait to stay again! Kathleen was great! Thanks so much for sharing your home with us!!

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Clarissa! You and your family are welcome back anytime!!
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Palm Beach International
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Lake Worth or Lantana
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in South Palm Park Neighborhood Association, Palm Beach County

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Winter 2017
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £41 + Tax
Cleaning £164 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £48
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in South Palm Park Neighborhood Association in Palm Beach County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , There is a single daybed/sofa which can be moved as needed
    North Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    South Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Sunporch - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Can be furnished with inflatable queen bed or single day bed
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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