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Live Oak House - Historic South Florida Charm

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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!

Kathleen Holmes
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 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 house in 1992

Why Kathleen Holmes chose South Palm Park Neighborhood Association

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in South Palm Park Neighborhood Association in Lake Worth

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Guests must please pick up after dogs in the yard.
  • No loud music or late night partying.
  • Guests must rinse all beach sand from swimsuits, hair, and feet at outdoor shower before entering house.
  • 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 7
  • North Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    South Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Sunporch - 1 Single Bed , Has single day bed
    Master Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , There is a chaise which can sleep a small child.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • 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
The house has a tall staircase going to the second floor; it is not recommended for very young children.


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Live Oak House - Historic South Florida Charm
average rating of 4.904762 based on 42 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Kathleen is amazing and so is her property. We were in town for a baseball tournament. Being the summer, there are delays and cancellations and Kathleen was so accommodating. We tried most of her restaurant recommendations and they were spot on! Can't wait to come back. Before I forget, the beds and sheets were so comfortable. My parents stayed in the cottage next door which was an added bonus.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Jen, for everything!! We are here next time you need us. xxoo
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Beautiful home with unique character and serene spaces!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a beautiful stay at the Live Oak House. Our family of 7 felt welcomed and cared for by this lovely home, the gardens, and our attentive host Kathleen. The home is spacious, well-appointed, comfortable and tranquil. The pool and surrounding gardens were a delight. The home is "vintage" and offers a very unique and lovely experience for travelers. Very convenient to Lake Worth Beach, where we enjoyed breakfast at Benny's twice during our stay. A quick drive takes you to downtown Lake Worth for a pedestrian friendly visit through several blocks of shops and restaurants. We look forward to another visit to Live Oaks soon!

PS - I must mention that our host was very kind...we were in town to visit a sick loved one, when circumstances changed for the worse, Kathleen was able to accommodate our needs and extend our reservation. Thank you Kathleen and Lou!

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Susan! My only regret is that I did not get to meet you, but I certainly didn't want to intrude upon your family time. I am also sorry for the circumstances of your visit, but I hope we can host you another time in the future when things are less severe. I am happy the house was a comfort for you all; we lived there for 20 years and I still miss it's charm and warm soul. I dearly hope for wellness and peace for your whole family in years to come. xxxooo Kathleen
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Great Location & Beautiful Home

  • 4 of 5

This house was beautiful with the old Floridian vibe and awesome backyard with pool! This house was perfect for my family of 5 and in a great location: close to the beach, highways, PBI airport; and restaurants. Kathleen was so sweet and accommodating. I would definitely rent here again!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Krista! I was lovely meeting your whole family, and you are so welcome to come again!!!!
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

Very cool place. Great pool and close to Lake Worth beaches!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another fabulous month at Live Oak

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't ask for a more relaxing porch and yard to spend time in. There were sunny areas for those who wanted them and shade for the others. The dark pool is soothing to the eye and the water refreshing to the touch, great for a dip or a longer swim. We loved having the house to ourselves and when family came to visit, the house provided all the space we needed for people to get together and play board games or read peacefully on their own. It is so comfortable and easy. A wonderful house.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again Caroline and Ken! Have a lovely year ahead! xxoo
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Delightful stay in historic home!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our three week stay in Live Oak House. It is a very comfortable home, equipped with everything we needed. Our guests were equally delighted in learning about the home, a bit of its history, and the beautiful art work created by the home's owner, a gracious hostess! The pool, patio and surrounding grounds were a welcome oasis for quiet reading and outdoor dining.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Ann and John. We look forward to seeing you all again next February!! xxoo Kathleen
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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:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Winter 2019
17 Nov 2018 - 30 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2020
16 Nov 2019 - 30 Apr 2020
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £37.68 + Tax
Cleaning £188.42 + Tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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