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Live Oak House - Historic South Florida Charm

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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!


Owner
Kathleen Holmes
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
10 August, 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 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.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • 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.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
The house has a tall staircase going to the second floor; it is not recommended for very young children.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Live Oak House - Historic South Florida Charm
average rating of 4.9 based on 30 reviews
5

Amazing, Charming Historic Home

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was wonderful. The house is very spacious and comfortable. We had everything we needed right there. The children and adults thoroughly enjoyed the great pool. We would definitely choose this house again. Kathleen was a delightful hostess

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Carolyn! I'm glad everyone had a great time - hurry back!!! xoxo
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Joplin, MO
5

Perfect. Absolutely perfect.

  • 5 of 5

This was our first experience with a Vacation Home rental, and I can say with certainty that hotels are a thing of the past for us. This home was comfortable, close to everything we wanted to do, quiet, and completely above our expectations in every way. Kathleen works hard on all of the little things that truly make the difference. Everything from towels for the pool to a little personalized welcome sign on the front table. We were wowed. And to top it all off, Kathleen is a very nice, responsive owner. Completely unintrusive but responsive to needs. The house is a stunning 1924 beauty with everything you could want in a modern home.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Bill! I love sharing this gorgeous old house with people who really appreciate it. I'm glad you and your family had such a good stay and hope you will come back again. Remember - July is mango season!!!
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lawrenceburg, IN
5

Beautiful historic home!

  • 5 of 5

Oh my, what can I say that hasn't already been said by other reviewers? My husband and I had originally reserved Kathleen's cottage which was absolutely gorgeous, homey and comfortable, but then after we arrived we decided to spoil ourselves and stay in Live Oak House. Since it was available, Kathleen made that process very easy. We loved our stay in the house - Kathleen is so artistic and decorated the house beautifully. Everything we could possibly need except food was provided. Actually, there were a number of items in a cabinet that Kathleen said other people had left and we were welcome to use such as salt and pepper, some spices, some coffee filters, coffee and tea, etc. The setting is very quiet, comfortable and relaxing, and we had a wonderful stay. The porch area and pool are inviting and so very pretty. Kathleen also provided two bikes which we really enjoyed riding to Lake Worth for dinner, and we even rode up to Palm Beach one afternoon on the gorgeous A1A scenic drive. There are many nice restaurants and coffee shops to ride bikes to, and the streets around the home are not busy so riding bikes up to a local park that overlooked the Intracoastal was also a lot of fun. We hope to stay in one of Kathleen's homes or cottages again soon!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Donna & Guy - we can't wait to have you back!!! xxxooo
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5

One of Lake Worth's best kept secrets!

  • 5 of 5

I hesitate to write this review as this is arguably one of the best kept secrets in Palm Beach County, and we would definitely like it to be available for our golfing trip next year!

This exquisite property in located near the heart of a very eclectic city of Lake Worth. Old South charm meets secluded beach living in this lovely and spacious home just a stones throw from the inter-coastal. Three very large bedrooms, and a great floor plan make this an ideal property for families, couples or small groups. Well hidden in plain sight, everything about this property from the pool to the location is "privately perfect", and perfectly private!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Eric & friends! We look foreard to having you all back - just say when!!!!
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5

The Live Oak House was beyond our expectations! So beautiful and so clean!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time! The house and property were so beautiful! We met Kathleen and Lou and they were both very welcoming! They were perfect hosts!!! Thank you so much for an incredibly relaxing week! We will be back!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Paula and Steve! We loved meeting all of you and look forward to spending more time with you on a future trip. Hugs!!!
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New Hampshire
5

Wonderful stay! Beautiful large home.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time and loved the Oak House. Very spacious for our whole family in Florida to attend a wedding. Well stocked kitchen. The large trees helped keep the house cooler and the patio with the canopy and lights was my favorite in the evenings. Kathleen was a very kind and attentive host and we couldn't have asked for more. Would love to return someday.

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Debra!!! We are glad you all had a wonderful stay. Best wishes for the newlyweds!!!
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Location

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Palm Beach International
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I-95
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Lake Worth or Lantana
Car: recommended

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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Winter 2018
19 Nov 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£986
for 3 nights
From
£242
£1,754
£5,706
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£854
for 3 nights
From
£198
£1,491
£4,477
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £174.87
Additional Guest Fee £15.54 per person per night
Pet Fee £38.86
Damage Insurance £45.85

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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