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Charming and Private 3 Bedroom/2 Bath Cottage With Pool

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
People
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Mango Groves - Casita De Las Palomas

1000 Sq Ft Home With Pool, Sleeps 4-6, Minutes To Beach, Dining, And Shopping

This charming vacation bungalow has three small bedrooms - The master bedroom is 10' x 10' and has a pillow top queen bed, cable TV and a small en-suite bathroom with 5' tub/shower combo. Bedroom 2 (11' x 8') has a twin mattress with twin trundle, and bedroom 3 (11' x 8') has a full sized futon. Bedrooms 2 & 3 are recommended for teens or younger. The 2nd bathroom has a stall shower and a stacked washer/dryer. Cable TV and WiFi are included. The house is walking distance (9 blocks) to Lake Street shops and dining in downtown Lake Worth and a short drive (2 miles) to the beach. It's a well loved family vacation cottage. The floors are varnished plywood so cleaning up tracked-in sand from the beach is no big deal. The full kitchen has a range, dishwasher, microwave, blender, coffee maker, filtered water in the large fridge and the usual assortment of cookware and dishware one finds in a vacation home (lots of it, but mismatched!) The kitchen dining table seats 4. We love our Casita de Las Palomas "Little House of the Doves" The pool and front yard are very private. It's great for a family getaway. Lake Worth is very laid back and casual. This is a racially mixed, 'hippie dippie', GLBT friendly, socio-economically diverse neighborhood of Year Round Residents, Renters and Snow Birds. NOTE: You will hear the trains periodically. The tracks are about 10 blocks away to the west and they run through most all of the coastal communities in South East Florida.

AND IN RESPONSE TO THE 1 STAR REVIEW WE RECEIVED

There was an unattractive abandoned "zombie house" across the street. We protested to the city for two years. It has finally been removed by the city and is now a grassy lot with mature trees and nice neighbors.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Owner
Scott Dolphin
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
6 December, 2016
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About Scott Dolphin

We live in upstate NY and have owned and used this charming vacation home as a family retreat since 2003.

Scott Dolphin purchased this house in 2003

Why Scott Dolphin chose Lake Worth

It's a great place for casual family getaways with easy access to the attractions of all of South Florida. The house is situated on the back of the 50' x 125' lot with the patio, pool and landscaping all to the front. We love Lake Worth for its laid back atmosphere, its truly diverse community and its close proximity to the gorgeous Lake Worth public beach (one of the few public beaches in Palm Beach County) Lake and Lucerne Streets in downtown historic Lake Worth have several great restaurants and shopping. We chose Lake Worth for its charm, its 'hippie dippy' socially tolerant vibe, its convenience to local shopping, nice dining and the beach. We did not want a gated community or totalitarian homeowners association. We also like that it's well out of the way of the flight paths leading into Palm Beach International Airport that fly directly over most of West Palm Beach anywhere north of the spillway. NOTE: You will hear the trains periodically. The tracks are about 10 blocks away to the west and they run through most all of the coastal communities in South East Florida.

What makes this house unique

This property is centrally located to anywhere in South East Florida. It is just off the Interstate 95 10th Avenue North exit, and in between A1A (North Federal Blvd.) and South Dixie Highway in the Mango Groves district of Lake Worth. It is minutes from historic and opulent Palm Beach (about a 15 minute drive from Mar-a-Lago), Boating, Fishing and Diving in the Delray and Boynton Beach Marinas, The spectacular PGA and Trump golf courses and about 25 minutes from Wellington, 45 minutes to Ft. Lauderdale and Boca Raton and a little more than an hours drive to vibrant Miami Beach.

Reviews

Good! 3.9/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

Charming and Private 3 Bedroom/2 Bath Cottage With Pool
average rating of 3.909091 based on 11 reviews
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The location of the house was very convenient to the beaches however the property needs updating

  • 1 of 5

Sleeping on the bed in one of the bedrooms was like sleeping in a concrete floor

The pool was dirty

The house across the street from this property was boarded up

Then property need updating

I felt that I overpaid for what the property offered

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so sorry you were unhappy with your stay. We try to make it clear that this is a beach vacation home. The master bedroom mattress is a premium quality firm pillow top however the other bedrooms are for children or 'overflow guests' and are in no way luxury sleeping. We clearly state the full size mattress in the 3rd bedroom is a futon and not a regular mattress. The house across the street was tragically abandoned by the family of it's deceased former occupant and was finally demolished in September of 2016 by the city and is now a clean empty lot flanked by well maintained homes. The pool is cleaned and serviced twice a week. We have recently installed a completely new pool heater and washer/dryer.
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5

Really comfortable stay

  • 5 of 5

This property was a great size for our family gathering which included six people. Having two full bathrooms was really nice. The door that separates the bedrooms from the living area came in really handy with noisy kids. We had a blast in the pool and at the beach which was a short drive away. The yard felt private and like a tropical getaway. The owner, Scott, was very accommodating and helpful. We hope to be back soon!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great little house

  • 5 of 5

Great little house. Had a group stay here for a wedding weekend. Was convenient to all the events in the Palm Beach area. An easy walk away from downtown lake worth and supermaket. We particularly enjoyed the front yard area. Great chairs and pool for sitting and enjoying the weather.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Keep looking

  • 2 of 5

There is a lot to be said for the big picture, which in the case of this house, includes several trains that go by during the night and lay on their horns, and a neighborhood that left us feeling a little less than safe. While the listing is accurate, we wish we had known these things. The house itself is fine, just tired. We wish there had been more in the way of kitchen appointments (pots & pans, utensils, etc.) and blankets. The pool is great, just wish we'd figured out how to turn the heat on!

That said, it was clean, not far from the beach, and the owner was responsive.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so sorry you were disappointed in your stay and felt the neighborhood was unsafe. Our children have grown up playing all around the Mango Groves area and we have never had any incident to fear for our safety or our possessions (Hurricane Frances notwithstanding) While we cannot do much about the railroad (which is an issue in all the historic neighborhoods throughout coastal West Palm and Broward counties, after a while we don't even hear it) we welcome your suggestions as to whatever kitchen amenities, linens and additional instructions for the pool heater you felt were missing. The pool heater is brand new and had instructions both in the breaker box and inside the house, there were spare blankets in each bedroom and in the ottoman in the living room and the kitchen had a full set of cookware on our last inspection. If anything is missing we will assuredly replace it immediately.
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5

Florida family fun

  • 5 of 5

The Lake Worth cottage was very accommodating for the week vacation my family of six adults and one ten month old. We were able to cook breakfast and several dinners. The court yard with swimming pool was a great place to gather and relax. The location could not be better Lake Worth is full of fun restaurants and shops, we could not get to them all and the beach is right there. We found palm beach a short drive away when we went sailing for the day. The owner of the property is available, accommodating and fair. We will be back!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family holiday in Florida

  • 4 of 5

The house is fronted by a pretty garden, pool and seating area. The sitting room was cosy and comfortable. The bed in the main bedroom was superbly comfortable. The twin room (may have been lost in English/American translation) is actually a single room with a pull out mattress not a twin room with a pull out mattress.

The kitchen has everything you need. We enjoyed out stay.

There are nice restaurants on the way to the beach especially "Suri" an American version of tapas. Good beach at Lake Worth, backed by food and drink outlets.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Palm Beach International
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Lake Worth Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
95
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Lake Worth Beach

This charming 3 bedroom/2 bath vacation bungalow with a swimming pool, cable TV, washer/dryer that sleeps 6 is located in the charming Mango Groves historic district of downtown Lake Worth. Within walking distance to the Lake Worth municipal golf course and Lake Street restaurants and shops. 2 miles from a the gorgeous Lake Worth public beach, 5 miles from Palm Beach International Airport, 6 miles from Dreher Park, the Palm Beach Zoo, the Trump International Golf Course and 8 miles from Vibrant CityPlace in West Palm Beach. Shop for antiques nearby along Lake Street and South Dixie Highway. Charter open water fishing and diving tours out of the Delray and Boynton Beach marinas.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Mango Groves, Palm Beach County

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Winter
1 Dec 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£829
for 3 nights
From
£211
£1,503
£5,250
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£535
for 2 nights
From
£168
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £119
Property Damage Protection £79
Tax Rate 6.0%

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Mango Groves in Palm Beach County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , includes a washer/dryer
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 8' x 11'
    Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Master Bedroom features a full bath and cable TV. 10' x 10'
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Full Sized futon, sleeps one adult or two children 8' x 11'
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming

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