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Simply Elegant Historic Southland Park Home, WPB, minutes to Palm Beach

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 30 nights

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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Central Park - Casa Divina

Beautiful 3 bedroom, private home with a seperate guest house, gorgeous pool.

This 2 story historic home is newly renovated and completely re-decorated. As you enter the "pecky cypress" front door, the spacious living room welcomes you, with gleaming hard wood floors, a mix of antiques and modern furniture, all done in crisp white & navy.

The "Florida" room envelops you in cozy warmth, painted in a custom Benjamin Moore color, that is a deep "stunning" blue. This room features a "60" flat screen TV, and French doors that open out to the side patio. Walk along the brick terrace to the new T shaped saltwater pool, nestled among your private tropical garden, filled with the scents of jasmine and gardenia.

The formal dining room has seating for 6, and has French doors that lead out to the Loggia, a beautifully covered outdoor dining area with seating for 4~ Step through this gate to the pool, for more al fresco dining.

The kitchen is newly updated with all new appliances and fixtures, and an induction range.

(Laundry room has a new washer & dryer.)

The three bedrooms in the main house are upstairs; the Master bedroom has a king size, 4 poster bed, and is furnished in soft white, neutrals and pale blue, for a calming spa like feel.

The bathroom for this bedroom is next door, and features the original tub and tile from 1925. The shower head has been replaced, and the room has been updated with crisp white paint and blue "coral" fabric to create a fun "beach-y" vibe, without compromising the integrity of the era.

The next guest room-the "sea turtle" (navy bedroom) has a queen size bed, and is fashioned to look like a daybed, with lots of down pillows.

The "starfish" bedroom also has a queen size bed, and is done in soft white, with pops of pink & orange.

These two bedrooms share the "bumble bee" bathroom, which features the original 1925 yellow & black tile, a unique black octagonal sink, and black light fixtures. There is a stall shower in this bathroom (no tub), and a new shower head.

All three bedrooms have TV, new mattresses, new luxury linens, and 100% down pillows & duvets.

The Guest Cottage(Casita Lucinda)-This separate cottage, is steps away from the pool, and offers an additional 360 sq. feet. of living space; Enter thru the newly located door to the right, and what once was a tiny garage space has been converted into a gleaming white storage/laundry area with plenty of storage for towels, serving pieces, extra cushions, pool accouterments, etc. Enter the one bedroom cottage thru this space into the newly configured living area. The kitchen, and bathroom(with shower), remain in the same location. The bedroom has a new queen size bed, and there is a daybed in the living room that has a twin mattress, with a second bed (trundle style) underneath. The kitchen has a stove, fridge and microwave. There is a breakfast "nook" with seating for 4, and there is a new TV in the antique pine armoire.This adorable little guest suite will sleep 2-4 people.

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  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Shawn Holmes
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
23 October, 2016

About Shawn Holmes

My Grandparents would spend the New York winters in Palm Beach, and they wouldn't come back up north until spring! My mother would send my brothers and my sister and I down on vacation, to spend time with them. Palm Beach was such a magical place, and I had such fond memories of those years, so long ago. So when one of my brother's moved to West Palm Beach, and I started to visit the area again, I discovered the historic districts of West Palm Beach, and fell in love with Southland Park & El Cid. I bought this home, knowing that I wouldn't be able to travel in the same "style" that my Grandparents had, (spending the entire winter on vacation) but, I hope to spend as much time there as I can. I love the area, the houses, the tropical climate, the beach, the bike paths, the quaint little restaurants...the antique shops...my neighbors...you get the idea!

Shawn Holmes purchased this house in 2014

Why Shawn Holmes chose West Palm Beach

The pool is what caught my eye originally...then the landscaping, the lush, tropical feel, and the privacy... the historic Mediterranean architecture... all reasons why I fell in love with the house... The hard wood floors, the fireplace, the original french doors, the leaded windows...all remind me of "Old Palm Beach", and an era when my Grandparents would have been living and socializing in homes, very reminiscent of mine.


based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

Simply Elegant Historic Southland Park Home, WPB, minutes to Palm Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

My family and I visited WPB for my grandparents 70th wedding anniversary. From the first inquiry the owner Shawn was so nice and responsive. The house is a gem. Private, unbelievable outdoor entertainment space, so many nooks for breakfast or lunch or dinner by the pool. Fire pit, guest house, etc. I couldn't recommend it more. Oh, and the location is ideal, no more than 10-15 minutes from the airport, beach, Flagler dr wall path. We will be back for my grandfathers 100th birthday!

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot for all activities.

  • 5 of 5

We were down for a golf trip and the location was perfect for getting Notrh or South while enjoying nearby nightlife. House is very well maintained and a quiet neighborhood.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, NY

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Davina was a great choice for a rental in West Palm Beach for my colleagues and me. The house was conveniently located near our work on Palm Beach Island, and close to great restaurants and shopping. Not only was the home cheerfully and attractively decorated, it was well stocked with everything we could possibly need during our stay. The owners were a pleasure to work with - responsive and helpful. Prior to our stay, they sent a info 'booklet' addressing everything from where to get a good coffee nearby in the morning, to wifi log on instructions. I would without hesitation recommend this house to a friend or relative!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
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Denver, CO

Remarkable House

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our family. We have two teenagers and they loved the bedrooms. This house was perfect for entertaining family/friends. Beautiful interior design!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Windermere fl

Sweet sixteen getaway

  • 5 of 5

It was the perfect weekend away for me and my three teenage girls . The house is beautifully decorated with warm colors and bright patterns . Each room was inviting and my girls felt right at home here .The pool area was like a spa oasis the girls felt spoiled lounging by the pool in the morning and shopping on Worth Ave in the afternoon . A wonderful breakfast place was walking distance just up the street, as well as a public and

cvs . This house is just minutes from the intracoastal and short drive to the beach. We were able to do so much in such a short time . We had a quiet elegant dinner on palm beach but headed to city walk for a younger crowd and late night desert. We will definitely go back soon we all enjoyed it so much !

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Property!!!

  • 5 of 5

It was a joy to rent this property - top notch in all aspects. Stylish furnishings, attention to detail, fresh and immaculate inside and out. The pool area, patios and loggia were stunning, private and meticulously maintained. The location was also the best! This house is located not far from the intracoastal and is just over the bridge to Palm Beach. It is convenient to many excellent restaurants, antique shopping, and boutiques. Finally, I have to mention that the owner was more than helpful and a pleasure to work with. Loved our stay and would definitely recommend!!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
West Palm Beach International
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
City Diner
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Palm Beach
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Central Park, Palm Beach County

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
off season
1 Jun 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
November 2016
1 Nov 2016 - 20 Nov 2016
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
In Season
1 Dec 2016 - 6 Apr 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
7 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
15 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £81
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Central Park in Palm Beach County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1940 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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 Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1, the "blue coral" bathroom, is adjacent to the master bedroom, and has a tub and shower-the shower head is new. The 2nd bathroom, the "bumblebee" (yellow & black) is shared between the two guest rooms. This bathroom has a stall shower(no tub). It also has a new shower head. The 3rd bathroom or "powder room" is off the kitchen. Bathroom # 4 is another full bathroom in the cottage.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1- Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2- Guest Room - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3- Guest Room - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4- Cottage bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5- Cottage living room - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1, 2, & 3 are in the main house. Bedroom 4 & 5 are in the cottage. The master bedroom and the two guest rooms can sleep 2 people in each room. The Master is the largest bedroom in the house, next is the "sea-turtle"(navy bedroom), and then the "star-fish" bedroom. All bedrooms have TV, and ceiling fans. Bedroom 4 & 5 can sleep an additional 4 people.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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