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Bedrooms 3
Space 2,544 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Large private 3/2 pool home close to beach shopping and entertainment

Beautiful 3/2/2 pool home with large tropical/private back yard in quiet Sandpiper Bay subdivision. Comfort and privacy while conveniently located close to the beach (8 mile drive to Jensen Beach [oceanfront] Park), shopping (3.3 miles to Treasure Coast Mall, golf (2.3 miles to The Saints at Port St Lucie) and entertainment in every direction. The house has an updated fully stocked kitchen , 3 nicely appointed bedrooms, 2 large updated bathrooms, 2 large living areas, and a separate home office. 2700 sq ft of relaxation including a large, screened in pool and patio/bbq area. Master Bedroom has a queen bed and master bath (glass enclosed shower, toilet, double vanity). The 2nd (guest) bedroom has a queen bed, the 3rd bedroom has 2 twin beds. All bedrooms are fully appointed and equipped with Flat Screen TVs and DVD players. The large, screened pool has a covered lanai and a "in your own world" lush tropical setting. The sun shines on the pool almost all day but there is also plenty of shade if you want it! The yard has coconut trees, lemons, banana and papaya trees and pineapples! Maximum rental period is 60 days or less.


More Details

Rich and Fran Kugel
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2018

About Rich and Fran Kugel

We are Rich and Fran Kugel. We are easy to reach and will do our utmost to be sure your stay in our home is enjoyable and stress free.

Rich and Fran Kugel purchased this house in 2013

Why Rich and Fran Kugel chose Port St Lucie

Our fully updated home is nestled on a large estate lot surrounded by tropical palms, coconut and papaya trees in a quiet peaceful subdivision just minutes from Jensen Beach, groceries stores, Treasure Coast Mall, golfing, restaurants and more. Fort Pierce, Stuart, Jupiter, West Palm Beach are all close by WPB being the furthest drive at 45 minutes.

What makes this house unique

Large private pool (big enough for the entire family) and the home offers great privacy and peaceful relaxation yet is close and convenient to everything. The back yard/pool area is surrounded by lush tropical foliage which offers privacy and a tropical resort feel. Great quiet neighborhood but located close to everything.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is a great house and everything we needed was there from dishes to wifi. Close to shopping and beaches. The neighborhood was quiet and very well maintained, it was a real home away. The owners were very friendly and helpful responding to our questions with a quick email or phone call. Only drawback was the pool was unheated and we were not able to really use it the water was just to cold, although we did enjoy the screened in patio area.
Feb 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Port St Lucie in St. Lucie County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2544 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We have changed our pet policy. Unfortunately we DO NOT ALLOW pets.
  • No smoking inside the house. If there is evidence of smoking in the house homeowner reserves the right to withhold security deposit.
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Master bath has double vanity, glass enclosed shower
    Guest Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Large guest bath has single vanity, tub/shower combo
  • plenty of towels, wash clothes provided
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen Bed, standard closet; flatscreen tv & dvd player
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 2 twin beds with standard closet; flatscreen TV & DVD player
    Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Master Bath with walk-in Closet; Flatscreen TV
  • All bedrooms come with 2 sets of bed linens.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(13 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Tropical Oasis

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 months in this home away from home. The house was spotlessly clean and stocked with everything you would need and more. The open concept floor plan made it easy to look out at the pool and palm trees from most of the house. It is close to good restaurants, grocery stores, the cinema and a short drive to the beach. We enjoyed the 10 minute drive to Stuart for dining and the Lyric Theatre as well as the Mets Spring training camp which was a 15 minute drive. The owners were wonderful to work with and responded quickly if we had a question.

Anyone renting this property will be extremely happy they did.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Joan. We were happy to have you as our guests and glad that you enjoyed your stay.
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  • 5 of 5

Best place ever! Would never want to stay anywhere else!!❤️❤️❤️

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tammy! We are so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay and hope you come back soon!
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South Bend, IN

Wonderful family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Papaya Paradise had all of the amenities of home...and more! We had a wonderful stay; the beds were comfortable, the pool was so inviting and enjoyed by all, and the house was very roomy and tastefully decorated. It certainly provided a fabulous backdrop for the many memories we created. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review and we are so happy that you and your family enjoyed your vacation. I also want to thank you for leaving the house so clean on your departure! You were wonderful tenants and we would love to have you back!
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It's a Beautiful House and the Owner's are Great / Very Halpful!!

  • 5 of 5

Papaya Paradise would be my 1st rental choice next time I'm down in Florida.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Monica. So glad you enjoyed your stay here!
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Rich Joyce Tom and judy

  • 5 of 5

What s wonderful place to stay. We went to three different ball parks for spring training. They had everything you needed to make your stay very comfortable. Can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you were all able to enjoy your stay and hope to have you back again soon!
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Absolutely Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

The house was wonderful - had everything we needed and more. We used the pool almost everyday. I loved the piano in the house. Was also able to keep up with work by setting up my computer in the office and using the printer that was there. We were close to everything - beach, restaurants, stores etc. The house was the cleanest rental I have ever stayed in. Everyone in the neighborhood was very friendly. We had one small plumbing problem and Fran had it fixed in less than 24 hours. We loved the botanical gardens and the Saturday Farmers Market in Ft Pierce. Not enough time to do everything in the area. We loved Port St Lucie and Papaya Paradise. Thank you for sharing your lovely home.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Janet! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you come back when you get the chance. Rich and Fran
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Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House
Great place to eat in downtown Jensen - outside dining/live entertainment in the evenings.
Jensen Beach Park
Nearest Airport
47 Miles
Palm Beach International via I-95
Nearest Golf
1.4 Miles
The Saints at Port St. Lucie Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
US 1
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Jensen Beach Park
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Port St Lucie, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Winter II
1 Dec 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £361.05
Cleaning Fee £108.31 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.3%

Rates are subject to change until confirmation is received. Pool safety fence is available and will only be installed upon request from renter(s) at least three (3) days prior to arrival date. No smoking inside the house.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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