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History Loves Company

Bedrooms 1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Newly Restored Bungalow Loft Apartment In Historic Downtown Stuart, Florida

Ideal for a romantic getaway for two, or a single person traveling for business or pleasure, buried in tropical foliage, the Loft on California is cozy 400 square-foot 2nd story walk up bird's nest atop of a meticulously restored 1926 bungalow style private home located in the Frazier's Addition garden district in historic downtown Stuart, Florida.

The roofline apartment is packed with upgraded features including king size bed, large bathroom with sparkling custom artisan tiled shower stall, floor to ceiling stained glass windows, newly remodeled full kitchen with stone counter tops, wood floors, sitting area with large flat screen TV, cable and WiFi.

The living area is nearly doubled by the secluded adjacent outdoor deck/lounge area surrounded by tropical foliage and overhead trellis.

Unit access is via private exterior staircase to a programmable keypad entry door. You can program your own private code so there is no fussing with lost keys.

If cooking in the spotless new fully equipped kitchen is not on your agenda, historic downtown Stuart, situated on the waterfront of the St. Lucie River, is a five minute walk to multiple restaurants and bars covering all budgets from waterfront fine dining and seafood, to casual Thai/sushi, sports bar and Italian food. Dress it up or dress it down with shorts and flip flops...anything goes in the relaxed and casual south Florida environment.

The centerpiece of downtown Stuart is the historic Lyric Theater performing arts center offering great seasonal live music and theatrical performances. Downtown also offers great shopping for clothes, fine art, crafts, salons, yoga and massage therapy.

Pristine beaches are a 10 minute drive or a 20 minute bike ride.

Come visit us, history loves company!

More Details

Bruce Wall
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2017

About Bruce Wall

Kim and Bruce are a very warm, welcoming and laid back couple who live onsite. They are there if you need them, but otherwise are out of sight if you don't. All of the stained glass in the residence was designed and by Kim. Now a retired glass artist, Kim is a professional pastry chef who enjoys creating edible art. Bruce, who has worked in the aerospace industry for many years, is a seasoned water sportsman who enjoys paddle boarding, surfing, fishing and scuba diving. Don't let him convince you to try out his Indo Board balance trainer, you may end up on your rear end with a bruised ego...nothing that an ice cold beer won't heal.

Bruce Wall purchased this apartment in 1989

Why Bruce Wall chose Florida Central Atlantic Coast

Whether is it is a lovable puss-in-boots or a 1926 old Florida bungalow, Kim and Bruce are always looking for a good rescue project. In a sad state of neglect and disrepair, in 1989 they fell in love with and purchased this charming bungalow style home and over the years have meticulously and personally restored this home to it's original charm, yet have elevated it to a new level by tastefully integrating modern features and upgrades.

What makes this apartment unique

Old Stuart and the Loft on California turn the clock back to a 1960's Key West back-street vibe with great privacy and immense charm, without the hustle bustle of present day Key West. With shopping, dining, recreational and leisure amenities within walking distance or a short drive, all you need for a great stay with us is within a lazy arm's reach.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Stuart in Martin County

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , large shower
  • Large Master Bath with shower dressing area
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • King size bed
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(29 traveller reviews)

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History Loves Company
average rating of 4.965517 based on 29 reviews

Adorable "treehouse" in Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

I grew up in Stuart and had no idea this little neighborhood existed. I was in town to visit family and do some SCUBA diving, and this place was ideally sized and located. It's walking distance to Down Town (walking through Confusion Corner is actually easier than driving it) and accessible to anything and everything in Stuart. Bruce was very cool, encouraging me to wash my SCUBA equipment and hang it on a fence to dry behind the property. My only regret is that it was a bit warm to use the outside seating area and mini grill available. But that's Florida for you. If you like quaint, well-maintained places with personality, this property fits the bill. It's like a snug little treehouse over Stuart. Will definitely use it again when visiting.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, charming loft I would love to visit again. Walking distance to downtown.

  • 5 of 5

Private and relaxing! May be a bit small if you are over 6 foot but perfect for me! I enjoyed my stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mount Dora, Florida

Quaint, cozy, romantic, and so relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time! The Loft is absolutely perfect for us. We enjoyed our stay, and plan on returning in the future. We appreciated the complimentary juice and champagne...great touch! We checked out the kayak launch sites you suggested. It was too hot for us to kayak this time - but we are anxious to get on the water the next time. Thanks so much for making our mini get-away a special time, we are definitely looking forward to our next visit!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review
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Good things come in small packages

  • 5 of 5

We loved this little place. Cute, clean, comfortable, charming, and conveniently located. Close to town and beaches. Owners were very accommodating and easy to reach. Unit was immaculate and had everything we needed plus some special extras.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Little piece of paradise found here in stuart that we absolutely loved

  • 5 of 5

We are local's in stuart and we're having some renovations done on our place and needed a place for the week.. We were so so blessed to have stumbled upon this fun little loft.. Me and my wife and 2 year old had the absolute best time here on the property.. It's tiny but has absolutely everything u would need and we never once felt cramped .. Great utilization of space and super cozy.. Walks into downtown for ice cream at kilwins every night and grilling on the amazing patio deck while sipping a cocktail was super relaxing after coming home from work.. We got to feed the resident tortoise "Scooter" and the property owners Bruce and his wife were really welcoming and friendly and extra accommodating.. The stained glass windows and the decor and paint sceme were just perfect aswell.. Even tho we live only a couple miles away we will def come back to stay in the loft for a fun weekend getaway in our own backyard.. Highly recommend this little slice of paradise ..

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were really happy with this little apartment. Bruce and Kim were both extremely welcoming and polite, and they even provided champagne and juice for mimosas. It was in immaculate condition, and the decor is really something! Shower has good water pressure, and they provided soap, a loofah, shampoo and conditioner. All the appliances work well, also. We were really thrilled about the short walk to downtown Stuart and enjoyed walking the path along the water, shopping and eating! We went to Stuart beach one day and the water was gorgeous and clear. We have family in Stuart and plan to make this our base of operation for all future visits! Would only not recommend to couples that are still bathroom conscious because there is no fan and the bathroom door is vented.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Riverwalk Cafe
"World class dinning "
Mulligan's Beach House Bar & Grill
"Local favorite walk window 3 minutes "
Krua Thai Asian Cuisine
"Best thi in the state uncle Bens the best prices our good "
Maria's Cafe and Grill
"Best breakfast in town "
Spoto's Oyster Bar
"good happy hour "
Sailor's Return
"Great sunset good "
The Fresh Market
Nearest Airport
42 Miles
West palm beach
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
severel within walking distince
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Martin county
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
12 within waking distince
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Stuart Beach
Car: not necessary

Located in downtown stuart electric shuttle will pick you up

moped and bike rental two blocks away


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Stuart, Florida

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
21 Apr 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £18.42
Pet Fee £36.83

no smoking inside on deck area

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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