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Vintage Spanish beach house with pool, walk to downtown

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, sleeps 10

JUST $250 PER NIGHT - SUMMER SALE May through November.

Vintage Spanish revival pool house steps to downtown and beach:

Once a B&B, the historic Banana Inn is now a welcoming vacation rental house. 4 bed, 3 bath, 1920s two story Spanish revival house features period details, wood floors, Mexican tile, arched windows and cocquina fireplace plus modern conveniences like two zone central air, HD satellite TV (premium channels) and wifi. Relax on the back patio around the private Mediterranean style inground heated pool, or chill out on the deck under the retractable awning. Two blocks to arty Lake Worth downtown with galleries, theater, bars, restaurants and vintage stores. Four blocks to intracoastal, boat launch and seafront public golf course. Walk over the bridge to the beach and fishing pier, farmers market (in season) and beachfront dining. Easy 15 minute drive to Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Delray Beach and equestrian events at Wellington. Large, fully fenced yard. Well behaved dogs welcome. No smoking.

YOU WILL ENJOY THIS HOUSE IF: You like vintage styles and shabby chic; watch "Rehab Addict" on HGTV; want to walk to downtown and the beach and have an urban pedestrian lifestyle; want plenty of outside space and a private pool.

YOU WILL NOT ENJOY THIS HOUSE: If you want a quiet suburban lifestyle further from town, or a gated community feel; you want everything match-matchy; you'd rather have a new condo over a 1920s cottage-style house.

More Details

Carole Sovocool
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 March, 2017

About Carole Sovocool

Originally from London, I now live in New Jersey and work in Manhattan, so the Banana Inn is a wonderful escape from the winter chill — although I love cooling off in the pool in the summer months too.

Carole Sovocool purchased this house in 2012

Why Carole Sovocool chose Lake Worth

It's officially in the tropics! I also love the classic architecture of the area and of this house which, being on a double lot, also offers much more outside space than most houses in the area. Why come to Florida just to have a balcony to sit on? Just 15 minutes walk/5 minutes drive to a wonderful beach with shops and dining - plus you can also walk to a lively downtown, so no designated driver necessary. It's 15 minutes/$30 cab fare from West Palm airport, so you don't even need to rent a car. If you do, you are an easy drive to some great beaches including the wonderful dog beach at Jupiter. Or, you may want to just enjoy the pool and backyard with palm trees with a homemade frozen concoction - a perfect tropical vacation.

What makes this house unique

The house dates from the 1920s, although a building has been on the site since 1900, making it one of the oldest in the area. It sports all the classic Mediterranean architecture, with arches, a coquina fireplace and tiles. The house has a welcoming vibe to it - once you have been in there a while, you will feel right at home, perhaps because it also has enough room for everyone to have their own space. My favorite part is the outside areas - the deck to gather and dine on, and the pool and patio for sun and fun.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Mango Groves in Lake Worth

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Printer
  • Security System
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bed arrangements: Downstairs bedroom 1: queen, twin futon. Master bedroom: queen. Guest room 1: full. Guest room 2: two twins. Sunroom also has a daybed and can be curtained off for privacy.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Decking
  • Yard
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
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
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Gorgeous heated inground pool with LED lighting and fountain and removable child and pet proof fence.


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

Vintage Spanish beach house with pool, walk to downtown
average rating of 4.4375 based on 16 reviews

Great house with heated pool close to beaches!

  • 5 of 5

Fab property, especially for those who appreciate architecture from the 1920's. Lovely heated pool, close to many beaches (West Palm Beach to Delray) and 20 minutes to the equestrian activities in Wellington. Walking distance to downtown Lake Worth.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Banana Inn

  • 1 of 5

Our stay at this house was not what we are used to when we rent through VRBO. We are used to much nicer accommodations. There was nothing nice about this house. There was no toilet paper, hand soap or shampoo in the house when we arrived. We had to call the caretaker to bring some to us. None of the four of us who stayed could recommend this house to anyone. Pat Miller and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Apologies that there were no paper products which should have been there, but as you say, these were delivered when reported. As per our site, we do not supply items of a personal nature such as shampoo, soap and other toiletries although I believe our manager was nice enough to bring them to you when you complained. I'm sorry that managed to spoil your visit.
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Great older home. Funky and charming. Centrally located. 1-1/4 miles to the beach. Great pool.

  • 4 of 5

Had a great time. Enjoyed the property. Some things could use updating...but it's a great beach house!!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Awesome Stay! Very relaxing and comfortable home.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable, convenient, great for the whole family!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Banana Inn 3 or 4 times now and love it!

Our kids love the pool and the quick walk to the ice cream shop in downtown Lake Worth. We love the comfortable, spacious house with kitchen so that we can really settle in and feel at home for the week. As the kids have gotten older, we sometimes venture to the beach on foot- lovely!

The owner and local manager responded quickly to questions. We were in good hands. We would absolutely recommend this property.

We hope to keep coming back, it's a perfect family vacation spot!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House is functional

  • 3 of 5

Overall, our experience with the Banana Inn was OK . The house was functional and close to many areas of interest. The house is somewhat small by comparison to what we are used to renting. all of the appliances, wireless internet, etc. worked fine. The only issue we had was there was no propane for the gas grille and we had to clean it. We could have called the property manager, but instead we just cleaned it and bought a propane refill, so no big deal I guess.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi David - yes, we would have bought over more propane! Am letting cleaners know about the grill, too. Thanks for staying. Carole
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Car: not necessary

Multiple restaurants and bars within easy stroll, also theatre, live music, special events.

Intracoastal park (dogs allowed) with public boat launch a few blocks away.

Intracoastal public golf course.

Bike friendly town with lots of vintage homes.

Bike and kayak rentals.

Surfing, fishing.

Polo and other equestrian events nearby at Wellington.

Dog beach nearby in Jupiter.

Under an hour to Miami's attractions.

15 minutes from West Palm Beach (PBI) airport.


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer sale
1 Jun 2017 - 1 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £240
Cleaning £200

Weekly only for Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Year holidays.

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