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Gimme Shelter...for the Budget-Conscious Vacationer

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house

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Delray Beach House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-9)

This property presents an opportunity for flexible travelers to realize significant savings in lodging while enjoying clean, comfortable, fully-equipped accommodations near the heart of all activities. The architect Owner resides on site in a cottage behind the featured house.

Technically, a car isn’t necessary although most vacationers will want one. Just steps away is a FREE jitney that runs the length of Atlantic Avenue to the Beach at one end and to the local TriRail station at the other, with connections to all airports and all points from Palm Beach to Miami.

The Beach is a five minute drive from the house. Atlantic Avenue, one of the most popular nighttime destinations in South Florida with its concentration of open-air restaurants, clubs, art galleries and shops, is a pleasant, few minutes walk away. If your vacation plans call for getting out to enjoy the weather, the beach, the sunshine and all that Florida has to offer, and you want to be close to these activities, this may be the house for you.

For tennis enthusiasts, the Delray Beach Tennis Center is a three minute walk from the house. Host to professional ATP tour events, the center boasts an impressive stadium court plus fourteen clay and six hard courts. With plenty of active members and guests, one can almost always find a game here.

The house stands alone in a commercial district at the boundary of Delray Beach’s successful community redevelopment efforts. Surrounded by open, cleared spaces, the house sits across the street from the city’s new fire-rescue station (amazingly quiet as the trucks exit on the far side, so the sirens are never heard).

You have many options for lodging during your stay in South Florida. This one offers comfortable, clean accommodations, near the center of activity, at a very reasonable price.

Keywords: home, rental, three bedroom, 3 bedroom, beach house, cottage, bungalow

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, russian, italian, danish, mandarin, Bulgarian
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Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2016
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About The Owner

The Owner resides on-site in a cottage behind the featured house. An avid tennis player and swimmer, he enjoys being two minutes away from the Delray Beach Tennis Center and close to the ocean beaches.

Why The Owner chose Palm Beach County

The architect Owner purchased this property with the intention of participating in the plans of the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Authority to re-gentrify this city block. As often happens in these projects, unforeseen issues caused a delay and the project was placed temporarily on hold. Attracted by the central location, the Owner took this opportunity to refurbish the cottage for his own use and outfit the main house for offer to the practical vacationer: a fully-equipped, clean, comfortable, attractively-priced rental close to the center of a beautiful, vibrant community and just a few minutes drive from the beach.


based on 13 traveler reviews

Gimme Shelter...for the Budget-Conscious Vacationer
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 13 reviews

Family vacation

  • 4 of 5

we stayed at this vacation rental for the purpose having somewhere to put our stuff and a place to lay our heads down at night. The price was perfect for this. The home is small and very clean. However the location of the home is not the best. Being next to a meat market at times there would be a horrible smell outside but since we were going from the house to the car this was not an issue for us. I would recommend this rental to anyone on a budeget and wants to be centrally located to stores and the beach. We had a wonderful vacation Thank you Donald for your affordable home.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susan and her family were great guests although we saw little of them as they were out and about virtually all the time. During their stay, the neighborhood grocery created a big stink when a new employee disposed of some waste improperly, getting all the neighbors up in arms. The proprietor responded to our complaints right away, taking measures to remedy the offence and insure it won’t happen again. Our guests have always appreciate the convenience of this central location, a short drive to the beach, easy walking distance to the night life along Atlantic Avenue and four minutes to I-95 on-ramps. We have been hosting vacationers and travelers since 2010 with a commitment to delivering a clean, fully-equipped, comfortable environment at a great price. We are here to help. Please feel free to call us at any time. Thank you.
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

The house was nice, very clean, and exactly as the pictures indicated. The kitchen was stocked with just about everything you'd need, and the owner had coffee, tea, sweetner and cream for our use. The fire station is across the street, but we never heard any alarms while there. Great location. Deposit was refunded quickly. The only negative was that the bathroom was a bit small. A positive is that there is a washer/dryer - handy for long stays.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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east lansing mi

Would rent again!

  • 5 of 5

I loved the location-trolley available to go down atlantic ave also perfect for biking. You have Atlantic Ave with all the shops and yet you are still close to the beach and Linton Blvd! The house was Clean comfortable and roomy! Hope to stay there in the future!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Hope , PA

My stay in Delray

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations were perfect, the house had everything you would need for the week.

It was clean spacious and nicely decorated.

Just a block or two from downtown Delray made moving about very easy.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We will come again!

  • 5 of 5

We love to cook, and Gimme Shelter had everything 4 adults and a teenager needed to make some spectacular fish and shrimp (bought from seafood stores in Delray) dishes. The house is simple and very functional. Fresh flowers were on the desk and nice art is on the walls. The owner (Don) was very friendly and kind, and took prompt care of a house issue when it came up. Wait till you see his tiny house!

This is a great location for walkers--close to the Intercoastal, the beach and downtown, but far enough from the noise of downtown revellers. We will come again!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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spring break

  • 4 of 5

loved the place ,very clean and maintained, close to everything ,owner very discrit

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
2 airports: Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Delray Beach Golf Club
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Ziree Thai & Sushi
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Delray Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Delray Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Fall 2016
Nov 16 2016 - Dec 15 2016
1 night minimum stay
Holidays 2016
Dec 16 2016 - Dec 31 2016
1 night minimum stay
High Season 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 7 2017
1 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 8 2017 - Sep 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
Fall 2016
Oct 1 2024 - Nov 15 2024
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $49
Refundable damage deposit $500
Administration/Cleaning $149
Tax Rate 11.0%

A refundable Security Deposit, $500, will be returned to you following your departure, after cleaning and the taking of inventory.

For guests with pets, add a one-time pet cleaning fee of $49. Thank you.

For parties larger than 6 persons, add $25/night/extra person

For unrelated parties, a separate security deposit is required of each unrelated person in the party.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Delray Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Queen size Bed (1), Double Bed (1), Twin Beds (2), Queen-size Futon (1)
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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