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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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3 - 6 nights


Echo Lake House Rental Photos and Description

The house is 3/2 with private heated saltwaterpool, garden, playground and gym

I as a vacation homeowner I am really not happy with the fact that my guests have to pay high booking fees. I made a desition that from now on none of my guests will have to pay it, so if you make a booking on my property i will pay your service fee by adding a discount for the same amount. Service fees are different and depends on how long you are going to stay in my property. Please remember that the fee will be added automatically so in order to get the discount you have to send me a booking request first so i am able to see how big is the fee and apply the discount.

Welcome to West Palm Beach city of famous and rich. West Palm Beach was rated in top 20 US as one of the best walkable city. The atmosphere is unique and the property is convenient located.

The house is kids friendly and people with disabilities also will be very comfortable, there is no steps in the house is 1 story home. There is a HEATED SALTWATER POOL at no extra charge with sunbeds, chairs, toys. Also I have pool alarm and patio door alarm installed for those who travells with kids. Computer and full office equipment, high speed internet and WIFI is available at the property so you can work while on vacation. There is a 10 000sqf lot with a garden which have different fruit threes (pomegranate, oranges, lemon, ackee ect). Kids playground, double garaje, free phone (US only), TV Package from X-finity, 2000sqf of space and tiles throughout the whole house. THE HOUSE IS 3/2, has own laundry in the garage, dining room, living room, family room, screened patio and SALTWATER HEATED POOL. Inside the house is 1 master bedroom with walk inn closet, master bath with a tube, queen size bed. 1 guest room with a big window, queen size bed and a closet. 3rd room is a room for kids with kids bed and a lot of toys, own HD TV, DVD, blueray player. In Florida room (Family Room) there is a futon which transforms to a nice and comfortable queensize bed. I have also 2 queensize inflatable matrasses from intex which can be used in case you get some guests overnight. 5 minute walking distanse to a local park, a lake ect. 10 min walk to a local walhgreens and plaza. 15 minute walk to a train station ( Mangonia trirail station ) which can take you to Miami international airport. 10 min drive to downtown West Palm Beach and 10 to the beach. The house is located in one of the SAFEST neighborhoods in West Palm Beach, and have an ADT security installed. The price you get is the only expence you will have so you will not get any surprices, fees ect. If you have any questions please email me. Have a nice VACATION =)))...

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Aleksander Alvestad
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish, russian, swedish, norwegian
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 5, 2016

About Aleksander Alvestad

We are a family with two kids, and we love to travel. We bought a vacation HOME in 2011 because we fell in love in the propety, the neighbohood and the city. There is something with West Palm Beach that other cities does not have. You live on a very quite steet but at the same time you live in the city close to everything. We came to Florida first time in march 2011, first we came to Orlando we went to theme parks for a week, then we rented a car and drove from north to south in order to find our place. When we came to Miami we did not liked the place so much, so on our way back we decide to take a little trip to West Palm Beach because of the movie 'Marley and me' which are based on real story and which were shot in West Palm Beach. When we came there we fell in love in the city, beaches, and the way of life there and decided to buy a vacation home.

Aleksander Alvestad purchased this house in 2011

Why Aleksander Alvestad chose West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach is a very charming city, with history and a special atmosphere which is hard to find in most cities. You will not regret when you come here, its so much to see and do here that you will find out that your vacation is too short. We keep this property for us and visit West Palm as much as possible.

What makes this house unique

The value of what you are getting for your money cant be beaten by any hotel or vacation home in the whole área considering the quality vs price. You need to experience the laid back athmosphere in the property, by the pool or in patio, I also use to have a hammock which I used by the playground under fruit threes, you just lay in the hammock and watch your kids play. Most of the neighborhoods in florida are exactly the same, with the same houses, clubhouses, pools ect. This is what makes home away from HOME so special, its different! Its located in established neighborhood where 99% of the people are locals not tourists or tenants. The neighborhood have a soul, with a local church, one of the best art middleschools in US, park and a lake. Also me (and you) have the best neighbors in the world.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Aleksander our vacation has been wonderful. We have seen more of the east coast then we thought we would. The house is perfect. Comfy and cosy. We love having the pool for our down time to relax. Yes the blender and hair dryer came. I have my own so didn't take them out of the box. Keep in mind, we would like to see about renting here from January 15 To April 15th of 2017. Just a thought. Keep us in mind. Very relaxing vacation. We did the beaches, flea markets, down city place. Got turned around and ended up in Jupiter. Great adventures. Even the lion jungle. All has been great. Donna. Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2015 22:12:58 -0500From: ----@--------.---: ----@--------.---: Re: Your inquiry: Feb 1 through Mar 29 - #3614247
Jan 2015
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average rating of 4.8 based on 31 reviews

Comforts of home!

  • 5 of 5

Well kept, fully loaded home away from home in Florida. Alex is a perfect host and made sure me and my family were comfortable. House has all supplies needed including items for smaller children. Great value!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house that had absolutely everything.

  • 5 of 5

House was comfortable and Alex provided exceptional service. He checked on us several times and was prompt in answering any questions. The pool was very relaxing. Great location, nearby City Marketplace and other shopping and restaurants. Felt like home away from home.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank tou so much for your review))) I always try to be there for all of my guests
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Perfect for our needs

  • 5 of 5

Five members of our family spent 2 1/2 months at this property in the summer of 2016, and we loved it. It was close to St. Mary's hospital, which was the reason we were in Florida. (Our granddaughter was having procedures done at the Paley Institute, and she had to visit the hospital routinely.) We enjoyed the pool and the beautiful home. The house is exactly as represented online, and the owner, Alex, is fabulous. He was there when we arrived and showed us around, and he was always responsive to any issues we had. I would highly recommend this property, as so many others have said!! The neighborhood was very friendly and everyone seemed to wave and say "hey," which made us feel at home. West Palm Beach is a beautiful city and this home is a real winner. The kitchen had everything you would want, and we cooked almost all our meals there. There were plenty of sheets and towels and everything one would need other than personal items. We enjoyed McCarthy's Refuge Center, Lion Country Safari, the Everglades air boat ride (Gator Boys), the beaches at Palm Beach island, and the Diva Duck tour which leaves routinely from The City Marketplace. There is also a zoo and other sites that we did previously when staying in West Palm Beach. As the saying goes, "JUST DO IT!" I don't think you'll be sorry.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. It was a pleasure to have you and your family as my guests. I am really happy that your granddaughter is well and healed. Thank you again for your stay and i hope you will come back to West Palm Beach for vacation, Its the best place to be in the winter, late fall, and spring (from November till May).
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Very Well Equipped Home!

  • 5 of 5

We were recently in West Palm visiting two daughters and grandchildren and wanted a place that was comfortable and roomy enough to entertain. This place did not disappoint. The little ones had a great time in the backyard play area, and there were plenty of pool tools for them to enjoy. As many other reviewers have noted, Aleksander is a pleasure to deal with. He was in contact with me several times prior to arrival to answer any questions I had, and even met up with us the first day there to ensure that we knew where everything was. He also made a point to assure us that he would make himself quickly available should we have any problems. Never had any though. The house was very clean and extremely well equipped with anything a vacationer would need, and for us, this home worked out perfectly. Would definitely consider this home again when visiting family in the area.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cindy. Too bad you stay just for a few days, you still have 2 days at no charge as promised and I hope you can stay longer next time and enjoy West Palm Beach and Florida. You are wellcome back anytime=)))
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Well equipped and located property, with very help

  • 4 of 5

We spent a very nice week in this property with my family (wife and 2 daugthers, age 4 and 6).

What we liked best:

- The owner, Aleksander, is a great host. He is very available and helpful in all aspects (when it comes to the house itself of course, but also giving us tips & tricks on West Palm Beach and the area). Thanks again Aleksander, it was a pleasure getting to know you !

- The house is very conveniently located, close to the Palm Beach outlets (a 10 minutes drive), to the beach (we particularly enjoyed the public one on Singer Island, about 15 minutes away), and close to the downtown shopping/dining area of CityPlace (about 15 minutes). It is also very close to the I-95, which is a plus, but also a minus (see below).

- The house equipment is complete, nothing is missing (in the kitchen, bathrooms, laundry room, Wifi, etc.).

- Overall a good price/quality ratio.

What we liked a little bit less:

- We were unlucky because the swimming pool's heating system was down for most of our stay and we could really enjoy it two days out of seven. This was very disappointing, but Aleksander did react as quickly as he could, even compensating us (in a very nice and original way) for this problem. Nevertherless, this was a significant setback.

- The neighborhood is a pleasant middle-class one, but not one of the fanciest of West Palm Beach. It was ok for us, no more. Having said that, this is a very personal feeling, others might disagree.

- The house being very close to Congress Blvd and the I-95, we did have some noise from related trafic.

In summary, an overall very good option for people visiting the Palm Beach area. And again, Aleksander is a difference-maker !

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI Alain. Yes we were wery unfortune with the heater and this can happend to any poolhome. I am glad you still gave me the chance to make it up. Thank you for everything, we had a great time=))).. Let me know if you want to come back and have a grat stay=)))
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Great home for a family vacation

  • 4 of 5

Just spent a month at this property. House had everything we needed. Located in a quiet neighborhood close to 95. We were able to visit beaches, restaurants and many attractions within a 15 min ride. The heated pool was wonderful after a long day. Alex was a great host and stopped by several times to see if there was anything we needed. We entertained family and friends and everyone had a great time.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Margaret, thank you very much for you review, i hope you and your family are ok. You are welcome to come back anytime=)))
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Palm Beach International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
At local plaza
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Bahamas celebration
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Lone Pine Golf
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Mangonia train station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I 95
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
At local plaza
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Singer island city beach
Car: recommended

You can go to a hog, or alligator hunt close to lake okeechobee, its just about an hour drive from home. The house is located in a quite niighborhood close to everything, but in th same time its quite like in village. Cityplace and Clematis street is a must see. Best boat fishing tips is to go to Jupiter, the boat named 'Samana'. Lion Safari is close too, and a local Zoo have amazing atmosphere. Rapids water park is about 10 min drive from home. House has its own playgroung plus playground in the park about 0.2 miles from home. Contact me for more details


Rates & Availability

Echo Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Happy season
Aug 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Dec 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning exit fee $200 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 14.5%

NO REFUND POLICY, So I strongly recommend to add a travel insurance if you want to be on a safe side!.

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Echo Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Main bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Walk in closet and master bath
    Guestroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 child bed , Main room for kids, with a lot of toys own TV, DVD.
    Family room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The maximum allowed occupancy is 3 couples with 2 kids and a baby, futon in florida room can transformed to a nice queen size bed and there is additional twinsize bed in the garage which can be used in kids room. Contact me for details.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This HOME can fit to most people, the price vs quality is exellent. I worked in the kitchen as a chef for 10 years so I have good experience in preparing european food. If you would like to arrange a grill party or just want to hire a chef for your anniversary ect just let me know. I will not charge a lot becase you are my guest and I will do it mostly for fun. Just let me know what you want and we will find a solution=))))... Also If you want me to meet you at the airport or drive you to or from a train station (Mangonia Park) or if you want to go out and do not want to drive let me know.

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