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Luxurious Home And Tropical Garden With Private Pool, Minutes To Palm Beach

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

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Villa Sol-Mar is a luxuriously appointed 3 bedroom single family home with 2 full bathrooms nestled in a private ¼ acre private botanical garden. Completely renovated and professionally re-furnished in 2013, Villa Sol-Mar features spacious open concept living areas combining kitchen, dining room, media room, and Florida room. The wall-to-wall French doors off the Florida room open directly onto the inviting salt water pool…heated for your comfort during the cooler months. The kitchen is a gourmet chef’s delight featuring granite counters and top quality appliances. The large peninsula with its stylish high stools is a focal point for the whole family.

The master bedroom is furnished with a 4-poster bed, TV, and a desk. The modern en-suite bathroom has a double sink and a shower stall with floor-to-ceiling glass wall. The 2nd bedroom has a queen size bed and the 3rd bedroom has 2 twin beds.

Your tropical experience begins the moment you drive up the expansive circular driveway…a majestic Pandanus, Pygmy Date Palms, and ancient Cardboard Cycads. Colusias, mondo grasses, bird of paradise, and Xanadus…welcome to Villa Sol-Mar!

Villa Sol-Mar offers you a variety of outdoor experiences…from al fresco pool-side dining to immersing yourself in a lush tropical garden. The pool is ideally situated on the south-facing side of Villa Sol-Mar with just enough shade from the mango trees and palm trees to take a break from the sun when you want to. The large patio surrounding the pool has a dining table at one end with comfortable seating for 6 and 4 lounge chairs alongside the pool. Even on rainy days you can sit outside on the love seat under the covered section of the patio.There is a propane Weber grill on the patio.

Villa Sol-Mar is an oasis of tranquility within the city. It is 2 miles north of West Palm Beach city center and 250 yards west of Florida’s intracoastal waterway. It is 0.7 miles away from Northwood Village, West Palm Beach’s most eclectic spot for fine or casual dining and a vibrant hip art scene. Within a 10 minute drive north, you can snorkel on a reef, take SCUBA diving lessons, rent jet skis and sail boats, charter a boat for deep sea fishing, or take a day-cruise to the Bahamas. One of America’s most beautiful upscale shopping areas, the Gardens Mall, is also 10 minutes north of Villa Sol-Mar. Beautiful pristine sandy beaches of Palm beach are a short 10 minutes’ drive. When you’re ready to take a break, Villa Sol-Mar is equipped with 2 bicycles so you can explore the area at your own pace.

From the gardens to the fine linens and amenities, no detail has been overlooked to ensure your stay at Villa Sol-Mar will be one that you will want to repeat.

More Details

Owner
Susan Holley
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 16, 2017

About Susan Holley

Claude and I live most of the year in Montreal. We decided to buy a second home in West Palm Beach. As a professional designer, I laid out a vision for how I wanted our vacation home to look . Claude, an engineer, set up the plan. Together, we created Villa Sol-Mar.This is our second Vacation property in West Palm Beach, the first is Casa Fiore.

Susan Holley purchased this house in 2013

Why Susan Holley chose Northwood Shores

Claudio and I chose Villa Sol-Mar, because of its perfect location, great layout of the rooms, and the huge garden. It is close to everything. The garden is our private botanical garden, ever evolving as we add or change the plants, and the look of the flower beds. We added a heated salt water pool and patio, and it hardly made a dent to the immensity of the garden. We felt that everything about Villa Sol-Mar would make it very attractive to travelers. Claude and I both travel extensively and we are keenly aware of how even the smallest details can shape an impression or experience. Having decided to offer Villa Sol-Mar for vacation rentals, we knew that the details would make the difference between guests returning or not. That is why we pay particular attention to how our guests' experience unfolds... from the moment they drive up the circular driveway, open the front door, and right up to moment when they jump in the pool. At the end of our guests' travels, Villa Sol-Mar is where you kick back and exhale.

What makes this house unique

The large city lot with high fences and tropical gardens provides privacy .. a veritable oasis of tranquility in the city.

We hope you will find the easy life at Villa Sol Mar relaxing nourishing and revitalizing.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Voilà la deuxième année que nous passons nos vacances dans cette magnifique maison.... Elle est une destination à elle toute seule..; Nous n'allons pas là-bas pour la Floride mais pour cette maison tant elle est chaleureuse et conviviale. Cette maison serait en Laponie, nous irions en Laponie !!! Les propriétaires, très charmants, sont toujours disponibles. La maison est meublée et décorée avec goût. Tout est pensé dans les détails... Bref, c'était notre deuxième année (nous y avons passé 17 jours): A l'année prochaine !!!!!”
Jul 2017
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Map

City Place
Clematis Street News Stand
Worth Ave
Buccan
Palm Beach Outlets
"Shopping"
Norton Museum of Art
The Beach Club Restaurant at the Breakers
Rocco's Tacos and Tequila Bar
Testa's Restaurant
Cucina Dell' Arte -- CLOSED
Palm Beach Par-3 Golf Course
Palm Beach Sailing Club
Henry Morrison Flagler Museum
Sea Gull Cottage
Chappel
Peanut Island Park
The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Manatee Lagoon
Avocado Grill
Lynora's Osteria
Cafe Boulud
Chez L' Epicier Palm Beach
HMF
PB Catch
Palm Beach Zoo
Nearest Airport
6.7 Miles
Palm Beach International
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Northwood village
Nearest Ferry
2.3 Miles
Cruise ships to The Bahamas
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
The President Country Club
Nearest Train
2.7 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
I-95
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
Northwood Village
Nearest Beach
3.9 Miles
Palm Beach
Car: recommended

Villa Sol-Mar is located in the heart of The Palm Beaches, just minutes away from the beautiful sandy beaches and trendy shopping areas that this part of South Florida is famous for. Caressed by the Gulf Stream, Palm Beach enjoys the benefit of fine sand, warm azure water, and gentle breezes.

Villa Sol Mar is 5 miles from the NEW Ball Park of the Palm Beaches, the state-of-the-art, two-team facility with 6,500 seat stadium as its centerpiece !

Singer Island is 10 minutes north of Villa Sol-Mar, where man-made reefs attract a variety of marine life…a popular location for snorkeling.

Drive 15 minutes north of Villa Sol-Mar to catch the Bahamas Celebration cruises!

You can be the captain of your own ship and cruise the intracoastal, do some fishing, or relax off Peanut Island. A variety of watercraft is available for rent, including paddleboards. Depending on the time of year, you can see dolphins, manatees, sea turtles, and rays …all just 10 minutes away from Villa Sol-Mar.

If you want a break from water sports, 20 minutes from Villa Sol-Mar you can be teeing-off or saddling up a horse. Tennis courts are a few minutes away, as are bicycle paths along the intracoastal. Villa Sol-Mar has 2 bicycles for the exclusive use of our guests. MacArthur Beach State Park and Loxahatchee Wildlife Refuge are just 10 to 15 minutes away.

In Northwood Village, a short walk from Villa Sol-Mar, you’ll discover eclectic art galleries and antique shops together with hip eateries, cafes, and bistros. This fun and funky village offers authentic Thai curry, handmade pasta, handmade Jamaican patties, gourmet burgers, an upscale Italian restaurant with piano bar, and much more.

A 5 minute drive takes you to downtown West Palm Beach. Walk along Clematis to experience the indigenous flavor of the area's colorful boutiques, nightclubs, live music, restaurants, antique shops and historical landmarks. Or, head to City Place to be transported to a European town center with chic boutiques , a historic cultural arts theater, and an open-air plaza with a spectacular fountain.

Explore the world-renowned Norton Museum of Art, the Flagler museum - a National Historic landmark, and the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts…considered to be one of the premier performing arts centers in the South East…you guessed it…only a few minutes away.

In any direction you go from Villa Sol-Mar it won’t be long before you’ll make new discoveries and new memories.

Amenities

Northwood Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Newly renovated with a spacious walk in shower and 2 sinks
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Baby crib available
    Master Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Ensuite Full Bathroom and TV with cable service
  • All new mattresses. Sterns and Foster luxury mattress in the master bedroom. New furniture and quality linens
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Luxurious Home And Tropical Garden With Private Pool, Minutes To Palm Beach
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 47 reviews
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Great Thanksgiving house

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house so we could have everyone over for Thanksgiving dinner during our visit to Florida. The home was beautiful, the owners thought of everything- beach towels, beach chairs, bottled water, a detailed book full of things to do in the area. Thank you for a wonderful place to gather our family together for the holiday!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great home, location was good, Susan was a great host.

  • 5 of 5

Location was perfect. Everything was nearby. Long cleanup/departure list, but makes sense why the place is so clean and in great shape. Host was great. Wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

The property was in excellent condition. Very clean and comfortable. The back yard is like an oasis.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Gem in West Palm Beach

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Susan for sharing your beautiful decorative home with us. The backyard made us feel like we were at a 5 star resort with the comfortable outdoor seating, pool and bocce ball court. The home was very clean, well stocked and comfortable for the four of us. It is in a quiet neighborhood and the location was close to every thing. Susan was responsive to all our questions and needs before, during and after our stay. My husband and I had stayed at another property that she owns in the past so we knew we would not have any issues with staying at this place. We plan on staying there again in the future.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful and relaxing stay at this home. Susan was very helpful. The house was clean, had everything we could possibly need and the location was ideal. The pool & backyard were amazing! Would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay so much! Such a beautiful immaculate property inside and out. It was also so close to all the great restaurants and shopping which we enjoyed. We would definitely stay again! Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $155 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.0%

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