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

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


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

Susan Holley
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 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 West Palm Beach

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

Absolument parfaite. La maison est absolument parfaite. Elle est magnifiquement décorée et conforme aux photos du site. Il s'agit d'une maison de proprietaire (et non d'un simple bien locatif) ce qui fait qu'elle est totalement équipée dans les moindres détails (y compris même parasols et matelas pour allé à la plage située à 5mn en voiture). Très attentifs au confort de leur "guest", Susan et Claude sont disponibles et à l'écoute avec grande réactivité (on ne se rend pas compte qu'ils sont au Canada). Bref, une maison où nous avons passé 2 semaines de bonheur au calme au bord de la piscine. Merci pour ces très beaux moments !
Jul 2016
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Northwood Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • 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 ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Newly renovated with a spacious walk in shower and 2 sinks
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Luxurious Home And Tropical Garden With Private Pool, Minutes To Palm Beach
average rating of 4.9428573 based on 37 reviews

Inviting, comfortable retreat - close to everything.

  • 5 of 5

Susan and Claude are wonderful hosts and have a beautiful property and home. This is our third visit. We come for a 2 week stay each year and the home is impeccably maintained. The yard is a tropical paradise which is landscaped beautifully on a double sized lot. Very private. Overall the home is decorated beautifully and it is very inviting and comfortable. The gas grill is ready to go, bikes in the garage, plenty of seating outside, kitchen stocked with everything, plenty of towels and linens... Everything about this home is well done. You can tell from every review, the full calendar and repeat customers what a great place this is. Already booked next year!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace, sun, convenience...and a lovely pool

  • 5 of 5

We staggered into Villa Sol-Mar, escapees from northern winter, and immediately said, "Best HomeAway ever!"

A week in this charming home only confirmed that: everything is well thought out, everything works...and if it doesn't, the owners are extremely responsive and helpful. The doublesized lot, elegantly lit and landscaped, is a special pleasure, and the saltwater pool is pure luxury. Location was excellent--15 minutes from the airport, large modern CVS five minutes away, large Publix grocery just over the bridge in Palm Beach. This is a city property: you get some train and traffic noise, and the street is middle-class and pleasant but not fancy. But the handy location, the intelligence and taste of the interior, and the splendid pool make it a thoroughly enjoyable discovery. Put it this way: we stayed a week, and promptly signed up for two weeks next year. Many thanks for such a fine intro to the Palm Beaches!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great house, great place.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Vacation House

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful stay at Villa Sol Mar. House was well decorated, very clean and well equipped. Hosts were an absolute pleasure to deal with. Would go back again for sure if vacationing in the area. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't wait to go back !

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed every moment at this house...from the amazing and private yard, comfortable beds, great pool to how well appointed the home is. Since we originally booked during Hurricane Matthew, Susan graciously allowed us to reschedule for the following month. The house is close to everything but we really didn't leave much because we liked it so much! I would highly recommend Villa Sol Mar

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Better than Expected!

  • 5 of 5

We had to travel to West Palm at the last minute because of a funeral. Susan was very responsive and accommodating, making sure everything was ready for us, even though it was the day after a tropical storm. The home was beautifully decorated, comfortable for a family of 4 adults and 2 children, and immaculately maintained. There was plenty of room for everyone and the kids loved the pool. It was also very comforting to cook and eat meals together in the well stocked kitchen and dining room. Susan's generosity and lovely home were a boon to us during a difficult time. The place is even more beautiful than the pictures.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Frances, Thank you, we were pleased to have the opportunity to provide a comforting place to you and your family! All the best! Susan and Claude
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City Place
Clematis Street
Worth Avenue
Palm Beach Outlets
Norton Museum of Art
The Beach Club Restaurant at the Breakers
Rocco's Tacos and Tequila Bar
Testa's Restaurant
Cucina Dell' Arte
Palm Beach Par-3 Golf Course
Palm Beach Sailing Club
Henry Flager and the FECRR
Sea Gull Cottage
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
PB Catch
Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park
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
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Northwood Shores House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 22 2017 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 12 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 13 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2018
Jan 3 2018 - Apr 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $145 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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