Built in 1924, Live Oak House is a charming historic house nestled in a lush tropical garden situated at the end of a dead end street. This is a very quiet and private residence, surrounded by live oaks and tropical foliage; everywhere you look there is green! Live Oak House has all the elegant and funky charm of a historic home, Florida style; high ceilings, large windows, serious crown molding, and hardwood floors throughout! There are three bedrooms, the master being quite large with a king size bed, single day bed, and writing desk. The other two bedrooms have queen size beds. There is also a single daybed and an optional inflatable queen bed for extra guests. The sun porch can serve as a fourth bedroom. The large living room contains a 52' flat screen TV, and a card/puzzle table. The kitchen is fully equipped, with gas range and wine cooler. The dining room is also spacious and opens onto the outdoor patio which over looks the pool; the patio contains a dining table and chairs as well as a cozy seating area. An upstairs washer/dryer makes doing laundry easy. Amenities include wifi and beach equipment! Bicycles are also available. Live Oak House shares the garden and pool with Live Oak Cottage, a two story, one bedroom home. See photos and info at Home Away #3811725. The Live Oak House and Cottage are both new listings for us; please see our listing #934400 for 2 years of happy guest reviews!
- House2400 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
A spacious 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, with sunporch, outdoor patio, and large pool
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- English, Spanish, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 17, 2018
About Kathleen Holmes
Kathleen is a visual artist and writer; Lou is a professional theatre director and producer. We love Florida living, particularly dear, sweet, funky Lake Worth. We also love good food, good wine, good friends, and good dogs!! We feel blessed to live in such a great area and enjoy sharing it with travelers from around the world.
Kathleen Holmes purchased this House in 1992
Why Kathleen Holmes chose South Palm Park Neighborhood Association
Live Oak House and Cottage are in a serene, magical setting, surrounded by ancient live oaks and tropical foliage.
What makes this House unique
Quiet and privacy in a beautiful surrounding.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful Historic Home
Kathleen, owner, met us at the house and walked us through the property explaining things we should know for our visit. Lovely old home with hardwood floors and original glass windows. Beautiful green foliage with oak trees draped in moss surrounded the home. Backyard was completely enclosed with white fencing, concealed by the lush landscaping, for total privacy. French doors opened onto a large back porch, complete with columns and hanging moss, overlooking the swimming pool.
Loved sitting in the breakfast nook in the mornings while having coffee. We hosted my future son-in-law and his parents for dinner one evening, all 8 of us fit comfortably at the dining room table. I was pleasantly surprised to find enough plates, silverware, glassware for a 6 course meal, along with cookware.
Also has Direct TV, DVD player, plenty of books in the library and a few games to enjoy. Loved, loved, loved the oversized, plush bath towels!!! Also noticed that the toilet tissue in each bathroom was the same good quality that I use at home, not the cheap kind you find in some places. Another favorite of mine, tissues (Kleenex)! Tissue boxes in just about every room!! Beds were firm with plenty of pillows and luxurious sheets!
One of the best things about the house was its owner! Kathleen is a very interesting person with an artistic background, which you can see first hand in the home that is so wonderfully and tastefully furnished. Very creative!!! She responded quickly to any questions that I had and graciously gave us a late check out!! Looking forward to returning!
Overall a well-appointed house!
Thank you so much, Dujuanna; I am glad you love the house and garden as much as I do!!! I do hope you all will come back again (for the wedding, maybe????) and bring the whole family next time, 2 legged and 4 legged!
Everything you need
This house provided us with more than enough room and everything we needed including a pool. Private yard, great location close to many of my favorite beaches and restaurants.
Thanks so much Dujuanna! I hope you all had a great time. Check out my smaller places too on holmesaway.com in case you ever need one - just let me know!! Safe travels home. ❤️
Kathleen is amazing and so is her property. We were in town for a baseball tournament. Being the summer, there are delays and cancellations and Kathleen was so accommodating. We tried most of her restaurant recommendations and they were spot on! Can't wait to come back. Before I forget, the beds and sheets were so comfortable. My parents stayed in the cottage next door which was an added bonus.
Thanks so much, Jen, for everything!! We are here next time you need us. xxoo
Beautiful home with unique character and serene spaces!
We enjoyed a beautiful stay at the Live Oak House. Our family of 7 felt welcomed and cared for by this lovely home, the gardens, and our attentive host Kathleen. The home is spacious, well-appointed, comfortable and tranquil. The pool and surrounding gardens were a delight. The home is "vintage" and offers a very unique and lovely experience for travelers. Very convenient to Lake Worth Beach, where we enjoyed breakfast at Benny's twice during our stay. A quick drive takes you to downtown Lake Worth for a pedestrian friendly visit through several blocks of shops and restaurants. We look forward to another visit to Live Oaks soon!
PS - I must mention that our host was very kind...we were in town to visit a sick loved one, when circumstances changed for the worse, Kathleen was able to accommodate our needs and extend our reservation. Thank you Kathleen and Lou!
Thank you so much, Susan! My only regret is that I did not get to meet you, but I certainly didn't want to intrude upon your family time. I am also sorry for the circumstances of your visit, but I hope we can host you another time in the future when things are less severe. I am happy the house was a comfort for you all; we lived there for 20 years and I still miss it's charm and warm soul. I dearly hope for wellness and peace for your whole family in years to come. xxxooo Kathleen
Great Location & Beautiful Home
This house was beautiful with the old Floridian vibe and awesome backyard with pool! This house was perfect for my family of 5 and in a great location: close to the beach, highways, PBI airport; and restaurants. Kathleen was so sweet and accommodating. I would definitely rent here again!
Thanks so much, Krista! I was lovely meeting your whole family, and you are so welcome to come again!!!!
Very cool place. Great pool and close to Lake Worth beaches!