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Live Oak House - Historic South Florida Charm

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

A spacious 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, with sunporch, outdoor patio, and large pool

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!

Kathleen Holmes
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2017

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.


Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Palm Beach International
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Lake Worth or Lantana
Car: recommended


South Palm Park Neighborhood Association House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Guests must please pick up after dogs in the yard.
  • No loud music or late night partying.
  • Guests must rinse all beach sand from swimsuits, hair, and feet at outdoor shower before entering house.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • North Bedroom - 1 queen
    South Bedroom - 1 queen
    Sunporch - 1 twin/ single , Has single day bed
    Master Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 child bed , There is a chaise which can sleep a small child.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The house has a tall staircase going to the second floor; it is not recommended for very young children.


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Live Oak House - Historic South Florida Charm
average rating of 4.90625 based on 32 reviews

A lovely experience!

  • 5 of 5

The Live Oak House is a beautiful, spacious, and extremely affordable vintage home filled with original art work and antique furnishings. There is a beautiful pool behind the house surrounded by a tropical garden. The kitchen is fully equipped. My daughter especially enjoyed playing at the municipal beaches near the home. Miss Holmes is a gracious, accommodating, and reliable hostess. We recommend the property highly and look forward to visiting again! Kathy and Family

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Kathy! We look forward to seeing you all again, anytime! xxoo
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The Live Oak House is an absolute dream! It feels like you are tucked away in a tropical paradise

  • 5 of 5

The Live Oak House was absolutely incredible! It was the perfect getaway for our family. Close to the beach, downtown, and anything we needed. Lou and Kathleen were so accommodating and welcoming and made our stay so special.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Lauren and Nick!!! We loved having you as our guests and, as an old happily married couple, we were honored to help make your wedding weekend a positive experience for the whole family. We hope to see you again for many anniversaries to come! xxxooo
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Amazing, Charming Historic Home

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was wonderful. The house is very spacious and comfortable. We had everything we needed right there. The children and adults thoroughly enjoyed the great pool. We would definitely choose this house again. Kathleen was a delightful hostess

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Carolyn! I'm glad everyone had a great time - hurry back!!! xoxo
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Joplin, MO

Perfect. Absolutely perfect.

  • 5 of 5

This was our first experience with a Vacation Home rental, and I can say with certainty that hotels are a thing of the past for us. This home was comfortable, close to everything we wanted to do, quiet, and completely above our expectations in every way. Kathleen works hard on all of the little things that truly make the difference. Everything from towels for the pool to a little personalized welcome sign on the front table. We were wowed. And to top it all off, Kathleen is a very nice, responsive owner. Completely unintrusive but responsive to needs. The house is a stunning 1924 beauty with everything you could want in a modern home.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Bill! I love sharing this gorgeous old house with people who really appreciate it. I'm glad you and your family had such a good stay and hope you will come back again. Remember - July is mango season!!!
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lawrenceburg, IN

Beautiful historic home!

  • 5 of 5

Oh my, what can I say that hasn't already been said by other reviewers? My husband and I had originally reserved Kathleen's cottage which was absolutely gorgeous, homey and comfortable, but then after we arrived we decided to spoil ourselves and stay in Live Oak House. Since it was available, Kathleen made that process very easy. We loved our stay in the house - Kathleen is so artistic and decorated the house beautifully. Everything we could possibly need except food was provided. Actually, there were a number of items in a cabinet that Kathleen said other people had left and we were welcome to use such as salt and pepper, some spices, some coffee filters, coffee and tea, etc. The setting is very quiet, comfortable and relaxing, and we had a wonderful stay. The porch area and pool are inviting and so very pretty. Kathleen also provided two bikes which we really enjoyed riding to Lake Worth for dinner, and we even rode up to Palm Beach one afternoon on the gorgeous A1A scenic drive. There are many nice restaurants and coffee shops to ride bikes to, and the streets around the home are not busy so riding bikes up to a local park that overlooked the Intracoastal was also a lot of fun. We hope to stay in one of Kathleen's homes or cottages again soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Donna & Guy - we can't wait to have you back!!! xxxooo
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One of Lake Worth's best kept secrets!

  • 5 of 5

I hesitate to write this review as this is arguably one of the best kept secrets in Palm Beach County, and we would definitely like it to be available for our golfing trip next year!

This exquisite property in located near the heart of a very eclectic city of Lake Worth. Old South charm meets secluded beach living in this lovely and spacious home just a stones throw from the inter-coastal. Three very large bedrooms, and a great floor plan make this an ideal property for families, couples or small groups. Well hidden in plain sight, everything about this property from the pool to the location is "privately perfect", and perfectly private!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Eric & friends! We look foreard to having you all back - just say when!!!!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $225 + Tax
Extra persons (over 6) $20 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.