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Live Oak House - Historic South Florida Charm

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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!


Owner
Kathleen Holmes
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 17, 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 Lake Worth

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.

Amenities

South Palm Park Neighborhood Association House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , There is a single daybed/sofa which can be moved as needed
    North Bedroom - 1 queen
    South Bedroom - 1 queen
    Sunporch - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Can be furnished with inflatable queen bed or single day bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Live Oak House - Historic South Florida Charm
average rating of 4.888889 based on 27 reviews
5

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: Jun 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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5

The Live Oak House was beyond our expectations! So beautiful and so clean!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time! The house and property were so beautiful! We met Kathleen and Lou and they were both very welcoming! They were perfect hosts!!! Thank you so much for an incredibly relaxing week! We will be back!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Paula and Steve! We loved meeting all of you and look forward to spending more time with you on a future trip. Hugs!!!
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New Hampshire
5

Wonderful stay! Beautiful large home.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time and loved the Oak House. Very spacious for our whole family in Florida to attend a wedding. Well stocked kitchen. The large trees helped keep the house cooler and the patio with the canopy and lights was my favorite in the evenings. Kathleen was a very kind and attentive host and we couldn't have asked for more. Would love to return someday.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Debra!!! We are glad you all had a wonderful stay. Best wishes for the newlyweds!!!
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5

A Wonderful Slice of Old Florida

  • 5 of 5

The 1920's old house filled with artwork was comfortable, welcoming, and very well provisioned. Given the weather, where we spent our time was outside in the private, tropical backyard. The patio called to us in the mornings and evenings, and the lounge chairs beside the pool in the afternoon. The pool is beautiful but unheated, and so a bit chilly in the cooler months.

Kathleen was extremely helpful and recommended restaurants, places of interest, and bike paths. She also responded to any and all of our questions quickly, What more could you ask for? We look forward to our return next year.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Caroline and Ken - can't wait to see you again next year!!!!!
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Flower Mound, Texas
5

Very comfortable and welcoming

  • 5 of 5

It couldn't have been more accommodating or perfectly suited for our family reunion. Lovely home, friendly 'innkeeper' and perfect location!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Ida. We hope to see you all again next year! xoxo
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5

LOVELY, CHARMING HOME AND OWNER

  • 5 of 5

OUR COUSIN REUNION WAS MADE PERFECT BY STAYING IN THIS HOME!

THREE COUPLES STAYED COMFORTABLY AND OUR HOSTESS WAS FANTASTIC. THE HOME WAS SPOTLESS AND EVERY ROOM WAS INTERESTING AND BEAUTIFUL.

MORNING COFFEE IN THE KITCHEN ALCOVE WAS SPECIAL... WE HAD A GREAT QUIET TIME.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Palm Beach International
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I-95
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Lake Worth or Lantana
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

South Palm Park Neighborhood Association House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter 2018
Nov 19 2017 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,700
$6,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,400
$4,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

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.
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