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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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 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.


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 4.918919 based on 37 reviews

Delightful stay in historic home!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our three week stay in Live Oak House. It is a very comfortable home, equipped with everything we needed. Our guests were equally delighted in learning about the home, a bit of its history, and the beautiful art work created by the home's owner, a gracious hostess! The pool, patio and surrounding grounds were a welcome oasis for quiet reading and outdoor dining.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Ann and John. We look forward to seeing you all again next February!! xxoo Kathleen
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Beautiful, comfortable Florida house!

  • 5 of 5

This house had everything we needed for having our family over for a mini reunion on Friday evening. The patio and pool area are beautiful and my family really enjoyed it. We also enjoyed the kitchen and the dining room later for a little dinner. Would highly recommend the house for a large family as it was spacious and had everything you would need for adults and children. Beds are comfy too! Kathleen was so sweet and made herself available for any questions. Great stay!! Want to come back!!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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House with charm

  • 5 of 5

Great place, roomy and comfy. convenient to everything we did. We wanted to stay longer. It’s a great place to hangout with family and friends. I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house and property

  • 5 of 5

Great stay, charmimg house with super high ceilings, great people.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Jason - I hope to hosting you all again next time!!
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Beautiful historical home, comfortable for large family

  • 5 of 5

We travel with our extended family for the holidays and find this house very accommodating. It's our second stay here. There is plenty of room to all be together and to also have our own space within the house. Kathleen and Lou are very accessible and available if questions arise.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Lindsay, Vic, and everyone!!! Happy New Year to you all!
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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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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Palm Beach International
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Lake Worth or Lantana
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning $250 + 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.

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