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Old Naples Historic Home, Beautiful, Quiet, Ideal Location

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 720 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Attached Unit, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Naples Historic Home - Remodeled 1 Bedroom Guest House, Ideal Location, Pool, Gardens

AVAILABILITY: Our guests return frequently which gives us the assurance that we have created accommodations of the highest standards. For the 2018 season our return guests have us booked January thru end of April. Our rental history: In addition to the winter season we are frequently full in October and November. Family and friends join us from about December 20 through January 1st. Please consider the 'summer' season, May through October. The weather is delightful, the gulf is warm, the roads are less traveled and the restaurant deals are fabulous.

Accommodations: Attached guest house, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 2 - However we no longer accept pets due the health of our own dog.

Exceptional location, quality and style. Walk 600 feet west to the beach near Naples Pier or 600 feet east to shopping, restaurants and entertainment on 3rd Street South. The Naples Daily News ran a feature article about us and our home on December 9, 2010 - 'Mystery in its History'. Our home was also featured in a 6 page spread in Naples Illustrated, September, 2011.

We have remodeled our Guest House to the highest standards. It is a spacious (720 square foot) 1 bedroom apartment. The great room is of an open plan with comfortable seating and a large bookcase/entertainment center with flat screen TV, Comcast DVR, DVD player and stereo system. The dining area faces the front windows and patio. The bath has a shower-tower with a rainhead shower and hand-held and multiple body sprays. The bedroom has a king size bed, an antique wardrobe and a dresser-media cabinet.

Highlights include recessed lighting, travertine floors, granite counter tops and a marble kitchen island with breakfast counter. A washer and dryer complete the interior features. The private front patio faces our palm garden. The rear entrance opens to the butterfly garden with a path leading to ample paved parking. The 30’ x 14’ heated swimming pool has a 30’ x 10’ lap lane with a sun shelf and wide steps to the side. There is an outdoor shower surrounded by palms.

Our residence in Old Naples is a contributing structure to the Naples Historic District. The Main House was built in 1912 and The Guest House was added about 1940. The Guest House functioned as a “radio shack” for sophisticated amateur radio. Our remodeling work added central air conditioning and heating and hurricane resistant windows that have both temperature and sound insulating qualities. We are in a quiet residential block yet only a few minutes walk to a spectacular beach to the west and the best of Old Naples dining and entertainment to the east.

We have one friendly dog - Poodle and Cavalier King Charles mixed breed. Biscuit , 12 years old.

Due to our own dogs health we are no longer accepting any other pets for guest.

Keywords: Apartment

More Details

Owner
mary espejo
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
October 4, 2017

About mary espejo

After first visiting Naples in 1993 and staying at a variety of rental properties and hotels the Bishop's purchased “Hack’s Shack” in 1997. The home was named after one of Naples’ pioneers and leaders. Mrs. Bishop saw the potential beauty before her husband who was a design consultant. He then spent countless hours endeavoring to remodel the property to modern standards while respecting the home's heritage and character. “Terra Palma”, the new name for the home, is Mrs. Bishops permanent residence. She and her husband had also lived in London, England for 4 years and enjoyed extensive world travel. Mr. Bishop passed in 2014 but Mrs. Bishop continues to operate Terra Palma.

mary espejo purchased this cottage in 1997

Why mary espejo chose Old Naples

We have not found a better place to live. We’ve searched throughout the US and Naples is our choice - my catch-phrase for Naples is “quiet sophistication.” We are surrounded by large, beautiful homes in a residential neighborhood. We have everything we need a short distance away and a brief evening walk brings us to a tranquil beach and the best sunsets in America.

What makes this cottage unique

Terra Palma is in a unique location; high rise condos and hotels are far away; streets are bordered by lush vegetation; traffic moves at a leisurely pace and people are very, very friendly. Whether a traveler or a local worker, we are here because we want to be. Conversations with strangers are easily started. Naples continues to charm us every day.

Amenities

Old Naples Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 720 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
Braunschweig, Germany
5

The perfect place

  • 5 of 5

After many vacations in Naples, it's been our second stay with the Bishops in their wonderful place in the heart of Olde Naples. Staying at TerraPalma is an unique experience. It feels better than any 5-star hotel and you won't miss anything. In that case, the perfect hosts Judy and David (not to forget their nice Puppy Biscuit) will get or organize in an instant. Their place is not only well equipped and lovely decorated. If you like to spend the day and night outside their manicured garden and patio with a stat-of-the-art BBQ is the place to be. Beach and Naples Pier ar so close that you can fire up the grill, go for a swim and/or watch the magnificient sunset and be back for dinner within a minute. Bars and restaurants on third street a only a short stroll (one small block) away and off great opportunities for a night cap and people and luxury car watching.

We can't expect to return to this little paradise.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The perfect place

  • 5 of 5

It's been our second stay with the Bishops in their wonderful place in the heart of Olde Naples. Staying at TerraPalma is an unique experience. It feels better than any 5-star hotel and you won't miss anything. In that case, the perfect hosts Judy and David (not to forget their nice Puppy Biscuit) will get or organize in an instant. Their place is not only well equipped and lovely decorated. If you like to spend the day and night outside their manicured garden and patio with a stat-of-the-art BBQ is the place to be. Beach and Naples Pier ar so close that you can fire up the grill, go for a swim and/or watch the magnificient sunset and be back for dinner within a minute. Bars and restaurants on third street a only a short stroll (one small block) away and off great opportunities for a night cap and people and luxury car watching.

We can't expect to return to this little paradise.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rochester, New York
5

Great Winter

  • 5 of 5

David & Judy Bishop are the perfect hosts, we have been going to Naples for years and this was our best experience by far. Their attention to detail is unsurpassed, if you are looking for a rental in Old Naples this is the place. We are counting the days until next year.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ontario, Canada
5

Perfection in Old Naples

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect location just steps to the beach, beautiful Third Street, and a short stroll to Fifth Avenue. David and Judy are the perfect hosts with great attention to detail. We stayed in the guest house which is lovely and very well equipped. The gardens and pool are magnificent. The hot tub was a daily treat. We have been coming to Naples for years and this has been the most enjoyable stay. We are looking forward to our return next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quiet as the country, Conveniant as the city!

  • 5 of 5

We are looking forward to our third stay at David and Judy's" home away from home". We have stayed at other places in Old Naples but this is our absolute favorite! You cannot ask for such gracious hosts. The cottages are neat, clean and tastefully decorated. Close to everything we like to do. We look forward to the helpful hints they give us on places to go. They never steer us wrong. We would definitely recommend this place to everyone. I promise you would not be disappointed. See you in 2015, David and Judy!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cowbridge, South Wales UK
5

Our best stay in Naples! :)

  • 5 of 5

My husband and myself had a wonderful time in David and Judy's guest house. We have been going to Naples for 8 years and this has definitely been our best stay! The house is clean, well equipped and so relaxed. We were surrounded by a beautiful garden and we had use of a lovely pool. This house is also the perfect location for the beach and cafés and restaurants on 3rd street ( Tonys on 3rd is fab for a coffee and cake!).

The owners were so helpful and did everything to make sure we had a great holiday.

Thank you to David and Judy for a fabulous stay and we can't wait to go back. C & R

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Southwest Regional Airport
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Naples Beaches

Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, basketball court, wildlife viewing, boating, shelling, health/beauty spa, minature golf

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $250
Tax Rate 11.0%

40% deposit required 90 Days prior to arrival. Payment in full required 30 days prior unless previously arranged for payment in full upon arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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