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Ann's Wee House In Downtown Lake Worth

Bedrooms 1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Competitively Priced, Charming Retreat, Close To Absolutely Everything.

If you don't mind small or color or art, you'll love Ann's Wee House. Set inside a mature tropical garden and walled fences, hanging out in the front or back doesn't get more private than this. Yet you're close to the pulse of Lake Worth---four blocks from main street, the best coffee shops, two blocks from a Publix super market and a 30 minute walk to the beach. Filled with glass and light, the house is a charming 500 sq. ft. Key West-style bungalow in downtown Lake Worth that catches all the breezes.

Three people max. (two adults and one child), small animals considered. One bedroom (new Serta double bed with memory foam topper, removable), one bath, LR with sofa/futon, DR table with 4 chairs, gas range and oven, fully equipped kitchen, 32' flat screen TV with basic DISH package, DVD/CD players and tuner, WIFI. Rear yard with pergola and chairs and ottoman, table with chairs and charcoal grill for eating. Small front deck/porch. All linens provided. Central AC and ceiling fans.

Owner managed means more competitive rates for guests because there are no middlemen. It also means a more hands-on service and quicker responses to your questions. Monthly rates are discounted $300 compared to weekly rates.

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Ann von Lossberg
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2016

About Ann von Lossberg

Travel has been a kind of avocation--a healthy obsession--more than 70 countries 'so far' in mostly the developing world. I have written a memoir about my travels, which started when I was 32. My boyfriend and I sold everything we owned and just went, the first trip for 2-1/2 years. I am settling down a bit now. When I visited Lake Worth for the first time with a friend, I fell in love with the many wee houses here. I wasn't really a Florida fan in the past. But Florida has been more and more culturally rich; many artists who have settled here have brought their talents and businesses. I love Lake Worth and other areas because of the art scene. It's also a real town with an unassuming feel, no high rises, chain restaurants or hotels (well, a Starbucks). I love the diversity of languages you hear up and down main street. Lake Worth just keeps getting better and I wanted to be a part of that.

Ann von Lossberg purchased this bungalow in 2013

Why Ann von Lossberg chose Lake Worth

My wee house was love at first sight, a finely crafted Key West bungalow set within lush tropical grounds. The house sits back from the street, totally private (you can walk around naked and no one will see you). A master carpenter who lived next door once owned and renovated both houses. Every contractor who enters my house is impressed with the craftsmanship.

What makes this bungalow unique

You can walk to town, you can walk to the super market, you can walk to restaurants, everything. You can hop on 95, go north or south on Rt. 1, hop on the TriRail and go to Miami.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Ann's Wee House In Downtown Lake Worth
average rating of 4.5 based on 12 reviews

Charming Bungalow

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I very much enjoyed our stay at the Wee House. It is very clean and has all the amenities you need. The inside is charming. I really liked that there is a washer & dryer at the house. My husband likes to grill so we used the outdoor grill several times. It is also very convenient to Lake Worth downtown area & Casino Beach. Ann is very accommodating and very pleasant to work with when I had any questions.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awful Experience.

  • 1 of 5

Cute house for meditating. I went there for privacy after burying my husband, I smoked and would leave cigarettes in a small section of dirt, that I cleaned up always. NO PRIVACY.... the owner was on the property, some times with another person, almost everyday!! I left to go out one day, and the OWNER went in the House illegally. When I got back, we had an argument and I left. Now she doesn'the want to give me back my security deposit! She claims she used it for Professionallyrics cleaned, but WILL NOT produce receipts. Apparantly, this has happened to others. It is in the curtain now... find yourself a nice place where you get what you are looking for and PRIVACY!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have enjoyed many really great guests in my short new career (two plus years) and heartening reviews as well. Before leaving FL in April, I told this guest that I was dropping off a new comforter and linens. I let myself in when she didn't answer and discovered she had been smoking inside; it reeked. An upset candle with wax and cigarette ashes all over the table, down the wall and floor and a pillowcase with a burn mark disturbed me more. When she returned, I told her she must leave. I found a hotel for her to stay, collected her the next morning and took her there. She said she understood, she was sorry and signed a paper forfeiting her security deposit. I later sent an accounting of my costs for cleaning every single thing in the house, the walls, the fabric furniture (even clean linens in storage), which well exceeded her $300 security deposit. After returning home, she threatened me and my property via email, text and phone if I didn't return her second week rental monies. Guests who violate the rental agreement and are evicted renege all remaining rental monies. To put an end to all of it, I paid her $600 she wasn't entitled to. And yet her story continues as to how she was wronged. I am hopeful that this person will find peace and I will continue to share my Wee House with nice people.
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The Wee House

  • 5 of 5

The location is convenient to Publix and downtown Lake Worth. We enjoyed walking to town and was also walking distance to the Catholic Church. Accommodations were as stated but bed could use an upgrade. We enjoyed the back yard and use of the grill. There was some road noise since it is close to a busy highway. We enjoyed being close to the beach and the many activities available in Palm Beach County.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I feel bad that Nancy couldn't have had a good stay because of the bed. I wish she had called me; I always encourage people to call me for anything. Trying to please everyone's taste in comfort, I'm learning, is impossible. But I tell all guests-- online in my listing, in my book on the table and in the one pager before arrival--that if you don't like the memory foam topper, roll it up and stow it away. The mattress underneath is a brand new Serta bed that I put in before in November 2015. I prefer just the mattress. Ann
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A Wee House? We didn't think so!

  • 5 of 5

The Wee House was a special retreat for us during a recent visit to Florida. The beautifully landscaped walk way revealed a cozy little hidden home that was perfect for the two of us. It was so quiet inside that we never felt like we were even in a city. This house seemed much bigger than the advertised square footage with loads of storage, and dresser drawer space. It was incredibly clean and decorated with the owner's personal art work. We enjoyed each one. Ceiling fans in every room and a great air conditioner kept us cool in the tropical heat of August. The kitchen was fully furnished with everything needed when we made some of our own meals. Outside the patio was surrounded by a natural green privacy fence, and proved to be the perfect place for entertaining. Ann, thank you for your speedy replies, and attention to detail. You and the Wee House were truly answers to prayer!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice stay!

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I stayed a month at the Wee House. It was exactly as pictured and described. One of the cleanest rentals I've stayed in. It is small but was perfect for two. Lovely backyard perfect for reading and relaxing. We opened front and backdoor doors to let a wonderful breeze come through the house. The yard is full of plants and the house sits back from the street making it very private. We had our bikes and biked around town and at various parks. House is close to beach and lots of good restaurants. Only complaints were bed too soft and one of the 2 chairs in the living room not very comfortable for a long stay. But we loved staying here and plan to stay again. Thanks, Ann!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Judy. You and Marlene are great guests too. The bed thing is such a toughy; it's impossible to please everyone. The bed is firm, the topper is memory foam, so I'd hoped that would be the right combination for most. "Wee" carries various constraints so furnishings cannot be large or over stuffed. I think most people really like IKEA Poang chairs which I have here. I have just added about 12 new plantings in the front garden, so the entrance is getting more and more lush and beautiful. Ann
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The "Wee House" a treasure in Lake Worth Fla.

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I stayed for a month in Lake Worth at the "Wee House" It was a completely enjoyable experience. The house is a completely refurbished antique cottage. It is tastefully and comfortably decorated. The bed was very comfortable and the very private fenced back yard was a gret place to eat and relax in the sun or shade. There was always plenty of parking right in front. A short walk to the Publix super market, a great and inexpensive Gym and my favorite, a short walk to an art cinema with great movies. Lots of art galleries near by plenty of outdoor cafes for a meal or just a cup of coffee along the "Old Florida downtown ave." If you want to experience a taste of "old Florida" don't miss this experience. There is a very nice property manager, always available for questions. We defiantly want to return.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7.5 Miles
Palm Beach Intl, 12 mins. by car; bus possible too
Nearest Barpub
70 Metres
Lake Avenue, Lake Worth's main street, 5 min. walk
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Lake Worth Golf Club, 18 hole, 15 min. walk
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
TriRail, which runs south to Miami, 16 min. walk
Nearest Motorway
20 Metres
I-95, 5 mins. west driving
Nearest Restaurant
70 Metres
Lake Avenue, Lake Worth's main street, 5 min. walk
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Lake Worth beach, 'The Casino,' 25 min. walk
Car: not necessary

An 'evolving' book inside the house sets out many possible activities and places to eat, with an emphasis on art and culture (my personal interest) and consignment shopping. Too many to list here. Towns to the north and south are fun to explore too. West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Juno and Jupiter are to the north; Boynton Beach, DelRay Beach, Boca Raton, Ft. Lauderdale and Miami are to the south.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Child $100/wk; 150/wks. $0
Pet Fee $100
Cleaning (split w/owner) $50
Sec. deposit, $300-500 $300
No pets allowed $0
Tax Rate 6.0%

Basic terms: Renters must be at least 25 yrs. After booking, I'd like to talk to answer any questions/cover terms. If all is well, you agree to the rental agreement, provide a copy of your driver's license/ID, a $300 security deposit ($500 if anyone in the group smokes), $50 cleaning fee, 6% tourist tax and full rental payment. An extra person/child is $100 per week, $150 for multiple weeks). No pets. The security deposit will be refunded within 14 days of the checkout date unless there are extenuating circumstances; see rental agreement for details. Checkin is 2:00 pm; checkout is 10:30 am. If a checkout doesn't precede you, you are welcome to checkin early; likewise with checkout later.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Mango Groves Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Tub and shower. Hairdryer.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Small bedroom with double bed, a new Serta mattress with memory foam topper. Decent storage. Back door opens to private fenced yard.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The area is amazing for exploration and very rich in cultural offerings and activities. I have tried to provide some for you to begin with.

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