|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
|Child $100/wk; 150/wks.||$0|
|Cleaning (split w/owner)||$50|
|Sec. deposit, $300-500||$300|
|No pets allowed||$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.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.