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Charming Delray Beach Cottage 8 Blocks to Beach, 3 Blks to Atlantic Avenue

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,175 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Great Location-walk/bike to beach, restaurants and shops. Three blocks to fun and excitement of Atlantic Avenue restaurants and clubs, eight blocks to the beach, and two blocks to the inter-coastal. Rents in the high season for $4,200 per month (January 1 through March 31). Low season rates are very reasonable (Apr 1 to Oct 31 - $3,000 per month); Holiday months of Nov 1 to Dec 31 are $4,000 per month). Nicely furnished and equipped with everything—fresh sheets, towels, clothes washer-dryer, large screened LCD TV, cable VCR/DVD. Hi-speed internet. Rates do not include cleaning fees. Dogs ok.

FL and Palm Beach County taxes total 12%( 6% for each) for short term rental tax.

We collect a $500.00 Security Deposit for vacation rentals on signing the lease returnable thirty days after occupancy. Full rent is due 60 days before occupancy. Air Conditioned, nicely furnished, cathedral ceilings, queen size bed and queen sized sofa bed for visiting in-laws or children, new kitchen fully equipped, dishwasher, garbage disposal, outdoor gas grill/deck/table/chairs. Tropical setting with palm trees and purple bougainvilleas. Location-location-location. Fenced yard so your pets are welcome and can roam in the back yard. Off-street parking. NE 7th Avenue is a pretty area of the beach town, and it is close to everything. The Delray Beach free shuttle is available on Atlantic Avenue so you can walk 3 blocks to Atlantic Avenue, and you can can be at the beach and the shops within minutes.

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Highland Park Delray House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1175 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa Bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Beautiful tropical back yard, fenced yard, one-level house. House is completely furnished with dining table/chairs/sofa/chairs/buffet/coffee table, bedroom furniture. Just move in!


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Charming Delray Beach Cottage 8 Blocks to Beach, 3 Blks to Atlantic Avenue
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 13 reviews
Delray Beach, Florida

Charming cottage; great location; gracious owner

  • 5 of 5

I spent two happy, contented months (Nov/Dec) in this lovely cottage. Wooden floors, french doors, a working fireplace, high beamed ceiling, wonderful kitchen, and tv(s), kitchen/laundry appliances and air-conditioning that all worked perfectly. Fully appointed (bed linens, pots/pans, dishes, etc.). Quiet block, friendly neighbors, and "town" and beach at your toe-tips. Pretty bougainvillea abound. And the owner is one of the kindest people I've come across in a long time. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and Delray Beach. You were a wonderful guest, and I appreciate your warm words of praise. Thank you so much for the great review.
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brockville ont canada

tropical oasis in the heart of Delray

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our month long stay. If you are looking for a peaceful tropical setting to have your morning coffee or read a book this is the place. It is an original Delray type cottage updated but still lots of quaint features. It is easy maintenance and has good appliances. Easy access to everything ,we took the downtowner often in the evening for supper ,just sooo convenient. The owner and property manager are wonderful to deal with any little thing was taken care of immediately. We hated to leave.A great couples getaway but good for children as well. We walked a couple blocks to the intercoastal late afternoon sat on the bench provided and watched the boats go by.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that you enjoyed the cottage and Delray Beach. It's good to know that the house and its location added to the enjoyment of your vacation. I hope you decide to return and enjoy all that Delray Beach has to offer. Thanks so much for the positive feedback!
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Boca Raton, FL

A little gem in Delray Beach

  • 5 of 5

A great location!! We were in the process of relocating, so the amenities were appreciated and nothing was overlooked. This lovely cottage located on a quite street was so close to Atlantic Avenue (3.5 blocks) and the beach (~8 blocks), that we walked everywhere. There are also free shuttles along Atlantic, and if needed, we saw "free" open air taxis occasionally drive up and down the street in front of the house carrying riders. But about every need is within walking distance (restaurants, Publix grocery store, a drug store, and a great putt-putt course our kids loved). The owner was very accommodating, immediately responding to our questions and absolute pleasure!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad that you really liked the house and the great location that is convenient to the beach, outdoor restaurants, shops, and grocery stores and had a wonderful time in Delray Beach. Thank you so much!
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Wheaton, Illinois U.S.A.

Charming cottage, great owner

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cottage for three months this year. The location is wonderful. Our favorite thing was walking to any of the many restaurants on Atlantic Avenue. Delray Beach has so many wonderful activities and you can reach them easily from this cottage.There are three wonderful wildlife refuges nearby and we spent a lot of time at these just walking and looking at the birds. The photos of the property are accurate. The purple bougainvillea in front of the house is grogeous and the backyard is filled with trees and other tropical plants. Our dog loved running around chasing her tennis balls. We had never used vrbo before. and even though some close friends had checked out the location we were nervous renting from so far away.The owner met us at the property and showed us how to work everything and even assisted with the computer connection . Everything was in good working order and any minor problems we had were quickly corrected by either the property manager, who lives nearby, or the owner herself. The security deposit was returned promptly. It was a thoroughly relaxing and wonderful three months escaping the Chicago winters.We loved it so much we rented it for next year before we left.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2013
  • Stayed: December 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your great review. I am so glad that you had a wonderful vacation, enjoyed staying at the house, and like its proximity to all the activities on Atlantic Avenue. I am absolutely delighted that you have decided to return to the cottage for your vacation next year.
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Wonderful Cottage in a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this cozy, convenient cottage. The photos did not do the house justice. We walked in to find a spic and span and nicely decorated beach house that was well-equipped and most of the appliances were new. The view from the back deck was awesome, a tropical paradise. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

The location was great. We were only three blocks to all the Atlantic Avenue activities, wonderful outdoor cafes and shops. There was a grocery store and drug store within walking distance (2 blocks) so everything was within easy reach. The beach was about 8 blocks away and many days we just walked to the beach, having breakfast in one of the cafes on the way.

There is also a shuttle bus in Delray that goes to the beach and to the restaurants and clubs. We just walked three blocks and were in easy access to the beach and to restaurants. I didn't have to worry about parking or having a glass of wine and driving home. It was great!

The owner was exceptionally helpful and pleasant to work with. I definitely plan to come back.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much. I'm so glad you enjoyed the house and had a wonderful vacation.
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Coral Gables (these days)

Memorable stay, just what we wanted

  • 5 of 5

I just recently checked to see if the lovely cottage in Delray that we stayed in 6 years ago was still listed for rent. My wife, dog, and myself saw the cottage during a trip to visit my father. At the time it was not on the VRBO. I am writing this review now because I was shocked to see the terrible review left by a former renter. Our experience was anything BUT what they claim.

We rented the cottage for three months starting January 1. When the three months were up and it was time to leave, we were quite sad to say goodbye to both the cottage and to Delray Beach. At that time, the owner had done an extensive remake of the cottage, and we found the entire place to our liking. I can see from the pictures that the interior looks as lovely as we remember it, and the outside has been enhanced by new plantings.

We found everything at the cottage to be to our liking. Indeed, the bedroom is a converted former porch, but it has been totally enclosed and is a true bedroom. The backyard has a wonderful wooden deck and barbecue, and it leads out onto a true tropical landscape. The air conditioner is also a heater and being centrally located in this cottage is absolutely sufficient for the entire interior. We also appreciated the full size washer and dryer, and yes, it was in the bathroom - no problem there.

The heart of downtown Delray is literally a few city blocks west, and is a great and vibrant downtown which I wouldn't mind calling my home town. However the street that the cottage is on is absolutely quiet and populated by private homes. There is a Publix and Walgreens not more than two short blocks north and the intracoastal is two blocks east. The Atlantic Ocean is accessible only a few minutes walk away and it is a beautiful stretch of beach with a handful of restaurants (Luna Rosa was our go-to place) within feet of the beach.

The owner was very accommodating, providing an additional desk because at the time that we stayed my wife was still working, telecommuting, and she had a magnificent place to call her office - that desk next to the kitchen and facing out onto the backyard. We would take walks along the beach early in the morning as she was working her west coast hours and our mornings were free.

In summary, I cannot express more strongly how pleasant the stay and the cottage and life there was. I am still quite dismayed that some recent renters found so much fault, that I doubt that there is much truth to their story.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2012
  • Stayed: December 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is so great to hear from you. Thank you for the wonderful review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Thanks again.
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Kay Muse
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2018

About Kay Muse

Love the beach, great restaurants, love to travel, art and shopping.

Kay Muse purchased this house in 2002

Why Kay Muse chose Highland Park Delray

Delray Beach, Florida is only 30 minutes to West Palm Beach Airport. Delray is beautiful, has world-class restaurants, great shopping, is cosmopolitan but has a small town atmosphere. The high season runs from late December through March with beautiful balmy warm weather. Delray has a beautiful wide sandy beach with cabana umbrellas, and restaurants that are only steps away so you can sun bathe and then lunch at a nearby outdoor eatery. I fell in love with Delray after driving down the entire Eastern seaboard when I was searching for a second home located at the beach.

What makes this house unique

Sunbathing, biking, eating at wonderful restaurants, nightlife and shopping. The cottage is on a wonderful safe and picturesque street that is only three blocks to Atlantic Avenue. You can stroll down 7th toward the beach or to all the great restaurants and shops on the Avenue. Enjoy a glass of wine at the outdoor veranda of the historic Colony Hotel that is right down the street on Atlantic Avenue. From there, you have your pick of all the wonderful galleries, restaurants and shops on Atlantic Avenue. It's truly location, location, location!

Guestbook comments from the owner

A wonderful house in a great location. The pictures acurately represented the house and the furniture was mostly new. New kitchen was great. It was in a great neighbor hood. My dog Coco and I walked to Atlantic Avenue for breakfast. Now that I'm back North, from time to time I think of my days in the sun.
Jun 2009
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Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Delray Beach

outdoor restaurants, great library close by with internet, etc. You can't beat the location. The charming cottage has a tropical backyard with a deck a grill so you can enjoy the beautiful serenity of the outdoors. From the cottage, you can walk to the wonderful Atlantic Avenue with its outdoor restaurants, art galleries, and shops. Throughout the year, Delray Beach offers fun activities for its visitors: wine tasting on Atlantic, Art Shows, Christmas trimming, parades and more. Enjoy!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0
Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

April-Sept: $2200/month plus electric and taxes
Oct-Dec: $2500/month plus electric and taxes
Jan-March: $2800/month plus electric and taxes
(Florida requires an 11 1/2% tax on rentals less than 6 months in duration). $500 security deposit & an additional $300 for pet deposit; $100 non refundable cleaning fee. Security deposit returned when house is returned without damage.

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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