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Tarasita - Bright and Beautiful Garden Setting on Intracoastal / Lake Worth

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Details
Property
studio
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
Studio
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

South Palm Park Neighborhood Association Studio Rental Photos and Description

Bright and breezy studio, with queen bed, full bath and kitchen, outdoor deck

Ours is a charming historic private waterfront home in a lovely quiet neighborhood. Guests have total privacy, but my husband and I live on the premises, providing enhanced security and happily meeting whatever needs might arise for our guests! Enter through a luxurious garden filled with fruit trees, tropicals, and orchids. Filled with art and antiques and light, the second story studio catches our fresh ocean breezes. In Tarasita Cottage the spacious high ceilinged main room has more windows than walls, and a full kitchen, full bath, and walk-in closet. The roof deck, with comfortable chairs, umbrellas and gas grill is perfect for reading and relaxing outside. This is a wonderful retreat place, but still close to everything! Walking and biking are popular in the neighborhood and one can do either to reach downtown amenities or the beach. We have bicycles and golf clubs for our guests. Kayak off our private beach. Watch osprey, kingfishers, pelicans, parrots, and wading birds. Downtown Lake Worth is eight blocks away and is filled with charming shops and restaurants. Many of the cafes have outdoor tables and are dog friendly!

Lake Worth beach has a great open air restaurant bar and a gorgeous new pier for fishing or just ogling the beach goers. Feb. 25th and 26th is the annual Lake Worth Street Painting Festival - a great weekend happening! Other nearby (no more than an hour's drive) attractions include Roger Dean Stadium, home of spring training for the Florida Marlins and the St. Louis Cardinals; the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, home to a world class bonsai collection; Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, home of the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival (Jan 11- April 1); Palm Beach Polo Club (polo season Jan 29 - April 2); the Norton Museum of Art; Palm Beach itself and famous Worth Ave for primo shopping; Sawgrass Mills Mall (over 350 outlet stores) for bargain shopping; Lion Country Safari, a drive through African game park; off-shore drift fishing; Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino; Miami Beach!

Nearby Attractions and Activities: Other nearby (no more than an hour's drive) attractions include Roger Dean Stadium, home of spring training for the Florida Marlins and the St. Louis Cardinals; the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, home to a world class bonsai collection; Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, home of the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival (Jan 11- April 1); Palm Beach Polo Club (polo season Jan 29 - April 2); the Norton Museum of Art; Palm Beach itself and famous Worth Ave; Sawgrass Mills Mall (over 350 outlet stores); Lion Country Safari, a drive through African game park; off-shore drift fishing; Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino; Miami Beach!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Kathleen Holmes
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2016
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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 studio in 2010

Why Kathleen Holmes chose Lake Worth

We have lived in Lake Worth for over 20 years, and finally were able to get a 1924 fixer upper on the water. As with houses of this vintage, the renovation is never really done, but we love the process. The garden has been especially rewarding to create - it's becoming a tropical paradise. Sunrises and moon rises over the lake are a lovely reward for all the hard work!

What makes this studio unique

For probably 350 days of the year we are blessed with breezes right off the Atlantic Ocean, so even in summer, there is usually a cool breeze, especially in the evening.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Tarasita - Bright and Beautiful Garden Setting on Intracoastal / Lake Worth
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews
5

Wonderful comfortable "Old Florida" charm

  • 5 of 5

We spent five wonderful days at Tarasita...a bright, sparkling clean, quiet, comfortable and charming "home-away-from-home." The hosts were so very helpful, welcoming and flexible with our arrival and departure. Tarasita is a spacious well equipped private apartment ...surrounded by tropical flowers ...and equiped everything one could need for a long weekend or an extended stay. We have already recommended it to family and friends with the sincere hope they won't want to book this tropical happy place when we want to return. Having rented more than than 25 international vacation properties... Tarasita stands out as very special.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Brian and Gene!!! We so loved having you all here and can't wait 'til the next time - please hurry back! xxxooo Kathleen and Lou
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5

Charming Accommodations and Gracious Hosts

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time at a vacation rental property and our experience could not have been better! We stayed in Taralago which overlooks the lake from a spacious balcony with comfortable seating and a lovely view. The place itself was nicely furnished and comfortable. One of the nicest features is a private dock that sits about 30 or 40 feet out into the lake. There are a couple of rocking chairs and it is the perfect spot to relax, read, have a drink, watch the sun or moon rise or simply do absolutely nothing. Kathleen and Lou were very gracious hosts.We were there for our 25th anniversary and their beautiful home made it extra-memorable. We really wanted for nothing during our stay because they provide just about everything you could need. We will surely stay with them again the next time we visit the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Chris and Lucia! You are more than welcome back anytime! xxxooo K
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5

Accommodations, hosts & town are beyond charming

  • 5 of 5

The property is far more lovely than described in the listing. The accommodations were clean, comfortable and well appointed. The owners did a great job of answering questions before, during and after my stay. I would highly recommend this property to family and friends. The town (within walking distance) has several good restaurants & bars.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent Stay, Beautiful Place

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Tarasita for two months with my two small dogs while relocating in the area. The place was spacious, beautiful, and so comfortable. Kathleen and Louie are amazing hosts, artists, and just fun! They were flexible when I changed my arrival and departure dates, went out of their way to make my stay as comfortable as possible, and even walked my dogs when I was out all day looking at houses. I feel like I've made new friends in Lake Worth. I would highly recommend Tarasita or any of the properties owned by Kathleen and Louie.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fresh, cozy, with great outdoor setting.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Tarasita for a week to get out of winter and to attend a family reunion. It was adorable and perfect!!! It was close enough to my family to be convenient, but when we needed to get away, it was cozy and quiet, just what we wanted. Lots of windows and natural light gave it a fresh airy feel too. We are walkers and the neighborhood was great for that; wide quiet streets and lots of great houses and gardens to look at, plus a pretty park with exercise stations to work off all those family meals. Our hosts were excellent too. We have already made plans to come back to Tarasita next winter!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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5

Fantastic and infinitely charming.

  • 5 of 5

I had another great stay at Tarasita. This is probably my fourth of fifth visit and each is as spectacular as the first. Cozy and comfortable accommodations, great original artwork adorning the room, a lovely visual landscape outside, and spectacularly kind and generous hosts. The privacy element is a big thing to me and it was always respected. And on occasions where I was social with my hosts, I enjoyed them thoroughly. A walkable park, a spectacular dock on which to sip my morning coffee, or tip a glass of wine as I watched the sun fade. I can't wait to go back. It's everything you would hope for. Carter W. Lewis.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Palm Beach International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
multiple
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Lake Worth Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Amtrak, West Palm Beach, FL
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I-95 and 6th Ave So.
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
multiple
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Lake Worth Beach
Car: recommended

Lake Worth is a charming old resort town on the Intracoastal Waterway and one bridge away from the Atlantic Ocean beach. Downtown Lake Worth is filled with small locally owned bars, restaurants with indoor and outdoor dining, antique and other shops, live music, outdoor festivals, and a municipal golf course. There is a Starbucks. Ours is a quiet pedestrian and bike friendly neighborhood with constant tropical breezes. The intracoastal / lake is a mile wide here; at night, the lights from the buildings across the way make for as lovely a vista as there is during the day. Wading birds, pelicans, and the occasional manatee add to the natural beauty.

Other Activities: kayaking

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Rates & Availability

South Palm Park Neighborhood Association Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter 2017
Nov 2 2016 - May 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,000
$3,200
 
 
Winter 2018
Nov 19 2017 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,000
$3,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$105
$700
$2,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.0%

There may be an additional refundable security deposit when pets are guests.

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Amenities

South Palm Park Neighborhood Association Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 580 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Studio - 1 queen
  • Queen bed, plus a pullout ottoman single bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We can refer you to a good massage therapist, a good yoga studio, and good acupuncturist while you are here.

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