About the property
- House1800 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 4 nights
4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, sleeps 10
Vintage Spanish revival pool house steps to downtown and beach:
Once a B&B, the historic Banana Inn is now a welcoming vacation rental house. 4 bed, 3 bath, 1920s two story Spanish revival house features period details, wood floors, Mexican tile, arched windows and cocquina fireplace plus modern conveniences like two zone central air, HD satellite TV (premium channels) and wifi. Relax on the back patio around the private Mediterranean style inground heated pool, or chill out on the deck. Two blocks to arty Lake Worth downtown with galleries, theater, bars, restaurants and vintage stores. Four blocks to intracoastal, boat launch and seafront public golf course. Walk over the bridge to the beach and fishing pier, farmers market (in season) and beachfront dining. Easy 15 minute drive to Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Delray Beach and equestrian events at Wellington. Large, fully fenced yard. Well behaved dogs welcome. No smoking.
YOU WILL ENJOY THIS HOUSE IF: You like vintage styles and shabby chic; watch "Rehab Addict" on HGTV; want to walk to downtown and the beach and have an urban pedestrian lifestyle; want plenty of outside space and a private pool.
YOU WILL NOT ENJOY THIS HOUSE: If you want a quiet suburban lifestyle further from town, or a gated community feel; you want everything match-matchy; you'd rather have a new condo over a 1920s cottage-style house.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About Carole Sovocool
Originally from London, I now live in New Jersey and work in Manhattan, so the Banana Inn is a wonderful escape from the winter chill — although I love cooling off in the pool in the summer months too.
Carole Sovocool purchased this House in 2012
Why Carole Sovocool chose Mango Groves
It's officially in the tropics! I also love the classic architecture of the area and of this house which, being on a double lot, also offers much more outside space than most houses in the area. Why come to Florida just to have a balcony to sit on? Just 15 minutes walk/5 minutes drive to a wonderful beach with shops and dining - plus you can also walk to a lively downtown, so no designated driver necessary. It's 15 minutes/$30 cab fare from West Palm airport, so you don't even need to rent a car. If you do, you are an easy drive to some great beaches including the wonderful dog beach at Jupiter. Or, you may want to just enjoy the pool and backyard with palm trees with a homemade frozen concoction - a perfect tropical vacation.
What makes this House unique
The house dates from the 1920s, although a building has been on the site since 1900, making it one of the oldest in the area. It sports all the classic Mediterranean architecture, with arches, a coquina fireplace and tiles. The house has a welcoming vibe to it - once you have been in there a while, you will feel right at home, perhaps because it also has enough room for everyone to have their own space. My favorite part is the outside areas - the deck to gather and dine on, and the pool and patio for sun and fun.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Very central location
Great experience. Location was close to the beach as well as other shopping areas. Good communication with host who was quick to respond to any inquiries. Very spacious home.
Very nice quaint, coastal cottage in a great location!
We loved our time at Banana Inn...what a hidden gem! It was perfect for our family gathering and had many conveniences of home. We were able to enjoy the deck area and also walk to the beach and downtown. We all had a great time! Thank you very much!!!
Great Family Trip!
House is wonderful, fully stocked w/ pool goodies and just so nicely set up! We loved our stay in this beautiful home!
Great Family Reunion at Banana Inn
Our entire family absolutely loved Banana Inn. It was just perfect for our vacation and we would like to visit it again some day. If we had any questions at all during our stay Rudy was very willing to answer our need. The house was very comfortable and the pool a big hit with all. The beach was close and we were able to walk to surf shops, Starbucks and to a great restaurant. We highly recommend the Banana Inn to all future renters. Thanks to Carole Sovocool for helping to make our vacation memorably happy.
Spanish Style Beach House Lovely As Expected.
Looks just like it does in the photos. Roomy, comfortable. My family & myself enjoyed our stay. Wish we could of stayed longer.
Great house with heated pool close to beaches!
Fab property, especially for those who appreciate architecture from the 1920's. Lovely heated pool, close to many beaches (West Palm Beach to Delray) and 20 minutes to the equestrian activities in Wellington. Walking distance to downtown Lake Worth.
Multiple restaurants and bars within easy stroll, also theatre, live music, special events.
Intracoastal park (dogs allowed) with public boat launch a few blocks away.
Intracoastal public golf course.
Bike friendly town with lots of vintage homes.
Bike and kayak rentals.
Polo and other equestrian events nearby at Wellington.
Dog beach nearby in Jupiter.
Under an hour to Miami's attractions.
15 minutes from West Palm Beach (PBI) airport.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Weekly only for Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Year holidays.