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Vintage Spanish beach house with pool, walk to downtown

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights


Mango Groves House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, sleeps 10

JUST $250 PER NIGHT - SUMMER SALE May through November.

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 under the retractable awning. 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.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Carole Sovocool
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 14, 2016

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 Lake Worth

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.


based on 16 traveler reviews

Vintage Spanish beach house with pool, walk to downtown
average rating of 4.6875 based on 16 reviews

Great older home. Funky and charming. Centrally located. 1-1/4 miles to the beach. Great pool.

  • 4 of 5

Had a great time. Enjoyed the property. Some things could use updating...but it's a great beach house!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Awesome Stay! Very relaxing and comfortable home.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Minneapolis, MN USA

Comfortable, convenient, great for the whole family!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Banana Inn 3 or 4 times now and love it!

Our kids love the pool and the quick walk to the ice cream shop in downtown Lake Worth. We love the comfortable, spacious house with kitchen so that we can really settle in and feel at home for the week. As the kids have gotten older, we sometimes venture to the beach on foot- lovely!

The owner and local manager responded quickly to questions. We were in good hands. We would absolutely recommend this property.

We hope to keep coming back, it's a perfect family vacation spot!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House is functional

  • 3 of 5

Overall, our experience with the Banana Inn was OK . The house was functional and close to many areas of interest. The house is somewhat small by comparison to what we are used to renting. all of the appliances, wireless internet, etc. worked fine. The only issue we had was there was no propane for the gas grille and we had to clean it. We could have called the property manager, but instead we just cleaned it and bought a propane refill, so no big deal I guess.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi David - yes, we would have bought over more propane! Am letting cleaners know about the grill, too. Thanks for staying. Carole
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Lake Worth, FL

Awesome Vacation Spot!

  • 5 of 5

This place was great! We used it for a mini-family reunion -- 10 stayed here and 5 a my house a couple of blocks away. The house really fits in great with the area -- artsy, casual, comfortable, beachy and very cool. We all loved the pool!! Beautiful!!! The deck is covered and has very comfortable furniture and a nice gas grill. We spent lots of time there. The town is just 2 blocks away -- great restaurants and shops and live music most nights. The beach is beautiful. Everyone had a wonderful time! I definitely recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Great place to stay, everything was as advertised,

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay, everything was as advertised, clean very comfortable; great pool, would with out a doubt recomend. Very convient location.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Car: not necessary

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.

Surfing, fishing.

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

Mango Groves House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2016 - Nov 11 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $200

Weekly only for Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Year holidays.

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Mango Groves House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Printer
  • Security System
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bed arrangements: Downstairs bedroom 1: queen, twin futon. Master bedroom: queen. Guest room 1: full. Guest room 2: two twins. Sunroom also has a daybed and can be curtained off for privacy.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Gorgeous heated inground pool with LED lighting and fountain and removable child and pet proof fence.

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