Lakeside view in West Palm Beach

House - Private room · Lake Meryl Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33411, United States
Maria

Fantastic room with a view, lakeside, inside a gated community. 20 min west of the beach, near shops, City Place, clubs, bars, restaurants. Free guest parking available for one car, beach gear available (chairs, umbrellas). Perfect get away spot.

Your host, Maria
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Fantastic room with a view, lakeside, inside a gated community. 20 min west of the beach, near shops, City Place, clubs, bars, restaurants. Free guest parking available for one car, beach gear available (chairs, umbrellas). Perfect get away spot.

The Space

This is a lovely space. It gets plenty of sun in the mornings, and you can watch spectacular sunrises. Take a chair outside and have breakfast there, alone or in company.

The bed is a twin size daybed with a real mattress.

It has a second twin size mattress in a trundle, as you will see in the picture. Therefore, two people can sleep comfortably in their own twin size bed.

Guest Access

You will have access to all the common areas of the house: kitchen, and all its amenities, dining room, bathroom with shower and hot water, living room with books, TV, cable. Also, access to Hi-speed Wi-Fi Internet. This is a villa, therefore there are no stairs.

You can go for walks or have a picnic by one of the lakes. Access to condo pool and gym (as my guest). All I ask is please be mature as you move about the space in the community, using the pool, gym, walking paths, etc.

Be respectful of the birds that visit the lake and the surroundings. And yes, you'll want to take tons of pictures. Make sure to bring your sandals and favorite walking shoes.

This is a personal get away spot. It is quite private and quiet. If you're here to party, this is not the space you're looking for.

This is a great place to get away from the city craziness, from the rat-race and re-energize. If you enjoy being near nature and the water, bring a great book or work on your next piece of writing, or other creative endeavor. This will be the spot for inspiration.

If you're a working professional, this is ideal for you, to start and end your day.

At this household, we each do our own thing. We're all completely independent of each other, therefore, once you get your house key, and we go over the general layout of the land, you can come and go on your own.

My mom, who recently retired and travels often, also has a private room in the house, all the way in the front. You may see her at times, or you may not, depending on her schedule.

Interaction with Guests

I am often in and out of the house, running errands, and out on meetings, or at the beach. You will have free access with your own set of keys.

I have set up maps, a book of guidelines for the house, the area and the city and menus to help you remain as independent as possible during your stay here. There is a lot to do and see in these parts of Florida, therefore I can only hope you will maximize your time here to enjoy the lovely environment.

We may see each other, or not, depending on our schedules. However, I am available, either in person or over the phone, to answer any questions or assist you with any information.

The Neighborhood

This is a quiet, pleasant, gated community, with many retirees. It has a club house, tennis courts, gym and pool. It has private entrance and all guests need to be registered, with ID.

Getting around

As with most locations in Florida, make sure to have a car. It's the most optimal form of transportation. That's why we offer a free guest parking spot. The West Palm Beach airport (PBI) is fifteen minutes east from the community, by car.

Aside from that, there is taxi service in West Palm Beach, which often comes to pick up and drop off people in the community. Average price between the airport and the community is $25, or if you take the taxi shuttle from the airport, the average charge is $15 for the first person, and about half for each additional person.

Other Things to Note

Some of our first guests have mentioned breakfast in their reviews. They are referring to our introductory promotion, which ran thru the end of 2013, when we offered full breakfast for the first guests who booked.

Even though that promotion ended, we normally have coffee, tea, water, and fruit available to all our guests, to start their day and not leave the house with an empty stomach. :)

If you need any clarification, don't hesitate to email me.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $10
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Cancellation: Flexible
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  • I would endure the long and expensive flight from California to Florida just to stay with Maria again, it was THAT GOOD of an Airbnb experience. In addition to being an intelligent, compassionate, wise and well traveled woman, Maria was an exceptional hostess. The combination of the beautiful sensual beaches of West Palm Beach, and Maria's hospitality, made for a lovely South Florida experience. For your next trip, skip Miami and stay with Maria in West Palm. You can thank me later.

    June 2014
    Maria
    Response from Maria:

    Sara, thank you so much for the heartwarming words. I hope you do come back here and grace my home with your lovely presence, again. :) You're not only an A++ guest, but a fabulous human being.

    June 2014
  • How fortunate was I to find this place. I was in town for three days and felt right at home with Maria and her lovely mom Rita. The gated community was a complete bonus as I am a female traveling alone and at various times thoughout the day. Outside the community and even within are many restaurants and stores. Maria met me at the gate although it was pouring ensuring I made it to her home safely without having to wander about in the pouring rain. She is very welcoming I felt comfortable right away. She provided me with 24 hour access to the home. The room was airy and clean. Decorated tastefully. Plenty of storage space available, And a beautiful view of the canal outside. The hospitality I received from Maria and Rita was impeccable they made themselves available to me at anytime. I had wonderful conversations with both and loved it. I will definitely be returning and recommendating them to friends and family. Thank you very much ladies I had a wonderful time in Florida and with you both.

    June 2014
    Maria
    Response from Maria:

    Jackie, the sentiment is mutual. We're happy you enjoyed your time here, and you know this is your home away from home. We were the fortunate ones to have been able to host you. Come back anytime. And to all other hosts, know that Jackie is an A++ guest.

    June 2014
  • The reservation was canceled the day before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    April 2014
  • I have a great time with Maria and her mother Rita! Both make me feel to be very welcome!
    The place is quiet, nice and very beautiful!
    The bed is very comfortable and I have slept very good!
    Rita is like my mum and a good cook. So thanks for the fresh fruit salad and the delicious tofu-mushroom-stew!!!
    I can highly recommend the place and will surely come back, if it's ok for them;-)

    April 2014
    Maria
    Response from Maria:

    Dear Manuela,

    What can I say, but that we enjoyed hosting you. And of course, you will be welcome back here anytime you decide to visit this corner of the world. You were a fantastic guest, and I'm happy to have made a really cool friend across the pond. :) Thanks for choosing to stay here. You rock! :)

    April 2014
  • Great host! Incredibly organized and thoughtful from a dedicated guest internet connection to local eats and delivery menus. If you're in the neighborhood and looking for a place to crash you won't find anyone more hospitable.

    April 2014
  • I thoroughly enjoyed my stay with Maria. She and her mom made me feel welcome in their home immediately, and I can't say enough about their friendliness. Her home was spotless and everything was so fresh. Shortly after arriving for the night I was relaxing on a chair, doing some work on my iPad, enjoying a tasty cup of coffee prepared by Maria's mom, and admiring the view of the lake from my room. My short stay far exceeded my expectations and I will definitely be staying there again.

    March 2014
    Maria
    Response from Maria:

    Thank you for your kind words, Tim. You're truly the example of an officer and a gentleman, and we'll be happy to host you back anytime. :)

    March 2014
  • Absolutely Wonderful! Maria & her mom are the most wonderful hostesses. I felt totally at home and comfortable the whole time - plus I made a new friend! : )

    February 2014
    Maria
    Response from Maria:

    Dear Steph, the feeling is mutual. You're welcome back here anytime. Consider this your home away from home, always.

    February 2014
  • Just wonderful! Best hospitality I have ever experienced. Maria is so kind and her place is very nice and comfortable.

    February 2014
    Maria
    Response from Maria:

    So, many thanks, Courtney. You were one of the best guests who have stayed here, to date. Would love to see you back. Anytime you need to stay here in WPB, know that you will always be welcome. You're fantastic!

    February 2014
  • Maria was an excellent host and I really enjoyed my stay here. She was very friendly and accommodating, I felt right at home. My room was very nice and I really enjoyed the lake right outside my door. Maria's house is beautiful, I would definitely stay here again. I also really appreciated her accommodating my last minute reservation request!

    February 2014
  • Maria and her mom Rita were incredibly gracious and accommodating in every way. The room, the home and the community are all great (Maria even took us on a tour of Golden Lakes since we were interested in a possible future purchase.)

    February 2014
    Maria
    Response from Maria:

    Thank you for your kind words, Randy. Mom and I were delighted to host you, and your lovely wife, Nancy. Hope you enjoyed the community and maybe one day we'll be neighbors! :) In the meantime, anytime you would like to return, don't hesitate to reach out.

    February 2014
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New Yorker, recently moved to West Palm Beach. Techie. 40-something. Fiercely independent. Happily single and definitely not looking. Healthy living. No smoking. No drinking. Avoid meats. Love Japanese, Greek, Italian food, as well as museums, arts, parks, the beach and a good round at the golf course. Jazz, classical & dance music make my day. Lately was re-introduced to reggae by one of my favorite guests here at AirBnB and I'm truly enjoying it. CNN & NYTimes avid follower. World traveler. Best trips: African Safari, Galapagos, Paris & Sailing the British Virgin Islands.
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