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.
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.
For couples, we can join both beds together to make a king size bed. Make sure to book for two people and request the king size set up.
Some of you are ok with the two twin size beds. So, let me know in advance.
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 with premium channels (HBO, Showtime, Starz, etc). 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.
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 travel schedule.
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.
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.
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.
As with most locations in Florida, make sure to have a car. 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.
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. :)
Regarding special requests:
Some of our single guests have requested a king size set up before their arrival. We will be happy to oblige for an additional fee of $20 per every five day period of your stay, due to the larger size of bedding & linens, which require an additional laundry & maintenance expense.
Of course, if you do bring a guest, please make sure to make your booking a double, here on AirBnB, and that will already include the king size fee.
This rule applies only to single bookings, with no additional guests, who request a king size set up.
If you need any clarification, don't hesitate to email me.
Just wonderful! Best hospitality I have ever experienced. Maria is so kind and her place is very nice and comfortable.
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!
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.)
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i can't stay in hotels because i'm violently allergic to room fresheners and sprays - and molds (in all hotel carpets) and one time ended up in the ER because of them
this home from home couldn't have been more perfect
maria and her mother, rita, are the sweetest of hosts - making me feel so welcome i can't wait to go back
knowing of my allergies they thoughtfully switched out the feather pillow for a hypoallergenic one (i didn't ask)
I stayed at Maria's place for a couple of days in December. Well, what can I say?
Me and my girlfriend really enjoyed our stay there! Maria's house finds place in a gated community, so it is pretty secure and calm. There are restaurants and shops very close to the neighbourhood and passing the gate is no problem at any time. For couples it is possible to have a double bed which was pretty comfortable. Maria and her mother took care about everything. The breakfast was so delicious!
If there are questions or problems, it's always possible to get in contact with Maria. We really did appreciate that. I only can recommend this place without any complains.
I took a quick trip to West Palm Beach to purchase a car. Since I was going on the Thanksgiving break I thought I'd stay a couple of days and enjoy the 70+ degree temp. Although my Automotive Adventure turned out to be a nightmare, My respite came in the relaxed company of Maria Vale and her Mom. Not only was I treated like an old friend, the little bedroom with it's quaint Trundle bed suited me to a Tee. I would stay there again in a heartbeat. Nice area. Secure. (Very Secure). Inside joke to Marie.
Maria and her mom were extremely welcoming and friendly. The house is clean as was our room which provided everything that we needed. We were up early most days and were greeted with breakfast which was terrific. Overall, very happy with the stay and the hospitality.