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.
The bed is a twin size daybed with a real mattress.
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. One important item: from the time you check in, until the time you check out, you're fully responsible for the house keys and any replacement costs.
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 once you get your guest 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 or text, 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. 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.
We expect our guests to be mature in behavior. Please no loud noises. This is a quiet retirement community, perfect spot to get away from it all, not a party spot. It is an hour north of Miami, half hour north of Fort Lauderdale, 20 minutes from the nearest beach. No smoking please. No children under 16. No pets allowed.
This was my second time staying with Maria. She is a very gracious person and I enjoy staying with her. Her home is very nice and my room was perfect for my needs and I love the view. I very much recommend staying here.
Maria is the BEST host you could wish to meet. Extremely kind, intelligent, she makes you feel like you are in your home. Her mother Rita is one of a kind and her breakfast is amazing, sooo delicious. The house is lovely, very organized, clean and the bed is great, we slept so well! The room also has a romantic view! Maria was unstoppable on giving us the greatest tips of the region and we cannot thank her enough. We miss the place already!!
The listing was just as it was described. Neighborhood was safe and easy to navigate
Ok, This experience was the most amazing one! Maria and her mother Rita are two fantastic people, and I felt really home the entire time. The house is nice and clean, very welcoming and the room is wonderful, with a nice view, very relaxing and very well organized.
This was the best experience ever! I loved this stay and I will certainly go back to Maria with my family. I highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice, warm, safe and friendly location. My week in Palm Beach was a better one because of this experience. Thank you Maria and Rita, Ilaria
Maria was AMAZING!! I made my reservation the morning-of and she was immediately responsive and communicative. I didn't arrive to her home until midnight and she was kind enough to stay up for me and show me all of the amenities. She was sweet, warm and very accommodating. Thank you, Maria for being so generous with your space and time. You have my highest recommendation.
I was warmly greeted by Maria. All the house rules were explained and a wonderful "guide to the house" was provided including wifi access. The house is in a lovely quiet neighborhood, great for a morning walk. If it's warm enough, there is a pool just around the corner. Maria's mother lives there also, but I only saw her a few times. She was sweet also. They left me a wonderful plate of fruit on my last morning and offered me fruit and luscious bread during my stay. Clean and comfortable.
It was wonderful staying at Maria's home. It was quiet and comfortable, just what I needed after working long days. Maria and her mom went out of their way to make me feel welcome and I enjoyed talking with them. They also gave me the privacy I wanted as well. A perfectly lovely stay and I will look forward to coming back when I'm in south Florida.
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. CNN & NYTimes avid follower. World traveler. Best trips: African Safari, Galapagos, Paris & Sailing the British Virgin Islands.
As a guest, I believe in leaving a place as great or better than I found it. If I can help my host/hostess with anything in the place, I communicate it to them. As a guest, and hostess, I believe in communication, the importance of manners, of respect for boundaries and privacy of those I share space with. My best hosts and guests have been the most respectful and mindful people and I am so appreciative of them.
Additionally, I've learned thru my travels that we all have different styles and differences, and everyone lives a different world and abides by their own set of perceptions. Therefore, being open to those who are, or think differently than me, I find to be one of the most enriching experiences here in AirBnB.