About this listing
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 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.
Lounge/bar area in between the dining room and living room. You can use the bar to prepare your drinks. Bar amenities available. BYOB.
Maria and her mom are awesome hosts. This was my third time staying with them. I loved my view each morning and evening. They were extremely respectful of me being there since I was there for business. I would highly recommend everyone staying with them. Awesome, quiet and safe neighborhood. I also got to enjoy the clubhouse which includes a gym and a pool :) Overall, it was a wonderful experience! Thank you again!
It was excellent!! My stay and time at Maria's place was more than I can wish for. She and her mom are lovely hosts, the way they treated me I just felt so good. My room with the lake view was beautiful the bedding and the setting of the room with a lot of useable items made my stay nice, peaceful and well organized. I can't imagine it better! And I really recommend the service of the meals that the mom prepared full of nutritions, organic and from scratch, delicious!!!! Thank you for my careless stay
It was my first time ever using airbnb and what can I say Maria made it such a smooth easy process. From all of the information before hand and when I arrived. Maria’s home is beautiful and had everything PLUS more! Maria was a fabulous host and I would definitely be back for another stay, she made me feel very comfortable and was so so helpful! It was an absolute pleasure staying in such a beautiful place….I will miss waking up to the fabulous view of the lake and birds tweeting in the morning and the great conversation. Thanks Maria for making my stay AWESOME!
Maria is a very kind considerate host. From the moment I walked into her home she made me feel welcome and she did all she could to make my stay comfortable. I have no hesitation in recommending Maria.
Wonderful stay with Maria. Great space and hospitality, nice pool to get a little swim in. Convenient to everything. Maria was a generous host and enjoyed having dinner with her and her mom Rita.
I had a fantastic stay with Maria and her mother. I spent a four day weekend in WPB after attending a computer conference in Palm Beach Gardens. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. I added 3 extra breakfasts to my stay that were prepared by Maria's mom. My room was clean; and met my needs. I enjoyed visiting with Maria for about an hour each morning.
I went to the beach; and Maria provided me with a beach umbrella and beach bag. I'll stay here again when visiting West Palm beach.
My experience with Maria and her mom was wonderful. In fact I'm coming back again next month. They are great hosts. Maria and I even bonded by watching game of thrones together :) The room was really clean and the view is beautiful! I would highly recommend this place to anyone!
About the Host, Maria
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.