1.5 acres of Old Florida in the heart of the city less than 2 miles to downtown attractions, the beach and the airport (PBI) non-smoking home master bed w/private bath 2 twins and 1 double w/shared bath. Define relaxation here!
1.5 Acres of old Florida Charm in the heart of the city with accommodations for 6 in 3 bedrooms and 2 baths.
Bass fishing in the back yard with access to southeast Florida's "Chain of Lakes", two miles
To the sands of Palm Beach, 1.5 miles to Palm Beach International airport, 1.5 miles to downtown action and City Place shopping .5 miles to World famous Antique Row shopping. Kitchen and outdoor grill is available when needed and we will have space in the fridge and freezer for you.
If we are at home, we will leave you breakfast Daily or provide self serve. We will be available when needed.
We have a world class Zoo ( Palm Beach Zoo ) 2 blocks away and are 2 blocks from the International Croquet Hall of Fame and a 1.2 mile heart parcourse trail in Dreher park which is also home to the South Florida science museum.
1 block from a Public bus stop that connects to the south Florida Tri- Rail system with access Ft Lauderdale and Miami. 3 hours by car from Disney World and Universal studios in Orlando and 4 hours from Sea World in Tampa 3 hours to Key Largo. Everglades canoeing and hiking are 30 minutes away in Grassy Waters preserve. Other nearby (no more than an hour's drive) attractions include Roger Dean Stadium, home of spring training for the Florida Marlins and the St. Louis Cardinals; the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, home to a world class bonsai collection and next door you will find the International Orchid Society, Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, home of the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival (Jan 11- April 1); Palm Beach Polo Club (polo season Jan 29 - April 2); the Norton Museum of Art; Palm Beach itself and famous Worth Ave for primo shopping; Sawgrass Mills Mall (over 350 outlet stores) and the brand new Palm Beach Outlets mall for bargain shopping; Lion Country Safari, a drive through African game park; off-shore drift fishing; Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino; Miami Beach!
We have a hot tub that is open till 10:00 PM. Plenty of parking available on premises and we are a 12.00 cab ride from PBI. Call if you would like to arrange to have us pick you up at the airport. Gas grill and a wood fire pit for outdoor cooking. We have 10 beehives in our small apiary in the yard. The bonus is all the cold extracted organic honey you can eat while you are here! However if you are afraid of bees, this may not be the B and B for you! We will also be glad to share our knowledge of beekeeping with anyone interested! Jet skis and bass boats have access to the backyard from nearby boat ramp. Parking is available for your trailer.
You will have access to the entire house at all times except our 4th bedroom/bath that we keep private if we are home or not. The library/media room is equipped with a convection/microwave and small fridge for your exclusive use. The Big kitchen is well equipped and available anytime if you have bigger plans! We will be happy to provide access to the laundry room in the garage anytime.
Interaction with Guests
If we are home, we use the big kitchen too, but it is YOUR vacation and you have priority! We will let you know when you inquire if we will be here during your stay or not. If we are here, a lovely continental breakfast comes with your stay!
We have a world class Zoo ( Palm Beach Zoo ) 2 blocks away with children's splash park, carousel and cafe and are 2 blocks from the International Croquet Hall of Fame and a 1.2 mile heart parcourse trail in Dreher park which is also home to the South Florida science museum.
1 block from a Public bus stop that connects to the south Florida Tri- Rail system with access Ft Lauderdale and Miami. 3 hours by car from Disney World and Universal studios in Orlando and 4 hours from Sea World in Tampa 3 hours to Key Largo. Several of the points of interest, and a Publix grocery are less than a mile away so feel free to amble! We have ample parking even if you come in an RV! Space too, for your boat trailer.
Other Things to Note
As mentioned in our House rules, candles and open flame are not allowed in the house, but for ambience you can fire up our safe electric fireplace in the library and enjoy a realistic fire that can even provide heat on a cool Florida winters day!
Housekeeper comes to clean and change sheets on Thursdays for weekly guests and after checkout for short term guests, please be prepared to allow her space to work and if you are checking out please make way for her to get the house ready for the next guest. This is a non-smoking house but guests are free to enjoy tobacco out of doors on the property.
~ We expect guests to be respectful of the premises and to treat the home and it's contents with care. ~ We expect guests to be respectful of the occupants of the adjacent homes~We expect guests to lock the doors when leaving the home. ~ We expect guests to be mindful of the time and be reasonably quiet in the evenings. ~ We expect no burning of candles in the house. We expect any damage to contents within the house to be reported to us so that we may make repairs as necessary. ~We expect that no additional parties other than those originally intended will occupy the premises. ~We expect that the premises will not be used for any activity that could be considered a health or safety hazard. ~We expect that the premises will not be used for any activity that is illegal and it should be understood by guests that any evidence of illegal activity will be reported to law enforcement authorities.
The house was better than we could have imagined, and the pictures do not do it justice! Richard and his wife were incredibly friendly and welcoming and made us feel right at home. Wonderful place to stay in Palm Beach.
West Palm Beach Paradise! Richard and Barbara's amazing house and warm hospitality exceeded ALL of our expectations! Cannot recommend this stay enough. The house is roomy, comfortable (the beds were great!), clean, and well equipped for anything you might need. My guests and I used the kitchen, wet bar, personal refrigerator, extensive library, and even karaoke machine! The best part of this beautiful home is the large, secluded back yard. It is positioned right on a waterway where you can tan, sit on the dock with a good book, use their row boat, grill in the backyard and use the nice outdoor furniture, or go for a swim! Rick and Barbara were amazing hosts and gave us free reign of the house - and as much privacy as we wanted. They are genuinely great people. If you guys are lucky enough you might be able to go out fishing with Rick or get a tour of the beehives (complete with bee suit of course)! Although we enjoyed a great day on the beach in West Palm, we ended up choosing to spend the majority of our vacation time at their incredible home!
It was a great weekend. The house was incredible, very comfortable, super clean and spacious. It exceeded everyone's expectations. Richard and his wife where super nice, they made us feel at home. Overall it was a wonderful experience. I recommend everyone to try this property. You won't regret it.
Great place and great environment. Three cute dogs and warm hosts. Definitely a great place to stay in !
We were totally satisfied with our stay. Richard and Barbara were excellent host. I, will say that I felt completely at home and at ease in there home.
What an amazing experience to stay with Rick and Barbara! They were so welcoming and sweet. Upon arriving they gave us a warm welcome and a nice tour of the house. Each morning they provided a beautiful breakfast of fresh fruit/toast etc. The dock in the back yard is a a amazing place to relax and have a morning tea/coffee. The house has amazing scenery- big ficus trees in the back yard!! They have 3 of the cutest little pups that are so full of life and love to greet you. We thoroughly loved everything about our stay and if we were back in the area we would definitely stay here again!
The Nickels made us feel very welcome. The house has a great deal of charm and is well-located. Very clear instructions were left for everything in the house. We were very comfortable there.
"We enjoy our Florida Lifestyle, boating, fishing, scuba diving, just sitting out in the yard of a January evening soaking up a warm breeze! We love our special place in the sun and we want to share it with you! While we are at it we want to visit your special places too! "Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, scotch in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and screaming, WOOHOO what a ride!"