Charming 1925 Key West Cottage

House - Entire home/apt · Central Dr, West Palm Beach, FL 33405, United States
Your host, Beth
12 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

The Space

Two bedroom/one bath. Sunlight spills over the hardwood floors. The wood burning fireplace works! The house is on a one-way street and the yard is fenced. It's very private.

Location: Twenty steps from Antique Row--where there's dozens of antique shops, a coffee house, some great little restaurants. There's a bait and tackle store that has an amazing beer selection. There's also a Dunkin' Donuts.

Location: Five blocks to the intercoastal waterway, where everyone jogs and rides their bikes and walks their dogs along the water.

Location: Five minute drive to downtown West Palm Beach--Norton Museum, Sculpture Gardens, CityPlace (a beautiful outdoor mall with a great movie theatre).

My favorite thing about my house is the outdoor space. The covered porch, with a swing, is a great place to read and sip cocktails and waste the day away. The hammock is perfect for a nap. There's even an outdoor shower! Perfect for when you return home from the beach:)

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Weekly Price: $900 /week
Monthly Price: $2495 /month
Security Deposit: $600
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Beth was very nice, everything at the house was exactly as described, and she was quick to respond by text to any inquiry (I even texted her at 3am once and she literally wrote back within seconds!). However, the house was a poor fit for our needs. The overall location felt a bit sketchy and was out of the way, so we had to cab it everywhere which cost us a lot. (In hindsight, would have been cheaper and a better experience to stay at a hotel closer to the water/downtown area.) Also did not sleep the last night which ended the trip on a bad note (not her fault of course, but the train whistles and airplanes flying overhead didn't help). And to be fair, other reviewers noted those aspects so it's our own fault for not heeding their warnings.

    Depends on what you are looking to get out of your stay - for us personally, the house was very cute and charming, but not a good fit.

    April 2014
    Response from Beth:

    Dear Emily,
    I'm sorry you found the house to be a poor fit. I am, however, perplexed by your review. In the two years I've used AirBnB, I have hosted over sixty people from all walks of life: young professionals, retired couples, single moms, families, students. None of them have ever expressed concern that my neighborhood was "sketchy". You state that the location is "out of the way" but not what it's out of the way *from*. My house is centrally located in downtown West Palm Beach-- five miles from the beach, blocks from the intracoastal, steps from Antique Row. It is less than a mile from grocery stores and the Interstate ramp. The airport is eight miles away, so-- as it is with most neighborhoods in the area-- there is some overhead traffic during the day. However, commercial planes stop flying at 10pm so I'm not sure what planes you heard that caused you to be unable to sleep. I do wish you would've communicated your vacation needs more clearly. I know the area very well and I would've been happy to guide you toward a better fit.

    April 2014
  • We spent one month here with our two little boys (2 1/2 year and 7 months old) and we definitely loved it. The house and especially the garden is perfect for children. Me and my husband enjoyed the outdoor space mainly in the evenings when the boys were already in bed.
    Beth gave us a warm welcome and lots of tipps what do in the area.

    April 2014
  • We had a very good stay in Beth's house. She a great landlord, very attentive to quickly answer every question your may ask. There are 2 bikes in the garage to ride in West palm beach or Palm beach.
    What we most appreciated is to feel more at a friend's than in a rent.
    We will come again :)

    March 2014
  • Beth's home is even more bright and beautiful than the posted pictures suggest. There is as much outdoor as indoor space. The house was clean, comfortable, and well-equipped. Beth's bookshelves are indeed a pleasure to peruse and the hammock and outdoor breakfast nook are great places to read. We were not remotely bothered by the occasional and soon unnoticed plane traffic. Beth's place felt like home and we highly recommend it.

    February 2014
  • I stayed at Beth's for over a month while in town on business and her home perfectly met my expectations. The neighborhood was friendly, very convenient to downtown and the beach, with good restaurants walking distance away which we enjoyed frequenting. We spent much time in the evening sitting outside in Beth's lovely garden which made us really feel at home. There was plenty of room inside and out to spread out, and I think her house is a very good value whatever the length of your stay. And Beth is very responsive should you need assistance. I'd be happy to stay here again.

    February 2014
  • We have spent one week in January in Beth´s home. It was nice and the interior is adapted to the Key West style of the house. There are only one or two things which could be better: 1. one of the doors between bedroom an bath can´t close completly (too short) and 2. the shower could be better. That there is no TV is very good, so we have played more games in our family. All in all our stay in this house was very pleasant and we can recommend it for that price.

    January 2014
  • We really liked Beth's cute old-fashioned house. Bed was comfortable, the porch was breezy and pleasant, we enjoyed browsing in her extensive library and relaxing in the hammock in her attractive little garden! She was responsive to email and phone, very open and friendly. No TV so bring your laptop if you want to watch anything. Main drawback was the airplane noise from the nearby airport, but running the AC at night blocked the sound enough for us to sleep well.

    December 2013
  • I recently rented this property for the summer and I have nothing but positive comments to share. The property itself is in a great location - a short walk to shops, restaurants, and the intercoastal. The house itself is welcoming and well stocked with books, and I spent many a weekend lounging in the hammock reading. Beth is a great landlord and I highly recommend staying here if you have a chance.

    September 2013
  • We enjoyed a week at Beth's house. True to the of title of the listing, the house is, indeed, charming. We enjoyed eating breakfast outside on the covered patio and relaxing in the sun-room. Mid-way through our stay, Beth sent us a message to make sure everything was going well and put us in touch with a neighbor who was extremely friendly and helpful with local advice. As mentioned in a different review, the airport is nearby which is great when trying to catch a flight, but the noise of the planes is something to get used to during the daytime. Not a major problem, at all, but something to adjust to. Overall, a great experience!

    March 2013
  • Beth is very nice and helpful! The house is very cute with everything you need. We had a great time over there. The location is perfect with everything nearby you might need (Publix, CVS, City Place with many good restaurants, etc.).
    Would definetely recommend to others!
    Thanks a lot for the great time we had!

    February 2013
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