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4 guests
4 beds
1 bath
4 guests
4 beds
1 bath
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Our comfortable, tropical maisonette is 5 minutes from beautiful ocean beaches in Palm Beach. The well-equipped kitchen opens onto a large, leafy, patio with grill under a mango tree, perfect for dining and working outdoors. Satelite TV, wifi, mangos included. More details below under "SPACE" and "NEIGHBORHOOD"

High Season (Nov-April) : 1875/mo.
Mid- Season ( May, June, Sept. Oct.) $1675/mo.
Low Season (July, August) $1375/mo

The space

This cottage is very private, well-furnished, and located in West Palm Beach's Historic District a one- block walk from the Intracoastal Waterway and 5 minutes from the uncrowded beaches and mansions of world-famous Palm Beach.

The very large main room has a rustic Mexican tile floor, four large windows, and is divided into two areas:

the living area, which has a sofa that makes up into a comfortable double bed, a matching loveseat, and a trundle day bed (becomes two single beds), satelite tv, wireless internet, 2 desks, and a coffee table;

and the sleeping area, which has a queen-sized bed, dresser, night tables, and closet.

Guests have told us that the decor, white wicker and tropical chintz, is pretty and cheerful.

The separate full kitchen opens onto a patio under the mango tree. (Delicious mangoes in June, July!)

It has a dining alcove and is equiped with a Gevalia coffee maker, microwave, electric stove, refrigerator, dishes, pans, cooking utensils.

The patio is furnished with an umbrella table, 4 chairs, a chaise lounge, and a larger table for entertaining or working outdoors. (Wifi works outside.)

The bathroom has both a shower and bathtub. Towels and sheets are provided. for rentals less than a month.

The patio separates the cottage from the main house in front, which our family occupies most of the year and has owned since 1962.

(Electricity use in excess of $50/mo.. is not included.)

Guest access

The patio is shared with owner when in town, but guests have priority.

Guests are welcome to use exercise equipment ( Vitamaster fitness bike, low-impact eliptical jogging machine, reclining fitness bike).

Safe parking in street in front of house and in driveway when owners are not in residence.

Interaction with guests

We write and speak fluent French. We speak/understand slowly spoken Spanish, write and read Spanish

We are social, friendly people, always available to help you in any way. Since we are writers and work at home, we value our privacy and quiet.

We prefer guests to call us when they need something or have questions, rather than come to the door.

We usually meet on the patio.

Other things to note

There are lovely bike, walking, and jogging trails along the water (Intracoastal Waterway) a block and a half from the cottage.

Lion Country Safari, a half hour away, is always popular. (Animals are viewed from car.)

Another fun excursion is Miami's Sea World an hour from here.

Pets allowed
Family/kid friendly
Cleaning Fee $128 NZD
Security Deposit $1133 NZD
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 queen bed, 2 single beds, 1 sofa bed
House Rules
Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

The patio is completed fenced in and small, quiet pets are welcome. Dogs may not be left in the cottage during guests' absence or in the patio if they bark excessively. Guests must immediately pick up all pet waste on property. Pet fee is $50/week, $100/month, $175 for stays of 3 months or longer. Two pets maximum(URL HIDDEN)(Please, no chronic barkers, jumpers or cat haters! Outdoor cats live on the property.)

NO SMOKING is allowed in cottage. Smokers are required not to leave cigarette butts or dirty ashtrays in the patio and not to dispose of them inside the cottage.

No incense or air purifiers/perfumers are permitted in electric outlets or inside the cottage beyond the deodorizing spray for the bathroom which is provided.

LONG-TERM TENANTS (3 months or more) are asked to help keep patio neat and occasionally rake leaves from the mango and large ficus trees when they start piling up, especially in owners' absence.

Failure to recycle in Florida results in a $150 fine, so guests' cooperation is appreciated, as well as help to put recycle bins out once a week during longer stays.

You must also acknowledge
Cat(s) live in the house
Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
30 nights minimum stay

9 Reviews

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Roelof User Profile
June 2017
Listing is not accurate at all
Justine User Profile
Response from Justine:
I am shocked by this completely unfounded review of my lovely cottage made by the husband who never lived here! Just his wife, who repeatedly told me all was "fine," and 2 very young children. In rebuttal: 1. NO guest has ever complained about cleanliness, let alone bugs! I have a great housekeeper who keeps it sparkling and an exterminator who keeps the premises bug-free. 2. There are no carpets, only Spanish tile. 3. I am sure the guests' problem with the listing description was due to their inadequate English, since I have never had a complaint about it. 4.The kitchen was renovated prior to the guests' arrival and is equipped with every appliance imaginable, including a Cuisinart, electric grill, stand mixer, blender, and stainless steel pans. I love to cook and many of my guests do too. They love the outdoor gas grill. 5. Wifi: The guest wrote the wifi password down incorrectly, omitting the + sign at the end. I helped her get it going as soon as she told me. I do not know what more I could have done to help these guests. I felt sorry the wife had no car, and offered to lend her mine any time, which I have ever done for anyone. I picked up groceries and diapers for her, brought a gift of a roast chicken and 2 bottles of wine, offered to babysit at no charge to give her a break, researched nearby parks and zoos, and gave the kids little toys. I knocked myself out to help them. I am shocked and saddened that the husband, who never lived here, left this vicious "review," after all I did for his wife and family.
June 2017

Bianca User Profile
August 2016
I had a wonderful stay and would absolutely return. The space was exactly what I was looking for. Very quaint and private. I was lucky enough to stay during mango season which Justine generously shared with me. The neighborhood is lovely and within a short walk to the intercoastal. Grocery and plenty of restaurants just a short drive away. Justine was an excellent host and was accomodable and available whenever needed. Highly recommended.

Jj User Profile
February 2016
Justine's place was perfect! I was in town covering spring training, and though I was only a minute from the highway, when I came home I felt like I was in another world. The neighborhood was great, everyone was really friendly and my dog and I took walks down to the waterfront twice a day since it was only two blocks away. The place is quiet, and tucked away in back for when I wanted to sit out and relax in privacy. It had everything I needed, and Justine made sure any questions I had were answered right away. Downtown West Palm Beach was a five minute drive, which was great. I recommend it to anyone looking to explore the area and come home to place that feels like your own.

Ronnie User Profile
February 2016
Had a great stay. Nice quiet neighborhood, cottage was perfect for 4 of us in town for work. Will be staying again for sure.

Kelly User Profile
March 2014
I stayed in Justine's cottage for 4 days/nights. She was so easy going and laid back - never once getting upset with the ruckus my two kids made running around like happy puppies in her back yard - which is very tropical and charming! The location was perfect and so easy for someone new to get around in. I love these Spanish style houses with the cottages in the back. It makes the stay very private and so much nicer than a hotel. If you want a sterile hotel- well, this is not the place for you. This place is warm and full of character. I never did opt to watch the TV as sitting outside was just too nice. I kept wishing my grand daughter could come play here as she'd just love the land scape which reminded me of secret fairy houses and places for gnomes to hide out. The cottage is good sized and has a lot of historic charm. Original historic charm - not new made to look old. The rooms look better than in the pictures with lots of color that make you feel happy. The bed was very comfortable and made up with good linens. The shower was my favorite part though!! Real water pressure!! I haven't seen water pressure like this since the early 80s! I might feel guilty taking a shower like that all the time but just for a short stay -wow was it nice! Super nice area for antique shopping!! If you are lucky enough to get to spend some time with Justine you will find out what a tremendously interesting person she is too. I'm so glad I found AirBnB and I'm very lucky to have met such a nice Host. Thank you

Maryann User Profile
March 2014
Justine was a most gracious host! The location of her cottage is in a very nice neighborhood and close to city center of West Palm where there are plenty of shopping and dining opportunities. The antique district and beach are only a short distance away!

Elena And Eugene User Profile
December 2013
The reservation was canceled 4 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Justine User Profile
Response from Justine:
This reservation regrettably had to be cancelled 22 hours after it was made because the host had a medical problem.
December 2013

West Palm Beach, Florida, United StatesJoined in September 2012
Justine User Profile

Hi. I'm American and can't wait to welcome you. I have spent 25 years in Europe ( Paris, London, Warsaw, Buchurest), Africa, and Asia working as a foreign correspondent for The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, and The Atlantic magazine. I write about skiing, wine, restaurants, chefs, theatre, human rights, art, travel, architecture. And dentistry! I love music (Puccini to Wagner, Bach, Beattles), France, Italy, London, all things Asian. I eat everything (except tripe!), cook anything (except tripe), travel anywhere. Love sailing, animals, people (many), flowers, Matisse, and dinner parties with great conversation. I am currently writing a memoir of my days in Paris and adventures in the rest of the world. I wrote a humor column for the I.H.T., so maybe I can make you laugh! I hope so.

Languages: Español, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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