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
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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.)
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.
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.
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.