Old Florida charm for fun in the sun. Enjoy the refreshing pool and waving palm trees while being just steps from the lively downtown and within 10 minutes walk to the beach. The perfect place for families or friends traveling together.
Once a B&B, the historic Banana Inn is now a welcoming vacation rental beach house with private pool. 4 bed, 3 bath, 1920s two story Spanish Mediterranean style house features period details, wood floors, Mexican tile, arched windows and coquina fireplace plus modern conveniences like two zone central air, HD satellite TV (premium channels) and wifi. Relax on the back patio around the private Mediterranean style inground heated pool, enjoy a cool drink under the palm trees or chill out on the deck under the retractable awning. Two blocks to arty Lake Worth downtown, with galleries, theater, bars, restaurants and vintage stores. Four blocks to intracoastal, waterfront nature walk, boat and kayak launch and seafront public golf course. Walk over the bridge to the beach and fishing pier, farmers market (in season) and beachfront dining. Easy 15 minute drive to Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Delray Beach and equestrian events at Wellington. Large, fully fenced in yard. Well behaved dogs welcome. No smoking.
You have the whole private house to yourself.
House is a private vacation pool home which you will have for your sole use. Guests can email or text me any time. There is a local property manager who will oversee check in and to contact for any immediate concerns or problems with the house.
YOU WILL ENJOY THIS HOUSE IF: You like vintage styles and shabby chic, watch "Rehab Addict" on HGTV; want to walk to downtown and the beach and have an urban pedestrian lifestyle; want plenty of outside space and a private pool.
YOU WILL NOT ENJOY THIS HOUSE: If you want a quiet suburban lifestyle further from town, or a gated community feel; you want everything match-matchy; you'd rather have a new condo over a 1920s cottage.
Renters must be at least 25 years old. No smoking. Pets must be up to date with flea control and are not allowed on the furniture. Yard must be left free of all pet waste. Pool safety: You are responsible for keeping pets, children and everyone in your party safe and guarded. Please use common sense. No glass by the pool.
I'm a British export. Born and raised in London, I've lived in the States for over 22 years now, currently working in Manhattan and living in New Jersey. I have always enjoyed Florida, and when the opportunity arose to buy a place there I couldn't resist. I love historic, fun and funky Florida — the deco architecture, Mediterranean revival and midcentury classics, Airstreams, pink flamingos and palm trees — not to mention the tropical breezes, winter sunshine and turquoise ocean... When I travel (which I love to do) I enjoy relaxation with a fun night scene and relaxed restaurants, which is what you get here — all within an easy stroll of the house (no designated driver necessary!) One day I will spend more time there, but until I do, I love sharing it with others who enjoy exchanging the city for the sea and business attire for flip flops. I'm also a horse owner/rider, so the proximity of Wellington with its world class equestrian events is also a plus. This is a friendly house that loves to host friends and family, pretty much my favorite thing.