About the Property
Stunning Designer's Custom home in the heart of East Boca Raton. This enchanting and comfortable three bedroom, two and a half bath Mediterranean-style home provides the perfect getaway for couples or small families looking to experience a cozy stay in a really beautiful custom-built home.
Be it for the week or the season, you will find everything you want and need here - and more.
Exquisite Italian Travertine marble adorns the floors in the kitchen, entryways, and bathrooms, and meets up with rich hand-scraped hardwood floors in the living room, dining room, and family room with fireplace.
The Tuscan-inspired kitchen is a culinary delight - from the six-burner Viking Professional Series stove and oven to the handcrafted custom wood cabinets to the imported granite countertops.
Enjoy a casual meal or a late-night snack at the kitchen island and watch the news at breakfast on your flat screen TV. A Keurig Coffee Machine and a regular coffee machine will welcome you each morning, along with a full assortment of K-Cup Coffees and Tazo Teas.
The Master Bedroom with king-sized bed and exclusive Prana Sleep mattress opens up onto a bougainvillea veranda. Connecting through the cedar-lined, walk-in closet area is the spa-like Master Bathroom, constructed with imported marble and dark-wood accents. The large dual-head shower and oversized corner jacuzzi tub provide the ultimate in luxurious bathing comfort.
Guest bedroom #1 has a queen-sized bed, closet, dressers, and wifi printer.
Guest bedroom #2 has two twin beds, dressers, and a large comfortable sitting area for reading or relaxing. And you will never have to go out to the movies when you can stream your favorites on the awesome ten-foot projection screen with full surround sound.
The guest bathrooms both are beautifully adorned with marble and and a unique copper ceiling. Bathe indoors or open the glass door to a private outdoor shower (and great access to the pool!).
Don't want to break your work-out routine? Whether you're a fitness guru or just a casual treadmiller, there is no need to find an local gym; exercise to your heart's content right here at home! Enjoy a private room (with overhead fan and flat screen TV) boasting a Precor Elliptical Machine, Lifestyler Treadmill, and full, multi-station gym with over 1000 lbs. of weights.
Sunbathe, swim, and relax your cares away in the serene and lushly landscaped backyard patio area and large outdoor pool. Complete with lounge chairs, patio set for outside dining, and large umbrellas, and pool floats, the resort-style backyard is a most perfect place to enjoy a frozen margarita or daiquiri, and we have a full range of plasticware to complement the outside patio area.
People have called it "their own little resort." It really is an "ahhhhh" moment when you walk into the open living room and see the beautiful pool and backyard. The home also is spacious but still feels warm and cozy.
Why Kids Love It
Although we love the little ones, our home is not necessarily the most "kid-friendly" for parents. The pool is very close to the house and not screened in (and accessible from many rooms). The floors are travertine, wood, with fine furnishings. We of course, however, welcome anyone with a well-behaved and considerate family.
Located in an incredibly convenient location east of I-95, this home is a just a couple of miles to the pristine beaches and one mile from elegant downtown. Mizner Park, Town Center Mall, Morikami Japanese Gardens & Museum, and over 650 restaurants are a short car ride away. And Whole Foods, Starbucks, Barnes and Noble, and a plaza full of fabulous restaurants are right around the corner.
Enjoy an evening of outdoor music at Mizner Park amphitheater or a cultural afternoon at a local museum. And don't forget the nightlife - from upscale clubs to fine dining to outdoor concerts, Boca has it all.(And don't forget Boca's close proximity to Ft. Lauderdale, Palm Beach, the Hard Rock Casino, and Miami's famous South Beach)
For the golfer, world famous courses are just a few minutes away, as well as tennis courts and great college football at Florida Atlantic University. The Boca Raton area also boasts many upscale consignment shops and boutiques, perfect for browsers and buyers alike.
Like to do some boating, fishing, snorkeling, or diving? There are no shortage of charter services here, and the Boca inlet is just two miles away and minutes out to the Gulf Stream and some of the finest fishing in the world. Enjoy diving/snorkeling at our local Red ReefPark, and rent watercraft in nextdoor Deerfield Beach.
You will love your stay and never want to leave your home away from home in East Boca Raton - the best part of Boca!
Attractions Within Walking Distance
Nearby Meadows Park offers tennis courts, swimming, softball field, and playground.
Favorite Places To Eat
Ichiyami Japanese and Sushi Buffet
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Gym in its own room. Eliptical, Treadmill, Full Weights Machine, TV, and fan.
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Apr 27 2019 - Nov 23 2019
Nov 24 2019 - Nov 30 2019
Dec 01 2019 - Dec 20 2019
Dec 21 2019 - Jan 05 2020
Jan 06 2020 - Apr 19 2020
Apr 20 2020 - Dec 17 2020
Final Cleaning: $175
Pet fee -small dogs only: $100
Bi-weekly cleaning: $85
Refundable security: $1000
Add'l Guest (5-6 people): $100
Electric Pool Heater: $50
* Discount for renting the entire season
*Rates are for 4 guests. $100 charge per week for each additional guest.
* $1000 refundable security deposit is due at check-in.
* $1000 booking payment to reserve the house. Balance must be paid 30 days before check-in.
* The pool is solar heated. Should our guests desire access to the electric heater, please add $50 per week.
* Cancellation policy: $1000 booking payment and any paid rental fees are refundable 90 days prior to check-in date.
* SquareCash uses a debit card and is usually free to use. We also take Venmo and Google Pay.
* PayPal: PayPal is free to use if the funds come from your PayPal balance or checking account. Using a credit card through PayPal charges 2.9%. Guest is responsible for paying the 2.9%.
* Interim cleanings for are for long-term guests only
* Immunization/flea/tick record required for pets
* Photo ID required at check-in.
Last updated on September 04, 2019
Year Purchased: 1994
About the owner: Because I've been a builder and designer of multi-million dollar homes for decades, I saw great potential in this little jewel of a property when I first laid eyes on it. To me, it was an untouched canvas on which I could create a home to emulate the places I've been - a piece of paradise from Tahiti, a touch of Tuscany from the Italian countryside, and the lush tranquil gardens from Hawaii. I originally bought this home for myself; however, now that I am semi-retired, I thought it would be a great time to share it with others. You'll find so many beautiful touches in an impeccable setting, one that is meticulously clean and constantly updated.
Why this property? We originally chose Boca as a place to live because it's a meticulously-maintained and beautiful city. Now it's my home. Boca is a cosmopolitan city with a home-town feel. I love my little neighborhood because of its close proximity to nearly everything Boca has to offer - the beach, downtown, boat ramps, shopping. I also enjoy being a part of all sorts of open-air concerts, and Mizner Park Amphitheater offers this year-round, many for free! To me, East Boca just has a special feel - an ocean breeze, a history, a luxurious, vibrant downtown.... it really is one of the most beautiful places to live in the country.
Calendar last updated: September 04, 2019
Guestbook comments from the owner:
What a wonderful home. Just can't say enough to express how delightful this experience has been. We hope to return again and again. The owners are incredibly responsive and very pleasant. They and the home more than exceeds all of our expectations.
Stayed: February 2018
We are veterans to Home Away rental properties having used Home Away for home rentals in Costa Rica, the Cayman Islands and in Florida .
This beautiful home was exactly as described .Our hosts made the house feel like our own . Their communication during the whole process was outstanding . The house was very clean, well appointed and the backyard was private, with beautiful landscaping and a wonderful pool and a large Weber gas grill.
We had quick and easy access to supermarkets and shopping. There were plenty of restaurants within minutes and the owners left a binder full of dining choices , local attractions and information regarding the house .
Going on vacation should always be this easy ! We would rent this house again without a second thought and will recommend it to friends and family.
Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
It was a great family vacation and such a great house for a family get together, we had a great time in the pool and used the grill often. We can't say enough of the owner , she was a great host and accomadated us with a extra day we needed it .... we recommended.
Stayed: June 2017
This is a beautiful home with a peaceful backyard. The owners are very friendly and helpful. Closely located to the beach and a few minutes from downtown Delray Beach where you can enjoy amazing restaurants.
We had a great time with our children and would definitely rent this house again when we visit the sunshine state. I would gladly recommend this house for your next vacation. I will be spreading the word in Brazil!!
Stayed: October 2016
This is a fabulous home if you want your own private paradise. We went with our two adult children here and had a great time. The pool and back yard was the highlight, ultra private and immaculate landscaping made this our own private oasis. If you want to enjoy the Florida sun, but skip the crowded beach scene, this is a great option. The home is gorgeous, spacious and quiet with the 3 bedrooms at opposite ends, fabulous stone work and nice separation between the living areas. We loved the home theater system. The kitchen and all areas are very well appointed. The owners were great to work with on our last minute booking. Highly recommend this home if you want privacy and beauty.
My husband was nervous to book a house online so he made them crazy that it better be nice and clean, the owner responded by saying "I promise you won't be disappointed!" And boy was she right! This house deserves the highest star rating! It was a stunning spotless house, the pictures don't even do it justice it's much nicer in real life! Stunning manicured property! The pool is magnificent and lets not forget the greatest people to get to know, I cant wait to come again. I recommended lots of friends to this house. Enjoy it !
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to do to book this home?
We take a $1000 booking payment to reserve the dates, and then the balance is then due 30 days before check-in. We prepare a rental agreement for you, which we email. Refundable security deposit of $1000 is due at check-in (or a day before), and we will refund it within a few days of check-out.
Do you accept pets?
Small, non-shedding, well-trained dogs will be considered. No cats.
What kind of neighborhood is this house in?
A family neighborhood east of I-95! We are in an incredibly convenient location in East Boca - right behind Whole Foods and near Mizner Park, Town Center Mall, shopping, dining, golfing, and FAU. The beach is a 5 minute drive straight down Palmetto Park Road.
Is your pool heated?
Yes, our lush outdoor pool is solar heated, which makes it very comfortable most of the year. A few months in the "winter" you may want it a bit warmer, and we have an optional electric heater for $35 per week.
Please note that any pool heater can only do its job as long as the air temperature isn't too cold. When it drops out of the 70s, it's impossible for a pool heater to keep up, especially as it loses heat overnight. Similarly, our solar heater (which helps the electric one) can only do its job when it's sunny out. We please ask that our guests understand that we do not have control over the weather.
What should I do if I encounter an issue during my stay?
We live close by and are always available by text or phone. We pride ourselves on responding quickly to anything that our guests have needed in the past.
How do I access the home?
Because we take great pride in our home, we always check in our guests personally. We will meet you at the home to show you everything and make sure you're comfortable for your stay. We always ask our guests to call or text when they're an hour away from arrival.
We stayed for two weeks and could have stayed two more. Liz greeted us at the house and was a phone call away and nearby if we ever needed her. This made the vacation easy. Liz's home was just as described and more. Very clean, spacious, and good central location. Comfortable bed, nice master bathroom and shower. We enjoyed the very secluded and peaceful yard surrounding the pool. The pool was great and the water temp was well controlled by the heater. When you come from the North the more time you get to spend outdoors the better-mission accomplished here. We ate out most often but when we had dinner at the house the brand new kitchen had everything needed to prepare any type of meal. The only suggestion I have would be adding an outdoor grille. The beautiful space outdoors could be better utilized and would allow grilling for different meal options. For people who eat at home this would be a must. The alternative is eating out and that is our preference. Again, the location is great because within a few miles there are many restaurants with a variety of foods. We had a fun time deciding where to go for our next meal-such a dilemma. If our winter plans bring us back to Boca Raton FL we will definitely look to stay here again.
Stayed: March 2019Submitted: March 25, 2019
Thank you so much, John, for your great review! You were perfect guests. We will be sure to have a outdoor grill in working order next time you visit us.