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Enjoy yourselves, relax and be happy. Terrific for Couples Getaway! Very Private & Charming tropically landscaped getaway home centrally located just off South Florida's Antiques Row in West Palm and just minutes from the pristine beaches of the Atlantic Ocean in Palm Beach; nearthe airport, downtown West Palm, Art Galleries, Worth Avenue, Golf, Deep Sea Fishing, Malls and Fine Restaurants etc.
El Cortijo is a tastefully decorated house, stylish, very comfortable, beautifully appointed and COVID clean. The modern kitchen is completely equipped. There's a huge one piece French Oak dining table for great dinners and conversation, plus a breakfast bar for less formal eating. Each bedroom is an oasis in itself. The lush landscaping is simply gorgeous. Exotic palms surround the house. The f...Enjoy yourselves, relax and be happy. Terrific for Couples Getaway! Very Private & Charming tropically landscaped getaway home centrally located just off South Florida's Antiques Row in West Palm and just minutes from the pristine beaches of the Atlantic Ocean in Palm Beach; nearthe airport, downtown West Palm, Art Galleries, Worth Avenue, Golf, Deep Sea Fishing, Malls and Fine Restaurants etc.
El Cortijo is a tastefully decorated house, stylish, very comfortable, beautifully appointed and COVID clean. The modern kitchen is completely equipped. There's a huge one piece French Oak dining table for great dinners and conversation, plus a breakfast bar for less formal eating. Each bedroom is an oasis in itself. The lush landscaping is simply gorgeous. Exotic palms surround the house. The front garden has a wonderful zen-like feel with a little bench for contemplation or just a spot to be alone. Of course the salt water pool is the centre of activity. The beautiful sandy beaches of the Atlantic are just minutes away.
El Cortijo is located just off Dixie south of Belvedere Road and north of Southern Boulevard and a short walk from the Lake Worth Lagoon. There's excellent jogging by the lake.
The airport is two miles west, the ocean is less than a mile east and downtown/City Place/Clematis Street is a mile to the north. Interstate 95 is nearby using either Southern Boulevard or Belvedere Road. The Flagler Museum is close by as are The Breakers, The Norton Gallery, Palm Beach Zoo, Singer Island. Disney is 2 hours away.
All in all a great location and oh so very private!
COVID-19 restrictions and expectations are in effect. We are taking utmost care in preparing El Cortijo for our guests. It's a very special place. You will be pleased.
Please Note! El Cortijo is NOT a party house.
Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 000011485#2019113077More
Respectful behaviour is expected. If children are present, supervision is essential, especially around the pool.
1 Full bath, 1 Attached (ensuite)
About the Owner
Languages spoken:German, English, French
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2012
Interaction with guests:
We wrote up a guide to help guests negotiate their way around the region with tips on shopping, directions to the beaches, attractions and a bit of history and so forth. We send this to you upon booking. Closer to arrival we provide what we call our orientation guest notes which are just helpful notes to make it a simple matter to settle in upon arrival. There is no need for concern about an exchange of keys as we have keyless entry for which we provide the code. Sometimes we are in Florida at the same time as guests. A lovely older couple watch over our homes there and are generally available and of course we are available all the time by telephone, text and email. We enjoy having a relationship and want our guests to be very happy.
Yes, the house was lovely and comfortable and very well equipped. Lots of pool/beach towels, beach chairs, and coolers. The pool was fabulous with beautiful trees and flowers. Great restaurants within 5 miles. Most of all the owner was a pleasure to work with. The house is 4 miles from the airport so you will hear the planes.
Visited March 2019
Written March 28, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you for your thoughtful review, Renée. We're glad you were pleased with EL Cortijo. You mentioned the planes .. They get re-routed whenever the president is in town and are more evident as all aircraft have to avoid Mar-a-Lago, which is a mile away as the crow flies. Nevertheless lots of people enjoy seeing jets -- especially all the Palm Beach corporate jets. The house is sound-proofed -- which you may have noticed. Thank you again, Renée. It was a pleasure all along. Best wishes, David and Lee
Written April 7, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
This is such a beautiful house with all you need to make a perfect holiday home. It is extremely well equipped with everything (and more) with a gorgeous garden and lovely pool. A great location within easy reach of good restaurants and shops. Beach and much more a close drive away. The house was very well maintained and very clean. The owners Lee & David were such a delight to deal with and really helped with our questions and provided great recommendations. Nothing was too much trouble for them. You really feel like you are in your own home. If you make this a choice for you and your family you really will enjoy it, we did and hope to come again. We travelled as four adults and two children and this was ideal.
Visited August 2018
Written August 16, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you Anne .. It was a pleasure for us, too. Thanks so much for your review .. It's true that there are so many restaurants and shops nearby and the beach is so close by. Thanks for pointing that out. We look forward to your return and are glad you reached home in Wales safe and sound! Best wishes, David and Lee
Written August 24, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Location was great, easy to get to many beaches and destinations. Lots of eating opportunities, and a a large cooking kitchen. Living area large enough for a full house (6 adults and 3 kids). The pool was a great gathering and entertaining spot, heated pool a reality, all clean and inviting. Owners very responsive to last minute questions. Everyone very satisfied.
Visited February 2018
Written February 25, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
We're so very glad you and your family were pleased and enjoyed your stay. El Cortijo is so handy to just about anything one could need and a great base for a holiday
-- An oasis of peace and tranquility. Thanks again!
Written February 28, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
The home was perfect for our family and in laws. We had two children (11 and 14), grandparents, and ourselves. The backyard is very private. You felt like you where completely isolated. You do hear airplane traffic outside, but inside the house you can not hear any. The size of the house was perfect for 6 people. It was well stocked and convenient to Roger Dean, The information provided was very helpful.
Visited March 2016 Travelled with family
Written April 5, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
We're glad that you enjoyed your stay! Thanks so much! We look forward to seeing you again!
Written April 6, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
We had a wonderful stay at El Cortijo! First, the owners, Lee and David, were wonderful to work with! Their communication and information was outstanding! The house was better than pictures and descriptions! What we loved most was the attention to details. The labels on virtually everything, the beautiful outside area (including very nice outside lighting), the equipment in the kitchen, the high-quality towels, the clean house, the beautiful decor, and SO MUCH MORE all pulled together to make an amazing stay! We've rented dozens of homes and condos and this was the best of the best! We will absolutely stay here again in the future if the home is available! Thank you, Lee and David!
Visited March 2016 Travelled with family
Written March 9, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
What a marvellous review! Thank you ever so much. It was a pleasure from day one and we look forward to your return! Thank you again and the best of wishes.... David & Lee
Written March 10, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
I don't think there is enough space here to express just how wonderful this house was! My husband, daughter, myself, another couple and a friend had to fly into town for a wedding. My oh my we were pleasantly surprised at just how beautiful the house was maintained! The pictures do not do the house any justice. We ended up having one of the best vacations because we stayed here. No having to deal with sharing a hotel pool, and just having privacy was so nice! The morning of check-out our daughter cried because she didnt want to leave LOL! (she is 4).
The landscaping alone was enough of a wow factor but throw in the layout, spacious kitchen, and dining rooms. The bedrooms were all a great size too and it was clean...really clean and well decorated. The owners labeled absolutely everything and were incredibly gracious! Checking in was no sweat at all. They even allowed us to check in earlier which was nice too. Even the neighbors across the street were warm and very welcoming! Needless to say, next time we go back we will definitely look to stay here! Oh - and it is close to everything! The beach was only about 6-7 minutes away. Stores to go grocery shopping etc and the grill was a bonus too as no one really wanted to be on vacation cooking in the kitchen when you had a beautiful backyard such as this house did. I sincerely recomment it to anyone looking!
Thank you again David and Lee =))
Visited April 2014
Written April 15, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
The home is charming and very comfortable. Love the decorations. We went to West Palm for the St. Louis Cardinals Spring Training. We were 20 minutes away from Roger Dean Stadium where the Cardinals play. Lee and David provided a wonderful booklet of restaurants, points of interest, shopping, etc. Although we had visited the area several time prior to this visit, the booklet was still invaluable. What a personal touch!! The City Diner, which is within walking distance was a fun place and the food (especially the corned beef hash) was delicious. The pool and terrace area were so private and relaxing. Lee and David keep a wonderful rental and certainly add a personal touch - I will miss their e-mails. I feel like I know them both. I would certainly recommend the property and home to return.
Visited March 2013
Written March 24, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
The location of this beautiful home was perfect for us. Situated just 5 short driving minutes from the airport meant we didn't spend time getting to the house once we landed at West Palm airport. This also meant that we didn't have to awaken in the small hours of the morning prior to departure to make our early morning flight.
Our hosts David and Lee went above and beyond to ensure our trip was complete. Aside from the excellent brochure they composed and supplied to us online they also made themselves available for any questions we may have had via telephone.
Because we were new to the area we most appreciated the directions they gave us for restaurants, shopping and the ocean. This saved an enormous amount of time we might otherwise have wasted during our short week seeking these locations. Additionally we may have missed some of the highlights without their help which would have been a shame considering the sites we saw.
The house was beautifully designed and very comfortable to be in. As someone who enjoys cooking, the kitchen was a dream and hosted everything (and more) than I needed. I am even going to borrow some of their design ideas for my own home. :)
The master bedroom was my favorite because it was separate from the rest of the home and had it's own double french doors on to the pool area. Laying in bed and being able to fall to sleep while looking at the pool and gardens is something I won't soon forget. I would also like to comment on how spacious the master bathroom was.
Most impressive was the cleanliness of the entire home which is most important to me.
Thank you for an outstanding time away and we will return sooner than later.
Tony and John
Visited December 2011
Written March 12, 2012. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
I stayed in this beautiful paradise for 1 wk. Initially I chose this home for the proximity to the ocean. I was so elated with the landscaping and the salt water pool that I only visited the ocean once during my stay. From the moment I entered this beautifully decorated home I felt so comfortable that I didn't want to leave. The interior of the home was impeccable and the kitchen had everything (and more) that anyone could ask for.Vacation time is precious to me and this home helped make the perfect vacation. Thank you David and Lee for sharing your little gem.
Visited September 2011
Written March 7, 2012. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Ask
Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
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About the neighbourhood
Located in the heart of historic 'antiques row' and minutes to City Place, the airport, shopping, museums, the zoo, fine restaurants and the glorious sandy shores of the Palm Beaches. El Cortijo is situated in a quiet, friendly neighbourhood and walking distance to the shores of Lake Worth which separates West Palm Beach and the island of Palm Beach. We give our guests a little guide which we wrote to make it easy to find your way about - supermarkets, shops, places to eat (City Diner is great and 5 minutes from the door) in the area and further afield; information about attractions and activities and of course directions to the nearby beaches.
There is parking for two vehicles in the gated driveway and additional parking on the street. The pool is salt water and heated as is the jacuzzi...
While guests often say they hardly leave the house once they arrive, we think it is best for guests to have a car as there is so much to see -- so many nice beaches and places to go. Palm Beach County has a bus system and there is a bus stop nearby. It is a very short walk -- a couple of blocks -- over to the Intracoastal's Lake Worth Lagoon the other side of which is the Island of Palm Beach with Mar-a-Lago clearly visible.
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