After searching through VRBO.com‘s West Palm Beach listings and dreaming this morning, I had a thought! (Yes, that happens to me occasionally.) I could start my mornings off with rental home browsing – one location each morning to find a home to feature. It could be as simple as a link on my Facebook wall, but definitely at least one home featured in a blog weekly. By a show of hands, how many of you think I can keep up with something like this? Oh, come on!
So today’s little charmer is this Spanish Mission Style cottage in the Grandview Heights Historic Neighborhood of West Palm Beach. With two bedrooms, 2 baths, a sunroom, and a pool privately surrounded by hedgerows, it’s perfect for a getaway! This is the kind of place I’d be searching for if I could swing a trip to Florida. I don’t need to stay in a high-rise condo overlooking the ocean, where I have to share a pool with a bunch of screaming kids splashing water and flipping floaty noodles around. If I want to see the ocean, I know how to get to the beach! I’d much prefer the quietness and privacy of a home like this, where I can take a morning dip or late-night swim without bumping into strangers. The nostalgia of the home itself, built in the 1920s, speaks to the history buff in me. There’s something a bit glamorous about an old house, and I would definitely stay in this one!
Perhaps I’ll do a separate series on huge, modern homes with their open (i.e., wasted) space. There are some that are beautifully decorated, but I find a lot of them just flashy and cold. For now, I think this is probably more than I have time for. So I’ll keep this one under my hat for a bit.