Rustic & Luxurious at the same time?
Yes, it's possible at Florida Shack in the Back!
Located in Old Palm City, near Stuart, Florida, our cottage is equipped with the finest of furnishings.
Eclectically decorated-Bringing nature in doors.
Distressed Butcher block counter top with a wash pail sink. Exposed pipes in the kitchen with Edison lights for the industrial, yet nostalgic look.
An antique-a secluded-claw tub outdoor shower.
Boasting 1500 Thread Count Egyptian cotton sheets on a brand-new KING & QUEEN Beautyrest mattress. Premium pillows round off a great nights rest/sleep.
A great deal of care went into the build & décor, as we are continuously having family & friends visit & wanted a place for them, that was just as comfortable as my own home. No sofa inside, outdoor living area, however there is a 3 sided wrap around porch with gliders that can be moved/rearranged/relocated with ease.
Laundry services are approx. a 10 min. drive which DO PROVIDE a reasonable fee for those who choose to drop off & pick up later.
Situated on just over 2 acres, nestled next to the river. RV & boat trailer parking on site, Large fishing dock w/ 2 poles. 2 single rider Hobie Mirage Kayak's (pedal NOT paddle! Much easier & relaxing) are available for rental (see hosts for pricing or Q&A book),
Pet friendly, large dogs ok.
This fishing community is extremely laid back & quiet. The streets roll up early & there's VERY limited nightlife! Our crime rate is ultra low, our Sheriff here doesn't mess around! We are approx. 10 miles from both I-95 & Florida's Turnpike, making it a convenient stop for travelers.
An array of birds gather around the many feeders, providing soothing melodies. Manatee are year round in Florida and can be observed with ease from the rockers on the covered porch. Occasionally seeing a small alligator (they are native here folks) or the otter can been witnessed laying on the dock/water.
An 8'L x 3'W x 2.5'D Galvanized water trough doubles as a freshwater lounge pool, complete with a foam float for sunbathing & large enough for 2 adults to enjoy-with room to spare. This rests directly on the dock, under the heavenly skies & is ideal for late night star gazing with a glass of fine wine & your best friend.
Thick, Dark Green Bamboo, Palm & Cypress trees are prominent, providing that extra layer of desired privacy.
Our "Florida Shack in the Back" was a small building that came with the home we purchased in 2013. It was a gutted out, drywall-less, basically an unusable building that we commonly referred to as The Shack.
We watched the sun rise & set for 2 years before we finally decided on the desired layout & possible amenities it would include. The final product was more than we imagined. We are pleased to share our home with you & your family during your travels through our beautiful state.
Click through the images below to get a feel for the Florida Shack in the Back, then CONTACT US to book your stay!