Dolores L. said...

Mar 4, 2019

Perfection

Date of Stay

Feb 24, 2019

Helpful votes: 0/0

My husband and I travel every month and we have been using VRBO for the past year. Shady acres .... voted number one in our opinion. There are no disappointments here everything is as it says it is and more. This is absolutely a paradise in Florida. Marietta is the perfect host going above and beyond to make you stay comfortable. We would definitely love to stay here again!

My Response

Dear Delores and Chris, Thanks again for the care you took of Shadey Acres and for the lovely Peacock dish, it was so unexpected and thoughtful of you. Considering the amount of travel you guys do each year, being rated #1 in your view is high praise. I hope you enjoyed a bike ride; the bike trail up to beautiful Riverbend Park is only a 15 minute ride from the property. On your next visit be sure to visit The Loggerhead Marine Center, its only about a 15 minute drive, located across from Juno Beach and the Juno Pier, and the giant loggerhead turtles recuperating there are a sight to see! I hope you took advantage of the great shopping, restaurants and live entertainment at Harbourside Place. You mentioned that you enjoyed the Lion Country Safari. We love the Wild Safari Drive-thru Adventure in the preserve where you can see Prides of Lions and free roaming animals in large herds including one of the largest herds of Southern White Rhinos in the country and the largest herd of zebra outside of Africa! And the best part Lion Country Safari is it's only a short drive from the Shadey A. We hope you come back and visit us again when you travel to beautiful Jupiter. With  fond regards, Marietta and Carlos


karen r. said...

Feb 13, 2019

Pristine, private ‘home away from home’

Date of Stay

Feb 4, 2019

Helpful votes: 0/0

What a great experience! Shadey Acres exceeded our expectations. The house truly felt like ‘home away from home’. Clean, well-maintained inside and out, private, lovely grounds! My husband, I, and our young adult daughters enjoyed the pool and hot tub immensely. The welcome basket, which included toys for our dog, was a sweet surprise. Highly recommend for families and those that want a quiet environment within a short driving distance to beaches and attractions. Thank you Marietta and Carlos!

My Response

Dear Karen and family, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Shadey Acres and thank you for leaving it in such good condition. We have such great places in and around Jupiter for family fun. I hope you found one of my favorite places, U-Tiki, fine dining on the inlet just across from the Light House. You can have a full dinner in the covered veranda or you can sit on the U-Tiki “Beach” and have delicious and fun tapas like Grouper Cheeks and Shrimp Margarita Flatbread. The Lighthouse Maritime Museum is another fascinating Jupiter attraction. The Loxahatchee River Historical Society is responsible for the restoration and maintenance of the historic 1860 Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Oil House, 1892 George Washington Tindall House, 1929 Lighthouse Keeper’s Workshop, an authentic Seminole Chickee and the 1940 WII Naval Housing Building housing the museum. It’s a great way to spend an afternoon. Of course if you are a baseball fan, Roger Dean Stadium is a real “Home Town” style stadium in the heart of beautiful Abacoa, Jupiter just minutes from the Shadey A. It’s the home of Spring Training for the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals. Lots of good fun! When you want beaches and sunshine, Jupiter has the finest beaches, including our famous Jupiter Dog Beach so you can have fun with your best friend. There are tons of great shopping venues from the exciting Legacy Place and Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens, to beautiful Harbourside Place right on the Intracoastal in Jupiter. We hope you come back to visit us soon, With Kind Regards, Marietta and Carlos


Carmela C. said...

Feb 14, 2019

Enchantment

Date of Stay

Jan 25, 2019

Helpful votes: 0/0

Shadey Acres delivers from the moment one passes through the front gate. The property is enveloped by mature trees, creating a sense of near-total privacy and seclusion. Lush vegetation completes the sense that one has stepped into a tropical oasis. The house is cozy yet spacious, with many different areas for relaxation and play. Everything is easy to navigate, and the owner has gone overboard in providing for every possible need. I have stayed in many rentals, but the generosity shown here is exceptional. We came to Shady Acres to visit our grand kids, and entertain in-laws; the property more than delivered. The pool lent itself to hours of play during the day, as well as moments of quiet reflection in the evening. The screened-patio adds lends peace of mind where insects are concerned, but it does not interfere with views of the the luscious landscaping in the least. The house deeply-esconced in the Jupiter Farms neighborhood, far from traffic activity. We had a great time exploring the West Palm Beach area, and found many great restaurants and local parks for biking and hiking. Best of all, two grandchildren who were previously wary of riding bikes without training wheels found the courage to ride without them, thanks to Shady Acres. They now ride free! We are already trying to figure out when we can come back, to be honest. Deepest thanks to Marietta for sharing this gem of a house.

My Response

Dear Carmela and Tony, Thanks so much for choosing Shadey Acres for your vacation! We are delighted that you and Tony found the house and surrounding area so perfect for your family gathering. It’s special to us to have our guests make memories like the ones of Grandchildren learning to take their first rides without training wheels. We love the beautiful beaches and the Juno Fishing Pier which are just minutes from the Shadey A. I hope you all got a chance to visit the fascinating Loggerhead Marine Life Center. They rehabilitate injured sea turtles and release them back to the sea when they are healed. Jupiterians always turn out for the releases and line up to cheer the turtles on as they are brought to the shoreline by ATV and released into the surf. It’s quite exciting and joyful! It sounds like you discovered Riverbend Park and Battleground that is minutes by bike from the Shadey A. The bike and hiking trails in the park are amazing and you can rent a canoe or kayak to paddle the beautiful Loxahatchee River. We are looking forward to seeing you next time, With kind regards, Marietta and Carlos


Shawn H. said...

Jan 12, 2019

Your own piece of Florida paradise awaits you at this amazing property.

Date of Stay

Dec 31, 2018

Helpful votes: 0/0

This property is more than just a home. It sits on 2 acres of very private and well manicured Florida vegetation. There are awesome flood lights to illuminate the palm trees around the entire property. The home itself is a very open floor plan. It was the cleanest place I have ever stayed in. All light switches are labeled so you know how to turn on the many lamps, lights and ceiling fans to create just the right ambiance. This place has everything you will ever need to cook, grill, eat, drink, etc. If it’s not there then just call or text the incredibly responsive and caring owners, Marrieta and Carlos, and you will have it in minutes. The thing we enjoyed the most is the incredible back yard pool and hot tub that is fully enclosed by a screen lanai. Enjoying coffee (that is provided to you by the owners - awesome touch) in the morning and a glass of wine at night (liquor store by Jupiter Farms Pizza Factory has good red wine selection at a good cost) is an incredible experience we will not forget. There are beautiful palms and Florida vegetation that surround the outside of the lanai and these are all illuminated at night. This is even better in person than the pictures show on the site. You must take the bikes (yes there are 4 well kept cruiser bikes) to RiverBend Park. The owners have maps for you on how to ride the nice pathway to the park and then enjoy a bike ride like no other I have experienced. We stayed in 7 VRBO’s in the past year around the US and this is the first time we did not want to leave. You will enjoy this property very much and the memories you will create at this wonderful piece of Florida paradise.

My Response

Dear Shawn and family, Thank you so much for the care you took of Shadey Acres. I am so glad you took advantage of the beautiful natural areas around our neighborhood, next time you should rent a canoe or kayak over at Riverbend, the rivers and lakes are extensive and fun. Jupiter is becoming more and more of destination area, with our many attractions such as the Lighthouse Museum and the Busch Wildlife Center. I never tire of watching the Florida Black bears and the Panthers in their large habitats along with all the other local flora and fauna, including a Cypress Swamp. The Loggerhead Marine Life Center is also really special; you get to see the giant sea turtles as they are being nursed back to health. The restaurants in our area are world class as well, with many different cuisines. We hope you come on back to enjoy some more special times with your family. Happy New Year and see you next time. With regards, Marietta and Carlos


kathy f. said...

Jan 1, 2019

Beautiful property

Date of Stay

Dec 21, 2018

Helpful votes: 0/0

We loved your home it was very well maintained and every thing we needed was provided.Had plenty of space for my family of 12.. All we had to do was unpack and relax.

My Response

Dear Kathy and Family, I am so glad you enjoyed Shadey Acres and really appreciate the care you and the family took of our home. Sheena had mentioned she and the kids were going to Lion Country Safari, it’s such a great place and so close to the Shadey A. I noticed you left some pamphlets on the desk from some of the really fun hot spots around, the air boat rides and some local cruises. I hope you made use of the Shadey A bikes and rode the great trails in Riverbend Park, which is in bike riding and walking distance of the house. Canoeing and kayaking is a great past time and you can rent them right in the park. It was really fun to hear of the “new” Christmas tradition you all started by taking the water taxi over to Peanut Island for a Christmas Barbecue instead of a sit down dinner! Sheena said it’s the first time in 34 years that instead of being in the kitchen cooking you got to play in the sand with your Grand Kids, what a super idea. We hope you include the Shadey A in your future vacation plans. Have a Healthy, Happy and Prosperous New Year. Cheers, Marietta and Carlos


Nathan H. said...

Nov 25, 2018

Amazing

Date of Stay

Nov 16, 2018

Helpful votes: 0/0

We had a great time what a beautiful house and so well equipped with everything you could need to enjoy your vacation. The owners went above and beyond to make our stay over the top. I would highly recommend this place to anyone.

My Response

Dear Nathan and Family, Let me start by thanking you for taking such great care of Shadey Acres. I’m so glad you enjoyed your family vacation here in Jupiter; I hope you had fun revisiting “The Farms”, cycling around the neighborhood and Riverbend Park, where bike trails abound and you can rent canoes and kayaks for extra family fun! As you can see, in the last 20 years, Jupiter has changed from a small town to a very special venue, still maintaining that “small town feel”. I hope you all had some fun visiting our local hot spots; Harbourside Place with its great restaurants, galleries, shops and live music and a Farmers Market on the weekends. The Loggerhead Marine Life Center is one of my favorites; I am always amazed by the giant Loggerheads, Leatherbacks and Green Turtles that are being nursed to health in this most unique nonprofit cultural destination focused on ocean and sea turtle conservation. We love to go the Cineplex Movie Theater, where they serve drinks and delicious food to you in your seat while you enjoy the current features. We would love to welcome you and the family back to Shadey Acres for your next Jupiter vacation. Have a Joyous Holiday Season and a Happy and Healthy New Year! – Marietta and Carlos


Dan R. said...

Nov 9, 2018

Wonderful property.

Date of Stay

Nov 2, 2018

Helpful votes: 0/0

The owners were Great. They were very proactive. Everything that we could possibly need was already there. We didn’t stop at the store on our way there. Figuring we would unload the car and then run the two to the store. There was a large food basket in the kitchen when we arrived. Pasta, sauce, lots of snack items, and cold water. Needless to say we headed for the pool and made are store run the next morning. The house was very nice, clean, and located in a very peaceful area. We look forward to returning.

My Response

Dear Dan and Sherry, Thanks so much choosing our home and for your vacation for taking such wonderful care of Shadey Acres. I’m so glad our Welcome Basket gave you a fast start to relaxing right away. At Shadey Acres we try to add to your fun, our guests always like the bumper pool and Texas Holdem, and the instructions are framed right there on the wall. I hope you took advantage of the other games and outdoor activities that are located in the closets and baskets in the game room, along with an exercise bike and yoga mats to “stretch out” and start your day. While you were here in Jupiter, I hope you visited some of our special places like the Loggerhead Marine Center home of recuperating giant sea turtles. The attraction information we provide in our Welcome Book and our website Shadeya . com can make for some great trips into what a prior guest coined as, “the laid back vibe of Jupiter and Juno Beach”. Some other favorites of our guests are Riverbend Park and the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, both just minutes from the Shadey A. For a taste of Jupiter history a visit the 1860 Jupiter Lighthouse and Museum is so great. The waterfront Museum in the restored WWII Naval housing building offers our local history exhibit, Five Thousand Years on the Loxahatchee. Outdoor exhibits include the Keeper's Workshop, Tindall Pioneer Homestead, Pennock Plantation Bell and Seminole Chickee. It’s “A Must See”! After the museum relax at one of the fine inlet-fronted restaurants on the Jupiter Inlets South shore or go a mile south on US Hwy 1 to Harbourside Place for fine food, galleries, shopping and live entertainment. Looking forward to your next visit, With kind regards, Marietta and Carlos


Leslie C. said...

Aug 10, 2018

Love Shady Acres

Date of Stay

Jul 19, 2018

Helpful votes: 0/0

Shady Acres is absolutely awesome. It was perfect for our family getaway..

My Response

Dear Leslie and Family, Thanks so much for taking such great care of Shadey Acres. I am glad you all had fun in the pool and spa. We try to provide every amenity so you can enjoy a carefree stay. I hope you had the opportunity to take advantage of the great shopping in Jupiter and at the fabulous Garden Mall and Palm Beach Outlets. So many choices! And even though the kitchen has everything you need to have great family meals, the restaurants around are really fine, any kind of food you crave is right there in Jupiter! Our Riverbend Park and all the natural areas and bike paths are tons of fun too, canoeing, kayaking and bike riding is a great way to spend a day! We look forward to having you all back for your next Jupiter Vacation.

With warm regards, Marietta and Carlos


Matt O. said...

Jul 10, 2018

Beautiful - the pictures do not do it justice!

Date of Stay

Jun 30, 2018

Helpful votes: 0/0

My family and I could not have been happier with this rental. Marietta & Carlos went above and beyond to make sure that you felt completely at home... in their home. I cannot say enough great things about the entire visit. The property is beautifully taken care of and convenient to anything you could want to do in the area. There were no issues with bringing my dog and the renters were great with communication. I hope to rent this wonderful property again in the future and cannot wait to return to Shadey Acres. Marietta & Carlos truly made this vacation wonderful.

My Response

Dear Matt and family, Thank you for taking such good care of the Shadey A during your stay! I’m glad you all found the house comfy and your doggie was happy with the big yard to explore. I hope you spent some time in the beautiful Jupiter area; the Riverbend Park that is just minutes away is one of my favorite places to ride my bike and canoe. The Harbourside place is also tons of fun, packed with shops, galleries, great eateries and live music and it’s just across the street from the Jupiter Cineopolis, a really upscale theater that you can order food and drinks to you seat and watch the movies with your feet up, (it’s Awesome). The Jupiter Light House Museum is also an interesting spot to visit, lots of great Jupiter history there, The Museum located in a restored WWII building, exhibits Five Thousand Years on the Loxahatchee. Other outdoor exhibits include the Oil House & Keepers Workshop Exhibit, Tindall Pioneer Homestead, and Seminole Chickee and of course the spectacular view if you want to climb lighthouse itself! Don’t forget to check out the nautical Museum gift shop. Hope we see you on your next vacation,

Cheers till then, Marietta and Carlos



Thomas B. said...

Jul 5, 2018

Excellent Value with Very Strong Attention to Detail

Date of Stay

Jun 23, 2018

Helpful votes: 0/0

The property was very clean with many amenities! Every time we looked we found more goodies. As an example, ample sporting equipment, gear set aside for the beach (chairs, cooler, umbrella, etc...). The attention to detail is second to none. Highly recomend this property.

My Response

Dear Tom and family, Thank you so much for choosing Shadey Acres and taking such great care of our home. I’m glad you found the special touches we take pride in leaving for our guests to make you feel at home. I hope you visited our beautiful Jupiter beaches and the inlet Lagoon; it’s a great picnic spot! There are so many close by attractions like Lion Country Safari where you are in the car and the animals roam free, and it’s only a short 35 minute drive from the Shadey A. Another fun spot is our world class water park, ‘The Rapids” that includes a wave pool, thirty-five water slides, including dual seven-story speed slides, and a quarter mile lazy river. A short drive, it's just minutes on I-95 to enjoy a full day of family fun. And coming soon to Jupiter: Kelly Slater’s Surf Ranch Florida with a man-made surfing lake on an 80-acre park just minutes from Shadey Acres. Of course there is tons of world class restaurants right in Jupiter and great shopping in and around, the Gardens Mall and the Palm Beach Outlets to name a few. Come see us again on your next vacation. Cheers til then, Carlos and Marietta


Scott E. said...

Jun 16, 2018

We loved it!!!

Date of Stay

Jun 5, 2018

Helpful votes: 0/0

Thank you Marietta for allowing us to stay at your house every year. Everything is always in perfect shape and is extra clean. We will book your place every year we play in the Palm Beach tourneys. Thanks again.

My Response

Hi Scott and Team, Thanks guys for taking such good care of the house and taking time to write such a nice review. The fact that you keep coming back is the best kind of praise. I know that part of the draw for you and the team is that the Shadey A is really close to Roger Dean Stadium, but I hope you guys got to some of the fine restaurants around Jupiter and some of the live music spots like the Square Grouper while you were here. That place is always a hoot! I glad you took advantage of our bikes and cruised the neighborhood. Riverbend Park is just a 10 minute bike ride from Shadey Acres with some awesome bike trails, (they rent canoes and kayaks too!) Next year Kelly Slater Surf Park is opening just West of the Shadey A, it’s going to be awesome - one more great attraction so close to our luxury vacation rental! Well, see you all next time, Cheers, Marietta and Carlos.


Shea P. said...

May 20, 2018

Home away from home! Very comfortable

Date of Stay

May 13, 2018

Helpful votes: 0/0

We loved this house! The owners have thought of every amenity to make the stay as comfortable as can be. It was very clean, has plenty of room, and has things do to for both adults and kids. We enjoyed the pool, hot tub, and bumper pool table. Will definitely look for the opportunity to stay here again!

My Response

Dear Shea and family, Thank you for taking super care of Shadey Acres! I am glad you enjoyed the amenities of the house; we do our best to meet our guest’s needs so that they always feel right at home. I know we had some rain during your stay but I’m glad you were able to get some boating in to Peanut Island. I hope you were able to boat up the Intracoastal into Jupiter and tie up along Harbourside Place. It’s chockful of the wonderful shops and restaurants and further up the Jupiter River you can tie up to the famous Guanabana restaurant, all outside outside seating in a tropical garden, and the food is really good. Next spring (2019) The Kelly Slater Surf Ranch is scheduled to open: 80 acres with a 2,000 foot long man-made lake that will generate man-made waves perfect for hanging ten! It will literally be on the very western edge of Jupiter Farms, just a 10 minute drive from the house! Hope you spend your next Florida Vacation with us here at Shadey Acres Luxury Vacation Rental, there is so very much to do and see! Cheers, Marietta and Carlos


Gerald S. said...

Apr 10, 2018

Great Experience

Date of Stay

Mar 24, 2018

Helpful votes: 0/0

This was our 5th year staying at this property. We have consistently been impressed with the fact that we can just arrive and relax because we know that everything has been taken care of. Thanks, Marietta and Carlos. We have already booked for next year.

My Response

Dear Gerald, Joan and family, It's always great having you come and stay with us and we really look forward to seeing you all in 2019. Party on Sophie! Have a great year, see you soon, Cheers till then, Carlos and Marietta


Jenny A. said...

Mar 28, 2018

Perfect Getaway Location!

Date of Stay

Mar 16, 2018

Helpful votes: 0/0

Shadey Acres exceeded my expectations! Pictures do not do justice on the beauty of the property, size of the space and all the accommodations. This was the absolute perfect spot to spend a week with our family and friends. It was close to the Cardinal's Spring Training games, the beach and Jupiter has so many fun attractions. Thank you for sharing this gem! Jenny

My Response

Dear Jenny and family, Thanks for taking such good care of Shadey Acres. Carlos and I loved all the comments you and the family wrote in the guest books. Cardinal fans do love how close we are to Roger Dean Stadium. Coming back to the house after a game and relaxing pool side is what vacations are made for! I am glad you had some fun at the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary; I take my grandkids there all the time. It’s amazing the diversity of animals, birds and reptiles at this small local sanctuary. They even have habitats with the rare Florida Panthers, Bob Cats and Black Bears (Oh My!) Next time you come to visit, I hope you take advantage of some of the other great things to do in Jupiter, like Riverbend (Battlefield) Park, just 5 minutes from the house. Canoeing down the Loxahatchee River in the park is so peaceful and the natural surroundings are wonderful. You can rent canoes, kayaks and bikes right there at the park. You mentioned the Jupiter Lighthouse in your guest comments; did you get to visit the visit the Tindall Pioneer Homestead? Built in 1892, it’s the earliest Pioneer house still existing in Jupiter. The homestead gives a glimpse of early life of our brave pioneering families along the Loxahatchee River. The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Museum has a series of interactive exhibits chronicling the lives of Native Americans, early pioneers, Lighthouse keepers and more. The Museum and Gift Shop occupies the last remaining building (circa 1939), from an important World War II installation, code name Station J, a U.S. Naval Supplementary Radio Station. During World War II, it was used to locate the German submarines that were torpedoing our ships off the Florida coast! Wonderful shops and restaurants wind along the Intracoastal Waterway at Harbourside Place and up AIA along the Jupiter Inlet and Jupiter River. Utiki Beach is a great place to hang out, eat great food and boat/people/Light House watch. Next spring (2019) The Kelly Slater Surf Ranch is scheduled to open: 80 acres with a 2,000 foot long man-made lake that will generate man-made waves perfect for hanging ten! It will literally be on the very western edge of Jupiter Farms, just a 10 minute drive! Hope you spend your next Florida Vacation with us here at Shadey Acres Luxury Vacation Rental, there is so very much to do and see! Cheers, Marietta and Carlos


Cassie P. said...

Mar 19, 2018

Spring Training Trip

Date of Stay

Mar 10, 2018

Helpful votes: 0/0

My family (a group of 9 - 4 adults and 2 children) stayed here while on a Spring Training trip and the house was perfect. It's in a great location, very nice and clean and the pool was great to have. Would definitely recommend!

My Response

Hi Cassie and family, Thanks again for leaving the Shadey A in such great condition! I know you guys were here for Spring Training at the Roger Dean Stadium, but I hope you took advantage of some of the other attractions and around the Shadey A. The Busch Wildlife is so wonderful, a taste of the Florida that most of us will never see, with all the local flora and fauna, even black bears and Florida panthers! Many of my guests love the Loggerhead Marine Life Center, you can see the tanks with the huge loggerheads that are being healed and finally returned to the sea. From April to October you can even set up night time turtle walks to watch the turtles as they lay their eggs on the Jupiter shoreline. Next spring the family can go “Inland Surfing” where the surf is always up! Kelly Slater will be opening his famous Surf Ranch with a man-made surfing lake on an 80-acre park in the Western regions of Jupiter Farms, just minutes away from our Luxury Vacation Rental, Shadey Acres! KAWABUNGA !!! Of course canoeing, kayaking, biking and hiking are right in the neighborhood at the beautiful Riverbend Park. See deer, turkeys, and multiple species birds including nesting osprey. Alligators and turtles populate the many ponds and the Loxahatchee River. See all kinds of wildlife … in the wild! Visit the old farmstead, wood mill and the Seminole Village…Riverbend is really quite a place. And of course you can’t beat the shopping and eating at Harborside Plaza, Jupiter’s fantastic family center on the Intracoastal water way. Great shops and restaurants, a fountain for kids to play in a farmers market on Sundays. Every third Saturday of the month they have the Harborside Antique car exhibit with live bands in the amphitheater….. And it’s free (along with many other events and shows)! We hope to see you all on your next vacation. Cheers, Marietta and Carlos


Rebecca K. said...

Dec 31, 2017

Lovely home, relaxing location!

Date of Stay

Dec 15, 2017

Helpful votes: 0/0

We have stayed here 3 times over the past several years and always have a perfect vacation. This hidden jem is perfect for large families and pets. The house has a great kitchen and dining room with everything you need to be comfortable. The pool and patio are a dream; we spent most of our time there. The home owners have thought of every detail and were responsive at all times. Thanks for everything Marietta!!

My Response

Dear Rebecca and family, Thanks for coming back to Shadey Acres on your family vacations. We always appreciate the excellent care you take of our home. I am so glad you consider us a gem! I hope you take some time to visit the beautiful Riverbend Park that is right in our “back yard”. They have canoe and kayak rentals and it’s only a 10 minute bike ride from the house. They have built a new visitor center there that is really beautiful, and of course the wildlife is abundant and diversified, from gators, deer and turkeys to ospreys and eagle, it is quite the show. I know you all like Dubois Park but have you brought the dogs to Jupiter’s beautiful dog beach on the ocean? My dogs love it! Some more exciting news, early next year the Kelly Slater Surf Ranch will be opening up just behind Jupiter Farms. The 2,000-foot-long artificial lake will generate man-made waves perfect for hanging ten! One more great attraction so close to Shadey Acres! I hope we see you next year, have a blessed and joyful New Year! Fondly, Marietta and Carlos


Bladimir S. said...

Aug 22, 2017

Such a beautiful place, very clean with all the amenitie you need. Lovely pool with heated spa.

Date of Stay

Aug 15, 2017

Helpful votes: 0/0

Such a beautiful place to stay, my family and i felt in love with this home. Nice pool with heated spa, huge yard, multiple amenities, very clean. 20 min away from Jupiter beach and Dubois Lagoon. Will be back in the near future.

My Response

Dear Bladamir and family, Thanks for choosing Shadey Acres for your family vacation, and for taking such good care of our home. I am glad you visited our beautiful Jupiter beaches and the Lagoon, I hope you and the family were able to make time for some of the other close by attractions like Lion Country Safari where you are in the car and the animals roam free, and it’s only a short 35 minute drive from the Shadey A. Many of my guests and their families have enjoyed our world class water park, ‘The Rapids” that includes a wave pool, thirty-five water slides, including dual seven-story speed slides, and a quarter mile lazy river. A short drive , it's just minutes on I-95 to enjoy a full day of family fun. And coming soon to Jupiter: Kelly Slater’s Surf Ranch Florida with a man-made surfing lake on an 80-acre park just minutes from Shadey Acres. This will be a lot of family fun! We look forward to your next visit! Cheers, Marietta and Carlos


Cole P. said...

Aug 4, 2017

Wonderful, spacious property. Really enjoyed the pool and hot tub!

Date of Stay

Jul 29, 2017

Helpful votes: 0/0

Our family had a vacation to remember at this property. Enough room for everyone and plenty of entertainment from the game room to the pool and hot tub! Thoroughly enjoyed our stay!!

My Response

Dear Cole and family, Thanks so much for taking such wonderful care of Shadey Acres. I am so glad you made use of all the outdoor and indoor games and amenities we provide. I hope the bumper pool and Texas Holdem instructions, framed on the wall in our game room were helpful! Carlos said you mentioned going to the Loggerhead Marine Center to see the giant sea turtles. The attraction information we provide in our Welcome Book and our website Shadeya . com can make for some great trips into what one of our prior guest coined as, “the laid back vibe of Jupiter and Juno Beach”. Some other favorites of our guests are Riverbend Park and the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, both just minutes from the Shadey A. Next time be sure to visit the 1860 Jupiter Lighthouse, a waterfront Museum in the restored WWII Naval housing building that offers its local history exhibit, Five Thousand Years on the Loxahatchee. Outdoor exhibits include the Keeper's Workshop, Tindall Pioneer Homestead, Pennock Plantation Bell and Seminole Chickee. A Must See! After the museum relax at one of the fine inlet-front restaurants on the Jupiter Inlets South shore or go a mile south on US Hwy 1 to Harbourside Place for fine food and shopping. Looking forward to your next visit, With kind regards, Marietta and Carlos


Crystal E. said...

Jun 14, 2017

Awesome time!!

Date of Stay

Jun 7, 2017

Helpful votes: 0/0

The house was amazing! It's very roomy and accommodated all of us without being on top of each other. The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen had everything we needed. It's very close and convienent to everything and the pool was a big plus!! The owners were easy to communicate with and helped with any questions we had. Thanks for everything Marietta!! We will be back.....until next time:)

My Response

Dear Crystal and Team, Thank you all for leaving Shadey Acres in such great condition. I know you were here for the Baseball Tournaments at Roger Dean Stadium, but I hope you were able to enjoy some of the other great spots around Jupiter, like the Harbourside Place just minutes from Shadey Acres. Where there’s lots of live music, great eats and fun shopping. The Jupiter Cineopolis is also a favorite around here; watch your favorite movies in super comfortable reclining seats while getting served great food, snacks and drinks right at your seat! I noticed the bikes were used, taking the back way to Riverbend Park is such a great ride, I hope you found the maps I leave at the house to make the ride easy-peasy! Thanks again for choosing Shadey Acres Luxury Vacation Rental as your home away from home. Come on back soon! With Kind Regards, Marietta and Carlos


Julie L. said...

Jun 5, 2017

Perfect home for entertaining and relaxing!

Date of Stay  May 25, 2017

Helpful votes: 0/0

We chose this home based on many factors including previous reviews. The home, pool, and landscaping were all we could have asked for and more. We loved the pool, the kitchen was well appointed with lots of personal touches, the bedrooms were very comfortable. I especially liked views outside, lush tropical foliage, peaceful, quiet, just lovely. We will come back to Shadey Acres on our next visit to Jupiter!

My Response

Dear Julie and Family, Thank you for taking such great care of Shadey Acres! I am glad you enjoyed the amenities of the house; we try to anticipate our guest’s needs so that they feel at home right away. I hope you and family enjoyed a bike ride, the bike trail up to beautiful Riverbend Park is only a 15 minute ride from the property. On your next visit be sure to visit The Loggerhead Marine Center, its only about a 15 minute drive, located across from Juno Beach, and the giant loggerhead turtles recuperating there are a sight to see! I hope you took advantage of the great shopping, restaurants and live entertainment at Harbourside Place, Carlos and I particularly love the Native Visions Galleries there, it is really some spectacular artwork. Our guest book and website feature some great restaurants around town, one of our favorites for breakfast and lunch is Dukes Loggerhead Café on the Carlin Park beach. The atmosphere is beach casual and the food is gourmet. The popular Jupiter off-leash beach is right there at crossovers 25-59 a great place for your dog to get some quality beach time! We look forward to having you all back for your next Jupiter Vacation! With kind regards, Marietta and Carlos


Michael T. said...

May 21, 2017

Excellent in every way…

Date of Stay

May 9, 2017

Helpful votes: 0/0

Our family visited from out of town for our daughter's wedding...Everything was organized to the "t"...Marietta is extremely organized, a true professional and wonderful host. The house and property were perfect for our needs. Every family member was extremely happy and impressed with everything and many indicated that they wanted to rent this house again for future visits to Jupiter...

My Response

Dear Michael and family, Thank you so much for the care you took of Shadey Acres. We would love to have your family back again for a visit any time! I know you were all here for a family wedding but I hope you were able to take in some of the great hot spots in Jupiter, like Harbourside Place for live music on Fri/Sat nights and the Green Market on Sunday mornings. One of my favorite galleries is in Harbourside, Native Visions Galleries, just an incredible place to visit! There are so many activities in and around Shadey Acres, ride the Shadey A bikes through Riverbend Park and rent a canoe or kayak there, visit Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, or have a meal at some of our world class restaurants. Some local merchants; Pedego Electric Bikes Juno Beach and Blue Line Surf and Paddle offer discounts to Shadey Acre Guests. I would love to hear from your family, they can always go to Home Away- Property 3558067 – Shadey Acres, to post their review and tell us what they liked most about their stay at the house and in Jupiter. Congratulation on your Daughter’s wedding and thanks again for bringing your family to stay at Shadey Acres. With Kind Regards, Marietta and Carlos


Aarif R. said...

Apr 18, 2017

Amazing stay!

Date of Stay

Apr 7, 2017

Helpful votes: 0/0

You will feel right at home from the moment you walk through the doors. The level of care and hospitality that Marietta and Carlos put into our stay, from the welcome basket to the Oops basket, is unmatched! The house was spotless and beautifully maintained. There were 8 of us in total (6+2) and there was plenty of space for all of us. But the highlight of the stay was the pool and hot tub! It was tough to get the kids out of the water at the end of the day! A great play to relax and unwind! Overall, it was a great vacation and just what we needed. Highly recommended!Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Age 55+, Families with Teenagers.

My Response

Dear Aarif and family, Thanks again for taking such great care of the Shadey A. I am glad you guys enjoyed the level of detail and cleanliness my team always strives to attain. I have to confess that even though some of the most beautiful beaches in Florida are only 11 miles away many of my guests find the screened in pool and spa very hard to leave! We hope you had a chance to bring the kids to some of the local animal attractions like Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, (BWS) with their big cat Panther and Black Bear habitats, as well as almost all the other local fauna and flora including a boardwalk through a Cypress Swamp, habitats of Bobcats, Gators, all the Florida Birds, Raccoons, Deer, Bald Eagles and the list goes on and on and BWS is only about 8 miles from the Shadey A. The Loggerhead Marine Life Center (LMC) is also a great place to visit. The rescued Sea Turtles are really something to see, and if you’re lucky you may get to see a release back into the ocean, it’s a really big deal around here. Check out the LIVE TURTLE CAM on my ShadeyA website, click on the area attractions page and then Loggerhead MC in the dropdown and you can watch Waffle who is in his tank recuperating right now! And too top it off; both LMC and Busch Wildlife are free to visit! I know you mentioned you were heading into town for some shopping; I hope you had a chance to stop at Harbourside Place to experience some of the fine dining and shops there. The Gardens Mall and Downtown PGA are just minutes from Shadey Acres and also chock-full of places to shop and eat! There are so many great places in and around Jupiter, on your next visit be sure to take in some more. I have some good leads on my webpage “Shadeya . com” to help you plan your trip. Hope to see you and the family again soon, With warm regards, Marietta and Carlos


Gerald S. said...

Apr 5, 2017

The best.

Date of Stay

Mar 24, 2017

Helpful votes: 0/0

Wonderful facility and amenities.

My Response

Dear Gerald, Joan and family, Thanks for coming back to the Shadey A…. for four seasons now… and we are looking forward to having you back again next year. I am glad you have found Shadey Acres to be a home away from home while you are vacationing here in beautiful Jupiter. I guess by now you have experienced the natural beauty of Riverbend Park, just a bike ride away. If you haven’t as yet, next year be sure to bring your granddaughter to the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, such an interesting little sanctuary so close to Shadey Acres and chock full of Florida wildlife and fauna....Bobcats and Panthers and Bears OH MY! I know that after 4 years of coming here you have seen Jupiter grow in such interesting ways, the new and exciting Harbourside Place right on the Intra Coastal Waterway, part of the new River Walk that winds under the bridge and past the galleries, restaurants and shops! Have a wonderful summer and Holiday Season up North and we will welcome you all back again next year! Very fondly, Marietta and Carlos


Craig T. said...

Mar 28, 2017

Look No Further

Date of Stay

Mar 17, 2017

Helpful votes: 0/0

What can I say that I haven't already said in previous reviews? Fantastic home for families. Plenty of room in the house and on the grounds. Beautiful setting outside by the pool. Gracious, helpful owners provide everything you need. Our family has stayed at Shadey Acres on multiple occasions and we never want to leave. It's always the quickest week of the year.

My Response

Dear Craig, Brenda and family, Once again we are so happy to have you and your family back at the Shadey A. I hope you all had some fun cruising the neighborhood and nearby Riverbend Park on the bikes we have in the barn. It looks like next year internationally famous surfer Kelly Slater will be opening SURF RANCH FLORIDA, a world-class, man-made surfing lake which will provide consistent waves and a safe environment for public recreational and competition purposes right in the back of the farms, just 10 miles away from the house. The girls will get a kick out of that place, it sounds like tons of fun. I hope you got to take in the Loggerhead Marine Life Center, those giant turtles are something to see, (and the little wash back babies are so cute)! Of course going to the movies is always fun and the luxurious Jupiter Cinepolis makes it even more fun with home theatre style reclining lounges and gourmet food service right to your seat, I really like that place. I know you guys like to hang at Shadey’s pool and heated spa and barbeque dinner on the Lanai, it’s part of what makes this your winter home away from home. I hope we see you again on your next vacation, have a wonderful year and happy holidays, Fondly, Marietta and Carlos


Tim G. said...

Mar 19, 2017

Great vacation home and nicest owners

Date of Stay

Mar 3, 2017

Helpful votes: 0/0

This was our third stay, Marietta and Carlos never disappoint, home was sparkling upon arrival and everything we needed for two weeks of rest and relaxation was ready for us. We are already planning next visit and hope some family are able to join us then, they love this place as much as we do. Tim and Linda G

My Response

Dear Tim and Linda, Thanks again for the care you give the Shadey A when you come to visit; it’s always a pleasure having you folks! I know traditionally you spend a lot of time at the Roger Dean Stadium for the spring training of the Cardinals but I hope you had time to visit Harbourside Place by the bridge in Jupiter for shopping, free concerts, green markets and great restaurants! I’m so glad you love to hangout on the Lanai by our heated pool and spa for barbecues after the games but if you haven’t been there already may I suggest that on your next visit you can take some weekend time and take a ride on one of the many tour boats that travel around Jupiter on the Intracoastal Waterway. A close up of some of the beautiful homes on Jupiter Island and our historic Jupiter Lighthouse are some of the highlights. We are looking forward to having you next time, like us on Shadey Acres FB page for upcoming events and specials and check in at shadeya . com for more info, events and attractions in and around Jupiter and PBC. See you next time, Marietta and Carlos


Julie B. said...

Mar 5, 2017

Better than Expected

Date of Stay

Feb 26, 2017

Helpful votes: 0/0

Shades Acres was perfect in every way. You can tell the owners like to accommodate their guests. Very clean house and pool. Although it was just the two of us, this facility could easily host multiple couples or families and children. Loved it! We hope to go back next year.Recommended for: People with Disabilities, Families with Young Children, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers.

My Response

Dear Julie and Mark, Thank you so much for the care you took of Shadey Acres. I am so glad you took notice of how well my team cleans the house and property; and I will make sure to pass along your praise. We do have many large families and groups of friends come to the Shadey A, but many couples like you come to enjoy the romantic pool and serenity, the bikes and the beautiful neighborhood. We are also in a great spot for Eco-Vacations, Riverbend Park is just a ten minute bike ride from the house and you can rent canoes, kayaks and walk or run the many paths throughout the park. Enjoy the old time Florida setting while meeting up with deer, hawks, owls, osprey and wild turkey on the trails and watch alligators and turtles in the many rivers and lakes. There are many horseback riding facilities nearby if you’d like to take a ride through some beautiful country. Take the 11 minute drive to the beach and you can go paddle boarding, rent a boat or Jet Ski, do some hang gliding or just enjoy the sun and waves at some of the most beautiful beaches in Florida. Book a day on one of the dive boats or deep sea fishing boats that take off from the Jupiter inlet. We look forward to your return! See you next time, Marietta and Carlos


Barbara G. said...

Feb 8, 2017

Beautiful home and property.

Date of Stay

Jan 31, 2017

Helpful votes: 0/0

Shadey Acres was truly a wonderful surprise! The beautiful home, grounds and spa/pool were clean and a pleasure. The owners went above and beyond from the welcome treat basket, wonderful body washes and shampoos and even a dog toy. Anyone looking for a wonderful Jupiter, Florida vacation should truly rent this home, you will not be disappointed.

My Response

Dear Nina, Thank you for taking time to give us this lovely review. I am so glad you and your big family enjoyed Shadey Acres over the holidays. The heated pool and spa in our screened lanai are always a favorite of our guests. I hope you all made use of our bikes to ride the neighborhood and the beautiful bike paths of Riverbend Park, just minutes by bike from the Shadey A. The fun of Shadey Acres is that although it’s very private in its tropical country setting, in only 15 minutes you can be at the best beaches, the Juno fishing pier or hop a water taxi and tour the Intracoastal Waterway. Charter a deep sea fishing tour out of the Jupiter Inlet for the day and come back and have dinner at one of the great restaurants that are located just across of the Lighthouse on the inlet. For even more family fun you can rent an electric bike at Pedego Juno Beach and take a tour of Jupiter with the family, if you get tired switch to electric power with these great bikes! If golfing is a family favorite, enjoy a game of golf at one of the numerous public and private courses nearby, including the PGA National Resort and Spa, famous for hosting the Honda Classic Tournament in early March. And by the beach enjoy a game of mini Golf for the whole family; spend the afternoon at the Lighthouse Cove Adventure Mini-Golf and Burger Shack! There is so much to do in and around Jupiter; I hope you and your group come back again for more fun next year! Have a happy and healthy 2017. Cheers, Marietta and Carlos!


Mary B. said...

Jan 20, 2017

Beautiful home. Impeccably clean and all the amenities! The heated pool and hot tub were the best!

Date of Stay

Jan 11, 2017

Helpful votes: 0/0

5 out of 5

My Response

Dear Mary and family, I am so glad you enjoyed your time at Shadey A and thanks for taking such good care of our home. I’m pleased that Reid got use of the baby accoutrements we keep on site; I know it’s helpful to have a pack n play, high chair, stroller and baby plates and spoons at your vacation rental when you travel with a baby! Next time you come you should make use of our bikes and take a ride around our beautiful neighborhood and Riverbend Park, which is only a few minutes bike ride away! I hope you all had the time to visit Harbourside Place by the bridge in Jupiter; there is always something going on there, free concerts, green markets and great restaurants and shopping! You had mentioned you were going to Lion Country Safari, I hope you snagged the family discount coupons I have on the Shadeya . com website, it really offers a great saving! We are looking forward to having you next time, like us on Shadey Acres fb page for upcoming events and specials and check in at shadeya . com for more info, events and attractions in and around Jupiter and PBC. Cheers, Marietta and Carlos


Barbara R. said...

Jan 1, 2017

2016 Christmas in Florida

Date of Stay

Dec 23, 2016

Helpful votes: 0/0

Wonderful time spent with family. Home was beautiful and had all the amenities we needed.

My Response

Dear Barbara, Thanks so much for the care your family took of Shadey Acres during their stay. It’s wonderful for us that your being a local here in the Jupiter area with a big family that lives out of state, Shadey Acres could serve as the home away from home for your 13 family members during the holidays. I want to share with you a really nice comment that your family was kind enough to write in our guest book: “We can’t thank you enough for providing us the perfect home to spend our Christmas vacation. All the details you have provided us from the coffee, paper products, to the games and comfortable beds – it was perfect. The layout of your home is perfect for all the people we had here – no one was on top of each other. The pool & hot tub was used daily and we just had a fabulous time. We would love to return next year. Happy New Year!” Carlos and I are looking forward to seeing you all on your next family get-together!


Keith F. said...

Dec 27, 2016

A Slice of Heaven

Date of Stay

Dec 16, 2016

Helpful votes: 0/0

What can we say that hasn't been said before. Staying at Marietta and Carlos's Shadey Acres was an absolute pleasure. Marietta was incredibly pleasant and prompt right from our first inquiry, and it was great to know that they were there any time we needed them. The house itself is a true slice of heaven to stay in. Everything you need for an enjoyable stay is provided. A major highlight is the superb pool and hot tub. Everyone has already described the great screens and planting that keep the pool and tub clean, usable and private. A great place to spend the evening after a hard day. It was great to meet Marietta and Carlos at the exhibition we were in Florida to open - Illuminating the Deep at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta until March 4, 2017. They were great company. Don't hesitate for a moment to make Shadey Acres your home for your vacation - we can't recommend it highly enough.

My Response

Dear Keith, Thanks so much for the care you took of Shadey Acres. Since this was a working week for you I know you didn’t have much time to sight see around the area. On your next visit I hope you use our bicycles and take a ride around the neighborhood and the beautiful Riverbend Battleground Park and Cypress Creek South Natural Area that is only a few of miles away and accessible by bike paths. Riverbend Park also has canoe and kayak rentals so you can cruise the wilds of Florida on the Loxahatchee River. While you were working in nearby Tequesta, I hope you had the time to visit our premier shopping and restaurants located at Harbourside Place, right on the water in Jupiter next to the bridge. On your next visit take in some of the attractions, shopping and museums listed in our Welcome Book provided at the residence. Thank you again for inviting us to the opening of ILLUMINATING THE DEEP, at the Lighthouse Art Center in Tequesta. The show was beautiful and fascinating. I am putting a post on the Shadey Acres FB page so my future guests know to take some time to visit this significant collection of undersea exploration and contemporary photography and graphics. Thanks again for coming, have a Happy and Healthy New Year! Cheers, Marietta and Carlos


Dorothy C. said...

Nov 30, 2016

Relaxing Retreat!

Date of Stay

Nov 20, 2016

Helpful votes: 0/0

This was our second stay at Marietta and Carlos' comfortable and spacious home in Jupiter Farms in the last two years. Our evening arrival was greeted by music, soft lights and a basket of treats, a welcome respite from a long day of driving. Our college aged kids retreated to the guest bedrooms and game room on "their" side of the house, separated from the master bedroom by a huge kitchen and large family room. This is a great location for us as we were in town to celebrate Thanksgiving with family members in the Jupiter area. It is also close to the beaches, shopping and recreation while maintaining a secluded, private setting surrounded by lush landscaping. We enjoyed relaxing in the pool and hot tub and having meals under the lanai, as well as riding bikes. Marietta and Carlos are gracious and attentive hosts focused on accommodating their guests needs. We highly recommend this home to those wanting a relaxing retreat in beautiful Jupiter. Dorothy and Ed

My Response

Dear Dorothy, Ed and family, Thank you for coming back to the Shadey A to spend your holidays this year! You guys take such great care of our home, we really appreciate that. I am glad you enjoyed your stay, maybe next time you can all rent a canoe or kayaks at the Riverbend park, it’s just a short bike ride from Shadey Acres. The Loxahatchee River is awesome! There are also some really great cruise tours on the Intra-Coastal Waterway in Jupiter that are really a good time. We even have Diva Duck Amphibious Tours (It’s a Bus, It’s a Boat) just minutes away in West Palm Beach! Check out my website at shadeya. com for more info about them and many other attractions in and around Jupiter. Hope we see you all for your next vacation, have Happy Holidays and a Joyous and Blessed New Year! Fondly, Marietta and Carlos


Amy B. said...

Oct 24, 2016

Lovely home with excellent amenities

Date of Stay

Oct 18, 2016

Helpful votes: 0/0

Looked even better in person! Great amenities offered to make your stay truly like you are home away from home. Not limited al all--whatever we needed they had. Pool and hot tub was great and enjoyed meals out on the enclosed lanai near the pool. Wonderful stay and highly recommend this property.

My Response

Dear Amy, I am so glad you and your group enjoyed Shadey Acres and the extra touches our team works so hard to provide. Next time I hope you all make use of our bicycles and take a ride around the lovely neighborhood and the beautiful Riverbend Battleground Park that is only a few of miles away and accessible by bike paths. Riverbend Park also has canoe and kayak rentals so you can cruise the wilds of Florida on the Loxahatchee River. I hope you visited our premier shopping and restaurants located at Harbourside Place, right on the water in Jupiter, and visited some of the attractions, shopping and museums listed in our Welcome Book, provided at the residence. Don’t forget to like us on the Shadey Acres face book page for notice of upcoming Promo’s and events in and around Jupiter. We are always adding info to our shadeya website, so keep checking in. We look forward to your next visit, Regards, Marietta and Carlos


Rola A. said...

Oct 17, 2016

Felt like a home away from home. Relaxing

Date of Stay

Oct 9, 2016

Helpful votes: 0/0

House is great, comfortable. Second stay and loved it. Whole family enjoyed it including the dogs!

My Response

Dear Rola and family, Thank you for coming back to our home again and taking such great care of the Shadey A. We love that you and your local family and friends use Shadey Acres as a place you can all gather to be together while you are here in Jupiter. I know your mom loves the heated spa and screened in pool. I travel with my dogs too and I know how good it is to have such a comfortable pet friendly venue to bring your best friends to. The beautiful Jupiter Dog Beach is only 12 miles away….. perfect place for an Master/BF romp in the sand! Be sure to check out our web site Shadeya for lots more pictures and info in and around Shadey Acres. LIKE US at Shadey Acres for upcoming events and specials. We will be looking forward to your next stay. With kind regards, Marietta and Carlos Alvarez


Steve R. said...

Jul 28, 2016

This was the best vacation stay ever!

Date of Stay

Jul 18, 2016

Helpful votes: 0/0

When we arrived we were impressed with the neighborhood, the entrance to the house as well as the yard. After getting inside we were welcomed with soft music and a basket full of goodies on the counter. Not only did we have a full kitchen including dishes and silverware, we also had a dishwasher which made cleanup easy. Marietta and Carlos had provided all the little things you take for granted having at home, salt, pepper, paper towels, zip-lock bags... you name it. The pool/hot tub was the highlight of the stay because it was so nice that no one wanted to even go to the ocean. In the evenings, we were able to have cozy family nights together in the game room which had a lot of different games to offer. The bicycles in the barn gave us an additional experience that we wouldn't have been able to get anywhere else. Overall this was the best vacation we've ever had and we owe all the credit to the care and thoughtfulness of our hosts. We will definitely be back and I will urge anyone I know to visit Shadey Acres for a guaranteed fun chocked full of unforgettable memories.

My Response

Dear Steve and family & friends,  Let me start by thanking you and your large group for the great care you took of Shadey Acres, we look forward to your next visit!  I’m glad you rode the bikes around our beautiful neighborhood; I hope you took advantage of the extensive bike trails in the Riverbend Park (awarded Certificates for Excellence for 2015 and 2016), which is only a 10 minute bike ride from the Shadey A. The trails wind through old time Natural Florida and along beautiful streams and ponds. See Deer, Wild Turkey, Fox, Osprey and Eagles along with so many more critters in their natural habitat. Special events and demonstrations provide a unique living history experience in the authentically-constructed Seminole Village and Pioneer Homestead. Bike or drive over and rent a canoe or kayak from the Canoe Outfitters, right there in the park and paddle around the extensive waterways throughout the park or up to Trader Nelsons old homestead.  We are happy to know the kids enjoyed the pool and outdoor toys and games, the Shadey Acres property has such great areas to play!  I hope you had a chance to take advantage of some of the great attractions nearby, The Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, just 10 minutes from the property, is alive with local flora and fauna, including an actual cypress swamp walk way and live natural animal exhibits that include Florida Panthers, Black Bears, Bobcats, Eagles, Gators, Birds, reptiles, raccoons and so much more!   The Loggerhead Marine Life Center over in Juno Beach is amazing! Turtles huge and small have been rescued and released from this facility, with big tanks that you can get up close and personal with these gentle beings. Both the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary and the Loggerhead Marine Center are FREE!  Check out our onsite Guestbook and our website at shadeya com for information about the area, great eateries around town, shopping and events at Harbourside Place and in and around Palm Beach to plan your next vacation.  Be sure to like us, Shadey Acres, to see special offers and upcoming events.  Thanks again, see you all next time, Regards, Marietta and Carlos


Landon M. said...

Jul 10, 2016

Great stay in tropical paradise

Date of Stay

Jun 20, 2016

Helpful votes: 0/0

This was a great place my family to vacation. Everything you could possibly need to start your stay was provided. The welcome basket is a great touch; you just don't see at other places. Would recommend this lovey home to any who are looking for a nice vacation. Thanks M ac & Janice Mccraw

My Response

Dear Janice and Mac, Thanks to you and the family for taking such good care of Shadey Acres. I am so glad you all enjoyed the pool and pool toys. I hope your kids and grandkids took a ride around the neighborhood on our Shadey Acre bikes, there are so many great bike paths and of course the Riverbend Park right there in the neighborhood has an extensive bike trail. I’m glad you and Mac got in some good fishing at the beach and Juno Fishing Pier. I hope you all took advantage of some of the great restaurants and entertainment at Harbourside Place, down in Jupiter, with the Sunday Farmers Market right under the bridge. We will be looking forward to your next stay, don’t forget to go to www .shadeya. com to plan your next trip, we have lots of ideas there.  Regards, Marietta and Carlos


Marybeth F. said...

Jun 25, 2016

Love this place!!!

Date of Stay

Jun 13, 2016

Helpful votes: 1/0

Shadey Acres was impeccable and had everything and more for the most relaxing vacation ever! We enjoyed everything about the property. The home, pool, and hot tub provided our family the get away of our dreams. We enjoyed playing games in the pool and having meals outside on the patio. We even learned how to play bumper pool and throughly enjoyed it. The landscaping around the pool and property is impeccable - lush and beautiful! There was plenty of nature to enjoy right on the property. We left the property a few times to enjoy the beach and other activities (trail ride, go carting, and local restaurants). We truly had the most relaxing vacation ever and I did not want to leave at the end of our stay. We will be back....and soon!

My Response

Dear Mary Beth and Family, Thanks again for taking such good care of the Shadey A. I am so glad you made use of all the outdoor and indoor games and amenities we provide, and that the bumper pool instructions framed on the wall in our game room helped you to learn the game! From your review and comments in our guest book, it looks like you made use of the attraction information we provide in our Welcome Book and our website www. Shadeya. com and made some great trips into what you coined, “the laid back vibe of Jupiter and Juno Beach”. The Loggerhead Marine Life Center and Busch Wildlife Sanctuary are always favorites of our guests. Next time be sure to visit the 1860 Jupiter Lighthouse, a waterfront Museum in the restored WWII Naval housing building that offers its local history exhibit, Five Thousand Years on the Loxahatchee. Outdoor exhibits include the Keeper's Workshop, Tindall Pioneer Homestead, Pennock Plantation Bell and Seminole Chickee. A Must See! After the museum relax at one of the fine inlet-front restaurants on the Jupiter Inlets South shore or go a mile south on US Hwy 1 to Harbourside Place for fine food and shopping. Looking forward to your next visit, Regards, Marietta and Carlos


Anonymous said...

Jun 7, 2016

Absolutely beautiful.

Date of Stay

Jun 1, 2016

Helpful votes: 0/0

I hesitated to give a review, if I keep a secret it may be available for my next visit. If you choose this property, you may never get any sight seeing done. It has everything and more. The owners have provided a spacious home, tastefully decorated, comfortable for a large extended family. We were surprised by all the supplies provided, even a gift for our Beagle upon arriving. A call made about an issue resulted in their coming right over and correcting it. They were incredibly friendly and responsive, they apologized and got the repair done ASAP Looking for fun, the pool was equipped with balls, floats. Games, football basketball, soccerball, bikes and corn hole; there is something for everyone. If you want to scope out local attractions, a book is on the desk giving details and directions. There is quite a lot to see near this home, but returning to relax on this property is a dream.

My Response

Dear Lisa and Family, Thanks again for taking such great care of Shadey Acres. I glad you enjoyed our attention to details, our team works hard to make that happen! Next time stay a bit longer so you can take advantage of the bike trails in beautiful Riverbend Park, which is just around a few corners with a back entrance right in the neighborhood. I hope you had time to visit some of the great restaurants in and around Jupiter. Harbourside Place offers fine dining and great shopping. Listen to live music, practice Tai Chi or Yoga, and visit the green market. And guess what? All free! Parking is a breeze too, and just minutes away from Shadey Acres so don’t miss it. Check out events and attractions around town and some of the best eateries at our website www . shadeya . com. Don’t forget to like us on face book. See you next time! Regards, Marietta and Carlos


Linda S. said...

May 17, 2016

Beautiful oasis with spectacular amenities!

Date of Stay

Apr 28, 2016

Helpful votes: 0/0

Shadey Acres was "as advertised" ... and so much more. Immaculate home with great layout, beautiful screened pool and waterfall hot tub, lush landscaping. The kitchen and bath supplies/amenities were nicer than any rental (and we've done a lot of them), lots of towels, beach chairs/toys .... pretty much anything you could think of was there for you. Great home base for visiting Jupiter lighthouse, beach and nearby attractions. Loved the sea turtle rescue center and dining along the Jupiter inlet. Great home with caring hosts; highly recommend.

My Response

Thank you so much for taking such good care of our home. I’m glad you enjoyed the pool, everyone loves the heated spa. If you didn’t have time to bike ride to our beautiful Riverbend Park, maybe you can do that next time. We like to rent canoes there and paddle up the lovely Loxahatchee River. Thank you for appreciating all the amenities, my team and I take special care to see that all our guests needs are met, you may have even noticed our Oops Basket! We look forward to having you and your family back in the future. Fondly, Marietta and Carlos


Laraine G. said...

May 17, 2016

Great vacation resort!

Date of Stay

Apr 28, 2016

Helpful votes: 0/0

What a great vacation resort for relaxing in your own pool, to exploring for adventures, to resting on the beach. Look at the Visitor’s Guide that was prepared for the visitor’s to peruse. It has everything listed from places to see and explore, great restaurants in the area, local stores for shopping, etc. There really is nothing you shall need or want that is not provided in your stay. Enjoy!

My Response

Dear Laraine, I’m so glad you and your cousins enjoyed your reunion. Thanks for taking such good care of our home. I’m glad you made use of the Guest Book we provide that gives you an overview of the house and the area restaurants and attractions and even local Doctors, Vets and Churches. We have lots more information at our website shadeya. com too. It’s good you got to visit our beautiful inlet beach, and you all dined at Utiki, just across the inlet from the Lighthouse, it’s one of the local favorites. I hope you all found time to do some shopping at the beautiful Gardens Mall, minutes from Shadey Acres. I know that it's so fun cooking, swimming and relaxing at the house, but we do have a wonderful Cineopolis Movie theater just 15 minutes away, you can order a meal and drink in your reclined seat while watching your favorite movies! Maybe next time!

Fondly, Marietta and Carlos


Louisa C. said...

May 17, 2016

Serenity and relaxation

Date of Stay

Apr 28, 2016

Helpful votes: 0/0

Serenity and relaxation awaits you at this wonderful home and location! We had an amazing time here and enjoyed the amenities of fine bed linen, heated pool and spa, well-equipped kitchen, bicycles for recreational rides and close proximity to fun sight seeing. We ( 8 cousins) went boating, visiting museums, good restaurants close by and shopping! All was within minutes of our beautiful extra clean vacation house! I will visit this spot again! Everything was immaculate, but most enjoyed the very comfortable beds and quality linen! Thank you to great hosts! Yes, I would highly recommend this beautiful home to friends and family.

My Response

Dear Louisa, I am so glad you and your group enjoyed the comfort and tranquility of our home and I know you ladies are all gourmet cooks so I’m pleased you found all you needed in the Shadey A kitchen! It’s good to hear you took advantage of the site seeing. It’s fun that you had a Freedom Boat Club member in your group so you could boat to Harbourside Place and experience the great food and ambiance at the waterside there. I’m glad you took time to see the Loggerhead Marine Life Center, it’s such an amazing place, the sea turtles are really beautiful. Next time you should try Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, we have Florida Panthers, black bears and all kinds of local wildlife there and it’s only about 10 minutes from the Shadey Acres. As you found out, our Jupiter Beaches are very beautiful; I hope you got some fabulous pictures. Stay in touch at our site shadeya. com for upcoming events and specials! We look forward to your return, Fondly, Marietta and Carlos


Lillian M. said...

May 14, 2016

Complete vacation resort

Date of Stay

Apr 28, 2016

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This air-conditioned, multi-bedroom, resort home with screened pool/jacuzzi is conveniently located near I-95 and minutes from many attractions (lighthouse, museums, nature parks, beach, restaurants, and shopping malls). In addition, Jupiter is only a 2 hour drive to Orlando, home of Disney World and Universal Studios. The facility is in immaculate condition, and is fully equipped with linens, towels, cooking equipment. This resort home was complete, making our vacation perfect!

My Response

Dear Lillian and Nick, Thank you so much for the great care you and your family took of the Shadey A. I am glad you took advantage of the many attractions, restaurants and shopping Jupiter and the surrounding areas offer. I hope you found our detailed Guest Book and our www. Shadeya.com website helpful in planning your trip. I’m glad your group took advantage of the bicycles we have in the barn, I hope your ride around the neighborhood and Riverbend Park was fun! I know you and your wife mentioned you like golf, next time check out our website for local golf courses and tee times, you can make a reservation right online! www. shadeya. com / golf-jupiter.html. Looking forward to next time, Regards, Marietta and Carlos


Craig T. said...

Apr 5, 2016

As Good As It Gets

Date of Stay

Mar 20, 2016

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There's a reason we are repeat vacationers at Shadey Acres. First and foremost, the owners. Marietta and Carlos couldn't be better hosts, they have thought of everything to make your stay worry free. If you need it, they likely already have it on the property. I'm not one for long winded reviews, but we really could go on and on about Shadey Acres. From the spacious interior layout, to the tropical paradise that is the lanai, pool and beautiful landscaping surrounding the property. Bikes, sporting equipment, etc. I wish we had a horse that we could board there and ride while in Jupiter Farms. Perfect for anyone. Couples, families, teams, groups, you name it. Marietta and Carlos, we'll see you in 2017. Stayed 03/21/2016-03/28/2016

My Response

Dear Craig, Brenda and Family, Thanks so much for being “repeat vacationers”- it’s the best rating we can receive from our guests! Carlos and I are glad you enjoy the toys, bikes and amenities at the Shadey A. As far as horseback riding goes, you don’t have to bring your own horse, we have gotten some very good reviews of the local stables in our area that offer really nice trail rides. The guests who commented range from younger folks to some of our Senior guests, the stables have appropriate mounts and rides for everyone. We have some options for neighborhood stables and lots of other fun stuff to do in our Welcome Book, (a great resource for our guests). We also offer an extended list of attractions and events in and around Jupiter look in “Area Attractions” and “Around Town” tabs at www. Shadeya. Com See you all next year, Fondly, Marietta and Carlos


Date of Stay

Dec 26, 2015

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Marietta and Carlos are the most accommodating hosts in my experience! They have made their property one that truly becomes your home during your stay. So many details are thought out and provided-for -- as soon as you wonder where something may be, it is right in front of you or there is a placard with information about what you are looking for. Eleven family members had room to spread out in the house and on the property, and it never felt crowded when we gathered together either!! I would love to stay there again, and will recommend "Shady A" to anyone else visiting Jupiter or West Palm. My favorite spot -- morning coffee on the "lizard porch" attached to one of the barns:)

My Response

Dear Friends, First let me thank you all for taking such good care of the Shadey A. From the comments in the guest books, I can tell you all had a wonderful time at the house and in the pool and hot tub! I and my team try to make your stay as homey and seamless as possible, I’m glad you found everything you needed there. We love the Lizard Porch too, and many of our guests feel the same. As a matter of fact, one of the guests first named it for the little lizards that run through the jasmine plants! I’m glad you all got to visit our beautiful Jupiter beaches and I hope you took advantage of the great restaurants and shopping areas that are just minutes away from Shadey Acres. Be sure to check out our website www.shadeya. com for “Shadey Deals” and happenings and events in the area and don’t forget to like us on Face book. Looking forward to your next visit, Regards, Marietta and Carlos


Stephanie G. said...

Jan 5, 2016

Merry Christmas to us in Shadey Acres!

Date of Stay

Dec 18, 2015

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Upon arrival we were welcomed to a clean, refreshing home with soft Christmas music playing, tis the season. The Christmas tree was set up, decorated, with beautiful colored lights and there was a huge basket full of goodies for our hungry travelers. All eight of our children rushed in to find the room where they were each going to sleep, then they grabbed a snack and poured their selves a glass of water. It wasn't long before some were playing board games, others lounging on the beds and couches, and a few went straight to the pool. We all felt welcomed and right at home from the minute we walked in the door. We have never experienced a "home away from home" that was more inviting. Marietta had to come out to help us with the internet and she was prompt, courteous, and completely noninvasive. We felt the love and pride that the owners put into this home. We would recommend this home to anyone, a couple or large family, looking to explore or visit South Florida area! Thank you Marietta and Carlos for sharing your lovely home!

My Response

Hi Lee and Family, Let me begin as I always like to do by thanking you for the special care you and your husband and EIGHT kids took of Shadey Acres. You really have a beautiful family and I hope we can welcome you all back again! I’m so glad you enjoyed your Christmas Holidays at Shadey Acres and that you took the opportunity to visit the beautiful beaches and some of the great attractions, like Busch Wildlife Sanctuary that are so nearby. I hope you were able to stop in at Riverbend Park, right there in the neighborhood; there are such good biking and hiking trails there. I am glad the older boys made use of the basketball hoop and all the yard toys and games, got in some bike riding and of course bumper pool. I'm glad baby sis played with the table toy and hopefully she got a few nice stroller rides! I know some of the little guys had fun with all the pool toys because when I stopped by they were whooping it up in the pool… Such fun! We wish you a healthy happy New Year and I hope you come visit Shadey Acres again on you next vacation. Fondly, Marietta and Carlos


Glen W. said...

Nov 21, 2015

The Perfect House

Date of Stay

Nov 2, 2015

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Our adult baseball team comes to Jupiter every year for the NABA World Series -- this is the 2nd time we've stayed at Shadey Acres and things couldn't have been better! The property is beautiful and big enough for your privacy. It has all the amenities and more. The owners are near-by and very accessible -- we got instant response for all of our inquiries...and they're very caring...upon our arrival we found a plate of baseball-decorated jelly donuts to wish us luck in the tournament. I have nothing but good things to say about our entire experience! Thank you! Lord willing, we'll all be back next year to do it again!

My Response

Dear Glen and The Phillies, Thanks so much for the care that you all took of Shadey Acres. We look forward to having you and the team back any time! As you know Roger Dean Stadium is just minutes from Shadey Acres, and aside of hosting the Naba World Series, it's also the Spring Training Home for the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals. FYI, in 2017 a new $144 million stadium will be built just south of 45th Street on the east side of Haverhill Road, (about 25 minutes from Shadey Acres), and is intended to become the spring training home of the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals. Party on! I know you all come for the baseball, but maybe when you plan your next family vacation come on down, so you can visit some of the places of interest in and around Jupiter, like biking or taking a canoe through Riverbend Park, taking a drift fishing charter out of the Jupiter inlet or visiting the many museums and attractions that are just minutes from the Shadey A. Carlos and I wish you and your families a wonderful Holiday Season and a Happy and Healthy New Year!


Rola A. said...

Oct 19, 2015

Amazing vacation home

Date of Stay

Oct 8, 2015

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The property was spacious, clean, comfortable and the perfect home away from home. My family and dogs loved it all. All our needs were met. House was well stocked and very well cared for. I definitely will recommend to all my friends. Only one thing to consider, maybe make the pool dog friendly i know my pups would have loved to swim too. Beautiful home and wonderful accomodating hosts/owner.

My Response

Dear Rola, I know by your review and comments in our guest book that you were very happy with your stay at Shadey Acres, the property and our team’s careful attention to detail and cleanliness to make your stay as perfect as we can. I am sorry you were disappointed that your dogs could not swim in the pool. Our rule that forbids pets from swimming in the pool has to do with State of Florida Health Department guidelines and consideration for hygiene for the next guests who are coming in. However, I’m glad you took the dogs to the Jupiter Dog Beach, it is certainly one of the most beautiful beaches around and so close to Shadey Acres. I hope you and the family made use of the bikes in the barn to ride around beautiful Riverbend Park and the many bike paths through our Jupiter Farms neighborhood. Hopefully you had time to go to some of the world class shopping places like the Gardens Mall and fine restaurants that are all only minutes away from the property. Maybe on your next visit you can check out the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary or rent a canoe in Riverbend Park to paddle up the Loxahatchee River. Thank you for taking such good care of the Shadey A, we will looking forward to you and your family coming back to visit Shadey Acres again soon, With kind regards, Marietta and Carlos Alvarez


Kelly C. said...

Oct 12, 2015

Very Home-like feel!

Date of Stay

Sep 30, 2015

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Was a perfect place to stay for my families needs. The home owners were very welcoming and friendly. We would highly consider coming back again!!

My Response

Dear Kelly and family, Thank you for taking such good care of Shadey Acres! I am so glad you found that the many amenities and spacious rooms at Shadey Acres met all your family’s needs. Aside of spending time in our screened pool and heated spa, I hope you had some time to make use of our bikes and enjoyed riding around the many bike trails in the neighborhood and Riverbend Park and got to visit some of the attractions for the kids like Busch Wildlife Sanctuary and the Loggerhead Marine Wildlife center down by the beach in Juno. Hopefully you were able to sample some of the fine restaurants in the Jupiter area and shopping at the new Palm Beach Outlets mall just minutes from the Shadey A. We are looking forward to having you come and visit again on your next vacation, so you can take advantage of the beautiful beaches, water sports and local attractions that surround our home. Regards – Marietta and Carlos


Katherine P. said...

Sep 13, 2015

Over the top amenities

Date of Stay

Sep 4, 2015

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Very relaxing and inviting home on a very private 5 acre lot. We were blown away by the amenities that provides you with the true comforts of home. I have never stayed in a home where you only need to bring your clothes, food and drink. We spent afternoons floating in the pool. The beaches are also very nice. Our dogs enjoyed running and swimming in the ocean. If you are in need of some down time to unwind I would highly recommend Shadey Acres.

My Response

Dear Katherine and Nick, Thank you for leaving Shadey Acres in such pristine condition. I am so glad you enjoyed the pool and lanai and that the sprawling yards and paddocks were fun for you and the dogs, (but I have to confess that although the lush landscaping and mature trees create such a lovely privacy and it feels like 5 acres is really just 2.7 acres….LOL). I hope you guys got to ride the bikes around the neighborhood and nearby Riverbend Park. I’m glad the “Gang” enjoyed the Jupiter Dog Beach; it is one of the nicest in Florida and so close just 10 minutes away from Shadey Acres! Carlos and I really appreciated the comment you wrote in our guest book: “We have stayed at homes from St. Augustine to Venice to Punta Gorda and the Florida Keys. I loved the comforts of home. We have NEVER stayed at a more comfortable and over the top accommodating rental home. This place blows me away. Who puts a basket of goodies out brimming with good eats?” Well, we try very hard to please and truly appreciate the fact that you well-traveled folks enjoyed your stay all the more for our efforts. We are looking forward to having you guys and the doggies back soon, Fondly, Marietta and Carlos


Geoffrey K. said...

Sep 11, 2015

Our new favorite place to stay in Jupiter!!

Date of Stay

Aug 24, 2015

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We visit Jupiter often, and Shadey A is the clear favorite to stay for our future visits. Not only is the entire property comfortable and inviting as soon as you reach the front gate, we had to do very little to jump straight into vacation mode. Unlike most rentals we have done, there were so many of the little things already provided or set up for us as soon as we walked in the door. It is great for pets as well, which isn't easy to find. All the beds were very comfortable and there were plenty of activities to keep the kids busy without leaving the area. We also really loved dining on the patio.Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers.

My Response

Dear Geoffrey and Family, I am so glad you loved the property and really appreciate your leaving Shadey Acres in such good condition! We are happy that you found all our amenities to meet your needs, our team makes every effort to anticipate what our guests may need even before they need them, like our OOPS basket filled with little things you may have forgotten, or the Pre-posted Post Cards at the roll top desk so you can write to your friends and family back home! I hope you found the Welcome Book helpful in locating local eateries and various things to do around town as well as our website www.shadeya.com which has loads of info about our area. Be sure to like Shadey Acres on Facebook and keep abreast of the upcoming Specials and events. We are looking forward to having you and the family back soon, Fondly, Marietta and Carlos


Janice B. said...

Aug 9, 2015

WOW What a welcoming wonderful place to stay!

Date of Stay

Aug 1, 2015

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Our extended family felt so at home in your beautiful well thought out vacation home. As we walked in I was so pleasantly surprised as the music was playing and the lights were on to welcome us. We arrived late so this showed me that the owners are trying very hard to give a great first impression. Not only was the first impression wonderful, but as we stayed there, it just seemed like there was nothing not carefully planned. We hope to come back again, as it worked out great for our family. We fell in love with Jupiter, FL!

My Response

Dear Janice and Family, Thank you and the family for leaving Shadey Acres in such great condition. I am so glad you enjoyed all the attention to detail, we work very hard to make sure all your needs are met. In your note in the guest book you mentioned that you all spent a lot of time in the pool and spa, a favorite spot for most of our guests. I know you must have had a great time riding our bikes over to Riverbend and I’m glad you made use of the map of the neighborhood we provided in our Welcome Book to find your way to the back entrance of the park. Taking in the beach is wonderful too, we have such lovely ones in Jupiter and I know the beach chairs, umbrella, cooler and towels must have come in handy. I hope you got to take in some of the sites and world class dining in the many fine Jupiter Restaurants (Tiger Woods just opened “The Woods” Restaurant in Harbourside Place this week). I hope you took advantage of all the great shopping in and around Jupiter like the Gardens Mall and the new Palm Beach Outlet Mall. Next time you come make sure to visit the Jupiter Lighthouse Museum and Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, those are two really nice places and very near to the Shadey A. We are looking forward to having you all back for your next vacation! Thanks again for coming, Marietta and Carlos


Meredith S. said...

Jul 28, 2015

Peaceful place

Date of Stay

Jul 16, 2015

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Wow! What a super place. I had never heard of Jupiter Farms before our vacation there ... now we are looking at buying our own slice of heaven. We arrived at the house after dark. The owners had all the lights on, music playing, and a large basket of goodies for us. Even a treat for our dog. Well done!! The listing is very accurate ... the house actually is better than the photos. The beds are comfy, the house is clean, the pool is wonderful, and the area is very quiet. We live in Atlanta and have air traffic noise most days. It was a welcome relief to hear roosters crowing in the morning. The Farms is a great area to walk, run or bike. Many people have horses there, so it is not unusual to folks riding them down the street. And Riverbend Park is close by. We saw many deer, a raccoon, and a beautiful peacock there. Great paths for biking. Our dog, LuLu, enjoyed herself as well. Although she is a senior dog, she thought she was a wild trail dog exploring the huge yard. I would highly recommend this house. We plan to return soon ... unless we have our own place there. Thank you for sharing this lovely place.

My Response

Dear Meredith and Donna, (and LuLu), I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at Shadey Acres and thank you for leaving it in such good condition. I’m glad you got to use our bikes to go around the many trails in the neighborhood and Riverbend Park. I hope LuLu was able to take advantage of our beautiful Off Leash Dog Beach just minutes from the Shadey A. I have to agree that Jupiter Farms is a very special place! A spacious private neighborhood only minutes away from the beach, great restaurants, fabulous shopping and wonderful attractions, not to mention the parks, historical landmarks and museums that are just minutes away in and around Jupiter. I glad you enjoyed our beautiful pool and spa as well! We hope you come back and visit soon. With Warm Regards, Marietta and Carlos


Anonymous said...

Jul 14, 2015

Perfect Property

Date of Stay

Jul 7, 2015

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We stayed 5 nights with 10 adults and two children. The house lives big and having three king size beds was great. Everything you need and more. Owners were great, easy to work with. Carlos told us his wife loves the business of hospitality and the home and service reflects same. The pool was a big hit, lovely and super clean like the rest of the house. We would highly recommend, and we will be back. (better than the photos)

My Response

Dear Stephen and family,  I want to thank you for taking such good care of Shadey Acres during your stay. I know you all were very busy attending your family wedding but I hope you had some time to enjoy some bike riding around the neighborhood and some of the attractions for the kids like Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, as well as the fine restaurants in the Jupiter area and shopping at the new Palm Beach Outlets mall just minutes from the Shadey A. We are looking forward to having you come and visit again on your next vacation, with a little more time you can take advantage of the beautiful beaches, water sports and local attractions that surround our home. – Marietta and Carlos


Anonymous said...

Jul 8, 2015

Pleasant Property with Special Attention to Detail

Date of Stay

Jun 30, 2015

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Shadey Acres is a lovely property and a very pleasant place to spend some vacation time. The screened in pool was where our kids spent a lot of time. The owners attention to detail creates a welcoming and easy stay. The little touches that you don't find at all rental property are very convenient -- labeled switches, free supplies for things you may have forgotten, a wealth of towels and on site entertainment (games, electronics, bumper pool, bikes). The only thing that should be considered is how many people you will have using the two bathrooms. We had several small groups and we ended up waiting on bathrooms quite a bit. The location is remarkably convenient to nearly the whole east coast - no more than about 3 hours to anywhere from St. Augustine to Key Largo. Having searched most of the rental property in South and Central Florida, this was a clear choice.

My Response

Dear Sandra, Josh and family, Thank you so much for your visit. I have to confess your group of fourteen (8 adults and 6 children) was by far the largest we have had so far, and my compliments to you all on how you left Shadey Acres, really nice! I guess with that many folks if a tight bathroom schedule were the only issue then we have really done our job in making sure the sleeping areas, living areas, in house games and outdoor equipment, linens and overall supplies of the house meets the needs of such a large group! I hope you were able to take advantage of some of the great local sites and attractions, like biking to the Riverbend Park and picking up a canoe for a paddle up the Loxahatchee River! As with most of our guests, even though the beach is an easy 10 minute drive, our screened in pool and spa is a major attraction and our guests love to spend time there! We have a large family as well and find that even going to one of the great restaurants in the area with such a large group is a big deal, so I know you all must have enjoyed our large eat in kitchen and screened Lanai with grill. Come visit with us again and don’t forget to visit www.shadeya.com and like us on Face Book for updates on Shadey Acres and the surrounding areas. Regards, Marietta and Carlos


Anonymous said...

Apr 26, 2015

Beautiful home that offers everything you need!!!

Date of Stay

Apr 5, 2015

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The property was absolutely picturesque.My family and I rented here to enjoy our spring break.I also was getting married.Upon arrival the owners had the house prepped for our arrival.Entering the home , music was playing, a wonderful basket filled with an array of goodies, and a delicious box of chocolates,bottle of Proseco and a thoughtful card for my now husband and I greeted us. The owners provided us with excellent customer service. We wanted for nothing. Each room was decorated very tastefully. Pictures do not do it justice. We entertained by the pool. Having it screened in was a major plus! While in the home, we spent most of our time relaxing by the by the pool. Kids enjoyed an array of board games, as the adults joined in as well. Bumper pool competitions we great fun. Beach was only 10/15 min away. So many great parks. Duboise, Carlin, and Loggerhead. Close to fantastic restaurants. We enjoyed Jetty`s, and the Rustic Crab. Having bikes available was wonderful. All enjoyed taking the bikes for rides and taking in the beautiful scenery that surround the neighborhood.We are ready to book for next year,. Ready to make this trip south yearly and plan to stay here for years to come!!!!

My Response

Dear Mr. & Mrs. Chris and Mary Jane, I am glad you and your group had such a great time. We are so happy that Shadey Acres is part of the special memories of your marriage and family gathering. It looks like you took advantage of a lot of the great spots around town and beach, and had such fun making use of the amenities, bikes, games and fantastic lanai and pool here at Shadey A. I was very pleased to hear that you found all my little signs and directions helpful! When Carlos and I travel with the family we always book vacation homes and over the years we have tried to figure out what we liked best about them and put them into our home. Thank you for taking such great care of Shadey A and we will be looking forward to having you back anytime.  Have a wonderful year, Regards, Marietta and Carlos


Gerald S. said...

Apr 14, 2015

Wonderful

Date of Stay

Mar 27, 2015

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This was our second year here and we already booked for next year. The house, pool, grounds and amenities were as perfect as we remembered and made for a very relaxing, peaceful, comfortable stay. Thanks, Carlos and Marietta!

My Response

Dear Gerald, Joan and Family, Thanks again for taking such loving care of Shadey Acres while you were here. We really appreciate your taking the time for writing a review, other guest like to know how you like us. Of course, the fact that you are all returning again next year for a third visit is the best review of all! We are glad that you got to bring back Sophie and the family and really like it that Sophie always makes a point to write in our guest books! I can see her handwriting getting better each year! I hope you and the family got to see some more of the local sights, the famous Jupiter Lighthouse, the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary and of course our beautiful beaches. I know you all love the pool and spa, I am so glad you enjoyed it. Well, have a wonderful year, see you same time next year! Fondly, Marietta and Carlos


Tim G. said...

Mar 10, 2015

It was great - hope to return soon.

Date of Stay

Feb 22, 2015

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We have stayed here before - once again everything was wonderful. Our arrival was delayed for two days due to weather but we enjoyed the time we did have, looking forward to coming back again.

My Response

Dear Tim and Family, Thanks for taking such good care of Shadey Acres. I’m sorry the weather in your neck of the woods took such a bad turn and delayed your arrival, but glad your daughter and her husband drove over from the West Coast and got use of the pool and spa while waiting for your arrival! I’m glad you made it up to Orland for a little “side bar” trip, it’s convenient that Orlando is only about 2 hours away and the Florida Turnpike is located only five minutes from Shadey Acres, it makes it easy to get to those attractions! We are looking forward to your next visit, your third one, which for us is the best review ever. I am sure your grandkids will love all the water sports, attractions, biking, hiking and canoeing in our area! Have a good year, Regards to you and the family, Marietta and Carlos


ric k. said...

Feb 6, 2015

FANTASTIC!

Date of Stay

Jan 6, 2015

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This was a great property! Marietta and Carlos are lovely.We immediately felt at home. Their attention to detail was so helpful in many ways. Already booked for next year.Beautiful property, beautiful home, great layout.

My Response

Dear Ric and Andrea, Thank you both (and Reggie the Pooch) for taking such good care of our home and its grounds, while you spent your month long vacation in Jupiter at Shadey Acres! We always make special effort to give out guests whatever they need to feel at home. Thanks for using the doggie furniture covers for Reggie, we really appreciate that!  We are glad you got good use of our comprehensive Welcome Book to seek out the attractions and restaurants in the area.  We saw Ric riding the Shadey A bikes around the neighborhood on several occasions; and were glad to hear you guys took advantage of the Riverbend Park for biking and canoeing. Our beaches are some of the most beautiful in the world and we are happy you got to take Reggie down there for some beach walks. I am originally from New York, so when you mentioned to me you were dedicated “foodies” and found the restaurants (like Guanabanas) to be just as good as some of your favorites back home, I was really impressed. We will be looking forward to seeing you all next year,  With fond regards, Marietta and Carlos


Jan 6, 2015

Beautiful vacation home!!

Date of Stay

Dec 26, 2014

Helpful votes: 1/0

The property was beautiful. A tropical paradise. We had everything we could possibly need. Your quick response with the dishwasher problem was a appreciated. We would love to stay at your home again in the future. The Hendricks

My Response

Dear Lynne and Family, I was very happy to see you and the family took time to write in the guest books, we love to read them. Comments like “This year we had 12 people and the accommodations were excellent” are good to hear as well as that you loved the house, pool and hot tub. I’m so glad you made use of the beach chairs, umbrellas and cooler when you took your “beach days”. I found it fun that your teenagers dubbed the Game room as the “Man Cove”, I guess the bumper pool, big TV and game hook-ups lend to that nickname. By your list of “High Points” it looks like you enjoyed many of the area attractions we have in our Welcome Book! I’m glad you all got up to Orlando for the Citrus Bowl, it is a bit of a drive but not so long as to not get up there for a day! And be sure to tell “JH” that even though we keep the bikes in a stall, if you want to you can always trail a horse or two along with you to “fill up the barn”, just make those arrangements in advance! We hope we see you all again, have a Happy and Healthy New Year! Regards, Carlos and Marietta


Anonymous said...

Dec 31, 2014

Christmas week vacation

Date of Stay

Dec 21, 2014

Helpful votes: 0/0

We had a big family group of 12 staying at this home over Christmas week and we had a fantastic experience!!! Marietta and Carlos provided great customer service from the begining and were easily accessible and prompt to answer questions or concerns. The home was easy to get to, property is neatly kept, and very comfortable!! The 5 children in our group enjoyed the pool (and pool toys) and spacious yard inmensely! We had plenty of towels and bedding for everyone, and roomy accomodations! The location is excellent, it is in a quiet neighbohood and yet close to fun activities, stores, pharmacies, etc. We took advantage of the Guest book information Marietta and Carlos had prepared, with detailed information of the things to do around the area. We enjoyed snorkeling with Jupiter Outdoor center and the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary with the kids. The Dubois park beach and river was our favorite!! The kitchen had every cooking item we needed to prepare meals (including Christmas Eve dinner) for our large group! We loved the fresh coffee every morning! the treat basket upon arrival and the Oops basket were a very nice touch! Overall, our stay was better than what we expected! we highly recommend it, and would love to come back to this same location on our next trip to Florida!

My Response

Dear Johannie and Family, Again I want to thank you for leaving Shadey Acres in such great condition! ItI was nice meeting you folks and we’d love to have you all back anytime. I am so glad our Welcome Book came in handy; we spend a lot of time keeping it action packed and current so as to add to the quality of your stay. I see you took advantage of the beaches and outdoor activities all around the area, so I guess the beach chairs, cooler and the umbrella in the pool closet were something you got a lot of use of! I hope you got in some good shopping at the incredible shopping venues nearby. Upon hearing that you found all the amenities useful and enjoyable means a great deal to us. Our team strives to make sure all your needs are anticipated! Looking forward to seeing you again, have a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year, Regards, Marietta and Carlos


Ginny said...

Dec 2, 2014

Wish we could live at Shadey Acres full time

Date of Stay

Nov 24, 2014

Helpful votes: 1/0

Five stars home. Have rented houses in the past and this home was exceptional. So much attention to detail to make our family welcome. Family was all together for a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration!

My Response

Dear Virginia and family, I am so glad you enjoyed our home. Thank you for leaving Shadey Acres in such great condition. We appreciate that you noticed the attention to detail; our team makes every effort to make sure you have everything you need in the kitchen, bedrooms, baths and living areas. I am glad you found everything you needed to make a large family Thanksgiving dinner from the turkey cooker to platters and spices. Our pride is in making sure every corner of the home is clean and the linens are fresh, soft and plentiful! We were very pleased to see that you guys used everything, even all the games in the game room closet, bumper pool, pool toys and outdoor games! I hope you guys enjoyed football and watching movies on the two big screen TV’s, and entertaining your family in our heated pool. Hopefully you got the opportunity to enjoy some of the close by attractions like the Loggerhead Marine Life Center and Lion Country Safari and of course the beach! We are looking forward to you and the family visiting us again soon. Have a Happy Holiday Season and a Happy and Healthy New Year! Regards, Marietta and Carlos


Date of Stay

Oct 8, 2014

Helpful votes: 0/0

My wife and I had the pleasure of staying at Shady acres with 4 other family members in October while we were in Jupiter for a wedding. We could not have been more impressed with the house and the yard. The entire place was immaculate. The design of the house allows for a very nice flow of people as experienced with the many other family members and friends that came by for cocktails, snacks and meals. The kitchen was well stocked with pots, pans and utensils that made meal preparation very easy. The pool area with the Jacuzzi and the lanai was a pleasure as was the game room. I loved the bumper pool table, something I haven't played in years. With just a 10 to 15 minute ride to downtown Jupiter and the beach it was so easy to get a round. I also liked the box of items that you may have forgot to bring, very nice touch! It literally has everything you would need while on a vacation. We were all so comfortable at the Shady "A" We are all looking to visit again! Marietta and Carlos have a Superb vacation destination. Brian P.

My Response

Dear Brian and family,  We are so glad you and Ann Marie enjoyed your stay at Shadey Acres and thank you for taking such good care of our house.  I am glad that the amenities of the house suited the needs of your large party of family and friends; our team strives to make sure you have everything you need to enjoy cooking and entertaining “at home”. Everyone loves the screened Lanai and pool/spa area for those kinds of gatherings.   Our “Oops” basket has come in handy for a lot our guests and glad you found it helpful! I hope you made use of the bikes and maybe played a little “B-Ball” at the driveway hoop or Football on the huge lawn out front. I’m glad you liked the bumper pool, Carlos and I like that too.   It sounds like you took advantage of the beach and the great restaurants and shopping that are so close by. I hope you got to see the Loggerhead turtles in Juno Beach and visit the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, those are two of my favorite places and they are so close to the house. The Lighthouse is awesome too!  Well if you missed some of those places, when you come back you can hit them and a multitude of other fun venues in our area! We are looking forward to having you all visit again,  With warmest wishes, Carlos and Marietta


Joanne C. said...

Oct 25, 2014

Perfect Home For Family Gathering!

Date of Stay

Oct 7, 2014

Helpful votes: 0/0

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Shady Acres! There were 6 adults/2 couples/2 singles. We loved sitting/visiting/eating on the patio alongside the pool. We're from the northeast and hadn't had the pleasure of entertaining in a screened in pool area before. Food/supplies from the kitchen can be passed through a sliding window to the eating area just like a restaurant. We were in town for a wedding in Oct. and had fantastic weather. We were able to invite family and friends over for more visiting before and after the wedding. It couldn't have worked out better! The open floor plan is absolutely a great feature of this house. We had lots of catching up to do and we talked and talked while some of us prepared food and others sat at the dining room table. We loved the landscaping and enjoyed the variety of tropical plants. We took advantage of the bicycles and tooted around the neighborhood. Very easy going riding. We can't say enough about the amenities that Marietta provides - she goes above and beyond the norm. It's one thing to provide coffee, but fresh coffee beans and grinder to boot! We hated to leave the Shady Acres bubble. We had many discussions about returning for future visits. We recommend Shady Acres for visitors to the Jupiter area - it is a much more enjoyable experience than what a hotel can offer.

My Response

Dear Joanne and family, We are so glad you and the family enjoyed Shadey Acres. Thank you for leaving it is such great condition. We are glad you found all the amenities satisfying and found ease and comfort with the house, we try to make it a home as well as a 5 star vacation property. I’m glad you took advantage of all the lovely bike trails through the parks and the neighborhood. I hope you were able to break out the beach chairs and umbrellas and have some fun at the close by beaches! The screened in pool and spa is always a favorite, eating outside on the lanai without the company of the local bugs is always more fun!!!! We hope with all the wedding festivities you still found time to visit some of the world class restaurants and shopping areas in Jupiter, Downtown Palm Beach Gardens and the Gardens Mall, they are so close to the property. Carlos and I will welcome you and the family back anytime you want to come on down and visit with us again. Fondly, Marietta and Carlos


Dorothy C. said...

Aug 14, 2014

Paradise!

Date of Stay

Jul 14, 2014

Helpful votes: 1/0

We had such a good time at Shadey Acres it was hard to leave…but we’re coming back! The Owners have thought of everything you might need and made it available. The home is spotless, spacious, flows well from room to room, and is tastefully decorated. The beds are more comfortable than at home - whether sleeping in a bedroom, on a couch or the futon. We enjoyed meals from the grill and family time around the pool and lanai. The kids explored the neighborhood on the bikes (provided) and sun bathed around the pool. The kitchen and dining room are huge. We were in town for my nephew’s wedding at Carlin Park on the beach, an easy 10 minute drive. We had seven adults, including our two college aged kids and sister and mother. Plenty of room for all of us. Other members of my family stopped by to check out where we were staying and were jealous! We had the opportunity to meet the owners, Marietta and Carlos, who were gracious and attentive. We highly recommend this beautiful vacation home. Dorothy

My Response

Dear Dorothy and family,  I am so glad you guys had a good time and thanks again for keeping the Shadey A in such good condition. I hope the kids took the bikes to Riverbend Park, it’s so near and has so many trails, although I know it’s fun to just ride all the bike paths in the neighborhood too! The surrounding restaurants, shopping and water sport rentals nearby combined with the serenity of Jupiter Farms and Shadey Acres is something all our guests have enjoyed. Next time you may want to take advantage of some snorkeling at our beautiful reefs, or some paddle-boarding in the Intra-coastal. The Busch Wildlife Sanctuary is only a few minutes away and for 40-45 minute walk you can enjoy the “real Florida” wildlife and terrain. We hope to host you all again soon,  Regards, Marietta and Carlos


Date of Stay

Jun 29, 2014

Helpful votes: 0/0

We are from Houston, Texas and were in Jupiter Florida for a week while our son played in a baseball tournament. Shadey Acres was absolutely beautiful and the owners have thought of EVERYTHING! Marietta and Carlos were so sweet and accommodating. The home is gorgeous and very roomy, and the beds are SO comfortable too...a major PLUS! All beds are KING size, and my 6' 4" son said he slept better here than at home. The pool and hot tub with covered patio were amazing as well. We spent every evening relaxing in the pool. The beautiful landscaping and foliage added a great touch. We would definitely stay here again, and all of our friends were jealous of us because the home was PERFECT! The home and property were 110% exactly as it was listed. Thank YOU Carlos and Marietta, for sharing your beautiful home with us!

My Response

Dear Kim and family, Thank you so much for taking such good care of our Shadey Acres. I know you were highly involved with baseball tournaments in the area, and I am glad you had use of our wonderful heated pool and spa and got in some “grillin” time on the lanai. Comfortable beds are always a priority on our list when we travel so it’s something we take very seriously at the Shadey A! I hope you had some time to visit the great shopping areas so close by; the Gardens Mall and Legacy Place, and Downtown Gardens has some really great restaurants. It was a pleasant surprise to run into you at our Publix food store, everyone in the neighborhood shops there, it is so convenient! Thanks again for coming and we hope to see you all again soon. With kind regards, Marietta and Carlos


Dawn J. said...

Jun 10, 2014

Absolutely Perfect!!!

Date of Stay

May 28, 2014

Helpful votes: 0/0

We had such a tremendous time at this home. We arrived to music and a complimentary treat basket filled with goodies. The home was completely stocked with everything you need from towels, beach chairs, pool toys to coffee, spices and condiments. We had eveything we needed to make dinners at home each night. And boy did we enjoy the home! We swam in the beautiful pool and relaxed in the hot tub. We rode bikes every night. Couldn't believe there were bikes to fit all three of my kids agees, 3, 10 and 11! We loved the game room and had our first family poker night! We will certanly come back to this lovely home.

My Response

Dear Stephen, Connie and Family,  First let me thank you for taking such good care of Shadey Acres during your visit.  I am so glad you enjoyed all the amenities, the Shadey Acres team works very hard to make sure everything is “Absolutely Perfect”. I think you may have been our first family to use the poker set, and I am glad we contributed you a new family tradition of Poker Night! (The board games, big checkers, jenga along with bumper pool are always family favorites). We try to provide lots of yard toys so the family can get outside play a fast game of basketball, soccer or badminton or maybe the more relaxing lawn bowling on our big front yard. I hope you were able to enjoy some of the great areas around for the kids like Riverbend Park and Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, (one of my favorites!) I’m especially glad to hear that all your kids had “right size” bikes, since that is one of our special features at the house! Thanks again for coming and we hope welcome you all back on your future vacations!  

With warm regards, Marietta and Carlos


Stephen S. said...

Jun 18, 2014

Beyond our expectations!

Date of Stay

May 19, 2014

Helpful votes: 0/0

Our stay at Shadey Acres was fantastic, I don't think we could have had any better accommodations or felt more at home. We have been going to Jupiter every summer for a number of years and usually stay at the Jupiter Beach Resort and were a little hesitant to stay anywhere else; now I don't think I can stay at a hotel again! Marietta had everything prepared and welcoming for us upon our late night arrival and I happened to speak to her husband Carlos while we there and he was wonderful and helpful. They are very thoughtful about their guests and their experience. We were there with our 5 children and my wife's mother - 8 people total - and always felt like we had enough room to allow for several more people without issue. The house and the grounds were immaculate. The pool was great, we spent most of our time outside and grilled out there several times. The bikes are well maintained and my kids and I explored the farms and made it to Riverbend Park - beautiful. My 3 year old son enjoyed the bunnies that ran through the back yard, and my 12 year old twins played basketball and bumper pool all the time. The Publix is nearby as is I-95. I really can't think of a single thing that could have been better for us. The kitchen has everything you need. Thank you for making us feel at home during our stay!

My Response

Dear Stephen and family, Thank you all so much for coming and taking such good care of Shadey Acres! I am so glad your kids had fun with the outdoor and indoor games and facilities. We know how much fun biking in the area is and try to have a bike there for every size guest! Riverbend Park is one of my favorite places with its many bike trails, the canoeing and kayaking and interesting wildlife there, and since you are familiar with Jupiter, I’m sure you took advantage of all the great places to eat and play in the area! We strive to make Shadey Acres a five star experience and really appreciate your great review! With kind regards, Marietta and Carlos


Kayla R. said...

May 5, 2014

Home away from home!

Date of Stay

Apr 21, 2014

Helpful votes: 4/0

We couldn't have found a better place to rent. The landlords were absolutely so accommodating. The house had everything we could possibly think of and more. It was immaculately clean and so spacious for the 8 people we went with! The pool and the hot tub were our favorite places to hang out both day and night. The property itself couldn't';t have been more stunning. We will definitely recommend to others as well as be back! Thank you so much for everything!!

My Response

Dear Kayla,  You are very welcome, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you so much for taking such good care of Shadey Acres.  I know wedding weekends can be whirlwind, I’m glad you all got to relax in the spa and pool! I hope you and your group had some time to bike ride out in the neighborhood and surrounding parks, it really is a wonderful area. The beaches in Jupiter are so beautiful too, I'm glad you got use of the beach chairs, umbrellas and cooler! We hope to see you all again for your next vacation.  With warm regards, Carlos and Marietta Alvarez


Rick R. said...

May 3, 2014

This was a family trip for a Jupiter beach wedding

Date of Stay

Apr 21, 2014

Helpful votes: 3/0

Upon arrival just after 4pm, my girlfriend and I arrived first. We entered the gate and drove up to the house. From the moment we walked in it felt like home. We had a welcoming gift with a personal note. The pool area was better than the pictures on line, and the layout of the house should be on line showing the great flow from room to room. Marietta thanks, you really thought of everything. There were games for the entire family, from indoor and outdoor activities. Even chairs, umbrella and a cooler for the beach. You even left an "oops basket" for things I would have never thought I needed. This was worth every dollar we spent, and the weather was perfect. My family really enjoyed themselves. Thanks again Marietta. Sincerely the Rivard's

My Response

Dear Rick and Family, Thank you so much for taking such good care of Shadey Acres. It warmed our hearts to read your guest book comment, “Perfect for a large family, many memories made that will last a lifetime!” My house manager/daughter and I laughed at your comment about the oops basket because you named our goal, to provide things you never would have thought you needed! I'm glad you all had fun with the bikes, outdoor toys and indoor games and that you got use of the beach towels and gear while you were here. We hope you and the family come back and vacation with us soon.

With warm regards,  Marietta and Carlos



Thomas H. said...

Apr 28, 2014

Great Property.

Date of Stay

Apr 12, 2014

Helpful votes: 3/0

This is a well-maintained, well-organized, clean, and comfortable home. It's hard to think of any negatives. The owners are friendly and responsive. If we return to Jupiter, we'll strongly consider this house again.

My Response

Dear Tom and family,  Thank you for your visit to Shadey Acres.  I am so glad that you and your family and friends had so much fun playing in the pool and yard with the toys and games we provide at the house.  It was good to know that you took advantage of the some of the great fishing spots that Jupiter and the surrounding area has to offer, (by the way you left a cutting board marked "fishing", we'll put it away for you next visit!)   We hope you come back and visit us soon.  

Regards,  Marietta and Carlos



Ann, Tom and Family said...

Apr 29, 2014

above n beyond what we were expecting

Date of Stay

Apr 12, 2014

Dear Marietta n Carlos Our family get together at your beautiful home was above n beyond what we were expecting, even though we came to view your home before committing to it. We knew immediately after walking in the front door that we couldn't find anything better. By far your house was the best experience we've ever had renting a vacation home. Even though we knew the house would be perfect for our children n grand children we never expected the kitchen to b as "stocked" as it was........ Nothing missing, n I'm a gourmet cook! The amount of pool toys had the little ones busy all week! Not enough time to play all the games either! The only problem was that 1 week wasn't enough to enjoy your beautiful home, exquisite property and the amazing area that your home is in. Beach, parks , fishing, great restaurants and shopping . There isn't 1 thing that could have made our vacation any more enjoyable! You made it so easy and comfortable for us right from the beginning. Thanks again for all the effort you put into having your home set up and ready to enjoy on arrival. Ann , Tom & family


Gerald S. said...

Apr 11, 2014

Perfect

Date of Stay

Apr 3, 2014

Helpful votes: 2/0

Our family, consisting of my husband, myself, daughter, son-in- law, and 4 yr. old granddaughter, absolutely loved Shadey Acres. The rooms were nicely decorated, the kitchen had every appliance and dish needed, and the bathrooms were well stocked with towels and personal care items. We spent most of our time in the beautiful pool and spa area. We loved your landscaping and nighttime pool lighting. There is nothing that wasn't just perfect for the 5 of us. In fact, we've already booked a week for next year. Thanks, Marietta and Carlos. You thought of everything!

My Response

Hi Joan, Gerry and family, Thank you so much for taking such good care of our home and for bringing the family back to Shadey Acres next year. The fact that you re-booked for next year is a great review in itself and we are looking forward to having you, (and tell Sophie her beach duds are on the way!) With warm regards, Carlos and Marietta


Tristan said...

Apr 16, 2014

Super place and very private…

Date of Stay

Mar 28, 2014

Helpful votes: 4/0

My wife and 5 kids simply could not have been happier..We enjoyed the place, the pool, the bikes and the privacy..Great times at a great place..thanks again

My Response

Dear Tristan and Family, Thank you so much for choosing Shadey Acres for you vacation and for leaving our home is such great shape.  Carlos and I felt very good after reading the comments from your family in our Guest Book.... “It is so nice to have a “clean” place to stay. Having 5 kids we are a big family and it’s hard to find a place big enough for all of us. Also so nice to have “EVERYTHING” you could possible need!!” ... We have a big family too and modeled Shadey Acres with that on our minds, we are glad it worked so well for you and yours. We hope we see you all again soon. (A little note: the Five Star cleanliness and house prep is due to the Shadey Acre Crew, thanks again crew!)  Regards, Marietta and Carlos


Tim G. said...

Mar 30, 2014

We expected the property to be nice

Date of Stay

Mar 21, 2014

Helpful votes: 2/0

We expected the property to be nice - but it actually surpassed our expectations. I regret my two daughters were not able to make the trip with us and experience this wonderful vacation home. We are already looking forward to a chance to return to Shadey Acres with more members of our family, I'm sure they will love it as well. The location was perfect for us, close to spring training baseball games, shopping, entertainment, restaurants,and area attractions. Thank you for allowing us to enjoy your beautiful property.

My Response

Dear Tim, Linda and family,  Thank you for coming to stay at Shadey Acres and taking such good care of our home. I am so glad we surpassed your expectations. I happy you were able to enjoy the local area as well as the home, there is so much to do in and around Jupiter! I hope you and the rest of your family come back and visit us on your next vacation.  

With warm regards, Marietta and Carlos


Craig T. said...

Apr 2, 2014

PERFECT

Date of Stay

Mar 14, 2014

Helpful votes: 2/0

Tranquil, serene, quiet. How about all of them? This beautifully landscaped home is perfect for all ages. We had ages 3 to 72 with us on this trip and there is something for everyone. I've been coming to Jupiter for 15 years during March and primarily stayed in hotels. Never again. As you enter the grounds of this Jupiter Farms home you are immediately in awe of the setting. Off the beaten path, but extremely close to the Florida Turnpike and Highway 95. Close to all that Jupiter has to offer (and there is plenty.) Close to the beach, close to so much. When I retire there maybe I'll have time to see it all! Huge, level front yard. Perfect for my soccer playing middle daughter to get her training in whilst on vacation. Enjoy the awesome heated pool with hot tub and lanai. I can't stress enough how quiet and beautiful the grounds are. The home is stocked with everything you need for cooking, entertainment, etc. Bring your suitcases and that's pretty much all you will need. The owner Marietta was so nice, it was hard for me to believe she wasn't from St. Louis. She is a tremendous resource for everything in and around the Jupiter area. As I told Marietta, it is next to impossible to impress my father who has seen and done it all. Color him impressed with this beautiful home and grounds. Welcome to Shadey Acres! Oh, one other thing, book early! :-) Go St. Louis Cardinals!

My Response

Dear Craig, Brenda and family, I am so glad you enjoyed Shadey Acres and want to thank you for leaving our home in such great condition. Thank you for the wonderful review here and in the Guest Books on site. Carlos and I were glad to read the comment from Cheryl in our guest book; “It was fun to watch our grandchildren enjoy the pool and the yard. We really appreciated the spacious living areas, comfy beds, and laundry facilities, directions to attractions in the area, games and fitness equipment – Thanks again for making us feel so welcome”. That comment and your online review make us feel like all our efforts are truly appreciated! We want to thank all you guys for coming (and thanks to Brenda for the tip for me to find my fitness watch!) Hope you all come back to Shadey Acres soon. With warm regards, Marietta and Carlos


Deb K. said...

Mar 15, 2014

OOOH…AHHH…delightful!

Date of Stay

Mar 4, 2014

Helpful votes: 2/0

Great location but away from the madness of the beach! Quiet enough to hear birds, roosters, goats, horses, dogs, off in the distance. Spotlessly clean, charmingly decorated, COMFORTABLE in every way! My DOG was even sad to leave!!! Will be back next year with family!

My Response

Dear Deb and Jim, I am so glad you enjoyed Shadey Acres and I’m delighted that you and the family are coming back again next year. Carlos and I loved reading your comments in the Guest Book, I’m glad your pooch Elmer liked it here so much that he had “taken to patrolling the expansive grounds”. We love the yard too! It was good to know that you enjoyed the bumper pool, I agree, it is “great fun!” The “soak in the hot tub and the strolls down the lane” will be waiting for you on your next visit. Thanks for taking such good care of our home,  With warm regards, Marietta and Carlos


David said...

Feb 27, 2014

Highly Recommend

Date of Stay

Feb 15, 2014

Helpful votes: 3/0

Impeccably clean-Graciously hosted-Privacy Protected. Prior Florida vacations had always been "Beach/Ocean Centric". We tried something different this year with our stay at Shadey Acres in Jupiter Farms. For us it proved to be a winning format. We were close enough to make the trip to the Jupiter beach easy but always enjoyed getting back to the quiet, serene heavily treed environment of Shadey Acres. Towards the end of our stay we could not get the kids (the adults agreed) to the beach as they wanted to stay at Shadey to use the great pool, bikes, basketball and all of the other activities that you will find are provided by the house and the area. Bikers/Joggers and Walkers will love the empty semi-soft lanes of the surrounding area that connect with the beautiful park and its' nature trails. The house and grounds are well laid out and everything is provided. We will be back.

My Response

Dear “T” Family,  Thank you for the care you took of my home. We are happy to hear you got so much use of the bikes, pool, yard toys and basket ball at the house. Your comments in the guest book were greatly appreciated, especially the one, “We loved the serenity of the ‘lizard porch’ at the stables.” Carlos and I were really amused by the moniker, since we have enjoyed sitting out there and watching all the little lizards scurrying around. From here on in it is formally named The Lizard Porch! There is also a family of bunnies who live under the porch too. I am glad to hear you found what you needed in the OOPs basket. I was impressed when I read that you guys biked around 40 miles on the great bike trails in the neighborhood and park! I am also thankful for your input on the surrounding area and all the great places you enjoyed in and around Jupiter. I will definitely add them to the “Welcome Book” for my next guests to enjoy too. Hope we see you all again,  

With warm regards, Marietta and Carlos


Carmen and Gaines D. said...

Feb 17, 2014

Gaines & Carmen

Date of Stay

Feb 7, 2014

Helpful votes: 1/0

Absolutely beautiful place to spend vacation! The house was very clean and more than well stocked with amenities. I can't think of anything that needs to be added to the house for comfort. There was more than plenty of household items from the kitchen to the bathrooms. There is no need to bring anything other than food and drinks. The house is located in a very pretty and quiet neighborhood. We spent allot of time by the pool in the evenings and the landscaping and lighting certainly added to the feel of being at home. I would certainly recommend this property. I wish we could have stayed longer.

My Response

Carmen and Gaines, Thank you for spending your vacation with us, you are fantastic guests and left our home in pristine condition. It’s good to hear you liked the romantic landscape lighting around the pool, Carlos takes a lot of pride in those lights! We were also happy to know that you took advantage of the great kayaking in the Riverbend Park. I’m glad you found the information in the Welcome Book helpful and that you had such a good experience with our recommended dive shop, Scuba Works. Along with some of the most beautiful dive spots in Florida, Jupiter and the surrounding areas have so much to offer a vacationer! Hope we see you at Turtle Nesting Season!


Jimmy N. said...

Feb 6, 2014

Great experience!

Date of Stay

Jan 30, 2014

Helpful votes: 1/0

We really enjoyed our stay at this awesome place, for our lunar new year vacation! Swimming pool and hot tub are incredible, that we just went to the beach once and spent the rest in the very own swimming pool. Also we had a lot of fun BBQ by the side of the pool. Besides, the sports equipment is just awesome, pool, basketball, badminton and so forth. In short, this is a great place worth our time. Jimmy and Janet

My Response

Dear Jimmy and Janet, I am so happy you enjoyed the Lunar New Year at Shadey Acres. It really is a great praise for Shadey Acres that with all the interesting attractions, shopping and fine dining that surrounds our location, you and your family chose to hang out at the house and make use of the pool, games, the grill and gourmet kitchen! Carlos and I wish you and your family a wonderful Year of the Horse, filled with happiness and good health. Come see us again!


Lisa A. said...

Jan 15, 2014

Can't say enough nice things about this property!

Date of Stay

Jan 4, 2014

Helpful votes: 1/0

This is a wonderful property! Great for family gatherings or friends. Exactly as described on the website, and extremely clean. The landscaping is beautiful, especially around the pool. Pool, hot tube and patio are great for entertaining. Our dogs loved the fenced yard to run-and the dog door was a great plus-no getting up to let them out. The owner was wonderful to work with. We did not encounter a single problem with anything. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone. We will be back next year-hopefully for more than a week. Thanks again for a great stay!

My Response

Dear Lisa, Thank you for your kind review and for leaving our home so clean, you couldn’t even tell the dogs had been there! I am glad the pet covers, Pet Safe dog fence and doggie door were of good use to you and “the girls”. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the landscaping around the pool; we like the look of the lush tropical gardens in contrast with the large trees and Florida rustic look of the rest of the property. We will be looking forward to your return visit.


Anonymous said...

Jan 7, 2014

Great Vacation Spot!

Date of Stay

Dec 22, 2013

Helpful votes: 1/0

We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Shadey Acres! The house was well stocked - kitchen utensils, beach towels, pool toys, games... We enjoyed breakfast on the patio, early morning swims, and relaxing in the hot tub at night. The beach was about 12 miles away and the more adventuresome in our group even biked there. The house was very clean and the owner was prompt with answering questions. I would definitely recommend to others that are looking to vacation in the area!

My Response

Dear Eileen and Family, Thanks for the thoughtful review. You and your family left our home in great condition; we are looking forward to having you all back again. I really enjoyed reading the comments your family left in our guest books, in particular the comment, “ There was something for everyone –ages ranging from 71-to 10 months – pool, spa, games, walking, meals outside, biking and the ocean & beach nearby”. I think it’s awesome that some of your group biked down to the beach, my husband and I do that on occasion, it’s a great ride! I was pleased to read “We enjoyed the plush beds, colorful dishes, lovely landscaping and that amazing spa”. The fact that you liked the “Special touches – snack basket, games, beach towels and wonderful smelling hair shampoo” is very important to me because we try to make your stay as special as possible! Carlos and I wish you and the family a Happy, Healthy and Wonderful New Year, and we hope to host you again!


Phil R. said...

Dec 2, 2013

Excellent Vacation Rental Home

Date of Stay

Nov 25, 2013

Helpful votes: 1/0

We were very impressed with the Shadey Acres home upon arrival and enjoyed each day of our stay. The owners have gone out of their way to ensure that everything is covered. There were plenty of towels, kitchen utensils, toilet paper, etc...items that are not always thought about. Everything was clearly marked, including kitchen items and TV remotes so everything was very simple to use. The beds were very comfortable and there were plenty of extra pillows and blankets. Several of the TV's included extra cables (including HDMI) which was perfect for our X-Box usage. The pool was heated and the sauna was an extra nice feature when it got cooler in the evening. Additionally, they had other items in case you forgot something and the welcome basket with snacks was a nice touch. The extra large yard was perfect for our football game and the basketball hoop got used a few times as well. Of course, they provided a basketball, football and other sports items. As I mentioned, they provided everything you needed for a great stay. I would highly recommend this house and our family will rent it again at some point in the future.

My Response

Dear Phil and family, Carlos and I really appreciate your kind review, we try to anticipate the details we feel will make you at home on your vacation. I’m glad you found the instructions posted helpful, and I hope you got some good information about the all the great local restaurants, shopping and attractions from the Welcome Book as well. We both want to thank you for taking such good care of our home, Guests as considerate as you and your family are always a joy to entertain. Looking forward to having you next time – Marietta and Carlos


Glen said...

Nov 5, 2013

From the CHATTANOOGA PHILLIES

Date of Stay

Oct 29, 2013

We've been coming to Jupiter for the last five years - our baseball team plays in a Tournament every year. This is the nicest place we've stayed at - really felt like home! Thanks and I hope you'll have us again next year!

My Response

We would love to have you next year, you were guys are great and considerate guests!


Anonymous said...

Oct 2, 2013

The best stay we ever had!

Date of Stay

Aug 15, 2013

Helpful votes: 2/0

My stay at the “Shady A's” house far exceeded my expectations. This house made for the perfect weekend getaway with the family and friends. At first the house was chosen because it's location was so convenient. It was close to Rodger Dean Stadium (our already made plans) & yet was situated just far away enough in a quiet neighborhood. The parks around us were beautiful. Upon my arrival though, I was even more impressed. The house was exceptionally clean and we immediately felt comfortable. I found already supplied snacks and an array of cook wear that made immediate cooking for my friends and family quick and easy. We found more than what we needed for a long weekend at the house already waiting. The closets were stocked with fresh smelling towels, blankets, pillows and more. The pool provided a lot of fun for ALL of us, as they even had pool toys and floats for us in the outside bins. I particularly enjoyed the jacuzzi at night with a cocktail and my sisters. Even with a large bunch, everyone had a comfortable place to sleep and their own privacy. The grownups enjoyed watching two games at one time on Sunday since there was a T.V. in both the living room and the den just feet away! This place truly deserved to be recognized for all it has to offer. Thank you so much for making our stay one of the best we've had. We will certainty see you again soon!

My Response

Thank you so much for the review. Our goal is to make your stay a great one, and by your gracious review, I feel we achieved that goal. We'd love to welcome you back at any time, please keep us in mind for future plans.  

With warmest regards, Marietta


Dolores L. said...

Mar 4, 2019

Perfection

Date of Stay

Feb 24, 2019

Helpful votes: 0/0

My husband and I travel every month and we have been using VRBO for the past year. Shady acres .... voted number one in our opinion. There are no disappointments here everything is as it says it is and more. This is absolutely a paradise in Florida. Marietta is the perfect host going above and beyond to make you stay comfortable. We would definitely love to stay here again!

My Response

Dear Delores and Chris, Thanks again for the care you took of Shadey Acres and for the lovely Peacock dish, it was so unexpected and thoughtful of you. Considering the amount of travel you guys do each year, being rated #1 in your view is high praise. I hope you enjoyed a bike ride; the bike trail up to beautiful Riverbend Park is only a 15 minute ride from the property. On your next visit be sure to visit The Loggerhead Marine Center, its only about a 15 minute drive, located across from Juno Beach and the Juno Pier, and the giant loggerhead turtles recuperating there are a sight to see! I hope you took advantage of the great shopping, restaurants and live entertainment at Harbourside Place. You mentioned that you enjoyed the Lion Country Safari. We love the Wild Safari Drive-thru Adventure in the preserve where you can see Prides of Lions and free roaming animals in large herds including one of the largest herds of Southern White Rhinos in the country and the largest herd of zebra outside of Africa! And the best part Lion Country Safari is it's only a short drive from the Shadey A. We hope you come back and visit us again when you travel to beautiful Jupiter. With  fond regards, Marietta and Carlos


karen r. said...

Feb 13, 2019

Pristine, private ‘home away from home’

Date of Stay

Feb 4, 2019

Helpful votes: 0/0

What a great experience! Shadey Acres exceeded our expectations. The house truly felt like ‘home away from home’. Clean, well-maintained inside and out, private, lovely grounds! My husband, I, and our young adult daughters enjoyed the pool and hot tub immensely. The welcome basket, which included toys for our dog, was a sweet surprise. Highly recommend for families and those that want a quiet environment within a short driving distance to beaches and attractions. Thank you Marietta and Carlos!

My Response

Dear Karen and family, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Shadey Acres and thank you for leaving it in such good condition. We have such great places in and around Jupiter for family fun. I hope you found one of my favorite places, U-Tiki, fine dining on the inlet just across from the Light House. You can have a full dinner in the covered veranda or you can sit on the U-Tiki “Beach” and have delicious and fun tapas like Grouper Cheeks and Shrimp Margarita Flatbread. The Lighthouse Maritime Museum is another fascinating Jupiter attraction. The Loxahatchee River Historical Society is responsible for the restoration and maintenance of the historic 1860 Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Oil House, 1892 George Washington Tindall House, 1929 Lighthouse Keeper’s Workshop, an authentic Seminole Chickee and the 1940 WII Naval Housing Building housing the museum. It’s a great way to spend an afternoon. Of course if you are a baseball fan, Roger Dean Stadium is a real “Home Town” style stadium in the heart of beautiful Abacoa, Jupiter just minutes from the Shadey A. It’s the home of Spring Training for the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals. Lots of good fun! When you want beaches and sunshine, Jupiter has the finest beaches, including our famous Jupiter Dog Beach so you can have fun with your best friend. There are tons of great shopping venues from the exciting Legacy Place and Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens, to beautiful Harbourside Place right on the Intracoastal in Jupiter. We hope you come back to visit us soon, With Kind Regards, Marietta and Carlos


Carmela C. said...

Feb 14, 2019

Enchantment

Date of Stay

Jan 25, 2019

Helpful votes: 0/0

Shadey Acres delivers from the moment one passes through the front gate. The property is enveloped by mature trees, creating a sense of near-total privacy and seclusion. Lush vegetation completes the sense that one has stepped into a tropical oasis. The house is cozy yet spacious, with many different areas for relaxation and play. Everything is easy to navigate, and the owner has gone overboard in providing for every possible need. I have stayed in many rentals, but the generosity shown here is exceptional. We came to Shady Acres to visit our grand kids, and entertain in-laws; the property more than delivered. The pool lent itself to hours of play during the day, as well as moments of quiet reflection in the evening. The screened-patio adds lends peace of mind where insects are concerned, but it does not interfere with views of the the luscious landscaping in the least. The house deeply-esconced in the Jupiter Farms neighborhood, far from traffic activity. We had a great time exploring the West Palm Beach area, and found many great restaurants and local parks for biking and hiking. Best of all, two grandchildren who were previously wary of riding bikes without training wheels found the courage to ride without them, thanks to Shady Acres. They now ride free! We are already trying to figure out when we can come back, to be honest. Deepest thanks to Marietta for sharing this gem of a house.

My Response

Dear Carmela and Tony, Thanks so much for choosing Shadey Acres for your vacation! We are delighted that you and Tony found the house and surrounding area so perfect for your family gathering. It’s special to us to have our guests make memories like the ones of Grandchildren learning to take their first rides without training wheels. We love the beautiful beaches and the Juno Fishing Pier which are just minutes from the Shadey A. I hope you all got a chance to visit the fascinating Loggerhead Marine Life Center. They rehabilitate injured sea turtles and release them back to the sea when they are healed. Jupiterians always turn out for the releases and line up to cheer the turtles on as they are brought to the shoreline by ATV and released into the surf. It’s quite exciting and joyful! It sounds like you discovered Riverbend Park and Battleground that is minutes by bike from the Shadey A. The bike and hiking trails in the park are amazing and you can rent a canoe or kayak to paddle the beautiful Loxahatchee River. We are looking forward to seeing you next time, With kind regards, Marietta and Carlos


Shawn H. said...

Jan 12, 2019

Your own piece of Florida paradise awaits you at this amazing property.

Date of Stay

Dec 31, 2018

Helpful votes: 0/0

This property is more than just a home. It sits on 2 acres of very private and well manicured Florida vegetation. There are awesome flood lights to illuminate the palm trees around the entire property. The home itself is a very open floor plan. It was the cleanest place I have ever stayed in. All light switches are labeled so you know how to turn on the many lamps, lights and ceiling fans to create just the right ambiance. This place has everything you will ever need to cook, grill, eat, drink, etc. If it’s not there then just call or text the incredibly responsive and caring owners, Marrieta and Carlos, and you will have it in minutes. The thing we enjoyed the most is the incredible back yard pool and hot tub that is fully enclosed by a screen lanai. Enjoying coffee (that is provided to you by the owners - awesome touch) in the morning and a glass of wine at night (liquor store by Jupiter Farms Pizza Factory has good red wine selection at a good cost) is an incredible experience we will not forget. There are beautiful palms and Florida vegetation that surround the outside of the lanai and these are all illuminated at night. This is even better in person than the pictures show on the site. You must take the bikes (yes there are 4 well kept cruiser bikes) to RiverBend Park. The owners have maps for you on how to ride the nice pathway to the park and then enjoy a bike ride like no other I have experienced. We stayed in 7 VRBO’s in the past year around the US and this is the first time we did not want to leave. You will enjoy this property very much and the memories you will create at this wonderful piece of Florida paradise.

My Response

Dear Shawn and family, Thank you so much for the care you took of Shadey Acres. I am so glad you took advantage of the beautiful natural areas around our neighborhood, next time you should rent a canoe or kayak over at Riverbend, the rivers and lakes are extensive and fun. Jupiter is becoming more and more of destination area, with our many attractions such as the Lighthouse Museum and the Busch Wildlife Center. I never tire of watching the Florida Black bears and the Panthers in their large habitats along with all the other local flora and fauna, including a Cypress Swamp. The Loggerhead Marine Life Center is also really special; you get to see the giant sea turtles as they are being nursed back to health. The restaurants in our area are world class as well, with many different cuisines. We hope you come on back to enjoy some more special times with your family. Happy New Year and see you next time. With regards, Marietta and Carlos


kathy f. said...

Jan 1, 2019

Beautiful property

Date of Stay

Dec 21, 2018

Helpful votes: 0/0

We loved your home it was very well maintained and every thing we needed was provided.Had plenty of space for my family of 12.. All we had to do was unpack and relax.

My Response

Dear Kathy and Family, I am so glad you enjoyed Shadey Acres and really appreciate the care you and the family took of our home. Sheena had mentioned she and the kids were going to Lion Country Safari, it’s such a great place and so close to the Shadey A. I noticed you left some pamphlets on the desk from some of the really fun hot spots around, the air boat rides and some local cruises. I hope you made use of the Shadey A bikes and rode the great trails in Riverbend Park, which is in bike riding and walking distance of the house. Canoeing and kayaking is a great past time and you can rent them right in the park. It was really fun to hear of the “new” Christmas tradition you all started by taking the water taxi over to Peanut Island for a Christmas Barbecue instead of a sit down dinner! Sheena said it’s the first time in 34 years that instead of being in the kitchen cooking you got to play in the sand with your Grand Kids, what a super idea. We hope you include the Shadey A in your future vacation plans. Have a Healthy, Happy and Prosperous New Year. Cheers, Marietta and Carlos


Nathan H. said...

Nov 25, 2018

Amazing

Date of Stay

Nov 16, 2018

Helpful votes: 0/0

We had a great time what a beautiful house and so well equipped with everything you could need to enjoy your vacation. The owners went above and beyond to make our stay over the top. I would highly recommend this place to anyone.

My Response

Dear Nathan and Family, Let me start by thanking you for taking such great care of Shadey Acres. I’m so glad you enjoyed your family vacation here in Jupiter; I hope you had fun revisiting “The Farms”, cycling around the neighborhood and Riverbend Park, where bike trails abound and you can rent canoes and kayaks for extra family fun! As you can see, in the last 20 years, Jupiter has changed from a small town to a very special venue, still maintaining that “small town feel”. I hope you all had some fun visiting our local hot spots; Harbourside Place with its great restaurants, galleries, shops and live music and a Farmers Market on the weekends. The Loggerhead Marine Life Center is one of my favorites; I am always amazed by the giant Loggerheads, Leatherbacks and Green Turtles that are being nursed to health in this most unique nonprofit cultural destination focused on ocean and sea turtle conservation. We love to go the Cineplex Movie Theater, where they serve drinks and delicious food to you in your seat while you enjoy the current features. We would love to welcome you and the family back to Shadey Acres for your next Jupiter vacation. Have a Joyous Holiday Season and a Happy and Healthy New Year! – Marietta and Carlos


Dan R. said...

Nov 9, 2018

Wonderful property.

Date of Stay

Nov 2, 2018

Helpful votes: 0/0

The owners were Great. They were very proactive. Everything that we could possibly need was already there. We didn’t stop at the store on our way there. Figuring we would unload the car and then run the two to the store. There was a large food basket in the kitchen when we arrived. Pasta, sauce, lots of snack items, and cold water. Needless to say we headed for the pool and made are store run the next morning. The house was very nice, clean, and located in a very peaceful area. We look forward to returning.

My Response

Dear Dan and Sherry, Thanks so much choosing our home and for your vacation for taking such wonderful care of Shadey Acres. I’m so glad our Welcome Basket gave you a fast start to relaxing right away. At Shadey Acres we try to add to your fun, our guests always like the bumper pool and Texas Holdem, and the instructions are framed right there on the wall. I hope you took advantage of the other games and outdoor activities that are located in the closets and baskets in the game room, along with an exercise bike and yoga mats to “stretch out” and start your day. While you were here in Jupiter, I hope you visited some of our special places like the Loggerhead Marine Center home of recuperating giant sea turtles. The attraction information we provide in our Welcome Book and our website Shadeya . com can make for some great trips into what a prior guest coined as, “the laid back vibe of Jupiter and Juno Beach”. Some other favorites of our guests are Riverbend Park and the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, both just minutes from the Shadey A. For a taste of Jupiter history a visit the 1860 Jupiter Lighthouse and Museum is so great. The waterfront Museum in the restored WWII Naval housing building offers our local history exhibit, Five Thousand Years on the Loxahatchee. Outdoor exhibits include the Keeper's Workshop, Tindall Pioneer Homestead, Pennock Plantation Bell and Seminole Chickee. It’s “A Must See”! After the museum relax at one of the fine inlet-fronted restaurants on the Jupiter Inlets South shore or go a mile south on US Hwy 1 to Harbourside Place for fine food, galleries, shopping and live entertainment. Looking forward to your next visit, With kind regards, Marietta and Carlos


Leslie C. said...

Aug 10, 2018

Love Shady Acres

Date of Stay

Jul 19, 2018

Helpful votes: 0/0

Shady Acres is absolutely awesome. It was perfect for our family getaway..

My Response

Dear Leslie and Family, Thanks so much for taking such great care of Shadey Acres. I am glad you all had fun in the pool and spa. We try to provide every amenity so you can enjoy a carefree stay. I hope you had the opportunity to take advantage of the great shopping in Jupiter and at the fabulous Garden Mall and Palm Beach Outlets. So many choices! And even though the kitchen has everything you need to have great family meals, the restaurants around are really fine, any kind of food you crave is right there in Jupiter! Our Riverbend Park and all the natural areas and bike paths are tons of fun too, canoeing, kayaking and bike riding is a great way to spend a day! We look forward to having you all back for your next Jupiter Vacation.

With warm regards, Marietta and Carlos


Matt O. said...

Jul 10, 2018

Beautiful - the pictures do not do it justice!

Date of Stay

Jun 30, 2018

Helpful votes: 0/0

My family and I could not have been happier with this rental. Marietta & Carlos went above and beyond to make sure that you felt completely at home... in their home. I cannot say enough great things about the entire visit. The property is beautifully taken care of and convenient to anything you could want to do in the area. There were no issues with bringing my dog and the renters were great with communication. I hope to rent this wonderful property again in the future and cannot wait to return to Shadey Acres. Marietta & Carlos truly made this vacation wonderful.

My Response

Dear Matt and family, Thank you for taking such good care of the Shadey A during your stay! I’m glad you all found the house comfy and your doggie was happy with the big yard to explore. I hope you spent some time in the beautiful Jupiter area; the Riverbend Park that is just minutes away is one of my favorite places to ride my bike and canoe. The Harbourside place is also tons of fun, packed with shops, galleries, great eateries and live music and it’s just across the street from the Jupiter Cineopolis, a really upscale theater that you can order food and drinks to you seat and watch the movies with your feet up, (it’s Awesome). The Jupiter Light House Museum is also an interesting spot to visit, lots of great Jupiter history there, The Museum located in a restored WWII building, exhibits Five Thousand Years on the Loxahatchee. Other outdoor exhibits include the Oil House & Keepers Workshop Exhibit, Tindall Pioneer Homestead, and Seminole Chickee and of course the spectacular view if you want to climb lighthouse itself! Don’t forget to check out the nautical Museum gift shop. Hope we see you on your next vacation,

Cheers till then, Marietta and Carlos



Thomas B. said...

Jul 5, 2018

Excellent Value with Very Strong Attention to Detail

Date of Stay

Jun 23, 2018

Helpful votes: 0/0

The property was very clean with many amenities! Every time we looked we found more goodies. As an example, ample sporting equipment, gear set aside for the beach (chairs, cooler, umbrella, etc...). The attention to detail is second to none. Highly recomend this property.

My Response

Dear Tom and family, Thank you so much for choosing Shadey Acres and taking such great care of our home. I’m glad you found the special touches we take pride in leaving for our guests to make you feel at home. I hope you visited our beautiful Jupiter beaches and the inlet Lagoon; it’s a great picnic spot! There are so many close by attractions like Lion Country Safari where you are in the car and the animals roam free, and it’s only a short 35 minute drive from the Shadey A. Another fun spot is our world class water park, ‘The Rapids” that includes a wave pool, thirty-five water slides, including dual seven-story speed slides, and a quarter mile lazy river. A short drive, it's just minutes on I-95 to enjoy a full day of family fun. And coming soon to Jupiter: Kelly Slater’s Surf Ranch Florida with a man-made surfing lake on an 80-acre park just minutes from Shadey Acres. Of course there is tons of world class restaurants right in Jupiter and great shopping in and around, the Gardens Mall and the Palm Beach Outlets to name a few. Come see us again on your next vacation. Cheers til then, Carlos and Marietta


Scott E. said...

Jun 16, 2018

We loved it!!!

Date of Stay

Jun 5, 2018

Helpful votes: 0/0

Thank you Marietta for allowing us to stay at your house every year. Everything is always in perfect shape and is extra clean. We will book your place every year we play in the Palm Beach tourneys. Thanks again.

My Response

Hi Scott and Team, Thanks guys for taking such good care of the house and taking time to write such a nice review. The fact that you keep coming back is the best kind of praise. I know that part of the draw for you and the team is that the Shadey A is really close to Roger Dean Stadium, but I hope you guys got to some of the fine restaurants around Jupiter and some of the live music spots like the Square Grouper while you were here. That place is always a hoot! I glad you took advantage of our bikes and cruised the neighborhood. Riverbend Park is just a 10 minute bike ride from Shadey Acres with some awesome bike trails, (they rent canoes and kayaks too!) Next year Kelly Slater Surf Park is opening just West of the Shadey A, it’s going to be awesome - one more great attraction so close to our luxury vacation rental! Well, see you all next time, Cheers, Marietta and Carlos.


Shea P. said...

May 20, 2018

Home away from home! Very comfortable

Date of Stay

May 13, 2018

Helpful votes: 0/0

We loved this house! The owners have thought of every amenity to make the stay as comfortable as can be. It was very clean, has plenty of room, and has things do to for both adults and kids. We enjoyed the pool, hot tub, and bumper pool table. Will definitely look for the opportunity to stay here again!

My Response

Dear Shea and family, Thank you for taking super care of Shadey Acres! I am glad you enjoyed the amenities of the house; we do our best to meet our guest’s needs so that they always feel right at home. I know we had some rain during your stay but I’m glad you were able to get some boating in to Peanut Island. I hope you were able to boat up the Intracoastal into Jupiter and tie up along Harbourside Place. It’s chockful of the wonderful shops and restaurants and further up the Jupiter River you can tie up to the famous Guanabana restaurant, all outside outside seating in a tropical garden, and the food is really good. Next spring (2019) The Kelly Slater Surf Ranch is scheduled to open: 80 acres with a 2,000 foot long man-made lake that will generate man-made waves perfect for hanging ten! It will literally be on the very western edge of Jupiter Farms, just a 10 minute drive from the house! Hope you spend your next Florida Vacation with us here at Shadey Acres Luxury Vacation Rental, there is so very much to do and see! Cheers, Marietta and Carlos


Gerald S. said...

Apr 10, 2018

Great Experience

Date of Stay

Mar 24, 2018

Helpful votes: 0/0

This was our 5th year staying at this property. We have consistently been impressed with the fact that we can just arrive and relax because we know that everything has been taken care of. Thanks, Marietta and Carlos. We have already booked for next year.

My Response

Dear Gerald, Joan and family, It's always great having you come and stay with us and we really look forward to seeing you all in 2019. Party on Sophie! Have a great year, see you soon, Cheers till then, Carlos and Marietta


Jenny A. said...

Mar 28, 2018

Perfect Getaway Location!

Date of Stay

Mar 16, 2018

Helpful votes: 0/0

Shadey Acres exceeded my expectations! Pictures do not do justice on the beauty of the property, size of the space and all the accommodations. This was the absolute perfect spot to spend a week with our family and friends. It was close to the Cardinal's Spring Training games, the beach and Jupiter has so many fun attractions. Thank you for sharing this gem! Jenny

My Response

Dear Jenny and family, Thanks for taking such good care of Shadey Acres. Carlos and I loved all the comments you and the family wrote in the guest books. Cardinal fans do love how close we are to Roger Dean Stadium. Coming back to the house after a game and relaxing pool side is what vacations are made for! I am glad you had some fun at the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary; I take my grandkids there all the time. It’s amazing the diversity of animals, birds and reptiles at this small local sanctuary. They even have habitats with the rare Florida Panthers, Bob Cats and Black Bears (Oh My!) Next time you come to visit, I hope you take advantage of some of the other great things to do in Jupiter, like Riverbend (Battlefield) Park, just 5 minutes from the house. Canoeing down the Loxahatchee River in the park is so peaceful and the natural surroundings are wonderful. You can rent canoes, kayaks and bikes right there at the park. You mentioned the Jupiter Lighthouse in your guest comments; did you get to visit the visit the Tindall Pioneer Homestead? Built in 1892, it’s the earliest Pioneer house still existing in Jupiter. The homestead gives a glimpse of early life of our brave pioneering families along the Loxahatchee River. The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Museum has a series of interactive exhibits chronicling the lives of Native Americans, early pioneers, Lighthouse keepers and more. The Museum and Gift Shop occupies the last remaining building (circa 1939), from an important World War II installation, code name Station J, a U.S. Naval Supplementary Radio Station. During World War II, it was used to locate the German submarines that were torpedoing our ships off the Florida coast! Wonderful shops and restaurants wind along the Intracoastal Waterway at Harbourside Place and up AIA along the Jupiter Inlet and Jupiter River. Utiki Beach is a great place to hang out, eat great food and boat/people/Light House watch. Next spring (2019) The Kelly Slater Surf Ranch is scheduled to open: 80 acres with a 2,000 foot long man-made lake that will generate man-made waves perfect for hanging ten! It will literally be on the very western edge of Jupiter Farms, just a 10 minute drive! Hope you spend your next Florida Vacation with us here at Shadey Acres Luxury Vacation Rental, there is so very much to do and see! Cheers, Marietta and Carlos


Cassie P. said...

Mar 19, 2018

Spring Training Trip

Date of Stay

Mar 10, 2018

Helpful votes: 0/0

My family (a group of 9 - 4 adults and 2 children) stayed here while on a Spring Training trip and the house was perfect. It's in a great location, very nice and clean and the pool was great to have. Would definitely recommend!

My Response

Hi Cassie and family, Thanks again for leaving the Shadey A in such great condition! I know you guys were here for Spring Training at the Roger Dean Stadium, but I hope you took advantage of some of the other attractions and around the Shadey A. The Busch Wildlife is so wonderful, a taste of the Florida that most of us will never see, with all the local flora and fauna, even black bears and Florida panthers! Many of my guests love the Loggerhead Marine Life Center, you can see the tanks with the huge loggerheads that are being healed and finally returned to the sea. From April to October you can even set up night time turtle walks to watch the turtles as they lay their eggs on the Jupiter shoreline. Next spring the family can go “Inland Surfing” where the surf is always up! Kelly Slater will be opening his famous Surf Ranch with a man-made surfing lake on an 80-acre park in the Western regions of Jupiter Farms, just minutes away from our Luxury Vacation Rental, Shadey Acres! KAWABUNGA !!! Of course canoeing, kayaking, biking and hiking are right in the neighborhood at the beautiful Riverbend Park. See deer, turkeys, and multiple species birds including nesting osprey. Alligators and turtles populate the many ponds and the Loxahatchee River. See all kinds of wildlife … in the wild! Visit the old farmstead, wood mill and the Seminole Village…Riverbend is really quite a place. And of course you can’t beat the shopping and eating at Harborside Plaza, Jupiter’s fantastic family center on the Intracoastal water way. Great shops and restaurants, a fountain for kids to play in a farmers market on Sundays. Every third Saturday of the month they have the Harborside Antique car exhibit with live bands in the amphitheater….. And it’s free (along with many other events and shows)! We hope to see you all on your next vacation. Cheers, Marietta and Carlos


Rebecca K. said...

Dec 31, 2017

Lovely home, relaxing location!

Date of Stay

Dec 15, 2017

Helpful votes: 0/0

We have stayed here 3 times over the past several years and always have a perfect vacation. This hidden jem is perfect for large families and pets. The house has a great kitchen and dining room with everything you need to be comfortable. The pool and patio are a dream; we spent most of our time there. The home owners have thought of every detail and were responsive at all times. Thanks for everything Marietta!!

My Response

Dear Rebecca and family, Thanks for coming back to Shadey Acres on your family vacations. We always appreciate the excellent care you take of our home. I am so glad you consider us a gem! I hope you take some time to visit the beautiful Riverbend Park that is right in our “back yard”. They have canoe and kayak rentals and it’s only a 10 minute bike ride from the house. They have built a new visitor center there that is really beautiful, and of course the wildlife is abundant and diversified, from gators, deer and turkeys to ospreys and eagle, it is quite the show. I know you all like Dubois Park but have you brought the dogs to Jupiter’s beautiful dog beach on the ocean? My dogs love it! Some more exciting news, early next year the Kelly Slater Surf Ranch will be opening up just behind Jupiter Farms. The 2,000-foot-long artificial lake will generate man-made waves perfect for hanging ten! One more great attraction so close to Shadey Acres! I hope we see you next year, have a blessed and joyful New Year! Fondly, Marietta and Carlos


Bladimir S. said...

Aug 22, 2017

Such a beautiful place, very clean with all the amenitie you need. Lovely pool with heated spa.

Date of Stay

Aug 15, 2017

Helpful votes: 0/0

Such a beautiful place to stay, my family and i felt in love with this home. Nice pool with heated spa, huge yard, multiple amenities, very clean. 20 min away from Jupiter beach and Dubois Lagoon. Will be back in the near future.

My Response

Dear Bladamir and family, Thanks for choosing Shadey Acres for your family vacation, and for taking such good care of our home. I am glad you visited our beautiful Jupiter beaches and the Lagoon, I hope you and the family were able to make time for some of the other close by attractions like Lion Country Safari where you are in the car and the animals roam free, and it’s only a short 35 minute drive from the Shadey A. Many of my guests and their families have enjoyed our world class water park, ‘The Rapids” that includes a wave pool, thirty-five water slides, including dual seven-story speed slides, and a quarter mile lazy river. A short drive , it's just minutes on I-95 to enjoy a full day of family fun. And coming soon to Jupiter: Kelly Slater’s Surf Ranch Florida with a man-made surfing lake on an 80-acre park just minutes from Shadey Acres. This will be a lot of family fun! We look forward to your next visit! Cheers, Marietta and Carlos


Cole P. said...

Aug 4, 2017

Wonderful, spacious property. Really enjoyed the pool and hot tub!

Date of Stay

Jul 29, 2017

Helpful votes: 0/0

Our family had a vacation to remember at this property. Enough room for everyone and plenty of entertainment from the game room to the pool and hot tub! Thoroughly enjoyed our stay!!

My Response

Dear Cole and family, Thanks so much for taking such wonderful care of Shadey Acres. I am so glad you made use of all the outdoor and indoor games and amenities we provide. I hope the bumper pool and Texas Holdem instructions, framed on the wall in our game room were helpful! Carlos said you mentioned going to the Loggerhead Marine Center to see the giant sea turtles. The attraction information we provide in our Welcome Book and our website Shadeya . com can make for some great trips into what one of our prior guest coined as, “the laid back vibe of Jupiter and Juno Beach”. Some other favorites of our guests are Riverbend Park and the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, both just minutes from the Shadey A. Next time be sure to visit the 1860 Jupiter Lighthouse, a waterfront Museum in the restored WWII Naval housing building that offers its local history exhibit, Five Thousand Years on the Loxahatchee. Outdoor exhibits include the Keeper's Workshop, Tindall Pioneer Homestead, Pennock Plantation Bell and Seminole Chickee. A Must See! After the museum relax at one of the fine inlet-front restaurants on the Jupiter Inlets South shore or go a mile south on US Hwy 1 to Harbourside Place for fine food and shopping. Looking forward to your next visit, With kind regards, Marietta and Carlos


Crystal E. said...

Jun 14, 2017

Awesome time!!

Date of Stay

Jun 7, 2017

Helpful votes: 0/0

The house was amazing! It's very roomy and accommodated all of us without being on top of each other. The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen had everything we needed. It's very close and convienent to everything and the pool was a big plus!! The owners were easy to communicate with and helped with any questions we had. Thanks for everything Marietta!! We will be back.....until next time:)

My Response

Dear Crystal and Team, Thank you all for leaving Shadey Acres in such great condition. I know you were here for the Baseball Tournaments at Roger Dean Stadium, but I hope you were able to enjoy some of the other great spots around Jupiter, like the Harbourside Place just minutes from Shadey Acres. Where there’s lots of live music, great eats and fun shopping. The Jupiter Cineopolis is also a favorite around here; watch your favorite movies in super comfortable reclining seats while getting served great food, snacks and drinks right at your seat! I noticed the bikes were used, taking the back way to Riverbend Park is such a great ride, I hope you found the maps I leave at the house to make the ride easy-peasy! Thanks again for choosing Shadey Acres Luxury Vacation Rental as your home away from home. Come on back soon! With Kind Regards, Marietta and Carlos


Julie L. said...

Jun 5, 2017

Perfect home for entertaining and relaxing!

Date of Stay  May 25, 2017

Helpful votes: 0/0

We chose this home based on many factors including previous reviews. The home, pool, and landscaping were all we could have asked for and more. We loved the pool, the kitchen was well appointed with lots of personal touches, the bedrooms were very comfortable. I especially liked views outside, lush tropical foliage, peaceful, quiet, just lovely. We will come back to Shadey Acres on our next visit to Jupiter!

My Response

Dear Julie and Family, Thank you for taking such great care of Shadey Acres! I am glad you enjoyed the amenities of the house; we try to anticipate our guest’s needs so that they feel at home right away. I hope you and family enjoyed a bike ride, the bike trail up to beautiful Riverbend Park is only a 15 minute ride from the property. On your next visit be sure to visit The Loggerhead Marine Center, its only about a 15 minute drive, located across from Juno Beach, and the giant loggerhead turtles recuperating there are a sight to see! I hope you took advantage of the great shopping, restaurants and live entertainment at Harbourside Place, Carlos and I particularly love the Native Visions Galleries there, it is really some spectacular artwork. Our guest book and website feature some great restaurants around town, one of our favorites for breakfast and lunch is Dukes Loggerhead Café on the Carlin Park beach. The atmosphere is beach casual and the food is gourmet. The popular Jupiter off-leash beach is right there at crossovers 25-59 a great place for your dog to get some quality beach time! We look forward to having you all back for your next Jupiter Vacation! With kind regards, Marietta and Carlos


Michael T. said...

May 21, 2017

Excellent in every way…

Date of Stay

May 9, 2017

Helpful votes: 0/0

Our family visited from out of town for our daughter's wedding...Everything was organized to the "t"...Marietta is extremely organized, a true professional and wonderful host. The house and property were perfect for our needs. Every family member was extremely happy and impressed with everything and many indicated that they wanted to rent this house again for future visits to Jupiter...

My Response

Dear Michael and family, Thank you so much for the care you took of Shadey Acres. We would love to have your family back again for a visit any time! I know you were all here for a family wedding but I hope you were able to take in some of the great hot spots in Jupiter, like Harbourside Place for live music on Fri/Sat nights and the Green Market on Sunday mornings. One of my favorite galleries is in Harbourside, Native Visions Galleries, just an incredible place to visit! There are so many activities in and around Shadey Acres, ride the Shadey A bikes through Riverbend Park and rent a canoe or kayak there, visit Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, or have a meal at some of our world class restaurants. Some local merchants; Pedego Electric Bikes Juno Beach and Blue Line Surf and Paddle offer discounts to Shadey Acre Guests. I would love to hear from your family, they can always go to Home Away- Property 3558067 – Shadey Acres, to post their review and tell us what they liked most about their stay at the house and in Jupiter. Congratulation on your Daughter’s wedding and thanks again for bringing your family to stay at Shadey Acres. With Kind Regards, Marietta and Carlos


Aarif R. said...

Apr 18, 2017

Amazing stay!

Date of Stay

Apr 7, 2017

Helpful votes: 0/0

You will feel right at home from the moment you walk through the doors. The level of care and hospitality that Marietta and Carlos put into our stay, from the welcome basket to the Oops basket, is unmatched! The house was spotless and beautifully maintained. There were 8 of us in total (6+2) and there was plenty of space for all of us. But the highlight of the stay was the pool and hot tub! It was tough to get the kids out of the water at the end of the day! A great play to relax and unwind! Overall, it was a great vacation and just what we needed. Highly recommended!Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Age 55+, Families with Teenagers.

My Response

Dear Aarif and family, Thanks again for taking such great care of the Shadey A. I am glad you guys enjoyed the level of detail and cleanliness my team always strives to attain. I have to confess that even though some of the most beautiful beaches in Florida are only 11 miles away many of my guests find the screened in pool and spa very hard to leave! We hope you had a chance to bring the kids to some of the local animal attractions like Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, (BWS) with their big cat Panther and Black Bear habitats, as well as almost all the other local fauna and flora including a boardwalk through a Cypress Swamp, habitats of Bobcats, Gators, all the Florida Birds, Raccoons, Deer, Bald Eagles and the list goes on and on and BWS is only about 8 miles from the Shadey A. The Loggerhead Marine Life Center (LMC) is also a great place to visit. The rescued Sea Turtles are really something to see, and if you’re lucky you may get to see a release back into the ocean, it’s a really big deal around here. Check out the LIVE TURTLE CAM on my ShadeyA website, click on the area attractions page and then Loggerhead MC in the dropdown and you can watch Waffle who is in his tank recuperating right now! And too top it off; both LMC and Busch Wildlife are free to visit! I know you mentioned you were heading into town for some shopping; I hope you had a chance to stop at Harbourside Place to experience some of the fine dining and shops there. The Gardens Mall and Downtown PGA are just minutes from Shadey Acres and also chock-full of places to shop and eat! There are so many great places in and around Jupiter, on your next visit be sure to take in some more. I have some good leads on my webpage “Shadeya . com” to help you plan your trip. Hope to see you and the family again soon, With warm regards, Marietta and Carlos


Gerald S. said...

Apr 5, 2017

The best.

Date of Stay

Mar 24, 2017

Helpful votes: 0/0

Wonderful facility and amenities.

My Response

Dear Gerald, Joan and family, Thanks for coming back to the Shadey A…. for four seasons now… and we are looking forward to having you back again next year. I am glad you have found Shadey Acres to be a home away from home while you are vacationing here in beautiful Jupiter. I guess by now you have experienced the natural beauty of Riverbend Park, just a bike ride away. If you haven’t as yet, next year be sure to bring your granddaughter to the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, such an interesting little sanctuary so close to Shadey Acres and chock full of Florida wildlife and fauna....Bobcats and Panthers and Bears OH MY! I know that after 4 years of coming here you have seen Jupiter grow in such interesting ways, the new and exciting Harbourside Place right on the Intra Coastal Waterway, part of the new River Walk that winds under the bridge and past the galleries, restaurants and shops! Have a wonderful summer and Holiday Season up North and we will welcome you all back again next year! Very fondly, Marietta and Carlos


Craig T. said...

Mar 28, 2017

Look No Further

Date of Stay

Mar 17, 2017

Helpful votes: 0/0

What can I say that I haven't already said in previous reviews? Fantastic home for families. Plenty of room in the house and on the grounds. Beautiful setting outside by the pool. Gracious, helpful owners provide everything you need. Our family has stayed at Shadey Acres on multiple occasions and we never want to leave. It's always the quickest week of the year.

My Response

Dear Craig, Brenda and family, Once again we are so happy to have you and your family back at the Shadey A. I hope you all had some fun cruising the neighborhood and nearby Riverbend Park on the bikes we have in the barn. It looks like next year internationally famous surfer Kelly Slater will be opening SURF RANCH FLORIDA, a world-class, man-made surfing lake which will provide consistent waves and a safe environment for public recreational and competition purposes right in the back of the farms, just 10 miles away from the house. The girls will get a kick out of that place, it sounds like tons of fun. I hope you got to take in the Loggerhead Marine Life Center, those giant turtles are something to see, (and the little wash back babies are so cute)! Of course going to the movies is always fun and the luxurious Jupiter Cinepolis makes it even more fun with home theatre style reclining lounges and gourmet food service right to your seat, I really like that place. I know you guys like to hang at Shadey’s pool and heated spa and barbeque dinner on the Lanai, it’s part of what makes this your winter home away from home. I hope we see you again on your next vacation, have a wonderful year and happy holidays, Fondly, Marietta and Carlos


Tim G. said...

Mar 19, 2017

Great vacation home and nicest owners

Date of Stay

Mar 3, 2017

Helpful votes: 0/0

This was our third stay, Marietta and Carlos never disappoint, home was sparkling upon arrival and everything we needed for two weeks of rest and relaxation was ready for us. We are already planning next visit and hope some family are able to join us then, they love this place as much as we do. Tim and Linda G

My Response

Dear Tim and Linda, Thanks again for the care you give the Shadey A when you come to visit; it’s always a pleasure having you folks! I know traditionally you spend a lot of time at the Roger Dean Stadium for the spring training of the Cardinals but I hope you had time to visit Harbourside Place by the bridge in Jupiter for shopping, free concerts, green markets and great restaurants! I’m so glad you love to hangout on the Lanai by our heated pool and spa for barbecues after the games but if you haven’t been there already may I suggest that on your next visit you can take some weekend time and take a ride on one of the many tour boats that travel around Jupiter on the Intracoastal Waterway. A close up of some of the beautiful homes on Jupiter Island and our historic Jupiter Lighthouse are some of the highlights. We are looking forward to having you next time, like us on Shadey Acres FB page for upcoming events and specials and check in at shadeya . com for more info, events and attractions in and around Jupiter and PBC. See you next time, Marietta and Carlos


Julie B. said...

Mar 5, 2017

Better than Expected

Date of Stay

Feb 26, 2017

Helpful votes: 0/0

Shades Acres was perfect in every way. You can tell the owners like to accommodate their guests. Very clean house and pool. Although it was just the two of us, this facility could easily host multiple couples or families and children. Loved it! We hope to go back next year.Recommended for: People with Disabilities, Families with Young Children, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers.

My Response

Dear Julie and Mark, Thank you so much for the care you took of Shadey Acres. I am so glad you took notice of how well my team cleans the house and property; and I will make sure to pass along your praise. We do have many large families and groups of friends come to the Shadey A, but many couples like you come to enjoy the romantic pool and serenity, the bikes and the beautiful neighborhood. We are also in a great spot for Eco-Vacations, Riverbend Park is just a ten minute bike ride from the house and you can rent canoes, kayaks and walk or run the many paths throughout the park. Enjoy the old time Florida setting while meeting up with deer, hawks, owls, osprey and wild turkey on the trails and watch alligators and turtles in the many rivers and lakes. There are many horseback riding facilities nearby if you’d like to take a ride through some beautiful country. Take the 11 minute drive to the beach and you can go paddle boarding, rent a boat or Jet Ski, do some hang gliding or just enjoy the sun and waves at some of the most beautiful beaches in Florida. Book a day on one of the dive boats or deep sea fishing boats that take off from the Jupiter inlet. We look forward to your return! See you next time, Marietta and Carlos


Barbara G. said...

Feb 8, 2017

Beautiful home and property.

Date of Stay

Jan 31, 2017

Helpful votes: 0/0

Shadey Acres was truly a wonderful surprise! The beautiful home, grounds and spa/pool were clean and a pleasure. The owners went above and beyond from the welcome treat basket, wonderful body washes and shampoos and even a dog toy. Anyone looking for a wonderful Jupiter, Florida vacation should truly rent this home, you will not be disappointed.

My Response

Dear Nina, Thank you for taking time to give us this lovely review. I am so glad you and your big family enjoyed Shadey Acres over the holidays. The heated pool and spa in our screened lanai are always a favorite of our guests. I hope you all made use of our bikes to ride the neighborhood and the beautiful bike paths of Riverbend Park, just minutes by bike from the Shadey A. The fun of Shadey Acres is that although it’s very private in its tropical country setting, in only 15 minutes you can be at the best beaches, the Juno fishing pier or hop a water taxi and tour the Intracoastal Waterway. Charter a deep sea fishing tour out of the Jupiter Inlet for the day and come back and have dinner at one of the great restaurants that are located just across of the Lighthouse on the inlet. For even more family fun you can rent an electric bike at Pedego Juno Beach and take a tour of Jupiter with the family, if you get tired switch to electric power with these great bikes! If golfing is a family favorite, enjoy a game of golf at one of the numerous public and private courses nearby, including the PGA National Resort and Spa, famous for hosting the Honda Classic Tournament in early March. And by the beach enjoy a game of mini Golf for the whole family; spend the afternoon at the Lighthouse Cove Adventure Mini-Golf and Burger Shack! There is so much to do in and around Jupiter; I hope you and your group come back again for more fun next year! Have a happy and healthy 2017. Cheers, Marietta and Carlos!


Mary B. said...

Jan 20, 2017

Beautiful home. Impeccably clean and all the amenities! The heated pool and hot tub were the best!

Date of Stay

Jan 11, 2017

Helpful votes: 0/0

5 out of 5

My Response

Dear Mary and family, I am so glad you enjoyed your time at Shadey A and thanks for taking such good care of our home. I’m pleased that Reid got use of the baby accoutrements we keep on site; I know it’s helpful to have a pack n play, high chair, stroller and baby plates and spoons at your vacation rental when you travel with a baby! Next time you come you should make use of our bikes and take a ride around our beautiful neighborhood and Riverbend Park, which is only a few minutes bike ride away! I hope you all had the time to visit Harbourside Place by the bridge in Jupiter; there is always something going on there, free concerts, green markets and great restaurants and shopping! You had mentioned you were going to Lion Country Safari, I hope you snagged the family discount coupons I have on the Shadeya . com website, it really offers a great saving! We are looking forward to having you next time, like us on Shadey Acres fb page for upcoming events and specials and check in at shadeya . com for more info, events and attractions in and around Jupiter and PBC. Cheers, Marietta and Carlos


Barbara R. said...

Jan 1, 2017

2016 Christmas in Florida

Date of Stay

Dec 23, 2016

Helpful votes: 0/0

Wonderful time spent with family. Home was beautiful and had all the amenities we needed.

My Response

Dear Barbara, Thanks so much for the care your family took of Shadey Acres during their stay. It’s wonderful for us that your being a local here in the Jupiter area with a big family that lives out of state, Shadey Acres could serve as the home away from home for your 13 family members during the holidays. I want to share with you a really nice comment that your family was kind enough to write in our guest book: “We can’t thank you enough for providing us the perfect home to spend our Christmas vacation. All the details you have provided us from the coffee, paper products, to the games and comfortable beds – it was perfect. The layout of your home is perfect for all the people we had here – no one was on top of each other. The pool & hot tub was used daily and we just had a fabulous time. We would love to return next year. Happy New Year!” Carlos and I are looking forward to seeing you all on your next family get-together!


Keith F. said...

Dec 27, 2016

A Slice of Heaven

Date of Stay

Dec 16, 2016

Helpful votes: 0/0

What can we say that hasn't been said before. Staying at Marietta and Carlos's Shadey Acres was an absolute pleasure. Marietta was incredibly pleasant and prompt right from our first inquiry, and it was great to know that they were there any time we needed them. The house itself is a true slice of heaven to stay in. Everything you need for an enjoyable stay is provided. A major highlight is the superb pool and hot tub. Everyone has already described the great screens and planting that keep the pool and tub clean, usable and private. A great place to spend the evening after a hard day. It was great to meet Marietta and Carlos at the exhibition we were in Florida to open - Illuminating the Deep at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta until March 4, 2017. They were great company. Don't hesitate for a moment to make Shadey Acres your home for your vacation - we can't recommend it highly enough.

My Response

Dear Keith, Thanks so much for the care you took of Shadey Acres. Since this was a working week for you I know you didn’t have much time to sight see around the area. On your next visit I hope you use our bicycles and take a ride around the neighborhood and the beautiful Riverbend Battleground Park and Cypress Creek South Natural Area that is only a few of miles away and accessible by bike paths. Riverbend Park also has canoe and kayak rentals so you can cruise the wilds of Florida on the Loxahatchee River. While you were working in nearby Tequesta, I hope you had the time to visit our premier shopping and restaurants located at Harbourside Place, right on the water in Jupiter next to the bridge. On your next visit take in some of the attractions, shopping and museums listed in our Welcome Book provided at the residence. Thank you again for inviting us to the opening of ILLUMINATING THE DEEP, at the Lighthouse Art Center in Tequesta. The show was beautiful and fascinating. I am putting a post on the Shadey Acres FB page so my future guests know to take some time to visit this significant collection of undersea exploration and contemporary photography and graphics. Thanks again for coming, have a Happy and Healthy New Year! Cheers, Marietta and Carlos


Dorothy C. said...

Nov 30, 2016

Relaxing Retreat!

Date of Stay

Nov 20, 2016

Helpful votes: 0/0

This was our second stay at Marietta and Carlos' comfortable and spacious home in Jupiter Farms in the last two years. Our evening arrival was greeted by music, soft lights and a basket of treats, a welcome respite from a long day of driving. Our college aged kids retreated to the guest bedrooms and game room on "their" side of the house, separated from the master bedroom by a huge kitchen and large family room. This is a great location for us as we were in town to celebrate Thanksgiving with family members in the Jupiter area. It is also close to the beaches, shopping and recreation while maintaining a secluded, private setting surrounded by lush landscaping. We enjoyed relaxing in the pool and hot tub and having meals under the lanai, as well as riding bikes. Marietta and Carlos are gracious and attentive hosts focused on accommodating their guests needs. We highly recommend this home to those wanting a relaxing retreat in beautiful Jupiter. Dorothy and Ed

My Response

Dear Dorothy, Ed and family, Thank you for coming back to the Shadey A to spend your holidays this year! You guys take such great care of our home, we really appreciate that. I am glad you enjoyed your stay, maybe next time you can all rent a canoe or kayaks at the Riverbend park, it’s just a short bike ride from Shadey Acres. The Loxahatchee River is awesome! There are also some really great cruise tours on the Intra-Coastal Waterway in Jupiter that are really a good time. We even have Diva Duck Amphibious Tours (It’s a Bus, It’s a Boat) just minutes away in West Palm Beach! Check out my website at shadeya. com for more info about them and many other attractions in and around Jupiter. Hope we see you all for your next vacation, have Happy Holidays and a Joyous and Blessed New Year! Fondly, Marietta and Carlos


Amy B. said...

Oct 24, 2016

Lovely home with excellent amenities

Date of Stay

Oct 18, 2016

Helpful votes: 0/0

Looked even better in person! Great amenities offered to make your stay truly like you are home away from home. Not limited al all--whatever we needed they had. Pool and hot tub was great and enjoyed meals out on the enclosed lanai near the pool. Wonderful stay and highly recommend this property.

My Response

Dear Amy, I am so glad you and your group enjoyed Shadey Acres and the extra touches our team works so hard to provide. Next time I hope you all make use of our bicycles and take a ride around the lovely neighborhood and the beautiful Riverbend Battleground Park that is only a few of miles away and accessible by bike paths. Riverbend Park also has canoe and kayak rentals so you can cruise the wilds of Florida on the Loxahatchee River. I hope you visited our premier shopping and restaurants located at Harbourside Place, right on the water in Jupiter, and visited some of the attractions, shopping and museums listed in our Welcome Book, provided at the residence. Don’t forget to like us on the Shadey Acres face book page for notice of upcoming Promo’s and events in and around Jupiter. We are always adding info to our shadeya website, so keep checking in. We look forward to your next visit, Regards, Marietta and Carlos


Rola A. said...

Oct 17, 2016

Felt like a home away from home. Relaxing

Date of Stay

Oct 9, 2016

Helpful votes: 0/0

House is great, comfortable. Second stay and loved it. Whole family enjoyed it including the dogs!

My Response

Dear Rola and family, Thank you for coming back to our home again and taking such great care of the Shadey A. We love that you and your local family and friends use Shadey Acres as a place you can all gather to be together while you are here in Jupiter. I know your mom loves the heated spa and screened in pool. I travel with my dogs too and I know how good it is to have such a comfortable pet friendly venue to bring your best friends to. The beautiful Jupiter Dog Beach is only 12 miles away….. perfect place for an Master/BF romp in the sand! Be sure to check out our web site Shadeya for lots more pictures and info in and around Shadey Acres. LIKE US at Shadey Acres for upcoming events and specials. We will be looking forward to your next stay. With kind regards, Marietta and Carlos Alvarez


Steve R. said...

Jul 28, 2016

This was the best vacation stay ever!

Date of Stay

Jul 18, 2016

Helpful votes: 0/0

When we arrived we were impressed with the neighborhood, the entrance to the house as well as the yard. After getting inside we were welcomed with soft music and a basket full of goodies on the counter. Not only did we have a full kitchen including dishes and silverware, we also had a dishwasher which made cleanup easy. Marietta and Carlos had provided all the little things you take for granted having at home, salt, pepper, paper towels, zip-lock bags... you name it. The pool/hot tub was the highlight of the stay because it was so nice that no one wanted to even go to the ocean. In the evenings, we were able to have cozy family nights together in the game room which had a lot of different games to offer. The bicycles in the barn gave us an additional experience that we wouldn't have been able to get anywhere else. Overall this was the best vacation we've ever had and we owe all the credit to the care and thoughtfulness of our hosts. We will definitely be back and I will urge anyone I know to visit Shadey Acres for a guaranteed fun chocked full of unforgettable memories.

My Response

Dear Steve and family & friends,  Let me start by thanking you and your large group for the great care you took of Shadey Acres, we look forward to your next visit!  I’m glad you rode the bikes around our beautiful neighborhood; I hope you took advantage of the extensive bike trails in the Riverbend Park (awarded Certificates for Excellence for 2015 and 2016), which is only a 10 minute bike ride from the Shadey A. The trails wind through old time Natural Florida and along beautiful streams and ponds. See Deer, Wild Turkey, Fox, Osprey and Eagles along with so many more critters in their natural habitat. Special events and demonstrations provide a unique living history experience in the authentically-constructed Seminole Village and Pioneer Homestead. Bike or drive over and rent a canoe or kayak from the Canoe Outfitters, right there in the park and paddle around the extensive waterways throughout the park or up to Trader Nelsons old homestead.  We are happy to know the kids enjoyed the pool and outdoor toys and games, the Shadey Acres property has such great areas to play!  I hope you had a chance to take advantage of some of the great attractions nearby, The Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, just 10 minutes from the property, is alive with local flora and fauna, including an actual cypress swamp walk way and live natural animal exhibits that include Florida Panthers, Black Bears, Bobcats, Eagles, Gators, Birds, reptiles, raccoons and so much more!   The Loggerhead Marine Life Center over in Juno Beach is amazing! Turtles huge and small have been rescued and released from this facility, with big tanks that you can get up close and personal with these gentle beings. Both the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary and the Loggerhead Marine Center are FREE!  Check out our onsite Guestbook and our website at shadeya com for information about the area, great eateries around town, shopping and events at Harbourside Place and in and around Palm Beach to plan your next vacation.  Be sure to like us, Shadey Acres, to see special offers and upcoming events.  Thanks again, see you all next time, Regards, Marietta and Carlos



Landon M. said...

Jul 10, 2016

Great stay in tropical paradise

Date of Stay

Jun 20, 2016

Helpful votes: 0/0

This was a great place my family to vacation. Everything you could possibly need to start your stay was provided. The welcome basket is a great touch; you just don't see at other places. Would recommend this lovey home to any who are looking for a nice vacation. Thanks M ac & Janice Mccraw

My Response

Dear Janice and Mac, Thanks to you and the family for taking such good care of Shadey Acres. I am so glad you all enjoyed the pool and pool toys. I hope your kids and grandkids took a ride around the neighborhood on our Shadey Acre bikes, there are so many great bike paths and of course the Riverbend Park right there in the neighborhood has an extensive bike trail. I’m glad you and Mac got in some good fishing at the beach and Juno Fishing Pier. I hope you all took advantage of some of the great restaurants and entertainment at Harbourside Place, down in Jupiter, with the Sunday Farmers Market right under the bridge. We will be looking forward to your next stay, don’t forget to go to www .shadeya. com to plan your next trip, we have lots of ideas there.  Regards, Marietta and Carlos


Marybeth F. said...

Jun 25, 2016

Love this place!!!

Date of Stay

Jun 13, 2016

Helpful votes: 1/0

Shadey Acres was impeccable and had everything and more for the most relaxing vacation ever! We enjoyed everything about the property. The home, pool, and hot tub provided our family the get away of our dreams. We enjoyed playing games in the pool and having meals outside on the patio. We even learned how to play bumper pool and throughly enjoyed it. The landscaping around the pool and property is impeccable - lush and beautiful! There was plenty of nature to enjoy right on the property. We left the property a few times to enjoy the beach and other activities (trail ride, go carting, and local restaurants). We truly had the most relaxing vacation ever and I did not want to leave at the end of our stay. We will be back....and soon!

My Response

Dear Mary Beth and Family, Thanks again for taking such good care of the Shadey A. I am so glad you made use of all the outdoor and indoor games and amenities we provide, and that the bumper pool instructions framed on the wall in our game room helped you to learn the game! From your review and comments in our guest book, it looks like you made use of the attraction information we provide in our Welcome Book and our website www. Shadeya. com and made some great trips into what you coined, “the laid back vibe of Jupiter and Juno Beach”. The Loggerhead Marine Life Center and Busch Wildlife Sanctuary are always favorites of our guests. Next time be sure to visit the 1860 Jupiter Lighthouse, a waterfront Museum in the restored WWII Naval housing building that offers its local history exhibit, Five Thousand Years on the Loxahatchee. Outdoor exhibits include the Keeper's Workshop, Tindall Pioneer Homestead, Pennock Plantation Bell and Seminole Chickee. A Must See! After the museum relax at one of the fine inlet-front restaurants on the Jupiter Inlets South shore or go a mile south on US Hwy 1 to Harbourside Place for fine food and shopping. Looking forward to your next visit, Regards, Marietta and Carlos


Anonymous said...

Jun 7, 2016

Absolutely beautiful.

Date of Stay

Jun 1, 2016

Helpful votes: 0/0

I hesitated to give a review, if I keep a secret it may be available for my next visit. If you choose this property, you may never get any sight seeing done. It has everything and more. The owners have provided a spacious home, tastefully decorated, comfortable for a large extended family. We were surprised by all the supplies provided, even a gift for our Beagle upon arriving. A call made about an issue resulted in their coming right over and correcting it. They were incredibly friendly and responsive, they apologized and got the repair done ASAP Looking for fun, the pool was equipped with balls, floats. Games, football basketball, soccerball, bikes and corn hole; there is something for everyone. If you want to scope out local attractions, a book is on the desk giving details and directions. There is quite a lot to see near this home, but returning to relax on this property is a dream.

My Response

Dear Lisa and Family, Thanks again for taking such great care of Shadey Acres. I glad you enjoyed our attention to details, our team works hard to make that happen! Next time stay a bit longer so you can take advantage of the bike trails in beautiful Riverbend Park, which is just around a few corners with a back entrance right in the neighborhood. I hope you had time to visit some of the great restaurants in and around Jupiter. Harbourside Place offers fine dining and great shopping. Listen to live music, practice Tai Chi or Yoga, and visit the green market. And guess what? All free! Parking is a breeze too, and just minutes away from Shadey Acres so don’t miss it. Check out events and attractions around town and some of the best eateries at our website www . shadeya . com. Don’t forget to like us on face book. See you next time! Regards, Marietta and Carlos


Linda S. said...

May 17, 2016

Beautiful oasis with spectacular amenities!

Date of Stay

Apr 28, 2016

Helpful votes: 0/0

Shadey Acres was "as advertised" ... and so much more. Immaculate home with great layout, beautiful screened pool and waterfall hot tub, lush landscaping. The kitchen and bath supplies/amenities were nicer than any rental (and we've done a lot of them), lots of towels, beach chairs/toys .... pretty much anything you could think of was there for you. Great home base for visiting Jupiter lighthouse, beach and nearby attractions. Loved the sea turtle rescue center and dining along the Jupiter inlet. Great home with caring hosts; highly recommend.

My Response

Thank you so much for taking such good care of our home. I’m glad you enjoyed the pool, everyone loves the heated spa. If you didn’t have time to bike ride to our beautiful Riverbend Park, maybe you can do that next time. We like to rent canoes there and paddle up the lovely Loxahatchee River. Thank you for appreciating all the amenities, my team and I take special care to see that all our guests needs are met, you may have even noticed our Oops Basket! We look forward to having you and your family back in the future. Fondly, Marietta and Carlos


Laraine G. said...

May 17, 2016

Great vacation resort!

Date of Stay

Apr 28, 2016

Helpful votes: 0/0

What a great vacation resort for relaxing in your own pool, to exploring for adventures, to resting on the beach. Look at the Visitor’s Guide that was prepared for the visitor’s to peruse. It has everything listed from places to see and explore, great restaurants in the area, local stores for shopping, etc. There really is nothing you shall need or want that is not provided in your stay. Enjoy!

My Response

Dear Laraine, I’m so glad you and your cousins enjoyed your reunion. Thanks for taking such good care of our home. I’m glad you made use of the Guest Book we provide that gives you an overview of the house and the area restaurants and attractions and even local Doctors, Vets and Churches. We have lots more information at our website shadeya. com too. It’s good you got to visit our beautiful inlet beach, and you all dined at Utiki, just across the inlet from the Lighthouse, it’s one of the local favorites. I hope you all found time to do some shopping at the beautiful Gardens Mall, minutes from Shadey Acres. I know that it's so fun cooking, swimming and relaxing at the house, but we do have a wonderful Cineopolis Movie theater just 15 minutes away, you can order a meal and drink in your reclined seat while watching your favorite movies! Maybe next time!

Fondly, Marietta and Carlos


Louisa C. said...

May 17, 2016

Serenity and relaxation

Date of Stay

Apr 28, 2016

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Serenity and relaxation awaits you at this wonderful home and location! We had an amazing time here and enjoyed the amenities of fine bed linen, heated pool and spa, well-equipped kitchen, bicycles for recreational rides and close proximity to fun sight seeing. We ( 8 cousins) went boating, visiting museums, good restaurants close by and shopping! All was within minutes of our beautiful extra clean vacation house! I will visit this spot again! Everything was immaculate, but most enjoyed the very comfortable beds and quality linen! Thank you to great hosts! Yes, I would highly recommend this beautiful home to friends and family.

My Response

Dear Louisa, I am so glad you and your group enjoyed the comfort and tranquility of our home and I know you ladies are all gourmet cooks so I’m pleased you found all you needed in the Shadey A kitchen! It’s good to hear you took advantage of the site seeing. It’s fun that you had a Freedom Boat Club member in your group so you could boat to Harbourside Place and experience the great food and ambiance at the waterside there. I’m glad you took time to see the Loggerhead Marine Life Center, it’s such an amazing place, the sea turtles are really beautiful. Next time you should try Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, we have Florida Panthers, black bears and all kinds of local wildlife there and it’s only about 10 minutes from the Shadey Acres. As you found out, our Jupiter Beaches are very beautiful; I hope you got some fabulous pictures. Stay in touch at our site shadeya. com for upcoming events and specials! We look forward to your return, Fondly, Marietta and Carlos


Lillian M. said...

May 14, 2016

Complete vacation resort

Date of Stay

Apr 28, 2016

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This air-conditioned, multi-bedroom, resort home with screened pool/jacuzzi is conveniently located near I-95 and minutes from many attractions (lighthouse, museums, nature parks, beach, restaurants, and shopping malls). In addition, Jupiter is only a 2 hour drive to Orlando, home of Disney World and Universal Studios. The facility is in immaculate condition, and is fully equipped with linens, towels, cooking equipment. This resort home was complete, making our vacation perfect!

My Response

Dear Lillian and Nick, Thank you so much for the great care you and your family took of the Shadey A. I am glad you took advantage of the many attractions, restaurants and shopping Jupiter and the surrounding areas offer. I hope you found our detailed Guest Book and our www. Shadeya.com website helpful in planning your trip. I’m glad your group took advantage of the bicycles we have in the barn, I hope your ride around the neighborhood and Riverbend Park was fun! I know you and your wife mentioned you like golf, next time check out our website for local golf courses and tee times, you can make a reservation right online! www. shadeya. com / golf-jupiter.html. Looking forward to next time, Regards, Marietta and Carlos


Craig T. said...

Apr 5, 2016

As Good As It Gets

Date of Stay

Mar 20, 2016

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There's a reason we are repeat vacationers at Shadey Acres. First and foremost, the owners. Marietta and Carlos couldn't be better hosts, they have thought of everything to make your stay worry free. If you need it, they likely already have it on the property. I'm not one for long winded reviews, but we really could go on and on about Shadey Acres. From the spacious interior layout, to the tropical paradise that is the lanai, pool and beautiful landscaping surrounding the property. Bikes, sporting equipment, etc. I wish we had a horse that we could board there and ride while in Jupiter Farms. Perfect for anyone. Couples, families, teams, groups, you name it. Marietta and Carlos, we'll see you in 2017. Stayed 03/21/2016-03/28/2016

My Response

Dear Craig, Brenda and Family, Thanks so much for being “repeat vacationers”- it’s the best rating we can receive from our guests! Carlos and I are glad you enjoy the toys, bikes and amenities at the Shadey A. As far as horseback riding goes, you don’t have to bring your own horse, we have gotten some very good reviews of the local stables in our area that offer really nice trail rides. The guests who commented range from younger folks to some of our Senior guests, the stables have appropriate mounts and rides for everyone. We have some options for neighborhood stables and lots of other fun stuff to do in our Welcome Book, (a great resource for our guests). We also offer an extended list of attractions and events in and around Jupiter look in “Area Attractions” and “Around Town” tabs at www. Shadeya. Com See you all next year, Fondly, Marietta and Carlos


Date of Stay

Dec 26, 2015

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Marietta and Carlos are the most accommodating hosts in my experience! They have made their property one that truly becomes your home during your stay. So many details are thought out and provided-for -- as soon as you wonder where something may be, it is right in front of you or there is a placard with information about what you are looking for. Eleven family members had room to spread out in the house and on the property, and it never felt crowded when we gathered together either!! I would love to stay there again, and will recommend "Shady A" to anyone else visiting Jupiter or West Palm. My favorite spot -- morning coffee on the "lizard porch" attached to one of the barns:)

My Response

Dear Friends, First let me thank you all for taking such good care of the Shadey A. From the comments in the guest books, I can tell you all had a wonderful time at the house and in the pool and hot tub! I and my team try to make your stay as homey and seamless as possible, I’m glad you found everything you needed there. We love the Lizard Porch too, and many of our guests feel the same. As a matter of fact, one of the guests first named it for the little lizards that run through the jasmine plants! I’m glad you all got to visit our beautiful Jupiter beaches and I hope you took advantage of the great restaurants and shopping areas that are just minutes away from Shadey Acres. Be sure to check out our website www.shadeya. com for “Shadey Deals” and happenings and events in the area and don’t forget to like us on Face book. Looking forward to your next visit, Regards, Marietta and Carlos


Stephanie G. said...

Jan 5, 2016

Merry Christmas to us in Shadey Acres!

Date of Stay

Dec 18, 2015

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Upon arrival we were welcomed to a clean, refreshing home with soft Christmas music playing, tis the season. The Christmas tree was set up, decorated, with beautiful colored lights and there was a huge basket full of goodies for our hungry travelers. All eight of our children rushed in to find the room where they were each going to sleep, then they grabbed a snack and poured their selves a glass of water. It wasn't long before some were playing board games, others lounging on the beds and couches, and a few went straight to the pool. We all felt welcomed and right at home from the minute we walked in the door. We have never experienced a "home away from home" that was more inviting. Marietta had to come out to help us with the internet and she was prompt, courteous, and completely noninvasive. We felt the love and pride that the owners put into this home. We would recommend this home to anyone, a couple or large family, looking to explore or visit South Florida area! Thank you Marietta and Carlos for sharing your lovely home!

My Response

Hi Lee and Family, Let me begin as I always like to do by thanking you for the special care you and your husband and EIGHT kids took of Shadey Acres. You really have a beautiful family and I hope we can welcome you all back again! I’m so glad you enjoyed your Christmas Holidays at Shadey Acres and that you took the opportunity to visit the beautiful beaches and some of the great attractions, like Busch Wildlife Sanctuary that are so nearby. I hope you were able to stop in at Riverbend Park, right there in the neighborhood; there are such good biking and hiking trails there. I am glad the older boys made use of the basketball hoop and all the yard toys and games, got in some bike riding and of course bumper pool. I'm glad baby sis played with the table toy and hopefully she got a few nice stroller rides! I know some of the little guys had fun with all the pool toys because when I stopped by they were whooping it up in the pool… Such fun! We wish you a healthy happy New Year and I hope you come visit Shadey Acres again on you next vacation. Fondly, Marietta and Carlos


Glen W. said...

Nov 21, 2015

The Perfect House

Date of Stay

Nov 2, 2015

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Our adult baseball team comes to Jupiter every year for the NABA World Series -- this is the 2nd time we've stayed at Shadey Acres and things couldn't have been better! The property is beautiful and big enough for your privacy. It has all the amenities and more. The owners are near-by and very accessible -- we got instant response for all of our inquiries...and they're very caring...upon our arrival we found a plate of baseball-decorated jelly donuts to wish us luck in the tournament. I have nothing but good things to say about our entire experience! Thank you! Lord willing, we'll all be back next year to do it again!

My Response

Dear Glen and The Phillies, Thanks so much for the care that you all took of Shadey Acres. We look forward to having you and the team back any time! As you know Roger Dean Stadium is just minutes from Shadey Acres, and aside of hosting the Naba World Series, it's also the Spring Training Home for the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals. FYI, in 2017 a new $144 million stadium will be built just south of 45th Street on the east side of Haverhill Road, (about 25 minutes from Shadey Acres), and is intended to become the spring training home of the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals. Party on! I know you all come for the baseball, but maybe when you plan your next family vacation come on down, so you can visit some of the places of interest in and around Jupiter, like biking or taking a canoe through Riverbend Park, taking a drift fishing charter out of the Jupiter inlet or visiting the many museums and attractions that are just minutes from the Shadey A. Carlos and I wish you and your families a wonderful Holiday Season and a Happy and Healthy New Year!


Rola A. said...

Oct 19, 2015

Amazing vacation home

Date of Stay

Oct 8, 2015

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The property was spacious, clean, comfortable and the perfect home away from home. My family and dogs loved it all. All our needs were met. House was well stocked and very well cared for. I definitely will recommend to all my friends. Only one thing to consider, maybe make the pool dog friendly i know my pups would have loved to swim too. Beautiful home and wonderful accomodating hosts/owner.

My Response

Dear Rola, I know by your review and comments in our guest book that you were very happy with your stay at Shadey Acres, the property and our team’s careful attention to detail and cleanliness to make your stay as perfect as we can. I am sorry you were disappointed that your dogs could not swim in the pool. Our rule that forbids pets from swimming in the pool has to do with State of Florida Health Department guidelines and consideration for hygiene for the next guests who are coming in. However, I’m glad you took the dogs to the Jupiter Dog Beach, it is certainly one of the most beautiful beaches around and so close to Shadey Acres. I hope you and the family made use of the bikes in the barn to ride around beautiful Riverbend Park and the many bike paths through our Jupiter Farms neighborhood. Hopefully you had time to go to some of the world class shopping places like the Gardens Mall and fine restaurants that are all only minutes away from the property. Maybe on your next visit you can check out the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary or rent a canoe in Riverbend Park to paddle up the Loxahatchee River. Thank you for taking such good care of the Shadey A, we will looking forward to you and your family coming back to visit Shadey Acres again soon, With kind regards, Marietta and Carlos Alvarez


Kelly C. said...

Oct 12, 2015

Very Home-like feel!

Date of Stay

Sep 30, 2015

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Was a perfect place to stay for my families needs. The home owners were very welcoming and friendly. We would highly consider coming back again!!

My Response

Dear Kelly and family, Thank you for taking such good care of Shadey Acres! I am so glad you found that the many amenities and spacious rooms at Shadey Acres met all your family’s needs. Aside of spending time in our screened pool and heated spa, I hope you had some time to make use of our bikes and enjoyed riding around the many bike trails in the neighborhood and Riverbend Park and got to visit some of the attractions for the kids like Busch Wildlife Sanctuary and the Loggerhead Marine Wildlife center down by the beach in Juno. Hopefully you were able to sample some of the fine restaurants in the Jupiter area and shopping at the new Palm Beach Outlets mall just minutes from the Shadey A. We are looking forward to having you come and visit again on your next vacation, so you can take advantage of the beautiful beaches, water sports and local attractions that surround our home. Regards – Marietta and Carlos


Katherine P. said...

Sep 13, 2015

Over the top amenities

Date of Stay

Sep 4, 2015

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Very relaxing and inviting home on a very private 5 acre lot. We were blown away by the amenities that provides you with the true comforts of home. I have never stayed in a home where you only need to bring your clothes, food and drink. We spent afternoons floating in the pool. The beaches are also very nice. Our dogs enjoyed running and swimming in the ocean. If you are in need of some down time to unwind I would highly recommend Shadey Acres.

My Response

Dear Katherine and Nick, Thank you for leaving Shadey Acres in such pristine condition. I am so glad you enjoyed the pool and lanai and that the sprawling yards and paddocks were fun for you and the dogs, (but I have to confess that although the lush landscaping and mature trees create such a lovely privacy and it feels like 5 acres is really just 2.7 acres….LOL). I hope you guys got to ride the bikes around the neighborhood and nearby Riverbend Park. I’m glad the “Gang” enjoyed the Jupiter Dog Beach; it is one of the nicest in Florida and so close just 10 minutes away from Shadey Acres! Carlos and I really appreciated the comment you wrote in our guest book: “We have stayed at homes from St. Augustine to Venice to Punta Gorda and the Florida Keys. I loved the comforts of home. We have NEVER stayed at a more comfortable and over the top accommodating rental home. This place blows me away. Who puts a basket of goodies out brimming with good eats?” Well, we try very hard to please and truly appreciate the fact that you well-traveled folks enjoyed your stay all the more for our efforts. We are looking forward to having you guys and the doggies back soon, Fondly, Marietta and Carlos


Geoffrey K. said...

Sep 11, 2015

Our new favorite place to stay in Jupiter!!

Date of Stay

Aug 24, 2015

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We visit Jupiter often, and Shadey A is the clear favorite to stay for our future visits. Not only is the entire property comfortable and inviting as soon as you reach the front gate, we had to do very little to jump straight into vacation mode. Unlike most rentals we have done, there were so many of the little things already provided or set up for us as soon as we walked in the door. It is great for pets as well, which isn't easy to find. All the beds were very comfortable and there were plenty of activities to keep the kids busy without leaving the area. We also really loved dining on the patio.Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers.

My Response

Dear Geoffrey and Family, I am so glad you loved the property and really appreciate your leaving Shadey Acres in such good condition! We are happy that you found all our amenities to meet your needs, our team makes every effort to anticipate what our guests may need even before they need them, like our OOPS basket filled with little things you may have forgotten, or the Pre-posted Post Cards at the roll top desk so you can write to your friends and family back home! I hope you found the Welcome Book helpful in locating local eateries and various things to do around town as well as our website www.shadeya.com which has loads of info about our area. Be sure to like Shadey Acres on Facebook and keep abreast of the upcoming Specials and events. We are looking forward to having you and the family back soon, Fondly, Marietta and Carlos


Janice B. said...

Aug 9, 2015

WOW What a welcoming wonderful place to stay!

Date of Stay

Aug 1, 2015

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Our extended family felt so at home in your beautiful well thought out vacation home. As we walked in I was so pleasantly surprised as the music was playing and the lights were on to welcome us. We arrived late so this showed me that the owners are trying very hard to give a great first impression. Not only was the first impression wonderful, but as we stayed there, it just seemed like there was nothing not carefully planned. We hope to come back again, as it worked out great for our family. We fell in love with Jupiter, FL!

My Response

Dear Janice and Family, Thank you and the family for leaving Shadey Acres in such great condition. I am so glad you enjoyed all the attention to detail, we work very hard to make sure all your needs are met. In your note in the guest book you mentioned that you all spent a lot of time in the pool and spa, a favorite spot for most of our guests. I know you must have had a great time riding our bikes over to Riverbend and I’m glad you made use of the map of the neighborhood we provided in our Welcome Book to find your way to the back entrance of the park. Taking in the beach is wonderful too, we have such lovely ones in Jupiter and I know the beach chairs, umbrella, cooler and towels must have come in handy. I hope you got to take in some of the sites and world class dining in the many fine Jupiter Restaurants (Tiger Woods just opened “The Woods” Restaurant in Harbourside Place this week). I hope you took advantage of all the great shopping in and around Jupiter like the Gardens Mall and the new Palm Beach Outlet Mall. Next time you come make sure to visit the Jupiter Lighthouse Museum and Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, those are two really nice places and very near to the Shadey A. We are looking forward to having you all back for your next vacation! Thanks again for coming, Marietta and Carlos


Meredith S. said...

Jul 28, 2015

Peaceful place

Date of Stay

Jul 16, 2015

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Wow! What a super place. I had never heard of Jupiter Farms before our vacation there ... now we are looking at buying our own slice of heaven. We arrived at the house after dark. The owners had all the lights on, music playing, and a large basket of goodies for us. Even a treat for our dog. Well done!! The listing is very accurate ... the house actually is better than the photos. The beds are comfy, the house is clean, the pool is wonderful, and the area is very quiet. We live in Atlanta and have air traffic noise most days. It was a welcome relief to hear roosters crowing in the morning. The Farms is a great area to walk, run or bike. Many people have horses there, so it is not unusual to folks riding them down the street. And Riverbend Park is close by. We saw many deer, a raccoon, and a beautiful peacock there. Great paths for biking. Our dog, LuLu, enjoyed herself as well. Although she is a senior dog, she thought she was a wild trail dog exploring the huge yard. I would highly recommend this house. We plan to return soon ... unless we have our own place there. Thank you for sharing this lovely place.

My Response

Dear Meredith and Donna, (and LuLu), I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at Shadey Acres and thank you for leaving it in such good condition. I’m glad you got to use our bikes to go around the many trails in the neighborhood and Riverbend Park. I hope LuLu was able to take advantage of our beautiful Off Leash Dog Beach just minutes from the Shadey A. I have to agree that Jupiter Farms is a very special place! A spacious private neighborhood only minutes away from the beach, great restaurants, fabulous shopping and wonderful attractions, not to mention the parks, historical landmarks and museums that are just minutes away in and around Jupiter. I glad you enjoyed our beautiful pool and spa as well! We hope you come back and visit soon. With Warm Regards, Marietta and Carlos


Anonymous said...

Jul 14, 2015

Perfect Property

Date of Stay

Jul 7, 2015

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We stayed 5 nights with 10 adults and two children. The house lives big and having three king size beds was great. Everything you need and more. Owners were great, easy to work with. Carlos told us his wife loves the business of hospitality and the home and service reflects same. The pool was a big hit, lovely and super clean like the rest of the house. We would highly recommend, and we will be back. (better than the photos)

My Response

Dear Stephen and family,  I want to thank you for taking such good care of Shadey Acres during your stay. I know you all were very busy attending your family wedding but I hope you had some time to enjoy some bike riding around the neighborhood and some of the attractions for the kids like Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, as well as the fine restaurants in the Jupiter area and shopping at the new Palm Beach Outlets mall just minutes from the Shadey A. We are looking forward to having you come and visit again on your next vacation, with a little more time you can take advantage of the beautiful beaches, water sports and local attractions that surround our home. – Marietta and Carlos


Anonymous said...

Jul 8, 2015

Pleasant Property with Special Attention to Detail

Date of Stay

Jun 30, 2015

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Shadey Acres is a lovely property and a very pleasant place to spend some vacation time. The screened in pool was where our kids spent a lot of time. The owners attention to detail creates a welcoming and easy stay. The little touches that you don't find at all rental property are very convenient -- labeled switches, free supplies for things you may have forgotten, a wealth of towels and on site entertainment (games, electronics, bumper pool, bikes). The only thing that should be considered is how many people you will have using the two bathrooms. We had several small groups and we ended up waiting on bathrooms quite a bit. The location is remarkably convenient to nearly the whole east coast - no more than about 3 hours to anywhere from St. Augustine to Key Largo. Having searched most of the rental property in South and Central Florida, this was a clear choice.

My Response

Dear Sandra, Josh and family, Thank you so much for your visit. I have to confess your group of fourteen (8 adults and 6 children) was by far the largest we have had so far, and my compliments to you all on how you left Shadey Acres, really nice! I guess with that many folks if a tight bathroom schedule were the only issue then we have really done our job in making sure the sleeping areas, living areas, in house games and outdoor equipment, linens and overall supplies of the house meets the needs of such a large group! I hope you were able to take advantage of some of the great local sites and attractions, like biking to the Riverbend Park and picking up a canoe for a paddle up the Loxahatchee River! As with most of our guests, even though the beach is an easy 10 minute drive, our screened in pool and spa is a major attraction and our guests love to spend time there! We have a large family as well and find that even going to one of the great restaurants in the area with such a large group is a big deal, so I know you all must have enjoyed our large eat in kitchen and screened Lanai with grill. Come visit with us again and don’t forget to visit www.shadeya.com and like us on Face Book for updates on Shadey Acres and the surrounding areas. Regards, Marietta and Carlos


Anonymous said...

Apr 26, 2015

Beautiful home that offers everything you need!!!

Date of Stay

Apr 5, 2015

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The property was absolutely picturesque.My family and I rented here to enjoy our spring break.I also was getting married.Upon arrival the owners had the house prepped for our arrival.Entering the home , music was playing, a wonderful basket filled with an array of goodies, and a delicious box of chocolates,bottle of Proseco and a thoughtful card for my now husband and I greeted us. The owners provided us with excellent customer service. We wanted for nothing. Each room was decorated very tastefully. Pictures do not do it justice. We entertained by the pool. Having it screened in was a major plus! While in the home, we spent most of our time relaxing by the by the pool. Kids enjoyed an array of board games, as the adults joined in as well. Bumper pool competitions we great fun. Beach was only 10/15 min away. So many great parks. Duboise, Carlin, and Loggerhead. Close to fantastic restaurants. We enjoyed Jetty`s, and the Rustic Crab. Having bikes available was wonderful. All enjoyed taking the bikes for rides and taking in the beautiful scenery that surround the neighborhood.We are ready to book for next year,. Ready to make this trip south yearly and plan to stay here for years to come!!!!

My Response

Dear Mr. & Mrs. Chris and Mary Jane, I am glad you and your group had such a great time. We are so happy that Shadey Acres is part of the special memories of your marriage and family gathering. It looks like you took advantage of a lot of the great spots around town and beach, and had such fun making use of the amenities, bikes, games and fantastic lanai and pool here at Shadey A. I was very pleased to hear that you found all my little signs and directions helpful! When Carlos and I travel with the family we always book vacation homes and over the years we have tried to figure out what we liked best about them and put them into our home. Thank you for taking such great care of Shadey A and we will be looking forward to having you back anytime.  Have a wonderful year, Regards, Marietta and Carlos


Gerald S. said...

Apr 14, 2015

Wonderful

Date of Stay

Mar 27, 2015

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This was our second year here and we already booked for next year. The house, pool, grounds and amenities were as perfect as we remembered and made for a very relaxing, peaceful, comfortable stay. Thanks, Carlos and Marietta!

My Response

Dear Gerald, Joan and Family, Thanks again for taking such loving care of Shadey Acres while you were here. We really appreciate your taking the time for writing a review, other guest like to know how you like us. Of course, the fact that you are all returning again next year for a third visit is the best review of all! We are glad that you got to bring back Sophie and the family and really like it that Sophie always makes a point to write in our guest books! I can see her handwriting getting better each year! I hope you and the family got to see some more of the local sights, the famous Jupiter Lighthouse, the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary and of course our beautiful beaches. I know you all love the pool and spa, I am so glad you enjoyed it. Well, have a wonderful year, see you same time next year! Fondly, Marietta and Carlos


Tim G. said...

Mar 10, 2015

It was great - hope to return soon.

Date of Stay

Feb 22, 2015

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We have stayed here before - once again everything was wonderful. Our arrival was delayed for two days due to weather but we enjoyed the time we did have, looking forward to coming back again.

My Response

Dear Tim and Family, Thanks for taking such good care of Shadey Acres. I’m sorry the weather in your neck of the woods took such a bad turn and delayed your arrival, but glad your daughter and her husband drove over from the West Coast and got use of the pool and spa while waiting for your arrival! I’m glad you made it up to Orland for a little “side bar” trip, it’s convenient that Orlando is only about 2 hours away and the Florida Turnpike is located only five minutes from Shadey Acres, it makes it easy to get to those attractions! We are looking forward to your next visit, your third one, which for us is the best review ever. I am sure your grandkids will love all the water sports, attractions, biking, hiking and canoeing in our area! Have a good year, Regards to you and the family, Marietta and Carlos


ric k. said...

Feb 6, 2015

FANTASTIC!

Date of Stay

Jan 6, 2015

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This was a great property! Marietta and Carlos are lovely.We immediately felt at home. Their attention to detail was so helpful in many ways. Already booked for next year.Beautiful property, beautiful home, great layout.

My Response

Dear Ric and Andrea, Thank you both (and Reggie the Pooch) for taking such good care of our home and its grounds, while you spent your month long vacation in Jupiter at Shadey Acres! We always make special effort to give out guests whatever they need to feel at home. Thanks for using the doggie furniture covers for Reggie, we really appreciate that!  We are glad you got good use of our comprehensive Welcome Book to seek out the attractions and restaurants in the area.  We saw Ric riding the Shadey A bikes around the neighborhood on several occasions; and were glad to hear you guys took advantage of the Riverbend Park for biking and canoeing. Our beaches are some of the most beautiful in the world and we are happy you got to take Reggie down there for some beach walks. I am originally from New York, so when you mentioned to me you were dedicated “foodies” and found the restaurants (like Guanabanas) to be just as good as some of your favorites back home, I was really impressed. We will be looking forward to seeing you all next year,  With fond regards, Marietta and Carlos


Jan 6, 2015

Beautiful vacation home!!

Date of Stay

Dec 26, 2014

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The property was beautiful. A tropical paradise. We had everything we could possibly need. Your quick response with the dishwasher problem was a appreciated. We would love to stay at your home again in the future. The Hendricks

My Response

Dear Lynne and Family, I was very happy to see you and the family took time to write in the guest books, we love to read them. Comments like “This year we had 12 people and the accommodations were excellent” are good to hear as well as that you loved the house, pool and hot tub. I’m so glad you made use of the beach chairs, umbrellas and cooler when you took your “beach days”. I found it fun that your teenagers dubbed the Game room as the “Man Cove”, I guess the bumper pool, big TV and game hook-ups lend to that nickname. By your list of “High Points” it looks like you enjoyed many of the area attractions we have in our Welcome Book! I’m glad you all got up to Orlando for the Citrus Bowl, it is a bit of a drive but not so long as to not get up there for a day! And be sure to tell “JH” that even though we keep the bikes in a stall, if you want to you can always trail a horse or two along with you to “fill up the barn”, just make those arrangements in advance! We hope we see you all again, have a Happy and Healthy New Year! Regards, Carlos and Marietta


Anonymous said...

Dec 31, 2014

Christmas week vacation

Date of Stay

Dec 21, 2014

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We had a big family group of 12 staying at this home over Christmas week and we had a fantastic experience!!! Marietta and Carlos provided great customer service from the begining and were easily accessible and prompt to answer questions or concerns. The home was easy to get to, property is neatly kept, and very comfortable!! The 5 children in our group enjoyed the pool (and pool toys) and spacious yard inmensely! We had plenty of towels and bedding for everyone, and roomy accomodations! The location is excellent, it is in a quiet neighbohood and yet close to fun activities, stores, pharmacies, etc. We took advantage of the Guest book information Marietta and Carlos had prepared, with detailed information of the things to do around the area. We enjoyed snorkeling with Jupiter Outdoor center and the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary with the kids. The Dubois park beach and river was our favorite!! The kitchen had every cooking item we needed to prepare meals (including Christmas Eve dinner) for our large group! We loved the fresh coffee every morning! the treat basket upon arrival and the Oops basket were a very nice touch! Overall, our stay was better than what we expected! we highly recommend it, and would love to come back to this same location on our next trip to Florida!

My Response

Dear Johannie and Family, Again I want to thank you for leaving Shadey Acres in such great condition! ItI was nice meeting you folks and we’d love to have you all back anytime. I am so glad our Welcome Book came in handy; we spend a lot of time keeping it action packed and current so as to add to the quality of your stay. I see you took advantage of the beaches and outdoor activities all around the area, so I guess the beach chairs, cooler and the umbrella in the pool closet were something you got a lot of use of! I hope you got in some good shopping at the incredible shopping venues nearby. Upon hearing that you found all the amenities useful and enjoyable means a great deal to us. Our team strives to make sure all your needs are anticipated! Looking forward to seeing you again, have a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year, Regards, Marietta and Carlos


Ginny said...

Dec 2, 2014

Wish we could live at Shadey Acres full time

Date of Stay

Nov 24, 2014

Helpful votes: 1/0

Five stars home. Have rented houses in the past and this home was exceptional. So much attention to detail to make our family welcome. Family was all together for a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration!

My Response

Dear Virginia and family, I am so glad you enjoyed our home. Thank you for leaving Shadey Acres in such great condition. We appreciate that you noticed the attention to detail; our team makes every effort to make sure you have everything you need in the kitchen, bedrooms, baths and living areas. I am glad you found everything you needed to make a large family Thanksgiving dinner from the turkey cooker to platters and spices. Our pride is in making sure every corner of the home is clean and the linens are fresh, soft and plentiful! We were very pleased to see that you guys used everything, even all the games in the game room closet, bumper pool, pool toys and outdoor games! I hope you guys enjoyed football and watching movies on the two big screen TV’s, and entertaining your family in our heated pool. Hopefully you got the opportunity to enjoy some of the close by attractions like the Loggerhead Marine Life Center and Lion Country Safari and of course the beach! We are looking forward to you and the family visiting us again soon. Have a Happy Holiday Season and a Happy and Healthy New Year! Regards, Marietta and Carlos


Date of Stay

Oct 8, 2014

Helpful votes: 0/0

My wife and I had the pleasure of staying at Shady acres with 4 other family members in October while we were in Jupiter for a wedding. We could not have been more impressed with the house and the yard. The entire place was immaculate. The design of the house allows for a very nice flow of people as experienced with the many other family members and friends that came by for cocktails, snacks and meals. The kitchen was well stocked with pots, pans and utensils that made meal preparation very easy. The pool area with the Jacuzzi and the lanai was a pleasure as was the game room. I loved the bumper pool table, something I haven't played in years. With just a 10 to 15 minute ride to downtown Jupiter and the beach it was so easy to get a round. I also liked the box of items that you may have forgot to bring, very nice touch! It literally has everything you would need while on a vacation. We were all so comfortable at the Shady "A" We are all looking to visit again! Marietta and Carlos have a Superb vacation destination. Brian P.

My Response

Dear Brian and family,  We are so glad you and Ann Marie enjoyed your stay at Shadey Acres and thank you for taking such good care of our house.  I am glad that the amenities of the house suited the needs of your large party of family and friends; our team strives to make sure you have everything you need to enjoy cooking and entertaining “at home”. Everyone loves the screened Lanai and pool/spa area for those kinds of gatherings.   Our “Oops” basket has come in handy for a lot our guests and glad you found it helpful! I hope you made use of the bikes and maybe played a little “B-Ball” at the driveway hoop or Football on the huge lawn out front. I’m glad you liked the bumper pool, Carlos and I like that too.   It sounds like you took advantage of the beach and the great restaurants and shopping that are so close by. I hope you got to see the Loggerhead turtles in Juno Beach and visit the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, those are two of my favorite places and they are so close to the house. The Lighthouse is awesome too!  Well if you missed some of those places, when you come back you can hit them and a multitude of other fun venues in our area! We are looking forward to having you all visit again,  With warmest wishes, Carlos and Marietta


Joanne C. said...

Oct 25, 2014

Perfect Home For Family Gathering!

Date of Stay

Oct 7, 2014

Helpful votes: 0/0

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Shady Acres! There were 6 adults/2 couples/2 singles. We loved sitting/visiting/eating on the patio alongside the pool. We're from the northeast and hadn't had the pleasure of entertaining in a screened in pool area before. Food/supplies from the kitchen can be passed through a sliding window to the eating area just like a restaurant. We were in town for a wedding in Oct. and had fantastic weather. We were able to invite family and friends over for more visiting before and after the wedding. It couldn't have worked out better! The open floor plan is absolutely a great feature of this house. We had lots of catching up to do and we talked and talked while some of us prepared food and others sat at the dining room table. We loved the landscaping and enjoyed the variety of tropical plants. We took advantage of the bicycles and tooted around the neighborhood. Very easy going riding. We can't say enough about the amenities that Marietta provides - she goes above and beyond the norm. It's one thing to provide coffee, but fresh coffee beans and grinder to boot! We hated to leave the Shady Acres bubble. We had many discussions about returning for future visits. We recommend Shady Acres for visitors to the Jupiter area - it is a much more enjoyable experience than what a hotel can offer.

My Response

Dear Joanne and family, We are so glad you and the family enjoyed Shadey Acres. Thank you for leaving it is such great condition. We are glad you found all the amenities satisfying and found ease and comfort with the house, we try to make it a home as well as a 5 star vacation property. I’m glad you took advantage of all the lovely bike trails through the parks and the neighborhood. I hope you were able to break out the beach chairs and umbrellas and have some fun at the close by beaches! The screened in pool and spa is always a favorite, eating outside on the lanai without the company of the local bugs is always more fun!!!! We hope with all the wedding festivities you still found time to visit some of the world class restaurants and shopping areas in Jupiter, Downtown Palm Beach Gardens and the Gardens Mall, they are so close to the property. Carlos and I will welcome you and the family back anytime you want to come on down and visit with us again. Fondly, Marietta and Carlos


Dorothy C. said...

Aug 14, 2014

Paradise!

Date of Stay

Jul 14, 2014

Helpful votes: 1/0

We had such a good time at Shadey Acres it was hard to leave…but we’re coming back! The Owners have thought of everything you might need and made it available. The home is spotless, spacious, flows well from room to room, and is tastefully decorated. The beds are more comfortable than at home - whether sleeping in a bedroom, on a couch or the futon. We enjoyed meals from the grill and family time around the pool and lanai. The kids explored the neighborhood on the bikes (provided) and sun bathed around the pool. The kitchen and dining room are huge. We were in town for my nephew’s wedding at Carlin Park on the beach, an easy 10 minute drive. We had seven adults, including our two college aged kids and sister and mother. Plenty of room for all of us. Other members of my family stopped by to check out where we were staying and were jealous! We had the opportunity to meet the owners, Marietta and Carlos, who were gracious and attentive. We highly recommend this beautiful vacation home. Dorothy

My Response

Dear Dorothy and family,  I am so glad you guys had a good time and thanks again for keeping the Shadey A in such good condition. I hope the kids took the bikes to Riverbend Park, it’s so near and has so many trails, although I know it’s fun to just ride all the bike paths in the neighborhood too! The surrounding restaurants, shopping and water sport rentals nearby combined with the serenity of Jupiter Farms and Shadey Acres is something all our guests have enjoyed. Next time you may want to take advantage of some snorkeling at our beautiful reefs, or some paddle-boarding in the Intra-coastal. The Busch Wildlife Sanctuary is only a few minutes away and for 40-45 minute walk you can enjoy the “real Florida” wildlife and terrain. We hope to host you all again soon,  Regards, Marietta and Carlos


Date of Stay

Jun 29, 2014

Helpful votes: 0/0

We are from Houston, Texas and were in Jupiter Florida for a week while our son played in a baseball tournament. Shadey Acres was absolutely beautiful and the owners have thought of EVERYTHING! Marietta and Carlos were so sweet and accommodating. The home is gorgeous and very roomy, and the beds are SO comfortable too...a major PLUS! All beds are KING size, and my 6' 4" son said he slept better here than at home. The pool and hot tub with covered patio were amazing as well. We spent every evening relaxing in the pool. The beautiful landscaping and foliage added a great touch. We would definitely stay here again, and all of our friends were jealous of us because the home was PERFECT! The home and property were 110% exactly as it was listed. Thank YOU Carlos and Marietta, for sharing your beautiful home with us!

My Response

Dear Kim and family, Thank you so much for taking such good care of our Shadey Acres. I know you were highly involved with baseball tournaments in the area, and I am glad you had use of our wonderful heated pool and spa and got in some “grillin” time on the lanai. Comfortable beds are always a priority on our list when we travel so it’s something we take very seriously at the Shadey A! I hope you had some time to visit the great shopping areas so close by; the Gardens Mall and Legacy Place, and Downtown Gardens has some really great restaurants. It was a pleasant surprise to run into you at our Publix food store, everyone in the neighborhood shops there, it is so convenient! Thanks again for coming and we hope to see you all again soon. With kind regards, Marietta and Carlos


Dawn J. said...

Jun 10, 2014

Absolutely Perfect!!!

Date of Stay

May 28, 2014

Helpful votes: 0/0

We had such a tremendous time at this home. We arrived to music and a complimentary treat basket filled with goodies. The home was completely stocked with everything you need from towels, beach chairs, pool toys to coffee, spices and condiments. We had eveything we needed to make dinners at home each night. And boy did we enjoy the home! We swam in the beautiful pool and relaxed in the hot tub. We rode bikes every night. Couldn't believe there were bikes to fit all three of my kids agees, 3, 10 and 11! We loved the game room and had our first family poker night! We will certanly come back to this lovely home.

My Response

Dear Stephen, Connie and Family,  First let me thank you for taking such good care of Shadey Acres during your visit.  I am so glad you enjoyed all the amenities, the Shadey Acres team works very hard to make sure everything is “Absolutely Perfect”. I think you may have been our first family to use the poker set, and I am glad we contributed you a new family tradition of Poker Night! (The board games, big checkers, jenga along with bumper pool are always family favorites). We try to provide lots of yard toys so the family can get outside play a fast game of basketball, soccer or badminton or maybe the more relaxing lawn bowling on our big front yard. I hope you were able to enjoy some of the great areas around for the kids like Riverbend Park and Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, (one of my favorites!) I’m especially glad to hear that all your kids had “right size” bikes, since that is one of our special features at the house! Thanks again for coming and we hope welcome you all back on your future vacations!  

With warm regards, Marietta and Carlos


Stephen S. said...

Jun 18, 2014

Beyond our expectations!

Date of Stay

May 19, 2014

Helpful votes: 0/0

Our stay at Shadey Acres was fantastic, I don't think we could have had any better accommodations or felt more at home. We have been going to Jupiter every summer for a number of years and usually stay at the Jupiter Beach Resort and were a little hesitant to stay anywhere else; now I don't think I can stay at a hotel again! Marietta had everything prepared and welcoming for us upon our late night arrival and I happened to speak to her husband Carlos while we there and he was wonderful and helpful. They are very thoughtful about their guests and their experience. We were there with our 5 children and my wife's mother - 8 people total - and always felt like we had enough room to allow for several more people without issue. The house and the grounds were immaculate. The pool was great, we spent most of our time outside and grilled out there several times. The bikes are well maintained and my kids and I explored the farms and made it to Riverbend Park - beautiful. My 3 year old son enjoyed the bunnies that ran through the back yard, and my 12 year old twins played basketball and bumper pool all the time. The Publix is nearby as is I-95. I really can't think of a single thing that could have been better for us. The kitchen has everything you need. Thank you for making us feel at home during our stay!

My Response

Dear Stephen and family, Thank you all so much for coming and taking such good care of Shadey Acres! I am so glad your kids had fun with the outdoor and indoor games and facilities. We know how much fun biking in the area is and try to have a bike there for every size guest! Riverbend Park is one of my favorite places with its many bike trails, the canoeing and kayaking and interesting wildlife there, and since you are familiar with Jupiter, I’m sure you took advantage of all the great places to eat and play in the area! We strive to make Shadey Acres a five star experience and really appreciate your great review! With kind regards, Marietta and Carlos


Kayla R. said...

May 5, 2014

Home away from home!

Date of Stay

Apr 21, 2014

Helpful votes: 4/0

We couldn't have found a better place to rent. The landlords were absolutely so accommodating. The house had everything we could possibly think of and more. It was immaculately clean and so spacious for the 8 people we went with! The pool and the hot tub were our favorite places to hang out both day and night. The property itself couldn't';t have been more stunning. We will definitely recommend to others as well as be back! Thank you so much for everything!!

My Response

Dear Kayla,  You are very welcome, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you so much for taking such good care of Shadey Acres.  I know wedding weekends can be whirlwind, I’m glad you all got to relax in the spa and pool! I hope you and your group had some time to bike ride out in the neighborhood and surrounding parks, it really is a wonderful area. The beaches in Jupiter are so beautiful too, I'm glad you got use of the beach chairs, umbrellas and cooler! We hope to see you all again for your next vacation.  With warm regards, Carlos and Marietta Alvarez


Rick R. said...

May 3, 2014

This was a family trip for a Jupiter beach wedding

Date of Stay

Apr 21, 2014

Helpful votes: 3/0

Upon arrival just after 4pm, my girlfriend and I arrived first. We entered the gate and drove up to the house. From the moment we walked in it felt like home. We had a welcoming gift with a personal note. The pool area was better than the pictures on line, and the layout of the house should be on line showing the great flow from room to room. Marietta thanks, you really thought of everything. There were games for the entire family, from indoor and outdoor activities. Even chairs, umbrella and a cooler for the beach. You even left an "oops basket" for things I would have never thought I needed. This was worth every dollar we spent, and the weather was perfect. My family really enjoyed themselves. Thanks again Marietta. Sincerely the Rivard's

My Response

Dear Rick and Family, Thank you so much for taking such good care of Shadey Acres. It warmed our hearts to read your guest book comment, “Perfect for a large family, many memories made that will last a lifetime!” My house manager/daughter and I laughed at your comment about the oops basket because you named our goal, to provide things you never would have thought you needed! I'm glad you all had fun with the bikes, outdoor toys and indoor games and that you got use of the beach towels and gear while you were here. We hope you and the family come back and vacation with us soon.

With warm regards,  Marietta and Carlos



Thomas H. said...

Apr 28, 2014

Great Property.

Date of Stay

Apr 12, 2014

Helpful votes: 3/0

This is a well-maintained, well-organized, clean, and comfortable home. It's hard to think of any negatives. The owners are friendly and responsive. If we return to Jupiter, we'll strongly consider this house again.

My Response

Dear Tom and family,  Thank you for your visit to Shadey Acres.  I am so glad that you and your family and friends had so much fun playing in the pool and yard with the toys and games we provide at the house.  It was good to know that you took advantage of the some of the great fishing spots that Jupiter and the surrounding area has to offer, (by the way you left a cutting board marked "fishing", we'll put it away for you next visit!)   We hope you come back and visit us soon.  

Regards,  Marietta and Carlos



Ann, Tom and Family said...

Apr 29, 2014

above n beyond what we were expecting

Date of Stay

Apr 12, 2014

Dear Marietta n Carlos Our family get together at your beautiful home was above n beyond what we were expecting, even though we came to view your home before committing to it. We knew immediately after walking in the front door that we couldn't find anything better. By far your house was the best experience we've ever had renting a vacation home. Even though we knew the house would be perfect for our children n grand children we never expected the kitchen to b as "stocked" as it was........ Nothing missing, n I'm a gourmet cook! The amount of pool toys had the little ones busy all week! Not enough time to play all the games either! The only problem was that 1 week wasn't enough to enjoy your beautiful home, exquisite property and the amazing area that your home is in. Beach, parks , fishing, great restaurants and shopping . There isn't 1 thing that could have made our vacation any more enjoyable! You made it so easy and comfortable for us right from the beginning. Thanks again for all the effort you put into having your home set up and ready to enjoy on arrival. Ann , Tom & family


Gerald S. said...

Apr 11, 2014

Perfect

Date of Stay

Apr 3, 2014

Helpful votes: 2/0

Our family, consisting of my husband, myself, daughter, son-in- law, and 4 yr. old granddaughter, absolutely loved Shadey Acres. The rooms were nicely decorated, the kitchen had every appliance and dish needed, and the bathrooms were well stocked with towels and personal care items. We spent most of our time in the beautiful pool and spa area. We loved your landscaping and nighttime pool lighting. There is nothing that wasn't just perfect for the 5 of us. In fact, we've already booked a week for next year. Thanks, Marietta and Carlos. You thought of everything!

My Response

Hi Joan, Gerry and family, Thank you so much for taking such good care of our home and for bringing the family back to Shadey Acres next year. The fact that you re-booked for next year is a great review in itself and we are looking forward to having you, (and tell Sophie her beach duds are on the way!) With warm regards, Carlos and Marietta


Tristan said...

Apr 16, 2014

Super place and very private…

Date of Stay

Mar 28, 2014

Helpful votes: 4/0

My wife and 5 kids simply could not have been happier..We enjoyed the place, the pool, the bikes and the privacy..Great times at a great place..thanks again

My Response

Dear Tristan and Family, Thank you so much for choosing Shadey Acres for you vacation and for leaving our home is such great shape.  Carlos and I felt very good after reading the comments from your family in our Guest Book.... “It is so nice to have a “clean” place to stay. Having 5 kids we are a big family and it’s hard to find a place big enough for all of us. Also so nice to have “EVERYTHING” you could possible need!!” ... We have a big family too and modeled Shadey Acres with that on our minds, we are glad it worked so well for you and yours. We hope we see you all again soon. (A little note: the Five Star cleanliness and house prep is due to the Shadey Acre Crew, thanks again crew!)  Regards, Marietta and Carlos


Tim G. said...

Mar 30, 2014

We expected the property to be nice

Date of Stay

Mar 21, 2014

Helpful votes: 2/0

We expected the property to be nice - but it actually surpassed our expectations. I regret my two daughters were not able to make the trip with us and experience this wonderful vacation home. We are already looking forward to a chance to return to Shadey Acres with more members of our family, I'm sure they will love it as well. The location was perfect for us, close to spring training baseball games, shopping, entertainment, restaurants,and area attractions. Thank you for allowing us to enjoy your beautiful property.

My Response

Dear Tim, Linda and family,  Thank you for coming to stay at Shadey Acres and taking such good care of our home. I am so glad we surpassed your expectations. I happy you were able to enjoy the local area as well as the home, there is so much to do in and around Jupiter! I hope you and the rest of your family come back and visit us on your next vacation.  

With warm regards, Marietta and Carlos


Craig T. said...

Apr 2, 2014

PERFECT

Date of Stay

Mar 14, 2014

Helpful votes: 2/0

Tranquil, serene, quiet. How about all of them? This beautifully landscaped home is perfect for all ages. We had ages 3 to 72 with us on this trip and there is something for everyone. I've been coming to Jupiter for 15 years during March and primarily stayed in hotels. Never again. As you enter the grounds of this Jupiter Farms home you are immediately in awe of the setting. Off the beaten path, but extremely close to the Florida Turnpike and Highway 95. Close to all that Jupiter has to offer (and there is plenty.) Close to the beach, close to so much. When I retire there maybe I'll have time to see it all! Huge, level front yard. Perfect for my soccer playing middle daughter to get her training in whilst on vacation. Enjoy the awesome heated pool with hot tub and lanai. I can't stress enough how quiet and beautiful the grounds are. The home is stocked with everything you need for cooking, entertainment, etc. Bring your suitcases and that's pretty much all you will need. The owner Marietta was so nice, it was hard for me to believe she wasn't from St. Louis. She is a tremendous resource for everything in and around the Jupiter area. As I told Marietta, it is next to impossible to impress my father who has seen and done it all. Color him impressed with this beautiful home and grounds. Welcome to Shadey Acres! Oh, one other thing, book early! :-) Go St. Louis Cardinals!

My Response

Dear Craig, Brenda and family, I am so glad you enjoyed Shadey Acres and want to thank you for leaving our home in such great condition. Thank you for the wonderful review here and in the Guest Books on site. Carlos and I were glad to read the comment from Cheryl in our guest book; “It was fun to watch our grandchildren enjoy the pool and the yard. We really appreciated the spacious living areas, comfy beds, and laundry facilities, directions to attractions in the area, games and fitness equipment – Thanks again for making us feel so welcome”. That comment and your online review make us feel like all our efforts are truly appreciated! We want to thank all you guys for coming (and thanks to Brenda for the tip for me to find my fitness watch!) Hope you all come back to Shadey Acres soon. With warm regards, Marietta and Carlos


Deb K. said...

Mar 15, 2014

OOOH…AHHH…delightful!

Date of Stay

Mar 4, 2014

Helpful votes: 2/0

Great location but away from the madness of the beach! Quiet enough to hear birds, roosters, goats, horses, dogs, off in the distance. Spotlessly clean, charmingly decorated, COMFORTABLE in every way! My DOG was even sad to leave!!! Will be back next year with family!

My Response

Dear Deb and Jim, I am so glad you enjoyed Shadey Acres and I’m delighted that you and the family are coming back again next year. Carlos and I loved reading your comments in the Guest Book, I’m glad your pooch Elmer liked it here so much that he had “taken to patrolling the expansive grounds”. We love the yard too! It was good to know that you enjoyed the bumper pool, I agree, it is “great fun!” The “soak in the hot tub and the strolls down the lane” will be waiting for you on your next visit. Thanks for taking such good care of our home,  With warm regards, Marietta and Carlos


David said...

Feb 27, 2014

Highly Recommend

Date of Stay

Feb 15, 2014

Helpful votes: 3/0

Impeccably clean-Graciously hosted-Privacy Protected. Prior Florida vacations had always been "Beach/Ocean Centric". We tried something different this year with our stay at Shadey Acres in Jupiter Farms. For us it proved to be a winning format. We were close enough to make the trip to the Jupiter beach easy but always enjoyed getting back to the quiet, serene heavily treed environment of Shadey Acres. Towards the end of our stay we could not get the kids (the adults agreed) to the beach as they wanted to stay at Shadey to use the great pool, bikes, basketball and all of the other activities that you will find are provided by the house and the area. Bikers/Joggers and Walkers will love the empty semi-soft lanes of the surrounding area that connect with the beautiful park and its' nature trails. The house and grounds are well laid out and everything is provided. We will be back.

My Response

Dear “T” Family,  Thank you for the care you took of my home. We are happy to hear you got so much use of the bikes, pool, yard toys and basket ball at the house. Your comments in the guest book were greatly appreciated, especially the one, “We loved the serenity of the ‘lizard porch’ at the stables.” Carlos and I were really amused by the moniker, since we have enjoyed sitting out there and watching all the little lizards scurrying around. From here on in it is formally named The Lizard Porch! There is also a family of bunnies who live under the porch too. I am glad to hear you found what you needed in the OOPs basket. I was impressed when I read that you guys biked around 40 miles on the great bike trails in the neighborhood and park! I am also thankful for your input on the surrounding area and all the great places you enjoyed in and around Jupiter. I will definitely add them to the “Welcome Book” for my next guests to enjoy too. Hope we see you all again,  

With warm regards, Marietta and Carlos


Carmen and Gaines D. said...

Feb 17, 2014

Gaines & Carmen

Date of Stay

Feb 7, 2014

Helpful votes: 1/0

Absolutely beautiful place to spend vacation! The house was very clean and more than well stocked with amenities. I can't think of anything that needs to be added to the house for comfort. There was more than plenty of household items from the kitchen to the bathrooms. There is no need to bring anything other than food and drinks. The house is located in a very pretty and quiet neighborhood. We spent allot of time by the pool in the evenings and the landscaping and lighting certainly added to the feel of being at home. I would certainly recommend this property. I wish we could have stayed longer.

My Response

Carmen and Gaines, Thank you for spending your vacation with us, you are fantastic guests and left our home in pristine condition. It’s good to hear you liked the romantic landscape lighting around the pool, Carlos takes a lot of pride in those lights! We were also happy to know that you took advantage of the great kayaking in the Riverbend Park. I’m glad you found the information in the Welcome Book helpful and that you had such a good experience with our recommended dive shop, Scuba Works. Along with some of the most beautiful dive spots in Florida, Jupiter and the surrounding areas have so much to offer a vacationer! Hope we see you at Turtle Nesting Season!


Jimmy N. said...

Feb 6, 2014

Great experience!

Date of Stay

Jan 30, 2014

Helpful votes: 1/0

We really enjoyed our stay at this awesome place, for our lunar new year vacation! Swimming pool and hot tub are incredible, that we just went to the beach once and spent the rest in the very own swimming pool. Also we had a lot of fun BBQ by the side of the pool. Besides, the sports equipment is just awesome, pool, basketball, badminton and so forth. In short, this is a great place worth our time. Jimmy and Janet

My Response

Dear Jimmy and Janet, I am so happy you enjoyed the Lunar New Year at Shadey Acres. It really is a great praise for Shadey Acres that with all the interesting attractions, shopping and fine dining that surrounds our location, you and your family chose to hang out at the house and make use of the pool, games, the grill and gourmet kitchen! Carlos and I wish you and your family a wonderful Year of the Horse, filled with happiness and good health. Come see us again!


Lisa A. said...

Jan 15, 2014

Can't say enough nice things about this property!

Date of Stay

Jan 4, 2014

Helpful votes: 1/0

This is a wonderful property! Great for family gatherings or friends. Exactly as described on the website, and extremely clean. The landscaping is beautiful, especially around the pool. Pool, hot tube and patio are great for entertaining. Our dogs loved the fenced yard to run-and the dog door was a great plus-no getting up to let them out. The owner was wonderful to work with. We did not encounter a single problem with anything. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone. We will be back next year-hopefully for more than a week. Thanks again for a great stay!

My Response

Dear Lisa, Thank you for your kind review and for leaving our home so clean, you couldn’t even tell the dogs had been there! I am glad the pet covers, Pet Safe dog fence and doggie door were of good use to you and “the girls”. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the landscaping around the pool; we like the look of the lush tropical gardens in contrast with the large trees and Florida rustic look of the rest of the property. We will be looking forward to your return visit.


Anonymous said...

Jan 7, 2014

Great Vacation Spot!

Date of Stay

Dec 22, 2013

Helpful votes: 1/0

We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Shadey Acres! The house was well stocked - kitchen utensils, beach towels, pool toys, games... We enjoyed breakfast on the patio, early morning swims, and relaxing in the hot tub at night. The beach was about 12 miles away and the more adventuresome in our group even biked there. The house was very clean and the owner was prompt with answering questions. I would definitely recommend to others that are looking to vacation in the area!

My Response

Dear Eileen and Family, Thanks for the thoughtful review. You and your family left our home in great condition; we are looking forward to having you all back again. I really enjoyed reading the comments your family left in our guest books, in particular the comment, “ There was something for everyone –ages ranging from 71-to 10 months – pool, spa, games, walking, meals outside, biking and the ocean & beach nearby”. I think it’s awesome that some of your group biked down to the beach, my husband and I do that on occasion, it’s a great ride! I was pleased to read “We enjoyed the plush beds, colorful dishes, lovely landscaping and that amazing spa”. The fact that you liked the “Special touches – snack basket, games, beach towels and wonderful smelling hair shampoo” is very important to me because we try to make your stay as special as possible! Carlos and I wish you and the family a Happy, Healthy and Wonderful New Year, and we hope to host you again!


Phil R. said...

Dec 2, 2013

Excellent Vacation Rental Home

Date of Stay

Nov 25, 2013

Helpful votes: 1/0

We were very impressed with the Shadey Acres home upon arrival and enjoyed each day of our stay. The owners have gone out of their way to ensure that everything is covered. There were plenty of towels, kitchen utensils, toilet paper, etc...items that are not always thought about. Everything was clearly marked, including kitchen items and TV remotes so everything was very simple to use. The beds were very comfortable and there were plenty of extra pillows and blankets. Several of the TV's included extra cables (including HDMI) which was perfect for our X-Box usage. The pool was heated and the sauna was an extra nice feature when it got cooler in the evening. Additionally, they had other items in case you forgot something and the welcome basket with snacks was a nice touch. The extra large yard was perfect for our football game and the basketball hoop got used a few times as well. Of course, they provided a basketball, football and other sports items. As I mentioned, they provided everything you needed for a great stay. I would highly recommend this house and our family will rent it again at some point in the future.

My Response

Dear Phil and family, Carlos and I really appreciate your kind review, we try to anticipate the details we feel will make you at home on your vacation. I’m glad you found the instructions posted helpful, and I hope you got some good information about the all the great local restaurants, shopping and attractions from the Welcome Book as well. We both want to thank you for taking such good care of our home, Guests as considerate as you and your family are always a joy to entertain. Looking forward to having you next time – Marietta and Carlos


Glen said...

Nov 5, 2013

From the CHATTANOOGA PHILLIES

Date of Stay

Oct 29, 2013

We've been coming to Jupiter for the last five years - our baseball team plays in a Tournament every year. This is the nicest place we've stayed at - really felt like home! Thanks and I hope you'll have us again next year!

My Response

We would love to have you next year, you were guys are great and considerate guests!


Anonymous said...

Oct 2, 2013

The best stay we ever had!

Date of Stay

Aug 15, 2013

Helpful votes: 2/0

My stay at the “Shady A's” house far exceeded my expectations. This house made for the perfect weekend getaway with the family and friends. At first the house was chosen because it's location was so convenient. It was close to Rodger Dean Stadium (our already made plans) & yet was situated just far away enough in a quiet neighborhood. The parks around us were beautiful. Upon my arrival though, I was even more impressed. The house was exceptionally clean and we immediately felt comfortable. I found already supplied snacks and an array of cook wear that made immediate cooking for my friends and family quick and easy. We found more than what we needed for a long weekend at the house already waiting. The closets were stocked with fresh smelling towels, blankets, pillows and more. The pool provided a lot of fun for ALL of us, as they even had pool toys and floats for us in the outside bins. I particularly enjoyed the jacuzzi at night with a cocktail and my sisters. Even with a large bunch, everyone had a comfortable place to sleep and their own privacy. The grownups enjoyed watching two games at one time on Sunday since there was a T.V. in both the living room and the den just feet away! This place truly deserved to be recognized for all it has to offer. Thank you so much for making our stay one of the best we've had. We will certainty see you again soon!

My Response

Thank you so much for the review. Our goal is to make your stay a great one, and by your gracious review, I feel we achieved that goal. We'd love to welcome you back at any time, please keep us in mind for future plans.  

With warmest regards, Marietta