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a Tropical Retreat for Writers & Readers
a bit of Paradise in beautiful Vero Beach, Florida
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What People Say
“This house is perfect! From kitchen to beds to the fabulous pool, couldn't have asked for more. Close to shopping, Publix, restaurants and town. The beaches are 15 minute drive away and very easy to navigate to get there (just 2 turns) and nearly no traffic. Cricket met me at the house and had brochures and even menus from area restaurants. 

The pool is fabulous and the setting idyllic and private and it gets sun for most of the day. Great large lanai with 2 large tables and 8 chairs as well as 2 lounges and a comfy hanging basket chair. Having a solar heated pool is great. She had lots of noodles and even dropped off 2 great new floats. You couldn't have asked for a better equipped kitchen. There was everything one needed including a smoothie maker, blender, pots/pans, dishes, etc. Even an espresso machine! The beds were very comfortable and relaxing large living spaces. New showers and plenty of towels. Everything I wanted. Having a washer/dryer in the house makes life simple. 

Cricket lives on the street and was unobtrusive but accessible by text or phone easily. While I was there alone, my niece visited for a weekend. With the 2 bedrooms on opposite sides of the house, it would be good for 2 friends or 2 couples traveling together or a family. There is also a futon in the library room. Large eclectic CD and DVD collection and a smart TV. Everything is in good shape. I was there for two months and highly recommend staying here.” 
- Holly
"Thank you so very much for making our time so comfortable.  We enjoyed August Words House and cannot say enough how much your kindness means to us."
- Lou & Chris
“This place is perfect - very roomy, the two bedrooms are on opposite sides of the house which was great. The pool area was clean and a great temp. Cricket is a great host from start to finish; she answered all my questions when asked. The entire house is furnished with everything you can think of that you would need. We had an awesome experience.” 
- Denise
Our Guests Come from All Over
“Cricket and Bill were never intrusive, but valued neighbors. There were fresh flowers, start-ups , and a coffee maker I couldn't live without. It's a beautiful tropical setting, pool included, with many floating devices. It's a house that welcomes with lots of space. Cricket was helpful in our exploring Vero and beyond, a trusted guide to eateries, landmarks of interest, and answered all our questions immediately, and introduced us to the free phone app Waze. How did we miss out on such valuable technology? Her decor showed her interest in books, music, authors, and the arts. We loved it. As one of the pillows says, 'I like this place and willingly could waste my time in it.' - William Shakespeare.' ” 
- Mike & Connie