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Enjoy a "Glamping" Experience when Visiting Palm Beach County

Updated: Oct 13, 2023

When considering a visit to Palm Beach County, most people are thinking golf, baseball or beaches. Few people consider the wilder side of Palm Beach County, the protected natural areas inland from the beaches. These wetlands and forests are the northern most section of the Everglades. The Headwaters in Jupiter Farms is listed on VRBO and Airbnb. It is is the perfect basecamp to explore this unique eco-system.

An Oasis in the by the River

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Crafted from up-cycled shipping containers, this eco-retreat offers 3 bedrooms/2 baths of air conditioned comfort and private, lush outdoor spaces. A haven for nature lovers, you can paddle or hike into Riverbend Park or just relax in a hammock on the banks of the Wild and Scenic Loxahatchee River. You can pick fresh vegetables from the organic garden or roast marshmallows at the fire-pit. Whatever you choose to do, you will be embraced by the soothing vide of this special rental.

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There are 3 airports that service Southeast Florida, Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach: Uber and Taxis are available. Tri Rail and Brightline trains service Fort Lauderdale and Miami Airports. Private and Multiple Passenger Transfers are available from all three airports: ☆Transportation Service Miami Hotel - Miami International Airport

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Save on entry fees: If you plan on visiting multiple museums or attractions, it is more economical to purchase a Miami Sightseeing Pass to save money, you can buy this pass for 1, 2, 3, or 5 days.

Top-rated Southeast Florida Tours and Experiences:

Seven Isles of Fort Lauderdale Kayak Tour (one of my favorite Southeast Florida experience)

Downtown West Palm Beach Food Tour (great for foodies)

Wynwood Graffiti Golf Cart Small-Group Tour (perfect for art lovers)

Top Places to Stay in Southeast Florida:

1 Hotel South Beach (Luxury, Miami)

Yotel (Budget Friendly, Miami)

Hollywood Beachside Boutique (Budget Friendly, Fort Lauderdale)

The Pillars Hotel (Luxury, Fort Lauderdale)

The White Elephant (Luxury, Palm Beach)

The Canopy (Budget Friendly, West Palm Beach)

Crane's Beach House Boutique Hotel & Luxury Villas (Amazing Tropical Vibe, Delray Beach)

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My favorite Novel about Southeast Florida: The Last Train to Key West

Living Spaces

The living room/dining room/kitchen is open and full of light. Ther kitchen is oufitted with with a gas stove, full size refrigerator, microwave, cutlery, dishes and appliances. Everything you need to prepare a full meal or just enjoy your morning coffee with an incredible view of the Loxahatchee River.

There are two baths, one up and one down, both with showers. There are three bedrooms with a king, queen and two sets of bunkbeds, giving you the ability to sleep 8. There is a separate entrance for upstairs bedrooms if you need them.




Outdoor Spaces

The highlight of this gem of a rental is the outdoor space. There is a picnic table as well as a four person cafe table for alfresco dining. You can sear local ocean fish on the outdoor gas grill or roast hot dogs on an open fire in the fire pit. You can launch kayaks or paddle boards from the dock or hop in a hammock and watch the Loxahatchee River flow.

The organic garden is full of seasonal produce to compliment your meals.

One of the perks of this property is the access to Riverbend Park. Whether you choose to walk, bike, drive or paddle in, this natural and historic playground, has hiking, biking and equestrian trails. It is the beginning of Jeaga Wildways Trail and the Ocean to Lake Trail transverses the park. The owner of Headwaters, Rick Clegg, is also the owner of Jupiter Outdoor Center which rents bikes and kayaks in Riverbend Park. He will make sure you have everything you need to enjoy this wilderness area.

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