Wednesday, April 22, 2009

We recently discovered the Sundy House in Delray Beach. Located in the heart of historic downtown Delray Beach, the Sundy House is a boutique inn listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The building was originally the home of the first Mayor of Delray Beach, John Sundy lived in it in 1902. Later it was designated an historic building. They have a wonderful website with lovely photos so you can check it out at

This is one of the unique rustic accomodations.

The secluded retreat is nestled within an acre of stunning tropical gardens called the Taru Gardens. They have to be the most unexpected and enchanting spots in the Palm Beaches. Winding paths and waterfalls, elegant statues, and Florida’s only freshwater natural swimming pond are found in this paradise of nature. What a delight to swim among the fish in a fresh water pond.

This beautiful bird keeps everyone entertained with his antics. His cage is suspended on a long rope from a high branch in the tree and he climbs up the rope to get to the branch and overlook the scene. Then he scampers down when he has a mind to, all the while keeping up a bantering chatter. He is in and out of his cage on a whim.

The Victorian inn’s 11 luxurious guest accommodations feature sumptuous d├ęcor and modern amenities. All set in a serene setting in which art, history and culture merge.

We were fortunate enough to experience the award-winning Sundy House Restaurant one day for lunch and just the surroundings were enough to make our day. We had a table right near the water and a perfect view of the gardens.

There is an elegant Roux Bamboux Lounge that just invites friends to gather to have a drink and plan their evening or week.

The Sundy House is mere steps from shopping, dining and cultural events, and just a mile from the beach. Staying there will set you back a few bills, but you can always do as we did and have a nice lunch that won't break the bank.