Amazing 6 Bedroom Villa Beachside on the Intracoastal Waterway
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- Minimum stay:4 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Dolphin Isles house description
We proudly offer a 6 bedroom 4 bath family friendly classic South Florida vacation home in the heart of Ft Lauderdale Beach on the World famous Intracoastal waterway where a parade of yachts passes daily. Visitors have described the experience as a stay on a private island. We bring it to you at a very reasonable price with a wonderful vacation value for large groups. The recently updated property is on the beach side of the Intracoastal Waterway just north and ajacent to Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, one of the last areas of unspoiled tropical paradise on Floridas east coast.
The villa is designed to accomodate groups from 10 to 14 guests. If you are planning a family get together or have two or three different famlies, this villa is for you.
Multimillion dollar waterfront mansions surround the villa in one of the MOST UPSCALE neighborhoods in Ft Lauderdale. It sits on a point lot facing the Intracoastal Waterway two short blocks west of the beach. The villa layout offers two ajoining 3 bedroom 2 bath units both facing the Intracoastal Waterway, the pool and spa.Two full kitchens, 2 washers & 2 dryers, towels, 4 beach chairs.
Photos show EVERY bed in the villa to help you plan bed assignment . As an added treat we have two resident iguanas Geo and Gracie who visit often and you will see endangered Manatee in the winter months as they swim up the Intracoastal. We accept credit cards echecks , no security deposit . s Please READ OUR RATES prior to emailing to make sure the villa is in your budget.Note the additional costs such as tax and cleaning . .
Professional management provided by Lynn Smith, of Nilsen Realty, a Licensed Real Estate Broker
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Clothing Optional/Nude Sunbathing Nearby
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 10-14
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Catering Available
- Ice Maker
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Air Conditioning
- TVs, Cable TV , DSL internet connection, Linens, No land phone bring your cell!There is a small shopping mall 1/2 block away which has a small grocery store, dry cleaners/tailor, hair salon, restaurant & gift shop, There are 2 major hotels directly on the ocean which have dining facilities and a tiki bar open to the public, Just minutes away is the Spa Atlantis located directly on the ocean where you can treat yourself to a facial, massage, an aqua-aerobics class or pampering at the salon, we are committed to protecting our environment We use Bi-O-Kleen cleaning products which are non-toxic, safe for the environment, biodegradable and do not contain carcinogens or polllutants, We use all natural pest control products, high efficiency AC filters,...moreless
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Wireless Internet
- Broadband Access
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Beach View
- Basketball Court
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Miniature Golf
- Beachcombing, Marina, Snorkelling, Deep Sea Fishing, Golfing, Beaches, Wind Surfing, Surf Fishing, Groceries, Pier Fishing, Childrens' museums, Boomers amusement Park, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Ice Skating Rink, Bowling, Pompano Racetrack with live harness horse racing, casino with Las Vegas-style slot machines, live poker & fantastic restaurants are all within 10-20 mins away. Palm Aire Golf Course is 10 mins away and if shopping is desired the Galleria Mall is 10 mins to the south and Town Center Mall in Boca Raton is about 20 mins to the north. Craving South Beach excitement? A water taxi is available a short distance away which cruises to South Beach!...moreless
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Our group stayed at the house for an extended weekend (Thurs-Sun) and it was even better than expected. The views from the back deck are unbelievable and the pool sits right on the inter coastal. The house was immaculate when we arrived and was able to fit 14 people very comfortably. I would recommend this house as a week/weekend getaway to anyone looking to get away for a relaxing, low key weekend. It truly made for an unforgettable trip and I would come back to stay again for sure at some point. Two thumbs up!
- Guest Jon (New York, NY, USA)
- Date of stay 11/14/13
- Review Submitted 11/20/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers.
We went down on a guys trip. The house had plenty of space for us. The location is great! You can just spend the days outside by the pool relaxing and watching the boats go by. The house is close to restaurants and beaches. Very easy to get around from this location. We would definitely go back!
- Guest ED D. (-)
- Date of stay 10/24/13
- Review Submitted 10/30/13
Owner response: Your comments are appreciated ,This villa is the best vacation location in Lauderdale
En fantastisk beliggenhet
En fantastisk beliggenhet
Plassen var bare helt fantastisk. Beliggenheten helt ved vannkanten der båter i alle størrelser kjørte forbi, gjorde dette til en helt utrolig og flott opplevelse. Huset var slitt men rent. Uteplassen var bare helt utrolig flott. Det som barna gledet seg over alle mest var at bassenget som var avbildet, var egentlig mye større enn forventingene. Det ser lite ut på bildene. Eigeren var innom og hilste på oss og kom med mange gode råd om det rike dyrelivet rundt huset, og om aktiviteter i området rundt Fort Lauderdale som var kjempenyttige. Vi besøkte blandt annet Everglades Holliday Park etter eigerens anbefalinger der vi faktisk såg mange alligatorer under båtturen. Kan sterkt anbefales. Vi besøkte også Golden Coral, en restaurant med bufè der vi kunne spise så mye vi ville. Masse god mat. Publix i nærheten ble en favoritt matvare butikk. Vi var også på Fort Lauderdale Beach rett over veien fra der huset er. Vi skulle så gjerne hatt så mye lengre tid i dette området, men det var siste stopp på vår 3 uker lange reise. Denne plassen kommer vi til å anbefale til våre venner. Har allerede lagt ut linken til huset på Facebook. Med vennlig hillsen 3 fornødde familier fra Norge
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 07/29/13
- Review Submitted 08/13/13
Owner response: Engish Translation The space was just amazing. The location entirely on the waterfront where boats of all sizes drove past, made this an amazing and wonderful experience. The house was clean. The patio was just incredibly nice. The kids enjoyed the most was that all the pool which was pictured, was actually much larger than expectations. It looks small in the pictures. Jeff the owner stopped and greeted us and made lots of good advice about the wildlife around the house, and about activities in the area around Fort Lauderdale was helpful. We visited among other Everglades Holliday Park's own recommendations for where we actually saw many alligators during the boat ride. Can highly recommended. We also visited the Golden Coral Restaurant where we could eat as much as we wanted. Lots of good food. Publix nearby was a favorite grocery store. We were also on Fort Lauderdale Beach just across the road from where the house is. We were so happy to have had so much more time in this area, but it was the last stop on our 3 week journey. This place we will recommend to our friends. Having already posted the link to the house on Facebook. Yours hillsen 3 fornødde families from Norway
The best beach house EVER
The best beach house EVER
We have stayed with my family in this AMAZING vacation house, which was by far, the BEST we have ever stayed at. The owners were so friendly and nice!!! The house was perfectly located, cleaned and equipped. We had more things than we needed!! The beach is just 4 blocks and the nighborhood is really quiet. We highly recommend this house since it has not a single drawback. Believe me! It is the best house one can ever dream of!!
- Guest Silvia M (Argentina)
- Date of stay 07/06/13
- Review Submitted 07/29/13
Owner response: Thank you for your kind words. We recently updated the design of the bathrooms and kitchens and we hope you enjoyed them. We welcome you next year should you choose to return from Argentina. Again, we are thrilled that you and the family enjoy your stay
Dream Vacation Rental
Dream Vacation Rental
My family just spent a week at this property and loved every minute of it! Lynn Smith, Nilsen Realty, was great to work with - she was extremely professional, knowledgeable and responsive and we're already considering booking another week at this property next year. There were 14 of us and there were beds for everyone and plenty of room to spread out if you wanted privacy. We loved the pool on the Intercoastal and the beautiful beach was within walking distance. Can't wait to go back!
- Guest PamW (Asheville, NC)
- Date of stay 06/22/13
- Review Submitted 07/02/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, people with disabilities, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Pam, you're one of our favorite guests. I know the family enjoyed the nearby beach And the fabulous Yazz that cruise by the property daily. We worked very hard to make sure the Tarpon Bay Villa is the number one vacation rental in Fort Lauderdale
Great View of the Yacht ParadeGuest comment entered by owner
Great View of the Yacht Parade
Larry (Marblehead, Ma) We had a group of 10 in the family .Location was perfect and the accommodations were roomy. The lighting and kitchens were recently updated .New TVs in the two main living rooms.The parade of huge yachts went on all day and was really astounding.The property is on a point lot surrounded by water on all sides just across from the great beach. The manager /Realtor Lynn was attentive to our needs . We look orward to rentig again next year. I highly recommend this classic Florida property for a great family vacation at a very good priice .
- Guest Larry From Mass
- Date of stay 03/23/13
- Review Submitted 06/25/13
A perfect vacation villa
A perfect vacation villa
We thought the villa was great in every way! The location by the canal was perfect and so beatiful.It was plenty of room at the villa for us 13 persons, we didn´t miss anything and the service and response from the owner was great when we had questions. Thanks for a perfect holiday and we hope to be back soon :)
- Guest Veronica F.
- Date of stay 03/30/13
- Review Submitted 04/08/13
Owner response: Its Wonderful that you enjoyed your week in the sun.We are vacation pros.We can provide suggestions for the best restaurants in Lauderdale.We tell you about all the points of interest.Secret tips that will make the vacation a life long experience
We had the misfortune of arriving in Fort Lauderdale on the coldest day in quite some time. But that was our only problem with our stay. The home is just as advertised; a wonderful throwback to Florida chic of the 60s. We ate dinner at the house every night and just watched the yachts float by. Once the weather improved, the pool was a blast. But our biggest thrill was seeing the manatee! We were told we'd see them, but we really didn't believe it. We had a fantastic time and we hope to be back next year!
- Guest Bill (Athens, GA)
- Date of stay 02/17/13
- Review Submitted 03/03/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, people with disabilities, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thanks for your kind words .We often see Manatee at the property during winter months ..
Thank you Lynn for sharing this beautiful property with our group. The charm of this Old World Floridian home fit our party of 8 to a tea. The house was extremely comfortable and appointed very nicely with all the comforts of home inside and out. The large patio right on the intracoastal could not be any better for relaxing and enjoying the spectacular parade of yachts as they glide by. This home was minutes from everything Ft lauderdale had to do and yet offers quiet and tranquil seclusion just off of A1A. We hope to return soon. Warmest regards, The Scotts from Missouri
- Guest Al (Springfield, MO)
- Date of stay 01/18/13
- Review Submitted 02/13/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, girls getaway, people with disabilities, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Perfect location .... poor maintenance
Perfect location .... poor maintenance
The booking activity was carried out in a professional manner. The house consists of two independent units connected to the pool area, this allows good privacy for two families, but allows you to live together in common parts (patio and pool). Overall, the vote is positive. Positive factors: . Two separate and independent units (each unit ideal for 5/6 people) . large interior spaces . privacy . parking for 4 cars . spacious pool . 2 patio . great location at the intersection of two channels . not far from the city center Negative factors: . very poor maintenance . housekeeping needs to improve . 1 bathroom with no hot water . the air conditioning system is old . the house needs a good global restructuring We stayed in 9 people. We were fine and we have a pleasant memory.
- Guest Mario T. (Muggiò)
- Date of stay 11/26/12
- Review Submitted 12/16/12
Owner response: Glad you enjoyed the stay..When you arrived you were asked to contact us about any problems .We have repair folks on 24hour call.No one complained about anything until days before you left ..The hot water problem was a simple valve repair done in 5 minutes.We attended to the a/c issue one unit was low on freion .Im glad your enjoyed the wonderful location.Next time please read our welcome letter so we may attend to minor complaints immediately.
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4 night min stay
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Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Cleaning fee: $450 + tax
- Property Damage Protection: $49
- Tax Rate 11%
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Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: My family has been in real este for 50 years .this is the best location in Ft Lauderdale Im ready to help lynn to make your trip the best.I am a nationally known trial lawyer representing Floridians .Im a 30 year real estate investor this is the crown jewel of my portfolio.
Why the Owner Chose Dolphin Isles:
Super water views wonderful location near beach.Constant parade of world class yachts wild manatee and iguana
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Bouganvilla exploding on our intracoastal patio
Waterfront pool on the wide waterway
Relax on the lounges as the yachts cruise by
This is our beach just east only private home beach in the city 900 yards away.
Collector rattan in the Large villa living room
Lucite dining room table sobe style
Remodeled master bath
Dining room In small unit
Master Bedroom King Bed Sleep 2..intracoastal view all around
Guest Bedroom Tarpon Bay Suite queen bed sleep 2
Guest Bedroom queen bed sleep 2
Bouganvilla patio facing intracoastal and millionaires row
Pool and patio on Tarpon Bay
Loggerhead Nesting Across the street in May
Remodeled kitchen on waterway
Large suite living area mid century collector furnishing period design Sleep 2
Living Room in canal unit
Second fully equipted kitchen
Garden Bedroom 3 single beds sleep 3
Guest bedroom 2 singles sleep 2
one queen and single bed newly renovated garden view Haitian Art sleep 3
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