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MIDDLE RIVER MANOR

MIDDLE RIVER  MANOR 14 seat dining table, living room with wet bar and gas fireplace. Second floor office and third floor library. View from third floor libray down to first floor and eat in kitchen. Kitchen with 2 dishwashers, 2 ovens, 2 stoves, an insta-hot for quick tea making Spectacular architectural design Entertain your guest with a Baby Grand player piano Media lounge. Furnished outdoor balconies with privacy curtains. View from 3000 foot four story roof deck Two of 5 pieces of workout equipment. Master bedroom with king bed. King bed in second of 2 bedrooms in the master suite. Master suite second floor balcony that overlooks the pool and Middle River Second floor bed room with king bed. Second floor bedroom with Queen 4-post bed. Second floor bedroom with 2 full beds. (1 of 2 pictures) Second Floor bedroom with 2 full beds and atrium view. (2 of 2 pictures) Third floor bedroom with queen bed and day bed in the alcove. Third floor bedroom with 2 twin beds and a day bed. Private bath in every bedroom - third floor bedroom with king bed. Pool and sunning deck on the Middle River with hot tub and grills at the far end Hot tub, pool and sunning deck on the dock overlooking the Middle River. Aerial view of the back of the Modern Castle on the Middle 
River

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Last updated: 02/27/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Coral Ridge castle description

This gated, walled, tropically landscaped private estate is complete with 1,400 sq ft concrete dock, calming fountains, and two-story green house/solarium/exercise room. Outdoor living offers eight-person hot tub, pool with umbrellas, and myriad decks and furnished patios with privacy curtains.
Indoor living features 35 foot ceilings open to the entire three-story castle with decor representing art of many centuries. Enjoy a gourmet kitchen with multiple ovens, cook tops, sinks, and dishwashers, refrigerators and a butler pantry.

Kitchen flows into the family room with entertainment center and beautiful views of the Middle River and the solarium. Relax in your forty foot living/dining room with wet bar and a gas fireplace that can be enjoyed from inside our outside the castle. Read in your office/library, find activities or local festivals with the office computer/WIFI, or work out in the gym in the solarium.

Enjoy your privacy in one of eight (8) bedrooms each with full, private baths. Master bedroom has king bed with 10 x 10 walk in shower/steam/tub room. Three additional bedrooms with king beds, one with queen bed, one with queen and twin bed, one with three twin beds and one with two full beds.
Concierge service to arrange travel, transportation, local shopping, tours, and reservations for restaurants, messages, baby-sitting, etc.

Address is 1317 Middle River Drive, Ft Lauderdale FL 33304
Contact Owner 954-553-1102

Keywords: Castle

Property Type

      • Castle

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Limited Accessibility
          • Wheelchair Accessible
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 18-20

          Bathrooms: 10 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Kitchen cannot be described...cook and dine with one or 100 guests while enjoying full water view....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            (3) Including coffee station and refrigerator in Master Bedroom....moreless

          • Ice Maker
          • Microwave

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided:

            Several sets for each bed and ample towels. Once weekly linen and towel service included in price....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Central air conditioning - 10 Zones. Bedrooms can be air conditioned to indivdual comfort....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Second floor laundry room with two washers. Extra washer in butler's pantry....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Second floor laundry room with two dryers. Extra dryer in butler's pantry....moreless

          • Gas Fireplace:

            Double glass fireplace can be enjoyed inside or outside....moreless

          • Garage:

            Four-car garage with gym....moreless

          • Parking Off Street
          • Covered Parking

          Entertainment

          • Satellite / Cable:

            (9) Includes music channel that can be enjoyed through the stereo system in all rooms and all outdoor areas. ...moreless

          • Music Library:

            Integrated stereo system can be accessed and enjoyed from every room and all outdoor areas....moreless

          • Stereo
          • VCR
          • DVD Player
          • CD Player

          Communications

          • Computer Available
          • Broadband Access
          • Wireless Internet

          Pool & Spa

          • Private Pool
          • Hot Tub

          Outdoor Features

          • Deck / Patio:

            (5) Full roof access with views of downtown Ft Lauderdale and the Middle River...moreless

          Location & View

              • Waterfront:

                Castle dock is on the channel of the Middle River which allows water skiing, tubing, jet skiing and other boat-trailing water sports one fixed bridge to the Intracoastal....moreless

              Activities

              • Rafting
              • Kayaking
              • Basketball Court
              • Cycling
              • Tennis
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Roller Blading
              • Parasailing
              • Snorkeling
              • Jet Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Fishing
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Swimming
              • Water Skiing
              • Sailing
              • Surfing
              • Golf
              • Restaurants
              • Live Theater
              • Beachcombing
              • Museums
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Playground
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Botanical Garden
              • Shopping
              • Antiquing
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fitness Center
              • Boating
              • Shelling
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Horseback Riding

              Other Activities

                  • The Bonnet House botanical Gardens are at the beach about a mile from the house. The Galleria Mall, a walkable .2 miles on the other side of Sunrise Highway, has shops, restaurants, bars and cafe's for your eating and shopping pleasure. PF Changs has comfortable outside seating and the Jade Garden on the house side of Sunrise Highway has wonderful Chinese food with a very friendly staff....moreless
                   

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                  • Modern Castle on the Middle River

                    Modern Castle on the Middle River

                    • Guest Larisa M.
                    • Date of stay 12/17/12
                    • Review Submitted 04/09/13
                    The castle is an absolute gem!!! The owners created a beauty and luxury that one should see and experience. Everything is done so smartly and with an incredible taste – architecture, interior décor, arts… Also the location is amazing too – the beaches in Ft Lauderdale are so much nicer than in Miami. We had our 50th celebration there and a family re-union and it was the best experience. Michael catered for our party and it was great – basically everything he does is just incredible! Thank you so much, guys!

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                  • Excellent Family Vacay

                    Excellent Family Vacay

                    • Guest Tomsy (Kingston, Ontario, Canada)
                    • Date of stay 03/23/13
                    • Review Submitted 04/01/13
                    This was the second time at the "Castle" for my wife and I and my sister and brother-in-law. Last year was with 5 other couples, this year was with our children and grand children. We came back because we enjoyed it so much last year. Michael and Bob are excellent hosts, and leave you wanting for nothing. The Castle has all the amenities you could want, and is so close to so many things to see and do. We would highly recommend the Castle to anyone!

                    Recommended for: Tourists without a car, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                  • A wedding and experience beyond our imagination

                    A wedding and experience beyond our imagination

                    • Guest nmarcot (Fayetteville, Arkansas)
                    • Date of stay 12/01/11
                    • Review Submitted 07/02/12
                    After viewing quite a few vacation homes for our 19-person wedding party we happily chose Michael's castle and used Michael to take care of the details, and he went way above our expectations and well beyond our wedding plan. The castle was stunning both inside and out, but as impressive as the decor was, nothing compared to what Michael did for us on our wedding day. The stress of planning from a thousand miles away was completely alleviated when we saw the work he had done. The menu was five-star, the flowers were five-star, the decoration was five-star, and the service was even better. Michael and his crew were everywhere we needed them to be and were there before we knew we needed them. Our guests still rave about the accommodations, from the comfort and style of the rooms to the Picasso artwork on the wall. We enjoyed the rooms as much as they did, but still consider the best part of our stay the way Michael and his staff took care of us, and made sure to do so within our budget. We will definitely be back for a reunion, and suggest that anyone else looking to get married, host an event, or just relax in the area choose Middle River Manor - you're throwing away your money if you don't.

                    Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway, people with disabilities, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                  • What a holiday to remember

                    What a holiday to remember

                    • Guest Crispy (Ireland)
                    • Date of stay 10/25/11
                    • Review Submitted 12/28/11
                    We recently stayed for 11 nights at the castle. It was more luxurious than you could imagine. Every corner hosted a story of travels and collectables. The pool and jacuzzi were amazing and enjoyed by all, especially the 6 little kids. Inside and outside were suitable for all needs from sunbathing in luxury overlooking downtown, to relaxing with a book or listenig to music in peace (even with 6 kids). Everyone was able to escape to where they needed to be. Bedrooms were very tastefully decorated and comfortable. The beautiful staircase kept us in shape (there is a lift). Michael(owner) and his partner were extremely kind and accomodating. They even catered a wonderful and very affordable bbq for us in the house. Location was excellent, only 15 min walk from the lovely Galleria mall with wonderful shops and restaurants. All in all, it was the holiday of a lifetime and we all dream of going back to the castle someday soon.

                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway, people with disabilities, families with young children.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                  • The Perfect Wedding!

                    The Perfect Wedding!

                    • Guest Groom's family (St. Joseph, MO)
                    • Date of stay 06/13/11
                    • Review Submitted 10/30/11
                    For an absolute stress-free wedding, you must go to this property! From the day we arrived until the day we left, everything was absolutely perfect! Michael and his staff could not have been more accomodating. They helped with everything from the reception, cake & flowers to the cermony. The food was excellent and the cake was outstanding! Both the bride and groom's families stayed at the house and there was plenty of room and privacy for everyone. The poolside wedding was beautiful! Needless to say, this vacation rental far exceeded our expectations and we hope to return again for a vacaton.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                  • Amazing wedding location!

                    Amazing wedding location!

                    • Guest Virginia Bride (Chesapeake, VA )
                    • Date of stay 06/07/10
                    • Review Submitted 01/13/11
                    This was the perfect location for our destination wedding! We had out of town family stay there the week leading up to the wedding. It was great to have a central location for everyone to get together. The amenities were wonderful! It was really nice that each bedroom had its own bathroom so people didn't have to walk all over and share bathrooms. My husband and I have families that love to cook, so they were thrilled with the amazing kitchen in the house. We had 45 guests for our wedding and there was plenty of room for everyone. The owners of the house were incredible- I can't say enough wonderful things about them. They were very accommmodating and generous. They helped me plan the entire wedding from flowers and cake to food and hair and makeup. They couldn't have made our wedding any more special. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. Maybe we need to renew our vows!!

                    Recommended for: Tourists without a car, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway, people with disabilities, sightseeing, families with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 11/11

                  • Excellent Vacation Rental

                    Excellent Vacation Rental

                    • Guest International travellers (Winnipeg,Manitoba,Canada)
                    • Date of stay 08/09/10
                    • Review Submitted 10/03/10
                    The castle was a beautiful venue for a wedding. Our group consisted of 16 people, a mixture of teenagers and adults. The bedrooms were spacious and the beds were very luxurious. Cooking in the kitchen was a treat with the multiple prep areas, which allows for more than one cook. Outside we relaxed by the pool and enjoyed the boats on the waterway. The location of the property was on a quiet street, yet it was close enough to walk to shops, restuarants or the beach. Michael the owner, made himself available to us whenever we needed him. He made us feel like the castle was our home for the week. This vacation rental far exceeded our expectations, and we would recommend this home - for a wedding or just a family vacation. We hope to return sometime in the future. Thank you Michael for making our wedding something special to remember and unforgetable.

                    Recommended for: Tourists without a car, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway, people with disabilities, sightseeing, families with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 8/8

                  • Great stay!

                    Great stay!

                    • Guest floridabride (Greensboro, NC)
                    • Date of stay 03/19/10
                    • Review Submitted 04/13/10
                    My fiancee is in the military and we planned our wedding in two months, so we had very little time. Since this was a destination wedding, I was very apprehensive. Mike, the property owner was so helpful and accessible from day 1. He was always available for any questions and was very quick with his responses. He met with my wedding planner on several ocassion to let her view the property. On the wedding day, he was there all day making sure everything runs smoothly. The house is gorgeous, clean and extravagant! The location was great too, close to everything. I would recommend this property over and over again to anyone interested in holding an event or just for a visit to FL. Great experience, great property, great owner :)

                    Recommended for: Tourists without a car, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway, people with disabilities, sightseeing, families with young children, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 21/22

                  • thank you !

                    thank you !

                    • Guest piero m.
                    • Date of stay 05/03/12
                    • Review Submitted 05/12/12
                    It has been our last time in fort lauderdale for annual convention. What a beautiful way to end ! This house is really perfect for a large community of friends or family.Full of space,affascinating things,close to everywhere in fl. We only regret to have discovered it only this year . Beautiful house for a unforgettable experience. Thank you !

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  In Season
                  Feb 21 - Apr 27, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $10,000
                  Out of Season
                  May 1 - Dec 14, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $8,000

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                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Property Damage Protection $89
                  • Cleaning Fee $400
                  • Taxes Not included

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                  Last updated: 02/27/2014
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                  Location

                  This owner has opted not to share the exact location of their property.

                  • Nearest Airport: Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL) at 10 Miles
                  • Nearest Motorway: Federal Hywy at 0.5 Miles
                  • Nearest Beach: Fort Lauderdale Beach at 1.5 Miles
                  • Nearest Barpub: Varied restaurants in the Galleria Mall at 0.2 Miles
                  • Nearest Restaurant: Varied restaurants in the Galleria Mall at 0.2 Miles
                   

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                  • MIDDLE RIVER  MANOR

                    MIDDLE RIVER MANOR

                  • Second floor office and third floor library.

                    Second floor office and third floor library.

                  • Kitchen with 2 dishwashers, 2 ovens, 2 stoves, an insta-hot for quick tea making

                    Kitchen with 2 dishwashers, 2 ovens, 2 stoves, an insta-hot for quick tea making

                  • Entertain your guest with a Baby Grand player piano

                    Entertain your guest with a Baby Grand player piano

                  • Furnished outdoor balconies with privacy curtains.

                    Furnished outdoor balconies with privacy curtains.

                  • Two of 5 pieces of workout equipment.

                    Two of 5 pieces of workout equipment.

                  • King bed in second of 2 bedrooms in the master suite.

                    King bed in second of 2 bedrooms in the master suite.

                  • Second floor bed room with king bed.

                    Second floor bed room with king bed.

                  • Second floor bedroom with 2 full beds. (1 of 2 pictures)

                    Second floor bedroom with 2 full beds. (1 of 2 pictures)

                  • Third floor bedroom with queen bed and day bed in the alcove.

                    Third floor bedroom with queen bed and day bed in the alcove.

                  • Private bath in every bedroom - third floor bedroom with king bed.

                    Private bath in every bedroom - third floor bedroom with king bed.

                  • Hot tub, pool and sunning deck on the dock overlooking the Middle River.

                    Hot tub, pool and sunning deck on the dock overlooking the Middle River.

                  • 14 seat dining table, living room with wet bar and gas fireplace.

                    14 seat dining table, living room with wet bar and gas fireplace.

                  • View from third floor libray down to first floor and eat in kitchen.

                    View from third floor libray down to first floor and eat in kitchen.

                  • Spectacular architectural design

                    Spectacular architectural design

                  • Media lounge.

                    Media lounge.

                  • View from 3000 foot four story roof deck

                    View from 3000 foot four story roof deck

                  • Master bedroom with king bed.

                    Master bedroom with king bed.

                  • Master suite second floor balcony that overlooks the pool and Middle River

                    Master suite second floor balcony that overlooks the pool and Middle River

                  • Second floor bedroom with Queen 4-post bed.

                    Second floor bedroom with Queen 4-post bed.

                  • Second Floor bedroom with 2 full beds and atrium view. (2 of 2 pictures)

                    Second Floor bedroom with 2 full beds and atrium view. (2 of 2 pictures)

                  • Third floor bedroom with 2 twin beds and a day bed.

                    Third floor bedroom with 2 twin beds and a day bed.

                  • Pool and sunning deck on the Middle River with hot tub and grills at the far end

                    Pool and sunning deck on the Middle River with hot tub and grills at the far end

                  • Aerial view of the back of the Modern Castle on the Middle 
River

                    Aerial view of the back of the Modern Castle on the Middle River

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                  Date last modified - Thursday, March 13, 2014

                  $8,000 - $10,000 per week (USD)
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                  8 Bedroom / 10 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 20

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                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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