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Penthouse Luxury Apartment Downtown on the New River

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The Esplanade Condominium on the New River at Sailboat Bend - we are on the top.

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Last updated: 07/01/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7-30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Downtown condo description

We offer you a vacation getaway in the sky – a 2 bedroom, 2 bath luxury condo at the very top of the Esplanade, right on the New River, in exciting Downtown Ft. Lauderdale.

DOWNTOWN ON THE NEW RIVER – means you are there. Not having to get into your car to “get there”, not “only a mile (or two, or three) to THERE”, but actually being THERE. We have 35 restaurants, night clubs, play houses, historic center, and art museums all within a quarter mile from us – that’s 2 blocks. They are all just an easy short walk away. Or you can take one of our bikes for a pleasant 5 or 10 minute ride to any of them. Walk to the Water Taxi stop just down the street and go anywhere on the New River and Intercoastal Waterway. Eat at one of the nearby restaurants on the river (the Pirates Republic Saloon & Restaurant is a block away). Suggestion: Plan your vacation to take in one of the first-run Broadway productions offered at the Broward Performing Arts Center.


LUXURY CONDO – is like staying in a fancy resort but without the resort prices and small rooms. It is NOT some rental house buried in a residential neighborhood miles from where you want to be. Luxury Condo means a swimming pool, a jetted spa pool, a dry heat sauna room, tennis courts, a full gym, 2 reserved parking spaces, a Business Center and 24 hour desk service with a full time residential manager. A place where someone says “Hello” when you arrive and that can help with problems and questions.

“A VIEW TO DIE FOR” – means we are on the penthouse floor, 16 stories up looking down on the river and the boat traffic. Across the river is the Performing Arts Center mentioned above, Esplanade Park, the City’s Historic District, the Entertainment District and the start of the premier shopping district – Las Olas Blvd. “A view to die for” means the whole City is laid out before you, and at night it lights up as far as you can see.

FULLY EQUIPPED – means a 50” HDTV, Comcast cable service with 273 channels (14 HBO and Starz premium movie channels and 95 HD channels). A Sony Entertainment Center with 7000 songs, Blu-ray DVD player, 20 Mbps Internet service with Wi-Fi, free phone service to anywhere in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico. Bicycles, a kayak for the river, tennis rackets for the 2 courts, a blanket, chairs and cooler for the beach, full kitchen supplies and the list goes on (see details below).

SEE OUR WEB SITE AND WEB CAM – for more pictures, for a live river view from the nifty camera on our balcony, for a 2D and 3D floor plan, for more about our “stuff”, for more about your hosts Ralph and Judy, for more about the special events like the Winterfest Boat Parade that starts on the river below us and the New Year’s Eve party that takes place in the park across the river from us. And more about the dock spaces available for your boat or yacht. Call us for our WEB site and WEB cam link.

Property Type

  • Condo
  • 1230 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Onsite Services

          • Staff

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Children Welcome
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Wheelchair Accessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4

          • Master: 1 king

            ...moreless

          • 2nd: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            'den' with plasma TV and desk...moreless

          • The second bedroom is smaller (128 sq. feet) and is set up as a den/office/bedroom with a desk complete with high speed wireless internet service, free unlimited telephone calling anywhere in the US and Canada, and a printer/scanner/copier/FAX machine - an arrangement that makes an ideal business office. The room also has a 40 inch plasma TV and DVD player. The bed is a sofa bed with a 2 inch foam topper. The master bedroom is very large (206 sq. feet) and very comfortable with a pillow-top king size mattress with a small combo TV/DVD for watching late night TV....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • 1 king bed, 1 sleep sofa, Whirlpool tub and shower, 50' HD TV with Blu-ray player in living room with sofa seating for 6, broadband wireless internet service, 2 reserved parking spaces, free unlimited telephone service calling anywhere in the US and Canada...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable:

                With premium HBO and Star channels in HD on 50" HDTV. Also has a Blu-ray player for the ultimate in movie viewing....moreless

              • Television
              • Stereo
              • DVD Player
              • CD Player
              • Music Library:

                With 7800 on our favorite songs (our whole music collection) on a Sony iPod music system....moreless

              • VCR

              Theme

                  • Romantic

                  Attractions

                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Walking
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Boating
                  • Shopping

                  local services and businesses

                      • Fitness Center

                      Location Type

                      • Downtown
                      • Waterfront
                      • Waterfront:

                        Right on the New River in Downtown Ft. Lauderdale...moreless

                      sports and adventure activities

                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Kayaking
                      • Golf
                      • Swimming
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Cycling
                      • Tennis

                      Communication / Internet

                          • Fax

                          Dining

                          • Dining Room
                          • Seating for 6 people

                          General

                          • Garage:

                            Two parking spaces in our secured garage...moreless

                          • Broadband Access:

                            with 20 GB cable internet service...moreless

                          • Computer Available:

                            Business center with PC and printer...moreless

                          • Elevator
                          • Free Long Distance:

                            Free service to anywhere in US, Canada and Puerto Rico...moreless

                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Telescope
                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Heating
                          • Parking
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Fitness Room / Equipment
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Internet
                          • Wireless Internet:

                            Free Wi-Fi...moreless

                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Telephone

                          Kitchen

                          • Ice Maker
                          • Kitchen
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Toaster
                          • Blender
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Dishwasher

                          Outside

                          • Balcony:

                            With a view over-looking the river, "a view to die for"...moreless

                          • Bicycles
                          • Tennis Court
                          • Terrace
                          • Boat Dock
                          • Outdoor Grill Gas
                          • Barbecue
                          • Outdoor Grill

                          Payment Type

                          • Visa
                          • Mastercard
                          • Discover

                          Pool / Spa

                          • Jetted Tub
                          • Shared Hot Tub
                          • Communal Pool
                          • Sauna
                          • Heated Pool
                          • Jacuzzi
                          • Outdoor Pool
                           

                          Reviews

                          Write a review 4.9
                          from 19 traveler reviews
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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Pre-winter
                          Dec 1 - Dec 8
                          7 night min stay

                          $1,750
                          Holiday
                          Dec 9 - Jan 3
                          7 night min stay

                          $2,100
                          Winter
                          Jan 4 - Apr 15
                          30 night min stay

                          $6,000
                          My Standard Rate
                          7 night min stay

                          $1,400 $4,800
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Cleaning fee $150 + tax
                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
                          • Tax Rate 5%

                          Notes:

                          You can cancel up to 30 days before your arrival with a $150 cancellation fee .


                          Cancellation policy:

                          100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                          Last updated: 07/01/2014
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                          Location

                          Car: Recommended

                          If you are not familiar with the Downtown area of Fort Lauderdale, it is the fastest growing, most vibrant part of the City. A number of years ago the City Commission decided to re-develop the downtown area as an arts, entertainment and residential living area. A number of studies were done and a master plan developed. The first phase was the building of the “Riverwalk Park” along the north bank of the New River (the main river that runs through the downtown area and has some of the most expensive homes in the City). The Riverwalk Park allows you to walk the river (or ride one of our bikes) and enjoy the activities. The west end of the Park (where we are) starts at the cultural center of Broward County with the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, and going east passes the Museum of Discovery and IMAX Theater, the Old Ft. Lauderdale Village and Museum, the Museum of Art (one of the few museums in the country to show the King Tut Exhibition) - Continued below

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2004

                          About the owner: Here Ralph and Judy are relaxing 16 floors up on the balcony of their Penthouse Condo. (Note that you can blow-up the map below, use the + button. That will help you better see where we are located and the surrounding attractions. Also you can click on each balloon marker to get more information.)

                          Why the Owner Chose Downtown:
                          After retiring from Motorola after 40 years as an engineer in their Research Department we wanted to buy a place we could go to getaway. We fell in love with the Esplanade Condo as the perfect hideaway. It is only 30 minutes from our home in Coral Springs but a "world away".


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                          Speaks: english

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                          Photos

                          • The Esplanade Condominium on the New River at Sailboat Bend - we are on the top.

                            The Esplanade Condominium on the New River at Sailboat Bend - we are on the top.

                          • Postcard pretty. We are the unit at the very top on the right.

                            Postcard pretty. We are the unit at the very top on the right.

                          • Dusk falls on the river as you sit on the balcony having cocktails.

                            Dusk falls on the river as you sit on the balcony having cocktails.

                          • A 3-D look at our apartment.

                            A 3-D look at our apartment.

                          • The pool, B-B-Q's, spa, dry heat sauna room.

                            The pool, B-B-Q's, spa, dry heat sauna room.

                          • Our gym - but wait until you get home.

                            Our gym - but wait until you get home.

                          • Living room with its very comfortable seating

                            Living room with its very comfortable seating

                          • The 'den' with sofa bed, computer disk and HDTV

                            The 'den' with sofa bed, computer disk and HDTV

                          • Kitchen with its glass cooktop stove, dishwasher, microwave and refrigerator.

                            Kitchen with its glass cooktop stove, dishwasher, microwave and refrigerator.

                          • Master bath with spa tub, glass shower and vanity.

                            Master bath with spa tub, glass shower and vanity.

                          • The Jazz Brunch is held every month in Esplanade Park across from us. Come join.

                            The Jazz Brunch is held every month in Esplanade Park across from us. Come join.

                          • In December is the BIG Winterfest Boat Parade. Here it passes in front of us.

                            In December is the BIG Winterfest Boat Parade. Here it passes in front of us.

                          • Here Judy and Ralph sit on the balcony 16 floors up. It could be you.

                            Here Judy and Ralph sit on the balcony 16 floors up. It could be you.

                          • At night the whole city is lit up in front of you.

                            At night the whole city is lit up in front of you.

                          • 1226 square feet of luxury living with a 230 sq. ft. balcony.

                            1226 square feet of luxury living with a 230 sq. ft. balcony.

                          • One-half of the balcony with the view of Downtown Ft. Lauderdale

                            One-half of the balcony with the view of Downtown Ft. Lauderdale

                          • Our 2 tennis courts. We supply the rackets and balls, you the talent.

                            Our 2 tennis courts. We supply the rackets and balls, you the talent.

                          • Relax and watch Blu-ray movies on the 50' HDTV

                            Relax and watch Blu-ray movies on the 50' HDTV

                          • King-sized bed, 32" HDTV and sign that says "Just Another Day in Paradise".

                            King-sized bed, 32" HDTV and sign that says "Just Another Day in Paradise".

                          • Dining room seats 4 and expands to 6.

                            Dining room seats 4 and expands to 6.

                          • The marble countertop in the master bath.

                            The marble countertop in the master bath.

                          • Here I am with a friend in our kayak. We also have 2 bikes for your use.

                            Here I am with a friend in our kayak. We also have 2 bikes for your use.

                          • Below on the river are held many fun events. Here "pirates" are in a raft race.

                            Below on the river are held many fun events. Here "pirates" are in a raft race.

                          • Here we are at Sailboat Bend with the Broward Arts Center across the river.

                            Here we are at Sailboat Bend with the Broward Arts Center across the river.

                          $1,400 - $2,100 per week (USD)
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                          2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 4

                          View calendar: Updated 07/01/14
                          Minimum stay: 7-30 nights
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