Most Reviewed 3/2 on Homeaway (93 Reviews) $175/nt, $1225/wk, All Incl, Pool
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- Minimum stay:Contact owner
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Private Homes villa description
ENTER... into your own private, tropical vacation setting away from the hustle & bustle out there. Here is your newly decorated & carefully landscaped home away from home in sunny Fort Lauderdale Florida.
EXHALE... and be as inactive as you want to be. Bask in the Florida sun as you lie next to the sparkling, heated pool & gaze at soothing waterfalls. Relax in the shade of the mango tree. Take a nap in the plush king, queen or single beds. Enjoy dining out or leisurely prepare entire meals at home. Be as active as you want to be. Play badminton or volleyball in the spacious yard. Entertain with available games in the bright Florida room. Use our bicycles to go on an excursion. The award winning Fort Lauderdale beach is only three miles away. All is ready & waiting for you.
ESCAPE... into your hideaway on a quiet street, yet be conveniently surrounded by all a South Florida vacation could offer. Meditate while savoring morning coffee in the front courtyard listening to the trickling fountain. Take a breather from the night life which is minutes away. Or go to the alligator farm. Enjoy the Shops of Wilton Drive, Las Olas Boulevard, renowned nightclubs, restaurants & pristine sunny beaches. With so much to see & do in the area, a rented car makes it easier to get around. The ocean is only three miles away. Disney World is a 4 hour drive north, or take a scenic 4 hour drive south through the Florida Keys to Key West or a 40 minute drive south to South Beach.
This vacation rental is available for seasonal stays, weddings, honeymoons, relocation (home buyers scouting the market) or business.
For everybody's comfort, our house is a non-smoking environment. Smoking outside only, please.
There is no lifeguard. Swimming is at your own risk. For everybody’s health, there is no smoking in the house. Check-in & check-out times are flexible according to your arrival times, provided other guests are not departing or arriving on your dates. Any major damage or loss (other than normal wear and tear) will be charged to the original credit card used at deposit.
This home is a single-family dwelling in a wonderful, QUIET, safe, residential neighborhood. It is designed to accommodate a maximum of 8 people, including children. With respect for our neighbors, Ft Lauderdale Vacation House is NOT available for parties or group gatherings of any kind. It is intended for mature adults & families. Larger gatherings of guests visiting the tenants must be pre-approved in writing by the owners. We do not rent to 18 year olds, college groups, or bachelor parties.
A minimum 30-day notice of cancellation is required in writing or e-mail for a refund of a deposit. A 90-day notice of cancellation is required in writing or e-mail for a refund for extended stays of a month or more. There is always a $25 credit card processing fee, no matter when the cancellation is declared. If the same party makes another reservation within 60 days of their cancellation, their forfeited deposit will be applied to the new reservation. There are no refunds for early departures & no-shows.
Keywords: 7-room, secluded, tropical rental
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Considered:
- Clothing Optional/Nude Sunbathing Nearby
- Children Welcome
- Alternative Lifestyle
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
- King size beds (1) In master bedroom, with bath and separate outside entrance, Queen size Beds (1) This bedroom also has a TV, Twin or Single Beds (2) This bedroom also has a TV, Baby Cribs (1) Crib/bassinet/changer portable combo, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size sofa bed in living room...moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Parking Off Street:
- Air Conditioning:
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Living Room seats 0
- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
- Convertible-driven complementary tour of the Ft, Lauderdale area for 3, Courtyard with trickling fountain, Board games, Hair dryers, Iron & ironing board, Highchair, Babysitting Services available at an additional cost, Cleaning Services (Daily or Otherwise)available at an additional cost, Sand (Beach) chairs, Cooler, Current Greater FTL Vacation Planner Booklet...moreless
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library:
- Music Library:
- DVD Player
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool:
- Heated Pool
- Lawn / Garden
- Deck / Patio
- Away From It All
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Pier Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Basketball Court
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Eco Tourism
- Theme Parks
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Outlet Shopping
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Gambling Casinos
- Bird Watching
ReviewsWrite a review
This was our family's 1st experience not only renting a home (that would COMFORTABLY sleep 7) but also our 1st experience vacationing in Miami. After hours & literally DAYS of researching hundreds of internet listings (in addition to price comparing motels and reading tripadvisor reviews) of rentals located in the Miami area all the way north to Pompano Beach, this property TOPPED THE LIST for value, cleanliness, privacy, and amennities. Of the dozens of inquiries I made from both the rental owners and the BBB, Lou was the ONLY owner not intimidated or offended by my questions, as I had no idea what to expect! He graciously & thoughtfully answered each question in detail, and as far as I know, he's the only one of at least 50-75 inquiries that is licensed with the Dept of Business & Professional Regulation, Division of Hotels & Restaurants. He was one of the few (if not the ONLY one) that did NOT require a damage deposit; by mentioning his name you can receive a 10% off Gold Coast car rental, and he helped our family of seven get the MAX of our TIME & MONEY by sending us the Greater Ft Lauderdale Vacation planner (at his own expense); he emailed web links for discounts to local attractions & restaurants & shops & family/kid attractions; he shared plane ticket advice & info & even emailed a live beach cam link which provided 6 months of happy anticipation! He helped these northern tourists find their way around town and SAVE GAS by preparing a map for us to affordable restaurants serving the cuisine we had mentioned we were interested in. Lou PAYS ATTENTION to you! But YOU DON'T PAY travel agent fees for his GENEROUS, kind, considerate and SINCERE customer service -- if you want it (or need it), Lou will get it for you! Thanks, Lou, for all the behind-the-scenes work, dedicated effort, and personal expense you donated towards making our vacation memorable. You didn't make us feel like guests; you made us feel like FAMILY! Your friends the Baums from The Buckeye State! And all goes well for the generous man who conducts his business fairly. Psalm 112:5
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 08/16/08
- Review Submitted 08/16/08
Wonderful stay in Fort Lauderdale!
Wonderful stay in Fort Lauderdale!
We had a great time in Lou and Jim's house in Fort Lauderdale. The house is very spacious, clean and equipped with everything you may need on your vacation and more. Our favorite part was the beautiful garden with heated pool - we spent most of our stay out there. Lou is the nicest person in the world and waited for us on arrival, made sure to show us around and gave us a lot of useful tips. I've stayed in several different rentals on homeaway, but I've never dealt with such a nice and helpful owner. Highly recommended home. We will definitely be back. Thanks Lou!
- Guest Pawel Paul C.
- Date of stay 09/25/13
- Review Submitted 09/30/13
Owner response: We were priviledged to host Paul and his wife Anna. We were also happy to welcome our first guest from Poland, Paul's father and brother. Over the last 10 years we've been favoured with guests from six of the seven continents. We're still looking forward to having guests from Antarctica.
Wonderful home and place to stay
Wonderful home and place to stay
Lou was very accommodating with everything from household needs to directions and local attractions. He was very gracious with his time. The house had everything we needed and very spacious. If I’m back in that area of Florida again I would definitely rent from Lou again. - Thanks
- Guest Tammy B.
- Date of stay 07/23/13
- Review Submitted 08/19/13
We had a great visit at this home. Quiet neighborhood. Everything was as advertised, and probably better than advertised. The details really made the difference- everything we would possibly need in the kitchen was there for us and in good condition, plenty of beach towels, local tourist brochures and a map, restaurant recommendations, beach toys, and just the little things other places don't offer you like some cleaning supplies, full-size W/D, napkins, towels and soaps, etc. The fact that it is privately owned and managed is very apparent and appreciated. Private pool was heated and located in a quiet and pretty yard. Convenient to beach and restaurants. Would definitely stay here again.
- Guest Bonnie P.
- Date of stay 03/30/13
- Review Submitted 04/08/13
Lou and Jim are great hosts (home owners). We were really impressed with the personal attention that they gave. There are all kind of phamphlets for activities, and even a list of favorite restaurants located nearby. They have pool toys for the children and they even brought over a tiny inflatable kiddy pool. I once inquired about a location to purchase a particular item and Lou emailed me a list of websites and phone numbers to try. Lou,s home is close by so there are always on hand to help out with anything. Really liked the personal touch. Lovely yard! We really felt at home.
- Guest Marlene L.
- Date of stay 02/01/13
- Review Submitted 03/07/13
Ft. Lauderdale Vacation House
Ft. Lauderdale Vacation House
I chose this spacious house for a gathering of my siblings and cousins when we all came to Ft. Lauderdale for a memorial service. It was the perfect house, allowing us all to be together, but with enough bedrooms for privacy and comfort. It was very clean and inviting with lots of light, ceiling fans and very open. There were a variety of visiting spots and we took advantage of them all - the living room, dining room, Florida room, chairs and lounging chairs around the pool and an enclosed courtyard just off the living room that was protected from the wind and was warm and inviting. The kitchen was well appointed and since we love to cook and eat, it was ideal! There were enough plates and utensils for everyone. Lou and Jim thought of everything - plenty of towels, beach toys (though it was too cold to go to the beach when we were there), two bikes, TV in several rooms, games and of course, the wonderfully warm pool. Lou was readily available by cell phone and answered all my questions. This is a perfect house for a family gathering for a short or long stay. Thank you, Lou and Jim!
- Guest Walker (Eugene, Oregon)
- Date of stay 03/01/13
- Review Submitted 03/06/13
We had an amazing time at this vacation house! It is beautiful, bright, and clean, and it had everything we needed: beach towels, bed sheets...cooking and serving ustensils... Our favorite place on the property was the heated swimming pool, where all of us, adults and kids had a great time and created beautiful meomories. The owner -Lou- was so gracious and accomodating, and really made the entire booking process pleasant and smooth. He gave us great suggestions for restaurants in the area. We will definitely stay there again on our next Florida getaway, and reccomend this house to all our friends!
- Guest Dominique D.
- Date of stay 11/28/12
- Review Submitted 12/03/12
We stayed at this home for a girls getaway and were AMAZED and DELIGHTED with the ENTIRE stay. The house was REMARKABLE and had everything we needed. The owners were a call away and supplied us with coolers,lawn chairs,bikes,etc....It was truly a home away from home...Planning on returning for another stay soon...Pricing was reasonable, location perfect with a number of stores,restaurants and the beach close by. Pool was clean and PERFECT for pictures....NOTHING BUT RAVE REVIEWS FOR PROPERTY AND OWNER.......
- Guest shona b.
- Date of stay 06/17/11
- Review Submitted 08/14/12
Owner response: Wow, Shona, We're very flattered that our property is still so much on your mind that you've written this great review so long after your visit. We hope to see you again soon. Thanks for your kind words.
Thanks from Finnish guests
Thanks from Finnish guests
Thank you very much for helping us during our stay in Ft Lauderdale. We really enjoyed your house; everything was ready and considered. Our 9 months old son slept in baby grib and highchair was available as mentioned. The property was clean and well maintained. You even set barbeque grill ready for us to use. And we had excellent ribs. You really helped us on every matter and gave us helpful hints and information. Thank you very much!
- Guest Marjut S. (Jyväskylän Maalaiskunta, Länsi-Suomen Lääni, Finland)
- Date of stay 05/03/12
- Review Submitted 05/15/12
Just a great property for our needs! We loved it! We are a family of 6 adults, including 2 partners, from the UK. We just loved the house and the position near to I-95 and quite close to the ocean was superb. Lou took me on a great drive around, which certainly made me aware of the main points of the area. Superbly equipped with lots of extras such as ponchos and inflatables. The pool was lovely for us - nice and private - we enjoyed the area on a couple of days. A very good base from which to move around. The 'boys' were off the to icehockey at the Atlantic Centre so it was well positioned. Lou is a fantastic host and we have never been in such a well equipped home. Returners we may be. Thanks to Lou and Jim.
- Guest amfdolcevita (Knutsford UK)
- Date of stay 03/10/12
- Review Submitted 03/17/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, families with young children, people with disabilities, age 55+, pet owners.
Low Season: May 1- Dec 20',13....$175/night 4 nt min, $1225/week Peak Season: Jan 2- Apr 30,'14....$300/night 4 nt min, $1895/week Rates incl 11%tax &cleaning fee;50%due at reservation,VISA,MC,Discover,or Diners Club credit card.$95 non refundable fee/pet
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: Lou retired from Social Services in Baltimore, MD in 2003. He lives four houses away from 'Ft Lauderdale Vacation House.' So he's readily available for any questions or problems.
- Secondary: (954) 557-3312 (Florida, USA) 9 a.m.-11 p.m. EST 7 days a week
House as seen from the road
Bright, welcoming entrance
Totally Private Refreshing Heated Pool
Recent photo of pool with mature foilage
Courtyard fountain with whimsical frog
Living room with queen size sofa
Master bedroom with king size bed, private bath & separate outside entrance
Third bedroom with twin beds and TV
Lush side yard
Description of your vacation
Entering property from Driveway
Foxtails Frame Front Doors
Pool with sheer descent waterfall
Heated pool and lounging area
Colorful Artwork in Living Room
Dining room leading to sunny, poolside Florida room
Second bedroom with queen bed and TV
Lush tropical surroundings
Color surrounds you
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