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Old Fort Lauderdale Cottage in Victoria Park Near Las Olas and Beach

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The Cracker Shack front porch. The big lot is fenced and gated and backs up to Holiday Park. Great breeze off the Park. Two mile par course and the Jimmy Evert Tennis Center with great clay and hartru courts.

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Last updated: 10/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Victoria Park cottage description

Six children grew up in this 550 square ft. house when their father brought them to Fort Lauderdale before 1910 from Ohio after their mother died. I bought it from the wife of one of those children, and have since gutted and renovated the cottage adding such modern features as air conditioning, Oak floors, an indoor bathroom, a great kitchen, a washer and dryer, and interior details that may have been original had the area and the former owners not been so Florida Cracker poor.

Today guests can experience a sense of what it may have been like for these early pioneers to live in Fort Lauderdale but with all of the conveniences of modern life.

The shack was totally gutted and now is an open plan with a queen bed built into an alcove like a ships bunk, a walk in closet with new washer and dryer, a well equipped kitchen with a snack bar, a dining area, living area with windows all around for lots of light. There is a front porch and a back deck with old wrought iron tables and chairs overlooking a patio with gas grill and lawn with Holiday Park beyond. Today you may hear the tennis rackets whacking balls at the Jimmy Evert tennis Center or a concert in the Park on Friday Summer nights, not the lions roar the former owner remembered when it was a lion farm and Clyde Beatty Zoo.. When you are in this house you feel like you are in the country, but it if in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale. Two new beach cruisers and available for guest use.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 550 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Massage

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            21...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only:

            smoking outside only....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Well behaved pets will be considered. ...moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

            porch steps prohibit...moreless

          Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            The Queen bed is built into an alcove with canvas drapes....moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            There is a queen size air mattress if needed....moreless

          • The bed is very high quality. There are canvas drapes that enclose the bed alcove. . There isn't a separate bedroom. The pictures show it clearly. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

            Clean nice bathroom with whirlpool tub, new sink & toilet...moreless

          • The bath has a whirlpool tub and shower, new sink and toilet.

          Other Amenities

              • I am currently landscaping the grounds including a new sprinkling system, new privacy hedges and lawn, and new tropical landscaping to be completed by December 1. Pictures to be added soon. The lot is totally fenced and the house has a new alarm system....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Lots of books on Florida history, local history, gardening, cooking....moreless

              • Music Library:

                The sound system is bluetooth enabled and you can also connect an iphone or ipod to it....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Comcast...moreless

              • Stereo:

                New Yamaha Mini system with Ipod/Iphone dock and bluetooth capability for connecting to your music library...moreless

              • Television:

                Samsung Smart TV with internet connection for Netflix, Hulu etc.,and Comcast TV service...moreless

              Theme

              • Budget
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Festivals
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Nude Beach
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Reefs
              • Synagogues

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseback Riding
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Paddle Boating
              • Photography
              • Sight Seeing

              Location Type

                  • Downtown:

                    Located in historic and charming Victoria Park within a mile of grocery stores, restaurants, downtown. The back yard is on Holiday Park!...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Paragliding
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Skiing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    Table seats 4, bar counter with three stools, large round table and 4 chairs on back deck with umbrella plus another concrete table and benches with umbrella on patio that seats six....moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 4 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Wall unit air and heat. ...moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Yes, new....moreless

                  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                    Holiday park is outside the back gate with a Par Course. Pivotal Fitness center a block away....moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Living Room:

                    Furnished with my grandmothers antique porch wicker, antique Pine armoir, a desk and chair, a old Florida Cypress trunk, a tall clothes cabinet, books, old framed scenes of early Fort Lauderdale...moreless

                  • Parking:

                    Three parking spaces in front, one inside of locking gate. Tons of parking in Holiday park with access to house from rear gate on park....moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    Quality bath towels....moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    Yes, new....moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Kitchen:

                    Very functional nice kitchen...moreless

                  • Microwave:

                    and convection oven combined...moreless

                  • Pantry Items:

                    New Ironing board, iron, vacuum,. mop, broom, dustpan....moreless

                  Outside

                  • Bicycles:

                    Two new beach cruisers....moreless

                  • Boat:

                    If you are nice I'll take you on my boat for a tour of the waterways:)...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Front porch, and large back porch with view of Park....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    propane grill on patio...moreless

                  • Tennis:

                    Jimmy Evert Tennis Center out the back gate at Holiday Park....moreless

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional
                       

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                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $150
                      $950 $4,000
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Property Damage Protection $49
                      • Pet Fee $50
                      • Cleaning Fee $100 + tax
                      • Tax Rate 11%

                      Notes:

                      Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed.


                      Cancellation policy:

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                      Last updated: 10/20/2014
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                      Location

                      • Fort Lauderdale Beach

                      • Las Olas Boulevard

                        "The best mall in Fort Lauderdale. Nieman Marcus has a great restaurant, the Apple store is h..."

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                      • Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art

                        "A short walk away."

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                      • Floridian Restaurant

                        "Great breakfast spot open 24 hours. Ride the beach cruisers through Victoria Park to Las Olas."

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                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Fort Lauderdale International
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Lots of them on Las Olas Boulevard
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Plantation Golf Club
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Amtrak and Tri-Rail
                      0.25 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Federal Highway US 1
                      0.25 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Jalisco
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Fort Lauderdale beaches

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      The Cracker Shack is located on Holiday Park, a 640 acre park in Fort Lauderdale with a par course, clay and har tru tennis courts at the Jimmy Evert Tennis Center, basketball courts, the War Memorial Auditorium and Parker Playhouse. Winn Dixie grocery store is 1/2 block away and a Fresh Market 3 blocks away. Victoria Park is a charming and historic neighborhood located beside the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale that is great for walking and bike riding. Las Olas Boulevard shops bars and restaurants are an easy walk or bike ride away, as is the Riverwalk along the New River where you can take a water taxi to tour the waterways of 'The Venice of America' or even take it to the beach and back!

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1995

                      About the owner: A Fort Lauderdale native, I am a Realtor specializing in residential sales in eastern Broward County for over 30 years. I have another vacation rental home in Southern Pines NC that I have rented for years with many positive reviews. I live a few blocks from the Cracker Shack in a 1937 cottage that is also my real estate office.

                      Why the Owner Chose Victoria Park:
                      For me, the best real estate buys are those that find you. Sort of like pets. I learned of this house being sold and bought it at first site. My mother asked, 'Does it have high ceilings? Pretty wood floors? A fireplace?' It had none of that. She never understood its appeal to me, but people who have seen it over the years never fail to love it. If a proper bedroom, high ceilings and more space is a priority for you, this would not be appealing. If you are drawn to charming small cottages and privacy, this is the place!

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      Unique is an understatement. Why stay at a hotel or guesthouse, or a home that is larger and more expensive, when you can enjoy the charm, comfort, convenience and affordability of this cottage. Since I have just started renting the shack December 2013, I have made the rates reasonable to start bookings.


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                      Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, russian, italian

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                      • The Cracker Shack front porch. The big lot is fenced and gated and backs up to Holiday Park. Great breeze off the Park. Two mile par course and the Jimmy Evert  Tennis Center with great clay and hartru courts.

                        The Cracker Shack front porch. The big lot is fenced and gated and backs up to Holiday Park. Great breeze off the Park. Two mile par course and the Jimmy Evert Tennis Center with great clay and hartru courts.

                      • Living room with antique armoir, wicker and Cypress trunk. Oak floors, dining table seats four, three bar stools at kitchen snack bar. Wi-Fi, Smart TV, Yamaha Bluetooth sound system, Tivoli clock radio. Walk in closet with new washer and dryer and bath with whirlpool tub, new pedestal sink and toilet to right.

                        Living room with antique armoir, wicker and Cypress trunk. Oak floors, dining table seats four, three bar stools at kitchen snack bar. Wi-Fi, Smart TV, Yamaha Bluetooth sound system, Tivoli clock radio. Walk in closet with new washer and dryer and bath with whirlpool tub, new pedestal sink and toilet to right.

                      • Kitchen with new refrigerator and icemaker, new dishwasher, range, miccrowave/convection oven, well equipped wih new glassware, tableware, cookware, toaster oven, blender and coffee maker. Electric grill for outdoor use, and a gas grill on the back deck.

                        Kitchen with new refrigerator and icemaker, new dishwasher, range, miccrowave/convection oven, well equipped wih new glassware, tableware, cookware, toaster oven, blender and coffee maker. Electric grill for outdoor use, and a gas grill on the back deck.

                      • Whirlpool tub, new pedestal sink and toilet. There is a hot water fenced shower outside too!

                        Whirlpool tub, new pedestal sink and toilet. There is a hot water fenced shower outside too!

                      • Refinished vintage wrought iron furniture on deck and patio. Gas grill. Big yard with hammock between palms.

                        Refinished vintage wrought iron furniture on deck and patio. Gas grill. Big yard with hammock between palms.

                      • New Smart TV swivels toward living room or bed and has Comcast Cable or use Hulu, Amazon Movies, YouTube, internet, etc on TV. Desk with chair and light behind couch. Yamaha Bluetooth sound system also plays from Iphone or Ipod. Rear deck, patio, and yard through French door. There is also an alarm system.

                        New Smart TV swivels toward living room or bed and has Comcast Cable or use Hulu, Amazon Movies, YouTube, internet, etc on TV. Desk with chair and light behind couch. Yamaha Bluetooth sound system also plays from Iphone or Ipod. Rear deck, patio, and yard through French door. There is also an alarm system.

                      • Dining area seats 4 at antique table, bar stools along snack bar, kitchen to right, front porch through window. Lots of windows all around with garden views.

                        Dining area seats 4 at antique table, bar stools along snack bar, kitchen to right, front porch through window. Lots of windows all around with garden views.

                      • The Queen size bed is high quality, and built into the wall like a vintage ship's bunk. Storage under bed. Black out blind on window with view of deck, patio, yard and park.

                        The Queen size bed is high quality, and built into the wall like a vintage ship's bunk. Storage under bed. Black out blind on window with view of deck, patio, yard and park.

                      • Side garden looking toward street. More landscaping being installed now

                        Side garden looking toward street. More landscaping being installed now

                      $150 per night (USD)
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                      0 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 2

                      View calendar: Updated 10/20/14
                      Minimum stay: 3 nights
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                      Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, russian, italian
                      • Calendar last updated 10/20/2014
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