Intracoastal Waterfront Home Within Walking Distance to the Beach [#378235ha] | View Property
3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, sleeps 6
$215 - $355/nt US Dollars
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My wife and I travel to Southern Florida quite regularly and this was our second stay at the Lake House on Terra Mar. The reason we came back was the location. The back of the home looks out over Lettuce Lake on the Intra where a regular parade of boats in all sizes pass by on a regular basis. And you are still only a block or so away from the beach! The house is well stocked with all the amenities you need. The ice maker in the refrigerator is broken so you will have to buy ice...but you are also close to numerous shopping and dining establishments so this isn't a big deal. The only reason I give this a four star rating is the swimming pool was rather murky and a dull greenish yellow when we arrived. Not the crystal clear pool water we enjoyed on our previous visit. Sabrina assured us it was safe. However since It was a Saturday we didn't see a pool man until Monday. There were a team of pool people who came and went during our stay and by Friday, the day before we left, it was finally starting to clear up. Overall we enjoyed our stay and would go back again and would recommend it to anyone. Unfortunately the house is for sale and may or may not be available when we return.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 04/13/13
- Review Submitted 05/16/13
Manager response: Our pool requires a cleaning hose attached to the side of the pool to be in position at all times to ensure proper cleaning. Unfortunately the hose had been removed without our knowledge. The pool cleaning company missed the fact that the hose was not properly attached. Operating without the hose installed caused the pool to turn green. Although safe to swim in, it did not have a clear and inviting look. Once the hose was re-installed, the pool returned to its normal clear condition. We have changed pool companies and continue to remind guests that the cleaning hose must not be removed. We appreciate your review. Thanks for staying with us. Sabrina (Manager) & Alec (owner)
My home away
My home away
All I can say is wow. I had the best time at this lovely home on the bay. The pictures do not do it justice. After traveling ten hours to this quiet oasis was worth the peace. The owner was very accomodating and answered every question. The house was warm and clean. I will be visiting every chance I get. Thank you Sabrina.
- Guest Lundon K.
- Date of stay 12/07/12
- Review Submitted 12/30/12
Manager response: Thanks Susana, I am glad that your stay was enjoyable. I hope to meet you in another occasion. Sabrina:)
Beautiful, Quiet and Perfect!
Beautiful, Quiet and Perfect!
Our family has rented several vacation homes in South Florida, but none have been more comfortable and enjoyable than this beautiful property on Terra Mar island! Sabrina was very accommodating and responsive to our inquiries...sorry we didn't get to meet her this trip; maybe next time. Pictures don't really do justice to the backyard, covered patio area, perfect pool and gorgeous views. The beds are comfortable, showers strong and beach and bath towels plentiful. There are several places inside and outside to lounge, read and relax. The kitchen has everything you need to cook, snack or linger over a good cup of morning coffee. We spent most of our time around and IN the pool...clean and perfect temperature with pool toys provided (and a diving board for the kids). We enjoyed watching the boats go by and seeing the water turn to glass at dusk. No street noise and only local traffic...loved the quiet. Close to the beach, plenty of grocery stores, shops and restaurants, this area just off Ocean Blvd is one of our favorites. Here's my advice: Buy your own ice (icemaker doesn't work...minor) don't try to dry 50 towels at once and remember to reserve plenty of time to do nothing as a fortunate guest in this home away from home... Highly recommended, already looking to return in the spring!
- Guest Mermaid7 (Salt Lake City, Utah )
- Date of stay 09/13/12
- Review Submitted 09/19/12
Manager response: Joni,Thanks so much for staying with us.. We hope you come again. We always discount repeat guests ! We appreciate you taking the time to review our home. Sabrina:)
Great views & location but...
Great views & location but...
During rental process the property manager was very responsive and easy to work with. Made renting very easy. This house has beautiful views of lake and intercoastal from both inside and around the pool area. Unfortunately we found some problems. Upon check-in we immediately noticed the interior oven light on. That was due to the fact the oven door wouldn't stay shut. We tried to no avail to get it to close-even after emailing Sabrina about it-no luck. It remained as such as was unusable throughout our stay. Ice maker does not work. Apparently it is unfixable. We just made ice-no big deal. Clothes dryer works fine for smaller loads of clothes however it seemed to be only able to dry 3 towels at a time. This was inconvenient for a beach/pool vacation for 6 people. If this isn't something that can be fixed it really should be replaced. Finally, two maintenance issues. Some of the master bedroom windows will not close and have to remain ajar. Safety and bug issue. Pool is surrounded by patio pavers. Several of them are sinking and create an uneven walkway and trip hazards. Most dangerous were the ones around the deep end pool ladder causing the ladder to be loose. We kept the kids off of it as we were afraid it would cause further damage. The pool area needs to have pavers reset. In the end, it was a nice vacation in a beautiful home which needs some upkeep. Upon check out I emailed Sabrina x 2 to let her know we had left and our issues as noted above. As of this posting I have yet to receive a response other than an automated response she was out of the office until 8/7/12
- Guest doll8198 (east aurora NY)
- Date of stay 08/05/12
- Review Submitted 08/18/12
Manager response: I am sorry about the issues you have had during your stay at the Lake House. As like I told you during your stay, the ice-maker is not fixable, there are ice-trays to make the own ice. The refrigerator is pretty new but unfortunately the ice maker does not work. If you check the amenities in the homeaway, we do not say that we do have ice-maker. The oven door will be replaced this week, I was out of the town but my assistant was on call. The dryer works perfectly, you have had it in air-mode...In the bedroom there was just one small windows not properly closed. We did fix it. . The ladder is not loose. Thanks for all your suggestion. I hope you have had a nice vacation. Best Regards Sabrina
Hello Sabrina, I write in German, beause other german holliday-makers can read it. Das Haus war ganz wunderbar. Die Abwicklung, sprich Vertrag, Zahlung und Ankunft haben wunderbar funktioniert. Das Haus ist genauso wie auf den Fotos. Sehr gepflegt, sauber und super ausgestattet. Es hat alles funktioniert. Sogar die Eismaschine hat mit ein bischen Improvisation perfektes Eis geliefert. Auch den Backofen haben wir benutzt. Es stimmt, die Tür läßt sich nicht ganz schließen, aber dies ist eher ein Problem des Stromverbrauchs. Waschmaschine und Trockner gingen einwandfrei, wenn auch für uns Deutsche ungewohnt, dass eine Wäsche nur 15 Minuten braucht. Die Fenster im Schlafzimmer zur Wasserseite sollten allerdings repariert werden, sie lassen sich zum Teil nicht schließen. Wir haben uns aber sehr sicher gefühlt (und ich war als Mutter alleine mit zwei Jugendlichen unterwegs). Die Lage des Hauses ist wirklich einmalig. Es ist ruhig und sehr abwechslungsreich den Booten vom Haus aus zuzusehen. Es wäre schön, wenn nach einem Sturm (wir hatten zwei Tage Dauerregen ) der Pool gereinigt werden würde. Durch die tolle Vegetation des Gartens ist er nach dem Sturm sehr dreckig gewesen( Blätter, Palmenwedel usw.) Auch wäre es schön, die Urlauber zu informieren wenn der Pool nachgechlort wird. Die Kinder hatten zwei Tage Probleme mit den Augen da sehr viel Chor im Wasser war. So haben wir den Pool zwei , oder drei Tage nicht nutzen können. Leider hatten wir keinen Schlüssel um auf das Gelände des Privatstrandes zu kommen. So mußten wir uns durch fremde Gärten schleichen. Fazit: das Haus ist wie auf den Fotos, sauber, gepflegt, sehr geschmackvoll und bestens ausgestattet. Wir würden immer wieder mieten und haben es schon Freunden weiterempfolen. P.S. für den Hausmeister ( das Wasser des Fallrohres Richtung Wasserseite soll in ein unterirdisches Rohr in den Garten geleitet werden Bei starkem Regen kann dieses unterirdische Rohr das Wasser nicht aufnehmen. So wird das Haus bei starkem Regen unterspült. Dies müßte dringend repariert werden, da die Bausubstanz sehr leidet. Best regards from Hamburg/Germany
- Guest Susann H.
- Date of stay 07/15/12
- Review Submitted 09/12/12
Had a good time. The house is what you see in the photos. The renting process was easy. A couple of emails and a phone call and it was done. The area is very quiet and safe. There was a lot of stuff that would fall into the pool during the day not a big deal. Most of this was from all the trees and plants which makes it very relaxing area. We sat and watch the boats coming and going. Spending as much time as possible outside. The screen area was very nice for relaxing, reading and getting out of rain but staying outside. We meet the cleaning person, lawn care folks and the outside bug spraying guy. They were all very nice and did their thing and moved on. Just want to say thanks to Sabrina for an easy process and nice house. The Shea's
- Guest Luke S.
- Date of stay 05/28/12
- Review Submitted 06/04/12
Manager response: Thanks Luke for your nice words. I am very happy that you enjoy your stay at The Lake House.I am sorry if I couldn't meet you at this time. I hope to see you and your family in another Floridians adventure! Sabrina:)
the views to Intercostals were amazing.Guest comment entered by manager
the views to Intercostals were amazing.
It was really nice in Terra Mar and everything during our vacation went well, we found beautiful hotel for our last night . The location of the villa, quiet neighborhood and the views to Intercostals were amazing. So once again many thanks and we truly recommend this villa for our friend coming to Florida.
- Guest Ragnar
- Date of stay 03/14/12
- Review Submitted 03/30/12
Great house, wonderful view, very good location. The kids enjoyed the beautiful pool and the nice playground in front of the house. Perfect family vacations. Thanks Sabrina!!!
- Guest Rosanna S.
- Date of stay 02/21/12
- Review Submitted 02/28/12
Manager response: Thanks Rosanna. I wish to see you and your family the next time! Sabrina:)
It was a wonderful stay!Guest comment entered by manager
It was a wonderful stay!
Hi Sabrina..thank you for allowing us to rent The Lake House. It was a wonderful stay! I believe we left everything in order yesterday and hope the rest of your busy season goes well.
- Guest Lisa
- Date of stay 01/26/12
- Review Submitted 01/30/12
Great Home; Beautiful Location!
Great Home; Beautiful Location!
Although our stay was short (only four days) this house was perfect for our multi-generation group that included a couple of grandparents, four youngish adults and a 17 month old baby. The location was perfect; we loved watching the boats travel the inter-coastal waterway from the wonderful screen porch across the front of the house. The pool and pool area were clean and well-maintained. The interior of the home was beautiful, gracious, well-appointed yet warm and inviting. Every amenity is there - including a pack'n'play and a great little high chair! The property manager was extremely responsive. We had a problem with a broken dishwasher and she had a repair person onsite in just a couple of hours. I would highly recommend "the Lake House" to anyone looking for a place to stay in the greater Fort Lauderdale area!!
- Guest Marianne S. (Saline, Mi)
- Date of stay 11/10/11
- Review Submitted 12/06/11
Manager response: It was very nice to have you as guests at The Lake House. I'm glad that you like it! Happy Holidays! Thanks Sabrina:)
Lovely lake house
Lovely lake house
My family and I had a wonderful vacation in South Florida while we stayed at the Lake house. It has an amazing view from the rear of the house as well as from the pool and dock area. The house itself is very roomy and comfortable. The beach is five minutes away and the neiborhood is clean and safe. I highly recommend this rental. Justin Long
- Guest justin l.
- Date of stay 06/13/11
- Review Submitted 11/15/11
Manager response: Thanks so much Justin! Sabrina
This was a nice private lake home...Loved watching the boats go by ...all day and into the evening..We stayed here a week in June ...Quiet neighborhood...Stores and resturants convenient as well as the beach.. We drove to Ft. Lauderdale and Miami to enjoy the beaches there...Would definitely recommend this property for a family..Plenty of room...Only issue was icemaker was not working and the pool is difficult to keep clean...but once cleaned it is beautiful...I loved the flowers, palm trees and lake most of all...and Sabrina was sooo nice...thanks again for you hospitality...Be Blessed...Herminia
- Guest Herminia T. (-)
- Date of stay 06/11/11
- Review Submitted 09/27/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, romantic getaway.
Manager response: Dear Herminia, thanks so much for your review. It was very nice to meet you & your family. I am sorry for the ice-maker but it is a brand's issue and we can not do anything also unless to buy another refrigerator, that's why every check -in we supply the freezer with ice. I am looking forward to Welcome you Back in Florida! Have nice day! Sabrina:)
Perfect Location! Lovely Home!
Perfect Location! Lovely Home!
My family and I rented this home just last week. If you are considering a rental location in the Pompano Beach area, this home is ideal. The home is located in a quiet neighborhood and we were very surprised to see that the surrounding area was very quiet as well. We visited from Wednesday through Sunday and, even on the weekend, there was minimal traffic, the entire neighborhood was VERY quiet and the boats on the water were even quiet! The home affords you easy access to necessities - restaurants and stores - yet it is far enough away to provide peace and quiet. The home is well maintained and it appears exactly as it is shown in the photos. The location is worth the price of admission! The pool area/back yard is completely private and the view of the water is lovely. We enjoyed watching the boats drift by and we also enjoyed the open feel of the backyard and the view. The home is located just minutes from miles and miles of sandy beaches. We traveled to South Beach Miami one day and it only took us about 40 minutes. Also, if you happen to get a cheaper flight to the West Palm Beach Int'l Airport [PBI] (as opposed to the Ft. Lauderdale airport), grab that flight and drive down to the house. It was a very easy drive and took no time at all to arrive. Well worth the savings given the cost of flights! The view from the master bedroom was very pretty as it overlooks the water. Nice to wake up to that each morning! The rooms were comfortable and clean and the outdoor patio was a nice extra. The playground is located in the front yard but it is enclosed in total privacy due to the plantings - the entire property is private. Sabrina (the property manager, I believe) was very easy to work with and she arrived to welcome us on our first day. She was just a phone call away if we needed anything. The only downfall was the fact that the sliders to the pool/backyard did not appear to lock and the fridge was not working properly but the property manager is aware of that and I believe that the fridge is going to be fixed. Overall, this is a great location if you are seeking sun, sand, a pool with a view and a comfortable home. I know that there are many choices out there with regard to lodging but I would encourage you to seriously consider this rental property. You really do get what you see (from the photos) and there aren't any surprises. This is a property you can trust and you will enjoy yourself immensely. Happy Vacationing!
- Guest Donna F. (New Hampshire)
- Date of stay 04/27/11
- Review Submitted 05/03/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Manager response: Thanks so much for your review! Just yestarday we finally fix the refrigerator and changed the part was not working. The slide door has a lock, in the top of the window, which was my mistake to not show it to you the day of your arrival.I am sorry about it.! I am very happy that you and your family enjoy the Lake House!!!! Sabrina
Wonderful vacation property
Wonderful vacation property
We spent the winter (Jan thro mid April 2011) enjoying this delightful house and spectacular view of the Inter-coastal waterway & Lake Santa Barbara. Terra Mar island is very conveniently located to all the action, shopping, restaurants, & beach etc, yet remains a very quiet and private neighborhood. Cannot think of a better end to the day than drinks on the dock or by the pool, watching the beautiful yachts parade by or dolphins playing in the bay. Great memories.
- Guest Louise & Geoff (Canada)
- Date of stay 01/09/11
- Review Submitted 05/07/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children.