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The Parrot House

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Last updated: 08/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort house description

The Parrot House was built in 1918 and is on the Historical Registry of Fort Lauderdale. It is the 5th oldest residential home still standiing. The three bedroom home is nestled in mature landscaping with a 4th bedroom available in the detached cottage. Heated swimming pool. The existing vegetation and wooden fence around the border of the property create a private tropical oasis. The home has been thoroughly restored and each room holds the charm and harmony of an older tropical home combined with new furnishings and interior design that compliments the historical character of the home. The kitchen is complete with top of the line stainless steel appliances. The living room has the original fire place. The den has 11 windows with views to the heated pool and gardens.

The previous owner was a landscape architect and over 15 species of palm trees along with stately live oaks create a tropical ambiance that is nothing short of superlative in its beauty. Landscape lighting at night around the heated pool makes you feel like you are in a 5 star tropical resort.

There are parrot feeders in the front gardens that attract over 5 species of wild exotic parrots that visit the feeders in flocks throughout the day. A host of resident and migratory native bird species like painted buntings, cardinals, mockingbirds visit the mature vegetation of the gardens and neighborhood.

In addition to the central AC there is a separate split level air conditioner on the upper floor that allows guests to custom control the temperature throughout the home and in the cooler seasons windows can be opened with screens to enjoy the cool micro climate created by the mature vegetation.

Majestic Royal Palms border the large swimming pool which is tucked into the landscaping and surrounded by a stone and wooden deck which is located just off the first story porch and protected from the rain. This area is accessed from the den and two bedrooms and is a major hang spot for guests. The 2nd floor balcony off the master bedroom puts you in the canopy of the live oaks.

The Parrot House is a unique property in Fort Lauderdale.

Property Type

  • House
  • 2800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Alternative Lifestyle
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 9-12

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

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          • Up to 3 Pick and Play cribs available for small children

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining Area Seats:

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          • Dining
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Kitchen
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Ice Maker
          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Microwave

          Amenities

          • Parking
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Air Conditioning
          • Heating
          • Linens Provided
          • Living Room
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Wood Fireplace
          • Towels Provided
          • Parking Off Street

          Other Amenities

              • We own the neighboring property (see VRBO listing 392559) and can open gate to join both lots for accommodating groups up to 15 people when combined. Please inquire. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Broadband Access
              • Wireless Internet

              Pool & Spa

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Balcony
                  • Gazebo
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Theme

                  • Romantic
                  • Family
                  • Away From It All
                  • Historic
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Activities

                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Groceries
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Walking
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Shopping
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Basketball Court
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  High Season
                  Nov 15 - Dec 14, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $450
                  Holiday Season
                  Dec 15 - Jan 15, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $500
                  $3,500
                  High Season
                  Jan 16 - Mar 29, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $450
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $400

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Cleaning Fee $250
                  • Tax Rate 11%

                  Notes:

                  The Parrot House is next to the Riverside Bungalow (VRBO Listing 392559) and can be offered as a compound for larger private groups that will sleep up to 15 people. The fence bordering the properties is opened and pathways join the two properties. Inquiry about rates for renting both properties.


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                  Last updated: 08/19/2014
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                  Location

                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Fort Lauderdale International Airport
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Tri Rail
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  I95
                  22 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Miami International Airport

                  The Parrot House is located in historical Riverside Park and is a 10 minute walk from The Riverwalk and downtown Fort Lauderdale. Riverside Park is bordered by 2 branches of the New River where access to the neighborhood is restricted to local traffic. There are only two entry points, one of which is a historical swing bridge on Palm Ave. . Add the mature vegetation with tall majestic live oaks and older homes and you have the perfect quiet location as a base for walking or driving to Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding attractions. The beaches are only a 5 minute drive. The airport and interstate are both within a 10 minute drive as well. Also within a 10 minute walk is the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, the Museum of Discovery and Science, Imax Theatre and the beginning of The River Walk. .

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2010

                  About the owner: The current owners are the founders of two eco resorts, one in Panama (Mount Totumas Cloud Forest) and the other in Thailand (Koh Jum Beach Villas) . They spend most the year managing these resorts and maintain the Parrot House as their home when in the US. Jeffrey was born in Pennsylvania, lived over 25 years abroad and is educated as a naturalist having graduated in Environmental Science from Antioch College. Alma was born in the Philippines. They have been married 25 years and have two daughters. Their passion is nature and preservation of bio diversity. Both Alma and Jeff lived over 20 years in South Florida and have visited natural areas throughout the sate. They are wealth of information for visitors interested in visiting some of the remaining preserved areas of 'Real Florida'.

                  Why the Owner Chose Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort:
                  With the past boom and busts of real estate in South Florida and the transient nature of the local population, older historical homes have largely been wiped off the map as poor city management allowed developers to tear down many of the historical homes. The Parrot House will celebrate its 100 year anniversary in just a couple of years and is the 5th oldest residency in Fort Lauderdale located in an old historical neighborhood where older vegetation still echoes back to the virgin Oak hammocks that once lined the New River. These attributes are what attracted us to this home. Open windows in the cooler season create breezeways that still show the intelligent architectural design present before air conditioning. Mature landscaping creates a cooler microclimate during hot summers. The gardens and trees in the neighborhood and property hold a large number of native species of birds and butterflies, both resident and migratory. Together with the exotic flocks of feral parrots the home and neighborhood is shared with a large diversity of flora and fauna.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  You are in a tropical oasis when you are a guest of the Parrot House, whether you are in the hammock on the porch by the pool or on the upper porch looking into the canopy of live oaks and royal palms. The historical Parrot House is a luxurious escape into the tropics and the past.


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                  Photos

                  • The main house and pool.

                    The main house and pool.

                  • Entrance of the main house

                    Entrance of the main house

                  • Red fronted Conures on the feeders

                    Red fronted Conures on the feeders

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                  • View of main house from diveway

                    View of main house from diveway

                  • View of front forest garden from the 2nd floor patio deck off master bedroom.

                    View of front forest garden from the 2nd floor patio deck off master bedroom.

                  • Pool and main house at night with landscape lighting

                    Pool and main house at night with landscape lighting

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                  VRBO #428299

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                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Sunday, July 20, 2014

                  $400 - $500 per night (USD)
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                  4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 12

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