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Fantastic 2 Bedroom Vacation House on Private Lake in Ft. Lauderdale

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View from master bedroom and kitchen. We own the lake.


Last updated: 03/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, private pool, on our lake in Fort Lauderdale, sleeps 5

This great vacation house is situated on a private lake in Fort Lauderdale, the view out the back is of the lake and unrestricted. The house is in a residential neighborhood, however other houses are not permitted to use the lake. It is a totally unique location in South Florida. You may fish at the lake. The house is fully furnished, just arrive with your suitcase for a great vacation, everything else is provided. 10 mins from Fort Lauderdale Airport, 10-15 mins from the beach, 5 mins from Las Olas and downtown. Its the perfect spot to enjoy South Florida. If you wish, you have the added bonus of reserving water ski lessons. We run a water-ski school on the lake (well away from the house) but you can see the skiers out on the water from your home as you eat your breakfast or laze by the pool.

Imagine a place where nearly any activity is available and is served up with sunshine. Fort Lauderdale, is a world class destination. From luxury mega yachts to high performance speedboats, stretch limousines, sport cars and the finest resorts to multi million estates, South Florida has the beauty and adventure that truly belongs in the movies.
Looking for a relaxing lunch? with some 3,000 restaurants you can dine on a distinct cusine at every meal. If the beach is calling, you will easily find a spot with more than 23 miles of sand and surf and the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean. If diving is more your forte you will find 73 artificial reefs, greater Fort Lauderdale is the wreck dive site capital of the United States.

There are over 12 shopping malls and over 1,000 speciality retail shops. You can find everything you want from the finest merchandise to the bargains of the flea markets.
If it is culture you seek, you will be surprised at the array of museums and galleries displaying fine art. Performing art venues offer wonderful performances of all kinds from ballet to rock bands.
South Florida is a beautiful area, you will see many kinds of wildlife from parrots flying through the skies to alligators in the Everglades to the turtles laying their eggs on the beach, you will be in awe of the spectacular wildlife in our area.
You will be amazed and enchanted by our beautiful city, there is something here for everyone!

History of the Lake

The McGinnis Family purchased the lake in 1975, back then the area was considered quite far west, over the years we have become more central with the growth of Fort Lauderdale.
The lake is 50 acres and approximately 30 feet deep, it is filled with freshwater springs. The original landowners bought the land to dig rock and sand from the area and sold the fill to builders who used it to build the Turnpike. It was dug so deep that they dug into the Biscayne Aquifer and that is how the lake was formed. We have freshwater Bass, Brim, Carp and Oscar fish in the lake. There are Ospreys nesting in the Pine Trees, a bald Eagle and many marine birds who live here. You will also see Iguanas. The water temperature in the winter months is on average 72 degrees Fahrenheit , in the peak summer months its up to 92 degrees Fahrenheit.
We have run a water ski school at the lake for 30 years. People from all over the world and the United States come to water ski with us.
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Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    We require at least one guest to be at least 25 years of age....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered:

    Please ask if you would like to bring your pet....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Pull out queen sofa bed: 1 queen


  • This vacation house has two bedrooms, the master bedroom has a king size bed and a flat screen TV and a door that leads out to the pool area. The second bedroom has a queen size bed and a flat screen TV. The living room has a queen size pullout sofa bed. There is also a roll a way bed. There is also an air mattress if you need it. There is also a pack and play which is ideal for a young child 25lbs and under, it can be used as a bed....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • The first bathroom has a bath and shower and toilet and sink, the second bathroom has a shower and toilet and sink....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    We are 5 miles from downtown Fort Lauderdale, a beautiful setting on Las Olas, where there are many bars, restaurants and unique shops. You can take a boat around the intracoastal waterways or take the water taxi to many places....moreless

  • Lake:

    Your house is situated on our lake, it is a residential neighborhood, and the house is at the edge of the lake....moreless

  • Lake View:

    Your guest house is on the lake front...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    The beauty of this Guest House is the unlimited view out the back, you are not fenced off from the lake as we own the lake. You can fish out the back and also walk around the lake....moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    We are 8 miles from Fort Lauderdale Beach, there is plenty of parking at the beach,...moreless

  • Water View:

    You are overlooking the lake with no houses or fences blocking your view....moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 5 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    There is room for two vehicles in front of the house in the driveway....moreless

  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fax


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    Keurig and normal coffee maker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat:

    If you would like to water ski or wakeboard we will take you for some fun on the water....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    There is a outdoor gas grill on the patio....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis Court
  • Water Skis
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool


Write a review 4.4
from 21 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $50
  • Tax Rate 11%


We require a signed rental agreement to be on file. We never charge a cleaning fee. We do not require a deposit for renting the house.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 03/23/2017
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7 Miles
Nearest Airport
Fort Lauderdale International
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Jacaranda Golf Club
3 Miles
Nearest Train
Tri Rail at Broward Boulevard
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Florida Turnpike and I-595 and Iinterstate 95
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Nearest Beach
Fort Lauderdale Beach

Car: Necessary

The house is situated on our unique private lake in Fort Lauderdale, it is in a residential neighborhood and is a single family home. Its a wonderful location, the beach is 7 miles away and takes about 10-15 mins by car. Downtown is 4 miles away. Restaurants, grocery stores and malls are 5 minutes away.

Sawgrass Mills Mall is 10 miles from the house, a must visit for the avid shopper, it is one of the largest malls in the country offering discount designer shops and everything you can imagine. Many shoppers just visit Fort Lauderdale to go to Sawgrass Mall.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • View from master bedroom and kitchen. We own the lake.

    View from master bedroom and kitchen. We own the lake.

  • Living Room / Dining Area

    Living Room / Dining Area

  • 2nd bedroom with flat screen TV

    2nd bedroom with flat screen TV

  • Front entrance

    Front entrance

  • Aerial View of house on the lake

    Aerial View of house on the lake

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Aerial view of lakeside house with pool and hot tub.

    Aerial view of lakeside house with pool and hot tub.

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • 2nd bedroom

    2nd bedroom

  • Kitchen and Laundry Room

    Kitchen and Laundry Room

  • Lake with ski boat at dock 100 yards from house

    Lake with ski boat at dock 100 yards from house

  • Master Bedroom with king bed

    Master Bedroom with king bed

  • Outside screened in patio area

    Outside screened in patio area

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