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Private Lakeside Vacation Home

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Single Family w/ 3 Bedrooms - 2 Bathrooms - Sleeps 6

Fully furnished, three bedroom, two bath house, situated on your own private lake. 50 acres of lake and landscape out your back door. Bedrooms are one queen with bathroom and tv, second bedroom with queen bed, and third bedroom with 2 single twin beds. Living room has a double sofa bed. Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, laundry room with washer and dryer. Large patio area with table and chairs. Just bring your clothes everything else is provided for a wonderful vacation in South Florida. This is such a unique rental, you will not find another place like it in South Florida.

Water Skiing: We are located on a 50 acre fresh water lake. You can reserve water ski lessons if you would like to try. The ski school is open 6 days. They can be reached at 954-214-2792 for ski appointments. Check out their website.

More Details

Joyce McGinnis
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2018


Ft Lauderdale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • fax
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , with ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • There are three bedrooms, the master bedroom has a queen bed and a bathroom and a flat screen tv in the room. The second bedroom has a queen bed. The third bedroom has a single twin beds. There is also a pullout sofa bed, double size in the living room.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis Court
  • Water Skis
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • 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
Located on private, 50 acre, gated, water ski lake. Water skiing available but not included in the price. Great fishing. Two lighted tennis courts. A wonderful private holiday home.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
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average rating of 4.5238094 based on 21 reviews

This property was such a delight!!

  • 5 of 5

I must say my stay was more then wonderful. I would highly recommend for anyone who loves privacy and personable people. Mrs.Joyce and her husband were very pleasant and humble folks. I stayed with my family. 13, 8, and 8. My kids loved Mrs.Joyce. The yard was spacious and the scenery was absolutely beautiful. I can’t stress hospitality enough. The house was very clean. Equipped with all your household needs. The shower water stayed hot for long periods of time. There was enough blankets, towels, and dishes for everyone. We even had to little cook out on the grill. I felt right at home. Which being from a small town in Maryland, is a BIG DEAL. Thanks for everything. If I was able to. I’d rent this place for a lifetime :)

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable Home - Peaceful and Secure - Definitely Recommend

  • 5 of 5

The house is as shown on the website. It is very clean, with lovely updated bathrooms and kitchen and had everything needed for our week's stay. Joyce is a pleasure to deal with and her husband John had great stories. Their residence is located fairly close to the rental property but your privacy is definitely respected. Watching the lake and skiers while sitting in the back for morning coffee or afternoon cocktails was very pleasant as was walking around the lake. You can hear highway traffic across the lake and the property is on a flight path with planes starting around 6 a.m. but this didn't bother us.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cindy, So glad you enjoyed your stay. It was indeed a pleasure having you . Also thank you for leaving the house so tidy. I hope you come again. Joyce
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Okay experience.

  • 3 of 5

The small home was clean and neat. Not so private though considering it is located in the yard of the owners. It’s about a 45 minute drive to the beach if looking for something close. Received several messages from the owner during our stay that was a little stressful. But was brought some goodies one day so that was nice.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay and great price

  • 5 of 5

Finding the gate was a challenge at first. No neighbors to worry about if you want to relax or if you want to play music. The house was clean and Joyce was wonderful. She even made us cookies! Location is close many places to shop and eat and very close to the airport. I will be recommending this place to others.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having Steven and his friends in my little guest house. I hope they come back again.
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Unusual location - very comfortable and private

  • 5 of 5

The house is in a surprising location within a residential neighborhood but the fenced property for the ski school makes the place very private, quiet and secure and feels like you're in your own private park. Not many places where you can you take a morning walk by the lake in the middle of metropolitan Fort Lauderdale! Joyce has thought of pretty much everything in the way of amenities. The house itself could use a nice coat of paint but inside everything is clean, comfortable and nicely updated. The whole thing couldn't have gone smoother! We had a great family visit - SO much better than a hotel!!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes you are right about a coat of paint. That is going to happen in the near future !
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Diamond in the Rough

  • 5 of 5

Everything was just as pictured. Beautiful scenery on an enclosed property. The owners are awesome. Everything to make you feel at home was already there. Mrs. Joyce and her husband are amazing hosts. Definitely going back. Standing Reservation please!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you and your lovely family. Looking forward to your return visit.
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Fort Lauderdale International
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Tri Rail
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Florida Turnpike and I-595
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Fort Lauderdale Beach

This charming guest house is just perfect for your vacation in Fort Lauderdale, it is situated on our own lake and is in a gated secure area. We are close to the beaches, the malls, Las Olas and downtown Fort Lauderdale and the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Miami and South Beach are 25 miles to the south,


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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