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The Young Mansion- 8,000 square foot estate- 5 blocks to the beach- huge pool

Sleeps28
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms5
Half Baths2
Space 8,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Featured on HGTV-9 bedroom-5 bath-2 half bath- perfect beach location

Welcome to the Young Mansion, world famous historic vacation estate. Florida State License #DWE 1621113

For questions or to book this property please call or send text to 310-940-4070 or by email to info@youngmansion.com

This is one of the most famous mansions in South Florida. Personal residence of JW Young founder of Hollywood and Port Everglades. This masterpiece was designed by the renowned architectural house of Rubish & Hunter, with significant influences from famous Palm Beach architect Addison Mizner. Listed on National Register of Historic Places by US Department of Interior. Former presidents of the United States have played pool here. Property has been beautifully restored and featured on HGTV, the mansion boasts 23 rooms with 9 bedrooms (3 convertible bedrooms), 7 bathrooms (5 Full/2 Half), with a 8,000 square feet layout this property has a gym, a billiard room, and a huge heated pool (30’ X 50’) with a cabana surrounded by beautiful gardens. Sitting on half an acre and only 5 city blocks from Hollywood Beach with the only beachfront boardwalk in Florida! It is also just a short walk to numerous fantastic restaurants. From the moment you enter the mansion you will realize that every detail was carefully thought out. Fantastic hardwood and Cuban tile floors throughout. Adorned with a old world imported Spanish tile roof and hand crafted interior wrought iron Spanish gates. As a guest you will experience beauty, comfort, and attention to detail that will have you coming back year after year.

The mansion is a destination unto itself with almost too many amenities to list: You will feel like you have been instantly transported to Andalusia. Slate billiards table with a Tiffany billiards room light, a exercise room, English pub style bar, outdoor gas grill, most bedrooms have new flat screen televisions which stream video, 50MPS wifi throughout the house (soon to be 125MPS when available), beautiful formal dinning room and living room with imported limestone fireplaces- formal library (also used as a convertible bedroom), separate attached apartment with it's own kitchen, convertible bedroom at ground level off the family room, Jacuzzi tub in marble master bath, commercial grade stainless steel appliances in kitchen, also waffle maker, juice maker, coffee maker, toaster- ect..., teak lounge chairs, and cabana with full bathroom and a serving kitchen with a refrigerator. Gorgeous formal courtyard with fountain and two additional Moorish fountains. All of this is framed with stunning formal gardens, imported marble statues (five total), and great Moorish limestone fixtures that sets this property apart from all others!

The mansion is ideally located between Fort Lauderdale and Miami. World renowned South Beach is just 25 minutes away. The home is close to both Miami and Ft. Lauderdale airports (FLA is only 5 miles away). Gulfstream Park (horse racing, gaming, dining, and entertainment) is just 7 minutes away. Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is just 15 minutes away. Only 17 minutes to Dolphins Stadium. Famous Ft. Lauderdale Beach is only 20 minutes away and charming Hollywood Beach (with the only beachfront boardwalk in Florida), is a short walk. Close to charming downtown Hollywood, with great shops, outdoor cafes, wine bars, jazz bars, and nightclubs. Aventura Mall is only a ten minute drive from here.

Rent jet skis just up the beach, or charter a fishing boat, etc. Most South Florida attractions are within 30 minutes driving time.

***Free beverages for guest arrivals (bottled water, sodas, imported and domestic beer) memory foam topped mattresses and new 600 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets on every bed)***

Keywords: Mansion, villa, vacation home, beach house, castle

More Details

Property Manager
Richard Vest
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2017

About Richard Vest

I am originally from California but fell in love with south Florida and made it home for years. I purchased the Young Mansion and did a extensive five year renovation to return the house to its former glory. My plans changed and I decided to move back to California. It was hard leaving this beautiful home; staying in the Young Mansion is a one of a kind experience, you feel like you are living in a Andalusian or Tuscan villa. Great experience!

Richard Vest purchased this estate in 2002

Why Richard Vest chose Hollywood

This house has it all. It is close to the beach and it is a Spanish/Moorish architectural masterpiece. We fell in love with it the first time we saw it. The place is so sophisticated it really gives you the experience of living in another era.

What makes this estate unique

Huge pool, formal gardens, hardwood floors and cuban tile throughout the house. House was built with a unique craftsmanship that would be incredibly difficult to duplicate today. Insurance companies valued the replacement cost to reproduce a house of this magnitude to be valued at 5 million dollars because of the home's intricate details. The place is a destination unto itself and staying here is a total experience.

Amenities

Hollywood Lakes Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 8000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 28
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower , located in cabana beside pool
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Marble tiled master bathroom.
  • A lot of bathroom options in this house including a full bathroom out at the cabana by the pool. In addition to the seven bathrooms there is also an outdoor shower by the pool to rinse off sand from the beach.
Bedrooms:
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 28
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 double , Television & High Speed Wifi
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double , Convertible Bedroom- Television & High Speed Wifi
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , Television, High Speed Wifi, and Decorative Fireplace
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Television & High Speed Wifi
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master with full bath, TV, High Speed Wifi, and fireplace
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen , Television & High Speed Wifi
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk beds- Television & High Speed Wifi
    Bedroom 8 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Library- convertible bedroom
    Bedroom 9 - 1 double , Bedroom in gym with TV
  • Six bedrooms + 3 additional convertible bedrooms: 15 beds total including sleeper sofas. Additionally there are five inflatable air mattresses and an additional rollaway bed.
Entertainment:
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • 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
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
One of a kind rental- guest keep coming back!

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

The Young Mansion- 8,000 square foot estate- 5 blocks to the beach- huge pool
average rating of 4.709677 based on 31 reviews
5

Lovely retreat within walking distance....

  • 5 of 5

We had a large group of friends that all stayed at Young Mansion together for two weeks and we had a wonderful time! The house is beautiful albeit old which we loved. We cooked group meals in the large kitchen, ate in the large dining room or by the pool and lounged in the cabana all day. The pool table was a hit with everyone. We were there for the Superbowl and the living room and TV was large enough to accommodate our large group. Even the dog had fun chasing the lizards around the pool. Michael (the caretaker) was nearby and available whenever we ran across a problem or question (which is bound to happen with an old estate this large). Richard was very responsive by email or phone whenever we had a question and sent us a very exhaustive list of guidelines/suggestions to help us prior to checking in. The beds were very comfortable and water pressure/temp was great (which can be tricky in an old house) - no problems there! The only thing I can even think of to suggest would be a commercial coffee maker - we were a large group of coffee drinkers and made many pots a day with the 12 cup Mr. Coffee maker - but other than that we had a lovely time in a grand old house with many nooks and crannies to explore! We are already planning our trip back next year. Thanks again to Richard Vest and Michael Neal for a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tricia and her group where a joy to host. We are glad they had a good time and loved her "commercial coffeemaker" suggestion. Today we ordered two additional coffee makers for the property. We value our guest feedback which led us to purchasing waffle makers, juice makers, etc... Feed back like this is so helpful for us and our future guests. Hope to see you back next year Tricia!
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5

To the owners, absolutamente magnífico.

  • 5 of 5

As my dear beautiful friend Nayano hosts week-long workshops at the Mansion often, we had a large group that stayed for 1 week and we had a wonderful time! (Please disregard the date as I wasn't able to select the correct date.) It's an amazing place to stay; the feel, the warmth, the architecture, the detail, etc., etc. I could definitely go on and on. The owners did an amazing job with restoration. And needless to say, we had several amazing meals in that beautiful kitchen. As for the TV, pool table, etc., I have to say that we spent hte majority of the visit enjoying great meals, conversation, relaxing by the pool or enjoying a walk on the beach. I don't recall that we had any issues during our stay but I have to believe that the caretaker and owners would've been very responsive. Though unlikely due to personal difficulties, hopeful to be able to visit again.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The house was absolutely beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

Michael was extremely helpful. We had a couple of questions regarding a drip. He followed up very quickly. The house was well stocked in a great location and even nicer than the photos. 18 adult women with particular tastes celebrating a 50- year-old birthday we have absolutely no complaints. If ever in the area I would rent this mansion again.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

An amazing and beautiful property dated 1929 and many original architectural details.

  • 4 of 5

Our annual family reunion during the week of 8/6 was one of the best out of 13 so far, all due to this amazing home. There were 17 of us all sleeping comfortably with the aid of a few air mattresses on fold out couches. The kitchen was so roomy as to allow three to work on making meals without collision. Huge refrigerator and a gas stove/oven. Plenty of dishes and containers to support the clan. A massive wood table with 8 chairs but we managed to add several other chairs to seat 17. We spent time playing cards and celebrating my father's 90th birthday. Kudos to the house management who responded quickly to our requests. We needed the stair hand rail secured among a few other minor needs. Our only concerns were the traffic noise in the bedroom street side. This is only because the windows are original frames, and hardware. All the other bedrooms were reasonably quiet. This is a fine home for reunions but also perfect for murder mystery dinner games. Dark wood, metal work, thick drapery and stonework. We'd return should my father want to try for #14.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful spacious property with lots of character and charm

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at the Young Mansion and I would highly recommend to anyone thinking of staying in the area. I had booked the property to celebrate my husbands 40th birthday with a suprise family reunion - the house was spacious and comfortable for the 20 of us with a beautiful pool and garden area to relax by during the day. Although the kitchen was very well equipped we purchased a couple of other items during our stay to cater for the specific requirements of our group - Richard was so accommodating and purchased these items from us at the end of our stay (something that he did not need to do but was much appreciated as could not be taken with us). Thank you Richard for sharing your beautiful house!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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3

A little old and outdated but very spacious and great pool

  • 3 of 5

The house is a little old and outdated but it's a historic marker of the owners who founded Hollywood Florida. The air conditioner didn't work that well in the bedrooms on the left side of the house. The backdoor going from the house to the courtyard to get to the pool locks so when you go out it locks you out. There is only cable in the living room but have Ruko (it's like Apple TV) in the other rooms. All the rooms had a TV. The pool and pool area is really really nice and clean. Very spacious to entertain. We had an issue with one of the toilets but the house manager responded immediately. Overall it would be like a 3 star resort.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate all guest for is supports a cause which is historic preservation. The Young Mansion houses museum quality antiques and gives guests a unique perspective of another time and place. I am sorry you had some issues with the back AC unit and the back door. We have been operating as a vacation rental since 2008 and have rented to hundreds of groups. We strive to make every guest stay as perfect as possible and will address both of those issues.
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Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Hollywood
Car: recommended

This lovely mansion just steps from lovely Hollywood beach and is ideally located between Fort Lauderdale and Miami. Ft. Lauderdale airport is approximately 10 minutes away and Miami airport is about 25 minutes away. Gulfstream Park (horse racing, gaming, dining, and entertainment) is just 5 minutes away. Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is only about 15 minutes away. Dolphins Stadium, site of Super Bowl XLI and famous Ft. Lauderdale beach is only a 15 minute car ride, Hollywood Beach just steps away with its great boardwalk, restaurants, shop and the Atlantic ocean. Also within walking distance is charming downtown Hollywood, with great shops, outdoor cafes, wine bars, jazz bars, nightclubs, etc.

From here you can rent jet skis just up the beach, or charter a fishing boat, etc. Most South Florida attractions are within 30 minutes driving time.

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Rates & Availability

Hollywood Lakes Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Holiday Season
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 6 2018
3 night minimum stay
$2,390
$7,990
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$1,340
$5,390
$18,790
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $500 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 11.0%

Holiday Rates: 4th of July week $6,980, Thanksgiving week $6,980, Christmas week $7,950, and New Years week $8,980

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