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Charming Florida home with an evocative tropical island feel.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6-8.

Classic Florida cottage great for a budget friendly family vacation. The lagoon pool is the showpiece of the home and a hit with young and old alike. The home was built during the awesome boom days of South Florida in the 1950`s and 60`s, with Dade County Pine ceilings and an ornamental coral rock wall, both now Federally protected and no longer available for building. This is Fort Lauderdale, no South Beach pretense. The exposed pine ceilings provide a warm, homey touch. The back bedrooms have sliding glass doors for direct access to the pool area. The backyard is completely fenced to provide Key West-style privacy. Window air-conditioning units. Wireless high speed internet and cable television. The home is equipped with standard kitchen and bathing amenities suitable for an affordable family oriented vacation stay. The legendary Mai Kai restaurant is a short walk away for all you tiki enthusiasts. Coral Ridge Mall is also close by.

More Details

Owner
Kevin
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
30%
Calendar last updated:
July 13, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for the wonderful time in Fort Lauderdale! We enjoyed the pool area so much, it's a beautiful pool! We had some adventures too and visited the Everglades, Key West, Palm Beach and Cape Canaveral. Our daughter loved shopping in Florida. We will always remember our time in Florida! Lots of greetings! -Family of 4 from Hamburg
Jul 2013
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Amenities

Downtown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Brand new beds with exceptionally comfortable mattresses. Two inflatable Aero Beds also available. There is a $10 daily surcharge for heated pool. Recommended December - April.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly 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

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Charming Florida home with an evocative tropical island feel.
average rating of 4.65 based on 31 reviews
5

Well stocked, wonderful centrally located, the Pool, THE POOL!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned home from a 5 day stay and really couldn't have been more pleased with the house! There were amenities there that were not even listed on the website: beach towels, pool toys, a baby pool float and a set of water wings. The major pulling point for our family was the pool especially since it has both a wading pool for children and a hot tub (for after the kids go to bed- ha!) The yard is lushly landscaped and very pretty. We spent all day everyday in the pool. Furniture in the house was new and comfortable. The kitchen has been recently renovated and was great to cook in or you can grill right out on the patio. The kitchen also everything a chef would need: pots, pans, knives, etc. very well stocked. It's an older property that has been well maintained and updated. We had such a great week!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely home in beautiful Florida!

  • 5 of 5

We traveled to Florida with 3 young children under 4, and we were so happy this is the home we chose. The neighbourhood is absolutely perfect, it is quiet, yet close enough to get to the beach or shopping in a matter of minutes. My daughters and I would walk the neighbourhood every morning and everyone we met along the way was beyond friendly. The backyard really makes this house perfect. The yard is completely private. You can not see into anyone's yard, nor can they see you. Its a private oasis. The pool was gorgeous, and always heated to the perfect temperature. The house itself was a tad dated inside, but had a cozy cottage feel. The home had everything we could possible need inside to make meals and feel right at home. There were ample towels, bedding, etc. I would recommend this place if you are looking for a private beautiful yard to spend your time in!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Holiday Memories

  • 5 of 5

My sisters and I spent ten days over the Christmas holiday at this charming home and loved every minute. The home was clean and neat - very old Florida with the walls of sliding glass doors looking out into the privacy fenced yard and large, heated pool and jacuzzi. Spent every morning in the pool enjoying the warmth and sunshine. The home is close to everything - shopping, fine dining, and the beach. Our stay here was the first time in many years that my sisters and I had all been together and the setting was ideal for making some wonderful memories.

Thank you Kevin for sharing your home. We will most definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excelsior
5

Extremely Happy

  • 5 of 5

Kevin has a fantastic property. The location is perfect, tons of restaurants, shopping etc all within walking distance. The house has everything you need for a relaxing stay.

My wife and I sat outside every morning to have coffee. The pool is huge and is a wonderful place to spend the afternoon.

We really appreciated having a home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Detroit area
5

LOVED IT!! Slice of heaven for Snowbirds!!

  • 5 of 5

First off, let me say that Kevin is wonderful!! I was a little nervous about online booking...kind of like a blind date. In reading the reviews, (including the negative one...where the guest was unhappy so he refunded 1/2 of their rental fee)..sounded very fair to me and reasonable. Even though we never met in person, I found him to be honest, easy to reach, quick to respond, accurate in his description of property, plus he seemed genuinely concerned about us as his guests. I felt that he really cared about us and treated us like family.... EXCELLENT customer service!!! The property was great!! For all the Michiganders that may travel here, you definitely have that up north cottage feel with a lovely views of entire pool area from the 2 walls of sliding glass doors in the living room!! This is an older home that we found to be very clean and comfy to live in....we are planning to stay here again on our next visit to Fort Lauderdale! There is a private cement patio area off the kitchen shaded by a large tree growing in a sandy area where you can enjoy your morning coffee if thats what you are into. Most of the backyard is the gem of the property, the POOL and its glorious friend, the HOT TUB surrounded with typical Florida landscape. The entire property was surrounded by a huge privacy fence....definitely felt that you were in your own private heaven back there!! Now that being said, because Kevin was so kind as to allow us to bring our four legged kids, the neighbors to the right have dogs which we never would have known except for the fact that our dogs wanted to play with them!! The neighborhood is quiet...didn't hear a peep out of anyone while we enjoyed the pool and spa.

As for the house, there was just two of us, but it was great having 2 full bathrooms...plenty of towels including beach towels were supplied. The master bed was fantastic...pillow top, very comfortable. Hubby napped a few times on the leather couch in living room which also was very comfortable....we tried to take it back to Michigan with us, but just couldn't squeeze it in the minivan!

I would and already have recommended both friends and family traveling to the area to stay here. In my opinion, you won't find a better host, lovelier house, or more awesome pool for a reasonable price that allows you to bring you best friends along. Thanks Kevin for sharing your home with us! For those traveling with their dogs, Synder Bark Park is great!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hammonds Plains
5

Amazing Family Vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing family vacation. Kevin answered any questions we had very quickly and the house and pool area were very clean. We stayed for 14 nights and everyday was beautiful and the pool was the perfect temperature. It is very close to shopping and the beach. The private yard made you feel like you were in your own private oasis. We are already starting to discuss our next vacation and this property will be our first choice in Fort Lauderdale. Thanks again Kevin and we look forward to staying here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Fort Lauderdale International
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Wayward Sailor Pub
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Coral Ridge
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Oakland Park Blvd. and Interstate 95
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
The Jib Room
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Downtown House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$230
$1,550
$6,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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