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Charming Tropical Home - Las Olas Blvd, Central Ft. Lauderdale, Close to Beach

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

1 bedroom + office in tropical setting. Close to downtown, entertainment, beach

Come stay with us! We understand. We've traveled the world and know first-hand what travelers want when it comes to accommodation.

Imagine feeling at “home” in the center of Ft. Lauderdale. Your heart will melt when you see this place! The one bedroom plus office unit is actually “half” of a large South Florida style home. (In other words- it's a duplex with it's own entrance and yard.) It's bright, clean and spacious.

We just finished a big renovation. The kitchen has granite counter-tops, stainless appliances and is fully equipped. We put in new flooring through-out, a new bathroom with a big shower - a new queen-sized bed - in fact all new furniture – tastefully decorated.

Enjoy 'Cheeseburgers-in Paradise' in a tropical setting on the outside patio (yes bar-b-que provided). The yard is fenced for privacy. Air conditioning, high speed WIFI internet, flat screen TV (full package HDTV), off-street parking, linens and bath towels, kitchen equipped.

The location is something else. We're in beautiful Victoria Park in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida close to downtown and trendy Las Olas Boulevard - perfect for shopping, dining and night life. Fresh Market is a block away. A beautiful white sand beach is only a 5 minute drive. Enjoy the sun, swim in the turquoise-blue ocean or watch the cruise ships head out to sea.

Ft. Lauderdale is known as 'The Venice of America' with all its beautiful canals and bays - and is home to some of the world's most magnificent yachts. It's an ocean lover's paradise. There's much to do - fish, sail or kiteboard. Or if you’re more into land based things visit the Museum of Art, Museum of Discovery & Science or take in a live theater performance.

Make this your home base. Rent a car and go for a couple afternoon outings. Explore Alligator Alley, visit the Seminole Indian Tribe and watch them wrestle alligators. Drive down South Beach’s famous Deco Drive and sample the Florida Keys.

When you stay with us it's like coming home.

Happy traveling!! Hope to see you soon...

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Shirley and Boris King
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2018

About Shirley and Boris King

Over the years my husband and I have traveled much of the globe. Being big travelers and exposed to all sorts of accommodation we know how wonderful it is to discover a place that really feels like 'home'. We think we've created this in our Vacation Rentals - and I'm happy to say our guests agree!

We love Ft. Lauderdale - perfectly named the 'Venice of America' with all it's water channels and beautiful scenery. It's sunny, warm and tropical, and has a laid back Caribbean-like atmosphere. Since we're drawn to the ocean and anything marine related its the perfect place for us.

Some of our favorite things to do:

* Go for an early morning walk along the beach...then a dip in the ocean.

* 'Friday night concerts' in our neighborhood park - (during the summer months).

* Stroll along Las Olas - and indulge.... at the frozen yogurt shop!!

* 'People watch' while sipping a glass of wine outside of Mango's (Restaurant). Friday nights they have a live band and dancing.

* Buy ingredients at The Fresh Market (a block away) for a bar-b-que on the patio.

* Go boating with friends.

The things I couldn't live without would be family & friends, the ocean, traveling and good food!!

Our life has been one big adventure and it keeps getting better.

If you want to get to know us better - you can read about our travels. In our first book we describe our first sailing experience - crossing the Pacific Ocean to Australia with our 8 month old baby. It's called 'The Unsinkable Spirit - In Search of Love, Adventure and Riches!' Enjoy the read!

Why Shirley and Boris King chose Victoria Park

We love the location!!! We totally enjoyed renovating the property to our standards. The neighborhood is fantastic - convenient, central - 2 miles to a beautiful beach - can walk downtown. Couldn't be better.

What makes this house unique

It's oozing with charm and character. The shaded yard is full of tropical vegetation When you walk inside it's smells good!! It's squeaky clean. All appliances are new - new flooring, new furniture, freshly painted, big flat screen TV (loaded), high speed WIFI - all the comforts of home!!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

From the moment we contacted to Shirley to the moment we left their home, this was the most welcoming experience we've had. Shirley and Boris told us this would be a home away from home and true to their word this certainly was our home away from home! The property was superbly clean and had everything that we needed: Cosy kitchen with open plan living which had entertainment available. The bedroom was great with a super comfortable queen-sized bed, all of which has been recently renovated to a superb standard. The location of the home is fantastic being very close to Los Olas Blvd which is a shopping, restaurant, cafe hub of Ft Lauderdale and not to mention being only foot steps away from Fresh Market (supermarket/Deli) which has an amazing choice of food. If your looking for great value, great location, and a sensational home, look no further!
Jun 2012
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Victoria Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Town ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • extra large shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen-sized bed - soft sheets and bath towels provided
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Things to do in our local vicinity... Beach - only 2 miles to Los Olas beach. Walk to downtown. Walk to specialty grocery store. Walk to Los Olas Blvd - trendy shops, restaurants, bars, etc. Jungle Queen River Boat Tours River Boat Tours Other things in the area... Parrot Jungle Island Butterfly World South Beach Flamingo Gardens Seaworld Seaquarium Good Earth Farm Petting Zoo Metro Zoo Lion Country Safari McCarthys Wildlife Sanctuary Monkey Jungle Everglades Alligator Farm Dolphins Play (Key Largo) Florida Oceanographic Historic Key West


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Charming Tropical Home - Las Olas Blvd, Central Ft. Lauderdale, Close to Beach
average rating of 4.818182 based on 12 reviews
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Wonderful Visit!

  • 5 of 5

We are fairly new to Homeaway but if our experience with this property is any measure of what it is like then we are hooked. We stayed at Boris and Shirley's cottage for a week in April and loved it. From the initial communications and throughout our stay communications with July, Shirley and Boris were excellent. They were friendly and helpful and I would not hesitate to stay at one of their properties again simply because of their style. The cottage was as described ... and was super clean which is important for us. The cottage was a one bedroom but there was ample space and we enjoyed cooking our meals their most evenings (they also have a BBQ/Grill outside) ... there is a Fresh Market grocery store located 2 minute (or less) walk form the cottage and Winn Dixie is only a 10 minute walk! My wife and I walked the Las Olas strip every day to the beach (about 45 minute walk one way) but loved the exercise ... once or twice we took an Uber ride which was $5-$6 ... restaurants on Las Olas are excellent as is the variety. This is a very safe feeling residential community in an ideal location ... only minutes from the water taxi as well. I could go on and on but bottom line ... lovely spot, had everything we needed for a wonderful week's stay and Shirley, Judy and Boris are great people to deal with ... very honest and trustworthy ... my wife and I would not hesitate to rent form them again! Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW - thank you so much!! We truly enjoyed having you as our guests. We love what we do and I guess it shows. We're so happy it helped to make your vacation so enjoyable. Welcome back anytime!!! All the best from Shirley, Boris & Judy
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This place is outstanding, do not pass it up!

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent 2 months and had a magnificent time,

so we are returning next year. The place is well designed, very clean and in an excellent location.Customer service was incredibly efficient and pleasant as well!

Shirley, Boris and Judy go out of their way in making sure you are comfy.

The location is 5 to 10 minutes away from the Broward Concert Hall,

Parker Playhouse, Jimmy Evert Tennis Center and 100's of great restaurants.


  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Have stayed with this host before and I sure enjoy staying there. Everything was as I expected it to be. Will stay again!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Buenos Aires , Argentina

Excellent house near everuthing

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spend beautifull days in this home , great location.

All was clean and in excellent conditions.

The owner are gentle and always giving details and information about travel.

We would recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. We love to please. We enjoyed having you as our guests and hope to see you again. All the best!
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Very well-maintained house with all mod cons

  • 5 of 5

The location, layout and amenities were described right.

The property was clean and very well-maintained.

The owner was very friendly.

We would recommend this property to all.

Beach is near. Car is recommended.

Activities: Jungle Queen Cruises, Las Olas Boulevard, Atlantic Boulevard, Festival Flea Market Mall, Las Olas Riverfront, Riverwalk Park, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, Butterfly World, Flamingo Gardens, Sawgrass Recreation Park.

Everglades are not far.

Restaurants: Mexican Cantina (very good and not so expensive), Pirate Republic (interesting restaurant with tasty fruits of the ocean)

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Better than advertised and it advertised well

  • 5 of 5

This was a great find for my wife and me. We are Californians and planned an extended stay in Fort Lauderdale. Boris and Shirley were great hosts and made us feel comfortable from the get go. This was important to me, particularly, as I walk with a cane and use a wheelchair at times. It was a non-issue for Boris and Shirley as it should be. Location, location, location. Great! We joined pool membership at historic Riverside Hotel, which was peaceful and beautiful. We also went to Holiday park a lot. Very nice. Plus fresh market. Place was clean, convenient and as advertised. My wife used on site laundry a lot - important feature for her. There may be cheaper places in town but you tend to get what you pay for and we considered it good value for the money. A beautiful peacock was a neighbor. I suspect we'll be back one day. Thanks, Boris & Shirley!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Ft. Lauderdale
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Morton's Steak House
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Bahamas Express
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Jacaranda Golf Club
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Broward Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Many restaurants - 1 block away & Las Olas Blvd
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Las Olas Beach, Ft. Lauderdale
Car: recommended


Go east to the end of Los Olas Boulevard (2 miles) and discover a beautiful white sand beach as far as the eye can see.


Our property does not have a swimming pool. However some guests like to use the pool facilities at the Riverwalk Hotel located on Los Olas Boulevard. The hotel charges a nominal fee. Check with hotel reception for more information - 5 blocks.


Fresh Market

Specialty food market offering premium quality local produce (comparable to Whole Foods). Our guests love it! One block away.

Winn Dixie

Large grocery store - 3 blocks.


Brew Urban Café

Cool coffee house - close to Winn Dixie - 3 blocks


Superb coffee – corner of Broward & Federal – 3 blocks.


Big City Tavern

A vibrant restaurant reminiscent of the great urban taverns of Chicago, New York and Boston. The food is robust and American. The drink list features an extensive selection of craft beer and wines. Relaxed atmosphere offering casual dining inside and out – walking distance - Los Olas Boulevard.

Yolo Restaurant & Club

“You Only Live Once” - contemporary American cuisine paired with warm hospitality in a sophisticated, bustling setting. Hot culinary and nightlife scene - walking distance - Los Olas Boulevard.

Mango’s Restaurant & Lounge

Inside and outside dining. Casual and fun. Dance to live music on the weekends - walking distance - Los Olas Boulevard.

Foxy Brown

Pub - Breakfast & Brunch Restaurant · New American Restaurant – walking distance – Broward Boulevard.

Canyon Restaurant

Popular Southwestern Restaurant – 3 minute drive - Sunrise Boulevard.

Morton’s The Steakhouse

Famous for the best prime steak ever – walking distance - Broward & Federal.

The Cheesecake Factory

New American kitchen – walking distance - Los Olas Boulevard.

Le Cafe De Paris

Recommended by many – walking distance - Los Olas Blvd.


Water Taxi

What a great way to see the city. Hop on the water taxi and check out the canals - after all Ft. Lauderdale is known as 'Venice of America'.


Los Olas Boulevard

Offering over 30 al fresco dining options, 10 major international art galleries, 2 world class museums, 65 shops filled with fashion, accessories, gifts, and more.

Holiday Park – Live Concerts

In the summer months enjoy Friday night live concerts in Holiday Park - walking distance.

Parker Playhouse

Managed by the Broward Center for the Performing Arts - brings the community together with performances, activities and educational programming. (Located in the neighborhood.)

Broward Center for Performing Arts

Discover something new to love about the arts. Try theater, from tragedy to farce. Dance, from ballet to modern. Music, from classical to opera to pop. Year round performances. (Located in the neighborhood.)

Museum of Art Ft Lauderdale

The museum hosts more than more than six thousand works reflecting the creative expression of the cultures of South Florida and the Caribbean. (Located in the neighborhood.)

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens

A must if you enjoy beautiful gardens. The grounds contain a Desert Garden composed of arid plantings, a hibiscus garden, and the main courtyard planted with tropical vegetation.

Museum & Discovery & Science & Imax 3D Theatre

The Museum features over 200 fascinating interactive exhibits. The IMAX Theater is home of the BIGGEST screen in South Florida, where 3D films are viewed using electronic liquid crystal headsets. (Located in the neighborhood.)

Historic Stranahan House Museum

The oldest residence in the city. Today the Stranahan House is a museum furnished with fine examples of period Victorian furniture and decorative pieces.


Las Olas Boulevard

Las Olas Boulevard offers 65 shops filled with fashion, accessories, gifts, and more - walking distance.

The Galleria Mall

Great mall - not too big - not too small. Fabulous restaurants, sophisticated stores - 5 minute drive on Sunrise Boulevard.


Holiday Park - Jimmy Evert Tennis Center

If you are jogger, walker, or tennis player, Holiday Park offers it all - walking distance.


Trek Bicycle Store - on Sunrise Boulevard.


Tease - Top hair salon in Ft. Lauderdale – walking distance.

Local attractions in Ft. Lauderdale & area...

Jungle Queen River Boat Tours

Water Taxi

River Boat Tours

Parrot Jungle Island - (Miami)

Butterfly World (12 miles)

Flamingo Gardens (12 miles)


Seaquarium (Miami) (31 miles)

Palm Beach Zoo (37 miles)

Good Earth Farm Petting Zoo (41 miles)

Metro Zoo (41 miles)

Lion Country Safari (42 miles)

McCarthys Wildlife Sanctuary (44 miles)

Monkey Jungle (45 miles)

Everglades Alligator Farm (52 miles)

Dolphins Play (72 miles - Key Largo)

Florida Oceanographic (72 miles)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100

$450 deposit will reserve your dates. $450 reflects - $100 cleaning fee plus $350 refundable security deposit (refundable at check out). Rent is to be paid at check in (or beforehand if you prefer).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.