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4 Blocks from Fort Lauderdale Beach, Florida

Bedrooms 1
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Large 1 bedroom condo, 850 sq ft

Kitchen is well equipped

Bathroom has a hair dryer and curling iron for guest use

Living room, bedroom and bathroom recently decorated

Good lighting and sunny exposures

Queen Murphy bed in alcove off living room allows for occasional overnight guests

Bedroom has matching bedside tables and lamps plus a TV and writing table

Dining room is not separate but at the end of a large living space

Beach towels, chairs and tote are available

2 outside chairs and table are available for use outside door on walkway

Wi-Fi wireless Internet included

Keywords: Condo

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 5, 2017

About The Owner

We are Jim and Verne Farrell, retired high school teachers from Park Ridge, IL. Our two grown sons live in downtown Chicago. They and our love of skiing keep us up north in the winter months. We enjoy entertaining, bicycling, golf, gardening, music, theater and reading.

The Owner purchased this condo in 2004

Why The Owner chose Fort Lauderdale

-Our pool is heated unlike many in southern complexes; it is also quite private

-Our building is quiet and handicap accessible

-We can eat outside on our common walkway

-Our unit is bright and spacious and will sleep 4 though a one bedroom

-Our location, location--we have it all

-Walk to everything

What makes this condo unique

We chose Ft Lauderdale because it has both a beach and cultural attractions. We use its miles of bike lanes, and waterways. Tennis and basketball courts are 1 and 1/2 blocks away as is a boat ramp for our kayak. Besides the beach we can walk to 50 shops and restaurants, a pharmacy, a Publix grocery, Starbucks, a 7-11 and a movie theater. We are only 2-3 miles from the downtown concert hall and the boutiques and eateries of famed Las Olas Blvd. The airport is only a 20 min ride.


Downtown Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Murphy Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(12 traveler reviews)

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4 Blocks from Fort Lauderdale Beach, Florida
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
Waterford, NY

Best location in Fort Lauderdale!

  • 5 of 5

Jim and Verne are great hosts! Their condo has everything you could possibly need for a beach getaway. They made the booking procedure easy.

The condo is clean, airy and well decorated with a “beachy flair”. The master bedroom is spacious and has plenty of closet space plus 2 dressers. The Murphy bed, just off the living room is great for additional company.

There is a supermarket across the street and numerous restaurants within a half mile walk. The beach is about a 15-20 minute easy walk. We never needed a car during our stay. We walked to the beach almost every day as well as to the local restaurants, movie theater and of course Publix.

We used Uber to get there from the airport. Uber was available within 5 minutes for the times we wanted to go outside of the neighborhood and very reasonably priced.

The pool is immaculate with comfy lounge chairs, umbrellas and tables. Everyone we met was friendly and helpful, especially Joe, the building maintenance man.

This condo is in a quiet area and very safe.

We enjoyed our stay here and hope to return.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We truly appreciate the time our February renters took to review their stay in our Ft Lauderdale condo. We are gratified that they found the locale and the unit as user friendly as we do. Because we have many returning renters, we were glad to get an updated prospective from new clients.
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Wonderful Condo in a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

First, Jim and Verne are amazing. I was in the process of moving to Ft. Lauderdale and had so many special requests and changes to the booking. Jim and Verne were so kind, understanding, and accomodating. I appreciated it so much. They are a joy. When I arrived, the condo was spotless. It is large and nicely furnished. It's a quiet community, perfect for relaxing. Also, Jim and Verne provide a several page summary of the condo amenities, wi-if and TV instructions and things to do. I enjoyed the large, quiet pool. Finally, this condo is in a great location. It is close to the beach, the mall, many restaurants, and is behind a grocery store. Convenience right outside your door. I had a great experience there during a stressful relocation and I thank Jim and Verne for their kindness. You will not regret booking a stay here.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Silver Spring, MD, USA

Great condo and walkable location

  • 5 of 5

We retirees enjoyed ourselves here for nearly 2 months without our car. We walked across the street to the Publix supermarket, across the next street to the Galeria Mall, up the street to cross the Intercoastal to the beach across the State Park's restrooms. We twice chose a rental car from the 4 nearby agencies to venture inland for outlet malls. The condo itself was very well-appointed, clean, with comfortable seating and a very well-equiped kitchen with new stove, plus beach chairs, towels and umbrella, everything we could want. We enjoyed the heated pool even on cool days and found lots of traffic-free streets for walking. The owners are very communicative making prepayments and contract easy.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

After a long drive from Montreal, we arrived at this condo and just fell in love with the place!!! Fully equipped, near the beach and Las Olas, with a Publix across the street...and a was more than perfect for us!!! The owners are really easy to talk and friendly. Sun for Christmas...what a great experience!!! We stayed at this condo in December 2014 and we highly recommend this rental!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Berea, Ohio

Great condo

  • 5 of 5

This condo is a great rental in a convenient location. One half mile to beach, easy walk, plenty of restaurants nearby with a publix across the street. The unit itself is very modern, clean and very livable. Second floor location makes for easy in and out, and neighbors are all friendly. The owners are very easy to work with, communication with them was no problem. I would highly recommend this rental. Rent and relax.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again, Tom. We appreciate the nice review. The Farrells
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New Brunswick, Canada


  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Horizon House in November 2013. The weather was great, the condo is just as pictured and exceptionally clean, the location is fabulous! If you stay here you do not need to use your car as everything is within walking distance; the beach – 10 minute walk, Publix Grocery Store – across the street, Galleria Mall – 5 minutes, Water Taxi – 5 minute walk. Horizon House is located in a nice neighbourhood and very well maintained. Jim and Verne are great owners and a pleasure to work with; we plan to visit Fort Lauderdale again and stay at Horizon House.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Ft Lauderdale
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles

Located between two parks and two waterways, each only 2-3 blocks away. These are great for walking or putting in a kayak.

The beach is only 4 blocks so convenient even when carrying towels etc.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

A $500 security deposit is required up front in addition to the first half of the rental fee.

Payment is divided into 2 parts. Two months prior to the stay we ask for 1/2 the total amount and the $500 security deposit. The second half of the payment must be paid on arrival.

In each case a certified or cashier's check is required.

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.

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