Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Sunshine Ranches, West Fort Lauderdaleone Exit South Westoni75

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Estate, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Privately gated estate, nestled in 5 acres of lush landscaping,this home offers over 8300 square feet of living space.You are welcomed by the impressive grand porte cochere that graces the front entrance way and is detailed with a gorgeous marble walkway. Entering this home that features 5 bedrooms 5.5 bath ,the feeling of grandeur surrounds you. Details include dramatic foyer with coral rock columns,formal living room with incredible stone fireplace both sharing unparalleled views of the tranquil pond, beautiful statues , romantic bridge, waterfall fountains, airy verandas all with the touch of Old World charm.The gourmet kitchen opens to the elegant formal dining room with coffered ceilings, breakfast area,huge patio enhanced with a summer kitchen which all share extended views of the charming gardens. In addition fabulous family room with custom wood built ins and impressive full bar, luxurious master suite with walk in closets,his/her bath a private spiral staircase leading you to second story sundeck and a separate two bedroom service house with full kitchen

Keywords: Privately gated estate on 5 acres of lush landscaping

More Details

Willie Urbieta
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Willie Urbieta

My wife and I have 3 kids and maintain full time residence in the mountains outside San Jose Costa Rica, we like South Florida a lot that is where I grow up and have Family ,my mother lives in Bal Harbour and my brother in Coral Gables, so we spend the Holidays here, sometimes in the House in Fort Lauderdale Beach listing #338836, or in our quiet estate at Southwest ranches

Willie Urbieta purchased this estate in 2001

Why Willie Urbieta chose Sunshine Ranches

We love the tranquility of this nestled equestrian comunity, it feels like you are in the country and when you get in the car you are right in the city, and within minutes of south beach,miami fort lauderdale metro area, yet you are in your own little world

What makes this estate unique

Walking around the property,in your own 2 mile path, looking at the Koi fish in the lake or relaxing on a chase lounge under a tree,its your own private world


Sunshine Ranches Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master with Jacuzzi tub
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

75% Complete
16% Complete
8% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Sunshine Ranches, West Fort Lauderdaleone Exit South Westoni75
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews
St. Louis

Family Trip

  • 3 of 5

Our group of 5 couplets booked this property. We were clear that it would be 10 people staying in the property. We were promised 5 bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. The house was actually set up for 4 bedrooms and an office. The office has a large desk and NOT a bed. We contacted the "property manager" and he in turn contacted the owner. The owner was unpleasant and only offered us a queen size air mattress to place in the office. The rest of the interior of the property was as promised. The pool was beautiful as well as the immediate area surrounding it. The fountain in the backyard could use some TLC.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: we have 5 rooms with en suite bathroom, one happens to be also an office , and we have a queen top of the line off the floor queen bed , I agree the other rooms are a little more plush than this , and since I was living full time in Costa Rica at the time , and been the only owner of the House am sorry for any misrepresentation my Help my have done to you , and my fountain bigger than my pool had a leak at the time but its been fixed and works great , thanks for the observation , Willie
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
West Greenwich, RI

Great vacation property

  • 5 of 5

My self and 4 friends spent 4 days at this location while on a golfing trip. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. We were welcomed and taken care of by Manny when we arrived. The house is a perfect spot to just relax and enjoy yourself. The outdoor screened in patio was an awesome place to hang out and enjoy the weather. There is a grill built in to the patio area and with the large TV we had a great place to enjoy our evenings. The location is convenient and quiet and I would go again in a minute!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You , I know that our location 5 minutes from I95 can get you to South Beach in 30 minutes as well as Fort Lauderdale in 25 minutes , Thanks Willie
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Miami, FL

The most outstanding property ever!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had our wedding on April 4th in this marvelous estate and have stayed for another 4 days there.

No words can describe how beautiful and magic this place is! The grounds and the house are in perfect condition.

Everything went so great. The grounds keeper Manny is a great person, has been so accommodating, carrying and just very nice.

Thank you so much for letting us have our very special day in your beautiful estate!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Elina wishing you the best on your new life , am sure you hold beautiful memories of my House, Willie
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

Great Vacation Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our family experienced a very pleasant and wonderful time in such a very exquisite and beautiful home estate. Our grandchildren thoroughly enjoyed playing outside on the spacious and luscious grounds. Manny and the housekeeper were very nice and helpful. We would like to use this home again for other vacations in the near future. Thank you for allowing families to use your fine accommodation.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: am glad you were able to enjoy our House as well as my grounds we are trying to improve in the maintenance, and landscape of the property so it always looks crisp
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0
Where do you live?

Another wonderful holiday getaway

  • 4 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful time staying at this vacation home for the thanksgiving holiday. Manny was helpful as usual and the place was ready for our arrival.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You Shaun for choosing my property and thanks for the Moët , it is always a pleasure dealing with you and your Family , thanks and am sorry the weather did not cooperated to use the New Pool , maybe next year , Manny my team and myself will be waiting for you Thanks Willie
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Willie Chacon

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place great acomodations central y located, the guys from Jose to Manny and cleaning crew very accommodating , very relax atmosphere , does not feel like you are in an Urban Area , and I75 is 8 minutes away , and within 20 minutes of Miami south and same for Fort Lauderdale , north , will be back soon ., thanks keep the good work guys

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Willie , and make sure you tell all your friends in Costa Rica , I know the Sawgrass is a favorite for you guys and you saw how close it was 15 , 20 minutes max thanks Again , Willie Urbieta
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Fort lauderdale Airport
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Miami Airport

20 minutes drive to Fort Lauderdale airport

Other Activities: Shopping, Health/Beauty Spa, Boating, Miniature Golf, Cross Country Skiing, Horseshoes


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200

Weddings and Events start at $5000.00 including a 4 night stay,Events/Weddings ,must be held outside and must Hire our event coordinators, provide Valet Parking and outside bathrooms

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.