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Backyard Paradise: 2bd/2bath Waterfront Home With Pool, Tiki Bar

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House: 2 bedroom, 2 bath, open floorplan, futon and sliding doors to pool area

This wonderful house is your home away from home. Spacious rooms and open floor plan with paradise backyard containing beautiful pool with waterfall decoration, 8+ person tiki bar, and privacy landscaping and waterfront canal will make you want to stay home all day and play.

Two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a futon in the back den, and a pull-out sofa in the living room make this home a comfortable stay for up to six guests. Both bedrooms have queen beds, dressers, and closet space. The master has a private full bathroom. There is a pack and play in the garage if needed. The living and dining rooms and a fully appointed kitchen provide everything for home dining. The backyard deck with a propane grill, large tiki bar, and private pool with waterfall decoration allow you to live outside all day, if you wish.

If your interests are more exploring and taking in the sights and sounds of Ft. Lauderdale, the house is located a short drive or cab ride from all the activity. Lauderdale-by-the-sea has many great restaurants such as Aruba on the beach with live weekend music and Village Pump with its New England vibe for games, dinner, and drinks.

Ft. Lauderdale beach offers beach-front dining and drinks, shopping, people watching, and large sidewalks for walking or running. Las Olas is the fine-dining, upscale shopping and restaurant section of town. Downtown offers historic background, a low-key restaurant and bar selection, and late-night bars and entertainment. All are located a short drive away.

Our house is located in a great quiet neighborhood right in the heart of Ft Lauderdale. You are close to the beaches, shopping, and restaurants. The house is fully air conditioned and has a washer and dryer in the garage.

More Details

Kim Kroha
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 11, 2017

About Kim Kroha

My husband and I loved living in this home since purchased in 2001. However, a new job brought us back to his hometown of Boston. We can't part with this house and love being able to share all of the fun and relaxing times in the backyard with other folks and families making their own memories. We hope you love this house as much as we do. We think you will!

Kim Kroha purchased this house in 2001

Why Kim Kroha chose Downtown

We love the location of this house being close to the action of Ft. Lauderdale but with a residential and safe feel. The neighborhood streets are great for walking or jogging. Many of the neighbors have owned their homes for a long time and have become good friends. There is easy access to beaches, restaurants, and on-and-off the highway.

What makes this house unique

The living room offers great views of the backyard with large sliding doors for access. The backyard is our favorite spot with a tiki bar we had built that seats 8+ people and has its own stereo and lights. The pool was redone in 2005 with tile edging, a waterfall accent, and a paver patio. There is so much to do in the local area, but we have always found our best times to be here at the house in the backyard. After living in the area so long, we can provide recommendations for basically any activity that you are interested in. Please let us know and we will provide you with as much detail as possible!


Downtown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Town ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen beds in each bedroom. Bedroom equipped with dressers and closets. Master bedroom has private full bath. There is also a futon in the back den and a pull-out sofa.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Perfect Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from a one week stay and couldn't be happier with the property. It was exactly as advertised, and both the interior and pool/deck area are even more spacious than they look in the pictures. The entire property was immaculately clean and maintained. The house was so well equipped, with every dish and utensil you could possibly want in the kitchen. The owner, Kim was a pleasure to deal with and responded quickly to any questions. Our only concern we had before arriving (based on the pics here) was the backyard wouldn't get much sun, but it gets lots all day and everyone in our group left with a great tan. The house is conveniently located in a good neighborhood with good shopping and restaurants nearby. I have already recommended the house to friends and family and would absolutely stay again. Thanks again Kim!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wow! What a great house, location & owners! We had a wonderful Christmas at this house. Kim is wonderful to work with. we surprised our kids with a trip for Christmas and the loved every minute. The pool is great for down days away from the beach. Thank you & and we will be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wow, we loved this one

  • 5 of 5

one word, exceptional, couldn't really fault it, great location right on the river, witch is where i spent most of my time.

if anything, the pool is a bit sheltered from Hugh trees which block the sun out most of the time around the pool.

other than that this villa is flawless

thank you

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Spring Break!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and our 3 older children absolutely loved our stay. It truly is a backyard paradise. The house was just as described and beautiful. We really enjoyed the backyard seating and being able to open the kitchen window to pass food thru to the patio counter. And of course the backyard and pool was gorgeous. It was just a very short drive to the beach, grocery stores and many restaurants. The owner Kim is wonderful to work with. She always responded quickly with any questions.

We hope to come back again!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Tropical and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Me, my husband and two adult children thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this rental. The backyard is a tropical tranquil and beautiful. I especially loved laying on my floatie in the pool listening to the music from the Tiki Hut! We have rented many houses in Florida and the things I look for is...good neighborhood, cleanliness, comfortable furniture, and a great pool. This house had everything! We went to several beaches that were close by, an airboat ride in the Everglades and even went kayaking. Kim was fantastic to deal with. She was very accommodating and helpful, she made the whole process very easy.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly recommend :)

  • 5 of 5

The pictures made us excited, but upon arrival we were just amazed with how nice it actually was. The house had everything you need to feel at home. Everything is within a short distance, and when you're hanging out by the pool it has the feeling of being off the beaten path. Very comfortable and very happy with the property. I highly recommend!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Many options available.
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Water Taxi Stop 1A il Lugano Hotel
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Options nearby. Recommendations available.
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Amtrak 200 SW 21st Ter., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many options available.
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Car: recommended

Fort Lauderdale is famous for its beaches, arts, food, culture and events. From shopping on Las Olas Boulevard, the world-famous beaches, great restaurant selections, sports activities such as kite boarding and jet skiing, exploring via water taxi, a historic riverfront, or simply relaxing in a private backyard paradise, Fort Lauderdale is what a vacation should be.

Imperial Point is located on the north end of Fort Lauderdale and is a nice residential area surrounded by canals leading to the inter coastal, with many services easily accessible for residents such as grocery stores, banks, and restaurants. Our home is located just a short drive or cab from Ft. Lauderdale's prime restaurant and nightlife areas or Lauderdale-by-the-sea's lively beachfront restaurant area.

Other Activities: Taking sun in a variety of ways; at the beach, renting a boat for the day or just relaxing in your private pool. There is also shopping, rollerblading, jetskiing, parasailing, health/beauty spa, racquetball, miniature golf, admiring the amazing houses up & down the intercoastal or just taking advantage of the abundance of incredible restaurants beach-side or throughout the city.

Golf: Many golf options are nearby. Please let us know if you would like recommendations.


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

Damage Deposit $400

Typical reservations are for 7 days, Saturday to Saturday. Depending on current booking, we may be able to accommodate shorter rentals. Once we agree on a rental, I will send a short lease for your review. If all is agreeable, we accept check or paypal for the rental together with the signed lease.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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