Fort Lauderdale Cottage on its Own Lot in Victoria Park Near Las Olas and Beach(4 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Totally renovated historic cottage and private lawn and gardens on Holiday Park
The Cracker Shack was totally gutted and now is an open plan with a queen bed built into an alcove like a ships bunk, a walk in closet with washer and dryer, a well equipped kitchen with a snack bar, a dining area, living area with windows all around for lots of light. There is a front porch and a back deck with old wrought iron tables and chairs overlooking a patio with gas grill and lawn with Holiday Park beyond. Very "Old Florida". Today you may hear the tennis rackets whacking balls at the Jimmy Evert tennis Center or a concert in the Park on Friday Summer nights, not the lions roar the former owner remembered when it was a lion farm and Clyde Beatty Zoo.. When you are in this house you feel like you are in the country, but it is in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale. Two new beach cruisers and available for guest use. Smart TV with cable, wi-fi, Panasonic sounds system with Bluetooth. Experience living in a tiny house, you may find its all you need!
Six children grew up in this cottage when their father brought them to Fort Lauderdale before 1910 from Ohio after their mother died. I bought it from the wife of one of those children, and have recently gutted and renovated the cottage adding such modern features as air conditioning, Oak floors, an indoor bathroom, a great kitchen, a washer and dryer, and interior details that may have been original had the area and the former owners not been so Florida Cracker poor.
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Member since: 2008
- 550 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- The bath has a whirlpool tub and shower, new sink and toilet.
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- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Live Theater
- Nude Beach
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
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- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
Furnished with my grandmothers antique porch wicker, antique Pine armoir, a desk and chair, a old Florida Cypress trunk, a tall clothes cabinet, books, old framed scenes of early Fort Lauderdale...moreless
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- Deck / Patio:
- Housekeeper Optional
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Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Pet Fee $100
- Cleaning Fee $75 + tax
- Tax Rate 11%
Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Car: Not Necessary
The Cracker Shack is located on Holiday Park, a 640 acre park in Fort Lauderdale with a par course, clay and har tru tennis courts at the Jimmy Evert Tennis Center, basketball courts, the War Memorial Auditorium and Parker Playhouse. Winn Dixie grocery store is 1/2 block away and a Fresh Market 3 blocks away. Victoria Park is a charming and historic neighborhood located beside the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale that is great for walking and bike riding. Las Olas Boulevard shops bars and restaurants are an easy walk or bike ride away, as is the Riverwalk along the New River where you can take a water taxi to tour the waterways of 'The Venice of America' or even take it to the beach and back!
Year Purchased: 1995
About the owner: A Fort Lauderdale native, I am a Realtor specializing in residential sales in eastern Broward County for close to years. I have another vacation rental home in Southern Pines NC that I have rented for years with many positive reviews. I live a few blocks from the Cracker Shack in a 1937 cottage that is also my real estate office.
Why the Owner Chose East Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA:
For me, the best real estate buys are those that find you. Sort of like pets. I learned of this house being sold and bought it at first site. My mother asked, 'Does it have high ceilings? Pretty wood floors? A fireplace?' It had none of that. She never understood its appeal to me, but people who have seen it over the years never fail to love it. If a proper bedroom, high ceilings and more space is a priority for you, this would not be appealing. If you are drawn to charming small cottages and privacy, this is the place!
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Unique is an understatement. Why stay at a hotel or guesthouse, or a home that is larger and more expensive, when you can enjoy the charm, comfort, convenience and affordability of this cottage? Walk through the back garden and through the gate and you are in Holiday Park where there is a par course, clay and had-tru tennis courts lit for night play. Enjoy the hammock hanging between two palms in the garden, cook out on the gas grill and have meals at the tables on the deck and patio with umbrellas. Out the front gate and a block south is Winn Dixie grocery, and a few more blocks is Fresh Market. Take the bikes for a ride through Victoria Park, down Las Olas, and along Riverwalk, or to the beach. Check out events at War Memorial Auditorium usually each weekend, and Parker Playhouse, both a 5 minute walk. Explore new restaurants along US 1, such as Mellow Mushroom. Walk over to Top Hat Deli, or the uber hip Rhythm and Vine for a cocktail served at the Airstream bar, and have dinner from a food truck that changes nightly, or go to enjoy music inside.
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The front porch! Where people have watched the world go by for 106 years!
Smart TV, Yamaha sound system, my grandmothers porch wicker, my mothers Armoire
Dining table was my grandmothers card table. Seats four for dinner, or bridge!
A queen size bed built in like a ships bunk, dreamy mattress, luxurious linens.
View from deck to patio, to yard. Very Old Florida!
The shack from the back, with deck and table with umbrella.
The breeze across Holiday Park is awesome, always!
The shack from the back gate.
Side garden with water lilies in a horse trough.
Some of the oldest trees in Victoria Park surround the shack.
Dining area and bar counter to kitchen from living room.
View from dining area toward the back.
All the modern conveniences, especially if you enjoy cooking and entertaining.
Walk in closet with washer and dryer, and other modern conveniences.
Gas grill, lounge chairs, concrete table with umbrella. Perfect!
Side garden with Beaufort style fence. ( my families home town in NC)
a '68 Airstream beside the lawn, just waiting to be reborn.
The back gate from the shack. That's Holiday Park beyond.
The beach is nice, but wouldn't you rather chill in this Pawleys Island Hammock?
I think you will find this true-Fresh Market 1/4 mile South!
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