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Fort Lauderdale Cottage on its Own Lot in Victoria Park Near Las Olas and Beach

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The front porch! Where people have watched the world go by for 106 years!

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Last updated: 09/23/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 550 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    smoking outside only....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Well behaved pets will be considered. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    porch steps prohibit...moreless

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    The Queen bed is built into an alcove with canvas drapes....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    There is a queen size air mattress if needed....moreless

  • The bed is very high quality. There are canvas drapes that enclose the bed alcove and a black out blind on that window (There isn't a separate bedroom. The pictures show it clearly). A recent guest slept so well she ordered the same posturepedic mattress! Fine linen cotton bed sheets....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

    Clean nice bathroom with whirlpool tub, new sink & toilet...moreless

  • The bath has a whirlpool tub and shower, new sink and toilet.

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Lots of books on Florida history, local history, gardening, cooking....moreless

  • Music Library:

    The sound system is bluetooth enabled and you can also connect an iphone or ipod to it....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Comcast...moreless

  • Stereo:

    New Yamaha Mini system with Ipod/Iphone dock and bluetooth capability for connecting to your music library...moreless

  • Television:

    Samsung Smart TV with internet connection for Netflix, Hulu etc.,and Comcast TV service...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Reefs
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Located in historic and charming Victoria Park within a mile of grocery stores, restaurants, downtown. The back yard is on Holiday Park!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Table seats 4, bar counter with three stools, large round table and 4 chairs on back deck with umbrella plus another concrete table and benches with umbrella on patio that seats six....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Split system -very quiet ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Yes, new....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Holiday park is outside the back gate with a Par Course. Pivotal Fitness center a block away....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Split system...moreless

  • Internet:

    wi-fi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Quality linen cotton Restoration Hardware bed linens and coverlet. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    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

  • Parking:

    Three parking spaces in front, one inside of locking gate. Tons of parking in Holiday park with access to house from rear gate on park....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Quality bath towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Yes, new....moreless

Kitchen

  • Kitchen:

    Very functional nice kitchen fully equipped for cooking and entertaining....moreless

  • Microwave:

    and convection oven combined...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    New Ironing board, iron, vacuum,. mop, broom, dustpan....moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Two beach cruisers....moreless

  • Boat:

    If you are nice I'll take you on my boat for a tour of the waterways:)...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Front porch, and large back porch with view of Park....moreless

  • Golf:

    Lots of golf in the area....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Big back yard and garden with view of park, Pawley's Island hammock hung between palm trees....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    propane grill on patio...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Jimmy Evert Tennis Center out the back gate at Holiday Park....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
$150
$3,500
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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Pet Fee $50
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning Fee $75 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 09/23/2016
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Location

  • Fort Lauderdale Beach

  • Las Olas Boulevard

    "The best mall in Fort Lauderdale. Nieman Marcus has a great restaurant, the Apple store is h..."

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  • Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art

    "A short walk away."

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  • Floridian

    "Great breakfast spot open 24 hours. Ride the beach cruisers through Victoria Park to Las Olas."

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5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Fort Lauderdale International
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Lots of them on Las Olas Boulevard
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Plantation Golf Club
3 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak and Tri-Rail
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Federal Highway US 1
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Jalisco
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Fort Lauderdale beaches

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!

 

Owner info

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 Victoria Park, 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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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, russian, italian

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Photos

  • The front porch! Where people have watched the world go by for 106 years!

    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

    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!

    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.

    A queen size bed built in like a ships bunk, dreamy mattress, luxurious linens.

  • View from deck to patio, to yard. Very Old Florida!

    View from deck to patio, to yard. Very Old Florida!

  • The shack from the back, with deck and table with umbrella.

    The shack from the back, with deck and table with umbrella.

  • The breeze across Holiday Park is awesome, always!

    The breeze across Holiday Park is awesome, always!

  • The shack from the back gate.

    The shack from the back gate.

  • Side garden with water lilies in a horse trough.

    Side garden with water lilies in a horse trough.

  • Some of the oldest trees in Victoria Park surround the shack.

    Some of the oldest trees in Victoria Park surround the shack.

  • Dining area and bar counter to kitchen from living room.

    Dining area and bar counter to kitchen from living room.

  • View from dining area toward the back.

    View from dining area toward the back.

  • All the modern conveniences, especially if you enjoy cooking and entertaining.

    All the modern conveniences, especially if you enjoy cooking and entertaining.

  • Walk in closet with washer and dryer, and other modern conveniences.

    Walk in closet with washer and dryer, and other modern conveniences.

  • Gas grill, lounge chairs, concrete table with umbrella.  Perfect!

    Gas grill, lounge chairs, concrete table with umbrella. Perfect!

  • Side garden with Beaufort style fence. ( my families home town in NC)

    Side garden with Beaufort style fence. ( my families home town in NC)

  • a '68 Airstream beside the lawn, just waiting to be reborn.

    a '68 Airstream beside the lawn, just waiting to be reborn.

  • The back gate from the shack. That's Holiday Park beyond.

    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?

    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!

    I think you will find this true-Fresh Market 1/4 mile South!

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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, russian, italian
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