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Ocean or IntraCoastal, why not BOTH? -- Resort Villa-V

Bedrooms 1
Space 657 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 10 nights


About the property

1 Bedrm | Sleeps 3 | 1 Bath | Kitchen | Gathering Rm | Porch | Resort Amenities


Upon opening the door, this beach-house-stylized villa conveys, “welcome, you're on vacation in coastal south florida!”



This hillsboro beach villa resides on a private resort property that fully-spans hillsboro mile (a1a) from the atlantic ocean to the intracoastal waterway. Guests conveniently enjoy the distinct features of both the ocean and intracoastal waterfronts. SEE VIDEO OF RESORT PROPERTY AT END OF VIEWED PIC's -- in un-expanded picture-view mode, put cursor over pic#-1, and arrow-key on pic to the left, then click to start video.

Within the resort property, this villa is located on the west half of the resort property adjacent to hillsboro mile. It is secluded from this road via lush tropical landscaping that also partially screens sight-lines to other resort guests on footpaths as they travel to and fro.

This villa is a compelling value, providing a very private and secluded experience for its guests. Guests often use its adjacent yard-area as an additional sunbathing option and for porch-side grilling. Grills are available upon request from the on-site management office.


NOTE - 12% Sales Taxes (6% to Broward County, and 6% to State of FL) apply to all vacation rentals in Broward County. If HomeAway software does not charge and collect 12% taxes, owner will edit quotation and/or add an additional payment to do so.



This villa is one-half of a duplex of two identical 'mirror-image' units. The villa contains 1 bedroom w/ walk-in closet, 1 bathroom, galley kitchen with eating nook, living room, and a covered private-porch. 1950’s constructed 6+” solid-mortar walls provide superior sound insulation from the adjoining villa.

Villa furnishings are high-quality wicker-/rattan-framed with comfortable decorative cushions. Furnishings are accompanied by decorative lamps, the latest in led reading/task lights, and accented by a relaxing, fun array of original florida-themed artworks.

A fully equipped kitchen is meant to be used. Dimmable lighting, appliances, accessories, dishes and glassware provide variety and quality consistent with what guests would typically use entertaining in their own home.

The villa is fully air-conditioned, but also provides 3 interior ceiling fans for guests who prefer the fresh air scents of the ocean.

The king-size-bed mattress and box-spring are comparable in comfort and quality expected of 4&5-star hotels. An amazingly comfortable and easily movable blow-up bed is available if needed.

Monday-saturday daily maid service is provided for linens, towels and floor cleaning. Coin laundry facilities are available on both the west- and east-side of the resort property.



An often underestimated feature of this villa is its attached covered porch. This private-porch is more aptly described as a tropical room useful in nearly any weather condition. Shaded and outfitted with 2 cushioned porch chairs, table, lounge, side-table and a ceiling fan, the porch looks southeast onto flowering plantings and the early morning, noon and afternoon sunshine of south florida. Guests usually move their lounge to the porch side-yard to provide a highly convenient sunbathing option.

One wall of the porch is a 7’ tall solid-tri-fold wall/door system that divides it from the porch of the adjoining villa. That said, guests vacationing together in both duplex villas typically choose to unlatch this decorative divider to enjoin their porches. Speaking of which, SPECIAL OFFER -- If you rent BOTH villas V & W to accommodate a group gathering (both units are listed on HomeAway), please contact me with dates. During non-peak demand periods I offer additional discount if renting both villas.

Of note, this divider system was designed and manufactured to custom specifications by a company that produces similar products for augusta national golf club. A perfunctory afterthought it is not!



This unit is equipped with a high-performance sony entertainment system. Integrated sony components include: bravia 52” hd tv, blue ray dvd player, and home theater soundbar and woofer speaker system. Content is deliver to the entertainment system via comcast's hd digital package, upgraded to include premium movies and sports packages.

Beyond comcast… an in-house library of dvds is provided. For guests who want to enjoy their own digital libraries of music, movies, videos and photographs, the home theater system can be connected to guests’ i-phones or android devices via standard-wired connections, or paired via bluetooth wireless technology.



A dedicated parking space is provided a few steps from the villa backdoor, an underestimated convenience particularly for long-stay guests who plan to eat and entertain extensively in their villa and on the resort property.

Hi-speed wireless internet is provided at no additional charge so guests can conveniently remain connected to the outside world. That said…

This villa’s guests connect far more with one another, enjoyably losing track of time, days and weeks!

More Details

Tom (owner)
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

About Tom (owner)

This villa is owned by tom & debbie of wheaton, il. We grew-up in the cleveland and detroit areas, and met at michigan state university in the mid-seventies. We have been enjoying this property and south florida since the 1970's.

Tom's professional background is management consulting, primarily representing price waterhouse and ibm. Debbie was a piano teacher for many years, and is still an avid piano player -- for her own enjoyment only!

We have two grown children, allyson and stephanie, who grew-up enjoying this property and florida's weather so much they both decided to attend college in fl.

Allyson is a florida gator & stetson law school grad who currently resides and practices law in south florida. Stephanie is a graduate of eckerd college in st. Petersburg,. She teaches high school english in Chicago.

Tom (owner) purchased this villa in 2010

Why Tom (owner) chose Hillsboro Beach

Extensive domestic and international travel for work, study and vacation has been a common theme of our family. Yet, regardless of the many spectacular places we've been, each of us still immensely enjoy vacationing at these villas -- together as family, with extended family, and individually with friends.

Some things don't change. We have been able to accurately say for more than 40 years of evolving interests and perspective, 'at the villas there's something for everyone.'

Each year our family invests significant thought, effort and resources improving and updating these villas, while also challenging ourselves to retain the enduring rich nuggets of character and heritage inherent of this truly extraordinary property.

Tom & debbie inherited this villa from tom's parents in 2010. We rent this property to help offset the costs of ownership. We sincerely hope our guests enjoy these legacy villas as much as we have, and still do.

What makes this villa unique

Upscale, fully accessorized villa in a beautifully relaxing resort setting.

Spacious property with easy access to a 300 ft private ocean beach, heated pool & pool patio area, and intracoastal waterfront.

Net-net... The volume of prime property and quality on-property amenities PER GUEST at this price-point is unmatchable!

Management office on-property provides for guests' varied needs; and light housekeeping (exludes dishes) M-F.

Villa covered porch is a tropical room for relaxing, gathering, and dining.

Porch side-yard provides an ultra-convenient sun-bathing option, and area for porch-side grilling.

High-performance entertainment center with premium cable HD movie and sports packages, along with an in-house library of DVDs.

Dedicated parking space a few steps from villa back door.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Ellen said...

My 3rd year and still loving RFV

Once again, I can't say enough about RFV, Janice and her staff. All were great! I love the location, beach on one side, intercoastal on the other (see some unbelievable boats) and able to walk to town! Great to see some familiar faces too (even had a book swap) from previous years! All very friendly. And to the owners, thanks for having a book on your shelf that was on my list to red! Looking forward to year #4!

Thanks again for all
Feb 2017
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Hillsboro Beach Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 657 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 22
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Dish washing is the responsibility of guests. Guests agree to thoroughly clean pots, pans and bakeware.
  • FORFEITED RENTAL DEPOSIT is refunded to the extent net re-rental income exceeds lost rental income due to late-cancellation.
  • If 12% sales & stay tax required of all vacation rental stays is not fully charged by HA, quote will be edited or an add'l payment added to do so .
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 6' diameter rain-spray, adjustable shower head | Bowed shower rod provides extra side-to-side space for shower use | Hair dryer Two cloths hooks | Ample storage space provided below sink cupboard, 3-drawers and above-sink cabinet | Bath towels, hand towels and wash cloths stocked by maids, daily as needed | Bathroom soap and toilet paper stocked by maids
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Automatic blow-up mattress available
  • 32' flat screen TV | 2 alarm clocks | Ample drawer space via large dresser and two end-tables | Two chairs | 5'x7' Walk-in closet with 6 hooks and 4' hanging rod; suitcases are easily stored in closet | Mobile suitcase stand | 2 additional kitchen chairs (cushioned) are stored here for use as needed | Clothes hamper Blowup bed stored here for use as needed | Additional blankets, twin bed linens and pillows stored for use on blow-up bed or for use on couch See photographs
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Ocean or IntraCoastal, why not BOTH? -- Resort Villa-V
average rating of 4.882353 based on 18 reviews

Lovely property, sweet villa

  • 4 of 5

We loved the beautiful setting with all the mature flowers, trees, and plush lawn. The villa was very clean and comfortable, and we spent much time on the private porch screened by large tropical plants, enjoying afternoon sun or shade. The downside of enjoying such lush landscaping is hearing leaf blowers and large lawn machinery much of the morning, most mornings, all over the property. I asked management if this is usual or just seasonal, and the answer was vague. Having the inter-coastal waterway and the Atlantic Ocean accessible was fabulous. Can't say which was our favorite place to hang out! Loved the pool. Great area of Florida. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lynn - THANKS for the significant time and thoughtfulness you spent to provide such a substantive, well-written review. Prospective guests will gain quite a bit of insight from your feedback. And, glad you and your husband enjoyed your stay -- which included primary aspects of all the major features/amenities of the RFV property. As to the leaf blowers and large lawn machinery, here's my perspective... My short, direct answer -- Guests should expect a lawn-mowing/garden-trimming interruption 1-2 mornings per week. "Most mornings" during a 6-night stay is very unusual per my experience over 8 years that have covered all months. For context, I'm overnight on-property about 45-60 nights per year across my 3 villas. There must of have been some special work being performed, i.e., bush-trimming, which I think is done only every 2-3 months; and/or some other special maintenance -- I'll check w/ our Property Mgr (Janice) when I arrive for a May10-19 maintenance/improvements visit. But, wait, there's more... I'm interpreting you'd leave one areas of the property to get away from the obnoxious noise, and then shortly after they'd be servicing that area; then you'd move again, where upon they'd soon-after be servicing that area! LOL's ! Next time I suggest you escape counter-clockwise, if you can sense they're moving clockwise, and vice-versa (tongue-in-cheek)! -- Have to admit, I'm kind of picturing you and your husband starring in a sort-of "I Love Lucy" sitcom!!! With all seriousness and respect, sorry about the inescapable annoyance of the lawn/garden maintenance -- hope you'll give us another chance. AND AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW AND YOUR THOUGHTFUL, KIND COMPLIMENTS. Best, tom
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Hillsboro and Deerfield Beach were great

  • 5 of 5

We loved the villa, very clean, quiet and cozy. Tom was very thorough in his communication and Debbie was very nice as well. We hope to go back in the winter season.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for feedback. Looking forward to your return!
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Absolutely amazing in every way! Location, cleanliness, decor, etc.

  • 5 of 5

The pictures were great, but in person the villa was even better! It’s usually the other way around! Haha! It was extremely clean, organized, comfortable. Everything I could’ve wanted and more! Walking distance to the beach, with the intercostal on the other side. Honestly one of the best experiences traveling I’ve had in a long time! I’m going to come back again soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: THANK YOU Nadia! Having been to HomeAway's national conference for hosts in Aug-2017, I can say in an informed sense that most hosts offer their personal condo's for rent to help offset the cost of ownership; AND because they gain satisfaction in sharing their vacation property and the challenge of successfully serving their guests. For those of you who are considering someday buying a vacation place and hosting, I share the following persepctive... In all honesty, hosts better enjoy sharing and serving their guests, because the "net $ per hour of cost-offset gain" is embarrassingly low relative to the scenario of selling their unit, investing the proceeds, and occasionally renting someone else's place! So, my point to you Nadia... It's reviews especially like yours, along with many other reviews received over the past 5+ years, that make hosting worthwhile. Again, THANK YOU for sharing back. Looking forward to your return! Sincerely, tom
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Great place - thank you !

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week exceeded our expectations ! This complex is a hidden oasis in the the land of high rise condos. The villa was the perfect size for for my wife and 12 year old daughter. Obvious to us a lot of thought and effort was extended - from cleanliness, well-stocked kitchen, super comfy bed, ice cold A/C, TV (thanks for well-stocked DVD collection -> Gilligan's Island we watched them all), well cared for landscaping, etc. Perfect location, nice beach, great memories. Thanks again !

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: LOLs re watching Gilligan's Island with your daughter. We did the same thing when our kids were younger, and enjoyed singing the song as we got ready to go to pool or beach! THANKS for thoughtful description. You're right... our family puts a lot of thought into both the basics and little/more subtle things; but we enjoy doing it, which is accentuated when our guests notice "it just doesn't automatically happen." My words -- someone has to care, collaborate and execute. I'll pass-on your comments to our management and staff, as they of course are a major component of the experience you enjoyed. Looking forward to your return!
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Beautiful landscaping easy acess to ocean

  • 4 of 5

Pool was warm comfortable swimming the private beach had nice furniture and beautiful ocean. Just a short walking distant to the intercostall waterway to watch the boats. Manatee were sited too. Deerfield beach is an easy walking distance.

Our bed was very comfortable but the livi g room furniture was not very comfortable

People were very friendly and kind. Many people have been coming here for years

Lovely lovely place

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michael -- Thanks for feedback. Disappointed the living room furniture wasn't comfortable for you. I'll query the guest following you who has stayed in Villa V the past several years, and query some other guests I know who will be staying in V in March. Also, my wife and I will evaluate the furniture cushions the next time we stay in V, which likely will be in April and/or May. FYI, The furniture was purchased in 2010. Perhaps it's time to replace the cushions! If I do so, I'll let you know. Thanks again for the "heads-up"! Glad the resort met your needs. Safe travels as you work your way back to MN via the west coast of FL. tom
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A little paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place.Close to the ocean, canal, bars,groceries,nice board walk. Condo had everything you needed. Even blender:) Very well maintained,clean,convenient,affordable.Will come back again.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alexandra -- Just realized I never responded to your feedback. Please accept my apology. In the spirit of better late than never -- THANKS for your feedback! Our resort staff and I look forward to your return! Tom
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Barpub
0.9 Miles
Bru's Room, Deerfield Beach
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Deer Creek Golf Club, Deerfield Beach
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Whales's Rib, Deerfield Beach
Nearest Beach
Hillsboro Beach
Car: recommended



Located along the Atlantic Ocean on Florida’s Gold Coast between Ft. Lauderdale and Boca Raton, this villa is situated in the exclusive residential community of Hillsboro Beach (Hillsboro). Hillsboro is home to grand estates, upscale private condominiums, and a select few condominium resorts.

This villa is one of forty detached units on a 7.5 acre condominium association property, which is run as a resort. A management office and staff are provided on-site to address guests' needs, Mon-Sat 9-5pm.



Hillsboro’s landmass is a rare Florida coastal treasure, demarcated by a 3-mile narrow peninsula separating the ocean from the Intracoastal Waterway.

Best known for its magnificent estate properties that straddle both sides of its one public road -- Hillsboro Mile (A1A), known locally as “Millionaires’ Mile” -- inhabitants of Hillsboro enjoy the distinctly different features of BOTH the Atlantic Ocean and Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway.



Each villa guest has their unique set of interests. That said, experience tells us...

MOST OF OUR GUESTS ON MOST DAYS…spend most of their vacation time on the resort property; spend some time walking or biking N or S to nearby interesting and scenic destinations; and travel a few minutes by car to nearby communities for shopping, dining and entertainment.

GUESTS’ USE OF ON-PROPERTY AMENITIES include... lounging in a cabana on the association’s private beach (cabanas available Nov-Apr); walking barefoot on the beach along the ocean; lounging at and cooling in the association’s freshwater heated pool; and gathering and socializing along the Intracoastal Waterway, most often at sunset boat-watching watercrafts ranging from multi-million-dollar yachts to one-man kayaks.

Villa guests occasionally will be seen fishing from the shorelines of the ocean and Intracoastal Waterway. Snapper, snook, mackerel, pompano and tarpon are common catches.

Barbecue grill and picnic tables are provided at both the private beach and along the Intracoastal for use by villa guests.



Guests often venture north from the villa for a 10-15 minute-walk along sidewalks adjacent the ocean leading to Deerfield Beach (Deerfield). Deerfield is a classic Florida beach town with a fishing pier, well-maintained public beach, beachside gathering-park, and a variety of restaurants and specialty shops.



Venturing south from the villa offers an entirely different experience.

For an up-close ocean experience and an ocean-front view of the grand estate homes and other condominiums, guests can walk south along the ocean beach for nearly 3 miles.

For a street-view of Hillsboro’s grand estates, upscale condominiums, boathouses and docked yachts, guests walk or bike for nearly 3 miles in a defined lane along Hillsboro Mile.



Most of our villa guests will experience at least a few of South Florida’s extraordinary destinations, activities, attractions and events. COMMON PURSUITS include: deep sea fishing, boating, ski doos, golf & tennis, live-entertainment, waterside restaurants, Intracoastal Waterway day-cruises, wind surfing, reef snorkeling & scuba diving, various theme parks, South Beach, jai-alai, and professional or college sporting events. The options are virtually endless.

An assortment of pamphlets is available in the association’s on-property management office. Check-out Deerfield Beach Special Events throughout the year.



Destinations NORTH of Hillsboro include Deerfield (.8 miles) Boca Raton (3 miles), and Delray Beach (13 miles).

Destinations SOUTH of Hillsboro include Fort Lauderdale (14 miles) and Miami’s South Beach (48 miles).



A unique feature of this villa is its dedicated parking spot a few steps from its back door. While most of our guests choose to have a car available for the duration of their stay, an emerging trend we see is guests renting cars ONLY for select days during their stay, particularly long-stay guests.

Some rental car companies have nearby rental office locations which enable them to provide drop-off and pickup service for no additional charge (i.e., Enterprise Rental Car, Boca Raton).



Bike riders will be interested to know that traveling north on Hillsboro Mile to Deerfield Beach, Boca Raton, Highland Beach, Delray Beach and Boynton Beach, covers nearly 20 miles each way. This stretch of A1A is one of the most popular and scenic biking routes in Florida.

Bike rentals are available in Deerfield. Guests typically store their bikes on the villa porch. Speaking of which...



This villa has an attached, landscape-secluded covered private porch, providing yet another on-property option for guests' gathering, relaxing, and dining. A few of our guests spend more time on this porch than they do inside the villa!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

12% Sales Taxes (6% to Broward County, and 6% to State of FL) apply to all vacation rentals in Broward County. If HomeAway software does not charge and collect 12% taxes, owner will edit quotation and/or add an additional payment to do so.

During peak-demand periods, there may be restrictions on check-in/check-outs dates to mitigate "unrentable" available days between guest stays.

Earlier Check-In -- Check-in is 4pm, however, our staff often can accommodate earlier check-in. It all depends on how many turn-overs our resort has the day of your check-in, and if there are available/unrented days before your check-in day. If you are interested in early check-in, please contact our property management team as far ahead as possible to give yourself the best chance of earlier check-in.

Guests typically have a priority to reserve the same days for the following year IF reserved with a 25% refundable deposit upon check-out.

If you rent BOTH villas V & W to accommodate a group gathering (both listed on HomeAway), please contact me with dates. During non-peak demand periods I offer an additional discount.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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