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Riverside Bungalow

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 4), Luxurious Hot Tub in tropical garden

The Riverside Bungalow has been completely renovated during the fall of 2011. Brand new hard wood floors throughout, new air conditioning, new appliances, stainless steel refirigerator and stove. Kitchen complete with all the cookery and cutlery required.

New premium hot tub that sits up to 7 installed during December 2012 in the backyard in the middle of towering palms and tropical garden. Landscaped pathways from deck to hot tub along with lights at night.

Hypo allergenic environment. No carpets, No mildew, no dust mites.

Renovation added 5 windows to the home and an extension of the kitchen creating breezeways throughout the house and bright natural light. Sparsely furnished creates a spacious bright ambiance. Brand new King Bed and mattress. The home is kept spotlessly clean and looks like a catalog home!

Guests will love the newly added premium hot tub that sits up to 7 guests and is placed in the tropical garden with pathways and evening landscape lighting. Large deck in front and back. Back deck is off the kitchen and adds an outdoor space to the kitchen, great for winter months.

Each bathroom is a full bath with bathtub.

Landscaping includes recently planted fruit trees; mango, guava, Lychee, Longan, Pomelo Grapefruit, Tamarind, Star Apple, Banana, Jaboticaba, Surinam Cherry, Papaya.

Giant fig tree in the back yard provides micro climate of shade and great view. Many species of bromeliads and palms planted.

Keywords: bungalow, cottage, beach cottage, hot tub, house, villa,

More Details

Jeffrey Dietrich
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Jeffrey Dietrich

We are professional boutique resort owners with properties in Thailand, Panama and South Florida. We spend our year divided in these three locations. If anyone is curious about the resorts we own you can check out the following listings on VRBO; 305227,197870, 368985.

We are nature lovers and spend most of our year in remote locations care taking our properties while bird watching, hiking etc.

I am an amateur naturalist by training and an avid gardner. My wife Alma is a great cook and gardner as well and has a magic touch growing orchids. She is originally from the Philippines.

We like to landscape with fruit trees and native flora that attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. The fruit trees planted at Riverside Bungalow include Lychee, Mango, guava, Longan and Jaboticaba. Unfortunately guests wont be able to enjoy the fruits for a couple more years until they start to bear fruit.

If we are in the neighborhood when guests visit we are always happy to stop by and answer questions, especially regarding names of trees, birds etc you might observe during your stay.

We have full or part time in South Florida since 1991.

Jeffrey Dietrich purchased this house in 2011

Why Jeffrey Dietrich chose Downtown

Just minutes from Fort Lauderdale airport, Riverside is a historical neighborhood in old Fort Lauderdale with mature landscaping and older homes. It has the charms of yesterday and walks through the neighborhood under the canopy of old live oaks and Royal Palms is what drew us to the area. Across the street from the RIverside Bunglow are properties that border the New River, a great attraction in Fort Lauderdale. Guests can walk the Riverside Walk which meanders along the New River through down town Fort Lauderdale.

The small bungalow was restored in 2011 and we have designed the kitchen and bedrooms with ample breezeways and many windows. Sparsely furnished

What makes this house unique

Just a 5 minute drive to Fort Lauderdale Beach and a 10 minute walk to down town make this an ideal location. Walking in the neighborhood is delightful because of the mature landscaping and older homes. This neighborhood is an oasis in South Florida where most of the development is new. If you are looking for a charming older neighborhood with character you wont be dissapointed.

Flocks or wild feral parrots can be seen and heard daily from the home. Our neighbors figured out how to attract these birds by hanging feeder high up in the canopy and they have established a feeding area for up to 5 species of parakeets and parrots.

Giant Royal palms and a huge fig tree frame the back yard of the home. The back deck extends from the kitchen into this landscape and is a great spot to hang in the late afternoon.


Downtown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 full baths, one in each bedroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 5 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Mature tropical landscaping, breezeways, open ambiance, pathways through the garden to a delux 8 seater Jacuzzi. Check in time on day of arrival is 4:00pm Check out time on day of departure is 10:00am We try our best to accommodate guest requests for earlier check ins and later check outs when possible.


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Riverside Bungalow
average rating of 4.8139534 based on 43 reviews
Indianapolis, IN

Unbelievable find!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a fantastic stay at Jeff's bungalow in historic Lauderdale that we wanted to stay another night or two. The photos don't do it justice - the landscaping and huge jetted hot tub in the backyard are amazing. We were also given use of the pool next door, also owned by Jeff, since that property wasn't occupied for several nights during our stay. The bungalow is super close to Las Olas Boulevard, a few minutes' drive to Publix and plenty of local restaurants, and only a 10-minute drive to the beach. The kitchen is well-appointed and we also made use of the large grill on the back deck a few times. We got to meet Jim, the property manager, during the last full day of our stay. He could not have been more helpful and accommodating! I've stayed at numerous hotels as well as a timeshare in the area prior to this vacation, and those are fine for what they are, but I'll absolutely stay at the quiet relaxing Riverside Bungalow on my future visits! Only one tiny suggestion, courtesy of my teenage boys: more than one TV in the home would be appreciated :) There is one in the main living space, but having a set in one or both of the bedrooms would be an added bonus!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Black Mountain, NC

small but cute and very adequate bungalow

  • 4 of 5

The bungalow was clean, small but had 2 BR's and 2 full BA; the AC was great; kitchen stocked; and the neighborhood was convenient and a bit funky. All in all it was a lovely stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint & Comfy

  • 5 of 5

The house and property are well kept and provide all the comforts of home. There is a small park and clubhouse just down the street with tennis courts and children's playground. Lots of greenery around the yard with a hot tub in the back. The location is perfect! There is a Walmart, McDonalds and Krispy Kreme donut shop just a short drive in one direction and booming downtown with loads of restaurants in the other. The best beaches are only about 10 or 15 minutes away by car and we loved the water taxi tour that is also close by.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home and location

  • 5 of 5

This place was absolutely perfect. Beautiful home with a amazing backyard with tons of plant life. We were allowed to check in really early since there was no guests before us. It was almost like getting and extra day. Totally recommend this place to anyone looking in the Fort Lauderdale area.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice Place!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, well organized and convenient to.all the stuff we wanted to do.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful eclectic Bungalow

  • 5 of 5

We originally booked a different property with the same owner but that property sold. The owner was kind enough to honor our reservation and put us in the Riverside Bungalow.

The gardens and landscape are the very first things you notice. So many different palm trees and plants. It is just beautiful. The bungalow dates back to one of oldest homes in Fort Lauderdale but remodeled with modern bathrooms and a full kitchen. The decor is eclectic with art, antique furniture, books and woven rugs. The entire bungalow is very comfortable and welcoming. The beds were comfortable with nice linens. The kitchen equiped to easily cook light meals. The pool and outside porch area were very nice this time of year and surprisingly there were no mosquitos. The location of the house is just a few properties away from the Riverside Market Cafe. Which the owners recommended in the welcome book. It was a great little restaurant with beer and wine. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Fort Lauderale International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Riverside Market (sells 100 specialty brewed beers
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Tri Rail
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Riverside Market
Nearest Beach
3.5 Miles
Fort Lauderdale Beach Las Olas
Car: recommended

Walking distance from downtown Fort Lauderdale. Access to Riverwalk in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Fort Lauderdale Beach 8 minutes by car. Home located in Riverside, a historical neighborhood with older homes and mature landscaping throughout. Great for walking, jogging. In the winter the property and the neighborhood is great for bird watching with many winter migrants present. If interested the owner can provide a list of species. Many species of exotic parrots breed in the area and we have 4 species that come to our feeders.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.