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Sailor's Return: A Waterfront Retreat

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Remodelled House with Pool on the Intercoastal

Sailor's Return is an tastefully remodeled, 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Floridian retreat with an expansive waterfront view on one of Fort Lauderdale's deep-water ocean-access canals. The property has a pool and a 70 foot dock from which to bring your own or rent a boat. Sailor's Return was recently remodeled with all travertine tile flooring throughout and bamboo wood flooring in two of the bedrooms. The tropical decor and tranquil color scheme awaits you. Fully upgraded kitchen and bathrooms provide you the comfort of being in your own home.

The location is a vacationer's dream with the clear waters of our Fort Lauderdale beaches, fine dining, Las Olas Blvd., Hard Rock Casino, and the downtown nightlife within only a few minutes! Enjoy some of the best sunsets in the world from the private, lush and tropical backyard.

Some of the features of the house include:

Luxury linens and bedding throughout, temperpedic mattress in Master suite, 40', 42' and 50' flat screen HDTV's with HD cable programming, Built in outdoor surround speakers, new stainless steel appliances including a commercial size outdoor propane grill, built in wine refrigerator, outdoor shower, outdoor fireplace, Kayak and Canoe for cruising through the intercoastal waterways , hammock, 70-feet deep-water dock space with water and power, ocean access & no fixed bridges, lush tropical landscaping, laundry room and covered parking.

More Details

Anthony LaViola
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018


Downtown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2) pirate ship trundle bed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) high end futon bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(25 traveler reviews)

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Sailor's Return: A Waterfront Retreat
average rating of 4.48 based on 25 reviews

Beautiful home with great location

  • 5 of 5

Quite neighborhood with all the amenities needed to feel at home

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming home with beautiful outdoor sitting

  • 4 of 5

This home is perfect for a smaller group. We came down for a girls trip and we loved it. The house was clean and we loved the outdoor sitting area by the pool and canal. Anthony was great, very helpful and always available to communicate with. The house is close enough driving to beaches and other local attractions.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house was a great rental! We were a short drive from Beaches & resturants. We spent most of our time in the pool. The house was just the right size for our family of 4! There was a Canoe & a Kayak available too! The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed. The grocery store was a short drive away. This was one of our Best Vacations. Anthony was quick to reply to any questions we had!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice view little comfort

  • 2 of 5

The place is ideal for rest. The house is very nice but lacked some comfort to vacation a family of 6 to 8 people. Beds are too small to sleep 2 people. The dining table is only for 4 people being that we were a family of 6 and also missing chairs. We had a problem with the floor of the room that was swollen from a leak of water which had to walk very carefully and the door of not closed, this generated during the stay maintenance staff came repeatedly to relieve the work.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Since this is my first negative review in roughly 4 years, I feel compelled to respond. If you read the house description, it tells you exactly how many beds and what size beds they are. The pictures and description are exactly what you get when you walk in the house. There is 1 Queen in the master, 1 full in bedroom # 2 and a trundle (pirate bed) with 2 single beds in bedroom #3. There is also a full size futon in bedroom #3. When you try to squeeze a family of 8 into a house that comfortably sleeps 4-6, of course you are going to be limited on space. The dining table inside seats 4, exactly as pictured in the listing. So does the table outside, but I'm getting a new one this week that sits 6. Yes - we had an unfortunate situation where the AC leaked into to the wood floor and the wood buckled. I offered the family another one of my vacation rental houses to stay at or a full refund with a hotel stay. The declined and wanted to stay at the house. it wasn't very bad, but something that I had to address. To give me 2 stars in completely unwarranted, and I want those who are interested in the house to know that.
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Fun family get together

  • 4 of 5

Nice clean property at a reasonable price. We had all we needed. Nice common living space and comfortable rooms. Not far from i95 but nevertheless in a peaceful neighborhood. Nice pool. Although it is not heated, we still enjoyed some time in the water. The air conditioning system had electronic control issues , but owner addressed promptly. Would recommend it to a friend.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Stay!

  • 4 of 5

My family and I spent 5 nights at this lovely home. The bedrooms were a good size for us. My kids just loved the sailors bedroom. The bedding was good although there were stains on a few pillows. The main room was great. Lots of room and the entertainment system was perfect.

The place lacked a few supplies. There were no bath towels or bath mat for the ensuite but Anthony was great to deal with and brought us some as soon as he could. The kitchen was nice although seating at the table was only for 4 and there was 6 of us. There was not a full set of dishes and cups, no wine glasses so that was a bit disappointing.

The pool was clean but it was not heated. Even though it got the early afternoon sun it still was not warm. The kids did manage to go in it quite a bit but the adults would have preferred it to be warmer. We used the canoe frequently going up and down the canals counting all the iguanas. We did use the BBQ but it ran out of propane after the one time.

There was a washer and dryer for our use but it was located in a very cluttered storage room.

It was a nice stay but would recommend the supplies and equipment are checked frequently to ensure others have a full stock before they begin their vacation stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

The Kayak and Canoe is included with the house! Take them on a short ride down the inter-coastal canal to the marina and have lunch or dinner at Rendezvous Waterfront Bar and Grill! One of the best hidden secrets in Ft. Lauderdale. Also, there is a park across the street from the house.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $170
Damage Deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.