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Thanksgiving Get Away

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights

About the property

5 Bedroom, 4 Full Bathrooms, 80 Foot Dock included with rental

Eclectic, rustic, no frills older home with Old Florida Charm on canal with 70 foot dock. In quiet family neighborhood with 10pm outdoor noise curfew. Utilities Included. Cable TV & WiFi. Master Bedroom on second floor w/private balcony overlooking intracoastal. Separate 'kid friendly' living room, with TV, books and games. Washer/Dryer. Nice size black bottom pool. Pet friendly/Pet fee. In Lauderdale Harbors neighborhood right next to Rio Visa neighborhood. Great for family get togethers or quiet family weekend getaways

Dock can be rented separately but is included if renting house

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Property Manager
Mary Beth Boehm
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Mary Beth Boehm

After regularly visiting South Florida since 1998, we decided to move to Fort Lauderdale with our family 6 years ago from Raleigh NC. We have enjoyed the sunny weather and waterways.

Mary Beth Boehm purchased this house in 2007

Why Mary Beth Boehm chose Fort Lauderdale

We have this property for visiting family and friends. We wanted a home with a dock for visitors with boats. After all, boating is one of the perks of Fort Lauderdale. We decided to share this rustic, no frills, unique older home to others who can relax and unwind like our friends and family.

What makes this house unique

The Dock House has and 70 foot dock and is close to the intercoastal waterway. It is perfect for family vacations and low key family weekend getaways.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Thanksgiving Get Away
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews

Beautiful House!!! Inside is very cozy and the view from dock is amazing!

  • 5 of 5

House is well kept, comfortable and stylish. Makes you feel right at home. Highly recommended!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Akkeem. Please come back anytime. Mary Beth
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  • 5 of 5

great accomidation,s plenty of room will book again if available howard louvier

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank You Howard. We enjoyed having you stay with us. Hope to see you again. Mary Beth
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  • 5 of 5

The house is exactly how it looks on the pictures(except the 2nd floor bedroom, witch is bigger than it looks, almost as big as the hous itself). Excellent pool area, barbecue grill, the linen, kitchen. The neighborhood is quiet and safe. There are supermarket, liquor stores, bars and restaurants at 5 min drive(and 15' walk). Mary Beth is very welcoming and gave us all support that we needed. The only downside really was that we have leave.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you Felipe. I really enjoyed meeting all of you. I'm glad you enjoyed our home and hope you can come back. MB
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LOVED The Dockhouse!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely LOVED The Dockhouse! Spent nearly a week at this 5 bedroom beauty that's close to everything in Ft. Lauderdale and everything was perfect. Brand new huge dock/deck right on the water. We spent countless hours every day just hanging out there fishing, sunbathing and watching multi-million dollar yachts go by. Awesome heated inground pool right off the dock to cool off in. Just beyond that is a beautiful outdoor kitchen and dining area where we enjoyed most of our meals. Everything about the inside of the house was just as awesome. The house is HUGE and has everything you need from kitchen utensils down to beach towels and lounge chairs. We head down to Ft. Lauderdale every year and rent a house for a week. We will no longer have to search for a place because we will stay here every year from now on.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ray, I'm so glad that you enjoyed our home. See you soon!! MB
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Good times

  • 5 of 5

The house shows its age and if you are the type of person that looks for imperfections and things to complain about then this house may not be for you. That being said, it was perfect for our group. Even if we did have a problem (and we did not) I am 100 percent certain that Mary Beth would have taken care of it right away. Mary Beth is a great host. She met us at the property, gave us a tour, and pointed out all of the little things that come along with an older house. She provided items like toothpaste, toiletries, etc. in the event that we forgot something (which we did). On top of it all, the weather was terrible the first full day and she checked on us to make sure we were all set.

Regarding the house, the dock and the covered patio are the best spots. We spent nearly all of our time in these areas. When we had to go inside, the main living area is big, open, and comfortable. We definitely used the pool table and the tiki bar. The rooms are all adequate size and nobody complained about having trouble sleeping. It's not hard to feel comfortable in the house. It doesn't feel like a museum in the sense you are afraid to touch anything but is nice enough to feel like you are on a vacation.

The location is fantastic. If you need something from the store, Winn Dixie is right up the street, Publix is about a mile away, there are at least two liquor stores within a mile. There are good restaurants for every meal of the day. It is an easy drive to FLL. If you want to go for a run, the neighborhood is perfect.

In closing, we were in Fort Lauderdale with a large group that has been going for years and staying other places. Everyone who came by the house remarked how great it was and they wished they had found a house like this one.

We would go back to this house if we make the trip to South Florida again.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you so much for your kind words. I am looking forward to seeing your group again!
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WOW!!! Perfect waterfront family retreat!

  • 5 of 5

My sister lives in Fort Lauderdale and booked this house for my 46th birthday! wow! The best thing we could have ever done for my birthday celebration! Just wanted to spend the whole weekend with my family not venturing too far and this was absolutely perfect! The house was cozy, an quite comfortable. Felt just like home. And what a great location and spectacular view of the water. The pool was perfect and the dock was great for outdoor sitting which we did most of the day. What a perfect birthday! Wish we could have stayed longer! We will definitely come back!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

We are located in a quiet Family Neighborhood with a strict outdoor 10 o'clock noise curfew. The Dock House is a quiet place to de-stress and relax.

Great location for low key or family vacations We have an 70 foot dock with water and power


Rates & Availability

East Fort Lauderdale House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter Special
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jan 21 2017 - Jun 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $250 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Before check in please provide a list of names of all guests/ages and pets that will be staying at the Dock House
There is a strict 10 o'clock noise curfew in neighborhood.
Check in is 4pm and Check out is 10am
100.00 extra attached to cleaning fee for guests with pets.
100.00 per pet refundable pet fee. Guests must sign pet contract with reservation
check in is 4pm and check out is 11am

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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East Fort Lauderdale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Rustic, no frills bathrooms
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • master - 1 king , upstairs with balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , First floor with view of dock
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , full bathroom attached
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , back bedroom by kitchen away from other bedrooms
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , first floor view of dock
  • Master bedroom on 2nd floor with television, balcony and full bathroom. Bedroom 4 has attached full bathroom If traveling in singles., there are 5 bedrooms and 7 beds You can sleep 3 more people if you are in couples because there is a king, and two queens size beds. 7 if singles. There is an additional full size pull out couch in living room and a queen size pull out couch in master bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Dock House is an older no frills home that is perfect for quiet, relaxing vacations to unwind. 70 foot dock included when renting house or can be rented separately if no guests occupy house. Contact Mary Beth for details. Check in time 3PM check out time 10AM

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