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'Welcome to Paradise' - Walk to the beach or stroll to world famous Las Olas

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 3,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

6 bedroom, 5 1/2 bath on the canal surrounded by palms, short walk to beach

Updated, eclectic charm is only minutes from the beach and .8 mile from the restaurants, bars and shopping area on world famous Las Olas Blvd. Our 6 bedroom, 5 1/2 bath home is located right on the canal 100 yards from the intercoastal waterway, secluded by the surrounding palms and 10 foot hedges. All of the normal amenities such as towels, linens, shower soap, and hair dryers are provided for a wonderful visit.

Lance waldbueser
Member since: 2013
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Lance waldbueser

I am a Retired Army Officer who came to Ft. Lauderdale on business in 2002, loved the area and never return north. I am now a local business owner. Married 37 years, with 5 children, 7 grand daughters, 1 grandson and loving wife. Graduated from West Point and then from the University of Georgia. Go Dawgs! Now living in Florida so I can't help but also be a Gator and Heat fan.

Lance waldbueser purchased this house in 2012

Why Lance waldbueser chose Downtown

Once you vacation at Ft Lauderdale Beach, you will understand 'why this is paradise.' And you will be staying at the most perfect location in the nation's most relaxing city. I rented homes for two years in this area waiting for this particular location to go up for sale. When it finally did, I bought it the first week on the market. You will love it also.

What makes this house unique

The close proximity to the beach make it easy to visit the beach for a couple of hours and come back for a nap or just spend the whole day. The corner lot gives us beautiful outdoor views on three sides of the home. The hedges on 3 sides provide extreme back yard and pool privacy. While eating breakfast on the upstairs bedroom balconies, we have great views of the canal and Seven Isles Lake.


Downtown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • 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 ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , This bathroom services Bedroom 1 and pool area
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , This bathroom is located in new Master Suite Upstairs East
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , This bathroom is located in old Master Suite West
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bathroom is in 'Paris' bedroom upstair West Wing
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , This bathroom is located in Bunk Bed room
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , This bathroom is located by front door next to Living Room
  • The two upstairs master bedrooms and all other bathrooms have showers. The Paris Room has the only shower/TUB combination. The only 1/2 bath room is down stairs by living room and small bedroom with twin buck beds.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Upstairs Master with balcony overlooking pool & canal
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Queen bed, bathroom with shower
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs Master in East Wing w/ balcony overlooking canal
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Upstairs 'Paris, France Room' with bath tub and shower
    Bedroom 6 - 1 bunk bed , Small bedroom includes TV, DVDs & books next to 1/2 bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Wet bar. Privacy provided by wooden partition. (No door)
  • Both Master Bedroom Suites are upstairs with lots of windows with views, balcony, bathroom, and walk in closet. All bedrooms have designated bathrooms.
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
If you don't see it listed here - PLEASE Ask for it .


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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'Welcome to Paradise' - Walk to the beach or stroll to world famous Las Olas
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 78 reviews

A great place to have my family together for my wedding!

  • 5 of 5

This house was absolutely perfect for having my important family members together for my wedding weekend. The design of the two master suites on opposite sides of the house made it ideal for getting ready on the big day and all of the amenities the house provided kept everyone more than entertained for the weekend. We could not have asked for a more gracious host than the owner of this property and he was extremely communicative and accommodating when we had a miscommunication about our stay. Thank you for your flexibility and for allowing us to enjoy your beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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IT wasn't quite the "paradise" I was expecting

  • 2 of 5

I was so excited to find this house and even more excited when I was allowed to have my very small wedding there. The pictures online are absolutely beautiful. Unfortunately the pictures must be very old. The property doesn't seem like it has been kept up to what I would expect a home of that caliber should be. I walked in and immediately had to start sweeping up sand everywhere and cleaning dirty windows. In addition to that, two of my friends and I spent 7 to 8 hours each cleaning up debris and old foliage from the grounds. A lock to one of the house entrances didn't even work, which I fixed myself merely for safety reasons.

The event was spectacular nonetheless, but with a lot of our own work put into it. I sent the owner a nicely worked email simply requesting my cleaning fee (which I think is fair) back since we had to do so much. To my disappointment, I never received a response.

The location of this house is wonderful, which is why I am sure there will never be a problem renting it, but please be aware the pictures of the house on VRBO are very dated. The rooms are not nearly as big as depicted and overall, there is a general downhill slide of maintenance.

The owner was very responsive until I wanted a well deserved cleaning fee back. At any rate, I still appreciate the use of the home and at the end of the day I am married and happy!

Happy Vacationing!!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place and location for group!

  • 5 of 5

Lance and his family were so welcoming to their beautiful Ft. Lauderdale rental! The house is beautiful and the perfect size for a large group or bachelorette weekend. We ended up renting boats and they were able to pick us right up from the house. The pool area was also a great addition!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girls Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed here for a girls weekend and the house was truly perfect! Indoors and outdoors is extremely spacious and the perfect layout for a large group (like ours)! We loved the patio area and enjoyed sitting on the deck every morning. The house was clean and had everything we needed! Lance was a great host, making check in and check out easy and accommodated for our large party; very helpful when needed. We hope to come back and stay again very soon!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and great house for a family gathering.

  • 5 of 5

Second time for us in the home for Thanksgiving week. Location is perfect to access the beach, Las Olas restaurants and shops, and the outdoor space at the home is terrific!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying here! This was the perfect house for our bachelorette weekend getaway! The house is beautiful and the rooms are all decorated so fun, it's something different in each room! The outside is really the best part - right on the water, the pool is amazing, tons of space to sit and a little dock area with some swinging seats to relax on in the morning with some coffee. The two wings of the house were perfect for our group to feel like we had enough of our own space without being on top of each other, but still close enough! Lance was amazing to work with and he answered all of our questions quickly. We could not have asked for a better weekend in Fort Lauderdale and any time I make my way back down here I would love to stay here again! The house is also fully equipped with everything for the beach, pool and kitchen essentials which made it really easy for all of us. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Lauderdale Beach
Las Olas Boulevard
Restaurants, Shopping, Culture, and Night Life.
Stroll the 3 miles of the beautifully landscaped New River River walk. History of Ft. Lauder...
Water Taxi
Least Expensive way to see and hear about Ft. Lauderdale
Jungle Queen Riverboat
Just one of the many great ways to spend a Ft.Lauderdale evening. Includes a 1 hour narrated...
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Aruba Beach Cafe
Great food and atmosphere
Lulu's Bait Shack
International Swimming Hall of Fame
Museum of Discovery and Science
Stranahan House
Museum of Discovery and Science
Casablanca Cafe
Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art
Mai-Kai Restaurant & Lounge
Dinner and Polynesian Show
Aquatic Ventures
Deep Sea Fishing, SCUBA Diving, kayaking, paddle boarding, and even para sailing.
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel Hollywood
Bets Casino and entertainment in town
Nearest Airport
6.3 Miles
Ft. Lauderdale / Hollywood International Airport
Nearest Train
4.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3.7 Miles
Interstate 95 and Florida Turnpike
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
Quarterdeck Seafood Bar and Grill
Nearest Beach
0.9 Miles
Ft. Lauderdale Beach
Car: not necessary

The Seven Isles area of Las Olas Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale is a combination of day time 'laid back beach life' with the beach, deep sea fishing, paddle boarding and boating all within walking distance, and exciting night life. The well groomed streets lined with tropical foliage and palm trees frame the scenic canals and intracoastal waterway lined with yachts of all sizes. The monthly street festivals and concerts, the annual world renowned, largest US Boat Show, Memorial Day Beach Party, July 4th Beach Party and Fireworks Display, Holiday Boat Parade, Ice Skating and Festivals, and New Years Eve Orange Drop and celebrations with fireworks only add to the normal, everyday excitement. It's an exciting place for fun loving people of all ages to visit. There's no place like it. Many visitors just call it 'paradise.'


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Pet Fee $150
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $750

If u have a dinner party with more than 15 guests then there will be an added expense of $350 for each day the event is held. Gathering cannot exceed more than 35 people. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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