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"Welcome to our Tropical & Private Home located near downtown Fort Lauderdale"

Downtown, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
  • House1200 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 nights

1,200-sq/ft home 2/2 plus a Florida room and tropical backyard with a pool

The neighborhood “Shady Banks” sits along the New River which is a romantic, safe old Fort Lauderdale area.

Our charming 1,200-sq/ft home offers 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, a Florida room and a pool within a secluded, fenced back yard. This home offers a 1 King bed, 1 Queen and a sleeper sofa.

This cozy home was completely renovated in 2014. Washer/dryer, dishwasher, free Wifi, Cable TV, Central AC, gas barbeque grill, fully stocked kitchen with granite counter tops, linen and towels are included.

“Shady Banks” is a quiet, secluded and untouched Fort Lauderdale area within close proximity to the museum and to vibrant and charming Las Olas for shopping and dining, as well as to romantic monthly Jazz brunches at downtown Riverwalk. The house is located within 4.5 miles away from the Florida’s most beautiful Beach on A1A.



Member Since 2015
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english, german
Calendar last updated:
Dec 27, 2017

My wife and I have owned this property since 1987. I was born in Germany and moved to the US in 1964. For the last 35 years my business has been commercial photography and we have resided in downtown Fort Lauderdale since 1980.

GERHARD HEIDERSBERGER purchased this House in 1987

Why GERHARD HEIDERSBERGER chose South Fort Lauderdale

Our home is located in an untouched old, charming and quiet neighborhood. Located in a charming quiet neighborhood. This completely remodeled home Is a perfect place to enjoy your vaction. This home sits in an untouched Florida setting offering a completely private romantic pool with tropical landscaping. Bring your bathing suit and flip flops and start vacation here.

What makes this House unique

Shady Banks is a residential neighborhood in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. With approximately 500 homes on quiet, tree-lined streets, it is located on the banks of the New River and contains Hortt Park and the Bill Keith Nature Preserve. It is conveniently close to I-95, Fort Lauderdale Airport, downtown Fort Lauderdale and our famous beach. The Shady Banks community is made up of a mixture of young families, adults and retirees. Our neighbors are proud of Shady Banks and think it's a great place to live or visit!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Master Bedroom has a King size bed, desk and a flat screen TV. The guest bedroom has a queen size bed. The Florida Room has a sleeper sofa for a possible 5th guest.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • Two completely remodeled bathrooms with walk-in showers

      Location Type

        • Downtown
          The house is 2 miles from the heart of downtown.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                    • Air Conditioning
                      New Central Air Conditioner
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Central heating from AC unit
                    • Internet
                      Free High Speed Internet with High Definition
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Living Room
                      Please look at photos
                    • Parking
                      20x24ft new paver driveway
                    • Telephone
                      For Local and 911 emergency calls only
                    • Towels Provided
                      Bath towels provided, but please bring you own beach towels
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Kitchen has been remodeled with new white cabinets and granite counter tops. The kitchen is equipped with just about anything you need, like your own home.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Dining Table seats 4 plus two bar stools at kitchen counter
                            • Dining Room
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  U-Verse High Definition cable
                                • Television
                                  Late model 60" Flat screen smart TV


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Covered outdoor dining area with a patio Table and 6 chairs
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      "Webber" Gas Barbecue


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Private Pool
                                              The pool area is surrounded by tropical landscaping and a wooden fence for complete privacy.


                                                • live theater
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • churches
                                                • marina
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants
                                                • water parks

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • photography
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • parasailing
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • My favorite beach is the Hollywood (Florida Hollywood) Broadwalk. No cars allowed. The Broadwalk is great for walking and the restaurants remind you of the 50th. Less expensive restaurants while the Hollywood Beach itself is fabulous. A must see!

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  46 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Excellent stay February '18

                                                                  john s.

                                                                  Found the home to be as advertised. We stayed for 12 days and had a great time. It's a very nice property. Loved our bed. Pool was great and very private. Close to everything. The home had everything we needed. i would recommend to anyone. Check out the park just a block away. Ate at Shooters on the intercoastal (Oakland Ave) several times and Serafina off Sunset.

                                                                  Nice clean comfortable house but cold pool and noisy highway

                                                                  Andreas L.

                                                                  The host was was helpful and responded to questions very fast, I think that is very important. I trusted the host. The house was clean and fully equipped and perfect for a small family ( we are 3). There is a new tennis court in Hort park a short walk away which we used a few times. The beach is fantastic in Fort Lauderdale but a 20 minute drive away.

                                                                  The pool was NOT heated which is a necessity in Florida in the winter, the temperature was only around 21 C (70 F). The ocean was actually warmer. The highway is very close and makes a lot of noise (even my 7 year old daughter noticed that). There is not really any nice walking (or jogging) areas around, you have to drive.

                                                                  There might be better options in the area for this price range.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  This is the first 3 star review I received with over 100 bookings. My guests are always very happy, love the house and gave 5 star reviews. Several guests came back the following year. We have the nicest neighborhood with two parks and there is no noise from I-95.

                                                                  A Beautiful Getaway

                                                                  Joey B.

                                                                  My husband and I enjoyed our stay in this cozy home away from home. This will definitely be the first place I try to book on my next visit to Fort Lauderdale.

                                                                  Just Lovely

                                                                  Rebecca R.

                                                                  We rented this home for a 6 days and just loved it. The home was clean, with all amenities you need. The pool was clean and just perfect temperature. Close to everything, so many restaurants close to the home and plenty of grocery stores. The notes all over where amazing, helped so much to know where and what light switched worked in each space. Just loved it. We will be renting this again. Thanks :))

                                                                  The house to rent

                                                                  Michel D.

                                                                  If you are looking for nice and sunny holydays, that's the place to go and the house to rent.

                                                                  Everything perfect

                                                                  Enjoyed it

                                                                  Mullis familyMonroe NC

                                                                  We enjoyed our stay and the pool. Just need to make sure you have mosquito repellent as by pool they are bad. Very roomy and accommodating our needs.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  I provide a powerful, large outdoor floor fan for my guests. If you visit Florida please expect mosquitos. I am disappointed that I lost one star for this reason.


                                                                  Downtown, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

                                                                  Private House with Pool, 2/2 plus Florida Room “Shady Banks” a romantic old Fort Lauderdale area with mature trees and parks. 'Shady Banks' hugs the New River and there is only one street in and one street out. Excellent for walking in a safe neighborhood.

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                                                                  46 Reviews
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