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Bedrooms 5
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

This 5 bedroom 3 bath cottage is located close to beach & steps from Las Olas

This single story 5 bedroom home was built in 1938 and is the most notable home in the historical Colee Hammock area of Ft. Lauderdale. The 2 Common areas provide plenty of space for any group. There is adequate sleeping space. Queen beds in 3 bedrooms plus two trundle beds in the fourth bedroom ensures that everyone in your group sleeps comfortably. Barbeque on the deck and eat under the covered porch. Walk out your bedroom door to the sun deck and Private Heated Pool.

Johnny Oates
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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 3, 2018

About Johnny Oates

Remembering the cold winters and dreery fall while growing up in St. Louis, Missouri helps Bill appreciate the wonderful, warm climate and the beautiful tropical gardens that surround this property. After graduating from West Point, Bill proudly served his country for 21 years in the U. S. Army. Bill was an infantry officer in Ranger, Airborne, and Air Assault units. One of the highlights of his career was obtaining his masters degree from the University of Georgia in 1981 (that was when the Bulldogs won the National Football Championship) and following up with a 4 year tour teaching cadets at West Point. After retiring at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel from the Army; Bill and and his wife, Carolyn, started a small business in Georgia and eventually moved it to South Florida. Bill's wife, Carolyn, graduated from the University of Georgia and became a teacher. Carolyn is a teacher, author of 2 books, mother of 5 grown children and grandmother for 7 precious grand daughters. Grandson #1 is due on April 6, 2015. Grand child #9 arrives in September 2015. Carolyn loves decorating as you will see the second you walk into our home. She also loves opening up our home for others to enjoy as much as we enjoy it.

Johnny Oates purchased this house in 2015

Why Johnny Oates chose Downtown

Location, Location, Location is everything!!! Although you are hidden in the dense tropical gardens of the historical Colee Hammock area, if you walk out the back gate of the property, you are on Las Olas Blvd. only 2 blocks from the exciting eateries, clubs, and shoppes that make this area famous. As exciting as the location is, you will have trouble pulling yourself away from the sun deck, swimming pool and privacy of your own backyard. When every guest walks in the front door, I want them to feel the warmth, and comfort of being in a home from yester-year. The white picket fence, the huge shade trees and tropical gardens, the smell of burning logs in the fireplace, and the creaking of the front porch swing, all add to the house's charm and feeling of southern hospitality. The cozy feeling that our home gives us is what we want to share with every guest. Come. Relax. Enjoy. And leave refreshed and wanting to come 'home' again on your next trip to south Florida.

What makes this house unique

Besides being located only about 1 mile west of the sands on Ft Lauderdale Beach, we are also only 2 blocks from entertainment center of the city - Las Olas Blvd.


Downtown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , This bathroom is located in the bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , This bathroom is outside bedroom 3.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , This bathroom is next to bedroom 5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , This bedroom has a double bed, a fold out couch plus a TV
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Wake up and walk out the glass doors to the deck and pool
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Walk out the glass doors to enjoy the pool and deck
    Bedroom 5 - 3 twin/ single , Full bathroom in your room and two trundle beds (sleeps 3)
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Beds: queen (1) Notes: Enjoy seclusion of being separated
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.78 based on 50 reviews

Great Memories made in this Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

My family(parents, sister and family, brother and his family and my kids) spent 3 nights at this property. Bill always answered my phone calls, even 10:30pm when I had question about the A/C. The kids enjoyed the outdoor patio and the pool. Our teenagers enjoyed the nearby shops, restaurants, and the beach. The adults appreciated the beautiful decor of the house, the kitchen, the grill, comfortable chairs, couch and the beds are comfy. It was nice that we didn't have to pack a lot, the place has towels for all, shampoo, conditioner and body wash. There's a nearby store to buy sunblock and other stuff. My husband and I walked 5 mins to the closest bakery and cafe for breakfast. Our favorite spot is Seaport Restaurant that Bill recommended. Now we know better, next time we come back, no need to drive to Miami and Florida Keys. We'll stay at Fort Lauderdale, Classiest beach, clean and lively place. And will definitely come back to this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. I am glad you mentioned that the house is so close to Las Olas restaurants and shoppes that you can walk a short 5 minutes to enjoy a great meal or/and shop and then return without taking up the entire morning or afternoon or having to be concerned about parking. That's a very good benefit of staying at my house.
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Wedding Weekend in Fort Lauderdale

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 7, 4 adults and 3 in their 20's, in Fort Lauderdale to attend a wedding at Bonnet House. The house was fantastic and easily accommodated all of us. It was a very busy weekend for us but we did manage to spend a quiet afternoon in the beautiful garden, very relaxing! A great location too, walking to distance to great restaurants, bars and shopping on Las Olas. Johnny was great throughout the whole booking process, providing us with information and recommendations. Lance and Bill were really helpful on arrival, we really appreciated the personal touch!

I would highly recommend this eclectic property and hope that I can return to Fort Lauderdale and this house again in the future.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

The house is even better than the pictures let on! We had 10 girls for a bachelorette party and I was nervous there wouldn't be enough room for all of us plus all of our stuff (we don't know the meaning of packing lightly) but there was plenty of space. There were also 10 girls taking showers and no shortage of hot water. The pool area was perfect and so relaxing! Everything was clearly labeled which was very helpful as well. The location is great, we were close enough to walk to Rocco's tacos in heels but far enough that we didn't hear anything at the house. Johnny is an absolute pleasure to work with! He was very accommodating and quick to respond and so nice. We will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thank you, Johnny!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this property. All the rooms were very unique and fun! Pictures look exactly like he house except on the inside is even better than pictures. The interior of the house has a lot of personality!

The only downside was we attempted to walk to the beach one day and it was a long walk!!

Would definitely vacation here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, great location.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful hosts.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

A group of 11 of us recently stayed here for my sister's Bachelorette Party. When we arrived, our flights were early, so we were very well accommodated with early check-in. When we arrived to the house, the owner left mini-cupcakes for us...such a cute touch. The house had absolutely everything we needed. Even though we had 11 people, there was plenty of space to hang out and everyone had a bed to sleep in. The house was clean and very well kept. We would definitely stay there again. Thank you Johnny for such an enjoyable vacation!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Ft Lauderdale - Hollywood International Airport
Nearest Beach
1.2 Miles
Ft Lauderdale Beach

This property is snuggled amongst the huge Oak trees in the luxurious Colee Hammock area of 'old Ft. Lauderdale.' Just 1 block north of world famous Las Olas Blvd. and approximately 1 mile from the center of Ft Lauderdale Beach, this is the perfect location. Whether you are seeking a quiet vacation at the beach, night life at some of the best clubs in south Florida, cultural events such as concerts and plays, golfing and tennis, or just a secluded location for your family gathering, THIS IS THE PLACE.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $400

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.