We were looking for a place that all of our family members would enjoy. We all met here from Kentucky, Indiana and Germany! A quiet location that was convenient to the beach, grocery store, restaurants, shopping and activities. This was perfect! The house has a great layout. Three bedrooms upstairs and one down on the main floor. The only drawback to the BR on the main floor is that it is not convenient to a bathroom, and you have to go through this room to get to the laundry. This was not an issue for our group. The kitchen/dining/living area was completely open and fairly easy to get around in. It all looked out onto the patio/pool area. We used the pool a lot in the late afternoon/early evening when it was too hot to go back to the beach. We also used the grill a couple of nights for dinner. There were some minor wear and tear details inside the house that are expected with rental property, but nothing that would keep us from renting it again.
The neighborhood is residential, so it is expected to be quiet. It is an easy 2-3 block walk to the beach even for small children. There were two children in our group ages 10 and 2. We were on the beach almost every morning. If we forgot anything or needed something from the grocery, Publix was a block away. Lauderdale-by-the-Sea (the pier) is half a mile away. You could walk to it. We did not because it was so hot. Parking can be tricky there. Trips to Ft Lauderdale are easy. You are no more than 5-10 miles from anything you want to do there. Great restaurants, shopping and the water taxi (I recommend this).
The only thing that could make this a better property would be if it was right on the beach!
Great trip! Wish we had longer to stay. Rolf and Ingred were so helpful! The apartment was beautiful and as described. We look forward to visiting again. Thanks Rolf! Rolf said he was going to get a new grill which would be a plus.