PENTHOUSE LUXURY APARTMENT DOWNTOWN ON THE NEW RIVER

Ralph Enderby

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights

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PENTHOUSE LUXURY APARTMENT DOWNTOWN ON THE NEW RIVER

Fort Lauderdale Condo Rental Photos and Description

- 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 4

We offer you a vacation getaway in the sky – a 2 bedroom, 2 bath luxury condo at the very top of the Esplanade, right on the New River, in exciting Downtown Ft. Lauderdale.

DOWNTOWN ON THE NEW RIVER – means you are there. Not having to get into your car to “get there”, not “only a mile (or two, or three) to THERE”, but actually being THERE. We have 35 restaurants, night clubs, play houses, historic center, and art museums all within a quarter mile from us – that’s 2 blocks. They are all just an easy short walk away. Or you can take one of our bikes for a pleasant 5 or 10 minute ride to any of them. Walk to the Water Taxi stop just down the street and go anywhere on the New River and Intercoastal Waterway. Eat at one of the nearby restaurants on the river (the Pirates Republic Saloon & Restaurant is a block away). Suggestion: Plan your vacation to take in one of the first-run Broadway productions offered at the Broward Performing Arts Center.

LUXURY CONDO – is like staying in a fancy resort but without the resort prices and small rooms. It is NOT some rental house buried in a residential neighborhood miles from where you want to be. Luxury Condo means a swimming pool, a jetted spa pool, a dry heat sauna room, tennis courts, a full gym, 2 reserved parking spaces, a Business Center and 24 hour desk service with a full time residential manager. A place where someone says “Hello” when you arrive and that can help with problems and questions.

“A VIEW TO DIE FOR” – means we are on the penthouse floor, 16 stories up looking down on the river and the boat traffic. Across the river is the Performing Arts Center mentioned above, Esplanade Park, the City’s Historic District, the Entertainment District and the start of the premier shopping district – Las Olas Blvd. “A view to die for” means the whole City is laid out before you, and at night it lights up as far as you can see.

FULLY EQUIPPED – means a 50” HDTV, Comcast cable service with 273 channels (14 HBO and Starz premium movie channels and 95 HD channels). A Sony Entertainment Center with 7000 songs, Blu-ray DVD player, 20 Mbps Internet service with Wi-Fi, free phone service to anywhere in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico. Bicycles, a kayak for the river, tennis rackets for the 2 courts, a blanket, chairs and cooler for the beach, full kitchen supplies and the list goes on (see details below).

SEE OUR WEB SITE AND WEB CAM – for more pictures, for a live river view from the nifty camera on our balcony, for a 2D and 3D floor plan, for more about our “stuff”, for more about your hosts Ralph and Judy, for more about the special events like the Winterfest Boat Parade that starts on the river below us and the New Year’s Eve party that takes place in the park across the river from us. And more about the dock spaces available for your boat or yacht. Call us for our WEB site and WEB cam link.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • limited accessibility
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
Dear Ralph and Judy, Thank you for allowing us to stay at your beautiful place. Our trip was cut short but we had a wonderful time - short as it was. We are headed to the cool north & wish you both well for the New Year. - Canada
Dec 2011
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Ralph Enderby

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Here Ralph and Judy are relaxing 16 floors up on the balcony of their Penthouse Condo.

(Note that you can blow-up the map below, use the + button. That will help you better see where we are located and the surrounding attractions. Also you can click on each balloon marker to get more information.)

Ralph Enderby purchased this condo in 2004

After retiring from Motorola after 40 years as an engineer in their Research Department we wanted to buy a place we could go to getaway. We fell in love with the Esplanade Condo as the perfect hideaway. It is only 30 minutes from our home in Coral Springs but a "world away".

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 19 traveler reviews

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Penthouse Luxury Apartment Downtown on the New River
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
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Penthouse Luxury Apartment Downtown on the New River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p121669
+1 954 341-6812
Fort Lauderdale Greater Fort Lauderdale
Salisbury UK
5

Downtown Fort Lauderdale River Front.

  • 5 of 5
Whenever we travel as journalists, reporting on destinations around the world there is one thing that frequently blights our enjoyment and that is finding accommodation that we can afford to pay for and more importantly meets our high standards. We are sure that we are not alone in our desire to avoid noisy and sometimes dirty rooms in hotels chains that are uncomfortable, have expensive and poorly served breakfasts and supplement their already substantial profit by charging huge sums to guests for the use the internet.

When we travel we like to live locally do in comfort with the necessities of life that make being and working away from home that little bit more bearable. A good, well equipped kitchen, washing machines, a place to work and other home comforts help ease the stress of being away from home.

Over the years we have frequently suffered by staying in poor accommodation. So, it is wonderfully refreshing to be able to report on, and even recommend, a great self catering apartment in downtown Fort Lauderdale that is not only fully equipped, but is at the same time, not outrageously expensive.

Now, before we tell you how great and fully equipped it is, let us make this abundantly clear that it is not available during next years show because we have booked it already but for brokers, captains yacht managers and would be purchasers of super yachts this place has our recommendation.

The penthouse suite on the 17th floor is a two bedroom apartment located over looking the New River with spectacular views of down town and the water in the heart of Fort Lauderdale. This unit whose second bedroom is laid out as a study with its own WiFi, features stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, wood floors, and an over-sized balcony. It has an excellent location. Walk across the bridge to the Broward Center for Performing Arts and all that Las Olas Boulevard has to offer or catch the water taxi over to the beach or along the water ways so you get to see the houses belonging to millionaires who park their super yachts at the foot of their gardens! The apartment block has its own covered secure parking, a sauna, fitness centre, pool surrounded by BBQs for use by guests and even a 24 hour lobby.
  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2009
  • Stayed: Oct 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car
Owner's Response: Thanks Frances & Michael, as travel writers that have been all over the world, your kind words mean a lot to us. No amount of paid advertising can compare to freely given endorsements like yours. We look forward to seeing you again next year for the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show. In the meantime we will be following your WEB blog and living vicariously thru your lives.
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Penthouse Luxury Apartment Downtown on the New River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p121669
+1 954 341-6812
Fort Lauderdale Greater Fort Lauderdale
5

In this condo you'll be feeling at HOME!!!

In this condo you'll be feeling at HOME!!!
  • 5 of 5
This Condo is worth every cent paying for. You have the best view ever. Condo is clean beds are good and they thought of everything. We did not have one moment that we thought we are missing something. Everything is in the neighborhood and people are friendly. We'll defiantly rent this for a 100% again. Thank you Ralph and Judy. Regards Patrick, Jennifer and Dylan
  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Penthouse Luxury Apartment Downtown on the New River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p121669
+1 954 341-6812
Fort Lauderdale Greater Fort Lauderdale
5

Awesome, feeling home far away!!

  • 5 of 5
Ralph and Judy did so much to give us a comfortable home stay for 2 weeks;
Everything we needed or thought about was there, and we could use everything we needed. The wine, drinks and nice bites and a nice warm welcome we're waiting for us...So sweet! The condo is so nice and lovely decorated and we loved the attentions with a personal touch!! 
A very good and organised explanation for everything in and around the house.
Everything is very clean and stocked, we've never seen before!!
Thank you so much for that...

We travel 2 times a year and been all over the world, this is really the most "perfect" exception we experienced before, a 5 stars Hotel cant even reach this quality.
Our compliments for that!!
Bas & Debby want to thank you a lot for the Netflix experience!! Awesome....
Albert was very delighted with the big balcony with the great view! Splendid...
Joke wanted to take home your lounge suite and your box-spring! Delightful...
Gerrie was more than astonished that even this exist! Brilliant...

We loved the sport-room and the warm pool, we used a lot!!
We've bin all around from the Pirate Republic Bar, las Olas Boulevard with the bikes (also very nice to have for grandpa & grandma), with the Water-Taxi to several stops, eating fish and shopping at Galleria Mall, also to the Saw Grass Mall and spoiled ourselves with Hilfiger, Guess and Calvin Klein...

We hope to see you again in a couple of years!!

We wishing you lots luck, love, happiness, and good health from
Albert & Joke D&G & Bas 
  • Submitted: May 16, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Penthouse Luxury Apartment Downtown on the New River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p121669
+1 954 341-6812
Fort Lauderdale Greater Fort Lauderdale
5

We loved this condo.

  • 5 of 5
Ralph and Judy are the nicest people and keep this condo spotless, the location is 15 min from the airport and 15 min from the beach . The river walk is fun to walk or bike and we did both , also the girls paddled the kayak in the river and saw a huge turtle . Most mornings we started with a dip in the pool and coffee on the terrace watching the boats. Everything at the condo is excellent pool , hot tub, tennis court , workout room and sauna. We swam at Lauderdale beach 15 min away, went to the pier at Dania beach and my favorite the boardwalk at Hollywood beach about 25 min away . Our plan was to see as much as we could so we took about a hour ride to South Beach Miami. We liked the beach and will visit when we have more time . At Lauderdale beach we did the drift fishing only caught some small fish but was a nice ride. Everyone liked the glass bottom boat snorkel trip . We took the early trips and had time to rest on the beach or at the pool after dinner.
Having the well stocked kitchen and the washer and dryer saved us a lot of time and was key to getting early starts.
Thank You Ralph and Judy , we will be back!
Rich, Roseanne, Rosemarie and Molly
  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Rick and Rose for the nice review and Judy and I are happy that you enjoyed yourselves. It was nice that the girls got to take the kayak out on the river - that is something special. It sounds like you got the most out of your vacation and we are happy we could help make it special. Come back again soon.
Regards,
Ralph and Judy
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Penthouse Luxury Apartment Downtown on the New River
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+1 954 341-6812
Fort Lauderdale Greater Fort Lauderdale
5

A Review in Rhyme

  • 5 of 5
Reflections On Our Month in Ft. Laud

By: Beth Shepard


We had a lovely month at the condo in the sky
Enjoying the views, the time just flew by.

Ralph and Judy have certainly thought of it all
And if you have a problem, just email or call!

They've got TV's and Blu-Ray, I-Pod and Internet
A well stocked kitchen, and let's not forget

Special soaps and candles for the Jacuzzi
Alcohol and mixers could make you feel woozy!

Ralph's got a notebook full of information
Instructions, suggestions to maximize your vacation.

The building itself is elegant and clean
The fitness room, sauna and pool are a dream.

There's so much to see while you are here
But let me make something abundantly clear

There'll be days that are packed from morning to night,
But just staying "home" will be such a delight!

Here are some recommendations..things that we've done
Las Olas...the restaurants...pricey, but YUM!

The beach in Hollywood- only 20 minutes away
Walk the Broadwalk, take a swim, you'll have a great day.

Go to Bonnet House and Viscaya, plan to spend a lot of time
These homes and gardens are simply divine!

Get tickets to the Broward, go enjoy some shows
It's right across the river, you could walk- goodness knows.

Cruise the intercostal - take a ride in a boat
The water taxi, Jungle Queen or Riverfront Cruises get our vote.

Take a drive to the north, visit Lauderdale-by the Sea
Eat at Aruba's, try Bimini bread...delicious as can be!


Then go on to Delray, Boca, and exclusive Palm Beach
The homes you'll see there are totally out of reach!

You'll make your own discoveries, and find things that make you smile
Read the pamphlets in the dining room drawer, yeah, that'll take awhile!

This area is great in any kind of weather
The best thing though, is spending time together.

The Esplanade is a wonderful home base with a view
For that, Ralph and Judy......a heartfelt THANK YOU!

Beth and John Shepard
  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Beth, you are so nice to take the time to write that - plus you are so talented. No wonder your students think you are the best teacher. You and John come back again soon.
Deepest regards,
Ralph and Judy
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Penthouse Luxury Apartment Downtown on the New River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p121669
+1 954 341-6812
Fort Lauderdale Greater Fort Lauderdale
Canada
5

Very nice place to stay

  • 5 of 5
we have spent 8 days at the condo and I have to say that the place is perfect. Wonderful location, beautiful interior decoration and very attentive owners. I would definitely go back.
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+
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Car: recommended

If you are not familiar with the Downtown area of Fort Lauderdale, it is the fastest growing, most vibrant part of the City. A number of years ago the City Commission decided to re-develop the downtown area as an arts, entertainment and residential living area. A number of studies were done and a master plan developed. The first phase was the building of the “Riverwalk Park” along the north bank of the New River (the main river that runs through the downtown area and has some of the most expensive homes in the City). The Riverwalk Park allows you to walk the river (or ride one of our bikes) and enjoy the activities. The west end of the Park (where we are) starts at the cultural center of Broward County with the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, and going east passes the Museum of Discovery and IMAX Theater, the Old Ft. Lauderdale Village and Museum, the Museum of Art (one of the few museums in the country to show the King Tut Exhibition) - Continued below

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Fort Lauderdale Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Pre-winter
Dec 1 - Dec 8
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
Holiday
Dec 9 - Jan 3
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
 
 
Winter
Jan 4 - Apr 15
30 night minimum stay
$6,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
$4,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 5.0%
Notes You can cancel up to 30 days before your arrival with a $150 cancellation fee .

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Fort Lauderdale Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Floor Area:
  • 1230 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Garage ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Elevator
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telescope
  • Air Conditioning
  • Washing Machine
  • Heating
  • Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Towels Provided
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone
Kitchen:
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishwasher
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    2nd - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master - 1 king
    2nd - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 'den' with plasma TV and desk
  • The second bedroom is smaller (128 sq. feet) and is set up as a den/office/bedroom with a desk complete with high speed wireless internet service, free unlimited telephone calling anywhere in the US and Canada, and a printer/scanner/copier/FAX machine - an arrangement that makes an ideal business office. The room also has a 40 inch plasma TV and DVD player. The bed is a sofa bed with a 2 inch foam topper. The master bedroom is very large (206 sq. feet) and very comfortable with a pillow-top king size mattress with a small combo TV/DVD for watching late night TV.
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • VCR
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • limited accessibility
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • Communal Pool
  • Sauna
  • Heated Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • golf
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • cycling
  • tennis
Notes:
1 king bed, 1 sleep sofa, Whirlpool tub and shower, 50' HD TV with Blu-ray player in living room with sofa seating for 6, broadband wireless internet service, 2 reserved parking spaces, free unlimited telephone service calling anywhere in the US and Canada

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