FANTASTIC 2 BEDROOM VACATION HOUSE ON PRIVATE LAKE IN FT. LAUDERDALE

Ann McGinnis

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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FANTASTIC 2 BEDROOM VACATION HOUSE ON PRIVATE LAKE IN FT. LAUDERDALE

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2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, private pool, on our lake in Fort Lauderdale, sleeps 5

This great vacation house is situated on a private lake in Fort Lauderdale, there are houses next door to it, but the view out the back is unrestricted with no other houses or fences. The house is in a residential neighborhood, but other houses are not permitted to use the lake. It is a totally unique location in South Florida. You may fish at the lake. The house is fully furnished, just arrive with your suitcase for a great vacation, everything else is provided. 10 mins from Fort Lauderdale Airport, 10-15 mins from the beach, 5 mins from Las Olas and downtown. Its the perfect spot to enjoy South Florida. If you wish, you have the added bonus of reserving water ski lessons. We run a water-ski school on the lake (well away from the house) but you can see the skiers out on the water from your home as you eat your breakfast or laze by the pool.

The address to the property is 4524 SW 24th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33317.

Imagine a place where nearly any activity is available and is served up with sunshine. Fort Lauderdale, is a world class destination. From luxury mega yachts to high performance speedboats, stretch limousines, sport cars and the finest resorts to multi million estates, South Florida has the beauty and adventure that truly belongs in the movies.

Looking for a relaxing lunch? with some 3,000 restaurants you can dine on a distinct cusine at every meal. If the beach is calling, you will easily find a spot with more than 23 miles of sand and surf and the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean. If diving is more your forte you will find 73 artificial reefs, greater Fort Lauderdale is the wreck dive site capital of the United States.

There are over 12 shopping malls and over 1,000 speciality retail shops. You can find everything you want from the finest merchandise to the bargains of the flea markets.

If it is culture you seek, you will be surprised at the array of museums and galleries displaying fine art. Performing art venues offer wonderful performances of all kinds from ballet to rock bands.

South Florida is a beautiful area, you will see many kinds of wildlife from parrots flying through the skies to alligators in the Everglades to the turtles laying their eggs on the beach, you will be in awe of the spectacular wildlife in our area.

You will be amazed and enchanted by our beautiful city, there is something here for everyone!

History of the Lake

The McGinnis Family purchased the lake in 1975, back then the area was considered quite far west, over the years we have become more central with the growth of Fort Lauderdale.

The lake is 50 acres and approximately 30 feet deep, it is filled with freshwater springs. The original landowners bought the land to dig rock and sand from the area and sold the fill to builders who used it to build the Turnpike. It was dug so deep that they dug into the Biscayne Aquifer and that is how the lake was formed. We have freshwater Bass, Brim, Carp and Oscar fish in the lake. There are Ospreys nesting in the Pine Trees, a bald Eagle and many marine birds who live here. You will also see Iguanas. The water temperature in the winter months is on average 72 degrees Fahrenheit , in the peak summer months its up to 92 degrees Fahrenheit.

We have run a water ski school at the lake for 30 years. People from all over the world and the United States come to water ski with us.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
Dear Ann,

We wanted to send you a note to let you know how wonderful we thought your home was. We enjoyed our stay more than you can imagine. The house is set up perfectly for anyone's needs. Very nicely decorated, extremely clean, and well equipped. The pool and hot tub after a busy day of sight-seeing was a dream. Loved the wildlife, all the beautiful birds and the very timid iguana. We would love to come back again. We would definitely recommend your home to anyone.

Thanks again.
Jan 2010
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Ann McGinnis

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Fantastic 2 Bedroom Vacation House on Private Lake in Ft. Lauderdale
average rating of 4.230769 based on 13 reviews
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Fantastic 2 Bedroom Vacation House on Private Lake in Ft. Lauderdale
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p166913
+1 954-214-2792
Fort Lauderdale Greater Fort Lauderdale
brescia, italy
5

the house where sweet dreams drift by

  • 5 of 5
“The house where sweet dreams
drift by…..”
This “ Gem “ of a house is really beautifully furnished, kitchen , bathrooms equipment etc .perfect and clean, as all the rest, for that matter, most comfortable beds out of which one never wishes to get out until the brain wakes up to its senses telling you to rush and get up so to open all the many windows and doors and allow the sun , the light and all the glitters coming from the lake to get in and dance playfully in the soft-multicolored rooms…….then you step out into a wonderland of natural beauties: ( apart from another flash of blue water reflected by the swimming pool) a slither of green grass and…a wonderful lake , a festive playground for native inhabitants : birds (ibis, herons,cranes, crows, doves , green parroquets , ….) shy iguanas…. Area : very quiet , nice neighbours. Location : perfect, you’ll find yourselves pampered and nestled in a crystal bubble ..Skischool: excellent , just check the owner 's performances and her husband 's credentials, not only as a “ boat “ pilot…..I,we, could go on and on…….with complimenting …..Owners: : the nicest, most adorable, discreet , helpful , people in the world . if you think we are exaggerating it….give it a try! You won’t regret it….Finally, on a more personal note, the house on the lake was, is, will always hold a special place in our hearts and keep the sweetest memories….Forever.
  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2009
  • Stayed: Nov 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Fiore and Marco, thank you for your wonderful review. We will miss you so much after coming to the lake for 10 years every winter. We hope you enjoy your new home in California and we will definately come and see you both in Italy and Califonia. Thank you for being such loyal and wonderful guest for the past 10 years. love and best wishes from our family.
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Fantastic 2 Bedroom Vacation House on Private Lake in Ft. Lauderdale
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p166913
+1 954-214-2792
Fort Lauderdale Greater Fort Lauderdale
5

Great house!

  • 5 of 5
This is a great house! My husband, myself and our son stayed for a week. You can't go wrong with the views, the wildlife and the water skiers going by! Ann was VERY accomodating with everything!! We definitely would like to plan on coming back in the future... Thanks Ann for making our stay so nice and relaxing! Hope to see you this year!

our thanks to you - Glenn, Josh and Sue Vidal
  • Submitted: May 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sue, Glen & Josh, for chosing our property, we look forward to seeing you again. Best regards Ann
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Fantastic 2 Bedroom Vacation House on Private Lake in Ft. Lauderdale
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p166913
+1 954-214-2792
Fort Lauderdale Greater Fort Lauderdale
Shelby
4

December Getaway

  • 4 of 5
Hi JP and Ann,
Thanks again for having us in your relaxing, quiet home. We really enjoyed watching the water skiiers by the pool. Your house met our needs nicely, expecially the very comfortable beds. We enjoyed chatting with Jim and eating the delicious star fruit and tangerines he gave us. It's too bad the pool isn't heated, but we did use the hot tub regularly. We hated to leave and return to snow. Ohio Couples
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lynn, we are so happy you had a great vacation and enjoyed the house. We would like to get the pool heated for next winter, we think it would be a nice addition. However the hot tub is a fun feature. We hope to meet you again.
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Fantastic 2 Bedroom Vacation House on Private Lake in Ft. Lauderdale
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p166913
+1 954-214-2792
Fort Lauderdale Greater Fort Lauderdale
5

GREAT House we Love it.

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I was staying in this house for 1 month. From the time we stepped in the frontdoor of the house, we felt comfortable and after 10 minutes we loved being in the house. Every thing was clean and nice, super views of the lake, where you almost everyday see the training on some of usa best water skiers, which was very interesting. Unbelievable wildlife around the house and the lake, which is hard to describe, but you just have to experience. We love the pool and Hottub as we used a lot. The house is located close to supermarket, restaurant and fantastic shopping in some of the biggest mall in FL. The beach is only 12 minutes drive away and not forgetting lot of the incredible golf courses located very close to the house. It is or 5th time in Fort Lauderdale area and the best ever. It was very hard to leave the house and go home from this vacation. So we have already rented the house again next year. Big thanks to the owner Ann and J. P. McGinnis for their kindness and make things so easy for us. Look forward to come back next year.
  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Heidi & Stig
It was such a pleasure meeting you. We are so happy you had a great vacation and enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again in October 2013. Thank you for leaving the house in such an immaculate condition when you left and thank you for the wine and chocolates.
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Fantastic 2 Bedroom Vacation House on Private Lake in Ft. Lauderdale
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p166913
+1 954-214-2792
Fort Lauderdale Greater Fort Lauderdale
1

our first vacation on the US

  • 1 of 5
Wir mieteten das Haus für 1 Woche. Die Vermieter sind sehr nett und hilfsbereit. Mein Sohn angelt sehr gern und wir bekamen von den Vermietern eine Angel geliehen. Das Haus ist in Ordnung. Es ist sauber und zweckmässig eingerichtet. Sehr gut fanden wir den beheizten Whirlpool. Diesen genossen wir jeden Abend. Was uns aber sehr störte war der Baulärm der große Baustelle an dem Autobahnkreuz Turnpike und 595. Morgens um 8 Uhr wurde man von dem Lärm geweckt und der ging bis nachmittags. Dieses Autobahnkreuz ist sehr groß und auch ohne Baustelle hört man den Verkehr. Auf den Bildern ist davon nichts zu sehen. Aber dieses Autobahnkreuz ist wirklich sehr nah. Des Weiteren liegt das Haus in der Einflugschneise des Flughafens. Bei bedecktem Wetter hört man wenig, wenn es aber schön ist, ist es nicht ruhig. Wir waren froh, das Haus nur für eine Woche gemietet zu haben.
Das Haus und der See wären eine Idylle, würde es den Flugplatz und das Autobahnkreuz in der Nähe nicht geben. We rented the house for one week. The owners are very nice and helpful. The house is clean and functional. Very well, we found the hot tub. This we enjoyed every evening. What bothered us was the very great road works at the intersection Turnpike and 595th. That began at 8 o´clock in the morning and earlier and ended in the afternoon. The motorway junction is very large and you can hear the traffic when you're lying by the pool. Also you can see the aircrafts. When the weather is overcast it is not so loud, but if is beautiful it is not quiet. We were glad to have rented the house for one week only. The house and the lake would be an idyll, if it would not stand in the near from the airport and the motorway junction. Sorry for mistakes on my part but American is not my first language.
  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Owner Response #4959607 "our first vacation on the US"

The road construction by the interstate is a billion and a half dollar improvement project to the south Florida area. It was a nuisance and noise to many, however it has now finished and is not an issue, we are sorry it bothered you and hope it did not spoil your vacation. The interstate which is a way across the lake can only be slightly heard when there is a west wind, our prevailing wind is always from the east. The airplanes landing at the airport are not heard and not going over the house, the airport is 15 minutes car ride. Many people enjoy seeing the planes and they are delivering tourists to our thriving vacation spot here in South Florida. We thank you for staying with us hope you enjoyed your first visit to America! .
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Fantastic 2 Bedroom Vacation House on Private Lake in Ft. Lauderdale
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p166913
+1 954-214-2792
Fort Lauderdale Greater Fort Lauderdale
Miami
5

GREAT PLACE!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and family stayed here for 4 days and it was better than we expected. The home is great you can relax by the pool, have a BBQ, watch the skiiers go by the lake which we will definetely have to try next time we go because we will definetely use this home if available every time we go to this area. The owners are very nice, wish all the getaway rentals were as easy as these homeowners made the whole transaction. Sorry to ramble on but I know that these reviews are a great help to future renters when choosing like it was for me! Again thank you Ann and her Husband for making this a great getaway for me and my family! Will recommend to friends and will be back!!!
  • Submitted: May 30, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Hard Rock Live - Hollywood
Rustic Inn
Coconuts Bahama Grill
McGinnis Ski School
Passion Nightclub
Westfield Broward Mall
"SHOPPING - Macy's, Sears, JC Penney, Hollister, Movie Theatre, Restaurants"
Islamorada Fish Company
Flanigans Seafood Bar & Grill
"Best Ribs in Town"
Pei Wei Asian Diner
Round Up Country Western Club
Carrabba's Italian Grill
Bass Pro Shops
"Shopping"
Sawgrass Mills
"Shopping movies"
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Steak 954
Las Olas Boulevard
Seasons 52 - Ft Lauderdale
"wonderful seasonal food. Great deserts in small shot glasses."
Ritz-Carlton
Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Tri Rail at Broward Blvd
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Florida Turnpike and I-595
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Car: necessary

The house is situated on our private lake in Fort Lauderdale, it is in a residential neighborhood and is a single family home. We run a waterski school at the lake and you may fish out the back of the house if you wish, also there are tennis courts if you want to play tennis. Its a great location, the beach is 7 miles away and takes about 10-15 mins by car. Downtown is 4 miles away. Restaurants, grocery stores and malls are 5 minutes away.

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3 night minimum stay
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Fees And Taxes Florida Sales Tax are 6%
Florida Tourist Development Tax 5%
Total taxes are 11%
WE NEVER CHARGE A CLEANING FEE!
Notes A deposit of $100 per week booked is payable to secure your vacation dates and the balance of your rental is due one month before your arrival. We accept Visa and Mastercard and Checks.We accept Paypal for an additional 2% fee.
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Amenities

Amenities

Fort Lauderdale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Lake View
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The first bathroom has a bath and shower and toilet and sink, the second bathroom has a shower and toilet and sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Pull out queen sofa bed - 1 queen
  • This vacation house has two bedrooms, the master bedroom has a king size bed and a flat screen TV and a door that leads out to the pool area. The second bedroom has a queen size bed and a flat screen TV. The living room has a queen size pullout sofa bed. There is also a roll a way bed. There is also an air mattress if you need it. There is also a pack and play which is ideal for a young child 25lbs and under, it can be used as a bed.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis Court
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Water Skis
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
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