|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This gated, walled, tropically landscaped private estate is complete with 1,400 sq ft concrete dock, calming fountains, and two-story green house/solarium/exercise room. Outdoor living offers eight-person hot tub, pool with umbrellas, and myriad decks and furnished patios with privacy curtains.
Indoor living features 35 foot ceilings open to the entire three-story castle with decor representing art of many centuries. Enjoy a gourmet kitchen with multiple ovens, cook tops, sinks, and dishwashers, refrigerators and a butler pantry.
Kitchen flows into the family room with entertainment center and beautiful views of the Middle River and the solarium. Relax in your forty foot living/dining room with wet bar and a gas fireplace that can be enjoyed from inside our outside the castle. Read in your office/library, find activities or local festivals with the office computer/WIFI, or work out in the gym in the solarium.
Enjoy your privacy in one of eight (8) bedrooms each with full, private baths. Master bedroom has king bed with 10 x 10 walk in shower/steam/tub room. Three additional bedrooms with king beds, one with queen bed, one with queen and twin bed, one with three twin beds and one with two full beds.
Concierge service to arrange travel, transportation, local shopping, tours, and reservations for restaurants, messages, baby-sitting, etc.
Address is 1317 Middle River Drive, Ft Lauderdale FL 33304
Contact Owner 954-553-1102
This was indeed a castle. We had my sister 65th birthday party and we had a blast! Alot of times the pictures look better than the actual place but this is not the case. The pictures doesn't do any justice to the actual castle. It is beautiful inside and outside and equipped with everything you need for a spectacular visit. I would absolutely recommend this rental to anyone. It was almost like being on our own private little island even though we were in the city and very close to the mall, stores, airport, etc. I didn't have any direct dealings with the owners regarding the rental process, but I was told they were very professional, nice and easy to deal with. I met the owners briefly one day and they were very personable and eager to accomodate our family in anyway possible. We didn't want to leave and will definitely return again.
My wife and I booked a stay at the castle for our wedding. It was a great selection because of the location, views from the property, and it's accomodations for our guests. The roof top offers spectacular views and a stunning sunset. It is spacious enough to comfortable have 8, 6-top round tables without feeling crowded.
Overall, the wedding was wonderful. The owner, Michael, was another story. He was a nightmare to communicate with and an absolute control freak. In the middle of the reception, he barged in to confront my wife and I about parking. We were allowed 16 spaces and I'm sorry, we went over that number. Luckily he was stopped by my brother-in-law before he was able take an unnecessary scene.
Secondly, if you have a large number of guest who will stay at the property, get ready for cold showers if you're not up at the crack of dawn.
Our overall experience was great except when Michael was involved. If you are so fortunate to book this property, hopefully you will communicate with John. Not only is he friendly and accomodating, but he also has common sense and can think rationally.
I'm surprised the other reviews were so positive. Perhaps in house catering is the answer to a positive experience! Who knows!!!!
Wow!! I can't say enough about this spectacular castle!! The pool is that of a 5 star resort with a beautiful fountain statue at the end (and you don't have to arrive with all the pool chairs already saved or taken by other guests.)!! The separate jacuzzi is huge and amazing!! There is literally a room of fresh towels, and also two washers and dryers. There is even a massive barbecue where we grilled for 14 one night. It was easy to use. We usually stay at the Ritz, but wanted a place where my parents, who are not as mobile, could really "be" with us - instead of walking distances to the pools and restaurants, etc. We couldn't have been happier!! There is cozy outdoor pool furniture with a rooftop above. My parents sat all day with us and could be out of the sun when they desired. All of the bedrooms are very nice. You could sunbathe all day, and there is a beautiful neighborhood to take walks in the morning. The kitchen is gorgeous and centrally located near the pool, so you can pop in for a cold beverage. The owner was more than accommodating to needs (thank you for allowing Louie to join us)!! Also, the is a huge rooftop with furniture. We stayed over New Year's Eve and watched fireworks from the rooftop going off in at least six locations!! It was the most incredible way to bring in the New Year with my family!! I highly recommend this Castle for your next get away!! This was the first time I chose a home vs. a resort for a vacation. I wouldn't do it any other way for a family vacation in the future!! I hope to return soon!! Thank you!! Thank you!!
We had my daughter's wedding here with about 40 guests. We were beyond impressed with the setup that was stress free. We felt Michael gave us more than we ever expected. He is a generous soul. Everyone loved the menu and the evening went smoothly. The servers were fabulous. All of the guests enjoyed the environment and the size of the home was very comfortable.
The castle is an absolute gem!!! The owners created a beauty and luxury that one should see and experience. Everything is done so smartly and with an incredible taste – architecture, interior décor, arts… Also the location is amazing too – the beaches in Ft Lauderdale are so much nicer than in Miami. We had our 50th celebration there and a family re-union and it was the best experience. Michael catered for our party and it was great – basically everything he does is just incredible! Thank you so much, guys!
This was the second time at the "Castle" for my wife and I and my sister and brother-in-law. Last year was with 5 other couples, this year was with our children and grand children. We came back because we enjoyed it so much last year. Michael and Bob are excellent hosts, and leave you wanting for nothing. The Castle has all the amenities you could want, and is so close to so many things to see and do. We would highly recommend the Castle to anyone!
The Bonnet House botanical Gardens are at the beach about a mile from the house. The Galleria Mall, a walkable .2 miles on the other side of Sunrise Highway, has shops, restaurants, bars and cafe's for your eating and shopping pleasure. PF Changs has comfortable outside seating and the Jade Garden on the house side of Sunrise Highway has wonderful Chinese food with a very friendly staff.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Feb 21 - Apr 27
Out of Season
May 1 - Dec 14
|Property Damage Protection||$99.00|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.