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Jeffrey Dietrich

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Jeffrey Dietrich

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
May 12, 2015
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The Parrot House

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Fort Lauderdale House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 3 bath, detached cottage. Can sleep more than 9

The Parrot House was built in 1918 and is on the Historical Registry of Fort Lauderdale. It is the 5th oldest residential home still standiing. The three bedroom home is nestled in mature landscaping with a 4th bedroom available in the detached cottage. Heated swimming pool. The existing vegetation and wooden fence around the border of the property create a private tropical oasis. The home has been thoroughly restored and each room holds the charm and harmony of an older tropical home combined with new furnishings and interior design that compliments the historical character of the home. The kitchen is complete with top of the line stainless steel appliances. The living room has the original fire place. The den has 11 windows with views to the heated pool and gardens.

The previous owner was a landscape architect and over 15 species of palm trees along with stately live oaks create a tropical ambiance that is nothing short of superlative in its beauty. Landscape lighting at night around the heated pool makes you feel like you are in a 5 star tropical resort.

There are parrot feeders in the front gardens that attract over 5 species of wild exotic parrots that visit the feeders in flocks throughout the day. A host of resident and migratory native bird species like painted buntings, cardinals, mockingbirds visit the mature vegetation of the gardens and neighborhood.

In addition to the central AC there is a separate split level air conditioner on the upper floor that allows guests to custom control the temperature throughout the home and in the cooler seasons windows can be opened with screens to enjoy the cool micro climate created by the mature vegetation.

Majestic Royal Palms border the large swimming pool which is tucked into the landscaping and surrounded by a stone and wooden deck which is located just off the first story porch and protected from the rain. This area is accessed from the den and two bedrooms and is a major hang spot for guests. The 2nd floor balcony off the master bedroom puts you in the canopy of the live oaks.

The Parrot House is a unique property in Fort Lauderdale.

More Details
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jeffrey Dietrich (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 12, 2015

About Jeffrey Dietrich

The current owners are the founders of two eco resorts, one in Panama (Mount Totumas Cloud Forest) and the other in Thailand (Koh Jum Beach Villas) . They spend most the year managing these resorts and maintain the Parrot House as their home when in the US. Jeffrey was born in Pennsylvania, lived over 25 years abroad and is educated as a naturalist having graduated in Environmental Science from Antioch College. Alma was born in the Philippines. They have been married 25 years and have two daughters. Their passion is nature and preservation of bio diversity.

Both Alma and Jeff lived over 20 years in South Florida and have visited natural areas throughout the sate. They are wealth of information for visitors interested in visiting some of the remaining preserved areas of 'Real Florida'.

Jeffrey Dietrich purchased this house in 2010

Why Jeffrey Dietrich chose Fort Lauderdale

With the past boom and busts of real estate in South Florida and the transient nature of the local population, older historical homes have largely been wiped off the map as poor city management allowed developers to tear down many of the historical homes. The Parrot House will celebrate its 100 year anniversary in just a couple of years and is the 5th oldest residency in Fort Lauderdale located in an old historical neighborhood where older vegetation still echoes back to the virgin Oak hammocks that once lined the New River. These attributes are what attracted us to this home. Open windows in the cooler season create breezeways that still show the intelligent architectural design present before air conditioning. Mature landscaping creates a cooler microclimate during hot summers.

The gardens and trees in the neighborhood and property hold a large number of native species of birds and butterflies, both resident and migratory. Together with the exotic flocks of feral parrots the home and neighborhood is shared with a large diversity of flora and fauna.

What makes this house unique

You are in a tropical oasis when you are a guest of the Parrot House, whether you are in the hammock on the porch by the pool or on the upper porch looking into the canopy of live oaks and royal palms. The historical Parrot House is a luxurious escape into the tropics and the past.

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 21 traveler reviews

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The Parrot House
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
Florida
5

Reunion weekend

  • 5 of 5

Met up with 6 college friends for a long weekend. We had a blast. The house is warm and cozy and delightfully furnished. Kitchen is well equipped and can accommodate two cooks at once. The dinning room seats 6-8. The sunroom is a great spot to relax or watch TV, very comfy couches. The master bedroom is on the upper floor and is charming with slopped ceilings and a king size bed. The master bath has a great shower and wonderful light. There is a balcony off this room. The other two bedrooms are on the first floor and both open into the porch and pool area (why I don't recommend this house for families with small children) and share a connecting bath. This bathroom has a claw foot tub with hand held shower. The forth bedroom is in the pool house and has a half bath. This room is large and lovely. The surprise was the outdoor shower which I loved. Very private but open at the top so the sun poured in and you could hear the birds singing.

The pool area has fabulous landscaping and plenty of deck chairs and chaise lounges.

You can walk from the house, which is hidden away in a beautifully treed neighborhood west of downtown, to Esplanade Park on Riverwalk and catch the water taxi which takes you to just about anywhere in Ft Lauderdale and also to Hollywood. This is a little over a mile walk. Ft Lauderdale also has the 777-7777 taxi service with friendly drivers so getting around without a car is possible although I was glad to have mine with me. I made several 15 minute runs to the airport to pick up people coming in from out of state. I guess the planes take off in an other direction as noise was never an issue except for the squaking parrots!

All in all this is an awesome property with a very accommodating owner and a property manager who is as helpful as anyone could want.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Narberth, PA, USA
5

FAMILY REUNION

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our time at the comfortable Parrot House. We were pleasantly surprised by the delightful surrounding residential neighborhood that is laid out along the waterways in Fort Lauderdale. Loved the pool, the landscape and the outdoor shower. Beach not too far and we went everyday for an hour or so, to swim in the warm ocean. Everything we needed was an easy drive yet we felt secluded and at home while staying at this quiet property.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Barrie
5

Great golf trip

  • 5 of 5

The Parrot House exceeded all of our expectations. The yard was very secluded and the pool was excellent. Also really enjoyed the convenience of having the River Side Restaurant walking distance from the house. It's a great house and property and would definately go back.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Romantic getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was the first time my husband and I decided to try a vacation house rental over a hotel stay. We have stayed in pretty high end hotels in Miami and considers ourselves pretty picky but given the reviews we decided to give this house a try. We ended up flying out after a snowstorm, and our flight got delayed then cancelled, we managed to find another flight hours later and we got to the house hours after we originally told the property manager, Jim, who had been waiting to meet us for a few hours by then. Although we had kept him waiting until 11 pm for hours, he was super gracious about it and we were so grateful to be dealing with a nice person!! Once we finally got there, we were absolutely delighted with the house! It was spotless and exactly as shown in the pictures. The pool area is perfect! (Just a heads up that it is on the shadier side had to keep moving my lounge chair to catch the sun, but that's the price of privacy)

overall wonderful house we would defend tell come back!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Wonderful service

  • 5 of 5

We needed extra blow up mattresses and they jumped right on it. Plenty of towels & linens and a well stocked kitchen and grill. Customer service was top notch!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Christmas 2013

  • 5 of 5

We were joined by children and grandchildren for our second visit to the Parrot House and once again found it to be everything we remembered from our previous visit . A six on a five point scale . We will return in two years for our third visit . Perfect for our family from Utah/Colorado/Tennessee and us from Florida . The owners are great and Jimmie the property manager was exceptional .Loved It !!!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Fort Lauderdale International Airport
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Tri Rail
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I95
Nearest Beach
22 Miles
Miami International Airport

The Parrot House is located in historical Riverside Park and is a 10 minute walk from The Riverwalk and downtown Fort Lauderdale. Riverside Park is bordered by 2 branches of the New River where access to the neighborhood is restricted to local traffic. There are only two entry points, one of which is a historical swing bridge on Palm Ave. . Add the mature vegetation with tall majestic live oaks and older homes and you have the perfect quiet location as a base for walking or driving to Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding attractions. The beaches are only a 5 minute drive. The airport and interstate are both within a 10 minute drive as well. Also within a 10 minute walk is the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, the Museum of Discovery and Science, Imax Theatre and the beginning of The River Walk. .

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Rates & Availability

From $450 Per night

Fort Lauderdale House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Holiday Season
Dec 15 2015 - Jan 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
High Season
Jan 11 2016 - Mar 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$550
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$450
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250.00
Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes The Parrot House is next to the Riverside Bungalow (VRBO Listing 392559) and can be offered as a compound for larger private groups that will sleep up to 15 people. The fence bordering the properties is opened and pathways join the two properties. Inquiry about rates for renting both properties.

Cancellation Policy

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

Fort Lauderdale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Up to 3 Pick and Play cribs available for small children
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 4 (detached cottage) - 2 queen
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (1). Can provide queen mattress futon for additional sleep arrangement.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We own the neighboring property (see VRBO listing 392559) and can open gate to join both lots for accommodating groups up to 15 people when combined. Please inquire. Check in time on day of arrival is 4:00pm Check out time on day of departure is 10:00am We try our best to accommodate guest requests for early check in or late check out when possible.

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