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Downtown Vintage Charm. Sleeps 8/LargeYard/Downtown,/Beach SPECIAL MONTHLY RATE

Cynthia Brown

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, Bahasa Malaysia
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Cynthia Brown

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, Bahasa Malaysia
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Calendar last updated:
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Downtown Vintage Charm. Sleeps 8/LargeYard/Downtown,/Beach SPECIAL MONTHLY RATE

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Hollywood House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms/1+ bath home, short walk to downtown Hollywood, close to beach

Built in the 1940's, this 3 bedroom/1+ bath Craftsman style home is full of vintage tropical charm and well appointed. It is located within a short 3 blocks away from Hollywood’s vibrant downtown, offering a wide selection of fine dining/shops, Young Circle events, children's playground and easy access to public transportation and grocery/drug stores. Hollywood Beach and Boardwalk is a quick 3-5 minutes drive away. It is also conveniently located 15 minutes south of the Fort Lauderdale airport and 25 minutes north of the Miami airport.

Perfect for couples, families or friends. Children are welcome. Guests will feel at home right away with its comfortable furnishings and great attention to details.

The spacious master bedroom is furnished with a King sized bed and seating area. There is a single daybed that serves as a window seating for a quiet reading nook or a twin bed. Second bedroom has a Queen sized bed and an armoire. Cozy third bedroom with a convertible single bed also serves as a quiet reading room. Sofa in living room converts into a Queen sleeper. Twin roll away bed and portable crib available upon request.

Full bathroom comes with full size tub/shower. Additional separate bathroom with shower/sink.

Living room with remote controlled fireplace for ambiance and sounds of a crackling fire (no heat). Central heat and air conditioning. For entertainment, there is an LCD TV/DVD player, small library of DVDs, books and games. Fully equipped kitchen with sunny eat-in breakfast area; full size fridge/freezer, stove, oven, microwave, coffee maker, blender, mixer, cooking and eating utensils. Enjoy a nice sit down meal at the formal dining room. Shared laundry facility in detached building on the property.

Relax and enjoy the outdoors in the privacy of a fenced in, nicely landscaped backyard complete with a private patio/deck area. Come experience outdoor cooking at its best; gas BBQ grill, single burner and an outdoor sink.

Convenient & free on street parking. FREE high speed wireless internet and cable TV. Bath towels, linens and basic toiletries are provided. COMPLIMENTARY bottle of wine.

This charming vintage tropical getaway awaits you. Welcome to Hollywood’s “Downtown Vintage Charm”.

PEAK SEASON: 2 nights minimum. 1 night stays as scheduling permits only, please feel free to inquire. NON PEAK SEASON: 4 nights minimum, Monthly Rate available.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Cynthia Brown (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, Bahasa Malaysia
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 2, 2015

About Cynthia Brown

I am a retired professional from the high tech industry of Silicon Valley. My husband is a retired accountant. Motivated by our desire to share with others the natural beauty of the redwoods and creekside setting of our weekend getaway home in the Santa Cruz mountains of California, we started renting it out in early 2011 to vacationers. Since then, we discovered our true passion in creating aesthetically pleasing, practical and comfortable "home away from home" living spaces for others to enjoy. During our annual visits to my in-laws in southwest Florida, we fell in love with the vibrancy of the Fort Lauderdale/Miami area and the beautiful beaches. Subsequently, we established other rental homes in Hollywood.

Cynthia Brown purchased this house in 2011

Why Cynthia Brown chose Hollywood

We used to visit family in Southwest Florida every year and fell in love with the Fort Lauderdale/Miami area for its vibrancy and multi-cultural flair. Hollywood is a city with a smaller town feel but yet is very accessible to Fort Lauderdale and Miami.

What makes this house unique

The house is full of vintage charm as it is a Craftsman style home built in the 1940's. It still has its original dade pine floors and small touches of woodwork. Matured trees graced the yard making it a wonderful place to enjoy the outdoors.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We felt most welcomed by Cynthia and Quintin. The Entry code and directions were communicated to us before we arrived via email and the house was clean and perfectly located for our purposes. The neighborhood was fine and the Church and Supermarket were right around the corner. We had a wonderful time and we highly recommend this house to anyone who is vacationing in Miami or Ft. Lauderdale
Mar 2015
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Bedrooms 3
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Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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Downtown Vintage Charm. Sleeps 8/LargeYard/Downtown,/Beach SPECIAL MONTHLY RATE
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 45 reviews

Wish we could live here

  • 5 of 5

We planned a last-minute trip to Florida to escape the bleak cold and wet of winter, and we needed a place that our kids could be comfortable and safe so we weren't all stressed the whole trip. This house was great- lots of character and very homey. It has all you'd need for a short or extended stay and is located close enough to walk to downtown easily (even if you're only 1.5 years old). The back yard is gorgeous- coconut trees, mango, bougainvillea and nice shady spots for reading outside. The kitchen is adorable too- the little eat-in area has such peaceful light and is a great place to enjoy family. Conveniences included things like: tv/dvd in the family room and bedroom, hair dryer, washer/dryer, beach chairs and other beach necessities, and Internet. The house has quirks, to be sure, but it was definitely somewhere we wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada

godd place, hollywood is a very nice place

  • 5 of 5

we had an excellent vacation, the cottage was great and the situation was very good, we recommand to other people, thank to the owners,

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Don't be deceived!

  • 1 of 5

Don't be deceived by the advertising, all you gonna get is a room with one bed and a couch with a bathroom, no more! No chairs, no table, no closet, no laundry, not even air conditioning!!! No microwave, no kitchen, the outdoor kitchen is bad joke, it's nothing than a dirty old griller!

You're better off going to Travelodge for half price and you'll get more than this!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Since this review, it is no longer available as a partial one bedroom/bath rental. It is for an entire home rental. Many VRBO positive guest reviews have indicated that it is true to the pictures and description. Guests who have booked thru other websites have also given very positive reviews which I have posted as guest comments on VRBO and these can be found toward the bottom of the listing page. What is clearly detailed as available amenities is available. There is an arm chair in the bedroom with two outdoor dining sets. There is a long dresser with many clothes hangers and hooks in the bedroom. When a request was made for the air conditioner to be turned up, it was immediately adjusted and remained that way for the rest of your 3 nights stay. We were also trying to be flexible and accommodate a family of 4 in a one bedroom/bath partial rental when the maximum number of guests is 3 with a reasonable nightly rate of $55. I highly doubt that a Travelodge or equivalent is for half the price with a private yard.

Great location! Beautiful beach! Perfect vacation!

  • 4 of 5

Downtown Vintage Charm - is the perfect name for this cozy room!

Very clean and lovely furnished, we loved the huge bed :) Nice bathroom like expected from the pictures.

Its great located close to the beautiful Hollywood beach (which I`d choose over Miami Beach any time!) with its nice Broadwalk. We loved the closeness to downtown Hollywood with bars, restaurants and shops (within walking distance) and to Miami, Sawgrass Mills Mall or daytrips to the Everglades.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Amazing Value

  • 4 of 5

We stayed two evenings at "downtown vintage charm" and really enjoyed ourselves. The "room" was spacious and clean. The king sized bed was very comfortable. The mini fridge was a great bonus - great to chill lotion for our sunburned skin, lol. The bathroom was bright & clean with shampoo provided. There was not a hair dryer.

The beach & boardwalk in Hollywood is really busy and parking can be quite tricky on a beautiful day. There is a parking garage & parking on the street - but I would suggest heading to the beach at an earlier time to reduce stress with finding spots. The garage was "full" when we left at 2pm. I would guess that it would be a 30 minute walk to the beach (approx. 2 miles)

Downtown Hollywood is a short five minute walk - we enjoyed breakfast each morning at Chocolada - which I can definitely recommend. We picked up two cafe con leches & a delicious "ham & cheese" croissant for our drive out of town - yum.

On Monday evenings, there is a food truck gathering in Young Circle (also a 5 minute walk) that was so fun! The Publix grocery store & Starbucks are also very close by, which is a real plus.

You really can't beat the price to rent the "room" but noise can be an issue. We were extra careful with the television volume at night but could clearly hear the owners on the phone in the morning in their area of the house. We would absolutely return but it is worth noting that this is not like a typical hotel room.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Great value close to the beach!

  • 4 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at Downtown Vintage Charm. The location is near the beach, within walking distance of many shops and restaurants, and in a safe neighborhood. Six blocks away is Hollywood Blvd, with tons of restaurants and cafes. Walk one more block and you will be in the Arts Park, with playgrounds ,art sculptures, great green space, and even an art museum (which was closed when we went, but looked cool). It was around a 5-minute drive to Hollywood beach and the Broadwalk (check it out!). I recommend driving east until you get to the bridge that overlooks the Hollywood Resort, find parking on the west side of the bridge, then walk across the bridge and the last couple of blocks to get to the Broadwalk and the beach. Then, spend the whole day out there! The Broadwalk has all the shops, restaurants, cafes, playgrounds, and beach you could possibly want, without the crazy Spring-Breakers. By using street parking on the other side, you will save yourself a good chunk of change.

The room is sufficiently big, and the owners ensure it is stocked with all you need (DVDs, books, a refrigerator, coffee, shampoo and body wash!). We had access to a beautiful backyard with a grill and outdoor seating. It was all an incredible value, especially considering motels and hotels around this area can be twice the price and half the cleanliness / friendliness / amenities.

Our only gripes that keep it from being a 5-star review are the thin walls and ants. The owners live in the same house, separated by only a thin wall, and we were always conscious that we may disturb them (although they never mentioned it, and only required quiet hours after 10 pm, which is generous). There is not the same freedom you may feel in a hotel room where, even if you are loud, you don't really care about the neighbors. Also, a couple of days in to our stay, a small ant infestation occurred in the room. We notified Quentin, and he promptly provided us with effective treatment options, as well as personally spraying down the trail of ants for us.

All that said, you will not be disappointed with your choice in this beautiful home for your vacation!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
4.3 Miles
Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Hollywood Beach
Car: not necessary

An easy, short 3 blocks walk to Hollywood's vibrant downtown. The house is located on a very quiet street with friendly neighbors. 5 mins drive to the Hollywood Beach with boardwalk. Conveniently located close to trolley stop for your daytime explorations. Lots more to do and see in Fort Lauderdale about 15 mins away and Miami about 25 mins south.


Rates & Availability

From $139 Per night

Hollywood House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 1 2014 - May 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Jun 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Dec 1 2015 - May 31 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90
Refundable damage deposit $200

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Hollywood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - shower , Sink with shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Convertible single bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming

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