Tara Christou

Speaks english, greek, italian
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Oakland Park House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, private heated pool, 1 1/2 miles to beach

Enjoy the sun in the privacy of the fenced in yard with heated pool at this tastefully, fully equipped home! Have a drink at the outdoor dining table, or fix a meal on the gas BBQ. You might also chose to relax in the breezy, screened patio in this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with completely modern facilities. The kitchen is fully equipped and has stainless steel appliances, the bathrooms have granite countertops, and there are state of the art laundry facilities in the spacious laundry room. The living room has a wireless audio docking system and a 47 inch, flatscreen HDTV, with a DVD player. Each bedroom also has a flat screen tv, including one with an X-box for the kids. Cable tv and wifi are provided. A large desk is available, along with a wireless printer and telephone with free long distance service in the USA and Canada.

The 1600 sq. ft. (145 sq. m) house has beautiful oak floors throughout, as well as elegant touches such as crown molding. The design is open concept, with the living room, dining area and kitchen in the center of the house, and the 3 bedrooms surrounding the main room. French doors in the living room allow a view of the pool, and they open up onto the back patio. Two of the bedrooms have French doors leading out to the front screened patio. All bedrooms have large closets with plenty of storage space, as well as abundant cabinet space in the bathrooms. The King sized beds and extra long twin beds have ultra comfortable mattresses. Linens and towels are provided, including beach towels. The house is stocked with a good selection of dvds, books and games. The pool has an optional child safety fence available for installation upon request.

Use the home as a comfortable base to explore the beautiful, sandy beaches of Ft. Lauderdale, with the nearest beach only 1 ½ miles away. Sample the numerous restaurants close by, which include a number of locally owned and unique fares. Visit the famous Las Olas Blvd. and downtown Ft. Lauderdale, go shopping at the area’s well known malls, enjoy local water sports, spas, and have easy access to supermarkets, banks, major chain stores and golf courses. Or drive 3 miles to highway 95 to access any of south Florida’s endless attractions, including Miami and South Beach, which are just a short drive away. This house is in an ideal location, situated in a quiet neighborhood, but just a few minutes away from everything!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Tara Christou (Owner)
Advertiser since 2013
Speaks english, greek, italian

About Tara Christou

I have lived in South Florida with my family for over 9 years. We've enjoyed the abundant wildlife and multiple attractions of the area. When we went on family vacations we often rented lovely homes through HomeAway and VRBO, so now that most of my children have left for college I decided to set up my own vacation rental and enjoy my time providing an inviting place for vacationers to stay. It was fun to find the perfect vacation house and to furnish it with attractive and comfortable furniture. I love the win-win concept of these types of rentals- both the guests and owners benefit. The guest spends less money than on a hotel, but gets far more privacy and amenities. The owner gets to have a personal touch with her rental home and maintain a high standard for guests.

I look forward to renting to both my fellow Americans and guests from abroad. My approach to assisting clients in meeting their needs is shaped by my unique background of having lived in multiple countries. Having lived in 3 different countries in Europe for over 13 years has shaped my approach in assisting guests in meeting their needs.This helped me understand the unique difficulties one faces when visiting a new place. I am easily available for questions during a guest’s visit, whether by email, text or phone. I will also give guests an introductory tour of the area if they wish!

Tara Christou purchased this house in 2013

Why Tara Christou chose Oakland Park

South Florida is a wonderful place to live and visit. Ft. Lauderdale is a vibrant city with abundant restaurants, shopping and beautiful beaches. The house itself impressed me as the perfect place to stay while visiting the area. It has been well maintained and has been tastefully updated. The open concept design is perfect for a family or friends on vacation. The heated pool is in new condition, and has underwater lights for night enjoyment. It also has a child safety fence available on request. The bedrooms are large with plenty of storage. I knew the luxurious bathrooms would be inviting to guests. The quiet mid-century neighborhood is a quiet, friendly oasis in the midst of the vibrant city and all its offerings.

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 6 traveler reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Oakland Park Greater Fort Lauderdale
Vancouver, BC
5

Lovely Home

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed in this lovely home for the month of April and enjoyed it thoroughly. The house is attractively done, very comfortable and very well outfitted. The neighborhood is quiet, close to many restaurants, shopping and the beach is not too far. Tara, the owner, couldn't be nicer or more helpful. We highly recommend this rental.
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Oakland Park Greater Fort Lauderdale
5

Wonderful home in a nice neighborhood close to highways, shopping & entertainment.

Wonderful home in a nice neighborhood close to highways, shopping & entertainment.
  • 5 of 5
As you drive up to the home you notice a welcoming screened porch area with comfortable furnishings. Excellent area to relax in the morning and enjoy your coffee and paper. As you walk into the home you notice the open floor plan and kitchen area, along with the beautiful hardwoods throughout the home. The home is decorated in a very comforting way to make you feel at home and welcomed while on vacation. The bedrooms are spacious with comfortable beds. The yard and pool areas are well kept and are very nice and enjoyable. Your host is very easy to contact and responsive to your needs. Our family enjoyed our two weeks there and would definitely consider returning in the future.
  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Oakland Park Greater Fort Lauderdale
5

Really lovely spot!

  • 5 of 5
We were there for 6 weeks and went from 1 to 7 people in that time. The house was perfectly accessorized, clean and modern and lots of room for everyone. The photos are very accurate and it looks as good in person. Everything about it worked out perfectly -- fully stocked kitchen, TVs worked everywhere, music speakers, mood lighting, comfortable beds. Nothing at all to complain about. The few minor issues were looked after really fast by Tara who is a super owner. Came over fast if we had any small issue at all. Highly recommended! We'll come back!
  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Oakland Park Greater Fort Lauderdale
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5

A gorgeous house!

  • 5 of 5
This is a gorgeous home! We lived in it all summer of 2013. We loved it! Comfortable house, lovely pool and patio. Near many shops. The ocean is very close. We were happy to live in this house. We very much hope to be back here again.
  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oakland Park Greater Fort Lauderdale
5

Very beautiful home

  • 5 of 5
First of all, what a beautiful home! It's very spacious with a gorgeous, modern kitchen and modern bathrooms as well. A lot of space for families (maybe with older kids because it's very nice), but would also be great for a groups of friends or couples. It feels very high end with nice hardwood floors and lots of light. The photos really reflect the quality of the property and the owner was very attentive.

The backyard is great with a good sized pool, a grill and outdoor seating for barbecues and also sunbathing. The whole property is really well maintained, incredibly clean, and up-to-date. Definitely enough parking in the driveway, and it's just a short drive away from some great restaurants, diners, bakeries, etc. It's less than a 10 minute drive to the beach, too. In the dead of summer, it might be hard to find parking at the beach, but not too, too difficult.

All-in-all, a really great experience in a relaxing & quiet neighborhood. 100% recommend.
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Oakland Park Greater Fort Lauderdale
United States
5

Perfect getaway location

  • 5 of 5
I only have good things to say about this rental. It was very clean, tastefully decorated and the perfect location for a relaxing getaway. It included all the necessary amenities, and even some extra perks - such as the wireless audio docking system which made listening to music convenient no matter what room we were in.

The backyard was a great size, with plenty of room to grill, eat or hang by the pool, and the house was just a few minutes drive from the beach and local restaurants. The rooms were spacious and the beds were very comfortable, providing for a great night's sleep.

I would definitely recommend this property to a friend; it's perfect for anyone looking for a relaxing and fun getaway.
  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood Intl., Miami Intl.
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I-95
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
beach
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Rendez-Vous French Bakery and Bistro
Car: recommended

The house is 1 1/2 miles from the beautiful Ft. Laudurdale beaches. 5 miles away is the quaint shopping area of Las Olas Blvd. in downtown Ft. Lauderdale. Various boat tours are offered both in Ft. Lauderdale and Miami. Tours of the Everglades are 35 mins. away, and one of the countries largest outlet malls, Sawgrass Mills Mall, is a 15 mile drive. Downtown Miami is 35 miles south, as is South Beach. Key Largo can be reached in 1 1/2 hours. There are countless attractions all easily accessible from this location, as well as restaurants and businesses of every type within a short distance.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Oakland Park House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season
Jul 7 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,650
$4,950
 
 
High Season
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
$5,950
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
$5,950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning $130 + Tax
Pet Fee $80 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes Payment schedule: Immediate deposit of $500 needed to hold reservation. 50% of rent due 60 days prior to reservation, remaining 50% due 30 days prior. Check in 4 PM Check out 10 AM

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Oakland Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Abundant cabinet space, granite countertops
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Abundant cabinet space, granite countertops, extra large tub
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , The twin beds are extra long
  • Each bedroom has plenty of storage space with dressers, closets and bedside tables. There is a tv in each bedroom, and 2 rooms have a comfortable chair with a reading lamp. Two of the bedrooms have french doors onto the screened in patio, and bedroom 3 contains an Xbox game player. There is a baby crib available upon request.
Entertainment:
  • Video Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
  • Games
  • Books
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • library
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • synagogues
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • paddle boating
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • pier fishing
  • kayaking
  • fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • roller blading
  • golf
  • sailing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
Notes:
1600 sq. feet 145 sq. meters
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