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Waterfront, Heated Pool, Jacuzzi , Dock, Gym, Bicycles, Kayaks

Joe Kirwin

Member since: 2001
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Joe Kirwin

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Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
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Waterfront, Heated Pool, Jacuzzi , Dock, Gym, Bicycles, Kayaks

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Fort Lauderdale Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Recently renovated villa located on canal off New River with private, heated swimming pool in quiet, relaxed neighborhood. House also includes private dock that allows easy ocean access for all boaters.

It is an ideal location to explore not only Fort Lauderdale but also Miami and nearby Palm Beach, both of which are only 25 minutes away by car.

The three bedroom, two bath villa includes poolside deck overlooking canal as well as new fitness room that includes a host of stationary exercise machines. Two kayaks and two bicycles are included in the rental.

By car, boat or bicycle the famous Fort Lauderdale River Walk, where restaurants, bars, museums and shops abound, is easily accessible.

The well maintained Fort Lauderdale beachfront is a short distance as is the Fort Lauderdale International Airport. The thriving Miami Beach nightlife is only a 25-minute drive.

Nearby recreational facilities abound, including more than 40 golf courses within a 15 minute drive.. There are exceptional tennis facilities in Fort Lauderdale as well as scuba diving, windsurfing, dinghy and catamaran sailing and a host of other activities associated with tropical living.

Fishing aficionados have the best of both worlds nearby. Besides being able to fish for snook from the dock (in season of course) sailfish and numerous other species are a big-catch away via a deep sea charter or boat rentals available at Fort Lauderdale marinas. Some of the world's best bass, tarpon and other fresh water fish are easy prey in the Everglades, which is a 20 minute drive to the west. Otherwise the canals and New River also are rife with game fish.

The Everglades National Park is also only a 30 minute drive. The Seminole Hard Rock Casino and entertainement complex is only a 10 minute drive.

.With the pool and dock on the backside of the property, the front side includes a secluded, tranquil tropical garden with fountain and small pond.

Tiled patio around the pool and gas grill make for ideal setting for outdoor barbecues.

For families with children there is a table soccer game and crib for infants.

The fitness room includes a variety of stationary exercise machines including cycling, abdomen bench, bowflex and weight set.

It is very easy to take the bikes and cycle to the beach or visit downtown Fort Lauderdale where there is the Riverwalk, museums, art gallieries, shops and restaurants.

For shoppers the famous Sawgrass Mills outlet mall is only 15 minutes by car.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Joe Kirwin (Owner)
Member since: 2001
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
May 3, 2015

About Joe Kirwin

I am freelance writer who fell in love with Florida and all its unique environmental and cultural life during my first visit more than 30 years ago.

Originally from the Washington, D.C. area, I have been a regular visitor to Fort Lauderdale for the past 25 years. Before buying the villa, I kept my sailboat in Fort Lauderdale and sailed regularly to the Florida Keys and the Bahamas.

Joe Kirwin purchased this villa in 2000

Why Joe Kirwin chose Fort Lauderdale

I chose to buy a vacation home in Fort Lauderdale as it is the boating capital of North America.

What makes this villa unique

I enjoy nothing more than getting up early and taking the kayak out on the canal down to the New River, where there is a nearby wildlife refuge. Along the way there are numerous beautiful wading birds and other wildlife. Upon a return I take a swim and have breakfast by the pool. Later I usually take the bicycle to the beach. After a walk along the beach I usually head over to the Borders Book Store on Sunrise Boulevard for a coffee on the canal. Later I cycle through downtown Fort Lauderdale via the Riverwalk where there are numerous cafes and restaurants as well as a great museum.

Other days trips that I enjoy immensely include the Oleta State Park in north Miami (great kayaking), Everglades National Park, Key Biscayne and Palm Beach.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Joe,

We had a perfect holiday and the house was nice and met all of expectations. We can recommend it to our friends.

Thanks to once again and have a great weekend.

Kind regards,

Dec 2014
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Waterfront, Heated Pool, Jacuzzi , Dock, Gym, Bicycles, Kayaks
average rating of 4.866667 based on 44 reviews
Lynchburg, VA and NH

Peaceful and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This house is perfectly located to everything (i.e. airport, beaches, interstates). The best part was how private the house is and how quite the neighborhood is. Every night we spent time in the hot tub and pool(which was almost as warm as the hot tub) just relaxing and star gazing. At night, it is also fun to sit out on the dock. If you are patient you will see fish jumping out of the canal and we were even graced by a small owl sitting on the dock with us one night. I would highly recommend this house to anyone and will more than likely be re-booking this house again.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Mokena, IL

Perfect Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five adults rented this house for a week in January, and it was even better than we expected. The house seems to be newly remodelled with lots and lots of beautiful tile everywhere. It was super comfortable for the five of us, the pool and hot tub were clean and sparkling, and the beds were comfy. Being in a quiet neighborhood, we were able to get plenty of rest and sleep as well. The weather was so pleasant we were able to keep the windows open whenever we were in the house...we never had to use the air, except for the day we arrived, and it worked well to keep the house very comfortable. The kitchen is well-equipped, and a door at the end of the kitchen leads out to the spacious deck and pool area. There is plenty of seating for you and your guests outside, and even a couple of shy iguanas make their presence known, if you are observant. The front yard is very private, and a perfect place to enjoy more sun in the afternoon. Everything was super clean when we got there, and the owner was very happy to allow us to enter the home early in the day. The house is only about 1 mile from all the shopping you will need for your stay; grocery stores and a pharmacy are very close by, along with restaurants and gas stations. You can be on the freeway in about five minutes, however, the neighborhood is quiet and safe. We didn't use the kayaks at the house, but family members did find the workout room husband and I walked the neighborhood and enjoyed the scenery. Our favorite walk, however, is the Broadwalk in Hollywood, Florida, and parking for that is about a 15 minute drive away. I would highly recommend this home, and in fact, we all agreed we want to go back.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Good value in Fort Lauderdale

  • 4 of 5

The position of this property is perfect. We loved the fact that it is situated on the inland waterway and close to the airport and beaches. Having use of the kayaks was a real bonus, we took them out every day. The foosball was an absolute hit, with multiple competitions held. The hot tub was also amazing.

The house is a little "tired" looking and would benefit from a revamp. The TV only had a very few channels and the music system is outdated.

We were disappointed that the pool had not been heated prior to our

arrival and it took a few days before it was warm enough to use, even though we covered it every night. The bikes both had flat tyres and did not look at all well maintained.

All in all though, it is good value for money and Joe did respond quickly to our requests.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: While I welcome the overall positive comments of this review I would like to take issue with the description of the house as ``tired.'' The fact is that every year during early November I spend two weeks working on the house in preparation of the high season in winter. This involves a lot of basic maintenance but it also includes painting and other home improvements. This year the work was even more extensive as both bathrooms were completely renovated. So the idea that the house looks ``tired'' defies reality. As for the TV, the rental comes with a basic Cable-TV package that has more than 60 channels. Of course it does not include a video-on-demand channel but there is a DVD player. As for the stereo systems - there are two - one is a basic CD player with FM and AM radio with speakers and the other is a more advanced sound system with CD and DVD player. As for the complaint that the pool water temperature was not sufficiently warm, I should note that the previous renters requested that the pool heating system be turned off because they wanted to be able to go from the warm water of the Jacuzzi-hot tub to cooler water in the pool and vice versa. When they departed, it took several days for the pool water to warm back up due to several days of cloudy, rainy weather.

Perfekter Urlaub in einer perfekten Villa !!!!

  • 5 of 5

Also die Villa ist für Familien einfach perfekt!!! Wir genossen einen 15 tägigen Aufenthalt in diesem perfekten Ambiente. Es ist alles vorhanden in der Villa und man fühlt sich wie zu Hause. Die Schlafzimmer sind sehr geräumig und sehr sauber. Die Gartenanlage - und Poolanlage wurde von uns täglich genützt. Der Pool läd durch die warmen Temperaturen schon zum Schwimmen am frühen Morgen ein. Die Villa liegt sehr zentral. Supermarkt ist nur einen Katzensprung entfernt. Für diesen günstigen Preis werden sie keine bessere Villa in Fort Lauderdale finden. Der Hausherr Joe ist überaus freundlich und sehr bemüht.

Der nächste Urlaub in 2 Jahren wird definitiv wieder um diese Zeit in der Villa verbracht!!! Danke Joe das wir in einer so tollen Villa unseren Urlaub verbringen konnten. Wir sehen uns wieder 2016 :-) !!!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Aarhus, Denmark

Wonderful villa

  • 5 of 5

We (2 adults/3 teenagers) had two wonderful weeks of vacation in this beautiful home - absolutely amazing. The house is very clean and very weel equiped with everything you need to make a perfect stay. Big pool, beautiful garden and we had great joy of the kayaks and all the iguanas who visited the place.

We got seen and experienced a lot both in Fort Lauderdale and Miami, not to forget Everglades and Key West.

Easy to book the house and Joe send a lot of information before your stay and answers questions during the stay if necessary.

We can highly recommend this house

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Pictures dont do this place justice. Awesome Home for vacation

  • 5 of 5

This home is absolutly perfect for a Fort Lauderdale/Miami vacation. Joe the owner is very helpfull and great to deal with. Right from the time we pulled up to the home we knew this was a perfect place for vacation. The home is very clean, well stocked with everything you will need. It cools great, and its in the perfect location. This home allows you TOTAL privacy from the front to the back. Pool is clean, well kept and awesome to swim in all day long. We went to most places Joe recommend, they were great just as he suggested. This home made our vacation a "dream vacation" Again, the home as had re modeling since the pictures above were taken. Very nice place. Oh yes, the friendly iguanas that came to the back yard daily were a treat to see!!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Fort Lauderadale-Hollywood International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Fort Lauderdale Tri-Rail station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Rendez Vous Waterfront Bar & Grill
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Fort Lauderdale
Car: recommended

House is located in a quiet residential neighborhood just off I-95 which makes for easy access to beaches, Miami, airport, West Palm Beach and numerous other local attractions.


Rates & Availability

From $990 Per week

Fort Lauderdale Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late spring
May 3 2015 - May 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
High summer
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
Early autumn
Aug 30 2015 - Sep 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
Late autumn
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
Early winter
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
Christman-New Year
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
Jan 10 2016 - Apr 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100
Notes Rates can vary depending on the time of year, especially during holiday seasons such as Christmas and Easter, and the number of people.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Fort Lauderdale Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom with bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Has trundle bed, can be a double or 2 singles
  • Queen size Beds (2), Trundle bed that can be either a single, two singles or king-size double. Also available are a baby cot.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Two kayaks, three bicycles included in the rental

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