Until VRBO resolves why their website is not charging for the additional guest fee please note there is a additional guest per night of $25 for Aug and Sept and $35 for the other 10 months. I will remove this note once resolved. The Orchid House is very close to the beach in a central location to everything that Fort Lauderdale and South Florida has to offer. The Coral Ridge neighborhood it is located in is an upscale neighborhood that is very quiet/safe, and the home is not located on a busy street. This convenient location offers the ability to walk, bike, or take a short drive to the beach, grocery stores, malls and many restaurants/entertainment options in the immediate area and beyond.
As you arrive at the home you will notice a well kept tropical front yard shaded by large trees with a small but cozy South Florida front porch perfect for a morning cup of coffee or an evening glass of wine. Once in the front door you will notice the bright and open feel that permeates the whole house through the impact windows, and down to the beautiful travertine marble that runs throughout, except for the upstairs which has Brazilian cherry wood. As you enter you will come upon the first living room on your right, and the central desk/work station area is straight ahead. Continuing to the right and down the hall will take you to the master bedroom with a king size bed, and a remodeled master bathroom. A little farther down will lead to two other rooms with the downstairs guest bathroom between them. One of the bedrooms has a queen sized bed, and the other one has two single beds. All five of the bedrooms have flat screen TV's in them. Walking straight from the front door will take you into the dining area with the beautiful teak wood table that can seat eight to ten, and then on into the den which offers peaceful views of greenery from the back and a tropical pool setting through the sliding glass doors on the side. To the left of the dining area is the gorgeous remodeled kitchen which offers granite counter tops, maple cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and is fully equipped with everything you need to prepare many types of meals. Continuing straight through the kitchen brings you to a hall with the stairs to the second floor on the left, the spacious laundry room with high capacity LG washer and dryer straight ahead, and the family game room to the right. The game room is large and offers a flat screen TV, a pool table, and a gaming table complete with an assortment of cards, board games, poker chips, and puzzles. The stairway leads to the second floor living area which has two bedrooms, a sitting room with a flat screen TV, a bathroom, and a large sun deck. One of the rooms upstairs has a queen bed while the other offers two twin beds. The large sun deck has four lounge chairs, a table with many outdoor chairs, and is perfect for: relaxing with a refreshing drink as the sun comes up or goes down, while catching the prevailing breeze on a pleasant day, during that never ending quest for the perfect sun tan, and finally when gazing upon the stars on a clear night. Going out the back door of the family game room leads to the grassy back yard with the peaceful Orchid Garden ideal for enjoying a late afternoon cup of tea on the left, and the private pool/patio area on the right. The tropical pool setting is a wonderful place to enjoy the South Florida outdoors with a large covered teak table and chairs that seat eight to ten, and refreshing pool complete with an aquatic basketball hoop to relax and play in. The gas grill on the patio is oversized, and grilling out by the pool is a very easy and enjoyable thing to do.
So whether you are planning on coming for just a short stay or an entire season we are confident The Orchid House can be your next great home away from home!