About the property
- House3201 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 5 nights
Spacious Tropical Pool Home Near The Beach with 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms Sleeps 12
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!
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About Sandi Gardner
My name is Sandi and I am originally from the farming area of southwest Minnesota. I met my husband Ray at the University of Buffalo which is where he is from, and we both moved from there to Fort Lauderdale in 1972. Twenty years later we had two young children and a small home that no longer fit our needs. So at that time we set out to find a larger home that we could redo to our liking. Our goals were we wanted to be close to the beach, in a central location close to everything, and in a safe quiet neighborhood where our children could grow. This is how we came to find The Orchid House in the prestigious Coral Ridge Neighborhood although at the time it wasn't called that and was vastly different as we have basically remodeled the entire property over the years. Now 25 years later we are both retired, our children no longer live with us, and our daughter has settled down with her two young kids in the small town in Western Ny where my husbands family lives. This has caused us to want to be up there more to be with her and our grandchildren, plus we would like to travel some. Therefore we have decided to offer our amazing home to others when we are not there.
Sandi Gardner purchased this House in 1992
Why Sandi Gardner chose Downtown
Fort Lauderdale is an amazing place to live, work, and play. The weather is usually perfect during the winter, and offers a very tropical beach lifestyle in the summer time. The sun shines well over 300 days a year, and the old saying is if you don't like the weather just wait 15 minutes, as most storms come and go very quickly. Dinning, shopping, and entertainment options surround the property in all directions meaning there is never a lack of something to do. Outddor activities are a plenty, and the nightlife is unique and thriving. Whether your just looking to relax in the sun or take in all of what South Florida has to offer this property has it all.
What makes this House unique
The homes unique layout creates lots of space for everyone with three bedrooms downstairs and two bedrooms upstairs. There are 3 separate living areas with Tv's, and one of them has a pool table as well as a game table. Each of the 5 bedrooms has a flat screen tv on the wall. Outside you will find four separate seating areas with the front porch, the backyard pool area, the large second floor sun deck, and the tea time orchid garden. The upstairs balcony is wonderful for catching the prevailing breeze, and offers a great place to enjoy dawn, dusk, and the stars. Overall just a wonderful tropical place to stay.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
This home is perfect.. Clean..quiet.. Beautiful yard.. Very nice rooms and lot spaces to enjoying.. Amazing moments with all my family there
We had a great time!
Loved the house, layout, and location. Jon was extremely helpful throughout the process. The whole family wants to meet there again next year.
Hi Larry, you group was an absolute pleasure to work with, and we are very excited about seeing you all again next year. Thanks again, and until we meet again have a great year!
Super house (very spacious)in quiet location but within easy reach of beaches & other attractions. Walking distance to some great restaurants (10 mins) - I know the Americans don’t walk anywhere but we are English!
Thanks Sandi & Jon!
Hi Raymond thank you for the kind words about our home. It was a pleasure having you all stay with us, and we look forward to seeing you aging in the future.
What a great place to get away!
We thoroughly enjoyed our 4-day stay at the Orchid House! It is a beautiful home and a great place for decompressing. We hosted 3 other couples as we all gathered in Ft. Lauderdale before taking a cruise together. The house worked great for such a group and we loved the many areas for quiet conversation (living room, family room, game room, sun deck, backyard table setting, and pool deck). We had a great time and wished we could have stayed longer just to enjoy our time together there. Jon was very helpful in the move-in / move-out process and gave us good tips for grocery shopping and a day trip to the Port Everglades.
Thank you Sharon for staying with us it was a pleasure having you all, and your description of all of the different living areas is exactly why the owners purchased the home in 1992. At the time the goal was to own a home in the Coral Ridge neighborhood, and be able to accommodate other families as guests while remaining comfortable at the same time. Please come back and visit us again some day.
What a Great Vacation Spot
We just returned from The Orchid House with our entire family. There were 8 adults and 2 children. Jon met us at the house and thoroughly went through it with all it had to offer. The home was well equipped for all our needs in the kitchen, the pool and throughout. It was wonderful for our group, offering three living areas downstairs and one upstairs. The neighborhood was quiet and we were close to any type of shopping that we needed. There were many restaurants in the area, but we chose to eat in every night. One place we would recommend is ChillN Nitrogen Ice Cream Shop only a few minutes from the house. We visited twice and it was a great experience. We would love to stay in the Orchid House again.
Thanks Cindy, and we would love to have you all stay with us again too. Especially considering how nice you left the home for us upon leaving! It was a pleasure meeting you all, and we hope to see you again.
Spacious and well maintained
House was as described and as pictured, very well maintained and clean. Thanks Sandi and Jon, would stay again.
Hi Christopher thank you so much for the kind words, as we have worked hard to make the photos and description as accurate as possible. You and your family are always welcome back at The Orchid House
The home is about a 3 minute drive to the gorgeous Fort Lauderdale Beach and all of the fun and relaxation that it has to offer.
The Coral Ridge Mall is about 3 minutes away, the Galleria Mall is about 5 minutes away, and the Sawgrass Mills and Aventura malls are each about 45-55 minutes away.
It is within 3 minutes from Whole Foods and Publix supermarkets, and within 5 minutes of Trader Joes, and The Fresh Market.
The AMC Coral Ridge movie theater is 3 minutes away.
George English and Bayview parks are each 5 minute drives down the road, and both offer very nice playgrounds and tennis courts.
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park is about a 7 minute drive and offers a wonderful old Florida nature experience that can be walked, biked, rollerbladed, or driven.
The Bahia Mar charter fishing area is fifteen minutes away.
The museum of Discovery and Science, the Funderdome Indoor Playground and Café, and Sky Zone Trampoline Park are all about twenty minutes away.
The area offers many gyms close by including Orangetheory, LA Fitness, and CrossFit.
The downtown area and the world renowned Las Olas shopping district are about 15 minutes away.
Smaller city centers with unique shopping, dining and entertaining options like Wilton Manors, Oakland Park, and Lauderdale by the sea border the area to the west, and north and can all be reached in under ten minutes.
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood international Airport, and Port Everglades where the cruise ships come and go are both about 25 minutes away.
Downtown Hollywood is about 40 minutes to the south, and Boca Raton is about 40 minutes to the north.
Downtown Miami and the South Beach area are both about an hour and fifteen minutes away.
The location has so many restaurants within 15 minutes it’s hard to list them all however the ones in the immediate vicinity are Primanti Brothers Pizza, Seasons 52, The Capital Grill, Truluck's Seafood, Mayapapaya Juicery + Kitchen, P.F. Chang's, Texas de Brazil, Red Cow, Big Louie's Pizzeria, Tijuana Flats, J Mark's, Café Vico Ristorante, Joe's Crab Shack, Sublime Vegetarian, Chipotle, Zona Fresca Mexican, Rubios Fish Tacos, California Pizza Kitchen, Ruth's Chris Steak House, J. alexander's Redlands Grill, Crazy Wok Chinese, Jimmy John's, Panera Bread, Spring Chicken Southern, The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel, Sage French Café and Wine Bar, Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza, Catalina, Pei Wei Asian Diner, Piola Italian, The Revenant Coffee House and Eatery, Egg and You Diner, Chick- Fil- A, Mcdonalds, Wendy's, Masamune Japanese, Pollo Tropical, Kitchenetta Italian, Miller's Ale House, The Original Pancake House, Flash Fire Pizza, Agave Taco Bar, Hot and Soul, Il Paesano, Café Seville, Time Square Pizza, Las Vegas Cuban Cuisine, Ceviche by The Sea, Shooters Waterfront, Bokampers Sports Bar and Grill, Pizza Rustica, Café Martorano, Smoke BBQ, Greek Islands Taverna , and the world famous Mai Kai Tiki Bar and Restaurant.