About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 nights
2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, private pool, on our lake in Fort Lauderdale, sleeps 5
This great vacation house is situated on a private lake in Fort Lauderdale, the view out the back is of the lake and unrestricted. The house is in a residential neighborhood, however other houses are not permitted to use the lake. It is a totally unique location in South Florida. You may fish at the lake. The house is fully furnished, just arrive with your suitcase for a great vacation, everything else is provided. 10 mins from Fort Lauderdale Airport, 10-15 mins from the beach, 5 mins from Las Olas and downtown. Its the perfect spot to enjoy South Florida. If you wish, you have the added bonus of reserving water ski lessons. We run a water-ski school on the lake (well away from the house) but you can see the skiers out on the water from your home as you eat your breakfast or laze by the pool.
Imagine a place where nearly any activity is available and is served up with sunshine. Fort Lauderdale, is a world class destination. From luxury mega yachts to high performance speedboats, stretch limousines, sport cars and the finest resorts to multi million estates, South Florida has the beauty and adventure that truly belongs in the movies.
Looking for a relaxing lunch? with some 3,000 restaurants you can dine on a distinct cusine at every meal. If the beach is calling, you will easily find a spot with more than 23 miles of sand and surf and the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean. If diving is more your forte you will find 73 artificial reefs, greater Fort Lauderdale is the wreck dive site capital of the United States.
There are over 12 shopping malls and over 1,000 speciality retail shops. You can find everything you want from the finest merchandise to the bargains of the flea markets.
If it is culture you seek, you will be surprised at the array of museums and galleries displaying fine art. Performing art venues offer wonderful performances of all kinds from ballet to rock bands.
South Florida is a beautiful area, you will see many kinds of wildlife from parrots flying through the skies to alligators in the Everglades to the turtles laying their eggs on the beach, you will be in awe of the spectacular wildlife in our area.
You will be amazed and enchanted by our beautiful city, there is something here for everyone!
History of the Lake
The McGinnis Family purchased the lake in 1975, back then the area was considered quite far west, over the years we have become more central with the growth of Fort Lauderdale.
The lake is 50 acres and approximately 30 feet deep, it is filled with freshwater springs. The original landowners bought the land to dig rock and sand from the area and sold the fill to builders who used it to build the Turnpike. It was dug so deep that they dug into the Biscayne Aquifer and that is how the lake was formed. We have freshwater Bass, Brim, Carp and Oscar fish in the lake. There are Ospreys nesting in the Pine Trees, a bald Eagle and many marine birds who live here. You will also see Iguanas. The water temperature in the winter months is on average 72 degrees Fahrenheit , in the peak summer months its up to 92 degrees Fahrenheit.
We have run a water ski school at the lake for 30 years. People from all over the world and the United States come to water ski with us.
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- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- May 27, 2018
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Privacy and pleasure!
This little house is the ultimate escape location. It offers privacy and the opportunity for endless pleasure ad you lounge by the pool or soak in the hot tub.
The hosts are amazing and the location super convenient. Visit Hollywood Beach in just a short drive or tour the Antique Car Museum.
Here, we avoided the hustle and bustle of a hotel and had everything we needed handy for a great vacation. Book it! You won't be sorry.
Dear Sheri, thank you so much for the fabulous review. We are so happy you had a pleasurable vacation and the house met all your needs. It's wonderful when our guests make themselves at home and enjoy Fort Lauderdale for everything it has to offer.
Nice holiday in Fort Lauderdale
Nice well-kept house, we love to come here and feel at home. The landlords Ann and J.P. are very nice and are always there for you if you need them. We can highly recommend it.
Greetings from Vienna
Susanne and Friedrich
Great place to stay
Wish we could have stayed longer. House had everything we needed. Very comfortable. Highly recommend.
Thank you for the nice review, it was a pleasure having you stay.
The property is clean, well cared for
The location is good, close to shopping and not too far from the beach. The neighbors are nice. The owners are even nicer.
Hi Robert it was a pleasure meeting you and your family, we hope you had a safe trip back home and we hope you visit us again next winter. Best wishes Ann & JP
A diamond in the ruff
The house was everything we wanted & more. JP & Ann have this place stocked & ready for anyone’s stay. I gave it 5 stars and can’t wait for another opportunity to visit again. Thanks again!
Very nice rental. Lovely location. Very helpful owner.
Excellent! Thanks Ann ! Only thing I would say is one of the bedrooms is quite small so had to keep our luggage in the hallway as we ended up with the small bedroom but otherwise, the place is lovely.
It was so wonderful having people staying from England and we are really pleased you had a great time. Thanks for your comments regarding the luggage, we have now provided more space in the closet in that room.
The house is situated on our unique private lake in Fort Lauderdale, it is in a residential neighborhood and is a single family home. Its a wonderful location, the beach is 7 miles away and takes about 10-15 mins by car. Downtown is 4 miles away. Restaurants, grocery stores and malls are 5 minutes away.
Sawgrass Mills Mall is 10 miles from the house, a must visit for the avid shopper, it is one of the largest malls in the country offering discount designer shops and everything you can imagine. Many shoppers just visit Fort Lauderdale to go to Sawgrass Mall.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
During the peak Florida winter vacation months December through Easter, our minimum rental is 7 nights.