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Spacious 6BR Intracoastal Waterway Villa Winterfest Boat Parade

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,700 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Enjoy a World Class Super Yacht Parade From Your Patio November to May

Imagine sipping cocktails on your patio watching the biggest most luxurious super yachts in the world cruise by .Our spacious villa is unique as the ONLY larger vacation home in the city located on the world famous intracoastal waterway. Offering front row seat for the Winterfest Boat parade that passes by the patio. .If you want to sample the very best of Ft Lauderdale book this property for the winter season while you dates are going fast.....Walk to the best Ft Lauderdale Beach two blocks to the east.Great restaurants Café Materano, Greek Isles and Shooters Waterfront Cafe are steps away.Take a $5 Uber to Las Olas or the Galleria Mall for world class shopping. ...Your villa is furnished in Florida Keys style with many really authentic pieces of furniture and artwork including collectible Haitian Art. See our video that showcases the spectacular location copy and paste this internet address. ( You will have ringside seats for the Winterfest Boat parade when we permit larger groups for a special Event rate. Nevertheless with your daily boat parade begins around November 25 and ends at the end of spring. east coast .We also offer a substantial discount on bookings of seven days or more four night minimum in winter and spring. Please see over 50 excellent reviews to get a real taste of our villa. ..

Enjoy the beautiful heated, tiled pool and barbque as the yachts drift by. Or, bring your own yacht up to 50 feet (for additional fee) and dock it right here! This property is officially licensed by the City of Ft Lauderdale as a LEGAL vacation rental Celebrating our 7th year of successful vacation rentals..

The Space:

The property is two attached single family homes. You get the entire property. Each home features three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. Total sleeping arrangements with dedicated beds accommodates 15. Please view the photos of the bedrooms so you can plan your accommodations.

Rare Manatee. :A recent visitor commented about our Manatee:" their claim about seeing manatee is no b.s....we saw at least 50 in the shallow water right off the seawall, most passing by, coming up for air and leaving with a tail flip...sometimes they would gather around the barnacles and nibble off the plants growing there...contrary to popular belief they seem pretty strong, fast and agile although many bear the scars of boat propellers on their backs

The Neighborhood:

There is no better way to truly enjoy the sunny, 'Venice of America' than in this intracoastal neighborhood known as Dolphin Isles.! Enjoy the upscale neighborhood with views of million dollar mansions and mega-yachts floating by from your backyard or step out on a five-minute walk to the sandy beaches of Fort Lauderdale. Located in a corner lot on the intracoastal on the beachside, this house is perfectly placed to enjoy the essence of glitzy, sunny South Florida.

Getting Around:

All the best restaurants, shopping and nightlife are right around the corner. Since downtown parking is a hassle suggest that guests use UBER which is everywhere in the neighbourhood 24/7....The average cost is $5.00 .Las Olas is a five -minute drive and FLL Airport is 15 minutes. You can even get a water taxi to pick you up right in your back yard or take an Uber to any destination nearby.

More Details

Property Manager
Julia Pekarskaya
Member since: 2000
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, spanish, russian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

About Julia Pekarskaya

We are professional managers in the vacation rental market. Rent with Confidence in our upscale properties.

Julia Pekarskaya purchased this villa in 2010

Why Julia Pekarskaya chose Downtown

Views of the intracoastal. We comply WITH City and state to conduct a SAFE VACATION RENTAL. Best location in the city.

What makes this villa unique

Best value for large groups

Guestbook comments from the manager

April 7, 2014

This property was excellent and the location was perfect. It accommodates a lot of people and is perfect for multiple families because it has two washers, dryers and kitchens. The rooms are comfortable and the views are wonderful. We had a blast and 2 weeks wasn't long enough.
Apr 2014
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Downtown Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Per city rules no more than 18 people in the villa at any one time
  • No pickup trucks or commercial vehicles without permission.Must park per assigned parking plan
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • There is a pullout queen sofabed in the living room
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Bedroom 6 - 2 queen
  • TVs, Cable TV , DSL internet connection, Linens, No land line bring cell..There is a small shopping mall 1/2 block away which has a small grocery store, dry cleaners/tailor, hair salon, restaurant & gift shop, There are 2 major hotels directly on the ocean which have dining facilities and a tiki bar open to the public, Just minutes away is the Spa Atlantis located directly on the ocean where you can treat yourself to a facial, massage, an aqua-aerobics class or pampering at the salon, we are committed to protecting our environment We use Bi-O-Kleen cleaning products which are non-toxic, safe for the environment, biodegradable and do not contain carcinogens or pollutants, We use all natural pest control products, high efficiency AC filters, and do not allow smoking in the home
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Beachcombing, Marina, Snorkeling, Deep Sea Fishing, Golfing, Beaches, Wind Surfing, Surf Fishing, Groceries, Pier Fishing, Childrens' museums, Boomers amusement Park, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Ice Skating Rink, Bowling, Pompano Racetrack with live harness horse racing, casino with Las Vegas-style slot machines, live poker & fantastic restaurants are all within 10-20 mins away. Palm Aire Golf Course is 10 mins away and if shopping is desired the Galleria Mall is 10 mins to the south and Town Center Mall in Boca Raton is about 20 mins to the north. Craving South Beach excitement? A water taxi is available a short distance away which cruises to South Beach!


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Spacious 6BR Intracoastal Waterway Villa Winterfest Boat Parade
average rating of 4.576923 based on 62 reviews

Amazing Location!

  • 5 of 5

Great place and an amazing location that was perfect for our group! Julia was great to work with. We would definitely stay at this property again!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Property and Location!

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend this property to everyone, and if I ever rent in Florida again it will definitely be this house! Some minor updating might be needed but the house is still phenomenal, and the outside pool area is very large with a great view. Julia was absolutely amazing! She responded to every question I had for our group within an hour. She even dropped us off at the grocery store when we first got to the house, which she absolutely did not need to do! This house could easily accommodate 15 people. Again highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are the best guest .You left the villa spotless and followed all the rules.Im the manager and we pride ourselves with customer service.We support our guests from arrival to departure.Pleease come back soon.
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Family Vacation/Wedding

  • 5 of 5

We were due to get married in Ft Lauderdale on September 16th 2017....days after hurricane Irma hit. My family were all flying in from Ireland and there were 14 of us staying at the property. The area got hit bad and had been out of power for days but Julia and Jeff pulled out all the stops and got the place up and running and looking fantastic by the time we arrived on Wednesday! They stayed in constant contact with me throughout the storm and afterwards keeping me updated.

The house itself is absolutely beautiful with lots of space for 14. The outdoor/pool area is breathtaking and a lot bigger than expected. The beach is a short walk and there is a 7 eleven(convenience store) within walking distance, also lots of restaurants and bars. Julia the property manager was always quick to respond to any questions or issues that arose. Considering we just had the worst hurricane in decades there was very few issues thankfully.

Will definitely be recommending this property to family and friends that come to visit again and can't thank Jeff and Julia enough for all they did to have the house ready for our perfect wedding :)

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We pulled off A miricle 3 days after the hurricane to get the Villa ready .The wedding took place as planned on a nearby intercoastal cruise boat which cruised by the Villa.... this is just another example of the excellent service we provide. That we strive for .We are always there right away to address any issues that arise.
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Great place for a big group!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house, had a group of 15 fit perfectly. Spent most of our days outside, the pool area was beautiful! Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Donna thank you so much for your kind review. The pool is truly A great attraction at the Villa.please come back again.
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A good place to take a large family or group!

  • 4 of 5

To give this a review I was trying to think what would be helpful to other families or groups that want to inquire about a stay here. So a little history is important. My family consists of a total of 11 people 6 adults and 5 children. The house is in a good location, safe. At the end of a cul-de-sac. It is about a three block walk to the beach. Which we did with my 3 & 5 year old grandkids with no problem. We only needed to park two vehicles but there is probably room for 4. I have read some of the reviews and yes it is an older house, but we had a good time. Whenever I had a question or something needed attention I could call or email the question and it was answered. The only issues we had were the wifi went out and they told us how to take care of it. All else was good. For people that mention cockroaches, yes we had a few, but they were dead. My only improvement I would of liked is for a little notice that the pool & lawn guy were coming. To have someone come charging from the side of the house with my grandkids in the pool put me on high alert, especially because he came so abruptly, if I had known he was coming it would have saved me jumping out of the pool and walking towards him. The lawn guy came right when we were setting the outside patio for dinner, it didn't make for the most pleasant meal. But ask me if I would stay here again, YES. Hope this helps.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Gerald. I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay. It was a very busy month so it was not possible to find a vacant day to do the landscaping. I apologize and will make sure we don't do it when you stay again :-)
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Great time on the intracoastal

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time at this place, the views were amazing and the outdoor area was much larger than it appears in pictures. Only downside is it is about a 15 minute drive to the main beaches by Las Olas Blvd. depending on traffic. Property manager is very accommodating, I would recommend this property to any large group looking for a fun time in Ft. Lauderdale.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Grant, glad you enjoyed your stay. I just want to point out that there is a beach right in front of the home that is only a five minute walk. It's a great beach that's a bit more subdued and quite popular with the guests. Las Olas beach is usually only about a five minute drive with normal traffic. Hope to have you guys back.
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Fort Lauderdale Beach
"We are 3 blocks west of a great Private Beach"
Galleria Mall
"We are located 1 mile east of this upscale mall"
Water Taxi
"You can get on board a block away at shooters or they will pick up a large group at our dock"
Las Olas Boulevard
Hugh Taylor Birch Recreation Area
Shooters Waterfront
"We are 2 blocks away "
Bonnet House
Jungle Queen Riverboat
Pompano Beach Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Ft Laudedale
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Waterfront , Shooters, Chart House, Pelican Grand
Nearest Ferry
200 Metres
Water Taxi
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Amtrack Rail, Tri Rail
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Shooters, Greek Islands, Cafe Moderano, Runway 84
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
About 4 blocks away
Car: recommended

*Surrounded on two sides by the intracoastal waterway the views are spectacular from either villa. The property

is on the east side of the intracoastal just west of the world famous Ft Lauderdale Beach. Teen and Kid friendly

*Its just a few steps away from a warm white sand beach to the east.Fort Lauderdale used to be known as the Spring Break Capital of the World. Now the city has transformed into a mega-tourist center.

* With the beautiful beaches Fort Lauderdale is now known for. Close by are golf and tennis, numerous parks and libraries, Las Olas Blvd and to the south to world renowned South Beach. Visit the largest mall-Sawgrass Mills Mall . Also visit the Adventura, Boca Raton and Bal Harbour luxury malls. Visit the Oasis, the largest 6,000 passenger ship in the world at Port Everglades

Other Activities: Full casino gambling


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Pool Heat 1/18-4/18 $200 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $395 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change without notice until reservation is confirmed in writing via electronic Rental Agreement. Weekly discount for 7 night rental is discounte.dAdditional rates/fees may apply for special events and holidays and Dock rental. Higher rates may apply to parties of 10 or more guests.Bookings of 4 days or less and major holidays July 4,Thanksgiving, etc, must be paid in full at the time of booking. We urge visitor to purchase travel insurance when checking out. Check in is 4PM; checkout is 11AM unless permission is granted. Please e-mail manager for specific questions or further information. Must agree to comply with city of Ft Lauderdale Vacation Rental rules. Only the number of guests listed on the application and rental agreement may sleep in the villa. No trucks or commercial vehicles may be parked on the property without prior permission. Minimum age to rent is 25. A separate electronic Rental Agreement is required to book this property.Vacation Rentals follow local and state tax rules. City and state taxes will be added to all reservation rates. Each reservation also requires a cleaning fee, and the standard Property Damage Protection policy.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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