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Lynn Smith

Member since: 2000
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Speaks: english, spanish

Spacious Villa on the Intracoastal Waterway Super Pool Steps to Beach

34 Reviews
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Special Offer! Unbeatable 10% Discount on All Summer Rates May 20 - July 31

Fort Lauderdale Villa Rental Photos and Description

Family Friendly Villa on the Intracoastal waterway See Yachts Wildlife

Welcome to Tarpon Bay Villa, Ft Lauderdale's popular Resort Villa located on the Beach Side of the main intracoastal waterway in the heart of Ft Lauderdale beach .We are offering attractive summer rates that wont last long so reserve now.We offer two separate 3 bedroom 2 full bath villas connected together with a common patio and pool. Each unit has a great waterfront vista on our point lot location . .On occasion parties to 6 request bookings we can offer one unit and exclusive pool use so please let us when you inquire so we can provide a custom quote.All bedrooms are in the photos so you can plan your accomadations .. Both units kitchens are fully equipped

Authentic COLLECTABLE antique and period Florida Keys décor. .Review our competitive rates minimum and stays for each season .There is a rental agreement when booking and a detailed welcome letter you will receive before arrival. .24/7 Contact is provided and 5 on site parking spaces ...Payment protection exclusively through Homeaway Just click the "request to book " button you can reserve the Villa immediately for you and your guests. We accept visa MasterCard discovery and echecks.Professional management provided SUPURB customer service by Lynn Smith, of Nilsen Realty, a Licensed Real Estate Broker

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Lynn Smith (Owner)
Member since: 2000
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

About Lynn Smith

I'm Lynn Smith, Realtor. My family is from Key West and we recreated it here .Real old Florida furniture and art work abound.Actually the photo is a manatee that visits our villa in winter. We are professional managers with 25 years experience. Rent with Confidence in our upscale properties.

Lynn Smith purchased this villa in 2005

Why Lynn Smith chose Fort Lauderdale

View of the intracoastal 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 owner

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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4.5
based on 34 traveler reviews

Spacious Villa on the Intracoastal Waterway Super Pool Steps to Beach
average rating of 4.5 based on 44 reviews
5

A Tropical Paradise on the Water

  • 5 of 5

A great family and friend get together(including our boxer:Stanley) at the Tarpon Bay Villa on a corner lot with a boat dock on the south corner with great sun exposure, the pool and patio. On the west side of the corner lot is the main intracoastal waterway that has incredible views of awesome sunsets, and the array of yachts and boats going by was just wonderful.

There is grills that are provided and to sit with friends and family outside drinking wine and eating great food right on the water is so peaceful , you just hate for your vacation to end.

The listing description was right on with it's accuracy regarding location, layout, and amenities. You can take a short 10 minute walk and be at the beach, great restaurants everywhere, close to shopping, movie theaters, etc.

The claims about seeing manatees is for real, we saw at least 12 or more 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 for some fresh water which I provided with a hose to keep them there for a few more minutes and the resident Iguana lizards were amazing to watch.

the house itself has a lot of character: Old Florida style, big tiled floors, rattan furniture, ceiling fans, but definitely glad there is central air conditioning. It just made you feel that you could kick back and relax without fear that you may break something. The property was clean and well maintained.

The owner / managers provided great customer service, they called and texted to make sure that everything is satisfactory and if there was anything else we may need .

I would highly recommend this Vacation Rental to friends and family, it is a fabulous location at Fort Lauderdale Beach: we were able to go offshore fishing (we chartered a Sport Fishing boat for the day ) we also fished off the dock, Swimming at Fort Lauderdale beach besides the daily use of the pool, Great restaurants: Carlos and Pepe's: Mexican, Cafe Vico: Italian, Capital Grill: Incredible Steaks, Coconuts and Southport Raw bar: Great Seafood outside seating on the intracoastal waterway, to name just a few we went to, Coral ridge Movie Theater less than 10 minutes away.

And best of all, dealing with Lynn Smith was great, she was always cheerful, available and accommodating.

Thanks so much Lynn and your team

Sincerely

Tom Strang

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location and Views

  • 4 of 5

This is a modest single story property in a great location on the Intracoastal in the Oakland Park section of Ft. Lauderdale. It is a couple of miles North of the main strip, and is on the beach side of the Intracoastal. This makes it very convenient for access to the beach, restaurants, and nightlife. Everything you need is within a 10 minute drive. The house is actually two homes attached to each other with separate entrances. Between the two of them, there are many bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchens to work with. There is a spacious, covered patio with a grill and comfortable outdoor seating. We spent most of our time there! There is also a pool and hot tub on the side, along with a boat dock. We parked a 41 ft. center console there with relative ease. In general, the house is clean and well kept, with a kitchen that is fully stocked with cookware, dishes, and utensils. It is not as luxurious as the mansions across the way, but the rental rate is reflected accordingly. The host (Lynn) was very responsive and accessible. It was a relaxing experience for our group of eight adult men on our annual golf and fishing vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jay thank you for your kind words. We always welcome boaters and we can accommodate boats to 50 feet. We worked very hard to make sure that your stay went smoothly and we're glad to hear that it did. We specifically installed the Mooring equipment for your stay. Please come again
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Great location and great customer service

  • 4 of 5

The location of the property is excellent. It is only 2 blocks from the beach and right on INTRACOASTAL Waterway. We were fortune to see the boat parade which was a site to see with lots of boats decorated. It was a great way to kick off the holiday season. The owner came by and was very nice to heat the pool for us, which we appreciated. THANK YOU JEFF. The only criticism is the bathrooms are outdated in decor and the cooking utensils, pots/pans, etc . . . are outdated and may need to be replaced. OVERALL I and the family would highly recommmend this place to everyone for the location, space, pool, and comfortable setting and the great service Jeff and Lynn provided. THANK YOU we enjoy our stay very much.

Anna

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow glad you got a front row seat at the winterfest parade.This is the only home in the city with that vantage point .Come back next year.
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relaxing and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We booked our stay last minute and the whole reservation process was smoothly completed within a few hours.The house was ready for us and Doug came to check on us the same night. Thanks for the very late check out, highly appreciated!!!!!

The location is great: You can watch yachts, water taxis, fishing boats go by all day, lounge by the pool, take a short walk to the beach, go jogging in the park nearby. There are a few restaurants on the intercoastal waterway within walking distance. We also took the water taxi ($ 26 for the whole day, which is a 7 minute walk from house) and spent part of the day at Hollywood beach which has a boardwalk with many restaurants etc. The same night we took the water taxi to downtown Fort Lauderale (Las Olas Blvd) for supper and drinks and took a taxi home ($15 incl. tip). Grocery stores and many many restaurants are within a few minutes drive.

We spent quite a bit of time at the house because of the great location and the pool. The house was very comfortable. It has a cabin feel to it, easy going , very spacious, yet cozy. Loved the view from the kitchen , living room, bedroom on the inter coastal.

I would definitely go again with my family.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to have you book at the last minute. If we have one open Villa we will break the two apart so that's why it was good that you contacted us at the last moment. You could not have described the Villa any more accurately. Today, there is a very low speed limit on the intracoastal to protect the Manatee since this is The Manatee viewing season. Please come again
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relaxing and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We booked our stay last minute and the whole reservation process was smoothly completed within a few hours.The house was ready for us and Doug came to check on us the same night. Thanks for the very late check out, highly appreciated!!!!!

The location is great: You can watch yachts, water taxis, fishing boats go by all day, lounge by the pool, take a short walk to the beach, go jogging in the park nearby. There are a few restaurants on the intercoastal waterway within walking distance. We also took the water taxi ($ 26 for the whole day, which is a 7 minute walk from house) and spent part of the day at Hollywood beach which has a boardwalk with many restaurants etc. The same night we took the water taxi to downtown Fort Lauderale (Las Olas Blvd) for supper and drinks and took a taxi home ($15 incl. tip). Grocery stores and many many restaurants are within a few minutes drive.

We spent quite a bit of time at the house because of the great location and the pool. The house was very comfortable. It has a cabin feel to it, easy going , very spacious, yet cozy. Loved the view from the kitchen , living room, bedroom on the inter coastal.

I would definitely go again with my family.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location and House

  • 4 of 5

The home is really great. Spacious and roomy. The Pool is awesome for adults and kids. It has everything you need. Because of the weather being really hot out, we did experience some bugs and ants in the house. Ooverall we were satisfied with out stay. Everything is near by. Grocery stores, restaurants, bars, etc. I would go there again, but may be in the winter time.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We work really hard to make sure the villa is always clean.We constantly are looking for ants ,but we are in the tropics so dispite our efforts a few insects will slip in.So happy to hear the family had a fantastic time at the villa ..
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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
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

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Rates & Availability

Fort Lauderdale Villa Rental Rates

Special Offer! Unbeatable 10% Discount on All Summer Rates

Special Offer From:
Dates May 20, 2016 to Jul 31, 2016

We have just reduced our great summer rates even more. Our posted rates have been reduced by a whopping 10% .This discount applies to 3 and 4 night mini reservations and weekly rates . All these great discounts are posted already and are available until June 1..So reserve now.

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Mid Summer
Jun 1 2016 - Jul 9 2016
3 night minimum stay
$575
From
$675
Fri,Sat
$2,995
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer Fall
Jul 10 2016 - Nov 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
$575
From
$675
Fri,Sat
$2,995
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
$800
$3,850
 
 
Early Fall
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
$650
$3,295
 
 
Christmas 2016
Dec 17 2016 - Dec 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
$7,500
 
 
Fabulous New Years
Dec 27 2016 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$8,500
 
 
Prime Winter 2017
Jan 4 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,295
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$750
From
$800
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,795
$12,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning Fee $450 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change without notice until reservation is confirmed in writing via electronic Rental Agreement. Additional 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 ect, must be paid in full at the time of booking. .We urge visitor to purchase travel insurance when checking out . Check in 4PM checkout 11AM unless permission is granted .Please e-mail manager for specific questions or further information.No spring breakers are ever permitted .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.

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Amenities

Fort Lauderdale Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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