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Modern Castle on the Middle River

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths2
Space 10,000 sq ft
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Castle, 8 Bedrooms, 10 Baths, (Sleeps 18-20)

This gated, walled, tropically landscaped private estate is complete with 1,400 sq ft concrete dock, calming fountains, and two-story green house. Outdoor living offers eight-person hot tub, pool with umbrellas, and myriad decks and furnished patios with privacy curtains.

Indoor living features 35 foot ceilings open to the entire three-story castle with decor representing art of many centuries. Enjoy a gourmet kitchen with multiple ovens, cook tops, sinks, and dishwashers, refrigerators and a butler pantry.

Kitchen flows into the family room with entertainment center and beautiful views of the Middle River and the green house. Relax in your forty foot living/dining room with wet bar and a gas fireplace that can be enjoyed from inside our outside the castle. Read in your office/library, find activities or local festivals with the office computer/WIFI.

Enjoy your privacy in one of eight (8) bedrooms each with full, private baths. Master bedroom has king bed with full bath. Three additional bedrooms with king beds, one with 2 queen beds, one with queen and twin bed, one with three twin beds and one with two full beds.

Concierge service to arrange travel, transportation, local shopping, tours, and reservations for restaurants, messages, baby-sitting, etc.

Keywords: Castle

More Details

Michael Corea
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

Why Michael Corea chose Central Fort Lauderdale

This property is personalized - not franchised. We cater to our guests.

What makes this castle unique

Catering available. Hot tub, pool and dock on the Middle River. Close to beach and amenities.


Central Fort Lauderdale Castle Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • castle
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 10000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 20 people
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
    Bathroom 8 -
    Bathroom 9 - toilet
    Bathroom 10 - toilet
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , TV with private full bath, balcony and WiFi.
    Bedroom 7 - 3 twin/ single , TV with private full bath and WiFi.
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , TV with private full bath and WiFi.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , TV in Master with tub, shower, double sink, water closet.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , TV with private full bath and WiFi.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Balcony, TV, private full bath, jacuzzi tub, WiFi.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , TV with private full bath, balcony access and WiFi.
    Bedroom 5 - 2 queen , TV with private full bath, balcony access and WiFi.
  • King size beds (4), Queen size Beds (3), Full size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (6)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Owner manages the property and is accessible 24 hours.


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Modern Castle on the Middle River
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews

A Wonderful place to celebrate and/or enjoy family and friends!

  • 5 of 5

This place was amazing. We had 15 guests. The full bathroom with each bedroom was a huge benefit. The 2 extra half baths on the main floor made everything easy! Michael and John were both great and incredibly accommodating. We spent most of our time at the pool, kitchen and rooftop. The nights on the roof were spectacular. The pool has morning shade and created a great place for morning breakfast and coffee. By noon the pool is full sun for the remainder of the day. For any sun worshipers the rooftop has morning sun. The covered areas created a perfect oasis for our crowd. If I had to say something negative about this extraordinary castle it would be that the kitchen has everything you can imagine including a huge walk-in fridge yet it does not have an ice maker. The only disappointment. We are already talking about going back. It doesn’t disappoint.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property!

  • 5 of 5

Michael and his team were amazing. I would recommend it for a family vacation or as a special event venue. Michaels team also catered a large birthday event as well as several smaller breakfasts for us. He never said no and was great to work with. Thank you guys.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had our wedding here and it was everything we could have hoped and dreamed of. Michael was so helpful and accommodating. He helped us with our planning and gave us some great suggestions. All of our guests had an amazing time and the food was so delicious. The wedding cake that Michael made was one of the best cakes my family and I have ever had. We stayed at the Modern Castle from Thursday to Monday. It was so wonderful to spend some quality time before and after the wedding with our friends and family. As you can see from the photos this house is stunning and in a beautiful location. We definitely recommend booking the Modern Castle.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Truly Magical Experience at the Castle on Middle River in Fort Lauderdale!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I rented Michael's castle to accommodate and entertain family and friends over the extended weekend of our daughter's wedding held 19MAY2018, which was also our 34th wedding anniversary. Our family and friends constitute hard working, middle class professionals and tradesmen who have quite constrained opportunities to experience this level of luxury, which to us was commensurate with our best hotel stays (e.g., the Plaza in New York City; the Breakers in Palm Beach, FL; the Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, WV; the Grand in Point Clear, AL) with one exception to those hotels: we had the castle to ourselves! Michael and his staff (Johnny and team...shout out to you all!) provided utterly phenomenal hospitality, which included excellent banquet/catering services for the wedding reception. Their combined passion for great customer service [including maintaining a great sense of humor :)] made the stay in this gorgeous riverfront castle a truly magical experience! We highly recommend a stay at Michael's will be VERY pleased you chose to do so...fact NOT fiction! PS/FYI, I may be wrong, but the top deck of the castle appears to be the highest elevation for a significant distance within the surrounding area (i.e., awesome 360 degree views and great place to hang out and relax, especially at night)! V/R, Ed H., Father of the Bride :)

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceptional Venue and Value for a Corporate Retreat & Customer Entertainment

  • 5 of 5

We booked a 4 night stay for 12 people on our sales team. Actually living together (shopping, grilling meals, hanging out in the hot tub and balconies, even sharing rooms) all proved to be tremendous team building opportunities..........and it cost less than individual hotel rooms.

For the final two nights, we hosted 50 and 30 customers respectively. The owner catered the event. He performed magnificently. I cannot emphasize enough how important it was to have the guy that owned the place, set up and take care of everything. He did not need instruction on where to find things, how to use them, when to let people in, etc. He hired wonderful staff to serve dinner and attend to our every need. All we had to do was enjoy the magnificent home (supremely structured for entertaining) and engage our guests. Everyone had an excellent time. We had to assure our customers that this place costs less than 12 hotel rooms because they figured that we must be making too much margin on them!

The food was excellent and an exceptional value. I regularly contrast the choices and pricing with that of the hotel (which gouged us for box lunches). Next year, we will be back and add another day of training (which everyone believes is a euphemism for golf......but it is not). We worked really hard while there!

Thank you. Absolutely loved it. Off the charts. You can come and have a free stay at our B&B farm in Michigan.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely, larger home with plenty of intimate seating from the rooftop down!

  • 5 of 5

My family rented this incredible house in late March 2018 for a birthday celebration. Great location on the Middle River and close to beaches. Quick Uber ride from the Fort Lauderdale airport. Nicely accommodated 12 adults and one teenager. Great kitchen work space with multiple ovens and dishwashers, laundry room, dishes galore, outdoor grill and anything else you might need. Parking is plentiful. Owner Michael is very accommodating and a gracious host. We were even able to drop off luggage early. Tons of private little spots to sit and relax on the multiple balconies, three living room areas and river front patio. Quiet neighborhood. Shopping and restaurants nearby although we barely left the grounds! Highly recommend. Well worth the cost.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL)
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Varied restaurants in the Galleria Mall
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Federal Hywy
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Varied restaurants in the Galleria Mall
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Fort Lauderdale Beach

The Bonnet House botanical Gardens are at the beach about a mile from the house. The Galleria Mall, a walkable .2 miles on the other side of Sunrise Highway, has shops, restaurants, bars and cafe's for your eating and shopping pleasure. PF Changs has comfortable outside seating and the Jade Garden on the house side of Sunrise Highway has wonderful Chinese food with a very friendly staff.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $400

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.