|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
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Want to create great memories? This is one of the most famous mansions in South Florida. Personal residence of JW Young founder of Hollywood and Port Everglades. This masterpiece was designed by the renowned architectural house of Rubish & Hunter, with significant influences from famous Palm Beach architect Addison Mizner. Listed on National Register of Historic Places by US Department of Interior. Former presidents of the United States have played pool here. Property has been beautifully restored and featured on HGTV, the mansion boasts 23 rooms with 8 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, with a 8,000 square feet layout this property has a gym, a billiard room, and a huge heated pool (30’ X 60’) with a cabana surrounded by beautiful gardens. Sitting on half an acre and only .5 miles or approximatly 800 meters from Hollywood Beach with the only beachfront boardwalk in Florida! It is also just a short walk to numerous fantastic restaurants. From the moment you enter the mansion you will realize that every detail was carefully thought out. Fantastic hardwood and Cuban tile floors throughout. Adorned with a old world imported Spanish tile roof and hand crafted interior wrought iron Spanish gates. As a guest you will experience beauty, comfort, and attention to detail that will have you coming back year after year.
The mansion is a destination unto itself with almost too many amenities to list: You will feel like you have been instantly transported to Andalusia. Slate billiards table with a Tiffany billiards room light, a exercise room, English pub style bar, outdoor gas grill, most bedrooms have new flat screen televisions which stream video, 50MPS wifi throughout the house (soon to be 125MPS when available), beautiful formal dinning room and living room with imported limestone fireplaces- formal library (also used as a convertible bedroom), separate attached apartment with it's own kitchen, convertible bedroom at ground level off the family room, Jacuzzi tub in marble master bath, commercial grade stainless steel appliances in kitchen, also waffle maker, juice maker, coffee maker, toaster- ect..., teak lounge chairs, and cabana with full bathroom and a serving kitchen with a refrigerator. Gorgeous formal courtyard with fountain and two additional Moorish fountains. All of this is framed with stunning formal gardens, imported marble statues (five total), and great Moorish limestone fixtures that sets this property apart from all others!
The mansion is ideally located between Fort Lauderdale and Miami. World renowned South Beach is just 25 minutes away. The home is close to both Miami and Ft. Lauderdale airports (FLA is only 5 miles away). Gulfstream Park (horse racing, gaming, dining, and entertainment) is just 7 minutes away. Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is just 15 minutes away. Only 17 minutes to Dolphins Stadium. Famous Ft. Lauderdale Beach is only 20 minutes away and charming Hollywood Beach (with the only beachfront boardwalk in Florida), is a short walk. Close to charming downtown Hollywood, with great shops, outdoor cafes, wine bars, jazz bars, and nightclubs. Aventura Mall is only a ten minute drive from here.
Rent jet skis just up the beach, or charter a fishing boat, etc. Most South Florida attractions are within 30 minutes driving time.
***Free beverages for guest arrivals (bottled water, sodas, imported and domestic beer) memory foam topped mattresses and new 600 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets on every bed)***
Keywords: Mansion, villa, vacation home, beach house, castle
I am originally from California but fell in love with south Florida and made it home for years. I purchased the Young Mansion and did a extensive five year renovation to return the house to its former glory. My plans changed and I decided to move back to California. It was hard leaving this beautiful home; staying in the Young Mansion is a one of a kind experience, you feel like you are living in a Andalusian or Tuscan villa. Great experience!
Richard Vest purchased this estate in 2002
This house has it all. It is close to the beach and it is a Spanish/Moorish architectural masterpiece. We fell in love with it the first time we saw it. The place is so sophisticated it really gives you the experience of living in another era.
Huge pool, formal gardens, hardwood floors and cuban tile throughout the house. House was built with a unique craftsmanship that would be incredibly difficult to duplicate today. Insurance companies valued the replacement cost to reproduce a house of this magnitude to be valued at 5 million dollars because of the home's intricate details. The place is a destination unto itself and staying here is a total experience.
We had a large group of friends that all stayed at Young Mansion together for two weeks and we had a wonderful time! The house is beautiful albeit old which we loved. We cooked group meals in the large kitchen, ate in the large dining room or by the pool and lounged in the cabana all day. The pool table was a hit with everyone. We were there for the Superbowl and the living room and TV was large enough to accommodate our large group. Even the dog had fun chasing the lizards around the pool. Michael (the caretaker) was nearby and available whenever we ran across a problem or question (which is bound to happen with an old estate this large). Richard was very responsive by email or phone whenever we had a question and sent us a very exhaustive list of guidelines/suggestions to help us prior to checking in. The beds were very comfortable and water pressure/temp was great (which can be tricky in an old house) - no problems there! The only thing I can even think of to suggest would be a commercial coffee maker - we were a large group of coffee drinkers and made many pots a day with the 12 cup Mr. Coffee maker - but other than that we had a lovely time in a grand old house with many nooks and crannies to explore! We are already planning our trip back next year. Thanks again to Richard Vest and Michael Neal for a wonderful time!
We had a fantastic stay at the Young Mansion and I would highly recommend to anyone thinking of staying in the area. I had booked the property to celebrate my husbands 40th birthday with a suprise family reunion - the house was spacious and comfortable for the 20 of us with a beautiful pool and garden area to relax by during the day. Although the kitchen was very well equipped we purchased a couple of other items during our stay to cater for the specific requirements of our group - Richard was so accommodating and purchased these items from us at the end of our stay (something that he did not need to do but was much appreciated as could not be taken with us). Thank you Richard for sharing your beautiful house!
The place was very nice, with an old feel, complete with ghost stories and quite a few myths (smile). Everyone enjoyed the stay and the accommodations were perfect for my family, however, I would like to point out a few issues that we noticed.
1. Throughout the house during our stay we encountered numerous insects, to include an over abundance or infestation of termites, which happened to be in almost every room. The termites were also found in the beds throughout the house.
2. Some of the beds had bed bugs and they were pointed out to me, and some of my family members started getting little red bumps on their skin.
3. The internet went out quite a bit during our stay, a couple of nights we were without internet/cable/Roku.
4. I would also suggest replacing the pots/pans in the kitchen, because they were badly burned and we ended up buying new pots to cook in.
5. I would also like to point out that all the pillows in every room should be replaced, they were very flat and we also went out and purchased new pillows for our family members to sleep on.
Overall, my family and I enjoyed the lovely home, clean and maintained quite well.
The beach was actually a little bit farther than 500 meters. It was probably double that and walking in the heat, but if the weather is nice the walk is durable. It is still better to walk than drive because parking was pretty high.
The house is a little old and outdated but it's a historic marker of the owners who founded Hollywood Florida. The air conditioner didn't work that well in the bedrooms on the left side of the house. The backdoor going from the house to the courtyard to get to the pool locks so when you go out it locks you out. There is only cable in the living room but have Ruko (it's like Apple TV) in the other rooms. All the rooms had a TV. The pool and pool area is really really nice and clean. Very spacious to entertain. We had an issue with one of the toilets but the house manager responded immediately. Overall it would be like a 3 star resort.
The property was definitely a great choice!! It was unique and had a ton of character. It's a great choice for a family gathering and accommodates young children quiet well. We greatly enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to others. Richard, home owner, was wonderful to deal with. Made the booking and logistics of the stay extremely easy to plan and put together. Mike the site manager was also great. The two times we contacted him, he came immediately and dealt with the issues raised. Overall, this location made our family vacation a great experience. Thank you!
This was a 20 person family stay, Plenty of room for everyone, everyone was impressed with the whole estate, all took many photos and promptly posted everything on Facebook. Easy to talk to owner or caretaker. no issues, owner returned deposit right away. Courtyard and pool used everyday. This is an older mansion but that is part of the charm. Most important review was my family all say this pick was a HOME-RUN!!!
This lovely mansion just steps from lovely Hollywood beach and is ideally located between Fort Lauderdale and Miami. Ft. Lauderdale airport is approximately 10 minutes away and Miami airport is about 25 minutes away. Gulfstream Park (horse racing, gaming, dining, and entertainment) is just 5 minutes away. Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is only about 15 minutes away. Dolphins Stadium, site of Super Bowl XLI and famous Ft. Lauderdale beach is only a 15 minute car ride, Hollywood Beach just steps away with its great boardwalk, restaurants, shop and the Atlantic ocean. Also within walking distance is charming downtown Hollywood, with great shops, outdoor cafes, wine bars, jazz bars, nightclubs, etc.
From here you can rent jet skis just up the beach, or charter a fishing boat, etc. Most South Florida attractions are within 30 minutes driving time.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 17 2016 - Apr 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$900|
|Property Damage Protection||$99|
|Cleaning||$500 + Tax|
Holiday Rates: 4th of July week $6,980, Thanksgiving week $6,980, Christmas week $7,950, and New Years week $8,980
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.