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Stu Dabbs

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

Private Heated Waterfall Pool with Large Lanai, Bring Boat Ocean Access

42 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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South Fort Lauderdale House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6-8) Up to 8 with kids

Nicely appointed, cute Private home with heated waterfall pool and Lanai with Caribbean Theme. Minutes via car to the beach! Lots of outdoor screened in living area! Bring your own boat and fishing pole, our dock is 10 Ft away from pool and 20 minutes to the ocean. Lots of updated and new furnishings and appliances. Hard Rock Casino Resort , Los Alos, Airport & The Beach Very close. . PLEASE see pricing, feedback and listing details. No short term rentals for parties please!

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Stu Dabbs (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Stu Dabbs

Passion for FL and boating.

Stu Dabbs purchased this house in 2002

Why Stu Dabbs chose Fort Lauderdale

Cozy, private house. Great Memory Maker!

What makes this house unique

Pool, Lanai, Canal and great character!


based on 42 traveler reviews

Private Heated Waterfall Pool with Large Lanai, Bring Boat Ocean Access
average rating of 4.5 based on 42 reviews


  • 3 of 5

My stay at this property was great except for 3 things...1. The pool water was not treated 2. I found huge roaches on the chair and running on the walls (only 3 so it wasn't a big deal for me but my son is allergic to them) and 3.water was coming up from under the wood floor in the kitchen which was very very smelly, again I have a son with severe allergies!!

My family develope rash from the pool water and that is when I deceived to go to Walmart and purchase a pool testing kit... I tested the water and it had very little To no chemicals....that was gross.. And I did ask Stu about the pool water prior to going and he assured me that the pool is being treated bi-weekly ...However, Stu was very good with sending over the pool guy the next day... I re tested the water and it was perfect... The pool issue was my biggest concern since i rented this house because of the pool..

To my surprise, even thou Stu was good with response he never apologized for the pool being untreated...he never asked how everyone was recovering with the rash or apologetic in any way...

Renters make sure you test the water before you go in...

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm sorry but this women was nuts.. She complained about every. I've never had an issue with my PH or chemical levels in 12 years of renting my house and its the same professional pool company that's serviced it.. I contacted my pool tech and He showed up the very next day to show the tenants the test results and they were not there. Just like every on in 20 renters, want to complain about something in hopes they get a discount.
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We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Stu was very accommodating and responsive. My children loved the pool and fishing from the canal. We will be back next time!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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nice home and inexpensive!

  • 5 of 5

The home was cute & cozy, perfect for my family. The beach & downtown were really close by & about 40 minutes away from Miami. It was really clean & the pool was perfect with the heater & also had a screen to protect from insects! Private neighborhood & perfect for a small family.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

My kids and I enjoyed our stay at Stu's vaca home.

Lots of room for small kids to run around. Loved the pool and neighbor. Will be def be back.

Thanks Stu😊

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Home Away From Home Oasis

  • 5 of 5

The home was simply perfect for me! The home is bright and airy. It is simply and tastefully decorated. It had all of the comforts of my own home. I felt safe and welcome. The area is quiet. The home was well equipped with toiletries, towels, linens, cleaners, trash bags and kitchen basics. The kitchen is absolutely beautiful. My only recommendation to Stu would be to fix the missing wooden tiles on kitchen floor. The pool was clean and the pool area was clean and comfortable and private. It would be nice to have a pool skimmer or net in the pool area to clean debris and little bugs that like to take a dip every now and again between pool services. I would definitely recommend this gem to my friends, family and colleagues when visiting the Ft. Lauderdale/ Miami area. The owner "Stu" provided great customer service!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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This property views better than it actually is....

  • 2 of 5

This was my first home rental so i was a bit skeptical to begin with. Just didn't want to get scammed. My stay was from Sept. 10 to the 24th and i made it a point not to rate this property until i received my deposit which was credited to my cc on the 26th of Feb. Yes, i said February! This was of course after my inquiry of the whereabouts of my deposit.

When i arrived to the property, it was impressive, initially. The first problem that i had was the front door is all clear glass with dolphins. Absolutely no privacy! Anyone could stand at the front door and view the entire living room, dining room, kitchen area up to the window that views the backyard. The window viewing the backyard also had no blinds or curtains. Which allowed the neighbors unobstructed views of the house, especially when all lights were on.

The backyard was decent with the exception of a Severe leak in the roof which covered the couch table and tv area hence this disallowed me the opportunity of watching tv when it rained which occurred often. The screen to the lanai had about a six inch tare that basically grew to the entire screen waving in the wind. Which i was informed the owner knew about the initial issue.

The master bedroom was okay but the bathroom had a lot to be desired. Nothing that regular maintenance couldn't resolve but what caught me off guard besides electrical outlets not working properly, there was a ceiling fan in the bathroom....

The kitchen was nicely updated. My only issue was once again the electrical outlets and the light switches.

This property has potential if only it were maintained on a regular basis.

I couldn't recommend this property with a good conscience to anyone....

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Not sure where to start with this one? Never had a negative review like this! This guest is completely unreasonable and from my 12+ years of vacation rental experience, I understand 1 in 200 guests are going to complain and have unreasonable expectations. Just the way people are unfortunately. Most importantly, I want to emphasize we have 35+ feedback all 4 and mostly 5 star. I will be the 1st to admit, our house is not a 5 star resort. Its a nice, clean house that offers great accommodations for an excellent value. Simple as that. Additionally, hundreds of other satisfied guest truly believe our home offered great accommodations for an excellent value, that's why they return. The frustrating part regarding feedback is when they Lie. I looked in my records and it did not take 5 months to receive deposit back. That is nuts. Its an automatic process and if I took that long why didn't she contact Homeaway?? Anyone else including myself would have in their right minds. Complaints about electrical outlets and lights?? Ok that's a 1st. The small Leak, that has been fixed, was outside in the lanai area next to the pool. The house has lots of glass large windows so the outdoors can be enjoyed with natural light and great views of the pool. Living room and all bedrooms have blinds. Never has anyone had an issue with this? Maybe if she rents houses in the future she can pay twice the price and be happy?
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Ft Lauderdale
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Ft. Lauderdale
Car: necessary

We are located in a residential area about 10-15 Minutes via car from the Airport, the beach, Los Alos, Hard Rock Casino and golf.

Other Activities: Hard Rock Casino, Innercoastal and Los Alos


Rates & Availability

South Fort Lauderdale House Rental Rates

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Non Peak
May 1 2016 - Nov 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

If app 4% $0
Cleaning $125
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 11.0%

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South Fort Lauderdale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • We also have outdoor Shower next to pool
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , Futon with extra matress in 3rd Bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • marina
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
Waterfall Heated Pool!

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