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Charming Florida home with an evocative tropical island feel.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6-8.

* During the Winter we rent from Saturday to Saturday.^ Classic Florida cottage great for a budget friendly family vacation. The lagoon pool is the showpiece of the home and a hit with young and old alike. The home was built during the awesome boom days of South Florida in the 1950`s and 60`s, with Dade County Pine ceilings and an ornamental coral rock wall, both now Federally protected and no longer available for building. This is Fort Lauderdale, no South Beach pretense. The exposed pine ceilings provide a warm, homey touch. The back bedrooms have sliding glass doors for direct access to the pool area. The backyard is completely fenced to provide Key West-style privacy. Window air-conditioning units. Wireless high speed internet and cable television. The home is equipped with standard kitchen and bathing amenities suitable for an affordable family oriented vacation stay. The legendary Mai Kai restaurant is a short walk away for all you tiki enthusiasts. Coral Ridge Mall is also close by.

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for the wonderful time in Fort Lauderdale! We enjoyed the pool area so much, it's a beautiful pool! We had some adventures too and visited the Everglades, Key West, Palm Beach and Cape Canaveral. Our daughter loved shopping in Florida. We will always remember our time in Florida! Lots of greetings! -Family of 4 from Hamburg
Jul 2013
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Downtown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Brand new beds with exceptionally comfortable mattresses. Two inflatable Aero Beds also available. There is a $10 daily surcharge for heated pool. Recommended December - April.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Charming Florida home with an evocative tropical island feel.
average rating of 4.695652 based on 34 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Kevin is a great host. Very good communicator and provides Information in how to use the home. Excellent service!! We’ve stayed twice now and will most definitely be back again.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lawrence, KS

The outside is amazing and the location is great!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Kevin's property. The pool and hottub outside were so nice and clean, and the big windows just drew you outside. We had 6 adults stay and it was the perfect size. The house is very close to some shops and restaurants, and about a mile to the beach (which was very clean and perfect in December!). We would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chesapeake, VA

November 2017

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at Kevin’s home. It’s in a nice quiet neighborhood close to the beach and the pool and hot tub made the home. Kevin is an amazing owner to work with. He was prompt in answering any questions we had. We would stay here again. We had a wonderful 30th Anniversary celebration.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well stocked, wonderful centrally located, the Pool, THE POOL!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned home from a 5 day stay and really couldn't have been more pleased with the house! There were amenities there that were not even listed on the website: beach towels, pool toys, a baby pool float and a set of water wings. The major pulling point for our family was the pool especially since it has both a wading pool for children and a hot tub (for after the kids go to bed- ha!) The yard is lushly landscaped and very pretty. We spent all day everyday in the pool. Furniture in the house was new and comfortable. The kitchen has been recently renovated and was great to cook in or you can grill right out on the patio. The kitchen also everything a chef would need: pots, pans, knives, etc. very well stocked. It's an older property that has been well maintained and updated. We had such a great week!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home in beautiful Florida!

  • 5 of 5

We traveled to Florida with 3 young children under 4, and we were so happy this is the home we chose. The neighbourhood is absolutely perfect, it is quiet, yet close enough to get to the beach or shopping in a matter of minutes. My daughters and I would walk the neighbourhood every morning and everyone we met along the way was beyond friendly. The backyard really makes this house perfect. The yard is completely private. You can not see into anyone's yard, nor can they see you. Its a private oasis. The pool was gorgeous, and always heated to the perfect temperature. The house itself was a tad dated inside, but had a cozy cottage feel. The home had everything we could possible need inside to make meals and feel right at home. There were ample towels, bedding, etc. I would recommend this place if you are looking for a private beautiful yard to spend your time in!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Holiday Memories

  • 5 of 5

My sisters and I spent ten days over the Christmas holiday at this charming home and loved every minute. The home was clean and neat - very old Florida with the walls of sliding glass doors looking out into the privacy fenced yard and large, heated pool and jacuzzi. Spent every morning in the pool enjoying the warmth and sunshine. The home is close to everything - shopping, fine dining, and the beach. Our stay here was the first time in many years that my sisters and I had all been together and the setting was ideal for making some wonderful memories.

Thank you Kevin for sharing your home. We will most definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Fort Lauderdale International
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Wayward Sailor Pub
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Coral Ridge
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Oakland Park Blvd. and Interstate 95
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
The Jib Room
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100

Rates are based on a party of four. Larger parties will be quoted a proportionally higher rate. Rates are higher than advertised during holiday periods, i.e. Christmas, New Years, Presdents Day, etc.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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