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3 bed/2 bath, heated pool, large fenced totally private back yard, zen garden

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Wilton Manors neighborhood of Fort Lauderdale, walk to shops, restaurants, bars

Zen Fort Lauderdale Vacation House

Enter into your own private, tropical vacation setting away from the hustle and bustle. Property is surrounded by a six-foot fence creating total privacy from the outside. Enjoy your comfortable, tropically landscaped home-away-from-home.

Bask in the South Florida sun as you lie next to the sparkling, Heated Pool and gaze at the soothing waterfalls. Relax in the shade of the Mango tree.

Enjoy dining out or leisurely preparing entire meals at home. Be as active as you want to be. Entertain with available games in the bright Florida room. It is ready and waiting for you.

Escape to your hideaway on a quiet street, yet be conveniently connected to everything a South Florida vacation could offer.

Meditate as you savor morning coffee in the front courtyard. Take a breather from the hot nightlife which is minutes away. Or go to the alligator farm. Enjoy the Shoppes of Wilton Drive, renowned nightclubs, restaurants and pristine sunny beaches. The ocean is a short drive away. You could even take a scenic four-hour drive through the Florida Keys to Key West or a 30-minute drive to South Beach. Disneyworld is about four hours north.

Amenities: Heated Pool with Waterfall, BBQ, Pool area Alarms for Child Safety, Pool Floats, Shady Courtyard, Tropical Landscape, Central Air-Conditioning, Ceiling Fans, Full Washer/Dryer, Linens/Towels Included, Refrigerator, Ice Maker, Dishwasher, Disposal, Microwave, Toaster, Coffeemaker, Blender, Dishes/Utensils Provided, Expanded (120+ channels) AT & T Uverse Services on 4 TVs, VCR/DVD Player, Stereo/CD/MP3 Player, Telephone, Wireless Internet, Clock Radios, Hairdryers, Iron & Ironing Board, Highchair, Crib.

Activities: NEARBY: Swimming, Snorkeling/Diving, Boating, Kayaking, Sailing, Water-skiing, Surfing, Windsurfing, Parasailing, Jet Skiing, Shelling, Rafting, Fishing, Hiking, Golf, Great Tennis, Racquetball, Basketball, Fitness Center, Gym, Shuffleboard, Horseshoes, Miniature Golf, Amusement Parks, Wildlife Viewing, Horseback Riding, Shopping, Restaurants, Live Theater, Cinemas, Museums, new Hard Rock Casino, Sightseeing, Horse & Greyhound Racing.

Property is centrally located - a 10 minute drive to the stunning Atlantic shoreline. Only 2 miles from the famous Las Olas Boulevard (the Rodeo Drive of Ft. Lauderdale), a strip of sophisticated bars, chic boutiques and fine dining. Also near Riverwalk which has entertainment and eateries along a lush promenade hosting grand yachts.

More Details

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

The following review was posted on VacationHomeRentals by Lynn and Mike Overly (Indiana USA) on March 19, 2008:

Home away from home - We can't say enough about our stay in Lou and Jim's great house. The backyard is a dealbreaker with extreme privacy and wonderful landscaping. It was especially great at night. They were wonderful landlords for our foray into winter Florida living. The house has such a homey feel we didn't think about our home once. Everything you need and more is provided and again, I can't overstate how gracious the guys were. At one point, we had 4 guests and there was plenty of room for all and everyone was impressed by how well maintained the home was. Great experience and we'll definitely be back.
Mar 2008
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Downtown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Town
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , House Bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Master Bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , With TV
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , With TV
    Crib/Bassinet/Changer - 1 baby crib , 3-1 Combo
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Private Bath & Separate Outside Entrance, With TV
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Wireless internet, MP3 Player, Volleyball/Badminton, Babysitter available at additional costs, 10 % off Gold Coast Car Rental


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3 bed/2 bath, heated pool, large fenced totally private back yard, zen garden
average rating of 4.918919 based on 114 reviews
Toledo OH

This was our family's 1st...

  • 5 of 5

This was our family's 1st experience not only renting a home (that would COMFORTABLY sleep 7) but also our 1st experience vacationing in Miami. After hours & literally DAYS of researching hundreds of internet listings (in addition to price comparing motels and reading tripadvisor reviews) of rentals located in the Miami area all the way north to Pompano Beach, this property TOPPED THE LIST for value, cleanliness, privacy, and amennities. Of the dozens of inquiries I made from both the rental owners and the BBB, Lou was the ONLY owner not intimidated or offended by my questions, as I had no idea what to expect! He graciously & thoughtfully answered each question in detail, and as far as I know, he's the only one of at least 50-75 inquiries that is licensed with the Dept of Business & Professional Regulation, Division of Hotels & Restaurants. He was one of the few (if not the ONLY one) that did NOT require a damage deposit; by mentioning his name you can receive a 10% off Gold Coast car rental, and he helped our family of seven get the MAX of our TIME & MONEY by sending us the Greater Ft Lauderdale Vacation planner (at his own expense); he emailed web links for discounts to local attractions & restaurants & shops & family/kid attractions; he shared plane ticket advice & info & even emailed a live beach cam link which provided 6 months of happy anticipation! He helped these northern tourists find their way around town and SAVE GAS by preparing a map for us to affordable restaurants serving the cuisine we had mentioned we were interested in. Lou PAYS ATTENTION to you! But YOU DON'T PAY travel agent fees for his GENEROUS, kind, considerate and SINCERE customer service -- if you want it (or need it), Lou will get it for you! Thanks, Lou, for all the behind-the-scenes work, dedicated effort, and personal expense you donated towards making our vacation memorable. You didn't make us feel like guests; you made us feel like FAMILY! Your friends the Baums from The Buckeye State! And all goes well for the generous man who conducts his business fairly. Psalm 112:5

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Zen Garden was awesome

  • 5 of 5

Our vacation at ZenGarden was awesome. The house was perfectly clean and the perfect space for 6.5 occupants. A very nice and quiet neighborhood.

Close to the beach but far enough away from the big parties.

The pool was perfect after a day at the beach especially for the 4 1/2 and five-year-olds with us.

Great to have TVs in the room for the teenagers with us as well.

No issues with the house but the owners were more responsive than anyone else we've worked with on VRBO

Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

This property was very homely and would definitely come to visit again

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Clean & lovely pool

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from a 5 night vacation during Spring Break at this property in Ft. Lauderdale. We thought the home was clean and spacious for our family of 5. We especially loved the heated pool, and access right from the back door. The fountain in the pool was a hit as well. We were a little far from the beach (about 15min drive), but we had a car so this wasn't a major issue. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful and Peaceful Home

  • 5 of 5

We always use VRBO whenever we travel, we felt really blessed when we found this home for a last min, trip to Ft Lauderdale for my Father-in-laws 80th birthday <3 This home is beautiful and welcoming! The beds are comfortable, the furniture is nice the heated pool with it's pretty waterfall was amazing!! The house is conveniently located to the beach and to I-95 and the turnpike so to quickly travel just about anywhere. The neighborhood is quiet we never saw any one else. The kids (5 & 2) had toys and bedding and 2 wonderful fenced in area's to play in. This home is worth every penny!! We will definitely rent again when in the area!!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Very comfortable, great location, good facilities - recommended!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this property! Four adults and a baby, more than enough room and everything we needed for our stay. This definitely felt like a home away from home. Great to relax in at the end of a long day out and lots of lovely days spent by the pool.

Well located for all local attractions, very nice and safe residential area.

Steve, the owner, and Roberto, the property manager, answered any queries we had very promptly and professionally.

We'd really recommend this property for a relaxing and comfortable stay!

Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Fort Lauderdale Beach
Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International (FLL)
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I 95
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Fort Lauderdale
Car: recommended

10 minutes walk (9 blocks) to Wilton Drive: shops, restaurants, boutiques and bars.

12 minute drive to the beach.

Major grocery, pharmacy, services 2 minutes in the car.

Convenience store just two blocks away.

Nearby; Great Tennis, Hard Rock Casino, Horse & Greyhound Racing


Rates & Availability

Downtown House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 2017 - Oct 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Halloween/Boat Show
Oct 27 2017 - Nov 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 6 2017 - Nov 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
Winter Peak
Jan 2 2018 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2018 - May 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2018 - Oct 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $250

50% require to reserve, balance due 60 days prior to arrival.
For reservations made less than 60 days of arrival, entire charges due at time of reservation.
$100 up to $250 refundable damage deposit may be required.
30+ day notice to cancel - otherwise Non-Cancelable.
$100 Flat Fee for all Cancellations, regardless of notice given.
Maximum 6 adult/children guests, strictly enforced.

Holiday Rates apply for reservations including: 4th of July, Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, and Christmas + New Years holidays = $25 extra per night.
7 night minimum for reservations including Christmas and/or New Year holidays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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