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'VILLA MAR' on Private Island with Private Beach!! Wow!

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Terra Mar Island Estates House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 6)

Located on gated Terra Mar Island, Villa Mar is a superb accommodation for the relaxing professional. The exterior is lush, tropical and professionally maintained with a private 32' Heated Lap pool including a six-foot lounge area with Spa Jets and Aerobic Exercise hook-ups. By the pool, Lounge Chairs and a large poolside Table with Market Umbrellas make it the perfect spot to enjoy grilling on the Stainless Steel professional grade Grill. Relax and enjoy the seventy-five foot dock/frontage on 'Spanish River'! Inside, the entire home has been Decorator-designed with layers of calm and inviting colors of the Ocean, speckled with the rich wood tones of fine rattan and Burled wood...culminating with an eye-catching wall of shimmering Mosaic tile that can be seen as you gaze through the eighteen foot wide windows overlooking the pool and waterway!

You may want to spend breakfast on the screened Porch decorated with Henry Link Wicker furnishings and luxurious Sheer drapery appointments. The custom designed Kitchen offers a wonderful built-in Granite table and counters...a Lighted Glass Display Cabinet, Colorful Artwork and many lighting options make this Restaurant-inspired kitchen a favorite gathering spot! Complete with everything a cook needs - including a myriad of stemware and china.

The spacious living room and Dining area boasts your fourth option for dining - a beautiful Reed Rattan Dining Table and upholstered chairs with a custom Nine-light Shaded Chandelier above...

The Three Bedrooms (all ensuite with full bathrooms) were designed to provide a relaxing experience. There are four televisions including VCRs, DVDs, a Video and Music library, high-speed and wireless Internet hook-up...all including playing cards and board games! The location, the amenities - the ultimate choice - VILLA MAR!

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only

Lisa Douglas
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016
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About Lisa Douglas

Hello there, my name is Lisa and I am here to provide the utmost help in making sure your vacation is fantastic! I have over thirty years experience in the Hospitality Industry, so I have a good understanding of the upscale travelers needs! We also have other properties in the Florida Keys as well as Georgia.

Lisa Douglas purchased this house in 1990

Why Lisa Douglas chose Florida

The very private location is truly unmatched! There is no other place to be in Broward County that offers the gated Island seclusion, the private beach and the direct access by waterway!


based on 9 traveler reviews

'VILLA MAR' on Private Island with Private Beach!! Wow!
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Stayed two weeks and would go back anytime. Villa Mar is as nice as the pictures look and the thoughtful, responsive owner could not have been nicer or more accommodating. Our group - Grandparents to Grandkids - universally acclaimed that this was the Best Place we'd ever vacationed. Super conveniently located, we also used the 2 provided bicycles and took advantage of the free small bus that literally picks up and drops off right outside your front door. We even learned to Paddle Board right off the dock in the back. If you like the Lauderdale-by-the-Sea area, you can't pick a nicer place to vacation than Villa Mar!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very, very much! It was our extreme pleasure to have you as guests! So glad you rented paddle boards - it's quite the in-thing to do! The Pelican Hopper is one of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea's top assets, fantastic in a vacation area to utilize free transportation!! We are thrilled that your entire family enjoyed Villa Mar and we certainly look forward to having you back soon! All the best, Lisa
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Irwin, PA

Beautiful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We rented Villa Mar for 3 weeks with another couple and had an absolutely wonderful time. The island was like a little oasis in the middle of the active beach communities of Pompano Beach, Lauderdale by the Sea and Fort Lauderdale. Having separate bathrooms for each bedroom was great for privacy and with the large great room and beautiful screened porch we never felt crowded. The landscaping by the pool was just lovely & it was so relaxing to take a swim & then lounge in the sun reading. Short walk to the beach as well. Life doesn't get any better! Villa Mar was a wonderful choice for our February get away!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing Villa Mar for your vacation! We really appreciate your thoughtful insight and sharing your experience with other prospective guests. All the best to you and yours!!
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Hampton, IA

Beyond Our Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Selecting Villa Mar as our place to stay was like hitting the jackpot. I traveled with my wife and 3 children (ages 12, 9, and 6) to the Fort Lauderdale area recently and Villa Mar was the perfect place to stay. The house was very clean, organized and well equipped. The pictures on the website are very accurate and true to what we discovered. We appreciated the quiet neighborhood setting and felt very safe. My children loved the heated pool and spent a considerable amount of time in it each day. The walk to the beach takes less than 5 minutes. We spent many evenings at the beach which was very relaxing.

We were a short drive from downtown Fort Lauderdale and everything was easy to get to by car.

Lisa was simply fabulous to work with and she did everything she could to ensure that our stay was pleasant. She was quick with responses to any questions that I had. If we are in the area again, we will look no further and try to stay at Villa Mar. I would highly recommend it to any and all travelers.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Jerry! It was our pleasure and we definitely look forward to having you back at Villa Mar!! Take care and enjoy the rest of the summer! Lisa
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Kansas City

A week at Villa Mar is the perfect week of "Tropical Treasure"!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this property in September for a “girls only get-away” and it was perfect for my group in every way. It was exactly as it appeared online in the photos, except it was really much better (!!), as the photos can NOT convey the easy living and total comfort this home offers in every room! We knew we loved it immediately upon arrival, (and by the end of the week we could not bear to say good-bye to our tropical retreat!) Every room is tastefully decorated with lovely furnishings, VERY comfortable beds – (the mattresses in every room were amazing!) and everything was sparkling clean and fresh - especially the kitchen, which was spotless! The 3 generous-sized and quiet bedrooms each have a private full bath, which was wonderful for our group. Everything you might need for the total week of relaxation is included: private, gated, beach access across the street, (which we enjoyed immensely and it made us feel like we belonged to an exclusive club), not to mention the beautiful water-access (w/dock) back yard and pool area, which is beautifully landscaped with huge, lush, tropical trees – totally private! It was so nice, my group hardly wanted to leave the back yard, but we did finally, and then found out that the location of this house is actually the “hidden bonus” in this property! NOTHING is far away, and we ended up having some wonderful day trips - a short drive an hour north puts you in the middle of Palm Beach opulence, or that same hour south will take you to some crazy fun in South Beach, Miami! But, if you just want a bit of old Florida without the drive, we found out that Lauderdale-by-the Sea is completely charming and everything you would need or want is right there, including shopping, and some very good and fun beach-side dining! We all loved it so much that we will all be repeat guests! Thank you Lisa, for offering such a perfect property to those of us who need a bit of tropical treasure every now and again. Thanks also for making us all feel so welcome - your hospitality is so very much appreciated! We can't wait to plan our next visit to Villa Mar!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you SO VERY much! We always appreciate wonderfully kind comments - and we truly thank you for choosing Villa Mar! We definitely look forward to having you back - Take Care and hope you and yours enjoy some wonderful Holidays around the corner! All the best, Lisa
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  • 5 of 5

This property was absolutely perfect for our vacation! We loved everything about Villa Mar except for the week went by too fast!!! When we arrived, we were amazed to see that the house was a true representation of the photos! Villa Mar was very clean and had everything that we needed for our stay! Lisa was a jewel to deal with! Any inquiries we had, she was quick to respond! THANKS LISA! Our vacation was very memorable and we would not hesitate in recommending this property to anyone! We would love to stay here again as it was very relaxing and peaceful!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you VERY much, Natalie! We really enjoyed having you at Villa Mar and certainly hope to have you back soon! Truly appreciate your time and efforts on submitting this review - we really appreciate your very kind words! Enjoy the Springtime up there! All the best, Lisa
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Great villa for an unforgettable vacation

  • 5 of 5

We found the villa exactly like the pictures we saw. All of the amenities and extra cleaning were provided. The ambiance and decoration put all of us in the right mood for a relaxing and unforgettable vacation.

We had a nice and kind welcome from Lisa and her husband.

To every of our questions, Lisa was always there to answer and to help.

Her gentleness played an important part in making all of us feel welcomed and at ease, during all of our stay.

I highly recommend the villa and the owners, because both have to come together to make an unforgettable stay.

Next time, we plan to stay longer.


  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you VERY much for your wonderful words - it was our pleasure to have you and your family at Villa Mar! We certainly look forward to your return! Thanks again - Lisa
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Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Parasailing, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa, Racquetball, Basketball Court,Miniature golf, Shuffleboard,


Rates & Availability

Terra Mar Island Estates House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 5
May 7 2016 - Dec 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Season 2017
Jan 7 2017 - May 5 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $195 + Tax
Linen Fee for over 6 ppl $60 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Minimum of Seven Nights per City Ordinance

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Terra Mar Island Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms have private, wonderfully updated bathroom amenities and TV.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
35 Foot Dockage, Gated Private Beach with Parking and Picnic Tables/Charcoal BBQ grilles, Private 32' Heated Lap Pool with Six-Foot lounge area w/Spa Jets and built-in Exercise hooks. Stainless Grille. Sorry, but there is no garage access.

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