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

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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. By the pool, Lounge Chairs and a large poolside Table with Market Umbrella 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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Terra Mar Island Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View
  • 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
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
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • 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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'VILLA MAR' on Private Island with Private Beach!! Wow!
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Great experience

  • 5 of 5

We had the best experience possible. We are looking forward to returning. The home was very spacious and amazing pool. It was well appointed with all of the comforts you could need. Invited our Adult children

and had a perfect time.

Thank you for having us.

Will come back

Paul Lanouette, Cape Cod, Mass

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Paul! We are extremely happy that you had a fantastic time with your family and were able to relax and enjoy yourselves! We look forward to your return – all the best to you and your family! Lisa
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Atlanta, GA

Fantastic Stay at Villa Mar!

  • 5 of 5

Just before the holiday season, my family and I stayed at Villa Mar (as well as their other property in the Florida Keys - Mar Azul; we took advantage of an open week just following our week at Villa Mar, turned out better-than-perfect!). This review is for Villa Mar – we arrived and the entire property was impeccably cleaned and welcoming. The house is comfortable for six people and the layout great. We were so close to everything in Fort Lauderdale and yet we had total privacy on the island community. We have stayed in the Fort Lauderdale area many times and this was BY FAR THE BEST in location and accommodations. To have seclusion and be still a stone's throw from the ocean/beach is incredible! We will be back, for sure – thank you Lisa, you and your staff treated us like royalty!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much - we appreciate you choosing Villa Mar (and Mar Azul, too!) glad you were able to take advantage of the very last-minute cancellation!!! Enjoy the upcoming springtime and let us know when we can see you back down to South Florida!
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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: March 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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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: February 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: June 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: September 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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Lisa Douglas
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2018

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 Terra Mar Island Estates

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!


Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Terra Mar Beach
Car: recommended

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Parasailing, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa, Racquetball, Basketball Court,Miniature golf, Shuffleboard,


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Linen Fee for over 6 ppl $60 + Tax
Cleaning $195 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Minimum of Seven Nights per City Ordinance

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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