|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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!
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
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!
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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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Parasailing, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa, Racquetball, Basketball Court,Miniature golf, Shuffleboard,
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jan 7 2017 - May 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
|Cleaning||$195 + Tax|
|Linen Fee for over 6 ppl||$60 + Tax|
Minimum of Seven Nights per City Ordinance