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3BR, 2BA. Private, Heated Pool & Hot Tub. Boat Dockage & Ocean Access.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome


About the property

3 bedroom/2 bathroom, Relaxing South Florida Retreat

Colossal master bedroom with adjacent master bath in back of house. Two additional bedrooms and another full bath near front of house. Living room includes 42 inch flat-screen TV with DVD player. Modern kitchen with open dining area, overlooking heated, saltwater pool & hot tub. Additional patio seating outside, perfect for barbecuing. 60 ft. of calm-water dock on property. (Boat launch 5 min. away, or arrive by boat via Dania Canal.) Centralized location to enjoy the best of South Florida's attractions. Relaxing environment, fantastic for lounging by the pool or exploring local waterways.

Michael Hess
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

About Michael Hess

I am the Captain of a tugboat, based out of New York City. I work two weeks per month, and live in surf trunks and sandals year round. I love surfing, fishing, snowboarding, and cooking. I live for the endless summer. One of my favorite things to do when home is cruise the river via boat by day and party at the casino by night. Of course, I'm doing much less partying now that I'm happily married and a father of a rambunctious three year-old! My wife works full-time in NYC, so I don't get to use the house as much as I would like anymore. I would love to see the house put to good use by a nice family, adventurous snowbirds or thrill-seeking bachelors/bachelorettes.

Michael Hess purchased this house in 2009

Why Michael Hess chose Greater Fort Lauderdale

This is my first house... and it was love at first sight! The house was completely refinished by the previous owner. The kitchen is awesome. The pool is gorgeous. Ocean access via boat makes it perfect!


Fort Lauderdale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • River ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 full bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • (3) Queen Beds in every room.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

3BR, 2BA. Private, Heated Pool & Hot Tub. Boat Dockage & Ocean Access.
average rating of 4.2105265 based on 19 reviews

Could have gone better

  • 2 of 5

We debated on whether to give this review, and decided we should, so that anyone else looking at this property would know what to expect.

This was our first time renting a house versus a hotel stay. We chose this property for it's size and amenities. The size of the house accommodated our group of 8 adults adequately (as long as two people are willing to sleep on the sectional sofa), and the kitchen, dining & patio/grill area were perfect for meal preparations and eating. The issues we had were with the pool & hot tub. The prior reviews regarding the problems with the pool were spot on. The directions were very complicated and nothing we, the pool guy or Michael did (via several phone conversations) helped. We were only able to utilize the pool one day of a five day stay. Although Michael credited us a small amount for our inconvenience and indicated he was planning on replacing his complicated pool system with an simpler one, it doesn't make up for the problems we had. It's doubtful we will be able to plan another vacation where the whole family is able to attend, so although we made the best of a bad situation, we are left with the disappointment that we were not able to take advantage of all the amenities this property promised.

If you are considering this property for the pool & hot tub, I would suggest verifying their function ability first.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I apologize for the confusion over the pool. I send every guest detailed instructions for my home an, including the pool, before their stay. The pool was heated upon your arrival and my concierge stopped by to make sure you didn’t have any additional questions. Upon receipt of your complaint regarding the pool, the pool service arrived within 24 hours. The concierge also visited the property an additional two times during your stay. I was under the impression that the pool situation had been resolved on the first day of your stay, but offered you a partial refund out of respect for your initial disappointment. To avoid future issues regarding the pool, I have had a new, more user-friendly system installed ($1500). I take immaculate care of my home and have never misrepresented its amenities. The house sleeps 8 people through various combinations of the following: 3 queen beds, 2 twin inflatable Aero beds (located in the linen closet), 1 L-shaped couch, 1 loveseat-sized beanbag chaise. Once again, I apologize for your inconvenience and hope to avoid future misunderstandings.
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Great Home to stay!

  • 4 of 5

The Home was a great place to stay. Michael the owner was very accommodating. Any question was answered promptly.

The house was comfortable, and clean, slept well. The pool area was exceptional. Stores nearby, and entertainment if you want it is also nearby. Very near the airport. You get used to the plane noise quickly.

We would recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exactly what we wanted.

  • 5 of 5

When we got to the house we were pleasantly surprised. The pool was beautiful and the BBQ got really hot, that's all we needed. it was clean, spacious and comfortable. Mike was incredibly hospitable. Always a phone call away if we had anything. He even has his neighbor check in to make sure that we can get the hot tub working and that everything is alright. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nightmare Vacation!!!

  • 1 of 5

This was our once a year vacation and we thought we had found the perfect place. My wife and 2 girls requested one thing for this vacation- a nice quiet house with a heated pool. While this would cost significantly more than a hotel stay I felt we all really deserved it and decided to go for it. After looking at several properties and speaking with the owner of this property we all felt that we had found a really perfect place with a heated pool and a very nice property owner. We were ecstatic but little did we know...

Here is a short list of SOME of the issues we had with the property/owner.

A. We arrived late at night and loved the home but found the place disgustingly unsanitary. They clearly had someone clean before we arrived, but it looked like they used a dirty, smelly rag to do a quick wipe down of the place. There was grime all over the floors, bathroom and the kitchen. When we opened the fridge and oven (which we decided not to touch) we found open containers, spillage and rotting chunks of meat in the oven. I wish I could attach pics. Resolution- the owner was very responsive, said that it never happened before but didn't bother to send someone to clean again or compensate my wife and kids for cleaning the place.

B. After reading the very complicated pool instructions I spent hours trying to get it to heat. I am very handy and have my own mini pool at home which I actually installed myself but I could not figure out why the pool was not heating. I spent the next 3 out of 5 days texting and speaking with the owner to trouble shoot the issue. The owner finally sent his neighbor to check it out. He concluded that the pool lines were severely clogged which was stopping circulation and needed a professional to check it out. Once again the owner was very responsive with this but said it never happened before and didn’t bother sending someone to fix the issue. It wasn’t' till the end of our stay that the routine pool cleaning guy came and in ten min it was heating perfectly. He told us that he was never even called despite the owner promising us that he tried 4 companies but they were all busy. The heated pool was the only reason we decided to take the place but instead I spent 4 out of 5 days trying to get the thing to work.

C. The owner actually had the gall to charge us for cleaning(!!!) after leaving 2 hrs late even though I told him we were going to arrive late at night and leave a few hrs late.

D. When I disputed this he decided not to send me an

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

My family and I had a lovely experience. The house is very comfortable and the pool is fabulous! Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really enjoyable stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had 4 adults and 3 kids for our stay. I love the layout of the house. Plenty of space for everyone and the spaces were very separated helping with noise and privacy. Outside was absolutely wonderful! So very private and right on the water. Lizards of all shapes and sizes in the yard across from the house on the canal. Ducks and turtles! There was a noisy parrot (guessing) across the way, but this is no fault of the property.

Michael was so easy to deal with! He accommodated all of my requests and multiple, multiple questions:) We needed to ship some items and were able to ship them to the neighbor, who also was available for questions.

I can't say enough about the pool area. It was enjoyed by all! Even my husband, who never swims. The grill was used every night! On a humorous note... a sprinkler schedule would be nice:) That would have made a funny utube video! As noted in another review, watch the water pool level, needs to be half way up the blue tile. There is a hose right there, very easy. But keep in mind that you may lose water pressure in the house while running the hose.

I do recommend a car or use one of the many car services in the area. There is a restaurant with in walking distance, food was excellent. Can't remember the name, but it started with an M. There is a grocery store not far, but will need a car.

Then there are the planes. At first I really thought it was going to bother us. But.. you can't hear them inside, its really not that many, very few after dark, and in reality you kind of get use to it. Yes, sometimes you do have to pause for 5 seconds for it to pass for talking, but not a hindrance in any way.

Obviously, we loved our stay! Giving it a 5 because there is no option for a 4.75. We would definitely stay here again. Even with the planes;)

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Fort Lauderdale House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 9 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
electric cover pool heat $150 + Tax
cleaning $130 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 5.0%

Check In - 4:00 pm
Check Out - 11:00 am
(We're happy to make exceptions based on availability!)

Special rates available for snowbirds! (Minimum of 3-month stay required.)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
FLL Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Barpub
0.15 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Tri Rail
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Florida Turnpike
Nearest Restaurant
0.15 Miles
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Dania/Hollywood/Fort Lauderdale
Car: recommended

2 miles to Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. 10 minutes to Ft. Lauderdale, Hollywood and Dania beaches. Golf courses all over the area. World class deep sea fishing. Air boat rides in the everglades or Flamingo Gardens to see native animals. Nature trails and walking paths. Shopping. Close to Miami. Great restaurants nearby. Snorkeling, fishing and diving also nearby.


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