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Luxury. Waterfront/Dock. Citybeach. View. Renewed villa. New pool. 4 full bath.

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 8+2 extra beds + 2 baby beds. 10 new sunbed, 8 bicycles

Villa Marlin Bay is approved by City of Fort Lauderdale as Vacation Rental, with its own Business tax ID.

Members of the group must be 30 years or older for Spring Break season, March-April due to rules in City of Fort Lauderdale (if not members of the owners family or the vacation renters family).

Completely remodeled waterfront home. Polished Terrazzo floors. Impact windows and doors. New high end kitchen, new a/c, new electric, new salt water heated pool 28 x 14 moveable Water Volley net. New dock, seawall cap and batter pilings. Beautiful view of the Intracoastal from the large dock, 40 ft of water plus a piling set out to accommodate a larger vessel. 2 sit-on-top Kayaks. Your own private tropical retreat.

Villa Marlin Bay have a insulated roof size 30' x 15' on the Canal side, it is providing guests both shade from sun and cover from rain. This mean that every guest can choose sunny Intercostal view from the Deck chairs, shaded relaxing in the lounge or dining furniture or shade or sun by the Pool.

Walk to the beach in 5 minutes, entrance by beautiful Loggerhead Park. Villa Marlin Bay has 15 - 20 restaurants and 6 of Trip Advisors Top 10 "Things to do in Fort Lauderdale" in 5 min bicycle distance.

Single Family Home, 3 - 4 parking spaces. wood decking, one stock with terrazzo floors, central A/C, disposal, dishwasher, washer, dryer, garbage disposal, microwave, range/oven, refrigerator with ice and freezer and separat wine cooler.

Villa Marlin Bay offers you 4 beautiful bedrooms, each with its own full bathroom. The madresses are very good to get you a good nights sleep, and two of the bedrooms can easily be arranged with one or both of the 2 extra beds, or with one or both of the 2 babybeds.

Fort Lauderdale (180 000 Citizen) in Broward county (1,8 mill people) on the South East coast of Florida and is very popular as base for people having holiday in Florida. If you rent Villa Marlin Bay, in Fort Lauderdale, you will stay in the middle of the 'Venice of USA'. The name is given this city because of its 300 miles with Intercostal, many waterways and long canals. Watertaxi is as common here as the gondols are in Venice, and the Watertaxi stops 5 minutes walk north from Villa Marlin Bay. Fort Lauderdale is great for having a bath, a sunbath or a sunbed, with many miles with sunny beaches, watersports, and of course many sunny days in summer temprature.

Canal cruise in Fort Lauderdale is a needed lifetime experiance. From the boat you can take a good and close look at all the beautiful canals, parks, gardens, boats, yatches and millionaire houses laying Waterfront everywhere. The main street along the beach is nearby Villa Marlin Bay. Atlantic Boulevard (A1A) is along the beach boulevard (the Strip) and it is here things are happening. Here people come to see or to be seen, and it is a lot of boulevard restaurants and people sliding by on roller blades or cruising by in nice cabriolets. A fem miles into the country you will find Sawgrass Recreation park which give you insight in the tropical area Everglades and the citizens there. Here are for example alligators and the very shy Florida panther. It is good experience seeing Everglades national park, it is very nice to explore by having an helicoptre tour or by some of the flat airfan boats.

Renting Villa Marlin Bay you will have a good possibility to every kind of watersports like scuba diving, paddleboard, surfing, wind surfing, sailing. Sports fishing and trips with hovercrafts and airfan boats in Everglades are very popular. Taking the turnpike to Orlando, Disney world and Animal Kingdom, Universal, Seaworld etc takes about 3 hours and is a great experience for both adults and children. Whatever things you like to see or activities you like to do, it is easy to plan and do these things from Villa Marlin Bay in Fort Lauderdale.

Delta and KLM has many different flights and Norwegian is flying directly to Fort Lauderdale from Oslo, Copenhagen and Stockholm. It could also be worth looking for prices to Miami, because some more flights from larger cities in Europe are going directly there. SAS has also direct route Stockholm, Copenhagen and Oslo - Miami. From Miami and South Beach it only 40 miles (65 km) to Fort Lauderdale. The same which city you choose it will often be cheaper and more easy to rent-a-car at the airport, prebooked on internet.

Long term renters has a discount of 25 % when you are staying more than 30 nights.

Renting will normally be from 4 PM day of arrival to 11 AM day of departure.

Be aware of that all hotels and motels in Fort Lauderdale/Broward county are charging 12 % Tourist Tax on top of every booking, and that Vacation Rentals have to do the same charge/tax made by the Rental Company or by owner.

More Details

Property Manager
Odd Nordmo
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, german, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Odd Nordmo

My wife Bjorg Fidje, a retired Doctors Nurse and me Odd Nordmo, a retired Police Chief are from Norway, but we fell in love with USA and Fort Lauderdale from the very first time we visited this beautiful city.

Odd Nordmo purchased this villa in 2015

Why Odd Nordmo chose Downtown

We came to Fort Lauderdale and Florida our first time in 2011 when our good friends invited us to West Palm Beach, a very calm and quiet city 1 hour north of Fort Lauderdale (most elderly people, the same as many of the cities in West Coast of Florida). One day we visited Fort Lauderdale. We used Watertaxi from Shooters, Chart house restaurant (300 meters from Villa Marlin Bay) and had a boattrip on some of the beautiful canals to Las Olas. We fell imidiatly in love with Fort Lauderdale with its hundreds of canals and a great city centre which was full of shops, life and people in all ages.

We bought our first condo 100 meters north of Villa Marlin Bay. The year after we bought one more condo 100 meters South of Villa Marlin. Two years after that we decided to sell the condos because we wanted to buy Villa Marlin Bay, in the middle between our two condos. We could not find a better place to build a house than in this location. There are no fixed bridges to reach the beach, and the land between Intercostal and beach is not wide here, so it is only five minutes walk to the beach. No other villa is offering both Waterfront, Pool and so near the beach at the same time.

We can reach many good restaurants by walking from the house, and we are in the middle between Lauderdale by the Sea in north and the park, restaurants by Fort Lauderdale Beach, Galleria and Las Olas in South.

In Norway we have a long and cold winter. We have been traveling much to look for the perfect place to be a 'snowbird'. Spain and Greece was to cold and at the Canaries islands it is not so very much to do of activities. In Fort Lauderdale 'Venice of USA' we found it all, many things to do and many nice places to drive to for a visit.

Yachtharbour (with biggest yacht exibition in the World) 10 min. Fort Lauderdale International Airport 20 min., Fort Lauderdale cruiseharbour Everglades 20 min. Miami and South beach 40 min. Key West 4 hours. Naples 2 hours. Orlando 3 hours.

What makes this villa unique

Villa Marlin Bay is special property with its close apperiance to the canal. In many houses you feel like you are looking over the channal to your neigbour at the other side of the bay. Villa Marlin Bay has a beautiful view to the bay both from inside the house, from the livingroom, from the diningroom and from the kitchen, and from outside the house on the canal side with the lounge furniture and the outside diningtable.

It is giving you the feeling of beeing 'one the water' since the house is situated so close to the sea and the woodbrigde where renters or guest can have boats up to 40'. Also from the deck chairs we will put on top of the wooden bridge it is a very nice view to the Intercostal with all the boats to see there. There are boatparads during the big Yatch exibition and a yearly Christmas boat parade.


Downtown Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Double wash
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Double wash
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
  • 2 extra single beds
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Luxury. Waterfront/Dock. Citybeach. View. Renewed villa. New pool. 4 full bath.
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 24 reviews

Fabulous. 5 stars plus 1

  • 5 of 5

This is not our first time renting here. The property is always as fabulous. Look at the photos and the actual facilities are even better. Location is great. 5 minute walk to the beach and to many popular restaurants. Couldn't be better. The owners are easily accessible and very cooperative if you need them for any enquiries.We have already booked for next year.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, spacious, clean, quality throughout

  • 5 of 5

Beyond expectation- every room with private bath, comfy beds, fully equiped kitchen, grill, loved the water front and iguanna guests. Amazing beach, bikes, kayaks... enjoy! Odd was great

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house and close to the beach. Pool was great

  • 5 of 5

Our group of people enjoyed our entire week at this house. It had everything we needed. With the bikes at the house we did not rent a car. We walked or rode the bikes when we left the house. The pool is very nice and the beach is just a short walk. Overall, we had a great time!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stay at Odd's house on 9-5-17

  • 4 of 5

This house was just perfect for our event in Florida. We were there to attend our son's wedding and had family coming from all over. We were so pleased with all the amenities the house had to offer.

Unfortunately, we were forced to evacuate the house due to hurricane Irma. Our stay was cut short and we ended up having to stay with our son in Oakland park, Fl.

I spoke with Odd regarding our early departure and he said possibly the travel insurance that was added to our final cost may be able to reimburse us for the 4 nights we were not able to stay in the house. Please let me know if any of those fees will be refunded to me due to mandatory evacuation through the Broward county Sheriff's department. The house did lose power during the storm.

Your response would be appreciated. Bobbie Blevins

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks to Bobbie and family that was unlucky to stay during Irma and to be evacuated by the Sheriff's office. Villa Marlin Bay did stay safe in the hurricane having 100 % Hurricane Impact windows etc, but Irma set out much of the electricity in F L. We understood that the Blevin family would rate Villa Marlin Bay as a 5-star vacation house, but their experiane of having the Hurricane Irma as a "guest" in a wedding did take away one star. We will of course refund Blevin family payment for the missing days 100 %. Every guest in Villa Marlin Bay shall feel safe and secure even in a Hurricane, and we will garantee everyone that we will refund evacuation days 100 %. Sincerely Odd Nordmo
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Beautiful home can walk to resturants and beach

  • 5 of 5

My family spent a week in this very clean and updated home. Enjoyed riding the 8 bikes every day. The location is great because you can walk to the beach and so close to everything. Pool well maintained with plenty of seating around the pool to relax. Our flight wasnt until 6:30pm and Odd was nice to let us stay at the property until we had to leave for the airport. Thank you again. Looking forward to coming back next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Fantastisk sommerhus

  • 5 of 5

Hvis du ønsker å feriere i Fort Lauderdale kan dette huset anbefales på det sterkeste. Vi var to familier på 9 personer som bodde her i10 dager.

Store og romslige rom - supert med eget bad til hver enkelt.

Bassenget med spill av vollyball var veldig gøy. Stor plass rundt bassengområdet til å sole seg.

Andre siden av huset var helt supert til å starte med kaffekoppen og avslutte kvelden med en glass vin. Utrolig flott utsikt over kanalen.

Kajakkene ble flittig brukt. Super aktivitet.

Koselig å ta en sykkeltur til nærmeste baker hver morgen.

Familien Nordmo (eier av huset) har vært behjelpelig med tips og råd i forkant og underveis av vår reise.

Er dere heldig som får leie her - kan vi garantere at dere får et hyggelig opphold i huset.

Hilsen familien Nylund

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
F L Hollywood International Airport - 15 minutes
Nearest Barpub
800 Metres
Bokampers Sports bar & Grill - 10 minutes walk
Nearest Ferry
400 Metres
Water Taxi stops next to Flip Flop - 5 min walk
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Shooters Waterfront, Flip Flop - 5 minutes walk
Nearest Beach
450 Metres
Fort Lauderdale Central Beach - 5 minutes walk
Car: not necessary

Villa Marlin Bay, central and quiet at the same time, with short distance to everything in Fort Lauderdale. Villa Marlin Bay is situated in Central Beach Alliance, Dolphin Isles. It is a Waterfront property in Marlin Bay directly by Intercostal, going almost all the way from Miami to New York like a internal waterway just inside the Beach, A1A and the sea, and few minutes walk to the beach. is building the most luxury residences within 5 min. walking distance and directly eyesight from our poolarea.

National awarded General Hugh Taylor Birchs Park is a few minutes walk south of Villa Marlin Bay. Here you can be walking, bicycling (8 bicycles included in the rental price - normal cost $25 one bicycle/one day), rollerblading, rollerskiing, skateboarding, fishing etc.

Villa Marlin Bay is a Waterfront property with its own docking for boats up to 40' and some deck chairs on the docking bridge to view the Intercostal.

We have bought 8 new bikes for your use, and it is possible to rent kaiaks, boats and water jets in the area as well.

Nice new heated (88'F) saltwater pool and pool area in marble Provence style.

We are very satisfied that a totally renewed Villa Marlin Bay now is inviting guests to rent this beautiful house, and we will do everything that is possible to make you feel at home and have a nice stay here.

Last Hurricane cat 3-4 with landfall in FortLauderdale was in 1947. House and windows are Hurricane Proof.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Pet Fee $200
Damage Insurance $79
Damage Deposit $1,000

We follow rules set by City of Fort Lauderdale for Vacation Rental Certificate of Compliance fully set up on the wall in the house, some of these:
- Code noise limits are imposed from 10:00 pm onward
- Maximum Occupancy: 8 guests + 2 children/familymembers in extra beds + 2 babies
- No pets allowed because of allergies
- All members of the group must be 30 years or older for Spring Break season, March-April (if not members of the owners family or the vacation renters family)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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