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Riverside Bungalow

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 4), Luxurious Hot Tub in tropical garden

The Riverside Bungalow has been completely renovated during the fall of 2011. Brand new hard wood floors throughout, new air conditioning, new appliances, stainless steel refirigerator and stove. Kitchen complete with all the cookery and cutlery required.

New premium hot tub that sits up to 7 installed during December 2012 in the backyard in the middle of towering palms and tropical garden. Landscaped pathways from deck to hot tub along with lights at night.

Hypo allergenic environment. No carpets, No mildew, no dust mites.

Renovation added 5 windows to the home and an extension of the kitchen creating breezeways throughout the house and bright natural light. Sparsely furnished creates a spacious bright ambiance. Brand new King Bed and mattress. The home is kept spotlessly clean and looks like a catalog home!

Guests will love the newly added premium hot tub that sits up to 7 guests and is placed in the tropical garden with pathways and evening landscape lighting. Large deck in front and back. Back deck is off the kitchen and adds an outdoor space to the kitchen, great for winter months.

Each bathroom is a full bath with bathtub.

Landscaping includes recently planted fruit trees; mango, guava, Lychee, Longan, Pomelo Grapefruit, Tamarind, Star Apple, Banana, Jaboticaba, Surinam Cherry, Papaya.

Giant fig tree in the back yard provides micro climate of shade and great view. Many species of bromeliads and palms planted.

Keywords: bungalow, cottage, beach cottage, hot tub, house, villa,

More Details

Jeffrey Dietrich
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About Jeffrey Dietrich

We are professional boutique resort owners with properties in Thailand, Panama and South Florida. We spend our year divided in these three locations. If anyone is curious about the resorts we own you can check out the following listings on VRBO; 305227,197870, 368985.

We are nature lovers and spend most of our year in remote locations care taking our properties while bird watching, hiking etc.

I am an amateur naturalist by training and an avid gardner. My wife Alma is a great cook and gardner as well and has a magic touch growing orchids. She is originally from the Philippines.

We like to landscape with fruit trees and native flora that attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. The fruit trees planted at Riverside Bungalow include Lychee, Mango, guava, Longan and Jaboticaba. Unfortunately guests wont be able to enjoy the fruits for a couple more years until they start to bear fruit.

If we are in the neighborhood when guests visit we are always happy to stop by and answer questions, especially regarding names of trees, birds etc you might observe during your stay.

We have full or part time in South Florida since 1991.

Jeffrey Dietrich purchased this house in 2011

Why Jeffrey Dietrich chose Fort Lauderdale

Just minutes from Fort Lauderdale airport, Riverside is a historical neighborhood in old Fort Lauderdale with mature landscaping and older homes. It has the charms of yesterday and walks through the neighborhood under the canopy of old live oaks and Royal Palms is what drew us to the area. Across the street from the RIverside Bunglow are properties that border the New River, a great attraction in Fort Lauderdale. Guests can walk the Riverside Walk which meanders along the New River through down town Fort Lauderdale.

The small bungalow was restored in 2011 and we have designed the kitchen and bedrooms with ample breezeways and many windows. Sparsely furnished

What makes this house unique

Just a 5 minute drive to Fort Lauderdale Beach and a 10 minute walk to down town make this an ideal location. Walking in the neighborhood is delightful because of the mature landscaping and older homes. This neighborhood is an oasis in South Florida where most of the development is new. If you are looking for a charming older neighborhood with character you wont be dissapointed.

Flocks or wild feral parrots can be seen and heard daily from the home. Our neighbors figured out how to attract these birds by hanging feeder high up in the canopy and they have established a feeding area for up to 5 species of parakeets and parrots.

Giant Royal palms and a huge fig tree frame the back yard of the home. The back deck extends from the kitchen into this landscape and is a great spot to hang in the late afternoon.


South Fort Lauderdale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 full baths, one in each bedroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 5 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • 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
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Mature tropical landscaping, breezeways, open ambiance, pathways through the garden to a delux 8 seater Jacuzzi. Check in time on day of arrival is 4:00pm Check out time on day of departure is 10:00am We try our best to accommodate guest requests for earlier check ins and later check outs when possible.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

Riverside Bungalow
average rating of 4.848485 based on 33 reviews

Well equipped and clean.

  • 5 of 5

Very accommodating caretaker. Kitchen and house had all the necessary accoutrements. Hot tub easy to use and a bonus. Bike, kayak, and fishing nearby. Walk to tennis, food market and great pub. Bed comfortable and house very well maintained. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint Beachy Oasis

  • 5 of 5

The property is really cute, clean and comfortable. The location is perfect for shopping or going to the beach. The quiet neighborhood is out of the busy city but only a short drive to grocery stores and malls or the beach. We felt right at home and would love to go back.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable house in a great area.

  • 4 of 5

Great area with a good small restaraubt down the street and a nice playground. Waterfront and downtown FL also withing walking distance. Owners have been great.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great and Cozy! :)

  • 4 of 5

Hi Jeff, really enjoyed staying at your property! It was cozy and comfortable and really liked that it was really clean and close to everything! I would most definitely stay again at this location!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming bungalow with tropical landscaping located 10 minutes from where the action is.

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed our time at this charming bungalow. It was neat and clean and well stocked with all items needed to cook-in. The landscaping, plants and flowers were as we envisioned them. Didn’t use the hot tub, but would have if the weather was cooler.

The location was perfect, ten minutes to Las Olas Blvd and the river taxi by car.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for stay in Florida. Was on a quiet street that was easy to get to and close to many restaurants and beaches. House was immaculate and very comfortable. Beds were great and showers were warm! We enjoyed the back deck with all the wonderful greenery as well as the HUGE hot tub! Jimmy, the grounds keeper was very easy to get in touch with and was super helpful. Would absolutely book this place again.


  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Fort Lauderale International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Riverside Market (sells 100 specialty brewed beers
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Tri Rail
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Riverside Market
Nearest Beach
3.5 Miles
Fort Lauderdale Beach Las Olas
Car: recommended

Walking distance from downtown Fort Lauderdale. Access to Riverwalk in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Fort Lauderdale Beach 8 minutes by car. Home located in Riverside, a historical neighborhood with older homes and mature landscaping throughout. Great for walking, jogging. In the winter the property and the neighborhood is great for bird watching with many winter migrants present. If interested the owner can provide a list of species. Many species of exotic parrots breed in the area and we have 4 species that come to our feeders.


Rates & Availability

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $125
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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