About the property
- House1200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
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,
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
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 South 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.
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Cute, quiet and quaint!
I loved staying at this house! The house is located in a secured area so you feel like you are aware from the population. I stayed here with my friends and we had a blast! The kitchen was stocked with plates/cups/pots/pans/silverware, you name it! We brought food to cook so it was like being at home! Not to mention the hot tub was amazing and so was the patio outside! I would definitely stay here again! The owner and property manager are bother extremely responsive and quick! The property manager was even able to let my guests and I check in earlier than 3 pm!
Overall the stay was amazing and i would definitely stay again!
We had such a fantastic stay at Jeff's bungalow in historic Lauderdale that we wanted to stay another night or two. The photos don't do it justice - the landscaping and huge jetted hot tub in the backyard are amazing. We were also given use of the pool next door, also owned by Jeff, since that property wasn't occupied for several nights during our stay. The bungalow is super close to Las Olas Boulevard, a few minutes' drive to Publix and plenty of local restaurants, and only a 10-minute drive to the beach. The kitchen is well-appointed and we also made use of the large grill on the back deck a few times. We got to meet Jim, the property manager, during the last full day of our stay. He could not have been more helpful and accommodating! I've stayed at numerous hotels as well as a timeshare in the area prior to this vacation, and those are fine for what they are, but I'll absolutely stay at the quiet relaxing Riverside Bungalow on my future visits! Only one tiny suggestion, courtesy of my teenage boys: more than one TV in the home would be appreciated :) There is one in the main living space, but having a set in one or both of the bedrooms would be an added bonus!
small but cute and very adequate bungalow
The bungalow was clean, small but had 2 BR's and 2 full BA; the AC was great; kitchen stocked; and the neighborhood was convenient and a bit funky. All in all it was a lovely stay.
Quaint & Comfy
The house and property are well kept and provide all the comforts of home. There is a small park and clubhouse just down the street with tennis courts and children's playground. Lots of greenery around the yard with a hot tub in the back. The location is perfect! There is a Walmart, McDonalds and Krispy Kreme donut shop just a short drive in one direction and booming downtown with loads of restaurants in the other. The best beaches are only about 10 or 15 minutes away by car and we loved the water taxi tour that is also close by.
Beautiful home and location
This place was absolutely perfect. Beautiful home with a amazing backyard with tons of plant life. We were allowed to check in really early since there was no guests before us. It was almost like getting and extra day. Totally recommend this place to anyone looking in the Fort Lauderdale area.
Clean, well organized and convenient to.all the stuff we wanted to do.
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.