About the property
- Villa547 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay4 - 6 nights
A Private, Luxuriou2-Story VRBO. Your own 40' Pool/Jacuzzi/Open Bar/Garden/Tent
APPROVED BY THE CITY OF FORT LAUDERDALE AS A VACATION RENTAL B/T#1500213
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: The Villa Amorosa was built in 1939. The original bungalow remains as a private residence and the two-story addition as a VRBO.
The Interior of the VRBO itself is Self-Contained and Private from the main house. Guests of the VRBO have Exclusive Use of the following: 40 ' Pool and 9 ' x 4 ' Jacuzzi; Open Bar; Outdoor Showers; Outdoor Dining Tables; Deck Chairs; Deck Umbrellas; Outdoor Grill; and the Outdoor Living Room / Seating areas under the Tent. High Speed Wireless Internet (WIFI) affords access throughout the property and grounds.
VRBO - 2nd FLOOR. BEDROOM: The VRBO contains a very large Bedroom and ensuite Half-Bath on the Second Floor, accessed via a Circular Staircase. There are 2 Overhead Fans on the Vaulted Ceiling and a State-of-the-Art, Ultra Quiet Mitsubishi Remote-controlled Air Conditioning unit. The room has 2 Skylights and 3 Windows, all of which have Black-Out Blinds should they be needed. The room contains one large, luxurious King-size Coco-Mat organic Bed made in Greece, two Bed Tables and Table Lamps, a Reclining Chair and Ottoman, a Reading Table and Lamp, a Large Dresser, a Dressing Mirror, and a Closet with Plenty of Storage and a Hotel Safe. The Closet contains a new set of King-size 500-thread Sateen Sheets, a new Knit blanket, an Ironing Board and Iron, a Revlon Hair Blower, rolls of Paper Towels and Toilet Paper and new Towels: 2 Bath Sheets, 2 Large, 2 Hand and 2 Wash-Cloths. Each bathroom, in addition, has towels, as well as the Hamper between the two French Doors on the 1st Floor. An Antique Moroccan Rug lies on the African Hardwood floors and Antique Photographs align the walls.
ELECTRONICS: include a New Sony Personal Docking Station / Clock / Radio with available Lighting Adapter for accommodation with the iPhone series 5; a New 46'' Samsung LED TV with remote; and a New JBL Wireless Headphone for silent listening to the LED TV while your partner / lover sleeps.
ENSUITE HALF-BATH: The ensuite Half-Bath contains a Pedestal Sink, Toilet and Table. Its window looks out to the east toward the ocean, and, like those in the Bedroom, can be Blacked Out. There are new Towels hanging up: 2 Large, 2 Hand, and 2 Wash-Cloths as well as two Bathmats and additional rolls of Toilet Paper and Paper Towels.
BALCONY: The bedroom has a Balcony that faces south overlooking the VRBO's Private 40 ' Pool / 9 ' x 4 ' Jacuzzi / Open Bar / Outdoor Dining and Outdoor Living Room / Seating areas, as well as its two Outdoor Showers.
VRBO - 1st FLOOR. The entranceway into the First floor VRBO houses a New, Full-Size LG Washer and LG Dryer for the Exclusive Use of VRBO guests.
The 1st floor of the VRBO contains the main Living area, with Kitchen, indoor Dining area, Living Room and Bathroom. There are two Overhead Fans on the Vaulted Ceiling and a State-of-the-Art, Ultra Quiet Mitsubishi Remote-controlled Air Conditioning unit. The living room contains a wonderful, overstuffed white cotton couch and matching reading chair and ottoman. High Speed Wireless Internet (WIFI) affords access throughout the property - inside and out.
ELECTRONICS: include a new Samsung 50'' LED TV with remote ; a new Samsung Blu-Ray Disc Player with remote; a new Xfinity Digital Set Top Box with remote; and a new Bose Sound Dock Series II with remote and available Lightning Adapter for accommodation with the iPhone series 5.
BATHROOM: The downstairs VRBO Bathroom is completely tiled. It contains a Large Walk-In Shower, Pedestal Sink and Toilet, and looks out to the south over the Pool. Toilet Paper, Soap, Shampoo, Towels, Bathmat, Mouthwash, and Hair Dryer are all included. The Towels include: 2 Large, 4 Hand Towels, and 2 Wash-Cloths.
The two French Doors, with pull-down shades for Privacy, lead out to the VRBO's Private 40 ' Pool and 9 ' x 4 ' Jacuzzi, the Open Bar, the Outdoor Grill, and across from the bar the Living Room / Seating Areas under the Tent. There are two Outdoor Dining Tables: one that Seats 4 persons just outside the VRBO's French doors and near the Grill; and a Larger Table that Seats 6 persons just outside the Tent.
OUTDOOR SHOWERS: There are two Outdoor Showers: One directly behind the outside wall to the VRBO bathroom on the 1st floor; and the Other directly behind the 9 ' x 4 ' Jacuzzi.
The Villa Amorosa's architect, G. Sherman Childs, worked for the Palm Beach architect Addison Mizner originally as Mizner's chief draftsman. While working for Mizner, Childs was involved in many significant projects such as the Everglades Club, El Miraso, Playa Rienta and Casa Bendita.
Subsequently he became an architect for himself and opened up his own office in Lake Worth.
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- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Campbell Buchanan
Dan (R. in photo) and I (Campbell) on one of our diving trips to celebrate my mother's 80th birthday ... this time in the British Virgin Islands. The boat was a South African Leopard chartered through the Moorings ... perfect for diving and a surprisingly fast sailing vessel. For those of you who, like us, have traveled since with sailing family or friends in their 80s, a catamaran is the boat to choose. Save the sloops for a more agile group.
Campbell Buchanan purchased this Villa in 2012
Why Campbell Buchanan chose Downtown
Location: Victoria Park. The Villa Amorosa is centrally located: a 15 minute (6 miles) ride to the Fort Lauderdale / Hollywood International Airport; a 1 1/2 block walk to the Intercoastal Waterway Canals and Annie Beck Park, and 1 mile from downtown Fort Lauderdale, Las Olas Blvd., the Riverfront and the Beach.... A beautiful area to bike, jog or walk in ... or otherwise be Rickshawed about. Property: The Villa Amorosa immediately caught our attention with its combination of lot size, building/lot proportion, interior proportions, Mediterranean feel, wood-burning fireplace, gas stove, gas-point water heater, and old style construction. The adage 'They don't make them like they use to' well applies: A cement walled foundation throughout, Old Dade County pine (termite proof) used extensively, plaster walls in all rooms of the original house, Spanish tiled roofs and select Spanish tiled floors. The Villa Amorosa's construction has stood the test of time. History: The property has been standing since 1939, six years into Franklin D Roosevelt's administration, from the beginning through the end of World War II and wars since (Korean, Vietnam, ...), through hurricanes and other natural and man-made disasters. You can walk into this house and feel its immediate warmth and history. Too many of the old Victoria Park properties have been bulldozed to make room for more modern homes, condominium buildings, and multiple-family rental properties ... and with them bulldozed what was once an old world presence and charm that cannot be artificially duplicated.
What makes this Villa unique
We are in the heart of historic Victoria Park, one of the most desirable locations in the city - quaint and quiet streets, lush greenery and old growth. We are 1 1/2 blocks from the Intercoastal Waterway canals and 1 mile from: Downtown Fort Lauderdale; Las Olas Blvd. with its Myriad Shops, Restaurants and Bars; the Riverfront which meanders upriver to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts; and the Beach. A beautiful area to Bike, Jog or Walk in ... or to see by Rickshaw- be picked up and dropped off at the Villa. BENEFITS THAT WE OFFER OUR GUESTS: OUTSIDE 1) High Speed Wireless Internet (WIFI) throughout the property and grounds 2) Private 40 ' Pool & 9 ' x 4 ' Jacuzzi 3) Private Bar 4) Private Outdoor Living Room Areas under the Tent 5) 2 Private Outdoor Dining Areas 6) 2 Private Outdoor Showers 7) Private Outdoor Grill 8) Massage Table (for the Bedroom as well) INSIDE 1) 2nd Floor Balcony overlooking the Pool / Jacuzzi / Pool Deck 2) 2 Overhead Fans on Vaulted Ceiling 3) Large King size Coco-Mat organic bed made in Greece 4) 2 Skylights that can be Blacked Out 5) Blackouts on All Windows and glass paned door to Balcony 6) Plenty of Storage Space 7) Hotel Safe in the Closet 8) New Sony Personal Docking Station / Clock / Radio with available Lightning Adapter for accommodation with the iPhone series 5 9) New Samsung 46'' LED TV with remote 10)Ensuite Half-Bath (1st floor Main Living Area). 1) New Samsung 50'' LED TV with remote 2) New Samsung Blu-Ray Disc Player with remote 3) New Xfinity Digital Set Top Box with remote 4) New Bose Sound Dock Series II with remote and available Lightning Adapter for accommodation with the iPhone series 5 5) 2 Overhead Fans on Vaulted Ceiling 6) 2 French Doors with Shades 7) Kitchen with Schott Ceran induction cooking burner, 2 Refrigerators, Microwave, Ice Maker, Keurig Coffee Maker 8) New LG Washer and Dryer 9) Ultra Quiet Mitsubishi AC 10) Bathroom
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Simply put, everything about The Villa Amorosa is just Perfectly Amazing!!
Thank You So Very Much
A little bit of paradise
Villa Amorosa. In Italian, "amorosa" means filled with love. The Villa is well named: lovingly planned, designed, and cared for. And Campbell and Dan are the two most hospitable hosts on planet earth. It is truly a Villa Amorosa and to it we shall return!
You will absolutely love this one bedroom carriage house! It is immaculately detailed with white, crisp and clean slipcovered furniture - a personal favorite for me and my daughter! We must also mention, the bed is so luxurious with high count sheets and fluffy down filled pillows. Just like a five star hotel! You will sleep well here!
The VRBO hosts Campbell and Dan will treat you like royalty. So many extras that go above and beyond, exactly as the other reviews rave about ... ALL TRUE!
But let's be clear, it's the pool and hot tub that put this property over the top! Who needs a beach when you can have this pool?!! Just relax and escape into this beautiful mini utopia. The beautiful flowers and amazing gardenias, with their subtle fragrances, made this back yard experience so special. Sure, there are beaches but you'll love having your own private pool, stocked bar and grill.
Kudos to you Campbell & Dan! You really are the perfect hosts! #overthetop
There is nothing lacking at The Villa Amorosa.. Every attention to comfort and cleanliness has been thought out by owners Campbell and Don. A fully appointed kitchen includes (2) refrigerators, an ice maker, an upgraded countertop oven, juicing machine, microwave, Keurig machine and an induction burner. Spice racks were stocked full, utensils and pots and pans and dishes were top quality. Plenty of thick towels for the bath and oversize beach towels were provided. The bed linens were soft and clean atop a terrific mattress. There is even a new full sized stackable LG washer and dryer. Beach gear was available should one choose a trek to the beach. Our favorite feature is the 40' long saltwater lap pool. Sparkling clean and heavenly. It was difficult to get away as we just wanted to hang out at the apartment. As one can see by the photos the pool area and loungers were comfortable. The owners gave a great orientation and welcomed us with a bottle of red and white wine. Later in the week french pastries showed up and a few day later a fantastic flourless chocolate compliments of Campbell and Don. The owners were available should anything need addressing, but unless something unforeseen occurs there is absolutely no need to engage them. I'm one of those who looks under the bed...alas clean and dust free as the rest of this unique apartment. Various upscale body and bath products were available in the full bath and 1/2 bath which is upstairs. Two outdoor showers provide the experience of showering in privacy in the tropical outdoors. The only thing I am concerned about is that it will be available due to popularity when we plan our next trip to Lauderdale...we definitely will be back in the future. Thanks again to our hosts for making this a wonderful and memorable 12 days in the Victoria park section of Ft.Lauderdale. 5 Stars Plus!
Enchanting and private
Just a wonderful place by far the best VBRO we have ever rented . Campbell amd Dan and wonderful hosts , the facilities are first class. Everything about Villa Amorosa was luxurious. The beach and shopping are both close by and the backyard is so wonderful you will never want to leave. Many thanks for a wonderful stay hope to se you all again next Jan,
Top Notch Residence in Ft Lauderdale
Located in the lovely Victoria Park section of Fort Lauderdale, this property offered anything you could ask for including a private pool, spa and fully stocked bar. The kitchen was well equipped and fully appointed. My wife and I felt right at home. The owners provided some wonderful extras including fresh flowers, two bottles of wine, chocolates and some yummy croissants. Very deserving of a five star rating!
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Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Minimum reservation: Low Season (2 nights), High Season (4 nights), Christmas and New Years (6 nights) Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Fees: Departure Cleaning (not taxed) $ 100 Damage Insurance $ 69