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Joe Kirwin

Member since: 2001
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian

Waterfront, Heated Pool, Jacuzzi , Dock, Gym, Bicycles, Kayaks

25 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights

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Fort Lauderdale Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Recently renovated villa located on canal off New River with private, heated swimming pool in quiet, relaxed neighborhood. House also includes private dock that allows easy ocean access for all boaters.

It is an ideal location to explore not only Fort Lauderdale but also Miami and nearby Palm Beach, both of which are only 25 minutes away by car.

The three bedroom, two bath villa includes poolside deck overlooking canal as well as new fitness room that includes a host of stationary exercise machines. Two kayaks and two bicycles are included in the rental.

By car, boat or bicycle the famous Fort Lauderdale River Walk, where restaurants, bars, museums and shops abound, is easily accessible.

The well maintained Fort Lauderdale beachfront is a short distance as is the Fort Lauderdale International Airport. The thriving Miami Beach nightlife is only a 25-minute drive.

Nearby recreational facilities abound, including more than 40 golf courses within a 15 minute drive.. There are exceptional tennis facilities in Fort Lauderdale as well as scuba diving, windsurfing, dinghy and catamaran sailing and a host of other activities associated with tropical living.

Fishing aficionados have the best of both worlds nearby. Besides being able to fish for snook from the dock (in season of course) sailfish and numerous other species are a big-catch away via a deep sea charter or boat rentals available at Fort Lauderdale marinas. Some of the world's best bass, tarpon and other fresh water fish are easy prey in the Everglades, which is a 20 minute drive to the west. Otherwise the canals and New River also are rife with game fish.

The Everglades National Park is also only a 30 minute drive. The Seminole Hard Rock Casino and entertainement complex is only a 10 minute drive.

.With the pool and dock on the backside of the property, the front side includes a secluded, tranquil tropical garden with fountain and small pond.

Tiled patio around the pool and gas grill make for ideal setting for outdoor barbecues.

For families with children there is a table soccer game and crib for infants.

The fitness room includes a variety of stationary exercise machines including cycling, abdomen bench, bowflex and weight set.

It is very easy to take the bikes and cycle to the beach or visit downtown Fort Lauderdale where there is the Riverwalk, museums, art gallieries, shops and restaurants.

For shoppers the famous Sawgrass Mills outlet mall is only 15 minutes by car.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Joe Kirwin (Owner)
Member since: 2001
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian

About Joe Kirwin

I am freelance writer who fell in love with Florida and all its unique environmental and cultural life during my first visit more than 30 years ago.

Originally from the Washington, D.C. area, I have been a regular visitor to Fort Lauderdale for the past 25 years. Before buying the villa, I kept my sailboat in Fort Lauderdale and sailed regularly to the Florida Keys and the Bahamas.

Joe Kirwin purchased this villa in 2000

Why Joe Kirwin chose Fort Lauderdale

I chose to buy a vacation home in Fort Lauderdale as it is the boating capital of North America.

What makes this villa unique

I enjoy nothing more than getting up early and taking the kayak out on the canal down to the New River, where there is a nearby wildlife refuge. Along the way there are numerous beautiful wading birds and other wildlife. Upon a return I take a swim and have breakfast by the pool. Later I usually take the bicycle to the beach. After a walk along the beach I usually head over to the Borders Book Store on Sunrise Boulevard for a coffee on the canal. Later I cycle through downtown Fort Lauderdale via the Riverwalk where there are numerous cafes and restaurants as well as a great museum.

Other days trips that I enjoy immensely include the Oleta State Park in north Miami (great kayaking), Everglades National Park, Key Biscayne and Palm Beach.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Joe,

Thank you so very much for letting us rent your house. We had a fantastic holiday. We enjoyed every single day. And we needed it after one week in New York!

We loved the house, the pool and the kids certainly enjoyed the fridge with the ice machine.

And thank you for your restaurant recommendations. The spare ribs from B.B.Q.King take-out near the house were delicious as were the garlic rolls from the Dough Boys.

Hopefully we will back soon.
Jul 2015
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Waterfront, Heated Pool, Jacuzzi , Dock, Gym, Bicycles, Kayaks
average rating of 4.84 based on 55 reviews

Relaxing Retreat

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend this rental. The house was spotless and had a layout that easily accommodated 4 adults without feeling cramped. We were in a quiet neighborhood yet close to grocery stores, pharmacies, airport and beach. Barbecue King was around the corner and delicious!

The amenities were plentiful. The pool and hot tub were spacious and clean. 2 kayaks were included, with easy backyard access to the canal. The kitchen was well stocked with cooking utensils and equipment, we also enjoyed the gas grill. The washer & dryer were located on the main floor.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Lovely house

  • 5 of 5

I had a very good time ,this house is so perfect and clean for a vacation, Joe took care very well for all the details, and info about getting to restaurants ,,parks and etc...I totally recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Pirkkala, XX

Family from Finland

  • 5 of 5

We had wonderful two weeks at Joe's house. He took care of us even before arrival. Great information package to read. Nearby was many grocery-stores, we loved the Meat & Fish shop. They had the best meat. Barbequing at the back yard by the pool was fantastic. Swimming pool was clean and pool-guy stopped by once a week. Very polite people. The back-yard was nice and big enough to stay there all day by the pool, when we didn't feel like going to the beach. House was big for us (4 people) and there could sleep even more. House was clean and kitchen was good with everything you need from breakfast to dinner. Washing machine and dryer work well also. Neighborhood was quiet and nice. Summasummarum: The Best Vacation, Everything Worked Excellent! Thank You Joe, see you again.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Denver Colorado

Awesome place

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I daughters and grandkids spent 5 nights at the house and it was great (6 of us total). The neighbors were nice, the house was clean, the pool awesome, and my favorite part the dock in the back! Very quiet house and very well kept, Joe was great with his email info. Very close to Fort Lauderdale beaches and not far from Miami! Loved it! Beds very comfortable by the way! Hope to visit again!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Michelle Swonger

  • 5 of 5

There were 4 adults and it was perfect. The house was very well kept and the pool and hot tub were a big plus. We spent the majority of our stay outside in the pool and hot tub. Joe was very helpful esp with all the info he sent us before our stay. We hope to be back next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Schönes Haus in super Lage!!!

  • 5 of 5

Das Haus war wirklich super und es hat uns an nichts gefehlt! Besonders viel Spaß hatten wir mit den 3 Kajaks!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Fort Lauderadale-Hollywood International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
More than 40 golf courses within 15 mile radius
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Fort Lauderdale Tri-Rail station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Rendez Vous Waterfront Bar & Grill
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Fort Lauderdale
Car: recommended

House is located in a quiet residential neighborhood just off I-95 which makes for easy access to beaches, Miami, airport, West Palm Beach and numerous other local attractions.


Rates & Availability

Fort Lauderdale Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer High Season
Jul 17 2016 - Sep 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
Early autumn
Sep 4 2016 - Oct 15 2016
7 night minimum stay
Oct 16 2016 - Dec 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
Early Christmas
Dec 17 2016 - Dec 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
Dec 24 2016 - Dec 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 31 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Post Christmas-NY
Jan 7 2017 - Jan 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
winter high season
Jan 14 2017 - Feb 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late winter
Feb 18 2017 - Mar 3 2017
14 night minimum stay
Early spring
Mar 4 2017 - May 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 20 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59

Rates can vary depending on the time of year, especially during holiday seasons such as Christmas and Easter, and the number of people.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Fort Lauderdale Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom with bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Has trundle bed, can be a double or 2 singles
  • Queen size Beds (2), Trundle bed that can be either a single, two singles or king-size double. Also available are a baby cot.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Two kayaks, three bicycles included in the rental. Maximum occupancy rate of six can be expanded to eight person but extra charge applies

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