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Perfect Central Location to Ft L. Beach & Las Olas shops, dining & entertainment

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


About the property

If your group is looking for a peaceful, quiet luxury vacation, LOOK NO FARTHER.

"Beach Town Bungalow" is registered as an official Fort Lauderdale Historical Society premier landmark property, This Old Fort Lauderdale Historical Society Showcase Vacation Bungalow was newly remodeled and renovated.. It now possesses all the perks of a 21st Century luxury home while maintaining the charm and feel of an old Florida art deco masterpiece. This house was one of the city's original vacation houses for tourists from the north to come and enjoy the sunny weather and especially the mild winter months. This property's original architecture is protected by city statutes. This allows for modern tourists to continue to experience the vacationing luxuries of yesteryear. From the original Dade County pine floors inside to the garden of plush tropical plants as well as lemon and mango trees outside, the atmosphere of Old Florida has been preserved. This 3 bedroom - 2 bathroom bungalow also has a fully furnished kitchen, a dining room, a living room and yes, a FLORIDA room with spectacular garden views. The screened in back yard deck allows for outdoor dining or sitting under the vine covered pergola sipping on your favorite drinks. The fold out sofa on the deck also adds sleeping space for 2 more guests. Our electric adjustable zero gravity beds enhances your quality of sleep after an enjoyable day at the beach..

The property is conveniently located in the quiet area of Old Town Victoria Park which is only a bike ride to the beach. It is also walking distance of World Famous Las Olas Boulevard known for its shopping, restaurants and night clubs. We are also walking distance to Sunrise Blvd with Galleria Mall and many waterfront dining venues.The city's largest park, Holiday Park, is only 3 blocks away. Enjoy bike riding, tennis, roller skating, multiple playgrounds, picnic areas, and playing fields. In the evening, enjoy the nearby Preforming Arts Theater, 2 movie theaters, clubs of Andrews Avenue, Las Olas Blvd and the beach front.

More Details

William Waldbueser
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018

About William Waldbueser

We just added our 7th property to the Fort Lauderdale Vacation Houses portfolio, "The Beach Town Bungalow." The Island Bungalow, the Ocean View Bungalow, the Harbor Bungalow, the Boardwalk Bungalow are all higher priced and for larger groups. This property is perfect for family vacations, the wedding families of the Bride or Groom or relatives, or small intimate reunion groups. My wife and I came to South Florida from Atlanta on business in the winter of 2005. We really loved the warm weather, the beautiful tropical atmosphere, the clean white sand beaches as well as the opportunity to enjoy the multitude of outdoor activities all year around. So we decided to buy our first Florida house. Soon in the true spirit of hospitality, we invited friends and family looking to enjoy a similar experience to share what "our Florida dream house" had to offer. We now offer this experience to "new friends" 12 months of the year. We soon started renting our home so often that we needed to purchase another for us to stay in while our primary home had vacationing guests. This happened again, and again, and again. Since I graduated from West Point and served as an officer for 21 years in the Army, my family grew up in places all over the world . This made it easy to adapted to the excitement of moving in and out of our houses. Fortunately, my southern belle wife, Caroline, who graduated from the University of Georgia and is a gifted teacher and author also loves interior design. Thus our houses are uniquely decorated for your enjoyment as you can see from the pictures. I'm sure you too will thoroughly enjoy your stay in the "Beach Town Bungalow." A vacation you will never forget.

William Waldbueser purchased this house in 2016

Why William Waldbueser chose Downtown

LOCATION: Unlike other properties listed on VRBO in the Ft Lauderdale area, this property is not just in the city limits but truly in the center of Ft Lauderdale and our Beach. We are located only 3/4 mile from the World Famous Las Olas Boulevard known for the fine dining, wonderful shops, and the exciting clubs and nightlife. The extremely popular Fort Lauderdale Beach seen in TV shows and movies since "Where the Boys Are" was filmed in the 1960s is less than 2 miles from the property. The Galleria Mall, movie theaters, shoppes, markets, activities, deep sea fishing, jet skies, charter boats, golf courses, children's, art and science museums are less than 10 minutes away and the airport and cruise ports are about 15 minutes away. The Hard Rock Casino is less than 20 minutes.

What makes this house unique


You are located 3 blocks from Holiday Park which has walking and bike riding trails, playgrounds, soccer and baseball fields, tennis courts, and loads of picnic covered sites.

You are located only a bike ride from the beach, the Galleria Mall, and Los Olas Blvd known for world class restaurants, clubs, entertainment, and shopping.


Downtown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , This is a brand new modern full bathroom
  • There are two full and complete bathrooms inside the house. If so desired, my guests may utilize an additional shower outdoors for my guests to experience "life as it was in the 1920s and 30s."
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Also 52 inch flat screen HD TV
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 3rd bedroom has own private entrance and full bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Double doors access the back gardens and screened deck
  • Two of the bedrooms have a bed frame base that can be configured to each individual guest's sleeping posture... feet up, head up, Zero Gravity, etc. The mattresses are the best Temperpedic made. The master bedroom also has a 52" HD TV to add to your evening's pleasure.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Perfect Central Location to Ft L. Beach & Las Olas shops, dining & entertainment
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Quaint Central Location

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week here Jan 2018. Lovely house, clean, beautifully decorated. The beds were so comfy. The third bedroom is actually separate from the rest with its own bathroom. To access it, you have to leave the house from the front door and go in through its own door. My kids thought that was cool. Having a washer (and Tide!) and dryer was especially nice! The location was perfect, close to everything. Will communicated with us the entire week. The outdoor seating areas were plenty and the greenery was beautiful. We had a great time. Would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great review. What more can I say other than you've covered it completely and thank you very much. We will continue to improve our property so any future guests should expect the same or a better experience.
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Charming cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was a delightful place to stay. Delightful The kitchen was very beautifully appointed the outdoor patio was fabulous.I would suggest some softer pillows and some bar soap in the bathroom. The shower curtain was exciting to see but could be dangerous. It actually cut the hand of one of our guests. But it was really fun place to be and we enjoyed it thank you so much

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the comments. We had softer pillows in the closets but will make sure future guests know how to find them. Although liquid soap was available, bar soap will be added as an option for those who prefer bars to liquid soap.
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Lovely with a lot of character!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 really enjoyed our stay here. It is a perfect location and is beautifully decorated. Great outdoor space as well!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. You pointed out 2 of our best qualities ... LOCATION and the privacy of our OUTDOOR SPACE. Thank you also for mentioning the décor of our home. My wife takes great care in the appearance and cleanliness of every square foot of the property.
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Beautiful Gardens and Outstanding Location

  • 5 of 5

We had an outstanding visit at a wonderful property. The house is located in a perfect location both close to the beach and close to the night life on Lass Olas. Loved it.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is really located perfectly.
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Beautiful property in a nice neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay-- there was plenty of privacy in the back yard!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice review. I'm glad you mentioned the back yard as so many guests miss staying home and relaxing on the back deck and gardens (not to mention the grill) because they spend days at the nearby beach and nights on Las Olas. Just staying at the house is another fantastic option.
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Outstanding House

  • 5 of 5

My group of 5 guys had a great weekend. We fished, worked out in the nearby Holiday Park and played tennis in the mornings, went to the beach in the afternoons, and walked to Las Olas to eat dinners in the evenings. The house is decorated so unusually and I appreciated how clean the property was kept. I can't say enough good things about the property.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Robert, Thanks for the nice review. I am glad you guys were able to take advantage of our outstanding location and some of the activities and opportunities right near our neighborhood and within a mile of our property. I appreciate you booking again already for next year and I look forward to you and your group returning again next year. Will
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Nearest Airport
5.5 Miles
Fort Lauderdale / Hollywood International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
World Famous Las Olas Boulavard
Nearest Golf
12.9 Miles
Pompano Beach Golf Course
Nearest Train
4.8 Miles
AMTRAC Station
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Highway 1/Federal Highway
Nearest Beach
1.9 Miles
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Car: not necessary

Victoria Park is Old Florida at its best. It is also centrally located to every vacation hotspot in Ft Lauderdale and South Florida.

You will be only 10 blocks from famous Las Olas Boulevard know for world class shopping, restaurants and night clubbing.

The Seminole Hard Rock Casino is the center for nightlife, gambling and national level entertainers. The other Casinos host horse racing, dog racing, and Jai Lai as well as quality gambling.

The BEACH has many outstanding choices of vacation activities and entertainment as well as quality restaurants. Many fishing boats that leave twice daily on deep sea fishing trips. Also located on the beach is one of the most popular attractions... The Jungle Queen Cruise. Each cruise serves lunch and dinner and includes a tour of the mansions along the New River, an all you can eat buffet, and an on stage variety show. Playgrounds on the beach, jet ski rentals and parasailing is also on the beach.

Located downtown is the Children's Museum and the Broward County Performing Arts Theater Complex which produces many national touring plays, musicals, and symphonies. Restaurants, clubs and sightseeing opportunities are also prevalent.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $50
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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