About the property
- House1200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
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.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 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
PERFECT CENTRAL LOCATION. "SQUEEKY CLEAN" CLEANLINESS. UNIQUE INTERIOR DESIGN. AFFORDABLE PRICE. BEAUTIFUL AND PEACEFUL TROPICAL GARDENS IN BACK YARD. THE FEEL OF 1920S OLD FLORIDA CHARM AND LUXURY. A VACATION YOU WILL NEVER FORGET!! 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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Quaint Central Location
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!
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.
Fantastic Vacation Getaway
The house and location are perfect if you want some quiet privacy and still be close to the beach and many other gems that Fort Lauderdale offers. The interior of the house is impeccably and interestingly furnished and even has a library. Large outside decks with many nooks were a relaxing retreat. Our time was cut short by a family emergency back home and William was most gracious in managing these details with us. We hope to return soon.
Thank you for the wonderful review. My goal is to make every guest's experience be their "best vacation ever,"
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
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.
Lovely with a lot of character!
Our family of 4 really enjoyed our stay here. It is a perfect location and is beautifully decorated. Great outdoor space as well!
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.
Beautiful Gardens and Outstanding Location
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.
It is really located perfectly.
Beautiful property in a nice neighborhood
We had a great stay-- there was plenty of privacy in the back yard!
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.
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.