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Donald Imwalle

Advertiser since: 2012
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People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Donald Imwalle

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Calendar last updated:
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TROPICAL OASIS WITH PRIVATE HEATED POOL AND SPA

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Fort Lauderdale - Casa del Don

Large 3 Bedroom 3 Bath Home in beautiful Coral Ridge

Thanks for looking at my listing! My house is located in Coral Ridge, one of the best neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale. It is in a perfect location - far enough away from main thoroughfares to be quiet, but within walking or biking distance of the beach, malls, and many restaurants.

If you rent the house, you'll enter the living room first - and in front of you will be a wall of glass doors, through which you'll see the pool, waterfall, and spa. It's pretty awesome both during the day and especially at night, and it's why I bought the house. On nice days the doors can be slid to the side, creating an expansive opening.

The living room is equipped with a 60' LCD LED TV with 3D capability, Blu-ray player, and surround sound. And you'll be sure to find your favorite shows with high definition cable with 320 channels.

The French Country kitchen is fully equipped with everything you'd need to prepare meals. The appliances are stainless steel, and include a wine cooler and dishwasher.

There are three very spacious bedrooms, all of which are easily large enough for king-sized beds. All bedrooms are equipped with 40 inch LED LCD TVs, with Blu-ray players and upgraded high definition cable. King beds are present in the master suite and the 'green room', and two twins (which may be exchanged with a king upon request) are found in the 'grey room'.

The dining room overlooks the patio/garden area, with a table that normally seats 6. Table can be expanded to seat 8 guests.

The patio, the pool, and the hot tub are brand new. The patio is travertine marble, with a dining area, a sitting area, and 4 lounge chairs. Gas grille is located on the patio. The back is completely surrounded by tropical plants and is entirely private. The pool and hot tub are heated and controlled by remote control.

Other amenities:

- High speed wireless internet

- New washer and dryer

- 4 bicycles (3 adult, 1 child-sized) with helmets and locks

- Audio can be wirelessly streamed from Apple devices or iTunes to the living room and to the patio. Devices can also be connected with standard headphone jacks.

- iPhone docks with speakers in all bedrooms, kitchen, and dining room. For those with other devices, a standard headphone jack can also be used.

- Completely equipped kitchen

- High chair and port-a-crib (on request)

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Donald Imwalle (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
Call Owner
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Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
2 March, 2015

About Donald Imwalle

I live in Ohio and am a born-and-bred Buckeye. Well, technically more a Bearcat since the University of Cincinnati was where I went to school. I've lived here in the Midwest most of my life. I enjoy the change of seasons (especially the fall), but I also learned that escaping south a couple of times during the winter does wonders for the mood. So for years I saved and saved, and I was lucky enough in 2012 to find the place down in Fort Lauderdale! It was a much bigger project than I ever imagined it would be, but I had so much fun putting the house together...I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

Donald Imwalle purchased this house in 2012

Why Donald Imwalle chose Fort Lauderdale

As a young man in Ohio, I worked at a nursery with a green house. Hard work but I loved it. I eventually asked the owner to let me have my own little corner where I could grow my own tropical plants. He looked at me a little odd, but I guess he liked me because gave me the green light. I think even then I knew I wanted a house in Florida, where all those exotic plants could thrive outside.

Many, many years later, and with a lot of work and a LOT of saving, I was lucky enough to make that dream come true.

After having traveled many times to Florida, I eventually figured out that Fort Lauderdale best fit what I wanted. Although the beach is central to any coastal Florida city, Fort Lauderdale takes it a step further by offering hundreds of additional activities.

I wanted a place in one of the nicer areas of Fort Lauderdale. Although there are plenty of nice neighborhoods, Coral Ridge really stands out. The residents take great pride in maintaining their homes. The neighborhood is also mature - plenty of beautiful trees and tropical plants.

What makes this house unique

I looked at an insane number of houses while searching for a house in Fort Lauderdale. While I liked a lot of them, as soon as I walked into this one I knew it was the one I wanted. Why? I wanted a house where the outside would be the focal point...after all, Florida weather practically invites you to enjoy it all year long. One look at the bank of windows in the living room and the reason I fell in love should be clear.

I also wanted a 'split' floorplan - a house where the master suite was separate from the other bedrooms. This house definitely fits the bill, with a master suite that is entirely private.

Most of all, I wanted to the feel of a tropical paradise in my backyard - a place that was private, tranquil; a place to relax and unwind. The house had a nice backyard when I purchased it, but it wasn't quite there.

First I wanted a hot tub, because in my mind there is nothing more relaxing than a bike ride along the beach or a good exercise session followed by a dip in the hot tub. So one of the first orders of business was to have a spa installed with a waterfall to create a soothing background.

Next I had a new marble patio installed, being sure the design allowed maximum utility (i.e., dining and sitting areas, plenty of rooms for chaise lounges), but still a patio that allowed sufficient room to install a variety of tropical plants.

And finally - my favorite part - was to install a wall of tropical plants. I probably went a little overboard at the nursery, but for a guy who likes tropical plants, the place was a little like heaven. So after planting hundreds of plants, the place is just how I wanted: an escape from the everyday, just a step outside the back doors.

Honestly, I'm pretty proud of the place...I think you'll find it really is something extraordinary.

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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 25 holidaymaker reviews

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Tropical Oasis with Private Heated Pool and Spa
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
Söderköping
5

Great place, great location, great everything!

  • 5 of 5

This house is great! It's that simple. Coral Ridge is a great location to live at. Close and easy access to just about anything. Donad has really made this feel like home away from home! I really, really want to return to this house! If you want to live in a nice house, in a nice neighbourhood, with a great pool (and spa) and nicely furnished, THIS is the property for you!!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

A Tropical Oasis

  • 5 of 5

The home is beautiful and very comfortable. The owner takes great pride in this property and it is easy to see why. The house has everything you want and expect from a five star property...the beds are comfortable and the living space is great and has everything required for a great vacation. We loved the pool and spa...it was easy to operate and the backyard is simply an oasis. It is very private and the plants and vegetation surrounding the pool are a horticulturist dream! The bikes are great for ride into Fort Lauderdale. We look forward to renting this home again!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Rockford, IL
5

Like a home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this home. It was clean, in a great location, and had many amenities. I think the biggest benefit came from the security of knowing that the owner was easy to contact if needed. I would definitely love to stay here again with my family. If you're considering Ft. Lauderdale for a vacation, you won't regret it!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

A Dream come true

  • 5 of 5

First things first.

Thank you Donald for sharing this beatiful Holiday Villa with us.

This House is just amazing,its fully loaded for a long or even a short stay.

We travelled in a partie of five from the age of 25 up to 30 and everybody enjoyed staying in this house.

The Rooms are very nice and have a beatiful interior every bedroom have a flatscreen TV,Dockingstations for ios or android and nice and cousy beds to sleep in.The Master bedroom even have an own restroom with a rainshower and a jacuzzi in it.The poolarea was very cool at night with all the lighting in it and there was also alot of stuff chillin in the pool,like pool noodles and things like that.We loved to hang out in the spa, having some drinks and watching the palmtrees and the stars come out at night. The friendly poolguy also speaks german and gave us some ideas to go out at night.

The kitchen is fully packed with stuff and everybody loved to cook in it, but we also liked having bbq's at the pool.

We can really recommend this house for your family vacation anytime.

Especially young couples and trips with your friends will love this house.

The whole neighbourhood was friendly, nice and safe.

There's a police officer living down the road ;-)

There are several stores and foodmarkets within 5 minutes of walking, like publix,ross dress for less,footlocker and so on.The beach of ft. lauderdale is within 15 minutes of walking, if your not into walking you can use the bikes out of the garage.

It only took us half an hour down to Miami and 3 and a half up to 4 hours to Orlando.

Thank you Donald and Felipe making our holidays even more special than we imagined.Hope to see you and stay at this House as soon as possible.

with kind regards

Daniel from Berlin,Germany

  • Review Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words Daniel! I'm glad you had a great time! You're always welcome back!!
5

Vacances à Fort Lauderdale

  • 5 of 5

Je recommande vivement cette villa exceptionnelle, située dans un quartier résidentiel, proche de toutes commodités, de la mer et du quartier animé de Las Olas.

La villa offre de grands espaces et les équipements sont au top (les photos sont conformes à la réalité).

Bref, tous les ingrédients sont au rendez-vous afin de passer un séjour en Floride formidable.

Sincèrement.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci! And that's all the French I know. :( I'm glad you had a nice time and hope you'll get back down to Florida!
5

Fabulous Family Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This home is Not a home away from home... it's much more spectacular! We are a family of four two tween girls. This home provided us with the space we were all craving, coming from the inner city. It also gave us the touch of luxury we were seeking. The house itself is immaculately kept. All conveniences were available, from beach towels to pool toys to candlles for a jacuzzi tub relaxation session for this tired mom. My husband liked that the home was located close enough to major roads but off of the main drag. We enjoyed swimming daily. We took a ride out to the Everglades for some alligator and airboat fun. We visited the local high end shopping malls. During all that we were able to have family who live close by visit and arrangements were made for a pac-n-play and a highchair to be brought out. Everything was so convenient. We surely didn't want to leave. Just when we were getting the hang of the house's technology... it was time to pack. Be sure, our next Florida trip will incude this home! Thank you Donald !

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words and I'm glad you had a nice time!!

Location

Nearest Airport
9.5 Miles
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Aiport
Nearest Beach
0.6 Miles
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Car: recommended

Fort Lauderdale is obviously known for its beach, and in that respect it doesn't disappoint. The beach runs several miles in length, and is lined by a palm tree-lined walk the whole way. It's a great place to walk, bike, or blade. And if you want to relax, just throw down the towel and listen to the ocean.

Just across from the beach are numerous night clubs and restaurants...and places just to sit and people watch. Just as much fun is the night life in Fort Lauderdale. Cafes and bars can be found Downtown, in the Los Olas district, along the beach, and in Wilton Manors.

Not far from Fort Lauderdale is the Everglades National Park. If you or your family has never had a ride on an airboat, it's definitely something to try out. It's a great place to meet the alligators (safely!), see exotic birds, and fish.

If you're like me and really like eating, Fort Lauderdale is a great destination. There are literally thousands of restaurants in the area, from upscale eateries that overlook the intracoastal waterway to small cafes along the beach.

There are so many things to do, it's almost impossible to list them all. But take a look at sunny.org - the website gives a great overview of all that Fort Lauderdale offers.

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Prices & Availability

From $305 Nightly

Prices for this holiday house in Fort Lauderdale, Greater Fort Lauderdale

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter & Spring 2015
2 Jan 2015 - 30 Apr 2015
5 night minimum stay
$2,653
for 5 nights
From
$483
From
$572
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,308
 
 
Spring 2015 (Late)
1 May 2015 - 31 May 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,815
for 4 nights
From
$416
From
$500
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,675
 
 
Memorial Day 2015 Monday
25 May 2015 - 25 May 2015
1 night minimum stay
$650
 
 
Summer 2015
1 Jun 2015 - 15 Sep 2015
5 night minimum stay
$2,009
for 5 nights
From
$355
From
$438
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,786
 
 
July 4th 2015 Saturday
4 Jul 2015 - 4 Jul 2015
1 night minimum stay
$622
 
 
July 4th Sunday 2015
5 Jul 2015 - 5 Jul 2015
1 night minimum stay
$622
 
 
July 4th Monday 2015
6 Jul 2015 - 6 Jul 2015
1 night minimum stay
$622
 
 
Labor Day 2015 Saturday
5 Sep 2015 - 5 Sep 2015
1 night minimum stay
$616
 
 
Labor Day 2015 Sunday
6 Sep 2015 - 6 Sep 2015
1 night minimum stay
$616
 
 
Labor Day 2015 Monday
7 Sep 2015 - 7 Sep 2015
1 night minimum stay
$616
 
 
Fall 2015
16 Sep 2015 - 15 Nov 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,371
for 4 nights
From
$305
From
$388
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,314
 
 
Winter (Early) 2015
16 Nov 2015 - 24 Dec 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,704
for 4 nights
From
$388
From
$483
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,030
 
 
Thanksgiving 2015 Thurs
26 Nov 2015 - 26 Nov 2015
1 night minimum stay
$699
 
 
Thanksgiving 2015 Friday
27 Nov 2015 - 27 Nov 2015
1 night minimum stay
$699
 
 
Thanksgiving 2015 Saturday
28 Nov 2015 - 28 Nov 2015
1 night minimum stay
$699
 
 
Christmas and New Year's
25 Dec 2015 - 1 Jan 2016
7 night minimum stay
$5,589
for 7 nights
From
$777
 
 
Winter & Spring 2016
2 Jan 2016 - 30 Apr 2016
5 night minimum stay
$2,742
for 5 nights
From
$500
From
$594
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,474
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $250
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes Dogs welcome (additional charge applies). Sorry, cats cannot be accommodated.
Sorry, no parties are permitted (for example, bachelor(ette) parties)
Renter must be 25 years of age or older. Those younger than 25 must be accompanied by parent/guardian.
Unfortunately Broward County imposes 11% tax. Legitimate rentals must charge this. :(
Rental rates quoted do not include refundable deposit ($500)

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Fort Lauderdale in Greater Fort Lauderdale

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Guest Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Guest Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Green Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Grey Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , On request the king bed can be switched to two twin beds.
  • All bedrooms have king-sized beds. Additional 2 people can be accommodated with a queen sized pull out sleeper sofa (or alternatively with extra mattresses placed on floor). The sofa bed is actually quite comfortable, with a mechanism that does not have the annoying cross bar.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
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