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Donald Imwalle

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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TROPICAL OASIS WITH PRIVATE HEATED POOL AND SPA

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:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Donald Imwalle

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2012
Speaks english
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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

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.

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.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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Reviews

Reviews for this holiday house rental in Fort Lauderdale, USA

18 Reviews Write a Review
Tropical Oasis with Private Heated Pool and Spa
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
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Tropical Oasis with Private Heated Pool and Spa
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3490928
+1 5134841683
Fort Lauderdale Greater Fort Lauderdale
5

Return Guests

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 28-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
We booked this house in 2013 and absolutely loved it, so we booked again in 2014! I have rented numerous houses from Maine to Florida. This place is my Family's favorite without question! Donald is great to work with, the property is kept up very nicely. Both times we rented it was very clean and welcoming! The biggest problem when renting a house like this, is the vacation is to short!
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Tropical Oasis with Private Heated Pool and Spa
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3490928
+1 5134841683
Fort Lauderdale Greater Fort Lauderdale
5

Truly an oasis!

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 03-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
You won't want to leave! Our family stayed in Donald's home for 2 weeks. We have 2 young children (1 and 3) and were able to play hard and actually still RELAX! The location couldn't be better... All the amenities shopping, restaurants and the beach are all in walking/biking distances. The house itself is perfect for families! Donald has taken the time and carefully thought through everything to ensure your holiday will be amazing. The backyard is truly an oasis! The pool, hot tub and lush gardens are beautiful, secluded and a quiet neighbourhood ....this home will be YOUR holiday. We flew home yesterday and already can't wait to visit again! Love, love, love!
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Tropical Oasis with Private Heated Pool and Spa
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3490928
+1 5134841683
Fort Lauderdale Greater Fort Lauderdale
5

Dream House!

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 13-Dec-2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
This rental house is excellent beyond description! Our family spend most of time in pool and spa. I relieved my stress in the pool surrounding the tropical trees that
gave us privacy and tranquility. I can not find like this unbelievable house in JAPAN.
We are sure to come back ! Thank you so much.
Helpful votes: 4/4
business
Tropical Oasis with Private Heated Pool and Spa
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3490928
+1 5134841683
Fort Lauderdale Greater Fort Lauderdale
5

Very easy to get too attached to this house

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 11-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
We are a Swedish family who rented this house on our first trip to the U.S., Florida. Before we booked the house, I read the available reviews and thought it sounded too good to be true. But all were in and we got to spend our holiday in a very nice house. Donald is very helpful and even took time to give us valuable tips for continuing vacation in Orlando. We made many trips by car in Fort Lauderdale but also to Miami, Everglades, Sawgrass shopping .... Since we come from Europe, it is very expensive with mobile calls and data traffic in US. We appreciated therefore that Donald has good internet connection included in the rent. Back of the house is a private oasis. The only problem with this house is that my family liked it too much and didn't want to leave......
Helpful votes: 4/5
business
Tropical Oasis with Private Heated Pool and Spa
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3490928
+1 5134841683
Fort Lauderdale Greater Fort Lauderdale
5

Das perfekte Haus für den Florida-Urlaub

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
Das Ferienhaus befindet sich gut erreichbar in einer ruhigen Seitenstraße des E Oakland Park Boulevard. Ein großer Publix-Supermarkt befindet sich in unmittelbarer Nähe, um Lebensmittel und Getränke einzukaufen.
Beim Betreten des Hauses öffnet sich der Blick durch die breite Fensterfront auf die Terrasse mit Pool und Jaccuzi umgeben von herrlichen tropischen Pflanzen. Am Abend lässt sich alles wunderbar beleuchten.
Das Haus ist mit viel Liebe zum Detail eingerichtet, ein Musiksystem für Wohnbereich und Terrasse installiert, die Küche perfekt ausgestattet. Alles ist sehr sauber und übersichtlich.
Überhaupt lässt sich sagen, dass es in diesem Haus an nichts fehlt! Strandhandtücher, Sonnenschirme, Wasserspielzeug für den Pool, drei Fahrräder und sogar ein Kinderfahrrad stehen bereit. Die Unterkunft ist somit für alle Altersgruppen geeignet. Tausend weitere DInge ließen sich aufzählen...

Fazit: Donald ist ein großartiger Gastgeber, sein Ferienhaus als Unterkunft für einen Urlaub in Florida absolut zu empfehlen!
Helpful votes: 3/4
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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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Availability & Rates

Rental rates for this holiday house in Fort Lauderdale, Greater Fort Lauderdale

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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate Minimum Stay
 
Winter & Spring
2 Jan - 30 Apr
$375
$450
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,625
5 nights
 
 
Spring (Late)
1 May - 31 May
$325
$400
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,275
4 nights
 
 
Memorial Day 2014 Sunday
25 May 2014 - 25 May 2014
$430
1 night
 
 
Memorial Day 2014 Monday
26 May 2014 - 26 May 2014
$430
1 night
 
 
Summer
1 Jun - 15 Sep
$280
$375
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,030
4 nights
 
 
July 4th 2014 Friday
4 Jul 2014 - 4 Jul 2014
$375
1 night
 
 
July 4th 2014 Sat
5 Jul 2014 - 5 Jul 2014
$375
1 night
 
 
July 4th 2014 Sun
6 Jul 2014 - 6 Jul 2014
$375
1 night
 
 
Labor Day 2014 Saturday
30 Aug 2014 - 30 Aug 2014
$400
1 night
 
 
Labor Day 2014 Sunday
31 Aug 2014 - 31 Aug 2014
$400
1 night
 
 
Labor Day 2014 Monday
1 Sep 2014 - 1 Sep 2014
$400
1 night
 
 
Fall
16 Sep - 15 Nov
$250
$325
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,855
4 nights
 
 
Winter (Early)
16 Nov - 24 Dec
$350
$425
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,555
5 nights
 
 
Christmas and New Year's
25 Dec - 1 Jan
$500
$500
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,500
5 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$375
$450
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,625
4 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $250.00
Refundable Damage Deposit $500.00
Cleaning Fee $150.00
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:
  • Spa
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Hob
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • 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:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Veranda
  • Bicycles
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • ski
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
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