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Elizabeth

Member since: 2009
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Speaks English

Tropical Cottage apartment

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Central Business District - Tropical Cottage apartment

Studio 1 Bedroom, 10 blocks to beach, sleeps 2-4

Welcome to our tropical oasis style poolside cottage. This comfy studio/1 bedroom space has windows and doors with pool and garden views, white beam ceilings and a very beachy cottage feel.

The kitchen area has full size refrigerator and stove, dining table with 2 chairs and bar seating for 2.

Entertainment includes 42 inch flatscreen TV with full cable package including free music and movie channels, Sony sound system, and high speed wireless DSL.

Bedroom area has 2 queen size beds, and can sleep 4 people.

The cottage opens to the poolside patio, ideal for dining and sun, with gas grill, dining table and fire pit.. Oasis style heated pool is surrounded by tropical foliage and coconut palms, featuring fiber optic lighting which turns the pool purple to blue to green.

Also available: off-street private parking for 2 cars, laundry, 4 bicycles, beach toys, umbrellas, floaties and chairs.

Wake up to sunlight on the patio in the morning, relax, grill and dine in the evening.

Take the bikes - there are 4 for your use - for a spin through the neighborhood, the intracoastal waterway is just 2 blocks away; the beach is 10 blocks. Margaritaville, the new resort with surf simulator and live music is just a spin away.

Surrounded by parks and golf courses, the cottage is also less than one mile to Gulfstream Race Track, 1 mile to Diplomat spa and country club, 4 miles to Aventura Mall, 6 miles to Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. 6 miles to FLL airport and 19 miles to Miami airport.

Hollywood features a multi cultural experience with its wide variety of restaurants and live music. Enjoy dining, night life, gelato and shopping. Downtown Hollywood is 6 blocks.

Office needs such as printing and faxing available.

The cottage is adjacent to the main house. The laundry room joins the back cottage to the front house. Both are private and separate.

Pool area is adjacent to cottage and house front house. If guests want the area to themselves we encourage it! Simply request and it is yours.

I work for an airline and I travel for a living, so I am always sensitive to the needs of vacationers. If you'd like to make friends I welcome you and hope to add you to our return guest families. If you prefer privacy we honor that and provide plenty of space and solitude. Whatever your style, you'll find it here.

This home away from home is a favorite repeat for many of our yearly guests.

Please feel free to contact us if you need anything at all to make your stay in south Florida a fantastic one.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Elizabeth (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks English

About Elizabeth

I am an avid traveler, health nut and yoga fan. I strive to make this home an oasis for my fellow travelers, yogis and seekers of adventure.

Elizabeth purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Elizabeth chose Hollywood

Hollywood is quaint and cozy and unpretentious. The beach is still a little retro and maintains a sense of old Florida. The location is ideal, close enough to get to everything, yet in a quiet neighborhood with birds in the trees and the sound of palm fronds in the breeze.

I find it good to have that sense of rejuvenation after some big adventures.

What makes this cottage unique

People really love this place, I think because I put a lot of love into it, and because it really means a lot to me if my guests are happy.

Thats what its all about.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(31 traveller reviews)
Tropical Cottage apartment
average rating of 4.548387 based on 31 reviews
Kansas City
5

Awesome as always!

  • 5 of 5

I always stay here when I can, it's comfortable decorated well and the owner is awesome. It feels like home.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great place for a family!

  • 5 of 5

This house was great for our family (us, our two boys, and my parents). It was close to the beaches and board walk area. Great setup for a family and very clean and well maintained. Beautiful pool which my 3 and 5 yr olds loved! Perfect size for relaxing or planing your day outings. Operator was very responsive and helpful with questions. You can tell she took pride in her rental! Would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Marlton NJ
1

Madison House was great, the owner's professionalism not so much.

  • 1 of 5

Madison house (the house not the cottage) was exactly as describe. Very nice home, clean in a nice area. Located close to the beach. We had multiple things happen while staying at the house.

I traveled with a friend and our 5 year old daughters for a girls trip. On our first night there we heard a man's voice in the cottage. We were under the impression that Elizabeth lived in the adjoining cottage. The home has a shared laundry room. When they mentioned shared they should say that the door to the home and the cottage open to this laundry room. We didn't not realize this and had the laundry room door open all night We then realized that the man next door could have walked into our house at any time. As he WAS using the laundry room! This is unsettling for two women traveling with two little girls. When I had asked Elizabeth she apologized and said she had a friend staying with her and should have mentioned it. OK fair enough

NEXT, I get a text message saying that she has Direct TV coming in the morning for "routine maintenance" from 8a until 12p. I explained that its really not good for us we are on vacation and really didn't want to be rushed out or have people working around us. She said OK well then we would have to be without TV, Cable and Wifi. leaving us no choice but to allow the workers there. When the service guy for Direct TV came he said he was there to install NEW service not maintenance. During this time I actually met Elizabeth and found her to be super nice and thought OK, ill just let this stuff go. She was lovely to the kids and we shared a few laughs. In fact that evening I had local friends over for a BBQ and when Elizabeth and her friends returned from a night out. they came out to our BBQ to talk and hang out. A little weird but OK.

Why the one star rating, After the first two things that happened and we were willing to get past. When I reserve the house from the VERY first email I requested a late check out. She told me at first 4 was fine. Right before we came she said the cleaning crew needs to be there for 2 so if we could pack and leave our stuff by the door that would be Ok. So on the last day we headed to the beach. I then get a email at 12:45 saying that the cleaning crew is coming at 1pm and I need to be packed by then. When I explained I am not close she asked ME to be respectful! She gave us 45 minutes to pack up and leave with 2 children in tow. I have ALL the emails and text exchanges.

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our normal check in time is 4 pm. check out time 10 am. Our cleaning team came early for their arrival and we got them in 4 hours early - at noon. Their check out was on a Saturday and the team normally doesn't work past 2pm on Saturdays. It takes 3 hours to clean the home. We pushed The cleaning to 1pm for this guest, So the team worked late on a Saturday - til 4 pm for them. We all agreed with Shanin - a few times - that they could stay til 4, but please have their things gathered and by the door so the team could clean. When the team arrived at 1 the guests had not gathered their things. They were at the beach. The team worked around the Drabin party and were super accommodating and friendly. We went out of our way. To give her both early check in and late check out. I paid extra for over time, out of pocket.... Shanin shared, at length, before she arrived that she and her friends were bartenders and they planned on entertaining friends, which is always welcome and wonderful at Madison house. I was in town for only one night of their stay and Shanin told me she would be entertaining all of her local bartender friends that night. I showed her where all the party lights were and helped them. I went to a show with my 2 friends that night. When we returned quietly to the back at 3 am my friend said he was invited by some people in the group to join them. As for laundry room, no one was ever in the laundry room. As for maintenance, it was never purported to be routine. I identified that old service was being upgraded to new. The service was performed 90% outside, which I supervised that is when Shanin came out to talk to me. I told the service man to forego any work inside. I was, I thought, super thoughtful and accommodating. Her letter is confusing and disappointing.
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5

The Madison House

  • 5 of 5

Was the listing description accurate regarding the location, layout, amenities, etc ? Yes, and it is easy to get to. Nice private back yard with a pool and a place to lounge. The owner had bikes available for our use

Was the property clean and well-maintained ? Yes.

Did the owner provide good customer service ? Yes. She answered all our questions in a timely manor and was very pleasant to deal with.

Would you recommend this property to your friends or relatives ? Yes.

What activities, attractions and restaurants did you like or dislike near by ? We went to Hollywood Beach for dinner on 2 occasions, Margaritaville and Mamacita's Bar and Grill. There are tennis courts a block from the house.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful home, clean, roomy and well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival we immediately noted the cleanliness, spacious layout and relaxing atmosphere. Our granddaughters enjoyed the pool several times during our two night stay.

The layout was perfect with the bedroom areas on either side of the living area. The beds were very comfortable.

It was wonderful having someone on site to answer any questions and We thoroughly enjoyed meeting you.

The close proximity to the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood Airport, grocery and general shopping was a huge plus.

We would highly recommend this Vacation

Home. Thank you Elizabeth. Barb and Paul, Hanover, Ontario Canada

  • Review Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kelowna, BC
5

WONDERFUL

  • 5 of 5

GREAT place to hang your hat call home ..we stayed for a few weeks...Thankyou

Donna & vair

Kelowna BC

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
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Location

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Diplomat Country Club
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Tri rail
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Hollywood Beach
Car: recommended

Other Activities: sunbathing, bicycling, running, boating, YOGA!! : )

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Central Business District, Greater Fort Lauderdale

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
2016
30 May 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£193
for 2 nights
From
£68
£481
£1,584
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£193
for 2 nights
From
£68
£481
£1,584
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £153
cleaning £57
Tax Rate 11.0%

functions with attendance of 12 or more people such as weddings, receptions, cookouts, family get togethers and pool parties, and business events require an additional pre signed waiver and 800.00 fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Central Business District in Greater Fort Lauderdale

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • very small, with full size tub/shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , we could accommodate a fifth person if not an adult
  • this is a bedroom area, not a separate bedroom. it is sem-open to studio apartment.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 3 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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