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Tropical Comfort, Space and Style

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

2BR Oasis Style Pool Home, 10 blocks to beach

This lovely 2BR just became available. It won't last long!

Welcome to our Oasis Style Pool Home in the nicest neighborhood in Hollywood!

This spacious home oozes comfort with its open floor plan, large great room with down sofas, windows and doors with pool and garden views, wood beam ceilings, and chef kitchen with stainless appliances, granite countertops and open bar.

Upgraded kitchen has convection oven and everything you need to create a feast for the family.

Relax and be entertained with a 42" flat screen TV in the great room with sound system, complete cable package with all HBO channels, Hi Speed wireless DSL

There are 2 bedrooms each with queen beds, 1 Bathroom with bathtub/shower. There is also a second living room/entry area which can accommodate an extra queen airbed that is available.

This home opens to the poolside patio ideal for sunning and dining, with gas grill, dining table, and fire pit. The oasis style heated pool is set to a deliciously warm temperature in the cool months, and is surrounded by tropical foliage and coconut palms. Fiber optic lighting in the evening turns the pool from purple to blue, to green.

Please note this home is adjacent to a cottage; the patio and pool are shared space with cottage guests, as well as laundry room.

The home is stocked with linens, including, pool towels.

Front driveway provides private parking for 2 cars. Laundry room is shared space with cottage. Shed has 4 bikes for your use, beach toys, umbrellas, floaties and chairs, badminton set, croquet and beach accessories. Tennis courts are 1/2 block away. we have two rackets for your use..

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

Take the bikes for a spin through the neighborhood. The intracoastal waterway is just 2 blocks away; the beach is 10 blocks through cozy streets to the sand. Margaritaville, the new resort with surf simulator and live music is just a spin away.

Surrounded by parks and golf courses, the home and cottage are 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.

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

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

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

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 January, 2017

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. I work for an airline so Im away most of the time. When Im not flying for work, Im flying off to an adventure. I appreciate a great nights sleep so I provide great beds with hypo allergenic down style pillows and cotton linens.

Elizabeth purchased this house in 2000

Why Elizabeth chose Hollywood

Hollywood is quaint and cozy and unpretentious and centrally located to all of south Florida. Hollywood beach is still a little retro and maintains a sense of old Florida. The location of the house itself is ideal, close enough 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 house unique

People tell me they love this place because of the back yard oasis feel and the heated pool, and the way I decorated. Also, they like the neighborhood that's close to the beach but away from the noise and parking. Parking is expensive on the beach and sometimes hard to find, and at the house there are 2 private spaces in back for cottage use only, 2 spaces in the front for the main house, and ample free parking on the street. Ive also been thanked for providing the bicycles.

: )

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

Thats what its all about.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(33 traveller reviews)

Tropical Comfort, Space and Style
average rating of 4.5757575 based on 33 reviews
St Albert, Alberta

Great place for 2!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I needed a place to stay for 2 nights in Fort Lauderdale before carrying on to the Florida Keys. This place was exactly what we needed and was close to the Fort Lauderdale airport and downtown Hollywood. It was VERY comfortable and we were able to relax and unwind. Nice functional kitchen to cook meals and full bathroom. The air conditioning was great. Only 2 minor complaints. 1st was that we were not given instructions on where our entrance to the place was so we ended up disturbing the tenants in the front of the house. The entrance was tricky to access in the dark as well. The 2nd minor complaint was that on the last day the neighbors decided to have a family party in their backyard at 7am and were very noisy! I did not know people gathered so early! This is no fault of the place though and overall the neighborhood and unit was VERY quiet! We slept well and enjoyed our stay

  • Review Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweet, lovely place - convenient to beach and restaurants

  • 5 of 5

Nice two bed studio - perfect for a getaway weekend with a friend. Located in a safe, family friendly neighborhood with a large park nearby. Many restaurants located within walking distance, and we used the bikes to get to beach (one helmet and one lock, FYI). Pool and backyard were charming. Place was clean and had everything we needed. Owner was very responsive and helpful - she even let us stay late on our day of departure bc our flights weren't until the evening. Overall we were very happy and would highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kansas City

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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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

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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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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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!! : )


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
winter/spring 2016
6 Dec 2016 - 15 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £63
cleaning £80
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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Central Business District in Greater Fort Lauderdale

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower
  • full size tub/shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    living room - queen size air mattress
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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