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Tropical Oasis with Private Heated Pool and Spa

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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 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)

More Details

Owner
Donald Imwalle
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2017

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.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
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
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

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 60 reviews
5

Loved It

  • 5 of 5

My family and I were very pleased with your vacation rental. We have rented a few houses in Florida in the past and this is one of our favorites. We hope to come back in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, beautiful home, with friendly property managers

  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing. Very clean, very roomy(we had 6 adults and 2 kids) and everyone had a spot to lounge in the living room and eat In the dining room. The house has a gorgeous view as soon as you walk in and really makes you feel like you've escaped on a fancy get-a-way! Mary Ellen and Felipe were very courteous and helpful getting us settled and answering questions throughout our stay. (Even for silly questions a like, "where are the trash bags") The neighborhood was quiet and well kept. If there was one thing we wish the house didn't include, it would have been the mosquitos! We had tons of activities to do nearby and they even had beach toys and chairs for our use! Thank you for sharing your home with us, we had a lovely vacation and would recommend to others!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

This was by far the nicest VRBO we have ever stayed in! The property was beautifully appointed, very comfortable and well maintained. Everything was thought of, all the small details from soap, shampoo and conditioner in all bathrooms, to beach towels, beach umbrellas , a well stocked kitchen, ample bath towels, a grill that had extra propane and so much more! It was nice not to have to rush out and purchase all the basic necessities upon arrival! The location was great, everything we needed was within walking distance. The owner, MaryEllen was wonderful to work with, always pleasant and quick to respond to our questions.We highly recommend this property and look forward to returning in the future! Thanks for making our stay a wonderful one!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Loved every minute

  • 5 of 5

This is the third year we've stayed at this great house. Everything is clean and the owners are more than accommodating. When we stay there we feel it's our home!

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our Vacation Was A Success

  • 5 of 5

We vacationed at this beautiful home from April 8 - 15, 2017 with our son, daughter-in-law and 2 grandchildren, ages 9 and 6. We were very nervous since this was our 1st experience of renting a home but everything worked out perfectly. Mary Ellen was so helpful in the months prior as we planned our vacation and even walked us through the technology aspects of the home once we arrived. It was so comforting that we could count on her if needed.

The kids loved the heated pool! They were swimming first thing in the morning and before bed every evening. Many family games were played in the pool. We would wake up to see Grandpa in the spa each morning. Having so many towels available and other essentials made staying there so easy. My daughter-in-law, who has traveled to other vacation properties, truly spoke highly of the pool and oasis in the backyard. It was an absolute hit!

We only cooked dinner once but only because we wanted to visit all the highlights of Ft. Lauderdale. The kitchen was clean, spacious and just as advertised. There was a blender available so we made smoothies for the children and had adult smoothies ourselves.

The master bedroom was a dream. The bed was so comfortable and we slept like babies.

We did drive to all locations and the traffic was heavy but fortunately we always were able to find parking and make it work. Stores are very close, many wonderful restaurants in the area, went to the Everglades, took a boat ride, found a great ice-cream shop for the kids, and even took a trip to Miami to see a Miami Heat basketball game. It was wonderful to get back to the house, a nice, safe, quiet neighborhood, where we could relax from all our fun adventures.

Any trip to Ft. Lauderdale in the future, we certainly hope to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home super clean accommodating owner

  • 5 of 5

All round great vaca beautiful home and weather close to beach shopping restaurants etc

  • Review Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Downtown, 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
 
Summer 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,561
for 5 nights
From
£276
From
£341
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,164
 
 
Labor Day 2017 Saturday
2 Sep 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
£479
 
 
Labor Day 2017 Sunday
3 Sep 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
£479
 
 
Labor Day 2017 Monday
4 Sep 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
£479
 
 
Fall 2017
17 Sep 2017 - 15 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,367
for 5 nights
From
£237
From
£302
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,798
 
 
Winter (Early) 2017
16 Nov 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,699
for 5 nights
From
£302
From
£375
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,354
 
 
Christmas and New Year's
24 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£4,342
for 7 nights
From
£604
 
 
Winter & Spring 2018
1 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
£2,251
for 5 nights
From
£410
From
£496
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,919
 
 
Spring (Late) 2018
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,815
for 5 nights
From
£328
From
£388
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,121
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £116.52
Pet Fee £194.2
Damage Deposit £388.4

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)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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