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Donald Imwalle

Member since: 2012
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Speaks English

Tropical Oasis with Private Heated Pool and Spa

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in East 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 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
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Donald Imwalle (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks English

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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(43 traveller reviews)
Tropical Oasis with Private Heated Pool and Spa
average rating of 5.0 based on 43 reviews
5

Awesome house!

  • 5 of 5

Our family rents houses each year for our vacation, and this house was the best by far! Not only was the house beautiful, it was stocked with enough essentials to get us through the week (which is rare). We had a few questions and the owners and management company were extremely responsive! The location was great, a short walk or bike ride to the beach. If we decide to vacation in Fort Lauderdale again, we would definitely rent this beautiful home again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Home sweet home!

  • 5 of 5

Me and my family came here the week of July 9-15th. Donald and Mary went above and beyond accommodating me and my family while in their home. I'm pregnant with my first child and had concerns about mosquitos while in Florida. They did everything in their power to ensure I had one less thing to worry about. Mary even called shortly after we arrived to make sure we we're comfortable with the chemicals used to spray the house. I would recommend this house to anyone looking for a fully stocked, clean, quiet, comfortable, family oriented home. Management is easy assessable but you won't need them for anything. We came here in December for our 11th year anniversary. Then this July with our relatives and hopefully again with the new addition to our family.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect for a family of 5

  • 5 of 5

The house was excellent and tastefully done. Furniture was comfortable. The pool was awesome. Landscaping was very well done. Most everything you needed was at the house. The handbook was clear and helpful. The location was easy to get to most things within a few miles. Will definitely return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very Nice, Comfortable & Accommodating

  • 5 of 5

This property was very comfortable for our family of 5 including 3 boys ages 8, 10, and 12. The pool was a huge hit and provided endless hours of fun. The house allowed all of us to have our own bed and spread out. Linens were nice and luxurious and plentiful. Kitchen was fully stocked and allowed us to make a nice dinner one night with the help of delicious meats and fish from the nearby Whole Foods. Don was very professional. I would definitely stay here again and recommend to my friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Village of Flat Rock, NC (22 miles south of Asheville)
5

Peaceful, pleasant, and very convenient

  • 5 of 5

Tropical Oasis is a lovely house with everything one needs for a great vacation. It was very clean, with very comfortable beds (all King!), a beautiful pool and spa in a private garden of palms and other tropical plants, and half a dozen great bikes for cycling around a terrific neighborhood. The property's greatest asset, in our view, is its location... just minutes from great shopping, the beach, many fine and fun restaurants, museums and other attractions downtown, and everything one needs day-to-day. Highly recommend, and the owner is very pleasant and accessible.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vancouver, BC, Canada
5

PRIVATE PARADISE

  • 5 of 5

This home exceeded our expectations and we were wowed!!! when we walked in through the front door immediately seeing the outside view of the gardens and pool. The home is in Coral Ridge which we found to be very safe and inviting neighborhood. The home has everything you need, we enjoyed cooking our meals and just relaxing by the beautiful pool. The house is very quiet at night due to the quality of the building and windows; we had a bit of a storm one night and we did not hear a thing. We loved the location close to shopping, restaurants and the beautiful Fort Lauderdale beach. We have rented many homes and this one is the best home in the Fort Lauderdale area that we have experienced. The passion that Donald has for this home is evident as soon as you park your car in the driveway.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from 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 East Fort Lauderdale, Greater Fort Lauderdale

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer 2016
1 Jun 2016 - 16 Sep 2016
5 night minimum stay
£1,525
for 5 nights
From
£270
From
£333
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,114
 
 
Labor Day 2016 Saturday
3 Sep 2016 - 3 Sep 2016
1 night minimum stay
£468
 
 
Labor Day 2016 Sunday
4 Sep 2016 - 4 Sep 2016
1 night minimum stay
£468
 
 
Labor Day 2016 Monday
5 Sep 2016 - 5 Sep 2016
1 night minimum stay
£468
 
 
Fall 2016
17 Sep 2016 - 15 Nov 2016
5 night minimum stay
£1,335
for 5 nights
From
£232
From
£295
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,756
 
 
Winter (Early) 2016
16 Nov 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
£1,660
for 5 nights
From
£295
From
£366
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,300
 
 
Christmas & New Year's
24 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£4,241
for 7 nights
From
£590
 
 
Winter & Spring 2017
1 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
£2,199
for 5 nights
From
£400
From
£484
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,851
 
 
Spring (Late) 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,773
for 5 nights
From
£320
From
£379
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,072
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £190
Refundable Damage Deposit £379
Cleaning Fee £114
Tax Rate 11.0%

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in East 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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