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Ocean or IntraCoastal, why not BOTH? -- Villa W

Bedrooms 1
Space 657 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 0 - 10 nights


About the property

1 Bedrm | Sleeps 3 | 1 Bath | Kitchen | Gathering Rm | Porch | Resort Amenities


Upon opening the door, this beach-house-stylized villa conveys, “welcome, you're on vacation in coastal south florida!”


Location specifics

This hillsboro beach villa resides on a private resort property that fully-spans hillsboro mile (a1a) from the atlantic ocean to the intracoastal waterway. Guests conveniently enjoy the distinct features of both the ocean and intracoastal waterfronts. SEE VIDEO OF RESORT PROPERTY AT END OF VIEWED PIC's -- in un-expanded picture-view mode, put cursor over pic#-1, and arrow-key on pic to the left, then click to start video.

Within the resort property, this villa is located on the west half of the resort property adjacent to hillsboro mile. It is secluded from this road via lush tropical landscaping that also partially screens sight-lines to other resort guests on footpaths as they travel to and fro.

This villa is a compelling value, providing a very private and secluded experience for its guests. Guests often use its adjacent yard-area as an additional sunbathing option and for porch-side grilling. Grills are available upon request from the on-site management office.


1NOTE - 12% Sales Taxes (6% to Broward County, and 6% to State of FL) apply to all vacation rentals in Broward County. If HomeAway software does not charge and collect 12% taxes, owner will edit quotation and/or add an additional payment to do so.



This villa is one-half of a duplex of two identical 'mirror-image' units. The villa contains 1 bedroom w/ walk-in closet, 1 bathroom, galley kitchen with eating nook, living room, and a covered private-porch. 1950’s constructed 6+” solid-mortar walls provide superior sound insulation from the adjoining villa.

Villa furnishings are high-quality wicker-/rattan-framed with comfortable decorative cushions. Furnishings are accompanied by decorative lamps, the latest in led reading/task lights, and accented by a relaxing, fun array of original florida-themed artworks.

A fully equipped kitchen is meant to be used. Dimmable lighting, appliances, accessories, dishes and glassware provide variety and quality consistent with what guests would typically use entertaining in their own home.

The villa is fully air-conditioned, but also provides 3 interior ceiling fans for guests who prefer the fresh air scents of the ocean.

The king-size-bed mattress and box-spring are comparable in comfort and quality expected of 4&5-star hotels. An amazingly comfortable and easily movable blow-up bed is available if needed.

Monday-saturday daily maid service is provided for linens, towels and floor cleaning. Coin laundry facilities are available on both the west- and east-side of the resort property.


The porch

An often underestimated feature of this villa is its attached covered porch. This private-porch is more aptly described as a tropical room useful in nearly any weather condition. Shaded and outfitted with 2 cushioned porch chairs, table, lounge, side-table and a ceiling fan, the porch looks southeast onto flowering plantings and the early morning, noon and afternoon sunshine of south florida. Guests usually move their lounge to the porch side-yard to provide a highly convenient sunbathing option.

One wall of the porch is a 7’ tall solid-tri-fold wall/door system that divides it from the porch of the adjoining villa. That said, guests vacationing together in both duplex villas typically choose to unlatch this decorative divider to enjoin their porches. Speaking of which, SPECIAL OFFER -- If you rent BOTH villas V & W to accommodate a group gathering (both units are listed on HomeAway), please contact me with dates. During non-peak demand periods I offer additional discount if renting both villas.

Of note, this divider system was designed and manufactured to custom specifications by a company that produces similar products for augusta national golf club. A perfunctory afterthought it is not!


Beyond basics

This unit is equipped with a high-performance sony entertainment system. Integrated sony components include: bravia 52” hd tv, blue ray dvd player, and home theater soundbar and woofer speaker system. Content is deliver to the entertainment system via comcast's hd digital package, upgraded to include premium movies and sports packages.

Beyond comcast… an in-house library of dvds is provided. For guests who want to enjoy their own digital libraries of music, movies, videos and photographs, the home theater system can be connected to guests’ i-phones or android devices via standard-wired connections, or paired via bluetooth wireless technology.


Staying connected

A dedicated parking space is provided a few steps from the villa backdoor, an underestimated convenience particularly for long-stay guests who plan to eat and entertain extensively in their villa and on the resort property.

Hi-speed wireless internet is provided at no additional charge so guests can conveniently remain connected to the outside world. That said…

This villa’s guests connect far more with one another, enjoyably losing track of time, days and weeks!

More Details

Tom (owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 March, 2018

About Tom (owner)

This villa is owned by tom & debbie of wheaton, il. We grew-up in the cleveland and detroit areas, and met at michigan state university in the mid-seventies. We have been enjoying this property and south florida since the 1970's.

Tom's professional background is management consulting, primarily representing price waterhouse and ibm. Debbie was a piano teacher for many years, and is still an avid piano player -- for her own enjoyment only!

We have two grown children, allyson and stephanie, who grew-up enjoying this property and florida's weather so much they both decided to attend college in fl.

Allyson is a florida gator & stetson law school grad who currently resides and practices law in south florida. Stephanie is a graduate of eckerd college in st. petersburg, and teaches high school english in chicago.

Tom (owner) purchased this villa in 2010

Why Tom (owner) chose Hillsboro Beach

Extensive domestic and international travel for work, study and vacation has been a common theme of our family. Yet, regardless of the many spectacular places we've been, each of us still immensely enjoy vacationing at these villas -- together as family, with extended family, and individually with friends.

Some things don't change. We have been able to accurately say for more than 40 years of evolving interests and perspective, 'at the villas there's something for everyone.'

Each year our family invests significant thought, effort and resources improving and updating these villas, while also challenging ourselves to retain the enduring rich nuggets of character and heritage inherent of this truly extraordinary property.

Tom & debbie inherited this villa from tom's parents in 2010. We rent this property to help offset the costs of ownership. We sincerely hope our guests enjoy these legacy villas as much as we have, and still do.

What makes this villa unique

Upscale, fully accessorized villa in a beautifully relaxing resort setting.

Spacious property with easy access to a 300 ft private ocean beach, heated pool & pool patio area, and intracoastal waterfront.

Net-net... The volume of prime property and quality on-property amenities PER GUEST at this price-point is unmatchable!

Management office on-property provides for guests' varied needs.

Villa covered porch is a tropical room for relaxing, gathering, and dining.

Porch side-yard provides an ultra-convenient sun-bathing option, and area for porch-side grilling.

High-performance entertainment center with premium HD cable movie and sports packages, along with an in-house library of DVDs.

Dedicated parking space a few steps from villa back door.

Guestbook comments from the owner

[posted on another site by guest]

Hi everyone, I spent 9 days in this villa and I can safely say that everything was perfect. A clean house, stylish, ideally situated in a quiet and intimate place. A place where the owner is interested in daily if we're missing something, always attentive to every detail. In addition the villa is very close to the ocean and the pool. Note that here you feel at home, not missing anything from the comfort with which you are used to at home. Honestly, I always come back here with pleasure and I recommend to all who love the comfort and privacy to spend a vacation in this special villa.
Oct 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Hillsboro Beach in Broward County

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 657 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 22
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Dish washing is the responsibility of guests. Guest agrees to thoroughly clean pots, pans and bakeware.
  • REFUND of FORFEITED RENTAL DEPOSIT is refunded to the extent net re-rental income exceeds lost rental income due to late-cancellation.
  • Earlier checkin and/or later checkout often can be accommodated; check w office.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • resort ...
  • village
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 6' diameter rain-spray, adjustable shower head | Bowed shower rod provides extra side-to-side space for shower use | Hair dryer Two cloths hooks | Ample storage space provided below sink cupboard, 3-drawers and above-sink cabinet | Bath towels, hand towels and wash cloths stocked by maids, daily as needed | Bathroom soap and toilet paper stocked by maids
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Automatic blow-up mattress available
  • 32' flat screen TV | 2 alarm clocks | Ample drawer space via large dresser and two end-tables | Two chairs | 5'x7' Walk-in closet with 6 hooks and 4' hanging rod; suitcases are easily stored in closet | Mobile suitcase stand | 2 additional kitchen chairs (cushioned) are stored here for use as needed | Clothes hamper Blowup bed stored here for use as needed | Additional blankets, twin bed linens and pillows stored for use on blow-up bed or for use on couch See photographs
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Ocean or IntraCoastal, why not BOTH? -- Villa W
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 20 reviews

Villa W is beautiful, nicely decorated, landscaping beautiful, beach two minute walk.

  • 5 of 5

From the moment I walked into the Villa I knew I would feel right at home. The space was magnificent, kitchen substantially equipped, bedroom large with comfortable mattress.

I had plenty of room to share dinner with my family.

The beach is beautiful! And the proprietor Tom is accodomating, taking excellent care of his properties so guests like me will be very satisfied. I give this property 5 Stars.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for thoughtful feedback. Looking forward to having you back!
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Charming villa, great location

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding location between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intercoastal. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets are steps away. Villa is well-equipped and property amenities are great.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pleasant beach decor

  • 4 of 5

Our unit was clean and pleasantly appointed with a comfortable king bed. The living space, bathroom, kitchen & living room were adequate for a one week stay.

Although hand soap was supplied, I was disappointed that there was no Kleenex, paper towels, or dish washing liquid. Otherwise, all was just fine.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: THANKS for feedback. Happy to learn the villa's cleanliness and decorating met your expectations, AND you enjoyed comfort of our king bed -- a new mattress was purchased a few weeks ago! I'll pass on your appreciation of cleanliness to our housekeeper, and your appreciation of decorating to my wife who leads that effort. There should have been dishwasher soap provided, which our resort provides to ensure quality soap is used, which reduces maintenance & extends life of dish washer, and better cleans dishes. I'll follow-up with our property mgr to make sure dish washer soap is stocked. Re lack of liquid dish washing soap, kleenex and paper towels, our resort doesn't provide, though I'll pass along your POV for consideration by our property manager, who works with our board to establish policies re what we provide and don't. I'm guessing we don't provide your noted items primarily because our housekeepers don't have extra space on their cleaning carts, and because the carts are already very heavy for them to push about our 7.5 acre property, including across A1A. None the less, I'll pass on your input. If there's a pattern of guests requesting these item, I think our property manager will act in some way to provide all of the items you mentioned. Hope you will consider staying with us again! Best, tom (owner)
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  • 5 of 5

Once you step into Villa W you feel immediately taken to the warm sunshine, beaches and oceans of south Florida with it's charming Florida decor. It is well equipped with everything you will need from a well stocked kitchen, flat screen t.v., updated bathroom, fluffy towels and an absolutely wonderful patio. We spent the majority of our time on the beautiful patio admiring the lush landscape plantings and beautiful flowers. We also enjoyed grilling fresh fish from Pop's Fish Market on our b-b-q. The convenient location of Villa W enabled us to walk to the beachfront and the intracoastal waterway with ease where we enjoyed the sun, surf and amazing boats! The location is very close to the Deerfield Beach Pier, beachfront restaurants, shops and grocery stores. We loved our stay and look forward to coming again! Thank you for making our 25th wedding anniversary so special!!!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for thoughtful and thorough response. I'm very pleased that you enjoyed yourselves so much, and am honored you and your husband chose our villa and resort for your once-in-a-lifetime 25th wedding anniversary! BTW, Pop's Fish Market is a standard visit for me -- super fresh fish, an extraordinary variety of choices, extremely knowledge staff re what else you might like, how to prepare & grill, etc.; and of course, favorably competitive prices. I look forward to your return. Best, tom
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Excellent! Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We loved it! It was so nice and convenient to the beach! I will definitely come again! Nice pool too!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for feedback. I look forward to you and your family's return!
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Lovely Villa

  • 5 of 5

Everything you need is right in the Villa. Thanks, Tom for installing grab bars in bathroom. It made things so much safer and easier. Villa is lovely, fresh with seaside decor. Shared the porch with a dove sitting on her nest in the eave of the covered porch. Nice touch.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to put the grab bars in shower -- it was on my to-do list. Your request merely moved said task to the top. Thanks for kind words. Glad you enjoyed. BTW - I remove the dove's nest each year after birds leave, but they keep coming back. Indeed, they're one of my most loyal guests! Speaking of which... I look forward to having you back.
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Barpub
0.9 Miles
Bru's Room, Deerfield Beach
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Deer Creek Golf Club, Deerfield Beach
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
Whale's Rib, Deerfield Beach
Nearest Beach
Hillsboro Beach
Car: recommended



Located along the Atlantic Ocean on Florida’s Gold Coast between Ft. Lauderdale and Boca Raton, this villa is situated in the exclusive residential community of Hillsboro Beach (Hillsboro). Hillsboro is home to grand estates, upscale private condominiums, and a select few condominium resorts.

This villa is one of forty detached units on a 7.5 acre condominium association property, which is run as a resort. A management office and staff are provided on-site to address guests' needs, Mon-Sat 9-5pm.



Hillsboro’s landmass is a rare Florida coastal treasure, demarcated by a 3-mile narrow peninsula separating the ocean from the Intracoastal Waterway.

Best known for its magnificent estate properties that straddle both sides of its one public road -- Hillsboro Mile (A1A), known locally as “Millionaires’ Mile” -- inhabitants of Hillsboro enjoy the distinctly different features of BOTH the Atlantic Ocean and Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway.



Each villa guest has their unique set of interests. That said, experience tells us...

MOST OF OUR GUESTS ON MOST DAYS…spend most of their vacation time on the resort property; spend some time walking or biking N or S to nearby interesting and scenic destinations; and travel a few minutes by car to nearby communities for shopping, dining and entertainment.

GUESTS’ USE OF ON-PROPERTY AMENITIES include... lounging in a cabana on the association’s private beach (cabanas available Nov-Apr); walking barefoot on the beach along the ocean; lounging at and cooling in the association’s freshwater heated pool; and gathering and socializing along the Intracoastal Waterway, most often at sunset boat-watching watercrafts ranging from multi-million-dollar yachts to one-man kayaks.

Villa guests occasionally will be seen fishing from the shorelines of the ocean and Intracoastal Waterway. Snapper, snook, mackerel, pompano and tarpon are common catches.

Barbecue grill and picnic tables are provided at both the private beach and along the Intracoastal for use by villa guests.



Guests often venture north from the villa for a 10-15 minute-walk along sidewalks adjacent the ocean leading to Deerfield Beach (Deerfield). Deerfield is a classic Florida beach town with a fishing pier, well-maintained public beach, beachside gathering-park, and a variety of restaurants and specialty shops.



Venturing south from the villa offers an entirely different experience.

For an up-close ocean experience and an ocean-front view of the grand estate homes and other condominiums, guests can walk south along the ocean beach for nearly 3 miles.

For a street-view of Hillsboro’s grand estates, upscale condominiums, boathouses and docked yachts, guests walk or bike for nearly 3 miles in a defined lane along Hillsboro Mile.



Most of our villa guests will experience at least a few of South Florida’s extraordinary destinations, activities, attractions and events. COMMON PURSUITS include: deep sea fishing, boating, ski doos, golf & tennis, live-entertainment, waterside restaurants, Intracoastal Waterway day-cruises, wind surfing, reef snorkeling & scuba diving, various theme parks, South Beach, jai-alai, and professional or college sporting events. The options are virtually endless.

An assortment of pamphlets is available in the association’s on-property management office. Check-out Deerfield Beach Special Events throughout the year.



Destinations NORTH of Hillsboro include Deerfield (.8 miles) Boca Raton (3 miles), and Delray Beach (13 miles).

Destinations SOUTH of Hillsboro include Fort Lauderdale (14 miles) and Miami’s South Beach (48 miles).



A unique feature of this villa is its dedicated parking spot a few steps from its back door. While most of our guests choose to have a car available for the duration of their stay, an emerging trend we see is guests renting cars ONLY for select days during their stay, particularly long-stay guests.

Some rental car companies have nearby rental office locations which enable them to provide drop-off and pickup service for no additional charge (i.e., Enterprise Rental Car, Boca Raton).



Bike riders will be interested to know that traveling north on Hillsboro Mile to Deerfield Beach, Boca Raton, Highland Beach, Delray Beach and Boynton Beach, covers nearly 20 miles each way. This stretch of A1A is one of the most popular and scenic biking routes in Florida.

Bike rentals are available in Deerfield. Guests typically store their bikes on the villa porch. Speaking of which...



This villa has an attached, landscape-secluded covered private porch, providing yet another on-property option for guests' gathering, relaxing, and dining. A few of our guests spend more time on this porch than they do inside the villa!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

12% Sales Taxes (6% to Broward County, and 6% to State of FL) apply to all vacation rentals in Broward County. If HomeAway software does not charge and collect 12% taxes, owner will edit quotation and/or add an additional payment to do so.

During peak-demand periods, there may be restrictions on check-in/check-outs dates to mitigate un-rentable available days between guest stays.

Earlier Check-In -- Check-in is 4pm, however, our staff often can accommodate earlier check-in. It all depends on how many turn-overs our resort has the day of your check-in, and if there are available/unrented days before your check-in day. If you are interested in early check-in, please contact our property management team as far ahead as possible to give yourself the best chance of earlier check-in.

Guests typically have a priority to reserve the same days for the following year IF reserved with a 25% refundable deposit upon check-out.

If you rent BOTH villas V & W to accommodate a group gathering (both listed on HomeAway), please contact me with dates. During non-peak demand periods I offer an additional discount

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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