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

People3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 657 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Vision

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

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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 are able to conveniently enjoy the distinct features of both the ocean and intracoastal waterfronts. SEE VIDEO OF RESORT PROPERTY AT END OF AMENITIES SECTION.

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.

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Basics

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.

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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. 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!

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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.

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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

Owner
Tom (owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 November, 2017

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,. She 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 sincerely hope you 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 cable HD 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

Ellen said...



My 3rd year and still loving RFV



Once again, I can't say enough about RFV, Janice and her staff. All were great! I love the location, beach on one side, intercoastal on the other (see some unbelievable boats) and able to walk to town! Great to see some familiar faces too (even had a book swap) from previous years! All very friendly. And to the owners, thanks for having a book on your shelf that was on my list to red! Looking forward to year #4!

Thanks again for all
Feb 2017
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Location

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
Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
I-95
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Whales's Rib, Deerfield Beach
Nearest Beach
Hillsboro Beach
Car: recommended

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LOCATION BASICS

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.

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LOCATION “ESOTERICS”

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.

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SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

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.

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WALKING NORTH TO TOWN

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.

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TREKKING SOUTH

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.

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SOUTH FLORIDA’S WORLD-CLASS AMENITIES

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.

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POPULAR DESTINATION CITIES

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).

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ABOUT A CAR

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).

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BIKING ENTHUSIASTS

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...

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THE VILLA PORCH

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!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Hillsboro Beach in Broward County

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • 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
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Housekeepers do NOT wash dishes. Dish washing is the responsibility of the guests, especially prior to check-out.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • resort ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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
  • whale watching
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
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Ocean or IntraCoastal, why not BOTH? -- Villa V
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
5

A hidden jewel!

  • 5 of 5

How do I begin?! This was truly the best place my husband and I have stayed at in Florida anywhere. From the villa being updated (best we could tell) to the location in Deerfield Beach

it is truly a hidden jewel. We loved the salt water pool, our private beach, and sunsets on the

intercoastal. The layout is very special with all of the units.

Not to mention the wonderful towels!

We put our name on the list for next year and hope to become one of the many that come back year after year.

Thanks so much!

Donna and Larry Seckel

  • Review Submitted: 14-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your appreciative feedback. Debbie & I -- AND our long-time RFV staff -- work very hard to provide a special experience. Yes, we take credit for the weather too! Janice, our resident Mgr, will especially value our appreciation of the quality towels she provides. Not all owners thought such "higher-end" towels were necessary, but per usual, "Janice prevails", and is usually "right". A minor clarification for would-be-guests... Our pool is fresh-water, not salt water. I'm guessing perhaps you may have had a salted-Margarita before entering the pool. No matter. As w/ most of life's instances, attitude nearly always trumps the details of superficial technical accuracy. Pls comeback soon.
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5

Super cute and great location

  • 5 of 5

We flew in from DFW to do a shore dive and also a boat dive to hunt for Lobster. The location was excellent to restaurants, dive shops and groceries.

The kitchen is well stocked with dishes and pots and pans. I can't remember lacking for anything.

We loved it and plan to return again!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback. Always interesting to know why people come to S Florida, and what they particularly valued during their vacation trip.. Looking forward to having you back!
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Boca Raton, FL
5

Great location, very relaxing and secluded

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time. Loved the daily housekeeping which really helped with making it a true vacation!!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed. THANKS for the feedback. I'll pass-on to our resort staff.
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Winston Salem, NC
5

Excellent Property

  • 5 of 5

This villa has everything that we needed and was very clean. It is in a great location with a wonderful beach and well kept property with friendly staff.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: THANKS for feedback.
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Pittsburgh
5

A Hidden Jem !

  • 5 of 5

OK we are getting ready to book for the third year in a row. I should have written a review sooner but hated to share this hidden treasure. The villa is perfect, not one bad comment can be said in the 2 years we have been there. The villa is secluded and extremely comfortable and cozy. Easy walk to the pool and beach. The staff is wonderful, never any issues and they have always gone out of their way to assist us with any needs we may have had. Great restaurants 1 mile away!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Barb - Thanks for feedback. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Some updates since your last stay include: gardens off porch refreshed; new rug in main seating area (not yet pictured); and new original florida art on porch above door (not yet pictured).
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LaCcygne , Kansas
5

beautiful

  • 5 of 5

The villas location on the ocean was awesome, morning and evening walks on the beach were out the front door and cross the street. We loved it. we'll be coming back. Thanks for making it better then home.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed. Thanks for kind words. Wish you could have stayed a bit longer -- next visit make sure to catch a few sunsets at the intra coastal gathering area. Look forward to having you back!
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Hillsboro Beach, Florida South Atlantic Coast

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Last-Min due to cancellation
17 Nov 2017 - 2 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£474
for 4 nights
From
£118
£641
 
 
Holiday - 2017
20 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£749
for 4 nights
From
£187
£1,146
 
 
Post Holiday - 2018
2 Jan 2018 - 24 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£652
for 4 nights
From
£163
£1,023
 
 
Winter - 2018
25 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 5 nights
From
£210
£1,282
 
 
Early Spring
1 Apr 2018 - 28 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
£655
for 4 nights
From
£164
£1,029
£4,056
 

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 11.0%

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. Cancellation insurance can be purchased via on-site property management office staff.

During peak-demand periods, there may be restrictions on check-in/check-outs dates to mitigate "unrentable" 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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