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Secluded Cottage in Tropical Oasis

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Located 1.5 miles from the center of downtown Fort Lauderdale and the beach, while blocks from downtown Wilton Manors, this central location has easy access to all the region has to offer. Being minutes from the beach, the Galleria Mall, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Museum of Discovery and Science, Riverwalk, historic Bonnet and Stranahan houses, Las Olas Boulevard, Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, Holiday Park and near 30 other parks with various outdoor activities, this location has much to offer. With renovations finished in January 2015, the one bedroom cottage features a queen size bed, large spa-style bathroom with glass walk-in shower, full kitchen with granite countertops, range, and refrigerator and freezer with ice maker. The living area has French doors that open to a deck and private tropical garden with seating. Designed to be energy efficient and eco- friendly, the cottage has two split air conditioning systems with heating and remote control for ease of regulating two zones (bedroom/living area), LED lighting, and energy efficient appliances. Located behind my historic home and facing the opposite direction it offers complete privacy as well as well 24-hour access if you are in need of help with navigation, suggestions to enhance your trip, or anything else which may arise. Washer and dyer are available as well as cleaning for a nominal charge. Organic open-air market open Saturdays and Sundays from 8 AM to 2 PM in downtown Wilton Manors is a short walk away.

Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 March, 2017

About Karen

Originally from Iowa, I relocated to the Ft. Lauderdale area after my retirement. I have worked in the education field all my life and, most recently, was a college professor teaching graduate education classes. I am a graduate of the University of Iowa and Illinois State University. Go Hawks and Go Redbirds! My hobbies are golf, gardening, traveling and reading. Favorite past trips include visits to Egypt, Rome, and Paris. Future dream trips are visits to Switzerland, where my grandparents came from, and the Italian and French countrysides.

Karen purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Karen chose Fort Lauderdale

I chose this property for its central location, historic significance, ample off-street parking and large yard. It is located 1.8 miles from Croissan' Time, my favorite French bakery with fine foods, that offers live music from 11:30 AM to 3 PM on Saturday and Sunday.

What makes this cottage unique

Central location, privacy, on-site owner, ample parking


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Central Fort Lauderdale in Fort Lauderdale

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom includes a closet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • The bedroom includes a closet
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


4.5/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)

Secluded Cottage in Tropical Oasis
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews

Tropical Retreat

  • 5 of 5

A lovely, quiet and private place to stay while exploring Fort Lauderdale.

Beautiful interior with quality furnishings. Everything there to make my week's stay there comfortable.

Five stars!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Keith's Cottage

  • 3 of 5

A quiet and attractive accommodation in a beautiful small garden for a 2-month stay.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Cottage in Garden of Eden

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this beautiful, perfect cottage for over a week. Keith is just a super guy, helpful, friendly, and ofcourse a gardener. The garden of Eden is what surrounds this little home. Always felt totally safe. Everything is soooo clean, and ofcourse new. The bed and bedding made me feel like a princess, slept so well. Such a quiet area. I was without a car, but used the buses to the beach. Very easy to use. There is a handy 7eleven and a little ethnic grocery store a couple of blocks away. The decor of the cottage is like something from HGTV show. Everything one needs is in cottage and I know that Keith would have supplied me with anything else I might have needed. I shall without hesitation use this cottage again, and will tell everyone about it. So if you have the priviledge of using it please respect and take care of this treasure. Johanna Barr April1-april 9, 2015

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this cottage for a week. The home is even prettier than the pictures. The cottage has been totally renovated with top quality appliances, beautiful tile flooring and shower. The design was spacious with perfect decoration. It made me want to redo my own home. While not within walking distance to the beach, an easy 15 minute drive got us to a state park that had lots of parking. A short walk through a tunnel under busy A1 brought us to the beach. Our favorite part about staying in the cottage was returning home to the beautifully landscaped private garden surrounding the place. We loved grilling and having happy hour on the patio enjoying our escape from busy Fort Lauderdale. The kitchen was well equipped with new dishes, new pans and even sharp knives. The owner was quick to respond to our needs providing a bigger coffee for us and allowing us to use his washer and dryer. I would highly recommend this cottage to friends.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6.1 Miles
Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International
Nearest Motorway
1.8 Miles
Federal Highway/US 1
Nearest Beach
2.4 Miles
Fort Lauderdale
Car: recommended

Fort Lauderdale Beach, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Museum of Discovery and Science, Galleria Mall, Bonnet House, Stranahan House, Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, Holiday Park (30+ within 3 miles offering various activities),


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Central Fort Lauderdale, Greater Fort Lauderdale

Rental Basis:
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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £47
Refundable Damage Deposit £400

Only monthly bookings are accepted for December through April. Weekly bookings are accepted May through November.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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