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3 minute walk to beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

There is a pass though directly in front of this property to A1A & the beach

Located 3 door down to Birch State Park, perfect for a picnic on the Intracoastal Waterway and watch the boats and yachts go by. Bird and wildlife watchers delight in the native South Florida animals. Min age 25

Walk behind the house 2 blocks to the intracoastal. Catch a water taxi to anywhere on the water front. Almost everything you need for basic cooking utensils is on premises. One of the best deals by the beach

Paul Straub
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 December, 2017

About Paul Straub

Lived there until 2014 when I needed to move to a retirement home because of health concerns. I was introduced to HomeAway by my Realtor that now manages the property for me. It's season in Florida! Book now before your travel dates are gone.

Paul Straub purchased this house in 1996

Why Paul Straub chose Downtown

I love the beach, who doesn't! Location is everything. Long walks and the view of the ocean.

The beach is such a pretty blue here in Fort Lauderdale.

What makes this house unique

State park down the block.

Can be at the ocean in 3 minutes

great restaurants in the area, every cuisine


Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
In Pelican Resort across the street
Nearest Ferry
0.1 Miles
Water Taxi
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Metro & Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
a number of 1st class within one mile
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Fort Lauderdale Beach/Atlantic Ocean
Car: not necessary

The property is located about a block from the beach, between Oakland Park Bl and Sunrise BL. Walking to dining and shopping is possible, about a mile away minimum but the walk is very scenic. The airport is about 15 minutes by taxi or Uber. It's a toss up if renting a car is needed and depends on what activities you have in mind. There is a beautiful mall and restaurants of just about any flavor within 5-10 minutes by car so Uber rides can be around $10 if you don't like driving unknown areas.There is a driveway and off street parking. There is no charge to park and you can order a rental car from Enterprise and they will pick you up if you want a car for a couple of days.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • master bedroom king size bed 2nd bedroom twin beds
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


3.7/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

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3 minute walk to beach
average rating of 3.6666667 based on 3 reviews

Comfortable, cozy, convenient get-away

  • 5 of 5

The property description was honest and accurate; it is one street back from the beach (ocean sight lines obstructed by high rises). The property is half of a duplex, which presented no problem; actually my neighbors were delightful. It was clean, adequately stocked. Internet, WIFI, and Digital TV worked beautifully (the description said no WIFI, but that was not the case). Property manager was available via phone and text and happy to respond to any questions or requests. Rooms were actually more spacious than I anticipated. This is not a luxury rental; I describe the furnishings as "granny beach," but this is reflected in the low price for the area.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

My experience here was amazing. The property manager and owner made me feel at home and were very attentive to any needs I had. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants to get away and be taken care of. It's a beautiful property right next to the beach which makes it perfect to enjoy the Florida weather.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bad Experience

  • 1 of 5

First it should be evident from the pictures and the price that this is not a very nice place, but it is in a good location and we thought it would be worth the price. The real problem is that 4 weeks after my trip I still don't have my deposit back. VRBO has been worthless and incompetent in resolving this problem. I contacted the owner and several weeks after I had left she still had not been paid by VRBO, due to some problem with her account. I explained that I had paid in full months ago when I made the reservation and didn't think I should have to wait for my deposit. She agreed to mail me a check for my deposit. It has been more that a week since then and still no check and no help from VRBO. Think twice before using this service to rent your vacation home. They don't care after they get your money. I will probably need a lawyer to get my deposit back.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The owners checkbook was stolen and it took weeks to establish new funding. Sorry about the delay getting the refund back but I tried 3 times to get the qualifications met. All matters have been resolved and the refund has been issued. Improvements to the units have been made based on feedback.
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £74.45
Additional Guest Fee £37.23 per person per night
Damage Deposit £744.5

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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