First of all, this house is in a terrific location. Beautiful quiet neighborhood with gorgeous houses. Steps to an uncrowded beach. Easy bike ride south to the more busy beach areas. Walk to a few great restaurants (yay Shooters!). Easy car ride to everywhere else.
Second, the house is pretty adorable. This is an older bungalow that has been recently been expanded and rehabbed. Although it is not the height of luxury, it is well done with nicer finishes than you would usually find in a rental. With four bedrooms and three full baths, there was ample space for our family and an assortment of friends who came in and out for overnight visits. The highlight of the house is the backyard - it is very very nicely done. Nice pool, gorgeous landscaping and ample areas to lounge. You can easily spend all day in the backyard, and with the thoughtful landscaping there is always a spot for sun or shade. For kids and adults, the backyard is a winner. One day we hosted a pool party for a family who live in beautiful home not far away - they could not say enough about the area, the house and especially the backyard.
This is my third time renting a house in Fort Lauderdale for spring break, and this house was far and away best of the bunch.
This was a multi generational family trip and the owners were wonderful in answering all of my questions to make sure that it would work for my 87 year old parents, etc. We had as many as 10 people staying a couple of days and others visiting us, and just three people at other times. It was so well stocked and supplied like your own home, with the rooms placed so that we all felt we retained some privacy, had our own tvs, 3 nice baths, multiple private sitting areas, and the pool was spectacular. We ate outside many times but also could all be inside at the large family table. I have rented many homes for my family, and hotels, etc, but have never had a place that felt so much like my own home. The proximity to the beach and beach supplies are perfect for all ages, with a parking lot where we could even drive my mom right to the sand and then walk back down. The local police were quite visible and the neighborhood just incredibly residential, friendly and safe. Several places within walking distance for supplies, drinks, bakery items, etc. I promised a great review, and this rental definitely deserves it, but I hate telling others about this place, because I want to go back every opportunity that I can!!