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Never thought I’d be a snowbird, but having spent two months (February and March) in this lovely home for the past two years...with plans to do the same in 2022...I guess I’m a snowbird! This house is roomy yet cozy and just plain comfortable in every way. The three bedrooms and bathrooms also make it very private. The location is excellent...the house is on a quiet street with lots of walkers, runners and bikers, but few cars. It’s located literally steps from the ocean and the beach and yet, within walking distance of wonderful restaurants and all the various services available on A1A. Full grocery store shopping is a very short drive away. The pool is absolutely beautiful. Jan and Tom are soooo ready to meet your every need if anything is missing or something breaks / goes wrong, as can happen from time to time with a house. They are a text message or a phone call away 24/7. This house is just terrific in every way!
Before February runs out and I'm disappointed in myself, let me share with you our 70th Birthday celebration Jan helped us execute for the 4th thru the 9th. I needed a location on or near the beach; check 1. I needed the layout for fitting our family under one roof as we were coming from three different states; check 2. I hoped for all the amenities in a convenient location plus it needed to be festive enough to match the birthday surprises; check 3 and then some! Clean, welcoming, comfortable, fully appointed, quiet, private and yet smack dab in the center of so many happening restaurants and beach fare. You will be pleased with Tropical Garden Villa, I am certain. Thank you for adding jewels to the crown Jan!
Jan,Tom and Scott are very nice and accommodating. Loved everything about the apartment, only very disappointing that it is not available for the month of March next year.
The home is beautiful. Accommodations are all as described over the phone. Jan was reachable and quickly responsive. Location was perfect and the pool clean and perfect temperature as promised. I can’t wait to take
my family back to this property for another relaxing and enjoyable vacation
Where do we start to describe our wonderful stay at this beach home? THE HOSTS: Perhaps the best place to start is with Tom an Jan, who were simply very responsive from the very beginning. They quickly responded to our email inquiries, fully answered our questions an kept us informed of anything that came up prior to and during our stay. THE HOUSE: The beach house is simply inviting, comfortable and wonderfully decorated. The decor's theme says, "You're at the beach, so put away your cell phones and relax!" Sunroom - We enjoyed sitting in what I called the sunroom, where double-sliders open to the pool area. It was there I sat each morning to watch the sun come up, while enjoying my double-cup of coffee. It was so relaxing! The Living Room - The living room was very well equipped with seating for at least 10 adults. The furniture was so comfortable that if you weren't careful while watching your favorite movie on the large-screen TV, then the TV would soon be watching you sleep! The Kitchen and Dining Room - The kitchen and dining room are perfect size! The dining room table easily sat six adults, and if needed, extra chairs could be added to accommodate eight diners. The kitchen appliances (range, refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave oven) are modern and stainless-steel. The refrigerator offers plenty of storage for your favorite foods and beverages. The deep and wide kitchen sink affords the most accomplished dishwashers the opportunity to have lots of fun hand-washing dishes...but we found the large capacity dishwasher to be more inviting...after all, we were on vacation! There was more than enough cabinet storage space, especially since the high ceilings made for having cabinets that went to the ceiling. The kitchen is stocked with an abundance of dishes, glasses, eating utensils and really, everything one would need for cooking a gourmet meal for two or for 10. The kitchen lacked nothing! The Bedrooms - The beach house has two master-suites. One is located outside of the main house, but yet still connected to the main house. It is tastefully decorated with a king bed, full bath, small refrigerator, microwave oven and a flat-screen TV...and it opens right into the pool area. It affords occupants a great view of sunrises! The master-suite in the main house is also very tastefully decorated with a king bed, full bath, walk-in closet, and a flat-screen TV. The third bedroom is spacious and contains two twin beds and a flat screen TV. The third bathroom is large and serves not only occupants of the third bedroom, but also for any guests who may visit you while you're enjoying your vacation in this home. Of special note, each bathroom was stocked with those toiletries one would need on vacation, but often forgets to pack, such as shaving cream, razors, body wash, and hair shampoo and conditioner. It shows the thoughtfulness of the hosts. None of the other vacation homes where we have stayed provided all of these toiletry items, just in case you forget to bring them with you! Let me sum of the house with this statement: This was one of the best and most comfortable vacation homes we have stayed in, and I dare say, it is in the top-three of the vacation homes we have rented. THE NEIGHBORHOOD: The neighborhood is beautiful, quiet, lush and everything one hopes for on a relaxing vacation! The neighbors are wonderful; they speak to you with a smile! It seems that everyone gets out and go waking, running, bike-riding or walking their dogs...a simply beautiful neighborhood environment! THE BEACH: The house is situated on a street that is the one nearest to the Atlantic Ocean! The rear porches of the homes across the street are beachfront; this is how close you are to the beach! You can walk to the beach in like two minutes. One of our favorite spots was the beach park located about 105 yards from (south of) the house. This park has high-backed chairs where you could sit and watch the sunrises and sunsets, unless you wanted to go further out on the beach and sit on the sand. The beach is beautiful and the views north and south are amazing! Wow!!! So, I end this review with these words: By all means, you must stay at this beach house during your vacation in Ft. Lauderdale, FL...but I warn you, if you do, you will not want to leave! Best regards, Warren & Itzel
Jan & Tom are Great! As well, so is there son, Scott. This was our third or fourth stay at this unit. We always do a Mother/Daughter trip In March/April. This unit is great as there were six of us. This unit has 3 bedrooms with 3 baths and it was really great when we were getting ready to go out or when someone wanted to retire for the evening and the rest were up later. Once doors are closed to the bedrooms - you hear nothing. Place is very clean. Kitchen is well equipped. You have everything at your fingertips for the beach (from beach towels, to chairs, umbrellas and even sand toys if needed). The outside is also a very enjoyable space with a nice gas grill, table and plenty of chairs and umbrellas. Best of all is the location. You are walking distance to everything and restaurants are not even 5 minutes away. You have both washer and dryer which come in handy. Love, Love this unit. We come back year after year!
We would like to thank Jan and Tom for allowing us to stay in this property. We really enjoyed our visit. This place is a hidden gem right,providing a private oasis, surrounded by the restaurants and the activities offered at the Lauderdale by the Sea area. Walk to everything. The main beach is a block away.
This unit was meticulously cared for going well beyond the expected supplies of a typical rental. Well stocked kitchen and bathroom . Beach chairs and umbrellas. Laundry on site n/c.
We were welcomed and shown around by their son Scott and a beautiful basket that helped to serve breakfast for the first morning before shopping. Lovely BBQ to use. Every need thought of. Highly recommend this unit. Great for a family get away. Perfect combination of quiet and activity without ever needing to get back into your car. Really enjoyed our stay and highly recommend this unit for a family vacation. 5 stars all the way!
This was our second visit to this house. When you step into it you step back into the late fifties (I know I'm dating myself). The house is clean as can be and convenient to everything in Ft. Lauderdale. You may not want to go anywhere after you go to the very private, tropical back yard with its pool. It is an easy walk to the beach if you can get away from the pool.
What's not to like? The house is squeaky clean, well stocked and in easy walking distance to the beach (it is also fun to see the cruise ships come and go). This was our second time there and we loved it both times. We especially liked the private pool.
We come home every January for a vacation with our STA classmates and over the years have stayed at many places for our visit. This home is hands-down the BEST! The home comfortably accommodated the six of us and provided ample gathering room for dinners and watching TV with friends. The kitchen was well-appointed and had we been so inclined we could have easily made more complicated meals due to this fully equipped space. Beach towels, shower products and basic food items were provided so you can start your vacation right off with a big trip to the grocery store. Proximity to the beach was perfect and the beach is stunning. Walking paths for exercise are there and proximity to restaurants were in easy walking distance. Tom and Jan were helpful and thoughtful hosts and we enjoyed our stay so much we booked again for next year!