Direct Ocean View 2 Bedroom Pool Patio Parking Hot

401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Overview

Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps 5
Per night $199 - $399
Type: Condo
Description of the Fort Lauderdale vacation condo rental
2 bedroom 2 bathroom Ocean Front Ocean View luxury hi-rise. I bought this unit 4 years ago because of the location and the view. I love to make all my guests happy. You will relax ocean front and have an entire home fully stocked with everything you need. If there is anything missing that you need just please give me a call and I will make sure someone brings it right over. Fort Lauderdale is the best place to visit and spend your vacation on the beach. There are many things to do for singles and the entire family. Kids will love the time here and it is a very safe area. If you want to party you will party till you drop on Las Olas Blvd in fort lauderdale. There are many restaurants and shopping outlets very close by. You dont need a car but if you do have one there is free parking for one car. If you do not have a car no problem because you can walk to everything you need in just minutes. There is also a free shuttle to take you to the casinos. I am sure you will have a wonderful time here in my condo. Please contact me via email and I will reply to you with a quote. thanks!

Lisa Layendecker

Area Info
The city is a popular tourist destination, with 10.35 million visitors in 2006. Fort Lauderdale is sometimes known as the "Venice of America"because of its expansive and intricate canal system. The city is a major yachting center, with 42,000 resident yachts and 100 marinas and boatyards in 2006. The city sits 23 miles (37 km) north of Miami. Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding area hosted over 4,000 restaurants and 120 nightclubs in 2006.

Fort Lauderdale is named after a series of forts built by the United States during the Second Seminole War. The forts took their name from Major William Lauderdale, who was the commander of the detachment of soldiers who built the first fort. However, development of the city did not begin until 50 years after the forts were abandoned at the end of the conflict. Three forts named "Fort Lauderdale" were constructed; the first was at the fork of the New River, the second at Tarpon Bend on the New River between the Colee Hammock and Rio Vista neighborhoods, and the third near the site of the Bahia Mar Marina.

The area in which the city of Fort Lauderdale would later be founded was inhabited for more than a thousand years by the Tequesta Indians. Contact with Spanish explorers in the 16th century proved disastrous for the Tequesta, as the Europeans unwittingly brought with them diseases to which the native populations possessed no resistance, such as smallpox. For the Tequesta, disease, coupled with continuing conflict with their Calusa neighbors, contributed greatly to their decline over the next two centuries. By 1763, there were only a few Tequesta left in Florida, and most of them were evacuated to Cuba when the Spanish ceded Florida to the British in 1763, under the terms of the Treaty of Paris (1763), which ended the Seven Years' War. Although control of the area changed between Spain, United Kingdom, the United States, and the Confederate States of America, it remained largely undeveloped until the 20th century.

The Fort Lauderdale area was known as the "New River Settlement" before the 20th century. In the 1830s there were approximately 70 settlers living along the New River. William Cooley, the local Justice of the Peace, was a farmer and wrecker, who traded with the Seminole Indians. On January 6, 1836, while Cooley was leading an attempt to salvage a wrecked ship, a band of Seminoles attacked his farm, killing his wife and children, and the children's tutor. The other farms in the settlement were not attacked, but all the white residents in the area abandoned the settlement, fleeing first to the Cape Florida Lighthouse on Key Biscayne, and then to Key West.
Property Rates
Begins Ends Week
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Weekly Monthly Min
Stay
Aug 01 2012 Aug 16 2014 $199 $399 - - 3 nights
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Payment Options: Visa, Money Order, Mastercard, Discover, Cashier's Check, American Express, Personal Check, PayPal
Reviews for this vacation condo rental in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Jennifer Griffin

Jennifer Griffin

NC

VERY BAD experience with The Travel Group

January 9, 2013

We booked the property mentioned in title of review...in Ft. Lauderdale, FL with an ocean view as this was close to family and friends. I booked online 2 months in advance with a group based in Miami, Florida called The Travel Group. We were to retrieve keys when we arrived , so we tried reaching someone at the group for 2 days prior to arriving to let them know we wouldn't be arriving until 10pm. No call back after multiple messages left with a live person. Two hours before our plane is to depart (2 small children coming along, packed and ready to go), I get an email from someone in the group (although they had my phone number) saying "the owner changed their mind". All they had available was a condo in a different part of Florida, with no ocean view, and honestly, a significant downgrade from what we had booked. They were willing to give it to us for the "discounted rate" of what we were already paying for the much nicer place. It was clearly an attempt on The Travel Group's behalf to make money from our loss. I confirmed this when speaking with the owner of the alternate place that the group was trying to rent to us. The Travel Group was attempting to make $750 from the transaction, as the owner told me she had accepted a rate that was $750 less than what the group was asking me to pay. I was furious, and when I called the group out on their attempt to capitalize on the situation, The Travel Group completely denied what was obvious. They were never apologetic, and tried to convince us that had we bought " travel insurance", we would have received a refun for plane tickets as well. For one, there was no travel insurance option, and two, insurance is for when I cancel, not them! Did they think we were completely obtuse? Turns out we went to Florida and stayed elsewhere, and The Travel Group, after an unapologetic email, agreed to refund our deposit in full, which was a hefty amount. We tried to pick up the deposit in person, but " they don't do transactions in person". So we had no choice but to wait, and hope we hadn't lost the $1000 + that we had given them in good faith. It is 3 weeks later, and we still don't have our full deposit refunded. They don't answer their phone, and are the most unprofessional , dishonest group I have ever dealt with. A warning to anyone booking online, DO NOT BOOK through the agency called The Travel Group.

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