Any 7 days between 12/11-12/20 $500 total!!

Dining and Entertainment Room
Dining and Entertainment RoomView from the dockKitchenFamily RoomBack Garden from JacuzziBedroom 1Bedroom 2PatioDock and Sun DeckCircle drive enclosed by 10' fichus hedgeJacuzziPush Button Entry Lock
1 Review

From $95 / night

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
Any 7 days between 12/11-12/20 $500 total!!
2 bedrooms
6 guests
No min stay

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 6
Type: Home
Per night: $150 - $290
Per week: $750 - $1,450
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Fort Lauderdale vacation home rental
Waterfront Private Tropical Paradise. All the excitement and entertainment of South Florida is just outside the door but inside Casa Calma is your own private tropical retreat.
It would be hard to be more centrally located in Fort Lauderdale; Ocean drive, when it curves away from the beach and becomes 17th Street Causeway ends 3 miles from the beach just 3 houses down from us, State Road 84, I 95, and I595 are all within a mile and you can be on the Florida Turnpike or at the FLL airport in 7 minutes. Las Olas, the Riverwalk, the Performing Arts Theater, shopping, cinemas and downtown Fort Lauderdale are just over a mile away, a few minutes by boat.

This waterfront property is located in the quiet community of finger islands known as Citrus Isles where there are huge canopy trees and our property has 11 coconut trees as well as a half dozen other types of palm. The front of the property has a brick circle driveway with lush landscaping all enclosed by a 10 foot fichus hedge. The private back garden has a brick patio and the Jacuzzi is just a few steps from the french doors leading to one of the bedrooms. The dock, equipped with Adirondack chairs extends 6 feet over the canal and has a lovely view of the sunset over the water. Inside, the floors are bamboo hardwood with newly carpeted bedrooms. The kitchen, with stainless steel Frigidaire Gallery Series appliances and granite countertops opens to a casual bar/dining area.

Why pay $200 or $300 a night for each room in an upscale hotel, when this gorgeous accommodation sleeps six in luxury' Book early and guarantee yourself the most desirable dates!


Jim Hutslar

Area Information
In South Florida there is no end to entertainment options. Casa Calma is within 3 miles of: Performing Arts Theater, literally hundreds of restaurants one for every taste, movie theaters, beaches, boat and jet ski rentals, parasailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, golf, the Galleria mall, Himmarshee Village, Las Olas, more shopping and lots more...
There is easy access, from Casa Calma, to all the major thoroughfares making South Beach or the Everglades within 20 minutes drive and you can even be on Florida's west coast or in the Florida Keys in just over an hour.
We keep an up-to-date library of attraction brochures, menus and delivery services.

About the owner

Owner Profile



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Nov 27 2016 Dec 17 2016 $150 $150 $750 - -
Dec 18 2016 Dec 31 2016 $250 $250 $1,250 - -
Jan 01 2017 Mar 12 2017 $190 $190 $950 $2,850 -
Mar 13 2017 May 01 2017 $290 $290 $1,450 - -
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 11%
Deposits: Reservation Deposit: 25% at time of reservation, up to 45 days prior to visit (90 days prior for high season). Balance due 45/90 days prior to visit. Refundable Security Deposit: $20 per night of stay up to $250. Pet Deposit: $150, $100 Refundable.
Payment Options: American Express, Cashier's Check, Discover, Mastercard, Money Order, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: Cleaning/Set-up Fee: $95. Single night rate $300 year around.

Reviews (1)

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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1 review
David Wiggins

Very Nice, Lovely!

David Wiggins

Tampa, FL USA

Very Nice, Lovely!

November 5, 2010

Lynda and Joanne were ever so helpful and accomodating, and the place was very clean and nice! We would certainly recommend it, and will hopefully return next year when we come back to exhibit at the boat show. Ladies, thank you so much!

Owner Supplied Testimonials

Dear Jim,
Thank you for everything! We enjoyed our stay. It was very nice to spend our vacation in your beautiful home by the canal and enjoy the tropical surroundings and be so close to everything in Ft. Lauderdale. Thank you for your hospitality, we hope to come back!

Best wishes,


Thank you for another wonderful weekend. Everything was great, as always!
Bobbie, Bill, Indigo and Kelley

Dear Jim, Thank you very much for all and we hope to see you soon! Regards from Natalia, Nicolas, Susana y Jorge. Buenos Aires

A most enjoyable stay. "Far from the maddening crowd". We hope to return shortly. Kim, June, Colette and Warren Portsmouth England

To future guests: Look after the fish in the canal, they love ham in the morning. They are huge and beautiful.
We have had a great time here and hope everyone else enjoys their time here as we have. Have a great one! The Brazier Family

Thanks for sharing your Casa Calma with us. It was nice and peaceful in the Adirondack chairs on the dock. The weather wasn't perfect but the house was a great place to hold up.
We think a manatee wandered up the canal. Whatever it was, it was BIG! The fish were flying out of the water.
Thanks again, Holly and Cary

Cheers Jim!
Casa Calma has been the ideal venue to relax and entertain. It is truely a home away from home. Jil and I have enjoyed it immensly.
Damien and Jil

The Paradise is here...
We appriciate your beautiful home.
Merci beaucoup Carole, Chantal, Jacques et Andre'

Our entire family enjoyed staying at Casa Calma. The house was in beautiful condition and extremely clean. Jim went out of his way to be helpful, even providing an extra mattress to accomodate our large family. We would stay there again if we are ever in the Ft Lauderdale area.
Rina, New York

Casa Calma is a beautiful home! I would recommend this place to anyone. The house was clean and Jim really made each and everyone one of us feel welcome. I will definitely be calling on Jim again some day.
Jennifer, Storrs, CT

My family and I had a wonderful time here.
It was a peaceful and relaxing environment
and was just what the doctor ordered in a crazy
week that incuded my daughter's wedding. I can't
think of anything that was missing, or would have
made our stay more pleasant.
Thanks so much Jim, hope to see you again,
Susan and family.
Susan Gold

Casa Calma is ideal! Better than expected!! Top notch! Nothing lacking...plenty spacious...and a great location! We look forward to our next visit.
Bobbie, Atlanta, GA

Our family rented Casa Calma during Christmas week and it was an extremely confortable and convenient location that made for a "perfect" holiday vacation/celebration. We have traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and this will be our destination when in South Florida - our home away from home! There was every amenity available throughout the house from the kitchen to the bedrooms. The house was very clean, the grounds were beautiful and our neighbor (Jim) was very accommodating - the scenery was absolutely gorgeous and tranquil. I would highly recommend this rental property when in the Ft. Lauderdale area!!
Kevin & Marj Schmidt, Snohomish, WA

This house is beautiful... I would highly recommend this home to anyone who would like to relax on the waterway,and enjoy the tropical surroundings in this immacutately kept property. Jim is very gracious and friendly to all visitors. Thank you for being so welcoming. Your hospitality was greatly appreciated.
Jan Crish, Warren, OH 44481

Casa Calma definitely lives up to its name. The house is very clean, comfortable, and RELAXING. Everything we needed for a perfect getaway. We especially enjoyed the patio and dock. Convenient to everything in Ft. Lauderdale. Jim was very helpful. We didn't want to leave!
Steve & Judy, Olney, MD

Dear Jim, December 23, 2006
We wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed Casa Calma. It really is an would be easy to settle in here for a very long time!!!
We hope your holidays bring you joy and peace in the new year!
Carol, Doug, Jessica and Kasey

Thank you so much for everything!! Your place is fantastic and we look forward to our next visit. We thought it was lucky to find a place so perfect AND in a great location for us!!...
I meant to send you a note first thing this morning... just haven't gotten caught up. Again, thanks for everything. You have a great place.

Hey Jim,
This was more than a vacation and you are more than a host.
What can we say, it was incredible!!!
Come visit us in Boston.
Mark and Kay
PS: Leticia, my hair never looked better. Thanks.

Dear Jim,
You are the greatest host!
We had more fun on the boat ride you took us on than the cruise we paid a fortune for.
Keep in touch.
As you always say CHEERS!
Alain and Elaine

Dear Jim,
Thanks for an awesome time!! You are the best!
AND you make the best cocktails too!
We can't wait to come back.
Hugs and kisses,
M & B

Jim: We had a great time down here. THANKS! We'll refer this place to our friends and come back ourselves.
Hope we didn't make too much of a mess.

Hi Jim,
We had a wonderful time in FL and really enjoyed your place - very comfortable and relaxing.

Thank you for your wonderful home, we had a ball.
All the best,
Susan and family

Dear Jim,
We love our little house! So much so that we are rearranging our plans to spend more time here during the month.
The dock is lovely, the beds very comfortable and the living area spacious and really well appointed and equipped.
We really love it and are glad we found it. Thank you for letting us stay.

We had a great time and really enjoyed your home. We are sorry we never had a chance to have that drink. We were so busy, because this was work and not a vacation.
I do hope that we can be your guests again in 2007.
Thank you for letting us share your home.

Dear Jim, June 14/2006
We cannnot thank you enough, we had a GREAT time. I am telling all my good friends about your beautiful home.
Please hold next March for us!

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