Penthouse Luxury Condo Downtown on the New River

The Esplanade Condo at "Sailboat Bend"
The Esplanade Condo at "Sailboat Bend"What a view! We're on the top facing the river.Cocktails with Ralph & Judy on the balcony 150' upThe Esplanade from across the New RiverYou know you have arrived at someplace special.The living room with its 50" HDTV.The living room with its 2 sofas and reclinerRelaxing in the Living RoomThe den's desk, printer, 42" TV and sofa bed.As the signs says: "Another Day In Paradise"Another view of the Master BedroomThe kitchen with glass cook top, microwave oven.The Dining room seats 4 and expands to 6.Having a light snack at the counterThe master bath with its spa tub and shower.The master bath's 2 sink counterRelax by candle light in the spa tubEnjoy a game of tennis on our 2 courts.Our complete gym.Our beautiful pool deck, the spa is on the left.A great way to relaxThe City view at night from our balcony.Time for happy hour and watch the boat trafficThe Jungle Queen as it passes our balcony.Looking towards Downtown from our balcony.Looking down at the river and the Broward Center.

From $160 / night

401 SW 4th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
Penthouse Luxury Condo Downtown on the New River
2 bedrooms
4 guests
Varies min stay

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
Type: Condo
Per night: $200 - $300
Per week: $1,400 - $2,100
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Fort Lauderdale vacation condo rental
We offer you a vacation getaway in the sky - a 2 bedroom, 2 bath luxury condo at the very top of the Esplanade, right on the New River, in exciting Downtown Ft. Lauderdale.

DOWNTOWN ON THE NEW RIVER - means you are there. Not having to get into your car to "get there", not "only a mile (or two, or three) to THERE", but actually being THERE. We have 35 restaurants, night clubs, play houses, historic center, and art museums all within a quarter mile from us - that's 2 blocks. They are all just an easy short walk away. Or you can take one of our bikes for a pleasant 5 or 10 minute ride to any of them. Walk to the Water Taxi stop just down the street and go anywhere on the New River and Intercoastal Waterway. Eat at one of the nearby restaurants on the river (the Pirates Republic Saloon & Restaurant is a block away). Suggestion: Plan your vacation to take in one of the first-run Broadway productions offered at the Broward Performing Arts Center (our 52 million dollar crown jewel playhouse), then one night you can walk across to the "theater" and feel like you are on Broadway.

LUXURY CONDO - is like staying in a fancy resort but without the resort prices and small rooms. It is NOT some rental house buried in a residential neighborhood miles from where you want to be. Luxury Condo means a swimming pool, a jetted spa pool, a dry heat sauna room, tennis courts, a full gym, 2 reserved parking spaces, a Business Center and 24 hour desk service with a full time residential manager. A place where someone says "Hello" when you arrive and that can help with problems and questions.

"A VIEW TO DIE FOR" - means we are on the penthouse floor, 16 stories up looking down on the river and the boat traffic. Across the river is the Performing Arts Center mentioned above, Esplanade Park, the City's Historic District, the Entertainment District and the start of the premier shopping district - Las Olas Blvd. "A view to die for" means the whole City is laid out before you, and at night it lights up as far as you can see.

FULLY EQUIPPED - means a 50" HDTV, cable service with 273 channels (14 HBO and Starz premium movie channels and 95 HD channels). A Sony Entertainment Center with 7000 songs, Blu-ray DVD player, 20 Mbps Internet service with Wi-Fi, free phone service to anywhere in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico. Bicycles, a kayak for the river, tennis rackets for the 2 courts, a blanket, chairs and cooler for the beach, full kitchen supplies and the list goes on (see details below).

SEE OUR WEB LINK AND WEB CAM - for more pictures, for a live river view from the nifty camera on our balcony, for a 2D and 3D floor plan, for more about our "stuff", for more about your hosts Ralph and Judy, for more about the special events like the Winterfest Boat Parade that starts on the river below us and the New Year's Eve party that takes place in the park across the river from us. And for more about the dock spaces available for your boat or yacht. The links are shown below - at the very bottom of this ad, just before "Contact Owner" and after all the testimonials. There is one for our WEB page and one for the WEB cam.

IN SUMMARY - we are a Luxury Condo, Downtown on the New River, with a "View to Die For". We are a "one unit guest house". We meet every guest, we show them around, we get them settled in and we get to know them. We have over 30 very nice reviews and testimonials from guests we call our friends.

Ralph & Judy Enderby

Area Information
If you are not familiar with the Downtown area of Fort Lauderdale, it is the fastest growing, most vibrant part of the City. A number of years ago the City Commission decided to re-develop the downtown area as an arts, entertainment and residential living area. A number of studies were done and a master plan developed. The first phase was the building of the "Riverwalk Park" along the north bank of the New River (the main river that runs through the downtown area and has some of the most expensive homes in the City).

Riverwalk Park allows you to walk the river (or ride one of our bikes) and enjoy the activities. The west end of the Park (where we are) starts at the cultural center of Broward County with the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, and going east passes the Museum of Discovery and IMAX Theater, the Old Ft. Lauderdale Village & Museum and the Museum of Art (one of the few museums in the country to show the King Tut Exhibition).

Continuing along the Riverwalk are a number of parks (Huizenga Plaza with its fountain that dances to music is most impressive), the Las Olas Riverfront mall with its many shops and movie theaters, the entertainment area along 2nd street, and a number of magnificent new condos. The Riverwalk ends at famous Las Olas Blvd. and its many unusual shops and restaurants (the Rodeo Drive of Ft. Lauderdale).

In Summary: you could stay at one of the condos on the ocean with its retirement atmosphere - where you will have to get in your car to go anyplace, or you can stay Downtown "where the action is". If you haven't tried staying Downtown I think you have a treat awaiting you.

About the owner

Owner Profile



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Weekly Monthly Min
Jan 03 2016 Apr 15 2017 $250 $250 - $6,000 1 Month
Apr 16 2017 Nov 30 2017 $200 $200 $1,400 $4,800 1 Week
Dec 01 2017 Dec 07 2017 $250 $250 $1,750 - 1 Week
Dec 08 2017 Jan 02 2018 $300 $300 $2,100 - 1 Week
Lodging tax: 5%
Deposits: $300 security deposit.
Payment Options: Discover, Mastercard, PayPal, Visa
Other Fees: "LAST MINUTE SPECIAL" Save 25% on bookings for dates less than 30 days out. There is a $150 cleaning fee Note: The Ft. Lauderdale Boat Parade is December 8th, 2012 - a great event to see from our balcony.
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