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Bedrooms 5
Space 2,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

This 5 bedroom 3 bath cottage is located close to beach & steps from Las Olas

This single story 5 bedroom home was built in 1938 and is the most notable home in the historical Colee Hammock area of Ft. Lauderdale. The 2 Common areas provide plenty of space for any group. There is adequate sleeping space. Queen beds in 3 bedrooms plus two trundle beds in the fourth bedroom ensures that everyone in your group sleeps comfortably. Barbeque on the deck and eat under the covered porch. Walk out your bedroom door to the sun deck and Private Heated Pool.

Johnny Oates
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2018

About Johnny Oates

Remembering the cold winters and dreery fall while growing up in St. Louis, Missouri helps Bill appreciate the wonderful, warm climate and the beautiful tropical gardens that surround this property. After graduating from West Point, Bill proudly served his country for 21 years in the U. S. Army. Bill was an infantry officer in Ranger, Airborne, and Air Assault units. One of the highlights of his career was obtaining his masters degree from the University of Georgia in 1981 (that was when the Bulldogs won the National Football Championship) and following up with a 4 year tour teaching cadets at West Point. After retiring at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel from the Army; Bill and and his wife, Carolyn, started a small business in Georgia and eventually moved it to South Florida. Bill's wife, Carolyn, graduated from the University of Georgia and became a teacher. Carolyn is a teacher, author of 2 books, mother of 5 grown children and grandmother for 7 precious grand daughters. Grandson #1 is due on April 6, 2015. Grand child #9 arrives in September 2015. Carolyn loves decorating as you will see the second you walk into our home. She also loves opening up our home for others to enjoy as much as we enjoy it.

Johnny Oates purchased this house in 2015

Why Johnny Oates chose Colee Hammock

Location, Location, Location is everything!!! Although you are hidden in the dense tropical gardens of the historical Colee Hammock area, if you walk out the back gate of the property, you are on Las Olas Blvd. only 2 blocks from the exciting eateries, clubs, and shoppes that make this area famous. As exciting as the location is, you will have trouble pulling yourself away from the sun deck, swimming pool and privacy of your own backyard. When every guest walks in the front door, I want them to feel the warmth, and comfort of being in a home from yester-year. The white picket fence, the huge shade trees and tropical gardens, the smell of burning logs in the fireplace, and the creaking of the front porch swing, all add to the house's charm and feeling of southern hospitality. The cozy feeling that our home gives us is what we want to share with every guest. Come. Relax. Enjoy. And leave refreshed and wanting to come 'home' again on your next trip to south Florida.

What makes this house unique

Besides being located only about 1 mile west of the sands on Ft Lauderdale Beach, we are also only 2 blocks from entertainment center of the city - Las Olas Blvd.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Colee Hammock, Florida

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , This bathroom is located in the bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , This bathroom is outside bedroom 3.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , This bathroom is next to bedroom 5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , This bedroom has a double bed, a fold out couch plus a TV
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Wake up and walk out the glass doors to the deck and pool
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Walk out the glass doors to enjoy the pool and deck
    Bedroom 5 - 3 twin/ single , Full bathroom in your room and two trundle beds (sleeps 3)
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Beds: queen (1) Notes: Enjoy seclusion of being separated
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Great Memories made in this Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

My family(parents, sister and family, brother and his family and my kids) spent 3 nights at this property. Bill always answered my phone calls, even 10:30pm when I had question about the A/C. The kids enjoyed the outdoor patio and the pool. Our teenagers enjoyed the nearby shops, restaurants, and the beach. The adults appreciated the beautiful decor of the house, the kitchen, the grill, comfortable chairs, couch and the beds are comfy. It was nice that we didn't have to pack a lot, the place has towels for all, shampoo, conditioner and body wash. There's a nearby store to buy sunblock and other stuff. My husband and I walked 5 mins to the closest bakery and cafe for breakfast. Our favorite spot is Seaport Restaurant that Bill recommended. Now we know better, next time we come back, no need to drive to Miami and Florida Keys. We'll stay at Fort Lauderdale, Classiest beach, clean and lively place. And will definitely come back to this property.

  • Submitted: 17-Aug-2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. I am glad you mentioned that the house is so close to Las Olas restaurants and shoppes that you can walk a short 5 minutes to enjoy a great meal or/and shop and then return without taking up the entire morning or afternoon or having to be concerned about parking. That's a very good benefit of staying at my house.
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The best house ever!

  • 5 of 5

This home is perfect! A group of 11 of us stayed here last weekend and had the absolute best time! The house is much larger than the photos lead on. Double hot water heaters, plenty of towels. The house itself is gorgeously set in a wonderful neighborhood that is close to everything. Johnny and his dad are wonderful people and we will definitely recommend this vacation home to others in the future. Thanks for the lovely place to stay!

  • Submitted: 5-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location / Home Needs Attention

  • 3 of 5

The location was very good and is close to main strip with many things to do. We enjoyed the close proximity for dining and entertainment. However, the house itself needs major attention both inside and out. It has/had potential, but has largely been let go (or recent renters have really banged it up). Be aware the pictures are very dated (e.g. the main picture shows a Jacuzzi which hasn't been there for years). The back yard, deck and all the outdoor furniture is in very rough shape. You should plan to wear sandals at all times given the condition of the deck (nail pops and dirty). We expressed our concerns to the owner and caretaker who, to their credit, did try to be responsive, but there was honestly too much work to complete with a quick trip to the house. You will definitely know you're in someones house given all the personal pictures everywhere and most all the closets are locked and noted as owner storage (we just lived out of our suitcases while there). Overall we did enjoy our stay, but we learned a lot more about what questions to ask prior to renting a property. If you're looking for a place to crash for a large party of people this may fit the void, but if your a family or couple of families looking to leverage both location and the outdoor features of the house I would not recommend this property for the cost.

  • Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Loved it. Perfect spot, close to Las olas, and the beach, a 7-11 around the corner. Clean, great owners! Can’t go wrong.

  • Submitted: 9-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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This house is perfection!

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of nine girls stay here for my best friend's bachelorette weekend and we could not have chosen a more perfect house! The house is in the perfect location for walking to Las Olas Blvd. And the backyard is a tropical oasis! Not only is the layout of the house perfect for large groups to stay in, the decor is beautiful. Johnny was so friendly and helpful with any questions we had. I can't wait to book another vacation here!

  • Submitted: 5-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wedding Weekend in Fort Lauderdale

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 7, 4 adults and 3 in their 20's, in Fort Lauderdale to attend a wedding at Bonnet House. The house was fantastic and easily accommodated all of us. It was a very busy weekend for us but we did manage to spend a quiet afternoon in the beautiful garden, very relaxing! A great location too, walking to distance to great restaurants, bars and shopping on Las Olas. Johnny was great throughout the whole booking process, providing us with information and recommendations. Lance and Bill were really helpful on arrival, we really appreciated the personal touch!

I would highly recommend this eclectic property and hope that I can return to Fort Lauderdale and this house again in the future.

  • Submitted: 26-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Ft Lauderdale - Hollywood International Airport
Nearest Beach
1.2 Miles
Ft Lauderdale Beach

This property is snuggled amongst the huge Oak trees in the luxurious Colee Hammock area of 'old Ft. Lauderdale.' Just 1 block north of world famous Las Olas Blvd. and approximately 1 mile from the center of Ft Lauderdale Beach, this is the perfect location. Whether you are seeking a quiet vacation at the beach, night life at some of the best clubs in south Florida, cultural events such as concerts and plays, golfing and tennis, or just a secluded location for your family gathering, THIS IS THE PLACE.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Colee Hammock, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
1st August Rate
Aug 2 2018 - Aug 5 2018
4 night minimum stay
2nd August Rate
Aug 16 2018 - Aug 19 2018
4 night minimum stay
September Rate
Sep 4 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
October Rate
Oct 1 2018 - Oct 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
2018 Boat Show
Oct 30 2018 - Nov 4 2018
5 night minimum stay
Nov Rate
Nov 5 2018 - Nov 19 2018
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Special
Nov 20 2018 - Nov 25 2018
5 night minimum stay
Dec Rate
Nov 26 2018 - Dec 19 2018
3 night minimum stay
Christmas and New Years Rate 2
Dec 20 2018 - Jan 2 2019
7 night minimum stay
2019 Jan Rate
Jan 3 2019 - Jan 31 2019
4 night minimum stay
2019 Feb Rate
Feb 1 2019 - Feb 28 2019
4 night minimum stay
2019 March
Mar 1 2019 - Mar 31 2019
4 night minimum stay
2019 April
Apr 1 2019 - Apr 30 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$262.9
Property Damage Insurance C$77.56

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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