This 5 bedroom 3 bath cottage is located close to beach & steps from Las Olas
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.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
A nice place to stay
It was a really nice place to stay our kids had a great time there. The weather did not cooperate with us as we were there however we are going to plan on rebooking this sometime in the near future. This is a perfect property for family it's close to everything it has a wonderful backyard and a grill. I think the property manager for everything that they did
What a great house and location!! Could not have asked for anything more!
Bachelor Party Trip
We went down with a group of 11 guys and had a great time. Fit everybody fine and was in a great location.
Perfect Bachelorette Weekend!
We had a group of 11 stay here for a long weekend in Fort Lauderdale for my sister’s bachelorette party. This was the PERFECT house & made the weekend a success! 15 minute drive from the airport, 5 minute walk to Las Olas blvd for bars and brunch, and an amazing back yard to enjoy the Florida weather. Short drive to the beach too, but we didn’t even get to the beach because we loved the back yard so much! There was plenty of space for all of us to sleep, (we did share beds and everyone had a bed), 3 full bathrooms, and lots of mirror space for getting ready. A lot of towels as well to use for laying out and for the pool. Grocery and liquor stores were a short drive away too.
Check in and check out were extremely easy. Directions clearly stated as well on how to make things work & where things went in the house. The locking system in the door was a huge plus and made it extremely easy for us since we had a larger group that arrived and departed at different times.
We couldn’t have had a more perfect house for the weekend!! I would highly recommend.
We had such a great trip! Johnny was very responsive and helpful leading up to the trip and during the stay. The house was very spacious and the backyard/patio was truly an oasis. We really enjoyed everything about this house and highly recommend it!
Great for a large group.
The house was plenty spacious with enough room for 10 guests to fit. The pool was an extra bonus accommodation that was enjoyed by all. The outdoor seating was great for outdoor dining. Three bathrooms and plenty of storage. The owner was very prompt in responding to the few questions we had. You’ll enjoy your stay here!
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.