Villa Lara - 5 bedroom 5 bath luxury house with Heated Pool

Villa Lara - 5 bedroom 5 bath luxury house with Heated Pool


Property Details

Updated: Oct 24, 2014
House, 5 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, 12 Sleeps

This is the perfect vacation house. Over 4,000 square feet on a 20,000 square foot lot. The main house has 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths. There are also two cottages (one bedroom one bath each) in the backyard. One has a full kitchen in it as well.

Heated Pool and Hot tub. There are in ceiling speakers in the outdoor patio area, kitchen, master bedroom, master bathroom and game room. There are outdoor speakers by the hot tub. All you need to do is plug in your phone/ipod with a regular headphone jack and push play - super easy.

Game room with African wood floors, a Brunswick billiards table (probably the best in the world) and an in ceiling speaker system. House has an indoor bar and two ice making machines (one in the fridge and one stand alone).

Outdoor hot tub for 6-8 people with 56 jets...Two artificial palm trees whose fronds are lit up with LED lights and change to the beat of the music surround the hot tub. Pool has a changing LED light system as well.

Master bedroom's bath has LED embedded into the honey Onyx walls, marble floors and granite counter tops, 2 onyx sinks with LED lights embedded underneath to light it up. Apple TV in the master bedroom with a flat panel television and a sony playstation which is also a Blueray DVD player.

Huge kitchen with stainless steel appliances, double built in stainless steel ovens, instant hot water, garbage disposal, including one wine coolers and 2 ice making machines, piano and a guitar for those musically inclined.

The main house has two other bedrooms. Both bedrooms have bathrooms and both have walk in closets that are completely empty. Both have dressers and both have flat panel televisions with Apple TV. One guest bedroom has an xbox with some games.

There are also two couches in the house if you really are trying to squeeze in.

The house is filled with over 30 pieces of art that I have collected over the years. These include famous Miami artists such as Romero Britto (2 pieces) and Miguel Parades. I also have a piece from Nathan Sawaya who makes art from Lego pieces and a piece from J.S.G. Boggs whose works are in the MOMA, the British Museum, the Smithsonian...

The house has a separate outdoor covered grilling area and I always have extra tanks of propane on hand in case the first one runs out.

I have an outdoor fire barrel that has three pieces of art engraved on the outside that lights up once the fire is going for those rare cold Florida nights but it is cool to use in the summer as well.

There is a computer that is connected to the internet and a printer available for your use. Simply log in as guest.

House is in a quiet dead end street on one of the nicest parts of Hollywood, Florida. The house next door to me was formerly Jackie Gleason's house (9,000 square feet...). Its under 3 miles from one of the best beaches in South Florida (Hollywood Beach) which also has an amazing boardwalk. In fact Hollywood Beach has been ranked by Fodor's as one of the top beaches in Florida for families.

It is less than 1 mile from over 50 bars, restaurants, wine bars, clubs, chocolate shops... in downtown Hollywood and best of all even though they are great and upscale the prices are very reasonable especially compared to South Beach.

Right next to my house is an Italian specialty food market which has a huge assortment of fully cooked foods so that you can buy and reheat. Also right next to my house (without needing to go the one mile to downtown Hollywood) is a great Cuban restaurant called Laura's, a sushi/thai place and a Mediterranean pita grill. There is also a great bagel place for breakfast.

The house is amazingly central to everywhere else you want to be. the house is located 7 miles (less than 10 minute drive) from Fort Lauderdale International Airport and 21 miles from Miami International (20-25 minute drive).

It is located 15 minutes from downtown Fort Lauderdale (Los Olas street) which is where most of the live music in South Florida is and 10 minutes from the new Hard Rock Casino and hotel with its huge entertainment district. This a multi billion dollar development with huge clubs, bars, restaurants, a 3,000 person live music venue, a comedy club and of course the largest casino in south Florida.

To get to downtown Miami there is an express highway lane which is essentially a special toll road that never has traffic. Included in the stay will be a "sun pass" transponder so you can go back and forth to south beach or downtown Miami in about 15 minutes without any traffic and the tolls are on me.

It is also only 45 minutes to the everglades and it is close to the highway that leads to both the Florida keys or North to Orlando for any day trips...

There is a water cooler with 5 gallons of water so your entire stay you can drink complimentary bottled water. There are additional water bottles available in the event that it runs out.

The house will come with shampoo, soap and toilet paper... We usually stock with Bed Bath and Beyond shower gels in all the bathrooms. There will be 2 fresh towels per bed as well and all linens will be freshly laundered.

A few complimentary bottles of champagne and beer will be available to you to enjoy yourself even more.

There is a washer/dryer you can use along with the detergent.

Of course there is also wireless internet.

There will be breakfast foods such as milk, cereals, yogurts, pancake mix, oatmeal, eggs and orange

More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Accept Credit Cards

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The house was beyond my expectation. Bram was a great host. The house came with literally everything. I would definitely recommend this house to my friends and family. I am thinking of coming back during the summer. I absolutely loved the house.
Mar 2013
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Villa Lara - 5 bedroom 5 bath luxury house with Heated Pool
+1 -720-989-4686
Hollywood Greater Fort Lauderdale

Great Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5
The house is very nice and spacious. Clean, no issues at all. The pool and hot tub was great. Has all amenities you could want in a vacation home. The owners were great and responded quickly to any questions and requests we had. The master bedroom is awesome and the shower is huge! Would definitely recommend and stay there again.
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Villa Lara - 5 bedroom 5 bath luxury house with Heated Pool
+1 -720-989-4686
Hollywood Greater Fort Lauderdale
Pittsburg, CA

Must read!!! Bram is the best!!

  • 5 of 5
We rented this house after our cruise from the Bahamas. We had 3 families that included 12 people, kids and adults. It was everything we were expecting! The whole booking process was easy breezy. Any questions or concerns we had were already answered before we could ask. Bram emailed us all the information about the house! Very detailed! From how to enter code to get into the house. Internet wifi name and password. How to use the lights and stereo for the music. Cabinets were all labeled so It was really easy to find things. The house had everything you would have in your own house. The house was super clean when we checked in. The pool and jacuzzi were amazing. We definitely felt like we were at home =) All thanks to Bram. He is the best and very accommodating!!! Also, after our check out, we forgot some souvenir cups we purchased. I got in contact with Bram and asked if he could possible locate it and mail it to us. And of course that is what Bram did!! There was nothing negative about our stay! I definitely would recommend him and the house to anyone looking for an amazing house and stay. We absolutely will be returning=)
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Villa Lara - 5 bedroom 5 bath luxury house with Heated Pool
+1 -720-989-4686
Hollywood Greater Fort Lauderdale
Orlando, FL

Fantastic House and Even Better Service!

  • 5 of 5
I rented this spectacular house with a few friends for the weekend and I could not have been any happier. Our trip started with me arriving and my friend standing in the doorway with a huge smile on his face. He could not wait to give me a tour. The house was absolutely spectacular, and we could not have asked for more. The living areas are large and spacious, the bedrooms very comfortable to house multiple people, the multiple sounds systems throughout the house are incredible (including speakers outside by the hot tub), the kitchen was very well equipped, the two private cottages were amazing (I even stayed in one), and the artwork throughout the house and in the backyard were terrific.

If you are looking for a getaway and want a nice, well equipped house, great location, and phenomenal service, you have found your house. And speaking of great service, the housekeeping staff were second to none. The owner of the house even stopped by to check in with us which was a very nice touch.

As for a few things I was unsure of heading into my rental, here are a few notes: The house and cottages comfortably sleep 5 Couples, and if you include the second king bed in one room and the very comfortable pull out couch, you could sleep 7 couples. If you are coming down with singles as we were, there is plenty of space in the pool table room to put up an inflatable bed, and there are an additional 2 couches. There is a full kitchen outside in one of the cottages, as well as one in the kitchen and a small one in the bar. We brought our own food (steaks, chicken, hamburgers, etc.) and there was plenty of space to put all of them away. The ice maker was also a great addition as we never had a problem running low on ice. There were lots of seasonings and utensils, so no need bring any of them. There is a big table that expands to host quite a few people, and plenty of seating areas throughout the house and out back.

The only thing I am upset about is that I am sure this place will be tough to book in the future because I am sure every who stays here will want to return, just as I do. You will love your stay, and as I know the Ft Lauderdale/ Miami area well as I grew up there, you simply will not find a better, more central location.

Thanks for a Great Stay!!!! We will be back soon!
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Villa Lara - 5 bedroom 5 bath luxury house with Heated Pool
+1 -720-989-4686
Hollywood Greater Fort Lauderdale
Cincinnati, Ohio

Great house

  • 5 of 5
Me and 4 other couples stayed in this was plenty of room for everyone! It's so much to do in this pool, barbecue, swim, sit in the jacuzzi or just sit around in the shaded decorative deck...simply beautiful..I would defiantly be staying here again on my next trip to Florida!
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Villa Lara - 5 bedroom 5 bath luxury house with Heated Pool
+1 -720-989-4686
Hollywood Greater Fort Lauderdale
New Jersey

Awesome place

  • 5 of 5
The house was amazing. Plenty of space, stocked with most amenities and lots of cool features. Definitely recommended to anyone that needs a place in the area. The neighborhood kind of caught me off guard, but once you're in the house, you feel like a rockstar. The backyard setup was great and fit to have fun.
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Villa Lara - 5 bedroom 5 bath luxury house with Heated Pool
+1 -720-989-4686
Hollywood Greater Fort Lauderdale
Brooklyn, NY

Fantastic Vacation Home, would give it SIX stars!

  • 5 of 5
First let me start off by saying that Bram is very responsive. From the first email to the last he responded almost instantly at any time of the day or night and was very pleasant to deal with. He also provided a detailed list of everything you could possibly need during the stay which was incredibly helpful. And the house itself is stocked with everything, from food to cleaning products and everything in between.

Now to get to the pool area, which was like being in your own private paradise. The pool is large and heated to a wonderful temperature, and is totally private. This allows for swimming at any hours of the day or night and even if the temperature drops it is not a problem. There are palm trees all around, some of which light up in different colors, which is gorgeous at night. There is also a hot tub which is so relaxing. And a huge sitting area with lots of comfortable chairs and couches for eating meals and just hanging out. You can play an Ipod either in the patio area or the hot tub area which is a great added benefit. We hung out by the pool for hours and hours during our stay.

The inside of the house is great as well. Spacious and well stocked with a game room, a computer with printer and so many little things that you would never even think of that make the stay so easy and enjoyable.

Finally, the location of the house is terrific as well. Right near Ft. Lauderdale and next to the Broadwalk in Hollywood and tons of restaurants and convenient shopping in the area. The house is simply amazing. And we are looking forward to coming back very soon!
  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway


Activity and Interests

Fantastic golf options start less than 5 minutes from the house ranging from super cheap to super expensive. Orangebrook is the closest. Built in 1933 the 36 hole course has burrowing owls (small owls that live on the ground) that you can see each time you play.

All of the best gaming in southern florida is located within 15 minutes of the house including Mardi Gras Casino and Racetrack, Dania Beach Jai Alai, and the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

The house is 4 miles from the Anne Kolb Nature Center a 1,501-acre coastal mangrove wetland that's home to a wide variety of plants and animals, including some threatened and endangered species. You can rent Kayak's and canoes there and follow the boat trails.


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Updated: Oct 24, 2014

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
My Standard Rate
Feb 1 2014 - Feb 1 2015
1 night minimum stay


  • Nightly Rate: $550 - $700

    Weekly Rate: $3200 - $4500

    Monthly Rate: $10000 - $20000

  • High Season - November 15th - January 15th = $650 per night.
    Mid season - January 15th - April 15th (excluding WMC and Fort Lauderdale Boat Show) = $625 per night.
    Low season April 15th - November 15th = $550 per night.


Property Type

  • house


  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool


  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf


  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bathroom 4
  • Bathroom 5


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5


  • Wifi Hot tub Heated Pool Washer/Dryer Free cellphone for calls and texts in the US. Free champagne and beer waiting for you. Free breakfast foods. One set of Golf clubs Piano Ice making machine. Wine coolers. DJ booth 2 bars
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