The Oakland Park Residence

fort lauderdale, florida
3 bedroom - 2 bath
(2 reviews)
Travel dates:
$767 - $885 per night (USD)
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Perks for the Parents

A mid-century beauty in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, complete with a heated saltwater pool and a whole host of baby-friendly essentials. It sleeps 6 + 1. Relaxation is the order of the day here - parents of little ones will find everything they need to make it an easy, safe trip, from pool gates to pack-n-plays. The hosts will happily arrange babysitting and additional housekeeping, or even book a yoga teacher to visit you for morning sessions at sunrise (or after, if you prefer a lay in). The house is stocked with high quality yoga mats and weights so you can stay fit during your stay, or simply spend your days lounging by the exotic pool, visiting the sandy beaches nearby, or strolling around the fantastic local eateries and unique stores - it’s the perfect vacation spot for families.

Why Kids Love it

The hosts have plenty of books for kids of all ages (as well as adults!). There are magna tiles, Legos and blocks at the house for younger kids, as well as a hammock and fire pit for older kids and teens to chill. Children will love the outdoor space: there’s plenty of room for exploring and a lovely warm pool that gets lots of sun so they can swim all day long. The area is also great for teenagers who need a little freedom, with tennis courts in the local park and family-friendly restaurants close by. Parents with babies or toddlers can ask the hosts for a baby monitor, changing mat, high chair, pack-n-play and plastic cups and dinnerware.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 3 nights. Safety notes: the entire backyard is fenced in and the pool is gated (upon request). The saltwater pool (with reverse osmosis water filtration system) is heated and kept at 88 degrees during winter months. Car rental is not strictly essential as there is plenty within walking distance; however there is space to park 2 cars. Cars are only allowed to be parked in the driveway or carport. (Cars are not allowed to be parked in the street and can be subject to fines by the city). No parties and no pets - this is a quiet, residential neighborhood and hours of quiet should be observed from 10pm to 7am. The house has air conditioning, a laundry room with washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV and WiFi. A fantastic babysitter and housekeeper is available on request. The hosts offer 2 adult sized tricycles that have baskets in the back (for carrying groceries or children).

About the Location

This is a central location in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It’s within walking distance of amazing coffee shops, restaurants, a butcher and even a brewery. It's a very family-friendly neighborhood with a playground, parks, a library and tennis courts all within a short stroll. Downtown Fort Lauderdale is less than 15 minutes’ drive, where you can visit the Museum of Discovery and Science, ride a Riverboat, or spend an afternoon at the NSU Art Museum. The house is a 7-minute drive from the beach yet also just minutes from the highway to make it easy to visit Miami, Delray or Palm Beach - the world-famous Everglades and Zoo Miami are just over an hour away by car. It’s 20 minutes’ drive to Fort Lauderdale airport or just under an hour away from Miami International airport.

Accommodation Details

The residence has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, all set on 1 floor. The kitchen has a gas range, a selection of high quality pots and pans for cooking, and all modern updates including a reverse osmosis filter for the entire house. The cozy living area has doors leading out the pool, as well as leading to a dining space and an additional sophisticated living room with a large modular couch. The 3 bedrooms feature high quality linens and duvets: there is 1 kingsize room with ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower, 1 double room and a third room with 2 single beds (1 is a trundle bed). The hosts also have 1 travel crib. The guest bathroom has a bathtub. The backyard has plenty of space for fun including a covered dining area, BBQ area, fire pit and hammock.

Style Notes

Mid century meets Shibui. The Japanese style of simple, unobtrusive beauty known as ‘Shibui’ is the guiding influence for the interior of this home. The hosts have decorated the house in calming colors to create a relaxed environment for the eye, as well as the body. There’s an emphasis on artistry and original art, as well as thoughtfully-selected furniture pieces in vintage and new designs. We love the tropical terracotta patio around the pool, the laid-back wicker furniture and the peachy sweet sorbet tones in the second bathroom.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
1 king
1 full / double
2 twin / single
sleeps 1
1 travel crib
laura s.
Member since March 15, 2017
I was born in Fort Lauderdal and lived there for most of my life. For the past 9 years I have been living in NYC with my husband. We have two young kids and enjoy adventures with them, traveling, good food and yoga.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Alligator cruises, butterflies and sandy beaches

Thirty minutes north of Miami, Fort Lauderdale is known for its beaches, art and culture. Take the kids on a trip to the Everglades for life-long memories; explore Coconut Creek’s Butterfly World - the third largest in the world - and explore the many, many things to do with kids nearby, from the Boomers amusement park and the Riverwalk to a reconstruction of an 18th century native American village. Or you could just play on the beach...

2 reviews

Elisabeth G.
Visited in December 2023
We had a wonderful stay! So many toys and books for kids, the pool is awesome, and it was wonderful not having to pack a crib and other essentials. The house is awesome and my two young boys, husband, and I were so comfortable and happy there. I hope we can come visit again!
Seth M.
Visited in April 2022
We were looking for a family-friendly spring getaway to warmer weather and that's exactly what this was. The pool was a fantastic perk (we went in it every day and Laura set up a pool gate as soon as we arrived bc we have small kids) and the outdoor area in general was great for everything from a mid-afternoon workout during nap time to dinners outside. Location is great too as you're walking distance to a few restaurants and a playground in a lower-key part of Ft. Lauderdale. We will definitely be back!