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Very good
8 reviews
Morning view sitting by the pool.
Reading corner
At Whole Foods you can buy everything you need for a lovely BBQ by the pool
Sky view of Fort Lauderdale and Las Olas Isles
Close to Las Olas where you will find cute little shops, restaurants and bars
Paddle through the canals or rent about that you can park right by the villa
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Holiday Rental House -
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida

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Very good - based on 8 reviews
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Michigan
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Location !!!”
Reviewed 30 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Mixed results of how I wanted to rate this property, you can't beat the location - very walkable to the beach and the shops along Las Olas. Just a good number of issues for a property that we were paying nearly $800/day for.

(1) No dishwasher detergent
(2) No paper towel
(3) 2nd night - no propane for the grill ( that was our entertainment night with local family and friends ..... so there was NO grilling that night )
(4) Ice maker doesn't work
(5) Roof was leaking over the dining room table during a heavy rain
(6) Upon on arrival - trash cans (regular, recycle and compost were all filled which I believe was a trash collection day)
(7) 5 coffee cups even though the property is marketed for 8
(8) Little bugs along the counter top
(9) Just 4-chairs at outside table and just 4 lounges at pool even though the pictures clearly show 6-each
(10) Kitchen faucet loose - seriously you would have to hold it just to turn the water on
(11) No skimmer for the pool
(12) Burned out light bulbs,
(13) My big disgusting moment - cockroaches - BIG ONES 1-1/2 to 2" in length ( living room, bathrooms ( main house ), bedrooms and kitchen !!! ) I've been renting vacation properties for over 20-years and this only the 2nd time that I have encountered roaches and the 1st place WAS a dump (An Orkin maintenance program would go far)
(14) They disconnected their primary phone number either the 1st or 2nd day of our stay and thus we really needed to go hunting for a contact number
(15) No TV's in the bedrooms (main house).
(16) WI-FI was spotty outside and non-existent in guest house

Pluses would be it's location, nice quiet neighborhood, plenty of towels, fairly responsive management team - though the majority of issues were not addressed they did stay in touch. I've been vacationing in Fort Lauderdale a good number of years and the price you'll spend is certainly for it's location - not for how it's being maintained. Kitchen (outside coffee cups) is well equipped, close proximity to a 7-11 or the downtown Publix. Plenty of choices for food or a drink within walking distance. Management allowed us to drop off our bags early and also to return with groceries prior to the scheduled check-in time.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Lack of attention to the maintenance and details of the property in it's location
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
13 May 2016
Dear Steven,
Thank you for staying with us. It was a pleasure to have you as our guests in Fort Lauderdale. I am glad you liked the location of the villa that it is so close to the beach.
We provide dishwashing detergent, paper towel and gas for grill. Sorry that this was not here upon your arrival (it is on our check list but it was a human error that this was not followed) I am happy you got help with this the day after arrival.

The ice machine is now working. The Kitchen faucet is well attached.
During your stay there was a massive rain and there was one leak that we repaired as soon as possible. We are sorry for this. We have also added more coffee cups. We also do regular pest controle but it is a tropical climate so if you keep doors and windows open insects can enter.

Yes. We provide 4 launch chairs as showed on pictures. The local staff number is provided in the binder in villa as well as provided by email before your check in.

I am glad you loved the nice quiet neighborhood, plenty of towels and that we could help you with all issues during your stay. We appricate the feedback and have taken actions and added an extra inspector before every check in to make sure all on check list is followed in future.

We hope to see you again soon in Fort Lauderdale. Welcome back!
Kind Regards,
Katarina
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Henrik T
Malmo, Sweden
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Recommended, great location and very clean!”
Reviewed 16 June 2015 for a stay in March 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Best vacation ever, we love the house and had great fun with the kids at the pool

This residence had everything we could have possibly needed or wanted for our three-week stay. Can't say enough good things about it; Location, Aesthetically Appealing, Super Clean, Spacious, Comfortable, Diverse (roof top deck to the ground-level yard with pool), Fully Equipped Kitchen, and the list of great amenities goes on! With all of our home-away-from-home needs being completely met, we were able to spend the desired amount of time on our vacation, sight-seeing and local travel plans. Working with Patrick was great. He is prompt, informative and efficient. Looking forward to a return visit!!

My wife and I spent a wonderful month of March at "Secret Garden". Everything was perfect and just as pictured and according to my wife, ultra clean. The neighborhood was very quiet and upscale. The kitchen was amazing as was the pool area. Publix was nearby as were many restaurants. The beach was close also as well as a casino for those who like a bit of gambling.The weather was perfect, 80's every day. We have been coming to Florida for years and this by far was our nicest rental. In addition, the owners were available whenever you needed them.

The house was exactly what we expected! The pictures truly reflected the beauty of this house. It was well decorated and very clean. The kitchen was spacious and the outdoor covered dining area was a plus. The house was located is a very quiet family neighborhood which we loved and it was close to everything. The owners were very responsive during the whole rental process. I would highly recommend this place to anyone and we will definitely go back next year !!!

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Liked best: The pool
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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filipastr...
Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region, Morocco
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect stay!”
Reviewed 16 June 2015 for a stay in February 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Spent a week with my colleagues here and the house was even more than we expected! Well decorated, very clean and had that great art-deco-vibe. The kitchen was spacious and modern and the outdoors with dining area and heated pool was perfect. Close to great restaurants and the beach, couldn’t ask for more. Hopefully we will be coming back soon!

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Liked best: Location, kitchen, pool
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Maureen G
1 review
“Great!!”
Reviewed 4 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Wonderful experience! The property perfectly accommodated a family of 8-10 (ages between 1 and 68), had everything we could ever need, and we all had the time of our lives! Beautiful neighborhool and great location. I highly recommend the Polo Cottages, and would undoubtedly rent it again.

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Liked best: Everything!!
Liked least: Nothing!!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Large groups
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Management Response
5 Jun 2015
Thank you Maureen for sharing your experience. It was a great pleasure to have you staying with us and we hope to welcome back soon!
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Sandriiia
New York City, New York
1 review
“Fantastic!”
Reviewed 1 June 2015 for a stay in April 2015

I came down to Fort Lauderdale with a group of friends for a tournament that we play every year in Fort Lauderdale. This year we decided to rent a house instead of a hotel and we could not be more happy with our decisions! Everything was perfect and just as pictured. The house was well decorated and very clean. The neighborhood was very quiet and upscale and located within walking distance to the beach and close to everything we needed. The kitchen was amazing as was the pool area. The owners were very responsive during the whole rental process. I would highly recommend this place to anyone and we will definitely go back next year !

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
5 Jun 2015
Thank you for sharing your experience. It was a great pleasure to have you staying with us and we hope to welcome back soon!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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