3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
About Carol Shelley
I'm a mother to two grown, beautiful children. We have relocated to Mexico mostly full-time to enjoy a different culture and lifestyle.
Carol Shelley purchased this House in 2009
Why Carol Shelley chose Plantation
Terrific location central to all Florida has to offer. Beautiful, comfortable house with terrific views.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We enjoyed our stay. This is a great location, being centrally located. Our host was easy to communicate with and very responsive. She outlined everything for us, at time if booking. The house gave us a midwestern feel, vs. being at the beach. The decor was a little dated. A welcome kit would have been a nice touch, but this is only because we’ve received it in the past, from other hosts. Just a personal touch, and we understand that it’s not for everyone.
The pool was nice, however, we never could get the heater to work. Not a deal breaker, as the weather was very nice!
Thank you to our host for a good visit!
I’m happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and found the house to be centrally located. I wish you had told me you were having issues with the pool heater while you were there. I will check to make sure there is nothing mechanically wrong. There is a guest book with instructions available. It sounds as though it may have inadvertently winded up in the bookcase, instead of its usual spot on the living room coffee table. The decor is illustrated in the photos. I understand it might not be to everyone’s taste. I’m glad you had great weather!! 🙂
We have rented here for several months the last two years and just renewed for next year. Carol, the owner, treats you like a guest in her home...which you are! This was her home raising her family.
She is always solicitous and responsive if there's a problem. The pool is cleaned every Friday, the yard is private, the neighborhood quiet. The house is filled with interesting and attractive decorations from her travels in Mexico and South America. The main room has a cathedral ceiling and is large and airy with a large screen tv and comfortable furniture. The master bedroom has a nice sitting area and a well appointed bath with a jet soaking tub. The location of the house near Jacaranda Golf Club (semi private) is great for golfers and has a nice lunch available daily.
All in all we have thoroughly enjoyed the neighborhood, the proximity to Ft. Lauderdale and the amenities of the house....not to mention the kindness and responsiveness of the "hostess."
This was no "home away from home"
The neighborhood was very nice & family friendly. However, this house was not maintained. Upon our arrival, we were greeted by trash on the curb & in the entryway left behind by the gardner. We tried to enter the home, but the code given to us did not work, nor did Carol's cell #. Thank goodness we were able to get hold of her # after a bit of a run-a-round. Once finally in, we were hoping to enjoy our Christmas vaca. However, we were disappointed. I contacted Carol immediately. Although she responded promptly, she had an excuse for all the disarray. Here is what we walked into:
-Pool & yard covered in leaves, branches & kids toys. Carol mentioned that there was a wind storm. We felt then that it should have been checked prior to our arrival. She sent pool guy to take care of it, but we already cleaned most of pool ourselves.
-Dock not as pictured or described. One of the main reasons we booked this home was b/c we could sit & fish. Not the case b/c the trees were so over grown. Was told it's kept that way for privacy.
-Couch very stained to point we didn't want to sit on it. I explained that 1 spot looks like dried blood. Was told that slip covers were recently washed & to flip cushions if we want.
-Bulbs were blown in several fixtures making for poor lighting. Was told where the bulbs were kept to change them
-Washer leaked. Was told it was new & that couldn't get any one out until later in the week b/c of holiday
-Only 2 stove top burners worked and oven was filthy. Thank goodness for the grill
-Overall cleaniness was not good from smudges on walls & switches to dust & bugs on shelves/cabinets.
This property has GREAT potential, but truly needs a lot of TLC & maintenance. Although not what we were expecting, the great weather & lounging by the pool made our trip.
I want to thank you for bringing the issues to my attention so I would have a chance to correct them. The sofa has new slipcovers. The washing machine drain clog has been ‘rotorootered.’ My contact information is current. Bulbs have been changed. Gardener was very apologetic about leaving his annual containers and mulch bags in the inner courtyard. Housekeeper has been given a raise in order to ensure that the oven, stovetop and cabinets are not neglected in the future. I hope you’ll return and give the house another chance in the future.
Beautiful and relaxIng
Very relaxing one of the greatest places we've ever stayed . Mat and Carol Were great I can't say enough about them too if we had any questions or concerns they answered the phone and text back immediately even at late night hours . Neighborhood was very quiet and peaceful we Will recommend this house to all our friends and family
Kids loved the back yard, pool and all the wildlife!
Great house for golf and relaxation
This was our fourth year staying at this house. Its always clean and is well appointed. Enjoy!
The home is centrally located in Plantation Florida, a suburb of Fort Lauderdale. Less than 20 minutes to beaches, and Downtown Fort Lauderdale and 10 minutes to Seminole Hard Rock Casino. 5 minutes away is Sawgrass Mills, Florida's largest retail & entertainment center, featuring more than 350 name-brand stores and outlets like Ralph Lauren, Crate & Barrel Saks Fifth Avenue, etc., along with well-known restaurants such as Cheesecake Factory and PF Chang's. It is 20 minutes to Las Olas with its 5 star restaurants, 40 minutes to South Beach, 30 minutes to the Hollywood Broadwalk with its kitschy shops and cafes and 70 minutes to the Miccosukee Indian Village known for their air-boat rides and alligator encounters. Disney World is 3 1/2 hours away, Everglades National Park is 2 hours away, as is Naples.
Other Activities: Parasailing, spas, shopping, boating, wildlife viewing, racquetball, kayaking, basketball, and trolleys.