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Awesome Houseboat off Las Olas. Walk to Everything.

Bedrooms 2
Space 602 sq ft
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Houseboat, 2 Bedrooms + Sleep Sofa, 1 Bathroom.

Perfect Getaway. Close to all of the shops and restaurants of Fort Lauderdale!

Come stay aboard this awesome houseboat, berthed in the 'Venice of America'!, La Dolce Vita is located in a fabulous Neighborhood that is walking distance to the beach and to restaurants and shops.. We are only a short walk or bike ride to the beach and the world famous Elbo Room!

We thought of everything so you don't have to! This boat is completely air-conditioned and heated to keep you comfortable even on the hottest days! The full kitchen makes meal preparation a snap with a full size fridge, microwave convection oven and cooktop. We also provide a Kuerig coffee maker and the pods for easy one step coffee anytime! All linens and towels are included in the rental as well, so no worrying about laundry while your on vacation! The huge outside roof deck is a great spot to enjoy a meal with family and friends, or a quiet cocktail watching the sun set over the water.

You won't believe the space you will have on board to spread out. There are 2 private staterooms, the aft cabin has a queen size bed with a memory foam mattress, while the mid ship cabin has a full size bed with the same mattress. The sofa in the living room folds out to a queen size bed for additional sleeping options.

There is a flat screen 40' TV in the living room area and the custom handmade wood trim throughout the boat gives you the overall comfort of a home on the water.

The bathroom was designed to allow use of both the toilet area and shower independently of one another. There is a pocket door dividing the room to allow full access.

A vacation of a lifetime awaits you. Why not have your lodging be as unique as your destination! Try one of our amazing boats, you may never go back to a boring hotel again!

Thank you for taking the time to read about our houseboat La Dolce Vita. Please call or email today to find out more about this one of a kind rental!

More Details

Property Manager
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
12 April, 2018

About Ryan/Deb

I own a property management company specializing in yacht and houseboat rentals. I love the water and enjoy sailing every chance I get! I carefully select the listings I represent, so you can be assured you are staying in a property I have stayed in and am confident you will enjoy. I enjoy hosting vacation rental travelers as you are the most adventurous, interesting folks I have had the pleasure to rent to. I look forward to welcoming you aboard!

Ryan/Deb purchased this house boat in 2012

Why Ryan/Deb chose Downtown

This houseboat is in a great neighborhood with wonderful neighbors. The location could not be better both for heading to the beach, less than a mile away, or heading our to eat, a few blocks away.

What makes this house boat unique

We have on street parking, and a great lounge area. You may be tempted to never leave the houseboat!

Guestbook comments from the manager

“It was great! The houseboat is awesome. It's a 10 minute drive from the beach. It's exactly what I expected and more. The rooftop deck was great to hangout on at night time. ”
Dec 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house boat rental in Downtown, Florida

Property Type:
  • house boat
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 602 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
  • The full size stand up shower and linen closet are separated from the toilet and sink by a pocket door. This configuration allows for simultaneous use of both facilities.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Stateroom - 1 large double bed
    Guest Stateroom - 1 double bed
    Main Salon - 1 sofa bed/futon , Queen Sized Sleep Sofa
  • All beds have memory foam mattresses.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Awesome Houseboat off Las Olas. Walk to Everything.
average rating of 4.4 based on 15 reviews

Great stay! Can't beat having cocktails/Coffee up on the deck...

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay and enjoyed the sight of the canal and the boats around us.

Neighboring houseboat, which I believe was also owned by the same people, was a bit noisy at 11 pm but when I popped out and asked them to be a little more quiet they stopped immediately which I didn't expect. Great party neighbors!

Had a question about finding more toilet paper and messaged the owner on the VBRO app. Their son was their in 15 mins and showed us where it was and asked us if we had any concerns. Great service and enjoyed talking to him about the same place we both grew up in California.

Parking was no problem on the street north of the apt building. Everything that you can think of is within a 10 min drive.

Only con....I'm 6"3" and the shower is not made for tall people....then again, most hotel showers are not either!

Enjoyed seeing the SS Minow parked next to us...just kidding, but it sure looked like it!

Recommend staying here.

As for the person who gave a bad review due to the boat being dated....I guess you didn't bother looking at the pictures on the web site. Yea, it's stuck in the 90's but it was spotless when we arrived.

  • Review Submitted: 30/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well below the price

  • 2 of 5

The level of cleanliness of the boat and the landslide surroundings were well below what we expected for the price that we paid. the boat furnishings need to be updated.We were disappointed and certainly not recommend it. You should take remove the word "awesome" from the picture of the boat. We left a day early for several reasons, but would not have left if in fact the boat was "awesome"

  • Review Submitted: 10/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great spot and unique accommodations!

  • 4 of 5

Boat was as promised- clean, comfortable and great location! The bonus is the wonderful neighbors at Cadillac Villa! When I go back to FLL I will for sure stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 26/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unique Accommodations

  • 4 of 5

Sweet little boat -- quiet location and in a beautiful neighborhood. Better for 4 people than 5. We loved sitting on the upper deck with our late afternoon beverages!

  • Review Submitted: 25/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great weekend get away!

  • 5 of 5

Our weekend aboard Jubilee was exactly what we needed, and the houseboat delivered perfectly. It was very comfortable. Set up with everything we needed. Located in a right off the Las for getting to the beach and to downtown. At first we were nervous about parking, but finding a spot out in front of the boat was never an issue, don't let that scare you away from this gem! The roof deck is an absolutely amazing spot to relax and watch the world go by. Our only regret it that we did not book for longer!

  • Review Submitted: 05/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun Time

  • 5 of 5

We are a local family that had to tent our house. We had a blast! It is such a great location.

  • Review Submitted: 23/06/2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Barpub
Numerous :)
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Rt 95
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Plenty of dining choices a short walk away
Nearest Ski
100000 Miles
Its Fort Lauderdale, duh!
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Car: recommended

Twinkling lights set the stage each evening for South Florida’s most architecturally unique, authentic, and eclectic shopping and dining district, Fort Lauderdale. Stroll the boulevards, duck in and out of cool breezeways, and be delighted by what you discover. Nowhere else in Florida will you find the diversity of restaurants, shops and museums all waiting to be discovered.

All of this, just a short distance from our boat. Need to cool off after all that shopping? Burn off a few of those Pina Coladas? No problem! The beach is less than a mile away. World class beaches, fun filled fishing charters, rental boats and bikes, parasailing, all await you!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house boat in Downtown, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
17 Oct 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$33 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee AU$97.78
Damage Waiver AU$50.85
Pet Fee AU$97.78

*Rates are for quoted for 4 guests. Each additional guest is $25/per person/night
Cleaning Fee: $75
Damage Insurance Fee: $39

Holiday rates are higher. Call for rates.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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