Waterfront with Yacht


Home Description

From the moment you walk through the front door, a Caribbean influenced ambiance permeates your very soul and you realize that you have truly left your every day stress behind and entered into a “feel good” existence of tropical getaway. Everything you need to occupy your time is here – right at your fingertips.

As it has been said: “A picture is worth a thousand words” so what follows is a brief description of the house and property in the form of a quick read so you can spend more time on the pics and contacting us! The theme of what we did here is LIFESTYLE…..get away …..relax…. & have a little FUN! We live in Southern California – but come here to really kick-back and enjoy a tropical lifestyle, beautiful ocean, and nearby islands in a truly great climate.

Living room – high ceiling, very open and perfect for entertaining or lounging around and watching the latest DVDs or satellite TV. Large bar for entertaining yourself and your guests. Dining room and kitchen speak for themselves – just look at the pictures and check out the wine cooler, large refrigerator, stove, micro, high ceilings and huge windows and French doors overlooking the pool, new 80’ dock, boat and - across the WIDE CHANNEL – the boat dealer’s stunning selection of multi-million dollar yachts (no houses or neighbors in sight!)

Interesting authentic movie memorabilia helps decorate the house and give guests something to enjoy and talk about (if interested) and the office has computer, wireless high speed internet, etc. if you feel the urge to stay in touch.

4 bedrooms accommodate 8: Master – King size with bath, large sitting room & French doors leading to pool and beyond. Executive guest with Queen bed, sitting area, large closet, and French doors leading to the pool. Twin beds in #3 and bunk beds for the kids in #4. The large living room sofa also makes into a bed if needed. Bathroom #2 has a convenient outside door…….leading to the pool, which is 7’ deep with spa and water feature.

After you go out of any of the above mentioned doors you find yourself in paradise – day or night. Pool, spa, ample deck and dining furniture, large grill, and authentic Tiki bar (just like in the islands) for enjoying those tropical drinks are yours in a setting most people fly to those islands to experience. Great fun – you won’t even need to close your eyes and use your imagination to feel the warm ocean breeze and hear it rustle through palm trees……….just look around and take it all in – over & over.

Walk over to the new 8’ wide dock and relax – check out the 58’ Express Yacht that is ready for charter day cruise on the Intracoastal or beyond, or some of the water toys that can be available upon request (additional arrangements for this stuff can be made in advance, depending upon availability.)

Recently we completely remodeled/upgraded the house – keeping a little of the 60’s “retro” feel just for fun. Nearly all of the furniture, amenities, utensils etc. etc. are new so no “funky stuff” can be found.

This is our personal “getaway” so we enjoy having our children & grandkids come to play here and will delight in sharing it with you if you’re really ready to go for it! Now check out those pictures again………….

Area Information

Santa Barbara Island is one of South Florida’s most desirable waterfront communities located in Pompano Beach, a beautiful ocean community north of Fort Lauderdale which spans over 28 miles of white sandy beach and crystal blue ocean. Nearly every desirable South Florida Gold Coast activity you can imagine is just minutes away from your front door and all are conveniently located near international airports in Ft Lauderdale (15 mi.), Miami (37 mi.), and West Palm Beach (36 mi.), as well as Pompano Beach Executive Air Park (3.7 mi.) for private and charter jets as well as all private aviation needs.

The Air Park is located in the heart of the Gold Coast serves and not only serves the general aviation needs of the Fort Lauderdale area but it’s onsite amenities also include a municipal golf course (36 holes), driving range, the outstanding Galuppi's' on the Green restaurant, swimming pool, municipal baseball stadium, tennis facility, bike path. fitness trail, a truly beautiful Community Park, and the Pompano Beach Amphitheater.

As you would expect, there is incredible shopping from ultra upscale Las Olas Blvd. to quaint beachfront shops as well as all major retailers and shopping centers. First class dining is available at an incredible selection of over 3,500 restaurants ranging from 5 Star rated to trendy waterfront cafés and party time sports bars.
You might elect to enjoy a leisurely Water Taxi cruise along Fort Lauderdale’s world famous waterways which have earned the city the nickname “The Venice of America.” Hit the beach, shop and dine on spectacular Las Olas Blvd, and visit the cruise ships at Port Everglades. The Water Taxi's crew will happily help you plan your day as you travel past many interesting sites from mansions to mega yachts. Your ticket allows unlimited boarding from any of the 13 stops throughout Fort Lauderdale! Private charters are available or take the shuttle to South Beach and experience the art deco charm of Ocean Drive’s boardwalk cafes, the upscale boutiques of the Lincoln Road Mall, and soak up the sun while people watching on one of the world’s best beaches.

Many choose to check out the Jungle Queen, a huge paddle wheel riverboat for a ride up New River through the center of Ft. Lauderdale to their private tropical isle. The captain’s commentary is both informative & humorous as you cruise past interesting sights and beautiful homes. Take in the hilarious variety show, dinner and then relax & enjoy the beautiful moonlit cruise back.

Naturally, you can snorkel, scuba drive, or experience the delight of exploring the vast coral reel only a few hundred years off the beach. Within minutes, there is deep sea fishing, golf, horseracing, Jai alai, and casinos. While the famous Las Olas Blvd, is only a short drive away, fashionable Boca Raton is only 20 minutes to the North, also offering 1st class restaurants & nightlife for entertainment.

Finally, as nearly the whole world is aware of, head south where there is an over abundance of world class nightlife and entertainment from dusk ‘til dawn…… Pompano Beach is close to Deco Drive, South Beach, Miami and nearly every nocturnal amenity you can imagine and associate with the Florida Gold Coast.
And don’t forget……a comfortable bed and quiet privacy will await your return home!


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Really good place!

We stayed in Judy and Ricks beautiful house for five nights in beginning of November. In total we were 4 adults and three kids (range 11 months to 8 years). We really enjoyed the house and the view from the kitchen is really luxurious. The house has a private and very nice backyard with a really nice pool which is great for everyone, adult or kid, since one side is deep enough for diving and the other more suitable for kids. The hot tub works for all ages. Besides the pool area the backyard consists of a pier, sun beds, a nice place for outdoor dining, a huge grill and cosy surf inspired tiki hut bar all with the view of boats passing by in the canal. The house it selves is also really nice and clean. It contains what ever you need! Many rental houses has limited kitchen equipment but in this house you find everything you need. Even personal hand painted porcelain that is available for use. The area felt really calm with low traffic on the street in front of the house. Then as a wonderful bonus we ended our stay by meeting the very nice and kind owners Judy and Rick and went for a trip with their lovely yacht. This gave a closer and more genuine view of Pompano Beach and Fort Lauderdale area from the water. This view is very different from the view you get from driving around in a car. Our daughters just loved this day, even though they spent an hour or two down in the boat watching Sponge Bob square pants ;-) We would love hiring Judy and Ricks house again next time we leave Sweden for USA!


Visited on "November - 2014

Great location

Our family, three adults and three kids (19, 14 and 8) stayed in Rick and Judys house for a week. It was a really nice experience. The house is perfectly located and is such a pleasure to live in. It has all the necessary equipment for you to enjoy a nice vacation. Rick and Judy was there to assist if we needed something and they made us feel at home. Rick and Judy also do tours with their yacht and they picked us up at the Restaurant 15th Street Fisherie situated right at the Intercostal waterway and took us home to the house in Pompano Beach on our wedding day. It was GREAT! and also an opportunity to see Fort Lauderdale and all the houses, yachts etc from the waterside.


Visited on "November - 2014

Perfect Vacation Property

Upon arrival we met Rick the owner of the property there at the house. We knew right away we were in for a nice vacation. Rick was very pleasant and informative when showing us the house and accomodating to all of our needs if there were any, which by the way, were not! The house is better than described with all the amenities you need for a nice south Florida vacation! We felt like we were at our second home in Florida! We had full use of the house our entire stay and was priviledged to be able to use Rick and Judys personal items such as beach chairs and coolers anytime we needed to. The view and weather were spectacular, the pool was nice for the kids to be able to use. The outdoor kitchen and tiki bar were a nightly attraction for the adults as we cooked and prepared the fish we caught for dinner almost every night. Pompano beach is a very short drive with easy parking and nice amenities. The beach feels secure and has all the modern upgrades you would expect from a south Florida beach front. Very short drive to all major eating venues and some alternate restaurants that are more of a local flare as well. Overall, the experience wa s above our expectations and would highly recomend this property to anyone looking for a first class south Florida destination! Rick and Judy are more than willing to help with any thing you need and are a true pleasure to deal with!!


Visited on "October - 2014

A true jewel

Everything about this home made for a great vacation. The layout, the comfort, the location, and the attention given by the owner. My family would not hesitate to return for another round of great vacation. Due to this experience it would be extremely difficult to convince us to go any other route than a vacation home.

Baltimore Maryland

Visited on "August - 2014

Family fun

Very clean. Comfortable beds. Best kitchen window view I've ever seen. Weather perfect. Homeowners/captains were perfect hosts and so friendly we felt like we've known them for years. Boat ride was relaxing and super fun. They were very accommodating throughout the whole trip.

Maple Plain, MN

Visited on "April - 2014

Escaping Winter

This beautiful home is exactly how it is shown and described on the website. Gorgeous inside and out and yet so comfortable in every way. The gourmet kitchen overlooks the waterway which we spent many days just watching the boats sail up and down. The yard is quiet as neighbours don't appear to either be there, or have any noisy kids or pets. The location was amongst other beautiful homes - great walks each morning discovered more and more lovely homes to look at. The home is however located close to all great restaurants, shops, beach, malls etc. and only ten minutes drive either way to Ft Lauderdale or Boca Raton. The hosts Rick and Judy are fantastic people - friendly, welcoming and available if you need anything. Don't hesitate to book this home - it is truly fabulous !


Visited on "March - 2014

Beautiful Home!!

We had a wonderful vacation, and this home was absolutely beautiful! The house is very clean and well kept, large and spacious with all the amenities you need! We cooked all our meals at the house, and it was great to have everything we needed. We especially enjoyed the pool and hot tub that overlooks the canal. The communication with the owners was excellent! Rick and Judy answered all our questions and responded right away. I also liked the location of the home. It is just one block from Rt. 1, the main road that takes you to the beaches, shopping and dining. There were fishing poles provided at the house and we caught several fish right in the backyard off the dock. If you decide to venture out and fish, as we did, I recommend the fishing boat Hooked Up with Captain Taco! We caught mahi-mahi, tuna, and king fish. The captain and his son were wonderful and we had an awesome time!! Thank you to Judy and Rick for renting your beautiful home to us...we had a wonderful, relaxing vacation!

Saratoga Springs NY

Visited on "February - 2014

Simply Beautiful

First off the homeowners Judy and Rick were amazing!! Let me not forget my adopted son Lee( their grandson) our children really enjoyed the coconuts!!! My family and I truly enjoyed their home although we were in Florida for a family reunion it was a struggle leaving the house. If you are looking for the perfect vacation home look no further!!

Houston, Texas

Visited on "August - 2013


My husband,son and his girlfriend rented this home for a second time, we loved it so much that we had to come back. Judy and Rick, the owners are such lovely people and easy going. The house is beautiful and well cared for, we loved sitting out by the pool with our coffee in the morning and at the Tiki Bar at night was amazing. The house is close to shopping,restaurants,beach,movies... everything you could want. We would definitely recommend this vacation home for your next holiday.


Visited on "April - 2013

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