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Haskell's House - a vegetarian and environmentally friendly rental cottage in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Weekly and Monthly vacation rentals are available at this cute, vegan, self-catering, environmentally-friendly, green, and chemically free cottage for strict vegetarian and chemically sensitive visitors.  Vacation rental, vacation home, vacation house, vacation cottage, vacation cabin, florida vacation rental cottage, florida vacation rental cabin, florida vacation rental home, florida vacation rental house, south florida, broward county, palm beach county, Fort Lauderdale, South Florida, vegetarian vacation cottage for rent, vegetarian vacation home for rent, vegetarian vacation cabin for rent, vegetarian vacation house for rent, florida vacation cottage for rent, florida vacation cabin for rent, florida vacation house for rent, florida vacation home for rent

....a vegetarian dwelling in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.


Facilities

Property Cottage (detached).
Floor Area 1200 sq. ft  or 120 square meters.
Accommodation Self-catering.
Location Near the downtown, in an older residential neighborhood. Walk to tennis, library, movies, theatre, museums, grocery store, restaurants, bars, yoga, heated public swimming pool and organic farmers’ market.
Theme Green, vegetarian/vegan, non-toxic cleaners and finishes used.
General Natural fiber linens and towels provided on request, high-speed DSL in rooms, Wi-Fi not allowed; bikes and helmets available to borrow.
Kitchen/Laundry Champion Juicer, Vita-Mix, Excalibur dehydrator, large refrigerator, vintage stove, toaster oven, coffee grinder and maker, popcorn popper, blender, washing machine and clothes dryer. There is no dishwasher or microwave oven.
Bathrooms Two bathrooms, one with tub/shower, the other with en-suite shower only.
Sleeping Sleeps a maximum of two people in either bedroom.
Entertainment CD player, radio, movies and theater nearby, vintage iMac for watching movies or checking e-mail.
Outside Front garden, off-street parking, back yard, garden tables and chairs.
Suitability No smoking, or smokers. Vegans and vegetarians only. Unsuitable for infirm, not wheelchair accessible.
Local activities Beach, films, Everglades, boating, scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, water skiing, tennis, theatre, Museum of Science and Discovery, Museum of Art, golf, shopping.

Although not old by most standards, for South Florida this is an old house, built in the 1930s and moved to its present location. The floors are made of now unavailable Dade County Pine and the rooms are painted in restful colors. High ceilings in most rooms give the small house a feeling of spaciousness.

 

Vegetarian/vegans will be happy to know flesh is not permitted in the house. No need to worry about prior guests leaving meat residues on these pots and dishes!

 

If you have pesticide sensitivities please note that no sprays have been used in the house for the past twelve years. Windows are usually open so the air is fresh.

 

Our house is "green" in that paint and other materials used by us to restore it are almost exclusively low/no VOC, and we clean with natural, biodegradable, unscented products. Sheets are all cotton and beds have quilts and (rescued) down/feather duvets. Floors are bare except for minimal rugs. We keep the windows open almost year round.

 

The front yard has been planted to provide habitat and food for wildlife. Butterflies and birds frequent the plants for nectar, foliage, berries, and a safe haven. The dense plantings provide privacy for the house.

 

We require that occupants join us in living lightly on the planet by conserving electricity and water and by composting kitchen waste and recycling. All applicable containers are provided to make this easy. With the windows open the house is very cool and comfortable, and there are ceiling fans throughout. Due to our environmental bias, we hope guests will enjoy the fresh breezes, but window air conditioners for bedrooms are available on request from May to November. In cold weather, space heaters are provided. We can also provide flannel sheets and warm duvets and blankets.

 

The house does NOT have a fax, television, or Wi-Fi. No Wi-Fi allowed, including hot spots, but there is high-speed DSL in the rooms, and a vintage i-Mac. Wireless internet is also within walking distance, as is the library where computers are available. We really encourage you to use your time in the house to slow down and enjoy the wonderful South Florida climate. Take a break from all the intrusive and stress-producing "modern conveniences" and experience a restful, slower-paced way of life!

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