Our cozy Studio apartment offers a full sized kitchen (stocked) & bath and plenty of amenities! Private entrances: front and back. Free parking. Tropical Pool area with resort feel just out the backdoor. Close to beaches, airport, port etc. Fits 2 with adjustable queen-sized craftmatic bed. Walk to 5+ restaurants! Bicycles and BBQ available. Experienced onsite SuperHosts with over 835+ reviews, all time rating of 4.9 stars. Come join us at our Airbnb compound!
This space comes with access to our peaceful palm surrounded backyard with pool and lots of niches for sunbathing, book reading, dining and just relaxing. Cozy up to one of our hand tiled tables or a lounger to enjoy a cool beverage or just enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Parking is free just outside the front door (for one car). Within walking distance there are 5+ terrific restaurants, including a French Bakery, Gourmet Hamburgers, one of the best Breakfast Nooks in town, Chicago Hot Dogs/Pizza, Authentic German(German Guest Approved), and Fish and Chop place with great Tiki Hut! We have worked with some of the local establishments to provide free drinks/discounts! Dozens of other restaurants within a 2 mile radius. 1.5 miles as the crow flies to the beach increases our easterly ocean breezes. We are 3 miles away by car to the beaches. We are 6 miles from Fort Lauderdale beach and 9 miles from the Airport and Port Everglades. Additionally, we have 2 bikes available and a barbeque for our guests to use (both upon request and $5 propane charge for grill) first come, first serve.
Driving Times: Miami: 40-50 minutes, Miami Beach: 50-60 minutes, Orlando: 3 hours, Key Largo: 1 1/2 hours, Key West 3.5 hours, Kennedy Space Center 4 hours. Saw Grass Mills Mall: 30 min. All estimates do not reflect high traffic times.
We are a fully licensed Short Term Vacation rental. Our certificate of Compliance number issued by the City of Fort Lauderdale is #(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). Please note that Airbnb scrubs out websites or identifying numbers, after booking all of that will be visible to you.
Any children under 12 will need to be pre-approved as this space opens on to the pool area and additional hazards need to be addressed on a case by case basis. This space is NOT appropriate for co-sleeping with babies. The Adjustable bed makes that DANGEROUS. If there is a child under 2 years old AND if the number of adult guests is MORE THAN 1 (i.e. 3 human beings), we will charge an additional $25 per day cleaning fee for the infant. Any and all children (of ANY age), must be requested in advance. Any infant or child brought by a guest without pre-approval will be charged with a minimum of $25 per day extra cleaning fee.
Pets are not permitted. Any pets that are brought by the guest without being pre-approved will be charged a minimum of $200 per pet/ per stay.
On occasion we do permit a 3rd person to occupy the space and we set up an Airbed. We charge an extra $25 per person/per night and this would have to be approved in advance.
Guests have private entrances both front and back. All are invited to enjoy the pool, backyard, fire pit, lounges, tables and grill if they choose. Additionally two bikes are available upon request for the use of our guests on a first come first serve basis. The Barbecue requires a $5 propane charge, you must clean after using and have Greg to set up for you and bikes must be requested each time so we always know where they are.
Interaction with guests
We tend to be very open and welcoming. Lorraine has been a resident of Florida since 1981, Greg since 1999 and we are happy to help direct guests to the attractions and or services they might be looking for. We send out a welcome letter with several links to help you plan your stay about 2 weeks to 10 days before you arrive. If you have specific requests, please let us know. Check out is at noon and check in is at 3. We personally check in all guests to familiarize you with the space and the rules and make sure that you can get oriented and settled in.
Other things to note
We are foodies and have cooked and shared delicious family style meals. We enjoy many cuisines, including Italian, Mexican, Polish, American, Steak and chops, French, Chinese, Greek and we are willing to try a hand at just about anything. We usually have our ‘step’ dogs on the property on Saturdays, they are friendly and are just here for the day. We try to maintain everything to the best of our ability and we will do our best to communicate with you if there is something that might impact you when you are here. We ask that if there is something that needs our attention, please let us know as soon as possible so we can address it as quickly as possible.
We prefer quiet hours after 10 pm. We will welcome pets on a case by case basis with an extra cleaning fee. Smoking is fine outside, or in the screened in patio. We tend to go to bed and wake up early. We do not mind if our guests use the pool or hang out after we have retired, but we ask that you keep the ruckus down after 10pm.
If you do not plan on being here for this reservation (3rd party booking), We require that you let us know EXACTLY WHO will be staying. We reserve the right to refuse entry, ask additional questions, ask for additional ID, or any other security measure we feel necessary. Airbnb is a site based on Trust and if you book for someone else without letting us know who will be staying in our home, it is a violation of that trust, the Airbnb terms of service and these rules.
We have few, but hard and fast rules:
NO Glass in pool, please use plasticware.
NO smoking (of anything) in the studio, outside only.
DO NOT leave the windows and doors open.
DO NOT turn the thermostat below 75 nor over 77 degrees F.
DO NOT use the white towels to remove makeup. ASK for less pristine towels.
DO NOT use the white towels at the pool. Pool towels are provided.
PARKING is available for ONE car, if there will be more than one car at any time you must check in with hosts to find out where it should be put. DO NOT Park on lawn, swale or any other place other than a designated parking spot.
Beach Chairs and coolers are there for your convenience. Please be considerate and RINSE off/out with fresh water before bringing them in the house and putting them away.
Please DO NOT SEND packages of any type to our home in advance of your stay without our EXPRESS permission and specific instructions.
This is our home. For our security and the security of ALL of our guests, we require that we know who will be on the property. We strongly discourage additional guests. However, if you will be having someone over, we require that you TELL us who they are and check with us beforehand so we can let you know where they can park. YOU are responsible for the behavior and the adherence to our rules for our guests. This especially refers to PARKING, NOISE and RESPECTING OTHER GUESTS!
Please DO respect our other guests, our home and have fun!
Greg and I are foodies that love to entertain. We enjoy people from all walks of life, backgrounds and situations. We are happy to assist you with your visit in any way that we can! We have had over 600 groups of guests in our small Airbnb "compound! We live on the premises so we are available to give you the full Airbnb experience and guide you if you wish or let you be with your thoughts if that is your desire.