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We take our hospitality seriously, so if there is ANYTHING that concerns you, please let us know during your stay and we will do our best to make your stay more comfortable. We want you to have a restful and enjoyable experience with local hosts ready to guide you during your trip. We have a humble home, but we hope to make you feel like you are staying at a friend's house rather than a hotel. So, if you don't mind a little bit of chit-chat and maybe a hug, this is the place for you.
Hi! Heather and Benjamin here! We are here to make sure that you love the Fort Lauderdale/Miami area. We are very friendly people that love to travel, cook, and meet new people. We are very accepting of many different lifestyles. We have traveled to approx 40 countries and lived in 3 different countries (Canada, India, and China). We also love to sail. We do not have children or pets and we do not smoke. We work during the week, so we tend to keep early hours during the week however, we love to show guests around the area over the weekends if we can. If you have your own schedule that is perfectly fine, but we would at least enjoy a few minutes getting to know you. We also want to make sure that you don't get stuck in tourist traps, so do what the locals do!
OUR GUEST ROOM & EXRA BED
We offer a queen bed that sleeps 2 in a private room with a bathroom in the hallway common area right next to the room (it will be private unless we have some guests over that need to use the facilities). The mattress is covered with a plastic covering and everything is washed after each stay. We have several pillows and plenty of clean sheets and towels. The bedroom and bathroom has just been renovated with a new paint job and tile. It also has a closet and a chest with drawers for your convenience.
We have 2 other rooms that can be booked if additional space is needed. We have a queen blow up bed that can go in the room, however space will be limited if this is the case. We also have have an additional room that we use for storage and laundry that has a queen blow up bed can be put in this room. We keep this clean and tidy (we may need to access this room during the day). You may also hear the air conditioning unit in the extra room. It is fairly quiet, but has a soft hum.
We live in a cozy 4 bedroom 3 bathroom 1950's house offering several rooms to guests, so you may meet other people staying with us. We just fully renovated the house with tile bathrooms, hardwood floors throughout the guest area. We have a lush tropical landscape and a fence fully surrounding the house for privacy. We stay in the house with you.
We live in a very diverse up-and-coming urban neighborhood in the city close to the beach, downtown (Las Olas), Wilton Manors and the cruise port. It is a neighborhood with small homes built in the 1950's that has a view of the city buildings. It is typically quiet, but you may hear city sounds (taxis, cars, people walking by, music) during the day and dusk, especially during the busy season when tourists are here. Occasionally on the weekends, and especially during big holidays there can be a pretty festive atmosphere with lots of parties, music, and people into the night because of the tourism and the close proximity to Downtown Wilton Manors and Fort Lauderdale.. We have a supermarket and plenty of restaurants and shops within 10 minutes walking distance. We can show you fantastic little Cuban, Peruvian, and Haitian restaurants that are close to us (fresh sandwiches and empanadas) and open during the day! There are lots of shops that serve a variety of clientele in the evening about 10 minutes walk.
CHECK IN / OUT
Check in is between 6pm and 9pm. If we can accommodate an earlier or later check in or check out we will, but you must confirm with us first. We typically work during the day, so a later check in is better during the week. However, if you plan to get in earlier than our scheduled check in, please contact us to see if we can assist you.
Having a car definitely makes it easier to get around Ft. Lauderdale & Miami. In fact, we highly recommend it. Miami/Ft. Lauderdale does not have the best public transit system, however it is possible to get to most major attractions from our house because we are located in the city close to downtown. From our house (via a bus) you can get to Downtown Fort Lauderdale and the beaches (there is a bus line that regularly runs to the beaches). We are a little over a mile form the bus terminal for our city, and all of the bus lines go through this terminal. You have two options to get to this terminal. You can walk (plan on 1.5mi) or you can take the bus that passes by our house (a 2 minute walk) and goes directly to the terminal. From the bus terminal you can get to Miami and most other attractions. You also have the option of taking the train (Tri-Rail) which is faster, but will require more connections.
-a shared kitchen and living room.
-free high-speed wifi throughout the house
-HBO & cable in the main room.
-free parking available at night.
-use of the washer and dryer.
-use of a hairdryer.
-an iron and table.
Benjamin and Heather were very nice and accommodating. Both the room and bathroom were spotless. Benjamin allowed us to do our laundry and even provided detergent. We were very tired when we got in, so we didn't spend much time with Benjamin or Heather, but they allowed us a great, quiet afternoon nap and they left a very nice note on the door in the morning with instructions to just leave the key on the bed and wished us safe travels. The stay was super easy and peaceful. We will definitely contact them again the next time we need to stay a night in Ft. Lauderdale.
It seems nowadays, in the hustle and bustle of life, it's rarer than EVER to find people who not only GENIUNELY LIKE PEOPLE but who also take the TIME to sit down and enjoy a conversation! This is Benjamin and Heather!
Benjamin really worked with me on my check-in time, as the conference I was attending nearby had super early and super late hours. He also followed up to confirm my arrival and check-in. As soon as I arrived, he showed me around the house, gave me a run down of his best practices for guests' maximum enjoyment during their stay and gave me my own shelf in the frig. Super nice!
The room I stayed in was simple, clean, comfy and inviting. Benjamin and Heather never entered my room (unless I asked them too) and the temperature of the house was comfy the entire weekend.
The bathroom was beautiful. I am a freak when it comes to other people's bathrooms because many people do not thoroughly clean them. This was not a problem here. Not only was the bathroom thoroughly cleaned (i.e. no hard water spots in sink, no rings in the toilet, no rust in the tub, no dirt on floor, no spots on mirror), it was wonderfully decorated with a nice shower curtain, plush towels and an assortment of hand soaps. Hehehe. I know, I know, I'm a bit much. But hey, LITTLE THINGS make a BIG difference!
Parking was very easy. Conversation about world travels was greatly enjoyed. And it was just a great experience overall. I really couldn't have asked for a better first-time Airbnb experience!
Oh, while I didn't get a chance to explore the area due to my conference's long hours, I know Benjamin and Heather reside basically in downtown Ft. Lauderdale and are close to plenty of good beach, good food, good shopping and good places to hang out. So, if you want to meet two INCREDIBLY beautiful (inside and out), friendly people who treat you like an old friend AND who will point you in the direction of the best Ft. Lauderdale has to offer, all while enjoying clean, fresh, comfy accommodations, look no farther ...Benjamin and Heather's place is for YOU!
PS Ask Heather to make you her special beverage and show you the sleeping rhinos! You won't regret it. :)
Thank you Heather and Benjamin. You are the sweetest couple (and Heather has the most amazing smile!). You were very discreet - letting us have our privacy - yet always ready to help on request. Our stay at your house fitted with our needs perfectly. Easy access every where , easy check in/ check out, quiet at night. Thanks also for letting us keep all our luggage at your house during our last day as we had a late evening flight.
We were in Fort Lauderdale at Heather&Benjamin's house for three nights. We had a room with private bathroom, everything was clean and just perfect prepared for guests. Heather and Benjamin are very friendly, helpful and hospitable. We really enjoyed our stay there, it's a place that we can highly recommend!!! Thank you Heather and Benjamin!!!
Heather and Benjamin were very sympathic and helpful in everything I needed during my stay. I recommend :)
This was our second stay during our Florida trip. The room is big, nice, clean and comfy bed. The location is good when you have a car, nice beach and resturantes. This time we met also Heather, was nice to meet her. Check-In and Out easy.
È stato un peccato rimanere una notte sola a casa di Heather e Benjamin! Sono delle persone gentilissime e disponibili, e la loro casa è molto grande e pulita. La stanza era magnifica, così come il (website hidden) tornerei sicuramente e la consiglio a tutti!
Heather & Benjamin are the best host in Florida They has been doing this for a long time and it shows. They are well-organized and excellent tour guide for their city & state. What you read in the other reference list here are right on the mark 100% TRUE The world is a big & beautiful place you will meet all sorts of strangers and wonderful people through Airbnb I am new to Airbnb and at the time only had one reference Heather & Benjamin gave me a chance. They are usually looking for someone who has a long history in Airbnb. Being a novice at Airbnb I hope I was not, a disappointment had an excellent experience with both host. I will tell the world. I will shout it from the rooftops and every new host that I come in contact with during my future travels. When I write my autobiography, I will talk about Heather & Benjamin in the very first chapter. Please make a special trip to Flordia just to visit and see for yourself
Heather and Benjamin are very gracious hosts and we were sorry we were not able to see more of them. They were most understanding about our unavoidably late arrival and Benjamin was very patient in guiding us to their home from the airport, where we had picked up our car. Very clean room, and very quiet neighbourhood.
Heather & Benjamin were a complete delight! They were very attentive to my needs and very helpful with suggestions for restaurants in the area. Their suggestions that I tried were delicious. If I am ever back in the Ft. Lauderdale area I will definitely choose to stay with them again. I had a wonderful time, wish it could have been longer.