Come to our Zen retreat in east Fort Lauderdale and relax in the South Florida sun and warmth. You will arrive as our exclusive guest but leave as our friend.
Our charming home with very private yard and an awesome salt water pool (not heated) is perfect for a weekend get-a-way to sunny and fun Fort Lauderdale. Pool and deck areas are clothing optional so you can work on your all-over tan or relax with your favorite book under the palm trees. At night, you can still enjoy the pool and deck when it's most romantically lit. Plenty of tropical trees, birds, plants and flowers will surround you while lounging in our patio. Many guests like to stay with us a few days before going or returning on a cruises from Port Everglades which is about 7 miles away. Some guests rarely leave as their visit was to relax and enjoy the sun and that’s fine with us.
Though public transportation is only a few blocks away, most of our guests rent a car during their visit or use our bicycles to get around. If you’re renting a car, there’s plenty of parking on our driveway and will not cost you anything extra. Because of our great location, the airport (FLL) is only 7 miles to the south and the beach is less than 2 miles to the east (about a 20 minute walk). Wilton Manors (our gay area), Sabastian Beach and Downtown are all a short drive from the house. Sawgrass Mills outlet mall is about 15 miles to the west or about a 30 minute drive. We are in the center of town nettled in a quiet neighborhood and surrounded by a great assortment of restaurants. From the inexpensive fast food to the some of the finest restaurants in the state are within minutes away and yes, you can walk to many of the restaurants near us.
Guest room is done in a tropical "Key West" motif with cheerful yellow walls and comes with your private TV, DVD player, iPod player and iPhone charger. Queen bed comes with soft Egyptian cotton sheets over a memory foam mattress cover. Guest room is just feet away from pool and bathroom is adjacent to room. Bathroom with tub/shower comes with plenty of soft towels and pool/beach towels along with complimentary soap, shampoo, conditioner and body lotion, just like a hotel. Light continental breakfast (mostly organic and very healthy) is included as well as wireless internet access throughout the property. Home is kept very clean and we share it with two wonderful,l yet shy, purebred cats (Rosie and Ruso).
Airport pickup can be arranged in advance and charge is $25 each way (from/to Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FLL). Unless you are booking a couple of months in advance, we typically prefer to host anytime from Thursday night to Monday mornings. If you require more days, let us know and we'll see if this possible - please don't hesitate to ask. During your stay, we will always be around to answer any questions you may have but we also know when to leave you alone to enjoy the peacefulness of our home.
For guests new to Airbnb, please note that inquiries don't necessarily guarantee a confirmed reservation. We try to answer all inquiries as quickly as possible so that guests can make their decision of whether to stay with us or not. You can inquire as much as you wish but only when you pay and Airbnb provides you with our physical address are you actually staying with us. If you're wondering why we charge a little more than others, please read our reviews and take at look at our location. Also, please note that we don't have additional charges such as cleaning or parking fees.
Safe travels and thanks for your interest in staying with us !
Everything about this listing is accurate! Noel and Doug were very generous host that I enjoyed spending time with and hope to see again in the very near future. I enjoyed having the opportunity to have coffee and breakfast treats each day with my host...both very interesting, thoughtful, professionals (that both happen to be great looking men)! The entire home is immaculately clean with a designer showplace feel without being stuffy. My room was very comfortable, especially the very plush soft covers on the bed! They offered the little touches in toiletries that hotels offer and had back up items of virtually anything you may have forgotten (tooth brush, conditioner, razor, etc.) If anyone is concerned about the cats - absolutely no worries. They are very shy cats and you rarely see them. I have been allergic before but not here - there was no cat smell, hair, or anything to cause concern. The pool was the perfect temperature and had salt water...I only wish I had spent more time at the pool and with my new friends. The beach was easy to get to with plenty of restaurants and shops. I can't wait to go back!
Our stay was absolutely wonderful!! The house is beautiful - especially the Pool! ♥ Our room was cozy, clean and comfortable (with seperate bathroom). Everthing there what you need. Noel is a great host, very helpful and kind. He even made breakfast for us. we were gladly Noels and Dougs guests. We would definitely stay here again. Thank you both :)
Noel is a perfect host, really caring about his guests wellbeing.
He did everything to make us feel like home and have a pleasant stay.
He gave us good addresses where to eat, where to go out.
His house is very cozy, comfortable, and really clean.
Close to all major spots (better if you have a car though).
We had a wonderful stay at Noel and Doug's place.
We greatly appreciated your reception.
Noel est un hôte parfait, toujours soucieux du bien être de ses invités.
Tout était fait pour que nous nous sentions comme à la maison, et que notre séjour soit agréable.
Il connaît très bien la ville et a pu nous donner de bons conseils pour dîner ou (website hidden) maison est cozy, confortable, et surtout très propre.
Proche des spots majeurs en ville (il vaut cependant mieux être véhiculé).
Nous avons passé un séjour idéal chez Noël et Doug, et avons grandement apprécié leur accueil.
Where shall we begin? When I was looking for a accommodation to stay in Fort Lauderdale..there were a lot..but somehow Noels description about the house and the accommodation suited me the best and I had a good feeling allthough we didnt wanted to stay while somebody is during our stay in the house too. And when we arrivied at their house we knew it was the right feeling. It was such a warm welcome. Everyone who ever has the chance to stay in such a amazing luxury house dont want to go back in his own shoe box :) the room we slept in was super super OUTSTANDING clean and decent (like the rest of their house) the bed is very cozy and offers a lot of space for your cloths to stow. We had our own private bathroom with clean and cuddly towels. They offered us to spend a day at the pool with these awesome cozy sunloungers. We enjoyed ourselves very well. Noel & Dough are the greatest hosts we ever met. They made our stay gorgeous and best part of our 2 weeks Florida trip. We highly recommend the stay at Noels&Doughs House!!! We defenitly come back and are so thankful that we met two great characters and found two new friends!
Our three nights at Doug and Noël's house was the best time during our Florida trip! From the second we stepped into their beautiful villa we felt very welcomed and their hospitality is truly amazing. They have got a lovely house with a relaxing backyard with a nice swimming pool and every amenity that you might need. They allow privacy if that is what you want but they are also interested in getting to know you and offer great company.
Truly great ambassadeurs of Florida! Highly recommended!
Everything was as advertised, my wife and I had a great weekend here. Wonderful and welcoming, I would recommend without reservation. Thanks again Noel.
De merveilleux hôtes, dans une maison exceptionnelle...
Nous avons tout aimé ! Le quartier est très sympa (prévoyez une voiture). La maison est extraordinairement propre et accueillante.
Noel et Doug sont de très belles personnes que nous aurons plaisir à revoir si l'occasion se présente...l'invitation tient toujours !
Je recommande chaleureusement cette annonce...vous ne serez pas déçus !
Merci encore pour ces moments partagés...nous avons parlé anglais pour le reste de l'année.
Un tierno abrazo par los dos...
For our first trip with Airbnb we booked the room based on favorable reviews and breathtaking photos. This charming home lived up to, and eclipsed, all our expectations. The entire property is quite charming and inviting. The grounds and pool are exceptional; the bathroom was spotless and had lovely products provided. We cannot say enough about these accommodations! The bed was so comfortable, we struggled to get up each morning and explore southern Florida. Most importantly, Noel and Doug are excellent hosts. They are very friendly and helpful, while respecting guests’ privacy. Lively conversations and laughter filled the house during our stay, and we relished every moment of our visit. We would happily stay here again!
I had a fantastic time there! Noel and Doug did everything to make my stay at their house absolutely enjoyable. The house is gorgeous, the room perfectly equipped, the backyard and the pool are beautiful - all located in a nice and very safe neighborhood, The beach is even in walking distance. My hosts explained everything and answered all of my questions, they had great suggestions of how to make your stay in Fort Lauderdale an unforgettable good time. I definitely recommend them!
Noel and Doug were fantastic hosts. They made us feel really welcome, and were truly interested in getting to know us. The house is beautiful. Noel made sure the guest bathroom was stock with everything you might have forgotten from a hairdryer to toothbrushes. The house is very well located, minutes from the beach and plenty of restaurants. We highly recommend Noel's place.
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