About this listing
If you're looking for a place directly in the center of town and close to everything, equipped with all the amenities you could possibly need such as bicycles, wifi, travel adapters, etc., that would be our place, not to mention the advice of a local
Welcome to our home and the beautiful city of Fort Lauderdale!
Located just over 1 mile from the beach directly in the center of town, our location is ideal for anyone interested in touring the city, whether you do so by foot, car, or bicycle. We will gladly offer you our 2 bicycles for you to use as a way to tour the city. Fort Lauderdale is a great city for bicycling and we are very centrally located, being only a 5-10 minute bike ride to the beach and a 10-15 minute bike ride to downtown and Las Olas Blvd.
HOUSE: Our house sits in the safe, cozy neighborhood of Lake Ridge in Fort Lauderdale, within walking distance of a pool, 24/7 drug store, grocery store, bank, restaurants, French bakery, movie theater, mall, homemade gelato shop, post office, water taxi stop, and even a Hustler. You will sleep on a queen size bed in your own private room and you will have your own private bathroom. The entire house is super clean and modern and has all updated appliances. We are both laid back and quite well-travelled, and we have visited and hosted many people before. We are super easy-going and down-to-earth.
AMENITIES: The house has everything you may need, including:
-Two bicycles with locks and lights that you can use to go anywhere in the city, day or night.
-Nice modern kitchen. NOTE: We don't allow any cooking (pots, pans, oven, and stove). We never utilize a kitchen when we travel as it defeats the purpose of traveling by limiting your interaction with the local surroundings and culture, but if you must, simple breakfast foods, sandwiches, snacks, etc. and use of the microwave will be okay.
-Free soap and shampoo as well as a hairdryer. We will also provide you with freshly cleaned towels, linens, and wash cloths.
-Plenty of parking if you have a car
-Washer and dryer
-Cable and wireless internet (AT&T U-verse)
-Personalized maps and info on everywhere to go in Fort Lauderdale/Miami. I have lived here 20 years and know the city extremely well.
-For those from another country, I have an adapter/converter for your electrical appliances.
-If you are driving and don't want to get lost, I can provide you with a Garmin GPS
-Should you need to check your email, print boarding passes, or book your next night of accommodation, you can use our computer.
SUMMARY: We consider ourselves very friendly and generous people who are cultured and laid back. Having been to 37 countries, we are used to interacting with all sorts of people and truly enjoy meeting people from other countries. We know how it feels to be a traveler and we understand what a traveler needs, so you can be assured that we will take good care of you and take care of all your needs. At this point, all we can do is welcome you to Fort Lauderdale.
Interaction with Guests
I'm available 24/7 to answer any question you might have or cater to any needs. So, I'm surely available when you need me, but will keep my distance to respect your space and privacy.
South Florida is extremely vast and the public transportation, that of which exists, is notoriously poor. I highly recommend that you rent a car at the airport for about $25/day if you wish to tour outside of the Fort Lauderdale city center. Our location is at the city center midpoint, so bicycling is a good way to get around should you only wish to tour the city center. Uber is another good option as the taxis here cost twice as much and have a really bad reputation.
The only standing rule pretty much is that we don't allow cooking, like the use of pots, pans, the oven, or stove, as we believe that you should be out exploring the local culture rather than utilizing someone's kitchen for a meal, as we never do this when we travel, but if you insist, quick and easy things for meals (yogurt, cereal, sandwiches, etc.) are okay as well as food that you can just heat in the microwave.
Check-in is flexible as it will depend on if there is another guest still in the house or not, although you will surely be able to check-in no later than 1pm and any time after 1pm if you wish, whether we are home or not. Check-out is at 10am, although you can store your luggage with us should you wish to spend more time in Fort Lauderdale.