Thanks so much Doug! Great home & we had a wonderful stay. Appreciate that you were so responsive and very hospitable. We’ll definitely stay again if it’s available!
- Locale - close to the beach & super close accessible main thoroughfares and shopping, Publix, Winn Dixie, Best Buy, Target, Walmart, a mall, etc. (less than 1-2 miles). Walgreens is a walkable three blocks. Breakfast joint is three blocks away too. Downtown Fort Lauderdale is a $7 Uber ride away.
- House – the pictures are 100% accurate, it’s amazing how roomy the setup is and that it's even more spacious than the pictures look. It’s exceptionally clean, well taken care of, and has a great living room that has huge windows looking out into the pool area. Actually, the windows span the entire length of the back part of the house. It makes the ‘hang out’ space massive between the living room/piano area and the pool. There were only four of us and we had plenty of space. It can definitely accommodate 3 couples spending time in the inside dining room, tv room, and living room common areas, plus the outside pool patio; it's also a big plus that none of the bedrooms share walls for total privacy. Kitchen and bathroom were spotless & shiny. Showers had great pressure, and plenty of hot water our group of four to take showers back to back. The rooms were large with big super-comfortable beds, fluffy Hilton Hotel style pillows & comforters, which we enjoy. Like the other guests say, Doug is very generous in what he’s happy to share with guests – pool toys, paper plates, paper towels, cabinet full of the extras (spices, olive oil, sugar). We agree with the reviewers that dislike buying one-time-use then pitching. At Doug's there’s definitely a welcome sense to use whatever you need, and then folks ‘pay it forward’ by leaving unopened items, unused suntan lotion, etc. Plus, these ‘extra amenities’ are all very organized and not just thrown in the cabinet or piled on top of each other some random storage area. Not sure if that’s because of Doug, his cleaning staff, or just because he chooses his guests well who know how to respect the next guy.
- Host – very responsive, extremely accommodating & really wanted us to have a nice time. The house rules are very thoughtful, cover anything you need by giving clear instructions on how to enjoy the house (how to work this or that) but also on the must-do’s before check out (and leave the place in good order), which we appreciated & were happy to comply. Definitely recommend this place. I need to check out if he has other locations!
Guest reviews – Cons
- None. Seriously.