Assigned Parking on Rear Driveway
Gate Entrance to Garden and Walkway to Your Guest Apartment
New Kid on the Block! Modern 1 BD Apt. Near Beach
New Kid on the Block! Modern 1 BD Apt. Near Beach

Entire home/flat

3 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds
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My place is close to Hollywood Beach, Ft. Lauderdale Airport, Westlake Park, Anne Kolb Nature Center and Westlake Commons Shopping Center.

You’ll love this place because of the location... The apartment is situated 1.5 miles from the beach, nestled within a quiet residential neighborhood with quick access to shopping, restaurants and the airport.

My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, and business travelers.

The space

This one bed/one bath is my fiancé's labor of love with him doing all of the work himself. The design and amenities are an extension of how we like to live. You will find this apartment to be very clean and restful. Should you experience a rainy day, you will do so in cozy comfort. Aside from providing you with a newly installed air conditioning unit, we also installed a UV light to ensure that the air will be rid of dust mites and thus reduce allergens. The refrigerator is equipped with an amazing water filter that provides you with excellent tasting water (and we enjoy great water already). The bedroom includes a queen bed with a walk-in closet and its own washroom that includes a standup shower. The main living space includes the kitchen/eating area alongside the living space with a sofa that converts to a bed for an additional guest. We are excited to have you come stay with us!

Guest access

The apartment is attached to our main house with its own front door access and full firewall separation in between. You will experience a full garden view with your own assigned parking on the concrete stamped rear driveway which puts you steps away from your guest home. Although the yard is shared, while we are hosting you, you will get to enjoy this space almost exclusively. We are not intrusive, but will be here to assist you if needed.

We are proud owners of three dogs and two cats, but we walk our dogs out of our own front door. The two cats are basically let out during the day to keep other cats away. They are shy by nature and just lounge around. When our young fruit trees starting giving us fruit, they will keep the pesky squirrels away from the harvest! None of our animals are allowed in the guest home. We have family members with intense allergies that come and visit when we are not hosting you so we have chosen to maintain a pet free guest apartment.

Interaction with guests

I will readily make myself available should you need restaurant recommendations and the like. South Florida has been my home for 18 years now and I love to share what I know and love about it here.

Other things to note

We are still upgrading the garden area that you will have access to use and enjoy. Construction will not occur during your stay.

Business travel
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The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: 3PM - 10PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: 16 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: 40
Security Deposit: 200
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 10PM

No reservations by proxy, please. A reservation made by you for you protects us both. :)



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

5 Reviews

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Ira User Profile
April 2017
Apartment is spotless, private and beautifully appointed, with sitting area, full modern kitchen, nice bathroom and comfy bedroom with walk in closet. Modern AC and ceiling fans. Nice big screen tv in the sitting area. Parking was easy (steps away) and right behind the unit. Yard features a gas bbq grill. Location is within a couple blocks of the main drag and the east west road to the interstate and the beach. Only knock is the bed is a bit soft. Otherwise, I would rate this a five. We would definitely return when we visit Dania and Hollywood. Mercedes was responsive and easy to work with.

Christy User Profile
April 2017
With my husband and I relocating to South Florida from Oregon, we needed a place that would be able to accommodate us for up to 3 months. We were in luck as Mercedes and Felix had just listed their "New Kid on the Block". The apartment is located in the backyard of Mercedes and Felix's single family home. Most likely a large semi-detached garage at one point, now a stunning one bedroom apartment used for family and friends. Fully furnished with all the comforts of home, makes this rental perfect for any length of stay in the Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood area. Laundry is shared between the units, however, with Mercedes' quick responses to text mesaages, we never experienced any frustration. Understandably there are some connection issues with the wi-fi when your walls are made of concrete. Bring a wireless bridge if you are concerned. Apartment entrance and parking are separate from the main house so no need to feel guilty about a late night. My husband and I now reside in S. Florida, but definitely recommend the "New Kid" to anyone visiting.

Domenico User Profile
January 2017
Our stay at Mercedes' place was great, I was there with my brother visiting some friends over Christmas and NYE and we couldn't have found a better place. The apartment was new and specious, had a great kitchen, nice bedroom and bathroom, lots of storage space, good wifi and a beautiful garden with a BBQ! We rented a car during our stay and we had a parking lot right at our doorstep which was really comfortable, overall we felt just like home! The place is just a short drive to the beach as well as several restaurants and a shopping center, about 20/25 mins drive to the city which was good for us as we didn't want to get stuck in the traffic and chaos of the busy holiday times. We would strongly recommend this place for people looking for a quiet stay in a welcoming environment! Thank you very much guys!

Brittany User Profile
December 2016
Where do I begin?! I will have to start off by stating that Ms. Mercedes is one of the sweetest hosts I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. The apartment is located in a quiet, quaint neighborhood located just a few minutes from grocery stores, restaurants, movie theaters, the highway and so much more. The location was ideal for all of our travel needs! Furthermore, the apartment was IMMACULATE. Not a speck of dust in sight. It is beautifully decorated. The kitchen is a fantastic size and well equipped for all your cooking needs. The bedroom is cozy and the closet is so spacious - with plenty of space to hang and fold all your clothes. The bathroom was so clean with a beautiful modern touch. Overall, if it is not clear already, I am so so happy with my stay here! The apartment is a great find in the heart of Dania and to top it all off, Mercedes is incredible! The love and care Ms.Mercedes and her fiancé have put into this apartment is beyond evident. This apartment is a must and the next time I need a place in this area, I will definitely check back here! To Mercedes, thank you so much!
Mercedes User Profile
Response from Mercedes:
Brittany, thank you again for the kind words. Felix and I would be happy to have you back anytime! Happy holidays to you and yours- M.E.
December 2016

Melissa User Profile
December 2016
This place was extremely clean and fresh inside, newly remodel with great taste. There is No dresser but there is a large walk in closet however there are so many extra blankets and pillows on the shelves, there isnt any room for clothes that you wouldn't hang. The place is a rear entrance through the alley and given the neighborhood isn't the greatest (gang signs up and down the alley, several homeless people ), I didnt feel safe after darkness. The owners has 5 pets in the home and the yard is shared. There is no privacy while outside on the patio which it didnt look like that in the pictures or wasn't made aware or asked about allergies. I believe I was bitten by fleas while sitting outside at patio table. I had to purchase Hydrocroizone itch cream during my stay and came home with tons of insect bites on my lower legs due to sitting outside by the patio table. With that being said, the location was great for what we needed and pretty close to everything you need including stores and food places if you can get past the smells. The beach and the expressway is very close. The price was right but I would NOT stay here again.
Mercedes User Profile
Response from Mercedes:
Melissa, I am very surprised by your review as I asked you how you were finding everything. The only thing you mentioned was that your first and only other experience with Airbnb was renting an apartment with the owner not on property and you preferred it that way. As a newbie, I will work on the description and post more photos depicting the layout. I do recall that from our conversation. I am not aware of any gang symbols in the neighborhood. Also, Felix and I mentioned to you and your daughter that you should safeguard against mosquitoes and no see ums as we are a coastal community. Our place is very safe and not a converted garage. It was originally a part of the main house with original terrazzo flooring which simply does not exist in a garage. Apparently, my initial read of you as a fellow pet owner where you stated that you have one cat and dog yourself, well, I will think better of that even though your daughter happily enjoyed playing with our dogs. None of our animals has fleas and we do frequently pressure wash the patio area. We can very easily keep our animals in our home with no impact to our guests. You shared some personal family information that signaled to me that you may not have been in the best place to enjoy our apartment. I overlooked the fact that under the perfume smell in certain parts of the apartment, there was a detectable smell of smoke. I was able to chase it out after a day and half. I chose not to impact your security deposit due to your searching out your daughter's new school while on a budget. Your trip was also marred by the passing of your family member which I also took into consideration. I am a nice person, but I am not a pushover. You did strike me as someone that likes to get over on people (mentioning changing tables at Nick's on the Beach without signaling and telling me that if they don't charge you and you walk, too bad). I was put on alert during that conversation, but certainly did not expect sabotage. The favorable review I gave to you and your daughter does primarily apply, except for the smoke smell within my apartment. If you continue to book with Airbnb, might I suggest keeping the lines of communication open? It also appears that the diverse nature of the neighborhood does not appeal to your Midwestern sensibilities. South Florida hosts people from all over the world... Germany, France, Canada and South America to name a few. Despite all of this, I wish your daughter the best in choosing the University that fits her ambitions. I wish you peace during the holiday season. M.E.
December 2016

Hollywood, Florida, United StatesJoined in August 2016
Mercedes User Profile

I am an avid lover of music and food... Seafood, especially Florida stone crab is one of my favorites . I also enjoy hunting down interesting hard cover books at the dollar store for A DOLLAR. In the past, I have combined business travel to my hometown with extended stays to reconnect with family and friends. What a bonus! Along with my fiancé, Felix, we are here to make your stay with us comfortable and relaxing.

Languages: Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day
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