A view from the interiorThe main entrance and the front office
Charming studio just steps to the beach #6
Hosted by Max & Gina
Max & Gina is the host.
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
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We are a small inn which has been family owned and run for over five decades now. What was once a classic 50's motor inn has been transformed into a lush, tropical paradise reminiscent of old Florida. For three generations, we have offered the same friendly and casual hospitality that the tropics is known for. Here you will find a charming and unique atmosphere and an authentic attitude toward service.

The space

With rooms overlooking both our shady, verdant garden and our sunny poolside deck, you will truly get a taste of old Florida. Just steps from the beach, our small inn is a great place to enjoy a vacation by the ocean. We are located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, close to many scenic attractions such as Birch State Park and the Bonnet House, many shops and restaurants near Sunrise beach and on Las Olas boulevard.

Each room comes equipped with a kitchenette or full kitchen with a refrigerator and cooking utensils. Most rooms are one-room studio apartments as snowbirds often stay for the entire winter.

Rooms have 2 Single beds that can be fitted as a King size, we are working on getting Queen/King size in the future.

Guest access

Our guests have access to the pool from 8 am - 8 pm, a self service barbecue grill, a BYOB bar, table tennis, coin operated laundry facilities, WiFi, and complementary parking.

Interaction with guests

We live on the grounds, and we are available to help make your stay more pleasant during normal working hours (9-5) and for any emergencies that occur after hours. The rooms are serviced Monday - Friday, but if you need fresh towels on the weekends, feel free to let us know.

Other things to note

In our lobby, we offer information on various local attractions.

Our place is charming and small, and we offer a warmer and more local experience than a standardized business hotel or off-ramp motel with the opportunity to socialize with other guests if desired or keep to yourself.

For the last ten years, we have been providing accommodation to English language school students who stay for weeks or months at a time.

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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 1PM - 5PM
Self check-in with doorman

- Smoking outside only
- Weekdays quiet after 10 pm


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

15 Reviews

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Sarah User Profile
August 2017
Everything was fine, we enjoyed our stay!

Cal & Valerie User Profile
July 2017
We stayed in #8. The king size bed was very comfortable (I don't say this lightly, we have stayed in lots of Airbnb places where the bed was hard like a rock...), so much so that my spouse who has trouble sleeping many nights slept well our whole time there. There is a ceiling fan over the bed, and the a/c cooled adequately. Everything worked, was clean, and the kitchen has enough dishes for meals (and a drip coffee maker!). As is noted up front, this place is not new, so don't expect granite and no-touch faucets. Refrigerator was pretty new, and worked well. The closet was huge, many hangers provided, so if staying several days plenty of space. We really liked the 1.5 block walk to the beach. At the beach are some bolted down chairs where you can just hang out and enjoy the ocean. We were there because I was attending a conference at the Marriott Harbor Beach, and this place was half the price for a room at the conference hotel, plus we could make our own breakfasts and lunches. Took about 12 minutes to drive there with little traffic early in the morning, but about 25 once the crowds were swarming the beach areas in between. Overall a comfortable, affordable place to stay away from the frantic pace of a large hotel.

Damon User Profile
July 2017
Great room. Cozy. Will be here again.

Kevin User Profile
July 2017
Great place. Eclectic considering area. This place is surrounded by high rise buildings and it is amazing it has survived the development in the area. It was pleasant there.

Guina User Profile
June 2017
Max, Gina, and Michael could not have been more pleasant or helpful! They saw to our every need and went above and beyond in some circumstances. All the reviews I read prior to going were correct. The place is old but well-kept and very nostalgic for those of you who know what old Florida was like. The walk to the beach was easy.

Matthew User Profile
May 2017
Great little place walking distance from the beach easy uber drive the bars since in Fort Lauderdale.

Deja User Profile
May 2017
Location is great close to nearly everything and the sea is right up the block. The place during our stay was filthy; the kitchen doesn't work; the bathroom is gross; PestControl may pop in for a surprise visit; it may be a rough stay.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United StatesJoined in March 2015
Max & Gina User Profile

Hi, we're Max (24) and Gina (21) and we're Fort Lauderdale natives.
We love traveling, and we've spent time backpacking around Europe and Asia, and we hope to have the opportunity to travel more in the future. For now, we're enjoying what our own area has to offer: beautiful beaches, waterways to explore, a ton of bars and restaurants, and different events every weekend.

We've stayed in a lot of different airbnb properties, motels, hotels, campgrounds, etc. over the years, so we try to offer what we would like: a relaxing environment where you can live as you like.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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