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Sue Morrison

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Pelican Grand-Right on ocean! 2 Queen Beds - Best unit in the Resort !!

183 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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Overview

Fort Lauderdale Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

Thank you so much for considering our unit at the Pelican Grand Beach Resort.

Steve and I purchased our rental in mid 2011, and have enjoyed spending family time at the resort with our children and grand kids.

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Each year, we continue to make more and more updates to make your vacation experience the best it can be.

Some of the differences you'll find between our room and others (both the privately or resort owned units) are:

- Leather Lazy Boy couch, with recliners on both ends. (All other units have either the old original or recovered sofa, not anywhere near as comfy.)

- New Lazy Boy Loveseat, with a pull out twin bed. (All other units have either the original or recovered loveseat.)

- Two 46 inch flat screen TVs (for units like ours, the resort offers one 42 inch flat screen and another very large old standard hotel unit)

- Larger compact fridge (just replaced the small original 2 cubic foot compact fridge with a 4.4 cubic foot model)

- Larger microwave (just replaced the smaller original unit with a high end convection model)

- Better lighting (lights added to ceiling fans in both bedroom and den area)

- More seating/better chairs (got rid of two old rattan chairs and replaced with four smaller chairs)

- Plus, plus, plus more....

The reason for all the above differences is we really want our unit at the Pelican to feel like home for us and for our guests. I think we've met our goal.

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The Pelican Grand Beach Resort is a Four Star Resort, located directly on the beach in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The oceanfront resort is situated on 500 feet of sandy beach, perfect for tanning and swimming. The property is one of only two resort/hotels in Fort Lauderdale located directly on the ocean, as almost all other hotels/resorts are located across A1A.

From our 5th floor unit, the view is amazing. You can sit on the private balcony, look out over the water and hear the sounds of waves crashing onto the shore.

The upscale resort is ideal for:

• Couples for a Romantic Getaway, featuring Private Room with Private Balcony, Oceanside Veranda, Private Beach, Upscale Bar/Lounge, and Rooftop Patio

• Families with Children, as the Resort Property is directly on the Ocean, and featuring a Resort-style Pool and Lazy River, and an Ice Cream Shoppe

• Business Professionals seeking an Upscale and Relaxing Environment with High-Speed Internet Access, Business Center, Oceanside Restaurant ideal for Business Meetings, Upscale Bar/Lounge

FREE OF CHARGE AMENITIES

- Lazy River tubing ride (heated)

- Oceanfront Fitness Center

- Pool and beach towels

- Beach chairs and umbrellas

- Cribs

- Roller beds

- Mini Refrigerator and microwave

- Sitting area with a table and 4 chairs

- Room safe

- Coffee maker

- Iron and ironing board

- Alarm clock/radio

OTHER AMENITIES AVAILABLE AT THE RESORT

- Restaurant with oceanfront breakfast, lunch and dinner

- Poolside cocktail lounge

- Business services

- Old fashioned ice cream parlor and gift shop.

- Satellite TV with premium channels

- Concierge service available

- Underground valet parking - rate is $30/day, plus taxes

- Internet Access - rate is $19.95/day per device, plus taxes. (Consider using your smart phone as a 'hotspot' alternative.)

- Guest laundry

5TH FLOOR, Direct oceanfront resort room with private balcony and comfortable chairs. The Bedroom has 2 Queen Size beds with pillow top mattresses. There are two televisions (bedroom and den) with premium cable channels. Compact refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, and voicemail. Perfect for enjoying the gorgeous beach at sunrise and sunset.

Resort activities: Veranda with rocking chairs runs the entire length of the resort, Oceanside restaurant and bar both have outdoor seating available on the veranda overlooking the beach for drinks or meals, Lounge chairs, Umbrellas and towels are available for the beach, Valet parking, 500-Foot Private Beach, Heated Swimming Pool and Lazy River, Poolside Cocktail Lounge, Oceanfront Fitness Center, Games, Ice Cream Emporium and Gift Shop inside the resort, Computers and Business Center in the lobby.

Recreation activities: Open Air Cafes and Shopping on Las Olas Blvd, Deepsea Fishing, Golfing, Tennis, Jet Skiing, Parasailing, Snorkeling/Scuba/Reef Diving

The resort requires that you are at least 21 years of age and have a valid credit card to check in.

Check-in 4:00pm, Check-out 11:00am

FEES:

o Valet parking: If you have a car, the resort charges $30/day, plus 11% tax, with in-and-out privileges. Unfortunately, there is no other alternative for parking in the area; however, there is taxi service and a city bus line that runs right outside the resort.

o Housecleaning: $75 Check-out Cleaning fee, plus 11% tax is required. If you wish to have additional cleaning during your visit, the resort changes $35 per occurrence, plus 11% tax. You must request optional housecleaning when you check in if you want your room cleaned and the Consumable Supplies replaced by the Resort staff during your stay. If you do not request optional housecleaning, there will be no replenishment of Consumable Supplies (for example, toilet paper, Kleenex, shampoo, conditioner, soap, coffee, cups, clean towels, etc.) during your stay.

o Reservation Fee: $20 Check-in reservation fee, plus 11% tax. (This is a fee we collect and are required to pass through to the resort.)

o Internet Access: Effective January 23, 2014, the Pelican Grand began charging for Internet access for all privately owned units. The new policy is to charge $19.95 per day per device, plus 11% tax. This seems very high to us, but they claim this is consistent with pricing at other hotels in the area. As an alternative, we suggest you use the personal hotspots that are available on most smart phones as a more economical alternative to signing into the Pelican WIFI. Go to ‘settings’ on your phone and turn on the ‘hotspot’ button. It should show you the name of your phone’s network and the password for you to use on your other devices to hook up. Then go to wireless connections on your laptop, select the name of your phone’s network and enter the password. You can enter multiple devices at the same time on your hotspot network, i.e. I-pads and computers. Please note that if you use this to watch movies or other high data uses, you will want to keep an eye on your service provider’s data limit.

Keywords: Condo Hotel, Beach, Pool, Lazy River, Oceanfront, Balcony

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sue Morrison (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Sue Morrison

We are a retired couple from Iowa who miss the ocean. When we first saw the Pelican Grand, we fell in love and knew we wanted to spend more time there.

Sue Morrison purchased this condo in 2011

Why Sue Morrison chose Fort Lauderdale

The view!!! Being able to have breakfast, lunch and dinner looking out over the ocean. Enjoying a cocktail on the private balcony.

What makes this condo unique

Short car ride to many fantastic restaurants, night clubs and shopping areas.

Close to cruise terminals of Fort Lauderdale and Miami.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a delightful time in room #512! The view was awesome and the accommodations were just right for our family at this time. Unfortunately our flight on 12/25 was canceled and we did not arrive until the afternoon of the 26th. We had planned to explore a bit more but instead stayed mostly at the resort.



We have never traveled before during the Christmas holiday. The hotel seemed to be a bit understaffed but we never had to wait for a table or food. The challenge seemed more to be around the towel situation at the pool and beach as well as accommodating stressed visitors with enough beach due to higher than usual high tides! In the midst of it all, the staff was unbelievably kind and pleasant!



I will sign up to your Facebook page and look forward to another opportunity to visit Ft. Lauderdale again!



Happy New Year!
Dec 2015
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Pelican Grand-Right on ocean! 2 Queen Beds - Best unit in the Resort !!
average rating of 4.9836063 based on 201 reviews
Canfield, Ohio
5

Pelican Grand

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Fort Lauderdale, and staying at the Pelican Grand, was perfect!

The staff was very friendly, the grounds were beautiful. The view of the Atlantic was a picture. I highly recommend staying here. My family and I will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Terrific place

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed in this wonderful unit for 3 nights in June. Very comfortable. Fantastic views of ocean. The Pelican Grand is an incredible facility. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome Mini-Getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

I have been staying at the Pelican Grand Beach Resort for years. For the past few stays I discovered VRBO and will never rent another way except through here. Great deals for a wonderful beach resort. The unit is very spacious, accommodates 5 comfortably. Love but I mean LOVE the larger fridge and microwave. It fit all of our food for our stay. The view is spectacular! Renting was easy and fast. I booked on a Sunday and received a call that same day from the owner Sue who was very pleasant & helpful. Looking forward to many more stays in this unit.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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denver, north carolina
5

BEST VACATION! !!

  • 5 of 5

This is the third or 4th time that I have rented from sue . She is great to deal with and always available to answer any questions that you may have . The resort is fantastic , the views and beach are incredible. If you are thinking about renting from sue . Do it ! She is wonderful amd you will not be disappointed at all . The staff at the resort is very helpful and friendly . The food and the service at the resturant for breakfast, lunch and dinner is very good and very reasonably priced compared to local resturants around town . THANK YOU SUE !!!! Jeannine NC ...

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Fantstic Rental Unit; Fantastic Resort

  • 5 of 5

My wife and 3 yr old daughter had a phenomenal vacation at the Pelican. The condo unit is in great condition and the extra amenities provided by the owners (such as the larger refrigerator, microwave, toaster, etc.) make breakfast and lunch easy and inexpensive for long beach days. The unit is very spacious with a great view and at a significant discount compared to the hotel rooms. The resort itself has a great set up for families with kids and older couples traveling alone as well. The staff is very friendly and helpful and go out of their way to make everything perfect for you.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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5

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Very nice stay!

We have stayed at the Pelican Grand 3 previous times but not this unit.

We loved this one!

The larger refrigerator was very helpful, as well as the extra small table.

The balcony with rockers and table was a favorite spot.

Communication with owners was great, timely, and full of the necessary info needed.

The beds were very comfortable.

The staff at resort,as always, are very accommodating. The pool, lazy river, and beach are the best in Fort Lauderdale!

Although the beach is not great for boogie boarding , our 6 year old appreciated that plenty were available to borrow. Great beach for a beach walk and in May the water was so warm.

The restaurants are a bit pricey for dinner but lunch is reasonable. We love to have lunch delivered pool side once during our stay. We also ate at Ocean2000 for lunch - excellent service and very good seafood.

We recommend this unit to families or couples.

We definitely would rent again.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Fort Lauderdale International Airport
Nearest Barpub
First floor of the Pelican Grand
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Cruise ships at Port Everglades
Nearest Restaurant
Two restaurants located in the Pelican Grand
Nearest Beach
Right there, just walk out the back of the resort
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Fort Lauderdale Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
July, 2016
Jul 2 2016 - Jul 31 2016
1 night minimum stay
$125
From
$150
Fri,Sat
 
 
August 1st - 25th, 2016
Aug 1 2016 - Aug 25 2016
1 night minimum stay
$160
From
$200
Fri,Sat
 
 
August 26th - 31st, 2016
Aug 26 2016 - Aug 31 2016
1 night minimum stay
$125
From
$175
Fri,Sat
 
 
September, 2016
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
1 night minimum stay
$125
From
$185
Fri,Sat
 
 
October, 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
1 night minimum stay
$160
From
$200
Fri,Sat
 
 
November, 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
1 night minimum stay
$195
From
$220
Fri,Sat
 
 
Dec 1st - Dec 20th
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 20 2016
1 night minimum stay
$195
From
$220
Fri,Sat
 
 
Dec 21st - Jan 3rd
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$320
From
$349
Fri,Sat
 
 
Jan 7th - Jan 14th
Jan 7 2017 - Jan 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
$325
From
$359
Fri,Sat
 
 
February, 2017
Feb 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$349
From
$369
Fri,Sat
 
 
March 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$349
From
$369
Fri,Sat
 
 
April 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$349
From
$369
Fri,Sat
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$369
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$369
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Additional information about rental rates

Final Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Reservation Fee $20 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Fees and Service Charges:

-One mandatory final cleaning fee of $75, plus 11% tax, is required
-Additional cleaning is available at $35 per request, payable to the front desk
-Valet parking is $30/day, plus 11% tax, payable to the front desk
-Internet Access is $19.95/day per device. (Consider using your smart phone as a "hotspot" alternative)
-The resort requires that you be at 21 years old and have a valid credit card

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Fort Lauderdale Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 632 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Town ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • There are 2 queen beds in the unit. There is also a separate den that includes a loveseat which converts to a twin bed.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Oceanfront dining, Pool-side Cocktails, Lazy River tubing ride, Underground Valet Parking, Guest Laundry, Concierge Service available, Complimentary umbrellas and Lounge chairs available on beach

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