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Best Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort Great Rates

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type resort
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Sleeps 5 - 1 Bdrm (2 Queen Beds), Full Bath, adjacent sitting area w/Sofa-Sleep

Arguably, the best Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale.

If you truly want to stay at the nicest place on the beach in Fort Lauderdale, then you must seriously consider staying at this resort. It's a great opportunity to spoil yourself, and truly experience this grand ocean front resort with lots of great amenities.

The Pelican Grand Beach Resort is located directly on the Beach in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

This is one of the few properties in Fort Lauderdale that is located directly on the sand with the Atlantic Ocean only a few short steps away. This is a privately owned unit, and it is located on the 9th floor of an 11 story building with a spectacular view of the Atlantic Ocean from it's private balcony. Since this unit is privately owned we offer very competitive rates.

Spacious ocean front suite with 2 Queen Size Beds and a separate living area that includes a sofa-sleeper to sleep 5, but at least one of the 5 should be a child.

The restaurant and bar on the first floor are great places for fine dining, and the large spacious area on the veranda make it a great place to sit on the rocking chairs and watch the surf crash on the beach.

Even with all these great amenities most of your time will be spent touring the beach, sipping a frozen cocktail or relaxing near the lazy pool. Not all units at the resort are the same location or quality. This is a Queen Size Suite and is one of the more premiere units at the resort. This unit is larger than most units, is located on the 9th Floor, and has a direct ocean front unit with a private balcony.

Here are other important items to note:

1. We use the Online - HomeAway Reservation Manager for all of our bookings, so our Calendar is always up to date and it's very easy to book a vacation with us.

2. We do our entire booking online using the Reservation Manager and it's one of the smoothest quickest ways to rent a vacation property.

3. Our rates are very competitive for this great unit at this ocean front resort.

4. You work hard all year long, so when you go on vacation, make sure you stay in a nice place on the beach with an unforgettable view of the Atlantic Ocean from your private balcony.

5. Requirements to Rent - Must be at least 25 years old, and present valid ID along with a major credit card when checking in at the resort. No exceptions.

We hope to see you on vacation at this great ocean front resort in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and be sure to request a quote for the dates you would like to travel.

Have a great vacation and make it memorable.

More Details

Pelican Vacation Rentals - Private Unit
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Pelican Vacation Rentals - Private Unit

Local residents of Florida who love the ocean.

Pelican Vacation Rentals - Private Unit purchased this resort in 2007

Why Pelican Vacation Rentals - Private Unit chose Barrier Island

Great resort, and you simply can't get any closer to the ocean.

What makes this resort unique

One of the very few properties in Fort Lauderdale that is located right on the sand. For all the others you must cross A1A to visit the beach.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The experience could not have been better.

Everyone was extremely pleasant and room was great. We ate dinner in the bar last night and the food was excellent. Got up this morning and walked on the beach, had coffee on veranda and watched a dolphin.

What a great stay at a great resort. We will definitely be back very soon.
Feb 2012
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Barrier Island Resort Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • resort
Accommodation Type:
  • Hotel
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Business Center
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gym
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Resort Sleeping Area - 2 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 Queen Size Beds & Sofa Sleeper - Sleeps 6 Ocean Front
    Private Seating Area with pull out cot - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa Sleeper in separate area Sleeps 6 Total - Ocean Front
  • Oceanfront Queen Suite Direct oceanfront view, private balcony w/chairs. Bedroom has 2 Queen beds. Separate sitting area has loveseat sofa bed. Televisions in both rooms with available in-room movies, games and music. Mini refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker with complimentary coffee, high speed internet, and voice-mail
  • Books ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Boat ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Singles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Best place to stay if you want to stay right on the beach when you visit Fort Lauderdale.


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Best Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort Great Rates
average rating of 4.3207545 based on 54 reviews

Wonderful Time

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable room with beautiful view. The staff at Pelican Grande was very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Excellent. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay, and thank you very much for providing information for future travelers. We look forward to your return, and safe travels.......
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Greatly overpriced. Deserves 3 stars but for the price.

  • 2 of 5

I paid (edited per VRBO policy) for 6 nights with no cleaning services or Wi-Fi. Alternately, had I booked through the Google I would have paid half that a night for the dates I was there and had free Wi-Fi. As I went through VRBO the Wi-Fi was an additional $ (edited per VRBO policy) per DAY, can you imagine?! Parking is (edited per VRBO policy) a day plus gratuity. It is right on a beautiful beach which is too cold to enjoy in February. But what sold us was the heated pool and lazy river for the kida. However, we quickly found out they only heat the pool on the weekends.

The room was very ordinary. Older and in need of new furniture (chairs scuffed up, smallish TV). No glasses, plates, silverware. No TV in sitting room that has hide-a-bed couch. No pillows though for that couch.

Nice view from balcony. Many people frequent the very expensive restaurant, and for whatever reason there was always a slew of exotic sports cars parked in front.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This information is completely incorrect and misleading. The rate you paid for February of 2018, saved you more than 40% of the customary rate that is charged by the resort for the same unit at this time of the year. This is the highest season in Florida, and this time of year is completely sold out, so discounts are definitely not available through the resort or any other source. Sorry there was wind on the beach, but since the temperatures at night have been fairly warm, the resort tries not to heat the pool when it reaches the intended temperature. Thank you for your comments, but this information is not accurate and travelers are definitely encouraged to compare prices, but just make sure its for the same size unit with the same oceanfront room and balcony.
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Accomodations very good and clean

  • 4 of 5

It’s our 4th time at this property and it’s still great staff very friendly and super location on beach with great view from 9th floor balcony

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had a fabulous time, but ...

  • 4 of 5

Our family loves the Pelican Grand! We rented a different privately owned unit 5 years ago and had a great time, so decided to return and rented #916 for another Lauderdale mini-vacation. The resort is very nice ... a beautiful beach, pool, & heated lazy river pool. The staff is very friendly. The downside to this resort is that you'll need a car to visit other Lauderdale attractions as it's not close to anything, and valet parking is $33/day. The big negative of our rental experience (my greatest fear when renting a VRBO)- when we arrived to check-in, the front desk had no record of us/no record that Unit 916 was rented. The owner was supposed to provide our info to the front desk prior to our arrival, but somehow that never happened. The front desk staff was VERY nice. They called the unit owner but got no answer (left a message). They tried to email the unit owner, but couldn't find an email on record. As I stood there waiting (imagining my family spending the night on the lobby sofas) the staff member looked over my info - the unit # (which I had jotted down from one of these VRBO reviews) VRBO email on my phone, and the owner's phone #. The staff member wasn't allowed to let us in the unit w/o owner confirmation, but this staff member went above & beyond and let us check in. Thank you, nice staff member! To avoid this happening to you, please call the Pelican Grand front desk prior to your vacation and confirm that they & owner have connected and your name is in their system. Probably best to do before you board a flight with your family and fly halfway across the country! Regarding #916, there's a reason that resort owned units are more expensive per night than privately owned. The resort owned units have been completely refurbished as hotels/resorts typically replace everything every few years to keep things looking fresh. This is not necessarily the case with privately owned units. In #916 there is a beautiful new sofa, loveseat, and ottoman set. From what I observed (since we stayed in a neighboring unit in 2013) nothing else has been replaced. Is this a big deal? No. Just be aware that furniture & walls are showing some wear. There is no TV in the living room, just the bedroom (we didn't care, but the listing said otherwise). Mini shampoo, lotion etc. was provided, as were plenty of towels. The beds were comfy. The cleanliness of the unit could use help (dirty corners). Conclusion: Saving $$$ = older/worn, and confirm reservation prior!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, we definitely agree. Whether you are renting from a private unit owner, or directly from the resort, we sincerely recommend that you contact the front desk to make sure that your name, date and reservation is confirmed. Our records clearly indicate that your reservation was provided to the front desk immediately after you confirmed, but while we cannot confirm what happens after they receive the information, its always best to call and confirm. We had submitted your information and sorry you had an inconvenience, but it was great to hear the resort was able to accommodate you. Otherwise, the unit has had some more recent upgrades, and with such an amazing view, we are not planning on having a 2nd TV in this unit at any time in the future. Thanks again for staying with us, and we sincerely look forward to your future stay at the Pelican Grand Beach Resort.
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Overall, it was a pleasant experience.

  • 4 of 5

Pros: Great location, nice oceanfront view.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We would love to come back!

  • 5 of 5

The staff was extremely friendly to both us and our kids. We used Uber to travel around Ft. Lauderdale. The hotel opens up onto the ocean. We had beautiful views. Our family loved the lazy river and the pool. The ocean was crystal clear and calm for most of the trip. The condo was perfect for us and our three kids (11,8,5 years). A great family area nearby is Lauderdale by- the- Sea. It's a $10 Uber ride and has lots of reasonable restaurants.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

The Pelican Grand Beach Resort is located right on the beautiful beach of Fort Lauderdale. The unique location makes it one of the only resorts located directly on the beach, and you don't have to cross the busy street to get to the beach.

Hundreds of guests that have stayed at this resort have given amazing reviews about this vacation resort, and we welcome your inquiry to stay with us.

Not all units at the resort are the same, and this particular unit is a Queen Size Suite and is considered one of the premiere units at the facility. Also, there are no King Size suites at this facility and you can confirm by reviewing the types of units at the resort web site.

Description of Unit:

2 Queen Size beds - in the bedroom area and the separate sitting area has a new pull-out sofa bed to sleep a total of 6 in one room. The unit is nicely appointed with new furniture, mini-refrigerator, microwave, and a coffee maker.

Even with all these great amenities most of your time will be spent touring the beach, sipping a frozen cocktail by the pool side bar, and relaxing in the lazy pool area.

After a long day at the beach, you can visit Las Olas or the Galleria Mall for some of the best shopping and stores in the area. A car is really not needed and Uber can really be a great option.

7 Miles from the Fort Lauderdale Airport

6 Miles from the Port Everglades - Cruise Ship Port

6 Miles from the Broward Convention Center




Additional information about rental rates

One time cleaning $75
Tax Rate 11.0%

Special Rates always available
Published Rates for this unit are much less than staying at the resort. Remember to email us for a specific quote on the dates you are traveling.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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