|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Enjoy this all-new spacious and chic environment, great for couples, families, and mixed groups. The two bedroom and two full bathroom sleeps up to 7 guests (5 adults and 2 kids up to 10 years old).
The Tides building is an ocean/beach front property offering direct beach and pool access, as well as amazing workout facilities, a business center, free WiFi downstairs, a cinema room and even a 5,000 sq ft. entertainment room. Also 20 Mbps WiFi is provided in the apartment.
The place is located only 5 minutes away from the world class Aventura Mall and the new Gulfstream Mall and Casino, and around 20 minutes from one of the biggest outlet malls in the USA, Sawgrass Mills. A Wal Mart store is walking distance too. The Hollywood Aventura area is ideal for shopping but also for enjoying the beach. Just take the elevator down and relax! Great pool, great beach services... everything is there for you to enjoy, even valet parking to make your life easier.
Im from Texas. Actually living abroad. We love our apartment and to spend some of my summer time in Florida with my husband and my 1 year old. So many things to do! And so many places to go between just a few miles. Why this property? Cause it makes so easy to enjoy the beach! No parking, no walking around... just an elevator ride and we are there. Location is amazing too, its close to the very best of everything.
Shannon Conly purchased this apartment in 2013
Great apartment and stay. As a first time VRBO user I was not exactly sure what to expect but any minor negatives (check in process, check out process over holidays when the office is closed, pool wrist bands) vs a normal hotel (like the diplomat where my sister stayed) was far outweighed by the cost savings. Apartment was clean and nicely(modern) decorated. 2nd bedroom had 2 beds for our kids as advertised with wifi and tv available for the down times. I did not have a chanced to use the pool, but was unable to get into the gym using the FOB but the very nice lady at the security desk let me in - 2nd day I jogged along the beach instead - what a joy. Things about VRBO to be aware of is asking about the extra charges like parking, FOB for access(non refundable), taxes not assessed by the website - but these are ticky-tack minor charges that don't really impact ones overall budget - but are annoying. And to be fair, I think these charges were somewhere at the bottom of the website, but as a first time user, I didn't know to look for them. We used the kitchen mainly for breakfast - it was nicely stocked with utensils and coffee filters for our morning cup of coffee. A couple of grocery stores nearby (we used Publix) made it easy to shop for our breakfast staples. Overall a great experience.
I categorize renting a property into two distinct areas (the overall property the unit is a part of including location if applicable and the actual unit itself) and so this review is written describing both of these categories.
This unit is a part of the Tides complex which is composed of three similar buildings with this unit being the most southern unit. It resides within the community called Hallandale Beach which sits directly below Hollywood and is on the Atlantic Ocean. A couple of quick comments regarding the Tides in no particular order: 1. The beach in front of the hotel is absolutely fantastic in terms of the clarity, warmth and depth of the ocean. I am used to the Caribbean and always dismissed Atlantic Florida as being a distant second but I was VERY pleasantly surprised at how awesome the beach was and that was the primary reason for choosing this location. 2. The pool is fantastic! It is quite a large pool, not crowded at all (at least in mid-August) and it is warm and clean. 3. The building is secured through a keyfob at all entrances and brought an overall safety level to the place. 4. The Tides complex has a family vibe to it, it is perfect for families.
The unit itself is located on the 4th floor and is an end unit (which I love). It is not facing the ocean but rather the boulevard. The nice thing is there are some very tall palm trees directly in front of the entire balcony that gives it a nice tropical feeling and hides to a certain degree the unit from the road. The unit itself has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. When we first arrived we noticed that there were some maintenance issues that are needing to be corrected and I communicated directly with the owner regarding them who was glad to receive the feedback and is planning a full maintenance update within September. One quick comment... before you arrive you should double-check if a refundable deposit has already been completed on your credit card as the management company will want a cash deposit when you arrive and if you have already paid it then there is no need to pay it a second time.
Overall, we had a good stay and I am confident that this unit will get even better in the near future.
The building is ocean front, the beach is gorgeous with teal water, the apartment is on the 4th floor, and the balcony overlooks the front parking area. All beach items are provided within the apartment (chairs, umbrellas, tents, etc). The accommodations in the apartment are average and comfortable. We had 7 people in our party ranging from 5 years of age to 64 years of age. Each person was comfortable in the apartment. The apartment would benefit from installing locks on each of the interior doors (bathroom, bedrooms), installing quality deadbolts on the doors leading to the interior corridors of the floor (kitchen door and main entry door lead to the "outside" hallway), adding headboards to each of the beds, and a TV in the 2nd bedroom. The pool area is incredibly strict with security and enforcing ALL pool rules. Our family did not enjoy the pool area as the building security was present at all hours patrolling the area and walked the outside of the pool in a constant loop during each of our visits to the pool. I am not sure if this is the policy, but a little space, privacy, and family friendly fun would of been appreciated at the pool. Kids were not allowed to jump, bring toys, floats, etc. My experiences at check in and check out had opportunities in regards to setting the right expectations for the customer. I was not advised in advance that I would need to provide a $300 cash refundable deposit at check in and that I would be checking in with Claudio instead of Liliana. At check out Claudio did not meet us as planned, but instead Roberto arrived unannounced and returned our cash deposit. He also advised us to exit the apartment and leave the door unlocked for the cleaning crew. My family and I are bilingual (english & spanish) and chalked up these missed expectations to things being "lost in translation" (even though we kept a healthy stream of communication via text, email, phone) , but honestly, these are customer service misses for the average customer on vacation that may not be so comfortable when expectations are not predictable. Overall, our stay was comfortable and the beach was a dream come true. I would recommend dining at Padrino's Cuban Restaurant, visiting the posh Gulfstream mall, and driving the short drive over to the Rustic Crab seafood restaurant. The apt was clean and there was a laundry room on the floor ($1.50 ea.load to wash or dry). I would recommend this hollywood area to a friend.
Four women stayed in this condo for a long weekend in June. The condo comfortably sleeps four, is adequate in size and has enough kitchen amenities for four as well, however, this is not a luxury condo as stated.
It is EXTREMELY clean, which is fabulous, but the walls have odd holes in them, we were told the holes near the kitchen held a wine rack, the bathroom holes were not explained. There are large water marks on the trim in master bedroom, peeling paint in both bathrooms, the shower drips in the master bathroom, the refrigerator has broken drawers, there is no ice maker in the refrigerator, the couch has stains on it and not all lights had working bulbs. There are not enough beach towels and there are no extra paper products. The beach umbrellas and chairs provided were fabulous.
As to the condo building/resort itself, the pool is lovely, but getting in and out of the building is a pain. You cannot roll suitcases through the lobby, you have to use the service elevator, past the garbage shoot to enter and leave. You have to pay for parking, $35 for a week, no refund if you stay 4 days, the controlled access to doors requires a swipe fob, additional $10 per fob...i knew this but did not know it was not refunded when you returned it..the owner of the condo could provide these as they have no monitoring of them and they easily attach to the keys you use to lock the condo door. The office is closed at 5pm so if you arrive later you cannot access the doors and have to ask for assistance or wait for help.
Claudio, who met us, and Liliana who assisted via phone, are friendly and provided good info. Shonna, the owner, was very responsive via email.
This is not a bad place to stay but it is not luxury. Location to beach is wonderful and there are some fabulous restaurants nearby.
Some other attractions around the area:
-The Westin Diplomat. Ideal if you want a world class breakfast or lunch, just a block away walking through the beach or the S.Ocean Drive.
-The Diplomat Golf. Superb 18 hole golf course at only $50 a day after 3:30pm, carts and driving range included (which of course you can start before that time). Only 3 minutes away, just behind the S.Ocean Drive.
-The Gulfstream. Amazing shopping and racetrack. Only 5 minutes away. Wide selection of sport-bars and all kind of new restaurants.
-Aventura Mall. The internationally awarded, best in its class. Only 7 minutes away.
-Las Olas Boulevard. Best dining in Fort Lauderdale, great place to explore, 15 minutes away
-Bal Harbour Shops. Best hi-end shopping in Florida. Also great dining only 12 minutes away.
-Hard Rock Casino. Las Vegas style casino and gambling at Seminole. Only 20 minutes away.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£240|
|Check In/Out Costs||£40|
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.