Monday, March 9, 2009

Welcome to Hollywood!

Florida that is! Today we landed in Ft. Lauderdale around 10am-we had a nice direct flight from Buffalo and arrived about a half hour early (gotta love that!). For our niece and nephew, Bianca and Owen, it was their first flight and they both were wonderful on the plane! It was a pretty uneventful flight which is always good. After landing and finding our luggage, we picked up our rental car (a Toyota minivan). Then it was off to find our home for the week. My in-laws found the house online....I think on a site called vacation rentals by owner. Our main criteria-3 bedrooms (it had to sleep 7 of us) and close to the beach. After about a 15 minute drive from the airport, we found our place.....

From the outside, it was hard to judge what the inside would be like. It wasn't the lovliest looking house, but then again a lot of houses in FL look different then back home. I also thought it looked a lot smaller from the outside than it did on the inside. It had a nice porch out front with a few chairs and table. Then we went inside....the first room you enter is the living room-you can only see about 3/4 of it here-there was also another chair and entertainment center across the room. But you can tell it's pretty spacious.

There was a long narrow hallway that extended from the front of the house all the way to the back. First off the hallway to the left was the master suite, which my in-laws stayed in-a king sized bed and full bath off of the room. Then off the hallway on the right was the kitchen-again a very nice size and it looked very up to date. The door on the right of this picture is a laundry and storage area which came in handy.
Next off the hallway on the left was the spacious dining area.

At the end of the hallway were two smaller bedrooms-one had a double bed which my sister in law and her kids stayed in, then there was our room with the 2 twin beds. There was also another full bath between the bedrooms. Overall, the house was great-plenty of room for the 7 of us and they had everything we needed-dishes, towels, beach towels, beach gear (chairs, umbrellas, kids toys), etc. It definitely met our needs. Oh, and the beach? We could see it from the sidewalk outside the house-we literally were a half a block away! More on that soon!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful vacation home and nice pictures of the beach! Sorry about Owen getting stung but glad he got over it quick! Bianca looks so big since your wedding! I love looking at your sister inlaws pics on FB. The kids are adorable. Nice to see that you got to see Joe and Eileen. Looks like a great vacation!