Pleasant and interesting option in Ft. Lauderdale
Posted Apr 25, 2011
First off, the Ed Lugo "Resort" is not truly a resort. It is really an interesting bed and breakfast option about 3 miles from the beach in Ft. Lauderdale. It is comprised of a few well-kept and attractively decorated villas on a small street in the Wilton Manors section. This section of town, with a largely gay population, offers many dining options and is about a 10 minute drive to the beach. The resort's owner/host, Ed Lugo, greeted me and my family when we checked in, offered us complimentary cocktails and sodas for the kids, and took us on a quick tour of the villa and the grounds. The villa was a lovely 2-bedroom home with attractive furnishings and well-appointed kitchen. Ed provides a fridge stocked with complimentary waters, sodas, and beer, along with a basket of snacks, cookies, and granola bars, replenished every day. There is a small but very pleasant pool area that includes a large shaded hammock, hot tub and heated outdoor shower. Next to the hammock is a cooler again stocked with cold drinks. Towels are provided and you are encouraged to take some for your days at the beach. This property will not be the right option for those looking for the breadth of amenities and activities at larger resort hotels. But, Ed's villas and warm service provide a great option for those looking for a change of pace in lovely surroundings.