Coronavirus (COVID-19) support

Here are just a few of the things that we are doing here at DesignedVR to keep our customers & staff safe during the age of covid-19: Thorough cleaning and disinfection after every guest, Social Distancing policies are in effect, Smart locks that allow for self-check-in, as well as limiting contact with staff, and 24-hour support for all guests. 

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10 Family Fun Venues You MUST Visit in South Florida!
August 5, 2021
Traveller tips

Who says South Florida is only for partygoers and college kids? Aside from being a lively place for spring breakers, South Florida offers a lot of excitement for families! Here are 10 venues that are definitely worth a visit on your next family vaca to South Florida.

 

 

  • Wynwood Walls

Wynwood Walls feature a unique outdoor destination featuring massive, colorful street murals by artists from around the globe.

 

 

  • Thriller Miami Speedboat 

Thriller Miami Speedboat Adventures offers a fun sightseeing tour + attraction of Biscayne Bay, City of Miami Beach, Fisher Island, and a tour of the Mansions on Star Island.  Be ready to take pictures of the beautiful Downtown Miami Skyline.

 

 

  • Hillsboro Lighthouse 

Learn about the history of the Hillsboro Lighthouse Station and the Hillsboro Inlet area by preserving structures and artifacts, education, and public access tours.

 

 

  • Ski Rixen

The new, fun, and affordable water skiing system pulls you silently over smooth glassy water. We’re not restricted to wakeboarding and waterskiing – people of all ages can slalom, trick ski, kneeboard, wakeboard, and even surf without a wave.

 

 

  • Butterfly World 

Butterfly World is the largest butterfly park in the world. The facility houses around 20,000 live butterflies. Walk through a lush Tropical RainForest, exotic butterflies fly overhead and all around you, stopping only to feed on the nectar blossoms covering the paths in this, their natural paradise.

 

 

  • Everglades Airboat Tour

Our experienced guides help you spot alligators, soft-shelled turtles, and various birds you won’t find anywhere else but the Florida Everglades.

 

 

  • Gulfstream Park 

Gulfstream Park is South Florida’s home for Thoroughbred horse racing and an entertainment destination that combines sports and wagering/casino gaming, live shows, and lifestyle-oriented recreation and leisure activities.

 

 

  • Whiskey Creek Hideout 

Whiskey Creek Hideout is one of Florida’s most accessible and most interesting shore dives in the area. The mangrove-lined waterway is a scenic place to canoe, experience bike trails, observe bird life, and take photographs.

 

 

  • Frost Museum of Science 

The hands-on facility offers weather & technology exhibits, planetarium & wildlife centers.

 

 

  • Jungle Queen Riverboats 

At Jungle Queen Riverboat, the sightseeing, dinner, and show are indescribable.

Best Nightlife in South Florida
August 2, 2021
Traveller tips

Aside From its beautiful beaches and sunny weather, South Florida is also known for its exciting nightlife! However, between all of the major cities, it can be hard to decide on the best activity to do. That’s why we did it for you! Here are 10 highly rated nightlife activities in South Florida.

 

 


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  • Amsterdam Hallandale 

If you’re looking for a laid-back lounge to relax and unwind this is the place for you. Amsterdam offers a full bar, hookah, Greek cuisine, and a dance floor. Amsterdam has it all.

 

 

  • The Funky Biscuit

The Funky Biscuit is a nightclub known as “the best sounding room in the State of Florida”. The atmosphere is intimate and the dining experience is of quality. If you love live funk, blues, jazz, or rock music, this is the place to be.

 

 

  • Hard Rock Casino

This casino is the crown jewel of South Florida best known for its guitar-shaped hotel. The hard rock features a large casino floor with slots and card games, 3 separate hotels on-site to stay in, multiple bars and restaurants on-site as well as a pool and spa.

 

 

  • Gulf Stream Park & Casino 

Gulfstream Park seamlessly integrates the thrills of horse racing and the excitement of slots. Earn base points and receive gifts or join the Champions Club to receive exclusive benefits!

 

 

  • Bleau Bar 

If you love the aesthetic of the ’50s and ’60s, Bleau Bar is the place to be. “While the names change, the cool celebrity vibe never will”. Show off your best moves on the dance floor with your favorite cocktail in hand.

 

 

  • Escape Lounge 

Escape Lounge hosts the hottest parties in Fort Lauderdale! Party in VIP with your favorite celebrities and influencers! Escape Lounge provides an exclusive nightlife experience you won’t forget.

 

 

  • Round-Up Nightclub 

Round-Up Nightclub is known worldwide for its unique Country Western Dancing, Fun Atmosphere & Live Entertainment. If you love 2-steppin’ and line dancin’, Round-Up is the nightclub for you!

 

 

  • Entice Ultra Lounge 

Entice Ultra Lounge is an upscale venue featuring three full liquor bars. This high-energy dance club features premium cocktails, cutting-edge audio and visual technology, along with the area’s best DJs and premier VIP bottle service.

 

 

  • Blue Martini 

The drinks are flowing, the music is going, and the party is always on at Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale. If you’re looking for a nightlife experience like no other, visit Blue Martini.

 

 

  • Hunters Nightclub Wilton Manors

Hunters Nightclub is a Gay hangout with a contemporary feel featuring cocktails, pool & karaoke, plus DJs & dancing. Visit here to “get your spirits elevated.”

The Owners Portal Explained
July 29, 2021
DesignedVR

The DesignedVR owner’s dashboard allows the owner to view the occupancy rate and price per booking. Also available to view are cap and cash on cash rates, net income, and listing performance.

 

Owners can view their revenue breakdown by month or year, the average daily rate of rental. In addition, the owner can view an analysis of revenue from each booking source and a complete breakdown of all expenses.

 

In the breakdown of expenses, the owner can individually view each service, such as the details and cost of repairs and when tenants removed the garbage. Each vacation rental comes equipped with a smart thermostat and a decibel monitor accessible via the dashboard.

 

At DesignedVR, we pride ourselves on being transparent and easy to work with. Contact us if you have any questions about our dashboard or would like to become a partner.

What Not To Do In South Florida
July 26, 2021
Traveller tips

South Florida is a wonderful place to visit on vacation. However, many visitors may be unaware of the dos and don’ts of visiting south Florida. In this article, we’ll discuss the mistakes you don’t want to make in South Florida.

 

 

Don’t text while driving! Florida law makes texting while driving a ticket-able offense. Talking on the phone while driving is legal. However, to avoid any possible issues, it’s best to use your phone’s speaker or Bluetooth and not hold the phone in your hand.

 

Don’t forget to wear sunscreen and stay hydrated! Because of Florida’s humid climate, a temperature listed as 85 can feel like 100 degrees. On a hot day, you can easily start sweating within a minute of being outside. It’s important to stay hydrated because you can easily become lightheaded if you don’t. Florida is also close to the equator, which means UV rays here are more powerful than in northern parts of the country. Because of this, you should always wear sunscreen if you plan on being outside for the day. 

Don’t be oblivious to your surroundings! Visitors to Florida can be oblivious that just like anywhere else in the world, Florida has crime. You should always pay attention to your surroundings. As a general rule, you should always keep valuables out of plain sight in your vehicle, always lock your doors, and most importantly, never leave a car running unattended. Another tip is when you visit the beach, make sure any valuables are secure; in other words, don’t leave your beach bag with your phone and wallet and go into the water with nobody watching over.

 

Don’t drive how you do at home! Here in Florida, between senior citizen drivers, tourists, and young speeders, the roadways can be difficult to navigate. Many drivers drive very fast, don’t signal, and can weave in and out of lanes quickly. Please drive with caution and don’t think that you will out-drive a Floridian on their own roads. Be careful entering and exiting the highways as Floridians aren’t always courteous to drivers. If someone is trying to beat you to the highway, just let them because they will not slow down and probably crash into you. 

The Best Beaches In South Florida
July 22, 2021
Traveller tips

A Florida vacation begins with sandy beaches and palm trees. In fact, Florida has more beaches than any other state in America. In this article, you will learn about the best beaches in South Florida.
Some beaches are more trendy and attract large crowds. Others are more off the beaten path and offer a much more serene beach experience.

 

 

Let’s begin with what can be called “party” beaches. These beaches often attract a largely younger crowd and are nearby to bars, restaurants, and nightlife.

 

First on the list is South Beach, located in Miami Beach, Florida. This is The world-famous South Beach. Here you can find large crowds, a party-like atmosphere, and tons of fun. Right off the beaches are trendy bars and the world-famous art deco hotels on ocean drive.

If the south beach is too lively, Next on the list is Ft Lauderdale beach. This beach attracts a large crowd, though less rowdy than South Beach. This beach offers a beachfront basketball court, a playground, and plenty of bars and restaurants within walking distance.


Now it’s time to discuss the tranquil beaches. These are beaches that are surrounded by nature rather than bars and buildings. These are picturesque beaches where you can catch the relaxing sounds of waves crashing to shore.

 

First on the list is Crandon beach in Key Biscayne. This beach is untouched and features luscious dunes topped with sea vegetation and towering palm trees perfect to lounge under. This beach features two quaint beachside eateries.

 

Next up is Dania Beach, which lies alongside a state park featuring untouched vegetation and a river that runs along the intercoastal. The beach itself is also largely untouched. Towards the southern end is the Dania Beach pier, which extends hundreds of feet from the shoreline.

 

You now know four of the best beaches in the state. Keep in mind many beaches have metered parking though free parking can be found nearby. Remember to wear sunscreen and bring an umbrella for some portable shade. But most importantly, Have fun!