We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
1021 NE 13th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-2218
Contact accommodation for availability.
There are similar hotels available.
View all
Traveler (78)
Pool & Beach (20)
Room & Suite (6)
What is Travelers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travelers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.

About

#2 of 68 in Fort Lauderdale
Location
4.6
Cleanliness
4.9
Service
4.9
Value
4.8
Travelers' Choice
The Big Coconut Guesthouse is a Gay Men's Guesthouse
Read more
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Pool
Breakfast available
Adults only
Baggage storage
Private check-in / check-out
Pool / beach towels
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Show more
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Telephone
Clothes rack
Iron
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Show more
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Residential Neighborhood
190Reviews5Q+A49Room tips
Traveler rating
  • 173
  • 15
  • 1
  • 1
  • 0
Time of year
Traveler type
Language
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Sort by:
Most Recent
Dave W wrote a review May 4
Christiansted, St. Croix2 contributions
The most friendly, welcoming stay! Rooms are great and the pool is lovely. The other guests were so friendly and Hazel went above and beyond in every way. Thank you. Will definitely return for a longer stay next time. Highly recommend
Read more
Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Helpful
Share
Response from David Medici, Owner at The Big Coconut Guesthouse
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for the nice review and the shout out to me!! Definitely have to stay longer next trip.!! Tom
Read more
Brett C wrote a review Apr 2022
1 contribution
We arrived afterhours and the procedure for gaining access to our room was very straightforward. The following morning, we completed the check-in formalities very quickly with no rush to do so. The owner and staff are all extremely friendly and all go out of their way to make our stay as comfortable as possible. The accommodations and amenities are first class, and the pool and courtyard are extremely relaxing. This was the first time that we have stayed there as we have tried various similar locations in previous years. I have no doubt that we will be back!
Read more
Date of stay: April 2022
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Helpful
Share
Response from David Medici, Owner at The Big Coconut Guesthouse
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed yourselves. We look forward to having you with us again!!! SOON
Read more
Derek H wrote a review Apr 2022
1 contribution
Just returned from an incredible week-plus stay here. From my very first interaction to the last, I could not have been happier with my visit. To be honest, the high-season price struck me as a little high, given past experience at this type of accommodation, but I will gladly pay it again. Matthew, Hazel, and Jr were always more than happy to provide whatever I wanted/needed during my stay. A cold bottle of water by the pool, and extra towel after checkout so I could hang by the pool before my flight home, and even beach chairs, an umbrella, and a cooler with drinks for my group's trip down to Haulover Beach! No matter how busy they were, they were always ready to make sure my visit was fantastic, to the point of offering additional towels when they noticed we had an extra guest in our room for the night. The facilities themselves are well-maintained and quite comfortable. Plenty of shade areas to escape the sun, a saltwater pool (doesn't taste salty, just leaves your skin feeling great) kept at 92F, continental breakfast, happy hour on the weekends, and even though my room only had a single thru-the-wall a/c unit, it was more than capable of bringing our room down to a very pleasant temperature. Parking isn't a problem, and a grocery store and drug store are just a couple blocks away. One worry I have with most gay guesthouses is that some guests are clearly not happy when they see those of us with more....generous proportions. It's unfortunate, but just a reality when clothing becomes optional. However, I never once felt like I was unwelcome at the Big Coconut. Both the staff and the guests were friendly to all, and so many of them became fast friends during my stay. When I planned this trip, I would have been happy with just a quiet week of working and reading by the pool, with the occasional foray into an already familiar city. What I found instead was far more enjoyable, with some great memories to treasure. I truly hope to see you all again soon.
Read more
Date of stay: April 2022
Rooms
Service
Room Tip: Most rooms look out over the pool/courtyard, except for 25 and 26.
See more room tips
Helpful
Share
Response from David Medici, Owner at The Big Coconut Guesthouse
Responded Apr 14, 2022
Thank you so much for your kind review! We were very happy to have you with us and look forward to seeing you again.
Read more
William A wrote a review Apr 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Perfect location to get to the beach and Wilton manors. I was provided chairs, umbrella, towels and cooler (complete with ice and water) for the beach. Mathew always eager to lend a hand or provide various amenities, and recommendations of various restaurants in the area. The whole staff very friendly. Happy hour with Tom was a blast.
Read more
Date of stay: April 2022
Location
Cleanliness
Service
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Response from David Medici, Owner at The Big Coconut Guesthouse
Responded Apr 14, 2022
Thank you for your review, I am glad you enjoyed my happy hours. We hope to see ou again very soon.
Read more
Johnty A wrote a review Apr 2022
Zurich, Switzerland46 contributions46 helpful votes
Very Good Totally Recommended - Nice to see David, Peanut and Tom again! Great Rooms and nicely fitted out. We have been visiting for years so will definitely make another trip. Not a bad location within a short Uber ride to Wilton, Las Olas and the beach with a few good places locally e.g Il Mulino (Italian Restaurant) and Monas Cocktail Bar / Pub 10 minutes walk away.
Read more
Date of stay: March 2022
Rooms
Location
Service
Room Tip: All the rooms are comfortable
See more room tips
Helpful
Share
Response from David Medici, Owner at The Big Coconut Guesthouse
Responded Apr 10, 2022
Thank you for your kind review
Read more
versdeguy wrote a review Apr 2022
New England99 contributions63 helpful votes
I have stayed here several times before, so knew I would be enjoying another visit. As expected, I had a great time. Pool was nice and warm, (92F/33c) and lots of noodles and floats for relaxing and soaking up the rays. Also on Friday and Saturday night is Happy Hour, and guests can have a couple of drink on the house poolside. Breakfast is basic, but ample, coffee, cereals, pastries, fruit.. Room was very comfortable...no daily servicing, but one can easily ask for fresh towels or other accessories if needed. Good WiFi and the A/C worked fine. Nice HD TV with plenty of local and cable channels. I look forward to another visit next winter.
Read more
Date of stay: March 2022
Location
Service
Sleep Quality
Helpful
Share
Response from David Medici, Owner at The Big Coconut Guesthouse
Responded Apr 8, 2022
Thank you kind review, we look forward to having you visit us again soon. Tom
Read more
Carl S wrote a review Apr 2022
1 contribution
Thank you to all the staff who made our stay welcome. The room are comfortable with nice sheets and towels. The location is close to Wilton Manors and a short walking distance to Publics, Walgreens and Crown Liqours. Quests are from all ages and they easily mix with fun and great conversations. Highly recommend this Guesthouse.
Read more
Date of stay: April 2022
Rooms
Location
Service
Trip type: Traveled
Helpful
Share
Response from David Medici, Owner at The Big Coconut Guesthouse
Responded Apr 10, 2022
Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay.
Read more
Gary Wasdin wrote a review Mar 2022
9 contributions1 helpful vote
I stayed here for the first time this past week for the first time, not really knowing what to expect. Turned out to be an amazing find! It’s well situated, just a few minutes to the beach, a few minutes to Wilton Manors, and only 15-20 minutes from the airport. They have about 14 rooms, 2 floors, wrapped around a really nice pool. It’s cozy and intimate, and of course clothing optional. There is coffee and snacks in the morning, and bottles of water on the afternoon. The pool is kept at a perfect temperature, perfect for a plunge any time. There’s a designated smoking area by the pool. It was extremely relaxing, and conducive to getting to know the other guests or chilling out quietly alone. Most importantly, the hosts are incredible. Dave, Tim and Matthew keep the place immaculate, and are friendly and welcoming. They were always easy to find if you needed something, but more often than not, they provided it before you could even think to ask! Looking forward to my next visit already.
Read more
Date of stay: February 2022
Rooms
Location
Service
Helpful
Share
Response from David Medici, Owner at The Big Coconut Guesthouse
Responded Mar 13, 2022
Thank you for your kind review , We would love to have you back with us anytime.
Read more
John R wrote a review Feb 2022
Toronto, Canada1 contribution
Just finished a 12 day stay here. David, Tom and Matthew are very attentative, thoughtful and perseptive at being terrific hosts with great eyes to detail. Great location, accomodations and service. I will return and recommend to all my friends. Just the right combination of friendly interaction with other guests and also privacy. Thank you so much. John R.
Read more
Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled
Helpful
Share
Response from David Medici, Owner at The Big Coconut Guesthouse
Responded Mar 13, 2022
Thank you John, we enjoyed having here us and can't wait to see you again.
Read more
Roy Schmitt wrote a review Jan 2022
Lynbrook, New York1 contribution
The Big Coconut Guesthouse is our ‘go-to’ accommodation when visiting the Ft Lauderdale / Miami area whether for a pre-cruise stay or just a quiet getaway vacation. David, the proprietor, has created a beautiful retreat. The location is perfect for us with the beach and Wilton Manor a short drive and a Walgreens and Publix a block away. Hazel and Matthew cater to each and every guest making sure that everything is perfect. They seem to be everywhere at once and quickly make us feel that we are visiting the home of friends. When we return home we try to make reservations immediately for another visit so we have something to look forward to. Thank you David, Hazel and Matthew for making our latest visit very special. Roy & John
Read more
Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled
Helpful
Share
Response from David Medici, Owner at The Big Coconut Guesthouse
Responded Jan 24, 2022
Thank you Roy and John, It is always nice to have you with us. We are glad you were able to come and take your cruise and spend some time with us. Take care and we will see you again. Tom
Read more
Previous
123456
LOCATION
United StatesFloridaBroward CountyFort Lauderdale
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about The Big Coconut Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to The Big Coconut Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include Fort Lauderdale Beach (0.2 miles), Parker Playhouse (0.4 miles), and The Classic Gateway Theatre (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Big Coconut Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Big Coconut Guesthouse?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Big Coconut Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Big Coconut Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Big Coconut Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Casa D'Angelo, Cafe Vico, and Shuck N Dive.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Big Coconut Guesthouse?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is The Big Coconut Guesthouse located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Fort Lauderdale.
Are there any historical sites close to The Big Coconut Guesthouse?
Many travelers enjoy visiting History Fort Lauderdale (1.6 miles) and Old Dillard Art and Cultural Museum (1.7 miles).
Is The Big Coconut Guesthouse accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.