Cocobelle Resort 2007 - 2014


For a number of years this has been the official website for the Cocobelle Resort, a unique boutique resort located just a 5 minutes’ stroll away from North Beach Village’s celebrated sandy beaches in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Content is from the site's 2007 - 2015 archived pages.


Part of North Beach Village Resort,  this 15 unit boutique hotel offers quality lodging at affordable rates.  We offer several room types; from studio’s to one bedroom apartments.  Ft. Lauderdale Beach, restaurants, shops and an active social scene are all within walking distance,  but guests may want to just stay at Cocobelle, with its heated swimming pool and lush landscaping!

Cocobelle Resort
2831 Vistamar St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-4015


Our small establishment features

a large tropical pool area  with a heated swimming pool!


Our property is totally fenced in

and surrounded by lush landscaping!


We offer

Hotel rooms, Studios and 1 Bedroom Apartments! 

Our rooms are tiled, beautifully furnished,

fully equipped and tastefully decorated!



From The Editor: There was a rumor going around years ago that the ghost of Frederick Pouty visited this property every late September. Pouty was a lout who constantly troubled local residents with mischief and legal annoyances until his untimely death - he fell from the roof of the barn which once graced this lot last century. This story was recorded by local bloggers who each contributed some exaggerations to the tale. Fast forward to recent times, when the story of Frederick starts showing up in Google searches for the resort's name. The owners were very alarmed, concerned that the ghost stories would scare off tourists. They considered suing Google, but realized what a foolish waste of money that would be. They had heard stories of other businesses whose reputations were damaged by Google's search results revealing unsavory things about some aspect of the enterprise or its owners. They even considered hiring, at great expense, an expert who could remove search results using seo. But then a local promoter changed their minds by embracing the ghost story as an attraction. Fred the Ghost postcards and signs started showing up in nearby establishments. That worked wonders for a while - until a local historian discovered that old Frederick was very likely a pedophile. We still think this is a amazing story and include it because art can never match what happens in real life, even though it tries sometimes.


Cocobelle Resort, Fort Lauderdale Boutique Hotel

Become Absorbed in a Tropical Wonderland.

Guests love how Cocobelle inspires playfulness and tropical daydreams. Is it that our majestic palms create an oasis with a heated turquoise pool that some say could be the fountain of youth? Or is it that we offer concierge-like hospitality that ensures your stay is a breeze? Is it the colorful décor in our updated rooms that’s so inspiring or the way that our reasonable rates take the pressure off the perfect vacation?

Call it serendipity, but Cocobelle is a unique boutique resort that attracts playful families who search for sunny times, laughter and a great value. Located just a few minutes’ stroll away from North Beach Village’s celebrated sandy beaches, Cocobelle is a perfect beach resort for enjoying Fort Lauderdale’s enticing restaurants, shopping, and water-sports.

Cocobelle’s 16 distinctive rooms offer flat screen televisions, refrigerators, and safes. Wi-Fi, parking and coffee makers are complimentary and we never charge resort fees. Your family will love soaking up sunsets and sea breezes by Cocobelle’s pool after a day of sunbathing, siestas, snorkeling or sightseeing!

Use the resort as a hub for rest and re-energizing between your South Florida exploring expeditions or spend the majority of your time at the pool and at the beach earning a sun-kissed glow than helps you fit in with the locals. Whether you’re looking for a wild weekend in downtown Fort Lauderdale or a peaceful spot to rehabilitate your spirit, Cocobelle can meet your vacation needs and desires.

Our staff members are trained in the art of satisfaction and are sure to accommodate your needs with genuine pleasure. Your enjoyment and happiness is our business and we aim to exceed your expectations. More than a resort, Cocobelle offers an experience to warm your heart long after returning home.


Beauty’s in the Hotel Details

Treat Yourself! You Deserve It.

Rejuvenated with bright and modern décor, the Cocobelle Resort is a North Beach Village property located on Fort Lauderdale’s barrier island, moments away from crashing waves, delicious cuisine, and boutique shops. Regardless of what brought you to Cocobelle, you are sure to leave with memories to sustain you until your next stay.

Tucked away on Vistamar Street, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the value of Cocobelle at such affordable rates. Caribbean furniture, floral accents, amenities like a full kitchen, a flat screen TV, and a living room anticipate and exceed your every need during your stay. Treat yourself! You deserve it.

Cocobelle Resort Specifics >>

  • Exceptional rooms
  • Wet bars include at a minimum a mini-fridge, microwave & coffee maker
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Guest laundry facilities  and ice machine located at Tranquilo Hotel (2909 Vistamar St., 1/2 block east)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi, parking & smiles
  • Heated crystal blue pool in sunbathed courtyard lounge area & covered poolside gazebo
  • BBQ facilities for impromptu festivities
  • Bicycle Rentals at a central location
  • 24 hour front desk at Tranquilo Hotel
  • Check- in at 3pm and Check-out at 11am
  • Early check-in and late check-out will be offered based on hotel occupancy and availability. Extra fees may apply.
  • Gated
  • No resort or surprise fees – we are hassle-free and offer a great value

Just Around the Corner

Guests staying in any North Beach Village hotel are able to take advantage of all of the amenities in the village. Dine in casual elegance at the Plaza Bistro or keep fit and healthy with our health and fitness options, including Village Yoga.

Guests can also experience all of what Fort Lauderdale has to offer. Many cultural attractions and leisure locales are within walking or biking distance. So put on your sandals or hop on your rented b-cycle and take in all that Fort Lauderdale was, is, and will always be: simply irresistible.

Near Cocobelle Resort >>

  • Fort Lauderdale Beach: 0.2 mi, 350 km
  • Galleria Mall: 1.2 mi, 1.9 km
  • Old Fort Lauderdale Breakfast House: 4.3 mi, 6.9 km
  • Bonnet House Museum & Gardens: .9 mi, 1.5 km
  • Birch State Park: 0.7 mi, 1.2 km
  • Fort Lauderdale Beach Park: 2 mi, 3 km
  • Down Town Las Olas: 2.4 mi, 3.8 km
  • Riverwalk: 3.5 mi, 5.7 km
  • Himarshee: 3.6 mi, 5.7 km
  • Museum of Art: 3.3 mi, 5.3 km
  • Museum of Discovery and Science: 3.7 mi, 5.9 km
  • Broward Center for the Performing Arts: 3.8 mi, 6.1 km
  • Parker Playhouse: 2.8 mi, 4.6 km
  • The Classic Gateway Theatre: 1.0 mi, 3.1 km
  • Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport: 6.9 mi, 11.1 km
  • Port Everglades: 5.3 mi, 8.5 km
  • Broward Convention Center: 4.2 mi, 6.6 km

Read Our Reviews



**** Valery M Moscow, Russia
Reviewed January 12, 2015
Not extraordinary but good overall
Location is couple of blocks from the beach which is OK; but to get around you need car. Even nearest cafe serving breakfast is 10 min walk at least. First we stayed 5 nights in suite which was good, comfy and big kitchen. On way back from cruise we stayed for one more night in double room which was cramped, beds narrow, window facing wall and no kitchen. So if you stay for more than one night I highly recommend to spend few more bucks on suite; it's not that expensive. Staff was friendly, and they allowed third person to stay in room for free. But reception is located in other hotel of this chain, so you need 5 min walk to communicate with managers. Parking was free. Pool pretty small. WIFI was good.
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Room tip: take suite if available


**** Shannon Y Vernon, British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed November 24, 2014
Great location good value
this is a charming 16 room hotel with a heated pool, 1.5 blocks from the beach. There are lots of things to do nearby, and parking is limited. Wifi was excellent, no breakfast. The only complaint we had was the entire room was tiled, and...More
Date of stay: November 2014
Thank Shannon Y
Response from NorthBeachVillage, Owner at Cocobelle Resort
Responded December 3, 2014
Shannon Y, What a great review, thanks so much. We appreciate your suggestion and will definitely look in this. Thanks very much for staying with us, we hope to see you again soon!


***** karin248karin Parnu County, Estonia
Reviewed November 17, 2014
Recommend 100%
We had had a couple of rough days with my newly husband. Driving around all night I was able to book a room in Cocobelle but when arrived, the had overbooked. Basically I started to cry a little but the staff was amazing! In a matter of minutes later the host had found me a room (a lot more expensive) for tge price of a smaller room.

All in all,they literally saved our honeymoon!
Super 100%!!!


Date of stay: November 2014
Thank karin248karin
Response from NorthBeachVillage, Owner at Cocobelle Resort
Responded December 3, 2014
karin248karin, We promise to always do our very best to help out our guests, and we are so touched that we were able to save your honeymoon! You should celebrate every anniversary with us from now on! Thank you so much for staying with us, see you again soon!


***** JFG1982  Lucerne, Switzerland
Reviewed October 22, 2014
great stay!
We felt very comfortable! Thanks to the whole staff! We will be back. It´s a calm place. Beach and restaurants are just 2 blocks away. The perfect getaway! rooms are big and clean, parking is free. Staff is very helpful.

***** WandererGuru Denver
Reviewed May 18, 2013
Another great stay!
The Cocobelle is a hidden gem. This is the second time we've stayed there and both stays exceeded our expectations. The Cocobelle was recently purchased by the North Beach Village and they have done a super job with the transition. The front office is currently...More
Date of stay: May 2013
Thank WandererGuru


Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 21, 2013
Charming Hotel - Great Stay
We stayed at the Cocobelle for 3 nights over Easter weekend. We arrived from the UK via Miami airport around 8pm and were greeted by the owner who checked us in and gave us 3 beach towels. We were shown to the room we had...More
Date of stay: March 2013
Thank livismum


*** TexasTimon Sweden

Reviewed March 29, 2013
Nice stay and funny owner
Big rooms which was clean, a little bit old. Nice pool area with alot of palmtrees. The owner is walking around everywhere and has full control - be don't be afraid of his sense of humour. Cocobell is situated 5-10 minutes walk from the beach and the area felt safe.
The price was ok for what we got.

I would give this the rating averige +
Date of stay: February 2013


** Michaelbyrns London, Canada
Reviewed May 24, 2012
A disappointing visit - I suggest that you choose another place.
We had stayed at this hotel three years ago, and decided to come again for three days as we passed through Ft Lauderdale on our way back up north. I booked it quite a while in advance. It was hard to get set up, as they are not good on email. I had not heard back from them many days later, and I was just getting ready to choose another location. Finally they did get back to me. I booked and they grabbed the first night in advance from my account.

As the date approached I saw that the weather was not all that great there, and I wanted to cancel. I saw that was not possible as you are not able to do that unless it is a long time before that.

When we arrived, we were shocked to see how much more dumpy the area is around them. Other reviews here have said the same. A number of derelict hotels surround them. There is construction which was very loud, going on a couple of buildings over. Jack hammers, etc.

The rooms were very clean, as were their grounds. Others have pointed out, and I can confirm, that the bed mattress and couch were exceptionally soft and uncomfortable. I had poor sleep as a result. Sitting in the couch was very exciting, hard to get out of. We elected to put pillows below and behind us, to make the couch useable.

This hotel does cater to smokers, you can smoke everywhere except the rooms. Being non smokers, this was disgusting, as we were never able to use the pool or sit outside as every other person who was there smoked a lot, including a fellow with cigars. Yuck. I had liked it due to the location, near to the beach, but nothing really there, a few dumpy stores, and derelict buildings.

If you wish to come to this hotel, I suggest that you bring your own paper products, they don't provide Kleenex, and the single ply toilet paper is not very good.

We decided to leave a day early, the weather was poor, not their fault of course. Rather than spend another day in the mall, we left. I knew that I would get no money back, which of course, I did not. When checking in, you pay in advance. If I return to Ft Lauderdale, I will stay at a regular hotel and just drive to the beach.

I regret to suggest that you pass on this place. Go to one of the newer places.


***** Ferla Jacarei, SP
Reviewed October 14, 2012
This hotel is a perfect place to stay. Its near from the beach, the rooms are clean and confortable. The pool deck is organized, relax and clean. The manager was helpless all the time and the housekeeping service was great. It was my second time...More
Date of stay: November 2011


***** Kate M Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed August 15, 2012
Charming hotel, so close to the beach.
This hotel is lovely. The owner clearly has a lot of pride in his establishment. The pool area in the courtyard is like a completely different world. Also, the Cocobelle is right beside the grounds to Bonet House, so it's extra secluded. We got a...More

Date of stay: February 2012


***** Patricia S Jensen Beach, Florida
Reviewed December 6, 2011
Great spot and so clean!
We celebrated our mother's 90th birthday and had a wonderful time. The resort was so clean and everything was perfect. Absolutely no complaints! Thank you.
Date of stay: December 2011
Thank Patricia S

**** Leah w Louisville, ky
Reviewed September 23, 2011
Good Value
This small motel was well tended, clean, and quiet. It was also very secure with gates, which wee locked at night and guests were given keys for access. The price was extremely reasonable. The beach was a few blocks away; however, restaurants and shopping were...More
Date of stay: June 2011



***** mrsmole58 London, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 30, 2011
Great Resort great Location
fabulous resort small and personal the owner was friendly and told us where we could go for shopping and to eat. he gave us maps and two lovely big fluffy pool towels which he said we could also take to the beach. he accompanied us...More
Date of stay: August 2011



Things To Do


BEST FAMILY ACTIVITIES – Your Quick Guide to Everything Fort Lauderdale

South Florida’s 322 days of pure tropical sunshine, remarkable blue skies and warm Caribbean waters are what we’re known for the world over! We’re proud of that natural heritage, but there’s so much more to Greater Fort Lauderdale for families and adventurers to marvel at and do!

Here’s a quick guide to bookmark with some useful tips, insights and links for an optimal Cocobelle Resort vacation:

BEACH DAY – The Cocobelle Resort is about a 5 minute walk to pristine beaches and inviting turquoise waters! Prepare a little before you go and check this page out for some helpful planning tips to ensure your family is safe and happy!

DINING – General tips and ideas regarding the many diverse culinary tastes and allures our tropical city-by-the-sea has to offer. With almost as many restaurants as residents, Greater Fort Lauderdale offers something unique and delicious for everyone, for casual eaters or for connoisseurs, alike.

NATURE’S PARADISE – Explore the other side of paradise and visit the primordial Everglades! Take a thrilling airboat ride and experience South Florida’s one-of-a-kind wilderness expanse where magnificent wildlife like alligators are abundant. Special attractions along the way make it a memorable family adventure.

SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA – Your quick guide to nearby shopping! Click here for a preview of Greater Fort Lauderdale’s best malls, boutiques, shopping districts and flea markets. Need groceries for a beach picnic or your hotel suite, find out where to go by clicking here!

FISHING – Rent a boat or schedule some time with an experienced captain to snag your own catch of the day. They’ll guide you to the best hotspots for whichever fish you’d prefer or is in season. Check out our quick reference guide for seasonal fish caught right here!

SNORKELING – Whether you’re looking to SCUBA dive, snorkel or view our vibrant undersea world through the window of a glass-bottom boat – read about some of the basics and find out where to go.

PERFORMING ARTS – Within minutes of Cocobelle, experience world-class live performances, comedians, plays and orchestras. The Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District beckons; “Come for the sun. Stay for the Stars.”

MUSEUMS – Take a break from the steamy sun or a tropical downpour. There’s always something to do indoors and outdoors in Greater Fort Lauderdale that’s intriguing and entertaining.

STATE PARKS – Parks, wilderness and recreational areas that you’ll want to explore near Cocobelle.

WATER TAXIS – Floridians love boats and cruising the Venetian-like canals to dinner or to a gallery opening. It’s one of the finer pleasures of living in Fort Lauderdale. The lights, drawbridges and towers along the way are hypnotizing! Embark on your own short cruise by hailing a Water Taxi at least once on your tropical vacation.

LAS OLAS BOULEVARD – Fort Lauderdale’s illustrious tree-lined street offers fine galleries, boutiques, restaurants and cafes to suit all tastes and lifestyles. Click here and find out more about nearby Las Olas and everything our quaint ‘main street’ has to offer!