I have to thank you so much for making our last trip to Ft. Lauderdale so hospitable.
We were booked at a hotel just down the street, and after finding the appalling conditions
in that hotel, you graciously booked us last minute at your property.
A mistake we will never make again.
We have stayed at Cheston House before and we will on all of our future trips to Ft. Lauderdale.
The property is exceptionally manicured and the rooms are always nicely furnished.
We found the manager and young man who assists in the office were both so friendly and fantastic to
us. We could not have been happier on our mini vacation. Yall saved our trip.

Thanks again to you all at Cheston House. We will definitely be seeing you again soon.

Greg K
Michael P
Tampa, Fl.
August, 2013

Hi Chuck

David and I was just there Thursday through Tuesday, visiting from Dallas. You and
your staff were a pleasure to meet, the hospitality was fantastic, gave lots of
great recommendations and excellent daily room service. We were very pleased
with our choice of Cheston House from the time we checked in to checking out. Met
several great guys while out by the pool and the pool was great! The room was
nicely furnished and bed was very comfortable. First time in Fort Lauderdale but it
will not be our last as the locals and other visitors were very nice in the shops,
restaurants and bars.

Thanks again and Cheston House will be our choice each time we return.

Tony and David
Dallas, Texas
JUNE, 2013


Hi Chuck, and team,

Greetings... This is a short note to express my thanks and appreciation to you and the team for making my visit to Ft Lauderdale another menmorable one. I enjoyed all the efforts you all made to make my trip a success.

Looking forward to my next visit!

My best,

Hello Chuck

I wanted to let you know I really enjoyed my time at the Cheston House.
And the clothing optional part was a real plus specially without any insects around
I hope to go back in the future!

Thank you! Thank You! Thank You! Fabio and I again had an amazing holiday staying at Cheston House. Again, your team made us feel welcomed, at home and as if the entire city of ft. lauderdale had rolled out the red carpet for us. Your location is as perfect a spot to be in ft. lauderdale as we could hope for. We were impressed with the charm, service and amenities at Cheston House. Needless to say, we look forward to many happy returns. We can't wait till our next visit and will make sure to tell everyone that Cheston House is the best palce to stay.

Keith and Fabio
Columbus, Ohio
June, 2010

Dear Chuck and Staff,
We would like to thank you so very much for a great suite, a great time and wonderful memories that we hold dear to our hearts. This was an amazing 5th anniversary for us.

Stephen and David
Aug. 3rd, 2010

April 22nd, 2010
Hey, back at New Jersey.....feeling bummed...miss it there already. I want to thank you all for making my first trip to the CHESTON HOUSE an unforgettable experience!!! this just makes me want to return!!! keep up the GREAT work!!! keep in touch!!! HUGS CHUCK and Earl


Newark, NJ


Thank you so much for all of your help and making us feel welcome and special. Thank Earl also and a special Thanks also to Luis. He wemt out of his way to help us out. Thanks again.
Dennis – Hobart, Indiana 10/29/2009

Hobart, Indiana
Oct. 29th, 2009

Dear Chuck,
Your hospitality, the art of making others feel welcome, comfortable and at Cheston House Beach Resort. The ability to go out of your way for your guests, such as helping us with driving direction getting around town. Your hospitality was this and a lot more.
Thanks so much.
Love Nolberto – Hobart, Indiana 10/29/2009

Hobart, Indiana
Oct. 29th, 2009

Fun in Ft. Lauderdale
Since my partner and I had never been to Ft. Lauderdale before, we were uncertain about our visit. To our amazement, Cheston House exceeded our expectations. Chuck, the very helpful and knowledgeable manager, and his staff--Earl and Romny--did everything to make our stay friendly, enjoyable, and relaxing. From the well-catered breakfasts to the joyous happy hours to the late night swims in the pool, our days were spent lounging, shopping, dining, clubbing and touring, with little thought given to the outside world or the stress that comes with it. All of our needs and wants were attended to promptly and efficiently. We are already planning our return visit to the Cheston House and we are encouraging the friends we met there to join us.

Rehoboth Beach
July 18th, 2009

Great place , great hosts.
I did not know what to expect when i booked this hotel. i must say, i was pleasantly surprised. I have stayed at quite a few gay hotels and i found that most are dumps. The Cheston house, was the exception. Nice, clean property, nice and very clean rooms with very nice linens. Location is great too, walk to the beach. Over all a great place to stay, and by the way, Chuck, (the manager), you make this place what it is.. thanks.

Palm Springs
Aug. 4, 2009

Excellent Vacation
I found my new home when visiting Fort Lauderdale. Room was spotless, and I cant say enough about how the staff makes everyone feel at home from the moment you arrive and daily until your departure. Chuck is wonderful; he was able to recommend great places for dinner; as well as other attractions and services available during your stay. Can't say enough about what a great place this was, and a good mix of men made it over the top for this vacationer. I would highly recommend you stay here if you’re going to be in Fort Lauderdale

Rhode Island
July 23rd, 2009

My partner and I just returned from the Cheston House after a 10-day stay. We came across the Cheston House several years ago, but were only able to stay 2 days. We decided then that we would return to get the full experience of Fort Lauderdale and that Cheston House was the perfect place to do it. We came for our 10 year anniversary and it couldn't have been more perfect. Chuck , the manager, is a sweetheart. He went out of his way to help my partner to surprise me for our anniversary by getting a bottle of champagne for us and having it for us for cocktail hour on the day of our anniversary. There were days when he would just sit and relax with us and get to know us and the rest of the guests better, all the while still thinking about what goes on behind the scenes. Earl, the assistant was a hoot! Always, cheerful, always smiling, always working, but always willing to stop and catch up with us about our day. We made several friends while there and look forward to staying in touch with all of them. We will be back for sure. Thanks Chuck!!!!!!

Jeffersonville, PA.
July 14th 2009

We found this hotel by accident and it was the best stay we've had in a while.
The host's were very helpful in getting us a great room. The property was very well maintained. The room was clean and the bed was so comfortable.. it was hard to get out of.

Thanks to the hosts.. we look forward to staying again..

Brandon, Florida
Aug. 10th, 2009

We just came back from our holiday that we spent in Cheston House. It is very nice and calm resort that is located very close to the most wonderful beach of Fort Lauderdale.
We booked King Deluxe Guest room and got an upgraded to Apartment.
The rooms are very spacious and clean. Our apartment consists of one bedroom, living-room, bathroom, full-equipped kitchen, Wi-Fi, etc. Ok the furniture is not the most latest design but we found everything we wanted: big refrigerator, tea and coffee maker, 2 tv-sets (with video and dvd-player), fresh towels (also for beach), sun umbrella and beach-chairs.
Every morning - continental breakfast: corn-flakes, jam, yoghurt, bagels, toast, muffins, fruits and ;-) good coffee (as a German i can say, it is amazingly good coffee).
If you are not into beach activity there is a heated pool. Caution: cloth-optional and this option is very weel accepted by all the guests ;-)
I will definetly choose and stay again at this resort when I am again in Fort Lauderdale

Aquarious 5
Dortmund, Germany
Oct. 5th, 2009

I just finished a 10 day stay at Cheston. This was my 2nd stay with them and the reason I retuned was simple. When you stay there it feels like home. The staff are super, always willing to help in any way. The grounds are always well maintained. The location is excellent as you are near the beach and major road, yet not directly on it, which is a plus. The rooms are always well maintained and comfortable. This trip I met with people from varying places in the U.S. and Europe so you never who you'll meet. The staff at Cheston I think would be hard to improve upon, Chuck has always been very nice and helpful and pleasure to chat with, very knowledgeable for questions you may have for dinner or places to see etc. Luis and Earl are always so very nice and pleasant, there smiling faces give you a nice start to every day. While staying in the area it would be a guest house not to miss. I know I'll be returning.

Oct 18,2009 Ohio

Hi Chuck,

I wanted to send you a quick note to share with you what a wonderful time I had at Cheston House. As I had shared with you, I have never travelled by myself before, and I was a bit concerned about the experience.

Well... thanks to you and the rest of the staff, it was an overwhelming success! Cheston House is incredibly well maintained and managed. The place is very comfortable and impeccably clean, something very important to me. The other guests that happened to be staying with you when I was there we very friendly and quick to take in this "stray". Earl and Bill, were always very friendly and accommodating, ready with a smile and useful information.

And then there was you. You are amazing, and in my judgement, Cheston House is the great property it is due to your efforts. You are so friendly and willing to help out, share information and so accommodating, that by the time I departed, I felt like a friend had opened his home to me and put me up for the week. I hope that the owners of Cheston House recognize that they have an amazing "asset" in you as I doubt my experience would have been the same if it were not for you and how well you manage the property and are so kind to your "guests".

I have already handed out several of the Cheston House business cards to friends and acquaintances here in Toronto and I will not hesitate to recommend Cheston House to others. I hope that we see each other again... the next time that I stay at Cheston House.

All the best, Stephen
March 09,2009

"Best Gay Hotel in South Florida"

I have been a regular customer at the Cheston House since it opened in 2001. I've stayed there between one and three times per year, but every November for 18 nights. When I arrive each trip, I feel like I have come home. The manager and the staff are excellent and make me feel like family. The rooms are always clean and comfortable. The guests are almost always friendly, and I have made close friends there through the years. The manager is the sweetest man. He prepared a huge Thanksgiving dinner for the guests yesterday and went way above and beyond to ensure that all his guests had a memorable Thanksgiving Day. I recommend the Cheston House to all my friends.

315 New York
Nov 28, 2008

"Best Rainy Vacation Ever"

Just spent 3 nights at Cheston House and couldn`t have been more pleased with the experience. I won't repeat all the wonderful things about this place, except to verify that they are all true. Chuck and his staff go out of their way to make their guests feel pampered and welcome every step of the way. The place is beautifully kept up and is amazingly successful in creating a warm, lush, tropical, intimate and friendly demeanor. This is a hedonistic haven for sun seeking sybarites.

New Haven, CT
Oct 2, 2008

Dear Chuck,

Thank you so very much for ensuring that my time at the Cheston House was tailored to my every need. From our pleasant conversations while booking my accommodations to getting me settled into my room after a most trying day of travel, your warmth and hospitality were unsurpassed. As a first time traveler to Fort Lauderdale, the assistance from both you and Earl made me feel as if I could navigate the city as a local resident. Although my stay at Cheston House was brief, I feel I'm leaving with the sense of rest and relaxation that I was so looking for, which again was due largely in part to both you and Earl. Hopefully, my future travel plans will bring me back to Ft. Lauderdale, where I will find myself as a guest of the Cheston House; and it is with complete confidence that I will recommend your property to both friends and family if they should find themselves in Lauderdale.

Again, my many thanks for a great stay in Ft. Lauderdale!

Martin J Bell
Mar 14, 2008

There are more than a dozen gay guest houses in this neighborhood adjacent to Fort Lauderdale Beach. I`ve stayed at many of them and taken tours of the rest, recently I found Cheston House, I will look no further. This is a remarkable find with an extroverted, helpful staff, friendly and diverse guests and a stellar and quiet location. I have never experienced a cleaner, more pristine hostelry. The beautifully landscaped pool area and interiors are immacualtely maintained. The afternoon cocktail hour is an added bonus. Cheston house is a remarkable, reasonably priced find and will become my home for my frequent Fort Lauderdale vacations. Kudos to the owner and staff for knowing what hospitality is all about. Perhaps you should give classes to your nearby competition.

Boston, MA
Aug 21, 2008

"Superlative in Every Way"

We just returned from an amazing stay at Cheston House. We had toured it last year while staying at a nearby property and vowed to return to Cheston House this year for our Florida holiday. On our previous tour of Cheston House we were immediatley enamored of the pool area with wide open, beautifully landscaped space. As others have pointed out, the entire place sparkles, the outgoing staff is perpetually welcoming, the clientele is amiable and accessible, the rates are extremely fair, the breakfast and cocktail hour are happily social and the entire experience is the stuff of a memorable and perfect vacation.

Sep 2, 2008

"Cheston House gets an A-PLUS"

We've stayed at Cheston House five times, and look forward to it eagerly every year. The place is perfectly located, right near the beach, but on a quiet street. It's beautifully kept up, always clean and with a lot of nice touches. The staff is friendly, cheerful and always eager to help in any way. Great pool with plenty of space, a perfect location to relax for whole afternoons. But the best part is the friendly, interesting, unpretentious clientele--we always meet great people to talk with, go out to eat with, etc. There are many repeat guests, so you begin to see some of the same guys every year, and they become real friends. It's great for young and older people alike. After a couple of stays, you get a discount on the rates, too. The only bad part is that we always have to leave before we want to!

Albany NY
Mar 14, 2008

"Terrific place with great people!"

Even though we had rain almost every day of our vacation, we had one of the most enjoyable times ever. The resort was well cared for and the rooms were immaculate. Chuck, Bill and Earl were the best! They made us feel right at home. Each day, we looked forward to eating breakfast and enjoying happy hour with them as well as the other guests. I think we have found our “home away from home” in Ft. Lauderdale. We will definitely go back.

Charlotte, NC
Oct 3, 2008

I have to thank you so much for making our last trip to Ft. Lauderdale so hospitable.
We were booked at a hotel just down the street, and after finding the appalling conditions
in that hotel, you graciously booked us last minute at your property.
A mistake we will never make again.
We have stayed at Cheston House before and we will on all of our future trips to Ft. Lauderdale.
The property is exceptionally manicured and the rooms are always nicely furnished.
We found the manager and young man who assists in the office were both so friendly and fantastic to
us. We could not have been happier on our mini vacation. Yall saved our trip.

Thanks again to you all at Cheston House. We will definitely be seeing you again soon.
Greg K
Michael P
Tampa, Fl.
August, 2013

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