A Unique Tropical Retreat
Windjammer Resort Hotel is located away from the crowds and set on a wide palm-lined beach. Modern suites, all with kitchens,
provide guests with superb views of the Atlantic Ocean and direct access to the beach. One block away is the center of activity in the charming and secure seaside town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, on the east side of Fort Lauderdale.
Relaxation and comfort are assured on the pristine uncrowded beach and at our two heated pools. Windjammer is known as an extremely well maintained facility with a friendly staff and super-clean apartments. In fact, our beachfront property is recipient of the White Glove Award from the Superior Small Lodging Association 12 years in a row!
Unique to the Windjammer Resort Hotel is that from our beach you can snorkel or dive to a renowned coral reef, walk to the best fishing/sightseeing pier in South Florida and to a variety of shopping, restaurants and bars nearby.
What is Timeshare?
Timeshare means permanently owning a week of vacation. At a Timeshare Resort, every unit is divided into 52 weeks, and each one of those unit-weeks can be individually owned.
What is the benefit?
Timeshare ownership means a pre-planned vacation every year at a resort you know and love, without the stress of hunting for rates and hoping your dates are available. Your week in your unit is ready and waiting for you year after year. Because it brings your loved ones together every year, it should really be called Share Time!
How does it work?
When you buy a week of Timeshare here at Windjammer, you are buying a piece of Real Estate. It is deeded to you permanently, and is even inheritable by your heirs. You are then an owner at the Windjammer Condominium Association. You pay an annual maintenance fee and property tax for your week, about $775 total, which is significantly less than the cost of renting for the week!
What can I do with my week?
There are a number of options available to you as an owner.
- Occupy your apartment for the week: Of course you can loan the use of your week to another party as well.
- Put your unit up for rent: Windjammer Resort operates as a hotel, and any rental income from your room and week go to you! Management receives only a 25% commission. At current rental rates, a full seven days of rental will not only cover your maintenance fees, but put a little extra in your pocket!
- Bank your unit with a Timeshare Exchange Company
What does it mean to Bank my unit?
There are thousands of Timeshare Resorts all over the world. Through the exchange program, owners at one resort are able to "bank" their week at their resort, and exchange for a different week somewhere else in the world!
Why Windjammer Resort?
Location, Location, Location!
If we were any closer to the water, we’d have to issue lifejackets! Windjammer Resort is right on the sand, nestled in the secluded tropical paradise of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Florida. A small, Old Florida resort town at the northern tip of Fort Lauderdale, LBTS is the ideal location for Oceanfront Relaxation at its Best. Windjammer is only one walking block from the Pier and the Town Square, where numerous highly-rated dining options await you.
Record of Excellence Windjammer Resort has been well-maintained, clean, and smoothly operated since it’s conversion to Timeshare in 1980. In 2019 Windjammer celebrated its 39th year of consecutive family owned management. We are well respected in the timeshare industry and consistently receive top honors from the timeshare exchange companies. As a Resort we are rated very highly on major travel sites, and receive the White Glove Award from Superior Small Lodging every year.
Your Piece of Paradise Ownership at Windjammer Resort will provide you and your loved ones with a beautiful week in paradise that you can enjoy year after year. Check out available units today and get on track to living Oceanfront Relaxation at its Best!
Find the Timeshare That's Right For You
View a list of all units that are available for sale, as well as unit resale pricing by weeks.
Presented in table format to assist in determining which days of the month your week will occur and plan your vacations accordingly.
Confirmation of Occupancy
Tell us how & when you'd like to use your Timeshare. Simply fill out our Confirmation of Occupancy form to let us know!
Title Change / Resale
This information will help you change title of a unit week to someone else - adding an individual(s) on title, selling, giving to a family member...
Answers to the most frequently asked questions, including unit-week usage tips, resort guidelines, space-banking with RCI and much more.
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History of Windjammer
A success story of timesharing at its best and how it was meant to be...
In 1978 the Boutin family acquired two motels side by side on the beautiful beach in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Florida. In 1980, the two properties were joined together,
completely renovated and converted into 25 one bedroom units, 3 two bedroom units and 5 studio units. A Timeshare Condominium Association was created and the Windjammer Resort and Beach Club came into existence.
Today, the Windjammer is one of the cleanest, most well maintained properties you’ll find on the Gold Coast. It is a shining example of why timesharing was created and why hundreds of Windjammer owners are happy and proud to call it their second home. It is situated in an ideal spot for anyone coming to South Florida to relax, unwind and enjoy.
We have hundreds of repeat guests that have been vacationing here every year since1980. Others have taken advantage of the timeshare exchange programs to visit other resorts all over the world. When you own at Windjammer, you have strong exchange clout to get the exchanges you want. Windjammer also has one of the more successful rental programs in timesharing to allow a third option of ownership and provide above average rental income to its owners that choose to rent out their unit weeks.
What brings them back year after year is our superb location, the consistency of our accommodations, the continual upgrades in furnishings and our management and staff. In 2019, Windjammer celebrated its 39th year of continuous family owned management.
The property has 33 units, all with kitchens, with two pools for guests to enjoy. You won’t have to deal with crowds here and you’ll always find a spot to relax in. Our beach is extremely well maintained, inviting and wide.
The Windjammer has a 39 year history of providing its owners and guests with superior accommodations which are continually updated and extremely well maintained.
This material is being used for the purpose of soliciting the sale of deeded timeshare interests.
Monday to Saturday - 8am to 7pm
Sunday - 8am to 5pm
One Space Per Apartment
Only Service Animals with Documentation
RV and Boats
Not Allowed on Property
Windjammer Resort is located 30 miles North of Miami International Airport and 10 miles North of Fort Lauderdale International Airport.
Shuttle buses and limousine services are always available at both airports.
From Fort Lauderdale International Airport...
Exit out of airport and follow signs to I-595 West.
Head West and follow signs to I-95 North.
Merge unto I-95 North and take Exit 32 onto Commercial Boulevard East.
Head East until you see the Beach sand at El Mar Drive.
Turn right onto El Mar Drive to 4244 El Mar Drive. (1 block).
SCENIC BEACH ROUTE (our preferred route)
Follow exit out of airport and follow signs for N. Federal Highway/US1 North.
Stay on Federal Hwy/U.S.1 and follow signs to (“BEACHES) and turn right (East) onto 17th Street Causeway.
Stay on 17th Street Causeway which will turn into A-1-A after the draw bridge for about 10 miles and make a right on Datura Avenue (1 block South of Commercial Blvd).
We are at the end of Datura Avenue at 4244 El Mar Drive, Lauderdale By The Sea, Florida 33308.
RECOMMENDED SHUTTLE SERVICE
For our guests who would like a more personalized service to and from the airport, we recommend Mr. Martin Shook. He owns his own cabs, is licensed and insured has been transporting our owners and guests all over South Florida for over 10 years. If you call him ahead of time he will gladly pick you up at the airport and bring you directly to the Windjammer. We have found him and his drivers to be reliable and prompt and are confident in recommending his services to our guests. He offers our guests a special rate for Airport runs and other destinations all over Broward.
You can reach Martin at (954) 224-2553.
Welcome to Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Florida!
Windjammer Resort is perfectly situated in the seaside village of charming Lauderdale-By-The-Sea with its world-famous fishing pier just steps from the hotel. On the lovely tree-lined streets here you will find elegant boutiques, gourmet restaurants, snack bars, convenience stores, a large supermarket and souvenir shops. All this is within easy walking distance of Windjammer Resort. Of special note is the fact that our reef is rated one of the top 3 snorkel & dive sites in Florida!
When visiting the area, be sure to stop by the Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center conveniently located along A1A just south of Commercial Blvd. You'll find the friendly Chamber staff is there to assist you with directions and everything you need to enjoy a perfect holiday by the sea.
To find out all that's happening here in our seaside village, we encourage you to visit the LBTS Events site where the latest details about our town are posted. Explore Lauderdale-By-The-Sea and the exciting beachfront events here!
Pelican Hopper - Free Public Transportation
The town's air-conditioned Pelican Hopper is a great way to get around. The shuttle starts at Publix Supermarket and heads south on Bougainvilla Drive to the Galt Ocean Mile in Fort Lauderdale (where you can connect to Broward County Transit buses) before heading north to Terra Mar Island (at the town’s northern boundary); the shuttle then returns to Publix to start another complete route.
The shuttle has specific stops, but the driver will pick you up or drop you off almost anywhere you need along the route. Hop on!
Day or night, there's always something sunny going on. Concerts on the beach and beyond. Multicultural events, arts and cultural festivals year-round. Sports of all sorts. And off-the-beaten-path experiences of live indie music, warehouse jam sessions, street art and local hang outs -- an Underground Lauderdale vibe.
ONLINE BOOKINGS ARE FOR FIVE NIGHT STAYS OR LONGER.
For shorter or longer bookings, please call us directly. We would love to personally help you secure a great stay on our beach. Windjammer holds back a portion of it's room availability to prevent over bookings. Please call us at (954) 776-4232 if you do not find your requested dates online.Book Now
Terms and Conditions
DISCOUNT POLICYWindjammer Resort has been operating under the same management since 1980. We pride ourselves in the product that we offer and that our guests have always received an excellent value for their travel dollars. We continually comparison shop and follow seasonal travel patterns to remain fairly priced. We do not adhere to a policy of being priced higher and then offering big discounts. We price our rooms to reflect fair market value. We publish our prices and we adhere to them.
We are always happy to offer a 10% discount off non-discounted rates in appreciation to those individuals who have chosen a profession that is invaluable to our society and who give so much of themselves. These are military, police, firefighters, paramedics, nurses and teachers. If you qualify under any of these categories, we please invite you to ask for your discount.
Repeat guests and Windjammer unit week owners are also entitled to a 10% discount off our non-discounted rates.
These discounts cannot be combined with any other specials that might be offered.
DEPOSITS & PAYMENTS
PETS & SERVICE ANIMAL POLICYWindjammer Resort is a commercial transient lodging facility. As such, we follow the rule of law regarding Service Animals set forth by the Department Of Justice (DOJ). The DOJ has emphatically stated and ruled that emotional support animals are not considered service animals. If you travel with a pet that has not been specifically trained to perform a specialized service to help a person with a physical disability, we have the right to refuse your stay.
Office Hours: Mon - Sat: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm | Sun: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm | Holidays: 8:00am - 3:00pm
ADA Accessible Units (Please call for availability.)
Windjammer is a non-smoking facility, with designated outdoor areas marked.
Free Parking - One Space Per Apartment.
Sorry, no pets, boats, trailers, vans, large trucks or RVs.
Your privacy is critically important to us.
Windjammer Resort & Beach Club is located at:
Windjammer Resort & Beach Club
4244 El Mar Drive
Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL 33308
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