North Miami Beach…In the 1970’s kosher vacationers relied on a number of kosher hotels in Miami Beach or apartment rentals that included inexpensive rates in the decaying South Beach area. By the late ‘90’s most of the hotels were gone, victim of a new surge of condo sales. In 2011, a growing number of vacationers are opting for villas in such areas as Hallandale, Hollywood and North Miami Beach, courtesy of Shifra Weinberger of Florida Kosher Villas ([email protected]). Mrs. Weinberger expects that many of her villas will also be in demand for Passover. The “villas” include several exquisite mansions. Travel agents say that similar options were available last summer in Orlando, the Berkshires and Cape Cod (at least one was a Bed and Breakfast). One travel agent said that the villa concept is particularly appealing to customers looking for the hotel experience but who desire privacy (including private pool) and for larger families. Kosher Villas offers concierge service, which includes making arrangements for kosher meals in the villas.
January 4, 2011