Imagine a lifestyle in which you park a Ferrari at a private boat slip, slide onto a custom yacht, and ferry it across a waterway to a private island hosting a 20-room mansion modeled after an Italian villa. Though this may sound like a dream only attainable by the mega rich or an heir to a chocolate-fountain fortune, Imagine Lifestyles facilitates such lavish accommodations with a cavalry of luxury vehicles, vacation homes, and yacht charters. They specialize in auto rentals, entrusting cars from brands such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Porsche, and BMW to drivers for as short as a half day or as long as several weeks. To shield these pristine and rare rides from the elements, they also deal in luxury vacation home rentals, ranging from beach mansions in Miami to chic lofts and high-rise penthouses. The service also charters air and sea transportation, including jets of all sizes and yachts for all occasions.
Outfitted with backseat TVs, stereos, and divider windows, Status Limousine's fleet of vehicles elegantly eases transportation for travel or leisure. For two hours, guests can populate the Lincoln stretch limo's 10 passenger seats as they journey to and from a fine restaurant or skip from nightspot to nightspot. The bottle of champagne augments arrivals with chilled sips of a spirited beverage and a cork that riders can break up into crumbs to leave a trail back to the limo.
Lifestyle Luxury Rentals' exotic fleet of Lamborghinis, Bentleys, Maseratis, and Ferraris blow busted jalopies off the road with precision engineering and sleek European designs. Drivers grab the wheel of one of from four upscale cars for their 90-minute joyride, whisking from 0 to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds in the cockpit of the Maserati Gran Turismo or replacing imprecise garage-band drummers with the rumbling beats of the Bentley GT’s 12-cylinder, 6-liter twin turbocharged engine. Customers can cut through quotidian traffic at the helm of a Ferrari F430, or kiss corners within a head-turning Lamborghini Gallardo. After the joy ride, drivers receive a free T-shirt as they beat back adrenaline-fueled hunger and resumes from aspiring pit crews during an Italian lunch buffet at Grazie.
Red Limo cruises through Miami's pulsing asphalt veins, bringing passengers to their destination in the spacious cabins of the fleet's sleek, relaxation-inducing luxury vehicles. Riding from Miami International Airport to South Beach in the BMW ($160) or the Cadillac ($135) allows riders to stretch out, as each vehicle serves an ample helping of leg room and luggage space to up to six passengers or two people and two large boxes filled with books about country singer Gretchen Wilson, and passengers with general cruising desires can stylishly sail in either car, exploring all that Miami has to offer ($110 per hour for the BMW; $85 per hour for the Cadillac).
A Family Limousine promptly escorts clients to their destinations with an up-to-date fleet of luxury sedans and stretch limousines, as well as specialty cars that include a weddings-only classic Rolls Royce and a 55-seat motor coach. At a prearranged place and time, clients step into one of the company's purring swank tanks, each of which is captained by a uniformed chauffeur. In the fleet's stretch limos, passengers can spend their ride gazing at the landscape, watching flat-screen TVs, or lounging in the private VIP room of a Cadillac Escalade stretch. To feel more at home, passengers may request the service of one of A Family Limousine's multilingual chauffeurs, as well as one of its napping grandpas to plant in front of the limo's TV.
The SoBe Shuttle provides an easy way to get around in South Florida with hourly shuttles that run four days a week between Fort Lauderdale and Miami or South Beach. Evening shuttles are available Thursday–Sunday, with return trips leaving South Beach as late as 5 a.m. On Saturday and Sunday, daytime shuttles carry passengers to and from Miami’s famous white-sand beaches. Each WiFi-equipped shuttle is chauffeured by an experienced driver and contains a television set and refrigerator, perfect for storing leftovers or teaching a goldfish about winter.