About This Listing
Spacious private room, with a shared bath. WiFi, linens, airbeds
A short walk to downtown Coral Gables, Miracle Mile area, in a nice, safe residential neighborhood. Minutes from MIA via public transportation. NON-SMOKERS ONLY PLEASE
PRIVATE ROOM in Coral Gables with a QUEEN SIZED AIRBED and SHARED BATH, in a safe residential neighborhood. TWIN AIRBED CAN BE SET UP BY REQUEST
It's a ten minute walk to downtown Coral Gables business district, Miracle Mile shops and restaurants. FREE Coral Gables Trolley available weekdays. Public golf course (great for walking, jogging and bicycling) and historic Venetian Pool are minutes away. Easy access to public transportation - Metrobus, Metrorail, and Miami International Airport ( 15 minutes away )
ABOUT CORAL GABLES
Hello. Welcome to Coral Gables, the City Beautiful. A Mediterranean Revival Style, pre-planned community, incorporated in 1925. It is a pedestrian friendly destination, minutes from Miami International Airport. I am offering a clean, comfortable furnished room in a single family home, with wireless internet service, and parking.
The downtown area, a short 10 minute walk, has about 140 dining establishments and gourmet shops, and many notable international retailers. There’s local bookstores and coffee shops, as well as sports bars to watch your favorite team. There’s also Gables Cinema nearby if you’re a movie buff. If you enjoy live music, there’s jazz on Saturdays at a local bar/ restaurant, The Globe. There’s a local Publix supermarket within walking distance. Downtown also has a FREE CORAL GABLES TROLLEY running weekdays from 6:30am to 6pm. It will drop you off at the MetroRail station if you desire to visit downtown Miami, or shopping at upscale Merrick Park. Blocks from my home is a nine hole public golf course, with a café offering breakfast and lunch. There is a local branch library nearby as well.
ABOUT MY PLACE
My home is centrally located, in a beautiful neighborhood, with lots of greenery. From MIA, a 15-20 minute ride by public bus or taxi. Taxi is about $20, bus is $2.25. The house is approximately 1,700 square feet. With two rooms available for guests. One with a king sized bed and shared bath, the other with twin bed, and a shared bath . The home has central air too. You are welcome to use the kitchen, dining room and living room. There’s also a patio out back, and a hammock as well, underneath the mango tree. There’s coffee, tea, oatmeal, and sometimes fresh bread available for breakfast. If you don’t have transportation. I also have local tour books, maps of Coral Gables, and maps of the Miami area for your use. If you wish to kayak during your stay, I can make arrangements. I also have a car for rent.
Nearby sights include Venetian Pool, an aquifier fed pool built from a rock quarry, and on the National Register of Historic Places. There’s also the famed Biltmore Hotel. A 1920’s style hotel with an incredible lobby, and pool area. If you are in town on a Sunday, there are tours of this historic place, including the Al Capone suite, which several US presidents, and other dignitaries have stayed while visiting Miami. There’s also a Sunday brunch that it to be believed. Make reservations in advance, and bring an appetite. Don't miss a photo of the DeSoto Fountain on your way to the Biltmore.
Miami Beach is a 20-30min car ride, an hour via Metrobus.
It's also a 15-20 minute car ride to Key Biscayne, home of the Sony Open Tennis Tournament. Crandon Park, and Bill Baggs State Park, and the Cape Florida Lighthouse. Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden is nearby, as well as the Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami.
TRANSPORTATION: Bus stops are minutes away. Metrobus #42 from the airport, and # 24 will take you downtown Miami, where you can make a transfer to catch a bus to Miami Beach, if that is on your list.
Limited kitchen usage.
Backyard, lawn chairs, hammock
Parking is on the swale, the patch of grass between the sidewalk and street.
Coral Gables is a lovely neighborhood, with banyan and ficus trees lining my street, and plenty of nice homes. Downtown Coral Gables / Miracle Mile area is a short walk away. There's also a public golf course nearby, that's also excellent for jogging, walking. the Venetian Pool and The Biltmore Hotel are nearby as well.
Public transportation is nearby. Miami Dade Transit busses Number 24 to downtown and Number 42 to MIA are a 5 minute walk from my house. Connections to Metrorail and Tri-Rail are available. There is also the FREE Coral Gables trolley operating weekdays from 6:30am-8pm
Other Things to Note
I also have the following available for rent to confirmed guests:
KAYAKS: a single sit-inside ( $20 per day ), and a tandem sit inside ( $30 per day)
BICYCLES: Two available ($5 per day )
NO SMOKING on property.
Basic courtesy rules apply.
No personal items left in common areas ( shared bath & kitchen )
Shoes off before entering the house.
Kitchen Rules: Clean up after yourself immediately after use. Wipe countertops down. Clean, dry, and store away items after use.
Basic rules of respect for everyone's personal space, and boundaries apply.
Please communicate if there is an issue that needs to be resolved. I'll do my best to accommodate you.
PARKING: Parallel street parking is available in front of the house, on the patch of grass between the sidewalk and street, next to the bike path. Please park to allow room for two cars in front, and be careful not to drive into the trash hole near the driveway.
The first car to park needs to back up as close to the palm tree as possible to allow room for another car to park ahead of you.
If there are already two cars parked in front, let me know, and I will show you alternative parking.
PLEASE - DO NOT PARK ON THE FRONT YARD OR IN FRONT OF MY NEIGHBORS HOUSES.
Had a great time here. The location is fantastic. Coral Gables is gorgeous and is such a nice quiet area but close enough if you want to go into the thick of Miami. I would definitely stay here again.
He gave me all that I needed. He is a very helpfull person. Coral gables its a good place to stay
Jim is a kind and caring host. He gives all the advise that you want and is really into the airbnb-attitude, i.e. he is not just renting his place to make money.
His house is located in a nice and safe neighborhood. There is not much noise outside so that you can have a good sleep. The air matress is quite comfortable. I stayed for 4 nights and had no difficulties with my back or whatever. Although the house is not a very modern place, it provides everything that one needs. Moreover, it has his own charm due to the wooden furniture and Jim's decoration from travelling around the world.
His two dogs are very nice. And in 4 days I just listened them barking twice; that was not at night.
Jim is the host with the most. From the moment I arrived at his lovely home, he took me under his wing. I got to experience Miami from the inside out and I am so thankful to Jim for that. He knows all the best hidden places. I truly feel like I have a home away from home now. Can't wait for my next visit.
Louie and I enjoyed our stay at Jim's home. The location was perfect, being close to the sights we wanted to see in the Miami area. We were within walking distance of the Biltmore Hotel, the Miracle Mile, and the Venetian Pool. Jim responded quickly to inquiries about availability of his place and emailed us back right away with answers to our questions.
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About the Host, Jim
I'd describe myself as a person who enjoys both solitude, and the company of others, especially those with a travel bug, and a unique, non-conventional approach to life. I am into fitness, and healthy eating. I love to cook, and enjoy kayaking, bicycling, motorcycles, and live music I have two friendly dogs.
I'm a self employed sales and marketing professional.
I also enjoy reading, some movies, and growing tropical fruit trees - I grow mango, longan, carambola, jackfruit, fig, avocado, and papaya in my yard.