About this listing
Our lovely space is a lush urban oasis and permaculture farm. Enjoy goats, pigs, emus, chickens and a colorful community of people. Located in "Little Haiti," near art district, 15 minutes from airport and South Beach. Fresh veggies, eggs and honey!
Walk up narrow staircase to the 3rd level of the treehouse, nestled within the pithocilobium tree. Feel like you're living in the trees! Beautiful view of canopy and animals. There's a double bed for two, and a raised wooden slab can accommodate a 3rd person on a twin mattress. (Note: The second bed is not available from June -October due to wet area from rain). Shared kitchen downstairs. The newly built Bahamas style bathroom is located a few steps away from the Treehouse and the lovely outdoor shower is also close by. Bathroom and shower have hot water.
Due to height of treehouse, no children are allowed (sorry).
Mosquitos are at their peak during rainy season (June-September) we have a net over the bed, citronella candle, two fans and incense to keep them away from you in the Treehouse, but that's not a guarantee.
Miami summer is hot. While our beautiful canopy of trees helps keep the farm a lot cooler than other parts of the city, be mindful that the Treehouse only has fans for cooling. It does not have an air conditioner. Please consider our "Cozy Cabin" or "Loft on Woodsy Farm" listings if you are sensitive to mosquitoes or prefer air conditioning. Click on my photo, and scroll down. See all our interesting listings on the farm!
Our farm is the place to come to have the convenience of city life and the relaxing paradise you need after an active day. You can feed the animals, partake in farm events, play lively games of volleyball every Sunday. Sailing, kayaking, bicycle rental, available for modest fees.
We greatly appreciate guests checking in by 8:00 p.m.
Interaction with Guests
There are always people around the farm; some are guests, some are residents; others volunteer time on the farm. You can have as much interaction as you like, or find a hammock in a quiet space and blissfully escape.
Ours is an eclectic community located in a low-income residential neighborhood of Miami. Many people are surprised to discover the beautiful oasis that is our farm. We are centrally located and easy to find. If you want a quiet, pretty place to unwind after experiencing the glitter of Miami, you will be very pleased.
We offer airport drop-off from the farm for reasonable fees. Public transportation is easy here, one block away there are buses to South Beach, Wynwood, Art District. We are less than 5 minutes to I-95 freeway.
Other Things to Note
You will be delighted by the beauty of the farm. It is a surprising haven within the concrete jungle. We are dedicated to creating as simple and sustainable lifestyle as possible.
We ask that guests arrive by 8:00 p.m.
Quiet time after 10 p.m. No smoking allowed on farm, but you can smoke on the road outside the farm.
Although Leslie herself was unable to be there herself, she and Ray were fantastic hosts! I grew up in SoFlo but do not know Miami well and they had left a binder in the room of all sorts of recommendations (which we definitely utilized!). Ray was great and gave us a tour of the farm itself before taking us to our treehouse room. Their description was accurate-this is a little very well hidden oasis in the middle of Miami! Not far from downtown or the Key Biscayne state park at all. I didn't have many problems at all. There are lots of mosquitos as they warn. I did not use bug spray as much as I should have and got pretty bitten up, but the netting for the bed itself worked as it was supposed to. This would be perfect to stay in around fall/winter time. At night the weather is not too bad though. The area is as they described too. Definitely recommend taking valuables with you, but it's pretty safe and again, no problems.
My only regret is that I did not get to purchase any fresh eggs or honey or have the time to volunteer around the farm. I am already highly recommending this place to others. You can bet that I will be back!
Leslie is one of the sweetest hosts. It was my first time travelling alone, and when i had some rookie traveller problems, she was very understanding and helpful. I felt at home and safe! The place in general was a haven for me because i love nature, and everything was well taken care of. If you want to visit Miami but want to go back to a quite nature place at night away from the city, but still within reach, this is the place for you.
This is a unique experience - it is like camping in a tree. There's, also, a farm with pigs, wild turkeys and an emu. It was so surprising to find this so close to the city of Miami. The host, Leslie, was very welcoming. She gave me a tour of the hotel and the grounds and describe the history of the farm.
If you're looking for something different compared to comfy hotels, feel free to go here. Location is a bit off the beaten track but bus stop is nearby. The bed could with a thorough clean as we got bitten multiple times by bed bugs.
Thank you for your comment, Raphael. Bed bugs are a serious matter, and we do not have bed bugs here. You probably had mosquito bites, which are extremely common this time of year. Also, if you went to the beach, you may have seen see lice bites on your body. Not fun, but also a somewhat common occurance in the ocean.
As people who are always looking for a new, adventurous experience, we had high expectations from this amazing looking farm.... AND IT DELIVERED! It was like spending two days in a dream, being able to explore the farm and relax when we wanted to as well as find great directions to Miami's great attractions. What a welcoming place to spend our little vacation.
I was warmly welcomed to this urban oasis by Leslie, the Eve of this Eden. Such a peaceful place. Butterflies and birds in the green canopy. Friendly cats, the soulful eyes of an emu, pigs softly grunting while finding a cool place to rest in the yard. The wake up call of the roosters. Geckos everywhere! Friendly neighbors in this quiet neighborhood.
I loved staying in the treehouse.
The description is accurate. Stairs to the 3rd floor of the treehouse are steep...a ladder really. Fans are the cooling system. You will encounter mosquitos and other insects. Outdoor showers and bathrooms are very clean and well maintained. Communal kitchen has the basic utensils, etc. to prepare meals.
I left my suitcase in the car and brought my toiletries and a change of clothes to the treehouse. Wouldn't want to lug a bunch of stuff up those stairs. It's surprising how you don't need a bunch of stuff.
A short drive to the downtown Miami area and beaches. Haulover is about 30 minutes away. Biscayne Blvd. restaurants just a few blocks away.
If you like nature, the outdoors and camping....you couldn't find a more perfect place. It's been 2 weeks since my stay and I think about my time on Leslie and Ray's farm every day. I dream about my next visit.
My partner and I had a beautiful experience in Leslie's treehouse alongside with her farm and the animals. We would have stayed longer if we diddnt plan on travelling around Florida, but it made our trip unforgettable. Leslie was very welcoming and we couldn't appreciate it enough. Next time We will be definateley staying a little longer than our first experience:)
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About the Host, Leslie
I moved to the farm in November, 2012, just before Ray and I celebrated our wedding in a big farm bash. Living here is delightful, waking to the sounds of roosters and turkeys. I give farm tours and nature classes at the farm and am enjoying being an airbnb host. I like joyful times shared with my family and community, including potluck vegan dinners, volleyball, lively conversations.
As a traveler I've always preferred to stay among the local people rather than in a touristy hotel. So here at the farm, I try to give guests a feeling of inclusion and an opportunity to add their own special qualities and talents to our community.