About this listing
Giant 2 bedroom apartment in the best location in all of South Beach. It is one block from Lincoln Rd (Restaurants, shopping, clubs) and 2 blocks away from the famous beach. One block away from Espanola Way restaurants. A truly amazing apartment in the best spot in South Beach.
This large apartment has a giant living room . There is a giant 50" flat screen HD TV in the living room. High Speed Wifi Internet.
The first bedroom has a giant king size bed. The second bedroom has a large queen size bed.
There is a kitchen stocked with basics ( plates, pots and pans, microwave, coffeemaker).
Let us know if you need earlier check in or check out times, we will try to work with you if possible.
Parking lot is one block away. Or you could park for free on the street until 6pm on the weekdays.
One block away from Lincoln Rd (Starbucks, Apple Store, Sushi Samba, H&M, Armani, Restaurants, SET Nightclub, etc.)
2 blocks away from beach
Buses and Taxis all around
Nice welcome, although we we're a bit late. Check-In and Check-Out were very easy.
My father and I had a great time in Svetlana's apt. Though we hadn't a chance to meet her, Marian, her assistant, was there to met our need and answer questions.
The apt was nice but not that exactly as what the pics described. The furnitures were a lil bit old. Besides this, everything was awesome. The apt was really big, I guess at least 6 could live together. Beds were comfortable and sheets were clean and tide. There were lots of kitchen equipment; however, the gas was out of work. And there were umbrellas and chairs for beach.
The location was so great that everything was within minutes walk. One block to Shops and two to beach. You really don't need a car or you can rent one when you plan to go some where farther.
So, good location and enough space, this apt can be a great choice.
Great host! Great apartment in a very good position, in the heart of the nearest Lincoln Road. Thks Svetlana for this!
The apartment was spacious and a great location. We were walking distance to Lincoln Road and the beach. Svetlana was a great host. Flexible with check-in/check-out times and responded right away to any questions we had during our stay.
Listing was very accurate and very cool vibe. Check in was a breeze and place was very clean. Also great amenities and amazing location.
First off - the location is excellent. Cannot fault it. However, this is where it starts to go wrong.
Ignore the photos, it is nothing like that. (I have photos). There was a random unmade bed in the living room. The shower curtains are moldy and old. The bed linen is tired, scratchy and does not smell clean.
The biggest problem was that the plumbing is awful - one bathroom was completely unusable as the toilet didn't flush and as the window was overlooked with no curtain, it meant that you couldn't shower unless you like being watched!
Taste being irrelevant, the furniture was really tatty and dirty which made it feel unclean. The cleaning was not that thorough, dirty mirrors, floors and unwashed plates made the whole place look extremely neglected. What did we pay the cleaning charge for? It could really do with a deep clean and some newer items; if the owners were to spend even a couple hundred bucks at Ikea then that would make a HUGE difference.
I was really disappointed with the place. As it was neglected and unloved it didn't give us the homey vibe that many other AirBNB places do. It's simply a cash cow for the owners and nothing more.
In terms of communication, it was a little slow. Svetlana took time to respond to texts. Her husband was better - I texted about the toilet and he said he would come by and fix it the next day, which he didn't do. When I asked, he then said the Management Company would do it but it wouldn't be for a few more days after we had left.
Also ignore any idea of early check-in. It's 3pm with no room for negotiation. Svetlana intimated that we might be able to check in early and drop off luggage but when we called, her husband said this was not allowed as people complain that personal items have gone missing etc. So ignore any helpful suggestions - it's 3pm!
One person staying with us was hospitalized - appendicitis, not alcohol poisoning ;o) - and as we were in a rush to check out we left a jacket of hers behind in the closet. Helpfully we were texted about it with the message - "pick it up or chuck it?". Again, it would have been fabulous if they had offered to mail it and we would have totally paid the shipping (+ extra) but this simply wasn't offered. Our mistake of course, but it would be those little touches that other AirBNBs have done which make it a fabulous experience.
Catherine has quite the imagination. She was a problem from the beginning calling saying there wasn't any toilet paper, when I told her there were 6 rolls in the shelf she said there wasn't any. Then I came over, obviously the toilet paper was there and she said she didn't see it. Then they clogged up the toilet, we said we could get it taken care of, but they were there for only 2 days and were leaving the next day. There are 2 bathrooms and 2 showers in the apartment. In terms of one of the showers being open to public view from the window and no curtain there, that is because it is on the top floor and there aren't any buildings or anyone to see inside. Then the "pick it up or chuck it" that she says I told her about the jacket they forgot is a complete lie. She didn't even know they forgot it. I messaged her when I came to the apartment and sent her a picture of the jacket, because she didn't know which it was. I asked her what she would like done with it. She simply said it's not hers and to throw it out. In terms of checkin, she was told that if the apartment is free they could arrive early, but there was no guarantee, and that 3pm was the checkin time.
Catherine, just is one of the few people that are looking for things to complain about and write negative reviews. I regret I rented to her, and would not recommend her as a guest to anyone.
The description was accurate, and the location was perfect. Svetlana helped out by letting us stay later since no one was renting the unit after us.
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