About This Listing
This nice 1 bedroom apt is situated on one of the best spots in South Beach, on Collins Avenue, just one block from the gorgeous Ocean Drive and the beach.
On both Collins Avenue and Ocean Drive you’ll find everything you need: from food markets to fashion stores, restaurants and bars. The nearby Mac Arthur Coast Way will bring you straight to Downtown Miami in less than 10-minute drive.
This place is located on the second floor of a well-maintained condo. The space has been entirely renovated with brand new kitchen appliances and furniture.
The open kitchen is fully equipped and combines elegance and functionality.
After the beach, you’ll enjoy a relaxing shower in our clean-lined, clutter-free bathroom.
The Bedroom has a queen size bed, a walk-in closet, a flat screen TV and a large full size mirror.
The comfortable living room is provided with a full-size sofa bed, a large coffee table, a dining area, a flat screen TV with cable channels and an ihome ipod deck.
Late check-in fee of $30 after 9pm. No check-in after midnight.
Loss of building master key will be charged $300 (only the building management can provide this key and they have a limited amount per year).
This is my second time renting from Stephan. Came down with friends. There was a minor setback the second time around but understandable and was handled very quickly with no problems. Place was booked last minute and Stephan came through with no worries. Place is located very close to all attractions on South Beach... Thanks Stephan! Hopefully third time's a charm!
the apartment was absolutely perfect, i really enjoyed staying here and is definitely considering staying here again if it is available the times that i need it for. it was a bit smaller than how it looked in the pictures but that wasn't any issue at all. a few minor issues such as the blinds not wanting to go down nor up, and the difficulty of windows opening and closing and one of the closet doors constantly opening up. there was also a few markings on the walls, but again those weren't any issues at all. i did not need anything from Stephan himself nor his friends, but i'm sure if i did, they'd be attentive. we did everything as asked from the listings in the binder/rules board. the apartment definitely felt very homey. the location was perfect, literally a block away from the beach, and in the mix of everything. absolutely perfect spot to book, i recommend it to anyone staying in this vicinity.
I have been traveling to South Beach, Miami every spring for the last 5 years. This is the first time I have used Airbnb, and Stephan's place was the perfect one to start with. If you are looking to experience the heart of South Beach ,Miami, this is the place. Right in the center of the action, a block from the beach, and a stumble to the bars and clubs. There is a cafe, grocery store, liquor store, and plenty of restaurants right outside the door. Place is equipped with a stove, utensils, pots, pans and a fridge so we were able to save a ton of money on food by buying groceries & cooking in. As previously described, the entrance to Stephan's place is a little shady (the hallway/backdoor entrance), but the apartment is nicely furnished and looks just as it does in the pictures. The only down-side I can mention is the noise. I'm not talking normal city traffic noise, I'm talking concert level Bass Cannons from cars driving down the strip. The walls are thin (to the outside), and the volume is high. This trip was during Spring Break, so I can't speak for what it may be like during other seasons. But I would recommend bringing ear plugs. If you want to be in the center of the action, this is the place, if not, you may want to look elsewhere. Bottom line, Stephan was a great host, price is more than reasonable, great location, excellent apartment, and beautiful weather as always. Enjoy!
Be careful with Stephan. He asks for your personal email to have all the communication outside AirBnB system. He must not be trusted. If i hadn't refused, I would have had huge problems. But the Airbnb team could read all my emails with him and checked that he was careless and aggressive, he would have ruined my vacations.
The place was nice and ok. But Stephan only worries about cashing his money and doesn't care at all about any problem. And i really mean at all. We stayed for 2 weeks and nothing was resolved. Once he has the money that's all that counts. He is not able to solve any situation or to give any information. 100% careless about everything. And if u complain he gets violent and wanted to throw us out for no reason.
I was also treated bad by the person that made the checkin. As he says: "A person of my team". I have never felt so insulted!!! There is no communication whatsoever between him and his team.
I had arranged with him my checkup for 9 am. And i had to call and wait for for the person that had to do it (she came almost at 10, i really woke her up). I had to listen her complain several times how bad and crazy was to do a checkup on a Saturday morning, and how much she didn't care what i had arranged with Stephan.
I also told her (later to Stephan), that one of the light of the bathrooms was not working, and that having 1 key of the building and 3 of the apartment was crazy, i needed at least 2 full sets of keys. The answer was: It's not my problem.
Nor only Stephan did not apologize for this person of his team, but he also was unable to fix any of the problems while i stayed. All the information he gave was vague about everything. And i stayed for 2 long weeks...
He also menaced to throw us out when i wrote him that i was complaining with Airbnb about his service. Gladly as all the emails were through Airbnb system, they solved this situation.
I had never rented a place in any part of the world where the owner was so careless.
I ADDRESS AIRBNB AND ITS USER ABOUT THE ABOVE REVIEW: IT'S A LIE.
I won't spend time in answering all those allegation but lets my 223 other positive reviews speaks for themselves.
1 - Airbnb supported my case and stood by my side throughout the entire issue we had with Javier. They convinced me let him stay in the apt (I was staring n eviction procedure) and that I wouldn't hear from him. Indeed after airbnb spoke t Javier, he becane extremely quiet. before thate, below are the message airbnb could read on the thread:
JAVIER: "The key has to be in the apartment tomorrow morning before 10am."
JAVIER: "Im already taking all this situations and conplain to AirBNB since u are not giving a fuck"
At this point I told him to be polite and respectful as I run a vacation rental business, and I would appreciate if he keep that on a professional level, at this is what I got:
JAVIER: "Im sorry that "giving a fuck" is to hard for you. Please dont tell my mother. Seems u are not understanding, i will explain to you..."
Last but not least, here the email I receive from my team manager (as I'm an hospitality professional and manage several properties in several cities with team on the ground):
Please be advised that the guest staying inside this unit has been very aggressive and rude.
We have dealt with many of your guests and have never had this type of issue. At this point I do not feel comfortable sending my staff to this unit while this guest remains inside the unit.
I don't think I need to explain myself any further.
Stephan's apartment was exactly as shown in the pictures and more. Lots of space, kitchen goods, and linens for 3 and the location was unbeatable--1 block from the beach. Initial communication was a tad shaky but everything was ironed out seamlessly and immediately. The elevator in the building needs some work but didn't present any actual problems. Stephan was very responsive between booking and check-out, and we felt at ease with him as our host. Would stay here again next time.
The apt. was exactly the same as described on the listing page and what you see on the pictures. It's has a great location, super close to the beach and ocean drive were all the bars and restaurants are. The apt. was very clean and the kitchen is equipped. The building entrance and elevator though could be a little bit cleaner.
Keep in mind that at night, since it's located close to the bars and restaurants, it can be noisy.
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