10 foot high ceilings in the amazing fully remodeled, modern apartment in 1924 Art Deco Building. Comfortably sleeps 4 and is close to everything. The gourmet kitchen has Bosch appliances. Marble bathroom and washer and dryer in the apartment. WiFI and flat screen TV !!
We fell in love with this building and began to remodel it in 2004 in the middle of Elizabeth's chemotherapy for breast cancer. In February 2014, Elizabeth will reach the 10 year mark cancer free. It was literally rebuilt in place as it was an historic building from 1924. This makes it not your average vacation rental from the Bosch appliances to the hurricane impact windows. The building is filled with good Karma -- when we had 5 major hurricane in 18 months, the trees always fell away from the building !! We love it when we stay here.
We are on a quiet residential street, but just a 10 minute walk to the Ocean and 8 minutes to bars and nightclubs -- or a $5 can ride if you are in heels !! We are 1.5 blocks from Flamingo Park with the pool and kids pool park, tennis courts, soccer fields and kids park. We are 2 blocks from Whole Foods and 5 blocks from the big Publix. We have a Deco bike station 1/2 a block away !! You don't need a car, but we have parking if you have one !!
What makes our property the most unique is that is was fully remodeled and furnished to be a vacation rental and one that we use ourselves. We skimped on nothing from WiFi to a fully equipped kitchen to mattresses !!
I love how big the apartment feels -- even though it is a 1 bedroom it has the feeling of space and separate areas. Even though when you are in South Beach you are on the go with so much to do -- the chaise and the sofa are nice to come home to and watch some TV.
I tell everyone -- one experience not to be missed is renting a beach chair at the Delano hotel -- 17th Ave and Collins. The best $20 you will ever spend !!! Also order a Nina Fresa (cocktail) as Sushi Samba on Lincoln Road at the corner with Pennsylvania. Email us for more tips or read on !!
Many of our guests have come from outside of the US (Brazil, Italy, England, Switzerland, France and Canada) and I have struck up email friendships with so many!! We love to travel and hope you will enjoy your vacation in our vacation place!!
Here are our local area tips -- please enjoy !!!
Oliver's Bistro at 9th and West is right around the corner and I love it. not expensive good food and wine — close by. $$
Sushi Samba — Lincoln Road and pennsylvania — BEST Sushi — siting outside and people watching — cocktail — Nina Fresa $$ - $$$$
Lime — fresh mexican — super casual and awesome — skinny fish burrito is amazing — really casual at 14th and alton — super near condo $
Ocean front lunch at Ritz Carlton -- worth it $$ - $$$
Tapas y Tintos on Espanola Way — loud live Flamenco music on some nights nice outdoor quieter tables with great Spanish Tapas $$
I love Nikki beach for lunch NOT on Sundays when it is a crazy party $$ - $$$$
Prime 112 is amazing ridiculous steak but you will spend easily over $150 for 2 people $$$$$
Monty's Oyster bar on the bay — a little spring break looking but great raw bar happy hour — 3rd or 2nd and Alton $$ - $$$
Yardbird at 16th and Lenox is the new in spot -- AND IT NOT CRAZY EXPENSIVE -- it is sort of modern Southern Food and YUMMY $$ - $$$
Rosa Mexicano on Lincoln road -- amazing guacamole and Sangria !! $$$
Mr Chow's at the W hotel — crazy expensive, amazing and fun Chinese food and see and be seen $$$$$
You may want to explore some of the restaurants in the Design District — on the mainland:
a great one for "farm to table" is: Michael's
Mandolin -- Amazing Greek food in a GORGEOUS garden
And part of the slow food movement -- Fratelli Lyon
Not a restaurant:
Rent a beach chair at the Delano Hotel beach area (17th and the Ocean) -- about $20 per chair (crazy, but bizarrely worth it)
Nightclubs — if appropriate :) !!
2201 Collins Avenue
Miami's newest and hottest club is right here at W South Beach.
320 Lincoln Road
Opium Group's Ultra VIP Club. Friday is the big night, but even off nights are tough to beat the line.
2325 Collins Avenue
Chic mini club next door to the Gansevoort.
1905 Collins Avenue
Small but rockin'!
4441 Collins Avenue
Mega-Club at the Fontainebleu Hotel is hot wednesdays & Saturdays.
1921 Collins Avenue
Long running VIP Club still packs them in. Bottles & Models Crowd.
235 23rd Street
Boutique nightclub just steps away from W is a celebrity hangout.
929 Washington Avenue
Classic South Beach spot still doin' it.
1235 Washington Avenue
Mega-Club has guest DJs and live performances
Interaction with Guests
We are available for whatever you need via phone or email. We have a full time handyman should you need anything. You will have his cell phone number as well as our housekeeper's.
Below are a couple basic rules of the building — I feel foolish and a bit like the evil Step Mother having to include them, but they help keep harmony in the building :) !!!
Absolutely no smoking inside the condo or the hallways of the condo.
Please be considerate of the other guests in the building regarding noise — if you can hear your music out in the hall — so can other people.
Please, if you come home late from enjoying the sights of South Beach -- don’t slam the doors or hang out in the hallways.
There are no more than 4 people allowed to stay in the condo.
Excessive noise, smoking or exceeding the total number or permitted guests may result in your expulsion from the condo and forfeiture of your deposit and any remaining rental payment.
This apartment could not have been more perfect for my stay in Miami Beach. I was working at an art fair on the beach, so I needed close access and quiet nights and that is what I got! Elizabeth provided super clear directions when I arrived, and when I couldn't figure out the internet, she provided help within minutes of me texting her.
The apartment is really pristine, with great bed linens, and a well appointed kitchen (it is walking distance to Whole Foods on Alton so I got breakfast stuff and cooked in every morning). There is a washer / dryer in the hallway and that is soo useful when you are there for a week.
I highly recommend this apartment - the highlights are the privacy and quiet and the clean, updated kitchen, and beautiful master bedroom. Thank you Elizabeth!
Elizabeth was incredibly easy to work with throughout the whole process. She is SO nice and made us feel very comfortable. (It was our first time using this site!) The home was exactly as it is in the images - so updated and absolutely gorgeous! We fit 4 people in the condo. There's a Master Bedroom with a huge bed and also a sofa that turns into a bed. Both were very comfortable. The marble bathroom is gorgeous. All of the appliances are updated. The condo is within walking distance of everything you'd need - including Collins / Ocean and the beach! Starbucks and Walgreens are right around the corner from the condo. I can't say enough about this place or our host - top notch!
Sehr schöne und ruhigeUnterkunft.Haben uns sehr wohlgefühlt.Elisabeth ist auch sehr unkompliziert und nett.
We had a great stay at this apartment. It is well equipped and clean. The best thing about this place is that it is quiet and in a nice residential area close (within walking distance) to all the shops, restaurant and the beach. Elizabeth was a very caring, responsive and flexible host. I highly recommend this place
It is a pleasure to come across a professionally run airbnb listing where everything is impeccable. The apartment was very clean and all the instructions were emailed prior to my arrival. The description is accurate. Elizabeth is very responsive and our communication was great. I would def stay in this apartment again on my next visit to Miami.
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We just moved from Costa Rica where we were living for 5 years to Snowmass Village, CO. We love to travel, everything outdoors whether it is the beach or the mountains and a good glass of wine never hurts !!
Being a host is a treat and a privilege !! We love that people are making life memories in our places.
Life motto: It is better to say Why did I do that than What if I had !!