About This Listing
It gets no better than this! In the very Heart of South Beach! This gem is nestled on a quiet, one-way street, surrounded by a lush tropical garden, mere steps from World Famous Ocean Drive and the Beach, Lincoln Road shopping and SoBe Nightlife!
COMPLETELY REDECORATED MAY 2013! NEW EVERYTHING!
A CHIC Tropical Retreat in heart of South Beach!
This CHIC RETREAT is perfect for a weekend getaway, a week-long South Beach excursion, or and season-long escape to paradise!
This South Beach Gem is situated in the very center of everything anyone would want to do on South Beach - while maintaining a relaxing sense of peace and quiet. Only 3 blocks to famous Ocean Drive and the picture-perfect beaches, 2 blocks to Flamingo Park and steps to the world renowned shopping of Historic Espanola Way and Lincoln Road.
This condo is equipped with everything you will need to make your vacation comfortable and memorable. There a leather-tufted queen-sized bed and an equally stylish leather sleeper futon, 42" flat-panel/HDTV, WiFi, a fully stocked kitchen, a clean/comfortable/bright bathroom, in-unit washer/dryer and even beach towels and umbrella for your convenience. Limited parking MAY be available.
You will NOT find a more perfectly located, Chic condo on SoBe!
South Beach is EVERYTHING you've heard it is! And this spot is city-center! Food, nightlife, heat, sand and ocean.
Getting around South Beach is easy as a summer breeze! There are buses, cabs, bicycle, scooter and Segway rentals within steps of Chic Retreat!
It was my second time staying in Troys apartment as I had such an amazing time the first time round. Beautifully furnished, spotless and just a stroll from the beach. T'was a pleasure and I recommend staying here if you want the perfect SOBE getaway. Thanks again.
Troy e-mailed us all the directions and sufficient info a few days before our travel and thats all the contact we really needed with him as it was very detailed. He was able to get us parking passes for the week which was much appreciated since we had a rental car. The apartment is very nice and other than exploring other parts of Florida or miami you dont need a car at all everything is under a 20 min walk and that will get you to the outskirts of the main strip. Its safe at night around there since the police station is near by and there is a lot of patrol. Groceries and food are near by also. The beach/ocean drive or Espanola Way are 6 min walk and the apartment is fitted with chair/umbrella/towels all the necessities for the beach. Wifi is great. The kitchen is stocked with pots cutlery and glass-wear. We arrived to some eggs and lemons from the previous guest and we left beers, vodka, and snacks we didn't consume ourselves for the next guests. The bed is delicate im 6'0 210 and id say thats the limit and so I had to adjust the supports mid week. The shower is perfectly functional however the door/wall is very short so you end up wetting the bathroom floor every day and need to dry it afterwords. Neighbors were great zero issue and quite friendly. Troy was always is easy to get into contact with with by phone or air bnb msg. All in = we enjoyed our stay and are happy that we chose this place.
Location! The highlight of Troy's place is, without question, its proximity to the beach. It's a 3-block walk, and countless restaurants, bars, etc were close as well.
The interior is clean, spacious, and well-appointed.
Troy was an excellent host. He was able to accommodate my early arrival and had a supply of parking passes waiting for me on arrival. Furthermore he was easily reachable and attentive to all my communications.
We enjoyed our stay a great deal. The apt was clean (as pics show), great location, full of amenities (such as shampoos/cond, soaps, qtips/floss, toilet paper, paper towels, garbage bags, everything was stocked) - nice not have to run out and get all the basic supplies. Troy was also very accommodating and allowed us to check out late evening due to our flight time. I would recommend this apt!
Troy is a nice guy . If u have any problem he will try to find a solution.
The studio has everything u need . I was there for 2 months with my girl . We have nothing to complain about the apartment itself , except for the furniture that in my opinion could be better displayed and the lights should be changed for brighter ones .
Downsides : we had lots of problem with neighbours noise . The building walls are very thin , but i guess thats commom here. We contact troy and he helped when the noise was comming from his another apartment , but we had also another neighbour on 306 very dramatic , that was playing music all night long . We did complain to her and she stoped for a bit , we had other problems with noise with the otherside neighbour that was young guys , and i had to be little rude to make clear that was wrong.
I came to miami for WORK, i like to sleep early and have healthy habits thats why noise is a problem for me . Iam not here for vacation , so if u are and like to go out at night or dont sleep early the noise thing should not be a problem , but just in case bring the best ear plugs that u find. We find very odd the constructions here have lots of dry wall , but thats not troys apartment problem , its just soething very common in america.
Another downside is the fact that studio is in the ground floor so it gets pretty dark , but than again if u r looking for vacations that should not be a problem. But if u care ask for the first floor unit , not the ground floor
Pros were the excellent location, simplicity, cable, and a good size shower, but there was one major issue.
There was a small child living next door that would cry uncontrollably at all hours of the day, woke me up at 6am three separate times, which was much earlier than I wanted or needed to, which was quite unpleasant. There was no mention of this problem at all prior to booking and that alone is reason enough not to stay there.
Troy was more than pleasant to deal with and I don't want to slam him whatsoever, but I would be doing all of you a major disservice if I didn't mention this.
The bed isn't very good, almost no toilet paper or paper towels when I arrived. I didn't spend much time in the apartment, so it was fine, but the crying was unbearable.
I think if Troy is able to somehow deal with the noise from neighbors by putting up some type of soundproofing or not have those neighbors, it would be an excellent place to stay.
It's too bad it took Simon longer to write this poor review than it would taken him to simply call me to find out there was 7 rolls of toilet paper in the cabinet next to the refrigerator, and the two unopened rolls of paper towels in the cabinet above the refrigerator. As well, in the same 2 minute phone call, would have explained that the child next door was VISITING for the ART Basel weekend just as Simon was, and was having complications from a long international flight. The not-so-good bed that he spoke of is a Serta, 10-inch "firm-comfort" queen mattress that was purchased less than 3 months ago.
The "disservice" that he spoke of, was only to me, the host who in five years, has never had a problem with any guest not having a fully stocked apartment, or a problem with the furnishings in any of my apartments. CHECK OUT THE OTHER 100+ reviews!!!!
The crying baby was something out of my control, but his depiction as if the child "lives" at the apartment, seems malicious. For what reason he would choose to write a negative public review, without ever having spoken with me about the issue, speaks loudly to his character.
This was a great experience from beginning to end. A very tastefully decorated larger size studio with new stainless steel appliances and even a washer dryer. It reminded me a of a luxury cruise ship suite. Troy was extremely responsive to every communication I sent him, even being gracious enough to hold onto some clothes I forgot behind for me to pick up from him. Location central to beach, restaurants and shopping yet tucked away on a side street that is quiet.
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About the Host, Troy
I am a small business owner, student and community activist. Business is my passion! I am always looking for the next thing to dive into. I also enjoy a good political debate from time to time.
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