Brand new luxurious stand-alone studio with full kitchen amenities & huge private lush yard nestled among million dollar mansions in quiet residential neighborhood. 1 km from downtown Grove & Marina & minutes from Coral Gables. Abundant free parking.
Welcome to my brand new cozy studio with an spacious private tropical garden located in a quiet, lush green & upscale residential street in South Coconut Grove / Adjacent to my home & built for my visiting family & friends / Enjoy custom built & spotless new kitchen, bathroom & spacious closet / New stainless steel appliances / Free Wi-Fi / Fully furnished / Washer & dryer / Sparkling teak corridors & floor throughout / New alarm system / New air conditioning / New hurricane windows / Relax in the 8,000 SF tropical yard with large royal palm, royal poinciana, gumbo limbo, oak, almond, areca & banana trees, often visited by peacocks & parrots / Ideal for an individual & can accommodate 2 (if you don't mind the full size, fold-out sofa & a very confortable queen size airbed) / Abundant free front door parking.
Brand new large BBQ coal & gas grill, wood lounge chairs, hammocks upon request & indoor washer/dryer. Brand new iron + board, spacious custom built closet with hangers, microwave, stove, refrigerator, fully equipped kitchen with plates, glasses, cups, silverware, pots, coffee maker, smoothie blender, toaster & serving items. Brand new A/C unit, 4 car front door parking, WIFI, ADT alarm system.
Interaction with Guests
As my next door neighbor, I'll be available to help make your business trip or vacation the most memorable. I'm a world traveler myself and can also communicate in Spanish, German (a bit rusty) & basic Italian and Mandarin. Please take care of the studio like it was yours. It was made for close friends and family with a lot of love and hard sweat after overcoming many obstacles. It is a special place.
Walking distance to bus station / minutes to downtown Grove, famous CocoWalk shops & movie theater, restaurants, trendy cafes & boutique shops, galleries, marina/yatch club, sailing club & bay, upscale Fresh Market / 10 min. drive to Brickell, downtown Miami & Key Biscayne 7 min. drive to UM, Viscaya Gardens, historic Coral Gables, Fairchild Tropical Gardens & UM / 15 min. drive to MIA airport & Miami Beach / Walk to Peacock Park, Kennedy Park, Barnacle Park where you can enjoy yoga, volleyball & concerts
Adventure Seekers/Sports Enthusiasts:
At Grove Marina, rent a jet ski or boat to tour around Biscayne Bay Rent a sail boat or kayak at nearby Shake a Leg or take sailing lessons at the US Sailing Center / Walk to town and rent a bike or run to stunning Key Biscayne or Crandon Park, where you may want to rent a stand up paddle board, learn to kitesurf / Learn to dive 15 min. away in South Beach and then go for the day to the Keys to dive some more, snorkel and explore white sand beaches / Enjoy free yoga at nearby parks / Keep in shape at multitude nearby Crossfit boxes, hot yoga, yoga or bikram studios
Other Things to Note
Distance to the many nearby tourist attractions:
Museum of Science & Viscaya Gardens (7 min.) Gable Venetian Pool & Fairchild Tropical Gardens (10 min.) American Airlines Arena, Bay Side, Arscht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami Art Museum, Design District, Jungle Island & Miami Sea Aquarium (15 min.) Miami Zoo (35 min.) Ft Lauderdale (45 min.) Florida Keys, Alligator Farm & Everglades (1 hr.)
Sorry, no pets, smoking or loud noises. Please take care of this very special place to me. It took my life savings, long nights and very hard work to transform it into what it is. The wood was planted by my dad back in Costa Rica when we were little and my brothers chose the trees to cut, finished and prepared it until it was shipped to Miami. I am grateful for you to help keep it well maintained & impeccably cleaned for others to enjoy. Thank you!!!!
Catarina ist eine großartige Gastgeberin. Ein gefüllter Kühlschrank, eine Schale frisches Obst, frische Kokosmilch und sogar Kaffeespezialitäten sind nur kleine Beispiele für die vielen tollen Momente, die sie uns beschert hat.
Die Unterkunft ist exakt wir auf den Fotos zu sehen. Der Garten war leider noch in Bearbeitung, daher von uns nicht richtig zu nutzen. Aber Ausstattung, Lage und Gastfreundschaft waren wirklich großartig.
Wir können die Unterkunft sehr empfehlen. Die Catarina vielen Dank für deine liebevolle Gastfreundschaft.
What a terrific time we had at Catarina's! It is truly a beautiful place and neighborhood, absolutely a gem! Catarina welcomed us into her home and was so generous! We even found fresh fruit, water, yogurt, juice, coffee and milk in the fridge! Who does that? I have never stayed at a B&B place where the host went the extra mile with the care Catarina did! The studio is so beautiful and tranquil, furnished beautifully and the full size kitchen, laundry and appointed bathroom are a super plus! When she finishes the deck in her backyard it will be even more gorgeous! Catarina invited us for coffee and even breakfast, checked on our wellbeing and comfort, just like visiting a dear friend. Proximity to the village, downtown Miami and Key Biscayne while keeping beautiful green surroundings and gorgeous peacocks roaming the neighborhood, which balances Miami's quick pace. If I could have bring the place and the gorgeous floors back with us... Well, one can always dream! Catarina, thanks for your hospitality!!! We will recommend her place wholeheartedly!
Our host was very welcoming and we enjoyed spending time talking with her about all her adventures.
Catarina was a wonderful host, and SUPER accommodating! Her home is beautiful and looks exactly as described on the site. I would 100% recommend staying there, and would love to do so myself the next time I am in Miami.
We had travel conflicts given the recent weather conditions in DC, and Catarina was very understanding and flexible with us - I couldn't have asked for a more positive experience amidst all of the travel chaos we experienced. She also had several friends in the area checking up on us if we ever needed anything - they were extremely friendly!
Thank you Catarina - your home has great energy and we really appreciate you making our stay in Miami a wonderful one!!
Catarina is an awesome hostess and her rental is beautiful, cozy, clean and alive with personal touches. We wanted for nothing during our stay and we were even able to keep our small boat trailer there. It is located in a very cool section of the Grove where we felt safe and rode our bicycles everywhere, even at night. We will definitely come back !!
The Coconut Grove apartment was exactly what we were looking for on our recent trip to Miami. Beautifully appointed, rich warm space. Super cute neighborhood, the location was so convenient to the center of Coconut Grove, lot of fun restaurants and shops within walking distance. Catarina was wonderful as well. she was available when we arrived and was helpful with suggestions on places to eat. She made us feel totally at home.
Catarina was a fantastic host and her studio was neat clean, beautifully decorated and equipped with everything we needed to make a great stay for my wife, our little 3 year old and me.
The wood floor is amazing!! and the backyard! lot of attention to detail.
If you have the chance, do a BBQ or spend some some time in the backyard. If you don't make a single sound, the only thing you will hear is the wind moving the treetops.
Nice quiet location with fast access to south Miami highways, airport and I-95.
Catarina will receive you as part of her family.
The only bad thing is we didn't have more time to stay--we will return someday.
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I was born & raised in Costa Rica and came to the US for my studies. I lived in Germany and England and lived a decade in Los Angeles. All my family is still in Costa Rica, which I consider home in addition to Miami. Travel, movement, adventure, and making the world a better place are my passions.