About This Listing
“A ROOM WITH PRIVATE ENTRANCE” in a Villa, Espanola Way, Heart of South Beach, Miami Beach. The room is located on the first floor of the house.
NO cleaning fee, NO surcharges.
Villa: Marble floors, exotic landscape, décor and plants, Swarovski crystals chandeliers.
Room: private entrance and private toilet/sink (shared shower with another room), queen size bed, hard wood floor, air conditioning, free WiFi, big closet.
For our guests we now rent BIKES (Special price $15 per day, see “house rules” for details). We also provide parking permits ($15 per day, subject to availability)
Full access to kitchen, dining room. You may also use washing/drying machine ($15 full washing/drying cycle including the cost of detergent, see house rules for details).
Two blocks away from Lincoln road mall and Ocean Drive.
Close to beach.
Miami Beach Convention Center is in 6 blocks from the house.
Flamingo Park is right across the street. In Flamingo park you can enjoy gym and swimming pools (free for locals, $10 for everybody else, but nobody is asking ID).
Lots of clubs and restaurants in the neighborhood will make your vocation most enjoyable. The most beautiful house in the street!!!!!!!
Espanola Way is the most charming street on South Beach.
We provide parking permits (subject to availability), $15 per day.
Welcome to South Beach, home to a variety of cultures, the arts, and ocean town living!
The house is located on Espanola Way, a charming street modeled after Mediterranean villages found in France and Spain.
This 5 bedroom house is within walking distance to beaches with chair and umbrellas rental for your lounging pleasure; hike along the walking trails, play volleyball or enjoy a variety of water sports.
Just down the road is the lush outdoor Flamingo Park and Pool that offers tennis, racketball, and basketball courts. Two blocks away from Lincoln road mall and Ocean Drive.
There is something for everyone! Premier shops at Lincoln Road pedestrian mall; Ocean Drive’s historic Art Deco District; restaurants with reputations for serving the finest international cuisine and casual dining venues; the Jackie Gleason Theater, operated by Live Nation, known for having the biggest names in the music industry; the state-of-the-art Colony Theater featuring local and national artists from the world of theater, dance, music, comedy and film; dance clubs, and a plethora of bustling nightlife venues.
GETTING AROUND (TRANSPORTATION):
The house is conveniently located in 4 blocks from the Shuttle bus stop that is on the corner of of Washington Ave and Lincoln Road. The ride from Miami Airport (Airport flyer 150) takes 30 min, $2 per ride. There is a shuttle bus to South Beach from Ft. Lauderdale Int. Airport that also stps at Lincoln Road ($21 per ride).
Many companies offer bus, boat or combo tours to Everglades, Biscayne Bay and other wonderful places of interst from South Beach. Tours start from hotels located on Washingtom or Collins Ave (4 blocks from the house).
Miami Beach is operated by Miami-Dade Transit (MDT). Along with neighborhoods such as Downtown and Brickell, public transit is heavily used in Miami Beach, and is a vital part of city life. Although Miami Beach has no direct Metrorail stations, numerous Metrobus lines, connect to Downtown Miami and Metrorail (i.e., the 'S' bus line). The 'South Beach Local' or 'SBL' is one of the most heavily-used lines in Miami, and connects all major points of South Beach to other major bus lines in the city. Metrobus ridership in Miami Beach is high, with some of the routes, such as the L and S alone being the busiest Metrobus routes.
Check our (website hidden) page: Villa-Santa-Barbara-Miami-Beach-Fl. On (website hidden) you will find out the link to our web page with more pictures, description of all rooms and additional info including guide.
Gay friendly. Everybody welcome.☺ ☺
Please keep in mind that the room that is occupied by the house owner is also might be rented. Therefore, PLEASE CALL OR TEXT OR LEAVE A NOTE ON THE DINNING TABLE if you have any questions or concerns. Please DO NOT KNOCK ON THE DOOR; DO NOT DISTURB.
We are welcome our guests not earlier than 9AM. We ask our guests to leave by noon. If you arrive early (before noon) please expect that your room might still be occupied by the previous guest. You may leave your luggage and take a walk or have a rest in the garden or living room until your room becomes available.
ROOM CLEANING: Since we do not charge our gests cleaning fee, we expect them to clean after themselves upon departure. The following fees will be withheld from the security deposit: room cleaning $60; bathroom cleaning $50; stove cleaning $40.
When using public places including kitchen, dining room, garden or living room, please do not leave a mess when you finish with your activities. When cooking, please stay away from using exotic cuisines with offensive smells. Our other guests might be allergic for these smells.
SHEETS, TOWELS, BLANKETS: We provide sheets, towels and blankets. There is a stock of clean sheets/towels in the walk-in closet on the second floor next to the “Presidential suite”. You are welcome to change your sheets/towels whenever you need to do so.
KITCHEN USE. NO COOKING after 9-30PM.
REVIEWS: All reviews and comments are welcomed and will be replied the same way that they were received, according to your comments. Thanks.
A NOTE TO OUR GUESTS: Please do not let in the house people whom you do not know. Our neighborhood is the safest in Miami Beach and we will appreciate if you will help us keeping it safe in the future.
KEYS: You will get a separate set of keys, so you will get in and out of the house any time you like. Upon departure, please do not forget to leave the key on the table in the dining room or bring it directly to Rico. We reserve rights to charge $20 for the lost keys.
PETS: No pets
SMOKING: No smocking.
NOISE: Please respect our neighbors by minimizing the noise. We do not let more than 3 persons per this room to avoid large crowds.
MINORS: We do not allow minors in the house.
PARKING: We have parking permits, $15 per day. Discounts are available. Guest must inform in advance, before arrival, if he/she would like to get parking permit.
Please be advised that if we provide permit for a street parking, we are not responsible for the safety of your vehicle parked on the street since we rent rooms, not parking space.
ACCIDENTS: When travelling, please purchase insurance. We are not responsible for accidents that might occur when you are visiting us. We are not responsible for the cost of recovery from these accidents.
DINING ROOM: please use table clothes or mat (check kitchen drawers) under plates and glasses when using dinning table to avoid scratching; please wipe dinning table with windex and paper towels after use (check the kitchen counter)
CANDLE USE: please do not light candles at all ...all candles are for the villa decoration
MARBLE FLOOR: We advise all our guests to be very careful during raining season. Some parts of our house have marble floor that might be very slippery when wet. Please use shoes all the time when in the house, we are not responsible for any accidents. We advise all guests have insurance.
BIKE RENT. We now have 3 bikes for rent that include racing bike and mountain bike. You may use bike all day long for $15 fee. We are not responsible for any accidents that may happen with you when using bikes. Bikes are rented for use in South Beach area only. Guest is responsible for fixing any damages to the bike. If guest refuse to fix damages, $45 charge will be withheld from the security deposit to cover repair. A $60 charge will be withheld from the security deposit for lost bike. $20 fee will be withheld for the loss of lock. We do not rent bikes by hour.
In the case of emergency (e.g., flat tire) please use bus to get back to the house. In Miami most busses equipped with special racks for bikes. You can take your bike anywhere you want using regular bus. The cost of bus ride is $2 one way. The following is a quote from (website hidden) web page that describes in detailes the use of bikes when boarding public busses: “Bike & Ride. Bicycling, a popular South Florida pastime, is a fun way to exercise. And it’s a clean-air commute, too. Now, cyclists can take a single-seat two-wheeler on extended trips anytime and just about anywhere in Miami-Dade County on many Metrobus routes, Metrorail, and also Metromover. Use caution when stepping off the curb to load or unload your bike. Wait for the bus to leave before crossing the street. Observe all local traffic laws while riding your bike. Be patient while others load or remove bikes from the rack. Load and unload quickly. Helmets have high visibility and provide protection for your head during a crash. Wear one whenever you bike. Florida law requires lights on your bike for night riding. Wear bright clothing during daylight hours and reflective clothing at night.”
WASHING/DRYING MACHINES. If you would like to wash your close before your departure, you may use washing and drying machines. There is $5 fee for the use of each machine and also, $5 for the use of detergent. .
LEFT/ABUNDANT ITEMS: At the end of your stay, please do not leave any belongings with us for storage. All items left upon departure of the guest, we consider unwanted trash and dispose appropriately.
Updates to House Rules (Dec 04, 2012)
1.Due to changes in regulation of parking permits by Miami City, we have to raise the cost of the parking permits to $15 per day.
2.Please sign all food that you put in refrigerator/freezer.
A most ideal spot. And this room has a private entrance and access to a lovely calm patio where one can sit and enjoy the time. The place is near to nearly everything you need as well as being near public transportation. If you want to bicycle around, Rico has several that are available. He also makes the kitchen available if you prefer to eat in rather than enjoy the nearby restaurants. And he has suggestions if you want to enjoy eating out.
IT WAS GREAT HOSTING YOU FOR A SECOND TIME PLEASE BE SO WELCOME BACK AT ANYTIME YOU WERE JUST THE PERFECT GUEST I WILL LOVE TO KEEP ON HOSTING ,I'M GLAD YOU HAD A GREAT STAY AND A NICE EXPERIENCE HERE AT MY PLACE VILLA SANTA BARBARA BEST WISHES AND GOOD LUCK DEAR KRYSTYNA! CHEERS =)
Mi primer experiencia y muy buena en la casa de Ricardo. Muy fácil conseguir las llaves y todo lo que necesitabamos. La habitación muy limpia, el baño compartido tambien! La casa es muy linda y muy bien decorada. La ubicación excelente y Ricardo muy buena onda.
THANK YOU SO MUCH JAVIER YOU AND YOUR GIRLFRIEND WERE SUPER COOL PEOPLE TO SHARE MY PLACE WITH.YES! MY PLACE IT'S VERY NICE AND CLEAN QUITE AND IN A GREAT LOCATION. I'M VERY GLAD THAT YOU APPRECIATE THE BEAUTY OF THIS MAGIC PLACE VILLA SANTA BARBARA TO ME AND FOR SO MANY PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD IT'S A GEM BEST WISHES AND GOOD LUCK ALL THE BEST RICO AND VILLA SANTA BARBARA ;) CHEERS!
Nous sommes arrivés un soir vers 20h30. Nous avons récupéré les clés comme convenus précédemment puis nous sommes rentrés sans frapper ni sonner (c'était les consignes :) ). C'est assez étrange au début de rentrer dans une maison comme ça, mais c'était sympa!
La chambre était à peu près propre (le sol pas top), car ici ce sont les hôtes qui vous précèdent qui font le ménage. Donc ne vous attendez pas à une chambre nickel comme à l'hôtel. En même temps pour le prix on va pas chipoter!
La maison est grande et belle. La cuisine est toujours propre et bien équipée. Il y avait plusieurs hôtes quand nous avons logé ici, mais nous n'avons fait que les croiser. Nous n'avons pas vu Ricardo mais la communication était nickel et il y a des post-it partout dans la maison.
Je vous conseille, si vous voulez être au calme absolu de prendre la chambre avec entrée privée car c'est la seule au rez de chaussée (avec celle de Ricardo qui est très calme). Les autres sont à l'étage et votre calme dépendra donc des autres. La salle de bain est partagée mais c'était propre.
L'emplacement est parfait, sur Espanola Way, une avenue qui donne directement (passée 6 rues en perpendiculaire) sur Ocean Drive et la plage (10 mn à pied). Il y a un parc à côté et les maisons sont toutes plus belles les unes que les autres.
Si vous ne pouvez faire autrement que prendre votre voiture, il faudra payer un permis de se garer de 15 dollars par jour, mais vous aurez toujours une place devant la maison (ce n'est pas à négliger!).
Je recommande vivement la chambre dans laquelle nous étions car elle est au calme assuré, et elle donne en plus sur le jardin avec une table et des chaises.
J'y reviendrai certainement si je reviens un jour à Miami.
Ricardo is a great host! I just stayed for one night, and he suggested some great spots to hang out walking distance from the house. The neighborhood is lovely and the accomodation was great, I strongly recommend it!
Great house, great host, perfect location. Would stay again
YOU WERE THE PERFECT GUESTS I USUALLY HOST ! YES THE HOUSE IT'S GREAT THANK YOU FOR THE COMPLIMENT OF BEING A GREAT HOST SO MANY PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD SAY THE SAME ABOUT ME THAT MUST BE FOR A REASON ;) LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! YES WE ARE RIGHT IN THE HEART OF SOUTH BEACH STILL IN A VERY SAFE QUITE AREA I WILL LOVE TO HOST YOU BOTH AGAIN AND AGAIN ! BEST OF LUCK CHEERS =)
Had a great time at ricardo ' s place. Location could not be better. Very affordable. Ricardo was helpful and very availible. His house is beautiful. fantastic place, I would definitely stay again.
THANKS A LOT! I'M VERY HAPPY TO KNOW YOU HAD A GREAT EXPERIENCED STAYING AT MY PLACE .YES! THE LOCATION IT'S EXCELLENT,PRICES ARE SUPER WAY TOO REASONABLE COMPARING TO MOST PLACES AROUND TO STAY IN SOUTH BEACH FOR VACATION .YES! I'M WELL KNOWN FOR BEING FRIENDLY NOT JUST TO MY GUESTS BUT IN GENERAL ;).YES! THE HOUSE IT'S SUPER CUTE ;)AND YES! I WILL DEFINITELY HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU AND LOVE TO HOST YOU GAIN AND AGAIN ALL THE BEST! CHEERS =)
Ricardo is a very kind and helpful guy. The room and the location exceeded my expectation. The house is very well decorated and in a quiet place although is 5 min by walk to Lincold Road and Ocean Drive, where things happen here. I highly recommend this place and definitely will be back in my next vacation to Miami. Thanks Ricardo
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About the Host, Ricardo
I am an easy going person. I like to meet new people, make new friends and help to have the best time to those who decided to spend vacation in Miami Beach.