About This Listing
“ARABIAN DREAMS” room in a Villa, Espanola Way, Heart of South Beach, Miami Beach. The room is located on the second floor of the house.
NO cleaning fee, NO surcharges.
Villa: Marble floors, exotic landscape, décor and plants, Swarovski crystal chandeliers.
Room: A spacious room with a shared bath (shares bath with another room) features many comforts including a queen size bed, hard wood floor, large walk-in closet, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi
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 2 persons per 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 (website hidden) 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.
The location is perfect. It's super easy to get to on public transportation from the airport. It's on a famous art deco street with lovely sidewalk cafes down the street, but a nice quiet residential area at his end. Rico is on site and so replies quickly.
I was at a conference and it was only six blocks away. What a gem. Thanks, Rico
YOU WERE JUST A LOVELY LADY THAT WILL ALWAYS BE WELCOME BACK SO PLEASE DO SO VERY SOON ;).YES! LOCATION IT'S JUST PERFECT! TRANSPORTATION SUPER EASY !THE STREET YES! VERY FAMOUS ALL OVER THE WORLD ! AND YES I'M VERY WELL KNOWN FOR BEING A VERY RELIABLE AND TRUSTWORTHY PERSON .....WHAT A GEM YES YOU TO HAVE YOU AS A GUEST ;) BEST WISHES AND GOOD LUCK DEAR KRYSTYNA!
Casa super organizada, pertissimo da praia, de bares e restaurantes. Quarto otimo, chuveiro otimo, cama otima. Ricardo e uma pessoa muito amigavel e querida, recomendo a todos!
We had a good couple days here an enjoyed ourselves outside most of the time. Good place to stay. Close to the water And lots of food places.
It was a great located stay. The room was nice and clean. We (my boyfriend and I) had to share the bathroom with another person, but that was no problem.
The only thing we have to complain was the window in our room that couldn't be closed, so everytime we've heard the noises from outside (it was very disturbing at night).
Overall it was a great time and we would definitely come back.
this lovely villa is most excellent! host ricardo was amazing! it was a difficult time for me...and he made it all go smooth. the home is clean and beautiful and it is located in a dead-end street...very little traffic and noise...but, only a few blocks from the center of south beach and a quick walk or bike ride to the sea! thank you ricardo for your hospitality, your love and care re. my personal situation...i look forward to seeing you again soon! oooxxx ~ maria isabel
AWWWK... SO SWEET OF YOU I HOPE YOU RECOVER VERY SOON THE LOST OF A LOVE ONE IT'S VERY PAINFUL AND NOT EASY SPECIALLY WHEN MOM IS NOT LONGER WITH US :(.THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR STAYING AT MY PLACE YOU HAVE NOT IDEA HOW GRATEFUL I AM TO HAVE YOU AS A GUEST PLEASE BE BACK SOON VILLA SANTA BARBARA IT'S A PLACE THAT LOVE TO HOST COOL PEOPLE LIKE YOU BEST WISHES AND GOOD LUCK ALL THE BEST TO YOU MARIA ISABEL MUCH LOVE ALWAYS RICO.
Les explications de ricardo sont claire. La chambre est propre er la maison est bien placee pour se balader a south beach . Avec un velo cest encore mieux car les rues sont tellement longue! Super sejour a miami beach. Merci a ricardo car la maison est calme et propre
It was the first time, we booked a place with Ricardo in Miami Beach, but NOT the last time: Not only is the place absolutely wonderfull and clean, but also the host RICARDO is a remarkable person: He knows all about Miamie Beach and is VERY helpfull in every way. If you require inside information about tours, or if you want to go shopping or dining, Ricardo knows the best places. You can have a city bike from him or he can give you umbrellas and mats if you go to the beach. The room was very quiet, nice, bright and the furniture is special: Ricardo has a very good taste and is a conaisseur of art: There a modern sculptures all about the house, original paintings in the rooms and interesting artifacts all over the place. It is a pure joy just to look at all the many art objects. And then there is the well equipped and modern kitchen, the hidden garden with palm trees and a large table, where you can enjoy taking the breakfast in the shade. We can recommend the ArtDeco Villa to everyone, who visits Miami for the first time and we are sure, that every new guest will soon become a regular guest.....The villa is located in oue of the best and most interesting areas of Miami Beach, you can walk to the beach in 5 minutes and there are many good restaurant just around the corner. Despite the very central location, in the night it is very quiet. Thank You Ricardo for the nice stay in your house and your warm welcome. You will see us again !
Pierre and Madeleine from Switzerland
DEAR PIERRE AND MADELEINE YOU ARE ONE OF THE SWEETEST COUPLE I EVER MET HERE AT MY PLACE AND BELIEVE ME I MET LOTS OF THEM ;) JUST AS SPECIAL AS YOU BUT NEVER GOT SUCH A WONDERFUL REVIEW LIKE YOURS THANK YOU SOOO MUCH I REALLY DO LOVE AND APPRECIATE PEOPLE THAT LOVES MY PLACE AS MUCH AS I DO AND THAT ADMIRE ALL THE LOVE I PUT IN TO MY BELOVED VILLA SANTA BARBARA PLEASE BE SOOO WELCOME BACK TO STAY WITH ME AGAIN AND AGAIN AND YES SUPER HAPPY TO ADD YOU UP TO THE LONG LIST OF MY REGULAR ,REPEAT COMING BACK SATISFIED WHATEVER YOU WANNA CALL ;) HAPPY GUESTS
WISHING YOU THE BEST OF THE BEST TO THE BEST FROM THE BEST OF COURSE VILLA SANTA BARBARA AND RICO CHEERS! =)
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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.