About this listing
Spacious, studio apartment in sunny South Beach located close to the ocean, Washington Avenue, Lincoln Road and Ocean Drive. Perfect location for enjoying Miami, easily accessible by public transportation and $10 parking available. WiFi internet & TV
Second floor studio apartment accessible by staircase. Clean and cozy with all you need during your stay. Wifi, KING size bed, good pillows, A/C, clean bathroom, kitchenette, dining area, large closet, fresh linens, towels & beach towels. Vibrant colors and Art Deco decor. This is South Beach and its very close to the main streets so you may expect to hear some noise throughout your stay, although it is very quiet and peaceful to sleep. This is what makes it a great location, you are so close to the action.
Guests will have private use of the entire apartment. Arrangements for key exchange will be on your confirmation email once you book.
Interaction with Guests
I will not be present during your stay. We may meet at check in, possibly check out and I may need to pop in from time to time but would notify you ahead of time. Guests feel free to contact me anytime if you have any questions.
This is a safe residential neighborhood in the heart of South Beach's Art Deco district. Walking distance to our famous beaches, shops, restaurants, bars and clubs. Flamingo park is just one block away and has tennis & basketball courts, a swimming pool and even outdoor yoga. Great for a stroll or jog and fresh air. Famous nightclubs Mansion, Cameo, Dream & Madonna are just a few blocks away on Washington Ave.
Bicycles and scooters are very popular as parking can be both expensive and difficult on Miami Beach. Parking passes are available for an extra fee of $10/ night. (you must tell me before you come if you need these) There's a covered parking garage on 12th and Drexel if you prefer or if passes run out. Decobike stations are located everywhere for rentals. The South Beach Local bus will take you around for just .25 cents a trip and even has free wifi. Taxis also run 24 hours around here.
Other Things to Note
Bath towels, beach towels and washcloths are provided for your use. If you need to do laundry during your stay, there are machines in the back.
Bring sunscreen! I keep some basics, toilet paper, of course, as well as shampoo, conditioner and body wash. There is a hair dryer and clothing iron available for your convenience.
#1 Read your confirmation email after booking. It contains specific info for check in and other important details.
-Please keep open communication so we can meet upon your arrival and work out any issues you may have during your stay, check out, etc.
-Keep in mind this is not a hotel, it is a residential building with neighbors. Please behave as you would in your own home.
-Keep things in order & reasonably clean.
-Don't mind the noise. South Beach can get pretty busy and people listen to their music loud. -By midnight please make sure to keep your noise level down.
-Please advise if you expect company, single guests may have an overnight guests without an extra charge. More than 2 guests are not allowed.
Absolutely no pets and no smoking.
I really appreciate it and will make sure to leave a good review.
Vanessa's unit is awesome and great! Great central location so therefore can walk north east south or west and you will get there within 10 minutes. The unit is exactly as described and even had water and beer waiting in the fridge. There were bath towels and beach towels to use so don't need to bring if beaching. Lots of hair, nail, etc products to use free of charge if you going clubbing. Would definitely go back if going to South Beach.
Vanessa is super kind and communicative. The place is rad and a close walk to everything. However there were definitely some slight drawbacks. The light in the bathroom doesn't stay on. The stove doesn't work (there's one hot plate). And then bed planks fall out randomly. Not to knock it. Still had a great time. Just stuff people should know before staying there.
Vanessa’s place was a decent size and location for two guests.
We arrived early and were able to access the apartment before check in time. After that, we did not have any other communication with the host.
Overall, it was very clean and we enjoyed our stay. A few things to consider before booking:
-Short walk to Ocean Drive and the beach
-The bed is extremely comfortable and is a king size.
-There is a futon and dining table.
-Toiletries, aloe vera, sunscreen, towels are all in the apartment for the use of the guest.
-The bathroom is extremely outdated. The light does not work nor is there air conditioning. There is an open window where you can hear neighbors speaking.
-The stove/oven piece would not work for us. We plugged it in, but couldn’t get a flame. Dishes in cabinets were not clean and had dried food on them. There also is not a dishwasher.
-The bed is on wood boards. Anytime weight was not distributed evenly (ex-getting out of bed), the boards would fall to the ground. My boyfriend and I had to pick up the mattress and fix the boards multiple times.
-The outside of the apartment is a little run down and did not make me feel extremely safe. However, we had no safety issues whatsoever.
Sorry about the issues with the bed, we will definitely look into that. Glad you enjoyed your stay for the most part. Just want to clarify to future and prospective guests that there is cold AC in the apartment, the bathroom only has a window, not an AC vent. The gas is not on in the apartment for safety reasons but there is an electric burner for your convenience, microwave and coffee maker as well as pots and pans. Thank you!
The apartment is well located at Miami South Beach and well equipped. Close (about 10-15 minutes walk) to the beach, to the shopping street and many restaurants. You find everything you need, including a beach-towel if you forget yours. The A/C is very loud so don't forget your ear-plugs :)
The communication with Vanessa was mostly easy.
At the beginning, Vanessa couldn't tell me at what time the apartment will be ready. So I had to kill some time. But then luckily, the room was ready earlier than expected and earlier then the regular check in time.
Unfortunately we had some problems to get the parking pass for our last night and had to ask back a few times. But then she brought us the pass to the apartment. However, it was a little bit late for us.
The apartment was in a great location and very close to the beach and all the night life. The bathroom was a bit more dated than I was expecting and it was strange not to have A.C. in it. We were also expecting to find beach towels, but they were not there.
Location, location, location! Perfect apartment for exploring South Beach if you can walk up a flight of stairs and 5 blocks to one of the best beach/night life areas in the world!
Perfect located and clean appartment near to the Ocean Drive/Collins Ave./Wash.Ave. Vanessa gave us good insider recommendations. Oropax needed because of the air conditioning sounds of neighbors. All in all very good stay!
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