About this listing
excellent location near downtown miami and little havana and other tourist locations like the cities of miami beach, coconut grove, key biscayne, and coral gables.
Room in charming and whimsical family home with adjacent bathroom. Room has a tv, ther is central air conditioning, internet connection wi-fi, pool, washing machine and dryer and private parking. very near little havana, 15 minutes by car to miami beach, there are also buses that take you there(like bus number C or S from bayfront park, near metrorail(brickell station is 6 blks from my home), I-95 (there are 2 exits, one on sw 8th street and the other is on 25 rd.), coconut grove(should have a car to get there) and coral gables which can be reached by bus or trolley. For those interested in the night scene, i am close to clubs in downtown miami and also clubs in miami beach . i am surrounded with first class restaurants of different nationalities for all special tastes.
I consider myself a good hostess and i make sure that my guests are comfortable, informed and secure.
for a fee I will also give you a wonderful personalised sighseeing tour of miami and surrounding areas.
I do have cats and dogs just in case someone is allergic.
I AM ALSO A GREAT TOUR GUIDE. I CAN SHOW YOU FOR A VERY CONVENIENT FEE, AROUND MIAMI, MIAMI BEACH, KEY BISCAYNE, CORAL GABLES , LITTLE HAVANA AND THE EVERGLADES.
I REALLY LOVE MY CITY AND YOUR EXPERIENCE WILL BE UNFORGETTABLE. I WILL MAKE SURE THAT YOU REALLY SEE AND ENJOY MIAMI LIKE A REAL MIAMIAN
I CAN ALSO BRING YOU, TO AND FROM THE AIRPORT FOR A CONVENIENT ONE WAY FEE OF $15.00 (MIA) AND $30.00 FROM THE FT. LAUDERDALE AIRPORT. I CAN ALSO TAKE YOU TO THE BEACHES AND SHOPPING MALS FOR A CONVENIENT FEE. I" M SURE YOU WILL REMAIN 100% SATISFIED!!
my guests will have access to my home, for those with a car there si parking on the property. there is also a very nice swimming pool, umbrella, beach towels, chaise lounges to sunbathe , a beach umbrella to take to the beach with you,mosquito repellent, i offer bath soap, shampoo and other amenities that you may not have brought from home, also a hair dryer and if you need an iron and an ironing board there is that too. i offer ice cold water to take with you while sightseeing. there is wi-fi, and a tv in every room. there is also my advice and expertise on my city.
Interaction with Guests
i interact ith my guests as much as my guests want to interact with me. i am here in my home and available to answer any questions regarding my city and how to get around it. i do work but in the mornings until 10:00 am i am at your service. i get back from work at 5:00 pm.
my neighborhood is called historical, it is called the "roads neighborhood" there are some homes here older than 1920"S. it is nesteld between downtown miami and brickell avenue.
it is quiet and elegant and also friendly. you will see manicured lawns and neighbors walking their dogs and older people taking leisurly strolls as well as joggers . it is a safe place to be and live. the most important street in my neighborhood is coral way which in my area is called sw 3rd. avenur. it is beautifully lined with banyan trees (they are cousins of the rubber tree) offering a wonderful green and fresh canopy.
on coral way ther is bus number 4 that comes from downton miami and continues on to coral gables, the fare is $1.25 and you must have the correct amount of change as there is no change offered on the bus.
there is also the coral way trolley which comes and goes from downtown to coral gables and that is free.
very close to my home (6 blks away) there is the metrorail and the metromover. the nearest station is called brickell station. the metrorail is $1.35 and you can get your tickets at the station. the metromover which covers th downtown area is free of charge.
Other Things to Note
i am within walking distance to the downtown area, bayside marketplace, mary brickell village, the mouth of the miami river , bayfront park, the american airlines arena. the opera and the performing arts center. the area is beautiful and full of architctural wonders of the downtown and brickell areas.
the only house rule is that of keeping your doors and windows closed at all times. i have central air conditioning and the air comes on when the temperature outside goes above 78 degrees. after all, we do live in tropical south florida. but i promise you won't feel any discomfort, on the contrary.
i also do not allow any pets in the rooms.
i really thank you for complying with these rules.
when you are in my home it is like if you were in your own. make sure that you secure the area and doors before you leave. make sure the lights are out and the faucets are properly turned off.
La casa di Maria Luisa è accogliente, particolarissima e (website hidden) è piaciuto moltissimo alloggiare qui: abbiamo adorato l'arredamento, i gatti, la piscina. Il quartiere è residenziale e tranquillo, vicino a Little Havana e Downtown: consiglio di avere l'auto per spostarsi facilmente e visitare anche i dintorni di Miami.
Maria Luisa è una host eccezionale: appena arrivati ci ha portati con la sua auto a fare un giro di più di un'ora dei dintorni della susa casa, dandoci informazioni pratiche ma anche notizie sulla città e sul territorio; per tutta la vacanza ci ha dato delle informazioni utilissime su cosa visitare, dove andare, come muoverci, facendoci scoprire luoghi della Florida inaspettati e bellissimi. Oltre a questo è una persona solare, simpaticissima, ospitale, tanto che ci è davvero dispiaciuto andare via!
The pros: We were welcomed by a friendly host who offered to show us the area, shared her breakfast smoothie with us, as well as offering us a beach umbrella.
The cons: We were hoping we would stay at a private place with people with a regular daily working routine. Unfortunately, the host would get up around six in the morning to feed the cats, and then working in the house for the rest of the morning and being at home most of the day, making it impossible to sleep longer, which was what I wanted to do while on vacation. I was also hoping for a little more private atmosphere for my girlfriend to feel more comfortable. The place was really clean, nicely designed and well kept. It even had a pool. The problem was just that it felt more like a hotel than a private home: 3 rooms were rented out simultaneously, and then there were several pivate guests in the house most of the time in addition to the airbnb reservations, plus the cleaning staff, making it sometimes up to 10 people. Not everybody will have a problem with this, so I hope the host won't take this critique as a personal offense, because, once again, she is really nice. Plus, the value for the money was really good, considering that it is that close to downtown Miami, and the beaches. So if you don't mind getting up around 6 while vacationing here, and if you don't mind a number of people around you that's more than the average private home, you'll like it!
It was a great pleasure to come back for one more night in Maria Luisa's home. Evry thing was perfect and clean. The situation, the room, the pool, and specially Maria Luisa. She is very kind and helpful and gave us good recomandtions to visit Miami. I hope we could come back and enjoy staying with her.
Maria Luisa was an excellent host from start to finish, she was extremely informative and answered any questions we had about Miami, as well as being lovely and interesting to get to know. Our room was up to a great standard, and had full access to most of the house, which was very useful if you don't want to go out for food all the time. The location is in brilliant walking distance from Downtown and Little Havana, and just a quick bus journey away from Miami Beach. Would highly recommend staying here for a true Miami experience!
All was perfect! Lovely house with clean room and nice pool. All was clean and better than discrepted. The neighberhood is quiet and well located. Maria Luisa was very helpful, kind and gave us the best adresses in the city. We would really like to come back. I surlly recomend this room as soon as possible.
Nous venons de passer 5 jours chez Maria Luisa et juste un mot à dire : Parfait.
La maison est très bien située, dans un quartier sympa et "safe", elle est très agréable, très propre. On y fait de bonnes nuits réparatrices !
C'est un endroit où l'on se sent vraiment comme chez nous.
Maria Luisa est une plus qu'une simple hôte, elle est disponible et vous met vraiment à l'aise. Elle connaît très bien sa ville et sera vous conseiller.
Nous sommes deux jeunes françaises et avons pu se déplacer en transports dans la ville et à Miami Beach grâce à toutes ses explications, de plus elle parle plusieurs langues dont le Français.
Séjour au top en partie grâce à Maria Luisa. Nous recommandons à 100% !
Maria Luisa is a perfect host! We had everything we needed while we stayed in her nice and very clean house: she offered us some towels (for the beach and for showering), some water bottles to take with us and an umbrella for the beach (which was just perfect cause it was so hot). On our first day Maria Luisa took us on a ride in her car to show us some places in Miami and to show us where we can get some food. Her tips were perfect! All the time we went out she had a good tip for us and every time we made good experiences with following her recommendations. It`s just a short drive to Miami beach and there are some restaurants and supermarkets around.
We also had some interesting talks with her! Maria is just a very friendly, open-minded, honest and warm-hearted person. I would definitely recommend a staying at her place!
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About the Host, Maria Luisa
i am half cuban half american, i was born in havana,cuba and came to this country in 1961. my father isa native floridian and also a physician. i am an animal lover and a nature lover. i love to visit the everglades and spend time camping and far away from the city. i am also a photographer, and a master plumber. i speak 4 languages , english, spanish, french and italian and have gone around the world 2 times. i love colors and music and art and have taken bellydancing lessons but i'm not really very good at it, but i do dance salsa and zumba. i don't have any children but my sister has 2 of her own and i think they are adorable. my life is rich and full and i have many friends and family that love me.