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.
This is our second stay at Maria's and like the first time, she always goes out of her ways to make us feel comfortable and informed. Her home is a character on its' own. With her worldly collection of artifacts and beautiful oasis decorated yard, we most definitely felt relaxed and welcomed at the same time. Our stay with Maria was very clean, pleasant, and filled with mind opening conversations. We certainly felt like we were at home.
We had very decent stay at her house, everything was clean and very comfortable! Maria Luisa gave us a very personal impression of miami by taking us around in her car and she made everything to make us feel welcome at her house! We would definitely come back!
Maravilhosa a estadia, eu e minha esposa amamos a Maria, era como se eu estivesse em casa, ou na casa de um parente próximo que se preocupa muito comigo, simplesmente inesquecível. Tenho que voltar. Recomendo.
Maria Luisa è un host bravissima! Appena arrivate ci ha mostrato come raggiungere le zone più interessanti di Miami. La casa è molto accogliente e confortevole. Stare dalla mary è come stare a casa propria! Consigliatissima!
Nous avons passé 3 nuits chez Maria Louisa et nous avons eu un accueil plus que parfait, avec une petite visite en voiture du quartier pour se repérer et beaucoup d'explications qui nous ont été très utiles.
Maria est très gentille et veut que votre séjour se passe pour le mieux.
La chambre est propre et le lit confortable, frigo à disposition, ainsi que l'équipement de la cuisine, Maria a même pensé à préparer des bouteilles d'eau fraîche pour nos visites de Miami. Le dernier jour c'est elle qui s'est occupée de nous faire visiter les everglades et je dois dire que c'était parfait, elle connait les coins ou l'on peut voir des crocodiles sauvages, Merci encore Maria
Nous avons été juste un peu déçu que la piscine fût en travaux, on aurait bien aimé pouvoir en profiter.
Un rapport qualité prix plus que parfait je recommande sans hésiter.
Si l'on repasse à Miami je sais déjà où l'on dormira. Adios
Staying here was like staying with a relative. Maria Luisa has a strong, energetic, and welcoming personality. She was very kind to drive us from and to the airport - despite our unusual arrival and departure hours - and always insisted on offering us rides whenever she could. This was usually unnecessary since the house was close to the wedding venues.
The house is filled with character. The bed was very comfortable, and the bathroom was well lit and clean. We were able to come and go easily.
The one thing that we unfortunately didn't know before booking was that the pool was not filled during our stay (it was undergoing maintenance), so we couldn't enjoy it as we had hoped.
Otherwise, nice room in convenient location for a great price.
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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.