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.
Accueil et logement de grande qualité. Maria parle plusieurs langues parmi lesquelles le français ce qui facilite bien des choses pour ceux qui "no speak much english " :-)
My best friend from college and I stayed at Maria Luisa's wonderful place for a week in July. She made us feel so at home, the place is exactly as described, she has wonderful pets and we cannot be thankful enough for her generosity, kind spirit, hospitality and advice for us. She took us on an hour-long tour of the area which was wonderful since we were completely new to the area and suggested some places for us to go and visit. We were able to use her kitchen and relax in her pool, which was a great. We enjoyed every second of being in her home and cannot wait to visit again!!
Very well located and beautiful home in a lovely neighbourhood! Very closeby to the metrorail and metromover that takes you into town so very convenient as a departure point.
Our multilingual hostess Maria Luisa was very accommodating, drove us around and gave loads of extra information, she will do everything to make you feel at home and more!
We were sorry to go and would definitely stay with her again!
A fabulous experience! We always look for Location, cleanliness, safe and comfortable, Maria Louisa exceeded all. The home is gorgeous, welcoming and spotless. Our room provided privacy and was very comfortable. Maria Louisa is a wonderful hostess, gives an orientation of the area so you know where to find public transport, supermarket etc, provides wonderful local knowledge and is passionate about the area, we learned so much about Miami, little Havana etc, Maria Louisa have great tips on where to eat, sights, etc which made our trip so much more interesting. The home is beautifully prepared for visitors, it was a pleasure to stay, we will definitely recommend to anyone coming to Miami.
Unser Aufenthalt hier war wunderbar. Das Haus war sehr schön und sauber und ist sehr gut gelegen, auch die Nachbarschaft war angenehm.
Nach unserer Ankunft erhielten wir eine kleine Tour durch das Viertel.
Sie stellte uns zusätzliche Strandtücher und einen Sonnenschirm zur Verfügung.
Maria war immer sehr zuvorkommend, nett und interessierte sich für unsere Bedürfnisse.
Wir würden sofort wieder dieses Angebot wählen!
We really enjoyed our stay at Maria Luisa's house . She is wonderful host and very welcoming host. Her house is absolutely beautiful. Great peaceful location close to areas must see. I would definitely recommend to stay in her house . Thank you Maria LUisa for looking after us . Wish you all the best .
Maria is awesome! We were entirely satisfied! She gave us some good advises and she also helped us when er had problems with our rental car agency! We were very glad when she gave us the room for ohne Night more apontaneously! We loved her! We would stay at her Home over and over again!
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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.