Enjoy our great Miami Beach home with huge master bedroom and queen sofabed in large living area, immaculate bathrooms, solid kitchen, lots of light, Sunset views, original art and great balcony. Perfect for one or two couples or a family of 4 or 5
Very clean apartment in a Collins luxury traditional building. Great firm new king bed and queen sofabed, all cotton sheets and towels, solid kitchen. Our balcony faces west towards Miami Bay.
We're in Miami Beach in a beautiful building with state of the art facilities, pool, gym, social room, sauna and steam showers, direct ocean acces, on Collins in Mid/North beach just across the street from multiple delivery restaurants as well the new Super Publix supermarket and Chase Bank.
One and a half block from public bike rentals to stroll through the entire Miami Beach town.
Walkable distance from gourmet Zagat rated restaurants and a farmers market on the weekends, with access to public transportation to the world famous Aventura Mall.
Short distance drive from the trendy Design and Art districts of Miami, with plenty of galleries and street Art and high-end shopping.
In front of the building the recently renovated paved board walk along the beach, for runners, bikers or skater, goes almost for three miles alongside the spectacular Atlantic ocean.
Interaction with Guests
we are a couple, photographer and physician in town, will be available to welcome and provide guidance to our guests
Conveniently located in Miami Beach but away from the congestion and noisy South Beach, but still close to it to visit when desired
On Collins Avenue there is a public bus line that goes North to Aventura and South to South Beach
We have a parking garage spot that can be used by guests who drive into Miami or rent a car
Other Things to Note
Cozy: Our home is inspired by "coziness": relaxing with good friends or loved ones in the beautiful beach of Miami Beach, often while enjoying good food and something to drink or creating a more friendly atmosphere by watching the spectacular sunset of Florida from our balcony.
We carefully decorated our apartment with love and we expect the same treatment towards it from all of our guests
Our home is a nonsmoking place
No pets are allowed
Our family of four, (we have 4.5 year old twins), had an EXCELLENT one week vacation in the 71st street area of Miami Beach - thanks in no small part to our stay at Alejo's one bedroom condominium on Collins Avenue. While the apartment does not face the ocean, the expansive pool deck and walkway to the beach are easily accessible from the building and the unit windows and balcony overlook the city. Recently renovated, the building has excellent amenities including a fitness center and a secured parking spot in the basement garage. While part of an active neighborhood, the apartment was quiet and relaxing.
Alejo and Diana's 6th floor unit is spotlessly clean and adequately furnished and comfortable with contemporary IKEA pieces. The fully appointed kitchen and adjacent laundry room were especially helpful and very much appreciated. While we ate out frequently, we also enjoyed having the option to prepare breakfast and light meals during our stay.
We cannot say enough positive things about the location; just far enough north to avoid craziness of South Beach, but part of a real active neighborhood with excellent cafes, restaurants, shops and a PUBLIX supermarket only one block away. We had a rental car, but we rarely used it as we could easily walk to many neighborhood attractions.
Alejo is photographer and his work adorns the walls of the apartment. He has also used his graphic skills to beautifully produce an information booklet which not only carefully describes everything you need to know about the unit, but also outlines recommendations for neighborhood attractions as well as some excellent off the beaten path restaurants in Miami's highly acclaimed design district. We tried a few of the top recommendations and we were very impressed.
While we did not meet Alejo or Diana, as they were out of town during our visit, Alejo responded instantly via text messages and emails to our pre-visit questions. His sister-in-law Beatriz patiently waited in the lobby for our arrival, which was delayed by the less than pleasurable Miami airport, the ridiculous airport car rental procedure, and a raised drawbridge en route to the condo. Beatriz very graciously introduced us to the apartment and corresponding amenities. She also made herself available via mobile phone for any queries or issues. We are delighted to report that we did not have a single need to phone her during our stay.
We have two very minor recommendations for Alejo and Diana's condo:
1) The apartment could benefit from a chest of drawers in the bedroom to store fold-able clothing. There is more than adequate closet space for hanging items, but very few usable drawers.
2) While bath and beach towels were provided, there were no washcloths which we found mildly inconvenient - especially with young children.
We would like to underscore that these are very minor issues and do not inhibit us from providing the HIGHEST recommendation for Alejo and Diana's home in Miami Beach. It was a fabulous experience!
This was everything we had hoped for and more. Alejo was very accommodating and met us at the condo late at night upon our arrival. It was clean, well furnished and just as described. The apartment is in a quiet building, close enough to South Beach but far enough away for peace and quiet. Great access to beach and pool. Excellent workout area. Walking distance to shopping, great restaurants and scooter rental. Great vacation.
Alejo and Diana's apartment is exactly as described. It is fresh, clean, and pleasantly furnished. It easily accommodates 4-5 people with very comfortable sleeping surfaces. (They even acquired a high quality air mattress for us during our stay.) The additional half bath and full washer and dryer are marvelous additional amenities. The building is located on the beach in an area accessible by walking to a Publix grocery, many restaurants, banks, and pharmacies. On our next trip to Miami we will definitely be contacting Alejo and Diana for our accommodations.
Alejo made my husband and I feel welcome with his tremendous hospitality. The condo is beautiful and very clean. We LOVED the location! There were several restaurants within the block. Also, the condo is on the beach! The bus stop is nearby and the area is bicycle friendly. Staying in Alejo's condo was a wonderful experience!
We were 3 people in a trip of 6 weeks in miami.
When we arrived in miami beach, it turned out that we have been riped off by Red on Airbnb (and Luca fromusa on place) at Bay road. We stayed 5 days in a hotel searching for another place to stay with the help of Airbnb.
Then we found Alejo and Diana's rental:
The apartment is just like the pictures (even bit bigger), big enough for 4 people for sure (2 toilets, king size bed and huge couch), very clean and really functional (all equipment to cook, wash/dry your clothes, towels in the bathroom).
The location is perfect in north miami beach. The building in front of the beach is really secure and also gets a parking, a pool and a gym with a sauna (perfect to relax).
There were a lot of restaurants in the neighborhood wich is busy at night (cuban, seafood, asian, american,...),bus stop to reach south beach in 20 minutes, publix market and shops across the street... Everything we needed we found it over there.
Alejo and Diana were very gentle. Thanks to Marta who went every wednesday morning to clean the apartment.
The people we met there were helpful and so polite.
It was a GREAT EXPERIENCE thanks to ALEJO AND DIANA.
So yes, I do recommend this place to enjoy a short or long stay in miami beach alone, with your lover, your friends or with family!
We are a couple of photographer and physician based in Miami
and always available for our guests for a beautiful listing
we own in Miami Beach;
we are also travelers and had used airbnb in some of our trips
When we are away our sister Beatriz will take great care of our guests