Fully furnished private room with a very comfortable queen sized bed with great linens. Super fast Wi-Fi, cable TV, shared living room, dinning room, bathroom and fullly equiped kitchen, plenty of on street parking. The house is two blocks from Biscayne Boulevard in the MIMO Historic district with it's many restaurants and 3 bus lines, 5 minutes to downtown Miami, 10 minutes to South Beach, 15 to MIA. Midtown, the Design District and Wynnwood are all only 10 minutes away.
The house is a 1938 two bedroom bungalow with hardwood floors, fireplace and original tile bathroom. Lots of vintage charm and character is still evident. The kitched was gutted and updated in January 2012, basic upgrade but still nice and clean. The bedroom has its own air conditioning unit for your convenience and comfort, not everyone likes air conditioning. The property is very tropical in nature and has a very private large yard, lots of shade and there seems to always be a breeze blowing.
I am a very easy going laid back host and love to meet new and exciting people. Not a partier but love to laugh and see others laugh as well. There is always fresh coffee every morning, along with orange juice, fresh fruit and bagels. Enough to get any active guest started in the morning. The Florida room or yard is the perfect place to enjoy that early morning coffee and breakfast or an evening glass of wine. As for wine, there is a fairly good stock of wine, however, nothing to brag about. I try to keep a variety around for guests.
The kitchen, bathroom, living room, dining room and sunroom are all shared spaces.
Interaction with Guests
I will be meeting the guest and interacting as much or as little as is desired. I work during the day and spend most of my free time at the beach and gym when not working.
Other Things to Note
There is a $500 fee charged for each pet.
1. Polite friendly personalities are mandatory.
2. Gay friendly.
3. No smoking!
4. Clean ,neat and considerate is a must.
5. No loud, noisy, late night parties.
6. No pets.
7. No drug use or possession allowed on premises!!!
8. No excessive alcohol consumption allowed on premises!!
9. No unauthorized guests, overnight sex dates or tricks. There are plenty of by the hour motels for that activity.
John was a great host! The private room I stayed in was very comfortable, and the whole apartment was clean and well decorated. He made sure I had everything I needed and it was great getting to know him. I would happily stay with John again and certainly recommend his stay.
John was an amazing host! His home is absolutely beautiful. I called it my little oasis because it was so relaxing and fresh. John is such a delight to be around, communicates promptly with anything that might arise (like installations or making sure you know when the housekeeper was coming) and is flexible when possible (my job got extend by a few days and he made sure I wasn't homeless). Overall, John is a wonderful person and his home is great. Being able to stay with him was a wonderful experience!
Staying at John’s place was a totally positive experience. A cute garden welcomes hosts into the house, where interiors have been designed in a simple and, at the same time, stylish way: nice furniture, lovely colors, care for details, everything is arranged with “buon gusto”. The room, which is comfy in its warm colors, has a spacious wardrobe, A/C and - most of all - a very comfortable bed. You’ll find also pristine linen and extra towels. The house is equipped with everything you need (John spent some times in Italy, and there are some Italian details here and there, including a Bialetti moka Express!). Regarding the location, it is about 15 minute drive from downtown. On Biscayne Blvd there are many buses and good connections to go to Miami Beach. Overall a very convenient location. John can be simply defined as a gentleman: always willing, super nice and full of good information about Miami. It was a good experience and much more personal and fun than staying in an anonymous hotel.
I stayed with John for 6 weeks and the overall experience was excellent. The room had a big comfortable bed, with clean soft linens, plus two night tables that had enough space for all my clothes and more. The closet was stocked full of hangers so no need to bring your own.
The most important thing was that the first thing that John told me was "make yourself at home". I had full use of the kitchen and living room with no issue during my stay.
The house is conveniently located, 15 minutes to the airport and 10-12 minutes from South Beach. North Miami Beach is even closer. Theres plenty of places to eat in the area and two Publix supermarkets within a 10 minute drive depending on whether you want to drive north or south.
In summary, it was a great experience staying with John, he's an awesome host and as long as you're a considerate person, I'm sure you'll have a great time as well.
I am a professional, employeed full time in the interior design/sales industry, mature, gay, healthy male and I work out 5 - 7 days per week. I eat well, exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle. I enjoy the beach, meeting new people and traveling in my spare time.
I live in a 2 bedroom house and frequently rent out my second bedroom to visiting European travelers. I prefer 1 or 2 visitors at the most and am open to 2 - 4 weeks of rentals at a time. I keep a clean and neat home. As my guest, you can expect fine linens, a clean room, fresh fruit and coffee each morning. There is a large private yard for relaxing with a coffee or tea and a good book. I am quiet and relatively simple in my lifestyle.
The wonderful thing about living in Miami is the laid back, relaxed attitude. The weather is perfect nearly every day of the year. When the day or week is becoming too stressful, a short walk on the beach puts everything back into perspective.