About this listing
Our cozy 4 bedroom 2 bath house on the Miami River is a bit of paradise centrally located close to everything in Miami. It comfortably sleeps 6 and features a split plan with two bedrooms on each side of a central living space.
"La Casita del Rio" is a charming 4 bedroom 2 bath Spanish home on the historic Miami River. The house is fully furnished and equipped and includes a full kitchen with all cooking and eating utensils, High Sped Internet and Cable TV.
The house, recently renovated, sits in a quiet tropical Central Miami neighborhood close to the Airport, Downtown Miami, the Medical Center and within minutes from South Beach, Coconut Grove, Key Biscayne, and the Midtown art scene.. There is public bus transit available 2 blocks from the house and connects to both the Metrorail and People Mover downtown. Public Transit also connects to Miami International Airport and the intercity Tri County train system known as Tri-Rail connecting Miami Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties.
Colorful ethnic neighborhoods are close by where you can enjoy the sights sounds and taste of other cultures. For more upscale adventures you can head downtown just a few minutes away and enjoy the fine arts or catch a Miami Heat game at the arena. If you like baseball our new Marlins baseball stadium in a few blocks away. Miami is a busy place with lots to do at anytime of the day. the city doesn't sleep. But here on the banks of the river you can, if you choose to relax, lay in a hammock by the water and watch as iguanas stroll by the dock, while the occasional dolphin or manatee plays on the surface and ships maneuver by just a few feet away from you. If fishing is your game inquire about availability and rates for our 52 foot classic sportsfish "Pollyanna" available for charter docked behind the house.
Weather you are on a business trip or a vacation we are sure you will enjoy our home. Call us ahead with your requests and we will make your stay memorable.
Rates posted are subject to change. Florida and Local Sales and Transient Lodging tax additional. (13%) Please contact us to verify availability and rates for your planned vacation.
Guest have access to the entire house including front and rear yard. You can enjoy sitting by the dock, cooking on the grill and laying in the hammock by the river. We kindly ask that guest stay off the Yacht docked at the rear.
Interaction with Guests
We believe in providing our guests privacy and the freedom to enjoy their stay. We don't live on the property and generally provide keyless entry for our guests. But we do respond to our guests questions and needs as promptly as possible.
The neighborhood is a little peninsula surrounded by the Miami River. We love the central location the quiet street and minimum traffic. There are only two entrances into the neighborhood so there is no through traffic.
Public transportation is available 1 block away but this is Miami and an automobile is almost necessary.
Other Things to Note
We are close to the airport and airplanes do fly overhead. They don't seem to be a problem for most.
Please treat our home and neighborhood with respect. Keep it clean, clean up after yourself and leave it in the condition you found it in.
No smoking please
No overnight guests unless approved by Host
Armando has a fantastic house that's very central to all of the places we would normally visit while in Miami. The backyard is spacious, with a working grill and right on the water. You can see iguanas sunning themselves by the water in the early morning! The house is spacious and clean and tidy, with everything you need for a pleasant stay.
Armando's Miami River house is a cool place to stay with access to everything in Miami, especially the little Havana area. The yard includes several fruit trees and even a mockingbird nest with three chicks. The small gang of (3) iguanas provided some harmless entertainment as did the parade of boats and ships moving up and down the river. The house is situated in a very nice little neighborhood but in the midst of an industrialized area. Armando is a gracious and welcoming host. Everything was as described at the house. We would gladly stay again!
The house was lovely. The four bedrooms were quaint and the house was very clean when we arrived. The hammock was a lovely place to relax out back (keep an eye out for the very large iguanas roaming around) and we often ate meals at the outdoor dining table. Over all it was a good experience and an easy commute to the Adrienne Arsht Center where we were performing for three weeks. The downside is the area that the house is in. The actual neighborhood that the home is in is good, but once outside the neighborhood it felt very rough and I did not feel safe at times while driving to work or stopping at the gas station.
Lastly my seven year old three pound dog consumed either rat poison or a deadly bacteria (there were five other cases that week alone according to the nearby vet). My dog was only in Armando's house, in the yard on a leash with me or on a walk in the neighborhood a few houses down either direction. After 12 hours of agonizing pain and multiple cardiac arrests my dog died at the vet. I warn you if you do have a small dog or a small child that could get into some kind of poison (the property is on The Miami River) to think twice before staying here. Armando was very kind and sympathetic, however nothing will bring back my dog.
This was a great location for us. It was close and easy to get to from the airport. The backyard went right up to the Miami River, so my grandson loved watching when large boats work there way up the river with the help of tug (email hidden)d every Captain had to wave at him... It was on a very quite street and seemed very safe and secure. It has a lovely back patio to enjoy the evening and also sit out and have your morning coffee. Armando was very helpful making sure we had all the information to easily find his home and easily make ourselves at home. I asked him about places to eat locally and he was very helpful about places to eat and exploring Little Havana our first night there. The house was very clean, with bathrooms updated, and the kitchen well supplied if you wanted to cook. With so much great dining we ate out but enjoyed the espresso machine in the morning with our bakery goods from the Versailles Bakery. The free WiFi was appreciated by my son in law who run an internet company and hates to be off the grid....lol. This was a great location with easy access to the tollways to get to South Beach or where ever... We really enjoyed our stay, I wish it was longer...maybe next time....
This is a very good accommodation experience
，The rooms are very clean, tidy, comfortable.
Kitchen, very practical, is rich in kitchen equipment. The washer and dryer has given us great convenience. The owner is also very close to leaving us coffee and snacks.All in all, this is a very good house, sure I will live here next time.
His communications were very good. The house provided few anenities, not as listed in the discription. The block the house was located in was fine, not so the surrounding area.
Great place to stay, in a quiet neighbourhood right on the Miami River. Convenient for the airport and downtown. Armando was always very quick to respond to our messages as well. Highly recommended.
About the Host, Armando
I've been in Miami nearly all my life. I love the place the weather the people but particularly the ocean the islands and the beaches. Miami has grown up. It's not an old city as some cities are. It's like a young adult... full of life and it's own mixture of culture.
Come and stay at our house and enjoy the only tropical metropolitan area in the continental US. Experience the Architecture, the landscape, the people and the life. My wife Limby and I will make sure you will enjoy a wonderful stay.