Sexy Artsy SoBe Studio Apartment

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, United States

The Space

Hello, At this time this listing was transfered to me: Jackie, I'll be your new host. My lovely niece Sandra will no longer host this property. I also host two more studios in Miami Beach. You can check my reviews on my profile, just click on my name: Jackie.

Welcome to Miami Beach! Stay right in the heart of South Beach's Historic Art-Deco District on Washington Avenue, just steps to the hottest nightlife, restaurants, shops and attractions, 2 blocks from the ocean/beach.

5 minutes from Convention Center/ Fillmore Theatre, 15 minutes to Downtown/ Bayside & 20 minutes from Miami Airport.

Artistic cozy modern studio with kitchen, new stainless steel appliances, free wi-fi, 40" LED TV, DVD player, wireless printer, spacious work area, storage, bistro area for dining and luxurious bathroom in a secure building with intercom and security cameras. Accommodates up to 6 with comfortable full size Murphy bed and 2 futons. Kitchen is stocked with pots, pans, plates, glassware and utensils.

Laundry facilities are located on each floor for your convenience. Just below the apartments, the first level has a delicious ethnic restaurants, liquor store, tattoo shop, electronic, clothing and even a nightclub on this strip. The grocery store is conveniently located just across the street.

Get around town on the South Beach Local for just .25 cents or rent a Deco Bike by the hour for $5 or $24 for a day pass. Scooter rentals also available nearby.

Check in- anytime after 3pm
Check out- 11 am

Between 11am and 3pm we are ensuring that everything is perfect for our next guest.

*EXTRAS (NOT INCLUDED in airbnb room rate)

Parking:
$10 a day

Mini-Bar:
Wine- $20 ea
Snacks- $1 ea
Soda/water $1 ea
Nips (liquor)- $2.50 ea
Beer- $2.50 ea

* Alcohol only allowed for guests 21 and over

*Security Deposit
Deposit will be released within 48 hours of check out provided there are no missing items, damages, monies owed for any of the above-named extra services or additional incidentals as follows:

Early Check-in $20 1pm
(must request night prior)
Late Check-out $20 fee after 11am
Lost Keys $20 fee
Lost fob/building access card $100 fee

FAQ's

How do I book a stay at this apartment?
You can either request an automatic reservation or send us a message with any questions you may have and dates of interest. We will respond with an offer for you to complete your booking.

When do I have to pay?
Airbnb will collect the rate and any additional fees at time of booking. This will secure your reservation.

My reservation is complete. What should I do next?
Please go over our description, house rules and house manual for check in information. As your trip approaches, let us know your expected arrival time and if you have a need for any extras such as a ride, parking , etc.

Can I store my luggage prior to check-in or after check out?
Unfortunately we do not accommodate storage of luggage outside of regular check-in/ check-out time as our cleaning schedule does not allow for this.

Ask about our early check in at 1pm ($20 fee for cleaning)
or late check out by 1pm ($20 fee for cleaning).

If you have any other questions, please send us a message. We thank you!
The best way to reach us is through Airbnb!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Security Deposit: $150
Cleaning Fee: $40
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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City:
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • This place will ruin your vacation. It is derelict and disgusting. She will also not apologize for anything. If you like layers of black mold on the shower, hairs in your bed, and a broken mold/dust caked air conditioner, then this is the place for you.

    Please look at what we had to suffer through. This is not comparable with the description we were given or the pictures shown.

    This was false advertising and a terrible experience.

    (Picture link at bottom.)

    Security and health issues:
    1: No building access provided, had to wait for a random person to enter to follow them in.
    2: Only door lock constantly twisted and it was impossible to know if the door was locked or not.
    3: Hundreds (not exaggerating) of hairs on the pillows and sheets. (If the sheets attract hairs, then maybe replace the type of sheet)
    4: Air filters on the air conditioner were completely full of black mold, this is a huge health concern.
    5: Thick layers of black mold on the shower door.
    6: Hairs on the sink, bathroom floor, bathroom wall....
    7: Towels smell so strongly of mold that i felt like paying for a hotel room just to re-shower. Replacement towels with bleach stains.
    8: Bathroom low lighting: 2/3 bulbs missing and open sockets exposed. If I reached in the check the bulb I literally would be been shocked/electrocuted. (change the bulbs or leave burnt out ones in for safety)

    Basic obvious amenity issues:
    1: Hole in the walls below the tv and above the couch.
    2: Left over macaroni in the sink
    3: Crudely screwed in broken drawer
    4: LED lights above the bed, all the batteries are dead.
    5: Left window shade is completely broken, louvers need to be manually adjusted.
    6: Air conditioner is completely broken both structurally and electronically. It cools extremely slowly and goes off and on constantly. Temp and functions are not working. Maybe this is secondary to the dust/mold caked on the air filters.
    7: Bathroom was not cleaned well at all, (see photos)
    8: Toilet is broken and continually flushes (this is probably something costing you a lot of money in water bills.
    9: Hanging wires across the ceiling with loose duck tape.
    10: NO WIFI, both names did not work on arrival
    11: Fluorescent light bulb burnt out.

    acidraindt at photo bucket for photos

    March 2014
  • Absolutely loved the place. You can not beat the convience of this location and the life on Miami beach. Great experience.

    March 2014
  • This apartment had its advantages and disadvantages.

    It is a nice-looking and stylish apartment - it's pretty impressive in this regard. It's a good building and a good apartment.

    Also, its location is unbeatable. The location was fabulous.

    Keep in mind it's a studio apartment, so it's pretty small. There is room to move around, but it's a studio. There is enough sleeping room for several people. I stayed here with my wife and little girls.

    There are some things that, even for a studio, made it incomplete:
    * There are pots for cooking, but no lids
    * There is a mini-fridge, but it comes stocked with beer.
    * The bathroom is nice, but there's no exhaust fan (eww). So I don't know if that's luxury.
    * The refrigerator is just a storage space for the beer the host wants to sell you. So you can't have it both ways.
    * The table you see in the photo is the only table, so think twice about how you'll eat in.
    * There's not nearly enough lighting in the bedroom area.
    * There is "free" Wi-Fi, but it's actually a really slow speed
    * There are bed bugs. You go to sleep fine at night, you wake up with little bug bites.

    Also, the parking is not good. You have to park in a cramped spot in an alley like 3-4 blocks away.

    Also, I will mention that it's not fair that you have to pay for early check-in, but if you check in on time, it's ok that the host is still cleaning the apartment.

    Finally, I tried to contact Sandra in advance, just like AirBNB said I should, and never got any response.

    March 2014
  • I had been in touch with Sandra the week before our scheduled arrival to arrange for a parking pass and she replied within a reasonable time. I was under the impression that everything would be smooth upon our arrival. When we attempted to buzz for access to the building, it went to Sandra's voicemail. After waiting for 10 minutes with no success we called the other woman listed - Vanessa - who said that she was no longer associated with Sandra and could not help me. The third contact listed - Keith - was able to grant us access to the apartment. What a shock when we discovered that the place had not been cleaned! People had stayed there previously and it was a mess. Unmade bed, towels on the bathroom floor, no toilet paper, full garbages, and dirt/sand/hair on every surface. The toilet problem still exists and has not been fixed. This place is a lot more run-down and in need of basic repairs than you see in the pictures. I contacted Keith right away and he replied that he was out of town and could not help me and that Sandra was out of town and could not be reached. His only suggestion was that I call Airbnb to notify them of this problem. We were stuck in South Beach on a weekend, during Spring Break and with a marathon that was happening on the Sunday morning! We were lucky to be able to find a hotel room and salvage the rest of our trip. Airbnb was wonderful to deal with and refunded our money, however, I will be very reluctant to try this again.
    Stay somewhere else if you don't want your trip ruined!

    March 2014
  • Airbnb sent me many messages telling me I was supposed to confirm my reservation with Sandra--she didn't respond to any of my texts/emails until 1am the night before our reservation. (I was a little worried that she had disappeared on us and we'd need to book a hotel.) When I arrived there was no parking pass, even though I asked for one. I texted her to ask about this and she said she never responds to emails, only Airbnb messages...just FYI. She did drive over within 15 mins to give us the parking pass.

    The bathroom sink was 90% clogged. Sandra said she already knew about this, which is irritating (she should not be renting the unit with this problem). The sink filled and overflowed by the time you, say, washed your face. The sink was overflowing by the time my husband washed up and it was my turn to use the bathroom. Towels were dirty or stained; it was hard to tell. The toilet also runs constantly.

    The pictures that say fresh robes, extra clean towels, etc. are all extremely misleading. We got two not-so-fresh bath towels, nothing more.

    I think your money is better spent elsewhere.

    February 2014
  • Thanks for a great stay! The location was perfect. We were so close to the beach and tons of great food options which was really nice. The place was pretty much as expected from the pictures. There were some plumbing issues with the toilet constantly running and the water pressure coming in and out but all in all it was a great place for the area. Thanks again!

    February 2014
  • Cosy place. Very well located for ppls whose want discover Miami nite life and for whoses are visiting Miami for the 1st time

    February 2014
  • You simply can't beat the location for the price, walking distance to the beach, restaurants and bars. I liked that it wasn't facing Washington and far away enough from Ocean that you don't hear the noise from the constant traffic and nightlife. My personal favorite aspect was that it was located 1 block away from Puerto Segua, an amazing authentic Cuban restaurant. Highly recommended!

    The apartment was small but suitable for 3-4 people as it has a Murphy bed and 2 futons. Having Wifi and a Roku player was a nice plus. For those who are thinking about booking this apt, just remember that beach towels and toiletries are not included. The toilet runs all the time but that wasn't a huge issue for me. It could have been a little cleaner but I blame that on the previous guests that were there, Sandra did a great job cleaning up the place on arrival.

    There were some communication issues but Sandra was responsive and took care of it. (i.e. I had reserved the place for 4 people and were given 2 towels but this was rectified immediately)

    If you're low maintenance, this is a great place to stay.

    January 2014
  • perfect position few steps from all

    January 2014
  • I had a wonderful time in South Beach and Sandra's place was clean and in the perfect location. She was more than helpful and accommodating my entire trip. The next time I travel to Miami I will be sure to stay at one of her properties.

    December 2013
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I'm originally from Bogota, Colombia. I've been living in Miami since 1999. I love traveling and going to cruises. I'm a well organized and clean person. I like TM meditation and I'm a very spiritual person. I love my hometown because there are a lot of people from everywhere in the world here. That's also why I like Airbnb, because I have the opportunity to meet nice people from all over the world.
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