About this listing
2 story apartment in a one of the best maintained buildings in South Beach.
Best location too!
3 blocks to the ocean, quiet but only 2 blocks to all the south Beach action.... restaurants, shopping, clubs, etc!
This is a legal short term rental, so you can relax and enjoy your vacation, many in South Beach are not legal!
Amenities include: Cable TV, free WIFI, laundry, air conditioning, fully equipped kitchen
15 minutes to Miami airport.
Ensuite baths in both upstairs and downstairs bedrooms.
Queen bed upstairs
2 futons downstairs
Special event and Holiday rates will vary, please inquire for details.
About the neighborhood, from NY times article Feb 2013:
"South of Fifth has emerged as the most expensive section of Miami Beach. A string of high-rise condos along the water, which were at the center of the struggle over the city’s development 15 years ago, are selling apartments for record prices.
Last year, a penthouse at one of two Continuum towers sold for $25 million, then the highest sale for an apartment in Miami Beach. In late December, a penthouse at the neighboring Icon tower sold for just under $21 million, a record for a bay-facing apartment in the city.
More than a dozen restaurants, including several considered the most exclusive in Miami Beach, have opened in the neighborhood, which is also home to the 18-acre South Pointe Park."
Interaction with Guests
My assistant and I are available by phone and email, and of course through Airbnb!
The swimming is marvelous, as the sandy beach has a gentle slope, with crystal clear water, that is luxuriously warm and soothing! During a good share of the year you can swim for hours without even getting a chill. It's wonderful to go for a swim a couple of hours before sunset, and then paddle around as you watch the spectacular play of ever-changing colors dappling the waves as the sun dips below the horizon.
There are terrific restaurants, clubs, and bars here, as well as wonderful designer shopping, and you'll be staying in the historic Art Deco District, in a secured and authentic Art Deco building. You are virtually next-door to the lovely and entertaining Lummus and South Pointe parks, as well as the world-famous and extremely cool Nikki Beach Club!
Other Things to Note
Early check in or check out up to one hour may available on a case by case basis.
Notice must be given when making the reservation and owner must confirm acceptance. Any more than one hour and up to 4 hours will incur an additional $50 fee per occurrence.
Lost keys will incur a $150 replacement charge (because there's an expensive Medeco key).
About the Host, Ted
I'm a South Beach local of 20 years.
I love it here and I'm happy to be able to help others experience my paradise!
I'm a total music fanatic, eclectic taste ranging from Dire Straits to Killing Joke, lately some Florence and the Machine, M83 and other "underground mainstream" (if there is such a thing)
Like to play drums and design sounds when I can, mostly Industrial.
Reading Stoic Philosopher Seneca lately (you should check him out!), and the bible always.
Love watching a good foreign film (even a mediocre foreign film for that matter, over a domestic one).
Favorites include "Kontroll" (Hungary), "Dogs Will" (Brazil) "City of Men" and "City of God" (definitely Brazil) "Bibliotheque Pascal" (Hungary)(I'm beginning to notice a pattern here)
When I get my own act together enough I want to operate an orphanage in an appropriate third world city to give some kids a chance at a nice life.
Trying my best to live spiritually while keeping one foot in the material world.
Restore motorcycles for fun and ride a Ducati Monster pretty much every day.
Novice videographer with large aspirations, barriers to entry just disintegrated!
Not in it for the money, so I can't go wrong.
I enjoy visiting the Caribbean and South America to keep things in perspective. Helps one realize how much we have while also reminding how little it takes for people to be happy.
My life motto would be "What's Next?"