About this listing
Beautiful sunny room in a great Mimo style home.
Renting a room in a totally renovated 1950's Mimo Style Miami home (1,500SqFt) in a small municipality (Village of El Portal) within the City of Miami that is known for its foliage, peacocks, and The Little River of Miami. This is also where the Tequesta Indians once inhabited the area about 500 years ago and is marked as a county historic site. Very quiet and quaint neighborhood and close to most attractions in Miami.
For students attending Barry University the house is located about a two minute drive. If you are attending FIU North Campus it is about a 15 minute drive. If you are a student and would like an extended stay we can negotiate a better price.
For visiting tourists the drive to South Beach is 15 minutes from the house, North Beach 10 minutes. The home is centrally located so that you can get to the airport in 15 minutes, Different shopping venues no more than 15 minutes away and Downtown the same amount of time.
The room is completely decorated and furnished, has a firm full size bed, plenty of closet space, additional storage room for boxes and luggage, laundry room and parking are also included.
I have WIFI throughout the house, however you can use my computer located in the living room. You can also sit and relax in the living room and use the TV and sound system. The rest of the house is shared bathroom, living room, kitchen, dinning room, and yard.
All guests will have access to the entire home except for my bedroom. You can have breakfast at home and snacks if you please. I try to stay stocked up for guests.
Interaction with Guests
I try to interact with all my guests all depending on my workload and how much time I have to be out. I enjoy talking with my guests and exchanging travel experiences.
The neighborhood is a quiet residential one that has quite a bit of old Miami history. Great neighbors and funny mailman. It is a small town in a very large city.
The house is located about 200 yards from the most important street of Miami, Biscayne Blvd. The bus stop is right at that corner and you can go either North or South to all the major connections. However, Miami is very spread out so it could take a lot of time if crossing the city. Keep that in mind. Rental car is the most efficient and convenient for a city like Miami.
Other Things to Note
I have two small dogs one is a Miniature Schnauzer that is 7 years old and a Havanese that is 8 month old. They are both very friendly and are hypo allergenic dogs.
TRAVELING TO KEY WEST!!!
I can help you with your travel plans in the that beautiful fun town in the Florida Keys. Just Ask me!
No Smoking (Indoors)
No overnight guests
Had a great stay with Calixto. He is a wonderful host who cares very much about making sure his guests have the best stay possible. He shared Cuban coffee with me frequently in the mornings and made me feel like I was at home. His dogs are extremely cute and loving. They start barking early in the morning to go outside, so the stay is best for someone accustomed to getting up earlier in the morning. All in all, my best stay on Airbnb by far. Full recommendations to all contemplating a stay with him.
Sin palabras! El mejor anfitrión, comenzando desde que abre las puertas de su hogar y hace sentir a uno como en el propio! Compartiéndolo todo! Es una comodidad desde su ubicación que es un lugar hermoso de Miami que no conocía y quede encantada! Hasta la comida del hogar, me encanta tu casa Calixto! Tienes muy buen gusto! Y que puedo decir de la atención, mejor que en un cinco estrellas! Gracias por los momentos compartidos! Ya te extrañamos! A vos a Jeannie, Bribón, Norita y las gallinas! Esperamos volver pronto! Te esperamos en Buenos Aires! Besos y abrazos!
Estuvimos alojados con mi marido en la casa de Calixto y la verdad, fue una excelente estadía!
Él te resuelve todo! Es muy práctico! Y muy agradable!
La casa es hermosa , tiene todas las comodidades , extremadamente limpia.
El barrio es muy lindo,súper tranquilo y lleno de pavos reales! La ubicación es buena ya que el acceso al autopista está muy (website hidden) muy fácil llegar.
Sin duda volveríamos a elegirla!
Si tienen la suerte de conocer a su amiga Norita , seguro comerán los mejores muffins! A Calixto le faltó tomar la clase de "levadura " quizás para la próxima estadía ya haya superado los de Norita !
We enjoyed out stay very much. Nice house and neighbourhood.
We were welcomed with fresh made coffee and received tips for our stay in Miami. I would definitely recommend this!
Calixto is a very nice host. He makes great Sandwich and Cuban coffee for us. The room is clean, comfortable and beautiful with travel guides provided.
We enjoyed our stay at Calixto's home.
Calixto was a wonderful host! He is a very welcoming, knowledgeable and generous person. He treated us like family. Cal’s house is located in a quiet and peaceful neighborhood, with wild peacocks walking on the street! There are bus stops on the street corner within walking distance leading you to downtown Miami and north beach. His house is nice, spacious, comfortable, clean and full of art works. The food and drinks in the refrigerator were free for us. He offered us nice Cuban Coffee, American coffee, all kinds of teas, famous Cuba style Versailles pastry, banana bread and cookies for the breakfast and we had very pleasant conversations. Cal also generously offered sun scream, shampoo, towels, beach towels, beach chairs and umbrella. Cal drove us to the beautiful Surfside beach on Sunday morning and gave us many suggestions and recommendations about which place and restaurant to go. He has two little cute and friendly dogs Jeannie & Bribon. We will definitely recommend it to our friends and we will be back for next visit to Miami!
We had amazing time in Miami at Calixto's house. He is very welcoming person and he leaves the guests as whether they were at their homes.
We enjoyed a delicious Cuban coffee and a wonderful banana bread! Moreover, we had opportunity to talk a lot while we had breakfast together. I think he loved the mixed eggs prepared by Ju.
The place is very clean, organized and it has all stuff do you need. The room is comfortable and big. The neighborhood is safe and quiet.
Thanks a lot for all, mi amigo! We will surely stay your home when we visit Miami again. And we wait for you in Brazil!
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About the Host, Calixto
I am a 49 year old professional, have lived in Miami my whole life and love to travel to different places. Very outgoing, enjoy having guests at home and make sure they enjoy this magnificent city. I really enjoy being able to host guests through Airbnb and enjoy using this same site when traveling.