• private suites/rooms (there may be other guests in either of the two other suites)
• shared kitchen and common areas (with myself and other guests)
• up to six people
• solo and group travelers
• executive, management, and business teams
• writers and writing teams
• film and modeling crews
• sailing teams
• celebrities traveling anon
• Art Basel exhibitors, clients, artists
• Boat Show exhibitors, staff, clients
I call my home MangoHaus. I've lived here since 1999 when I bought the house as a fixer-upper. MangoHaus was originally architect designed and built in 1949, and had never been renovated. She was pretty sad when I found her in 1999. Yet, because she was never renovated, she hadn't been butchered with shoddy work. The essence of the MiMo (Miami Modernism) interior space remained in tact and still oozed that brat-pack cool. So my goal when I began renovating Mango-Haus in 2004 was to preserve her design essence while bringing her up to date. Although MangoHaus now has large new hurricane proof windows, central A/C, new roof, new doors, new bathrooms, and kitchen, the house still evokes the clean geometry of modernist spaces (think Bauhaus) set within Miami's tropical color, light, and coastal topography. It's sweet like a mango, but pure like a Corbusier building or a Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian house.
Mango-Haus is located on Miami Beach's Normandy Shores Golf Course. The house faces the course so all you see from the large living room window is green space. Most people are surprised how quiet and peaceful the home and Normandy Island neighborhood are. Quiet and peaceful are not normally virtues associated with Miami, yet here it is! Off the island you have cosmopolitan Miami; on the island, bird song and ocean breezes.
Layout is 3 bedroom/2 full bath. MangoHaus has wi-fi and internet and an audiophile sound system. I'm an audio freak so records, cds, and internet audio played through quality equipment are a key ingredient of the MangoHaus vibe. I'd rather be listening to well-recorded flamenco than watching the tube. (I make an exception for Miami Heat basketball and World Cup soccer matches!)
Art is central in the house and includes original paintings, photographs, textiles, and a 1968 Triumph motorcycle. I'm pretty much a geek over anything machine-age and modern.
Mango-Haus is in walking and bike riding distance to the beach. I walk to the beach most mornings where we have a new beachwalk that attracts joggers, bladers, bikers, etc. A lot of people also walk/jog/ride the golf course cart paths where you see lots of parrots, egrets, ducks, geese, and an occasional turtle, frog, or iguana. MangoHaus is on the northern end of Miami Beach which - relative to South Beach - is quiet, uncongested, less expensive, yet within short bus/car reach (or nice bike ride) of South Beach. In short, you are in the best location possible to explore all of Miami including Coconut Grove, South Beach, Aventura, The Design District, etc. while having the luxury of returning to a quiet, safe, comfy home.
Safe. Normandy Island is gated and visitors pass a guard on their way onto the island. We have the lowest crime rate on Miami Beach. The house has an ADT security system and new doors, windows, and locks.
Other amenities. In addition to the golf course, our island also has tennis courts that look out onto a bay in the inter-coastal waterway; a golf-course clubhouse with full bar and restaurant; a large children's playground, soccer field, and basketball court.
Bus, rental bikes, Walgreen's, restaurants, and grocery stores are all in walking/biking distance. We also have the best juice bar in the world in walking distance - family owned for over 60 years! If you like fresh mango, pineapple, oranges, coconut milk, papaya...you name it, they have it.
The surrounding neighborhoods are somewhat undiscovered modernist gems. Most people are aware that South Beach has great MiMo neighborhoods, but for most of Miami Beach's history, it was just one place -- Miami Beach was Miami Beach rather than North and South Beach. Thus, all of Miami Beach - including North Miami Beach - was built in the MiMo era and exudes the same tropical modernist vibe. So you can stroll among our cool buildings and shops on your way to the beach with the benefits of actually being able to park or get a meal and a drink without breaking the bank!
The MangoHaus welcomes all creeds, colors, nationalities, ethnicities, orientations, and family configurations including solo travelers!
Whether you are retreating to unplug, or need a base camp for clubbing, I'm here to support your tropical turn inward or outward and make your getting what you need possible in the least obtrusive way.
I am also here to support the creative professional who is producing work in Miami and needs an appropriate home atmosphere to nourish that work. Film, music, modeling, festival professionals welcome. Gallery staff, visiting orchestra and show professionals, and boat show vendors welcome. U.S. Sailing Center clients welcome including U.S. Olympic and visiting athletes. Flamenco troops participating in Flamenco week, more than welcome! In short, if you are contributing to Miami's creative life, I offer you my home and my support.
I look forward to sharing the MangoHaus with you.
|Room type:||Private room|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||No Charge|
|Weekly Price:||$500 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$900 /month|
|Check In:||4:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
Erik is a very kind host with a great sense of hospitality!
We had a great time in Miami, in his lovely and quiet place and we would love to have a longer stay for discussing about music and motorcycles.
Great location. Erik was a wonderful host and we really enjoyed staying with him. He was extremely helpful in pointing us in the right direction to maximize our experiences for the week-end. The house is very cozy and the other guests were very friendly. All in all it was a wonderful experience.
Erik was a super friendly host. The room was big enough and we shared a very large bathroom with a very nice austrian couple. All was clean and set-up when we arrived. We felt very comfortable immediately. The house is located in a very nice area, not far away from Collins Ave & from the beach, away from the crowds of SoBe. Was delighted to have one of the best Hotdogs ever at "La Perrada de Edgar", which is very near to Eriks place. All in all- great experience!
Erik is a nice guy with a very nice property. We arrived earlier than planned, and Erik was great, he made sure the bed was made for us promptly. He was also very helpful in suggesting places to go and where to get a good cuban sandwich.
The House itself is lovely and is a 15min work to Collins ave. and all the highlights of North beach .... which in my opinion is 100% better than SoBe.
Location = Great & has the added bonus that you really don't feel like your in a busy city like Miami .... a haven within a storm. Truly wonderful location and Erik's work on the property has created such an amazing house. Also, if your a lover of classic motorcycles, Erik's collection of Triumphs is definitely a talking point. Especially the fantastic example sitting in the lounge.
Erik is a very nice guy with a very attractive house. It's quiet and fairly close to Collins st where there is a supermarket, and restaurants. We recommend Lou's. The bathroom is shared, not clear from the description, which is OK, but you are aware of other people as the doors are louvered, so you hear everything. Just something to be aware of. The bed is comfortable and the place was clean.
We unfortunately did not meet Erik during our three days stay, however he was making sure to fulfill our needs in his best way. The house is nice and the room we had was very bright. The low point was shared bathroom which was for us accessible through other room. The location of the house is in secure area and it is very peaceful.
Thank you Erik for sharing your lovely place with us.
Marko & Betty
Great location, relaxed & informal, close to all amenities, yet quiet. An ideal place to stay.
Erik's Mango Haus was all we could have wanted! We stayed for a few days/nights and it was wonderful. His recommendations were spot on...be sure to check out Athen's Juice Bar. The location was also perfect for us. We didn't want to be in the center of all of the action; we wanted something quiet and quaint. On our night in we hung out and just enjoyed the living room, reading, talking and just enjoying our getaway. Everything was easily accessible from the Mango Haus. Erik was a fantastic host. Both my boyfriend and I highly recommend staying here. We will certainly be back next time we visit Miami.
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Notre hôte, quant à lui est une personne accueillante et toujours disponible pour répondre aux questions et aider les visiteurs.
Erik was very helpful and generous to us when we arrived late and above that needed an extra room.
Eriks home is an inspiring place - aestethically thought through with a great collection of litterature, music and other interesting objects (such as motorcycles :) ).
Thank you for our stay!