About this listing
Ocean view private apartment with the best location in South Beach!
Private, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, in the best part of South Beach with a nicely renovated kitchen.
Beautiful Ocean view apartment directly on the beach in the heart of South Beach.
Queen bed in bedroom and a queen size (larger than most!) futon in the living room.
Heated pool and direct view of the ocean. (as seen in the picture).
Please note that the pool will be closed on some days in June 2016 for necessary upgrades, including pool resurfacing and deck area repairs. The beach right behind will still be fine though!
There's an Amazing beach is right outside your back door.
Bosch convection microwave.
Dining table for 4 people.
Please note the Association will close the pool from June 6th to June 24th for necessary upgrades, including pool resurfacing and deck area repairs. The beach will still be fine though!
There may be construction taking place at the front of the building, but this unit is at the back of the building, pretty far from the construction, so once inside it doesn't seem to bother guests. There are also construction materials stored at the back of the building.
Best neighborhood, South of Fifth Street (SOFI).
This is a quiet neighborhood directly on the ocean, very close to great restaurants, shopping, parks, large supermarket, night clubs etc.
Only 2 blocks to world famous Ocean Drive restaurants and tourism spots. Also great shopping like Armani Exchange, Ralph Lauren, Kenneth Cole, Diesel, True Religion, Gap, Zara etc.
Very close to the new Perez Art Museum.
Large screen Sony Internet capable TV with over 100 cable TV channels.
Ipod stereo dock
Cooking utensils, silverware
Bed linens, towels, beach chairs
Metered street parking all around and several parking lots and garages within 1 or 2 blocks of apartment.
Only 15 minutes from the Miami Airport (though a bit longer when there's traffic).
2 blocks to famous Nikki Beach restaurant/beach club, and also famous Joe's Stone Crab, Prime 112 (where the Miami Heat basketball players and celebrities hang out) and a bunch of other incredible restaurants (some expensive, others reasonable). I'll be happy to make recommendations!
This is a legal, short term rental, so you can relax and enjoy your vacation.
Many rentals offered in South Beach are in buildings that only allow 1 year rentals!
Please inquire about holidays and special event rates.
About the neighborhood, from NY times article:
"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
We are available by cel phone and email (and airbnb) all the time.
The best neighborhood in South Beach!
Quiet residential section where you can meet your neighbors, but all the crazy action is just 2 blocks north on the same street (Ocean Dr)
Many multi million dollar apartments are right next door (up to $15 and $25 million for single apartments!)
Just 2 buildings down an apartment was recently listed for sale at $53 million!
Buses and taxis everywhere.
Great bike rental program (Deco Citi Bikes) very close by
Also free shuttles that run all around South Beach, they look like big golf carts and are usually playing music, just call one over!
They do appreciate a couple of bucks for a tip.
Other Things to Note
Early check in or late check out may available on a case by case basis.
Notice must be given when making the reservation and owner must confirm acceptance. From 1 to 4 hours will incur an additional $50 fee per occurrence. More than 4 hours there will be a charge of 1/2 the daily rate. and is available only if another guest is not arriving that day. We do ask that you are packed and your belongings are stored out of the way, as the housekeeper usually arrives shortly after 11 AM.
This is a No Smoking apartment.
WIFI network "Becky"
Lost keys will be a $100 charge, please be careful!
Also, if the pool fob gets wet (ie: if you go swimming with it!) it will be damaged and cost $100 to replace (that's what they charge us).
Keys and pool fob must be left in the apartment at departure, if not present, the lost key charge will apply.
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?"