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.
Heated pool and direct view of the ocean. (as seen in the picture).
Queen bed in bedroom and a queen size (larger than most!) futon in the living room.
The a mazing beach is right outside your back door.
Bosch convection microwave.
Dining table for 4 people.
The hallways were recently painted and new carpets installed, but there is still construction taking place at the front of the building, typically on weekdays from 8-5 . This unit is at the back of the building, pretty far from this construction, so once inside it doesn't seem to bother most guests. There are also construction materials stored at the back of the building. Please be aware that due to the renovation there may be scaffolding, dust and construction activity in some parts of the building while you are here.
The front door may be closed for construction in January or February in which case access will be through the side doors. Beach access will not be affected.
We have for these reasons kept our rates reduced, we just don't want anyone to be surprised!
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 Musuem.
Large screen Sony Internet capable TV with over 100 cable TV channels.
Ipod stereo dock
Cooking utensils, silverware
Bed linens, towels, beach chairs
The building is undergoing some renovations. There may still be some construction materials/activity by the pool area of building when you arrive. The part of the building where the apartment is has been completed, but the work has resumed on the opposite side of building. The pool is open though (and warm!)
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 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
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!)
Buses and taxis everywhere.
Great bike rental program (Deco Bikes)
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 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 will incur an additional $25 fee per occurance.
This is a No Smoking apartment.
WIFI network "Becky"
Lost keys will be $100 charge.
Also, if the door fob gets wet (ie: if you go in the ocean with it!) it will be damaged and cost $100.
Appartement très bien situé avec une vue extraordinaire sur la mer. La piscine est à 31° C !
Pas un bruit la nuit, donc très agréable. Si vous dormez dans le salon, prévoir un masque pour les yeux si la luminosité vous dérange car les stores ne ferment pas et les rideaux sont blancs.
Prévoir également 6 pièces de 25 cents pour la machine à laver qui est commune à tous les appartements de l'étage (jamais eu besoin d'attendre).
Il y a un WALGREEN à 5 minutes à pied et un PUBLIX à 15/20 minutes (beaucoup plus de choix).
Pour vous rendre sur Lincoln Road, facile à pied (entre 30 et 40 minutes) mais aussi en bus (prendre le LOCAL MIAMI BEACH sur Washington Road -bus sans lettre et sans numéro- qui coûte 25 cents par personne - prévoir l'appoint car le chauffeur ne gère pas la caisse, il faut insérer les pièces dans une machine qui ne rend pas la monnaie).
Nous n'avons pas vu Ted mais il a toujours répondu à nos mails rapidement.
Nous avons beaucoup aimé notre séjour chez Ted, la localisation y étant pour beaucoup.
The location is amazing, in the quieter area of South Beach (but just blocks away from the action ) with beautiful beaches and a fantastic pool at your doorstep. The place is simple but has everything you need for a weekend in South Beach. Note that there is no immediate parking available if you have your car with you.
We had good vacation. Thanks to Ted for his hospitality. He is good host and location was very good
Nice apartment on the beach with a wonderful view of the ocean. Tremendous sunlight in the morning. Quiet location since the apartment is in the back of the building. Ted was very responsive. Only problem was construction in the building which we were not told about beforehand, but it was not a major issue.
FYI: there is a washer and dryer in the hallway.
Good location, nice view, flexible host who let me check in early in the morning
Awesome and very friendly host! Best location at South Beach.
Our host Ted was great. The apartment was as advertised for the most part except a couple items being fixed up. We had an ocean view which was fantastic. The one negative was on the first morning waking up there was some very loud construction going on in the apartment below us. We were adamant about checking out early because we couldn't take another morning with that noise, but we spoke with Ted first and he said he was very sorry and a different owner was downstairs but he said he would take care of it. We were skeptical but decided to give him a shot. He didn't disappoint! He graciously bought us a nice bottle of wine that night and the next morning we didn't hear a peep downstairs. The rest of our stay was very quiet and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We were located basically right on the beach and a few blocks from all the night life. We were able to walk everywhere and rarely had to take cab. For the price the room and location were a great value. Ted was very professional and did everything to make us feel welcome and have a great experience.
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