About this listing
Calais Cottage is located in a safe, quiet neighborhood. The vintage cottage built in 1947 is semi-detached, situated close to the water with a view and a pool. It is a very private, gated property. Calais Cottage has it’s own private entrance for the guests and there is no sharing of any interior spaces with others. Only one group of guests at a time can book here. The cottage is tucked away from the street and just steps away from a private pool, private hot tub, and a wide, waterfront canal teeming with wildlife. There are two patios, one with a small fountain and it’s own dock for your boat or a rental boat. You must really like and appreciate nature to rent this rustic cottage set in a tropical garden in an urban environment. The cottage is surrounded by tropical fruit trees and exotic plants, so you might see insects and other creatures around the garden during your stay. You may also see parrots, blue & white herons, ospreys, pelicans, ibis, iguanas, manatee, tarpon and an occasional dolphin all from this location. The cottage comes with a private parking space behind gates, a full size pool to use, a hot tub near the pool and a large, waterfront private dock with a gas barbecue to cook outside. There is a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, microwave, stove and appliances, There is high speed Wi-Fi internet access, an
I-pod dock for your music and a printer /scanner to print your boarding pass. There is a spacious dining room/living room with a large dining table, 2 sofas and a futon/couch that serves as an extra full sized bed. The cottage features one bathroom with a shower and a quiet, restful bedroom with a view and a large, comfortable king size bed, The bedroom has a big, brand-new, flat screen television with many DVDs & movies to watch. The property is very close to beautiful beaches, several parks, a 18 hole golf course and a pedestrian, oceanfront boardwalk. You can walk or drive to interesting local restaurants including seafood, Italian, Brazilian Japanese, Thai, and an Argentinian steak house. There are grocery stores very close by that cater to all you might need and a Saturday farmer's market. There are rental bikes in the neighborhood. Enjoy this quiet paradise while being only 20 minutes by car, taxi or bus from South Beach, Wynwood or the Design District for the nightlife, beaches, shopping, art galleries, the Miami airport and more. The Everglades (Shark Valley) is an hour away and the start of the Florida Keys is just 90 minutes south.
The house is private and set in a lush garden and you must be comfortable with nature to stay here. Sorry, it is NOT a party house or suitable for toddlers because of the extensive waterfront and full-size swimming pool. No smoking. There is only one parking space available on the property. The neighbors are super quiet so you must like to be quiet and be respectful of that.
We are a family of artists living between Miami Beach and Los Angeles. Gina is a retired educator who paints. Peter is semi-retired and loves organic gardening. Emmy works as a freelance art director. We enjoy art, yoga and have traveled the world. When you see the premises you will see that we are a quiet family that loves nature and the outdoors. We are not fancy. The cottage we designed is artsy and down to earth. Peter is usually on the premises maintaining the organic, tropical garden and harvesting papaya, bananas, passion fruit and mangos. We know Miami Beach and the locale very well and feel we can answer any questions about the area that you might have and point you to the special places and away from tourists traps.