About this listing
1 bedroom, 1 bath that accommodates up to four comfortably.
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 . .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! Most people find the value at our place to be well worth it!
As you can see in the pictures the apartment has been fully updated and is very contemporary!
Very clean and modern design
KING bed in the bedroom and a leather sofa bed (which is actually quite comfortable) in the living room.
There's a high end kitchen with Gagganeau gas stove, microwave, full size refrigerator, convection toaster oven and even a wine cooler.
All sheets, towels, plates, cups, pots pans and utensils are included for your convenience.
There are also separate entrances to the bathroom from the bedroom and living room, so guests won't disturb each other.
Dining room table for 4 people
The apartment is directly on the ocean and Ocean Drive, the beach is your backyard!! It also has a heated pool and coin laundry facilities on every floor.
2 flat screen TVs with over 100 cable TV channels
and all linens, towels, hair dryer, iron etc are provided.
Just bring your suitcase!
You most likely won't even want a car here, as everything is within walking distance, plus you can quickly and easily rent great bikes right down the street (from Deco Bikes) and leave them at various places anytime and pick them up again.
For anything further, like Downtown, Miami Seaquarium, Wynwood Art District there's great public transport, like buses and taxis, everywhere.
Free shuttles also run around the beach (they're the ones that look like oversized golf carts)
The exciting and rapidly growing Design District is also minutes away, with new high end shops and restaurants opening on what appears a weekly basis.
This is becoming the SOHO of the tropics and should really be experienced.
Key West is 3 hours and Disney World is 4 hours away by car.
The location of the apartment, south of Fifth Street (SOFI) is one of the most prestigious and special parts of South Beach.
It's a quiet neighborhood, with many exclusive restaurants, shopping, parks, close to major supermarket etc. This is a real local neighborhood but still only 2 blocks from the happening tourist area!
2 Blocks from Famous Nikki Beach, Prime 112 (where the Miami Heat basketball players and many celebrities hang out), Joe's Stone Crab, and much more.
Lots more great restaurants close by, I'm happy to give recommendations!
Ask me about the full breakfast for only $4 on Ocean drive.
The apartment is about 15 minutes from the Miami airport.
There's a city bus for less than $3 or take a taxi for about $30.
You will definitely love this apartment and location!!
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."
Beach, pool, all of South Beach is right outside your door!
Interaction with Guests
My assistant and I are readily available by email or phone
Due to the excellent location you can walk to pretty much all you should need.
If you do want to travel farther, there are plenty of buses and taxis everywhere.
There's also a great bike rental program just down the street, you can pick up and leave the bikes at any station.
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.
Deposit will be instantly forfeited if apartment is smoked in, some of our guests are very sensitive to the smell.
This information can also be found on the sticker on bottom of the router.
Lost keys will be a $100 charge, please be careful!
Also, if the door fob gets wet (ie: if you go in the ocean with it!) it will be damaged and cost $100, this is what they charge us to replace them.
Ted was a great host and answered any questions we had very quickly. His place was wonderful to stay at my boyfriend and I enjoyed it so much. It was the perfect size for us. It is also in a great location on ocean drive but far away from all the noise but in walking distance to everything. If we didnt want to walk we were also able to catch a taxi easily, but we walked to everything. We will definitly stay here again. There is work going on at the front of the building but we never heard anything. Also the air conditioning in the bedroom was leaking which Ted was willing to come take a look at very quickly. Thank you for the great experience.
A friend and I stayed at the apartment for nights. The apartment was clean and tidy. The air conditioner in the bedroom was leaking and had left a large puddle of water which had to be mopped up using one of the towels.
Ted´s place is just like the photos, small but cozy. The only thing I was not so happy about, was the lack of natural light, and that there was nothing at all in the kitchen! I was hopping to find salt or sugar for the first morning, but it was empty! The building is under construction and it was a little noisy in the mornings, but not very early.
The bed is the best in the world! super confortable!! and the neighborhood perfect, as well as the swimming pool and the walking distance to the beach!
Ted was always attentive and answer back every questions.
The car in Miami is very expensive because you have to pay to park on the streets; the best place is the public parking ($1 per hour) at 7th ´s and Collins during the day, and at night, on the streets is free from 3 to 9 AM, so it´s a good option, though it´s 1,75 per hour.
Third time here! Always a pleasure! This place has everything!!!
Host is available promptly via text and email. Great location from which to launch one's vacation and adventure.
The apartment was perfect for my needs and accurate to the description. While there is construction going on to the building, it didn't cause any disruption. The neighborhood was great, walking distance to just about everything and getting around was easy. Ted was incredibly quick and responding to any questions I had.
My wife and I had a very nice time at Ted's place over Memorial Day weekend 2015.
Overall: You cannot beat the value of this place! I challenge anyone to find a better location for the price.
Location: You are literally a 2 minute walk to the beach. It is also located a few blocks south of the "craziness" of Ocean Drive, so while it is close enough to walk to all of the hotspots, restaurants, and bars, you can rest assured you're far enough away that you'll get a good night sleep.
Amenities: There is a kitchenette with a fridge, freezer, pots, pans, range, sink, glasses and table ware. There is a small living room and bed room - the bed is super comfortable by the way. The shower is nice with a "rain" water nozzle. There is window AC units which help keep the unit nice and cool day and night. There is a beach chair and umbrella and cooler available to guests to use on the beach!
Cleanliness: Overall the apartment was clean - although there are a few small "blemishes" to the flooring due to water damage. It didn't really bother us, but just wanted to note it. Also, the building itself could have been cleaner - but is most likely a result of the construction going on at the front. Not a big deal for us but want to give an honest review to others. Also, the construction happens from 8AM-5PM and is at the front of the building, so it never bothered us.
Host: Tim and his partner Yulia were attentive before and during our visit. They allowed us to check in early and were there to greet us and show us around. Yulia also gave us suggestions for dinner for our anniversary - which was much appreciated.
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About the Host, Ted
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?"