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It's going to be difficult to put in words how amazing our stay with Robert has been. Even while he was in a different time zone, he responded right away and accommodated every request.
The apartment is located in a great neighborhood and we spent hours looking at the beach (which we visited every day), sunrise and sunset from
The comforts of both decks.
The apartment is spacious and clean enough (the space is popular so it is lived in) and Robert has a cleaning person at your disposal if you're a stickler. The place has three bathrooms, storage and everything you need to enjoy a long stay.
We originally booked for three weeks but the trip was so magical and the weather so bad in New York, we found ourselves extending our stay twice to total five weeks. The building and doorman are pleasant, no neighbor complaints and the convenience of parking was a plus.
Friends who visited had no problem finding parking and there is a park, library and supermarket right nearby. A new Whole Foods opened just a 7 minute drive away plus juice bars, yoga places and anything health and wellness was close which was a plus for me.
We traveled with a toddler and the space was big enough for him to run around and child proofing was a five minute process.
Overall, this has been one of the best airbnb experiences I've ever had and would highly recommend this space and this owner if you're looking for a beachy getaway and don't mind the ocean breeze ;)
The only downside is the pool is not heated (but the ocean warm enough to swim almost every day - in February!) but that was not a deal breaker for us.
Do yourself a favor and try this apartment or area of Surfside if you're into beach chilling because this vacation has been incredible, relaxing and stress free.
We stayed at Robert's apartment the end of January and it was an amazing stay, we loved the wrap around balcony, and the breeze that going through the place is just amazing. The apartment is strategically located between Hollywood and Miami, and close to everything. The only down side about the apartment is the place needs some TLC specially in the bathrooms. And the refrigerator is sort of outdated, otherwise everything is good, and Robert was more than accommodating during our trip even thou he was out of town but very responsive.
Had a great stay at Robert's - terrific apartment, roomy, well stocked, comfortable, convenient (20 min walk, 5 min drive) for surfside (publix, CVS) and bal harbour (mall). Perfect for a small family - we all slept well, kitchen was well equipped, easily baby proofed, 3 bathrooms, washer dryer, and lots of space to put all our stuff. Balcony was lovely - terrific views in all directions! Parking was super convenient and the staff at the building was really nice and helpful. Robert was very responsive in the leadup to our trip and made getting in and settled super easy.
Robert was very responsive when I was looking to book the place. He clearly loves his condo and wants others to enjoy it. However, once I booked and the date approached, I found him harder to reach. He apparently travels a lot and is sometimes unable to access email/internet. He ended up giving me contact info for a local friend who helped me some, but couldn’t answer all my questions.
Before booking, I specifically asked Robert about the second bedroom (notice there are no pictures of it) as there were 3 people in our group –my partner, myself and my mother. He told me it was very nice and that it also had a beach view. The view part is true, but there were some things he didn’t mention. First, it has a Murphy bed – it pulls out of the wall. When it is out, there is VERY little room to move around. Also, potential guests need to know that the second bedroom is Robert’s storage room. The closet is filled with his things (thus the main bedroom closet has lots of space). He stores his bike there and a big air mattress/raft between the bed and the closet.
If you’re hoping for privacy in the main bedroom, you won’t really get it. There are two doorways from the hall to this interestingly shaped room, and only one of them has a door. The bed is comfy and the view of the ocean is lovely.
About the balcony – one of the main reasons we booked the place. It does wrap around, but you can only see the ocean if you are standing up. Note in the photos that the wall of the balcony comes up to about waist height (on me, anyway). There were a couple of odd chairs (chaise lounge type) out on the balcony, but our dreams of coffee and lounging on the balcony weren’t realized because when you are seated all you can see is the wall. Instead, we packed up and went to the beach, which was great, but not the same as stepping outside. Also on the balcony were tools, a broken table (no top) and a microwave oven.
Although the condo is well equipped (lots of towels, beach chairs, etc.), some of the things in and around the condo didn’t work/showed signs of aging. To work the remote control you had to get off the couch and stand near the TV. The coffee maker was missing the inner basket. The first night when I got into bed I saw cigarette holes in the sheets. I had to change them. One day there was no water for several hours (not Robert’s fault, but there it is.) The pool was sometimes clean, but the Jacuzzi never had hot water (we were there 8 days), which was too bad because we had a few chilly days.
All in all we had a nice vacation in Miami Beach, but I wouldn’t stay at Robert’s place again.
I was in Miami from Dec 26 2013 to Jan 2 2014. Robert's apartment is nice and comfortable. Everything was as described and we had a great experience.
I really appreciate Robert opening up his home to accommodate my last minute request. When we got to the apartment, he had arranged for everything and the place was clean and just as described. We were four adults in our 4-day trip and aside from me no one else had an AirBNB experience before. We soon felt at home at this well furnished and decorated apartment.
The apartment has very good location in a residential area on Collins Ave. The building has security during the day and is well maintained. The beach is directly accessible from the building. This part of Miami Beach has clear waters with calmer waves and the sand is very clean as it is not busy with heavy tourist activity. The pool and jacuzzi in the building was available to us most of the times as no one used it. I am not sure if Robert allows smoking. Being non-smokers we noticed mild smoking like smell during our first two days in the apartment. This was easily addressed by letting the fresh air in through the balcony while enjoying the view from the living room or bedroom when we were there. Even during a rain-storm, common this time of the year, the view from the apartment is breath-taking. Overall this was a great location and due to our experience with Robert I am sure we will all be repeating it.
Everything as described in the profile: beautiful apartment, spacious, splendid view, quiet and direct access to a beautiful beach. Kitchen is fully equiped. Everything worked out perfectly. Robert suported us when needed. Would recommend and come back again any time.
It was great to stay at Robert's apartment! The place is excellent, very well located and has an incredible view. Robert was very welcoming and helpful host. The experience could not have better. I would certainly recommend it. If I ever have the chance to go back to Miami, I will gladly stay there once more.
My first experience of airbnb, I booked this apartment to stay for a week with my two adult sons. Communications with the host before the booking were good, so felt comfortable with the booking. The apartment is on the beach with great views over the ocean. This part of the beach is not crowded and is narrower than some of the beaches along the Miami Beach front. It is about 4 miles from 'where the action is' on South Beach, but its a straight road served by a 24 hour regular bus services ($2 fare) or by taxi or you can drive.
When selecting,I chose somewhere with a pool, but after a week, we hadnt used it once!
This is someone's home and it felt that way, and he proudly boasts it was his home for 11 years! Beds were comfortable and felt good, kitchen was well equipped (would have liked a kettle though, I'm English and need to make tea!).
Although everything works, a bit of updating in the apartment would go well and make it even better. This would be cosmetic only.
We were happy with apartment and the price we paid.
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El apartamento es tal cual se muestra en las fotos.
Robert estuvo siempre disponible y fue flexible en nuestros horarios de llegada y salida.
El apartamento está muy bien ubicado y equipado. Tuvimos disponible todo lo que necesitamos, incluso ropa de cama y toallas. El garaje también es cómodo.
Las vistas son espectaculares, pues el apartamento tiene balcones que permiten ver hacia los cuatro puntos cardinales. Es por lo tanto muy luminoso. Hasta tiene una hamaca en un balcón!!
El edificio es muy tranquilo, silencioso, el portero muy amable.
La playa durante los días de semana estaba para nosotros casi solos.
El barrio es muy tranquilo, la gente muy simpática.
El supermercado, tiendas y restaurantes quedan a 6 cuadras.
Totalmente recomendable para disfrutar la playa y el apartamento.
Muy buena locomociòn publica, ademas de un muy buen estacionamiento en el edificio.
Robert is a great guy. I wish that there was more time to talk with eachother. Good thing that he is comming back in a couple of months.
Lets have a night on the town Robert!!!
Robert is a very social, clean and fun guest. We had some great times out or driving around looking for "items" to pick up. He takes good care of the bungalow and is very respectful to other guest and staff. It was great to host you Robert and we hope to welcome you soon back (or in Miami when i am there :-)).
It was Robert's second stay in my plat. Everything went well, thanks!
nice man and friendly.easy going
i would like to recommend him to all lanlords here,
Robert is super special. A person from whom I learned a lot in a short time together. For me it is an honor to receive he again.
Robert was nice and kind during his stay,we would love to have him again to our serviced apartment.
Robert is very nice guest. I am happy to have him stayed at my place and look forward to welcoming him again.
I met Robert in the Bangkok airport when he was trying to call his mum. We then shared some funny days backpacking Myanmar together and hang out in Bangkok again after that.
Definitely a trustworthy person!