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El barrio es aislado y para mí eso es un plus. Javier es encantador. Nos trajo pastelitos argentinos para desayunar y nos hizo sentir bienvenidos. El apartamento es más espacioso de lo que parece por las imágenes. En realidad es muy cómodo y agradable. La cocina está muy bien equipada. Pasamos una tarde divina en la playa, luego caminando por las tiendas y cenando en South Beach. Agradecidos de la experiencia y del anfitrión.
We stayed at Javier's place for 7 days over Valentine's Day weekend. The location was great, very close to the south beach area by car but far enough away to have the beach to yourself. The size of the apartment was great, just as pictured. There is a lovely view of the canal out of the bedroom window. The apartments are older, so be prepared for that. Javier's apartment sure has a lot of character and style, which I found appealing. The only thing I can complain abut is the kitchen, it was not clean. I was expecting to buy food and cook a couple meals while I was on vacation, but I simply could not manage to do this. Also as a side note, if you are planning on renting a car, parking is nearly impossible at night. But all things included, it was worth the money.
We had a great stay at Javier's apartment. The place is fairly large with everything you need in the kitchen, less than 10 mins from an awesome beach - plus the views outside the apartment are really nice, with a palm tree in the garden and a waterway right at your door. Javier was always quick to respond to any inquiries and always made sure we were comfortable. Only thing to note: the apartment smelled very lightly of smoke, tough it really wasn't a problem for us (even w/ a 2 year-old). We would definitely stay here again!
Javier made the entire process extremely easy. We woke up after 2 days in Key West and decided to spend 2 days in Miami so we tried to find a place for that night. He asked what time we would need the apartment and it was good to go by the time we gave him. He gave us a couple suggestions for some good food and was very easy to communicate with.
Staying at Javier's was perfect for being close to all the big stuff in Miami but not too close to where it's hectic to get around. I love the view of the canal from all the windows and it was great just lounging around with the windows open. The vibe of the whole apartment was very relaxing. Parking in the area is a little difficult but you can walk to places and the beach is a few blocks away. Definitely want to stay there again as soon as possible.
Hopefully we'll be back in the Summer, Javier!
C'était un plaisir de loger chez Javier!
L'appartement est très proche de la plage et les vélos sont d'une grande utilité!
Merci pour les cocktails et de nous avoir déposé à l'aéroport!
A bientôt :)
We had a 5 day stay at this lovely apartment, and we enjoyed every moment we spent in it. It was very tastefully & artistically decorated, with a beautiful relaxing garden by a canal, which gave us a real tropical feeling. In fact, the whole decor of the apartment, give you the feeling that you are really in Miami, with an Art Deco style and pictures of Ester Williams everywhere… The apartment is 1 bedroom, but very spacious and comfortable. Our host, Javier, was super friendly and nice. On our first day, he offered to take us around by car and show us the area and after, he dropped us off at the heart of the touristic area (South Beach) so we had a very easy start to our adventure. This was really very helpful, because it was our first time in Miami and we had no idea what is where. But with this little tour, Javier pointed out the good (and some local) spots which we later had the chance to further discover on our own. The apartment is very well situated: Walking distance to beautiful quiet beach, with a lush green park behind it. Shopping and local restaurants are also within walking distance. After, it was also really easy to get to South Beach from this location, via a direct and short bus transfer. The bus stop is very close to the apartment, so getting around was no problem. Javier also offered us to use 2 bikes which he had available. This was also really fun, as we took the bikes one day and did an 8 KM ride on the board-walk along the beach, passing through beautiful sceneries and seeing the typical Miami life-style first hand. It was really lovely and we really appreciated this offer. And at the end, Javier dropped us off at the airport! He really went above and beyond what any host would do for his guests… After spending these few days in Miami, we feel we spent a great holiday, at a very comfortable and cozy apartment and made a friend, whom we hope to visit again. We will definitely stay at his place next time as well.