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Gran lugar, excelente ubicación y muy buenos servicios el complejo. Fatima y su marido son muy buenas personas y facilitaron nuestra estadía en todo. Muy recomendable!
The host canceled my reservation 3 days before arrival, but with an understandable reason.
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The host canceled my reservation 15 days before arrival with unfortunately a good reason! i didn't get the email sent out by airbnb days later, to find out the reason. so , please forget the prior message. it is completely understandable what happened.
The host canceled my reservation 8 days before arrival.
On the plus side, Fatima and Younesse were nice and accommodating of our late arrival at 11pm. The apartment is very clean and the location for South Beach was decent. The beach is a 20-minute walk away and Lincoln Road is just a few blocks. Valet parking was cheapest in the area at $14 (although we found the valet part a hassle when we just needed to get something out of the car quickly). Cab rides to anywhere in South Beach were very affordable at around $6 plus tip. However, we were shocked to find that two of the three pictures posted in the listing were not representative of the actual apartment. None of the furniture in the shared area advertised in the pictures was there. There were no sofas or chairs of any kind; as such, we could not cook or bring food back since there was no place to sit to eat. Additionally, the bedroom itself had no lamps. There was just a closet overhead light so the room was like a cave at night (I don't think it's too much to expect some lights). Without lights or any chairs to sit on, we find that calling it "luxury" is an overstatement; frankly we feel deceived. One of the reasons we chose to stay here was because previous guests commented on how beautiful the apartment was. We expected what the pictures show, but instead, the amenities were less than that of a motel. Fatima told us after we arrived that they were moving in three weeks. While we understand the realities of moving, as a fellow host, we feel that they should have notified their guests ahead of time, updated their pictures and lowered the price accordingly. Fatima also has two cats (very cute and well behaved) that are not mentioned in the listing so if you are allergic like I am, please beware. Please also note that her listing is set with a "Strict" cancellation policy so understand what you are getting into. If we had known that they did not have any furniture besides the bed, we definitely would not have stayed there for $70/night. Of all the times we have stayed with Airbnb hosts both in the U.S. and Europe, this is by far the most disappointing experience. The post above by Marta says "it's understandable" because she actually received advanced notice and got her money back. We obviously did not, which is NOT understandable. The host only cancelled the subsequent reservations because of this post. That seems obvious.
We didn't get a chance to meet Fatima as she was out of town, but her husband was so nice and helpful - even walking us along to Lincoln Mall to point out nice places to eat. We had a lovely stay, really nice to have the main beach a 20 minute walk away, and the pools at the resort were fantastic.
It's a lovely apartment that made me think I could live in Miami. Great location and the perfect place to stay, I recommend it to everyone. Merci beaucoup Fatima et Younesse, nous avons passe un excellent sejour.
The stay didn’t get off to the smoothest of starts, arriving late on a busy Saturday night, the address I had seemed to be incomplete and the phone number was incorrect. But after an hour trying to contact Fatima I was finally greeted at the front of the complex.
The apartment was clean and tidy, with two friendly / cheeky cats to greet you upon arrival. The room is large with its own TV and bathroom. The complex has a great pool that you could spend days sitting around to avoid the Miami heat!
The apartment is located within easy walking distance to the Lincoln Rd Mall where this is a plethora of restaurants, bars and shops to choose from. Getting to the beach takes a little longer by foot, however it’s not too far. If you prefer to catch a taxi there always seems to be four or five outside of the complex.
Whilst this is a share apartment, I didn’t get to see or spend much time with Fatima and Younesse, but the time I did spend with them I found them to be very lovely hosts.
The Boujad's are excellent hosts. Nice and quiet place in a resort like environment. Enjoyed their company as well. I'd recommend this option to anyone wanting to have a good place to be close enough to South Beach, but not quite in the middle of it all!!
Great & comfortable stay! Host was great although we had very little chance to communicate as we were out most part of the day till late! Unfortunately our stay at Miami was too short! Would choose to stay there again on our next trip!
The 2 cats r very lovable especially more so if you are an animal lover! Thumbs up!
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Fatima is a great guest ! It was a real pleasure to welcome her :)
She is very open minded, very careful and full of positive energy .