My wife and I were in Miami for just a few days, escaping Chiberia. We had a great time here at Tamara's Magic City Farm. Originally we wanted to stay on the beach, but we also wanted a kitchen. We ended up booking here and had the best of both worlds. There is a beach about 10 minutes away. South Beach was about 20 minutes or so and the Keys about 2 hours. We had a great time and will be back next time we're in Miami. Tamara, extra hugs to all those little puppies for us! Thanks again for everything!
What can I say that hasn't been said by others? Beautiful grounds, lush and peaceful. Adorable little doggies available for petting and affection. Frequent manatee sightings by the river. And even a pig--albeit shy--roaming the grounds. An owner that is wonderful, charming, and helpful. You will not get this in South Beach! One of my favorite things was having coffee on the porch of my little cottage, bare feet propped up, breeze rustling my hair, adorable ducks walking by.The accommodations are a bit rustic--no TV or phone, tiny shower, etc.--so anyone expecting a hotel-like experience should probably stay in the more touristy areas. However, you're not on vacation to watch TV, right? For anyone wanting the real Miami and a truly unique experience, then Magic City Farm is it.
This was my first trip to Miami main land and I immediately fell in love with the lush landscape, mix of cultures, and relaxed vibe. The handful of cottages called "Georgia Peach" drew together these three elements in perfect harmony. Favorite moments include waking up to watch the animals on the property, taking an outdoor shower after a trip from beach, and chatting with other guests and Tamara about their trips. This place is a gem. If you love AirB&B for its ability to deliver quirk. Consider this listing. If you love the outdoors, simple amenities, and a refuge from the glitz and glam of "the Beach" you MUST stay here.
Tamara's Magic City Farm was a perfect place to stay! She was a great hostess, and I thought the property was truly magical. Wonderful to spend the evening watching the Ibises fly in from the Everglades on Little River, listening to the pig snore peacefully. The cottage was cozy, well-appointed and lovely, the kitchen area just perfect for what I needed and complete with some interesting collections. Tamara was even so kind to take me to the store the first day of my visit for some necessities, as I was being shuttled about by a friend and did not rent a car...if you stay here, you should rent one! She also gave me some great reccomendations of good places to go eat/beach in the area. I really look forward to reccomending the cottages, and to staying there again! Side note: I wished I would have utilized the outdoor shower but I felt weird infringing on the other cabin's space, and unsure how much privacy I could get there.
Nice quiet place in the Buzz of Miami and Tamara is a fantastic and really helpfull Host. Still it is not the best neighborhood without a car.
Lovely place, beautiful garden and Tamara is a very friendly host. Me and my wife would definitely go back, highly recommended. Plenty of parking space for those who come by car.
Great! You can stay in a 100 hotels and forget 99. You will never forget this cottage. Beautifull tropical garden that hosted 2 fotoshoots by interrnational magazins in 4 days we were there. For a reason.
Features: outside shower, free roaming pig (won't climb your porch, but will try to seduce you to feed him by oinking gracefully), possible manity spotting, wonderful host. Again, the garden is incredible.
No TV, fast internet, good airconditioning.
For the slightly adventurous this is a truly unique and special place to stay. It is located in an area of Miami (Little Haiti) with a long history and loads of character. The property itself feels like being in the country instead of in the city and the quaint cabins with considerable attention to detail feel like like you are vacationing at a holiday camping site. The cabins are not huge but still much larger than a typical hotel room. I would highly recommend this as an interesting alternative to a hotel and a way to step back in time a bit to the Florida of the long ago past.
My only word of advice/concern is that if you are not from Miami you should know that the area from the I-95 exit down 79 street is a bit dangerous for the first few blocks so don't stop the car. However, the area where the cabins are down the road is perfectly safe and quite friendly.
I will definitely be back in the future.
Lovely stay - Tamara is a warm and wonderful host, welcoming and chatty (don't get sidetracked if you're in a rush ;-)) and the cottages are decorated in a beautiful vintage style with lots of individuality & character.
Fantastic setting in a tropical garden next to the river. Such a breath of fresh air from the city. A pleasure to get 'home' every night.
The Upper East Side and Upper Biscayne Boulevard is also a marvellous area to explore, very up-and-coming, new restaurants, quirky shops, great retro motel architecture and easy access to beaches and downtown. Super!
Tamara's boat house was so cozy. We enjoyed our stay. She was very sweet. She knows all about where to go in Miami. Very quiet street with lots of culture. Everything was great. Not far from Art detract and about 20 min drive to South Beach. I would recommend it to anyone :)