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I am a novelist and a playwright with four published books and a three international plays. I came from Cuba in 1993.
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Our host, Carmen, was very accommodating. She is very quick to respond to text messages. Her place is very clean and cute. The kitchen has everything you will need. She has tons of towels and extra blankets if needed. Carmen's place even has cameras facing the entrance to her property for a little added safety. The condo is a corner unit on the first floor. So in the mornings the street noise can be a little noisy during rush hour traffic. So if you are sleeping in the living room the street noise may be irritating in the early morning. However, from the bedroom the street noise cannot be heard. In the evenings the street noise is not as prevalent. Her location is a very quick two block walk to a very nice beach. Lots of very nice restaurants are also located near the condo. The condo is a very short uber/drive to south beach. I would absolutely recommend Carmen's place to anyone. I will visit again. Thank you.
Étape agréable à Miami dans cet appartement, pour quelques jours. L'appartement était propre, et tout était à disposition pour les premières nécessités (gel douche, serviettes, draps...). Carmen a aussi répondu à des questions par mail avec beaucoup de réactivité.
muy agradable la estada en el depot, muy acogedor y grato ambiente, todo dispuesto para sentirse como en su propia casa.
Our experience at Carmen's place was great. The place was clean and comfortable, it met my expectations and standars. Very convinient to restaurants stores and a large chain super market. I would definitely will stay there again. Thank you! Carmen
Location is close to the beach. It's clean and stocked with towels and sheets. Kitchen is well enough equipped to cook a meal. Hot water wasn't working the first day but as soon as I contacted Carmen she had someone out to fix it. Worked perfect after that.. I had a very good experience it is what what she described it to be. Free parking in front of the building is a plus because the city of Miami nickels and dimes you everywhere. I would book again if I were coming back. Thanks Carmen!!
We stayed 4 nights at Carmen's apt.The room is spacious and clean and comfortable.
At fast We had a difficulty to find this apt,but as Carmen told us so kindly we could find it.
As it is located beside a main road,it's a bit of loudy at night we could slept well. There are many nice restaurants and supermarket and very close to the beach. Thank you for a nice stay!!
This was my second airbnb and my partners first. We booked several months in advance for a 10 day vacation and some time to get some writing work done. Unfortunately we were disappointed.
The main road is just a few feet away, and the walls must be incredibly thin because we found it too loud to spend any time in the front room day or night. We didn’t consider opening the curtains as all there is to see is a stream of cars. We hoped that was just weekend traffic. We were also disappointed by the lack of any sort of basic instruction (internet code, where to bring the garbage etc..). and although not exactly dirty, it didn’t actually feel clean.
Basically, we found it to be loud and un-cozy - Just a place to stay. - that said - it is a place to stay in a great neighbourhood a few blocks from the beach, with free street parking just in front of the door. The apartment is spacious and there is a lot of closet space, linens and towels. Carmen always answered our text messages/ questions right away.
The main problem we encountered was that Monday morning we woke up to find the building turned into a construction site. It was so loud that we had to shout to hear each other. We asked the workers, and they informed us that they’d be there all week. I might not have continued as bad as it was, but for that day - it was not bearable - hours of drilling into the concrete wall and sand blasting. When we opened the front door we found we were enclosed in plastic and the air was thick with dust. Using the air conditioner was out of the question and water was coming in the closed windows.
When we looked at the newest reviews, we found the last person had also commented on the noise and dust from renovation work on the building. We do think that Carmen should have warned us about that.
We did manage to cancel our booking and to move to another airbnb. We appreciated that Carmen agreed and cooperated with us on this.
Although canceling, moving out and finding a new place took at least a day of our much needed vacation - it did end up being a stroke of strange luck… After spending a night in a hotel, we were happy to find a new airbnb a couple of blocks away - so the same great neighborhood, but less expensive and right on the beach. After changing locations we did realize how different the quality of an airbnb can be, even in the same neighborhood.
Because of our overall positive experience we will be staying with airbnb. However, for the next time we’ll remember to: Ask what’s behind closed curtains in photos and most importantly, read the most recent reviews while there’s still time to cancel and book a new one.
Location, location, location! I love that the apartment is only two blocks away from the beach and the beach is not crowded. The apartment is spacious as in pictures. Carmen was kind to let us checked in early in the morning since we flew red eye. There are many restaurants within walking distance or just a short drive that we didn't have to travel far for foods. Walgreen was just behind the apartment which was every convenient as well.
While we were there, the whole apartment complex was being renovated from the out side and there was a lot of dust and noise. We didn't really mind since it was only during the day. The only thing I was not excited about was the bed. It was an old mattress and it made noises every time I moved. The futon in the livingroom is quite comfortable and it will only fit one person. I spent more time sleeping on the futon than on the bed :) My overall experience was very good and I would stay at Carmen's apartment again.
El departamento estuvo muy bien, igual a lo visto en las fotos. Muy limpio y con las cosas basicas para pasar unos dias tranquilos. No tuvimos ningun incoveniente! Gracias Carmen!
Had an awesome time in Miami, having the bus across the road was great to get to places, great communication with Carmen