My wife and I are seasoned world travelers and Yael's apartment in the Viceroy Miami is our favorite place we have ever stayed. We chose to rent Yael's property over others at the Viceroy because of her courteous and professional manner when we contacted her. Some of the other listings didn't return our inquiries for weeks and were not forthcoming with information, while Yael responded quickly and made us feel comfortable throughout the whole booking process.
When the time came to arrange the logistics for our arrival and departure, getting the keys and everything, she was super flexible, communicative and made it very easy.
The apartment itself is very nice, clean, modern and inviting, with comfortable beds, extra sheets, blankets and pillows, washing machine and dryer, wi-fi, cable TV, a kitchen fully stocked with all the high end appliance and kitchenware anyone would need. The balcony has a beautiful view of the water and of the nicely lit up buildings of the Brickell neighborhood in downtown Miami.
Everything in downtown Miami is a quick walk, taxi or monorail ride away from here. Super convenient. There is a Publix grocery store nearby, tons of retail and lots of incredible restaurants. Many of the nearby restaurants deliver as well, so if you never want to leave the building you are all set.
The reason I mention never leaving the building is that once you go through the beautiful lobby and see the beautiful apartment with beautiful balcony views, you go to the 15th floor rooftop and are blown away by the most serene, stunning and relaxing environment one could imagine in the middle of a big city. Flanked by what seem like giant bonsai trees, the hot "tub" is the size of normal pools at many hotels and provides an absolutely sublime soaking experience that is unmatched in our travels. Continuing across the rooftop is the infinity pool (apparently the largest pool in Miami) that seems to drop off in to the bay. Past that is a terraced section with full beds that invite you to relax forever in the warm bosom of the Viceroy. If you can bear to leave the pool area and step inside, you are greeted with a magnificent full service spa replete with marble floors, showers, bathrooms and more. You can enjoy the eucalyptus steam rooms, dry saunas, hot and cold tubs, mint and cucumber infused water for rehydrating yourself and other treats.
I would sing the praises of all of this even more, but I have run out of space on Homeaway's review page. Book it now.