I didn't receive property info (i.e.., address) until the day before we were flying into Miami. This made me a little nervous as I hadn't booked this way before and started to worry it may all be a farse and we'd be stuck in Miami with no place to stay! Also, I wanted the opportunity to plan our trip and wasn't able to do that beforehand, since I didn't know the location of the property. Other reviews mentioned the valet parking was kind of a pain and I wanted to know whether renting a car from the airport was a necessity, but again, without knowing the location beforehand, it wasn't something I could logistically pre-plan for. Lastly, I wasn't aware until the day before my arrival there was a 4pm check in time. I planned a much earlier flight for my family and arrived to find the apartment full of someone else's belongings.
Aside from that, the condo was perfect for my husband and our two sons. Plenty of room, privacy with an open upstairs master and bath, and separate space for the boys in the living room area downstairs. I felt very safe and secure in the space. The kitchen was fully stocked with every kitchen appliance you could possibly need. With a store / deli in the basement of the building, it was nice to be able to feel at home and not have to eat out for every meal had we opted for a hotel. The layout is exceptional. The property was very clean and neat. Because we arrived early, we intruded on the cleaning lady who said she was very good friends with the owner who lived locally- she was so nice and had a very high standard in terms of the property's cleanliness. There were more than enough bed linens, the central air was glorious, the view- absolutely breathtaking! The property boasts a very short pathway to a beautiful private beach- perfect for a family or romantic getaway. The building has a big salt water pool right off the beach. There's a (yummy) reasonably-priced poolside bar / resteraunt with good portion sizes. There's a gym accessible with a key provided by the owner.
This property isn't in the center of the South Beach Miami nightlife. If that's what you want, you're not far at all- but is it a car ride (or scooter!) away, so rent a car and be prepared to tip the valets at the building.
We did deep sea fishing off North Beach one day, took a bus trip for an Everglades excursion, shopping & dining, music and dancing just a short car ride in South Beach.
Hope this review helps- I highly recommend this property - five stars!