OLD SPANISH GEM: THE HOUSE THAT LOVE (RE)BUILT

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Paul or Alan

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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OLD SPANISH GEM: THE HOUSE THAT LOVE (RE)BUILT

Coconut Grove House Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, one bath, comfortably sleeps 4 (or 6)

Rarest of the rare. Simple but classic Old Spanish mission style home built with 1927 quality, lovingly (and insanely!) renovated from top-to-bottom. Original features have been maintained whenever possible; hardwood floors, working original cypress wood casement windows, plasterwork, lighting fixtures, etc. Yet the home has been attentively enhanced by the best and brand new: central air, under-the-counter washer/dryer, stainless steel appliances, and much much more. Fully furnished in a comfortable and truly eclectic style, ready for immediate enjoyment. Must be seen and “felt” to be believed. Located in the heart of the historic Shenandoah neighborhood, an area increasingly prized for its architecture and central location as Miami's traffic congestion grows progressively worse. Enjoy your own fenced-in backyard to play, relax. Adjacent to property 173947 (same owners).

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Paul or Alan

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Speaks english, spanish
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Old Spanish Gem: The House That Love (Re)built
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews
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Old Spanish Gem: The House That Love (Re)built
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p174127
+1 305 3052995904
Coconut Grove Miami Area
5

Excellnt Vacation Stay

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
I think its difficult to write this review, as neither myself or my wife have a single negative thing to say about our stay. The home is immaculate, Paul and Alan are wonderful hosts, The neighbourhood and the city are excellent. We traveled (for 1 week) with our 18month old daughter and had my wife's parents join us for a few days at the mission. It simply could not have been a better place to stay. We will not even consider looking for somewhere else to stay in Miami. The back (and side) gardens were enjoyed by all, and the home itself has everything you could possibly need right down to cooking supplies, and beach towels.

I would recommend this property to everyone, and I am sure that the other property owned by Paul and Alan is equally as well done, as the pair are wonderful. As hands off as you like, but always happy to have a chat, give advice on where to get a good pizza, or post that important thing you left behind.

The house is close enough to calle ocho and all of the wonderful eats, and galleries that it is walkable, and there is free parking at the house for getting out to the beach. I think the best way to describe our experience is, next time we go to Miami, if both of Paul and Alan's houses are booked, we will change the dates of our trip rather than look for somewhere else!

All three of us (even wee Josephine) full 110% recommend this place as excellent!
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Old Spanish Gem: The House That Love (Re)built
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p174127
+1 305 3052995904
Coconut Grove Miami Area
Chicago, USA
5

Warm, Cozy, Wonderful

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
My husband and I stayed at this beautiful and unique home in early February, 2013. You can tell right away it is furnished with love. The art, much of it painted by one of the owners, is lovely and adds to a cozy, Floridian feeling. The warmth of the home is also reflected in the subtle lighting ( love the little lamp in the bathroom!) and comfy cushioned couch and chairs.

We relaxed in the back yard which is where we had many of our meals. Alan has built a wonderland of whimsical lighting in the yard which will make you smile.

It is in a real neighborhood with Little Havana just a few blocks away. Little Havana seemed touristy and good Latin food can be gotten in other places. But we did have lunch there once and it was fun. Coconut Grove and Coral Gables are just short drives away with good restaurants and shopping.

The kitchen is stocked better than my own with all the pots, pans, dishes and utensils that you would need. There are excess towels and even special beach ones you can take to South Beach just a 20 minute drive ( without traffic)

We have stayed in over 20 VRBO/Homeaway rentals over the years and this home is right at the top of our list. We stayed 6 nights and did not want to leave....we'll be back!
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Old Spanish Gem: The House That Love (Re)built
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p174127
+1 305 3052995904
Coconut Grove Miami Area
5

Another Mission Accomplished

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
A perfect venue for a family get together. All physical needs are catered for and Paul and Alan are the perfect hosts having looked after my parents until I arrived. They offered a perfect blend of support and privacy. The mission is an amazing home from home and should be in any tourist guide for the area. Pauls' paintings through the house, Alan's lighting displays (every ambience you could wish for) and gardens to explore, all add to this wonderland.
The house is in a quiet street close to everday ammenities and a short drive from most of the attractions of Miami. My elderly parents stayed for one month and were very comfortable, as was I for my ten days. I will certainly return in the future.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Old Spanish Gem: The House That Love (Re)built
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p174127
+1 305 3052995904
Coconut Grove Miami Area
Hong Kong, SAR China
5

A Charming Home. Ideal for Families.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
The Mission is a very special place. The house and the decor have a lot of personality; the house is ecclectic and it will be a delight for those who appreciate places/things with character and history. The Mission has everything you can possibly imagine to make you feel comfortable and at home (a computer, printer, CDs, movies, games, cleaning supplies, basic ingredients in the kitchen; they have truly thought of everything!). Alan and Paul go out of their way to welcome you and make sure you have a pleasant stay. The house is ideal for a family vacation/reunion. We had lived in Miami, so we were looking for the local experience. The garden was a delight, which is beautifully lit at night (you really cant tell how special it is until you see it!). The house is centrally located and just minutes away from major spots (Downtown, Brickell, Little Havana, Coconut Grove, Soouth Beach and the Gables). The neighborhood certainly celebrates the Latin culture, and the grocery store around the corner has everything you need for less than half the price of a regular supermarket. The house is perfect for small kids/family and they even provide a pack and play. The price/cost of our stay does not compare to the quality of our time at the Mission.

For their attention to detail, their love and care for the house and their guests, it is truly a delight to have been able to stay at Paul and Alan's. We loved our time at the Mission, and we hope we can be back there soon.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Old Spanish Gem: The House That Love (Re)built
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p174127
+1 305 3052995904
Coconut Grove Miami Area
Key West, FL
5

Great Location, Great House

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
Paul & Alan are gracious hosts and have put together a great place to stay. The location is excellent with quick, easy access to the sights and places in Miami - Dade. You can be at a nearly unlimited number of restaurants in less than 10 minutes. The neighborhood is eclectic. Some might be a little intimidated but we found it to be agreeable and friendly, especially on evening walks. The "Mission" house is beautifully decorated, clean, comfortable and very well equipped. The original art is a special and appreciated touch along with the great library. We heartily recommend this lovely property and we will be back.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
MIA
Nearest Train
5 Miles
8303 N.W. 37th Ave, Miami
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I-95 (US-1) and SW 17 Avenue
Nearest Beach
5.6 Miles
beach
Car: recommended

A great and highly desirable central location in a sprawling city, only minutes from Coconut Grove, beautiful Biscayne Bay and Key Biscayne, Coral Gables, and Miami Beach. Easy access to I-95 and other major highways, heading N for Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale, etc., and S for the Biscayne Bay and Everglades National Parks, the Florida keys, and Key West. Just a short walk to the corner for great Cuban coffee, an excellent laundromat, and a small market ('groceria'). A few blocks beyond awaits the experience of Calle Ocho, or 8th Street, a colorful slice of Cuban life thriving in American soil.

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Availability & Rates

Coconut Grove House Rental Rates

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$220
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Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,449
$3,700
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning & Preparation Fee $90.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%
Notes We very much appreciate your business, and strive to provide the finest experience possible for your stay. The 50/50 payment option quoted above is available only if bookings are made at least 45 days in advance of stay. Otherwise, guests will receive a single invoice, due and payable in full. In either case, initial payment as billed finalizes the reservation and secures the stay.

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Amenities

Coconut Grove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Beach
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Paper Towels
  • Sofa Bed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Parking Off Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Broadband Access
  • PC
  • Computer Available
  • Local Restaurant Guide
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Suite - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Two full-size queen beds available, along with comfortable, convenient fold-out sofa and futon bedding.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Video Library
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Music Library
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • 9 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • synagogues
  • playground
  • marina
  • churches
  • bay/sound
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • library
  • botanical garden
  • reefs
  • nude beach
  • zoo
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • snorkeling
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • tennis
  • sound/bay fishing
  • cycling
  • jet skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • sailing
Notes:
Pets welcome SO LONG AS their presence will not cause a problem, either during thee say or afterward. That means while they are here, and immediately after your party leaves.. Please be as honest with yourself as possible, in making the appraisal. Smoking Outdoors, please. Guests are invited to fully enjoy their smoke of choice out in the comfort and privacy of the garden, and take care to properly dispose of butts, etc. in ashtrays provided. For the benefit of all, we ask that the in-doors be kept smoke-free.

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