Best Bargain in Miami Beach!
This is my second time to rent this studio and stay two months. The owner, Ed, is so kind and willing to do what he can to make your stay a pleasant one. This is actually my 7th year's stay in Jan, Feb, at Castle Beach Club, and of course, that is the peak season. Prices are very high for even the simplest lodging in Miami Beach, and valet parking for free is almost unheard of. Most buildings charge $18 to $20 for that, and it is included in the rent at Castle Beach. Yes, sometimes you do have to wait for your car when they are busy, but you have to wait at all the pricey hotels too, and sometimes that just can't be helped. This unit is always clean on my arrival, and Ed sees to any problems that might arise . The ocean view from this unit is spectacular, and this year there are new tinted windows throughout the building that open. It is so relaxing to lie in bed at night and listen to the ocean. There is a security staff here, and I always feel safe. The beach is lovely, and if one wants to use the bus, one runs right outside the building for $2 a trip. Wi fi is provided, and I have had no trouble with it. If there is a down side, and it's a minor one, as one guest mentioned, there is limited closet and storage space if there is more than one person staying for a long time, as I am. I made it work last year, by putting cleaning supplies, and the beach chairs under the futon. I appreciate that he has the items for us, so I just store them outside the closet. Because i was aware of this problem, I bought multiple item hangers this time, so when I have a guest, they will have room to hang their clothes. Folks, you can't have everything. I choose a nice, clean, comfortable studio, with a fabulous ocean view, priced reasonably, with a nice owner over closet space. There are drawers under the beds, and by moving things around, it is workable. There are adequate kitchen items on which to cook, and the fridge is a nice size. As I was driving and staying two months, I chose to bring my own electric skillet so I can cook a few items if I want, but there is a hot plate, and another electric pan that boils water, as well as micro wave and toaster. I am very happy here, and hope to be able to stay here again next year, and the year after that!
Tourists without a Car,
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