We bought the entire building in 2004 and remodeled it from top to bottom. It was literally rebuilt in place as it was an historic building from 1924. This makes it not your average vacation rental from the Bosch appliances to the hurricane impact windows. We furnished the listing for our personal use so we think that also sets us apart from your average South Beach Rental.
We live in Aspen, CO and come and go from our South Beach Rental. I love that I can WALK ANYWHERE -- and I do. My husband loves that he can take a taxi anywhere on the beach for around $4. Our 7 year old son loves that we can walk to the amazing kids park 1.5 blocks away.
Both my husband and I use the tennis courts that are just 1 block away. The Whole Foods -- 2 blocks away -- is super handy. I love how big the apartment feels -- even though it is a 1 bedroom it has the feeling of space and separate areas. Even though when you are in South Beach you are on the go with so much to do -- the big sectional sofa is nice to come home to and watch some TV.
I tell everyone -- one experience not to be missed is renting a beach chair at the Delano hotel -- 17th Ave and Collins. The best $20 you will ever spend !!! Also order a Nina Fresa (cocktail) as Sushi Samba on Lincoln Road at the corner with Pennsylvania. Email us for more tips or read on !!
Many of our guests have come from outside of the US (Brazil, Italy, England, Switzerland, France and Canada) and I have struck up email friendships with so many!! We love to travel and hope you will enjoy your vacation in our vacation place!!
Here are our local area tips -- please enjoy !!!
Oliver's Bistro at 9th and West is right around the corner and I love it. not expensive good food and wine — close by. $$
Sushi Samba — Lincoln Road and pennsylvania — BEST Sushi — siting outside and people watching — cocktail — Nina Fresa $$ - $$$$
Lime — fresh mexican — super casual and awesome — skinny fish burrito is amazing — really casual at 14th and alton — super near condo $
Ocean front lunch at Ritz Carlton -- worth it $$ - $$$
Tapas y Tintos on Espanola Way — loud live Flamenco music on some nights nice outdoor quieter tables with great Spanish Tapas $$
I love Nikki beach for lunch NOT on Sundays when it is a crazy party $$ - $$$$
Prime 112 is amazing ridiculous steak but you will spend easily over $150 for 2 people $$$$$
Monty's Oyster bar on the bay — a little spring break looking but great raw bar happy hour — 3rd or 2nd and Alton $$ - $$$
Yardbird at 16th and Lenox is the new in spot -- AND IT NOT CRAZY EXPENSIVE -- it is sort of modern Southern Food and YUMMY $$ - $$$
Rosa Mexicano on Lincoln road -- amazing guacamole and Sangria !! $$$
Mr Chow's at the W hotel — crazy expensive, amazing and fun Chinese food and see and be seen $$$$$
You may want to explore some of the restaurants in the Design District — on the mainland:
a great one for 'farm to table' is:
Amazing Greek food in a GORGEOUS garden
And part of the slow food movement
Not a restaurant:
Rent a beach chair at the Delano Hotel beach area (17th and the Ocean) -- about $20 per chair (crazy, but bizarrely worth it)
Nightclubs — if appropriate :) !!
2201 Collins Avenue
Miami's newest and hottest club is right here at W South Beach.
320 Lincoln Road
Opium Group's Ultra VIP Club. Friday is the big night, but even off nights are tough to beat the line.
2325 Collins Avenue
Chic mini club next door to the Gansevoort.
1905 Collins Avenue
Small but rockin'!
4441 Collins Avenue
Mega-Club at the Fontainebleu Hotel is hot wednesdays & Saturdays.
1921 Collins Avenue
Long running VIP Club still packs them in. Bottles & Models Crowd.
235 23rd Street
Boutique nightclub just steps away from W is a celebrity hangout.
929 Washington Avenue
Classic South Beach spot still doin' it.
1235 Washington Avenue
Mega-Club has guest DJs and live performances.