This condominium is located in the renovated Ocean Walk Condominium (formerly Ocean Walk Hotel) in the world-famous Art Deco District of South Beach. You are within walking/biking distance of all the excitement South Beach has to offer; restaurants, nightclubs, shopping and the famous Lincoln Rd., where you will find outside dining and entertainment..everything.
Our cozy, studio condominium has been renovated, new tile floor, bathroom and cabinets with granite counter. We have a twin bed with a trundle bed underneath. which can be pulled out to make two beds. you will find our studio comfortable and very clean.
The property sits directly on the beach (direct access). Rental-time periods range from short term (two days minimum) to long term (months), and rates are dependent upon time of year and rental duration. Parking passes will be provided upon request.
We are Sherry (Moss) and Kirby McCrary, the owners of 335 Ocean Drive, #333, Miami Beach, FL. We have put a lot of attention into our studio unit in the hopes that it will enhance your South Beach experience. Thank you for looking in on us, and come back to see us often.
The place is very small and basic (as you see in the photos, which are accurate) but clean and for the price, seems a good deal. Right by the beach. Gary was responsive. It was just what we needed, a simple place to crash in between our crazy Miami adventures. Recommended.
My husband and I stayed at Gary's property in the Ocean Walk condominium building recently. Gary was very responsive - he gets back to emails and phone calls quickly. He met us at the condo with the keys and was very accommodating during our stay. He even helped us obtain street parking for the week, which can be very expensive without a city visitor parking pass. The visitor passes are only good at non-metered spaces, which start about 3 blocks in, but it's not a long walk. If you don't need a car like we did it's better not to have one - there is a bus that circles Miami Beach and many good places to visit within walking distance. It's tougher to get to the mainland but there are taxis and tourist trips to major spots.
The condo is exactly as the photographs show. It is clean and well maintained. Gary provides beach furniture, including two chairs, boogie boards, beach towels, etc. There is also an umbrella - it wasn't in the best shape and it was very windy when we were there so we bought another that was a little sturdier and left it in the closet for future visitors. If you are looking for a lot of space this is not the property for you - it is very small as was the style when it was built (I'm guessing 12x14). It's in a basic, older beach building that could use some maintenance. However, it is ocean front and has a pool. There are not many properties like this at such a reasonable price.
Things you may want to know: there is no stove/oven, but there are hot plate burners to use. Otherwise the kitchenette is fully equipped. There is a washer/dryer just down the hall - it's $1.75 a load. The bed is a daybed - another twin slides out from underneath to make a king. The beds are pretty comfortable but they tend to slide a little on the floor - Gary has ropes and door stops in a kitchen cabinet to help keep the beds together and it works reasonably well.
The only bad thing was the hallway - it smelled pretty bad. Fortunately the smell didn't get into the condo itself.
If you are looking for a reasonably priced place to stay that is clean and well maintained, Gary's property is definitely for you. We were very happy there!
We stayed in Gary's condo for a week in May, 2011. Gary was extremely helpful both before and during our trip. Any phone call or email was responded to immediately. The condo building itself is older but very clean and the pool area is very nice with lots of shade. The beach is right outside the pool area which was a HUGE plus. The location is perfect - two blocks south of Fifth street right on Ocean Drive. This means it was quiet but we could walk to the action very easily. As for the unit itself, it was a little smaller than we expected but very clean and updated. Nice tile floors, granite countertop, etc. The other outstanding thing about this unit is the price! It was by far the most affordable condo rental we found in Miami Beach. That made me a little nervous when booking but VERY happy in the end! The listing is extremely accurate - what you see is what you get.
My ONLY complaint was the twin size bed with the trundle. I understand the reason for it (space being limited), but maybe a futon would be better suited for more comfortable seating and more sleeping room.
We will definitely be back to Miami Beach and staying in Gary's condo in the future!
Gary is very good at following up and making sure that you have everything you need. The key to booking on VRBO is great correspondence and information. Gary was always there when I had a last minute question before my first trip to Miami.
If you are staying in South Beach, and you want to be in the heart of it all, this is the place to book. It is great for a single person or a couple. The condo itself is very well maintained, and everything is in excellent condition. I am looking forward to staying here again when I make another trip back to Miami.
This condo is perfect for a couple. Nice and clean, all the things you need to enjoy your vacation and close access to the beach. I have stayed in this building many times and this by far is one of the nicer studios in here. The owners couldn't have been more accomodating.....
We really enjoyed our stay in Gary's Place. It had everything we needed to make our stay perfect. The King sized bed was comfortable and the newly renovated kitchen(with granite counters) and bath are very tastefully done. All was very clean. The condo is an excellent location on Ocean Drive, walk out the door to all the best of south beach, restaurants, shops, private pool and beach! Can't wait to stay again! Terry and Mike, Boston