Great Location, Fantastic Owner, Needs Few Updates
Submitted: March 14, 2013
Stayed: January 2013
Ok, let me start by saying that this house was chosen by us after much research... This is an amazing location, very close to major shopping facilities as well as close to Miami Beach and the Everglades National Park.
Charlie, the owner, is a pleasure to deal with and is always at hand, even late at night (time when we arrived at the house). We have spoken to him a few times before closing the deal and leaving the UK and also on the night we've arrived at the house.
We arrived at the house on the 18th January after spending a week in Orlando. The whole gated community (Malibu Pointe) is well kept and very secure, which made us feel very safe, especially as we arrived at the house very late at night.
The house was very clean and it is incredibly spacious; it can comfortably accommodate 11 adults and a 9 year old child. There are four very spacious rooms upstairs, one downstairs near the kitchen, as well as two living spaces, one large dinning room and a very well equipped kitchen with breakfast table. The outdoor space is great with lots of chairs and tables, as well as a swimming pool and space to play ball with the kids.
The house could do with a few updates, such as the heating for the pool (although Charlie had advised us they were having some problems with it prior to us closing the deal), the toilet seats, as the ones in place are old and stained and some o the furniture, i.e. double bed in one of the upstairs bedrooms, which has a broken trundle (roller) making the bed a bit crooked and one of the sofas in the living room off the kitchen which is also crooked.
None of the above substantially affected our stay and we did not feel the need to report it to Charlie although had we done so, I'm sure he would have sorted it all out straight away (bar the pool heating which I believe it requires a new unit).
Just to clarify a previous review by another traveler; the flushing of the toilet works, as long as you hold down the handle for a few seconds, until you hear the bowl empty.
All in all, this is a great house in a great location and we would/will most definitely rent it again if/when returning to the Miami area.
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