VILLA ON SUNSET - MIAMI/CORAL GABLES/COCONUT GROVE

Ann Barrow

Speaks french, spanish, english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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VILLA ON SUNSET - MIAMI/CORAL GABLES/COCONUT GROVE

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Spacious and Tranquil Home, 3 Br, 2.5 Bath, Sleeps 6-8 Guests

This elegant, modern and sun-infused home draws its charm from the rich history that precedes it. Built in 1929 of the coral rock typical of early Florida structures, it was the original caretaker's home for the vast mango plantations that are now South Miami and Pinecrest. Its generous great room with wood burning fireplace, its coral rock dining room surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows (formerly the caretaker’s front porch), and its huge eat-in kitchen comprise the original home – and all preserve the Florida pine and mosaic tile floors that graced it in 1929. A 1995 addition seamlessly expanded the living space to 2400 square feet, incorporating only the finest quality elements: mahogany kitchen cabinets topped with honed black granite countertops, high end stainless steel appliances, volume ceilings and crown molding, Florida pine hardwood floors, travertine marble baths, intelligent and creative interior lighting, and high impact windows and doors that bathe the interior in light and showcase the lavish gardens – which of course include mango trees. Set well back on a huge gated and fenced lot, Villa on Sunset is a quiet haven from the mayhem of the workaday world. In addition to the expansive great room, dining room, and kitchen, this home features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a restful study, a music room, a brick-paved patio for outdoor entertaining, and a child’s outdoor playground. Eight guests sleep very comfortably and peacefully here, secure within a state-of-the-art security system. And when you wake up, all of Miami’s many wonderful attractions await you – just minutes away. Owners speak English, French and Spanish.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • pets considered
Ann Barrow (Owner)
Advertiser since 2013
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Speaks french, spanish, english

About Ann Barrow

We are diplomats with the U.S. Department of State and have lived all over the world, always looking for the perfect home to buy. It took us many years, but we finally found it in South Miami.

Ann Barrow purchased this house in 2013

Why Ann Barrow chose Miami

Villa on Sunset blends architectural and historical charm with the comfort, design and convenience of a newly-built luxury home. This house has a unique place in South Florida's history, but it is also reminiscent of the original settlers' homes we always admired when working many years in Kenya.

What makes this house unique

Villa on Sunset is a haven for rest and relaxation and at the same time a great location for enjoying all the fun, exciting and memorable elements that are Miami. Brilliant restaurants, the best shopping, nightlife, golf, tennis, watersports, top universities and hospitals, Miami Int'l Airport -- just everything is very nearby -- often within walking distance.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We just stayed here over the week while attending a wedding in Miami and everything about our stay here was perfect! My wife spoke to ann (the owner) and said that she was very nice and very accomodating. At one point, my wife even made a comment that ann was so nice that it almost seemed to good to be true, so we were very pleased when we arrived at the home and found it to be even better than we had hoped! The home has everything you will possibly need and the grounds are simply gorgeous. The entire property is surrounded by lush tropical plants and the front of the property is secured with gate access. We felt completely safe to let our kids run around the property and they loved the playground in the back. The beds were very comfortable and the linens were soft and clean. The entire house was spotless and all the amenities/appliances were brand new and beautiful. The home itself is a beatifully restored, mediteranean style that eminates Miami lifestyle. Since we were down for a wedding and had all of our days planned out, we didn't get to see much of the surrounding area, but while driving home, there seemed to be a pretty active night life that we intend to come back again to enjoy. Can't wait to stay here again!...I also want to add that on the last day, we met the house cleaner and grounds keeper and they were also very nice.



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"Absolutely, I would recommend this accommodation to my best friend!"
Mar 2014
  • 1 of 3
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 22 traveler reviews

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VILLA ON SUNSET - MIAMI/CORAL GABLES/COCONUT GROVE
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
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VILLA ON SUNSET - MIAMI/CORAL GABLES/COCONUT GROVE
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p487135vb
+305 972-9390
Miami Miami Area
5

Lovely ome close to everything

  • 5 of 5
My parents, who live in the Dominican Republic, rented this home the week of my wedding. The home is South Miami close to many restaurants, shops, etc. The home is spacious and beautifully stocked and furnished. We had a rehearsal dinner at the house and there was more than enough space for the 15 people attending.

All in all it was a great expereince and my parents are sure to rent it again!
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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VILLA ON SUNSET - MIAMI/CORAL GABLES/COCONUT GROVE
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p487135vb
+305 972-9390
Miami Miami Area
5

Exceeded our expectations! Beautiful, Elegant & Unique! Perfect for my intimate wedding day!

Exceeded our expectations! Beautiful, Elegant & Unique! Perfect for my intimate wedding day!
  • 5 of 5
I have nothing but great memories. I rented this Villa for my wedding day.

Ann was amazing, welcoming and always in contact with us. The Villa is exquisite and unique in every way. The location was close to everything and easy for family to find. The instructions on how and what to do are detailed and easy to understand.

As I mentioned, my reason for renting the villa was to celebrate my special day. i wanted a garden wedding and this house has plenty of that. Ann suggested to rent a tent in case it rained, so we did, but were glad it was a dry wedding. She also mentioned the church next door for parking purposes. The Reverend was great to deal with and they did rent spaces for my guests. We set up the chairs, for the ceremony, in front of the green door, next to the driveway. It felt cozy and with the beautiful stone background, pictures came out gorgeous.

In other words, it was an amazing experience.
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
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VILLA ON SUNSET - MIAMI/CORAL GABLES/COCONUT GROVE
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p487135vb
+305 972-9390
Miami Miami Area
5

Gorgeous home, superbly managed

  • 5 of 5
This home is absolutely beautiful and full of character. Tastefully decorated, light-filled and spacious, with grounds that are lush and tropical yet immaculate. The owners provided everything needed for a comfortable stay, from detailed instructions on how to operate absolutely everything in the home, to detergent and trash bags and flashlights with extra batteries and more. The day after our arrival, the owner called and said that it had come to her attention that the previous renters had broken many of the wine glasses, leaving only four for our use. While I assured her that this was fine, she wanted to deliver more glasses to ensure that we had everything we needed. The new glasses were delivered quietly the next day, without interrupting our privacy. I highly recommend a stay at the wonderful Villa on Sunset.
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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VILLA ON SUNSET - MIAMI/CORAL GABLES/COCONUT GROVE
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+305 972-9390
Miami Miami Area
Ventura, CA
5

Very Memorable

  • 5 of 5
We rented the home for the Miami wedding of our son. Our family and friends were coming from all over the country and we wanted a central place to gather. Everyone who visited was very impressed. Our expectations were surpassed, and it was ideal for entertaining. The owners provided us with all the necessary information we needed for a wonderful stay. The home is beautiful, well cared for and tastefully appointed. It could not have been better, and we really enjoyed the mangos that fell from the tree! I would most definitely recommend staying here.
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
VILLA ON SUNSET - MIAMI/CORAL GABLES/COCONUT GROVE
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p487135vb
+305 972-9390
Miami Miami Area
5

Visiting friends and shopping in Miami

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay at Villa on Sunset. The house was perfect for our family of 5 and we were able to invite friends over comfortably for meals too.
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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VILLA ON SUNSET - MIAMI/CORAL GABLES/COCONUT GROVE
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p487135vb
+305 972-9390
Miami Miami Area
5

Perfectly Beautiful Home!!!

  • 5 of 5
I rented this wonderful home for accommodations during my daughters wedding. It was absolutely perfect for the rehearsal dinner and getting ready the morning of the big event! Everyone loved the house!
The owner is very attentive to every need. I would highly recommend the Villa for any special event!
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Dadeland Mall
Coral Gables
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
University of Miami
Miracle Mile
Biltmore Golf Club
Santa's Enchanted Forest
Tropical Park
Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Miami International Airport
Nearest Train
1 Miles
MetroRail
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
SR 826
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Matheson Hammock Park Beach
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Granada Country Club Public Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Dadeland Mall
Car: recommended

Villa on Sunset is five minutes from the Palmetto Expressway – SR826 – an important artery that feeds to the whole of Miami. All of Miami’s attractions are 30 minutes or less from your gate. SHOPPING AND RESTAURANTS: Walking distance away are The Shops at Sunset Place and its neighboring “town center,” a vibrant shopping, dining and entertainment venue with a European ambiance. Also near is Dadeland Mall– a Miami institution whose upscale stores and restaurants have long attracted visitors from the Americas – now newly expanded to include such popular sites as Bobby Flay’s Burger Palace. Fifteen minutes away by car is another high-end mall, The Falls, where guests stroll one-level, covered walkways surrounded by a million-gallon waterscape and lush tropical foliage. Dixie Highway, a few blocks away, is lined with shopping and restaurants, among them Café Bon Jour, whose French proprietors maintain a glorious bistro menu -- and the best croissant in Miami. Another favorite destination for fine dining is the Coral Gables Miracle Mile area – home of Morton’s Steak House. FOOD SHOPPING: Whole Foods and several Publix supermarkets are five minutes away. Two Fresh Markets are nearby, and one of Miami’s best vendors of fresh seafood, Captain’s Tavern Seafood Market, is ten minutes away. BEACHES: The nearest beach is Matheson Hammock Park Beach, 15 minutes from Villa on Sunset. More beautiful beaches are 25–30 minutes away. In Key Biscayne are Crandon Park Beach and Bill Baggs Cape Florida Beach – rated among the top ten beaches in America. A 30-minute drive south takes you to Bayfront Park and Marina in Homestead, Florida – the same lush setting as the Florida Keys, but close to Miami and less populated by tourists. South Beach, home to ART BASEL MIAMI, one of the most heralded art exhibitions around the world, is less than 30 minutes away. South Beach glitters with nightlife – all day long. In addition to the beach, enjoy its historic Art Deco architecture or its waterfront dining. MIAMI SEAQUARIUM: On Virginia Beach Key, 25 – 30 minutes from Villa on Sunset. THE EVERGLADES: are thirty minutes from Villa on Sunset – either by self-drive car or via a tour from Miami Beach. COCONUT GROVE: 15 minutes from Villa on Sunset, is a waterfront village that features art gallery walks, outdoor dining, sailing regattas and wacky festivals. The Grove's American Water Sports Center features boat and JET-SKI AND YACHT charters. PROFESSIONAL SPORTS: All less than 30 minutes away from Villa on Sunset. March 2014 promises two important tournaments: the SONY ERICSSON OPEN TENNIS Tournament at Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne and the PGA Trump National in Doral. Baseball (Marlins Park), football (Sun Life Stadium) and basketball (American Airlines Arena). GOLF COURSES: Miami is covered with golf courses. One of the loveliest is the Granada Golf Course - green and lush – good also for jogging, only 15 minutes away. Killian Greens Golf Club is less than 10 minutes away. TENNIS COURTS/ACADEMIES: Five notable tennis centers are 10 – 15 minutes from Villa on Sunset: The William H. Kerdyk Biltmore Tennis Center, the University of Miami Neil Schiff Tennis Center, the Salvatore Tennis Center and the Montana Tennis Academy. The Granada Golf Course also contains six courts available for public use. NEW WORLD SYMPHONY: Attend a Friday concert night of this prestigious Miami orchestra at the New World Center. Or enjoy a concert that projects images on a soaring, 7,000-square-foot projection wall. Bring a blanket, share a picnic dinner and enjoy the sights and sounds of the New World Symphony with friends and family! These outdoor concerts are free to the public and do not require a ticket. UNIVERSITIES: The University of Miami, Florida International University and Miami-Dade College are three of the many institutions of higher learning very near Villa on Sunset. HOSPITALS: Two of Miami's best hospitals are less than five minutes away: Baptist Hospital, 8900 N. Kendall Drive and South Miami Hospital, a few blocks from Villa on Sunset. WEDDINGS: The Biltmore Hotel and the Granada Country Club – both in Coral Gables, host some of Miami’s most beautiful weddings. Both are 15 minutes from the front gate of the Villa on Sunset. METRORAIL: A few blocks from Villa on Sunset, MetroRail connects the Miami International Airport, downtown Miami, and Brickell with Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, and South Miami, ending at Dadeland Mall. FAIRCHILD TROPICAL BOTANIC GARDENS: Twelve minutes away and filled with exotic plants, butterflies and birds, it was named for David Fairchild (1869-1954) who traveled the world and brought back t who traveled the world and brought back the mango plant that flourished in S. Florida’s plantations for decades.

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Availability & Rates

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Miami House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Art Basel Miami
Dec 3 2014 - Dec 7 2014
4 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
Early Winter Holidays
Dec 12 2014 - Dec 18 2014
3 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
Holidays
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,325
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $195 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Miami House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1, Double Master Bath - combination tub/shower , bidet , toilet , Travertine marble, separate and private loo with bidet
    Bathroom 2 - combination tub/shower , toilet , Travertine marble
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Extra long twins
  • The music room contains sleeping accommodations for an additional two people..
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • arboretum
  • library
  • playground
  • synagogues
  • marina
  • water parks
  • zoo
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • shopping
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • water skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • racquetball
  • equestrian events
  • golf privileges optional
  • golf
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • fishing
  • basketball court
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