|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This large beach condo home of a noted British Designer is located in the heart of South Beach. Impeccably decorated by John Protomaster with contemporary furnishing from Vitra, Ligne Roset, and pieces by Eames. This spacious one bed room, two bathroom unit is topped off by a private and secluded 1200 sq foot roof terrace complete with spa and kitchen- a combined indoor/outdoor living space of 2,400 square feet!
Based in a small gated garden community of only 16 units, this 1200 sq. ft. apartment is located on the top floor of a two floor building and consists of 1 bedroom and 2 full baths (one en-suite). The kitchen is fully fitted with modern stainless steel appliances and marble counter-tops and breakfast bar. Appliances include double fridge, microwave/convention oven, stove-top and drawer dishwasher. The open form kitchen flows into the office/reception room which features a workspace for one. The apartment boasts a very large living room perfect for lounging and a sofa-bed that can accommodate additional guests. The adjacent media room includes a 52” plasma screen and surround sound speakers ( and the owners extensive DVD collection). The bedroom has a walk in fitted closet which leads into a bathroom with a white marble and glass shower that is big enough for two. The classic but minimalistic designed unit has been photographed and published in newspapers and magazine and includes stunning art on the walls, dimmer-controlled lighting, central air conditioning and plenty of natural light.
The spectacular roof-top terrace, a rarity in South Beach, was designed by architect Dan Robertson and lets you see the sunset amidst the art-deco buildings in the horizon. The 1200 square foot space has a seating area, a double bed, a hot tub-spa, dining table to sit 8, Summit sun Loungers, an outdoor shower, two large standalone umbrellas & an outdoor kitchen with gas barbecue, & sink.
The condo is situated opposite Flamingo Park whose amenities include tennis courts and swimming pools. There is a Decobike Rack across the street where you can rent bicycles by the hour or day. You are a 5 min walk to the Beach, all the major nightclubs and world-famous Ocean Drive. A 10 min walk will lead you to the outdoor Lincoln Road Mall, The New World Symphony, the Fillmore Theater, a multiplex cinema and a plethora of restaurants and bars. This rental can accommodate 2-4 adults but is not suitable for children.
Good Afternoon Roger,
We loved to stay at your beautiful apartment! Everything worked fine, and we had good times there.
Next time we come back to Miami, or if we know someone that will be looking for a nice place to stay, we will indicate your place.
Thank you very much,
Just returned from a fabulous week in South Beach at Roger's chic and stylish condo. Tucked in a shaded courtyard, coming home after a day's exploration was bliss. So much so that we opted to bbq on the roof top patio most nights. Without going in to detail (as other reviewers have done so accurately) the roof top patio is fabulous and it is very hard to find a condo with ample outdoor space in South Beach. If that is something you enjoy - look no further.
We would not hesitate to recommend this property. Both the owner (Roger) and the on-site manager (Octavio) provided excellent customer service from start to finish. All questions were answered promptly and the one time we required help during our stay (ran out of propane for the bbq) there was a new full tank delivered within minutes; literally, minutes.
We had a car rented but you honestly don't need one. It stayed parked most of the time. We walked for hours every day, partly for exercise and partly because everything is within walking distance. We also rented the citi bikes available at a stand one block up from the condo and and cycled for hours. Like many large cities the bikes are readily available, can be rented for various terms and can be returned all over the city. Extremely convenient not to mention fun :)
One of the days we did venture out with the car was to play golf at the Miami Beach Golf Club. Probably one of the nicest courses I've played and less than 2 miles from the condo!! Little tip: they provide a discount for visiting Canadians (and I am sure visitors of other nationalities as well!) The course is visually appealing, well taken care of, has lots of interesting wildlife and the practice facility second to none. Lunch afterward at the clubhouse restaurant was also excellent.
South Beach is a world unto itself and although it was fun to experience it, the famous Ocean Dr, the Lincoln Road shopping district, Collins Ave and all the other amazing sights and sounds it was enjoyed more because we had our own private retreat away from all of that when we chose to be.
Thanks to Roger, Octavio and their team behind the scenes for making our first visit to South Beach so memorable!
Our philosophy has always been that the world is a big place and there isn't time to return to the same place. But that's exactly what we did recently: We stayed in South Beach at Roger's fabulous condo for the second year running.
* It is stylish yet comfortable. The kitchen is well-equipped with everything you will need (unlike many places we've stayed at), the bed is excellent, and there are two bathrooms, allowing each of us to colonize our own primping and washing-up area.
* It has a wonderful living/entertainment room. If you feel like a night in you can settle in and veg out on Roger's excellent collection of DVDs, or take advantage of full cable access. We recommend the two-season Magic City, set in South Beach in 1959, on Netflix.
* The rooftop, accessed by a spiral staircase, is total glam (see the listing photograph. It is even better than it looks). There's a hot tub, an excellent BBQ, and a fully-equipped kitchen and dining area.
* Roger lives in London (but replies promptly and cordially to any questions) but if guests need anything the excellent Octavio, who lives in the complex, is close at hand.
* The condo is well-located. There's a Whole Foods an eight minute walk away. The beach is 10 minutes away. It's close to Washington Avenue and Lincoln Avenue, two main boulevards. The building is located in a residential area where you get a good sense of the community.
* We recommend lunch at Yardbird (Southern comfort food) and My Ceviche (fresh seafood in a whole-in-the-wall takeout). Dinner at Khong River House. All are walkable from the condo.
Actually I don't know where to begin and how to express our impressions! Everything was much better than expected - and because of the description and the pictures in advance we expected a lot:-) From the first contact via e-mail Roger was very gentle, reliable and caring. It was a pity that we haven't met him personally (He was abroad during our stay). But his friend and "caretaker" Octavio was as gentle, reliable and caring as Roger himself. One call and Octavio was there, took care for everything and fulfilled each single possible wish. E.g. as I bought the wrong pots for the coffeemaker, I called Octavio to ask him if he knew where I can get the right ones. He showed up immediately with two packs of coffeepots. Really the best hosts ever!!! Thanks for your efforts, guys! We felt on top of the world.
Quite the same I definitely can say about the condo itself - it was just perfect. Extremely tidy, well designed, almost brand-new and perfectly (fully) equipped. There was nothing you could have missed. Starting with cutlery (which was even there twice - in the kitchen in the apartment and in the kitchen at the rooftop terrace) to washing machine, up-to-date full-automated air-condition, the two bathrooms with enough towels even for the beach, sanitary equipment and coffeemaker till the goodies of the terrace with barbecue, whirlpool and a lot of possibilities to relax. We were out for dinner only once,because the barbecue kitchen at the terrace was to inviting to just put a steak on and relax at the terrace while the grill does the work for you. It was simply to nice up there. Nothing and no one that could have disturbed. The condo is top located - 5 min. on foot to Ocean Drive and the beach as well as to Washington Ave. and Collins Ave. where all the necessary shops were. 10 min. to Lincoln Road mall. 15 min. by car to the airport, and so on. It's a part of a small condominium of four houses, very quiet and well-kept with absolutely nice neighbors. If we could give Roger, Octavio and the condo more than the possible five stars we'd do it definitely!
If you plan a trip to Miami, don't search further more. This condo and especially the customer service of Roger and Octavio is worth every cent you pay! I guess we will go to Miami Beach again. And if we do, we definitely will book Roger's condo!!!
1) Be lucky enough to stumble on this listing.
My partner and I were looking at hotels when she came across this Miami rental. The pictures looked beautiful and all the ratings were five stars. We had never used HomeAway before, and had reservations about whether the reality would live up to the listing, and the reliability of the recommendations. With some wariness, therefore, we enquired about a booking. The host was prompt and helpful in his responses, and more than happy to chat on the phone.
On arrival, we were delighted to find a unit that looked better in reality than online. Two older units have been merged to form one large, impeccably-furnished apartment on the second floor. The roof has been converted into an enormous deck that sits privately above the surrounding rooftops.
We both love good design, and this place is full of attractive and well-thought-out features. There's something of a nautical feel to the deck with the circular stairs that take you up through a stairwell resembling a ship's wheelhouse, and the shade covers are sail-like. The same nautical feel of teak is evident in the mirrored closet space adjacent to the bedroom. The main bathroom is a clean white cube with a large glass-enclosed shower. The huge lounge has a high def TV streaming movies (this caused conflict between watching films and wanting to go out, in the end I managed lots of both).
Step 2: Enjoy the oceanfront.
Location-wise, the unit sits just a few blocks from the beachfront with its famous art-deco hotels. Close enough to the action and the beach but far enough that there is quiet and privacy. We loved checking out the different hotels. We'd swim in the ocean and in the late afternoon and come back to our deck hideaway for a barbecue and relaxing hot tub as the sun went down. If you want to get any work done, there is a nice desk and wireless.
Step 3: Don’t worry.
When some minor issues cropped up, our host was very responsive. Example: the coffee machine died, so he had a new one delivered. We found him to be thoroughly trustworthy and reliable. He has thought through the needs of his guests and covered everything.
One small point -- if into cooking, one might prefer the kitchen to have an extraction fan, larger oven, perhaps newer saucepans. But these are minor quibbles for all you're getting.This is spacious tropical elegance in keeping with the glamour and ease of South Beach. We hope to visit again.
We spent a really great week in this beautiful and spacious apartment where we felt at home. The roof terrace enabled us to live in the open and to enjoy the beautiful weather. We really enjoyed the location too: just a few blocks from the beach and from great places like Lincoln Road and Espanola Way where you can find many restaurants and shops, so there is no need for a car. It's in the heart of South Beach, very close to everything (supermarkets, shops, restaurants, discos...), but in a residential and very quiet area. The apartment was really clean, provided with everything we could need and Roger, our host, was always ready to help us and give us friendly advice before and during our stay. We really thank him for his kindness which definitely contributed to this perfect stay. Time went by too fast : we didn't have the time to enjoy some of Roger's DVDs (the movie library is heaven for cinema lovers) and we hope we'll come again. We highly recommend this apartment which is perfect for up to four people (we were two adults and two teens).
My wife and I stayed here for our honeymoon and we were simply amazed by how wonderful the condo was, how close to the heart of South Beach it is located, the amount of privacy we had, and how easy it was to arrange our last minute travel with the owner. The top level patio is spectacular! It has a private hot tub, an outdoor grill and it provides a great place to entertain or just watch the sunrise or sunset with your sweetheart. The owner has paid attention to every last detail in the space. The modern and minimalist design was exactly what we were looking for. You definitely cannot beat this condo for the price, atmosphere, and ease of booking. Look no further!
The condo is situated opposite Flamingo Park whose amenities include tennis courts and swimming pools. There is a Decobike Rack across the street where you can rent bicycles by the hour or day. You are a 5 min walk to the Beach, all the major nightclubs and world-famous Ocean Drive. A 10 min walk will lead you to the outdoor Lincoln Road Mall, The New World Symphony, the Fillmore Theater, a multiplex cinema and a plethora of both fine-dining and casual restaurants and bars. The nightlife in Miami Beach is unsurpassable.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|Notes||Please apply for rates for 14, 21 and 28 days|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.