Submitted: March 27, 2013
Stayed: February 2013
I was somewhat dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
I was more than happy with the location.
The vacation rental was clean.
The property manager was more than helpful.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.
My group of 7 went for a long weekend at the end of February to celebrate our 30th birthdays. The house location is great, set away from the loud crowds of South Beach but a convenient taxi ride to anywhere in Miami.
The house itself is very large and spacious. It must have been absolutely stunning back in its hey day - it's still quite impressive but unfortunately it's badly in need of a renovation. Generally it's just OLD and a bit run down. The ceiling has cracks (some very large), the furnishings are grungey (sofa definitely shows ample evidence of past guests) and I definitely would not walk around barefoot in this place.
We had a number of issues during our stay:
1) Fridge was broken. We had to throw out most of the fresh groceries we bought. Vanessa was actually available via phone at 11pm when we arrived to discuss this, but ultimately nothing could be done. They brought us a mini fridge to use the rest of the weekend.
2) Washing machine was broken. This was an absolute pain, considering we had a group of 7 and needed to launder bathing suits and linens frequently.
3) BBQ grill had no gas even though I had called ahead to make sure it would. Indoor grill was also not in working order, which meant all of our BBQ plans had to be scrapped (not that we had half of our groceries anymore anyway).
4) Dishwasher was broken. Hand-washing dishes, utensils, glasses for 7 was a nightmare.
We had no issues with bugs except the one roach (but hey, it's Miami) and the pool area was definitely the best perk - it's gorgeous. All in all, the stay was a fun one despite all the issues and honestly, for the price, just for space and the pool alone, the house was worth it. The management company is definitely hard to reach – it took a week of repeated calling, leaving messages, and emailing before I finally was able to get a response. However, once reached, MiaVac was cooperative in offering a resolution.
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