Perfect location! Perfect price!
POSTED ON TRIP ADVISER-AUGUST 7, 2013
My friend and I were looking for a good price and a good place for a weekend. We ran across this place and our combined reaction was, "That's right on the beach! And it's close to everything! And it's only how much a night? That can't be right!" My friend used to live in Miami and said she'd passed by the building numerous times so we decided to go for it. The price was too good to pass up. So glad we did! There are a ton of great places right out in front of the building, including Quinn's and the News Cafe. There's also an aroma Espresso Bar directly behind the building on Collins. The Clevelander and Mango's are a quick walk down Ocean, too, if you're looking for night life. Better than that, though, it's literally right across from the beach. The part of the beach between 5th and 7th (roughly where the building is) has a gym, a lifeguard station, volleyball courts, and chair rental so you can literally just pop out the front of the building and hit the sand with everything you need. Then it's about a 100-yard walk back to the room from the water line when you're worn out from the sun. Can't beat that! The apartment is the perfect size and the building was safe. Everything was clean and well-stocked. It felt much homier than a hotel, making the whole trip a lot more comfortable and relaxed. International travelers, there was an adaptor for appliances in the room, too, in case you forget or lose yours. :) More importantly, Lee and his staff were easy to work with and very up front and professional as well as efficient and thorough. He was prompt with all communications and financial transactions and was helpful and patient with all our questions. I know it can be a little daunting to rent from private owners, but I highly recommend working with Lee, whether it's this apartment or another. This is most definitely the way to go if you want your vacation to be a hassle free experience with a "home away from home...in South Beach" kind of feel. Great choice! Do it!
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