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We stayed in the apartment for 4 months and really enjoyed it. It's in a very nice neighbourhood with everything you need in easy walking distance. (We're snowbirds and don't rent a car) There is also the free SOBE Trolley service which is very handy. There are 3 grocery stores (Fresh Market, Whole Foods and Publix), 2 pharmacies (CVS, Walgreens) and tons of great restaurants in easy walking distance. There's also a bodega in the building, a smaller grocery store just around the corner, and the amazing Lincoln Road Mall is a 10 minute walk.
The 2 reasons for 4 stars rather than 5 are the bed, and the vertical blinds in the living room. The bed has no box spring - just a mattress sitting on slats (noisy) - so it's very low to the ground. If you're in our age group (mid 60's) you "may" find it difficult to make - and to get in and out of. It isn't terribly uncomfortable (although not firm) - but *for us* the absence of a box spring was a problem.
The vertical blinds in the living room are very old, and don't work properly. They should be replaced because the apartment faces west, so the afternoon sun is direct - and very strong.
The bathroom is dated, but very clean and the shower works well. The living room furniture is very nice, and comfortable.
The bed linens and towels are all very nice, and the kitchen is VERY well equipped. The refrigerator has a filtered water dispenser - no need to buy bottled water. The filters are inexpensive and readily available on Amazon. (order the Alpine Water W10295370A)
Regarding the building itself (Flamingo - South Tower) - the grounds and the pool are very nice and well maintained (despite on-going construction). Management staff is *very* nice and helpful. The walls are very thin with no apparent sound insulation, so it can be a bit noisy during the day, but usually quiet at night.
The TV cable package is the most basic you can get - 3 networks only - no cable news, movies, HBO, etc - but we travel with an Apple TV - and the wifi works great.
If the bed were replaced we would definitely rent it again, despite the blinds. Everything else about it is very nice, and it has one of the best views in Miami Beach - the pool and bay during the day, downtown Miami at night - from the sofa! A solid 4 out of 5.