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Howard Leitner

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, russian, italian, dutch, swedish, greek, czech, danish, norwegian, polish, hungarian, arabic, finnish, turkish, Chinese, Japanese

Near Miami Beach, HEATED POOL!+Tennis Ct,Bar,near parks, restaurants + shopping

43 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Palmetto Bay House Rental Photos and Description

Award Winning Big 5 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bath, Bar, pool, tennis & gym ,sleeps 14

THIS IS IT!!!!! Beautiful and Romantic, private, and very cozy Resort style living (In a very private home, full privacy) in the sunny and adventurous city of Miami.! Surrounded by Breathtaking million dollar homes. Casa Lily is a custom built private estate with 6,500 Sq.footage. This 5 bedroom home was designed for family & entertaining! Perfect located in the heart of it all, everything you need for your vacation is here and only 25 minute drive to Famous SOUTH BEACH! ,Tennis court (racquets included, just ask), full atrium Chicago brick & brass rail bar w/ connecting outdoor bar service, tiki hut, huge and child friendly heated pool which is a MUST!!! in around November Through April. Gorgeous landscaping, designer kitchen, walk-in pantry, huge bedrooms, each w/ own full bath, exercise room, huge formal dining room, huge laundry! ,double fireplace, huge hot tub/spa with , private bar,custom mirrors in private master bath suite for lovers! Playroom, Amazing resort living in the city! Spectacular views from every window! Totally secluded & private. Welcome

BEACHES!!!, Attractions, Shopping, Golf Course: Thisl Vacation House or Luxury Villa is located just 22 miles or 30 minute drive from the world famous and celebrity infested South Beach , with its nightclubs and trendy restuarants. Also, it is only a 15 minute or so drive to Famous Key Biscayne with its quieter beaches of Crandon Beach and Virginia Key Beach (these are some very beautiful beaches too!). At the end of Key Biscayne is Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park (voted one of America's TOP TEN BEACHES!!) with its historic Lighthouse (now open to the public for tours!) The views are espectacular and so is the swimming. Visitors come to the park to sunbathe, swim, and picnic on over a mile of sandy Atlantic beachfront. Biking and kayaking are also popular activities. Anglers can throw in their lines from the seawall along Biscayne Bay for some of the best shoreline fishing in the region. Guided tours of the lighthouse and lighthouse keeper´s cottage are given twice daily, Thursdays through Mondays.

PORT OF MIAMI / THE KEYS: Just a 20 minute or so drive to downtown Miami with Port of Miam also world known Fashion & Design District, Miami Arena, the new Opera & Ballet theatre, Museums & Planterium, Bayside Market, and the financial centers.

If you go south from our home, around 35 minute to 40 minute drive, you will be entering the florida Keys.

Key Largo is the first Key. We welcome families and girls and guys gateway.

SHOPPING!!!: Only 5 minutes away and Very close to some of the finest shopping in the world! Also Just minutes from the design district, downtown, Coral Gables, South Miami, Merrick Shoppes, Brickel Avenue, the famous Falls Shopping Center, the HUGE discount outlets of Dolphin Mall, and just 30 minutes up the Florida Turnpike to world reknown Sawgrass MIlls, and so much, much MORE!!!

Just let us know what you are looking for and we will give you all the info you need.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Howard Leitner (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, russian, italian, dutch, swedish, greek, czech, danish, norwegian, polish, hungarian, arabic, finnish, turkish, Chinese, Japanese


based on 43 traveler reviews

Near Miami Beach, HEATED POOL!+Tennis Ct,Bar,near parks, restaurants + shopping
average rating of 4.9302325 based on 43 reviews
Hong Kong, China

A dreamed vacation home for everyone!

  • 5 of 5

Miami has many nice hotels and vacation homes but it wasn't easy to find one which would suit our group of 9 people with excellent facilities, privacy and value for money. It took us a long time before we decided to rent this vacation home and it turned out to be a nice surprise for everyone! The resort style pool and the tennis court were just perfect for our children (ages 6-13). They spent a few afternoon staying in the pool and just didn't want to go anywhere. The house is just so big that our children enjoyed playing hide-and-seek in it. There was also a BBQ stove for us to use so the adults could enjoy a few relaxed moments while the children were enjoying the pool. Howard, the owner of the property, was extremely helpful all the way throughout our stay. We received a very warm welcome with a lovely cake which his wife, Lily, prepared for us with our name on it. It was a very sweet thought! We were also recommended a couple of eating places which served wonderful Cubanese food. Overall, this vacation home was very well appointed and clean. We wish that we could stay for a few more days and explored Miami a bit more. To our surprise, our children said that they preferred Miami to Orlando (where we had spent 10 days before driving down to Miami) and we thought it was mainly due to this lovely vacation home. We would definitely recommend it to anyone who is planning to travel to Miami. Thanks a lot, Howard and Lily, for your hospitality. Much appreciated.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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The best 13 year Anniversary

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time here at casa lily.this

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Robinson 13 year Anniversary

  • 5 of 5

We had just a great time at casa lily! The home was just beautiful and clean.Spacious and lots to do.our group loved everything about the home .we now have a new vacation home in Miami. We thank Mr.& Mrs.Howard for giving us the opportunity to stay at there loving vacation home and The warm heart felt welcome Mr.Howard gave and the Pies and momaso his wife left was just delicious and sweet.This is one Great vacation home and more.Thank you again from the Robinson Family and friends.😙😙😙

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Robinsons 13yr Anniversary

  • 5 of 5

We had a best time just around the house even though its alot to do in Miami. Everything you needed & more was just like being at home. I have to add that i have OCD & the Cleanliness was so on point for me....we grilled out by the pool..had breakfast outside...I can go on & on..our entire group would like to thank Howard & His Lovely Wife for the pie & momaso that she had waiting as a welcome gift..awesome! We have chosen to make this our new vacation home. Thanks Again from The Goodings

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stockholm, Sweden

The perfect house for a big family holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic two-week stay over Christmas/New Years at Casa Lily and can confirm many of the previous reviews: This is a HUGE, very comfortable house with plenty of space (we were 6 adults and 4 kids) with a very fresh, warm and big pool!

We particularly liked the spacious shadowed patio by the pool and enjoyed most of our time and meals there while hanging by the house.

- From time to time we had beautiful peacocks strolling by in the garden which was very exciting for a bunch of Swedes like us : )

The tennis court and the table tennis was a great bonus and hours of fun for everybody!

The convenient location of the house gives you an easy access to many things to see and do In the Miami area. We particularly enjoyed the Wynwood Walls, South Beach, the Key West and the very nearby and well kept Miami Zoo. At the Zoo you should rent a 4-wheel family bike - a fantastic way to get around the park making it even more adventurous and fun! For Key West we would definitely recommend a minimum 2 night stay - we only stayed one (at Lighthouse Court Hotel = great!) but felt it was a bit short considering the 4 hour drive. On the way out we had lunch at Morada Bay Beach Café (at Islamorada) which is a great stop. In Key West The Hemingway House is a real gem, even if you're not into Hemingway. The beautiful house itself with 54 cool 6-toed (!) cats hanging around made it interesting even for the kids.

On the way home from Key West we stopped at the Bahia Honda State Park for a couple of hours, food is somewhat limited and basic but the beaches are great and probably among the best in the Keys.

Howard has been very generous and helpful whenever we needed some tips, and at the same time letting us enjoy his house with absolute privacy.

Thank you Howard and Lily for a fantastic stay!

//Henrik with families from Stockholm and Gothenburg, Sweden

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Great vacation house and just the perfect spot!

  • 5 of 5

We booked this place for a big family party and come together for my family from Germany.

Overall we were a group of 13 ppl (23-60 years) and were absolutely overwhelmed with this incredible nice and impressing house. Everyone had a great time - from playing tennis, hanging out at the pool, or just a nice barbecue at the terrace. It was so great to be there!

Also, Howard is such a nice guy and supported us with everything we needed to know about the place, surrounding area and hot spots close by.

He and his wife even prepared a nice welcome cake for us, incl. 2 bottles of champagne!!!

That was the perfect start into this unforgettable week...

As we liked it so much, we even extended our stay and just enjoyed this place for an additional night ;)

Thanks again to Howard for giving us the opportunity and having us at his house!!!

We will be back one day ;)

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Miami International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Miller Ale House and more
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Multiple Courses to choose from!
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Miami-Dade Metro Rail 3 miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Florida Turnpike
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many Restuarants & Venues!
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
water ski
Nearest Beach
22 Miles
Miami Beach
Car: recommended

The Perfect Location surrounded by million dollar homes, this is a beautiful private Mansion with all the amenities of a private Resort. Your own Tennis court, private bar, huge pool with waterfalls, etc. Family friendly, one of a kind architectural design. Minutes From famous MIAMI BEACH & GREAT LOCAL RESTAURANTS! Experience Miami life like a true native! Visit the Miami Seaquarium, Parrot Jungle, Metro Zoo, Homestead Speedway, Miccosukee Indian Reservation & Casino, the Everglades National Park, lighthouse tours, golf, boating, diving, snorkeling, many sporting events, world class dining, churches, fine and discount shopping, and the finest fishing grounds in the world with trophy fishing. All this and more year round! Have questions? Feel free to request additional information. Great for family & corporate reunions, Girls getaway, Guys get together, special retreats, and private family time!. Enjoy your Holiday vacation in our HEATED POOL, We welcome you with open arms!

Other Activities: South Beach, MIAMI BEACH, 35 minute drive to Key largo, Port of Miami home of the Cruise ships and about 25 minute Drive

Golf: Greater Miami has plenty to brag about when it comes to golf courses. We feature some of the most difficult courses in the world, & some courses have been rated in the top 10 courses by Golfweek. With courses as impressive as those, it's little wonder that a number of great professional golf tournaments call our city home. We even have the only public Miami Beach golf course in the Continental U.S. utilizing Paspalum grass. Greater Miami & the Beaches is home to one of four World Golf Championship events, the CA Championship, which features the top 50 players from the Official World Golf Ranking along with top finishers on the money lists of the six Tours comprising the International Federation of PGA Tours (PGA TOUR, European Tour, Australasian Tour, Japan Golf Tour, Asian Tour & Sunshine Tour). With Miami golf courses as impressive as those, it's little wonder that a number of great professional golf tournaments call the city home. Greater Miami & the Beaches is definitely not your average golf destination. We have over 30 public & private courses. A number of great professional and celebrity tournaments call the city home, including The World Golf Championships-CA Championship at the Doral Golf Resort and Spa. This event brings the best pro golfers from around the world to South Florida & takes place March 19–25. The Miccosukee Championship Nationwide Tour is held in October. Here you can see the best up-and-coming pros battle it out at the Miccosukee Golf & Country Club.


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Palmetto Bay House Rental Rates

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Special Summer Pricing
Apr 6 2016 - Sep 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $295 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 11.5%

The rates are based on a total of up to 8 guests and and excludes additional fees for special events, holidays, mid season periods and taxes. For each additional guest, there will be an additional fee of $25 per quest. Holidays have extra fee. Please email for quotes.

A 50 % deposit is due at time of Reservation and Booking.

50% of the total rental charges due at time of reservation and balance due 30 days prior to check-in date unless other arrangements have been agreed upon. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Required refundable damage security deposit due prior to check in or may be tendered in cash at check in.

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Palmetto Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6550 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , His and her privacy room, double sinks and vanity areas
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • Every Bedroom (except for bedroom #5) has its own full bathroom with all amenities, including soap,shampoo and conditioner.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , soft sided waterbed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    LIVING ROOM - 2 sleep sofa /futon , there are 2 Queen sofabeds
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Sealy-Serta Comfort Top King Size Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , These are Posture-Pedic Comfort Top Beds
  • All bedrooms have own private bathroom (except for bedroom #5), television, and patio. Master bedroom has private balcony, extra large hot tub/spa (big enough for three or four!), and an exercise room. Rate includes fresh linens and white soft towels.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 7 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Accept credit cards, WIFI,HOT TUB, Holiday family gateways. Please, NO SMOKING ALLOWED INDOORS. Please ask if you do not see what you are looking for. Pack-n-Play playpen and a high chair are available upon request. There is a ping pong table on premises ready for a good game. We also provide 4 tennis raquets and balls upon request for free. There is a shopping mall about 5 minutes drive with tons of restaurants and great shopping prices. There is security patrolling neighborhood 7 days a week, year round..

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