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Benjamin Dickert

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

summer $75.00 a night Congress Hotel ,Oceanview balcony studio on Ocean Drive

32 Reviews
Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

South Beach Studio Rental Photos and Description

Privately owned Condo-Hotel With King Bed on Ocean Drive

Ocean Drive unit that is Modern and spacious in the heart of South Beach!

Step outside and the beach is directly across the building. Restaurants, shops and night life are all literally outside your door along Ocean Drive. Walk everywhere, with no need for taxis or rental vehicles. Lincoln Road is also a 5 minute walk from this location. South Beach consists of a large geographic area, but only a small part of it has all the shops/restaurants/night life – THIS IS IT!

This renovated privately owned unit with spectacular mahogany wood floors is at the congress Condo Hotel on Ocean Drive. This large studio has a full bathroom with tub,king size bed,sleeper futon, and kitchen. The suite is a hip oasis of comfort and delight in a hot South Beach hotel in the middle of the action.Walk across the street to the beach. Enjoy the hotel amenities without paying the hotel prices. sit on the balcony and enjoy the ocean breezes and perfect for morning coffee. No extra fees such as a resort fee which many hotels add to the bill.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Benjamin Dickert (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Elizabeth







Great location and everything was easy and beautiful. Thank you.
Oct 2015
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Reviews

4.1
based on 32 traveler reviews

summer $75.00 a night Congress Hotel ,Oceanview balcony studio on Ocean Drive
average rating of 4.125 based on 33 reviews
5

Awesome studio in the heart of south beach

  • 5 of 5

This studio was perfect for our mini getaway. It was spacious, clean and comfortable with the beach right across the street. It was great to go downstairs and enjoy all of what south beach had to offer. The nightlife at your doorstep. Thank you Benjamin! I look forward to booking with you again.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Not what I expected

  • 1 of 5

The property is in a prime location right across from the beach, however it needs major upkeeping. There is a moldy smell coming from the vents. The room stood damp at all times and even my dry clothes felt wet, so good luck even trying to dry wet ones. There is mold on the bathroom ceiling and the shower curtains definitely need to be changed. The curtains for the apartment are see through at night so everyone can see what you're doing as they walk by. The floor in the kitchen was coming apart and the dishes were dirty and cloudy. The patio furniture is all rusted and the beach chairs were dirty / broken. There was only one open roll of toilet paper and when we asked for extra at the congress hotel they told us no because it's a private unit. Understandable this is a private unit, but it should have more than one roll of toilet paper. My only pro was the location.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry that my condo was not acceptable for your stay. As I cannot change your opinion, the reviews of other guests differ greatly from yours. I have addressed most of your issues with the condo. Thank you ben
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5

This place was simply perfect!

  • 5 of 5

I went to Miami for a anniversary trip with my mate. This place was very affordable & has a perfect location. Before the trip any & every question I had was answered in a timely manner. We arrived around 9pm, the front desk was friendly & helped us find our room. The condo was very spacious & had everything we needed for 5 days. There are a couple cosmetic updates that need to be done but nothing major at all. The balcony had an amazing view of the ocean & is a great place to dry all of your wet clothes. The location couldn't have been better. The beach is literally on the opposite side of the street & every restaurant that you could think of was literally on the sidewalk outside the hotel doors. Everything was so close that I only uber'd twice in 5 days (once to go downtown Miami & once to go to the nude beach) lol. No complaints at all. If & when I come back to Miami, I will definitely rent this place again. It's more space than you would get in a hotel room, at half the price.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Wonderful but a few things

  • 4 of 5

I was very inpressed with the condo. The location was perfect. The room was very clean the bedding was clean and so was the pillows and towels. However their were wooden slacks that needed to be glue to the floor by the kitchette part. One of the table legs was very wobbly. The shower curtain liner need to be change before another guest come, as well as the mold by the shower head. These things are very minor compared to the location,price and, cleanliness of the property.

Thank you Benjamin we enjoyed ourselves.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Perfect stay for Memorial Day weekend

  • 5 of 5

We arrived for Memorial Day weekend in which the weekend is known to be hectic. First of all, our plane arrived before check in time and we were able to check in early. The Congress hotel had day time socials and a day time pool party which was perfect for the weekend. No words can explain the experience we had. Everything was exactly how it was pictured. Great location, no need for a car perfect. Benjamin was so responsive on all my emails. Overall stay was absolutely perfect!! Will be returning soon for a short vacation

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Location-AMAZING Everything else... well you will have to read below.

  • 2 of 5

So lets just start with "pros" this place has to offer

1. Location, you just can't beat it, especially for the price. You walk outside your door and you are in the heart of all the action. Now, if you are vacationing with young children beware they will be exposed to A LOT; however, young adults and any one else, if you want to be in all the action, the location is awesome. Plus, the beach is steps from the door, so the convenience of that is spectacular as well!

2. The roof top pool...simply AMAZING! The view is second to none. The only downside though, was the music. The bartender plays the music over the speaker from his phone and you would hear every ding when he received a text message (annoying) & he played what he wanted to hear not music the guests wanted to hear (but that is just me being picky I guess).

3. The space within the condo. It is very roomy, has good amount of storage for your wardrobe, toiletries, groceries, etc.

Now taking a look at the "cons"

1. Location (lol) --Being a 25 year old single male, the location was perfect for ME, but if you are looking to sleep...good luck doing so before 3am. Let's just say the party never stops.

2. The Shower- it is a very odd shower. Though it is very nice that it has a "rain" shower head, the shower itself does not drain. We would shower off after the beach and the next morning the shower floor was black with dried sand.

3. The bed and the pillows- the bed itself is very large and comfortable but everything else was gross. The pillows had absolutely no fluff and stains...in order to prop your head up one person had to use 3 of the four pillows provided. There were no extra sheets for the bed so you didn't even have the option to change mid stay. The best we could do was remove the sheet, shake it off and hang it outside...but when removed the sheet we notice the mattress was marked with MULTIPLE stains.

4. The place overall-Everything seemed to be falling apart. It was as if there is no upkeep. drawers were broken, cupboards were loose and broken, major chips in the corner drawer by the stove, floor boards separating the wood from the tile weren't nailed down, the table legs weren't secured properly, etc.

5. The cleaning team- Though i appreciate having a nice clean room, they had no regard for professionalism or politeness. They just opened the door without knocking and started cleaning WHILE WE WERE SLEEPING.

It's a place to get drunk at the beach and sleep, not to relax.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review and informing me of the unkept condition of my condo. I have informed maintenance to these issues and they will be taken care of this week
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
miami international
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
395
Nearest Beach
miami beach/south beach
Car: not necessary

Car: not necessary

Located on the heart of South Beach!

City rental bikes are located on the other side of the building - you don't even need a car to enjoy everything South Beach has to offer from my condo!

If you come by private or rental car, parking structures are available.

The parking structure 1 block away charges $2/ hour and an other public parking structure 2 blocks away charges $1/hour:

16th Street & Collins Ave. (1557 Washington Avenue)

0 - 1 hrs $ 1.00

1 - 2 hrs $ 2.00

2 - 3 hrs $ 6.00

3 - 6 hrs $ 10.00

6 - 24 hrs $ 16.00

Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 p.m. - 5:00 a.m. for a flat fee of $ 10.00

After 05:00 a.m. maximum rate applies.

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Rates & Availability

South Beach Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$75
 
 
fall
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 27 2016
2 night minimum stay
$125
 
 
Winter
Oct 28 2016 - Nov 29 2016
2 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
art basel
Nov 30 2016 - Dec 5 2016
2 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
winter
Dec 6 2016 - May 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
memorial weekend
May 25 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$75
From
$100
Fri,Sat,Sun
$650
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $80
Tax Rate 13.0%

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Amenities

South Beach Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • king size bed,sleeper futon
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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