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Marsha McCarthy

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Bentley By Owner-Luxury For Less In The Heart Of Art Deco South Beach!

53 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

South Beach Condo Rental Photos and Description

Book my awesome sophisticated condo suite #500 with the best private ocean front balcony in the Art Deco area of Ocean Drive, at the FOUR STAR Bentley Hotel, directly on the Atlantic Ocean at 510 Ocean Drive in the heart of the ART DECO district of South Beach! You will find marble floors, granite counter tops, upscale furniture, a fully equipped kitchen and a bath with large shower, plush linens, free WIFI, excellent ocean view, outstanding balcony and very accommodating staff of The Bentley Hotel to serve my guests.

The Bentley has all the amenities one would expect from a prestigious FOUR STAR facility, including a rooftop pool and terrace offering breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean.

The condo suite offers:

Incredible ocean views, balcony

Fabulous location, walk to clubs, restaurants and upscale shops

Private bedroom, luxury bathroom with bidet

Large living room

Marble floors throughout

Fully equipped gourmet kitchen

Rooftop pool with whirlpool

Doorman, concierge, FREE WIFI

My guests are greeted warmly by The Bentley Hotel personnel. My condo suite is furnished with fresh linens and amenities, and maid service is provided by The Bentley staff. I DO NOT use any inferior off-site management, cleaners or products.

ALSO CHECK OUT MY 2ND TOP FLOOR BENTLEY CONDO VRBO# 895041

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Marsha McCarthy (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

About Marsha McCarthy

I have been a real estate agent in Buffalo NY for the past 26 years. I bought my condo suite on Ocean Drive in South Beach for a place to vacation with my family to enjoy the beautiful Miami sunshine!

Marsha McCarthy purchased this condo in 2008

Why Marsha McCarthy chose Miami Beach

I bought on Ocean Drive in South Beach because it is a place you can enjoy year round. People from all over the world want to visit South Beach. I love it because there is so much activity. Ocean Drive is non-stop fun! Everyone can enjoy people-watching, swimming, eating, shopping, and relaxing. Getting away from northern Winters isn't bad either!

What makes this condo unique

The Bentley is located at 510 Ocean Drive, the famous crossroads of Ocean Drive and 5th St., Miami Beach, considered to be a fabulous entertainment destination in the heart of all that South Beach has to offer. You can walk to everything from 5 star restaurants to neighborhood hangouts, hot night clubs to trendy bars and chic coffee cafes. OR you can spend quiet time in Lummus Park, walk the famous beach and relax at the roof top pool and on your private condo balcony.

My condo suite #500 has a spacious living area with a wall-mounted TV separated from a cozy bedroom with a 2nd wall-mounted TV, offering full privacy. The fully applianced kitchen opens out to the living area and a well-appointed marble bathroom with bidet offers upscale amenities. My suite has a huge private ocean front balcony with beautiful views of the action on Ocean Drive and one of most famous areas of Miami's South Beach! My guests will also enjoy the spectacular view from The Bentley Hotel's roof top terrace with pool and hot tub and lounge chairs that has been judged the 'Best Roof Top Pool' in the Art Deco area.

ALSO CHECK OUT MY 2ND TOP FLOOR BENTLEY CONDO VRBO# 895041

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you very much for your great review! I'm new to VRBO and know that your review will help others choose my special condo suite for their holiday get away. I remember emailing you several times to answer your questions about South Beach. I'm very glad that you enjoyed your stay in my condo suite. Please tell your friends and visit again in the future.
Oct 2012
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Reviews

4.8
based on 53 traveler reviews

Bentley By Owner-Luxury For Less In The Heart Of Art Deco South Beach!
average rating of 4.811321 based on 54 reviews
5

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our four day stay in the very well located Bentley condo, which is well suited for a couple with younger children. World-famous Miami Beach is across the street, and other locations are easy to reach - we travelled mostly with Uber. Excellent breakfast and dinner options in the streets behind Ocean drive for better value for money, but still on walking distance.

The Bentley hotel personnel is genuinly friendly and very accomodating. What is not mentioned in the announcement is that for an additional 25$ a day, we had breakfast and complementary drinks at happy hour time between 4 and 6 pm for two. There is also a table tennis and chess board in the patio of the hotel. Furthermore, the hotel offers free transport on south beach with an electric golf cart, to be ordered well in advance as there is only one driver servicing three hotels. Only positive surprises...

Marcha is a very reactive and reliable owner and it was very easy to plan our stay with her. We have encountered no problems whatsoever and only wish we could have stayed longer...

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Marc, Thank you for your 5 star review and for being a perfect guest with your wife and 2 children in my condo suite #500. I know you were in the US for a month long holiday and South Beach was your final stop. I'm so glad you chose to reserve my condo so that everything went very smoothly while you enjoyed Miami Beach and it's many charms. Thank you for mentioning so many highlights of your stay to let other travelers know how you enjoyed your stay and how cordially you were treated by The Bentley staff who take care of my guests for me. I hope you will enjoy your memories of the US for years to come. Please contact me if you are ever returning to South Beach in the future. Regards, Marsha
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5

Great position and nice view from the balcony

  • 5 of 5

The condo is well positioned on Ocean Drive - right at the start of the most interesting art deco stretch of hotels - and not in the middle where its quite noisy at night, at 5 floors high you really had a nice view of the ocean opposite. We really enjoyed the roof terrace of the hotel - its only a short stairway away - so you could be in the pool in less then a minute or on the beach in less then 5.

The owner was very co operative in getting us extra towels and sheets from the hotel - since we were a party of 4 and there were only 2 sets in the condo when we arrived.

There is small kitchen - which we did not use, since there was so much choice outside - both cheap and expensive - for those thinking of self catering the local supermarkets seem quite expensive.

My only negative points are:

The balcony doors really need some oil in there tracks - as they are quite hard to open - my 14 year daughter struggled.

You need to use 2 different elevators to reach the ground floor of the hotel from the condo.

The sofa bed is very soft and perhaps should be changed - I think 2 adults would struggle to sleep comfortably on it - the sofabed cushions appear only to have the white under covers.

Apart from that we were very happy with our 4 day stay in this condo.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello John, Thank you very much for taking the time to write your 5 star review of your stay in my condo suite #500. I hope you have fond memories of your trip to South Beach now that you are back home in the UK. It's great that you and your family enjoyed my private balcony and the awesome roof top terrace and pool and the ideal location on Ocean Drive. Thanks for mentioning your cons also. I just purchased the most expensive mattress available for the sofa bed and it probably doesn't fit everyone's comfort level. Sorry about that! I'll check out the sliding door too, but the fact that it is very large and hurricane proof makes it very heavy. Thanks again for being a perfect guest and I hope your review will help other UK travelers understand how easy it is to reserve and stay in one of my personally owned and conscientiously cared for condo suites at The Bentley. I would welcome you back at any time. Regards, Marsha
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Tampa, FL
5

Little gem in south beach!!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I just recently stayed at Marsha's condo for this past Memorial weekend and we had a wonderful stay.

Pros:

-great view of the beach since condo is on the 5th floor

- right across from the beach

-at a walking to distance to everything there is

-comfortable bedding and furniture/ fully furnished

-rooftop pool

-wonderful staff at the Bentley hotel

Cons:

-reservation was under a different name but Marsha quickly called the hotel and have it taken care of

-breakfast was not included

-mandatory cleaning on day 2 of a 4-day vacation for a fee each day

-no prices listed for snacks or drinks in the minibar

Overall, we enjoyed staying at the condo and will definitely book it again next time we are in town. Thank you for everything Marsha!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Bettina, Thank you for your terrific 5 star review. I am looking forward to your next stay in my top floor condo suite #500. I'm glad that the incorrect name on the reservation did not affect you and your boyfriend at all on your arrival. In addition I'd like everyone to realize the following: NO guest at The Bentley receives a "free breakfast." It is part of The Bentley resort fee ($25. nightly) that is NOT mandatory for my private guests and also that there is usually a printed price list in the mini bar basket supplied by Bentley in my condo. Sorry if it was missing on your visit. I called to have it replaced. Also, all of my guests are informed of the maid/housekeeping fees and valet parking fees when reserving my condo suite. I do not use any off site managers or "cleaners" who don't show up on a scheduled basis or leave a condo in less than perfect condition. I think of My condo as a special place for guests to enjoy their South Beach Experience. Thanks again for taking the time to write your review. I enjoyed correspnding with you many times prior to your holiday. Hope to be in touch in the future. Regards, Marsha
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5

Amazing location! The view was outstanding and the hotel superb!

  • 5 of 5

Traveling for my sister's bday with her fiancé was a blast as we arrived at Marsha's penthouse at the Bentley. Everything was exactly as described and the pull out couch for me was wonderful! I enjoyed having a full kitchen so we didn't have to eat out for every meal, but hey, if you are too tired to cook, there is a menagerie of wonderful resturaunts downstairs! Will definitely stay here again! Dealing with Marsha was a wonderful experience and I recommend anyone traveling to Miami and Southbeach to definitely stay here! Thanks!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Natasha, I knew you were a special person when you contacted me many, many months ago to plan your special Birthday surprise for your sister! I'm so happy that you, your sister and her fiance' enjoyed your South Beach holiday in my condo suite at The Bentley. Please come back again. I will love to have you as my guest again. Warm regards, Marsha
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4

Awesome view and location

  • 4 of 5

First of all the pictures are very representative of this condo. Very nice finishes in the kitchen and bathroom. The pool and sun deck were wonderful. Also, it was nice to be able to access all of the amenities of The Bentley. The staff answered any questions we had about shopping, restaurants, and things to see. Marsha was easy to work with and responded whenever we had any questions. My only concern was the sleeper sofa. I think it needs a new mattress or a good pillow top. I slept OK but would have a hard time sharing with another person. I would give this property a 4 1/2 star based on the sleeper sofa. Overall a great place to stay on vacation.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Peggy, Thank you very much for your great review. I just ordered the finest PLUSH BEDS sofa bed mattress that money can buy for my queen size sofa bed! I'm pleased that your winter get away from Wisconsin was a success in my condo in South Beach! Because the Bentley staff takes care of my guests and I do not use any off site managers or maid service, travelers who stay in my condo suite receive excellent service when they correspond with me AND when they are staying in my great condo. Thanks for writing. I hope to have you as my guest again in the future. Warm regards, Marsha p.s. The Plush Beds extraordinary sofa bed mattress was installed May 20th and my condo was totally repainted for an amazing year ahead. Marsha
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Halifax, Nova Scotia
5

Amazing view and perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

The place definitely exceeded our expectations. It was clean, tastefully decorated and the view from the balcony was priceless. I would say there is no better location to stay in South Beach, just step out and you are in the middle of restaurants, shopping and 30 seconds from the beach. At night we didn't find it too noisy. There is everything you could ask for. The pool looked great, but we didn't use it because of the beach proximity and so many things to do in the area! Marsha was excellent with customer service, very quick to reply and very informative. I would highly recommend this unit to anyone and I would not hesitate to book it again on my next visit!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Cynthia, You and your family came all the way from Nova Scotia, Canada to South Beach and I hope you will have your great memories of staying in my top floor condo suite to talk about during the coming years! It was great of you to take your time to write a 5 star review for me. I know you went on a cruise after your stay, and I hope you can have an awesome repeat vacation like this again in the future. Please be sure to call me, I'd love to have you as my guest again! Warm regards, Marsha
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Fabulous location in the HEART of the historic ART DECO district of South Beach! Walk to clubs, restaurants, and upscale boutique shops such as DASH, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, UGG, Steve Madden, Sephora, Banana Republic, Nicole Miller, Armani Exchange, and MANY MORE!

ALSO CHECK OUT MY OTHER TOP FLOOR CONDO VRBO #895041

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Rates & Availability

South Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jul 24 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
Autumn
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Holiday Season
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 29 2016
2 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
High Season
Dec 30 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$285
 

Additional information about rental rates

Nightly rate varies with the season and availability. Starting at $225 in Spring & Summer. Maid/housekeeping fee is due to The Bentley at checkout. I do not use any off site Managers or Cleaners. I am always available to answer your inquiry.

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Amenities

South Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 656 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 12 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The best that South Beach has to offer including the most outstanding Atlantic Ocean view and sandy beach area on Ocean Drive!

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