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Joan Andre

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Historic & Unique 2 Bdrm. Dramatic Pool Villa W/ Fireplace On Moorish Estate!

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 6 nights

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Dramatic 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Pool Villa On Gated Moorish Estate

A beautiful,exotic gated,secure and private moorish estate located on a coral rock bluff in the north coconut grove area offers this dramatic 2 bedroom 1 bath mini villa guest cottage. Pecky cypruss hand painted beamed ceilings in the living and dining rooms. An artistic hand tiled fireplace in the living room. Hardwood floors throughout. There are lots of windows that drowned the cottage with sunlight.

A formal dining room overlooks the decked staircase leading to the dramatic pool. Moorish arches inlaid in a thick stone wall surround the pool and pool patio area creating an old world feeling. A columned and arched pool patio with surround sound and summer kitchen and 1/2 bath finish this magical setting WiFi! There is a main estate that is also available for those large family vacations or corporate retreats.

Joan Andre (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

About Joan Andre

My name is Joan Andre' and I am a Broker-Associate with One Sotheby's International Realty. I have managed this home for the owner Mr. William Merlo for over eight years.


based on 7 traveler reviews

Historic & Unique 2 Bdrm. Dramatic Pool Villa W/ Fireplace On Moorish Estate!
average rating of 4.428571 based on 7 reviews

Excellent location,atmosphere and great hosts! The place has soul!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at Villa Valentino. Great historic estate that lived up to all our expectations and more! High ceilings-lots of light- clean and well appointed. Our kids had a blast in the pool and the nearby beaches. We shopped till we dropped in the Grove Village. We went to the Vita course which is a park right down the street next to the Sailing clubs. The park had different exercise stops and was right on the bay! Outstanding! I would definitely recommend this vacation rental to friends and family. Management and the maintenance crew were great! We couldn't of asked for more!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! See you again in a couple months with your family. It was great to see you again. Villa Valentino
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Great location , nice pool , poor maintenance

  • 3 of 5

The estate is large, it has a few buildings , can acomodate a large group or family , well located , close to coconut grove center .

Poor maintenance , rooms where dusty, windows are stuck ,window screens are missing. Light balbs are missing or not working, shower and kitchen faucet where broken or leaking, needs improvement!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family getaway

  • 5 of 5

This property has charm and space for large numbers. Our family of 15 spent 6 days. roomy enough for everyone to spread out . We also rented the 2 BR apt. The pool was clean and a good time was had by all.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We appreciate your business and look forward to your next stay!
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A taste of old Miami.

  • 4 of 5

Interesting property, very historic. We really enjoyed the pool and spa. Joan was very easy to work with and very accommodating. Great location for visiting our daugther at U of Miami and sightseeing in Miami.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Villa Valentino was absolutely wonderful! We had a family reunion and found this villa that could accommodate 18 of us in the main house, guest houses & pool villa. What a beautiful property! We were absolutely "wowed" by the beautiful home(s) and grounds. The home has so much history behind it which is so wonderful and you truly feel like royalty staying at this home. The pool and barbeque area is beautiful and we spent a part of every day poolside. The broker who handles this property was very easy to work and was very responsive to all my questions. I would recommend this beautiful home to anyone interested in a luxurious vacation stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Location

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time and luckily they kept the pool heated even though the date had past for them to turn off the heat, and when I say heated pool, I mean it was like a bath and we loved that. A very clean nice pool. When we first arrived which was at night, there were no lights near our entrance so we had to find flashlights in our suitcases to get the door unlocked. the unit was ok, clean, roomy but the living room is dark. Joan was great getting us what we needed. the Wireless was flakey, sometimes working and sometimes not working.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Coconut Grove
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Fisher Island
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Biltmore, Granada, Key Biscayne
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Miami train station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 1
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Coconut Grove
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Water skiing
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
key Biscayne, Miami Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Coconut Grove Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Departure fee $200
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Miami Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • 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
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
large capacity washer and dryer.

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