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Françoise or Nick

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french

Hidden Oasis in the Heart of the Grove

10 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

Coconut Grove House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6 .

Tucked away behind lush tropical landscaping, our traditional old grove house is a nice blend of modern furnishings mixed with eclectic ethnic accents picked up while traveling the globe.

Our guests enjoy both our secluded front porch or the side screened one. The living room in the front of the house is next to the kitchen and dining room but you can also relax in the large

open room in the back with a convenient acces to large garage doors for our sailors.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Françoise or Nick (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french

About Françoise or Nick

I grew up in France where my first profession (ballerina) took me to different part of my country and Europe. Later I came to California where my children were born. During the 90's Nick and I lived both in Paris and Miami while he pursued his fashion photography career. When I first came to Miami I chose Coconut Grove as then it was the center of cultural activities and home of many artists.

Françoise or Nick purchased this house in 1984

Why Françoise or Nick chose Miami-Dade County

This has been our home in this unique neighborhood for a long time. The children are gone and we would like to share it with guests on occasion allowing us to travel too.

What makes this house unique

Lots of character, authenticity yet close to everything in Miami.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your house has been a wonderful experience for us. It has such a fantastic feeling and a real personality. It's so gorgeous!! We thank you for allowing us to rent it for our stay in Miami. If we visit this way again we will be back here if it's available.

We would also extend a warm offer if you ever do venture to the west of Australia to come for a surf and stay with us.

Love from the Aussie Yachties
Mar 2014
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Reviews

4.9
based on 10 traveler reviews

Hidden Oasis in the Heart of the Grove
average rating of 4.9 based on 13 reviews
5

Fantastic Bungalow with like family owners!

  • 5 of 5

Hidden Oasis in the heart of the grove is just a fantastic house to rent if your vacation, business, or in our case sailing regatta's take you to Coconut Grove. My racing crew and I have stayed at this lovely house for 4-5 weeks every winter since December 2001. That said, by now the owners are practically like family and I look forward to seeing them every year...in fact we even exchange Christmas cards! The decor is hip and fresh and the setting is serene. What is even better is the location...all that CG has to offer is within a lovely walk...bring a bike and your range extends to even more Miami has to offer. There is little I look forward to more than returning to my temporary oasis in CG after a long day of racing to enjoy a cocktail on the patio then a short walk to dinner at Berries. As for the particulars the oasis is clean and the owners have always been responsive with any request...and yes I would recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Marvellous, relaxing - the perfect Miami home.

  • 5 of 5

We are repeat visitors! This has become our go-to Miami home. Francoise and Nick are the most wonderful hosts; welcoming, gracious, helpful and lovely.

Nick and Francoise care very much about their beautiful home and it is a great privilege to be able to stay at such a beautifully appointed and meticulously clean home on a magnificent lot in the palm trees. The layout of the house is wonderful, there are different spaces that we tend to use at various times of day. Breakfast in the screened in side porch is a peaceful way to get your day started, drinks and snacks on the front porch is a nice way to wind down. It is nice that the bedrooms are in a different area than the living areas, early risers don’t disturb those who sleep in.

The location of the home is great if you enjoy peace and quite yet walking distance to the heart of the retail / commercial area of Coconut Grove. Monty’s is walking distance and there is easy driving access to the highways and airport. It is a quick drive for groceries too.

We highly recommend staying at Nick and Francoise’s although, once you’ve stayed, you’ll want it to be your own little secret!

Jennifer and Russell

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Curacao Family of 3

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Nick and Francoise's beautiful home. Although I never got to meet Francoise she was still in contact via email and Nick was a charming and helpful host who went above and beyond.... Even taking me to the grocery store when we arrived.

They had everything set up to help our 2 year old settle in nicely and some great tips about where to eat and a lovely park we could walk to. Their home is well appointed and in a peaceful and beautiful area. We could walk into the relative hustle and bustle of Coconut Grove if we chose, or equally it wasn't far to drive to everything we wanted to visit while in Miami.

I would definitely recommend staying here and would happily stay if we visit Miami again.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Inga thank you for your kind words. I certainly hope to meet you next time! I know Nick is very attentive to the needs of our guests and I am glad you appreciated his efforts.
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5

Grove Perfection

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect residence and welcoming hosts. We had two couples and a single staying and we instantly felt at home and comfortable in a stylish, modern house that was amazingly, built in 1932. It was close to all amenities but in a quiet, tropical, neighbourly area.

Thanks for a great stay...

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You came from so far and we were sorry we could not have you for your entire stay in the Grove as previous bookings conflicted with your arrival, but we enjoyed finally having you in our home. Our old house circa 1923 likes to be appreciated! We look forward to meeting you again here or in Australia.
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4

Great house. Very unique!

  • 4 of 5

The house is lovely, quiet, clean and charming. The location is great. I'd had given it 5 stars if it had a microwave, a decent sized TV and payments could be made via Paypal or credit card.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Stunning Property

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful stay at this beautiful house. The owners are a warm and delightful couple who made us feel so welcome.

Not only is the house beautifully stylish and clean but the location is fantastic. We hate noise, particularly at night and it is very quiet here yet so close to all the main attractions of the area. We only stayed 6 nights but need to come back as there is so much to see in and around Miami.

The front garden is delightful and so private - we spent a lot of time on the front porch when we came home from our sightseeing.

Locally we recommend the bagel shop for breakfast. It takes 2 minutes to walk to from the house - Nick showed us a short cut. (It doesn't look much from the outside but it is very good and cheap! Always full of locals which is a good sign)

The restaurant, Berries is also only 3 minutes walk from the house and had a very good menu.

Lots of beautiful shops and restaurants in Coconut Grove.

We highly recommend this property and would certainly stay here again if we come back to Miami.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
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Map

Paragon Grove 13
Berries
Scotty's Landing -- CLOSED
Nearest Airport
5.5 Miles
Miami International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Many in the village
Nearest Golf
3.4 Miles
Key Biscayne, Biltmore Coral Gables
Nearest Train
0.25 Miles
Metrorail to downtown and airport
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
US 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Berries, Happy Wine, many in Coconut Grove Village
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Key Biscayne
Car: recommended

Coconut Grove, built along Biscayne Bay is known for its lush tropical canopy . An artist colony in the 50's it still hosts one of the best Art Festival in the country. Our charming village offers some of the best dining, unique shopping, movie theaters as well as two beautiful parks along the Bay: Peacock for concerts and Kennedy for exercising and star gazing. Our neighborhood is proud to harbor some beautiful mansions such as Viscaya, the Barnacle, a museum of Science and Planetarium as well as amazing gardens Fairchild Tropical Garden and the Kampong.

It is a 5 mn walk to Kennedy park, Dinner Key Marina and the village from our home. South Beach is a 10 mn drive. A bike path will take you to Key Biscayne or the South Grove. Tennis courts are available 3 mn away and Golf courses within a10 mn drive. Or go to the Seaquarium for a swim with dolphins. Our beautiful Performing Art Center as well as the AA Arena, home of the HEAT, are minutes away by our local Metrorail.

Other Activities: Many sailing races : Rolex Miami OCR, Bacardi Miami sailing week, Columbus Day Regatta, Sony EricssonTennis Tournament, Coconut Grove Art Festival, Art Basel, Boat show and more...

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Rates & Availability

Coconut Grove House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
$500
$3,000
 
 
Christmas, New Year
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
$500
$3,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $125

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Our rates may fluctuate pending the number of guests and the length of stay. Please be as specific as you can when asking for availabity.

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Amenities

Coconut Grove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , rain shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Our bathrooms have a minimalist approach. The master bath has a rain shower fixture.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • All our bedding is new and made of fine organic cottons. In addition to 3 queen size beds a full size Futon provides extra sleeping under the loft, in the studio. Arrangements for rental of a child stroller or bed can be made in advance of your arrival. A crib, 2 high chairs and 1 car seat are available upon request.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Our home vintage 1923 features pickled original wood floors throughout , casement windows all around inviting the lushness in. It is located on a very quiet street (cul-de-sac) friendly to pedestrians. Enjoy relaxing and watching the sunset on the open front porch in total privacy, have breakfast in the screened porch surrounded by vegetation. The master bedroom bathes in shades of whites while the downstairs one plays a more exotic tune with african kuba cloth accent or read books in the third bedroom more traditionally appointed. TV sets are in both front and back part of the house. The village is minutes away with its many shops, restaurants, theaters as well as well maintained public tennis courts. It is a 5 minutes walk to Biscayne Bay, Kennedy park and the Fresh Market. A massage therapist for your pampering lives nearby.

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