Set right on the sand, only steps from the open sea, this beautifully located building is situated just south of 5th street on south beach's famous ocean drive, a major thoroughfare within easy walking distance of versace mansion and all of the region's must-see sights and activities, making it a premiere vacation spot for families, friends and solo travelers alike. With a colorful yet laid back design that perfectly captures the vibrant miami beach atmosphere, this trendy condo offers a guest lounge, an outdoor swimming pool and recreation area, and, right outside, immediate access to the sprawling beaches that make up miami's iconic coastline. With all of south beach within easy walking distance, and transportation options to the rest of miami's tourist attractions, ocean drive is a great choice for those looking to live it up and soak in an abundance of atmosphere and style.
The photos and description are spot-on. The unit is very clean and well maintained, with excellent bedding and electronics (they only provide two beach towels, though). The kitchen is minimally but adequately equipped. The bathroom is on the small side, but conveniently has doors both to the bedroom and to the living area.
The view is exactly as shown in photos, though if you look down the view is of a parking lot, and the street lights are quite bright at night. The building is charmless but well maintained, and the location cannot be beat: just south of the craziness of Fifth, but convenient to all. The beach is wide and was never crowded, and at least while we were there, the surf was shallow for yards out, so it was really safe for swimming and would be great for kids. You can exit the building via the pool deck at the back, and it's a 1-minute walk via the public path right onto the beach.
Very quiet, we never heard any neighbors (or saw them on the other balconies, which was odd). The unit is on the outside and second-to-top floor, which may be why (also the concrete construction). Our only quibble: the blinds in the bedroom were translucent not room darkening, and the building faces east, so it got bright (and hot) early in the morning. We noted this to Sky City, so maybe they will change the blinds?
The Sky City team was very responsive, and met us at the building as soon as we arrived. We rented the parking space, which was handy, though SoFi is walkable, and taxis are plentiful and reasonable (and there's a DecoBike station two blocks south).
Overall, a great option in SoFi!
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway.
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the 3 works are VALUE, VALUE, VALUE!
the 3 works are VALUE, VALUE, VALUE!
Guest Jesusa V.
Date of stay 07/11/13
Review Submitted 07/23/13
First off, Brian and Gail an excellent communicator. Best view in Sobe!!! The condo is AWESOME! Spacious and modern chic furniture and the kitchen is fitted out with all the mod-cons. The condo is at beach front that is second to none. It was amazing to watch the ocean under the clear blue skyline with a glass of complimentary bubbly! The apartment is a few minutes walk to the actual restaurant, shops, and cafe. My advice would be to book a vacation at this condo where everything is walking distance to enjoy the view of the ocean and have the option of parking space for rental car, or be on foot on the ocean drive itself. My friends and I did this so it gave us the best of both worlds. The area location really is quite and clean. It really depends on what you are looking for. If you want to visit the quite beautiful south beach reserve Sky City Ocean Drive.
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