Beautiful Gated Coconut Grove Home
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Coconut Grove house description
Beautifully remodeled, our unique and inviting home features large rooms, eclectic furnishings (including many antiques), upscale appliances and a private yard with tropical landscaping in a setting just minutes from the heart of Coconut Grove, Biscayne Bay, downtown Miami and the beaches.
The spacious master suite has hardwood floors, a half-bath in the bedroom, a large walk-in closet and a luxurious master bath with 2-person Jacuzzi, beautifully tiled shower, smoked unpolished granite counters, twin sinks and a separate WC. Completely remodeled in 2010, the master suite includes a leather sofa, queen bed and antique furnishings including two unique “Bollywood” pieces we brought back from Europe. Occupying its own wing of the house, the master suite is a very private and luxurious space.
The large second bedroom, which was the original master, has its own ensuite bathroom which we enlarged and redid in 2010. This bedroom has a queen bed, antique oak dresser and rocking chairs, beautifully tiled floors and a walk-in closet.
The third bedroom is smaller but charming, with hardwood floors and several antiques. It has a pretty metal-framed day bed that converts to two full-height twin beds. Three antique art deco stained glass windows built into the bedroom wall contribute to the special feel of this room. A full bath is located directly across the hall.
All mattresses and pillows are enclosed in allergy covers and the house AC systems are equipped with high-end electronic filters to minimize dust and other airborne allergens.
The custom kitchen features stunning cabinetry and lighting fixtures, Italian floor tile and a separate breakfast area. It is equipped with upscale stainless steel appliances (Miele, Bosch, KitchenAid) and top-of-the-line cookware (Calphalon, Henckels, etc). The eclectic furnishings include an antique fireplace mantle from Connecticut, a retro atomic-age wall clock and beautiful round hardwood table. The adjacent laundry room has a new LG high efficiency washing machine and two Whirlpool Duet dryers. Unlimited hot water on demand is available throughout the house.
The living room is large and beautifully furnished, yet extremely comfortable. The recently-refinished red oak floors are complimented by two large Oriental carpets. Furnishings include an antique coffee table from India, leather chairs, an antique apothecary cabinet from mid-19th century Hungary, an oak dining table and an upright Steinway piano (for use by adults only, please). Three steps down from the living room is the Florida room, featuring a 50” flat screen LG TV with cable (and DVR), Internet-connected Blu-ray player (capable of accessing your Netflix or Hulu accounts, etc) and 5.1-channel surround sound.
The front yard features a large covered porch with slate flagstones, ceiling fans and speakers connected to the indoor stereo. It’s a great place to have your morning coffee or evening cocktail. A table and chairs can be used for outdoor dining. Kids and adults alike love the hanging Key West hammock chairs . This outdoor room looks out on tropical landscaping and is shielded from passersby by an architect-designed aluminum mesh fence.
WiFi is provided throughout the house by an Apple Airport Extreme base station with Airport Express repeaters.
Upscale white towels and linens are provided, along with beach towels and a sun umbrella, and the kitchen is stocked with basic cooking supplies (oil, vinegar, seasonings, etc).
All windows are impact glass. All windows and exterior doors meet Miami-Dade's strict hurricane code.
The Vizcaya MetroRail station is a short walk away. It’s a 5-minute drive to the restaurants, parks and nightlife of central Coconut Grove and Mary Brickell Village or to downtown Miami; 15 minutes to Key Biscayne and its beaches; and 20 minutes to South Beach. Miami International Airport is a 15-20 minute drive and it’s 30 minutes to Fort Lauderdale International.
- 3011 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Smoking Allowed:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- Spacious master suite has hardwood floors, a half-bath in the bedroom, a large walk-in closet and a luxurious master bath. Furnishings include a leather sofa, queen bed and antique furnishings. Blue Room was the original master and has its own ensuite bathroom, remodeled in 2010. This bedroom has a queen bed, antique oak dresser and rocking chairs, beautifully tiled floors and a walk-in closet. The Rose Room has hardwood floors has a nice metal-framed day bed that converts to two full-height twin beds. A full bath is located directly across the hall....moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
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- Coin Laundry
- Scenic Drives
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Sight Seeing
local services and businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
sports and adventure activities
- Jet Skiing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Water Skiing
- Roller Blading
- Pier Fishing
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Dining Area
- Iron & Board
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Dishes & Utensils:
Fully stocked with dishes, serving ware, Calphalon pots & pans, Henckel knives, wine & other beverage glasses, Cuisinart, blender, electric kettle, French press, cooking utensils, cookbooks...moreless
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Perfect in Every Way!
Perfect in Every Way!
We loved staying in this gorgeous home! Every bit as beautiful as it looks in the photos, the house is full of striking and unusual architectural details and lovely pieces of furniture. Beautiful and elegant, yet welcoming, warm and unpretentious - we felt perfectly comfortable staying here with a young child. The master suite is fantastic! The bedroom is huge and beautifully furnished. The master bath is like something out of a luxury resort with a huge gorgeously tiled walk-in shower and big-enough-for-two jacuzzi. We love to cook and the kitchen was perfect for us. The appliances, cookware, etc, are all high end and everything you need to prepare anything from a gourmet meal to a quick snack is provided. As much as we loved the house, our favorite spot was the large covered front porch which overlooks a beautiful tropical garden. We spent many hours dining, reading and relaxing there. Our daughter loved playing on the swinging chairs. The house is ideally located for exploring Coconut Grove, the beaches, Key Biscayne, and Miami, and is a great jumping off point for visiting the Everglades and Florida Keys. I can't think of a better place to stay in the Miami area!
- Guest Michael S.
- Date of stay 02/04/13
- Review Submitted 10/30/13
Beautifully appointed&Perfectly situated!
Beautifully appointed&Perfectly situated!
The home is truly that... a HOME. The owners are delightful, very accomodating and offer great communication for every request and need. There is also a property manager that is a delightful woman and is very responsive to any need or question that arises. The home is nicely laid out, comes with everything you might need for a short term or long term stay. All the amenities you might wish for are part of this rental! Perfect for a family gathering or a week-weekend get-a-way. It's perfectly situated in the heart of Coconut Grove and is easily accessible to every part of Miami. The home is spacious, yet cozy and is very welcoming. I am both a VRBO homeowner, and have rented through VRBO for many years, and I must say, this is a gem of a rental! Highly recommened....
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 09/21/13
- Review Submitted 10/15/13
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- Nearest Airport: Miami International at 6.5 Miles
- Nearest Train: Viscaya MetroRail Station at 0.5 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: I-95 at 1 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Key Biscayne at 4 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Many in center Grove & Mary Brickell Village at 2 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne at 5.5 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Many in center Grove & Mary Brickell Village at 2 Miles
Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: We're both from California; met in high school and reconnected 30+ years later. Leora (Herrmann) is a partner in a Miami law firm and Jeffrey (Pierce), who also has a law degree, has spent the last few years writing music. Recently, we have been splitting our time between Miami and Baltimore, where Leora's daughter, an up-and-coming fashion designer, is starting a business. We love travel, books (you'll find hundreds in the house), gardening, movies and music.
Why the Owner Chose Coconut Grove:
We bought our house because it is conveniently located, has larger rooms than most Miami homes, and has a big yard with large oak trees. We then set out to completely remodel it. The result is a product of our eclectic taste borne of our childhoods in California, Leora's lengthy stint in New England and Jeffrey's years living in London, Paris and Ireland. It is elegant, yet casual, and (we think) very very pretty. Some of our special touches include art deco era stained glass windows built into our interior living room wall, beautiful rose onyx shower tiles, custom Nantucket Blue kitchen cabinets, unpolished 'smoked' granite in the master bath, and -- our big weakness -- very cool lighting fixtures. Because we both love nature and the house is in the Grove, we replaced the front lawn with tropical plants, many native, and added a large covered porch equipped with ceiling fans and hanging hammock chairs. For privacy, our architect designed a brushed aluminum mesh fence. Most of our furniture was picked up over the years in California, New England or Europe. It's as eclectic as the house -- including items such as an antique fireplace mantle from Connecticut, 'Bollywood' wardrobes Jeffrey brought home from London, an antique apothecary cabinet and architect's desk (both from 19th century Central Europe), an antique oak breakfast table from Maryland and Oriental rugs.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Very spacious house with unique furnishings, many antique; very large and private master suite with separate WC and shower and a 2-person Jacuzzi; hardwood and imported tile floors; upscale appliances; and easy access to everything Miami has to offer.
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Living Room dining area with view of Florida Room. Antique oak table & chairs.
MBR: 'Bollywood' wardrobe from London; antique hand-painted Mexican mirror
View from MBR to full master bath. Door to master suite (not shown) is on left
Master Bath: Large marble & onyx shower; unlimited hot water on demand
Blue Room: Former master suite with Queen bed, ensuite bath and walk-in closet
Blue Room's ensuite bathroom (remodeled in 2010)
Full bath across from Rose Room; blue glass tile floor; subway tile in shower
Living Room: Antique oak table, Steinway piano, art deco stained glass
Eat-in Kitchen: Custom cabinetry, quartz counters; Italian floor tile
Architect-designed fence and tropical foliage create a lush private refuge
Hammock chairs on front porch. A great place to relax!
One of the orchids growing in the front yard
Master bedroom with queen bed, leather couch and antique wardrobes
Master bedroom has its own half bath in addition to full master bath
Master Bath: smoked granite counter, twin sinks, each with a backlit mirror
Master Bath: 2-person Jacuzzi with air, jets & chromatherapy; inline heater
Blue Room: Antique dresser and rocking chairs; ceiling fan; separate AC unit
Rose Room: Twin trundle bed; antique loveseat (antique storage unit not shown)
Living Room with view of covered porch; antiques, original art and photography
Florida Room: 50' plasma TV; Cable/DVR; Blu-ray player with Netflix/Hulu access
Gourmet kitchen: Miele gas cooktop; Miele oven; Bosch dishwasher; Calphalon
Large front porch with table/chairs, hammock chairs, ceiling fans, JBL speakers
Luxuriant garden of tropical & native plants screens house from passersby
Mexican petunias in the back yard
3 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
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