Hidden Oasis in the Heart of the Grove
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- Minimum stay:3-4 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Coconut Grove house description
Tucked away behind lush tropical landscaping, our traditional old grove house is a nice blend of modern furnishings and amenities with eclectic ethnic accents picked up while traveling the globe.
- 2400 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Alternative Lifestyle
- Pets Not Allowed
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7
- 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 can be made in advance of your arrival. A crib, 2 high chairs and 1 car seat are available upon request....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Our bathrooms have a minimalist approach.
- 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, one can stream movies with a subscription to Netflix. 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....moreless
- Books For Kids
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable:
- Games For Kids
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Wildlife Viewing
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Gambling Casinos
- Scenic Drives
- Paddle Boating
local services and businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Fitness Center
- Near The Ocean
sports and adventure activities
- Jet Skiing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Deepsea Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Dining Area
- Child's Highchair
- Toilet Paper
- Air Conditioning
- Towels Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Alarm Clock
- Split-System Air Conditioning
- Basic Soaps
- Clothes Dryer
- Parking Off Street
- Living Room
- Paper Towels
- Cooking Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Screen Porch / Veranda
- Outdoor Grill
- Porch / Veranda
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Wood Deck
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
- Unscreened Porch / Veranda
ReviewsWrite a review
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.
- Guest Deborah B.
- Date of stay 02/09/13
- Review Submitted 03/20/13
A Tropical Haven
A Tropical Haven
This was the first time we have used Home Away and we feel that we couldn't have chosen better The house is a real tropical haven just a short distance away from all the hustle and bustle. Clean, comfortable and short of nothing - the website pictures really do show you what it is like Nick and Francoise were extremely helpful throughout whenever we needed them but always without intruding on our privacy Coconut Grove was an ideal location for Miami and South Florida. The highlights for us were the Everglades and Fairchild Tropical Gardens If we go back we will certainly try to stay there again Chris & Jan, Yorkshire UK
- Guest Chris L.
- Date of stay 01/07/13
- Review Submitted 02/10/13
Family from spain
Family from spain
The house and the owners are great, we couldn' t have chosen better. Quiet location five minutes from dowtown south beach, close to everything. Beautiful house very well taken care and very well conditioned. The owners always helpful and accesible. We felt like home, away and very far from home. We truly recommend it!
- Guest Ana (Barcelona, spain)
- Date of stay 08/13/12
- Review Submitted 09/03/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers.
From CarlGuest comment entered by owner
We love this space for so many reasons and the owners are first rate; accommodating, laid back and have a great sense of style. Our film crew found the studio with its massive entrance and ability to pull right in, perfect for unloading/loading large amounts of equipment every evening/morning. The facilities are pristine yet warm. My wife and two young children joined the crew the last few days of filming and we were delighted that they had not only a high chair for our 10 months old, but had put together a crib for her as well. The location is perfect and easy access to anywhere in the city. Key Biscayne is ten minutes away and South Beach is a 15 minutes straight shot. The home is an inspiring, creative and cozy space. I would highly recommend staying here as a film crew or a family--if you'r planning a trip to Miami. It's an oasis.
- Guest Carl and crew and family.
- Date of stay 05/16/12
- Review Submitted 06/25/12
From the moment I arrived I knew I made the right decision, hotel vs rental property. I was instantly set at ease when I met the owners and toured the house. You can see that they care for their home, it was so clean and well maintained. The photos don't do it justice. Tucked away in a quiet Coconut Grove neighborhood this home offers serenity.The trees that surround the property remind you that you're not in Kansas anymore or DC in my case. It is the perfect home for several couples or a family to share. The house is spacious with a lot of windows and natural light. The furnishings are a mix of rustic and modern beautifully put together. The beds were very comfortable with soft linens and plenty of pillows. I slept well every night; truly my most restful vacation in a long time. I rented a car and was happy to have a driveway to park it at night. The car came in handy when I went to Fort Lauderdale for the day (30 mins away) and I drove to dinner a few nights in Coral Cables, which is just 3 miles from the house. Although I didn't go, South Beach was only 15 - 20 mins away. There are plenty of grocery stores and pharmacies nearby and lots of wonderful food choices. Admittedly, I took advantage of having a full kitchen and cooked several times. The owners are wonderful. They offered me the warmest welcome from the start and I instantly felt at home. Thank you!
- Guest Traci D.
- Date of stay 05/21/12
- Review Submitted 06/11/12
Owner response: We loved having you in our home and look forward to more visits.
Hidden OasisGuest comment entered by owner
What a great time we had staying at the Hidden Oasis in Coconut Grove. Close to everything but easy to get away from it all due to the lush landscape and the quiet neighborhood. The house and the rooms were exactly as described by Françoise and Nick on the VRBO site. The roominess of the house was very welcome and exceeded our expectations. The house and the property around it were very well maintained; the lush landscape also provided very good privacy. Nick and Françoise were excellent hosts and always available to answer any and all questions. When Françoise realized that we were arriving late in the vening, she went out of her way to provide our favorite foods for the next morning's breakfast-this was much appreciated. We loved the local bagel shop for breakfast. We enjoyed Fairchild Botanical Garden, The University of Miami, Little Havana and the Biltmore Hotel. I have already highly recommended this house to my friends and family
- Guest Chucks and Jane
- Date of stay 03/31/12
- Review Submitted 06/05/12
Charming house in great location
Charming house in great location
What a charming home! The house is exactly as pictured, with lots of character, very comfortable and with every amenity (super fast wi-fi internet and the most comfy office chair ever, netflix streaming, lots of books to read, etc). The location was very central, on a lovely, quiet street in the heart of the Grove, just 15 minutes to Miami Beach and 10 to Key Biscayne, walking distance to the Coconut Grove Village, Kennedy Park and the Fresh Market (what a treat!). The owners were very attentive to our needs, responded to our questions right away and took care of every detail. We highly recommend this home and hope to visit again soon!
- Guest Marina (Philadelphia, PA)
- Date of stay 08/07/11
- Review Submitted 08/16/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 15 - May 16, 2014
4 night min stay
Extra Nights: $300
May 17 - Nov 14, 2014
3 night min stay
Extra Nights: $300
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- Nearest Airport: Miami International Airport at 5.5 Miles
- Nearest Train: Metrorail to downtown at 0.25 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: US 1 at 0.25 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Key Biscayne at 4 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Many in the village at 1 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Key Biscayne, Biltmore Coral Gables at 3.4 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Coconut Grove Village at 1 Miles
Year Purchased: 1984
About the owner: 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.
Why the Owner Chose Coconut Grove:
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.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Lots of character, authenticity yet close to everything in Miami.
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Front of the house with its open front porch
Upstairs master bedroom
Hallway, stairs to master bedroom
Additional sleeping futon in great room.
Off street parking in driveway
View from the Front Porch Walkway to the street.
Screened porch in continuation of living room.
Hallway to bedrooms.
Great room under loft
Back deck off of kitchen and great room
Back entrance to the great room, studio.
3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
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