OceanView, 1 King Bed +2 Comfort Sleepers, 1 Bath, Private Rooftop (Sleeps 4-5)
About David Francis
The Sapphire Suite is a luxurious hotel penthouse exclusively available through Christian Francis, the premier leader in the extra exclusive, ultra luxurious, one of kind getaway. A quiet oasis in the most picturesque section of South Beach.
Why David Francis chose South Beach
The Sapphire Suite, Penthouse 09 is the Presidential Suite, the most private South East Corner Penthouse and the only suite in the building which affords Full South East Oceanviews from all areas of the Suite. If you have ever wanted the best. If you have ever waited for the best. Make no mistake about it. Nothing has ever prepared you to be pampered like this. No suite has better views, superior amenities, accommodation, and location.
Pool / Spa
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 4
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
This is a great property - best unit in the building - with fantastic views.
All of the tiny negatives aside the apartment itself was compact and very nice and central. Incredibly quiet for where it was. It is not mentioned much in their advertising but it's a pretty cool place to stay even with kids because downstairs there is a pool table, and other games, a bar that can be used when the weather is bad which is super helpful. They have a very nice restaurant for breakfast downstairs (we didn't eat other meals there) The pool was pretty small and not heated but we only used it briefly as we prefer the beach. We would probably stay there again but do not envisage a trip back to Miami any time soon. So for the negatives ..... The person that greeted us at arrival was clearly newly engaged in her job since she had no responses to our questions and had to text someone constantly. Better that the person on the end of the phone line deal with the check in on her own. Unfortunately the upper deck hot tub was not working (which we found out after we filled it at 8pm at night with water that was green). Sadly it took over 24 hours to repair. (again our agent had no idea what to do so I called the number supplied and dealt with someone else who did know what was going on) Our stay was only for about 36 hours and so we missed out on using the hot tub on the second evening since we had dinner plans. At 3am we were woken by a smoke alarm set off by another person staying in the hotel. We didn't realise it was that until I asked the next day. Apparently it is common since international visitors still try to smoke indoors. We though we had to be out by 11 the next morning so I text our agent asking if it was the case since we would have liked to try to have some extra time. She replied back to me at 3.45pm letting me know that we could have left at 12pm. All things aside this is a great little place and deserves to get a good wrap. Having too many people 'manage' it is not a good idea. The person on the phone dealt with everything just fine on her own.
This penthouse is a unique jewel. This write up, camouflaged as a review, is part of the tactics of the "infill trend" being deployed by developers as a strategy to force the sale of desirable water front properties. There are entities/individuals who have engaged in all kinds of illegal tactics to try to force the owners of this exclusive, famed penthouse to sell to them. There is no green water which could come out of the jacuzzi since it is municipal water that is chlorinated. This is absolutely false. The jacuzzi is cleaned and disinfected daily and emptied out after each and every use. Green water can only come from stagnant, unchlorinated water. There is no standing water which is left in the jacuzzi. If the water coming out of the pipes was green, the entire building would be shut down by the city of Miami Beach and no clients would be able to stay in any unit at the building. This penthouse is the presidential, premier suite in this luxurious building. This penthouse has a staff to guest ratio of 3:2. All text messages and phone calls from this individual were responded to in a timely manner within minutes of them being received. As a matter of fact they requested and were provided a late check out timely. The individual also had the option of calling the phone number to ask for a late check out to further confirm, which they did not do. The individual is doing the work of the entities/individuals which are trying to force the sale of this penthouse and take it away from the owners. For the discerning eye, please notice that this individual takes great effort to "innocently" talk nicely and politely about amenities which would not be reasonably remarkable enough to be commented about, such as a pool table, the restaurant's breakfast and bar which are owned by the same entities who are adversarial to the existence and successful operation of this remarkable penthouse, especially given her stated experience and compared to all the amenities provided in this penthouse suite. In Miami, the scheme of forcefully taking over beautiful, waterfront condos by developers, especially the ones which do not have the protection of the inclusion of the Kauffman language in their condo docs, has been given a nice label called the "infill trend". The correct word in reference to what is going on with the waterfront properties in South Beach would be more properly titled "Conspiracy to commit fraud and theft of property by Engineering Constructive Eviction". We will not be forced to sell this penthouse. We will keep it for the enjoyment of our esteemed guests. If I was a traveler, I would put more credence in the 100+ 5 star reviews and a management team such as that would never allow green water to flow out of a faucet. It is simply not credible.
We spent 4 nights here during Art Basel! It was a perfect location in easy walking distance to Art Basel, Scope, Aqua & "Untitled " art fairs. We took an Uber to Art Miami and Context, which was easy. The apartment was well equipped with a kitchenette & Nespresso coffee maker. The balcony and rooftop deck & Jacuzzi with ocean views was amazing. Front Porch restaurant on the 1st floor was awesome for breakfast. We had a wonderful time and can't wait to return!
This is one of our favorite places to stay in the whole world. We travel a lot and this elegantly appointed penthouse is a must visit. It is uniquely situated on the corner so you feel as if you’re in your own secluded house on the beach yet right in the middle of all the action of South Beach. It is hard to explain how this place makes you feel. It’s a very unique spot. Relaxing on the private corner rooftop terrace next to the jacuzzi gives you the feeling of being on the top floor but not so high up that you miss the smell of the ocean breeze, all the sights and sounds of the beach. The bed and leather sofas are luxurious and very comfortable . The owners have paid attention to the details and made this place very special. Definitely will be returning year after year.
One of a kind property in the heart of South Beach
Penthouse 09 is one of a kind with a rooftop hot tub and great views of the ocean. The staff that service this penthouse suite were extremely responsive and helpful. Perfect location right in the heart of South Beach with Lincoln Road and the ocean a few paces away.
The Penthouse is centrally located amidst the plethora of restaurants, boutiques, galleries on the prime and most coveted section of South Beach within steps to Lincoln Road Mall and the blue ocean.
Within steps to everything desirable under the sun, Lincoln Road Mall and the historic Espanola Way, art galleries, renowned restaurants such as Prime One Twelve, Smith & Wollensky's, Joe's Stone Crabs, Convention Center, Jackie Gleason Theater, Bass Museum, Miami Beach Marina. American Airlines Arena and Bal Harbour are within 10-15 minute drive.
On-site Restaurant: Named by Bon Appetit Magazine as one of the top 50 restaurants in US.
~Extraordinary Culinary experience by celebrity chef.
~Spacious outdoor dining patio area.
~VIP & Private dining booths.
~Private Wine Room.
~In-room and Rooftop Terrace Massage/Spa Services.
~80 ft. long heated glass bottom pool w/ poolside bar.
~Whirlpool hot tub.
~On-site boutique clothing store.
~On-site Fitness Center.
~Free Wi-Fi in suite, public areas, & meeting rooms.
~High-Tech Security Features.
Other Activities: On-site nationally acclaimed Restaurant.