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Historic House 5 miles to South Beach, Downtown, Gables

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Only one and a ½ blocks from World Famous Calle Ocho, in the center of Miami’s Historic Cuban District, your Miami vacation home is just a few steps away from cafes, shops, restaurants, museums, Cuban cigar boutiques, and art galleries, and a 5 minute walk from the Domino Park, The Tower Thearter, Cubaocho, and the Casa de Tula.

Situated in the absolute heart of Miami between Calle Ocho and 5th at 15 avenue, this 1500 square foot Miami two-bedroom house features new furnishings, flat screen TV, gated and secured parking for one vehicle, porch, and sleeping accommodations for a maximum of four to six.

* Flat screen TV

* Cable with PPV

* Central air conditioning

* DVD & CD Player

* One and a ½ blocks from Calle Ocho

* Completely furnished... New linens, towels, everything...

* Two queen-size beds

* One Leather Convertible Queen Sofa

* One Wide Porch with a Hammock

* Full bath

* Full kitchen

* Towels, blo-dryer and iron are included.

* 5 minute drive to the New Marlins Baseball Stadium.

* 5 miles to South Beach

* 5 miles from Miami International Airport


'Raul, we would like to take some time to thank you for allowing to stay at your house. Even though we would have liked to stay longer than 4 days, we had a great time. We loved the sights!” Alba

'Raul, the house was in a perfect location to access everything we wanted to see in Miami. Thanks for letting us stay at your place! We will definitely be visiting again!” Tania

'Thank you for providing a great place to stay last week. We had an awesome time checking out everything. Thanks for making the process so pain free.” Lourdes

'We had a wonderful time! The house was in a quiet area, and we were able to walk around and take in everything! The café house you recommended was fantastic. Thanks again.” Jose M.

'Raul, just dropping a note to you to say thanks for renting us your place in “Little Havana.” Hopefully we can make it down there soon. Thank you very much.” Alan R.

'The “bungaloe” was incredible! Everything was taken care of, and the parking space was very very useful. Everyone was so friendly and the atmosphere was a mix of small town and busy city… I want to come back and eat at “El Esquisito” again!!!” Laura

'Hi again Raul, Thank you for providing us with a memorable stay in Miami. It was a great location, you can walk everywhere and you can drive from the house to all the great spots you showed us. Thanks again for going out of your way to make sure we were taken care of.” - Javier and Steph

Keywords: casa, house, bungalo, bungaloe, bungalow, casita

More Details


East Little Havana House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Brand New Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Playpen and High Chair Available, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • ice skating
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
The house can be rented as a 3 Bedroom 2 bath for $40 extra per night to fit up to 8 people easy. Ask owner for more details


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Historic House 5 miles to South Beach, Downtown, Gables
average rating of 3.7333333 based on 15 reviews

Great value

  • 5 of 5

The House was a lot larger than it appeared in the photos. The instructions were clear on how to navigate the locks and gate which was appreciated. The bedding and towels were laid out which was great. The furniture was all very comfortable. For the price, this place was a great value. The only downside was the utensils were a bit dirty and it could use a thorough cleaning, but all the linens and towels were definitely laundered and fresh.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Not at all what we expected

  • 2 of 5

My three business partners and I took the trip for a business retreat. the house was nothing like we expected. The property description does not make it clear that this is a shared unit and that unfamiliar people come and go through the gate to access the second unit at the back of the house. At one point someone tried to enter our area while we were sitting in there.

The floors were not clean, The pull out couch was absolutely disgusting, so much so that two of my partners slept on the couch at opposite ends. Additionally, we had to have a comforter replaced on one of the beds because it was dirty and we had issues with the toilet not flushing completely. The comforter and toilet were addressed immediately by Raul, the owner, who was very responsive throughout our visit (This is why two stars and not one).

Finally, there was a stench in the house that settled there every time we left for the day and would return. It was reminiscent of moth balls and mold. In fact one of my partners and I coughed consistently throughout the evening while staying here until we went out and purchased some Zyrtec. I don't believe that this smell is new to the owner, but he accused my partners and I of smoking weed in the house to hold our cleaning deposit. No member of team smokes.

Ultimately, as a group that travels all over the world, we were in London the week prior, this stay tops the list of our least favorite.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Highly problematic guests who left a disgusting mess all over the place, the toilet running, and smoked cannabisn in my house. The stench was disgusting. Do not rent to this person.
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Good location although area slightly run down,Great bars and restaurants beach only 15 minute drive

  • 3 of 5

Able to park on private drive. Entered property into sparse living area. Kitchen compact, in need of new crockery. Front Bedroom okay. Back bedroom okay although bed was broken and owner did not repair bed When asked although he did send some crockery. Rest room has spacious shower, vanity unit needs updating

Property is worn although it was clean and with some tender love and care could be

Four or even five star

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Not what we expected

  • 1 of 5

This property was not what we were expecting. So much so that we departed a night early. The property description does not make it clear that this is a shared unit and that unfamiliar people come and go through the gate to access the second unit at the back of the house. It is one house divided by two interior doors into two units with an "in-law suite" in back. We were not aware that our valuables would need to be stored in the safe and that despite several attempts we would be unable lock it properly. The house instructions stated that, “…we are not responsible…for a guest’s refusal to use the safe.” From this statement, we came believe that theft is a concern. This was made more clear to us to by the barking of “trained attack dogs” next door. A sign on the adjacent property stated, "This property is guarded by trained attack dogs." In all of our travels, we have never seen a sign such as this.

This property may be a good choice for men traveling alone but the same is not true for a family with teenage girls. While I understand from emailing the owner that the shared nature of the unit was disclosed in the contract I hope he will consider adding to the property description that this is a shared unit in which others come and go through the gate, that it is necessary to keep valuables in a safe, and that trained attack dogs are next door.

We love to travel. We love experiencing other cultures and we are the opposite of high maintenance. We are not people who complain about the comfort of the beds or the temperature of the water. We hope this note will encourage the owner to revise the property description to more accurately reflect both the unit and the neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Downtown Miami

  • 4 of 5

Overall it was a great stay. No major issues. The owner of the property was very prompt whenever I had any questions. Also, would recommend getting a vehicle for this location. It was very easy to get to I-95 and etc. I would recommend this place to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect, quintessential Miami house

  • 5 of 5

My two young sons and I stayed here for 4 days and absolutely fell in love with the area. We spent every morning and every evening on the beautiful porch. I would highly recommend staying here if you like to get a true feel for the city and the community, over staying in a cookie-cutter hotel. Definitely will return!!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

Why Raul chose East Little Havana

This was my home for a long time before I started seeing more and more visitors interested in the area!

What makes this house unique

5 Minutes to Miami, U of M and Hospitals

15 Min from Miami Int Airport, 5 miles from South Beach)

Every year, thousands of tourists visit Miami. Just 2 blocks away, visitors can come and take in all the historical sights, museums, experience the festivals, taste the unforgettably delicious food, the wake you up on the spot Cuban coffee, and use the location as a base to experience all of what South Florida has to offer: the beaches, the attractions, shopping and activities, as well as visit the nearby places of Downtown, Bayside Shopping, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Key Biscayne, and Miami Beach.


Jungle Island
"Great place to enjoy beautiful animals and birds!"
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
"Nice change of pace if you want to venture out of South Beach into Cocnut Grove. Just 5 mile..."
Bayside Marketplace
"Great place to relax, eat, and see boats both day and night."
Versailles Restaurant
"One of the oldest restaurants in Miami serving incredibly delicious Cuban food"
American Airlines Arena
"Visit the home of the Miami Heat and enjoy other events at the Miami Arena"
Rusty Pelican
"Great food right on Key Biscayne 5-10 minutes from the property!"
Miami Seaquarium
"Enjoy the wonderful shows and sea creatures!"
"Another incredibly tasting Family oriented friendly atmosphere restaurant. Wonderful servers"
Bayfront Park
"Home of Ultra Music Fest, just 3 miles away."
Coconut Grove
"Shopping, nightlife, eating, movies, entertainment, bars and clubs.... this small city has i..."
American Airlines Arena
"Visit the home of the Miami Heat and enjoy other events at the Miami Arena"
Virginia Key Beach
"Nice relaxing beach just 10 minutes away... very few people!"
Perricone's Marketplace & Cafe
"MUST VISIT this restaurant.... Italian food, scrumptuous"
Bongos Cuban Cafe -- CLOSED
"Lively place owned by Gloria Estefan"
Venetian Pool
"Incredible, huge, antique style pool. Open seasonally"
Village of Merrick Park
"One of the newest, most elegant shopping place in Miami"
University of Miami
Miracle Mile and Downtown Coral Gables
"Nice shopping and dining strip.... great stores and ambience. Lots of hidden gems on blocks ..."
Alice Wainwright Park
"Great park to just let go and relax, even write a book.... very serene and private"
Tobacco Road -- CLOSED
"Oldest bar in Miami!"
Tennis Center at Crandon Park
"See the tennis greats, all right here"
Miami Children's Museum
"Children will really enjoy this place. Tours,, classes, many things to do and explore!"
Marlins Park
"Enjoy Major League Baseball in a truly elegant and enjoyable park literally half a mile from..."
Garcia Seafood Grille
"Best seafood in town hands down. I went to school with the owner as a child. Great people!"
Maximo Gomez Park
"Watch the true domino experts while sipping on Cuban Coffee!"
South Beach
"Our Miami beach condo is located right in the heart of World Famous South Beach! "
El Exquisito Restaurant
"A true gem, right next to the tower theater... enjoy Cuban coffee, dinner, great people, and..."
Bangkok Bangkok II
2B Asian Bistro
Ultra Music Festival
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Miami International
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
South Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $35
Damage Deposit $149

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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