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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

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

Why Raul chose Miami

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.


East Little Havana House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Historic House 5 miles to South Beach, Downtown, Gables
average rating of 4.375 based on 8 reviews

Not close to city center.

  • 3 of 5

First off, the owner of the property made it right without any hassel, for that I do give 5 stars. But, the location was dirty and the beds were very uncomfortable. Needs light blocking blinds. It was a fairly quiet location, besides the people drinking out front at their cars. The property is for sale so maybe that's the reason for the disarray. Again I want to reiterate that the property owner did his best to fix the issue, one of which was an un-working toilet. The handyman who stays at the property did try to fix it...twice. There was pressure to return back to the location in the eve to fix it, which was a bit frustrating as this is our holiday. Overall, the location was close to restaurants, but it is not that close to the main city center. Definitely couldn't walk to it.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas TX

Greate Home

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this home. The unit was perfect for two couples. It was a great value and had plenty of space for our group of four. You will find everything that is needed in the kitchen. South beach is 10 minutes away and there are lots of cuban restaurant and bar around. If you are looking for a great value and relaxed beach vacation while in Miami, this might be the place for you. We would definitely return!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rhode Island

Couples Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We were two couples staying at the house for a vacation from yhe cold winter in RI. The house was bigger than I thought it was going to be which is always a good surprise. Upon arrival Raul was able to do a walk through with us of the house as well as explain anything and everything we needed to know. One of the areas we used most was the front porch, coming from snow to the sunny state of Florida we wanted to enjoy the outdoors as much as possible and that was a perfect spot for us to sit and talk. We ran into an incident because my husband touched the alarm buttons because it was makin a noise; which resulted in a louder noise at 3:30am that resulted in police officer showing up because the alarm company called them. We felt horrible about calling Raul at that time of night but he was very sensitive to the issue and resolved the problem by providing us with the code so it would turn off and coming over the next morning to make sure everything was ok so that it wouldn't happen again! (I felt horrible; but he was great!!) Somethings I would suggest would be to have a grill small in the backyard where guests would be able to grill it's just so beautiful to cook outside as well as having some beach chairs and a cooler that guests could bring with them to the beach. Overall it a good house; the location is wonderful if you have a car because there is a gate and if you don't have a car you can walk to supermarkets, restaurants, bars, etc.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and beautiful house, will be coming back!!

  • 5 of 5

Definitely will come back next year. Excellent bathroom facilities and very clean, which was important to my wife who is picky. In addition, the house was in a great central location nearby to everything in Miami. The owner was very friendly too.

A very good buy considering how expensive hotels in the area are.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not what it appears online

  • 2 of 5

The owner seems like a very likeable person. The property, however, is most definitely in a neighborhood with a lot of character. There are more burglar bars and metal fences than I have ever seen in all of my travels. The home was nicely kept on the outside. There is an iron fence that remotely opens and closes across the driveway - otherwise I would not have felt comfortable leaving my car there overnight. The home is actually divided into dwellings for others also. All of which share the same hot water heater with us. The floors were very dirty. I wouldn't suggest walking without something on your feet unless you don't mind black bottomed feet from the grime. We called the owner about having to take cold showers. He was very responsive and came over and did something? Don't know but the cold showers continued. The shower isn't working properly so most of the hot water stays at your feet when you turn the nob to take a shower. I mentioned this to the owner but he said "that it is working fine". In at nutshell, we got what we paid for I guess during high season in Florida. I won't be back to this property. I hope that my cleaning charge actually is used before the next tenant arrives. We left early and did not stay the duration of our rental.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Little Havana has a distinct character & history. All neighborhoods in Miami of every socio-economic status have a certain look, & feel. Many have bars on windows that have been on properties here since the early 80s. However this renter was not here for the cultural or ethnic experience that tourists that stay with us are looking for. Instead my house was chosen because I was willing & able to accommodate the renter’s huge commercial sized vehicle which she didn’t want to park on any street. She said she always had trouble finding places that allowed such a huge vehicle. My house also happened to be conveniently close to where she had to be. When I went to the property to greet her, I noticed she brought not 1 but 2 vehicles, & was unloading a large number of boxes from the storage vehicle into the house, unpacking them, & some of my furniture was moved to the side. This was ok with me, but it explains the dirt that was brought into the house from the yard, going in & out of the house with boxes for 10 days. During this first meeting she mentioned that the water was cold the first night, which was a bit odd to me because the water tank is a brand new 40 gallon tank that services up to 6 people in the house where she was and 2 in the back apartment. When she was here, there was a grand total of 4 people on the premises, including her. I checked the breakers & found no problem at all with the temperature. The shower water was very, very hot when I tested it for several minutes. It was a bit of an awkward situation for me so I avoided suggesting that she might be using the wrong knob for the hot water. I left in good terms, gave her suggestions for dining that night, & I told her to please call me if she has any problem, question or concern whatsoever. After that first meeting, she never called once to complain to even give me a chance to rectify any of these alleged problems. Instead, on the 10th day of her stay she text'd me saying she left. No reason was given. 3 days after this, she texts again, this time with the complaints mentioned above. I ran the hot water for 20 minutes when I inspected the house after her departure and still found no problem with the hot water. That being said, I'm content that I was able to help someone with special needs when they needed it, even though they didnt appreciate my efforts, my hospitality or our unique town.
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Tampa, FL

Close to everything

  • 5 of 5

This great little house is right in the "Little Havana" area and Calle Ocho. We had an awesome time walking to the local attractions and it was only a short drive to everything. We will stay here next time we are in Miami, Thanks Raul.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Miami International
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
South Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

East Little Havana House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $149
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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