Condo, 2 Bedroom , 2 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
Why Property Manager chose Flamingo / Lummus
The Carlyle is located on 1250 Ocean Drive between 12th and 13th street, it is next door to The Tides and 1 block from Versace Mansion and The Cordoza hotel. The Historic Carlyle has been featured in films like Scarface, Bad Boys 2 and The Birdcage. The beach is across the street and nightlife, restaurants and shops are just steps away. Ocean Drive is truly Miami's most popular promenade and attracts people all over the world.
What makes this Condo unique
You will experience the one and only Ocean Drive while staying in a beautiful, large modern condo.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Just like the pics. Great location.
Apartment was exactly as expected. Location was amazing, located in the heart of South Beach directly across from the beach. Second bedroom had a very small convertible couch/futon; my husband and I just slept on the couch in the living room and it was incredibly comfortable. Perfect for a weekend with friends, but the setup might not be so great for 2 couples that want their own private bedrooms. 2 full bathrooms were great except the bathroom in the converted “second bedroom” has a barndoor which is aesthetically pleasing, but doesn’t give much privacy.
The 24-hour Concierge wasn’t there all the time - we had to wait for about 20min for someone to show up when we were checking out. We left our luggage after checkout since we had a few hours to burn before heading to the airport, it was great so we didn’t have to lug it around with us to breakfast (they just had us leave it by the front desk - not in a locked closet or anything secure, but we didn’t mind). We were able to check-in early the day we arrived because the apt hadn’t been rented the day before - that was greatly appreciated. Overall, a great trip. We would definitely stay here again.
I was very pleased with the process of reserving the apartment, communicating with the manager as the details regarding the trip were being hammered out, checking in, and, of course, the stay itself. Though the apartment is in the heart of SoBe right on Ocean Drive, it was surprisingly quiet (though I always travel with a white noise machine, which usually dampens any extraneous street noise). Speaking of the location, it was spectacular. Everything you'd want in SoBe is just a few blocks away. And it was kind of cool telling people we were staying at one of the filming locations for "The Birdcage." We found it helpful to have a full kitchen and washer and dryer. The sofa in the living area was comfy and the bed in the main bedroom was also comfortable. The guests who stayed in the leather convertible sofa room noted, however, that it was not very comfortable. I would strongly advise the management to invest in a memory foam topper to pop on top of the converted sofa, and I suspect that issue would be taken care of.
Throughout the stay, the manager answered questions by text or email within minutes, and he was very flexible with the check-out process. Something always seems to go wrong on away vacations like this, but I can honestly say that this one went totally smoothly. All of us in the group agreed that we would reserve the apartment again in a heartbeat. If you're considering this property, don't hesitate. You won't regret it!
Positive with some quirky shortfalls
First off would we stay there again? Maybe... the positives.. awesome location, onsite staff was outstanding and super nice. Restaurant and bar downstairs were good and had a really inexpensive breakfast. The valet parking for 30 a day was very fair for south beach. The unit was really quiet we didn’t hear any street noise at all to speak of. The appliances were also top notch. Tho we only used the fridge and microwave. Living room
was arranged well with a nice flat screen TV. The owner of the unit was also easy to deal with.
The negatives... 3 easy ones stand out I think a TV in the master would have been nice and there were no wash rags at all, which we thought was weird. Also the lighting overall wasn’t the best and the 2 bedside lights in master were really dim.
Lastly let me just say the bedroom layout for the second bedroom is odd. I don’t believe this condo is that well suited for 2 couples as likely one person would end up on the couch. The second bed is a futon type thing that folds out. Our son slept on the couch so for our family of 3 it wasn’t an issue. The couch was large and comfortable.
Again overall positive experience, but it’s a quirky sleeping arrangement for, 2 couples in our opinion. Really can’t say enough about how great the on-site staff was. And yes if the 3 of us went again we would consider the unit.
The property is walking distance to the beach
The concierge personnel were amazing. Upon arriving the a/c was broken and Kim went above an beyond to have a tech come out that night and fix the air. There was a small roach problem, but they provided bug spray. The downstairs cafe has awesome food... washer and dryer were also a perk. There was a decent assortment of cookware as well provided.
Great staff, amazing condo and the best location on South Beach. We will definitely be back.
Our experience was amazing. Someone was there to assist with everything. We couldnt ask for a better place.
Professional staff, beautifully centralized location
We had a great stay at this unit for a college reunion girl’s trip weekend! The staff was friendly and amazing and Paul was god sent, through all hiccups. We highly recommend this stay: easy, directly on the strip, and a beautiful place!
nightlife, clubs, bars