1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
- english, spanish, portuguese, italian
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Excellent accommodation in a prime location
This trip was our second visit to Miami and as we planned to stay for a month this time we decided to opt for an apartment rather than a hotel.
The apartment was excellent and was exactly as described in the property information. Situated in a great location and amenities within the Plaza complex were first class. Used the pool quite often and was always able to find some sun loungers or a quiet spot in the shade if preferred.
Facilities within the spacious apartment were comprehensive i.e. washing machine and an extensive range of quality kitchen appliances that accommodated either preparing a quick snack or something more elaborate. The bed was extremely comfortable with quality bed linen provided and a plentiful supply of towels.
Access to other areas of Miami were readily accessible via the free Metromover, which provides frequent easy access to Downton, also at Brickell Station you can catch a number of Metrobuses and the Metrorail, all within a 10-15 minute walk from the apartment.
Publix supermarket is a short walk and the surrounding area is populated with a great variety of restaurants to suit any taste.
Margarita is an absolute delight to deal with, requests are answered promptly, responses detailed and comprehensive. Would definitely rent this beautiful apartment again and would have no reservations about recommending the accommodation to anyone visiting Brickell.
Great location, some details need improvement
The positives: you would be hard pressed to get a better location. Calling this the "In Spot in Miami" is an understatement. I would call it an ideal spot. My wife and I are in our middle to late 70s and we found the apt. extremely accessible to good restaurants, shopping (including Whole Foods and Publix), and a block away from walks along the waterfront or on Brickell Key. The free metro mover had 2 stations only a short walk (5 minutes) away and I highly recommend using it if you want to visit some of the main attractions in Miami, day or night (mainly to avoid Miami traffic and difficult and expensive parking). The manager was a delight to deal with and was responsive to our needs except as mentioned below. Great pool and gym. There were two pools, one heated and one not. Lots of lounge chairs. A very usable space. Also, one thing we enjoyed was the warmth and friendliness of the other residents, especially the ones whose first language is Spanish.
The negatives: We liked the apt., but there are improvements that should be made. I read a review from about 1 year ago, and the reviewer had hoped that these complaints would be addressed for future tenants, but they were not. Some of the quotes from his review that were not fixed a year later are below. To his complaints we can add that the non-stick pots and pans had lost most of their non-stick coating and were all greasy and dirty when we first tried to use them.
The previous tenant wrote:
"Some cleaning supplies were available. However, there wasn't a vacuum cleaner except for a small hand-held one, which made vacuuming harder. Also, the broom provided was broken down so we couldn't use it. We stayed there for over a month so it was disappointing not to find basic cleaning supplies. Another point of criticism, the taps and plumbing seem to be old or something, the taps themselves would keep falling out of place almost every time we use them, both in the kitchen and in the bathroom.The drain in the shower wouldn't stay open by itself so we needed to prop it open with something every time we showered; this one detail just made showering into a whole ordeal because we had to make sure we could keep the drain open to have the water flow out."
Overall enjoyable stay! It was a nice place in a really nice area, just a few criticisms.
The apartment was very clean when we arrived and we were greeted on time by the owner's sister, who was very nice and helpful. The neighbourhood was very safe and enjoyable. There were a number of restaurants nearby as well as a supermarket and an ATM machine as well at the bottom. I was really happy to find all these facilities nearby.
The apartment was fully equipped with kitchen supplies (the kitchen was excellent; we did a lot of cooking and it had everything we needed) and a washer and drier. Some cleaning supplies were available. However, there wasn't a vacuum cleaner except for a small hand-held one, which made vacuuming harder. Also, the broom provided was broken down so we couldn't use it. We stayed there for over a month so it was disappointing not to find basic cleaning supplies. Another point of criticism, the taps and plumbing seem to be old or something, the taps themselves would keep falling out of place almost every time we use them, both in the kitchen and in the bathroom. The soap dispenser was very rusty so I think that should be changed, and the drain in the shower wouldn't stay open by itself so we needed to prop it open with something every time we showered; this one detail just made showering into a whole ordeal because we had to make sure we could keep the drain open to have the water flow out. We were under the impression that there was a sofa bed; however, we couldn't manage to open the sofa up into a bed, the only things that went down were the arm rests, which didn't really make that big of a difference, the sofa was still quite narrow for an adult to sleep on. Clean linens, towels, extra pillows and blankets were all provided. An iron and ironing board were also available for use in the apartment. We did enjoy our stay, however. These criticisms did not make us enjoy our time any less, we would still recommend this apartment to future vacation goers, and we hope these points will be fixed for future residents. All in all, a great place in a wonderful city that you are bound to enjoy!
Excellent choice ! Everything was perfect
Everything was perfect
Thoroughly enjoyable stay
My husband, young daughter and I stayed in this beautiful condo for a week in March 2014. It is a beautiful well appointed spacious condo in an excellent location and building. It has all the amenities that one would expect both in the condo as well as in the building and is just as described in the listing. The bed was super comfortable, the three of us slept in it. The kitchen - not that there was much incentive to cook given all the fab restaurants and conveniences in the vicinity of the building - but it is super well equipped. Really great. I enjoyed making breakfast and snacks in it. The living space is comfortable and my daughter and I enjoyed reclining on the couch watching tele at the end of the day. It was also nice to have the washer/dryer in the unit and the use of the phone for local calls. The view from the condo - lovely though not as nice the view from another of Margarita's units that we stayed in last year. There is a lot of construction going on in the vicinity and we were looking at some of it. But it is still nice. The only negative about our experience that I can think of is that we felt really rushed on checking out of the condo. The cleaner was knocking at the door promptly at 11am. We were not pleased about that. We felt that the owner could have been a bit more flexible about check out time given especially as we did not have an early check in. That aside, we would recommend this condo to our friends/family and would not hesitate to rent from Margarita again. She is a pleasure to deal with and her accomodations, the 2 units that we have stayed in thus far, are fabulous, of a very high standard and great value for money.
Bay, Financial District, Brickell Avenue, downtown
Enjoy the spectacular one of a kind water and city views of Biscayne Bay, Miami Beach, Port of Miami and the Atlantic Ocean that this unit has to offer.....such a romantic and powerful sight!? Featuring pleasant and spacious living-quarters, with a large balcony, fully functional kitchen, washer and dryer inside the unit, complementary high speed wireless internet, unlimited local calls, gym and state of the art heated swimming pool with jacuzzi...simply put: extremely comfortable and luxurious!!!? The bedroom is spacious with brand new mattress and comfortable 550 Egyptian cotton sheets, walk in closet, it's own T.V., and beautiful bay views. The bathroom has double sinks, a shower and a tub, it has have marble floors and it is impeccable.
Get the big city feel with no worries in what is referred as the 'Manhattan of the South'. Centric location,one block from Brickell and Mary Brickell Village - the new 'in' spot in Miami- where you can find great restaurants, bars and boutiques with a relax, safe and lay back ambiance, perfect for families with teenagers, girls escape or a romantic getaway with all kind of nightlife entertainment options.
The building has two popular restaurants on the street side of the first floor (Sushi Siam and Inka’s) and a hair/spa salon. The best steak houses in the city like Capital Grille, Morton’s, P.M. Argentinian Churrasco, and seafood restaurants like Truluck’s or Oceanaire are within walking distance. Perricone’s is a popular landmark restaurant/deli which also offers delivery; local clubs like Martini Bar, Lucky's Irish Pub, Fado's, Segafredo's are 2-3 blocks away. Cava is the newest addition to the Village for those wine connoisseurs. In this pedestrian-friendly area, you can find a car-free lifestyle by walking or simply taking advantage of the free 'Brickell people mover' allowing easy above ground access to all parts of downtown. Metro Rail station is two blocks away and can take you south to Dadeland Mall or north to the Airport (with a small connection), or to the Tri-Rail station to visit Fort Lauderdale, Boca or West Palm Beach (fares depend on distance from 3-6 and duration is from 20 minutes to 1.30 hrs). Publix Market and Wallgreens 24-hour .Downtown, AA Arena and Arsh Theater Center are reachable either by walking about 20min or in 10 mins by Metro Mover. Key Biscayne and South Beach are 10 and 15 mins away respectively. Walking distance from Brickell Key Island where you can walk and enjoy the beautiful views of the bay and the city.
The building offers a multi level health and fitness center with separate male and female whirlpool, sauna and steam rooms, great for both mind and body. Two oversized heated pools are surrounded by cabanas and lounge chairs for your enjoyment... this is the perfect location for your next vacation in South Florida!!!