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Hidden Oasis in the Heart of the Grove

(11 Reviews)

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Entrance to the house with its open porch


Last updated: 02/08/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-6 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6 .

Tucked away behind lush tropical landscaping, our traditional old grove house is a nice blend of modern furnishings mixed with eclectic ethnic accents picked up while traveling the globe.
Our guests enjoy both our secluded front porch or the side screened one. The living room in the front of the house is next to the kitchen and dining room but you can also relax in the large
open room in the back with a convenient acces to large garage doors for our sailors.

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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/08/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Under 25 years old only with parents....moreless

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome:

    We shall determine the suitability of our home regarding children and their safety. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking outside is allowed to considerate smokers....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • All our bedding is new and made of fine organic cottons. In addition to 3 queen size beds a full size Futon provides extra sleeping under the loft, in the studio. Arrangements for rental of a child stroller or bed can be made in advance of your arrival. A crib, 2 high chairs and 1 car seat are available upon request....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    rain shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Our bathrooms have a minimalist approach. The master bath has a rain shower fixture. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Our home vintage 1923 features pickled original wood floors throughout , casement windows all around inviting the lushness in. It is located on a very quiet street (cul-de-sac) friendly to pedestrians. Enjoy relaxing and watching the sunset on the open front porch in total privacy, have breakfast in the screened porch surrounded by vegetation. The master bedroom bathes in shades of whites while the downstairs one plays a more exotic tune with african kuba cloth accent or read books in the third bedroom more traditionally appointed. TV sets are in both front and back part of the house. The village is minutes away with its many shops, restaurants, theaters as well as well maintained public tennis courts. It is a 5 minutes walk to Biscayne Bay, Kennedy park and the Fresh Market. A massage therapist for your pampering lives nearby....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo:

    Bluetooth Bose sound system...moreless

  • Television:

    Two television sets....moreless

  • Toys:

    A few children's books and boy toys (cars and trains) Beach toys....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean:

    You can walk to the bay with our famous Coral Reef Sailing Club...moreless

  • Village:

    Coconut Grove is the oldest part of Miami...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace:

    No longer usable. Still nice to look at!...moreless

  • Garage:

    Great open room, not really a garage but perfect for storage of sailing equipment, etc......moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Organic cotton sheets, plush towels....moreless

  • Living Area
  • Living Room:

    Seats 7, up to 9, TV....moreless

  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    On two driveways as well as the side of property....moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip coffe machine, French press. Nespresso machine. Coffee, sugar start up....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Popcorn machine!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils


  • Bicycles
  • Boat:

    Boat rental for day trips 1/4 mile away next to our landmark Monty Trainers...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    By the kitchen and great room...moreless

  • Golf:

    Lots of different golf courses...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Can be rented at Hobbie cat beach on Key Biscayne...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    The Side Porch is screened in and can be used as extra dining area as well for a siesta....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    On the back deck off the kitchen...moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    A Front Porch runs the width of the house...moreless

  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis:

    Public tennis courts in the Village...moreless

  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck


Write a review 4.9
from 11 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 20 - Nov 27, 2017
4 night min stay
Christmas, New Year
Dec 22 - Jan 4, 2018
6 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee $125
  • Property Damage Protection $59


Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Our rates may fluctuate pending the number of guests and the length of stay. Please be as specific as you can when asking for availabity.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 02/08/2017
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5.5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Miami International Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Many in the village
3.4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Key Biscayne, Biltmore Coral Gables
0.25 Miles
Nearest Train
Metrorail to downtown and airport
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 1
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Berries, Happy Wine, many in Coconut Grove Village
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Key Biscayne

Car: Recommended

Coconut Grove, built along Biscayne Bay is known for its lush tropical canopy . An artist colony in the 50's it still hosts one of the best Art Festival in the country. Our charming village offers some of the best dining, unique shopping, movie theaters as well as two beautiful parks along the Bay: Peacock for concerts and Kennedy for exercising and star gazing. Our neighborhood is proud to harbor some beautiful mansions such as Viscaya, the Barnacle, a museum of Science and Planetarium as well as amazing gardens Fairchild Tropical Garden and the Kampong.

It is a 5 mn walk to Kennedy park, Dinner Key Marina and the village from our home. South Beach is a 10 mn drive. A bike path will take you to Key Biscayne or the South Grove. Tennis courts are available 3 mn away and Golf courses within a10 mn drive. Or go to the Seaquarium for a swim with dolphins. Our beautiful Performing Art Center as well as the AA Arena, home of the HEAT, are minutes away by our local Metrorail.

Other Activities: Many sailing races : Rolex Miami OCR, Bacardi Miami sailing week, Columbus Day Regatta, Sony EricssonTennis Tournament, Coconut Grove Art Festival, Art Basel, Boat show and more...


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1984

About the owner: I grew up in France where my first profession (ballerina) took me to different part of my country and Europe. Later I came to California where my children were born. During the 90's Nick and I lived both in Paris and Miami while he pursued his fashion photography career. When I first came to Miami I chose Coconut Grove as then it was the center of cultural activities and home of many artists.

Why the Owner Chose Coconut Grove, Miami, FL, USA:
This has been our home in this unique neighborhood for a long time. The children are gone and we would like to share it with guests on occasion allowing us to travel too.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Lots of character, authenticity yet close to everything in Miami.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/08/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Entrance to the house with its open porch

    Entrance to the house with its open porch

  • Living room extending into the screened porch

    Living room extending into the screened porch

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Mediterranean kitchen

    Mediterranean kitchen

  • Kitchen, Viking induction stove

    Kitchen, Viking induction stove

  • Great room studio loft

    Great room studio loft

  • Upstairs bedroom with its adjacent bathroom, queen size bed

    Upstairs bedroom with its adjacent bathroom, queen size bed

  • Upstairs rain shower

    Upstairs rain shower

  • Our side street, typical north grove canopy

    Our side street, typical north grove canopy

  • Front porch sitting area

    Front porch sitting area

  • Living room facing the fireplace

    Living room facing the fireplace

  • Dining room leading to the kitchen

    Dining room leading to the kitchen

  • View of the garden and walkway to the street

    View of the garden and walkway to the street

  • Kitchen amenities

    Kitchen amenities

  • Downstairs bathroom

    Downstairs bathroom

  • Sitting area under loft

    Sitting area under loft

  • Futon under the loft

    Futon under the loft

  • Upstairs bath

    Upstairs bath

  • Back deck view from kitchen.

    Back deck view from kitchen.

  • Biscayne Bay regattas

    Biscayne Bay regattas

VRBO #369727

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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