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Villa on Sunset - Miami/Coral Gables/the Grove

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Last updated: 08/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This elegant, modern and sun-infused home draws its charm from the rich history that precedes it. Built in 1929 of the coral rock typical of early Florida structures, it was the original caretaker's home for the vast mango plantations that are now South Miami and Pinecrest. Its generous great room with wood burning fireplace, its coral rock dining room surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows (formerly the mango plantation caretaker’s front porch), and its huge eat-in kitchen comprise the original home – and all preserve the Florida pine and mosaic tile floors that graced it in 1929. A 1995 addition seamlessly expanded the living space to 2400 square feet, incorporating only the finest quality elements: mahogany kitchen cabinets topped with honed black granite countertops, high end stainless steel appliances, volume ceilings and crown molding, Florida pine hardwood floors, travertine marble baths, intelligent and creative interior lighting, and high impact windows and doors that bathe the interior in light and showcase the lavish gardens – which of course include mango trees. Set well back on a huge gated and fenced lot, Villa on Sunset is a quiet haven from the mayhem of the workaday world. In addition to the expansive great room, dining room, and kitchen, this home features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a restful study, a music room, a brick-paved patio for outdoor entertaining, and a child’s outdoor playground. Eight guests sleep very comfortably and peacefully here, secure within a state-of-the-art security system. And when you wake up, all of Miami’s many wonderful attractions await you – just minutes away. Owners speak English, French and Spanish.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1, Double Master Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet

    Travertine marble, separate and private loo with bidet...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Travertine marble...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    ...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player:

    In the Master BR and in the great room....moreless

  • Television:

    60 inch Samsung new flatscreen in the great room. The Master BR and BR 2 have 32' Samsung flatscreen tvs. The cable allows for Netflix streaming. ...moreless

  • Toys:

    Child's outdoor playground equipment....moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Jet Skiing
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    The circular glass topped dining table seats eight. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air throughout....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    High quality Miele washer and dryer....moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wi-Fi throughout....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    A Kawai grand piano adds to the grace and comfort of the Villa....moreless

  • Parking:

    The parking area can accomodate two large cars....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Landline....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    High quality Miele washer and dryer....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Service for eight. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    High quality Miele dishwasher....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Eat-in kitchen is lined with windows and enjoys lots of light. Generous counter top space facilitates food prep. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    High quality Miele stove and oven....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Well equipped kitchen with standard spices. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Side by side, large refrigerator installed by former owner, a catering chef....moreless

  • Stove:

    High quality Miele stove and oven....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Center of home opens onto an ample brick-paved patio suitable for entertaining guests. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The lawn and gardens that surround the home are lush and professionally cultivated. Orchids grow in the trees in the front of the house....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Back to School
Aug 20 - Nov 15, 2016
3 night min stay
$295
$1,950 $5,000
Winter holidays
Dec 16 - Jan 8, 2017
5 night min stay
$495
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$325
$2,050
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning Fee $225 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13%

Notes:

Cancellation policy: 6. Cancellations and Changes in Reservations: Cancellations made in writing (email is acceptable) 30 or more days prior to scheduled arrival date qualify for a full refund minus a $250 cancellation fee. If a reservation is cancelled with less than 30 days notice, GUEST will forfeit all monies paid toward the reservation unless the Property is re- rented for the entire length of the stay and at full price in which case there will be a 10% cancellation fee or a $250 fee, whichever is greater. If GUEST does not show up at Check-In date and time, GUEST will forfeit the full amount of the rental. OWNER will not refund GUEST for early departures or for inclement weather. If a change in reservation is requested, OWNER will make reasonable effort to accommodate the change, and assess the appropriate cancellation fee as stated above.


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Last updated: 08/22/2016
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Location

11 Miles
Nearest Airport
Miami International Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Granada Country Club Public Golf Course
1 Miles
Nearest Train
MetroRail
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
SR 826
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Dadeland Mall
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Matheson Hammock Park Beach

Car: Recommended

Villa on Sunset is five minutes from the Palmetto Expressway – SR826 – an important artery that feeds to the whole of Miami. All of Miami’s attractions are 30 minutes or less from your gate. SHOPPING AND RESTAURANTS: Walking distance away are The Shops at Sunset Place and its neighboring “town center,” a vibrant shopping, dining and entertainment venue with a European ambiance. Also near is Dadeland Mall– a Miami institution whose upscale stores and restaurants have long attracted visitors from the Americas – now newly expanded to include such popular sites as Bobby Flay’s Burger Palace. Fifteen minutes away by car is another high-end mall, The Falls, where guests stroll one-level, covered walkways surrounded by a million-gallon waterscape and lush tropical foliage. Dixie Highway, a few blocks away, is lined with shopping and restaurants, among them Café Bon Jour, whose French proprietors maintain a glorious bistro menu -- and the best croissant in Miami. Another favorite destination for fine dining is the Coral Gables Miracle Mile area – home of Morton’s Steak House. FOOD SHOPPING: Whole Foods and several Publix supermarkets are five minutes away. Two Fresh Markets are nearby, and one of Miami’s best vendors of fresh seafood, Captain’s Tavern Seafood Market, is ten minutes away. BEACHES: The nearest beach is Matheson Hammock Park Beach, 15 minutes from Villa on Sunset. More beautiful beaches are 25–30 minutes away. In Key Biscayne are Crandon Park Beach and Bill Baggs Cape Florida Beach – rated among the top ten beaches in America. A 30-minute drive south takes you to Bayfront Park and Marina in Homestead, Florida – the same lush setting as the Florida Keys, but close to Miami and less populated by tourists. South Beach, home to ART BASEL MIAMI, one of the most heralded art exhibitions around the world, is less than 30 minutes away. South Beach glitters with nightlife – all day long. In addition to the beach, enjoy its historic Art Deco architecture or its waterfront dining. MIAMI SEAQUARIUM: On Virginia Beach Key, 25 – 30 minutes from Villa on Sunset. THE EVERGLADES: are thirty minutes from Villa on Sunset – either by self-drive car or via a tour from Miami Beach. COCONUT GROVE: 15 minutes from Villa on Sunset, is a waterfront village that features art gallery walks, outdoor dining, sailing regattas and wacky festivals. The Grove's American Water Sports Center features boat and JET-SKI AND YACHT charters. PROFESSIONAL SPORTS: All less than 30 minutes away from Villa on Sunset. March 2014 promises two important tournaments: the SONY ERICSSON OPEN TENNIS Tournament at Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne and the PGA Trump National in Doral. Baseball (Marlins Park), football (Sun Life Stadium) and basketball (American Airlines Arena). GOLF COURSES: Miami is covered with golf courses. One of the loveliest is the Granada Golf Course - green and lush – good also for jogging, only 15 minutes away. Killian Greens Golf Club is less than 10 minutes away. TENNIS COURTS/ACADEMIES: Five notable tennis centers are 10 – 15 minutes from Villa on Sunset: The William H. Kerdyk Biltmore Tennis Center, the University of Miami Neil Schiff Tennis Center, the Salvatore Tennis Center and the Montana Tennis Academy. The Granada Golf Course also contains six courts available for public use. NEW WORLD SYMPHONY: Attend a Friday concert night of this prestigious Miami orchestra at the New World Center. Or enjoy a concert that projects images on a soaring, 7,000-square-foot projection wall. Bring a blanket, share a picnic dinner and enjoy the sights and sounds of the New World Symphony with friends and family! These outdoor concerts are free to the public and do not require a ticket. UNIVERSITIES: The University of Miami, Florida International University and Miami-Dade College are three of the many institutions of higher learning very near Villa on Sunset. HOSPITALS: Two of Miami's best hospitals are less than five minutes away: Baptist Hospital, 8900 N. Kendall Drive and South Miami Hospital, a few blocks from Villa on Sunset. WEDDINGS: The Biltmore Hotel and the Granada Country Club – both in Coral Gables, host some of Miami’s most beautiful weddings. Both are 15 minutes from the front gate of the Villa on Sunset. METRORAIL: A few blocks from Villa on Sunset, MetroRail connects the Miami International Airport, downtown Miami, and Brickell with Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, and South Miami, ending at Dadeland Mall. FAIRCHILD TROPICAL BOTANIC GARDENS: Twelve minutes away and filled with exotic plants, butterflies and birds, it was named for David Fairchild (1869-1954) who traveled the world and brought back t who traveled the world and brought back the mango plant that flourished in S. Florida’s plantations for decades.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: We are diplomats with the U.S. Department of State and have lived all over the world, always looking for the perfect home to buy. It took us many years, but we finally found it in South Miami.

Why the Owner Chose South Miami, FL, USA:
Villa on Sunset blends architectural and historical charm with the comfort, design and convenience of a newly-built luxury home. This house has a unique place in South Florida's history, but it is also reminiscent of the original settlers' homes we always admired when working many years in Kenya.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Villa on Sunset is a haven for rest and relaxation and at the same time a great location for enjoying all the fun, exciting and memorable elements that are Miami. Brilliant restaurants, the best shopping, nightlife, golf, tennis, watersports, top universities and hospitals, Miami Int'l Airport -- just everything is very nearby -- often within walking distance. And if you prefer to just curl up and relax, you will enjoy the Villa's high speed internet and cable TV.


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Speaks: english, french, spanish

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Photos

  • A vibrant and invitingly situated home

    A vibrant and invitingly situated home

  • Study

    Study

  • Restful Music Room with adjoining half bath - Sleeps two

    Restful Music Room with adjoining half bath - Sleeps two

  • Dining patio at night

    Dining patio at night

  • Kitchen - spacious, well-lit, over-sized workspace

    Kitchen - spacious, well-lit, over-sized workspace

  • Great Room -- 60' plasma flat screen

    Great Room -- 60' plasma flat screen

  • Dining Room - floor to ceiling windows -- seats eight

    Dining Room - floor to ceiling windows -- seats eight

  • Master Bedroom - King bed, plasma flatscreen, generous storage

    Master Bedroom - King bed, plasma flatscreen, generous storage

  • Master Bath, Shower and loo with bidet

    Master Bath, Shower and loo with bidet

  • Bedroom Three - Two extra long twin beds

    Bedroom Three - Two extra long twin beds

  • Bathroom for Bedrooms Two and Three

    Bathroom for Bedrooms Two and Three

  • Back yard with child's playground

    Back yard with child's playground

  • Entryway - high impact windows and doors

    Entryway - high impact windows and doors

  • Study's expansive view

    Study's expansive view

  • Dining patio seats 6 - 8

    Dining patio seats 6 - 8

  • BBQ grill - serves dining patio

    BBQ grill - serves dining patio

  • Great Room with fireplace

    Great Room with fireplace

  • Great Room  -- original 1929 pine floors

    Great Room -- original 1929 pine floors

  • Entry to Master Bedroom

    Entry to Master Bedroom

  • Master Double Bath - travertine marble

    Master Double Bath - travertine marble

  • Bedroom Two - Queen bed, oversized closet

    Bedroom Two - Queen bed, oversized closet

  • Bedroom Three - Lots of closet space

    Bedroom Three - Lots of closet space

  • Half Bath

    Half Bath

  • Surrounded by lush greenery and bright tropical flowers

    Surrounded by lush greenery and bright tropical flowers

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Tuesday, August 23, 2016

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VILLA ON SUNSET - MIAMI/CORAL GABLES/THE GROVE

South Miami, FL, USA #487135

3 BR  2.5 BA  Sleeps 8

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