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Coconut Grove Tropical Oasis

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,046 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 3 nights


About the property

2b/2b Charming Home.

This beautiful updated 2000 sq. ft. tropical splendor built in 1923 if filled with charm and natural light. Centrally located in the southern part of Coconut Grove, the property is just walking distance to this artsy-fun village and marina, and a short drive to Miami International Airport, downtown Miami, Design District, Key Biscayne and Miami Beach. This British-colonial style home has cypress cathedral ceilings with beams, Florida pine wood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows and doors that open up to entertaining areas overlooking the pool patio and tropical garden area. The home has 2 large bedrooms and 2 full baths, a huge living room with wood burning fireplace , a formal dining room that comfortably seats 10 and large sun-infused open kitchen with stainless steel appliances, 2 Dishwashers, 2 sinks, oversized peninsula, breakfast areas and skylight. Amenities include an outdoor grill and 3 bicycles to explore the many wonderful attractions that are just minutes away like the beautiful Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden. The driveway accommodates 4 cars and is secured by 2 Gates.

The property also has a detached secluded just renovated Cottage with full Kitchen and full bath starting with picture 25. This charming cottage is ca 500 sq. ft has a separate entrance and parking. Available for rent separate or with main house. If you like to rent it with main House it will be 175 additionally a day plus 175 cleaning fee.

Property also available for longer term at discounted rate

More Details

Edesio Biffoni
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Edesio Biffoni

My name is Edesio Biffoni Swiss/US and speak 5 languages Italian, French, German, Spanish, English. I live in the USA since 1980 and in Coconut Grove since 2000. I spent 15 years in New York and Connecticut before coming down to Florida. Am very attentive to my guests needs and am here to make everybody feel at home.

Edesio Biffoni purchased this house in 2000

Why Edesio Biffoni chose Southwest Coconut Grove

This home is very charming cozy and superb in quality and design. It is secluded and totally private. It has the Miami flair with a touch of art deco design. Having a relax drink in the living room looking up to a fabulous cypress beam high ceiling gives you a sense of peace and calmness. The pool area with jacuzzi is to enjoy.

What makes this house unique

home is in walking distance ( 10 to 15 min ) to the charming town of Coconut Grove and Marina and shops like Merrick Park. Home is totally private and gated.


Southwest Coconut Grove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2046 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Minor supervision, One adult needs to be present at all time.
  • No parties nor events
  • Keep gates closed at night and also when nobody is at home
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 full baths
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • 2 large bedrooms
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

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Coconut Grove Tropical Oasis
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews

A true paradise

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent a week at this wonderful Coconut Grove home and it was paradise. The location is perfect, quiet neighborhood and close to shopping, dining and had all possible amenities (bbq, washer, dryer, nespresso machine... everything!). Ed was a fantastic host and made our stay one to remember. The house is decorated with amazing taste, very comfortable and bright. The pool and patio made it for very relaxing evenings. I am sure we will be back soon!! Thanks for an unforgettable week Ed!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great House in a Private Convenient Location!

  • 5 of 5

Edesio’s house was just as pictured! The beds and bedding were very luxurious and comfortable and there were plenty of towels and kitchen supplies. A/C worked great and the music system was a nice addition. It is a very easy walk to the center of the Grove and also convenient to Coral Gabels and Brickell. Edesio is very friendly and available if needed.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lovely retreat

  • 5 of 5

This Coconut Grove property is well situated, very private and a lovely retreat. The owner has

thought of everything to make one's stay enjoyable and relaxing. He is also very responsive to any questions you might have and seems eager to make his guest's stay the best it can be. The thriving Coconut Grove "downtown" is just minutes away by car, and the choice of restaurants is plentiful . All that we tried were excellent.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property with a few issues

  • 3 of 5

Although the house is beautiful, well decorated, and very clean, there are a number of issues that created stress during our stay which is why I cannot give this property 5 stars. Below is a list of pros and cons:

1) Although the property is listed as pet friendly, we were told once we got there that there was quite a lot of concern about the neighbors hearing barking dogs. Dogs do bark from time to time. We were considerate of the request and would never leave our dogs to their own devices to bark and bark, but it did add an extra layer of stress because we had to be worried about that if the dogs were outside with us. There are 2 dogs on the other side of the fence that bark and can set off other dogs to start barking. So as soon as ours even thought about barking we had to hurry up and get them in the house. We also were told by owner of property when he met us there that he didn't want them barking. We heard that the first time. But then he required a phone call after he left and again reinforced the information. That I felt was not necessary at all. As I said, we heard it the first time and didn't need the reminder.

3) Driveway entrance and exit difficult. First thing to note, the property is on a busy street. You do hear the traffic when you're outside in the back. It's not that bad and the pool running does help to mask it some.

Exiting the driveway on to the main road is tricky and ideally requires 2 people. It's blind, so one person has to stand out near the road and direct you out so you avoid cars coming on busy street, then close the gate. I had to drive around the corner, since there's no place to pull over near exit and my husband then closed the gate and met me around the corner where I could sort of pull over a bit.

Entering the driveway, also difficult. It's split second timing from the main road using the remote. No place to pull over and let cars go by. So if there's heavy traffic, cars behind you have to wait for you to get in the driveway before they can pass.

Using a smaller car will make it easier to get in and out of the driveway as well. We've got an SUV and it was really a little too large to navigate. We managed with some difficulty. Car got scratched on one side by edge of gate leaving driveway on the last day.

4) Limited hot water capacity to 10-15 minutes. This means that unless you take a 5 minute shower, you can't do back to back showers. Inconvenient unless you're there alone

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Fantastic location for your vacation.

  • 5 of 5

My significant other and I are ex-Miami natives, and if we have a choice, this is where we would stay every time. 5 minute walk to The Grove. 15 minute drive to Key Biscayne and Crandon Park beaches. A well-appointed, gated, very private home with all the bells and whistles. Wake up and roll out of bed into your own pool. Ed is a fantastic host who obviously pays attention to the details. We will be coming back.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private, convenient location!

  • 5 of 5

This charming, classic home spoke to us from the moment we entered. Sunny rooms, a bright, updated and well stocked kitchen made for a lovely, very livable 5 days. We enjoyed the free form pool on warm days and read beneath the comfy, tented patio during an afternoon rain. High walls and fences, with lush greenery created a very cozy private patio.

(We thoroughly enjoyed the luxury of a "gated compound".)

The home is very convenient to the "downtown" area, local sights, and restaurants. Lots of nearby dining choices, good food & service, typical resort area prices. We walked to the Barnacle House, drove about 20 minutes to the Vizcaya Estate, and 3 local beaches. We dined in town and visited Fresh Market for excellent seafood, fresh produce, fresh baked bread, and wine. "Dining in" to dimmed lights, soft music and the tinkle of the waterfall into the pool made for our favorite easy, relaxing evenings.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Village of Merrick Park
Biltmore Golf Club
Coconut Grove
Coconut Grove Organic Market
Dadeland Mall
La strata
Miracle Mile and Downtown Coral Gables
George's in the Grove
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Miami Int Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Greenstreet Caffe
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Port of Miami
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Biltmore Hotel Golf
Nearest Train
0.3 Miles
Metro Rail Douglas Rd
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
US 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Greenstreet caffe
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Key Biscayne
Car: not necessary

Property walking distance to the town of Coconut Grove and also the Marina. You can walk 10 min from the House to town where you'll find shops restaurants parks and the marina. The town is very cozy fun and artistic. Shopping center Merrick Park 5 min by car


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

final cleaning fee $250
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet $300

No party's nor events allowed. Cleaning service available for additional fee in case of long term rental. Long term rental rates to be discussed. Home also available with additional separate Cottage just renovated for additional expense. Fire place not in use. Check in at 3,30 PM and check out at 10.30 AM

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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