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Charming Garden Cottage Close To The City Center, Health District & Wynwood

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type cottage


About the property

Spacious garden studio with sitting area, kitchen and dining in great location

This house celebrates and embraces the wonderful diversity of this great country. We welcome with arms stretched wide, our brothers and sisters of all races,creeds and sexual orientation. Together we will not build walls but a magnificent future for our children and future generations.

Our delightful cottage sits in the middle of a beautiful garden just minutes away from the city center. Located in a quiet historic district close to Brickell, the Health District, the Grove ,Wynwood and 8 minutes away from South Beach. The ciottage has a queen bed, a sitting area,, TV (Direct TV), and a large closet. We have a comfortable kitchen and a great and irresistibly romantic area for al fresco dining. Public transportation is close by- metro rail, buses and trolley- . You can also bicycle to Downtown, Wynwood, the Health District and even the Grove. Rental bicycles can be found at the Publix supermarket by the river. Sewell park is close by and provides a beautiful experience of the Miami River. We have a deep love for the property and have enjoyed living among the flowers, the birds, the lizards, the cats and our huge mango tree (very Miami) while at the same time being so close to the Arsht center, the PAMM, and Rosa de La Cruz, Rubell and Margulies art collections. For baseball fans, we are located half a block away from the ball park. We also go to the Tower theatre a delightful space that screens wonderful movies.

We have a very green street with a beautiful canopy. Grove Park has been federally designated historical and we are very proud of our neighborhood. It is quiet, peaceful, friendly and safe. Easy access to 836 East and West, 395 ( Miami Beach) I-95 North and South. We have a couple of restaurants which are colorful and good, and a great gym by the UM medical center across the bridge on the other side of the river.

Our check in time is 2PM and thereafter until 9PM and check out time is 10 AM

More Details

Ines Cortes
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish, French-Understand and communicate rudimentarily
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 17, 2018

About Ines Cortes

I love nature, beautiful things, kindness, intelligence, generosity, a sense of humor creativity and honor. I love good architecture, kayaking, horses and my cat, Clinton. I also love my dog Koko but I have to confess a weakness for Clinton. The both of them are so sweet and funny. I am a World Music aficionado with a particular interest in African pop. I enjoy traveling and in particular I am crazy about India. I want to visit Turkey, Burma, Turkistan and Prague and will do so soon.

Ines Cortes purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Ines Cortes chose East Little Havana

Our home was built in 1926. It has the original pine wood floors, doors, handles, crown moldings and windows. I love the music the windows make when you open a close them. The mango tree is majestic even though it lost half its crown in a hurricane prior to 2002. The fruit is delicious and plentiful. It reminds me of places back home where music is played under a big tree and there is always plenty of food and drink for everyone. I have planted a lot of greenery in the property. Kind of hit and miss but I have a sabal palm that is to die for - It makes up for all the ones that did not make it. We have a front porch that overlooks the street and it is shady and delicious during late afternoons.

What makes this cottage unique

When I first saw this house I knew I belonged to it. The way the house sat on the lot was gracious and light. Every detail from the exquisite cracked tile in the front porch to the glass handles and the keys to the rooms enamored me. Living in a city that has a fancy for anything that is shiny and new, I realized I had found a piece of Miami's history and I wanted to preserve it.


East Little Havana Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
  • Small bathroom with large window. We also have an outside cold shower hidden in the garden and under the large mango tree.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • The cottage has a queen bed- new mattress. -There is a sitting area with 2 comfortable chairs, TV ( Direct TV), book cases and a small video library as well as a large closet. We have french doors which open to the garden and can be kept open during the winter months. The studio has a kitchen and a small dining area as well as the outside/garden area that has a large table and is suitable for dining.
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We provide you with an extensive list of restaurants both in the neighborhood and surrounding areas. We have as well a list of food delivery services and coupons for discounted prices which arer available to our guests.


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Charming Garden Cottage Close To The City Center, Health District & Wynwood
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Such a charming retreat, my only regret is that it was just a single night stay!

  • 5 of 5

Even though I never met Ines face-to-face, she was the perfect hostess!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jayne, it was a pleasure to have you and do come back so we can see each other!
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Wonderful Garden Cottage with Outstanding Host!

  • 5 of 5

Ines is an exceptionally kind, knowledgeable and generous host. The cottage was perfect for my two night stay. The granola, milk, juice, coffee and chocolates were a very nice touch and greatly appreciated. The cottage was also well stocked with local information, books and basic toiletries as well. I could not have felt more comfortable and welcome!

If you are going to Marlins Park, you can literally see it from the property and it is a 3 minute walk. It is also located very close to Miami International Airport. However, with quick access to the Dolphin Expressway, you're only a short ride to Miami Beach, Downtown and points north/south as well.

Ines kindly shared her recommendations for area attractions and restaurants. The Wyndwood Yard, Wynwood Walls and Calle Ocho in Little Havana are must sees and I am grateful for her suggestions. My only regret is that I did not have enough time to take in all of the places that were recommended! Thank you, Ines!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rick for such a complete review. I am happy you could enjoy the ballpark and some of Miami. Do come back to visit. Miami still has a lot to offer and I would love to have you stay with us again.
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Perfect hideaway in a beautiful garden

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this wonderful little gem. It was clean, quaint and just what we were looking for. Ines was very hospitable and in fact once learning that we had not eaten in a long time brought us a snack on our arrival.

The cottage was never more than a $6.00-$8:00 uber ride to anywhere downtown. Great location. Listen to Ines, she has a lot of good suggestions for food and beverage.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Peter thank you for your generous words. i am so happy I could help you enjoy Miami. Please do come back. Our doors are always open for you.
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Absolutely perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

Ines was a wonderful host and so accommodating and welcoming. The room had everything we needed and more with comfort and beautiful decor. We can't wait to stay again on our next trip!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jessie, thank you! It makes us happy when we see our guests appreciate their stay and perceive value. Hope to see you again soon. Meanwhile, may this be a wonderful year for you both.
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Eclectic Charm, A Gardener's Delight

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had the pleasure of enjoying a pre cruise night in this beautiful cottage nestled in a tropical garden paradise where orchids danced among twinkle lights as evening descended on Miami...very romantic, indeed! Inez was helpful with all our inquiries; she is the epitome of a gracious hostess. We loved the careful attention to the many details that made our short stay comfortable and memorable, including fresh coffee for the French Press, yummy granola, and juice. Her style is artistic, her gardening skills legendary (I gave up counting the different plants), her heart warm and caring..we felt like we were staying with a dear friend. As I waited for Uber in her front porch hammock I told my husband that the only downside was our stay was too short! Gracias, Inez! Warm Regards, Patsy & Larry

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Patsy thank you for your lovely words, for teaching me the names of flowers and plants and for appreciating my totally wild snd unplanned garden. Loved your visit !
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The place was inviting and clean. Well stocked and close to marlins park

  • 5 of 5

When arriving Ines met us and right away she felt like your mom. Super accommodating and had fresh juice, milk, cereal and water all in the kitchen. We were there for baseball and having not to pay for parking and only being a 3min walk to Marlins Park was perfect. The cottage was clean well stocked and the bed was comfy. We would not hesitate to stay with Ines again. Perfect host in our books!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your generous review, I am glad we could provide value to your Miami visit. Do come back ! Baseball season is just going to start !
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Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
836 East and West, I95 North and South
Car: recommended

Just across the bridge the University of Miami has a fantastic Wellness Centre. You are allowed to go the first 3 days free and after that the charge will be $15 x day. Our home is literally close to everything ! Wynwood, Brickell, Health District, South Beach and downtown. Also we have the entrance to 836 and 1-95 just a few blocks away making any destination easier to reach.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $25

Our check in time is 2PM and thereafter until 9 PM and our check out time is 10 AM. If you need beach towels kindly let us know. Please do not take the everyday towels to the beach.
If you are coming for a surgical procedure be advised that you must let us know before hand and you are coming with another person to help you out. Be aware that we might have to cancel the reservation if not clearly informed to us.
If you have to ship packages to our address, bear in mind that we will:
Take 1 or 2 small packages
The package must not require a signature
The package must be addressed to you and C/O (care of) Ines Cortes
We require you let us know you are sending a package and the approx date of delivery
Even though we will obviously do everything it takes to secure your package, we are free of all and any responsibility regarding the package(s) safety.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.