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Villa SONIA in prestigious S.W. Coconut Grove

Bedrooms 2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1930's Stone Bungalow in the Heart of the Tropics---Got Peacocks? We do!

This coral stone Bungalow was built in the 30's

and once owned by a local famous artist, Garland Falkner. His influence can be seen throughout the tropical grounds of this oasis.

The bungalow is located in a very upscale neighborhood, that is about a 20 minute walk into the heart of CocoWalk. There, you will find fine dining, bars, theater, shopping, marinas, and parks.

The upstairs bedroom has in-suite new full bathroom. The downstairs bedroom opens to the coral pool area. The downstairs bathroom NOT near this bedroom (plush robes provided).

This bungalow is one of two(2) bungalows on property for rent. The pool area and the separate park-like backyard is shared with the other rental, "The Stone Cottage" (if occupied) The ENTIRE property ( #681572) can be rented if available.


1. You are about a 30-45 minute car ride to airport (MIA)

2. 15 minute car ride to Village of Merrick Park(upscale mall)

3. 20 minute WALK to CocoWalk's dining, marina, parks, shopping, post office/Fedex, and the sailing club

4. 10 minute car ride to upscale grocery store, Fresh Market.

5. 10 minute car ride to Monty's; an iconic eatery on the water.

Warmest regards from sunny Coconut Grove,

Phil and Suzy

More Details

Property Manager
Phil and Suzy Stapleton
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2017

About Phil and Suzy Stapleton

Hi, I'm Phil Stapleton and along with my wife, Suzy, (Nous parlons Francais!) welcome you for a stay you will not soon forget. Suzy and I started hosting this fine property in February, 2015.

I have been a local artist for many years and Suzy is a French designer. Suzy has had the distinct privilege of working with notable French designers over her interesting career.

We have expanded our energies to include hosting one of the most beautiful, quiet and exotic places you can find in prestigious S.W. Coconut Grove.

Why Phil and Suzy Stapleton chose Miami

The home was originally built as a cottage for overflow guests who would stayed at the El Dorado Hotel--2 doors down. Many famous patrons have spent nights at the El Dorado, including Dorothy Parker from the New York Algonquin Round Table. Who knows? Pirates, scalawags and scoundrels too......

Enjoy the use of our complimentary retro cruising bicycles---ride within minutes to the heart of downtown, CocoWalk, Dinner Key, Monte's Trainer's, Scotty's Landing (hidden burger gem on the water), fine dining, shopping and entertainment.

Learn to sail at the nearby Coconut Grove Sailing Club

World Famous Fairchild Tropical Gardens is minutes away by bike as well. A must see.

Hang out on the property and see exotic birds, from the ever present peacocks to the often sighted green parrots and the occasional blue and gold Macaws. Hurricane Andrew (1992) released these beautiful parrots back into the wild after destroying the Miami Parrot Jungle.

What makes this bungalow unique

-Full Chef's Kitchen. Sub Zero and Wolf appliances. Just heat up the griddle.

-Eclectic upscale decor throughout bungalow

-On-site full-size washer and dryer.

-Outdoor BBQ, semi-private pool (only if there are guest(s) in the one other rental on property).

-Miami Beach is minutes away by car.

-World famous Key Biscayne and its white sand beaches await you---10 minutes by car.

-Luxurious mall shopping at The Village of Merrick Park -10 minute car ride


Northeast Coconut Grove Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Villa SONIA in prestigious S.W. Coconut Grove
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Coconut Grove Villa Sonia is amazing!

  • 5 of 5

This is a very peaceful street but within walking distance to Coconut Grove. So happy to have found this as my home away from home when I am in Miami.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely house, very well appointed and beautifully decorated. Downstairs bedroom needs a closet to hang clothing but otherwise every need is well met.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Indianapolis, IN

Quiet eclectic home in Coconut Grove

  • 5 of 5

We loved this home and location. The home is clean and well-maintained. The location is perfect... quiet, walking distance (less than one mile) to parks, restaurants and marina on designated walking/riding paths. Awoke one morning to seven peacocks sitting on the neighbors' roof and realized that we weren't in Indiana anymore.

Also, we arrived at nearly 10 PM after missing a flight; Suzy not only cheerfully let us in and showed us around but they shared some of they're own food with us as they'd guessed (correctly) that we hadn't had a chance to eat.

I think we have found our go-to place to stay when we come to Miami.

Kelda and Laurence

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely property that is very clean and well furnished with great location in the Grove.

  • 5 of 5

Suzy was very helpful and attentive and made our stay very pleasant. The villa is well maintained and has everything you need. My only comment for improvement is to keep the outdoor chaise cushions stored where they don't get wet and then moldy.

We definitely recommend this home and will stay again.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My husband and I loved our experience. Wonderful property, great location, attentive managers.

  • 5 of 5

We will return!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My childhood home.

  • 5 of 5

I did not stay here, but I lived in this house as a child in the early to mid 1960s. Wow, what a beautiful job the owners have done. Every time I've visited Miami over the years, I'd drive by the home, trying to get the courage up to knock on the door so I could take a peek inside. Wouldn't you know, I found it here and am overwhelmed by the photos. I will never forget "the coral rock house". If I ever have the chance, I'd love to book a vacation here. :)

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Northeast Coconut Grove Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 11.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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