About the property
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- Minimum Stay2 nights
Upscale oasis w spacious backyard/deck nestled in upscale quiet neighborhood
Unique stand-alone studio with full kitchen amenities & huge private lush tropical garden nestled among million dollar mansions in quiet, lush green & upscale residential residential neighborhood. Amazing private 2K SF deck! 1 km from downtown Grove & Marina & minutes from Coral Gables. Built for family & friends with huge attention to detail and adjacent to owner's home. Enjoy custom built, spotless & fully furnished new kitchen with stainless steel appliances, bathroom with custom built wood floors, spacious closet, free Wi-Fi, fully furnished, washer & dryer, sparkling teak corridors & floor throughout, secure alarm system, new air conditioning, new hurricane windows. Relax in the 8,000 SF yard with large royal palm, royal poinciana, gumbo limbo, oak, almond, areca & banana trees, often visited by peacocks & parrots. Enjoy the newly built outside shower/toilet, workout area, custom built dining table & lounge areas. Ideal for those enjoying the tropics & all the comforts of home. There is a full size, fold-out sofa & a brand new queen size murphy bed! Large BBQ coal & gas grill, wood lounge chairs, hammocks upon request. Brand new iron + board, spacious custom built closet with hangers, microwave, stove, refrigerator, fully equipped kitchen with cooking utensils, plates, glasses, cups, silverware, pots, coffee maker, smoothie blender, toaster & serving items. Abundant free front door parking inside the property.
The amenities are for guest(s) only and no parties allowed on the property, unless Rene’s for such purpose at $250/hr plus $150 cleaning. No cable, animals or smoking on premises. Screen for DVD & computer connection.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- english, german, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 20, 2018
About Catarina Jimenez
I was born & raised in Costa Rica and came to the US for my studies. Have lived in Germany, England and Los Angeles & have been very fortunately to have travelled extensively. All my family is still in Costa Rica, which I consider home in addition to Miami. Travel, movement, adventure, and making the world a better place are some of my passions.
Catarina Jimenez purchased this House in 2010
Why Catarina Jimenez chose Southwest Coconut Grove
This is a very special place. I bought it as a foreclosure when it had been abandoned for many years. It took me more than a year to remove all liens. When I attempted to change the roof, it all fell. Soon after I received a notice from the city that it was going to be demolished. After negotiating with the city for the right to fix it, I gutted everything except for the outside cement walls and the floor. It took many trucks of soil to fill in the lake in the back after the overgrown "jungle" was cleared up... It was labor of love to redo everything everything from kitchen, bathrooms, hurricane windows, A/C, electric, plumbing, sewer connection, trusses, roof, alarm, walls. The day I finished it, I left to Africa to volunteer for a few months after quitting my job. I came back to do a storage shed, the back & front wood fences and my front landscaping. Before my second trip to Africa in March 2016, I finished the teak wood deck in the back, plus the outside shower and bathroom and landscaping with bamboo fences, birds of paradise, hammocks... It almost feels like back home in Costa Rica...
What makes this House unique
Probably the most special feature is the teak wood throughout. It was planted by my dad when we were kids and by a gentleman I know. My brothers helped cut the trees & then finished it with the wood finishes created by the family business in Costa Rica. If you love tranquility, green, orquids, plantain trees & big open patios with wood decks, you will love my home.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Oasis energético en Miami
Este lugar es una joya única, el lugar parece un templo, su guardiana Catarina, una increíble y hermosa persona que nos ha compartido su lugar, hemos pasado unos días inolvidables y llenos de paz, la casita está equipada con practicidad y gusto, mi marido, mi bebé y yo, solo tenemos palabras de agradecimiento por haber dado con este lugar mágico y maravilloso, estamos planeando volver pronto , un gran abrazo Catarina y gracias por ser tan buena anfitriona.
What a wonderful place to stop and relax! The studio was so well decorated, fully stocked for anything needed to enjoy the weather. Catarina was excellent, informative and willing to provide any help we needed.
The woodwork both in the studio and the backyard are stunning! The decks, flowers and layout in the backyard are so Feng shui.
We walked into Coconut Grove several times and really enjoyed the area.
Catarina - thanks again for a wonderful vacation.
Closer to the airport than I would have guessed. Mature tropical forest surrounds the neighborhood. Short and pleasant walk to downtown. The room is very beautiful and comfortable - peaceful uncluttered space which looks out on the beautiful garden. Quiet neighborhood as well. My favorite part of the trip was napping in the hammock and listening to the birds and the wind. Our hostess was extremely gracious and helpful with orienting us and making sure we were comfortable. She had great recommendations for where to go and what to do and provided us with good resource material as well. We highly recommend this listing and will visit here again the next time we are in Miami.
Highly enjoyed the visit Tom! Looking forward to having you home again!
Not only is the property an outdoor delight, the interior is spotless.
An unforgettable oasis
We loved staying at this property. It is clean, updated and unpretentious. Catarina was attentive and warm, but gave us privacy. We enjoyed walking the neighborhood and its close proximity to downtown C.G. Thanks, Catarina! We will come again and recommend to our friends.
Beautiful place to stay and enjoy the Coconut Area. !
The Teak Studio was just beautiful to look at and stay in. The whole place had a wonderful Zen feeling and you could relax and in just a few minutes walking distance you can enjoy the Coconut downtown with restaurants ,and even the ocean is within reasonable walking distance.
Catarina was lovely and so gracious, I could have moved in !
Walking distance to bus station / minutes to downtown Grove, famous CocoWalk shops & movie theater, restaurants, trendy cafes & boutique shops, galleries, marina/yatch club, sailing club & bay, upscale Fresh Market / 10 min. drive to Brickell, downtown Miami & Key Biscayne 7 min. drive to UM, Viscaya Gardens, historic Coral Gables, Fairchild Tropical Gardens & UM / 15 min. drive to MIA airport & Miami Beach / Walk to Peacock Park, Kennedy Park, Barnacle Park where you can enjoy yoga, volleyball & concerts Adventure Seekers/Sports Enthusiasts: At Grove Marina, rent a jet ski or boat to tour around Biscayne Bay Rent a sail boat or kayak at nearby Shake a Leg or take sailing lessons at the US Sailing Center / Walk to town and rent a bike or run to stunning Key Biscayne or Crandon Park, where you may want to rent a stand up paddle board, learn to kitesurf / Learn to dive 15 min. away in South Beach and then go for the day to the Keys to dive some more, snorkel and explore white sand beaches / Enjoy free yoga at nearby parks / Keep in shape at multitude nearby Crossfit boxes, hot yoga, yoga or bikram studios