About the property
- Studio200 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights
Romantic Clean Studio FULL Amenities Directly On Beach wPool & WIFI w/Smart TV
Clean Romantic Studio Directly On Beach Boutique Condo (recently completely renovated) w/New Pool in the heart of South Unit on Ground Level. While unit is family-friendly, we've also added some romantic details such as flickering battery operated candles (for safety) and dimmable black crystal chandelier lighting to create romantic ambiance as well. Fresh coffee, sugar, cream and tea await all incoming guests to this romantic paradise. Studio offers Full-size bed, clean linens & towels, fully stocked Kitchenette with essentials, fridge, microwave, gas range/oven, coffee maker and toaster. Mounted on swivel arm on wall s a 32" Samsung Smart TV and wireless WIFI and Cable also included. Brand new remote control AC just installed. Wireless Bluetooth portable speaker available to sync with your mobile device for music enjoyment. Beach chairs, beach towels, beach umbrella AND a rolling beach cooler are also available to use by all guests. Sleeps 2 comfortably with option for inflatable twin mattress. Plenty of storage and overall nice new clean accommodations in perfect location! In the heart of SoBe, just blocks from Nikki Beach. We've tried to create a home-away-from-home experience we're sure you will enjoy! Enter condo on Ocean Drive just two blocks from main hwy. entering Miami Beach (5th Street) and exit rear directly onto sandy beach. While unit is close of all the nightlife it is a few blocks away in a slightly more residential area so you'll be away from the noise and crowds. Secured private building entry with key/fob only. No unauthorized guests are allowed in building. Bldg. does not have private parking but street (residential zone 1) is available for $10.00 per day. However, unit is so centrally located you may never need a car to get around South Beach. PLEASE CLICK ON "CALENDAR" ABOVE OR SCROLL DOWN TO CHECK AVAILABILITY....CALENDAR IS KEPT CURRENT!!!!! Check-In: 3:00 PM, Check-Out: 10:00 AM (flexible hours upon request).
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- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 11, 2018
About Carmen Alfonso
Miami native beach lover wanting to enjoy a weekend get-a-way. We want you to have a great vacation experience and want you to return to visit us again. We've tried to make it as comfortable as you home-away-from-home. While unit is family-friendly, we've also added some romantic details such as flickering battery operated candles and dimmable lighting to create romantic ambiance as well. We provide beach chairs, towels, umbrella and rolling cooler for beach use and offer free coffee, cream and sugar to all guests.
Carmen Alfonso purchased this Studio in 2015
Why Carmen Alfonso chose South Beach
I doubt you'll find another unit with so many attention to details and extras such as free coffee, cream and sugar for all guests, beach chairs, beach towels, umbrella and even a rolling cooler for your convenience. Free WIFI, iron, wall charging USB ports, plus cordless Bluetooth speaker which can also be taken to the beach. All you need is your personal items everything else is provided. Excellent location. Only two blocks away from main hwy entrance (5th Street) to South Beach, in the quieter residential area. Between historical SoBe and world famous Nikki Beach. Clean New Luxury accommodations. We've tried to think of every imaginable comfort you could need and want but the best thing about our unit is the care we put into its cleanliness and the personal attention given to details. Great for families as well as couples wanted a romantic get-away.
What makes this Studio unique
This unit is great for families and couples wanting a romantic get-away. Dimmable lighting and bat. operated candles provide romantic ambiance. All guests welcomed with coffee, cream and sugar. Beach chairs, towels, umbrella and even a rolling cooler are provided. Absolutely excellent centrally located to South Beach life, great night life, great restaurants and great beach all at walking distance. No car needed. Uber is the most popular form of transportation. But if you do plan to bring a car do let me know when booking as visitor parking access is very limited. Visitor passes are available for an extra $10.00 per day and allow for parking a few blocks away from Ocean in the residential Zone 1 area.
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Great little studio apartment by the beach. If all you are looking for is a clean place with a comfortable bed and good shower this is the place for you. Plus it’s right by the beach. We spent two nights- days were windy so we spent our laying out in the sun time by the pool- which was a terrific bonus. Beach towels are provided.
Great walking access to all restaurants and amenities.
The only reason that I didn’t rate this as a five star is that the walls are thin and you can hear a lot of activity around you. For some reason the person above us seemed to be working on something all night which led to a restless night.
As I said though great spot and we were pleased with the accommodation.
Thank you Carmen
Your welcome. Glad you enjoyed and that you were comfortable. I think the noise is a hit or miss situation. Depending on the other guests during your stay I agree the place can either be quite or it can get noisy. I've been there when it's dead quite and then they'll be a party going group that will cause turmoil. Sorry about that. It was a pleasure hosting you too so if you ever come back hope you think of me again.
Has ups and downs
When my wife and I walked into the studio, we were greeted by a pile of towels, blankets, and various debris on the floor in a small room. We thought the previous tenants might still be there and walked back out into the hallway to contact the owner. It turned out the place simply hadn't been cleaned. The owner blamed the cleaning lady and did not offer to remedy the situation in any way other than sending the cleaning lady the next day. After a stressful hour of looking for a hotel room at a reasonable price, we were forced to spend the first night of our stay in a dirty room - not what we were looking for from a "Clean Romantic Studio" as the listing title claims. A very unfortunate way to start our few days off.
After the room was cleaned it served us reasonably well. The close proximity to the beach is its best feature. The interior is quite cramped and dated, but that is to be expected at the price point.
If not for cleaning mix-up our impression of this unit would probably have been a bit better, but after the first night sleeping in filth and the owner's complete lack of ownership of the situation I am hard pressed to recommend this rental to anybody unless it is significantly cheaper than all other options in the area.
WOW, Reading this review sounds nothing like the person I spoke to on the phone. First, as I mentioned this had NEVER happened before! My cleaning lady has been working with me for over 2 years and has been very dependable. I too was very upset and disappointed, however, I immediately told you where to find clean linen and towels as extras are always kept under the bed. Had you checked in earlier it would've been a lot easier for me to remedy the situation as I would've driven up there myself, but if I remember correctly you got in very late close to midnight. Because it was already so late at night and I assumed you just wanted to relax so I suggested you change the sheets and grab clean towels to which you seemed more than happy to do. My cleaning lady was there first thing in the morning and place was left spotless. Later you sent me this message:
Thank you Carmen. The stay was very enjoyable.
Mon 3/26/2018 2:58 PM EDT
It's hard to control so many things in a day when you depend on others, but I try very hard to stay on top of the unit's rental, trying to provide for every comfort and attention to detail but unfortunately things happen that are out of our control. At no point did you express your concerns to me nor did she give me the slightest feeling that you were not satisfied with my response to you. Had I known what else I could've done to make you happier I would've tried. No matter how cheap the price of the room is cleanliness is not something to be compromised! I fully understand that and believe that. Again, wish I had known. Can't apologize more than I already had, but I do again!
Dark room, window doesn’t open
Property was well maintained but room had one window looking toward a parking lot and did not open to feel the ocean breezes. The smell in the room was probably left over from former resident’s cheap cologne. Yuck...
Unfortunately, there's nothing I can do about a guest's cologne but it's a shame that given all the details I do try to put into my rental unit like the air freshener to avoid things like that, the dimmable candles for pleasant evenings, the rolling cooler and portable speaker for convenience at the beach, the USB wall charger for convenience in charging guests' portable devices, umbrella, beach chairs and towels plus the coffee, cream, sugar and tea provided to all guests, only a couple of negative things out of my control have to hurt by lower my rating from a two star review. Its unfortunate that only the bad stands out and the good unappreciated. As to the window not opening...this is not true! The window certainly does open. If you had an issue with it you should've let me know and I would've had my cleaning lady stop by and show you how to open it.
Great spot in south beach !
This place is exactly described by the owner , everything you could possibly need for a trip to the beach is here ,chairs , umbrella etc etc . The place is clean and well kept with towels linens and such . Really Just bring your clothes . It is in a great area that is a 5 min walk away from the all night craziness, and in the other direction a quieter area with some of the best dining anywhere. Me and my wife just loved the location . As well as the fact that it is directly on beach ! The owner carmen is a pleasure to deal with having answers to any question and responding back to me as quickly as possible. She set the parking for me in a moments notice , which was greatly appreciated. Anytime I me and my wife are back in south beach your place will be my first choice ! From beginning to end the transaction was perfect! Hope to be back soon ! Thank you Carmen!
Thank you Anthony for such a wonderful review. It was a pleasure to have you as a guest as well and look forward to hosting you again. Best Regards, Carmen
On the beach! Walkable to a lot!
Location was fantastic. Instructions on how to access property were great. The cooler, beach chairs, and umbrella came in handy. Appliances were clean, nice sheets, full size bed. Beach towels provided but are small.
Furniture was a bit banged up. We noticed the smoke detector was missing, brought to owners attention right away, but in the 3 nights we stayed they were unable to get it put up. Access to the beach is incredible and yoga on the beach right there every day of the year 7am and 5pm - free but donations accepted. It was awesome! Unit window faces a parking lot but you wont likely be in the room much. Would recommend this place but check that the smoke detectoe is working.
Thank you for taking the time to write this review. The smoke detector has since been replaced. Unfortunately, as you know, we thought it was just a matter of it needing batteries but as it turned out a past guest apparently threw it away as it was no where to be found in the unit. Had I not had to go out and purchase a new detector it would've gotten taken care of the next day as replacing batteries is something anyone can do, even a guest I suppose if it were that important to them. In any case, it has been since replaced. I'm glad everything else was to your liking.
Perfect place to spend a couple of nights before a cruise
Carmen was great to work with and answered emails / messages quickly. The apartment was clean and cozy with all the essentials. It is small, designed to be a place to sleep and keep your stuff while out on the beach or on the town, or touring Miami. The TV, a/c, and microwave all worked great. Never tried the stove. Laundry facilities literally across the hall. Access to the beach so close, you couldn't get closer without pitching a tent on the sand, LOL! My daughter and I stayed here two nights and found the location convenient and very safe. Walking distance to South Beach Pier and to the art deco nightclub district. Great value for the money and again Carmen is so friendly and easy to work with! I would definitely stay here again!
Thank you so much! I appreciate your review and look forward to having you as a guest again. Best Regards,
Minutes from Nikki Beach. Minutes from famous South Beach Night Life. Plenty of Fine Restaurants walking distance. Absolutely excellent South Beach location
Additional information about rental rates
Please allow up to 10 days for return of security deposit. If paid through VRBO it is handled directly by them. If paid directly via PayPal, refund handled by owner, but a kind reminder could be helpful as most transactions are not direct. Clean studio with 32" Samsung TV, WIFI, cable. Fully stocked kitchenette w/fridge, microwave, gas range/oven plus beach chairs, umbrella, cooler & portable speakers. Optional inflatable twin for $20.00/night includes addtn'l sheets and pillows for 3rd (child only) guest. Unit is small not suitable for 3 adults. Contact me at carmen.alfonso.0973atgmail or 305-962-0973if you need to make payment arrangements.