"As is true with most females, I am a woman who is very hard to please. My husband and I are both type A personalities, and we like everything to be as perfect as possible at all times. I am obsessive when it comes to cleanliness, and I could find absolutely nothing wrong with our Penthouse 09 with Rooftop Terrace. This suite is so well designed, with such efficient use of space, without sacrificing aesthetics. Everything I saw was completely immaculate and of very high quality. We wanted for nothing.
I was already familiar with South Beach, and as promised, we were indeed so close to everything. The location is very convenient to great restaurants and shopping. I was able to satisfy my jones for Cuban food several times at Havana 1957 (fantastic handmade and completely authentic Mojitos, by the way -- best I have ever had and I have had them just about everywhere), and even the food at the Front Porch Cafe there on the property has great food. We called them for take out a few times, and it was ready literally within 10 minutes.
We have been spoiled by resort hotels like the Ritz-Carlton, and we seldom travel anywhere where there isn't one. We decided to go with VRBO on a whim and upon recommendation from a friend, and this, our first experience, exceeded our expectations. My husband and I were celebrating a major anniversary, and when we arrived, there were a dozen white roses and a bottle of chilled wine waiting for us. Amber and David were both very sweet and accommodating and we felt so at home. You will receive very prompt response from David before, during and after your stay. I was extremely impressed, because that level of service is so hard to find any more.
I almost cried when we had to return to Delaware. We will definitely be returning. Instead of our usual home-away-from-home, the Ritz-Carlton at Key Biscayne, our next visit to South Florida will definitely be another stay at Francis' Penthouse 09."
Guest: Donna B.
Date of Stay: September 2016
Review Submitted: September 30, 2016