"Nice location, beautifully furnished and well-kept condo and building - we've had a wonderful time:
LOCATION: Surfside is a really lovely and rather small suburb of Miami. This condo is located in the south of Surfside, near a beachfront park. The beach is clean and never crowded, even if you walk towards town center. There are dunes with a walk path on the beach. The town center with a Publix, some shops and restaurants is in walking distance. It's rather upmarket and next to famous Bal Harbour and the exclusive Bal Harbour shops. If you're looking for more "city life", you might go to Sunny Isles Beach - a larger suburbian city with more restaurants and shops - or the famous Aventura Mall in only 10 minutes by car. Vibrant Miami downtown and lively yet crowded South beach are 20 minutes by car, so everything is really close. (If you have no car or don't want to drive, buses go all the time, too.)
CONDO: Beautiful and well-kept kind of says it all. A comfortable bed, plenty of closet space (walk-in), a fully equipped kitchen with all you need, washer and dryer, two comfortable sofas in the living room and a balcony (accessible from both living room and bedroom) with views of both the ocean and the city. Perfect for breakfast outside. The condo was really clean and in good shape. The WiFi worked perfectly fine.
BUILDING: Bright and clean. The pool deck was clean and faced the dunes. As usual in Miami's northern beach suburbs, there's shade in the afternoon as the soon moves behind the high buildings. On a cooler day, you might want to move to the beach then, which is just a few steps away. The pool was clean but rather cool, cooler than the ocean. (The pool cleaning service explained it was unheated, which is quite odd in Miami - so that's the only thing one might wish to change.) The Jacuzzi was redone during our stay, so we did not use it. Self-parking behind the building was comfortable - literally just three steps to the back door.
CONTACT: Maria gave excellent instructions for arrival, everything was right in place. Some questions during our stay (mainly regarding the Jaccuzi) were answered very quickly and friendly. Thank you for a lovely stay in Surfside!
We would definitely rent this condo again and will ask for it the next time we're coming to Surfside."
Guest: Thorsten K.
Date of Stay: January 2017
Review Submitted: January 30, 2017