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“Amazing trip & best service!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Flamingo South Beach / Calico Apartments

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1500 Bay Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (West Avenue)   |  
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Jacksonville, Florida
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“Amazing trip & best service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

We came down to South Beach for my sister's bachelorette party and stayed here in the Penthouse Suite under Ryan Atkin at We Own South Beach. The place was gorgeous and nicely decorated and very spacious for us eight girls. The balcony view was amazing!! You can see the beautiful crystal clear blue/turquoise water and Miami Beach's downtown--breathtaking!! The pool was big and it was a lot of fun. They served drinks and food and we layed out on the canopy beds. I did not want to leave this place!!! Ryan also hooked us up with a decked out table (balloons, snazzy sunglasses and flashing pin for the bachelorette, and glow sticks) and drinks at Mynt Lounge. It was a blast!!! Ryan was really fun, energetic, kept our stuff safe, and did not let anyone without a full cup all night!! He has the customer first attitude and he's the best!!! He made the night truly memorable for all of us. It was an amazing weekend and I'm going to use Ryan's conceriage services again for another bachelorette party!!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Our stay at the Flamingo was very nice. We were very well received by Ryan Atkin.
We were staying in the apartment for 5 weeks, and it went very well. The resort has an excellent gym, a large swimming pool ...
The condominium is well located near the Lincoln Road. Not exactly in front of the beaches, but it's very close.
Recommended!!

Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Boston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

We had a tough time with our apartment in the South Tower at the Flamingo. We are a pretty tolerant bunch but the apartment we were in was filthy. The smell of the old cigarette smoke was "covered" up by air fresheners that were non effective, and equally foul. Some of the appliances did not work, toaster and washing machine, the beds did not have mattress covers and the carpets were stained with questionable substances. We would recommend that you really take care when you sublet in this building. As others have said, the websites are not truthful.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

My family and I had a wonderful and restful stay at the Flamingo for four days. We are very grateful to WOSB (We Own South Beach) and Ryan Atkin for providing us with a very luxurious, comfortable and spacious unit located on the top floor of the south tower. The views of the Miami Bay and the city's skyline from the balcony are amazing during the day and (specially) at night.

Although we didn't venture into the complex's pools and other amenities, we did try out the fitness club located above the parking garage on one occasion, and found it to be well-serviced with newer equipment, many different types of fitness classes and a 180 degree view of the Bay.

The building is located two blocks from Alton Road and four blocks from Lincoln Road, both main commercial strips with many types of restaurants, bars and other stores. Although the beach is approximately a 15-20 walk, we enjoyed the privacy and quietness of the building as opposed to the hustling and bustling of Ocean Drive. There is a recently-installed bicycle rental spot right in front of the building, a service which allows for pick-up/drop-off at various locations throughout Miami Beach. Extremely convenient for those that enjoy venturing and mobilizing in bikes.

We highly recommend staying at the Flamingo unit operated by WOSB and Ryan Atkin, specially for families or individuals looking for privacy, adequate space, kitchen facilities and the home-away-from-home feeling.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Came here for my friend's Bachelorette weekend in Miami and had the most amazing time. Even before we arrived the service was top notch - Ryan Atkin from WeOwnSouthBeach was incredible. When we arrived he personally brought us around the amazing Flamingo property and to our Penthouse condo which was fully stocked with the groceries we asked for and had an extra bed set up as well. Any questions we had were answered within minutes all weekend. The condo was gorgeous - way nicer than I expected with absolutely everything I could have asked for (shampoo, conditioner, hair dryer, blender, etc..you name it). Was much happier here than I would have been at a hotel - and it was less than half the price. Pool was insanely gorgeous. Ryan gave us excellent recommendations - he knows Miami and South Beach like the back of his hand. We had a GREAT time. Stay here.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rio de Janeiro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

We had a 3 month+ stay at the Flamingo, and we were very well taken care of. We booked our stay with "weownsouthbeach", and Ryan Atkin, one of the owners, personally saw to that we were happy and satisfied. He aimed to please, and succeeded:) We are a family of 4, with two teenage sons. When we needed an extra bed in the apartment, he hooked us up. The internet stopped working, and he switched providers so that the problem could be fixed. If anything was needed, he was sure to help us out, right away. Never having been in South Beach before, he helped us point out where to find the grocery store, and hair salon to fit our needs...he also fixed us up with parking, and a gym membership at the Flamingo Fitness center for the time we were there! We are very happy with the service we received. We never felt like we were left hanging. The area is nice and convenient. I don't think we could have found a better place to stay while we were there! Thank you!

Room Tip: We lived in two different units when we were there, and they were both very stylish..newly renovated...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Please be careful when considering a short-term stay at the Flamingo! This is against the law and the fines are steep.
The Flamingo is a wonderful place to live, if you are looking for at least a one year lease. The newly completed South pool is spectacular and having the restaurant, store, drycleaners and dog groomers right there on the grounds makes it all so easy.
If you are a mature, honest renter, you will have no problems with management.

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Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Flamingo South Beach / Calico Apartments

Address: 1500 Bay Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach > West Avenue
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 59 Specialty Lodging in Miami Beach
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Flamingo South Beach Resort is a luxury apartment complex that is illuminated at night, providing a captivating outline of what is Miami Beach's premiere urban residential address. Located on Biscayne Bay in the fashionable South Beach district of Miami Beach, on the intersection of 15th Street and Bay Road, this premium location offers residents commanding Atlantic Ocean and Bay waterfront views, and an exceptional view of the downtown Miami skyline. The Flamingo has two brand new infinity pools, one with waterfalls, two hot tubs, private sandy beach and BBQ areas. Both pool decks with food and beverage services and a tiki bar. 2 blocks from Lincoln Road Mall, grocery shopping, gourmet dinning and stunning nightlife. 3 blocks from Miami Beach Convention Center and the Jackie Gleason Center. Guests enjoy 24-hour valet service (just $18/day! most hotels charge $35 and up) ... more   less 
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Flamingo South Beach Hotel Miami Beach

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