Finding short-term (1-3 months), furnished rentals in Miami is very difficult but thankfully we found the Fortuna House, a charming building of 20 or so studio apartments in a quiet neighborhood north of the downtown area. As stated in other reviews, the housekeeper was extremely friendly and helpful. The apartment was reasonably appointed, with a full kitchen and all the necessary cooking utensils. Any time we needed something that wasn't in the unit, such as a broom, space heater, or iron, they were immediately brought up to us. Parking on the street was fairly painless, though if returning late in the evening you might have to park a block or so away but we always found a spot. There are laundry facilities on site and they worked most of the time--on a couple of occasions the machines would not start but a quick call to the service company and I was issued a refund check for the lost change within a week. It seems the laundry facility is shared with non-residents of the Fortuna House as well. Finally, only a couple really minor issues. The front door was often left to slam shut (and it was pretty loud!) and could probably use a more effective damper. Second, the apartments are located right under the flight path for the Miami International Airport--it didn't bother us very much, but on east flow days it can be quite loud until 11pm or later with jets at full power taking off from the airport and flying overhead. As for getting around town, there is a Walgreens only a couple minutes away and a Publix just north of the 112/195 interchange, about 7-8 minutes north. Getting to Miami Beach is a breeze at under 10 minutes (without traffic) and almost everything in downtown (Bayside, Brickell area, etc) is easily accessible within 10 mins as well. This is truly a great spot when you need to stay longer than a week or two but less than 3 months.
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