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“The #1 Place to be in South Beach...Period!”
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PROPERTY LOCATION
BALCONY OVERLOOKING OCEAN DRIVE AND THE BEACH
LIVING ROOM OVERLOOKING OCEAN DRIVE
FULL KITCHEN
VIEW FROM THE BALCONY
THE ART DECO BUILDING-APARTMENT IS 2ND FLOOR LEFT CORNER
VIEW FROM THE BALCONY
OCEAN DRIVE
OCEAN DRIVE
THE BEACH 200 METERS AWAY
VIEW OF THE BUILDING FROM ACROSS THE STREET
PATHWAY TO THE BEACH ACROSS THE STREET
CORRIDOR
THE BUILDING
OCEAN DRIVE-LUMUS PARK IN FRONT OF THE BUILDING
VIEW FROM THE BALCONY
SOUTH BEACH STEPS FROM THE BUILDING
LINCOLN ROAD
OCEAN DRIVE-LUMUS PARK
LINCOLN ROAD
OCEAN DRIVE-LUMUS PARK
OCEAN DRIVE-LUMUS PARK
OCEAN DRIVE-LUMUS PARK
SOUTH BEACH
OCEAN DRIVE-LUMUS PARK
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Miami Beach, Florida

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TexanMade
Dallas, Texas
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“The #1 Place to be in South Beach...Period!”
Reviewed July 7, 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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Where do I start??? First, the location. This location cannot be beat on Ocean Drive! The condo is right in the middle of all the action in South Beach. Right above Fat Tuesdays and right next to Mango's with a perfect view of Ocean Drive and the Beach.

Booking
The booking process was smooth and seamless. We actually contacted Lee about another property, but when he responded, he gave us a list of his other properties in South Beach and we fell in love with this one (apt. A). All of his properties seem great, but we really wanted a balcony and a view of the beach, so this one fit our needs. Lee was very prompt in responding to us whenever we contacted him by either email or phone. We paid part of the rental to book it, the rest is due at time of check in, either by money order or cash. There is also a $300 refundable deposit which was refunded back to us the day after we checked out. :)

Check In
Check in had a hiccup but it worked it out quickly. First, since we were checking in on a Saturday, it was a little difficult to coordinate with the valet to park the car on Ocean Drive and unload our luggage because the street was jam packed (no fault of Lee's, but just be prepared if you are checking in on a Saturday, it will be crowded). We met Eduardo (works with Lee) in front of the condo and he had the valet guy save us a parking space so we could take our bags upstairs. We had ten minutes which was plenty of time. Once we got upstairs, Eduardo showed us the lock box for the keys, which is outside the door (there was only one key though). We get inside, take a look around and pay the remaining balance of the rental to Eduardo. This is where the confusion came into play. Eduardo was not aware that we had already paid the $300 deposit and was asking for that money in addition to the remaining rental balance. We called Lee and he cleared everything up, but we did still owe for the parking garage (which we forgot about), which was $15/day. This is a discount from what everyone else pays, and the parking garage is just on the next block over, very close. You get a parking access card that allows you in and out of the garage during your stay.

The Condo
Exactly like the photos listed. Very clean, everything you need. Even though there's always people hanging out downstairs, I felt very safe here. The actual door to enter the property is on the side of the building and you have to have an access code to even get into the building. Condo is equipped with towels, toilet paper, paper towels, dishes, utensils, etc. There was no soap, so make sure you bring your own or get some when you get there as there are several little grocery stores nearby (there is also a liquor store the next block over which comes in handy if you don't want to pay the high price for drinks on Ocean Drive). Cable TV, DVD Player, radio/iPod dock, portable radio/CD player, beach chairs, umbrella, iron/ironing board. Only thing we would have liked was a washer/dryer, but hey who wants to wash clothes on vacation anyway? There is a bus stop right up the street on Washington Ave that can take you into downtown Miami, $2 (must have correct change, either dollars or coins). There was never a dull moment here because all you have to do is go out on the balcony to people watch and look at all the cool cars go by. We saw every expensive car there is. Bugatti, Ferrari, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Maybach, are a common sight from the balcony. Mango's is next door and stays open until like 5:00 am so there is always loud music playing but it did not bother us and we were able to sleep thru it with no problem. Also the bed was very comfortable.

Nearby
Everything! Beach, restaurants (make sure to go to Mango's and Clevelander), clubs, shopping, Espanola Way, bus stop, South Pointe Park, Versace Mansion, Lincoln Road Outdoor Mall and several clubs.

Checkout
All that is required is to either hand wash the dishes or put them in the dishwasher to wash. Leave all the towels on the bathroom floor and leave the bed sheets on the bed. Leave the keys back in the lock box and put the parking access card on the bar.

Summary
If you want to experience South Beach to the fullest, contact Lee for this property! You won't be disappointed. If you are looking for a quiet rental, away from the party atmosphere, please look elsewhere. If you're looking for the "hot spot" and center of the action, book this rental now!

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Liked best: Location and the view.
Liked least: No washer & dryer.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Jul 7, 2013
What more can I say, except that there should have been a 2nd key for the guests.

Thanks.
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Canada
Reviewed June 28, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

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Management Response
Jun 28, 2013
Still one of the most unique places to stay in South Beach......Thanks for the comments.
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New York
Reviewed June 20, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

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Management Response
Jun 20, 2013
Thank you.
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Lizucile
Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
“Great apartment with everything you need.”
Reviewed June 13, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

I stayed in this apartment along with my wife and three other girls for a total of four nights and five days. Everyone was pleasantly surprised to see how clean the apartment was and by the fact that everything advertised and promised was there. Also Lee and his assistants made the whole process very seamless and responses to any inquiries were very prompt. As a matter of fact I felt like this was the easiest renting process I have ever been through.
The location of this apartment is amazing. Everything was walking distance and believe me at 4 AM after you are done clubbing this is a blessing.
Lee was also very generous to let us check out of the apartment at 6PM, regardless of the fact that the contractual checkout was 11AM; and he did so at no extra charge. I will definitely rent this place again next time I come down to Miami.

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Liked best: The location.
Liked least: The noise from Fat Tuesdays. (downstairs)
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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Management Response
Jun 12, 2013
thanks...and with respect to late check out, I try to accommodate guests when possible, but this typically depends on whether new guests are arriving on the same day as departure of current guests...
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ohio
Reviewed May 30, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

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Management Response
May 30, 2013
Thanks...
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Quebec
Reviewed May 24, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

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Management Response
May 24, 2013
Thank you.
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Maryland
Reviewed May 1, 2013 for a stay in April 2013

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Management Response
May 1, 2013
Thanks.
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