Spacious Home:Hemingway Villa in Coral Gables Area
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
Description from the owner
Hemingway West Villa is an artistically furnished 1920s home with a beautifully updated, modern twist nestled between much sought after Coral Gables & Schenley Park area. Just minutes from Miami Childrenâ€™s Hospital and the University of Miami. This gated home features a main house with three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a private, attached one bedroom, one bathroom cottage.
Distinctive in its use of unique colors and textures in the indoor and outdoor living spaces, this residence affords you all the comforts of home - at the fraction of a hotel room price.The interior features original restored 1920 wood floors, as well as modern bam...Read more
Spacious Home:Hemingway Villa in Coral Gables Area
(Property location is approximate)
Additional Location Information
Nestled between much sought after Coral Gables & Schenley Park area. Just minutes from Miami Childrenâ€™s Hospital and the University of Miami.
Minutes drive to panoramic Coral Gables' Miracle Mile, Coconut Grove, South Miami, Biscayne Bay and the numerous restaurants, bars, nightclubs and upscale shops that Miami living is famous for. The world-class beaches and activities of Key Biscayne and South Beach are a short drive away from the Coral Gables are - within 15 mins. Key Largo within an hour, Miami International airport within 10 minutes; Ft. Lauderdale International airport within 30 minutes. It is also located near major Streets and Highways that allow access to the entire county and beautiful Florida Keys! Let the Coral Gables area be your playground and gateway to shopping, Fairchild Botanical Garden, water parks, Miami Seaquarium, outlet malls, world class zoo, water sports including snorkeling, swimming, Coconut Grove yacht and sailing club, fishing, jet skiing....or just relaxing.
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$300||$350||$1,800 - $2,100||$4,200 - $5,500||3 nights|
|Jan. 1 2012 - Dec. 31 2012||$300||$350||$1,800||$4,200||3 nights|
|Jan. 1 2012 - Dec. 31 2012||-||-||$2,100||$5,500||7 nights|
|All Other Dates||$300||$300||$1,800||$4,200||3 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Refundable Security Deposit - $250 / stay - Security Deposit - Varies by Lenght of Rental/Type of Rental
- Exit Cleaning - $100 / stay - Other - Exit Cleaning / Additional Housekeeping Available Upon Request
Additional notes from owner
Nightly and longer term rentals available upon inquiry.Kids and pets welcome!
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: April 11, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Good Location but Needs a Major Cleaning
We booked this rental May 23-27 for my birthday and my sisters college graduation. We traveled with a group of 8 people. The pictures on Tripadvisor are somewhat misleading.
4 bedrooms, good location
The grass was not cut, the trash was not taken out, shower in the master bedroom did not work, dead tree roaches were all over the house, severe ant problem, house needed cleaning and paint needs refreshing. The patio furniture was dirty, and its obvious no one has been to check on the house.
We all were bitten by something while staying at the home. One of our guests broke out in a horrible rash that started on her arms and traveled to her back and legs.
I have contacted the owner twice about when I would receive my deposit back but have not gotten a response.
If your looking for a rental that's a good location in regards to the airport and beach, then this is a good rental for you. I personally will not rent this home again.
The place to stay
I was going to focus on the property and leave the owners out of it but it would be unjust if I stayed quiet on that front. I was super surprised, yet really pleased to see that there are still very decent people left on earth. From contract negotiation time through post-stay, they were very professional, courteous and understanding. We flew in from Toronto and they kept their word to the letter so all we had to do was move in and enjoy the stay.
The place is very well kept - clean and tidy with appliances in working condition. It is everything the ad and pictures depict it to be. High-speed wi-fi and an extended TV package were good bonuses. I had some worries following a previous user's review but found them to be misplaced and unwarranted. I had a wonderful 6 days (May 2nd - May 7th) with family and friends with absolutely nothing to complain about (well except to say it was too good :-)). If I had to change anything about the place, I would change nothing.
I highly recommend this property, especially for a large traveling party. But please, keep it in good condition as I will need it again when in the area.
Ps. It turned out to be a warm, sunny period instead of being a rainy week as had been predicted. If you ask nicely, the owners can help out with the weather too as they did for us. ;-) LOL!
A Nice Place That Has Seen Better Days
As with any vacation rental, there were good points and bad points to this one. The good points were that is was very well located, had a great floor plan, and attempts were made to decorate with taste. In addition, Stephanie, the owner, was very responsive. The bad points were that: the house has not been refreshed since it was redone about 5 years ago, such that the whole place just felt a bit dingy; the owner relied on her cleaning staff and gardener to keep up the place, but neither crew was doing a good job; and the owner clearly was never stopping by to check up on things, so that we found old stuff from previous renters, encountered multiple light bulbs that were blown out, as well as a broken toilet, sink, furniture and door.
Unfortunately, the whole place was just a bit disappointing, and the current photos on Tripadvisor do not exactly portray the rental.
Top of the line vacation home
Dear Stephanie -
Just wanted to say thank you - we really enjoyed our stay. The house looks exactly like the pictures and your descriptions.It's beautiful! We've rented several vacation homes over the last few years but yours definitely provides the best quality and comfort we have found. We will be back again soon! We also really loved the location; easy to get to all of the fun activities our kids wanted to do during our stay. Thanks again for all your advice and for making the process so simple! Gabriela