Coral Gables: Safest, Coolest Place In Miami!
From $80 / night
Description from the owner
Description from the owner
Type: Bed and Breakfast
10 minutes by Metrorail from downtown Miami's financial & social center is super-safe and ever-trendy Coral Gables. Right on the MetroRail, we're five minutes from the station and Miami Airport, and we'll pick you up anytime - or anywhere in Miami! So. Beach? We'll drive you there, most days or nights (and pick you up). The Gables has amazing restaurants (tripadvisor lists 203, Zagat 85), and terrific shopping a short walk to the new Merrick Park Village shopping center. The Gables has 20 foreign consulates, hundreds of international corporate headquarters, and world-class restaurants. Beautiful environs, multi-lingual and charming knowledgeable ...Read more
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Coral Gables: Safest, Coolest Place In Miami! Coral Gables, Florida
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Energy, grace & goodwill characterize our comfy GardenVu and Small-Room GardenVu spaces. Short- or long-term, great for either 2-3 three guests (or a single traveler in the small one). Bike (take ours! only $5/day), walk to Univ. of Miami; MetroRail; over 200 shops, restaurants, Vizcaya, Planetarium, world's best beaches. Come soon!
Our rooms have a charming open-feel southern exposure, a large & quiet vision into the garden's sweet sitting area, a wonderful vaulted ceiling fan, traditional Florida mosaic tile floor, and privacy at the south end of the house. A short step to the kitchen. living room, and bath (shared bath is 20 short steps away), you can wake up any time and have coffee, tea, rice & beans, or breakfast (all free and darn good fun, with our famous homemade Italian Herb Bread or Cinnamon Raisin Toast). Invite a dog to share a discussion about life, liberty and the pursuit of baseballs with you, or work use our hi-speed Uverse WiFi, or read a book in our comfy, comforter-laden bed. We'll help you decide which of the fabulous natural places you might want to visit by car (we can probably take you if you need a ride - for $10/each way!) or bicycle ($5/bike/day for your visiting use, with lock, covers loss, mutilation, accidents); or we'll recommend a nearby restaurant from any of the 203 TripAdvisor lists or the 84 Zagat rates highly. All in biking distance. Run over to the high school track for a quick sweat, stop off at famous Merrick Park Village and shop any of its 200+ stores, grab a sandwich and a drink, or just hang in the garden with a glass of wine (we stock it). Take the bike 5 minutes to the Douglas Rd. MetroRail station (bikes OK on the train) and go to center city for a concert, a Heat game, a Marlins game, or fabulous downtown shopping and dining. Take in an exciting, eye-popping evening at the Wynwood Art District (home of ultra-modern Art Basel) and view the latest (and greatest!) in most-modern post-modern art of all types imaginable.
We'll direct (or drop you off, time permitting) at Crandon Park Lighthouse for lunch and tennis (you can go to the Sony Tennis Open, timed right), and on the way back we'll take you to world-famous Vizcaya Gardens (long trips are $20/each way). We're gracious, supportive and love to have you love your stay, and whatever we can do to help, it'll be done! Come and go as you like, and we'll assist in a memorable vacation, convention stay (there are hundreds of conventions in our area), or gawking tour of South Beach to work on your tan, your hormone control, or your sense of humor...or just put a hole in your bank account as you shop your way through Lincoln Mall at SoBe and dine at exotic Peruvian Japanese restaurants that fuse sea treasures with forbidden Amazonian fruits and flowers. Swim in the nearby Venetian Pool (as our guest); or spend a lazy breakfast at world-famous Biltmore Hotel Gardens.
Or just chill here and we'll help you write the world's greatest English paper (Harvard English Degree, Class of '68) or play Beethoven at the piano. Come and go as you like, be who you will or might not be again ever, and live it all the fullest in this remarkable ultra-smooth Latin city that blends Little Havana, Little Haiti, San Jose and San Salvador with the shops, sights, smells and safety of one of America's greatest cities, and its cheeriest, welcoming and most secure suburb. A skip and jump, my car or MetroRail, to everywhere you'd ever want to be, see or visit. We'll do your laundry (free), take you anywhere (often free to do so) within 20 miles ($10/trip), or wait while you shop. Mi casa, su casa. So far, only lovely positive reviews...here's a sampling:
Adria: Eugene is a great, accommodating host! The room was clean and comfortable, in a nice quiet area but not too far from public transportation. Definitely a good place to stay!
Jade: Eugene is a friendly, welcoming and accommodating host. The room was clean, and he even offered breakfast. .
Stuart: Exceptionally gracious host who went beyond the call of duty to accommodate my recent short stay in Miami. I would highly recommend Eugene's home to anyone with south Florida travel plans. Very affordable, very clean, conveniently located
Joel: Eugene is a fantastic host and a stellar conversationalist. He made sure that my fiancée, a friend and I were always comfortable even after a last minute reservation. Eugene is also a great chef so talk him into cooking for you! :-)
Raimo: Eugene was a very gracious host, he was able to pick us up from the airport and we used his hospitality to get a ride to the mall to do our shopping. On top of that he made us breakfast twice! If you stay, ask for the bacon… he makes perfect bacon and it was from the microwave: my skepticism was brushed away! He has friendly dogs who are quite well behaved and give you a warm welcome.
Boris: The kindliness and care Eugene took with me was absolutely unexpected.
Elena: He is a great host!! prepares delicious breakfasts, bakes awesome bread, and cooks wonderful beans and rice, the house is nice and clean, he has four dogs which are really friendly and fun, Gene makes you feel confortable and at home!! I would totally recomend to stay there.
Chris: There is really no need to stay directly in Miami or Miami Beach even if you don't have a car. If you stay in Gene's place, make sure you don't leave in the morning without one of his smoothies or a piece of his home-made herb bread. :-) I'll be back, that's for sure.
Xingyuan: This was a great option! Breakfast was delicious, Eugene was a personable host, and the proximity to the Metro Rail and short drive to get onto I-95 made the location itself quite convenient.
As a Coral Gables BNB guest, you'll have access to terrific amenities. You can use one of our mountain bikes ($5/day - covers repairs & loss); we'll drive you anywhere within 5 mi. for $10 (one-way); you can leave your luggage here after your stay ($3/day). We even forward mail for free!
We'll sit and talk with you, and discuss anything from Nietzsche & Freud to Obamacare & federal debt, from the perspective of a Harvard College guy schooled in running public companies for decades. Or just enjoy your privacy and quietly sit with Hennessy & Licker (our dogs) in the Garden. It's up to you!
Coral Gables is the "Venice of America." You can bike to the Venetian pool and take a dip there, or go to Downtown Miracle Mile and shop at glorious stores, or just walk around the corner to the 200 shops at legendary Village of Merrick Park. Grab a pizza at Sir Pizza, a lunch at Cafe Violetta, or visit the Coral Gables Museums. Walk on nearby incredible beaches, or I'll drop you off at Crandon Park (more like Cape Cod than anything on earth) and bike around Key Biscayne Village - we'll take you there with bikes and pick you up.
Douglas Rd. Metrorail Station is a 10-minute walk from the house, or you can take your car (safe parking here at home) and go to the Planetarium and Science Museum (10 mins.) or further into the CIty for all the wonders of South Beach, downtown MIami (one of the world's great financial centers) or eat at any of 200 great restaurants all within biking distance. We can take you to the airport ($10 each way) when you depart, or simply decide to stay indefinitely! (You just might.)
Keyless Entry, 24 x 7 fresh homemade bread and butter (honey, jam, you decide!), loving & ever-welcoming doggies....it's just a nice, friendly, homey place to be. I'm here most of the time. Let's take a walk with the kids (Henny & Licky), or wander around the neighborhood and gaze, or go visit the 100 year-old Banyan trees at the Coral Gables Library walk. Enjoy.
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