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VILLA ON SUNSET - MIAMI/CORAL GABLES/COCONUT GROVE

Ann Barrow

Member since: 2013
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Speaks English, French, Spanish
People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Ann Barrow

Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2015
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VILLA ON SUNSET - MIAMI/CORAL GABLES/COCONUT GROVE

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Miami - Villa on Sunset

Spacious and Tranquil Home, 3 Br, 2.5 Bath, Sleeps 6-8 Guests

This elegant, modern and sun-infused home draws its charm from the rich history that precedes it. Built in 1929 of the coral rock typical of early Florida structures, it was the original caretaker's home for the vast mango plantations that are now South Miami and Pinecrest. Its generous great room with wood burning fireplace, its coral rock dining room surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows (formerly the mango plantation caretaker’s front porch), and its huge eat-in kitchen comprise the original home – and all preserve the Florida pine and mosaic tile floors that graced it in 1929. A 1995 addition seamlessly expanded the living space to 2400 square feet, incorporating only the finest quality elements: mahogany kitchen cabinets topped with honed black granite countertops, high end stainless steel appliances, volume ceilings and crown molding, Florida pine hardwood floors, travertine marble baths, intelligent and creative interior lighting, and high impact windows and doors that bathe the interior in light and showcase the lavish gardens – which of course include mango trees. Set well back on a huge gated and fenced lot, Villa on Sunset is a quiet haven from the mayhem of the workaday world. In addition to the expansive great room, dining room, and kitchen, this home features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a restful study, a music room, a brick-paved patio for outdoor entertaining, and a child’s outdoor playground. Eight guests sleep very comfortably and peacefully here, secure within a state-of-the-art security system. And when you wake up, all of Miami’s many wonderful attractions await you – just minutes away. Owners speak English, French and Spanish.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Ann Barrow (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
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Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2015

About Ann Barrow

We are diplomats with the U.S. Department of State and have lived all over the world, always looking for the perfect home to buy. It took us many years, but we finally found it in South Miami.

Ann Barrow purchased this house in 2013

Why Ann Barrow chose Miami

Villa on Sunset blends architectural and historical charm with the comfort, design and convenience of a newly-built luxury home. This house has a unique place in South Florida's history, but it is also reminiscent of the original settlers' homes we always admired when working many years in Kenya.

What makes this house unique

Villa on Sunset is a haven for rest and relaxation and at the same time a great location for enjoying all the fun, exciting and memorable elements that are Miami. Brilliant restaurants, the best shopping, nightlife, golf, tennis, watersports, top universities and hospitals, Miami Int'l Airport -- just everything is very nearby -- often within walking distance.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We just stayed here over the week while attending a wedding in Miami and everything about our stay here was perfect! My wife spoke to ann (the owner) and said that she was very nice and very accomodating. At one point, my wife even made a comment that ann was so nice that it almost seemed to good to be true, so we were very pleased when we arrived at the home and found it to be even better than we had hoped! The home has everything you will possibly need and the grounds are simply gorgeous. The entire property is surrounded by lush tropical plants and the front of the property is secured with gate access. We felt completely safe to let our kids run around the property and they loved the playground in the back. The beds were very comfortable and the linens were soft and clean. The entire house was spotless and all the amenities/appliances were brand new and beautiful. The home itself is a beatifully restored, mediteranean style that eminates Miami lifestyle. Since we were down for a wedding and had all of our days planned out, we didn't get to see much of the surrounding area, but while driving home, there seemed to be a pretty active night life that we intend to come back again to enjoy. Can't wait to stay here again!...I also want to add that on the last day, we met the house cleaner and grounds keeper and they were also very nice.



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"Absolutely, I would recommend this accommodation to my best friend!"
Feb 2014
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Separate WC's1
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Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 36 holidaymaker reviews

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VILLA ON SUNSET - MIAMI/CORAL GABLES/COCONUT GROVE
average rating of 5.0 based on 39 reviews
5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most fabulous time with my family in the Villa. The house is decorated with exquisite taste and everything is impecable. This place has really good energy and all the amenities made us feel as if we were home! One of my family members mentioned that the pictures looked beautiful but the Villa looks even better in person and we all totally agreed. A big thanks to the owner for being so welcoming and polite. Our family had an incredible time.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Fabulous says it all!

  • 5 of 5

This property is absolutely fabulous. The owner has thought of every detail and has instructions for everything. The kitchen is well equipped, the living room and dining room are very comfortable, as are the bedrooms. We (three ladies) loved the decor and came away with ideas for our own homes!! The description of the property was accurate as were the details of the amenities. It is immaculately clean and well maintained. The owner was responsive and professional. We attended the Miami Open Tennis on two of the days and also visited the Fairchild Botanical Gardens (absolutely gorgeous) as well as Vizcaya. We wish we could have stayed longer to enjoy the garden/barbecue and just to relax at the villa. We would definitely recommend this to friends.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Lambertville, New Jersey USA
5

In A Word...Outstanding!

  • 5 of 5

If you liks 5 star accomodations, you're going to love this. I would give it 6 stars if I could. Read all the reviews, how often do you see solid 5 star ratings like this. Incredible, unique, exquisite, beautiful, I couldn't agree more. This is one like no other. I've travelled all over the world and this will be one of the most memorable stays that I've ever had...

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Lambertville, New Jersey USA
5

Five Star Accommodations

  • 5 of 5

This house is amazing ... I never wanted to leave. The pictures don't even depict the ambiance of this place. Everything is just perfect and beautiful; the house, the decor, the gardens. It is magical.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Boynton Beach, FL
5

Exquisite & Unique

  • 5 of 5

As a VRBO veteran I have experienced a good amount of vacation homes. This is perhaps the first house that exactly matched the splendor of the photos. It has very unique architectural details that our uncommon not only in FL homes, but especially in rental homes. The setting is private and peaceful and sits back on a main road that is close to many Coral Gables attractions. I can go on and on, but the bottom line is if you are looking for a vacation home in this area, look no further.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Columbia, SC
5

Beautiful house! Great location!

  • 5 of 5

The house was every bit as beautiful as the photos depict it to be. It's a perfect mix of historic architecture and modern conveniences. It included everything we needed as far as kitchen, dining and bathroom amenities. Beautifully decorated and maintained. Would love to stay there again!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Miami International Airport
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Granada Country Club Public Golf Course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
MetroRail
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
SR 826
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Dadeland Mall
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Matheson Hammock Park Beach
Car: recommended

Villa on Sunset is five minutes from the Palmetto Expressway – SR826 – an important artery that feeds to the whole of Miami. All of Miami’s attractions are 30 minutes or less from your gate. SHOPPING AND RESTAURANTS: Walking distance away are The Shops at Sunset Place and its neighboring “town center,” a vibrant shopping, dining and entertainment venue with a European ambiance. Also near is Dadeland Mall– a Miami institution whose upscale stores and restaurants have long attracted visitors from the Americas – now newly expanded to include such popular sites as Bobby Flay’s Burger Palace. Fifteen minutes away by car is another high-end mall, The Falls, where guests stroll one-level, covered walkways surrounded by a million-gallon waterscape and lush tropical foliage. Dixie Highway, a few blocks away, is lined with shopping and restaurants, among them Café Bon Jour, whose French proprietors maintain a glorious bistro menu -- and the best croissant in Miami. Another favorite destination for fine dining is the Coral Gables Miracle Mile area – home of Morton’s Steak House. FOOD SHOPPING: Whole Foods and several Publix supermarkets are five minutes away. Two Fresh Markets are nearby, and one of Miami’s best vendors of fresh seafood, Captain’s Tavern Seafood Market, is ten minutes away. BEACHES: The nearest beach is Matheson Hammock Park Beach, 15 minutes from Villa on Sunset. More beautiful beaches are 25–30 minutes away. In Key Biscayne are Crandon Park Beach and Bill Baggs Cape Florida Beach – rated among the top ten beaches in America. A 30-minute drive south takes you to Bayfront Park and Marina in Homestead, Florida – the same lush setting as the Florida Keys, but close to Miami and less populated by tourists. South Beach, home to ART BASEL MIAMI, one of the most heralded art exhibitions around the world, is less than 30 minutes away. South Beach glitters with nightlife – all day long. In addition to the beach, enjoy its historic Art Deco architecture or its waterfront dining. MIAMI SEAQUARIUM: On Virginia Beach Key, 25 – 30 minutes from Villa on Sunset. THE EVERGLADES: are thirty minutes from Villa on Sunset – either by self-drive car or via a tour from Miami Beach. COCONUT GROVE: 15 minutes from Villa on Sunset, is a waterfront village that features art gallery walks, outdoor dining, sailing regattas and wacky festivals. The Grove's American Water Sports Center features boat and JET-SKI AND YACHT charters. PROFESSIONAL SPORTS: All less than 30 minutes away from Villa on Sunset. March 2014 promises two important tournaments: the SONY ERICSSON OPEN TENNIS Tournament at Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne and the PGA Trump National in Doral. Baseball (Marlins Park), football (Sun Life Stadium) and basketball (American Airlines Arena). GOLF COURSES: Miami is covered with golf courses. One of the loveliest is the Granada Golf Course - green and lush – good also for jogging, only 15 minutes away. Killian Greens Golf Club is less than 10 minutes away. TENNIS COURTS/ACADEMIES: Five notable tennis centers are 10 – 15 minutes from Villa on Sunset: The William H. Kerdyk Biltmore Tennis Center, the University of Miami Neil Schiff Tennis Center, the Salvatore Tennis Center and the Montana Tennis Academy. The Granada Golf Course also contains six courts available for public use. NEW WORLD SYMPHONY: Attend a Friday concert night of this prestigious Miami orchestra at the New World Center. Or enjoy a concert that projects images on a soaring, 7,000-square-foot projection wall. Bring a blanket, share a picnic dinner and enjoy the sights and sounds of the New World Symphony with friends and family! These outdoor concerts are free to the public and do not require a ticket. UNIVERSITIES: The University of Miami, Florida International University and Miami-Dade College are three of the many institutions of higher learning very near Villa on Sunset. HOSPITALS: Two of Miami's best hospitals are less than five minutes away: Baptist Hospital, 8900 N. Kendall Drive and South Miami Hospital, a few blocks from Villa on Sunset. WEDDINGS: The Biltmore Hotel and the Granada Country Club – both in Coral Gables, host some of Miami’s most beautiful weddings. Both are 15 minutes from the front gate of the Villa on Sunset. METRORAIL: A few blocks from Villa on Sunset, MetroRail connects the Miami International Airport, downtown Miami, and Brickell with Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, and South Miami, ending at Dadeland Mall. FAIRCHILD TROPICAL BOTANIC GARDENS: Twelve minutes away and filled with exotic plants, butterflies and birds, it was named for David Fairchild (1869-1954) who traveled the world and brought back t who traveled the world and brought back the mango plant that flourished in S. Florida’s plantations for decades.

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Prices & Availability

From $446 Nightly

Prices for this holiday house in Miami, Miami Area

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Pre New Year Season
12 Dec 2015 - 18 Dec 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,757
for 3 nights
From
$508
 
 
Winter holidays
19 Dec 2015 - 8 Jan 2016
5 night minimum stay
$3,057
for 5 nights
From
$565
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$1,571
for 3 nights
From
$446
$3,198
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $205 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Event fees apply, depending on the number of guests invited to the event.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Miami in Miami Area

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1, Double Master Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Travertine marble, separate and private loo with bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Travertine marble
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Extra long twins
  • The music room contains sleeping accommodations for an additional two people..
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • Racquetball
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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