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Spacious Waterfront Vacation Home, Close to Coral Gables, the Grove and U of M

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Waterfront 4 br/4th with pool and gardens in a quiet historic neighborhood

This beautiful 3,000+ square foot Florida home features lots of room, four full bedrooms and four full baths, in a quiet and wonderfully convenient neighborhood. The common rooms are filled with light through enormous hurricane-proof windows, with beautiful Saltillo tile floors. The original art and antiques throughout the house range from wonderful to whimsical. The four bedrooms feature fine bedding, and collectively sleep eight in quiet comfort. The pool is large and lovely, while the pool table in the game room is a championship nine-foot Olhausen, newly re-covered and perfectly installed.

Gather around the outdoor fireplace of an evening or lounge by the pool, or in the shade of the fruit trees on the back lawn (avocado, mango, lychee and mamey, so pick your season!) or on the covered patio as you watch the sunset over the water.

The house is less than a mile from the University of Miami, a few blocks from the south side of Coral Gables and less than ten minute’s drive from the Miracle Mile, Coconut Grove, the Village of Merrick Park and some of the best dining and shopping that Miami has to offer. Twenty minutes’ drive takes you to Miami International Airport, Vizcaya, Key Biscayne, and Brickell Key, and five minutes more across the causeway takes you to the beach.

This home includes:

Master Bedroom – Private, spacious room, king bed, with large closet and bath, vintage claw foot tub and separate shower, open to the patio, pool and water view beyond.

Guest Master – Off on its own, with a queen bed, full en suite bath, water view and open to the pool.

Two large bedrooms – with tropical views, each with two extra long twin beds (can be combined as a king upon request), sharing a colorful, tiled bath off the main hallway.

Game Room – championship pool table, 60” television with dramatic surround sound system, antique mahogany and stained glass bar, and full bath.

Dining Room – seats ten comfortably, open to sitting area with coral fireplace and club chairs for quiet conversation.

Florida Room – comfortably appointed seating area, open to the pool, with a 50” inch television and surround sound system.

Kitchen – with striking views, center island and a full complement of appliances and cookware.

Swimming pool – sun-drenched, water-view pool. (Please note that there is no fence around the pool, and for that reason, the house is not recommended for families with very young children.)

Covered Patio – Ceiling fans, table seating for ten, lounging area, overlooking water and gardens.

Outdoor fireplace – for cookouts and conversations.

Smoker, gas grill and charcoal grill – for serious outdoor cooks.

Hi-speed internet, wi-fi, ample premium cable package, Sangean WR22 Bluetooth radios in each bedroom,

Circular driveway, fully fenced and gated property.

A maximum of 8 adults, and up to two more children, can be accommodated.

More Details

Wayne and Gloria
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Conversation in Spanish can be arranged
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 January, 2017


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

Spacious Waterfront Vacation Home, Close to Coral Gables, the Grove and U of M
average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews

Spectacular home

  • 5 of 5

The home is beautiful and comfortable. The kitchen is perfect for cooking large meals. Will book this property again and again :)

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind words. It's funny; some folks like the proximity to great restaurants best, and for others its the terrific takeout in the area, while some love the different outdoor cooking choices, and some folks enjoy the big kitchen, Any which way, we're so glad you enjoyed yourselves, and we look forward to having you back. Gloria & Wayne
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Adult Vacation

  • 4 of 5

Very nice property. Pool was wonderful and so were the bedrooms. Everyone had their own bedroom and privacy. We especially enjoyed the patio, and the iguanas, and parrots in the neighborhood. The owners were very helpful with places to eat, what to see, etc. If I'm ever back in the Miami area I would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely home and the pictures shown are completely accurate. We rented this home for out of town relatives coming in for my Father's memorial service. The home was large, comfortable and had a fully equipped kitchen for handling a large group of family members. I definitely would recommend this home and would also stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We're sorry for your loss, and pleased that we were able to provide a comfortable and comforting space for your family to gather. We look forward to any or all of you staying with us again. Gloria & Wayne
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A comfortable and quiet oasis

  • 4 of 5

This was our first VRBO experience, and we were very satisfied from start to finish. The house was beautifully decorated and very welcoming. We had miscellaneous family from three states gathering to celebrate a med-school graduation. Multiple bedrooms and bathrooms made that combination of families and age groups work smoothly. After graduation, several additional families and friends joined us for a casual lunch. There were lots of places inside the house to spread out. For those who wanted to be outside, there were several places by the pool and under the trees to sit, socialize, ...and gawk at the huge iguanas. This was the perfect place to celebrate a big accomplishment.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property is Outstanding

  • 5 of 5

To vrbo.....you're being difficult....be specific. What exactly is personal or business in this review.? Other reviews included personal names of owners. My email is on here due to your vrbo form. Delete it if you don't want it included.

We would like to thank Wayne & Gloria for letting us experience their beautiful property for one week. We had a family wedding in Coral Gables and staying at their house was a very nice experience. The house is beautiful and is accurately pictured on the website. Wayne is very thoughtful to include "FYI" on the local restaurants, places to visit, directions on how to use most of the electronics that are provided for our enjoyment and suggestions on places to shop. Their house is equipped with everything necessary to have a wonderful time without needing to go anywhere else if you choose to stay right there. We would without a doubt rebook with them should we need to visit Miami again. The location was very close to Coral Gables, the house was beautifully decorated, and it easily accommodated visiting friends and relatives. It was the best choice for us. Thank you so much! We enjoyed ourselves immensely. Terri & Family

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Terri. We're really pleased that you enjoyed your stay, and can't wait to have you back! Have a great summer.
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Great Getaway in South Miami!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property for a golf getaway weekend in April 2016. It exceeded our expectations! First of all, it is in a great location, close to Coral Gables and tons of nice restaurants. The house itself is quite nice with four bedrooms and four bathrooms--plenty of space!

The outside area is terrific. There is a pool and a nice grill and is the perfect spot to end the day. There is plenty of room to sit down with a cold beer, relax after a round of golf, and watch the sun go down. Very pleasant!

The owners were very responsive and helpful throughout the process. If we are ever back in South Miami, this is where we will stay!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, John. We were glad to have you and look forward to your next visit. Until then, we wish you nothing but fairways and greens. Gloria & Wayne
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Miami International Airport
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Biltmore Hotel
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Key Biscayne

Quiet, historic neighborhood, just a mile from Coral Gables and the University of Miami; great for walking, jogging and biking; tennis in the park a block away. It's a short drive to great restaurants, the Miracle Mile, the Biltmore Hotel, Coconut Grove, Brickel Key, the beaches at Key Biscayne and Matheson Park, and shopping at the village of Merrick Park.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £415
Property Damage Protection £82
Cleaning £208
Tax Rate 13.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. Higher rates may apply for special events, including UM homecoming, graduation, Art Basel, WGC at Doral and Miami Open Tennis at Crandon Park

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in South Miami in Florida South Atlantic Coast

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , full bath en suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , full bath en suite
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , extra long twins can be combined to a king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , extra long twins can be combined to a king
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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