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Unique Deco Pool Home 2 blocks from Coral Gables

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

2-Bedroom, 2-Bath Open And Bright Art Deco Pool Home

The charm of the art deco era with modern updates, located in the Little Gables neighborhood, surrounded by Coral Gables. Approximately 1300 SF includes bedroom with queen bed and private bath, second bedroom with either king bed or two twins, second bath with shower/tub, open living/dining and kitchen area, lap pool, two decks, with BBQ that is covered and one with retractable awning, table and chairs for outside dining - there is also a fireplace and an upright piano in the living area for those who are musically inclined!

IMPORTANT: My husband and I reside in the upstairs apartment, which has a separate entrance. Please note that we will not use the backyard area/BBQ/pool during your stay. We have a boxer dog and a cat that you will probably never see nor hear (unless we happen to be walking the dog around the block as you come in or out of the main house!), however if you have dog or cat allergies, this is probably not the right property for you! Otherwise, we will make sure you feel like you are completely on your own, unless you need us for anything, of course, in which case we can give you immediate assistance.

More Details

Melanie Elder
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 March, 2017

About Melanie Elder

My husband and I met in Miami - a likely place, I think, for a relationship to blossom between a Chilean and the daughter of a Californian and an Ohian couple who raised their family in Puerto Rico, Costa Rica and Colombia. We have lived very, very happily in our Little Gables home for 10 years, adding special touches, large and small, to our surroundings on a regular basis to make it the oasis it is now.

Melanie Elder purchased this house in 2004

Why Melanie Elder chose Miami-Dade County

This home was originally a 2-bedroom, 1-bath starter home with original art deco architecture from the 1940s. When expanding and updating our home, we concentrated our efforts in maintaining its original charm and following the architectural style in the newly constructed expansion. The end result provides a retro-modern open feel with the conveniences of today's lifestyle.

What makes this house unique

This home is like a small world unto itself, an oasis in the middle of all Miami has to offer; very private but still minutes away from shopping and entertainment. We hope you will enjoy, as we have, cocktail hours by the pool, listening to the birds in the morning or taking an afternoon nap in the hammock.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Miami in Miami-Dade County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , The two twin beds can be replaced with king bed if desired
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
We can make car/chauffeur available upon request for an additional charge


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

Unique Deco Pool Home 2 blocks from Coral Gables
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews
Philadelphia area

WONDERFUL property and owners!! Thank you.

  • 5 of 5

We recently rented this great house for 10 days. It is a perfect house for 2-4 people. The yard and pool are private and lovely; I hope that the pool could be heated in the future. The kitchen is wonderful with every utensil or appliance that one could imagine. The house was clean and very well maintained..The owners live upstairs and are lovely people-available for questions etc but NEVER intrusive. We really never knew that they were at home..Wonderful, safe neighborhood..we walked our dog several times a day and enjoyed seeing the various houses and architecture. The house is in a good location with a few minutes drive to restaurants etc..I would recommend this house to anyone interested in this area. No close beaches, unfortunately.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place with terrific attention to detail

  • 5 of 5

Lovely Art Deco home with nice focus on retaining original Art Deco style with upgraded amenities (fabulous pool, big fridge, washer/dryer, etc). Perfect for our family of four. If you're looking for a McMansion, this is not it. If you want a clean, elegant, home in a good location - go for it. They did a great job of what you don't see in the photos too: kitchen cabinets stocked with everything, sheets and towels of very soft cotton (not the usual cheap rental stuff), closets cleaned out so you can actually hang your things, and very very clean. Only downside is the central air is a bit loud, but it works well so no complaining. And finally, the outdoor pool area is peaceful in a neighborhood near everything.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent because you'll live your stay with a good reception, in a house with great benefits! enjoy

  • 5 of 5

Just A Few Steps To Coral Gables downtown ... Key Biscayne Beaches, Miami downtown and Miami Beach at 30 minutes by Car, gorgeous Art Deco House with Custom rooms inside, Great US Kitchen With Countertop and Kitchen Island with good Appliances. No noise at night, in a safety area, You will enjoy the Charming Art Deco Pool with great intimity, his Tiki Hut, cycling at 5pm around the area. The owners, Mélanie and Enrique, are very preventings if you need any informations during your vacations or week end's getaway. I recommend it !

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, MA

Gem of a Home on Coral Gables/Miami Line

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of five adults in town for a college graduation and were amazed with the accommodations at Melanie and Enrique's home. Everything you could possibly need, we found in the home. The house was extremely clean, the beds were very comfortable and linens better quality than I've seen in some hotels! The decor was beautiful; we loved looking at the artwork all around the home. The backyard was gorgeous and it was hard to pull ourselves away from the pool to attend all of the planned graduation festivities. Melanie and Enrique were very gracious hosts and were very quick to respond to all questions before and during our stay. The location was perfect; just off the main roads of Miami/Coral Gables area, close to everything but the residential area was very calm and peaceful, perfect for an early evening walk. All in all, just a perfect place to stay in the Miami area.

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Second stay was wonderful.

  • 3 of 5

We love the house and the pool and the hammock. Nice neighborhood and wonderful welcoming and gracious hosts.

Thank you again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for providing your review, it's great to know that you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to having you back - please let us know how we can make your next stay 5-star worthy : )
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Everything Worked Out Just As Described by Owners And The Best Reviews

  • 5 of 5

We were 3 Adults 55+ needing a house in Coral Gables for 8 Nights. Everything worked out just as we had hoped.

The pool and yard was a place of beauty to rest and grill. Privacy and Quiet and Peaceful Walks in the neighborhood was our adventure. All questions were answered in a very timely manner--our upfront money was all properly handled through Home Away and the damage deposit was returned within 3 days on our account.

When we did see or speak with our hosts during our stay everything was helpful and friendly. The kitchen

is very well equipped with granite and high end appliances. The house is very clean--Everything was in order when we arrived. We had one car -- for walkers there is a short walk to the Free Trolley that runs the length of 42nd avenue. The air conditioning was perfect and the beds comfortable. Two Bathrooms....what else does anyone need....a vicarious experience of what it would be like to live in Coral Gables...

Bill & Woodie & Raymond....

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Miami, Florida South Atlantic Coast

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Postwinter holiday/Spring 2017
9 Jan 2017 - 31 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer/Fall 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 16 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £397
Cleaning fee £119

IMPORTANT: My husband & I are living in the upstairs apartment – we have two boxers and a cat.

IMPORTANTE: My esposo y yo vivimos en el apartamento del segundo piso – tenemos dos boxer y un gato.

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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Miami International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Over 50 bars within 1 mile
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Coral Gables Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Over 50 restaurants within 1 mile
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Key Biscayne
Car: recommended

Little Gables is less than 5 miles from the Miami International airport, and only a 5-minute drive to downtown Coral Gables, offering a huge selection of restaurants, bars and shopping. Key Biscayne is about a 20-minute drive, offering beaches (Crandon Park, Bill Baggs State Park, Virginia Key), water sports, catamaran and jet ski rentals and the Miami Sea Aquarium. We are also about a 25-minute drive from South Miami Beach.


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