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Charming Garden Cottage Close To The City Center,health District & Miami River

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Little Havana - The Wild Wild Rose

Spacious studio with sitting area, kitchen and dining in fantastic location

Our beautiful and delightful cottage sits in the middle of a beautiful garden just minutes away from the city center. Located in a quiet historic district close to Brickell, the Health District, the Grove ,Wynwood and 8 minutes away from South Beach. We have a comfortable kitchen and a great and irresistibly romantic area for al fresco dining. Public transportation is close by- metro rail, buses and trolley- . You can also bicycle to Downtown, Wynwood, the Health District and even the Grove. Rental bicycles can be found at the Publix supermarket by the river. Sewell park is close by and provides a beautiful experience of the Miami River. We have a deep love for the property and have enjoyed living among the flowers, the birds, the lizards, the cats and our huge mango tree (very Miami) while at the same time being so close to the Arsht center, the PAMM, and Rosa de La Cruz, Rubell and Margulies art collections. For baseball fans, we are located half a block away from the ball park. We also go to the Tower theatre a delightful space that screens wonderful movies.

We have a very green street with a beautiful canopy. Grove Park has been federally designated historical and we are very proud of our neighborhood. It is quiet, peaceful, friendly and safe. Easy access to 836 East and West, 395 ( Miami Beach) I-95 North and South. We have a couple of restaurants which are colorful and good, and a great gym by the UM medical center across the bridge on the other side of the river.

Our check in time is 2PM and thereafter until 9PM and check out time is 10 AM

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Ines Cortes
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 October, 2016

About Ines Cortes

I love nature, beautiful things, kindness, intelligence, generosity, a sense of humor creativity and honor. I love good architecture, kayaking, horses and my cat, Clinton. I also love my dog Koko but I have to confess a weakness for Clinton. The both of them are so sweet and funny. I am a World Music aficionado with a particular interest in African pop. I enjoy traveling and in particular I am crazy about India. I want to visit Turkey, Burma, Turkistan and Prague and will do so soon.

Ines Cortes purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Ines Cortes chose Miami

Our home was built in 1926. It has the original pine wood floors, doors, handles, crown moldings and windows. I love the music the windows make when you open a close them. The mango tree is majestic even though it lost half its crown in a hurricane prior to 2002. The fruit is delicious and plentiful. It reminds me of places back home where music is played under a big tree and there is always plenty of food and drink for everyone. I have planted a lot of greenery in the property. Kind of hit and miss but I have a sabal palm that is to die for - It makes up for all the ones that did not make it. We have a front porch that overlooks the street and it is shady and delicious during late afternoons.

What makes this cottage unique

When I first saw this house I knew I belonged to it. The way the house sat on the lot was gracious and light. Every detail from the exquisite cracked tile in the front porch to the glass handles and the keys to the rooms enamored me. Living in a city that has a fancy for anything that is shiny and new, I realized I had found a piece of Miami's history and I wanted to preserve it.


based on 18 holidaymaker reviews

Charming Garden Cottage Close To The City Center,health District & Miami River
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Ines' for one night because we were going to a baseball game at Marlin's Park. We chose the place for proximity (only a 1/2 block from the ball park), but it would have been a wonderful stay for any reason.

The cottage is charming, romantic, and well stocked, and Ines' is a wealth of information about the local area and the best restaurants. We look forward to coming back again sometime to enjoy Miami Spice!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Ines's place for 3 days. The place is beautiful, has everything you can possibly need during travel and more! She even provided milk, juice, coffee and cereal for the breakfast. The entire space was exceptionally clean. I really enjoyed my stay in Miami thanks to Ines's beautiful place.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Idyllic cottage within walking distance to Calle Ocho

  • 4 of 5

I stayed here for 10 days for a work trip and it was perfect for this. Ines was very helpful form the start, always giving me comprehensive info to my many queries in advance and during my stay. The cottage is in a lovely garden which is very pleasant to sit in, and is scrupulously clean throughout with a very comfy bed and linens. Calle Ocho is about a 1 1/2 mile walk away and is a great way to see the neighbourhood--also Calle Ocho has wonderful Cuban restaurants and cafes--I went there for dinner several times.

I travelled without a car and used a bike and Uber (on Ines' suggestion) to get around--both worked very well. There is a Walgreen's 2 blocks away and a Winn Dixie 20 minutes' walk away. The proximity to the stadium shouldn't worry non-sports fans, as even during a game the area was relatively quiet. Ines is a wonderful host, completely helpful and informative and can fill you in on any aspect of the city you wish to learn about.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Katie for your review. I am glad you could move easily by bike and UBER . The location of the cottage is really close to every center of interest in Miami. The truth is that we owe our success to our guests who have been so appreciative of both our bed and breakfast and our cottage and specifically to guests like you so generous and accommodating. Thank you for staying with us, for making us proud to be hosts and for making our heart sing ! Come back soon, you are always welcome.
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Beautiful cottage in a tropical garden with a helpful host

  • 4 of 5

Great little cottage. Very homely, interesting books and artworks. Beautiful place set in the tropical garden of a house 5 - 10 min cab ride from Little Havana, Wynwood etc. 20 mins from the beach. Owner Inez is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Milk, coffee, juice and cereal on arrival were very welcome. We have invited Inez to visit us in London!

Andrew and Beata

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed your time in the cottage, albeit so short ! Hopefully you will come back to experience our hospitality for a longer period of time. Thank you for staying with us. We know you have many choices and we appreciate the fact you selected us.
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Urban oasis close to all...

  • 5 of 5

In April my wife and I made our first trip to see Miami. Arriving by car, we did not have a preferred area of the city to stay in...we wanted to see various parts. The cottage is an older leafy neighborhood, tucked in between one of the highways and the Marlins stadium, in an area of stuccoed Mediterranean houses once far more prevalent in Miami. After you learn the one-way streets and freeway ramps (easy), you discover that the cottage offers close access to the arts district, the downtown marinas, the PAMM art center, South Beach, Vizcaya, Little Havana, etc. just as advertised. Ines will help out-of-towners with navigation and parking issues, which were pretty minor for a couple of New Yorkers, but might be an bigger problem if you're used to ample, free parking everywhere you go. Before we even arrived, Ines sent me a tip about which toll pass to get from the drug store for Miami's toll roads... very helpful!

The cottage itself is modest but has been thoughtfully equipped with everything a traveler might need or want, plus it has the kind of artistic flair and sparkle that makes it an inviting place to spend time when not touring. We were easily able to make our own breakfast each morning (which we prefer) and one night we decided to dine in with wine and take-out at one of the outdoor tables in the garden. Delightful! You don't always get that option, especially in the middle of a city.

Throughout our 3-night stay, Ines was attentive to our needs, helpful with answers, and respectful of our privacy. We could not have asked for a better hostess!

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are always so happy when our guests can enjoy sitting outside in the garden in this divine weather. Part of the charm and allure our guests refer to is owed to mother nature and how it is so wonderful to enjoy this oasis in the middle of the city while being so close to the different nightlife centers and interesting neighborhoods in Miami. Our objective is to provide our guests with value and convenience while also providing a beautiful surrounding.
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  • 5 of 5

The cottage was exactly what my husband and I were looking for! We had one night to stay in Miami and were traveling with our 1 yr old son. Because he goes to bed at 6:30, we wanted an affordable place to stay that gave us the option of not sitting in a dark room being quiet at 6:30 while our babe slept. Ines was so easy to communicate with. She provided a pack n play for our son, was very welcoming and even told us how to order dinner and have it delivered. We sat outside and enjoyed her adorable garden, had dinner, relaxed and went to bed! The cottage was beautiful decorated and extremely clean. I recommend this little cottage for anyone looking for a romantic, quiet place off the beaten path!

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always so wonderful to know that our guests had a good time staying with us. We try as much as possible to provide our guests witha a sense of place, value and confort and it is totally satisfying when we are successful. We love what we do and we love the city we are in. Thank you so very much for your review. You make our heart sing.
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Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
836 East and West, I95 North and South
Car: recommended

Just across the bridge the University of Miami has a fantastic Wellness Centre. You are allowed to go the first 3 days free and after that the charge will be $15 x day. Our home is literally close to everything ! Wynwood, Brickell, Health District, South Beach and downtown. Also we have the entrance to 836 and 1-95 just a few blocks away making any destination easier to reach.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Little Havana, Miami-Dade County

Rental Basis:
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1 Dec 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
1 night minimum stay
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1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £20

Our check in time is 2PM and thereafter until 9 PM and our check out time is 10 AM. If you need beach towels kindly let us know. Please do not take the everyday towels to the beach.
If you are coming for a surgical procedure be advised that you must let us know before hand and you are coming with another person to help you out. Be aware that we might have to cancel the reservation if not clearly informed to us.
If you have to ship packages to our address, bear in mind that we will:
Take 1 or 2 small packages
The package must not require a signature
The package must be addressed to you and C/O (care of) Ines Cortes
We require you let us know you are sending a package and the approx date of delivery
Even though we will obviously do everything it takes to secure your package, we are free of all and any responsibility regarding the package(s) safety.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Little Havana in Miami-Dade County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Small bathroom with large window.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Double bed - Antique frame- The bedroom has a sitting area with two comfortable chairs. French doors can be kept open during the winter months. There is a sitting area with 2 comfortable chairs in the same space. The studio has a kitchen and a small dining area as well as the outside/garden area that has a large table and is suitable for dining.
  • Books
  • Terrace
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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