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Charming Garden Cottage Close To The City Center, Health District & Wynwood

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Property type cottage



About the property

Spacious garden studio with sitting area, kitchen and dining in great location

This house celebrates and embraces the wonderful diversity of this great country. We welcome with arms stretched wide, our brothers and sisters of all races,creeds and sexual orientation. Together we will not build walls but a magnificent future for our children and future generations.

Our 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. The ciottage has a queen bed, a sitting area,, TV (Direct TV), and a large closet. 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

Ines Cortes
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish, French-Understand and communicate rudimentarily
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 February, 2017

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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

Charming Garden Cottage Close To The City Center, Health District & Wynwood
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews
Edmond, Ok

Lovely cottage in the middle of Miami

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The cottage was clean and inviting. There was coffee and granola, so we didn't have to shop our first night. Everything was very comfortable and our hostess was very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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First Time in Miami

  • 5 of 5

Inez's cottage was delightful and so much more than I expected. The location was perfect to main street Little Havana where we spent most of our time. The cottage is very clean and well supplied. Ines found my glasses after we left and promptly mailed them to me at my next location. Thank You for a wonderful stay.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at the cottage and for your kind words. I love knowing I helped my guests enjoy the city. I whole heartedly agree with you in that our location is so convenient. We are close to every interesting place in town. Your visit was such a pleasure. I enjoyed our conversations and your take of Miami. You are most certainly welcome back at any time.
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  • 5 of 5

We loved the garden cottage and the host! Our experience led us to fall in love with Miami and all it has to offer. Arriving at the cottage after a long drive I was very happy to find it was more than I had expected. The garden setting is gorgeous and relaxing. We felt we had privacy the whole time - though we did welcome time sitting outside chatting with Ines - at our invitation - about places to see and eat, things we must not miss and generally getting a feel for Miami life. Inside the cottage, it was spacious, very clean and comfortable with little homely things that made it feel like we were at home. Information brochures and maps provided were great for giving us starters to getting around. We were able to come and go as we pleased without disturbing anyone. Loved the lights down the path when we arrived home later at night. Very nice touch! Thank you so much, Ines, for being a great host and providing us with a fantastic experience. When we come back to Miami next time, we will definitely be booking with you!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I feel honored and privileged to have been upir host. You were a lovely couple and I looked foreard to our conversations in the morning. Thank you for being incredibly kind, accommodating and just plain charming and generous. I am hoping we will meet again and sit in the garden to chat about everything !
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  • 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
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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
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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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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:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
high season
1 Dec 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
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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
  • Housekeeper Optional
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 , Outdoor Shower
  • Small bathroom with large window. We also have an outside cold shower hidden in the garden and under the large mango tree.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • The cottage has a queen bed- new mattress. -There is a sitting area with 2 comfortable chairs, TV ( Direct TV), book cases and a small video library as well as a large closet. We have french doors which open to the garden and can be kept open during the winter months. 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 ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
  • non smoking only
  • 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
We provide you with an extensive list of restaurants both in the neighborhood and surrounding areas. We have as well a list of food delivery services and coupons for discounted prices which arer available to our guests.

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