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Private and safe in the heart of the Country

People5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

1 bedroom apartment in the middle of the historic Redlands

Halfway between Miami and the Florida Keys, 20 minutes from the racetrack, this quiet private apartment sits behind the main house on a fenced acre located in the historical Anderson's Corner Redlands. Just 15 minutes from the Fl TNPX, we are situated close to local tourist historical attractions but away from city life. Lush and tropical, it's a true escape to the country. Plenty of parking for any vehicle, the 600 SF apartment is a comfortable fit for 2 people. Arrangements can be made for up to 5 with the pull out sleeper sofa in the living room and a provided folding bed. There's a separate bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and all housewares to make this your home away from home while you explore Miami, the Everglades & the Florida Keys or even the local Redlands attractions. We leave plenty of goodies for your arrival so you can snack & have coffee & breakfast before hitting the grocery store in the morning. Appliances include full size refrigerator, microwave, washer, dryer, coffee maker, blender, toaster oven, hair dryer. The bathroom has a full tub and shower as well. There is wireless internet access and a 52" flat screen TV, complete with Netflicks and full network channel access. Outdoors is inviting with table and chairs set up for your shaded visiting pleasure. The sunset view is unparalleled and the neighborhood is wonderful to walk around in with many groves, nurseries, and variety of animals. If you wish, we have 2 bicycles with helmets you can borrow to cruise around the area. We also have available beach chairs, umbrellas, and towels you might need. True quiet country living, but only 10 minutes from the nearest grocery store, our house is across the yard from yours, so we are available for any needs, questions, advice, or just visiting if you wish.


Owner
Helen Alspaugh
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, smattering of Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
7 November, 2017

About Helen Alspaugh

Larry & I are both native Miamians who have drifted southwards. This area is more like the place we grew up. We have a grown daughter (24) who lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, whom we love to visit. We are a couple of avid adventures who love traveling and seeing new lands. We've been all around the world but of course, there's no place like home!

Helen Alspaugh purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Helen Alspaugh chose Homestead

We feel like we live in Paradise, especially when the rest of the country is shivering. There is an acre of land beside ours with palm trees in the view, so sunsets are amazing. We love to sit in the yard watching the show in the sky in the evenings. Sometimes our neighborhood peacock joins us. With enough yard for our 2 little dogs to run in and enough trees for shading, we love the wide open feel of the south facing houses. Most of the trees were planted by us after moving in. Hurricane Andrew destroyed all the trees on this peaceful acre. Slowly but surely, it has turned into the garden atmosphere we envisioned when moving to the property. Our street is quiet and safe, away from the main traffic flow. This was a big change from the city life and traffic we were used to. But it's a great change!

Location

Car: necessary

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Homestead in Miami-Dade County

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size bed with pillow top mattress, 5 drawer dresser, full closet
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

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Private and safe in the heart of the Country
average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews
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Loved it at Homestead

  • 4 of 5

It was wonderfull to stay there because it felt like home and we loved the nature en the quietness. Larry en Helen were lovely people en helpfull in any way.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place, clean, well maintained, equipped, stocked and thought out.

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this property for two nights (would've been three but i had to get back home to prepare for a storm). Its a nice little place out the back from the main property. It manages to be comfortably away from the city but close enough to still do things there. I was greeted by Larry who gave me a tour of the place which included a binder with everything one would need to know about the area (places to eat shop and visit etc). Larry and Helen were nothing but accommodating, flexable, non-intrusive and nice. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was nice to meet you, Jerome. You are welcome back any time! We'll make sure the weather co-operates for your next visit. :) ~Helen & Larry~
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5

Affordable, Comfortable and Private

  • 5 of 5

It is a very nice size rental for a married couple. The rental home was clean and well equipped. We felt safe and secure in a nice area with a security gate leading in and out of the property.

Larry and Helen, the rental owners, are friendly, accommodating and very good hosts. They provided bagels, fruit, juice and coffee upon our arrival so we would have breakfast provided for the next day. The rental owners live in the main house on the property site, but they give you all the privacy that you want. Larry and Helen also are more than willing to offer suggestions of activities in the area, grocery stores, restaurants, etc. They also made themselves accessible if you needed anything.

The home was close to the things we wanted to see in the area: Everglades National Park, Biscayne National Park, and Zoo Miami. There are many other things to see and do in the area. We had a pleasant stay and I would highly recommend this place to a couple wanting to rent a home in this area of Florida.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comforting, private, and beautiful! The owners were considerate and thoughtful. I felt like I w

  • 5 of 5

The property was well kept! Very grreen! And the daily visit of the peacock was amazing! I would highly recommend this place to anyone!! The quaiint home with kitchen was also a plus! Also very safe!!!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, Bright, Cheerful!

  • 5 of 5

This rental is exactly as pictured. It was VERY clean and comfortable. The owners were friendly and helpful (even providing bagels and fruit for the first morning), while giving us plenty of privacy. The location was perfect for our visits to The Everglades.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Little Gem in Hiding

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented Larry and Helens guest house. It was comfortable, clean and safe. It's a lilt outside of the towns business so it's very quiet and the night sky is beautiful.

Larry and Helen were very welcoming and hospitable. There was a bottle of wine and food for our first breakfast when we arrived. I world highly recommend thier place and we'd definitely stay with them in the future. The Redlands are beautiful.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Angela and Brian, Thank you for the beautiful review. We are so glad you stayed with us. You are welcome back any time! Warmest Regards, Larry & Helen
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Homestead, Florida South Atlantic Coast

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Winter
1 Nov 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£312
for 3 nights
From
£89
£611
£2,069
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£85
From
£93
Fri,Sat
£551
£1,826
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £75.66
Refundable Damage Deposit £75.66
Property Damage Protection £44.64
Tax Rate 7.0%

The property is gated and the code for entry will be sent via email 24 hours before your arrival.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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