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Lee Baron

Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Spanish


25 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Photos and Description of this holiday condo in Miami Beach - The Barbizon-Ocean Drive

Large Studio-Sleeps 4-Full Kitchen-Spacious Bathroom

The Barbizon (530 Ocean Drive, South Beach 33139) has long been one of the best Hotel Alternatives in South Beach and is perfectly located between 5th and 6th Street, right on Ocean Drive.

Out the front door are the many restaurants, bars and people watching that makes South Beach one of the most desirable places to visit in the World. And just across the street is South Beach itself.

The Building itself is very well maintained, clean and secure. Coin operated Washer and Dryer are available on each floor; and a Receptionist is available during the day Monday through Friday.

The Unit I offer is on the second floor at the back of the building. It is quiet and bright, with a view to the West, blue skies and a few small shops on 6th Street. And with its location toward the corner of 6th Street, it is also private, so guests can leave the Curtains open and not have to be concerned with neighbors looking in to the Unit.

The Studio includes free WiFi, Cable TV, Cd/iPod/Radio, and all the small things that make a trip from home more comfortable-Iron/Ironing Board, a Full Kitchen with all the basic Appliances-Refrigerator, Oven/Stove, Microwave, Coffee Maker, Kettle, Toaster, Dishes, Cups, Utensils, etc.

There is one Queen Bed; a Full Sofa Bed and a Single Sofa Bed

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Lee Baron (Property Manager)
Speaks English, French, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the manager

Great lLocation

we loved,very nice place and in front of the beach great restaurants,excelent location.the apartment is very clean,you will faind evrithing you need for cook a meal
Feb 2016
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based on 25 holidaymaker reviews

average rating of 4.84 based on 49 reviews

Fantastic location!!

  • 5 of 5

I brought my mom for our very first visit to Miami in December for a whole week. We loved the location of this property. Walking distance to everything! We were most impressed with the staff from the Mexican Restaurant. They treated us like family for the week we were there. The property was clean and comfortable. The building was small and manageable and felt very secure. This studio is perfect for 2 people. They owner and staff were very easy to deal with. We will be back for sure, and will stay here again. Thanks for making this trip a huge success. See you soon :)

  • Review Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you.
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  • 5 of 5

The unit was cozy and had everything we needed for our trip. The location was perfect! The beach was right across the street. The restaurants and shops were all in walking distance. Also, we were picked up from our place for an everglades tour and it was easily found.

The owner was very easy to contact and responds quickly. Thanks for everything!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you.
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A lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed here 7 nights. This apartment was just as described. It was very neat and clean. We stay in SoBe annually and had a bad experience last year at another building down the street - a studio with another owner. Therefore, we we nervous. However, this unit in the Barbizon was like a different world. It is spacious by SoBe standards, very reasonable on price, secure, in a clean and monitored building, and close to everything. We like to prepare our own meals and enjoyed the kitchen very much. We also liked that the unit is on the back of the building and therefore quieter than if fronting Ocean Drive. We greatly appreciated the beach towels and chairs (chairs alone saved us some money). A prior guest had broken the coffee carafe and with one email it was rapidly replaced with a new coffee maker.

Tips Are: Bring earplugs. It is quieter than other locations, but there are sirens and some street noise anywhere in this area.

The bed was too firm for my back & the pillows too flat. However, my wife, who is considerably smaller than me, was fine sleeping on them. There are two other futon mattresses in the room you can try if the bed doesn't work for you. It is impossible to please everyone on this and I try to take that into consideration.

There was only hand soap. If you require bath or face soap you will need to take your own. Or, you can purchase it around the corner at Walgreen's.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks......
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What you see on the pictures is what you get.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying in this apartment. What you see on the pictures is what you get. A great value for money. The apartment is clean and complete. The kitchen is well equipped so you can do your own cooking. There are also great restaurants and shops nearby if you don't like cooking. Would consider staying in this apartment in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!!!!
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South Beach Miami...great family vacation ;o)

  • 5 of 5

We came to South Beach with our 3 year old for 10 days. You cross Ocean Dr and you are on the beach ! The beach is really nice and there is umbrella and beach chairs in the condo to use. The condo is great and just like on the pictures. We cooked breakfast, lunch and diner and we had everything we needed to do so. If we were already at the beach before lunch, I would come and prepare a lunch and we would have a picnic on the beach ;o) The condo is located in the back of the building so at night it is really quiet. There is also a laundry room on the floor (very practical). I was able to run every morning on the nice board walk and my husband used the gym equipment right on the boardwalk as well (free). There is a Grocery store Publix at 10 mins of walk, WholesFood at 20 mins of walk and a Walgreens at 5 mins We would walk and take a cab to come back. The place is clean and the building as well. The internet connection is really good as well. I will definitely rent from Lee when back in South Beach.

Geneviève, Robert & Pénélope

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you.
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An amazing week

  • 5 of 5

My name is sofia I just spent with 2 others girls an amazing week in the barbizon apartment. It was close to everything and close to the beach. We had everything we needed inside... Towels...kitchens accessories... Cofee machine. I really recommend you this place its so clean and the pictures are the same as the apartment. If you want something amazing with a good price go there! Lee and alex were always here when we needed help or to answer our questions. Go there! Thank you very much lee for everything you have done for us! Take care and see you next time! No more hotel for me!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Miami International
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I 395
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Beach
South Beach
Car: not necessary

Ocean Drive between 5th and 6th Street. Close to everything-The Beach across the street.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in South Beach, Miami Beach

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
31 May 2016 - 30 Jun 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
1 Jul 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £206
Departure Cleaning Fee £86
Tax Rate 13.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Miami Beach in Miami-Dade County

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 525 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Beachfront
  • near the sea
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • One Queen Bed, One Queen Sofa Bed and One Twin Sofa Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
A maximum of 4 adults is permitted. Families with 3 children will be considered.

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