The SpaceOutside, you will find yourself surrounded by large Live Oak trees and a lush tropical garden that hosts butterflies, humming birds, blue jays and dragonflies (just to name a few). Within this garden you have a refreshing 400 sq. ft. natural saltwater pool, a Tiki Hut for shade, an outdoor day bed and a hammock. Outdoor speakers can really add to the ambiance if you would like to hear your favorite music!
Inside, you will find an open creative atmosphere with hardwood floors and original art work. The split plan puts you on the other side of the house with your room next to your private bathroom with a tub, shower and window that opens to the garden out back during the winter months. You will have a queen size bed and a door that gives you access to the back yard sanctuary. The bedroom is equipped with a fridge, tea kettle, coffee machine and TV. The TV is connected to the internet and to Netflix.
During the winter months I open the windows and have complete cross ventilation throughout my home. It's wonderful! During the hotter months I use central AC. Guest AccessYou have open access to the back yard sanctuary at your leisure . My personal suite, main living area and kitchen are private. Interaction with GuestsMay and June produce mangoes in my back yard and I am happy to share them with you! I have bananas growing all year around. Everything is homegrown organic!
I have three very friendly rescue dogs and two rescue cats that live with me in the house. Lucky is a basset hound, OP is a boxer mix and James is a great dane mix "a gentle giant". The NeighborhoodI love the fact that my neighborhood is a bird sanctuary centrally located in the heart of Miami. You will feel very safe taking a walk on the narrow streets of my neighborhood. If you like photography, there are hundreds of tropical flowers and birds and foliage of all kinds to shoot. There are over 15 peacocks roaming the neighborhood! So keep your eye out and your camera ready!
We are: 15 minutes from the Port of Miami for those of you coming or going by cruise ship, 10 minutes from the nearest beach, 15 minutes from South Beach and the Miami Airport, 10 minutes from downtown Miami and 25 minutes from Ft. Lauderdale Airport. We are 5 minutes from the design district that has lots of great restaurants. A grocery store and pharmacy is only a few blocks away.
Aventura Mall is one of the biggest shopping centers in the country (Macy's, Saks, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, etc.) located just 20 minutes away!
So you can see we are very centrally located! :-D Getting AroundThere are buses you can catch 3 blocks away. Renting a car is your best mode of transportation. I have a circular driveway with plenty of room for parking.
From Miami airport, take 112 expressway to I95 North to 95th Street exit, go East (make a right) to NE 2nd Avenue (Starbucks at the corner), make a right to 87th Street and then make a left. We are located at the SW corner of 87th street and NE 3rd avenue.
From Fort Lauderdale airport, take I95 South to 95th street exit, make a left, to NE 2nd Avenue (Starbucks at the corner), make a right to 87th Street and make a left. We are located at the SW corner of 87th street and NE 3rd avenue. Other Things to NoteMost guests enjoy an outdoor massage while they are visiting. I can easily arrange that for you with a local massage therapist to come here in my home.
Coffee machine and tea kettle are in the bedroom.
Hair dryer available in the bathroom.