The Space10 minutes by Metro Rail from downtown Miami's financial & social center is super-safe and ever-trendy Coral Gables. Right on the MetroRail, we're five minutes from the station and Miami Airport, and we'll pick you up anytime - or anywhere in Miami! So. Beach? We'll drive you there, most days or nights (and pick you up). The Gables has amazing restaurants (tripadvisor lists 203, Zagat 85), and terrific shopping a short walk to the new Merrick Park Village shopping center. The Gables has 20 foreign consulates, hundreds of international corporate headquarters, and world-class restaurants. Beautiful environs, multi-lingual and charming knowledgeable host provides fresh bread, free breakfast; free rice & beans anytime of day, with three other smart, respectful Asian college/grad school roommates in other rooms. Warning: Have 3 great dogs; they will love you. Free wi-fi; free laundry (we'll DO your laundry); free breakfast; free TV (bring your DVDs), 24x7 keyless access. We can usually pick you up at the airport, train or bus station or take you anywhere within 10 miles (for $10 - wow!). Simply....great company. Join us anytime. Friendly, fun, smart and pleasant. I'm a Harvard college grad ('(URL HIDDEN) that's 1968, not 1868!), English major, happy to help those for whom English is a 2nd language. Very familiar with the logistics of American life...& glad to assist you in all ways!
The Bird Rd. Room is a large, pleasant room, great firm Queen bed, situated next to the bathroom (about 3 steps) Fine old-style bath is a hop out the bedroom door. Clothes hanger closet; table/desk, lamp, adjustable air conditioning, UV air purifier. The kitchen is 10 steps away is available any time day or night; two big fridges for storing food (we'll drive you to the local supermarket and wait for you to shop) along with excellent cabinet space. The neighborhood is 100% ultra-safe. Sit in the quiet, bird-filled garden for a glass of wine or a beer (we stock both for you); hang around and talk; enjoy free Uverse/WiFi anytime, and anytime use our WiFi or printers (or computer if you don't bring one). Rent a car from us for less than Hertz, and much easier. It's simply a terrific place to stay, it's low-cost, private, convenient, with ever-available rides anywhere, and charming, smart folks who share a love of life and living, and invite you to come and have a wonderful time, regardless of length of stay. We look forward to being with you! (Oh - have 2 – seomtimes 3 - great (URL HIDDEN) you just gotta like dogs, and they'll love you! I'll post some pictures for you.). So far, we've never had a problem review (makes us keep trying harder!). Here are sample comments from friends, our guests:
Adria: Eugene is a great, accommodating host! The room was clean and comfortable, in a nice quiet area but not too far from public transportation. Definitely a good place to stay!
Jade: Eugene is a friendly, welcoming and accommodating host. The room was clean, and he even offered breakfast. .
Stuart: Exceptionally gracious host who went beyond the call of duty to accommodate my recent short stay in Miami. I would highly recommend Eugene's home to anyone with south Florida travel plans. Very affordable, very clean, conveniently located
Joel: Eugene is a fantastic host and a stellar conversationalist. He made sure that my fiancée, a friend and I were always comfortable even after a last minute reservation. Eugene is also a great chef - be sure to talk him into cooking for you! :-)
Raimo: Eugene was a very gracious host, he was able to pick us up from the airport and we used his hospitality to get a ride to the mall to do our shopping. On top of that he made us breakfast twice! If you stay, ask for the bacon… he makes perfect bacon and it was from the microwave: my skepticism was brushed away! He has friendly dogs who are quite well behaved and give you a warm welcome.
Boris: The kindliness and care Eugene took with me was absolutely unexpected.
Elena: He is a great host!! prepares delicious breakfasts, bakes awesome bread, and cooks wonderful beans and rice, the house is nice and clean, he has four dogs which are really friendly and fun, Gene makes you feel confortable and at home!! I would totally recomend to stay there.
Chris: There is really no need to stay directly in Miami or Miami Beach even if you don't have a car. If you stay in Gene's place, make sure you don't leave in the morning without one of his smoothies or a piece of his home-made herb bread. :-) I'll be back, that's for sure.
Xingyuan: This was a great option! Breakfast was delicious, Eugene was a personable host, and the proximity to the Metro Rail and short drive to get onto I-95 made the location itself quite convenient.
Guest AccessYou'll have access to everything in the house, from free Wi-Fi, to free fresh home-made bread, to rides to the MetroRail, to a low-cost car rental. (We are thinking about cell phones, too! Ask!) Overnight parking is $5/night but can be waived if your stay is longer. We're a 24x7 life, so come and go. We do your laundry if you ask us (wash, dry, fold). Have some free rice & beans any time we make it. We cook several times a week for ourselves...and guests who want to partake in a light dinner. It's...a great life, really. Blessings. Interaction with GuestsWe'll spend as much time with you as you like, take you anywhere (small cost of $10, if nearby; airport pickup is $10 if MIA; FTL is $25); or you can be totally solitary and enjoy the weather, a walk to the local golf course, library or athletic facility. All available with your home-away-from-home. Pick a subject and we'll try to discourse! Or be silent, and we'll smile and feed you when you're hungry. The NeighborhoodCoral Gables is home to over 200 international companies, and the center of the Gables is a short ride from home. Amazing shopping (if you want to spendspendspend) at fabulous Village of Merrick Park (200 incredible stores & restaurants); visit the University of Miami, or attend Kaplan International's English classes. Glorious houses; amazing views; beautiful tree-lined streets. The Venice of America. Getting AroundWe're 5 minutes from the Douglas Rd. MetroRail, which takes you all over downtown Miami and into the heart of the world's most Latin business/city. Good busses everywhere else. Or - rent a car from us, or we'll take you almost anywhere, most any time. Supermarket, Vizcaya, Planetarium, local supermarket (if we're readily available for free; if not, only $10/ride). Just ask! We're 10 minutes from MIA ($10), and 30 from Ft. Lauderdale ($25). Hope it's OK if the dogs ride with us...they love being in the car with you. Other Things to NoteKeyless Entry, 24 x 7 fresh homemade bread and butter (honey, jam, you decide!), loving & ever-welcoming (URL HIDDEN) just a nice, friendly, homey place to be. I'm here most of the time. Let's take a walk with the kids (Henny & Licky), or wander around the neighborhood and gaze, or go visit the 100 year-old Banyan trees at the Library walk.
Coral Gables is called "The City Beautiful." It is. It's more than (URL HIDDEN) friendly, ultra-safe, trendy, or really anything you want to be. Come and be at home. That's what we want.