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  • Room Type:Entire House
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Max Guests:4
  • Min Stay:3
  • Pets Allowed:No
Amenities
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  • dining area
  • books for kids
  • television
  • games
  • dvd player
  • radio
  • satellite / cable
  • books for adults
  • vcr
  • cd player
  • books
  • stereo
  • music library
  • washing machine
  • internet
  • air conditioning
  • local maps
  • toilet paper
  • parking
  • hair dryer
  • sofa bed
  • heating
  • ceiling fans
  • towels provided
  • local activities guide
  • activities guide
  • computer available
  • clothes dryer
  • laundry soap
  • alarm clock
  • shampoo
  • parking off street
  • linens provided
  • wireless internet
  • broadband access
  • basic soaps
  • telephone
  • iron & board
  • pc
  • filtered water
  • cooking utensils
  • refrigerator
  • stove
  • freezer
  • blender
  • pantry items
  • microwave
  • grill
  • toaster
  • dishwasher
  • 4 ring stove
  • oven
  • coffee grinder
  • coffee maker
  • car available
  • terrace
  • beach towels
  • boat with paddles
  • lawn / garden
  • barbecue
  • outdoor grill gas
  • patio
  • outdoor grill
  • bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • long-term renters welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • photography
  • walking
  • gambling casinos
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • antiquing
    FROM: $190 $1330 $5700
    37% less than rentals in the area

    Unique 'Old Spanish' Cottage in Private Garden Setting

    Miami

    Description

    Truly one of a kind. Storied 'Lost Reef Cottage' built in masterful Old Spanish architectural style of the1930's, in private coral rock/ garden setting in Miami's historic Shenandoah neighborhood. Spacious and comfortable retreat from the fast-p …

    Reviews

      A wonderful stay at the "Lost Reef" cottage. Paul and Alan couldn't have been nicer. The house is magical, lights, the garden, and everything you need for a restful and creative stay. We liked the close proximity to Miami and to Coconut Grove while still being in a neighborhood. The hosts provided us with lots of information and were eager to help in any way. At the same time, they respected our privacy, too. Everything was immaculate. I would recommend this property to anyone who is looking for a relaxing and creative habitat. Our favorite market was Milam's. This is our second home away experience and both have been wonderful!
      I had a great week here. Everything you could want in a beautiful and convenient setting - there were many conveniences and extras I did not anticipate. Right in Little Havana and within walking distance of restaurants and landmarks. The owners are helpful but not intrusive. Thanks Alan and Paul.
      Whimiscal, magical, enchanted, incredibly well appointed and spotlessly clean... you will want for nothing when staying at Lost Reef Cottage. Staying here is truly an unforgettable experience. Even my very hard to impress teenage children are amazed by this place. I have stayed in many Homeaway.com properties in the U.S. and Europe, but Lost Reef Cottage is my favorite by far. Generally, I believe life is too short to stay in the same place twice, but Lost Reef Cottage is the exception to this rule. It will be very sad to leave this incredible cottage and I will count the days until I can return.
      Whimiscal, magical, enchanted, incredibly well appointed and spotlessly clean... you will want for nothing when staying at Lost Reef Cottage. Staying here is truly an unforgettable experience. Even my very hard to impress teenage children are amazed by this place. I have stayed in many Homeaway.com properties in the U.S. and Europe, but Lost Reef Cottage is my favorite by far. Generally, I believe life is too short to stay in the same place twice, but Lost Reef Cottage is the exception to this rule. It will be very sad to leave this incredible cottage and I will count the days until I can return.
      My family and I live in Texas and went to Miami in August to enjoy the beaches, and snorkeling in the Keys. We did not want to stay in a sterile and/or boutique-ish hotel, so we opted for this "home away from home" in Little Havana. The cottage is impeccably decorated, yet comfortable with beautiful wood floors, festive lighting, and stylish furniture. There were three of us staying in the cottage, although it sleeps four. Since we were gone for most of the day/night, the coziness of the cottage was just fine. The bedroom is a nice size, with a nice-sized closet and bathroom/shower. There is a loft (which my teenage boys enjoyed) that easily housed them and their luggage. There is also an open "office" with chairs and icomputer desk. The beds in both the bedroom, and the loft are extremely comfortable and queen size. The neighborhood around the cottage is quiet and the curtains allow for darkened rooms when you want them, especially in the morning! The amenities include a full kitchen (with kitchen table), refrigerator, computer/internet, t.v. (with cable), and a washer and dryer. The cottage is nestled beside a lovely coral garden, with typical Miami flora: palms, flowers, hibiscus, and a quiet fountain for enjoying evening cocktails. Also convenient is a corner grocery that has a counter where you can eat cuban food (I recommend the media noche sandwich). The hosts, Paul and Alan, are warm and welcoming, but then leave you to your privacy, unless you need something. The cottage is a 10 minute drive to Key Biscayne (great beaches!), and Coconut Grove, which is really all you need to visit in Miami, in my opinion. It is also close to the highway (5 minutes) if you want to visit South Beach and shopping on Lincoln Boulevard. I would defnitely stay here again if I return to Miami. The way to see it!
      We wanted to thank you so much for the wonderful time we had while staying in your cottage. It was conveniently located to all of our destinations and was well appointed and comfortable. We immediately felt at home there. Four of us stayed together and had plenty of room to go about our morning rituals. It was great to have a full kitchen for breakfast in the morning. It was really a clean, well-lighted place, if you'll pardon the reference to Hemingway. Georgia and Agnes (poodle and aussie) gave two paws up as well. We look forward to staying with you again.
      My husband, seven year old son and I had a very pleasant stay at this extremely well equipped and beautifully decorated cottage. It was a pity we were so jet lagged that we didn't really get the most out of our time here, including use of the garden. We arrived late at night after a delayed trans-atlantic flight and were welcomed by Paul and shown around despite the hour. It was great having a computer with internet access in the study. Location was very good if you have a car.
      My husband and I spent several glorious days and nights in this most magical place. I still don't know how I stumbled upon Paul's amazing website but once I did I was a goner. The house and cottage are even more charming and inviting than any photo can convey. The first time I entered the cottage I started to laugh because it was just so incredibly wonderful. Paul and Alan were perfects hosts and we now think of them as old friends.
      This was our second stay at the Lost Reef Cottage. We wanted a "home" to stay in for our son's graduation from the University of Miami and the cottage was perfect for us. It was easy to get to from the Ft. Lauderdale airport and convenient to the University while we were there. We enjoyed the comforts of the cottage and also the surrounding gardens. It is quiet and peaceful and you won't even know that you are in the city! The owners, Paul and Alan, have thought of everything you might need. We used their grill to cook out one evening and ate in the outside dining area. We loved having the space to spend time with our family as we celebrated the occasion. We barely got in a visit with Paul as he was sick while we were there, and Alan was out of town (we did meet his lovely mother!) , but we felt their welcoming presence and will surely return when our travels bring us back to the Miami area. Thanks again!
      From the moment we drove up to the Lost Reef, we were at "home". From the enchanting gardens, to the artsy, homey feel of the cottage, we had found paradise in the midst of chaos. Paul & Alan have made this property into a very clean, over the top in amenities(down to paper towels and a computer) place that we would certainly visit again. It is very quiet and the neighborhood has some great architecture. We highly reccommend the Lost Reef Cottage.
      A most unexpected place to stay with some quite quirky features. Basically a very good 2-person house which will sleep up to 6 (with a good size bed settee and a futon on a mezzanine floor. It is well hidden behind the owner's main house. There is plenty of space and it is clean and well equipped, including a computer in the study for the use of guests. The garden is wonderful, it's like being buried in the jungle. There is lots of seating and the whole garden is beautifully illuminated at night which makes it a lovely place to enjoy a glass of wine (or two, or three) in the warm night air. Even the glass topped garden table has lighting hidden in it. The description of the property is accurate and well detailed in all respects with a very good, navigable "Street View". The owners were very friendly, taking trouble to ensure we had an enjoyable stay; any little problems were quickly resolved. The property is located in a predominately Spanish/Cuban area so language is a slight problem at the shop/cafe/launderette, which is no more than a minute away, but the shop is amazingly well stocked with everything you could want for self-catering. A very good place to relax or use as a base for sightseeing.

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