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Congress Hotel ,Oceanview balcony studio on Ocean Drive

Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
studio
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
Studio
Bathrooms
0
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

Privately owned Condo-Hotel With King Bed on Ocean Drive

Ocean Drive unit that is Modern and spacious in the heart of South Beach!

Step outside and the beach is directly across the building. Restaurants, shops and night life are all literally outside your door along Ocean Drive. Walk everywhere, with no need for taxis or rental vehicles. Lincoln Road is also a 5 minute walk from this location. South Beach consists of a large geographic area, but only a small part of it has all the shops/restaurants/night life – THIS IS IT!

This renovated privately owned unit with spectacular mahogany wood floors is at the congress Condo Hotel on Ocean Drive. This large studio has a full bathroom with tub,king size bed,sleeper futon, and kitchen. The suite is a hip oasis of comfort and delight in a hot South Beach hotel in the middle of the action.Walk across the street to the beach. Enjoy the hotel amenities without paying the hotel prices. sit on the balcony and enjoy the ocean breezes and perfect for morning coffee. No extra fees such as a resort fee which many hotels add to the bill.

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Owner
Benjamin Dickert
Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 January, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Elizabeth







Great location and everything was easy and beautiful. Thank you.
Oct 2015
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Reviews

Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(36 traveller reviews)

Congress Hotel ,Oceanview balcony studio on Ocean Drive
average rating of 4.111111 based on 37 reviews
Philadelphia PA
3

It was just OK

  • 3 of 5

While I'm going to say some negative things here don't think it was all bad, just letting people know what's up...Ben was mostly good at responding to inquiries the week befor the trip. We were told check in was after 3 but when we arrived after 3:30 the condo hadn't been cleaned yet. The cleaning girl came around 4 and the place was fine after that-well, fine with what could be cleaned-there are certainly some general repairs that should be made to make the place look nice again-the pictures are probably a couple years old. There were no paper towels or dish soap and there was a note not to use the dishwasher. Also the electric stove top didn't work. And the lighting in the bathroom was horrible-ladies, bring your own lighting for makeup needs. But other than that, it was a decent price in a great location. You can't get any better than staying right there in the heart of South Beach just across ocean drive from the beach. It was loud until 3am every night but that's to be expected when staying in that area-I wouldn't expect anyone to stay here or anywhere in the same general area if they were hoping to go to bed early or want some quiet. The rooftop pool and bar were nice. Just know they are in the top of the other building so you have to go down, out, over and up. And on that note- the elevator is super slow and sometimes didn't work so don't be in a hurry or have anything against stairs. We were supposed to have a 3rd person with us but she canceled last minute and probably a good thing because the sleeper sofa didn't seem to comfortable to sleep on - it was fine to sit on but I don't know how good it would have been to spend 3 or 4 nights in. Overall it was fine, affordable and close to what we wanted to do, just don't expect luxury.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Sometimes things happen...but it's how others handle the situation that matters!

  • 4 of 5

I booked this condo on South Beach in early 2016 for our stay in December. I was impressed with the communication that I received regarding payment and everything I needed to know to check in and obtain the keys for the property. When we arrived, we were a little confused about where to go to obtain the keys even though we had an address (it would have been easier knowing that it was the Congress Hotel). All parking on South Beach is a nightmare, however the owner gave us a great recommendation. Unfortunately, upon arrival, we found that our room had not been cleaned from the previous guests. I reached out to the owner and shared our concern. We obviously weren't comfortable sleeping in a bed that didn't have clean sheets, therefore we needed to find a different place to stay. The owner did respond to us that something happen with the cleaning company and he immediately refunded our money. I had anticipated needing to "fight" for a refund and he made my life easy and was very apologetic. I spoke with the front desk at the Congress and when sharing with them what had happened I asked if this owner typically has these types of issues and they said NEVER. As far as the room goes, it would have been nice to stay based on what we saw. Great location, easy access to the hotel roof top pool. Thanks Benjamin for handling this mistake in the manner in which you did. I understand that things happen and appreciate you correcting it. We will book this again next time we head to South Beach.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great location

  • 4 of 5

The location is great. If you are a light sleeper then this isn't the place for you as it is near some bars. Checking in and out was simple. The bathroom did appear to have some mold on the ceiling and we brought our own towels which was good because there were maybe 2 towels in the apartment. Overall a good experience and Benjamin was very quick to answer any questions. He even recommended places to park tips of asking about the prices of items at local bars.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Awesome location! Great room !

  • 5 of 5

The room and location were both great ! If you want to experience south beach this is the place to do it . The whole experience was top notch. Benjamin provided all the info needed to navigate the night life in the area , as well as parking options . All emails were answered quickly . When I am in the south beach area again this would be my first choice! thanks Benjamin

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Awesome studio in the heart of south beach

  • 5 of 5

This studio was perfect for our mini getaway. It was spacious, clean and comfortable with the beach right across the street. It was great to go downstairs and enjoy all of what south beach had to offer. The nightlife at your doorstep. Thank you Benjamin! I look forward to booking with you again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Not what I expected

  • 1 of 5

The property is in a prime location right across from the beach, however it needs major upkeeping. There is a moldy smell coming from the vents. The room stood damp at all times and even my dry clothes felt wet, so good luck even trying to dry wet ones. There is mold on the bathroom ceiling and the shower curtains definitely need to be changed. The curtains for the apartment are see through at night so everyone can see what you're doing as they walk by. The floor in the kitchen was coming apart and the dishes were dirty and cloudy. The patio furniture is all rusted and the beach chairs were dirty / broken. There was only one open roll of toilet paper and when we asked for extra at the congress hotel they told us no because it's a private unit. Understandable this is a private unit, but it should have more than one roll of toilet paper. My only pro was the location.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry that my condo was not acceptable for your stay. As I cannot change your opinion, the reviews of other guests differ greatly from yours. I have addressed most of your issues with the condo. Thank you ben
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
miami international
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
395
Nearest Beach
miami beach/south beach
Car: not necessary

Car: not necessary

Located on the heart of South Beach!

City rental bikes are located on the other side of the building - you don't even need a car to enjoy everything South Beach has to offer from my condo!

If you come by private or rental car, parking structures are available.

The parking structure 1 block away charges $2/ hour and an other public parking structure 2 blocks away charges $1/hour:

16th Street & Collins Ave. (1557 Washington Avenue)

0 - 1 hrs $ 1.00

1 - 2 hrs $ 2.00

2 - 3 hrs $ 6.00

3 - 6 hrs $ 10.00

6 - 24 hrs $ 16.00

Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 p.m. - 5:00 a.m. for a flat fee of $ 10.00

After 05:00 a.m. maximum rate applies.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday studio in South Beach, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
winter
6 Dec 2016 - 6 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$198
 
 
memorial weekend
25 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$231
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$99
From
A$132
Fri,Sat,Sun
A$859
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee A$106
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio rental in South Beach, Florida

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
  • king size bed,sleeper futon
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing