This Miami Beach vacation home has attitude, style and the accolades to boot. It won he Florida Builders Platinum Award for architecture in 2005, according to the property owner.
And more than that, it earned three New Yorkers’ stamps of approval for its proximity to clubs, restaurants and overall effortless SoBe appeal. “The minute you see the townhouse your jaw drops in amazement.” wrote one reviewer. “You just never want to leave.”
The tri-level townhome marries slick upgrades–European-style cabinets, travertine floors, granite counter tops and Kohler fixtures–with bachelor pad amenities, including a 42-inch plasma flat screen, Bose Wave Radio/CD player and DVD player. While the rest of your friends are dropping thousands for a room at the Delano, you’ll have your own hotel-like amenities such as a whole roof deck to yourself, outdoor kitchen, five-person jacuzzi and incredible views of Sofi, or the hot neighborhood called South of Fifth.
And what a neighborhood it is.
In walking distance, find restaurants that sizzle with “scene,” including Shoji Sushi, Prime One Twelve, for example, then finish (or start, depending on your tolerance) the night with the pretty people at Pearl. If you can’t get in, well you know there’s one exclusive address where you won’t be denied entry: Your very own Miami Beach vacation rental.
Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.