OCEAN DRIVE-SOUTH BEACH-THE BARBIZON

Queen Bed and Queen Sofa BedSpacious, Quiet ApartmentUPDATED PHOTOS WITH 2ND-TWIN SOFA BEDFull KitchenClean BatrhoomThe Barbizon-Ocean DriveThe LobbySouth BeachOcean Drive
530 Ocean Dr, South Beach, FL 33139

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Overview

Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 4
Type: Apartment
Per night: $95 - $145
Per week: $575 - $750
Pets allowed: No
Internet: No

Description of the South Beach vacation apartment rental

The Barbizon (530 Ocean Drive, South Beach 33139) has long been one of the best Hotel Alternatives in South Beach and is perfectly located between 5th and 6th Street, right on Ocean Drive. Out the front door are the many restaurants, bars and people watching that makes South Beach one of the most desirable places to visit in the World. And just across the street is South Beach itself.


The Building itself is very well maintained, clean and secure. Coin operated Washer and Dryer are available on each floor; and a Receptionist is available during the day Monday through Friday.

The Unit I offer is on the second floor at the back of the building. It is quiet and bright, with a view to the West, blue skies and a few small shops on 6th Street. And with its location toward the corner of 6th Street, it is also private, so guests can leave the Curtains open and not have to be concerned with neighbors looking in to the Unit.

The Studio itself was just painted and updated and includes free WiFi, Cable TV, Cd/iPod/Radio, and all the small things that make a trip from home more comfortable-Iron/Ironing Board, HairDryer...and a Full Kitchen with all the basic Appliances-Refrigerator, Oven/Stove, Microwave, Coffee Maker, Kettle, Toaster, Dishes, Cups, Utensils, etc.

There is one Queen Bed with a Sealed Mattress, Duvet, New Pillows and Sheets; And a Queen Sofa Bed too.
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Area Information

Great location between 5th and 6th Street right on Ocean Drive.

Availability Calendar

Rates

Begins Ends Week
Night
Weekend
Night
Weekly Monthly Min
Stay
Aug 01 2014 Nov 30 2015 $115 $145 $750 - 4 Nights
May 28 2015 Jun 30 2015 $115 $145 $750 - 3 Nights
Jul 01 2015 Jul 31 2015 $95 $135 $575 - 3 Nights
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 13
Tax I.D.: decobeachflats@gmail.com
Deposits: Refundable $300 Security Deposit
Payment Options: American Express, Cashier's Check, Mastercard, Money Order, PayPal, Visa
Other Fees: Departure Cleaning Fee-$100-Based upon a 2 Person Stay.

Amenities

  • Beds

  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Waterfront
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Beach Towels
  • View (City Lights)
  • Appliances

  • CD Player
  • Hair Dryer
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator (Mini)
  • Toaster
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • Stereo
  • Activities

  • Beach
    (onsite)
  • Bicycling
    (onsite)
  • Boating
    (<1 mile)
  • Bowling
    (1 mile)

Reviews for this vacation apartment rental in South Beach, Florida

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Carol Buckheit

Hartford, CT

Perfect

The condo was exactly as advertised, and Lee and Alex made all arrangements professionally and in a timely manner. The condo is in a wonderful location in South Beach, directly across from beach but the unit is in the back of the building so you aren't subjected to all of the noise from Ocean Ave. We did not need a car; we biked or walked everywhere. Art Deco rental bikes are available right across the street; you can rent for a half hour or the whole day. We'd go back again.

Lee Baron

Owner's reply:

Thank you.

Ivo Futselaar

The Netherlands

Great Apartment at excellent location

We stayed a week in this fantastic apartment. The location is great since it is in the beginning of Ocean drive and in front of the beach! Also the good thing is, that the apartment is in the back of the building and therefore silent during day and night! The apartment is very well decorated and everything what you need is there ( including stuff to go to the beach). It really became our home during our stay. We had several visitors during and everybody was amazed by the condo, especially for the value we paid for it. The owner ( Lee Baron) also made our stay great. He was very reliable and helpful for all our questions. He really made sure that we had a comfortable stay. Furthermore, we only needed to do a small deposit and this was refunded a day after our departure. I would highly recommend to stay in this condo due to location, apartment facilities and the owner!

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POSTED ON TRIP ADVISER MARCH 5, 2014

A cozy Gem in the heart of South Beach!
Reviewed by: Kimberly from Chicago

I recently stayed at this lovely apartment for 5 days during the heart of South Beach Food and Wine Festival. Upon check in we were immmediately greeted by the very friendly Eduardo, who was kind enough to let us leave our bags a little earlier than check in time while they thoroughly cleaned the room. It is located next to a restaurant and yet was quiet and cozy in the evening. The studio has a good size bed with plenty of blankets plus the 2 couches fold down if you have more than one person staying. It was big enough for 2 close friends to stay in. There is a snall area to hang your clothes and one dresser. The bathroom is a good size with a nice shower/ a little older but very clean. There is a small table with seating for 4 people in the kitchen area with a full size refrigerator, and all the other creature comforts like a coffee maker/toaster/plates/glassware etc. Although it is not fancy, it is very clean and comfortable and felt like home away from the madness. It is right across from the beach and then in the opposite direction, all the great shops on Collins and tons, I mean tons of restaurants in both directions. I like to walk and did not need a car to get anywhere. The value of this place astounded me and I would defintiely stay here again. Note there was not much of a view but step out a few feet and you are in the scene! There is no pool however one of the tenants told me that for $10 a day you can go to the neightboring hotel rooftop pool so next time, we will check on that. There is also an Equinox fitmess about 1 block away if you want to get your work out on before you show off at the beach! Another nice thing for an extended stay is that there is a washer and dryer on each floor. They even stocked the place with paper towels, detergent, coffee filters etc.-Nice touch! During the weekdays there is an attendant at the front desk. We were very happy staying here- It looks like the photos shown on line. Cheers and thanks!

POSTED ON TRIP ADVISER
A refreshing & relaxing home !

Reviewed by: Will & Debbie from Vernon, NY
Reviewed on: 02/16/2014

Fresh, clean, relaxing space for our romantic getaway. We were able to settle in and hit the beach immediately and then the nightlife later on.We thoroughly enjoyed our 2nd stay in one of Lee's condo's. This condo was as described in the advertisement. This location in South Beach is perfect!Close to shopping, the beach, eateries...

POSTED ON TRIPADVISER
Space was great, and in a great location
Reviewed by: Darius from Chicago
Reviewed on: 02/01/201

First I want to see that Lee, property owner was very accommodating. The initial room I requested was already booked, but he sent me another link to another room, which was perfect. The room was literally steps from the beach, when the window was open, you get a good whiff of the ocean air blowing in. With three college students in one room, it was very much comfortable. There was a large bed, large pull out bed, and a large sofa--all which were perfect for my friends and me. The only down side, which was not Lee's fault or the room itself, was the guest before hand over slept and left the condo a mess! But the cleaning crew was extremely fast and friendly to us and we were in our within 30 minutes.

POSTED ON TRIP ADVISER DECEMBER 28, 2013
by: Patricia L from Williamsburg VA

Excellent Service, Lovely Studio, Perfect Location

Thank you Lee for exceeding our expectations! You provided what you promised as you said you would. Alex was very welcoming & answered all our questions. We enjoyed our stay very much.

The studio was perfect and large enough for the family to have Christmas Eve dinner with us. We loved being across from the beach! Also, it was an easy walk to Lincoln Rd and Espanola Way to meet friends for dinner. Being so near South Pointe Park was a huge plus! You are our go-to guy and hope you always have an opening when we plan our SoBe vacation.

POSTED IN TRIP ADVISER OCTOBER 24, 2013
Best place ever
Reviewed by: Drea from Southfield Mi
Reviewed on: 10/24/2013 for their stay in 10/2013

I have stayed at 4 different apt.(different owner) in this building. This by far was my favorite!!! Lee responded very quickly to all emails & was very polite with all my questions. The condo pictured is exactly what you get it. I arrived at the unit and was met by Eduardo to gain entry and receive my keys. The furniture and bedding is actually white(not dingy grey or beige). The unit was completely clean and the location was great. This is the perfect spot!!! I actually left my glasses in the unit in Lee was nice enough to send them to me. My security deposit was sent back a few days later. This will be my new spot in South Beach when traveling along or with one friend. I've already made plans to return next year

POSTED ON TRIP ADVISER OCTOBER 10 2013
Relaxing Vacation in South Beach
Reviewed by: Ddw79 from Boston

We really enjoyed our time in Miami and were pleased with this rental unit. Everything was found as described by owner and renting itself was a breeze. We were able to make our own meals in the little galley kitchen and we enjoyed some great days at the beach . The apartment is very well located and pretty quiet considering the active location. No complaints and would return to this unit with very accommodating owner. He was not pressed with reservations on either end of our stay and permitted us access to the unit both before stated arrival time and same at departure. We found this particularly hospitable. If you go just a reminder to bring some bath soap, otherwise everything you need for beach vacation is there including towels , umbrellas and bright colored beach chairs so we could find them on that amazing beach.

POSTED ON TRIP ADVISER
Nice apartment close to the beach
Reviewed by: Nathalie from Geneva, Switzerland

We had a great stay in South Beach Miami at the Casa Grande apartment. The apartment is spacious, clean and comfortable, the beds in particular where comfortable and allowed us to have a restful stay. It is located close to the beach and all the bars and restaurants on Ocean drive. It however doesnt have the ocean view, but this has also the advantage of being quiet as the night life can otherwise get loud. The owner was friendly and organized everything clearly, so everything was as expected. We're looking forward to our next stay at the Casa Grande apartment!

POSTED ON TRIP ADVISER SEPTEMBER 27, 2013

An Unforgettable Experience!
Reviewed by: Dalena from Toronto

During my search for a place to stay during my vacation, I was contemplating between a hotel vs. a vacation home. Even before I booked the Barbizon, Lee was gracious and professional when answering my questions. He replied to my emails within minutes and eased all my anxieties about renting a vacation home. The Barbizon exceeded my expectations. The home is very well kept, full of all amenities you may need (the beach umbrellas and chairs were a godsend!). The location is excellent, close to "the action" (walking distance to great restaurants, bus routes, beach), but quiet (since it faces away from ocean drive). Lee was flexible with early check in and late check out (when available). We arrived to Miami Beach much earlier than expected, but his assistant Eduardo met us with up within 20 minutes from our arrival. Lee and his team made our first visit to Miami Beach memorable and so comfortable!

POSTED ON TRIP ADVISER SEPTEMBER 23, 2013

perfect location!
Reviewed by: first timers in miami from Edmonton

My boyfriend and i stayed here for 6 days. The condo met and exceeded our expectations. The condo itself was clean. It came with everything we needed. Everything looked like the add photos in the listing. It was actually a bit bigger than we expected. In terms if location, it could not have been better. There are tona of shops and restaurants along Washington. It's only a few blocks from Lincoln which has lots of shopping and more restaurants. It is also a quick walk to the beach. I would definitely recommend staying at this place!

POSTED ON TRIP ADVISER-AUGUST 8, 2013

Best vacation ever!
Reviewed by: The Riveras from Austin, Texas

Thank you so much for a wonderful experience! The studio not only was clean and spacious but the location was perfect! We took our 14 year old daughter with us on the trip and felt very comfortable leaving her in the safe studio for a few hours while we walked right down the street for a little bit of the nightlife. Everything literally was a walk away. The beach was right across the street making it very convenient to haul all of our belongings in one trip. We rented bikes for the week and never had to drive our car anywhere the whole trip so purchasing the parking pass from Lee was a score! Lee and his assistants are very detailed and everything went smoothly as planned. We drove all the way from Texas and arrived earlier than expected and since no one was in the studio from the night before our arrival, Lee was sweet enough to let us check in early. Our deposit was returned into our account before we even got back home! Next trip to Miami, we will definitely be booking with Lee again!

POSTED ON TRIP ADVISER-AUGUST 7, 2013

Perfect location! Perfect price!
Reviewed by: ecl11b from Tallahassee

My friend and I were looking for a good price and a good place for a weekend. We ran across this place and our combined reaction was, "That's right on the beach! And it's close to everything! And it's only how much a night? That can't be right!" My friend used to live in Miami and said she'd passed by the building numerous times so we decided to go for it. The price was too good to pass up. So glad we did! There are a ton of great places right out in front of the building, including Quinn's and the News Cafe. There's also an aroma Espresso Bar directly behind the building on Collins. The Clevelander and Mango's are a quick walk down Ocean, too, if you're looking for night life. Better than that, though, it's literally right across from the beach. The part of the beach between 5th and 7th (roughly where the building is) has a gym, a lifeguard station, volleyball courts, and chair rental so you can literally just pop out the front of the building and hit the sand with everything you need. Then it's about a 100-yard walk back to the room from the water line when you're worn out from the sun. Can't beat that! The apartment is the perfect size and the building was safe. Everything was clean and well-stocked. It felt much homier than a hotel, making the whole trip a lot more comfortable and relaxed. International travelers, there was an adaptor for appliances in the room, too, in case you forget or lose yours. :) More importantly, Lee and his staff were easy to work with and very up front and professional as well as efficient and thorough. He was prompt with all communications and financial transactions and was helpful and patient with all our questions. I know it can be a little daunting to rent from private owners, but I highly recommend working with Lee, whether it's this apartment or another. This is most definitely the way to go if you want your vacation to be a hassle free experience with a "home away from home...in South Beach" kind of feel. Great choice! Do it!

POSTED ON TRIP ADVISER-AUGUST 7, 2013

Amazing First Sobe Experience!
Reviewed by: Ouranitsa from Montreal
Reviewed on: 08/05/2013 for their stay in 07/2013

My husband and I booked this condo last-minute after a two day stay in Fort Lauderdale. I was a little hesitant to book at first, since i didn't have too much time to think about my decision. I am so glad that i booked this studio. Lee was very easy to communicate with and always answered my emails/phone calls within just a few minutes. When i got there ( a little earlier than my check-in time), they were still cleaning the room. The studio was everything i could have wished for during my Sobe experience. It was clean, spacious and the room even had beach towels,bath towels, sun chairs, umbrellas, a blow dryer, an iron... Also, the bed and pillows were super comfortable! :) As for the location, it was sooo perfect. As soon as you walk out, you are in the action! restaurants, supermarkets, pharmacies... and right across the beach! At night, my husband and I would walk to Lincoln road (about 7 minute walk) and during the day, we would walk to Nikki Beach ( a 3 minute walk). I highly recommend this to anybody who visits south beach. You will definitely love the experience and will never need a car or Taxi since everything is at your finger tips! Also, Lee returned my security deposit to my credit card the day after i left with no hassle! Thank you for the best experience!! Can't wait to come back and already recommended this place to all my friends... See you again soon! :)

POSTED ON HOME-AWAY JULY 10, 2013

"An amazing week"

My name is sofia I just spent with 2 others girls an amazing week in the barbizon apartment. It was close to everything and close to the beach. We had everything we needed inside... Towels...kitchens accessories... Cofee machine. I really recommend you this place its so clean and the pictures are the same as the apartment. If you want something amazing with a good price go there! Lee and alex were always here when we needed help or to answer our questions. Go there! Thank you very much lee for everything you have done for us! Take care and see you next time! No more hotel for me!

POSTED ON HOME AWAY NOVEMBER2012
"Best place to play tourist!"

My daughter and I came back to visit miami and luckily chose to stay here. Where we got to play tourist in one of the best locations! The apartment is very clean and has everything you could want. The kitchen was a huge plus for us and there is a blender so I could make my shakes in the morning. The location is great for getting up early and seeing the sunrise as we did. The building is very safe and neighbors are friendly. I would totally stay here again! Thanks again Lee for providing us such a wonderful place to stay when we came back to visit our friends in Miami !!!

Posted on Home Away-September 27, 2012
By Lina

"Great place, Great stay, Great value"

the place was a great stay. the room is large and very clean. it is very comfortable and key location. I certainly recommend it. Also edouardo, the assistant is very friendly and accommodating. thank you!

POSTED ON TRIP ADVISER-AUGUST 15, 2012
BY RENATA FROM NEW YORK CITY
We had a really good time in that apartment. My wife and my kids loved and they want to come back soon. Thanks Mr Lee

POSTED ON TRIP ADVISER-JULY 28, 2012
"Awesome location and space"
Thanks for a great 9 days stay on Ocean Beach in SoBe. This was exactly what I and my two sons (8th and 5th grade) wanted for location next to one of the best beaches in the us. Lee delivered exactly what he said in the profile and more. He made sure the arrangements were ready and provided all the things one needs for this great location stay. The condo was very clean and large for the three of use (easly twice/three times the space we would have received in a hotel). The transactions were always professional and very expedient. I and my two boys really enjoyed how everything was with walking distance to this condo (publix grocery, cvs, south point park, the beach (only 100 yards to the sand), the restuarants, plenty of shops, bike rental, pool, boardwalk, parking, and a gym). I was initially worried that it would be too much of a party atmosphere at night, but this place is located just at the start/end (great for an adult only vacation), and it's also in back of the condo tucked in a quiet location. The restaurants out front of the Barbizon had great staffs and good food. We'll definitely be back and have told all my friends and family it's a great spot for a beach vacation.

Posted on Trip Advisor-June 20, 2012
The total experience with Lee was absolutely Fantastic. From the very beginning, Lee was always available by Phone or email, and responded very fast to all inquiries. Upon our arrival we were greated, given the key and shown the apartment. Seriously, everything you could possibly need or want is in the apartment. Even a thoughtful umbrella for the beach, which was greatly appreciated!! The location is ideal if you came to party and have fun. Great building with lovely security officer downstairs too, he was always very polite! The apartment is clean, taken care of and perfect for 2-3 people. I was there with my best friend and as 2 single girls. We always felt safe in the building, which is an important aspect of a fun vacation. There is Publix not that far from the building, we walked ere but took a cub back, we were able to buy tons of food there and save some money by cooking in the apartment. If you are looking to save some money for good shopping in Miami and want to enjoy all the fun things South Beach has to offer - this is a great choice, the proce was great for the convinience and service that we have received. I think the only problem we did have was trying to figure out the way shower works, but once we did - it was Smooth Sailing. Thank you Lee and Alex!!:)

Posted on Trip Advisor on May 31, 2012 by Ieshia from North Carolina

"Great stay!"

My friend and I stayed here for a week for the Memorial day weekend. The studio was exactly how it looked on the pictures, very clean, and had everything we needed including the beach chairs to sit on the beach. It is in a great area and just steps away from great restaurants, bars, and the beach. I especially liked the fact that the hot water does not run out fast when there are multiple people using it. I absolutely loved my stay here and the owner was very helpful and easy to get in contact with. I will be staying here again for my next trip. Thank you so much!

Posted on Trip Advisor
The place to stay in South Beach
Reviewed by: Allan from Edmonton
Reviewed on: 04/04/2012 for their stay in 03/2012

Clean, safe, comfortable and seconds away from the beach and the glamour of Ocean Drive, Lee's apartment was the perfect homebase during my stay in South Beach! The location is absolutely fantastic, with scores of bars, clubs, and restaurants within walking distance. Everything in the unit was in good operating condition, and the property had security on site 24 hours. During the booking process, Lee was very helpful and answered all my questions thoroughly and in a very timely fashion. All in all, renting from Lee was a great experience and I'd definitely do it again.

Posted on Trip Advisor-March 30 by Noah from San Francisco...."Fantastic Condo"

My friend and I stayed in the condo for seven nights this March during WMC. The condo is fantastic, clean, stylish (enough) and perfectly located just a quick few blocks near all the hotels, etc. We had one friend crash a few nights on the couch (which flattens to a bed) and there was ample room for all of us. It's quiet, the owner is friendly, accommodating and professional. I would definitely stay here again!

Posted on Home Away March 21, 2012

We had a wonderful time staying in this lovely apartment. The extra amenities provided by Lee were great to have. The room was very clean and plenty of towels and wash clothes were provided. The area is so beautiful and right in the heart of South Beach. There are many nice cafes and restaurants right along the Ocean Drive strip. And amazing shopping on Collins. Lee was very accommodating with our late arrival and early checkout. We would definitely love to stay here again.

Copy of an Email from a previous guest to a new prospective guest on March 5, 2012

Thank you for contacting me. I would like to say, I would not rent from anyone else BUT Lee when vacationing in Miami. I have stayed in two of his units, which includes the one you are currently looking at renting out and the unit across from the Versace Mansion. The locations are all perfect. The beach is across the street and the restaurant that is connected to the Barbizon gives you a discount for staying at the property. If the ladies like power walks, then they will love this location. I am actually a runner and I was able to go across the street on the walk and on the beach and do my morning run.

Lee is tremendously easy to work with. He answered all of my questions (and I had a a lot of them) and he never seemed frustrated. He answered them and made me feel good about the purchase I was making. I have recommended him to everyone that tells me they are wanting to vacation in Miami. He is very professional and the method of paying (Paypal) is very secure. You are getting more than what you are paying for.

There is free Internet, a fridge, microwave, and stove, which I used to warm up left overs and chill drinks (which saved me money by the way). They can literally walk to the places they want, there is a convenient Walgreen's around the corner, and fun on Ocean Dr from morning to night. They will love Miami, I know I do each and every time I go there. And Miami, is literally a people watching haven. Make sure they bring their cameras and the batteries are fully charged, because Miami does not disappoint. You are making a great rental purchase. I would recommend Lee a million and one times over.

Let me know if you have any more questions or need any more advice with anything. I hope the ladies have a fabulous time there!

Posted on Home Away-December 23, 2012 by Tola

Great Stay!!
This apartment was very beautiful and definitely the place for the retreat I was looking for. It is quiet because it away from the noisy part of ocean drive. Lee and Alex were great and very helpful with tips on where to go and what to do. They were also very friendly and responsive! I will definitely be back.

Posted on Trip Advisor November 28-Simple great-By Anna from Ravenna, Italy

The studio was spacious, clean , confortable,just the best we could get in the middle of ocean drive next to the beach, the stores and restaurants. The price was really good for what we got. I surely would advice this location to my friends being sure that they would love it and that there is nothing better for this price.

Review Submitted on Trip Advisor; November 6, 2011

A fabulous apartment in a great location.

We absolutely loved our stay at The Barbizon. The apartment was spotless, modern and convenient and had everything we needed, and more. The Tapas restaurant downstairs was also great. We would definitely stay there again.

Review Submitted on Home Away: October 11, 2011
Date of Stay: October 2011
Semaine parfaitement bien passée.
L appartement est très bien. Parfaitement situé sur océan drive.
Aucun problème au niveau des transactions d argent. Personne très disponible pour toutes questions avant et pendant le séjour. Malgré la barrière de la langue aucun soucis pour communiquer ensemble ! Très agréable.
En plein cÅur de Miami beach excellent pour sortir le soir sans taxi. Face a la mer.

Je recommande cette annonce.

Review Submitted on Home Away: October 1, 2011 Date of Stay: September 2011
The rental is just like the pictures, very clean, it's directly across from the beach, and it's around half the price you would pay for a comparable hotel. I was a bit wary at first, but Lee was very prompt and professional from the beginning and I couldn't have found a better place or location. It's walking distance to everything, and the unit faces the away from the street so if you want to get some shut eye after a late night out it's possible. And the best review I can give a place--I'll definitely be back!

Review Submitted: September 17, 2011 on Home Away
Date of Stay: September 2011
We enjoyed our time at the Barbizon. Location was great and the service was exceptional. The owner is very responsive and managed to accommodate all our request. I would highly recommend this rental.

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