Lush Garden Home in Coral Gables (Miami's Mediterranean Village)

Lush Garden Home in Coral Gables (Miami's Mediterranean Village)

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
1 Bathrooms
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Our home

Tropical retreat in small cosy home typical of 'old Florida'. Surrounded by a lush tropical garden, this home has just been renovated over the last two years, while retaining the original Cuban tile. The bathroom was gutted and redone to a high standard with marble floor and shower. Its kitchen area is admittedly small. The sitting room could be used as a second bedroom. The bedroom has a king-size bed, and the sitting room has a couch that makes a comfortable bed. Both the front and side yards are a riot of color most of the year and there is an everblooming hibiscus right outside the door; the backyard is not particularly landscaped --that should be my project for this winter! Depending on when you are interested in coming, there are many fruit trees that provide a particular joy depending on the season (e. g. , orange, papaya, carambola.)

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Who we are

  1. The home is owned by Dorothy, 75, a retired nurse who has caught the travel bug. She is an intrepid and energetic traveller. Accompanying her would be one or both of her two sons, Scott (38), a law teacher, or Frank (36), a property manager. Dorothy is interested in exchanges throughout Europe.

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The home is in a duplex and in a neighborhood that are considered historic in Florida (1930s --anything before 1980 is considered old!) It is in the central district of Coral Gables (www. citybeautiful.net) which was a "Mediterranean" village developed beginning in the 1920s. While not as beautiful as a Mediterranean village (in my opinion), Coral Gables today is considered the upscale inner suburb of Miami. There is a beautiful town pool you can see at venetianpool.com. Central Coral Gables has been the culinary and art capital of Florida, although downtown Miami (15 minutes away) is now beginning to perk up, at least in the art department. Miami beach (nice for sightseeing, bad for eating) is 20 minutes away. In short, the Gables (as it's called) is probably the place of greatest cultural vibrancy and historic charm in a state that admittedly is not long on either!

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