IN THE HEART OF SOUTH BEACH!
Private bedroom with 2 Full beds, full bath across the hall! Full access to kitchen, LR & balcony.
You can avail of a private access to the beach and pool. Building has 24-hour security, valet parking at $20 per day.
The guest bedroom, which you could occupy, has 2 Double beds, bedside table and beautiful wooden bed-end benches. There is ample storage for your belongings in the wardrobe. The guest bath is located across from the bedroom door and can also accessed by visitors. It is well-appointed with a glass shower enclosure and a spacious vanity with storage below.
I love to cook for the people who visit. Each morning join my husband and me for a freshly prepared breakfast with tea/coffee, fresh fruit and a hot dish. I am vegetarian (ovo-lacto kind) and we will treat you to some real Indian cooking so seldom available in restaurants here in the US. If we are eating in, join us for a home cooked dinner priced at $25 per person per meal. Do let me know in advance, so that we can plan our availability.
Feel free to enjoy the rest of the apartment including the kitchen, bar with barware (sorry, no alcohol provided :), a spacious living room and large balcony with ample seating. The apartment is fully air-conditioned and the guest bedroom has an individual climate control located right outside its door.
The apartment is located at the junction of Lincoln Road and Collins Ave, in the beautiful well-run Decoplage with 24-hour security, outdoor pool, private beach access, valet parking, package receiving, laundry facility on each floor. You can walk to everywhere but should you have a car, we have a valet parking spot* for the apartment.
We’ve just completed a tasteful $125k floor-to-ceiling renovation in April 2013, with no skimping!! All the furniture, fixtures and equipment are high quality and new. Even the windows are brand new - hurricane grade and sound proof! The flooring is Italian porcelain; the kitchen, bar and bathroom cabinetry hand made locally by a US Navy Vet.
The décor is our take on “Tropical” – warm and welcoming with vibrant accents that Sulu has collected in her travels through 23 ½ °N to 23 ½ °S – from India, Sri Lanka, Africa to the Caribbean Islands and Costa Rica. The furniture is made from natural materials like repurposed wood, iron as fabricated mostly in the Tropics or the USA.
We hope to welcome you to our home and enjoy it as your own!
Mi casa es su casa!!
1. I will need 2 forms of ID for each person in the party.
2. The apartment will be cleaned once a week (Mondays, but you can decide the day of the week). It will cost you $50 for the housekeeping. A messy or dirty room or bathroom will incur additional charges.
3. You must not bring any additional guests without prior notice and agreement.
4. Valet parking: $20 per day
We will give you a set of keys. You will need to be signed in at the front desk for you to use the building's facilities - outdoor pool, private beach access, valet parking, package receiving, laundry facility on each floor.
Feel free to enjoy the rest of the apartment including the kitchen, bar with barware (sorry, no alcohol provided :), a spacious living room and large balcony with ample seating.
Interaction with guests
We like people who like people! We will not intrude on your space, but will be happy to share a cup of morning tea or a glass of wine if you so wish.
It will be our pleasure f you are join us for dinner at least one of the nights you are inhouse. It's priced at $25 per person per meal and will be wholesome and home-cooked.
Other things to note
* Please Note: 13.5% state taxes will need to be paid when you arrive. I have no control, FL state needs its dues...
We may or may not be in-house during your stay. Enjoy the privacy!
This is a full floor-to-ceiling, gut-renovated apartment with all new appliances, furniture, fixtures and decoratives. We’ve put in a lot of love, effort and money into it… We want you to enjoy it, but take utmost care of the place and its belongings. You will be billed for any and all damage caused during your stay.
Please keep the air-conditioner on as far as possible, except when you have the windows or balcony door open. The humid air tends to condense and damage the ceiling and walls when the AC is not switched on. Stagnant humidity will cause mold and mildew in the airducts.
Definitely close all windows and doors and set the AC to 72°F each time you leave the apartment.
Always check the main door to the apartment behind you is locked. The building has great security and there are cameras everywhere (you cant pick your nose in the elevators or hallways without being seen), but who knows… The locks are new, there are no copies floating around.
* If you lose a key to the apartment there is a charge of $100 for the complete set to be replaced.
The sun comes in strong from the western window in the Living room late afternoon till sunset. We request you to close the blinds for those windows during that period. If you are going out for the day, definitely close those blinds.
Your room will be cleaned once a week. The cost per cleaning by the Housekeeper is $50. Kindly refuse this service only if you are definitely going to clean it once a week. High quality and eco-friendly cleaning product can be found in the utility closet. This is important for the apartment to be clean and fresh for the next guest.
Use the appliances as described in the respective users’ manual.
Almost all the furniture is made of natural materials – wood, metal and fabric. Please, please use coasters provided to place your drinks and tablemats for your plates and cutlery.
As far as possible, eat at the bar counter and not on the sofa or beds. Remember, Miami is just North of the tropics and unwelcome visitors (cockroaches, bugs) will come even to high floors.
Honor system prevails!! If something is damaged during your stay, kindly alert Alexis or Sulu as soon as possible, so that it can be repaired during your stay.
If you find something not working or damaged after your initial walk-thru with Alexis, please call him immediately. Take a picture, when possible, and send as proof.
We’ve left one toilet roll in each bathroom for your convenience. Kindly replace it before departure for the next occupant.
Kindly smoke on the balcony / terrace and not bring in any open ash or butts into the apartment. Please dispose all ash and butts in a safe and hygienic manner. Smoke smell in the apartment will cost you $500 as we will have to make it “smoke-free” for the next guest.
As a courtesy to the neighbors, please keep noise levels down.
Similarly, treat the building staff with politeness and they will respond accordingly.
If you are using Valet Parking, we recommend tipping the attendants $2-3 each time you bring out the vehicle.
All guests will need to be ID-ed and photographed. This is for your safety. So please cooperate with the security guards at the Front Desk.
And lastly, please, please don’t pee in the shower…
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My name is quite a phonetic challenge, so most folks simply call me Sulu.
I live in New York City and am a hotel marketer. Born in the beautiful lake city of Udaipur and raised in vibrant, multicultural Bombay, I believe in supporting traditional arts and crafts. Cheap mass reproductions for profit make me very angry.
The apartment at the Decoplage is a deliberate effort to surround myself with all things tropical. I took great care to make sure that each piece of furniture and accent was from its historic place of origin and not a cultural rip off.
In doing up the new condo at The 1 Hotel & Homes, I pulled all stops and bought the best of the best in design and quality from some of my favorite stores - Ligne Roset, Natuzzi, Flou. The emphasis is on luxury and comfort.
I am a design junkie and take great pride that both homes are entirely my creations, with some priceless inputs from my loving husband, Kurien.
We both love art, design, music and of course, Miami Beach!!