Casa Florence’ Villa private resort brings traditional Mediterranean high class style and charm to the otherwise modern, exclusive lifestyle of Miami. The inviting look and feel of the villa makes even this 9-bedroom mansion your retreat.
Luxury 5 star hotel accommodations. $2,500 security damage refundable deposit.
All areas are open to guests except garage and rooftop.
MATHESON HAMMOCK PARK It’s a great beach for beginners, or those who simply enjoy a peaceful practice session. Matheson Hammock Park is a lovely scenic park with an unusual feature–a man-made atoll pool, which is flushed naturally with the tidal action of nearby Biscayne Bay. Its tranquil breeze-swept beach is a haven for families who enjoy its warm, safe waters and beautiful waterside views. Matheson is also a prime spot for Kite-Boarding. Its active breezes and calm shallow waters make launching easy.
The park also has a full-service marina, snack bar and restaurant built into an historic coral rock building, picnic pavilions and nature trails. Matheson also contains a sailing and power boat school.
THE DEERING ESTATE Located along the edge of Biscayne Bay, the 444-acre Deering Estate at Cutler is an environmental, archeological and historical preserve. From canoe tours to butterfly walks and guided nature hikes, the Deering Estate has diverse activities for the whole family to enjoy. The Estate offers daily tours of the historic houses – the Stone House and Richmond Cottage, as well as tours of the lush natural areas where fossil bones have been found as far back at 50,000 years.
SHOPS AT SUNSET PLACE is an open-air shopping destination with state-of-the-art entertainment and diverse dining options to suit every palate and mood. (6 minutes by car)
VILLAGE OF MERRICK PARK , Coral Gables . Dining, Shopping, and pampering! Everything you need to help you make the most of your vacation time.
DADELAND MALL, Miami 7535 N Kendall Drive (6 min by car) Miami’s original and most iconic shopping center is anchored by Florida’s largest Macy*s, as well as Macy*s Home Gallery & Kids, Saks Fifth Avenue, JcPenney, and Nordstrom.
DOLPHIN MALL 11401 NW 12th St, Miami Dolphin Mall is Miami-Dade County’s largest retail value shopping center blending the hottest concepts in theme entertainment and dining with an unparalleled offering of more than 240 value-oriented stores. Diverse dining & entertainment options include a food court, various entertainment venues such as Cinébistro, Cool de Sac, Dave & Busters, and Strike Miami, and several restaurants including Texas de Brazil Churrascaria, The Cheesecake Factory, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Mojitos Cuban Cuisine, & more.
THE FALLS SHOPPING CENTER (10 min by car) guests can stroll the one-level, covered walkways surrounded by a million-gallon waterscape and lush tropical foliage. Featuring more than 100 stores and movie theater, The Falls also offers exciting dining options.
COCONUT GROVE / CORAL GABLES (25 min by car) Coconut Grove is the oldest Miami neighborhood, formed in 1925. Among the hustle and bustle of Miami’s ever-growing metropolis sits a laid-back, waterfront community unlike any other. This village-within-a-city offers visitors a unique alternative experience to the standard South Florida visit. With everything from gallery walks and outdoor dining, to sailing regattas and wacky festivals.
The famed Miracle Mile in Coral Gables and its surrounding downtown streets with their European-style outdoor cafes, provides visitors with an enjoyable tropical shopping experience. Home to many specialty stores and more than 120 international restaurants, Miracle Mile is a paradise for casual and gourmet diners.
SOUTH BEACH – SOBE MIAMI BEACH NIGHT LIFE / LINCOLN RD. (20 min by car) South Beach is truly one of the hottest places in the modern world. Whether you’re looking for a calm, relaxing time basking on a tranquil beach in our almost endless sunshine, or prefer a beach that offers a more Latin America, ‘Rio like’ setting, surrounded by trim and fit bodies, South Beach is the place for you.
DAY TRIP TO THE FLORIDA KEYS: the Keys have become one of the most popular tropical destinations and you’re sure not to be disappointed. Here’s an overview of the Keys to help your vacation planning:
• KEY LARGO: Located in the Upper Keys and just south of Miami, Key Largo is famous for its world-class scuba diving and snorkeling adventures. America’s first undersea park, John Pennicamp is located on Key Largo.
• ISLAMORADA: The Sport Fishing Capital of the World! Whether you’re looking to charter an offshore boat or battle the silver king in the backcountry, Islamorada offers a fishing challenge for a lifetime.
• MARATHON: Many diving opportunities are available around Marathon including Sombrero Reef located just a few miles offshore. There are a number of outfitters and dive shops that can arrange your dive charter for you.
• BIG PINE KEY (and the lower keys): This group of keys offers a variety of sightseeing and eco-adventures. Diving and snorkeling trips, bird watching, kayaking and backcountry fishing are all available.
• KEY WEST: Welcome to the Southernmost City in the Continental United States. A Key West vacation includes history, art, dining and, of course, a night out on world-famous Duval Street.
FLAMINGO GARDENS (50 min by car) South Florida’s #1 botanical gardens and wildlife sanctuary.
JUNGLE ISLAND (21 min by car) There’s a jungle right in Miami’s back yard! It’s home to more than 3,000 exotic animals and 500 species of plants and it’s a great place to spend an afternoon.
ZOO MIAMI (15 min by car) is the largest and oldest zoological garden in Florida and the only tropical zoo in the continental US.