Generally reserved for family, but available for you. Please inquire. The room is quiet, cozy, pleasant and a few steps from the bath (the green bath, actually; t here's also a pink bath, but it's 15 steps - oh my gosh!~). Surrounded by books, the room has a kind of "library feel" with sound-absorption. Looks out onto the front area; lovely trees, circular drive. Large queen-size bed; good armoire storage; small desk w/chair; fabric-ed walls
10 minutes by Metrorail from downtown Miami's financial & social center is super-safe and ever-trendy Coral Gables. Right on the MetroRail, we're five minutes from the station and Miami Airport, and we'll pick you up anytime - or anywhere in Miami! So. Beach? We'll drive you there, most days or nights (and pick you up). The Gables has amazing restaurants (tripadvisor lists 203, Zagat 85), and terrific shopping a short walk to the new Merrick Park Village shopping center. The Gables has 20 foreign consulates, hundreds of international corporate headquarters, and world-class restaurants. Beautiful environs, multi-lingual and charming knowledgeable host provides fresh bread, free breakfast; free rice & beans anytime of day, with three other smart, respectful Asian college/grad school roommates in other rooms. Warning: Have 3 great dogs; they will love you. Free wi-fi; free laundry (we'll DO your laundry); free breakfast; free TV (bring your DVDs), 24x7 keyless access. We can usually pick you up at the airport, train or bus station or take you anywhere within 10 miles (for $10 - wow!). Simply....great company. Join us anytime. Friendly, fun, smart and pleasant. I'm a Harvard college grad ('(URL HIDDEN) that's 1968, not 1868!), English major, happy to help those for whom English is a 2nd language. Very familiar with the logistics of American life...& glad to assist you in all ways!
The bungalow is charmingly small, situated next to the house (just out the back door). Fine old-style bath is inside the house - we're building one outside for you as we write! Clothes hanger; small table/desk, lamp, your own air conditioner - great firm-mattress twin. The kitchen 10 steps away is available any time day or night; two big fridges for storing food (we'll drive you to the local supermarket and wait for you to shop) along with excellent cabinet space. The neighborhood is 100% ultra-safe. Sit in the quiet, bird-filled garden for a glass of wine or a beer (we stock both for you); hang around and talk; enjoy free Uverse/WiFi anytime, and anytime use our WiFi or printers (or computer if you don't bring one). Rent a car from us for less than Hertz, and much easier. It's simply a terrific place to stay, it's low-cost, private, convenient, with ever-available rides anywhere, and charming, smart folks who share a love of life and living, and invite you to come and have a wonderful time, regardless of length of stay. We look forward to being with you! (Oh - have 2 great (URL HIDDEN) you just gotta like dogs, and they'll love you! I'll post some pictures for you.). So far, we've never had a problem review (makes us keep trying harder!). Here are sample comments from friends, our guests:
Adria: Eugene is a great, accommodating host! The room was clean and comfortable, in a nice quiet area but not too far from public transportation. Definitely a good place to stay!
Jade: Eugene is a friendly, welcoming and accommodating host. The room was clean, and he even offered breakfast. .
Stuart: Exceptionally gracious host who went beyond the call of duty to accommodate my recent short stay in Miami. I would highly recommend Eugene's home to anyone with south Florida travel plans. Very affordable, very clean, conveniently located
Joel: Eugene is a fantastic host and a stellar conversationalist. He made sure that my fiancée, a friend and I were always comfortable even after a last minute reservation. Eugene is also a great chef - be sure to talk him into cooking for you! :-)
Raimo: Eugene was a very gracious host, he was able to pick us up from the airport and we used his hospitality to get a ride to the mall to do our shopping. On top of that he made us breakfast twice! If you stay, ask for the bacon… he makes perfect bacon and it was from the microwave: my skepticism was brushed away! He has friendly dogs who are quite well behaved and give you a warm welcome.
Boris: The kindliness and care Eugene took with me was absolutely unexpected.
Elena: He is a great host!! prepares delicious breakfasts, bakes awesome bread, and cooks wonderful beans and rice, the house is nice and clean, he has four dogs which are really friendly and fun, Gene makes you feel confortable and at home!! I would totally recomend to stay there.
Chris: There is really no need to stay directly in Miami or Miami Beach even if you don't have a car. If you stay in Gene's place, make sure you don't leave in the morning without one of his smoothies or a piece of his home-made herb bread. :-) I'll be back, that's for sure.
Xingyuan: This was a great option! Breakfast was delicious, Eugene was a personable host, and the proximity to the Metro Rail and short drive to get onto I-95 made the location itself quite convenient.
Accès des voyageurs
You'll have access to everything in the house, from free Wi-Fi, to free fresh home-made bread, to rides to the MetroRail if we're available, low-cost car rental thru Turo. Overnight parking is $5/night but can be waived if your stay is longer. We're a 24x7 life, so come and go. We do your laundry if you ask us (wash, dry, fold). Have some free rice & beans any time we make it. We cook several times a week for ourselves...and guests who want to partake in a light dinner. It's...a great life, really. Blessings.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
We'll spend as much time with you as you like, take you anywhere (small cost of $10, if nearby; airport pickup is $10 if MIA; FTL is $25 - not always available); or you can be totally solitary and enjoy the weather, a walk to the local golf course, library or athletic facility. All handy with your home-away-from-home. Pick a subject and we'll try to discourse! Or be silent, and we'll smile and feed you when you're hungry. We usually have a Ph.D. fellow or two staying, or undergrads from U.M., FIU, or the occasional Kaplan University student, or Jackson Memorial intern. Frequently host physicians, residents, and doctors-to-be, since we're near Westchester General, Larkin, the UM and FIU complexes.
Coral Gables is called "The City Beautiful." It is. It's more than (URL HIDDEN) friendly, ultra-safe, trendy, or really anything you want to be. Come and be at home. That's what we want.
Come and go as you like, anytime. Keyless entry. We can pick you up at the train, or take you there (it's a 5-minute walk; 10 minutes on MetroRail to downtown Miami Center; 15 minutes with our driving to So. Beach any time of day). Cook as you wish; great gas stove. Fresh homemade bread always; free rice & (often) beans or other stuff that's around anytime; wonderful camaraderie. Quiet respectfulness is all that's needed.
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New Yorker; Stuyvesant High School grad (at 16); on to Harvard College; founded chamber music school while studying English & doing a full-time teaching/performing career ('cello). Started 3 public companies; all tech-types; last two in insurance (malpractice). 3 boys; 6 grandchildren; warm, welcoming, and happy to have like-minded guests! I enjoy enormously having guests here, and it is my pleasure to serve them, and to make sure that their stay is wonderful in every way. "We exist to serve." I have enough time to be of real assistance, and I want to be sure that every guest has a stellar experience here. My four dogs (yup...four!) believe the same, and will play with you, love you, and provide a never-ending warm welcome.