The city of Miami, which is located in between the North Atlantic Ocean and the Everglades in the state of Florida, boasts a tropical environment and beautiful, white sand beaches year-round, which makes it a prime destination spot for many vacationers. It is also a land rich in cultural diversity, which further enhances its intrigue.
Meanwhile, just east of the city sits Miami Beach, an expansive island town rightfully nestled between the Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean made popular for its wide beaches and strong affluent attraction. In fact, since the 1900s, Miami Beach has been a main attraction for many luxury travelers, including celebrities, executives, world travelers, socialites, and more, for its tropical features. Today, the islandish city continues to intrigue with its rich cultural diversity, newly renovated Art Deco Historic District, award-winning golf courses, fine dining, arts and entertainment, world-class shopping, happening nightlife, and luxury mansions fit for a king.
Furthermore, Miami Beach can only be accessed from the mainland via causeways and bridges, which further adds to the area's charm.
A luxury villa rental provides a great opportunity to take in Miami Beach's, and surrounding areas, breathtaking views and fresh, sea scented breezes in a private, more intimate setting.
In fact, a waterfront villa rental, such as the Villa Venetia is heavily glassed complete with telescopic sliding doors that enable you to enjoy exclusive views of the Biscayne Bay, with hints of Downtown and South Beach Miami in the background, inside or out and whenever you want, perhaps as part of an end to an exciting night out or as a prequel to a relaxing or playful morning. The choice is yours. When preparing for the day, you also have your choice of one of six immaculate baths complete with state-of-the-art features, such as waterfall showers, cozy, power flush toilets, and ambient lighting, as well as a collection of other decadent features fit for fine entertaining, including a summer kitchen and your own dock.
Or, perhaps you are more a fan of Miami's tropical greenery, then you are sure to find bliss in the Villa Castillo, which features a Mediterranean and Tudor Revival style backdrop that includes a pool with waterfalls and a water slide for your own private oasis and serene views from the rear patios, terraces, or windows when you want. It is also equipped with a movie theater with HD Dolby Digital Sound, an entertainment area complete with a wet bar and pool table, and an office in the master suite for days you just want to stay inside and play.
Meanwhile, the Villa Keystone features 77' of water frontage and direct access to the bay, which means you can pull up and park your yacht right outside for the perfect view from inside whenever you want, as well as while enjoying the heated pool or the large covered patio located just outside.
You also have your choice of smaller villas, such as the Villa Atlantis, which features 4,350 square feet of living space with 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths, or for larger groups or the more grand, there are also larger villas, such as the Villa Valencia, which features 10,140 square feet of living space complete with 10 bedrooms and 10 baths.
So, whether you are looking to wake up to peaceful oceanic views and soft sea breezes to start the day, you fancy dining alfresco on your own private terrace or patio while overlooking the perfect view, you want quick, easy access to the bay, or you want a small villa or a more expansive one, there is a villa rental for you.
All villas are bathed in rich architecture complete with luxury interiors, and many also include their own pool, private fence or barrier, WiFi, flat-screen TV(s), and they are located not far from many activities.
Miami Beach is hailed for its international cuisine, which includes both fine and casual dining, as well as an abundance of food choices.
In fact, when it comes to succulent seafood, you have over 70 different restaurants options. Or, perhaps you have a hankering for a prime steak, you can't go wrong with more than 20 steak house choices. There are also more than 130 Italian restaurants, over 30 Mexican restaurants, more than 30 Cuban restaurants, over 70 Pizza restaurants, and more. So, whatever your craving, there is no shortage of food offerings in Miami Beach.
You also have the option of having your hot restaurant meal delivered to your rental for a bit of alfresco dining. Or, simply order your own local ingredients from the grocery store to test your skills in the state-of-the-art chef's kitchen or on the outdoor grill. Coffee and smoothie deliveries are also available.
Explore the sparkling blue waters of Miami's waterfront via your own powerboat or yacht, or book a private luxury yacht charter for some intriguing coastal views before stopping to enjoy an ocean swim, a bit of snorkeling, parasailing, tubing, paddle boarding, or deep-sea fishing, and more. Or, hop aboard a high-performance jet ski for a more thrilling view of the Miami coastline.
You can also take the day to practice a bit of surfboarding, stand up paddle-boarding, wakeboarding, and more on your own private beach. Many nearby establishments offer beach equipment rental, and some also provide professional instruction for your safety.
Miami has over 20 award-winning golf courses, some of which have even been graced by many top competitors themselves as part of the PGA Tour's Championships.
There are extravagant country club and resort golf courses, such as the Miami Beach Golf Club, which has over 15 holes and a par of 72, as well as a restaurant overlooking the greens for a bit of lunch and relaxation before or after golfing, and there are also an abundance of public greens, such as Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne, which topped the list of Golfweek's Top Public Golf Courses. Here, golfers will enjoy various unique features, such as challenging sand traps, over 5 saltwater lakes, and mangrove thickets overlooking the Bay. It also features 18 holes and a par of 72.
Some other popular golf clubs include Melreese Country Club, Normandy Shores Golf Club, The Biltmore Golf Club, Shula's Hotel and Golf Club<, and the Trump National Doral, which features 4 championship golf courses.
Booking a villa rental enables you to enjoy vacation living in style and comfort, so what better way to complement it than with a chauffeured or exotic car rental such as our Ferrari 488 Spider for enjoying the town and nightlife?
There are a wide range of vehicles to choose from, depending on your style and driving preference, and they are available to meet your transportation needs 24 hours a day via the flexible and convenient on-call service, which is just great for reservations at the city's hottest events, business meetings, and more.
Miami's Design District is coined the Rodeo Drive of Miami with over 50 major designers, including Hermes, Burberry, Christian Louboutin, Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent, Valentino, Giorgio Armani, Rolex, and more. It is also known for its fine art galleries, showrooms, and museums, which feature artist from all over the world.
Meanwhile, Miami Beach's Art Deco Historic District pays homage to 20th-century architecture with over 800 bright, colorful 1923 to 1943 built buildings, spanning a square mile. On the National Register of Historic Places, and one of the largest gatherings of mid-century architecture in the world, visitors will gravel in old-world glamour as they browse the area's antique shops, galleries, souvenir shops, and more.
Other popular shopping areas in and around Miami Beach include Lincoln Road, Washington Avenue, Collins Avenue, Sunset Harbour on South Beach, Flagler Street in Downtown Miami, Miracle Mile in Coconut Gables, Coco Walk in Coconut Grove, and Miami Lakes.
Over 200 leading galleries from around the world participate in Art Basel Miami which showcases the highest quality contemporary and Modern art, including paintings, sculptures, photographs, films, and more. Each year the event draws more than 60,000 visitors, including collectors, curators, and other art enthusiasts for an exciting and inspiring time, so if you are fortunate to be in town during Art Basel, which usually takes place around the beginning of December, be sure to book the event for a glimpse at the next big artist.
South Beach is home to Mango's Tropical Cafe, which has been coined a must-experience spot for Miami travelers. Here, you can enjoy your favorite tropical drink before finally working up the nerves to try your hand at salsa dancing, or just sit back and enjoy the show, which often includes a flamboyantly dressed duo tangoing on the bar. Some other spots with Latin flavor include Bodega on South Beach, and the Wynwood Kitchen and Bar, which specializes in creative cocktails with a Latin twist.
Little Havana is also home to intriguing Latin establishments, such as the famous CubaOcho, which is an art gallery/part research center that features a collection of antique furniture and artwork from the 1850's to 1958, as well as one of the most extensive rum bars, complete with live salsa, jazz, and other music, in Miami. Another popular spot in Little Havana also includes the newly renovated Ball & Chain, which was once famous in the 1950s for its big acts, such as Billie Holiday, Count Basie, and more.
Meanwhile, the city's rooftop bars provide awe-inspiring views from the top of the magical city in action. So grab a cocktail at Juvia, which is an indoor/outdoor restaurant that features the finest in Peruvian and Japanese infused food, as well as floor to ceiling windows for 270-degree panoramic views from the Ocean to the Downtown skyline from the ninth floor of the 1111 Building, and get gazing.
The Edge Terrace at Four Seasons Hotel Miami, which is located on the 7th floor, is another popular spot for rooftop gazing. Cozy around one of the various fire pits situated under the trellised canopy and then order from the list of fine wines, impressive whiskeys, and bar bites from the adjacent Edge Steak and Bar restaurant, just perfect for taking in the view.
Lastly, no trip is complete without a great way to commemorate it, and what better way to do than with one of Florida's own wines to add your collection?
Schnebly Redlands Winery & Brewery, which creates a beautiful view nestled in lush tropical greenery, features its own vintages derived from the exotic fruits of Florida, such as passion fruit, avocado, lychee, guava, and more. Purchase a bottle of wine to go, or, on the weekends, have a seat and take in the gorgeous scenery while enjoying live music. You can also bring your own food.
La Centrale Enoteca is another popular wine bar, which is known for its 80% wine offerings from Italy, high vaulted ceilings, wine barrels, and exposed wooden beams, reminiscent of Tuscany. It also includes restaurants on the second floor. Simply, enjoy a wine flight and then purchase a bottle of wine to go, or stay and also enjoy a meal from Stagionole, Pesce, or Carne.
Some other wine bars include Lagniappe, Wine Vault, and Cibo Wine Bar, which features glass and stone walls, butcher block tables, rare wines from around the world, and a full menu of pasta, pizzas, and light bites.
A luxury villa or mansion rental provides the luxury of feeling like you are on your own private island, so to speak, with all the modern amenities you can imagine at your fingertips, and convenient access to Miami's beaches, dining, and many other activities the city has to offer for the best of both worlds.
The city of Miami, and surrounding areas, has many prime locations throughout for mansion and luxury villa vacation rentals during your vacation stay, including Miami Beach, which is the main area for luxury villa and mansion rentals in Miami. In fact, some argue that Miami Beach offers some of the best luxury villas worldwide, due to the city's lush environment and bustling water routes that can be accessed right from your luxury villa vacation rental.
Whether you are looking to enjoy a stay on your own personal beach, in the downtown area, or near the airport, for your vacation, you are sure to find the perfect luxury villa or mansion vacation rental for you.
Some of the most popular locations for luxury villa and mansion vacation rentals include:
Venetian Islands, which is located in Biscayne Bay, just off Biscayne Boulevard and NE 15th Street, consists of six artificial islands, which include San Marino Island, Belle Isle, Di Lido Island, Biscayne Island, San Marco Island, and Rivo Alto Island.
This grouping of islands provides vacationers with a peaceful oasis, but it is not far from the hustle and bustle of South Beach and Greater Miami. Each island is also home to spectacular waterfront views and luxurious Miami Beach estates and villas, as well as a segment of the Venetian Causeway, except Belle Isle, which consists of mostly condominiums and multi-family units. Hence, this is an ideal area for mansion and luxury villa renters who want to enjoy a tranquil environment with stunning bay views and easy access to the action during your Miami vacation.
North Miami, which is a 2010 All-America City winner, is the fifth-largest city in Miami-Dade County and boasts the largest concentration of mid-century modern buildings in the south part of Florida. It is also a vibrant educational and arts community with beautiful parks, including the Oleta River State Park, which the largest urban park in the state. The area is also home to the acclaimed Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) and not located far from the beaches, Port of Miami, Miami International Airport, as well as a host of attractions for tourists.
Miami Beach, which includes Sunny Isles Beach, Bal Harbour, Surfside, North Beach, Mid Beach, and South Beach, is an island city of 7.1 square miles that separates the Atlantic Ocean and the Biscayne Bay that is most notable for its trend-setting entertainment and art mecca.
It is also a shopper's paradise with an abundance of shops along South Beach's Ocean Drive, Washington Avenue, and Lincoln Drive. The area is also rich in cafes, clubs, and international restaurants of Middle Beach and Collins Avenue, which is just perfect for vacationers who prefer a luxury mansion vacation rental right in the center of the action.
Miami Shores is a quaint residential village built in the 1920s that is located in Miami-Dade County. It is characterized by lush, tree-lined streets, bayfront vistas, and old-world churches. It is also home to an abundance of art Deco architecture that adds to its appeal, which makes it a great area for travelers seeking a luxury vacation rental in a suburban area with small-town charm located near many restaurants and parks.
Keystone Islands is a small coastal neighborhood with some of the largest and most expansive waterfront properties in the area, along with many great restaurants and state trails for hiking and biking. It is also located just north of Downtown Miami and minutes from Miami Beach and Biscayne Boulevard, which features an abundance of shops, restaurants, and cafes.
It is also a small populated area, which makes it a suitable location for a villa or mansion vacation rental for those seeking solitude in a small community with classic architecture and a great view not located far from the action.
North Bay Village, which is located in northeast Miami-Dade County, consists of three islands centrally located between Miami and Miami Beach. The three islands, which include Harbor Island, Treasure Island, and North Bay Island, used to be submerged underwater, which lends to the area's historic vibe. However, today they boast beautiful views of Biscayne Bay, as well as a variety of shops and restaurants that add to the area's appeal, which makes it a suitable area for vacation renters looking to witness the magical resurrection of the village.
Brickell, also known as Miami's Millionaires' Row, is located in downtown Miami. It is a dense, urban neighborhood with luxury, historic mansions, hotels, office towers, and apartments along Brickell Avenue. It is also South Florida and Miami's main financial district and one of the largest financial districts in the U.S.
Brickell is mostly residential south of Broadway, which includes the Millionaires' Row; however, north of Broadway is mostly financial and residential mixed. The area, which is also centered by Mary Brickell Village, which includes a gathering of upscale retail and restaurants, boutiques, and services, is also home to many celebrities, which makes it a suitable area for mansion rental for those who want to vacation like a celebrity.
This area is also rich in parks, theaters, museums, sporting venues, and historic sites.
Coconut Grove is a greenery-filled historic neighborhood with a modern artistic vibe that features a family-friendly twist. It has bike and pedestrian-friendly streets lined with lots of large trees that help keep the area shaded, and it is also rich in bayfront parks, which makes it a suitable location for renters seeking a mansion rental in a Bohemian environment with modern hotspot.