Miami is almost synonymous with the beach life. It is best-enjoyed staying near the sand, sea, and sun. It is one of those stunning cities that brings urban life close to the beach. However, the secret to enjoying Miami is finding the best place to stay during your trip.
You might be thinking that it would be expensive to enjoy. Well, that may be true if you are going to stay in a hotel. But these days, that is just one option when it comes to sleeping. You don’t necessarily need to spend so much on accommodation, especially if you are visiting Miami with your entire family. There are actually a lot of private properties that you can easily book in Miami, and these properties, more often than not, include those stunning views you have always dreamed of waking up to each day.
Apartments in Miami are mostly facing the beach, or strategically located just a few minutes’ walk from where the action is. So where exactly can you find these apartments that are so stunning that you would not want to leave them behind? Go ahead and check out any of these picturesque yet budget-friendly options:
1. Deluxe Room with Ocean View
Stay in a comfortable home that gives you all the similar advantages of being in a hotel in this deluxe ocean-facing room. The apartment is right across the beach and it comes fully equipped with just about everything you need to make your stay as homey as possible. It is also very easy to reach, especially if you are arriving right from the airport, which is just ten minutes away. A warm burst of colors, reminiscent of the laid-back and chilled beach life, will greet you right upon entering this cozy yet spacious studio room.
The studio apartment is also near certain amenities, such as a fitness center, restaurants, and even vending machines. You can enjoy things as you would back home. The restaurants in the area also serve various types of dishes, you would definitely not run out of choices during your stay.
It gets even better as you realize that this apartment is actually smack in the Millionaire’s Row, a prestigious row of properties along the famous South Beach (also known as SoBe). This popular row is usually a subject of most boat tours because it showcases some of the most luxurious properties owned by popular personalities residing along Miami Beach. Speaking of tours, you may want to try one of those boat tours to get a more historical and fuller perspective of what life in Miami is like.
2. Ocean View Design Suites at Castle
Aside from the world-famous South Beach, you can also consider staying at Mid-Beach Miami, which offers the extra privacy of being away from the urban scene. This location is actually a strip of land that puts you right beside a river and the famous azure beach of Miami.
The apartment located in this area has its own parking lot, so you would definitely have a wonderful road trip cruising down the beachside to get to the place. The apartment has everything you need to let you have an unforgettable staycation if you wish. It has a fully-functioning kitchenette, all the furnishings for a comfortable living and dining room, and, of course, a spacious bedroom facing the beach itself.
3. The Ocean Breeze
If you are looking for a large home near Miami Beach, this accommodation is perfect for you and your group of friends or your entire family. Situated a few blocks from the sea, The Ocean Breeze is made up of two separate rooms that can be connected together. It can accommodate a maximum of five people. It also comes complete with all the comfortable amenities that you will need, as well as home areas that would allow you to live like a local while in Miami. All you need to do is bring your clothes and other personal effects and you are pretty much all set!
But more than just its comfy space, the best highlight of this apartment is its spacious lanai (verandah). Each of the room opens up to thirty-two-square-meter (344-square-foot) space with chairs and tables, shaded against the hot sun by palm leaves. This could be the perfect spot for receiving guests or just chilling to enjoy an outdoor lunch or dinner facing the beach.
4. Compact studio apartment
If you would like an apartment that is cozy, complete, yet still fits your budget, then this compact studio apartment may just be for you. Plus, it’s still got that stunning view of Miami Beach. This studio apartment has the complete amenities of a basic home and also has easy access to fitness centers, restaurants, and even an indoor pool. Yes, you read that right. It comes with an indoor pool as the room is part of the famous Castle Beach Club. It has even got Russian and Turkish baths, which are quite an experience to try.
The nice thing about this affordable yet luxurious apartment is that it is also a few minutes away from the airport. It includes a free valet-parking service so you do not have to worry about bringing your own car while staying here to enjoy Miami.
5. Deluxe studio at South Beach
If you are looking for a place to stay, just for you or your partner, then this budget deluxe studio right at the beach would be a great deal to consider. Do not be fooled by its studio size though, because it still comes with its own balcony where you can pass time with guests or just watch the sunrise or sunset over the beach every day. And if you want to access the beach, it is just a quick 4-minute walk from this studio!
This place is actually inside a hotel, which makes it very safe and complete with other amenities that will make your stay even more comfortable and cozy. The room also provides beddings and linens, freshly laundered and pressed, for you to enjoy your stay.
6. Oceanfront studio with parking
This studio perfectly captures how it is like to live the beach life. Aside from being right across the azure beach, it is also hosted inside the Casablanca Hotel, so, if you want, you can also access an indoor pool while marveling at the backdrop of the sea. This studio also comes with a parking slot so you can bring your own car during your stay. You can also avail yourself of its free valet-parking service if you want to experience living life to its most luxurious fullest while in Miami.
What makes it better is that the studio has been carefully designed in warm beach tone colors, so relaxing you might be tempted to spend lots of staycations in this studio. And why not? It has everything you need, from an entertainment system to living essentials, such as a kitchen, living-room area, and dining furniture. It is also spacious enough to host guests and share with others if you want to, with a queen-sized bed and a sofa bed to sleep on.
7. Studio Apartment in Miami Beach with parking
This is another studio in Casablanca Hotel. It also offers a great ocean view of Miami Beach and has a parking slot that you can also rent along with the room. However, the space is a bit smaller than the previous room and only offers a queen-sized bed to sleep on. Yet what it downsizes in space, it more than makes up for in its amenities; it offers you everything you need for a comfortable stay, including an entertainment system, Internet, a kitchenette, and a private bathroom.
The room is perfect for a solo stay or for couples on a short-term stay in Miami. Since it has simple basic amenities, this room is definitely perfect for vacationers who see themselves exploring Miami for most of their time. And surely, you will find lots of things to do while here. You can spend your days out on the beach, exploring popular local spots, taking one of those famous Miami boat tours, or even doing water activities right at the beach.
8. The Orchid in Miami Beach
For a bigger place to stay that truly feels like a home by the beach, in a single-detached location, then check out The Orchid. This one-bedroom apartment is a few blocks from the beach, but its location opens up to a beautiful beachfront park that leads you straight to the blue sea. This spacious home is big enough to host a small family while in Miami. The park, right across from the property, is perfect for kids and even taking your pets out for a walk.
It also has a balcony that gives you a perfect view of Miami’s green gardens and the Indian Creek Waterway. It offers a unique natural view of Miami, perhaps like you would not expect. You can marvel at how diverse the flora and fauna is in Miami while staying at The Orchid. Its open style also lets you have barbecue parties while staying in Miami, which is just one of the best ways to enjoy this kind of vacation.
9. The Dolphin in Miami Beach
If you are looking for a place that can sleep a maximum of four people, The Dolphin is among the many options you can consider. This apartment comes with a big queen-sized bed and a sofa that can be converted into a bed that for two. The property is in a quiet location, three blocks away from the beach, and gives you that much-need privacy you want. What is even better is that you can bring along your pets with you, just make sure you notify the owner upon booking to take care of any necessary fees and house rules.
The Dolphin is a home away from home, complete with the basic amenities of a kitchen and dining area. The space is also comfortable enough for more than a couple, such that you would not feel too cramped inside the home. Because of its location, you will also be inspired to explore not just the beach but the neighborhood of Miami, including its restaurants, beach parks, bars, and local boutique shops. The home is also situated in a lovely area shaded by palm trees and sea grapes, making you feel like you are residing in a tropical paradise for the duration of your stay.
10. NYC Style 2 Level Loft
Speaking of exploring the Miami neighborhood, check out a different kind of beachside living with this NYC Style 2 Level Loft. Situated along the Miami River, this loft offers you a different view of Miami that is mostly popular among the locals. The loft is perfect for city-dwellers who crave that urban life despite being near the beach. You can take a quick trip down the beach in the morning or early afternoon, then off to experience Miami’s nightlife in the evening.
The loft is located near famous restaurants and bars in Miami Beach, where you can relax and unwind with friends or with your loved one. The loft is also easily accessible to supermarkets and the famous Mary Brickell Village. If you want to check out Baywalk, the AA Arena, and Biscayne Bay, you can either walk right to them or take a quick 5-minute drive. This very central location makes it perfect even for executives visiting Miami on a business trip. Any of the nearby commercial areas could be perfect for a business meetup.
Beach-bound in Miami
Staying in Miami is definitely an experience you should not miss. It has all the perfect ingredients that make urban and beach-living blend effortlessly into one. It is a brilliant getaway for a honeymoon, vacation with friends, or even with your family.
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