Castle Beach: Aqua Condo - Miami Beach, FL
Max occupancy: 4
2 Queen Bed
5445 Collins Avenue #1228, Miami Beach, FL 33140
Oceanfront studio w/ spectacular view, pool, gym, tennis!
Perched like a modern sandcastle overlooking a stretch of pristine beach, this oceanfront studio, with a variety of incredible Castle Beach Club resort amenities, is ready to be your nexus for Miami Beach fun!
Just 11 short miles away from downtown Miami, and smack dab between the high-energy of South Beach and the luxury shopping and potential celebrity sightings of Bal Harbour to the north, this suite is a glistening jewel right on the beach.
Just a short stroll through the large outdoor pool area and you're right on the sandy beaches. Enjoy a workout in the updated fitness center, swim in the pool, or work on your backhand on the tennis court, all accessible and free during your stay.
Boasting a spectacular view of the blue ocean waters, this sunlit studio, with space for up to two guests, offers a wide open layout with a queen bed and sofabed to lounge upon after a long day (or night) out. Catch up on your favorite shows on the flatscreen cable TV or surf the net with the provided WiFi.
A well-stocked kitchenette includes enough utensils and dinnerware to prep and enjoy snacks, drinks, or takeout from one of the local eateries. And enjoy your meals at the mini breakfast bar with two barstools, or take it outside on your private balcony with patio furniture.
A full bath with separate shower can be found right off the kitchen. If you choose to travel light, you'll find shared laundry facilities located on the premises. And there's plenty of storage space for your luggage with a closet in the living area.
If you choose to stick close to home, be sure to check out all that the Castle Beach Club has to offer. For additional fees, pamper yourself in the Russian and Turkish baths, enjoy a drink at the poolside tiki bar, indulge in the yoga studio, rent a bike for the day, or pick up a few extras in the on-site convenience store.
You can't match the vibrant nightlife that is South Beach, just four-miles down the A1A from your home. And take a trip into Miami, just 11 miles away, for unparalleled arts and entertainment, as well as shopping and dining in a variety of culturally diverse neighborhoods. Be sure to soak in the live Latin music, colorful street life, and Cuban cuisine of Little Havana!
Book this studio now for your next romantic getaway or beach front escape with a couple friends. What are you waiting for?
***Please note that dogs are not allowed, with an exception for service animals. Also, cell service is poor.***
Property tax ID: BTR2186411
Property permit ID: 006207-03-2019
Washer/dryer : Shared
Pool : Shared
This unit was great because it had the deck. We watched the sunrise every morning. The bathroom was somewhat dated but functional. Great to have a kitchenette.
This unit was not great. The a/c leaked condensation on the floor constantly. I almost slipped and fell on the tile. We had to mop up the puddles with a towel multiple times per day. The door was very thin and any noise in the hallway seemed like it was right in the room. The shower was not warm. I took multiple cold showers. The wifi did not work very well. The only places to sit in the unit were the bed or the day bed. It was very uncomfortable. There was no bathroom fan. The unit was overall very rundown and poorly renovated. The pictures are misleading.
Espectacular el estado del departamento y la vista es única.
This was our second option . We had an amazing view. Beach was great. Close to all attractions.
We loved the view. It was absolutely astonishing. The room was pretty cold most times, we figured out the thermostat on the last night. The bed could be more comfortable. The rest was amazing! The valet people were so pleasant and it would have been nice if the pool and pool bar didn't close at sunset. I would stay here again!
To: VRBO, VACASA
Reservation ID: 904496
Dates: February 12-20, 2018
The worst stay ever. Not deserving of VRBO listing. We request at least a partial refund based on the following issues:
• Constantly running condensation from the a/c unit onto the floor and counter top. When I first discovered the issue, I had gotten up in the middle of the night to walk to the bathroom when my feet slipped out in front of me on the wet tile. If not for catching myself on the kitchen counter I would have fallen onto the floor. It was very dangerous. The a/c is in the ceiling directly above the entrance into the condo and the pathway to kitchen area and bathroom. We had to place several towels and a bowl on the floor and counter to keep the condensation from running into the rest of the living area. We had to wring out the towels and empty the bowl regularly to keep up with the flow of the condensation. It was like walking into a rain when entering and moving back and forth in the condo. We reported the issue multiple times and were told that maintenance had fixed the issue, but they had not. Maintenance came one more time, but the problem did not improve and worsened.
• The condo was extremely uncomfortable. No chairs, except the uncomfortable wicker ones from the balcony, which we brought in and returned to the balcony multiple times per day. The futon was impossible to sit in.
• The “refrigerator” (very old and obviously the doors were badly rusted and painted over. The space for the refrigerator was so small that the doors could be opened only a third of the way. Extremely inconvenient.
• We arrived on Monday and were not able to watch our TV until Thursday. Multiple calls were made to complain to the phone number provided. Finally, we complained at check in and the right person was there. She came to the room and was able to fix.
• I know we were told that there was a laundry available in the LL, but really 2 wash cloths for 8 days!!!
• I wish I had known the comment “Studio apartments are not enabled to make great meals” meant there is NO STOVE !! I would have been better prepared.
Jerrold and Peggy Olmstead
We are sorry for the inconveniences this guest experienced. We notified maintenance of the leaking air conditioner as quickly as possible, and they came as soon as they were able. The issue was fixed. We were also able to get the cable issue addressed. We do have an office downstairs guests can go to if they are in need of assistance. Thank you!
This is a nice, clean, comfortable unit with everything you need for a beach stay. The best feature is the balcony overlooking the beach.
The balcony and the view are what makes this place special! The room is sparse but clean and comfortable enough. There is enough to let you make coffee and toast in the morning - not much else, but that was fine for us. The location was nice - away from the craziness of South Beach, but not too far. The pool was lovely and the beach is clean. It was great to have somewhere to eat in the building and a little shop to get essentials if you needed anything. Uber was a little more than I expected, but still reasonable. Plus there is a free trolley to much of Miami Beach!
The view is the best ! You can see the sunrise and water as far as the eyes can see. The unit was clean and was well equipped for a short stay.
My cousine Terry from near Philadelphia makes a Reservation. We was in our property from Budapest , Hungary. The staff, room, balkony, pool, bed, furnishings,etc. all was Perfect !! Thank you VACASA, we will(I hope) definitely come again! Istvan &Ildiko Molnar from Budapest
Pros: Awesome view, more quiet than south beach, easy check in and check out, easy access to the beach basement has few shopping stores and a deli place
Cons: Apartment is a bit old but with modern furniture, parking is only Valet which will take you longer time to get in and out ( it will take 10-15 mins sometimes)
Muy buen departamento y maravillosa la hubicacion, junto a la playa y la pileta, es la segunda ves que vamos a ese lugar y tambien nuestros amigos fueron dos veces a ese lugar. Excelente
Beautiful Lovely Irie Sunrise!! Don't miss it!!
I was more than impressed. The room looks way nicer im person than in the photos. My stay was absolutely amazing. I recommend this to anyone, any family singles or couples.
The view was beautiful the unit it self was livable we were there to sleep so for that it was good. It was nice to have a little kitchen
Its not a luxury hotel or condo but has everything basic you need to stay with an outstanding view of the ocean from the room. We stayed in room 1228 and I slept and woke up to looking at the ocean every night. The balcony is good sized to sit and soak in all the sun and gorgeous endless views. Will definitely come again. The location is perfect for going anywhere using an Uber. We never paid more than $3 in Uber to get to anywhere on beach side. Very happy with our stay.
The balcony and view from our room was perfect for a little hide away and very close to south beach (couple dollar Uber). The overall quality of the room was average, but comfortable. The kitchen, although small and basic, served its purpose. The staff was very friendly and complementary valet was great.
Very happy with the stay, the room was excellent as described.
You could see the ocean from your bed. Access to the beach was easy.
Really enjoyed the stay - would recommend to anyone.
Wish there were more restaurants / food options in the neighborhood.
The oceanfront balcony takes the cake! We spent most of our time on the balcony soaking up the spectacular views. The property is clean and has all the basic amenities you need. Such a relaxing retreat!
Roaches were there but they don't bother you. The location is amazing, and close to everything.
Honestly, this was the perfect location. I really did enjoy my stay and it was peaceful and the room was the perfect size. It was just large enough and yet compact for a studio. I felt very at home in this building. Really felt like my own little getaway spot. Sitting out on the balcony in the morning and evening was lovely and having so many things available within the building (especially considering I was traveling alone), was helpful! And the views of the beach - well the pictures don't lie. I actually did have that perfect beach/ocean view. It's always good when the picture goes along with the reality.
In this unit you can enjoy the breeze of the ocean and in the same time you are closed to night life of Miami Beach