Category: South Florida vacation rentals

Harper’s Bazaar Singles Out the Magic City

Staying home is still the safest option, but if you’re planning on doing any traveling in 2021, where will you be going? Harper’s Bazaar is one of the most well-known and oldest fashion magazines in the country and it recently talked about “The 20 Best Places to Travel in 2021”.

If you were expecting Miami to show up on the list, your expectations are correct! Miami made the top ten, coming in sixth place. Harper’s Bazaar calls the “Magic City” the “…hotbed of the country’s arts scene and the crucible of Latin cultures” while also praising its “youthful” vibe. The article mentions several hotels in Miami and neighboring towns and cities like Surfside and Miami Beach, respectively, while also noting that there is a hotel for every traveler.

For those planning on traveling to South Florida in 2021, we have lots of vacation rentals available to choose from. Please contact us to see what’s available. We would love the opportunity to play a part in helping you discover what Miami is all about.

This update is by SoFLA Vacations. We are a South Florida vacation rentals company, and we have lived the unique South Florida experience our entire lives. Our commitment is to make your vacation or business trip to Greater Miami or the Florida Keys special, affordable, and unforgettable. In addition to vacation rentals, we also offer property management, sales, and marketing services to vacation rental property owners. For more information on South Florida vacation rental properties including Downtown Miami vacation rentals, please call 786-545-2204.

Sonesta Coconut Grove Awaits in 2021

Just across from Peacock Park and Kenneth M. Myers Bayside Park is Sonesta Coconut Grove. Located in the heart of Miami’s perennially popular, classic neighborhood, Sonesta features nearly 200 guest rooms available with one or two bedrooms. The majority of these suites have balconies boasting spectacular yet tranquil vistas of Biscayne Bay, the picturesque city of Coral Gables, and more.

Sonesta Coconut Grove is all about experiencing paradise in Miami. Head up to the eighth floor to find a large swimming pool and sun deck perfect for lounging on those warm South Florida days. On the rooftop, guests will find a fitness center with a variety of machines to work out different muscles, as well as courts to play squash. When it’s time to dine, options include the Panorama restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. During the evening, head to the Panorama Sky Lounge for some light bites and cocktails while admiring the views.

Coconut Grove has lots of sights to explore, including the shopping of CocoWalk and so much more. Visit the SoFLA Vacations website to book your 2021 Sonesta stay today.

This update is by SoFLA Vacations. We are a South Florida vacation rentals company, and we have lived the unique South Florida experience our entire lives. Our commitment is to make your vacation or business trip to Greater Miami or the Florida Keys special, affordable, and unforgettable. In addition to vacation rentals, we also offer property management, sales, and marketing services to vacation rental property owners. For more information on South Florida vacation rental properties, including Miami Beach vacation rentals, please call 786-545-2204.

A Brief History of the Florida Keys

The Calusa and Tequesta tribes were the original inhabitants of the Florida Keys, and famous Spanish explore Juan Ponce de León chartered them in 1513. He dubbed the islands Los Martires (“The Martyrs”), as they appeared like suffering when viewed from a distance. “Key” comes from the word cayo, which translates to small island in Spanish. Key West has been Florida’s main town for several years, and it experienced wealth on wrecking revenues. For trade with Cuba and the Bahamas, the remote outpost was ideally situated. Improved shipping resulted in a reduction in shipwrecks, and in the late nineteenth century, Key West went through a slump.

Originally, the Keys could only be accessed via water but this changed once the Overseas Railway by Henry Flagler was built in the early 1900s. The railroad bridges, including the famous Seven Mile Bridge, were turned into vehicle roadways after the devastation of the Keys railway by the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935. This carriageway, U.S. The Overseas Highway that passes from Key Largo south to Key West has become Highway 1. Nowadays, this special highway makes it possible to fly through the Florida Keys tropical islands and see native plants and animals seen nowhere else on the US mainland and the longest coral reef chain in the country.

Are you ready to experience the Florida Keys? Contact us to find vacation rental opportunities.

This update is by SoFLA Vacations. We are a South Florida vacation rentals company, and we have lived the unique South Florida experience our entire lives. Our commitment is to make your vacation or business trip to Greater Miami or the Florida Keys special, affordable, and unforgettable. In addition to vacation rentals, we also offer property management, sales, and marketing services to vacation rental property owners. For more information on South Florida vacation rental properties including Downtown Miami vacation rentals, please call 786-545-2204.

Tips for Experiencing South Florida

Florida is recognized for its world-class beaches but there is so much more to it than that. If you don’t explore beyond the beach, you may be missing out on a fun, engrossing, and exciting adventure. Should you decide to [safely] travel to Florida in 2021, consider these tips.

Venture beyond the beach. From the Everglades to attractions like the self-guided Lion Country Safari and the Art Deco of Miami Beach, you owe it to yourself to see what else South Florida has in store. Conversely, if you haven’t scheduled a beach day, make sure to do so.

Bring sunscreen. There are many reasons why Florida is known as “The Sunshine State” and among them is the powerful sun. Even on those days when the sun isn’t out at full blast, make sure you’re applying reef-safe sunscreen with at least 30 SPF. Sunburns can happen rapidly, trust us.

The Florida Keys await. Are you seeking a tropical island escape without the airfare? The Florida Keys are a must-visit. The 120-mile archipelago extends from Key Largo down to popular Key West, home of the country’s southernmost point of the continental United States (don’t forget to snap the obligatory photo). Each “key” has its distinct charm and the lifestyle reinforces laid back, relaxing, and enjoying the tranquil, scenic, natural ambiance.

This update is by SoFLA Vacations. We are a South Florida vacation rentals company, and we have lived the unique South Florida experience our entire lives. Our commitment is to make your vacation or business trip to Greater Miami or the Florida Keys special, affordable, and unforgettable. In addition to vacation rentals, we also offer property management, sales, and marketing services to vacation rental property owners. For more information on South Florida vacation rental properties including Downtown Miami vacation rentals, please call 786-545-2204.

Exploring South Florida in 2021

You’ve agreed you’re going to visit Miami in 2021 with a much-needed break, but in terms of what to do, you’re at a loss of what to do or what places to visit. The beaches are a must-visit, but The Magic City has far more to relish than just South Beach’s everlasting charm.

Feeling pretty adventurous? The Everglades, with a lush landscape begging to be appreciated, is a big highlight in South Florida. You may find an airboat tour available on services like Groupon where you can spot an alligator sunbathing on the water, a common sight in the massive Everglades.

When is the last time you truly admired Miami Beach’s Art Deco architecture? For several decades, this iconic style has become synonymous with the barrier island and is worth checking out to get a peek into South Florida’s rich, innovative history.

If you’re thinking about a 2021 South Florida vacation, please get in touch with us and we can find you some of the best places to see and experience the region.

This update is by SoFLA Vacations. We are a South Florida vacation rentals company, and we have lived the unique South Florida experience our entire lives. Our commitment is to make your vacation or business trip to Greater Miami or the Florida Keys special, affordable, and unforgettable. In addition to vacation rentals, we also offer property management, sales, and marketing services to vacation rental property owners. For more information on South Florida vacation rental properties including Downtown Miami vacation rentals, please call 786-545-2204.

Two South Florida Hotspots Make the List of Romantic Getaways

Valentine’s Day isn’t until February but if you have a special someone in your life, there is no specific moment to consider a romantic getaway. If you’re thinking about a 2021 romantic escape, U.S. News & World Report recently talked about several of the top romantic getaways in Florida, and two of them are right here in South Florida.

The first is one you’re likely already familiar with: Miami Beach. The post mentions the “miles of gorgeous sands” as well as the “upscale shops and stunning buildings” courtesy of Miami Beach’s classic Art Deco style. Also mentioned is Lummus Park in South Beach, the private sailing charters, the art, Lincoln Road, and the “impressive” assortment of hotels.

Next up is Fort Lauderdale, also known as the “Venice of America”. Las Olas Beach and Fort Lauderdale Beach are both name-checked alongside other notable spots like the “lush oasis” Hugh Taylor Birch State Park. Bike tours, paddleboard tours, and the various high-end accommodations also receive mention.

To see the full list, please visit https://travel.usnews.com/features/top-romantic-getaways-in-florida.

This update is by SoFLA Vacations. We are a South Florida vacation rentals company, and we have lived the unique South Florida experience our entire lives. Our commitment is to make your vacation or business trip to Greater Miami or the Florida Keys special, affordable, and unforgettable. In addition to vacation rentals, we also offer property management, sales, and marketing services to vacation rental property owners. For more information on South Florida vacation rental properties including Downtown Miami vacation rentals, please call 786-545-2204.

Luxury Lifestyle Blog Name Checks the Magic City

For those that like to lead upscale lifestyles, the luxury blog Pursuitist remains a major online destination focusing on leisure, food and drink, and luxury travel. It seeks to connect “affluent connoisseurs” with piquant content that connects to the high-end interests of these individuals.

One of Pursuitist’s recent posts talks about the best places to take a vacation on the East Coast. You may or may not be surprised to learn that among famous cities like New York City and Boston, Massachusetts, none other than Miami, Florida made the esteemed list of Pursuitist suggestions. The author of the post calls Miami “vibrant, unique, and stylish” and singles out its well-known qualities like the nightlife, Art Deco architecture, and the “excellent” dining options.

Is a Miami experience one of your 2021 resolutions? We want to help you stick to those resolutions with our many vacation rental opportunities in South Florida, including cities and areas like Coconut Grove, Miami Beach, Hallandale Beach, and more. Please contact us to discuss what options may be available for your Miami stay.

This update is by SoFLA Vacations. We are a South Florida vacation rentals company, and we have lived the unique South Florida experience our entire lives. Our commitment is to make your vacation or business trip to Greater Miami or the Florida Keys special, affordable, and unforgettable. In addition to vacation rentals, we also offer property management, sales, and marketing services to vacation rental property owners. For more information on South Florida vacation rental properties including Downtown Miami vacation rentals, please call 786-545-2204.