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Miami Beach is revered for its beautiful beaches, year long summer days and luxury and cultural lifestyle that attract visitors/tourists from all over the world. For those who want to a higher view of all Miami Beach has to offer, some of the most impressive array of grand oceanfront resort, boutique and big name hotels featuring rooftop pool decks are littered all over the beach. The swankiest hotel rooftop pool decks are often frequented by celebrities such as the Kardashian sisters, Paris Hilton, Drew Barrymore and Jamie Fox. Rooftop pool decks and bars are a staple in South Beach, where guest can take in the gorgeous skyline or the calming waters of the Atlantic Ocean atop some of the most luxurious rootop pool decks around town! The best beach club/ hotel amenities for a relaxing day off the sand is atop the many rooftop pools and deck located on the beach.

Offering the ultimate Miami Beach lifestyle for relaxing, partying or just enjoying the views- these poolside lounges and bars give access to sometimes unobstructed views of the ocean and the Miami Beach city skyline. The Pool decks are beautifully designed with tropical landscaping and often feature infinity edge and lap pools, designer lounges and VIP cabanas, fully-stocked bars, food & drink service throughout the day, and impeccable concierge service. Check out our list below of a few chic boutique or big name hotels with rooftops worth a visit.

The Bentley Hilton Hotel - 510 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

One Hotel South Beach - 2399 Collins, Miami Beach

Dream South Beach - 1111 COllins Avenue, Miami Beach

The Clevelander - 1020 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach

Sanctuary South Beach - 1745 James Avenue, Miami Beach

The Redbury South Beach - 1776 Collins, Miami Beach

Gale Hotel - 1690 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

The Hotel of South Beach - 801 Collins, Miami Beach

Townhouse Miami Beach - 150 20th Street, Miami Beach

 

This charming and classic Spanish Mediterranean home on prestigious N Bay Rd was built in 1929 designed by Architect Russell Pancoast. Built in Miami Beach’s 1920’s the home has been restored meticulously and features 4,771 SF of living space. The two-story home features rare architecturally significant details that have been maintained over time, keeping its original charm and ambiance. Interior highlights include a 2-story exposed beam ceiling, wood-burning traditional fireplace, classic chandeliers & arched doorways and stone columns. The exquisite appointments, magnificent gardens and pool, plus a carriage house with 1BR/1BA and garage underneath adds makes this home a treasured gem. Lush palm trees and colorful tropical folia surround the home and covered patio & pool in privacy.

 

Beautifully restored Miami Beach Villa boasting classic Mediterranean-style and charm. Built in 1925, this remodeled three bedroom, three and a half bath home in mid-Beach tastefully merges elegant and modern styles with original features such as wood beamed ceilings, stone fireplace, hardwood and stone floors, arched entryways and windows, and French doors throughout. The open living space- featuring arched wood-framed windows and doors, showcases formal living and dining rooms, a gourmet kitchen, plus an office/den which can be easily converted into a 4th bedroom or guest quarters. This true historic gem boast many classic features inside and out and features a pool, Jacuzzi and patio completely surrounded by lush landscaping that allows for total privacy.

 

Di Lido Island features some of the best Miami Beach luxury real estate in the area. As the largest and most central of the six Venetian Islands, Di Lido Island boasts extraordinary views of the island chain, especially on the northern side of the community. With both waterfront and dry lot homes to choose from, why not include this fabulous island in your search of Miami Beach homes?

Di Lido Island Homes for Sale

The offerings on Di Lido Island are representative of what the Miami Beach lifestyle has become famous for. Homes here are in a private and serene setting and come in a wide range of architectural styles – from beautiful and sleek contemporary homes with sparkling pools to gorgeous waterfront estates with large docks for boats and yachts. While views are plentiful from most all homes on Di Lido Island, properties on the northern and the southern areas of the island offer nearly unobstructed vistas of the surrounding area.

You can expect luxurious amenities in homes on Di Lido Island. Properties here feature modern construction, rooftop terraces with stunning views, expansive floor plans that are perfect for entertaining, gorgeous tropical style landscaping, hardwood and limestone flooring, boat docks, and pristine pools nestled in large outdoor living spaces. Di Lido homes are some of the most attractive and most sought after in the area and are comparable to those found on Palm Island, Hibiscus Island, LaGorce Island and on Bay Drive in Miami Beach.

Great Location Close to Everything

As part of the Venetian Island chain, Di Lido is intersected by the Venetian Causeway which allows residents easy access to both downtown Miami and Miami Beach. It is the third island from the east in the chain and is situated between San Marino Island and Rivo Alto Island in Biscayne Bay. Homes here are within a 30 minute drive to everything Miami has to offer.

The peaceful setting of Di Lido Island makes it a great place for leisurely activities. Here you’ll find homeowners out walking their dogs or bicycling along the quiet streets. If you enjoy spectacular sunsets, than this is definitely the place for you.

While it is always fun to relax in a beautiful Miami Beach home on Di Lido Island, if you get the itch to explore the area you’ll be a stone’s throw from some of the best culture and nightlife around. Upscale shopping is less than two miles away at the Lincoln Road Mall on Collins Avenue. South Beach is also close by which features world-class restaurants, hip bars, trendy hotels, historically significant architecture and culturally-rich museums and galleries. Sports and water enthusiasts have access to the beachfront to enjoy a wide variety of marine activities, and the elite Miami Beach Golf Club is just two miles away in Miami Beach.

More Information about Di Lido Island Homes for Sale

To learn more about everything Di Lido Island has to offer including homes for sale, please CLICK HERE to speak with an agent from The Kleer Team. We’re here to help!

 

One of the realities of owning Miami Beach real estate is that you should be prepared for hurricanes. It’s the unavoidable price we pay for living on the gorgeous shores of the Atlantic Ocean. It is important to have a plan and emergency supplies ready, especially as we head into hurricane season. Here’s a look at what you need to know.

Hurricane Season

Hurricane season on the Atlantic coast runs from June 1st through November 30th. 97 percent of all hurricane activity happens between those dates. However, hurricanes have historically happened during every month of the year, so residents of South Florida should always be prepared.

Storm Definitions

Educate yourself on the different types of hurricane-like weather to avoid confusion. Here’s a breakdown of the types of storms and how they are characterized:

  • Tropical Depression – organized system of clouds and thunderstorms with winds up to 38 mph.
  • Tropical Storm – organized system of strong thunderstorms with winds between 39-73 mph.
  • Hurricane (aka typhoon, cyclone) – intense tropical weather system of strong thunderstorms and winds 74 mph or higher.
    • Category 1 – winds 74-95 mph
    • Category 2 – winds 96-110 mph
    • Category 3 - winds 111-130 mph
    • Category 4 – winds 131-155 mph
    • Category 5 – winds 156 mph and above

If a forecast calls for a Hurricane Watch, a hurricane may strike within 48 hours. If it calls for a Hurricane Warning, a hurricane is expected to strike within 36 hours.

Register with the County

If you require special assistance in case of an evacuation, it is advisable to register with the Miami-Dade County Emergency Evacuation Assistance Program at http://www.miamidade.gov/fire/eeap-program.asp, or by calling 311. You can also stay informed about any emergency information affecting your area by registering your phone number in order to receive messages from the reverse 911 system operated by the City of Miami Beach.

In Case of Evacuation

In some cases it may be necessary to evacuate the area. Miami Beach is located in evacuation zone “B”. Miami-Dade County offers emergency shelters in inland areas in the event of an evacuation. Please be advised that shelter locations are not known beforehand and will be released through the media once they become available. The county operates two pet-friendly evacuation centers that accept pets with proof of updated vaccination and medical history. They are located at the Fuchs Pavilion Miami Dade County Fair and Expo Center and at Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School. Bus service to the evacuation sites is provided from 25 local stops in Miami Beach.

Shelters are meant to be a last resort. The county strongly advises that you arrange accommodations with friends or family in advance of an emergency evacuation.

More Information

The City of Miami Beach has an excellent Hurricane Guide that outlines in detail how you should prepare for hurricane season, including preparation plans, how to secure your home or business, how to prepare an emergency kit and “go-bag”, how to care for pets, safety tips, and what to do after a storm.

While living in a hurricane zone shouldn’t be taken lightly, you can minimize the damage and inconvenience of such an occurrence by being prepared in advance. Take the time to put together a plan so that you’re informed and ready for the next big storm.

 

It’s no surprise that a place which boasts year round sunshine would also be the home of the most important swimwear fashion show in the world. Every year, Miami hosts the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim, giving owners of Miami Beach real estate and thousands of visitors at peak at what will be hot on the beach and around the pool in the coming year. While many of the events are invitation-only, savvy residents can find soirees that are open to the public. Here a look at what is happening.

MB Fashion Week Swim at the Raleigh Hotel

The Raleigh Hotel is one of the most iconic art deco institutions in South Beach, and it provides the perfect backdrop to this stunning runway show happening from July 17th-21st. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the show that features the resort collections of both famous and up-and-coming swim designers. In the past, over 200 designers have paraded their creations to upwards of 100,000 attendees, making this the hottest party in town. See the latest from Wildfox Swim, Suboo, 6 Shore Road, Poko Pano, We Are Handsome, Mikoh, Luli Fama and more. In addition to all the beautiful bodies on display, Mercedes Benz will have a fleet of 2015 C-Class cars lining the intersection of 18th Street and Collins Ave.

Where to Get the Best Views

No fashion event is complete without red carpet receptions, poolside parties and late night fetes. While you’ll need to be a VIP to get past the velvet rope at some of these events, there are still plenty of places to go to enjoy the hubbub. Both the lobby and the surrounding pool at The Raleigh are open to the public and are great places to check out the models in bikinis as well as the celebrities who are sure to flock to the show. If seeing all these beautiful people makes you work up an appetite, you can also dine at their in-house restaurant, helmed by James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Schwartz.

There are often satellite events happening all over South Beach and Miami during Fashion Week Swim, and many of these parties are open to the public. While there’s no official list of exactly what’s going on around town, in the past places such as the Sagamore Hotel, the SLS South Beach, the Freehand Miami, and the Standard Miami have all hosted events. A little sleuthing (a phone call or web search), should score you the information you need to scope out a party or two.

If the nightlife is your calling, head to any of the trendy bars and clubs in South Beach over the weekend. With so much action in town, these places have booked some of the best DJs to spin for parties thrown by the coolest brands. You’ll likely spot a swimsuit model or two and perhaps score some awesome giveaways.

Miami Beach is THE Place for Fun

If you’re intrigued by the Miami Beach lifestyle and are interested in learning more about Miami Beach homes for sale, please CLICK HERE to speak with an agent from The Kleer Team.

 

Miami Beach homes come in many different shapes, sizes and styles – there is truly a home out there for every type of buyer. From high rise luxury condos to charming waterfront bungalows, Miami Beach has it all. And if you’re the type of homeowner who dreams of living in a beautiful historic house, Miami Beach is sure to please. But owning a historic home comes with its own set of challenges, so it’s important to be mindful of the pros and cons before taking the plunge. If you’ve fallen in love with the idea of living in a historical setting, here are some of the things you should consider.

They Require Work

Owning a piece of Miami Beach history can be very exciting – but it can also come at a price. In many cases, historic homes require some work to keep them in good working condition. Owners may need to address problems such as outdated plumbing, termite damage, and sagging beams. If the home has any sort of historic designation, preservation laws will need to be followed in order to maintain the historic character of your home.

Historic Designation

Historic homes and neighborhoods can be protected with a historic designation, and there are several types:

  • National Designation – The most coveted type of designation is being listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Homeowners can receive grants and tax breaks for the preservation and restoration of the home.
  • State Designation – If your home has a state designation in Florida, you can receive perks such as grants and assistance from the government.
  • Local Designation – Local designation provides the most protection of your home, and if your home is locally designated you will need to petition the Historic Preservation Board or the Design Review Board to make any modifications, depending on whether or not you live in a historic district. You will need to obtain approval for any changes to the exterior and often even changes to the interior.

Historic Miami Beach Homes Hold Their Value

Owning historic Miami Beach real estate does come with restrictions, but there are certainly bonuses to living in this type of home. Historic architecture has loads of charm and character, especially in Miami Beach where you can find Cuban barrel tile roofs, Cuban tile flooring, wrought iron balustrades, textured stucco, and beautiful millwork. In addition, historic properties hold their value much better than those homes that do not have historical designation and often sell for more than the average home. Historic homes preserve what is beautiful about our little corner of the world, and owning a storied property in Miami Beach is certainly something to enjoy and to be proud of.

If you think a Miami Beach historic home may be just what you are looking for, please CLICK HERE to speak with an agent from The Kleer Team. We are here to help you find just the right Miami Beach home for you!

 

Think Fourth of July activities in Miami Beach are just for the tourists? Think again! If you are a proud owner of Miami Beach real estate, there are plenty of unique opportunities for fun around town over the holiday weekend. Don’t want to leave the house? No problem! Show off your Miami Beach home with a themed party. Here are some great ideas to get you started.

Festivities Around Town

If you’re in the mood to get out and enjoy Miami Beach over the holiday weekend, here are some activities sure to please just about anybody!

  • Miami Beach Fire on the Fourth Festival – On Friday, July 4th, from 11am to 9pm, the City of Miami Beach is throwing a huge beach bash and the whole town’s invited! The party takes place at the North Shore Bandshell on Collins Avenue and 73rd Street and features food trucks, free entertainment, live music, fireworks and more. Start the day with a mellowing session of yoga on the sand and end the night with a bang while watching the exciting fireworks display over the ocean. Free shuttles are provided to the location from 11am to 10pm and can be flagged down at MDT stop along the shuttle bus route.
  • Florida Supercon at the Miami Beach Convention Center – Are you a comic book junkie? Then you absolutely must stop by the Florida Supercon, happening from July 3-6. It is the largest Comic Con in Miami and features four days of celebrity guests, comic book creators, voice actors, industry guests, cosplayers, artists, writers, panels, films, shorts, contests, vendors and so much more! This can’t miss event has been moved to the Miami Beach Convention Center due to its huge popularity.

Throw a Bash at Your Miami Beach Home

If you want to beat the crowds over the holiday weekend, why not throw a Fourth of July party at your own home? It’s time to put that gorgeous outdoor entertaining area and sparkling pool to good use! Here’s a list of fun ideas to take your theme party to the next level.

  • Check out the great ideas at HGTV.com for throwing the perfect Fourth of July party, including ideas for themed beverages, easy DIY party decorations, patriotic party favors, and more. Make it a red, white and blue day!
  • Not sure what to serve at your Fourth of July shindig?Southern Living has some delicious ideas for making some tasty treats, including recipes for beverages and cocktails, appetizers, grill favorites, delectable desserts and more.
  • If you and your guests want to keep active on the fourth, there are tons of fun outdoor games that can be enjoyed by adults and kids alike, including scavenger hunts, trivia contests and costume competitions. Let your imagination be your guide!

No matter how you decide to spend your Fourth of July weekend in Miami Beach, everyone at The Kleer Team wishes you a safe and happy holiday!

 

Showcasing true Mediterranean Revival architecture, this historic 1924 Miami Beach home was designed by Victor Hugo Nellenbogen, a Hungarian-American architect famed for Miami Beach Art Deco and Mediterranean designs. Featuring four bedrooms and two and a half baths, the home maintains many original revival design elements including a wood themed interior featuring wooden paneled library, windows frames, doors and High wood beamed ceilings. Hardwood and ceramic floors, and Mediterranean ceiling fans are throughout with a curved central wood staircase leading to the second floor. The home showcases two ornate decorative fireplaces and many distinct exterior and interior Mediterranean details.

 

We all know that Miami Beach is one of the best places in the world to live. The gorgeous weather, the beautiful ocean, the diverse culture, the delicious food, the vibrant nightlife – these are the some of the main reasons that are often given for why owning Miami Beach real estate is a home run. Need more convincing? Here are five fun, interesting and perhaps little-known facts about Miami Beach that make this seaside community even more appealing as a place to live, work and play!

1 – Miami is One of the Country’s Cleanest Cities

While Miami Beach is known for its pristine beaches, it turns out the entire city of Miami has been ranked as one of the cleanest cities in America. In 2008, Forbes magazine ranked Miami as the cleanest city in the United States with a population of one million or more, in fact. Miami boasts healthy ozone levels, low pollution and high-quality drinking water.

2 – Miami Beach is Home to the World’s Largest Collection of Art Deco Architecture

Miami Beach has become synonymous with Art Deco architecture, and it’s easy to see why. The community boasts more than 800 buildings that feature this iconic style, making it the largest collection of this type of architecture in the world. The city features a National Register Art Deco District, which is comprised of the historic districts of Espanola Way, Collins Avenue, Washington Avenue, Flamingo Park and Museum.

3 – Miami Beach is a Nature Lover’s Paradise

Did you know that Miami Beach is bordered by not one, but TWO national parks? It is the only city in the United States that claims two national parks as part of its borders – these include Biscayne National Park and Everglades National Park. Both of these delightful parks offer visitors countless opportunities to view and interact with wildlife and nature – right in their own backyards! In addition, there are more than 800 parks within the limits of Miami, giving residents ample opportunities to relax and enjoy the outdoors.

4 – It’s the Home of Suntan Lotion

With the beautiful year-round weather and copious amounts of sunshine, it’s no surprise that Miami Beach is the home of suntan lotion. The inventor of the creamy protectant was a pharmacist named Benjamin Green, who lived in the community and concocted his special blend in 1944. Decades later, it’s still the best way to make sure that you can stay safe and still have fun in the sun.

5 – You Just Might Find Buried Treasure

Miami was once a popular destination for storied pirates such as Blackbeard, Gasparilla, and Lafitte to visit, and local legend has it that they often buried their treasures just off the city’s shores. In fact, gold, silver and other valuables have been discovered both on and off land in the Miami area. Perhaps you’ll be the next one to find a chest of gold!

Miami Beach has so much to offer those who decide to call it home. Let The Kleer Team be your Miami Beach Realtor of choice to help you find the perfect Miami Beach real estate for you. And let the adventures begin!

 

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