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Killian Acre Alexis Guest House
Killian Acre Alexis Guest House
4 guests
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 beds
1 bath
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About this listing

The Alexis Guest House is a free standing independent structure. It is a studio type little house with its own entrance,with full bath, full kitchen and washer& dryer all in 550 SF . It is completely private of our main house, but shares all outdoor amenities,pool,gazebo,etc.

The space

Ranch style "Hacienda Home" in the heart of Miami. The Alexis Guest House is a free standing independent structure. It is a studio type little house with its own entrance, with a full bath and full kitchen. It is completely private from our main house, but shares all outdoor amenities, pool, gazebo, etc. Our home is on a lavishly landscaped acre with beautiful tropical fruit trees, vegetable garden, and flowers, in season.
We are close to some of the best restaurants and movie theaters in town. If shopping is your thing, we are close to some of the best shopping in Miami, Dadeland Mall, The Falls, Merrick Park, Dolphin Mall and more. We are less than two miles away from the world renowned Baptist Hospital, less than five miles to South Miami and Larkin's Hospitals, less than 6 miles to Miami Children’s and Kendall Regional Hospitals . We have easy access to all major expressways in the area. Surrounding us are several walking trails, bicycle routes, parks, public library and The Killian Greens Golf Club ,“open to the public", within walking distance. We are 15 miles from the entrance of the Everglades and 25 miles from the Florida Keys. For those interested in flying, we are 4 miles from the Tamiami Airport. Our home offers a beautiful pool area, with large gazebo, lounge chairs, outdoor furniture, BBQ and smoker.
Greater Miami is very spread out. Our advice to get the most out of your trip is to rent your own car. Car rental at the airport is more expensive than renting at a national car rental location outside the airport. We have several locations within 3 miles of our home and can give you information if requested. If renting a car is not your thing we have easy access to public transportation. The local bus stop is 4/10 of a mile from our home about a 12 minute easy walk. If you need further information on the public transportation system go to (URL HIDDEN)
Plenty of free parking is available in our secure private gated driveway. I am a native Miamian therefore know all that our fine city has to offer. Both my husband and I are fluent in English and Spanish and are available for taking you shopping or dropping you off and picking you up at your destination of choice*.
My husband and I are Harley Davidson aficionados and welcome bikers. We can arrange beautiful bike tours in the area and motorcycle rentals*.
*additional charge

Guest access

Plenty of free parking is available in our secure private gated driveway. I am a native Miamian therefore know all that our fine city has to offer. Both my husband and I are fluent in English and Spanish and are available for taking you shopping or dropping you off and picking you up at your destination of choice*.
My husband and I are Harley Davidson aficionados and welcome bikers. We can arrange beautiful bike tours in the area and motorcycle rentals*. Also available to my guest are licensed cosmetologist, masseuse, aqua therapist, manicurist and pedicurist in the comfort of my home at your request.

Interaction with guests

At Killian Acre we have had travelers from all parts of the world and something we have found most rewarding is cooking and sharing recipes from our countries. I cook my Cuban dishes and our guest theirs. In this relaxed environment we really learn how much we are all alike. Of course this is not required, it’s just something we enjoy and our guests are welcome to participate.

Other things to note

Please feel free to ask any questions. If we don't offer it, it doesn't mean that we don't have it. For example you need a crib, or a private boat tour, 10 best places to have a picnic in Miami, etc.

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Cleaning Fee: 71
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed

House Rules
Check out by 10AM

We have only basic house rules, overall we are flexible and easy going. No smoking inside the house but okay outdoors. No candles or fires of any kind indoors. No children unless they know how to swim and parents are responsible for children's safety and care for them at all times (babysitting can be arranged). No drugs and alcohol in moderation. When using kitchen you must pickup after yourself. In case you have allergies, we have an outdoor cat and dog in his own kennel away from the house. Additional meals can be arranged at an additional cost. Two loads of laundry per week are included in the rate. Pets are allowed in our home, but additional fees apply.



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

2 nights minimum stay

78 Reviews

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Krichelle User Profile
April 2017
We had a lovely week stay in April. The place is quiet and secluded in a lush tropical acre gated property. It's a stand-alone studio unit with its own entrance and two parking spots. The place was modern and very clean just like the photos. My husband and I slept on the queen bed and our two kids slept on the sofa bed. My kids enjoyed playing on the playground and swimming in the pool with us. The new AC worked well since it was hot in Miami during our visit. The kitchen is modern and well-stocked except no dishwasher, and the stacked washer and dryer came in handy. We walked to a nearby park and drove about 18 minutes to the Matheson Hammock beach which is great for kids. Not too many people walk in the area so a rental car is the best way to get around. The host Karen was helpful and quick to reply to our questions. I highly recommend staying here.

Erik User Profile
April 2017
We stayed there for 2 nights in mid-April. Check-in was easy. They were very detail-oriented and gave specific instructions regarding the gate and access to the property. The cottage is very clean and had everything we needed for our stay. The patio and pool are beautiful. In general it's a very tranquil setting that's conducive to relaxation. We would advise that anyone considering staying there may wish to inquire whether the owners will be at the main house during their stay.

Margaret User Profile
April 2017
I highly recommend Hiram & Karen's guest house. The main house is lovely too. We stayed in both. It is very clean and comfy. In a very safe neighborhood. With a great watch dog. They go above and beyond to make you feel welcomed. Very lovely landscaped. Wonderful homemade meals. We hope to visit again sometime.
Hiram & Karen User Profile
Response from Hiram & Karen:
Thanks Margie we miss you already
April 2017

Lily User Profile
January 2017

Siddharth User Profile
January 2017
Had a little confusion due to the wording of the check-in instructions but the hosts were kind as we reached Miami really late and check-in arrangements had been made perfectly. Our main issues with the place were that it was a little too stuffy for 4 people. The place is definitely great for a two people but with 4 people, there is hardly any room to move and that the drinking water carton was empty . We met the hosts when we were about to leave and they were very nice and friendly.
Hiram & Karen User Profile
Response from Hiram & Karen:
My husband and I are saddened by the public review that you left for us. The airbnb website is very specific when it comes to the description of the Alexis Guest house. The dimensions are clearly stated in black and white, it is clear about sleeping four (2 queen size double beds) we explain that its an open studio like space. We have been hosts for the past 4 years and have maintained a super host status that is dear to our heart. Your unfair review has ruined that status for us. If you had a problem all you had to do was reach out to us and we would of been more than happy to clean the kitchen again, I personally cleaned it before you arrived. I have a pet peeve about kitchens and bathrooms so I always do it myself using a toothbrush when needed and get on my hands and knees that is a reason why we have five stars for cleanliness. The reason there was an empty water jug in the refrigerator was for you to re-fill it with fresh filtered water in case you didn't bring your own water which the majority of guests bring. I am a very earth conscience individual and if I don't need to waste water which is a precious natural resource I try not to. The day after your check in we sent you a message about the windows being open while you were running the air and you said you had taken care of it but in reality you had not and my husband had to knock on the door to make sure you closed them one of our house rules. At that point if you were experiencing any issues you could of told us. If you take a look at our many reviews you will not find a negative one, specially when it comes to the cleanliness of our properties. You gave us low ratings on the star value how can you say that $`120 per night for four adults during the New Years Eve Holiday weekend is not a good value ($31.25 per person) Also on location, the listing is very specific of where we are located, smack in the middle of Dade County surrounded by all major highways. As many guests mention we are the perfect hub. If you wanted to be closer to Miami Beach then perhaps you should of stayed there for a minimum of $300 per night. I took a chance on you and your friends knowing that you were young college age like my daughters never imagining you would turn around and give us such a low rating and unfounded negative review. Knowing what I know today, I would be hesitant to recommend you to the airbnb family. Reviews are taken very serious and this was not a fair review on your end.
January 2017

Belinda User Profile
December 2016
Hosts are friendly and accommodating. Amenities included especially liked the cafecitó Cubano.

Sander User Profile
December 2016
What all the other reviews say about Hiram and Karen are true. The place was clean and had everything we needed. We used the place for day trips to the keys and the everglades.

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Miami, Florida, United StatesJoined in July 2012
Hiram & Karen User Profile

We are semi-retired and love meeting new people. Our children are all out of the nest leaving us with tons of energy to burn. We are active and energetic, love the outdoors, long walks, bike riding, working out and riding our motorcycles. Our kitchen is used daily since we love cooking and eating good food. Of course being from Miami and Cuba we love a tropical style of living, the beach, water sports, tropical fruits, exotic plants and flowers. My husband and I also love music and art , we enjoy local concerts and support the local art community.

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