When most people think of South Beach, they immediately conjure images of the famous Miami nightlife and club scene. Some want to be close to the action, but escape to blissful rest and relaxation.
Well, I’ve got a secret to share with you. The South of Fifth neighborhood, near South Pointe Park, is home to a cozy and elegant boutique hotel called the Sense Beach House. It’s relaxed, but refined.
The hotel is small enough that the staff will make you feel as if you’re staying in your own private beach house. Not only is it just steps from an idyllic white-sand beach, there’s also a gorgeous rooftop pool where you can lounge and relax for hours.
The rooms are comfy and spacious with plush bedding and serene ocean tones. It’s a great retreat for rejuvenation.
A restaurant on site called Local House Raw Bar & Grill serves the best of the local flavor – fresh seafood, mouthwatering salads and delicious tapas. Eat brunch or dinner on the veranda or in the beach-themed dining room.
Planning a wedding? The Sense Beach House offers discounts (depending on dates) for groups that book the full hotel. Here’s an idea for you: house the bridesmaids on one floor and the groomsmen on another, for a special his and hers experience before the big day.
If you go: The Sense Beach House is located at 400 Ocean Drive on Miami Beach. Prices start at $300 per night. Visit them online or call (305) 538-5529.