Guest Reviews

Guest Reviews2019-05-07T14:42:40+00:00
A C.

Penthouse 09 is one of a kind with a rooftop hot tub and great views of the ocean. The staff that service this penthouse suite were extremely responsive and helpful. Perfect location right in the heart of South Beach with Lincoln Road and the ocean a few paces away.

Great host- kept in touch prior to our arrival

craig j.

Accomadations live up to the expectations / thank you again

My Stay in the Penthouse was Amazing!!

Nathan S.

This Penthouse definitely lived up to all of my expectations, it’s perfectly located and is a pretty quiet location considering its right on South Beach. The place was really clean and inviting, the upstairs private balcony and jacuzzi overlooks ocean drive n the views are amazing!! Amber was also very welcoming and helpful throughout my stay. She greeted me once I arrived to check in and she also allowed me to check out later than usual.

I’ll definitely stay here again whenever I come back to SOBE and I highly recommend this place!

Adios Miami

Outstanding Property, Well Appointed, Great Location!

David B.Baltimore, MD USA

Hard to say anything bad about this place, lots of attention to detail was given to ensure that your stay would be first class. Will definitely book again!

Life is about memories!

Stacey V.Melbourne, Florida, USA

What a perfect location for our romantic getaway. We will remember our Penthouse 9 experience for many years to come.


Our stay in Penthouse 9 was nothing less than idyllic.

Donna B.Greenville, DE

As is true with most females, I am a woman who is very hard to please. My husband and I are both type A personalities, and we like everything to be as perfect as possible at all times. I am obsessive when it comes to cleanliness, and I could find absolutely nothing wrong with our Penthouse 09 with Rooftop Terrace. This suite is so well designed, with such efficient use of space, without sacrificing aesthetics. Everything I saw was completely immaculate and of very high quality. We wanted for nothing.

I was already familiar with South Beach, and as promised, we were indeed so close to everything. The location is very convenient to great restaurants and shopping. I was able to satisfy my jones for Cuban food several times at Havana 1957 (fantastic handmade and completely authentic Mojitos, by the way — best I have ever had and I have had them just about everywhere), and even the food at the Front Porch Cafe there on the property has great food. We called them for take out a few times, and it was ready literally within 10 minutes.

We have been spoiled by resort hotels like the Ritz-Carlton, and we seldom travel anywhere where there isn’t one. We decided to go with VRBO on a whim and upon recommendation from a friend, and this, our first experience, exceeded our expectations. My husband and I were celebrating a major anniversary, and when we arrived, there were a dozen white roses and a bottle of chilled wine waiting for us. Amber and David were both very sweet and accommodating and we felt so at home. You will receive very prompt response from David before, during and after your stay. I was extremely impressed, because that level of service is so hard to find any more.

I almost cried when we had to return to Delaware. We will definitely be returning. Instead of our usual home-away-from-home, the Ritz-Carlton at Key Biscayne, our next visit to South Florida will definitely be another stay at Francis’ Penthouse 09.

Luxury Rooftop Retreat

Tina F.

This condo is a well appointed luxury retreat! The private rooftop lounge is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the view. The owner and his team exceeded my exceptions with their gracious hospitality. This property is easy walking distance to dining and entertainment. We loved watching the Longines Global Champions Tour. Our favorite restaurants were Yuca, News Cafe for breakfast, Fish Called Avalon, Barton, Balans and our private rooftop dining under the stars. We absolutely recommend this property!


Joanne A.

My husband and I just got back from a very quick but well needed few days away. Penthouse 09 was perfect for us. We got the rush of the perfect South Beach location and the privacy of our very own roof top oasis. The room has all the amenities you need to enjoy a meal in, and is spacious and inviting. We were within walking distance to the crazy night life as well as the Lincoln Road shopping and restaurants. The owner was very responsive and easy to work with. I would definitely recommend this spot to enjoy a great South Beach vacation.

Amazing Getaway

Tom S.

We were in town for the boat show and decided to extend our stay to enjoy a long weekend in South Beach. We couldn’t have picked a better place to spoil ourselves and relax for a couple of days! Mr. Francis and his team were more than accommodating and checked in with us daily to be sure we had everything we needed. The location is perfect and within walking distance to everything and the personal suggestions for restaurants and things to do were very helpful. The Penthouse is beautiful and stocked with everything we needed for the relaxing weekend. The pictures are spot on but the views are even better in person! We look forward to coming back to South Beach and staying in Penthouse 09!! Thanks to David Francis and his team!

Perfect Few Days!!

Lisa and DavidMD

So enjoyed our time at this Penthouse. Location is great and the Penthouse is beautiful. The suggestions of places to eat and things to do were right on. And we made sure to enjoy the view from the rooftop deck. Thank you to everyone that helped to make this time away so easy to enjoy. We are looking forward to returning.

Anniversary Getaway

greg b.

My wife and I usually leave the country for our anniversary but we decided to head south from NY to Miami. We landed early and the penthouse was exactly as pictured. Beautiful ocean views, across the street from the beach and a large rooftop deck to launch, get messages and relax in the hot tub. Location to restaurants and bars all a few blocks walking too. We also received concierge style help from the owner and his team. We were able to do so much in only a few days. A wonderful anniversary trip.


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