Thursday, July 27, 2017

Some Great Spots for You and Your Beloved Pets

Having a pet is one of the most rewarding experiences in the world. These little friends (sometimes not that little) are important members of our families, and we all love to spend some quality time with them, but they’re not welcome everywhere. Luckily for us, there are some great pet-friendly spots in Coral-Gables and Miami where we can enjoy some fun time and even delicious meals together!

Dogs aren’t usually allowed in restaurants, but there are some exceptions here in Coral Gables. These are our favorite pet-friendly restaurants in the area:

Fritz and Franz Bierhaus: this German pub is a great choice if you want to have a few drinks (they serve German beer of course), enjoy some food and have a good time! They are famous for their fantastic service and guess what? Fido is allowed! (60 Merrick Way, Coral Gables, FL 33134-5319)

Uvaggio Wine Bar: the perfect spot to grab a bite and enjoy the best wines, perfectly located and dog-friendly. This restaurant features some of the best tapas in town, and it’s great for any occasion, any hour of the day. (70 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134)

Taco Rico Tex-Mex: if Mexican food is your thing and you are visiting Coral Gables, you can’t miss Taco Rico! And the best part is that you can bring along your canine friends, because they are very welcome. Definitely some of the best Tex-Mex plates in South Florida. (473 S Dixie Hwy, Coral Gables, FL 33146)

One of the greatest parts of having a dog is being able to take them to the beach. But as respectful citizens, we need to know which beaches our furry little friends are allowed in. There are some great options for us pet-lovers, and they are all near you if you reside in Coral Gables, Miami or their surroundings.

    Bark Beach at North Shore Open Space Park: jogging trails, picnic pavilions, and one of the most beautiful sunsets in South Florida. This is a magical place to have an amazing time with your dog.

    Haulover Beach Park: shade trees, picnic tables, and drinking fountains for both dogs and humans make this beach the perfect place to go and relax next to your furry little friends.

If you have pets of any kind, let us know and we will find the perfect place for you and your beloved animals. Contact Gables Riches and start planning your future!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Is a Short-Term Rental a Better Choice For Me?

We won’t deny that hotels can be really great; all the comfort, amenities and services can be very attractive for tourist and visitors, especially for those on vacation wanting to relax, take some time off and rest. However, on some occasions, a short-term rental can be the best choice for you and your family (or companions).

The first thing to consider when choosing between a hotel and a short-term rental is the number of days you are going to stay in the same place. If you are spending 30 days or more, the most reasonable and affordable option is probably a short-term rental. If you are staying for less than 30 days, you might want to consider a couple more factors before choosing. For example: the number of people you are traveling with. If you are taking a trip with some friends or if you have a big family, it might be cheaper for everyone to rent a house or a condo. The perks? Having a kitchen where you can cook (and probably save some money, too), more room for everyone, and more quality tim
e with your traveling companions.

If you are traveling not only for vacations but to find a place to live, learn about the area and get to know its community, a short-term rental is the perfect choice. In a hotel, your neighbors would probably be tourists just like you, but if you rent a house or a condo, your neighbors would probably be residents from the area, and getting to know them would give you a pretty good idea of what it’s like to live in that particular neighborhood and in the city.

Hotels give you a more superficial experience of the place you are visiting, but before choosing you need to ask yourself: do I want to feel like home during my vacations? Do I mind having domestic responsibilities? Am I going to cook at all? How much space do I need?

Investing in a place to lease anywhere in Miami, Gables or Doral is a great idea. Know that long-term rentals aren’t your only choice. Renting your property for a short period of time can be very profitable and it would make your place available for you as well. Short-term rentals go from 1 week to an entire season (like the summer) and every year more and more tourists and visitors consider this as a much better choice.
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