South of Fifth Living
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Many call 321 Ocean the flagship condominium residences in South Beach. It is what luxury is all about with two towers, nine stories and five stories, with only 21 residences with three or four-bedroom units, two penthouses and two two-story beach villas. Each home is a unique creation situated in an intimate and breathtaking setting. With top-notch amenities, this first-class luxury complex has all that you will want and more.
Apogee is the pinnacle of luxury living in the posh South of Fifth area of South Beach, Florida and one of the most beautiful ultra high rise resort condominium residences in the world. It is a 22 story masterpiece. There are only 67 residences, that is only four per floor, with a few penthouses on the top levels, each with its private elevator. Living in Apogee is not just living in the lap of luxury; it is the highest quality of living in Miami.
The Continuum South Beach features two soaring towers and is the ultimate example of luxury living in South Beach. Combined, the two towers have over 500 residences. There are 26 spacious floor plans ranging from 1201 sq. ft. for studios to 4000 sq. ft. for four-bedroom condos, with luxurious penthouses designed for the sophisticated buyer located on the top floors. Continuum has all of the five-star amenities you would expect at such a luxury property: The Sporting Club, a four-story world-class all-inclusive gym and spa, private tennis club with three professional tennis courts, multiple pools, including an infinity lap pool and a private beach with complete beach butler services. From the breathtaking modern two-story lobby to the first-class amenities to the twelve acres of private gardens living in or purchasing a condominium at the Continuum is the lap of luxury.
GLASS is an ultra-luxury, modern boutique oceanfront condominium residence in the heart of South Beach, Florida. GLASS, as its name says, is 10 stories of glass and metal. This allows you to wake up in the morning, walk onto your oversized balcony to brilliant sunrises and watch breathtaking sunsets over the bay and downtown Miami at night. There are only ten residences ranging in size from 6103 sq. Ft., which includes a substantial 1928 sq. ft. wrap-around balconies, to over 5,358 sq. Ft. plus massive 3,300 sq. ft. wrap-around balconies. Prices start at $6 million. There are top-tier amenities like a full-service spa and gym, a beautiful pool with sundeck and of course, being located on the ocean, there is a private beach club with lounge chairs and beach attendants for your every need. This truly is the ultimate luxury, ready for you to move into and start living the lifestyle that Miami Beach is famous for.
The Hilton Bentley Miami Beach is an exclusive all-suite luxury residence and hotel in the posh South of Fifth neighborhood. It is one of the few members of The Small Luxury Hotels of the World. It is a mid-scale elite and unique condo/hotel complex with two towers with 114 rooms on 12 stories. The property is located right on the famed Ocean Drive, so it is close to everything. There are 800 ft. of private beachfront complete with a Beach Club offering umbrellas and lounge chairs and many water activities along with many other elite amenities. Two of the area’s best fine dining establishments are located at the Hilton Bentley, Prime Italian and Santorini by Georgios. There is also Rocco Donna, a hair and beauty salon where professional hair artists and the namesake, the legendary Leonardo Rocca, provide the newest trends and styles. The Hilton Bentley Miami Beach is a perfect place to live. You get the best of a residence in the South of Fifth neighborhood and an ultra-luxury hotel set oceanside.
Icon South Beach
Icon South Beach is one of the most unique properties located in the South of Fifth District. From its Twin towers of 35 and 40 floors, respectively, you are welcomed to views of cruise ships, famous Fisher Island, Key Biscayne, and Miami Downtown skyline. This unique S-shaped design that famed architects Sieger-Suarez designed stands out among the other ultra high rises here. The ICON South Beach is 289 residences made up of 1 to 6 bedroom condos offered in 9 different floor plans. The ICON South Beach is an award-winning property offering a multitude of first-class amenities for its residents. Living at this prestigious building allows ICON South Beach residents to experience Miami Beach living at its finest.
The Louver House
The Louver House is a luxury boutique condominium property like no other. Designed by the world-renowned architect Rene Gonzalez, the Louver House was built to be warm and inviting, reflecting the beauty and liveliness of nature and the neighborhood. Louver House is a small and personable building with only 12 residences. Each residence is three-bedroom units ranging in size from 2088- 2432 sq. ft. for the inside and an additional 496 – 793 Sq. Ft. of private outdoor balconies. There are many top-tier amenities for the residents’ usage. The Louver House is the epitome of luxury, living with everything you would want or need.
The dream team of Jorge M. Perez’s development firm Related Group, architectural design by the Sieger-Saurez, interior design by Yabu Pushelberg, outer grounds designed by Enzo Enea and artwork of Riccardo De Marchi and Markus Linnebrink have made a masterpiece in South of Fifth. Marea is twin seven-story luxury condominium residences with thirty residences composed of one-bedroom, two-bedroom, three-bedroom units and four penthouses that feature four bedrooms. The residences range in size from 983 sq. ft. for a one-bedroom to the largest penthouse at 3022 sq. ft. That does not include the terraces, which add an additional 1789 sq. ft. to a massive 4,130 sq. ft. patio in the penthouse. There are many first-class amenities for the residents, like a landscaped rooftop pool terrace complete with lounge seating, an open-air yoga space, lounging cabanas, an outdoor fire pit and a hot tub. Along with the pool area, Marea features a state-of-the-art gym and spa designed by Yabu Pushelberg and also offers its residences and guests a private beach club complete with full beach butler services.
Marea is the place for someone who wants to live in and take advantage of all that South Beach has to offer. You have to see it to believe it.
Murano at Portofino
Two very prestigious and celebrated architectural firms, Sieger Suarez and Fullerton Diaz have combined their years of expertise to bring a strikingly distinctive architecture to South Beach. They have built the Murano at Portofino, one of the most sought-after properties in South of Fifth’s exclusive neighborhood in South Beach. The Murano at Portofino stands at 37 stories and is a three-tiered stepping tower with 189 one -three bedrooms residences ranging in size from 1008-3365 sq. ft. + large terraces and balconies. The Murano at Portofino is a great place to call home. It has all of the luxury amenities you would come to expect in an ultra-luxury high rise in SoFi. Two pools, a state-of-the-art spa and gym, as well as other perks for residents. You can’t live the South Beach experience any better than this.
Set on Biscayne Bay and the Intercoastal, the Murano Grande offers some of the most stylish condo units anywhere. World-renowned Sieger-Suarez designed three tiers soaring 25, 31 and 37 floors that feature 260 residences. There are fifteen different floor plans of two, three, and four bedrooms ranging in size from 1400 sq. Ft. to penthouses over 4000 sq. ft. There are, of course, five-star amenities such as an on-site full-service gym and spa, lighted tennis courts, and a large heated swimming pool overlooking Biscayne Bay with a poolside café for relaxing. The inside of the grand lobby will make you gasp at its beauty. The Murano Grande will make you feel you live in luxury and can also be the perfect investment property for those looking for opportunities in South Beach.
Ocean House is one of the most luxurious places to call home in the South of Fifth neighborhood. It is an ultra-upscale boutique property with only 28 residences that rivals all of the other high-end condominium properties in the area. There are 1-5 bedroom residences with incredibly huge floor plans ranging from 1,300 sq. ft. to a massive 6,200 sq. ft. and that is not including the large terraces and balconies. There are five different incredible residences to choose from: 9 lofts, 10 condos, 3 penthouses, 3 cabanas, 3 two-story beach houses with prices range from $1.1 M to over $16 M. Ocean House has some of the best amenities in South of Fifth for its residents. Being located directly on the beach, there is a private beach club with butler service. There is also a zero-entry pool and hot tub facing the ocean with a massive sundeck, and a wellness retreat with a state-of-the-art fitness center has top of the line fitness and conditioning equipment, flat-screen TVs, a sauna, a steam room, and you can schedule a yoga or other exercise classes or a massage. Ocean House rivals the best beach houses globally with many 5-star amenities combined with the most opulent residences in South Beach.
One Ocean is an ultra-luxury boutique residence located steps from the famous Nikki Beach South Beach and minutes away from some of the world’s best dining and shopping. One Ocean features just 50 residences in its two seven-story mid-rise towers with three, four, and five-bedroom units to choose from as well as four large ocean villas. One Ocean offers top-notch amenities. Located on the ocean, there is a private beach club with cabanas and beach butler services. There is also an infinity-edge pool and large-sized poolside deck, a state-of-the-art fitness center and a relaxing Zen garden, perfect for yoga and more. One Ocean is the perfect combination of prime location and the ultimate luxury.
When you look at the South of Fifth skyline, you can see that the Portofino Tower is different from the other high-rises. Standing 44 stories high with over 200 residences, this towering building stands out from all the other ultra-luxury properties in the neighborhood. While all of the other high rises are a stark white, its colors, a reddish-brown and sky blue, looks impressive and really catches the eye. When it comes to amenities, the Portofino is the best. Residents have access to two large swimming pools, lighted tennis courts, a dog park, a five-star spa, and fitness center, and even a theater. The Portofino Tower is your choice for a safe, comfortable way of living right in the heart of exciting South Beach.
South Pointe Tower
Built in 1987, this is the original luxury condominium development in the prestigious South of Fifth neighborhood. It has shined like a beacon over South Beach for thirty years. But while it may be the elder statesman, thanks to a multi-million dollar facelift, it is once again one of the most sought-after properties. This 25 story tower offers 203 residences with choices between a stately one bedroom up to majestic two-story penthouses. It has a residence that will meet everyone’s needs. South Pointe Tower has some of the most competitive prices per square foot in all of the SoFi luxury condominiums. Sharing its common ground and association with its neighbor, the stylish Portofino Tower offers its residents only the highest quality first-class amenities and residential features. There are two waterfront pools between the two properties, two resurfaced tennis courts and a dog park. A feature that makes this property special is a mini-mall with multiple retail shops on the ground floor, including a wine store and gelateria. With all that the “Towers” has to offer, You can see why it has been around for thirty years and why it will be around for many years to come.
Featuring a distinctive Miami architecture design by Maurice Salazar, The Cosmopolitan was built in a modern way that perfectly fits in with the contemporary vibe of South Beach. The Cosmopolitan is two towers, one of six stories and the other eight, connected by a gorgeously landscaped outdoor courtyard with a beautiful heated pool. There are two hundred and thirty-four 1 and 2 bedroom residences with six distinctive plans ranging from 686 sq. ft to 1,287 sq. ft. and prices between $410K to $825K. As you would expect from any of the luxury complexes in the SoFi area, The Cosmopolitan offers its residents and guests first-class amenities. A heated courtyard pool with sundeck, a fitness center with state-of-the-art fitness and conditioning equipment. And relax and relieve all your stress in the sauna or spa. The Cosmopolitan is a beautifully unique building in the heart of South of Fifth. It is the perfect combination of luxury and location.
Three Hundred Collins
Designed by the internationally renowned designer Thomas Juul-Hansen, known for his luxurious modern design, Three Hundred Collins is a 19 residence five-story boutique property in South of Fifth’s chic neighborhood. There are four townhomes/lofts and three penthouses and one, two, three, and four-bedroom residences ranging in size from 996 – 1143 sq. ft. Three Hundred Collins’ property offers its residents and their guests the finest amenities, such as a 75 ft. rooftop pool and hot tub complete with five private cabanas and a large pool deck for lounging in. The beach life is only a short walk away, and beach concierge services are available, and there is an on-premises fitness center with top-of-the-line exercise equipment. Beautifully designed modern condominiums and townhouses, five-star amenities, and proximity to everything make Three Hundred Collins the ideal choice to live in or as a great investment opportunity.
Yacht Club Portofino
Close to the Miami Beach Marina, in fact, you can lay out on the massive sundeck at the pool and view the multi-million dollar yachts, is the Yacht Club of Portofino. The Yacht Club at Portofino is a low-priced high-end condominium property with 34 stories and 361 one, two, and three-bedroom homes. There are 12 different floor plans to choose from, ranging from 740 – 4212 Sq. Ft. Among the many amenities, the residents will enjoy a heated pool, tennis courts and a complete gym. There is also a convenience store and Portofino Deli, a very popular stop for those getting ready for a day at the beach or the park. Whether you live here permanently, a renter, or a guest, you will find all of your needs met here at the Yacht Club of Portofino.
Miami Beach Marina
South Pointe Park is located at the southern tip of South of Fifth. It actually has four sections, the park, the promenade, the pier and the beach. The entire park with all three areas is 17 acres. The park has lush manicured lawns perfect for picnicking. There are footpaths and small hills that are perfect for walking and jogging. Bikes are allowed but only on the walkway, not on the trails and hilly areas. The park is kid and pet friendly. The park has a wonderful kids’ playground area with jungle gyms, slides, and a water splash area for cooling off from the sun’s heat. The park also has the only leash-free dog park in Miami Beach, so bring your dog. But this is the only area that the dogs are allowed to be off their leashes. In the rest of the park, they must be leashed at all times. The Cutwalk is a walking promenade that is 20 feet wide, given plenty of space for bikers, rollerbladers, joggers and of course, people leisurely walking and enjoying the sites. It is called the Cutwalk because it is located right along Government Cut all the way to the pier. You can see Fisher Island, the Ocean, the Bay, Downtown Miami and sit and watch all of the boats, yachts, ships and cruise ships as they go to and come back from the ocean. At night the whole walkway is lit up with neon lights that are both colorful and turtle safe. One of the most popular restaurants is located on the Cutwalk. Smith and Wollensky, the steakhouse serving prime dry-aged steaks, sits right on the waterfront overlooking the channel. Sitting on the overlook deck, you can see everything. The South Pointe Pier is 450 feet long, jutting out into the Atlantic. Walking up and down the pier, you see many people trying their hand at fishing. Stations are set for them to cut bait and clean fish. There are also lots of places to just sit and watch the boats come and go. You also will see kayaks, jet-skis and surfers from the pier. South Pointe Beach is very popular and beautiful. Sand dunes lead to a stretch of white sandy beach that runs from the tip of South Pointe to 1st Street Beach. It is a lovely stretch of beach with so much to do and see. The signature brightly colored Miami Beach Lifeguard Towers with professional lifeguards watching the activities in and out of the water. The turquoise blue water and the occasional cruise ship heading out. Rent a lounge chair or umbrella, get a snack at the snack bar, have a picnic at tables provided, play some beach volleyball on the many courts throughout the beach. Parasail, jet-ski, or grab a board and catch the waves on the beach break just before the pier. One more place to mention is the South Pointe Obstinate Lighthouse. It is a very modern interpretation of a traditional lighthouse. Instead of welcoming ships to the harbor, it welcomes tourists both day and night.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas Park
In SoFi, you have all kinds of food to choose from, inexpensive to ultra-expensive, but all of it is delicious. Whatever cuisine you wish for, you can find it here. Pizza is always a favorite for everyone, and South of Fifth has some amazing choices to choose from. Get a slice from Primo Pizza or try these restaurants for pizza to die for. You can also get whole pies from Call me Gaby, where authentic Italian Chefs create their Pinsa Romana style pizza. Sorbillo Pizza, where one of Italy’s most beloved pizza makers, Gino Sorbillo, makes his classic Neapolitan pizza, but be forewarned he only makes 300 per day on a first-come, first-serve basis. Fratelli La Bufala is the oldest Neapolitan pizzeria in the neighborhood and has a wide selection of pies, all topped with Bufala mozzarella. La Locanda, some of the best pizza in South Beach as voted 9.4/10 by TheFork.com. We can’t forget the tasty brick oven from Prime Italian, the high-end sister restaurant of Prime 112.
These restaurants also have full Italian menus, and there are plenty of other fine Italian restaurants to choose from. Forte Dei Marmi, where Chef Fabrizio Piga brings the sophisticated simplicity of Italian fine dining, Carbone, a newcomer to the scene, is an offshoot of the Michelin starred restaurant of the same name in NYC, and Amare where lunch (prix fixe) and dinner are served with love and handmade to order. Even though I have mentioned it up in the pizza section, I have to say something about Prime Italian. It is the sister restaurant of Prime 112. It has the classic Italian menu items with a modern flair like their famous Kobe Meatballs.
There are many choices of seafood restaurants serving up the freshest Florida fish and seafood. For more formal dining, there are Joe’s Stone Crab, eponymous with the delicacy found in the gulf waters off the Florida coasts. It has been serving the delectable treat of the sea for over 100 years. Estiatorio Milo, recognized worldwide as one of the finest Mediterranean seafood restaurants, has brought its food and style, authentic Greek, with the freshest seafood and ingredients, to Miami, where it has quickly won locals’ hearts and tourists alike. Prime Fish, another sister restaurant of the famous Prime 112, serves the freshest seafood from all around the world with a very eclectic menu that is sure to please. A little more casual, The Lobster Shack serves lobster, six different ways, from lobster cocktails to a 1 1/2 pound or 2 1/2 pound Maine Lobster dinner. The Lobster Shack may not use Florida’s finest, but they serve the East Coast’s best.
South of Fifth also has sushi. Two famed Michelin-starred restaurants have settled down in the neighborhood, Kosushi from Sao Paulo, Brazil and Azabu from NYC. Both bring the freshest high-quality sushi and other offerings for their guests. Intimo is a unique take on Japanese. It is a Peruvian-Japanese Nikkei gastronomic experience from the acclaimed Peruvian Chef Juan Chipoco.
Estiatorio Milo may be one of the best Mediterranean restaurants, serving world-class authentic Greek food, but South of Fifth has much more in the way of Mediterranean cuisine. Santorini by Georgios offers plates of the freshest ingredients cooked with love that will whisk you off to Santorini, Greece. In more relaxed atmospheres, Meze Turkish and Kalamata Mediterranean Cuisine offer delicious authentic food from their countries of Turkey and Greece.
Along with fresh seafood, the beach, ultra-luxury condominiums in the sky, and the beautiful people, you think of steakhouses when you think of South of Fifth. Prime 112 is just as famous for its celebrity spotting as it is for its 30 day dry-aged Prime cuts of beef. One of the Top Ten Steakhouses in the country, Red the Steakhouse is the classic steakhouse with everything made from scratch. It features only Prime Angus Beef but with a little bit of modern flair. Another of the big popular steakhouses is Papi Steak. Papi’s has some incredible steaks, but one thing that sets them apart is the homemade food a Jewish bubbe would make, like latkes, Kobe pastrami, chicken schnitzel and their signature Papi steak, a Kosher 32 oz. Ribeye. We mentioned Smith & Willensky when we talked about South Pointe Park, but it is worth mentioning again for its USDA Prime dry-aged cuts of meat, an expansive wine list and exceptional service. You might be lucky to have in your neighborhood one of the famous Brazillian steakhouses where meat is paraded around the room by waiters with knives ready to serve everyone as much succulent grilled skewered meat as they can eat. Even though South of Fifth is such a tiny area, they actually have two Brazillian steakhouses, Fogo de Chao and Texas de Brazil. At both restaurants, the customers are given a card with a green side and a red side. When you want more meat, you just keep the card green, but when you are full or want to take a little break, turn the card to red.
Jeremy Ford, Top Chef season 12 winner, brings Michelin-worthy food to South of Fifth with his Stubborn Seed. With a small, perfectly thought out menu that changes daily, an eight-course tasting menu and a dessert menu good enough that many come just for these sweet treats, Stubborn Seed is a must-try.
Many restaurants are more international. Orilla Bar and Grill is an Argentinian restaurant with a worldly fair that reflects its owner and head chef, Fernando Trocca’s travels and restaurants around the world. Nikki Beach has two restaurants with global cuisine that embodies all of the Nikki Beaches around the world. Nikki Beach Restaurant offers guests of the beach club, morning noon and night, fresh seafood, creative sushi, pizza and more. Pearl Restaurant and Champagne Bar, the restaurant and nightspot on the second floor, is a party every night. They delight diners with Middle Eastern, Latin, Asian and many other international foods. On the other side of things is Lolo’s Surf Cantina, which makes the best Mexican food around. Have an ice-cold beer or margarita while feasting on fresh fish tacos.
There are a few restaurants that can’t be classified, but they have interesting menus. Big Pink is one of them. It has over 200 menu items to satisfy any and everybody. The Local House is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch. Try menu items you can only get in South Florida like the Key Lime French Toast and Florida Gulf Shrimp Cocktails. And don’t forget their signature libations. Finally, one more mention of the widely popular Monty’s Sunset. Monty’s has fresh Peel n Eat Florida Shrimp, Conch Fritters and other seafood options. But they also have burgers, a huge selection of salads, BBQ Chicken and Ribs and much more.
South of Fifth also has options for vegetarians, vegans and those looking for healthy organic food. Lilikoi Organic Living uses locally grown food to support a more sustainable way of living. But that does not mean that they skimp on taste. Grilled Fish w/ Chimichurri Sauce, Coconut Shrimp Curry Bowls and Mushroom Farro Risotto are all healthy for you and delicious. Pura Vida has a simple idea, take the highest quality locally grown organic ingredients and make tasty, healthy food that will satisfy everyone. Both are not vegan because they do have fresh fish, chicken and eggs on their menus. If you are looking for vegan, do not fret. Planta is dedicated to delivering delicious and unique food that embraces the plants’ power to nourish with dishes like Ahi Sushi, where the tuna is substituted with watermelon, Coconut Ceviche, gluten-free pizzas, and so many other plant-based items. Sobe Vegan is a little more casual in its approach. Still, it too uses only the freshest organic food that is prepared so you do not need to choose between eating healthy or tasty food. Theirs is both.
Not a restaurant but worth mentioning is the Portofino Deli Market and the Portofino Wine Bank. Located right off the South Pointe Park, these two are stopping points for many on their way to the park or to the marina. At the deli, gourmet sandwiches made with Boar’s Head meats and cheeses, paninis, wraps and tacos can be picked up or delivered. Or you can come pick up your own meats, cheeses and bread and make your own. At the Wine Bank, they have an excellent selection of wine, other spirits, snacks, and mixers.