The Villa Casa Casuarina

South Beach, Miami, Florida

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Exceptional suite

Exceptional suite

South Beach

Superior suite

Superior suite

South Beach

South Beach

One Bedroom suite

One Bedroom suite

One Bedroom suite

South Beach

A luxe Ocean Drive stay in a historic Mediterranean Revival mansion, including a bottle of prosecco

Where better to experience high-end design than in the home of one of the world’s highest-end designers? The Villa Casa Casuarina, a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner in South Beach, has housed a number of notable residents, but its most famous is Gianni Versace, who lived here from 1992 until his death in 1997. His millions of dollars worth of renovations, plus the opulent, eclectic additions by restaurateur and later tenant Barton G. Weiss, have left this nearly-90-year-old Mediterranean Revival mansion – built by the son of the first Standard Oil treasurer – looking better than ever.

The living is just as luxurious as the architecture and decor, thanks to a rooftop lounge, the indoor-outdoor Italian restaurant and a well-appointed spa (complete with an aroma steam room and a meditation lounge). Suites are individually themed and named – yours might evoke the Ottoman Empire or show off walls of hummingbird and dove paintings – but all contain such extras as an oversized marble bath and sumptuous Frette linens. For a particularly decadent hour or two, you can even soak in the Poseidon-inspired swimming hole. Known as the Million Mosaic Pool, it features thousands of tiles of solid gold.

Excellent for
Beach City Shopping Sightseeing Historic Hotel Relaxing

We like

  • The pool, with a Poseidon-inspired mosaic and thousands of 24-karat-gold tiles
  • The restaurant, Gianni’s, with a Mediterranean menu to match the villa’s Mediterranean decor
  • The former tenants, including fashion legend Gianni Versace
  • The deluxe Frette linens in the individually themed, opulently decorated suites

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