Did u know that our villa is one of the only two original Art Deco style villas in the South Beach area? As a matter of fact, the Historic Preservation board of Miami Beach declared Harmon Villa, currently part of Villa Italia Hotel, a historic building due to its rich history and architectural design.
Built in 1926, Harmon Villa was born during the prosperous period of Art Deco when Miami Beach was rapidly growing in 1920s to 1930s. In United States, this specific art movement was an inspiration from European’s Cubism, French Art Deco, German Bauheaus, Dutch de Stijl, and Amsterdam School used by Miami Beach local architects to design what would become “Tropical Deco”, featuring relief ornamentation with whimsical flora, fauna and ocean-liner motifs to create the “seaside resort” feel for the lovely Miami Beach.
In the year of 2010, Harmon Villa underwent a major renovation, while still preserving the originality aspects of the building, to restore its beauty and reopened earlier in January this year as part of Villa Italia Hotel. The newly refurbished Villa Italia offers guests a comfortable space, equipped with two spacious bedrooms, two bathrooms, dining area, living room, kitchenette, and a private terrace.
Couldn’t ask for more!”
Date of review: Apr 29, 2011
“This hotel was great! Hands down cleaner, more spacious and much more friendly than any of the hotels you find on Ocean Ave. The rooms were big, new clean and very nice. The bed was extremely comfortable and the location is perfect. It’s just a short short walk to the beach and you pass by many cool shops and cafes along the way. I will stay hear on my next trup to South Beach.”
“The absolute perfect place to stay on vacation!!”
Date of review: Apr 12, 2011
“The Villa Italia was freshly renovated and only open for 3 weeks when my brother and I stayed there. The staff made the stay worthwhile. They were very hospitable and knowledgeable about the area. They had the most professional demeanor yet carried friendly conversation with us and the rest of the guests staying at the hotel. The hotel itself was gorgeous. Everything was new and updated. The location was perfect. It was just outside all the hustle and bustle of all the tourists and shops. It was walking distance to all the restaurants and beaches. I will definitely stay there again when I head back to South Beach!!”
Villa Italia Hotel is a newly built Boutique Hotel and Villa located in Miami Beach’s SoFi (South of Fifth) neighborhood; just a short walk from Miami’s famous Beach and Marina.
Note: Villa Italia’s main building offers guests 12 comfortable rooms with luxurious mattress, deluxe toiletries, high–tech gadgets, complimentary wireless internet, and many more.