We Voted Miami Beaches Best New Condo for Snowbirds

Looking for a Second Home on the Beach? These are the Best Miami Beach Luxury Condos

If you live in an urban Core, think New York, DC or London, you are probably sitting in your office right now, or at home. It is probably raining and if you’ve thought of buying a second home, Miami has probably come up on your list.

I appreciate that condo choice is totally subjective and so is the term ‘best‘. Best at what exactly? In this case by best I mean: ‘The best at getting you to relax, unwind, find peace, yet still be stimulated so you don’t get bored‘. Getting you the closest thing to a ‘home away from home experience‘.

One of the reasons many of my clients buy luxury condos as opposed to staying in a hotel is that staying in a hotel no matter how nice, is never as comfortable as staying at home. From the interior decor to the fact that you will have to wade your way through hundreds of hotel guests. Because having a ‘vacation home’ means giving yourself a change of scenery, to break from your current reality and allow your body as well as your mind to unwind and relax. With that said most clients want to relax but they also do not want to get bored, and they need and want this to enjoy their ‘time off’ with fun activities.

We looked at a number of Luxury Beach Condos on Miami Beach and filtered them with specific criteria. They all had to be ‘Ocean Front’ and they all had to offer a level of service that was comparable or superior to any of the best hotels in Miami. Views are also highly considered – and not just direct water facing views but views to the North and South. Within the buildings we looked at floorplans and also without question, price. We were looking for the closest ‘home from home’ experience. So that we could emulate the concept that ‘If I could literally pick up my current home and drop it anywhere, this is where I would drop it’.

We chose 3 of the ‘Newest Condos’ to compare

Eighty Seven Park by Renzo Piano
The Surf Club Four Seasons Residences
Oceana Bal Harbour

We have ranked them according to price, views, facilities, services and finishes.


Spoiler Alert

Our Top Pick is 87 Park and here is why:

Biggest ratio of balconies to interior sqft’age. Lowest density relative to units and price per sqft. Also, one of the biggest pulls for us ranking this No1 was the level of service in such a boutique building, and the views that went above and beyond just a clear East view. 

For full details of this project, please click here.

David Siddons is a top performing agent at EWM.  Ranked for production within the top 1/2 of 1% of agents nationwide. He is also an industry analyst and creator/author of several real estate guides – The most recent being the end of year 2016 Miami Real Estate Report. He has previously reported Miami Real Estate news for CNN, The BBC, Miami Today and The Real Deal to name a few.


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Akbota YerseitAkbota Yerseit
13:29 03 Jun 22
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Cathryne HaladnerCathryne Haladner
12:12 18 Sep 21
We have only superlatives to describe how wonderful Cris Buzolin was throughout the process of selling our townhouse in Coral Gables. We were away in the UK while the transaction was taking place and Cris handled everything-from clearing out our house, selling contents when she could, arranging the moving and storage and dealing with some very difficult problems which arose. Always patient and very willing to help in every way, Cris is a consummate professional who really cares about her clients and worked extremely hard to get the price we had asked for and make things for us as easy as she could. Nothing was too much for her to handle.Cris and Marianela (who provided additional very helpful assistance to us during the transaction) are part of the team that David Siddons has assembled.When we decided to sell our property, we contacted David and he established the framework for the transaction and ensured that everything proceeded smoothly and in accordance with our wishes. In sum, David Siddons and his team are extremely competent and professional and we are totally satisfied with the service they provided. To repeat, Cris Buzolin in particular, went way beyond what one would expect from a real estate agent. The David Siddons Group has our highest recommendation!
Jose Eduardo FilhoJose Eduardo Filho
17:17 13 Jul 21
I thank the whole team and especially Cris Buzolin who, in a very professional and competent way, helped me to sell my property safely and in the best market condition.
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19:53 07 Jun 21
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Simone GarrettSimone Garrett
17:20 26 Feb 21
Fantastic group of people to work with!! David and Adriana were responsive and professional throughout the entire process. We weren't familiar with South Florida so David took us under his wing and did a fabulous job giving us a tour of select neighborhoods in South Florida and shared a great deal of information about each. We fell in love with the Botaniko community in Weston and closed the deal with Adriana. If you are buying/selling this is the team you want to work with!! Thank you guys for helping us find our dream home.