The Villa Casa Casuarina in Miami Beach, Florida
The Villa Casa Casuarina, the former home of Gianni Versace, has been transformed into an elegant Miami Beach retreat. Built in 1930, the mansion has the designer's touch throughout, and is a mix of Spanish and Italian influences coupled with opulent details. The Ocean Drive manor-turned-boutique-hotel features just 10 suites showcasing rich and vibrant hues with only the finest of furnishings displayed. Lounge by the legendary mosaic pool or slip behind the curtain of a luxury beachfront cabana. Sunset cocktails are best enjoyed in the Observatory lounge overlooking the glistening Atlantic Ocean. Casa Casuarina also features a trio of sultry lounges including one for cigar aficionados. Guests can enjoy culinary specialties atop the upper terrace with views of the tropical gardens. The acclaimed fine dining establishment Loftin's 1116 Ocean, with its detailed stone mosaic, adds an element of drama to your meals. It is easy to envision the likes of Madonna or Elton John supping here during Versace's celebrated reign.
Miami's zesty vibe can be credited to its diverse districts, including South Beach - better known as "SoBe" - where the buildings are coated in pastel hues. The area is flanked with trendy nightclubs, stylish shops and restaurants where locals pose in high fashion style as they eat. The Art Deco District is another mesmerizing and hip area with buildings preserved to look much the way they did back in their heyday. When the sun goes down in Miami that is when things tend to heat up with a party lasting until the wee hours of the morning.
Location of The Villa Casa Casuarina
Nearest Airport: MIA
Amenities for The Villa Casa Casuarina
- General Information
- 10 Rooms
- Bar & Lounge
- Pool Wait Service
- On-Site Amenities
- Spa Services
- Housekeeping Service
- Multilingual Staff
- Outdoor Pool
- 24-Hour Front Desk
- Cigar Lounge
- Pool Cabanas
- In-Room Amenities
- Turndown Service
- Air Conditioning
- Mini Bar
- Individually Designed Rooms
- En-Suite Bathrooms
- Wine Tasting
- Private Estate
Reviews for The Villa Casa Casuarina
This was the most romantic restorant or "place" for a date. The food is amazing, gorgeous and delicious. The setting by the pool is the best, all the views are breathtaking. I absolutely recommend this place.
claudio r - River Edge, New Jersey
We went here just for a drink and wanted to avoid the too crowed Ocean Drive during Saturday night. We found the right place ! Very fancy and quiet. Moreover, cocktails are very good. I definitely recommend this bar !
Annaiche - Lyon, France
We visited Giannis restaurant at villa casa casaurina most none as the versace mantion, we arived the hostes pointed us to the courtyard waiting area it was nice but not to my liking it has and old renasance look, (not what i expected from the versace mantion) they sat us in the back yard next to the pool and that was very nice the pool area the stairs very nice food was ok service was ok, since we didn't order much because most of us who went can eat much due to gastric surgury, so our server when he noticed we didnt oder much his service became slow and un atentive but we didnt really care we whent to have fun and enjoy the mantion and ambience we took lots of pictures and enjoyed our selves
usbeckham - Los Angeles, California
My honest review is meant to offer future patrons a warning...the Villa is absolutely stunning with a rich history of a legendary designer taken from us way too soon!!! My girlfriend and I reserved 2 nights and left after one...the pool is the focal point of the property and closed to guests for private events, one was a private fitness photo shoot and the other was a daytime setup for a food event!!! The air conditioning in the suite was broken and there weren't robes in the suite! The two women who ran the checkin desk were amazing but one was yelled at by a supervisor in front of us!! There really isn't a GM because he manages the Victor Hotel next door and isn't present in any form. I left a message for him personally, he received it by his staff and he never called!! Obviously, didn't care! He shouldn't be a GM!!! His subordinate manager at the Villa told me "I would be very upset too, with the pool being closed" yet she did nothing lol!!! So, my best advice to you would be, enjoy a romantic evening dinner as is allowed but don't waste your money on a room!!! Regards,
I had the pleasure of spending my birthday weekend June 10-12th at Villa Casa Cuasarina (best known as the Versace mansion). I noticed most reviews online are from people who have visited the restaurant, not people who've actually stayed at the mansion. Hence, why I'm taking the time to share my experience. Aside from the assumption that I must be waiting for the restaurant to open rather than actually being a guest of the hotel upon arrival, everything was perfect. The pool is breathtaking and we were able to enjoy it during the day and late at night uninterrupted. With only 10 suites, it felt quite exclusive. Our suite, Aurora, was beautiful (like being in an old castle from another era). Speaking of exclusivity, during the day the gates are open but no one is allowed to enter without a restaurant reservation (only during restaurant hours which I believe is 6-10) or being guests of the mansion. You'd be amazed at how many people stop just to take photos of the entrance. At night, the gates are closed and a guard is there to let you in if you belong. Service is great as it should be for the price. We went to Prime 112 Saturday night and had plenty of leftovers. The next day my boyfriend decided we should enjoy our leftovers by the pool. I went to one of the lovely young ladies who assisted us throughout our stay and asked if someone could warm our food. She said she'd send Micheal to the pool. His name stands out to me because his service was exceptional. He greeted us at the pool, took our food, and brought it back at the perfect temperature. He then proceeded to create a serving area by our pool loungers complete with a bottle of champagne which he poured for us. Loved him! I have to mention the pool again. The fact that there are only 10 suites - and it seemed as if no more than 3 were rented that weekend - meant so much privacy to really enjoy the pool and everything else. The details (gold, mosaic tiles, etc) were amazing. The only time there's activity other than your own at the mansion is during restaurant hours. There's music and people for a few hours, then back to normal after. You can't swim during restaurant hours, but you're free to swim undisturbed before and after. I had a birthday dinner in the dining room up front and it was gorgeous. No one was there but my guests, which wasn't intentional but the fact that people that are just there for dinner prefer to be seated by the pool meant I had a private dining experience! I highly recommend Villa Casa Cuasarina for an exclusive, upscale, glamorous experience.
jauquese - Miami, Florida