Ross’s Comments – What you Need to Know about Bentley Bay
Nautical theme and design in a voluminous four and two story lobby.
All units face west and offer some dynamic views of the barrier islands, the Port of Miami, the bay and the city of Miami.
Very private with only four or five residences per floor, 9 ft high ceilings and expansive terraces.
A two level, 6000 SF penthouse with private rooftop pool is for sale asking $20M.
The vacant land and former South Shore Hospital to the east and northeast of the Bentley Bay are slated to be redeveloped into a mega Whole Foods store, apartments, mixed use retail and restaurants. This should add value and make the immediate area even more walkable.
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UNIT SIZES 836 – 2,469 sq. ft (78 – 229 m²)
UNIT TYPES 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms
# OF UNITS 167
# OF FLOORS 25
# OF PARKING LEVELS 5
DEVELOPER Ricardo Olivier
PET POLICY Pets are allowed, subject to restrictions.
Two 25 story towers, with a unique 3-sail silhouette designed by Arquitectonica
Stunning 180 degree views of Miami’s skyline
Porte-cochere entry featuring a water cascade
Elegantly appointed four-story and two-story lobbies
Imported Italian marble in lobby areas
Infinity edge swimming pool on landscaped level 5 deck
Fitness center with spa, massage room, sauna and steam room
24-hour security and valet
Only 3 to 4 condominiums per floor
Landscaped garden terrance with views of Biscayne Bay, Star Island and Downtown Miami
5 level covered garage with reserved parking
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