A day in the life of a Miami resident living at the Portofino Yacht Club condo- in the best neighborhood in South beach

Today I decided to follow one of my friends who lives part-time in the Yacht Club at Portofino. I could have talked about my life since I own also a condo in this building but since I work all the time it wouldn’t have been representative of the quality of life the majority of residents indulge in.

7 am: breakfast on the balcony overlooking the South Pointe Marina. My friend has a 1 bed which faces the bay so it has an East view. It looks like this in the morning. Peaceful since everyone still sleeps in South beach at this time…When you buy a condo at the Yacht Club at Portofino it’s like owning a piece of serenity as you escape the hustle and bustle of the city (even if Miami is a city you never feel the stress).

8am:  Let’s take care of our body and go to the gym like everyone in Miami. Of course, the gym has a magnificent view of the marina so it motivates you to run even faster on the trade mill. To relax her muscles she then goes to the sauna right adjacent to the gym. A little 30 min of relaxation before a beach day.

11am: Time for some sun! The great feature about buying at the Yacht Club at Portofino is that you are walking distance to the beach. We have time for a stroll to the beach by the awesome boardwalk which encompasses all the south pointe neighborhood from the marina all the way up to Ocean Drive.

2pm: Let’s grab some lunch at our favorite restaurant Call me Gaby. You could also grab a quick sandwich or salad at Lilikoi or at Pura Vida if you want to stay healthy.

4pm: Let’s enjoy the Yacht Club at Portofino pool which enables us to do some laps to digest are more than fancy lunch.

6pm: The great thing about condo living is that you could spend all day in this building without being bored. You are not buying a condo, you are buying an entire quality of life. At this time we can go to play tennis while watching a cruise ship getting out of the Port of Miami! I would prefer to have a clay court but let’s try to win the game instead of envisioning a better paradise!

7.30 pm: Happy hour at Smith and Wollensky! That’s where you meet all your neighbors from surrounding building such as the Apogee, the Portofino, the Icon….

8.30pm: The South of Fifth neighborhood caters to a wealthy cosmopolitan clientele so you can find a restaurant for every palate. The best ones I would recommend are of course Milos, Texas de Brazil and Prime One Twelve. What I really like about the Yacht Club at Portofino is its location since if you want to dine in other neighborhoods you know that in a second you can hop on to The Mac Arthur causeway to Brickell, Wynwood or the Design District and get there in 15 minutes or less.