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Versace Mansion - The Villa Casa Casuarina


The Villa was originally built in 1930, and in 1992, it was purchased by the world-famous Italian fashion icon designer Gianni Versace who lived there until his death in 1997.


Versace decored the entire beautiful Villa in various Classic Italian Styles, making it a one-of-a-kind luxury location for photoshoots.


With only 10 unique suites, the rooms are categorized by size, and there is only one room of each type.


Top on the list is Gianni's, The Villa Suite. Yes, this is his actual bedroom suite where he slept when he lived in Miami Beach in the '90s.


Enter Gianni's The Villa Suite through its unique round foyer, and you are transported to the quarters of the man who made the mansion famous.


With its decadent custom double king-sized bed and mural-covered walls, The Villa Suite features two balconies – one overlooking Ocean Drive.



Gianni's Master Suite is the only suite that can be booked and reserved specifically.


The other nine mansion suites are sorted into 3 categories by size:


ONE BEDROOM SUITES, EXCEPTIONAL SUITES, and SUPERIOR SUITES.


Each category includes three unique luxurious suites- see details below.


You can only book a room in one of the above three categories. Therefore your specific room will not be reserved or guaranteed at booking.


Your specific suite will be assigned to you when you arrive at check-in.


If you want a specific room, I highly recommend you arrive early, between 11 am and noon, to request your particular room and then come back between 3:30 pm - and 4 pm at check-in time.


Or, you can have lunch or wait by the iconic Italian pool. The pool is filled with colorful tiles, including thousands of 24-karat gold tiles.


The largest Suites and best for photoshoots are The Venus Suite, The Signature Suite, and Gianni's Master Suite. However, all the rooms offer unique decadent decor. See photos below.


Just as in most hotels, professional photoshoots are only allowed inside the room and not in any common areas.


Still, keep it low-key that you are going to have a professional shoot. This is private property, and its rules can change at any time. They can have and have not allowed photo or video shoots in their rooms.


During this year's wild Miami Beach Spring Break season, guests were not allowed to visit anyone staying in the mansion, and each room was limited to only 2 registered adults. This policy is imposed anytime they view the guest as ones that could be a party rowdy group, or hip hop styled. Yes, this means they seem to be more strict on minorities.






Also, since there is always a high demand for this one-of-a-kind iconic hotel, customer service is not the best, and be prepared to wait past 4 pm for your room to be ready.


However, if you plan out your stay, this luxurious location is one of a kind for photos and your visit.


HOTEL SUITES CATAGORIES



ONE-BEDROOM SUITES: Signature, Venus, Garden Suite


The Signature Suite

With its custom double queen-sized bed and separate sitting room, The Signature Suite features a balcony overlooking Ocean Drive and the sands of Miami Beach. In addition, the suite offers an oversized double-head shower and double sink, a walk-in closet, and a second balcony off the bedroom.


The Venus Suite

The largest room in The Villa, the spacious Venus Suite, features a separate sitting area and two balconies – one overlooking Ocean Drive and a second overlooking The Thousand Mosaic Pool. A custom double queen-sized bed. The Italian marble bathroom features an oversized shower with a dual head, double sink, and bidet.

The Garden Suite

With a view of the Mosaic Garden from its private terrace, The Garden Suite overlooks The Thousand Mosaic Pool. With its sitting area and king-sized bed, the suite offers a relaxing haven to luxuriate.



EXCEPTIONAL SUITES: Aviary, Azure, & Mosaic Suite


The Aviary Suite

Step into paradise in The Aviary Suite, where parrots, hummingbirds, and doves decorate the walls, with its private terrace and sitting room. The Aviary Suite epitomizes tranquility and luxury with a king-sized bed and two full-sized beds/sitting alcoves.




The Azure Suite

Awash in rich cream and blue colors, The Azure Suite features a king-sized bed and two full-sized beds/sitting alcoves, along with a sitting area and walk-in closet. The Italian marble bathroom offers a bidet and an oversized custom shower.




The Mosaic Suite

Fit for a Material Girl, The Mosaic Suite, with its red and cream interiors, features an Italian mosaic floor and a patio overlooking The Thousand Mosaic Pool. With its king-sized bed and sitting alcove, The Mosaic Suite offers a perfect sanctuary to the pampered traveler.




SUPERIOR SUITES: Empire, Medallion, & Aurora Suite


The Empire Suite

The Empire Suite shares a private foyer with The Villa Suite. With a sitting room and king-sized bed, The Empire Suite returns visitors to the Ottoman Empire with its murals of sultans and features soothing honey and jewel-tone color scheme.


The Medallion Suite

Climb the poolside spiral staircase to The Medallion Suite, with its rotunda overlooking one of the most beautiful mosaics in The Villa. The suite features a sitting alcove, a king-sized bed, and an oversized, custom shower with its patio overlooking the mosaic pool.


The Aurora Suite

Overlooking The Thousand Mosaic Pool, The Aurora Suite is bathed in golden light from the ample stained glass windows lining the bedroom and sitting room. The four-poster king-sized bed topped with swans assures sleep and relaxation fit for royalty.



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