The boyhood home of George E. Merrick, founder and developer of the City of Coral Gables, this historic landmark house ... More
Coral Gables Merrick House
The boyhood home of George E. Merrick, founder and developer of the City of Coral Gables, this historic landmark house originally began as a frame house which was added onto in 1906. The house is beautifully restored to the 1920s period and is filled with the Merrick family's art, furniture, and personal treasures.
The original home of the Merrick family, purchased sight unseen in 1899, formerly the Gregory Homestead. The house was upgraded from a small wooden structure to a majestic oolite rock Classical Revival home in 1906. The back country cabin came with two acres of guavas, which were juiced to make jelly, a local delicacy.
The signature gabled tile roof made of "coral rock" influenced the naming of the newly improved structure, the community and the city. Interestingly, George Merrick's mother Althea wanted to name the property "Guavonia" but the clan was thankfully influenced by President Grover Cleveland's summer home "Gray Gables."
In the rear, a fern-draped rock grotto features shady sitting areas, running water and a small pond -- the perfect place to repose on a hot summer afternoon. The property is now a city museum with guided tours.
Amenities:Refrigerator. In Room Wireless Internet Access (Free). Hot Water. In Room Broadband Internet Access (Free). In Room Wireless Internet Access.
Hair Dryer. Television (Cable/Satellite). Non Smoking Rooms. Telephone. Private bathroom. Daily Maid Service. Air Conditioning (In Room). Television. Microwave ...
The Gables Inn offers spacious and comfortable accommodations in Coral Gables, one of the most desirable areas of Miami. Located
directly across the street from the University of Miami, just minutes from Dadeland Mall, the Shops at Sunset and ...