Approximately four acres in size with vast green areas and unobstructed views of Biscayne Bay, Thalatta Estate offers direct access to the pristine waters of Biscayne Bay. Its proximity to the water allows for a habitat of herons, pelicans, marine iguanas, and other plant and wildlife to thrive in and around the mangroves, which adorn the northeast portion of the property. To learn more about the educational and nature-based programs being offered at Thalatta Estate Park, click here.
The site houses a beautiful two story vintage residence designed and built by the Connett family, who named it "Thalatta," a Latin variation on the Greek word "thalassa" meaning "the sea." On June 11, 2007, the Village Council honored the original name by naming the property "Thalatta Park."
The structure represents a modest interpretation of the Mediterranean-Revival style, similar to that of the historic Charles Deering Estate located immediately to the north. This style was prevalent at the conclusion of the boom era and typical of the area's construction style. A tower located on the third story adds an element of uniqueness for this type of style and period.
Contributing to the architectural significance of the residence are such features as a red clay-tiled roof, stuccoed walls, symmetrical facade, round-arched openings, varied window sizes with broad expanses of wall between them, doorways emphasized with pilasters, random examples of carved and cast ornament and wrought iron elements, decorative original Cuban tile floors and insets, ornamental mantle, carved wood entry doors and moldings, wood ceiling beams, and decorative cast plaster brackets.
Acquisition of Property
The property was acquired by the Village in 2005 in an unprecedented effort to preserve an important landmark in South Miami-Dade County. At the time, the Village dedicated a third of its entire municipal budget to purchase the property for fear that a private developer would demolish the 1926 residence and carriage house to make way for a mini-mansion on the bay. See historic and current photographs.
Thalatta Estate Park 17301 Old Cutler Road Palmetto Bay, FL 33157
Whether you are planning an intimate wedding or a grand gala, personalize your affair with a wide array of amenities and features.
Park amenities include:
Ceremonial staging area (at water's edge)
Covered Terrace (dimensions: 25 x 40)
Main House (including access to main parlor and educational meeting room)
Meandering walkway/bikeway to water's edge (with bench seating and drinking fountains)
Outdoor Terrace (dimensions: 40 x 60)
Picturesque Reflecting Pond
Prep Catering Kitchen (requires Catering Permit)
Security Service (during events)
Spur from Old Cutler Bike Trail
Unobstructed views of Biscayne Bay
Valet Service (during events)
Directions From North
Travel southbound on I-95 or SR-826 to S Dixie Highway. Continue south to SW. 168th Street. Make a left-hand turn on 168th Street and go east for 2.25 miles. On Old Cutler Road, make a right and head southbound. After ¼ of a mile, Thalatta Estate will be on your left-hand side.
When traveling on the Florida turnpike, take exit 16 toward FL -992/ SW. 152 Street heading east. After 4.25 miles, make a right-hand turn onto Old Cutler Road. After 1.35 miles, Thalatta Estate will be on your left-hand side.
Travel northbound on S Dixie Highway. Make a right on Eureka Drive/S.W. 184th Street. After 2.4 miles, turn left onto Old Cutler Road. In ¾ of a mile, Thalatta Estate will be on your right-hand side.
17301 Old Cutler Road
Palmetto Bay, FL 33157