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HISTORIC WATERFRONT 2 BEACH HOME -PERFECT FOR FAMILIES, GATHERINGS AND RETREATS

Marlee or Dylan Matheson

Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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HISTORIC WATERFRONT 2 BEACH HOME -PERFECT FOR FAMILIES, GATHERINGS AND RETREATS

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Key Largo House Rental Photos and Description

2 Houses- total of 6 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 16)

Why would anyone want to rent a house on a canal right next to other houses and no real place to swim when you could rent this private stunning place surrounded on 3 sides by water. We have the most charming and spectacular and intimate property in Key Largo for your vacation rental. With our own private beach and lovely breezes, stunning moon rises over the water, gorgeous sunrises and sunset skies and tropical gardens and delightful breezes, you couldn’t have a better place for an enjoyable stay.

Historic Shadow Point' estate, a gated community, offers an exclusive retreat for vacationers desiring an intimate and private setting. This vacation rental is perfect for boaters, kayakers, canoers, divers and fishermen and can comfortably accommodate family retreats, workshops, film shoots, anniversary parties, and commitment ceremonies without the restrictions of hotels, receptions and brunches. This historic one-of-a-kind estate offers a glimpse of Key Largo as it was at the turn of the century. With its original Dade County hard wood floors, sinks in every room and unique pocket slider windows, the two guest houses offer the vacationer a chance to step back in time and experience the charm of days gone by. Located on a gated hammock point, the 2.5-acre estate is filled with lush tropical trees and a 260-degree view of pristine Key Largo Sound. It has its own private beach ready to launch kayaks and paddleboards or built your own sand castle. The best dive reefs in the country are just a short boat ride away.

HISTORY: Shadow Point was built in 1917 by a ship captain and later bought by Chicago Industrialist, Frank Sweeting, for his fishing friends. After his daughter and son-in-law, Leila & Marvin Adams, inherited the property, Adams spearheaded the design and construction of the nearby canal that links the bay side with the ocean side of Key Largo. It is now know by the locals as ' Adams Cut'.

Named for the beautiful changing shadows and light that filter through the tropical hardwood hammock, Shadow Point is located on Key Largo Sound, the ocean side of Key Largo. Today, this estate offers the same relaxed atmosphere and seclusion of an earlier era. The 2.5 acre point is filled with lush tropical trees including Buttonwood, Gumbo Limbo. Lignum Vitae, and Key Lime. With a 260-degree view of pristine Key Largo Sound, Shadow Point is an exclusive retreat for those desiring an intimate and private setting.

ACCOMMODATIONS: The main house has four large bedrooms with twin beds in two rooms and 2 king beds in the other two. There are private baths in both bedrooms with king beds. The large kitchen is user-friendly and perfect for viewing the lovely trees and water while sipping coffee. The dining table can seat fourteen for family gatherings. A large breezy porch with hammock and two daybeds runs the length of the house and offers a panoramic view of the water. The guest cottage has a small stocked kitchen, two bedrooms that each contain twin beds, a living room with a queen pullout couch, and a charming screened porch. Air conditioning, cable TV and wireless Internet add comfort and convenience. The property has 3 docks one of which has electric and water and can take a boat that draws up to 4 feet. This vacation rental is perfect for boaters, divers and fishermen along with being large enough for family retreats, workshops, and film shoots. We prefer to rent both houses together so you can experience total privacy and seclusion.

ACTIVITIES & ATTRACTIONS: Swimming, sailing, canoeing, and kayaking are available on site. Boat rentals, para sailing, reef diving are nearby. Local attractions include Theater of the Sea, a marine mammal park, 5 miles south; Swim with the Dolphins, 3 miles south; and the Key Largo Community Park, with swimming pools, tennis courts, and a fitness trail. Shopping and restaurants are only minutes away. We have had numerous celebrations at Shadow Point. Please call for information.

Other Activities: kayaking, canoeing, tubing, boating, paddle boarding

Keywords large property, estate, secluded, private, home owner association

Beach front, swimming, snorkeling, paddle boarding

Family groups, Historic house, commitment ceremonies Workshops,

Sun, fishing, 3 docks, diving, retreats brunches, rehearsal dinners, receptions, tropical gardens, tropical breezes,

Kayaking,

We accept only personal checks made out to Shadow Point LLC sent to 3800 Wood Ave., Miami, and Fl. 33133. Please make sure you talk to us personally before sending any money. Please beware of illegal (less than 28 day) Vacation Rental operations in all of Monroe County, FL. Historic Shadow Point is managed and operated by a Homeowners Association and two (2) Licensed Monroe County Vacation Rental Managers thereby permitting the rental of the property for less than 28 days. Please call our licensed vacation rental managers for further details regarding this matter.

Frank Gonzalez -786-587-5533

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Marlee or Dylan Matheson (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english

About Marlee or Dylan Matheson

This property has been in the family for almost 100 years.

Marlee or Dylan Matheson purchased this house in 1924

Why Marlee or Dylan Matheson chose Key Largo

This property has been in my family for 100 years. It was one of the first houses built on Key Largo and located in an incredible secluded hammock that instantly takes travelers away from the hustle and bustle of life. I am the 5th generation of owners and I have decided to share this wonderful place.

What makes this house unique

Like stepping back in time to the lazy days of the 1920's

Guestbook comments from the owner

What can you say about a vacation for 13 people (five grandchildren age 3-8)my wife and me and our three children's families when everything went really well. Shadow Point was wonderful--the large screened porch was the gathering point for adults as they emerged in the morning with their coffees and gradually got prepared for the day. Weather cooperated so much time was spent by children enjoying the small beach and the adults not being fearful of any problems. Kayaks were used by dads and their children and sunning, sitting and reading were much enjoyed activities by adults. The grounds are spectacular with beautiful landscaping right up to the water. The house is equipped with everything that anyone could possibly need; the beds were comfortable and we never ran out of hot water. A day in Key West for some; a day in the Everglades for everyone, and individual excusions to Anne's Beach and other places were perfect. The bottom line is that the house with its charm and comfortableness was the center point that made everyone happy. We hope to be able to return again. A really grand place for a large famility to enjoy! And thank you Marlee for making sure that we didn't worry about a thing!



Recommended for: age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, pet-friendly
Mar 2011
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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 24 traveler reviews

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Historic Waterfront 2 Beach Home -Perfect for Families, Gatherings and Retreats
average rating of 5.0 based on 41 reviews
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Historic Waterfront 2 Beach Home -Perfect for Families, Gatherings and Retreats
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p336813vb
-772-7089599
Key Largo Upper Florida Keys
5

Beautiful and Spacious property, great for mini-season

  • 5 of 5
This property is one of a kind. Nearly every window in the house and the cottage has a view of the water. It is very secluded and private with plenty of room for a big group. We had two boats docked up and it was so easy just to launch the boats into the water right from the house instead of having to go to a nearby boat ramp and pay to use the ramp. We also liked how easy it was to get out to the ocean to catch lobster and fish. We ended up with 29 lobster, a grouper, a hogfish, and a mutton snapper. We absolutely feasted like royalty and the kitchen made it easy to do that. It was fully stocked with spices and every cooking utensil/pot/pan etc that you could ever need. We loved ringing the bell outside when a meal was ready, we called it the dinner bell! There is no shortage of entertainment here from the paddle boards and kayaks to the
old school poker table that we used almost every night. Between the group we had three small dogs and they enjoyed it as much as the people.

Shadow Point is a special place and we had a blast! I highly recommend it.
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay at Historic Shadow Point. Sounds like lobster mini season was very successful for you. Come back soon and leave a hint to where all those bugs were caught!
Marlee
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Historic Waterfront 2 Beach Home -Perfect for Families, Gatherings and Retreats
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p336813vb
-772-7089599
Key Largo Upper Florida Keys
Mattawan, Mi
5

Unbelievable Corporate Retreat!!

  • 5 of 5
11 Directors of a large Medical Device company spent a week on this amazing property. We rented a massive 34 foot boat and docked it at the house the entire week. The property owners and the care taker were VERY easy to work with and the communication was spectacular. They are very used to hosting people and have every single thing you could think of there for you. This is classic old world Key Largo charm. We had meetings on the wonderful grounds outside and also in the living room with the cool breezes blowing through the windows. All rooms have wall AC that provide unbelievable A/C when/if needed. The towels and sheets were in A++, and the kayaks, paddle boards were excellent.
The best part is how secluded you feel surrounded on 3 sides by water, but anytime we needed supplies or wanted to go out to eat, everything was within a 2 minute drive or a short walk.
For those boat/water lovers, this is a perfect location. It is literally right next to the cut that goes to the Gulf side, so if it gets windy, just head of there for the day. However, the best was the access to the Ocean and all the best dive and snorkling sites that are very very close to the house. We had people who had vacationed their entire adult life on Key Largo and they all said this house was the best location they have ever stayed in for location on the water.
We had female and male attendees and this property was set up perfectly with 2 homes on the property. In the cottage we had 4 females and they had their own bathroom and kitchen and living area (pull out bed could have slept more if needed). The males stayed in the house and there was plenty of rooms and bathrooms as well.
I can't rave enough about this property!!! Absolutely book with zero concerns!
  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Historic Waterfront 2 Beach Home -Perfect for Families, Gatherings and Retreats
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p336813vb
-772-7089599
Key Largo Upper Florida Keys
5

Amazing!!! Pre-summer vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5
The pictures of this house were beautiful online and we could tell that this would be a nice place to vacation. When we arrived and toured the house and the grounds a feeling of serenity came over us and we felt completely one with nature. The grounds were well kept and beautifully landscaped. We had a 27 foot boat that fit perfectly on the dock. The property even has a mini beach for the kids to play. The house has a large kitchen and was well equipped with any and all cooking supplies. We even used their waffle maker for breakfast a few times. The beds were comfortable and there was a constant breeze flowing threw the house with the windows open and a/C off. We used the a/c at night to sleep. The house has so much character and a nostalgic keys look and feel . We are so lucky to have come across this treasured property and can't wait until we return!
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Historic Waterfront 2 Beach Home -Perfect for Families, Gatherings and Retreats
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p336813vb
-772-7089599
Key Largo Upper Florida Keys
5

Awesome Private Retreat

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful family reunion. Beautiful private, island like, retreat. The kayaking was awesome. The water was clear and warm. Not a swimming area; however, lots of fun.
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Historic Waterfront 2 Beach Home -Perfect for Families, Gatherings and Retreats
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p336813vb
-772-7089599
Key Largo Upper Florida Keys
5

Amazing Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5
This was not our first trip to the Keys but it was our first time at Shadow Point. We cannot say enough about this property. By far, one of the best vacations ever! There were 12 of us total (all adults but this is a great place for kids too) and it turned out to be the perfect place to celebrate my husband's 40th (which we kept a surprise)! We snorkeled, fished and just relaxed on the beach the entire time. Shopping and great restaurants are very close and convenient but the 2 full kitchens made it very easy to cook most of the time. The large dining room table accomodated all of us and made dinners much more fun. Marlee was very easy to work with and there wasn't anything the place did not have for us. We look forward to many more vacations at Shadow Point in the future.
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for choosing Shadow Point. We love to share this gem with others so they can create their own memories!
Marlee
business
Historic Waterfront 2 Beach Home -Perfect for Families, Gatherings and Retreats
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p336813vb
-772-7089599
Key Largo Upper Florida Keys
Wheat Ridge, CO USA
5

Great for larger Family get togethers

  • 5 of 5
16 person family vacation, the kids 9-15 loved the beach and the docks for swimming, the kayaks were used by all. the large dining room was great for all to sit, eat and talk. Kitchen was large enough for several people to work at the same time. The historic ambiance was enjoyed by all. Close to shopping and plenty of shade trees, gorgeous location.
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Many thanks - So glad your family enjoyed their vacation. Please come visit us again. You are always welcome. Marlee

Map

Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Pennecamp Park
Car: necessary

This 2.5 acre ocean side estate is located at the north end of Key Largo Sound at mile marker 103 just a one hour drive from Miami International Airport. It is across the highway from the Marriott Resort yet so secluded you would think you were in another world.

Other Activities: Kayaking, Canoeing, Tubing, Boating, Paddle boarding, Fishing, Swimming, Sun bathing - All of these things can be done right from the property. Right across the highway is the Marriott Resort that offers boat rentals and parasailing. Nearby you can take a snorkel and dive boat to the most beautiful reefs in the world. Stay on land and go across the Street to 'Sun Downers' Restaurant to get a view of the bay and feed the Tarpon.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $5,600 Per week

Key Largo House Rental Rates

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Aug 31 2014 - Jan 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$7,000
 
 
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7 night minimum stay
$5,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $1,500
cleaning $400
Tax Rate 12.5%
Notes We prefer to rent the cottage with the main house so you can experience total privacy.
Special Event pricing subject to type of event and /or number of persons.
To hold your dates half of payment due with signed contract. The other half plus security deposit due 60 days before rental.
This is a great price for what you are getting.The use of 5 kayaks and 2 paddle boards, tubes and snorkle equipment are all included with this price. This is at the minimum a $2500 added bonus.
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Amenities

Amenities

Key Largo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4.5
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • King size beds (2) 2 rooms have KING SIZE BEDS and PRIVATE BATHS., Twin or Single Beds (8) 4 bedrooms have 2 twin beds in each room porch has two twin beds, Baby Cribs (1) one pack and play, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) one pull out queen sofa in cottage.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Gated Community
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Raft
  • Sailboat
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Skis
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We have 2 single man kayaks and one double kayak, one childs kayak, 2 paddle boards and a canoe for guests use.

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