BAYSIDE: 1ST FLOOR APARTMENT IN NATIVE HAMMOCK ON FLORIDA BAY

Bernie Holzman

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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BAYSIDE: 1ST FLOOR APARTMENT IN NATIVE HAMMOCK ON FLORIDA BAY

Islamorada Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Holzman’s Bayside is a first floor apartment overlooking the water. Bayside is located on a small resort property nestled in a native hammock on Florida Bay. An easy 90 minute drive from Miami International Airport, this property is located in the heart of Islamorada, directly on Florida Bay, in a secluded native hammock. Bayside is fully air conditioned and there are ceiling fans throughout. The kitchen is modern and equipped with all the desired appliances. The property is a nature lovers dream with resident fish, lobster, an octopus and an occasional manatee in the marina, iguanas that sun themselves by the boat basin and pelicans, egrets and osprey that fly in for periodic visits. Our boat basin can accommodate boats up to 26 feet in length and dockage is included in the rental.

For a visual tour visit http://www.myvisuallistings.com/fsvt/70450

The property is private and secluded, away from traffic and noise, yet is convenient to many of the best restaurants and attractions in the Keys. A variety of shopping is nearby. Sunsets over the water of Florida Bay are breathtaking. Well behaved pets are welcome, please inquire.

Bayside has a master bedroom with a king size bed and it's own bathroom. There is a second bath. There is a new queen size Murphy bed in the living room. The living room and dining area are bright and sunny. The kitchen is fully equipped with oven, range and microwave, dishwasher, icemaker, coffee pot, blender, dishes and pots and pans. A barbecue is provided to grill your fresh catch. The entertainment center has a TV with cable services, a DVD player, and stereo should it rain one afternoon. A clothes washer and dryer are provided. The marina has electric service and water, and has automatic lights at night.

A boat ramp is available for boats up to 17-18 feet. Trailer parking is available. Included in the rental is admission to the Islamorada Founders Park, just a short drive north to Plantation Key where you will find an olympic size pool, tennis, ball fields, and other amenities.

You're minutes away from the best back country (bonefish, tarpon, permit, snook, redfish), blue water (sailfish, dolphin, wahoo, cobia) and reef fishing (grouper, snapper, yellowtail) in the entire Florida Keys. Fishing off of our jetty in the evening is a lot of fun for the kids. Magnificent snorkeling and scuba diving sites abound in the local area. A wide range of boating activities are available year round since our area of the bay is well protected. Sea Kayaking and canoeing along our shoreline is popular. Of course water skiing and knee-boarding are a hit with the kids. Local shopping for clothing, souvenirs, and fishing and boating needs is plentiful. Grocery stores are convenient.

There are several local attractions if you need a day out of the sun and there are several . Key West is a day-trip away.

Bayside is an unique place, and the people who visit, both owners and guests, feel very special about the property. The privacy is wonderful, the accommodations are new and clean, the property peaceful, and the access to the fishing is the best in the Keys, indisputably. We hope you will also find it as special as have we, and will add your name to the growing list who return to enjoy the most gorgeous sunsets and the best fishing and diving in the world.

Bayside generally rents for 1 week intervals, from Saturday to Saturday. If Bayside is what you are looking for, please contact us and to reserve the dates. The reservation will be confirmed upon receiving a check for $500.00. The balance of the rental costs including tax (12.5%) are due 8 weeks before arrival.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Bernie Holzman (Owner)
Advertiser since 2004
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About Bernie Holzman

We're Bernie & Linda Holzman and Bayside is one of two units we have on this property. We're originally New Yorkers but have lived in Florida for more than 30 years. Our kids grew up on this property and we consider ourselves very lucky that we have had the opportunity to enjoy it and help develop it into a special vacation destination for families and couples who love the water, boating, diving and fishing as do we.

Bernie Holzman purchased this condo in 1994

Why Bernie Holzman chose Islamorada

We were introduced to this property in 1984 by very close friends, Phyllis & Bob Mitchell (VRBO#34491) who had just purchased their unit. It was love at first sight, the open views of Florida Bay, the magnificent sunsets, the privacy and great boating facilities. It took 7 years for another unit to come up for sale and when it did we jumped on it in 1991. That wass our first unit, the Keys Kottage (VRBO # 33938). In fact, it took two years to completely remodel the Keys Kottage, every weekend and vacation. We enjoyed being there so much that when we finished and began to rent the Keys Kottage to special guests we had to buy another unit (VRBO# 72385) and start all over again, just so we could spend our free time there. This unit which is on the water overlooking our boat basin and Florida Bay became Bayside which we made into a very special place, for our own use. But we didn't count on our grandchildren (five of them) living in the northeast. So now that we are retired, we spend all of our spare time on airplanes visiting our grandchildren. And our special Bayside is available for guests to enjoy.

What makes this condo unique

Bayside, and the property we know as Holiday House, is a unique property unlike almost anything in the keys. It is small and private, yet the owners and guests who vacation here are warm and friendly. We are centrally located in the heart of Islamorada and convenient to restaurants, grocery stores, tourist attractions, marinas and fuel docks and access to the back country or the patch reefs and offshore fishing. And without a doubt this is the finest location to watch the most gorgeous sunsets over the water,........ and if you're real lucky you just might see the green flash!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Had a wonderful time at Bayside. Perfect location for great boating, fishing, kayaking, upscale restaurants, shopping, activities, and relaxing. The unit has been recently remodeled and no comfort is overlooked. Even though I did not cook, there was everything you could possibly need for indoor or outdoor cooking. I was initially concerned about the Murphy bed in the living room, but it has a great mattress and plenty of living room space with it set up. We actually left it down the whole time.



We rented a tandem kayak and road bike from the shop at the end of the street, very accommodating, reasonably priced, and quality equipment. Part of vacation for us is eating out every meal with our dogs and the restaurants in this area (Marker 88-great place to take dogs with huge outdoor seating area,The Green Turtle-small outdoor area in back for dogs, Chef Michaels-great Sunday brunch, MEAT, Kaiyo, Mrs. Mac's Kitchen, and I am sure I am leaving out some)are the best in the keys. Theater of the Sea (where you can also take your well behaved dogs to the park, boat ride, dolphin,and sea lion shows)which is a regular stop for us every year is a family run old Florida attraction where you can swim with a dolphin, sea lion, and/or sting rays. We have participated in these activities in many facilities and this has one of the best interactions we have ever experienced. This is about as close as you can get to blue green Caribbean waters without getting on a plane and using a passport. Anne's Beach, just a little bit south of bayside, is a wonderful place to see a keys oceanside beach with your dog. Also, Founder's park, a little north, has a great dog park and a nice beach on the bayside (but no dogs are allowed on the beach).



Finally, in our dogs vacation it was nice for them to see and play with the other renter's dogs. Besides hanging out with neighbors around the dock area at sunset, there was also plenty of space if you wanted to watch the sunset alone, everyone respected everyone else's privacy, but also helped out if you needed with boats, etc. We loved it and we will definitely be back! Susan
Dec 2013
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Reviews

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Bayside: 1st Floor Apartment in Native Hammock on Florida Bay
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
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Bayside: 1st Floor Apartment in Native Hammock on Florida Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p72385vb
800-284-0966
Islamorada Upper Florida Keys
Jacksonville, FL
5

We had an AWESOME time at Bayside!

  • 5 of 5
We loved the first floor apartment, with easy access to our boat and the water! We fished, snorkeled and swam with a manatee - right there in the harbor! The owners were very pleasant to work with and made our week's stay absolutely fabulous! I highly recommend Bayside on Islamorada!
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Bayside: 1st Floor Apartment in Native Hammock on Florida Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p72385vb
800-284-0966
Islamorada Upper Florida Keys
Gananoque, Ontario, Canada
5

Wonderful Vacation Paradise

  • 5 of 5
Absolutely lovely relaxing spot - beautiful location with very nice spacious comfortable condo, bay views, incredible sunsets - perfect for docking our dinghy boat and heading out to various shoal areas to swim and snorkel - we had such an enjoyable time - thank you Bernie and Linda.
  • Submitted: May 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Bayside: 1st Floor Apartment in Native Hammock on Florida Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p72385vb
800-284-0966
Islamorada Upper Florida Keys
Georgia
5

WONDERFUL!!!

  • 5 of 5
I wanted to let you know how very much we loved our anniversary vacation. I don't think I've ever taken a trip where I came home so relaxed and rested - and it was not because we weren't busy. The apt. was great and just right for us. The jacuzzi tub was a favorite place for me. We decided Islamorada was the perfect part of the keys to stay because of the convenience to activities, shopping, restaurants, etc. The other vacationers were never obvious or intrusive and help with questions was always immediately available. Our only regret was that we didn't take our 9 year old grand-daughter. She would have LOVED it. This was our first vacation there but I'm sure it won't be our last. Thank you for making this beautiful place available.
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
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Bayside: 1st Floor Apartment in Native Hammock on Florida Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p72385vb
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Islamorada Upper Florida Keys
Viera, FL
5

Perfect Spot!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Bayside. Our only regret is that we did not book two weeks! However, hindsight is 20/20, but I can promise we will not make that mistake again. The unit was perfect for us and our dog, and without a doubt this is a treasure. We shall return! Thank you so much for a wonderful week. (And keep in mind that we arrived the weekend of Hurricane Issac, but even he didn't bother us! The unit is that nice!)
  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
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Bayside: 1st Floor Apartment in Native Hammock on Florida Bay
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800-284-0966
Islamorada Upper Florida Keys
Hammond, IN
5

We Want to come back!!

  • 5 of 5
This is a very clean, very spacious, well thought-out home for a vacation. The beds are comfy, the living space is roomy and I can't think of anything we needed that we didn't have. The seawall is AMAZING and the place we spent most of our time catching sharks, barracuda, catfish, snapper, ladyfish, and even a toadfish! What a place to kick back and relax, have a drink and watch the sunset. The owners are quick to reply to any inquiries. If you park in the Bayside slot, you have flowers on your car every morning. There is a very friendly squirrel, iguaunas, and several land crabs everywhere. The outside deck is a perfect place to cook your catch of the day and a great way to wind down for the day. Thank you Bernie and Linda . We had a great, memorable time sitting on the seawall, playing "the cloud game" (finding shapes in the clouds) and just overall relaxing and forgetting about our work lives for awhile. We'll be back, with your permission.
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Bayside: 1st Floor Apartment in Native Hammock on Florida Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p72385vb
800-284-0966
Islamorada Upper Florida Keys
Tennesessee
4

Keys Vacation

  • 4 of 5
Villa was in a great location. Reminded me of old Florida. Nice harbor for small boat. Enjoyed our stay.
  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Miami International Airport
Nearest Motorway
US-1
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Founders Park
Nearest Barpub
everywhere
Nearest Restaurant
everywhere
Nearest Point of Interest
Back Country Kayak Outfitters
Nearest Point of Interest
Theatre of the Sea
Nearest Point of Interest
Holiday Isle Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Founders Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Whale Harbor Restaurant and Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
History of Diving Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Lorelei Restaurant and Cabana Bar
Nearest Point of Interest
Worldwide Sportsman Store and Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Islamorada Fish Company
Nearest Point of Interest
Chef Lupe's Lazy Days Restaurant
Car: recommended

Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, spa, wildlife viewing, boating

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Islamorada Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall Season
Aug 23 2014 - Dec 20 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,295
 
 
In-Season
Dec 21 2014 - Aug 22 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,495
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,495
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.5%
Notes Deposit of $500.00 to guarantee the reservation. Balance is due 8 weeks before arrival.
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Amenities

Amenities

Islamorada Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Laundry Soap
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) in master bedroom, Baby Cribs (1) Available upon advance notice., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Murphy Beds (1) Queen size Murphy bed over looking the marina and Florida Bay, in the living room.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • bay/sound
  • library
  • theme parks
  • coin laundry
  • reefs
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • paragliding
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • sailing
  • parasailing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • wind-surfing
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