MITCHELL'S KEYS VILLA - PRIVATE, SECLUDED HOUSE ON THE BAY

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Bedrooms 2
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MITCHELL'S KEYS VILLA - PRIVATE, SECLUDED HOUSE ON THE BAY

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House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Private, secluded villa faces Florida Bay in view of the fabulous Everglades. Located in a lush tropical hammock in a quiet residential area (rare). The villa is approx. 50 feet from the water. The property contains a wading beach and a free marina with night lights, power and water.

The villa itself comes with a fully-equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, linens, queen and king beds, Cable TV, VCR, and a Florida room for dining. Windows in the living room and bedroom cover two thirds of the wall giving the feeling of the outdoors being in. Beautiful glass block shower in good-sized shower. This is a small house, near the water, no high-rise, no canal, and no density of people problem. This is a laid-back atmosphere for those who desire it.

Islamorada proudly calls itself the 'Fishing Capital of the World.'

Keywords: House on One-acre Bay Hammock completely canopied

Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
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We are Bob and Phyllis Mitchell and have loved the Keys since we moved to Florida in the late 60's. I was an airline pilot for 25 years and at the same time worked as the Marketing Manager for Florida Sportsman Magazine. I am now retired. Phyllis is a retired teacher who now works as a volunteer to a long list of organizations from the local parks to looking out for abandoned or abused children in the Keys. We both are very community involved and are on many committees. We love fishing, especially when our grandchildren are visiting. We did many years of offshore fishing and after that many years of backcountry but are now slowing down on that. Our big love is plants and gardening and we love to keep the Villa property native and beautiful as well as our nearby house on an acre. We will be thrilled to give you a tour of the local plants and what we have done with the Villa property and ours.

The Owner purchased this house in 1984

We have loved the Keys since we moved to Florida in the late 60's. Within a few years we discovered the most delightful Keys hideout in Islamorada that is now the Keys Villa we own and rent. At the time it was a small non-typical motel with just a few units. The Villa is a small house on the property, comfortable for four people, and is free standing on an acre property with a free protected Marina. We keep it clean, constantly up-dated and remodeled, and very comfortable for our guests. The small town laid back atmosphere was very attractive but it took us until 1984 for this villa to come up for sale. There are three other rental accomodations, owned by friends, on the property so it is very quiet. We love it so much that we bought the property two doors north where we now live. We are nearby for your needs but not there unless you need us.

The property is so quiet with so few guests that folks naturally socialize. Nightly visits to the bay for the sunset, drinks and snacks become a norm. Maybe half the guests to the property are return people for years. A big hit is the occasional visits by an octopus which darts around changing colors as she passes over the bottom. Years ago one was feeding on the shrimp in my bait bag and when the bag was taken away from her she started putting her tenacles up on the dock looking for more. Soft heart, I fed her a few.

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Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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Mitchell's Keys Villa - Private, Secluded House on the Bay
average rating of 4.9 based on 66 reviews
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Mitchell's Keys Villa - Private, Secluded House on the Bay
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Islamorada Upper Florida Keys
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Our Favorite Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
The minute you pull off of A1A into the tropically landscaped lane, all our cares evaporate. Our family has enjoyed our stay in the Mitchell's Keys Villa for over a decade and never fail to rebook for the next year, even before leaving. The quaint Keys Villa is perfect for our needs and is nicely equipped for preparing our surf and turf meals! It is immaculate and offers a lovely view of the marina. We can see our boat from the living room! The sunsets are magnificient! I have recommended the property many times and noone is ever disappointed! Can't wait until 2010!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We have so many regular guests that come back year after year and Jaye and Russell are the best. We love to have so many nice people staying in the Villa and enjoying our Keys

Bob and Phyllis
Helpful votes: 19/19
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Mitchell's Keys Villa - Private, Secluded House on the Bay
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Islamorada Upper Florida Keys
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Keys Villa

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
Thank you so very much. Your hospitality is par none. See you next year
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Mitchell's Keys Villa - Private, Secluded House on the Bay
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Keys Villa

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
#must sees; Dolphin Research Center, Turtle Hospital, Theater of the Sea, Sombrero Beach, Ma's Seafood.

Bob and Phyllis, If I had to describe our stay in one word, unforgetble. After 33 years of being together I couldn't imagine a more perfect first vacation for everyone. Benny and I loved fishing in the ocean and catching the beautiful fish, admiring the different species, seeing the sharks in the bay, being surrounded by impeccable views of cerulean water, and the picturesque scenery. We met and petted dolphins, kissed Sea Lions, learned a lot about turtles and went to the beach every single day. It was an amazing experience. Thanks for everything especially the fresh avacado, mango and tomato.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Mitchell's Keys Villa - Private, Secluded House on the Bay
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Keys Villa

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Bob and Phyllis, We had a great time. You have a little piece of Old Florida here and we will be back.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Islamorada Upper Florida Keys
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Keys Villa

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
Thanks you for sharing the Mitchell's Keys Villa with us. You have a very beautiful and comfortable piece of paradise here. Seeing manatees sleeping in the marina was very cool. (We will send pictures) A little cloudy for the sunsets but we will look for them next year. Really enjoyed the quiet peaceful space outside that allowed the dogs plenty of room to stretch their legs. See you next year and thanks.

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Worldwide Sportsman Outdoor Store
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Trading Post Grocery

Bird Rescue Park, Five state parks within 10 miles, Sea life park (Theatre of the Sea)

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Availability & Rates

Islamorada House Rental Rates

Notes

  • $895-$1095/wk
  • US Dollars
  • 2013 pricing, $1095 for up to four. $895 for fall
  • Right on the bay and not up a canal. Look at the sunsets.
  • No damage deposit.
  • Plus 12.5% state and county Transient rental tax.
  • Transation Fee for Credit Cards and Pay Pal
  • Payments can also be made to our account at any Wells Fargo Bank nationwide

Amenities

Islamorada House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Internet
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Maker
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • limited accessibility ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome ...
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • paddle boating
  • boating
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • water skiing
  • tennis
  • golf
  • snorkeling/diving
  • cycling
  • jet skiing
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • kayaking
  • hiking
  • parasailing
  • swimming
  • sailing