SERENITY BY THE SEA - 1.5 ACRE ESTATE ON THE BAY

Diane Davis, Owner

Speaks english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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SERENITY BY THE SEA - 1.5 ACRE ESTATE ON THE BAY

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Sleeps 6-10 (1 King, 1 Queen and 4 tw in loft) + Den (Queen sleeper) , 2 Baths

Imagine your own secluded, tropical get-away where the rest of the world is but a distant memory and you indulge in luxurious views, decorator furnishings Begin your relaxation adventure with your soul-mate in an 18-jet prescription therapeutic massage jacuzzi overlooking the bay. Swing on the hammock while enjoying tropical breezes. Gaze at our glorious sunsets from your private dock or the upper deck while sipping Margaritas, nibbling on shrimp, stone crabs & other local delicacies. Watch the Dolphin, Manatees and tropical fish pass by! Bathe in the warm tropical sun on our private beach or swim and play in the pristine sandy bottom cove or take out the canoe and a variety of water toys. If you need to check in on the world, access the Internet with wi-fi that reaches to the beach! Enjoy the many area activities or just stay home - it's all good! Fully equipped gourmet kitchen and home theater with Satellite. A true vacation paradise that will bring you back again and again.

Location : Our slice of paradise is located at Mile Marker 95 in lower Key Largo / Tavernier. Within 10 miles in either direction, we have literally dozens of great restaurants, excellent shopping, fun attractions such as sealife museums and marine parks, and water sports include boating, guided fishing tours, diving/snorkeling, kayaking, etc. We are approximately 95 miles from Key West and it is very possible to have a great day trip down the scenic overseas highway to Key West and return by nightfall. Upon booking your stay, I can send you recommendations for things to do, places to eat, shop, visit with lots of links for more info. First time Keys visitors as well as the veterans have found this very helpful in planning their vacations.

Activities Onsite and Nearby: * Golf

* Tennis

* Shopping

* Sightseeing

* Restaurants

* Kayaking

* Sailing

* Boating

* Waterskiing

* Jet Skiing

* Shelling

* Swimming

* Snorkeling/Diving

* Windsurfing

* Biking

* Wildlife Viewing

* Fishing

* Fitness Center/Gym

* Health/Beauty Spa

* Basketball Court

* Antiquing

* Cinemas/Movie Theaters

* Live Theatre

* Miniature golf

Nearby Landings for Boat and Wave Runner Launch: Closest lauch is just south of us about 2/10 of a mile, on Sunset Road, which is the first right after our property heading south. Suitable for boats up to 30' or so. Larger boats may want to go to Tavernier Marina at Mile Marker 90. Tavernier Creek is also the closest open ocean access from Florida Bay where we are located.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Diane Davis, Owner (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
Speaks english

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 20 traveler reviews

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Serenity by the Sea - 1.5 Acre Estate on the Bay
average rating of 4.8 based on 20 reviews
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Serenity by the Sea - 1.5 Acre Estate on the Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p257985
Key Largo Upper Florida Keys
Wilmington, NC
5

Wonderful spot!

  • 5 of 5
This house is in a great location. Amazing views. We had a great time and would love to come back. Owner was super helpful with recommendations. Nice Jacuzzi.
We were even able to swim in the back yard (nice temp) in late Nov!
  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Serenity by the Sea - 1.5 Acre Estate on the Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p257985
Key Largo Upper Florida Keys
Ottawa, Canada
5

Perfect for a relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5
Unanimously our family agreed - best vacation ever!! The location is perfect. Just a short drive to the grocery store and many amazing restaurants. Diane was extremely helpful during our vacation planning. The house was great - the kids loved the loft bedroom. It is an older home so if you're looking for modern furnishing etc probably not the place for you. If you're looking for relaxed comfort and a homey atmosphere it is perfect. The dock was great for watching the sunset with a glass of wine or enjoying a morning coffee. It was a bit hot to use the hot tub but we did try it out a couple of times. The beach is rocky with a lot of marine vegetation so bring water shoes. The kids loved chasing the iguanas that frequent the backyard. Our daughter even spotted 5 dolphins just off the dock. We rented a boat from Bump and Jump and were very pleased with their service. Highly recommend renting a boat for a few days to enjoy the reefs. Bump and Jump is one of the few companies that offers insurance for their boats - a must as the waters are surprisingly shallow.

The home and property were clean and well maintained. The gentleman who maintains it was very helpful and made sure we were satisfied. I should add the bed in the master bedroom is extremely comfortable. Best sleep I've had in ages.

Our kids really enjoyed going to the beach in Key West and the Turtle Hospital in Marathon. Diane made some great restaurant recommendations. Snappers was our favourite. The scallops Dakota are out of this world. Louie's Backyard in Key West was beautifully located but quite expensive so save it for a special night. We went straight from the beach and felt very underdressed. The Fish House was great as well but did not have an outdoor patio which was something we really enjoyed with the other restaurants.

Overall fantastic. The only thing missing for us was a pool but otherwise very satisfied!
  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Serenity by the Sea - 1.5 Acre Estate on the Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p257985
Key Largo Upper Florida Keys
Swansea, IL, USA
5

Great stay, close to everything

  • 5 of 5
I tried submitting a review to VRBO twice and it was not posted, so I apologize for the lateness of this posting. We stayed from Christmas Day 2013 until the first week in January 2014. The house is secluded, but close to great attractions, diving, and restaurants. I had typed over a page of suggestions unfortunately last time and vrbo said they could not list business names. We have 2 small dogs and they were welcome at outdoor seating at the restaurants, in stores, and at attractions, make sure you research ahead of time, but very few places do not allow dogs which was wonderful for us and the dogs. The family who flew in to Fort Lauderdale were able to rent a "one way" rental to Key Largo (only major rental car company in town) and it was flawless on Christmas Day, if you rent cars a lot, you know this is very unique!

The dock and beach area with canoe is great to go out to the bay and paddle around. We rented 2 kayaks from a place across the street who was willing to deliver and pick up kayaks from the house. The beds downstairs were comfortable. We sent the younger people up the ladder and they seemed to enjoy all hanging out together in the loft and sleeping upstairs.Having 2 bathrooms was helpful with multiple people too. Enjoyed open floor plan where everyone could hang out in large kitchen without bumping into each other and the openness off the dining living area off of the kitchen. The hot tub was great on cool evenings and the A/C kept up with our demands for Midwest coolness inside the house. It was also great having the washer and dryer outside the front door on the covered patio. the table on the patio became my sorting and folding place so I could still enjoy looking at the bay and do what was necessary. It is an older home as someone else mentioned in a review, but that was part of the charm of being in the keys, not everything is brand new and looks like every other place you have been. I had hoped to stay at the house again this holiday if my family would come to their senses and let go of the idea of a "White Christmas!" That is why I had the time and drive to write this review for the third time, we are currently "snowed in in the end of march" in the midwest. Thanks for sharing your home with me, Susan
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Serenity by the Sea - 1.5 Acre Estate on the Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p257985
Key Largo Upper Florida Keys
Kitty hawk nc
5

Exactly what our Family was looking for!

  • 5 of 5
Serenity is the perfect name for this lovely property. Our family of 4 (2 boys age 10 and 12) enjoyed a week in March exploring Key Largo and lounging on the dock and beach. We snorkeled, fished, paddle boarded and kayaked. Enjoyed great meals in the well equipped kitchen and grilled out. On cooler evenings the hot tub was perfect to enjoy a glass of wine when the kids went to sleep from exhaustion of full days in the sun. The home was clean, attractively furnished and well equipped with everything we needed and more. Nearby restaurants and attractions make the location ideal...I was even able to get in my long training runs on the jogging/bike paths....Secretly was hoping that I would not be able to :-).... The state park for snorkeling was excellent, Theater by the Sea was spectacular and the Bird Rehabilitation Center kept my kids interested for over an hour. Birds up close and personal. My 12 year old had his first real snorkeling and came across a Manatee!! He swam with him for about 10 minutes...pretty amazing. Thank you for a memorable experience..We hope to come back!
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
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Serenity by the Sea - 1.5 Acre Estate on the Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p257985
Key Largo Upper Florida Keys
Petoskey,mi
2

Adult renter

  • 2 of 5
Stove was full of grease. Grease trap had not been drained. Refrigerator ran 24 hrs day condenser was covered with dust. Plantsvhad not been dusted place was very dusty. Toy room down below was trashed. Grill was filthy and would not get hot enough to cook. I would not recommend this property to anyone. Dog next door was allowed to bark at 1:30 in the morning. Caretaker next door ran leaf blower for 2 hrs a morning.

View was nice. Road noise was minimal. Everglades walking tour was great. Kayaking on bay was cool
Tasters and made to order were nice resturants. Key lime pie at ma,s kitchen was great
  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A major cleaning of stove and appliances was completed and the neighbor's early morning leaf blowing has been addressed. I was very sorry to hear of these problems after the fact and wish I could have had the chance to have them resolved on the spot. We strive to be responsive to any requests to make our tenants more comfortable.
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Serenity by the Sea - 1.5 Acre Estate on the Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p257985
Key Largo Upper Florida Keys
Piperton, TN
5

Peace, Quiet and Covenient

  • 5 of 5
The location and feeling of the property was excellent, the house itself was very good. This is the place if you are looking for quiet, clean, private waterfront serenity. We watched dolphins and manatees from the dock and the most beautiful sunsets over the water, we also loved sitting by the small private beach under the shade tree. The two bedrooms and two bathrooms were convenient and comfortable, the loft has a steep ladder, kids will probably love it, for adults it is a bit more challenging and there is no bathroom up there.
We plan on coming back.
  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Miami International
Nearest Motorway
Mile Marker 95 / US1 Overseas Highway
Nearest Beach
Man-made Beach on Property
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
Snappers Restaurant and Lounge
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Harriet's Breakfast and Lunch Dinner

Other Activities: RECOMMENDED:

- A day trip to Key West over the famous 7 mile bridge - just gorgeous views and a really fun day. A walk down Duvall Street, The Ernest Hemmingway Home, Mel Fisher Treasure Museum, and the sunset at Mallory Square are not to be missed.

- Glass-bottom boat tours at Pennecamp National Underwater Park in Key Largo

- Wildlife encounters at the nearby Theatre of the Sea, swim with the dolphins, scuba and snorkeling on the reefs

-1/2 hour from the Everglades, where you can experience an airboat ride, visit an Alligator farm and enjoy exceptional bird watching.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Key Largo House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
HOLIDAY
Dec 21 - Jan 3
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 nights
$3,200
 
 
WINTER 2014
Jan 4 - May 3
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 nights
$2,900
 
 
SUMMER 2014
May 4 - Sep 1
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 nights
$2,750
 
 
OFF-PEAK FALL
Dec 1 - Dec 20
3 nights
$333
$2,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Dockage (if applicable) $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%
Notes Subject to change. Please contact owner for specific quotes and for discounts for multiple weeks.
Sat-Sat Rentals during peak season, mid-week arrival acceptable in the Fall.
Published rates are for up to 6 people, additional guests $100/week/person.
$1000 refundable deposit. No Smoking indoors. Small Pet may be allowed with extra deposit and small additional charge.
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Amenities

Amenities

Key Largo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Adventure
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Broadband Access
  • Parking Off Street
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Heating
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Freezer
  • Blender
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , 2 twins + 2 trundles
    Den - 1 queen , Sleeeper Sofa
  • * Queen Bed * Twin/Single Bed * Convertible Bed
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Radio
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Sand Box
  • Boat Dock
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Golf Cart
  • Raft
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Balcony
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • reefs
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • groceries
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • paragliding
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • water tubing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
Notes:
parking for boat/trailer
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