Great Key Largo Vacation Home
Submitted: February 24, 2013
Stayed: October 2012
The Villa La Paloma house was a wonderful home and we truly enjoyed our stay and being in Key Largo. With Everglades NP, Biscayne NP, Miami and Key West all within a short drive we found Key Largo very central to many places that were easy to explore. We did pay for a modestly priced hotel when we went to Key West so we didn’t have to drive there and back in the same day.
Although we did a great deal of exploring, we also spent a lot of our time just relaxing at the house and enjoying the view. The owners take great pride in their home; the house is very clean and well kept. All the pictures represent the house well and the view out the back is truly spectacular--the pictures don’t do it justice. We rented kayaks from Florida Bay Outfitters, as recommended by another reviewer. They delivered them to the house and we enjoyed kayaking through the “neighborhood” and nearby state park. We cooked many meals in the well-stocked kitchen; though do recommend both locations of Mrs. Mac’s Kitchen (original at mile marker 99.4 and second at MM 99) for a good meal.
Surprising to us was the Keys don’t have much for white sandy, Caribbean beaches. However, we found a great one at Bahia Honda State Park (MM 37).
Although we highly recommend the home, to write a genuine review we wanted to share a few items. Be sure to read your paperwork carefully and check the dates in all the written materials. This didn’t ever become an issue, but much of our paperwork and follow up emails needed to be corrected. The homeowner’s very large boat is stored in the backyard. The view is so impressive it would have been nice if the boat was stored on the side of the house or at a storage lot. There was very little for cleaning supplies; we had to ration our dishwasher tablets across 9 days and purchase laundry detergent to freshen our bath towels.
We look forward to staying here again when in Key Largo.
Families with Teenagers,
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