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LAIDBACK BEACH SHACK, WITH A VINTAGE RETRO VIBE & SERENE FEEL.

Elsa

Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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LAIDBACK BEACH SHACK, WITH A VINTAGE RETRO VIBE & SERENE FEEL.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Key Largo Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Come stay ....The Laid Back Beach Shack will be your home away from home for as long as you want to stay in the Upper Keys.

We welcome you to fall in love with the area's casual atmosphere.

Experience the coziness of an original Conch House from the 50's completely renovated in 2010 to suit all of today's comforts.

Kick back, take off your shoes, and hang out on the deck.

Read a book outside or take a stroll to the neighborhood beach and park for a quick dip in the Bay. Do a lot or nothing at all.

Welcome to The Florida Keys!

Keywords: Little escape, original Upper Keys Conch House. Cottage with a water view. great for relaxation, fishing & intimate sunsets. Decorated with an eclectic vintage look, with surprises in every room. We even provide you with fishing poles and a cooler for your day at the neighborhood beach and pier.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Elsa (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english, spanish

About Elsa

We own a travel agency in Miami and one of our favorite things to do is head for Key Largo after a long work week. The peace and quiet of the hammocks and the beautiful sunsets, are just what the doctor ordered for relaxation.

When I am not walking on the beach, I am listening to quiet music and reading a good book. Sometimes, it's just nice to sit by the beach and reflect.

Elsa purchased this cottage in 1999

Why Elsa chose Key Largo

The house is very well situated. Only an 1 and 1/2 hours from Miami International airport and 2 hours from Key West, the southermost point of the United States.

We decided on a vacation house in Key Largo because it is like being on an island that you can drive to.

There is so much to do there. Swim with the dolphins, snorkel at the first underwater park in the United States, John Pennenkamp, or sail the calm waters of the Bay to witness the beautiful sunsets.

What makes this cottage unique

Stayng at our beach shack is a serene experience. Listen to the birds in the morning while you have a nice breakfast on the deck or stroll to the private beach to catch the sunset in the evening. When you come down to Key Largo, you get away and relax.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Laidback Beach Shack, with a Vintage Retro Vibe & Serene Feel.
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
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Laidback Beach Shack, with a Vintage Retro Vibe & Serene Feel.
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Key Largo Upper Florida Keys
5

Wonderful! Loved it!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed for a week and we couldn't have asked for a more wonderful location.

The owners were fantastic to work with-Great communication and very helpful. They have put a great deal of love and thought into this bungalow.

The bungalow was beyond cute! Great vintage/beach decor was unique and charming. The vintage stove is the centerpiece of the kitchen and it is awesome. Everything was neat as a pin. The owner put a great deal of though into making it comfortable for their guests, from extra pillows and blankets to DVD's to watch in the evening. There was not one thing that I can think of that wasn't available to us during our stay.

We spent most of our time of the lovely wooden deck/porch in the back of the house. We had breakfast, read our books and had cocktails out there! It also is very well cared for and tended. There is a nice privacy fence around the yard so if you were of a mind to just lounge all day in the chaise's, you could. A large, moveable umbrella made it possible to stay outside all day without a sunburn.

I cannot recommend this rental enough. We can't wait to go back next year!
  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
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Laidback Beach Shack, with a Vintage Retro Vibe & Serene Feel.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p351312vb
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Key Largo Upper Florida Keys
Harrisburg PA
4

Zen retreat

  • 4 of 5
On our recent stay at the Laidback Beach Shack, it was just what we were looking for.

May was the perfect time of year, with it being low season, the rental deal was awesome, and the birds were very entertaining at this time of year.

The private beach, which is no more than a block away, was our favorite sunset viewing area. Highly recommend making time for the sunsets as it is spectacular. It's not a beach as much as it is a boat launching area, but it has sand, and a nice covering for gatherings, with tables, and you need a key to get in, which makes it very private.

We used the back patio a great deal for eating, and also it made an incredible yoga space. We had a great time practicing yoga and just chilling and being zen with the birds and the outdoors. It's a very private space and was ideal for our needs.

As far as beaches go, we found the nearest state park beach very rocky, with no sand to speak of, but a nice view nonetheless. We preferred to visit Sombrero beach, which was our favorite, about an hour south on Hwy 1. We also visited Bahia Honda State Park beach as well, an hour an half south, as well. Anne's Beach is closer, but has very limited parking and is very crowded, for some reason. These were the closest beaches we could find.

We did not eat out, but we loved the Key Largo Fisheries and their fresh seafood caught daily. We cooked a great deal and the kitchen is very user friendly, with all you need to prepare your meals. The retro stove/oven center was certainly interesting, once you got the hang of it.

We enjoyed the bird sanctuary not far south on Hwy 1 very much. We also made our way down to Key West, which is accessible a little over 2 hours with the Hwy 1 traffic, and is doable as a day trip if you leave early enough.

The house is very clean, well maintained, and has a nice retro vibe. The pictures on the website do it justice. The rental process is very easy and everyone was very helpful when making the arrangements.

We wanted a place in a warm climate, with some access to the water, and this was perfect for us. I would recommend this to anyone who just needs to get away, as there is no wi-fi, and we couldn't find the dvd player, but this just made us disconnect, which was probably what we needed anyway.

If you are looking for close beach access, the only negative is the house is not closer to the nice beaches like Sombrero.

Laidback beach shack is the perfect description, and we enjoyed it!
  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Laidback Beach Shack, with a Vintage Retro Vibe & Serene Feel.
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Key Largo Upper Florida Keys
Philadelphia
5

vacation gem

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay - wish we had been there longer. The house is charming, very clean and comfortable. The neighborhood felt safe and we enjoyed strolling the quiet streets. One morning we had a wonderful breakfast outside on the patio. We heard more birds and wind than people and cars, so it was quite relaxing. We ate a lot of local seafood - I recommend the Fish House. We didn't find the beaches at John Pennekamp State Park that nice, but I highly recommend doing a snorkeling tour (by boat) there if you're into that. There are several excellent offshore reefs accessible only by boat. Definitely the most beautiful beach we visited was the southeast side of Bahia Honda State Park. It was 1 1/2 hours drive each way from Key Largo and so worth it. We also visited the Everglades - a surprisingly quick drive. We were amazed at the hordes of alligators on the Anhinga Trail by the Royal Palm Visitor Center.

Originally I had hoped to stay at a place farther out on the Keys, but in retrospect this place is the best of both worlds. Excellent central location, so peaceful and fairly priced. Hope to be back again!
  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Laidback Beach Shack, with a Vintage Retro Vibe & Serene Feel.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p351312vb
+1 -800-228-6422
Key Largo Upper Florida Keys
boston MA
5

great vacation and sunset over water views from beach

  • 5 of 5
we stayed at the beach shack recently and had a wonderful time . The house welcomed us with a bottle of wine and welcome wishes. The floorplan is more spacious than it looks from the outside, has high ceilings with interior of seascape and beach furnishings and pictures. We used it as a base for explorations to local parks and hiking trails as well as Everglades National park- It is close to Fish house (wonderful fresh seafood and great service) and Publix for shopping convenience. The use of the private community beach for a short stroll and sunset gazing is 2 min from the house. The owners were very responsive and helpful. Can definitely recommend staying here.
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Laidback Beach Shack, with a Vintage Retro Vibe & Serene Feel.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p351312vb
+1 -800-228-6422
Key Largo Upper Florida Keys
Toronto Ontario Canada
5

Vladimir Davydov Toronto Davydov_vn@yahoo.ca

  • 5 of 5
It's a wonderful decorated real Keys Conch House beautifully located close to community private beach.
We, my wife and I, chose this house on the VRBO site because of description and location and had a delightful vacation there. The listing is very accurate to describe the location and the rental's appearance and amenities. The house really has that magic atmosphere of the past which made our vacation much and much better. The house is thoroughly cleaned and maintained, everything is a good working condition. The home has a fully stocked kitchen as well as plenty of towel and linens. The furniture is comfortable and truly like being in your own home. The owners are nice and very helpful in answering all our questions before rental and during our time there. There is a lot of restaurants nearby and a plaza with a lot of shops and Publix to buy anything you want to. The John Pennekamp State Park is also very close and we spent a whole day there. I also recommend that Italian restaurant nearby - “Pizza Tower”, it’s close to the house and they cook a really good Italian food.
Thank u so much for letting us rent your wondeful home! Vladimir&Olga.
  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Car: necessary

The Laid Back Beach Shack is located in one of the first original fishing camps in Key Largo. In the mid 40-50's men would come from the mainland and because Key Largo was the first Island, they started setting shop and building small houses to spend the weekends and go fishing. This house was one of the first houses ever built in Key Largo Park. The house is located only a block from the bay with beautiful views of the water and sunsets.

We tried to create a feeling of bygone days, with decor of the era the house was built along with all the 21st century amenities you would need to make your vacation comfortable. The atmosphere is so tranquil that you are awakened by the sounds of nature. When you are here, you can walk to a local Italian Pizzeria, another 2 blocks south is Key Largo Chocolates. Great Ice Cream and you can always get free tastings of the latest chocolate treats! Another block down across the street you have the Famous Conch House Restaurant. Best Shrimp and fish tacos ever!

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $800 Per week

Key Largo Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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High Season and Holidays
Dec 15 2014 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
$3,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$800
$2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
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Amenities

Amenities

Key Largo Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) The twin bed is a day bed in the second bedroom., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The aqua sofa in the living room is a foam twin bed, by removing the bolster back cushions.
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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