BAYSIDE COTTAGE IN ISLAMORADA, CONCH HOUSE

Lori Singleton

Speaks english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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BAYSIDE COTTAGE IN ISLAMORADA, CONCH HOUSE

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Waterfront cottage in Islamorada

OUR HOUSE IS YOUR HOUSE…

Come relax in a beautiful bayside paradise! Our property has been family owned and entertaining guest for over 35 years.The Bayside Cottages is a privately owned hidden jewel harboring three unique cottages and one small guest cottage. Ranging from one to two bedrooms, each residence is self-sufficient with its own well equipped kitchen, television, and all the comforts of home. All of our cottages are extra clean and uniquely decorated with fresh tropical décor. You will love our secluded private beach, beautifully landscaped with a fire pit surrounded by Adirondack chairs and shady palms trees. A fishing dock extends out over 120 feet into the pristine waters of the Florida Bay, with plenty of shade and seating including hammock swings and lounge chairs. We even have an outdoor kitchen and Tiki Hut with a stainless steel grill and full refrigerator. It’s everything you need to enjoy lunch or dinner by the waters edge. Your furry friends are welcome and will love our large fenced grassy yard with shallow water access for swimming and playing fetch. Also including kayaks, floats, beach towels, fishing poles, lobster equipment and snorkel gear all free for you to enjoy!

Bring your own boat or rent one during your stay, dockage and trailer parking is available for boats up to 22 ft. Inquire for details.

THE CONCH HOUSE...

Breathtaking full view of the bay! Large open back porch with plenty of seating to enjoy morning coffee or a refreshing cocktail while watching the sunset over the pristine Florida bay. Two bedrooms, one bath, and a full kitchen with fresh clean décor. This unique cottage is perfect for couples traveling together or small families looking to find a real feel for the Keys!

This is a shared property with two other one bedroom cottages and a guest cottage. If your dates requested are already booked, you may be interested in one of our other cottages. Contact Lori for more information along with our website link and many more photos!

Deposits and cancellations:

The security/damage deposit of $300 is due at the time of booking. The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to your arrival date. Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. For any cancellation or change of dates, we must receive 30 days notice prior to your confirmed arrival for a refund of your deposit, less a $50 service charge. If any full, partial cancellation or change of dates is made within 30 days, regardless of the reason, you are financially responsible for the entire reservation, unless we can re-book your cottage. However, you are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place. We realize that cancellations are often beyond your personal control. For this reason we recommend purchasing travel insurance for peace of mind. The Bayside Cottages will be happy to supply your travel insurance company with any needed documentation regarding our policy and your reservation.

Please inquire for Holiday Rates.

Rates are subject to change until deposit is received.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only

Lori Singleton

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2011
Speaks english

My Grandfather bought this property back in the 1970's. My brothers and I spent our childhood summers, holidays and any chance in between visiting him as often as we could. I developed a love for the water and all the wonder of the Keys at a very young age and to this day every sunset still amazes me. He taught us to cherish all the beauty that surrounds this special place and to share it with as many as we could. I moved to our family property shortly after my grandfather passed away and my husband and I have been looking after it ever since. As of 2010 we have been renting out our different cottages to couples and families searching to find a unique paradise to create lasting memories of there own...

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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5
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Bayside cottage in Islamorada, Conch House
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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Bayside cottage in Islamorada, Conch House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p374792vb
Islamorada Upper Florida Keys
5

COMPLETELY CHARMED!!!

  • 5 of 5
We arrived home last night after staying a week in the Conch House. When I viewed this listing and the pictures on VRBO, I was so intrigued but I worried that it was too good to be true. Well it was everything (and much more) than we could have hoped for! When we arrived we received a very warm welcome from Lori and a complete tour of the property. IMMACULATE!!! Everything is SO well kept and clean! The Conch House is lovely and the view, breathtaking! We loved the sophisticated but charming decor. During our stay, Bobby (Lori's husband) was extremely responsive to our needs. At one point, a fishing pole broke. He was back with a replacement in minutes. Propane was getting low in the grill, immediately changed it. The shared property was not an issue for us at all because everybody who stayed there was very respectful of each other. And there is enough room for everybody to move around and still have a lot of privacy. We enjoyed the dock and my 16 year old son fished constantly. We also kayaked everyday and enjoyed going to a nearby restaurant within walking distance, Mile Marker 88. Had two awesome dinners there and my husband and I kayaked over and had drinks a couple times. My 13 year old daughter and I walked a mile up the road to Founder's Park and worked out everyday on the soccer fields and track. Awesome! We took the snorkeling tour at John Pennekamp State Park. Highly recommend!!! A great way to get out on the bigger water. Loved feeding the tarpon at Robbies. But our very favorite thing to do here was to grill out in the AMAZING outdoor kitchen overlooking the Bay and watch the spectacular sunsets. Then the firepit for some more relaxation and of course, smores! The whole experience was perfect in every way and this was one of the most unforgettable vacations our family has every taken. So very relaxing!!!
  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Bayside cottage in Islamorada, Conch House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p374792vb
Islamorada Upper Florida Keys
Fayetteville, TN
5

Exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from our second winter trip to Islamorada. We booked Bayside Cottages based totally on the online information and it surpassed all expectations. We stayed in the Conch House even though we did not need the second bedroom. It has an incredible view of the bay and the beautiful yard. This is not a crowded resort and it has a few quirks - like a tiny bathroom and a stubborn sliding door, but frankly that's part of the charm. The linens are high quality, the king bed is very comfortable, the entire cottage is spotless and decorated in a contemporary, beach style. The kitchen is well supplied and has new full size appliances. We never turned on the TV (the best measure of a great vacation) so I can't speak for that. We caught mangrove snapper every evening off the dock and even had a visit from a pair of curious dolphins. Everything you will need is provided here, which really makes this a great value. Bobby and Lori are great hosts and were wonderful to work with during the rental process. If you want to totally relax and feel like you're staying at a friends' luxury beach cottage -- then, Bayside Cottages will not disappoint. We loved it and plan to return.
  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Bayside cottage in Islamorada, Conch House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p374792vb
Islamorada Upper Florida Keys
Fayetteville, TN
5

Exceeded Expectations

  • 5 of 5
We recently stayed a week in the Conch House. The cottage is spotless and the king bed was very comfortable with nice linens. There are plenty of bath towels and two huge baskets of beach towels. The kitchen is well stocked and has everything needed to cook a meal or make cocktails. The bathroom is very small, but the shower was large enough. The back porch has both covered and open areas to give you a choice of shade or sun. The house has a great view of the bay and the beautiful yard. The outdoor kitchen is wonderful for grilling evening meals, and has a full size fridge to make meal prep easier. There is also a tiki hut with comfortable seating and a beach sitting area with chairs and a hammock. We caught mangrove snapper off the dock every night and even got a visit by a pair of curious dolphins. The boat house has fishing gear, snorkel gear, floats, and coolers. We could walk to the MM88 restaurant and bar and it was a short drive to other attractions. Everything you will need for a relaxing vacation is provided and Lori and Bobby make you feel very welcome.
  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Bayside cottage in Islamorada, Conch House
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Islamorada Upper Florida Keys
Ontonagon, Michigan
5

The Conch House

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I just returned from a vacation in the Keys at the Conch House. This place is exactly as advertised, perfect in every way. Lori and Bobby work hard to create a low keyed atmosphere and their attention to detail is amazing. Our week was relaxing, restful, and we wanted for nothing. All equipment is already there, no need to bring a thing.....we snorkeled and kayaked every day...my husband was able to fish and lobster to his heart's content....we will be going back. The Conch House was exceeding clean and well appointed. Loved everything about it. Our only regret was having to leave.We would gladly recommend the Bayside Cottages to anyone.
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Denise and Eugene,
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review. We are so happy you enjoyed your time here. It really makes all the work that is involved worth it to be able share our little piece of paradise with people just like you. I am thrilled that Eugene caught nearly his limit in lobster (on more than one occasion) right off the dock! There is nothing like grilling up your own catch of the day and being able to enjoy fresh lobster over cocktails and a sunset! I am so happy you were able to experience that here along with all the other great amenities the property has to offer.We are very much looking forward to having you as our guest again next March. Thank you again for your kind words.
All the best,
Lori and Bobby
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Bayside cottage in Islamorada, Conch House
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Islamorada Upper Florida Keys
Virginia
5

LOVED IT!!!

  • 5 of 5
After spending four nights at the Bayside Cottage in Islamorada - we know two things. First, staying on the Bay side is the by FAR best, and the Bayside Cottage is the perfect Keys experience. Quiet, private, delightfully decorated and extremely comfortable. Fabulous sunset views and pet friendly so even though we didn't have our own dogs - we were able to enjoy the other dog-guests. Lori and Bobby are excellent hosts and have done an incredible job with the property Lori's grandfather bought in the 70's. Their love of the place is evident and they make every effort to provide anything you could need for a great Keys vacation. The only effort on our part was to decide where to eat or what to fix in our own kitchen. And there's even a really good restaurant just a few steps from your doorway.
If you're going to the Keys - you couldn't do better than choosing the Bayside Cottage.
  • Submitted: May 13, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Romantic Getaway
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Bayside cottage in Islamorada, Conch House
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Islamorada Upper Florida Keys
Miami
5

A STUNNING GEM IN THE KEYS!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I have been vacationing in the Keys for years and although we've stayed at some of the premiere places in the Keys, they are all a bit tired. We were looking for an intimate place on the water with boat access/dockage that was reasonably priced, fresh and impeccably clean. WE FOUND IT AND MORE! The Conch cottage is absolutely hands down the best place to stay in the Keys! A stunning water view from the private terrace, beautiful grounds, fantastically comfortable beds, superior linens and modern furnishings, lovely cottage with everything anyone could possibly need. Snorkeling right off of the grounds, fishing off of the dock, outdoor kitchen for grilling and some of the nicest dining places nearby. You enter the property and feel like you have arrived at your own private island. WE LOVED IT! The proprietors, Lori and Bobby, are the nicest people you will ever meet. Bring your swimsuit and clothes--everything else is provided. Don't give it a second thought--book your stay. It's the best decision you will make--you will love this place!
  • Submitted: May 9, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Islamorada House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring/Summer Season
Jun 9 2014 - Sep 15 2014
3 night minimum stay
$375
$2,575
 
 
Fall Season
Sep 16 2014 - Dec 14 2014
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,400
 
 
Winter Season
Dec 15 2014 - Apr 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,750
 
 
Sprin/Summer 2015 Season
Apr 16 2015 - Sep 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
$375
$2,575
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150
Boat dockage per day $20
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 7.5%
Notes Cancellations
Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. For any cancellation or change of dates, we must receive 30 days notice prior to your confirmed arrival for a refund of your deposit, less a $50 service charge. If any full or partial cancellation or change of dates is made within 30 days, regardless of the reason, you are financially responsible for the entire reservation.
Deposits
The refundable security/damage deposit of $300 is due at the time of booking and will be processed immediately to reserve your dates. The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to your arrival date.
Forms of Payment
Credit card deposits can be made with Visa, MasterCard or Discover. Check deposits may be sent via mail and are expected within 5 business days of booking.
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Amenities

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Islamorada House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • parasailing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • water skiing
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
Notes:
Private Beach with fire pit Outdoor kitchen and tiki hut Kayaks Fishing Dock Fishing poles, tackle and fish cleaning station Snorkel gear Lobstering equipment Coolers Dockage and trailer parking available Flat screen TV DVD player We also do weddings! “I Do” two little words that will change your life forever…If you’re searching for that special place to start your journey through life together, we offer a variety of wedding packages to suit the needs of our guest. Take your first steps as husband and wife through the sand as the sun fades into the bay… then dance the night away under the stars! Private, intimate, casual and unforgettable. Call Lori for booking and more information for your special day!
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