|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Our house is your house...
Come relax in our beautiful bayside paradise.The Bayside Cottages is a privately owned hidden jewel harboring three unique cottages. Ranging from one to two bedrooms, each residence is self-sufficient with its own well equipped kitchen, television, and all the comforts of home.Our property has been family owned and entertaining guest for over 35 years. Come see the keys through a locals eyes.
This cozy Islamorada cottage known as The Paradise House, is the perfect choice for your next get away. Extra clean with fresh tropical decor. Sleeps up to two guests. This cottage is situated on a bay front property in Islamorada however it does not offer a water view from the cottage, it is just a short walk (about 30 seconds) to the waters edge. We do offer two other great cottages with water views. You will love the secluded private beach, beautifully landscaped with a fire pit surrounded by Adirondack chairs and shady palm 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 with a stainless steel grill and your own private tiki hut. Your furry friends are welcome and they will love our large fenced grassy yard with shallow water access for swimming and playing fetch! Also kayaks, floats, snorkel equipment, beach towels, lobster gear, fishing poles,fish cleaning station and light tackle are all free for you to enjoy!
Bring your own boat or rent one during your stay, dock space is available for boats up to 22ft. Inquire for details.
This is a shared property. If your dates requested are booked or if you would like a cottage with the view of the water you may be interested in one of our other great cottages...
We also do weddings!
Email Lori for more information and for the link to our website.
Deposits and cancellations:
The refundable 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.
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 I have been looking after it ever since. I have continued sharing our different cottages to couples and families searching to find a unique paradise to create lasting memories of there own...
This place has it all!
Sivan (Winter Park)
Review submitted: October 6, 2011 Date of arrival: September 28, 2011
We (Me, my husband John, our friends Ronnie and Nikki and our lab Jett)stayed in the sparkling clean Paradise House. It slept all 4 adults and the dog very comfortably. We took full advantage of the fully stocked kitchen inside to save money and cooked all our meals here as well as the outdoor kitchen. We pretty much set up camp the whole time on their dock. It has plenty of seating, places to catch some rays or relax in the shade, easy access for swimming and snorkeling, a dining table for al fresco lunches or sunset cocktails and all the fish and lobster you can eat right off the dock. We felt very comfortable allowing our dog Jett to roam the property freely as the property is completly fenced in. We just had to keep our eye on him near the dock since he loves to swim. The other couple that checked in after us were so cool. They had a dog too about Jett's age and they played the whole time. Laurie and Cory hadn't even been there an hour when Cory dove in and grabbed 3 lobsters right off the dock and gave them to us. They went out again for about an hour the next day and brought back their limit, amazing! My highlight of our 4 night stay was Saturday night, when we all (the 4 of us, Laurie and Cory, and the owners Lori and Bobby) loaded the grill with steaks, lobsters, and hogfish and had dinner under the Tiki Hut. The Tiki Hut has seating for 6 and has a ceiling fan, plenty of lighting and surround sound speakers that you hook your iPod up to. After dinner we hung out by the campfire and roasted marshmallows. I think I drank too many Rum Runners, but it was a night I'll remember for awhile. This property is the biggest bang for your buck out there. We are already working out the details for when we can visit again. To Lori and Bobby: Thank you so much for having us. You both are so kind and down to earth. Your little piece of paradise is so well kept and beautifully designed and all the hard work that goes into it did not go unnoticed. Look no further for a truly affordable Florida Keys experience without sacrificing the luxury. It's really like having an entire resort all to yourselves.
Recommended for: adventure seekers, pet-friendly, romantic getaway
My significant other and I just returned from a fantastic stay in the Keys. This property is absolutely remarkable. If you like snorkeling, fishing, swimming, and kayaking from a private beach/dock, then this place is for you. The grounds are kept in tip-top shape, and the cottages are wonderful. All of the outdoor amenities you could ever need are provided. Lori and Bobby are great hosts; they will stay out of your way if you want privacy, but if you have a question or need help with something, they'll be right there to assist. It's truly a special place, run by very competent hosts. Our only regret is that we couldn't say longer! But we'll definitely be back.
The Bayside Cottages are just fantastic; I cannot recommend them highly enough. My wife and I stayed at the Paradise House and found everything just as it's described and pictured on the website. The grounds are beautiful, and all the amenities included - kayaks, snorkels, fishing gear, etc. - add to an already wonderful and relaxing stay. Sitting out on the dock in the evenings and watching all the wildlife was a real highlight. Nearby restaurants abound, but we had a great time grilling outside - including snapper caught right off the dock! Just a magical place, and the owners are incredibly friendly and easy to work with.
I would highly recommend this to anyone. The owners have a piece of paradise. The property is clean and well maintained. They offer more then the average rental. The amenities include fishing equipment, snorkel gear, sea kayaks and more. It has everything you need. The picture are true and accurate. The owners were more then helpful. A huge bonus is they are pet friendly. We will be back. Thanks for the best vacation we have had in many years.
My husband and our 2 dogs really enjoyed our stay in the Paradise cottage. The property was gorgous, we caught lots of fish off the dock. It was a perfect get away :)
All we can say is WOW. This property was everything we wanted from a vacation in The Keys. Despite only making our reservation 2 days before arriving, the owners were very accommodating in getting us all sorted before our arrival. If you are looking to get away from the craziness of Key West, this is your place... Private beach; Kayaks; Fishing gear; Tiki Hut; Dock, Beautiful outdoor kitchen, Great Restaurant next door... etc. The photos on VRBO were EXACTLY what we got in our Paradise House. No bait 'n switch like others we have stayed at. What you see is what you get - Love It !! Our accommodations were SPOTLESS. The interior was Modern and a joy to come home to every day. The kitchen had everything we needed for our stay. Would I recommend Bayside Cottage to anyone? Absolutely and without any reservations. My only note to anyone is that this is a shared property... There are two (maybe three) other cottages that you'll have to share the outside space with. While we were there, we barely saw anyone else... Summary: The place is exactly as advertised; clean; quiet and beautiful. The owners run a 100% professional business. They are awesome!! Their property is awesome!!
After months of research for accomodations in Islamorada, I found your cottage which seemed to have met all the criteria we were looking for. The anticipation to actually see the cottage in person was making me so nervous. You just never know if you've made a good decision until you see it for yourself. I can tell you that I was not the least bit disappointed at all. The grounds were so nice and relaxing. My fiancee and I actually did more snorkeling off the dock than anywhere else. We started every morning drinking our coffee on the edge of the dock and ended almost every evening watching the boats go by and/or the beautiful sunset. The cottage itself was very charming and I can only hope that if we come back down that way, we can rent it again.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Spring/Summer 2015 Season
Apr 16 2015 - Sep 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
Sep 16 2015 - Dec 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
|Boat dockage per day||$20|
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
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.
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 and payments can be made with Visa, MasterCard or Discover. Check deposits may be sent via mail and are expected within 5 business days of booking.