TROPICAL OCEAN FRONT GATED BEACH ESTATE WITH POOL & DOCKAGE

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Merritt Johnson

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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TROPICAL OCEAN FRONT GATED BEACH ESTATE WITH POOL & DOCKAGE

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Estate, 5 Bedrooms, 5 Baths Directly on Ocean with Pool

Beautiful gated 3-story estate on the Atlantic Ocean with deep water protected dockage on same street for boat and wave-runner. Our home is lined with tropical palms. Our pool sits directly on the Atlantic Ocean with a beach entry perfect for tanning. Plenty of beach chairs to sit back, relax and enjoy the outside. Spacious 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms with 1 king, 2 queens, a set of bunk beds (2 fulls) and a day bed which turn into 2 twins. All bathrooms are full bathrooms. 3rd floor master bathroom has a jacuzzi overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Ground floor has a private bedroom with bathroom that has big glass sliders right to the beach out back. Wrap around balconies on each level. The 2nd and 3rd floor are both open floor plan each equipped with a full kitchen.

Open water views from every room! Magnificent sunrise every morning.

We have someone who can plan any acivities for you so you can enjoy your time with no worries. We have a caretaker that will come and tend to the yard and anything you have questions with.

Our house is located in a very quiet neighborhood less than an hour from Miami International Airport, 1 1/2 hours from Ft. Lauderdale and just two hours from Key West, we are located inside John Pennecamp State Park. Swim with the dolphins at Dolphins Plus, which is within walking distance from our house.

If you like to fish, you can hire a captain out of the Pilot House Marina or buy fresh local fish at the Fisheries all within walking distance. Or you can toss a line out right on your beach. Restaurants; Pilot House, Snook’s, DJ’s Diner, Bayside Grill all within a mile.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only

Merritt Johnson

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2013
Speaks english

We, (Gordon & Ree) first bought our house here 23 years ago with our 8 month old daughter (Merritt, who is Property Manager) and started off by spending the winter enjoying the beautiful weather in Key Largo. Gordon would work 8 months in PA and then enjoy the winter months in his Keys home. This is our 3rd home in Key Largo and we couldn't imagine living any where else. Marie and her 2 duaghters live permentaly down here in the Keys while Gordon still comes down for the winter and visits every 3 weeks during the spring and summer. Marie and the girls love living down here enjoying the weather, water, wildlife, the friendly locals and how safe of a town it is.

Merritt Johnson purchased this estate in 2002

It had it all for our family. Four spacious bedrooms with their own bath. Plenty of space and privacy. The amazing views. Being able to walk right into the ocean. Prime location in Key Largo. The safe upscale neighborhood.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Property Reviews

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Tropical Ocean Front Gated Beach Estate with Pool & Dockage
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews
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Tropical Ocean Front Gated Beach Estate with Pool & Dockage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p454625vb
Key Largo Upper Florida Keys
5

Spring Break 2014

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
Our family spent Spring Break at the most comfortable and family friendly place on Key Largo! There were 6 of us (two children - ages 5 and 9, two grandmothers, and my husband and myself). There was more than enough room for us including everyone having their own bathroom which was a huge PLUS! The house is family friendly and has all of the toys you could possibly want in the Keys. The location is perfect and the bonus of having a pool and beach access was fantastic. There are plenty of things within walking distance from the house (CVS, Walgreens, a local fishery, and of course a Family Dollar Store in case you forgot any last minute items). The owners are warm, friendly, and extremely helpful. We never felt like we needed anything. When we mentioned that there was a broken coffee pot, they brought a new one right away!! We asked for restaurant recommendations and a place for boat rentals and they always answered quickly. There is so much to offer. We will definitely come back to Key Largo ... Especially to see our favorite pet bird who visited us each morning for his fishy meal! Thank you again!!
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Tropical Ocean Front Gated Beach Estate with Pool & Dockage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p454625vb
Key Largo Upper Florida Keys
5

Great family rental!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
My entire family rented this house for a week and we loved it. It was the perfect size for the 8 adults and 3 kids (ages 4 months, 2.5 and 4). The best part was the pool - it was perfect for kids since it had the gradual entry and was heated. We spend most of the week hanging out pool side watching the kids swim and enjoying the ocean views. The pool is surrounded by sand, it's a bit coarse but the kids were still able to dig and build sand castles. When the tide is low, you can go down to the ocean and play in that sand too. We also loved that there were 2 kayaks to use, we took them up the nearby channel that takes you to the dolphin enclosure that is down the street from the house. The house had all we needed for cooking our meals (ate all meals there) and there is a grocery store just 5 min away. Our only (sort of) negative was there aren't many curtains to keep the sun out of the bedrooms in the morning, which could be considered a plus or a minus, but with the young kids it was a minus to us! Other things we did: there's a nearby park great for toddlers, took the kids to watch people swim with the dolphins at Dolphin Cove, the guys went on a fishing day trip with a boat at the marina walking distance from the house, took a snorkeling tour of the reefs at the John Pennekamp state park and walked around the land part of the state park (nice small aquarium there the kids loved). We had a great vacation and would definitely rent this house again!!
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Tropical Ocean Front Gated Beach Estate with Pool & Dockage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p454625vb
Key Largo Upper Florida Keys
Loveland, Co
5

Lovely Vacation

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
My family and I had a lovely vacation. The property was large and very private, worth the price to have this piece of paradise all to ourselves. The home was spacious and decorated nicely. Tons of areas to sit and relax outside. The owners really did provide a great atmosphere for enjoying the outside. We enjoyed cooking some meals at the home but went out to eat numerous times at the property managers recommendations and they were delicious! The kids enjoyed the cats on the property, they keep their distance (if you don't like cats) but we do so we went up to them and pet them a lot. The bird was so cool to have visit each day. He is beautiful and I have not ever seen a heron in person before. My wife took numerous pictures of the kids throwing fish to him. The owners provide the fish in the outside freezer, thanks for that! Kayaks and bikes were there to enjoy. The pool is beautiful and we all spent the majority of our time in it.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking your time to write a review. I am glad you and your party enjoyed the property. We hope you will visit again.
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Tropical Ocean Front Gated Beach Estate with Pool & Dockage
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Key Largo Upper Florida Keys
York, PA
3

Had it's pros and cons

Had it's pros and cons
  • 3 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
Our time @ this rental had its’ pros and cons. I’ll start with the pros:

Location
Views
Kayaks
Animals
And the owner and manager were friendly and accommodating.

Cons:

Lack of cleanliness:
Heated pool took 3 days to actually be heated: we expected this ready upon arrival.
Cooking pans and utensils are inadequate:
Cultural discrimination and insensitivity of the owner/mgr.
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for your input. I am glad you enjoyed the property. You never let me know you wanted the pool heated or it would have been ready. You got in late on Saturday night and we went to the home Sunday afternoon to heat it for you. I don't know what you mean by cleanliness as we have a reputable cleaning personnel come in after each renter departs and I personably inspect the home. We will be buying more cooking utensils. I am offended you would write that I am, "Cultural discrimination and insensitivity of the owner/mgr." I don't know where that came from or why you would say that.
After you wrote for pros, "the owner and manager were friendly and accommodating".
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Tropical Ocean Front Gated Beach Estate with Pool & Dockage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p454625vb
Key Largo Upper Florida Keys
Chicago, IL
4

Big house and great location

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
We stayed at the home for a week just after Christmas and into the new year. We were two parents, an 8 year old, a 5 year old and two 60-somethings. The house is very spacious and everyone had room to have quiet/alone time and also dine together.

Our kids loved the pool. It's an L shaped, chlorine pool. It has a zero depth entry (great for little ones) with some mini fountains at that end of the pool. The other end of the pool has a nice bench that spans the width, which is great for sitting. The deepest part of the pool is probably 4 feet, so it's not a diving pool. They had a noodle and a couple of floats for guests.

Kayaks - We LOVED exploring the canals and mangroves that were just around the peninsula of the house. This was the highlight of the house for us. There are (2) two-person kayaks on the property and are somewhat easily launched from the beach. (Although we were surprised by the amount of seaweed and trash that is ever-present along the shoreline. Note: this is not a sandy beach in which your kids can dig and make sandcastles).

Bikes: the house had 4 bikes that we enjoyed riding.

Animals: the birds are no longer in the aviary, located at the front of the driveway near the gate, but the cats and ducks are around. They were unobtrusive (says a person who does NOT like cats), though. On the beach side, there's a giant blue heron that hangs around and looks like a statue. Again, not obtrusive at all and kind of a treat to watch.

As I mentioned, the house is spacious, but some of the bath fixtures and the Washer/Dryer are a bit dated. The housewares could be boosted a bit, too. We rent a lot of VBRO properties and are accustomed to more household supplies available to renters(hair dryers, more towels, fully stocked kitchen supplies, DVD player for the main TV, etc.).

The house is convenient to the "main drag" - about a mile away, so you can get to restaurants and shopping very quickly and easily.
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed all your stay! I appreciate all of your kind feedback. I'm sure "Big Blue", the heron enjoyed having you admire him. Upon your departure and recommendations in the guest book, we bought more kitchen utensils, a hair dryer and some board games.
Helpful votes: 1/2
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Florida Keys Bird Sanctuary, John Pennekamp State Park, Turtle Hospital, National Marine Sanctuary, Swim With the Dolphins, Lobstering.

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Availability & Rates

Key Largo Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Season
Jan 11 2014 - Apr 10 2014
$4,500
7 nights
 
 
Easter Weeks
Apr 11 2014 - Apr 27 2014
$5,000
7 nights
 
 
Summer
Apr 28 2014 - Aug 15 2014
$4,500
7 nights
 
 
Christmas/New Years Holiday
Dec 13 2014 - Jan 4 2015
$5,500
7 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$4,000
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300.00
Tax Rate 12.5%
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1/2 of rate to reserve reservation.

Rates- $4000-$5000 weekly

Weekly Rate- $4500

Holidays- $5000 weekly

Christmas/NewYears- $5500 weekly

August 16-November 15- $4000 weekly

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MAX 10 People!!! Strictly Enforced. NO WEDDINGS/EVENTS.
Minimum Age for Renters!!!!!
NO SMOKING!

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Key Largo Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Beach View
  • Oceanfront
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
General:
  • Living Room
  • Heating
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 5 Full Bathrooms -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5 Full Bathrooms. 3rd floor tub is a jacuzzi overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Main Floor Day Bed turns into 2 Twins. - 2 twin/ single
    2nd Floor 2 Twins - 2 twin/ single
    2nd Floor Queen - 1 queen
    3rd Floor Queen - 1 queen
    King 3rd Floor - 1 king
  • Queen Beds (2) Full Bed(2) King Bed (1) Twin Bed (2) Pull out couch on 2rd floor
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Balcony ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • 5 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • kayaking
  • water skiing
  • parasailing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • fishing
  • basketball court
Notes:
This estate has it all! One of the nicest views in all of Key Largo. Central Location!
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