|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This is the place to come for total relaxation, boating, swimming, deep sea fishing, diving & snorkeling. If it happens on the water this is your 'vacation dream'!
Located on Lower Matecumbe Key, 'Osprey' provides a perfect home base to view lobstermen, anglers, fishermen, kayakers and paddle boarders. It is a short drive to the center of Islamorada for shopping and restaurants.
A short drive down the Keys will bring you to the Dolphin Research Center for an up close and personal encounter with some of the locals. You can continue on to Marathon for a great Keys experience.
We recently bought this lovely condo and want to share our home with you!
Rich Trottnow & Judy Rossignol purchased this condo in 2013
It is comfortable and modern with great amenities....fitness center, pool, jacuzzi, tennis courts and your own dock for your fishing boat.
Clubhouse, wifi , pool and gated for your confidence!
Our review would be higher if it were not for one glaring and serious problem with the property -- noise. I'll get to that in a minute. I'd prefer to start with the good stuff.
It's a beautiful property -- the unit is clean, well-decorated, a great floor plan, comfortable furniture, easy parking, ergonomic and well-equipped kitchen, and easy access to the main road. The pool area is nice, grills in common areas are of high quality and work great. The deck area is spacious and the deck furnishings are newer and comfortable.
There is a problem. This particular unit sits facing a canal and on the other side of the canal are commercial lobster fishing operations. The week that we stayed in the property (including the weekends) was filled with the sounds of hammering, air-powered nail guns, power saws, and radio noise from the commercial operation right across the canal. The men working at the fishery started about 8:30AM and worked until 6PM. They were repairing lobster traps (thousands of them), and that is hard, noisy work to do. As a result, we could not spend time on the deck or keep the deck slider open -- it was just too loud. It was like taking your vacation at a building site.
Even when you're not listening to that sound, you're going to hear the highway. There are distant ocean views, which are nice, but the view is over the main highway and the sounds of cars and trucks are loud and constant. I actually got sort of used to that ... but could not get used to the sounds of the lobster fishery work.
A big part of why I vacation is to get away from work and noise and so this was a major disappointment for me. I wanted to open up the condo to the breezes and enjoy quiet and that was completely impossible.
I don't think that lobster trap repair operations are a year-around matter ... there are probably seasons or weeks or months where this noise will not be such a problem ... perhaps the thing to do is to ask the owner about it, if you're considering renting. I'm quite certain the owners know all about this issue and when it is a problem.
Again, it's a shame about this, because in all other respects the property is really great.
We had a wonderful Family vacation at Bay Harbour. There were 6 adults and 2 children. The condo size was perfect, never felt crowded. The condo is lovely, has everything you need. We will definitely be back!!?
The condo is even better than the pictures! We had a great vacation and were quite comfortable with two families staying in the condo. The pool and hot tub were great to have available. The condo is very well decorated and has anything you might need on vacation. Would highly recommend!
Islamorada has everything you need for a vacation. Excellent restaurants, places to have fun and plenty of friendly people in this shore town. Condo location is ideal in Lower Matecumbe and convenient for all your necessities. The decor and furniture are beautiful and certainly make you feel "on vacation" as soon as you check in. Passed my white glove test. The views of the water are absolutely breathtaking. Ideal for family, kids and the "senior" set. The island is very easy to learn and find your way around on bay or ocean side. Water activities are plentiful. Fresh fish was caught from our boat that was docked at our condo or you could walk to the fresh fish market. Unbelievable prices on this island. The toughest decisions were deciding on where to see the sunset. I would suggest the Islander Pool and Bar, Lorelei Dock Bar for Happy Hour Sunset, Pierre's for the gourmet experience, Hungry Tarpon for breakfast/ lunch and the Outback beach bar and beach- great masseuse there. We will be back.
The condos at Bay Harbour were perfect for our family get together. We had a few condos for the different parts of our extended family. Elevators made it easier for the older folks, the pool kept the kids happy all day and our boat just out front was so convenient.
The six miles to Islamorada center was short enough to be convenient and far enough to get that "remote feeling.
There are many attractions a short drive away but it was hard to leave the view from our porch. We will return to Islamorada, Lower Matecumbe Key and Bay Harbour!
Swim with the dolphins, walk on beach, best fishing! Snorkeling, diving, kayaking, bicycling, relaxing, meditating, exercising and so much more!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Pet Fee||$300 + Tax|
|Departure Cleaning||$300 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000|
|Notes||We accept credit cards.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.