Islamorada house rental - Lounging on our point looking at the bay. Picnicing, Sunbathing or Fishing
Lounging on our point looking at the bay. Picnicing, Sunbathing or Fishing
 
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
Minimum Stay nights
 

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House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

We have completed an inside and outside renovation and it is now available for rent. The Bayview Villa is a private, secluded villa facing Florida Bay and in view of the fabulous Everglades. Quick access to offshore fishing. Located in a lush tropical hammock in a quiet residential area (rare). The villa is approx. 30 feet from the water. The property contains a wading beach and a free marina with night lights, power and water.

The villa itself comes with a fully-equipped new stainless kitchen, full size LG washer and dryer, linens, two queen and one king beds, Cable TV, and a dining room. French doors in the dining area face the bay, spacious 700 square foot patio,and marina giving the feeling of the outdoors being in. Beautiful glass block showers with pebble floors are in both baths.

Islamorada proudly calls itself the 'Fishing Capital of the World' but there is so much more to do

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We are Bob and Phyllis Mitchell and have loved the Keys since we moved to Florida in the late 60's. I was an airline pilot for 25 years and at the same time worked as the Marketing Manager for Florida Sportsman Magazine which I still do consulting work for. Phyllis is a retired teacher who now works as a volunteer to a long list of organizations from the local parks to looking out for abandoned or abused children in the Keys. We both are very community involved and are on many committees. We love fishing, especially when our grandchildren are visiting. We did many years of offshore fishing and after that many years of backcountry but are now slowing down on that. Our big love is plants and gardening and we love to keep the Villa property native and beautiful as well as our nearby house on an acre. We will be thrilled to give you a tour of the local plants and what we have done with the Villa property and ours.

Bob Mitchell purchased this house in 2009

We have loved the Keys since we moved to Florida in the late 60's. Within a few years we discovered the most delightful Keys hideout in Islamorada that is now the Keys Villa we own and rent. At the time it was a small non-typical motel with just a few units. The Villa is a small house on the property, comfortable for four people, and is free standing on an acre property with a free protected Marina. We keep it constantly up-dated and remodeled, and very comfortable for our guests. The small town laid back atmosphere was very attractive but it took us until 1984 for this villa to come up for sale.

In December 2009 bought the Bayview Villa and have just completed a full inside/outside renovation and it is ready for your visit. There are three other rental accommodations, owned by friends, on the property so it is very quiet. We love it so much that we bought the property two doors north where we now live. We are nearby for your needs but not there unless you need us.

The property is so quiet with so few guests that folks naturally socialize. Nightly visits to the bay for the sunset, drinks and snacks become a norm. Maybe half the guests to the property are return people for years. A big hit is the occasional visits by an octopus which darts around changing colors as she passes over the bottom. Years ago one was feeding on the shrimp in my bait bag and when the bag was taken away from her she started putting her tentacles up on the dock looking for more. Soft heart, I fed her a few.

58 Reviews of Property 286201 in Islamorada, Florida

Mitchell's Bayview Villa - Islamorada House on the Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 58 reviews
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Bayview Villa

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
A lot of good times despite some wind. Our Corgi Myndy loved the patio marina area. Best sunsets are right here, great restaurants all around here. We will have to come back next year.
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  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
My sister, husband and I had a wonderful vacation in Islamorada in the beautiful Bayview Villa. We saw manatees, and dolphin from the pier in our front yard. Gorgeous Villa with everything you need to be right at home. Thank you
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  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Well another wonderful year at the Bayview Villa. Relaxing, good food, wonderful family and friends. The countdown is on until next year, same time, same place.
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  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Our time at your Bayview Villa was everything we hoped and more. Your Villa is beautiful. From seeing the manatees to catching fish and watching the amazing sunsets our trip was unforgettable. We have already began counting the days until our stay next year. Thank you
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  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
Our second trip to your beautiful Villa was as enjoyable as the 1st. Lovely place to stay, beautiful view of the water, great other guests to chat with. Thanks you for the fishing guide recommendations of Bamboo Charters. Our bayside fishing was very enjoyable. Riding bikes up the Founder's Park, paddleing through the mangroves. Nice time to sit back and relax
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Bayview Villa

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
Phyllis and Bob
It really breaks down into enjoying the simple things - a warm breese - manatees in the lagoon - ospreys - pelicans - buddin g flowers at every turn - laughter with old and new friends - yummy appitisers to share at sunset - great stories - "adult beverages" - fish fies - stary nights - full moons - reading - sunning - sleeping outside and oh yes fishing and boating. All these in a paradise you have chosen to share with others - We are blessed in this and await our return in November.
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Bayview Villa

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
Bob and Phyllis, Thank you so much. The Bayview Villa is a beautiful home, with many amenities for us and Merlin ( Our 13 month Stabyhound) We look forward to 2014and reuniting with the friends we made in the other Villas. Thanks also to Capt Brett Hagood for an amazing day on the gulf. Bob will never forget catching and releasing 2 sharks (The fist was 4-5 feet 50 pounds. Brett is at Islamorada Fish Company marina trueislandadventures.com 305 240-9989. In closing, Bob and Phyllis, you were outstanding hosts and friends.
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  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
Bob and Phyllis. Thank you again for providing such a wonderful place to stay. Thank you for letting us keep the boat here, it made our vacation that much more enjoyable. The Bayview Villa was beautiful as always and you have been wonderful hosts. We can wait until next year when we can come back and experience the magic that is your back yard. Take care and we will see you next year.
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Bayview Villa

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
Bob & Phyllis,



Thanks for getting back to us, we saw the pictures posted on your web site, thank you, it brought back many wonderful memories. We will always remember what a wonderful time we had staying at your beautiful place, the great hospitality we received and fishing with Brian Cone and his crew on the Contagious. Publix really did a great job on the cake and it was special to Darrel and me.

Hopefully Darrel and I will get back sooner than later, I’m pushing for it.

Darrel and John are already planning for next year’s stay at the Keys Villa in October 2013.



Thanks again for all you do and the wonderful memories!
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Bayview VIlla

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
Lovely Villa. Wonderful stay. The pups just loved it to. We will be back.
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