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Pool/Spa Oceanside Home with 70' Seawall - Perfect Location

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 28 nights


Minimum Stay
28 nights


Tavernier House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Welcome to paradise and everything under the sun!

This charming 5/4 has been fully updated. Upstairs is a spacious all new 3/2, with an amazing gourmet kitchen and a master with its own bath. The master has a king bed, it's own TV and a beautiful slate shower with a bench. The other two guest rooms share a newly remodeled bath with a granite top vanity and a tub. One guest room has a queen bed and the other has a bunk bed(2 singles) and a double size futon. The guest rooms also have their own private balconies to enjoy the ocean breezes. Upstairs has a great foosball table. TV room has a nice wide screen HDTV with surround sound, Blue Ray DVD player, and an FM/AM receiver. The entire back of the house is an open air balcony overlooking the backyard and dock and pool.

The downstairs is a more casual 2/2 with it's own kitchen, dining and entertainment center. One room has 2 double beds and the other has one queen size bed. The downstairs entertainment room is spacious with leather couches. Downstairs there is a great covered paved patio area to hangout and enjoy the ocean breezes in our unique 4 person hammock lounge, our cozy full size hammock, our 4 person bar, our 4 person comfy lounge couches or dine at our 6 person deck table.

Adjacent to the covered terrace is the pool and spa area. The spa holds 5 people and is on its own deck near but seperate from the pool. The pool is heated and has an extra large first step. Max depth is 5.5 feet.

This house is in the perfect location for a family keys getaway. It is located on Plantation Key on the oceanside. This means you are a stones throw away from the ocean on a deep water canal with no bridges to the ocean and a 70 foot sea wall with a fish cleaning station at your back door. You are minutes from the crystaline waters off the reefs and the world class blue water deep sea fishing of the Florida Keys. If you are a backwater fisherman then you can drop your boat at a nearby marina and keep the trailer on the side of the house. You have the best of both worlds because you have access to oceanside fishing or back country fishing through Tavernier Creek bridge.

Around the corner is a great little shallow water basin where you can kayak and see the bonefish tailing. We have 4 other worthwhile kayak mini trips you can take from the house. Pick one and go. Info for your trips is detailed at the house. Right outside the channel you have Pennekamp State park to the North and prime fishing grounds and reefs to the south.

Within walking distance (1/2 mile) you have a dive shop with dive trips, 4 restaurants, and a grocery store. Within a mile you have a CVS, movie theater, post office, a big grocery store, a Dollar Store, and a multitude of great restaurants for dining. A couple of miles to the south you have Islamorada's Founder's Park with an olympic size pool with lifeguards, a water park, basketball and tennis courts, walking and jogging courses, a playground and a beach.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2016
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Why The Owner chose Upper Florida Keys

I have been coming to the Keys all my life and this is definitely the best area to be in. This is our second home and we love it. I own and operate the rental myself.


based on 14 traveler reviews

Pool/Spa Oceanside Home with 70' Seawall - Perfect Location
average rating of 4.571429 based on 14 reviews

4th year back

  • 5 of 5

This is our 4th year staying at this beautiful home. We love the house and the location. The house was very clean upon out arrival. The home owners make improvements every year to make the house better and better. We really enjoy the pool (which is half shaded) and a welcome relief after a day on the water. The kayaks are fun and the kids enjoyed fishing from the dock.

The kids room has a new mattress on one of the beds that seemed very comfortable as well as bunk beds and the master bed is very comfortable. There were toys(barbies and Legos that my girls loved)!

Close by are a couple of restaurants, a dive shop and gift shop all within walking distance. There is a grocery store within a mile away. Our favorite restaurants this year were MEAT Eatery and Tap Room and Lazy Days.

By boat you are very close to the channel and Atlantic side and a short boat ride to the gulf. I couldn't imagine a better location.

Thanks for sharing your home with us. We'll see you next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Winter Vacation

  • 4 of 5

We rented this home for our family to spend Christmas week together in the warm sunshine. The house was very spacious and worked well with the amount of people we had with us, 6 adults and 2 /16 year old boys. The location could not have been better. The house had pretty much everything we needed as far as supplies for cooking & eating, although we did go out to eat a lot as there are many great restaurants in the immediate area. The boys enjoyed fishing off the dock daily and the kayaks that were left at the home were used quite a few times. The Ocean was a bit choppy for our 26 foot rent a boat and the water was a bit chilly so we did not get to enjoy much snorkeling or any diving as we had hoped. (we did not bring wet suits) so we found other ways to enjoy the water as we did have easy access to both the Atlantic and the Gulf from the house. The pool was heated so that did get used frequently, the only negative was the pool or deck area never got any sun but this could have been because of the time of year we were there. All in all we enjoyed the house and had a wonderful stay. The owner, Manny was a pleasure to deal with and I would stay there again but next time it will be in the Summer and I would bring my own boat!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Great location!!! Around the corner by boat is the marina/bait house. You can go up the river to the gulf or direct access to the Atlantic. Kayaks, pool, hot tub and hammocks are wonderful. My kids caught fish off the dock, saw eels, stingrays and manatees. Upstairs is fantastic. Manny will work with you. Wonderful family vacation!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jacksonville Fl.

Great Vacation Location

  • 5 of 5

Our family has been vacationing in the Keys every year for the last 10 years and this is the 2nd time we rented this home an had a wonderful time. Plenty of space house and pool, spa very clean upon arrival. The location can't be beat with quick access to the Atlantic as well as the Gulf. We have stayed from Key Largo to Key West and plan to make this home our permanent vacation home.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Carolina

Great Keys Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I don't know where the people stayed in the March review but its not the same house we stayed in in May this is our second year staying there and we just booked next year. We love the layout of the house it affords a getaway down stairsfor me time with a huge TV and kitchenette along with 2 baths and 2 bedrooms. The upstairs has a great layout for large groups you can set at the bar or join friends at the large dining table. We do all of our meals in and this is just a perfect setup for our large group 8-10 adults. We love to come in from fishing all day and relax by the pool and under the covered patio. Its a great all kinds of weather getaway. We found the house to be very clean and well stocked for our vacation needs. The house is 2 blocks from the ocean by boat which makes it the perfect boating getaway. This is the sixth house we have stayed in the Keys and by far the best that we have found for our needs. We look forward to coming back again next May. Its the ideal house for all with the pool and hottub for children and young adults and very convient to activities and shopping for adults.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

I hate to say anything bad but people need to be aware! This is our 5th property renting from VRBO. Everything has been reasonably priced and beautiful! We have stayed in the Keys before, in a condo and this year decided to rent a house. The property was a DUMP and the rotting smell of garbage never left the home. People even came to clean again and they called that house the smelly house!! It was unbearable!! If we could have found other accomadations we would have! The Kitchen sink was clogged the entire time, we were constantly plunging the toilets there was no hot water or water pressure, and one shower didnt even work. The beds had a plastic on them and were very uncomfortable. The furniture was so stained we had to put sheets over them to sit on it....gross. The towels were so old and stained and there were no pool or beach towels. Both the pool and hot tub were disgusting, someone did come to clean them but I never used them. The pool is under the patio and that part of the property gets very little sun... a pool seemed useless! The pictures look nice but it is all superficial! I highly suggest you avoid this property!! I dont know where the other people stayed that reviewed this property because my family did not enjoy it!!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I take my reviews very seriously and constructively. I always request them directly from all my guests but few post here. However these people were clearly on a mission from the moment they walked in the door. The woman called me immediately to tell me the pool had leaves in it, the art on the wall was horrible, and pictures were of a different house and that I was a fraud!! Predictably the conversation always turned to money and discounting the rental to the "proper value" of the rental. No house is perfect and at first I tried to accommodate them but soon after I realized this just not possible. I sent cleaning people and pool people to address their complaints. Eventually I gave them an ultimatum in a heated conversation offered them their money back but of course they decided against leaving. Apparently anything short of a deep discount warrants this totally exaggerated and just flat out false review. Full disclosure: I have Toto toilets that are $500 and flush 9 golf balls no problem, still have not called a plumber 2 months and 3 families later for the "clogged kitchen sink" which works fine, yes our pool is partially shaded(and heated) but not leaf proof, our fabric couch(yes kids sometimes spill on it) has since been replaced with a new leather couch, and we have a perfectly functioning tankless hot water heater that never runs out of hot water but apparently "all 4 showers must work simultaneously" or if not then "No hot water" is the complaint. Pictures are all recent and I stand behind them and the quality of the house for the price we charge. We are solid booked through August with mostly repeat guests. If you have any issues at please ask for more recent reviews and I will gladly put you in contact with recent guests.
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Boat, Kayak, and Jet Ski rentals very nearby.


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Tavernier House Rental Rates

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Jan 2 2016 - Dec 31 2016
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Cleaning Fees $250 + Tax
Damage Ins. $5000 $89 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%
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Tavernier House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We also have two Kayaks on the property for your use.

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