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Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english, german

Oceanfront End Unit, Pool, WiFi, Tennis, Panoramic Ocean Views!

24 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Upper Florida Keys Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Pool, Internet, Panoramic Ocean View

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Welcome to this serene, quaint part of paradise, just footsteps from the water, located in highly desired Islamorada, the 'Sportfishing Capital of the World.' This bright, 5th floor ocean end-unit condo in this mature art-deco inspired building provides everything you need in a home away from home. Enjoy crystal clear ocean waters as well as stunning sunrise and soothing sunset views. Watch pelicans flying by your balcony, so close at times, you could almost touch them. And no need to argue who gets the bedroom with the full ocean view because both bedrooms have it! And this is a perfect condo for families or two couples as the 2nd bedroom has a choice of two twin beds or one king (the brand NEW extra-long twins convert to a comfy king). The complex is NOT on US 1 so there is NO traffic or road noise! All sliders and doors have screens so enjoy the wonderful ocean breezes.

Condo is equipped with everything from hair dryers to pool noodles, to tennis rackets, ping pong paddles, beach towels, all linens and cookware and serve ware and In Unit WIFI.

Complex includes private lobby with two elevators, coin op laundries on every floor, clean heated oceanfront pool and oceanfront tennis court, community room with ping pong table and private beach area with Tiki Huts, tables and seating and charcoal grills. Clear ocean waters are perfect for much, including kayaking and fly fishing.

Also included: free in-unit high speed wireless internet, small pull down desk in master suite, unlimited local and long distance phone service within the United States and CANADA! Private off-street parking, large screen Cable HDTV in living room, and cable TV in both bedrooms, DVD player in all. Beach chairs for beach hopping and cooler. There is a queen sleeper sofa in living room. For families with small children, there is a Pack N Play.

There are many things to do from this convenient location -- The Florida Keys Reef is the 3rd largest living reef in the WORLD! Just minutes from Pennekamp State Park, Theater of the Sea and the History of Dive Museum, and just 1 hour from Everglades National Park and the beautiful Miami Metro Zoo, outlet mall shopping and Miami Homestead Speedway. Just minutes from Swimming with Dolphins and the quaint Wildlife Bird Center where you can view many white Egrets, pelicans, owls and other native birds in a natural setting. Also about 1 hour from golf at Keys Gate. Just 2 hours from Key West. And you are very close to many wonderful waterfront restaurants, offering outdoor seating, delicious food and gorgeous sunsets.

New King Euro Top Bed, 2014

New Kitchen and Appliances 2014

New 50 inch HDTV in Living Room, 2014

New Extra Long Twin Beds 2015 - Convert to a Comfy King!

Licensed State of Florida and Monroe County and Village of Islamorada #023

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner (Owner)
Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english, german

About Owner

We bought this condo with the intent to have this tropical retreat become our winter retirement home. We love the beautiful peaceful location and the crystal clear waters and watching pelicans fly past the balcony, sometimes so close you feel you could almost touch them. We like watching the fishing boats leave and enter Tavernier Creek just north of us. Also love the beautiful clear starry nights. It is still a few years till retirement with a young child, so in the meantime, we are happy and busy enjoying life in Wisconsin.

Owner purchased this condo in 2005

Why Owner chose Upper Florida Keys

After looking at many condos in the Middle Keys and Upper Keys, we bought this wonderful 5th floor oceanfront end unit because of the bright open feel of the layout and wonderful panoramic views. So many condos in the Keys feel like you are in a tunnel with no side windows. The large extra window in the living room makes you feel as though you are in a home rather than a condo. We also loved that both bedrooms have a full ocean view, which is very unique, and that you can access the oceanfront balcony from both bedrooms as well as the living room. An unsuspected surprise was the privacy afforded by this property - and that the pool is situated in such a way that one doesn't feel as though in a 'fish bowl' while swimming or lounging poolside.

What makes this condo unique

We enjoy the wonderful sunrise and reflective sunset views and the peaceful, serene location as this condominium community is not on US 1, so there is no traffic noise. We really love that our condo is directly on the ocean with nothing between us and the wide open clear crystal blue waters. Seeing all the pelicans flying past our balcony, and watching the sea life is a fun bonus. The location is very convenient, close to many wonderful restaurants and things to do.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were fortunate enough to spend a week at this condo. It is all as posted and the only surprise was it was actually as advertised. Very clean, all amenities that are needed and more. Wonderful location within the building and stunning views. Owners are very easy to work with and very fast communications. Great place! Great Owners! Would definitely recommend staying here. It's a great unit. Had a wonderful stay.
Mar 2010
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Reviews

4.9
based on 24 traveler reviews

Oceanfront End Unit, Pool, WiFi, Tennis, Panoramic Ocean Views!
average rating of 4.875 based on 25 reviews
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Average Plus

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I rented this place the first week of March. There are some very nice things about it---the view, the cleanliness and comfort of the apt., the location and the ease of dealing with the owner. However, we have some things that we were not happy with. Taking into account that my wife and I have stayed in over 30 vrbo places thru the years, this place was the first that we have stayed ocean front that the windows could not be opened to let the air flow thru the master bedroom. It was also the first place that required you to only have one set of towels, wash cloths , etc. left for the maid to wash. Doing a load of wash was the last thing we wanted to worry about on our last day on vacation. The door on the master shower really needs to be replaced since it difficult to close and open. We also were disappointed with the gym room that had a very bad smell in it. We stopped back a number of times to see if it was a one time occurrence but it was not. I would rate this place a 3.5 if that was possible..

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed the view and comfort. In response to your concerns, the workout room was remodeled with a rubber cushion floor. The master bedroom window does not have a screen to allow easy access to the shutter as needed, however, right next to the window is a balcony door with a screen to let the breezes in. The shower door is being replaced. Regarding the laundry, we provide a lot of towels in the condo. Unfortunately, the cleaning staff was left with excessive laundry on many occasions, so we provide two laundry options as stated in the rental agreement. As a traveling family ourselves, preferring non-hotel venues, we care very much about providing a pleasant vacation experience for all our guests.
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5

Beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

This condo is well maintained and clean. The view of the ocean to the southeast is wonderful. We enjoyed the pool as well. No need for air-conditioning, the breeze off the ocean kept us comfortable. Strong sunlight in the morning and beautiful sunrises to photograph. Folks at this complex were also friendly. One of the nicest characteristics of this condo is its location - very quiet and away from the hustle and bustle of the main highway. I would recommend this condo to any vacationer to the Keys.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing! I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. We share your appreciation of the peaceful surroundings.
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5

nice

  • 5 of 5

great view , sunrise in your face look out over pool , two nice size bedrooms, laundry room gets busy almost four dollars a load wash/dry, good internet, nice tv's each room

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location. Fabulous views!

  • 5 of 5

We throughly enjoy our week at Sea Gulls. We have visited the Islamorada area many times and enjoy it greatly. This unit at Sea Gulls is ideally located to enjoy this area of the. Keys. The condo is very comfortable and the new beds are great. We liked it so much that we have already booked it again for next year. In addition, dealing with the owner has been great. Donna is very helpful and very prompt in replying to any question you may have. Finally, the views from the balcony are fabulous! We spent a great deal of time sitting out there and enjoying the great views.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing. We love the views too and are looking forward to your return.
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Fabulous View from very comfortable condo!

  • 4 of 5

We celebrated Thanksgiving week at this well kept and comfortable two bedroom two bath condo. Both bedrooms have balcony access to the most beautiful view of blue green water, islands, boats, birds, sunrise and sunset. The beds provided excellent sleep and sweet dreams. The accommations had everything we needed. We ate at delicious restaurants and enjoyed many water adventures.

We give thanks for the owners sharing their lovely condo.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are quite welcome and thank you for writing. I am glad you enjoyed the condo and the beautiful nature of the Keys.
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Very nice week in comfortable condo

  • 4 of 5

We were very pleased with the experience. Everything was pretty much as advertised, and we had everything we needed. The two bedrooms aren't exactly equal, but both have features (en suite bathroom in one; big sliding door to balcony in the other) that make them balance out. We enjoyed seeing the sunrise in the mornings. (Can't see the sunset, but that's what restaurants on the Gulf side are for.) Don't think you'll swim here, except in the pool, but we frequently saw people fishing from the little beach, and the grills are convenient if you're so inclined. It was so windy during our October stay, we mostly enjoyed the balcony. Our only problem was with entry into the building through the side doors. As advised, the key is balky, and we struggled with it every time because the doors don't fit together right and keep the mechanism from engaging. Hopefully, Seagulls will do something about those doors at some point!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. The earth's rotation throughout the year can cause really beautiful and varying sunrise and sunset views from the ocean side balcony as well as the walkway balcony in front. I hope you were able to enjoy all of them. We do! We will forward your door comment to building manager.
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Map

Theater of the Sea
Marker 88 Restaurant
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
Old Tavernier Restaurant-Lounge
Harry Harris State Park
Founders Park Watersports
Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Miami (73 miles) or Fort Lauderdale (98 miles)
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Old Tavernier
Nearest Golf
40 Miles
Keys Gate
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
US 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Craigs and Old Tavernier
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
on premises or Harry Harris Beach
Car: necessary

Scuba/Snorkel Charters, Fishing Charters, Robbies Party Boat, Glass bottom boat tours, Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, Founders Park, Theater of the Sea, History of Dive Museum, Holiday Isle and Famous Rum Runner's

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Rates & Availability

Islamorada Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 11 2016 - Aug 19 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,265
 
 
Beautiful Autumn
Aug 20 2016 - Sep 30 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$875
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Beautiful Autumn
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 28 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$925
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Popular November!
Oct 29 2016 - Nov 18 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
December
Dec 10 2016 - Dec 20 2016
7 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
Jan. Special
Jan 3 2017 - Jan 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
$235
 
 
High Season 2016-2017
Jan 14 2017 - Apr 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,675
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,275
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $135
Refundable Security Dep $400
Tax Rate 12.5%

This is a Licensed Weekly Rental. Multiple Week Stays are Allowed. NO monthly rate. The rental agreement will be presented when making reservation on line. Please read and print and take copy with you on your trip.

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Amenities

Upper Florida Keys Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1176 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • hair dryers (2)
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Size Sofa Sleeper in Living Room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom Suite has New King Size Pillow Top Bed (2014)
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , NEW (2015) Extra-Long twin beds convert to a comfy king bed
  • Bedrooms have Ceiling Fans, Full Ocean View and Door to Oceanfront Balcony, Cable TV and Alarm Clock/Radio, Bluetooth in Master Bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • 5 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Included: Pool Noodles, portable beach chairs for beach hopping, cooler

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