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Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english, german

Direct Oceanfront 5th Floor Corner Condo, Free WiFi, Pool, Tennis, GREAT VIEWS!

29 Reviews
Sleeps4
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, FREE Internet, Panoramic Ocean Views

A VACATION RENTAL FOR VIEW LOVERS!

Fantastic Autumn rate for a traveling couple!

Welcome to this 5th floor direct oceanfront corner unit in the only oceanfront building of this complex -- just footsteps from the water. You are in highly desired Islamorada, the 'Sportfishing Capital of the World.' This 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: 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 flat screen Cable HDTV in living room, and cable flat screen 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 Founders Park, Harry Harris Park, Pennekamp State Park, Islamorada Shopping, 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

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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 29 traveler reviews

Direct Oceanfront 5th Floor Corner Condo, Free WiFi, Pool, Tennis, GREAT VIEWS!
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 30 reviews
5

Paradise Revisited!!!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in one of our favorite places on earth (Islamorada)....and at one of the best condos you could find! Having stayed here before; it was

like coming home!!! Clean, comfortable, convenient to so many locations; you just can't go wrong with this lovely home. The views are to die for, and I can attest seeing as I spent many hours on the balcony 😉. The Owner is amazing to work with, and we will definitely be back again....hopefully soon! Thank you for another amazing stay!!!!! Til next time, take care!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to your return! Best wishes till then.
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5

Wonderful, comfortable, relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We planned and planned this trip to the Keys. We couldn't have been more satisfied with this condo. It was so relaxing and the balcony view is absolutely the best!! It was so enjoyable. The condo is very well taken care of and extremely clean. Has all the comforts of home and then some. The owner was terrific to work with and answered any and all questions we had. We were so very happy we chose this location. At the end of our day we always felt like we were returning to our home and not just some place we were staying. The people there were also friendly and welcoming to their facility. Overall, just a great experience. Should we plan another trip in the future, this would definitely be my number one choice!! Thank you Donna for an awesome week!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing. We enjoy sharing our home with kind and caring travelers. We look forward to seeing you again!
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Colchester
5

Fabulous View and Location

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at this Condo on Islamorada. The condo was lovely, set back from the busy road and right on the water. We enjoyed the lovely view from the deck, pool and tennis courts. The location was perfect away from the busy road, but easy access to restaurants and things to do. We took advantage of the many local water activities including jet skiing, swimming with the dolphins at Theatre by the Sea and a trip on a glass bottom boat. We would highly recommend this condo and location. We did take a drive to Key West which was fun but we were happy to get back to Islamorada where things are a bit more laid back . Most of the restaurants we went to are right on the water, great service, good food and lovely views. We would definitely return.

Susan & Brian

Colchester, CT

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your experience and perspective. Much appreciated.
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Tonawanda, New York
5

Paradise Found

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at this condo and hopefully there will be many more! Fantastic view and close proximity to our favorite restaurants and activities. We spent some time driving through the keys and this is still our preferred spot. The unit is very clean and well appointed and Donna is a pleasure to work with. Hopefully she will have us back in the future!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tonawanda, New York
5

Paradise Found!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second fabulous stay at this condo and hopefully we will be back for many more! It is located in close proximity to all of our favorite restaurants and activities. One of the highlights for us is the spectacular ocean view. The unit is very clean and well maintained and Donna is a pleasure to work with! This has become our number one travel destination!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh wow, thanks for writing! That is so kind and good to hear. We also have to give a lot of credit to our manager, Cheryl, who works diligently to keep the place tidy despite a busy schedule of her own. We welcome you back anytime!
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4

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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Map

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:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fantastic Deal!
Aug 20 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2016 - Dec 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
 
 
December
Dec 3 2016 - Dec 21 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
January 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Jan 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
$230
 
 
April
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$214
 
 
Holiday
Apr 29 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,250
 
 
Summer 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
Off Season
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
Beautiful Autumn
Sep 30 2017 - Nov 17 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$235
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning $145
Tax Rate 12.5%

This is a Code-Compliant, Licensed Weekly Rental. No monthly rates. 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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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Upper Florida Keys Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1176 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • 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
  • 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 4
  • 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 , 2 New 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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