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Boat, Fish, Swim from Your Own Dock! Vr-003

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Waterfront Home - 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s) - 2 Baths - (Sleeps 6)

Come Play! Your 70-foot dock provides instant access to fun – whether boating, fishing, swimming or relaxing under the shady, palm-roof “Chickee.” Enjoy your privacy with independent upstairs/downstairs units - friends, family, or guests will appreciate the extra bed, bath, living room and full kitchen downstairs.

The Dock: Have your boats or yacht waiting just outside your door. Large, deep-draft sailboats or yachts are easily accommodated with a waterway 20 ft deep and 100 foot wide. Even tall vessels travel quickly between the Ocean and Florida Bay using the drawbridge just 1000 yards from the dock. With gas, bait, and tackle shops located before the bridge, your convenience is assured.

*****Love Fishing?***** Enjoy casting right from the dock for yellow tail, red snapper or grouper. Cast-offshore for sport fishing in the Gulf Stream. The world famous “hump,” an underwater mountain just 11 miles from the dock, has made Islamorada fishing world famous; catch marlin, sailfish, black-fin tuna, mahi-mahi, wahoo and many more ocean treasures.

Or just as easily, go backcountry fishing in Florida Bay and catch speckled trout or tarpon. A fish cleaning station at the end of the dock lets you clean your catch whenever your reeling arm is rested and ready.

*****Love Swimming, Snorkeling or Diving?***** Enjoy endless swimming right from the dock where the water is clean and refreshing, and the beverages are never far away. Living reefs and sunken wrecks are easily enjoyed by everyone, just three miles from the dock in 3-15 ft of water. Enjoy colorful tropical fish, coral rock formations and sea fans. Certified divers will enjoy the drop-off just five miles out, where the 20-30 foot reefs transition to 60+ feet, and sea life changes.

The House: We only rent the house to one party at a time – so the upstairs and downstairs units are yours! Upstairs has Two Bedrooms each with a king size bed and one Bathroom. Downstairs has one Bedroom with a queen size bed and one Bathroom. Downstairs also has a queen size sofa bed couch. Enjoy the convenience of a first floor bathroom, and refrigerator – perfect for those lazy outside days!

Ensure everyone's comfort with separate air conditioning systems for the upstairs and downstairs. You’ll find all of the conveniences you expect – comfortable accommodations, fresh linens, plenty of kitchen utensils, laundry machines, and a gas barbeque grill.

You will also find some unique conveniences, like plenty of room to park your boat trailer, extra dock capacity next door, an open lot next door for unobstructed breezes, a shaded palm-roof “chickee”, and private fish cleaning station.

Come and stay. Upstairs or down – this is a great place to play.

Keywords: Waterfront Home

More Details

Nancy Bray - 954-298-1707
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2018

About Nancy Bray - 954-298-1707

I love to fish,swim,catch lobster,shrimp,and 'noodle' in the canal.

Nancy Bray - 954-298-1707 purchased this house in 1986

Why Nancy Bray - 954-298-1707 chose Venetian Shores

Islamorada is the fishing capital of the world.

It's peaceful and quiet here.

Walk to boat rentals.

What makes this house unique

The seabreeze and resturants are superb. We swim and 'noodle' in the clear canal water.


Venetian Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Convertible bed(s) - Single Roll Away Available
  • King size beds (1) Two, One in each bedroom upstairs., Queen size Beds (1) One in downstairs bedroom. One open up couch in downstairs living room., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Single roll away bed.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • 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
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Private Upstairs/Downstairs Units, Shady Palm Roof 'Chickee', Private Fish Cleaning Station, CD Players, Two Full Kitchens, Microwaves, Refrigerators, Optional Boat Trailer Parking, Cooking Utensils and Linens provided, new fish/bait freezer


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Boat, Fish, Swim from Your Own Dock! Vr-003
average rating of 4.571429 based on 14 reviews

wonderful time

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time with are friends on are week fishing trip. The house is set up so everyone has privacey. The house is in a perfect location. The outside setting areas are wonderful . This is a house we would return to.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice note. As I said before, it was a memorable picture that would be a lovely graphic commercial. ....Two ladies relaxing in the sun with their ice bucket of champagne, plump strawberries in the foreground. what a lovely picture! All the best to you.
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Our Most Memorable Vacation Ever

  • 5 of 5

We are very excited to be coming back to this wonderful and well cared for home for 2 weeks next summer. We stayed for one week about 3 years ago and have been trying to get back to this very spot. Island Times is cozy and clean and had every amenity we could have hoped for. The canal was moments to the open ocean or bay. We are a fishing, diving, paddle-boarding, snorkeling family, and the dock-age for our 32' boat was ideal. We loved having water available to for wash down ad the filet table dockside. The chiki hut was the perfect place for morning coffee, or enjoying the Keys gentle breezes. The owners were so wonderful in every aspect and worked to make certain we were happy with the home they lovingly share with others. A wonderful surprise was that with the rental comes "residents" privileges at Founders Park!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best vacation we've ever had !!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family created life-long memories during our week at Island Times. The house was very well-furnished and it was truly like a home away from home. The location is fantastic. Lots of great restaurants in the area. But...we cooked most meals in the well-furnished kitchen and on the grill. Beautiful, quiet canal. Leave the canal and take a left and your in the Atlantic fishing/snorkeling in 5 minutes. Leave the canal and go right and your in the Gulf / backwater in minutes. We brought our 27 foot boat and this was the perfect set up. Manatee swam right up to our dock. Sunset cruises. Great fishing. My son caught a GIANT wahoo which was truly a thrill for him. We will be back. - Greg

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much, Greg, for the excellent review. It was a pleasure meeting you and your lovely family. Please send me a photo of Gregory and his WAHOO. It'll be an honor to post it on the trophy wall. Nancy
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Wonderful place for the whole family

  • 5 of 5

Island Times was the perfect home away from home for the three generations that traveled from 2 countries to spend time together.

The ages of our family ranged from 93 years to 25 years and all were very comfortable and happy with their accommodations.

I would not hesitate to recommend this location to family and friends. I hope to spend more time at Island Times in the near future.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great family week

  • 5 of 5

I would recommend this property to anyone looking for a clean, well-maintained house in an excellent location. It is only 5 minutes from Island Times to the ocean and that includes the no-wake zone!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jim. Thanks for the nice review. Enjoyed meeting your fine family. Sincerely, Nancy
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Large! Clean! Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

We just visited Islamorada this past June with 3 couples, and we loved it! This rental is the perfect rental for multiple couples, large families, or groups of friends. It is not lacking in space! There are 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. There is plenty of room to hang out inside and outside the house: hut facing the water with swings and hammock, screened porch facing water, and 2 living areas. All bedrooms and both living spaces have TVs! There is ample space to park cars and/or boats! There is a washer and dryer on the first floor and laundry detergent for you to use.

This rental is close to popular attractions and delicious restaurants for those that want to explore. If you like just relaxing at the house, you can do that too! You can jump right into the water for a relaxing cool down or take your boat (docked right outside your door) for a relaxing ride or skiing and fishing adventures!

You can’t go wrong with this rental! I would recommend to all my family and friends!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Miami International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Hog Heaven
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Island Grill
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Founder's Park
Car: recommended

Fossil Reef State Geo Site, Theater of the Sea, Dive Museum, Robbie's Feed The Tarpon


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.5%

Visa, Master and Amex Merchant cards available. Call Nancy 954-298-1707

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.