About the property
- Condo1399 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 - 6 nights
Keys to HAPPY 'Beautiful' 'Affordable' 'Luxurious' 'Clean' 'Maintained' 'Lovely'
Our home is situated in the Kawama Tower at Kawama Yacht Club in legendary Key Largo and is modern and spacious with modern furnishings. A combination of beautifully maintained gardens, picturesque pools including two tiled pools. These are heated in winter, cooled in summer. There is a small beach and waterfront area with Ocean access. There's a fishing pier and adjacent wading flats. There are all weather tennis courts, a saltwater lagoon, children’s play area, and other superb facilities. Parking is close by and free. The community has a security gate to ensure privacy and control access. The combination of amenities makes this an ideal location as a base for a family holiday in South Florida.
We are also centrally located to explore the unique Florida Keys as well as the Everglades and Miami’s attractions.
We pride ourselves on ensuring our home is very well decorated and maintained.
Situated on the southern tip of Key Largo on the Atlantic Ocean. The locality of Kawama Tower at Kawama Yacht Club is probably one of the most beautiful you could hope to find. For the discerning visitor seeking that holiday of a lifetime in the unique Florida Keys.
Our home benefits from being really quiet – at 3/4 mile off US1, and literally on the Ocean, it is a peaceful setting on an unspoilt peninsular between the virgin habitat of a bird sanctuary to the south and the beautifully preserved John Pennekamp Marine Coral State Park to the north. The community is gated for privacy and enjoys 24hr security.
Our Key Largo Holiday Rental home is fully air conditioned and all on one level with Tiled floors for hygiene throughout. We have a Queen size bed in the master bedroom. There are 2 x full size doubles in the second bedroom. All beds have quality posture-pedic mattresses. Soft furnishings such as bed sheets, covers and bath towels are of high quality to ensure so you’ll enjoy the touch of a little luxury whilst on vacation. We replace these annually so they are always in good condition.
There is comfortable sleeping for six guests. There is also the useful option of accommodating two more people on a pull-out double sofa bed in the lounge, sometimes useful for mixed family groups.
We also provide a fold-away cot and high chair for a family with a small infant.
Both bedrooms have full en-suite bathrooms with the master being luxuriously appointed with walk-in double shower and fine fixtures & fittings. Our Kawama Yacht Club home offers a spacious 1388 square feet / 135m2 of living space in an open plan format. Also featured are all large American appliances and usual smaller kitchen accessories within the integral breakfast nook. We would add that the kitchen is well equipped with smaller appliances, mixers and hand tools so you really can cook, if you wish to do so. December 2017 BRAND NEW Washer Dryer and Dishwasher.
You will also have access to our own private SUPER-FAST Free Wi-Fi service with good band width rated 70-100 m.b.p.s.
The living room has Large Screen HD TV with some enhanced channels like movies available, a DVD and Stereo System with CD player and I-pod dock. There is also an integral utility room equipped with washing machine and dryer. The main dining and living area features contemporary designer furnishings of coral stone effect furniture and designer leather sofas. Patio doors open onto your private balcony with ocean view from an elevated 4th floor aspect. We also enjoy a unique tropical 'tree-house' effect of adjacent breeze filled swaying palm trees.
We also enjoy lovely sunrises and sunsets from the balcony varying according to the angle of the sun through the year.
Everything has been thoughtfully appointed for an enjoyable vacation experience.
Enjoy Privacy for your family group in a HUGE SPACE.
Elevator access rather than taking luggage and shopping up awkward narrow stair cases. (Shopping trolley provided) All access areas are ramped from parking areas - good for mature guests.
Setting is quiet and private gated community well away from busy US 1 Highway.
NOTES TO PAYMENTS AND DISPLAY RATES :
Damage deposit $ 400 :
Display Rates INCLUDE applicable Sales Tax 12.5%, This comprises 7.5% to FLA State and 5% so called Bed Tax or Occupancy Tax which we pay to Monroe County.
Rates INCLUDE Utilities (Cable TV including some premium channels, Free Dedicated Private WiFi,Water,Electric)
Exit Cleaning is $88 plus tax, which is included in your final quotation.
YES, we offer Short Stays of 4,5,6 nights - please enquire for bespoke quotation.
IRMA UPDATE - Community Amenity Update
After Irma rolled through, South Pool is OPEN, North Pool is OPEN,
Both pictures are current after Irma came through so you can see they are still beautiful with all the palms intact ! Walkways OPEN, Saltwater Lagoon OPEN, Tennis Courts OPEN, Waterfront and Beach Areas access yes, however sand top layer eroded - restoration work including new sand on beach frontage coming in very near future. First delivery of new sand arrived December. Some Beach (Tiki Huts) and Marina Facilities are under repair and will be a while before fully restored - situation is fluid. Confident to offer bookings again, albeit with some caveats about community facilities under renewal, re-pl
Andrew Exley or Sally Budd
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Andrew Exley or Sally Budd
Welcome from Sally & Andrew We have owned our home in the Florida Keys since 1999. Sally is a chartered accountant, Andrew used to work in the Logistics Industry and now maintains and manages our rental property portfolio. We are experienced owner managers and try to work to a simple philosophy of ensuring good standards and practices. Above all we ask a simple question. Would we be happy ? This question frames our approach. (just read our reviews!) We have many 5 star reviews on various platforms as well as a good number of repeat visitors who return every year or two. We have invested in a constant programme of modernising and renewing the property. Furthermore in the 2015-2017 period of time, most of the major structural and furnishing items in the condo have been completely replaced. We are licensed with both Monroe County and Florida State with the appropriate professional standards documentation to undertake short term vacation rentals. Details available on request. All the main components, systems and appliances such as the A/C are on maintenance service contracts, whilst we tend to change many items over before they fail on a planned basis. By the way, if you are guests from the UK or Europe and would like a bespoke quotation in Pounds or Euro’s, don’t hesitate to get in touch on email to ask us – we can adjust currency of pricing. We hope we can welcome you as our guests, and look forward to helping you plan your perfect stay and adventures in the fabulous Florida Keys. COMPLIANCE INFORMATION: License DWE5403062 ; State of Florida Department of Business and professional Regulation. Registered and Remitting Bed Tax of 5.5% with Monroe County and Florida State Sales Tax 7.5% with Florida State. We also hold the VRE-17-15 status approval for short term rentals of less than 28 days within Monroe County. Safety & Fire Regulations and Management practices are all regulated according to County and Federal requirements. All paperwork is viewable on-line.
Andrew Exley or Sally Budd purchased this Condo in 1999
Why Andrew Exley or Sally Budd chose Key Largo
*Oceanfront location, Salt Air & Breezy Palms. Wonderful Ocean and Water views. Fabulous facilities, all FREE to USE. Including 2 Tiled Pools and a Saltwater Lagoon. There are Tennis courts, Free dedicated private WI-FI - SUPERFAST 70-100 mbps, a Beach which has lovely mature breezy Palm Trees. Tikki Shelters for shade from the Sun, lots of Sun- Loungers. Walkways down into the Ocean, Snorkelling at the waterfront around the rocks. There's a 600 foot Fishing Pier and adjacent wading flats for the fisherperson. Waterside Barbecues, a Saltwater Lagoon with swimming platforms for the children. whether you are 8 or 80. Active or wanting to relax. It is simply a lovely location. The whole 20 acre community is Gated for Privacy and has a manned Security Gate 24/7. Parking is close to the building. * Our Condo apartment is Furnished to a high standard. It is light and airy we are sure you will enjoy the Arts and ‘Tropical Style’ design themes in the property. * Hygiene standards - We have a good cleaning lady who keeps it immaculate. * Structured maintenance happens several times a year, we use the place ourselves frequently, so the property is not just a PURE RENTAL. *The kitchen has a range of all the small equipment so often missing in rental properties. You will feel comfortable about being able to cook proper meals and feel as though you are at home. * Spacious = 135m2 / 1388 sq feet all on one level - check out the size of virtually any other two bedroom property in the Keys - nearly all are considerably smaller in design. * Open plan format in living space enhances sense of space. * Elevated Views from 4th floor balcony in an Oceanfront locale - see the pictures. * All on one level with elevator access helpful for more mature guests or anyone with mobility issues * Away from the noise of busy US1 - most rental accommodation and hotels are adjacent the main highway in the Keys. There’s a true sense of serenity and tranquillity in our location.
What makes this Condo unique
We had been visiting the Florida Keys for many years and spent time looking for a suitable property to purchase which would offer a range of quality amenities, lots of space and a tranquil location in the Sunshine. We also wanted somewhere that was central so we could visit Miami easilly if needed, but which wasn't three and a half hours from the international airport ! Our choice was eventually easy after reviewing every condominium community from Key West, through Marathon and upto Key Largo. We even rented some properties to test the locations for potential purchase and living in those locations. We settled on Kawama Tower owing to the unique combination of location as it is central to everything. Then the amenities within the community are super nice, all maintained and just what we were looking for. In combination, all of these elements make an attractive destination to visit. Both for us as owners, and for you as guests looking for quality accommodation for your vacation.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great stay in the keys!
We stayed for 9 days in May and really had a great time. Andrew was very attentive and helpful and even left fishing supplies for my husband with lots of good advice on local fishing. My spouse fished from the jetty and the dock and even caught a six foot nurse shark. We saw a few bone fish on the flats and some flounder, snapper, tarpon, barracuda, etc. We watched a Manetee with her baby in the marina. There was still some damage from the recent hurricanes and the oasis pool and marina were still closed and they are still resanding the "beach" area with some tiki huts damaged. (We traveled down to Marathon key and the middle keys received much worse damage than the upper keys). There are two other heated pools around the grounds you can walk to and the lagoon. The "tower" condo we stayed in (4th floor) was roomy and immaculate. It was a well stocked kitchen for cooking supplies and we cooked our catch there. The elevator works fine but just be advised that many units have golf carts, kayaks, and/ or bicycles but this one does not..so lots of walking to get around which we didn't really mind. If you need a golf cart or kayak you can rent one locally. The tropical gardens around the grounds are beautiful with lots of birds and iguanas running about. There isn't really much of a water view from the balcony (a distant glimpse at the far left and far right of the balcony only if you stand and look ) but the swaying palm trees are nice and you can see the sunset and sunrise and listen to the birds. There is a pass provided to the state parks which gets you in free...but many parks were still very damaged with limited services...including Bahia honda....so we stuck with John Pennekamp park a few miles north of the club. Publix and Kmart are just up the road for shopping. There are tons of restaurants and Andrew and Sally leave lots of info on them. Overall we had a great stay and would certainly stay again. The keys need our support ("tourist dollars")to rebuild and repair after the hurricane devastation some areas suffered.
Comfortable convenience in a great location
We had a great time on our vacation in Key Largo. Kawama Tower is in an excellent location, and has many amenities on the property. We swam every day in the fresh water lagoon, and fished off of the jetty. The property is still recovering from the hurricane, but is still quite beautiful. It is very close to many excellent restaurants and activities. The apartment itself is clean, well done and well equipped. The owners gave us a great deal of helpful information on what to do locally and were highly attentive. We used the owners' state park pass several times, which was very useful. I can highly recommend the 4.5 hour snorkel tour through the park. We hope to come back someday.
A great place to stay. Has it all.
We loved our rental. You can watch the sunrise. Sunset off the balcony . 3 pools. Close to to everything the Florida keys has to offer. The condo has beach towels and coolers for fun in the sun. Kitchen is stocked with everything for cooking and entertaining my family. The 2 bedrooms are very roomy. Nice big closets to store cloths and suite cases out of the way. Liked the fishing poles and use of tennis rackets. Easy parking and easy to get to the main road. Thankful for a extra set of keys. Great group of neighbors all over the place. Clean and plenty of towels.
The condominium was spectacular. Absolutely spotless and well supplied.
The stay in Key Largo was wonderful. The only reason we rated less than 5 stars is because there needs to be some more work done from hurricane damage. There is still some work to be done repairing from the hurricane on the grounds, but the pools that are working are wonderful.
This condo was beautiful. Absolutely spotless. The kitchen is well supplied, too.
Andrew was very good at keeping us updated on the hurricane damage and anything we needed.
They had a portable crib and high chair available for us to use.
We would definitely rent again.
It was a quiet area, everyone was very welcoming.
Geri, Steve, It was a pleasure to accommodate your family and we greatly enjoyed our interactions with the planning and making sure with the young family also, that everything worked out perfectly for you.
Thanks for saying the condominium was SPECTACULAR, Absolutely SPOTLESS and well supplied and that your stay in Key Largo was WONDERFUL !
As you saw, we put a lot of effort into all the little facets of ensuring your vacation runs smoothly. Unfortunately some things in life like the County permit office are not within our control or influence !
The Good News is that the waterfront will be repaired very SOON. New Sand has already been delivered ready as you saw. And when the last little bit is finished, it will be AWESOME AGAIN !
The third pool. ‘The Oasis’ is also coming back on line before too long. Plan is for this to have all the pumps and management systems moved to a concrete constructed building alongside an adjacent new Toilet and Shower facility. This is going through architect design and permitting process also. The facilities that were destroyed by Irma, are not just being repaired, but will also be much IMPROVED. It’s a testament to our Community Spirit and everyone’s Hard Work that we aren’t just open and operating, we’re also still fulfilling people’s Vacation Dream’s whilst finalising the last of the post Irma repairs !
Thanks again for your lovely review and for sharing your Family Vacation with us and we’ll be sure to be your Keys to HAPPY again in the years ahead.
Sally and Andrew.
Condo unit was terrific; very bright; comfortable; clean.
We had understood that the beach area would be cleaned up/repaired during our stay, but it was not usable.
Linda, Holly, thanks to you and the Kids and for saying how you found our home TERRIFIC.
It was Lovely to host your Family and of course we chatted a bit ahead of time and over your stay. It was a delight to work with you all and help you plan your Vacation. You were saying how you had so enjoyed the culture and all our wonderful State Parks and Beaches locally.
The Good News is that the waterfront will be repaired very SOON.
New Sand has already been delivered ready.
And when the last little bit is finished, It will be AWESOME. They got a delay with the permit in the County Offices for which we can only apologise. Backed up in there still after Irma.
Thanks for choosing us though and your overall very positive experience, and we hope you and the family will revisit with us again in the years to come as the family grows up.
Sally & Andrew
We stayed at Andrew and Sally's condo over the President's Day holiday week. We really enjoyed the comfort and cleanliness of their condo. It fit our family of 4 perfectly. The space is functional, and the association has plenty of amenities including several pools, tennis courts, walking paths and a jetty into the ocean. Andrew and Sally are warm, approachable owners, and they made everything a breeze. They provided plenty of information about Key Largo's local attractions and were available for any questions about the condo or area before and during our stay. If traveling to Key Largo, I highly recommend staying in their condo.
Ron and Christine, thank you for saying how much you Enjoyed staying at our home.
We were Happy to have the opportunity to host your family and play some small part in creating special lasting memories together.
As you experienced, Comfort and Cleanliness are two of our focus priorities.
This year sees some more significant planned renewals, as we continue in our mission to remain 'One of the Best'.
It was great helping your family get the most out of the fishing and snorkel trip planning ahead of time. In many respects it is this interaction and hearing how much you Enjoyed Yourselves that spurs us on. Thanks again for being such Great Guests and we would love you to come and escape the snow with us again in 2019
Situated on the southern tip of Key Largo on the Atlantic Ocean surrounded by azure seas the locality is truly beautiful for the discerning visitor seeking that holiday of a lifetime in the unique Florida Keys. We are just a convenient 70 minutes drive from Miami.
The Condominium village Community known as 'Kawama Yacht Club' enjoys the position of being set on an unspoilt peninsular. We are set between the virgin habitat of a bird sanctuary to the south and the beautifully preserved John Pennekamp Marine Coral State Park to the north.
We benefit from being well away from busy US.1.
Our Kawama Tower apartment benefits from being REALLY QUIET. Look forward to the rustle of the palm trees in the Ocean Breeze and the night time song of Tropical Cichadias. We are situated 3/4 mile off US.1, and literally on the Ocean.
In terms of Activities, we provide each guest with a detailed document comprising information about all the local activities and attractions and outline contact details for all the vendors in a concise document. Swimming with dolphins : snorkelling : diving : Fishing : boating : fine dining : ecotours : casino cruises : sunset sailing cruises
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Damage deposit $ 400 : Display Rates INCLUDE applicable Sales Tax 12.5%, This comprises 7.5% to FLA State and 5% so called Bed Tax or Occupancy Tax which we pay to Monroe County. Both taxes are collected electronically on this platform and and remitted electronically via our respective tax accounts. Rates INCLUDE Utilities (Cable TV including some premium channels,Free Dedicated Private WiFi,Water,Electric) Exit Cleaning is $88 plus tax, which is included in your final quotation. YES, we offer Short Stays of 4,5,6 nights - please make an inquiry. We may vary the availability of shorter night stays and the rate level according to the number of guests.