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Mitchell's Bayview Villa - Islamorada House on the Bay

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Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights


Holiday House House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms,, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6) Murphy Queen in Living Room. once acre

We have recently completed an inside and outside renovation. The Bayview Villa is a private, secluded villa facing Florida Bay and in view of the fabulous Everglades and gorgeous sunsets. Quick access to offshore fishing. Located in a lush tropical hammock in a quiet, one acre residential area (rare). The villa is approx. 30 feet from the water. The property contains a wading beach and a free marina with night lights, power and water. An enclosed patio offers private outdoor grill and dining.

The villa itself comes with a fully-equipped new stainless kitchen, full size LG washer and dryer, linens, two queen and one king beds, Cable TV, and a dining room. French doors in the dining area face the bay, spacious 700 square foot patio,and marina giving the feeling of the outdoors being in. Beautiful glass block showers with pebble floors are in both baths.

Islamorada proudly calls itself the 'Fishing Capital of the World' but there is so much more to do

Keywords: House

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Bob Mitchell
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 27, 2016
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About Bob Mitchell

We are Bob and Phyllis Mitchell and have loved the Keys since we moved to Florida in the late 60's. I was an airline pilot for 25 years and at the same time worked as the Marketing Manager for Florida Sportsman Magazine which I still do consulting work for. Phyllis is a retired teacher and professor who now works as a volunteer to a long list of organizations from the local parks to looking out for abandoned or abused children in the Keys. We both are very community involved and are on many Village committees. We love fishing, especially when our grandchildren are visiting. We did many years of offshore fishing and after that many years of backcountry but are now slowing down on that. Our big love is plants and gardening and we love to keep the Villa property native and beautiful as well as our nearby house on an acre. We will be thrilled to give you a tour of the local plants and what we have done with the Villa property and ours.

Bob Mitchell purchased this house in 2009

Why Bob Mitchell chose Islamorada

We have loved the Keys since we moved to Florida in the late 60's. Within a few years we discovered the most delightful Keys hideout in Islamorada that is now the Keys Villa we own and rent. At the time it was a small non-typical motel with just a few units. The Villa is a small house on the property, comfortable for four people, and is free standing on an acre property with a free protected Marina. We keep it constantly up-dated and remodeled, and very comfortable for our guests. The small town laid back atmosphere was very attractive but it took us until 1984 for this villa to come up for sale.

In December 2009 bought the Bayview Villa and have just completed a full inside/outside renovation and it is ready for your visit. There are three other rental accommodations, owned by friends, on the property so it is very quiet. We love it so much that we bought the property two doors north where we now live. We are nearby for your needs but not there unless you need us.

What makes this house unique

The property is so quiet with so few guests that folks naturally socialize. Nightly visits to the bay for the sunset, drinks and snacks become a norm. Maybe half the guests to the property are return people for years. A big hit is the occasional visits by an octopus which darts around changing colors as she passes over the bottom. Years ago one was feeding on the shrimp in my bait bag and when the bag was taken away from her she started putting her tentacles up on the dock looking for more. Soft heart, I fed her a few.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks so much for allowing us to stay on such a wonderful property. We are truly blessed!

Jun 2016
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based on 5 traveler reviews

Mitchell's Bayview Villa - Islamorada House on the Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 66 reviews
Longwood, Fl

Darby's favorite vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

I can’t say enough about the hospitality and the beautiful property of Mitchell’s Bayview Villa. This will be our 4th stay and our first stay in the Bayview. The weather was so beautiful and you just feel like you are in your own home! Your place is a paradise! Our Goldador Darby just loved staying there and watching all the wildlife. The fenced in patio made it so nice for her!!

Thanks again Bob and Phyllis for a wonderful stay and we look forward to seeing you next year!

Ro and Jay Baker

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ro and Jay are always a joy to have stay with us. And the new Darby is the sweetest, gentle dog you have met. It will be a pleasure having them back next year. Thanks Bob and Phyllis
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eastham, ma, usa

Wonderful pet friendly spot

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming here for a few years and love it. The location is right on the bay and very quiet with terrific sunsets. The villa is very spacious and has everything you could need. The best part is the large patio where we spend our days with our dog and enjoy dinner and the sunsets. The décor is beautiful and everything is clean and comfortable. All the people are very friendly and the owners are wonderful. One of favorite vacations!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Louis, Mo

Way more than just a vacation rental, Everlasting Memories!

  • 5 of 5

Not only are the accommodations outstanding, the view is breathtaking. It is the most tranquil place to go for a relaxing and also activity filled vacation. You are secluded from the busy world and it is the perfect place to de-stress. The regulars are wonder people and are now my friends forever. Sunset Happy Hour is a never miss for me. Very pet friendly. I've been a fan since 2010.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Naples, fl

Fantastic accommodations

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Bob and Pyllis for another great time. We so enjoyed our stay again this year. We met some fantastic people and of course the fishing was awesome and let me not forget to mention the fresh key limes for my pies. Looking forward to the same time next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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what a DREAM!!

  • 5 of 5

Once again, the Mitchell's have done it. A dream of a place, our secret in the Keys. Love the new renovations in the smaller one. You have it just right for the ambiance one looks for in the Keys. Thank you, we'll see you again when the moon & tides are right John & Debra

  • Submitted: May 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: John and Debra are such good repeat guests and we love them. This time they came at short notice when we had a health cancel. They were very impressed with the new remodel of the Keys VIlla. Both our Keys VIlla and Bayview VIlla are first class and we have found that is what people want. We look forward to their return. Bob and Phyllis
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Nearest Barpub
Nearest Motorway
U.S. #1
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Lazy Days
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Founders Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Backcounty Cowboy Outfitters Kayaks
Nearest Point of Interest
Worldwide Sportsman Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Mangrove Mike's Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Lazy Bays Restaurant
Car: recommended

Halfway between Miami and Key West in upscale Islamorada. Shopping, restaurants and the Fishing Capital of the World

Other Activities: boating, kayaking


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Tax Rate 12.5%

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Holiday House House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 960 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Glass block shower with pebble floor. Pedestal sink. See video at
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2) ( includes Murphy Bed in Living Room). All mattresses are deluxe quality. Wall-mounted TVs in all sleeping areas. See video on website.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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