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Tara

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Kawama Tower - Ocean, Marina, Tree-line view: Tropical decor, Handicap Friendly

9 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Overview

Upper Florida Keys Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6-8. Private WIFI.Pools/Tennis/Lagoon

Walk-in shower room. 'Handicap friendly'.

Ensuite master bedroom, with king bed , sleeps 2 and the 2nd bedroom has two full sized doubles and sleeps up to 4. Additionally, the sofa bed can sleep a further 2.

The 2nd bathroom has been made over into a walk-in shower with top class fittings and tiles, all new higher level toilet, basin and strongly mounted grab bars/towel rails. The refit has been done so as to be 'handicap friendly' and it looks just beautiful!

Our condo is recently renovated; in addition to the bathroom upgrade we have also upgraded the kitchen with quartz countertops and new major appliances. This is not a 'rental unit', this is our holiday home which we are honored to share with you when we can't be there ourselves. We are sure you will love it as much as we do!

Features 2 swimming pools (1 exclusive to the Tower), tennis courts, lagoon, fishing pier

The Kawama Yacht Club: The Kawama complex is a gated community located at the tip of Ocean Bay Drive at MM 100 off US 1 (Overseas Highway). Just down the road is the outstanding John Pennekamp Coral reef state park where you can take a dive or snorkel boat out to see the famous Christ of the Abyss underwater statue. The Tower building is right on the Marina and has its own private climate controlled pool exclusively for the use of those in the Tower building (there is an additional pool at the North end of the complex that is open to all Kawama guests). From the pool you can head down to the jetty where you can fish off the end or sit and watch the sunset with a cocktail! There is access to the dock for those renting a boat slip. There is a boat ramp and boat parking is also available.

Facilities at Kawama: To the west side of the Tower building there is are two Tennis courts and a children's playground. Two tennis rackets are provided in our condo for your use during your stay.

There is also a lagoon enclosed within Kawama, which is oxygenated and has many fish, it is very good for snorkeling and is particularly popular with divers for night diving! There is a beach area on the lagoon by the North Pool.

Parking is available for up to two cars, and there is a separate area for you to park your boat.

* Private Tower Pool

* The North Swimming Pool

* 2 Tennis Courts

* Boat Ramp

* Docks ~ if a slip is rented

* Lagoon

* Parking for up to two cars

* Boat Parking

What's in the Area?: Diving & snorkeling:

Take a boat out to John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, some of the best diving to be found . The snorkeling here too is outstanding, the famous Christ of the Abyss is a regular stop from Key Largo Resorts Marina at Mile Marker 100 of US 1. Most of the dive and snorkel boats also offer Champagne Sunset Trips.

Dolphins & Other Sealife:

you can swim with dolphins at Dolphins Plus, which is just a 3 minute walk from Kawama Yacht Club; Dolphin Cove and Theatre of the Sea also offer many other sealife adventures.

The Everglades

Everglades park is just a short drive away and makes an excellent half or full day trip. Eco tours, including sunsets tours, also leave by boat from Key Largo on the bayside.

Seafood: Eating & Drinking:

The Keys are justly famous for abundant fresh seafood. Try Stone Crabs, Conch Specialities and local Rock Lobster. if you prefer a Cheeseburger-in-Paradise then we have that too! Don't forget to try the Key Lime Pie!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Tara (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Tara

This is our dream holiday home, which we bought in 2009. We spend as much time as work and schedule permits here, but when we can't be here - you can be!

Tara purchased this condo in 2009

Why Tara chose Upper Florida Keys

We fell in love with Key Largo the minute we saw it and Kawama Tower is just perfect for us. Swimming pool, tennis, lagoon, fishing jetty. Great friendly experiences locally and wonderful laid-back Keysieness!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We a family of 5 stayed 4 nights in Key Largo and we loved it. The apartment was very nice and we received all the help we needed.

The location close to snorkling and great sightseeing within the Keys is perfect.

We would very much like to come back in the future!!
Jul 2010
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Reviews

4.9
based on 9 traveler reviews

Kawama Tower - Ocean, Marina, Tree-line view: Tropical decor, Handicap Friendly
average rating of 4.888889 based on 10 reviews
Tallahassee, FL
5

Key Largo Wedding With Our 4 Kids

  • 5 of 5

We needed a clean, comfortable and affordable option for a stay of several days in Key Largo to attend my sister's wedding. Tara responded to my inquiry immediately and was extremely helpful and friendly. Her agent was equally helpful and made the transaction simple from my end.

When we arrived we found a very clean and cozy unit that was roomier than the online pictures showed. The parking was close and it was easy to carry our bags up using the elevator. The kitchen was well stocked with utensils and equipment so we could make breakfast for the family each day. The beds were very comfortable and after long days spent with family we all slept very well. Even the fold out couch was comfortable for our two boys after the girls claimed the second bedroom.

Thank you for sharing your vacation home with us. We'll be in touch the next time we visit Key Largo!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great condo for family fun!

  • 5 of 5

This condo is in a great quiet location. Close to anything you want to do in Key Largo. We took a day trip to Key West, went to Pennekamp for snorkeling and enjoyed the pools. Our weather was fantastic as we hoped it would be. The unit is nicely renovated and equipped for everything we wanted to do. So very happy with our choice to stay here, as you never know for sure about a place until you get there. Many things to do on property or just a short drive away. We highly recommend this for a family vacation rental and hope to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We really appreciate the feedback. Lovely to hear you all enjoyed your trip. That's what we're here for! This condo is our holiday home and we are always delighted when guests love it as much as we do. We look forward to having you stay again soon.
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Crown point, indiana.
5

Great stay in the keys!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was great. The security on the complex was awesome. We have stayed many places, and you can never have to much security. The tower is the way to go. The unit has a great island feel. My kids loved the pool, it is for the 50 units or so in the tower only. That means it is never overcrowded. The beach was not so great, but we did go snorkeling off of the point. It was a block walk to the point, all on property. The babies loved the park, we did not use the lagoon, but it looked very nice as well. The condo was super clean, great to have a washer and dryer, included in the price. We stayed for three nights, we wanted to stay more. The tower has some renovation going on at this time, nothing can be done about that. No work on the weekends, positive. Negative they start working at 8 am during the week. It will look as good as new when they are finished. The condo had two brand new bathrooms, the shower was so nice. We plan on going back, Teri was an awesome property manager. Tara was great with anything we needed. It was easy to book, and also easy to find once we got to the keys. We didn't get in until approx 11 pm, we called Teri and she left the condo keys and info in the key box at the sales office, which was right on the way into the keys. Perfect. The only thing I would say is if your looking for a 5 star hotel, where you are waited on hand over fist, this place is not for you. But if you are like us a large family looking for a fun get away, then this is the place for you.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review, we really appreciate feedback. We hope to have you back sometime soon!
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Palm City, Florida
5

Great Vacation Rental and Location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in your home. The quartz counters in the kitchen were really cool! We usually stay in Islamorada or Marathon, so we weren't sure what to expect from Key Largo, but we really enjoyed it. We brought our boat down and rented a slip at the marina. We snorkeled at the John Pennekamp reef and the other just off to the right of it. The kids (all 5) loved the pool and the Lagoon. The condo was spacious and comfortable, the only thing I'd change if you could would be adding a screen to the patio, just not sure if the association permits it. My youngest daughter swam and snorkeled with the very large parrot fish, tarpon, cowfish and others in the lagoon. They definitely want to go back there again. Great restaurants are very close, they loved Mrs. Mac's Kitchen, the larger one. We also love the Cuban restaurant around mile marker 73, great food, super great prices! Thanks for a great vacation.....

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review us, we really appreciate it. So glad you had a good time. You're right, we're not allowed to screen the whole balcony, just the doors that lead on to it (which are screened). Interested to hear about the Cuban place at MM73, didn't know about it - we're keen to try that ourselves! Thanks again and we'd love to have you back again some day.
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4

very pleasant condo

  • 4 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at your condo. They layout was great for our family and everything was well-situated. The pools were great and very warm and the lagoon was a fun and unique feature. The tennis courts looked nice although we didn't find the rackets in the closet until the last day...oops! Overall, this condo worked great for our vacation and we would definitely consider coming back at some point. Our only slight complaints were the noisiness of the mattresses (covers) and that the view from the balcony was of a service road, not the marina as the pictures had suggested. Otherwise, great!

Thanks, Jason B.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
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5

AWESOME WEEKEND

  • 5 of 5

GREAT PLACE, EVERYTHING YOU NEED IN WALKING DISTANCE... PLENTY TO DO... PLACE HAS EVERYTHING NEEDED

  • Submitted: May 29, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay! You're welcome back anytime :)
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Miami International
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
The Pilot House
Nearest Ferry
100 Miles
Key West Ferry
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Miami
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Overseas Highway (US1)
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Backyard Cafe - Key Largo Fisheries
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Lagoon with small sandy beach inside the complex.
Car: recommended

1 mile off US 1 at MM 100 Oceanside. Newly renovated, tropical decor 2/2 condo with pool, marina and ocean views. Fabulous local seafood & cocktails at restaurants and bars. Snorkel or dive at the underwater John Pennekamp State Park.

Swim with dolphins! right by your door at Dolphins Plus. Visit The Turtle Hospital in Marathon and the Wild Bird Sanctuary in Key Largo. Fishing Charters and party boats for day or night trips throughout the area.

Bring your boat: access to the boat ramp is free & dock slips are available for rent, there is parking available for your boat trailer. Perfect position to explore Miami, the Everglades and the Keys. Here in Key Largo you will be perfectly placed for some of the World's best diving and snorkeling; spend days on Miami Beach and nights dining or clubbing on South Beach; visit Islamorada for fishing and Key West for culture, history and nightlife ~ or just kick back and relax, enjoying the fabulous sunrises from your balcony and the many facilities available here at the Kawama Yacht Club and Key Largo.

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Rates & Availability

Key Largo Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
May 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$150
$900
$2,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
LABOR DAY
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 12 2016
4 night minimum stay
$200
$1,200
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2016 - Nov 28 2016
4 night minimum stay
$220
$1,200
$3,200
 
 
Winter 16/17
Dec 16 2016 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$220
$1,400
$3,900
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$165
$950
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Agent's fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

Contact me for the best rates. We can sometimes go a lot lower to fill up slower periods or dead nights! If you don't ask you don't get, so we don't mind if you ask!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Town
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , en-suite to Master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , New refit. Walk in shower.
  • Bathroom 2 has just been completely refitted and remodeled into a walk-in shower area with all new high quality fittings. New high level toilet and basin and beautiful tiling. The remodel has been done so as to be 'handicap friendly' with as much floor space as possible, high toilet, strongly mounted grab bars/towel rails, walk-in shower with lowered curb.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , ensuite full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
  • The master bedroom has a king bed, flat screen cable TV, DVD player and en suite full bathroom. The second bedroom has two full / standard sized double beds, cable TV and VHS player and sleeps up to 4 people. There is a second full bathroom next to this bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
* Dining table with 6 Chairs * 3 Seater Sofa (Sofa-bed ~ Sleeps 2) * Recliner Chair * Stereo * Large Screen Cable TV and Region Free DVD Unit * Free WIFI * Washer & Dryer * Central A/C & Heating System * Fully Equipped Kitchen o Cooker o Dishwasher o Fridge/Freezer with ice maker o coffee maker o blender o Toaster Oven o Microwave o Toaster * Master Bedroom: Sleeps 2 o King Bed o Flat Cable Screen TV o DVD Player o En Suite Bathroom * Second Bedroom: Sleeps 4 o 2 Full Double Beds o Cable TV * Fully Stocked Linen closet o Full Supply of Bed linens o Bath & Hand Towels o Beach Towels o Iron & Ironing Board * Sports Equipment & Games Tennis Rackets snorkel sets, games

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