|Space||3,000 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||28 nights|
Imagine a Perfect Sunset with Porpoises Swimming on the Horizon - This is Key Largo at its Very Best
Enjoy our newly remodeled and gated – 5 bedroom, 4 bath house directly on the bay. We call our house CASA de IVY. The house features an infinity pool, large sandy beach, and a newly constructed dock.
CASA de IVY is decorated in a West Indies décor, with dark hardwood floors and red and yellow accents throughout the house. The kitchen is on the 2nd floor and features a large center island which seats 10. Just outside the kitchen is a 1200 sq ft covered lanai with travertine tile. From the lanai and every one our 6 French doors is an unobstructed view of the bay. In fact, the house is secluded with no bayside neighbors – giving you a feeling that you are one with the ocean. For those, that need to be connected, CASA de IVY has high speed WIFI internet, and every room has a flat screen TV. The home sleeps 12 – master with a king, 3 bedrooms with queens, and a bunkroom with 4 bunks.
I am not kidding when I say you could see anything from a pod of 100 juvenile porpoises, to a family of manatees, to parrots and egrets right off the dock. The dock has 6 ft of control depth and plenty of room for up to a 45 ft yacht. Electric and water are both available on dock. Pennekamp offers some of the best diving and snorkeling in the world, and is only a 15 minute boat ride away. If water skiing and tubing is your thing – Blackwater sound is the calmest water you could find in the Keys, and this is off our white sandy beach. And if sipping wine and drinking margaritas works – well, it’s all there.
It’s a perfect size home for 2 families. Our home books quickly, so please email for best availability and for more information.
We also own another ocean front 5 bedroom home in the Florida Keys- vrbo 430783
Melissa & Brad
Our entire family is close and we enjoy spending our time together. This house provides us with plenty of space and is perfect big dinners and great conversation and lots of fun.
We also have a ski home in Big Sky, MT (VRBO 304457) if you would like to read reviews from our other renters.
Brad Levine purchased this house in 2011
The location is perfect. It directly faces west on the bay - so you get perfect sunsets all year long. There are no neighbors, and the piece of property is almost an acre. We fell in love with property and after 9 months of renovations - we now have one of the best homes in Key Largo.
New kitchen, new dock, new pool, new bathrooms, new foyer, new garage - even new wiring. The house is now awesome.
I don't know if this message, but I just wanted to thank you for sharing
your home with us and getting us out of a pinch. (cancelled Puerto Rico
vacation because of the Zika virus). We had an amazing time at your house.
Everything was so perfect for our family. We loved all the beach toys you
provided and the sand for the kids to play in. They were happy as clams the
whole week. We also loved the volleyball court and enjoyed many games
together. We even enjoyed a fire at the fire pit the last evening. The
kitchen was well supplied and the big glass doors opening up to the deck
expanded the living space beautifully. I love how you landscaped the
property. Overall, it was a perfect relaxing vacation. We hope to be back
I don't even know where to start, everything stated in the previous positive reviews was right on the money. We had a total of 10 people and there was plenty of room for everyone, we never felt cramped for space or privacy. The accommodations were excellent, very comfortable and it had all the comforts of home.
The location is excellent, it's a very private setting, we felt as though we were miles away from everything but in reality were only a short walk or ride from anything we might need.
We had fun just sitting out on the dock, poolside or on the beach having a bonfire visiting as well as fishing. We had dolphins visit a couple evenings and shark swam by late and numerous other species of fish and rays. We also enjoyed watching the wildlife, namely the resident lizard Mac Daddy and his harem, they kept us entertained.
The manager Trish was very accommodating and helpful with any questions we had. Her recommendation of The Lazy Lobster for dinner was an excellent one:)
We did a few excursions, one to the Everglades (Tigertail Airboat Tours, excellent), John Pennekamp park (kayaking thru the mangroves was awesome).
All in all it was a great week spent with a great group of lifelong friends that left us with many great laughs and memories we won't soon forget.
Life is short, tomorrow is not a guarantee if you're thinking about spending time here it is a no brainer, you will not be disappointed.
Our stay was March 25-April 1, 2017
Thank you Brad for sharing your beautiful home with us, it truly is a wonderful place.
We travel from NY to the Florida Keys every Feb break for some warmth and relaxation . Case de Ivy fit the bill perfectly - in fact, it exceeded expectations in every way. The place and the sunsets were spectacular. Kids hung out in the pool, went kayaking, played badminton..while I spent most of my time between the hammock and fishing off the dock. But everyone stopped what we were doing to sit on the dock and watch the sunsets (and you know how hard it is to get teenagers to put down their i-devices; yet it happened at every sunset).
Brad - the owner was a pleasure to work with and Trish the property manger was great. It was the nicest place we have stayed at in the Keys and I highly recommend staying here if given the chance.
Great place with everything you need. A spectacular view and unbelievable sunsets.We will visit again. We used the restaurant list the owner provided and it was a winner.
Stayed here for two weeks with my daughter and her husband, my son and his wife and my three granddaughters aged 9,7 and 5. We chose this place after extensive research online. As we were visiting from the United Kingdom we wanted to be sure that it was exactly right for our needs - a base from which to explore the Keys and somewhere to relax and have fun. It was perfect for us. The pool was just great and it was difficult to persuade the children to get out! None of us tired of the stunning view from the house and beach and we took back some amazing photographs. We didn't know what s'mores were but quickly did some online research and made good use of the fire ring to make some! We're now experts. The house itself was perfect for our needs… Particularly the kitchen area which was well stocked and ideal for socialising in the evenings round the big central island. The outside space provided some ideal spots to relax in the shade or bask in the sun. We loved the peaceful, private location of the house/beach but with restaurants and supermarkets so close by we had the best of both worlds. Lots of magical moments in, on and by the ocean with some fabulous memories to take home.
The house was beautiful and so were the grounds. Our kids got to see a manatee, sting ray dolphins, iguanas, and parrot fish. From sun up to sun down we were in the water in one form or another, whether in the pool, boat or in the kayak. It was the relaxing vacation our family was hoping for and needed. Our kids keep asking when we can go back!
We stayed for one week and enjoyed every moment ! The house was set up perfectly for our two families. The kitchen is stocked with the basics , the bed and bathrooms were roomy . We had the feeling of being in our own little compound in paradise. The privacy and room outside for the kids to enjoy was perfect for our group. The wildlife was fun to watch but the manatee family visit one morning was by far our favorite . There is just a feeling of peacefulness in this home.
There were a few minor issues - the previous renter leaving a fishy freezer , minor plumbing issue etc but they were handled immediately by the house manager . She was very responsive and helpful. We would definitely stay at Casa de Ivy again!
Pennekamp Park is 15 minutes away, Everglades & Key Biscayne National Parks are 45 minutes away, Homestead Speedway is 30 minutes away, and Key West is 2 hours away.