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Lois DeSalvo

Member since: 2002
Speaks: english


31 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 28 nights


Cudjoe Key House Rental Photos and Description

Waterfront home, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)


Welcome to 'Shangri-La'. This is where you can RELAX and ENJOY the TRANQUIL beauty of the sun, sea & sand of the Florida Keys. Spend the afternoon 'lazying around' on the spacious screened porch/lanai or the large open deck overlooking the canal.

This CANAL-FRONT HOME is furnished in classic Keys style. This three-bedroom, two-bath home has everything you could want for your tropical vacation getaway! Six people sleep comfortably with one king-sized bed in the master bedroom, one queen-size in the second bedroom, and two single beds in the third bedroom.

Master bedroom has TV, a private full bath and a double sized closet. A fully equipped kitchen with everything you would need to cook the simplest meals or a gourmet specialty; for your comfort, there are paddle fans in each room along with central air conditioning. Ceramic tile flooring throughout home, screened in porch overlooking canal and an extra large open side deck, great for sunning. A grill is available for cooking your catch!

'Shangri-La' is also a FISHERMAN'S PARADISE.....bring your boat because we're only MINUTES TO THE OCEAN and some of the best BACK-COUNTRY FISHING around! Take a day to enjoy the many wonders of Key West or enhance your tan at Bahia Honda State Park (boat rentals also available nearby for fishing, snorkeling, diving, etc). We're only one canal (approx. 500 ft) in from the open water!

Other sites and activities: Deep sea & back country fishing, glass-bottom boats tour undersea parks, Easy access to Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary ~ an excellent SCUBA and snorkeling site for people of all skill levels; parasailing and skydiving, windsurfing and jet skiing, famous 'watering holes,' fabulous restaurants and entertainment, unique shops, historic sites, and so much more. Something for everyone, you'll never run out of things to do in the fabulous Florida Keys. 'Shangri-La' is a GREAT PLACE FOR A VACATION.... plan yours today!

There is a walking and biking path right outside our door!

Be sure to check out the comments (scroll down to bottom of page) left from previous guests. You'll want to add your own after your stay!

Keywords: Canal-front Home, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, open water, fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, back country

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Lois DeSalvo (Owner)
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english

About Lois DeSalvo

Enjoying good times in Paradise! Enjoy your stay at Shangri-La II!

Why Lois DeSalvo chose Cudjoe Key

My husband discovered this little Key called 'Cudjoe' when he was invited to help a friend move from NJ in 1984. He fell in love with the crystal clear Caribbean water and the warm year round climate. We knew this was the place we wanted to build our retirement home. Close enough to the excitement of Key West and only minutes to some of the best fishing spots and restaurants around. This is the second home we've built and owned in Cudjoe and are looking forward to retiring in the Keys very soon!

What makes this house unique

Sipping coffee or a Margarita on the enclosed lanai.....dining out at a favorite restaurant, only minutes away....quick & easy access to the reef and fishing spots....enjoying a sunset out on the bay. This is 'Paradise'

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lois and Ed,

We had a wonderful time at your beautiful place in the Keys. It was hard to leave.

We have decided warm weather trumps the cold hands down and will probably go for it again next year.

Your place was as nice as you described it on VRBO.

Thank you for sharing it with us.

Laurie and Mike
May 2009
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based on 31 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.709677 based on 49 reviews

Thank you for allowing us...

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for allowing us to stay in your home. As always, the home was clean, spacious and beautifully kept. It was great to be close to Key West without having it in our backyard, especially with two kids. Having all the amenities of home allowed us to enjoy some dinners on the patio. Our son enjoyed fishing off the canal while I enjoyed Bahia Honda State Park Beach. As we have made your home our yearly vacation spot, I will definitely be calling you to return. Thank you again.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2010
  • Stayed: Jan 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winnsboro tx

Spanish Main Drive

  • 5 of 5

Totally enjoyed our stay at the house. Lots of room for all our fishing/boating stuff and still plenty of room for company. Boat dock is really nice too. Close to Key West for shopping. Thank you, DeSalvas

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed your time at Shangri-La...We love to hear how our guests had an awesome vacation....thank you and hope you will be able to return again!
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pt pleasant nj

Great time in Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time and everything was perfect. Weather was hot, fishing was great, even caught a few tarpon! dining out was awesome. To sum it up, we will definitely be back. Owners were very accommodating when we had a problem with the stove and took care of it immediately. Home was very comfortable and had everything we needed during our stay. Great neighbor, Walter, gave us lots of info on fishing. I would recommend this property to friends/family. Can't wait to return to Shangri-La.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: we just love to hear how our guests have such an enjoyable stay and you said it all! We heard the weather was nice & hot during May...lucky for you! Let us know when you'll be returning. Thank you for your great review.
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Perfect house in lower keys

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I really enjoyed our stay at Shangri-La the month of March. Thanks to Ed and Lois for letting us stay in their home. They were pleasant to talk with and very accommodating!

The house was well kept and had everything we needed. Very comfortable for Easter dinner with friends we invited.

We love that area of the keys, being quiet but anything you want only a short distance away. We took our bikes and enjoyed all the bike paths in the area. At the end of the street we got on the transit bus that took us down to Duval Street, the heart of Key West. (Only $1.50 for seniors)

Looking forward to staying here again in the future.

Jim and Donna

Trenton, Michigan

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear you had an enjoyable stay and a great holiday with your friends! And you took advantage of the bus to Key West which is wonderful! We have booked you already for next year! Our best compliments are returning guests! :)
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Bluefield, West Virginia

Paradise is an understatement!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was for the month of November 2015. What a great is perfect.

Located very close to open water access...the Gulf and ocean were a short ride from the lagoon and Tarpon fishing a ten minute boat ride....what more could we ask for!!! We caught a variety of snappers, grooper and cobia from a friends boat and quite often we got our dinner of mangrove snappers right off the dock in the canal!

Unfortunately, I'm not a diver but if I was I would have had plenty of opportunity to do so...Loo Key is so close and is a great place to visit.

Also, conveniently located close to grocery stores, shopping, great restaurants, Tiki Bars and Key West....just a short 20 minutes or so away! We made the trip at least two dozen times....each trip learning more cool places to eat and visit.

We enjoyed the screened porch and the sun deck which is complete with a table and cushioned seating, cushioned lounge chairs & a large BBQ grill with plenty of propane! Needless to say we used it quite a bit to grill the fresh fish we caught!

The kitchen was well equipped, the bedrooms and bathrooms were clean and had plenty of bedding and towels.

I'm a retired photographer and needless to say, I got some fantastic Sunset photos in Key West, as well as many other photos I enjoyed...

Thanks to the owners, Lois & Ed, for providing a fantastic home to enjoy during our trip to Cudjoe....

Can't wait to book again for next year.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your super review! We always love to hear how much our guests have enjoyed their stay. We do have a great location for boating and just minutes away from great restaurants and bars. So glad you took advantage of all the local places close to Cudjoe Key. Hoping to have you back again soon.
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Great stay - can't wait to return!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 1st stay @ Shangri-La & it was such a pleasant & memorable experience! This will be our go-to spot for when we return to The Keys (hopefully next year!)

Our VRBO inquiry was followed up with within just a couple of hours, spoke with both owners several times before arriving, so easy to communicate with & accommodating to our needs. When we arrived, the house was spotless, it offered all the amenities we needed, and the grounds were well kept. You can tell this is a well cared for home.

Weather was perfect enough that we were able to grill our fresh catch on the BBQ grill and enjoy a sunset dinner on the deck. Lots of room in the home for guests & having a washer & dryer at your fingertips was a huge plus for us!

Great value & looking forward to our next stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear you had a great stay and had great fishing also! We strive to make all our guests feel comfortable. Looking forward to your return!
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Nearest Point of Interest
Square Grouper Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Mangrove Mama's

Beaches, Day Spa & Movie Theaters, ~~~Please request our Shangri-La info sheets on restaurants, nearby activities, important info, & more!


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Cudjoe Key House Rental Rates

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Tax Rate 12.5%

Rental amount (including taxes) due and payable 30 days prior to rental start date. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed & deposit is received.

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Cudjoe Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Paddle fans in all rooms, DVD/CD & VCR Player, Fax/Printer available.Fully Equipped Kitchen, Toaster oven, Cooking Utensils, Linens & towels provided, full size washer and dryer & outdoor gas grill. Please, NO PETS. Note, PLEASE CHECK OUR CALENDAR FOR AVAILABILITY DATES, This is a stilt-style (2 story) home & all rooms are, on upper level, Phone # is for directions only, not to be used for reservations. This is a non-smoking home.

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