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Oceanfront property with Lagoon, 2 Heated Pools, and Marina

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,350 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Condo in Relaxed Gated Community


Our condo is located in Kawama Tower, part of Kawama Yacht Club, a secure, gated community with 24-hour access. Kawama Yacht Club boasts a large saltwater lagoon, which is great for swimming, strolls, or snorkeling. We have access to two heated pools. Two elevators serve the Tower and the property also has tennis courts. Guests can rent slips at the on-site marina and for those without a boat, fishing (with a FL license) is possible from the jetty. A favorite pastime at Kawama is gathering at the jetty each evening with drinks and watching the sun go down—what better way is there to relax?

We are able to rent on a “vacation basis”, meaning that there is no chance that your reservation could be canceled at the last minute, in the event that the Monroe County Code Enforcement office discovers that the owner from whom you have rented your unit does not hold either a special vacation permit, or an exemption, to rent for less than 28 days. We also have a hurricane policy that gives you a full refund of days missed, in the event of an evacuation. So in other words, RELAX, you’re on vacation now!

Our condo has 2 bedrooms (one king, one queen + daybed) and two 2 full bathrooms. We also have a queen sleeper sofa. We have a small private balcony that is great for reading or enjoying your morning coffee. Our kitchen is fully equipped with everything from blenders to popcorn makers, as well as a variety of spices that you are free to use during your stay. We also have a George Foreman electric grill for grilling your fresh-caught fish. We have a wash machine and dryer as well as 3 flat screen TVs, cable, and wi-fi. There are plenty of towels and linens, as well as books, DVDs, and games for you to use during your stay.

One of the many reasons why we love Key Largo is that while it’s easy to spend the day lounging by the pool or lagoon, there are plenty of more adventurous options as well. There are several chartered fishing boat options available within walking distance of Kawama. Pennekamp Coral Reef Park is only a five-minute drive away, and we love to kayak through the mangrove trails or snorkel off the beach there. There are a number of tour boats and rental outlets operating near Kawama, including diving and snorkeling tours, as well as the famed ‘African Queen.’ In terms of wildlife adventures, we are within walking distance of Dolphins Plus, one of several swim-with-the- dolphins centers nearby, only a ten-minute drive from the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center, and less than an hour drive from both the Everglades and the Monkey Jungle.

We are also spoiled when it comes to places to eat and drink. Within walking distance are the Pilot House Restaurant and the Key Largo Fisheries, both of which serve good food and drink. The Fisheries also sells a variety of fresh seafood to cook at home. We also particularly enjoy Sharkey’s and Skippers' (three-minute drive) and Ballyhoo’s (five-minute drive). For your everyday needs, Walgreens and CVS are both within walking distance.

We hope you come to love Key Largo as much as we do!

**Worry-free hurricane season policy: In the case of a mandatory hurricane evacuation, you will be refunded for the amount of vacation time missed due to the evacuation.

More Details

Ken Smith-Christmas
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

About Ken Smith-Christmas

We are a retired couple from Virginia who fell in love with Key Largo. We love nature, art, world travel (our daughter lives in Ireland), and having great restaurants nearby.

Ken Smith-Christmas purchased this condo in 2011

Why Ken Smith-Christmas chose Key Largo

We chose this property because we really like the laid-back atmosphere of Key Largo. We love being far enough from the highway to feel a world away from everything, but close enough to good places to eat and drink.

What makes this condo unique

Out of all the places we've stayed in the Keys, this one is our favorite to enjoy wildlife. Our beautiful lagoon means that on any given day, you can see egrets, ibises, parrotfish, iguanas, and many more. We also like the friendly community spirit of Kawama.


Key Largo Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Queen sleep sofa in the living room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Regretfully, while the condo by-laws prevent us from renting the condo to guests with pets, we do have two dogs who spend the winters there with us. The condo is cleaned regularly, but if you have such a severe allergy to dogs that it would prevent you from enjoying your stay, you may want to consider renting another condo.


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Oceanfront property with Lagoon, 2 Heated Pools, and Marina
average rating of 4.521739 based on 23 reviews

Great Place. Great Value

  • 5 of 5

What a terrific time we had in the keys using this unit as our home base. The lagoon was perfect for my wife and me, our son and his cousins who came with us. We fished off the jetty, played tennis on the courts right next door, and swam in the two pools available. The unit is very clean and has a nice balcony. We had plenty of space for 5. The supermarkets and points of interests were close by. The owner was very kind and very helpful when booking and during our stay. I would definitely rent from him again and have already recommended the unit to two friends. Thank you Ken! My family also want to extend their thank you for such a great time at your place.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad to hear that everything went so well for you and your family during your stay in our home! Keep the referrals coming! Ken & Linda Smith-Christmas
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Beautiful condo

  • 4 of 5

The condo is great with plenty of amenities - fully stocked kitchen, lots of games to play, numerous towels, including beach towels. The only down side was the number of areas of the complex that were still closed 3 months after Hurricane Irma. Thanks Ken!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our home! The staff is energetically continuing to bring all of Kawama back to its normal self after the devastation of Hurricane Irma. Right now, the atrium garden at the Tower is being fully restored, and work will start on the Oasis pool very shortly. We are so glad that we have both the South and the North Kawama pools to use in the meantime. From what I was told last evening, the beach restoration project is still awaiting approval of the permit application by the County (replacing sand where sand used to be!), and that was submitted quite some time ago.
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Sparks Glencoe

Beautifull and Spacious

  • 5 of 5

Nicely decorated and very roomy. All appliances work well. Plenty of dishes, pots, and pans. Plenty of lighting. Lots of closet space and dresser drawer space. Beach chairs, cooler, and many other things to make you feel at home. Very conveniently located near the elevator. I love taking a shower and looking out at the palm garden. Far enough off of Route One to not here the traffic. We stayed a month and wished we didn't have to leave. Security is good and the workers there are very nice. The owners are great to deal with! Thank you for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are just delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our home, although we are still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Irma (but expect to be back at 100%+ by March, thanks to the continuing efforts of our amazing staff.) Kawama is a special place and we, too, love it! Ken & Linda Smith-Christmas
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Great condo

  • 5 of 5

Extremely spacious condo, lots of room and very comfortable.

Owners very easy to work with as we needed to adjust plans due to the recent "storm".

After effects of storm limited some of our plans, but loved the place.

Ali ready thinking of booking for next next year.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so very much for the kind words! We should be thanking you for being so flexible about your stay, after Hurricane Irma. The Board and Management of Kawama Tower is moving forward with all speed, to get all of our amenities up to, or surpassing, the level that they were before the storm. VBW Ken & Linda Smith-Christmas
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An amazing week of relaxation!

  • 5 of 5

We just came back from an amazing week in Key Largo! The rental provided everything we needed for a carefree week! We also rented a boat slip in the adjacent Marina! The location was perfect for a week of snorkeling, fishing and a short ride to the Islamorada Sand Bar! I would highly recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay

  • 4 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay in the Keys. We had to contact the owners once during our visit and they were very helpful and resolved our problem quickly. Thank you very much for allowing us to share your home.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that everything worked out, and that you enjoyed your stay in our home! Ken & Linda Smith-Christmas
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Miami Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Pilot House
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Key Largo Fisheries
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 12.5%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

12.5% Florida State and Local Sales and Occupancy Taxes are not included.

Cleaning fee of $100 applies, as does $49 Property Damage Protection Insurance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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