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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 28 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Condo in Relaxed Gated Community

Our Key Largo condo is the perfect place for a romantic getaway, or for a family vacation, at a fraction of the cost of a motel, and with all of the amenities of a home. The condo is located in Kawama Tower, part of Kawama Yacht Club, a secure, gated community with 24-hour access. The newly-renovated Tower is served by two elevators. Kawama Yacht Club boasts a large saltwater lagoon, which is great for swimming, strolls, or beginning snorkeling. We also have access to two heated pools, one of which, the ‘Tower Oasis” pool, is for exclusive use of Kawama Tower residents and guests. 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 at Kawama. A favorite pastime of Kawama residents and guests is walking along the beach to the jetty, where we like to gather together with drinks in our hands and watch the sun go down. It is truly a magnificent sunset!

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 (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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 1, 2017

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 Scotland), and having great restaurants nearby.

Ken Smith-Christmas purchased this condo in 2011

Why Ken Smith-Christmas chose Upper Florida Keys

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:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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.


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront property with Lagoon, 2 Heated Pools, and Marina
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 18 reviews

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: Nov 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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Nice condo in the Keys!

  • 4 of 5

This was a great time for everyone involved. Ken was very nice and accommodating. He made sure we had everything we needed and made us feel very welcome. The unit is bright, spacious, clean and very comfortable. The kitchen had everything we needed. All we had to do is buy food. I would definitely recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Ken's place for eleven nights, everything was wonderful. Ken left a lot of local information for us as well as some restaurant discount cards. The place was clean and well stocked with household amenities and games. A wonderful vacation!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at our home! Ken & Linda Smith-Christmas
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Excelent family vacaton!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property for 10 days. It was awesome. There were 3 adults and 3 kids in our group. Just enough room for all of us. The property was very clean. Some of the things were a little dated, but over all, very very nice place. While my wife and I were scuba diving, the kids and grandma were either swimming in the pool or the lagoon. The lagoon was awesome. There are hundreds of larger fish and thousands of smaller fish that the kids fed and snorkeled with. The lagoon have very clean water and also had three docks in the water that the kids could swim to and play on. As well as a sand beach on one end. However it is deep, so bring a life jacket for the young swimmers. When booking the owner was very friendly and easy to contact with questions. I would highly recommend this condo to anyone. Great place, we will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted to hear that your family had such a great time at our home! The lagoon is perfect for beginning snorkelers. The Kawama groundskeepers, owners, and even guests work hard to keep the lagoon so inviting for swimming and snorkeling. It is deep in the middle, as it was greatly enlarged by the US government during the Cold War period to train "frogmen" for forays to Cuba. In fact, the recently-upgraded marina was originally built as a base for midget submarines. Ken & Linda Smith-Christmas
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Awesome experience!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a awesome relaxing vacation. This place is very cute with all the amenities you could want and then some. Very spacious and private. Our overall experience was above expected. We hope to visit again in the future. Bring your cloths and be ready to be spoiled.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful experience at our home! Ken & Linda Smith-Christmas
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Great place to stay in Key Largo

  • 5 of 5

My husband, granddaughter and I really enjoyed staying at the Kawama Towers property of Ken Smith-Christmas. He was very prompt in replying to our request to stay and questions that we had of the area. The photos on the Homeaway site are just as the property is and so was the description. The pool was almost private and our granddaughter enjoyed swimming there very much. She also enjoyed the lagoon to try out her new snorkeling equipment and skills. Snorkeling off the jetty on the property was fun too and we saw many small creatures we missed when we snorkeled the reef. We appreciate being able to stay in this vacation home and we also enjoyed the bottle of wine that our host left for us. That was a really nice touch.

We enjoyed snorkeling with Keys Divers and the sunset cruise on the glass bottom boat. We were really lucky as the boat holds 140 people but only 15 were with us that night. That was really awesome- probably will never happen again. The apartment was clean and had everything we needed for our stay.

Jeanne and Larry Ezzell

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay in our home!! Ken and Linda Smith-Christmas
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Rates & Availability

Key Largo Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Dec 16 2016 - Apr 30 2017
28 night minimum stay
Mid Season
May 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
28 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
28 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59
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

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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
Nearest Beach
Car: recommended


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