About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay28 nights
House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 5 Baths, (Sleeps 12-14)
This unique multi family home, it is situated on an acre of lush tropical landscape, facing endless Bay views, on large open verandahs you will enjoy Dazzling sunsets and Ocean Breezes.
Main house ( 2nd level- main level ) has four bedrooms, and two bath, sleeps 10 (1 King Bed, 2 Queen Beds , 2 Bunk Beds & 1-Sofa Bed ). Also attached to main House it is a beautiful and spacious Guest Quarter, sleeps 4 (1-King Bed & Murphy Bed) Guest Quarter has 1- bedroom, and two full-sized bath, with a fully equipped kitchen, and open living area. Two Master Bathrooms with extra large Jacuzzi, one on main House and one on Guest Quarter.
On the first floor you will find one full bath, a unique outdoor shower, one double refrigerator, ice maker, barbecue & grill and an extensive cooking area.
Main House + Guest Quartered comfortably accommodates a total of 14 people.
Islamorada it is recognized as a preferred vacation destination, the best of the Florida Keys. Great place for sport fishing and water sports: jet skiing, snorkeling, SCUBA diving, kayaking, boating, and more. While your vacationing here , you can enjoy great Island foods in many of our locals restaurants, some very popular for fresh sea food , also abundance of beautiful shops and local Art Galleries. Islamorada and the Florida Keys will make your next vacation a memorable one.
Keywords: House - Multi Family Retreat
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- May 24, 2018
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Beautiful house and breathtaking location, a few quirks
The location is gorgeous. The house is beautiful. We were there in February and had beautiful sunsets every evening. We loved swimming in the gulf, sitting quietly on the deck enjoying the views of the gulf, listening to the breeze rustle through the palm trees, and watching the birds, lizards and a huge iguana.
BUT, there are two things to be aware of before you rent this house, which is why I give it only four stars, as fabulous as it is. (1) There is music from Marker 88 restaurant next door every evening, and at lunchtime on the weekends, and (2) much of the house is one large beautiful communal space; only 3 small bedrooms have doors, and one larger bedroom has only a privacy curtain. The guest house has no separate bedrooms. It has two double beds in a two-story communal space. Our family adapted just fine, and we wound up having a wonderful time (nobody wanted to leave), but adjusting to the music and the bedroom layout was stressful in the beginning.
Also, the sheets in one bedroom were not what we would call sheets. They were some sort of synthetic, sticky material. I hope the owner will replace them with standard sheets. The owners, Juan and Maria, are very nice.
Awesome family vacation spot!
We had a wonderful time at Maria and Juan's beautiful house on the water. The view is beautiful. We rented a boat and kept it at the dock all week. The grill area is great for pancake breakfast or lobster grilling. Maria and Juan were quick to answer all our questions. We hope to come back sometime soon!
We had the honor of spending a week in this absolutely gorgeous home. The Vila family obviously takes pride in their home and this was very apparent from the moment we entered the gate. The meticulously landscaped grounds were not to be believed!! We have rented many homes in the Keys and this one particularly stood out to us! Loved the outdoor shower and outdoor BBQ area (WOW) and the private beach and tiki area were amazing. The dock was absolutely perfect for our brand new 24 foot boat. Honestly, we could not have asked for anything more!! The owners, Maria and Juan, were wonderful from the day we booked until the day we checked out! You will not be disappointed in this amazing property!! Dazzling Sunsets doesn't even begin to describe this property!! Thank you, Maria and Juan, for sharing your lovely home with us!! I promise, we will be back!! Chrissie and David
We had a wonderful vacation at this home. It was more than we hoped for, with plenty of space, great deck, we were on the deck as much as we could be. We enjoyed the music from the restaurant next door yet our home felt very private. We loved the dock and fished everyday from there as well as the boat we rented for two days. Thank you for the flotation station it was a pleasant surprise and we used it everyday.
We had a small problem with the dishwasher and the owners called us the same day to tell us what we needed to do with the problem. I would suggest leaving written directions about the dishwasher.
We had a great vacation and would definitely recommend this house to others.
We had a wonderful week. The house is absolutely gorgeous! We had our children, their spouses and our grandkids. All had a fantastic time. The house was even better than we had expected. Maria was wonderful to work with. The sunsets are incredible here. Rented a boat for the week from Bump & Jump rentals and docked it at the pier. All of us had a great time swimming off the beach area. It was perfect for the grandkids (ages 2-6). Wonderful music in the evening from the local restaurant (Marker 88). It is your own personal compound. You won't find a better place to stay in Islamorada. We will be back!
Rent with caution
Renters should be very wary of property management. Here are a few notes to consider:
1) Misrepresentation: I specifically asked the owners about having 5' dock depth to bring my inboard boat. The owners told me I would have no problem and this was an important criteria for me selecting the place. Upon arrival in my boat, I discovered about 2' at low-tide. I had to pin my boat on the outside mooring of the dock with the end hanging out and could only board from the edge of the dock at high-tide. I spent most of the week managing this situation instead of enjoying my time. Management refused to offer me any compensation for this inconvenience.
2) Sunset not as advertised: The sunset pictures are misleading. This house faces N/NW and, at least in Feb/Mar, the sun sets much deeper south. The view in this picture is only visible from the end of the dock and not anywhere in or around the main house.
3) Unfriendliness: The manager of this property is very rude over the phone and not reasonable to work with. I received a rude call two days before my arrival date threatening to not allow me to use the property on an arbitrary concern that was easy to resolve. Her concern could have been raised MUCH earlier in the process.
4) No privacy: This unit is located directly next to a dingy motel and your neighbors are literally on top of you peering in on everything you do. The restaurant next door plays loud music at night.
5) Good amenities and clean: The rental is the top 2 stories of a 3-unit place (bottom floor is private to owner). Unit is clean and well maintained with good amenities including W/D, utensils, pots, and a very good grilling station as well. Good TV and entertainment setup. Plenty of parking in front of property. Kayak and ski equipment available and in good shape. Only complaint about the house itself is that several light bulbs were out in the unit and the two master bedrooms are not private (they do close to the unit--they are lofts) so don't plan to get sleep if your kids are joining you.
I strongly caution you be prepared for unhelpful management. If you are planning your trip from afar and need reliable information about the property and a helping hand from the owners, you best look elsewhere.
Regarding this review, let me begin by saying that we work with all our guests needs and special request as much as possible to make their experience a pleasant one.
We cannot accept misrepresentation as a truthful statement, neither willing to accept an immoral proposition or extortion. Please read below Al's message,
Hope this email finds you both well.
My request is for a refund on the rental of the unit in the amount of $500.00 Of course you have the right to do nothing in this matter. However, my right as a customer is to provide a detailed review of my experience. If you do not respond within a week and agree to provide the requested compensation, I will submit a review of your property you will find it to be entirely accurate and honest; however, it will not be favorable.
I await your response and thank you for your consideration.
Mr. Al, the reviewer requested a walk through of the property prior to his arrival, which we are always open to. In visiting the property, he inspected the dock and in specific checked for water depth himself and found it appropriate for his vessel. We never mentioned an exact depth. Mr. Al also made a diligent in inspection to the rest of the property including the house. At this time he had the right to cancel his reservation, but on the contrary he seemed pleased with his findings and willing to proceed with booking.
Views and sunset pictures being “misleading” is untrue . We truly enjoy Amazing views! One of the Sunset photos on our page was send to us by a guest taken from the home. The house faces the west! The photos we use have been indeed taken from our back yard (no Photoshop).
As specified in the rental agreement all fees need to be paid prior arrival. There was an over sight on our guest’s part not sending the final payment and also in our part for not sending a reminder, resulting in a phone call trying to collect funds ONE day prior arrival.
The property sits on one acre of lush tropical landscape. We have neighbors but definitely not on top of us. At times while sitting in the outdoor terrace, we enjoy listening to music that comes from a very prestigious restaurant, two properties down the street, on weekends and until 11 PM.
The reviewer here seems to have a spiteful agenda due to his failure to extort us through various emails. The review is deceitful and we encourage you to compare it to all of the other reviews on this property
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS ADDITIONAL 15% Weekly rates available, speak to owner.