|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Located in Islamorada the premier Key of the Florida Keys, which is known as the Sport Fishing Capital of the world. Islamorada is actually made up of five Keys and this beautiful 3-story home is located in Lower Matecumbe Key, which in my opinion is the best of all. On visiting the property, you'll first notice that it's located on a quiet road at mile marker 76.5 located just 4 houses down the canal from the beautiful turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean, and a straight shot to Alligator Reef Lighthouse. This is the perfect place to spend your next vacation with family and friends. This home was completely gutted and remodeled in June 2015 and everything is brand new. This is a non-smoking home. The remodeling and décor is very high-end and everything is tasteful, high quality, spotless, and again NEW! The furnishings, appliances, electronics, and fine art were done with my family in mind as a true second home for us and not from a rental property perspective. This home includes many great pieces of art from world famous Barry Barnett and world-renowned fine art photographer Alan S. Maltz who is known for his work in the Florida Keys and throughout the State. We appreciate the added touch and conveniences, which includes hi speed WiFi (75 Mbps download speed), updated Kitchen which includes all high-end (LG) stainless steel appliances, an abundance of kitchen gadgets and appliances from blenders to griddles to Riedel wine glasses, 2015 Samsung 55” LED Smart TV, Apple TV, NetFlix and many other niceties.
This home is only four houses away from the ocean, so you are literally ONE MINUTE away the crystal clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The house also includes unlimited use of two Scupper Pro Ocean Kayaks to keep you active. We are walking distance (1/2 mile) to Robbie's Marina, home to a large resident population of tarpon that you can watch and feed.
The home is truly the ultimate in tropical living. You will find the kitchen is fully equipped with all you need. Wood cabinetry, granite/marble countertops, LG stainless steel appliances with all the accessories including a Keurig coffee maker and a regular coffee maker and all the kitchen utensils and accessories that you need to provide gourmet meals, including a great selection of quality spices. A 2015 smart Samsung TV, with Xfinity cable that includes over 140 channels, and if that is not enough the home also is equipped with with an Apple TV and Netflix if you want to connect to your own account and download the movies and shows that you have been meaning to get to. I can assure you, that if TV and digital entertaining is what excites you, our hi-speed wi-fi and technology will suit even the most discriminating guest.
Vacationing over the years with another family, it always came down to “who gets the Master bedroom” (we switched off every other year), so one of the great things about this home is that it comes with TWO spacious master bedrooms and these are very large bedrooms.
The Master bedroom on the 3rd floor is furnished with a King size bed. It also has a dedicated working area for those individuals that need to mix a little work with play. This bedroom has its own dedicated A/C unit, so you don’ t have to worry about compromising the temperature in the rest of the house. The sliding doors in this bedroom open to the third floor balcony/terrace, which will provide you with a glimpse of the ocean, a nice ocean breeze and some peace and quiet if you want to get away from others in your group. It’s a great location for that morning coffee and watching the beautiful sunrise every morning or my personal favorite laying on the lounge chair late at night and gazing at the stars. This bedroom also features a magnificent master bathroom with an extra large shower which features a rain-drop showerhead as well as a hand-held shower.
The Master bedroom on the 2nd floor is also furnished with a King size bed This room is even larger than the MBR on the 3rd floor. It has direct access to a bathroom and the laundry room.
Both bedrooms include ample drawer space for all of your clothes and it is of the same quality of what you will find at a Ritz Carlton, including the mattresses. In addition, the home also has three top of the line blow up mattresses for those unexpected guest that just “pop in”.
The family room, dining room, and kitchen open up to the tropical outdoors environment through 3 sets of sliding glass doors. This set of expansive sliding glass doors open up to the veranda where you can sit and soak in what is going on downstairs or wave at the boats going by. Throughout the entire 2nd floor and 3rd floor are hardwood floors. The 1st floor is marble throughout. Every window, door, and sliding glass door in this house is hurricane impact, which is great for protecting the home from a storm, but does a superb job in making this home super quiet. Also every window on the 2nd and 3rd floor, have custom-made plantation shutters that do an amazing job in setting that island feel and keeping the temperature in the home cool.
For the Fisherman, a stay at our location puts you four houses from the Atlantic Ocean, but backwater access is just minutes via Indian Key Channel or world famous fishing channels number #2 or #5. This home includes 90 feet of dockage on the canal coming straight from the ocean which includes an additional 30 foot cut-in slip, making it a great place for any boat. This private dock provides running water and a large (6-foot) custom made fish-cleaning station. There is plenty of room on the side-yard for parking a boat trailer, with fresh water wash-down for hosing off the trailer. You will also find in the garage a deep freezer for storing an ample supply of your bait, so you don’t have to make those daily trips to the local bait store or marina. Located nearby (very close) is a local public boat ramp that is free to use as well. With this effortless access to the open ocean, and an abundance of fishing and tackle shops, such as Bud and Mary’s Marina, World Wide Sportsman (aka BassPro), Sandy Cove, Calusa Cover Marina, and more, this location will satisfy fishers of all skill levels.
For rest and relaxation, the outside patio on the 1st and 2nd floor offers a comforting open space complete with many resort-like lounge chairs, tables and chairs, and a stainless steel Weber grill with side burner. The home also comes with two beach cruiser (bikes) for those that enjoy a little sightseeing on two wheels. There are many restaurants within three miles to visit by boat, car, or bike.
We know that you will truly enjoy our home and all the extra features that it provides. We include paper towels, soap, shampoo, dish-washing liquid, laundry detergent, sugar, spices, and much more. We look forward to sharing our home with you very soon. I will be waiting for your call/email to tell you even more about the house and the area. Also, if you are looking for recommendations on things to do or places to eat, I will email you my personal guide to the Keys. I will share this guide with you regardless of whether you stay at our home or not.
This home is just beautiful. Appointed with gorgeous furnishings and all the comforts of home. Our daughter has Celiac Disease so we do a lot of cooking at home. The kitchen had everything we could possibly need to cook a wonderful meal. We visited in July and rented a boat which we were able to dock right on the property. Location is perfect, close to many great snorkeling spots (Alligator Reef, Chica Rocks and Hens and Chickens). Owners were very accommodating to our vacation schedule. We had a wonderful and relaxing trip...a great escape from the fast paced life in the DC area. We were a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 teens) and the home was the perfect size, allowing space for everyone. We would highly recommend this rental home and would surely stay there again.
This house was perfect for our family, so convenient having the boat dock right in the back yard/canal.
Thank you so much for the warm hospitality you extended while we stayed at your beautiful house!
This house is very well equipped and is exactly as listed! The kitchen has everything you need to entertain or make family dinners for all to remember. The house is very tastefully decorated and has a very warm and welcoming appeal! The bedrooms and bathrooms are fantastic and allow for complete comfort! There are beautiful patios and decks all around with lots of easy access and plenty of room for lounging, dining, reading a book or just catching some rays.
The location is excellent. Just off the highway and to the southern end of Islamorada - very easy to find. The house is on a canal and the available Kayaks really make it awesome! We were able to kayak from the canal very easily into the ocean and cruise thru the various bays watching all kinds of sea life. Rays, nurse sharks, sponges, coral, pelicans, anhingas, and many more! We did not bring a boat but the dock on the canal is excellent and allows for easy access to your boat and the fishing of a lifetime!
The location allows for easy access to many locations. We chose to visit the Everglades National Park and Key West! Our goal was to hit all 3 National Parks but the weather while we were there and not making boat reservations in time didn't permit. If we return to get the other 2 Parks, we will absolutely want to stay here again!
John and Robin are very gracious hosts! Always making sure that all is okay and you have all the information and items that you will need. They put together a little list of their favorites that quickly became ours too! They really go out of their way to make sure you enjoy your stay!
We traveled as a family - 4 of us. 2 teens and 2 parents. All of us thoroughly enjoyed the trip and really appreciate John and Robin's efforts to make our Keys Spring Break an excellent one! We look forward to possibly returning to this amazing house!
We had to change travel plans very last minute (pregnancy & zika virus related) and came across this place online. Thankfully they were still open, and we booked super quick! John & Robin are incredibly responsive, super kind, and extremely helpful. During our stay if we had a question, John answered immediately. The house was absolutely GORGEOUS! Every room was very clean, and the amenities in the house were super helpful. We were even able to do some laundry before we left! They have everything you'd need to cook a few nice meals in, which we really enjoyed. The kayaks were also really fun, and my husband particularly loved taking them out to the ocean to fish! My favorite part of the house was probably the serene decks overlooking the canal, where I spent each morning reading, eating breakfast, and enjoying my coffee! Thank you John & Robin for the seriously relaxing week! - The Stotters
This was our first stay in the Keys. The house was perfect for 2 families. Very spacious rooms, new kitchen, beautiful floors, large high tech tv, outdoor seating on decks along canal in back. Very quiet neighborhood. Kayak's were a nice addition you can paddle out to ocean. The house is filled with things you need but don't remember to bring to a rental, laundry soap, paper towels, beach towels, etc. You can walk to a few places but you need a car to access beaches, state parks and the town which has good restaurants, a cvs, etc. Owners were very responsive and easy to deal with, I highly recommend this property.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000|
|Departure Cleaning Fee||$200 + Tax|
PLEASE inquire directly with us about the specific rate based on the length of stay. Note, rates and availability are subject to change. To reserve our home, we would send you a contract with payment info at the time that we receive a verbal commitment for the rental. We allow 5-7 days to complete the paperwork and return back to us with the required deposit in order to confirm the reservation.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.