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francois nehama

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, french, spanish

Best location in Islamorada

10 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 28 nights

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Overview

Islamorada House Rental Photos and Description

2000 sq ft home, 3 bedroom with pool and huge garden

Sunny Haven is a lovely Keys house with gorgeous garden and pool, bursting with charm! It is an extremely comfortable home to live in for both small and large groups. The central Islamorada location simply could not be better! Sunny Haven is next door to one of the top rated boutique hotels in the entire country, The Moorings Village. This is a very quiet and peacefull neighborhood, with spectacular amenities only footsteps away. Sunny Haven is our weekend retreat from our busy, city life in Miami. The house is very well equipped for guests and entertaining. Whether you come alone, with friends, or extended family, Sunny Haven offers the independence to come and go easily as each pleases, while offering an intimate home for communing.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
francois nehama (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, spanish

About francois nehama

I'm a French and American 48 year old designer and retired commodities trader. I am passionate about lifestyle and details I have a little boy and some professional projects that keep me plenty busy. I love the idea of sharing my house and beautiful quality of life with my guests

francois nehama purchased this house in 2010

Why francois nehama chose Upper Florida Keys

At an hour and half driving distance from Miami, Sunny Haven puts just the right amount of space between us and the big city. The central Islamorada location gives us the pleasure of walking or biking anywhere we might want to go, yet still we are tucked away on a quiet street. Next door is a spectacular property, The Moorings Village, which gives our little street pristine, quiet, charm.

What makes this house unique

It is one of the very best location in the Keys. In a very high-end lush neighborhood and walking distance from all the best restaurants. A walk away from Morada Bay. You can lounge in the garden, swim in the pool, have lunch under a shade tree outside, go paddle boarding, boating or kayaking and finally rest and fall into a deep quiet sleep

Guestbook comments from the owner

Francois is the finest host we could have hope to have when planning our long weekend get away. Sunny Haven is exactly that, an amazing yard and perfectly laid out house. Francois was always in contact with us from the beginning of the process to post departure. The home is perfectly situated and walking distance to really all you need. We will calling Francois again to stay in his wonderful home.
May 2015
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Reviews

5
based on 10 traveler reviews

Best location in Islamorada
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
York, UK
5

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

5 of us spent 5 nights at this great house. The location is spot on - ideal for travelling both ways in the Keys, and great for walking to several excellent restaurants and bars. The house itself has a lot of charm and character, was well kitted out, clean and spacious, everything worked as it should, and Francois' detailed information was very helpful. The garden and the pool were great spots in which to relax. Highly recommended all round!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rockledge, Florida
5

An oasis in islamorada

  • 5 of 5

my family and I spend two weeks a year in islamorada as we have additional family that live in the neighborhood. Not only do we love islamorada we really enjoyed the property.

The pool and outdoor space was fantastic. The house had plenty of room and fully stocked with everything we needed. We have stayed in many houses and most hotels in the area over the year and fully intend to come back to this house if available.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rick. Your review means so much to me especially coming from someone as familiar as you are with the area. I too hop to host you in the future
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5

All we could hope for!

  • 5 of 5

Like many, traveling with a family of five poses some challenges. Finding someplace with enough space, natural beauty, variety of activities, and uniqueness to keep everyone entertained (and not involving standing in line for 50% of your trip) is a daunting task.

Thanks to Francois and Sunny Haven in Islamorada, we accomplished all of the above!

The home is the perfect, quaint archetype for life in the Keys. Classic styling, the convenience of the pool, great location in relation to shopping / the water / great dining, and a yard big enough to entertain is exactly what we were looking for.

The neighboring resorts provide for some great scenery, as well as some great dining right around the corner.

As a host, Francois is "top shelf". He ensured that our arrival was smooth, that we had a great set of recommendations for our time on Islamorada, and was attentive to every request.

Our young crew always had something going on at the house. We all agreed that it began to feel like home, and it was difficult to leave when the time came.

If you are planning for The Keys, and are looking for a great experience that sums up the pace and appeal of life down there, Sunny Haven is the place to be.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so greatful and humbled by your review. Hosting is all about sharing well-being and happiness with others. Vacations are the time when family memories get created and generations bond together. Being a small part of it fills me with joy. Thank you!
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5

All we could hope for!

  • 5 of 5

Like many, traveling with a family of five poses some challenges. Finding someplace with enough space, natural beauty, variety of activities, and uniqueness to keep everyone entertained (and not involving standing in line for 50% of your trip) is a daunting task.

Thanks to Francois and Sunny Haven in Islamorada, we accomplished all of the above!

The home is the perfect, quaint archetype for life in the Keys. Classic styling, the convenience of the pool, great location in relation to shopping / the water / great dining, and a yard big enough to entertain is exactly what we were looking for.

The neighboring resorts provide for some great scenery, as well as some great dining right around the corner.

As a host, Francois is "top shelf". He ensured that our arrival was smooth, that we had a great set of recommendations for our time on Islamorada, and was attentive to every request.

Our young crew always had something going on at the house. We all agreed that it began to feel like home, and it was difficult to leave when the time came.

If you are planning for The Keys, and are looking for a great experience that sums up the pace and appeal of life down there, Sunny Haven is the place to be.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Paradise Found!

  • 5 of 5

What a gorgeous property! Words or pictures can't even justify how beautiful. Not to mention it's in the middle of two of Florida's most exclusive resorts. The surrounding neighborhood is quite and peaceful. We enjoyed many bike rides around. The owner, Francois was more than accommodating. Before, during and after our stay he was always available to answer any questions or concerns. His property management, Margarita and the handy man also provided the same level of customer service. The house was very cozy for our family. But the outside was our favorite! We took our family picture out there with the beautifully landscaped background surrounding the pool and rest of the house. We found our year round family vacation house and can't wait to return! There are restaurants, beaches, live music, sunsets and much more just walking distance from the house! Francois, went above and beyond by providing us with great recommendations for eateries, activities & attractions. This house truly is beautiful with very eclectic decor and a cozy warm feeling of home. We recommend this to anyone looking to stay in a little piece of paradise without having to break the bank. Thank you so much Francois & we look forward to doing business with you again! God Bless

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful paradise

  • 5 of 5

This is one of my best places to stay where I felt that I was in my own home. Sweet and very romantic house. Thank you so much Francois for let me stay with my best friends Tara , Fenway and Bono (my beautiful dogs) we have a such great time.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the sweet review Astrid
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Map

Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Moorhead Bay, Pierre's, Chef Michael's, Kaiyo
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Moorings to walk by water-line - private beach
Car: recommended

Located at Mile Marker 81.5, Oceanside

World Class FISHING, FISHING, FISHING!

Crystal waters for BOATING, SNORKELING, DIVING, WINDSURFING, PADDLEBOARDING, and KITESURFING!

Find ADVENTURE in the EVERGLADES while coming nose to nose with nature in your KAYAK!

BICYCLE for many, many miles on the scenic US1 Highway that takes you all the way down to KEY WEST! You'll cross island after island and bridge after bridge with a view of the ATLANTIC OCEAN on one side, and the GULF OF MEXICO on the other!

Sunny Haven is next door to one of the country's top boutique hotels, THE MOORINGS VILLAGE, their fantastic SPA is only a stone's throw away from your door!

Enjoy the best SUNSET in the Keys, right across the road at the Morada Bay Cafe!

We are within WALKING-DISTANCE to everywhere you could want to be in Islamorada, including many great and local RESTAURANTS, MARINAS, GALARIES, CHILDREN'S PARKS, LIBRARY, SHOPPING, and more!

The plethora of NATIONAL, STATE, & LOCAL PARKS, including the THEATER OF THE SEA MARINE PARK, make our central location perfect for the adventure or family vacationer!

RELAX!!

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Rates & Availability

Islamorada House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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28 night minimum stay
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$2,975
$9,975
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $80 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500
cleaning $100

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Amenities

Islamorada House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , baby crib upon request
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , sofa sleeper in living room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Pool Master - King Guest - 2 Queen Kids - Twin & Baby Crib 2 Full Bathrooms Fully Equiped Kitchen All Linens Included Washer/Dryer Clothesline Fenced In Yard - large corner lot, beautifully landscaped Bicycles - 2 beach cruisers Deck BBQ - gas Patio for Outdoor Dining and Relaxing Open Floor Plan for the Ideal Enjoyment of the House Fully Stocked Toy Box! 2 Sofas in the Living Room, 1 of which is a Queen Size Sleeper-Sofa Central Air Weekly Housekeeping

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