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Andy Cancela

Member since: 2001
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Speaks: english, spanish

Sanctuary in Paradise Featured on H G T V

18 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Upper Florida Keys House Rental Photos and Description

Sanctuary in paradise.

Unique property featuring:

~1BR 1BA main house

~2BR 2BA downstairs apt.

~1BR 1BA cottage

~3 Full Kitchens

Wheather you are planning your very first visit to the Florida Keys or are a returning guest, we'd like to welcome you to our paradise. Islamorada, meaning purple isle, has more fishing vessels per square mile than any other vacation destination in the world and is known as the sport fishing capital of the world.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Andy Cancela (Owner)
Member since: 2001
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

About Andy Cancela

God-loving, family oriented, and likes to keep things simple.

Andy Cancela purchased this house in 2008

Why Andy Cancela chose Upper Florida Keys

We think Plantation Key is the jewel of the Florida Keys. Islamorada is the coined the 'fishing capital of the world'. Andy has completely remodeled the property inside and out planting over 600 trees and shrubs to create a lush private paradise.

What makes this house unique

It offers an abundance of open space and privacy. There are breath-taking sunrises and an ever-changing lure of the ocean view. This unique property is somewhat of a compound. We have the main house which is comprised of a 1BR 1BA master suite and a 2BR 2BA downstairs apartment. Privately located adjacent to the main house is a unique Red Cross cottage built in the 1930's.

Reviews

4.9
based on 18 traveler reviews

Sanctuary in Paradise Featured on H G T V
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews
5

Wonderful vacation in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

First of all, the owner is the nicest person! Second, the location, is the most beautiful in all I have seen! I am myself from Miami, but this unique privacy of the ocean access, "personal" sunrises and quiet, relaxing vibe is something I've enjoyed like never before. Third, the house, our upstairs apartment was so nice and modern and the view from it is to die for. Parents stayed with a little baby in the cottage, so it is nice and quiet, and the rest of the kids downstairs. We all had a blast, my dad was fishing non-stop, we did kayaking and kids were swimming in the ocean and running around this huge property. We will come back!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Unbelivable! Beautiful! Indescribable!

  • 5 of 5

This was our best vacation ever! We have 2 married kids with 3 grandkids. The cottage was perfect for our Son, his wife and 3 year old. Downstairs was taylor made for our daughter, her husband and 2 girls. Upstairs was the perfect place for me and my wife! Everyone gathered upstairs for our meals and fellowship! The view is incredible! The water is beautiful! The Sunrise is astounding! My granddaughters and I met on the dock every morning at 6:45 to watch the beauty of the red and yellow as the sun rose over the ocean! The food in the restaurants is great! Ma's Fish Camp was our favorite! Ann's Beach is great, snorkeling at the state park was incredible and Key West was a fun day! There is so much to do here and the views are great! The property here is spacious and well kept! You will see peacocks, iguanas, stingray, tarpon and all kinds of fish! Birds are everywhere and there is practically no waves in the ocean! I could go on and on about this place, but you need to experience it for yourself! Andy and Marianne, the owners, are top notch people who will take care of you. Come see the beauty of God's creation from this special place! Praise the Lord!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, spacious, perfect location

  • 4 of 5

This house provided a perfect location to bring our family down for their first trip to the keys. The house is big enough to fit everyone and I love how the separate levels and guest cottage provide spaces for everyone to get their own privacy. Although the weather was very windy the week we went we were still able to put our boat in the water in the backyard for one trip out and the other days we fished right off the dock catching a huge variety of things! The giant backyard and the sunrises were my favorite. The owners of the house were the nicest people to deal with and quickly responded to any small thing that was wrong such as issues with the cable on a couple tv's which got fixed very promptly. I think that some of the furniture in the downstairs could use some updating but we stayed in the master upstairs so it didn't really bother us. All in all this house is most definitely worth the price for the space, location, amenities, and wonderful owners. We plan on returning every year for our anniversary if it is available. Thanks!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our Vacation At Schooner Hammock was one of our family's best. Our Family comes from all over the U.S. and meets at one location. My son loved the privacy of the cottage. As for my daughter, Son-in-law and our Grandchildren what a perfect fit. Lots of room, large property to play and enjoy...And let me not forget the Great Neighbors. Thanx Again for offering your family a Great Family Vacation!

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  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful for extended family stays!

  • 5 of 5

We chose this wonderful property for a family celebration with our son and daughter and their families including three grandsons ages 6,16, and 19. The location is perfect for all area activities and the house and grounds are spectacular. We highly recommend it for large families. We brought our pet and rented a boat for the week. It was truly a wonderful family vacation for all.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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5

PARADISE!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week on this gorgeous property with our 2 sons, ages 17 and 21. It is as beautiful, if not more, than the pictures on the website. It was spacious, nicely furnished, and comfortable. We rented a boat for the week and went lobstering, fishing, and snorkeling. We were very successful! Also, the location is ideal as it is close to great restaurants and grocery stores. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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The Keys is home to every water sport imaginable. There are activities for adults and children alike. There is the Theatre of the Sea which is a marine life zoo offering swimming with dolphins. Islamorada has once been coined the fishing capital of the world offering fishing of every kind. Another big attraction is the John Pennekamp State Park which offers some of the best snorkeling/diving with the famous underwater Jesus statue. There are also several other area attractions that can be found to suit your needs. We have a list of our favorite things to do and places to eat located in the handbook upon arrival.

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Rates & Availability

Plantation Key House Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.5%

Rentals only available Sat. thru Sat.

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Amenities

Upper Florida Keys House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Notes:
Please enjoy use of our kayak and canoe. What's ours is yours. There are two hammocks and plenty of searing areas. This unique property has a 1BR 1BA master suite with a 2BR 2BA downstairs apartment. It also has a separate private 1BR 1BA Red Cross house adjacent to the main house.

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