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Keys Paradise Luxury Escape

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 28 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 3 bath waterfront lush estate steps from the Beach

This oceanside tropical estate is perfect for your family vacation or winter retreat. We are centrally located with easy ocean access and just steps from one of Key Largo's only sandy beaches. Use our paddle boards to explore. Only 4 houses in from open ocean, Tavernier Key is within view and Tavernier Creek cuts through to the bayside just minutes south of our channel. Enjoy a relaxing day at the adjacent Harry Harris Park which offers balmy ocean breezes, great open-water views, lagoon, boat ramps, fishing, children's playground/ swings, picnic areas, basketball courts and baseball fields. Watch the sunset from a hammock or Adirondack chairs as the kids enjoy our professionally landscaped yard with open grassy area to play. This gated estate is secure and lush! Begin your morning on the front porch as you watch the sunrise and sip your cup of coffee. Stroll over to the beach and gaze out at the Atlantic Ocean or read a book under a palm tree with your toes in the sand. Unwind after a long day in our hot tub/spa overlooking our canal as it opens to the ocean. Bring your boat to enjoy fishing, diving in near by reefs, or water skiing and tubing off the shallows of Tavernier Key. Explore the coastline or head out a few miles east to Pickles Reef or Christ the Abyss. Bring your bathing suits and 'Don't Worry, Be Happy' attitude!

Beth and Dan Kalbac
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, some spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 13, 2018

About Beth and Dan Kalbac

We, Dan and Beth, both grew up in Miami and have raised 4 beautiful children in South Florida. We have so many great memories of precious family times at our tropical paradise. Now that the 'kids' are heading off to college and grad school, we want to share the joy we've experienced in this beautiful place God has blessed us with.

Beth and Dan Kalbac purchased this house in 2002

Why Beth and Dan Kalbac chose Tavernier

The beach is my "happy place"! What could be better than the sound of palm trees, the feel of balmy breezes, and the smells and warmth of the beach and ocean? As a young girl, I spent vacations at the house next door and wanted to head back to this area to make sure our children experienced the same wholesome fun. This home has been a place of restoration and healing for body and spirit!

What makes this house unique

Easy ocean access for boating and its proximity to one of the keys only sandy beaches makes this lush gated estate unique! Our large yard with tropical landscape and swaying palms is perfect for relaxing in the shade. Ask about our separate in-law quarters which makes it a great place for family gatherings or relaxing escapes anytime of year!


Tavernier House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • We prefer small parties of 2-4 but can accommodate larger groups with prior approval and driver's licenses for any and all guests. No subletting.
  • Boaters will need to provide proof of liability insurance and additional fees. Free trailer storage provided. no RV hook up
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Updated marble Master en suite bath - toilet , shower , spacious and luxurious with clean towels and linens
    Guest bathroom updated - toilet , combination tub/shower , marble updated bathroom adjacent to guest bedroom
    In Law quarters - toilet , shower , easy access while playing in the yard
    Outdoor shower amongst foliage and waterview - outdoor shower , Get the tropical experience as you shower off salt and sand
  • 3 full baths
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom with 2 balconies - 1 king , Luxurious linens, en suite bath and balcony with hot tub
    Guest bedroom with private balcony - 1 queen , sliding doors open to balcony with sunrise views
    In-Law Quarters for added fee - 1 queen , 2 bunk bed , 1-bedroom efficiency cottage downstairs (extra fee)
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bath upstairs and separate in-laws quarters
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Explore the Florida Keys' or just relax by the water within steps of this tropical paradise estate. You can fish, dive or lobster off the ocean waters or enjoy the adjacent beach and park steps away. Its central location, Oceanside at mile marker 92.5, is ideal to sightsee the Keys. Drive south along scenic OverSeas Hwy, over the 7-Mile Bridge to historic and eclectic KeyWest. Within 15 minutes you can drive south to Islamorada's Theater of the Sea or fine waterfront dining, or minutes north in Key Largo where you can swim with dolphin, visit John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, take a diving or fishing charter or visit a wild-bird sanctuary. See alligators or take airboat rides a short drive north in Florida's Everglades. What a great way to reconnect with your family or escape with your sweetheart to enjoy all that the Florida Keys and South Florida have to, lobstering, snorkeling or scuba diving, boating, relaxing and restoring your soul.


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Keys Paradise Luxury Escape
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Best stay yet.....

  • 5 of 5

We have been doing a 6 week stay in the Keys for the past 5 years and this Island Paradise Home has been our best stay yet. The owners Beth and Dan are very accommodating and go to extra mile to make sure you're stay is a memorable one. This house easily accommodate 6 adults comfortably and is very well stocked with all yours cooking and bedding needs. The house is located on a canal with ocean access less than 1000' away. Great for a quick trip fishing both out and back in. The back dock area is great for relaxing with plenty of room for everyone, and the Harry Harris Park is just steps away from your door. The hot tub is a nice touch with a great view of the ocean. This house is located close to all the Florida Keys has to offer, from restaurants, bars, bait and tackle shops, shopping and attractions it's all just a short drive away. This is truely a gem that will NOT disappoint.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to share what you enjoyed! So glad you’ll be back again! You were great guests!
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Tallahasee, FL

Ideal location for families.

  • 5 of 5

Great location to marina and Pennekamp park by boat on the water. Beach area is a bonus across the street toward Atlantic ocean side. Very luxurious and spacious for two families. All the amenities, fish station, boat dockage, hammock, screened patio, dishwasher, bar refrigerator, master bath privacy, jacuzzi. It was very easy to get to grocery store nearby, plenty of yard space for outdoor activities. Nicely landscaped with coconut trees to read and relax in the hammock by the water. An ideal location to get to other key islands by car and the best snorkeling in the keys off of this area. House is nicely decorated and furniture and beds are very comfortable. Even has washer and dryer. Can't wait to get back to paradise next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed the many things Tavernier has to offer for your family vacation! So glad you will coming back again soon! Blessings, Beth and Dan
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Saint Augustine , Florida

Had a wonderful stay in a very plush home , very clean and comfortable , all the creature comforts

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed fishing off the bulk head , plenty of legal mango snapper to be caught . Lobsters were there only to be located sized and captured . Tropical landscape was lush and well groomed . The house had all the utensils to make an extended stay very comfortable . Winn Dixie is only a short drive away . We are already looking forward to our stay in 2018 . Thanks Beth and Dan . Betty , Robin , and Dick .

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dick, Betty and Robin, We are looking forward to your stay again in 2018! Thanks for being such great guests! Blessings, Beth and Dan
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Maryland, USA

Paradise Getaway in the Keys

  • 5 of 5

Staying at this beautiful vacation home was truly a gift from God! The location, dwelling, and manicured property are ideal for a family or couple seeking an opportunity to get away from modern life’s accelerated pace, and slow down to appreciate the really important things in life. Less than a minute walk away is the entrance to Harry Harris Park, which offers a splendid view of daily sunrises - all of which were different. The park has a small beach inside a protective rock barrier to the Atlantic Ocean where people can swim or children can play in the sand. The park also serves as an excellent location for early morning walks. The local fish markets enabled us to have fresh fish or shrimp on the gas grill. This property is a convenient distance from Everglades National Park and the South Miami area. It is also well positioned to home-base if your intent is to explore the Florida Keys. The owners Dan and Beth are delightful and caring people. Beth was very responsive to all of our questions.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a blessing to share our vacation home and know that it was a place of rest and restoration...from sunrise to sunset! Can't wait to see you same time next year for another time "in paradise".
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Lancaster, Ohio

Extremely Relaxing Stay in the Keys!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Kalbec home for the month of January 2015. The lush tropical foliage and extra large yard with hammock was so inviting...the best landscaped yard in the neighborhood! The home is very cozy with plush towels, comfortable bed, stocked kitchen, and nice furnishings. The spa/hottub directly outside the master bedroom was a real treat. The screened porch was clean with comfortable furniture and where we spent most of our time. Having access to the paddle boards was a real plus as we used them frequently for many adventurous trips to the ocean. Harry Harris park, which is literally outside the front door, was good for walking and enjoying the wide open water views & sunsets. There are many different restaurants with decent food within a short drive...our favorite for Sunday brunch was Made 2 Order. A trip to Bahia Honda was worth a day on the 'untouched' beach...gorgeous water and peaceful atmosphere. Beth & Dan prepared the home well for our arrival, were very easy to deal with and responsive to any concerns/issues. Renting a boat would have been a tremendous addition to the trip.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
68 Miles
Miami International Airport (MIA)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Snappers w/ live music waterfront
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Ocean Reef
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Harry Harris Park Beach
Car: necessary

Easy water access to both the ocean and bay through Tavernier Creek for world-class fishing, diving, lobstering Aug- Mar. Your family will love the beach, playground, picnic areas, and athletic fields steps away at Harry Harris Park. Boat ramp is also available at the park. Swim with the dolphins or Theater of the Sea 10 minutes away. Enjoy Schenebly Vinery and Everglades Alligator Farm, Everglades National Park, "Robert is Here" tropical fruit stand which are about 30-40 minutes north in Homestead, or head south 90 miles for sunset entertainment in Key West. 15 minutes south are beautiful views from restaurants in Islamorada or drive by boat or car 2 miles north to Snappers for live music and waterfront dining. Baptist Mariners Hospital is one mile south.Less than 10 miles to John Pennekamp Park and famous diving spots.




Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $175 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.3%

Rental rules in the Upper Keys require 28 day rental, however we may rent for less time, but the price will remain at the monthly rate and we can't rent to any others during that month. Sorry, although we love dogs, we no longer accept any dogs on the property. Some fees are negotiable especially for renters staying 60 plus days. Changeover dates are flexible. We prefer parties of 2-4 but can accommodate additional people( up to 10) with prior notification and approval and fees.
Call owner 305-926-3060 Beth for availability changes/flexibility.
Discounts available if stay exceeds 60 nights
Boaters must have evidence of liability insurance and because water in the Florida Keys is so expensive, guests bringing boats will pay an extra $500 per month to cover extra water usage to wash boat and equipment. Trailer storage however is freon the property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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