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Updated Beachside Waterfront Tropical Estate with Easy Ocean access

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 28 nights


About the property

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

This oceanside tropical estate is perfect for your family vacation or romantic get away. We are centrally located with easy ocean access and just steps from one of Key Largo's only sandy beaches. 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. Your entire family will 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. Enjoy relaxing at sunset from the 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 while you 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. Enjoy exploring 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 a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About Beth and Dan Kalbac

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 Upper Florida Keys

Beth spent vacations in the house right next door to this one! We wanted our kids to be able to make memories and enjoy family time in the same area! The ocean views from Harry Harris Beach inspire and restore!

What makes this house unique

Because it is on the water facing south and is adjacent to a sandy beach and sunrises to the east, this double lot with large gated yard and swaying palms is perfect for all ages. The separate in-law quarters 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:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • 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 12 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
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 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 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , sleeps 6 in this 1-bedroom efficiency cottage with patio
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 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 ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
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
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • 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 without stepping foot away from this tropical paradise estate. Bring a boat to fish, dive or lobster or enjoy the adjacent beach and park with the kids. It's 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, escape with your sweetheart, or gather a group of friends to enjoy all that the Florida Keys and South Florida has to, lobstering, snorkeling or scuba diving, boating, relaxing and restoring!


5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Updated Beachside Waterfront Tropical Estate with Easy Ocean access
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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: Jan 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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Cincinnati, 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: Dec 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 (in season). 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.


Rates & Availability

Tavernier House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
28 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Dec 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
28 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
28 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning fee $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

Monthly rates are approximate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay. Changeover dates are flexible.
Call owner 305-926-3060 Beth for availability changes/flexibility.
Discounts available if stay exceeds 45 nights
boaters must have evidence of insurance and will pay an extra $500 to cover extra water usage to wash boat and equipment

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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