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Keys Kottage; Remodeled Villa in Native Hammock on Florida Bay

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A typical Keys pelican grets you at the front door

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Islamorada villa description

The Kottage is a free-standing 2 bedroom/2 bath villa located on a small resort property nestled in a native hammock on Florida Bay. The Kottage is a “conch-style” cottage which was just completely remodeled and renovated and is completely new, from the tile floors to the new tongue-and-groove ceiling.

The property is directly on Florida Bay on Upper Matecumbe Key, and the Kottage is approximately 100 feet from the water. The Kottage is fully air-conditioned and has ceiling fans throughout. The bedrooms can accommodated up to 6 people and with the queen-size sofabed in the front room, two more. The appliances, and furniture are new.

We provide pillows, sheets, blankets, and towels and all of your cooking and eating utensils. A washer and dryer are provided for your convenience.

A television with cable tv, a VCR and DVD player, and a stereo are provided for rainy day entertainment. Smoking is not permitted inside the Kottage.

The property is beautiful, based in a native hardwood hammock, extending from US 1 to the bay. It has a protected boat basin which will accommodate boats up to 26 feet. There is a launching ramp for boats up to 17-18 feet, and a swimming area right off the property. Larger boats can be launched at one of several nearby ramps. Rental boats and fishing charters are available locally.

Guests renting the Kottage are able to visit the Village of Islamorada Founders Park with its olympic-size pool, beach, and ball fields. The nearby area has a multitude of restaurants, historic sites and nature preserves, shopping and many activities for children. Local shopping for clothing, souvenirs, and fishing and boating needs is plentiful. Grocery stores are convenient. There are several local attractions if you need a day out of the sun. Key West is a day-trip away.

Islamorada is the Sportfishing Capital of the World. You're minutes away from the best back country (bonefish, tarpon, permit, snook, redfish), blue water (sailfish, dolphin, wahoo, cobia) and reef fishing (grouper, snapper, yellowtail) in the entire Florida Keys. There is quick access to the ocean-side both east and west around the key. Fishing off of our jetty in the evening is alot of fun for the kids. Magnificant snorkeling and scuba diving sites abound in the local area. A wide range of boating activities are available year round since our area of the bay is well protected. Sea Kayacking and canoeing along our shoreline is popular. Of course water skiing and knee-boarding are a hit with the kids.

In addition to the rare and tropical flora which abounds on the property, the fauna which call the property home will entertain you during your stay. An osprey (called Ozzie by the locals) sits atop the trees in the area during the early evenings. We have an octopus in the marina who will look after your shrimp bucket if you leave it in the water. He may even play tug of war with you in the morning, and has been known to become a land animal when he is looking for a handout.

Pete, the Great White Heron, frequently stations himself on the seawall. When you have had a successful day fishing he always seems to have gotten the message and is waiting for you upon your return to the dock. Watch your fillets carefully. If you get diverted, you will see how fast these creatures can move where food is concerned. His cousins, the pelicans, are usually right behind him when the fish cleaning begins and are just as brazen. And don’t be surprised if you walk out to the boat basin and find Izzie, the Iguana sunning himself .

The Kottage is an unique place, and the people who visit, both owners and guests, feel very special about the property. The privacy is wonderful, the accommodations are new and clean, the property peaceful, and the access to the fishing is the best in the Keys, indisputably. We hope you will also find it as special as have we, and will add your name to the growing list who return to enjoy the most gorgeous sunsets and the best fishing and diving in the world.

The Keys Kottage generally rents for 1 week intervals, from Saturday to Saturday. If the Keys Kottage is what you are looking for, please contact us and to reserve the dates. The reservation will be confirmed upon receiving a check for 25% of the total cost of the rental including tax.

We look forward to your visiting our little piece of paradise, and are sure you will have a wonderful and special visit. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at any time.




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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking is not permitted inside the Keys Kottage...moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Well behaved dogs welcome. No cats or birds, please....moreless

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Convertible bed(s)

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          • Queen size Beds (1) Master bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (1) 2 twin trundle beds in second bedroom, sleeping 4 in individual beds, Baby Cribs (1) Available with advance notice, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen-size sofa bed in living room...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Spacious Deepwater Boat Basin and Launching Ramp. Rental includes free dock space for one boat under 26 feet in length....moreless

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Bay/Sound
              • Cinemas
              • Museums
              • Reefs
              • Restaurants
              • Theme Parks

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Beach
              • Near The Ocean
              • Waterfront:

                The property is directly on Florida Bay. Sunsets are magnificant....moreless

              • Waterfront:

                The property is directly on Florida Bay. The Kottage is approximately 100 feet from the marina....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Parasailing
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining
              • Dining Area

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                Brand new Mitsubishi split airconditioning throughout the Kottage...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Hair Dryer
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street:

                Assigned parking place conveniently located next to Kottage...moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                Boattrailer parking available...moreless

              • Sofa Bed
              • Telephone
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Freezer
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                Fully equipped with new appliances...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Boat:

                Dock space for one boat 26 feet and under included in rental...moreless

              • Deck / Patio
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Outdoor Grill Gas

              Payment Type

              • Mastercard
              • Visa
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Fall Season
              Aug 23 - Dec 19, 2014
              7 night min stay

              $1,295
              In-Season
              Dec 20 - Aug 22, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $1,495
              My Standard Rate
              7 night min stay

              $1,495

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Tax Rate 12.5%

              Notes:

              Deposit of $500.00 required to guarantee reservation. Balance is due 8 weeks before arrival.


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              Location

              80 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Islamorada
              Nearest Barpub
              Islamorada
              Nearest Motorway
              Islamorada
              Nearest Restaurant
              4 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Beach

              Car: Recommended

              Sport fishing paradise, including flats fishing for bonefish and permit, back country fishing for redfish and tarpon, reef fishing for snapper, grouper and yellowtail and blue water fishing for sailfish, dolphin (mahi mahi), wahoo, cobia and marlin, all within 15 minutes of our marina.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1991

              About the owner: We're Bernie & Linda Holzman and the Keys Kottage is one of two units we have on this property. We're originally New Yorkers but have lived in Florida for more than 30 years. Our kids grew up on this property and we consider ourselves very lucky that we have had the opportunity to enjoy it and help develop it into a special vacation destination for families and couples who love the water, boating, diving and fishing as do we.

              Why the Owner Chose Islamorada:
              We were introduced to this property in 1984 by very close friends, Phyllis & Bob Mitchell (VRBO#34491) who had just purchased their unit. It was love at first sight, the open views of Florida Bay, the magnificent sunsets, the privacy and great boating facilities. It took 7 years for another unit to come up for sale and when it did we jumped on it in 1991. In fact, it took two years to completely remodel the unit, every weekend and vacation. We enjoyed being there so much that when we finished and began to rent the Keys Kottage to special guests we had to buy another unit (VRBO# 72385) and start all over again, just so we could spend our free time there. In 2008 we completed a total renovation of the Keys Kottage with new everything from floor (actually sub-floor) to ceiling making it brighter and more comfortable than ever before.

              The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
              The Keys Kottage, and the property we know as Holiday House, is a unique property unlike almost anything in the keys. It is small and private, yet the owners and guests who vacation here are warm and friendly. We are centrally located in the heart of Islamorada and convenient to restaurants, grocery stores, tourist attractions, marinas and fuel docks and access to the back country or the patch reefs and offshore fishing. And without a doubt this is the finest location to watch the most gorgeous sunsets over the water,........ and if you're real lucky you just might see the green flash!


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              Speaks: english

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              Photos

              • A typical Keys pelican grets you at the front door

                A typical Keys pelican grets you at the front door

              • The rear (parking lot) entrance

                The rear (parking lot) entrance

              • The front room has a queen-size sleeper couch for comfortable relaxation

                The front room has a queen-size sleeper couch for comfortable relaxation

              • The kitchen is fully equipped with new appliances

                The kitchen is fully equipped with new appliances

              • The second bedroom can sleep four

                The second bedroom can sleep four

              • The evening view is not too bad either

                The evening view is not too bad either

              • Orchids are just one of many species growing throught the property

                Orchids are just one of many species growing throught the property

              • African Pompano off one of the nearby wrecks

                African Pompano off one of the nearby wrecks

              • Snapper are everywhere

                Snapper are everywhere

              • Virtually every night the sunsets are magnificant

                Virtually every night the sunsets are magnificant

              • A new walkway and patio outside the front door

                A new walkway and patio outside the front door

              • The Kottage floorplan provides plenty of room for everyone

                The Kottage floorplan provides plenty of room for everyone

              • The front room dining area is light and airy

                The front room dining area is light and airy

              • That's a queen-size bed in the master bedroom

                That's a queen-size bed in the master bedroom

              • The View as you Leave the Boat Basin for a Day of Fishing or Diving

                The View as you Leave the Boat Basin for a Day of Fishing or Diving

              • Pete the Great White Heron guards the marina

                Pete the Great White Heron guards the marina

              • Offshore fishing for marlin, as well as dolphin, sailfish, wahoo and kingfish

                Offshore fishing for marlin, as well as dolphin, sailfish, wahoo and kingfish

              • Amberjack abound, if you have the stamina

                Amberjack abound, if you have the stamina

              • And during lobster season, they are yours for the picking

                And during lobster season, they are yours for the picking

              • Visit us in the Keys and see for yourself

                Visit us in the Keys and see for yourself

              VRBO #33938

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              Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 8

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