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From across canal showing pool, deck, Tiki hut, terrace and dock.

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Last updated: 12/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:28 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Port Largo house description

We are located in a quiet residential neighborhood. We want (and encourage) you to enjoy yourselves but this is not a party house.

Our property, which fronts an ocean side canal, has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, all quite nice and very comfortable. There is a huge master bedroom suite, with its own large bathroom, walk-in closet, independent central A/C unit, small refrigerator (in the closet) and direct access both to the canal side terrace and the rest of the unit through separate doors. Aside from the master suite we also have a second master suite (queen-size bed and private bathroom) and a 3rd bedroom with 2 twin beds. The 3rd bathroom is located just outside the door to that bedroom in the hallway. PLEASE....THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PEOPLE WE WILL ACCOMMODATE, INCLUDING CHILDREN, IS SIX (6). There is a clause in our agreement strictly limiting the number of guests allowed.

There is a fully equipped kitchen with wood cabinets and granite counter top, a living area with very comfortable furniture and a nice dining area. It is an open floor plan with 9’ ceilings (and ceiling fans) throughout which add to the feeling of spaciousness. Large flat screen high definition TV’s with premium cable and DVR are installed in the living area and both master suites. All living areas are located on the level above ground floor with a staircase to the front door and another in the back (again, canal side) going up to the terrace. The terrace itself is open to the prevailing warm summer breezes coming from the South.

To top it off, we have a very inviting pool downstairs and a chickee hut (native structure) for shade.

There is ample covered parking for two under the house.

For you boaters, Port Largo is known not only as a beautiful residential area but also for its canals. They are 80’ wide and 20’ deep. You can carry a 4’ foot draft in and out of the canal even at extreme low tide. The property is 75’ wide and there is a dock running the entire width. Although I do keep our boat there on a boatlift, there is ample space to tie up a 30’ boat in the remaining space. I believe we are the deepest water canals between the famed Ocean Reef Club in north Key Largo and the marinas in the Marathon area, so don’t be afraid to come on down by boat or trailer one down. The main entrance to Port Largo canal (unobstructed by bridges) opens up directly into the waters of John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park and the adjacent Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, both of which were at the vanguard of marine ecosystem conservation programs at the state wide and national levels. Molasses Reef, one of the most dived areas in the world, yet still a wonder to behold, is right at your back door.

If you decide to stay with us I would be happy to recommend local restaurants and watering holes, for those inclined to go out and not cook. They are too numerous to mention and several within walking distance. The quality of the local seafood and specialty preparations is excellent.

There is a community park within walking distance with a vita course, tennis courts, baseball diamonds, soccer fields, volleyball courts, handball courts and an Olympic pool and diving area where world class college swim teams train in the winter. The pool area there also has a children's pool and water park that can keep the kiddies quite entertained for several days if the pool at home does not hold their attention.

Our place is a legal duplex located in one of the most desirable areas in Key Largo called Port Largo. The community is made up of beautiful single-family homes with a few duplexes like ours interspersed among them. The street side unit is a 1-bedroom which has been rented full time by a local fishing guide for about 10 years. He is very easy to get along with and helps us maintain the property. The rental unit you will occupy is totally separate from the front unit and completely private.

If you have any questions or would like more pictures of the area and neighborhood besides the posted ones, let me know. I'd be happy to send them to you via e-mail.

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Minimum age for renter is 25. While children and young adults are welcome, this is not a 'party' house type of accommodation....moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                Kids of all ages are welcome. We do have a pool and are on a canal so children and infants need to be tended to while outside....moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                With additional security deposit....moreless

              • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

                Regretfully, we do not have an elevator to bring guests up to the living areas....moreless

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                Large master bedroom suite...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

                Mini master suite...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

                ...moreless

              • Large master bedroom suite with own bath, closet, a/c unit, ceiling fan, recliner, big flat screen cable TV (premium channels,) entrance/exit to open terrace and stairs to pool, chickee hut and dock area. Mini master suite also has its own private bathroom....moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

                Large bathroom in master suite area....moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

                Located in mini-master suite....moreless

              • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

                Hallway location next to 3rd bedroom...moreless

              • Master bath is big, located in the master suite area and has a large shower with double shower heads. 2nd full bath is located in the mini-master suite area. 3rd full bath is accessible to guests from the hallway and adjacent to the 3rd bedroom. ...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • Garbage and recycling cans are downstairs but you must take them out to the curb on the designated pick up days....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books:

                    Large library. You are welcome to read any and all of them. Take one with you and leave the one you finish. Coffee table books are marked and inventoried. Please do not take those with you....moreless

                  • DVD Player:

                    In living room only....moreless

                  • Games:

                    A few board games....moreless

                  • Music Library:

                    iPod loaded with more than 1000 songs....moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    We provide Comcast with premium channels and DVR. Movie or special event purchases are not included....moreless

                  • Stereo:

                    Bose iPod rechargeable portable docking system available to use indoors or take outside to terrace and pool areas....moreless

                  • Television:

                    High definitions flat screen TV's in living room and both masters....moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    Limited....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Family
                  • Sports & Activities

                  Attractions

                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Water Parks

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Babysitter
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                      • Waterfront:

                        Fronts a beautiful wide canal. See manatees, eagle rays, snapper, parrot fish, octopus and other marine life often. ...moreless

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

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

                      Dining

                      • Dining
                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 6 people

                      General

                      • Air Conditioning:

                        Two central reversible independent HVAC units....moreless

                      • Clothes Dryer:

                        Same as washing machine....moreless

                      • Heating:

                        From central HVAC units. Doubt you will need it though!...moreless

                      • Internet:

                        High speed Comcast and wireless. Ask for password when you get there....moreless

                      • Linens Provided:

                        Good quality sheets and pillow cases are provided. ...moreless

                      • Living Room:

                        Leather couch and love seat along with a couple of bench seats....moreless

                      • Parking:

                        Covered parking for 2 vehicles is available under the house....moreless

                      • Telephone:

                        No land line. Seems we all use cell phones nowadays....moreless

                      • Towels Provided:

                        Also good quality towels provided for bathroom use. There are separate pool towels provided for the pool and dock areas....moreless

                      • Washing Machine:

                        Yes. Just upgraded to very modern large capacity quality unit!...moreless

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker:

                        Regular and espresso....moreless

                      • Dishes & Utensils:

                        Everything you need to cook is provided and ready for your use....moreless

                      • Dishwasher:

                        Modern, quiet unit....moreless

                      • Pantry Items:

                        Spices of all sorts are there for your use along with non-perishable and current date staples like sugar, ketchup, mustard and other condiments. Paper goods are provided for short stays....moreless

                      • Refrigerator:

                        With ice maker....moreless

                      • Stove:

                        Flat ceramic cook top....moreless

                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Balcony:

                        Unobstructed view of wide canal running along the entire width of the unit....moreless

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Open deck downstairs surrounding the pool and covered terrace upstairs with seating....moreless

                      • Lanai / Gazebo:

                        Chickee (or tiki) hut downstairs by pool area provides shade and very comfortable place for happy hour cocktails and relaxing throughout the day and night....moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        Downstairs in pool deck area...moreless

                      • Tennis:

                        Very good courts available in community park 2 blocks away. I'm a tennis fan and play there myself very often....moreless

                      Pool / Spa

                          • Private Pool:

                            Beautiful pool and deck area for your private use and enjoyment....moreless

                           

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                          Year round!
                          Dec 15 - Dec 31, 2014
                          28 night min stay

                          $5,500
                          Summer '15
                          May 1 - Sep 30, 2015
                          28 night min stay

                          $4,500
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Pet Fee $250 + tax
                          • Tax Rate 12.5%

                          Notes:

                          Charges for electricity and water usage are capped as allowance amounts which depend on length of stay

                          $500.00 non-refundable advance rent payment upon booking to confirm and hold reservation. Balance of rent in equal increments 90-60-30 days prior to occupancy.

                          $500.00 refundable security deposit to be paid along with the rent.

                          $500.00 additional pet deposit (if applicable and pet approved) also to be paid along with the rent


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                          Last updated: 12/22/2014
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                          Location

                          60 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Miami International Airport
                          0.5 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Walking distance
                          35 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          On the mainland
                          0.5 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          US 1
                          0.5 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Walking distance
                          3 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

                          Car: Recommended

                          Key Largo, and Port Largo specifically, are only one hour yet a world away from the hustle and bustle of Miami and other larger cities. If you like the ocean and all related activities you will love it here. The ocean side of the keys, just outside our canal, offers reefs, wrecks, drop-offs, sand and grass flats, small islands and a very well developed infrastructure. The Florida Bay side, which you can also get to easily by boat (or you can walk across US 1) from our place gives you the Back Country of shallow water, tranquility, game fish of all shapes and sizes and gorgeous sunsets.

                           

                          Owner info

                          About the owner: My name is Emilio. I was born in Cuba but left there, along with my family, when I was a young man of 9. We lived in Chicago for a number of years before my parents decided to move to South Florida. I came down with them, went to the University of Florida in Gainesville but ended up back in the South Miami area. A friend took me his family place in Key Largo and the rest is history. Never have been able to get away from the area. I split my time between South Miami, where I live, and this place in Key Largo where I fish, dive, take pictures, watch the birds soaring or the manatees that sometimes come into our canals, play tennis and relax with friends as often as I can. It takes me just less than an hour to get from one place to the other, so it's easy.

                          Why the Owner Chose Port Largo:
                          I've been coming down to the Keys since 1967 (yes, I was just a kid!) I immediately fell in love with the area. 20 years later my family and I managed to scrape together the money to buy this property and build a weekend getaway. Been enjoying it ever since.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          I am partial to the Ocean side of the keys because of the clear blue water, reefs, game (and meat) fishing and scuba diving. The easy accessibility to these areas by boat is what makes it so special to me. The Florida Bay side, though, more than holds its own in terms of natural beauty and you can boat (or drive, even walk) to that side. It's the whole package that attracts me.


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                          Photos

                          • From across canal showing pool, deck, Tiki hut, terrace and dock.

                            From across canal showing pool, deck, Tiki hut, terrace and dock.

                          • Pool and Tiki hut, partial deck and grill.

                            Pool and Tiki hut, partial deck and grill.

                          • Master suite, opposite view.

                            Master suite, opposite view.

                          • Master shower

                            Master shower

                          • Master suite closet

                            Master suite closet

                          • 2nd Master bathroom

                            2nd Master bathroom

                          • 3rd Bedroom

                            3rd Bedroom

                          • Dining area and partial kitchen counter

                            Dining area and partial kitchen counter

                          • Terrace

                            Terrace

                          • Canal view from terrace at night.

                            Canal view from terrace at night.

                          • Not bad. Dolphin were sort of skinny but so is he!  ;-)

                            Not bad. Dolphin were sort of skinny but so is he! ;-)

                          • Last weekend's catch!

                            Last weekend's catch!

                          • View from street side.

                            View from street side.

                          • Master bedroom suite

                            Master bedroom suite

                          • Master bathroom another view

                            Master bathroom another view

                          • Master bathroom.  Another view.

                            Master bathroom. Another view.

                          • Bedroom # 2

                            Bedroom # 2

                          • 2nd master bathroom another view

                            2nd master bathroom another view

                          • Living room area

                            Living room area

                          • Kitchen

                            Kitchen

                          • Terrace

                            Terrace

                          • Tiki hut.  Next to pool. Shade area.  Great for Happy Hours!  ;-)

                            Tiki hut. Next to pool. Shade area. Great for Happy Hours! ;-)

                          • Swimming in canal.

                            Swimming in canal.

                          VRBO #469602

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                          This listing was first published here in 2013.

                          Date last modified - Monday, December 22, 2014

                          $4,500 - $5,500 per month (USD)
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                          3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

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                          Minimum stay: 28 nights
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                          Speaks: english, spanish
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