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Recent Islamorada reviews

  • Private Paradise

    "After reading the many positive reviews about the Happy Tarpon house, I have to say my expectations were high. Let me tell you, this house did not disappoint! Many people have stated that the pictures do not do the house justice, and I have to agree. The kitchen was top of the line and had everything we needed (plates, utensils, pots, pans, blender, toaster, etc.), including a lot of the items you would normally need to buy, like foil, Ziploc bags, paper plates. The bathrooms looked brand new, and thanks to their being 3.5 bathrooms in the house, no one ever had to wait. The view from the master bedroom is stunning – what a way to wake up each morning! The deck is so cool, with coral fish swimming all over in the clear water below. Every night we would go out on the deck to watch the HUGE Spiny Lobsters come out to eat for the night. We rented tandem kayaks from PADDLE! the Florida Keys, and had them delivered to the house free of charge. One trip out on the kayaks, right by the deck, we encountered a momma and baby manatee grazing in about 3 to 4 feet of crystal clear water. My daughter was the most excited little girl ever to see them so close (they actually swam right under our kayak). Fishing is great too – I actually caught a nice size barracuda from the deck, which was a lot of fun and quite a workout. We swam in the pool almost 3 times every day we were there, which was so wonderfully refreshing after kayaking or going to one of the many gorgeous beaches nearby. Did I mention the water is crystal clear, which made snorkeling from the deck really enjoyable with so much to see! We rarely needed to use the A/C simply because the breeze from the bay coming in from the doors and windows was perfect! My kids actually set an alarm every morning to get up early, open the sets of french doors, and just be in awe over what they saw! This house is situated in a very private setting – surrounded by palm and mangrove trees. Ellen was very helpful and attentive to every need we had. This is our new permanent first choice for vacation!"
    Guest: Joe Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 6, 2015
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  • Nailed it...

    "We had a fantastic experience. The house was beautiful, clean and well provisioned. Judy made everything so easy- the vacation started from the moment we pulled in the driveway. Excellent views, excellent amenities and excellent fishing- The perfect vacation. Thank you!"
    Guest: Cam Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 28, 2015
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  • Great family retreat.

    "I had rented this property on this site with some apprehension since I had used it before. I would not have had to worry. It was all it was advertised and more. My adult daughters and their spouses and I had plenty of room. The house was spotless and fully furnished with everything we needed to cook in and outside. It was the perfect location for exploring up and down the Keys. So many things to do and a wonderful place to relax when we chose. Manatees traveled up and down the canal and the neighbors were so friendly and hospitable. We would love to go back again some time."
    Guest: Gayle Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: May 24, 2015
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  • Perfect fishing/relaxing location

    "I have been coming to Islamorada on fishing vacations with friends for the past 6 years and love the area and all it has to offer. My wife and I decided this would be the perfect place to spend our honeymoon and rented the house for a week this fall. This house exceeded expectations in every way. Excellent location on lower matecumbe, secluded on a quiet street, but close to excellent dining with many of the keys best restaurants near by. The house also had a great kitchen with all the tools needed to cook a meal inside or out on the grill. We also rented a 24' center console from vacation boat rentals in marathon for the week. The dock in front of the house has ample room up to two boats up to 26', and the canal was loaded with bait. Quick ride to the reef, or take indian key channel to the bay side. I have used other boat rental companies closer by, but I highly recommend using vacation boat rentals from marathon. They will deliver to the indian key channel boat ramp right near by the house. Just make sure to go slow your first time coming in the inlet to the house. It is marked with galvanized pipe on either side and is tight, but easy to navigate. We had an excellent time, and look forward to coming back again."
    Guest: Joe Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 25, 2014
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