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Recent Lower Matecumbe Key reviews
First Experience in the Keys
"In June we had a wonderful week stay at “The Markeysa”. There were 10 of us ranging in age from 68 to 1 year old. The grounds are absolutely lovely, felt like we were checked into a resort instead of a private home. We all enjoyed the wildlife on the property; the children named all the iguanas and enjoyed watching the land crabs, lizards and birds.
We are from the Philadelphia area and this was our first experience with the Keys so we were disappointed with the ocean experience or lack of. We were so excited to have our own private beach and the actual beach (sand) part was nice with palm trees, a hammock, a picnic table and chairs but the seaweed and the stuff that came along with it (trash) was shocking to us who are accustomed to the Jersey, Maryland, South Carolina and other Florida beaches/ocean BUT that was our unfamiliarity of the area not the fault of the property. Most of us never ventured passed the seaweed mess but the few that went pretty far off shore to snorkel said it was most enjoyable. They saw fish, coral, a sting ray and the highlight was a baby nurse shark that stayed still long enough for all of us to be called down and for the brave to venture out to see it and take underwater camera pictures of it. Kayaking was also enjoyed by some of us. My recommendation is “bring water shoes”!
The cottage was a bit smaller than we expected. My son, daughter-in-law and their one year old settled in there for one night but on the second night, after some rain, then encountered some pretty big bugs and moved up to the main house. We also experienced some sugar ants in the main house, also do to the rain, but called Freewheeler Vacations and they immediately had someone out to take care of both problems. Gotta expect bugs in Florida I guess!
The house was great and well equipped. Ample bath & pool towels, two pack-and-plays, a highchair, hair dryers, even movies, area magazine and books etc. Kitchen had everything that we needed.
The lap pool and hot tub were amazing, the kids were in the pool from the time they woke up until it was time for dinner and the adults also loved the entire pool area.
Freewheeler Vacations were the best! From my first contact with them regarding the property to the end of our stay they were just great. They answered my MANY questions and concerns and with the utmost speed and were always courteous. Brandi and Sandy thank you so much, you are the best!
To sum it up we were sorry to see the week end."
Guest: Doris B.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 28, 2015
"This home was exactly as described-spacious, private, beautifully situated with long views down the water way.
It was unseasonable cool for our time is Islamorada, but we still enjoyed several afternoons sitting on the screen porch, drinking rum punch, and completely relaxing.
This home is conveniently located within minutes of several excellent eating places. We experienced good meals at Lazydays, at the Green Turtle, and at Chef Michaels-I would highly recommend all of them. However, for dining in, Mr. Lobster is right up the road with excellent fresh seafood and stone crab especially!
Thanks, Chris, for sharing your lovely home with us."
Guest: Virginia C.Date of Stay: January 2015Review Submitted: February 10, 2015
"Would like to thank Michael and Jessica for letting my family stay in there beautiful home. The is fantastic it had everything we needed for a stay. We had a great time and Michael and Jessica are great host. From the Boat Dock to the Tiki Hut to the house itself I give it 5 stars. Our stay was wonderful and we will back."
Guest: Capt. JimmyDate of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 25, 2015
"We came with our daughter, her husband, a 4 month old baby, and their 2 kids 8 and 11 to spend quality family time together. Beautiful house with all the amenities. It was a real adventure. The kids fished right off the dock and loved the pool. We rented 2 double kayaks so were able to go out to the ocean, travel around the jetty, and access the beach where we did some great snorkeling. Paddling around the canal was great as well. Lots of nice wildlife right off the back dock - moray eels in the wall, needle fish, sharks, barracudas, and manatees visited every day. The kitchen was well stocked with nice pots and pans and great sharp knives. Spent a lot of time on the lovely screened-in porch and ate all our meals out there. Even though the highway was close, it was quiet at the house. We just loved the place."
Guest: Barb b.Date of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: March 24, 2015