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Waterfront Elegance in the Keys - Pool, Elevator, Dock...

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 28 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 2-8)

'Irish Ayes' - An elegant tropical waterfront home with large pool, jacuzzi, dock and custom elevator. Plan your Keys getaway to this absolutely beautiful, spacious, tropical waterfront home located in the prestigious Venetian Shores subdivision of Islamorada. Enjoy unforgettable sunsets while relaxing on one of several patios this gracious home offers. There are wonderful water views from almost every room. Spend your days relaxing in the breeze from the ocean, lounging by the pool, or going for a dip in the canal. The house is in a quiet residential neighborhood, but so close to all local attractions. A 70 foot dock is ready for your boat with easy access to the Atlantic Ocean or Florida Bay via Snake Creek.

At mile marker 86.5, you are centrally located to all the Keys has to offer; world-class sport fishing, swim with the dolphins at Theater of the Sea, snorkel or dive at a coral reef, boat out to the sand bar, charter boats for deep-sea fishing, go back-country fishing in Florida Bay. Enjoy live music at one of the many waterfront restaurants or spend the afternoon at the Village of Islamorada Founders Park with its Olympic-size pool, kids water park, sandy beach, skate park, tennis courts, ball fields, and more.

Please note: This house is elegantly furnished and is not suitable for young children.

Florida State License DWE5403289.

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Kathleen Monahan
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 7, 2018

About Kathleen Monahan

Lyman is a retired naval officer and I am a native of Arlington, Virginia. While we have owned property in the Keys since 1978, we did not move permanently to the Florida Keys until 2012 and love it here. Please come down to the Keys and enjoy this tropical paradise with us.

Kathleen Monahan purchased this house in 1990

Why Kathleen Monahan chose Venetian Shores

We were lucky to buy a waterfront lot on our first visit to the Florida Keys in the late 1970s. Kathleen designed and had the house built in 1990. It was always our dream to move to the Keys and enjoy the warm sunshine, keys style casual living and the many friends we have been fortunate enough to get to know along the way. We treasure "Irish Ayes" as it is a very very special home that has served as our primary residence since 2008. We have recently purchased a "fixer upper" on the bay just two miles north and we are keeping busy working on it.

What makes this house unique

The "Captain's Quarters" are the expansive master bedroom suite on the third floor with mini kitchen to keep drinks cold, snacks fresh and ice cream frozen until we are ready for a mid-night snack. The views from the large covered patios on levels 2 and 3 have beautiful views of Florida Bay. Plus a commercial elevator can take you to any level in the house. The ground floor has a private apartment just for quests. A swimming pool and jacuzzi just for relaxing in the Florida Sun. You will certainly enjoy this well appointed tropical home.


Venetian Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 Full Bathrooms plus outdoor shower on ground level
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Four king-bedded rooms each with private patio or balcony. All bedrooms have separate TVs.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Concrete dock with 35 feet draft and direct access to the Ocean or the Bay via Snake Creek. There is a 70 foot concrete dock with electric boat lift. IMPORTANT: Lift is available by special arrangement. Users must be familiar with lift operation to prevent cables from unwinding which is expensive to repair and chargeable to tenant.


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(6 traveler reviews)

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Waterfront Elegance in the Keys - Pool, Elevator, Dock...
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Patsy-- Houston

  • 5 of 5

Our first time at this property . We've been renting in Venetian shores for 30 plus years. Fabulous, clean, well equipped home. Great pool , down stairs apt., fish cleaning station, etc. We keep 2 boats and a locker with all of our personal belongings. As gourmet cooks, didn't need very much of our stored kitchen items. We have already booked for 2017!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Great place to stay with excellent views, and nice canal front area. A little difficult for us older folks to enter the second floor bath tub/shower area, since we stayed on the second floor and used that bathroom--it has a wide top area that was difficult to negotiate for us. Great location on Venetian Shores with a view of Florida Bay from the second floor. Owner very accommodating if anything comes up that help is needed. We enjoyed our stay at this home.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Irish Ayes has four bathroom, three of which are walk in showers, including the master bathroom which is on level 3. This guest choose not to stay in the master suite but instead on level 2 that has two separate guest suites. That bath has a raised over sized tub which because it did not have hand rails was difficult for them to access. Hand rails would have been helpful to them because they were elderly and we agreed upon their installation for their return visit.
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Fairfield, IL

Awesome home!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I rented this home for the month of November. Everything about this home is wonderful! The only regret I have is not bringing my elderly father along for the stay. This home has a new elevator and a ground floor bedroom suite that overlooks the canal. The main house has everything you would desire on both the upstairs suite and the main floor. It was nice to tie our boat up in front of the house. After a long day of fishing it was great to sit in the hot tub and take a swim. I have stayed in many homes throughout the Keys and I will say that hands down this was our best stay yet. Thank you again Kathleen!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Carolina

Irish Ayes

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I rented this house for the month of October. It was fantastic. The 3d floor master bedroom is huge. If we were not in the pool or in our boat, we were in this room. It had a separete bathroom for each of us, a separete kitchen and a 60 inch TV in a sitting area. It also had a large porch with a great view of open water.

The pool has a jacuzzi with a spillover into the main pool. It also has a covered area, which is great for the times when sitting in the sun is oppressive. The entire property is luzuriously landscaped.

We went to the Keys to relax and this was the perfect place to do it. We intend to go back next year. Islamorada has several good resturants and interesting shopping, all with a small town feel. It is easy to take a side trip to Key West or get a boat quickly to the ocean or the gulf.

The owner, Kathleen, was wonderful.It was an absolute pleasure working with her and getting to know her. I would not hesitate to recomend this property to others, so long as they don't prevent me from being able to rent it again in the future.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sydney, NSW, Australia

Rockstar - best place we've ever rented

  • 5 of 5

The Captain's suit is to be seen to be believed.

This house has everything. I'd highly recommend it. It was 5-star accommodation for the 5 of us and cost less per person than if we'd stayed in a cheap motel.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ponte Vedra Bch, FL

Paradise Found

  • 5 of 5

First, the owner Kathleen is wonderful to work with. The house is magnificent with everything you could possibly need for a a relaxing stay in the keys. Easy access to the ocean and gulf fishing. The dock is large with plenty of room for your boat and good fishing too. With easy access from the elevator the third floor master bedroom is off the charts, you might not even leave there. Multiple kitchens makes for easy food preparation on all levels. The lower unit is unique as it can act as a separate "suite" if there is more than one couple. The pool area has great sun bathing as well as cover to get relief from the summer sun. We highly recommend this property and will be returning often.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Located in Islamorada, the Sports Fishing Capital of the World, Plantation Key, FLorida. This upper keys home is surrounded by beautiful azure waters ideal for water sports, snorkeling and diving adventures. A true tropical paradise with moderate year round temperatures.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $450 + Tax
Extra guest: 5-8 guests $1,000 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Pet Fee $1,000 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

This is a luxury home designed for those who appreciate a well appointed, well maintained home and ideally designed for a couple with occasional family and friends visiting. The prices quoted are for a maximum of 4 guests. Larger groups will be assessed a premium for extra cleaning and utilities usage. NOTE: The tenant has control of utility usage and conservation is encouraged. Therefore, if during your tenancy you exceed average utility usage, any overage will be deducted from the security deposit on a case by case basis. The house is not suitable for young children. There is a boat lift available by special arrangement but tenant assumes full responsibility for lift. While pets will be considered on a case by case basis, and tenants are responsible for their pets behavior and no pets are permitted in the pool. Pet fee is an additional $1000 per month. Irish Ayes is a smoke free facility, thank you. Florida State License DWE5403289.
NOTE: The site incorrectly computes quoted rates. You will be provided an accurate revised quote based on the rates displayed above (for example, monthly rates guoted above are for the whole month regardless of the number of days in the month). I apologize for any inconvenience but the VRBO/Homeaway algorithms make incompatible assumptions. Ifyou are unable to get a correct quote or for any special pricing needs, please call me at 703-979-7000. Thank you, Kathleen Monahan, Owner

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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