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Beautiful Pool Home Quick Ocean/Bay Access Heated Pool

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 28 nights


VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Beautiful canal-front home located in prestigious Venetian Shores sub-division. 100 foot dock and fish cleaning station on wide deep water canal. Waste no time or fuel getting out on the water only 100 yards from Snake Creek then only five minutes to either the Ocean or Florida Bay. The US 1 bridge at Snake Creek is a drawbridge therefore sailboats or tuna tower vessels are not a problem. Fuel and bait are available on either side of the creek at either Cobra Marine or Smugglers Cove Resort.

This house has a bright spacious open floor plan with cathedral ceilings surrounded by french doors and windows. Large balcony/terrace overlooks the canal and the dock. In addition you can catch a beautiful sunset over Florida Bay from the third floor balcony. Pool is heated.

The house is centrally located in a quiet residential neighborhood and is only a short distance from excellent local restaurants, supermarkets, dive shops and only 2 miles north of the world famous Holiday Isle Tiki Bar. Just a few miles further south you will find the Cheeca Lodge with the only golf course in the upper keys. Guest are able to visit the Village of Islamorada Founders Park (old Plantation Yacht Harbour) with its Olympic-size pool, sandy beach, skate park, ball fields, basketball and more. A great place for relaxation and enjoyment for you and your family come as you are no formal attire required.

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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017

What makes this house boat unique

The home is centrally located in Islamorada. Beautiful reefs for diving and snorkling very close to the home ,great fishing and very easy access to both the ocean and bay. The home has a large second floor terrace where everyone enjoys spending time watching the view of Snake Creek and its surrondings. The pool has a guard fence for small children. Located 5 blocks from Snake Creek bridge for quick ocean access.

Kids may fish from the dock located behind the home.


Venetian Shores House Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house boat
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , bidet , MASTER BEDROOM
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , BATHROOM MAIN FLOOR FOR GUESTS
  • 3.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , MASTER BEDROOM
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Sitting on the upper deck overlooking the canal.

VRBO Bear stayed here

Apr 21, 2008

I had a wonderful time in this spacious four-bedroom home in a lovely setting in Islamorada. Upon our arrival, we were personally welcomed by the owner and given a tour of the house. The owner was kind enough to take time to tell us about favorite local restaurants and sights to see. The home is wonderfully light and airy feeling. There is plenty of room for everyone to relax and enjoy the tranquil setting, fish from the dock, soak up the sun on the decks or in the pool, and watch the boats, fish, and birds on the canal and bay. The sea breeze was refreshing, and watching the palm trees dance in the breeze was calming. Although the nightlife and activity on Islamorada is only minutes away, the home is peaceful and quiet, and instead of noise, we heard the gentle sound of the sea. Islamorada is perfect for boating and fishing and is only a few minutes’ drive from Key Largo where you can dive and snorkel to your heart’s content. We had a pleasant drive to Key West, making many stops along the way to view the plants and wildlife of the Keys. The view from the famous Seven Mile Bridge is beautiful with the blues and greens of the ocean and gulf dotted with boats. You’ll enjoy your taste of the tropics in Islamorada.

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Kure Beach, North Carolina

Best place we've ever stayed in the keys!

  • 5 of 5

We had a glorious time in the home. The home was lovely, spacious and met all of our needs! The location cannot be better anywhere else in the keys. We had paddleboards and kayaks delivered from 'paddle the keys' right to our front door and there were so many places to explore right from our own dock. We did have to rig up the ladder on the dock to get down to the water but it was quite doable. We even saw a manatee several times while we were exploring! Daisy, our host was calling before we were even there to let us know she was available whenever we needed her and she was at the house when we arrived. The home is located in a great and interesting neighborhood for walking and watching iguanas. We ate meals right on the second floor porch overlooking the water and spent hours fishing off of the dock. We even managed to catch a few parrotfish which we released after a quick picture! The home is full of character and unique features like bidets and a large square sink in the master bath, and at the same time he kitchen appliances were all modern and up to date. This ranks as a best vacation for us and we will cherish it forever! Martha, thank you for sharing your home and Daisy, thank you for making us comfortable and welcomed! Hope to come back in the future!!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location for fishing and snorkeling!

  • 5 of 5

We love this house! For the last several years, we trailer down our 26' center console from Michigan to fish fish fish! This wonderful house is only a few minute ride to the ocean and only 5 miles to the reef for the best fishing in the Keys.

If you're not fishing, the house is on a beautiful very wide canal with lots of boats and yachts to enjoy as they travel out each day. You can see the main channel leading out to the ocean as well from the deck while outside BBQing.

The house is clean and spacious... and safe for our grandkids to run around. Of course they love the heated pool!

The neighborhood is one of the best in the entire Florida Keys and is a great place to ride bicycles. We ride 10 miles + each morning, all on nice safe bike paths throughout Islamorada. Lots of cute boutiques for the gals along the bike paths too... you can easily spend several days just visiting shops along the bike path. (there are rental bike places locally if you cannot bring your own)

We've stayed throughout the Keys over the last 20 years, but love Islamorada the most for its fishing... and, on those windy days, there are many many great restaurants & bars on the waterfront to enjoy. Within walking distance of the house are 3 restaurants on the water....and several more just a few miles away. Some areas in the Keys are very remote. We like this rental home location also because there is a major grocery store just a few miles away.

The house is great to have your family or friends to visit... lots of bathrooms... a big plus. The kitchen is well stocked with most everything you would need to feel like you are at home. The house is well maintained and very attractive and we would certainly recommend it to others.

Kid Fun within a couple miles....

Theater of the Sea ... Dolphin shows (like a mini Sea World) and

Founders Park - Park with beach good for small children, playground, tennis courts

Adult fun within a couple miles....

Wahoo's Bar, Hog Heaven, Holiday Isle, Island Grill, Smugglers Cove, Bass Pro Shop and too many more to list!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This property exceeded all of my expectations. The home is in impeccable condition and the amenities are on par with a five star hotel. The views from the home are equally as stunning. The property is very well maintained and in a convenient location. Right across the bridge is an array of restaurants and waterfront bars which are accessible by car or boat. If you need to rent a boat, there is a rental less than a mile away. Although the home is so comfortable and convenient, you won't find the need to leave for anything. All you could ask for in a keys home is found at this beautiful Venetian Shores home ! Don't pass it up.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, Mass

Laurie's Dream Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We left the snow and ice behind only to arrive in paradise! The house is absolutely gorgeous!

Its so clean and spacious and has all the amenities you could ever ask for! There's a large beautiful

deck on the balcony overlooking the water , a pool and a dock in case you have a boat in tow.

Perfect for a large group. We cant wait to come back next year. This house exceeded my expectations!!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Stayed: February 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We all enjoyed our month stay in this home. We are a large family and everyone had plenty of space to relax and enjoy. The outdoors were great the pool area as well as the back terrace was our place to have most of our lunches and dinner. Next to the pool is the dock that provides great dockage for our 2 boats and plenty of space for the kids to fish. The home is centrally located to all the amenities Islamorada has. Our favoritre was the sand bar ( 2 minutes from the home) and the great reefs to dive or snorkle. We are returning next yea !!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This lovely and spacious home suited my needs and those of my family perfectly. It was cozy, yet there were enough rooms and yard space for much needed "alone" time. Floating in the pool and overlooking the backyard area, we were able to appreciate the refreshing breeze and the visual sights which added to our tranquil setting: moored boats, clear water, mangroves, etc. The children fished off the docked catching snapper and even a barracuda. They even spotted a clown fish.

We had a wonderful and relaxing time!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Miami International Airport
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Sand Bar by boat.
Car: necessary

Short boat ride to the World Famous Holiday Isle and Sandbar.

Snorkeling and diving 5 minutes away.

Beautiful Founder's Park

Famous Tiki Bar 1 mile away

Great restaurants

Boat rentals within 1 mile

Charter fishing boats within 1 mile

Boat rentals, snorkeling and fisihing trips very close to home.

Beautiful area for kayaking with mangrove canopies


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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