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Beautiful Peaceful Home with Dockage

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible Bed(s), 2 Baths, (sleeps 4-6)

Beautiful home on deep water canal with dockage. Located in a quiet neighborhood. It has a 60 foot cement dock with a fish cleaning table and outdoor shower head. Upon exiting the canal there is a great bay area for wake boarding, skiing, tubing etc. Snake creek and Tavernier creek are just minutes away and easy access to the ocean and some of the best fishing in the world.

Our home is perfectly located in the keys. Nearby is a shopping center and movie theater. Founders park is just minutes away where you can enjoy an olympic size pool, basketball, tennis, baseball, soccer, playground, dog-park, skateboarding ramps, and a beach. World famous John Pennekamp is the next key north in key largo (approximately ten miles). Key west would make an excellent day trip (89 miles south). Dive shops and boat rentals are just minutes away. Excellent dining as well as delicious local eateries surround us.

Take a short walk, or boat ride down the canal and experience the spectacular Florida keys sunsets, or just sit on the patio with your favorite drink and watch the colors melt across the sky.

Looking forward to serving you.

Maryln and Michael Kaufman

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Maryln Kaufman
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2017

About Maryln Kaufman

We are residents of Florida who use our home as a second home and have raised 3 sons enjoying the endless outdoor activities available to them in the Florida keys. Our children are now young adults and we all continue to enjoy our second home. Michael is an attorney with a love for diving and is a board member of and very active with Diveheart, an organization dedicated to teaching the disabled to dive. I am a retired registered nurse and work with my son's at their sports and fitness center as a personal trainer. We are a close knit family eager to share our second home with people who want to experience for the first time or who are returning to enjoy the fabulous keys.

Maryln Kaufman purchased this house in 1998

Why Maryln Kaufman chose Indian Waterways

Our home and neighborhood is clean and quiet. Its perfect for fisherman due to its fabulous location for either back country or ocean fishing. Its perfect for divers due to its accessibility to some of the best diving in the world. Its perfect for the casual sightseer. The entire chain of Florida keys islands is available to you on a day trip.

What makes this house unique

Our large screened in upstairs patio is remarkably peaceful for your morning cup of coffee or evening glass of wine. More than one visitor to our home has spent the entire day in our comfortable patio furniture reading a delicious book.


Nearest Airport
76 Miles
Miami International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
There are many in the Florida Keys
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
US 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
There are many in the Florida Keys
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
There are many very close in the Florida Keys.
Car: necessary


Indian Waterways House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • 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
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(19 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
Austin, TX

Wonderful spot for a Keys vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is our family's second visit to the Kaufman's wonderful home. The house is clean, comfortable and perfect for an easy Keys vacation. The kitchen is well equipped and the lovely screened in porch is a great place for meals. The Kaufmans could not be easier to work with or more accommodating. On both visits we have had kayaks delivered to the dock from the local outfitter and love the easy paddling access out to the bay for fishing and exploring. We look forward to a third visit.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable and spacious home

  • 5 of 5

We have recently returned from spending the months of January and February at this residence in Islamorada. There were a couple of problems at the beginning but the owners were easy to contact and looked after everything promptly. This is a beautiful, spacious house just as the photos describe. The beds are comfortable and there is a well stocked kitcken. There is a large, screened in varenda overlooking the canal, where we spent a lot of our time. We do not boat, but we enjoyed seeing the many beautiful boats going and coming. I also enjoyed seeing the manatee in the canal and they will stay for a while if you pour fresh water for them to drink. I also enjoyed walking the many streets, where everyone says hello. There are many beautiful flowers, plants, pelicans, herons, etc. to photograph and I was lucky to get some very good photos of a little owl.

This house is very well located, just 5 min drive to the plaza with a supermarket, about 20 mins to another plaza with a Kmart and a different supermarket. Needless to say, you can have your pick of many good restaurants nearby. We enjoyed visiting the Theatre of the Sea, with a dolphin, seal and bird shows, and many colourful fish and turtles. I would definitely stay at this property in the future.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Brian and Mary, Thank you for taking such good care of our home. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay there. Your generosity in taking the time to write such a thorough review is greatly appreciated. Thank you for choosing our home for your winter Florida Keys vacation. May all your future travels be safe and filled with joy. Best Wishes, Maryln and Michael Kaufman
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First Timers

  • 5 of 5

The house and the accommodations were great. This was my first time to rent a home in the Keys and I will certainly be back. The owners were extremely helpful and as nice as they could be. It was comforting knowing that I could call them and get immediate answers to my questions, and I had a lot of questions since I came with my own boat and this was my first trip. Our location in the Keys could not have been better, all the amenities we could need were less than 5 miles in either direction. We are already looking at our calendars to see when we can return!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place to stay! Very clean and feels like home. Nice area also, we specially enjoyed the sunset, nearby..

The owner was very helpful and we will be certainly back again. There is no one single thing that we didn't like. Yes, I would definitely recommend this vacation home.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Better than perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This great home exceeded our expectations in every way during our entire six-week stay. I'm an author and photographer and therefore can do my work anywhere. So, each Winter I relocate my office to a base of operations in Florida, where there is a much more pleasant environment for both working and relaxing. Hemingway liked to work in Key West; I prefer the middle and upper Keys. This canal-front Plantation Key/Islamorada home proved to be the best stay yet for myself and my (retired) spouse. Our cordial hosts checked in from time to time to make sure our every need was fulfilled.

To say the immaculate home was fully-equipped would be an understatement. It was like turning a key and entering our own home, only with a better sound system. The beds were comfortable. I used the second bedroom as my office, and sometimes crashed there at night on one of the twin beds when working late to avoid bothering my wife. The two bathrooms included one with a tub, for those times when a good soak was desirable.

The neighborhood was friendly, and the location perfect for quick visits to John Pennecamp Coral Reef State Park, Theatre of the Sea, and other sights. There were plenty of stores and shops, a five-screen movie theater, and diving and fishing, plus good restaurants. Marathon and more state parks were less than an hour away, and we made weekly trips in that direction to photograph deer and wildlife on Big Pine Key. Key West was more of a day trip thing.

If you like to fish, have a boat, want to snorkel, or just like a slower pace of life, you can't beat this home or location. My wife and I have spent previous Winters on the Space Coast, in Naples/Ft. Meyers, Sarasota, and Orlando, and our six weeks here were the best we've had in a long time.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a thorough and thoughtful review. I am just THRILLED our home met your needs for your winter office and base camp for your traveling wife. I wish for you nothing but a life of adventure and love. Best Wishes, Maryln
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Valley, Alabama, USA

Nice and clean place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and were very pleased. The owners are friendly and made everything very easy for us. We were able to get a good nights sleep with the comfortable master bed. I would recommend this vacation home and look forward to our return visit.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Joe. I'm happy that big king bed met your sleeping needs. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We look forward to hearing from you in the future. Best Wishes, Maryln
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Dockage $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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