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2017 SPECIAL SPRING RATES AND DATES, (negotiable) Beautiful Home with Dockage

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 28 nights


Minimum Stay
28 nights

About the property

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

2017 AFFORDABLE RATES. (may negotiate dates and rates) 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
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 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 Tavernier

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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

2017 SPECIAL SPRING RATES AND DATES, (negotiable) Beautiful Home with Dockage
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

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: Apr 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: Mar 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: Jan 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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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: Nov 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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Awesome stay...

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in the Keys on several occasions and this was the best ever. Clean, affordable, excellent location, roomy and great hosts. For us the boat dock was a huge plus as we brought our own, but we would stay there even with out our boat. Booked already for 2015...

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Welcome back Kenny. We are thrilled to have you. Thank you for your kind words about our home. See you in 2015!
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Loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I needed a break from a very harsh winter. We stayed at this lovely home, and thoroughly enjoyed our stay, it was great! The house is in a quiet secluded location, the neighbors are quiet, and the weather was warm. The house is extremely well equipped, and beautifully appointed. For anyone who is planning a trip to Islamorada, I highly recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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


Rates & Availability

Indian Waterways House Rental Rates

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28 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Dockage $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

Deposit required: 1/2 rental rate to secure rental. Full payment due 30 days before occupancy.
We do not accept credit cards. Checks only.

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Indian Waterways House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • 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)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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