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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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Indian Waterways House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Peaceful Home with Dockage
average rating of 4.857143 based on 21 reviews

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: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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perfect quiet location

  • 5 of 5

This home had everything and was really clean. Lots of bar and grills within a few miles. We went to islandmarada public beach and park just 10 minutes away. I can't say enough how great of a location this home is in. Screened in porch was amazing to sit out on the morning and evening sunset. Walk or drive to the end of Seminole drive,there's a park bench to watch sunsets in the bay. Beds where very comfy. Everything they have in this home is newer ,even down to forks and spoons. I already wanna go back. RENT THIS PLACE, NO DISAPPOINTMENTS

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very nice review. I'm happy you found that little spot at the end of Seminole. I go there often myself. And I too love the porch for either a morning cup of coffee or evening glass of wine. Just thrilled you had a good time. Regards, Maryln
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Leesburg, FL

Beautiful weather-dated property

  • 2 of 5

I want to be careful here. This property was listed with ALL 5 star reviews. Our stay wasn’t horrible, it just wasn’t as described in the VRBO ad.

Firstly, the property is very dated. The day we arrived, the rusty BBQ grill was shot. I texted and they brought a brand new grill the next day...that was nice but should have never happened. As soon as we walked in, there was a high-pitched squeal coming from the cable picture, just sound on the TV. I texted again, I was promised a new cable box by our 4th day, it never arrived. So, we were without TV for our entire stay. I sat in one of the patio chairs and nearly fell backward as the chair was broken. The bathrooms were not clean (that’s being nice). We cook a lot and again the kitchen was dingy. From the food encrusted kitchen utensils to the shabby cooktop and stained glassware the kitchen was a major fail.

We spent over 6 hours cleaning the house from the top-down inside before we felt comfortable!

The weather was beautiful, so despite paying for an “above standard” rental we spent most everyday away from the home.

I think the owners are good people, they were very nice to talk to and except for the TV they were responsive to our concerns. Unfortunately, we wouldn’t consider staying here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry to hear you were disappointed in our home. Even though we have nothing but 5 STAR reviews (19 to be exact) over the years , we have thoroughly evaluated and rectified any conditions in our home that might have been perceived as less than advertised. We take GREAT PRIDE in maintaining a beautiful, clean, peaceful home for the enjoyment of our renters. Please read ALL our reviews from people all over the United States. I honestly believe their words will speak much louder than mine.
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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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Maryln Kaufman
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Dockage $100 + Tax
Major Holiday Weekends $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
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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