We hope you enjoy your stay in the Keys, wherever you decide to stay. You will find as we did that there is a distinct laid-back feeling here that is nowhere else in the US. There is no sense of urgency, no need to stress, no problem that a look out at the beautiful water can’t help. Being Ohio transplants, David and I know cold and snow, and while we still cherish our roots, we love our paradise home of Key Largo. We are boating enthusiasts, water lovers, fishermen, so this is the place for us. Most days we wake to blue skies and blue waters surrounding us! Entertainment if we want, just relaxing if that’s the plan! Not a bad restaurant in sight, glorious fresh seafood at the market or at the restaurant! We hope that you get to capture and experience the island feeling while you are here in the Keys and that you can take a little of it back home with you! We have made our home a comfortable haven for you. We’ve supplied all the necessities for you to have a great stay. Check our photos, call us if you have any questions, we’ll be glad to help in any way we can! Enjoy the Keys! Barb and Dave Handel
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Best view in the Keys!
This Bay Front home has the most beautiful setting of any property we have rented in the Keys in the last 30 years. A small stand of mangroves offshore makes for a lovely, quiet bay where 4 manatees - one of them a baby - played most of the month that we were there. Manatees move further north in warmer weather, so they may not always be there - we were lucky! We enjoyed watching the local iguanas and birds that visited as well. Due to the quiet water, kayaking was a favorite pastime, even for those who had never done it before.
The house itself was a good fit for our group of friends and family who visited during the month. It was generally well-equipped and within easy access of stores, restaurants and activities. The comfortably heated pool was in use all but about 3 days when the weather was cool and windy. There were plenty of lounge chairs, an outdoor table and a fire pit on the beach near the water - all of which we enjoyed during our stay. Due to the position of the house, one could find sun or shade any time of the day and the mild bay breeze kept bugs at bay.
The dining table had 6 chairs plus 2 folding chairs so that 8 people can actually eat together (one of my pet peeves is a house that sleeps 8 or 10 and only has dining chairs for 6!) One house quirk is that one has to go through another bedroom to access the bathroom in the basement from the other bedroom. This was not a big issue with our group but might have been had there been another mix of guests. The local house manager was readily accessible for any questions or small issues that arose.
I would definitely stay here again on another trip to Key Largo.