Three roads branching off of Rte 1, Overseas Highway, converge at a bayside shore to create a pristine neighborhood that has a blend of Old and New Key Largo. Just 5 miles south of the busy center of Key Largo, these three roads make up the Bay Harbor Neighborhood that has a blend of Conch Houses and extravagant waterfront properties in a peaceful, bayside setting. Preserved lots that contain the unique flora and fauna of the Keys are speckled between each home, creating privacy.
This remodeled 1958 Conch House is on North Bay Harbor Drive and has the Charm of Old Cape Cod with the beauty of Key Largo Sunsets. The pastel colored rooms are decorated with modern furnishings that are conducive to lounging and relaxing. A pit sofa converts into a comfortable pull out bed for unexpected guests. The twin beds come together for a king bed if needed.
The house has a secluded, fenced back yard with tropical surroundings. It features an enclosed hot and cold outdoor shower, perfect for rinsing off after the beach or enjoying a relaxing hot shower under the trees or stars. An outdoor covered patio is the perfect spot for dining al fresco after cooking fresh fish on the grill. Located just 100 yards from our bayside beach, the house sits back from the street. The Private Homeowners Park, usually uninhabited, has a white sandy beach, with breathtaking sunsets, and a picnic area. Great cove for Kayaking!
It is an easy, picturesque, 1 hr. drive from Miami Airport using the Florida Turnpike to Florida City. Enter the Keys through the mangrove tree lined 'Stretch' of US 1. The scenic bridge gives way to a panoramic view of the mainland, Everglades National Park and the small developing Keys. You are now entering the first and largest Key in the chain of islands that extend for over a hundred miles, connected by bridges and narrow strips of land. Our house is just 10 minutes south of John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park MM102, major grocery stores and outlets. Day trips to Marathon and Key West, two of the larger Keys, with stops along the way at artisan villages and quaint restaurants, flea markets and shops make Key Largo a prime place to vacation. Head south to feed the Tarpon at 'Robbie's' MM77.5 or take a boat tour to Lignumvitae, a historic State Park with nature trails. Keep going to MM61, Hawk's Cay Resort on Duck Key to feed the Dolphin. On the way home, stop at 'Lorelei' MM 81 for a fish sandwich, or MM88 for music and sunset. Finer dining is available at The Lazy Lobster's back yard, seven miles north of our house, or head north to MM103 to Sundowners where you can dine on the beach and watch the sun retire.
Great place for a small family getaway or winter reprieve!