About the property
- House960 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
House, 2 Bedrooms,, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6) Murphy Queen in Living Room. once acre
We have recently completed an inside and outside renovation. The Bayview Villa is a private, secluded villa facing Florida Bay and in view of the fabulous Everglades and gorgeous sunsets. Quick access to offshore fishing. Located in a lush tropical hammock in a quiet, one acre residential area (rare). The villa is approx. 30 feet from the water. The property contains a wading beach and a free marina with night lights, power and water. An enclosed patio offers private outdoor grill and dining.
The villa itself comes with a fully-equipped new stainless kitchen, full size LG washer and dryer, linens, two queen and one king beds, Cable TV, and a dining room. French doors in the dining area face the bay, spacious 700 square foot patio,and marina giving the feeling of the outdoors being in. Beautiful glass block showers with pebble floors are in both baths.
Islamorada proudly calls itself the 'Fishing Capital of the World' but there is so much more to do
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 25, 2018
About Bob Mitchell
We are Bob and Phyllis Mitchell and have loved the Keys since we moved to Florida in the late 60's. I was an airline pilot for 25 years and at the same time worked as the Marketing Manager for Florida Sportsman Magazine which I still do consulting work for. Phyllis is a retired teacher and professor who now works as a volunteer to a long list of organizations from the local parks to looking out for abandoned or abused children in the Keys. We both are very community involved and are on many Village committees. We love fishing, especially when our grandchildren are visiting. We did many years of offshore fishing and after that many years of backcountry but are now slowing down on that. Our big love is plants and gardening and we love to keep the Villa property native and beautiful as well as our nearby house on an acre. We will be thrilled to give you a tour of the local plants and what we have done with the Villa property and ours.
Bob Mitchell purchased this House in 2009
Why Bob Mitchell chose Islamorada
We have loved the Keys since we moved to Florida in the late 60's. Within a few years we discovered the most delightful Keys hideout in Islamorada that is now the Keys Villa we own and rent. At the time it was a small non-typical motel with just a few units. The Villa is a small house on the property, comfortable for four people, and is free standing on an acre property with a free protected Marina. We keep it constantly up-dated and remodeled, and very comfortable for our guests. The small town laid back atmosphere was very attractive but it took us until 1984 for this villa to come up for sale. In December 2009 bought the Bayview Villa and have just completed a full inside/outside renovation and it is ready for your visit. There are three other rental accommodations, owned by friends, on the property so it is very quiet. We love it so much that we bought the property two doors north where we now live. We are nearby for your needs but not there unless you need us.
What makes this House unique
The property is so quiet with so few guests that folks naturally socialize. Nightly visits to the bay for the sunset, drinks and snacks become a norm. Maybe half the guests to the property are return people for years. A big hit is the occasional visits by an octopus which darts around changing colors as she passes over the bottom. Years ago one was feeding on the shrimp in my bait bag and when the bag was taken away from her she started putting her tentacles up on the dock looking for more. Soft heart, I fed her a few.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We couldn’t have been more pleased with our stay, Bob was so gracious and helpful. The location was right in the water, with a personal deck and marina. We have already planned to go back next year!
We stayed at Mitchell’s bay view villa early January this year, it was a return visit Fabulous setting for this very comfortable and clean villa. Bob Mitchell, the owner, is a charming gentleman, who lives nearby, plenty of good eating places within walking distance and the sunsets are fantastic viewing from the boat dock
My husband and I recently vacationed at the bayside villa. The views are amazing and the villa is updated and clean. You can dock a boat and drop a pole in the water right outside the villa. Or you can just sit and watch the manatee, dolphins and plenty of marine life. We enjoyed are stay so much we are going back next year.
Kathy & Tom - Port St. Lucie
We certainly enjoyed having Kathy and Tom as our guests. It's fun to see guests first reaction when walking in the Bayview VIlla. "It's so beautiful". Soon after they comment, "And it's so clean and fresh". Guest like these are what make it worth the effort of providing a great vacation location. Bob and Phyllis
Beautiful cottage on the water
Bayview Villa is a spectacular property, right on the water. The cottage is very well kept and has everything needed for a great vacation. Spectacular sunsets and gorgeous views make this one of the prettiest vacation spots we've visited.
Darby's favorite vacation spot
I can’t say enough about the hospitality and the beautiful property of Mitchell’s Bayview Villa. This will be our 4th stay and our first stay in the Bayview. The weather was so beautiful and you just feel like you are in your own home! Your place is a paradise! Our Goldador Darby just loved staying there and watching all the wildlife. The fenced in patio made it so nice for her!!
Thanks again Bob and Phyllis for a wonderful stay and we look forward to seeing you next year!
Ro and Jay Baker
Ro and Jay are always a joy to have stay with us. And the new Darby is the sweetest, gentle dog you have met. It will be a pleasure having them back next year. Thanks Bob and Phyllis
Wonderful pet friendly spot
We have been coming here for a few years and love it. The location is right on the bay and very quiet with terrific sunsets. The villa is very spacious and has everything you could need. The best part is the large patio where we spend our days with our dog and enjoy dinner and the sunsets. The décor is beautiful and everything is clean and comfortable. All the people are very friendly and the owners are wonderful. One of favorite vacations!
Halfway between Miami and Key West in upscale Islamorada. Shopping, restaurants and the Fishing Capital of the World Other Activities: boating, kayaking