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Paradise Place with Boats, Kayaks, Canoes, and Bicycles

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Private well maintained 4 Bedroom/2 bath Oceanside Waterfront Home. Enjoy our

14' x 20' Tiki Hut overlooking 2 canals, mature tropical landscaping, and nature with a 42'' Flat Screen TV, Cable, DVD, Stereo/CD player, IPOD Docking, WIFI, and 2 ceiling fans. The ultimate family and couples vacation home. Spacious, comfortable furnishings with leather living room furniture, quality towels, and bedding. Completely tiled interior. Quiet location overlooking 2 deepwater canals that lead to North Sound Creek/Atlantic Ocean and Largo Sound, South Sound Creek/Atlantic Ocean, Adams Waterway (The Cut), and Blackwater Sound/Florida Bay. Fish, swim, kayak, and canoe from the 180' concrete dock surrounding the property. 12,000 pound boat lift. 2 Master Bedrooms with queen size beds overlooking the canals and nature, 2 bedrooms with full size beds.Mature heavily landscaped yard with Areca Palms, colorful bouganvillas, hibiscus, crotons, silver buttonwoods, snow on the mountains, and 6' bamboo privacy fencing. Enjoy our private outdoor oversized enclosed roofless shower with hot and cold water. Just 1.5 miles from the entrance to John Pennenkamp State Park and the best fishing and diving in the country. Very relaxing, scenic, and peaceful. Fish, swim, sun, grill on the 2 grills, and enjoy the manatees and nature under the Tiki Hut. Launch from the dock (3) 16' Canoes, (2) 14' Kayaks, (1) 13' Kayak(all gear included) and paddle to North Sound Creek/Atlantic Ocean, Largo Sound Bay, and South Sound Creek to the Atlantic Ocean or float through Adams Waterway (The Cut) into Blackwater Sound/Florida Bay and beautiful sunsets. Cruise the newly paved 10+ mile bike path through Key Largo on 6 adult male and female bicycles (2 Multispeed and 4 Keys Cruisers) and 4 children's bicycles. (2 boys&2 girls) We offer 2 boats for rent, Grady White, Family Tournament Model, 150hp Yamaha 4 stroke motor and Mako center console open fisherman boat, 130hp Yamaha. GPS/Fish Finders, 4 fishing poles and all coast guard equipment. Included with boat rental is our personal 1-2 hour demo/orientation cruise of Key Largo waterways and the Atlantic Ocean. Snorkeling gear, nets, 2 coolers, bait buckets, and 4 fishing poles are provided. Please call owner (Jim), 561-716-0720, for immediate responses to availability/pricing/info. We prefer to discuss live with you so we can answer all your questions. Thank You and have a great day!

Keywords: Beautiful and Private Home

More Details

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About Jim

I grew up in Michigan and joined the US Air Force when I was 18. I was very blessed with great tours, life long friends, and wonderful experiences. Retired from the Air Force with over 20 years service.

Why Jim chose Key Largo Area

Best place in Florida to vacation with your family. The Florida Keys have the least amount of yearly rainfall in Florida. My family has lived in Key Largo for 35 years. We take pride providing an environment for you and your family to have great fun, family experiences, and life long memories. Family is #1.............

What makes this house unique

Peace, privacy, and tranquility. Nature at its best. Fish and feed the tarpon, mangrove snapper, parrot fish, look downs, grunts, trigger fish, pinfish (fish food provided) from the Tiki Hut and 180' concrete dock on 2 canals. Swim, kayak, canoe, and boat from the dock. Sit under the Tiki Hut and enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner and your favorite beverage. Grill out on the large stainless steel gas grill and/or the weber charcoal grill.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thank You" for providing an ideal setting for our first family Keys vacation in 13 years. The home was perfect for our active family and best of all were the "toys" you provided making our time here speed by with different activities each day. Thanks again and a Merry Christmas to you and your family. Frank K.
Dec 2016
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Key Largo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • 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 ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Large enclosed roofless shower attached to home
  • 2 bathrooms and large outside enclosed shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 40inch TV/DVD. Love Seat&Lazy Boy Recliner/Glass table for 2
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 22 inch TV/DVD. Bathroom/Shower. Dresser& 2' Closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 40 inch TV/DVD, dresser 6 drawers/2 end tables/lamps
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 26inch TV/DVD. Dresser 4 drawers/walk in 4 foot closet.
  • Queen size Beds (2) Queen size beds in each master bedroom, Double Beds (2) Double/Full size beds in 3rd and 4th bedrooms, Lazy Boy recliner and Love Seat in downstairs Master Bedroom. 2 inflatable mattresses and air pump provided. Glass top table for 2.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 bicycles
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Provided for you are 3 Canoes, 16' long, 2 Kayaks, sit on top models, 14' long, 1 Kayak (double seater) sit on top, 13' long, 10 bicycles, and water toys for swimming in the canal. We offer 2 boats for rent, Grady White, Family Tournament Model, 150hp Yamaha 4 stroke motor and Mako center console open fisherman boat, 130hp Yamaha. GPS/Fish Finders, 4 fishing poles and all coast guard equipment. Included with boat rental is our personal 1-2 hour demo/orientation cruise of Key Largo waterways and the Atlantic Ocean. . Call owner (Jim) for boat details at 561-716-0720. Our private community boat ramp for launching boats and jet skis free of charge. Large enclosed, attached to the building, private, outdoor roofless shower. (See the wonderful stars every night). Yes hot and cold water................


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Paradise Place with Boats, Kayaks, Canoes, and Bicycles
average rating of 4.8703704 based on 58 reviews

Making Great Family Memories Here!

  • 5 of 5

Where do I start? This was the second stay at this great home! Both stays were fantastic! Jim is very easy to work with and a great guy.

Our party was 8 adults and one preteen. There was plenty of room and we were all comfortable. The home is always clean and well kept. The amenities are terrific! We canoed and kayaked, hung out under the tiki hut, fished and even swam with the manatees two different days.

The Publix is close by as well as plenty of things to do.

This trip was incredible and we have made great family memories here. We will definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation

  • 5 of 5

Jim made everything so easy and was an absolute pleasure to work with. The house was everything we expected and then some. The kayaks were great and we had a blast fishing in the canal. We sat under the tiki hut every night, there were bugs but they weren't too bad. Citronella candles seemed to keep most of them away. The yard is secluded and very pretty. Our only regret is we didn't stay longer. Thank you Jim for helping make our vacation one we will never forget. We will definitely go back and would not stay anywhere else.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a great vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

This rental was fantastic!! Our son has joined the Marines and will be leaving for boot camp in the fall so this was kind of our last Oohrah with the whole family before he leaves. We are a group of 8 adults between us, our children and their spouses. This home was spacious and clean, we never felt crowded. We were instantly in love with the tiki hut. When we arrived everything was ready for our stay. When Jim says he tries to provide everything you need for your stay, he is not joking. The pictures dont do it justice, the house is bigger then it looks, the tiki hut is way bigger then we expected and had plenty of seating for everyone. The beds were comfortable and clean. The kitchen had everything in it we needed except the food we were going to eat (it even had some spices for cooking). The location of this rental is great too. Its located at the end of a dead end road, fenced in for complete privacy and only a few blocks from Winn Dixie. We barely had to leave the property to have fun. The kayaks and canoes were a huge hit with our family. We enjoyed seeing the manatee and her baby in the canal, we fished right off the dock and caught several different species of fish and even got several visits from the neighborhood cat. Jim has a couple of bird feeders out that attract several beautiful doves, cardinals and other birds, and of course the lizards and iguanas that roamed the property were great entertainment. Some of the little details that most people don't think about, Jim did! Such as the clothes line to dry our towels and swim suites after a day in the water, the bug spray in the tiki hut (its Florida, there are bugs), the fish food and just a thousand other little details we didn't expect. The only complaint we had the whole time would have been the bugs and that is completely out of Jim's hands. Jim even provided games and DVDs for rainy day activities. There was plenty of parking for all 3 of our vehicles in the driveway. The landscaping is beautiful, we really enjoyed all the flowers and plants. We loved that we had the option of a gas grill or charcoal grill and did most of our cooking on the grills. Jim was so friendly and even checked up on us during our stay by phone. We could not be happier with our stay and are looking forward to coming back in the near future. Thank you Jim for making this a truly memorable vacation for us and our family.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property in Key Largo!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived late Saturday night. Everything was clean and ready to go. We loved the outdoor area and spent time watching the birds and fish. Enjoyed feeding and petting a cat that came around everyday. The house had plenty of room for our family of 7. We enjoyed using the bikes. Everything you could possible need is in the shed out back. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, relaxing and wonderful.

  • 5 of 5

Jim has provided a great property. We are wrapping up our stay as I'm writing this and i hate to leave. Everything you need is here from fishing poles to snorkel gear, spices and cooking utensils. The house itself is wonderfully stocked and had enough room for our entire family. We took full advantage of the canoes and kayaks and the beautiful waterways right out the back door. Fishing was great and we managed to catch quite a few right from the dock. Only saw Manatees one day, but i suspect that was due to us running around most of the time. But when they came they stayed for hours.

Once you close the gate the house is a private keys paradise. Plenty of room and plenty to do. I've read some of the reviews mentioning bugs or the condition of the property. Bugs... Ok this is south Florida and you are on a canal.... There will be bugs outside. We only had one night where we decided to retreat indoors. As for inside, the house was spotless.

We arrived about an hour early and Jim was kind enough to let us drop our things and start our stay. Going through Jim's "big book" on the table we found some great spots we hadn't visited on our other trips to the keys, lots of coupons and info.

All in all I can honestly say that i will definitely be booking here in the future. Jim made this a great rental experience and was so prompt with a phone call whenever i had a question before we arrived.

This place truly is paradise. Thank you Jim for sharing it with us and giving this group from Ohio and Western NY a great place to enjoy the Keys.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect house with perfect location for us

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Jim for the house and the incredible service you provided.

We were 5 guys from the Nordics coming to Keys for fishing and site seeing. We stayed in the house for two whole weeks.

Location - The location of the house was perfect as we had booked events both in Miami and Key West and served as a perfect middle ground between the two. Good restaurants, bait shops and grocery stores nearby but car is recommended. We walked to the nearby restaurants in the evenings and it was a nice evening stroll.

The house - It was everything we hoped it would be and more. We had no trouble whatsoever fitting 5 guys in the house. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need. We enjoyed the tiki hut immensely and we fished of the dock every day. We can't even count the number of different species of fish we caught right on the dock. We had an almost daily visit by manatees. Swimming in canal was fantastic. We didn't use the kayaks that much as we had rented the bigger boat from Jim. The privacy of the tiki hut and the dock is fantastic.

The boat - We rented the Grady from Jim for 5 days and we loved it. We are all avid fishermen and the Grady was big enough for the 5 of us. There's a problem with the gearbox on the Grady but I have no doubt Jim will get it fixed.

The bugs - Sure, during dusk there will be no-see-ums outside but they really just stick around for an hour. That's the price you pay when you are that close to the mangroves. We didn't see a single ant in the house.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Miami International airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Caribbean Club/Gilberts/JJ Big Chill
Nearest Golf
23 Miles
Keys Gate Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Jimmy Johnsons Big Chill/Sundowners/Senior Frijole
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
John Pennenkamp State Park
Car: recommended

Enjoy many restaurants and local hot spots by boat or car, Buzzards Roost (15-20 minutes by boat and 5 minutes by car). Senior Frijoles restaurant (Bayfront next to Sundowners), Cactus Jacks Bar with pool tables(Bayfront next to Senior Frijoles) , Sundowners restaurant (Bay Front and beautiful sunsets from outdoor or indoor seating), Carribean Club with pool table and fireplaces. (Bayfront with beautiful sunsets) with live music 4 nights a week, and Sheraton Hotel and restaurants (15 minutes by boat and 5 minutes by car). Gilberts Restaurant and Tiki Bar(Bayfront with sandy beach and awesome sunsets) with live music 7 days a week (25 minutes by boat and 5 minutes by car) John Pennenkamp State Park Entrance (1.5 miles). Daily Snorkel/Dive/Fishing trips (1-3 miles), Swim with the Dolphins (2 miles away), Nascar Races and golfing only 30 minute drive, Everglades National Park and Miami Beach are 1.5 hour drive


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $250

Our rates are $1,300 - $1,700 weekly depending on each rental period. We prefer to talk live with you to provide rates and answer your questions. Please call owner (Jim) anytime at 561-716-0720. Thank You....

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.