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Keys Kottage; Remodeled Villa in Native Hammock on Florida Bay

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A new walkway and patio outside the front door

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Last updated: 12/08/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible sofabed, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

The Kottage is a free-standing 2 bedroom/2 bath villa located on a small resort property nestled in a native hammock on Florida Bay. The Kottage is a “conch-style” cottage which was just completely remodeled and renovated and is completely new, from the tile floors to the new tongue-and-groove ceiling.

The property is directly on Florida Bay on Upper Matecumbe Key, and the Kottage is approximately 100 feet from the water. The Kottage is fully air-conditioned and has ceiling fans throughout. The bedrooms can accommodated up to 6 people and with the queen-size sofabed in the front room, two more. The appliances, and furniture are new.

We provide pillows, sheets, blankets, and towels and all of your cooking and eating utensils. A washer and dryer are provided for your convenience.

A television with cable tv, a VCR and DVD player, and a stereo are provided for rainy day entertainment. Smoking is not permitted inside the Kottage.

The property is beautiful, based in a native hardwood hammock, extending from US 1 to the bay. It has a protected boat basin which will accommodate boats up to 26 feet. There is a launching ramp for boats, and a swimming area right off the property. Larger boats can be launched at one of several nearby ramps. Rental boats and fishing charters are available locally.


Guests renting the Kottage are able to visit the Village of Islamorada Founders Park with its olympic-size pool, beach, and ball fields. The nearby area has a multitude of restaurants, historic sites and nature preserves, shopping and many activities for children. Local shopping for clothing, souvenirs, and fishing and boating needs is plentiful. Grocery stores are convenient. There are several local attractions if you need a day out of the sun. Key West is a day-trip away.

Islamorada is the Sportfishing Capital of the World. You're minutes away from the best back country (bonefish, tarpon, permit, snook, redfish), blue water (sailfish, dolphin, wahoo, cobia) and reef fishing (grouper, snapper, yellowtail) in the entire Florida Keys. There is quick access to the ocean-side both east and west around the key. Fishing off of our jetty in the evening is alot of fun for the kids. Magnificant snorkeling and scuba diving sites abound in the local area. A wide range of boating activities are available year round since our area of the bay is well protected. Sea Kayacking and canoeing along our shoreline is popular. Of course water skiing and knee-boarding are a hit with the kids.

In addition to the rare and tropical flora which abounds on the property, the fauna which call the property home will entertain you during your stay. An osprey (called Ozzie by the locals) sits atop the trees in the area during the early evenings. We have an octopus in the marina who will look after your shrimp bucket if you leave it in the water. He may even play tug of war with you in the morning, and has been known to become a land animal when he is looking for a handout.

Pete, the Great White Heron, frequently stations himself on the seawall. When you have had a successful day fishing he always seems to have gotten the message and is waiting for you upon your return to the dock. Watch your fillets carefully. If you get diverted, you will see how fast these creatures can move where food is concerned. His cousins, the pelicans, are usually right behind him when the fish cleaning begins and are just as brazen. And don’t be surprised if you walk out to the boat basin and find Izzie, the Iguana sunning himself .

The Kottage is an unique place, and the people who visit, both owners and guests, feel very special about the property. The privacy is wonderful, the accommodations are new and clean, the property peaceful, and the access to the fishing is the best in the Keys, indisputably. We hope you will also find it as special as have we, and will add your name to the growing list who return to enjoy the most gorgeous sunsets and the best fishing and diving in the world.

The Keys Kottage generally rents for 1 week intervals, from Saturday to Saturday. If the Keys Kottage is what you are looking for, please contact us and to reserve the dates. The reservation will be confirmed upon receiving a check for 25% of the total cost of the rental including tax.

We look forward to your visiting our little piece of paradise, and are sure you will have a wonderful and special visit. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at any time.




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Owner

Member since: 2004

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/08/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is not permitted inside the Keys Kottage...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Well behaved dogs welcome. No cats or birds, please....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Convertible bed(s)

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  • Queen size Beds (1) Master bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (1) 2 twin trundle beds in second bedroom, sleeping 4 in individual beds, Baby Cribs (1) Available with advance notice, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen-size sofa bed in living room...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Spectacular sunsets over water from marina and pier. Good fishing from pier. Tarpon are caught from pier in season. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront:

    The property is directly on Florida Bay. Sunsets are magnificant....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    The property is directly on Florida Bay. The Kottage is approximately 100 feet from the marina....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Brand new Mitsubishi split airconditioning throughout the Kottage...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Present within unit....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Parking for two automobiles and one trailer for a boat 26 feet or less....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Assigned parking place conveniently located next to Kottage...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Boat trailer parking included for trailers 26 feet and less....moreless

  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Present within unit....moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Boat:

    Dock space for one boat 26 feet and under included in rental...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards available to rent immediately next door to property....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis:

    Available at nearby Founders Park...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Large swimming pools available in nearby Founders Park....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,495

Changeover Day: Saturday


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12.5%

Notes:

Deposit of $500.00 required to guarantee reservation. Balance is due 8 weeks before arrival. Rental fee includes use of our boat ramp for vessels up to 18 feet, storage for boat trailers up to 26 feet, and dockage for a boat up to 26 feet in our marina. If bringing a pet there is a cleaning fee of $100 for the first dog and $150 fee for a second dog. There is a limit of two dogs.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

80 Miles
Nearest Airport
Miami International Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Lorelei
Islamorada, FL, USA
Nearest Motorway
Islamorada, FL, USA
Nearest Restaurant
Overseas Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Founders Park

Car: Recommended

Sport fishing paradise, including flats fishing for bonefish and permit, back country fishing for redfish and tarpon, reef fishing for snapper, grouper and yellowtail and blue water fishing for sailfish, dolphin (mahi mahi), wahoo, cobia and marlin, all within 15 minutes of our marina. Also kayaking and standup paddleboarding.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2015

About the owner: We are Lloyd and Rae Wruble. Lloyd moved to Florida from Wilkes-Barre, Pa in 1968, and Rae is a native Floridian. We recently purchased this cottage from a dear friend, Bernie Holzman, who has decided to move North. Lloyd is recently retired as an Maxillofacial Surgeon and Rae remains working as a Genetics Educator for Breast, Ovarian, and other cancers. We are proud to co-own this property with Al and Linda Canal. Linda was the Manager of Lloyd's practice for 20 years, and Al recently sold his aircraft engine rebuilding factory. We have been friends for 30 years.

Why the Owner Chose Islamorada, FL, USA:
This property is very unique in the Florida Keys, and is situated in a natural hammock on the island of Islamorada. Both owners love the Keys and feel very fortunate to be able to introduce many people to the best that the Florida Keys has to offer. Onsite is also a boat ramp and a protected Marina with immediate access to florida Bay with easy access to the ocean. Boating,canoeing, kayaking, biking, and fishing are all available at your fingertips, not to mention the beautiful sunsets.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The Keys Kottage, and the property we know as Holiday House, is a unique and unlike anything in the keys. It is small and private, yet the owners and guests who vacation here are warm and friendly. We are centrally located in the heart of Islamorada and convenient to restaurants, grocery stores, tourist attractions, marinas and fuel docks and access to the back country or the patch reefs and offshore fishing. And without a doubt this is the finest location to watch the most gorgeous sunsets over the water,........ and if you're real lucky you just might see the green flash!


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/08/2016

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Photos

  • A new walkway and patio outside the front door

    A new walkway and patio outside the front door

  • The Kottage floorplan provides plenty of room for everyone

    The Kottage floorplan provides plenty of room for everyone

  • The front room dining area is light and airy

    The front room dining area is light and airy

  • That's a queen-size bed in the master bedroom

    That's a queen-size bed in the master bedroom

  • The View as you Leave the Boat Basin for a Day of Fishing or Diving

    The View as you Leave the Boat Basin for a Day of Fishing or Diving

  • Pete the Great White Heron guards the marina

    Pete the Great White Heron guards the marina

  • Offshore fishing for marlin, as well as dolphin, sailfish, wahoo and kingfish

    Offshore fishing for marlin, as well as dolphin, sailfish, wahoo and kingfish

  • Amberjack abound, if you have the stamina

    Amberjack abound, if you have the stamina

  • And during lobster season, they are yours for the picking

    And during lobster season, they are yours for the picking

  • Visit us in the Keys and see for yourself

    Visit us in the Keys and see for yourself

  • QUALITY SNOOK CAUGHT BY LLOYD IN THE BACKCOUNTRY OF FLORIDA BAY.

    QUALITY SNOOK CAUGHT BY LLOYD IN THE BACKCOUNTRY OF FLORIDA BAY.

  • The rear (parking lot) entrance

    The rear (parking lot) entrance

  • The front room has a queen-size sleeper couch for comfortable relaxation

    The front room has a queen-size sleeper couch for comfortable relaxation

  • The kitchen is fully equipped with new appliances

    The kitchen is fully equipped with new appliances

  • The second bedroom can sleep four

    The second bedroom can sleep four

  • The evening view is not too bad either

    The evening view is not too bad either

  • Orchids are just one of many species growing throught the property

    Orchids are just one of many species growing throught the property

  • African Pompano off one of the nearby wrecks

    African Pompano off one of the nearby wrecks

  • Snapper are everywhere

    Snapper are everywhere

  • Virtually every night the sunsets are magnificant

    Virtually every night the sunsets are magnificant

  • LLOYD'S FISHING BUDDIES

    LLOYD'S FISHING BUDDIES

  • FLIP PALLOT AND LLOYD ON FRANK KEY FLAT IN FLORIDA BAY.

    FLIP PALLOT AND LLOYD ON FRANK KEY FLAT IN FLORIDA BAY.

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This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Friday, December 09, 2016

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