Keys Kottage; Remodeled Villa in Native Hammock on Florida Bay(4 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible sofabed, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
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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Member since: 2004
- 800 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 8
- Children Welcome
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Near The Ocean
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Parking Off Street:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $100 + tax
- Tax Rate 12.5%
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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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.
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!
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A new walkway and patio outside the front door
The Kottage floorplan provides plenty of room for everyone
The front room dining area is light and airy
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
Pete the Great White Heron guards the marina
Offshore fishing for marlin, as well as dolphin, sailfish, wahoo and kingfish
Amberjack abound, if you have the stamina
And during lobster season, they are yours for the picking
Visit us in the Keys and see for yourself
QUALITY SNOOK CAUGHT BY LLOYD IN THE BACKCOUNTRY OF FLORIDA BAY.
The rear (parking lot) entrance
The front room has a queen-size sleeper couch for comfortable relaxation
The kitchen is fully equipped with new appliances
The second bedroom can sleep four
The evening view is not too bad either
Orchids are just one of many species growing throught the property
African Pompano off one of the nearby wrecks
Snapper are everywhere
Virtually every night the sunsets are magnificant
LLOYD'S FISHING BUDDIES
FLIP PALLOT AND LLOYD ON FRANK KEY FLAT IN FLORIDA BAY.
This listing was first published here in 2004.
Date last modified - Friday, March 24, 2017
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