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Mitchell's Keys Villa - Private, Secluded House on the Bay

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Free Private Marina right on Florida Bay with quick access to Gulf and Ocean

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Last updated: 12/08/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

House, 1 Bedrooms(King) + Murphy Bed(Queen) in living room , 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Private, secluded villa faces Florida Bay in view of the fabulous Everglades. Located in a lush tropical hammock in a quiet residential area (rare). The villa is approx. 50 feet from the water. The property contains a wading beach and a free marina with night lights, power and water.

The villa itself comes with a fully-equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, linens, queen and king beds, Cable TV, VCR, and a Florida room for dining. Windows in the living room and bedroom cover two thirds of the wall giving the feeling of the outdoors being in. Beautiful glass block shower in good-sized shower. This is a small house, near the water, no high-rise, no canal, and no density of people problem. This is a laid-back atmosphere for those who desire it.

Islamorada proudly calls itself the 'Fishing Capital of the World.'

Keywords: House on One-acre Bay Hammock completely canopied

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Owner

Member since: 2004

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/08/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Children love the property. Fishing on the point and snorkeling the bay. No wake area to 300 feet out....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    ground-level entry...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Pets and rental guests are allowed to use our village park, three miles away free of charge. Dog Park, Olympic pool, and beautiful sandy beach. Also tennis and native plant park of four acres....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

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

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
from 13 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017
Jan 1 - Dec 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,295

Changeover Day: Saturday

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,195

Changeover Day: Saturday


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 12.5%

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 12/08/2016
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Location

Bird Rescue Park, Five state parks within 10 miles, Sea life park (Theatre of the Sea)

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1984

About the owner: 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. I am now retired. 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.

Why the Owner Chose Holiday House (Islamorada, FL, USA):
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 clean, 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. There are three other rental accomodations, 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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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 tenacles up on the dock looking for more. Soft heart, I fed her a few.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/08/2016

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Photos

  • Free Private Marina right on Florida Bay with quick access to Gulf and Ocean

    Free Private Marina right on Florida Bay with quick access to Gulf and Ocean

  • Master Bedroom with King Size Bed

    Master Bedroom with King Size Bed

  • Living Room with Digital TV has a new Queen size Murphy Bed with thick mattress

    Living Room with Digital TV has a new Queen size Murphy Bed with thick mattress

  • The Villa is a free standing house with a view of Florida Bay

    The Villa is a free standing house with a view of Florida Bay

  • Boating, Fishing and Paddle Sports. Backcountry Kayak rental next door

    Boating, Fishing and Paddle Sports. Backcountry Kayak rental next door

  • Backcounty fishing for Bonefish to Offshore Fishing for Sail - Pat Ford Photo

    Backcounty fishing for Bonefish to Offshore Fishing for Sail - Pat Ford Photo

  • Ben and Devon show off a nice Snapper

    Ben and Devon show off a nice Snapper

  • Sensational Sunsets, and with luck, a chance to see the 'Green Flash'

    Sensational Sunsets, and with luck, a chance to see the 'Green Flash'

  • Lounging on our point looking at the bay. Picnicing, Sunbathing or Fishing

    Lounging on our point looking at the bay. Picnicing, Sunbathing or Fishing

  • Spacious Florida room for dining with nearby fully equipt kitchen

    Spacious Florida room for dining with nearby fully equipt kitchen

  • The Bathroom is equipt with a beautiful glass block shower

    The Bathroom is equipt with a beautiful glass block shower

  • Osprey in nearby ( two miles) Everglades National Park - Pat Ford Photo

    Osprey in nearby ( two miles) Everglades National Park - Pat Ford Photo

  • Spinny Lobster abound for catching (in season) and eating

    Spinny Lobster abound for catching (in season) and eating

  • Snapper fishing is big with Zachary

    Snapper fishing is big with Zachary

  • Friendly Pelican drops by for a hand out.  Manatees cruise by occasionally

    Friendly Pelican drops by for a hand out. Manatees cruise by occasionally

  • The Sunset afterglow sometimes is the biggest show

    The Sunset afterglow sometimes is the biggest show

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This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 08, 2016

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