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Laidback Beach Shack, with a Vintage Retro Vibe & Serene Feel.

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Last updated: 03/02/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7-15 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Come stay ....The Laid Back Beach Shack will be your home away from home for as long as you want to stay in the Upper Keys.
We welcome you to fall in love with the area's casual atmosphere.

Experience the coziness of an original Conch House from the 50's completely renovated in 2010 to suit all your needs with today's comforts.
Kick back, take off your shoes, and hang out on the deck.
Read a book outside or take a stroll to the neighborhood beach and park for a quick dip in the Bay. Do a lot or nothing at all.
Welcome to The Florida Keys!

Keywords: Little escape, original Upper Keys Conch House. Cottage with a water view. great for relaxation, fishing & intimate sunsets. Decorated with an eclectic vintage look, with surprises in every room. We even provide you with fishing poles and a cooler for your day at the neighborhood beach and pier. Charcoal and fuel for the small yet perfect brick barbeque. Old record player to play 1940's and 50's music, dance in the moonlight on your deck, enjoy the charm of the keys...

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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/02/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 920 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) The twin bed is a day bed in the second bedroom., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The aqua sofa in the living room is a foam twin bed, by removing the bolster back cushions....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Regular standard bathroom with a shower no tub. The bathroom was rebuilt in 2010 to replicate an original mid-century bathroom with vintage sink and black and white tiles....moreless


  • Air Hockey
  • Books:

    We have classics, like Hemmingway and Fishing story books...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    DVD/VHS combo player...moreless

  • Games:

    We have several board games and air hockey , etc...moreless

  • Music Library:

    We have a collection of vintage music, from the big band era to the 60's...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV...moreless

  • Stereo:

    We have a mid-century record player with Old LP"s...moreless

  • Television:

    Flat screen 42 inches in the living room...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    We have a movie library both of dvd's and vhs tapes for your viewing....moreless


  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Downtown Key Largo is about 1 1/2 miles away heading south. You'll find Starbucks, Walgreens, CVS, Famous DiGiorgio's Café Largo made famous on Diners, drive-ins and dives, African Queen, Office Max ...moreless

  • Resort:

    The Holiday Inn in downtown Key Largo, has several fishing tours, diving tours, and the famous African Queen boat used in the movie from the 40's...moreless

  • Village:

    Downtown Key Largo, with Starbucks, Wendy's, small open shopping, restaurants and bars+...moreless

  • Water View:

    across the street is the water way to the bay. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    separate dining room inside and the deck has an outside dining area as well with table and chairs for 4...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Internet:

    We have wireless internet service in the house...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    several sets of sheets for all beds, including plenty of pillows, blankets and throws....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Yes, with 2 sofas, (one is a bed) and reading area with 2 chairs and a rocker....moreless

  • Parking:

    Driveway for 2 cars...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    May not be big enough...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All towels are white and we also provide beach towels for your use....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Yes in the utility room...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Yes a small coffee maker for 4 cups...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Yes pots and pans, a rice cooker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything you would need, including paper plates, napkins, utensils along with regular. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    No dishwasher. ...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Open, quaint. Everything you need. Modern IKEA cabinets and shelves. Fully equipped...moreless

  • Microwave:


  • Oven:

    Double ovens...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Some staples, sugar, salt, some spices, ketchup and mustard, etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless steel refrigerator...moreless

  • Stove:

    A great conversation piece, is our Vintage 1969's classic furniture stove with side by side ovens on top and hidden burners...moreless

  • Toaster:

    a 2 toast toaster...moreless


  • Bicycles:

    We have a 3 wheeler and a regular bicycle...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Yes there is a deck in the back with sitting area, electricity for night dining...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Small brick barbeque...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Snorkeling gear, floaters, fishing poles, ...moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 8 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Nov 18 - Apr 29, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,400 $3,400
Christmas Season
Dec 23 - Jan 6, 2018
15 night min stay

flat fee
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,000 $2,800
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning Fee $175
  • Tax Rate 12.5%


Deposit is non-refundable. We strongly recommend trip cancellation insurance. Rates are subject to change. Certain restrictions apply. Holiday rates apply for December 19 - Jan 9. Please contact us for more information.

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Car: Necessary

The Laid Back Beach Shack is located in one of the first original designated fishing camps in Key Largo. In the mid 40-50's men would come from the mainland by train from Miami, Ft Lauderdale and Palm Beach, originally by train. Because Key Largo was and the largest island, they started setting shop and building small houses to spend the weekends and go fishing. This house was one of the first houses ever built in Key Largo Park. The house is located only a block from the bay with beautiful views of the water and sunsets at the private neighborhood park.

We tried to create a feeling of bygone days in the tropics, with the period accessories and style of that era. But we have completely remodeled the house with all the 21st century amenities you would need to make your vacation comfortable and memorable. The atmosphere is so tranquil that you are awakened by the sounds of nature. When you are here, you can walk to a local Italian Pizzeria, another 2 blocks south is Key Largo Chocolates. Great Ice Cream and you can always get free tastings of the latest chocolate treats! Another block down across the street you have the Famous Conch House Restaurant. Best Shrimp and fish tacos ever! Even have live music on Friday nights.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: We own a travel agency in Miami and one of our favorite things to do is head for Key Largo after a long work week. The peace and quiet of the hammocks and the beautiful sunsets, are just what the doctor ordered for relaxation. Although I could go anywhere in the world, my favorite place is our Beach Shack. The drive thru the hammock on the 20 mile stretch from Miami, transports us to another world. A lazy beachside town which what we need after a hectic week in Miami. The southern most islands in the United States, with some of the worlds best fishing and the only Natural Coral Reef Natural park in the world. You can't beat, the bird watching, wild life and snorkeling . Rent a boat for a day or hire a captain to take you out, either way, it's real raw fun! When I am not walking on the beach, I am listening to quiet music and reading a good book. Sometimes, it's just nice to sit by the beach and reflect. Whatever mood I am in, I always come here to feel good. My daughter is an artist and a decorator, this is her baby. She enjoys finding treasures to make this feel like home. If you love garage sales, and treasure hunting, then hit the streets early and go. Prices are great and you will find sea themed treasures to take home everywhere.

Why the Owner Chose Key Largo Park (Key Largo, FL, USA):
The house is very well situated. Only an 1 and 1/2 hours from Miami International airport and 2 hours from Key West, the southermost point of the United States. We decided on a vacation house in Key Largo because it is like being on an island that you can drive to. There is so much to do there. Swim with the dolphins, snorkel at the first underwater park in the United States, John Pennenkamp, or sail the calm waters of the Bay to witness the beautiful sunsets. The location of our house is minutes from everywhere. You can walk to the farmers market, to restaurants to the private beach and fishing pier, all activities are no more than 30 minutes away except for Key West. But you can go there for lunch and then return to the Beach Shack. It's a great little house for your stumping ground to explore all of the Keys Islands.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Stayng at our beach shack is a serene experience. Listen to the birds in the morning while you have a nice breakfast on the deck or stroll to the private beach to catch the sunset in the evening. When you come down to Key Largo, you get away and relax.

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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/02/2017

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  • Bedroom with full-size bed.

    Bedroom with full-size bed.

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Backyard area

    Backyard area

  • Outdoor dining area

    Outdoor dining area

  • Private neighborhood beach and dock just 1 block away.

    Private neighborhood beach and dock just 1 block away.

  • Private neighborhood beach and dock just 1 block away.

    Private neighborhood beach and dock just 1 block away.

  • Family room

    Family room

  • 2nd bedroom, good for reading or catching up on your email.

    2nd bedroom, good for reading or catching up on your email.

  • Retro kitchen features a vintage stove/oven, and stainless steel appliances.

    Retro kitchen features a vintage stove/oven, and stainless steel appliances.

  • Lounging area for reading & catching some rays.

    Lounging area for reading & catching some rays.

  • Grill up the catch of the day with the brick barbecue.

    Grill up the catch of the day with the brick barbecue.

  • Private neighborhood beach and dock just 1 block away.

    Private neighborhood beach and dock just 1 block away.

  • Private neighborhood beach and dock just 1 block away.

    Private neighborhood beach and dock just 1 block away.

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Friday, April 07, 2017

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