About the property
- House2400 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Private home: 3 bedroom, 3 baths, private pool, deep-water dock, free wifi
Happy Tarpon - the best of the Florida Keys. The best of Islamorada! Enjoy privacy in this recently renovated home in the heart of Islamorada. It is furnished for easy tropical living inside and out. We have a heated pool, protected deep-water boat dock and magnificent sunsets looking across the Florida Bay.
The boat dock holds up to a 25-foot boat in at the protected canal.
It is a great place to be between fishing trips or water sports. There is direct access to the Back country or a short run to the Ocean.
The center-piece of the home is a heated private Pool directly outside of the living room and kitchen. There is a sunning deck/wading area built in the shallow end of the pool.
You can watch spectacular sunsets from the house, pool and viewing-deck looking West across the Florida Bay.
This home is Perfect for fishermen, kayakers and paddle boarders alike. Fishermen love it. Families love it.
Happy Tarpon has 3 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths. A full-size laundry. And a fully equipted kitchen.
The marble floors, comfortable beds and tropical furniture make this home simply delightful easy living.
Islamorada, Village of Islands Rental License #VR-219
We have a fish cleaning station next to the dock with fresh water.
Happy Tarpon is centrally located to all that Islamorada has to offer: Walk 1/2 a block to the Lorelei Restaurant and Marina. We are also a walk or short drive to many other restaurants. We have the best shopping, dining, fishing, boating and scuba diving in the Florida Keys.
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Keywords: Single-family home, Private Heated Pool, Private Boat Dock, Sunset views. On Florida Bay. Beautifully renovated two-story Islamorada house, free Wifi, cable TVs, Easy Access to Back Country Fishing and the Ocean. Peaceful. Private Home. Scuba Diving. Kayaking. Paddle Boarding. Snorkeling. Manatees. Fly Fishing. off-shorefoishing. swimming. Sunbathing. shopping. Guided Fishing. Bird Watching. Eco tourism. Wildlife viewing. Para sailing. Pier fishing. Wind surfing.
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- May 24, 2018
About Will Dornan
We grew up in Jackson Hole, Wyoming with a passion for fly fishing. Will Dornan owns and manages Snake River Angler, the largest fly fishing outfitter in Jackson Hole and in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. He operates two retail fishing stores. One is in Moose, Wyoming and one is in downtown Jackson. He employs over 20 full time Wyoming fishing guides. My mom, Ellen, will answer your inquiries. She might be out fishing but will get back to you ASAP. Will's love of fishing and the ocean led him and family to Islamorada for the best in salt-water fishing. Will's wife and kids love to fish, stand up paddle board, canoe and enjoy the Manatees in the canal by the house.
Will Dornan purchased this House in 2009
Why Will Dornan chose Islamorada
I walked into the back yard of 118 Madeira, stood on the dock and saw a manatee swimming in the canal. I could also see schools of big mangroove snapper hanging out by the pilings. I have fished all over the world from Belize to Mongolia. I could not pass up the chance to buy Happy Tarpon after 22 years of visiting and fishing here. Islamorada is unmatched for the variety and access to backcountry and offshore fishing anywhere in the world. It is also a peaceful, private location for the family. Islamorada is good for the fisherman and the family with all the activities available in the area.
What makes this House unique
The variety of water activities is boundless with snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, stand up paddle-boarding, boating, wind surfing, kite boarding, fly fishing, reef fishing, and offshore ocean fishing. The beauty of the Everglade National Park is right out the back door. White herons sit on the edge of the pool and look in our living room window (!!) and the manatees come and visit regularly all winter. Ever since I saw my first 100 plus pound tarpon jumping out of the water with my fly in its mouth I have been in love with Islamorada and the Florida Keys.
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great Keys Vacation Spot
We so enjoyed our 2 week stay here with another couple. It was convenient to walk to stores and restaurants. Lorelei restaurant is a hop, skip, and jump from here and we loved their sunset entertainment on Mondays, Weds, Fridays ... an entertaining magician. We cherished our mornings and evenings at Happy Tarpon on the patio/pool area. So quiet and peaceful and beautiful views of the bay. We had daily entertainment by local wild life, especially a bold/friendly great egret, lizards and even manatees. Ellen is wonderful ... very helpful and quick to answer emails, and calls and has the house equipped with everything you would need.
If you cannot get happy at Happy Tarpon then you just cannot get happy anywhere. This place is great, so relaxing just the perfect place to unwind. My wife and I stayed one week with our son ( 21 ) and our daughter ( 19 ) and they had a great time as well, later in the week my brother came down with his son and we had plenty of room. We fished from the deep water dock and from the the other dock as well, we caught a bunch of snapper and even a few nurse sharks from the dock. The kitchen is well equipped and everything works well. There is the Trading post grocery store just a few minutes away but there is also a Win Dixie ( much cheaper ) about 6 miles north. We usually like to explore other options when we rent a place but my wife and I both said that we would come back with no problem. If you have any questions about fishing or anything else that the owner ( Ellen ) can't answer then feel free to contact me at Natpawn@yahoo.com. Ellen is great and very punctual with returning phone calls and replying to emails. I will highly recommend Happy Tarpon to anyone looking for a place in Islamorada.
Wonderful house, ideal location, great vacation!!
Does not get any better
we have spent many vacations in the Keys: from Islamorada to Key West. Happy Tarpon has it all! The photos don't show the whole experience. Perfect accomodations, pristine, with pool, boat dock and close to all Islamorada points of interest. Friendly, helpful owners made our stay even better. Don't pass this up>
My wife, two daughters, a friend and I just spent 7 delightful nights at the Happy Tarpon House. Everything was perfect: the three bedrooms, kitchen, bathrooms, living room, and best of all the patio, pool, dock and access to the bay. We grilled on the patio and walked to our favorite restaurants and shops. We rented kayaks and stand up paddle boards for a week from Cowboy Outfitters up the street, they delivered them to the house, and we spent our days using them up and down the shoreline in back of the house. The views into the bay from the dock are beautiful. Watch the sun go down in the evening from the dock and patio. The pool is perfect and was used daily. You can walk virtually everywhere you would want to go in Islamorada from this house. Could not imagine a more convenient and beautiful place to spend a week.
EXCELLENT EXCELLENT EXCELLENT !!!!!
All ready booked for Feb 2017 !! Thanks again for everything.
We have direct access to the Florida Bay and Back Country flats for water sports and Fishing. It is a short run to to the Atlantic Ocean for Salt-water fishing. Also for anchoring on a sand bar and watching the sunset, play water volley-ball and more.