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Happy Tarpon House on the Bay: Heated Pool - Boat Dock - Fun!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House- 3/3.5, 3 Bedrooms each with adjoining bath (Sleeps 6)

Islamorada, Village of Islands Rental License #VR-219

CALL OR EMAIL THE OWNER FOR MORE INFORMATION about this beautifully renovated Florida Keys home. Happy Tarpon is located on both the Florida Bay and a deep-water canal. We have a protected Dock and a comfortably furnished home.

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.

Watch spectacular sunsets from the house, pool and viewing-deck looking West.

This home is Perfect for fishermen, kayakers and canoeing and paddle boarders alike. Families love it. There are 3 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths. A full-size laundry.

The appliances, marble floors, comfortable beds and tropical furniture make this home simply delightful easy living.

Our boat dock holds up to a 25 foot boat in the deep-water canal. 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 or drive to the best shopping, dining, fishing, boating and scuba diving in the Florida Keys.


Keywords: Single-family home, Heated Pool, Boat Dock, Sunset views on the Florida Bay, A renovated Two-story Islamorada house, Wifi, cable TVs, Easy Access to Back Country Fishing and the Ocean. Peaceful. Private Home.

This property is licensed to rent by the Village of Islamorada.

More Details

Ellen Wilson
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 12, 2017

About Ellen Wilson

I grew up in Jackson Hole, Wyoming with a passion for fly fishing. I own and manage Snake River Angler, the largest fly fishing outfitter in Jackson Hole and in Grand Teton National Park. I operate two retail fishing stores and employ over 20

full time Wyoming fishing guides.

My love of fishing and the ocean led me and my family to Islamorada for the best in salt-water fishing. My wife loves to fish and our 5 children love go out in the boat with us.

My mom, Ellen, will answer your inquiries. She might be out fishing but will get back to you ASAP.

Ellen Wilson purchased this house in 2009

Why Ellen Wilson chose Islamorada Area

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.


Islamorada House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 3.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Pack 'n Play Crib-size (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Private Pool heated in the winter months. it is shallow at one end. Fish cleaning table next to the deep-water boat dock.


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Happy Tarpon House on the Bay: Heated Pool - Boat Dock - Fun!
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews

Great Keys Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house, ideal location, great vacation!!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectucular !!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

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 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.


  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Does not get any better

  • 5 of 5

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>

  • Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

All ready booked for Feb 2017 !! Thanks again for everything.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Direct access to the Florida Bay and Back Country flats. It is a short ride to to the Ocean and Salt-water fishing.


Rates & Availability

Islamorada House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2017 Season
Jan 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Season 2
Sep 3 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jan 1 2018 - Aug 25 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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