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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


Half Baths
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:
January 10, 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Happy Tarpon House on the Bay: Heated Pool - Boat Dock - Fun!
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews
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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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Best place ever

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd Thanksgiving here . Best place ever. My granddaughter left her stuffed bunny there last year and it was still there when we came back this year :) I love this house !!! Truly our most favorite vacation spot. Incredible views. Awesome fishing and paddleboarding ...cant wait to go again !!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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So Happy At The Happy Tarpon

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Happy Tarpon for one week in September. There were five adults in our group (our grown children). The house was absolutely perfect for our trip. Everyone had plenty of space and the 3 1/2 bathrooms were really a nice extra for us when we were all trying to get ready to go somewhere. We rented a kayak and stand-up paddleboard and had a great time trying them out...when we could pry ourselves from the pool! We kayaked right beside three manatee near our dock. We saw double water spouts! We stayed up and watched "Sharknado" (found the DVD on the bookcase). We could hardly get my daughter out of the pool and really enjoyed the privacy of the back patio, dock and pool area. We enjoyed numerous sunsets, despite some rainy weather. It was really as close to perfect as I can imagine. The kids have already asked if we can make this an annual outing! Much thanks to the owner for their gracious hospitality and for sharing their lovely home with us. It was truly a vacation we will always remember. We all hope we can return sometime!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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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 - Nov 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2017 - Dec 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas Holidays
Dec 16 2017 - Dec 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

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Islamorada House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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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