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Direct Bay Sunsets, Sandy Beach, Pool, Dock, West Indies Decor

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 28 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Office, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Imagine a Perfect Sunset with Porpoises Swimming on the Horizon - This is Key Largo at its Very Best

Enjoy our newly remodeled and gated – 5 bedroom, 4 bath house directly on the bay. We call our house CASA de IVY. The house features an infinity pool, large sandy beach, and a newly constructed dock.

CASA de IVY is decorated in a West Indies décor, with dark hardwood floors and red and yellow accents throughout the house. The kitchen is on the 2nd floor and features a large center island which seats 10. Just outside the kitchen is a 1200 sq ft covered lanai with travertine tile. From the lanai and every one our 6 French doors is an unobstructed view of the bay. In fact, the house is secluded with no bayside neighbors – giving you a feeling that you are one with the ocean. For those, that need to be connected, CASA de IVY has high speed WIFI internet, and every room has a flat screen TV. The home sleeps 12 – master with a king, 3 bedrooms with queens, and a bunkroom with 4 bunks.

I am not kidding when I say you could see anything from a pod of 100 juvenile porpoises, to a family of manatees, to parrots and egrets right off the dock. The dock has 6 ft of control depth and plenty of room for up to a 45 ft yacht. Electric and water are both available on dock. Pennekamp offers some of the best diving and snorkeling in the world, and is only a 15 minute boat ride away. If water skiing and tubing is your thing – Blackwater sound is the calmest water you could find in the Keys, and this is off our white sandy beach. And if sipping wine and drinking margaritas works – well, it’s all there.

It’s a perfect size home for 2 families. Our home books quickly, so please email for best availability and for more information.

We also own another ocean front 5 bedroom home in the Florida Keys- vrbo 430783

Kindly Yours,

Melissa & Brad

More Details

Brad Levine
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About Brad Levine

Our entire family is close and we enjoy spending our time together. This house provides us with plenty of space and is perfect big dinners and great conversation and lots of fun.

Brad Levine purchased this house in 2011

Why Brad Levine chose Bowens Addition

The location is perfect. It directly faces west on the bay - so you get perfect sunsets all year long. There are no neighbors, and the piece of property is almost an acre. We fell in love with property and after 9 months of renovations - we now have one of the best homes in Key Largo.

What makes this house unique

New kitchen, new dock, new pool, new bathrooms, new foyer, new garage - even new wiring. The house is now awesome.

Guestbook comments from the owner

There were 15 of us - we couldn't believe what a tranquil relaxing place you have. No need to leave. We especially like sitting and watching the water.
Feb 2013
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Bowens Addition House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - toilet , shower , The master shower has multiple body sprays and a rain shower
    Guest Master - toilet , shower
    Bunkroom Bath - toilet , shower
    Guest Bath - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Shower - shower , Enjoy a hot shower in privacy over the bay.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master - 1 king , Master looks over the bay - perfect views.
    Guest Master - 1 king , This room has wonderful views of the bay.
    Bunkroom - 4 bunk bed , There are 2 sets of bunk beds.
    Office - A separate office for those that need to do some work.
    Guest Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , This room shares a bath.
    Guest Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , This room has a shared bath.
  • King size beds (2) The king is in the master bedroom and master guest, Queen size Beds in 2 rooms. The bunk-room is on the ground floor and has 2 sets of bunk beds (4 twins). We also have a pack-n-play for babies.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The home was completely renovated in 2011, so everything (and I mean everything) is new. So if you are looking a beautiful home decorated in the a west indies theme, with great views and is very private - you will absolutely love CASA de IVY. The dock is also brand new and is larger than most. It has electric, water and fish cleaning station. The dock has room for up to 45 ft yacht. The control depth is 6 ft.


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Direct Bay Sunsets, Sandy Beach, Pool, Dock, West Indies Decor
average rating of 4.919355 based on 74 reviews

It doesn't get any better than this.

  • 5 of 5

I don't even know where to start, everything stated in the previous positive reviews was right on the money. We had a total of 10 people and there was plenty of room for everyone, we never felt cramped for space or privacy. The accommodations were excellent, very comfortable and it had all the comforts of home.

The location is excellent, it's a very private setting, we felt as though we were miles away from everything but in reality were only a short walk or ride from anything we might need.

We had fun just sitting out on the dock, poolside or on the beach having a bonfire visiting as well as fishing. We had dolphins visit a couple evenings and shark swam by late and numerous other species of fish and rays. We also enjoyed watching the wildlife, namely the resident lizard Mac Daddy and his harem, they kept us entertained.

The manager Trish was very accommodating and helpful with any questions we had. Her recommendation of The Lazy Lobster for dinner was an excellent one:)

We did a few excursions, one to the Everglades (Tigertail Airboat Tours, excellent), John Pennekamp park (kayaking thru the mangroves was awesome).

All in all it was a great week spent with a great group of lifelong friends that left us with many great laughs and memories we won't soon forget.

Life is short, tomorrow is not a guarantee if you're thinking about spending time here it is a no brainer, you will not be disappointed.

Our stay was March 25-April 1, 2017

Thank you Brad for sharing your beautiful home with us, it truly is a wonderful place.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's great to have friends stay at my house.
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Great experience all around!

  • 5 of 5

We travel from NY to the Florida Keys every Feb break for some warmth and relaxation . Case de Ivy fit the bill perfectly - in fact, it exceeded expectations in every way. The place and the sunsets were spectacular. Kids hung out in the pool, went kayaking, played badminton..while I spent most of my time between the hammock and fishing off the dock. But everyone stopped what we were doing to sit on the dock and watch the sunsets (and you know how hard it is to get teenagers to put down their i-devices; yet it happened at every sunset).

Brad - the owner was a pleasure to work with and Trish the property manger was great. It was the nicest place we have stayed at in the Keys and I highly recommend staying here if given the chance.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As a life long friend, you are always welcome at my home.
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Fantastic place, super location.

  • 5 of 5

Great place with everything you need. A spectacular view and unbelievable sunsets.We will visit again. We used the restaurant list the owner provided and it was a winner.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad it all worked out. My friends are always welcome to use my home.
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Great find!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for two weeks with my daughter and her husband, my son and his wife and my three granddaughters aged 9,7 and 5. We chose this place after extensive research online. As we were visiting from the United Kingdom we wanted to be sure that it was exactly right for our needs - a base from which to explore the Keys and somewhere to relax and have fun. It was perfect for us. The pool was just great and it was difficult to persuade the children to get out! None of us tired of the stunning view from the house and beach and we took back some amazing photographs. We didn't know what s'mores were but quickly did some online research and made good use of the fire ring to make some! We're now experts. The house itself was perfect for our needs… Particularly the kitchen area which was well stocked and ideal for socialising in the evenings round the big central island. The outside space provided some ideal spots to relax in the shade or bask in the sun. We loved the peaceful, private location of the house/beach but with restaurants and supermarkets so close by we had the best of both worlds. Lots of magical moments in, on and by the ocean with some fabulous memories to take home.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Any friend of my parents are welcome to stay my home. I am glad you had a great time.
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Beautiful Accommodations

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful and so were the grounds. Our kids got to see a manatee, sting ray dolphins, iguanas, and parrot fish. From sun up to sun down we were in the water in one form or another, whether in the pool, boat or in the kayak. It was the relaxing vacation our family was hoping for and needed. Our kids keep asking when we can go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As buddy, you are always welcome to use my home.
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Loved this house !

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for one week and enjoyed every moment ! The house was set up perfectly for our two families. The kitchen is stocked with the basics , the bed and bathrooms were roomy . We had the feeling of being in our own little compound in paradise. The privacy and room outside for the kids to enjoy was perfect for our group. The wildlife was fun to watch but the manatee family visit one morning was by far our favorite . There is just a feeling of peacefulness in this home.

There were a few minor issues - the previous renter leaving a fishy freezer , minor plumbing issue etc but they were handled immediately by the house manager . She was very responsive and helpful. We would definitely stay at Casa de Ivy again!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Any coworker of my if always welcome to use my home.
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Ft Lauderdale or Miami
Nearest Barpub
Quite a few
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Quite a few
Nearest Beach
Back of the house
Car: recommended

Pennekamp Park is 15 minutes away, Everglades & Key Biscayne National Parks are 45 minutes away, Homestead Speedway is 30 minutes away, and Key West is 2 hours away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • All reservations are non-refundable.
  • 28 Day Rental $25,000
  • US Dollars
  • ** Per Florida Keys regulations all rentals are based on 28 day basis. **