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Lovely Waterfront 4BR/4Bath, Home with Large Dock & Deep Water Canal !

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 29 nights


About the property

Come enjoy and play at our lovely Tavernier home which is on a large corner lot, with many Palms & Buttonwood trees , creating a nice private setting, and allowing for lots of parking. Enjoy the Tiki Hut, swim & fish off the dock , sun in the lounges,or relax in the screened in upper patio.Our home has two stories that are separated by exterior stairs, Both levels are a 2/2 with full kitchens, and BBQ Grills,Our dock will accommodate boats to 40 ft, and has a fish cleaning station, and fresh water shower.

Just beyond our canal ,you will find our Bay, Great for all the water sports the Kids love, and we are just minutes from the Ocean via Tavernier Creek or Everglades Natl. park for terrific back country fishing! Fun Fun Fun !!

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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Tim

Our family moved to Florida in 1959, Growing up in a home on the water, in North Miami, We all lived for the water, maybe me a tad more being an Aquarius? Fishing, diving, boating, you name it, we did it, So when my Father bought this house, I was just as excited as when my Mother told me we were moving to Florida when I was just 8 , And this home which we just call The Keys House, is our families continued sanctuary to escape and enjoy the Beautiful water and all that it Brings.

Tim purchased this house in 1994

Why Tim chose Tavernier

The Florida Keys are one of the most beautiful water play grounds in the world, Now if you happen to live in Florida, love the water and all the activities associated with it, The Keys will be on a very very short list of Places to have a second home. Our family's live in Florida, and we all feel very Blessed to have this home in the Keys and if you come and Visit , I am sure you will agree.

What makes this house unique

Tavernier is about an hour from Miami , a little more from Fort Lauderdale, Is about an 1.5 hours from Key West, Sits between the Ocean and Everglades Natl. Park, Has wonderful dinning and entertainment spots, something for everyone.

And when your not out boating, dinning or site seeing, our home offers lots of room, comfort, Tiki, fishing , swimming, two grilling areas, one down and one on the screened porch.



Sunshine Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , upstairs master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , upstairs
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , downstairs master
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , downstairs
  • 4
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , with walk in closet and bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , with large closet and bath just outside door
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Downstairs master with bathroom, and walk in closet
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , upstairs living room
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Closet and bath just outside bedroom door
  • King size beds (2) In both captains quarters, Twin or Single Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Upper living, queen size
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Lovely Waterfront 4BR/4Bath, Home with Large Dock & Deep Water Canal !
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
Huntsville, AL

Perfect again!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay. Tim is great to work with. This is the best place on the Keys to stay if your vacation includes a boat. You can pay a lot more money for a luxury mansion, but you won't find a better place with as much space for dockage, cars , boat trailers, and toys.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So Happy everyone had a good time, God Bless!
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Family Fun in the Sun

  • 5 of 5

Yet again, a great stay! Second year in a row we've spent a month here and it did not disappoint. We had a great time, love the location and the house has plenty of room! Great neighbor, Ron, too- my husband went out fishing with him. Looking forward to hopefully renting again next summer. Couldn't ask for more!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So nice to hear you had a great time, thank you for the nice comments, hope to see every one again soon. Tim
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  • 5 of 5

We had such an amazing month here. My husband and two daughters stayed here and cannot wait to go back. Everything you could possibly need is here for you. We saw manatee right at the dock, caught shark not too far from the home, saw dolphin swimming nearby. Located very close to grocery store and anything else you might need. Highly recommend!! We had plenty of room for our guests that came and stayed with us and it was great for them to be able to have their own space with fridge and kitchen area. Friendly neighbors. We had such an amazing time!!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Coconut creek, florida

Excellent water access, quiet spacious property where dog had a great time.

  • 5 of 5

Hoping to spend the entire time on vacation next time. The strong internet signal allowed to me to balance a few work calls between fishing trips. Keeping it simple in the keys....

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ontario, Canada

The keys rock

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at angler for three weeks. Best surprise the tiki hut loved it. Tim was great to deal with. The location was close to everything. We were a reunion group of 65 year olds and we had a blast. Would have went back next year but it was taken.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Huntsville, AL

Perfect for us

  • 5 of 5

Amen!! to all the wonderful things said by other guests so I won’t repeat them. We stayed from Dec. 20, 2014 to Jan. 3, 2015. FYI, the Theatre of the Sea offers free admission to people with military I.D.! We docked a 23 ft. outboard boat then rafted up a 28 ft twin outboard center console with bow pulpit (the one we used most) to the smaller boat without crowding the neighbor and still had space for the grandchildren to fish from the dock and catch “keeper” Mangrove Snapper. We launched at Harry Harris Park (good ramp – recommended by our host, Tim) and parked both boat trailers on the west side of the house. There is so much space on that side of the property, we didn’t know the trailers were there. Neighbor is very friendly. We kept the grandchildren downstairs where the living and dining areas are tile. Grandparents and newlywed son and wife stayed upstairs on the carpet. In addition to all those great things, the single most important reason to make this property your first choice for a Keys vacation is your host, Tim. Just a great guy to talk to and work with. We did the entire transaction by internet and phone. I hope to actually meet Tim before we depart South Florida. The water approach to the canal is shallow and Tim ensured we knew how to get in safely. The written instructions he provided for opening the house are simple and easy to understand. He is very quick to respond to text messages and phone calls. His sister and her husband live nearby and they are also great people. Both stopped by during our visit to ask if everything was OK and to offer any information or assistance we might need. For all the skeptics who say no place and no people could be that nice, I have four words for you: It is and they are!

Although we now live elsewhere, our children are the third generation of our family to grow up in and graduate from high school in Homestead, FL. We know the Keys. Unless you are looking for a luxury mansion at two or three times the price, you will not find a better place to vacation on the Keys. If your vacation plans include a boat, you would be foolish to go anywhere else.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am always please to hear that my guests have enjoyed their stay at our home, this review gives me an extra level of joy seeing as these folks are a military family and they deserve all our gratitude are thank yous and Prayers. God Bless all our Military Families.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Old Tavernier
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Old Tavernier
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Founders Park & Annies Beach about 15 miles
Car: recommended

Just minutes from Tavernier Creek for ocean access,or head west to fish and explore Everglades National Park, Our local bay , just beyond our canal is perfect for all the Kids water sports, Then we have Founders Park, just down the road in Plantation Key, with Olympic size pools, Beaches, Basketball, and a Pet Park. Annies Beach is about 15 miles south, which has a planked board walk, for a very nice scenic walk thru the mangroves, also available are 5-6 free pavilions to set up for the day at the beach, and Dogs are very welcome !!

John Pennekamp Park, a wonderful snorkel & dive area just up the road. or Theater of the Sea and The New History of Diving Museum just south of us.

The shopping Plaza just 3 minutes from house, movies, groceries, liquor store, eateries, and more!

Lots of great restaurants and near by attraction , for a fun filled Vacation


Rates & Availability

Sunshine Estates House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Aug 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
29 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2017 - Jul 31 2018
29 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
29 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $175
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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