Enjoy the peace and privacy of the large, natural waters edge property with the convenience of being minutes away from some of the best dining and outdoor activities in the Florida Keys. Relax in our 1940's 'Old Florida' Keys style cottage, recently updated, while still maintaining its original old Keys look and feel ~ Private large property yet within walking distance to world famous Lorelei Cabana for sunset cocktails ~ or just hang out and enjoy the Keys life at the cottage. Modern amenities combined with native Keys style charm. Original open beam ceilings and hard wood floors. New flat screen tv and wireless internet. Central air and all new appliances. Brand new King size bed in bedroom. There is one bath with original 1940s tile and large laundry area with new full size washer and dryer. We want you to enjoy your experience in the beautiful Florida Keys !! We are lifetime residents and our children born and raised here as well. We hope you come to visit our beautiful island chain! You will have a wonderful time. This property is located conveniently within walking distance or at most a less than half a mile to most Islamorada restaurants and resorts facilities. Kayak rentals and paddleboard rentals can be arranged by contacting us in advance. Fishing charters are available and can be combined with rental for a discount. For more information please contact through email on this site. :) Great area for kayaking and paddle boarding. Launch right from waters edge of property. Thanks for liking our property :) Please contact me prior to booking with any questions as I always want to make sure that the cottage is a good fit for prospective renters. Thanks :) The house does have a second bedroom with twin beds in addition to the master bedroom with king bed. We as a rule only rent to two people even though the house easily sleeps 4. No children please as the property is not fenced along the extensive water frontage and is not suitable.
- Cottage1100 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay7 nights
Waterfront Cottage Nature Lovers Kayak Paddleboard
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- Aug 18, 2018
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Believe the other reviews. The property was just as described. The home was clean, comfortable and the location was great. Having my boat right outside the door was a big plus for me. I was fishing the flats in minutes and the seas were calm allowing me to fish outside on the reefs for yellowtail & mangrove snapper. Fishing every day made me too tired to cook (darn) so I ate out every night. I had the best snapper dish at Mad Dog's. I'm already checking my calendar for a return trip. You'll love it too...
Thanks so much Curtiss for your summer time month with us!! We enjoyed your visit and meeting you. We hope you visit again soon ! Summers are great in the Keys for fishing and diving too :) Take care and thanks again.
5 Star - Cottage - Paradise on the Bay
We rate this a 5 star. We stayed a month and loved every minute of it. We enjoyed the peaceful mornings on "the dock by the bay", can you hear the music??? Then being able to kayak to Lorelei at night for the live music was a surprising treat. The bay is our favorite side of the keys. An occasional manatee would swim by, making our viewing of them magical. They are wild wonderful creatures and to be able to see one is so special. They are ambassadors of the sea. Thank you Jackie and Tim for making our stay amazing, magical and wonderful.
Thanks Deb and Dave, you two are 5 star guests!! We loved having you visit and look forward to having you for the month of April next year! Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review! You guys are awesome. Take care :)
Waterfront Cottage Great Rates
We love staying at the cottage due to its peaceful setting of coconut palms, tropical plants, a large oak tree, and plenty of space to spread out. Don’t be surprised to see iguanas, a raccoon, squirrels, and water birds lounging around the property as you sip a drink on the dock and watch for manatees that sometimes visit in the canal.
Rooms are an ample size with a nice walk-in closet off the master bedroom. The king size bed is super comfortable and there’s the convenience of a desk in the master bedroom. As comfy as the inside is, we are drawn more often to the outside area and the rustle of the coconut palms. What a great place to read a book!
If you want the supreme place to relax and enjoy the “Old Florida” lifestyle, instead of a high-rise condo, this is the place for you! The owners go out of their way to make sure you’re comfortable. You hardly need a car, except to pick up groceries since the cottage is a short walk to the Lorelei, a bay-side waterfront restaurant with great seafood, plenty of outdoor seating areas, live music, and a sunset celebration every night. Other restaurants and shopping are within walking distance. With just a call, you can rent a kayak or paddle board and have it delivered. If you rent or bring your own boat, there is a very large dock area to keep it secure.
We’ve rented here multiple times and dream about it before our next chance to stay. We highly recommend it!
Bonnie & Steve
Jan. 3, 2017
Thanks so much Bonnie for the great review. We look forward to your visit each year. Thanks again and Happy 2017 :)
Jackie and Tim
We had a very special and wonderful holiday in the Keys owing to your cottage, its location and comfort, the ambiance, the Lorelei, Islamorada Ale and of course THE FISHING. Catching a Sailfish was definitely a high point not to mention the Tuna, Snappers etc. etc. We will definitely return next year and are counting the days. With all due credit to Jimmy Buffet, this is a place where one can go to live happily ever after, now and then... We would recommend the venue, the cottage and of course the fishing to one and all. Thanks for EVERYTHING. Best Regards, David and Chantal
Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We enjoyed your visit and Tim enjoyed fishing with you both as well. We look forward to you visiting us again. Take care and safe travels.
My husband and I stayed in this home for a month and it really became like home. It was very comfortable and the owner supplied almost everything we needed except our clothes. The home is located on a canal that goes right to the bay and the evening sunsets are stunning from the brand new dock. The area is teaming with wildlife and looking at the fish in the canal was like having your own private aquarium. The location in the heart of Islamorada cannot be beat! We brought our little boat and our two little dogs and had one of the best months in recent years. We also hired Captain Tim (owner) to take us on a full day charter to fish and snorkel. It was marvelous! Tim showed us several different kinds of fishing and had so many different types of bait and lures. It was a learning experience as well as a blast. The boat was very comfortable and the snorkeling at the lighthouse was some of the best we have ever done. The owners are very responsive and very nice people. Highly recommend!
Janet thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We enjoyed your visit and I wish there was a way to rate guests on this site as you guys were awesome! Thanks again and we hope that you visit us again when in our area.
Secluded and private on a canal
Chuck and I had a great vacation. The cottage is clean, well equipped and so comfortable. Also very private. The dock is wonderful for morning coffee and afternoon cocktails. We even had a few afternoons of catching fish but throwing them back. If your lucky you will get to see the manatee swim by. I did no cooking many restaurants close by, Lorellie is only a few feet away. You can see the best sunsets from there. This was the best place we have stayed in 15 years.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of the property. So glad you had a fun month at our place. Hope you visit us again soon. Take care and thanks for being great guests :)
Walking distance to many restaurants, shops etc. Great location. We also provide charter fishing , diving and spearfishing trips as well as wakeboard instruction. Please contact thru site for more info.
RATES ARE BASED ON SEASON. Monthly Rental obligation. Please contact for payment options. MONTHLY RATES ARE HIGHER DURING WINTER MONTHS AND MONTHS THAT HAVE HOLIDAYS. Thank you :)