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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- Response time:
- within two days
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 14, 2018
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Old Florida Charm
Never felt that comfortable and cozy in any hotel!
This home has the vibes of good old Florida and life in the Keys with dark hardwood floors and original ceilings while having all the modern comforts.
I would have been happy to find the house stocked with basic items like toilet paper, paper towels, kitchen utensils and salt/pepper, but this house was stocked well beyond that! There was literally EVERYTHING! From the six-pack of Islamorada beer in the fridge with a "welcome" note on it to all the different sun screens, soaps, detergents, plenty of towels, spices, coffee, grilling utensils, books....I just couldn't get over it, and everything was so organized and labeled, I never had a problem to find anything.
There's plenty of wildlife. We saw the manatees so often we started to recognize them. There's the osprey who ate his fish while sitting on a branch above me, and many iguanas running around and sitting in trees.
There's always a comfortable breeze at the dock and I spent lots of time just relaxing and reading out there. Our dog enjoyed the low windows in the dining room which enabled him to keep an eye on us outside as well as watching the wildlife.
The Lorelei waterfront bar and restaurant is just steps away, and even the Morada Bay Cafe and Pierre's Restaurant are still in walking distance.
We went out boating with Jackie's husband Tim twice, once for a half day fishing, and once for snorkeling. We had a blast! Tim really knows the area and didn't only help us fish, but also showed my husband a wreck on the bay side where they saw a nurse shark and caught lobsters. We loved his boat and just enjoyed being out on the water without having to travel in a crowd.
Thank you Jackie and Tim for your hospitality and for sharing your part of the Florida Keys with us. We would love to come back!
Steffanie And Tim
Thank you Steffanie and Tim for being awesome guests. We enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. Thank you so much for this wonderful and well written review of our property! Love it ! Take care.
Wonderful week in paradise
I cant choose! The views, the wildlife, the house, the Keys themselves. All were amazing!
When we arrived we were greeted by numerous iguanas and an amazing view of the canal and bay. Jackie, the owner, had ice cold local beer waiting for us in the frig (we had a 12 hr drive.) We spent the week exploring by kayak, by boat and by car. Jackie had everything: restaurants, shopping, outfitters, guides, etc available for us to choose from. The house, built in the 40's, was great. I loved the exposed ceiling beams, the original floors and windows. It was comfortable and had more than we needed. (We never turned the TV on!) All in all it was a fabulous time spent with my husband.
Thank you so much for being awesome guests. We hope you visit again soon. Thank you and take care :)
Absolutely loved this place!!!
A beautiful house and the scenery was out of this world!! I will be back!!
Perfect!....Just perfect! A little piece of paradise!
We have just spent an amazing August in this wonderful paradise. Having stayed here before we couldn't wait to return and found the property is even better due to further upgrades. Jackie is a superb host and could not have been more welcoming and attentive in making our stay the best it could be - Thankyou Jackie! It means so much!
Believe all the comments posted on this review site - it really is that great!. The house is so well positioned on the bayside, well stocked, very clean and perfect for anyone wanting a traditional Keys break. We really look forward to returning at the first opportunity!
Thank you so much Paul for taking the time to write review. Hope you guys stay with us again next time you visit the Keys you are wonderful guests!
Take care :)
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 :)
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 & Availability
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 :)