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Sanctuary in Paradise Featured on H G T V

Tavernier, FL, USA
  • House3100 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

Sanctuary in paradise.

Unique property featuring:

~1BR 1BA main house

~2BR 2BA downstairs apt.

~1BR 1BA cottage

~3 Full Kitchens

Wheather you are planning your very first visit to the Florida Keys or are a returning guest, we'd like to welcome you to our paradise. Islamorada, meaning purple isle, has more fishing vessels per square mile than any other vacation destination in the world and is known as the sport fishing capital of the world.


Andy Cancela

Member Since 2001
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 22, 2018
About Andy Cancela

God-loving, family oriented, and likes to keep things simple.

Andy Cancela purchased this House in 2008

Why Andy Cancela chose Tavernier

We think Plantation Key is the jewel of the Florida Keys. Islamorada is the coined the 'fishing capital of the world'. Andy has completely remodeled the property inside and out planting over 600 trees and shrubs to create a lush private paradise.

What makes this House unique

It offers an abundance of open space and privacy. There are breath-taking sunrises and an ever-changing lure of the ocean view. This unique property is somewhat of a compound. We have the main house which is comprised of a 1BR 1BA master suite and a 2BR 2BA downstairs apartment. Privately located adjacent to the main house is a unique Red Cross cottage built in the 1930's.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 4
        1 king


        • 4 Bathrooms

            Location Type

              • Ocean View
                ~Atlantic Ocean ~Sunrise
              • Oceanfront
                ~private dock ~private boat ramp ~private beach


                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Tourist Attractions


                      • Guests provide their own meals


                          • Linens Provided
                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Heating
                          • Internet
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Living Room
                          • Parking
                          • Telephone
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Washing Machine


                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Ice Maker
                              • Kitchen
                                3 FULL KITCHENS We love our kitchen and love to cook. Willing to provide any additional kitchen accesories upon request prior to arrival :-)
                              • Microwave
                              • Oven
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Stove
                              • Toaster


                                  • Dining
                                    3 SEPERATE DINING AREAS
                                  • Dining Area
                                  • comfy seating for 6 people


                                      • Books
                                      • DVD Player
                                      • Satellite / Cable
                                      • Television
                                      • Video Library


                                          • Balcony
                                          • Deck / Patio
                                          • Kayak / Canoe
                                            KayaK & Canoe
                                          • Lawn / Garden
                                          • Outdoor Grill


                                              • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                              • limited accessibility

                                                Pool / Spa

                                                  • Hot Tub


                                                      • Please enjoy use of our kayak and canoe. What's ours is yours. There are two hammocks and plenty of searing areas. This unique property has a 1BR 1BA master suite with a 2BR 2BA downstairs apartment. It also has a separate private 1BR 1BA Red Cross house adjacent to the main house.

                                                        32 Reviews


                                                        Latest reviews

                                                        Glorious week in the Florida keys

                                                        debbie L.

                                                        We want to thank the owner who is absolutely wonderful and always available at any time.

                                                        The house was great accommodating two families with four children. There are basically

                                                        three separate living spaces with kitchens. The view was magnificent with a lot of space

                                                        for all and plenty of playing space for the kids. We had a few cold days so we made a

                                                        fire pit on the beach and roasted marshmallows. The home is also located near many

                                                        great restaurants and activities.

                                                        Family & Friends Reunion:)

                                                        Joy M.

                                                        We had a group of 10 including family and friends - adults and teenagers - who loved this property! We were able to have personal space as well as group space to enjoy together. All areas were clean and met our needs. The view is spectacular, especially sunrises! The kids loved lounging on the hammocks and just sitting on the dock watching the Milky Way late at night - OH MY! We enjoyed all our old favorite restaurants and boating activities. Andy was easy to communicate with on contract questions and advice to enjoy our stay. We highly recommend Sanctuary In Paradise and hope to stay again in the future!

                                                        Beautiful property

                                                        Mary J.

                                                        My family and I spent a wonderful week on this property. There was plenty of room for us and my daughter, her husband and our grand daughter. All three units were clean and ready for us upon our arrival. The owners were easy to reach, and we were given local manager info when we needed anything. The dock accommodated our small boat so we were able to go and fish and snorkel at our leisure. The beach front allowed for us to wander into the ocean for a refreshing swim. All in all, it was a lovely stay.

                                                        Well kept vacation home!

                                                        Terry W.

                                                        We enjoyed our first-ever Keys vacation in Islamorada. We enjoyed fishing from dock and caught two snapper dinners (try squid as bait with split shot weight) that we pan seared on the outdoor grill. We love to cook and eat and the cooking amenities, utensils, and proximity to the Winn -Dixie grocery all worked well for us. Plenty of room, clean, private compound feel, great AC, working ice makers x 2. We enjoyed the terrific affordable pool at Founders park(1.5 miles), local eateries, Treasure isle Sea life center, and local fishing charters. Laundry worked well too. A great getaway. Andy very responsive and kind. :) You can tell he loves his home and sharing it with others.

                                                        Ideal Keys Vacation!

                                                        Holly E.

                                                        Sanctuary in Paradise was indeed paradise! The property was perfect for our family visit, with an upscale 1 bedroom upstairs for my parents, a comfortable 2 bedroom downstairs for husband, children and myself and a separate cottage for my brother. We had plenty of space when we needed it, but the upstairs unit was perfect for us to have meals together and watch movies.

                                                        The property and beach were amazing! Close to restaurants and shopping, but completely private. A++

                                                        True Paradise

                                                        Alyson H.

                                                        Owners were extremely kind and accommodating.

                                                        location was perfect and the view was breathtaking!

                                                        Kids had a great time playing in the large yard while parents kicked back on the porch. The separate living quarters and kitchens made it great for a multi-family stay.

                                                        We will be back!


                                                        Tavernier, FL, USA

                                                        The Keys is home to every water sport imaginable. There are activities for adults and children alike. There is the Theatre of the Sea which is a marine life zoo offering swimming with dolphins. Islamorada has once been coined the fishing capital of the world offering fishing of every kind. Another big attraction is the John Pennekamp State Park which offers some of the best snorkeling/diving with the famous underwater Jesus statue. There are also several other area attractions that can be found to suit your needs. We have a list of our favorite things to do and places to eat located in the handbook upon arrival.


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                                                        Rentals only available Sat. thru Sat.

                                                        32 Reviews
                                                        Wonderful 4.9/5
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