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Beautiful Venetian Shores neighborhood WATERFRONT 4 bedroom Home

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,310 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 28 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Two Story Home With Water Views and a huge screen porch

This charming home sits on a large tropical lot (100' dock) with a great tiki and a large hot tub for late afternoon relaxation. Venetian Shores is a beautiful, quiet neighborhood perfect for strolling, jogging and bicycling. There is covered parking for one vehicle and a long driveway, and space to store a boat trailer off of the driveway. The house is located midway on the canal off of beautiful Snake Creek and within just a few short minutes of the Atlantic and Gulf bay. There are lots of fishing opportunities right off the dock also! The constant flow of water brings cool water and lots of sea life, even an occasional manatee. In one direction from Snake Creek is the Gulf and Everglades National Park, and the other is the Atlantic, both a very short boat ride from the canal.

This house boasts a huge upstairs screened porch facing east, perfect for outside shaded dining and entertaining. Upstairs, there are two bedrooms, one with its own bath and queen bed, the other furnished with a king bed. There is a larger bath in the hall adjacent to the bedroom. A stacked, washer/dryer is located upstairs as well. The large eat-in kitchen is fully equipped and has additional bar seating. The living room, with a pull-out sofa, offers lots of seating with views of the water through the large screened porch. Ideal for entertaining, there are two sets of tables and chairs, a bbq grill and a beautiful view from the porch.

The downstairs living area houses two bedrooms, a living room with a pull-out sofa, a kitchenette (microwave, refrigerator and sink) and another full bath. One bedroom is furnished with a queen bed and the other has a twin and a queen. There is another covered patio off the living room downstairs.

The 100' wide deep water dock has shore power hook-ups for large boats and there is a fish cleaning stand. There are lots of loungers and chairs downstairs for easy relaxing, and a hammock is nestled between the palms for a water view. Since swimming in the canal is a favorite activity, there is a ladder off the dock for easy access. There is also a portable outdoor shower.

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Rusty Taylor
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 4, 2018

About Rusty Taylor

Our family has shared the most wonderful and treasured memories on our vacations spent at our house in Islamorada. Now that our three children are grown, we are looking forward to making new memories with them and our grandchildren. This tropical paradise is the perfect place for families and friends to come together for a relaxing and comfortable vacation.

Rusty Taylor purchased this house in 1997

Why Rusty Taylor chose Venetian Shores

My husband is a Florida native and spent many childhood vacations in the Florida Keys. I moved from Louisiana 35 years ago and had never been to the Keys. On our first trip together visiting Islamorada I was hooked, and hoped that one day we would be able to have a house here! With the bay and the Everglades National Park located on one side and the Atlantic on the other, this house is situated in the ideal spot. Located midway down the canal, the water is always moving and bringing with it lots of fish, cool water, and the occasional manatee. Fishing off the dock and swimming in the canal has always been a favorite for our guests and family. There is no greater joy than spending time with your children and watching them see things for the first time. Whether it was feeding the tarpon at Robbie's fish camp, learning to scuba dive, snorkeling at the beautiful crystal waters at Alligator Lighthouse, or island hunting for abandoned buoys to hang on our house, there was always some new adventure awaiting! We'd love to share our home with you and hope that you enjoy the Keys as much as we do!

What makes this house unique

This is a beautiful, quiet neighborhood perfect for walking and bicycyling. After a day out boating, fishing, diving and snorkeling, or swimming, our tiki hut with its hot tub has been a welcome place for winding down. The late afternoon view is beautiful and can also be enjoyed from the hammock nestled in the palms by the water. Since this house has an eastern exposure, the huge upstairs screened porch is shaded and is perfect for afternoon entertaining or dining al fresco. Just a mile down the road is Founders Park which offers an Olympic-sized pool, a shallow water beach, water sports rentals, and lots of other amenities. Less than two miles from this house is the Theater of the Sea Marine Mammal Park which our children, nieces, and nephews have always enjoyed. The wonderful feature about Islamorada is that it is less populated and commercialized than some of the other Keys. These islands have so much natural beauty to offer and the coral reefs are easy to get to by boat. Key West is less than two hours away, which isn't far for a day trip. It's always so nice to come back to Islamorada for a slower pace. It truly is a tropical paradise!


Venetian Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2310 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • All bathrooms are newly renovated with new fixtures and linen closets.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Dresser, chest of drawers, and closet
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Large dresser and long closet
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Chest of drawers and closet
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Chest of drawers and dresser, wall closet
  • All bedrooms are furnished with ceiling fans. Two upstairs rooms are carpeted, downstairs are tiled.
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There is a boat lift for a boat up to 21 feet in length.


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Venetian Shores neighborhood WATERFRONT 4 bedroom Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews


  • 5 of 5

As new empty nesters, we were excited to get away to the warmth of Florida. The house is in a wonderful neighborhood with plenty of biking and walking. The house has four nice size bedrooms with great beds. There is plenty of living space. The best spot is the screened patio; perfect for meals! The hot tub was a warm welcome at the end of a day of fishing or snorkeling. The bulkhead is a great size with ladders to access the canal or your kayak. Wonderful! Can't wait to return next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jody! We're so happy you enjoyed your stay and are looking forward to having you back next year! Kathy Taylor
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Islamorada Fun and Sun

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd year staying at this home. Plenty of room inside and out. We take boats, jet skis, paddleboards etc. The house has room for as many friends and family as you want to take. Venetian Shores is a great area for all activities, great ocean access via snake creek, quiet neighborhood. We will be going back soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: John, We’re so happy you enjoyed your time at our house during your stay in Islamorada, and appreciate the opportunity to have you as our guest again!
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Will return.

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Victor! Glad you had a great time!
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The perfect vacation home

  • 5 of 5

Vacations in Islamorada are a favorite in our family, and we stay at this wonderful home year after year because it is just perfect! There is plenty of room for our large family, very comfortable "home" feeling (even with small children) with all the amenities, large screened in porch upstairs, always clean, and impeccably maintained. This home is in a great location with easy boat access to oceanside or bayside and is close to shops and dining. We spend lots of time swimming in the canal and love to relax in the hot tub under the tiki after a day out on the water. This is a wonderful home that we can't say enough good things about!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kacy, Thank you for your review and are happy you have been so pleased with our home. We look forward to having you back again this summer! Fondly, Kathy Taylor
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Great house in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this house for 28 days. If you are a boater this is the perfect location. Right off snake creek and a 5 minute idle into the ocean. Hot tub a Tiki hut---awesome

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing, John. We also love afternoons under the tiki!
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You won't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

We booked this home for our annual "Keys get away" and was impressed beyond expectations. The floor plan accommodated our large family with plenty of room for our extended stay. From the large downstairs suite to the upstairs main house this home will not disappoint.

The furnishings were very current, everything was clean and well maintained and the owners were professional and very accommodating.

The location is in the heart of Islamorada with easy access to many great restaurants, shops and attractions. The waterway behind the house became our favorite daily ritual. We swam right off the dock, snorkeled and floated the afternoons away ending each evening soaking in the views in the hot tub under the authentic Chickee thatch Tiki hut built by a Seminole Indians! By the end of our trip we really felt like locals.

We are already planning our next "Keys Vacation” and will be booking this amazing home again!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you had such a wonderful stay and look forward to having you back again this summer! Thanks, Kathy
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Nearest Airport
130 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Smuggler's Cove
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Island Grill
Car: recommended

Theatre of the Sea, Founders Recreation Park, Charter fishing boat fleets, glass bottom boats at John Pennekamp State park, Robbie's fish camp tarpon feeding


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Damage Deposit $750

Cancellation policy 60 days prior to reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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