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Waterfront Paradise with Free Dockage - Contact us to price your stay!!

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 28 - 29 nights


About the property

Secluded Waterfront Studio with Tiki Hut, dock, King bed, 1 Bath, Sleeps 2

Please contact us for all of our rates for different length of stays! For shorter stays, make you have a minimum of 28 days entered in your contact form! We do not use the rate feature or the calendar feature on this listing. Contact us for our available dates.


I reply to EVERY inquiry. If you do not receive a prompt reply, please contact me again, and if you are having problems contacting us, please make sure that you put 28 days or more in the date range!


Dive right into paradise while staying at Casa Rio. With a beautiful view from a raised master studio in the Florida Keys you can quickly relax and transform into 'island time.' This exclusive bayside home is situated in a secluded half acre location in Islamorada with quick access to the Florida Bay and Atlantic Ocean. Your master suite has its own private entrance and convenient on-site parking. Relax in the chikki hut while soaking in the beauty of the wide, private canal. Catch a glimpse of the elusive manatee grazing on the sea-grass as it swims by the dock.

Conveniently located near Channel 2 and 5 bridges, you are within a quick 5 minute boat ride to the Atlantic Ocean. Go snorkeling or scuba diving in the amazingly clear waters of the Florida Keys at local reefs such as Alligator Lighthouse. Follow sea turtles and chase fish as you enjoy the lush reef life that make the Florida Keys so famous. Being in the 'Sportfishing Capital of the World' allows you access to many world renown fishing guides for excursions tailored to your linking in blue water and/or backcountry waters.

The suite is fully furnished with a king sized bed, walk-in closet, shower and beach towels, 10 cu. ft. fridge, microwave, coffee maker, blender, toaster oven, induction burner slow cooker, flatware, dishware, and glassware. Also included is a 40” Smart TV, and free wifi. Enjoy your own patio with a gas BBQ just for your personal use. Your suite has central air and heat with your own controls. There is also a full bath with a separate shower and vanity area for your privacy.

A two person kayak, 2 bicycles, 2 beach chairs and 2 fishing poles are available for your pleasure, along with free dockage. Paddle boards available for rent. Bring your boat and keep it in the water while storing you trailer free of charge. Enjoy floating and snorkeling in the warm, crystal clear water of the private lagoon or travel to any of the local beaches just to bask in the sun. Islamorada restaurants are some of the finest in the Keys. You will find an extensive list of these excellent establishments for dining in or taking out preferences.

If you are a restless traveler there are many tourist spots to visit during your stay. See wildlife and learn about the history of the area on a local eco tour. Visit Theater of the Sea or the Marathon Turtle Hospital. Enjoy fabulous sunsets from many of the local restaurants while sipping on the beverage of your choice. Boat rentals, day cruises, night cruises, parasailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing and more are all available close by.

Casa Rio, is conveniently located midway between Miami and Key West. Closest airports are located in Ft. Lauderdale, Miami and Key West and shuttles are available to transport to and from.

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Chris Zeher
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Chris Zeher

I have owned this property for 16 years.

Chris Zeher purchased this studio in 2002

Why Chris Zeher chose Islamorada

This hidden jewel is close enough to Islamorada activities and far enough away for quiet times and privacy.

What makes this studio unique

You will be the only guests on the property during your stay unlike the local resorts.


Islamorada Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , outdoor shower
  • A full bath with a separate shower and vanity area for your privacy.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • The apartment is fully furnished with a king sized bed, walk-in closet, shower and beach towels, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, blender, toaster, slow cooker, hot plate and gas grill. Also included is a 40” Smart TV, and free wifi.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Waterfront Paradise with Free Dockage - Contact us to price your stay!!
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Outstanding tropical vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This unit was in a quiet neighborhood off of US-1 and really made us feel like we were at home with clean accommodations, large shower, king size bed and full size fridge.

The walk in closet provided plenty of storage. Chris provided beach chairs, beach blanket, bikes and a kayak.

It was so wonderful to sit in the Tiki Hut, to enjoy the shade and tropical breezes, after a full day of beautiful, clear, colorful water.

We woke up each morning to see our boat at the dock ready and waiting to head out for more adventures.

There is a large driveway for boat trailer storage and truck parking.

Fishing was great with fish cleaning station on dock for eating catch of the day. The dock also provided access to a water hose to wash down boat.

Snorkeling was wonderful with a number of good reefs for snorkeling near house.

Manatee and a variety of small fish could be seen from the dock.

Chris was very welcoming and informative of the areas amenities.

Definitely a return visit in our future!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just a wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We really had a good stay here. The apartment was well equipped with everything you could possibly need. The layout is a little strange (the fridge is in the closet and the kitchen shares space with one of the showers) but we got use to it! The place was spotless, the bed comfy and the tiki hut just peace and beauty. My husband used the bikes to explore. We didn't do serious dinner cooking, but we could have if we wanted. There isn't a stove, but toaster oven,microwave, crock pot and hot plate covers it. All the kitchen equipment looked new. Restaurants were an easy drive. Chris was a great hostess... there when you had questions and otherwise never intruding. We liked Islamorada as a place to stay in the Keys...quieter than Marathon or Key West yet close to everything.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a pleasant stay.

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I spent nearly three weeks at Casa Rio. Overall we had an enjoyable stay. The owner does a very good job of responding to any issues (which were few) and the apartment was spotless when we arrived. The apartment was well furnished and comfortable, although we would have appreciated a stove top to go along with the other kitchen appliances. There is a gas grill outside.

Casa Rio’s location is very good, sited in a quiet, residential area, with water frontage (two docks). We found ourselves enjoying the Tiki hut quite often. Wildlife is abundant. There is a two-person kayak and two bicycles that allow some relaxed sightseeing from the water or looking at other residential enclaves.

Our primary draw was Islamorada itself. The salt water fishing is as good as its reputation - which is world class. There are some decent snorkeling sites, even better when you do via Jet Ski out of Robbie’s Marina nearby. There are a lot of restaurants within 10 miles, many of which will cook the fish you caught, including a nearby Cuban restaurant (Habanos) that we recommend. is located in Lower Matecumbe, which is mostly residential. You will need a car to get to places of interest. The landlady can help you with recommendations. An added bonus is that Key West is only a two hour drive, permitting a day trip. We also recommend a trip to the Sea Turtle Hospital and Crane Point, located on Marathon Key.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Casa Rio! The suite was very nice, clean and had everything we needed. Chris was a very amicable hostess.

We did a lot of biking and walking and relaxing by the lagoon. Nice spot to just sit back and enjoy life!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect quiet getaway

  • 5 of 5

A truly enjoyable experience. Great view, nice and quiet. Everything you need for an enjoyable vacation.

Thanks :)

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
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Key's getaway

  • 5 of 5

Chris thank you very much for everything! We had a WONDERFUL week at the beautiful Casa Rio Islamorada!! Sunrises there are BREATH TAKING! Accommodations were more than we could ask for! We can not wait to return! Celebrating Jon's 30th B Day there was PERFECT.... and getting engaged while staying there was "icing" (literally) on the Cake!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and I look forward to having you return.
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Indian Key Historic State Park
Theater of the Sea
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Miami Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Florida Boy
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Florida Keys Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Overseas Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Anne's Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90
Damage Insurance $59

Rates will be higher for holiday weeks, mini lobster season and first week of lobster season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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