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Key West Style Oceanfront Retreat!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 28 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Looking for the Tommy Bahama lifestyle? Come enjoy the best boating in the Keys from your own private deep water dock!

Incredible view of Tavernier Key from this exclusive oceanfront retreat! Imagine....deep-water, ocean access just footsteps from your vacation in PARADISE!

Watch the sunrise from the wrought iron bed without venturing outside. Lounge in the hammock or relax in the expansive private verandah. Two minutes from movies, gym, shopping, restaurants, supermarket and hospital - can it get any better than this?

Interior rooms are tastefully decorated with tropical, neutral tones. The expansive floor plan of the great room makes gatherings super easy as the kitchen is integrated with dining and gathering spaces. Bare foot elegance is the term which comes to mind with this spacious 1 floor, all tile beauty!

Three bedroom, two and a half bath custom designed home is unique to the historic area of Old Tavernier. Each bedroom has direct ocean views & European antiques enhance the decor.

Great room features 2 glass top dining room tables (can fit up to 10) and the adjacent table on the verandah can accommodate up to 8. There is a gas grill available for your use - just BRING YOUR CATCH!

If you are familiar with the upper keys, you will know that we enjoy the finest diving, fishing and snorkeling in ALL of the keys. Popular dive sites inlcude Hens and Chickens, Molassas Reef & Pickles Reef. 2 Kayaks available for your use - ENJOY!

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Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About The Owner

We live and work in sunny South Florida year round. We have 4 lovely children and a crazy dog we call Luna. We like to spend our free time with family and friends. We manage two rental properties now and are always planning the next upgrade here or there. I love all the fascinating people we meet through our rental experience. We'd love to host your stay soon!

The Owner purchased this house in 1998

Why The Owner chose Tavernier

We were first drawn to the keys for the scuba diving and snorkeling. We were so lucky to have found our little piece of paradise and we hope you enjoy it as well. When I'm in the hammock, I feel that there truly is no better place on earth to get away from it all!

What makes this house unique

The upper keys have everything you could ever want for your stay! The best dive sites are here and the fishing is amazing! If you have kids, there is a cinema nearby and lots of nice quiet waters for boating and kayaking. Not far down either - fly into Miami or Ft. Lauderdale and your drive is a very short and scenic one indeed. You can easily make a day trip to Key West to have a chance to see all of the keys during your visit. After a stay with us, you will want to return again and again to experience the true luxury of a private oceanfront home.


Tavernier House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
2 kayaks available (1 2-man kayak, 1 1-man kayak, sit-upon style)


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Key West Style Oceanfront Retreat!
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 30 reviews

Nice oceanfront living

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Paula's and Kevin's lovely oceanfront home in the keys for the last 2 Feburarys. The openness of the main living room gives the home a nice airy feeling. The covered deck extends the outdoor living area. We rarely used the AC, just opened up the French doors to capture the wonderful ocean breezes. The little sandy area adds a nice beach feel. The moonrises over the water were enchanting. I walked the dock almost daily and snorkeled during calm water to see what marine life was lurking about. Easier to see the fish then catch them (maybe need better bait?). It was disappointing that the Cheeca Lodge wouldn't give Paula guest passes this year. We enjoyed going last year. Paula is very reachable and swift to deal with any issues.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Susan, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with others who are looking to come to the Keys! We really appreciate your business and candid comments about the features of our rental. We hope you will have many fond memories of your Island life adventures! See you again soon! - paula
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Pocono Lake PA

Serene and sensational

  • 5 of 5

Although Paula and Kevin did a great job with their pictures, they couldn't compare to what we walked into. Spectacular view of the Atlantic with lots of windows to enjoy the view. We met the neighbors on both sides and they were very nice. The deck was completely private which I loved and my 9 yr. old grandson went directly into the water with his snorkeling gear the moment he arrived. We were very fortunate to have the best weather for our stay. Being Pennsylvanians, we were quite surprised (and delighted) that CVS and Winn Dixie sold beer and wine. Everything was so convenient with fast food, ice cream parlor, Pier I, movie theater, and dollar store just a hop, skip and a jump. My daughters (both adults) said "this was a vacation of a lifetime"

  • Submitted: May 6, 2011
  • Stayed: April 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for pointing out how convenient we are to nearby shopping - everyone LOVES that! See you again, soon!
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Another wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

I have recently returned from my second visit to this home. It was equally as awesome as my first visit. The property is so welcoming, the neighbours were great, the weather was wonderful and the owners are so accommodating. Lots to do and so many things within walking distance. I tried to book for a third year but someone else beat me to it. I am so sorry to not be returning but know that new renters will not be disappointed. It is exactly as advertised. Spectacular! Thanks again Paula and Kevin.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your comments are most appreciated as it will help folks know how close they are to nearby shopping! Thank you again for your stay!
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A most wonderful month in the Keys!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our family vacation month. The house was clean and comfortable and had just about anything you could need (other than food, of course). We hardly left the house and had a great time relaxing, enjoying the weather, and the ocean - which is front and center. Lots and lots of our time was spent out back on the large deck where we worked (unfortunately, yes), had breakfast and grilled out dinners on the built in dining area, and lots of time was spent on the hammock including watching movies under the stars. Being from Minnesota, it was cool to see the wildlife - geckos galore, pelicans, iguanas, and an eagle ray seen right off the dock. The neighborhood is nice and it is a short walk to the hospital, CVS, Winn Dixie grocery, the post office, movie theater, Cuban restaurant, coffee shop, and a small park to name a few. Tavernier is between Key Largo and Islamorada where lots of activities can be found. The guest passes to Cheeca Lodge in Islamorada were much appreciated as swimming in the ocean is a bit difficult at the home with small kids as the entrance to the water is rocky. My boys loved the Cheeca pool and lagoon. Also worth noting, owner Paula was super responsive and helpful. I tried not to bother her much, but did have lots of questions about various things and she was always available with a good answer and assistance. We would absolutely come back. Thanks Paula for the wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Debbie! We can't wait to have you back and thanks for the tips about Cheeca Lodge. Others will surely benefit from your helpful comments!
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Atlanta, Georgia

Oceanfront home with a spectacular view!

  • 5 of 5

This Tarpon Drive home in Tavernier is an amazing find. Oceanfront (really- oceanfront!) with an expansive deck to watch boats, fish, jetskis- comfortably appointed and looking all new. I couldn't believe our good fortune when my husband and I entered this home...vast ceilings with skylights give this home an open feeling. French doors opening on to the expansive deck- you can see the ocean from every room in this house (except for the bathrooms!). Sitting on the deck in the evening with a cocktail, watching boats and checking out the wide variety of fish underneath the home's dock was all we needed. Many restaurants, stores and medical care within walking distance. The owners make themselves very available and were extremely helpful in making recommendations for restaurants and shopping. They provide use of their kayaks, fishing rods, and also have a variety of games, puzzles, movies and music for anyone to use during their stay. I can't wait to book this Tavernier home again!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again Jennifer & Tony! We hope to have you stay sometime again soon! Regards, Paula
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A Slice of Heaven in the Keys!!!

  • 5 of 5

We have spent many months in the Keys over the past 20 years and the Tarpon Dr home in Tavernier is by far our most favorite vacation rental!! The entire home has every amenity you could possibly need & the owners were always available via phone if needed. Each room in this fabulous home had a fantastic view of the ocean!! Our most favorite spot was the breezy "Key West" style porch where watching the yachts, ships and sailboats cruising by became a favorite activity while having our morning coffee & afternoon cocktails! The great room/family room/kitchen provided French doors surrounding the entire room with unlimited ocean views! The pier was the perfect place to dock our 20 foot boat and enjoy the fishing & sea life!! Many thanks Paula and Kevin for sharing your beautiful home with us!!! We will definitely be returning in the near future!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Car: necessary

The Upper Keys are the IDEAL spot for you to enjoy all that the Keys has to offer. The fishing and diving are second to none and numerous amenities await you. From here, you can take a day trip to Key West or explore the Everglades. But WAIT - once you arrive, you may just catch 'Keys Disease' and just opt to chill in the hammock! The choice is yours!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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