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Boat, Dive, Snorkel, Kayak, Paddle Board from This Beautiful Canal-Front Home!

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Home is located on a beautiful swimming canal


Last updated: 05/18/2016
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  • Minimum stay:28 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 Bedroom/2 Bath Home On Clear Swimming Canal With Direct Ocean & Bay Access

Beautiful home on pilings overlooking a clear swimming canal with direct ocean access and easy bay access via Tavernier Creek. This is our primary residence that we rent out during the summer months while we travel with our children. We rent out the main house which is upstairs. It is a 3 bedroom/2 bath. There is an apartment underneath the house that we plan to keep for ourselves as a place to come back to briefly between trips. We would consider renting both upstairs and downstairs if interested.

The upstairs has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The master bedroom has an organic queen-size bed, it's own bathroom with separate tub, shower and vanity. The second and third bedrooms have twin beds with pull-out trundles under each bed. The hall bath is spacious with a shower/bathtub combo. The laundry is also located in the hallway bathroom and features a front-loading washer & dryer. The living & kitchen areas are open with vaulted ceilings. There is a pull-out sofa sleeper to sleep two more people if needed. Extra bed linens are found in the storage coffee table. All of the living room furniture is slip-covered for easy washing. The kitchen is modern with granite countertops. It is fully stocked with dishes and cookware. There is a breakfast bar that seats four. There is also a dining table on the screened in porch that seats eight overlooking the canal.

This home is located on a beautiful, clear deep-water canal. It has lots of tropical fish, lobster and occasionally a manatee or two! Guests may bring their boat and leave dockside during their stay. There is room for a 25 foot boat. There is also room in the driveway (fenced) to park your vehicle and trailer. There is additional parking street-side. There is an outdoor shower, sink, fish-cleaning station and dining table dockside that also seats eight guests. Guests have use of two kayaks (red & green), a red paddleboard, a metal canoe, rock-climbing wall, hammock, Charcoal BBQ grill, and floats.

There are tons of great restaurants with amazing water views nearby. You will also be walking distance to fishing and diving charters, jet ski rentals, boats, paddle boards and kayaks.

We are located about an hour 15 minutes from Miami International Airport and about 2 hours from Key West, right off of Overseas Hwy, one of the most beautiful drives in the United States.
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Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 05/18/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1250 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be at least 25 years old to rent this home...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Home is located directly on a deep water canal, so children must be supervised at all times. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Absolutely NO SMOKING inside the apartment. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Twin bed with pull-out trundle bed- sleeps 2...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Twin bed with pull-out trundle bed- sleeps 2...moreless

  • Master : 1 queen

    Queen bed- sleeps 2, Flat screen tv in wall unit...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master Bath: toilet, tub, shower

    Tub, shower, toilet are separate from vanity by pocket door...moreless

  • Hall Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Spacious and houses the front-loading washer/dryer...moreless

Other Amenities

  • This home is our primary residence, there is a little apartment underneath the house. We plan to travel most of the summer, however, we may be back periodically between our trips to stay in the apartment. If you are interested in renting the entire property, please ask. We are extremely laid back so feel free to enjoy the property as your own. My husband builds wooden boats for his hobby, so please enjoy looking at them. His workshop is under our carport. If we are back between trips, you may see him working on his boats. Please keep small children away from the tools & building materials. Thank you! ...moreless


  • Satellite / Cable:

    Comcast basic cable (really just the local channels and a few others) We also have Netflix and Hulu Plus...moreless

  • Television:

    55 inch plasma tv ...moreless

  • Toys:

    We have plenty of girl toys. Feel free to play with any of them. At the bottom of the pink bedroom, there is a black trunk with games....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Luaus
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean:

    You can see the ocean from our house :)...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Only 5 houses from the ocean front...moreless

  • Water View:

    Located on a beautiful, clear swimming canal with 80 feet of waterfront. Can look right down the canal with a view of the ocean....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Located directly on a beautiful, clear swimming canal that leads directly to the ocean. Property is on 80 feet of waterfront canal....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Breakfast bar that seats 4 Dining table on screened-in porch that seats 8 Another dining table dockside that also seats 8...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central A/C...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Free wi-fi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bed linens, towels & table linens provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Furniture is white! But please don't worry too much, it is all slipcovered, so can be washed & bleached. :)...moreless

  • Parking:

    Driveway & street parking...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Front-loading Uses only HE detergent...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Modern kitchen with granite countertops Fully stocked with dishes, pots & pans Full-size refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, double sink, garbage disposal, toaster, coffee maker....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    You are welcome to use anything in the kitchen!...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Screened in...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Two adult bikes & two children- not the greatest, but you are welcome to use them!...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Covered patio...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 kayaks (green & red) 1 red paddle board 1 metal canoe * Please do not use any of the wooden boats or wooden paddle board. My husband has a workshop and builds these. Look but don't touch. :)...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Feel free to explore the property! Lots of beautiful tropical flowers and coconut trees! You are welcome to use the patio furniture, beach chairs & the rock climbing wall!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal BBQ grill...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Pool floats There are several boats on the property, however, they ARE NOT for guest use, sorry!...moreless

Building Type

  • House


Write a review 4.9
from 10 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
28 night min stay
$250 $300
Fri, Sat
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning $125
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 05/18/2016
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73 Miles
Nearest Airport
Miami International
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Old Tavernier
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Cheeca Lodge
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Overseas Hwy.
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Old Tavernier Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Founders Park Beach

Theater of the Sea Marine Park

History of Diving Museum

Dive Centers

Paddle! (paddleboard & kayak rentals)

Founders Park Recreation Center & Beach

Kona Kai Botanical Gardens

Robbie's Marina, Restaurant, Gift Shops

Wild Bird Sanctuary

Anne's Beach

Morada Bay Cafe'

Lazy Days Restaurant

Marker 88 Restaurant

Made to Order (best breakfast)

Chad's Deli

Casa Mar Village (shops, restaurants, seafood market, etc.)


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: My husband and I moved to Islamorada three years ago after he finished 18 years with the Navy. He is now an airline pilot. I am primarily a stay-at-home mom (we have two daughters), however, I have 11 years of experience in property management. I teach yoga on the beach and I love photography. This home is our full-time residence, the house is on pilings with a studio apartment underneath. We rent out the upstairs while our kids are on breaks from school. During the summer months, we plan to travel a lot with our children, so we will keep the apartment for ourselves as a place to stay between our trips. So you may or may not see us around! We would consider renting the entire property, just ask! :)

Why the Owner Chose Tavernier, Florida, United States of America:
The perfect location!!! We are located right at Tavernier Creek with instant ocean access and super fast bay access via Tavernier Creek. We love being on the water! There is an amazing breakfast & lunch place, Made to Order, that we love to canoe & kayak to. There are also lots of mangrove trails to explore by water. There are tons of exceptional restaurants just a short drive away with absolutely breathtaking views! The beautiful reefs of the Florida Keys are just 3 miles away! Snorkel, dive & fishing charters are nearby.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Dock space available to keep your boat (up to 25 feet) right at the house. Available for guest use: Canoe, 2 Kayaks, Paddleboard, Rock Climbing Wall, Hammock, Fire Pit, BBQ Grill, Beach Chairs & Floats. There is also places within walking distance to rent jet skis, paddle boards & kayaks. There is also a dive center and deep sea fishing charters nearby.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 05/18/2016

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  • Home is located on a beautiful swimming canal

    Home is located on a beautiful swimming canal

  • Rock climbing wall on property

    Rock climbing wall on property

  • View down the canal with a straight shot to the ocean and Tavernier Creek & bay.

    View down the canal with a straight shot to the ocean and Tavernier Creek & bay.

  • Fire pit and chairs available for guest use.

    Fire pit and chairs available for guest use.

  • Located just 3 miles from some of the most beautiful reefs in the world!

    Located just 3 miles from some of the most beautiful reefs in the world!

  • Dockside dining

    Dockside dining

  • Canoe available for guest use.

    Canoe available for guest use.

  • Manatees are occasional visitors to the canal

    Manatees are occasional visitors to the canal

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Saturday, January 14, 2017

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