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Bayside: 1st Floor Apartment in Native Hammock on Florida Bay

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Bayside is a first floor apartment overlooking the water. Bayside is located on a small resort property nestled in a native hammock on Florida Bay. An easy 90 minute drive from Miami International Airport, this property is located in the heart of Islamorada, directly on Florida Bay. Bayside is fully air conditioned and there are ceiling fans throughout. The kitchen is modern and equipped with all the necessary appliances. The property is a nature lovers dream with resident fish, lobster, an octopus and an occasional manatee in the marina, iguanas that sun themselves by the boat basin and pelicans, egrets and osprey that fly in for periodic visits. Our boat basin can accommodate boats up to 26 feet in length and dockage is included in the rental.

The property is private and secluded, away from traffic and noise, yet is convenient to many of the best restaurants and attractions in the Keys. A variety of shopping is nearby. Sunsets over the water of Florida Bay are breathtaking. Well behaved pets are welcome, please inquire.

Bayside has a master bedroom with a king size bed and it's own bathroom. There is a second bath. There is a new queen size Murphy bed in the living room. The living room and dining area are bright and sunny. The kitchen is fully equipped with oven, range and microwave, dishwasher, icemaker, coffee pot, blender, dishes and pots and pans. A barbecue is provided to grill your fresh catch. The entertainment center has a TV with cable services, a DVD player, and stereo should it rain one afternoon. A clothes washer and dryer are provided. The marina has electric service and water, and has automatic lights at night.

A boat ramp is available for boats up to 17-18 feet. Trailer parking is available. Included in the rental is admission to the Islamorada Founders Park, just a short drive north to Plantation Key where you will find an olympic size pool, tennis, ball fields, and other amenities.

You're minutes away from the best back country (bonefish, tarpon, permit, snook, redfish), blue water (sailfish, dolphin, wahoo, cobia) and reef fishing (grouper, snapper, yellowtail) in the entire Florida Keys. Fishing off of our jetty in the evening is a lot of fun for the kids. Magnificent snorkeling and scuba diving sites abound in the local area. A wide range of boating activities are available year round since our area of the bay is well protected. Sea Kayaking and canoeing along our shoreline is popular. Of course water skiing and knee-boarding are a hit with the kids. Local shopping for clothing, souvenirs, and fishing and boating needs is plentiful. Grocery stores are convenient.

There are several local attractions if you need a day out of the sun and there are several . Key West is a day-trip away.

Bayside is an unique place, and the people who visit, both owners and guests, feel very special about the property. The privacy is wonderful, the accommodations are new and clean, the property peaceful, and the access to the fishing is the best in the Keys, indisputably. We hope you will also find it as special as have we, and will add your name to the growing list who return to enjoy the most gorgeous sunsets and the best fishing and diving in the world.

Bayside generally rents for 1 week intervals, from Saturday to Saturday. If Bayside is what you are looking for, please contact us and to reserve the dates. The reservation will be confirmed upon receiving a check for $500.00. The balance of the rental costs including tax (12.5%) are due 8 weeks before arrival.

More Details

Lloyd Wruble
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

About Lloyd Wruble

WE are Linda and Al Canal. We have lived in Florida for 30 years having moved from New Jersey. We are both retired and love the Florida Keys. My husband Al recently sold his aircraft engine rebuilding business and I have retired as a manager for a Maxillofacial Surgery practice. We are co-owners with Lloyd and Rae Wruble whose information can be found with our other property, the Keys Kottage, on the same property.

Lloyd Wruble purchased this condo in 2015

Why Lloyd Wruble chose Islamorada

We purchased this beautiful property from a friend who has moved out of town. The property is beautiful and since we are retired it will give us pleasure to provide such a beautiful sanctuary for our guests. We hope to provide the same high level of service which Bernie has provided for over 17 years. All owners are avid outdoorsmen and have a passion for fishing. What greater place than the Florida Keys to spend a vacation?

What makes this condo unique

Bayside, and the property we know as Holiday House, is a unique property unlike anything in the keys. It is small and private, yet the owners and guests who vacation here are warm and friendly. We are centrally located in the heart of Islamorada and convenient to restaurants, grocery stores, tourist attractions, marinas and fuel docks and access to the back country or the patch reefs and offshore fishing. And without a doubt this is the finest location to watch the most gorgeous sunsets over the water,........ and if you're real lucky you just might see the green flash!


Islamorada Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) in master bedroom, Murphy Bed (1) Queen size Murphy bed over looking the marina and Florida Bay, in the living room.
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Spectacular sunsets over water viewed from your Villa. A few miles from a Park with numerous amenities including tennis, swimming, ballparks, basketball courts, and fitness track. Fishing from pier behind Villa.


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Bayside: 1st Floor Apartment in Native Hammock on Florida Bay
average rating of 4.571429 based on 14 reviews
Naples, FL

Clean and very comfortable!!!

  • 5 of 5

Clean and very comfortable!!! Excellent accommodation for small families and anglers.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Max, glad you had a great time and found our villa very comfortable. We look forward seeing you next year.
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Beautiful, hideaway on the water

  • 5 of 5

Perfect spot for our family of 4, plus dog. The villa had everything we needed. The location was great and we had so much fun during our stay. Everyone staying there came out for sunset, which we had a perfect view of. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Karen for your kind review. We put a lot of love in our units and feel fortunate to be able to make them available for weekly rentals.
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Amazing location right on Fl Bay. Pet friendly, boat ramp, marina....what more could you want?

  • 5 of 5

Will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: FThank you David for a 5 star review. We were very pleased to have you as our guest and hopefully we will see you next year. Lloyd
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Great views and great place to keep the boat!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kerri for the great review.
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We've loved it for 5 years and are going back

  • 5 of 5

Small quiet enclave in the heart of Islamorada. A truly unique property. Spacious unit with enclosed patio, fronting the Bay. Well maintained and clean. All the amenities for a carefree vacation. Walking distance to restaurants and shops. Sunsets are to die for. We've loved it for five years and are going back.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everywhere you look is a postcard

  • 5 of 5

Scenic splendor, world class fishing and great fellow residents are the rule

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jim, we are glad you enjoyed our place. Hope to see you again next year.. Florida Keys Villas
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Miami International Airport
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Founders Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Back Country Kayak Outfitters
Nearest Point of Interest
Theatre of the Sea
Nearest Point of Interest
Holiday Isle Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Founders Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Whale Harbor Restaurant and Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
History of Diving Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Lorelei Restaurant and Cabana Bar
Nearest Point of Interest
Worldwide Sportsman Store and Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Islamorada Fish Company
Nearest Point of Interest
Chef Lupe's Lazy Days Restaurant
Car: recommended

Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, spa, wildlife viewing, boating, paddleboarding.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

2nd dog $50 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax

Deposit of $500.00 to guarantee the reservation. Balance is due 8 weeks before arrival. Rental fee includes use of our boat ramp if your boat is around 18 feet, trailer storage for boats up to 26 feet, and dockage in our marina for boats up to 26 feet.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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