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Bayside Paradise: Beach, Heated Pool, Spa, Boat Ramp, Dock, and Tennis Court

Bonefish Bay, Islamorada, FL, USA
  • House2700 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay30 nights

Islamorada Bayside Home 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths Including Private Pool And Hot Tub

Islamorada is known as the Sports Fishing Capital of the Florida Keys. Bonefish Bay is located on the calm bayside at Mile Marker 76 on the Historic Overseas Highway, half way between mainland Florida and Key West. The highway follows Henry Flagler’s famous railroad to Key West that was destroyed in the deadly Labor Day hurricane of 1935. Miami International Airport is a 90 minute drive without rush hour traffic. Fort Lauderdale International Airport, which usually has less expensive airfares, is a 2 hour drive without rush hour traffic. From Snapper House a visit to historic Key West is an easy 90 minute drive.

Bonefish Bay is a luxury 5 acre, kid friendly, private gated community of 12 single family homes. The Key West styled homes are surrounded by immaculate manicured grounds and old Chicago brick walking paths. Snapper House has its own private pool and hot tub spa. The common areas include 350 feet of shoreline, boat launching ramp, fish cleaning table, fishing and docking pier, tennis court, basketball hoop and a children’s playground. For boaters there is easy Florida Bay and Atlantic Ocean access. The shoreline area includes a crescent white sand beach to enjoy the sun, relax in the hammock, read a book in the shade of the bay side green buttonwoods, play in the warm calm shallow waters for swimming, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, snorkeling and personal water craft usage. We provide most of the non-motorized “toys” for your fun. You can fish from the pier and walk into the water to snorkel for lobster. We never tire of the stunning sunset views from the beach area and then enjoying an open fire in the beach fire pit. You can make s’mores with your family.

Our two story, 4 bedroom, 4 ½ bath, Bonefish Bay home, Snapper House, is located in the center of the community with a relaxing view towards the beach area. Bonefish Bay is a very secure and safe gated and fenced community.

The Bonefish Bay Homeowners Association R & Rs require rental guests to locate their trailers and/or recreational vehicles offsite. Rental guest's watercraft must be moored over night offsite. We own the property immediately adjacent to Bonefish Bay and share the mouth of the marina. We provide secure gated parking for boat trailers and recreational vehicles and use of our cut in boat slip and/or dock for our guests at Bonefish Bay. Also our Bonefish Bay garage is empty, except for our “toys” that you have requested, and is included in the rental, so you can store your equipment or other items inside the garage for security along with the equipment we provide. Other Bonefish Bay rentals may not offer trailer parking, over night boat mooring opportunities or the same garage storage space. As local owners, we do a “meet and greet” upon your arrival so you will understand how everything works at Snapper House and the Bonefish Bay community. We will then leave you to enjoy your vacation in the Florida Keys but we are available to answer any questions or handle any concerns during your stay. You will not be stranded by distant property management.

If you are looking for a weekly Islamorada vacation rental property, please look at our 4 bd, 4 1/2 ba private estate immediately adjacent to Bonefish Bay, www.vrbo.com/809744 or www.HomeAway.com/809744 and our Atlantic side beach front 3 bd, 3 ba condo, www.vrbo.com/1174114 or www.HomeAway.com/1174114. We also have a Park City/Deer Valley, Utah 4 bd, 4 1/2 ba vacation rental home. www.vrbo.com/206330 or www.HomeAway.com/206330.


Steven and Kathy

Member Since 2006
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About Steven and Kathy

We were born and grew up in Southern California. We were very fortunate to enjoy both mountain, river and oceanside activities. We now live in the Florida Keys. We love sunsets. Our goal was to be able to retire with a mountain home and a oceanside home. 'Snapper House' is our Bonefish Bay home with spectacular sunset views. We also offer our primary residence, Sunset Lodge, in Islamorada, as a vacation rental and we have a vacation rental mountain home, 'Sunset Lodge,' with equally fantastic sunset views. Please see the links to our other vacation rentals. We are blessed in life with great family and good friends. The photo, taken in front of our Contender shows the result of another day on the water and the freshest fish for dinner.

Steven and Kathy purchased this House in 2013

Why Steven and Kathy chose Islamorada

We have lived in the South Florida area since 1977. We raised our two children and spent our careers here. We have always enjoyed fishing, lobstering, sailing, motor boating and water sports activities since our youth in Southern California. We purchased our first Florida Keys property in Islamorada in 1994. There are many activities to see and do in the Keys. The location is perfect for outdoor minded people like us.

What makes this House unique

We fell in love with the Florida Keys when we arrived in the area in 1977. When our children were young we sailed the Keys island chain and the Bahamas in our Morgan Out Island. Now we enjoy motor boating activities from off shore fishing to back country fishing to lobstering. The Bonefish Bay Community is very safe and kid friendly including the play ground area, tennis court, basketball hoop, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, snorkeling off of the beach to catch lobster for dinner and easy access to the Atlantic, Florida Bay and the Everglades for fishing. The Bonefish Bay shoreline and beach allows for all kinds of water sports activities. There is the hammock for relaxing and nice beach shade to sit and read a good book while enjoying the fabulous bay views. The sunset views are incredible and we like the wood burning fire pit in the evenings. We enjoy music and have a nice stereo system with speakers in a number of the rooms in Snapper House, on the patio/pool/spa deck and the upstairs balcony. The pool area has lounges for sunning and sitting areas. There are many ways to relax at Snapper House in Bonefish Bay. If you are interested in leaving Bonefish Bay downtown Islamorada is just 5 - 10 minutes up the Overseas Highway with many fine restaurants, shopping, art galleries and the Bass Pro Shops World Wide Sportsman facility and marina.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Ground Floor Master Suite
        1 king, Sitting Area, Walk-In Closet and Huge Bathroom
      • Second Floor Master Suite
        1 king, Balcony Deck with Table and Chairs and En-Suite Bathroom
      • Ground Floor Private Entrance Bedroom
        1 queen, Perfect for the Grand Parents, Another Couple, or the Nanny
      • Second Floor Twin/King Bedroom, configured as requested
        2 twin/ single, Sitting Area, Wall Mounted Smart HDTV and En-Suite Bathroom
      • All Four Bedrooms have En-Suite Bathrooms and Adequate Closet/Storage Space. Ground Floor Master Suite has a Hotel Room Style Safe for Secure Storage of Valuables and Jewelry.


      • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Ground Floor Master Bathroom
        toilet, tub, shower, Soaking Tub, Double Vanity, Large Walk-In Dual Headed Shower
      • Second Floor Master Bathroom
        toilet, shower, En-Suite with Large Walk-In Shower and Double Vanity
      • Ground Floor Private Entrance Bedroom
        toilet, shower, En-Suite with Walk-In Shower and Double Vanity
      • Second Floor Twin/King Bedroom
        toilet, shower, En-Suite with Walk-In Shower and Double Vanity
      • Powder Room off of the Great Room
      • All bedroom bathrooms include hair dryers.

      Location Type

        • Beach View
          Snapper House has a nice view of the beach area from the pool/spa/patio area, the great room, the upstairs balcony deck and the upstairs master bedroom.
        • Beachfront
          Bonefish Bay has 350 feet of shoreline including a crescent white sand beach, launching ramp, fish cleaning table, wood burning fire pit and fishing pier.
        • Village
          Downtown Islamorada located on Upper Matecumbe Key has art galleries, fine restaurants, marinas and shopping including the Bass Pro Shops World Wide Sportsman facility and marina at MM 81.5, bayside.


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


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Two Zones of Air Conditioning that are inspected and serviced every 6 months.
                    • Garage
                      Clean, empty garage for secure storage of sporting equipment supplied by guests or owners.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Reverse cycle heating if heating would ever be needed.
                    • Internet
                      5.0 GHz and 2.4 GHz security protected WI-FI through out Snapper House. Comcast X-1 Cable HDTV and the fastest residential Internet available.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Full sized dryer.
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                      Great Room with 60 inch Smart HDTV including X-1 Comcast Cable Box. Stereo system with inputs from your iPod/MP3 player, Cable Box, 5 disc CD player or AM/FM from receiver/amplifier.
                    • Parking
                      Empty double garage is included. 2 extra parking spots adjacent to driveway.
                    • Telephone
                      AT&T land line telephone service. When making 911 calls the address is automatically shown to emergency responders. No long distance services is provided.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Fluffy bathroom towels. Make-up removal towelettes are provided for make-up removal. Pool and beach towels are provided in a basket stored in the Powder Room.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Full sized HE washer.


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Coffee maker supplied in the kitchen. Coffee maker and electric tea pot in upper floor mini-kitchen.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          All cookware and utensils for preparation of great meals. Weber 4 burner gas grill on the patio. BBQ cookware including grilling basket and tools are stored in the kitchen.
                        • Dishwasher
                          Miele dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          The large granite kitchen has high end appliances including a gas cook top, warming drawer and wine cooler. The granite island with the farmhouse sink includes the eat-in sitting area for four.
                        • Microwave
                          Thermador Microwave.
                        • Oven
                          Thermador microwave/convection oven and Thermador conventional electric oven.
                        • Pantry Items
                          Some usually used spices and oils are supplied. Slow Cooker and Blender stored in the kitchen.
                        • Refrigerator
                          Sub Zero with ice maker in kitchen. Mini-refrigerator in upstairs mini-kitchen.
                        • Stove
                          Viking gas 6 burner cook top.
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Large round glass table with 6 chairs in the dining area and adjacent kitchen eat-in area for 4. The patio dining table seats 8 in the provided patio dining chairs.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                  Some books are supplied.
                                • DVD Player
                                  Great Room has a DVD player.
                                • Music Library
                                  Some CDs are supplied.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  All TVs have HD X-1 Cable Boxes. The great room DVR can record 4 shows at once and play back on any of the HDTVs in Snapper House. You can start watching in one room and continue watching in another
                                • Stereo
                                  Great Room Stereo input selections: iPod/MP3 Player, Cable Box, CD player, and AM/FM tuner. Speaker selections include ground floor patio/pool area, upstairs balcony deck, kitchen and master bdrm
                                • Television
                                  All bedrooms have HDTVs and cable boxes. The great room has a 60 inch Smart HDTV, DVD player & DVR cable box (inputs to the stereo system so you can listen to the big TV sporting event on the patio).
                                • Video Library
                                  Some DVDs supplied


                                    • Balcony
                                    • Bicycles
                                      Bicycles are included in the sporting equipment that are offered with the rental of Snapper House.
                                    • Boat
                                      Guests can bring or rent boats. There is a launching ramp. Overnight mooring is provided in owner's adjacent cut-in boat slip.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Golf
                                      The closest public golf course is 26 miles away in Marathon.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      3 kayaks, paddles and life jackets are included in the sporting equipment that are offered with the rental.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Manicured landscaping and lawn areas with Old Chicago brick walk ways through out the community.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Weber 4 burner gas grill.
                                    • Tennis
                                      Tennis Court and tennis closet with adult and children's equipment. Snapper House includes 4 adult tennis racquets and tennis balls.
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      2 Stand Up Paddle Boards, paddles and life jackets are included in the sporting equipment that are offered with rental of Snapper House.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible
                                          No ramp access to the home and no elevator to/from second floor.

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Heated Pool
                                            • Hot Tub
                                              The digital programmable control for the hot tub and pool is wall mounted in the dining area. You can program times and temperature for the pool and separate times and temperatures for the hot tub.
                                            • Private Pool
                                              Snapper House has a private, heated, fenced and privacy landscaped pool and hot tub area.


                                                • churches
                                                • library
                                                • marina
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • photography
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • sailing
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • Upstairs there is a mini-kitchen with sink, mini-refrigerator, coffee maker, and electric tea pot. Your upstairs guests can enjoy their coffee, tea and breakfast on the balcony looking at the beach area without coming downstairs.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

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                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Islamorada perfection!

                                                                  A guest from maumee, OHmaumee, OH

                                                                  We have had the pleasure of staying at Bonefish Bay for three years, the last two at the Snapper House. The property is lovely: 12 similar houses, beautifully kept common grounds, private beach, gorgeous jetty for sunsets, terrific neighbors, all situated close to everything the Keys have to offer. Snapper House is wonderfully appointed and thoughtfully stocked for guests. Your private pool and spa are kept clean and warm, the garage is spacious and open for your toys, and the house itself is a delight to spend time in. The walking path just outside the enclave is perfect for walking or bike riding, the tennis and basketball courts ready for activity, and the beach area invites you to relax in the hammock, head out in a kayak, or play in the sand. The owners are extremely gracious. Ready to accommodate their guests and quick to respond to any issues. We love every minute at Bonefish Bay!


                                                                  Bonefish Bay, Islamorada, FL, USA

                                                                  Mariners Hospital and Medical Center is located at MM 91.5 bayside. You may not want to leave the Bonefish Bay property but there are a number of very good restaurants and other fun activities in the Islamorada area. The full moon party at Morada Bay is very nice. Back country fishing guides will pick you up in the boat basin for fishing in the Everglades and Flamingo area. Great offshore fishing is also available from marinas in Islamorada. We can provide references for all of your fishing and/or scuba diving wishes. We provide a Welcome Packet and an in-house binder with all the information you need to have a fabulous vacation in the Florida Keys. There is a basket of area brochures in Snapper House. Key West is a great day trip. The Marathon Turtle Hospital is an incredibly fun educational experience, we highly recommend it. There is a new Aquarium Encounter in Marathon. In Islamorada or Marathon, you can swim with dolphins or just stand in knee deep water to touch and “kiss,” it is great fun. The bicycle/walking path outside the Bonefish Bay compound easily leads south to Anne’s Beach or north to the Islamorada Tennis Club and to Robbie’s Marina where you MUST feed the tarpon. There you can also rent boats, jet skis, kayaks, SUPs and/or book a charter boat. You can also reserve a kayaking excursion to Indian Key State Park or transportation to Lignumvitae Key State Park. Many of our guests return to the Bonefish Bay community on an annual basis.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

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                                                                  Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. A percentage of our guests return yearly. Current vacation guests have the first right of refusal for the same rental period in the following year. Cancellations more than 60 days from arrival date receive full refund. Cancellations 60 days or less from arrival date receive no refund unless property can be rented for the same dates and rental fee less a $250 cancellation fee Rentals of 6 months or longer do NOT pay tax. 50% of rental fees due with booking. Total payment is due 60 days prior to arrival date. Security deposit will be refunded 14 days after departure date unless there is unusual damage or breakage not covered by Property Damage Protection policy.

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