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Key Largo's Bayfront Hideaway

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 28 nights


About the property

Key's Retreat

This charming Key Largo home name "Lazy Dayz" sits right by Tarpon Basin offering direct ocean views from the living areas and bedrooms. The home is complete with a tiki hut, picnic table, outside patio seating, gas grill, and 47 feet of private dock. Our guest with a boat can bring up to 23 feet and use our private dock. Please note that guest must notify the owner regarding the size of the boat. Guest also have access to their very own private storage (not a metal shed) to keep kayaks, paddle boards, snorkeling, dive gears, bulky luggage, etc.

The interior of the home is decorated with casual coastal colors giving this home a very Keys feel. This home has two bedrooms and two bathrooms and sleeps comfortably up to 5 guests. The master bedroom, with views of the water, is decorated in a calming teal reminiscent of the nearby waters. Here, you'll find a king-size bed, and a bonus side room with a full-size bed. The second bedroom, outfitted in a dazzling blue, contains a queen-size bed and views of the water.

The home has high speed WiFi, Direct TV, Bose Bluetooth, and Flat screen TV's in each room. For guest's added convenience, the home includes a private washer and dryer. There's also a shopping center less than a mile with stores like Publix Supermarket, Kmart, Radio Shack, Bank, as well as clothing boutiques. There are many restaurants within the area that have been seen on the Food Network Show (Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives) boasting local chefs with their signature seafood, steaks, pastas, and many more. Don't forget the Key Lime Pie - Yummy!!

Since this home offers access to a nearby private beach, you'll want to be sure to get your toes wet in some of the nicest waters in the country. If you'd prefer to stick closer to home we have a dock ladder on our private dock so you can take a swim or snorkel. You will also find many sporting activities within the area where you'll find boat rentals, jet skiing, paddle boarding, kayak, bike rentals, scuba diving, and many more.

If you're up for a short road trip, the Everglades sit just under 40 miles away. Get (not too) up close and personal with alligators and various birds, and be sure to stop by a local restaurant for some local cuisine.

This tropical retreat will have you feeling like royalty. You and your family are worth it, so don't wait another second to book!


More Details

Rick Aquino
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Rick Aquino

My name is Rick and my wife's name is Barbara. I have been a business owner for over 25 years, and she as an elementary school teacher. We purchased our Key Largo property in June 2016 after a long property search. We did not want to just buy any property in Key Largo, but one where memories and dreams are made. We selected paint colors and furniture to make it a very Keys feel. This home has amazing views of the bay with its shimmering water and calming air. We continue to build memories in our Key Largo (Lazy Dayz) paradise, but most of all we hope you will also enjoy and share your memories with family and friends.

Rick Aquino purchased this house in 2016

What makes this house unique

From the balcony, watch the sunrise and sunsets, boaters, kayakers, manatees and other marine life.


Key Largo Village House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 double , The double bed is a Full size bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

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Key Largo's Bayfront Hideaway
average rating of 4.909091 based on 22 reviews

Fantastic views and location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Rick's property.

The location is great and the views from the deck and water side dock are the best.

We loved our morning and sunset kayaking, plus a few visits from Dolphins and Manatee can't be beat.

We also really liked snorkelling right from the property.

I had read that there are issues with bugs in the Keys, but, we had no issues with bugs at all and loved sitting out on the upper deck after sunset with a beverage. Nothing "bugged" us at all.

The location is also perfect to quickly drive over to the John Pennekamp and spend the day.

Rick was great to deal with and answered all my questions, would rent this property again.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Guy....Thank you for being our guests. We would enjoy having you back again!
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Clarkston, Michigan

Outstanding view of the basin.

  • 4 of 5

This rental provides exceptional water views with water on two sides. Also, very clean and secure with alarm system and security cameras.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Elaine, We're happy that you enjoyed your stay in our "Lazy Dayz" property.
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Fabulous Views, Beautiful Weather, Lots of Fun!

  • 5 of 5

My husband Mike and I spent a magical month in Lazy Dayz cottage in February 2018. The expansive views of sunsets from the deck and windows of this house are fabulous, some of the best you can see in the Keys. Every night was different, but equally gorgeous. You can also enjoy the views from the patio beneath the house, where there are tables for dining and relaxation. In the morning, the panoramic view reveals the rosy sky of sunrise, too.

Tarpon Basin is sheltered and calm, but still full of activity that is fun to watch, including many birds, boats, kayakers, paddleboaders and sealife. We saw dolphins, and manatees swam along the seawall just under the surface. You are right on the water so the view is outstanding!

The neighborhood has a private sandy beach for the residents, as well as a boat launch and a covered pier. My husband fished from the sea wall of our house at least once a day and also fished from the neighborhood pier.

The weather was warm during the day with pleasant evenings. We didn't miss the freezing temperatures at home! We've already scheduled a return trip to Lazy Dayz in 2019!

The house is very close to a shopping center with a Publix and a K-Mart as well as many smaller stores, which offer just about anything you might need.

Among the nearby sightseeing sites we visited were the Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park, a glass bottom boat ride at the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park and the Laura Quinn Wild Bird Sanctuary and Rehabilitation Center (on Tavernier Island). We also made three day trips to Key West and stopped at the Key Deer Refuge along the way.

Waterfront restaurants we enjoyed were Buzzard's Roost (oceanside canal, Key Largo), Snook's Bayside Restaurant and Grand Tiki (bayside Key Largo, great sunsets), Sundowners (bayside Key Largo, sunsets!), Bayside Grill and Sunset Bar (bayside Key Largo, sunsets!), Lazy Days (Islamorada Ocean side), Islamorada Fish Company and the Zane Grey Lounge (Islamorada bayside, lunch at each one, didn't stay for sunset but I'm sure they are spectacular!)

Rick was a wonderful host and continues to add improvements to the house. We really appreciated the cargo elevator!

You'll really enjoy this spectacular home!


  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Merrick, New York

The house could not have been better for our stay. Views over the bay were amazing inside and out!

  • 5 of 5

The weather was changeable and very windy during our stay. The property made it possible to enjoy every day no matter what the weather! Lounge chairs on lower deck under a lanai or table and stools on upper deck made enjoying the space no matter what the weather! Supermarkets, fish markets all available nearby. Easy ride to Islamorada and on to Key West. Rick was always reachable to assist or answer any questions you might have. Would return in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lynne for being our guests. This is the reason why we enjoy the vacation rental business. We look forward to your next stay!
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Beautiful location, beautifully maintained and beautifully decorated!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your vacation home with us! It was clean, comfortable and the views were magnificent. Our photos of the sunsets were amazing. A quiet neighborhood - great for a week of relaxation, great weather and plenty of activity. The restaurants recommended were superb. We will certainly consider rebooking.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having you as our guests. We aim to go above and beyond and make our guests stay memorable.
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fabulous house, great owner to work with, centrally located in keys

  • 5 of 5

House bigger than expected - three bedrooms, two bathrooms, big area underneath with grill, picnic table, outdoor furniture, and tiki hut. Big two person kayak to use. Washer and dryer available. Completely fenced - great for small kids. Two minutes from John Pennekamp state park with terrific beaches, glass bottom boat, snokeling and scuba boats. 45 min from south Miami and the Everglades, 1 hr 15 min from Key West. Close to grocery store, and some really excellent seafood restaurants. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Patrea, thank you very much for the great review. You always a place at Lazy Dayz.
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John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
The Fish House Encore
Big Chill Restaurant
Mrs. Mac's Kitchen
Dolphin Cove
Key Largo Fisheries Backyard Cafe
Doc's Diner
Skipper's Dockside
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
Ocean Divers
Key Largo Fisheries Backyard Cafe
Atlantis Boat Rental
Bump & Jump Boat Rentals
Shell World
Sailors Choice Party Fishing Boat
The African Queen
Key Largo Dive Center
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Miami International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $140
Tax Rate 12.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.