"I had originally reserved a larger house a few streets down from this one. That was when there was going to be a much larger group. However, due to the fact that some friends were unable to commit to a vacation so far out, we had to cancel that house and I found this one.
Tropical Paradise is the perfect name for this house. The views are better than what you'd see on the Travel Channel. I wish I could post some pictures, words just can't do it justice. We spent a week there and had a fantastic time! I brought my boat and we went out fishing and snorkeling just about everyday. Being just 20 minutes or so from Key West we did go into town a few times, but this allowed us to be able to explore more of the Keys and find the secret spots only the locals know about. If you can find it, Boca Chica beach is amazing for exploring and the stories you can hear from the locals are fantastic. There is also a great snorkeling place at the Ram Rod Yacht Club. It's not on a map, but if you ask the right questions, it's supper easy to find.
We cooked most of our meals at the house, but I do wish we had been able to eat them all at Mangrove Mama's. I highly recommend it. Best conch fritters (more conch meat than any we had in Key West) in the Keys and their smoked fish dip is to die for. The house was perfect for two couples. It had everything we needed. The kitchen is fully stocked and the screen porch is perfect for dinner. The pool, while not huge was perfect for relaxing after a long day in the hot sun, or for watching the sun rise. The beds were exceptionally comfortable and my wife loved the sheets so much, she found out the brand and bought a set the moment we got home. Our friends enjoyed the kayaks and going out into the bay to watch the sunsets.
Although there was a little hiccup with getting the deposit in on time, Shannon and Amy worked well with us and were extremely accommodating. The only suggestion I have is to look into accepting payment via Pay-Pal. It is a very safe a secure method of on-line payments and is usually quicker than cashing a check. Overall, I will recommend this house to all of my friends and I am already planning my return trip.
Thank you Shannon and Amy for a fantastic vacation. We will be back."
Date of Stay: July 2016
Review Submitted: July 19, 2016