House, 1 Bedrooms(King) + Murphy Bed(Queen) in living room , 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)
About Bob Mitchell
We are Bob and Phyllis Mitchell and have loved the Keys since we moved to Florida in the late 60's. I was an airline pilot for 25 years and at the same time worked as the Marketing Manager for Florida Sportsman Magazine. I am now retired. Phyllis is a retired teacher and professor who now works as a volunteer to a long list of organizations from the local parks to looking out for abandoned or abused children in the Keys. We both are very community involved and are on many Village committees. We love fishing, especially when our grandchildren are visiting. We did many years of offshore fishing and after that many years of backcountry but are now slowing down on that. Our big love is plants and gardening and we love to keep the Villa property native and beautiful as well as our nearby house on an acre. We will be thrilled to give you a tour of the local plants and what we have done with the Villa property and ours.
Bob Mitchell purchased this House in 1984
Why Bob Mitchell chose Islamorada
We have loved the Keys since we moved to Florida in the late 60's. Within a few years we discovered the most delightful Keys hideout in Islamorada that is now the Keys Villa we own and rent. At the time it was a small non-typical motel with just a few units. The Villa is a small house on the property, comfortable for four people, and is free standing on an acre property with a free protected Marina. We keep it clean, constantly up-dated and remodeled, and very comfortable for our guests. The small town laid back atmosphere was very attractive but it took us until 1984 for this villa to come up for sale. There are three other rental accomodations, owned by friends, on the property so it is very quiet. We love it so much that we bought the property two doors north where we now live. We are nearby for your needs but not there unless you need us.
What makes this House unique
The property is so quiet with so few guests that folks naturally socialize. Nightly visits to the bay for the sunset, drinks and snacks become a norm. Maybe half the guests to the property are return people for years. A big hit is the occasional visits by an octopus which darts around changing colors as she passes over the bottom. Years ago one was feeding on the shrimp in my bait bag and when the bag was taken away from her she started putting her tenacles up on the dock looking for more. Soft heart, I fed her a few.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Amazing trip...just what the family needed! We had such a great time at this villa.. best part about it...it’s own marina! Nothing like being able to wake up and take your coffee and be able to walk out the door and be on my boat! My son loved that from the moment he woke up till he went to sleep he could just walk out the door and be able to fish! Great find and will be back next year! Great location too! Best spot on the island!
A great place to enjoy paradise!
My family and I enjoyed everything about our stay. If you are looking for a great place to stay in Islamorada look no further.
We have such wonderful guests. Makes it all worth the effort
Comfortable, convenient and gorgeous sunsets
This home is in a great location and just steps from the water. The sunsets from the pier are gorgeous.
They liked our Keys Villa so must have made an error in one star.
Trip of a lifetime!
We had an amazing time! Bob couldn’t be a better host. He is so accommodating and just the nicest man. We saw so much wildlife off the docks...nurse sharks, dolphins, eels and a manatee. The sunsets were breathtaking! Thank you Bob for sharing your beautiful villa with us.
The marina was nice, calm, easy. The villa was very clean and updated.
First four star review we have ever had in 30 years of ownership. They didn't mention any problem. I suspect they were not happy about the strong weather front that blew in Thursday with 35 MPH winds and rain. They packed up and left early.
It was a very relaxing week, the grounds are beautiful, Bob and Phyllis are great, letting you know about things you might be interested in, great fishing pier, wish I was still there, and can not wait to go back, do not hesitate to book Keys Villa, it will not disappoint 😎😎😎
Bird Rescue Park, Five state parks within 10 miles, Sea life park (Theatre of the Sea)