1 Story House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Good location but some frustrations...
We rented this house for nearly a month and a half, the location was great for its proximity to John Pennekamp State Park and had a quiet neighborhood with boat access. Overall the neighborhood was quiet and was great for walking around and was nice and close to the paved trail along highway 1.
There were definitely some things that could use some change in this house. The closets were jam packed with stuff, whenever we had guests visit they always mentioned this. There was only room to put anything in the master closet, the other two bedrooms had useless closets. The kitchen was so overloaded with stuff when we got there that there was nowhere to store food. Being there for an extended stay I had to clean out a cabinet in order to have room for food. This place also could use a new coffee maker, the one that was provided was terrible, grounds in the coffee all the time and it looked so dirty. The TV’s in this house are also terrible quality, normally on a vacation this wouldn’t be something I notice but staying for so long we definitely utilized the TV’s. Streaming service was not compatible with the TV in the living room and cut off part of the picture. The TV in the bedroom was terrible with playing DVD’s, the display was always off. The screen door on the front was missing the latch when we got there and was very loudly banging closed all night long. The washer proved to be a big problem, it ruined not one but two full loads of laundry with what I can only describe as grease stains. There were black/brown stains all over my clothes, after many attempts to get the stains out I had to throw away my clothes. There was absolutely nothing in the wash that could have caused this other than the washer, I triple checked everything to determine the cause. So frustrating! Also, BEWARE we were charged for ‘blood’ on the sheets on the twin beds. One of these beds was never slept in! I can only surmise that the cause of this was again the washer staining the sheets, thought I was being good renter by washing the sheets only to be smacked with a huge fee upon returning home!
Great location and perfect for fishing
Community dock made it great. Location is awesome
Clean, neat, modern, good repair, well-supplied, homey, easy to get to
Nice quiet area, absolutely no issues. House is very well laid-out and convenient to everything you need. Excellent communication. Close to water (2-3 blocks) but water access is limited to a small boat basin. We found this to be a general issue in the Keys - if your VRBO is not ON the water, access TO the water (including sights and sounds) is quite limited. Either houses are built on the water or it is totally impassable mangroves - very few public access points. John Pennekamp park is just around the corner and has wonderful water access (including 3 nice beaches and fishing) for just a few dollars a day and offers boat, kayak, diving, snorkeling, etc. A real jewel!
Exactly what we hoped for.
This house was perfect! We had plenty of room for all 6 of us and enjoyed drinking coffee in the morning on the front porch. Beth was so awesome and quick to respond when I had questions. She recommended several great restaurants and we tried them all. The house had all you need and was truly a home away from home. Would definitely book again!
it was adequate
Location made accessing restaurants
And highway easy. Needed re-freshening. Towels were worn with bleach stains. Closets so full you could not hang clothes Refrigerator full of other person's food. Tree had fallen in back yard.
Deposit returned in great time and nice to have access to boat basin a block away. Would pay more next time and stay on the water
We enjoyed the house a lot. It was perfect for 2 teenagers and parents. It was located close to the activities. It was a beautiful drive to Key west for a day trip. Also a great location for the everglades, which we highly recommend. John Pennekamp state park is close enough to bike or walk to. We would stay here again. Beth was available and checked in to see if we needed anything
Wow you did so many things. Sounds like you had a great time. Glad you enjoyed the stay and the house was central to it all. Hope you can come again.
The house is conveniently next to world famous John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. The park has two beaches and a replica of a shipwreck in the water that is great for snorkeling or diving. You can take a glass-bottom boat ride over the reefs, take a tour snorkeling via motorboat or a sailing catamaran, as well as rent a canoe or see-through raft. Expolore on your own or join a fun group. The park has two great nature trails for hiking, a lookout point, and some of the subtropical fish can even be seen from shore. There is a nice visitor center with lookout points, trails, and a saltwater aquarium. Charter boat fishing, and diving are all nearby.
Also close to Dolphin Encounter, Theater of the Sea, Bird Sanctuary, movie theater, designer shops, restaurants, and market.
There is a wonderful Key Largo Community Park 3 miles south, where there are 3 pools, water park, lighted tennis courts, fitness track, bicycle and rollerblade course, and various classes offered such as water aerobics, yoga, etc.
Key Largo Hammocks State Botanical site, with its unusual plants and wildlife, is one of the best places on the island for a sheltered bike ride. Birdwatchers won't be disappointed. There is 6 miles of bike path along overseas highway. The island's beauty has attracted a large number of artists whose work is displayed at local galleries. Other shops, bars, and restaurants are as varied as they are plentiful.
Known as the "DIVE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD," getting into or under the water is what makes a trip to Key Largo worthwhile. You can go after the big ones with a Key Largo charter boat captain, or fish with a backcountry guide in the waters of Florida Bay or the Everglades.
With only a few exceptions, everything in the Keys tends to be casual, in dress, service and food. The tropical paradise of Key Largo is only 56 miles south of Miami International Airport, but feels a world away.