Key Largo Best Sun Bay-Getaway;

House - Private room · W Ave C W Avenue, Key Largo, FL 33037, United States

End of a quiet street, enter via a garden to comfortable 2 room efficiency with double size bed. Second room is efficiency kitchen, large chair & reading lamp.
kayaks & bikes use is free, dock, manatee canal!
free access to our beach!

The Space

Sun Bay Haven is on a good canal for swimming & has sunset bay views from the window. Your entrance opens onto a garden with table/chairs for relaxing.

What makes our Sun Bay Haven special??
good double size bed with desk for computer work over looking the garden;
separate room for light cooking with table/chairs; stuffed chair/second 3/4 bed for reading,

You can kayak right from the dock to the bay and the mangrove creeks of the South Everglades. It is a short swim to our beach, Paradise all around!

Sun Bay haven is a two room efficiency with bay view, private entrance,
double size orthopedic mattress including linens & towels,
The garden and dock are extensions to your space. The dock is shared with our Silver MOOn houseboat and one bedroom cottage, the Manatee Queen Haven.

Inside Sun BAy Haven, full bath/tub & detachable hand held shower,

books, counter & computer desk.

cable TV, high speed Internet, Central AC.

Cooking in your room: toaster oven, microwave, coffee pot, refrigerator, electric egg poacher, dishes etc.
In your garden is a table, chairs, umbrella, lounger chair, BBQ grill;
Cooking on the dock: BBQ grill, griddle, sink, stove top

The dock side:
a swim in the clean beautiful canal with the manatee
cooking at the outside kitchen & BBQ
outside shower and toilet/changing room and
a short swim to our beach.

The street & garden side:
our fruit and orchid garden,
a short walk to our long pier,
car parking and our bay view.

Our home is at the end of a street and is quiet!
When you are our guest, we will help with information on places to enjoy, we are close by.
All you need is your tooth brush and bathing suits.

What makes renting with us at any of our Key Largo places special??
good beds, good quality 100% cotton linens,
special care in cleaning our bedding, pillows, bathrooms;
gardens, flowers, fruit trees, herbs,
outdoor cooking, BBQ, spices,
our manatees in the canal, our kayaks, bikes, fishing poles,
doggie friendly,
Southern Everglades our back yard, mile from John Pennecamp Coral Reef State Park; area coupons for events and area restaurants,
time/weather permitting, boat rides, parties,
personally met at the property and oriented to the area,
maps, recommendations and brochures,

We are WALKING DISTANCE TO:
KMart, Publix grocery, ice cream shop, weekend flea market, Library & restaurants are 4 blocks;
diving shops, dolphin swim, parasailing, best breakfast, Thai food, Cuban coffee & smoked ribs restaurants, laundry, banks & post office are all under 1 mile;
John Pennecamp State Park (2.5 mile).

The distance is an easy walk/bike/kayak/ or swim from our property to John Pennecamp State Park, John Dagney Botanical Park, snorkel/dive shops, grocery, nightlife, the famous Caribbean Club, Coconuts night club, our beach, the mangroves, sea life, the southern Everglades.

You are a short 20-30 minute drive to historic Homestead, Redlands Trail, alligator farm, Fruit & Spice park, Orchid botanical garden, & South Miami.

We are a 2 hour drive to Key West. There is a Harley bike rental a mile from the house. It is a lot of fun to motorcycle to Key West for the day.

Although Miami airport is closer, Ft. Lauderdale Airport is easier.

You can take public transportation, the Keys Shuttle, from the airports to within 4 short blocks of our property.

HOW TO BOOK:
Please look at the house rules section for clarification of all rental fees etc. The rental rate is different depending on the time and does not include Florida tax/cleaning.

Find us "vacahaven vacation rentals in paradise" bloglog for more details.

When you click on the button to reserve one of our places, Airbnb will collect the rental fee, their fee and will hold $300 for security/damage deposit. Our phone numbers and emails are at that time exchanged as well.

We then can go over in detail our place, our pricing and if it is the best fit for both of us! Renter agreement addendum, information, payment of Tax and cleaning is handled after booking and outside of Airbnb system. Upon checkout, with our place intact, the deposit is refunded either immediately or within 10 days.

When you are our guest, we will help with information on places to enjoy, we are close by.

All you need is your toothbrush and bathing suits.

*****we do NOT use Airbnb's calendar!! We receive bookings from other sources. If this place is not available we may have another place that will work for you. Pricing dependent on # of night stay. Please inquire for availability..*****

Guest Access

use of kayaks, bikes, common room with games, books, table/chairs, short walk/swim/kayak to homeowner park beach and swimming pier; shared dock at our manatee filled canal, great for swimming, outside shower, outside toilet/changing room on the dock,

Interaction with Guests

We live down the street and are here for assistance when needed. Whether it is for bikes or kayaks, restaurant information, etc. We enjoy visiting with our guests, going to dinner, kayaking together, walking the dogs together. It is up to our guests how much interaction they would like. It is our guests' vacation. Our properties share common spaces: the manatee canal dock, the bike room & the kayak dock and yard.

The Neighborhood

Here at mile marker 101.4, bay side, we are walking distance to grocery, outdoor fruit/veggie stand, stores and a few restaurants. We are at a wider part of the island so we are in a quiet neighborhood with one of the best beaches in the Keys as a homeowner park! It is a mix of manufactured homes, two story cement homes on 100 x45 ft & 100 X 90 ft lots; We prefer the manufactured homes for the real Keys living- most of the time is outside in our lovely weather and breezes!

Getting around

We have bikes for your use- most everything is within 2 miles of our property. We have two taxi service companies. If you want to spend your time in the water, kayaking to the Everglades, (15 min. kayak) going snorkeling at Pennecamp Coral Reef State Park, and don't mind walking & biking, then you can take the Keys Shuttle to/from the airport.
Most guests like having the convenience of a car for longer excursions. Do not expect to use buses for seeing all the Keys- you need a car.

Other Things to Note

Your entrance is on the garden side, you have direct access to the dock, canal and use of our homeowner parks, including our beach.
**PLease note, There are three "beach" areas in our community. When you book, we have a map of our community for you to locate the different areas.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $830 /week
Security Deposit: $300
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

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  • We only had a short stay but will be back for longer next time! The Sun Bay getaway was a great little place and Chanoch's accommodations were awesome! We spent a great deal of our time just relaxing on the canal patio. There were a lot of Dolphins playing at the west beach and the Manatees visited us in the canal. Here is a link to a video of a visit by our friend "Wilma" on our final evening (website hidden)

    March 2014
  • The location was excellent! The proximity to the canal and beaches was good. The provision of kayaks and bicycles enabled us to really explore the neighbourhood. The Sun Bay-Getaway was clean and well maintained. While limited in size, it offered everything two people needed. There are dozens of nearby restaurants and bars, But if you plan to cook your own meals, don't think about doing anything too elaborate as there is only a microwave and toaster oven in the flat and a barbeque grill in the small garden/sitting area just outside the front door. We recommend this facility as a terrific place to get away from the hectic pace of everyday life and just kick back.

    February 2014
  • The location of Sun Bay-Getaway couldn't be any more convenient. Everything you may need can be found a short, 5 min drive from the house. On top of that, the kayak available for use was an absolute fun time in the pristine bay! A 20 minute kayak to manatee bay was a wonderful and very relaxing experience. There's also a very quiet labyrinth of mangroves that was a pleasure to explore. The wildlife and serenity is what made this a perfect time-away-from-work getaway. Thank you, Chanoch for being so generous with your time and property.

    February 2014
  • We had a great vacation in the best sun bay-getaway in Key Largo and a good time there.
    The beach wasn´t as beautiful as described, but this may come from our former vacation which we spend in Mexico.
    Thank you for the few days and the support during our stay.

    February 2014
    Chanoch
    Response from Chanoch:

    Ah, you must not have made it to our homeowner West Park beach.
    Our beach photos posted are accurate.
    If you went to a place that doesn't look like the photo, then it was not our West Park Beach.
    In addition to our private docks, our guests can access the bay from our neighborhood's private 2
    homeowner parks and public access.
    They look different and with different features.
    When booking with us, you receive maps of our community and homeowner parks.
    Thank you for understanding that beaches the world over can vary greatly, and that our photos of our private homeowner beaches are accurate.

  • Giana and Chanoch were very friendly hosts - we didn't get to meet them in person but they were nonetheless very welcoming over the phone, and made sure everything was in order for us. The neighborhood (think upscale trailerpark right on the bay) is unique, where everyone seemed to own a small trailer and a big boat. Overall it was relaxed, quiet, and cozy - just what we were looking for.

    The deck was at their place was wonderful, and we enjoyed many meals there watching the sunset and looking out for manatees. We also went on frequent kayak trips through the canals, finding manatees each and every time.

    I give it 4 instead of 5 stars because we were a bit unpleasantly surprised that the price jumped up fairly significantly from what we booked on Airbnb. They add a $50 cleaning fee and additional Florida lodging taxes (on top of the taxes Airbnb already included) to the bill, which turned out to be a substantial difference for which we could have used a bit more warning before booking.

    November 2012
    Chanoch
    Response from Chanoch:

    Ben was a respectful, kind fellow on a last minute getaway for the Holiday. I was sorry not to meet them in person, and their little doggie, I hope next time!
    I am sorry that Ben was surprised with the standard fees of tax and cleaning. It is clearly posted in our listing and emails.

    Yes, the neighborhood is a mix of 2 story cement homes in pretty pastel colors, of blue, yellow and one is lavender, and, yes, mobile homes! that allow for more of the Keys kind of living: where inside/outside is easy.

    For those new at booking vacation rentals for your holiday, please keep reading:

    Tax is a standard fee. In fact, It is illegal not to collect Florida tax. So sorry, we gotta do it!

    Cleaning fee is also a standard fee. Often an additional cleaning fee is charged when a guest brings a dog.

    On the listing, house rules, emails and renter agreement, it is explained that 12.5%Florida tax and cleaning fee is collected upon arrival.
    Whether you stay with us, 1 night or 5 nights, we do a thorough cleaning between each and every guest, included steam cleaning.
    As far as the cleaning, we go the extra step in cleaning. One of our regular guests is a manager of a 5 star hotel and she said we do good:)

    Airbnb does add their service fee for their services to both the host and the guest. Please note, there are different kinds of internet sites in which to locate vacation rentals; some charge fees to guests, some do not. Airbnb is one of the sites that do charge a fee and do provide a service for guests and hosts.

  • We only stayed for two nights and weren't able to make use of all the great oportunities that were offered to us.
    The appartement itself was very clean, well equipped and cosy. The bed was comfortable.
    Weather was very humid and warm during our stay, and so was the appartement. The AC was helpful but far to loud for leaving it on during the night. So thats where the one star in the overall rating went, but thats really the only thing that discomforted us. Appart from that we can fully recommend Sun Bay Haven.

    May 2012
  • A quiet place to stay with the bonus of Manatee at the dock. But a bit surprised to find the kitchen sink was outdoors and cold water only.
    A great base for the Keys. Chanoch was very friendly and helpful.

    April 2012
  • So we only had like a 36 hour window for a quick vacation, I flew in from Chicago and picked up my girlfriend in Sarasota and we drove right to this great little get away.

    Our biggest regret was not enough time to enjoy all the area had to offer. It's a perfect place to take little day trips from and return to.That being said, we knew we only had a short time so our goal was to lay back and take it easy and man was this the absolute perfect place for that!

    Giana and Chanoch were so helpful with our planning and Francisco was AMAZING about showing us around and giving us tips for enjoying the place while we were there.

    We used the bikes for a nice day ride, then snorkeled off the dock and saw schools of fish! We could have gone swimming with the Manatee but didn't learn the secret to get him to come visit until we were done swimming. He DID visit however and we got lots of great photos! There were kayaks ready for our use, but the waves were uncharacteristically choppy so we opted out.

    The place was clean. Cheerful. Lots of room and a cute little kitchen and out door garden spot for our morning coffee.

    We had an amazing dinner at the Pilot House nearby as well as great homemade Ice Cream from Mr. C's and an outstanding Breakfast at Mrs. Mac's which included an amazing slice of Key Lime Pie.

    We will certainly be returning for a longer stay!

    April 2012
  • Idealy located for touring the Evergaldes & the Keys.
    The studio is big enough for two, comfortable and well equiped.
    Giana explained us how to go kayaking in mangrove, it was an unforgettable experience! Thanks.

    March 2012
  • We spent one night in the Sun Bay Getaway because we wanted to stay a little longer after we left the Silver Moon Houseboat. The apartment is really nice, clean and you have everything you need.

    March 2012
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HI! When I am not running my business, I am a projects guy- I love fixing up my vacation home rentals in Key Largo Florida. The renovation team consists of us- fun-loving couple that are passionate about life, music, art, gardens and our wonderful black lab that travels everywhere with Giana. We have hosted guests from all over the world: in our Brooklyn, NY home since 1992 and now in Key Largo Florida. We love kayaking & fishing all through the waters of Key Largo and Jamaica Bay in Brooklyn, biking along the bike paths of Key Largo, or Prospect Park, Brooklyn, snorkeling at John Pennecamp State Park. We love traveling, and with that comes learning languages - we speak a little German and Italian and speak Hebrew fluently. We are involved in many projects where we can spread compassion and generate good. They tend to mesh and outgrow from our interests and projects. We are involved in the Arts- both creating and supporting. I play accordian and Giana, the piano. Our movie tastes range from Casablanca to Under the Tuscan Sun- then again, they are both love stories:) We both love to cook, especially with friend and family. What's it like having us as hosts? First, we do this because we enjoy it- meeting new people, making people happy and sharing the great things our places have to share. We are flexible to what you need in your stay with us- help with shows, a desk for your room, hanging out with us or wanting your privacy. Our places have plenty of space, communal and private, porches, gardens, indoor kitchens and outdoor BBQs. Common occurrences: will meet you at the door, hot coffee, ice water or beer/wine to share; take you on boat or kayak tours of our beautiful bay; We both enjoy meeting new people and helping with making our places a good retreat. Giana had worked in the health care field and now her 'patients' are renovating our places and decorating! We are always doing something- gardening, new colors, adding a new kitchen tool. So if there is something you need, or would like, just ask-- it may be in our basement waiting to be used:) We are conscientious about keeping our places clean, bug free; We expect our guests to be respectful of our home. We think time away from the normal routines of life is important and vacations should be easy to enjoy. Easy to rejuvenate! Let us know if they need something, having a good time and visiting again:)
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