Nice platform bed with orthopedic mattress- double mattress covers, cotton egyptian sheets.The Garden- old pic- we have a new tiki umbrella! table and chairs
Entire home/apt
2 Guests
1 Bedroom
1 Bed
Per Night
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About this listing

End of a quiet street, ON water, bay view, enter via a garden to comfortable 2 room apartment with double size bed. Kitchen, table, 2 chairs, large chair & reading lamp. Dog friendly; free kayak, bikes, beach access! dock, manatee canal!

Nice platform bed with orthopedic mattress- double mattress covers, cotton egyptian sheets.

Nice platform bed with orthopedic mattress- double mattress covers, cotton egyptian sheets.

The Space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: $100
Security Deposit: $300
Weekly discount: 0%
Cancellation: Strict


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 tiki umbrella, table/chairs for relaxing.

We have 8 other listings on Airbnb - houseboats, sailboat and other cottages if you are looking for something different:)

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; (3/4 size refrigerator, two burner cook top, microwave, toaster oven, new cabinetry and sink) 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!

**Please check with us for availability as we do not use the Airbnb calendar.**10% increase in rate during holiday, high season & Spring break weeks.

More details:
Sun Bay haven is a two room efficiency with bay view, private entrance,
double size orthopedic mattress including linens & towels,

INSIDE Sun BAy Haven, full bath/tub & detachable hand held shower, (there is also an outside toilet room and outside shower on the dock side)

books, counter & computer desk.

cable TV, high speed Internet, Central AC.

Kitchen/sitting room: kitchen cabinets, two burner cooktop, 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 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.

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,

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.

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, discounts for weeklong stays, and 10% increase during holiday time periods. Tax and cleaning are paid separate from Airbnb. Please inquire for availability and pricing..*****

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 know that our guests' privacy is a given and it is up to our guests how much interaction they would like. It is our guests' vacation. We live down the street and are here for assistance when needed.

Guests are always welcomed to visit us! Whether that includes going to dinner, kayaking or walking the dogs together or joining us on our pontoon boat out for a ride.

It is also a special treat to get to know our guests; many whom have become friends and returned to one of our Vacahaven vacation homes multiple times.

Some of our Vacahaven properties share common spaces: the manatee canal dock, the bike room & the kayak dock and yard.

After 23 years of hosting, we will take your lead on what is good for you!

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.

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House Rules
Check-in is after 3PM

You will know the expected final price before having to book the base rental fee through Airbnb. Please check with us for availability as we do not use any of the site's calendars on which we are listed, including Airbnb.
More photos and info/reviews at our blog of Vacahaven.
After the reservation is confirmed, our phone and emails are exchanged. This reservation price does not include the deposit, Florida taxes, seasonal or # of person percentage, or cleaning fee.
In Key Largo, the FL tax is 12.5%.
The refundable security/damage deposit is $300, and is handled via Airbnb.
There is a modest cleaning fee based on number of people and length of stay.

We also have an agreement so we both can be on the ‘same page’ with logistics and expectations. This is a vacation home by owner and not a hotel, therefore, forms such as these are standard faire.

The security/damage deposit is to assure you, our place will be ready and waiting for you and at the same token, assure us, you are arriving.

We endeavor to be clear in our communications with you about our place and the arrangements. Always feel free to visit our vacahaven blog to get more of a feel of our havens. Please ask questions if something is confusing.

We expect that who is listed on this agreement is who is coming. If you have a larger group wanting to vacation together, we may have a different option for you.

If there is something missing that was expected, excess noise from neighbors, something breaks, please contact us right away so we can remedy the situation.

Our home and neighborhood is not appropriate for wild parties or large groups.

Although on vacation, do your best to maintain the home.

We very much appreciate our vacationers taking good care while staying at our home: being energy conscious and being gentle on our environment.

For our Key Largo Florida places, being energy conscious and being gentle on our environment and manatees, is especially important. For example, only a few sheets of single ply toilet paper in the toilets, and other common sense care.

Please no smoking, really.

We want you to have a good vacation and enjoy the place. If you have any questions, please give us a call.
Holiday rates are approximately 10% higher than regular rate; include holidays, Spring break and Dec 16 to Jan 5:

Monroe County, Florida tax is 12.5% on the rental rate

Cleaning: $100
(Tax & cleaning fees are paid outside of the airbnb site. Either via paypal or in cash upon arrival to our property.

Reservation Deposit: $300 (refundable) is due at time of booking in order to hold the dates and converts to security/damage deposit upon rental payment. Airbnb handles the security/damage deposit

Fishing poles, Tandem kayak and two bikes are free with your rental.

Once the rental fee is booked with Airbnb, we have emails and phone numbers exchanged so the rest of the financials and paperwork can be worked out.

We have a renter's agreement that we both sign. The agreement is so we can be on the ‘same page’ with logistics and expectations.

Summary of our renter's agreement is below:
Respectful people & no smoking.
We very much appreciate our vacationers taking good care while staying on our houseboat: being energy conscious and being gentle on our environment. And, having a wonderful time!

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Safety Card
Fire Extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay
The Garden- old pic- we have a new tiki umbrella! table and chairs

The Garden- old pic- we have a new tiki umbrella! table and chairs

Your Host



New York, New York, United States · Member since November 2009

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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