About This Listing
The main residence of our property, "The House" is actually a very large apartment that is cool, clean, comfortable and very much a "home". Facing the beautiful Gulf of Mexico on a large waterfront property, it's quiet, secluded, and relaxing!
"The House" is actually a very large, spacious apartment. There is one large private bedroom with a king bed, a full kitchen with large breakfast bar, and dining area. In the main living area there is couch, two chairs and coffee table. Behind the living area (but in the same space) is another king-sized bed and a pull-out futon. Very roomy and perfect families or multiple couples' getaway. Maximum occupancy: 6
Personal patio with table, chairs and barbecue. Kayaks, snorkeling gear, bicycles provided at no charge. Shared laundry facilities, Bocci Court and hammocks. Sailboats available for separate rental.
Interaction with Guests
We interact with our guests and much or as little as they'd like. We do live on-site and can provide you with anything from great restaurant recommendations to company if you'd like!
We have our own neighborhood. Located a quarter mile off the main road, our large 1.75 acre waterfront property is lush with coconut palms and papaya trees, there are only two other rental units on the property and since our guests do a lot of sightseeing, it's almost like having the entire property to yourself. A little slice of paradise, you can snorkel or kayak right off our dock.
Public transit very limited
Other Things to Note
Centrally located to great restaurants, activities and tourist attractions in either Islamorada or Marathon
Take off your shoes, crack open an icy-cold beverage and relax.........you're in The Keys!
The apartment was exactly as listed clean the ac worked exceptionally well. The kitchen was ample, the bed and pillows not so comfortable. The water pressure was quite low for showering. Kevin was great
In his recommendations of day trips and restaurants. Great location for visiting Key West, Marathon, and Key Largo.
The bay was really not conducive to swimming, remember the bug spray Mosquitos were relentless. We had limited interaction with Dana, when we did interact she seemed quite gruff, I think she should be more mindful how she interacts with guests.
Dear Kristi: I am glad you enjoyed your vacation and am saddened the by your comment. Unfortunately, the only time we crossed paths was when I was literally dripping in sweat from working in the yard (which would make anyone feel awkward in a social situation) or ensuring the safety of all guests on the property. I'm sure you understand. Glad you made it home safely and have a blessed day.
We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this place. In my opinion the best key to land on with the best hosts! Kind, hospitable, generous and fun hosts! The location is to die for, best sunsets! Loved being able to snorkle, kayak, play bocci, lay in the sun and BBQ right outside my door. Oh and lay in the hammocks for hours, reading, drinking & napping. I would go back in a heart beat. My only advice is to stay at least a week to really get "keys disease". We saw tons of sea life, including a manatee and plenty of land creatures. I miss it already!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Beach House. It was clean, comfortable and homey and felt like our own cottage. The location was ideal for exploring the rest of the Florida Keys and provided a quiet respite at the end of our days of exploring (especially those hammocks). We received good restaurant recommendations from Kevin and the information that Kevin and Dana provided in advance of our arrival was very helpful. We would highly recommend the Beach House for anyone visiting the Keys.
We had a lovely time at the beach house...Kevin and Dana were warm and friendly and we felt welcomed immediately. The days passed much too quickly, as magical creatures floated under our snorkel masks and the sunsets melted the days away. There were "warm winds blowing the stars around", and I really wish we could have stayed longer! The private waterfront and access to snorkeling gear and kayaks was perfect. We met interesting people, yet also did feel that we had the place to ourselves because there was enough space and interesting days trips to explore.
Peg & Emma
Kevin and Dana's property is a haven of calm and beauty. Our two boys (10 and 12) both said it was their favourite holiday destination ever! Between the snorkelling, kayaking, games of bocci ball and searching for iguanas in the garden we all had an amazing time. The bay water is calm and shallow, so very safe for children to mess about in, and the variety of fish and sea creatures in a very small area is astounding - we all saw angel fish, parrot fish and a family of wrays, and my husband even saw a manatee!
This is also a also a fantastic place to relax and chill out in the sun or shade -there are lots of seating areas, so either can be found at any time of day.
Dana and Kevin are really fantastic, friendly hosts, happy to share their knowledge about the local area, the wildlife or the sea creatures at any time, and patiently answering any number of daft questions from us.
An absolutely amazing place - do visit if you can!
We had a great time at Best of Both Worlds. Kevin was helpful and knowledgeable about the area. We were comfortable in the house but spent most of the time on the dock, sleeping in hammocks, or swimming. We brought a small fishing boat and were able to dock it right there, which was fantastic. They were flexible with our arrival time (we showed up three hours late... oops!)
Overall, we had an extremely positive experience.
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