Efficiency - Snorkel, Swim, Kayak

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036, United States
Kevin And Dana

Our cool and comfortable Efficiency Apartment has undergone some updating and renovation without losing it's old-style Keys charm! Enjoy a fully equipped kitchen, bedroom, sitting room and most especially the view!

Your host, Kevin And Dana
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Our cool and comfortable Efficiency Apartment has undergone some updating and renovation without losing it's old-style Keys charm! Enjoy a fully equipped kitchen, bedroom, sitting room and most especially the view!

The Space

The Efficiency is constantly undergoing upgrades and renovation without losing it's old-style Keys charm and decor. The space consists of, as you walk through the front door which faces the beautiful Gulf of Mexico: A small sitting room with couch, coffee table, TV and DVD player, followed by a queen bed and full kitchen and sizable restroom (although the shower stall is narrow). Full water view, private patio table/chairs and barbecue provided. A little quirky and a little funky ala old-style Keys, but very clean, very comfortable, very "homey"!

Guest Access

Private patio with table, chairs and barbecue. Kayaks, snorkeling gear, bicycles provided at no charge. Shared laundry facilities, Bocci Court. Sailboats available for separate rental.

Interaction with Guests

We interact as much or as little as our guests request. The only other guests you will encounter on this property are those renting the other two available units on the property.

The Neighborhood

It's a little slice of paradise, nestled in coconut palms, papaya trees, and sea oats. It's very quiet, peaceful, relaxing and secluded.

Getting around

Free parking included.

Other Things to Note

Lots of natural flora and fauna like herons, egrets, iguanas, barracuda, parrot fish, needle fish..... :-)

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
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  • If you are looking for a place to stay in the keys do yourself a favor and look no further. I have stayed on this property on two previous occasions however this has been my best visit yet. I stayed in the efficiency with my fiancé and it had everything anyone would need. Kevin and Dana are doing amazing things to this property, they are top-notch hosts. Dana is super artsy and even made me a small keepsake to take home (my heart melted). I cannot say enough about these two and this wonderful property. My only regret is that I could not stay longer. Thank you Kevin and Dana !!!

    July 2014
  • We had a great time at Dana's and Kevin's place. They were incredibly helpful and a good laugh. The property is fantastic, access to snorkeling,hammocks,bbq...everything for a great vacation! Would love to return!

    June 2014
  • Ein wuuuuuunderschöner Ort zum Entspannen, Kayak fahren, Grillen am Meer und einfach die Seele baumeln lassen. Kevin und Dana sind super nett. Kevin erzählt gerne von der Umgebung und hat uns mit auf eine Segelboot Tour mitgenommen.

    June 2014
  • Awesome host! Our very first time using airbnb..huge thumbs up!

    June 2014
  • You should stay here.

    We are a 30-something couple and we rented the efficiency unit on our first trip to the Keys. We spent only 2 nights before moving on to Key West for 3, but if I had it to do over again, I would have stayed in this place longer. It is much more laid back and private than Key West, where the bar life rules. Here, the focus is more on the hammock and gas grill and cold A/C.

    We used the snorkeling gear - saw tons of fish, lobster and other sea life. We utilized the 2 person kayak and walked from the back yard right into the ocean. Within a few hundred yards we paddled ourselves randomly right next to a group of 5 dolphins! Great experience. We got some sub par video of it!

    Kevin and Dana were very accommodating. Kevin is very knowledgeable about the area and is a fantastic host. He even took us out on a sunset cruise and snapped some great photos for us on the boat.

    The efficiency was all we needed. The bed is a bit firm for my liking, but it worked out alright. There was ample cookware and dishes. The shower is tiny, but gets the job done. It didn't feel too confined, had an open layout. Its no 5 star, but it suited us just fine.

    Thank you for the great memories!

    May 2014
  • It was a great trip. Kevin and Dana were fun hosts. Kevin was especially helpful with suggestions and recommendations for where to go, what to eat, etc., and just having fun conversations. We recommend it.

    May 2014
  • It was our first time using Airbnb, so we were a little nervous about it, but as soon as we arrived at the property, all of our worries disappeared. Kevin and Dana were great hosts. The property is perfectly designed for relaxation and adventure. We went snorkeling, used the Kayaks, lounged by the water, and Kevin took us out on the boat for a sunset cruise. It's conveniently located, with great restaurants, sightseeing, and recreation nearby. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.

    May 2014
  • Nous préfèrerions vous dire de ne pas y aller pour garder ce petit bout de paradis pour nous...
    Mais Kevin et Dana sont si gentils que nous ne pouvons nous résoudre à faire cela!
    Un accueil parfait, un décor de carte postale, des activités pour toute la famille, bref, le rêve.
    Le rdv est déjà pris pour l'année prochaine.
    Mention spéciale pour Kevin et Dana sans qui le séjour n'aurait pas été le même...

    May 2014
  • We had a delightful time at Best of Both Worlds. Our gracious hosts Kevin and Dana made sure we had what we needed to pass our time. It was so very relaxing and quiet. The description and pictures are very accurate. The other guests were very pleasant, and we had just the right amount of space--quite a bit of privacy! Dana even gave us a couple of coconuts to drink! Bikes, kayaks, snorkeling...all right there for us in paradise!

    May 2014
  • My girlfriend and I stayed here recently after a few days in Miami and it was exactly what we were looking; a relaxing and slower paced time on beautiful Isla Morada. The grounds are well maintained and Kevin and Dana were excellent hosts, very friendly and accommodating. The location is perfect too because it feels less commercially developed and more scenic in that area than Key Largo, making it a great place to just get away from it all. The Efficiency was a bit on the smaller side but cozy for a couple. Highly recommend staying here.

    April 2014
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