38 a musician from the Bay Area. California.
The house is lovely, although we were out and about most days. The cats on the property can be a little intense when you just want to sit outside on the porch (they want attention or food) but otherwise were all very friendly and didn't bother us. We used the kayaks once, but would not recommend anyone use them during the weekend (boaters in the canal can be a little inconsiderate of kayakers) and save it for the week when there's less boat traffic. Didn't go out on the pontoon (it was in desperate need of repairs), but would recommend Island Time Cruises (huge paddlewheel boat that offers dinner, drinks, and dancing, and of course a beautiful sunset!), just a short drive from the house.
Joey and Vivian are two beautiful people and wonderful host. A friend and I stayed here for one night and I wished we stayed longer. The house is exactly what is depicted in the pictures; very clean, and welcoming. Joey offered fresh coconut water that he picked from his tree as we arrived and it was so refreshing. Vivian played her guitar for us and sung a couple of tunes. The art in the home is beautiful and unique. I did not want to leave and I will definitely be back. If your thinking of visiting the keys do not hesitate to stay here, you will not regret it.
I had a wonderful stay! Beautiful gardens and dock, creative energy, down to earth hosts who were so fun to chat with, but also gave me space for relaxing down time. The wrap around deck and gorgeous plants with the cats wandering around made me feel like I was in an exotic novel or movie. The hot tub on the roof was perfect for winding down after a long day of traveling. I highly recommend staying here!
Arias's house was everything we pictured it to be and we enjoyed our stay very much. Joey gave us a really warm welcome. We were free to take the kajaks out for a ride along the beautiful water and mangroves behind the house. The paintings and art around the house and the amazing garden were really cool. The bedroom had a luxurious bathroom with whirpool, and before we went to bed we enjoyed the hot tub under the starry night sky. I would recommend this place to everyone!
Endroit magique! Nous aimerions y retourner.
Joey is a wonderful host. The room, the home and the location are top notch. We enjoyed seeing the Manatees in the canal and kayaking the canal. The hot tub on the upper deck is the perfect place to see the stars. The location is perfect; minutes from great restaurants and John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. And you can't help but love the incredible art that graces the home. Thanks for a great stay!
We arrived at Arias's house after cycling from Long Key state Park.
It was a lovely clean welcoming house. We were given a nice tour of the house. We were able to use there kayaks and saw a lovey sunset and in the morning on our little ride we saw a manatee.
It was a very quiet and relaxing and had a very comfortable sleep. I wish I was still there.
Magnifique maison dans un endroit hors du temps!! Couple accueillant et maison très propre. Le dépaysement est garanti!
What a wonderfull house and really nice host. Viviane and Joey are so great . We loved our stay in this house and defnitely recomend it.Would love to come again... The bedroom and the bathroom are better than in a deluxe hotel! Every morning we can enjoy our breakfast with manatee just by the canal in front of the house!
It was a great house with a great bed, bathroom and outside jacuzzi! I would really recommend it! Great hosts as well!
Darryl was a great guest :) From his very own live music using his guitar or violin to helping me take pictures for my website :) Easy to talk to and pretty laid back I enjoyed the company. I would not hesitate to have him in my home again.
I liked Darryl very much, she is a sensitive and creative woman and her paintings are so beautiful.She was travelling wit her son Aries, and it was a big pleasure to me to hear him playing the violin in my garden.We had nice talks and funny jokes .Sharing positive moments.
Darryl and her friend Beth were delightful. Not only were they perfect guests, but we really, really, really liked them both. So easy to sit around and chat with, not too mention how talented they both are. They are both amazing artists.
They arrived on time, left as scheduled and left their room clean. You could not ask for better and more considerate guests.