Come experience the feeling you get at this special property. This house is on WIDE water. You will have plenty of room outside to sun & relax. Tropical wildlife! Sunsets! Stars! The longer you stay the more magic this place provides. I welcome you!
Private Studio Bedroom with private bath and full kitchen is your ground floor of this house ON THE WATER. Queen bed and small sofa-bed. Window facing the wide basin, offers wildlife viewing from inside. Shower, no tub. NETFLIX & High speed WIFI access. House located in quiet boating community.
Spectacular sunsets. The tarpon basin has lots of fish and is often a Manatee gathering site. Odds are in your favor that you'll see manatees relaxing here & see gamefish well over 3 feet long breaking the surface. So far, each guest has. Underwater lighting adds a fun dimension to the property.
The longer you stay the more magic this place provides, I assure you. Last weekend there was a Bald Eagle hunting above the islands, right out back! Other occasional sightings from the property include Roseate Spoonbills, Pink Flamingos & Bottlenose Dolphins.
Sorry, breakfast is not included in this deal.
A great place to get your Kayak, canoe or Paddleboard wet. Its a short paddle to Florida Bay for a swim, to fish or to watch the sunset. Or make your way to the Everglades National Park to enjoy all it has to offer.
Remember, the Florida Keys is the Fishing Capital of the World, with both offshore and backcountry access. Pick your target species and go after your trophy. Fishing dreams come true here.
Beautiful little private kitchen with black granite counter tops, wood cabinets, oven/cooktop, microwave, fridge/freezer. Air Conditioning. Ceiling fan. Free Parking right in front.
Not to be compared with land-locked properties.
Be careful, you might fall in love with this lifestyle.
5 minutes by boat to Everglades National park,
5 minutes by boat or car to various Restaurants & Bars.
5 minutes to Dive shops, Boat Ramps/Rentals/Charters,
5 minutes to Glass Bottom Boat Tours
3 minutes to Shopping (Groceries, Pharmacy, Liquor, Coral/Seashells)
10 minutes to John Pennekamp State Park Entrance
3 minutes to Laundry
10 minutes to Tavernier creek
15 minutes to Islamorada
Guests will have access to the sizeable open area between the house and the dock, as well as some access to the dock and floating dock. Unit rental does not include boat dockage. Please do not go on or near any boat if docked there or on the davits/lift.
There is ample private parking on the street side. Upstairs and the storage room downstairs is our space. Please know that if we are there, you are always welcome to knock on our door.
If you need items stored for the duration of your stay please inform us & we'll try to accommodate this.
We try to greet all of our guests when they arrive and we like to spend some time getting to know them, as well as letting them get a feel for what kind of folks we are. We respect guests privacy yet offer our attention when requested. Guests will get a password to use our WIFI upon request.
We have NETFLIX & WIFI for our guests!!!
The longer you gaze into the basin, the more you'll see! Tarpon, angelfish, filefish, parrotfish, hogfish, snook, snapper, manatees, shoals of small fish, dolphins, YES DOLPHINS, crabs, shrimp and eels are just some of what you might see. Underwater light provides for night viewing.
Frequently people in the neighborhood like to swim and kayak in the waters behind the house, but don't expect a crowd by any means. I've never seen more than a few people back there at once.
Please resist temptation to feed the iguanas, manatees & dolphins. Obey the laws.
Fishing at dock must be licensed and obey state and federal regulations. (such as, but not limited to, size restrictions for various species of fish)
Do not approach, feed, touch or bother manatees in any way. No lobstering allowed anywhere in our basin.
Do not flush anything but human waste down the toilets.
The kitchen sink does NOT have a garbage disposer, so please don't put anything but water in there. Use the hose extension to the kitchen faucet to reach all areas with water and avoid trying to turn the main faucet arm left and right. It should not move and trying to will do so will damage it.
Do not dump anything into the Tarpon basin.
Please take out trash each night if possible to keep pests to a minimum.
There are plenty of open places to smoke outside if you have to. Please don't smoke inside the unit.
Please feed the fish, but only oats or things a fish would eat. Make sure that IF you throw fish parts in the water, please properly puncture all parts that will hold air so that all pieces sink!
Be courteous to neighbors with regard to late night noise, etc.
Please don't touch the davit gears, cables, wires, plugs or switches!!!
There will be a key available for you to lock your bedroom whenever you leave. It is very important you not lose that key or take it with you when you check out. There is a $25 CHARGE WHEN KEYS ARE LOST OR OTHERWISE UNAVAILABLE FOR THE OWNER!
Have the time of your life!
I love to scuba dive and snorkel and have decades of local experience as well as diving in the Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexico, Belize and Bali. I am an accomplished fisherman, although I don't fish as often as I used to. Biggest yet is a 533.5 lb. Blue Marlin. When I'm not on my 23 foot power boat, I love to kayak & sail. Life gives us a chance to create, so I specialize in photography, sculpture and painting. I also love to mess with photographs on the computer creating many enjoyable digital images. Food is one of the true pleasures of life, so I jump at the chance to eat fresh fish, sushi and good steaks too. One of the best parts of my travels is trying the local specialties.