|Minimum Stay||5 - 6 nights|
Thank you for giving consideration to our home in the Florida Keys.
We hope we can welcome you as our guests, and look forward to helping you plan Your P E R F E C T Dream Holiday.
Our home is situated in the Kawama Tower at Kawama Yacht Club and is modern and spacious with contemporary furnishings that give a sense of light and airiness and tropical marine themes.
In 2015-16 we have replaced the windows throughout, repainted, we removed carpets and as you can see have just fitted the modern rectified rectangular Tiles throughout. We have a very good cleaning lady so you are going to find a clean, fresh, bright place for your vacation. We also just fitted brand new Air Conditioning and a brand new Sofa-Set in May 2016. i.e. the place is well cared for and maintained....
A combination of beautifully maintained gardens, pools and waterside facilities ensure a lovely base for a Family or a Romantic Couples holiday and to explore the unique Florida Keys.
Two of the pools are tiled 'heated' pools including the 'Oasis Pool'. Additionally one of the pools is a large palm fringed saltwater swimming lagoon which is approximately 300 metres long and incorporates swimming platforms for the children and has many colourful Fish to feed. There are two all weather floodlit tennis courts. There's a marina and dockage slips are available to rent locally. We have a small beach area giving access to the Ocean for swimming and snorkelling. together with some seating and sun loungers just 2 minutes walk or 150 yards from the Kawama Tower. The property as a whole enjoys landscaped areas with PalmTrees and themed ‘South Seas’ style Tikki shelters and Gazebos for shade in relaxation areas.
The community is gated for privacy and enjoys 24hr manned security.
135m2 / 1388 ft2 = Spacious open plan living space + Balcony with Ocean View
Tile throughout for cleanliness.
Fully Air-conditioned – renewed with brand new system May 2016.
Living Room features 2 x 3 piece leather sofa’s. One of the Natuzzi Leather sofas converts to a sleeper. Sofas brand new Natuzzi Leather sofas in May 2016.
Coral stone effect dining & occasional furniture.
Kitchen is well equipped with small and large appliances. Dining area seats 6.
2 large Bedrooms :
Bedroom #1 = Queen Bed + Posture-Pedic mattress + En-Suite Bathroom with walk in shower :
Bedroom #2 = 2 x Full Size / Double beds + Posture-pedic mattresses + En-suite Bathroom with shower over bath.
We provide a luxury foldaway crib and high chair with bedding for families with little people.
Soft furnishings on beds, sheets + towels are luxury quality.
Washer dryer. Private dedicated high speed wi-fi internet access is included.
42’’ Plasma HD TV.
4th Floor aspect, elevated balcony views of the Ocean looking east & Rock Harbor lagoons looking west, with the unique treehouse effect of mature breeze filled palm trees.
The property is maintained to high standards and we renew soft furnishings each year brand new, we re-decorate as necessary on a 3-4 month cycle and replace major furnishings on a structured cycle.
Elevator access to Kawama Tower. Parking is free under and around the building.
Unique Features of the Kawama Yacht Club :
Quiet location = 1.5 Km from busy main highway US.1.
Most other accommodations in the Keys are right alongside busy US1 and suffer from Road Noise.
We enjoy an Ocean Front setting in a region of incredible natural beauty, situated on a peninsular between a Bird Sanctuary to the west and John Pennekamp Marine Coral Reef State Park adjoining to the East.
Expansive grounds = 30 acres / 12 Hectares
Kawama Yacht Club is gated for privacy and security.
Ocean access and waterfrontage for swimming. Kawama features two sandy beach areas 450 feet from the Elevator. These have thatched palm sun shelters and tables, plentiful seating, together with some outdoor cooking facilities.
The Oasis Pool is located just 100 feet / 30 metres from the elevator.
The community benefits from maintained tropical foliage and gardens in the main public areas.
Guests have access to two tiled, temperature maintained pools. Oasis Pool is heated in winter, cooled in summer.
A 1000 feet long Saltwater lagoon with swimming platforms for children and full of colourful fish to feed and snorkel with.
Two floodlit hard tennis courts, and a pier which is a popular location for the daily sunset celebration and which also offers fishing opportunities from the point. There is also a modern children’s play area with climbing equipment and swings.
The marina offers facilities to individuals wishing to bring their own watercraft, with a free to use ramp for renters together with dockage rentals (at additional cost).
There are several paths and private roadways around the Yacht Club so you can walk around the saltwater lake, out to the pier, past the waterfront and around the wider property and outwards to explore the local vicinity.
Local activities and attractions:
A more complete list of activities and attractions are detailed in our local amenities and excursion planning document attachment as well as being featured on our website.
Our YouTube channel : KeyLargoHolidayRental.com also shows off many of the local activities & attractions….
The Florida Keys with their elevated aerial highways are undoubtedly one of the great scenic drives in the World. It’s also a place of immense natural diversity and beauty and through the network of State and National Parks and the many recreational opportunities available to the visitor along the Keys and the local region, you will find the natural world is very accessible. Every water sport or activity on, above or below the sea is popular.
Excellent fishing is available as well as boat trips to suit all pockets. Boating, swimming, kite surfing, paddle boarding, kayaking, water skiing, jet skiing, snorkelling, scuba diving and sailing are simply a way of life for Keys residents. A host of opportunities exist for visitors to join in. If you fancy something a little more relaxing there’s simply lounging in the sun with a book, bobbing in the water, romancing and sunset dinners to enjoy.
Then there’s diverse cultural interests from arts, a rich music scene, and sporting activities also competing for your enjoyment on vacation.
To Confirm a Booking:
We will need, your full home address, your land line and cell no's please, your email addresses, and the members of your party together with their ages for the lease documentation. We’ll send you a booking form on request to book.
Access to the property:
In terms of keys to the property, we will either express mail these to you or make them available via our ‘Lockbox’.
Joining instructions we will send electronically some weeks or months before you travel.
Let us know if this is of interest, and we can talk further about the financial aspects of a lease.
The digital pictures on the website will give you a good feel for the general quality of Kawama Yacht Club though. We'll also send you a vacation planning guide in an adobe pdf document...
Please note that unlike many units you will find in the Keys - this is our second home not just a rental unit, we therefore not only maintain it to very high standards but the furnishings are as you would want your home to be, we also care about your vacation – you are not just the next renter you are also a guest in our home..
If you require verification of ownership, please ask us, we are more than happy to provide local government information in Florida from which you can validate our ownership and our valid licences for undertaking vacation rentals.
Please feel free to discuss any other aspects of your trip with us i.e. finer detail and facilities in Key Largo and the Upper Keys, we are more than happy to help with any questions you may have.
We look forward to discussing the way forward regarding your enquiry.
Andrew Exley & Sally Budd
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Kawama Tower 406,
Kawama Yacht Club
1530 Ocean Bay Drive
We have owned and rented our displayed unit since 1999.
As regular travellers ourselves, we have continued to champion the Perfect Vacation experience for all our guests.
Sally is a chartered accountant =CPA , so our honesty and professionalism may be relied on. Andrew develops and manages our wider portfolio of investment rental properties in various locations. Bottom line, is that we have a broad experience of property management and good standards and ownership practices.
We are licensed with both Monroe County and Florida State with the appropriate professional standards documentation to undertake vacation rentals.
At November 2016, we are part of a group of short term vacation providing owners, and our HOA are also engaged in process regarding the new ordnance concerning Monroe County's new 'Vacation Rental License'. At 22nd November 2016, following initial special notices in the community which have been adjourned until March 23rd, Our HOA and the County's legal team are moving to negotiate renewal of our community's exemptive status for short-term rentals of less than 28 days as we are within a gated community. This is 'work in progress' although you are assured that we are working to as far as we can see, to all the other statutes within our region including Tax,(State & BedTax(collect and remit)Safety & Fire Regs and Management practices.
Our Condo to us is not just an income generating rental property, it is our second home where we look to spend quality time. This means to you as a potential renter that the property is impeccably maintained and the specification of furnishings is what you would want it to be in your own home.
We hope we can welcome you as our guests, and look forward to helping you plan Your P E R F E C T Dream Holiday in the Fabulous Florida Keys.
Andrew Exley or Sally Budd purchased this apartment in 1999
*Oceanfront location, Salt Air & Breezy Palms, Wonderful Ocean and Water views, Fabulous facilities, all FREE to USE. Including 2 Tiled Pools and a Saltwater Lagoon. There are Tennis courts, Free dedicated WIFI, a Beach which has lovely mature breezy Palm Trees, Tikki Shelters for shade from the Sun, lots of Sun- Loungers, Walkways down into the Ocean, Snorkelling at the waterfront around the rocks, Waterside Barbecues, a Saltwater Lagoon with swimming platforms for the children, whether you are 8 or 80, active or wanting to relax. It is simply a lovely location. The whole 20 acre community is Gated for Privacy and has a manned Security Gate 24/7. Parking is close to the building.
* Our apartment is Furnished to a high standard. It's light and airy we are sure you will enjoy the Arts and ‘Tropical Style’ design themes in the property.
* Hygiene standards - We have a good cleaning lady who keeps it immaculate.
* Structured maintenance happens several times a year, we use the place ourselves frequently, so the property is not just a PURE RENTAL.
*The kitchen has a range of all the small equipment so often missing in rental properties. You will feel comfortable about being able to cook proper meals and feel as though you are at home.
* Spacious = 135m2 / 1388 sq feet all on one level - check out the size of virtually any other two bedroom property in the Keys - nearly all are considerably smaller in design.
* Open plan format in living space enhances sense of space.
* Elevated Views from 4th floor balcony in an Oceanfront locale - see pictures.
* All on one level with elevator access helpful for more mature guests or anyone with mobility issues
* Away from the noise of busy US1 - most rental accommodation and hotels are adjacent the main highway in the Keys. There’s a true sense of serenity and tranquillity in our location. We always say it’s an ‘Escape from Reality’ when we
arrive back at our Keys Home…
We had been vacationing in the Keys for many years and looking for a suitable property to buy which would offer a range of quality amenities, space and a tranquil location.
Our choice was eventually easy after reviewing every condominium community virtually from Key West, through Marathon and upto Key Largo. We even rented some to test the locations for potential purchase and living in those locations.
We settled on Kawama Tower owing to the unique combination of location as it's in the middle of everything and the location amenities within the community are what we were looking for.
These include three swimming pools for your use.
Two are tiled 'heated' pools including the 'Oasis Pool' which is conveniently situated just 30 metres/100 feet from the elevator. Additionally one of the pools is a large palm fringed salt-water swimming lagoon which is approximately 1000 feet long and incorporates swimming platforms for the children and has many colourful Parrot Fish to feed and snorkel with. There are two floodlit hard tennis courts. There's a marina and dockage slips are available to rent locally. We have a beach area just 2 minutes walk or 150 yards from the Kawama Tower. This is landscaped with palm trees and themed with ‘South Seas’ style Tikki shelters for shade with plenty of seating and several beach barbecues for your free use.
The community is gated for privacy and enjoys 24hr security.
The grounds are landscaped, with tropical foliage and flowers growing everywhere, and there is a landscaping contract that maintains the grounds each week.
In combination, all of these elements make an attractive destination to visit. Both for us as owners, and for you as guests looking for quality accommodation for your vacation.
Gabi Trimmel from Austria - 3rd time visitor - really enjoyed our stay this year :
Margaret Mason of Lightwater - I am very pleased we were not disappointed, the apartment had everything we needed and offered a very comfortable base for us to explore the Keys south to Key West and north to Miami and the Everglades. When I booked I was not sure that Key Largo was the right location for us. I am very glad that we did. We had a wonderful time. Needless to say in our stay we only covered a small proportion of what the Keys had to offer. We will pleased to visit Kawama Yacht Club again :
Mark Thomason of Warrington - second time visitor - Again we had a really enjoyable stay :
David Woodhouse of Uxbridge - Thanks for the lovely apartment, really enjoyed holiday and will do it again :
Chris & Nicky Cross of Northampton - had a lovely holiday and didn't want to come home, thought your apartment was brilliant and very comfortable :
Anne Mills of Chatham - Your place was lovely :
We stayed at Andrew's and Sally's lovely apartment for two weeks. The facilities at Kawama are superb and the location is great for exploring the Keys.
Communications were great throughout.
We hope to be back in the not too distant future and would recommend this property to anyone.
The owners were very easy to work with and responded quickly to questions. I really appreciated the time they spent making personal recommendations for activities and restaurants. We took full advantage of the state park pass they graciously provided and spent time at the beaches where my boys found tons of crabs, watched kite surfers, and saw iguanas and snakes beside the paths. The resort is very nice and in a great location. The lagoon is so beautiful, watch for the tarpon and lobsters. The condo itself is clean and fresh, Andrew's artwork is a nice touch. My only criticism is that the glass on the glass top tables move, we had to educate our boys to be very careful. Wonderful place, it really adds to the whole vacation experience!
A great condo, offering everything you could need in this well appointed, clean and equipped property. Also ideal for fishing, a good swimming pool, and tennis courts. Above all is the help and assistance you get from the owners. Don't hesitate!
We stayed at Sally and Andrew´s place for a week. When we looked for a place to stay, we wanted a place not to far of Key West and Miami, and this place was just great!
There were lots of places to eat out, things to see, and Key West and Miami was not to far away.
The apartment was great, Andrew was too! Everthing regarding the stay were done in a professionel way. Both before the stay and after. The way of paying could have been easier though, but that is not a big problem
We had a great time, all four of us visiting from Norway. If anyone should ask me where to stay in that erea, I have absolutely no problem telling them about Sally and Andrew´s place!
PS: Make shure to have the time to eat at Mrs Mac´s Kitchen...
My fiancé and I rented Andrew and Sally’s beautiful condo for one week in January and it was one of the best vacations we’ve ever had!
Driving up to the Kawama Yacht Club, the first thing you see is the palm trees and tropical growth. The grounds of Kawama are very nicely manicured. Check in, the lock box /key entry, finding the condo from the main road in Key Largo was all very unproblematic. Being at Kawama Yacht Club feels like you’re away from the world, yet your only a minutes’ drive from events, dive centers, stores, excursions, and restaurants. There’s Ballyhoos restaurant, where we ate the best lobster, key lime pie, and all you can eat stone crab claws in all of Key Largo. We had a wonderful breakfast at the local’s favorite, Docs Dinner. The Conch House, and had a great Conch Chowder, which if you go to the Keys, you have to try! The Pilot House and Calypsos was also nice! They are both on the same road as Kawama Yacht Club and are within walking distance. If you eat at the outdoor bar you get a great view of incoming boats and pelicans in the marina. The Big Chill, is on the water, and the sunset from the outdoor bar is nothing short of stunning! There is also a Kmart and Publix grocery store close by. If you go to the Publix, you have to buy one of their key lime pies, they’re amazing!
The condo was perfect! When you walk in, you’re greeted by beautiful tropical Florida design! The leather couches are clean and in great condition, both bathrooms are very nicely done, the carpets are clean, the balcony is tiled with clean furniture to relax on, and the kitchen is very clean and fully stocked with everything you would need to cook a meal! The new bathroom with the tiled shower is very nice! The other bathroom is good also, as it has a bath tub, perfect for taking cool baths, after a long day in the sun. The TV in the living room is big and has a great picture on it. Over all the condo was updated, clean, and comfortable.
My fiancé and I spent our days lying by the pool, we’d move to the beach and then to the lagoon! I didn’t know a lot of history about Kawama until we arrived and I was greeted by some of the friendly locals at the complex. Apparently the area was host to the navy seals training program back in the day. The lagoon, at the deepest is 65 feet deep and has two ladders that extend down to the bottom. There is a plethora of tropical fish and coral in the lagoon. I strongly suggest going to the local dive shop and purchasing
My husband and I and two friends stayed in this apartment for 3 weeks in February. The apartment is lovely, very well equipped and clean. We felt very much at home here, so much so we are going back in February 2012!
Kawama Towers is in a quiet location but readily accessible for shops restaurants and places to visit. we thoroughly enjoyed our time in the Keys and would recommend it.
Situated on the southern tip of Key Largo on the Atlantic Ocean surrounded by azure seas the locality is truly beautiful for the discerning visitor seeking that holiday of a lifetime in the unique Florida Keys. We are just a convenient 70 minutes drive from Miami. Kawama enjoys the position of being set on an unspoilt peninsular between the virgin habitat of a bird sanctuary to the south and the beautifully preserved John Pennekamp Marine Coral State Park to the north.
Before we bought, we stayed at properties adjacent to US.1. We also viewed similar properties within 50 miles on the Keys chain that offered the ability to rent weekly as we always knew we wanted to cover some of the costs of ownership through renting the apartment. Our Kawama Tower apartment benefits from being REALLY QUIET - at 3/4 mile off US1, and literally on the Ocean, it is peaceful. We found traffic noise invasive at night when you wanted to sleep with properties that stand alongside US1.
Other Activities: swimming with dolphins : snorkelling : boating : fine dining : ecotours : casino cruises : sunset sailing crusies
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£324|
|Cleaning Service||£71 + Tax|
We prefer to rent the property for weekly rentals. Through the most popular seasons we operate with a SATURDAY 'preferred' changeover day. We are somewhat flexible though and we'll try to dovetail shorter stays.
Ask us for a 'custom quote' if you have different requirements, especially during the off peak months.
Holding Deposit to Confirm Reservation $ 400 per week in Americas,Canada & Rest of World. capped at $ 800.
Holding Deposit to Confirm Reservation £ 250 per week in UK & Europe, capped at £500
Display Rates INCLUDE applicable Sales Tax 12.5%, comprising 7.5% to FLA State and 5% so called Bed Tax to Monroe County.
They also include End of rental cleaning charges. ($89plus tax) within display pricing) they also include 3.5% credit card/electronic transaction fees within the display pricing. You'll also see that HomeAway apply an additional SERVICE FEE.
Rates INCLUDE Utilities (Cable TV except premium channels,Dedicated Private WiFi,Water,Electric)
We have built into our rates (25th August 2016), the costs of using your credit card via PayPal and/or Homeaway's Own Payment System for the rental part of the transaction. You may talk with us via Facebook @andrew.exley63