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Fall In Love With Our Ocean Front Home!

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 28 - 30 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 3 Bath, Ocean views, Private Beach and Dock.

Come fall in love with the “Pelican Roost” our Ocean Front home in the Florida Keys. Enjoy the laid back life style under the palms with an ocean breeze, the excitement of the big catch, diving on the only coral reef sanctuary in North America, paddle boarding/kayaking silently thru the bay, and/or bird watching right from our back deck, dock, or private sandy beach.

Our home is just off Tavernier Creek which allows you boating access to either the Ocean and/or the Florida Bay. This prime location is just over 1 hour from the Miami International Airport and 2 hours from Key West. We are 30 minutes by car or boat to John Pennekamp National Marine Sanctuary. (http://www.floridastateparks.org/pennekamp). The area features some of the best diving and fishing in the world. Nearby is Islamorada, known as the “Sportsfishing Capital of the World”. The house sits on a beautiful bay off the ocean which is great for paddle boarding and kayaking. 2 Bikes, 2 Paddle Boards, and 2 kayaks are included for your use. The house is convenient to great restaurants and shopping, many within biking or walking distance.

When you enter our second floor home, you are immediately struck with the awesome ocean view. The entire back of the house features sliding glass doors that bring the outside in. The open floor plan is great for cooking, dining, and socializing. The kitchen features a breakfast bar, the dining room features a large table that seats up to ten, and the living area features a Tommy Bahamas relaxed style with cable HDTV and Hi-speed wireless. There are tile floors throughout, except for the three bedrooms, which are carpeted. Each bedroom has a king size bed, large dresser and closet. The 2-bedroom wing has a Jack and Jill lavatory with a shared shower. A full bathroom is located next to the 3rd bedroom. There is a large covered upper deck that extends across the back of the house to enjoy the view, the Ocean breeze, and outside living. It features a large patio table, gas grill, and outdoor seating. The lower level features an abundant covered patio area.

The house has a very private backyard with an amazing view of the Atlantic Ocean. A small private beach is perfect for building sandcastles, catching hermit crabs, or launching small water craft. Enjoy an afternoon nap or book in the hammock shaded by coconut palms with our prevailing southeast ocean breeze.

The property has a large dock with seating just steps from the house. It is a perfect place for a quiet cup of coffee or cocktail with friends. The dock overlooks a small quiet bay and the Tavernier Creek ocean channel, where boat and bird watching is at its best. There is also a fish cleaning station, outdoor shower, and water for cleaning your boat. An outboard or I/O boat up to 24 feet can be accommodated with some restrictions. Come enjoy some of the best Ocean or Florida Bay fishing, snorkeling, diving, kayaking, or paddle boarding right at the house or just minutes away.

Free WiFi. Xfinity Cable TV. Large Stainless Propane BBQ Grill. Minimum rental is 28 days.

More Details

Donna Wilson
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2018

About Donna Wilson

As a family of long time Floridians, we have celebrated Birthdays, Holidays and many family get togethers at the Pelican Roost. We are avid fishermen, love our water sports, the laid back Keys life style, and have enjoyed our home thru several generations. This is not just a rental but has been a family vacation home since 1983. We hope to find others who will enjoy our home as much as we do.

Donna Wilson purchased this house in 1983

Why Donna Wilson chose Islamorada

We love our amazing location overlooking the ocean and Tavernier Creek, as well as its convenient proximity to boating, deep sea fishing, inshore fishing, snorkeling, diving, paddle boarding, kayaking, all right outside your doorstep. We are in a great location for restaurants, shopping, and activities all very close. Some of the best diving and fishing in the world are right out our window.

What makes this house unique

With its close proximity to the Greater Miami area & airports, and being just off of Tavernier Creek for Ocean and Florida Bay boating access, this a perfect location in the Florida Keys. Relax on the covered back porch, in the hammock under the palms, or on the dock overlooking the ocean, as ocean breezes wash over you. Also, some of the best restaurants, shopping, and spas are close by.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Islamorada in Monroe County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bathroom has a shared shower with Bathroom # 3
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bathroom has a shared shower with Bathroom # 1
  • 3 One is a jack and jill bathroom with a shared shower room.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Ocean View!
  • 3 Bedrooms, all with a King Size Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(6 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

The best you can get on for a vacation

  • 5 of 5

We did fell in love with that ocean front house on our Christmas vacation 2015-2016. We never took the time to write a review but our kids are still talking about this vacation -so Iam finally taking the time to do it. The rental process was easy and smooth. Donna the owner thought about everything. The house has everything you need for a vacation on the keys and the view was just amazing. We hope to come back one day! Thank you Donna Wilson! The Lade Family

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great family friendly house.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Joliet, Illinois

Wonderful waterfront home!

  • 5 of 5

We have been vacationing in the keys for 15 years and this is the best home we have stayed in. It is spacious, clean and well equipped. The ocean views are amazing! Also having kayaks, paddle boards and bikes available was great. Can't wait to return next year!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pelican Roost, a slice of paradise

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a Pelican Roost in April 2016. The L-shaped house is at the end of the street on the ocean side, which provided for a very quiet and private vacation away from neighbors and the highway noise. The house is extremely well equipped with anything you could possibly need, from kayaks to kitchen knives. In fact, I have been traveling for 40+ years and I have never been to a property so well supplied. And it was immaculate upon our arrival. The yard has a small sandy beach with shallow water, a nice dock that accommodates a reasonable sized boat, a hammock between 3 palm trees, lots of comfortable outdoor furniture, 2 paddleboards, 2 kayaks, 2 bicycles, and numerous other beach items for the kids. And the best part is the incredible ocean views. Located at the ocean end of Tavernier Creek, the boat traffic is clearly visible. The owner is friendly and very quick to respond to emails and questions. We have been visiting the Florida Keys since 1989 and this is now one of our favorite rental homes. In my opinion, barring a hurricane, it would be impossible to be uncomfortable at this property.

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay! We hope to have you back again!
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Heaven on Earth!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to spend a relaxing vacation. You immediately feel at home as soon as you set foot in the house. The views are spectacular and the back porch is the place to be to enjoy them. The owners have thought of everything to make your stay enjoyable. They have gone the extra mile to provide bikes, kayaks, and even paddleboards. The property is in a quiet neighborhood but also close to the main highway. You can't go wrong staying here. We hope to stay here again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Deb, I am so glad you all enjoyed your stay and we hope to have you back soon!
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Miami, FL

Beautiful! You will love it here!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed on this property many times. It has breathtaking views, great accommodations, is clean and you will love it!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Old Tavernier
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Old Tavernier
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Plantation Yacht Harbor
Car: not necessary

In the quaint town of Islamorada. Best restaurants, outdoor bars, live music, shopping and local festivals in the Florida Keys, all at your finger tips. Walk to shopping and restaurants. But when you get to the home you will have quiet, serene views and very private. Located at the end of a cul-de-sac. Boat, fish, or take in the beauty right from your back yard.

1 mile from Founders Park with Olympic Pool, tennis courts, dog park, beach, marina, bandstand, and baseball park.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Islamorada, Florida Keys

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
My Standard Rate
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £178.58
Cleaning Fee £142.86
Refundable Damage Deposit £357.15
Property Damage Protection £42.14
Tax Rate 12.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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