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Waterfront Paradise with Free Dockage

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Islamorada Waterfront Paradise with Free Dockage



There are still openings in February.

This is a very popular rental, so book your preferred time well in advance.

I reply to EVERY inquiry. If you do not receive a reply, please contact me again!


Dive right into paradise while staying at Casa Rio. With a beautiful view from a raised master studio in the Florida Keys you can quickly relax and transform into 'island time.' This exclusive bayside home is situated in a secluded half acre location in Islamorada with quick access to the Florida Bay and Atlantic Ocean. Your master suite has its own private entrance and convenient on-site park parking while being attached to a true Florida Keys style home. Relax in the chikki hut while soaking in the beauty of the wide, private canal. Catch a glimpse of the elusive manatee grazing on the sea-grass as it swims by the dock. Casa Rio, is conveniently located midway between Miami and Key West. Closest airports are located in Ft. Lauderdale, Miami and Key West and shuttles are available to transport to and from.

Conveniently located near Channel 2 and 5 bridges, you are within a quick 5 minute boat ride to the Atlantic Ocean. Go snorkeling or scuba diving in the amazingly clear waters of the Florida Keys at local reefs such as Alligator Lighthouse. Follow sea turtles and chase fish as you enjoy the lush reef life that make the Florida Keys so famous. Being in the 'Sportfishing Capital of the World' allows you access to many world renown fishing guides for excursions tailored to your linking in blue water and/or backcountry waters.

The suite is fully furnished with a king sized bed, walk-in closet, shower and beach towels, 4.5 cu. ft. fridge, microwave, coffee maker, blender, toaster, flatware, dishware, and glassware. Also included is a 32” Smart TV, and free wifi. Enjoy your own patio with a BBQ just for your personal use. Your suite has central air and heat with your own controls. There is also a full bath with a separate shower and vanity area for your privacy.

A two person kayak, 2 bicycles, 2 beach chairs and 2 fishing poles are available for your pleasure, along with free dockage. Bring your boat and keep it in the water while storing you trailer free of charge. Enjoy floating and snorkeling in the warm, crystal clear water of the private lagoon or travel to any of the local beaches to just bask in the sun. Islamorada restaurants are some of the finest in the Keys. You will find an extensive list of these excellent establishments for dining in or taking out preferences.

If you are a restless traveler there are many tourist spots to visit during your stay. See wildlife and learn about the history of the area on a local eco tour. Visit Theater of the Sea or the Marathon Turtle Hospital. Enjoy fabulous sunsets from many of the local restaurants while sipping on the beverage of your choice. Boat rentals, day cruises, night cruises, parasailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing and more are all available close by.

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Chris Zeher
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 January, 2017

About Chris Zeher

Owner lives on the property.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

Waterfront Paradise with Free Dockage
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

We had a pleasant stay.

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I spent nearly three weeks at Casa Rio. Overall we had an enjoyable stay. The owner does a very good job of responding to any issues (which were few) and the apartment was spotless when we arrived. The apartment was well furnished and comfortable, although we would have appreciated a stove top to go along with the other kitchen appliances. There is a gas grill outside.

Casa Rio’s location is very good, sited in a quiet, residential area, with water frontage (two docks). We found ourselves enjoying the Tiki hut quite often. Wildlife is abundant. There is a two-person kayak and two bicycles that allow some relaxed sightseeing from the water or looking at other residential enclaves.

Our primary draw was Islamorada itself. The salt water fishing is as good as its reputation - which is world class. There are some decent snorkeling sites, even better when you do via Jet Ski out of Robbie’s Marina nearby. There are a lot of restaurants within 10 miles, many of which will cook the fish you caught, including a nearby Cuban restaurant (Habanos) that we recommend. is located in Lower Matecumbe, which is mostly residential. You will need a car to get to places of interest. The landlady can help you with recommendations. An added bonus is that Key West is only a two hour drive, permitting a day trip. We also recommend a trip to the Sea Turtle Hospital and Crane Point, located on Marathon Key.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Casa Rio! The suite was very nice, clean and had everything we needed. Chris was a very amicable hostess.

We did a lot of biking and walking and relaxing by the lagoon. Nice spot to just sit back and enjoy life!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
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Perfect quiet getaway

  • 5 of 5

A truly enjoyable experience. Great view, nice and quiet. Everything you need for an enjoyable vacation.

Thanks :)

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Key's getaway

  • 5 of 5

Chris thank you very much for everything! We had a WONDERFUL week at the beautiful Casa Rio Islamorada!! Sunrises there are BREATH TAKING! Accommodations were more than we could ask for! We can not wait to return! Celebrating Jon's 30th B Day there was PERFECT.... and getting engaged while staying there was "icing" (literally) on the Cake!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and I look forward to having you return.
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Pompano Beach, FL

Awesome place on great waterfront

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable, clean and quiet location on nice wide natural Keys canal. Loved the view, the nice breezes sitting under the tiki hut on the swing and seeing the beautiful parrot fish right off the dock in the mornings.

Chris was great, would come back in a heartbeat!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Islamorada area property with many perks including free private dock

  • 5 of 5

Casa Rio was wonderful. I live in South Florida and travel often to the Keys and have stayed in a multitude of places throughout the last 30+ years and this was by far the best for numerous reasons.

If you like to go boating, a private dock is available to you at no additional charge. We rented a boat nearby at Seabird Marina (highly recommend too!) and were able to overnight the boat within steps of our apartment in a beautiful setting.

The property is a spacious, very clean and well stocked studio apartment with a wonderful view. It's in a serene location just south of the touristy center of Islamorada, so you're close to, but not in the middle of all the "noise."

Chris, the owner is a pleasure to deal with. She's extremely helpful and knowledgable about the area. She has a nice bottle of wine in the unit to welcome you upon your arrival. Nice toiletries, and little details that make such a positive difference. The bed is very comfortable.

She's there if and when you need her but you feel like you are on your own at this wonderful residence. She provides complimentary access to a tandem Kayak, bicycles, beach towels, and a nice gas barbeque.

I have two vacation properties I rent out myself in the Bahamas and in Jackson Hole, WY, so I can really appreciate what it takes to make sure everything is in running order and clean. She does such a great job of this in Casa Rio. This is was the perfect getaway and we will be coming back as often as we can. Highly recommend to others.

Thanks for your hospitality Chris, hope to see you again soon! Deborah

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Robbie's of Islamorada
Indian Key Historic State Park
Theater of the Sea
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Miami Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Safari Lounge
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Overseas Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Anne's Beach
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Islamorada, Upper Florida Keys

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter, 2017
23 Dec 2016 - 17 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer, 2017
18 Apr 2017 - 19 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £49
Departure Cleaning £75
Tax Rate 12.5%

Rates will be higher for holiday weeks, mini lobster season and first week of lobster season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Islamorada in Florida Keys

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower
  • A full bath with a separate shower and vanity area for your privacy.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • The apartment is fully furnished with a king sized bed, walk-in closet, shower and beach towels, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, blender, toaster, slow cooker. Also included is a 32” Smart TV, and free wifi.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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Portable wifi hotspot

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