House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
We live and work in sunny South Florida year round. We have 4 lovely children and a crazy dog we call Luna. We like to spend our free time with family and friends. We love all the fascinating people we meet through our rental experience. We'd love to host your stay soon!
Owner purchased this House in 1998
Why Owner chose Tavernier
We were first drawn to the keys for the scuba diving and snorkeling. We were so lucky to have found our little piece of paradise and we hope you enjoy it as well. When I'm in the hammock, I feel that there truly is no better place on earth to get away from it all!
What makes this House unique
The upper keys have everything you could ever want for your stay! The best dive sites are here and the fishing is amazing! If you have kids, there is a cinema nearby and lots of nice quiet waters for boating and kayaking. Not far down either - fly into Miami or Ft. Lauderdale and your drive is a very short and scenic one indeed. You can easily make a day trip to Key West to have a chance to see all of the keys during your visit. After a stay with us, you will want to return again and again to experience the true luxury of a private oceanfront home.
Minimum age of primary renter:21
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Loved the back deck and ocean view. The great room with all of the windows was perfect and exactly what we were hoping for. House had some quirks but overall a fabulous property. The hosts were awesome and always responded quickly to any questions or concerns.
Our stay at Paula Tolley's house
Nice place. Really cool great room. Outside, the dock and bulkhead need repair. The dock repair is scheduled.
We are so glad you enjoyed your recent stay in the Keys and I'm sorry the dock was not available for your stay. We have resumed work on the dock and hope to have that complete for our Summer rentals. Thank you again for your business. We really appreciate your comments.
This is a very nice house facing the ocean. We spent a wonderful month watching the clouds roll past. The neighborhood is pleasant and quiet. Both the owner and the manager are responsive and helpful; all concerns were dealt with quickly and efficiently.
My experience was wonderful and Paula is an outstanding host!
This was my second time staying at this property, and I have enjoyed it very much each time. Both times I have been there I have been there because I was working in the area (not vacationing, unfortunately!), but I have thoroughly enjoyed my stays, nonetheless. The house is beautiful. The porch is a delightful place to watch the sunrise in the mornings, while enjoying a cup of coffee. There is still a little hurricane cleanup to do, but Paula is making every effort to get everything back in order. She is truly a gem to work with and has gone out of her way to work with me to accommodate my needs. She is very quick to respond to any issues. I would highly recommend a stay at this place to anyone.
Thank you, Mary for your kind review. You were a pleasure to host and we are happy that you enjoyed our piece of paradise in the Keys! We are working on the new dock and we hope to have that in place very soon! We love working with each guest to make each stay a personal and memorable experience. I'm sure future guests will appreciate your feedback.
Beautiful and relaxing
We loved our stay at the Tollys’ in Tavernier. The home was well-equipped (very much enjoyed cooking here, everything we needed in the kitchen — and a breathtaking view) and Paula went above and beyond in responsiveness! Spent many hours in the hammock, enjoying the ocean breeze and bird watching. Canoed out to Tavernier Island, rented a Hobie Cat at nearby Paddle the Florida Keys and sailed it back home for lunch and cocktails on the porch. The location was great — close to the Winn Dixie, restaurants, and the Mar Bar for stone crabs. Nice biking south, too, to Islamorada and Marker 88 via 4a (a little more relaxing ride than A1A!). Thank you, Paula, for sharing your magical home with us!
Nice oceanfront living
We have stayed at Paula's and Kevin's lovely oceanfront home in the keys for the last 2 Feburarys. The openness of the main living room gives the home a nice airy feeling. The covered deck extends the outdoor living area. We rarely used the AC, just opened up the French doors to capture the wonderful ocean breezes. The little sandy area adds a nice beach feel. The moonrises over the water were enchanting. I walked the dock almost daily and snorkeled during calm water to see what marine life was lurking about. Easier to see the fish then catch them (maybe need better bait?). It was disappointing that the Cheeca Lodge wouldn't give Paula guest passes this year. We enjoyed going last year. Paula is very reachable and swift to deal with any issues.
Thank you so much for sharing your experience with others who are looking to come to the Keys! We really appreciate your business and candid comments about the features of our rental. We hope you will have many fond memories of your Island life adventures! See you again soon! - paula
The Upper Keys are the IDEAL spot for you to enjoy all that the Keys has to offer. The fishing and diving are second to none and numerous amenities await you. From here, you can take a day trip to Key West or explore the Everglades. But WAIT - once you arrive, you may just catch 'Keys Disease' and just opt to chill in the hammock! The choice is yours!