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Boat, Dive, Snorkel, Kayak, Paddle Board From This Beautiful Canal-Front Home!

Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 28 nights


Minimum Stay
28 nights

About the property

Studio Apartment W/Pool, Spa & Tiki! Dock Space for Your Boat on clean canal!

This is a studio apartment underneath our home. The house is on pilings, we live upstairs and rent the apartment, which is at ground level with it's own private entrance. The apartment is basically like a hotel room, beautifully decorated in Tommy Bahama furnishings. It has a new, queen size bed plus a daybed that turns into a king-size bed. The room can comfortably sleep 2 adults & 2 children. There is not a kitchen inside the apartment, but there is a mini-refrigerator, microwave & keurig coffee maker.

There is a full-size refrigerator & charcoal BBQ grill on the back porch for guest use. There is also a sink, fish cleaning station with hose and shower dockside which overlooks a clear swimming canal with direct ocean and easy bay access.

Bring your boat (up to approx. 20 feet) for world-class fishing, diving & snorkeling! Great restaurants & shopping nearby! Canal has tons of little tropical fish, lobster and occasionally a manatee or two! Property has tons of tropical foliage & about 25 coconut palm trees. We are currently installing a beautiful free-form pool with heater & chiller along with a spa and tiki hut. This project should be completed by March 2017.

My husband and I live upstairs with our 2 daughters (ages 12 & 14) and our small pocket beagle dog (10 pounds). We keep a busy family schedule, so you may not see too much of us especially through weekdays since we will be working, going to school & busy with after-school activities. But on the weekends and possibly some evenings, we anticipate having friends and family over for pool parties and backyard BBQs. And of course our apartment guests are welcome to join in the fun!

More Details

Heather Head
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
6 February, 2017

About Heather Head

My husband and I moved to Islamorada three years ago after he finished 18 years with the Navy. He is now an airline pilot. I teach yoga at a local beach and manage other rental properties that we own in Northwest Florida. This home is our full-time residence, the house is on pilings with a studio apartment underneath.

Heather Head purchased this studio in 2013

Why Heather Head chose Upper Florida Keys

The perfect location!!! We are located right at Tavernier Creek with instant ocean access and super fast bay access via Tavernier Creek. We love being on the water! There is an amazing breakfast & lunch place, Made to Order, that we love to canoe & kayak to. There are also lots of mangrove trails to explore by water. There are tons of exceptional restaurants just a short drive away with absolutely breathtaking views! The beautiful reefs of the Florida Keys are just 3 miles away! Snorkel, dive & fishing charters are nearby. The heated & chilled free-form pool, spa and tiki will be completed in March 2017 and will be amazing!!! Pictures coming soon!

What makes this studio unique

Dock space available to keep your boat (up to 20 feet) right at the house.

Available for guest use: Pool, Spa, Tiki Hut (should be complete in March 2017), Kayak, Paddleboard, Hammock, Fire Pit, BBQ Grill, Beach Chairs & Floats.

There is also places within walking distance to rent jet skis, paddle boards & kayaks. There is also a dive center and deep sea fishing charters nearby.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

Boat, Dive, Snorkel, Kayak, Paddle Board From This Beautiful Canal-Front Home!
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Island Frank

  • 5 of 5

Great Home everything was fresh and inviting; easily accommodates 4 adults and a very suitable place to kick back. Situated in a perfect location for a Keys visit and the owners were very friendly and easily accessible if needed. Look forward to another visit!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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AWESOME HOME, Will Definitely Stay Again

  • 5 of 5

Warm feeling home, nice decorations, lots of good books to read. Quick response when you have any questions or concern.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ft lauderdale, fl


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful family home, perfect location to BOTH ocean, and gulf. Close to restaurants, marinas, and sandbars. Easy to rent boat if necessary, beautiful reefs to snorkel. Wonderful for family of all ages with fishing, swimming, kayaking.

Perfect home away from home so comfort, clean, and beautifully decorated.

Just perfect

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The home was beautiful and very clean. We are a family of four and invited two extra teens. We were all very comfortable. We brought our 20 ft boat and there was plenty of dock space as well as room on the property for our trailer. The dock is big enough for a larger boat as well. We used the kayaks too! The location is perfect for boating on bayside or oceanside since it's right off of Tavernier Creek. We would definitely return and recommend to others vacationing in the Keys.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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PSl Florida

Relaxing Keys vacation

  • 4 of 5

The home is perfect for a Keys getaway. Location is great to get to ocean or gulf side, with bait shop and boat gas station right around the corner. Home is nicely decorated, with large porch and dock area. We had great weather, and got to snorkel and dive the nearby reefs, just minutes away. We recommend this property for families.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Idyllic Islamorada

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this house for 3 nights and did not want to leave. It is a great location near many great restaurants and Islamorada attractions but just quiet enough to be peaceful and relaxing. We give this house two thumbs way up!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
73 Miles
Miami International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Old Tavernier
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Cheeca Lodge
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Overseas Hwy.
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Old Tavernier Restaurant
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Founders Park Beach
Car: necessary

Theater of the Sea Marine Park

History of Diving Museum

Dive Centers

Paddle! (paddleboard & kayak rentals)

Founders Park Recreation Center & Beach

Kona Kai Botanical Gardens

Robbie's Marina, Restaurant, Gift Shops

Wild Bird Sanctuary

Anne's Beach

Morada Bay Cafe'

Lazy Days Restaurant

Marker 88 Restaurant

Made to Order (best breakfast)

Chad's Deli

Casa Mar Village (shops, restaurants, seafood market, etc.)


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday studio in Tavernier, Upper Florida Keys

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28 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £399

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 studio in Tavernier in Florida Keys

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , One step up to enter bathroom.
  • Shower stall with pedestal sink, medicine cabinet and toilet. Bath towels, washcloths and hand towels provided. Hairdryer provided.
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Size of a hotel room w/queen bed and daybed that pulls out.
  • Tommy Bahama furnishings, pillow top queen bed, daybed that pulls out and turns into a king-sized bed, 2 oversized nightstands, 1 small dresser, portable closet with shoe rack, microwave, mini refrigerator, Keurig coffee maker, window A/C unit.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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