Vacation Rental Description
An easy 90 minute drive from Miami International Airport, the
property is located in the heart of Islamorada, directly on Florida
Bay. Holzman's Bayside is a, waterfront 1 bedroom, 2
bath first floor condo located in a lush native hammock. The
Bayside is fully air conditioned and there are ceiling fans
throughout. The kitchen is modern and equipped with all the desired
appliances. The property is a nature lovers dream with resident
fish, lobster, an octopus and an occasional manatee in the marina,
iguanas that sun themselves by the boat basin and pelicans, egrets
and osprey that fly in for periodic visits. Our boat basin can
accommodate boats up to 26 feet in length and dockage is included in
the rental. The property is private and secluded, away from traffic
and noise, yet is convenient to many of the best restaurants and
attractions in the Keys. A variety of shopping is nearby. Sunsets
over the water of Florida Bay are breathtaking. Well behaved pets
are welcome, please inquire.
Had a wonderful time at Bayside. Perfect location for great boating, fishing, kayaking, upscale restaurants, shopping, activities, and relaxing. The unit has been recently remodeled and no comfort is overlooked. Even though I did not cook, there was everything you could possibly need for indoor or outdoor cooking. I was initially concerned about the Murphy bed in the living room, but it has a great mattress and plenty of living room space with it set up. We actually left it down the whole time.
We rented a tandem kayak and road bike from the shop at the end of the street, very accommodating, reasonably priced, and quality equipment. Part of vacation for us is eating out every meal with our dogs and the restaurants in this area (Marker 88-great place to take dogs with huge outdoor seating area,The Green Turtle-small outdoor area in back for dogs, Chef Michaels-great Sunday brunch, MEAT, Kaiyo, Mrs. Mac's Kitchen, and I am sure I am leaving out some)are the best in the keys. Theater of the Sea (where you can also take your well behaved dogs to the park, boat ride, dolphin,and sea lion shows)which is a regular stop for us every year is a family run old Florida attraction where you can swim with a dolphin, sea lion, and/or sting rays. We have participated in these activities in many facilities and this has one of the best interactions we have ever experienced. This is about as close as you can get to blue green Caribbean waters without getting on a plane and using a passport. Anne's Beach, just a little bit south of bayside, is a wonderful place to see a keys oceanside beach with your dog. Also, Founder's park, a little north, has a great dog park and a nice beach on the bayside (but no dogs are allowed on the beach).
Finally, in our dogs vacation it was nice for them to see and play with the other renter's dogs. Besides hanging out with neighbors around the dock area at sunset, there was also plenty of space if you wanted to watch the sunset alone, everyone respected everyone else's privacy, but also helped out if you needed with boats, etc. We loved it and we will definitely be back! Susan
Activities and Attractions
You're minutes away from the best back country (bonefish, tarpon,
permit, snook, redfish), blue water (sailfish, dolphin, wahoo, cobia)
and reef fishing (grouper, snapper, yellowtail) in the entire
Florida Keys. Fishing off of our jetty in the evening is alot of
fun for the kids. Magnificant snorkeling and scuba diving sites
abound in the local area. A wide range of boating activities are
available year round since our area of the bay is well protected.
Sea Kayacking and canoeing along our shoreline is popular. Of
course water skiing and knee-boarding are a hit with the kids.
Local shopping for clothing, souveniers, and fishing and boating
needs is plentiful. Grocery stores are convenient. There are
several local attractions if you need a day out of the sun. Key
West is a day-trip away.
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My Standard Rate
Feb 1 2014 - Feb 1 2015
1 night minimum stay
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (US Dollar) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.