House, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, 4 Sleeps
Island Conch Cottage
A quaint ground level conch style cottage located at the end of a private street in a very quiet setting. Cottage and grounds have privacy fence and gate. The grounds are displayed as a sand beach setting. This property has 60’ of canal frontage located on an extra wide canal and is less than 100’ from the ocean. Off the dock you will enjoy beautiful ocean views. The dock is equipped with furniture and a barbeque grill. It is a very short distance from some of the best offshore and back water fishing in the world. Minutes away from the # 2 and # 5 channels which are famous for the tarpon run. Minutes from Flamingo National Park and Offshore to the reef with numerous areas for fishing, diving and snorkeling. This property is best suited for 1 or 2 couples that want to relax and enjoy what the beautiful Florida Keys has to offer. Lower Matecumbe is a small island less than 5 miles in length with very little commercial real estate. On this island you will be able to relax and blend in with the locals.
In today’s times scheduling a getaway can be difficult. We are willing to work with you on that schedule, including duration of your stay, check-in and check-out times, pet’s will be considered on a per case basis. We enjoy a strong network with local marina’s, charter captain’s and business merchants. This might come in helpful when you are working on your vacation schedule. Feel free to contact us with any questions.
About the Owner
About George and Bonnie Klein
George & Bonnie
We fell in love with the Florida Keys many years ago. We have rented and stayed in the Keys from Big Pine Key north to Key Largo and have always dreamt of owning our own place. George is a licensed builder and wife Bonnie have been involved in many residential restorations. 12 years ago we stumbled upon a ground level conch style home in need of a great deal of work. After a long thought process we decided to purchase and renovate this home. Today, after years of work, we are proud of our island home. We welcome you to enjoy this very unique, very private home.
Why George and Bonnie Klein chose Upper Florida Keys
With our experience vacationing in the Florida Keys we found ourselves wanting to truly enjoy an Island living lifestyle. We definitely have it on Lower Matecumbe Key, an island less than 5 miles in length. There is little commercial real estate with a very close community. It is a place where visitors blend in with the locals. We believe this is the best island in the Florida Keys if one wants to be truly enjoy the island living experience.
What makes this house unique
This home is located on a very wide canal less than 100' from the ocean. As you sit on the beautifully decorated concrete patio you are able to gaze off into the ocean. This is a very quiet neighborhood and the property is surrounded with privacy fence.
(10 traveler reviews)
This cottage is very clean and bright .Property well maintained.Kitchen well equipped even down to the spices !Great dock with ocean view for fishing or watching sunsets .Locals are very friendly .The owners are very pleasant and returned emails and phone calls promptly. I can't wait to vacation here again next year . I highly recommend this Cottage you'll have an amazing time guaranteed!!
This is a lovely, well-maintained property
Very well--maintained, clean property, perfect for fishing either side, which is what we were there for! George and Bonnie were delightful to work with. Property was better than advertised and we would love to come again.
We stayed at Island Conch Cottage for a month this summer, and could not have asked for anything more. Great location by both car and boat, amazing view of the ocean out the month of the canal, protected and convenient boat dockage (with multiple hoses, fish cleaning table, etc), and most of all meticulously maintained and equipped down to the last detail. George and Bonnie are excellent hosts - very responsive and easy to deal with. We would definitely stay here again.
Very nice house and well equipped!
We stayed one week at this house and it was VERY NICE. George and Bonnie the owners were very nice and easy to get in touch with, always answering emails and phone calls. The kitchen is fully equipped, I had never seen a rental before that well equipped, they were even providing many different cooking spices! The outside deck is very nice to relax, there are providing also a gas barbecue.
The house itself is very clean, there is a gate to enter the property / private parking so it is safe. I would definitely recommend that house to anyone and enjoy the Florida Keys.
Works For Us
Recently we were fortunate enough to visit this rental home for several weeks, and enjoyed each and every moment of our visit. The owners were very cooperative and easy to communicate with while working out the arrangements for our visit.
This home is located in a quiet residential area and is comfortably furnished, immaculately clean, and offers a very nicely equipped kitchen.
There are numerous restaurants located within a short drive, and access to both Anne's Beach and Founders Park are just minutes away.
While each of us has our own individual ideas of what we desire from a vacation, you can be confident that this property offers CLEAN, safe, and comfortable lodging as you enjoy your Islamorada Adventure.
We plan on returning and appreciate the owners providing the opportunity to visit the wonderful Florida Keys.
Very nice clean and well equipped property!
The property is located at the mouth of a canal that leads into the ocean. The home was not fancy but is immaculately maintained with pride of ownership everywhere and is very well equipped. It is a great location for an avid boater with a marina nearby and quick ocean access. We were visited almost daily by the manatees as well. The owners communicated well and were very easy to work with. We would definitely rent this home again.
From the Owner
“With our experience vacationing in the Florida Keys we found ourselves wanting to truly enjoy an Island living lifestyle. We definitely have it on Lower Matecumbe Key, an island less than 5 miles in length. There is little commercial real estate with a very close community. It is a place where visitors blend in with the locals. We believe this is the best island in the Florida Keys if one wants to be truly enjoy the island living experience.”
Activity and Interests
Deep Sea Fishing
50 yards from Caloosa Cove Marina, Fully service tackle shop, Hardware, Famous Safari Lounge and the Habanos Restaurant.
Walking distance to Anne's Beach
4 miles from Historical Indian Key
Less than 5 miles from Famous Robbies (feeding tarpon/ dining)
6 miles from the Bud-n-Mary's Marina and Cafe
6 miles from Lazy Days Restaurant - one of the finest dining experiences in the area. They will cook your catch after a successful day out in the water.
Less than 10 miles from the Diving Museum, Worldwide Sportsman, Islamorada Fish Company, Zane Grey's Tavern and Restaurant
Less than 10 miles from laundry mat
1 Mile from Crazy Billys Gas/Convenient Store
8.5 Miles from Loreli's Outside Water Front Restaurant
7.5 Miles To Trading Post Grocery Store
Additional information about rental rates
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|Cleaning Fee||$150 + Tax|
Plus applicable taxes 12.5%
$150.00 Cleaning Fee
$500.00 Security Deposit
$500.00 Security Deposit will be returned after house and contents are inspected
There is a $500 deposit to hold your reservation
Balance due 7 Business Days prior to check in
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- Available stay (no arrival)
From the Owner
“This home is located on a very wide canal less than 100' from the ocean. As you sit on the beautifully decorated concrete patio you are able to gaze off into the ocean. This is a very quiet neighborhood and the property is surrounded with privacy fence.”
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Air Conditioning
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- Beach View
- Ocean View
- botanical garden
- coin laundry
- live theater
- theme parks
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- outlet shopping
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness center
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- fly fishing
- jet skiing
- pier fishing
- roller blading
- scuba diving or snorkeling
- sound/bay fishing
- surf fishing
- water skiing
- water tubing
- Bathroom 1
- Half Bathroom
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Guests provide their own meals
- Master Bedroom: King Size Bed Second Bedroom: Queen Size Bed 1 1/2 Baths Towels and Linens Furnished Well equipped conch style Kitchen Dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffee pot Comfortable dining and living rooms Plasma TV/ DVD Central air conditioning Cable and CD player Books/puzzles Iron and Board Hair dryer Outdoor dock furniture with barbeque grill 30 amp shore power (boat) Fish Cleaning station Bait / Fish Freezer There is no on site laundry facilities Off street parking for 2 auto's