House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6
Villa Marlin , 122 Nautilus Drive, Islamorada, Florida Keys mile marker 74.5 bay side, White Marlin Beach located 75 miles south of Miami and 75 miles North of Key West. It has three bedrooms, two bath, private home totally renovated and remodeled, new furniture throughout, a new 70 foot dock, minutes from bay and easy access to ocean from Channel two bridge.
Private sandy beach access, also features a ground floor with storage, washer, dryer, bicycles, gas BBQ, outside shower, hammocks, fish, bait, ice freezer, ice maker, chikee huts, fish cleaning table, numerous coconut trees and tropical island foliage, outdoor walled in shower, cable, plasma TV in living room, TV's in all rooms, DVD, Logitech revue, bamboo wood and tile floors, french windows, paddle fans throughout, central air conditioning, kayak, stand up paddle board, ghenoe,, wireless high speed internet, rafts, fishing rods, tackle, masks, snorkels, fins for guests use, all the amenities and conveniences of home in this one of a kind rental in the fabulous Florida Keys.
No pets allowed, no smoking inside the house please.
We purchased this house after renting in the Keys for many years, we got tired of looking so hard for good quality, clean homes to rent which were and are still very difficult to find. If you are looking for something 'nice' that the actual house looks 'better' than the pictures, that will provide for your family and friends a vacation where memories will be made, that will last a lifetime and that is impeccably clean inside-out, then this is your rental.
This is our only vacation house , we live only 1.5 hours away and we take care of the house as good as our main home. We have a handy man and his wife that live close by and are constantly doing stuff to the house, from cleaning, to maintaining, preventative care and I am also constantly " twicking " the house and updating and replacing everything that is needed.
This is our joy and pride and we spare no expense to keep it up and maintain it.
Why Kids Love It
Kids love it and adults too because of the diversity of the house, amenities and location. For the die hard fishing and diving people it is very close to access to ocean. Less than 7 to 9 minutes to the ocean access , even less to the bay. For those that don't participate on the above you have bicycles in the house to ride around the neighborhood, go to the private beach on the kayak, ghanoe or standup paddle board, rest or take a nap in one of the 3 hammocks at the house, go to downtown Islamorada, a short ride to the many shops, restaurants, cafe's, stores, nail & hair salons, spa's, grocery stores, ice cream places, souvenir stores, marinas to buy fresh fish, hotels, visit museum of diving, theater of the sea and much more.
These are just some of the reason's kids will love it and adults too.
Islamorada is the sport fishing capital of the world. We are located in White Marlin Beach subdivision with a private community beach on the bayside that is pristine with a beautiful white sandy beach.
Excellent restaurants, shops, stores in downtown Islamorada 3 to 6 miles north.
Excellent fishing and diving in the area .
Attractions Within Walking Distance
White Marlin beach is our private community beach just 6 blocks from the house on the bayside. It is a pristine white sand beach very rare in the Florida Keys. You can go on the kayak, standup paddle board on ghanoe available at the house for your use.
Anne's beach is just a few block south if of us the ocean side, it is a public beach where you wind usually find a lot of wind surfers.
Mobil grocery store and cafeteria is at the entrance for our subdivision and it is a local 7 - 11 for purchasing certain groceries and food, very convenient.
Favorite Places To Eat
Habanos , Cuban restaurant 6 blocks south on the ocean side in Caloosa Cove marina.
Square Grouper, excellent, my favorite for nice dinner. 3.5 miles north bayside.
Ziggie and Maddogs, excellent, steaks , seafood, nice, 6.5 miles north bayside.
Robbie's, eat outside by the water or inside, local place very typical of Keys.
Shrimp Shack, excellent, locals dinner place, local ambience, 4 miles north ocean side.
Lazy Days, 3 miles north next to Bud and Mary's marina. Lunch and dinner, great local favorite place, large portions always good food and fresh fish. Reasonable prices. sit outside or inside. Terrific when there is a full moon coming up on the ocean side.
Green Turtle, 5 miles north on the ocean side, sit inside, nice elegant restaurant excellent. Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Midway Café, 4 miles north, breakfast and lunch favorite. Great coffee , pastries etc.
Kaiyo Grill, 5 miles north on the ocean side. Great restaurant dinner, quasi sushi, fresh fish always, nice.
Bayside gourmet, bayside 6 miles north, great all around lunch dinner, not as fancy as other, but favorite of mine for lunch.
Chef Michael, 5 miles north, dinner, excellent, nice, fresh fish, quality.
Mangrove Mike's , 6 miles north, local favorite for breakfast, very Keys oriented. Serves lunch too. Not fancy.
Best place to buy bait is Tiny's, a gas station - quick market 6 miles north.
Radio station the locals listen too, 100.3 FM. They have fishing and diving reports everyday, local news , events and Keys music.
TV stations of the Keys, channel 24 and 5. They feature local restaurants, sites, festivals, news all over the Keys.
We are Orlando and Iliana Abella, we have lived in Miami since the early sixties and have been going to the Keys ever since. We bought this house as our main vacation house. We love fishing, diving, boating and the ambience and atmosphere of the Florida Keys, specially Islamorada and this location. Paradise, to relax, enjoy and share life's true riches of family and friends. When we don't use it it's available for rent. If you would like to speak to me , please call me at my cell , 305-505-0489
|Address: 122 Nautilus Drive, Islamorada|
|Zip Code: 33036|
|Nearest Airport||Miami International AIrport||80 miles|
|Nearest Bar||Robbie's||3 miles|
|Nearest Beach||White Marlin Beach||0.5 miles|
|Nearest Golf||Cheeca Lodge||6 miles|
|Nearest Grocery Store||Publix||7 miles|
|Nearest Highway||US 1||0.3 miles|
|Nearest Restaurant||Lazy Days||3 miles|
Property is located in the White Marlin Beach subdivision. Private community white sandy beach located 6 blocks from house on the bay side. Beautiful, hard to find in the Keys !
|-||Nightly rate||Weekly rate||Monthly rate||Min. Stay||Change-over|
|Rate summary||$486 - $529||-||-||28 Nights||-|
|Summer 01-May-2020 - 14-Dec-2020||$486||-||-||-||28 Nights||-|
|Winter 15-Dec-2020 - 30-Apr-2021||$529||-||-||-||28 Nights||-|
|Cleaning Fee||Required||$225||One time|
Villa Marlin is beautiful (the pictures do not lie), gorgeous grounds and the location is perfect for reaching the bay or the ocean! The amenities were AWESOME - from all the kitchen items to having use of the fishing equipment, kayak, small boat and paddleboard made our vacation perfect! Access to the private sandy beach was a great added bonus! Mr. Abella (owner) was so accommodating and provided many recommendations that were ALL great! The island of Islamorada and this vacation home was PARADISE and we are already making plans to return!!
Stayed June, 2017
Not more I can say except we all had a great time and thanks to the hosts and location this was an amazing celebration! Definitely recommend!
Stayed June, 2016
We were looking for a quiet place to relax and snorkel. The villa is just as lovely as the pictures. Anything you would need is provided. The grounds are shady and comfortable and the location is quiet. We canoed in the canal and saw Manatee. We bicycled to the beach in the evening. We snorkeled all around Islamorada and out of Key Largo, amazing corral and fish. The Villa owners were always available and helpful. We rent on trip advisor frequently and we can highly recommend Villa Marlin.
Stayed March, 2015
This home was very comfortable and in a great location. We will definitely consider this one again for our next trip.
Stayed November, 2014
We were three adults and three children. There is a master with a bath and two bedrooms that share a bath. The accommodations were, I thought very upscale for a rental. The home is finished and furnished quite tastefully. They did not spare expense when it came to amenities. The kitchen is finished with beautiful granite countertops and there is a large refrigerator. We took two boats, a 16 and 21 and there was adequate parking in the lot and on the canal for them. The canal was very pleasant and didn’t vary in depth (no tidal change). We stepped right onto the boats. There is a large icemaker in the laundry room. I\'ve been to the Keys numerous times on fishing trips and stayed in cheaper rentals and motels because all we wanted was to have a fishing base of operations. The house is much more than a place to stay when you fish; it was an enjoyable place to be. It\'s own destination. The streets and canals surrounding this house vary with some extremely expensive homes to the North and some less expensive homes just south of the rental. So, it was, as Goldilocks says \"just right\". Orlando was very accommodating in the arrangements, accepting a check, and returned my deposit promptly. I would stay there again. Brett Wilson
Stayed April, 2014