Playa Penelope - your own Tiki & Boat Dock
|Per week:||$500 - $700|
|Per month:||$2,000 - $2,500|
Description of the Key Largo vacation cottage rental
The minimum stay is a week, [see rates section listed above] plus 12.5% tax]
The preferred stay is a month. [plus 12.5% tax] There is a $65 cleaning fee per week- $ 75 for a month or longer.
We are an hour and 1/2 south of Miami International airport at the end of Sampson Rd, a few feet N. of the Tradewinds Shopping Center stop Light on the Overseas Highway / US 1 [oceanside] Turn at Sampson Rd.
Enjoy your own Tiki covered dock with table, chairs, bench, dockage for up to a 25' boat, and gas grill in your own backyard.
Easy access to our clear canal water to snorkel and swim via our new, deluxe swim stairway. We have one of the clearest canals in the entire Keys! Rinse off at the new outdoor shower.
Easy access to the Atlantic via Sound Creek, and to the Gulf via Adams Cut.
The home has a living room, fully equipped kitchen with stove top, large counter top toaster/ convection oven, full sized refrigerator, toaster, coffee maker, full bath with washer and dryer, and bedroom with queen bed.
On the lanai is a double bed sized futon -sleeps 2, [ a queen sized double high electrically inflated Aero Bed is available if needed], dining area and lounging area. There is generous storage throughout.
Linens,towels, hair dryer, WiFi, cable TV, DVD player, CD player,beach bag, and small cooler are provided. [Bagged ice is available at the office, Arby's or Publix.]
It is important to read the House Book,in the basket by the TV, to find how things work and ideas for fun. There are some games, DVDs, and CDs.
Heated pool, children's playground,volleyball court, shuffleboard, and seasonal activities on site.
The home is located in gated Key Largo Kampground and Marina, so you must arrive before 10:30 PM. Once you are here, you can rent a gate key from the office so you can come and go after hours- refundable upon return.
WATER LOVER'S PARADISE
Kayak from your dock or the park's beach.- we adjoin Pennekamp kayak trails... there are several businesses that rent canoes and kayaks- some deliver.
Bicycle- there are several bike rental places in Key Largo
Dive and snorkel our famous reef... many companies in the area provide this service.
Fish from the Bay or Ocean.
Swim with the dolphins, para sail, feed the Tarpon.
Rent a motorcycle and ride to Key West
Sight see- take a trip to Bahia Honda State Park and Key West.
See the Key Deer.
Enjoy fresh seafood from our many dining facilities or your own catch.
Local musicians provide great entertainment, or join an open mic.
Visit Key Largo Chamber of Commerce on line & in person for more ideas and discount coupons.
Look up Key Largo Kampground on line to see pictures of the condo area.
|May 01 2013||Dec 13 2014||-||-||$500||$2,000||1 Week|
|Dec 01 2013||Apr 30 2014||-||-||$700||$2,500||1 Week|
|Jan 14 2014||Apr 30 2015||-||-||$700||$2,500||1 Week|
|Check In: 2 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.|
|Lodging tax: 12.5% Tax|
|Deposits: PLEASE NOTE THE ABOVE STATE AND LOCAL TAXES I MUST COLLECT. $ 200 to reserve a week to a month; $ 400 to reserve longer than a month - also serves as a security deposit; returned within 4 weeks if no damage. 1/2 rent due 60 days prior to arrival; balance due 30 days prior to arrival along with 12.5% tax on the total amount. Cancellation: 60+ days= full refund. 59-30 days= 1/2 refund. Less than 30 days, 0 refund unless we can fill your reserved dates. The 12.5% tax paid is refunded|
|Payment Options: Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check|
|Other Fees: Cleaning fee of $65 per week; $75 for a month or longer.|
- 1 Queen Bed
- 1 Double Bed
- Air Conditioning
- Full Kitchen
- Linens Provided
- Private Pool
- Beach Towels
- High Speed Internet
- Outdoor Shower
- View (Water)
- Parking Included
- Dock/Boat Slip
- Alarm Clock
- Gas Grill
- TV (Cable/Satellite)
- CD Player
- Hair Dryer
- Refrigerator (Full)
- Ceiling Fan
- Coffee Maker
- DVD Player
- Water Skiing
- Basketball Court
- Jet Skiing
- Volleyball Court
- Children's Pool
- Live Entertainment
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Grocery Store
- Scuba Diving
- Movie Theater
- Shopping Area
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Reviews for this vacation cottage rental in Key Largo, Florida
Felt like home
February 14, 2014
Spent January and February, 2014. The community activities were enjoyable, as well as the people in the community. My mother, 86 years old, loved sitting on the dock and watching all the activities. If you take the time to join in you will have a wonderful vacation. Traveled to Key West, Big Pine (Key deer refuge), Marathon Turtle hospital/rescue. So many things to see. Not to mention the snorkeling and kayaking. Penny and Keith were able to handle any difficulties that arose, in a timely manner. If we have the opportunity to come again we will definitely stay at Playa Pennelope.
We loved having Sandy, Rick, and Mom, Neta.
They were apprehensive re the vacation home rentals venue- would it be as advertised?
They weathered unexpected storms- colder than normal . [better than the unexpected weeks of snow and -30 degree wind chill for weeks on end this year up North.] They also experienced the unexpected failure of our Wi Fi and were gracious enough to let the repair person come and install a new router.
Thank you for your patience. Come again. You were great!
Lake Mary, FL USA
Little Piece of Paradise
January 6, 2014
My wife, 2 daughters (10 and 17) and I spent a week at Playa Penelope over the New Year. We had a wonderful time. Snorkeling and Fishing in the canal from the private dock was memorable. Already planning our next trip to the Florida Keys and we will definitely be staying at Playa Penelope. Daniel S. Lake Mary, FL
December 14, 2013
This place provided everything you need and more. Some things were surprisingly unexpected. The views from the tiki dock and beach were so enjoyable during the sunrise and set. I enjoyed the recommended place John Pennekamp. You have to stay to understand you have plenty to enjoy within the area. Don't forget to try the dolphin swim.
November 13, 2013
We have spent the past month at Playa Penelope. Penny has been a warm and hospitable hostess –albeit long-distance – and someone who I am sure we would enjoy knowing better if we had the opportunity. I think the thing we will both miss the most are the hours spent under the Tiki hut out on the dock on the water, reading, having morning coffee and reading the digital paper (via the house WiFi), having dinner with visiting friends, and just watching the water roll by and the sun go down. In addition, we brought our kayaks along and have enjoyed the easy access to the water directly from the dock. We’ve also enjoyed spending time just floating in the canal in the afternoon and the ease with which we could climb back onto the dock using the newly installed ladder –not a mere pool ladder, but one that slants, has handrails, just like a regular stairway. The house itself is nicely supplied with all that is needed for daily life, and Penny has thoughtfully supplied lots of information regarding local attractions and eateries should you want to go out. A good grocery store (Publix), a big box (K-mart), and several small businesses are located within a 10 minute walk. This was our first stay at Playa Penelope but we are hoping it will not be our last. In fact, we have already asked for a reservation for “same time next year”. -November 2013
Sally and Frank were such wonderful guests. We kept in contact with each other often.
Frank repaired the door lock when it fell apart [it was only 6 months old] and Sally went shopping for a replacement hair dryer for me when mine failed!
They took care of the house like it was their own. Thank you Sally and Frank.
Barbara Ferguson Cook
Key Largo Home
June 5, 2013
We had a great time in Key Largo staying at Penny's wonderful home. We had everything you can want in a home and spent wonderful evenings sitting on under the Tiki Hut on the channel watching fish go by. Penny is a wonderful host and provides you with enough information on the local eateries and activities to keep you going for weeks. The home is close to a grocery store, drug store, and restaurants galore. We didn't want to leave.
Floral City FL
May 20, 2013
My husband and I spent one week at Playa Penelope. We especially enjoyed the location of this rental. Being fisherpeople, it was very convenient to have our boat safely docked right outside the back door at the tiki dock, with easy access to either oceanside or bayside depending on the winds. The one bedroom rental was comfortable and clean in a very quiet and safe area in a gated campground with night-time security on duty. We will definitely plan another stay at Playa Penelope in the future.
Kathleen G. Urban
Waukesha,WI USA (near Milwaukee,WI)
Perfection in paradise aided by an angel
May 12, 2013
We enjoyed February & March in Paradise. #1In renting anyplace - is the cooperativeness & friendliness of the person you are renting from! Penny excels in all areas.The place made living ..a dream. Not a day would pass that we didn't sit under the wonderful tiki hut,(right outside our door). "Our neighbors" introduced themselves & we joined them at a pot luck in the community center. Also we enjoyed bingo nights& games where all took part. The beach was very close(kayaks could even be delivered there for your use or a heated pool was just as close in the opposite direction.The lanai was absolutely wonderful for those bug - free, hot nights.The comfort of being in a gated community can't be beat.Penny had everything any renter could need or want! With all of the wonderful eating places so close we were able to try everything from crab bisque to shark & yellow tail! The Pilot House proved to be a favorite. The Hiddenout , Buzzards Roost,Mrs.Mac's & Dillon's'(a bit farther) all are great too. If you like watching sunsets bay side is it.There is a nice place, tucked behind the Salvation army. Extremely good service,lovely sunset & good food. At Senor Frijole's a building is in the way of a good view but the food is very good. "Woofstock" at Founders Park was a great time as well as the Sea World with all of the dolphins & parrots too. Off the same hwy. is a bird refuge. Right near the Kampground is John Penncamp Park,they have so much to do you should be sure to ck. it out. We loved this paradise for 2 months & wanted to stay an extra month but sadly it had already been rented.....PERHAPS ANOTHER YEAR!!!!!
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Just a bit of Paradise
November 30, 2012
Spent 5 days at this location, the property is wonderful and is so close to all amenities. There is a large shopping centre within walking distance. Key Largo is full of activities that are very close to the property.The property is nestled on beautiful clear water right at the back door. Would return tomorrow if I could but definetely have it on my radar for next year. The owner is so pleasant and helpful it made for a wonderful time
Owner Supplied Testimonials
We've been fortunate to travel for several years in the US, Europe and S. America. Our stay with you was among the best. Morning coffee under the Tiki Hut was a great start to a day of SCUBA, snorkel, or just exploring. The simple touches from your helpful notes, to the decor, and so much more really make you feel at home and relaxed. The area is quiet at night so we always got a good rest for the next days adventures, and all the neighbors were warm and friendly. There's a lot more we could say, but the best thing to do if you want to visit the Keys is to call Penny right away! PS. We wrote this with 2nd thoughts. The calendar is filling up quick and making it difficult for us to get back here! :-)
Our stay was exactly what we needed, full of relaxation. The photos don't do the dock justice, I spent hours watching the fish in the crystal clear water, and swam straight from the dock. The home had everything we needed, including a rotisserie to cook our Christmas dinner. We enjoyed the local eateries, including the Pilot House and Hobos. We used a local taxi ($5 pick up then $2 a mile) so we could both enjoy a drink. Other days we stocked up at the super market and rented DVDs for the evening. The neighbours are really friendly, even offering a boat ride. Penelope was a wonderful host, even calling to see what restaurants where open Christmas Day for us. I would definitely go back if we get the chance.
Ahhh the Florida Keys.. Heaven!!! Penny's place is wonderful, a great little spot to get away and relax. The house has everything you need for a great stay away. I went snorkeling, swimming with dolphins, to the beach at Bahia Honda Key and had a brilliant day in key west about a 2.5 hour drive. So many good food options and bars to watch the sunset. Really good times, highly recommend!!!
We spent a week loving the Key Largo life from a tiki hut on the water. We rented a canoe and a kayak from Paddle the Florida Keys (kayak) and Florida Bay Outfitters (canoe) and tied them up to our backyard dock. We paddled from the Kampground canal through the mangrove water trails to John Pennekamp State Park, relaxed dockside and watched fish swimming in the canal, and explored the Keys from our home base in the Kampground. We went snorkeling with the Pennekamp outfitters, taking a boat five miles out to sea to swim in the reef, spotting tropical fish, barracuda, stingray, live coral, and incredible blue water. We grilled out on our dock on the canal, and enjoyed the view. We kayaked through Blackwater Sound, under US 1, and into a residential canal to see three manatees who hang out in the warmer (if murky) water. We drove to Key West for sunset and dinner at Le Maison de Pepe, enjoying Cuban cuisine and live salsa music (and the best Cuban coffee on earth). We bought a whole key lime pie from Mrs. Mac's Kitchen with extra whipped cream and watched Gilligan's Island, feeling happily ensconced on a tropical island ourselves. We found the Kampground itself charming and efficient, filled with pelican statues decorated with Santa hats and whimsical lights and wreaths decorating doors, trailers, and tents. The heated pool was delightful once the sun set and the day turned cool. A row of tiki huts on the canal is a most welcome sight to greet boaters returning from a day on the water. Penny was wonderful to work with. She made the process of renting her tiki hut in paradise a breeze. She was communicative and helpful. Her directions were clear and easy to follow. The binder she left of menus and attractions was equally user-friendly! You were wonderful, Key Largo Kampground. We'll be back soon!
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School:York Community High School, Augustana School of Nursing and St Joeseph's College, Maine
About:My husband and I have been coming to Key Largo Kampground from IL for many years, so when the opportunity came to own this home, we jumped. We have invested alot of love in the home. One of the best things is walking out on the Tiki dock with coffee- ahhh!
We love to snorkle, dive, lobster [yummy],...
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