Playa Penelope - your own Tiki & Boat Dock
|Per week:||$700 - $800|
|Per month:||$1,995 - $2,790|
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] Additionally,
there is a $75 cleaning fee per week- $ 85 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.
There is a small beach at the end of our street.
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, microwave, full sized refrigerator, toaster, coffee maker, full bath, 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 Noodles, games, DVDs, and CDs, books, and cookbooks.
Heated pool, children's playground,volleyball court, shuffleboard, Laundromat, 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.
[I check my e mail daily for inquiries.]
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.
Visit historic Key West
Sight see- take a trip to Bahia Honda State Park by the 7 mile bridge and learn about Flagler's railroad.
See the Key Deer of Big Pine Key,
Enjoy fresh seafood from our many dining facilities or your own catch.
Local musicians provide great entertainment,
Visit Key Largo Chamber of Commerce on line & in person [mile 106] for more ideas and discount coupons.
Look up Key Largo Kampground on line to see pictures of the condo area.
|May 01 2015||Dec 13 2015||-||-||$700||$1,995||1 Week|
|Dec 14 2015||Apr 30 2016||-||-||$800||$2,790||1 Week|
|Check In: 2 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.|
|Lodging tax: 12.5% Tax|
|Tax I.D.: licensed with Monroe County and the State of FL|
|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. [12.5% tax paid & cleaning fee refunded.]|
|Payment Options: Money Order, Personal Check|
|Other Fees: Cleaning fee of $65 for one week; $75 for a month or longer. You can purchase travel insurance from an online firm.|
- 1 Queen Bed
- 1 Double Bed
- Air Conditioning
- Full Kitchen
- Linens Provided
- Screened Porch
- Beach Towels
- Outdoor Shower
- View (Water)
- High Speed Internet
- Parking Included
- Dock/Boat Slip
- Private Pool
- Alarm Clock
- Gas Grill
- CD Player
- Hair Dryer
- TV (Cable/Satellite)
- Ceiling Fan
- Refrigerator (Full)
- 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
Reviews for this vacation cottage rental in Key Largo, Florida
South Central Pennsylvania
Playa Penelope - As Advertised
January 20, 2015
Playa Penelope was a pleasant and peaceful little retreat. Penny's efforts to assure that the trip went well and that all information about the Florida Keys and access to her vacation home was readily available. We appreciated the fact that Penny sent periodic updates and suggestions for things to do while in Key Largo and the Keys in general. Easy, close access to a supermarket, restaurants and a mini farmer's market made the accommodations even better. The "cottage" was on a boat canal with wonderful views of tropical fish and an occasional tiny jellyfish floating by. The neighbors were all respectful of each other's desire for quiet and relaxation. A very accessible, large pool within the campground was a wonderful respite from the heat. This is an ideal retreat for a couple to get away from the craziness and cold of a Pennsylvania winter for our anniversary. Thanks Penny! We would definitely return in the future if possible.
Another Month in Paradise
November 13, 2014
We are so fortunate to have been able to again spend a month at Playa Penelope, and just like last year, we hope to be able to return -same time next year! We’ve spent much time sitting on the dock under the chickee watching the water & the world go by, enjoying breakfasts, lunches, and dinners there, toasting sunsets, and enjoying friends. We've spent many hours riding our bikes away from the park, paddling our kayaks north and south from the KLK waterway, and exploring this beautiful Key Largo area. The condo itself is comfortable & inviting with everything you need to enjoy your visit. This year, a new range & new gas grill made life especially easy. Penny takes great care in making sure that everything is ready and that you have all of the information you need to get the full benefit of your visit . Maps, charts, brochures, reference books, and flyers galore assist you in finding great places to visit, eat, and enjoy in the Upper Keys. -and if you have a question she’s always available by phone. The other owners, renters & staff at KLK have been friendly and helpful. Facilities at KLK are kept in good shape -the beaches even received a new bed of sand while we were here. It's amazingly peaceful and quiet, a wonderful respite from the busy world we -and many visitors -leave behind. We wholeheartedly recommend Playa Penelope to those who want to get away from the hustle & bustle to enjoy some time in a comfortable, well-maintained unit located in a South Florida tropical paradise. Contact Penny, and "C'mon down!"
Loved It... Loved It....Loved It
October 1, 2014
It was time for a father & son get away. We brought our boat and stayed a week right on the water. The price is what sold me. The amenities, functionality, location, and super nice owner will bring me back again. I loved having my boat at my own private dock. I could see it and the water from the living room. We had BBQ and swimming and our own tiki hut deck. The condo was perfect! Everything we needed was there. Penny's communication and thoroughness was beyond expectations. She wrote to us all the details well ahead of our visit including tips on diving and fishing. She had everything waiting for us with the staff at the gated community office. Instructions were clear on everything from Wi-Fi to the all-important A/C once inside. Everything worked. The condo was clean, comfortable, well organized. I felt so well taken care of it was like we were family. It was truly like staying at the home of a family member. Thank you so very, very much. Charles Ramsey
Floral City FL
June 8, 2014
My husband and I enjoyed 16 days at Playa Penelope in May. We spent one week there in May, 2013. The location of this rental is great, especially for us with our boat , being able to fish either the ocean side or the bayside waters. Everything is clean and just as pictured on the rental website. We love having our morning coffee on the tiki dock , then the convenience of hopping into our boat tied to the tiki dock for a day of fishing.. The security at the Key Largo Kampground is 24/7. The owners are very helpful and always available for any issues that came up. We will definitely return again. The Gallman's
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.
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.
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
Our host Penelope wrote really nice letters about the accommodation and different tips on what to do in Key Largo. She sent videos as well. A very hospitable host who let us use the TV, Wifi and a phone that was free within the US & CA. There was a whole basket of brochures and other useful information for a tourist. It was clean and nice - a lovely "summer cottage" with a prime location. We wrote several letters to each other before we went there Close access to the large pool and laundry facilities. Quiet area with no distractions.
The place was nice and cute, perfect for a little getaway. With a car, easy to get to a number of different destinations--food, Pennekamp State Park, etc. The home was clean and offered everything you might need--kitchen, bath, etc. The campground also has a little beach and pool. The owner provides a lot of clear instructions about how to arrive at the home and utilize the various things in the house.
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!
Frequently Asked Questions
I also like to paint pictures, and kayak.
The many places to snorkel and SCUBA dive are only available along this reef; the USA has no other coral reef.
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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!
When we retired, we moved to Englewood...
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