Kawama Tower Your Year Round Vacation Paradise

From $120 / night

1530 Ocean Bay Drive, Key Largo, FL 33037
Kawama Tower Your Year Round Vacation Paradise
Condo
2 bedrooms
6 guests
30 night min

Overview Description

Overview

Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 6
Type: Condo
Per month: $3,600 - $4,000
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Key Largo vacation condo rental
Enjoy an incredible Sunsets and More in Key Largo - A Year Round Vacation Paradise with WiFi & Internet TV.

INQUIRE for Availability & Actual Rates (based on # of Guests, Dates and Length of Stay). If you read the full listing, most of your questions will be answered. Anything that remains unanswered, please ask.

FOR THE COMFORT OF ALL GUESTS (and the Owner), THIS IS A NON-SMOKING CONDO. You may smoke on the balcony, but ONLY WITH THE DOOR FULLY CLOSED! Condo Regulations. do not permitted guest to bring pets of any type.

I've been renting my condo through another site since 2000 when I purchased it. This is a new listing on VHR this year. Inquire for actual rate based on your specific stay. Rates listed are approximate - multiple factors are considered in rental rates, including # of people, Dates, Length of Stay, Due to recent developments, this condo is currently available for a minimum 28 day rental period. Once everything is in order this restriction will be lifted once again. Please come back and look for updates. Thank you for understanding, this is beyond my control and will be resolved as soon as possible.

MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS EARLY FOR DESIRED DATES

**SPECIALS: POSTED HERE WHEN Available**

Specials are as listed above.
VHR is a rental listing which allows owners and renters to do business together. I advertise on another site which keeps adding additional fees and recently shut me down until I removed notification that renters do not have to pay through their system, which incurs additional fees (12-15%). Therefore I heartily support VHR. If you look up my other rental page, you will see the original reviews from customers, which I have copy and pasted on this site.

DESCRIPTION:
Condo Has: Bahama Shutters in bedrooms and living room window - they give great light and privacy with airflow with the windows open in cooler weather & no rattling verticals on bedroom windows. Wet Bar in second bedroom. Both bathrooms have been redone with walk in shower in Master. Spacious WELL-Stocked Kitchen & Condo with many conveniences - Including a new Ninja Blender w/ Blender cups, gadgets, cooking and eating utensils, pots & pans, plenty of cups, glasses plates etc. 2 Sets of sheets per bed for longer stays or frequent changes. Plenty of Bath and Beach Towels. 4 folding Beach chairs, coolers, pool noodles and kick boards, etc. Tennis racquets and folding bike on request.

CALENDAR UPDATED when Payment Recieved.
Season, Holidays & Special Events (Min stay 28 Nights)

Initial Payment required in 2-3 days of confirmation. Payment plan for advance rentals. All payments due prior to arrival. Last minute rentals require immediate payment via OVERNIGHT MAIL OR PAYPAL.
Arrival: 4pm Departure: 11am
Early Arrival-Late Departure NOT Available on back to back rentals. INQUIRE.

MORE PHOTOS: scroll down, links located before photos on this webpage.

KAWAMA TOWER - Comfortably Furnished in Teak

Choose KEY LARGO’s desirable Kawama Tower for your Vacation Paradise. Located Oceanside @MM100.

View: Palm Trees, Playground & adjacent Wildlife Sanctuary. Spacious: 2Bedroom, 2Bath; sleeps 6 in Beds.

Porcelain tile throughout w/all the comforts & amenities of more expensive resorts. Well Stocked Kitchen w/Bar (Countertop Grill; CrockPot; Food Processor), Dining Table, Living Room, Balcony.

Master BR -Memory Foam King, full bath suite; 2nd Bedroom- Memory Foam Queen & 2 Twins w/bath. Smart TV in each bedroom. Living Room TV w/internet connection . Patio w/2 teak chairs and small table.

The Tower Oasis Pool overlooks Marina. Small beach, marina, tennis courts, playground; Enjoy a long swim in the Lagoon with sandy beach at 1 end/deck at the other & several floating platforms between.

For Baby, request: Crib w/linens-; High Chair, Portable Playpen, Stroller.

Wheelchair accessible-elevator.

Kawama Yacht Club is set back from on US1 nestled along the oceanfront affording a truly tropical, relaxed atmosphere-Perfect for your KEYS GETAWAY.

Boat Ramp - no charge. Boat Slips available for Rent.
MARINA - Insurance Requirements: $300,000 Liability. Documents Required on entrance at Gate for your boat to enter Property.

PLEASE READ -- BASIC RATES:
FROM: $800/Wk - $2000/Wk…Rates are based on Time of Year – Season Summer Fall, Holiday, Special Events; Number of people – including the baby. Shorter Stays are NOT pro-rated on daily basis. ONLY Sept 15 – Nov15: 1B/1B option available or as noted in listed specials.

Special Options: 1 Bedroom/1 Bath Full Suite, Max: 2 people - ONLY Available Mid Sep – Mid Nov & Listed Specials (second bedroom and bath will be locked off).

Each rental is quoted for specific number of people indicated - BABY counts as 1. If you add a person after your reservation is made, LET ME KNOW. I will advise added rate. If you have more than the noted number of occupants…you will be charged accordingly.
WiFi included. Fully stocked Kitchens: cookware, small appliances, RO-H2O filter; Coffee Maker; Blender; Toaster Oven; Food Processor & mini chopper, Microwave; Dishwasher. Plenty of dishes, glasses & utensils! You will usually find teas, spices canned goods and condiments - use what you like, leave what you don't use. Each condo has Private Laundry.

Extras: some CD's DVD's, books; hair dryers; Ironing Board & Iron; some toiletries, first-aid items. If you've forgotten anything, whatever you find, you're welcome to use; board games, and playing cards, Beach chairs, child toys, floats, coolers.

Like having your own vacation home in the Keys, without the expense!
RATES Quoted Rental Fee + Basic Cleaning + 12.5% Sales Tax. Security Deposit. PLUS Utilities for 3 weeks/longer.

Rates Quoted for cash/check payment Directly to Owner. Any fees incurred for payment are your responsibility (ie, credit card/paypal, wire transfer & other payments )
. All last minute rentals must be paid in full via overnight mail, if time permits, or Paypal.
Book early for desired dates, Especially Holidays and Season (Winter/Spring).

Holidays are MINIMUM full week rate unless shorter time is available last minute. Xmas & New Year weeks are separate weeks, for both holiday periods only minor reduction in rate if less than 2 weeks. If you arrive last minute and I am able to accommodate you - immediate payment by Paypal is accepted.

Rates subject to change. Once first payment received, there will be NO increase. If you find a discrepancy at any time, please advise, I correct any mistake I have made.

Once you confirm dates, initial payment must be received within 2 or 3 days – over night for last minute rental to Guarantee your Reservation. DO NOT CONFIRM, if you are not ready to send payment. You don't want to be disappointed & neither do I or another potential guest. Sorry this has happened previously. I won't lose another rental due to lack of consideration.

Every effort is made to ANSWER INQUIRIES PROMPTLY. Unanswered email or phone messages: may not have been received, lost or voice message was unclear. PLEASE TRY ME AGAIN! Be sure to include the number of people with your inquiry.

On receipt of Full Payment, Directions will be provided with my 'Keys Guide' (suggestions for local activities, restaurants etc - personal favorites & other recommendations from previous guests).

NOTE: For the comfort of All Guests (& myself): MY CONDOS ARE SMOKE FREE.

Condo Regulations: Rentals: NO Pets.
Local Pet Boarding is available if you need it.
Service Dogs are Permitted by Law - Documentation Required with Payment. Dogs not permitted on Furniture, or left on the Balcony. Nuisance Barking is not tolerated. If Excessive/Nuisance barking reported to management, you will be required to use a bark collar or leave - NO REFUNDS. You must "SCOOP POOP"!
Due to personal allergies, NO Cats EVER!
Additional SERVICE DOG Deposit $1000 is required against any damage or if extermination is required - Fleas/Ticks can be a BIG problem in the Keys. * DEPOSIT REFUNDABLE AFTER APPROXIMATELY 2-3 MONTHS, when it can be determined there is no pest problem.

Have a Great Vacation in the Fabulous Florida Keys!
Area Information
Kawama Yacht Club is conveniently located around a mile off of US1 and away from the traffic noise. It is midway in Key Largo.

The Tower has the Oasis Pool, for the exclusive use of Tower Residents & Guests.

Enjoy the Ocean at our small beach or other beaches in the upper keys. Don't miss Kawama's Lagune (my favorite place to swim). Plenty of wonderful restaurants, a few are within walking distance from the Condo.

Located a few miles south of John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. You can scuba dive and snorkel here, I prefer to dive with some of the local dive shops, they also go to the Park coral reefs. These tend to be less crowded than the boats that operate out of Pennekamp and as a diver, I prefer less crowded boats for diving and snorkeling. I will be happy to furnish you with my personal favorites with your confirmed rental.

Swim with the Dolphins 4 blocks from the entrance to Kawama Yacht Club.

From Key Largo you are able to make a pleasant day trip to visit the rest of the keys, including Key West, keep in mind it's about 100 miles to Southern Most Point in Key West (start early, enjoy the day and leave late, avoid the traffic. The speed limit varies by the Key, 30 - 50 MPH so it will take 2-3 hours depending on stops and any traffic. Park and walk or Enjoy the one and off trolley in Key West for transportation.

I'm happy to include my Key's Guide (mostly upper keys) with some personal favorites and suggestions for restaurant and local attractions etc, with your paid rental. Since I live in Miami, I am frequently in Key Largo for weekends at another condo. This also allows me to check in on the Condo to see that it is being kept up to my standards.

I have been renting this condo since 2000 and have made many improvements and updated furniture, to the point that I am currently very pleased with the comfort offered and frequently praised by guests comments on my other rental site.

I have recently added VHR to list this vacation in additional to my other rental site I cannot list the exact site, but My number on that site is 14107 it is located at the Vacation Rental (the one by owner). Use a / then the number. Please let me know if you have also seen my condo on the other rental listing so I can evaluate it's effectiveness. I'll be evaluating this site for at least a year. If it works as well as the other did, I may drop the other, which seems to be attempting to take too much control of my property rentals and they are charging renters an additional fee now as well as making other demands. Its been a great run, but I'm Truly getting Fed up with the games they play, to keep my rental visible to potential Renters. The quest is on! Thanks for looking. Thanks and ENJOY your Peaceful Vacation in my Piece of Paradise! If you prefer to pay on line with additional fees I will direct you to my other listing.
Attractions within Walking Distance
Pilot house has fishing boats for rent. Pilot House is a dockside restaurant with a glass bottom bar.
There are other restaurants withing walking distance, just depends on how far you want to walk. This is the closest.
Nearby Restaurants
Snooks, Bayside Grill, Mrs Macs, Key Largo Conch House, Sundowners, Sushi Nami, Num Thai, ShipWrecks, Snappers, Chads Deli. More listed in my Keys Guide I'll send with rental.
Transportation
Car is most convenient for getting around. There are local taxi services and Airport shuttle available.
Best Time of the Year to Travel
SnowBirds love the winter from December - March/April, and book early. February seems to be the most popular month and is often booked a year ahead. I have a monthly rental condo at Landings of Largo as well as my short term rental at Kawama Tower. Monthly rates are more favorable.
Late Spring and summern into fall is great for fishing, water sports and diving.
Mid September - Mid November typically has the lowest rates.

About the owner

Owner Profile

Carol "I'd Rather Be Diving!" Stuhmer

Carol  "I'd Rather Be Diving!" Stuhmer

Carol "I'd Rather Be Diving!" Stuhmer

  • School:

    CUNY at Baruch, BBA; University of Miami, MBA; Educating Hands School of Massage
  • Work:

    Self Employed - Licensed Massage Therapist
  • About:

    I've lived in Miami (since 1991) and frequently visit Key Largo. My condo is available year round for your vacation rental. In fact, I love the keys so much, I just had to purchase a condo here I could use when I visit, and ended up with a second one that I stay in because Kawama Tower became ...
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Availability

Availability Calendar

Rates

Rates

Begins Ends Week
Night
Weekend
Night
Weekly Monthly Min
Stay
Nov 19 2016 Dec 21 2017 - - - $3,600 1 Month
Jan 03 2017 Jan 31 2017 - - - $4,000 1 Month
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 12.5%
Tax I.D.: 058-38-5504
Deposits: $500-$1000 & up (for month + longer stays)
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, PayPal, Personal Check
Other Fees: Basic Cleaning (Includes 1 load of laundry only) $125 Basic Cleaning Fee for 3 weeks or longer - $150 (includes 1 load of laundry) Utilities are added for stays of 28 days or longer. Terms and Conditions Listed in Rental Agreement and Condo Information apply. Shorter stays available - request rate. Rates are quoted for 2 people, additional for up to 6. In season and summer rates are for up to 4 people with additional for up to 6. Inquire for the rate for your stay.

Amenities

Amenities

  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • 1 Crib
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Beachfront
  • High Speed Internet
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Bikes
  • Linens Provided
  • Waterfront
  • Beach Chairs
  • Dock/Boat Slip
  • Oceanfront
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Beach Towels
  • Full Kitchen
  • Parking Included
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Blender
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • CD Player
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator (Mini)
  • Toaster
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Iron
  • Stereo
  • Washer/Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • Activities

  • Beach
    (onsite)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (1 mile)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (5 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (onsite)
  • Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Scuba Diving
    (2 miles)
  • Jet Skiing
    (5 miles)
  • Boating
    (onsite)
  • Live Entertainment
    (<1 mile)
  • Snorkeling
    (2 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (5 miles)
  • Tennis
    (onsite)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (3 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (8 miles)
  • Basketball Court
    (<1 mile)



Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Small Beach, Lagune, Lighted Tennis Courts, plenty of Ocean side Restaurants and Bay Side restaurants for sunset - don't miss the fabulous sunsets on the Bay. It's a daily event to be enjoyed! or have a good view from the Jetty at Kawama, which although its oceanside, you can have a good view as the sun sets.

Fishing Boats less than 1/2 mile from the condo at the marina located on Ocean Bay Drive.
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Tim Birthisel said...
Sep 19, 2002

Kawama was an unexpected ...
1530 Ocean Bay Drive, Key Largo, FL, 33037, United States (14107)

Date of Stay
September 19, 2002
Helpful votes:0/0
Kawama was an unexpected delight during our recent stay on Key Largo.
The grounds invites us to wander and enjoy the many oceanside scenic vistas and park-like facilities.
The location was unforgettable, tucked away in a discrete corner of Key Largo which most visitors never know exists.
A special treat was the architecture of the tower itself. The inner courtyard, surrounded by the convenient parking areas, is a dramatic, airy refuge from the sudden storms that sweep through the Keys. It was obviously inspired by some of the best of modern Miami.
Carol Stuhmer has designed an ideal hideaway for the discriminating sport diver and adventurer, her unit is superb!


kelly Morris said...
Oct 5, 2002

This condo is GREAT! It i...
1530 Ocean Bay Drive, Key Largo, FL, 33037, United States (14107)

Date of Stay
October 5, 2002
Helpful votes:0/0
This condo is GREAT! It is everything listed and MORE. We had a fabulous stay. The accommodations & grounds are both beautiful and spacious. The condo is full of all amenities. Easy access to all KEYS FUN! I would recommend this condo to anyone who would like a nice, quality place to stay. Carol is very nice to work with. HOPE YOU ENJOY YOUR STAY!!!!!!! If you have any ? please let me know. WE WILL DEFINITELY BE BACK!!!! :)


Rosalie Pratt said...
Jan 12, 2003

Carol's condo is a lovely...
1530 Ocean Bay Drive, Key Largo, FL, 33037, United States (14107)

Date of Stay
January 12, 2003
Helpful votes:0/0
Carol's condo is a lovely place, furnished to the hilt and she is a very accommodating person to work with. We had a grand Xmas vacation there with family and would welcome the chance to return.


Daniel Budnik said...
Mar 4, 2003

Carol, Thanks for sharin...
1530 Ocean Bay Drive, Key Largo, FL, 33037, United States (14107)

Date of Stay
March 4, 2003
Helpful votes:0/0
Carol,
Thanks for sharing your lovely condo with us. The pool and playground on the grounds were enjoyed by us and our children. Plus the beach adjacent to the tower at the marina was great for sunning during the day and relaxing at sunset. Your CD collection was enjoyed while relaxing on the patio.We enjoyed our stay and when we visit Key Largo again, we would definitely like to stay at your place again.
Warmest regards,
Kate and Dan Budnik


keystraveler said...
Apr 2, 2003

The condo was spotlessly ...
1530 Ocean Bay Drive, Key Largo, FL, 33037, United States (14107)

Date of Stay
April 2, 2003
Helpful votes:0/0
The condo was spotlessly clean which was very nice. Carol made every effort to be accommodating to guests needs even to having extra pillows, etc. It was very nice to have condiments and spices already stocked. We always have to buy and dispose of so many extras that it felt great to leave things for the next renters and we felt fine using what was there. Its a "family" place.


Susan Tesch said...
Mar 21, 2004

Carol's condo is extremel...
1530 Ocean Bay Drive, Key Largo, FL, 33037, United States (14107)

Date of Stay
March 21, 2004
Helpful votes:0/0
Carol's condo is extremely spacious, well kept, and generously stocked for adults and children to enjoy their vacation. It was awesome not to have to haul so much "STUFF" with us. We were vacationing with another family in another condo unit and the Yacht Club was perfect for our family from ages 2 to 78! A fabulous vacation was had by all. The children loved the beach, sandy playground, and lagoon. The group of condos is extremely quiet, well kept and peaceful for a great get away. It is conveniently located to alot of activities when you do want to go out and enjoy water sports, restaurants, and other attractions in the area.
Susan Tesch


The Young's said...
Jul 20, 2004

Carol's Condo makes a per...
1530 Ocean Bay Drive, Key Largo, FL, 33037, United States (14107)

Date of Stay
July 20, 2004
Helpful votes:0/0
Carol's Condo makes a perfect "home-away-from-home". It is comfortable, clean and filled with lots of little necessities. The grounds are charming and picturesque. Our children really enjoyed the playground and looking for fish, salamanders, and crabs in the lagoon. The location couldn't be better and Carol was such a pleasure to work with. We all had a wonderful time and would highly recommend this condo.
Thanks for everything Carol!


allen hammontree said...
Sep 18, 2005

The condo itself is very ...
1530 Ocean Bay Drive, Key Largo, FL, 33037, United States (14107)

Date of Stay
September 18, 2005
Helpful votes:0/0
The condo itself is very spacious and well furnished. There are many extras that add a nice touch. The grounds are beautiful and the jetty allowed an unobstructed view of a full moon over the ocean. Unforgettable. Thanks Carol


Kris Cartwright said...
Jun 29, 2008

Carol's condo was absolut...
1530 Ocean Bay Drive, Key Largo, FL, 33037, United States (14107)

Date of Stay
June 29, 2008
Helpful votes:0/0
Carol's condo was absolutely beautiful, clean, and spacious. One could find plenty to entertain themselves just on the grounds alone. Carol has anticipated so many needs from extra linens to toys for the kids. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely consider staying there again.


The Ruperts said...
Feb 11, 2009

Carol's Condo is comforta...
1530 Ocean Bay Drive, Key Largo, FL, 33037, United States (14107)

Date of Stay
February 11, 2009
Helpful votes:1/1
Carol's Condo is comfortable, clean and filled with
lots of little necessities. The grounds are well kept
and the lagoon and its fish are spectacular. The
location couldn't be better for Key Largo and Carol
was such a pleasure to work with. We had a
wonderful time and would recommend this condo
to friends and family. Carol's condo is adequately
spacious, well kept, and generously stocked for a
vacation away from home. There are several
restuarants within walking distance as well as a
fantastic dophin training place! Thanks for
everything Carol!


1530 Ocean Bay Drive, Key Largo, FL, 33037, United States (14107)

Date of Stay
March 23, 2009
Helpful votes:1/1
we had a lovely time.the condo was beautiful,well equipped,and clean.the grounds and pool were very nice,and the complex is close to everything.our whole family had a great time,and would definitely go back.


Stan8 said...
Jul 2, 2009

Carol's Condo is a great ...
1530 Ocean Bay Drive, Key Largo, FL, 33037, United States (14107)

Date of Stay
July 2, 2009
Helpful votes:1/1
Carol's Condo is a great place to stay and has everything you could think of for your use. She was a pleasure to deal with and was prompt in all communications and very helpful.


Carol's Condo was wonderf...
1530 Ocean Bay Drive, Key Largo, FL, 33037, United States (14107)

Date of Stay
July 30, 2009
Helpful votes:1/1
Carol's Condo was wonderful, spacious, bright, comfortable, and super CLEAN!! Fully stocked kitchen with EVERYTHING, linens, towels, and super soft beds. Location is great for access to diving, snorkeling , eco-tours in the Glades, a nice day trip to Key West, fishing, or just relaxing. I completely enjoyed my time in Key Largo and Carol's condo at KAWAMA tower!!


Christopher2010 said...
May 11, 2010

Best Owner in the Keys
1530 Ocean Bay Drive, Key Largo, FL, 33037, United States (14107)

Date of Stay
March 13, 2010
Helpful votes:1/1
This was a last minute booking bc our other living arrangements on the mainland were canceled 48hrs before our trip. The owner was very professional, flexible, understanding, and accommodating to our needs. The condo was very clean and charming. We enjoyed the atmoshpere and feel of the place an look forward to visiting here again. We snorkeled at the rock jetti at the property and saw lobsters, rays, blowfish, and urchins. Kawama is 100% enjoyable. We were actually happy to stay here instead of our previous booking. My only complaint is not being able to stay longer! Carol, we will see you again soon. Thank you.
Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers


Arnie said...
Nov 13, 2010

Very enjoyable week at Condo #14107
1530 Ocean Bay Drive, Key Largo, FL, 33037, United States (14107)

Date of Stay
September 25, 2010
Helpful votes:1/1
The owner, Carol Stuhmer, provided all the pertinent and accurate information necessary for rental of this very, very nice condo. In general, I find it unusual to receive prompt and factual information from individuals and/or associations whose main goal is simply to rent their properties. In this case, Carol was very forthcoming with the information to make my decision an easy one. The property description, including the posted photos, was "right on" in every respect. From the location of the keys for access to the condo, to the general appearance and cleanliness of the unit everything was "as advertised". We enjoyed our stay very much and HIGHLY recommend Carol and her unit should your travel plans take you to Key Largo. You can expect everything as advertised, and a most enjoyable stay in a very peaceful environment, with never ending adventures of your choosing. I have never had a more enjoyable and serene vacation than we had during this week in late September and early October.......thanks Carol!!
Recommended for: People with Disabilities, Families with Young Children, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway


Maureen kew said...
May 14, 2011

Excellent location and apartment
1530 Ocean Bay Drive, Key Largo, FL, 33037, United States (14107)

Date of Stay
April 1, 2011
Helpful votes:2/2
We stayed her for 10 nights in April 2011. The apartment was well equipped - in fact it had everything imaginable.
The beds were were huge and so comfortable.
The rooms were very spacious and easily to get around with my son in his wheelchair.
Carol is so accommodating and will do anything she can to help.
We would definitely stay here again when we go back to the Keys for my son to have dolphin therapy.
The apartment is withing walking distance of Island Dolphin Care.
Recommended for: People with Disabilities, Families with Young Children, Families with Teenagers


Kristi M. said...
May 13, 2011

Fantastic Family Spring Break
1530 Ocean Bay Drive, Key Largo, FL, 33037, United States (14107)

Date of Stay
April 23, 2011
Helpful votes:1/1
My husband & I stayed here with our three boys ages 7, 12, & 15. We had a blast!! Carol was very helpful with a list of places to visit & see. My favorite was Calypsos Restaurant. We dove with Conch Republic in Islamorada. The condo was perfect! It was very clean, well maintained, & spacious. My favorite was having a full size washer & dryer. We came home with clean clothes. Normally I dread coming home because of the mountain of laundry. None after this vacation!
We played in the pool, snorkeled in the cove, & played tennis every evening. The condo is very close to everything-- grocery, restaurants, diving, & Kmart. Carol was very helpful in leaving a list of places to visit.
I recommend this rental for anyone! Carol has gone above & beyond for her clients! The listing was very accurate. We will be back! Thank you Carol for sharing your well equipped home & keeping it reasonably priced!
Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers


MiamiTraveler said...
May 14, 2011

Great Getaway Spot * Wonderful Amenities * Comfortable
1530 Ocean Bay Drive, Key Largo, FL, 33037, United States (14107)

Date of Stay
May 6, 2011
Helpful votes:1/1
Thank you for providing such an excellent vacation experience while creating a space that feels like home. My large format photograph of the Florida Bay (**********w.istockphoto ((reverse this moc. these letters are blocked otherwise))/stock-photo-14774512-everglades-water-canoe -on-horizon.php?st=d5473d4) adds an extra bit of local character. So much care and attention was put into this condo that made the stay there exceptional! Hope to get back down there again soon.
Recommended for: People with Disabilities, Families with Young Children, Girls Getaway, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers
My Response
Thanks again Lorraine for the wonderful photo...it came out better than I imagined printed on canvas....I can't wait to get other photos from your portfolio...I hope everyone appreciates your talent. This "Florida Bay" print resonates with me and is a great focal point at the condo....not to be-little your talent by any means, but what an improvement over the stock photos which came with the condo.....To return and future guests...look for new photos they'll be coming....when Lorraine has time. Carol


Vikki said...
Jan 4, 2012

Perfect...
1530 Ocean Bay Drive, Key Largo, FL, 33037, United States (14107)

Date of Stay
December 28, 2011
Helpful votes:1/1
Just getting home from a week at Carol's condo, and I just wanted to drop a note. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect home base. Other than a few groceries, we needed nothing. If you didn't bring it, chances are likely that it's already supplied. Everyone we met, from the grounds keeper and security guards to the residents and other vacationer's were super friendly and very helpful. I highly recommend Carol's condo, and hope to visit Key Largo again.
Recommended for: People with Disabilities, Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers


Vikki said...
Jan 4, 2012

Perfect...
1530 Ocean Bay Drive, Key Largo, FL, 33037, United States (14107)

Date of Stay
December 28, 2011
Helpful votes:1/1
Just getting home from a week at Carol's condo, and I just wanted to drop a note. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect home base. Other than a few groceries, we needed nothing. If you didn't bring it, chances are likely that it's already supplied. Everyone we met, from the grounds keeper and security guards to the residents and other vacationer's were super friendly and very helpful. I highly recommend Carol's condo, and hope to visit Key Largo again.
Recommended for: People with Disabilities, Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers


Marc said...
Feb 29, 2012

Great Home Base
1530 Ocean Bay Drive, Key Largo, FL, 33037, United States (14107)

Date of Stay
February 18, 2012
Helpful votes:1/1
I can't say enough about how well Carol sets her place up. Just about anything you'd want. My 5-year-old loved the tennis courts and the pool. If you have kids that young, there's a pretty quiet beach that's great for that age that's free on weekdays about ten minutes away in Tavernier, plus Pennekamp is just to the north. Even though you're set back a bit from Route 1, you're certainly not far from civilization - groceries, CVS/Walgreens, all kinds of restaurants in under ten minutes. We had perfect weather, but even if we didn't, we were in a great place.
Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Age 55+

This is one of my favorites and I'm so pleased I've achieved what I have tried to do: have a convenience you just might need.
Jayne said...
Apr 14, 2012

JV from Bayville, New Jersey
1530 Ocean Bay Drive, Key Largo, FL, 33037, United States (14107)

Date of Stay
April 7, 2012
Helpful votes:2/2
What can I say? This was the first time I had ever used V*** or vacationed, condo style. With three teenage girls, it is the only way to go. Carol's place is impeccable; she has every amenity and then some- from beach chairs and umbrellas to miscellaneous toiletries. My younger one said it best when my pierced ear became infected: "Check in the pantry, Carol has everything!" And there sat a bottle of peroxide! The complex is perfectly nestled in a quite area of Largo between Miami and Islamorada- we took day trips to both as well as to Key West. My husband and two girls went deep sea fishing out of Largo and caught four dolphin fish-Lazy Days in Islamorada cooked them up for us! We rented jet skis out of largo and went fishing off the jetty right on the complex. Kids are going to college in sept- this is most likely our last family vacation. It was simply perfect! Thank you Carol for providing such detailed, accurate information about your place and for sharing your piece of paradise !
Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers


H said...
Aug 29, 2012

Great Condo
1530 Ocean Bay Drive, Key Largo, FL, 33037, United States (14107)

Date of Stay
August 3, 2012
Helpful votes:2/2
We stayed for a 5 day retreat here in the beginning of August. The condo is clean and has all the conveniences of home, just bring groceries and you are all set. The size of the condo is large and roomy which was my main concern. We have 2 young babies and had plenty of space. The highchair, crib, and playpen provided were in great condition and made the trip easier on us. The beds are super comfortable, grounds are quiet. Nice playground for kids and lagoon was fun. Great restaurants in the area, esp Snooks--good food and gorgeous sunset views and kid friendly. Will definately use this condo again in the future. Owner is available for questions and very helpful in assuring your stay is pleasant.
Recommended for: Families with Young Children


HAC153047 said...
Sep 18, 2012

Beautiful Condo
1530 Ocean Bay Drive, Key Largo, FL, 33037, United States (14107)

Date of Stay
August 18, 2012
Helpful votes:2/2
This was such a beautiful condo. We really enjoyed coming 'home' to it every night while we were there. The guard at the entrance made us feel very safe. The kids could ride bikes around without us being nervous, if they'd wanted to. Lots of colorful fish in the marina and off of the shore. Truly paradise. Loved the wagon. It came in very handy! The beds were the best. SO comfy. Thanks so much!
Recommended for: People with Disabilities, Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers


Sunseeker said...
Feb 22, 2013

Sunny Days
1530 Ocean Bay Drive, Key Largo, FL, 33037, United States (14107)

Date of Stay
February 2, 2013
Helpful votes:3/3
We were just at Kawama Tower and had a wonderful time. We had our three boys with us. We explored the keys, took scuba lessons, snorkelled in the salt water lagoon, and the ocean, ate everything in sight, held baby gators... It was a great week, action packed and we also spent some quiet moments lazing by the pool. The condo was immaculate, very pretty and well stocked with lots of little items. (very rare, usually the cupboards are BARE in a rental) The grounds were well maintained, and people everywhere were friendly and helpful. I felt comfortable letting the kids "roam" within the community with the gated entrance and the keyed entry to Tower and Pool. It was occasionally a pain to juggle towel, sunscreen, cold drink etc into pool, but a worthwhile security feature in my opinion. We read Carol's restaurant recommendations and visited many of her favourites, all with good results.. We especially enjoyed Hobo's, Key Largo Conch House (do brunch, great array of Eggs Benedict -with lobster, avocodo, crab cakes-yum!, Braza Lena (don't eat all day before you go!) and Jimmy Johnson's (watch the sun go down with a beverage, listen to the guitar player) Also enjoyed visit to Key West and tour of Hemingway's home.
Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers


Don said...
Aug 11, 2013

Very Nice
1530 Ocean Bay Drive, Key Largo, FL, 33037, United States (14107)

Date of Stay
August 2, 2013
Helpful votes:1/1
This was my 1st v***. Carol makes it ez. Quick accurate bookings. The photos are all spot on. Anyone with kids you can feel secure here. The lagoon was larger then expected. Read the other reviews I don't want repeat what other said. I cant disagree with any of them. The place is nice is an understatement. Things that I would think would help some one choose this area. You cant get lost. One main road north to south thru the keys lots of turning lanes for ez access to shops. There is groceries close by. A publix is just a few miles north and a winn Dixie north and south aprox 5-8 miles,. There is a kmart beside publix ( aprox 2 miles north if that). For basic snorkel gear go there avoid the dive shops etc unless you want higher quality gear. kmart also has fishing licenses. There is a FRESH seafood within 1 mile. For those wishing to charter a fishing boat the marina just .5 mile from the resort is very limited for private charters but there is a head boat there reasonably priced. Head south to Whale Harbor or Bud n Marys ( aprox 15-18 mile) Huge selections of private charters. There are lots of shops and things to see or do near the resort. Don't want to cook in the fully stocked kitchen . No problem tons of food places. For those beach goers that love to lay in the sand that tapers gradually in to the ocean FORGET it. This is the keys. I have been to 4 keys and yet to discover the beaches that Fort Lauderdale or Miami have. There is sandy areas to layout.
Recommended for: People with Disabilities, Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers


Kendra B. said...
Aug 27, 2013

Perfect setting for relaxing vacation!!!
1530 Ocean Bay Drive, Key Largo, FL, 33037, United States (14107)

Date of Stay
August 10, 2013
Helpful votes:2/2
Carol's condo is the perfect setting for a relaxing Key Largo vacation. The spacious unit has absolutely everything you need and more. All of the amenities of home!! The condo tower is centrally located and within easy walking distance of two pools, salt water lagoon, fishing jetty and marina. My family and I were blown away by all of the nature we experienced in the Keys. Carol is an absolute joy to work with! I would definitely stay here again!
Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Adventure Seekers

this was from our building repair construction days 2014.....which is completed

Diver girl said...
Jul 28, 2014

Great stay
1530 Ocean Bay Drive, Key Largo, FL, 33037, United States (14107)

Date of Stay
July 12, 2014
Helpful votes:1/1
This is a great condo! Despite the construction, which is almost finished for this condo (though not for other areas of the building), the condo is very nice and convenient in Key Largo. Well-equipped, and Carol is super to work with. Much better than a hotel, and we would recommend it highly! Would stay there next time!
Recommended for: People with Disabilities, Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Age 55+, Families with Teenagers


Ron said...
Jun 30, 2015

Great condo
1530 Ocean Bay Drive, Key Largo, FL, 33037, United States (14107)

Date of Stay
June 13, 2015
Helpful votes:1/1
Our stay at Kawama Towers was amazing. To start, Carols condo was very clean, decorated nicely and the kitchen was very well stocked with appliances to make all your meals. The pool and grounds were very nice and there is great fishing from the pier(my wife caught a record size mangro snapper and her first shark) If you do decide to go out for meals be sure to take a look at Carol's recommendations. We tried a few and they were all great.


Ted B. said...
Jul 4, 2015

Thoughtful Details - At Home Feel - Amazing Hospitality!
1530 Ocean Bay Drive, Key Largo, FL, 33037, United States (14107)

Date of Stay
June 25, 2015
Helpful votes:2/2
You will LOVE this amazing condo! It’s a perfect expression of Key’s condo in a great location, marina, grocery, private pools, gated property, and spacious layout. Then it goes to another level thanks to a remarkable owner, Carol. WOW!! We had the privilege of staying here for a week in June, from the moment we walked in we had an unmistakable “at home” feeling. Carol has done a fantastic job decorating with an island feel and look. It’s tasteful, updated, fresh, fun. Local colors and art make you know you are in the islands, right down to the teak furniture. Then Carol takes it over the top by covering every..single..detail...right down to the cheese grater! Who thinks of stocking their rental condo with a cheese grater?? CAROL does!! I made a key lime pie and wanted lime zest and didn’t think twice that this condo would have one, I looked in in two cabinets and sure enough, there it was! From the fully stocked kitchen, even chef knives, the shampoo hanging on the wall in the shower, the stocked essential spices, paper products, condiments, washer and dryer, beach and pool toys, two sets of keys when the family is in two places, the incredibly comfortable memory foam beds, every details is covered. We discovered Island Dolphin Care, amazing facility committed to care of special needs children through interaction with dolphins. Our special needs daughter Abby had a magical day with the dolphins and experienced the transforming integration of therapy with dolphins. Carol’s condo is located 2 blocks away! It’s the perfect location and perfect setting for an extended stay while working with Island Dolphin Care. We are hoping to come back and stay for a month! Carol’s hospitality was obvious from our first interaction when I had a challenge with PayPal, she worked with me to resolve the issue and get us in on schedule. Her commitment to hospitality continued to the very end when she allowed us to extend our stay to participate in the dolphin program with our daughter. At every step of the way she was available to make our stay comfortable, convenient, and “right at home". Every time we walked into this condo we breathed a sigh of relief as if we were walking into our own home. It’s a testimony to Carol’s commitment to serve the needs of her guests that you can feel “at home” in her condo. It’s a mark of someone with the gift of hospitality to feel that spirit of “welcome home” even when the owner is not present! We will be back to our Key Largo home ASAP!
Recommended for: People with Disabilities, Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers


Karen M. said...
Jan 14, 2016

Terrific stay- has everything you need and MUCH MORE!!!!!
1530 Ocean Bay Drive, Key Largo, FL, 33037, United States (14107)

Date of Stay
December 30, 2015
Helpful votes:1/1
We will definitely be returning to Carol's condo in Key Largo!! From the minute we walked in the door we loved the condo, the owner is fabulous she went out of her way to make our stay unforgettable. The beach decor is really lovely. The condo was spotless, very well stocked with linens, the beds were so comfortable, the kitchen...ah, let's just say it's magnificent...it's got everything just like you are at home, the lay out of the unit is wonderful. My family wanted to fish- no problem fishing pole, cooler, red wagon, etc, all in the utility closet... Not sure what you want to see or do? No problem she has a mini guide on the lovely granite counter , need internet access? Yes the condo has internet access and every room has a TV....The community itself is terrific wonderful sunrises and sunsets can be enjoyed sitting in the gazebo by the jetty. The lagoon and pool were relaxing too. We raved about how wonderful our trip was friends have already asked for information about this condo unit in hopes of planning another trip. Can't wait until we can return and you can bet we will want to stay right here!!'
Recommended for: People with Disabilities, Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers

Since I'm new on VHR I'm copying some reviews from my other listing site: V....R....B....O.....1...4...1..0..7

I look forward to guests from VHR adding their own experiences with staying at my condo to the following reviews:

Sharmon S. said...
Apr 20, 2016

We loved it!
1530 Ocean Bay Drive, Key Largo, FL, 33037, United States (14107)

Date of Stay
April 11, 2016
Helpful votes:0/0
I can not say enough good things about Carol and the condo she so graciously allowed us to check into with short notice. The attention to detail from the decorations to the comfort of the King Bed (memory foam was amazing!) was beyond our expectations and we feel very fortunate to have found this unit. My husband is quite the cook so we were beyond pleased to find a fully stocked kitchen with pans, utensils and appliances. Additionally, there were plenty of towels for everyone and the beach towels were also fabulous. You will want for nothing if you stay here. Carol even provides a wagon in the unit in case you need to transport things from your car or to the onsite beach.
The grounds are very lush and we did some fishing off of the jetty located on the property which also was great. My kids loved the lagoon, complete with live fish, and we were even entertained one morning by some resident iguanas. The pool tower was awesome - we didn't want to ever leave. If we ever go back to Key Largo, this is the place I would stay!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are shorter stays available.?
A: Yes, absolute minimum is 2 night rental. Rates may be higher. Inquire for quote for your stay.
Q: Does your condo have a Water View.?
A: NO.
however the property is on the ocean and has a wonderful Lagune for swimming as well as 2 pools.
Q: I have a few questions.?
A: Please ask if you can't find the answer to your questions in my listing, I try to make my listing as complete as possible, but there's always room for questions. I'll answer as promptly as possible.
Q: Can I rent by the month or for longer than one month.?
A: Yes, Based on availability. Rates vary by season and holidays included. This is set up as a vacation rental and accordingly rates are higher than other local rental properties for longer term. I also have a rental which has a minimum of 28 day rentals this is also located in Key Largo at Landings of Largo. Long term rentals at that condo are available, however be aware that season usually books at least partially by the prior year, though not always. It is also a fully furnished condo.

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    CUNY at Baruch, BBA; University of Miami, MBA; Educating Hands School of Massage
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    Self Employed - Licensed Massage Therapist
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    I've lived in Miami (since 1991) and frequently visit Key Largo. My condo is available year round for your vacation rental. In fact, I love the keys so much, I just had to purchase a condo here I could use when I visit, and ended up with a second one that I stay in because Kawama Tower became ...
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