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1 / 60 From the Moon Bay dock. Private Class One slip included. Rated to 30 feet,



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About the area

Plenty to do for guests of all ages. Moon Bay is our second home and furnished and maintained exactly like our main home near Chicago. Regardless of where you stay feel free to ask me questions on Moon Bay or the Fabulous Florida Keys. I have a home made "e-mail brochure" on just about every Keys subject I will be glad to e-mail you. Thanks for your interest in Moon Bay Don Schlegel (SS) U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Master John Pennekamp Underwater Park. Fishing from the dock. Walk or swim to the dive shop even with all your gear. Leaves the car for non divers. My favorite restaurants near Moon Bay. Surrounded by water, dining out can be a memorable experience in the Keys. Freshly caught fish, and shrimp, plus special treats like Florida lobster, are on almost every restaurant menu. In addition, there are plenty of other choices to meet any appetite. EVELYN'S Just south of the Pink Plaza (West Marine) Not much for atmosphere Good food at a reasonable price. This is one of my favorites. Reminiscence of what the Keys were. The owner, Sal, is usually on site and cooking. Friendly service. My guests get a 10% discount. If I have not included a discount card, take this page and show it to them. KEY LARGO COFFEE HOUSE. Owned and operated by a Moon Bay owner and his family. The absolute best cup of coffee in the Upper Keys. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner in an "Old Keys Home". Sit on the wrap around porch and enjoy their garden. Wireless Internet Access. Tell Laura, or her husband Ted, that Don Schlegel sent you and you can be assured of VIP treatment. Key Largo Coffee House Weekly specials. Great Keys music that is not loud. SUNDOWNERS. Good food, and atmosphere. Not cheap. Best seats are on the dock. Nice short walk from Moon Bay, but more fun to go by boat.. Bayside Sundowners On The Bay A little further south on the ocean side is the FISH HOUSE. (MM 102.4) Nothing in the way of atmosphere, but world famous for their fish dishes. Reasonably priced. Drive. SNOOK'S on the bay at MM 99.9 behind Largo Honda (Car Dealer) You can arrive by small boat. Limited depth. Outside tables on the water. Sunday brunch buffet. Not the best buffet but the setting makes it worth while. Nice place to go for a drink at sunset. Snook's Bayside Key Largo SNAPPERS is on the ocean at MM 94.5 Medium prices. Good food. Nice place any time of the day. I prefer lunch on a warm day. Sit on the pier next to the water. Snapper's - Key Largo On a nice day the HIDEOUT is a great place to have breakfast. Sit on the porch over looking the ocean. Within walking distance from Moon Bay (A bit over a mile) From MB go south and turn left at the first street after the Pink Plaza. Approximately MM 103.5. Continue toward the ocean until you hit the water..Not expensive. See the underwater hotel which is next door. For a real hearty breakfast treat try HARRIET'S. Located Bayside at MM 95.7. If you love grits, Harriet knows how to make them. Unless you are really, really, hungry, split one of her omelets. . Not expensive. No view. Great Breakfast. Harriet's: Florida Keys MRS. MAC'S KITCHEN Not at all fancy. One of my favorites. Friendly. Inexpensive. If you like very nice restaurants this is not your place. MM 99.336 Bayside CAFE LARGO. Primarily Italian Good food. Reasonably priced. No view. MM 99.5 or try BAYSIDE GRILL directly in the rear. Good food. Great view. Reasonable priced. BUZZARDS ROOST. Grill and Pub. Located in the garden Cove Marina. New Keys atmosphere. Good food. 106.5 and the ocean. . Go north from Moon Bay until you come to the last chance to turn right before the road splits to Card Sound Bridge. There is a car on the ocean side with a buzzard on top of it. Turn right and take it for a few blocks until the road ends. Great hamburger. Baked and breaded onion is wonderful. Goes straight to your arteries. One is enough for the table. HOBO'S RESTAURANT More like a Bar and Grill. Not one of my favorites, but so popular with my guests I have to mention it. Way too noisy. Prices are OK for the Keys. Mile Marker 101.7 Oceanside MOON BAY.. Buy a box of fancy crackers and your favorite cheese. Add a bottle of wine and a candle. Sit on the screened in porch and watch the sun go down. Play one of the Island Music CD's you will find in the stereo cabinet. If you want to get closer to the water try the observation deck above the Club House or select one of the benches on the pier. A great place to be with someone special. Romantic. Not expensive. Captain Don Schlegel (SS) US Coast Guard Licensed Master (Ret) Florida Keys Vacation Condo in Key Largo.

Getting around

Fly into Ft Lauderdale or Miami. Driving? I will e-mail you detailed directions. You can't get lost there is only one main road in the Keys.

Owner profile

Captain Don S.

Tourist License

Languages spoken: English

About the owner

Moon Bay is our second home and not just a rental unit. It is furnished and maintained exactly like our main home near Chicago. You will find everything you have at home with the exception of a computer. We have high speed wireless through out the condo and lots of places to recharge your electron...

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  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Twin beds
    Beds in other rooms:


  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Housekeeping Included
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Safe
  • Sea view
  • Staffed property
  • Towels provided
  • Waterfront
  • Wheelchair users


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fax machine
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Video player
  • Washing machine


  • Bikes
  • Boat available
  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Games room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Water sports
  • Sauna

Reviews (11)

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“Awesome place - can't wait to come back.”

Reviewed 8 Feb 2017

We loved your place. It is so nicely decorated, furnished with everything we could have needed and so very clean! I loved being able to walk to the water and fish from the pier. It was hard to decide whether to go in the pool, ocean or ping pong. We can't wait to come back again. Your hospitality made it seem like home.

“Perfect Vacation Home - A real GEM!!!”

Reviewed 31 May 2016

There were 3 of us traveling together so this set up was the perfect home. We spent many hours on the lovely screened porch with a beautiful view of the water and lovely sunsets. The cleanliness of the home along with the fact that everything was so organized. The kitchen was so well equipped, with everything you would need to entertain. It was great having the washer and dryer in the condo, that was also a very nice convenience. The owners were so easy to deal with and communicated everything upfront so that we knew exactly what to do upon arrival. Honestly, we can't wait to return as this has been a great vacation in a great condo!!

Owner's reply: Thank you. I appreciate your comments. I have hundreds of very nice comments addressed to me. I love them, but much prefer to see comments in the review section. You were perfect guests. Thanks for choosing Moon Bay #680.

“Nascar Race Week Homestead Florida Key Largo Stay”

Reviewed 26 Nov 2015

Condo was older but in good condition. The building was still being repainted but was near completion when we left. Very convienient location and a competitive rate. We enjoyed our stay.

“Vacation Fun!”

Reviewed 10 Jun 2015

We hadf a great time fishing from the canal and staying in the gated community. Robin is great to rent from and the house has everything you need. I would recommend this place as a great rental in the lower Keys!

“Awesome View”

Reviewed 18 Apr 2015

Our visit to Moon Bay was just great. We needed warm weather and sunshine, since the winter up north had been so nasty. Our condo was just as nice as it was described to us and the photos showed it to be. The views of the Gulf out the windows and balcony were truly breath taking 24/7. The condo offered every accommodation anyone would ever need. It was just like being at home except for the wintery weather we had left behind. We definitely would recommend Moon Bay to anyone and would like to return sometime in the future. The individual we rented the condo from was one of the sweetest individuals we have ever dealt with. She was so accommodating and truly wants to have her tenants have a great vacation. Although we are not fisherman or folks who engage in water sports we found plenty of things to do while there. We toured the Everglades a few times, when on boating tours, toured a few historic homes in Miami, visited the Zoo, drove down to Key West, visited some of the State Parks. The local eateries had excellent food especially the seafood. The fact there were not a lot of fast food places was so refreshing. Shopping in the are is limited although we were able to spend an entire day checking out the local businesses and discovered some interesting souvenirs for ourselves and family to take back home. Close to the end of our stay we went to the Pennekamp State Park which is well worth visiting its beautiful. What many may not take advantage of is the movie they show there about the Coral Reef and aquatic life. It is truly an amazing educational experience that everyone who comes to the area needs to see. It is quite long but well worth the time spent watching it.

Owner's reply: Thank you Susan, It appears you love Moon Bay as much as we do. We hope you will come back soon. Captain Don

“Trip to Paradise.”

Reviewed 3 Nov 2013

We loved staying in the condo, we are really tired of hotels and this had the feel of home away from home. The condo had a wonderful view of the Florida Bay and the sunsets. It was so comfortable and had everything we needed. The Keys of course are fantastic and we loved the dolphins, John Pennekamp Park, Treasure of the Sea and of course fabulous restaurants. We will definitely plan to go back.

Owner's reply: Thank you. Captain Don

“Immaculate Condo”

Reviewed 2 Jan 2013

This is a very nice property on the strip of Key Largo. The condo was very clean and roomy. The complex has a very nice pool and is on the side of the Keys facing the Everglades. My only disappointment was that there wasn't a beach and no sidewalks. The people were very friendly at the condo complex and would recommend it if you don't mind not having a beach or a place to walk.

Owner's reply: Absolutely correct about the beach. There are no World Class Beaches in the Keys. I take my grandkids to Miami Beach when they need a World Class Beach fix. I do not understand the sidewalk comment..Directly across the street is a bike, jogging path, that goes over 100 miles to Key West. I have ridden my bike on it 100 miles. It is paved all the way.

“Great place with the feel of home”

Reviewed 16 Oct 2012

Started our search of a place to stay in the Keys and after much searching, this place more than met our needs. Jeannie kept in close contact thru the process and made the payment transfer simple and assuring. The unit was modestly described and so many more little extras upon arrival. We have confidence of VHR and this owner, Thanks Jeannie! Will return.......

Owner's reply: Thanks. You were great guests. Hope to see you back at Moon Bay soon.

“Best you'll find”

Reviewed 28 Apr 2011

Everything was fantastic and exactly as Capt. Don stated in the advertisement. This place is so convenient to diving and other activities. There's a lot to do there including just relaxing. The place was immaculate and had a lot of amenities for the activities (not normally found in a rental unit). I can't say enough good things about my experience in renting from Capt. Don. The diving was perfect.

“Fantastic Condo”

Reviewed 12 Jun 2010

Our family just got home from a vacation in this condo. It was amazing. It was everything that was advertised and more. It looks just like the photos, and has everything you could need. We spent the week snorkling, and swimming and having a blast with our two 18 year old kids. I would recomend this property to anyone. The view of the water is fantastic and rooms were comfortable.

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

We had a fantastic time Don.
The condo was beautiful and the only thing Camille and I need is clean...and your home was spotless.
We will be staying with you again .

Kind regards.

Darren and Camille

Dear Captain Don,

We had a fabulous vacation! Moon Bay was the perfect place for our vacation. Your communication was the best! Hope we can visit again.

~Michele Heckman

Hi Don,
If we decide to vacation in Key Largo in the future...we will be certain to contact you. I can't tell you just how much we enjoyed our stay.....my motto is to vacation in a place as nice or nicer than our home...your condo certainly fit the criteria. You are my kind of owner...very attentive and prompt with information and communication, again thank you! Michele

Hi Don,

The place was lovely….everything was as you said – clean, worked, organized, and beautiful….I was extremely pleased.

The entire complex was immaculately kept and very nice.

I particularly enjoyed the bar-b-que area….such lovely views of the beautiful sunsets while I charred a steak to perfection.

Everything in the unit was above expectation, and I especially appreciate all of the tips you provided about the surrounding area.

I took off one day (from all that scuba-diving…which was just fantastic) to have a leisurely drive to Key West where I spent a night enjoying a few of the local attractions down there (e.g. Ft. Jefferson and Duval Street).

I left the place as I found it (clean and tidy): additionally I placed the key at the designated place, and mailed the gate pass from the lobby area near the elevator. Additionally, I washed and folded the bed linens and started a load of towels. Unfortunately, I accidently broke one of the small cocktail glasses while washing up one night; sorry – if I had more time I would have attempted to find a replacement, but ran out of time; please deduct a commensurate amount from my deposit.

Overall, you provided for every consideration in making my stay hassle free and I really appreciate it.

I hope to return in the on-coming years, but will attempt a cooler month – being from the Seattle area with the cooler weather, makes those Florida summer days seem a little harsh (temperature wise).

Thanks once again,



Just wanted to let you know that we are very impressed with your condo. We got in late last night and were first impressed condo interior but when we woke up this morning to the wonderful views of the gulf, we knew that was the best quality of this condo! You have been a pleasure to work with and I have a feeling we will be returning to your place in the future.

Thank you



Just a quick note to let you know we made it back to Iowa yesterday and you should be getting the gate key in the mail shortly as we mailed it from the Moon Bay mail per your instructions.

Thanks so much for the use of your place, we really enjoyed it!

Dave & Deanna