So hard to leave Paradise!  

This home is amazing! The open layout on the first floor is great for socializing, cooking, etc., but the truly wonderful aspects of this home are the huge wraparound porches on both floors. We spent the majority of our time outside enjoying the view. When I look outside at the dreary weather in Pittsburgh, I replay the video we took of the view from the porch.

We have different couples join us during our two weeks. Some friends, others family, and they all were blown away at how perfect this home is. They all keep asking us when we’re going back.

The master bedroom is great with direct access to the upstairs balcony, and the bed is wonderful. I was trying to figure out how I could smuggle the mattress out in my suitcase. LOL. The second bedroom is a little smaller, but very comfortable, too. The third bedroom is a day bed type with a trundle underneath. Great for kids, but my brother did complain a little about climbing out of it. He did say it was comfortable, however, and they enjoyed the direct access to the balcony, too.

We chartered a boat with a captain and we had a fantastic day, and we had scrumptious fish dinners almost every night. We even caught a 30 lb. cobia that was wonderful. Having the fish freezer out in the carport was very handy.

The pool in the neighborhood is beautiful. The water was warm and the pool design is very inviting, even having seats along the side in the water where you could sit and enjoy your cocktail.

Anything we needed to know about the home and Islamorada was thoroughly covered in the manual that the owners supplied. The kitchen was fully supplied, so it was easy to prepare meals. The washer and dryer are very roomy, but my only problem was that being 4’11”, I couldn’t reach down into the washing machine to reach the wet laundry. No problem. I made my husband do it.

We would certainly rent this home, again.


S.M. February 2019