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Old 01-02-2017, 11:57 AM   #1
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Flying to miami in April with two families (2 kids each, 5 and 8). looking for a recommendation on a place where we can rent two condos. Needs to have a nice pool, beach, kids play area. I had seen a couple of things just south of key largo (tavenier?) but looking for options. Prefer to stay in upper keys versus closer to key west.

I have seen that many folks on here own and rent out condos.
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We stayed at Coral Bay Resort on Lower Matecumbe last winter when we were down there. They are a smaller resort with duplex style buildings, we were in one of the efficiencies, which has full kitchen. It isn't the fanciest place down there but both the room and grounds were clean and nice and your also not paying some ridiculous price to stay there either, I believe it was something like $150-170/night. They have a pool, nice dockage, a ramp and plenty of space for trailer parking. We had a boat rental while there and noticed something great about the dockage, it is actually deep enough to not have worries of hitting bottom, the area right around the docks averages 5-7' at least and then the bay area seemed to average at least 7-9'. This was great compared to where we had stayed the year before on the ocean side that maybe had 1.5-2' at low tide from the docks on out a very narrow channel a couple miles before starting to get deeper. They also have a small beach/lagoon area for swimming/playing/fish watching that fishing isn't allowed in so you don't have to worry about stepping on hooks and such, you can fish off the rest of the dock/bulkhead. The people that run were it very friendly and nice. There is a washer and dryer and honor system bagged ice available adjacent to the office.
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Old 01-02-2017, 02:07 PM   #3
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Ocean Pointe in Tavernier is good.
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Old 01-02-2017, 03:16 PM   #4
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The Keys don't have really nice beaches. Mariners Club in Key Largo has nice condos you can rent and a really nice pool area with a sloped entry that is awesome for the kids. Also has tennis courts and basketball courts. Also has a great marina if you bring a boat.
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Stay in Miami if you need a beach.
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Old 01-04-2017, 06:52 AM   #6
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try key west or marathon- there is a beach in kw @ ft. zak and another offshore @ boca grande island
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You can't beat Mariner's Club. I own a unit there that we rent out. Let me know if you're interested...

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Old 01-05-2017, 01:46 PM   #8
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Hawks cay midway between Miami and Key west. Neverending kids activities designed by cruise line exec. 5 pools,4restaurants, resident dolphin show etc. No beach but a 15min drive to Marathon will put you in the 2nd best beach in the keys.Large marina with ramp and slips. Drive 45mins. south and you will end in Boca Chica, the top beach in all the U.S. Accomodations range from condo's, to attached Villas to private homes complete with pool. Bring your wallet as its pricey but worth it.
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thanks all. i have looked into these, some are booked some are $$$$$. I am not actually bringing a boat this time, may do an inshore charter or see about a boat rental.
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Playalargo resort has bungalows and a house that you can rent besides regular hotel rooms. Really nice place.
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What weeks In aprill? Consider a house in key colony with two sides plus cabana club kids will love. Lin has as nice of a beach as u,will find in keys
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