Islamorada water front with free boat tie-up. Available weekly, Saturday to Sat

The Osprey Nest is the upper floor of the building in the middle of the photo.
The Osprey Nest is the upper floor of the building in the middle of the photo.
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A close-up aerial of the Osprey Nest and private roof-top deck
A close-up aerial of the Osprey Nest and private roof-top deck
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Islamorada water front with free boat tie-up. Available weekly, Saturday to Sat #3
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Entrance to The Osprey Nest from parking area
Entrance to The Osprey Nest from parking area
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The Osprey Nest's private deck. Note the view.
The Osprey Nest's private deck. Note the view.
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Osprey Nest private deck adjacent to master suite
Osprey Nest private deck adjacent to master suite
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Deck furnishing includes gas grill, lounges, dining table, and chairs
Deck furnishing includes gas grill, lounges, dining table, and chairs
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The Floor Plan for the Osprey Nest allowing you to see the whole home.
The Floor Plan for the Osprey Nest allowing you to see the whole home.
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Living Room. Note the art work, leather sofa and teak cocktail table
Living Room. Note the art work, leather sofa and teak cocktail table
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Living Room features a leather sofa, bar area on the right, Murphy bed on left
Living Room features a leather sofa, bar area on the right, Murphy bed on left
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There is an expandable, 2 leaf table with 5 dining chairs . Side chairs.
There is an expandable, 2 leaf table with 5 dining chairs . Side chairs.
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The Nest has a flat screen TV, stereo and DVD player with Cable service
The Nest has a flat screen TV, stereo and DVD player with Cable service
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Door on left is entry into guest bath and laundry machines.
Door on left is entry into guest bath and laundry machines.
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There are Plantation shutters throughout the home.
There are Plantation shutters throughout the home.
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There is always time for a nice Chardonnay.
There is always time for a nice Chardonnay.
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There is a fully appointed kitchen including Keurig and Mister Coffee makers
There is a fully appointed kitchen including Keurig and Mister Coffee makers
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Note the Microwave. The Frige has an Ice Maker. Toaster oven. Lots of spices.
Note the Microwave. The Frige has an Ice Maker. Toaster oven. Lots of spices.
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Master Suite with Memory foam Queen bed, writing desk and flat screen TV.
Master Suite with Memory foam Queen bed, writing desk and flat screen TV.
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Master suite showing door to private deck. Note ceiling fan.
Master suite showing door to private deck. Note ceiling fan.
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THere is a blue water view from the master suite too.
THere is a blue water view from the master suite too.
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Islamorada water front with free boat tie-up. Available weekly, Saturday to Sat #21
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Master suite showing blue water view. Note the A/C air handler.
Master suite showing blue water view. Note the A/C air handler.
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Islamorada water front with free boat tie-up. Available weekly, Saturday to Sat #23
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Master bath with glass block shower surround, large mirror and overhead light.
Master bath with glass block shower surround, large mirror and overhead light.
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Boat basin where you are allowed to dock free up to a 26 foot boat.
Boat basin where you are allowed to dock free up to a 26 foot boat.
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The jetty showing bait stands. There are rod holders in the jetty surface.
The jetty showing bait stands. There are rod holders in the jetty surface.
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Yes, there is a blue water bay (not canal) view.
Yes, there is a blue water bay (not canal) view.
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Free boat launching ramp on the left. There is free trailer parking too.
Free boat launching ramp on the left. There is free trailer parking too.
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THe bayside building with the Osprey Nest on top from the launching ramp.
THe bayside building with the Osprey Nest on top from the launching ramp.
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A really nice place to tie up your boat with both water and electricity.
A really nice place to tie up your boat with both water and electricity.
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The jetty is a great place to watch the sunsets from one of the nice tables.
The jetty is a great place to watch the sunsets from one of the nice tables.
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Holiday House Bay-side building with Osprey Nest on top.
Holiday House Bay-side building with Osprey Nest on top.
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Note the Osprey Nest's spiral staircase.
Note the Osprey Nest's spiral staircase.
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Sunset is close. Watch for a green flash!
Sunset is close. Watch for a green flash!
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The Osprey Nest is beautiful at Night too!
The Osprey Nest is beautiful at Night too!
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The sun just set at The Osprey Nest at Holiday House.
The sun just set at The Osprey Nest at Holiday House.
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The Hungry Tarpon Restaurant at MM 77.5. A local place for lunch and breakfast.
The Hungry Tarpon Restaurant at MM 77.5. A local place for lunch and breakfast.
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A favorite. Lazy Days Restaurant at MM 79.8 ocean side.
A favorite. Lazy Days Restaurant at MM 79.8 ocean side.
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The Islamorada Visitor's Center near Founders Park on Plantation Key.
The Islamorada Visitor's Center near Founders Park on Plantation Key.
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Centennial Bank. Previously B of A ,which is now in Tavernier.
Centennial Bank. Previously B of A ,which is now in Tavernier.
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Johnny Morris' Bass Pro Shops. Worth the visit.
Johnny Morris' Bass Pro Shops. Worth the visit.
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The Shrimp Shack Restaurant at MM 81.9.
The Shrimp Shack Restaurant at MM 81.9.
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The Trading Post was our only market but Publix is now open.
The Trading Post was our only market but Publix is now open.
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The Osprey Nest is the upper floor of the building in the middle of the photo.
A close-up aerial of the Osprey Nest and private roof-top deck
Islamorada water front with free boat tie-up. Available weekly, Saturday to Sat #3
Entrance to The Osprey Nest from parking area
The Osprey Nest's private deck. Note the view.
Osprey Nest private deck adjacent to master suite
Deck furnishing includes gas grill, lounges, dining table, and chairs
The Floor Plan for the Osprey Nest allowing you to see the whole home.
Living Room. Note the art work, leather sofa and teak cocktail table
Living Room features a leather sofa, bar area on the right, Murphy bed on left
There is an expandable, 2 leaf table with 5 dining chairs . Side chairs.
The Nest has a flat screen TV, stereo and DVD player with Cable service
Door on left is entry into guest bath and laundry machines.
There are Plantation shutters throughout the home.
There is always time for a nice Chardonnay.
There is a fully appointed kitchen including Keurig and Mister Coffee makers
Note the Microwave. The Frige has an Ice Maker. Toaster oven. Lots of spices.
Master Suite with Memory foam Queen bed, writing desk and flat screen TV.
Master suite showing door to private deck. Note ceiling fan.
THere is a blue water view from the master suite too.
Islamorada water front with free boat tie-up. Available weekly, Saturday to Sat #21
Master suite showing blue water view. Note the A/C air handler.
Islamorada water front with free boat tie-up. Available weekly, Saturday to Sat #23
Master bath with glass block shower surround, large mirror and overhead light.
Boat basin where you are allowed to dock free up to a 26 foot boat.
The jetty showing bait stands. There are rod holders in the jetty surface.
Yes, there is a blue water bay (not canal) view.
Free boat launching ramp on the left. There is free trailer parking too.
THe bayside building with the Osprey Nest on top from the launching ramp.
A really nice place to tie up your boat with both water and electricity.
The jetty is a great place to watch the sunsets from one of the nice tables.
Holiday House Bay-side building with Osprey Nest on top.
Note the Osprey Nest's spiral staircase.
Sunset is close. Watch for a green flash!
The Osprey Nest is beautiful at Night too!
The sun just set at The Osprey Nest at Holiday House.
The Hungry Tarpon Restaurant at MM 77.5. A local place for lunch and breakfast.
A favorite. Lazy Days Restaurant at MM 79.8 ocean side.
The Islamorada Visitor's Center near Founders Park on Plantation Key.
Centennial Bank. Previously B of A ,which is now in Tavernier.
Johnny Morris' Bass Pro Shops. Worth the visit.
The Shrimp Shack Restaurant at MM 81.9.
The Trading Post was our only market but Publix is now open.

About the Property

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Property Type: Condo
  • Minimum Stay: 7 nights
  • Living Area: 671 sq. ft.

The Osprey Nest (MM 82.3) is a private condo residence which is wonderfully maintained. It is the total upper floor of the building in the foreground. It is operated under FL DBPR license # MOT 5403060 and is inspected annually. This Non-Smoking home is professionally cleaned prior to your arrival. In addition it is a pet free property. The sleeping accommodations are in queen beds. The second sleeping area is a Murphy bed in an alcove off the living area. All appliances are relatively new and in excellent condition. The air conditioning system is a 'split' system and is very quiet (like central air/condx). The floors are all porcelain tiled. The home is light, bright, and airy. Free secured private WIFI for guests use.

In addition to the actual residence, there is a large deck terrace ( approx. 1200 square feet) adjacent to the master suite with patio furnishings and a gas grill for your private use. There are super views from this deck. In addition to the home you have the use of the boat basin and jetty. You are allowed to dock one boat up to 26 feet in length. There is water and electricity to the tie-ups.

It is private and secluded with private homes on either side of the property. The actual location is close to both the ocean as well as back-country fishing.

Don't miss checking the Osprey Nest website and the Virtual tour, linked below.

Unique Benefits

Excellent snorkeling and swimming from the jetty. Sunsets are spectacular. Good fishing from the jetty.

Guests have indicated they love Islamorada Brewery right across US 1.

Why Kids Love It

They love viewing all the wild life in the water at night. Bring a flash light.

Area Information

Islamorada is well known as the heart of the sport fishing in the Keys. The Village of Islamorada is composed of 5 separate Islands all with their own atmosphere. Founder's Park (MM87) on PLantation Key is special . The Osprey Nest is located on Upper Matecumbe Key which is the Crown Jewel of them all.

Attractions Within Walking Distance

The Lorelei bar and grill (MM81.2) is quite a place. They also call it "City Hall" as all the locals hang out here. They often have live music and are located outside right on/in the water.

Favorite Places To Eat

Lazy Days (MM 79.8). Try the Hog Fish!
Marker 88 (MM88)
Shrimp Shack(81.9)
Mangrove Mike's(MM82) (Breakfast & Lunch)
The Hungry Tarpon (MM77.5) (Breakfast & Lunch)
Island Grill(MM88.5)
Pierre's (MM81.5) (high end)
Morada Bay(MM81.5)
The Green Turtle(81.2)
Lorelei Bar & Grill(MM81.2) (Favorite watering hole)
Bayside Gourmet(82.5)
Islamorada Brewery
Bitton's

Inside Scoop

City Hall Restaurant (MM88.5) near the Monroe County offices on Plantation Key is a small boutique dining establishment . They have very well prepared, moderately priced entrees all served by the owners.

Sunrise Market (MM91.8) in Tavernier (Ocean Side) is a small Cuban specialty market. They have very good rotisserie chicken, fresh baked Cuban bread, and many side dishes. I had them do a Turkey for me once....a real treat!

Moose Lodge of Islamorada (MM81.5) is available to members. They have low priced drinks, food and conversation with locals

Amenities

  • Beds
  • 2 Queen Beds
  • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • Balcony
    • Deck / Patio
    • Dock / Boat Slip
    • Free WiFi
    • Full Kitchen
    • Heating
    • Internet
    • Linens Provided
    • Managed by Owner
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non-Smoking
    • Ocean View
    • Oceanfront
    • Outdoor Shower
    • Parking
    • Towels Provided
    • Water View
    • Waterfront
    • Wireless Internet
  • Appliances
    • Blender
    • Cable / Satellite TV
    • Ceiling Fans
    • Coffee Maker
    • Dishes & Utensils
    • Dishwasher
    • DVD Player
    • Freezer
    • Hair Dryer
    • Iron & Board
    • Microwave
    • Outdoor Grill
    • Oven
    • Refrigerator
    • Stove
    • Television
    • Toaster
    • Washer / Dryer
  • Nearby Activities
    • Boating
      (onsite)
    • Canoeing
      (onsite)
    • Fishing
      (onsite)
    • Jet Skiing
      (onsite)
    • Kayaking
      (onsite)
    • Ocean
      (onsite)
    • Sailing
      (onsite)
    • Snorkeling
      (onsite)
    • Water Skiing
      (onsite)
    • Windsurfing
      (onsite)
    • Bicycling
      (< 1 mile)
    • Grocery Store
      (< 1 mile)
    • Live Entertainment
      (< 1 mile)
    • Tennis
      (2 miles)
    • Beach
      (4 miles)
    • Deep Sea Fishing
      (4 miles)
    • Golf
      (4 miles)
    • Park
      (4 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities

Kayaks Onsite : Kayak and bicycle rental available on site right next to driveway
The property is non smoking and pet free

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Rates

Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in 
Rate PeriodNightlyWeekend NightWeeklyMonthlyMin Stay
Apr 13 2019 - Aug 17 2019
$1,395 7 nights
Aug 17 2019 - Dec 21 2019
$1,295 7 nights
Dec 21 2019 - Aug 15 2020
$1,495 7 nights
Aug 15 2020 - Dec 19 2020
$1,295 7 nights

Fees:

Tax Rate: 12.5%

Notes:

Change over Day : Saturday. Rented Saturday to Saturday.

No additional booking or "Resort" fees. Free parking, WIFI and boat tie-ups.

For booking the owner suggests you utilize the booking form on his web site via the contact tab. The web site link is at the bottom of this page. The owner will prepare a rental agreement and forward it via an e-mail attachment to the prospective guest for approval. A rent deposit of $250 per reserved week is required to complete booking. The balance of the rent is due two weeks prior to occupancy.

Cancellation policy: Full refund of guest funds held by owner if written cancellation is received by owner 90 or more days prior to occupancy date or if property is re-booked.

Consider vacation insurance. Go on-line to companies such as CSA Travel Protection or AIG Travel Guard. There are many options.

Availability

Last updated on January 14, 2019

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Map

Nearest Airport: Miami International Airport - 80 miles
Nearest Bar: Lorelei - 0.5 miles
Nearest Beach: Anne's Beach - 5 miles
Nearest Golf: Cheeca Lodge - 0.5 miles

Owner Info

Don Ayers

Don Ayers

Year Purchased: 1991

About the owner: The OSPREY NEST is owned and operated by Don Ayers, a retired real estate broker from a huge California Ski area. I do not shovel snow any more!

Originally from North East Missouri where I attended the University of Missouri, I spent many years of my business career working for large national corporations including GM, IBM, and Xerox prior to becoming a real estate broker/developer in Mammoth Lakes, California. During my corporate business career I lived in many parts of the U.S. including Kansas City, Topeka, Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta, San Francisco and Denver.

AS a broker/developer I built single family residences, condo projects, small commercial projects and created residential lot subdivisions. I am now enjoying the warm winters of Arizona where, as you have heard, it is a "dry heat". I built my present home in 2012 in North Maricopa County, AZ. I am single and enjoy a large group of friends that get together quite often. Quite regularly I end up doing the food preparation.

Many have called me a water freak but, in reality, sailing is my real water sport. Sailing all over the Western Hemisphere has been my enthusiastic joy. I am not much of an off-shore fisherman but can hold my own going after trout in the mountains. I also enjoy artificial bait cast fishing. Don't ask me for advice on your outboard motor either as I haven't a clue. Other activities I have enjoyed include flying small planes, sail planes, Kayaking, white water rafting and traveling all North America, the Caribbean, Europe and Mexico. Greece is special to me.

I first came to Holiday House in the 1980's as a renter. I actually rented from one of the present Holiday House owners in an effort to thaw out from the long winters Mammoth Lakes enjoys. I came with a lady, two cases of California wine, a couple of Schipperke dogs and a Zodiac inflatable boat.

I must admit I enjoy the Keys cuisine very much. I think the best seafood in the world is available in Islamorada whether it is the shrimp, stone crab or one of the great varieties of Snapper. I hope you will agree.

Why this property? It is by far the best community in the Keys. The Holiday House property is between two estate homes right on the bay with wonderful snorkeling.

Access to the ocean is close via either end of the island.

There are wonderful restaurants and shopping in businesses such as Bass Pro Shops.

Right next door is a great company that rents bicycles and Kayaks. There is a brew pub just across US # 1.

Calendar last updated: January 14, 2019

Phone number: +1 (760) 914-0119

Links to more information:
CLICK HERE - Personal Website (use the upper left tab "x" to return to this web site)
CLICK HERE - Virtual tour of the Osprey Nest (use the upper left tab "x" to return to site.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:

How do we know the property exists and is operated in the publics interest?

A:

Holiday House Resort Condominiums are licensed by the State of Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation #MOT 5403060. They are inspected annually by the department. The project has a fire safety inspection annually.
The Osprey Nest, HHRCA , Inc. #3 is Operating under Monroe County Tourist Development Tax Certificate and Business license #5088409 as well as with Florida Department of Revenue .

Q:

How much damage did you experience with Hurricane Irma?

A:

The Holiday house property suffered only minor tree limb and leaf damage. No damage to any building. Most restaurants were back open within a couple of weeks. Surge damage was primarily to the Ocean Side of the Island and we are on the bay side where no surge was experienced.

Q:

What do we need to bring?

A:

I supply most paper products, many spices, soaps and all linens. There are several sources for food items. They include The Trading Post, CVS Drugs (limited food items) and a Publix Supermarket (MM 83.2) opened May 24, 2018. I have both a Keurig & MR. Coffee appliances.

Q:

What about boat rentals? Who do you suggest?

A:

I really do not know any of the current groups that rent boats. Some have suggested Bump 'n Jump and also Bud and Mary's Marina but I personally have no experience with either. The Kayak store next door is really great to do business with. They have Kayaks and Bikes.

Photos

  • The Osprey Nest is the upper floor of the building in the middle of the photo.
    The Osprey Nest is the upper floor of the building in the middle of the photo.
  • A close-up aerial of the Osprey Nest and private roof-top deck
    A close-up aerial of the Osprey Nest and private roof-top deck
  • Islamorada water front with free boat tie-up. Available weekly, Saturday to Sat #1
  • Entrance to The Osprey Nest from parking area
    Entrance to The Osprey Nest from parking area
  • The Osprey Nest's private deck. Note the view.
    The Osprey Nest's private deck. Note the view.
  • Osprey Nest private deck adjacent to master suite
    Osprey Nest private deck adjacent to master suite
  • Deck furnishing includes gas grill, lounges, dining table, and chairs
    Deck furnishing includes gas grill, lounges, dining table, and chairs
  • The Floor Plan for the Osprey Nest allowing you to see the whole home.
    The Floor Plan for the Osprey Nest allowing you to see the whole home.
  • Living Room. Note the art work, leather sofa and teak cocktail table
    Living Room. Note the art work, leather sofa and teak cocktail table
  • Living Room features a leather sofa, bar area on the right, Murphy bed on left
    Living Room features a leather sofa, bar area on the right, Murphy bed on left
  • There is an expandable, 2 leaf table with 5 dining chairs . Side chairs.
    There is an expandable, 2 leaf table with 5 dining chairs . Side chairs.
  • The Nest has a flat screen TV, stereo and DVD player with Cable service
    The Nest has a flat screen TV, stereo and DVD player with Cable service
  • Door on left is entry into guest bath and laundry machines.
    Door on left is entry into guest bath and laundry machines.
  • There are Plantation shutters throughout the home.
    There are Plantation shutters throughout the home.
  • There is always time for a nice Chardonnay.
    There is always time for a nice Chardonnay.
  • There is a fully appointed kitchen including Keurig and Mister Coffee makers
    There is a fully appointed kitchen including Keurig and Mister Coffee makers
  • Note the Microwave. The Frige has an Ice Maker. Toaster oven. Lots of spices.
    Note the Microwave. The Frige has an Ice Maker. Toaster oven. Lots of spices.
  • Master Suite with Memory foam Queen bed, writing desk and flat screen TV.
    Master Suite with Memory foam Queen bed, writing desk and flat screen TV.
  • Master suite showing door to private deck. Note ceiling fan.
    Master suite showing door to private deck. Note ceiling fan.
  • THere is a blue water view from the master suite too.
    THere is a blue water view from the master suite too.
  • Islamorada water front with free boat tie-up. Available weekly, Saturday to Sat #1
  • Master suite showing blue water view. Note the A/C air handler.
    Master suite showing blue water view. Note the A/C air handler.
  • Islamorada water front with free boat tie-up. Available weekly, Saturday to Sat #1
  • Master bath with glass block shower surround, large mirror and overhead light.
    Master bath with glass block shower surround, large mirror and overhead light.
  • Boat basin where you are allowed to dock free up to a 26 foot boat.
    Boat basin where you are allowed to dock free up to a 26 foot boat.
  • The jetty showing bait stands. There are rod holders in the jetty surface.
    The jetty showing bait stands. There are rod holders in the jetty surface.
  • Yes, there is a blue water bay (not canal) view.
    Yes, there is a blue water bay (not canal) view.
  • Free boat launching ramp on the left. There is free trailer parking too.
    Free boat launching ramp on the left. There is free trailer parking too.
  • THe bayside building with the Osprey Nest on top from the launching ramp.
    THe bayside building with the Osprey Nest on top from the launching ramp.
  • A really nice place to tie up your boat with both water and electricity.
    A really nice place to tie up your boat with both water and electricity.
  • The jetty is a great place to watch the sunsets from one of the nice tables.
    The jetty is a great place to watch the sunsets from one of the nice tables.
  • Holiday House Bay-side building with Osprey Nest on top.
    Holiday House Bay-side building with Osprey Nest on top.
  • Note the Osprey Nest's spiral staircase.
    Note the Osprey Nest's spiral staircase.
  • Sunset is close. Watch for a green flash!
    Sunset is close. Watch for a green flash!
  • The Osprey Nest is beautiful at Night too!
    The Osprey Nest is beautiful at Night too!
  • The sun just set at The Osprey Nest at Holiday House.
    The sun just set at The Osprey Nest at Holiday House.
  • The Hungry Tarpon Restaurant at MM 77.5. A local place for lunch and breakfast.
    The Hungry Tarpon Restaurant at MM 77.5. A local place for lunch and breakfast.
  • A favorite. Lazy Days Restaurant at MM 79.8 ocean side.
    A favorite. Lazy Days Restaurant at MM 79.8 ocean side.
  • The Islamorada Visitor's Center near Founders Park on Plantation Key.
    The Islamorada Visitor's Center near Founders Park on Plantation Key.
  • Centennial Bank. Previously B of A ,which is now in Tavernier.
    Centennial Bank. Previously B of A ,which is now in Tavernier.
  • Johnny Morris' Bass Pro Shops. Worth the visit.
    Johnny Morris' Bass Pro Shops. Worth the visit.
  • The Shrimp Shack Restaurant at MM 81.9.
    The Shrimp Shack Restaurant at MM 81.9.
  • The Trading Post was our only market but Publix is now open.
    The Trading Post was our only market but Publix is now open.

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review Mark Stigall

Cocoa

Mark and Dolly

Absolutely fantastic place to stay, we will definitely be back

Stayed: July 2018Submitted: July 15, 2018

Owner response

New guest with great feed back. Don

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review Mike Boland

Washington DC

Great Place!

My wife and I stayed in February 2017 and we are going back. Need I say more? Great place, beautiful setting, excellent location, wonderful fishing, … the perfect vacation.

Stayed: February 2017Submitted: May 29, 2018

Owner response

It is great when a guest returns! This couple is extending their stay in 2019! Glad I had the time available to accommodate them.

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review Tony Bracci

St. Petersburg, Florida

Best weekly rental in Islamorada!

I've stayed at the Osprey Nest numerous times and will be there for my I believe my 5th time this summer 2018. The "Nest" is located on a beautiful, tropical property and is meticulously maintained. My favorite feature of the lot itself is the protected basin to safely tie-up your boat, clean fish and mingle with the other visitors...which are mostly repeat customers that you get to know over time. Inside the Nest you want for nothing, it has everything that you're used to at your own home, all of the electronics and appliances work as they should, linens are clean, bathrooms and the rest of the place are immaculate. The Nest has a private deck for laying out in the sun then grilling your fish for dinner, the sunset views are absolutely unforgettable. Stop clicking and book the Osprey Nest, you'll be glad that you did!

Stayed: August 2016Submitted: May 19, 2018

Owner response

Tony is a long time guest as he mentions. He'll be surprised this year with the new shower in the guest bath, new washer/dryer and private Wifi system. From his review you can tell he really enjoys my retreat. That's great!

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review Chuck Steele

Greenwood South Carolina

Fun Times in the Keys

The Nest is in a great location on the bay side , spectacular sun set view. Condo is well cared for and has all the features of home. My wife and I enjoyed our stay to stay immensely. Great place to moor a boat and only steps from your door (included in the condo rental). I rented a boat and fished in the bay. Tarpon fishing was outstanding!!!!! Clilled on the pier in the early evening with the other guest sharing fishing stories and a cold beverage or two. Don is the best, communication is fast and easy. Don looks out for is guest. We are returning in two weeks for you second stay at the Nest!!!!

Stayed: June 2017Submitted: May 16, 2018

Owner response

Chuck and his Bride are one of my guests that come back each year. They enjoy and know how to make their holidays the best possible. I am blessed to have so many folks that care about my property.

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review Eve Hudgins

Phoenix, AZ

Osprey Nest, the perfect Florida Keys vacation rental

Perfect Florida Keys rental… every time I’ve had the pleasure of enjoying this property it’s been everything I could possibly expect. Clean, lovely and comfortable furnishings, fully, and I mean fully equipped, steps from the water and those spectacular Florida sunsets with the very best view available from the expansive deck or the convenient jetty… you pick! I don’t think there’s a better view available. Great restaurants and bars in easy proximity if you don’t feel like whipping up a meal in the condo or grilling a fish, or 10, on the deck. Don, the owner, is exceptionally responsive and will bend over backward to ensure you have the best vacation ever… and keep coming back… just like I have!

Stayed: September 2017Submitted: May 13, 2018

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review Kathy And Gary Melvin

Reidsville, NC

An Islamorada hideaway

We have visited the Osprey Nest for over 10 years now! It is a beautiful place, both the living space and the property overall. Don works to keep the apartment/condo updated with nice furnishings and appliances. The view is wonderful, both the living area and the master bedroom have water views of the lovely Florida Bay. We like to cook while there and the kitchen has everything you need. Together with the gas grill on the deck we have enjoyed great meals. As others have mentioned, there are wonderful restaurants within walking distance or a short drive, we love the walk to the Loralei for outside dining, views, and music! The jetty at the boat basin is built up on a coral base, has a couple of palm trees for shade, and a fantastic place to sit and read, watch the boats go by, and see the most amazing sunsets. We have loved having our boat with us the past couple of years, just to hop in and explore the area along with great fishing. Key West is about an hour and a half away on a cool sightseeing drive if you are so inclined to become "Key Wasted", but at the Osprey we usually become afflicted with Keys Disease, which is not wanting to drive more than 5 miles in any direction, it is all right there for you!!

Stayed: March 2018Submitted: May 02, 2018

Owner response

Gary and Kathy are one of my "stock holders". They come each year and really take an interest in my home. This year (2018) They assisted in my replacing the sofa . Kathy even picked out new throw pillows for the sofa and cushions for the side chairs. Frankly all of us at HOLIDAY HOUSE have great guests that return each year. It makes having a vacation rental worth while.

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review Ed And Wendy De Vries

Stuart, Florida

The perfect nesting place in paradise!

The Osprey Nest is a very quiet, tropical nesting place that we have rented multiple times over the past 10 years. It is a 2nd floor condo that is very well equipped, comfortable and has most everything you need for a week’s stay. The inside is clean and modernized. The Bay, lagoon and sunset views from the main living area are truly amazing! It is located within walking distance of many local favorite eateries and yes, even a local brewery. The entire apartment complex consists of multiple small dwellings and is fashioned after an old keys style fish camp. The grounds are beautiful! The whole property is very tropical looking with several palm trees and flowering foliage. The Osprey Nest also has a huge deck that overlooks the back yard, boat lagoon and Florida Bay. There are chairs there as well as a barbecue and table for dining outdoors. The lagoon is deep and wide enough for my 21ft boat and there are fish cleaning tables and fresh water hoses available. Don is a pleasure to do business with and makes the whole rental experience a breeze! Looking forward to returning again soon! We LOVE this place!Stuart Ed and Wendy

Stayed: June 2017Submitted: April 30, 2018

Owner response

Ed and Wendy are too "stock Holders" as they come each year it seems and enjoy the place. I am really blessed to have such folks that take such a great interest in The Osprey Nest.The other owners at Holiday House take a real interest in the property and making sure it is in perfect condition for the guests to enjoy. We work well together.

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review Susan Weidknecht

Old Hickory, TN

Aweseome Condo

This condo has such a great location and beautiful views. We walked to a few restaurants & drove short distances to others we love. It was also great being able to just cross the street to spend time at the Islamorada Beer Company! The condo itself has a great layout & is well stocked. The beds are so comfortable & the 2 baths are very nice. It's a pleasure dealing with Don, too! Everything was so wonderful that we've already booked for a week this December.

Stayed: December 2016Submitted: April 30, 2018

Owner response

Susan was fun to book again this year. In our conversation she asked "Don, have you considered replacing the sofa" ? Heck I thought I was the only one who didn't like it....it was relatively new! Susan and I got busy on the internet looking at what might be a suitable replacement....I like lady's input. I ended up with a beautiful new leather sofa and other guests in February assisted getting it installed. It was fun working that out.

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Date last modified: October 20th, 2018

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