About the Property
Enjoy Key Largo - A Year Round Vacation Paradise
*** Short Term Rentals Available***
The Tower at Kawama Yacht Club: This Ocean Front Property, set back from US1 affords a truly tropical, relaxed atmosphere…Perfect for your KEYS GetAway. Located just 60 mi South of Miami; the first of the Florida Keys.
The condo is KAWAMA TOWER 306 and is privately owned. It has been fully updated for your comfort & convenience.
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. I will respond as quickly as possible, normally within a few hours.
OFTEN ASKED for "Best Rate": 7 nights (Saturday to Saturday) or longer. If it is booked for part of that time, the next best is dates which fill in between confirmed rentals that are less than 7 nights. Specials posted when available. Holiday Rates are higher. When minimum stay is listed, shorter stay is at a higher rate.
NON-SMOKING CONDO For the comfort of all guests (and Owner). You may smoke on the balcony, with the door closed.
Condo Regulations Restrict any guests’ pets. Service Dogs of course are permitted (see additional requirements below.) Under NO circumstances may a cat be brought to my condo (I’m horribly allergic).
I've owned and have been renting my condo since 2000. Please inquire for actual rate based on your specific stay. Rates listed on the website cannot calculate for all the factors which make up the rental rates, including # of people, Dates, Length of Stay, Date of Arrival, etc. I am listed on a few sites…some require payment on site, others allow you to pay owner directly.
FYI, if you are concerned about renting directly you can Confirm Ownership of a particular property, look up the property address/my name on Monroe County Property Taxes. I also have local references from a local business owner and realtor, details on request. It’s an extra step that can provide you with peace of mind if your unsure vs paying 15-20% more on other websites. Additionally, you can look me up: I’m a Licensed Massage Therapist in Private Practice Specializing in CranioSacral Therapy in Miami.
SPECIAL NOTE: Short Term Rentals Available!
My condo has County: Exemption for Short Term Rentals and FL: Short Term Rental License.
**I require a minimum stay of 2-5 nights depending on time of year, unless otherwise advertised as a Special for a specific stay.
MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS EARLY FOR DESIRED DATES, Especially in Season, for Holidays & Special Events. I honor first booked reservations with payment.
**SPECIALS: POSTED HERE WHEN Available**
Rates Discounted: September 5 - November 15, 2019 - Inquire.
From $850* for up to 2 people. *plus Basic Cleaning Fee $150+ up, Sales Tax-12.5% and Security Deposit: $400. Sleeps up to 6 (additional $).
For a Rate Quote Please Provide: specific dates and total # of guests.
Sleeps up to total 6 guests + Baby in crib - Absolutely no more people permitted.
*plus Basic Cleaning Fee $125+ up, Sales Tax-12.5% and Security Deposit: $400+ up required on all rentals.
- Inquire about Other dates are Available, Regular Rates Apply, Inquire for your requested stay. Plus Utilities for stays longer than 3 weeks,
More Dates Available - Inquire.
- RATES are NOT Pro-Rated for shorter stays; ...inquire for other stays.
CALENDAR is UPDATED when a Reservation Payment has been received.
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. Payment fees are your responsibility.
ARRIVAL: 4pm DEPARTURE: 11am
Early Arrival-Late Departure NOT Available on back to back rentals and must be requested in advance. Additional Fee for more than 1 hour extension. Inquire.
KAWAMA TOWER - Comfortably Furnished in Teak
Choose KEY LARGO’s desirable Kawama Tower for your Vacation Paradise. Located Oceanside @
This spacious Condo, on single floor in Elevator building, is furnished in Teak with your comfort and convenience in mind. Porcelain tile throughout w/all the comforts & amenities of more expensive resorts.
Living Room, Dining Area, Balcony 2 Bedrooms & 2 baths. Sleeps up to 6 in Beds Plus crib for baby (7), Bahama Shutters – allow for light, privacy and airflow if you choose to open the windows in the cooler months.
Condo has been renovated: New baths & Kitchen and small wet bar in 2nd bedroom with granite counters. Fully equipped Kitchen w/Bar: cookware, small appliances, RO Water Filter.
Living Room, Dining Area, Balcony 2 Bedrooms & 2 baths. Sleeps up to 6 in Beds Plus crib for baby (7), Bahama Shutters in bedrooms and living room window – allow for light, privacy and airflow if you choose to open the windows in the cooler months.
Spacious, fully stocked Kitchen w/Bar/Counter: cookware, small appliances, Reverse Osmosis-Water Filter; Ninja Blender w/take along cups); Coffee Maker w/permanent fine mesh filter; Large Toaster Oven; Food Processor; Counter top Grill; Crock Pot; Electric Citrus Juicer & mini chopper, built-in Microwave; Dishwasher. Plenty of dishes, glasses cooking and eating utensils & gadgets, storage containers, as well as outdoor plates and cups, Knives that actually cut, etc.! You will usually find teas, spices canned goods and condiments - use what you like, leave what you don't use. Condo has been renovated: New baths & Kitchen and small wet bar in 2nd bedroom with granite counters.
Master Bedroom - King Bed, full bath suite with Walk In Shower
2nd Bedroom- Queen & 2 Twins (daybed/trundle) and a Wet Bar with small refrigerator.
2nd Bath adjacent to bedroom.
* 2 sets of sheets/bed.
* Baths w/Safety Bars, Dispensers: Shower Gel, Shampoo & Conditioner; Hair Dryers. Daily Shower Spray, please use it to help keep the bath & shower clean. Medicine Cabinets contain an array of useful items: toiletries, first-aid items. Bath Towels & Beach Towels. Extra odd towels to take out on boat/fishing trips.
* Smart TV in bedrooms to use with your movie services (remember to remove them when you depart). Living Room TV w/DVD/internet connection.
* Patio table w/teak chairs.
* For Baby: Crib w/linens-; High Chair, booster seat, Portable Playpen, Stroller. Crib fits in the Master Bedroom only.
* Also Available: Walker, Shower Bench, Folding Bike, 2-Tennis Racquets.
Please request what you need in advance.
Extras: CD's DVD's, books; board games, playing cards, Ironing Board & Iron; . If you've forgotten anything, whatever you find, you're welcome to use; board games, and playing cards. Beach chairs, cooler. If you've forgotten anything, whatever you find, you're welcome to use; books
* WiFi included.
* Private Laundry.
Wheelchair accessible-elevator - Large chairs will not fit through bedroom/bathroom doors.
Like having your own vacation home in the Keys, without the expense!
2 Pools, Lagoon, Beach, Tennis Courts, Marina with Rental Boat Slips, Playground, Jetty.
* 2 Pools - available for all guests - Tower pool for Tower guests/owners only.
The Tower is closest to the Beach:, Marina, Lagoon, Tennis Courts, Playground and Jetty.
* Enjoy a long swim in the Lagoon (my favorite swimming hole) with sandy beach at 1 end/deck at the other & several floating platforms. The lagoon is aerated in several spots (you will see bubbles on the surface). IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTE ON THE LAGOON: ABSOLUTELY 'NO' Jumping or Diving into the Lagoon from anywhere. Bits of Algae collect along the perimeter with some breaking off into the water...an Ecosystem at work The water quality exceeds requirements. Water from the ocean feeds the lagoon, thus is affected by ocean tides.
* A packed sand Beach (a cove formed with the Jetty - seaweed collects along the shore),
* New Playground
* 2 Tennis Courts, Resurfaced
* Jetty (former helicopter landing pad in WWII); You can walk out to the Jetty. It affords a great ocean side sunset view and peaceful place to cast a fishing line (don't expect to catch much along the shore).
* Marina with free Boat Ramp use.
* Boat Slips available for Rent. ***MARINA - Insurance Requirements: $300,000 Liability. Documents Required on entrance at Gate for your boat to enter Property.
* Adjacent Wildlife Sanctuary
Condos, Bikes, Kayaks, Paddle Boards & Golf Carts are PRIVATELY OWNED. I received a review for another condo 412 rented by Norm. This is not my condo and no one else rents my condo. Please read details for my condo.
FROM: $900/Wk - $1800/Wk…Rates are based on Time of Year – Season Summer Fall, Holiday, Special Events; Number of people up to 6 –plus baby makes 7 (using crib/pack n'play only). Shorter Stays are NOT pro-rated daily.
Sept 15 – Nov15, ONLY: 1BR/1B Full Suite Max: 2 people - ONLY Available Mid Sep – Mid Nov & Posted Specials (2nd Bedroom & Bath will be locked off).
RATES Quoted Rental Fee + Basic Cleaning ($125 + up) + 12.5% Sales Tax. Security Deposit. Utility Charge for stays of 3 weeks+.
Each rental is quoted for specific number of people indicated. If you add a person after your reservation is made, LET ME KNOW and I will advise added rate. Guests in addition to rental agreement will void your rental agreement and Security Deposit will be forfeited.
Rates Quoted for cash/check payment Directly to Owner. Any fees incurred for payment are your responsibility (i.e., credit card/pay pal, wire transfer & other payments )
.Stays shorter than one week are not prorated, see daily & weekend rates.
. All last minute rentals must be paid in full via overnight mail, if time permits. Last minute rentals must be paid immediately by Paypal or Zelle. Any fees for payment method is your responsibility.
. Best Rate is Saturday – Saturday Stay, exception stays for more than one week, with arrival or departure on a Saturday. Specials posted when they are available and are for specified dates.
In Season Holidays MINIMUM is 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.
Rates subject to change. If you find a discrepancy at any time, please advise. Of course, I will correct any mistake I have made. Booking within a week of your inquiry will assure your quoted rate.
Once you confirm dates, initial payment must be received within 2 or 3 days – over night for last minute rental (whatever is stated in rental agreement you receive), to Guarantee your Reservation. Please 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.
I handle all rentals on a 1st confirmed w/payment basis - plan ahead for your desired dates. Receipt of Payment required with 2-3 days of receipt of Rental Agreement – refer to rental agreement you receive. Don't be disappointed advise if you are delayed sending payment.
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 emailed to you with my 'Keys Guide' (suggestions for local activities, restaurants etc - personal favorites & other recommendations from previous guests).
For Service Dogs - 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!
SERVICE DOG: Additional Deposit $1000 is required against possible damage or extermination as 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.
I also have a Condo available at Landings of Largo - already rented for Mid Jan - Mid March 2020.
I’ve attempted to include all the information you may need to know about my Tower Condo, the property at Kawama and your rental. If you have any questions, please just ask.
Have a Great Vacation in the Fabulous Florida Keys!
Beach Only a few condo's have a beach. (Packed Sand).
I don't know of another property that has a Lagoon and Jetty.
We have access to 2 pools, Tennis Courts, Playground and Marina for launching boat or slip rentals (extra fee).
This Condo is located in the Tower which has an elevator and has a spacious single floor layout. (many condos are narrow and with multiple floors and steep stairs.
Why Kids Love It
Young kids will love the new Pirate Ship Playground (Opened: April 2018).
For your "water rats" choice of pools, lagoon and beach. They can play outdoors in the safety of a gated community, meet other kids.
Quiet Ocean Front Condo Community set back about 1 mile from Highway Noise of US1/Overseas Highway.
Privately Owned and Owner Rented since 2000.
Convenient to everything in the upper keys and day trips South to all the Keys....Return to airport or heading north without traffic through the keys.
Attractions Within Walking Distance
Key Largo Fisheries Backyard - for fresh fish market and outdoor restaurant
Pilot House - (great location outdoor bar and full dining room; but NOT my favorite -food.
Snooks Bayside (great sunsets and food) - reservations recommended.
And others included in My Key's Guide.
However please note it is most convenient to have a car to explore the Keys.
Favorite Places To Eat
I have will send you my Key's Guide with suggestions including some of my favorite restaurants and other preferred leisure activities.
???Ask any of the locals what you are interested in....people are more than willing to share (except for the best fishing and lobster spots.....oh well...enjoy your exploration.
Check the Tourist Center for coupons, but don't miss some of the wonderful places listed in my Key's Guide....
Please ask any questions you may have I'll be happy to give you the best information I have.
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
2 Heated Swimming Pools
Lagoon Fresh Salt Water from the Ocean
Beach - hard pack sand
Marina - free use of Boat Ramp; Slips available for Rent through Marina Management.
New Pirate Theme Playground
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Jan 25 2020 - Mar 16 2020
Mar 17 2020 - Apr 25 2020
Apr 26 2020 - May 20 2020
May 21 2020 - May 30 2020
May 31 2020 - Jun 27 2020
Excess Cleaning /hr min: $25
Sec Dep From:: $400
Util Dep 3+we From:: $100
> 1 Load Laundry Per: $25
Cleaning From:: $150
Tax Rate: 12.5%
Notes Are Under Revision...Please ask any Questions. I failed to Save in time working by phone . Revions after 8/1
DON'T Guests: Ask for Quote for specific dates.
RATES VARY BY: SEASON
SPECIALS Posted vary for Specified Dates on short rentals between Confirmed/Paid Reservations, subject to change until Paid.
Weekend: Thurs,Fri, Sat, Sun
Mid-Week: Mon,Tue, Wed
Summer Holidays/Events (Mini & 1st Wk Lobster Season, Fishing Tournaments...)
MIN STAY : 3-4 NIGHTS (Rate = 2-4 People; add'l to 6 total + baby/
SUMMER Min: 3 N (Rate = 4 People; add'l to 2 more people); Summer Holidays Minimum Stay 4 nights.
FALL/WINTER/SPRING/SPRING BREAK, HOLIDAYS Min 5 NIGHTS (Rate = 2 people; add'l to 4 more people)
OFF SEASON FALL (Rate = 2 people; add'l to 4 more people)
WINTER SEASON Min 4-5 nights; Christmas week available until Dec 27 or 28; New Year week from Dec 27. Other dates available at higher rate.
RATE QUOTED FOR SPECIFIED STAY: to provide the lowest rate for your stay, rates are based on several parameters. Arrival and departure day;
total number of guests for your stay; length of stay (rates are not prorated from weekly rate)
Include alternate dates if available. Rental site rate guides do not include all the variables it would be a night mare to try...therefore each individual rate will be quoted.
Best Rate Sat-Sat. Holidays and Special Events rate is based week before and after holidays. Each wk of the winter holiday Xmas and New Years is separate rental: , dates are for full week up to 2 days before/after Christmas and New Years. minimum stay 5 nights. Dates including both holidays, rate is for 2 weeks both holidays.
Basic Rate listed on this site is for September 15 - November 15 only. LOWEST RATE of the year.
Other dates: Higher.
Total Rate Comprised of:
Cleaning: $150 min
Sales Tax 12.5% ( on rental rate & cleaning)
Security Deposit From $400 by #Guests/Length of Stay
+ Utilities 3 wks + (+Utility Deposit)
Last updated on January 07, 2020
Year Purchased: 1999
About the owner: I live and work in Miami and am in private practice as a Massage Thereapist, specializing in CranioSacral Therapy.
As a Diver I appreciate getting my fix of Hydrotherapy in the Keys.
Why this property? The Tower at Kawama Yacht Club offers a bright, spacious single floor plan in an elevator building. Particularly convenient for those that have a problem with steep steps as other condos have.
Kawama Yacht Club offers Beach, Lagune, Pools Tennis Courts, Playground and Marina (slips rented separately-inquire).
Kawama Yacht Club has a 24 hour guard which controls entrance to keep the property private. It is set back about 1 mile from US1 affording quiet surroundings along the Ocean. The Units are privately owned.
Calendar last updated: January 07, 2020
Guestbook comments from the owner:
THSNK YOU FOR YOUR REVIEW, BUT PLEASE NOTE NORMAN WHARTMAN DOES NOT MANAGE MY CONDO....I do.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there an ocean view.
No ocean view from the condo, as described. However the property is on the ocean and has a packed sand beach.
What's there to do in Key Largo.
The Keys are a tropical location. Water sports are the most common reason for this destination: Fishing, Boating, Diving, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Jet Skiing, Swim with the Dolphins and just plain old swimming: choose the ocean, 2 pools or the saltwater lagune. Of course there are an abundance of restaurants along the shores, Ocean side and Bayside, offering incredible sunsets....a daily event, but an event not to be missed. Not to mention the warm weather in the Winter Season! Great jumping off point for exploring all of the Florida Keys, even a day trip to Key West. Check out the nearby Alligator farm and go for an airboat ride. Close enough to Miami if you choose to leave the "rock" for more shopping at the malls or outlet shopping. There's something for everyone. The property also offers 2 tennis courts, a Marina and free use of boat ramp. Cast a line from the Jetty, you may catch bait, don't expect much else...the shoreline is shallow.
Great place for families to stay in Key Largo
This rental is well-equipped with a fully stocked kitchen, (including a water filtration system for refilling water bottles before heading out to the beach) and is well-maintained, with four separate beds. The unit can even be split into two private units, as each bedroom has its own bathroom and a door between the two parts of the condo. It was very quiet at night, with no noise from other tenants. Although it doesn't have a water view, it is a two minute walk from the building to a private beach area with tables, chairs and fire pits. The complex has a gated entrance with 24 hour security, and there are lots of good restaurants and stores within a 5-10 minute drive. For a picnic, try getting sandwiches and subs from the Publix grocery store, but be prepared to wait, it's usually busy.
Stayed: December 2019Submitted: January 07, 2020
great place...clean...great restaurants near by...Norman Wartman was a great host and very helpful..paddle boards, kayaks, fishing poles, tennis rackets, snorkeling equipment and bikes included free of charge. docks is available for boats if needed.
Stayed: March 2019Submitted: May 27, 2019
10 days in Disney Springs
Great restaurants! Lots of cool shops and free parking. Lots of fun in the day and great nightlife. Terrific music all over the place. It is really a wonderful place to eat, shop, walk, listen, dance, and you can play pool, go bowling or ride in a hot air balloon -but our favorite thing was the aotomobile boats
Stayed: February 2019Submitted: March 18, 2019
We had a wonderful time & hope for a return visit. Condo has all the comforts of home. Close to restaurants & water sports. Beach & pool were great. People very friendly. Can't wait to go back!!
Stayed: February 2019Submitted: March 12, 2019
Thank you. So pleased you enjoyed. You are welcome back.
Exactly as Described
We stayed at Carol’s Kawama Tower condo recently, the condo is exactly as she describes and very homey. The kitchen is exquisite with ample matching place settings and “real” silverware and other utensils (my wife commented every time we used the silverware how nice it was to have heavy matching silver not mismatched cheap pieces of tin). Kitchen had all needed appliance for us (coffee maker, toaster oven, large microwave, etc. King sized bed was worthy of a good nights sleep and bathrooms decent sized.We stayed 2 weeks with no problems, the condo location is in a quiet area and felt very safe. Very friendly people within the “community” pool area was good walk out pier was great place to see sunrises and sunsets. Condo has washer and dryer which is always a plus to have access to your own versus a central condo laundry. There isn’t really much of a water view from the unit but a walk around the corner of the building fixes that.The condo was very clean and was probably the first place we stayed that we didn’t clean when we arrived for our stay! Carol is very detailed in all instructions and processes before, durning and after the rental process. She also has put togeteher her “favorites” guide to help with eating joints and places to go. We would definitely stay again at Carol’s Tower condo unit.
Stayed: January 2019Submitted: March 03, 2019
Of course I'm always pleased to know that my attention to detail and that the effort I've put into making my condo a comfortable, convenient and functional for most needs is appreciated by guests. Repeat guests are always welcome. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay and so graciously shared your comments. Thank you.
This is a well kept condo on 3rd floor facing the parking lot. It has everything you could need as well as more than you would expect. It is a short walk to the ocean and has 3 pools that were not overcrowded. People are friendly and there are many good places to eat nearby. Carol promptly answers a phone call or email and is genuinely concerned about making sure her guests have whatever they need. We would definitely come back. Traffic in the Keys can be real slow at certain times though so be ready for that.
Stayed: February 2019Submitted: February 15, 2019
Pleased you enjoyed your stay.
Kawama Yacht Club
After extensive research of the various keys my husband and I settled on Key Largo. He is a scuba diver and I prefer to stay on top of the water. We rented Carol's condo in Kawama Yacht Club, and we were extremely happy with our selection. The King size bed was comfortable and having two bathrooms was convenient. There are plenty of spices in the cabinets if you want to cook. Also, there are starter supplies of paper towels and bathroom paper. The grounds are well manicured and maintained and the pool was a refreshing way for me to spend my morning as husband was diving. Key Largo has a vast array of restaurants and most have a nightly band. Carol supplies a recommended list of activities and restaurants and we frequented most. The Reef Roamer Snorkel tour was a highlight for me. I look forward to a return trip to the Keys, and we will definitely rent from Carol again.
Stayed: August 2018Submitted: August 18, 2018
Condo like home
This condo has been cared for like a home. All the comforts of home. Appliance are top notch. The beds are extremely comfortable. Everything was clean and fresh. A few supplies were available so we did not need to immediately head to the store. Things were exactly as described. Will try to come back here.
Stayed: May 2018Submitted: May 24, 2018