Excellent well appointed property!
Wonderful relaxing week. Our group ranged from my husband and I, to our adult/teen kids aged 23 to 16. Something for everyone! Enjoyed relaxing by the pool, rode bikes up to the local marina, loved the ease of kayaking and paddle boarding right off the beach. Would definitely recommend!Linda B.
Visited on "July - 2017
Best value in the Florida Keys
Best value in the Florida Keys for family of eight or 10 we had eight In my group! Property had all the beach toys you could want to paddle boards snorkels. To my surprise It has bicycles available for us to use. Highly recommend this house we are going to book it again next yearDenise H.
Visited on "January - 2017
Beautiful property on a lovely private beach and fitted out with all all the amenities a family could want. We had a splendid time at Murphy's Paradise!Chuck B.
Visited on "March - 2017
Perfect in every way!
We searched several homes and locations in the Keys. This one met all of our needs. We had a family reunion of sorts with kids and adults. The accommodations were perfect for all of us. Several activities for the kids to enjoy while the adults relaxed. I would highly recommend it! We were able to cook family style and eat together, with a large kitchen and outdoor grill. If we return to the Keys I would chose this house again. Thank you Pat for helping us to make great memories with our kids!Patti R.
Visited on "July - 2016
I can't say enough good things about this property and the owners. From the first contact with Patty throughout the whole rental process she was so friendly and accommodating. The house property was beautiful and well maintained and we had everything (and more) than we could need. All the equipment that was offered with the house (kayak, paddle board beach toys, bikes) we loved and used them all. We traveled with 5 adults 1 teen and 2 kids and there was something for everyone. Would highly recommend this property!!!Jennifer C.
Visited on "June - 2016
Wow! Incredible house and beach!
Where do I start...from the moment we made contact with the owner until the moment we departed, everything was perfect. All of our questions were answered courteously and promptly. We were amazed at all of the beach toys and amenities in the home. Everything has been meticulously thought out to allow the guests to maximize their enjoyment while on property. The house is suitable for guests of all ages. Our young adult children were in heaven snorkeling and using the kayaks and paddle boards. We adults enjoyed sitting in the beach chairs Oceanside. The pool and spa were perfect with comfy loungers poolside. Plenty of beach towels and dishes to make our vacation comfortable. The house is gated which offered us privacy. The water was very nice temperature for swimming and water sports. The beach is amazing. The views are amazing. The house is amazing. The ocean is amazing. The location in the Keys is perfect, close to amazing dining venues and nearby activities for fishing and exploring the Keys. Don't hesitate to seriously consider this home for your family vacation, I am sure you won't be disappointed. Highly recommended. We are already planning our next stay.Terri C.
Visited on "May - 2016
Do yourself a favor and skip over this house while choosing a vacation destination. We booked and paid for this house for 7 days and only stayed for 4. The beach was so covered in disgusting, smelly seaweed that we werent even able to go into the ocean the whole time we were there. The smell was so terrible it literally keeps you awake at night. We expressed our concerns to the owner as we had traveled from Ohio And chose this home with the obvious intention of using the advertised beach. The owner was not very pleasant or apathetic to our concerns. The home is way too expensive to expect this kind of experience. The home itself is outdated and not worth the money. The pool is small and didn’t appear to be adequately cared for as it was a blurry cloud of sunscreen after a day or 2. I’m not a pool expert by any means but it was pretty apparent it wasn’t cleaning properly. It’s hard to sleep past sunrise since there aren’t any window treatments. I’ve never left a poor review but in this case the owner is unwilling to address customers concerns. I would like to save someone the disappointment and loss of money we experienced.Sarah Gonzalez
Visited on "June - 2018
Not my idea of paradise. Between the rotting seaweed covered beach that smelled like rotten fish, hundreds of biting insects, pool so small it could just barely accommodate my toddlers and their floats (not to mention it had a leak), to the dated interior and surveillance cameras, I would think twice about staying here. Of the 4 bedrooms upstairs 2 are walk through style, while the others had no window treatments. None provided any quiet space or real privacy. All the doors were sliding doors with slats. Anyone talking upstairs might as well have been in your room due to the layout and lack of real doors. Staying with three young children was not fun. Being unable to access the ocean was even worse because of 30 feet of impassable rotting seaweed. The pictures of the house are misleading and it is very over priced for what you get. This place is a joke. Save your money and stay at a holiday inn. They’ll at least have a nice pool and curtains. I wouldn’t be surprised if the owner tried to remove these reviews. She would not allow my father in law to post his review on home away. It’s a scam and also pretty devastating because we ALL wasted our vacation time here.Rachel Parsons
Visited on "June - 2018
PERFECT IN EVERY WAY!
INCREDIBLE! I have rented many homes from VRBO and thru AirBnB and this home was more equipped than any home I have stayed in. The water toys that are included are amazing and kept everyone entertained. The endless oceanviews are mesmerizing - loved watching the water shimmer like diamonds! The rooms are nice sized and offered ocean views from all rooms, beds comfortable, plenty of linens and towels. Washer and dryer with laundry soap provided. We had our morning coffee out on the beach in the thatch roof glider. What a vacation! Working with the owner was pleasant from beginning to end. She was easy to reach and provided us with an information guide by PDF that gave us instructions on how to operate everything in the house as well as gave us suggestions on restaurants and where we could get a fishing charter during our stay. The house location was ideal for our needs, close to great restaurants, grocery store, shopping and midway between Key West and Miami. The house was clean and presented very well. Decor was fun and “beachy”, the pool was nice with lots of lounge chairs poolside. I cannot emphasize enough how much value this home offers for a large group or family. I highly recommend checking out Murphy’s Paradise for your family in this oceanfront vacation home in Islamorada Florida Keys.Cindi A.
Visited on "August - 2018