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Private Beachfront -Perfect for Families and Events Historic Shadow Point Estate

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6 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
16 guests
7 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Private and stunning, the Shadow Point peninsula is surrounded by water on three sides and is nestled within a tropical native hammock with garden planters to wander between. The two homes are the oldest residentially developed properties on Key Largo. We believe you will find it to be the most spectacular and intimate private property in Key Largo available as a vacation rental. With a PRIVATE BEACH, private dock, an ample yard for kids to run and play, gorgeous sunrises and sunset skies, the fabulous moon rises over the water and green islands beyond, tropical gardens and delightful breezes, the character of both the property and the buildings is true old-Keys style. You couldn’t have found a better place for your enjoyable stay! Our historic, one-of-a-kind estate offers a rare glimps...Private and stunning, the Shadow Point peninsula is surrounded by water on three sides and is nestled within a tropical native hammock with garden planters to wander between. The two homes are the oldest residentially developed properties on Key Largo. We believe you will find it to be the most spectacular and intimate private property in Key Largo available as a vacation rental. With a PRIVATE BEACH, private dock, an ample yard for kids to run and play, gorgeous sunrises and sunset skies, the fabulous moon rises over the water and green islands beyond, tropical gardens and delightful breezes, the character of both the property and the buildings is true old-Keys style. You couldn’t have found a better place for your enjoyable stay! Our historic, one-of-a-kind estate offers a rare glimpse of Key Largo as it was over 100 years ago. The two guest houses offer the vacationer a chance to step back in time and experience the charm of days gone by with its historic “Conch Style” architecture and original Dade County hardwood floors and walls throughout. Because of its size and location, Shadow Point is perfect for boaters, divers, snorkelers, kayakers, and birdwatchers and can comfortably accommodate family retreats, workshops, small weddings, film and modeling shoots, anniversary parties, and commitment ceremonies. It is a wonderful place for celebrations of any kind! During major Holidays and special events, we only rent for 7 nights or more. There is an extra charge for those dates. The gated 2.5-acre estate is filled with lush tropical trees and has a 180-degree view of pristine Largo Sound, located within the world-famous John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Launch the kayaks and paddleboards that come with your rental or just relax and build your own sand castle. We are entirely surrounded by Largo Sound, not canals, and there are no houses across the sound from us to obstruct our view. Two deep-water mangroves cuts - one at the north and one at the south end of Largo Sound - lead to the open ocean. The Marvin D. Adams Cut is only a 1/4 mile south of the property and provides boat access to the bay side of Key Largo, its many boat-friendly restaurants and Blackwater Sound. Bring your own boat or rent one for your stay and tie up at our dock that offers 220v electric and fresh water for boats up to 40 feet. Some of the best coral reefs, dive wrecks, and fishing spots in the country are just a short ride away! Shadow Point is a registered, gated HOA and offers an exclusive retreat for vacationers desiring an intimate and private setting. We offer intimate wedding and commitment ceremony packages, where you can use the property for all your events - not just your wedding ceremony: the property is also great for hosting out-of-town guests and holding your reception as well. Sunday brunch and day-after beach parties can also be accommodated. All in one beautiful place, without moving your guests from venue to venue. HISTORY: Shadow Point was built in 1917 by a ship captain and later bought by Chicago Industrialist, Frank Sweeting, for his fishing friends. After his daughter and son-in-law, Leila & Marvin Adams inherited the property, Adams spearheaded the design and construction of the nearby canal that links the bayside on the ocean side of Key Largo. It is now known by the locals as ' Adams Cut'. Named for the beautiful changing shadows and light that filter through the tropical hardwood hammock, Shadow Point is located on Key Largo Sound, the ocean side of Key Largo. Today, this estate offers the same relaxed atmosphere and seclusion of an earlier era. The 2.5-acre point is filled with lush tropical trees including Buttonwood, Gumbo Limbo. Lignum Vitae, and Key Lime. With a 260-degree view of pristine Key Largo Sound, Shadow Point is an exclusive retreat for those desiring an intimate and private setting. ACCOMMODATIONS: The main house has four large bedrooms with twin beds in two rooms and 2 king beds in the other two. There are private baths in both bedrooms with king beds. The large kitchen is user-friendly and perfect for viewing the lovely trees and water while sipping coffee. The dining table can seat fourteen for family gatherings. A large breezy porch with hammock and two daybeds runs the length of the house and offers a panoramic view of the water. The guest cottage has a small stocked kitchen, two bedrooms that each contain twin beds, a living room with a trundle bed with two twin beds, and a charming screened porch. Air conditioning, cable TV, and wireless Internet add comfort and convenience. The property has 3 docks one of which has electric and water and can take a boat that draws up to 4 feet. This vacation rental is perfect for boaters, divers, and fishermen along with being large enough for family retreats, workshops, and film shoots. We prefer to rent both houses together so you can experience total privacy and seclusion. ACTIVITIES & ATTRACTIONS: Swimming, sailing, canoeing, and kayaking are available on the site. Boat rentals, parasailing, reef diving are nearby. Local attractions include Theater of the Sea, a marine mammal park, 5 miles south; Swim with the Dolphins, 3 miles south; and the Key Largo Community Park, with swimming pools, tennis courts, and a fitness trail. Shopping and restaurants are only minutes away. We have had numerous celebrations at Shadow Point. Please look for our name on the internet. Other Activities: kayaking, canoeing, tubing, boating, paddle boarding Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 205016515More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Guests must be 30 years old to rent this property. I prefer to use my own contract and for you to contact me by e-mail for security reasons before sending any money. We allow dogs but charge for them, and they must be well behaved.
Bathrooms
4 Showers, 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Marlee M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2011
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Reviewed March 14, 2020

Despite seeing many photos and reading reviews, Shadow Pt. surpassed our imaginations. The homes are lovely old Florida, rooms full of wonderful surprises on the walls, the garden was amazing. As part of a group who enjoy cooking, we couldn't have found a better kitchen,...More

Date of stay: February 2020
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ShadowPoint, VR Owner at Private Beachfront -Perfect for Families and Events Historic Shadow Point Estate, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2020

We are so happy that you enjoyed Historic Shadow Point. I enjoy cooking and thus want to make sure our guests have every gadget needed to prepare wonderful gourmet meals. We strive to please all.

Reviewed February 29, 2020

We were part of a group of friends celebrating a big birthday, the facility accomodated 16 of us with all the comfort and twice the ammenities. One would be hard pressed to find a better setting fore a wedding, a group get away, or mini-conference....More

Date of stay: February 2020
Thank MacChuckle
Reviewed May 5, 2018

I was so fortunate to visit Shadow Point for a second time. I just love the feeling of being in such a special place. It is old Florida at its best with all the modern comforts. The main house and the cottage are comfortable, full...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank stewartelsie
shadowp998, VR Owner at Private Beachfront -Perfect for Families and Events Historic Shadow Point Estate, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2018

Many thanks for your review. I am so thrilled that you enjoyed yourself. Please come back in the future for more exciting adventures.

Reviewed April 29, 2018

First visit to the Keys after Hurricane Irma and return visit to Historic Shadow Point since November 2015. Same group of friends enjoyed much better weather this time around. The beach and shoreline have been repaired to better than before the storm. There are less...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank Carolyn S
shadowp998, VR Owner at Private Beachfront -Perfect for Families and Events Historic Shadow Point Estate, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2018

Yes, my regret is that I wish you could have stayed longer also. Fun times! So happy you enjoyed Historic Shadow Point! Please come back to visit soon.

Reviewed April 25, 2018

I love the Keys and Shadow Point is the perfect place to enjoy them. You're surrounded by water on 3 sides as it truly is a point into Key Largo Sound. If you want to try snorkeling, take the boat from Pennekamp State Park. Honestly...More

Date of stay: April 2018
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shadowp998, VR Owner at Private Beachfront -Perfect for Families and Events Historic Shadow Point Estate, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2018

So happy you enjoyed your stay at HistoricShadow Point. Yes please come back for a visit and share some more of your beautiful photos.

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Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful week at Shadow Point- there is something for everyone at this property. We had 13 family members ages ranging from 12 to 80 years old. The location of the property is not only wonderful in the beautifully natural Largo Sound but...More

Date of stay: June 2017
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Shadow P, VR Owner at Private Beachfront -Perfect for Families and Events Historic Shadow Point Estate, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2017

We are so happy that you enjoyed your family get together. It is wonderful to here when guests have adventures with our kayaks and paddleboards. We provide them so all can experience the beauty of Largo Sound.

Reviewed June 17, 2017

Our family rented Shadow Point for a week in June. We invited our four children, their spouse/ boyfriends, and our two young grandchildren. The houses and property make you feel as though you leave behind the stresses of life! The houses are very historic and...More

Date of stay: June 2017
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Shadow P, VR Owner at Private Beachfront -Perfect for Families and Events Historic Shadow Point Estate, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2017

We are so excited to hear you took advantage of our kitchen. We pride ourselves in offering every gadget and bowl for your perfect cuisine creations. Come back soon.

Reviewed March 29, 2017

As I feel it I was blessed in this lifetime to be allowed to stay at Shadow Point a full week. It has taken away a piece of my heart, now being home again, cause I left it right there! What a gorgeous place it...More

Date of stay: January 2017
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marlee49, VR Owner at Private Beachfront -Perfect for Families and Events Historic Shadow Point Estate, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2017

So happy that you enjoyed Historic Shadow Point. Knowing that you came from such a beautiful country yourself it was so meaningful to read what you wrote. Please come back again for another adventure.

Reviewed January 28, 2017 via mobile

Some respected friends who always seem to stay at the right places kept on banging on about this secret hideaway they had discovered in the Florida Keys. So we booked. They were absolutely right with their love for this unique location. Shadow Point is a...More

Date of stay: January 2017
Thank rogermA2695XE
marlee49, VR Owner at Private Beachfront -Perfect for Families and Events Historic Shadow Point Estate, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2017

You English blokes know how to enjoy yourselves! So happy you had a wonderful experience. Please think of us in the future when you want another relaxing, secluded and charming place to stay!

Reviewed September 18, 2016

Shadow Point is Old Florida charm with modern comforts. The houses are brimming with history, art and personality. And yet there is everything you might want – a great kitchen that is well stocked, good air conditioning, comfortable beds and plenty of nice linens. The...More

Date of stay: September 2016
Thank stewartelsie
marlee49, VR Owner at Private Beachfront -Perfect for Families and Events Historic Shadow Point Estate, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2016

So happy you had an enjoyable time. Please come back for more adventures.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Boat Available
Books
Ceiling Fans
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Housekeeping Optional
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Ocean Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Patio
Playground
Porch
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
Cooker
Swingset
Telephone
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Water Park Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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We only rent for 4 days or more. This 2.5 acre ocean side estate is located at the north end of Key Largo Sound at mile marker 103 just a one hour drive from Miami International Airport at mile marker 103 on US 1 South on water on Largo Sound. It is gated and we are a HOA association.Very private.
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Private Beachfront -Perfect for Families and Events Historic Shadow Point Estate is able to accommodate up to 16 guests. See all property details.

Private Beachfront -Perfect for Families and Events Historic Shadow Point Estate has 5 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Private Beachfront -Perfect for Families and Events Historic Shadow Point Estate has 6 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Private Beachfront -Perfect for Families and Events Historic Shadow Point Estate must last at least 7 nights. See all property details.