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Kathleen Monahan

Lyman is a retired naval officer and I am a native of Arlington, Virginia. On my first visit to the Keys, I fell in love with the azure blue waters, warm tropical breezes and relaxed life style. I was fortunate to find a vacant waterfront lot in the prestigious Venetian Shores neighborhood which we bought in 1978. I designed the main house and had it built in 1990. At that time, you were not permitted to build on the ground floor. Luckily, the building codes were changed and in 1995 I added a separate ground floor apartment with the idea of having private guest quarters. It is perfect. Next a concrete dock, swimming pool and Jacuzzi were added in 2005. And the final addition of a commercial elevator was added in 2012 for easy access to all three levels of this luxury home.In 2008 we became permanent Florida residence and have not regretted it since. We love it here. And recently we purchased a "fixer upper" on the bay just two miles north and we are keeping busy working on it. Please come down and enjoy this tropical paradise with us.Kathleen Monahan purchased this House in 1978

Why This Property?

The "Captain's Quarters" are the expansive master bedroom suite on the third floor with mini kitchen to keep drinks cold, snacks fresh and ice cream frozen until we are ready for a mid-night snack. It is very romantic with open cathedral beams in the ceiling. The views from the large covered patios on levels 2 and 3 have beautiful views of Florida Bay. Plus a commercial elevator can take you to any level in the house with ease. The ground floor has a private apartment called "waters edge" just for quests. There is a heated swimming pool and spa for relaxing in the Florida Sun or taking a break from a busy day. You will certainly enjoy this well appointed tropical vacation rental home.

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