Dec 15, 2016

This being my first time in The Keys, my daughter-in-law picked the "perfect" spot for the following reasons:

Pet friendly

beautiful sunrises

Kayaking through the channels and seeing all of the iguanas, beautiful birds, tropical planats and fun decor

peace and serenity

Wide walking and bike paths right out the door

Best Key Lime pie from both Mangrove Mama's and the Pie company (a few miles north of here)

Mangrove Mama's also had great breakfasts, pizza, and wings.  It is also 'Very pet friendly"

We hope to be back in the near future

-Michigan

Aug 8-12, 2017

What a wonderful stay!!  This is our third time visiting and each time is better than the last. We did wedding planning with our daughter (she lives on Little Torch)  My brother-in-law came for a few days from Charleston, SC.  Spend time relaxing, swimming, reading, etc. with our daughter and  future son-in-law.  Last night we saw a crab and many lobster in the water along the shoreline.  THen, to our delight and surprise a little octopus was swimming around!

Great place - can't wait to be back in January

Mark & Deanna

Feb 2 2013

What idyllic, lovely days we've spent here.  Everything was top notch.  Whether we went here, there & everywhere or just vegged out for the day.  We loved every minute of it.  To bask in the warmth while home (Idaho) was freezing in an uncommon cold snap (2* - 10*), was heavenly.  The grounds are lovely, and that you Shannon for the tour.  We really enjoyed the bananas.  Being able to do laundry, although mundane, was a plus.  The house was just the right size for 4 of us.  Our quiet days were spend working puzzles - a great way to relax.  All should try the Clue puzzle - Great fun!  This vacation definitely goes on the list of "best of".

Sincerely,

Jo, Dick, Julie & Ted

Aug 12-19, 2017

This place is perfect!  She loved the pool and I loved being able to take off in a kayak whenever the spirit moved me.  We both love the great variety of wildlife from crabs and iguanas to the yellow crowned night heron that visited every day.  We will certainly be back.

Dave & Jen

Oh, the Square Grouper is a must!  The lounge upstairs is our new favorite hangout.

After enduring the 20 inches of snow in Connecticut, a week in Tropical Paradise provided a much needed recharge.  Thank you for hosting us.  The location is superb, the accommodations stellar, the amenities fabulous.  Our three year old loved the pool.  I spent much time in the kayak, and we all enjoyed the view from the hammock.  This was our first trop to the Keys, but it certainly will not be the last.  We'll be returning to the cold with very warm memories!  Mike, Lara, & Lexie

March 26- April 8, 2016

Shannon,

A million thank you's for a wonderful and relaxing two weeks.  Even though we couldn't bring our dogs AND our friends cancelled their trip down here - We had a wonderful time.  The Dry Tortugas were a great trip and we really enjoyed the kayaks and pool!  We got lots of reading and relaxing done. 

Many Thanks, Abbie & Bual, Brunswick, Maine

June 24, 2017

Had such a wonderful time here!  Great location & easy to get here and explore the other Keys.  Very comfortable accommodations.  LOVED!! the views sitting on the dock, porch and the pool.  Hope to bring the whole family next time.

Thank you,

Cheryl & Bob


I cannot say how much we loved this house! We spent one week in this Tropical Paradise. We were 6 people: my husband and I, our 3 children (16,13 and 10) and grandma! There was something to do everyday for everyone! The house was very clean, beds were very comfortable, kitchen had everything one needed... The pool was perfect... Even though it is small my 10 year old would spend most of her time in it. The older kids enjoyed the dock fishing and using the kayaks in the bay! We all enjoyed snorkeling just a few miles away from the house and caught some delicious lobsters. We also took day trips to Bahia Honda and Key West which are both just a short trip away! There is a store right down the road for things you might have missed and bait for fishing. The Key next to Cudjoe Key has a Winn Dixie where you can get all your supplies for the week! We enjoyed watching the iguanas sunbathe every morning on the sea wall.. The kids named then Ralph, Zoe and Jasper. We also rented a boat in Summerland Key for 2 days. It worked perfect to go to Looe Key snorkeling and explore nearby islands. We used it to go fishing, lobstering and snorkeling! Shannon has a recommendation folder with all the local restaurants and their menus. This was very helpful. We enjoyed the quietness of the area, sunrises, sunsets and incoming thunderstorms which would only last about 15 min. She also has two other properties next to each other but they all have their own boat dock and private beach access! I do think though that the Tropical Paradise has the most privacy. The house also comes with a washer and dryer which was very handy with kids. We had to contact Shannon about a problem with the pool but she was there in 20 min. and solved it very quickly. Overall I can't wait to go back to this beautiful place again. Thumbs up all the way! Thanks Shannon for this beautiful house!!!

Tropical Paradise Reviews

Nov 4-11, 2017

"Tropical Paradise on Cudjoe Key was one of the best vacation rentals we have ever visited, and we have visited more than we could ever count. It offers a beautiful ocean view, great location, large screened in porch, large outside deck with pool & grill, and the house is equipped with everything you could possibly need. The privacy this property offers is a huge bonus. We will definitely return and highly recommend this property to those visiting the Keys."

-Kerry

1/23-30/16

Shannon,

We had a wonderful week here.  Your home provided all we needed for comfort.  ...

I want to thank you for being so responsive to questions and issues.  We enjoyed your home and the area so much!

Marilyn

Aug 4, 2017

What an unexpected treat! We had a great time swimming, kayaking and exploring the area.  Thank you for sharing your home.  We will be back

Kundinger's

Deland, FL

Thank you Shannon, 

Everything was great, the view, quiet, ocean, sunsets, sunrises.  The place had everything we needed, very tropical.  This was our first visit to the Keys!  Beautiful!  We will return someday.  Dolphins we saw on a boat trip in the wild was great.  We also did the Duval crawl, Mallory Square, glass bottom discovery, Butterfly conservatory.  Great eats!  Teresa & Tommy Ellis

September 2016

Dear House Book
Been coming down several years as always, Shannon is the best host you could hope for.  We do the usual – fishing, diving, drinking, eating, drinking.  Being from Orlando we still feel like we are away from it all.  Relaxing like a second home here.  Always ready to come back

We recommend:  Vacation boat rentals – awesome, Hogfish Bar & Grill – Stock Island, A&B Lobster House – Key West, Undersea Diving store

Thanks a ton, Shannon,
Mike, Kim,Aaron, Lizzy, MarkyPoo

May 6, 2017

We loved it so  much!  Great weather and loved biking all the trails.  Can't wait til next year.  Moya

July 13, 2017

Had an incredible time at Tropical Paradise.  No one is ready to go home.  So much to do in the house and local area.  Loved it and hope to be back.  All the way from Scotland!

Thanks,

The Treece's & Young's

July 22, 2017

Tropical Paradise could not have been any better!  This is our third stay in this house along with two stay at Fandango.  The property is beautiful.  We'll be back!

Anthony & Kathleen

New Mexico

July 1, 2017

Wow!  What a great time.  This is a beautiful house & location.  The family loved it.  We will be back.

The Buddins

Aug 16-30, 2015

Dear Shannon,

Tropical Paradise is absolutely the perfect name for this amazing home.  It was such a beautiful place to be as we started our lives together as Mr. & Mrs. and our ability to bring our dogs along made it even better.  The drive from NJ was long but totally worth it.  When Tropical Paradise is the final destination.  Some favorites ... boating and catching tons of fish (even some from the dock) Taking dips in the pool, swimming with the dolphins @ Dolphin Research Center in Marathon (then seeing real wild dolphins and sea turtles out near the lighthouse).  The Square Grouper, and meeting Patty @Mangrove Mama's!  We haven't even packed up to leave, but are already looking forward to our next visit (and fantasizing about a way to quit our jobs and move to the Keys as so many do)  Such a magical place that will forever be a part of our memories!

Jay & Danielle

Bruizer, Moose & Dixie Too! New Jersey

Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous home with us.  My Aunts and I had an amazing trip.  We just didn't want to leave!  Hope to come back again sooner rather than later.  Once again thank you,  Angela Davis

“Couldn't be a better Keys beachfront rental!”

The 2br house and grounds are a perfect Florida Keys experience. And just 20 minutes north of Key West. Lush tropical landscaping provides a very private Caribbean-like environment, with a gorgeous view that overlooks the open ocean from both the pool deck & master BR. House is in excellent condition and fully equipped. And all the hi-quality critical amenities (water sports/restaurants/grocery stores) are just minutes away. We also had perfect weather (mid-May) so I can only say: Excellent! - VRBO Review

Oct 14-19, 2017

Tropical Paradise fit the bill for our trip!  Clean & comfortable.  Spent much time on porch, nice breeze great view!

Thanks for all your hard work getting it ready after Hurricane Irma!

We lived in The Keys for 6 years and love the area, so definitely will be back.

The Durments

May 2017

Wow!  We had one of the best family vacations.  Colleen, the kids and I want to stay, but definately coming back next year.  Beautiful location.  Thank you, Dee

May 21, 2017

Had an amazing time!  Celebrated my friends birthday.  Stayed by the pool, kayaked.  Definately coming back. Thank you for makiing available this beautiful place.  - Ada

February 25, 2017

We had a wonderful time with family and friends.  What a perfect spot!  So beautiful, we will be back next year.   - Judy