Myself, wife, our dog, and three sisters stayed in unit R3. Friendly owner Norman (he's quite a character) met us there and gave a good tour of unit and the yacht club. You get free use of his golf cart to get around the complex. Also beach toys, fishing poles, and three kayaks. There are four levels in this unit including a loft. Not sure how practical the loft would be if needed. There is a pull down stair (out of the ceiling) to the loft which blocks the upstairs hallway when down. I would have concerns about allowing kids to sleep up there with the stairs back up. The lowest level is also unusual in that Norman has a small private room there, which is locked off from the rest of the unit. He occasionally spends the night there. There are three pools in Kawama. One of them is almost right in front of this unit. Since my sisters like to spend a lot of time at the pool, this was quite convenient....a thirty second walk to refill your Coke. Some of the units on the lagoon can be a few hundred feet from a pool. If you like to watch TV on vacation, this unit has a TV in just about every room....even the loft. There are all kinds of condiments left over from previous renters in the kitchen which was nice for the few times we actually fixed meals. Negatives- There is no dining table. We ate dinner on stools around the kitchen island area. The dishwasher was broken the week we were there (I assume Norman has had this repaired since.) There is apparently a private hot tub also with this unit, but it is in a separate location and was also broken, so we never even visited it. There is a small pavilion directly across from this unit, next to the pool. This pavilion can apparently be rented to private parties. The last night we were there, it had been rented, and the renters had hired a DJ who apparently felt that the only acceptable way to play music is at a sound level of 11 on a scale of 10. We politely asked if it could be turned down, but the racket lasted until 11 PM. We had to leave by 6 AM the next morning to catch our flight back to Michigan. I was told that this is unusual, but I would ask (before renting) if any parties are scheduled at this pavilion for the week you are there. Overall, it was a pleasant week. The residents of Kawama were very friendly. We knew most of the regulars there by the end of the week. I would not hesitate to return to Kawama.
- Also Known As:
- Kawama Yacht Club Hotel Key Largo