Dolphin Point Villas is a getaway designed for those who prefer an authentic Florida Keys experience. One that’s grounded in natural beauty and free from crowds. One where family and close friends can connect with each other, while sharing the very best Key Largo has to offer. One that feels like home, because that’s exactly what it is – your home in the Florida Keys.
There’s the place where we’re born and then there’s the place where we come to life. For Miami native Mike Borguss, life is about Key Largo.
Growing up he spent long weekends, idle summers, and take-your- child-to- work days relishing the natural beauty of a place that wasn’t too far from home, but was also worlds away. It seems destined then, that after years of living away, Mike has made Key Largo his permanent home. Now all who visit The Keys have the opportunity to share in his love for the people, weather and water.
As the Director of Operations for Dolphin Point Villas, Mike is in charge of bringing the property to life. It’s a life he shares with his fiancé and daughter, Mackenzie, and a home within a business within an island paradise to all who work for or visit DPV.
Rick Borguss is the quintessential citizen of the world and wouldn’t want it any other way. From Germany to South Africa, Paris to Switzerland, Rick has spent much of his life traveling and working. His life today is a testament to all he’s learned and loved along the way.
It was as an employee of a safari park in Germany that he was introduced to lions, bears, zebras, and dolphins. After many years of working among animals in South Africa and Switzerland, it was his desire to care for dolphins that prompted him to open a place of his own.
With his father’s help, he opened Dolphin Plus in 1980 in Key Largo. Why the Keys? Because its incredible natural environment is incomparable. Rick works along with his family at Dolphin Point Villas. He has passed along his love and appreciation for animals and people to his three children and grandchild. But, it is his wife Debbie whom he credits for all the family has built.
Sharon B came down for six months and has stayed for 16 years. The Keys can have that effect on you.
Originally from West Palm Beach, Sharon has been vacationing in the Keys every summer since the age of five when she remembers falling instantly in love. Love became a big part of her grownup life, having worked as a wedding coordinator for 10 years. Later, she pursued another love - working with dolphins! She joined the Dolphin Plus team in 2003, fulfilling a childhood dream and making her an honorary Borguss family member.
As Dolphin Point Villas’ Guest Relations Manager, she gets to combine all the things she’s known and loved since she was a child - The Keys, dolphins and working with brides and grooms. So if you need anything, don’t hesitate to ask Sharon. You’ll know how to find her - she’s the one with megawatt smile.
It is often said that opposites attract. For Debbie Lehman that meant, in part, moving from Northern Indiana to Key Largo. It also meant becoming the other half, he would say better half, to her husband Rick. Then, after 20 years as a school psychologist she joined her favorite “opposite” as an owner of Dolphin Point Villas.
The attraction became clear since she first started visiting The Keys at the age of four. Her love of fishing and relaxation made this a natural match. Today she dedicates her time and talents to making DPV a place where guests can disconnect from the world, connect with each other and enjoy the warm causal magic that Keys’ life has to offer.
Where is Dolphin Point Villas located?
You’ll find us at MM (MM102 on the Bayside) in Key Largo, the northernmost key in the Florida Keys island chain.