Vacation Getaway 3BR/2BA $2800 Month Special April 2014
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- Minimum stay:28 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Cudjoe Key house description
VACATION GETAWAY WAITING FOR YOU
Welcome to 'Shangri-La'. This is where you can RELAX and ENJOY the TRANQUIL beauty of the sun, sea & sand of the Florida Keys. Spend the afternoon 'lazying around' on the spacious screened porch/lanai or the large open deck overlooking the canal.
Brand-new in 2003, this CANAL-FRONT HOME is furnished in classic Keys style. This three-bedroom, two-bath home has everything you could want for your tropical vacation getaway! Six people sleep comfortably with one king-sized bed in the master bedroom, one queen-size in the second bedroom, and two single beds in the third bedroom.
Master bedroom has TV, a private full bath and a double sized closet. A fully equipped kitchen with everything you would need to cook the simplest meals or a gourmet specialty; for your comfort, there are paddle fans in each room along with central air conditioning. Ceramic tile flooring throughout home, screened in porch overlooking canal and an extra large open side deck, great for sunning. A grill is available for cooking your catch!
'Shangri-La' is also a FISHERMAN'S PARADISE.....bring your boat because we're only MINUTES TO THE OCEAN and some of the best BACK-COUNTRY FISHING around! Take a day to enjoy the many wonders of Key West or enhance your tan at Bahia Honda State Park (boat rentals also available nearby for fishing, snorkeling, diving, etc). We're only one canal (500 ft) in from the open water!
Other sites and activities: Deep sea & back country fishing, glass-bottom boats tour undersea parks, Easy access to Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary ~ an excellent SCUBA and snorkeling site for people of all skill levels; parasailing and skydiving, windsurfing and jet skiing, famous 'watering holes,' fabulous restaurants and entertainment, unique shops, historic sites, and so much more. Something for everyone, you'll never run out of things to do in the fabulous Florida Keys. 'Shangri-La' is a GREAT PLACE FOR A VACATION.... plan yours today!
There is a walking and biking path right outside our door!
Be sure to check out the comments (scroll down to bottom of page) left from previous guests. You'll want to add your own after your stay!
Note: Photos do not reflect new slipcovers on couches. Will post soon.
Keywords: Canal-front Home, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, open water, fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, back country
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Air Conditioning:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Hair Dryer
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Iron & Board
- Parking Off Street
- Paddle fans in all rooms, DVD/CD & VCR Player, Fax/Printer available.Fully Equipped Kitchen, Toaster oven, Cooking Utensils, Linens & towels provided, full size washer and dryer & outdoor gas grill. Please, NO PETS. Note, PLEASE CHECK OUR CALENDAR FOR AVAILABILITY DATES, This is a stilt-style (2 story) home & all rooms are, on upper level, Phone # is for directions only, not to be used for reservations. This is a non-smoking home....moreless
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Video Library
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Pier Fishing
- Fitness Center
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Massage Therapist
- Miniature Golf
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
This was a great fit for us. My husband stayed for 2 months and had his boat right there, with easy access to fishing. The neighbors could not have been nicer. I visited 3 times and could launch our kayaks from the property and paddle down the canal to the big water. The Square Grouper bar and grill became our regular destination and was walkable too. The owner was always available if we had questions. We booked for next year.
- Guest Vickie&Terry (Wisconsin)
- Date of stay 01/01/12
- Review Submitted 03/02/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children.
Thank you for allowing us to stay in your home. As always, the home was clean, spacious and beautifully kept. It was great to be close to Key West without having it in our backyard, especially with two kids. Having all the amenities of home allowed us to enjoy some dinners on the patio. Our son enjoyed fishing off the canal while I enjoyed Bahia Honda State Park Beach. As we have made your home our yearly vacation spot, I will definitely be calling you to return. Thank you again.
- Guest Cheryl Cidern (Brick, NJ)
- Date of stay 01/12/10
- Review Submitted 01/12/10
We enjoyed our stay at your beautiful home. The house was clean, in a great location, quiet,peaceful, and the price was very reasonable. We will definitely be return visitors and will recommend your place to our friends.
- Guest John & Jeannie Wierman (Goose Creek SC)
- Date of stay 08/19/09
- Review Submitted 08/19/09
Lois and Ed, Thanks so much for renting your wonderful home to us. We go to the Keys several times every year and this was by far the BEST! Your home is very clean, comfortable and had everything someone could possible need. Your location is wonderful, it took us 18 minutes to get to Key West. We were able to enjoy the partying without having it right outside our door! We enjoyed our cocktails, dinners and breakfasts on your deck with waterviews in every direction. We will definately be back and you CANNOT beat the price!!!A++++++++
- Guest Paul and Tracy1 (Brick, New Jersey)
- Date of stay 06/18/09
- Review Submitted 06/18/09
Guest comment entered by owner
Lois and Ed, We had a wonderful time at your beautiful place in the Keys. It was hard to leave. We have decided warm weather trumps the cold hands down and will probably go for it again next year. Your place was as nice as you described it on VRBO. Thank you for sharing it with us. Laurie and Mike
- Guest Laurie & Mike
- Date of stay 05/26/09
- Review Submitted 05/26/09
Guest comment entered by owner
My husband and I wanted to thank you for letting us rent your house. It was perfect, much nicer than the house our family rented on Big Pine. Thanks again. Joan
- Guest Joan M.
- Date of stay 01/14/09
- Review Submitted 01/14/09
Well.... what can we say except WOW & THANK YOU!!! My wife and I stayed in your home to extend a business trip, that was the best 5 days of the trip... The back porch was AWESOME with a nice bottle of wine and the nice breeze.. Your home had all the amendities one could ask for. My wife was so excited to be away and it was her first trip to the Keys, your home was the Icing on the Cake for her!!! We definitly will be back in the Spring we hope!!!! Thanks again and will and would highly recomend!!!! Derek & Casandra
- Guest Derek DeGutis (Lanoka Harbor, NJ)
- Date of stay 09/11/08
- Review Submitted 09/11/08
Guest comment entered by owner
Lois, We missed Shangri-La the minute we left and headed back home. We really enjoyed staying in your home. It was a great place to come back to after a long hot day on the water. My son and husband enjoyed the fishing holes they found, and the spear-fishing opportunities they encountered. I enjoyed diving Looe Key. My daughter Charise and I had a five shark encounter that she is still talking about. It was her first time diving there, and she had never spotted a shark on a dive before. We also got to see 2 absolutely gorgeous spotted rays majestically gliding through the reef during the dive. We took the boat out on the bay nearly everyday to see the sunset. Sunsets are always beautiful, but when they set (and reflect) on the water they become spectacular. We also got brave a took our boat out fishing at night for the first time ever. We caught our limit of yellowtail everytime we went out. One night, we stupidly did not check the forecast and got caught in a horrific storm, but even the harrowing 8 mile ride back in (pitch black with 4-5 ft. seas) was an experience we will be talking about for a long time. We spent alot of time out at Content Key. Whether snorkeling or diving, fishing, spear-fishing or lobstering - Content Key satisfied us all. We have had several grouper and hogfish dinners since we returned home, and we have lots of lobster yet to sample. We were fortunate to have fantastic visibility the entire week we were there. We drove to Islamarada one day and finished our back-to-school clothes school shopping for our son Christopher at the World Wide Sportsman. We also spent our last afternoon/evening in Key West walking through Mallory Square. We truly miss being at Shangri-la. Thanks for everything, Melissa
- Guest Melissa & Steven
- Date of stay 08/26/08
- Review Submitted 08/26/08
Guest comment entered by owner
Dear Lois & Ed, Just a quick note to let you know what a wonderful time we had at your "Shangri-La" home! We just arrived back home in Citrus county florida and of course are all exhausted from the long drive. However, our stay at your house on Cudjoe was fantastic even inspite of our rough start. Your home was comfortable, spacious, awsome location, wonderful neighbors, and with all the amenities we needed. The kitchen was stocked with all the utensils needed to cook many homemade meals and large enough to do so with more than one cook in the kitchen at a time:) The gas grill was gassed up and ready to go and was so nice to compliment our dining experience in the keys:) I can't say enough nice things about your home and our stay there. We would like to stay there again next summer, but this time for a month. What is your monthly rate in July, August, or even September (I home school my three boys)? Thank you again for sharing your home with us. We really enjoyed our stay and intend to return. Finally we found a place we want to go each summer we go to the keys! Sincerely, S. Nendze
- Guest S. Nendze
- Date of stay 08/14/08
- Review Submitted 08/14/08
Guest comment entered by owner
Dear Ed and Lois:Thank you for your timely return of the security deposit on the rental of your home in Cudjoe Key. It was only one indication of the generally businesslike and efficient manner with which you handled this rental. Jo Ann and I have rented homes and/or apartments both in the United States and in Europe. It’s always an exciting and somewhat unpredictable venture. Right from the beginning your dealings with us were helpful and reassuring. This knowledgeable approach to long distance rental continued without interruption through the conclusion of our rental and the return of the security deposit. We are, shall I say, knowledgeably grateful.Your neighbor was very generous with his information and thoughts on various matters, Fort Jefferson, diving possibilities, best way to approach Looe Key, common sense kinds of issues that are necessary at the beginning of a venture in a new area. He was very helpful and proved to be a very pleasant neighbor. We read all of your information, both mailed to me originally and also in notebook form at the house itself with great interest. It produced a number of experiences which made our visit there memorable. Among them the trip to the Dry Tortugas, the Conch Train and especially two meals at the Square Grouper stand out in my mind.My family and I have been in the Keys five times since the late 80’s. Shangri-La, is the best rental that we have had there from many number of different standpoints, structure, furnishings, location, the list goes on and on. Suffice to say that we were and are very appreciative both of your handling of this rental and of Shangri-La itself.Thank you for the opportunity to spend our vacation in a home in which you have clearly invested a great deal of time and effort both in creation and in maintenance.With best wishes, speaking for our party of four, I am,R. Harfst
- Guest R. Harfst
- Date of stay 04/21/08
- Review Submitted 04/21/08
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28 night min stay
Additional Fees and Taxes:
Cleaning fee $125
Monroe County Tax 12.5%
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Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: Enjoying good times in Paradise!
Why the Owner Chose Cudjoe Key:
My husband discovered this little Key called 'Cudjoe' when he was invited to help a friend move from NJ in 1984. He fell in love with the crystal clear Caribbean water and the warm year round climate. We knew this was the place we wanted to build our retirement home. Close enough to the excitement of Key West and only minutes to some of the best fishing spots around. This is the second home we've built and owned in Cudjoe and are looking forward to retiring in the Keys very soon!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Sipping coffee or a Margarita on the enclosed lanai.....dining out at a favorite restaurant, only minutes away....quick & easy access to the reef and fishing spots....enjoying a sunset out on the bay. This is 'Paradise'
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Side deck for sunning & a screened porch for entertaining overlooking canal
Canal view from screened porch (only 1 canal in from the open water) Relax....
Master bedroom with king size bed and adjoining full bath.
Fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar & stools for quick snacks
Enclosed lanai for dining, entertaining or just relaxing.........:)
Canal is only minutes to the open water for some of the best fishing....
End your day watching the beautiful sunset on Cudjoe Bay~PARADISE!
Open living room w/sliders to deck on canal side (new cushion covers not shown)
Open Dining Room & Living Room furnished in classic Keys style
Bedroom #2 with Queen size bed
One of the two docks waiting for your boat!
A great catch from one of our guests!
BBQ , relax & get a tan on the upper deck overlooking canal.....bring suncreen!
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