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Indoor/Outdoor Living with Spectacular Sunset Views! April 2015 Now Available

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  • Minimum stay:8-30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Ramrod Key cottage description

Crowded beaches, urban sprawl, traffic jams, and long lines in make-believe magic kingdoms…not the Florida vacation you were thinking of? There is still a place where the unspoiled natural beauty remains as it was 50 years ago. Where the pace is still island time and the natives are very friendly.

One Particular Harbour is located on the Atlantic side of Ramrod Key at mile marker 27.5 on the edge of the Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary and in the middle of the Great Heron Refuge. A wide screen enclosed porch surrounds the main living area on three sides. In the backyard, the porch faces our private dock on a free flowing canal with direct access to the ocean. The front porch has an uninterrupted sunset view overlooking a shallow water bay and natural mangrove wetlands with Niles Channel and Summerland Key off in the distance. And the adjacent vacant lot to the south is completely landscaped with coconut palms and natural plants which provide a level of privacy that makes you feels like you are in your own secluded tropical sanctuary. But what really makes this house so special is the indoor outdoor living. Open all the french doors surrounding the living room and enjoy the cool breezes and spectacular sunset views.

After a restful first night in paradise, rise early, and step through the French doors from your bedroom onto the screen enclosed porch. If you’re lucky, catch a glimpse of wading birds like, scarlet ibis, rosette spoonbills, and blue and white herons feeding in the shallow salt pond right outside your doorstep. You might even spot one of the tiny key deer, as they forage for their morning meal. Sit back and relax as you enjoy a fresh brewed coffee and the cool morning breeze. You’re on island time and there’s nothing more important to do than enjoy the beauty of nature as it unfolds before you, letting the stresses from the real world melt away.

Embrace the new day by riding our bicycles up to Five Brothers Market for some authentic Cuban coffee and a fresh baked Cuban pastry. After the refreshing bike ride you find yourself energized and starting to get hungry. You decide to join the locals over at the Big Pine Coffee Shop, just a short five-minute drive away. The smells of their great breakfast specials, eggs, pancakes, and bacon fill the air. You grab a seat next to a couple of locals and find out where the fish are biting. When you get back to the cottage you mosey down to the dock in the backyard just in time to see the Kokomo Cat dive boat pass by on its way out to Looe Key for the first dive of the day. All the divers give a friendly wave as the boat passes by, and it reminds you of just how welcoming this special place is.

What’s next? Do you load up the boat and head to the blue water to catch Dolphin (mahi-mahi), Kings and Sails; or maybe hit the flats in the backcountry for some Bones, Permit or Tarpon? Or should you head out to Looe Key and do some diving or snorkeling on the reef? Better yet, if it’s lobsters season, head out to just about anywhere and catch your limit of this local delicacy. Fresh Florida lobster on the grill for lunch, now that’s a real treat!!

Maybe you have something a little more adventurous in mind and a stay at One Particular Harbour includes unlimited use of two tandem kayaks. So, how about a kayaking tour through the mangrove tunnels of five-mile creek, or paddle out to Tarpon Belly Key to check out the remnants of the old shrimp farm that was once there. And for real excitement, how about an unforgettable, nighttime guided kayak tour of the backcountry, offered only during the monthly full moon. Experience the amazing bioluminescence that makes every paddle stroke a magical swirling emerald green explosion of lights in the water. And before the moon rises, see the full majesty of the Milky Way in the night sky, far away from any Earthly lights.

Then again, maybe you prefer to just take it easy. In that case grab your sunscreen, lawn chair, Buffett CDs, and take your boat or our kayaks out to Picnic Island. Located in the middle of New Found Harbor, the island is only accessible by boat and is just a few hundred yards from the mouth of our canal. With it’s sandy beach, Picnic Island is a very popular spot with locals on the weekends, but is pretty much deserted during the week.

No boat, no problem, just head over to Bahia Honda State Park, a short 10 minutes away, and see why it is consistently ranked as one of the top 10 beaches in America. Or make plans to rent a boat from the nearby Dolphin Marina on Little Torch Key. They can even arrange to have the boat delivered to the house and tied up to the dock awaiting your arrival.

Be sure and save some time during your stay to visit historic Key West. It’s just a short 23-mile drive away, through the most breathtaking, scenic section of the famous overseas highway. In Key West, take the Conch Train tour; visit Ernest Hemingway’s house, and then Mel Fisher’s Museum where they display the remarkable treasures from the Spanish Galleon the Atocha, shipwrecked in 1622.

Have your picture taken at the Southernmost Point, and then head over to famous Duval Street and do the “Duval Crawl” down to Sloppy Joe’s, Margaritaville, the Hog’s Breath Saloon, Captain Tony’s, Schooner Warf, and finally head over to Mallory dock for the nightly sunset celebration.

When you’ve had your fill of the weird, wild, and wacky, leave the tourists, noise, and congestion behind and head back to the peace and tranquility of your secluded tropical sanctuary.

Once you’ve visited Key West, you may also want to check out the restaurants and nightlife a little closer to home. Both the Tiki Bar and Boondocks are fun local hangouts, and feature good food, a full bar, and live music nightly. They are both just up at the end of our street and easy walking distance from the house. The famous No Name Pub is on Big Pine Key, along with several other good restaurants. Mangrove Mamma’s and The Square Grouper are on Cudjo, and for a five star dining experience you can make reservations for a private ferry to take you out to the exclusive Little Palm Island Resort to eat at their award-winning restaurant.

There is something for everyone at One Particular Harbour, so what are you waiting for? You don’t have to leave the Country to find your own tropical paradise. Start planning your own good times, down in the Caribbean sunshine, so far away from the everyday, contact us today!


Keywords: Waterfront, Canal, Sunset View, Key West Style, Conch Cottage

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 4-7

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Kitchen
          • Ice Maker

          Amenities

          • Covered Parking
          • Air Conditioning
          • Linens Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • 2 Bicycles provided to enjoy exploring the neighborhood or riding up to Boondock, Tiki Bar, 5 Brothers, or other nearby attractions. 2 Tandem Kayaks provided for birding, fishing, and exploring nearby mangrove tunnels, shallow flats, or visiting Picnic Island....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player

              Communications

              • Broadband Access
              • Wireless Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio
              • Lanai / Gazebo
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Balcony

              Location & View

              • Ocean View
              • Waterfront

              Activities

              • Restaurants
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Fishing
              • Cycling
              • Sailing
              • Swimming
              • Snorkeling
              • Jet Skiing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Bird Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Miniature Golf
              • Sight Seeing
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Kayaking
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              July-August
              Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2014
              30 night min stay

              $3,000
              Sept - Dec
              Sep 1 - Dec 19, 2014
              8 night min stay
              $150
              $3,000
              Christmas/New Years
              Dec 20 - Dec 31, 2014
              8 night min stay
              $200
              January - April
              Jan 1 - Apr 30, 2015
              28 night min stay

              $3,000
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Cleaning Fee $100
              • Pet Fee $100
              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
              • Tax Rate 12.5%

              Notes:

              Monroe County limits vacation rentals to a minimum of 28 days, however,

              owner may accept shorter rental periods during May-June and Sept-Dec if available*

              *When available, minimum rental period is 8 days for $1,200 ($150/night)

              **During week of Christmas/New Year, 8 day minimum is $1,600 ($200/night)


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              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1991

              About the owner: I grew up in the Miami area and moved to New Orleans after graduating college. After 18 years I returned to living Floridays and settled in Sarasota on the Southwest Coast of Florida. A lifetime fan of Jimmy Buffett, I was inspired to buy my own piece of paradise in the unspoiled Lower Keys where I designed and built my own 'One Particular Harbour'. Since then, I have enjoyed sharing this special vacation home with others searching for their own tropical sanctuary.

              Why the Owner Chose Ramrod Key:
              We looked all over the Keys and on the west coast of Florida before buying this property. What really sold me on the location was the beautiful sunset views. When we build our home there were only about 6 other houses on the street and they all had cistern for drinking water. We had to extend the city waterline down 1/4 mile to our house, which eventually led to the other homes being built on the street.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
              What makes this house so special is the indoor outdoor living. Open all the french doors and enjoy the cool breezes and spectacular sunset views. The location is very private, with the main canal in back, a tropically landscaped lot to the South, and beautiful shallow water bay to the west. You will feel like you are in a secluded tropical sanctuary.


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              • One Particular Harbour

                One Particular Harbour

              • Sunset View from Front Porch and Main Living Room

                Sunset View from Front Porch and Main Living Room

              • Dining Room and fully equipped kitchen

                Dining Room and fully equipped kitchen

              • Master Bedroom with Ensuite Bath and French Doors Opening to Screened Porch

                Master Bedroom with Ensuite Bath and French Doors Opening to Screened Porch

              • Downstairs deck and cabana/bonus room is a tropical sanctuary

                Downstairs deck and cabana/bonus room is a tropical sanctuary

              • The cabana aslo has a fish freezer for all you fresh fillets and lobsters

                The cabana aslo has a fish freezer for all you fresh fillets and lobsters

              • The outside shower is right off the cabana and very convenient to the boat dock.

                The outside shower is right off the cabana and very convenient to the boat dock.

              • Free use of bicycles and 2 tandom Kayaks included

                Free use of bicycles and 2 tandom Kayaks included

              • Spectacular views from screened front porch of beautiful wildlife refuge

                Spectacular views from screened front porch of beautiful wildlife refuge

              • Indoor outdoor living- 7 sets of french doors open to wrap-around screened porch

                Indoor outdoor living- 7 sets of french doors open to wrap-around screened porch

              • screened outdoor dining area with gas grill overlooking main canal

                screened outdoor dining area with gas grill overlooking main canal

              • 2nd Bedroom with French Doors Opening to Screened Porch

                2nd Bedroom with French Doors Opening to Screened Porch

              • The cabana is a perfect spot for a game of dominoes and watching the boats go by

                The cabana is a perfect spot for a game of dominoes and watching the boats go by

              • One of the most popular guest rated features is our outdoor shower.

                One of the most popular guest rated features is our outdoor shower.

              • Private Dock on Main Free Flowing Canal with Direct Access to Ocean. No Bridges.

                Private Dock on Main Free Flowing Canal with Direct Access to Ocean. No Bridges.

              • One Particular Harbour

                One Particular Harbour

              VRBO #309027

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              This listing was first published here in 2010.

              Date last modified - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

              $100 - $200 per night (USD)
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              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 7

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              Minimum stay: 8-30 nights
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