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Your Gift from the Sea- Open Water Vacation Paradise on Canal

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Welcome to A Gift from the Sea - Big Pine Key


Last updated: 11/30/2014
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  • Minimum stay:28 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Big Pine Key house description

Open Water Views!

Escape the stress and cares of your daily life. A Gift from the Sea is a charming, ground level 2/2 designed to be calming and comfortable. Twelve hundred square feet of relaxation with central heat and air. It’s located on a boater-friendly, deep-water canal in Pine Channel Estates three lots from open water. Sleeps six.

Location is everything. On Big Pine Key you’re minutes from top-ten beaches and dive spots.

We raised our children on BPK and the opportunity to play outside is limitless. Chasing lizards, snorkeling the canal, cooking on the grill as a family and having a fresh picked coconut are the stuff memories are made.

Less than a minute from a soothing swim in the canal. Minutes from the open water, island restaurants, groceries, and reeling in the catch of the day. Only twenty-nine miles from the hustle and bustle of Key West.

The accommodations are soothing and comfortable. Three televisions, cable, high-speed Internet, Wi-Fi and lots of places to relax to help you unwind. The Master bedroom has a king-size bed and guest bedroom has a queen size. There’s a hide-a-bed in the living room. A Gift from the Sea has all the amenities you should expect.

Pine Channel excites your senses. Throughout your day you will hear the calls of ospreys and see frigate birds soaring. At dawn and dusk you’ll see shy Key deer exploring the neighborhood.

On Big Pine you’ll have a great awareness of natural wonders. You’ll see the phases of the moon like you’ve never seen, beautiful views of the crystal-clear water in every different light. A perfect little rain storm coming across the water, the light show that is the Milky Way and every evening a sunset that’s new and different.

Mornings on the screened porch with coffee conleche and the local newspaper (AKA the mullet wrapper) are perfection.

During your day you have a premier neighborhood for boating, fishing, diving, and exploring the backcountry. And at the end of your day you have a comfortable soothing place to rest your eyes, enjoy a frozen concoction, and dream about tomorrow. All you need to bring is a book mark, bathing suit and fishing pole.

Our guests say it best:
'Perfect location, felt right at home.'
'Spacious, clean and well maintained.'
'Home is well equipped and great for boating.'
'Planning our vacation with Lynne and Alan was easy.'
'Days as busy as you want them to be.'
'Relaxing atmosphere. Just staying home is fun.'
'Loved the carport and ground level home.'
'Like a perfect little gem.'

Welcome to A Gift from the Sea!

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Events Allowed
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                To rent you must be 25 or older...moreless

              • Children Welcome
              • Limited Accessibility
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

              • Bedroom 1


              • Bedroom 2


              • Convertible bed(s)


              • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) portacrib with sheets provided, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) In the living room ...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • coffee maker and coffee grinder, blender, toaster, lobster pot, crock pot, indoor griddle for family breakfasts, hair dryer, iron/board, library, board games, walkway directly to water, fish cleaning station with water, outdoor shower, beach towels, small cooler, activities guide, ceiling fans, central heat and air conditioning...moreless


                  • Books:

                    Lots and lots - local, fiction and non-fiction...moreless

                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Game Room:

                    For rainy days we have a nice selection of board games...moreless

                  • Music Library:

                    A few CD's to get our guests in the Keys mood...moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    (3) Two flat screen televisions with DVD players...moreless


                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions


                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Shopping
                  • Shuffleboard
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Ocean View:

                    Enjoy beautiful sunsets overlooking Pine Channel...moreless

                  • Waterfront:

                    On a deep water canal that's great for boating and swimming (with swim ladder). 75 foot protected seawall with cleats. Straight path to Pine Channel. Fish cleaning station newly installed....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Paragliding
                  • Parasailing
                  • Racquetball
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing


                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people


                  • Air Conditioning:

                    2010 new central heat and air conditioner installed...moreless

                  • Broadband Access:

                    Excellent wifi access...moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    onsite in utility room...moreless

                  • Covered Parking:


                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    Central heat available but rarely needed...moreless

                  • Internet:

                    Wifi ...moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    plenty of full sets of sheets, blankets, towels and beach towels for your comfort and convenience...moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Nice open living, dining and kitchen space...moreless

                  • Parking:

                    Carport available ...moreless

                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                    available on the lot...moreless

                  • Telephone
                  • Towels Provided:

                    Regular and Beach towels...moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    onsite in utility room...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet


                  • Coffee Maker:

                    We have a new coffee maker (and a spare in the closet)...moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    crock pot, electric teflon skillet , blender, coffee pot, coffee grinder, toaster, A full kitchen of all the dishes, utencils, and pots for preparing full meals...moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Well equipped kitchen...moreless

                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen:

                    Newly remodeled and well equipped. Open plan allows interaction with family and friends while cooking....moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Pantry Items:

                    We keep bags and aluminum foil for our guests....moreless

                  • Refrigerator


                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    screened porch with comfortable seating...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa


                  Write a review 4
                  from 2 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  High Season Next Year
                  Dec 1 - Aug 31, 2015
                  28 night min stay

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

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Cleaning Fee $125
                  • Tax Rate 12.5%


                  We are flexible on start and end days, where possible, so you may take advantage of cheaper midweek flights.

                  We collect your deposit and split the balance into two payments - one to be paid 60 days before and the second - 30 days before your arrival

                  Total must be paid 30 days before rental - Unless you book close to your arrival and then we should discuss the arrangements.

                  We are pleased to accept a number of payment forms including Visa/ Master Card, Discover, and American Ex. and personal checks.

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                  Last updated: 11/30/2014
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                  30 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Key West International
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  big Pine Key
                  30 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Key West
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Big Pine Coffee Shop
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Bahia Honda

                  Car: Necessary


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2008

                  About the owner: Lynne and I met in high school in Panama City Florida. We have been married 40 years and they said it would never last. We have two grown children and two grand children. We live in Ocala, Florida but our hearts remain in the Keys. Alan is a retired small-animal veterinarian and writes Gator Crossing Mysteries (Woo Burgers in Paradise and Buskers on the Half Shell under the pen name - Theophilous Thorne-Bush). Lynne has worked in the hospitality industry and enjoys helping people plan and enjoy their Florida vacations. We share a love for travel but few places compare to the Florida Keys.

                  Why the Owner Chose Big Pine Key:
                  Lynne and I lived in the Florida Keys for almost 25 years. We raised our two children in Pine Channel Estates on Big Pine Key. We spent a lot of time researching neighborhoods in the Keys. It's a premier boating neighborhood with a nice mix of people. It is convenient to US Highway One. It's near the open water and the canals are deep and clean.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  The environment in the Keys is bright with lots of sunshine. We lived in the Keys long enough to know that you want to return home to a soothing comforting spot with just the right colors and feel. From the homemade curtains to laying on the seawall and counting shooting stars - A Gift from the Sea is all that and more.

                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                  Guestbook comments from the owner

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                  • Welcome to A Gift from the Sea - Big Pine Key

                    Welcome to A Gift from the Sea - Big Pine Key

                  • Comfortable and Calming After a Day on the Water

                    Comfortable and Calming After a Day on the Water

                  • Kitchen: Newly Renovated and Well Equipped

                    Kitchen: Newly Renovated and Well Equipped

                  • Guest Bedroom - Queen Size Bed and Walk-in Closet

                    Guest Bedroom - Queen Size Bed and Walk-in Closet

                  • Deep Water Swimming and Boating with 75 Foot Seawall

                    Deep Water Swimming and Boating with 75 Foot Seawall

                  • Free Public Boat Launch Minutes Away

                    Free Public Boat Launch Minutes Away

                  • John Frye's Grouper

                    John Frye's Grouper

                  • October Sunset from Our Front Porch

                    October Sunset from Our Front Porch

                  • Bahia Honda State Park - Voted Top Ten Beach

                    Bahia Honda State Park - Voted Top Ten Beach

                  • Master Suite - King Bed and Walk-in Closet

                    Master Suite - King Bed and Walk-in Closet

                  • Enjoy Coffee or a Cocktail in the Sea Air

                    Enjoy Coffee or a Cocktail in the Sea Air

                  • Screened Porch overlooking deep-water canal

                    Screened Porch overlooking deep-water canal

                  • Covered Parking

                    Covered Parking

                  • Alan and Grandson - Fun with Pumpkins

                    Alan and Grandson - Fun with Pumpkins

                  VRBO #330741

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                  This listing was first published here in 2008.

                  Date last modified - Friday, December 19, 2014

                  $4,000 per month (USD)

                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 11/30/14
                  Minimum stay: 28 nights
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                  Member since: 2008
                  Speaks: english
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