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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

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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

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • 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

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2

    ...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s)

    ...moreless

  • 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

Entertainment

  • 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

Theme

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

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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • 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:

    Carport...moreless

  • 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

Kitchen

  • 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

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    screened porch with comfortable seating...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season Next Year
Dec 1 - Aug 31, 2015
28 night min stay

$4,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

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

Notes:

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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Location

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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Photos

  • 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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  • Sleeps
    6
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
    House
  • Reviews
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Owner
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Calendar last updated: 11/30/2014
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