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White Ibis Inn - 1.6 Acre Oceanview Estate

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Last updated: 07/29/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

A private Caribbean-style accommodation with adjacent guest house, we have been renting since 2003. What we offer is as follows:
4 Bedroom Main House (sleeps 8 in beds, 2 in a sofabed)
1 Bedroom Guest House (sleeps 4 in 1 queen, 1 king bed)
Both overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, with swimming pool and playground area.

Perfect for family reunions, couples getaways, and those looking for an island escape just 15 minutes from Key West. The large property is ideal for those with kids and dogs who want a bit of space, and don't want to have to cram into a smaller accommodation when they're trying to relax. You can shoo the kids away to go play in the yard or pool and pick a place to relax yourself.

The Main House has a kitchen and laundry room. The Guest house has a kitchen. These have linens, dish and laundry detergent, and everything you need, and if you find yourself missing anything, or that we've forgotten to provide you with something, just give us a call.

In addition, the property has:
-Pool with spill-over Spa (heat is available Nov. thru Mar.)
-BBQ Grill
-Dockage provided at Cudjoe Gardens Marina
-Chaise Lounges, outdoor tables & chairs
-Lawn Swing, hammocks
-TVs with satellite/cable, DVD players, Stereo

-Basketball 1/2 court;
-Playground set with slide
-Sandbox and toys for kids;

-Note: The Main House is on stilts and the Guest House kitchen and bathroom are on the 2nd floor. Stair climbing is required.

Architecturally Designed:
The Caribbean style Main House, and the Guest house and surrounding 6’ high white fence of your 'Key West Accommodation' are unique in the Keys because of their custom hand-built wood/concrete fortified construction. The Guest House was built with a hurricane-resistant solid concrete roof and heavy hand-built shutters. They were built in the late 80's to early 90's and withstood Hurricane George with barely any damage.

You can enjoy the picturesque homes while relaxing in the Florida room porch and enjoying the Atlantic breeze.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 2700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Head renter must be 30 years or over unless a parent co-signs, the group is multi-generational or business related....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Sandbox, tetherball, basketball, scooters, cornhole game, patio swing, hammock...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking permitted outside...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Small pets okay. Pet fee may be required, depending on group size, etc....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Netflix connected....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    (4) 2 TVs have satellite. 2 small TVs in bedrooms have DVD players built-in....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    20 minutes drive from downtown Key West, in a quiet, safe neighborhood on Cudjoe Key....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Porch has dining table for 8 plus wicker chair sets for 4. Indoor dining area seats 6. Downstairs has many tables and chairs that can be configured to your needs....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    For 2 vehicles under the Main House. 2-3 more vehicles can park in front....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils


  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    Hammocks, chaise lounges, tables and chairs are under the shade of the Main House and by the pool....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Heat available November through March....moreless

  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 5
from 3 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 14 - Oct 28, 2015
4 night min stay
$425 $450
Fri, Sat
Nov 21 - Nov 28, 2015
7 night min stay
Fri, Sat
Nov 29 - Dec 18, 2015
4 night min stay
$425 $450
Fri, Sat
Christmas/New Year's
Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2016
7 night min stay
Fri, Sat
My Standard Rate
6 night min stay
$588 $630
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $50
  • Cleaning Fee $300
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $800
  • Tax Rate 12.5%


* Minimum is 6 nights.

* Small pets okay...pls ask for rate.

* Shorter stays ok if late booking (ie. nights are open 30 days prior to arrival).

Available Discounts:

~ Seniors - 5% off, or

~ Small Group or No Dockage discount - 5% if it's low season and/or a last minute booking.

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Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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Last updated: 07/29/2015
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16 Miles
Nearest Airport
Key West airport
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Mangrove Mama's and The Square Grouper
18 Miles
Nearest Beach
Key West beaches, Bahia Honda State Park (MM 37)

Car: Necessary

Other restaurants nearby going towards Big Pine Key: Missy 'N Joe's Deli, Evie's Subs, Five Brothers, Boondocks Grille & Drafthouse, and lots more in Big Pine. Along the way to Key West: Kaya's Island Eats, Baby's Coffee, Chico's Cantina and more.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: My name is Kazi Ahmed. First moved from Canada in '96 with my family to work as an artist on Duval Street. Our apartment became too crowded for our growing family, so we bought this unique property. We lived here for three years, then decided the property was too big to manage with three small children while working on an art & crafts invention. So we moved back to Canada and rented out the property starting around 2002. Six years later, we were able to move to the Fort Lauderdale area and now often come down to Cudjoe Key to work on the property. My youngest daughter is the clown and seen in some of our photos. We have very nice people taking care of things in Cudjoe as well, from the caretaker to the cleaning staff that do a great job and make sure our renters are happy. I like to make sure each guest is comfortable with our location and service, and is able to just relax and have fun when they arrive. So if you have any questions, feel free to ask.

Why the Owner Chose Cudjoe Key:
We bought this amazing place soon after Hurricane George. It sustained very little damage from the hurricane because everything was solidly built, with the guest house made to withstand Category 5 force winds. The builder/owner's wallet, however, was not built as strongly, and after completing the house he was forced to sell it, and did so to us. It has a great view from the balconies and porches that are on all sides of the houses. Flowering bushes and coconut trees line the long, curving driveway and border the lawn. (If you have a large knife/machete feel free to crack open any coconuts you find.) It feels like you are entering another (is)land, separated from reality by the large white fence, and is the ideal vacation place to escape to. As a vacation rental, it feels less commercial than a hotel and is grander than most other rentals- the pictures show what you get.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The property is largely isolated from outside noise and hustle-bustle, and the whole property encompasses that 'get-away' vacation feeling people want when they come down to relax. The sun, sea breeze, flowers and sounds of nature result in a very relaxing atmosphere, with the big white fence to keep any large and unwanted intruders out. Whenever we go down, we're sorely tempted to just lie down and take a nap, instead of getting anything done, and when we go back home we're red from slapping ourselves awake. Just kidding. There's a swinging hammock just for that purpose, though (the naps, not the slapping), and what initially made me really happy with the property was that we don't have water access, so I never had to worry about my children falling into the ocean. Most people aren't as pleased with that, though, for some reason, but there are a host of gorgeous beaches to choose from up and down the Keys to fulfill all your surfing, swimming and suntanning needs.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Main and Guest houses with pool

    Main and Guest houses with pool

  • Main House master bedroom on 3rd floor

    Main House master bedroom on 3rd floor

  • Master Bathroom

    Master Bathroom

  • Main House kitchen
2nd floor

    Main House kitchen 2nd floor

  • Newly revarnished floor in the dining room and living room.

    Newly revarnished floor in the dining room and living room.

  • Newly painted bedroom in Main House with queen bed

    Newly painted bedroom in Main House with queen bed

  • Main House 2nd floor bedroom

    Main House 2nd floor bedroom

  • King bed in Guest House.

    King bed in Guest House.

  • Guest House queen bed

    Guest House queen bed

  • Grassy area

    Grassy area

  • Just inside the main gate.

    Just inside the main gate.

  • Pool and ocean view

    Pool and ocean view

  • Main House master bedroom on 3rd floor

    Main House master bedroom on 3rd floor

  • Main House 3rd floor bedroom

    Main House 3rd floor bedroom

  • Main House porch

    Main House porch

  • Newly painted bedroom in Main House with queen bed and new bedspread.

    Newly painted bedroom in Main House with queen bed and new bedspread.

  • This bathroom has 2 little doors that open onto porches.

    This bathroom has 2 little doors that open onto porches.

  • Hammocks and seating under the Main house.

    Hammocks and seating under the Main house.

  • Guest House kitchen
2nd floor

    Guest House kitchen 2nd floor

  • Welcome!


  • Front gate at dusk.

    Front gate at dusk.

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White Ibis Inn - 1.6 Acre Oceanview Estate

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