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Luxury! New 2500 Sq Ft Home with a Great Room, 2 Big Bedrooms, Private Dock

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The view from the end of our canal. Our house is left, beyond the white boat.

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Last updated: 04/12/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Welcome to our beautiful 2500 square foot home with its 21 windows, 9 foot ceilings and soaring 20 foot foyer entryway, making this one of the lightest, most airy, and spacious vacation homes in the Keys! Newly built in 2011, there are no dark corners or tiny bedrooms here. We feature Berber carpeting and Spanish tile throughout the house, with new model appliances and air conditioners (one on each floor with separate thermostats.)

We also provide Basic Cable TV and complimentary Wi-fi (cable --very fast!) The TV channels are quite limited on basic cable but most people aren't here to watch TV and if you have Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, CBS.com, Sling, etc. -- or just want to watch the free NBC.com or PBS.com shows via the Internet -- you'll get them at the highest speeds.

PLEASE READ BELOW... WE DO OUR BEST TO ANSWER ALL YOUR QUESTIONS!

What’s it Like Upstairs?

We have purposely configured our home with only 2 available bedrooms. The master bedroom is 24 feet x 14 feet with 4 windows facing our dock and canal. The master bath is 12 feet x 13 feet and features a whirlpool tub and a double vanity. There is an open study/work area next to the master and, down the hall, the 13 1/2 foot by 13 1/2 foot guest bedroom with a 13 ½ foot by 5 ½ foot walk-in closet for ample storage. There is a second full bath and shower contiguous to the guest bedroom. Both baths feature granite counter-tops.

We have chosen to keep that third bedroom 'open' with an archway. We also chose to keep the downstairs study, which a future buyer might convert to a 4th bedroom, as our Owner's Room. This is OUR HOME -- we aren't trying to fill it up with people; in fact, since we have only 2 bedrooms, we limit occupancy to 4 PEOPLE, unless we discuss other accommodations prior to your vacation.

And Downstairs?

Downstairs, the 20 foot high entryway leads to the Great Room where you will find comfy and inviting Natuzzi Italian leather living room furniture, a brand-new 32” flat screen LED TV, a separate dining area, and a fully-equipped kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances, granite counter-tops, rich cherrywood cabinets, and Spanish tile floors. Off the dining area are sliding-glass doors that open onto a peaceful back porch where you can read, listen to your iPod (we have a CD player that accepts iPods in the study, as well) or simply do as we do – pour a cool refreshing drink, watch the clouds go by, and just R-E-L-A-X…

How About The Grounds?

Our home is fully landscaped, and in a style that requires minimal maintenance. (That means no 7 a.m. wake-up calls from lawn maintenance people starting lawn mowers and blowing leaves around.)

We built the fully-equipped -- power, water and a small home-built cleaning station -- dock in July of 2011. If your boat is less than 25 feet, it will fit. If larger, give us a call and we'll work something out to spring-line our boat over to our neighbors...

Is This the Perfect Getaway House for You?

Because we chose to configure our home with only the two bedrooms available, it is perfect for us -- a couple who can enjoy the run of a nice big house most of the time, but still have a guest bedroom for family or friends on the occasions they come to visit. If that’s your situation, and you don’t want to feel cramped in your vacation paradise (or fend off 20 family members who descend on you because they've discovered you have al-l-l-l those bedrooms!) this home will be perfect for you, too!

What’s the Neighborhood Like?

Quiet. There are families that live in or have been coming to Breezeswept Beach Estates every year for 30 years or more. Our canal is less than a mile from open ocean. The Looe Key Resort, when we want some great fresh-caught fish, is a 3-minute drive or a 15-minute walk. (And the famous Looe Key Reef is about a 20-minute boat ride.) Surrounding us are all sorts of natural attractions (see our guest map below) as well as man-made ones. We are midway between Marathon and Key West, which really expands our dining and entertainment options.

WHO SHOULD NOT CONSIDER OUR HOME

If you have more than 2 couples, pets, or a big family, you won't be comfortable here. Our two bedrooms are quite spacious and airy, so 4 people will do well here, even on a rainy day. Many more than that on that occasional rainy day -- not!

We try to respond to every inquiry, but if we receive a request in the afternoon for a place to stay that night for one night (we have, during Fantasy Fest) or asking if 11 people can stay by pitching sleeping bags on the living room floor (we have, especially during Fantasy Fest!) please excuse us if our response is delayed. Or non-existent. :-)

How Can You Ensure Our Home Will Be Yours?

Once you have signed our Short-Term Rental Agreement, which can be accomplished via e-mail, you'll give us your Deposit to Hold by credit card, cashier's check or wired funds.

Keywords: Waterfront, canal front, ocean access, 2-Story, Single Family Home, Key West Style, Atlantic Side of U.S. 1, Dock, Landscaped

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We love pets, but my wife is highly allergic to animal fur and dander :+(...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Huge walk-in closet!...moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    Very large (we combined 2 bedrooms.) Yoga, workout, etc......moreless

  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) Guest bedroom

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Master Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

    Double vanity (double sinks)...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Right next to Bedroom 2...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet

    Vanity / 1/2 bath is on first floor....moreless

  • 2 1/2

Other Amenities

  • In addition to free wi-fi in our home, there is also free wi-fi at Looe Key Resort less than a mile away if you want to enjoy a tiki bar and stay connected, as well. There are two boat ramps within a couple miles. Our guest book has more information on boat rentals, dining, etc......moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    New. One on each floor with separate thermostats...moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    Comcast Infinity, wired & wireless. Very fast....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    New...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    Plenty of room for car, truck, boat trailer, whatever...moreless

  • Internet:

    Super-fast cable...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Yes, of course. This is our vacation home. We live here!...moreless

  • Living Room:

    It's a great room with a clear view of the kitchen island, dining area, and kitchen prep area -- wide open....moreless

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

    ...as well as Beach Towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    New...moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Granite counter-tops and food preparation island. New appliances throughout....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

    22 cubic foot capacity. Ice-Maker with external ice/water dispenser....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio:

    (2)...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Nicely landscaped. Enjoy the star fruit and key limes......moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Titanium paint-coated steel. Uses small cannisters available at every hardware store....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Less crowds, great weather
Apr 18 - Jun 27, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,445
Summertime & the livin is easy
Jun 28 - Aug 29, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,465
No crowds & great fishing
Aug 30 - Oct 17, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,325
Snow? What's Snow?
Oct 18 - Apr 16, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,485

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $150 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12.5%

Notes:

Rates are guaranteed once your reservation is confirmed.

WE MAINTAIN A 7-NIGHT MINIMUM

It depends. If you are renting within 30 days, we need full payment. If a year from now, we'll take a deposit. Upon booking we can discuss in detail...


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Location

26 Miles
Nearest Airport
Key West (+ Marathon Exec & Boca Chica Navy!)
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Looe Key Tiki Bar & Boondocks Restaurant
28 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Hop aboard the ferry to the Dry Tortugas!
24 Miles
Nearest Golf
Mini golf 1 mile / 18-hole golf in Key West
1 Miles
Nearest Train
No more -- but US 1 began life as the Overseas RR
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 1, the Overseas Highway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Choose from 3 -- and lots more within 2 mi!
951 Miles
Nearest Ski
Ski Cataloochee, NC :-) Why not water-ski instead?
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
There are many closer but Bahia Honda is the best!

Car: Recommended

Fishing, diving, snorkeling, dining, people-watching, sunning, visiting the eclectic and always-interesting Florida Keys. What's not to like?___________________

PS -- In addition to the above, there are trivia contests at Boondocks, dining elegantly (and expensively!) at Little Palm Island Resort, watching the dolphins, popping up to Marathon for supplies and a Lobster Reuben or other FRESH fish goodie for lunch at Keys Fisheries, and on and on and on...

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: I am a 'failed retiree.' I am retired from the corporate world as well as 36 years of active and reserve military service, Army and Air Force. The portability of our current business allows my wife and I the flexibility to split our time between our long-time Lake Tahoe home, and the fabulous Lower Keys, where we snorkel, dive, walk, bicycle and kayak. When we aren't using our home in the Keys, it's yours...

Why the Owner Chose Ramrod Key:
Just take a look at the satellite map up close and personal or look online for Florida Keys images and you'll see why Ramrod is so special. Midway between Key West and Marathon, just three miles from shopping and key deer on Big Pine Key, it is a world away from all that when it's time to just sit on the dock and watch the fish jump. (Our canal is open to the ocean so we see lots of marine life...) We specifically chose Ramrod Key because it is out of the hustle, bustle, noise and congestion of Key West or Key Largo -- but still close enough to the 'big cities' to make an easy day of it or evening out. It's the best of both worlds.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
You have most likely been looking forward to this vacation for weeks or months. Why not treat yourself to the best? We scrupulously maintain our home for our comfort and yours. If you'd like to experience what our previous guests have enjoyed and reviewed, we'd love to have you as our guest! We're a 3-minute drive or a 15-20 minute walk from the Overseas Highway and less than a mile from open ocean. We have everything we need within a 5-10 minute drive and everything we might want within 30 minutes. We are near the urban pleasures, dining and excitement of Key West and Marathon -- but can remain aloof from in our quiet Barbuda Lane if we choose. The house is light and airy so we never feel closed in -- but if we feel like taking a walk, there's little traffic and less worldly noise. I think the best beach in the Keys is Bahia Honda State Park -- just ten minutes away from our home. http://bahiahondapark.com/ Then there is the ocean and all the wonders it bequeaths to those willing to simply take a peek...


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  • The view from the end of our canal.  Our house is left, beyond the white boat.

    The view from the end of our canal. Our house is left, beyond the white boat.

  • Plenty of covered space for your car and/or boat trailer

    Plenty of covered space for your car and/or boat trailer

  • A guest's boat docked behind the house showing the spacious dock & cleaning area

    A guest's boat docked behind the house showing the spacious dock & cleaning area

  • Natuzzi Italian leather in living room.  32'  flat-screen TV & stand @ lower lef

    Natuzzi Italian leather in living room. 32' flat-screen TV & stand @ lower lef

  • Master bedroom facing east.  4 north-facing windows provide light (not hot sun!)

    Master bedroom facing east. 4 north-facing windows provide light (not hot sun!)

  • The MB jacuzzi tub and shower combination.  All Spanish tile throughout.

    The MB jacuzzi tub and shower combination. All Spanish tile throughout.

  • The Guest Bedroom at night.  Quite cozy, with a new bed with firm mattress

    The Guest Bedroom at night. Quite cozy, with a new bed with firm mattress

  • Meet your Neighbors on a snorkel or glass-bottom boat trip to the nearby reefs!

    Meet your Neighbors on a snorkel or glass-bottom boat trip to the nearby reefs!

  • Just one of the great spots for lunch, dinner or an adult beverage close by.

    Just one of the great spots for lunch, dinner or an adult beverage close by.

  • Three good reasons to come to the Lower Keys from August to March...

    Three good reasons to come to the Lower Keys from August to March...

  • NOT our house. Looking east, with our 2013 landscaping   - even more lush today!

    NOT our house. Looking east, with our 2013 landscaping - even more lush today!

  • Private porch for morning coffee or anytime dining!

    Private porch for morning coffee or anytime dining!

  • The view from our neighbor's boat of our dock & breakfast / coffee porch.

    The view from our neighbor's boat of our dock & breakfast / coffee porch.

  • View from the dining area looking in to the open-plan cook's kitchen

    View from the dining area looking in to the open-plan cook's kitchen

  • The king bed in the master bedroom, from the center of the room.  Firm mattress.

    The king bed in the master bedroom, from the center of the room. Firm mattress.

  • The master bath.  Twin sinks & mirrors for your convenience & granite countertop

    The master bath. Twin sinks & mirrors for your convenience & granite countertop

  • The guest room, taken from the entrance to the toybox/guest closet

    The guest room, taken from the entrance to the toybox/guest closet

  • One deep closet to stash now-empty suitcases or whatever else you like...

    One deep closet to stash now-empty suitcases or whatever else you like...

  • And for those who like to dive, opportunities abound!

    And for those who like to dive, opportunities abound!

  • A Day on the High Seas...

    A Day on the High Seas...

  • One great reason to come to the Lower Keys from October to April!!

    One great reason to come to the Lower Keys from October to April!!

  • A typical Keys sunset, courtesy of my trusty pocket Nikon...

    A typical Keys sunset, courtesy of my trusty pocket Nikon...

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  • Bathrooms
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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 04/12/2015
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