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Beautiful 2/2 Waterfront Designer Home for Your Family Getaway

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Front garden featuring lush tropical foliage.

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  • Minimum stay:7-28 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
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Property description

Enjoy the best that the keys has to offer in this custom built designer home that has everything to make your vacation a great and unique experience. This 2/2 sleeps 4-6 and has a refined tropical finish with serene views of palm trees and water. The only problem is that you won't want to leave!

Nestled at the end of a quiet street at mile marker 28, this home has complete serenity, surrounded by tropical views of crystal clear water. The home boasts a huge kitchen stocked with the finest appliances and utensils that would satisfy any gourmet chef. The home's luxurious finish and open floor plan is complemented with the most beautiful and comfortable tropical furnishings. You breath will be taken away by the details!

The spacious, tropically furnished master bedroom opens up to a 500 square foot screened in balcony and also has its own bathroom with shower views of the palm trees and water. The second bedroom shares its full bathroom with the rest of the home. Both bedrooms are very quiet and have lots of natural light and very comfortable queen size beds. If you need another bed, there’s a full size convertible couch in the living room, and it has a very comfortable mattress, so you’ll be sure to get a great night’s sleep!

The dock can accommodate most any size boat, and comes complete with fish cleaning table. Cool off from a day of fishing with a dip in the crystal clear water. The canal gently flows and is perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking. A refreshing rinse in the outdoor shower will prepare you for relaxing under the coconut palms in the hammock with a tropical drink from the upstairs bar. Watch as the kids reel in mangrove snappers from the dock (the canal is full of them!) Don’t have a boat? No problem. Rentals and charter boats are nearby for fishing, diving, or sightseeing! For the boaters, a full service marina including boat ramp, fuel and marine repair is conveniently located within the community.

An oversized JennAir Grille is located on the downstairs patio. It can cook enough for an army with five burners, an infra-red searing section, and a great side burner for blackening your catch. It comes complete with all utensils, porcelain grille pans for smaller items such as veggies and shrimp, and cast iron skillets for blackening to perfection. Eat your catch on the screened in balcony on the second floor watching as the water flows by the coconut palm trees.

Key West is nearby with only 25 minutes of scenic driving in between. Visit Key West for its world renowned shopping and dining. We’ll give you our treasure map of the locals’ favorite spots, and check out our Captain's Log for discounts. Be sure to visit the Southernmost Point in the US and then take part in the sunset celebration at Mallory Square. There you will find fire-breathing street performers, an acrobatic show with trained cats, and a very unique one-man-band. In Key West, you can also visit many historical sites and museums, enjoy unique artwork from the numerous local artists and embark on a sunset cruise on a large schooner sailboat.

If you like beaches, then you will love Bahia Honda State Park. The beaches are some of the top rated in the US, and it is only minutes away to the North! Also in the area is the Key Deer National Wildlife Preserve where you can see this endangered species roaming around.

The Little Torch area offers peaceful serenity like nowhere else in the Keys, but has every modern convenience including hardware stores, tackle shops, a major supermarket, and lots of great, often hidden restaurants and bars. You will love exploring the area. You can also celebrate a special occasion by taking a walk to the ferry boat to transport you and your family to a luxurious dining experience at the Five Star resort on Little Palm Island.

If you dive or fish, then you have got to stay in Little Torch. Looe Key (a reef directly offshore of our home) is a Federally protected marine sanctuary with dive sites rated as the best in the continental US. It is simply breathtaking! You will be amazed. For the spearfishermen, we have some great locations for you to visit. There are lots of Grouper, Mutton Snapper, Hogfish, etc, and the lobster abound! As for the fishing, the offshore pelagic species feed aggressively in the currents as the Gulf of Mexico pours into the Atlantic Ocean. There is good daytime Swordfishing on the drop-off. The Dolphin (Mahi-Mahi not flipper) fishing is second to none, and there are plenty of Wahoo, Tuna, and Marlin. The reef fishing is awesome, and there is a lot to explore in the back country, too.

When you drive through the lower keys, you feel the pace of life slow down. Every minute reveals a new breathtaking view as the Gulf of Mexico collides with the Atlantic Ocean and nature abounds over the sprawling ocean flats of the Florida Keys. Teams of Pelicans crash into the water chasing schools of baitfish, herons and cranes wade through the shallow waters, and dolphins play in the channels by the bridges. Life abounds in this paradise and every modern convenience is right around the corner. It just doesn't get any better.

This is our dream vacation home, and we use it for fishing, diving, and just plain relaxing with the family. We are willing to share this with you and your family, but only if you will take care of it as we do. If you are looking to pack the house and party loud, then this is NOT for you. This home is located in a quiet residential neighborhood. Its furnishings are very nice and not suitable for partiers (or pets). We are hoping that you and your family find the same pleasures that we do and return season after season. We will do whatever we can to make your stay comfortable, relaxing, and enjoyable!


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Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age limit is 25....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    There is no greater joy than watching your kids play with all the keys has to offer. It truly is a great family getaway. We enjoy bringing our children, and we hope that you have the same great experience. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Absolutely NO smoking in the house. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    NO Pets. We keep the home in tip top shape. You will appreciate the attention to detail. Please do your best to keep it in great shape. ...moreless

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

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Dock for your boat, and fish cleaning station.

Entertainment

  • DVD Player

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Water View:

    You will love the feeling of being surrounded by crystal clear keys water. You know you are in a tropical paradise as you slow down and soak it in. ...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    The canals on little torch are special for the lower keys because they are engineered as 'flow though canals' This means that they are opened on both ends so water does not stagnate and new water is constantly flowing by like a peaceful river on all tides. The water in the canal is crystal clear and is perfectly suitable for swimming, kayaking, snorkeling, etc. You will love how serene it is. There is not much boat traffic and it is very peaceful. Also, it is only about 200 yards to the main channel, and it is easy to navigate!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining room table seats 6. Bar seats 4. Outdoor dining on top balcony seats 6. Downstairs outdoor dining seats 6....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    There is central heat, but you will likely never use it!...moreless

  • Internet:

    High Speed internet available via WIFI...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Ample parking for 4+ vehicles...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    There are many local restaurants that can deliver quickly, and the food is great. ...moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee Maker and espresso machine...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Full set of Teflon Non-stick pots and pans Stainless Steel non-stick pot and pan (1 each) Corningware (stoneware) Iron skillets for blackening (outdoor grille only) Full kitchen knife set All of the Nylon, wood, stainless, and silicone utensils that you could need Mixing bowls Tupperware We love to cook and share with you the best kitchen accessories. Please use them with care. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full settings for 8. There is every type of cooking utensil you could ever want. We like to cook, and we have it all....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Custom built kitchen with all Professional Series Stainless Steel appliances. The huge kitchen comes fully stocked with everything you could possibly need and has sprawling granite counter space accenting the homes open floor plan and giving you plenty of room to prepare an epic feast. If you love to cook, you are going to LOVE this kitchen! Please note the stove heats fast and hot! Also Blackening of fish, chicken, etc is prohibited inside the house and is for cooking outdoor only. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    The home has a screened in back patio/balcony that is 500sq feet. It's big! Serene views of the palm trees and the water. Balcony opens up to Dining room/kitchen area and the master bedroom....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    2 bicycles available upon request....moreless

  • Boat:

    Dock space available for your boat....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    There is lots of room! The entire back patio is made with shell pavers....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    3 regular sit-on-top ocean kayaks....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Beautiful front garden and tropical landscaping around the home. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Huge Jenn Aire Grille with tons of accessories, Searing burner, IR back burner, etc....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Some water sports gear available upon request....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Beautiful 7 person hot tub overlooking the water and palm trees with Salt System (NO Chlorine smell!!!)...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer cont'd
Aug 20 - Sep 2, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,400

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $200 Nightly

Fall
Sep 3 - Nov 24, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,225 $3,750

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $175 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $125 Nightly

Thanksgiving Special
Nov 25 - Dec 2, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,750

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $250 Nightly

December
Dec 3 - Dec 16, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,400 $4,200

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $200 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $140 Nightly

Christmas Special
Dec 17 - Dec 31, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,750

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $250 Nightly

Winter Season
Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2016
28 night min stay

$4,500

Discounts: 28 nights or more: $150 Nightly

Spring/Summer
Apr 1 - Jun 29, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,400 $4,000

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $200 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $133 Nightly

Fourth of July
Jun 30 - Jul 6, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,750

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $250 Nightly

Summer cont'd
Jul 7 - Jul 20, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,400

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $200 Nightly

Lobster Mini Season
Jul 21 - Aug 3, 2016
7 night min stay
$325
Opening of Lobster Season
Aug 4 - Aug 17, 2016
7 night min stay
$300
Summer cont'd
Aug 18 - Aug 31, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,400

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $200 Nightly

Fall
Sep 1 - Nov 22, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,225 $3,750

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $175 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $125 Nightly

Thanksgiving Special
Nov 23 - Nov 30, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,750

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $250 Nightly

December
Dec 1 - Dec 21, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,400 $4,200

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $200 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $140 Nightly

Christmas Special
Dec 22 - Dec 31, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,100

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $300 Nightly

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,400

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $200 Nightly

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

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $150 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 12.5%

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Location

  • National Key Deer National Wildlife Refuge

    "Enjoy hiking and biking through the Watson Nature Trails and The Blue Hole. www.fws.gov/nati..."

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  • Theater of the Sea

    "An educational and entertaining marine animal park where performances are up close and perso..."

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  • Big Pine Kayak Adventures Inc

    "Guided Kayak Tours through the scenic and serene back-country. www.keyskayaktours.com"

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  • Dolphin Research Center

    "Dolphin Research Center offers several exciting presentations demonstrating the dolp..."

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  • The Turtle Hospital

    "2396 Overseas Highway; Marathon, Fl 33050. A guided educational tour of the hospital facili..."

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  • Underseas Inc

    "30678 Overseas Highway; Big Pine Key 33043 305-872-2700 www.underseasinc.com "

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  • Looe Key Reef Resort & Dive Center

    "305-872-2215; www.scubadivingramrodkey.wordpr"

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  • Boondocks Grille & Draft House

    "Enjoy a game of Mini Golf, then have lunch or dinner. 305-872-4094 www.boondocksus...."

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  • Winn-Dixie

  • Walgreens Store Big Pine Key

    "AND Liquor Store, Best prices on Liquors"

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  • Dolphin Marina & Cottages

    "Marine Fuel / Bait / Tackle / Boat Ramp 305-872-2685 www.dolphinmarina.net "

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  • Key's Fisheries

    "Best sunset dinner on Gulf with freshest seafood, and best price on stone crab claws. Where ..."

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  • No Name Pub

    "Best Pizza and most unique restaurant and pub. 305-872-9115 www.nonamepub.com"

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  • Square Grouper Bar & Grill

    "A little pricey, but worth it! 305-745-8880"

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  • HogFish Bar & Grille

    "My favorite restaurant. Great food! Freshest seafood. Not the easiest place to find. Use you..."

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  • Little Palm Island Resort & Spa

    "Nice Ferry Ride to Famous Little Palm Island. Expensive! Can do just a lunch and return on F..."

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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Key West
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Many to choose from within 1 mile
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
Key West
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Many to choose from within 1 mile
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
Bahia Honda

Car: Recommended

This beautiful vacation home is our personal getaway that we are able to share with you.

The home is located just inshore of the best dive site in the continental US, Looe Key Reef!

The area offers some of the best diving and fishing in the US! The channels are wide and easy to navigate. There are great fishing guides and dive boats just minutes away.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: The home is owned by a few great friends: a pharmacist, a banker, and a high-end home builder, and a general contractor who all share a love and passion for the ocean and enjoy the keys lifestyle. We all enjoy bringing our families down for vacationing. We love to fish, dive, and cook our catch!

Why the Owner Chose Little Torch Key:
We have been coming to the keys for years for fishing, diving and just plain relaxing. We have stayed on most every island, but It was this area that we truly fell in love with. It is only in this stretch of the keys that you can have the best of everything. You find yourself surrounded by complete serenity and the most breathtaking views, and you still have every modern amenity and convenience at your fingertips. The area is removed from the hustle and bustle of the touristy areas, but you are only 20 minutes from Key West. You can reeeeally get the feel of island life without having fast food restaurants or high rise hotels in the nearby area (except Key West). The fishing and diving off of the Little Torch area is the absolute best in the keys. There are several protected marine sanctuaries renowned to have the most pristine and beautiful reefs in the continental US. Offshore, the pelagic species feed aggressively as the Gulf of Mexico pours into the Atlantic. When we found this house, we had to have it....it is awesome!. We knew we found our paradise.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Serenity - The home is located in a non-touristy area, at the end of a quiet residential street that has virtually no traffic. It's relaxing! Convenience - Everything is at your fingertips. There are great restaurants and bars nearby, many that deliver. There are marinas, supermarkets, etc. And you're close to Key West without having to live in the madness. For boaters, we are conveniently located on the ocean side of US1, and it is just a 2 minute drive to open water. We have a flow through canal - This is important and little known. Unlike most of the keys canals, ours was engineered with openings at both ends so that the water can freely flow through on both tides, always being replaced by new water. This is important because our water does not stagnate and is perfectly suitable for swimming and snorkeling. Personal connections / discounts - We will give to you our favorite fishing / diving spots as well as a list of the best places to go to eat, etc. Many of these places extend discounts to our guests. We want you to have a great time and we want you to return again and again, so we try to show you the best the area has to offer and steer you away from the not-so-great places. The beautiful sandy , and pristine beaches of Bahia Honda State park is just minutes away. Key deer roam all around Big Pine Key. Kayaking is a big plus and are provided.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

 

Photos

  • Front garden featuring lush tropical foliage.

    Front garden featuring lush tropical foliage.

  • Paver driveway.

    Paver driveway.

  • Pavered back yard with salt system hot tub (no chlorine smell!!)

    Pavered back yard with salt system hot tub (no chlorine smell!!)

  • View of kitchen and bar from living room.

    View of kitchen and bar from living room.

  • View of dining room from living room.  only 4 of 6 chairs shown; table seats 6

    View of dining room from living room. only 4 of 6 chairs shown; table seats 6

  • Here is the living room.  The couch is convertible and comfortable. High def TV.

    Here is the living room. The couch is convertible and comfortable. High def TV.

  • Guest Bedroom.

    Guest Bedroom.

  • Master Bath.  Marble counter tops and full shower.  It also has view of canal.

    Master Bath. Marble counter tops and full shower. It also has view of canal.

  • Catching big dolphin in the Lower Keys is no 'Bull'. Nice owner catch.

    Catching big dolphin in the Lower Keys is no 'Bull'. Nice owner catch.

  • Dry Tortugas is in fact reachable and productive with snapper and groupers.

    Dry Tortugas is in fact reachable and productive with snapper and groupers.

  • Front of House and foreground with blooming Frangipani.

    Front of House and foreground with blooming Frangipani.

  • Spacious back yard with pavers, hot tub, grille and hammocks

    Spacious back yard with pavers, hot tub, grille and hammocks

  • View of the canal from the dock.  See how wide for turning!

    View of the canal from the dock. See how wide for turning!

  • View of kitchen and bar from living room

    View of kitchen and bar from living room

  • Screened in Balcony on 2nd floor with outdoor eating area.

    Screened in Balcony on 2nd floor with outdoor eating area.

  • Guest Bedroom.  Queen bed.

    Guest Bedroom. Queen bed.

  • Master Bedroom.  Has Queen size bed and access to outdoor balcony & master bath.

    Master Bedroom. Has Queen size bed and access to outdoor balcony & master bath.

  • Owners nice catch of a Bull Dolphin.

    Owners nice catch of a Bull Dolphin.

  • 'Sworda' nice day for owner's catch of the day.

    'Sworda' nice day for owner's catch of the day.

  • Who says it doesn't snow in the Lower Keys? Nice Snowy Groupers lurk deep below.

    Who says it doesn't snow in the Lower Keys? Nice Snowy Groupers lurk deep below.

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