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Street view of Heronsrest's Back yard of rental home. View from porch, seating and gas grill located on this porch. Flock of Ibis cruising the backyard for a meal. Plenty of seating in the backyard, relax in the hammock. Large dock that everyone enjoys! Living room and kitchen, entrance to the home. Kitchen walnut counter top. Ready to enjoy your vacation in the Florida Keys. Entertainment wall - flat screen tv, books. Twin beds in the water side bedroom. Entrance to the bathroom from the twin set bedroom All wood bathroom, 2 vanities - wonderful! King bed in the street side bedroom. Water views from your kitchen bar around. Brown pelican diving for fish, just off the dock at this vacation rental home.

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Last updated: 03/22/2014
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Conch Key house description

This Conch Key home was built in the 1950's. It is on the Bayside of U.S. 1, the Overseas Highway, waterfront, has boat dockage, and is a 2 bedroom and 1 bathroom home.

The home was remodeled in 2005 using all wood products - cedar, Douglas fir, ironwood. In the kitchen, a solid 2 inch walnut counter top and hickory cabinets. The bathroom has cedar walls, and recycled Douglas fir counter top - the wood for this counter top was originally used as rafters in another Conch Key home that was torn down. The owner brought this wood back to life by sanding and cutting to fit as the bathroom's counter top - it is beautiful. The floors of this home are the original Dade County Pine, refurbished. The ceiling is cedar and the walls on the home are white-washed cedar. Ironwood trims the windows and door in the kitchen and living room. Douglas fir trims the bedrooms, bathrooms, and was used for the custom crown molding and the baseboard.

The home is all wood - a wonderful feeling for humans as wood is a natural product.

Look out the back windows, you'll have the view of the dock and the surrounding waters.

The front yard has a row of Pandanus Palms that hide the home from the street. Very private!

Office hours for phone communication, daily - 9 am - 6 pm. We check emails multiple times a day.

Keywords: 2 bedroom rental home,Florida Keys on Conch Key,Waterfront,Boat Dockage,Sunset View,Fully Equipped Kitchen

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

                  • Non Smoking Only

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

                  Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

                  Kitchen & Dining

                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Ice Maker

                  Amenities

                  • Linens Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Air Conditioning

                  Other Amenities

                      • 50 foot dock, hammock,front yard,back yard,plenty of off street parking...moreless

                      Entertainment

                          • Satellite / Cable

                          Communications

                          • Telephone
                          • Wireless Internet

                          Outdoor Features

                          • Deck / Patio
                          • Outdoor Grill

                          Location & View

                              • Waterfront

                              Activities

                              • Fishing
                              • Snorkeling/Diving
                              • Parasailing
                              • Tennis
                              • Wind-Surfing
                              • Cycling
                              • Swimming
                              • Golf
                              • Sailing
                              • Jet Skiing
                              • Water Skiing
                              • Kayaking
                              • Restaurants
                              • Museums
                              • Cinemas
                              • Health/Beauty Spa
                              • Zoo
                              • Boating
                              • Shopping
                              • Fitness Center
                              • Wildlife Viewing
                              • Sight Seeing
                              • Miniature Golf
                               

                              Reviews

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                              • Heron's rest

                                Heron's rest

                                • Guest Kim F. (Cottage Grove)
                                • Date of stay 03/07/14
                                • Review Submitted 03/18/14
                                First of all Susie is wonderful to work with. Very accommodating. We had run low on some items, and Susie ran them over same day. No worries there. The inside of the house is very clean and has all most everything you need. It would have been nice to have fishing rod holders on the dock for when you are fishing. We noticed the house next door had them. So just some constructive feedback on that. We had a wonderful time.

                                Owner response: I am so glad you had a wonderful time at the Heronsrest vacation rental. I try very hard to make everyone's vacation stay a great time! To address the lack of fishing rod holders . . . yes, that is correct, I have not installed rod holders for one reason. I am a volunteer for the Marathon Wild Bird Center, a non-profit bird rescue center in the Florida Keys. I have volunteered my time and money since the year 2000. Residents and visitors of the Florida Keys have injured and killed many water birds, turtles and manatees from fishing line. Many times a fishing pole is placed in a rod holder and the fisherman leaves the pole unattended. Just happens - no blame or fault of anyone's. If the pole is baited with a piece of yummy food that a bird finds irresistible, then this bird will steal this treat. Or, if a fish finds the same bait irresistible, off he takes it. Then there are the manatees and turtles just cruising by the dock and a flipper contacts this unattended fishing line. At some point this fishing line is cut, no telling how much the bird, fish, turtle, manatee will take off the reel. All of which can and does become a problem - the long fishing line floating on top or just under the surface or snagged in a turtle grass bed - to manatees, turtles and birds. Since I have not installed rod holders, it is my opinion a fisherman will reel in the line or hand the rod to someone else or as Otis used to sing . . . "sitting on a dock of the bay" and keep their hands on the pole. My wish is for everyone to enjoy the Florida Keys - whatever species it might be!

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                              • perfect!

                                perfect!

                                • Guest Linda H.
                                • Date of stay 12/16/13
                                • Review Submitted 12/26/13
                                Heron's Rest was the perfect place to exhale and re-connect with the world!

                                Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                              • Perfect!!!

                                Perfect!!!

                                • Guest Hilton Head Travelers (Hilton Head Island, SC, USA)
                                • Date of stay 11/24/13
                                • Review Submitted 12/10/13
                                If you want a comfortable, cozy, clean, well appointed get-a-way, this is the place. When we arrived, we were met by Suzie, the owner, who gave us a tour of the cottage, provided excellent information about the area's dining and activities and then left us to enjoy our week in the Keys. Suzie called later in the week to see if we needed anything. The interior of the cottage, the small lawn behind the cottage and the dock provided excellent spots to relax and enjoy the laid back Keys life style. We would definitely stay in Suzie's again.

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                              • Wonderfully Peaceful

                                Wonderfully Peaceful

                                • Guest Jeanne H. (-)
                                • Date of stay 06/15/13
                                • Review Submitted 06/25/13
                                We stayed at Heron's Rest and found it to be aptly named. The house sits right on the bay, with a private dock. The water is tranquil and the setting beautiful. We found the house exactly as advertised. The wood used throughout is beautiful and provides a lovely feel. The house was immaculately clean. The kitchen is very comfortable to work in and amply supplied--we had family members over one evening and enjoyed the availability of fun platters, "chip and dip" tray, and spreaders. We enjoyed our week immensely and thank Susan!

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, pet owners, age 55+.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                              • Newly retired

                                Newly retired

                                • Guest Mary (Bloomington Indiana)
                                • Date of stay 05/25/13
                                • Review Submitted 06/05/13
                                Great location, great cabin, great hosts. Our first visit to the Keys and we loved being in the middle near Marathon. The cabin was clean, cozy and private and we loved having our own dock! Saw manatees and a skate besides all the well socialized birds. Would definitely recommend...

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, pet owners, age 55+.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                              • Best get-away slash hideaway ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Super relaxing and love the cute vacay house!

                                Best get-away slash hideaway ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Super relaxing and love the cute vacay house!

                                • Guest ARIESGRL (MELBOURNE)
                                • Date of stay 04/06/13
                                • Review Submitted 04/16/13
                                VIEW... ROOMS... BED... SUPER COZY AND COMFY! WONDERFUL PLACE TO GET-A-WAY AND ENJOY THE SUNSET VIEWS! SUZY IS WONDERFUL! WE HAD SUCH A FUN TIME AND LOVE THE WOOD INTERIOR TOO! WE LOVE TO GO EVERY YEAR! BEST VIEW AND LOVE THE DOCK! DEF SHOULD STAY THERE! A++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing, pet owners.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/5

                              • Perfect Vacation Rental

                                Perfect Vacation Rental

                                • Guest Allie (Brighton, MI)
                                • Date of stay 01/26/13
                                • Review Submitted 02/04/13
                                My husband and I stayed at Heronsrest the week of 1-26-13. It was such a delight to stay in this immaculate home. Also, the rental includes a lot of amenities, so you only need your clothes and whatever food and drink you want on hand. We loved all the exotic tropical flora, together with the constant parade of water fowl. With coffee in hand, we sat on the nice dock and enjoyed the warm breezes and beautiful sights. The location, to us, was also perfect. Some of the experiences we had and which we would do again are: Dolphin Research Center; boat trip to Fort Jefferson/Dry Tortugas; boat trip to Pigeon Key; picnic and sunning at Bahia Honda State Park; walk/bike over Long Key Bridge; Long Key State Park; and more. Also, don't miss a day trip to Key West. The food was good at the Wreck and Galley and we had a very good Lobster Reuben at Key Fisheries Restaurant in Marathon. We also got local fresh lobster for dinner one evening. One of the nicest thing about this trip was all the friendly people we met. We really like to vacation where people are welcoming.Susie, the homeowner, was incredibly helpful and even met us at the rental to go over everything. We both truly appreciate being able to rent this great place for our 2013 winter vacation. We certainly want to return.

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 5/5

                              • Getaway To The Keys

                                Getaway To The Keys

                                • Guest Sharrie and Bud (Michigan)
                                • Date of stay 01/04/13
                                • Review Submitted 01/31/13
                                Just a great place to kick back, relax and do nothing. The porch and dock were perfect for relaxing. The cottage itself suited our needs with an open floor plan we enjoyed cooking and visiting. Easy to find, safe and secure fishing village. Close to Marathon for shopping and good eateries. Close to State parks and beaches. We loved being able to talk a walk during the late afternoon and purchase lobsters for dinner from our neighbors. The best however was that we could enjoy watching the wildlife which consisted of a wide variety of birds, fish, sea turtles and even a visit from a manatee. Can't wait to get back for a longer visit.

                                Recommended for: Age 55+.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                              • Paradise Vacation

                                Paradise Vacation

                                • Guest Slater Family (Edgewater, Maryland)
                                • Date of stay 11/17/12
                                • Review Submitted 12/21/12
                                Perfect immaculate waterfront cottage! Vacation in paradise! Sitting on the back deck you hear the palms blowing in the breeze, see birds, feel the warm sun, and smell that fresh salt air. Enjoyed morning walk around conch key with my dog and greeting friendly neighbors. Key lime pie from convenience store and fresh lobster and stone crab claws from local fisherman. Incredible sunsets from dock, bird watching, manatees, turtles, fish, a dream vacation. This was our first trip to the keys , but we plan to make Heron;s Rest a family tradition. Thank you for sharing this wonderful cottage.

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, sightseeing, pet owners, girls getaway, age 55+.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                              • Excellent Home -- Simply Paradise....

                                Excellent Home -- Simply Paradise....

                                • Guest beacheidi (deerfield beach, fl)
                                • Date of stay 07/28/12
                                • Review Submitted 08/07/12
                                Absolute paradise....The property took us out of our hectic lives so much that we were oblivious to the world around us -- literally. The house is cozy but open air. We were a family of three and fit just fine. We have stayed at other homes on Conch Key and this one surpasses them all in the level of cleanliness, amenities and supplies. Excellent kitchen and layout. Amazing dock. Susie is a gracious host. We enjoyed renting a boat from A-Affordable Boat Rentals at the Bayview Inn on the key, Snorkeling with Chad and Rich at Sundance Watersports on Duck Key, the Wreck Bar on Duck Key, Island Fish Co at the beginning of Marathon and the Dolphin Research Center. Susie was friendly with great communication as we dealt with some last minute family health issues leading up to our trip. The personal communication goes a long way. We are already looking at the calendar to see when will be back next year!

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, pet owners, girls getaway.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 9/9

                               
                              1-2 people: 1045.00/week, 75.00 cleaning
                              3 people: 1145.00/week, 75.00 cleaning
                              4 people:  1245.00/week, 85.00 cleaning
                              12.5% Florida Sales Tax
                              

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                              Last updated: 03/22/2014
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                              • Street view of Heronsrest's

                                Street view of Heronsrest's

                              • View from porch, seating and gas grill located on this porch.

                                View from porch, seating and gas grill located on this porch.

                              • Plenty of seating in the backyard, relax in the hammock.

                                Plenty of seating in the backyard, relax in the hammock.

                              • Living room and kitchen, entrance to the home.

                                Living room and kitchen, entrance to the home.

                              • Ready to enjoy your vacation in the Florida Keys.

                                Ready to enjoy your vacation in the Florida Keys.

                              • Twin beds in the water side bedroom.

                                Twin beds in the water side bedroom.

                              • All wood bathroom, 2 vanities - wonderful!

                                All wood bathroom, 2 vanities - wonderful!

                              • Water views from your kitchen bar around.

                                Water views from your kitchen bar around.

                              • Back yard of rental home.

                                Back yard of rental home.

                              • Flock of Ibis cruising the backyard for a meal.

                                Flock of Ibis cruising the backyard for a meal.

                              • Large dock that everyone enjoys!

                                Large dock that everyone enjoys!

                              • Kitchen walnut counter top.

                                Kitchen walnut counter top.

                              • Entertainment wall - flat screen tv, books.

                                Entertainment wall - flat screen tv, books.

                              • Entrance to the bathroom from the twin set bedroom

                                Entrance to the bathroom from the twin set bedroom

                              • King bed in the street side bedroom.

                                King bed in the street side bedroom.

                              • Brown pelican diving for fish, just off the dock at this vacation rental home.

                                Brown pelican diving for fish, just off the dock at this vacation rental home.

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                              Date last modified - Monday, December 09, 2013

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