Classic Keys Cottage
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Rock Harbor house description
The Florida Keys are a largely undeveloped paradise connected to the mainland of Florida by the Overseas Hwy. It is a sleepy area reminiscent of a lost time in American culture, but with a tropical feel. Electricity did not even make it to the keys until 1941!!!
Although located within minutes of great dining, shopping and activities, this cottage captures that lost time. Situated on nearly an acre of waterfront land, this cozy 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom poured concrete house built in the 1940's not only has withstood the tests of time - dozens of hurricanes without a scratch - it was completely updated in 2005 with central a/c (and heat), impact windows and doors, a private swimming pool, brand new kitchen with stainless steel applicances, updated bathrooms, and beautifully landscaped grounds.
You can enjoy the mornings with sunrise views over the water as you sit in the swing or on the beach. You can walk the grounds in solitude, or go for kayak right in your own back yard, enjoy a swim, or just relax in the hammock or porch swings.
If you prefer some excitement, you are literally minutes away from John Pennekamp Underwater State Park, some of the best diving, snorkeling and fishing in the world, the opportunity to swim with dolphins, rent boats and jet skis, and enjoy plenty of great shopping, restaurants and bars. Large grocery stores and pharmacies are also close by.
Because this home is situated on such a large parcel of land, when you enter the grounds, you enter you own private estate. If you are looking for solitude and a feeling of the REAL Florida keys, you have found it at Rock Harbor House.
Keywords: Rock Harbor House
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Linens Provided
- Air Conditioning
- Washing Machine
- Covered Parking
- Clothes Dryer
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Satellite / Cable
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Basketball Court
- Jet Skiing
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Surf Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Water Skiing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Pier Fishing
- Water Parks
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Fitness Center
- Outlet Shopping
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Paddle Boating
- This wonderful private property is minutes away from John Pennekamp Underwater Park where you can rent boats, take a glass bottom boat ride over some of the world's most beautiful coral reefs, or enjoy kayaking, scuba diving and and snorkeling. Many fishing charters are also close by, as are many scuba and snorkel charter companies. Great shopping, and many restaurants, a large grocery store, a sea life park and a great public park with tennis and basketball courts, and a water park for young children are all nearby. You can swim with the dolphins at two different places all within a mile or two of the house....moreless
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Tracey and Rob
Tracey and Rob
What a gem !!! It is unusual to find a rental with privacy in the keys . This home sites way back from the road and has a nice gate to close . There are neighbors on either side but it still has the privacy and quiet that we were looking for . The home is very comfortable with all the ammenties you would want for a Keys vacation . Kayaks , pool , ocean and sun . We enjoyed having our dinners on the screen porch and lounging by the pool and ocean .There are great restaurants nearby and try to catch a sunset at The Bayside Grill . Great happy hour too ! Loved the Key Largo fishery for fresh fish and they also have lunch area ( casual ) with the best Lobster BLT. Snappers is another good dining spot. I would definatly recomend this property . The owner was very easy to deal with and my deposit was returned quickly . The only con would be the outdoor furniture has seen better days and the outdoor shower enclosure could use some work .
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 03/02/13
- Review Submitted 03/25/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway.
We were a group of three adults, and the set up was perfect for us. It is certainly a five star place for folks who wanted to do nothing! The house is well fitted, comfortable, well equippped, though the dryer was broken for us. Otherwise for those satisfied not to have a beach to walk but on the water, it is perfect.
- Guest Pat (Omaha. NE)
- Date of stay 01/05/13
- Review Submitted 01/15/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
We had an absolutely wonderful stay in "paradise" at this old-Florida style home. Very nice house, furnishings...everything you need. Very private, but close to everything. Fantastic pool that we enjoyed so much. Even a visit from Tropical Storm Isaac couldn't mess up our time ! Although the storm may have stopped us from doing a couple of things we had planned, we really didn't need to go anywhere - this home is so peaceful and quiet - just what we needed for a relaxing vacation. The owner is the best !! Concerned for our safety during the storm, and going above and beyond to be sure we had everything we needed. Thank you so much, Vicki, for sharing your piece of paradise with us. We really enjoyed meeting you and your family and hope to return in the future.
- Guest dhgarthrig (Richmond, VA)
- Date of stay 08/20/12
- Review Submitted 09/20/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway.
Our family of 4 had all types of plans of things to see and do in the Keys -- until we got to the Rock Harbor house. It was so difficult to pull ourselves away from the tranquility that we ended up not doing many things on our list, which turned out to be a much better vacation. Great location, close to everything needed but set so far back that you're in your own little world. Everything was very clean and comfortable. Definitely recommend it!
- Guest FL Girl (Central Florida)
- Date of stay 08/03/12
- Review Submitted 08/14/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing.
This place was great. Very quiet. Just enough room and beautiful views from everywhere. Everything was clean and well maintained. Had a great time and can't wait to go back for more.
- Guest tjrobo9 (Atlanta)
- Date of stay 01/21/12
- Review Submitted 02/04/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children.
Key Largo getaway
Key Largo getaway
The home was beautiful, comfortable and quiet. Fully furnished with very nice furniture. Kitchen is fully equiped. Had a wonderful and relaxing vacation. Close to all activities, nice restaurants and clubs. The pool is beautiful and kept very clean. Very private and secluded. Neighbors are very nice and helpful. I would highly recommend to anyone. Thank you!
- Guest HDridersr (Quarryville, PA USA)
- Date of stay 12/29/11
- Review Submitted 01/10/12
Recommended for: People with disabilities, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children.
rates $250 -$500 per night depending on occupancy and lease term cleaning fee of $125 - $150 depending on length of stay & size of party damage deposit of $250 - $500 depending on length of stay & size of party rates for holidays and event weekends may be higher FIVE NIGHT MINIMUM FOR ALL SATYS PLEASE NOTE: Rental dates are not secured until deposit and signed agreement are received by owner. Thanks for your interest!
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Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: I found this gem by accident while paddling my kayak. I came upon it by water and fell in love with this quaint cottage. Little did I know that beyond the house was nearly an acre of land spanning clear up to the main road in Key Largo. After capturing it in a bankruptcy auction, I took about a year to renovate the inside, build the pool, and landscape the grounds. This cottage became home for my family and me for about a year until work called me back to Miami. Now you get to enjoy the solitude I miss.
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twin bed second bedroom
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futon in master bedroom
bathroom off master
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