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On a Deep Water Canal with Open Water Views! - a Gift from the Sea

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Last updated: 09/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:28 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Big Pine Key guest house description

“If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

A Gift from the Sea is a charming well-designed, ground level home comfortable for 4-6 guests. The décor and wall colors were selected to be soothing after a long day enjoying all there is to do on the water or playing tourist.

Your vacation home is three lots in from the open water on a crystal-clear canal that’s perfect for swimming or just watching as you sit on the back porch with a good book.

The galley style kitchen is well equipped for preparing the catch of the day or admiring on your way out the door as you enjoy a meal in one of the local’s spots within a short drive or walk.

The den and dining room encompass one large space that's perfect for watching cable on the flat panel televison or just relaxing. From the sectional sofa you can watch the ever-changing sunsets the keys are famous for.

The bedrooms and baths are discussed below.


Things to do on site or nearby: Top Ten Dive Spots - Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary
Top Ten Beaches - Bahia Honda State Park
Fishing - flats or deep water - fly fishing or spinning tackle.
boating of all types - motor boating, sailboating, jet skiing, Kayaking, windsurfing, water skiing, canoeing.
Snorkeling and scuba diving,
Swimming in the canal or at the beach,
tennis, golf, miniature golf,
cycling,
bird watching and nature preserves,
interesting restaurants and bars,
shopping, and a bizarre flea market on weekends,
Local churches.
Local Guides - fishing, diving, kyaking, back-country sight seeing
Shopping
Key West only 29 miles - Marathon 18 miles

From our guest book: On January 30, 2009 the New York Times had an interesting article abut kayaking in the Lower Florida Keys.


My wife and I booked a week vacation stay at 'A Gift From the Sea' vacation rental. We had a wonderful time. Everything you could possibly need was supplied at the rental. The only thing you'll need are groceries which you can get about a mile up the street. The owners have done a great job setting up the home to be your home away from home. Located in the lower Keys your a short drive to Key West (approximately 1/2 hour) snorkling, diving, fishing, historical museums, the aquarium, sand beaches at Bahai Honda State Park, whatever you choose. Directly across the street from the home is Capt. Bill Rabito who's been guide fishing the Keys for nearly 45 years I highly recommend booking a charter with him.

From our guest book: We wanted a laid back, relaxing time and this was the right place. We did spend a day in Key West.
We liked Square Grouper and Annettes. We went to both twice. Our special treat was going to Little Palm Island Resort - Excellent dinner! We saw several pretty sunsets while we enjoyed a 'Happy Hour' before going out to dinner. We did enjoy our time at A Gift from the Sea. The house is attractive and nicely furnished. Like the front door and new TVs. The walks and driveway are nice addititions. We are snowbirds, spending our summers on a real Island - Kelly's Island on Lake Erie (Ohio). You've done a good job. Roger and Madeline W.

Big Pine Restaurant - big selection, plenty to eat. Fanci Seafood has an excellent selection.
People were friendly and the weather awesome.
The home is very clean and location is perfect! We enjoyed our time on Big Pine Key.
Kevin and Suzanne M and family Chad, Chuck, and Jillian

Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Guest House
  • Guest House

Meals

      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

      Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            King-size Bed...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            Queen-size Bed...moreless

          • 'I feel we are all islands - in a common sea.' - Anne Morrow Lindbergh The master bedroom has a king size bed, ensuite bathroom, a walk-in closet and its own flat panel television. The guest bedroom has a comfortable queen size bed and a walk in closet. In the living room there is a hide-a-bed that makes up in seconds. Two full baths round out the floor plan. Comfort and simplicity is the theme. Bedrooms are good sized with walk in closets. Colors and furnishings selected for calming and comfort. In the Keys the environment is bright with lots of open water vistas. At night you want to rest your eyes and your body. Each room has hand-made island theme curtains. Furnished in comfortable island style. You can have great sea breezes or air conditioned comfort. In the designated utility room there is a full-size washer and dryer for your convenience....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

            ensuite...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

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          • Two full bathrooms with tub and shower enclosure. Towels and ammenities provided....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • A Gift from the Sea is a non-smoking home. Most of the homes in the Keys are two story with living area upstairs. Ours is a ground level home with a carport. If you have vacationed in the Keys you know how many stairs there are when carrying in the groceries. The house is tiled throughout and has a paved walkway down to the swim ladder. There are three televisions, two with DVD's. A small library for rainy days and lots of comfortable places to sit and lots of games. Free long distance phone service for the main land U.S. and Canada We have a portacrib available. The kitchen is fully stocked with major and minor appliances and all the utensils you need, from cookie sheets to a lobster pot. Located near the end of the street, close to open water, the house is quiet. The seawall is 75 feet long and quite a protected place to dock a boat and there is easy deep water access....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Audio Tape Player
              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Television

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Sports & Activities

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Reefs
              • Restaurants

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              Location Type

                  • Waterfront

                  local services and businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  sports and adventure activities

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

                  Dining

                  • Dining Room
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Activities Guide
                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Parking
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Sofa Bed
                  • Telephone
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Blender
                  • Coffee Grinder
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Freezer
                  • Grill
                  • Lobster Pot
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Barbecue
                  • Beach Chairs
                  • Beach Towels
                  • Boat Dock
                  • Fish Cleaning Table
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Patio
                  • Porch / Veranda
                  • Small Cooler
                  • Walkway To Water

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          house cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional

                              property descriptor

                                  • Detached
                                   

                                  Reviews

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                                  Rental basis: Per property
                                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                  Low Season
                                  Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2014
                                  28 night min stay

                                  $3,800
                                  High Season Next Year
                                  Dec 1 - Aug 31, 2015
                                  28 night min stay

                                  $4,000
                                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                  Fees:

                                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                                  • Cleaning Fee $125 + tax
                                  • VAT Tax Rate 12.5%

                                  Notes:

                                  We are pleased to accept a number of payment forms including Visa/ Master Card, Discover, and personal checks.

                                  We are flexible on start and end days, where possible, so you may take advantage of cheaper midweek flights.

                                  We collect your deposit and split the balance into two payments - one to be paid 60 days before and the second 30 days before your arrival.

                                  Total must be paid 30 days before rental - Unless you book close to your arrival and then we should discuss the arrangements.

                                  Your deposit converts to a security deposit during your stay and will be returned to you within two weeks.


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                                  Last updated: 09/16/2014
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                                  Location

                                  30 Miles
                                  Nearest Airport
                                  Key West
                                  30 Miles
                                  Nearest Ferry
                                  Key West
                                  125 Miles
                                  Nearest Train
                                  Miami
                                  1 Miles
                                  Nearest Motorway
                                  US Highway One
                                  5 Miles
                                  Nearest Beach
                                  Bahia Honda State Park

                                  Car: Necessary

                                   

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                                  • A brand-new fully-outfitted kitchen

                                    A brand-new fully-outfitted kitchen

                                  • King size bed in the master bedroom

                                    King size bed in the master bedroom

                                  • John Fryes 300 Lb. grouper

                                    John Fryes 300 Lb. grouper

                                  • Screened porch overlooking deep water canal

                                    Screened porch overlooking deep water canal

                                  • Welcome to A Gift from the Sea

                                    Welcome to A Gift from the Sea

                                  • A view of canal from opposite side

                                    A view of canal from opposite side

                                  • A Gift From the Sea - Comfortable and Calming

                                    A Gift From the Sea - Comfortable and Calming

                                  • Palms a plenty - www.liquidcrystalphotography.com

                                    Palms a plenty - www.liquidcrystalphotography.com

                                  • No stairs! Just walk right in with your groceries

                                    No stairs! Just walk right in with your groceries

                                  • A Gift from the Sea - Parking - car & boat trailer

                                    A Gift from the Sea - Parking - car & boat trailer

                                  • Pine Channel Bay direct from canal to open water

                                    Pine Channel Bay direct from canal to open water

                                  • Tennis anyone? Pack your raquets

                                    Tennis anyone? Pack your raquets

                                  • Bahia Honda is minutes away

                                    Bahia Honda is minutes away

                                  • Comfortable and Calming after a day on the water

                                    Comfortable and Calming after a day on the water

                                  • Deep water canal perfect for swimming and boating

                                    Deep water canal perfect for swimming and boating

                                  • View at sunset

                                    View at sunset

                                  • Perfect screened porch for coffee conleche

                                    Perfect screened porch for coffee conleche

                                  • New teak table from a WW II Liberty Ship

                                    New teak table from a WW II Liberty Ship

                                  • Every night a new and different sunset

                                    Every night a new and different sunset

                                  • Southernmost butts - www.liquidcrystalphotography.

                                    Southernmost butts - www.liquidcrystalphotography.

                                  • Steps away to a great swimming and boating canal

                                    Steps away to a great swimming and boating canal

                                  • Another beautiful Sunset!

                                    Another beautiful Sunset!

                                  • Playground on Big Pine Key

                                    Playground on Big Pine Key

                                  • Second Bedroom with queen-size bed & walkin closet

                                    Second Bedroom with queen-size bed & walkin closet

                                  $3,800 - $4,000 per month (USD)
                                  38

                                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                                  Sleeps 6

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                                  Minimum stay: 28 nights
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