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Last updated: 06/18/2015

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  • Minimum stay:28 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Garden by the sea can sleep up to eight. The master bedroom has a queen size bed, each guest bedroom has a double bed, and the living room offers a pull out sofa. The master bathroom has a walk in shower and the guest bathroom offers a shower/bathtub.
The kitchen is newly remodeled and offers stainless steel kenmore appliances, gorgeous brazialian esmeralda green granite, and hickory cabinetry. A large dining table comfortably seats eight.
A front porch with a hatteras porch swing and a back screened in porch with a large eucalyptus sofa, teak rocking chair, and wicker chairs offer additional seating areas. Teak adirondack chairs and loveseat surrounding a fire pit offer more seating by the canal.
Two boat lifts, a kayak, a fish cleaning station, a hammock, an herb garden, and a vegetable garden offer many ways to enjoy the backyard canal area. The canal is teaming with snapper so backyard fishing is possible. The front yard is extremely shaded with a mahogany tree and two gumbo limbos. Areca palms line the white picket fence and offer privacy from the street. Off street parking is available and the driveway extends to the side kitchen door which makes the grocery haul in easy.
Garden by the sea is tranquil and offers a nice flow. The ocean can be viewed from the living room, kitchen, master bedroom, and back porch. Two doggie doors offer easy access to the fenced in yard for your beloved pet(s).


Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 double


  • Bedroom 3: 1 double


  • Lovely queen brass bed, oak floors, spacious closet, antique oak armoire, antique cherry chest of drawers, and a view of the ocean....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Treasured old Florida tile in three shades of blue, shower, window, and three-sided make-up mirror....moreless



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


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront:

    Garden by the Sea is at the beginning of an approximately 20 foot deep canal....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Dining:

    Large World Market dining room table seats 8 comfortably....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Linens Provided:

    Cotton linens provided for all bedding in linens closet....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Spacious living room with large screen TV....moreless

  • Parking:

    Shaded off street driveway that continues back directly next to side kitchen door allowing easy grocery haul in....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Land line available for local calls....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Cotton towels provided in linens closet....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Kenmore front loading energy star washing machine....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Cusinart coffee maker with automatic shut-off option...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Desert rose dishes and utensils of every sort....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Kenmore stainless steel top of the line heavy duty dishwasher....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Newly renovated kitchen with a deep stainless steel sink, Kenmore stainless steel appliances, hickory cabinetry and gorgeous green Brazilian granite. Bar with pendant lights for easy entertaining. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Kenmore stainless steel microwave situated about stove/oven....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Help yourself to spices, sweetners, salt and petter, aluminum foil, plastic bags, wax paper, plastic wrap, etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Kenmore stainless steel double sided refrigerator with freezer on the bottom....moreless

  • Stove:

    Kenmore stainless steel oven with convection cooking options....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    2 conch cruisers with front baskets...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    coolers and snorkel gear available...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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Base Rate
28 night min stay


Discounts: 28 nights or more: $200 Nightly

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

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Cleaning fee is $150.


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5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Key West International
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Hogfish Bar and Grill
10 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Key West Express
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Key West Golf Club
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 1
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Chicos Cantina Mexican Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Smathers Beach

Car: Recommended

This garden by the sea property is at the end of a quiet street in a peaceful neighborhood. It is on a deep canal and offers a kayak for exploring the nearby canals or open water. Bring your own boat and keep it on one of the two boat lifts. Lie in our hammock and read a book under the shady gumbo limbo.

Nearby marinas offer deep sea fishing, diving, snorkeling, paddle boarding, dolphin encounters, sunset cruises or trips to explore the dry tortugas national park. Key west golf club is five minutes away as are several bars and restaurants. Our beloved ft. Zach state park, mallory square sunset celebration, local restaurants, art galleries, the key west aquarium, mel fisher treasure museum, shopping, sea plane adventures, live theater, and ghost tours are a mere taste of the offerings of key west.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1993

About the owner: I am originally from Chapel Hill, NC and moved south in 1984 as I started college at the University of Florida. In 1990 I was offered a teaching job at Key West High School and am currently teaching chemistry there.

Why the Owner Chose Key Haven:
I purchased this home in 1993 as I was drawn to the quiet neighborhood, tucked away from the Key West craziness.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
I fell in love with this home as it's at the end of the street so there's no traffic or noise. In addition, it sits at the beginning of a canal and offers clean, crystal clear seawater. We have many mangrove snapper in our canal, as well as other marine life. Occasionally in the winter, we're visited by manatee. It's a tranquil space to relax and rejuvenate.

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Speaks: english



  • view of canal from back yard

    view of canal from back yard

  • front yard

    front yard

  • ocean kayak

    ocean kayak

  • back yard

    back yard

  • Resident great egret on top of the shed

    Resident great egret on top of the shed

  • master bedroom

    master bedroom

  • wine refrigerator

    wine refrigerator

  • doggie door

    doggie door

  • dishwasher and refrigerator

    dishwasher and refrigerator

  • living room

    living room

  • kitchen bar

    kitchen bar

  • Enjoy a relaxing fire by the water

    Enjoy a relaxing fire by the water

  • front of house

    front of house

  • Hatteras porchswing on front porch

    Hatteras porchswing on front porch

  • comfy backyard hammock

    comfy backyard hammock

  • butterfly garden by canal

    butterfly garden by canal

  • master bedroom

    master bedroom

  • Eucalyptus sofa, teak rocking chair, and wicker chairs on back porch

    Eucalyptus sofa, teak rocking chair, and wicker chairs on back porch

  • dining room table

    dining room table

  • deep kitchen sink

    deep kitchen sink

  • guest bedroom

    guest bedroom

  • piano


  • Outdoor dining

    Outdoor dining

VRBO #448440

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