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Last updated: 06/01/2014
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  • Minimum stay:28 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Key Haven house 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

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

              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: combination tub/shower, toilet


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

              Kitchen & Dining

              • 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

              • 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

              • Dishwasher:

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

              • Stove:

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

              • Microwave:

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

              • Dining:

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

              • Coffee Maker:

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

              • Dishes & Utensils:

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

              • Dining Area Seats:


              • Ice Maker
              • Toaster
              • Seating for 8 people


              • Parking:

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

              • Linens Provided:

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

              • Washing Machine:

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

              • Living Room seats 8:

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

              • Towels Provided:

                Cotton towels provided in linens closet....moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Kenmore front loading clothes dryer....moreless

              • Air Conditioning:

                Central air conditioning...moreless


              • Books:

                Two bookshelves well stocked with books....moreless

              • Stereo:

                Docking station for ipod/ipad/iphone...moreless


              • Telephone:

                Land line available for local calls....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Beach Chairs:


              • Lawn / Garden
              • Kayak / Canoe
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio


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

              Location & View

              • Waterfront:

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

              • Oceanfront


              • Botanical Garden
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • ATM/Bank
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Kayaking
              • Parasailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Medical Services
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Jet Skiing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Sailing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Water Tubing
              • Water Skiing
              • Massage Therapist
              • Shopping
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Live Theater
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Antiquing
              • Eco Tourism
              • Scenic Drives
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Paddle Boating
              • Sight Seeing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Shelling
              • Walking
              • Roller Blading


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              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Base Rate
              28 night min stay

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

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              Additional Fees and Taxes:

              Cleaning fee is $150.


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              Last updated: 06/01/2014
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              5 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Key West International
              10 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              Key West Express
              0.5 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              US 1
              5 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Smathers Beach
              3 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Hogfish Bar and Grill
              2 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Key West Golf Club
              2 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Chicos Cantina Mexican Restaurant

              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

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              This listing was first published here in 2012.

              Date last modified - Sunday, June 01, 2014

              $6,000 per month (USD)

              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 8

              View calendar: Updated 06/01/14
              Minimum stay: 28 nights
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