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2 Bedroom, 2 Bath unit opens up to 1300 Sq Ft of Indoor Outdoor living area with 37.5' of protected dockage with views of the water on one side and the Key Colony Municipal Golf Course across the street. A total renovation brings new life to this property. From the moment you enter the screen porch you will know you are in for a treat. The outdoor living area of the screen porch flows directly into the home through the double pane French Doors in the living area or the entry door. The porch has a full size outdoor couch and two 'chair and a half' loungers with ottomans. A new elevated composite trek deck flows directly into the house and out to the back yard creating a transition deck area before you step down to the patio and the tiki hut waterside. A bamboo privacy screening on the porch gives the feel of a tropical outside retreat. Just steps through the new double French Doors and you are in the newly remodeled living and kitchen area. The living and kitchen areas are defined only by the new tile topped kitchen island and the area flows out to the porch or through the back sliding glass doors to the deck, patio and dock. The tiki is another great spot to relax under cover and enjoy the waterviews or critique the fisherman on their return from a day on the water. The master bedroom will charm you, a king size bed, flat screen TV and soft, warm colors will sooth and relax your whether you are preparing for a nights rest or an afternoon nap. The new master bath has a spacious walk in marble tile shower with a built in seat and framless glass doors. The guest bedroom has two twin beds that can be converted into a king size bed, ideal for two couples. The new hall bath is just steps away and has a tiled shower and granite topped vanity.
A boarding ladder is on the dock for boat access or swimming in the canal. Fish cleaning table is also dockside and just above the underwater lights so our resident fish get a piece of your good day fishing too! One of the most exotic features of Rock Lobster Bungalow is the outdoor lighting system that is automatically turned on by dusk to dawn timers. The entire patio, deck, dock and tiki hut is lit up with a soothing, warm rope illumination that is similar to what you would experience on the patio of an outdoor restaurant. Perfect for dining and after dinner drinks while looking at an amazing star filled southern sky. We have also setup one of old Florida's classic games in the Tiki Hut...The Ring Toss. There are two ropes so that multiple people and teams can play. Another lighting feature is the underwater light located under the dock. You will be amazed at how different types of fish are gathered around this light in the evening. If you have been to the keys before you have seen places that feed the fish regularly and it produces a host of different fish who become 'residents'. We encourage you to put some chum or bait in the bags near the light as our resident Mangrove Snapper, Mullet, Jacks, Snook, Tarpon, Sting Rays, Lookdowns, Barracuda and Baitfish have been used to this and we like to keep them around! KCB Lic# VBT-12-002
Twin Bed setup - King setup available upon request...moreless
Bathroom 1: toilet, shower
All new 11/2012 marble tile, shower, toilet, fixtures Etc....moreless
Bathroom 2: toilet, shower
All new 11/2012 marble tile, shower, toilet, fixtures Etc....moreless
Bathrooms are tiled with a fine travertine marble. The workmanship you will see here took dozens of hours to complete and was installed by a craftsman who's skillset is seen on multi million dollar estates throughout the area, its a work of art in itself!...moreless
This property is lush with trees and tropical palms, very private landscape features separate next door. The tiki thatch decorated awning is designed to allow views of the canal while blocking the sight of homes and people across the street while your inside the home. Also unique and convenient is the open view across the street. Your view that direction is of the wide open golf course, not driveways, cars and homes. This is not only a visually unique feature for a canal front home in the keys but also allows for fresh breezes to flow through the property wheras most canal front homes are blocked on both sides, thus giving a feel similar to that of an oceanfront property. ...moreless
The old florida ring game (2) at the tiki hut...moreless
Dining area has 4 seagrass barstools for indoor dining and the Tiki Hut has 4 barstools for outdoor dining. If you were to have a group over buffet style, there would be seating for approx 15 guests....moreless
Seating for 6 people
Brand New Ultra Quiet High Efficiency Air Conditioning System...moreless
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Key Colony Beach is its own City located in the town of Marathon. It is essentially an island with our own Police, Marine Patrol, City Hall and Post Office. Key Colony also has its own Marina with Deep Sea Fishing Charter Boats, Boat Rentals and Dive Boat Charters. This property has access to the Cabana Club. The private Club has a large pool and beautiful powder white beach with cocktail and food service provided. You are within walking distance to 3 fantastic restaurants, 2 are waterfront and one is right across the street from us on the golf course. Many amenities are available to our guests such as tennis courts, playground, open water viewing pier and golf course.
Year Purchased: 2012
About: I am originally from New York and have lived in Florida since 1992. I currently reside in Boynton Beach. In the 90's most of My career was in Sales and Marketing. After many years as a restaurateur I thought this would be another service business that would really fit my lifestyle as it includes frequent travel to the most beautiful place in Florida...The Keys!
Why Key Colony Beach: After looking at hundreds of canalfront properties in the marathon area I found that this particular location had the most amount of important amenities for the price. With 37ft of dock space, open views to a golf course (where do you find that in the keys?), walking distance to everything and your own police force that keeps the neighborhood secure, it was far and away the best place to be in the area.
The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow: I wanted to create a tropical bungalow setting with an edge. To me, coming back from diving/fishing/swiming and relaxing under a Tiki Hut without having to drag all my gear back to a hotel room or car was the ultimate experience. In my many years of coming to the Keys I found that very few properties had that feeling that the inside and outside were connected. I built the porch deck and front deck around the living room to give that open air feeling that the Keys are all about. I am a USCG Licensed 50 ton captain and spend much of my spare time on or underwater so many of the features you will see here make life on the water even more enjoyable.