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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
Recent Big Pine Key reviews
cute & comfy cottage !!
"My husband, daughter, son-in-law & me spent one great week in the Island Sunrise Resort's Cottage unit (the yellow house); I chose this unit because it had such character and we loved the fact that the door opens practically right onto the dock! Michelle was great to work with and was thoughtful enough to stop by the house and turn on some lights when she heard we'd been delayed and would be arriving after dark. The house was well equipped and cared for, the only things we missed and would recommend is some lighting out at the end of the dock and a bait/fish-appropriate freezer for Cottage-renters (I believe the newer home has one). The property is quiet and spacious, perfect for our laid back week. We had morning & evening visits by several Key Deer each day and a manatee visit at the dock on two different days was an exciting surprise! We also saw a squid alongside the dock one night and a lobster just hanging out with the many horseshoe crabs! All in all a great stay at a great home; this location is perfect. We hope to stay again!
Thanks again Michelle!!"
Guest: Dawnmarre Z.Date of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: February 24, 2015
"We recently returned following a three week stay in paradise (Tiki Beach at Big Pine Key). We had a wonderful time and totally enjoyed the accommodations and facilities. It was pure heaven sitting on the beach or sitting by the pool. Relative to other reviews indicating that the pictures did not do the property justice, I think the pictures are all accurate, however what they don't convey is the wonder feel of the place. It is truly enchanting and provides an authentic old keys experience. Stanley, our high energy labradoodle, had the time of his life exploring the grounds and visiting with his new parrot friends. Mark my word, if we win the big lottery, we will be down to offer an outrageous amount of money for the property because it would be worth it. Thanks."
Guest: Martin/Betsy K.Date of Stay: January 2015Review Submitted: January 31, 2015
"We had a wonderful stay at the house from June 28 to July 28. The booking process worker well, and owners always responded quickly to our questions before arrival. On arrival, we were pleasantly surprised, the house is better than the photos on the listing, much brighter, and a new deck had just been added. The house was spacious, comfortable and well equipped, including 2 kayaks, linens, and towels. We put the kayaks to good use, paddling on the canal, which we were surprised to find to was blocked off from the ocean; but you can portage the kayaks over the little dam. The canal is clean( swimable) and full of fish, including some sizable snook and tarpon, which were great to watch with the underwater lights at night. The lack of direct ocean access proved to be a plus for us, as it made us launch our boat from the many free boat ramps available in the various keys, so we were able to explore a much wider area. We enjoyed walking through the many residential streets in the evenings to see the gorgeous sunsets and the key deers grazing everywhere. As well, we used our bicycles to see the backroads of nearby keys, and sampled the coffee and pastries all along the way.
All told, a month flew by. We had a great time, and enjoyed staying at this house. We would recommend it to others."
Guest: Larry L.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: August 10, 2015
"The house was much nicer than the photo's shown on the website. The interior was very clean, comfortable, well appointed and felt like home. The beds were all new and comfortable, the downstairs bedroom provides privacy and is fully self contained with it's own A/C system. The exterior of the house was very well kept and maintained.
The storage room downstairs was useful to store fishing tackle, coolers and the additional "bait/fish" freezer came in handy as we caught lots of fish. The neighborhood was very quiet, yet close enough to the grocery store and local shops to provide easy re-supply for the essentials of any vacation, food, beer & ice. Although we ate at The No Name Pub and Boondocks alot! The pizza is always great at the Pub and the live music & food was always great at Boondocks. The canal was always clean and clear, with easy access to the gulf side bay area. Fuel and ramp facilities are available at Dolphin Marina on Little Torch Key just across the small bay heading into the Atlantic.
In about 4-5 minutes of idle time through the canal, you were in open water. The canal is deep and the approaching channel is deep enough for larger boats and the canal is wide enough to turn around without alot of hassel. We caught tarpon, snapper, sharks and barracuda in the bay within 5 minutes of the house. It is only a 15 minute ride into the Atlantic side around Little Palm Island resort. Plenty of fine bottom fishing (snapper & grouper) is available 1-mile offshore of that resort, or if you go 5 miles out, the trolling can heat up in a hurry. Bahia Honda bridge is about a 20-30 ride, depending upon conditions.
One of our favorite spots after returning to the house was to sit on the couches downstairs and enjoy a cold beer before cleaning fish. Although, sometimes the couch was almost too comfortable! Over the past 17 years of renting several homes in BPK, I must say this is one of the best I have rented. We will definitely keep it in mind for our next trip."
Guest: TimDate of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: June 2, 2015