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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
"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
"This house is great!!! It has an artsy flair of decorating which was so much fun and it is very spacious and comfortable. The huge kitchen was great and we cooked big meals several nights. We put our boat in at the Spanish Harbor Bridge Ramp (public) which is at MM34. It was a nice easy boat ride to get to the house - maybe 10 minutes or so. It was not hard to find the channel to get to the house if you look for the tall ballpark lights at the park. There is plenty of room to dock a couple of boats at the house and plenty of room to store our boat trailer. We plan to come back again next year!!!"
Guest: Bobby T.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 7, 2015
"Delightful find. Jorge is a wonderfully accommodating host. We have used VRBO on other occasions and must say this is without a doubt the nicest home we have rented. Already booked again for February 2016. Exactly as pictured and more! Amenities too numerous to mention. Extremely clean, beautifully decorated and maintained. Jorge's love of carpentry is exhibited throughout the home. The most elegant "fishing shack" we have ever been in. Loved the neighborhood. Perfect area for us. Bicycling, Kayaking, Fishing in a quiet nature preserve with all the comforts of home. Easy access to exploration of other areas in the Florida Keys. We love to cook and grill and were very happy with the beautiful kitchen. 3 of our children and their spouses joined us at intervals during our month stay. All have high pressure jobs and said they felt they had found a piece of heaven on earth during their visits. We have 2 small yorkies and could tell they much preferred the warmth and playing with the Key Deer to our Wisconsin snow and freezing temps! We would highly recommend the Ele Shack for a perfect stay in a quiet area of the Florida Keys."
Guest: Jo & MarkDate of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: March 3, 2015