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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
Spacious, comfortable and conveniently located
"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
"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
BEST EVER!!! A definite 5-Star home and location!!
"We found The Great Escape on Big Pine Key after not finding an acceptable rental on Marathon where we have stayed for the previous 2 years. Wow, were we lucky!! Not only a fabulous home but incredible hosts who made sure we knew everything about the house, the canals and where to put in our boat and locations for snorkeling, fishing and eating!! Bette and Ski had the house PERFECT for us. Just like the other reviews stated, this house was beyond well-equipped with everything from linens, towels, kitchen equipment, porch and yard furnishing, etc. Did I mention the screened porch and easy-accessible dock. So easy to get on and off your boat!! We were here for the month of August and it was HOT, but you are in the Keys' and in the water so it was still great. Because of the warmer than normal water temps, we did have to deal with more jellies than we had seen in the past. We kept vinegar and Benedryl on the boat, just in case. Snorkeling was great in Looe Key and the sanctuary off Little Palm Island. So convenient to get to from the house. Yellow Tails and lobsters were more elusive, but we had a great time trying!! This is a great vacation rental for everyone!!!"
Guest: LarryandLindaDate of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 30, 2015