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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 Summerland Key reviews
Perfect for us!
"We were so pleased with this rental. Everything was immaculate and so thoughtfully arranged, right down to the implements in the kitchen. Sheets and towels were very comfy (LOVE the lobster sheets on the twin beds) and even the toilet paper was soft. (My 12 and 15 year old BOTH commented on that within minutes of arriving.) Lounge chairs by the canal, the dinette set on the porch, and the living room furniture were all so homey - and after 8 days on the road we were so grateful for the washer and dryer. We only stayed 4 nights but would happily stay for much longer next time."
Guest: ElaineDate of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 2, 2015
"We happened onto this rental because of prior experience with the renter. I am thrilled that we did! This house is a perfect location. Not on top of Key West, but close enough to visit and come back. Very relaxing. There is plenty of room, the interior is beautiful. The kitchen is a nice size. Master bedroom is large with a private bathroom. Everything is well maintained. The pool is perfect to relax in. There are great restaurants in the area, jet ski and boat rentals, para sailing, fishing charters, airplane rides and a lot more! To top it off, dealing with the owner/renter is a breeze. I HIGHLY recommend this rental, but not on my month! LOL"
Guest: Maureen and Jack BakerDate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: March 12, 2015
Very nice place for the price would like to have rated as 4.5 stars
"My wife and I booked a full week for her birthday and were lucky enough to find that there was a discount at the time so the house was a bargain. We had originally looked at much bigger places (that would have cost twice as much) with the hopes that two other couples would be coming, but those plans fell through and a private getaway was what we really needed so this was perfect. Since Jan's place is oceanfront and a 2 bedroom 2 bath we had extra room that also over looked the water if we had needed it. Both bedrooms and bathrooms were very nice with lots of closet and drawer space, good water pressure, and no problems with anything. Overall the house is nice and there is everything you could need already there (except food of course) the bed is very comfortable, the kitchen and washer dryer were like new and made the trip like being at home. The views are wonderful and the location is a short drive to nice restaurants and Key West. The one limitation that Jan did clarify for me before we booked was the low head clearance to launch a boat from the "on property" boat ramp (.25 star deduction). Due to the fact that our boat is a 25 foot ocean boat with a hard top and a 9ft beam it was too tall and almost to wide to fit under the house so we used a ramp about 3 miles away that only cost $10 for in/out service. The empty trailer's guide posts just made it between the concrete stilts and we were able to park it out of the way under the house. I would love to come down again and explore the outer reefs more as the 45ft to 80ft drop off was a beautiful mini wall that we only found on our last dive day before the weather got bad. There are friendly neighbors, a Winn Dixie on Big Pine, with prices the same as in Orlando, about 10 minutes away, fresh seafood markets, marine flea markets, seafood festivals, and nice sunrise and sunset views. January weather is cool & breezy, the drive time out to the outer reef is very short once you get around to the channel, and you are about 6 miles north of Looe Key when you hit the open water past the last set of channel markers. The price for gas or diesel in Marathon was cheaper than anywhere in South Florida so fill up as you are passing through on the way down. During our week there was road construction to widen US1 underway, the road was never blocked but traffic was diverted a few times and the power blinked off for a few minutes several times (should be completed as of now but .25 star deduction)."
Guest: Diver DaveDate of Stay: January 2015Review Submitted: February 5, 2015
"I've stayed at the Cottage by the Sea twice since finding it. I absolutely love this place; it is just the right size, cozy and located right on the water. It is near my favorite restaurant, The Square Grouper, away from the tourist-y Key West area, but close enough to Key West that one can pop down there for diving, dining, hanging out, whatever. It is also only about ten minutes away from Bahia Honda, which has the only decent beaches in the area. Since my last visit, WiFi was totally seamless and I never lost the connection once, which was great. The cottage, as always, was spotlessly clean, adorably furnished and felt like my own vacation home. The bed is really comfortable, too, and I slept great (usually I don't sleep well in strange beds). Another thing I noticed this time is the absence of outside noise inside the cottage. I had some hard partying neighbors across the channel this time and, once inside, I could not hear a peep, which was great! The owners, as always, are very helpful, friendly and responsive. I will be back!"
Guest: Barbara B.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 12, 2015