"We loved it and had a great time! Pictures and a description cannot do justice to the unique beauty and detail in the home. It is even better! Cannot say enough good things about the unique home and owners, who are very friendly, helpful, kind, and accommodating. Our main goal for our trip was fishing and lobstering. Both are excellent in the beautiful waters near the house. The included dock had plenty of room for our boat and is literally right across the street, very close to the house. This makes it super convenient to use the dock, large fish cleaning station, storage area, and large bait freezer. We caught our limit of lobsters and also caught grouper, hog snapper, and mackerel within only a few miles and short boat ride from the house. The waters near the home are well marked and hold the great diving and fishing we had. Great grass and currents for bully-netting lobster are located on both the east and west sides of the house. Sombrero reef was a beautiful dive. A classically beautiful Florida keys sunset can be enjoyed right from the dock. Also from the dock we saw sea turtles, tarpon, permit, snappers, parrotfish, and a manatee!
The house is very nice, clean, and tastefully appointed with everything a guest would need to have a fantastic trip. We grilled our catch on the nice grill on the patio, baked cookies in the oven, and made drinks in the blender while watching the full cable with WiFi. With plenty of shade from the large trees and pretty landscaping, the patio areas are relaxing to sit and enjoy the afternoon and evening even in the heat of August. The unique nature of the home and property allow for a great deal of privacy not had in other areas of the keys. It is very nice to not have neighbors right on top of you, as is the case in other duplex or manufactured housing neighborhoods on the nearby keys. The house is also very private for the group staying there as the bedrooms are separate from the main living area, providing great seclusion and privacy to each of the bedrooms.
We also took advantage of some of the land based activities around, including the Sea Turtle Hospital in Marathon, Key Fisheries restaurant, and dinner and drinks in Key West were fun, easy breaks from fishing and diving. Publix, K-Mart, dive shops, bait shops, and restaurants are also just a short ride away.
We greatly enjoyed our stay and recommend it to our friends and family! Hope to go back soon!"
Date of Stay: August 2014
Review Submitted: August 16, 2014