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Canal Front (Deep Water) Tropical Villa

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 30 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Custom designed Tropical Keys Home located on one of the nicest flow through deep water canals leading to the ocean in Summerland Key! Privacy 6' Walls surround the Villa to allow sunbathing delights!

The Custom Canal Front Dock has Fenders, Cleats, and water spigots for all your boat needs. The Dock also has a swim platform and ladder to make all your water accessibility needs easy.

Open floor plan that flows to the outside porch allows for tropical breezes and spacious entertainment. Plenty of parking area in front of house allows for storage of RV's, Boats, Cars and Planes if so desired.

Spacious kitchen to include all stainless appliances and large seating for 6 or more at the granite island bar! You can flow from the island bar to the open living room with wrap around leather sofa to view your favorite movies on the 50" Flat Panel TV.

Master Bedroom has large California Walk-In Closet and King Bed with views of Outside porch and large Jacuzzi. Guest Bedroom has two spacious queen beds, 42" Flat Panel TV, and California Closets. Living Room has large pull out full sectional sleeper leather sofa.

The Master and Guest Showers are a hedonistic experience with Rainfall Showers and 8 surrounding water sprays to immerse you in water pleasure.

The Screened in Tropical private porch overlooks the Deep Water canal with great views of the ocean while the overhead porch fans cool you in the 8 person Hot Spring Jacuzzi. Enjoy the state of the art Jacuzzi with enough massaging jets to keep you smiling for some time. There is seating for 6-8 with comfortable Sofas, chairs and coffe table for tropical style conversations. Large sliding Porch doors open the house and master bedroom to the outside for great access to Jacuzzi and Screened in Porch.

The House overlooks a beautiful private airstrip that allows for private aircraft and owners to fly in and access their tropical homes.

And speaking of world class entertainment! The State of the art Audio-visual system with surround sound fills the house and porch with the music of your choice. Flat Panel Plasma TV's in each room allow for majestic visual experiences.

All the Audio and visual entertainment is controlled by a easy to use LCD remote. The house was designed with a unique lighting system that allows you to create endless moods of lighting for your pleasure. Have fun directing the lights!

The house is Internet Ready with high speed wireless access for your laptop computer needs. Printer and copier also available if needed.

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More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

About The Owner

I am currently a Captain on the A-320 for a Commerical Airline. I retired from the USAF as a LtCol and was a pilot on the F-16, HC-130 and T-38.

The Owner purchased this house in 2006

Why The Owner chose Summerland Key

The Florida Keys is without a doubt one of the most beautiful places on the Planet. And Summerland Key's location to Looe Key for diving and fishing is amazing.

What makes this house unique

My Tropical Villa at Summerland Key is on one of the most beautiful Deep Water flow through canals in the lower Keys, Included in your vacation are 4 new tandem Kayaks and 6 bikes for your touring pleasure. The house is a wonderful tropical getaway for your family to enjoy.


Summerland Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) Beautiful 4 Posted Tropical Wood Bed accomadating two and has very comfortable Pillow Top Mattress, Queen size Beds (2) Second Guest Bedroom has two very comfortable Queen Beds and can accomadate four , Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Leather Living Room Sofa Sectional has very comfortable Double Bed Pullout and can accomadate two.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
State of the art Audio/Visual Systems with surround Sound, Large Flat Panel TV's in each room, Custom Master and Guest Shower with Rainfall Shower heads and surround water jacuzzi jets.


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Canal Front (Deep Water) Tropical Villa
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Jan 2017 Vacay - AMAZING!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I were so impressed with this beautiful home! We were looking for something spacious and updated for a winter vacation and this property certainly delivered! Everything that we could have needed was at our fingertips. Kayaks, bikes and underwater gear for outdoor play...fantastic electronics and hot tub for when we wanted to relax. We never wanted for anything as everything was so thoughtfully provided and so accessible. The bedrooms are very spacious and the beds were very comfy! The showers were awesome and the home is BEAUTIFULLY decorated! We have two little boys, so we did put some sculptures "up" on the (expansive) kitchen countertop just to make sure nothing was damaged. ;)

I truly could go on and on. This MADE OUR TRIP! We did activities around Summerland Key and many activities on Key West. We had an amazing time but truly - the house really added to our overall vacation! I would highly recommend this property to anyone and plan on visiting again myself!! It was amazing!! Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, DC

Perfect Christmas in the Florida Keys!

  • 5 of 5

If there were 6-stars available, this rental would get it! Could not ask for anything more in this Rental! Coming from the cold/chaotic North we were greeted with a warm 82 degrees and an amazingly elegant home for our week. Everything you could possibly want or need is here. The owner (Bob) has thought of everything to accommodate his renters as the house is exquisite – trust that no detail has been spared!

Whether you’re adventurous to take on kayaking, biking or scuba diving (yes, full kitted-out scuba gear/equipment) all are fully provided and available for use – or after a full day of fun/sun, just relaxing and chilling in the hot tub overlooking the canal, this rental will not disappoint. Almost every evening we found ourselves out on the screened porch taking in the beautiful sunsets overlooking the canal, often while sitting in the hot tub. After the sun went down it was great to unwind and relax in the spacious living room which has the most modern entertainment options available. There is unlimited movie, audio or gaming options available at the touch of a button with a state-of-the-art audio system. Excellent for watching tv but we would turn on our favorite music channel and listen to it throughout the house, on the porch sitting in the hot tub, the patio, bedroom – and yes, even in the bathroom! The house is equipped with Wi-Fi so we had no trouble sending out pictures to our family and friends of the beautiful sunsets we took during the week and on Christmas.

We travel alot and cleanliness is very important to us and we were thrilled with the condition – no concerns here. The place was immaculate! Beds are comfy, clean towels & linens available and if you have an extended stay, washer and dryer are readily available for use. Outside you have lounge chairs, full-size grill and a large hammock out back on the patio. Great continual breeze while sitting beside the canal and two large lounging swings that we also spent quite a bit of time on – they are a nice addition to this amazing property.

Excellent location…we found two restaurants we really enjoyed – Kiki’s Sand Bar – Bar and Grille in Little Torch Key and Chico’s Cantina in Stock Island on the way to Key West. Murray’s Market is a short drive from the house if you want to grab a great steak to throw on the grill.

We cannot say enough great things about the house and the owner! We are already looking for the next available time to return back.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Suwanee, Ga

Perfect Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This villa was just perfect for our family of 4 to get away for 2 weeks! Our teenage boys were never bored, we used the bicycles, the paddle boards, the kayaks, and the dock out front to park our rented fishing boat. Bob though of everything, the villa has everything you need, is clean, comfortable, has plenty of televisions and places to lounge for reading. The kitchen is great and we enjoyed cooking the fish we caught on our fishing trips. I give this an all around A+ and absolutely recommend it for families! We hope to go back in the future and also, Bob was a great business person who communicated well and there was a never a worry about the business end of things. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orangeville Canada

We wish all our rentals were this great !

  • 5 of 5

We have rented this terrific 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom wonderful place for two years in a row. Unfortunately

for us, it is already booked for future winter months, so we are now looking again and just can't find anything

available as good as this place for the price.

The owner has fully furnished this place from comfortable furniture and beds, to everything you need in the kitchen and modern equipment including tv's, stereo, wine bar, computer, hot tub and all appliances. He is

also meticulous about maintaining everything.

We are very active seniors, so we are out jogging, kayaking, biking and playing tennis each day. We do have

our own kayaks and bikes, but for those of you who don't there are bikes, kayaks and paddleboards for you to enjoy.

We love this area and found some of the best food was take out from Low Key Fisheries at mile marker 22.5, where you can buy wonderful fresh conch salad, calamari, coleslaw, smoked fish (my favourite is their smoked fish dip, Scottish salmon and hog fish) and fresh local shrimp (including the Key West Pink Shrimp), crab claws to die for, or cook your own hog fish or grouper (Bob has supplied an excellent barbeque at the house). The other wonderful take out (they also have two little tables if you are biking through and would like to eat there) is Keys Cuisine. They cook wonderful local fresh fish (ask for the basket, skip the bread and go for double home made pineapple slaw).

The only two restaurants we really enjoy and frequent in the area are Square Grouper, for finer dining, excellent food and The Wharf, which is very casual, very friendly staff, not exceptional food, but just fine.

We are sorry we aren't able to return, but hope you will be able to and we know Bob will take great care

of you.

The only thing we would caution people about is that it is not good for people with physical disabilities as it

is one high flight of stairs and no elevator.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beyond Expectations!!!

  • 5 of 5

Starting with our first reply until after we left one could not ask for a better experience with a VRBO rental. Bob took the time to not only answer questions about his place but the area as well. The home is exactly as shown, although the pictures do not do it justice. We were there for a month and not once did we say oh I wish we would have brought this. Everything you could think of was in the home. This home is a perfect getaway for a family. The furnishing were very comfortable, everything is well thought out. Only negative was the kids didn't like the pullout when more family came to visit. Great floor plan and quality workmanship through out. The house it self is amazing every modern convenience you could think of and then some. It is wired throughout for both sound and light. Great to relax in the hot tub after a full day with the music playing in the background!

We took full advantage of the bikes and kayaks that come with the rental, ( no extra fee) . We went for Bike rides, great paths in the Keys! We explored the mangroves and bay with the kayaks. Everything is top of the line and in great working order. One look at the hanger and you will know the owner Bob is anal and keeps his place in fantastic condition. I'm talking eat off the garage floor clean! The yard was perfect, the dock set up great for getting on and off the kayaks with the step down. Easy access to the Atlantic. The fish cleaning station was perfect after a successful day of fishing! Grill was handy as well to cook the catch. Hammock and chairs didn't get much use to many fun things to do to waste time sitting around.

There is a local contact as well who responds to any question or need that may arise if Bob is out of touch. Super nice people. For any one wondering if renting a home with a run way out front is a nuisance I can assure you we can count on one hand the number of planes that took off the entire month we were there. In fact we never got to see one land or take off you would just catch a quick sound when headed down the run way.

The location of this home is fantastic, easy access to Looe Key and great fishing. Twenty miles to Key West or Marathon, but no reason to go to either with all this area offers.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property to any one, we have used VRBO many times in the past, this is by far the best. No one wanted to leave! Can't wait to return!!! Thank you Bob for a wonderful experience we enjoyed it tremendously,wish it didn't go so fast

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We can't wait to return

  • 5 of 5

I never give out a 5 star rating, but not to do so for this place, would be unfair.

This a unique place in that instead of a regular garage, it is a hangar garage, as

there is a private airstrip for the small plane enthusiasts, right outside the drive.

Our first impression of the place was how immaculate even the garage was and this

carries through to the upstairs living area. The beautifully finished interior is totally updated with top, quality beds, couches, televisions, washer and dryer. We are seniors and frankly didn't want to touch some of the electronics as he has the latest of

everything and we didn't want to break anything.

There is a relaxing hot tub in the screened in porch that is perfect to enjoy the

sunset or beautiful stars at night.

There are four double kayaks, two paddle boards (a lot of fun and better to see

the fish and manatee from), several bikes. The owner keeps everything in top


This home is on a very clean canal and even kayaking it only took us 10 mins to get

to the open water.

There isn't an elevator up to the living quarters, so this place would not be good for

a person in a wheelchair or severe joint problems, but we highly recommend for everyone


The location is terrific to get to Key West (35 min drive), to get in your boat and

get out into great waters to snorkel,scuba or fish and there are some wonderful little restaurants and fresh fish stores within 5 mins.

This is a place that we look after like our own and we have already booked to return.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Square Grouper
"Outstanding dining in Summerland Key. You will not be disappointed!"

Whoa! Where do we begin? Bring your boat (Local Boat Rentals also available) and launch from the canal dock in your backyard and navigate the deep water canal to the beautiful waters and reefs in the Keys.

Divers will appreciate the quick access to Looe Key National park for some great finger reef diving. The Aldolphous Bush wreck dive provides a deep 80-100 foot wonderful diving experience. From world class deep sea fishing, lobstering, snorkeling, scuba diving,

kayaking, sailing, and just plain 'ole swimming-the waters of Summerland Key can't be beat!

For the biking enthusiasts several mountain riding bikes are provided for your enjoyment around the island. Also kayaks are available for your use for your kayaking adventures in your backyard canal enroute to the ocean in search of playful Dolphin and swimming Iguanas!

You are 20 minutes from Downtown Key West when you need to indulge in all the shopping and fine eating establishments of Duval street.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee-House-Jacuz $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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