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Your hammock awaits under the palms, big enough for two overlooking the water...

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Last updated: 03/22/2016

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  • Minimum stay:28 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Slip into your own private paradise in the beautiful Florida Keys! Our private waterfront home is located in the prestigious Doctor's Arm area of Big Pine Key inside the Key Deer Sanctuary. It is a spacious 2/2 with a beautiful fully updated interior, tropically decorated and equipped with everything you need for an unforgettable fishing, diving, or simply relaxing vacation.

We are located on a deep water canal front with across the way privacy overlooking only the water and the mangroves. Our waterway is just adjacent to a major boating channel that provides fast and easy access to both the Gulf and the Atlantic. Flats fishing, reef fishing, snorkeling and diving are all just a short boat ride away from your own dock. No boat, no problem, fish or snorkel from the renowned No Name Bridge right around the corner.

Looe Key, one of the only living reefs in North America, and the incredible back country are easily navigable and accessible. Spend the afternoon on the beach or swimming in the clear warm waters. Every variety of tropical fish play on the reefs and pods of dolphin are a common site in our bay. Bahia Honda Beach is just a few miles away, voted the second most beautiful beach in the nation and a popular spot for snorkeling. The Old Wooden Bridge Fish Camp and marina is just around the corner where you may launch or rent your own boat.

Use our bicycles or two-man kayak to get around the quiet streets and waterways of the neighborhood, relax in the large hammock overlooking the water, or cozy up in front of our outdoor fireplace. Sliding glass doors open onto a large, wraparound upstairs deck where you can sip your favorite cocktail while taking in the sunset. After dark the view even improves with a spectacular star and meteor show.

Looking for something more exciting? Hang with the locals and grab the best pizza at the world famous, historic No Name Pub just down the street; or hop in the car for a quick run to Key West for 5 star dining, dancing, and live music. Historic Old Town Key West offers up nightly sunset celebrations, art, shopping and casual to fine dining all within walking distance of Duval Street.

Return from the exciting nightlife to your own private home where the endangered Key Deer may pay you a visit. Big Pine is the National Key Deer Refuge, and nightly sightings of these tiny, gentle creatures are common. Big Pine is also the home of the Great White Heron Refuge and while you clean your fish or cook your catch they will gladly keep you company.

At the end of the evening, enjoy a wonderful night's rest on our new, posturpedic, pillow top beds. Maybe tune the stereo to local jazz, scan the U-Verse / DVR, explore our extensive DVD library...or just relax with a good book, because in the morning your island adventure begins again! Unforgettable. You will be planning your return before your departure. This is not a just a vacation rental, this is your home away from home.

Keywords: House, Villa, Waterfront, Private, Canalfront, Keys

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Preference for mature guests as our neighborhood is very quiet...moreless

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome:

    Games, movies, books, bikes, double kayak, double hammock, fishing, walk to lunch, explore the island, play putt putt...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 2-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Sofa Convertible in living room: 1 double

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  • Pillowtop, Queen size Beds (2). New Serta Posturpedic pillowtop in master; and new pillow top, softsided, waveless orthopedic water based bed in 2nd bedroom. Both provide maximum comfort and support, wake up refreshed! , Sleeper Sofa (1) for extra guests...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    En suite to Master Bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Central Air Conditioning, Pillow Top Beds, Queen Size in MBR Sealy Posturepedic. Queen (orthopedic, soft sided, water based bed, new), in BR2, brand new carpet both bedrooms. Pull Out Double Sofa, WIFI, Cable TV , DVD, DVR LR and MBR, HDTV Flat Screen in LR, Bluray in LR, Videos, 150+ late release DVD's, Stereos, CD Players, Books and Games, New Refrigerator w/Ice Maker, Glass Top Range, Coffee Maker, Blender, Griddle, City Water, Laundry supplies, Ceiling Fans, Outdoor Wraparound Deck, Patio Furniture, Charcoal Grill (BBQ), Grill utensils, cutting boards, Oversized Hammock, Games, Books, Bicycles, Double Kayak, 60ft of Dockage w/ electric and water, deep draft, Fish Cleaning Station, Boat Rental Nearby, Shopping, Restaurants & Library Nearby, Across Canal Privacy, Waterviews, Quiet Neighborhood, Nicely Furnished and Totally Updated, No Pets or Smoking, thank you!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Good collection of books and magazines...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Blue Ray and DVD player ...moreless

  • Games:

    Games available...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    ATT U-Verse, 230 channels with DVR in every room and High Speed WiFi...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Blue tooth through TV sound bar with woofer...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View:

    View of canals from both front and back of home. ...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Located on a deep water, navigable canal, just a few lots away from Spanish Channel, fully marked to backcountry or reef...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Seats four expands with leaf to seat 6...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    New and efficient Central air and heat with UV light for allergies...moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    Highspeed WIFI and Cable TV ATT Uverse with DVR's...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    Double sized carport...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    New Central Heat and Air...moreless

  • Internet:

    Highspeed...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All bedding, linens, towels, pillows provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Extra large and bright with plenty of views and flow through when windows open...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Room for trailer and parking on both sides of home; two cars fit under cover of primary carport...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Plenty of bath and beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full size new energy efficient washer dryer combo...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Highspeed...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    All utensils you may need are provided....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fancy and everyday dishware and plenty of utensils and cooking tools. Stainless cookware....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    New frig with icemaker and glass top range. Everything you reach for will be there from blender to griddle, from coffee maker to garlic press...complete!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Self cleaning...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    With filtered water icemaker...moreless

  • Stove:

    Flat glass top range with range with digital controls...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Open deck upstairs surrounds entire home with views of waterways...moreless

  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio:

    Wraparound deck with 360 degree views...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Sea Eagle double inflatable kayak with all gear...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Large teak table on deck with umbrella...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Beautiful tropical landscaping adds to privacy!...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall
Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2016
28 night min stay

$3,350
Winter Dec 2016 & Jan 2017
Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2017
28 night min stay

$3,950
Summer Lobster 2017
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2017
28 night min stay

$4,750
My Standard Rate
28 night min stay

$3,350
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Cleaning $150

Notes:

15% down holds reservation, balance due upon check in, 12.5% tax, 28 night minimum stay


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Calendar

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Location

Scuba Diving, Looe Key, Deep Water and Back Country Fishing, Dock and Bridge Fishing, Boat Rental and Marina, Nature Walks, Little Palm Island, Live Theater - Key West, Museums - Mel Fisher, Movie Rental, Sightseeing - Key West, Jet Skiing /Rentals, No Name Pub, Beachcombing - Bahia Honda, Moped Riding - Key West, Live Music, Dancing, Festivals, Charter Boats, Sunset Sails, Navy Base, Aquarium - Key West, Wedding Services, Churches, Weekend Flea Market, VFW, Moose Lodge, Heron Refuge, Key Deer Refuge, Bahia Honda State Park, Dive Shops, Sea Camp, Backcountry Charters, Bonefishing, Lobstering, Dolphin Watching, Conch Train - Key West, 5 Star Dining - Key West, Fantasy Fest, Cat Man, Sunset Celebrations, Escaping

 

Owner info

About the owner: My husband and I are Florida natives who grew up diving in the Keys. Each work week for years we always had one eye on the calendar trying to figure out a way to go visit. Although technical types by profession, a pilot and engineer, we always felt a strong connection to the ocean and nature of the Keys hoping to live there one day. Much older now, even though we have traveled many places, we still catch ourselves checking the calendar, anxious to get home to Big Pine. Our returning guests all do the very same. It seems there is a special balance of life here that all at once amazes and amuses, then eventually lulls each one of us into happy submission. We know you will love it as much as we do!

Why the Owner Chose Doctor's Arm, Big Pine Key, FL, USA:
Our home is located in the Big Pine Key Deer Sanctuary and Great White Heron Refuge. It is also in Doctor's Arm which is not only a beautiful, quiet community, but also adjacent to Spanish Channel, which is easily navigable to Looe Key Reef or the Backcountry. Close to everything, yet a world away in peace and nature...and privacy across the canal is wonderful when relaxing in the yard or on the deck.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Key Deer in the yard each day! Mangrove across canal, not another residence. Very close to Spanish Channel on a private canal which is quickly and easily traveled. Beautifully decorated, a 360 degree deck; plus we live there ourselves much of the year, which makes it a home more than a rental, very well equipped and comfy. Premium bedding in both rooms, completely updated, bicycles, double kayak and double hammock for use too. This year we just came open only due to our regular guests health concerns, so take quick advantage!


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Your hammock awaits under the palms, big enough for two overlooking the water...

    Your hammock awaits under the palms, big enough for two overlooking the water...

  • Canal just around the corner from easily navigable Spanish Channel & boat ramp.

    Canal just around the corner from easily navigable Spanish Channel & boat ramp.

  • Master bedroom has a private bath, ortho pillow top, tv, stereo, dvd, ..and view

    Master bedroom has a private bath, ortho pillow top, tv, stereo, dvd, ..and view

  • Our lawn crew on break! Located in the heart of the Key Deer & Heron Refuge

    Our lawn crew on break! Located in the heart of the Key Deer & Heron Refuge

  • Tropically decorated, immaculate, perfect... and waiting for your arrival.

    Tropically decorated, immaculate, perfect... and waiting for your arrival.

  • Relax with a favorite cocktail and watch all the 'action' from your private deck

    Relax with a favorite cocktail and watch all the 'action' from your private deck

  • Your home away from home, as seen from the 60' dock and bait table :) ...

    Your home away from home, as seen from the 60' dock and bait table :) ...

  • Are you here yet?

    Are you here yet?

  • Living area is bright and sunny & opens to dining and deck w/ full entertainment

    Living area is bright and sunny & opens to dining and deck w/ full entertainment

  • Quiet neighborhood with water views all around, star and comet views all evening

    Quiet neighborhood with water views all around, star and comet views all evening

  • Bahia Honda Beach, only 3 miles away!  Picnic, read, sun, snorkel, sleep...

    Bahia Honda Beach, only 3 miles away! Picnic, read, sun, snorkel, sleep...

  • Dining looks over porch with a view, fully equipped kitchen, new with view too!

    Dining looks over porch with a view, fully equipped kitchen, new with view too!

  • Manatee over for a visit in the back 'yard'

    Manatee over for a visit in the back 'yard'

  • ...Squeaky is anxious to meet you!

    ...Squeaky is anxious to meet you!

  • Tropical front entrance, view from the birdfeeder in the buttonwood tree...

    Tropical front entrance, view from the birdfeeder in the buttonwood tree...

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This listing was first published here in 2002.

Date last modified - Thursday, July 14, 2016

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