|Minimum Stay||28 - 30 nights|
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Boat in, boat out. Inspired by Balinese design this private waterfront retreat has deep-water access and is the ultimate base for the ocean enthusiast. Choose to escape, relax and meditate by the waterfall or head out for a day of adventure on the high seas. While the property is only 5 miles from Duval St, Key West, it is unlikely that you will venture far from this island getaway. Kayak amongst the mangroves in the backcountry playground or dive the Vandenberg, only 20 min. from dock to deck. If Snorkeling in the warm Gulf Stream waters is on the agenda, America’s only barrier reef is minutes from your back door. After a day on the water prepare your bounty of lobster and snapper in the gourmet kitchen, equipped with Viking range or entertain family and friends in the dockside Tiki hut, while admiring the sunset. As the evening draws to a close watch the moonrise from the verandah of the private guest cottage. In the morning step out of bed onto your boat and do it all over again.
Our names are Shawn and Adele. We are avid ocean enthusiasts and world travelers. Shawn is a treasure diver and the Investor Relations manager for Mel Fisher's. Adele is studying for her Masters in Marine Biology and is a Montessori teacher. Adele is originally from Australia and Shawn is from New England.
Shawn Cowles purchased this house in 2002
We love key west and this home is the perfect property for us as boaters.
Shawn and Family,
Thank you so very much for sharing your little piece of heaven with our family. The house is amazingly beautiful & comfortable...& well equipped! And so clean!
It was a joy to stay here- we really loved the deck & enchanting gardens- Everything is so well thought out - We felt as though the whole place embraced us-
We would love to stay again!
The home offers everything needed to have an amazing vacation! This was a multi family vaca so the 3rd guest room being detached from the main home was ideal, giving privacy but still allowing everyone to gather. The decor is far from traditional, which made it that much nicer but the outdoor area, Tiki bar, hottub, and outside shower was the ultimate crowd pleaser. Clean and clear deep water canal made boating a breeze and the location is perfect. I will be back, thank you Shawn :)
Arrived and owner was there to meet us. Everything great for my family and parents. Loved the backyard with canal for fishing, hot tub and bar. Also loved the whole feel of the house with asian features. Cottage in back very comfortable. House has great kitchen, which we used more than we thought we would after catching several dolphin fish😄 and a large table, eating area for the 6 of us. Plenty of room to spread out between activities. House has a great location, about 10 min into Key West and 5 min to the fishing and dolphin charters. Great restaurants nearby in Stock Island as well as Key West. Neighborhood is typical for the Keys, but this house is definitely not!
Was so incredibly pleased with our stay. Definitely recommend!!!!
Great place to stay! This home is in a perfect location, not to mention stocked with just about everything you need. We loved the hot tub and outside patio. The beds are comfortable and the house is cool after a long day in the Florida Keys sun. The kitchen updated and designed for entertainment. The grounds have a very tropical feel and set the vacation mood. The owners are very hospitable and attentive, they made our stay easy and stress free, absolute pleasure to work with. To anyone thinking about renting this home, don't think twice, it is truly a great find and you won't regret it.
This place was exactly as described and provides a true Key West experience just minutes from all the crowds of Duval Street. The house is great and flows nicely to the back deck where we spent the majority of our days. If you have a family of drinkers and loungers, this is the place for you! The back patio had plenty of space for our group of 6 (plus one (1) three year old). We spent our days fishing off the dock and preparing cocktails under the tiki bar while jamming to beach music which plays throughout the house via your ipod/iphone/ipad.. Shawn has done a great job with this house, turning it into a real oasis. As soon as you come through the gate, you are instantly in your own world. Bait shop down the street, CVS and Publix are all close by. Kitchen has everything you need so don't worry about pots or pans (Although you may want to bring a nonstick pan, all were stainless steel). Plenty of towels provided and the house was spotless. Rented scooters a mile or so down the road and Duval is about 3 miles away if you choose to party it up. We had a mixed group of 30 something's and in-laws 60+, all were satisfied and never had one complaint. You will not be disappointed!
I have to say that when I first arrived to the neighborhood I was a little concerned. But the second I stepped through the gates, I was in paradise. The home is a dream. Every wakened moment simply spelled "rest and relaxation". It was just what I needed. Come to this quite get away, you will not be disappointed!
Other Activities: kayaking
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
28 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.