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Private Estate Waterfront Paradise with Dock & Heated Pool

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Magnificent sunsets and views from a isolated eco-friendly environment.

Located on quiet Big Torch Key just 30 minutes from Key West. Ideal for deep sea and back country fishing, snorkel and scuba diving in the amazing looe Key Reef. Excellent choice for Kayakers, bicyclists, water and nature lovers - We have it all! See a great variety of beautiful birds at environmentally protected wildlife sanctuary.

Just a short 30 minutes drive to the beautiful Key West equipped with all the amenities and entertainment.

Keywords: Private Estate Oceanfront with Dock and Heated Pool

More Details

Donald Groh
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 13, 2017

About Donald Groh

Married with two children, business owner.

Donald Groh purchased this house in 2006

Why Donald Groh chose Big Torch Key

It is a great location for fishing, snorkeling and just having fun and relaxing with my family.

What makes this house unique

Fishing, snorkeling, diving, swimming, relaxing and enjoying the best time with family and friends.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great vacation and made many great memories. We hope to come back soon for more. One week was not enough to do all there is to do and see in this beautiful place! Thank you so much for being such a kind and responsive host. Our dogs loved this place too!!!
Feb 2017
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Big Torch 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:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , This twin beds can be easily converted into a king bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) available upon request only
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Kayaks, bicycles,


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

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Private Estate Waterfront Paradise with Dock & Heated Pool
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 25 reviews
Clearwater Florida

Waterfront Fun To Be Had By All!!

  • 4 of 5

We head to the Keys at least once a year so we are no stranger to this area actually prefer it. This year we invited extra family in so had to hunt for a larger home for six, almost didn’t rent this one as it had no current reviews, but we did and now we will give you the good and bad of it. The house is off the beaten path, literally, you take a gravel road to get to it! To the left is an unfinished home to the right is a full time residence neither of which you see due to wooded area so there is a great sense of privacy and seclusion. WE LOVED how QUIET it was but this might not be for everyone. House sleeps SIX, if you happen to be a party of 8 and 4 are kids that get along you might be able to use the additional sleeping option that is a closet clubhouse hideaway in one of the bedrooms. The sunset views are GREAT from the house balcony, roof deck, and dock. There are plenty of kayaks, paddle boards, snorkels, and fins to go around for a group to play. We saw some cool fish swimming past under the dock and boats tethered to it but no real snorkeling on site. If you tire of the ocean, the pool is refreshing with the sun shade over it and the deck chairs command full sun and are comfortable. There are plenty of bikes available, although most are sized for children but they appear to be in working order. The Volleyball court is not sugar sand, so no diving, but it is there all you have to do is put the net up! We rearranged the ground floor game room, another great feature, to leave the ping pong table open for the week so we could play pool or ping pong during rain delays or after dark, a stand-alone AC at this level keeps it from being stuffy so you can leave it closed off from bugs. Yes as with anywhere in this area the house has bugs! Mosquitoes and no-see-um’s are voracious at dawn and dusk/after dark. Unfortunately the screened porch off the back is aged and sort of like Swiss cheese so best to bring bug spray to enjoy the outdoor areas during these times. This house has the look and feel of a daily live in rather than a rental. If you are bothered by “well broke in” superficial flaws, or personal items being present this might not be your “paradise found” house, it is just not as stream lined as a home used strictly for renters. WE Enjoyed being able to just FLOP DOWN and BE COMFORTABLE in the home without fear of accidents. Overall we had a great week and we thank whoever vacated it to allow us to hang for our own family fun.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, Tx

Relaxing Get Away

  • 5 of 5

The property was everything we were looking for and then some! 10 days was too short. Owners were accommodating and helpful during our stay. If your looking for a quiet getaway this is the place.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2012
  • Stayed: October 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a fabulous week at your house with 3 college kids and 1 high schooler - great time had by all. Thanks so much for the boat tour and the delicious crab. Caught lots of fish and saw lots of wiildlife. Perfect location off the "beaten" path but close enough to be able to get to Key West etc very easily. The house is well equipped and has all the home comforts - we hated to leave!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2012
  • Stayed: March 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you had a great time and we do hope you will back to visit us.
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2 1
Chicago, Illinois

Big Torch Key Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house and location was excellent.............private location...easy access to Key West..great snorkeling and lobstering near by. The house had everything we forgot to bring and then some. Donald and his son were great about giving us a tour and making us feel very much "at home." Don's neighbor said "he would give his shirt off his back to make sure you had a good time"...I believe it. Nice people to deal with.

The pool was clean and the water felt was hot in August.

Would strongly recommend if you enjoy privacy and incredible sunsets.

Thanks much for a great family had a super time.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2011
  • Stayed: August 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Franklin, Wisconsin

The place needs work but we had a fairly god time.

  • 2 of 5

The host was very hospitable and welcoming when he arrived to greet us. And the crabs he brought back from his fishing trip were excellent! The listing for the home was fairly accurate however it was written when the home was relatively new or just prior to putting it up on VRBO. We found numerous things broken, worn out, or unable to be used (bikes, sailboat, volley ball set, chairs and tables, shade umbrellas). The pool skimmer was inoperative and the chlorine dispenser was broken. Screen doors were broken with one with the screen hanging out. The view however was wonderful and we did enjoy the use of the pool as it was. I would have a hard time recommending the property to someone else until things were brought back up to reasonable condition, especially for the rental rate being requested.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2011
  • Stayed: April 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home for family group

  • 5 of 5

Our family, ranging from teenage boys to older grandparents turely enjoyed our stay at your home. The quiet early mornings on the dock right out back was my favorite indulgence. The grandma's had a great time testing out all the great places to sit in the sun or shade and read. The loacation was private but close enough to the action for us to enjoy a few days boating and diving on Looe Key and a day at Key West was an easy undertaking.

The owners were prompt and responsive to all our prevacation inquiries. Don and his son met us on arrival and treated us like old friends and were generous in allowing us to use not only the home but the many recreational items there as well. We enjoyed the kyacks and canoe, and used the snorkling and fishing gear right off the dock. There was so much more we didn't have time to try. We all enjoyed the heated pool.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2011
  • Stayed: February 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and we are very happy to know you enjoyed our home.
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Car: necessary

Great snorkeling, diving, fishing, and kayaking.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Please contact owner at 305 710 7764 for additional rates and information.