About the property
- House1200 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
Tropical Paradise has been a popular romantic getaway since 2003. This beautifully decorated home with private beach and large floating dock is surrounded by thick, lush, tropical foliage including banana, papaya, palm trees, and many tropical flowers. The master bedroom overlooks the dipping pool and ocean. There are 2 king beds, 2 single beds and 1 queen futon. The screened-in porch encloses with vinyl sliding windows. Kayaks and bikes are provided.
Walkabout Retreat Vacation Rentals
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- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 26, 2018
About Walkabout Retreat Vacation Rentals
I've been in the vacation rental business for 13+ years and specialize in providing lovely water front homes in the lower Florida Keys. I've lived in the Keys for 27 years and love to help my customers create the best vacation experience ever.
Walkabout Retreat Vacation Rentals purchased this House in 1995
Why Walkabout Retreat Vacation Rentals chose Cudjoe Key
The Lower Florida Keys has peace and quiet, nature, tropical living, Bahia Honda State park and Key West.
What makes this House unique
The Tropical Paradise has lush tropical landscape including papayas, bananas, coconuts and other fruits and tropical flowers. The ocean view is one of the best.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Very clean, private, well equipped.
We enjoyed our 5 days at this private, quiet home. There are steps and 2 of our party are handicapped but we made it work. Loved the screened porch, open deck and private dock. Lizards everywhere.
Wonderful home in a pristine setting!
My wife and I rented Tropical Paradise and it was absolutely perfect for our needs and desires. The privacy of the deck, pool, and small sandy area overlooking the ocean was just what she wanted. The available kayaks, bikes, abundant wildlife and peace and quiet was all I wanted. The house itself is sparkling clean and well appointed. It is the perfect place for one or two couples to enjoy the beauty of Cudjoe Key. We will certainly return!
Everything we wanted!
This was our family vacation- my husband & I along with our teenager. We weren't interested in staying someplace crowded, busy or noisy. We wanted the laid back experience while being close to things to do.
THE HOME- This place was CLEAN! I am very particular and let me tell you the place was immaculate! The only thing I felt compelled to clean was the remote control for the TV. Cleanest vacation spot we have ever been in and I am eternally grateful for that! Plenty of space for us. Kitchen was fine for cooking and fully stocked (which I did most nights). Living room had two couches. We brought our Roku with us so we could watch our shows. Internet was great and fast. My kid was in the front bedroom and used the bath across the hall while we stayed in the room overlooking the pool and water. Quiet, peaceful and perfect.
THE EXPERIENCE- We spent our time in the water. We snorkeled along the rock wall by the dock (lots of fish there) and kayaking. The bay is pretty shallow and we even kayaked over to Gopher Key one morning! We never got around to the bicycles but they were there for our use. The dipping pool was great for just lounging and staying cool. We did not use the hot tub (not interested). We used their hammock and brought one of our own so the whole family could hammock together! We would get up early and pick the mangoes off the ground that had fallen- best I have ever tasted. We also did iguana watching as they love sunning themselves on the rock wall! It was a 20 minute or so drive to Key West which we did several times for activities and restaurants. In Cudjoe Key we ate at the Square Grouper (highly recommend). We shopped at the Publix in Key West (never went to the Winn Dixie nearby).
I would not hesitate to return (and hope to) or recommend this highly to anyone looking for a piece of paradise in the Keys!
So glad I changed our plans and found this house!
I had originally reserved a larger house a few streets down from this one. That was when there was going to be a much larger group. However, due to the fact that some friends were unable to commit to a vacation so far out, we had to cancel that house and I found this one.
Tropical Paradise is the perfect name for this house. The views are better than what you'd see on the Travel Channel. I wish I could post some pictures, words just can't do it justice. We spent a week there and had a fantastic time! I brought my boat and we went out fishing and snorkeling just about everyday. Being just 20 minutes or so from Key West we did go into town a few times, but this allowed us to be able to explore more of the Keys and find the secret spots only the locals know about. If you can find it, Boca Chica beach is amazing for exploring and the stories you can hear from the locals are fantastic. There is also a great snorkeling place at the Ram Rod Yacht Club. It's not on a map, but if you ask the right questions, it's supper easy to find.
We cooked most of our meals at the house, but I do wish we had been able to eat them all at Mangrove Mama's. I highly recommend it. Best conch fritters (more conch meat than any we had in Key West) in the Keys and their smoked fish dip is to die for. The house was perfect for two couples. It had everything we needed. The kitchen is fully stocked and the screen porch is perfect for dinner. The pool, while not huge was perfect for relaxing after a long day in the hot sun, or for watching the sun rise. The beds were exceptionally comfortable and my wife loved the sheets so much, she found out the brand and bought a set the moment we got home. Our friends enjoyed the kayaks and going out into the bay to watch the sunsets.
Although there was a little hiccup with getting the deposit in on time, Shannon and Amy worked well with us and were extremely accommodating. The only suggestion I have is to look into accepting payment via Pay-Pal. It is a very safe a secure method of on-line payments and is usually quicker than cashing a check. Overall, I will recommend this house to all of my friends and I am already planning my return trip.
Thank you Shannon and Amy for a fantastic vacation. We will be back.
Checks a Lot of Boxes
Wow, view from back of house is awesome. What a great place to relax for a week! Your backyard is Cudjoe Bay, you have a pool, a hot tub, hammock and accessible kayaks every day. And, they are pet friendly, so dog and daughters were happy, too. Very close to great snorkeling and Key West. If you want to feel secluded, but also close to big fun, this is your place.
My husband and i were very impressed with the property. Beautiful location, lovely home and extremely friendly management. i have recommended this home to several friends.
21 miles from Key West, 15 miles from Bahia Honda State Park which has beautiful beaches. Kayaks come with rental.
Additional information about rental rates
If you would like the convenience of booking directly through VRBO they add on a service fee. If you want to save the fee you can book direct. Google Walkabout Retreats or the name of the house to get to our website.