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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,887 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6

Big Torch Key is reminiscent of the Keys 40 years ago, seclusion and peace invade your senses immediately, sunset views will take your breathe away. Located on 1.4 acres on Niles Channel, in National Key Deer Refuge, the best boating access to the Atlantic (2 miles) and the Gulf (6 miles) in the lower Keys. Torchview has an open floor plan (kitchen/living room/dining room) with a huge master suite king size bed)and two other bedrooms(one with a queen size bed and the other two twins). Completely furnished you'll need for a terrific vacation....just pack your clothes. Fishing, kayaking, swimming and snorkeling off your own 240' boat dock with a 4' draft, you'll have an unparalleled adventure. You Will want to Come back to the Florida Keys!!!

'VIRTUAL TOUR' is available on this site between 'Owner info' and 'Photos' section for your convenience.

WE ARE ON THE PREMISES from Dec to April.

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Kathy Anderson
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2017

About Kathy Anderson

Steven & Kathy searched for the perfect spot in the Lower Keys, came across a diamond in the rough. You guessed it ....TORCHVIEW, with foresight and some hard work managed to make this piece of heaven 'our Paradise'. We know its 'Paradise 'because we have been told so by ALL who stay here. We KNOW you'll feel that way too, COME CHECK IT OUT!

We live in West Michigan when were not in the Keys.

We are on the premises from Dec. to April.

Kathy Anderson purchased this house in 1993

Why Kathy Anderson chose Lower Keys Area

We have bought a house on Cudjoe and built another there too ( both on canals), it was crowded, noisy and our pets had no where to run. We wanted seclusion, privacy, open water and space to breathe. The first time we saw TORCHVIEW WE knew IT was home.

What makes this house unique

The most incredible sunsets at TORCHVIEW will capture the tropical flavor of the Keys without leaving the country. Our views off the deck will give you peace and tranquility. Isn't that what we came for????


Big Torch Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1887 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master-King size bed(1) Guest- Queen size Bed(1) Bedroom 3-Twin Beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Sand Box
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 3 bicycles
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Jan-April Kayaks available to rent 4/$100/wk...2/$50/wk 3 bikes come with the rental of the house MEGA FISH UNDER and AROUND DOCK FOR YOUR SNORKELING PLEASURE SMALL SANDY BEACH AREA : LOUNGING BY THE WATER PARENTS WITH SMALL CHILDREN


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(67 traveler reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 67 reviews

Great home for the entire family

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful setting, perfect waterfront for swimming and snorkeling. Very comfortable home, just bring your swimsuit.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly as described, beautiful waterfront home with everything you need to relax and enjoy.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home on open water. We loved every minute we were there. Snorkeling every day under your own private dock was great. Close to everything and yet very private. Would definitely rent here again. Owners were very helpful

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing location and well-equipped accommodations - a perfect Lower Keys experience

  • 5 of 5

This was my first trip to Torchview, but guaranteed that it's not the last. I knew Big Torch would be quiet and peaceful, but I had no idea how great it could be. The views are even better than advertised, including some amazingly clear water around the dock where I must have seen a dozen different types of sea life. I watched every sunrise and every sunset from the 360 patio. The sounds of the trees and the water and the birds added an unforgettable soundtrack to the entire week. The unit had everything we needed, and was comfortable, clean, spacious, and quiet. Long story short - a great experience & value, and we'll be back!!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Daddy's Birthday

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd trip to Torchview. Have already booked our 4th trip! I was looking for a place to celebrate my Daddy's 70th Birthday and stumbled across Torchview. It had everything I was looking for, I had no idea once we got there it would be so much more! The dock and artificial reef are the best, we never left except to go get more bait. The house is clean and gives you the most beautiful sunsets. The bedrooms and bathrooms are large and comfortable. The kitchen is perfectly set up. If you are looking for peace and quiet this is it! They have a very large yard perfect for pets. But mine prefer the water and dock. There is no road traffic which is another blessing. It is conveniently located to Big Pine Key where the Winn Dixie is. By the way Winn Dixie has recently renovated and rivals Publix in Key West. Torchview is also about 28 miles from Key West if you are in to that sort of thing! We took our boat this year and Steve provided us with tips. We took the boat out everyday and never left sight of the house and caught fish at every stop! This is the ONLY place that will fulfill your dream getaway!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another awesome vacation at Torchview!

  • 5 of 5

For the 3rd time my husband, dogs and I took a wonderful relaxing vacation at Torchview. The artificial reef that has been cultivated under the dock is phenomenal! Relaxing on the dock and snorkeling under it are so relaxing and magical. And when the wind gets down enough so we can take a boat out to dive at Looe Key, we can keep the boat at the dock at Torchview. Those are the reasons we keep coming back. Add on top of it the well laid out home, great kitchen, fantastic sunsets over Niles Channel, and lovely grounds that are very isolated from traffic, and Torchview cannot be beat for a wonderful vacation in the keys where you are close enough to travel out to great eating and activities, but still tucked away in your own waterfront paradise in the Keys. It is Way Cool!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and our 3 kids and I stayed at this wonderful house for the week and it was awesome! We absolutely loved the location and seclusion that this home provided. The dock was wonderful and the sunsets amazing. Had a fun time snorkeling and swimming with the sharks right off the pier!!! The house had everything that we could have asked for and had a very well stocked kitchen. This was very important to us since we do a lot of cooking. Spent a day at Looe Key and had just a wonderful time overall at this home. Kathy was very understanding and accommodating to a few issues that we had and called to check on us while we were there. Could not ask for a better vacation for a very water oriented family. We hope to get back down soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Key West
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Looe Key Tiki - Boondocks
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Key West----Marathon
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Looe Key - Boondocks
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Bahia Honda
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Big Torch Key House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
CLEAN FEE $200 + Tax
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 12.5%

No discounts for multiple weeks unless posted
Sat- Sat bookings only
OWNERS ON PREMISES : DEC 2015 -- April 2016

2016 RATES: $2200/ WEEK $200/clean fee
NEW YEARS: DEC 30-JAN 6, 2017

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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