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Best Kept Secret! Piratehead Cove, Waterfront Tropical Paradise

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Last updated: 06/10/2016
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  • Minimum stay:28 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Located within Key West city limits, we are in one of Key West's only waterfront neighborhoods.
Our living reef(illuminated at night), just steps from your door, is home to a myriad of tropical fish, and is frequently visited by manatee, dolphins, sea turtles and other tropical sea friends.
We are about 4 miles from Smather's Beach, downtown and world famous Duval Street. We are half a mile from the 18 hole golf course, liquor and convenience stores and some great local restaurants and bars. We are 2 miles from the airport, & shopping. Pirate Head Cove is the best of both worlds! Close enough for downtown action when you want it, and quiet enough to relax when you don't!

Your rental comes with 4 Cruiser bicycles for your use, kayaks, water toys, a cooler for the beach. If you play the guitar, let us know, we will lend you one!

Immaculate and elegant waterfront house with 2 queen bedrooms.
Piratehead Cove is ideal for honeymooners, 2 adult couples or a family with up to 3 children under 12.

Fully equipped kitchen with oak breakfast bar, dining table, modern designer-bath with slate-tiled shower, gleaming hardwood floors, covered patio with outdoor dining furniture, central air, cable TV & wireless internet. Professionally landscaped tropical garden setting by prominent Key West landscape artist.
Just a few steps across the yard to dive off the deck into the crystal clear ocean, or sun yourself on the patio. Includes bedding, towels, linens, deck towels, beach towels, dishes and cookware, limited spices and condiments. Gas grill, 6 person hot tub and off-street parking for one vehicle.
After a busy day downtown, come home and relax in the hot tub and watch the sunset!

**Maximum occupancy 2 couples or 1 couple with up to 3 children under 12. Please specify ages and number of all persons staying.

Our rates are not negotiable, (as we provide many amenities that you would pay extra for elsewhere). We cannot accept animals due to guest allergies. Thanks for your understanding. We do not rent to college students or spring breakers, sorry. PirateHead Cove is not a party house.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    This is NOT a party house. No spring-breakers or college parties/bachelor parties etc. Suitable for maximum of 2 adult couples (over 25) or 1 couple and 2 children 6 -16. ...moreless

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Non Smoking Only:

    There is a designated smoking area outdoors....moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Not suitable for children under 6....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2

    ...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2) In separate bedrooms, accommodates 4 adults (2 couples. Guest house is suitable for 2 adult couples or a family with 2 non-adult children (unless those children can share the other bedroom). We can accommodate a family with 2 (non-adult) children who need separate beds using a cot. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2

    Indoor bathroom(sink & toilet) beside hot tub, & 7' shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: outdoor shower

    Handy solar shower for rinsing after ocean swim/scuba ...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    3 pc modern w/xtra large slate shower, pedestal sink, toilet...moreless

  • 2 full.

Other Amenities

  • Our private, self-contained owner/manager apartment suite is conveniently located at the entrance to PirateHead Cove, so there is usually someone onsite to handle late arrivals, emergencies, tourist info. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    1 Fender acoustic guitar upon request, tropical CDs and player...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Oceanfront:

    Dive, snorkel, swim within steps of the door! 12 feet deep off the deck and 30 ft deep by 300 feet across to the mangroves..then it is nothing but Atlantic from there! Easy boat access to Key West and Smather's Beach....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Breakfast bar with chairs and drop leaf table and chairs...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All towels, including deck and beach towels....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Open plan with beautiful view of the ocean. Couch, love seat and drop leaf table....moreless

  • Parking:

    For one vehicle or 2 small cars if you agree to park behind each other. ***Sorry, no boat trailer parking available....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Can accommodate 1 vehicle* for guesthouse only unless other arrangements made in advance. See parking. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Shared laundry....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    High Speed...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Open plan with breakfast bar...moreless

  • Microwave

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    4 Jamis Taxi Cruisers Use during daylight hours only....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    (2) upper and lower decks with 2 swim ladders to the reef and ocean, solar shower, hot tub and deck bathroom....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2- 2 person Kayaks, 2 single person kayaks with lifejackets Use during daylight hours only....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Outdoor gas grill with side element....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Floaties and limited snorkelling gear (fins and masks)....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Private 6 person hot tub with lights and mini water feature....moreless

 

Reviews

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

$5,500
High Season
Oct 1 - May 31, 2017
28 night min stay

$6,500
My Standard Rate
28 night min stay
$209
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Property Damage Protect $89
  • Cleaning Fee $200
  • Tax Rate 5%

Notes:

Rates may vary for special events and holidays. June 1, 2016 - Sept 30, 2016 rates will be $5500/month. We do not accept bookings of less than 28 nights unless approved in writing.

To book PirateHead Cove, we require a deposit of 20% (Plus the $89 insurance fee at time of booking). 30 days prior to booking we require 50% of balance, remainder is due upon arrival. Visa, MasterCard, Discover cash, certified check or money order. You may receive a 100% refund of your deposit if your booking is cancelled in writing 90 days before the date of arrival.


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Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 06/10/2016
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Location

1.5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Key West International Airport
0.05 Miles
Nearest Barpub
HogFish Bar and Grill, Rusty Anchor
0.05 Miles
Nearest Golf
Key West 18 Hole Golf Course
0.05 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Roostica, El Mocho, Chicos Cantina, Rusty Anchor
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Smather's Beach

Car: Recommended

You can snorkel or scuba dive on our living reef and in the semi private lagoon. Dive into the ocean & swim off the deck. Most of the year the ocean is hot tub warm! Tropical fish abound, manatee are regulars here.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: Jeff is a well-known professional musician, (played with the likes of Charlie Daniels and the Gatlin Brothers), a pilot and licensed Captain. Michele is a retired university professor and renowned Canadian visual artist and writer. We fell in love with Key West the minute we got here! Romance abounds, so many places to get away by yourselves. Key West is exciting! Unlimited things to do with others (nightlife, events, music, fishing, exploring). We live onsite at PirateHead Cove to maintain the property. We are very discreet and most likely you will not encounter us after your check in, unless the property needs attention. The house is fully self-contained, inaccessible from the owner's suite and vice-versa, with entrances and parking on opposite ends and sides of the house. The decks, waterfront, hot tub, etc. are not shared and are for guests only. Key West is culturally rich, from the symphony to the literary fair to Sunset at Mallory Square. With all the artists, performers and artisans, abundance of water activities and fishing, to the unique and diverse restaurants,.... you'll find that the only problem with Key West, is that you won't want to leave!!

Why the Owner Chose Stock Island, FL, USA:
Key West is home to festivals galore from Fantasy Fest, Parrot Heads in Paradise (MOTM), Schooner Wharf Wrecker's Cup, Gay Pride and Women's Fest, Lobsterfest, Yacht and Powerboat races, and arts and music festivals too numerous to mention! From families, cruise vacationers, alternative lifestyles of all kinds to weekend vacationers, EVERYONE is welcome in Key West! Whatever your pleasure, you'll find pleasure here. ~Fair Winds!~

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The best thing about PirateHead Cove is that we are close enough to downtown to be there in minutes, but we are far enough away to escape if you want to chill a bit without the crowds and noise. You can bike to the beach, or downtown(one of the best ways to visit Key West and tour the gorgeous Victorian architecture) or find that unique restaurant hidden just off the beaten path! We are half a mile from the golf course, some cool local restaurants and convenience and liquor stores. We have a beach cooler, beach towels and chairs for your use, plus 4 Cruiser bicycles, a guitar (if you play!), and kayaks. You can relax in the hot tub or sun yourself on the patio. The property has enough room to sleep 4 (2 adult couples or 1 adult couple and 3 children under 12) in the 2 (queen) bedroom guesthouse. Schools of tropical fish, visits by our local manatee, dolphins, and sea turtles are just some of the wonders you can see right from our patio! PirateHead Cove boasts a beautiful natural living reef, and the water is 45 feet deep and 300 feet across to mangroves and the Atlantic. The cove is a wonderful place to kayak, scuba dive, snorkel or swim. In the summer the crystal clear water reaches the high eighties and low nineties..Step off the deck into the ocean..you are right there!


Contact us

Speaks: english, french

 

Photos

  • Guest Jumping off the deck

    Guest Jumping off the deck

  • Deckside, one of our resident manatee greets a guest!

    Deckside, one of our resident manatee greets a guest!

  • Bricked pathway through tropical gardens

    Bricked pathway through tropical gardens

  • Queen Bedroom (2 identical in Guest House)

    Queen Bedroom (2 identical in Guest House)

  • Deck and Hot Tub

    Deck and Hot Tub

  • Deck and Hatteras

    Deck and Hatteras

  • PirateHead Cove's Living Reef - Mangrove Snappers and Parrotfish

    PirateHead Cove's Living Reef - Mangrove Snappers and Parrotfish

  • Deck Bathroom

    Deck Bathroom

  • Private resident only canal 300 ft across, 45 ft deep

    Private resident only canal 300 ft across, 45 ft deep

  • Tiki lights on the deck

    Tiki lights on the deck

  • Upper patio dining

    Upper patio dining

  • View from hot tub

    View from hot tub

  • Sunset from the Deck at PirateHead Cove

    Sunset from the Deck at PirateHead Cove

  • Snorkelling the living reef off the deck

    Snorkelling the living reef off the deck

  • Kitchen and Breakfast Bar in Guest House

    Kitchen and Breakfast Bar in Guest House

  • Deck, solar shower tables and part of hot tub

    Deck, solar shower tables and part of hot tub

  • Sunrise from PirateHead Cove Deck

    Sunrise from PirateHead Cove Deck

  • Covered patio at Night

    Covered patio at Night

  • Guest holding Stone crab caught at the guest house

    Guest holding Stone crab caught at the guest house

  • Bricked pathway at night with fairy lights

    Bricked pathway at night with fairy lights

  • Covered Patio

    Covered Patio

  • Lower deck under the palm tree

    Lower deck under the palm tree

  • Relax in the hot tub under the moonlight!

    Relax in the hot tub under the moonlight!

  • Magical at night..

    Magical at night..

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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