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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 28 nights


About the property

Waterfront home, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)


Welcome to 'Shangri-La'. This is where you can RELAX and ENJOY the TRANQUIL beauty of the sun, sea & sand of the Florida Keys. Spend the afternoon 'lazying around' on the spacious screened porch/lanai or the large open deck overlooking the canal.

This CANAL-FRONT HOME is furnished in classic Keys style. This three-bedroom, two-bath home has everything you could want for your tropical vacation getaway! Six people sleep comfortably with one king-sized bed in the master bedroom, one queen-size in the second bedroom, and two single beds in the third bedroom.

Master bedroom has TV, a private full bath and a double sized closet. A fully equipped kitchen with everything you would need to cook the simplest meals or a gourmet specialty; for your comfort, there are paddle fans in each room along with central air conditioning. Ceramic tile flooring throughout home, screened in porch overlooking canal and an extra large open side deck, great for sunning. A grill is available for cooking your catch!

'Shangri-La' is also a FISHERMAN'S PARADISE.....bring your boat because we're only MINUTES TO THE OCEAN and some of the best BACK-COUNTRY FISHING around! Take a day to enjoy the many wonders of Key West or enhance your tan at Bahia Honda State Park (boat rentals also available nearby for fishing, snorkeling, diving, etc). We're only one canal (approx. 500 ft) in from the open water!

Other sites and activities: Deep sea & back country fishing, glass-bottom boats tour undersea parks, Easy access to Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary ~ an excellent SCUBA and snorkeling site for people of all skill levels; parasailing and skydiving, windsurfing and jet skiing, famous 'watering holes,' fabulous restaurants and entertainment, unique shops, historic sites, and so much more. Something for everyone, you'll never run out of things to do in the fabulous Florida Keys. 'Shangri-La' is a GREAT PLACE FOR A VACATION.... plan yours today!

There is a walking and biking path right outside our door!

Be sure to check out the comments/reviews (scroll down to bottom of page) left from previous guests. You'll want to add your own after your stay!

Keywords: Canal-front Home, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, open water, fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, back country

More Details

Lois DeSalvo
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Lois DeSalvo

Enjoying good times in Paradise!

Hope you make lots of good memories while staying at Shangri-La II!

Why Lois DeSalvo chose Cudjoe Key

My husband discovered this little Key called 'Cudjoe' when he was invited to help a friend move from NJ in 1984. He fell in love with the crystal clear Caribbean water and the warm year round climate. We knew this was the place we wanted to build our retirement home. Close enough to the excitement of Key West and only minutes to some of the best fishing spots and restaurants around. This is the second home we've built and owned in Cudjoe and are looking forward to retiring in the Keys very soon!

What makes this house unique

Sipping coffee or a Margarita on the enclosed lanai.....dining out at a favorite restaurant, only minutes away....quick & easy access to the reef and fishing spots....enjoying a sunset out on the bay. This is 'Paradise'

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lois and Ed,

We had a wonderful time at your beautiful place in the Keys. It was hard to leave.

We have decided warm weather trumps the cold hands down and will probably go for it again next year.

Your place was as nice as you described it on VRBO.

Thank you for sharing it with us.

Laurie and Mike
May 2009
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Cutthroat Harbor Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Paddle fans in all rooms, DVD/CD & VCR Player, Fax/Printer available.Fully Equipped Kitchen, Toaster oven, Cooking Utensils, Linens & towels provided, full size washer and dryer & outdoor gas grill. Please, NO PETS. Note, PLEASE CHECK OUR CALENDAR FOR AVAILABILITY DATES, This is a stilt-style (2 story) home & all rooms are, on upper level, Phone # is for directions only, not to be used for reservations. This is a non-smoking home.


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Second visit just as good as the first!

  • 5 of 5

When we planned on making our 2nd trip down to the Florida Keys, it was without thought that we book The Shangri-La home in Cudjoe. Great spacious home with all the comforts of home & close to so many attractions. Owners could not be more accommodating. From the minute we made our inquiry right up until checking out, they both were so helpful & wanting to make sure we had another 5 star experience. The weather was more cooperative this time around so we got to enjoy the wrap around deck overlooking the lagoon equipped with grill that we cooked our fresh caught dinners on which was a plus! I noticed upgraded bed linens from our last visit and some fresh new décor. Home is well taken care of & we cannot wait to return for our 3rd time! Would highly recommend to others, which we have!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ricky.....we just love hearing from our return's great to know how much you appreciate everything...we try our best to update things in the home and keep everyone comfortable and glad the weather was good and so was the fishing.....can't wait for your return visit!
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  • 5 of 5

This is the second year I have stayed here. Already booked the third.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The best compliments are from return guests! Thank you.
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Nice, well equipped home

  • 4 of 5

The house was very neat and clean. We loved the "sun porch" and shady deck. It is in a perfect place between Big Pine Key for shopping, etc. and Key West for interesting evenings. The neighbor is an avid fisherman which makes for lively viewing from the deck. A great white heron visited almost every night. We named him Charlie. The owners resolved what could have been a very difficult situation quickly and easily. Thank you for letting us share your Keys home.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Carol, Thank you so much for your is greatly appreciated....can't wait to meet Charlie! Hope to see you again soon.
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A Wonderful Time

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay, wish we were still there. The weather was great. The home had everything we needed and loved the lanai for morning coffee. We had a problem with the dishwasher and owner took care of it within 24 hours. Our favorite stop was Square Grouper and Mangrove Mama’s. Caught lots of fish and made new friends. Can’t wait to come back! Will recommend Shangri-La to others for sure.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're always so happy to hear from our guests and how much they enjoyed their stay. We try our best to make everyone comfortable at Shangri-La. Thank you for your pleasant review and looking forward to your return visit!
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Great Fun

  • 5 of 5

Can't be beat for the price. We have stayed all over the Keys. Square Grouper Restaurant and Bar is a blast.

Walter the next door neighbor is a cool dude. He can help you find fish.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your time to write a review and to let us know what a great value you had staying at Shangri-La. We are very fortunate to have the best restaurant a few minutes away and the friendliest neighbor also!
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Spanish Main Drive

  • 5 of 5

Totally enjoyed our stay at the house. Lots of room for all our fishing/boating stuff and still plenty of room for company. Boat dock is really nice too. Close to Key West for shopping. Thank you, DeSalvas

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed your time at Shangri-La...We love to hear how our guests had an awesome vacation....thank you and hope you will be able to return again!
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Key West Kayak Fishing & Eco-Tours
Mangrove Mama's
Square Grouper
"Our favorite place for dining and tapas...within walking distance"
Nearest Point of Interest
Square Grouper Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Mangrove Mama's

Beaches, Day Spa & Movie Theaters, ~~~Please request our Shangri-La info sheets on restaurants, nearby activities, important info, & more!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $1,000

Rental amount (including taxes) due and payable 30 days prior to rental start date. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed & deposit is received.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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