In the Middle of Florida Keys Deer Preserve (Dog Friendly - No Cats)

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Last updated: 11/11/2016
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  • Minimum stay:28 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Chateau / Country House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Note: Ele-Shack is going up for sale after last renters (April 2017). I am going to build a sail boat and travel the world. You will still be able to reserve but new owners might not honor those reservations. Thanks for being guests at ele-shack.

ElE Shack is a property located in the middle of a deer preserve. The Keys deer are federally protected and though authorities urge human trespassers of this amazing natural retreat to avoid contact, the deer don't seem to be nearly as stressed as they wander through your yard. I'v even been woken by one which nuzzled my ear while I was sunning by the canal.

The house is constantly being upgraded. New beds, linens, furniture, appliances, wide plank wood floors and brand new kitchen. Everything has been custom built so that cleaning is a snap. This is one house that has no dust under the beds or cabinets!

Keywords: Canal, Retreat, Vacation, Lodge, Home, Nature, Fishing Cabin


Member since: 2010

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 11/11/2016

Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome:

    This is a magical and great place to introduce children to nature and many children reside in this community....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking allowed outside on balcony....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs are allowed if they are non destructive and house trained. Please note that pets require a $50 per pet, max 2, non-refundable cleaning fee. NOTE: Cats are not allowed. Other animals please inquire....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    This house is a raised home...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Library


  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Living room has two built-ins with twin futon mattresses and Tea Room has another built -in with a twin futon. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • We are enveloped by nature but only 30 miles from Key West when you feel like being a tourist....moreless


  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Currently Att Uverse with Blu Ray Surround Sound and Flat screen but will be changing soon to Apple TV only...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Airplay speaker, stream music from your phone or laptop...moreless

  • Television
  • Video Library:

    We have about 30 Bluray DvD's at this time...moreless


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


  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Waterfront:

    We are on a canal the second from the bay...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    The dining area is the bar in the kitchen. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 5 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Airconditioning...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:


  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking:

    Plenty of Parking Under the House...moreless

  • Parking:

    Driveway and under house....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Many people park in empty lot next to house...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Room for Motorhomes and Boat Trailers easy in and out....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath Towels are provided, bring your beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:


  • Wireless Internet:

    12 Mb Uverse service with Wifi...moreless



  • Balcony
  • Bicycles:

    one mans, one womans and one foldable...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill


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from 4 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
28 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Clean day 10 & day 20 $300
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Tax Rate 12.5%


Month stays require partial cleaning on the 10th and 20th days of your stay. Cleaning includes bathrooms, floors and kitchen area. The charge is $300. Normal charge is $100 add $50 for each pet.

Reservation deposit holds reservation. Balance due 30 days prior to arrival. Pay by check or by cash, discount for cash. Weekly stays still require that I block 28 days on calendar so don't calculate a weekly rate as month divided by 4.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 11/11/2016
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Bird & Wildlife watching, photography. Some of the best diving and snorkeling is only a 10 minute boat ride from our house.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: I am a photographer / programmer residing in Miami Beach. This is the first home I have owned. When I saw it I knew that I loved it. Prior to working as a photographer I was a carpentry contractor on high profile projects for the likes of Harrison Ford, Cynthia Gregory, Lena Horn, etc ... and will be applying those skills with the help of my girlfriend (who is a designer) to create a luxurious retreat for our guests as well as ourselves.

Why the Owner Chose Port Pine Heights (Big Pine Key, FL, USA):
Quite Simple - There is no other place like it in the world. If you want to be in the midst of nature, among wildlife, clean air, beautiful sunsets, then this is your place.

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
For me, its all about relaxing. However if you want to have a little fun with your human counterparts, Key West is only 30 minutes drive away. Warning, even one weekend at this property and you may not be able to face the rat race again.

Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 11/11/2016

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  • Another angle of kitchen

    Another angle of kitchen

  • View of the new kitchen

    View of the new kitchen

  • Washer Dryer and Pantry

    Washer Dryer and Pantry

  • ele-shack Guest Book

    ele-shack Guest Book

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Bath 1

    Bath 1

  • Looking out Reading Room to Balcony

    Looking out Reading Room to Balcony

  • Deer under the house. Its not uncommon to have a small herds pass by

    Deer under the house. Its not uncommon to have a small herds pass by

  • Open Floor Plan

    Open Floor Plan

  • Each of the sofas has a twin size mattress

    Each of the sofas has a twin size mattress

  • The reading room

    The reading room

  • Second bedroom has 2 twin sized beds

    Second bedroom has 2 twin sized beds

  • Bath 2

    Bath 2

  • Lots of Parking Under the house

    Lots of Parking Under the house

VRBO #333937

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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In the Middle of Florida Keys Deer Preserve (Dog Friendly - No Cats)

Port Pine Heights (Big Pine Key, FL, USA) #333937

2 BR  2 BA  Sleeps 6

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