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Tropical, Cozy, & Fun Vacation Home on a clean private Gulf Swimming Canal!

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type mobile home
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms , 1 full bath, sleeps 4 (one queen & one full)

This great 2 bedroom mobile home (with completely re-modeled/upgraded kitchen AND living-room) is situated in a terrific private community "off the main tourist path"!. With your own personal dock on a 20ft. deep swimming canal (No Boats) which leads directly into the Gulf of Mexico. Right outside the cozy screened-in lanai is a private courtyard/sunning area complete with white privacy fencing and stone pavers which lead to your large white cement dock, complete with a new stainless steel swimming ladder. There is also another tanning/lounging area with lounges, chairs and a small outside table-set right out on the dock. The property has all new "tropical" landscaping including all new privacy fencing (after Irma) with parking for two cars.This is a beautiful place to spend cold winter months basking in the warm Florida sunshine, or summers relaxing "'Conch style" in a scenic water front setting.

Location: You are located on Little Torch Key, and be equal distance between Key West and Marathon Key; 30 minutes either way! Atlantic Ocean on one side.......Gulf of Mexico on the other, about 2 miles apart; you won't find that in any other place except in The Keys!! You will truly be in 'The Conch Republic'!

Water access: SKUBA, snorkeling, mangrove tours, Key Deer Statuary, ship wreck sites, great night life, FRESH seafood galore, kayaking, seaplane to the Fort on Dry Tortugas Nat'l Park, drive to the Dolphin Research Center, utilize Looe Key Dive Center, Bahia Honda State Park, visit Theater of The Sea, the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum, the Hemingway House ...................all of this is readily available to you; plus 'maybe' a chance to see The Blue Angels Air Show at the U.S. Naval Station at Boca Chica Key. Do you need more???

Don't forget that the 4-star restaurants, tourist shops, famous pubs, street entertainers, the Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square...or watching a Keys sunset from a charter sail boat, are all available in Key West or Marathon. This (and more) is only 30 minutes away from your little 'piece of tropical paradise'!!

More Details

Tom Kaucic
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Tom Kaucic

*I finally left the fridged winters of Michigan for good, and am now a "full time" Floridian :-)

Tom Kaucic purchased this mobile home in 2005

Why Tom Kaucic chose Big Pine Key

After visiting The Keys for 15yrs. I decided to buy my own 'piece of paradise'. I chose this spot because of its location (off the beaten path) in the Lower Keys, privacy, availability of water sports/activities, fishing, scuba-diving and it's great potential for life-style improvements!


Big Pine Key Mobile Home Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • mobile home
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • **There is also a new standard-sized washer and dryer for you in the full bath.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Cable TV.....and new "plush carpeting"!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , "plush carpeting"
  • In addition to the two beds in the "basic" 2 bedrooms, all bedroom and bathroom linens are provided by owner.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There is no swimming pool.....BUT you do have your own private 60ft. dock on a private 20ft. deep swimming canal (No Boats Allowed)! Rentors can bring their own kayaks, and also enjoy fishing from the dock; many snappers and other tasty fish. If you can/have scuba gear there are some really good lobster down below! And one of the 'best beaches in Florida' is only 6 miles away (Atlantic Ocean side).


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Tropical, Cozy, & Fun Vacation Home on a clean private Gulf Swimming Canal!
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

Vacation Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We had a super vacation! Tom was ready to help and answer questions. He checked on us and made sure we had everything we needed. We found the vacation home better than it was described. It was cozy and perfect with a quiet neighborhood. We will definitely be back. Our vacation time ended way to quick. We loved every minute! Thanks Tom for sharing!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey was great having you at the Lazy Lobster as guest's! I am soo pleased that you liked my "little piece of paradise" and found it to even better than you expected. And I want to send you back a big "thanks" for leaving it do neat and clean!! Hope to have you back soon!!
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Beautiful well maintained property.

  • 5 of 5

Hi folks, I had my 5th visit to Little Torch Key and my second stay at the Lazy Lobster and I'm booked to return in the spring. I love the Lobster, ideal location, neighbors, comfortable, relaxing. Tom has been excellent to communicate and deal with, can't say enough. Many upgrades to the Lobster make us really feel at home. See you in the Spring.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Rob for taking the time to give such a good review of the Lazy Lobster! It has always been my goal to make my guests "feel at home". Glad you liked all the many upgrades to the kitchen, living-room, bedrooms and flooring! Just got back from there on Sunday.....did a couple of "finishing touches" in the master bedroom. :-)
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Exactly what I was looking for

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the Lazy lobster for the month of May. This was my 5th vacation in the Little Torch Key/ Big Pine area so I was already familiar with the local attractions. Key West, Geiger Beach, Bahia Honda, etc. The Lazy Lobster was a perfect spot to relax and make my own for the month. Although my schedule did not alow me to meet Tom we communicated via email of phone. Tom was always available and accomidating. However i met all the neighbors, Sharon, Ray, Charlotte, who made us feel right at home. also asking if there was anything we needed. Ray also invited us access through his yards to launch our kayaks in the sea access canal. Now planning my return trip next year. Rob

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

The Lazy Lobster is the kind of place you can settle in to right away and feel cozy and comfortable. Tom has decorated his place delightfully, and it has everything a couple needs to enjoy a long stay in the keys. We especially enjoyed lounging by the canal and having an evening glass of wine, while watching the fish and birds. Biking was great- both short rides around the neighborhood and long rides into Middle and Big Torch keys. We played around in our kayak in the neighborhood canals and also swam in the canal a few times though the water was chilly.

The Wi-Fi was very fast and worked all over the property. TV had lots of channels including the sports channels we like. Electric grill on porch was convenient and easy to use. Bed was comfy, shower great, towels plush. Bahia Honda State Park with the best beach in the keys was a short drive away and Key West was only about a 40 minute drive. We also enjoyed the big Sat-Sun Flea market on Big Pine (good for produce), and Bagel Island became a routine stop for us. There is a lot to explore in the lower keys and the Lazy Lobster is a great home base. Tom was totally available by phone or email and is a wonderful landlord. We hope to visit again in the future.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for letting me know how much you enjoyed your stay at the Lazy Lobster...I think you saw more things and did more things than I have!! 😀😀
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Best value and hope to be back very soon!

  • 4 of 5

Tom has made a small piece of paradise to share with his guests. Don't be fooled by the image of this property as "just a trailer", he has renovated and improved this property to have all necessary amenities. We really enjoyed out time relaxing on his spacious screened porch and along the swimming canal. Tom has keen eye for detail and a well tuned sense of island decorating...everywhere you look he has added well placed and well though tropical island decor. Just as well thought are his renovations to the property, where he seems to make appropriate and articulate use of space to make a charming and comfortable place for guests to stay. With so many amenities it is hard to mention them all!-Shaded outdoor patio, outdoor grill, fenced in yard, storage shed for snorkeling/scuba/bicycles/whatever you may have brought!, free boat ramp and parking less than a mile away, highspeed wifi, cable tv, swimming canal just steps from the front door, My fiancé and I brought our jetski and spent most of our time lobstering nearby, also fresh fish and amazingly good keys shrimp can be purchased nearby on Cudjoe key at the Lower Keys Fisheries ...our own fresh lobster rolls, grilled hogfish and lobster tails! Without the amenities Tom provided we would have never properly enjoyed this bounty. I also cannot fail to mention the high standards of cleanliness his housekeeper maintains, she is also very personable and gave us wonderful suggestions for local eateries! I know it won't be soon enough but we will certainly return to the Lazy Lobster... Thank you so much Tom!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fun times!

  • 5 of 5

Really cute, tastefully done with great outside area. We had a great time at the Lazy Lobster, the location was perfect for us, easy drive to Key West, Bahia Honda, and Marathon. We had our boat with us and there is a free boat ramp a few blocks away which was easy to use, we spent a lot of time on the boat going to picnic island and fishing. We traveled with our 11 yr old and 4 year old and the space was fine, we loved the porch and that the kids could swim in the canal out back. We will be back, thank you Tom, you were a pleasure to rent from!!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Key West
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Tiki Bar/Pubs
Nearest Ferry
27 Miles
Key West
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Key West, Marathon
Nearest Train
125 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US 1
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
No Name Pub or BoonDocks
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Bahia Honda Park
Car: necessary

Go fishing, swimming or snorkeling from your own private dock. The famous Key Deer Sanctuary is nearby as well as the beautiful Bahia Honda State Park with it's natural beach right on the Atlantic Ocean. In addition to it's wonderful weather, the Keys offer a variety of spectacular attractions. Activities (on site or nearby) include hiking, golf, deep-sea fishing, MANY musical/seafood festivals, wildlife viewing, dolphin encounters and Eco-tours. Additionally there is snorkeling/SCUBA diving, boating, wind sailing, para-sailing, skydiving, shopping, cinemas, and shelling.

Other Activities: You might like to try kayaking in the back country and observe some of the unique Florida Keys sea life. Riding a bike through the area is a wonderful way to enjoy the quit laid back life in Little Torch and Big Pine Key!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $725
Pet Fee $100
Cleaning Fee $125

Pets: One dog/cat allowed for a Fee of $100 and must be less than 40lbs..NO BARKERS, and are NONE allowed on furniture; ESPECIALLY on beds! Must be "flea-free", or you will be charged an additional $100 fumagation fee.

Canal: Closed; Swimming/diving/snorkel only......NO BOATS ALLOWED. Kayaks are allowed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.