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Relaxation in Paradise - Open Water Canal

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 28 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

Relaxing in the beautiful Florida Keys, it does not get any better than this! Swimming and snorkeling in the crystal clear open water canal, docking your boat to go to world renowned Looe Key Marine Sanctuary, or heading down to Key West for all the night life and fine dining that it has to offer. This 3 bedroom has all the comforts of home in this tropical paradise island setting.

The master bedroom is furnished with a king-size memory foam mattress, sleeping on this is a dream. This room has its own bath. One of the guest rooms is upstairs with a new queen-size bed and a twin bed, with a second bath in the hall area. The other guest room is separate, downstairs by itself, with two twin beds which can be converted to a queen. This room requires the use of an outside staircase to come up to the rest of the house. This room is perfect for sleeping in late, very private and peaceful.

There is free wi-fi and cable television in the living room and all bedrooms.

There is a beautiful balcony patio upstairs which overlooks the blue water canal. It is a great place for your morning coffee, lunch, or afternoon cocktails. There is also a downstairs patio area and sunbathing area.

The house is on an open canal which has access to the Atlantic and Gulf waters. The water is crystal clear and great for snorkeling and swimming. If you don't have a boat, there are great marinas and dive trips within blocks to get you out to some of the most beautiful diving and fishing in the world.

This home is a 3 block walk to 5 Brothers Two Grocery which has the best Cuban coffee and sandwiches in the Keys. It is only 1 more block to Boondocks Bar and Grill, a great place to eat and listen to live music most nights in the large tiki open air restaurant. You definitely get the island atmosphere, and they also have a great miniature golf course. There is also a large grocery store on Big Pine Key, just minutes away by car.

Of course, one of the best things about this home is its close proximity to Key West. This quaint, historical southernmost city is always entertaining and has some of the finest dining establishments anywhere. It is hard to choose, there are so many to pick from. There are also many activities to enjoy, from sunset cruises to snorkeling adventures, with everything in between.

This is a very welcoming home and it is the perfect place to explore all of the adventures that this paradise we call the Florida Keys has to offer.

Keywords: Keys Conch House, Keys Cottage, Tropical Home, Florida Keys Stilt Home

More Details

Nancy Dean
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Nancy Dean

We love to travel and the Keys have always been one of our favorite places.

Nancy Dean purchased this house in 1986

Why Nancy Dean chose Ramrod Key

We have been visiting the Florida Keys for many years and love the beauty of the Lower Keys. The diving and tropical waters of this area are unsurpassed. Key West ,with its architecture, history and wonderful eclectic mix of people, has always been one of our favorite places in the world to visit.

What makes this house unique

Many people who have stayed in this home through the years have told me that there is a peace and serenity about it that draws them back. I know it is the beauty of the setting and the laid back feeling you get here that makes you want to stay. It is one of our favorite places to relax and unwind.


Ramrod Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Boat Dock, crystal clear swimming/snorkeling canal.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Relaxation in Paradise - Open Water Canal
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

Paradise in Ramrod Key!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this place is perfect. The house is beautifully decorated and well-equipped. Niles Channel as well as access to back country fishing is just moments away. Resturants abound, and shops for fishing and boating needs are close by, as are attractions. Perfect location and about 30 minutos to Duval Street in Key West. Nancy, the owner, is readily available by text and phone and very helpful. Finally, the neighbors are welcoming and will show you where to launch and have you follow them to their secret fishing spots. You will not find a better place than this gem on Ramrod Key. Thank you, Nancy!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure having you as guests.
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Quiet, Relaxing and Special

  • 5 of 5

Our month-long stay at this beautiful home on Ramrod Key was magnificent. Unlike so many other homes we have rented, Nancy provides her guests top-notch kitchen appliances and utensils. The nice ones. The pots and pans were of a good quality and the appliances are spectacular. It was great to have the washer and dryer available when needed. There were more than enough quality wash cloths and towels available for our use, as well as extra sheets, if they had been needed. The beds in this home are very comfortable, particularly the master.

The canal immediately outside the door is very clean, and it was nice to be able to swim and enjoy the cool water of the Gulf while remaining in the back yard. The outdoor shower was handy for rinsing off the salt water, or to cool off in lieu of a dip in the canal.

Nancy's neighbors are respectful and quiet. This is a safe and beautiful neighborhood for taking a stroll or for just lounging outside near the grill. This home is fully furnished with everything one could possibly want or need. We would not hesitate to return for another round of "relaxation in paradise".

Thank you, Nancy. We enjoyed our time in your beautiful home very much.

Deb & Dennis

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. I hope to have you as guests again in the future.
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Snowbirds Retreat

  • 5 of 5

A great month (March 2013) spent out of the cold Canadian winter. The weather couldn't have been better. Loved your house at Ramrod Key. It was so nice to have our boat in the canal, handy for those unexpected runs to the open water. The house worked out very well, and our company that joined us were impressed too. All the comforts of home with comfy beds to boot. I would recommend your property without a problem.

Thanks Nancy

Kathy & Jamie, Orillia, Ontario

  • Submitted: May 7, 2013
  • Stayed: February 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you as guests. It is one of the joys of owning a house in the Keys, to get to talk with my visitors. I hope to have you stay again in the future.
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Newbury Park, CA

Cute House, Nicely Decorated

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this rental house for one week and love it. The rooms are nice and cozy and well decorated. The kitchen is fully equipped. We like this rental also because it is close to Key West (about 26 miles). Bahia Honda is a great state park for those who like to snorkel. It is about 7 miles to the house. There was good communication with Nancy. She was very informative and made our stay very comfortable. We highly recommend this rental to everyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sebring, Fl


  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in the Keys and caught many lobsters. We were all happy with the house and the neighborhood. The dock and canal worked great for our 24 ft boat. The house was comfortable and we had everything we needed. It was great to have the washer and dryer upstairs with us so that we didn't have to go up and down. Key West was close as well as Marathon. Nancy was so easy to work with and we really appreciated that. In all we had a great experience! thanks Nancy!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the positive feedback! I am glad the lobster population cooperated with you, the water is so beautiful and clear it is hard for them to hide. The close proximity to Key West is one of the things I love about the lower Keys. Hope to work with you and your group again in the future.
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St. Augustine , Fl

Perfect for us!

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our vacation. It comes fully equipt with linens, paper products, necessary appiances and a super location. The home was exactly as described and very comfortable. The beds are very comfortable ( 2 main bedrooms in home). The linens were fresh & clean as was the entire house. Great location. We hope to rent again. Thank you Nancy!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and I would love to have you visit anytime. The Florida Keys are definitely one of the places most of use love to go back to again and again. Thank you so much for your kind words about the house, it is one of my favorite places to escape to.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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