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Rural - Quiet Home on deep water canal

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 28 nights


About the property

2 Bdrm, 2 Bath With 60 Foot Dock, screened porch in a peaceful neighborhood

Last Minute cancellation .. February 2017 is available.

This custom stilt home is a quiet, rural destination in the Great White Heron Wildlife Refuge with easy ocean access to the back country or Altantic ocean. The amazing and abundant wildlife in the refuge makes visiting this home a nature lovers dream. See the stars at night and the milky way like never before. Watch for deer as you drive the 4 miles from US1 out to this remote neighborhood.

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Nancy Suits
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

About Nancy Suits

We live and work in Miami as Association Property Managers. Now we want to take time to enjoy the home and share it with other great people who want to explore the American Caribbean. Nancy is also a licensed Florida Realtor with RESF.

My husband and I have worked in the property management business for homeowner and condominium associations in South Florida for 30 years. Over that time, I have been a licensed realtor for Lennar Homes and various Brokers. Our rental portfolio includes various properties in Florida and Upstate NY. We are attentive and accessible to our tenants needs at all times and want to share the Keys house as a great getaway destination for friends and new guests.

Nancy Suits purchased this house in 1992

Why Nancy Suits chose Lower Keys Area

This home is rural and therefore you will experience and observe wildlife. You will drive down a quiet road through the refuge. Please drive the posted speed limit as deer are abundant. Watch for Hawks, Rosetta Spoonbills, Osprey and Herons.

Access to the back country is searched out by many flyfishing guides for tarpon and bonefish.

Access to the Looe Key Reef is also highly sought after for snorkeling and divers. This reef is one of the most amazing on the Eastern United States and local dive shops frourish bringing travelers to this ecosystem.

What makes this house unique

Great access to the back country or ocean. The amazing and abundant wildlife in the refuge makes visiting this home a nature lovers dream. See the stars at night and the milky way like never before. Watch for deer as you drive the 4 miles from US1 out to this remote neighborhood. The canal is clean and clear. Being a bit remote, allows a greater variety of the ecosystem to flow thru it.


Nearest Airport
30 Miles
key west and marathon are 30 minutes drive away
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Bahia Honda
Car: necessary

Looe key reef, content keys, dry tortugas, key west, and marathon, and all the keys attractions and tourist stops.


Big Torch Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master bdrm has a king bed 2nd bdrm has a queen bed
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Check with Owner for dates and rates to plan your trip.


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(3 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Exactly as the listing portrays it.

  • 5 of 5

I plan to stay at this house again. It is spacious, clean, comfortable, convenient, and well equipped.

The location is quiet residential so keep that in mind if you plan to be up late and having loud parties. There are neighbors close but they are friendly and polite so be respectful.

The location is rural with abundant wildlife. This all helps the relaxing quality of the stay.

The screened porch was our favorite sitting area to have a drink and plan our fishing for the next day.

The kitchen is large and has excellent appliances.

Our trip was for flats fishing. The location is perfect. The canal is in the middle of Niles channel with convenient access to boat rentals, bridges, creeks, and all the backcountry.

The owner was very pleasant to work with and friendly.

I have nothing negative to say about our stay and I can't wait to go again.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Terrific Experience in the Keys!

  • 5 of 5

Nancy and Steve do a terrific job of maintaining this property that sits in a beautiful, quiet corner of the keys. Our family enjoyed our stay and we plan to return. We enjoyed the well appointed house. The house is about 45 mins from Key West.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! This review is helpful to other new guests to Big Torch Key. We look forward to your return someday.
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Paradise in the Keys

  • 5 of 5

We arrived here to celebrate the holidays and our 50th wedding anniversary. The location is perfect--far enough from the hustling crowds and close enough to the Winn Dixie, two miles north, when you are out of milk. The owners, Nancy and Stephen, are always available by phone, text, and/or email to answer any questions. Fishing, boating, and mornings, afternoons, and evenings on the screened porch (we ate most of our meals there) add up to a wonderful, relaxing holiday. We highly recommend this Big Torch Key house in the wildlife refuge...a refuge for us, too! Jodie, our border collie, spent most of her time on the boat and the screened porch, watching the canal. Incredible place! We hate leaving, but we plan to return next year. Happy holiday! Thank you, Nancy and Stephen, for sharing with us your little bit of Paradise in the Keys!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We look forward to your return next year Kind regards Nancy and Steve
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $75
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 13.0%

Rate Negotiable. Please contact owner for rates. Daily rates are not accurate or applicable.
$500 cancellation fee of the $1000 deposit but rescheduling is an option.

We will accept Gold and Silver Coins in payment.
Courtesy extended to ex military
912 Project Member, AMAC, Convention of States Member discounts

Quiet neighborhood- no loud noise or exterior lights on after dark.
Not for parties or special events
Driving speed in and out at 30 mph due to wildlife and share the road with bikes and pedestrians.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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