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Charming Waterfront Home in the Lower Keys

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 28 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

This open water 'BAYFRONT' home offers both sensational sunrise views overlooking the waters of Pine Channel and sunset views over a natural wooden habitat. Located directly on Pine Channel; this home offers convenient access to both the Atlantic and Gulf.

Home comes equipped with all household items including Cable Television, Stereo System, Washer and Dryer, Linens, and all Kitchen Utensils and Cookware.

Keywords: Single Family home

Donald Groh
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2017

About Donald Groh

We love the Florida Keys and have the most wonderful memories around the area. The lower keys is our favorite part of the Florida Keys.

Why Donald Groh chose Lower Keys Area

Very comfortable home with fabulous sunrise and sunset views. There is also great boating around the area and fishing a few minutes away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful two weeks in the keys. We loved the views, kayaking, snorkeling and eating... Thank you for your hospitality.
Dec 2016
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Summerland Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
  • Queen size Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Available upon request., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sleeper Sofa
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

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Charming Waterfront Home in the Lower Keys
average rating of 4.285714 based on 25 reviews

This place is very nice

  • 5 of 5

This place is very nice and we recommend it very highly. The rentals are very comfortable and clean and include everything you need for an enjoyable vacation. The owners are friendly and helpful. 💜🐬🐟🐠🦀🎣🚣🚤🛥. Thank you Groh Family

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little Torch Key.

  • 5 of 5

The Best experience ever, Me and my family had a great vacation, we have all the facilities and commodities possible.

Great location to rest and have fun, I even brought my boat with me and have two marinas and state park near by.

Perfect place to rent and have the best vacation ever.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mixed thougths

  • 3 of 5

We really liked the location and the owners showed up to help with a couple of issues and tried to correct. The home needs a lot of little things fixed such as screen doors that had to be left closed, overhead fans in the bedrooms that were too noisy to be left on.

I did try and walk out into the water and ended up sinking in mud.

The bird life was amazing and the front porch was a great place to watch them from.

Having spent two weeks in Hawaii in a unit that was the same price I would have to say that I was disappointed.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments, we will do our best to get the screens working as soon as possible, as well as look into the fan situation. Regarding to the water, the keys are very different to Hawaii. If you are looking for wide, sandy beaches and decent surf then Hawaii is the place to visit, the beaches in the keys as we mentioned during our conversation are mainly reach by boat or you can visit Bahia Honda State park which does have a nice sandy beach. Once again thank you for your review.
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Chappaqua, NY

Parents plus two small kids, August 28-Sep 2 2011

  • 4 of 5

We are a family of four with two kids, this is the second home we've rented in the Key West area.

What we liked. When we rent, we generally care about three things: quiet waterfront location, clean and functional house. As other reviewers have stated, the location of the house on a quiet dead end street facing the sound was perfect. The kitchen was stocked with basics - everything needed to cook breakfast lunch and dinner. There is one neighbor to one side of the house, otherwise an unobstructed view of the water with lots of undeveloped land in the back. We saw key deer and an iguana during our stay, almost right in front of the property.

The house is somewhat dated inside, but everything (AC, appliances, WIFI, bathrooms/water pressure) worked, and functioned well (we don't care about furnishings etc, just care that it works, but others may). Two double kayaks were great for our kids (6 and 4), probably saved about $300 in rental fees, which you might want to consider when considering other houses against this one.

The house is waterfront. I snorkeled right in front of the house, swam out about 500 feet in to the sound and saw lots of lobsters (look at bases of larger sponges), upside down jellyfish, sponges, hard coral, curly Q anemones, small barracuda, a stingray and lots of snappers. The bottom is mostly sand and sawgrass, there is no reef per se, but still lots to see underwater. The mangroves provide a nursery for small fish in the area. Incidentally none of the wildlife is dangerous to anyone, so swim with confidence. The water is very shallow, about 1-3 feet deep until at least 400 feet offshore -I'd recommend snorkeling at high tide. Boat traffic in the sound was very limited and is far offshore enough to not snorkel with a dive flag. The deepest water in the area is actually right in front of the neighbor's house where it is dredged to about 10 feet (there are lots of dinner size snappers in this hole if anyone wants to go fishing). The house comes with a few rods as well - lots of bait shops nearby. Probably a lot of fun for teenagers and above as far as snorkeling right off the sound in front of the house.

All in we liked this house very much and would recommend to our friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marietta, Georgia

Great house for the money

  • 5 of 5

Great quiet location.

The owners were great to work with and no problems at all with

Super cold AC

Free use of 2 double kayaks. Saved me $300 on rentals.

The channel behind the house has a great deep swimming and snorkeling area just steps from the house.

Just around the corner is the key deer refuge, even had a few deer and a osprey around the house,along with a resident iguana that showed up every day for lunch and loved banana chunks.

If you want a quiet house in a great location you cant beat this house.

30 min from Key West or Marathon but off the beaten path with no traffic at all for quiet evenings.

Thanks Nina and Richard for letting us rent your house.

If you still have it next year I would love to stay there again

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay and we will be happy to have you stay at our home again.
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Palm Bay, FL

We had a very nice stay at your home.

  • 4 of 5

The house is at the end of a dead end street so there was a lot of privacy with a large empty property across the street and we saw one key deer there. We really enjoyed the peace and quite, and the view of the water and sunrise. We also enjoyed the use of the kayaks. The home was clean and the beds and living room were comfortable. We enjoyed our stay and like the surrounding area, visiting No Name Bar, with tons of Key deer in the area, along with a great dive shop, bait shop, healthfood store/restaurant also very nearby. Looe Key Reef was spectacular, as well as Bahia Honda State Park. Nice Trip to the Lower Keys. Can't wait to visit again.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would like to thank you for taking the time to review our home and we are glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Key West International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Boondocks Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
23 Miles
Key West Gulf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Parrotdise Restaurant
Nearest Beach
24 Miles
Key West Beach
Car: recommended

You can enjoy an afternoon of tennis, raquetball and/or basketball at the Big Pine Part and Recreating Center. There is also Golf Courses available in Marathon and Key West. Do not forget to have a great time parasailing in Key West.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Please contact owner at 305 710 7764 for additional rates and information.

1/2 with the reservation and balance 14 days prior to arrival.
We accept credit cards, cashier check, personal checks and money orders.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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