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Your Destination For Sun, Water & Relaxation, Only 25 Minute

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 28 nights


About the property

Clean & Cozy 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Keys-style Home In The Lower Florida Keysdrive To

Villa del Sol's location is ideal for visitors new to the Keys and yearly visitors alike. Within a half hour drive to both Marathon and Key West Airports, or a 2.5 hour drive from Miami, you will be in the middle of all the Keys has to offer. From fishing, to shopping or dinning, this home's location is smack in the middle of it all.

The home itself has a master bedroom with a queen size bed & a full bathroom with shower & closet. The second bedroom has a full size bed and a set of bunk beds (2 twins). The third room has a day bed with a trundle bed underneath, armoire and night table.

There is a basic living area, with cable tv, dvd player, cd player, blueray, and even movies to choose from for your convenience.

The kitchen is fully equipped with everything from blender to rice maker to espresso and coffee maker. Clean towels and linens are provided and we even leave basic needs in cupboards such as coffee, sugar,seasonings and condiments in fridge for your convenience.

We strive to keep our property in tip top shape, with fresh paint when needed and appliances in working order, always clean and ready for your arrival.

There is a laundry room upstairs at the house level with brand new washer and dryer as of January 2014. Sitting area for a sunset drink or just to catch up with reading and/or emails.

The downstairs of the house has been recently finished to include sitting areas, a hammock, beautiful bamboo ceilings and fans, and is furnished with a small fridge, barbeque, and eating tables and chairs. From here you may sit and enjoy your family with music, a game of cards or monopoly, swimming in the canal or maybe just watching boats go by while relaxing.

From the kayak dock provided you may rent kayaks at a local shop and go for a leisurely kayak treck, down the canals and maybe venture out to the gulf, where the shallow waters provide the home to baby nurse sharks and millions of other species of fish and sea life. Perhaps boating is more your style, and if you do not have your own boat, there are plenty for rent locally. In which case, you may venture out to Loey Key sanctuary, where you can snorkel in waters where you will think you are inside an aquarium. Visit Little Palm Island, rated one of the top 10 most exclusive resorts in the world, and enjoy a drink, lunch or dinner at their top rated restaurant. If a beach is what you want, then there's Bahia Honda National state park, or drive down to Key West and visit fort Jefferson, the Eco Center which is free to the public with a beautiful display of Florida Keys wildlife and a 15 minute movie which will take your breath away. There is also the Key West Aquarium and the Historic Museum, the Trolley ride, Ripley's Believe it or not, and many other must see attractions that you and your family will love and remember for years to come.

Or then again, just sit back, pour yourself a cold drink, and enjoy the quiet, sunny tropical paradise in Villa del Sol's yard.

-Brightly colored and decorated

-Sleeps 6-8 comfortably

-Gated end lot for privacy & security of children or pets

-Central A/C, dishwasher, laundry room, fully equipped

-Cable TV, DVD player, BluRay, CD player, Free internet access

-Brand new downstairs sitting/eating area with bamboo ceilings, fans and stained cement floors

-65' ramp with deep clean canal

-Local boat ramp, clean & accessible, 1.5 blocks away

-Direct Gulf and ocean access within 5 minutes

-kayak dock

More Details

ileana Cortes
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2017

About ileana Cortes

We are a family of 5 who started coming to the keys in 2005, when my second son was only 2 years old. My husband grew up in Miami and as a child visited the keys on a regular basis with his parents and brother. It was my first time visiting, but that's all it took. We found this home and immediately purchased it, wanting to have a get away from the traffic and hectic live in a city such as Miami. Living in Miami Beach is great, but what my boys and my spouse look forward to on weekends is going to Villa del Sol. My boys have learned to fish at this house, cleaned their first snapper, and fed several manatees throughout the years from our very own dock. They have swam with sharks at Loey Key, yes, sharks, real life size sharks that hang out and live in the reefs, and even petted Goliath groupers that hung under our boat for shade. If you asked them what they got for Christmas last year they would probably hesitate to think, but they will clearly remember their biggest catch when out on the boat with dad. We love the time we spend at Villa del Sol, and it is what keeps us sane as parents and close as a family. We started renting the property in hopes of sharing in those experiences that have become so special to us. We know that no matter your interests, our home has something that will satisfy you, and we hope to become a place you will want to visit year after year.

ileana Cortes purchased this house in 2005

Why ileana Cortes chose Little Torch Key

We looked throughout the lower keys and originally looked into Big Pine, but the canal was stagnant and the distance from US1 to the house was significantly long. When we visited this property in Little Torch, we loved how close to the highway it was, yet in a quiet, residential neighborhood. We loved the location at a dead end street with little or no traffic. The lot itself is an end lot with two sides on the canal/water, and the local boat ramp was close, clean and accessible. The size was perfect for us, and the fence gave us peace of mind with our children and pets. We can drive to Key West and enjoy festivals and celebrations, but can always drive back to our quiet little piece of paradise.

What makes this house unique

As the owners, we know how important it is to have a place where we can feel at home when we are far from ours, especially on vacation, so we try to make it as comfortable as possible for all our guests. If issues arise, we are close enough to handle them directly, or call someone who can. We have been blessed with great guests who love coming back year after year. Those are the guests we strive for, and we are happy when renters make a connection with our house that brings them back.


Little Torch 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: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • A baby playpen which doubles as crib is available, s well as a high chair, upon request.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Your Destination For Sun, Water & Relaxation, Only 25 Minute
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews

A beautiful place in the Keys

  • 5 of 5

The location is ideal. Not busy but near churches, restaurants, dive facilities, etc. The accomodations are modern, clean, tastefully decorated and comfortable. We enjoyed a walk with our dogs each morning on streets that were in a relaxed atmosphere. We came from January below zero temperatures, but I never took my shorts and t-shirt off here. If we travel to the Keys again, this is a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Winter Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is our fourth year enjoying our winter vacation at Villa del Sol. In the past, we have spent only a month here each year, but this year we stayed longer and we are glad we did. This house works perfectly for us. It is at the end of the street and corners on two canals, one of which has a dock for boaters. (We saw a manatee in one of our canals this year.) The property is fully fenced so for kids or dogs, it is great. The upstairs deck is very comfortable for cocktails in the evening, and downstairs is a breezy sitting area with hammock for a lazy afternoon. This home is very comfortable and well stocked, and we always look forward to returning. The homeowners are helpful and attentive when something is not right. It is our home away from home.

We love being in Little Torch. It is a great location. Midway between Marathon and Key West yet away from the hustle and bustle of both areas, it is very easy to enjoy activities in either location. In Marathon, you have the Dolphin Research Center and the Turtle Hospital as well as Sombrero Beach where you can enjoy a great day and also bring your dog. Big Pine is just one key above Little Torch so it is very convenient to the supermarket, pharmacies, etc. If you want to visit Little Palm Island, the ferry leaves right from Little Torch. Key West is close and full of things to do. Both Marathon and Key West have home tours and art festivals which we enjoy. We can be as busy or as lazy as we choose. This is a great place to spend your vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Live Oak, Florida USA

Villa del Sol review

  • 5 of 5

Having had such a great time last December when we rented the villa during the Christmas holidays, we decided to stay there again for Thanksgiving. One of our sons and his family live nearby and we have rented places over the past three years. We have found the villa to be the best place we've rented since coming down to the keys.

We love the quiet location with easy access to Key West and restaurants and stores. Our boat docks easily and the area is great for fishing. The fenced yard gives you a feeling of security when our grandson and other family come to visit. Having multiple areas to eat works out wonderfully. We love having a quiet cup of coffee or meal on the upstairs patio with lunch downstairs catching the sun.

The home interior is a perfect size and the lovely colors of all the rooms make you settle in for island living right away. We're looking forward to staying here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2011
  • Stayed: November 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Hatteras, NC

A little paradise

  • 5 of 5

Having spent many summers in the upper keys we were anxious about a change to the lower keys. It was the best thing we ever did. The tranquility of the lower keys and its proximately to Key West made it the perfect vacation. Villa del Sol was the perfect house in the perfect location. The boating canal and dock were lots of fun and the house was a pleasent surprise, immaculately kept inside and out. The gated property allowed for exceptional privacy and peace of mind as our small children often played in the yard.

All in all I would highly recommend this home and its location to anyone looking for the perfect boating, diving and fishing vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2010
  • Stayed: August 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Fort Lauderdale, FL

Nice exterior home with average interior

  • 3 of 5

Exterior property of home very well maintained. Nice dock on a busy canal leading to a public boat ramp. Property was not clean inside with over clutter of personal belongings from the owners. Make sure if you stay at this home that upon check-in you inform owner if house has a strong odor or not cleaned well before you check out. Upon check in house was very dusty inside, had small sugar ants, all the dishes were dirty and had to be washed, refrigerator was full of opened item foods like salad dressings, spaghetti jar full of olives, opened pasta, spreads, and other misc food items. Two Pantry's over filled with open spices and condiments, some were expired giving you very little room for your groceries. Master bedroom mattress not comfortable, however after placing egg shell foam was better. No TV's in any of the bedrooms just the family room. Had a hand delivered letter to the home that utilities were going to shut off because the bill was not paid (after contacting the owner was taken care of). Home on a nice private corner well fenced in. Easy access to open water in nice location.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2010
  • Stayed: July 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Marathon & Key West Airports opposite directions
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Bahia Honda National Park

Villa del Sol! in the Lower Florida Keys, your destination for sun,

water and relaxation! This gated cul-de-sac Keys-Style

stilt home in Little Torch Key offers privacy and deep water clean canal on two sides of the property, for fishing, swimming, kayaking or boating.

Only minutes from all the best the Florida Keys have to offer.

Whether its diving, fishing, lobstering, reading, sunbathing, great dining, shopping and night life, this home is ideally located for all!Boondock's Bar/Restaurant and miniature golf is a 5 minute drive, casual, great food and live entertainment every weekend, sports events and fairs. For a more upscale experience try The Square Grouper (12 minute drive), home of the best seafood stew. Pizzerias and supermarkets very close, and there's always Key West for the rest of your entertainment and dinning needs. Great location within driving distance of the best the keys have to offer, but far enough to give you space and peace if that is what you require. Our renters become repeat renters and that is what we aim for.




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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $75

For rental purposes, rental companies and many owners use the 28 day period to count as a month. When looking at your dates, please pick accordingly and choose Friday thru Friday, Saturday thru Saturday, or Sunday thru Sunday for your check in n check out during your chosen month. Additional nights are extra, and special arrangements are always considered & usually accommodated. Contact us!

Reservation and security deposits due at time of reservation, totals due 30 days prior to check-in by bank check.
Please call for more details.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.