About the property
- House1200 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay28 nights
House, 2 Bedrooms + 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6 w/sleeper sofa); On Flow-Thru Canal
Enjoy the best that the keys has to offer in this custom built designer home that has everything to make your vacation a great and unique experience. This 2/2 sleeps up to 6 and has a refined tropical finish with serene views of palm trees and water. The only problem is that you won't want to leave!
Nestled at the end of a quiet street at mile marker 28, this home has complete serenity, surrounded by tropical views of crystal clear water. The home boasts a huge kitchen stocked with the finest appliances and utensils that would satisfy any gourmet chef. The home's luxurious finish and open floor plan is complemented with the most beautiful and comfortable tropical furnishings. You breath will be taken away by the details!
The spacious, tropically furnished master bedroom opens up to a 500 square foot screened in balcony and also has its own bathroom with shower views of the palm trees and water. The second bedroom shares its full bathroom with the rest of the home. Both bedrooms are very quiet and have lots of natural light and very comfortable queen size beds. If you need another bed, there’s a full size convertible couch in the living room, and it has a very comfortable mattress, so you’ll be sure to get a great night’s sleep!
The dock can accommodate most any size boat, and comes complete with fish cleaning table. Cool off from a day of fishing with a dip in the crystal clear water. The flow through canal allows the keys water to flow through both ways, and is perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking. A refreshing rinse in the outdoor shower will prepare you for relaxing under the coconut palms in the hammock with a tropical drink from the upstairs bar. Relax in a heated splash pool with jets, big enough for your whole party. Watch as the kids reel in mangrove snappers from the dock. Don’t have a boat? No problem. Rentals and charter boats are nearby for fishing, diving, or sightseeing! For the boaters, a full service marina including boat ramp, fuel and marine repair is conveniently located within the community.
An oversized JennAir Grille can cook enough for an army with five burners, an infra-red searing section, and a great side burner for blackening your catch. It comes complete with all utensils, porcelain grille pans for smaller items such as veggies and shrimp, and cast iron skillets for blackening to perfection. Eat your catch on the screened in balcony on the second floor watching as the water flows by the coconut palm trees.
Key West is nearby with only 25 minutes of scenic driving in between. Visit Key West for its world renowned shopping and dining. We’ll give you our treasure map of the locals’ favorite spots, and check out our Captain's Log for discounts. Be sure to visit the Southernmost Point in the US and then take part in the sunset celebration at Mallory Square. There you will find fire-breathing street performers, an acrobatic show with trained cats, and a very unique one-man-band. In Key West, you can also visit many historical sites and museums, enjoy unique artwork from the numerous local artists and embark on a sunset cruise on a large schooner sailboat.
If you like beaches, then you will love Bahia Honda State Park. The beaches are some of the top rated in the US, and it is only minutes away to the North! Also in the area is the Key Deer National Wildlife Preserve where you can see this endangered species roaming around.
The Little Torch area offers peaceful serenity like nowhere else in the Keys, but has every modern convenience including hardware stores, tackle shops, a major supermarket, and lots of great, often hidden restaurants and bars. You will love exploring the area. You can also celebrate a special occasion by taking a walk to the ferry boat to transport you and your family to a luxurious dining experience at the Five Star resort on Little Palm Island.
If you dive or fish, then you have got to stay in Little Torch Key. Looe Key Reef (directly offshore of our home) is a Federally protected marine sanctuary with dive sites rated as the best in the continental US. It is simply breathtaking! You will be amazed. For the spearfishermen, there are some great locations for you to visit. There are lots of Grouper, Mutton Snapper, Hogfish, etc, and the lobster abound! As for the fishing, the offshore pelagic species feed aggressively in the currents as the Gulf of Mexico pours into the Atlantic Ocean. There is good daytime Swordfishing on the drop-off. The Dolphin (Mahi-Mahi not flipper) fishing is second to none, and there are plenty of Wahoo, Tuna, and Marlin. The reef fishing is awesome, and there is a lot to explore in the back country, too.
No need to make that annoying morning run for ice. A 600lb ice machine is available to you under the patio.
When you drive through the lower keys, you feel the pace of life slow down. Every minute reveals a new breathtaking view as the Gulf of Mexico collides with the Atlantic Ocean and nature abounds over the sprawling ocean flats of the Florida Keys. Teams of Pelicans crash into the water chasing schools of baitfish, herons and cranes wade through the shallow waters, and dolphins play in the channels by the bridges. Life abounds in this paradise and every modern convenience is right around the corner. It just doesn't get any better.
This is our dream vacation home, and we use it for fishing, diving, and just plain relaxing with the family. We are willing to share this with you and your family, but only if you will take care of it as we do. If you are looking to pack the house and party loud, then this is NOT for you. This home is located in a quiet residential neighborhood. Its furnishings are very nice and not suitable for partiers (or pets). We are hoping that you and your family find the same pleasures that we do and return season after season. We will do whatever we can to make your stay comfortable, relaxing, and enjoyable!
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The home is owned by a few great friends: a pharmacist, a high-end home builder, and a general contractor who all share a love and passion for the ocean and enjoy the keys lifestyle. We all enjoy bringing our families down for vacationing. We love to fish, dive, and cook our catch!
Richard purchased this House in 2011
Why Richard chose Big Pine Key
We have been coming to the keys for years for fishing, diving and just plain relaxing. We have stayed on most every island, but It was this area that we truly fell in love with. It is only in this stretch of the keys that you can have the best of everything. You find yourself surrounded by complete serenity and the most breathtaking views, and you still have every modern amenity and convenience at your fingertips. The area is removed from the hustle and bustle of the touristy areas, but you are only 25 minutes from Key West. You can reeeeally get the feel of island life without having fast food restaurants or high rise hotels in the nearby area (except Key West). The fishing and diving off of the Little Torch area is the absolute best in the keys. There are several protected marine sanctuaries renowned to have the most pristine and beautiful reefs in the continental US. Offshore, the pelagic species feed aggressively as the Gulf of Mexico pours into the Atlantic. When we found this house, we had to have it....it is awesome!. We knew we found our paradise.
What makes this House unique
Serenity - The home is located in a non-touristy area, at the end of a quiet residential street that has virtually no traffic. It's relaxing! Convenience - Everything is at your fingertips. There are great restaurants and bars nearby, many that deliver. There are marinas, supermarkets, etc. And you're close to Key West without having to live in the madness. For boaters, we are conveniently located on the ocean side of US1, and it is just a 2 minute drive to open water. We have a flow through canal - This is important and little known. Unlike most of the keys canals, ours was engineered with openings at both ends so that the water can freely flow through on both tides, always being replaced by new water. This is important because our water does not stagnate and is perfectly suitable for swimming and snorkeling. Personal connections / discounts - We will give to you our favorite places to go to visit and to eat, etc. We want you to have a great time and we want you to return again and again, so we try to show you the best the area has to offer and steer you away from the not-so-great places. The beautiful sandy , and pristine beaches of Bahia Honda State park is just minutes away. Key deer roam all around Big Pine Key. Kayaking is a big plus and are provided.
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We have stayed many places in the Keys over the years. We bring our boat and love to dive and fish. This place is not only beautifully decorated inside, it also has great outdoor space and one of the nicest docks we have ever had. There is a huge splash pool/ hot tub that is well maintained. The fishing and lobstering spots are very close and awesome. The neighbors on both sides are very nice and helpful and the owner was very responsive to our texts for questions. Great restaurants nearby as well. We had an awesome time. March 2018
Paradise in the Keys!
We were thrilled with the condition, location and amenities this home offered. By far the best home we have rented in the keys. We were so comfortable. The ice machine is a huge time and money saver. The use of the bikes, kayaks and the downstairs storage was so perfect! Grocery store was so close, great restaurants nearby and Key West was 30 min away. We loved the dock, hot tub and the boating access is excellent. I hope to stay again in the near future. Richard was very professional and easy to work with. Thank you for a fabulous vacation.
Great House! Perfect Location!!!
This is the best house we have rented in the Lower Keys in terms of location & amenities in the 9 years we have made our annual trip down here! The house is located in a nice & quiet neighborhood on a flow through canal with super fast access to the Big Pine Key channel. The location is great with easy out to US1 & to shopping, gas station, etc - Winn Dixie, CVS, Reef Light Tackle etc. We really really enjoyed our stay here, & this will be our #1 choice next year!
The house is clean & has all the great amenities. The beds are very comfortable, & the bedrooms are spacious. There are plenty of closet space & the bathrooms are clean. The living room has nice furniture & a large flat screen TV. The kitchen has a great layout, lots of counter space with everything we need to fix breakfast & cook our meals. The screened in porch is a great place to relax, & have drinks while watching sunset. We appreciate the dual stairs in front to the door, & in the back to screened in porch. The washer & dryer work well with all features. The backyard is well landscaped with paving stones, & have lots to offer - dual hammocks, relaxing chairs & table, plus hot tub.
We rented a boat for the week & the boat was easily delivered to Dolphins Marina & driven to the canal behind the house & docked. The dock is brand new with solar powered lights, stretched the length of the property making it easy to dock. The fish cleaning table is great! We fished almost daily from our boat out at the reef or inside the reef or back country despite the wind, & caught lots of fish - yellow tail/mutton/mangrove/schoolmaster/lane snappers, black grouper, barracuda, bonita, shark, lady fish, blue runner plus others. There are lots of fish in the canal - mangrove snapper, barracuda, etc. The biggest plus is that the owners let renters of the property use their downstairs storage for fishing gears and freezer to storing bait. On top of that, there is an ice machine to save money and time for getting ice.
In addition, we went to the Dry Tortugas National Park via seaplane from Key West which was an amazing experience. Bahia Honda State Park is only 20 min away. Our favorite restaurants are Square Grouper on Cudjoe Key & Mangrove Mama on Sugarloaf Key. We also enjoyed great fresh local catch fish sandwiches at Keys Cuisine on Big Pine Key.
The owner, Richard, is fantastic! He provided great info & responded quickly to questions via email & text. And great customer service throughout!
The perfect place in paradise!
I've rented many different homes on various keys over the years, but this one is by far the best of all.....Outstanding!!!!!!! Not only is the house decor fabulous, but also well kept, great amenities, perfect location and best of all.......Richard. With professionalism, friendliness, and making sure my stay was the best, was impressed. I'm looking forward to vacationing in the Keys again, and by this review, you know where I'll be staying.
BEST VACATION EVER!
WOW! What an amazing week. This was a SURPRISE 30th Anniversary trip for my sister in law and her husband. First and foremost we would like to THANK Richard (homeowner) for his attention to detail and always making himself available to answer all of our questions prior to our arrival. THERE WERE A LOT! The communication was above and beyond any other home rental we have ever done.
The description of the home was spot on. The house was clean and well appointed. We flew down, therefore we could not pack as much. We were pleasantly surprised that we did not want for anything. The screened porch was our favorite! We spent most mornings and evenings out there. The canal view was Awesome.
The home rental came with Kayaks and Bikes. The Kayaks were our next favorite. We spent several hours paddling the canals and open waters around Little Torch Key. The kayaks afforded us an opportunity to explore the tranquility and beauty of the area. We took several bike rides around the neighborhood, so quiet and peaceful! The home also came with a Hot Tub and a Hammock. Unfortunately due to our busy schedule, we did not fully utilize them. If our stay would have been longer, we would have definitely taken advantage of them.
Location of the home was convenient to Key West, snorkeling at Looe Key, and Bahia Honda State Park. Looe Key is a MUST! Best Snorkeling we have ever done. We would like to give a shout out to LOOE KEY REEF RESORT & DIVE CENTER. The crew and trip were AMAZING. They are located a short 5 minute drive from the home. Price for snorkeling tour includes all equipment needed.
We will definitely be back and highly recommend this home.
AR Family of Five
We came for Christmas vacation for 11 days and had an absolutely, awesome, amazing time! The house pictures are good but do not compare to how nice the house is when you walk in.
We loved the kayaks, bikes, hammocks, hot tub, grill, and the wonderful porches. It was a perfect neighborhood, so peaceful and quiet, great for walking, running, and biking. Meals on the porch were completely wonderful. The canals are perfect for quiet kayaking. The kitchen has everything you need to make wonderful meals. There are plenty of towels for all of your needs and nice laundry to keep everything clean!
Our family does Crossfit and got up most mornings and took a quick drive to Key West to workout, it is a beautiful and easy drive with lots to see along the way. Many great places to eat along that route as well. The house is in a really great location, near the grocery store, restaurants, and other attractions, while not being in the thick of things. There are several really fantastic restaurants between the house and Key West that are super easy to get to right on 1. Bahia Honda State Park and Bridge and the Seven Mile Bridge are right down the road and are absolutely breathtaking at sunset!! If you enjoy walking or running I highly suggest this on Seven Mile bridge – we did it several times and just magnificent every time.
The owners were awesome through every communication, it was a pleasure to deal with them! And they have a great book of information in the house for you to use for just about everything.
We did so many wonderful things while in the Keys, as well as spending lots of family time at this house and had the best vacation ever! We look forward to coming back, hopefully really soon!
This beautiful vacation home is our personal getaway that we are able to share with you. The home is located just inshore of the best dive site in the continental US, Looe Key Reef! The area offers some of the best diving and fishing in the US! The channels are wide and easy to navigate. There are great fishing guides and dive boats just minutes away.
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