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WEEKLY Casa Domingi OPEN WATER Destination Kids Pets Group Couples Relaxing Fun

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms and 2 baths, sleeps up to 8 people

Located on the open water of Big Pine Key, this is a tranquil and natural property just 30 minutes from Key West. This property has an unparalleled and fantastic open water sunrise view of nearby mangrove islands and the old Bahia Honda railway bridge. Located on Spanish Harbor with easy access to both the Gulf and Atlantic alike, this property caters to salt water enthusiasts, fishermen, sun lovers and folks that just desire peaceful enjoyment in a wonderful hunk of paradise. Diminutive Endangered Key Deer wander around freely blending right in with the natural surroundings.

Open concept, well maintained, spotlessly clean and tastefully decorated elevated concrete stilt home with 2 elevated covered verandahs. 3 bedrooms, two of which are on the open water with french doors to the verandah, 2 baths, a large well equipped and modern kitchen and a great living room. Large coconut palm lined clean concrete patio waterside with cleats, seawall and fender boards allows shallow draft dockage subject to tide fluctuations.

All this with a view that just can't be beat. Almost 1/2 acre of land right on the open water.

More Details

Dan Gilroy
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, Pig Latin
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 28, 2017

About Dan Gilroy

Originally from Ohio I moved our family here before the children grew up because it is the opposite of cold and grey. In the decades since I have grown to love the natural beauty of things in, on and around the water.

Dan Gilroy purchased this house in 1996

Why Dan Gilroy chose Lower Keys Area

We had wintered in the area for 2 years and picked this location because of good neighbors, easy water access and a quiet street that was still near enough to US1 to have easy access to necessities. Honestly, the view from the house across the water is the best I've ever seen down here. There's not a house in the Keys that I've ever visited that has a better view. See for yourself and decide.

What makes this house unique

The view. Almost a half acre of land which is quite large for the Keys. Lots of privacy fenced parking for friends , boat trailers and good times. Both blue water and backwater access right outside the door. Did I mention the view?

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our group had a very enjoyable stay at Casa Domingi. The weather was cooperative as we were able to fish every day and did not have any rain. The property worked out fine for us. The location is excellent for fishing the bridge area. We docked three boats and rafted two together which worked okay. The big inflated buoy’s worked great to keep the boats off the sea wall. We moved the table from the west patio into the living room for dining. We had plenty of room for parking our vehicles and boat trailers. The place is very quiet and somewhat isolated which we liked. We ended up with seven people as one individual had an accident the week before the trip and had to cancel. I slept one night on the couch and the rest of the week on the seaside patio on an air mattress and cot. The breeze was very nice and kept the mosquitoes away. Our group was definitely liked the properties and will consider it next year. I liked your house manual as it is very complete and well done. We did not eat any meals out and cooked all our meals in house.

A couple of improvements we would suggest are a fish cleaning station and rod racks for stowing the fishing rods would be nice. I did see a scorpion in the lower lever as it scooted under the chair. The seawall could use a few more cleats and bumpers to more conveniently dock three boats directly on the sea wall.
May 2014
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Big Pine Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bedroom Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Main Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , On-suite bathroom Open water verandah access
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Small Desk and chair Open Water verandah access
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Side view for the kids or late sleepers.
  • Master and Second Bedroom include French doors opening to water side verandah and open water sunrise views. Sleeps 6 in bedrooms, 8 total using the queen size sleeper couch.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Shallow draft dockage available subject to tide fluctuations giving access to America's largest living coral reef. A scuba, snorkel and fishing paradise. Direct open water access to both backwater flats and open blue water ocean. Clean 2700+ sq.ft. oceanfront palm tree lined sunbathing patio.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

WEEKLY Casa Domingi OPEN WATER Destination Kids Pets Group Couples Relaxing Fun
average rating of 4.814815 based on 28 reviews

wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

This home is well stocked. Located centrally, and an easy clean up. Also great beds-thank you.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks folks. We like comfort, and we're glad that you do as well. Top quality linens and bedding go a long way towards making for a restful evening. Nothing better after a fun filled day in the Florida Keys. Keeping the kitchen loaded with everything a person needs to work their magic helps to facilitate an enjoyable time at Casa Domingi.
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Everything was great! Amazing view, awesome fishing!

  • 5 of 5

This house in Big Pine Key was all we could have wanted and more. We had a large group, but there was plenty of room for everyone in the house. Before the trip, we were worried about the docking situation, but we ended up docking a 23 foot boat with no issues. The house came with everything we needed including one of the best views you could ask for. Overall, this house exceeded expectations and allowed us to have a great week in Big Pine Key.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoyed your time here at Casa Domingi. Fantastic views of tropical waters loaded with fish and fun. Thanks for bringing that up. We sometimes forget about the things we see and do every day here in paradise. Great boating, world class fishing, and water sport activities of all kinds help to round out an overall great time at a great hut in a great location (with a killer view). Spring and summer fishing is just starting up with glass smooth warm waters as far as the eye can see. Thanks for making our place a part of your tropical vacation.
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Fantastic family vacation at Casa Domingi!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week. Very comfortable home with gorgeous views. Everything worked great and accommodated our family of 5 easily. We have 3 sons ages 15, 11 and 9 who fished, swam and did some paddle boarding off the back deck. We ate take out from several restaurants on Big Pine and easily found bait and places to fish along the keys. We enjoyed snorkeling and a day of fishing all within 10 minutes of the house. The location is terrific and there is a grocery store close for anything you need. Great week.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you folks for that spot on review. We work hard to make Casa Domingi a great place for an enjoyable time in paradise. Our location puts us right in the middle of it all, while at the same time just far enough away to be serene and relaxing. Eat out, take out or waterside dining at home are all great experiences with our view. We're glad you and your family had a great time. It's a great place to do a great week.
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Great Value!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Domingi was all as advertised. The house was the perfect setup and location for a group of 6. Easy access to kayaking at the Old Wooden Bridge Fishcamp, quick drive to Bahia Honda, 25 minutes to Sombrero Beach in Marathon, 50 minutes to Key West. We missed snorkling at Looe Key because of unrelenting east winds but that drive is only 15 minutes. It was great to be able to bring our dogs with us. I highly recommend Casa Domingi if you are doing a trip to the lower Keys!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks much folks. We keep it real at Casa Domingi. We're glad you had a great time here in paradise. Casa Domingi is a great value in the Florida Keys in particular when our location is put into play. So close to everything, yet so peaceful. You bring up a point that is often overlooked, our pricing is quite the value when compared to any vacation home on open water. There just aren't that many of us down here and most are quite pricey. Good location, good times and good value... not a bad combo.
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Beautiful Sunrises

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect, the house had everything we needed, very clean. Especially liked the welcoming bottle of champagne.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you kindly! It's not easy being perfect, but we sure do try. Cleanliness is next to Keysiness (ok, I made that up on the fly). Nonetheless a clean hut is a happy hut and we like clean just as much as you do. After that day of traveling down, it's always nice to find a little surprise to get your vacation started. If you like our sunrises, you'll love our moonrises, the view is spectacular. We at Casa Domingi are truly glad you had a good time, that's what vacations in paradise are made of.
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Peaceful retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a week at Casa Domingi. The house has fabulous views of th water. We were too lazy to get up with the sunrise, but saw some fantastic moon rises from the patio. The views never failed to impress us. We did a lot of sightseeing in the area and enjoyed the relaxing and peaceful surroundings of the house when we got back. There was a notebook full of terrific information at the house and we read it daily and even went to the bars and restaurants recommended. It was great information. The house iteself is very well stocked and had pretty much everything we needed. We had a small issue with an air conditioner, but the owner responded right away. The house is about a 40 minute drive to Key West and very close to the Honda Bahia State Park which is awesome. We all loved this place and highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You nailed it, thanks folks! If you're looking for a place to recharge your batteries all the while being just a few minutes from the action, Casa Domingi is the hut for you. Walking out through the French doors to the water side veranda is breathtaking. If you did nothing more than that, your vacation would be complete... but there is so much more. It is freeing to enjoy a week of paradise here in the Florida Keys, irregardless of your game plan. That notebook is our little friend. It give you our vision of almost 20 years of local knowledge and lets you enjoy your vacation like a boss, making the most of your time. After you left, we went back to that A/C and found a kink in a line. We broke out our de-kinking device and now that we are kinkless, we have high anticipation of good things.
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Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Key West International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Springer's Bar and Grill
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Key West Express to Tampa
Nearest Golf
29 Miles
Key West Public Golf Course
Nearest Train
150 Miles
Amtrak in Miami
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
US 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
Bistro 31 Steak and Seafood
Nearest Ski
0.1 Miles
Water Ski in the front yard
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Bahia Honda State Park
Car: recommended

Million Dollar view! Located on the open water with unparalleled sunrise views of the bay and several keys including Bahia Honda. Situated in a secluded and serene location of Big Pine Key surrounded by Endangered Key Deer. Local. Close enough to town to be convenient to essentials and entertainment. Just 27 miles from Key West. Grocery, Drug Stores, Post Office, Banks, Gas, Liquor stores, Bars and Restaurants just up town and just a bicycle ride away.


Rates & Availability

Big Pine Key House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak 2017
Dec 31 2016 - Jul 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Mini-Season 2017
Jul 22 2017 - Jul 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 29 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak 2018
Dec 30 2017 - Jul 20 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200 + Tax
Pet Fee $250
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.5%

$1800/wk - $2850/wk
Check-in time is 3:00 PM, check-out time is 10:00 sharp. No Late Check-outs are available.
Monthly and Seasonal Discount rates are available subject to prior bookings.
Play it safe and buy travel insurance through Homeaway, no refunds.
Up to 2 well mannered pets are allowed for one $250 pet fee.
A 3.5% Convenience fee is added to all credit card transactions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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