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Kens Conch Key Cottage-2BR/2bth or 1BR/1bth Getaway + Optional Motor Boat Rental

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Last updated: 04/30/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

2br/2bth cottage on the water. *Option to rent as 1br/1bth (see rate schedule)

We are a small romantic cottage on a tropical island named Conch Key; a quaint & old Florida Keys style lobster fishing village located about 10 miles from Marathon. Close to various state parks and beaches.

Centrally located we are the exact midpoint of the Florida Keys, or the halfway mark between the mainland & Key West, making us a perfect home base for day trips & sightseeing.

We offer a quiet underdeveloped island with an easy relaxing pace of life consisting of small residential streets, where you can take a leisurely stroll, bike ride on our bikes(no traffic), take an ocean water dip off our private dock, explore the island & find our hidden cove & beach, or take a nap under the large Tiki hut in our hammocks, and still embrace the authentic charm of the Old Florida Keys.

You can embark on an adventure, launch the kayaks and fish the flats or explore the island waterside, paddle to surrounding sandbars, other islands & scenic waterways, as well as island beaches accessible by small boat only. All our guests may enjoy the use of our bicycles & kayaks without charge.

On a beautiful waterview setting, the back yard opens to a large Tiki Hut with electricity, ceiling fans, and night time lighting on the water. Under its roof you'll find swinging hammocks and dining table for relaxation, perfect for cocktail hour or outside dining & BBQ. Scenic & on the water, manatees, tropical fish & Loggerhead turtles often come by to visit. Daytime, or shine a light into the water at night and you'll see tropical fish, lobster, octopus, and other sea life passing around our dock.

Your next door neighbors Steve & Jeff, professional commercial lobstermen, will sell you fresh caught, off their boats, lobster and stone crab when in season; or ask your other next door neighbor Captain Dan, professional captain & fishing guide to take you on a 1/2 day or full day charter on his boat and catch your own fish without having to drive anywhere: just wake up, step off your back porch & onto his boat. After a beautiful day on the water Captain Dan will help or filet your fish. You can cook them on the grill as soon as you get off the boat, or take it to many of the local eateries that will cook your catch for a delicious meal.

If you like to fish without a boat, we are located within walking distance of the dedicated world class Long Key fishing bridge ( apx. 3 miles long) where you can cast your bait for tarpon & many other variety of salt water fish. The bridge is also a great place take a bike ride, go for a walk, or jog if you are a runner, and catch a beautiful sunrise or sunset over the water.

For our guests who own or bring boats, the boat launch is only about a block away from the cottage. Our large dock will accommodate a boat up to 23' in length (no additional charges) & there's plenty of room on property to store you trailer (again no additional charges). There is immediate Bay & Ocean access for flats or deep sea fishing, lobstering, diving, snorkeling and other water activities.

To qualified boaters we can also offer (with additional charges) Small Motor Boat Options (SMBOs) - small motor boat rentals available with the cottage booking only, capable of being used for island hopping, scenic on water exploring, and boat only accessible island beaches. Our boats are capable of getting under the many smaller lower height bridges dividing ocean & bay, allowing more opportunity & easier access to island beaches & skinny water exploration of scenic waterways etc. They are not for use in deeper ocean side water, if you are interested in a Deep sea or larger boat rental, we can certainly help guide you to a close & practical boat rental company.

Tastefully furnished, the cottage is a cozy 2bedroom/2bath romantic getaway with WIFI internet access. Accommodations are comfortable for 2 guests on each queen size bed, and if necessary 1 guest on the couch (a bit crowded). The 2nd bedroom/bath is attached to the cottage but accessible by a private front porch courtyard entrance/exit, not through the body of the main cottage, providing an extra level of comfort & privacy for 2 couples traveling together or families, but may be unsuitable for younger children. Each side includes its own bathroom, Direct TV with premium channels, & separate thermostatically controlled central a/c & heat.

THIS IS NOT A PARTY HOUSE RENTAL, NO LARGE GATHERINGS. We love great guests that are respectful of our neighbors & our property on this quaint island & thus allow no more than a respectful number, or limit of non-booked guests at any time during your stay.
We apologize in advance as (on this internet platform) sitewide programming & logarithms don't always mesh with our practical needs concerning online rentals, it works but does not always work flawlessly. Estimated rates (the "enter dates to see accurate pricing" tab) from this sight are based on a 2 bedroom 2 bath rental for 2 couples or a maximum of 4 guests (sharing 2 queen size beds) DURING NON HOLIDAY & NON SPECIAL EVENT PERIODS, additional guests incur additional charges and/or higher damage deposits. ADDITIONAL GUESTS, HOLIDAY & SPECIAL EVENT PERIODS are also not necessarily reflected accurately on the estimated rental rate shown prior to our formal written quote or reply from this platform but are corrected edited & rectified with our reply prior to your booking. Families please provide the ages of any children in your initial inquiry to receive our best possible rates.


The cottage may be rented as a 1br/1bth rental at a cheaper rate for 1 couple renters only. The "enter dates to see accurate pricing" tab where you enter your booking dates, will not provide pricing for 1br/1bth rentals (only provides pricing for 4adults/2br/2bth rentals on non holiday/ special event periods).

For 1br/1bth rentals click on "send e mail" (inquiry), request a quote for the 1br/1bth option.

The courtyard 2nd bedroom with bath, is closed for individual couples who request (on the initial inquiry prior to booking) to rent as a 1br/1bth at the lower rates (*see our 1br/1bth rates under 'additional info about our rates'/ 'Notes') who would not have the need for a second bedroom (couple or couple with infant).The courtyard 2nd br/bth is never booked or available for booking by another party during a 1br/1bth cottage rental, insuring your privacy & exclusive use of the property.
Again, a written request for the 1br/1bth cottage rental must be made with the initial inquiry prior to online (or automatic) booking, in order to receive the discounted rate (as we must edit the pricing manually).

Advanced Bookings require a non refundable $500.00 reservation deposit for each week or part of a week booked until 60 days prior to the check in date when the balance and all monies are due.

This is definitely a NON-SMOKING and absolutely a NO PARTY/NO PET rental.
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Member since: 2007

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/30/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum 26 yrs. of age...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    2nd br/bth may be unsuitable for young children without an adult as we are on the water and this br/bth has no access thru the house, access is a seperate entrance/exit off the front porch. The living room couch is available as a single in the main cottage. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Outside Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Sleeps 2 adults ...moreless

  • Main Cottage Master Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Sleeps 2 adults & can accommodate 1 additional on couch...moreless

  • Main Cottage Master Bedroom 1 has a queen bed and can accommodate a single cot for a younger child. Sofa can be used as a single bed. With the exclusion of the Outside Bedroom 2 it becomes the optional *1br/1bth cottage rental available at lower rates (see 'Additional information about rental rates' section below for 1br/1bth rate schedule, conditions apply) _______________________________________________________________________________ 2br/2bth Cottage Rental - Sleeps 4- 5 adults Main Cottage Master Bedroom 1 + Outside bedroom 2 with queen bed and private bathroom. Bedroom 2 is a room that enjoys its own private entrance/exit off the front porch courtyard(not accessible thru the main body of the cottage), and individual thermostat controlled central AC/Heat offering a higher level of comfort and privacy for couples and families. We are on the water, this bedroom may be unsuitable for younger children without an adult. Both bedrooms enjoy Direct TV with premium movie channels...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Beautiful scenic sunsets on the water. Huge thatch roof Tiki hut with swinging hammocks for easy relaxation and lighted ceiling fan,table and furniture for outside dining and cocktails on the water. Kayaks and barbeque. Life vests and assorted snorkeling gear is available for guests use. Linens, towels (no beach or boating towels), basic supplies (starte soap, toilette paper etc.), cooking utensils. Washer/dryer are provided with weekly rentals or longer & available at charge for shorter rentals....moreless


  • Satellite / Cable:

    Enjoy premium movie channels...moreless

  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Festivals
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Waterfront:

    Enjoy waterfront dining, cocktails, scenic sunsets or lounging in the hammocks that swing under the large Tiki. You may also inquire about our optional small motor boat rentals...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    Dining room table and outside dining table under the large Tiki Hut...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Available with minimum weekly rental or greater...moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wi Fi...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Plenty of parking on the grounds including space for boat and trailer...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    For cottage use only, no beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Available with minimum weekly rentals or greater...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Apt. size oven ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Initial starter toilette paper, paper towels, & hand soap ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    4 burner apt. size stove/oven...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Bicycles
  • Boat:

    Inquire about our optional small motor boat rentals, Ideal for island hopping, exploring and enjoying scenic beaches, sandbars, & waterways accessible by small boat only....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Hammocks under the Tiki Hut for lazy days and sunset coctails next to the water...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 double person and 2 single kayaks are included for your use....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Kayaks and snorkelling equipment available for our guests to use...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.8
from 31 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 12.5%


Holiday week/weekends & Special Event rates are higher. Each additional guest $50.00 per night.

Minimum Advance Reservation deposit are non refundable $500.00 per week, or part of. Balance & all monies due 60 days prior to check in date.

Minimum Damage deposits are $500.00 or greater

Main Cottage only as 1br/1bth* for 2 adults only, @ the following standard rates (excludes Courtyard 2nd br/bth): Daily (3 night min.) @ $710.00 * Weekly (7nights) @ $1656.00 * Monthly Rentals (28 nights) Off season consideration

*Special Event/Holiday week, weekend & daily rates higher for 1br & 2br rentals, additionally some Holiday/Special Event periods may require a minimum weeklong booking.

** Ask about rates for optional small motor boat (SMBOs) rentals with cottage.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 04/30/2017
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Car: Necessary

We offer small motor boat (option) rental for island hopping, boat only accessible beaches, & scenic exploration on the water close to land. Traditional beaches and state parks are close by also. Larger power boat rental, fishing charters, and fresh seafood are available literally feet away from the property. Also Hawks Cay resort, just around the corner offers a wide variety of water activities such as jet ski rental, para-sailing, powerboat rentals, and fish or dive charters. Lobstermen and local fishing guides with private charter boats are your neighbors and are happy to book a days activities. Fishing and diving are excellent and we are well situated with immediate bay and ocean access by boat. We have on many occasions caught our lobster dinners by snorkeling immediately around the island. Watching the neighbors bring in their daily fresh catch of fish, lobster, stone crabs, and tropical fish for aquariums is very interesting, and purchasing fresh caught from the neighbors for your meal, if you don't catch your own.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1993

About the owner: I grew up in Dade County and Biscayne Bay where my family always enjoyed boating, diving, and general water activities. I became a firefighter and retired from Dade County Fire Department after 31.5 years of service.

Why the Owner Chose Conch Key, Duck Key, FL, USA:
I always enjoyed spending so much time in the Florida Keys with great friends, & grew a fond attachment to this particular island for its old style Fla. Keys ambience. This island fishing village is unique to the Fla. Keys experience and it is easy to visualize why its residents chose to call it home. Because friends & family enjoyed my cottage so much also, they suggested & encouraged me to start the rental on a lark. Not intending more than an occasional rental I was quickly rewarded with a sense of pride from guests that raved about the cottage which fueled my interest on continuing.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Centraly & practically located, it is exactly the hafway mark from the mainland to famous Key West, approximately 1.5 hour drive to either, from the property. Located adjacent to the Long Key bridge it provides immediate bay and ocean access to the best diving, fishing, kayaking, beaches, and boating activities in the Keys without having to travel time consuming miles to reach a location to cross over from the bay to the ocean or vise versa for water activities. Far enough to feel disconnected from mainland society and relax on the hammocks under the Tiki hut in a very romantic setting.

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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/30/2017

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  • Living room

    Living room

  • Main cottage Master BR
queen bed

    Main cottage Master BR queen bed

  • 2nd br/bth queen bed

    2nd br/bth queen bed

  • ZZZZZZZ.......


  • Outside dining and coctails

    Outside dining and coctails

  • Loggerhead in our back yard

    Loggerhead in our back yard

  • Up close and Personal in the back yard

    Up close and Personal in the back yard

  • Our CraigCat (Small boat Option) lots of fun and great for shallow waters

    Our CraigCat (Small boat Option) lots of fun and great for shallow waters

  • Our favorite beach to picnic, private accessible by small boat only and close by

    Our favorite beach to picnic, private accessible by small boat only and close by

  • Born for Island hopping

    Born for Island hopping

  • Inside cottage Dining

    Inside cottage Dining

  • Kitchen


  • 2nd BR - queen bed/bth

    2nd BR - queen bed/bth

  • Night time Tiki, dining, Happy hour, or just a nice siesta in the hammocks

    Night time Tiki, dining, Happy hour, or just a nice siesta in the hammocks

  • Our neighbor likes to come visit our back yard

    Our neighbor likes to come visit our back yard

  • Fine dining Keys style!

    Fine dining Keys style!

  • Plenty of dockkage for your boat.

    Plenty of dockkage for your boat.

  • CraigCat beach landing

    CraigCat beach landing

  • Picnic Perfect !!!

    Picnic Perfect !!!

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 30, 2017

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