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Duck Key Villa on Tom's Harbor - Unbeatable Sunsets!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom

This Villa is located on Duck Key with Tom’s Harbor at your back door where you can relax and overlook the water from the first or second floor patio, or enjoy the water directly from your Villa by walking just a few steps where boats, jets skis, paddleboards, and kayaks may be anchored. Boat dockage may be rented from Hawk’s Cay Marina on Duck Key, Grassy Key Marina, or in Marathon.

Duck Key is located in the middle of the Florida Keys at Mile Marker 61, between Islamorada and Marathon, approximately two hours from the Miami or Fort Lauderdale Airports. Key West is about one hour south from the Villa.

This Villa is a Conch style townhome with a full kitchen supplied with utensils and cookware to be used during your stay; dining area; living room on the first floor with a TV, satellite cable access, DVD player, and wireless internet access; and direct ocean access to Tom’s Harbor from the first floor patio.

There are two bedrooms and two bathrooms located on the second floor with queen sized beds. Each bedroom has full size bathroom is attached to each bedroom. There is NOT a bathroom on the first floor. This unit is perfect for four people, two in each bedroom. There is however, a sleeper sofa that will accommodate two people. No more than six people maximum are permitted to occupy this rental.

The master bedroom has a patio with a beautiful view overlooking Tom’s Harbor. There are queen size beds in each bedroom, with a TV and satellite cable access. There is a clothes washer and dryer on the first floor. Linens, bath, and beach towels are provided for use during your stay.

The beautiful Angler and Ale Restaurant and the Hawks Cay Marina are located on Duck Key and is in walking distance from this beautiful Villa. The Marina offers every activity that you could want, to include rentals for kayaks, paddleboards, and jet skis. Scuba diving, snorkeling, and fishing are also available. No need to drive anywhere, just walk across Duck Key Drive and you are at the beautiful Hawks Cay Marina.

We do not participate in the Hawks Cay Resort Rental Management Program, which allows us to offer our villa at reduced rental prices. Consequently, the resort imposes restrictions to their facilities, including the pools to private renters such as VRBO. Bar and poolside food and drink service are also restricted for non-resort guests. If your vacation plans are to primarily spend time at the resort pool/lagoon, receive poolside and bar service, or use the tennis courts, we recommend reserving your stay with the resort.

The Dolphin Connection, and all of the exciting Marina services are available to our guests and must be paid for at the time of service. No charges may be made to the Villa.

More Details

Owner
Jan Dempsey Simkins
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Jan Dempsey Simkins

Natives of the west and mid-west regions, but love Florida and the Florida Keys enough to retire here. Both love scuba diving, kayaking, fishing, and bicycling and are able to enjoy all of these activities as residents of the Florida Keys. We pride ourselves on being actively involved with our rental properties to ensure a wonderful Florida Keys experience for our guests.

Jan Dempsey Simkins purchased this villa in 2013

Why Jan Dempsey Simkins chose Marathon Area

This property was our home away from home until we retired and now currently live in the Florida Keys. We traveled frequently to this location to vacation and enjoy all that the Florida Keys had to offer. We have worked hard to make this Villa our home away from home, and strive to make this Villa a home for each of our guests while enjoying their vacations.

What makes this villa unique

This Villa is steps from the beautiful Tom's Harbor. Everything you could wish to do is right out your back door. Swimming, fishing, paddle boarding, kayaking, boating, and jet skiing, just to name a few. The sunsets are amazing every night and can be enjoyed from our back patio.

The town of Marathon is ten minutes away with charter facilities of every sort as well. The options are endless for this this middle keys villa.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family and I very much enjoyed our two night stay in your rental at the end of March.



My only suggestion would be to make the living room couch into a sleeper sofa. My tween/teen did NOT want to share the queen bed in one of the bedrooms, so my son slept on the couch. A sleeper sofa would have made it more comfy for him.
Mar 2013
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Amenities

Duck Key Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No Smoking
  • No Grilling
  • No more than six persons to reside in the residence.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 1 -
  • Two full size bathrooms are attached to each bedroom located on the second floor. There is NOT a bathroom located on the first floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • There are two bedrooms and two bathrooms located on the second floor; each full size bathroom is attached to each bedroom. The master bedroom has a patio with a beautiful view overlooking Tom’s Harbor. There are queen size beds in each bedroom, with a TV and satellite cable access. Both beds have new pillow top beds, and a sofa sleeper.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
A safe is provided for guests to lock their personal belongings. This safe is large enough to place items of value to include a laptop computer. Many guests inquire regarding a outdoor grill. Unfortunately, there is no grilling allowed on the property in accordance with home owner association guidelines. However, there are charcoal grills available for our guests to use at the Hawks Cay Marina, which is directly across from the Villa. We do not participate in the Hawks Cay Resort Rental Management Program, which allows us to offer our villa at reduced rental prices. Consequently, the resort imposes restrictions to their facilities, including the pools to private renters such as VRBO. Bar and poolside food and drink service are also restricted for non-resort guests. If your vacation plans are to primarily spend time at the resort pool/lagoon, receive poolside and bar service, or use the tennis courts, we recommend reserving your stay with the resort.

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Duck Key Villa on Tom's Harbor - Unbeatable Sunsets!
average rating of 4.769231 based on 105 reviews
5

Relaxing, simple

  • 5 of 5

Very easy. Not too many rules and guidelines for the stay. Nice view and access to the lagoon behind the Villa. Pretty place. All essentials provided.

One comment- this space is in close quarters with the neighbors. The upstairs and downstairs porches are in very close proximity with the neighbors (AKA you can hear conversations and easily communicate with them). This did not bother us, but for those people looking for more privacy this is not your spot.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great condition..they thought of everything

  • 5 of 5

The location was great for hopping between Islamorada and big pine and key west! The unit was prepared for every situation with laundry soap, bleach and dryer sheets, movies, beach toys, cooking supplies and even a cooler we could take on our journeys with cold drinks! The unit's owner was so helpful.We left my husband's medicine back home, and she helped us find a way to get it to Duck Key! We loved everything about the unit..two patios to sit and watch the water, comfortable beds with extra pillows and blankets..I can't say enough. I would highly recommend this unit, and hope to stay

again if we can get back!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Coconut creek, FL
5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

The house was lovely and very clean. Very nice view of the water and marina. Extremely well priced for its location. Clean, fresh and charming.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Upstate NY
5

Fantastic Villa for our recent elopement getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd vacation in the Keys, yet our first time staying at this Duck Key Villa ( at which we will return !) The Villa was perfect for our 4 night stay...we came to the area to elope and explore the Keys we had not been able to in the past. The location of the villa is perfect...as you can day trip to Key West ( a pleasant, scenic one hr ride) or anywhere north as far as Key Largo .

The villa itself was just as described...we have stayed many places, and found this exceptionally clean, comfortable, bright, and fully equipped w/ anything you may need. We were most worried about the bed, as my husband just had major spinal surgery in the fall....thank goodness the bed was high quality and comfortable for him...perfect nights sleep! We also noted that you can not hear the neighbors on either side, at all, unless they are enjoying the lower and upper deck....which was another reason I chose this villa...we love to be outside, and when we were at the villa we were either enjoying the lower deck for am coffee, or the upper w/ wine and perfect sunsets...and of course the Harbor waters and daily wildlife visitors (:

I must add, the description of the grounds and the resort actually do not do it justice. The grounds are impeccable w lush landscaping and the walkway on the docks is so beautiful...we walked the docks daily, along w/ the Iguanas, and were thrilled to see so many tropical fish and a very large manatee. The resort area where the Dolphin Center is was a pleasant surprise as well. You can just hang out and watch the dolphin all day and evening in their outside element, or watch the training/education of them. Even after living in Florida for 3 years, dolphin watching never gets old.

Another important feature for choosing this villa and location, was that it offered restaurants, a store, kayaking, snorkeling etc all on premises and walking distance...although we explored off site a lot (so very much to do in the Keys)...it is always important to us to be able to walk to what we need when on site...just adds to a relaxing experience.

Lastly, we had the pleasure of meeting the housekeeper, who was a joy to speak with, and even brought me fresh flowers to put in my hair on my wedding day. In addition, Jan, the owner was always prompt w/ returning emails and was gracious to let us extend our stay at the last minute and presented us w/ an unexpected wedding gift...not necessary, but greatly appreciated. Thanks Jan !

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great area

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful location. The villa was awesome and just what Howe wanted. The ONLY thing mentioned as a negative was water access for swimming. Minor though

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent, clean unit for great price

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the Sunset villas a few times before renting directly from the resort. This unit was by far the cleanest one I've ever rented at the unbeatable price. I would definitely recommend this rental property. The only downside is that there is no bathroom downstairs but every bedroom upstairs has one.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Wreck Gally and Grill
Nearest Golf
7.5 Miles
Key Colony - 9 hole par 3 public course
Nearest Restaurant
4.5 Miles
The Island Fish Company
Nearest Beach
11 Miles
Sombrero Beach
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Duck Key Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jul 5 2017 - Jul 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
Mini Lobster
Jul 23 2017 - Jul 29 2017
5 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
Summer
Jul 30 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
Fall
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$210
 
 
Winter
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
$235
 
 
Holiday
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
$255
 
 
Winter
Jan 2 2018 - May 24 2018
2 night minimum stay
$245
 
 
Holiday
May 25 2018 - May 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
$255
 
 
Summer
May 29 2018 - Aug 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
Fall
Sep 1 2018 - Nov 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$210
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$245
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $125
Tax Rate 12.5%

Cancelations may be made without penalty if made at least thirty days prior to the scheduled stay. Monthly rental cancelations must be made at least sixty days in advance without penalty. The cancelation policy is outlined in the rental agreement. Absolutely no more than six persons may reside in this rental under this agreement. Absolutely no smoking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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