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Single Family Canal Home with Deep Water Access

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 28 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath Canal Home with Boat Access to Atlantic and Gulf

This newly renovated and unique single-family home with 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 fully-tiled baths in one of Key West's most popular, upscale neighborhoods is being offered for rent. As one of Key West's only waterfront neighborhoods, this home if located on a quiet canal that offers boaters quick direct access to either the Gulf of Mexico or the Atlantic Ocean. The large sea wall provides convenient boat dockage and a platform for fishing (the canal is full of Mangrove Snapper) or diving into the clean, swimmable deep water canal. A boat launch is also available in the neighborhood.

The lovely master bedroom is located on the water-front side of the home and features a king-size bed with a new Stearns and Foster mattress, French doors opening to a private terrace, a bath with a garden tub, and a large shower. The home has a split bedroom plan with two additional bedrooms with queen-size beds sharing a full bath.

There is also a small den with a new 55-in Smart Samsung TV and a queen-size futon providing additional sleeping for two. A sunroom also houses a 50-in Smart Samsung TV, and French doors leading to a terrace with water access. Also included with the home are cable TV with all movie channels, high-speed internet, and nation-wide long distance phone service.

The cozy living room is on the front of the house and has a round table for dining on one end which can also be used as a game table. The dining room, kitchen bar, and terrace table with six chairs provide additional dining spaces. The spacious, well-equipped kitchen with granite counter tops and new appliances makes meal preparations a joy. Adjacent to the kitchen is a food preparation center with a wine cooler making this an excellent home for entertaining or preparing those delicious fresh seafood catches.

An inside laundry room contains a new full-size washer and dryer with space for folding clothes. An ironing board and iron are also provided.

Bring your bikes and enjoy the bike trials throughout the city. You can safely ride the bikes or drive just four miles to town and eat at some of the best restaurants.

Key Haven is a safe and secure residential neighborhood with access by boat directly to both the Gulf and ocean sides of the Keys making deep sea fishing one day and lobster hunting the next a reality. The equipment needed for fishing and diving can be left in the boat or on the dock. This wonderful residential neighborhood provides both safety and security for your family and gear.

Reserve your time today and make Key West the place where you, your family and friends can make wonderful memories that last a lifetime.

More Details

Jim Harris
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, Chinese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 26, 2018

About Jim Harris

As a retired US Air Force pilot and now a commercial pilot, I've been all over the world. When I discovered Key West, it became one of my favorite spots on Earth. If you enjoying golfing, boating, kayaking, fishing, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, parasailing, shopping. entertaining family and friends, and wonderful weather almost year-round, this is the place for you. I purchased this home hoping to eventually spend most of my retirement years here. Since my job requires me to live in Anchorage, AK I'm unable to spend much time in Key West, so I'm offering my home for rent when I can't be there, hoping that you can enjoy it as much as I do.

Jim Harris purchased this house in 2012

Why Jim Harris chose Key West

The Location says it all. Key Haven is a quiet, residential community where most homes are located on the water. There is no thru traffic or noise, and the home is on the deep-water canal with access by boat to the ocean and only a five-mile drive to all of the attractions on Duval Street in downtown Key West. Key Haven provides the best of both worlds since you are a quick commute into town but yet have deep waterfront access right out your back door in a quiet neighborhood.

What makes this house unique

This is one of the most unique homes in Key Haven with beautiful arched openings both inside and out, tiled and/or bamboo floors throughout, and granite on all counter tops. The quiet dead-end street has little traffic, and parking out front is available for your trailer and boat. The boat can be docked by the seawall or raised on the boat lift. Numerous entertaining events are available in Key West every month of the year.


Key West House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Two full baths. One private in Master Bedroom and another Full Bath in hallway near other two bedrooms. One half bath located off dining area.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Three bedrooms and a small den with a queen size Futon.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Single Family Canal Home with Deep Water Access
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
Dover, FL

Incredible House!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This home was absolutely beautiful! There was not one thing that we needed that wasn't supplied! We've been coming to Key West for over 30 years and this is by far the best house we've stayed in. The access to Gulf & Atlantic sides by boat was simple. Murray Marine right around the corner. Would highly recommend these accommodations if you would like to enjoy the indoors as much as the outdoors of KW!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Spot

  • 4 of 5

Great house loved the decor! Great access to both the Gulf and Atlantic with a easy run to marquesses key as well! The house slept 8 of us with ease. The back yard was great for fishing off the seawall and the neighbors where kind as well. My only caution to this house is the back deck is quite slippery when it get wet so watch your footing! Overall great house and the Jim the owner was great to deal with as well.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible house, wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 6 spent 8 amazing days at this home. The house is wonderful and has everything needed for a fun, relaxing vacation. It was spotlessly clean when we arrived. Jim was so helpful and accommodating with any questions or requests we had. We contacted him to let him know the blender was not working and he had another one shipped to us immediately. So attentive! It was so easy and convenient to be able to dock our boat right outside the back door, and the kids had a blast watching the tarpon and barracudas swim around in the channel. We even had a visit from a manatee. This home will be our first choice any time we visit Key West.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 4 had plenty of room to spread out in this house that is convenient to Key West and Stock Island, either by boat or by car. The waterfront location on a canal made it easy to walk out the back door to the boat, and water access to either Florida Bay or the Atlantic is possible, even in fairly low tide. Although we took our boat to the house by water, and not with a trailer, it was evident that (public) street parking in front of the house for a boat trailer probably is not a sure thing; the "up the street" parking for trailers that was described by the owner looked like it was utilized by others. The house's driveway is big enough for one vehicle. The kitchen is spacious and well-appointed. All the appliances (including washer and dryer) are new and lovely. The house seems well-insulated from noise, and the jets from the nearby Navy base were not an issue. One thing I might point out is that the bed in the master bedroom is quite HIGH, and -- altho' there are small steps on one side of the bed -- it may be a concern for certain guests. The owner is friendly and easy to work with, and obviously takes a lot of pride in this home.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sarasota, Fl

lobster vaca

  • 5 of 5

the house was updated and comfortable. great location for gulf and ocean activities. Owner was quick to answer any questions!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family from Illinois

  • 5 of 5

My brother got married in Key West. We decided to go a week early and make a vacation out of it. The pictures do not do the house justice! It's beautiful, the neighbors are friendly, and it was half the price our in laws paid for a much smaller condo. We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3.5 Miles
Key West International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.8 Miles
52 Bars located between 1.8 to 5 miles
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Several Available
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Key West Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.9 Miles
288 Restaurants located less than 1 up to 5 miles
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Smathers Beach
Car: recommended

House is located only five miles from Duval Street in Downtown Key West. Bring your boat to dock on the seawall or use the boat lift if your boat is equipped for Davits.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Rates are subject to change without notice. Special Events are charged at the high season rate. If rented for two weeks or greater during Special Events or Holidays, then the standard rates are charged. Rent from Saturday to Saturday prefered and renting in 7 day increments.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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