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Spend winter 2018 in this sunny Big Pine Key canal home! Escape the cold/snow!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

In a quiet neighborhood lies our brand new, spacious, NON-SMOKING/PET FREE, 3BR/2BA home with plenty of room and all the amenities for your vacation stay. You can enjoy stunning views from the family room and kitchen through the French doors overlooking this tropical Keys canal. The canal is deep water, clean, swimmable and features a 30 foot concrete boat dock with cleats, fenders, a swim ladder and fish cleaning table. Family room has a comfortable loveseat and sleeper sofa with a queen pillow-top mattress and for entertainment a 40 inch HDTV and DVD player. The kitchen is fully equipped and features stainless steel appliances. There is also a large island for preparing meals or additional seating. If you prefer more formal dining, there is seating for six at the table in the adjoining dining room. The master bedroom is outfitted with a queen bed, a 32 inch HDTV, walk-in closet and private en suite. There are two additional guest bedrooms, both with 32 inch HDTV’s; one has a queen bed and the other has two twin beds, an Xbox 360 and various games. For your convenience, satellite TV and Wi-Fi are provided. The utility room has a washer and dryer, ironing board and iron.

For boating lovers, several boat ramps are close by. Excellent fishing, diving and snorkeling in the Gulf or the Atlantic. Perfect for peaceful kayaking, paddle-boarding, bicycling and walking. Public tennis, volleyball and basketball courts are close by. A visit to Key West is definitely worthwhile and it takes only 25 minutes to get there. Conveniently close to Winn-Dixie and other shops and restaurants, and Bahia Honda State Park (one of the finest beaches in North America). You will find yourself adapting to nature's rhythm very quickly and will not want to leave this fisherman's paradise.

More Details

Greg and Michele
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

About Greg and Michele

We bought a vacation home in Big Pine to be able to relax and enjoy the Florida Keys atmosphere! We have decided to share our Sunsplash getaway with others. We hope you get as much enjoyment from it as we do, and make our place your vacation destination for years to come.

Greg and Michele purchased this house in 2013

Why Greg and Michele chose Big Pine Key

You will love the beautiful canal view and all there is to offer in the area such as great fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, water sports, shopping, local restaurants or just hanging out. The Winn Dixie grocery store is a five minute drive away. Coupon Bight Aquatic Preserve and Bahia Honda State Park are both nearby attractions. There is nothing like the laid back atmosphere of the Keys to make it your vacation destination. Relax at one of the many open air restaurants such as Boondocks (with live music), and have a cold drink and a great meal. Sunset Grille in Marathon offers al fresco dining and spectacular sunsets, or if you prefer indoor dining, try Square Grouper Bar & Grill, Bella Luna, Fish Restaurant & Bar.

What makes this house unique

The Big Pine Key area offers much to do and much to explore. It is far enough away from the 'big city life' which makes it far less congested and more 'natural' than the Upper Keys, yet it is still close enough to the 'Southernmost Point of the United States', Key West, to enjoy a multitude of opportunities for both fine and casual dining, nightlife, shopping and outdoor activities for all members of your family. Enjoy the Key Deer while staying on Big Pine Key. They're a natural beauty in our area, but please do observe the speed limits during day AND evening driving so they remain safe!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for allowing us to stay at your lovely home for our family vacation. We made some terrific memories here on Big Pine Key. We visited all the Keys from Marathon to Key West during our stay. There was a five point buck in the yard when we arrived! We enjoyed the lobster season, diving at Looe Key, and fishing for Mahi Mahi. We hope to be able to come back and visit soon!
Aug 2015
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Pine Channel Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 09:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Master - toilet , tub , shower , Double sink vanity
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - Master - 1 queen , Premium mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Premium mattress
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Premium mattresses
    Family room - sleeper sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Cozy Queen sofa sleeper mattress with pillow top
  • Each bedroom is equipped with an HDTV, alarm clock, overhead lighting as well as bedside lamps, and ceiling fan.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Canal is deep water, clean, and swimmable.


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Spend winter 2018 in this sunny Big Pine Key canal home! Escape the cold/snow!
average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews

clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from our trip to the Florida Keys. This year we were lucky enough to have stayed in Greg and Michele's Sunsplash property on Big Pine Key. The exterior as well as the complete interior was clean and well groomed. The tastefully decorated home had ample space for us to spread out. The access to the clear and quiet canal was awesome. I only wish we had a boat to pull into that great space. Other than the occasional Key Deer, the neighborhood was peaceful and consisted of other well-kept properties. Big Pine Key is a wonderful location to stay and allows excellent access to Bahia-Honda one direction and Key West the other. Michele was very quick to respond to all of our e-mails and phone calls making our rental process very pleasant. We enthusiastically recommend this property for a family or group of friends to enjoy the Florida Keys.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at Sunsplash and found it to be clean and comfortable. Our location on Big Pine Key allows either a short trip to Key West or Bahia Honda, affording something to do for everyone. The Key Deer are always a beautiful site and a wonderful reminder of nature. We hope that you are able to return to Sunsplash for future vacations!
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Warm and smiling

  • 5 of 5

Sunsplash was a very comfortable, exceptionally clean and sunny home to spend a great vacation. There were 5-6 of us and the home absorbed all of us so easily. Close to both Bahia Honda State Park for beach days as well as opportunities for snorkeling, fishing and other day trips. We loved being on the canal and only wish we had our own boat to explore the waters nearby -- next time. Big Pine Key is relatively quiet with the Key Deer Refuge and there are lovely walking trails and bike paths too. Some eclectic local and very tasty restaurants added to the fun as well!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sunsplash has great proximity to Bahia Honda as well as some amazing restaurants. It's bright and airy feeling make it easy to rise in the morning. We are thrilled that you had a wonderful experience during your stay at Sunsplash, and hope that you make it your place to return to for your next trip to the Keys!
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Winter Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our Winter Getaway at Sunsplash. We had a wonderful winter in Greg and Michele's beautiful, clean and well kept home. It definitely is a turn key home and has everything you need for a most enjoyable stay. We especially loved all the space we had in the closets and in the empty cabinet drawers in the bedrooms and the kitchen. We have rented in the Keys for many years but this was our first year at Sunsplash. The owners have a hands on approach to renting this property which more owners of rental properties should have. They truly care and see to it that you have everything you need to make your stay perfect. They were a delight to work with. Sunsplash is close to everything you need without having to travel to other Keys. We highly recommend this property and cannot wait to return this coming Winter.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We are so pleased that you found Sunsplash to be your home away from home! It's location makes shopping and errands, as well as day trips, a breeze for guests. We look forward to your return for the upcoming winter. :-)
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Spanish Fork

Nice property

  • 4 of 5

Very nice home with all updated kitchen. Clean and well maintained. Owners are wonderful to work with.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you were pleased with the cleanliness of Sunsplash, and its comfort level. Looking forward to having you stay again!
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Great Vacation - Great Place

  • 5 of 5

Booked Sunsplash in March, stayed in April. Greg & Michele tag-teamed the email correspondence and were back to us within minutes on everything. Couldn't ask for any better on booking logistics & questions.

The place itself is immaculate and very spacious. Kitchen is big and opens to the dinning area and family room. Fans throughout made it very comfortable. There were 7 of us (me, wife, in-laws, & 3 kids) and it never felt crowded.

Location was perfect for what we were looking to do. Very deep canal access directly into Pine Chanel & Newfound Harbor. Had a 23' center console and was out to Looe Key within 25 minutes or Gulf side within 45 minutes. We snorkeled, swam, fished, & relaxed in the crystal clear, warm waters of the Keys. Next time the kids will be old enough to dive! When the winds picked up we simply went to Picnic Island close by or made the journey around to the Gulf side where miles of endless sand bars & mangroves to explore await the kids. Key West is a short drive in for a day trip and Bahia Honda Park is definitely worth a visit. This was one of the best vacations we've taken and Sunsplash was a perfect place for us.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There is so much to do on Big Pine Key, and it's surrounding areas. Sounds like you found and enjoyed many activities! We are happy that Sunsplash served your needs very well, and would love to have you back when you're ready!
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Big Pine Sunsplash rental arrival on Jan. 12, 2015 for Fishing Fools

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this house for a long term rental for 7 weeks. The house was immaculate upon arrival and everything was in great working order. We had our boat at the dock and enjoyed being able to get out to the open water in a short time. We also did a lot of biking and enjoyed seeing all the key deer every time we rode. One day we had the pleasure of seeing at least 10 and took some great pictures. The nearby pubs and restaurants were also good. We especially enjoyed No Name Pub & Springers which we rode to on our bikes. Boondocks,The Warf and Loo Key were also good. Take a ride to Marathon Key for more variety and if it rains their movie theatre is a must. Also, we went to Key West a few times as it has a lot to see. Enjoy your trip to the Keys as it is great.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very glad to know that Sunsplash met all of your vacation needs. It is a special home with a wonderful location near many restaurants, shopping, and activities. Big Pine Key is the perfect spot if you're looking for a vacation filled with leisure time as well as fun filled days! Hope to have you return someday. :-)
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Nearest Airport
27.8 Miles
Key West International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.1 Miles
Coconuts Bar
Nearest Golf
25.3 Miles
The Key West Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
US 1
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
No Name Pub
Nearest Beach
8.4 Miles
Bahia Honda State Park
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Pine Channel Estates House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
Off Season
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
30 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Dec 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
30 night minimum stay
Off Season
May 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
30 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jul 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 12.5%

Contact us for vacation stays less than 30 days.

International credit cards are not accepted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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