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Sunset Villas - Affordable Open Waterfront Vacation Rentals with Dockage & Ramp

Bedrooms 1
Space 770 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights


About the property

Vacation Villas with Dockage - 1 Bedroom (Sleeps 2)

Sunset Villas has been on VRBO for 19 years (listing number just 5332). We are located on a small quaint island called Conch Key (mile marker 63 - between Marathon and Islamorada). This listing is for our downstairs 1-bedroom "Captain's Quarters" OPEN WATERFRONT villa. This Villa comes with complimentary deep-water dockage (park your boat right in front of your villa!) and use of our on-site boat ramp.

We are located just southwest of Long Key Channel, you can be in the Atlantic Ocean in 5 minutes for fishing, lobstering, snorkeling and diving. We can refer you to local fishing, diving, or snorkeling charters. Please note that we do not allow Jet Skis at our location.

The 1-bedroom (700 square feet) has a King size bed as well as a pull-out futon and accommodates 2 people. This villa has a spacious living & dining area and a full size kitchen. We know you will be very happy with the size and quality of our accommodations.

We provide our guests with a comfortable outdoor area, which includes a gas grill, hammock, a tree top deck, and two bicycles for touring the island and fishing bridge. We also have an ocean kayak available for guest use free of charge! We have a swim ladder from our docks for snorkeling and swimming in the clear waters that surround our location.

Give us a call, send us an email or visit us at Sunsetvillas . com for even more information - we think we are the best OPEN WATERFRONT vacation rental in the beautiful Florida Keys!

Please note that we have a 2 week minimum during January, February and March and that we rent from Saturday to Saturday year round. Please also note that we do not take reservations more than 1 year in advance.

***We also have a downstairs 2-bedroom and an upstairs 1-bedroom available, but not via this listing. Pictures of the Flagship and Crow's Nest are available at sunsetvillas . com ***

Regulatory Note: Sunset Villas is a multifamily building that provides 24 hour on-site management. We are located in CFSD 16 and operate with Planning Director, Marlene Conaway's approval under Section 130-79(j) and exemption 134-1(b) of the Monroe County Land Development Code. The property was formerly operated as Harry's Fishing Lodge, which was established in 1961.

Keywords: Open Waterfront

More Details

Bill and Katrina Wiatt
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 12, 2018

About Bill and Katrina Wiatt

Sunset Villas on Conch Key, which was formerly known and operated as Harry's Fishing Lodge, is owned and operated by Capt. Bill and Katrina Wiatt. Bill and Katrina met at Virginia Tech in the '80s, lived in Texas during the '90s, then 'kicked the corporate life' and purchased this beautiful Conch Key property in 1998. Visit us at sunsetvillas . com.

Bill and Katrina Wiatt purchased this villa in 1998

Why Bill and Katrina Wiatt chose Conch Key

Location, Location, Location! Bill had the vision within 5 minutes of walking on to this property ... and Sunset Villas was born soon after. Boaters, water lovers and fishermen alike keep coming back, year after year, to enjoy our piece of paradise on Conch Key - it is truly a Place for the Chosen View.

What makes this villa unique

Sunset Villas on Conch Key offers some of the most fabulous OPEN WATER sunset views in the entire Florida Keys! We literally can see the sunset 365 days of the year ... each and every one is unique and special in its' own way. We also have boat dockage directly on the Gulf of Mexico with access to the Atlantic Ocean in less than 5 minutes via the Long Key Channel Bridge. Conch Key still has the feel of the 'old-time' Keys, so come and visit and see why we have over 85% return customers staying with us.


Conch Key Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 770 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Rentals must run within a Saturday to Saturday time frame. Therefore, 5 night stays must start on Saturday, Sunday or Monday.
  • Boats must be less that 26' in length. There are only 2 parking spaces. Jet Skis are not allowed. PLS call 305-743-3684 if you want to bring a boat.
  • All renters are expected to act in a responsible manner. Renters who adversely affect the stay of others or our neighbors will be asked to leave.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom is equipped with double sinks.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size bed, Futon in living area
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Boat Ramp On-Site, Boat Dockage Included, Swim Ladders, Bicycles, Ocean Kayak


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Sunset Villas - Affordable Open Waterfront Vacation Rentals with Dockage & Ramp
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

Sunset Villas, Conch Key

  • 5 of 5

A great place to stay! Beautiful view, incredible sunsets, very comfortable, and a wonderful location. Bill and Katrina provide everything to make your stay one to remember. I hope we will be back soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear George and Alie, We truly enjoyed having you as guests at our little slice of tropical paradise. Locals here commonly refer to Conch Key as "The Magic Conch", and we certainly hope you share this view. Thank you for your patronage and we hope to see you again on The Magic Conch very soon. Bill and Katrina, Sunset Villas, Conch Key.
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Jonestown, Texas

Amazing location - Amazing hospitality! Great Value!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have stayed on Conch Key before but this was our first time at Sunset Villas. First let me say that it is aptly named -- There's probably no place in the keys more beautiful for viewing the sunset. The huge deck area, which is just outside your door, is perfectly situated for watching the sunset every evening, and the Wiatt's have provided many seating arrangements for you -- waterside, hammock, crow's nest, or simply looking out your door. So lovely.

The tandem kayak is very stable and an enjoyable way to explore the area - we found a large lobster colony along the highway in the rocks below - they were so cute! And Katrina gave us plenty of info to keep us out of trouble on the water. The bikes were also fun, as you have a little store a couple of blocks away - just ride the bike over to pick up what you need. We also rode the bikes north across the pedestrian bridge toward Layton -- the crabs all along the Overseas Highway Trail were so fun to watch.

We only ate out 2 times -- the day we arrived and the night before we left because we caught so many fish right off the dock at Sunset Villas that we were able to have fresh fish every day while we were there. On Wednesday, we went out fishing with Captain Dan and had an awesome time! He recommended that we eat at Habanos in Islamorada and it did not disappoint! (they'll also cook your catch for you).

the rest of our time was spent snorkeling right around the sea wall at Sunset Villas and also at Bahia Honda State Park - well worth the $$ and the drive down to explore. The swimming area may seem a little crowded but it doesn't scare the fish away. You'll still have a great snorkeling experience there.

just one last thing -- we stayed in the Captain's quarter (1 br) -- the apartment was spotless, with 2 entry doors which both have a table and chairs right out the door and water views on both sides. The bed was very comfortable, the laundry is available 5 steps out your door. The kitchen had most everything you'd need for preparing your meals there, including a steamer basket(!) and a big pot for cooking lobsters. There is no more beautiful and reasonably priced vacation rental in the Keys! Katrina and Bill provide many things you need to enjoy your outings without having to buy extra stuff while you're there, like coolers and water toys. They also have fishing poles -- just bring your reels.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what we expected and SO MUCH MORE!

  • 5 of 5

I'm late in providing a review from our stay but I just wanted to let everyone know that we loved this place! Bill and Katrina were SUPER friendly. The sunsets were beautiful! The Captain's Quarters was very clean and perfect for my husband and I. We loved how close we were to everything, yet how nice and peaceful it was here.

It's definitely a place to "unplug" from your busy life and "reconnect" with what life is all about.

I know this isn't very detailed but if you are considering this rental - DO IT, YOU WON'T REGRET IT!

ps...I clicked for ages 55+ but I am 41 and my hubby is 43...WE LOVED IT.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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summerdale, alabama, gulf coast alabama

Just wonderfull !!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the flagship and it surpassed our expectations. Every thing inside and out was clean and perfect. Everyone was so friendly and nice! We really did not want to leave. On the property there were so many spots to relax and just enjoy the view. With the boat launch on the property it could not be anymore accommodating and the dock where our boat set was only steps away. Restaurants, shopping , and grocery store where close and easy to get too. Cant wait to go back!!

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We Didn't Want to Leave!

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a quiet hideaway in the keys this is absolutely the perfect place. Beautiful water with the most beautiful sunsets! We stayed in the Captain's Quarters and it was perfect for two. Very spacious, very clean; a wonderful get-a-way with the conveniences of home. We brought our boat and it was so nice to be literally just steps away to the dock from our villa. Islamorada and Marathon are also conveniently close for shops and restaurants. The decks, hammock and quiet atmosphere were what we enjoyed the most! Choose Sunset Villas and unplug! Loved it! Thank you Katrina and Bill for sharing an amazing piece of paradise!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Savannah, GA

Wonderful Keys Destination

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted with the spotlessly clean, well equipped and comfortable Captain's Quarters one-bedroom unit. Can't imagine a better spot, especially at such an attractive rental rate. Enjoyed breakfasts and sunset dinners on the flower-encircled, water-view patio just outside the unit's front door. Katrina and Bill are personable, live-in owners more than willing to provide guests with restaurant and attraction recommendations, and very, very experienced fishing and boating guidance. Convenient middle-Keys location. We hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
62 Miles
Key West
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Hawks Cay Resort
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Hawk's Cay REsort
Car: necessary



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60

Rentals must run within a Saturday to Saturday time frame. Additionally, our minimum stay during the months of January, February and March is one full week, Saturday to Saturday.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.