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Private fishing compound on a little island between two seas.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Single Family House, 3 BR, 2 Bath, Sleeps 5.

Licensed Tourist Rental. Original Conch House, fully air conditioned for your comfort. This beautifully decorated Keys House has wood paneling and wood floors, comfortable furniture, sitting area in large master bedroom with queen bed, 2nd bedroom with 2 twin beds and 3rd bedroom in small cottage off rear deck with 1 twin bed. There are 2 full baths with plenty of towels, a fully equipped new kitchen, comfortable seating on canal side covered porch, TiKi dining area off rear deck with propane grille, central a/c and heat, WiFi throughout property, cable TV in living room and 2 bedrooms. Plenty of parking for your cars and boat trailer in our gated private compound. We are a NO SMOKING and PET FRIENDLY facility.

FORGET ABOUT 'WAKE SPEED ONLY'!! IMMEDIATE ACCESS to Florida Bay flats and 8 Minutes under the Long Key Viaduct to the Ocean. Leave from our 65 foot dock plus boat basin to experience great fishing, diving and swimming in the Ocean or Florida Bay.

Our rates are moderate, in season and out.

Located at Mile Marker 63 Bayside, in the middle of the Keys. Conch Key is a perfect little island, artfully placed between the Gulf and the Ocean. Great fishing and lobstering. Enjoy the local working fishermen traveling to sea from the comfort of your back porch. Click on link to Google Maps below to locate us.

World Famous Dolphin Research Center is 2 miles south on Grassy Key. Swim with and feed the dolphins.

This fully equipped, private Conch House is situated on tiny Conch Key at the southwesterly foot of the Long Key Bridge, Mile Marker 63, bay side. You will enjoy direct views of unbelieveable sunsets from our dock, deck, porch, and roof-top deck. And great boating and fishing from our 65 foot long dock and boat basin.

Fishing, lobstering and crabbing opportunities are truly excellent. From our 65-foot dock you will have direct access to the Gulf (Florida Bay) and a vast array of flats and shoals and channels. Proceeding easterly, a five-minute ride in your boat will take you under the Long Key Bridge and into the Atlantic Ocean. The reef is about five miles away.

Rental boats are available and can be delivered to our dock for your convenience. Our Boat Basin and 65 foot dock available for your boat, if you choose to bring it.

The Hawks' Cay Resort, with its fine marina, charter boats, docks, para sailing, restaurants, and other activities is 5 minutes away.

Great Beaches in Marathon; Sombrero Beach, Coco Plum Beach and Bahia Honda State Park- mile marker 38. Don't miss the 1 mile nature walk at Long Key State Park, just 6 miles N/E on the Overseas Highway- great picnicing as well.

More Details

Catherine or Frank Harding
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About Catherine or Frank Harding

This is Lacey Bird looking for a fish dinner from our local fishermen or from one of our bird loving guests on the canal side deck. We love the manatees in the canal and the wonderful birds that inhabit the area. It is a truly delightful house and staying there will bring you, your family and friends together without the stresses of modern life in a fully accommodating vacation rental.

Catherine or Frank Harding purchased this house in 2003

Why Catherine or Frank Harding chose Marathon Area

Conch Key is a unique island. It is the last of the Keys Fishing Villages and still is active. Lobstmen and Fishermen motor in and out of our canal, on their way to the Florida Bay and Ocean. You can sit on the canal side porch and observe them, while sharing your favorite drink with family and friends. A Great White Heron (Lacy) may join you as they wait for scraps from the fishermen. The sunsets are unbelievable and the lifestyle is easy. Meet and feed Daisy Duck when she walks to the deck for her nightly snack. Escape your everyday life and enjoy a relaxing vacation with fantastic fishing, boating and great restaurants.

What makes this house unique

Great private family vacation house with quick, easy access to the Atlantic Ocean and the Florida Bay. The Conch House is a private single family gated compound, with 65 feet of dock and a boat basin, plus ample parking for your boat and trailer. We have wonderful sunsets viewed from our roof top deck and interesting views from our canal side deck of the local fishermen traveling out to sea. Rent a boat and have it delivered to our dock or bring your own and catch a great fresh fish dinner for your family and friends. Cook your catch on our grille in the Tiki. Rental Boats can be delivered and picked up from our dock. Rent a Kayak, have it delivered to our dock and tour the canals and backwater at your leisure.


Conch Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Hi-rise toilets in both baths. There is a tub in the Master Bath and a Shower in the Second Bath.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom has one Queen Size Bed and separate Sitting Area with Attached Full Bath. The Second Bedroom has attached separate Full Bath and two twin beds. The Cottage has one twin bed and accesses the Second Bath from an exterior door. There is one Portable Baby Crib available. The Living Room area has a Queen Sofa Bed.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
65 foot dock, 4-5 ft draft; plus a boat basin; direct access to Florida Bay and 8 minutes to the Ocean by Boat. Spectacular views from roof deck, parking for 2 cars and boat trailer. .


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Private fishing compound on a little island between two seas.
average rating of 4.962963 based on 54 reviews
Titusville, Florida

Great Get-Away!

  • 5 of 5

What a great relaxing location. Nice and quiet, in a great little area. This is the place for romantic getway for two! Or if you do have kids, there is an outside attached cottage for them to have their own space. Right on the water for great views and morning and afternoon breezes. Property is obviously well cared for and everything was in great shape. The owner and property manager were very attentive and made themselves available should we need them. The location was great, centrally located in the keys. And just a short drive from Marathon where you can get about anything you may need. There are multiple restraunts a short drive away. And Key West was about an hour drive. All in all a fantastic spot to stay, highly reccomended!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Chrissey. You left the place looking great! Much appreciated. Come back in our slow season this Fall and enjoy a substantial discount off of our already low-low rates. Frank
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Woodstock, GA

This property's listing title says it all!

  • 5 of 5

You don't have to fish to enjoy this gem but it is hard to beat if you do.

My wife and I enjoyed a weeks stay with our youngest son, his wife and 18 month old daughter. The views are great, especially from the rooftop porch which offered unparalleled sunset views. Because I planned this trip so late, my wife and I stayed in 3 different homes for a week each. This was by far our favorite. If you need everything to be brand new, and have resort style amenities, this may not be your place. If you are comfortable with having all the necessities and experiencing a taste of what the Keys have been about for decades, this would be hard to beat. Conch Key is small and has a working fleet of hardworking fishermen and lobstermen whose activity is wonderful to observe. You can fish from 3 sides of the home in the canal, motor or paddle literally feet to the flats of Florida Bay (with the Gulf just beyond), or boat "just around the corner" under the bridge (Long Key Viaduct) and be in the Atlantic Ocean. You can even fish safely from the fishing/biking/walking structure that runs parallel to the road on the bridge right across the street from the entrance to Conch Key. The property is gated and has plenty of parking. The inside of the home is comfortable and has all the necessities including a well stocked kitchen. But with so many great places to sit outdoors, we spent most of our non-fishing (or other off site activity) time just enjoying the wonderful weather and sights on the property: There are two large and comfortable covered porches, the aforementioned roof deck, a couple chairs in a hidden garden, and the expansive dock area always has little surprises to view in the water (lobster, Parrot fish, Angel fish, a myriad of other small fish, Barracuda, Conchs, the occasional Manatee, and other sea life). At night the Hermit crabs may come out in force so watch your step -- you don't want to crush the little critter's shell homes! I am probably forgetting several other positives I should mention but suffice it to say, you will be comfortable, have a sense of security, and enjoy a wonderful environment. Though I didn't have the opportunity to speak with Frank Harding, his wife (the other owner) Catherine is a gem -- sweet, informative, and truly concerned with your enjoyment. We have traveled to the Keys from Woodstock, Georgia many times over the past 15 years. I can't remember enjoying a property more and I know we haven't experienced a better host. Thanks folks!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great views and felt like home

  • 5 of 5

The views from this house are great, plenty of room for your boat. Very clean and easy to find. Felt very safe. Every day we saw something different. Great location between both sides. Caught many fish behind the island you see from the house.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wesley Chapel, Florida


  • 5 of 5

The very first day, was greeted by a manatee, each day saw something different from the Great White Heron, to Sea Turtles, Sting Ray's, Dolphins and Parrot Fish to name a few. Home is well kept and as described. Master Bedroom was wonderful. We slept like babies after a day of fishing (we brought our own boat). Everything we needed. Thank you for sharing your home. We celebrated our 25th anniversary watching beautiful sunsets and beautiful scenery. Could not ask for more.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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G&C, Finger Lakes NY

  • 5 of 5

Every review you have read about this place is true! Great location. Impeccably clean. And, well equipped. Absolutely everything you need. The morning newspaper is a short walk away. The main bed is by far the best we have had in all of our years of vacation rentals.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wiltshire UK

Sue & Jerry Wiltshire UK

  • 5 of 5

This is our 3rd visit to Frank & Catherines wonderful house on the Conch. As always the house was very clean. It had excellent wifi coverage which was great for our 2 teenage girls. The weather was fantastic so we were able to spend most of our time fishing from the dock, we saw a huge turtle swimming in the canal. The Conch is a very relaxing Key with really friendly people and we will definitely be back for a 4th visit very soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Marathon Airport, Miami Airport
Nearest Ferry
63 Miles
Key West
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Key Colony Beach and Florida KeyGolf Club
Nearest Train
90 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Route 1, main travel route down the keys.
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Acquapazza Ristorante:Best Italian food-with bar
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Marathon and CoCo Plum Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: necessary

Restaurants and Boutique Shopping in Marathon, Hawks Cay and Islamorada; 1.1 hours to Key West; Para-sailing; Experience Fishing at its best with Boat Charters and Rentals delivered to our dock; Enjoy Long Key State Park just 5 miies away for a great early morning walk; Swim at Marathon Beach just 8miles away; Enjoy Beautiful Sunsets off our decks and Tiki; Cook your own Catch on our grille; Read your favorite book in peace and quiet on the covered porch, canal side;

Swim with the Dolphins at the famous DOLPHIN RESEARCH CENTER- just 2 miles away.


Rates & Availability

Conch Key House Rental Rates

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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $35 per person per night
Pet Fee $75
Damage Deposit $500

A refundable security deposit of $500 is required at booking. This is returned at end of the rental. Housekeeping and state and local taxes are included in the rent. There is no charge to bring your boat. We have a 65 foot dock and a 20 foot wide boat basin. The draft in the canal is 4-5 feet.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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