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Escape from it All at the Great Escape!

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Great Escape -- Rear View On The Water


Last updated: 05/10/2017
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  • Minimum stay:28 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Welcome to the Great Escape! Get away from it all, and yet, be in the midst of it all, in a location that offers everything needed for that perfect Florida Keys vacation (without sacrificing all the comforts of home).

The Great Escape is located in Pine Channel Estates, near mile-marker 29 of US-1, Big Pine Key, close to shopping and many fine restaurants. The home is situated on a very clean canal, offering access, via Pine Channel, to both the Atlantic Ocean for great fishing, boating, snorkeling, and diving and the Gulf of Mexico for back country fishing and kayaking.

Big Pine Key is home to the Key Deer and is only a 30-minute drive to Key West and a 20-minute drive to Marathon. Bahia Honda State Park, with its famous white sand beach is less than 10 minutes away. Travel by boat to the Looe Key Sanctuary for a unique day of snorkeling at a living coral reef.

The Great Escape is a very spacious, immaculate, three bedroom, three full bath, private home with central air. It is decorated in a relaxing, classy-tropical decor. The home will accommodate up to eight guests. No smoking or pets are allowed.

The great room includes a well-equipped kitchen, dining room with a large table and living room with plenty of seating for watching your favorite programs and sports on the flat-screen satellite TV (DIRECTV). Wireless Internet is provided. Three sliding glass doors lead out onto a large screened-in porch (southern exposure) with comfortable patio furniture for relaxing, eating, reading, or napping on the chaise lounge. Most likely, you will enjoy eating all your meals and watching TV from out there.

The master and guest bedrooms on the upper floor both have king-size beds and full bathrooms. All linens and towels are provided, as well as a front-loading washer and dryer.

On the ground floor, adjacent to the covered patio is the entrance to the guest bedroom suite. The suite has a queen-size bed, a full bath, TV, and a small refrigerator. It also has a Futon that can be used as an extra bed, or for relaxing and watching TV.

The glass sliding door from the guest bedroom suite opens to the covered patio that leads to the dock and canal. It is a great place to sit on a chaise lounge with your morning coffee. There is plenty of patio furniture and a picnic table for having an evening barbecue with friends. A gas grill is also provided.

Just a few steps from the house is the concrete dock with a fish cleaning table. The tiled, step-down patio area of the dock includes an outdoor shower and swim ladder. It is a great place to relax and get that beautiful Keys tan. The canal is very clean and is perfect for swimming. With 75’ of dock there is ample space to tie up your boat so it will be close and ready for you to hop aboard at a moment’s notice. Go fish, play, or take an evening cruise to watch our beautiful Keys sunsets.

The beautifully landscaped, fenced-in yard has garden pathways through the many tropical plants and trees. Sit and relax on one of the three benches. It’ll make you feel like you are at your own private resort.

Under the house, there is protected parking for your vehicle and a storage area for all of your fishing and snorkeling equipment. Also included is a chest freezer for bait and extras (And all that fish you will be catching!). Four bicycles, two kayaks, and a paddle boat are also included, free of charge, for your use.

“Better than a 5-star hotel” wrote one of our guests. Another guest wrote, 'Wow, what an amazing place. I hate to leave such a rousing tribute only because I don't want the place to fill up for when we want it next year'. Read more of what they, and some of our other guests, had to say about the Great Escape in the “Reviews” section.

We take great pride in our vacation home, and know that you will be pleasantly surprised at how comfortable, relaxing, well maintained, and exceptionally clean it is. The home is supplied with everything you will need to make your stay enjoyable.

We are confident that you will be staying in the perfect home for a great Keys vacation and are more than happy to help in any way to assure you of that. If you have any questions, please call or e-mail us at any time.

Activities mentioned below are just a sample of the many that the beautiful Florida Keys has to offer. Get out and explore and you will fill your days with fun in the sun.

Escape from it all at the Great Escape!

If you do not see a certain amenity listed, just ask!

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Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/10/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    With Full Bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    With Full Bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    With Full Bath, TV & Small Refrigerator...moreless

  • Bedrooms 1 & 2: Upper Level. Bedroom 3: Ground Level Suite With Separate Entrance & Patio...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Chest Freezer, Picnic Table, Dockside Fish Cleaning Table, Storage For Fishing & Snorkeling Gear, No Pets Allowed On Premises, No Indoor Smoking Allowed....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    DIRECTV Satellite...moreless

  • Television


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Great Room (See Photo)...moreless

  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Front Load (Uses HE Detergent Only) ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Great Room (See Photo). Counter With Bar Stools...moreless

  • Microwave


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles:

    Four Provided. Helmets Not Provided...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Key West & Marathon. Miniature Golf On Ramrod Key...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Two Kayaks, Paddle boat. Life Jackets Not Provided ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:


  • Tennis:

    Tennis, Basketball & Shuffleboard Courts and Track Available at Big Pine Key Community Park ...moreless



from 37 traveler reviews
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My Standard Rate
28 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 12.5%


Rental Rate is $3,500 based on 28 nights (4 weeks) minimum stay per Monroe County ordinance. Any additional nights are $125. We do not rent nightly!

Add 12.5% for State and Local taxes

Add $175 for cleaning fee

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Last updated: 05/10/2017
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Strike Zone Charters for Eco-Tours and Snorkel and Dive Trips, Little Palm Island for Gourmet Dinner and Sunday Brunch, Dolphin Marina for Gas and Supplies, Looe Key Reef, Bahia Honda State Park, Famous No Name Pub (for Great Pizza), Parrotdise Bar and Grill, the Well-Known Big Pine Key Flea Market, Tackle and Bait Shops, Paddleboat, Nature Walks, Bird Watching, Blue Hole, Fishing Charters for Deep Sea and Flats Fishing, Boat Rentals, Swim with the Dolphins, Helicopter and Airplane Rides, Wind Surfing, Glass Bottom Boats, Public Boat Ramps, Golfing, Key West with Its Great Night Life and Restaurants, Sunset at Mallory Square, Duval Crawl, and Numerous Activities and Shopping, Fort Jefferson and the Dry Tortugas


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Calendar last updated: 05/10/2017

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  • Great Escape -- Rear View On The Water

    Great Escape -- Rear View On The Water

  • Great Room Living Area

    Great Room Living Area

  • Master Bedroom  --  King Bed

    Master Bedroom -- King Bed

  • Guest Bedroom  --  King Bed

    Guest Bedroom -- King Bed

  • Downstairs Guest Bedroom Suite  --  Queen Bed & Futon

    Downstairs Guest Bedroom Suite -- Queen Bed & Futon

  • Master Bath Decor

    Master Bath Decor

  • Walkway To The Dock From Downstairs Patio

    Walkway To The Dock From Downstairs Patio

  • Patio Adjacent To Downstairs Guest Bedroom Suite

    Patio Adjacent To Downstairs Guest Bedroom Suite

  • Tropical Gardens Throughout Fenced Yard

    Tropical Gardens Throughout Fenced Yard

  • Nighttime At The Great Escape

    Nighttime At The Great Escape

  • Canal To Open Water -- Very Clean For Swimming

    Canal To Open Water -- Very Clean For Swimming

  • Great Room Dining & Kitchen Area

    Great Room Dining & Kitchen Area

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Guest Bedroom

    Guest Bedroom

  • Downstairs Guest Bedroom Suite -- Futon

    Downstairs Guest Bedroom Suite -- Futon

  • Screened-In Porch With Water View

    Screened-In Porch With Water View

  • Step-Down Dock

    Step-Down Dock

  • Nautical Decor

    Nautical Decor

  • Tropical Garden Pathways Throughout Fenced Yard

    Tropical Garden Pathways Throughout Fenced Yard

VRBO #86635

This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Friday, May 19, 2017

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