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Luxurious Vacation Home With Pool On Canal, Dock...private And Quiet

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 4,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 28 nights


About the property

The House Has 5 Bedrooms And 4 1/2 Baths.

Beautiful Key West/Key Haven house is located on the water on two sides, with luxurious accommodations inside and out. It is a short ride to be anywhere in Key West. The back yard has a beautiful private 65 foot swimming pool with a swim up bar and island. The living area features formal living room, family room, gourmet kitchen with 60 in. commercial wolf range. The large kitchen is a gourmet chefs dream. The house has antiques and decorated from the travels of the owner. The kitchen has a bar separating it from family room that overlooks the pool. There is a new smart TV in the family room with Direct TV, Pandora, TV's in the bedrooms. There are 5 bedrooms and 4 1/2 bathrooms in two stories. All bedrooms have views of front garden or canal. The garden is an on going project filled with exotic Cuban palms and a variety of other exotic plants.

The back yard has a 140 ft. boat dock with access to open water to both the gulf or ocean. For a boat owner...the house and dock are ideal locations for your boat. There's also a fish cleaning station to on the dock.

As I have lived in Key West for 23 years and have a number of favorite place my friends and I love going to. I am happy to share where the best places to go for sunset sail trips, restaurants, bars, entertainment and tourist sights in the lower keys, Key West and Old Town. I forgot to mention the much varied fun stuff to do!...I can give direction there too or get you connected with the person for your activity! Must be warned, nobody visits Key West just once!!

E-mail your questions.... Dave

The house is very large house and comfortable for 10 guests, if you have a small group, call about special pricing and the dates you are thinking of visiting.

More Details

Dave Shield
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 6, 2018

About Dave Shield

I grew up In California. Spent a lot of time surfing! Went to UCLA undergraduate school, Georgetown Dental school and after denatal school joined the Navy. I was stationed 3 years at Camp Pendleton, CA in the dental corp with the marines. After th being in the Navy, I set up a dental practice in Encinitas, CA where I could continue surfing daily. In the early 90's I got marrried and my family with one very young daughter moved to Key West in 1994. My wife at the time set up a few business's and I purchased an existing dental practice that I worked in till I retired from dentistry in 2008. My hobbies include surfing, woodworking, photography, yoga, and gardening.

Dave Shield purchased this house in 2001

Why Dave Shield chose Key West

I Love Key West. This is me residence. It is close to Key West and I can be there in a couple of minutes. Key Haven is a quiet community on canals just outside of KW.

I built the house in 2001 and raised my family here. I am a retired dentist who practiced dentistry in KW for 14 years. I love living in KW, the people here and living on or in the water.

What makes this house unique

Besides being right on the water you have the use of a 65 foot pool with a swim up bar and island in the pool. And your surrounded by coconut doesn't get much better than that!


Key West House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • 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 ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master bath in master bedroom.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs Bathroom with two sinks, private toilet and shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Downstairs bath between the two bedrooms
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Downstairs Bathroom off bedroom
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , Downstairs bathroom off kitchen
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Downstairs bedroom with private bath inside
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , Downstairs bedroom with bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Upstairs bedroom with shared bathroom.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Upstairs bedroom with shared bathroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Key Haven is a wonderful community next to Key West. You have the advantages of being on the water in a quite neighborhood and be able to go into Key West 10 minutes away for all the restaurants, life music, theater, bars, historic district and shopping. Very close by are supermarkets and any other amenities you may need. Murray Marina is 1.5 miles away by water for your boat needs ...also have all sorts of bait and chum including live shrimp, gas, oil...soft drinks, ice, water.


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Luxurious Vacation Home With Pool On Canal, Dock...private And Quiet
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

the location is marvelous

  • 5 of 5

We've enjoyed our daily swim in the kanal and the host David was always ready to help whenever there was a need.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Milada Thank you for staying at the my house. I am happy you and your family enjoyed the house and the water! Dave
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Appleton, Wisconsin U.S.A.

Peaceful Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We decideed to look for a VRBO when several family members decided to travel to the Key West area on overlapping vacations. Finding a place we could rent over the course of a month was perfect for us! The split bedroom layout gave us privacy on the first and second floors with bathrooms and a laundry room conveniently located for easy access. Our elderly mother loved being on the main floor close to the living room, dining room, family room, kitchen and pool. The teenage kids, as well as the adults "lived" in the 65 foot pool which had the most beautiful irradescent tile turtle I've ever seen. The layout gave us the opportunity to swim laps or relax and visit. The outdoor kitchen with swim up bar, tile barstools and benches hosted many cookouts and happy hours. With Key West being an easy ten minute drive away, we were able to site see, shop and eat out. The home and grounds were extremely clean and there was ample parking for our 4-5 vehicles in the driveway and on the street. The home was located at the end of the street, which was very quiet and traffic was minimal. If you are looking for an upscale home for your family or friends, this is the place for you!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Retreat in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful upscale home was perfect for our family. The home is conveniently located in a quiet neighborhood right on the canal, yet just a short car ride to shopping/dining and other activities.

The outdoor patio eating area with bbq, gorgeous pool with its swim-up bar, and tropical landscaping was a highlight. Talk about feeling like you are on vacation! The home has a wonderful open feel with room for everyone to spread out. It is appointed with top of the line materials and appliances. The kitchen has everything you could possibly need to prepare meals and entertain. The master bedroom was very spacious and inviting; and the master bath was unbelievable! Details such as the inlaid stone flooring, the owner's collection of mementos from around the world, and the gorgeous architectural details made this one of the most unique places we have ever stayed. It felt like we were staying in a villa somewhere in Europe.

The home was so amazing we didn't want to leave, but we did venture out for many meals and to explore the Keys. The home is a short ten minute drive to Old Town and lots of fun restaurants and activities.

The owner, Dave, was helpful and easy to communicate with. (Ask him to take you on a "tour" of the garden...the landscaping is unbelievable with rare and beautiful plants, trees and flowers!)

If you are looking for a quiet, luxury spot to call home base that is conveniently located to Old Town, fun eating/drinking/shopping experiences, and numerous water activities like fishing and diving, you have found it!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Barb. I am happy your family enjoyed KW and the house! And thank you for the review! Dave
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Key West International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.7 Miles
Tavern N Town
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Key West Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
2.6 Miles
Key West Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
2.6 Miles
Tavern N Town
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Smathers Beach




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $3,000
Cleaning Fee $425 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

Key Haven is a quite residential neighborhood. Please be respectful of the neighbors. Please e-mail Dave regarding seasonal pricing and the dates you desire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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