This house is located in the quiet neighborhood on the canal with straight and fast access to the Big Pine Key channel! The location is great with easy out to US1 & to shopping, gas station, etc - Winn Dixie, CVS, Reef Light Tackle, Shell, etc. We really enjoyed our stay here and will certainly return.
The house is clean and has great amenities as advertised. The beds are comfortable. There are plenty of closet space & the bathrooms are clean. The living room is spacious. The kitchen has great layout, lots of counter space with everything we need to fix breakfast and cook our meals. The screened in porch is a great place to relax, have dinner & drinks while watching sunset. We appreciate the wide stairs going into the screened in porch to bring in our stuff from downstairs. We only wish there were some storage space downstairs available for renters so that we didn't have to haul our fishing gear upstairs every night, but it worked out & provided us some exercise walking up the stairs. The washer & driver are full size and works well with all features, a relief for us over other rentals with mini washer and dryer.
We rented a boat for the week and the boat was easily delivered to the canal behind the house and docked. Sure like the rubber bumper on the poles by the dock so safeguard the boat from being scratched. The fish cleaning table is great! We fished daily from our boat out at the reef or inside the reef & caught lots of fish - yellow tail, lane snapper, gag grouper, cobia, bonita, shark, remora, lady fish, blue runner plus others. There are lots of fish in the canal - mango snapper etc.
In addition, we went snorkeling at Looe Key which was easy to get to from here. Bahia Honda State Park is only 20 min away, & we visited the beach and walked up to the old railroad bridge with spectacular view of the Atlantic ocean, Bahia Honda island and bay. Don't forget to visit No Name Pub - a great find on Big Pine Key with famous pizza & yummy grouper sandwiches. We also enjoyed The Wharf at Summerland Key - great coconut fried fritters with jalapeno chutney sauce.
The owner is fantastic! He provided great info & responded quickly to questions via email. He emailed a receipt for every check so that I know that everything was in place. A little over 30 days after we paid the balance, he checked in with us and provided all the details for the property. He also emailed a week before, as well as the day before departure - it's great customer service!