Custom designed Tropical Keys Home located on one of the nicest flow through deep water canals leading to the ocean in Summerland Key! Privacy 6' Walls surround the Villa to allow sunbathing delights!
The Dock has 2 6500lb Motorized Davits, Bumpered Wall, and swim platform to make all your water accessibility needs easy.
Open floor plan that flows to the outside porch allows for tropical breezes and spacious entertainment. Plenty of parking area in front of house allows for storage of RV's, Boats, Cars and Planes if so desired.
Spacious kitchen to include all stainless appliances and large seating for 6 or more at the granite island bar! You can flow from the island bar to the open living room with wrap around leather sofa to view your favorite movies on the 50" Flat Panel TV.
Master Bedroom has large California Walk-In Closet and King Bed with views of Outside porch and large Jacuzzi. Guest Bedroom has two spacious queen beds, 42" Flat Panel TV, and California Closets. Living Room has large pull out full sectional sleeper leather sofa.
The Master and Guest Showers are a hedonistic experience with Rainfall Showers and 8 surrounding water sprays to immerse you in water pleasure.
The Screened in Tropical private porch overlooks the Deep Water canal with great views of the ocean while the overhead porch fans cool you in the 8 person Hot Spring Jacuzzi. Enjoy the state of the art Jacuzzi with enough massaging jets to keep you smiling for some time. There is seating for 6-8 with comfortable Sofas, chairs and coffe table for tropical style conversations. Large sliding Porch doors open the house and master bedroom to the outside for great access to Jacuzzi and Screened in Porch.
The House overlooks a beautiful private airstrip that allows for private aircraft and owners to fly in and access their tropical homes.
And speaking of world class entertainment! The State of the art Audio-visual system with surround sound fills the house and porch with the music of your choice. Flat Panel Plasma TV's in each room allow for majestic visual experiences.
All the Audio and visual entertainment is controlled by a easy to use LCD remote. The house was designed with a unique lighting system that allows you to create endless moods of lighting for your pleasure. Have fun directing the lights!
The house is Internet Ready with high speed wireless access for your laptop computer needs. Printer and copier also available if needed.
I am currently a Captain on the A-320 for a Commerical Airline. I retired from the USAF as a LtCol and was a pilot on the F-16, HC-130 and T-38.
The Owner purchased this house in 2006
The Florida Keys is without a doubt one of the most beautiful places on the Planet. And Summerland Key's location to Looe Key for diving and fishing is amazing.
My Tropical Villa at Summerland Key is on one of the most beautiful Deep Water flow through canals in the lower Keys, Included in your vacation are 4 new tandem Kayaks and 6 bikes for your touring pleasure. The house is a wonderful tropical getaway for your family to enjoy.
We have rented this terrific 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom wonderful place for two years in a row. Unfortunately
for us, it is already booked for future winter months, so we are now looking again and just can't find anything
available as good as this place for the price.
The owner has fully furnished this place from comfortable furniture and beds, to everything you need in the kitchen and modern equipment including tv's, stereo, wine bar, computer, hot tub and all appliances. He is
also meticulous about maintaining everything.
We are very active seniors, so we are out jogging, kayaking, biking and playing tennis each day. We do have
our own kayaks and bikes, but for those of you who don't there are bikes, kayaks and paddleboards for you to enjoy.
We love this area and found some of the best food was take out from Low Key Fisheries at mile marker 22.5, where you can buy wonderful fresh conch salad, calamari, coleslaw, smoked fish (my favourite is their smoked fish dip, Scottish salmon and hog fish) and fresh local shrimp (including the Key West Pink Shrimp), crab claws to die for, or cook your own hog fish or grouper (Bob has supplied an excellent barbeque at the house). The other wonderful take out (they also have two little tables if you are biking through and would like to eat there) is Keys Cuisine. They cook wonderful local fresh fish (ask for the basket, skip the bread and go for double home made pineapple slaw).
The only two restaurants we really enjoy and frequent in the area are Square Grouper, for finer dining, excellent food and The Wharf, which is very casual, very friendly staff, not exceptional food, but just fine.
We are sorry we aren't able to return, but hope you will be able to and we know Bob will take great care
The only thing we would caution people about is that it is not good for people with physical disabilities as it
is one high flight of stairs and no elevator.
Starting with our first reply until after we left one could not ask for a better experience with a VRBO rental. Bob took the time to not only answer questions about his place but the area as well. The home is exactly as shown, although the pictures do not do it justice. We were there for a month and not once did we say oh I wish we would have brought this. Everything you could think of was in the home. This home is a perfect getaway for a family. The furnishing were very comfortable, everything is well thought out. Only negative was the kids didn't like the pullout when more family came to visit. Great floor plan and quality workmanship through out. The house it self is amazing every modern convenience you could think of and then some. It is wired throughout for both sound and light. Great to relax in the hot tub after a full day with the music playing in the background!
We took full advantage of the bikes and kayaks that come with the rental, ( no extra fee) . We went for Bike rides, great paths in the Keys! We explored the mangroves and bay with the kayaks. Everything is top of the line and in great working order. One look at the hanger and you will know the owner Bob is anal and keeps his place in fantastic condition. I'm talking eat off the garage floor clean! The yard was perfect, the dock set up great for getting on and off the kayaks with the step down. Easy access to the Atlantic. The fish cleaning station was perfect after a successful day of fishing! Grill was handy as well to cook the catch. Hammock and chairs didn't get much use to many fun things to do to waste time sitting around.
There is a local contact as well who responds to any question or need that may arise if Bob is out of touch. Super nice people. For any one wondering if renting a home with a run way out front is a nuisance I can assure you we can count on one hand the number of planes that took off the entire month we were there. In fact we never got to see one land or take off you would just catch a quick sound when headed down the run way.
The location of this home is fantastic, easy access to Looe Key and great fishing. Twenty miles to Key West or Marathon, but no reason to go to either with all this area offers.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property to any one, we have used VRBO many times in the past, this is by far the best. No one wanted to leave! Can't wait to return!!! Thank you Bob for a wonderful experience we enjoyed it tremendously,wish it didn't go so fast
I never give out a 5 star rating, but not to do so for this place, would be unfair.
This a unique place in that instead of a regular garage, it is a hangar garage, as
there is a private airstrip for the small plane enthusiasts, right outside the drive.
Our first impression of the place was how immaculate even the garage was and this
carries through to the upstairs living area. The beautifully finished interior is totally updated with top, quality beds, couches, televisions, washer and dryer. We are seniors and frankly didn't want to touch some of the electronics as he has the latest of
everything and we didn't want to break anything.
There is a relaxing hot tub in the screened in porch that is perfect to enjoy the
sunset or beautiful stars at night.
There are four double kayaks, two paddle boards (a lot of fun and better to see
the fish and manatee from), several bikes. The owner keeps everything in top
This home is on a very clean canal and even kayaking it only took us 10 mins to get
to the open water.
There isn't an elevator up to the living quarters, so this place would not be good for
a person in a wheelchair or severe joint problems, but we highly recommend for everyone
The location is terrific to get to Key West (35 min drive), to get in your boat and
get out into great waters to snorkel,scuba or fish and there are some wonderful little restaurants and fresh fish stores within 5 mins.
This is a place that we look after like our own and we have already booked to return.
Many say that diamonds are a girl's best friend, during the month of October, 2013 we found one on Summerland Key! Upon arriving to our destination, my three friends and I were completely blown away by the classiness , cleanliness and thoughtful touches provided by the owner. Not to mention the plethora of amenities available to us such as; Kayaks, Paddle boards, Snorkeling gear, Mountain bikes, Fishing equipment, a Fish Cleaning station and even a Deep Freezer for the days catch! The plush towels, robes, porch Jacuzzi and exquisite multi-head showers made our experience feel even more luxurious. In addition to the relaxing ambiance created by the king sized hammock, there were four flat screen televisions for our individual enjoyment. The owner has thought of everything! The place is immaculate, well organized and convenient to just about everything the Keys has to offer. We hated to leave this Key paradise! It's not a diamond-in-the-rough, it's a polished stone! We intend to book early for our next year retreat!
My Fiance and I stayed at this wonderful villa during the month of July and had the most amazing time ever!!! From the initial reservation to checking in we experienced 5 star treatment from the owner. This place is custom designed inside and out with many wonderful amenities and very custom designed interior. The sound and entertainment system was first class as well as the awesome Jacuzzi on the Porch overlooking the canal and Ocean. We had so much fun with the Bikes, Kayaks, and Snorkel equipment which was unbelievably all included with the reservation. The location is perfect with great access to Looe Key for diving, snorkeling, and fishing galore. Beautiful Bahia Honda State Park is nearby as well as the culture and fun to be had in Key West. We are planning on many more visits to this first class guest house!!!! Bravo to the owner for his superb hosting during our stay!!
Absolutely can not say enough about the house. It exceeded our expectations.The house was not only very clean, but more than stocked with every need you could think of. Both the owner and property management were very accessible and helpful. We had another couple join us and the house had all the comforts of home along with the little extras to treat.The layout is very comfortable and functional for couples or families. We have been traveling to the Keys for the past 10+ years and absolutely love the area of the Lower Keys. We have stayed on many of the islands. This is by far the cleanest flowing canals. Great boating with easy access. Nice local places to eat and Murrays Market was great for any last minute item we may decided we needed.The only downside was we could only stay for 2 weeks. Would definitely return and extend our time. Thanks for everything Bob!!! You were great and made everything from booking, to staying to leaving easy. Hoping to do it again in the future. Wendy and Harry
Whoa! Where do we begin? Bring your boat (Local Boat Rentals also available) and launch from the canal dock in your backyard and navigate the deep water canal to the beautiful waters and reefs in the Keys.
Divers will appreciate the quick access to Looe Key National park for some great finger reef diving. The Aldolphous Bush wreck dive provides a deep 80-100 foot wonderful diving experience. From world class deep sea fishing, lobstering, snorkeling, scuba diving,
kayaking, sailing, and just plain 'ole swimming-the waters of Summerland Key can't be beat!
For the biking enthusiasts several mountain riding bikes are provided for your enjoyment around the island. Also kayaks are available for your use for your kayaking adventures in your backyard canal enroute to the ocean in search of playful Dolphin and swimming Iguanas!
You are 20 minutes from Downtown Key West when you need to indulge in all the shopping and fine eating establishments of Duval street.