Located on the open water on the south side of Cudjoe Key, this home is that special place where you can get away from it all. Sometimes if you are lucky, you might catch a glimpse of dolphins feeding in the emerald waters. The expansive waterfront features an observation dock, tropical gardens and a very private beach area that is perfect for kayaking and basking in the sun. Adjacent is the open pool, hot tub and surrounding decks as well as the sheltered Tiki bar and entertainment area. Within the expansive home you will find a huge open great room with a newly redesigned kitchen featuring high end appliances and granite counters, all opening onto a full length screened porch with spectacular open water views. For sleeping you will find a king bed in the master suite, with a queen and two twins in the other two bedrooms. Amenities include fully equipped kitchen, TV, CD, DVD, stereo, high speed Internet access, barbecue grill, hot tub, washer/dryer, 2 kayaks, water side entertainment.
Located about 21 miles from Key West, Cudjoe Key is probably best known for 'Fat Albert', a military aerostat blimp tethered at the north end of the island since the Cuban Missile Crisis in the early sixties. This Key also has some interesting theories about it's name. One is simply that early settlers would come here to 'cut joe', the joewood trees that were so prevalent. Another talks of an early Key Wester with a speech impediment who referred to his cousin Joe, then living on the island, as 'Cud Joe'. A third theory has a freed slave residing here taking the name Cudjoe for himself in reverence to a Jamaican rebel slave leader.
Cudjoe Key is mostly inhabited on the southern shores below US 1, while much of the rest of the island is wetlands and pinewoods, with many cabbage palms, a somewhat rare plant in the Keys. Bow Channel which separates Cudjoe and Sugarloaf Keys was named after a lady pioneer, Lily Lawrence Bow, who resided on the western shore from 1904 to 1906.
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