|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Looking for that old Florida style charm but still want the modern amenities? Look no further!
This house has been totally renovated down to the bare concrete. The interior includes new furniture, bedding, linens, towels, kitchen dishware & utensils, wood cabinetry, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, faucets & plumbing fixtures, ceiling fans and light fixtures, tile floors throughout, 40' LCD TV in the family room and LCD TV's in the Master and Guest bedrooms. The exterior includes a dock with under water lights and fish cleaning table, gas grill, tables and lounge chairs.
The house is located on the island paradise of Duck Key. Duck Key is an exclusive island just 15 minutes East of Marathon Airport. This house is situated on a pristine flow-through wide canal just four houses from the Atlantic Ocean and minutes to Florida Bay. Feed the Parrot fish or go fishing right from the dock. Watch the egrets, seagulls and pelicans fly by and the occasional manatee or turtle swim by. World class sports fishing just minutes away.
Hawks Cay Resort Marina is located just 5 minutes from the house. The marina offers deep sea and bay fishing charters, snorkeling, diving, shelling, kayaking, jet ski excursions, parasailing, paddle boarding, sunset sailing cruises, boat rental, grocery/bait & tackle store, bar and fine dining restaurants.
Sleeping accommodations include two king beds and two twin beds. Maximum of 6 people.
We were born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio and currently reside in Naples, Florida for the past 19 years. We operate and maintain a retail shopping center in Cincinnati and an office park in Naples. We are also Florida State certified General Contractors.
John Gilhart purchased this house in 2005
We visited Duck Key on family vacations and fell in love with the island, the people and the surrounding Florida Keys. In the summer of 2005 we hired a real estate agent to look for a second home. We wanted to make sure that we looked throughout the Keys before we made a final decision on location. We started in Key Largo which is at the top of the Florida Keys and visited each island all the way down to Key West. We found that there are several beautiful areas but none that had the consistent quality of houses, beautiful flow-through clean canals, privacy and exclusivity like Duck Key island. We chose this house because of its old Florida charm and the proximity to the main island inlet to the ocean. We have enjoyed this beautiful tropical paradise since then and enjoy sharing it with our guests.
This house has a 350 SF elevated porch facing the water. There is a swing, lounge chairs with foot rests and two tables for outside dining that seat four people each. You can watch the fish and wildlife from the porch while relaxing in a lounge chair or the swing. Most of the time the water is so clear that you can see stingrays, tarpon, snook, nurse sharks or the occasional turtle or manatee. You can also sit around the fire pit by the dock at night and roast hot dogs and make 'smors' while watching the fish around the underwater lights.
Another wonderful year at Duck Key, Fla!! This completes four years and each year it gets better!! Great location, beautiful house and a great variety of eating places in the area. Sunsets are breath taking, fishing is plentiful, something for everyone!!!
The house in Duck Key suited our needs perfectly. It was well equipped, had a nice view of the canal and a super outside deck which is where we spent alot of our time there! The use of kayaks was a nice touch! It was quite quiet but handy for visiting other sites in the keys. Not many restaurants there but close enough to Marathon.
Tennis at nearby Hawks Cay Resort was nice too.
John the owner was very good with communication by email.
A wonderful home. Excellent location and amenities. The kitchen is well stocked and of excellent quality. We loved that all the light switches were marked, making it simple for us to get our desired effect. The dock is a boater's dream and so simple to use. We have found the perfect home for our annual trip to the Keys.
This is our third year in this house. This house is so clean and comfortable. Tommy Bahama furniture and granite countertops. The owner is constantly making upgrades. New patio tables and chairs, and many other upgrades. The beds are awesome, it is like sleeping on a cloud! We caught and released a shark right off the dock the first night we got there. Once you pull your boat away from the dock, you are in the Atlantic in less than one minute! What a fabulous home and a gracious owner. We are there for the first week of lobster season so we don't go out to restaurants, we eat lobster and grouper we catch. We will return year after year! I highly recommend this house for boaters or anyone who wants to enjoy paradise.
This is our second year in this house for opening season of lobster! What a great house. It is wonderfully decorated. We enjoyed the addition of the new underwater dock lights, you can watch the fish all night! You can be in the Atlantic on your boat in 3 minutes or out on the gulf side in about 10. We kept two boats at the dock and had plenty of room. The new pavers are a plus! John is always upgrading the house. We can't wait to go back again next year for more lobster and grouper. Thanks John for renting such a great house!
Oue stay at Duck Key was one to be remembered for a loooong time! The weather was beautiful, each and every day was a gift. We really enjoyed the canal activity and seeing a family of mantees swimming right up to us. The food in the Keys is the greatest! If you go hungry while there it is your own fault.
We will definately be returning again soon.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Notes||A cleaning fee of $150.00 is added to the total rental fee|
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