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Totally Renovated! Duck Key Waterfront House

John Gilhart

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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John Gilhart

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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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Totally Renovated! Duck Key Waterfront House

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Duck Key House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

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.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
John Gilhart (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 15, 2015

About John Gilhart

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

Why John Gilhart chose Duck Key

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 23 traveler reviews

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Totally Renovated! Duck Key Waterfront House
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
Bedford, Pa.
5

Beautiful and relaxing - Duck Key

  • 5 of 5

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!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great vacation home

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Jacksonville
5

Lobstering in the Keys

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Orlando
5

Awesome vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Windermere
5

Great house!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Bedford, Pa.
5

Seaview Dr.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Marathon Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Alma's, Hawk Cay Resort
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Overseas Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Alma's, Hawks Cay Resort
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Sombrero Beach, Marathon
Nearest Point of Interest
Hawks Cay Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Dolphin Experience
Nearest Point of Interest
Turn Key Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
The Wreck & Galley Grille and Bar
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

From $1,995 Per week

Duck Key House Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.5%
Notes A cleaning fee of $150.00 is added to the total rental fee

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Duck Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1530 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size bed in the Master Bedroom #1, king size bed in the Guest Bedroom #2, and Twin Beds (2) in the Guest Bedroom #3
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis

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