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Torchview - Florida Keys Secluded Paradise on Water

Kathy Anderson

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Kathy Anderson

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Within 12 hours
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2015
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Torchview - Florida Keys Secluded Paradise on Water

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Big Torch Key House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6

Big Torch Key is reminiscent of the Keys 40 years ago, seclusion and peace invade your senses immediately, sunset views will take your breathe away. Located on 1.4 acres on Niles Channel, in National Key Deer Refuge, the best boating access to the Atlantic (2 miles) and the Gulf (6 miles) in the lower Keys. Torchview has an open floor plan (kitchen/living room/dining room) with a huge master suite king size bed)and two other bedrooms(one with a queen size bed and the other two twins). Completely furnished you'll need for a terrific vacation....just pack your clothes. Fishing, kayaking, swimming and snorkeling off your own 240' boat dock with a 4' draft, you'll have an unparalleled adventure. You Will want to Come back to the Florida Keys!!!

'VIRTUAL TOUR' is available on this site between 'Owner info' and 'Photos' section for your convenience.

WE ARE ON THE PREMISES from Dec to April.

VIRTUAL TOUR can also be seen on 'YOU TUBE ' http://www.360platinumtours.com/common/virtualtour.php?propid=10 TORCHVIEW

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Kathy Anderson (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2015

About Kathy Anderson

Steven & Kathy searched for the perfect spot in the Lower Keys, came across a diamond in the rough. You guessed it ....TORCHVIEW, with foresight and some hard work managed to make this piece of heaven 'our Paradise'. We know its 'Paradise 'because we have been told so by ALL who stay here. We KNOW you'll feel that way too, COME CHECK IT OUT!

We live in West Michigan when were not in the Keys.

We are on the premises from Dec. to April.

Kathy Anderson purchased this house in 1993

Why Kathy Anderson chose Big Torch Key

We have bought a house on Cudjoe and built another there too ( both on canals), it was crowded, noisy and our pets had no where to run. We wanted seclusion, privacy, open water and space to breathe. The first time we saw TORCHVIEW WE knew IT was home.

What makes this house unique

The most incredible sunsets at TORCHVIEW will capture the tropical flavor of the Keys without leaving the country. Our views off the deck will give you peace and tranquility. Isn't that what we came for????

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 58 traveler reviews

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Torchview - Florida Keys Secluded Paradise on Water
average rating of 5.0 based on 58 reviews
Stanwood, WA
5

This place books quickly for a reason!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were looking for somewhere warm to spend a winter week. Neither of us had ever been to the Keys, and being from Washington State, this was quite a distance to come. But the time and effort was well worth it. The home was a destination in and of itself, which was what we wanted. While we did spend some time seeing the sights and eating out, we were just as happy hanging out in our ”home away from home”. Having never rented a home before, I spent considerable time reading the reviews and studying the pictures of the rentals we were considering. We were extremely happy with the choice we made. The only surprise for us was that there were absolutely no surprises! The reviews were spot on, the home was immaculate and the pictures don’t do it justice. We particularly enjoyed the views from every room and the lovely breeze that blew through the entire place. We spent considerable time on the deck, enjoying the peace and quiet, along with the view. The huge, wrap around deck makes it possible to get out of the sun or breeze if need be. My husband enjoyed snorkeling around the reef and dock areas while I kicked back in the lawn chair on the beach in the shade. Awesome and wonderfully relaxing. The grounds are beautiful, as well. The home very comfortable, well stocked and well maintained. The owners, Kathy and Steve, who reside on the property, are awesome! They are completely unobtrusive, unless you need something or have questions. They suggested places to eat (Square Grouper!) and when we came home with Stone Crabs one evening and had no way to crack them, Steve had just the tool and showed us how to use it. This place books quickly for a reason! We look forward to a return visit!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Goshen IN.
5

awesome place!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 7th time staying in the Keys and we have stayed at several places. This location was more off the beaten path and quiet. The home was very comfortable and the view was great. The owners were very friendly and helpful while we were there. It has been one of our favorite places and we definitely will return.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

best stay in the keys

  • 5 of 5

my wife and i have been vacationing in the keys for 40 years, torchview was our best vacation ever. we were primarily looking for open water views(don't like the canal places), the view is very relaxing and beautiful. the deck is 360 degrees around the house. the dock is outstanding, with hundreds of fish and lobster.(my wife is not a strong swimmer and doesn't like going into the atlantic to the reefs)so she got to do some easy snorkeling. a couple of items not mentioned by the owners-the master bedroom has an on-suite bathroom, the L shaped dock has tie poles for a boat on both sides of the dock, the laundry room has a bait freezer. we'll be back. kris nielsen clearwater beach, florida. p.s. key deer in the front yard most mornings.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Athens, AL
5

Torchview - Awesome as Always!

  • 5 of 5

This was my husband and our dogs (our 4-legged, furry kids) 3rd vacation trip to Torchview, and it was awesome as always! Torchview is in such a beautifu setting in paradise -- awesome sunsets over Niles Channel, beautifully landscaped large yard, great place on Big Torch Key as a base to walk, kayak, boat, snorkel, dive -- all the things we love to do in the Keys! The house is well equipped, comfortable, close enough to groceries in Big Pine Key and area restaurants to be convenient, but set far enough away from US 1 with such lovely grounds that you feel you are in your own private paradise for your visit ('cuz you are!). Best of all is the awesome artificial reef constructed around and under the dock. We see almost all the sea fauna we see at the reef in a smaller "nursery" setting -- it is truly awesome. We LOVE our visits to Torchview, and have already booked for our 2015 trip. Many thanks to Kathy and Steve for sharing their Paradise in the Keys! :)

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Wow!!

  • 5 of 5

Best vacation home ever! Spacious, clean, well stocked kitchen cupboards, park-like setting, and of course, the dock. Oh, the dock! How I wish I could snorkel and swim around the dock all day, every day. Nice little beach area, and very clean water with no seaweed issues, like other areas we visited.

All three (3!) dogs, and all three humans thoroughly enjoyed every second of our vacation, mostly due to this property. Out of the way private, yet close enough to Key West and Marathon, too.

We went to Bahia Honda, took the Looe Key reef snorkeling tour. Then, we went took the Dry Tortuga National Park ferry out of Key West. InnerSpace dive center was invaluable for our diving and snorkeling adventures. Sugarloaf Food Co. had the best Key Lime pie we've ever had (and we've had a lot of pie!).

Thanks for sharing your piece of Paradise with us. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Mississippi Gulf Coast
5

Well pleased

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a really great week at TorchView (I wish we could have stayed longer). The house was comfortable and clean with plenty of room to stretch out. And our dog was able to run loose on the large, secluded lot.

We particularly enjoyed your pier and reef. We snorkeled and fished there every day. We saw snapper, grunts, angelfish, Spotfin butterflys, lionfish, grouper, cowfish, horseshoe crabs, and more.

Since the property is on the west side, there was no seaweed to contend with and we were able to enjoy wading without the muck and smell we've dealt with at other properties. And the sunsets were beautiful.

Thanks for an excellent vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Key West
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Looe Key Tiki - Boondocks
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Key West----Marathon
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Looe Key - Boondocks
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Bahia Honda
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

From $2,000 Per week

Big Torch Key House Rental Rates

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NEW RATES 2015
Jan 3 2015 - Sep 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
CLEAN FEE $150
Refundable damage deposit $750
Tax Rate 12.5%
Notes OWNERS ON PREMISES : DEC 2014 -- April, 2015
SEPERATE PRIVATE QUARTERS
1875 SQ FT UPPER MAIN LIVING AREA OCCUPIED BY GUEST(RENTERS) ONLY

2015 RATES: $2200/ WEEK $200/clean fee
HOLIDAY AND SPECIAL SEASONAL DATES:
EASTER: APRIL 4-11
MINI LOBSTER SEASON: JULY 25-AUG 1
OPENING LOBSTER SEASON: AUG 1-8
CHRISTMAS: DEC 19-26
NEW YEARS: DEC 26-JAN 2, 2016
$750 deposit/Rental payment-Cashiers/personal check
If reservation is made more than 6 months prior to arrival, RENTAL FEE is due 90 days prior to arrival.
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Amenities

Big Torch Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1887 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master-King size bed(1) Guest- Queen size Bed(1) Bedroom 3-Twin Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Sand Box
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Jan-April Kayaks available to rent 4/$100/wk...2/$50/wk 3 bikes come with the rental of the house MEGA FISH UNDER and AROUND DOCK FOR YOUR SNORKELING PLEASURE SMALL SANDY BEACH AREA : LOUNGING BY THE WATER PARENTS WITH SMALL CHILDREN

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