|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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.
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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
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.
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????
My friends and I had the pleasure of spending a week at Torchview along with our two small dogs. Kathy & Steve and Cheyenne (the gentlest , most loveable dog) were very welcoming!
The house is very comfortable and well decorated. The kitchen had everything we needed. The steps took a little getting used to as we are all Sr. Citizens, but the view on all sides of the outdoor porch made it well worth it.
The house is in a good location. It is an easy drive south to Key West and north to Marathon and Islamorada. If you haven't been to Key West, be sure to talk to Steve for advise on what streets to take and where to park in the city.
We truly enjoyed our stay and would recommend this house. Our only regret is we didn't have time to enjoy all that Torchview has to offer, such as snorkeling, kayaks and bicycles. We are very grateful to the owners Kathy and Steve who allow pets, they also enjoyed the dock and water access from the private beach area.
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!
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.
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.
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! :)
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!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
NEW RATES 2015
Jan 3 2015 - Sep 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$750|
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.