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Indoor/Outdoor Living with Spectacular Sunset Views!

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Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 8 - 30 nights

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Member since: 2010
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
May 15, 2015
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Indoor/Outdoor Living with Spectacular Sunset Views!

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 8 - 30 nights

Overview

Ramrod Key Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-7)

Crowded beaches, urban sprawl, traffic jams, and long lines in make-believe magic kingdoms…not the Florida vacation you were thinking of? There is still a place where the unspoiled natural beauty remains as it was 50 years ago. Where the pace is still island time and the natives are very friendly.

One Particular Harbour is located on the Atlantic side of Ramrod Key at mile marker 27.5 on the edge of the Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary and in the middle of the Great Heron Refuge. A wide screen enclosed porch surrounds the main living area on three sides. In the backyard, the porch faces our private dock on a free flowing canal with direct access to the ocean. The front porch has an uninterrupted sunset view overlooking a shallow water bay and natural mangrove wetlands with Niles Channel and Summerland Key off in the distance. And the adjacent vacant lot to the south is completely landscaped with coconut palms and natural plants which provide a level of privacy that makes you feels like you are in your own secluded tropical sanctuary. But what really makes this house so special is the indoor outdoor living. Open all the french doors surrounding the living room and enjoy the cool breezes and spectacular sunset views.

After a restful first night in paradise, rise early, and step through the French doors from your bedroom onto the screen enclosed porch. If you’re lucky, catch a glimpse of wading birds like, scarlet ibis, rosette spoonbills, and blue and white herons feeding in the shallow salt pond right outside your doorstep. You might even spot one of the tiny key deer, as they forage for their morning meal. Sit back and relax as you enjoy a fresh brewed coffee and the cool morning breeze. You’re on island time and there’s nothing more important to do than enjoy the beauty of nature as it unfolds before you, letting the stresses from the real world melt away.

Embrace the new day by riding our bicycles up to Five Brothers Market for some authentic Cuban coffee and a fresh baked Cuban pastry. After the refreshing bike ride you find yourself energized and starting to get hungry. You decide to join the locals over at the Big Pine Coffee Shop, just a short five-minute drive away. The smells of their great breakfast specials, eggs, pancakes, and bacon fill the air. You grab a seat next to a couple of locals and find out where the fish are biting. When you get back to the cottage you mosey down to the dock in the backyard just in time to see the Kokomo Cat dive boat pass by on its way out to Looe Key for the first dive of the day. All the divers give a friendly wave as the boat passes by, and it reminds you of just how welcoming this special place is.

What’s next? Do you load up the boat and head to the blue water to catch Dolphin (mahi-mahi), Kings and Sails; or maybe hit the flats in the backcountry for some Bones, Permit or Tarpon? Or should you head out to Looe Key and do some diving or snorkeling on the reef? Better yet, if it’s lobsters season, head out to just about anywhere and catch your limit of this local delicacy. Fresh Florida lobster on the grill for lunch, now that’s a real treat!!

Maybe you have something a little more adventurous in mind and a stay at One Particular Harbour includes unlimited use of two tandem kayaks. So, how about a kayaking tour through the mangrove tunnels of five-mile creek, or paddle out to Tarpon Belly Key to check out the remnants of the old shrimp farm that was once there. And for real excitement, how about an unforgettable, nighttime guided kayak tour of the backcountry, offered only during the monthly full moon. Experience the amazing bioluminescence that makes every paddle stroke a magical swirling emerald green explosion of lights in the water. And before the moon rises, see the full majesty of the Milky Way in the night sky, far away from any Earthly lights.

Then again, maybe you prefer to just take it easy. In that case grab your sunscreen, lawn chair, Buffett CDs, and take your boat or our kayaks out to Picnic Island. Located in the middle of New Found Harbor, the island is only accessible by boat and is just a few hundred yards from the mouth of our canal. With it’s sandy beach, Picnic Island is a very popular spot with locals on the weekends, but is pretty much deserted during the week.

No boat, no problem, just head over to Bahia Honda State Park, a short 10 minutes away, and see why it is consistently ranked as one of the top 10 beaches in America. Or make plans to rent a boat from the nearby Dolphin Marina on Little Torch Key. They can even arrange to have the boat delivered to the house and tied up to the dock awaiting your arrival.

Be sure and save some time during your stay to visit historic Key West. It’s just a short 23-mile drive away, through the most breathtaking, scenic section of the famous overseas highway. In Key West, take the Conch Train tour; visit Ernest Hemingway’s house, and then Mel Fisher’s Museum where they display the remarkable treasures from the Spanish Galleon the Atocha, shipwrecked in 1622.

Have your picture taken at the Southernmost Point, and then head over to famous Duval Street and do the “Duval Crawl” down to Sloppy Joe’s, Margaritaville, the Hog’s Breath Saloon, Captain Tony’s, Schooner Warf, and finally head over to Mallory dock for the nightly sunset celebration.

When you’ve had your fill of the weird, wild, and wacky, leave the tourists, noise, and congestion behind and head back to the peace and tranquility of your secluded tropical sanctuary.

Once you’ve visited Key West, you may also want to check out the restaurants and nightlife a little closer to home. Both the Tiki Bar and Boondocks are fun local hangouts, and feature good food, a full bar, and live music nightly. They are both just up at the end of our street and easy walking distance from the house. The famous No Name Pub is on Big Pine Key, along with several other good restaurants. Mangrove Mamma’s and The Square Grouper are on Cudjo, and for a five star dining experience you can make reservations for a private ferry to take you out to the exclusive Little Palm Island Resort to eat at their award-winning restaurant.

There is something for everyone at One Particular Harbour, so what are you waiting for? You don’t have to leave the Country to find your own tropical paradise. Start planning your own good times, down in the Caribbean sunshine, so far away from the everyday, contact us today!

Keywords: Waterfront, Canal, Sunset View, Key West Style, Conch Cottage

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Owner
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 15, 2015

About The Owner

I grew up in the Miami area and moved to New Orleans after graduating college. After 18 years I returned to living Floridays and settled in Sarasota on the Southwest Coast of Florida. A lifetime fan of Jimmy Buffett, I was inspired to buy my own piece of paradise in the unspoiled Lower Keys where I designed and built my own 'One Particular Harbour'. Since then, I have enjoyed sharing this special vacation home with others searching for their own tropical sanctuary.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1991

Why The Owner chose Ramrod Key

We looked all over the Keys and on the west coast of Florida before buying this property. What really sold me on the location was the beautiful sunset views. When we built our home there were only about 6 other houses on the street and they all had cistern for drinking water. We had to extend the city waterline down 1/4 mile to our house, which eventually led to the other homes being built on the street.

What makes this cottage unique

What makes this house so special is the indoor outdoor living. Open all the french doors and enjoy the cool breezes and spectacular sunset views. The location is very private, with the main canal in back, a tropically landscaped lot to the South, and beautiful shallow water bay to the west. You will feel like you are in a secluded tropical sanctuary.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 8 - 30 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 23 traveler reviews

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Indoor/Outdoor Living with Spectacular Sunset Views!
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
Etters, PA
5

Paradise For Sure

  • 5 of 5

It says "Welcome to Paradise" on the little chalkboard at the top of the stairs, and that's just how we feel. This was our third year at One Particular Harbor, and they just keep getting better. The wrap-around, screened porch is wonderful. We were able to open the French doors on most days to get a great cross breeze. The view out the front and back is gorgeous. The property was again in fine repair, and the place is fully equipped with all needed kitchen gadgets, etc. The house is within 7 minutes of at least half a dozen bar/restaurants, and it's only about 40 minutes (in traffic) from Key West. Again, even though we did a lot, we could have done more, but fishing kept getting in the way. The boat dock is well kept, the cabana is convenient for storing gear overnight, and the fish cleaning station is well placed. It's very hard to leave One Particular Harbor, and as soon as we do, we start counting the days till next year.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Relaxing in the Lower Keys

  • 5 of 5

Spent a special month long vacation exploring the lower keys. Location was perfect, private road to walk our dogs, overlooking a salt pond with wonderful sunsets, close to large grocery store, easy access to Key West, nice neighbors, restaurants, best seafood ever... A real value

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
5

Fantastic Stay in the Florida Keys

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from a week at One Particular Harbour - and we hated to leave. The house is in a perfect location as other reviews have mentioned. The Winn-Dixie is less than 10 minutes away (north). a great restaurant, The Square Grouper, is just a short drive south, and there are several fresh seafood markets nearby (we recommend Low Key Fisheries). We visited Key West twice during our stay (about a 30 minute drive) including dinner at our favorite restaurant (Blue Heaven) for my husband's birthday (everything there is good but you must try the Key Lime Pie). But, back to the house. John has really made sure you have everything you could possible need including plenty of towels and blankets, a well-stocked kitchen, a wonderful screened-in porch for meals with a view, a great grill, kayaks, bikes , and a perfect location on a nice canal. We went fishing with a local guide and, I am happy to say, caught enough fish for two dinners, and some extra for our guide. The weather was cooler than we expected, about 68 to 70 degrees, but the sun was shining every day and we made the most of our time outside. Again, we highly recommend a stay at this lovely house and hope to return there soon. We appreciate John and Whitney calling to make sure we had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Dream Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family and I were lucky to stay at One Particular Harbour for 8 days in June, 2014. The owner, John, is very pleasant to deal with and his property manager, Whitney is also a pleasure to deal with. If you have any questions before, during or after your vacation, John is always available. One Particular Harbour is a great vacation home! Two of our important necessities when we vacation are air conditioning and water pressure for the shower. Both were exceptional at One Particular Harbour. The home was clean upon arrival and had everything that we needed for our vacation. Another bonus that we loved about this home was the outdoor shower. It was so nice to come back after boating and immediately walk into the quite large outdoor shower (also with great water pressure) to get clean before entering into the home. We look forward to staying at One Particular Harbour in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Etters, PA
5

Second Time Around

  • 5 of 5

What a glorious two months we had again this year at "One Particular Harbor"! The weather was ideal most of the time, and this year we had a boat. That meant more fishing, and that meant that we again didn't get around to using the kayaks. Next year for sure. The property was still in great shape, and the addition of a new grill was greatly appreciated. In the late afternoon the sun streams through the French doors in front and right on through the living room and the French doors in back to bathe the back porch in gold. It's indescribeable. We're already counting the days til next February.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Paradise Found

  • 5 of 5

One Particular Harbor exceeded our expectations! The house is open and bright, and has a wonderful Keys charm. John was wonderful to work with and made sure we had everything we needed for a perfect stay. The location was ideal with only a 20 minute drive to Key West. Beautiful sunsets were aplenty from our favorite spot, the walk-around, screened-in porch and we also really enjoyed fresh caught fish cooked on the grill. We have spent many vacations in the Keys, and this is without question our new favorite spot! You won't be disappointed!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Rates & Availability

From $100 Per night

Ramrod Key Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
May - June
May 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
8 night minimum stay
$200
$3,000
 
 
July-August
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
30 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
Sept - Dec
Sep 1 2015 - Dec 31 2015
8 night minimum stay
$200
$3,000
 
 
January - April
Jan 1 2016 - Apr 30 2016
28 night minimum stay
$3,200
 
 
May - June
May 1 2016 - Jun 30 2016
8 night minimum stay
$200
$3,200
 
 
July - August
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
30 night minimum stay
$3,200
 
 
September - December
Sep 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
8 night minimum stay
$200
$3,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Cleaning Fee $100.00
Pet Fee $100.00
Tax Rate 12.5%
Notes Monroe County limits vacation rentals to a minimum of 28 days, however,
owner may accept shorter rental periods during May-June and Sept-Dec if available*
*When available, minimum rental period is 8 days for $1,200 ($150/night)
**During week of Christmas/New Year, 8 day minimum is $1,600 ($200/night)
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Amenities

Ramrod Key Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
2 Bicycles provided to enjoy exploring the neighborhood or riding up to Boondock, Tiki Bar, 5 Brothers, or other nearby attractions. 2 Tandem Kayaks provided for birding, fishing, and exploring nearby mangrove tunnels, shallow flats, or visiting Picnic Island.

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