YOUR GIFT FROM THE SEA- OPEN WATER VACATION PARADISE ON CANAL

Lynne and Alan

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 28 nights

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YOUR GIFT FROM THE SEA- OPEN WATER VACATION PARADISE ON CANAL

Little Torch Key House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Open Water Views!

Escape the stress and cares of your daily life. A Gift from the Sea is a charming, ground level 2/2 designed to be calming and comfortable. Twelve hundred square feet of relaxation with central heat and air. It’s located on a boater-friendly, deep-water canal in Pine Channel Estates three lots from open water. Sleeps six.

Location is everything. On Big Pine Key you’re minutes from top-ten beaches and dive spots.

We raised our children on BPK and the opportunity to play outside is limitless. Chasing lizards, snorkeling the canal, cooking on the grill as a family and having a fresh picked coconut are the stuff memories are made.

Less than a minute from a soothing swim in the canal. Minutes from the open water, island restaurants, groceries, and reeling in the catch of the day. Only twenty-nine miles from the hustle and bustle of Key West.

The accommodations are soothing and comfortable. Three televisions, cable, high-speed Internet, Wi-Fi and lots of places to relax to help you unwind. The Master bedroom has a king-size bed and guest bedroom has a queen size. There’s a hide-a-bed in the living room. A Gift from the Sea has all the amenities you should expect.

Pine Channel excites your senses. Throughout your day you will hear the calls of ospreys and see frigate birds soaring. At dawn and dusk you’ll see shy Key deer exploring the neighborhood.

On Big Pine you’ll have a great awareness of natural wonders. You’ll see the phases of the moon like you’ve never seen, beautiful views of the crystal-clear water in every different light. A perfect little rain storm coming across the water, the light show that is the Milky Way and every evening a sunset that’s new and different.

Mornings on the screened porch with coffee conleche and the local newspaper (AKA the mullet wrapper) are perfection.

During your day you have a premier neighborhood for boating, fishing, diving, and exploring the backcountry. And at the end of your day you have a comfortable soothing place to rest your eyes, enjoy a frozen concoction, and dream about tomorrow. All you need to bring is a book mark, bathing suit and fishing pole.

Our guests say it best:

'Perfect location, felt right at home.'

'Spacious, clean and well maintained.'

'Home is well equipped and great for boating.'

'Planning our vacation with Lynne and Alan was easy.'

'Days as busy as you want them to be.'

'Relaxing atmosphere. Just staying home is fun.'

'Loved the carport and ground level home.'

'Like a perfect little gem.'

Welcome to A Gift from the Sea!

Keywords: Waterfront, Boating, waterfront property, boating property, ground level home, on the water, vacation home, vacation rental, romantic getaway, comfortable home, spacious, holiday rental, writer's paradise, artist getaway, family vacation, fishing trips

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
A thank you to Lynne and Alan for a magnificent and eventful week. Nice job on the home – all that we needed, except more time. I’m sad to leave.



Sitting and eating at the little table on the porch was a definite favorite.
Oct 2011
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Lynne and Alan

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Lynne and I met in high school in Panama City Florida. We have been married 40 years and they said it would never last. We have two grown children and two grand children. We live in Ocala, Florida but our hearts remain in the Keys. Alan is a retired small-animal veterinarian and writes Gator Crossing Mysteries (Woo Burgers in Paradise and Buskers on the Half Shell under the pen name - Theophilous Thorne-Bush). Lynne has worked in the hospitality industry and enjoys helping people plan and enjoy their Florida vacations. We share a love for travel but few places compare to the Florida Keys.

Lynne and Alan purchased this house in 2008

Lynne and I lived in the Florida Keys for almost 25 years. We raised our two children in Pine Channel Estates on Big Pine Key. We spent a lot of time researching neighborhoods in the Keys. It's a premier boating neighborhood with a nice mix of people. It is convenient to US Highway One. It's near the open water and the canals are deep and clean.

The environment in the Keys is bright with lots of sunshine. We lived in the Keys long enough to know that you want to return home to a soothing comforting spot with just the right colors and feel. From the homemade curtains to laying on the seawall and counting shooting stars - A Gift from the Sea is all that and more.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 28 nights
Travel with confidence
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Reviews

Your Gift from the Sea- Open Water Vacation Paradise on Canal
average rating of 4.0 based on 2 reviews
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Little Torch Key Lower Florida Keys
London, UK
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THEY THOUGHT OF EVERYTHING!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I greatly appreciated Lynne and Alan's attention to detail. They could not have been more responsive, and they have really thought of everything you could need to have a great vacation in their home. They make you feel like part of the family, and have terrific local connections and recommendations, having lived in the Keys for many years themselves. The house is a cool oasis from the Florida heat, with a sun porch that's ideal for lounging after a day at the beach or by the canal that runs past the house. The swimming is excellent, the surrounding neighborhood is very nice and friendly, and we could not have felt more at home. Perfect place for a family (we took our baby) or one or two couples. Book this house--you will not be disappointed!
  • Submitted: Jan 1, 1970
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Your Gift from the Sea- Open Water Vacation Paradise on Canal
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+1 3528618441
Little Torch Key Lower Florida Keys
Indianapolis IN
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BEATIFUL VIEW

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We love Big Pine Key we have been going there for over fifteen years. Since retirement we have been staying the entire Month of February. To start with the weather was outstanding for the entire month. We had the windows open no air conditioning or heat was needed. We had a clean fresh ocean breeze blowing through the home both day and night. This was our first time to stay in this home and we were very pleased with our decision. We loved the ground level ranch home no stairs to climb and from the carport or living room sofa we could watch the outstanding sunsets over the Gulf every evening. Big Pine is a quiet island for the most part a great place to relax and enjoy the fishing and diving. When we wanted a little more excitement we would head to Key West or great shopping in Marathon. We liked our stay so much the we booked it for February 2012. I think we have found our February home for every February.
  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Key West International
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Bahia Honda
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
big Pine Key
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Key West
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Big Pine Coffee Shop
Car: necessary
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Availability & Rates

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Little Torch Key House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
Jan 31 2014 - Aug 31 2014
28 night minimum stay
$3,800
 
 
Low Season
Sep 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
28 night minimum stay
$3,800
 
 
High Season Next Year
Dec 1 2014 - Aug 31 2015
28 night minimum stay
$4,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Cleaning Fee $125.00
We collect your deposit and split the balance into two payments - one to be paid 60 days before and the second - 30 days before your arrival

Total must be paid 30 days before rental - Unless you book close to your arrival and then we should discuss the arrangements.

We are pleased to accept a number of payment forms including Visa/ Master Card, Discover, and American Ex. and personal checks.
Tax Rate 12.5%
Notes We are flexible on start and end days, where possible, so you may take advantage of cheaper midweek flights.
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Amenities

Little Torch Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Internet ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) portacrib with sheets provided, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) In the living room
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Toys ...
  • Game Room ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • miniature golf
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • racquetball
  • water skiing
  • golf
  • parasailing
  • jet skiing
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • kayaking
  • wind-surfing
  • sailing
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
Notes:
coffee maker and coffee grinder, blender, toaster, lobster pot, crock pot, indoor griddle for family breakfasts, hair dryer, iron/board, library, board games, walkway directly to water, fish cleaning station with water, outdoor shower, beach towels, small cooler, activities guide, ceiling fans, central heat and air conditioning
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