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Tropical, Cozy, & Fun Vacation Home on a clean private Gulf Swimming Canal!

Tom Kaucic

Member since: 2005
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type mobile home
Minimum Stay 29 nights

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Tom Kaucic

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Tropical, Cozy, & Fun Vacation Home on a clean private Gulf Swimming Canal!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type mobile home
Minimum Stay 29 nights

Overview

Little Torch Key Mobile Home Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms (one queen & one full), 1 full bath, sleeps 4

This great 2 bedroom mobile home is situated in a terrific private community 'off the main tourist path' with your own personal dock on a 20ft. deep swimming canal which leads directly into the Gulf of Mexico. Right outside the screened-in lanai is a private courtyard/sunning area complete with privacy fence and stone pavers which lead to the large white cement dock complete with a new stainless steel swimming ladder. There is also another tanning/lounging area with lounges, chairs and a small outside table-set right on the dock. The property is nicely landscaped (very tropical), has a fenced-in yard with parking for two cars plus guests.This is a beautiful place to spend cold winter months basking in the warm Florida sunshine, and relaxing ('Conch style') in a scenic water front setting.

Location: You are/would be equal distance between Key West and Marathon Key; 30 minutes either way! Atlantic Ocean on one side.......Gulf of Mexico on the other, about 2-3 miles apart; you won't find that in any other place except in The Keys!! You will truly be in 'The Conch Republic'!

Water access: SKUBA, snorkeling, mangrove tours, Key Deer Statuary, ship wreck sites, great night life, FRESH seafood galore, kayaking, seaplane to the Fort on Dry Tortugas Nat'l Park, drive to the Dolphin Research Center, utilize Looe Key Dive Center, Bahia Honda State Park, visit Theater of The Sea, the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum, the Hemingway House ...................all of this is readily available to you; plus 'maybe' a chance to see The Blue Angels Air Show at the U.S. Naval Station at Boca Chica Key. Do you need more???

Don't forget that the 4-star restaurants, tourist shops, famous pubs, street entertainers, the Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square...or watching a Keys sunset from a charter sail boat, are all available in Key West. This (and more) is only 30 minutes away from your little 'piece of tropical paradise'!!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Tom Kaucic (Owner)
Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english
Response time:
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2015

Why Tom Kaucic chose Little Torch Key

After visiting The Keys for 15yrs. I decided to buy my own 'piece of paradise'. I chose this spot because of its location in the Lower Keys, privacy, availability of water sports/activities, fishing, scuba-diving and it's potential for life-style improvements!

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type mobile home
Minimum Stay 29 nights
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Reviews

4.7
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Tropical, Cozy, & Fun Vacation Home on a clean private Gulf Swimming Canal!
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews
5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

The Lazy Lobster is the kind of place you can settle in to right away and feel cozy and comfortable. Tom has decorated his place delightfully, and it has everything a couple needs to enjoy a long stay in the keys. We especially enjoyed lounging by the canal and having an evening glass of wine, while watching the fish and birds. Biking was great- both short rides around the neighborhood and long rides into Middle and Big Torch keys. We played around in our kayak in the neighborhood canals and also swam in the canal a few times though the water was chilly.

The Wi-Fi was very fast and worked all over the property. TV had lots of channels including the sports channels we like. Electric grill on porch was convenient and easy to use. Bed was comfy, shower great, towels plush. Bahia Honda State Park with the best beach in the keys was a short drive away and Key West was only about a 40 minute drive. We also enjoyed the big Sat-Sun Flea market on Big Pine (good for produce), and Bagel Island became a routine stop for us. There is a lot to explore in the lower keys and the Lazy Lobster is a great home base. Tom was totally available by phone or email and is a wonderful landlord. We hope to visit again in the future.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for letting me know how much you enjoyed your stay at the Lazy Lobster...I think you saw more things and did more things than I have!! 😀😀
4

Best value and hope to be back very soon!

  • 4 of 5

Tom has made a small piece of paradise to share with his guests. Don't be fooled by the image of this property as "just a trailer", he has renovated and improved this property to have all necessary amenities. We really enjoyed out time relaxing on his spacious screened porch and along the swimming canal. Tom has keen eye for detail and a well tuned sense of island decorating...everywhere you look he has added well placed and well though tropical island decor. Just as well thought are his renovations to the property, where he seems to make appropriate and articulate use of space to make a charming and comfortable place for guests to stay. With so many amenities it is hard to mention them all!-Shaded outdoor patio, outdoor grill, fenced in yard, storage shed for snorkeling/scuba/bicycles/whatever you may have brought!, free boat ramp and parking less than a mile away, highspeed wifi, cable tv, swimming canal just steps from the front door, My fiancé and I brought our jetski and spent most of our time lobstering nearby, also fresh fish and amazingly good keys shrimp can be purchased nearby on Cudjoe key at the Lower Keys Fisheries ...our own fresh lobster rolls, grilled hogfish and lobster tails! Without the amenities Tom provided we would have never properly enjoyed this bounty. I also cannot fail to mention the high standards of cleanliness his housekeeper maintains, she is also very personable and gave us wonderful suggestions for local eateries! I know it won't be soon enough but we will certainly return to the Lazy Lobster... Thank you so much Tom!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Fun times!

  • 5 of 5

Really cute, tastefully done with great outside area. We had a great time at the Lazy Lobster, the location was perfect for us, easy drive to Key West, Bahia Honda, and Marathon. We had our boat with us and there is a free boat ramp a few blocks away which was easy to use, we spent a lot of time on the boat going to picnic island and fishing. We traveled with our 11 yr old and 4 year old and the space was fine, we loved the porch and that the kids could swim in the canal out back. We will be back, thank you Tom, you were a pleasure to rent from!!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
4

Land of the very lazy lobster

  • 4 of 5

Tropical, Cozy & Fun vacation home summarize perfectly the experience you will have at the Lazy Lobster. We are Canadians and this was our first trip to Florida and were very pleased with the accommodations. The Bahi Honda beach was one of our favourite beaches and if you can time the trip with no wind from the East you will be amazed with this beach. We did the Looe Key snorkelling trip which was fantastic, chased sharks and had a school of Tarpon (100 to 200 lbs) swim right through us. Went Charter fishing at Key West with a 3rd generation fisherman and caught 4 Dolphin (Mahi Mahi or Dorado) and one was almost 40 lbs. Tom, who we never met was always available through his cell phone if we had any questions or confers. Tom likes to talk. The Internet service was very good which we used often due to roaming fees that hit Canadians hard so we would all send pictures of the days events once we got back to the Lazy Lobster. My wife really had a good laid back holiday so I know we will come back in the future. The Florida Keys are a fisherman's/boaters paradise and we will return.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Just like Mark and his family.......you will find the Lazy Lobster, and the "Lower" Florida Keys amazing! My property truly is both tropical....and cozy, but also very close to so many attractions for your vacationing pleasure. After you enjoy the beach, the snorkeling @ Looe Key, and maybe deep sea fishing.......why not try Sky-diving; it's FANTASTIC and only a few Keys away!! Tom
5

Want To Come Back!

  • 5 of 5

The owner met us and gave us a tour of his beautiful home. It was a dream come true for us and our small dog. We prepared most of our meals in the well equiped kitchen and ate on the large screen porch at a large glass topped table set. The cable TV, DVD player provided great entertainment and WiFi allowed me to do necessary work in the comfort of the house or enjoying the breezes on the screen porch. The fenced in yard was perfect for our little furry friend....and kept him safe. We enjoyed swimming in the clear water of the canal behind the house and also enjoyed the large lounging/sunning area.

We are hoping to spend next December here again.....

Thanks Tom!! Paul & Lisa D.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review! It shows that even thought it is so close to Key West with it's many attractions and fun, some of my visitors really enjoy just chilling out and soak up the layed-back "Conch" atmosphere of my home/property. Hope to see Paul & Lisa back here again in December '13 :-) Tom K.
Bowling Green, Ohio
5

A Quiet Place to Relax in Excitement of the Keys

  • 5 of 5

Lazy Lobster is a perfect place to relax and enjoy all the Keys have to offer. It is comfortable, squeaky clean, tastefully remodeled and well appointed. Tom is a great help and provides excellent recommendatioins. Located 1.5 miles away from busy Rt. 1 and in a relaxing community at the north tip of the key. The swimming canal is along the back and is a nice place to take a swim. The kitchen and barbeque make for good eating-in. Oodles of good to excellent restaurants are closeby or within a short driving distance. We have found it really nice to be able to visit Key West whenever we want and then escape from the hustle and bustle up here afterward.

Restaurants we'd highly recommend:

The No Name Bar and Grill onBig Pine Key

The Wharf Seafood restaurant on Summerland Key (excellent!)

The Roof Top Cafe on Front St., Key West across from Mallory Square (the best food we found in the area and almost unknown!)

Hogfish Bar and Grill on Stock Island (there's one in Old Town too, on Front)

All the other restaurants we found to be very good but these are a cut above!

The only really BAD food and service we found was at the Looe Key Resort Tiki Bar on Ramrod.

Attractions off the beaten path:

(You either already know the famous ones or can read about those)

The Looe Key Reef and Diving Resort on Ramrod Key has an excellent 6 hour snorkeling/scuba boat to the beautiful reefs (but the food at their Tiki Bar is awful).

The Dolphin Research Center on Grassy Key - great place to spend a day!

The Freedom II tour to the Dry Tortugas is expensive but worth it.

The Eco Discovery Center at the entrance to Ft. Zachary Taylor State Park in Key West is really interesting.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to submit a review on the Lazy Lobster!!! I am very happy that you two enjoyed my place so much.......and its closeness to so many great sights AND restaurants! You even found one of my favorites in Key West....The Roof Top Cafe :-)) I'm also glad to hear that you really liked the "excellent 6 hour snorkeling/scuba" trip to Looe Reef"; I'll now recommend it to all of my renters! Thanks again......"and come back soon"!!! Tom K.

Map

Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Key West
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Tiki Bar/Pubs
Nearest Ferry
27 Miles
Key West
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Key West
Nearest Train
125 Miles
Miami
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US 1
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
No Name Pub or BoonDocks
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Bahia Honda Park
Car: necessary

Go fishing, swimming or snorkeling from your own private dock. The famous Key Deer Sanctuary is nearby as well as the beautiful Bahia Honda State Park with it's natural beach right on the Atlantic Ocean. In addition to it's wonderful weather, the Keys offer a variety of spectacular attractions. Activities (on site or nearby) include hiking, golf, deep-sea fishing, MANY musical/seafood festivals, wildlife viewing, dolphin encounters and Eco-tours. Additionally there is snorkeling/SCUBA diving, boating, wind sailing, para-sailing, skydiving, kayaking, shopping, cinemas, and shelling.

Other Activities: kayaking

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Rates & Availability

From $1,600 Per month

Little Torch Key Mobile Home Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter/Spring 2015
Jan 1 2015 - May 31 2015
29 night minimum stay
$2,490
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
29 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
 
Fall 2015
Sep 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
29 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
Winter 2015
Dec 1 2015 - Dec 31 2015
29 night minimum stay
$2,490
 
 
Winter/Spring 2016
Jan 1 2016 - May 31 2016
29 night minimum stay
$2,490
 
 
My Standard Rate
29 night minimum stay
$2,328
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Notes Pets: One dog/cat allowed for a Fee of $100 and must be less than 40lbs..NO BARKERS, and are NONE allowed on furniture; especially beds! Must be "flea-free", or you will be charged an additional $100 fumagation fee.
100% of full Rental Rate is due 90 days prior to scheduled arrival date.
Rent Cancellation Fee; If cancellation within 60 to 31 days before Arrival date, the full $725 Deposit will be retained as a Cancellation Fee. After 31 days no Rental Rate refunds UNLESS property is re-rented for the same time period AND same Rental Rate $$$. The $725 Deposit will still be retained as a Cancellation Fee.
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Amenities

Little Torch Key Mobile Home Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • mobile home
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • **There is also a new standard-sized washer and dryer for you in the full bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Cable TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • In addition to the two beds in the 2 bedrooms, there is a 'pull-out' sofa bed in the living-room that can sleep 2 adults. *All bedroom and bathroom linens are provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There is no swimming pool.....But you do have your own private 60ft. dock on a private 20ft. deep swimming canal! Rentors can bring their own kayaks, and also enjoy fishing from the dock; many snappers and other tasty fish. If you can/have scuba there are some really good lobster down below! And one of the 'best beaches in Florida' is only 6 miles away (Atlantic Ocean side).

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