Ramrod Key House Rental Photos and Description
2-Story House, Porches, 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4~)
Welcome to our beautiful 2500 square foot home with its 21 windows, 9 foot ceilings and a soaring 20 foot foyer entryway, making this one of the lightest, most airy, and spacious vacation homes in the Keys! Newly built in 2011, there are no dark corners or tiny bedrooms here. We feature Berber carpeting and Spanish tile throughout the house, with new model appliances and air conditioners (one on each floor with separate thermostats.) We also provide Cable TV with more channels than we care to watch and complimentary Wi-fi (cable --very fast!)
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What’s it Like Upstairs?
We have purposely configured our home with only 2 available bedrooms. The master bedroom is 24 feet x 14 feet with 4 windows facing our dock and canal. The master bath is 12 feet x 13 feet and features a whirlpool tub and a double vanity. There is an open study/work area next to the master and, down the hall, the 13 1/2 foot by 13 1/2 foot guest bedroom with a 13 ½ foot by 5 ½ foot walk-in closet for ample storage. There is a second full bath and shower contiguous to the guest bedroom. Both baths feature granite counter-tops.
We have chosen to keep that third bedroom 'open' with an archway. We also chose to keep the downstairs study, which a future buyer might convert to a 4th bedroom, as our Owner's Room. This is OUR HOME -- we aren't trying to fill it up with people; in fact, since we have only 2 bedrooms, we limit occupancy to 4 PEOPLE, unless we discuss other accommodations prior to your vacation.
Downstairs, the 20 foot high entryway leads to the Great Room where you will find comfy and inviting Natuzzi Italian leather living room furniture, a brand-new 32” flat screen LED TV, a separate dining area, and a fully-equipped kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances, granite counter-tops, rich cherrywood cabinets, and Spanish tile floors. Off the dining area are sliding-glass doors that open onto a peaceful back porch where you can read, listen to your iPod (we have a CD player that accepts iPods in the study, as well) or simply do as we do – pour a cool refreshing drink, watch the clouds go by, and just R-E-L-A-X…
How About The Grounds?
Our home is fully landscaped, and in a style that requires minimal maintenance. (That means no 7 a.m. wake-up calls from lawn maintenance people starting lawn mowers and blowing leaves around.)
We built the fully-equipped -- power, water and a small home-built cleaning station -- dock in July of 2011. If your boat is less than 25 feet, it will fit. If larger, give us a call and we'll work something out to spring-line our boat over to our neighbors...
Is This the Perfect Getaway House for You?
Because we chose to configure our home with only the two bedrooms available, it is perfect for us -- a couple who can enjoy the run of a nice big house most of the time, but still have a guest bedroom for family or friends on the occasions they come to visit. If that’s your situation, and you don’t want to feel cramped in your vacation paradise (or fend off 20 family members who descend on you because they've discovered you have al-l-l-l those bedrooms!) this home will be perfect for you, too!
What’s the Neighborhood Like?
Quiet. There are families that live in or have been coming to Breezeswept Beach Estates every year for 30 years or more. Our canal is less than a mile from open ocean. The Looe Key Resort, when we want some great fresh-caught fish, is a 3-minute drive or a 15-minute walk. (And the famous Looe Key Reef is about a 20-minute boat ride.) Surrounding us are all sorts of natural attractions (see our guest map below) as well as man-made ones. We are midway between Marathon and Key West, which really expands our dining and entertainment options.
WHO SHOULD NOT CONSIDER OUR HOME
If you have more than 2 couples, or a big family, you won't be comfortable here. Our two bedrooms are quite spacious and airy, so 4 people will do well here, even on a rainy day. Many more than that on that occasional rainy day -- not!
We try to respond to every inquiry, but if we receive a request in the afternoon for a place to stay that night for one night (we have, during Fantasy Fest) or asking if 11 people can stay by pitching sleeping bags on the living room floor (we have, especially during Fantasy Fest!) please excuse us if our response is delayed. Or non-existent. :-)
How Can You Ensure Our Home Will Be Yours?
Once you have signed our Short-Term Rental Agreement, which can be accomplished via e-mail, you'll give us your Deposit to Hold by credit card, cashier's check or wired funds.
Keywords: Waterfront, canal front, ocean access, 2-Story, Single Family Home, Key West Style, Atlantic Side of U.S. 1, Dock, Landscaped
- wheelchair inaccessible
- pets not allowed
- non smoking only
- Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
"We spent the whole month of August in this beautiful Ramrod Key home. My mouth literally dropped open when I first walked in the home. It is beautiful ! Tile floor in the entry and kitchen, brand new appliances in the kitchen and leather furniture in the living room. The kitchen was fully equipped and I felt like we were arriving in a 5 star resort, including Tervis tumblers in the freezer! Upstairs the bedrooms are huge and everything was immaculate ! The whirlpool bathtub in the master bedroom was a welcome retreat after a day on the water. The owners were very helpful and gracious hosts and I highly recommend their home to anyone wanting a vacation in the Keys.
Thank-you, Joe, for a fantastic vacation!"
I am a 'failed retiree.' I am retired from the corporate world as well as 36 years of active and reserve military service, Army and Air Force. The portability of our current business allows my wife and I the flexibility to split our time between our long-time Lake Tahoe home, and the fabulous Lower Keys, where we snorkel, dive, walk, bicycle and kayak. When we aren't using our home in the Keys, it's yours...
Just take a look at the satellite map up close and personal or look online for Florida Keys images and you'll see why Ramrod is so special. Midway between Key West and Marathon, just three miles from shopping and key deer on Big Pine Key, it is a world away from all that when it's time to just sit on the dock and watch the fish jump. (Our canal is open to the ocean so we see lots of marine life...)
We specifically chose Ramrod Key because it is out of the hustle, bustle, noise and congestion of Key West or Key Largo -- but still close enough to the 'big cities' to make an easy day of it or evening out. It's the best of both worlds.
You have most likely been looking forward to this vacation for weeks or months. Why not treat yourself to the best? We scrupulously maintain our home for our comfort and yours. If you'd like to experience what our previous guests have enjoyed and reviewed, we'd love to have you as our guest!
We're a 3-minute drive or a 15-20 minute walk from the Overseas Highway and less than a mile from open ocean. We have everything we need within a 5-10 minute drive and everything we might want within 30 minutes. We are near the urban pleasures, dining and excitement of Key West and Marathon -- but can remain aloof from in our quiet Barbuda Lane if we choose.
The house is light and airy so we never feel closed in -- but if we feel like taking a walk, there's little traffic and less worldly noise.
Then there is the ocean and all the wonders it bequeaths to those willing to simply take a peek...