Welcome to 'Blue Waters', a two story 3 Bedroom - 3 Bath Key West home, on the water with a Sunset View. Located within the Key West City limits and one of Key West's only waterfront neighborhoods, Key Haven, It is only 1 mile to the Key West Golf Course and 4 miles to downtown. Enjoy the beautiful outdoor entertaining area down stairs. Our neighbors call it an art gallery. Enjoy the many paintings mounted on the fences and decorative accessories. Relax in tropical wicker chaise lounge or the padded Hammock.
Keep your boat in the water docked behind your vacation home. 'Blue Waters' is located on a quiet canal that offers boaters quick direct access to either the Gulf of Mexico or the Atlantic Ocean. Ice down your coolers with 500 pounds of Ice from your own Ice maker located downstairs. This will keep your drinks, lunch and the fish you catch cool when out on the boat or taking a picnic to the beach. (You won't have to pay for a boat slip and also you can wash your boat with our cistern rain water.) Water has to come from Miami and this helps save our environment by using the rain water. (This home is GREEN) Come in from a day on the water and clean your Fish and Lobster right in your own back yard. You will enjoy a great 6' shaded fish cleaning table. Then stash your catch in the downstairs freezer or cook it on the beautiful large gas grill. Jump in the canal and cool off or just relax in the Hammock with a cool drink. With 60' of dock space, this property will easily accommodate two 25' boats. Large fish table, gas grill, 500lb Ice Maker and a Large Freezer, makes this home perfect for a Fishing/Diving/Lobstering vacation. If you do not have a boat you can also fish in the Canal (full of Mangrove snapper) or take the Canoe (provided with the home) out to the end of the Canal and Fish in the deep area.
For fun and exercise, 4 Bicycles are provided to ride around the Islands.
Up to the second story and inside your 'Blue Waters' vacation home you will find a spacious 40' long living area that has vaulted ceilings and 12' of glass sliders opening to the Sunset view over the water. Outside of the Sliding doors you will enter the tiled screen porch. It has seating for 8 at high dining tables and two lounge chairs with ottomans to relax, read, or just chill out and take in the view. Back inside you will find a large gourmet kitchen also overlooking the sunset and water, with all the amenities and dining area that will seat fourteen. The refrigerator has Ice and Water in the door and the stove has a flat glass cook top. Blue Waters is immaculately clean and has just been newly painted and furnished in beautiful tropical colors inside and out.
The master bedroom is oh so comfortable. With a king memory foam mattress and a deluxe memory foam topper you will sleep like a baby. The bamboo sheets and master bed are probably the most comfortable you have ever experienced.
The best thing about this neighborhood is that it is so close to Key West yet far enough away enjoy your boat and all the water sports. You can safely drive or ride the bikes just 4 miles to town and eat at some of the best restaurants, Café Sole, Louie's Back Yard, The Bagatelle, Abbondanza, El Siboney (Real Cuban Food and lots of it) party all night and then hit Camille's for a gourmet Breakfast, You can enjoy Sloppy Joe's for Dancing, Irish Kevin's for Jokes, and Schooners Warf for music outside on the waterfront. Less formal and where the locals hang out (more like Key West use to be) is the Hog Fish Grill on Stock Island (2 miles away). Here you can eat with the Fishermen of Stock Island. Also on Stock Island is Rusty Anchor. This is casual dining and excellent food.
VALUE: WOW… You can vacation in your own large home with your boat docked in the back yard, plenty of room to cook out, party and relax at the house for less than the price of hotel rooms!
On the water and close to town, this house is in a quiet neighborhood and offers visitors the best of Key West. Save gas stay and close to Key West. Enjoy the water and also the endless and colorful activities on Duval Street and the City of Key West.
Remember, it is the memories we make and share with others that make life worth living. Your life can be a true adventure. Reserve your time today and make Blue Waters the place you will visit year after year to make memories with your friends and family.
How are you doing on your 'bucket list'? As we should always ask ourselves… How many more years do we have to enjoy life and do what we love to do? Better 'get 'er done'!
Life happens… Make it memorable and make sure to love, and laugh often.
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Jerry and Linda live in the Tampa Bay area of Florida. Some say Linda married Jerry because his father had a boat. Their life has been a great adventure traveling down to the Keys since 1971 every year for Lobster season. Camping at Big Pine Key in the 70's and then renting homes in Big Coppitt, Cudjoe Key and then Key West. Because of the family's love of the Keys they finally bought a home. Even though more expensive, they invested close to Key West to enjoy the culture of the city and great access to the ocean and the gulf, but still have a short safe driving distance at the end of the night. Linda loves the Water, Art Galleries and Gardens of Key West. You will find some of her art and photos in the home. Jerry loves the fishing and diving and that the family gets together every year to experience beautiful sunsets and canoe rides through gin clear water, snorkeling for lobster, scuba diving on coral reefs and wrecks, fishing the deep blue sea, exploring for a dolphin encounter where they hitch a ride on the wake of your boat or just laying back enjoying the beaches. It is our family tradition… MAKE IT YOURS!
NOTE: This year our 6 year old grandson helped catch a 27 lb Mahi, caught 7 yellowtail snapper by himself and caught his own lobster! Our 2 ½ year old grandson snorkeled with his dad. We made some great memories!
Over the years we have rented homes in other areas farther down the road from Key West, but we always hated that drive when we just wanted to pick up some groceries or run out for a great seafood dinner. When our kids were old enough to drive, they put hundreds of miles on our car because they wanted to go into town every day. When it was time to invest, we knew that we wanted to be a 'safe' and convenient driving distance from all the fun and activities in town. A 10 minute drive home at the end of a crazy fun evening in town is a lot better than driving 45 minutes up US1, a 2 lane road.
Another huge consideration was having convenient access by boat directly to both the gulf and ocean sides of the keys. Many locations require a long boat ride to one or the other. Deep sea fishing one day and lobster hunting the next requires this easy access.
The last consideration was a safe and secure neighborhood. Many times the gear required for fishing and diving is either left in the boat or drying on the dock. This most prestigious residential neighborhood offers safety and security for your family and gear.
This safe and secure residential neighborhood is where many local professionals from Key West live. They want to be close enough to easily commute to town, but yet have deep waterfront homes in a quiet neighborhood in which to raise their families. The owner of Conch Train, local restaurants, Sebago Tours, Realtors, Attorneys and Doctors all live on our streets.
Thank you for the great comments about our home. We find the Keys totally amazing too! It sounds like your time was full of Sun, Fun, Fishing and Down Town Entertainment. It is the best place to get away from it all and relax in a way no other vacation can do. You go home totally renewed with minds cleared. Your bodies feel rejuvenated from the adventures in the water and on land. It is one place I always say you do not have time to think of work and are always planning what to do next. The girls I bet loved the shopping in Key West since it is just 4 miles from our home. When I leave the Keys I go home in better shape than when I came from all the swimming and fishing we do. It is to me my health spa. The salt water seems to refresh and the Sun gives you a warm glow. "Remember your sun screen…" See you next summer when The Memories Will Continue! MAKING MEMORIES ONE VACATION AT A TIME………..
We were more than pleased when we arrived at Blue Waters. This home is lovely, clean, and so close to downtown Key West. The home has everything you could need for day to day living and is just comfortable. Everything was in working order, and the owners were available for any questions we had. We had the best vacation in Key West and are definitely coming back. Blue Waters is a home away from home.
We've been renting vacation homes in the Keys for the last decade, and can easily say that Blue Waters tops our list! The home is clean, comfortable, well maintained and in a safe and secure community. We rented a 23' foot boat during our stay and had no problem docking at the house or navigating the nearby waters. There are lovely places to eat or enjoy an evening out nearby (our frequent Duval crawls aside), and we enjoyed exploring the neighborhood. When we did - for responsibilities sake - take a cab into town and back it was a tad pricier than we would've liked, but we came to vacation terms with it. Linda and Steve were responsive for our minor issues and we would recommend Blue Waters to all our friends and family (granted we're invited, of course)! Thank you for a wonderful stay - we look forward to our next "changes in latitude"!
To say we were pleased with our stay at your home would be an understatement. "Better than advertised" is the phrase that comes to mind. The location is excellent. The home is tastefully decorated, yet comfortable, and it had everything we expected and needed plus more. We've stayed in the Keys before but this was our first extended stay in Key West. It won't be our last. The fishing, shopping and restaurants were great! Many thanks!
Last year (2013) I spent two wonderful months in this lovely residence. I loved it so much that I returned this year for the months of January & February, 2014! This home is large and spacious and wonderfully appointed. Very close to the downtown excitement of Key West, yet far enough away (5-10 minutes) to be very serene and peaceful. The canal is very near the open waters of the Gulf, for kayaking and boating, and great clear water for an afternoon swim. The Owners are very attentive to the property and strive to immediately address any concerns a renter might have upon arrival or during your stay. I would whole heartedly recommend this property!! And I would be remiss if I didn't mention my favorite part of the house....the outside shower!! Can't wait to come back!!!
We have stayed in many different homes throughout our years of visiting the Keys and your home was by far the best we have seen. We loved the decor and the art work in every direction we looked. Everything was very clean and organized. Access to the Gulf and Atlantic were just as you described and we had no problems there.
I loved the ice machine and bait freezer. You well know the burden and cost of trying to keep the coolers iced down in the heat and those two things really made life much easier. The guys loved the downstairs bathroom and the girls couldn't get over the fact that you put a vanity in every bedroom.(Even though they still hogged the bathroom every morning as well... hehe) It was perfect and exactly the location and amenities we have searched for. The worst part about your home was leaving it!
The couple that was with us had never been to the Keys before so there was plenty to keep us busy. They were in shock of Duval street at night, it was hilarious. Came home with a cooler full of wahoo, mangroves, yellow tail, hog fish, dolphin and to our surprise some nice black fin. The fishing, as always, was second to none! Our freezer is stocked and as long as I can fend off the neighbors should last us until our visit next summer. Cant wait!!!! Thanks again Linda and Jerry for a wonderful stay! Matt and Carolyn
I thought I knew what to expect from the Photos and property description but was even more pleased on arrival. The home is beautiful ,functionaly perfect and a delight to be in. Our family vacation was immensely successful in no small way due this lovely and well equipped home with its outdoor recreational toys available to enhance our visit. Ages 3 to 72 in our family group found the home inviting and functional for our diverse needs and no one felt crowded or limited during the experience. A low table for drawing and projects kept the 3 and 6 year old occupied during at home hours. We had up to 6 people at one time in their own bedrooms but the home could easily take two more using the fold out sofa in the large open living space
We did not use the dock space this trip, too much else to do, but the canal is plenty deep enough and the dock long with a fish cleaning table and showering facilities on the lower floor. Lots of oudoor chairs, tables and a great BBQ. Parking for three cars and a boat trailer at one time was a special benefit for us.
Short trip to downtown Key West by vehicle, a healthy bicycle ride for some one fit or with time.
A real gem and well worth the price. Great vacation spot for boaters and fishermen with families.
Key Haven Subdivision 4 - BICYCLES, CANOE, DOUBLE KAYAK, paddles & life jackets PROVIDED, fishing & swimming in your own deep water canal (full of mangrove snapper), Free Boat ramp & Full service marina end of the street, Golf course, Tennis, Waverunner, Kayak, rentals nearby for every water sport imaginable, Best in USA snorkeling, scuba diving, wreck diving (Famous USS Vandenberg 520 foot ship), fishing, lobstering, sunbathing, parasailing, offshore speed boat rides, Famous MALLORY SQUARE SUNSET CELEBRATION, Great Local restaurants with fair prices, Gourmet Restaurants, Art Galleries, Treasure Museum, Endless shopping, Sunset Cruises (with adult beverages), Dolphin encounters, Sailing, Sea Plane adventures, Dry Tortugas National Park tour, Conch Train & Ghost Tours, Ecological Center (must see FREE), Boat Races, Famous restaurants & bars with top enternainment, Sloppy Joe's, Captain Tony's, Hog's Breath Saloon, Blue Heaven, Town is full of crazy people having fun and the boating is all about you. ALWAYS SPECIAL EVENT
Just-Released Key West is the best U.S. winter location, the Farmer's Almanac says in its 2013 edition.
TO SEE EVENTS FOR THE YEAR GO TO:
Stroll the palm-lined streets and discover gingerbread mansions, tin-roofed conch houses, the John Audubon House and Ernest Hemingway's home.
Walk in the footsteps of Thomas Edison, Lou Gehrig, Harry Truman, and Tennessee Williams.
Marvel at the accomplishment of Henry Flagler, an oil tycoon whose Florida Keys Over-Sea Railroad train made its first journey to Key West on Jan. 12, 1912, literally connecting the previously isolated Florida Keys with the mainland for the first time, forever changing the face of the island chain.
Gaze at the fabled treasure of the galleon Atocha. Discover tomorrow's fine art treasures by Key West's well-known and unknown artists