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Beautiful 2/2 Waterfront Designer Home for Your Family Getaway

Shawn

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 28 nights

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Beautiful 2/2 Waterfront Designer Home for Your Family Getaway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 28 nights

Overview

Little Torch Key House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6) On Flow-Thru Canal

Enjoy the best that the keys has to offer in this custom built designer home that has everything to make your vacation a great and unique experience. This 2/2 sleeps 4-6 and has a refined tropical finish with serene views of palm trees and water. The only problem is that you won't want to leave!

Nestled at the end of a quiet street at mile marker 28, this home has complete serenity, surrounded by tropical views of crystal clear water. The home boasts a huge kitchen stocked with the finest appliances and utensils that would satisfy any gourmet chef. The home's luxurious finish and open floor plan is complemented with the most beautiful and comfortable tropical furnishings. You breath will be taken away by the details!

The spacious, tropically furnished master bedroom opens up to a 500 square foot screened in balcony and also has its own bathroom with shower views of the palm trees and water. The second bedroom shares its full bathroom with the rest of the home. Both bedrooms are very quiet and have lots of natural light and very comfortable queen size beds. If you need another bed, there’s a full size convertible couch in the living room, and it has a very comfortable mattress, so you’ll be sure to get a great night’s sleep!

The dock can accommodate most any size boat, and comes complete with fish cleaning table. Cool off from a day of fishing with a dip in the crystal clear water. The canal gently flows and is perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking. A refreshing rinse in the outdoor shower will prepare you for relaxing under the coconut palms in the hammock with a tropical drink from the upstairs bar. Watch as the kids reel in mangrove snappers from the dock (the canal is full of them!) Don’t have a boat? No problem. Rentals and charter boats are nearby for fishing, diving, or sightseeing! For the boaters, a full service marina including boat ramp, fuel and marine repair is conveniently located within the community.

An oversized JennAir Grille is located on the downstairs patio. It can cook enough for an army with five burners, an infra-red searing section, and a great side burner for blackening your catch. It comes complete with all utensils, porcelain grille pans for smaller items such as veggies and shrimp, and cast iron skillets for blackening to perfection. Eat your catch on the screened in balcony on the second floor watching as the water flows by the coconut palm trees.

Key West is nearby with only 25 minutes of scenic driving in between. Visit Key West for its world renowned shopping and dining. We’ll give you our treasure map of the locals’ favorite spots, and check out our Captain's Log for discounts. Be sure to visit the Southernmost Point in the US and then take part in the sunset celebration at Mallory Square. There you will find fire-breathing street performers, an acrobatic show with trained cats, and a very unique one-man-band. In Key West, you can also visit many historical sites and museums, enjoy unique artwork from the numerous local artists and embark on a sunset cruise on a large schooner sailboat.

If you like beaches, then you will love Bahia Honda State Park. The beaches are some of the top rated in the US, and it is only minutes away to the North! Also in the area is the Key Deer National Wildlife Preserve where you can see this endangered species roaming around.

The Little Torch area offers peaceful serenity like nowhere else in the Keys, but has every modern convenience including hardware stores, tackle shops, a major supermarket, and lots of great, often hidden restaurants and bars. You will love exploring the area. You can also celebrate a special occasion by taking a walk to the ferry boat to transport you and your family to a luxurious dining experience at the Five Star resort on Little Palm Island.

If you dive or fish, then you have got to stay in Little Torch. Looe Key (a reef directly offshore of our home) is a Federally protected marine sanctuary with dive sites rated as the best in the continental US. It is simply breathtaking! You will be amazed. For the spearfishermen, we have some great locations for you to visit. There are lots of Grouper, Mutton Snapper, Hogfish, etc, and the lobster abound! As for the fishing, the offshore pelagic species feed aggressively in the currents as the Gulf of Mexico pours into the Atlantic Ocean. There is good daytime Swordfishing on the drop-off. The Dolphin (Mahi-Mahi not flipper) fishing is second to none, and there are plenty of Wahoo, Tuna, and Marlin. The reef fishing is awesome, and there is a lot to explore in the back country, too.

When you drive through the lower keys, you feel the pace of life slow down. Every minute reveals a new breathtaking view as the Gulf of Mexico collides with the Atlantic Ocean and nature abounds over the sprawling ocean flats of the Florida Keys. Teams of Pelicans crash into the water chasing schools of baitfish, herons and cranes wade through the shallow waters, and dolphins play in the channels by the bridges. Life abounds in this paradise and every modern convenience is right around the corner. It just doesn't get any better.

This is our dream vacation home, and we use it for fishing, diving, and just plain relaxing with the family. We are willing to share this with you and your family, but only if you will take care of it as we do. If you are looking to pack the house and party loud, then this is NOT for you. This home is located in a quiet residential neighborhood. Its furnishings are very nice and not suitable for partiers (or pets). We are hoping that you and your family find the same pleasures that we do and return season after season. We will do whatever we can to make your stay comfortable, relaxing, and enjoyable!

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Shawn (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2015

About Shawn

The home is owned by a few great friends: a pharmacist, a banker, and a high-end home builder, and a general contractor who all share a love and passion for the ocean and enjoy the keys lifestyle. We all enjoy bringing our families down for vacationing. We love to fish, dive, and cook our catch!

Shawn purchased this house in 2011

Why Shawn chose Little Torch Key

We have been coming to the keys for years for fishing, diving and just plain relaxing. We have stayed on most every island, but It was this area that we truly fell in love with. It is only in this stretch of the keys that you can have the best of everything. You find yourself surrounded by complete serenity and the most breathtaking views, and you still have every modern amenity and convenience at your fingertips. The area is removed from the hustle and bustle of the touristy areas, but you are only 20 minutes from Key West. You can reeeeally get the feel of island life without having fast food restaurants or high rise hotels in the nearby area (except Key West).

The fishing and diving off of the Little Torch area is the absolute best in the keys. There are several protected marine sanctuaries renowned to have the most pristine and beautiful reefs in the continental US. Offshore, the pelagic species feed aggressively as the Gulf of Mexico pours into the Atlantic.

When we found this house, we had to have it....it is awesome!. We knew we found our paradise.

What makes this house unique

Serenity - The home is located in a non-touristy area, at the end of a quiet residential street that has virtually no traffic. It's relaxing!

Convenience - Everything is at your fingertips. There are great restaurants and bars nearby, many that deliver. There are marinas, supermarkets, etc. And you're close to Key West without having to live in the madness.

For boaters, we are conveniently located on the ocean side of US1, and it is just a 2 minute drive to open water.

We have a flow through canal - This is important and little known. Unlike most of the keys canals, ours was engineered with openings at both ends so that the water can freely flow through on both tides, always being replaced by new water. This is important because our water does not stagnate and is perfectly suitable for swimming and snorkeling.

Personal connections / discounts - We will give to you our favorite fishing / diving spots as well as a list of the best places to go to eat, etc. Many of these places extend discounts to our guests. We want you to have a great time and we want you to return again and again, so we try to show you the best the area has to offer and steer you away from the not-so-great places.

The beautiful sandy , and pristine beaches of Bahia Honda State park is just minutes away.

Key deer roam all around Big Pine Key.

Kayaking is a big plus and are provided.

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 28 nights
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Reviews

4.7
based on 18 traveler reviews

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Beautiful 2/2 Waterfront Designer Home for Your Family Getaway
average rating of 4.7222223 based on 18 reviews
Wrightstown, PA
5

Great Vacation House

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house! This was our third rental home in Jolly Roger Estates and by far the nicest. Great location, super clean, tasteful décor, comfortable beds, well equipped kitchen, nice patio and grill, etc. The hot tub was nice and super clean. The location is perfect for renting a boat and docking it on the canal - a quick drive out to the open water. (Rent from Larry Carter - Action Boat Rentals (305) 872-9038. Good guy and fair prices.) Owners are very pleasant to work with and respond quickly to any inquiries. This will definitely be our "go to again" house for our visits to the Keys!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Perfect House - Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

The peace & quiet and comfort of this home in Little Torch Key surpassed our expectation. The house is very nice, SUPER CLEAN, comfortable and decorated just like a beach house should be. The kitchen is very well equipped, and the screened porch is great for morning coffee and cocktails in the evening. There were many amenities to enjoy that were included - bicycles, kayaks, hot tub, bbq, etc. Overall, we found the house to be in a perfect location. There are several excellent restaurants nearby that the food was de-lish! We like the fact that it was only twenty-five miles from Key West - easy to get there and yet just far enough away to come back to the home to relax. The house is also just a short drive from the beaches of Bahia Honda State Park; beautiful water, plenty of sand, good place to snorkel, food concessions and more. On our next trip to the Keys this home will definitely be our first choice. The owners are a pleasure to deal with and keep the home in great shape ~ can’t wait for our next visit !

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Forked River, NJ, USA
4

Great home

  • 4 of 5

This was our first time "snowbirding" in Florida. House was near perfect and great location to open water. Brought our wave runner and also enjoyed the supplied kayaks and bikes. Had great weather for 4 weeks, hot tub was too hot for us, but our visiting family enjoyed it. Owners wonderful to deal with, immediate response to any questions that arose.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Punta Gorda, FL
5

Bull's Eye

  • 5 of 5

Five ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ For the great Little Torch canal home and neighborhood. Beautifully furnished and equipped for all of our needs, all the comforts of home. The owners were super quick to respond and easy to work with, they share their home, not a rental property. The BBQ is perfect, even has a large cast iron skillet for making a perfect blackened fish dinner. We have been coming to the Keys for more than 25 years and we saw our first octopus on the dock-beautiful!! We enjoyed the Wharf Restaurant, The Square Grouper, and El Siboney(Key West). Only minutes out to the Gulf or Atlantic, fishing was great! Can't wait for our next vacation!

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Hobe Sound, Florida
5

Great Vacation Spot!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at at this home on Little Torch with my family for our June Keys vacation. We all thought the home was beautiful and was well equipped with everything you could need, all in good working order. The owners were a pleasure to deal with and responded quickly to all inquiries. The location on Little Torch Key is excellent - close to Looe Key and other dive spots we enjoy. The canal is very nice and we enjoyed seeing fish at the dock. The main channel and Newfound Harbor are a very short boat ride away. Picnic Island was also fun to visit and only minutes away. We had fun kayaking around the south side of Little Torch Key and saw a variety of small fish, horseshoe crabs, and even a baby nurse shark. Overall an excellent location. We've been coming to the Keys for many years and now consider this beautiful home a top choice for our next trip!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Central Illinois
5

Pertfect Property!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I traveled with our girls (10 and 12) to the Keys for Spring Break and stayed exclusively in this lovely property. From the moment we pulled in the drive, we knew we were in for a great stay. It got even better when we opened the front door. We loved the hardwood floors and modern, beachy decor. My kids enjoyed having their own bedroom and batheroom. The master bedroom was fantastic, with a door leading to the screened porch, overlooking the manicured patio and waterfront. This property has everything you need for a reality escape, yet still has the comforts of home (washer/dryer, dishwasher, etc). The owners were helpful, attentive, and friendly. The experience was so great, we already booked to return in December! If only all rental properties were this perfect!!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Key West
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Many to choose from within 1 mile
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Key West
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many to choose from within 1 mile
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Bahia Honda
Car: recommended

This beautiful vacation home is our personal getaway that we are able to share with you.

The home is located just inshore of the best dive site in the continental US, Looe Key Reef!

The area offers some of the best diving and fishing in the US! The channels are wide and easy to navigate. There are great fishing guides and dive boats just minutes away.

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Rates & Availability

From $1,050 Per week

Little Torch Key House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring/Summer
Apr 1 2015 - Jul 22 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
$4,000
 
 
Lobster Mini Season
Jul 23 2015 - Jul 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
Opening of Lobster Season
Jul 31 2015 - Aug 19 2015
7 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Summer cont'd
Aug 20 2015 - Sep 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
Fall
Sep 3 2015 - Nov 24 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,225
$3,750
 
 
Thanksgiving Special
Nov 25 2015 - Dec 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
December
Dec 3 2015 - Dec 16 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
$4,200
 
 
Christmas Special
Dec 17 2015 - Dec 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
Winter Season
Jan 1 2016 - Mar 31 2016
28 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
 
Spring/Summer
Apr 1 2016 - Jun 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
$4,000
 
 
Fourth of July
Jun 30 2016 - Jul 6 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
Summer cont'd
Jul 7 2016 - Jul 20 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
Lobster Mini Season
Jul 21 2016 - Aug 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
Opening of Lobster Season
Aug 4 2016 - Aug 17 2016
7 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Summer cont'd
Aug 18 2016 - Aug 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
Fall
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 22 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,225
$3,750
 
 
Thanksgiving Special
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
December
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 21 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
$4,200
 
 
Christmas Special
Dec 22 2016 - Dec 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.5%
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Amenities

Little Torch Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Granite countertops. Master shower with view of canal.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2) Very comfortable!, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Very comfortable mattress, custom ordered
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Dock for your boat, and fish cleaning station.

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