ON A DEEP WATER CANAL WITH OPEN WATER VIEWS! - A GIFT FROM THE SEA

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Lynne and Alan Bush

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
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Minimum Stay 7 nights
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ON A DEEP WATER CANAL WITH OPEN WATER VIEWS! - A GIFT FROM THE SEA

Big Pine Key House Rental Photos and Description

A Charming 2/2 on a canal with Open Water Views - Calming and Comfortable

“If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

A Gift from the Sea is a charming well-designed, ground level home comfortable for 4-6 guests. The décor and wall colors were selected to be soothing after a long day enjoying all there is to do on the water or playing tourist.

Your vacation home is three lots in from the open water on a crystal-clear canal that’s perfect for swimming or just watching as you sit on the back porch with a good book.

The galley style kitchen is well equipped for preparing the catch of the day or admiring on your way out the door as you enjoy a meal in one of the local’s spots within a short drive or walk.

The den and dining room encompass one large space that's perfect for watching cable on the flat panel televison or just relaxing. From the sectional sofa you can watch the ever-changing sunsets the keys are famous for.

The bedrooms and baths are discussed below.

Things to do on site or nearby: Top Ten Dive Spots - Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary

Top Ten Beaches - Bahia Honda State Park

Fishing - flats or deep water - fly fishing or spinning tackle.

boating of all types - motor boating, sailboating, jet skiing, Kayaking, windsurfing, water skiing, canoeing.

Snorkeling and scuba diving,

Swimming in the canal or at the beach,

tennis, golf, miniature golf,

cycling,

bird watching and nature preserves,

interesting restaurants and bars,

shopping, and a bizarre flea market on weekends,

Local churches.

Local Guides - fishing, diving, kyaking, back-country sight seeing

Shopping

Key West only 29 miles - Marathon 18 miles

From our guest book: On January 30, 2009 the New York Times had an interesting article abut kayaking in the Lower Florida Keys.

My wife and I booked a week vacation stay at 'A Gift From the Sea' vacation rental. We had a wonderful time. Everything you could possibly need was supplied at the rental. The only thing you'll need are groceries which you can get about a mile up the street. The owners have done a great job setting up the home to be your home away from home. Located in the lower Keys your a short drive to Key West (approximately 1/2 hour) snorkling, diving, fishing, historical museums, the aquarium, sand beaches at Bahai Honda State Park, whatever you choose. Directly across the street from the home is Capt. Bill Rabito who's been guide fishing the Keys for nearly 45 years I highly recommend booking a charter with him.

From our guest book: We wanted a laid back, relaxing time and this was the right place. We did spend a day in Key West.

We liked Square Grouper and Annettes. We went to both twice. Our special treat was going to Little Palm Island Resort - Excellent dinner! We saw several pretty sunsets while we enjoyed a 'Happy Hour' before going out to dinner. We did enjoy our time at A Gift from the Sea. The house is attractive and nicely furnished. Like the front door and new TVs. The walks and driveway are nice addititions. We are snowbirds, spending our summers on a real Island - Kelly's Island on Lake Erie (Ohio). You've done a good job. Roger and Madeline W.

Big Pine Restaurant - big selection, plenty to eat. Fanci Seafood has an excellent selection.

People were friendly and the weather awesome.

The home is very clean and location is perfect! We enjoyed our time on Big Pine Key.

Kevin and Suzanne M and family Chad, Chuck, and Jillian

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Lynne and Alan Bush

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Speaks english
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Reviews

Property Reviews

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On a Deep Water Canal with Open Water Views! - A Gift From the Sea
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 41 reviews
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Big Pine Key Lower Florida Keys
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Nancy & Dave - Pensacola

Nancy & Dave - Pensacola
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
This is our third visit, and we plan to return as many times as possible. The location is perfect for us. Beautiful views from from the breakfast table and the kitchen, gorgeous sunsets, bright bougainvillea in front of well maintained homes on Independence Ave. WiFi is receivable in the entire house, and flat screen TV with multiple channels in living room and bedroom.

The residence provides all the essentials for a homelike place to return to after a day of enjoyment in the lower keys.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hey Nancy and Dave,
Thank you for your kind and thoughtful review. Safe travels home and we do hope to have you share A Gift from the Sea - Big Pine Key many times in the future.
All the Best, Lynne and Alan
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5

Absolutely loved it!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Absolutely loved everything about it! The house was very comfortable, clean and well maintained. The overall location was perfect for everything we wanted to do. Fishing, lobstering and boating. The location was close and convenient for shopping, dining , lots of dive shops, grocery stores and anything else you might need. I would definitely recommend this house to anyone who wants a nice and relaxing vacation. All the conveniences of home. And the owners was always so helpful and nice. Thanks! Alan and Lynne! You will definitely be hearing from us again!
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5

Just perfect

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
Beautiful setting, second lot in from the bay. House was absolutely spotless and every comfort was fulfilled. These owners have done it up right, providing all the essentials and details to make for a cushy stay. We live close to the Keys and stay there often. This was by far a top rating!
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5

Clean, Comfortable - Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
The 'Gift from the Sea' home is so clean, and we had everything we needed to enjoy ourselves. I felt like we were staying with friends, but my husband felt like he was at home. You can't ask for more than that! It was quiet and peaceful, and so convenient to snorkeling and shops and we loved having a swim right in the back canal. We would recommend this house to our friends, and of course to ourselves for our next stay in the Keys. The only down side to mention is that there is very little shade in the yard, but that didn't stop us from hanging out under the palm tree and reading a book, and taking a nap.
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Wonderful, Clean Home!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
This home was perfect for our vacation! We wanted to relax and enjoy the warmth and sunshine after a long New England winter. The home is off the main road so it is quiet, and there is a canal in the back which is perfect for swimming. If you want a relaxing vacation, I highly recommend Big Pine Key. But, if you want a little more action, Key West is only 30mins south. So, you get the best of both. There is also a lot of outdoor activities to do - we went on a snorkeling tour and swam with dolphins - both are highly recommended! At dusk, the key deer come out. They are endangered, so if you travel here, watch out for these guys.

The pictures on the website are true to what is actually there - the home was very clean, well equip, and well maintained. It was very spacious for 2 people. Although, I believe that if we were 6, we still would have been comfortable. The owners, Alan and Lynne, were wonderful to work with. Any questions or concerns we had were answered right away. There were also "directions" posted in the home for various things such as which switch went to which light or to remind guests when to take out garbage - this is a small detail that is very helpful when you are in someone else's home. I would highly recommend staying a week in the Gift from the Sea!
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Key West
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Key West
Nearest Train
125 Miles
Miami
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US Highway One
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Bahia Honda State Park
Car: necessary

Location is everything. A Gift from the Sea is located in Pine Channel Estates on Big Pine Key.

You are minutes from top ten dive spots (world famous Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary) and beaches (Bahia Honda State Park). A short boat ride from open water and reeling in the catch of the day.

Unique restaurants and groceries are located right on Big Pine Key.

Only 30 minutes from the airport and the hustle and bustle of Key West.

Day trips on the water for snorkeling, diving and fishing are within a short car ride.

From the boating canal you can reach the open water or explore the backcountry.

Big Pine Key Deer refuge is right on the island and our guests enjoy seeing the deer roaming the neighborhood.

Room to park your boat trailer in the yard and your boat at the protected seawall. Easy access to a free boat ramp.

All you need to bring is a book mark, bathing suit, and fishing pole.

Welcome to Margaritaville!

Other Activities: miniature golf, shopping,kayaking, boat rentals, day trips, snorkeling, jet skiing, wildlife viewing, gym, relaxing, eco -tourism

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Availability & Rates

Big Pine Key House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
High Season
Jan 31 2014 - Aug 31 2014
$1,500
$3,800
7 nights
 
 
Low Season
Sep 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
$1,300
$3,800
7 nights
 
 
High Season Next Year
Dec 1 2014 - Aug 31 2015
$1,500
$4,000
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125.00 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500.00
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.

Your deposit converts to a security deposit during your stay and will be returned to you within two weeks.
Tax Rate 12.5%
Notes We are pleased to accept a number of payment forms including Visa/ Master Card, Discover, and personal checks.

We are flexible on start and end days, where possible, so you may take advantage of cheaper midweek flights.

We have a two week minimum for the Christmas/New Years holiday.
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Amenities

Big Pine Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Sports & Activities
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Basic Soaps
  • Air Conditioning
  • Towels Provided
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Washing Machine
  • Alarm Clock
  • Sofa Bed
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Lobster Pot
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Oven
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , ensuite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • Two full bathrooms with tub and shower enclosure. Towels and ammenities provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King-size Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen-size Bed
  • 'I feel we are all islands - in a common sea.' - Anne Morrow Lindbergh The master bedroom has a king size bed, ensuite bathroom, a walk-in closet and its own flat panel television. The guest bedroom has a comfortable queen size bed and a walk in closet. In the living room there is a hide-a-bed that makes up in seconds. Two full baths round out the floor plan. Comfort and simplicity is the theme. Bedrooms are good sized with walk in closets. Colors and furnishings selected for calming and comfort. In the Keys the environment is bright with lots of open water vistas. At night you want to rest your eyes and your body. Each room has hand-made island theme curtains. Furnished in comfortable island style. You can have great sea breezes or air conditioned comfort. In the designated utility room there is a full-size washer and dryer for your convenience.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books for Adults
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Books
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Patio
  • Beach Chairs
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Walkway to Water
  • Barbecue
  • Boat Dock
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • library
  • churches
  • marina
  • reefs
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • botanical garden
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • snorkeling
  • tennis
  • paragliding
  • fly fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • deepsea fishing
  • water skiing
  • fishing
Notes:
A Gift from the Sea is a non-smoking home. Most of the homes in the Keys are two story with living area upstairs. Ours is a ground level home with a carport. If you have vacationed in the Keys you know how many stairs there are when carrying in the groceries. The house is tiled throughout and has a paved walkway down to the swim ladder. There are three televisions, two with DVD's. A small library for rainy days and lots of comfortable places to sit and lots of games. Free long distance phone service for the main land U.S. and Canada We have a portacrib available. The kitchen is fully stocked with major and minor appliances and all the utensils you need, from cookie sheets to a lobster pot. Located near the end of the street, close to open water, the house is quiet. The seawall is 75 feet long and quite a protected place to dock a boat and there is easy deep water access.
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