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THE WATER IS ONLY 42 FEET FROM YOUR FRONT DOOR & ONLY 5 STEPS TO CLIMB

Tom

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Tom

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 27, 2015
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THE WATER IS ONLY 42 FEET FROM YOUR FRONT DOOR & ONLY 5 STEPS TO CLIMB

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Ramrod Key Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Kitchen, Bath, Only Sleeps 2 (Child or Infant counts as a Person)

Your Front Door is only 42 feet from the Ocean !

Only 5 Steps (Most rentals in the Keys are on Stilts and have a lot of steps to climb)

Tiki Hut is Only 4 Inches from the Water !

We only have this one rental and do all of the cleaning ourselves. We even wash the shower curtain liner before EACH rental. This way you know that it is clean in case it touches you while showering.

Plenty of Off Street Parking for Your Car & Trailer

WiFi Broadband Internet Access (In the Efficiency or under the Tiki Hut while watching the boats go by ! )

BBQ Grill is only 3 feet from the water (Enjoy the View while cooking your Dinner)

Kitchen with 4 Burner Smooth top Range, Microwave & Frig.

Dockage for your Boat Along Cement Seawall, Cleates & Fenders

Southern Exposure

Quick Access to Gulf or Atlantic

Roll-Up Blinds on ALL Windows (Except Bathroom Window which is Frosted)

Dive Shop is located 1 mile away (they do Daily Dive and Snorkel Trips to Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary)

No Pets;

No Smoking Anywhere (indoors or outdoors)

No Loud Music

2 Person Maximum (Child or Infant count as a Person)

A Car is recommended. The Bus Station is 1 mile away and does not come very often.

Has been with HomeAway since 2011

The Efficiency has a private entrance from the outside and can not be entered from the main house. The Efficiency is like a cottage that is attached to the main house. The common wall between the Efficiency and the main house is your Laundry and Storage area. This makes the Efficiency private from the main house. The owners (husband, wife and NO children) live in the main house, but the lot is a large lot about the size of 4 normal size lots in the Keys. They do not have any pets, so you can walk about freely without being bothered by pets. The Efficiency is usually very quiet (many of our Guests have fallen asleep under the Tiki hut in the daytime), but occasionally our neighbor rents out his house to vacationers who are noisy. It is important to us that our guests be happy with the Efficiency, that is why we wanted to point this possibility out because the Keys are a vacation destination and this does not happen often but it can happen. If you read the reviews of the past Guests, you can see that it has not been a problem; we just wanted to let you know that it is possible.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Tom (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 27, 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wir waren vom 11.-17.11 2012 zu Gast bei Tom und Judy und waren total begeistert. Die Ferienwohnung liegt direkt am Atlantik, so dass wir gleich nach dem Aufstehen erst einmal schwimmen gegangen sind. Das anschließende Frühstück, unter Palmen und direkt am Wasser, war ein Genuss. Häufig nutzten Tom und Judy diese Gelegenheit, sich nach unserem Befinden, unseren Wünschen und Plänen zu erkundigen und sie gaben uns wertvolle Tipps für Unternehmungen. Tom und Judy waren sehr freundliche und herzliche Gastgeber, so wie man es sich nur wünschen kann. Die Ferienwohnung ist sehr liebevoll und geschmackvoll eingerichtet. Es fehlte an nichts und alle Dinge sind bis auf das Detail aufeinander abgestimmt. Die Wohnung befindet sich in einer sehr ruhigen und gepflegten Gegend. Wir verbrachten eine herrliche Zeit. Sollten wir noch einmal auf die Keys fahren, dann würden wir wieder sehr gerne Gäste von Tom und Judy sein.



Günter und Yvonne aus Berlin
Nov 2012
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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 26 traveler reviews

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The Water Is Only 42 Feet From Your Front Door & Only 5 Steps To Climb
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 27 reviews
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The Water Is Only 42 Feet From Your Front Door & Only 5 Steps To Climb
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p943399
Ramrod Key Lower Florida Keys
5

Traumhafter Urlaub in traumhafter Kulisse...

  • 5 of 5
Wir können Tom & Judy und ihre Ferienwohung "Efficiency" nur wärmstens empfehlen. Wir hatten wahrscheinlich einen unserer schönsten Urlaube bei den beiden. Die Location ist kaum zu überbieten, das Haus befindet sich direkt am Wasser, man kann früh aus dem Bett den Sonnenaufgang über dem Meer erleben, umrahmt von Palmen und dem kleinen Schilfdach vor dem Haus. Die Ferienwohnung ist selbst für deutsche Gewohnheiten extrem sauber und liebevoll eingerichtet und vor allem ausgestattet. Tom&Judy haben wirklich an alles gedacht, die Ferienwohnung beinhaltet Schnorchelausrüstung, ein Kayak mit Paddeln, Angelausrüstung, Campingstühle, Handtücher u.v.m., selbst Kaffee, Duschgel und ein Willkommen-Bier waren im Preis inbegriffen. Beide Gastgeber sind super nett , freundlich und hiflsbereit in jeder Lage. Am besten man lässt sich jeden Tag Tips von Tom geben, was sich lohnt anzuschauen oder zu unternehmen, alle Empfehlungen waren stets ein Volltreffer. Wir waren vollauf zufrieden und kommen hoffentlich bald wieder.
  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wir nicht mehr eine kayak und Angelausrustung.
business
The Water Is Only 42 Feet From Your Front Door & Only 5 Steps To Climb
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p943399
Ramrod Key Lower Florida Keys
5

Honeymoon Trip!

  • 5 of 5
We traveled to the Keys for our honeymoon and Tom and Judy were the best hosts imaginable! They were so accommodating and made sure we had absolutely everything we needed, whether it be directions, the most current fishing spots, snorkel equipment, or just coffee- but were not invasive of privacy or alone time in anyway! Beautiful location, not too far of a drive to explore the upper keys or key west. Had a great time enjoying the tiki hut, and all the sea life just off the sea wall- there was great fishing just off the sea wall too. We will absolutely be back!
  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We no longer provide a canoe or snorkeling equipment but there are several places that rent kayaks in the area.
business
The Water Is Only 42 Feet From Your Front Door & Only 5 Steps To Climb
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p943399
Ramrod Key Lower Florida Keys
5

Exactly as advertised

  • 5 of 5
We had a hard time believing all of the past reviews, but they were all true. Tom and Judy are the bests hosts ever! The rental had everything you could ever want or need. They even had enough coffee and cold beer to start our vacation off without having to run to the store right away. The sunrises and the sunsets were great. I didn't think I would spend as much time as we did in the tiki hut, but with the hot August sun, you really did need the shade all day long if you were outside. We spent most of our days snorkeling, fishing,lobstering, canoeing, exploring and boating, but it was great to come back, sit and relax in the hut and chat with our hosts about our day. We hope to return soon!!
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Water Is Only 42 Feet From Your Front Door & Only 5 Steps To Climb
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p943399
Ramrod Key Lower Florida Keys
Middleburg, Fl.
5

A Place to Relax

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time. The efficiency was terrific! It was equipped with everything you needed and probably forgot. It is very clean and comfortable. It was so fun to have the ocean side shade up at night. It provided great breezes and an awesome view to enjoy in the middle of the night. Judy and Tom provided everything you could think of and more from fishing gear, beach towels, spices, grill, dishes, cooler, canoe, etc… The tiki hut was cool and I really liked the design of the lawn chairs. Very comfortable!!

My husband really enjoyed fishing from the sea wall and I enjoyed watching him react. It was so cool to watch the fish respond to the different baits.
Of course, you can do other things at the sea wall besides fishing. You can snorkel, canoe, boat watching, sun bathing, relax, read a book, or just enjoy laughing. Also, there are lots of activities to do that are not far away.

Judy and Tom were great! They are a wealth of information and fun fascinating stories. Tom is like my oldest brother and is very much a part of the family now (and Judy). They have no choice (ha ha). They made sure we had everything we needed, but were never intrusive. They even gave us some awesome mangos and coconuts from their trees. My husband enjoyed opening the coconut after Tom showed us how. We will definitely recommend this place to our family/friends and hope to visit again if A.K.A. (beefcake) didn’t mess it up (ha ha).
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We no longer provide a canoe, snorkeling and fishing equipment but there are several places that rent kayaks in the area.
business
The Water Is Only 42 Feet From Your Front Door & Only 5 Steps To Climb
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p943399
Ramrod Key Lower Florida Keys
5

Really great space, great owners!

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful week here. Very relaxing. Nice to be near Key West but not be in the huge crowds and pay the expensive rates. We really liked exploring the other keys. The room is very comfortable with great views. Everything you need to cook, etc. Loved the canoe, fishing, and just relaxing under the tiki hut. Great breeze, great view. Tom and Judy (the owners) are terrific. They live in the attached house and are there if you need anything. They are a lot of fun, informative, and charming. They're there when you need help but don't intrude on your privacy. We would definitely stay here again.
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We no longer provide a canoe and snorkeling equipment but there are several places that rent kayaks in the area.
business
The Water Is Only 42 Feet From Your Front Door & Only 5 Steps To Climb
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p943399
Ramrod Key Lower Florida Keys
5

A piece of paradise!!

  • 5 of 5
Great little place in the lower keys. Tom and Judy were gracious host . The efficiency apartment had everything we needed for a great vacation. We had our privacy but Tom and Judy were available if we needed anything. We spent time sharing stories with them. They place was very clean and tidy. We spent the night with the blinds rolled up on the ocean side so we could see the stars. The Tiki hut was the best!! We had cocktails every day under the tiki hut. We brought our own speaker and had music with our IPhone . The breeze from the ocean was perpetual even in the heat of day it was cool under the tiki hut . We fished from the sea wall and caught some small fish. Had a shark hooked but didn't bring it in. Tom amd Judy provide fishing gear as well as beach chairs for the beach and beach towels. Also snorkel gear. Grocery store is near by so we stocked up on a few things for the week . Some must: No Name Pub on No Name Key. Great pizza !! Love the wall paper!! Go in the afternoon to see the Key deer. They are everywhere. Bahia Honda state park. Calm water on gulf side. Good beach on Atlantic side . Don't let the seed weed bother you. Beautiful scenery. Coffee lovers must go to Baby's coffee MM15. The varieties are great!! The best of all is the trip to the Dry tortugas Take the floatplane worth the money . Great trip . Take the afternoon flight . Only campers and the 9 on the plane.
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We no longer provide a canoe, snorkeling and fishing equipment but there are several places that rent kayaks in the area.

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Key West International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Tiki Bar
Nearest Golf
24 Miles
Key West
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Boondocks
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Bahia Honda State Park
Car: necessary

The Bus Stop is Over 1 Mile Away and Does NOT Come Very Often

One of the closest locations to Looe Key Marine Sanctuary

We only have the one rental and do all the cleaning ourselves. We wash the shower curtain liner prior to each rental. This way you know it is clean if it touches you.

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Rates & Availability

From $1,390 Per week

Ramrod Key Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter Escape
Jan 3 2015 - Mar 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,990
 
 
Summer
Apr 1 2015 - Dec 19 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,390
 
 
Christmas-New Years GetAway
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,390
 
 
Winter Escape
Jan 4 2016 - Mar 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,990
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Notes Rate Includes the Cleaning Fee
Rentals of Less than 7 Days are charged the Weekly Rate
In Addition to the Weekly Rate there is a 500 Refundable Security Deposit
If there is No Damage done to the Efficiency, the Security Deposit will be Returned
A Deposit of 500 is Required to Reserve the Efficiency. If the Reservation is Canceled, the 500 Deposit will NOT be Refunded.
2 People Max.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Amenities

Ramrod Key Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 340 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Also, an outside shower to rinse off after swimming
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Child or Infant counts as a Person, 2 People Max. Either 2 Adults or 1 Adult and 1 Child or 1 Adult and 1 Infant.
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Yard
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The Efficiency has a Private outside Enterance and can not be entered from the main house. The Efficiency is like a cottage that is attched to the main house. The common wall between the Efficiency and the main house is your Laundry and Storage area. This makes the Efficiency private from the main house. The owners (husband, wife, NO children) live in the main house, but the lot is a large lot the size of 4 lots in the Keys. They do not have any pets, so you can walk about without being bothered by pets. The Efficiency is usually quiet (many of our Guests have fallen asleep under the Tiki Hut in the day) but ocassionaly our neighbor rents out his house to Vacationers who are noisy. It is important to us that our Guests be happy with the Efficiency that is why we wanted to point out this possibility. This does not happen very often but it can happen. If you read our Reviews from past Guests you can see that this has not been a problem, we just wanted to let you know it is possible.

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