“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,
bird watching and nature preserves,
interesting restaurants and bars,
shopping, and a bizarre flea market on weekends,
Local Guides - fishing, diving, kyaking, back-country sight seeing
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