|Minimum Stay||90 nights|
Relax in this peaceful, open-water, bird and wildlife sanctuary with private views of the State Park. From your patio look-out, only 9 feet from water's edge, you can watch fish swim and birds fly, or if you prefer, you may simply sit and enjoy the ebb and flow of the tide. In these environmentally friendly surroundings, you can observe, in a way you never have, marine life and native birds in unobstructed waters. Just off the property you can find nature trails leading to quiet beaches. The patio offers views of a back yard aquarium and the spectacular beauty of the Florida Keys. Launch our canoe or kayaks into this ecological paradise and paddle your way along easy-to-follow, marked mangrove trails. All wildlife and scenic photos were taken off back patio.
You will be very comfortable is these extremely clean and well-appointed surroundings. The property has brand new everything: New furnishing, linens and towels, iPad 2, wireless internet access, two flat screen TV's with all premium movie channels. Saltillo tile floors, private patio look-out, new bathroom, new kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops.
*Includes canoe, kayaks and binoculars
We are minutes from Marathon and only 1-1/2 hours from the Miami International Airport, and an hour's drive to Key West, which makes this a centrally located vacation destination.
* Long-term leasing also available.
* Please call or email for availability of calendar.
* There are no cleaning fees.
* $6840 holds your dates.
* You may pay balance when you arrive.
* The property and its contents should be returned to its
original condition. Except for the laundry.
* Cancellation policy: deposit is fully refunded with a 60 day notice
* All major credit cards accepted.
* Money orders, cashiers checks and personal checks also accepted.
* Parking is available for 1 car.
* Boat dock available only by reservation.
* Boat trailer parking at local ramp.
In order to maintain the excellence of our accommodations and insure
that all guests share this ecological experience, we ask that you
adhere to the following regulations:
* All guests must be a minimum 21 years of age - valid I.D. required.
* Accommodations are for up to 2 adults - no overnight guests allowed.
* Smoking is permitted outside only.
* Sorry, no pets allowed.
* Please note this is a wildlife refuge, we recycle plastics, glass
* The fish are our treasured residents, so we ask that you not fish
off the sea wall.
* There is a no disturbance policy after 10:00 PM.
* Payment in full is required upon arrival.
You will have the opportunity to relax in an open water nature preserve, offering private views of the State Park. From your sea wall, watch the annual migration of east coast sea birds. From the patio watch spectacular sunrises over the Atlantic Ocean. Later in the day walk across the street and watch a breath-taking sunset over the Gulf of Mexico. Or just hang out in the hammock and immerse yourself in the tranquility of this ecological paradise. Take morning or afternoon walks through the nature trails in the State Park and comb the beaches in undisturbed tranquility. Open your windows and enjoy the cooling ocean breeze. In the picnic area there is a tiki hut, barbecue and hammock.
* All wildlife and scenic photos were taken off back patio.
Everything available you could want. The unit was spacious and well laid out. We were able to keep all sliding doors open day and night, a nice breeze constantly blowing tthrough the screen porch. Large screen tv with premium channels. Bed was awesome, really comfortable. Nice kitchen, bath, and shower. We brought our own kayaks and used them everyday but he also supplies kayaks, bikes, beach chairs you name it it was there. TERRIFIC place. We will be back. Thanks!
My husband and stayed here for our honeymoon and enjoyed it very much. We loved the peacefulness. The porch was our favorite part of the house. We spent a lot of our time there. The owner has canoes and kayaks available to use as well as beach gear (chairs, umbrella, and umbrella). It was a wonderful, relaxing week.
As others have reviewed here, this was a well- appointed and well-maintained property. Having internet allowed us monitor work from afar while relaxing in a lovely setting. Only 1 block off of the Overseas Highway, I was concerned about ambient noise, but it was not an issue. It just made the access much easier. We loved kayaking around the lake and out to the ocean, spotting interesting wildlife along then way. Just a note: this is one of 4 units in the building so some of the amenities listed here are actually shared. I this notba problem, but just nice to know in advance.
We loved our stay on Long Key. Jerry provided the perfect spot for us to relax, enjoy nature and learn all about the rest of the Florida Keys. What a fabulous place. We highly recommend a stay here. And Jerry is a fabulous guide. His enthusiasm for the area and for the park and the opportunities to see nature up close is absolutely infectious.
Jerry greeted us like old friends when we arrived, and was genuinely excited to show us around. The place was EXACTLY as pictured in the ad, and we couldn't believe how well he'd provisioned it for his guests: kayaks, snorkeling equipment, binoculars -- even coolers and chairs for picnics! He also gave us great recommendations for local parks, places to eat, and sights to see.
We enjoyed paddling around the mangroves, and saw numerous fish and a couple of horseshoe crabs. When the outer reaches of Hurricane Sandy brought strong winds and rain one day, we were still able to enjoy the screened porch for reading, eating, and playing cards while staying 'high and dry' -- a real plus.
Our only regret was that we had to leave such a cozy, tranquil place after just one week; it's a little slice of Heaven!
Enjoyed our visit here immensely. Unit was clean and thoughtfully appointed, The bed was even comfortable! Having the kayaks to use was a real bonus. A very pleasant and peaceful place. We saw lots of cool wildlife, but the best was after dark in the water. Bioluminescent critters of some sort were everywhere! Flashing on and off, some leaving pretty little swirl patterns. Endlessly entertaining. I would not hesitate to recommend. Thanks so much! Jo McMillan
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Aug 16 2016 - May 1 2017
90 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
90 night minimum stay
*Activities include: fish and bird watching, reading and relaxing, wildlife photography, canoeing, kayaking, beach combing, snorkeling, scuba diving, fly fishing, deep sea fishing, sailing, power boating, hiking and exploring nature trails in the State Park.
You can take day trips to the Everglades National Park, visit John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, The Turtle Hospital and Museum, Dolphin Research Center, watch the annual migration of east coast sea birds, The Theater of The Sea, Bird and Wildlife Nature Center, World Wide Sportsman, art galleries, enjoy fantastic seafood and watch the sunsets.