|Minimum Stay||28 nights|
FOLSOM'S FOLLY... Summerland Key, Florida
Interesting architecture with breezy views of the water. All rooms beautifully furnished in relaxed Keys style, including the 'Nautical Room', the 'Captain's Room', the 'Fish Room', and a private master suite with private bath, twin sinks, and French doors onto a deck with teak chairs. Interesting natural history mounts, area-related books and other reading material. Ceiling fans everywhere. Tile and hardwood floors downstairs.
In-ground heated swimming pool with jets. Covered hammock overlooking beautiful tropical landscaping with bromeliads, coconuts and flowers; pelicans, herons, seagulls, hummingbirds, butterflies, tree frogs, and lizards galore. Even an occasional iquana.
Lovely panoramic southern view over open water; easy access by boat to great fishing & scuba diving; ground floor lockable storage room for stowing scuba/fishing gear; bait freezer and fish cleaning station; screened porch for relaxing & dining, nice breezes; covered parking. Private deep draft boat dock; large deck for sunbathing & and swim platform on the Atlantic Ocean for swimming.
OUTDOOR TIKI SHOWER!
Sonny: Orthopaedic Surgeon
Karen: career banker
Folsom: only child, teenage son
We love spending time together, especially in the Keys with friends and family
Karen Proctor purchased this house in 1999
My husband has been coming to the Keys since college and owning a home here was a dream for him. We spend most of our family vacations at Summerland Key.
Sipping martinis at sunset on the dock
Taking an outdoor shower at the end of the day
Swimming in the channel off the dock
Hanging out in the pool and doing nothing
Dining at Square Gouper Grill, Mangrove Mamas and Blue Heaven
Snorkeling and diving at Looe Key Reef
American Shoal lighthouse
We had a great vacation and you have a wonderful home. You have done a great job decorating and making everything comfortable. Even the mail box is great. Probably just a “guy thing”, but I really like the bottle opener attached to the kitchen wall. My son caught a 40 lb tarpon right in front of the house ... I’m hoping to get the photo into Florida Sportsman magazine.
My family and I have been coming to the Keys for over 15 years and I must say this home has been the absolute best we have ever stayed in. The location couldn't be any better with the Atlantic outside the back door and the Gulf minutes away. The home is spacious and up to date yet has that "Keys" feel. You are 25 minutes from Key West or Marathon so if you want a little busier pace it's close. We enjoyed the laid back, slower pace fishing off the dock, lazing by the pool and snorkeling in the bay. Wonderful owners, very attentive and genuinely eager to make sure our vacation was perfect. Definitely coming back!!!
Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay here this March. The entire party from adult to toddlers enjoyed the pool, view and entire place. Would definitely stay again. Between Islamorada and Key West so great lpcation. Thank you!!
Absolute BEST! Outstanding comfort and very casual/tasteful setting. Outdoor shower is great. Screened porch with fans for just relaxing when not in pool which is partially shaded. All first class. Fishing was great. We caught tarpon from the dock. Took our boat out and caught dolphin, yellow tail snapper, redfish, king mackerel and all the barracuda we wanted for fun. Lobster were plentiful. Bought a standup paddle board while we were there and spent hours on it. Snorkeled with the kids. EASY access direct to the Atlantic which can be viewed from the porch. Kitchen is great and we cooked most meals as well as using the grill provided. FANTASTIC accommodations. So much to do we never watched TV although several sets are provided. We have stayed many nice places in the Keys and Bahamas...this is the best.
Thank you so much for allowing us into your home. We have a great time, your place is beautiful. I was with my family and my Mom she like the rest of us fell in love with your house. We took her out to Looe Key to snorkel she was in heaven. She is 80 years old and swam with a 350 pound Goliath Grouper. We went to take her parasailing but it was too windy the day we went to Key West. I have been going to the Keys for years and never stayed in such a nice place. From all of us we would like to thank you so much. I have sent a separate e mail with a picture of 4 of us at the Island Fish company.
We had a great time. The house was perfect. The kids swam for hours on end, the weather was perfect (low 80s day, upper 70s at night), we loved having the French doors wide open with the breezes and the view, the landscaping is amazing (we felt like we were in a secluded private villa), your suggestions for restaurants were spot on (we love Pepe’s). We didn’t do everything I had planned but I think we were so happy just relaxing that we didn’t care.
We did make it to Bahia Honda (much more beautiful than I remember from my college days!), wandered around Key West (the kids were intrigued by the “local flavor) and generally just relaxed.
Our family visited Folsom's Folly in Jan 2012. From the time we walked in the front door of this charming ocean front home we relaxed and felt right at home. We had a wonderful stay! We spent much time outside enjoying the ocean front dock, swimming, fishing, kayaking and taking in the fabulous sunsets. Even saw dolphins one night! Enjoyed also seeing from the outside dock beautiful stary nights. The tropical landscaping surrounding the house was beautiful. Found some very good local fish houses and enjoyed Summerland Key. Folsom's Folly is spacious and decorated very nice. Our family looks forward to returning! Great Vacation,
Boating and kayaking, world-famous charter captain Jim Sharpe and 'Sea Boots' within walking distance, Key West and Marathon airports 25 miles away, great casual restaurants, fresh fish houses and marinas with boat rentals nearby, resort dining at Little Palm Island.
|Cleaning||$190 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000|
$1,000 security deposit required at time of booking. Balance of rental due at least 2 weeks prior to arrival.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.