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Waterfront Key West Vacation Home on clean canal with boat dock

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Key West House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)

Enjoy the water views, sunshine and the Gulf breeze from any direction on the upper wrap-around deck! This vacation home is located in one of Key West's most popular neighborhoods and on a clean swimmable deep water canal. The large sea wall provides convenient boat dockage. A perfect location for boater's with access to excellent fishing and diving of both ocean and gulf waters. The boat launch is located just at the end of our neighborhood road. We have recently added a fish cutting station and outdoor freezer for bait and ice storage for the convenience of our Sport Fishermen guests. Parking for cars and your boat trailer under the house. Marinas, dive shops, restaurants, groceries, shopping and a golf course are all at your fingertips! A quiet residential area but yet within minutes to the hustle and bustle of Duval Street in downtown Key West!

This tropical home features a large open living room, kitchen and dining area with a cathedral ceiling. Nicely decorated and ceramic tile throughout. A master bedroom with a king pillowtop mattress and master bath is located in one wing. The other wing of the house has two bedrooms both with queen size beds and a full bathroom. There is also a port-a-crib (pack n play) and a booster seat for the little one. Admire a view of the water from every room! All the amenities that you have at home. The newly painted interior colors along with the landscaped grounds have added a wonderful tropical feel to this property. Central Air and Heat.

If you want to get away and relax, this is the place for you! If you love boating and fishing, this is the perfect location!

Palm trees, turquoise blue water and a tropical breeze... very relaxing.




Keywords: Keys, Waterfront, Key West, Florida, , Tropical, Private, Home, Boating, Fishing, Swimming, relaxing, Getaway, Boat Slip, Boat Dock, Dock, Slip.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2016

About The Owner

I love, love , love the Keys! It is a blessing to be able to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life at home and come down to the Keys and totally relax! The sunshine, palm trees and turquoise water are so beautiful and calming.

The Owner purchased this house in 2001

Why The Owner chose Lower Florida Keys

My late husband, Gary and I fell in love with Key West. We felt quite comfortable in this area having grown up on the water on Cape Cod. We bought the home as a 'someday' retirement home but sadly my husband passed away in 2002. I was left to run our Electrical Business and put two daughters through college therefore, I have not been able to get down to the Keys as often as I would like to. To help pay for expenses, I have opened up my home to others on occasion for them to enjoy life in the Keys.

What makes this house unique

Relaxing, fishing, boating, swimming and the beautiful tropical feeling of the property is what I enjoy when I am at my home. I love being able to hop in our boat to go for a ride to Mallory Square or fishing on the reefs. I love living in a quiet neighborhood but only a few minutes drive to the excitement of downtown Key West. I guess you could say that it is the best of both worlds!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Sandy,

Thank you for once again letting us rent your beautiful home in Key Haven. We had a wonderful time,(even though Sandy brought us a bunch of wind). The boat rode the wind beautifully in your canal. We only went out into the bay side due to the 20kt+ winds everyday- so no fishing to report. Did see some beautiful fish in the canal as well as a bunch of lobster in the rocks by the house on the inlet. Peering up into the mangroves was really neat - there were tons of Mangrove Snapper and Barracuda up in there. Really neat stuff.

Thanks again and have a wonderful Holiday Season,

Oct 2012
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based on 15 traveler reviews

Waterfront Key West Vacation Home on clean canal with boat dock
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

Fun house, keeping a boat at the dock is doable

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 8 nights at Alize's beautiful house and grounds. We chose this location because it was a 20 minute drive from Duval Street and it had a boat dock. Let me start by saying that everything relating to the house was great and Sandy was super helpful and flexible with regards to scheduling. While plenty of other reviewers have gone into detail about the house itself, I will spend a little time discussing the boating situation. The dock, fishing area, shed with some nets, and bait freezer provided with the house are exactly what anyone with a boat would want. Perfect, in fact. However, people thinking of bringing a boat to the house should take into account a few things first.

1) Let's start with finding a rental. We rented a 25' cat but we had a very tough time finding a company that would let us keep the boat at the house. We tried about 20 places (even with referrals) in Key West and just could not find any; they either were day rentals or required docking at a certified marina every night. Docking ran around $100/night. We decided to look to other keys and finally found one in Summerland Key, which was 20 miles away. It would probably be better if you had your own boat, as there is a slip right next to the bridge east of Boca Chica Channel. But if you have to rent, be prepared to spend time searching and for travel to get the boat there.

2) Getting in and out is VERY tricky due to the shallow areas. This is probably one of the reasons why boat rentals wanted boats returned to marinas. Expect to spend time getting used to maps and keeping a close eye on the tides, as there aren’t any buoys guiding you to the house and some areas are too shallow at mean low tide. The best approach from the house was to do a large sweeping turn out of the canal to the middle of the bridge. Do NOT cut the corner out of the canal. Once under the bridge, hug the bridge and head east until you are longitudinally aligned with the buoys leading to Murray’s Marina, which are due south. Head south and then follow the buoys out to sea. Most of the other boats flew under the bridge on plane, but we were much more cautious as we saw many different submerged hazards, such as bikes and even a scooter, that would have taken out our props. After a couple of times, we were finally able to relax and it took us about 30 minutes to get from the house to the ocean.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay in my home in Key West. Boating around all the keys, I f you are not familiar with it, can be tricky as their are a lot of shallow areas in which (general rule of thumb) one should keep their boat up on plane until you catch a channel. We generally reach the ocean on plane in about 5 minutes. While the entrance to the canal is a relatively shallow entrance at a low tide , quests have brought in/out 35+ boats without issue.
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Christmas Time Fun

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the home for 9 nights to celebrate Christmas in the Keys! Beautiful home on an immaculately landscaped lot. The neighborhood is quiet, and access to KW is easy.

My wife, son and I loved being here and would definitely stay here again. Thank you Sandy!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for feedback! I love to hear when my guests enjoy my home and have a good experience in the Keys. Happy New Year!
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Amelia Island north east Florida

Hogfish Heaven

  • 5 of 5

This is our fourth stay and we are very pleased!! Both Sandy and vrbo are GREAT to work with and as a former home owner at Big Pine you can't find a better home or location than this. Thanks again for a wonderful two weeks.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful House - Great Location

  • 5 of 5

I spent a month in this great house and wish I had stayed longer. The location is quiet and peaceful, but only minutes away from the entertainment that is Duval Street. Anything I needed was within a short drive. The house is well maintained and nicely landscaped. Being on the canal was an added bonus. I had four weeks of perfect weather and my two brothers, escaping from New England snow, could not have been more content.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sebring, Florida

All Around Great Rental

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I and his brother and sister-in-law thoroughly enjoyed our week in your home. The home is clean, well maintained and organized. The yard is nicely landscaped. The neighborhood is quiet. I love the coconut trees in the front yard and even had one of the coconuts. The main reasons we chose this home was its location to Key West and the fact that we could dock our boat on the canal at the home. We went boating every day and it is very nice having access to both the Atlantic and the Bay. We were a little surprised at first that there were no TV's in the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms, but found out that we really didn't miss not having it. The only inconvenience was having the washer/dryer in the master bedroom, but we made do. I would definitely recommend this home and would definitely rent this home again.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. The washer and dryer is located in the Master Bathroom to keep it in a convenient and easily accessible place. Otherwise, we would have to put it in the storage area downstairs. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay.
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  • 5 of 5

We have been visiting the keys for years. This house Is one of our favorites. The set up is perfect for the fisherman with the storage shed next to dock. The cleaning station was great and we loved the downstairs freezer we could load up with ice. The shaded areas were perfect for hanging out after long day on the water and sipping a drink. Owner was great to work with. I didn't talk about the inside, but clean, cool and plenty of space to unwind. Thanks for allowing us to stay. We hope to come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to see that you enjoyed my rental home in KW! We are boaters and love to fish whenever we get down there so that is why we have provided all the conveniences for the fisherman and diver -the fish filet station with a wash down hose, freezer and a locked shed to store your gear. Thank you for your feedback, appreciate it!
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Key West Airport (EYW)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Ferry to Ft Myers
Nearest Golf
1.4 Miles
Key West Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1.7 Miles
Chico's Cantina (Mexican)
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Smather's Beach voted on the top 10 beaches of US
Car: recommended

Key Haven neighborhood is the wonderful location for a truly fantastic vacation in Key West. We are removed from the hustle bustle of downtown but just a short 5-10 minute drive to Duval Street- THE place to shop, drink and people watch! Hurricane Hole is just 2 miles down the road where you can eat, drink, rent a boat or charter, kyak, paddleboard or jet skis. Smather's Beach is a beautiful and very clean beach with water sport rentals and lounge chairs. We very much enjoy boating, fishing and just love traveling around on the blue waters of Key West. We never know what we will see- dolphins, turtles, sea rays - it's always an adventure! Every year we have tried to add or improve something around the house to make it more accommodating for our guests. We now have an outside freezer to store your ice and bait. A fish cutting station with a fresh water hose. Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square is a must see! We enjoy going down about 1 1/2 hr before sunset to get a table on Sunset Pier for cocktails, apps and music. Some of our favorite restaurants are: Hogfish Bar & Grill is close by, Breakfast at Blue Heaven (I heard their dinners were great too), El Sibonney (Cuban Food), B.O's Fish Wagon for best fish sandwich on the island- then we walk the Waterfront boardwalk- beautiful!, Conch Republic, La Trattoria, Amrosia for sushi, Better than Sex desserts, Rooftop Cafe, Croissants de France, Fogarty's to people watch- to name a few. The Square Grouper which is about a 20 minute ride up the Keys. There are so many fantastic places to eat in Key West!

Take a ferry to the beautiful Dry Tortugas for a day of snorkeling. My daughter got me to try para sailing with her. Once we got up there I was amazed at how calm and beautiful the view was!


Rates & Availability

Key West House Rental Rates

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Oct 1 2016 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $180
Tax Rate 12.5%

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

50% of rental amount required at the time of booking, the remainder plus the security deposit required 30 days prior to check-in.

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Key West House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Full baths with linens and hair dryer
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom with full bath and laundry
  • King size bed (1) Pillow top mattress, Queen size Beds (2), (1) Portacrib (Pack N Play)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
For the Sports Fishermens convenience we have a Fish Cutting Station and a Outdoor Freezer to store bait and ice. Roomy docking area with easy access to Gulf or Ocean waters.

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