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Tiki Beach, 3 bedroom, Ocean front Bungalow, heated Pool/Spa, dock, beach,

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 11)

Tiki Beach is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath bungalow located on the Gulf side of the island of Big Pine Key. Over an acre and a half with 150 ft of open water frontage and a private pool, hot tub and lighted dock that allows for a boat with up to a 3 foot draft at average tide levels. Water supply on dock for cleaning boats and lighted fish cleaning table. Breath-taking sunrises and views of Spanish harbor and historic Bahia Honda rail road bridge. Featuring an acre and a half of lighted landscaped trails including an avairy with two Yellow Naped Amazon parrots that talk and sing. Tiki Beach typically enjoys prevailing easterly breezes off of the ocean, making it cooler in the summer. Great fishing on Bogie Channel on Gulf side with quick access to the Atlantic Ocean (Spanish Harbor bridge min. clearance 16.60 feet). After a day of boating, relax by the heated pool or spa or at one of three lighted tiki huts on the beach. Please also consider our Private Chef to cook your catch, Bahamian style. Lissa will come to the property to prepare your catch with all of the fixings for $25 per person. Our property frontage is typically subject to a seasonal influx of weeds from the Atlantic which are kept at bay by weed fence off the dock.

BOAT LIFT IS NOT FOR GUEST USE. We also have a great hideaway in Key West, Tiki Beach Too, if Tiki beach is rented during the week you wish to stay in the keys.

Keywords: house, bungalow, private, secluded, trails, spacious, heated pool, pool, boating access, boating, private dock, dock, hot tub, tiki bar, 3 lighted chickee huts, open water, pet friendy, beach hammock, key deer, quiet, affordable, maintained, friendly, swimming,

More Details

Debra Bensley
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2017

About Debra Bensley

We have been slowly transforming tiki beach into the playground you see it as today, very happy to share it with others!

Debra Bensley purchased this house in 2000

Why Debra Bensley chose Lower Florida Keys

Exceptional boating access and temperatures year round in the Keys

What makes this house unique

One of the nicest features of this property is that it is very private and there are lots of places to hide out and read a book


Big Pine Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1280 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 11
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • King size beds (1) King bed in master bedroom with attached full bath and 22" flat screen TV , Double Beds (2) two double beds in ocean view bedroom with 22" flat screen TV, , Twin or Single Beds (3) two double beds with a hidden trundle bed in kids room, some books and toys for a variety of age levels in this room , Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) queen sectional sofa sleeper in living room
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Whirlpool
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Big Pine has Winn Dixie grocery store, Beauty spa and shopping available in Big Pine Shopping Plaza next to Winn Dixie, Key West has a public golf course, 29 miles away, mini golf at Boondocks Bar and Grill, 4 miles away, No Name Pub has excellent pizza, 8 miles away on the edge of Big Pine, Big Pine Community Park has Tennis,Basketball and Shuffleboard courts, Big Pine Bike Center has rental bikes available, nearest airport, hospital, community theater and museums are in Marathon, around 20 miles away


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

Tiki Beach, 3 bedroom, Ocean front Bungalow, heated Pool/Spa, dock, beach,
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 42 reviews

Tiki Beach was awesome!

  • 4 of 5

Everything was as pictured. The pool was amazing. The kids LOVED the waterfall and jumping from hot tub to pool. We found everything we needed in the kitchen. The tiki hut bar was adorable and we ate most of our meals there or in the screened in porch with fabulous views.

Sunrise here is a marvel! We set an alarm to watch it every morning.

The grounds were fun and the girls loved trying to catch lizards. Everything felt very private and peaceful. No road noise which can be a problem in the Keys. We saw some Key Deer in the yard while we were swimming. We enjoyed the parrots saying Bye every time we left.

I only gave it 4 stars because the queen beds were really squeaky. The king bedroom bed was lovely. We did not use the twin bedroom.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Port Orange, Florida

Beautiful place and very accomodating!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! The place was very nice, the pool and Jacuzzi was awesome and the dock was perfect! We fished, swam and watched the sunset.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great, laid back place to stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy to see that your vacation was relaxing and stress free! We hope to see you back in the future
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Tropical Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property, as tropical as it gets. Great location, easy access to restaurants and stores. The pool area is awesome!! Debra is great to work with and very attentive should you have any questions. Highly recommended!!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review!! It was wonderful meeting you and I am so glad that Tiki Beach met your expectations!! We look forward to having you stay again in the future!! Debra
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Pensacola, FL

Tiki Beach----- A piece of paradise !

  • 5 of 5

Property was way more than our expectations , from the pool with a water fall to the real talking parrots it was a very enjoyable stay. The views were beautiful ,fishing from the dock was awesome and the house was totally equipped . The only negative was that our stay was too short !!! The staff was very nice and helpful with any questions. Special thanks to Debra Bensley for her help in answering any questions ! The Blair family

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The landscaping was as beautiful as a picture.

  • 5 of 5

We always stay for a week the last of October. Usually it is my husband myself, my father in law and my sister in law nd her husband. This trip was a little bitter sweet for my father in law passed Sept. 30. We almost cancelled the trip but he would not want us to do that. He loved Tiki Beach on Big Pine Key. So we celebrated his life in the Keys.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your father in law, but it warms our hearts knowing you can come to Tiki Beach and enjoy the memories that you have made there. We are always happy to have you stay with us at Tiki Beach, you and your family are always such a pleasure. We look forward to your stay next year!!
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Rates & Availability

Big Pine Key House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Jul 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
lobster 2017
Jul 23 2017 - Jul 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
late summer 2017
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
Holiday season
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 6 2018
4 night minimum stay
lobster 2018
Jul 21 2018 - Jul 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $300
Pool heater fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning fee $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

$100 of pet fee refundable if property is left clean of "pet evidence"

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Key West International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
local sports bar and grill!
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Key West - Ft Meyers Fast Cat Ferry boat
Nearest Golf
19 Miles
Key West Public Golf Course
Nearest Train
130 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
U S 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
local sports bar n grill up the street on Ave A
Nearest Ski
3143 Miles
ski on the ocean!
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Bahia Honda State Park
Car: necessary

great central location between Marathon and Key West, Top rated Bahia Honda State Park is 2 miles away


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