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Tiki Beach, Availability in Jan & Feb. Open Water Bungalow, Pool/Spa

36 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights


Big Pine Key House Rental Photos and Description

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
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Debra Bensley
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2016
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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


based on 36 traveler reviews

Tiki Beach, Availability in Jan & Feb. Open Water Bungalow, Pool/Spa
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 36 reviews
Vero Beach, Florida


  • 5 of 5

Stayed with family and friends for a week and was very pleased. The location, views, and house and property were amazing. Very much a quality property harking back to the feel of old-time, pre cruise ship and pre tourist trap, real Florida. We caught probably 20 mangrove snapper right off the dock just casually fishing from time to time. A few small tarpon caught off the dock provided acrobatic thrills to the non-Floridians in our group. Trailered a boat down from Vero Beach and launched at Spanish Harbor boat ramp a mile away and kept it at the dock. Didn't use it much because I spent too much time relaxing at the property and decompressing from the mental demands of work. We had Key deer in the yard every day. Having been to the Keys many times, I would rate this property as one of my top two places I've stayed. 10 minutes to Marathon and 35 minutes to Key West with a nice waterfront house, privacy, and everything a person could expect supplied in house. Highly recommended to all !!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Port Orange, Florida

Great Stay in the Florida Keys

  • 4 of 5

Great location. Great diving, snorkeling and boating. Best stay yet in the Florida Keys. This was our first time at Tiki Hut. We have stayed in surrounding areas as we come to the Florida Keys yearly. It was unfortunate that the Hot Tub was out of order, but we understand things break. The pool is beautiful and well maintained. The view is spectacular and the property is easy to access with a boat. Hope to be back next year. :)

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5

The property was terrific. We met Cindy upon arrival. She was accommodating throughout our stay. The house lives bigger than its size due to a superior floor plan. The pool and hot tub were a bonus and the dock large enough for our small boats. The property is spacious and private. Key West is close enough for a day trip or simply dinner. We are returning next year!!! I believe that says it all.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear that Tiki Beach met your expectations. We look forward to you returning in the near future!!
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Souderton, PA

Great Vacation !

  • 5 of 5

I had the pleasure of staying at Tiki Beach the week of May 7th, 2016. I couldn’t have been happier with my decision! If you are looking for a quiet place to kick back and relax this is it. As soon as you arrive you feel like you arrived at your own little private resort. It was just my husband and I that stayed. We rented a boat and kayaks from Big Pine Key Rentals and kept it at out dock. It worked out great to have the access to go out on the boat daily and come back to a relaxing pool and tiki hut. I will definitely rent this vacation home again from Cindy. By the way Cindy was a pleasure to work with answered ALL my questions which was a lot and she was spot on.

PROS – Everything – Sunrises were magnificent, the pool was perfect with the tiki bar, the house was well stocked with kitchen items (even a kettle) and linens the place even though it is an older bungalow was kept clean and very comfortable. Fishing from the dock was fun (caught 2 baraccuda and a snapper) good thing I didn’t catch the sharks that were hanging around one day. The parrots are so cool and the deer come around at night to visit. LOVED IT

Grocery store is very close for all your grocery needs and they were not overpriced like they could be with being in the keys. Also Walgreens across the street from Winn Dixie sells a great assortment alcohol.

My tips…. Rent a boat, plan to get up early to see the sunrises, bring an ipod or your music device for the tiki hut to play music, sing to the parrots …. You are so beautiful to me and somewhere over the rainbow. You will not be disappointed and if you are than you maybe you are a pretentious person.

And since Cindy put a kettle in the house for a reviewer my suggestion is a yoga mat. Nothing better that doing Yoga outside on the sand at sunrise.

This is a best kept vacation home secret! And my dream home when I win the lottery!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear that Tiki Beach met and beat your expectations! Will be happy to stock yoga mats, thanks for acknowledging that we stock items that folks request often. Please return to Tiki Beach soon, great working with you also!
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Great times

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the house, location and all the amenities. Big Pine Key is my favorite island in the keys. As a native Floridian it's a little bit of old Florida in the keys. The house was great. We shared it with another family. The boys loved the heated pool and we loved it and the hot tub. The house is a comfortable beach house with sunrise views worth getting up for. The kitchen is well stocked and the washer and dryer helps you not have to overpack. We pulled up our boat right to the dock and were in easy fishing in the Atlantic or Gulf. We enjoyed the parrots who talk and sing. We saw key deer in the yard daily. The only thing I didn't like was leaving. If the house was on the market I would consider a move.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Crew! We are so happy that Tiki Beach met and maybe beat your expectations. Please return soon to your slice of paradise in the Keys!
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Nice Layout, Great Facilities, Needs some TLC, Odd Location

  • 3 of 5

Good things:

House has a great view and good layout. Screened porch is fantastic! Hot tub is great and the tiki huts and covered picnic tables are fantastic! The pool is small but nice. Lots of trash cans are available. The landscape around the area and the parrots are really nice.

Not so Good things:

Getting to the house isn't very impressive, meaning the area is a bit run down so don't be disappointed. The property could have been cleaned up better; vegetation debris was everywhere including around the hot tub (but, maybe it was just because of the extreme windy conditions at the time). The outside of the house needs a touch up of paint as there is some rust etc. The fence around the pool is floppy plastic but works for a fence. There are plenty of trash cans available but it is quite a hike to the street if you are carrying out recyclable glass and there is no trailer or rolling dumpster. There is a cart but it is too small and the tires on it are flat.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to hear that you enjoyed so much about Tiki Beach for your special occasion. We have a big challenge right now on Big Pine key with central sewers coming and the resulting debris and torn up roadways that go along with that. We feel so lucky that we had a mild hurricane season but have had continual wind and storms through the last month, making it hard to keep up with debris flying around the pool and hot tub areas. Now that November is here, we are going to be doing the maintenance for the whole year since it seems to be the only slow time. We sure hope you will return for your next special occasion and see the improvements that we have made.
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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


Rates & Availability

Big Pine Key House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Holiday season
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
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
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $300
Pool heater fee $100 + Tax
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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Big Pine Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1280 sq. ft.
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
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • 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

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