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

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,580 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
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:
August 23, 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 bungalow in 2000

Why Debra Bensley chose Lower Florida Keys

Exceptional boating access and temperatures year round in the Keys

What makes this bungalow 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 Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1580 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
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) single 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


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Tiki Beach, 3 bedroom, Ocean front Bungalow, heated Pool/Spa, dock, beach,
average rating of 4.804348 based on 46 reviews

Tiki Beach, the ultimate vacation spot in the Florida Keys.

  • 5 of 5

I really loved everything about my stay at Tiki Beach. The location is perfect, just 30 miles from Key West, and only about ten minutes from Bahia Honda State Park. The house, pool, hot tub, dock and Tiki Bar were all wonderful. The sun rises over the Gulf of Mexico were breathtaking. I could have enjoyed my stay without ever leaving the Tiki Beach resort. I will definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a wonderful review. It is our goal to exceed your expectations and from reading your review, I would say we have accomplished that goal. We look forward to seeing you at Tiki Beach again!!
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Apollo Beach


  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect as it always is at this property. Can't wait until next year to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review and we look very forward to seeing you again next year!!
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Brownstown, PA

Relaxation & Beauty

  • 4 of 5

Our family enjoyed our time at Tiki Beach. The view of the water, wildlife, and access to a pool were real benefits.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad to see that you had a nice and relaxing stay at Tiki Beach. We are very open to and actually encourage you to let us know if there was anything we could have done to make your stay better, as it is our goal to exceed your expectations. We hope to see you back in the future and hope we can accomplish our goal and earn 5 stars on your next visit.
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Beautiful vacation spot

  • 4 of 5

Overall, was awsome, house is very cute and plenty big for the 6 of us , the kids loved the pool, hot tub and waterfall. We had fun making cocktails in the Tiki bar , The reason I gave it only 4/5 was because I really wanted to fish and it was very difficult with all the weeds . The only fish around the dock were tiny except for 1 small shark that we caught. Also the gas grill was difficult to light and one of the sliding doors kept coming off track. That said, the kids loved talking to the parrots and observing deer in the evening. It was also close enough to Key West to go rhere in the evening ( about 35 min) we rented a boat fromd wooden bridge and had great fishing near spanish harbor bridge Very quaint little bungalow and very relaxing vacation overall. Thanks for a great week!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that you had a good time at Tiki Beach. Unfortunately we have no control over the tides and the weeds that come on shore, but its pretty cool that you were able to catch a shark. I will certainly look into the other issues and get those taken care of. We hope to see you at Tiki Beach in the future.
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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
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review, however we are sorry that we did not exceed your expectations. We will be sure to have someone look at the queen beds and be sure to make any adjustments that may be needed. We hope to see you at Tiki Beach again in the future!!
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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
Owner's Response: I am so happy to see that you all had a wonderful time at Tiki Beach. We do our best to provide all of our guests with a great experience and when we see 5 stars, we feel that we did our job. We hope to see you back again in the future!
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Pet Fee $300
Damage Deposit $1,000

$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.