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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,887 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6

Big Torch Key is reminiscent of the Keys 40 years ago, seclusion and peace invade your senses immediately, sunset views will take your breathe away. Located on 1.4 acres on Niles Channel, in National Key Deer Refuge, the best boating access to the Atlantic (2 miles) and the Gulf (6 miles) in the lower Keys. Torchview has an open floor plan (kitchen/living room/dining room) with a huge master suite king size bed)and two other bedrooms(one with a queen size bed and the other two twins). Completely furnished you'll need for a terrific vacation....just pack your clothes. Fishing, kayaking, swimming and snorkeling off your own 240' boat dock with a 4' draft, you'll have an unparalleled adventure. You Will want to Come back to the Florida Keys!!!

'VIRTUAL TOUR' is available on this site between 'Owner info' and 'Photos' section for your convenience.

WE ARE ON THE PREMISES from Dec to April.

More Details

Kathy Anderson
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2018

About Kathy Anderson

Steven & Kathy searched for the perfect spot in the Lower Keys, came across a diamond in the rough. You guessed it ....TORCHVIEW, with foresight and some hard work managed to make this piece of heaven 'our Paradise'. We know its 'Paradise 'because we have been told so by ALL who stay here. We KNOW you'll feel that way too, COME CHECK IT OUT!

We live in West Michigan when were not in the Keys.

We are on the premises from Dec. to April.

Kathy Anderson purchased this house in 1993

Why Kathy Anderson chose Big Torch Key

We have bought a house on Cudjoe and built another there too ( both on canals), it was crowded, noisy and our pets had no where to run. We wanted seclusion, privacy, open water and space to breathe. The first time we saw TORCHVIEW WE knew IT was home.

What makes this house unique

The most incredible sunsets at TORCHVIEW will capture the tropical flavor of the Keys without leaving the country. Our views off the deck will give you peace and tranquility. Isn't that what we came for????


Big Torch Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1887 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master-King size bed(1) Guest- Queen size Bed(1) Bedroom 3-Twin Beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Sand Box
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 3 bicycles
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • 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
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Jan-April Kayaks available to rent 4/$100/wk...2/$50/wk (616-690-2097) 3 bikes come with the rental of the house MEGA FISH UNDER and AROUND DOCK FOR YOUR SNORKELING PLEASURE SMALL SANDY BEACH AREA : LOUNGING BY THE WATER PARENTS WITH SMALL CHILDREN


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average rating of 5.0 based on 70 reviews

Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Had an absolutely wonderful time at Torchview! From the deer that greeted us in the mornings, to the iguanas hanging out in the trees, you truly get to take in some of Florida's true beauty. The artificial reef is amazing, attracting all types of sea life, including thousands of fish, lobsters, crabs, a massive stingray, and my personal favorite, a large and curious Moray eel.

The owners are extremely helpful and professional, making sure everything went smoothly. A beautiful house on a beautiful key, I greatly look forward to my next stay at Torchview!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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My Florida Keys Favorite

  • 5 of 5

We love Torchview!!!! We have been back five times now and every time is a great experience. I love the little reef under the dock for snorkeling and my husband loves the secure boat dock. The kayaking is great right from the house. The only drawback is the mosquitoes, you have to wear bug spray!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rest, Relaxation, Fishing and More Fishing...

  • 5 of 5

A week ago our family had to return to the real world after a wonderful two week stay at Torchview. The house and property are beautiful. The view from the house is awesome. The fishing, snokeling and kayaking are great. The sunsets are wonderful and you can watch from the pier or in the comfort of air conditioning. Everyone enjoyed the fishing everyday. We caught a variety of fish along with a couple of nurse sharks. There are some beautiful fish around the pier which are better viewed from the pier as when you snorkel, the fish want to hide out. Our last couple of nights we saw the glow of several jelly fish that floated by the pier. Our family loves Torchview and will be back. This was our second time staying here and will not be our last. The owners are very nice and helpful.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home for the entire family

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful setting, perfect waterfront for swimming and snorkeling. Very comfortable home, just bring your swimsuit.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly as described, beautiful waterfront home with everything you need to relax and enjoy.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home on open water. We loved every minute we were there. Snorkeling every day under your own private dock was great. Close to everything and yet very private. Would definitely rent here again. Owners were very helpful

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing location and well-equipped accommodations - a perfect Lower Keys experience

  • 5 of 5

This was my first trip to Torchview, but guaranteed that it's not the last. I knew Big Torch would be quiet and peaceful, but I had no idea how great it could be. The views are even better than advertised, including some amazingly clear water around the dock where I must have seen a dozen different types of sea life. I watched every sunrise and every sunset from the 360 patio. The sounds of the trees and the water and the birds added an unforgettable soundtrack to the entire week. The unit had everything we needed, and was comfortable, clean, spacious, and quiet. Long story short - a great experience & value, and we'll be back!!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Key West
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Looe Key Tiki - Boondocks
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Key West----Marathon
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Looe Key - Boondocks
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Bahia Honda
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

CLEAN FEE $200 + Tax
Pet Fee $100
Security deposit $750
Tax Rate 12.5%

No discounts for multiple weeks unless posted
Sat- Sat bookings only
OWNERS ON PREMISES : DEC 2015 -- April 2016

2016 RATES: $2200/ WEEK $200/clean fee
NEW YEARS: DEC 30-JAN 6, 2017

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.