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In a tropical setting on a canal is my beautiful home. No service fees.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type mobile home
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bed ,1 bath, sofa with queen bed, 4 thick futons and 2 thinner ones.

No service fees when booking my property.

It is home for the famous Key Deer who are protected and can be seen roaming freely all over the island. Big Pine is also the home of the Great White Heron and while you clean your fish or cook your catch they will gladly keep you company.

Two street away is our new Big Pine Park. It offers tennis, bocce, shuffleboard, exercise sites, softball, skateboarding, junior playground running and bike riding paths.

Deep-sea, reef, or flats fishing are some of your many choices. Divers and snorkelers will love Looe Key Reef and swimming at Bahia Honda State Park (voted America's Best Beach, 1992) nearby at mile marker 36.

Exciting Key West is only 30 minutes away were tourist shops, four-star restaurants, street entertainers,golf course and famous pubs are plentiful. Also enjoy the Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square

Other popular activities include dolphin encounters and eco-tours which take you to the heart of the National Wildlife Refuge.

More Details

Owner
Joan Thoman
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2017

About Joan Thoman

I originally came from long island, New York. I have been living in Florida 30 years. I started my vacation rental in 1992.

I am a retired high school teacher and I have a Masters captain license from The US Coast Guard.

Why Joan Thoman chose Big Pine Key

Because it's located in the beautiful Florida Keys and it's on a canal ware you can bring your boat right to your back door.

What makes this mobile home unique

`Your boat is right outsice the back door

Amenities

Sands Mobile Home Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • mobile home
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tiled shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 6 futons
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • The master bedroom has two twin beds connected to form a king. The second bedroom has a double sized bed. The living room sofa converts to a queen sized bed. Also, I have 4 futons that are 6' thick and 2 that are 3' thick All linens included
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Skis
  • 15 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The rear door is about twenty feet from the canal where there is free boat dockage and a fishing table. We are situated on the gulf side, Bogie Channel, part of Spanish Harbor and there is full access to the Florida Bay as well as the ocean. It is home for the famous Key Deer who are protected and can be seen roaming freely all over the island. Big Pine is also the home of the Great White Heron and while you clean your fish or cook your catch they will gladly keep you company. Two street away is our new Big Pine Park. It offers tennis, bocce, shuffleboard, exercise sites, softball, skateboarding, junior playground running and bike riding paths. Deep-sea, reef, or flats fishing are some of your many choices. Divers and snorkelers will love Looe Key Reef and swimming at Bahia Honda State Park (voted America's Best Beach, 1992) nearby at mile marker 36. Exciting Key West is only 30 minutes away were tourist shops, four-star restaurants, street entertainers,golf course

Reviews

3/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

In a tropical setting on a canal is my beautiful home. No service fees.
average rating of 3.0 based on 4 reviews
1

Disappointing ......

  • 1 of 5

Unfortunately the place was a disappointment and not what we expected at all - a trailer and not a house, boat dock area behind the trailer was completely covered with seaweed and totally inaccessible and when we arrived relatively late in the day, we were told that the one toilet was not working but that it was being fixed. We did take a walk inside and one look at the bed covers made us realize that we had made a mistake. When I called the owner to tell her we were disappointed and would like our deposit back, she let me know that the deposit was non-refundable. Again, I should have been prepared since the owner required the deposit in cash or money order to be mailed directly to her and did not accept payment through the safer online VRBO system. To be fair, she was nice on the phone and her husband was trying to fix the toilet but in the end, you get what you pay for and it was the low price that brought us there but we choose not to stay a single night so it was a lesson learned. We ended up finding a place to stay down in Key West at the Parrot Key Resort (which was very nice) and had a great time.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry you didn't realize it is a mobile/manufactured home. It is advertised as a mobile/manufactured home, but you must have missed that. Just to clarify a trailer is something that is movable and can be pulled behind a motor vehicle. As far as your comment about the "canal being full of weeds", my husband caught you on our property the next day taking pictures of the canal which was not full of weeds. In regards to the toilet not working, that is true and I did have a plumber coming to fix it. When it comes to the bed covers, they are the same bed covers that are in the pictures that were sent to you. They might not be your taste in decor, but they beautiful to me and are clean. In respect to the deposit not being returned back to you, it is non- refundable. That was explained upfront. You booked and chose not to stay. I did offer that you can put it towards a future stay, so I was willing to work with you. You are comparing my rental property to a resort that is located 30 miles away. I call that apples and oranges. I am sure that you took the time to write this because you are not happy that your deposit was not returned, however I tried to work with you. I am happy that you found another place to stay. I have been renting this place since 1992 and I am happy to say that I have many customers that return year after year.
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Cairo, Gerogia
5

Great place and fantastic owners

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I came down to the keys and stayed here and it was a great time. The owners were very nice and great to talk to. The house was very clean and the beds were more comfortable than most hotel beds. The decor made me feel cozy but also like a beautiful island was right outside. We had an issue with the Internet at one point, asked the owners about it, and within an hour everything was taken care of. We put our boat in the canal and had easy access to the ocean from there. We all had the best time ever while vacationing there. We even saw a key deer walk through the yard! Next time I go down to the keys I'll definitely be booking here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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New Smyrna Beach
1

Horrible Experience! The Owners Were Rude!

  • 1 of 5

We stayed here last year and not only was the house in a state of disrepair and the beds were uncomfortable. I had bedbug bites all over my ankles!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful,favorite memories are at this place

  • 5 of 5

I've been going here since I was 7 with my family. My favorite and best memories are at this place. Stores are near by, including seeing the key deer, and no name pub. Boat access in the back yard, quiet, safe. Great place to be, highly recommended

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Key West
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Springers
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Key West
Nearest Motorway
0.6 Miles
US 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
Springers
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Bahia Honda State Park
Car: necessary

It is home for the famous Key Deer who are protected and can be seen roaming freely all over the island. Big Pine is also the home of the Great White Heron and while you clean your fish or cook your catch they will gladly keep you company. Also, we have a new community park which is 2 streets away.

Deep-sea, reef, or flats fishing are some of your many choices. Divers and snorkelers will love Looe Key Reef and swimming at Bahia Honda State Park (voted America's Best Beach, 1992) nearby at mile marker 36. Other popular activities include dolphin encounters and eco-tours .

Exciting Key West is only 30 minutes away were tourist shops, four-star restaurants, street entertainers, golf course and famous pubs are plentiful. Also enjoy the Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square or watch a Keys sunset from a charter sailing boat.

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Rates & Availability

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3 night minimum stay
$135
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $90
Cleaning $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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