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Alan Fordham

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

5 bedroom Cudjoe Gardens Home includes private suite, Garden and Spa......Wifi

4 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 28 nights

Overview

Lower Florida Keys House Rental Photos and Description

Beautiful, 5/3 waterfront Home.....Max 10 people

Located in beautiful Cudjoe Gardens, an upscale subdivision this large property is like a resort. This (newly remodeled) custom island home is ground level with a circular drive through a two-car carport. You won't have to deal with stairs. There is plenty of room for vehicles and trailers. Inside the dining area seats 10, large florida room, and large custom kitchen have huge picture windows overlooking the water. The master bedroom/bath has a king size 'Sleep# Bed'. The second and third bedrooms have a nice bathroom across the hall. The 4 and 5 bedroom and 3rd bath are located in the mother-in-law suite. The mother inlaw suite has a 2nd kitchen and a beautiful living room that will seat at least 12, complete with entertainment system. Our "Outdoor Living Room" includes a 11' by 50' of porch that is waterfront and includes a wet bar, outdoor living room furniture, table and chairs, grill, Spa and 4 new ceiling fans. Our beautiful Palm and Orchid Garden (Nancy's Dream Garden) is in complete palmtree shade. That garden includes a 2 person hammock and 2 large adirondack chairs. A 47 jet Spa is in the South Garden setting overlooking the waterfront. The 120' wide seawall with swim ladder offers an amazingly beautiful snorkeling or scuba. There are tropical fish and lobster all along our "always calm" canal front, amazing sunsets and plenty of room for your boats. The entire property is covered by soft automatic landscape lighting, because at night it is very dark in the Keys. We also have an automatic 250w green underwater fish light. You won't believe the amount of fish that it attracts every night. This property is built and furnished for us.....but you can enjoy it for less than most hotel rooms.

Amenities: Large custom kitchen, 2 washers and dryers, 55", 46" land 27" cable TV, VCR, DVDs, BluRay, TV Soundbar, stereo, CABLE internet WI-FI, ceiling fans everywhere, outdoor wet bar, 1 quality stainless gas grill, a fish cleaning station, glass block and bamboo outdoor garden shower (hot and cold water), 47 Jet Garden Spa, and everything else you will need like linens, dishes, cooking utensils, etc. The attached Mother-in-Law Suite opens into the main house. You will find it first class with all the good stuff like theater sound and beautiful decor. It also comes comes complete with its own full kitchen and all the utensils. THIS IS NOT YOUR AVERAGE RENTAL HOUSE, We have a local caretaker, twice a month landscape professionals but no GRASS, monthly bug service and we vacation there 3 or 4 times a year. We keep the property as perfect as possible....for your enjoyment, also.

More About Outdoor Living: The house is ideally situated for diving and snorkeling in the waters of the Atlantic or Gulf. Nearby in the Atlantic (only about 6 miles) is Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary. In addition to Looe Key, you'll find Adolphus Busch Wreck, American Shoals, and the local surrounding waters abounding with beautiful areas to snorkel and dive. Eat and drink at some of the wonderful local restaurants within minutes of the house. Key West is about 20 minutes away and offers all the entertainment anyone could want.

Cudjoe Key......20 minutes from Key West: You will notice this is more like a "resort home" than a RENTAL. We visit often and keep everything perfect. It is one of the safest, most beautiful places in the world. Cudjoe Marina and Dive Center at the end of our canal is very convenient for all your boating and diving needs. Sit on the back porch and watch the water, grill fresh lobster or fish, read a book, and enjoy boating or sight-seeing. Swim in the clean clear canal, snorkel for fish and Lobster, you don't even need a boat.

PRIVACY......There is a vacant lot directly across our wide canal and empty 1/2 lots on either side of our home. There are new porch shades that can be lowered that eliminate the direct sun and provide a 40' plus of private porch. When shades are down from inside the porch you can see out but you can not see in. That really keeps cool the porches cool with 4 - 52' ceiling fans. Landscaping provides privacy for almost everywhere else. Even the Spa and Gardens on both sides of the property are very private. For sun there are large waterfront decks. Road noise is almost nonexistent.

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Alan Fordham (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

About Alan Fordham

Retired except for loving to make our Keys Home "the place to be".

Alan Fordham purchased this house in 1997

Why Alan Fordham chose Lower Florida Keys

We love the Keys and found renting other peoples homes a real chore. You never get what you should. So we purchased a beautiful home in a beautiful location. Then we went to work on making it better and better. No home is ever finished....although ours is almost perfect. We always make it "even better" on our next visit and we visit 4 to 6 times a year.

What makes this house unique

You wont find a more comfortable, complete home for rent in the Keys. Don't forget Location...Location. Alan Fordham

Reviews

5
based on 4 traveler reviews

5 bedroom Cudjoe Gardens Home includes private suite, Garden and Spa......Wifi
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
5

Perfect for multiple families

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this lovely home for the month of January. We enjoyed mornings on the porch overlooking the canal, evenings relaxing in the hot tub and lazy afternoons reading or lounging in the beautiful garden area. The house was clean well decorated and the kitchen had everything you could need to prepare meals, sometimes 2 of them! There was more than enough room for 2 families and the in law suite allowed for it to feel like we were in separate homes, but close enough to share meals, activities, etc. The dock was perfect for our boat and the grandchildren enjoyed feeding the pelicans the fish scraps after coming back from a successful day out fishing. Alan was a wonderful host and responded immediately when we had questions. We hope to stay in this wonderful home again.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA, USA
5

Wondeful Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful stay we had over the Christmas holidays this past year! I've been delinquent in posting a review and for that, I apologize. This was our sixth Christmas in the Keys.

The house was perfectly outfitted and truly had everything we could possibly need for a true Christmas in the Keys experience. The owners have gone to great lengths to make you feel like you are their personal guests in their home.

The owner provides excellent communication and assistance from the first contact. He is kind and thoughtful and that shows in the home. We were a party of six and really had too much room for our group. The inlaw suite is a lovely private space for family and has its own porch and outdoor table.

The kitchen had everything a cook could want with plenty of cookware and dinner ware. The outdoor grill cooked perfectly. The hot tub was a bonus and is exceptionally clean and well maintained. Good quality linens are on the beds and there are plenty of towels for guests.

All you really need is to show up with a swimsuit and a few changes of clothes. These wondeful owners have taken care of the rest!

We can't wait to return and try out the new outdoor shower! The gardens are beautiful. Fishing from the enormous concrete dock was fun. The dock is well suited for most any size boat. We took our 25' pontoon with us and found a navigation to be easy. We made our way out to Looe Key for snorkeling during our trip and it was a highlight.

The canal is crystal clear aquamarine and there are enormous lobsters right at the sea wall.

All in all, it was a wonderful vacation and much of that is due to the lovely home. Thank you so much for sharing it with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South East
5

There is a Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

Yes, there is a heaven on earth and it is this beautiful Cudjoe Garden Home. Our daughter said that this was the best vacation she ever had. Our Boys just loved fishing and swimming in the canal. Everyone caught fish, but me.

How I hate to give up having my morning coffee on the porch watching the canal come to life. The shades of blue and turquoise cannot be duplicated. I will leave with a sweet sense of peace that I shall return to time and again in my mind. When my nerves get frazzled I will mentally return to this little piece of Eden. Now it is time to say good bye. We really had a great time and the home was clean and beautiful!

Thank You, The Sorokowsky Family

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for vacationing in our home. We also visit for the same reasons.....and like you we like everything perfect. We hope to see you next year, Alan Fordham
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West Palm Beach
5

The Perfect House in Cudjoe

  • 5 of 5

My experience was wonderful, having the house at ground level was great, owners are very caring and provided us with the information we needed to make our visits to Key West enjoyable. Marina very close by for boat launching. Great House

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You Susan, we try to make everyones visit to our home a wonderful experience. We enjoy making improvements and betterments to our Keys home (it is our passion). We spend about 3months a year living there. It is paradise. Alan Fordham
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Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Key West International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Mangrove Mamas, Square Grouper and many others
Nearest Ferry
17 Miles
Key West
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Keywest
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Mangrove Mamas, Square Grouper and many others
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Bahia Honda State Park
Car: necessary

Located In Cudjoe Gardens on Cudjoe Key 21mile marker (21 miles from Duval Street, Key West). Cudjoe Gardens is the western part of Cudjoe Key and a very upscale subdivision. The Canals are flow through so there is never standing water. Our 10' deep canal is the perfect swimming/snorkeling pool. We have privacy because there is 2 vacant lots across the canal from the property and a 1/2 lot on each side of our home. All in all it makes for a perfect, private vacation home. Our home is ground level.....and dont forget, Location, Location....it is paradise.

Boating is perfect because of deepwater and well marked. We are located only 6mi from Looe Key.

Other Activities: Scuba, Snorkel, Spearfishing, Lobster, fishing, boating paradise

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Rates & Availability

Cudjoe Key House Rental Rates

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28 night minimum stay
$6,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,200
Cleaning $300 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

Damage deposit is returnable based on the way you leave the property. We want to make you happy, we like to return your entire deposit. We understand that things do break and we don't blame you most of the time. I have a local caretaker that will visit the home when you leave and report back to me...... You are also welcome to let me know if you have any concerns.

I will email you a PDF of my lease. Print it out with and..... fill it out. I will send it with the rates and taxes completed on the pdf. Mail or email the lease to me (a $1200 Reservation/Security Deposit..... must be received to I hold your dates). The balance of the contract must be paid a minimum of 20 days prior to your contracted dates. See my very straight forward lease for details.

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Amenities

Lower Florida Keys House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , Private Hot&Cold Shower in the garden, overlooking the water
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet , and large makeup area
  • The 3rd bath also has a separate Private toilet stall with its own sink. The Mother-in-Law portion of the house has its own complete kitchen and living room, waterfront porch and garden. There is at least two of everything in our home.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Sleep# Matress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Latex Foam and Memory Foam
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Latex Foam and Memory Foam
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Latex Foam and Memory Foam
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Latex Foam and Memory Foam
  • The main house sleeps 6 and the Mother-in-law portion sleeps 4. PRIVACY......There is only a vacant lot directly across our canal and empty 1/2 lots on either side of our home. There are new porch shades that can be lowered that eliminate the direct sun and provide a 30' private porch. From inside the porch you can see out but you can not see in. Landscaping provides privacy for almost everywhere else. Even the Spa and Gardens on both sides of the property are very private. Road noise is almost nonexistent. Privacy.....The Mother-in Law suite allows you to have complete privacy while others are in the main house. It is your sanctuary inside our beautiful home.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 1 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • 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
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
No Smoking inside house. WiFi covers most of the property....Wi-Fi printer provided in Main House

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