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Member since: 2004
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Charming Conch Cottage on Oceanfront Property Near Key West

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

Cudjoe Key Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 4-6

This great family vacation spot near Key West is in the Florida Keys! Stay in this charming two-bedroom 'Conch Cottage' on a one- acre oceanfront property, surrounded by lush tropical gardens!

Our home is situated about 15 miles from Key West, and features an oceanfront swimming pool and a boat launch and dock!

This is not a 'typical' vacation rental! It was originally built in 1920, but remodeled in 2003. Each cottage is beautifully decorated with unique character. They have all the modern amenities including satellite TV, microwave ovens-- and, of course blenders! Other conveniences available upon request include free use of a washer and dryer!

Tropical fruits and trees including bananas and coconuts grow throughout the property! The cottages are surrounded by gorgeous tropical gardens which are beautiful places to relax and meditate and just enjoy the fragrances and color.

Each cottage has two queen-size bedrooms, and a sofa bed or daybed in the living room that converts to two very comfortable twin-size beds.

This is a great location for families! You can explore the ocean shore by kayak (it's normally very calm because of the reef - Kayaks can be rented near by rentals), fish from the dock, snorkel or dive the reef, or swim in our oceanfront pool! It's all waiting for you!

We're about halfway between Key West and the best beach in the Keys -- Bahia Honda! So whatever you might like to do is just a short distance away! Access to the 'Back Country' and the National Wildlife Refuge is right on our island. Looe Key, the best reef for snorkeling and diving, is just a few miles off our shore.

There's a full-service marina just a mile or so away, if you want to rent a boat. We also have limited dock space available on our property.

We're just minutes by boat to the best diving and snorkeling in North America! Great sport fishing, boating, sailing, and windsurfing is available right from our dock! Sightseeing and shopping in Key West is just 15 miles away.

Whether bicycling or swimming, you'll be in awe of the lush tropical gardens and exotic wildlife that surrounds you. Relax by our oceanfront pool or take a tour of the pristine wildlife preserve in the backcountry! It's a national treasure!

After another memorable day in paradise, let the tropical ocean breeze caress you as you sip an afternoon tea or other beverage in our oceanfront area.

Note: We do not provide any kayaks or snorkeling / fishing equipment. However, you can rent them from several rental places near us.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner (Owner)
Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english

About Owner

We left the corporate jungle a nearly a decade ago and searched for a great location to raise our four-year-old son. We found it here in the Florida Keys.

Owner purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Owner chose Lower Florida Keys

There was only one requirement we had while searching for the right property: It had to have the 'WOW!' quality. As we walked around the property, looked out at the offshore islands from the dock, walked into the cottages, and relaxed in the pool, all we kept repeating to each other was: 'WOW!' We knew right away we had found our new home!

What makes this cottage unique

Our property is close to Key West, but far enough away from the commotion and the noise to enjoy the real keys. The reef is less than a half-hour by boat, but if that's too far you can fish right from our dock and grill them up for an evening meal by the pool. Some beautiful offshore islands like Marvin Key are accessible by boat or even kayak! Restaurants and stores and less than a mile away. And the best swimming beach in the Keys, Bahia Honda State Park, is 20 minutes away!

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)
Charming Conch Cottage on Oceanfront Property Near Key West
average rating of 4.375 based on 24 reviews
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Disappointing

  • 1 of 5

This property is in a great location and has great potential. We have never had a disappointing VRBO stay, but this was an unacceptable place to stay due to the condition of the cottage. We rented another place and left. The owner was nice enough to only charge us for the 2 nights we stayed. I would have left the day we arrived if I could have found another place sooner. We have stayed at many properties throughout the keys within the same price range and this is not up to a normal standard for cleanliness and and comfort. The beds and sheets were very uncomfortable. The kitchen and bathroom was dirty and in dire need of a remodel. The furnishings were worn. There was food in the oven from the previous tenant. Of course the natural beauty of the Keys and ocean is right there, but the pool area does not match the photos either and is very unappealing. The owner tried to respond to our complaints to have the place cleaned, but the problem was a sewer smell that was not possible to fix. We realized there was a septic tank right outside the unit and it must have needed service as the smell was apparent when we arrived and lingered whether the windows were open or not. Even if this smell was not there, I would not recommend staying here, unless the owners have majorly redone the interior of the units.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here the first week of April with my wife and 3 children. We really enjoyed our stay. We have stayed at Venture Out, also on Cudjoe a couple of times and while that was fine, but we liked this property much better. It offers more privacy and is just a nicer setting.

I believe there are 5 cottages on this rental property. Ours was spacious enough, clean and well taken care of and everything worked fine.

The patio area by the water is very nice. We rented a boat from Cudjoe Gardens Marina and parked it at the dock for the week. Plenty of dockage space. Dillon at Cudjoe Garden's Marina handles the rentals, and he was great, quality boats and extremely helpful. Sue wasn't here but Mike and one of his boys were and they couldn't have been nicer. Mike rented jet skis for his son and friend and even invited my boys to join in the fun.

Overall, we were very happy and would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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kGreat place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The hosts were friendly & attentive to our needs. The cottage is spacious and well equipped. I fished from the pier but caught mostly little pin fish. There were some larger ones caught but not by me. I highly recommend staying here as there are some great restaurants nearby and it is close to Key West. Several guests docked a boat at the pier.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Quiet Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this location. We brought our trailer with our bike for scooting down to the keys (20 mins) and cruising the seven mile bridge (20 mins). Brought our kayaks also. The ramp was the perfect location for launching to get to the back country to view the wildlife . Amazing sunrise and sunsets. The vegetation surrounding the property made you feel isolated from the rest of the world. It was so nice to have a pool and outdoor shower after a day of kayaking. We took the kayaks to Bahia state park for snorkeling. There were beautiful parrot fish at the dock along with lobsters. The cottage was very clean and comfortable. Nicely furnished kitchen and a screened porch. There is a Shopping center in Big Pine key. Also several delivery options. Several paces to eat. This is the BEST location in the keys. You are only 10 - 15 mins from everything and when you come back to your villa you feel at home and safe. The location is gated so no thru traffic to disturb you. Sit on the dock and night fish or just have a cocktail and watch the sunset. And it is so quiet and peaceful. The only issue we had was having to leave! Would highly recommend staying here and will be back again! Thank you Sue for sharing your wonderful property with us.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing location, Boaters paradise!!

  • 5 of 5

We just recently brought the boat down to this lovely rental. When we checked in we where greeted by Mike the owner who spoke with me for a few minutes and gave me advice how to safely navigate the shallow waters near the house. He also gave us details on some good eats, where to get my dive tanks filled, an where to get groceries. The property was exactly as described, it was well maintained and clean. Over all we could not of picked a better place to stay, the other people staying there where friendly and it felt a lot more like home than a vacation. We will be staying here every time we are going to the Lower keys.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Review update

  • 3 of 5

Spoke with owner Sue. She is addressing all the issues in my review. She was very prompt and attentive in her desire to fix the issues with her property. She will update the pictures and property description accordingly. Also regarding the fruit trees, the bananas were not in season but Sue assured me they were there. Sues response is much appreciated and it is evident that she is a conscientious owner and truly cares about the experience her renters have during their stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Key West Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Mangrove Mama's and Square Grouper
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Key West Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Overseas Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Square Grouper
Nearest Ski
100000 Miles
Mt. Snow
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Bahia Honda State Park
Car: recommended

Golf: We're waiting for you! So come join us! A memorable vacation of a lifetime is right here for you in sunny Florida!

Amenities: Central Air Conditioning and Ceiling Fans, Gas Grill/Barbecue, Fully Equipped Kitchen, Linens/Towels Included, Heated Oceanfront Pool (shared), Screened Porch, Satellite TV, Smoking Outside, Dock & Boat Ramp, On-site trailer parking, AM/FM Radio, Blender, Ceiling Fans, DVD/CD Player, VCR (on request), Coffee Maker, Cooking Range, Cookware, Dish Washer, Freezer, Hair Dryer (on request), Ice Maker, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Television, Utensils, Laundry facilities on premises, High Speed Internet (extra charge).

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Rates & Availability

Cudjoe Key Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
August
Aug 14 2016 - Sep 9 2016
4 night minimum stay
$185
$1,195
 
 
SEPTEMBER SPECIAL!
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 8 2016
4 night minimum stay
$139
$895
 
 
October Special!
Oct 9 2016 - Oct 22 2016
4 night minimum stay
$149
$995
 
 
November Special!
Oct 31 2016 - Nov 19 2016
4 night minimum stay
$149
$995
 
 
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
$179
$1,195
 
 
December Special
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 16 2016
4 night minimum stay
$169
$1,095
 
 
Christmas Week Special
Dec 17 2016 - Dec 24 2016
5 night minimum stay
$250
$1,495
 
 
New Years Holiday
Dec 25 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
$300
$1,695
 
 
January
Jan 3 2017 - Jan 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$189
$1,195
 
 
February Holiday Week
Feb 11 2017 - Feb 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
$225
$1,495
 
 
President's Holiday Week!
Feb 18 2017 - Feb 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
$279
$1,595
 
 
Spring Special!
Feb 26 2017 - Mar 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$229
$1,395
 
 
Easter Holiday Week
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
$279
$1,595
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$229
$1,395
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

$795-1800/Week
Lodging Tax: 12.5%
Cleaning Fee: $85
Cancellations accepted up to 60 days before check-in, with a $45 administrative charge.
$300 reservation deposit required
Other Fees:
All Utility Fees, Resort Fees, Boat Dock Fees, etc. are included in weekly and daily rentals.
Monthly Rentals may have additional utility fees.

Peak Season $1200 - $1800
Off-Season $895 - $1200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Cudjoe Key Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Additional sofa bed or daybed in living room.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Boat Dock
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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