About the property
- Cottage800 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 6 nights
2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 4-5
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!
We have five cottages plus another three-bedroom house on over an acre of oceanfront property! They are one stand-alone and two side-by-side cottages, and will be reserved based on availability.
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.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
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 Cudjoe Key
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!
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Definitely A Home Away From Home
As soon as I booked the cottage Sue was like a personal travel agent. I was hesitant to get a rental car but Sue explained why she thought I would need one and boy was she right!!
Once we got to the cottage the instructions were simple and we were very pleased. The driveway where the cottages are gets a little hectic to get out but we just took our time. Mike gave us the rundown on Key West and where to go to have a good time. He would check on us throughout our stay. Very friendly neighbors. The restaurant they recommended called “Mangrove Mama” was awesome. We ate there twice.
So overall I would definitely stay there again. Me and my family will be booking again for next year!!! Wonderful experience. Thanks Mike and Sue for making the trip memorable!!
Quaint, cozy and great location for daytime adventures
The cottage and grounds were exactly as presented on the VRBO website. We had plenty of room to stretch out and all the comforts of home during our stay. There are magnificent sunrises down at the dock so if you're an early bird like me, it's the perfect place to have that first cup of coffee in the morning. The grounds had lots of beautiful tropical foliage that the lizards, frogs, birds and iguanas would play in during the day which made it fun to nature watch during down time. The conch cottage was a great alternative to staying in some bustling condo complex, B&B or hotel for people who want privacy and quiet time away from the more urban tourist areas. Sue and Mike were very informative about the area and are well established on the property so they had alot of insight to share about the Keys communities in general. They have a main house on the property, so would be very easily accessible if there were any questions, concerns or problems. We had a great stay with no issues and we would definitely stay there again if we were to return to the Keys in the future. There were a couple of really great restaurants in the area for the days when you didn't want to cook and grills available on the property for when you wanted to stay home. I would recommend both Tonios and Square Grouper for your favorite fresh seafood dinner cooked to perfection! Great cottage, great trip, great food! The worst part was having to leave :'(
3 Weeks of Relaxation
I spent three weeks at this location with friends and family alternating each week. Mike and Sue were great. The cottage was clean, with newer kitchen, and good bathroom. Please note that the wifi was very intermittent. You would basically have to go to the pool area to catch the wifi from the main house.
The location is approximately 30 minutes North of Key West (reachable by uber for about $50).
For the fishermen, there is a boat ramp and dock for decent size boats.
We had a great time it was close to all amenities. It was enjoyable to spend time at the pool as well as being able to access attractions close by. Loved it!
Very peaceful, close enough to Key West to enjoy the night life.
This was our first time using VRBO, pleased with the experience. We enjoyed the comforts of the cottage, especially the beautiful views from the dock & the pool. It was wonderful to drive just 30 minutes to Key West, then return to the peacefulness of the cottage. The cottage is close to great snorkeling & fishing sites. Wonderful vacation with lots of great memories!
A Slice of Paradise
We very much enjoyed our stay at this property! Pros: The ocean view alone is worth the stay, Clean , Quiet, Owners were super helpful, other guests were cordial. laundry on site, kitchen was adequately equipped, location is good for short travel to Key West and Marathon or Big Pine, swimming pool was a plus!
Cons: The driveway into the place is on a curve and difficult to see at night. Traffic wasn't bad, so it wasn't too hard to get in and out but when high traffic volume occurs it could be hairy. The AC didn't seem to keep up very well but the fans helped.
Overall this is a little slice of paradise in the Florida Keys!
We enjoyed our stay
Due to the hurricane there was a few things we didn't have such as internet in our cabin. As a parent this was a good thing, the kids had to find other things to do. Mike (owner) was very nice always making sure we were comfortable. We rented a boat and there was a place to tie off the boat, we were able to fish, relax, and our cottage had everything we needed. We enjoyed our stay! Thank you, Mike!
Rules were simple and specific, we received our deposit immediately after we returned home from our vacation.
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, Equipped Kitchen, Linens/Towels Included, Heated Oceanfront Pool (shared), Screened Porch, Satellite TV, Smoking Outside, Dock & Boat Ramp, On-site trailer parking, Ceiling Fans, Coffee Maker, Cooking Range, Cookware, Dish Washer, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Television, Utensils, Laundry facilities on premises, High Speed Internet (extra charge).
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
$895-1800/Week Lodging Tax: 12.5% Cleaning Fee: $95 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