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Charming Conch Cottage on Oceanfront Property Near Key West

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Heated Pool
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet


About the property

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!

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

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 11, 2017

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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed here for five days in Feb, 2017. The outdoor area is great, it has a small private beach, a swimming pool and the boat dock. The location is perfect for chilling out with your loved ones away from hustle and bustle of Key West, but close enough to Key West, if you want to spend some time there. The cottage is spacious and has all necessities. We had a lovely family reunion!
Feb 2017
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Cudjoe Key Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Additional sofa bed or daybed in living room.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat Dock
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • 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


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Charming Conch Cottage on Oceanfront Property Near Key West
average rating of 4.321429 based on 29 reviews

Most Relaxing Vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5

Having traveled to the Keys for over 20 years, this was our first time staying anywhere other than Key West. The cottage we stayed in was exactly as described. The grounds were beautiful and very well kept. Mike was super nice who made us feel very much at home, recommended some places to check out and let u know that if we needed anything. Everything was there, so we didn't need anything. We grilled out using the grill next to the pool and it was wonderful with ocean breeze. Key West is 15-20 minutes from here which made it very convenient. There are a couple of convenience stores nearby and a Winn Dixie up the road in Big Pine if you wanting to grab some steaks to grill and/or adult beverages to enjoy while relaxing by the pool or the dock. We have already decided that we will be staying here on next years trip. It was nice to have a quiet, peaceful place to unwind at the end of the day and being able to cook our own breakfast in the morning and make sandwich's to put in the cooler for whatever adventures we had planned for the day saved us a ton of money. Thank you, Mike for making this trip so relaxing for all of us. We look forward to seeing again next year.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and Relaxing Family Place.

  • 5 of 5

The place is amazing. The cottage is cozy and has friendly family feeling. Beach is a private and sunshine all day while you lay on the sun. There are coconut trees that give you shades if you need to cool off from the sun. Great fishing from dock. Washer and dryer was great. Very good local eateries within minutes. We love going to Key West and coming home to a more calm and relaxing cottage. We will definitely be back. It was an relaxing getaway with the family!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Disappointed

  • 1 of 5

As soon as we entered our cottage, we were very disappointed in the condition of the space. It is in need of repair and was dirty. The living room furniture has visible dirt in the upholstery, the couch cushions didn't seem to fit the couch, towel bars loose on the wall, door knobs were also loose. The curtains were stained and had visible dust/dirt on the top sections, the laminate flooring had loose panels. Kitchen appliances were also worn. I would not recommend this property to anyone.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet, private and personally we liked the place

  • 5 of 5

We liked the place, it was clean and quiet, the only thing that I would say disappointed us was the water off the dock you couldn't exactly swim in but it was a deep water area for boats too, and Bahia Honda State Park is just down the road. we will def. come back

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 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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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, 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

Cudjoe Key Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May Special!
Apr 29 2017 - May 27 2017
5 night minimum stay
Lobster Mini-Season
Jul 22 2017 - Jul 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Lobster Week
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 12 2017
5 night minimum stay
Sep 10 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas Week
Dec 16 2017 - Dec 23 2017
5 night minimum stay
New Years Holiday
Dec 24 2017 - Dec 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
Easter Holiday Week
Mar 24 2018 - Apr 7 2018
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $90 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

Lodging Tax: 12.5%
Cleaning Fee: $90
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

For reservation, we require $300.00 reservation deposit on a
credit card (Discover, Visa or Master Card ) to confirm the reservation.
Your $300.00 reservation deposit becomes the security deposit and is
refunded after check-out. You can give us a call at (305)745-1990 to do

Then, we will send you a confirmation e-mail along with the lease agreement.
Normally, 50% of the rent plus tax is due

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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