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Beautiful Waterfront Single Family Home - 5 miles from Key West

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Minimum Stay
4 nights

About the property

3 bdrm/3bth Gated Home on quiet street with swimming canal & room for boats

This is a beautiful Spanish style home on a clean swimming canal 9 miles from Duval Street, Key West. Our home is just 4 houses from the end of the canal and the backwaters of the Gulf. Many uninhabited islands are nearby for exploring and discovering. Fishing and Lobstering are excellent as most tourists don't find this area. In the crystal clean canal you can pick out which snapper you want to catch without leaving the back yard. Located on a quiet street, this home is close enough to town for fun, but far enough for peace and quiet.

The completely fenced home includes two entry gates and water fountain in the front. Bring your boat, or rent a boat and keep in the canal behind the house. Boat ramps are 2 miles away. Large circular driveway will accept numerous cars and/or boats and trailers.

Our home is clean and neat with wood floors in living areas, new appliances, central A/C, cable TV, wireless internet, washer/dryer and fully equipped kitchen.

**We have remodeled all bathrooms October 2016**

Amenities:: Fully equipped kitchen, Cable TV, WIFI, DVD, washer/dryer, Hair Blow dryer, Iron/Ironing Board, linens, bicycles, clean swimming canal, totally fenced yard, just bring your tooth brush. Very quiet neighborhood.

Activities:: Boating, fishing, swimming canal, snorkeling, diving.

Area:: 5 miles from Key West.

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Yiliam Eldridge
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2017

About Yiliam Eldridge

I'm Cuban born and moved to Key West when I was 13. I lived in Key West until I was 26. I have fond memories of my childhood in the Keys and still have many friends there. I know almost every local resident on the island and will be happy to give advice on restaurants, fishing charters, beaches & things to do. While I now live in Miami Beach with my husband, we still visit our home whenever is it available.

Yiliam Eldridge purchased this house in 1996

Why Yiliam Eldridge chose Lower Florida Keys

This is my family home that I love and will never sell. My father bought this home after coming from Cuba, when I was a child. My husband and I enjoy updating and remodeling it every off-season, as well as just enjoying it when we can. Although I now live in Miami Beach with my husband, we love our Keys home and visit as often as possible. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

What makes this house unique

What makes our home unique is the quiet and friendly neighborhood. There are only two streets on our Key. The clear swimming canal is like a tropical aquarium with many species of colorful fish as well as good eating snapper. We've decorated our home in a comfortable Keys/Miami Modern style that is homey, clean and uncluttered.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Four members of our family stayed a week during March 2010 and had a great time. The home is everything as advertised and more. The owner was very helpful with local suggestions for activities and places to dine. The home was well stocked and maintained, I would definitely recommend to family and friends and we'll be back also. For the eldest member of the family the stairs were a bit of a challenge but she managed, we called it her physical therapy for the week.
Mar 2010
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Beautiful Waterfront Single Family Home - 5 miles from Key West
average rating of 4.887097 based on 67 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I would recommend this house in a heartbeat! The owner is responsive, helpful, informative, & always quick to respond to any questions or concerns. Her housekeeper Anna, keeps the house spotless. Thank you for all of the suggestions for places to go, things that are a must see, & places to eat. We went to Blue Heaven for brunch & all of us had the lobster benedict, well worth the money. We also enjoyed going to Hurricane Hole, No Name Bar, & to see the key deer. If you are planning a day at the beach or a fishing charter(we used Seaclusion with Captian Chuck, he was great) the Publix makes fresh subs & roll ups at a great price & you can order them on line. I can guarantee you will love this home & the canal.

Thank you again for allowing us the use of your amazing home, it is not hard to tell that you take great pride in this beauty!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Serenity near Key West

  • 4 of 5

This nicely furnished home is about 15 minutes outside of Key West, making it a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle there! Our group (4 of us) stayed 5 nights.


- Comfortable beds

- Quiet and private, feels very safe

- Well-stocked kitchen

- Welcoming touches (bathroom and kitchen supplies are plentiful)


- Spiral staircase is a bit tricky to navigate with a large suitcase or cooler

- No dishwasher

- No dressers in bedrooms / luggage platforms would have been nice

Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The owners are responsive and provide lots of great suggestions for things to do and places to eat while in the area.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Vacationed here and had a great time. Perfect house for fishing, kayaking, and just being lazy. Very quiet, clean and well stocked kitchen to include condiments. Easily accessible owner. Would diffently recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding Keys Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

My family has rented vacation homes along the East Coast over the past 25 years and this home was the absolute best for some very important reasons - location, comfort and amenities and owner.

Location: This home is 15 minutes from Duval Street by car. There is also a convenient bus stop close by that goes to downtown Key West. In addition, this home is close to 2 large Marinas for charter fishing and bait/tackle, some very good restaurants and 20 minutes north is Bahia Honda State Park with beautiful beaches on both the ocean and gulf sides, fishing, and hiking. All things considered, this house is in the perfect location.

Comfort: The home is very attractive and comfortable, newly remodeled with three large bedrooms and two baths. Very nicey decorated and is homey and welcoming, and feels like the Florida Keys. The home is on a canal that is great for swimming and fishing (we caught fish every day). Two carports, a great deck and even a really comfortable hammock. Home is well equipped and we had everything we needed.

Owner: Always available and responsive to email and texts, answered all questions quickly, provided great recommendations for restaurants, entertainment and sight seeing. We were impressed with the owners concern that we have an enjoyable vacation.

Overall, this home was perfect for us and we will be returning. We are fairly demanding in vacation planning and we cannot think of anything we would change. We recommend without any hesitation!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good location, quiet neighborhood, safe

  • 4 of 5

The overall experience was superb. There were fine white leather furnishings that popped out atop the mahogany floors. Nicely remodeled bathrooms and overall clean dwelling. We appreciated the prompt service and owner communication throughout the stay. Questions were quickly answered via text. Do note that across the street is an industrial yard where a notable construction company sometimes has a worker or large truck drive by at a low speed. While not disturbing, if you are looking for sunsets over the water, then you will need to simply drive down to the Key West Marina areas, like the Westin Hotel, where you can park in their garage for a small fee and then walk along the boardwalk viewing the sunset, eating gelato / ice cream, and marvel at the ships, yachts, and fishing boats. The house has everything you need. If you are a foodie, grab a new chef's knife and tea kettle. The TV audio used to have a surround sound system, but now uses the TV speakers for audio, unless you plug in the DVD Audio cable into the Sony reciever. At any rate, the location is also great because you can take a left off of Calle Uno onto Highway 1 and in 35 minutes enjoy the sandy beaches and snorkeling opportunities at Bahia Honda State Park. The Jolly Roger fisherman are also good for a well-experienced local guide (although fishing was very slow on October 24, 2016); we caught barracuda, Bonita, yellow snapper, and one mackrel. The new Public in Key West is a nice supermarket to stock up on provisions. Enjoy! You will not regret staying at this place, and the pictures online are representative of the house conditions. You might also like the canal out back as it was calming to watch the small gray snapper, lobster, parrot fish, and baby barracuda swimming. Oh, and if it is rainy, check out Shipwreck museum and the Aquarium in Key West. If you drive up to Miami, go to Coconut Grove, Cape Florida, and The Rusty Pelican for dinner. Cheers!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very well maintained and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay and would recommend this home to anyone wanting a vacation home near Key West. Neighborhood was very nice and the home was easily accessed. We would readily stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Our home is between mile marker #9 & #10, 9 miles from mile marker #0, the end of U.S.Hwy. 1 in the heart of Key West. We are about 5 miles from town, groceries, restaurants, scooter rentals, Kmart, etc, 5 miles to beaches, 3 miles to the golf course, 2 miles to boat ramps, 1/4 mile to a large convenience store/gas station, and 1/8 mile to Bobalu's Southern Cafe for great fish, barbecue, pizza, etc. We are close enough to Key West to get where the action is in 10 minutes, and far enough away for peace and quiet. Our canal is great for floating on a raft, diving off the sea wall, swimming and fishing. Enjoy the hammock under the coconut palms by the clean canal while watching the parrot fish swim by, or wait for a nice snapper to bend your fishing pole without leaving the yard.

Golf: Golf course is 5 miles away.


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4 night minimum stay

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Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.5%

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Key West House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 2nd bathroom is between bedroom 2 & 3. It has bathtub/shower. Bath 3 is downstairs with a shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom has private bath with tub/shower. Large walk in closet. Sliding glass door leads to upper outside deck.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The house is my second home and is fully accommodated with plenty of towels, linens, kitchen utensils, etc. There are even spices in the cupboards and laundry detergent in the laundry room. Just bring your toothbrush and buy some groceries. The gas grill has a spare LP tank if you need to buy LP. Cable T.V and wireless internet are supplied. There is no phone, as most people bring their cell phones.

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