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Beautiful Waterfront Single Family Home - 5 miles from Key West

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,750 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 28 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.

More Details

Yiliam Eldridge
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

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 Key West

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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Key West House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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
  • 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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Beautiful Waterfront Single Family Home - 5 miles from Key West
average rating of 4.8433733 based on 88 reviews

Absolutely beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

Spent 7 amazing days in sunny Key West. This home was amazing. In a quiet neighborhood not far from all of the festivities. Our entire family loved this house. The house is beautifully decorated, great space to spend time together as well as roomie enough if everyone needed some space. Loved having coffee on the deck, feeding the fish and very friendly neighbors. We would go back in a heartbeat. Yillian was fantastic to deal with and she provided all the amenities needed to make our visit feel like home. Anyone looking for that special place to stay in the Keys ~ don't overlook this opportunity. Definitely will be back. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely quiet home

  • 4 of 5

We had a very nice stay. The neighborhood is quiet and peaceful and only minutes from Key West and good restaurants. It comfortably sleeps 6 and has more than adequate towels and kitchen ware. The area surrounding this neighborhood is commercial and some storm debris still needs to be hauled off the street, but the view out back is very beautiful. There is a nice deck and a grill and table below the deck. Plenty of room for all of us to enjoy the outdoors. The spiral staircase is an interesting touch but hard to bring suitcases up. We figured out the best way is to bring them up the deck and through the master bedroom.

On the needs improvement side: The VRBO website contains a contract with a wrong address for the owners. This caused considerable confusion and some letters and checks sent to this wrong address which have hopefully been discarded. If this has not been corrected, I would suggest contacting the owners before sending anything through the mail. They were quite helpful when I contacted them and gave us good restaurant suggestions as well.

There are a few minor repairs needed: screen door from master bedroom to the deck is off the track and looks to be missing the wheels, there are a few wall dings (did not affect enjoyment of place), dishes have seen better days and drainboard for dish rack is missing.

You may want to note that the washer and dryer are not large capacity and get the towels all washed the day before so that all you have to wash on the day of departure are the sheets. It is hard to make the 10:00 departure deadline otherwise.

In general though, we had a very nice visit to the Keys. We have been home a week and a half however and still need to hear our $500 security deposit has been returned.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location, quiet, clean, detail-oriented, available owner, close to airport & Old Town

  • 5 of 5

We loved being 7 miles & 15 mins N of all the busy-ness for our stay. The owner has addressed details like beach towels, bikes, chairs by the canal, grill, spices, linens, etc. Every question I had she had a prompt answer. We highly recommend this location!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice and quiet, close to Key West

  • 5 of 5

We had a great trip and enjoyed our stay. Everything was nicely setup, clean and lots of space.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect house!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice house! Close to KW but far enough away for quietness. Owner immediately responds to any questions or concerns. Plenty of room for two large trucks and a boat tucked in behind the gate. House is very clean and well stocked. Neighbors are friendly too! Already booked for next year.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice quiet home with an awesome canal in back.

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time. The property is a bit out of Key West so we enjoyed quiet evenings but close enough to easily do all the Key West stuff. The owner was very helpful. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is a minor issue with the hardwood floor that could be a tripping issue for older folks (my 77 year old mother almost fell over a slight rise/bubble in the living room floor).

BTW, the canal is like having an aquarium in the backyard and we caught lots of fish there.

Also, if you are bringing your boat it is a difficult entry to the canal. Study your charts carefully and approach on a high but falling tide (at least the first time). Better yet, ask the friendly neighbors to the north for their son to go with you the first time (maybe give him a few $). I didn't do either and ran my boat aground the first time. After the first time it is no big deal though.

Again, nice place and our family had a great time!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

Rates may be higher for special events. Booking in not confirmed until deposit is received. As this is our second home, we reserve the right top screen our guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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