|Minimum Stay||30 nights|
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This spacious home is great for 3 couples with three different, private balconies above the mangroves. (When you rent this house and the neighbor's house VRBO# 311775, there is room for 6 couples!) The view is breathtaking. It is one mile off route A1, the first house at the opening of a deep water canal facing the ocean; there is easy access to the Gulf; the dock accommodates 2 boats.
Keywords: closest mainland house to Looe Key Sanctuary; great deep water canal + dock.
I am a marine geophysicist who designed and built this unique house.
The Owner purchased this house in 1989
The dolphin fish + lobster are plentiful; scuba diving is great in the Newfound Harbor Sanctuary. The water is much clearer, the reefs are in better shape + less crowded than in the upper keys.
There is lots of cultural and sporting events in the area.
We are next to 3 tidal lakes with blue crabs in them. The osprey, heron, iguana + key deer are visible daily. Just relaxing on the balcony is wonderful.
We have a small picnic island just out the canal where locals gather. Free live entertainment is occasionally provided.
We are a short boat ride to the international resort, 'Little Palm Island.'
I tried to hit 5 star but, for some reason, nothing happened when I chose it.
My family and I spent our first stay on Ramrod at this home.(Usually stay on Big Pine). Most enjoyable was easy access to the deep water. We were able to wrangle lobsters a half mile from the house! I would recommend this place to anyone who wants to enjoy the water and have easy access to all the water activities. Good for couple with or without children. My grandson caught fish right off the dock. The home is a very casual laid back place where we felt comfortable and at home. Enjoyed the Tiki Bar right at the end of the road. Also, convenient access to all diving supplies. Comfortable beds, plenty of seating, lovely balconies.....nothing more to ask for. Thank you for allowing us to stay. My sweet Jack (our 4 legged child) loved chasing iguanas!!
A group of us decided on this home because we wanted easy boat access to open water and some privacy. When we arrived, we were quite pleased with the location and cleanliness as well.
We were focused on boating, fishing, diving and drinking- so not being on Key West's back porch was a plus (a half hour away). We had a blast fishing for small fish off the dock and were a little ticked that lobster were out of season- they were everywhere.
The only bad thing I can say is that it was a beast mooring our 20' boat when the wind was blowing >10 out of the east. That dock is in a little wind tunnel.
We highly recommend this little slice of paradise for families, couples and friends.
Just spent a week here with my husband and grown children. We loved the home and location. My brother had rented a home on the other side of channel so we would kayak and swim and jet ski between homes it was great. Wonderful place to have family time relax and enjoy the beautiful water of the keys . Snorkeling was amazing at Looe Key. Planning on going back next year. Thanks Peg for your kindness next year I hope we can have that snorkel trip together.
This listing met my expectations and then some. We have been comming down for mini lobster season for years and this place was great. Just up the road is a Tiki bar one can walk to. The dock handled a 27 foot boat with ease. We were a party of 4 adults with 3 kids and found the listing very comfortable. Easy access to load and offload the boat at a local ramp for free. Peg could not have been easier to deal with and was very accessable by phone / email. We had such a good time we booked already for next mini season. Not to brag but we limited out on the 1'st day by 10:30. Views, comfort, key life style and hospitality what more can you ask for! Thanks again Peg.
I have been coming to this house for about 10 years and every time there is improvements
The TV upgrade was nice a couple years ago and the living room furniture was changed out.
Water is not an issue, even with a group in the house. Between showering, rinsing gear, etc, never ran out of water even in the middle of a drought.
The cleaning crew has always done a good job of having the house clean on arrival.
They have also been fair when we left the house a mess, which isn't nice to do but we were in a hurry to leave a couple of times.
This the kind of place where you go to get in touch with Florida keys living. Comfortable house with great views. I come to this listing to keep me going at work until I have the chance to come back!
Mangroves are part of the keys, no getting rid of them.
Maybe diver10 should stay at the Sheraton in Key West
Stayed at the home for the week of July 4th. The owner seems nice enough, but be forewarned that the cleaning company used for this house is very nit picky. We mopped floors, did all the laundry as asked, and still there were some very minor basic cleaning tasks that were cited so that more of our deposit was kept.
Overall, the house is pretty average. It hasn't seen any updating since the 80's probably, there's no cable for the TV, and it runs off a cistern water collection system (rain water) which isn't advertised. So if there's no storms while you're there, you may run out of water. A lot of the views from the balconies are obstructed by mangroves.
Just be aware of the issues. Its ok for diving.
scuba diving boat 1 mile down the canal with easy access to Looe Key Underwater Sanctuary + deep wrecks, near 'Dolphin Marina', near 'No Name Pub', 25 minutes to Key West or Marathon airports
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My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Cleaning fees are usually $175. Pets require $200 + up.
The deposit is required to make the reservation. Half the rent is due 2 months prior + the balance is due 2 weeks prior to check in.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.