|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This unique, 15 acre, private open water estate has everything for your unforgettable Florida Keys vacation. The large 4 bedrooms/4.5 baths house comfortably sleeps 9. There are plenty of recreational activities for the family without leaving the property. Relax in the heated pool, play basketball, volley ball, take a walk on the private trails or kayak. A dock with electricity, water and fish cleaning table is available adjacent to the property with space for up to two 27' boats. When you are ready for nightlife take a 35 minute ride to Key West.
We had a very large group going for this trip. It was two families with kids ranging in age from 3 to 17. Both families are very active and love to be outdoors. The house and the surrounding grounds were perfect for us. We were able to jump on the boats and run out the Atlantic or stay on the Gulfside. The fishing at both bridges was great. Lower Keys Tackle set us up perfectly with rigs and baits.
Having the pool on site was perfect for those that were tired of being on the boat. The location served us well for everything from exploring Key West to Parasailing in Marathon.
The layout of the house worked out great and it was very comfortable. The spaciousness made sure that nobody got on each others nerves.
The kitchen was well appointed and was great for the nights that we decided to stay in and cook. For the nights that we ate out No Name Pub was great. A big thank you to Boondocks for feeding us very late one night after we got off the boats very late.
Michelle was great to work with and we look forward to staying here again someday. Thanks again for everything.
We were a group of 4 couples. This home was the perfect home for us. I am glad we stayed on Big Pine. The restaurants and grocery store were wonderful. It was a quick drive to key west. We were able to fish from the dock while others were sleeping. The beds were very comfortable and the home was well equipped. Everyone was very helpful. We will be back and book this home again.
WOW!!! LOOK NO FURTHER!!!! From the moment you enter the private drive to this 15 acre estate, you are surrounded by gorgeous and meticulously maintained grounds and lovely landscaping teeming with local birds and wildlife, including some VERY friendly Key deer. They greeted us as we unpacked and were a welcome and pleasant source of amusement during our stay. We arrived at night and Michelle was gracious enough to have the perimeter lights on which not only illuminated this beautiful house, but sure made for a welcoming arrival. We were impressed by the soaring ceilings, high quality and tasteful decorating, spacious layout, well stocked kitchen, and attention to detail that was on par with the finest hotels. It had been a long day, so we turned in on some very comfortable beds and everyone in our group slept well. What we awoke to was even more spectacular - the orange glow of a sunrise over Spanish Harbor revealed what we couldn't see in the dark. Sprawling grounds with basketball and beach volleyball courts, a young coconut grove framing neatly planned pathways leading to the boat harbor, a hidden canal with several very nice kayaks, and even a golf cart for the convenience of guests. It is an understatement to say that this place is grand. The pool is large, deep at one end, well appointed with lounges and floats, and is as spotless as everything else. My daughters and our German exchange student had found their paradise! We spent our days on the water - a short boat ride to the reefs or backcountry for some fishing - usually returning in the evening to the private boat harbor framed by beautiful coral pink Keys sunsets. The harbor was great, excellent access, nice fish station, convenient fresh water. We took day trips to Key West, Bahia Honda, and the Turtle Rescue, while the ladies enjoyed nearby shopping and casual lunches. The No Name Bar is close by either car or boat and dinner at the Square Grouper was amazing. As nice as this property looks in the pictures, I can honestly say that they do not do it justice. No disappointments and so well worth the price - nothing to do but relax in the warm Keys sunshine. We have rented in the Keys yearly, with the intention of always moving around to experience new places. We have always been fortunate enough to find great rentals, but this year I did something I've never done before. I re-booked before we even left. This property is everything it looks like and SOOOOOOO much more. Thank you!!!!!
My family and I have been making annual trips to the Keys for over 10 years. Each year we stay in a different location, but we have found a keeper with this rental. Michelle was a pleasure to work with from day 1. The rental is a beautiful estate. We especially loved everyone having their own bedrooms and bathrooms. My children (ages 3 & 7) enjoyed petting the key deer every morning and every evening. The pool was a huge hit and the biggest of any rental we've been in so far. The house was very clean and I was extremely impressed with the amenities that the house was stocked with. My family and I will be back next year!!! Thanks for everything Michelle!
Our stay at the Blue Heron was absolutely wonderful. We had families from Chicago and Oregon, with people from ages 12 to 54 teens/20's/30's/40's and 50's, and we had an amazing time. The house was everything we thought it would be from VRBO and so much more! The house is beautiful and spacious and super clean. 5 bathrooms was wonderful. The estate with the key deer eating out of our hands and geckos and more. The large built in pool was a hit, the kids and adults were in it 5-7 hours everyday. The views and the privacy of the 15 acres was enjoyed by all. We had some amazing games of volleyball too. We used the kayaks and went fishing. The house offers privacy for each room because every room has its own bathroom. The owners of Blue Heron are top notch and so professional... something that we had not experienced from renting from Schmitt realities in the Keys in the past. Michelle was quick and courteous in any questions we had. The location is a 10, the house was so comfortable for all our needs and we will definitely be back. The house is furnished very well and so clean (something that means a lot to us) It is decorated with beautiful and comfortable furnishings. We did many activities (swam with the dolphins, snorkeled, went to the Everglades, went to John Pennekamp state park, visited the Turtle Hospital and Key West many times, and played volleyball on the private court quite a bit too!) We love the location in Big Pine because it allows you to go north (east) or head West/South to key West, it is in a great location. Thank you for sharing your home with us, I would recommend staying here to anyone I know, and we will definitely be back. Thank you for giving us a great place to create great memories! It was a wonderful way to spend Christmas and New Years with our family and friends.
After a rocky start with miscommunication on both sides during booking, I was nervous about renting. Fortunately my family was so excited about this rental that I went through with it. The land is as spacious as the house which was very well kept and designed. The master bedroom is right next to the Kitchen- Dining - Living Room area. The other three bedrooms, each with their own bathroom, are on the other side. The pool is not as big as it looked in the pictures, but it was a refreshing escape from the heat!
The kayaks were used several times to explore the little islands and to look for Iguanas and Key Deer. Every time I looked at the volleyball court, I wished my team were staying here as well. Only thing missing at the house was books. I always carry too many with me on vacations (I got stopped at security on the way back), but I always enjoy perusing other house's book collections.
The house is 30 minutes from Key West, so we made a few trips into town. I always love going to the Key West Butterfly Conservatory, and I treated myself to Nailtini on Duval St. I got a Mani-Pedi and 3 Mimosas! We had dinner at Azur, and it was amazing (Lavender Crème Brule was the best).
More Locally, we had a nice dinner and game of mini-golf at Boondocks. We also ate several times at Springer's.
Thanks for a great family vacation!
5 Minutes from Bahia Honda State Park
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Lobster Mini Season
Jul 22 2017 - Jul 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
WEEK RENTAL STARTS AT $4600 DEPEND ON THE SEASON
Check-in 4 PM Check-out 11 AM
WEEK RENT RATE STARTS AT $4600. A refundable reservation/security deposit is needed to hold your dates. We accept major credit cards. Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.