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Big Pine Key peaceful retreat

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 28 nights


About the property

3bedroom/3 bath on canal

Sunrise Drive, the perfect 3 bedroom, 3 bath home for your stay in the keys. Its located in Tropical Estates, a quiet upper scale community with water access throughout. A perfect location if you are looking for a tranquil island setting but close to the fun as Key West is just 25 miles south. This home has 2 large bedrooms with new queen beds, one with an adjoining full bath, and a large room with 2 double beds with an adjoining full bath. The master bedroom has access to the screened in porch and the views of Palms thru the windows give it a perfect tropical feel. The screened in porch runs the length of the house over looking the canal. Manatees, sharks and barracudas can be seen on occasion as well as parrot fish, snapper and colorful coral. The living room has a sleeper sofa and seating for 6 comfortably with 55 inch TV and a blue ray player.

This home is decorated with the keys in mind, blues, greens and tropical decor will put you in that tropical mood. The house has been renovated top to bottom with porcalin tile, new kitchen and appliances. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need to cook your days catch. The large garage will keep your car cool during the day and also features electric doors, an extra freezer and refrigerator. You will also find bikes and a new propane grill for grilled grouper!!

Go ahead take a bike ride and enjoy the wildlife on Big Pine. Key Deer are everywhere. The local bait shop and marina are a short ride away and the famous No Name Pub is just blocks away and the pizza and beer are just what you need after a hard day of fishing.

This quiet guest retreat also has a fenced yard and a boat basin for your boat or maybe jet skis! A new Fish cleaning station!! The canal leads out to the Spanish Harbour and is a direct shot to the Bahia Honda Bridge or out back to the Gulf! For fantastic fishing the Reef is only minutes away and if you haven't visited Looe Key, it's a must!

More Details

Property Manager
Laura Lohr
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2017

About Laura Lohr

Origionally from Maryland, John and I have always loved the Keys. We started vacationing here in the 90's and knew at some point we would retire here. We had our eye on this house for a few years and when it came up for sale we were unprepared. Closing only took 9 months (it was a nightmare) and now we can enjoy the Keys in our own home. Since we are not ready to retire we decided to share it with you because we know how hard it is to find a nice rental centrally located. We hope you enjoy it as much as we have.

Laura Lohr purchased this house in 2014


Tropical Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , w/ access to porch and full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Close to 1/2 bath, access to porch
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , Access to full bath
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming


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(4 traveler reviews)

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Big Pine Key peaceful retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Away From It All

  • 5 of 5

This vacation home is in the perfect location for plenty of R&R away from it all where you find the usual crowded tourist areas. The neighborhood was very QUIET and PEACEFUL with plenty of places to ride bikes, and within walking distance of the famous No Name Pub. It was great to leave our boat in the water right on the canal in the backyard during the whole trip for quick access to fishing. The spacious layout gave us plenty of room for our family of 7. Our favorite spot was the screened in porch watching the numerous key deer come and go. Laura responded promptly to all communications. When we arrived late in the evening on our first night and discovered that the AC wouldn't come on, she had the repair service there first thing in the morning to have it resolved immediately. The house is beautiful with everything you could possibly need. The grocery store is a couple of minutes away, and the Bahia Honda beach is less than 10 minutes.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad everyone had a great time! Thanks for being so understanding about the a/c I have found a gem in the repair people! They respond quick!!! You are welcome back anytime! So nice to meet great people like yourselves!
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Sunshine wonderland!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful winter we had in Big Pine Key! The house was wonderfully decorated, filled with most everything we needed. It is within walking distance to the bridge to Name No Key, in the midst of a nature preserve and overlooking a beautiful canal. Wildlife abounded and I hear the fishing was great although we are not fishers. The outside screened in deck was a favorite perch most times of the day thanks to the overhead fans. The kitchen was well stocked for cooking and light entertaining. Short drive to Key West and Marathon for shopping and more restaurants. Can't wait to go back next year!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Home Base for exploring the Keys

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Laura for sharing your home with our family :) It was perfect for our family of 5 to spend Christmas in the Florida Keys . Everything but SNOW ! Plenty of room for everyone to have their privacy . We came to Scuba Dive , but Mother Nature decided to stir up the waters with high winds the week we were there . No worries....we found other things to do & had a great week. Our Grandson enjoyed making friends with the Key Deer. We hope to come back another time to explore the underwater adventures .

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Well, we really do not want to write a review on this property because we would like to keep it our little secret!! Lol! What I really would like to say is that we had the best time staying at this house and can't wait to come again next year!! The house was beautiful, super clean and recently remodeled. The furnishings are just right to give you that Key West Feel! The kitchen was great and had everything we needed and more to cook up our fresh catch. We also got plenty of use of the large gas grill and the extra refrigerator and freezer in the garage. The other nice feature was having a washer & dryer to use, to keep up with daily laundry. We brought our boat and it was very easy to launch at nearby boat ramp and only a short ride to the dock, right behind the house. How convenient to be able to jump in the boat and have open water right around the corner!! And the Key Deer that are all over the place made it a fun & new experience for the whole family. This is a place we can definitely see our family coming back to every summer and making more memories!!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that your family had a wonderful time! Anytime you want to visit us again just call!!
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Key West Int'l Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Tikki Bar
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Key West Express
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Key West Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Square Grouper
Nearest Ski
3000 Miles
Very far away!
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Bahia Honda
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $500

There will be a non-refundable credit card processing fee of .03%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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