Casa Verde - the open water views from every room of this gorgeous home will leave you breathless! This is truly an escape from the hustle bustle.
Located on direct open water in a very quiet neighborhood, you can enjoy many resort activities - without ever leaving home! Snorkel, fish, or swim right off the deck, in the warm, crystal-clear waters of the Florida Keys. Or, you may choose to lounge or swim in the waterfront, 30-foot by 15-foot, heated pool. The view from the screened in porch is also stunning and barbecuing or simply enjoying the heavenly breezes in one of two hammocks is a relaxing end to the day. Watching the sunset from the deck or lying in a lounge chair under the stars is a great way to really unwind.
Our home is very spacious and is appointed with the highest quality, Tommy Bahama furniture.
As our home has an ample sea wall, you may choose to bring your own boat. You will be glad you did - exploring the Lower Keys Back Country is unforgettable. Canoes are available for rent at the Sugarloaf Lodge less than a mile away, so, even without a boat you can view the native Florida birds and marine life up close.
When you need some more action you can drive the scenic 20 minutes to Key West, which boasts fabulous restaurants, nightlife, museums, historic buildings, and tons of unique charm!
Our family's love for Casa Verde is evident in the care that has gone into providing you with the very best vacation home. We hope you love our home as much as we do.
This property is a perfect place to stay to explore the sites of the Keys and to enjoy the beautiful water and breezes of Sugarloaf Key. There are grocery stores, and restaurants within easy and quick drives, plus several State Parks to visit. The house was very clean and well equipped with linens, cooking utensils, glasses, etc. The views from the upper living areas are wonderful. On that level are three bedrooms and two baths plus a large living room, dining area and kitchen with a bar abs large pantry. All of the rooms have ceiling fans in addition to the a/c system. There are TVs in each of the bedrooms plus one in the living area. Furniture is comfortable. Lovely porch off the living room for watching the sun set with a walkway that connects to each of the bedrooms. The grounds are well maintained. The pool is a nice size and has sun coverage for several hours (in late Feb.). Was a bit chilly and could not figure out about the heater but was overall fine. There is a cabana right on the water with a grill, table and chairs, ceiling fan and super water view. Also on the ground level is a screened in area with a hot tub that appeared not to be working for some period of time and a tiled area with comfortable furniture. There is another room and bath down there but it also appeared to have been not used in a long time. I expect that that may be the 3rd bath in the VRBO advertisement. There were just two of us, so we did not need the third bath or the additional bedroom but would have been a bit disappointed if we had. Lots of small things that could be fixed pretty quickly would make a much better first impression- burned out lights on exterior not to be changed without a screwdriver that we did not bring; paddles for kayaks and life jackets; instructions for how to heat the pool. We will come back next year if we can get a reservation. Things that we loved when we could make ourselves leave the house: flight to Dry Tortugas for the day; Turtle Hospital; Butterfly Sanctuary; Kermits Key Lime Pie; Salute's Restaurant on the beach; Mangove Mama's; Square Grouper; Publix for groceries; walks and drives on Sugarloaf Key and sitting in the sun looking out over the water in a most peaceful setting.
Our hostess was very helpful and responsive by email and text. Thank you, Colette.
This house is a definite winner for the waterfront view and private pool on the water. The pool had a heating issue which was responded to within 2 days by the pool guy, but the fix didn't last but a few hours, so in cooler months this would be detrimental to the use of the pool. We never could get the hot tub working, it needed water, which we added, but was in definite need of cleaning and chemicals. We appreciated having pool towels provided and lots of outdoor chairs. Inside conditions are adequate (although things like lamp shades and upholstered chairs are badly sun/age damaged). We did not realize the 3rd bath is actually off the lower pool level (and definitely would not consider it a full bathroom, and only accessible from the outside lower porch) and is not part of the main house/bedrooms. 2 couples of our party had to share a hall bathroom which was unexpected. Similar comment as others with broken kayak paddle and a leaky boat. Working lights on the outside entrance steps would improve safety. We are experienced Keys renters and would return to this property for the outside setting, but only using 2 of the 3 bedrooms for adults.
This is the second year we have stayed at this house. It is such a wonderful location and wonderful house. Plenty of space and so much to do. The pool is perfect for our kids and they love fishing off the deck around the property. It's a quick drive down to Key West which makes for a fun day and evening out. I'd highly recommend this location for anyone looking like a nice vacation spot. Hoping we get to do it again next year!!!
We enjoyed the water view, the pool, and the peaceful great location close enough to Key West. Parts of the house is in need of some repair: screens of the screen patio, a light in the gazebo, and a fan on/off chains on the second floor porch. None of these items distracted from the good time. We could turn on the jacuzze blower but could not get it to heat the water. The pool water temp was very comfortable.
The listing description was accurate regarding the location, layout, amenities of the property. The beds were comfortable and linens, towels etc. were clean and adequate in number.
I would recomend this property to others.
My husband and 2 sons (24 and 26) spent our Christmas vacation at this perfect ocean front home! The views are more spectacular then the photos show! The best extra is the heated pool. We usually like to explore new destinations but It was very hard to pull ourselves away front this Mecca. We spent New Years on Duval street (a must do) just a short 20 minute ride down to Key West. Directly across the street is a small airport where my oldest son did his first sky dive! We rented a 26ft boat and was able to dock it right in front of the property. Spent several hours enjoying the keys fishing and diving! Snorkeling off sea wall harvested spiny lobster for our dinners on the outside grill watching the peaceful, AMAZING sunsets. I cannot say enough about this home. Very well equipped with kitchen items and the beds were SO comfortable! On your way to your dream vacation you will need to stop at Winn Dixie On Big Pine Key for your food, drink, and all sundries including paper products, soaps, salt and pepper and plastic cups!! Collette is always just a few minutes away via phone or text if you have any questions or concerns! We will definitely return for another vacation that we rank as one of our best, if not THE BEST ever!!!