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Duck Key Villa on Tom's Harbor - Unbeatable Sunsets!

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom

This Villa is located on Duck Key with Tom’s Harbor at your back door where you can relax and overlook the water from the first or second floor patio, or enjoy the water directly from your Villa by walking just a few steps where boats, jets skis, paddleboards, and kayaks may be anchored. Boat dockage may be rented from Hawk’s Cay Marina on Duck Key or Grassy Key Marina which is two miles south from Duck Key.

Duck Key is located in the middle of the Florida Keys at Mile Marker 61, between Islamorada and Marathon, approximately two hours from the Miami or Fort Lauderdale Airports. Key West is about one hour south from the Villa.

This Villa is a Conch style townhome with a full kitchen supplied with utensils and cookware to be used during your stay; dining area; living room on the first floor with a TV, satellite cable access, DVD player, and wireless internet access; and direct ocean access to Tom’s Harbor from the first floor patio.

There are two bedrooms and two bathrooms located on the second floor with queen sized beds. Each bedroom has full size bathroom is attached to each bedroom. There is NOT a bathroom on the first floor. This unit is perfect for four people, two in each bedroom. There is however, a sleeper sofa that will accommodate two people. No more than six people maximum are permitted to occupy this rental.

The master bedroom has a patio with a beautiful view overlooking Tom’s Harbor. There are queen size beds in each bedroom, with a TV and satellite cable access. There is a clothes washer and dryer on the first floor. Linens, bath, and beach towels are provided for use during your stay.

The beautiful Hawks Cay Marina are located on Duck Key and is in walking distance from this beautiful Villa. The Marina offers every activity that you could want, to include rentals for kayaks, paddleboards, and jet skis. Scuba diving, snorkeling, and fishing are also available. No need to drive anywhere, just walk across Duck Key Drive and you are at the beautiful Hawks Cay Marina.

We do not participate in the Hawks Cay Resort Rental Management Program, which allows us to offer our villa at reduced rental prices. Consequently, the resort imposes restrictions to their facilities, including the pools. Bar and poolside food and drink service is restricted for non-resort guests. If your vacation plans are to primarily spend time at the resort pool/lagoon, receive poolside and bar service, or use the tennis courts, we recommend reserving your stay with the resort.

The Dolphin Connection, and all of the exciting Marina services are available to our guests and must be paid for at the time of service. No charges may be made to the Villa.

More Details

Jan Dempsey Simkins
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2017

About Jan Dempsey Simkins

Natives of the west and mid-west regions, but love Florida and the Florida Keys enough to retire here. Both love scuba diving, kayaking, fishing, and bicycling.

Jan Dempsey Simkins purchased this villa in 2013

Why Jan Dempsey Simkins chose Central Florida Keys

This property was our home away from home until we retired and now currently live in the Florida Keys. We traveled frequently to this location to vacation and enjoy all that the Florida Keys had to offer. We have worked hard to make this Villa our home, and strive to make this Villa a home for each of our guests while enjoying their vacations.

What makes this villa unique

This Villa is steps from the beautiful Tom's Harbor. Everything you could wish to do is right out your back door. Swimming, fishing, paddle boarding, kayaking, boating, and jet skiing, just to name a few. The sunsets are amazing every night and can be enjoyed from our back patio.

The town of Marathon is ten minutes away with charter facilities of every sort as well. The options are endless for this this middle keys villa.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family and I very much enjoyed our two night stay in your rental at the end of March.

My only suggestion would be to make the living room couch into a sleeper sofa. My tween/teen did NOT want to share the queen bed in one of the bedrooms, so my son slept on the couch. A sleeper sofa would have made it more comfy for him.
Mar 2013
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Duck Key Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 1 -
  • Two full size bathrooms are attached to each bedroom located on the second floor. There is NOT a bathroom located on the first floor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • There are two bedrooms and two bathrooms located on the second floor; each full size bathroom is attached to each bedroom. The master bedroom has a patio with a beautiful view overlooking Tom’s Harbor. There are queen size beds in each bedroom, with a TV and satellite cable access. Both beds have new pillow top beds, and a sofa sleeper.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
A safe is provided for guests to lock their personal belongings. This safe is large enough to place items of value to include a laptop computer. Many guests inquire regarding a outdoor grill. Unfortunately, there is no grilling allowed on the property in accordance with home owner association guidelines. However, there are charcoal grills available for our guests to use at the Hawks Cay Marina, which is directly across from the Villa.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Duck Key Villa on Tom's Harbor - Unbeatable Sunsets!
average rating of 4.768421 based on 96 reviews

Sunset villa

  • 5 of 5

Great villa wonderful sunsets nice owners

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable and pleasant

  • 5 of 5

The condo was comfortable and clean and had everything we needed for a great vacation with friends. We found the location midway down the Keys was perfect for taking advantage of activities to the north and the south.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sherwood Park, Alberta

Lovely serene property

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay @ Duck Key. Time went too quickly and would love to someday return.

If you are planning to cook in, do pack some basic spices.

The beds are very comfortable, view to die for and location is easy to find.

Only had one minor problem with the smoke detector buzzing through the night due to low batteries on the cathedral ceiling in the bedroom; which could have been a major issue- had my husband not been clever.

Overall, I would reccommend this property.

Note to owner; The unit needs a new coffee pot. The existing one brews far too slow and is too small for 4 adults.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and providing the information about the smoke detector and the coffee pot. We did locate the smoke detector on the kitchen counter upon your departure. Had we known, we could have replaced the battery immediately. I apologize for any inconvenience that may have caused you. That battery has since been replaced. Also, we will address the coffee pot. This is the first report of it brewing slowly, it does sound like it time for a new coffee pot. Thank you for this information, and we do hope that you return to our Villa on your next trip to the Florida Keys.
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Bessemer City, NC

Wow! Great time!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property and great central location, had a great time

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property, in a gorgeous location!

  • 5 of 5

Such a charming Keys-style villa, with a calm

a calm and peaceful setting and beautiful water views. Condo was well stocked with everything we needed, and is very well managed! Great location for visiting the Keys, or for recharging your soul!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We enjoy the comfort and convenience of this villa so much we keep coming back every year. There is so much to do and explore or just relax and soak up the beauty around you.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Duck Key Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 3 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 30 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 5 2017 - Jul 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mini Lobster
Jul 23 2017 - Jul 29 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jul 30 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
Jan 2 2018 - May 24 2018
2 night minimum stay
May 25 2018 - May 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 12.5%

Cancelations may be made without penalty if made at least thirty days prior to the scheduled stay. Monthly rental cancelations must be made at least sixty days in advance without penalty. The cancelation policy is outlined in the rental agreement. Absolutely no more than six persons may reside in this rental under this agreement. Absolutely no smoking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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2 Miles
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Nearest Golf
7.5 Miles
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Nearest Restaurant
4.5 Miles
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11 Miles
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