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Affordable 1 & 2 Bedroom Open Waterfront Rentals w/Dockage & Ramp

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

Villa, 1 Bedroom (Sleeps 2); 2 Bedroom (Sleeps 4)

Sunset Villas, located on a small quaint island called Conch Key (mile marker 63 - between Marathon and Islamorada), offers quality, affordable OPEN WATERFRONT vacation rentals. Our one or two bedroom villas have complimentary deep-water dockage (park your boat right in front of your villa!) and use of our on-site boat ramp. Located just west of Long Key Channel, you can be in the Atlantic Ocean in 5 minutes for fishing, lobstering, snorkeling and diving. We also offer discounted fishing packages in the off season and can refer you to local boat rentals or dive/snorkel charters. Please note that we do not allow Jet Skis at our location.

The one bedroom (700 square feet) has a King size bed as well as a pull-out futon. The two bedroom (900 square feet) has a king size bed in one bedroom and two double beds in the other bedroom, as well as a futon in the living room. Each villa has a spacious living & dining area and a full size kitchen. We know you will be very happy with the size and quality of our accommodations.

We provide our guests with a comfortable outdoor area, which includes a gas grill, hammock, a tree top deck, and two bicycles for touring the island and fishing bridge. We also have an ocean kayak available for guest use free of charge! We have swim ladders from our docks for snorkeling and swimming in the clear waters that surround our location.

Give us a call, send us an email or visit our website: - we think we are the best OPEN WATERFRONT vacation rental around!

Please note that we do our best to maintain the online calendar, but please call to double check availability information. Since the online calendar refers to both of our villas a quick call or e-mail is needed to determine whether the 1-bedroom or 2-bedroom is available for your dates of interest. Please recognize standard rates and off season rates given in the "automatic quotes" are for 1-bedroom villa only. 2-bedroom off season (mid-Aug. to mid-Dec.) rates are $160/night or $995/wk and $200/night or $1,295/wk in season (mid-Dec. to mid-Aug.).

***We currently have our upstairs 1-bedroom available for seasonal monthly rental (January through March or April). Please call us for an appointment to come have a look at the Crow's Nest. Pictures and a description of The Crow's Nest is available at ***

Regulatory Note: Sunset Villas is a multifamily building that provides 24 hour on-site management. We are located in CFSD 16 and operate with Planning Director, Marlene Conaway's approval under Section 130-79(j) and exemption 134-1(b) of the Monroe County Land Development Code. The property was formerly operated as Harry's Fishing Lodge, which was established in 1961.

Keywords: Open Waterfront

More Details

Bill and Katrina Wiatt
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2017

About Bill and Katrina Wiatt

Sunset Villas, which was formerly known and operated as Harry's Fishing Lodge, is owned and operated by Capt. Bill and Katrina Wiatt. Bill and Katrina met at Virginia Tech in the '80s, lived in Texas during the '90s, then 'kicked the corporate life' and purchased this beautiful Conch Key property in 1998.

Bill and Katrina Wiatt purchased this villa in 1998

Why Bill and Katrina Wiatt chose Central Florida Keys

Location, Location, Location! Bill had the vision within 5 minutes of walking on to this property ... and Sunset Villas was born soon after. Boaters, water lovers and fishermen alike keep coming back, year after year, to enjoy our piece of paradise on Conch Key - it is truly a Place for the Chosen View.

What makes this villa unique

Sunset Villas on Conch Key offers some of the most fabulous OPEN WATER sunset views in the entire Florida Keys! We literally can see the sunset 365 days of the year ... each and every one is unique and special in its' own way. We also have boat dockage directly on the Gulf of Mexico with access to the Atlantic Ocean in less than 5 minutes via the Long Key Channel Bridge. Conch Key still has the feel of the 'old-time' Keys, so come and visit and see why we have over 85% return customers staying with us.


Conch Key Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Both of our bathrooms are equipped with two sinks.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds, Double Beds (2 in 2-bedroom), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon in living areas
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Boat Ramp On-Site, Boat Dockage Included, Swim Ladders, Bicycles, Ocean Kayak


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Affordable 1 & 2 Bedroom Open Waterfront Rentals w/Dockage & Ramp
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
Jonestown, Texas

Amazing location - Amazing hospitality! Great Value!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have stayed on Conch Key before but this was our first time at Sunset Villas. First let me say that it is aptly named -- There's probably no place in the keys more beautiful for viewing the sunset. The huge deck area, which is just outside your door, is perfectly situated for watching the sunset every evening, and the Wiatt's have provided many seating arrangements for you -- waterside, hammock, crow's nest, or simply looking out your door. So lovely.

The tandem kayak is very stable and an enjoyable way to explore the area - we found a large lobster colony along the highway in the rocks below - they were so cute! And Katrina gave us plenty of info to keep us out of trouble on the water. The bikes were also fun, as you have a little store a couple of blocks away - just ride the bike over to pick up what you need. We also rode the bikes north across the pedestrian bridge toward Layton -- the crabs all along the Overseas Highway Trail were so fun to watch.

We only ate out 2 times -- the day we arrived and the night before we left because we caught so many fish right off the dock at Sunset Villas that we were able to have fresh fish every day while we were there. On Wednesday, we went out fishing with Captain Dan and had an awesome time! He recommended that we eat at Habanos in Islamorada and it did not disappoint! (they'll also cook your catch for you).

the rest of our time was spent snorkeling right around the sea wall at Sunset Villas and also at Bahia Honda State Park - well worth the $$ and the drive down to explore. The swimming area may seem a little crowded but it doesn't scare the fish away. You'll still have a great snorkeling experience there.

just one last thing -- we stayed in the Captain's quarter (1 br) -- the apartment was spotless, with 2 entry doors which both have a table and chairs right out the door and water views on both sides. The bed was very comfortable, the laundry is available 5 steps out your door. The kitchen had most everything you'd need for preparing your meals there, including a steamer basket(!) and a big pot for cooking lobsters. There is no more beautiful and reasonably priced vacation rental in the Keys! Katrina and Bill provide many things you need to enjoy your outings without having to buy extra stuff while you're there, like coolers and water toys. They also have fishing poles -- just bring your reels.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what we expected and SO MUCH MORE!

  • 5 of 5

I'm late in providing a review from our stay but I just wanted to let everyone know that we loved this place! Bill and Katrina were SUPER friendly. The sunsets were beautiful! The Captain's Quarters was very clean and perfect for my husband and I. We loved how close we were to everything, yet how nice and peaceful it was here.

It's definitely a place to "unplug" from your busy life and "reconnect" with what life is all about.

I know this isn't very detailed but if you are considering this rental - DO IT, YOU WON'T REGRET IT!

ps...I clicked for ages 55+ but I am 41 and my hubby is 43...WE LOVED IT.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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summerdale, alabama, gulf coast alabama

Just wonderfull !!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the flagship and it surpassed our expectations. Every thing inside and out was clean and perfect. Everyone was so friendly and nice! We really did not want to leave. On the property there were so many spots to relax and just enjoy the view. With the boat launch on the property it could not be anymore accommodating and the dock where our boat set was only steps away. Restaurants, shopping , and grocery store where close and easy to get too. Cant wait to go back!!

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We Didn't Want to Leave!

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a quiet hideaway in the keys this is absolutely the perfect place. Beautiful water with the most beautiful sunsets! We stayed in the Captain's Quarters and it was perfect for two. Very spacious, very clean; a wonderful get-a-way with the conveniences of home. We brought our boat and it was so nice to be literally just steps away to the dock from our villa. Islamorada and Marathon are also conveniently close for shops and restaurants. The decks, hammock and quiet atmosphere were what we enjoyed the most! Choose Sunset Villas and unplug! Loved it! Thank you Katrina and Bill for sharing an amazing piece of paradise!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Savannah, GA

Wonderful Keys Destination

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted with the spotlessly clean, well equipped and comfortable Captain's Quarters one-bedroom unit. Can't imagine a better spot, especially at such an attractive rental rate. Enjoyed breakfasts and sunset dinners on the flower-encircled, water-view patio just outside the unit's front door. Katrina and Bill are personable, live-in owners more than willing to provide guests with restaurant and attraction recommendations, and very, very experienced fishing and boating guidance. Convenient middle-Keys location. We hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing, Secluded What the Keys are all about! No Worries!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in The Captain's Quarters a Very clean Large well equipped 1 Bdr. Apt. steps away from the water. Very Tropical quiet place with many of places to sit and relax on the lounge chairs, hammock, Covered Bar & upper deck. We watched the sunset and relaxed. Located just a short drive between Marathon & Islamorada. Nice little fishing pier & Boat dock just outside your door weather did not cooperate the week we were there it was small craft warnings so we didn't get rent a small boat for a few days. But Bill set us up with Dave that also lives on Conch Key and made it out on his boat for a great day on the water. We Can't wait till or next visit! Thanks Bill & Katrina Hope to see ya next Dec. Rob & Sherry

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
62 Miles
Key West
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Hawks Cay Resort
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Hawk's Cay REsort
Car: necessary



Rates & Availability

Conch Key Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
1-Bedroom In Season
Mar 25 2017 - Aug 19 2017
5 night minimum stay
1 bedroom Off Season
Aug 20 2017 - Dec 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $60 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

Standard rates are for 1-bedroom villa only. 2-bedroom off season (mid-Aug. to mid-Dec.) rates are $160/night or $995/wk and $200/night or $1,295/wk in season (mid-Dec. to mid-Aug.). Minimum stay and Holiday rates (weekly minimum and a $100 uptick in weekly rate) apply during holidays and special events including mini-lobster season, the first two weeks of regular lobster season, Christmas and New Years. Additionally, our minimum stay during the months of January, February and March is two weeks, Saturday to Saturday.

Rates are subject to change without notice. A 50% deposit of the rental rate is required to confirm a reservation with the balance due upon arrival. Checks and major Credit Cards are accepted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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