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Dock Your Boat At Your Front Door II

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Little Torch Key House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6)

As the day dawns over Pine Channel and the spectacular sunrise greets you each morning it will be hard to decide where to have your first cup of coffee, the screened in porch or perhaps the L shaped dock with your boat secured and ready for a day of fishing, diving/snorkeling or exploring the Atlantic and Gulf waters. The dock has a fish table and running water to clean your catch when you return from the beautiful Keys waters.

This Gulf front stilt home with deep water access is a perfect getaway for up to six people (2 per bedroom). Exceeding this limit without the owner's permission will cause immediate eviction and forfeiture of all funds. You can bring your kayak,(or use the ones on site) hobie or windsurfer and enjoy the warm sunshine, tropical breezes and beautiful clean water right in your front yard.

Boating access is unsurpassed, only minutes to American Shoal and the reef with Looe Key Marine Sanctuary or if you prefer the back country, Contents Key and world class fly fishing are all nearby.

The cement L shaped dock can keep your boat secure during your stay. Kayaks, available one single and one double.

Tropically decorated, this three bedroom two bath house is uniquely designed. Two bedrooms have queen size beds and one bedroom has two twins. The house has central AC.

The fully furnished kitchen has an icemaker on the refrigerator, electric stove, dishwasher, blender, and coffee maker. Washer and dryer are in the bedroom closet for your convenience. Wireless internet service is included. Grocery shopping, marinas, boat rentals, and restaurants are minutes away. Key West, a twenty-seven mile drive, offers unique shops, gourmet restaurants, exciting nightlife and a touch of history.

For larger groups you can rent our VRBO #46707 which is right next door. Our 2 beautiful waterfront homes on Barry Ave Little Torch Key can sleep up to 12 guests.


Keywords: Water front

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Nancy Gladding
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
November 30, 2016
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About Nancy Gladding

Owner Description We love to share our 'Little Piece of Paradise'. When we spend time at our second home with family and friends we love to fish, windsurf, and bird watch. The Florida Keys is uniquely beautiful and a treasured spot to be enjoyed and protected


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Dock Your Boat At Your Front Door II
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We just had a great stay on Little Torch Key! They house was nice and really clean, the kitchen has recently had a remodel and is much nicer than the pictures! We hope we get to come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house - great view!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the Starfish House with our 2 kids over Thanksgiving. Booking was trouble free. Nancy was very responsive and answered all of our questions quickly.

The house was beautiful. Kitchen and bathrooms have been updated and beds were comfortable. The wrap around screen porch was fantastic - beautiful views, enjoyed watching the sunrise and just relaxing and enjoying the breeze. The kitchen had everything we needed. It was quite windy when we were there so opted out of using the dock and kayaks, but in less windy conditions are great to have available.

We found the location very convenient. We made the scenic drive down to Key West a couple of times and then the other direction to Bahia Honda and Marathon to the Turtle Hospital. Grocery shopping was also nearby on the neighboring key.

Highly Recommend! Thanks Nancy!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house in a great spot!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful house and property, and the owners Nancy and Bob could not have been nicer or easier to rent from. Little Torch Key is a low-key little island about a half hour from Key West. My family of four loved it. Starfish House was just about perfect: spotlessly clean, spacious, light, and well equipped. Even nicer than the photos. The kitchen area has just been redone with white cabinets and green granite counters. We joked that everything else in the house seemed brand new too. The wrap around screened porch is a great place to hang out both day and night, and the big back lawn leading to the very private dock was fabulous. We loved waking up to that wide open water view. A great vacation. Hopefully we will be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Scott & Cindy

  • 5 of 5

My husband surprised me with a trip to the Florida Keys for our 30th wedding Anniversary - staying at The Starfish House was amazing - from the breeze flowing through the house to the beautiful views from the porch of the water. Beautifully decorated and a very well equipped kitchen made us not want to leave! Our days were spent snorkeling and kayaking and watching starfish in the water and iguanas basking in the sun. Bob and Nancy are amazing - we will miss them and The Starfish House greatly!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to returning guests. We have developed friendships with many of our guests and enjoy sharing our knowledge and special spots to experience the beauty of the FL Keys. Bird Watching is one of our passions!
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Paradise found!

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with the house the minute we walked in the door. The house was clean, cozy, well decorated and more than we expected. Better than the pictures!! Nancy Gladding was such an amazing host; she made the entire process run smoothly. Nancy even accommodated us for an additional night at the last minute.

The day we left we vowed that we would come back and this would be the place we stayed. It was a bit heartbreaking to leave as we had such a great time and felt so at home here.

I've already recommended this home to family and friends; especially my brother who typically stays next door at Parmer's Resort. This home is a much better value for the money than Parmers.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love to share our second home and try and meet our guests needs when ever possible. The beauty of the FL Keys is exceptional and the location of our home is a perfect spot. So glad you had an extra day. It's always hard to leave paradise.
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Nearest Airport
28.5 Miles
Key West International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Kiki's Sandbar
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Bahia Honda State Park

Located at Mile Marker 28.5 on Us 1 Gulf Side.

Rates & Availability

Little Torch Key House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas/New Years
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.5%

For Larger Groups Our VRBO # 46707 is Located Right Next Door.
Dates Available: Year Round.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Little Torch Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 -
    Full 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom has a queen size bed and large sitting area with a computer desk with a private bath. Second bedroom has a washer and dryer in the closet and the third bedroom has two twins and share the bathroom with a large walk in shower
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Other Activities: Key West is a close 28 miles. Enjoy shopping, dining, sight seeing,and night life.. Other Amenities: Deep water dockage with 6-8' depth. Channel to get into boat basin 3' at high tide and 1 1/2' at low tide., open water with access to both gulf and Atlantic. Ideal for flats boats and center consoles.

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