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Kristin Kistler

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Explore the Keys! Canal Front Property - Beautiful Sunsets

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 15 nights

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Big Pine Key House Rental Photos and Description

house 2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 6

Conveniently located 10 miles from Bahia Honda State Park, 26 miles from Key West, 17 miles from Marathon, washer and dryer, dishwasher, microwave and oven/stove, direct tv, BBQ grill, outdoor shower, 2 car parking, in a quiet safe neighborhood. 52' HDTV inside and 32' LCD on back porch.

Enjoy a quiet morning on the back porch with your coffee or a beautiful sunset in the evening with a glass of wine. Kayak from the back yard during the day or enjoy a cool swim.

Sleep comfortably on a king size bed and enjoy a spacious walk-in closet and attached bathroom. The second bedroom offers two twin size beds and a large closet.

Enjoy exploring the keys during the day and relaxing around the house in the evening!

  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Kristin Kistler (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english


based on 6 traveler reviews

Explore the Keys! Canal Front Property - Beautiful Sunsets
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Spacious, comfortable and conveniently located

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the house from June 28 to July 28. The booking process worker well, and owners always responded quickly to our questions before arrival. On arrival, we were pleasantly surprised, the house is better than the photos on the listing, much brighter, and a new deck had just been added. The house was spacious, comfortable and well equipped, including 2 kayaks, linens, and towels. We put the kayaks to good use, paddling on the canal, which we were surprised to find to was blocked off from the ocean; but you can portage the kayaks over the little dam. The canal is clean( swimable) and full of fish, including some sizable snook and tarpon, which were great to watch with the underwater lights at night. The lack of direct ocean access proved to be a plus for us, as it made us launch our boat from the many free boat ramps available in the various keys, so we were able to explore a much wider area. We enjoyed walking through the many residential streets in the evenings to see the gorgeous sunsets and the key deers grazing everywhere. As well, we used our bicycles to see the backroads of nearby keys, and sampled the coffee and pastries all along the way.

All told, a month flew by. We had a great time, and enjoyed staying at this house. We would recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect, Excellent, and Outstanding!

  • 5 of 5

The owners were great to deal with during the brief rental procedure. The house is in a great location with no US 1 noise, and nice neighbors too. It was completely ready when we arrived, spotless, and everything worked perfectly. Big Pine Restaurant is very close and has a nice reasonably priced menu. Springers (at the curve) is another good one and has live music some nights and a bluegrass jam on Mondays. Nearby dive shops will run you out to nearby Looe Key reef or a couple of wrecks for some of the best snorkeling or SCUBA in the country. We had a great time and look forward to next year!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your time in Big Pine! There are some great places near by with so much to do and the snorkeling sights are just beautiful!
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Great location, comfortable vacay home

  • 5 of 5

We loved this home. You can walk or bike easily to many spots. To the Big Pine Key Farmers market on weekends; to winn dixie; to eateries such as Keys Cuisine and two pizza places. also very nearby "Blue Hole Refuge"; Key Deer Refuge Park services which offer a large variety of free area nature walks. From this house you are 25 minutes from the center of Key West and about 15 minutes to Bahia Honda .. one of the best state beaches in Florida. Here you can swim, bask, bike, canoe, kayak, picnic, or just meander. the property is well maintained - we especially loved the outdoor shower as well as the screen porch overlooking the canal. Kris the owner was very responsive to all our needs.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carol, We are so glad you enjoyed your time in Big Pine! The "Blue Hole Refuge” is definitely one of our favorite places for walking on Big Pine Key. The outdoor shower was a recent upgrade, I’m glad you liked it! I hope you think of us in the future when you return to the Keys.
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Copenhagen NY

Feb 2013 Keys Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My wife & I spent 28 very enjoyable days here. BPK was a wonderful, laid back key to spend our time, not too far from Key West or Marathon. Kristin was great to deal with and always responded to our questions quickly. The house was very comfortable, everything we needed was there and the sunsets from the lanai were gorgeous. We highly recommend getting a pizza at the No Name Pub. Thank you for allowing the use of their house.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michael, No Name Pub is a must when you stay on Big Pine Key! Glad you you enjoyed your stay and I hope you come back!
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Grand Rapids, MI

A wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

Except for internet connectivity problems at first , our stay was perfect. The owner of this property is a real jewel and with her help we were able to sort out the internet problem. We recommend the Tuesday 4-7 PM happy hour at Looe Key TIki Bar (MM27)- excellent entertainment, a friendly crowd, the hardest working bartenders I have ever seen, and incredibly low prices. Weather was great, the beach at Sombrero (MM50- Marathon) is superb). The place is perfect for 2 or 4 people, a bit small for larger families.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Richard, I’m glad we were able to get the internet straightened out! Sombrero Beach is beautiful, a great place to float around and plenty of picnic tables. I hope you will think of us for future trips to the Keys!
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Christmas in the Keys

  • 5 of 5

How kind you are to welcome us into your lovely HOME! We've been coming to the Keys for years and it was such a joy to stay in such a well prepared home. This was not like staying in a cheesy rental. This home is well cared for with too many amentities to list. We were concerned that our children would miss that homey feeling spending Christmas someplace else. How silly we were. The screened porch added plenty of living space and great al fresco dining. The canal is clear and crisp and a wonderful place for morning coffee or an afternoon siesta. The kitchen was better equipped than most homes and a wonderful space to prepare our fresh catches. We loved the quieter Big Pine Key and it was great to be able to bike to the market or library. Key West is close enough to run down for sunset, without having to spend the entire day in the mayhem. Snorkling, beach time, deep sea fishing options are all available from close, local, friendly providers and it was a pleasure to do business with the locals. The home and all it offers, as well as the location is definitely the place to be if you want to experience the true Keys experience. I hope this home is available the next time we head south. I will never have as much fun, or peace, in another home! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Key West
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Bahia Honda State Park
Car: necessary


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Sep 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
15 night minimum stay

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Big Pine Key House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Game Console
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming

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