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Kazi Ahmed

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

Private and peaceful Oceanview Estate - Away From All But Close to Key West

7 Reviews
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Overview

Lower Florida Keys House Rental Photos and Description

Great for large groups - 6 bdrms, 3 bathrms, sleeps up to 14 adults

White Ibis Inn away from the hustle of Key West activities, but close enough to the excitement when you want it and the Atlantic Ocean’s spectacular sunrises, sunsets and endless views of the starry nights.

A private Caribbean-style accommodation with adjacent guest house with panoramic view of the Atlantic and heated pool. What we offer is as follows:

4 Bedroom Main House (sleeps 8)

2 Bedroom Guest House (sleeps 2 up, 4 down stair)

Both overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, with swimming pool and playground area.

Perfect for family reunions, couples getaways, and those looking for an island escape just 15 minutes from Key West. The large property is ideal for those with kids and dogs who want a bit of space, and don't want to have to cram into a smaller accommodation when they're trying to relax. You can shoo the kids away to go play in the yard or pool and pick a place to relax yourself.

The Main House has a kitchen and laundry room. The Guest house has a kitchen. These have linens, dish and laundry detergent, and everything you need, and if you find yourself missing anything, or that we've forgotten to provide you with something, just give us a call.

In addition, the property has:

-Pool with spill-over Spa

-BBQ Grill

-WiFi in the entire property

-Dockage provided at Cudjoe Gardens Marina (Complimentary)

-Chaise Lounges, outdoor tables & chairs

-Lawn Swing, hammocks

-TVs with satellite/cable, DVD players, Stereo

-Basketball 1/2 court;

-Tetherball;

-Playground set with slide

-Sandbox and toys for kids;

-Note: The Main House is on stilts and the Guest House kitchen and bathroom are on the 2nd floor. Stair climbing is required.

Architecturally Designed:

The Caribbean style Main House, and the Guest house and surrounding 6’ high white fence of your 'Key West Accommodation' are unique in the Keys because of their custom hand-built wood/concrete fortified construction. The Guest House was built with a hurricane-resistant solid concrete roof and heavy hand-built shutters. They were built in the late 80's to early 90's and withstood Hurricane George with barely any damage.

You can enjoy the picturesque homes while relaxing in the Florida room porch and enjoying the Atlantic breeze.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kazi Ahmed (Property Manager)
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

About Kazi Ahmed

My name is Kazi Ahmed. First moved from Canada in '96 with my family to work as an artist on Duval Street. Our apartment became too crowded for our growing family, so we bought this unique property. We lived here for three years, then decided the property was too big to manage with three small children while working on an art & crafts invention. So we moved back to Canada and rented out the property starting around 2002. Six years later, we were able to move to the Fort Lauderdale area and now often come down to Cudjoe Key to work on the property.

I am the Inventor, artist, manufacturer and publisher of the world's first patented color blend RainbowBrush® markers and books series. 15 years of solid knowledge with the arts, craft, toys Industry, sourcing, a world class eyes for product design and packaging and inventor. You can see more just type rainbowbrush to your browser or youtube.

My youngest daughter is the clown and seen in some of our photos.

We have very nice people taking care of things in Cudjoe as well, from the caretaker to the cleaning staff that do a great job and make sure our renters are happy.

I like to make sure each guest is comfortable with our location and service, and is able to just relax and have fun when they arrive. So if you have any questions, feel free to ask, e-mail > info@

Kazi Ahmed purchased this house in 1999

Why Kazi Ahmed chose Lower Florida Keys

We bought this amazing place soon after Hurricane George. It sustained very little damage from the hurricane because everything was solidly built, with the guest house made to withstand Category 5 force winds. The builder/owner's wallet, however, was not built as strongly, and after completing the house he was forced to sell it, and did so to us.

It has a great view from the balconies and porches that are on all sides of the houses. Flowering bushes and coconut trees line the long, curving driveway and border the lawn. (If you have a large knife/machete feel free to crack open any coconuts you find.) It feels like you are entering another (is)land, separated from reality by the large white fence, and is the ideal vacation place to escape to. As a vacation rental, it feels less commercial than a hotel and is grander than most other rentals- the pictures show what you get.

What makes this house unique

The property is largely isolated from outside noise and hustle-bustle, and the whole property encompasses that 'get-away' vacation feeling people want when they come down to relax. The sun, sea breeze, flowers and sounds of nature result in a very relaxing atmosphere, with the big white fence to keep any large and unwanted intruders out. Whenever we go down, we're sorely tempted to just lie down and take a nap, instead of getting anything done, and when we go back home we're red from slapping ourselves awake. Just kidding. There's a swinging hammock just for that purpose, though (the naps, not the slapping), and what initially made me really happy with the property was that we don't have water access, so I never had to worry about my children falling into the ocean. Most people aren't as pleased with that, though, for some reason, but there are a host of gorgeous beaches to choose from up and down the Keys to fulfill all your surfing, swimming and suntanning needs.

Guestbook comments from the manager

This home was perfect for my family and their friends. Spacious, Comfortable, and Clean; Everyone had their own space. We had meals on the large open deck off of the kitchen/family room. The boys played basketball day and night along with all the fishing they did nearby and location was Great, close to everything.
Dec 2013
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Reviews

4.4
based on 7 traveler reviews

Private and peaceful Oceanview Estate - Away From All But Close to Key West
average rating of 4.428571 based on 19 reviews
5

White Ibis Inn - Exactly What We Needed

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time I've spent with White Ibis Inn in the Florida Keys.

My family had a great time both times of 11 including grandparents, aunt, uncle and kids. This trip we stayed at Cudjoe Key and it was amazing as it was out of all the hassle bustle of the Duval street! The house itself is very…well I can say…peaceful and quite! The main house is Bahamian wooden and the guest house is concrete, private, and offers tons of good options!

There was lots of space both inside and outside of the house so, if we wanted private time away from kids, had our own space and serenity. The house also naturally lends itself for any big party as it is a large property.

We spent almost every night hanging out in the pool and yard area having great conversation and gazing at the starry nights! It is in a beautiful location with the Oceanview from your bedrooms, although there are some bananas trees out there, the pools and basketball court to play for kids, A great BBQ by the pool. If you want to boating, my suggestion is to take it to the Marina which is 5/7 minutes drive. The only regret we had the property did not have direct ocean access.

The best part of White Ibis Inn is the Property Manager Kris, he was super friendly and helpful. Kris immediately came to welcome us and so vacation started the within minutes of our arrival.

I think a place like White Ibis Inn is what Madonna wrote the song Las Isla Bonita. I highly recommend White Ibis Inn to any large family!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mr. Dmitry for your positive feedback and also keeping in mind our property for your next vacation. I am delighted to know that our Manager Kris has done a good job and provided you the services you come to expect. There will be new upgrade with the pool, yard, landscaping in August. So hopefully when you stay with next year, you will find the property even more enjoyable and more nicer. Looking forward to welcoming you again. Have a blessing day.
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5

This was a fantastic place for our stay

  • 5 of 5

This was a fantastic place for our stay - quiet but close to the action. Both the main and the guest house were well laid out and easily had room for all 11 of us - including plenty of facilities for self catering. The kids (and adults!) loved the pool, hammocks, basketball and the variety of outside areas to hang out in the sun or shade underneath the house or trees. We enjoyed some coconuts which was a memorable experience.

There's a swimming pool and a barbecue available, so we end up barbecuing a lot for our family. The neighborhood is very quiet, residential only, 15 minutes driving to Bahia Honda beach, we went there 2 days in a row. Important to note that it's about 15/17 miles away from the main city, so it's much mandatory to have your own transport, we rented a van. We did discover a nice local seafood restaurant (Square Grouper) nearby at Cudjoe Key, but it's quite a walk.

Kris was fantastic host and couldn't have been more helpful with sharing his local knowledge. We had a wonderful time here and certainly hope to come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Eric, We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your staying with us. Kris will be excited to know that you liked his services. He tries hard to make sure that our guests enjoy their times with us. Our goal is to provide such services that you come back again and I hope you will. For your future vacation need, please come to our beautiful White Ibis Inn in the fabulous Florida Keys. Have a blessing day, Regards, Kazi Ahmed White Ibis Inn
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Beware! This vacation home is falsely advertised!

  • 1 of 5

This was a terrible experience and we want to warn everyone. The pictures advertised on this website and all others website are not accurate at all.

Pool was dirty and paint was peeling. Hot tube would not hold water and was scummy. There is no beautiful lawn. It looks like a compost. All play equipment was broken including the umbrellas. Holes in sheets and comforters. A stocked kitchen however, everything was old and hard to cook with. The bedroom below the guest house is a garage/utility closet that has 2 queen beds in it.I just want to warn people because we were terribly disappointed.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Anonymous, You must have written your review for the wrong property and not about us. May I suggest you please re check your Itinerary and write your comment to the appropriate property or with whom you have stayed. Again if it is about us than may I suggest you not to keep your face hidden and be "Anonymous". If you said what is true than it should not be any difficulty for you to say who you are, when you stayed and also your name. It truly looks suspicious and untrue what you said here if you meant this towards us. I am an honest property owner and work very hard to keep our property with the consistency of what we advertised and say and have hundreds of happy return vacationers who spend their times with us every year. Thank you and have a blessing day.
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5

Simply Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the White Ibis Inn for almost over a week and it was AMAZING. The house was clean, inviting, fun, convenient, and the most importantly it was easy for kids, had lots of space to run around… I could go on and on. We had 4 small children and it was a great house for them. The ocean view with the sunrise was spectacular!!!

We loved that we could walk to the neighborhood which is really very quite and felt safe, also saw fish and many birds. The property has some green iguana and run to the large Guava tree to eat fruits and you will see them run away once they see you.

We were able to do laundry as needed. We had several people and we had plenty of seating for eating together. The kitchen was great and stocked with everything as well from dish wash, soap, towels papers, etc. Having two cool pure drinking water dispensers were plus! If we are ever able to get back to the Keys we would diffidently love to stay at White Ibis Inn again. The property manager Kris was friendly and nice. Thank you for some great family memories!!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pennsylvania
5

Quintessential Lower Keys Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

14 of us stayed at the White Ibis Inn, ages 15 months to 63 yrs and we thoroughly enjoyed our time there. Plenty of room and activities at the property - pool, basketball, corn hole, sandbox, hammock chairs…. Kitchen in the main house is a little small, however we used the awesome grill for our only 2 meals there. The house is perfectly located for enjoying all activities from Marathon to Key West. Owner and property manager were very easy to deal with. This property will be high on our list if we are all able to travel together agin in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bethany, OK
5

“Absolutely Perfect for Our Family of 11”

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for a better place for our family. Everyone had a comfortable bed, we had everything we needed for cooking, and there was plenty for everyone to do. If we needed something, we could find it easily, or we called Cynthia---her help and knowledge is priceless! Kris stopped in twice to check on us, and we found him delightful. He knows so much history about the area! There is a large pool and a large play area with anything and everything you can imagine to play with, Since we had very young children with us, we were very happy with the lack of ocean access, as well as the locking gates to the pool area and the outside stairs. When we come back to the Keys, we will definitely stay at the White Ibis Inn!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Key West airport
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Key West Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
US1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Mangrove Mama's and The Square Grouper
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Key West beaches, Bahia Honda State Park (MM 37)
Car: necessary

Other restaurants nearby going towards Big Pine Key: Missy 'N Joe's Deli, Evie's Subs, Five Brothers, Boondocks Grille & Drafthouse, and lots more in Big Pine. Along the way to Key West: Kaya's Island Eats, Baby's Coffee, Chico's Cantina and more.

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Rates & Availability

Cudjoe Key House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mini Lobster Season
Jul 23 2016 - Jul 30 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $14 per night, per additional guest
 
Lobster Opener
Aug 6 2016 - Aug 13 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $14 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall Discount
Aug 27 2016 - Nov 18 2016
5 night minimum stay
$414
$2,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $14 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $14 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall Rates
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 23 2016
5 night minimum stay
$414
$2,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $14 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Year's
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$5,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $14 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $14 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $800
Cleaning Fee:Guest house $200
Pet Fee $100
Cleaning Fee: Main house $300
Tax Rate 12.5%

* Rates: $2,900-$4,284/week depending on number of people.
* Holidays Rates: $4,500-$6,284/week depending on number of people.

Keys Holidays: Christmas and New Year’s Week, Mini Lobster (last week of July) and Opening Lobster Season (first two weeks of August) & Thanksgiving.

Cleaning Fee: $300 for the Main house; $200 for the Guest house.
(If the Guest house is not needed, $200 is waived)

Taxes: 12.5%
Pet fee: $100.00


NOTE: ≈ Payment Terms:

If book through the owner >
A deposit in the amount of $800 is required to reserve the property at time of booking.
50% Balance due 90 days prior your arrival date.
Balance is due 60 days before arrival.

Security Deposit: $800.00 (Refundable), please visit us at white ibis inn by going to Google. Thank you.

We accept - PayPal and check.
~ Please see my website White Ibis Inn for full Booking Terms.

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Amenities

Lower Florida Keys House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Master - toilet , shower , Two sinks
    Bathroom 2 - Main house - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - Guest upstair - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 3 - 3rd Floor - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2nd floor - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - Master Bedroom - 3rd Floor - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2nd Floor - 2 twin/ single
    Guest House - Downstair - 1 king , 1 queen
    Guest house - Upstair - 1 queen
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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