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Bedrooms 4
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 28 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 8, 2 full floors w/seperate thermostats


If you have a 'thing' for the islands of the Florida Keys then come have a fabulous get away at 'Our Island Thing.' Do not be cramped on vacation - at over 1900 square feet and beds to sleep 8 comfortably - there is room for your whole family, extended family, or even two families.

Located in the Doctors Arm subdivision of Big Pine Key on a double lot with 100 feet of canal frontage and a boat slip Our Island Thing provides easy boating access to the back country, ocean, Looe Key Sanctuary and, Bahia Honda State Park for the best fishing, diving, kayaking, and beach combing in the Keys.

Big Pine Key is home to the only population of Key Deer in the world. They can often be seen milling around in yards and even walking down the streets. Speaking of walking, the famous No Name Pub is within easy walking distance of Our Island Thing for great pizza and cold beer. To take a walk on the wild side Key West is only 30 minutes away.

Our Island Thing is a very spacious, four bedroom, two full bath, solid CBS, private home with dual zone central air. The house has a relaxing tropical décor that is comfortable but not overdone. No smoking or pets are allowed. Outside security cameras provide peace of mind and an extra level of security for boats, fishing and dive equipment.

On the upper floor there is a huge kitchen equipped with everything you might need. There is a living room with a 55-inch flat screen TV, cable, DVD, VHS, and stereo with a couch and lazy boy. The master bedroom has a king-size bed and walk in closet and a shared full bath. There is a second bedroom with a with two twin size beds. There is also an eating area with full dining room table and a breakfast bar. All linens and towels are included.

The lower level has a big recreation area with a 48" flat screen TV with Nintendo 64 for the kids. There is a large sofa for comfort. Also in the recreation. area are a second full-size refrigerator and a chest freezer for bait and ice and, all the fish and lobster that you can catch. The lower level has two bedrooms and a full bath. The downstairs Master is fully appointed with a King. The second bedroom has a King, and bunk w/full down and twin up. Full size W&D. There is also a brand new ping pong table in case inclement weather means that a ping pong tournament needs to break out.

Outside you will find a resort size pool with a Tiki complete with bar and comfortable furniture, a new stainless grill, layout area with 4 longe chairs, 100ft.of boat doackage with a 12'x30' boat slip, and a deluxe fish cleaning station with water. Two 2 person sit on top kayaks are also included. There is plenty of room to park vehicles and a boat trailer. A little slice of heaven !

As you can probably tell we have equipped Our Island Thing with everything that we would desire to have while on vacation because we use the house too. You will find the house relaxing, comfortable, clean, and convenient to what ever kind of Keys vacation you have in mind.

More Details

Dan or Annette Stewart
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
5 November, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Doctor's Arm in Big Pine Key

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , master up
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , master down
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , bunk beds &Queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , 2 extra long twin beds
  • 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Great keys home!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at this house. By far the nicest home on the canal and the nicest pool of any house we have every stayed at in the keys. It is truly a resort size pool and the kids loved it. Its about a 3 mile run to get to the open Atlantic from the house but the water was never less than 4 ft deep so it was a very easy run. Access to the gulf was very easy as well with a marked channel nearby. The house is beautifully decorated, very clean and very comfortable beds. All the cookware and dished I could think of were there for us to use. With two full size fridges and a bait freezer there was plenty of room for our stuff. We were disappointed that the downstairs TV was broken before we came and it was not replaced. The manager explained it was being replaced but it was something that was being ordered. With our two families staying at the house it would have been great to have a TV downstairs because all of the kids stayed down there and the adults stayed upstairs. If they just would have let us know the TV was broken and was not going to be replaced before we got there, we could have easily stuck a small flat screen in our trunk. There was a great video game system downstairs for the kids to fill some time when it was pouring outside but no TV. I will say that that ad for the house doesn't indicate that the upstairs and downstairs are not connected on the interior so you have to go outside go between either one. We have stayed enough in the keys to understand that most houses are built like this down there but to someone not familiar with the keys, they may be surprised to see that its kind of like two, two bedrooms houses connected together by an exterior stairwell. I think its a great set up for two families because you can keep the kids downstairs and let the adults have upstairs. We also found out that the comcast wireless internet only works in the morning and we could never get any service whatsoever in the afternoon or evenings. I am sure its just a capacity problem with Comcast. All in all a great house that I would stay at again in a heartbeat!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We absolutely love our house and the location for boating is hard to beat. And the pool - the review says it all. The downstairs TV has been replaced with the 50" flat screen from upstairs and there is a new 55" flat screen upstairs. We have been in contact with Comcast to try to correct the internet problem - they claim there is no problem on their end. We are going down in 2 weeks and will check it out for ourselves and make sure any problem is corrected. Just found out 8-4-14 the router from Comcast was bad and our property managers had it replaced. The July renters said there was no problems after that.!
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Key West
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
No Name Pub
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Marathon Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
No Name Pub
Nearest Beach
4 Miles

Other Activities: Shopping, kayaking, parasailing, shelling, wildlife viewing, spa, mini golf


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Doctor's Arm, Lower Florida Keys

Rental Basis:
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28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights

Additional pricing information

$250 cleaning fee, 12.5% tax, and monthly renters responsible for utilities

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.