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Charming Conch Cottage on Oceanfront Property Near Key West

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 4-5

This great family vacation spot near Key West is in the Florida Keys! Stay in this charming two-bedroom 'Conch Cottage' on a one- acre oceanfront property, surrounded by lush tropical gardens!

Our home is situated about 15 miles from Key West, and features an oceanfront swimming pool and a boat launch and dock!

This is not a 'typical' vacation rental! It was originally built in 1920, but remodeled in 2003. Each cottage is beautifully decorated with unique character. They have all the modern amenities including satellite TV, microwave ovens-- and, of course blenders! Other conveniences available upon request include free use of a washer and dryer!

Tropical fruits and trees including bananas and coconuts grow throughout the property! The cottages are surrounded by gorgeous tropical gardens which are beautiful places to relax and meditate and just enjoy the fragrances and color.

Each cottage has two queen-size bedrooms, and a sofa bed or daybed in the living room that converts to two very comfortable twin-size beds.

This is a great location for families! You can explore the ocean shore by kayak (it's normally very calm because of the reef - Kayaks can be rented near by rentals), fish from the dock, snorkel or dive the reef, or swim in our oceanfront pool! It's all waiting for you!

We're about halfway between Key West and the best beach in the Keys -- Bahia Honda! So whatever you might like to do is just a short distance away! Access to the 'Back Country' and the National Wildlife Refuge is right on our island. Looe Key, the best reef for snorkeling and diving, is just a few miles off our shore.

There's a full-service marina just a mile or so away, if you want to rent a boat. We also have limited dock space available on our property.

We're just minutes by boat to the best diving and snorkeling in North America! Great sport fishing, boating, sailing, and windsurfing is available right from our dock! Sightseeing and shopping in Key West is just 15 miles away.

Whether bicycling or swimming, you'll be in awe of the lush tropical gardens and exotic wildlife that surrounds you. Relax by our oceanfront pool or take a tour of the pristine wildlife preserve in the backcountry! It's a national treasure!

After another memorable day in paradise, let the tropical ocean breeze caress you as you sip an afternoon tea or other beverage in our oceanfront area.

Note: We do not provide any kayaks or snorkeling / fishing equipment. However, you can rent them from several rental places near us.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
11 April, 2017

About Owner

We left the corporate jungle a nearly a decade ago and searched for a great location to raise our four-year-old son. We found it here in the Florida Keys.

Owner purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Owner chose Lower Florida Keys

There was only one requirement we had while searching for the right property: It had to have the 'WOW!' quality. As we walked around the property, looked out at the offshore islands from the dock, walked into the cottages, and relaxed in the pool, all we kept repeating to each other was: 'WOW!' We knew right away we had found our new home!

What makes this cottage unique

Our property is close to Key West, but far enough away from the commotion and the noise to enjoy the real keys. The reef is less than a half-hour by boat, but if that's too far you can fish right from our dock and grill them up for an evening meal by the pool. Some beautiful offshore islands like Marvin Key are accessible by boat or even kayak! Restaurants and stores and less than a mile away. And the best swimming beach in the Keys, Bahia Honda State Park, is 20 minutes away!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed here for five days in Feb, 2017. The outdoor area is great, it has a small private beach, a swimming pool and the boat dock. The location is perfect for chilling out with your loved ones away from hustle and bustle of Key West, but close enough to Key West, if you want to spend some time there. The cottage is spacious and has all necessities. We had a lovely family reunion!
Feb 2017
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Cudjoe Key in Monroe County

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • city centre ...
  • near the sea ...
  • rural ...
  • town ...
  • waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Additional sofa bed or daybed in living room.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Boat Dock
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Conservatory
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(30 traveller reviews)

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Charming Conch Cottage on Oceanfront Property Near Key West
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 31 reviews
4

Quiet charming and clean.

  • 4 of 5

I was a bit nervous about staying here after reading the nasty comments left by people. When we arrived I was pleasantly surprised. The grounds was like our own private resort. Lots of tropical plants and trees and very well taken care of. The owners Sue and Mike were wonderful. Mike is very knowledgeable on where to go for a great experience. The cottage was great...nice and clean with 2 big bedrooms and a sepesate full sized kitchen and a good sized living room. We had a great time at this property. We fished right off the dock and caught lots of fish and saw a lobster family going about their business. It was very cool. At night there was always different stuff to see in the water as well. Very cool. Key West is only about 20 min away which made this property a great jump off point. Don't forget to hit Mangrove Mamas a great little restaurant not five min away. This is a great property for people that want a quiet get away with all the amenities a short drive away. This is a cottage well taken care of...it is not a hotel. It was perfect for us. Thank you to our host Sue and Mike for the opportunity to stay at your place. A great spot to call home on holidays!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan CANADA
5

Very relaxing and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was everything we were looking for. The property was well cared for with beautiful landscaping. The cottage was very clean, large kitchen with everything you would need. Two large bedrooms with plenty of storage. We spent most of our time at the pool. The lady who cleaned the cottages was very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our stay here very much. Hopefully we can come back again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Most Relaxing Vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5

Having traveled to the Keys for over 20 years, this was our first time staying anywhere other than Key West. The cottage we stayed in was exactly as described. The grounds were beautiful and very well kept. Mike was super nice who made us feel very much at home, recommended some places to check out and let u know that if we needed anything. Everything was there, so we didn't need anything. We grilled out using the grill next to the pool and it was wonderful with ocean breeze. Key West is 15-20 minutes from here which made it very convenient. There are a couple of convenience stores nearby and a Winn Dixie up the road in Big Pine if you wanting to grab some steaks to grill and/or adult beverages to enjoy while relaxing by the pool or the dock. We have already decided that we will be staying here on next years trip. It was nice to have a quiet, peaceful place to unwind at the end of the day and being able to cook our own breakfast in the morning and make sandwich's to put in the cooler for whatever adventures we had planned for the day saved us a ton of money. Thank you, Mike for making this trip so relaxing for all of us. We look forward to seeing again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and Relaxing Family Place.

  • 5 of 5

The place is amazing. The cottage is cozy and has friendly family feeling. Beach is a private and sunshine all day while you lay on the sun. There are coconut trees that give you shades if you need to cool off from the sun. Great fishing from dock. Washer and dryer was great. Very good local eateries within minutes. We love going to Key West and coming home to a more calm and relaxing cottage. We will definitely be back. It was an relaxing getaway with the family!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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Michigan
1

Very Disappointed

  • 1 of 5

As soon as we entered our cottage, we were very disappointed in the condition of the space. It is in need of repair and was dirty. The living room furniture has visible dirt in the upholstery, the couch cushions didn't seem to fit the couch, towel bars loose on the wall, door knobs were also loose. The curtains were stained and had visible dust/dirt on the top sections, the laminate flooring had loose panels. Kitchen appliances were also worn. I would not recommend this property to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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5

Quiet, private and personally we liked the place

  • 5 of 5

We liked the place, it was clean and quiet, the only thing that I would say disappointed us was the water off the dock you couldn't exactly swim in but it was a deep water area for boats too, and Bahia Honda State Park is just down the road. we will def. come back

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Location

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Key West Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Mangrove Mama's and Square Grouper
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Key West Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Overseas Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Square Grouper
Nearest Ski
100000 Miles
Mt. Snow
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Bahia Honda State Park
Car: recommended

Golf: We're waiting for you! So come join us! A memorable vacation of a lifetime is right here for you in sunny Florida!

Amenities: Central Air Conditioning and Ceiling Fans, Gas Grill/Barbecue, Equipped Kitchen, Linens/Towels Included, Heated Oceanfront Pool (shared), Screened Porch, Satellite TV, Smoking Outside, Dock & Boat Ramp, On-site trailer parking, Ceiling Fans, Coffee Maker, Cooking Range, Cookware, Dish Washer, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Television, Utensils, Laundry facilities on premises, High Speed Internet (extra charge).

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Cudjoe Key, Florida Keys

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Lobster Mini-Season
22 Jul 2017 - 29 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,545
for 7 nights
£1,545
 
 
Lobster Week
5 Aug 2017 - 12 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,160
for 5 nights
From
£216
£1,372
 
 
August
13 Aug 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£718
for 4 nights
From
£160
£1,112
 
 
SEPTEMBER SPECIAL!
10 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£594
for 4 nights
From
£129
£853
 
 
October Special!
1 Oct 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£628
for 4 nights
From
£138
£939
 
 
November Special!
31 Oct 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£663
for 4 nights
From
£146
£1,112
 
 
Thanksgiving Week
18 Nov 2017 - 24 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£732
for 4 nights
From
£164
£1,199
 
 
December Special
25 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£663
for 4 nights
From
£146
£1,112
 
 
Christmas Week
16 Dec 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,160
for 5 nights
From
£216
£1,458
 
 
New Years Holiday
24 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
6 night minimum stay
£1,636
for 6 nights
From
£260
£1,632
 
 
Easter Holiday Week
24 Mar 2018 - 7 Apr 2018
6 night minimum stay
£1,371
for 6 nights
From
£216
£1,458
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£1,069
for 5 nights
From
£198
£1,285
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £69.25 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

$895-1800/Week
Lodging Tax: 12.5%
Cleaning Fee: $90
Cancellations accepted up to 60 days before check-in, with a $45 administrative charge.
$300 reservation deposit required
Other Fees:
All Utility Fees, Resort Fees, Boat Dock Fees, etc. are included in weekly and daily rentals.
Monthly Rentals may have additional utility fees.

Peak Season $1200 - $1800
Off-Season $895 - $1200

For reservation, we require $300.00 reservation deposit on a
credit card (Discover, Visa or Master Card ) to confirm the reservation.
Your $300.00 reservation deposit becomes the security deposit and is
refunded after check-out. You can give us a call at (305)745-1990 to do
this.

Then, we will send you a confirmation e-mail along with the lease agreement.
Normally, 50% of the rent plus tax is due

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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