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Charming Conch Cottage on Oceanfront Property Near Key West

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


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!

We have five cottages plus another three-bedroom house on over an acre of oceanfront property! They are one stand-alone and two side-by-side cottages, and will be reserved based on availability.

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

Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018

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 Cudjoe Key

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • 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: 23
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please disclose if you require any Service/Emotional support Dog when making a reservation! No Spring Breakers, please!!
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • city centre ...
  • near the sea ...
  • rural ...
  • town ...
  • waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Additional sofa bed or daybed in living room.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat Dock
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Conservatory
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • 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


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(34 traveller reviews)

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Charming Conch Cottage on Oceanfront Property Near Key West
average rating of 4.3235292 based on 35 reviews

3 Weeks of Relaxation

  • 4 of 5

I spent three weeks at this location with friends and family alternating each week. Mike and Sue were great. The cottage was clean, with newer kitchen, and good bathroom. Please note that the wifi was very intermittent. You would basically have to go to the pool area to catch the wifi from the main house.

The location is approximately 30 minutes North of Key West (reachable by uber for about $50).

For the fishermen, there is a boat ramp and dock for decent size boats.

We had a great time it was close to all amenities. It was enjoyable to spend time at the pool as well as being able to access attractions close by. Loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very peaceful, close enough to Key West to enjoy the night life.

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time using VRBO, pleased with the experience. We enjoyed the comforts of the cottage, especially the beautiful views from the dock & the pool. It was wonderful to drive just 30 minutes to Key West, then return to the peacefulness of the cottage. The cottage is close to great snorkeling & fishing sites. Wonderful vacation with lots of great memories!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Slice of Paradise

  • 4 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at this property! Pros: The ocean view alone is worth the stay, Clean , Quiet, Owners were super helpful, other guests were cordial. laundry on site, kitchen was adequately equipped, location is good for short travel to Key West and Marathon or Big Pine, swimming pool was a plus!

Cons: The driveway into the place is on a curve and difficult to see at night. Traffic wasn't bad, so it wasn't too hard to get in and out but when high traffic volume occurs it could be hairy. The AC didn't seem to keep up very well but the fans helped.

Overall this is a little slice of paradise in the Florida Keys!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Thompsonville, MI

We enjoyed our stay

  • 4 of 5

Due to the hurricane there was a few things we didn't have such as internet in our cabin. As a parent this was a good thing, the kids had to find other things to do. Mike (owner) was very nice always making sure we were comfortable. We rented a boat and there was a place to tie off the boat, we were able to fish, relax, and our cottage had everything we needed. We enjoyed our stay! Thank you, Mike!

Rules were simple and specific, we received our deposit immediately after we returned home from our vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: 05-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan CANADA

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: 03-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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).


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £67.95
Damage Deposit £214.59

Lodging Tax: 12.5%
Cleaning Fee: $95
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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.