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Fishermen's Dream House on the Bay

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Conch Key

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Beautiful house on the open bay! Enjoy the real Florida Keys! Where you can enjoy summer weather all year. Weather about 70-90 degrees year-round so leave your winter coats at home! And come and experience the Nature of the Florida Keys to the fullest.

Second story house with panoramic views to bay and ocean side. Balconies all around. Sliding doors throughout the entire house. 360 degree view from all areas inside the house. You always have a great ocean breeze. Rarely, do you need the a/c on. There's a fish house within walking distance with commercial boats that unload their catch of the day, ie lobsters, stone crabs and fish.

The ideal fishermen's island called Conch Key only eight miles north of Marathon MM 63. Fish right from the dock. Docking for your boat also available.

Conch Key offers visitors a very relaxing soothing ambiance like no other....It has a rich history with approx 45-50 acres and about 40 homes that are your typical island type homes. It's a fishing village surrounded by clear turquoise waters off the Gulf of Mexico. Connected by 2.5 mile historical Long Key Bridge with excellent fishing and beautiful sceneries of both the bay and ocean.

Walking distance to the historical Long Key Bridge with a great variety of fishing available with or without your boat.

Keywords: Townhome

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  • pets not allowed

Marlene and Jose Prendes
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
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Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Marlene and Jose,

We had a great time. One of the most relaxing vacations I have had in years. I'm attaching a picture of a

Great Egret that stopped by for a visit. We were on the Balacony enjoying our morning coffee on Christmas Day when the bird perched on the railing.

Wishing you a Great New Year and thanks again,

T. Vaught

Feb 2006
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based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

Fishermen's Dream House on the Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We spend a week each year in the keys fishing. We have been using conch key for the last 5 and this is the finest property on the island. The view of the water is fantastic. The access to the ocean and gulf for fishing couldn't be better. The home is very clean and maintained well. The dock offers excellent fishing and is easily navigated when docking. Of all the properties we have stayed in over the years, Jose and Marlene's Fishermen's Dream House on the Bay is the best. Looking forward to our next visit.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oshawa, Ont. Canada

A Delightful Spot

  • 5 of 5

Six years in a row we have visited this delightful vacation spot on Conch Key. We stay for a month or longer. Jose and Marlene have become like friends and are there if needed. Jose knows so much about fishing and is willing to share his knowledge.

This place has everything we need including a perfect view of the water framed in huge windows on three sides. The home is bright with sunlight and by leaving the door ajar we seldom require the A/C. There is a king bed in the master and a huge walk-in shower. Kitchen is well equipped and I love the long counter. There is also a washer/dryer. The long balcony provides a perfect spot for relaxing with a drink and watching all the activity on the water. Our favorite thing to do is sit under the umbrella on the dock and watch the multitude of colorful fish swim past. Everyone we have invited has thoroughly enjoyed their stay.

There is lots to do too. Spend a day at Key West, shopping, flea market, beaches, see key deer, explore the little side roads like I do and discover beautiful sights you just can't see from the main road. Keys restaurants are wonderful but we often buy fresh seafood from the little fishing boats next door.

Each year we eagerly await next years vacation at 'Fisherman's Dream House on the Bay'.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and quiet

  • 5 of 5

We love the rental on Conch Key. The key is small and very quiet. The view of the ocean is beautiful with so many windows. If there is a problem the owners are quick to fix. Also the fishing is good.

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Port Charlotte

I Really should not review this rental--

  • 5 of 5

Because if you believe me you may take my spot next year!! This is the most wonderful place for a fisherman to stay. The dock is very usable with electricity so you can charge your boat batteries with easy tie up for your boat. The view is beyond expectation and the folks that own this place are wonderful to work with. One can watch tarpon from the dock with Manatees swimming by every now and then or just climb down the ladder at the dock and do a little snorkeling and watch the yellowtail snappers swim around. I will be there next year unless you book my month! OH! by the way, the accommodations are also excellent! This will be my third year and I plan on returning!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you John, Its always a pleasure having you stay at the Fishermen's Dream House on the Bay. See you next year! Marlene and Jose
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Our first week (May-2004)...

  • 5 of 5

Our first week (May-2004) in this lovely rental was peaceful and rejuvenating. The house is very comfortable with cool breezes, beautiful views, and spectacular sunrises. The wrap-a-round deck provides a great place to read or watch the boats cruise by. We loved the open floor plan, light and airy interior and whimsical decor. The owners are great and have provided quality equipment with all the essentials necessary for a stress free vacation.It lives up to its name ‘Fisherman’s Dream House’. The dock is great, if you bring a boat and it’s nice to have a boat ramp close by. We caught fish, but we also enjoyed the fresh seafood locally available. Although there are many great restaurants nearby, we cooked a lot because we didn’t want to leave the beautiful views.Our next visit is scheduled for July. We're bringing our grandsons and can’t wait to share this experience with them. They will especially enjoy swimming with the colorful tropical fish in the crystal clear water around the dock. We are anxiously waiting for our next visit to begin!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2004
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2004
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Conch Key, Central Florida Keys

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Sep 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £411

Cleaning fees are already included. No pets allowed.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Conch Key in Florida Keys

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue
  • pets not allowed
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Please no smoking

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