Our 2 bedroom/2 bath vacation rental sleeps 6 and is located in the exclusive Doctors Arm area of Big Pine Key, in the lower keys, just 25-miles from Key West. This water front property sits on a canal with easy access to the Gulf and Atlantic for some of the best fishing and lobster trapping in the world. The home is newly remodeled and high-tech with all of the amenities you could imagine. New stainless steel appliances, furniture, cabinets, countertops, vanities, showers, fixtures, luxurious linens and more; plus it is completely outfitted with 100% HDTV Flat Screens throughout the home, including a computer with high-speed Internet and a 27'' flat screen HD LCD TV monitor. Call for more information and availability.
TVs mounted on the walls, brand new DVD player in living room, with movies; PlayStation in the bedroom with games.
MASTER BEDROOM: Tropically decorated with local artwork, 1 king bed with tropical duvet cover custom made in Hawaii, light-weight down comforter, high thread count sheets, with 2 dressers and nightstands; iHome clock radio, brand new high definition flat screen TV, walk-in closet, brand new ceiling fan, and new bamboo floors.
SECOND BEDROOM: Tropically decorated with local artwork, 2 twin beds with tropical duvet covers custom made in Hawaii, high thread count sheets, light-weight down comforters with chest and dresser; large closet, wall-mounted brand new high definition flat screen TV, Sony PlayStation with games, brand new ceiling fan, new bamboo floors.
BED LINENS: High thread count sheets supplied for all beds with a second set for changes plus additional pillows and blankets.
BOTH BATHS: Brand new oversized bath and beach towels, beautiful stone tile in showers and on countertops, new vessel sinks with new fixtures; initial soap and tissue supplied.
KITCHEN: All new stainless steel appliances - refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, range, coffee pot, toaster, blender, mixer, Henkel knives, spices, new dishware and glassware, new flatware, new complete set of utensils, new bakeware, storage containers, etc., includes start-up paper towels, granite cleaner, dish soap, etc.
LIVING ROOM: Two brand new sofas, one is a queen sofa sleeper, 2 chairs, coffee table, ceiling fan, computer work station with brand new Dell computer, 27 inch HD LCD flat screen monitor and printer, high-speed cable internet; travertine floors, 42 inch wall-mounted high definition flat screen TV, DVD player and movies, decorated with local tropical art.
DINING AREA: Brand new glass table that seats 6, granite bar with 3 bar stools, travertine floors, decorated with local tropical art.
LAUNDRY: Brand new front loading washer and dryer with start-up detergent supplied.
COVERED UPSTAIRS DECK: Wrap-around deck with screened-in porch, brand new patio furniture includes table, 4 chairs and brand new gas BBQ with propane.
DOWNSTAIRS GAME ROOM: Brand new ping-pong table, foosball table, dart board, tiki bar and barstools, fishing storage center, with tropical decor.
SEAWALL: 65 feet of waterfront, concrete and wood dock on a 30-foot wide 9-foot deep canal, easily accommodates a 25-foot boat, davits, cleats, fish cleaning station with water; ? mile from open water, 5 minutes at idle speed to Bogie channel.
FREE: FOR HONDA STATE BEACH - beach towels supplied.
It was just what we needed. Location, just right. Thank You, we had a great stay.
This was the first time we stayed in the keys. It was our 25th wedding anniversary and Captain Ron had flowers on the kitchen table when we arrived. Both the owners and Captain Ron were very helpful and accessible. The home was clean and the kitchen well stocked. If you like to cook, you will be happy with the supplies in the kitchen. They have around 18 different spices for us to use. The cruiser bikes were awesome - just like the ones we had as kids. We biked to the no name bridge and fished from it almost every evening. We caught pork fish, yellow tailed snapper, red snapper, and grunt fish. We saw sea turtles from the bridge every evening. I left a lower keys map and the menu for the No Name Pub in the welcome binder for everyone. You won't be disappointed if you rent this home. Thank you for a wonderful vacation!
The place was very clean, nice appliances and funiture and comfortable beds. The reason we chose this place was the amenities that came with it. 4 single kayakes, several bikes (nice ones too) and 2 stand-up paddle boards. All in great condition. Capt. Ron was very nice and helpful. We used the grill once on the balcony and used the fishing poles they had too. The only thing I didn't care for as much is the condition of the canal. I wouldn't swim in it or even want to fall in it but hey owners can't control everything. lol Super great with boaters and we did use the kayaks a few times too. The deers in the area are all over so drive slow. They come right up to you wanting to be fed. They are little scavengers and soooo cute. There is a grocery store close by that we used. We did alot of cooking in as we had 2 teenager girls with us. I would go to the rental first before going to the store as they do have spices, sugar and so forth there. We had a wonderful time, the owners were great to work with and Capt Ron was very helpful, so thank you to you all.
Not gonna lie, I'm a little reluctant to post a positive review of this little slice of paradise. Why? I will tell you...
First and foremost, I want to tell you about the owners, Steve & Shelly and the care-taker of the house, 'Captain Ron.' This was the first time I have ever rented a house in the Key's and I was so impressed by their professionalism and most of all their accessibility. I booked 5 months in advance and over those months, I had a few questions and Steve was VERY prompt in my emails and always left me a contact number. The care-taker of the house, "Captain Ron" was the same, very accessible and always answered his phone, which I think is important. I called him a few times with questions and he was very informative, polite and understanding. Steve, if you're reading this, Captain Ron needs a raise. ;)
I've grown up in the Big Pine area, I'm a boater and know the area very well. This house is in the prime location if you're a boater, like I am. VERY easy access to the Back Country (good for first timers) and a very short ride to the Atlantic for offshore fishing, reef fishing and snorkeling Looe Key and the very shallow coral heads off of Little Palm, which was a big hit with my teenage girls.
One thing I haven't seen in the reviews is the boat launching. "Old Wooden Bridge" is about .4 miles away and is a decent ramp and I've stayed at that camp many, many times. They usually charge $15 to launch your boat, but it's FREE if you stay here!
Overall, we had an amazing time and can't wait to come back. This house has everything. Brand new paddle boards, bikes, kayaks, games for the kids at night, ping pong, fuse ball, etc.. This house is VERY clean, the beds are VERY comfy and I only said I was reluctant to post something positive, because I don't want other people booking when I want to come down.
Thank you, Steve & Shelly!
If you want LIVE mullet, the canal is LOADED with mullet. Bring your cast net!
This place was fabulous. I do not have one compliant (and for me that is saying a lot).
Where do I start? First the owners are simply amazing, very accommodating, and professional. I can tell you that from the time I made the reservations to the day we arrived, Steve did everything he could to ensure that we had a good time. He spent a lot of time on the phone with me recommending places to dine, activities for our children, and when I mentioned that I was going to have to ship a bike down for my 8 year old to ride, he insisted on purchasing one.
The house was amazing, beautifully decorated, modern amenities, and top of the line appliances. You can tell that there was a lot of thought put into every detail. The house has everything that you have at home, and more. We had several days of bad weather, but because of all the extras (ping pong table, foosball ball, fishing equipment, and kayaks) we still had a great time despite the bad weather.
We highly recommend the house, the owners and the island. Thank you for providing us with a vacation to remember. We will definitely be back..
This place was perfect for our family of 5. Everything in the house is top quality, clean, very comfortable with plenty of space. The screened in porch was a lovely place to eat our dinners in the evening. The amenities that come with the house - kayaks, bikes, a bait freezer, Bahia Honda beach pass, a Kinect (my son was thrilled!) - are such a bonus (not to mention a money saver). The house is right at the end of a canal - we had a boat docked there for a week and it took us just minutes to get to the beautiful, clear ocean!
The location of the house is ideal - very peaceful and quiet, but close to a major grocery store, a fantastic beach (at Bahia Honda state park), a great little pub with excellent pizza, and the Key deer nature reserve. It's also just about 40 minutes from Key West if you are looking for more action.
The owner is extremely helpful, friendly, prompt in answering questions, etc., and Captain Ron (who checked us in) was too. He gave us some fantastic recommendations for good local restaurants that did not disappoint!!
I would highly recommend this house to anyone looking for a peaceful getaway in the Keys!
Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing, Parasailing, Miniature golf, Boating