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.
Beds and furniture were new and very comfortable. Ample closet and dresser space. Nice kitchenware and even all the spices you need unless you plan to enjoy all the great area restaurants like we did. There is a new large capacity washer and dryer, large refrigerator-freezer, great water pressure in the showers, a screened in porch for leisurely reading and dining.
Great to have good quality beach towels for the many days we spent at Bahia Honda, the nicest beach in the Florida Keys and very close to the house, with free entry provided to tenants. Quiet residential neighborhood is very safe for the kids to use the rental bikes and enjoy the tiny Key Deer. Toss in fishing poles, foosball and ping pong and your kids won't be bored, even on a rainy day. A short walk to the No Name Pub which reputedly has about $100,000 in dollar bills stapled to all the walls and ceiling. And just down the street from the Pub is the fishing bridge which is also nice for walking or enjoying the sunset.
Our son is a competitive bicycle racer and loved all the long side roads from Big Pine to Boca Chica and even rode to Key West and back in one day, about 70 miles RT. He also enjoyed taking the kayak out from the canal to open water. He has vacationed with us in the Keys the past several years and told us this rental was the best although they were all nice.
The owner Steve was very responsive and Captain Ron who was available at any time was very helpful. My husband enjoyed some great conversations with him.
Renting a house sight unseen can be great or disappointing. This time we got lucky.
Looking forward to staying there again in 2018.
We rented for the month of March 2016 my son daughter- in law and 2 grandchildren came for 2 weeks we all loved kayaking down the canals and out to the open water, having fooseball, ping-pong, was also a big hit! We had a manatee that came right up to the dock for a visit! We enjoyed it so much we booked for March 2017 before we left! Can't Wait! Thanks Steve!
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!
Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing, Parasailing, Miniature golf, Boating