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Carribean Feel Home in Keys Back Country

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 28 nights


Minimum Stay
28 nights

About the property

Villa, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Walk into your secluded paradise in the beautiful Lower Keys. Our private waterfront home is located in the Port Pine Heights area of Big Pine Key surrounded by the Key Deer Sanctuary. It is a custom built spacious 2/2, fully updated inside and out. The home is tropically decorated and equipped with everything you need for a memorable fishing, diving or simply relaxing vacation.

The house is located at the end of the street, with a corner canal front lot and no neighbors near the house. Across one canal is the Key Deer Preserve and across the other canal are a few very quiet neighbors. Our waterway is half way between the Back Country and the open Atlantic. Flats fishing, reef fishing, snorkeling and diving are only a short boat ride away from our dock. No boat?.... fish for Mangrove Snappers right in our crystal clear canal.

Looe Key, one of the only living reefs in the US, is nearby and a series of patch reefs are practically in your back yard. The award winning Bahia Honda Beach is just a few miles away. Spend the day on the beach or swimming and diving in the clear warm waters of the Keys. 1/2 mile down the road is the Blue Hole a fresh water pond which is part of the Key Deer Preserve. The Port Heights neighborhood is 4.5 miles from the Overseas Highway and most all of the road to the neighborhood is undeveloped.

Bicycle or kayak around the streets or waterways of the quiet neighborhood. Relax overlooking the water on the second floor balcony patio. Enjoy the open water sunsets which are just a few blocks away and after dark the spectacular star and meteor show will surely amaze you.

Looking for something more exciting? Grab the best pizza at the world famous, historic No Name Pub just down the street; or Looe Key and Boomers Tiki bars are a short drive away on Ramrod Key. Take your boat to Kiki's Sandbar Restaurant on Pine Channel. It is only a 30 minute ride to Key West for dining, dancing, and live music. Historic Old Town Key West offers up nightly sunset celebrations, art, shopping, theatre and casual to fine dining all within walking distance of Duval Street.

Return from the exciting nightlife to your own quiet secluded home surrounded by the National Key Deer Refuge and the Great White Heron Refuge. Frequent sighting of these tiny gentle deer are common and across your canal is a fresh water pond where the Great White Heron sometimes roost for the night. Big Pine is one of the best birding locations you will ever experience. At dawn your tropical paradise adventure begins again. Many of the birds from the surrounding islands fly over the house on their way to their daily feeding grounds. Truly a memorable experience. You will be planning your return before you even leave.

Keywords: House, Villa, Waterfront, Keys, Canal, Secluded, Private

More Details

Joe McCarthy
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 December, 2016

About Joe McCarthy

Photo of Joe and Linda sailing off Key West. We love the quiet laid back Keys lifestyle. The boating,fishing swimming and diving is right in your back yard. We use our Keys home 6 months of the year.

Joe McCarthy purchased this villa in 2010

Why Joe McCarthy chose Big Pine Key

We raised our family in the White Mountains of New Hampshire in a little town called Sugar Hill. The North Country is a very beautiful quiet part of the world and we wanted a place equally as spectacular to spend our winters. When we found Big Pine Key we knew we had found our second home. The only regret we have is that we didn’t move here 20 years ago.

What makes this villa unique

Big Pine Key has all amenities required a grocery store, bait shops, hardware stores (2) lumber yards (2). But if its a busy holiday weekend you can go to the Winn Dixie without going on Route 1. The locals are helpful and friendly. Big Pine has that small town feel, everyone knows everyone else, its very safe.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Port Pine Heights in Lower Florida Keys

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds in both Bedrooms. Den has lazyboy sleeper sofa (very comfortable double)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Player
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
DTV/DVR, Blueray, Bait Freezer downstairs, Outside Fish cleaning station, Dockage behind house for 28' boat. Large Outdoor Shower


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

Carribean Feel Home in Keys Back Country
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

Peace and Quiet Keys Style

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Joe and Linda's Port Pine Home (Big Pine Key) for the month of August 2016.

The area was perfect for us it had canal access to Bay side and short distance to the ocean side.

Their home is very clean and well cared for and very roomy. Linda was very thoughtful in stocking the kitchen with everything you could need and provided plenty of linens.

We really appreciated the secure area downstairs to lock our gear and the

freezer for bait and ice. The outdoor shower is a great feature. So was the fish cleaning station.

The neighbors were very friendly liked them a lot.

Joe and Linda were very easy reach by phone or text.

We have already booked again for next year can't wait!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had a Blast, Already Booked for Next Year

  • 5 of 5

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our July 2016 month down at Joe and Linda's Big Pine Key home. The environment is warm and friendly and the location is fantastic for offshore (dolphin/tuna/reef fishing) and back country (lobster/spearfishing) adventures. The features that were especially appreciated: 1) secure storage for bikes, fishing tackle, and scuba equipment; 2) large bait freezer for ice, fish, lobster, and chum blocks; 3) secluded at end of street with plenty of car/trailer parking space; 4) kids loved the friendly deer in the back yard; and 5) skies with sooo many stars.

Joe made it very easy to communicate by phone or text for any questions or issues.

We had such a nice time, we are already booked for next year.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jim and Sue

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Joe and Linda's house in Big Pine Key in the Month of June 2016 The house is located on a deep water canal with access to both the ocean and the gulf (no Bridges). So fishing, diving, snorkeling and any other water activities is in close proximity. You are also close to shopping, night life and many wonderful restaurants,locally or in Key West or Marathon. The house is clean and well equipped and the outdoor shower is fantastic. Joe and Linda are terrific owners and very accommodating. They respond immediately to any questions or concerns. In addition the neighborhood and neighbors couldn't be nicer. "A" definite recommend for a great vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Mexico

Perfect Keys rental home

  • 5 of 5

My Husband, Mother and I (from New Mexico) rented this house for the Month of April 2016, for some much needed rest and relaxation. It was clean, very comfortable, and very relaxing. Every morning was spent relaxing with our morning coffee while watching spectacular sun rises on the wrap around porch that faces the east then later on relaxing each night in the same spot to admire a sky full of stars. Great neighborhood, very safe and friendly neighbors. Enjoyed taking short walks to the end of the housing development to have an unobstructed view of amazing sunsets! Locations was very quiet as promised but yet close enough to travel to the other keys. Spent a few evenings in Key West enjoying the shopping & festivities in Mallory Square which was only a short drive away and took a couple of fishing and snorkeling charters from Islamorada and Marathon. House had everything that we needed to prepare meals and be comfortable. Joe & Linda (owners) were very personable and helpful if we had any questions. They offfered a lot of great suggestions for local hang outs and dinner. Most importantly we had no issues with the property and everything thing was just as pictures depicted. This was a first trip of ours to the Keys and planning on renting again next year and would highly recommend this rental.

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best

  • 5 of 5

Excellent accommodations great location

Home well stocked with everything you need

Shopping is only 10 minutes away

Would definitely come back

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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York County, PA

Bahama Street, Big Pine Key

  • 5 of 5

Everything was exactly as advertised. Nicely laid out house was neat and attractive, complete with every convenience. All appliances and furnishings in excellent condition. Location was peaceful, quiet and safe. Dockage and canal were more than adequate for my 20' boat. Fish cleaning table and bait freezer were very convenient. Owners Joe and Linda were very interested in providing a quality experience and were always quick to respond to my questions.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Secluded Private Canalfront Home
Nearest Point of Interest
Content Keys
Nearest Point of Interest
Parrotdise Bar and Grill

Bird and Wildlife Watching, Photography, World Class Fishing, Lobstering


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Port Pine Heights, Lower Florida Keys

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £400
Tax Rate 12.5%

Utilities (electric and water) is covered within the monthly rent amount up to $200. Tenant pays any additional amounts.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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