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Relaxation in Paradise - Open Water Canal

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 28 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

Relaxing in the beautiful Florida Keys, it does not get any better than this! Swimming and snorkeling in the crystal clear open water canal, docking your boat to go to world renowned Looe Key Marine Sanctuary, or heading down to Key West for all the night life and fine dining that it has to offer. This 3 bedroom has all the comforts of home in this tropical paradise island setting.

The master bedroom is furnished with a new king-size memory foam mattress, sleeping on this is a dream. This room has its own bath. One of the guest rooms is upstairs with a new queen-size bed and a twin bed, with a second bath in the hall area. The other guest room is separate, downstairs by itself, with two twin beds which can be converted to a queen. This room requires the use of an outside staircase to come up to the rest of the house. This room is perfect for sleeping in late, very private and peaceful.

There is free wi-fi and cable television in the living room and all bedrooms.

There is a beautiful balcony patio upstairs which overlooks the blue water canal. It is a great place for your morning coffee, lunch, or afternoon cocktails. There is also a downstairs patio area with a gas barbeque grill and sunbathing area.

The house is on an open canal which has access to the Atlantic and Gulf waters. The water is crystal clear and great for snorkeling and swimming. If you don't have a boat, there are great marinas and dive trips within blocks to get you out to some of the most beautiful diving and fishing in the world.

This home is a 3 block walk to 5 Brothers Two Grocery which has the best Cuban coffee and sandwiches in the Keys. It is only 1 more block to Boondocks Bar and Grill, a great place to eat and listen to live music most nights in the large tiki open air restaurant. You definitely get the island atmosphere, and they also have a great miniature golf course. There is also a large grocery store on Big Pine Key, just minutes away by car.

Of course, one of the best things about this home is its close proximity to Key West. This quaint, historical southernmost city is always entertaining and has some of the finest dining establishments anywhere. It is hard to choose, there are so many to pick from. There are also many activities to enjoy, from sunset cruises to snorkeling adventures, with everything in between.

This is a very welcoming home and it is the perfect place to explore all of the adventures that this paradise we call the Florida Keys has to offer.

Keywords: Keys Conch House, Keys Cottage, Tropical Home, Florida Keys Stilt Home

More Details

Nancy Dean
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 August, 2017

About Nancy Dean

We love to travel and the Keys have always been one of our favorite places.

Nancy Dean purchased this house in 1986

Why Nancy Dean chose Lower Florida Keys

We have been visiting the Florida Keys for many years and love the beauty of the Lower Keys. The diving and tropical waters of this area are unsurpassed. Key West ,with its architecture, history and wonderful eclectic mix of people, has always been one of our favorite places in the world to visit.

What makes this house unique

Many people who have stayed in this home through the years have told me that there is a peace and serenity about it that draws them back. I know it is the beauty of the setting and the laid back feeling you get here that makes you want to stay. It is one of our favorite places to relax and unwind.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Ramrod Key in Monroe County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
Boat Dock, crystal clear swimming/snorkeling canal.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Relaxation in Paradise - Open Water Canal
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

Quiet, Relaxing and Special

  • 5 of 5

Our month-long stay at this beautiful home on Ramrod Key was magnificent. Unlike so many other homes we have rented, Nancy provides her guests top-notch kitchen appliances and utensils. The nice ones. The pots and pans were of a good quality and the appliances are spectacular. It was great to have the washer and dryer available when needed. There were more than enough quality wash cloths and towels available for our use, as well as extra sheets, if they had been needed. The beds in this home are very comfortable, particularly the master.

The canal immediately outside the door is very clean, and it was nice to be able to swim and enjoy the cool water of the Gulf while remaining in the back yard. The outdoor shower was handy for rinsing off the salt water, or to cool off in lieu of a dip in the canal.

Nancy's neighbors are respectful and quiet. This is a safe and beautiful neighborhood for taking a stroll or for just lounging outside near the grill. This home is fully furnished with everything one could possibly want or need. We would not hesitate to return for another round of "relaxation in paradise".

Thank you, Nancy. We enjoyed our time in your beautiful home very much.

Deb & Dennis

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. I hope to have you as guests again in the future.
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Snowbirds Retreat

  • 5 of 5

A great month (March 2013) spent out of the cold Canadian winter. The weather couldn't have been better. Loved your house at Ramrod Key. It was so nice to have our boat in the canal, handy for those unexpected runs to the open water. The house worked out very well, and our company that joined us were impressed too. All the comforts of home with comfy beds to boot. I would recommend your property without a problem.

Thanks Nancy

Kathy & Jamie, Orillia, Ontario

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you as guests. It is one of the joys of owning a house in the Keys, to get to talk with my visitors. I hope to have you stay again in the future.
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Newbury Park, CA

Cute House, Nicely Decorated

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this rental house for one week and love it. The rooms are nice and cozy and well decorated. The kitchen is fully equipped. We like this rental also because it is close to Key West (about 26 miles). Bahia Honda is a great state park for those who like to snorkel. It is about 7 miles to the house. There was good communication with Nancy. She was very informative and made our stay very comfortable. We highly recommend this rental to everyone.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sebring, Fl


  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in the Keys and caught many lobsters. We were all happy with the house and the neighborhood. The dock and canal worked great for our 24 ft boat. The house was comfortable and we had everything we needed. It was great to have the washer and dryer upstairs with us so that we didn't have to go up and down. Key West was close as well as Marathon. Nancy was so easy to work with and we really appreciated that. In all we had a great experience! thanks Nancy!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the positive feedback! I am glad the lobster population cooperated with you, the water is so beautiful and clear it is hard for them to hide. The close proximity to Key West is one of the things I love about the lower Keys. Hope to work with you and your group again in the future.
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St. Augustine , Fl

Perfect for us!

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our vacation. It comes fully equipt with linens, paper products, necessary appiances and a super location. The home was exactly as described and very comfortable. The beds are very comfortable ( 2 main bedrooms in home). The linens were fresh & clean as was the entire house. Great location. We hope to rent again. Thank you Nancy!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and I would love to have you visit anytime. The Florida Keys are definitely one of the places most of use love to go back to again and again. Thank you so much for your kind words about the house, it is one of my favorite places to escape to.
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Peoria, IL

Just like home, only warmer in December!

  • 5 of 5

Three generations (six people) had a wonderful time in The Keys with Nancy's house as home base. With a toddler, we sure appreciated the in-house laundry facilities, and the little guy was able to sleep away from the parents' room. The only thing we needed to be careful of was the porch as the bars were just a little too far apart to let go of him.

Nancy had great suggestions for us: Bahia Honda, No Name Pub, Deer Reserve, places to eat and get groceries, AND, she was available via phone when we had questions! A great, caring landlady.

The photos were perfect - we recognized the house immediately and knew the rooms. Easy to find at mile marker 27. It was in great shape when we moved in, no problems. We snorkled from Bahia Honda, ate at Islamorada Fish restaurant (BEST key lime pie, great food), Turtle Hospital has good tour, Key West (Hemingway House, Truman Whitehouse, Ft. Zachary Taylor Beach and tour of Fort, Butterfly exhibit, Mallory Square at sunset, Croissants de France, Pepe Mason Cuban restaurant...)

Comfortable house, fully equipped with dishes, utensils, cookware and several spices, linens, towels, etc. Room for family dinners and places upstairs and down, inside and out, to get away from the others for awhile. The neighbors were very quiet and not inquisitive. It was very helpful the first few days to have the driveway and under the house lighted at night so we could find our way "home". Tourist books, coupons, and WIFI were helpful and appreciated as well. Great place to stay that is easy to find, away from the action of Key West while being just a short drive away, close to a small grocery/sandwich shop (5 Brothers 2) and a terrific open-air restaurant (Boondocks), both within walking distance on Route 1.(You don't have to walk on route 1; use the side street) Mile marker 27 is a very nice place to spend vacation. We'd really recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 31, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy you enjoyed your vacation, it is a beautiful time of the year to spend in the Keys. I hope you and your family can visit us again in the future.
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