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Beautiful Oceanfront Home with a Private Dock in Big Pine Key! Quiet and Serene

36 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Punta Brisa - Ocean Breeze Cottage

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (4 adults max, 5 people total if kids are included)

Our serene oceanfront home with a private dock is perfect for a family vacation in the lower keys. Whether you want a relaxing peaceful vacation or you want adventure, Big Pine Key is the place.

Please check the calendar on this site for available dates. If the date is not highlighted in 'red,' then our home is available and ready to be booked! We only block off dates in 'red' after receiving an initial deposit, and the calendar is always up-to-date. If the dates are highlighted in 'yellow', the home is still up for grabs!! That simply means someone has asked to reserve those dates, but the deposit has not been made. The home is still available if the dates are highlighted in 'yellow.' The rates are as follows:

$5,200/month, or $1,650/week + 12.5% tax

Lobster Season (Last week of July and first week of August) is $3,500/week

The rates are subject to change without notice prior to reserving the home with a deposit.

An additional $500 refundable security deposit is collected in the final payment.


We have two bedrooms, one bath, PLUS a bonus room. The master bedroom has a king size bed (sleeps 2), the second bedroom has two twin beds and a twin trundle bed (sleeps 3), and the bonus room has a twin bed with a trundle bed (sleeps 1). The bath has a shower and jetted bathtub.

The great room has a wall of windows looking out onto the ocean, a DVD player and a flat screen TV with web apps for watching Hulu, Netflix, Pandora and more. The master bedroom has a similar TV. Very comfortable bedding, including high end mattresses and 100% cotton sheets and blankets. The kitchen has new appliances and is stocked with pots, pans, dishes, silverware, mixing bowls, utensils and the like. have an outdoor gas grill for your use. And, the large covered porch is a great place to enjoy the ocean breeze.


We are located on Big Pine Key, and our home is directly on the Atlantic Ocean with close access to the Gulf of Mexico.

Big Pine Key is one of the largest Keys and home to endangered key deer. You will often see them roaming freely throughout the island. Much of the island is federally protected wildlife habitat, off-limits to development. A close-knit, small-town community works conscientiously to protect the local environment, and people are drawn to this area for its unspoiled beauty. It's the perfect place for sight seeing, exploring nature, relaxing and fishing. At the end of our street is a marina with a place to dock your boat, arrange for charter boats, and rent kayaks.

The lower keys are known for excellent fishing and snorkeling. Big Pine Key is the closest point to the famous Looe Key, known for it's fabulous coral reef, and a great area for snorkeling & diving! You can take dive tours or glass bottom boat rides over the coral reef. Miles of beautiful coral reef are waiting to be explored!

We are just minutes from Bahia Honda State Park which was voted the 2nd best beach in America.

We are also located just thirty minutes from Key West where you can enjoy shopping, night life on wild Duval Street, historic tours & sites, and fine dining. During the day visit Historic sites & tour the oldest homes as well as the famous Hemingway house. Enjoy fine dining or dock side bars. Browse some of the most interesting & unique shops in Old Town Key West. And, you can't miss the memorable Sunset Celebration on Mallory Square. Every night at sunset catch the local entertainers, juggle, eat fire, swallow swords, and tell fortunes while watching the best view of the sunset in the world!

For transportation arrangements, please note we are 2.5 hours by car from the Miami Airport and 27 miles from the Key West Airport.

The ocean is waiting for you!

Keywords: Oceanfront, Ocean, Fishing, Bogie Channel, Lower Keys, Ocean View, Key Deer, Old Wooden Bridge, No Name Pub, Relaxing, vacation, holiday, family, private dock

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Greg Ruis
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
25 October, 2016

About Greg Ruis

Our family lives in Atlanta, Georgia, and we have enjoyed visiting family and friends in Big Pine Key, FL, for many years. We love vacationing at our oceanfront home in this beautiful area on the Ocean.

Why Greg Ruis chose Big Pine Key

This is a quiet serene place to enjoy nature. The ocean breeze at this home makes it a pleasure to sit on the covered porch and relax. Snorkeling is fantastic at Looe key, which is a short kayak ride away. With the private dock and fish cleaning table, this home is a fisherman's dream!


based on 36 holidaymaker reviews

Beautiful Oceanfront Home with a Private Dock in Big Pine Key! Quiet and Serene
average rating of 4.861111 based on 36 reviews

Great lobstering week

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. The house is super secluded and the yard would be filled with key deer every morning and night. We loved how convenient the house was to great lobstering areas and only a short drive to Key West. I would definitely recommend bringing a small fan. The house stayed around 78 for us but we the eastern facing windows are drenched in sunlight in the morning. We purchased a small one at Walgreens and it worked perfectly. We will definetely return!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A week in Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family vacation at the Ocean Breeze Cottage! The accommodations were exactly as advertised, and the cottage had everything needed for a comfortable stay. The location is quiet and private, with endangered Key Deer visiting the property daily! What a treat! The sunrises were spectacular. We launched our kayak right from the dock and spent every day on the water. I would highly recommend the Ocean Breeze Cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute House just 30 minutes from Key West

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this rental and would definitely consider coming back. The house is so nicely decorated and clean. We loved being able to fish on the property and even caught a baby barracuda....(released it back to the water of course!).....We had lunch at NO NAME PUB which was a short walk from the house. LOVED seeing all the Key Deer everywhere...and they are not scared at all.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Couldn't be happier

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful, clean home on the water in a nice quiet part of the keys. The owner was very thorough and everything was as described. I stayed a week and regret it couldn't be longer. The decorations are very tasteful, and the furniture/bedding is nice quality. It was exactly what I wanted, with no disappointments at all. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved this place!

  • 5 of 5

This was the our first time in the Keys but it wont be the last. We absolutely lucked out when we rented this house. Our good friends from Ft. Myers came down to meet us and brought their boat. The accommodations for the boat were superb. And there is a marina one block down the street to launch the boat from so we could drive it back to the house. The house had everything we needed during our stay and ate most of our meals there. We fished almost daily and caught plenty of fish to eat. Bistro 31 was our favorite restaurant on Big Pine. You can take your fish filets in with you and they will cook them anyway you like them and furnish soups salads hot bread and vegies all for $12 per person. It was a great house for 2 couples in our late 50's and early 60's to sit on the patio in the evenings for drinks and pet the local deer that would come out of the mangroves to visit us. The house is located in a very quite neighborhood with very little traffic and the neighbor's were very friendly. One week was not enough. We will want to come back again and again.

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Even better than the first!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this lovely home and we all agreed that it was even better than our first. The home was beautifully decorated, very clean and the beds were very comfy. We dined at home except for a few meals out-highly recommend the 7 Mile Grill and go Greek as the owners are Greek- and we had everything we needed. The neighborhood is quiet and peaceful and the neighbors are lovely. Thanks again for allowing us the opportunity to enjoy your home for a 2nd stay. We are checking our calendars and hope to achedule our 3rd soon. Highlights were catching a tarpon on the No Name Bridge-sunrises and sunsets from the patio-daily visits from key deer and lunch at the Square Grouper.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Key West

Walk down the street to the Marina for boat rentals, Short walk to a famous popular restaurant 'No Name Pub', See endangered Key Deer, See the Blue Hole, Minutes to Bahia Honda National Park, Explore natural preserved areas, 30 miles to Key West!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Punta Brisa, Lower Florida Keys

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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £411
Tax Rate 12.5%

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Punta Brisa in Lower Florida Keys

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Jacuzzi tub/shower combo
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed
  • Bedroom one with the King sized bed has a wi-fi television with Netflix and other move and music apps. Currently it is not hooked up to cable.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi ...
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Private dock with fish cleaning table.

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