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

Bedrooms 2
Space sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome


About the property

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

Greg Ruis
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
26 March, 2017

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!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Punta Brisa in Big Pine Key

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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 ...
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(43 traveller reviews)

Beautiful Oceanfront Home with a Private Dock in Big Pine Key! Quiet and Serene
average rating of 4.860465 based on 43 reviews

What a special place.

  • 5 of 5

This cottage looked exactly like the photos, which is extremely cute and comfy. But the sense of outdoor space was also very appealing, absolutely private and quiet. The key deer visited us regularly as well as a neighborhood cat which we loved. The deer were very friendly and we became quite attached to number one (some of the deer are collared so they can monitor them). We had a couple of minor things happen but Carrie and Greg were very prompt in response which we appreciated. We were first timers to the Keys and found we liked the lower Keys. We enjoyed The Square Grouper for dinner/happy hour, No Name Pub for lunch, and the Galley Grill for breakfast, where they have outstanding fare in a modest setting. In Key West we dined at Blue Heaven along with the chickens. Despite the February crowds, we managed to see most everything we hoped to. I found myself becoming quite attached to Big Pine Key, really off the beaten path a bit and very laid back. Thank you Carrie and Greg!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Very relaxing setting.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wildlife Abounds!

  • 5 of 5

This get away on Big Pine Key has much to offer: beautiful open water view, close encounters with Key deer, iguanas and wide variety of birds, privacy on the sunny or shady porch. The location is perfect if you are looking for the peace and quiet of the lower Keys. It is a quick walk to rent a kayak at Big Pine Key Adventures or lunch at No Name Pub. The home is comfortable and kitchen well equipped. Hope to visit again soon!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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quiet waterfront cottage in great location

  • 4 of 5

This quiet waterfront cottage is in big Pine key at the end of Bogie road looking out on Bogie channel. Very well maintained and clean. Very restful.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Christmas in Paradise at Ocean Breeze Cottage on Big Pine Key

  • 5 of 5

My son and I were lucky enough to stay at Ocean Breeze Cottage for 2 weeks during the Christmas Holidays. The home, weather and our stay was just perfect. We enjoyed doing lots of activities, including kayaking to No Name Key and through the mangroves. Chris at the Old Wooden Bridge Marina was a big help with all of our questions and a great tour guide. Very knowledgeable. Loved the Key Deer that came to visit each morning and night. Love the location of this home, nice, quite and private. Thank you so much for sharing your Beautiful home with us. Look forward to returning some day.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place!!!! Best experience

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I booked this place for Thanksgiving and I can't say enough about how wonderful of an experience it was. First of all Big Pine Key itself is incredible and unique. We rented bikes from Wooden Bridge rentals a block away. It was fantastic to bike around and see sunrise and the Key Deer roaming around. We also rented a boat which was very affordable. Big Pine Key is special because of the Key Deer and it's flat so biking is fun. My husband fishes so he was in heaven as well. It's secluded and peaceful, but a short drive from restaurants, Winn Dixie, Walgreens, and many restaurants. No Name Pub is walking distance and a lot of fun. Plus it's easy to get to Key West and Honda Key if you want a day trip snorkeling. Key West has a great day trip to Dry Tortugus Island... a MUST do. It is also a short drive to Marathon Key which has the Turtle Hospital and Dolphin Experience. This is why I feel the location is perfect.

The house we stayed at was amazing. We were greeted by Key Deer ever day. The last morning of our trip we were sent off with 11 deer on our porch!!! The house was cozy and fully equipped with anything you needed to make your own meals. It was only my husband and I, but there were beds for three more if you had a bigger group. There is also a room where you can store rental bikes equipped with towels and beach chairs. It is nice and quiet and a bike ride/ walk away from no name key where you can watch the sunrise over the bridge. There would be lot's to do here if you had children.

I highly recommend this place and Big Pine key!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are glad you loved it and hope you will visit us again soon!
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Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Key West

Walk to the Marina for boat rentals, Short walk to a famous 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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Mini Lobster Season
22 Jul 2017 - 29 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £403
Tax Rate 12.5%

Rates are subject to change until payment is received and the property is reserved.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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