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A great place to relax and enjoy the southern Keys

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 28 nights


About the property

Gorgeous 5 bedroom home with breathtaking water views and dock.

This pet-friendly home completed in 2012 has 5 rooms, 3 king size beds, and 4 twins plus a twin sofa bed and three full bathrooms. The home has a huge kitchen with custom made wood cabinets and top of the line stainless steel appliances including an indoor gas grill and a standing freezer: to keep the catch of the day and feed a big family. There are three spacious balconies that allow you to walk on and enjoy the canal and the ocean view or simply sunbathe in serenity. It has a huge screen room on the first floor where you can relax sitting on patio chairs or enjoy a meal on the outside dining room table. The house is completed fenced and has plenty of parking for RVs and boats. It is located on a huge lot, and it is very tastefully decorated. There are also two living rooms one on the second floor and the other in the third. It is located in a very quiet neighborhood and a great place for a family reunion. It has a swimming canal on the back of the house and covered parking under the first floor. Great location for a vacation, kayaking or fishing.

Oceanside and Gulf side boating await for those interested in exploring the Keys. If you hire a guide, you can explore offshore beaches on the Gulf side that we consider comparable or better than many of the beaches on Dr. Beach's list. Every once in a while a seaplane will take someone to these beaches because the locations are just so wonderful (see the picture and video someone posted about Marvin Key which is in the backcountry).

Depending on the pet, this home has some freedom to roam because it has a chain-link fence on two sides and a metal fence in front. The backyard is bordered by a swimmable canal.

More Details

Naja Murphy
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About Naja Murphy

We completed build in 2012 of this wonderful vacation home in Sugarloaf Key. As avid paddlers, we sought a home that allowed us to have low impact interactions with nature.

As mentioned throughout this advertisement we are avid paddlers. Several members of the family crewed in college and were/are competitive NCAA athletes. Whether its paddling an outrigger or simply taking a SUP for a yoga break in the backyard we enjoy being connected to nature.

We also enjoy fishing and fly fishing, and so we selected our toys and location based on our hobbies.

Naja Murphy purchased this house in 1999

Why Naja Murphy chose Sugarloaf Shores

This location has excellent access to back country fishing and ocean game. Access to back country fishing is excellent. Access to the ocean is good. Notable reefs nearby. Kayaking is over-the-top!

What makes this house unique

Sugarloaf, Cudjoe Bay and Blue Heron National Park are just minutes away. We enjoy taking out the Hobie Cat 16 on the bay which is 100 yards from the house. There are mangroves right by the house and excellent opportunities to snap photos of the wildlife.

Since paddling is our thing, we invested significantly in sharing that experience with our renters. Hence, we offer the following with our monthly rentals.

Two, West Marine fishing kayaks (details from manufacturer below).

Two, standup paddleboards (SUP). The BIC board was noted in Outdoor Magazine's paddling article. (see details from manufacturer below)

Two, Sport/recreational kayaks. One is a Hobie Kayak.

Paddling notes:

We take paddling serious so always check back because we constantly update our equipment. Even the paddles are above average since human propulsion is your power source.

West Marine excerpt:

If you feel the need for speed AND want to fish...this is your kayak

Low, sleek and stylish, our Pompano 120 Sit-On-Top Angler Kayak has the tracking and speed necessary to cover longer distances quickly and effortlessly. Although designed for day-tripping on flatwater lakes and rivers, even moderate chop and wind are no problem. Where you'll really notice the difference this kayak makes is when you start gearing up for fishing. With a load capacity of 350 pounds (including you) and lots of places to put all the essential gear you'll want to bring along.

BIC excerpt:


Keeled nose - Enhanced tracking and increased glide for fun cruising and exploring.

Full rail-to-rail volume - Enhanced stability, maximum use of the entire deck and a dry ride.

Attachment points - Six deck attachment points for securing gear and easy transport. TEN attachment points on CROSS 11’ for additional gear storage and securing a cooler/seat.

Flat deck - Perfect for family fun, cruising, fitness & yoga.

Full deck pad (Fit/Adventure) - Maximizes use of entire deck for fitness, yoga and family fun.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Sugarloaf Shores in Sugarloaf Key

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • In the event of a hurricane, the occupant must follow Monroe County evacuation orders. Post-hurricane, we will require access to repair.
  • Pet fee and agreement is required.
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1) Three kind size beds, Twin or Single Beds (1) 4 twin beds, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) One twin sofa bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Beautiful gas cook top with indoor grill


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A great place to relax and enjoy the southern Keys
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

This home was all I could have hoped for. Exactly as represented. Naja was a true pleasure to deal with.

Our month long stay was wonderful. Thanks Naja

  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun in the sun!

  • 5 of 5

We have rented a home from this owner in the past in the Cudjoe Key area, and they have always treated us well, been very accommodating to work with, and we have thoroughly enjoyed our stays. This is the first time we rented this particular home, and we loved it! The views from the top floor are spectacular for night sky viewing. The home was very spacious, well furnished, and extremely clean. The screened in porch is very large, with 2 tables for outdoor eating & entertaining. Perfect for a large family or 2 couples to rent. The neighborhood is quiet & clean. Location is perfect with lots of great dining opportunities and things to do. Excellent for walking & biking. We would definitely recommend this rental home to others, and certainly will consider staying again. Try it out! You won't be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location Location Location, Beautiful Home.

  • 5 of 5

Location, Location, Location! The Keys in itself is a spectacular place. We were fortunate to have been able to experience the Keys in this beautiful home. I took my family there for New Years and had an amazing time. I must again emphasize location, location, location for this home allowed us the best of all worlds. It is a quick drive to Key West, where we were able to enjoy the best night life the Keys have to offer with amazing restaurants and beautiful historical district. The house is just as described, enough space to always be able to find the perfect spot to enjoy the surreal experience of waking up in the keys and enjoying the perfect cup of coffee, with the feeling that you are in your own private, peaceful corner of the earth, and at the same time having the perfect living area to share with family and friends. The house is elegantly furnished with a sophisticated modern feel. I mostly enjoyed that I was able to explore the back country and the beautiful bay via a kayak from the back yard, did I say location, location, location. In all, we were very pleased with our choice of this home and certainly will stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Feb-2013
  • Date of Stay: December 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Key West or Marathon
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
It's the Keys, cheeseburgers and beer
Nearest Ferry
17 Miles
Key West to Naples
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Key West Golf Club and Mini Golf
Nearest Train
158 Miles
No way
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Square Grouper, Sugarloaf Lodge
Nearest Ski
2000 Miles
No way, but wakeboarding park is nice.
Nearest Beach
14 Miles
Bahia Honda State Park and Beach
Car: recommended

Only 17 Miles from famous Key West.

Great views of the canal and partial views of the bay from three balconies on the front and back of the first and second floor. Huge screen room with chairs for relaxing while looking at the canal. This is a serious kayak area. Boat dock (i.e. 60 feet) with excellent access to ocean and backcountry.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Sugarloaf Shores, Lower Florida Keys

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
Fall & Winter Season
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Jun 2019
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
My Standard Rate
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £1,511
Pet Fee £151.1
Cleaning fee £245.54 + Tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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