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Little Torch Hidden Gem

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type mobile home
Minimum Stay 28 nights

Overview

About the property

A hidden treasure in the lower keys

This home is a great place to get away from the rigors of life and enjoy the peace and quiet of the lower keys or get out and partake in all types of water activities. Little Torch is centrally located in the keys but will make you feel like you are miles away.

This is a canal front home, maintained in excellent condition with a new deck all new flooring throughout in summer 2015. The canal is wide enough to dock a 25 foot boat with no problem. You are only 5 homes from the open water on the north side of the island. No bridge to open water. Just minutes away from full service marinas, jet ski rentals, boat ramps, boat rental and fishing.

Canal and surrounding water is great for fishing, snorkeling, kayaking, scuba diving, boating, back country fishing, and canoeing. Full service dive shops are only 3 minutes away. Looe Key is directly off coast with the best snorkeling and dive site in the lower keys.

Grocery, post office, pharmacy, banks are all nearby. Deer key within minutes. If you are looking for other adventures, you can swim with the dolphins 45 minutes away or visit Old Town Key West and see the famous sunset performers only 45 minutes away.

More Details

Property Manager
Vincent Bonnici
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 November, 2017

About Vincent Bonnici

We have lived on the west coast of Florida for over 45 years. We purchased our Little Torch Hidden Gem (one of the first in the community) when our children were young and have been enjoying it ever since. We are retired now and have let our children help us with the maintenance and management of the property.

Vincent Bonnici purchased this mobile home in 1975

Why Vincent Bonnici chose Big Pine Key

The is truly a hidden gem in the lower keys. We have so many fond memories of spending time here and hope that you will build similar memories. You can relax, just sit out back along the canal and enjoy the breeze off the water or plan activities all day long. It is one of the few wide canals in the lower keys.

What makes this mobile home unique

This home sits in a small, quiet community where you are minutes from backwater fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, jet-skiing, deep sea fishing and more. Looe Key is a wonderful nearby diving and snorkeling sight.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday mobile home in Big Pine Key in Monroe County

Property Type:
  • mobile home
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
    outside shower - outside shower by deck and outside toilet in shed.
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , master has 2 closets and walk in shower in bath.
    sofa sleeper - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , sofa pulls out to queen bed.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , push together for king -extra sheets & matress pad in closet
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

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Little Torch Hidden Gem
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 19 reviews
5

Trailer was built in 1975, furnishings have stayed the same

  • 5 of 5

rather than watching tide changes and boat traffic out of front windows all you see is back of shed. owner should have yard and bug issues seen to. too much money for conditions.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The house has been remodeled included both bathrooms and floors throughout. Some of the original interior aesthetics have been left as a throw back to the 70's however functionality is not compromised. Unfortunately that location is the only place to put a shed within the Monroe County Codes so feel free to take it up with them. The view certainly is not obstructed if you step outside. The house is frequently treated for pest control and yes, weeds grow in Florida, especially when the owner has not been on property for a couple of months. The renter requested to return next year (with no complaints whatsoever) but a proposed rate increase to a market rate (since we cannot rent weekly any longer, thanks aging to Monroe County Code) sent the renter off on an insult riddled tirade, for which I refused to re-book at any rate.
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Melbourne, FL
5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

My family of five stayed for a week and we had a great time. The property was just as advertised and there were no issues. It was clean and everything worked. I hope we get a chance to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Napanoch, NY
5

Pat

  • 5 of 5

Just spent the whole month of March here. Had a wonderful time, we were also here last March and would have come back in 2017 but was rented out for several months including March, very disappointed as we love the home and have gotten to know a lot of the neighbors. My sister in law lives just across the canal so it was great floating to her place or her floating to us. Now looking for a place to stay next year. Lots to do, butterfly conservatory in Key West, Hemmingways Home, and of course Mallory Square for sunset ( although I think the sunset was better in little Torch) and stroll Duval St.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Time

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a month. Wonderful time. The property was just as expected with no surprises It was clean and everything worked. Would highly recommend this to anyone and will return.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gainesville, FL
4

Comfortable accommodations with great access to the backcountry

  • 4 of 5

We booked this unit for a last-minute trip to the keys. The house was exactly as described. Unfortunately, the Internet service was down the first few days were there, but the owner worked diligently with the Internet company to get it back up by Wednesday.

The house was very clean, comfortable and the kitchen was well-equipped. There must've been at least five lasagna pans! The air conditioner, TVs and hot water were all great. We brought our backcountry boat to the keys for the first time and the location for exploring the backcountry was ideal. It's probably only 100 yards down the canal to open water and we used the unusually calm days in March to explore backcountry. We saw a guide in a 31 foot contender heading out, so it is possible to bring a big offshore boat down and stay at this house. The neighbors were very friendly and offered fishing and boating advice.

We usually stay in the Big Pine/Little Torch/Ramrod Key area because everything we need is within a few miles. A Winn-Dixie, Napa auto/boating supply, bait and tackle shops and several Marine dealers on big Pine Key. If you want to really splurge one night, get reservations at Little Palm Island and catch their shuttle for a spectacular dinner if money is no object. If you haven't seen key deer up close, a drive in the key deer preserve on Big Pine Key at dusk is a guarantee to see several deer.

I would definitely consider this house for my next "guys week of hard-core fishing" trip.

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, quiet, relaxing, wishing I was there right now vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I rented this place in April. Clean, quiet, I think we were the noisy ones lol. Backs right up to the canal. Fished the canal the first night and caught two of the five keepers on our trip. Grateful for the fishing station. Really came in handy. Very quiet area and the neighbors were friendly. The sky is amazing at night. Never seen so many stars. Will definitely be back!!!

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Key West, Florida
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
U.S. 1
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Bahia Honda State Park, Big Pine Key, Florida
Car: recommended

Just a couple miles from Big Pine Key where you can find ATM's, grocery stores, shopping, restaurants, movie rentals and more.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday mobile home in Big Pine Key, Florida Keys

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
early 2018
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Jan 2018
28 night minimum stay
£2,240
for 28 nights
£2,393
 
 
season 2018
1 Feb 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
28 night minimum stay
£2,637
for 28 nights
£2,818
 
 
My Standard Rate
28 night minimum stay
£2,200
for 28 nights
£2,350
 

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £94.58
Refundable Damage Deposit £226.98
Tax Rate 12.5%

$125.00 cleaning fee. Deposit required.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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