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Oceanfront Beach House With Protected Canal Dockage, B. Y. O. boat

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 28 nights


About the property

Ocean front beach house & pr.otected seawall on 60' wide canal

Our beach house is an open floor plan with postcard Atlantic Ocean views from every room. Off the main living area are two bedrooms with queen size beds and a full bathroom (there is also an ocean front enclosed outside shower at ground level). Central air, and tile floors and ceiling fans throughout. The house is situated on a 55' wide pebble beach which leads into the ocean and Niles Channel, directly across from Little Palm Island. The south door of the elevated house opens onto an outside deck off the living room. Enjoy spectacular sunrises, the glow of the southern sky at sunset and the night sky. Our panoramic view of the open ocean from the horizon to the open sky is breathtaking. Star gazing here is spectacular (very limited stray light from populated areas).

Offered with the house is a 60' wide canal, located behind the house, with instantaneous direct deep ocean access from protected dockage. Our seawall can easily accommodate up to a 28’ boat and is equipped with a fish cleaning station, and water. For a Google Earth view of our awesome location, scroll to the bottom of this page.

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Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2017

About owner

Bud and Grace have been married for over 30 years. We share the love of water sports and the ocean with each other and our 3, now adult, children. All 5 of us are divers and avid boaters. Our favorite vacation destination was the lower keys until we moved to Summerland, over ten years ago. We love the location, its neighborhood and access to blue water so much that in 2013, we purchased the oceanfront beach house. We look forward to sharing this vacation destination and the beauty of the southern end of Summerland Key with you.

owner purchased this house in 2013

Why owner chose Lower Florida Keys

Our oceanfront beach house is one of the very few homes that have an oceanfront beach and protected dockage on a seawall in a wide and deep water canal with instantaneous direct ocean access and easy access to the gulf and back country. The southernmost end of Summerland is a special place; its open space is filled with palm trees, tropical gardens, naturally occurring plants, birds and other wildlife that share the island with those fortunate enough to find and take the time to enjoy it. Whether by land or by sea, there is plenty to do. We hope that you will enjoy our beach house on Summerland Key and experience island living and all that the lower keys have to offer.

What makes this house unique

The horizon ocean view from every room in the house is spectacular. We have been told by several guests that pictures do not do justice to the panoramic view the Key-ver ocean front beach house offers. (trying to capture the ocean colors and ever changing outdoors through the windows, the house looks dark, but it is not, it is very light and airy). Very few homes have the ocean in the front yard and a protected canal behind the house, but this one does. On any given day, the ocean going ship traffic can be seen on the horizon. Sails and unlimited hydroplane rooster tails are a common site off shore, as are dolphin, near shore. The neighborhood is quiet, it is a mile and a half from the overseas highway, off the beaten trail. Summerland Key is close enough to Key West to make daily or nightly trips, but far enough away to enjoy the island breeze, hear fish jump, watch the ever changing ocean, and a stellar view of the night sky.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Park on property. No on street parking (road is too narrow for parking and emergency vehicles to access the other 2 homes on Calle Bogota).
  • Boat docking is adjacent to Calle Colombia, on part of a 60' wide end of a short canal. Please ask where your boat trailer should be parked.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Enclosed outdoor shower at ground level on ocean side of the house.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • The Guest Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , East view of the ocean and west view of the canal.
    The Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , South East horizon view of open Atlantic Ocean.
  • Ocean view from master BR. Queen size bed, tile floor and ceiling fan in both bedrooms.
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(8 traveller reviews)

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Oceanfront Beach House With Protected Canal Dockage, B. Y. O. boat
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Miami, Florida

Key-ver House an unspoiled slice of Eden

  • 5 of 5

I am an art critic with the Village Voice Media’s Miami New Times and my girlfriend is an attorney who were eager to plan a vacation away from the hectic pace and vagaries of life in Miami. At the Key-ver House on Summerland Key we discovered an unspoiled slice of Eden with an abundance of natural wildlife, soul-enriching serenity and spectacular fishing. Let’s begin by saying that the owners’ Bud and Grace were both generous and hospitable taking the time to orient us about the surrounding area and all the activities available to visitors. The house itself was spacious, with a private beach and boasted panoramic windows overlooking the ocean that doubled as one’s personal theatrical stage featuring stunning sunrises and frolicking pods of porpoises and the occasional sea tortoise. The house comes well-appointed with every conceivable home amenity, including a gourmet-friendly kitchen, cooking hardware and appliances. The bedrooms are comfortable and all the rooms decorated in understated tropical, Keys fashion. Located between Marathon and Key West---a short 25-minute drive in either direction—Key-ver House is close to some of the finest restaurants in the region and just minutes away from Bahia Honda recognized as one of the top ten beaches in America. The house also comes with a pair of kayaks and bikes to make exploring the area an adventure. We love fishing. So when Bud offered us his nautical maps and shared tips on nearby snapper honey holes to dip our lines in we were enthusiastic. Let’s just say that a short kayak ride from the backyard to the nearby Crab Key provided us with our daily limit of twenty snappers each time we visited. The ridiculously gorgeous spot made for some great meals not to mention fish stories that have left friends and relatives green with envy. Not only did Bud and Grace make us feel at home upon arriving, but the house itself was homey and comfortable in every way imaginable. Before we forget, we have to mention that the Key-ver House is pet friendly and our three girls—a teacup poodle, a dachshund and a Chihuahua had the best time of their lives there, romping in the surf, sniffing out crabs in their holes and chasing iguanas. The place is even fronted by a private canal to park your boat and houses some of the fattest snapper we bagged during our vacation. I can’t think of a better place to relax and unwind, uplift your spirit or communicate with nature. This quiet, waterside retreat fit what we were hoping for flawlessl

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks very much for your review. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Quiet and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

With two bedrooms, the house is perfect for a quiet get-away for a couple with or without guests or a small family. Located on a private beach at the end of a dead-end road, it is a great place to walk a dog or bicycle without traffic. The home has both bicycles and kayaks available for use, and it was fun to explore the near-by islands by kayak. The whole back of the house is windows and the view is fantastic. We enjoyed watching the shore birds and the fishermen on the near-by flats with the telescopes provided and wading to fish ourselves was as close as the back door. It is a short 22 mile drive to the hustle and bustle of Key West and there are ample dining opportunities on other islands near-by, as well. A nice grocery store is available on Big Pine Key about 10 minutes away. The owners live across the canal from the house and they have always made us feel very welcome. We plan to return.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our monthly stay at this rental. The view was fantastic and the house certainly met our needs. The owners provided us with kayaks which saved us several hundreds of dollars. Every appliance work! The locations presents itself well for bicycling which we did everyday. Also, we being on Summerland Key makes for a short trip to Key West or Big Pine.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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You Can't Miss!

  • 5 of 5

We had the perfect vacation with our two boys (20 and 21). The island is quiet enough that you have plenty of quality family time yet close enough to both Key West and Marathon to have outings to more activities. I can not say enough about the location. If you bring or rent a boat you can be at Looe Key Reef snorkeling without much delay. If you don,t have a boat there are many companies that will take you. The owners have a nice notebook that helps you feel at home on the island and directs you toward fun activities. The home was perfect for us. It was clean, well stocked and had items like kayaks and bikes to use. If you are thinking of visiting the Keys and two bedrooms suit your needs then you will love this home. It has a unbelievably beautiful view. The owners are honest, easy to work with and helpful. Enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gadsden, AL

The Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to the Keys and our expectations were lofty to say the least. From the moment we arrived, we knew we were in paradise. The owners, Bud & Grace were gracious and very knowledgeable of the area and gave us the perfect mix of privacy and attention when needed.

The house is close enough to Key West to enjoy the entertainment and attractions and just far enough away for the peace and tranquility the rest of the Lower Keys have to offer. The views from the house are captivating. It is ideally located for diving snorkeling, and fishing. It had all the amenities you could want.

Thanks in large part to the wonderful owners, we truly had the "trip of a lifetime" and definitely plan to return to the Key-Ver House.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clearwater, fl

A month of relaxation.

  • 5 of 5

The two of us, both senior citizens, spent the whole month of November 2014 at this great spot. We enjoyed very much Bud and Grace, who were superior hosts. There were a couple of minor glitches that showed up while we were there however both Bud and Grace were there immediately to correct them.

One day we've seen over 40 dolphins porpoising right out in front of the house. We watched the beautiful sunrise almost every morning.

I caught quite a few fish from the seawall. Next time I will bring a boat or get one that can be kept right at the 60 foot sea wall seawall. "You can rent one just down the road a short distance"

We made a good friend of very large iguana. About five feet long... Everyday he would come and pose in the trees right next to us.

We definitely plan on returning.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Key West
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
The Wharf
Nearest Ferry
24 Miles
Key West Express (Fort Myers/Marco Island)
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Key West (Stock Island)
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Over Seas
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
The Wharf
Nearest Beach
front yard; also Bahia Honda & Picnic Island
Car: recommended

The Key-ver beach house is 1½ miles from the Overseas Highway, mile marker 25, on the southern tip of Summerland Key. Summerland Key is flanked to the east by Niles Channel, the only deep draft (high bridge) channel between Marathon and Key West; and to the west by Kemp Channel, making easy access for boating both on the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico and back country. Summerland Key is close enough to enjoy the historic, island city of Key West yet it is a truly peaceful piece of paradise where you can hear the lapping water, rustling palm fronds and gentle sounds of birds. It is five miles to Big Pine shopping. Restaurants, seafood markets and entertainment, are nearby; Little Palm Island (an exclusive resort) is a short boat ride to a five star lunch or dinner. The ocean is your front yard. We are among the closest homes to great snorkeling and diving, at Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary, our coral reef, which is a short 3 mile trip off shore from your door. On a clear, calm day you can see the navigation marker at Looe Key from the house! Bring your boat or rent one and dock in our protected canal located behind the house (the canal is featured in pictures 21 and 22). Bahia Honda is a short drive and rated one of the top ten beaches in Florida. There are many fun and educational points of interest close by, our house is a very cool place from which to experience island living at its very best.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Summerland Key, Florida Keys

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Fall Special
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
1 Dec 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
My Standard Rate
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £116.32

From $3600 to $4100/month (season varies)
Please Email with your vacation stay requests
Monroe County requires a minimum, 28 day, Short Term Lease.
A $500 deposit is to be paid at time of reservation and balance is required one month prior to arrival.
There is a $150 cleaning fee.
There is a pet fee when applicable.
There is a 12.5% state and county tax on all rents received.

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice
For scheduling purposes, we prefer to keep 28 day vacation rentals within one calendar month

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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