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Private fishing compound on a little island between two seas.

53 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Conch Key - Conch House Private Compound

Single Family House, 3 BR, 2 Bath, Sleeps 5.

Licensed Tourist Rental. Original Conch House, fully air conditioned for your comfort. This beautifully decorated Keys House has wood paneling and wood floors, comfortable furniture, sitting area in large master bedroom with queen bed, 2nd bedroom with 2 twin beds and 3rd bedroom in small cottage off rear deck with 1 twin bed. There are 2 full baths with plenty of towels, a fully equipped new kitchen, comfortable seating on canal side covered porch, TiKi dining area off rear deck with propane grille, central a/c and heat, WiFi throughout property, cable TV in living room and 2 bedrooms. Plenty of parking for your cars and boat trailer in our gated private compound. We are a NO SMOKING and PET FRIENDLY facility.

FORGET ABOUT 'WAKE SPEED ONLY'!! IMMEDIATE ACCESS to Florida Bay flats and 8 Minutes under the Long Key Viaduct to the Ocean. Leave from our 65 foot dock plus boat basin to experience great fishing, diving and swimming in the Ocean or Florida Bay.

Our rates are moderate, in season and out.

Located at Mile Marker 63 Bayside, in the middle of the Keys. Conch Key is a perfect little island, artfully placed between the Gulf and the Ocean. Great fishing and lobstering. Enjoy the local working fishermen traveling to sea from the comfort of your back porch. Click on link to Google Maps below to locate us.

World Famous Dolphin Research Center is 2 miles south on Grassy Key. Swim with and feed the dolphins.

This fully equipped, private Conch House is situated on tiny Conch Key at the southwesterly foot of the Long Key Bridge, Mile Marker 63, bay side. You will enjoy direct views of unbelieveable sunsets from our dock, deck, porch, and roof-top deck. And great boating and fishing from our 65 foot long dock and boat basin.

Fishing, lobstering and crabbing opportunities are truly excellent. From our 65-foot dock you will have direct access to the Gulf (Florida Bay) and a vast array of flats and shoals and channels. Proceeding easterly, a five-minute ride in your boat will take you under the Long Key Bridge and into the Atlantic Ocean. The reef is about five miles away.

Rental boats are available and can be delivered to our dock for your convenience. Our Boat Basin and 65 foot dock available for your boat, if you choose to bring it.

The Hawks' Cay Resort, with its fine marina, charter boats, docks, para sailing, restaurants, and other activities is 5 minutes away.

Great Beaches in Marathon; Sombrero Beach, Coco Plum Beach and Bahia Honda State Park- mile marker 38. Don't miss the 1 mile nature walk at Long Key State Park, just 6 miles N/E on the Overseas Highway- great picnicing as well.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Catherine or Frank Harding
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
11 October, 2016
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About Catherine or Frank Harding

This is Lacey Bird looking for a fish dinner from our local fishermen or from one of our bird loving guests on the canal side deck. We love the manatees in the canal and the wonderful birds that inhabit the area. It is a truly delightful house and staying there will bring you, your family and friends together without the stresses of modern life in a fully accommodating vacation rental.

Catherine or Frank Harding purchased this house in 2003

Why Catherine or Frank Harding chose Central Florida Keys

Conch Key is a unique island. It is the last of the Keys Fishing Villages and still is active. Lobstmen and Fishermen motor in and out of our canal, on their way to the Florida Bay and Ocean. You can sit on the canal side porch and observe them, while sharing your favorite drink with family and friends. A Great White Heron (Lacy) may join you as they wait for scraps from the fishermen. The sunsets are unbelievable and the lifestyle is easy. Meet and feed Daisy Duck when she walks to the deck for her nightly snack. Escape your everyday life and enjoy a relaxing vacation with fantastic fishing, boating and great restaurants.

What makes this house unique

Great private family vacation house with quick, easy access to the Atlantic Ocean and the Florida Bay. The Conch House is a private single family gated compound, with 65 feet of dock and a boat basin, plus ample parking for your boat and trailer. We have wonderful sunsets viewed from our roof top deck and interesting views from our canal side deck of the local fishermen traveling out to sea. Rent a boat and have it delivered to our dock or bring your own and catch a great fresh fish dinner for your family and friends. Cook your catch on our grille in the Tiki. Rental Boats can be delivered and picked up from our dock. Rent a Kayak, have it delivered to our dock and tour the canals and backwater at your leisure.


based on 53 holidaymaker reviews

Private fishing compound on a little island between two seas.
average rating of 4.962264 based on 53 reviews
Titusville, Florida

Great Get-Away!

  • 5 of 5

What a great relaxing location. Nice and quiet, in a great little area. This is the place for romantic getway for two! Or if you do have kids, there is an outside attached cottage for them to have their own space. Right on the water for great views and morning and afternoon breezes. Property is obviously well cared for and everything was in great shape. The owner and property manager were very attentive and made themselves available should we need them. The location was great, centrally located in the keys. And just a short drive from Marathon where you can get about anything you may need. There are multiple restraunts a short drive away. And Key West was about an hour drive. All in all a fantastic spot to stay, highly reccomended!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2009
  • Date of Stay: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Chrissey. You left the place looking great! Much appreciated. Come back in our slow season this Fall and enjoy a substantial discount off of our already low-low rates. Frank
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Great views and felt like home

  • 5 of 5

The views from this house are great, plenty of room for your boat. Very clean and easy to find. Felt very safe. Every day we saw something different. Great location between both sides. Caught many fish behind the island you see from the house.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wesley Chapel, Florida


  • 5 of 5

The very first day, was greeted by a manatee, each day saw something different from the Great White Heron, to Sea Turtles, Sting Ray's, Dolphins and Parrot Fish to name a few. Home is well kept and as described. Master Bedroom was wonderful. We slept like babies after a day of fishing (we brought our own boat). Everything we needed. Thank you for sharing your home. We celebrated our 25th anniversary watching beautiful sunsets and beautiful scenery. Could not ask for more.

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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G&C, Finger Lakes NY

  • 5 of 5

Every review you have read about this place is true! Great location. Impeccably clean. And, well equipped. Absolutely everything you need. The morning newspaper is a short walk away. The main bed is by far the best we have had in all of our years of vacation rentals.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wiltshire UK

Sue & Jerry Wiltshire UK

  • 5 of 5

This is our 3rd visit to Frank & Catherines wonderful house on the Conch. As always the house was very clean. It had excellent wifi coverage which was great for our 2 teenage girls. The weather was fantastic so we were able to spend most of our time fishing from the dock, we saw a huge turtle swimming in the canal. The Conch is a very relaxing Key with really friendly people and we will definitely be back for a 4th visit very soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vero Beach, FL

Wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

Spent a very relaxing week on Conch Key. The house was clean and tidy, with everything we needed. We had no problem getting in and the security deposit was promptly returned. Very easy and pleasant to deal with Catherine. Our only problem was that we couldn't get the Wifi to work; there was internet just not Wifi. Besides that it was great, my 85 yr old mother could sit outside on the covered porch and watch the fishing boats, birds, manatees and fish that came by. The neighbors across the canal rented us a boat for the day, so we saw a beautiful Keys sunset from the water. Swam in the canal every afternoon.... not sure that would be possible during Lobster season though. Couldn't believe how much we enjoyed the canal, having been beach people all our lives. We hope to return soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Marathon Airport, Miami Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Nearest Ferry
63 Miles
Key West
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Key Colony Beach and Florida KeyGolf Club
Nearest Train
90 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Route 1, main travel route down the keys.
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Acquapazza Ristorante:Best Italian food-with bar
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Marathon and CoCo Plum Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: necessary

Eat at the best family run Italian Restaurant in the area run by Cristian Vauzzoni just 4 miles up the road at MM 68.5 Bayside for a great meal and welcoming service. We go there every time we are down in the Keys. Other Restaurants and Boutique Shopping in Marathon, Hawks Cay and Islamorada; 1.1 hours to Key West; Para-sailing; Experience Fishing at its best with Boat Charters and Rentals delivered to our dock; Enjoy Long Key State Park just 5 miies away for a great early morning walk; Swim at Marathon Beach just 8miles away; Enjoy Beautiful Sunsets off our decks and Tiki; Cook your own Catch on our grille; Read your favorite book in peace and quiet on the covered porch, canal side;

Swim with the Dolphins at the famous DOLPHIN RESEARCH CENTER- just 2 miles away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Conch Key, Central Florida Keys

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Fall Season
9 Aug 2016 - 3 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £28 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £32 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £61
Refundable Damage Deposit £410
Tax Rate 12.5%

A refundable damage security deposit of $500 is required at booking. This is returned at end of the rental. Housekeeping is included in the rent. State and local taxes of 12.5% of the rent are collected with the rent. There is no charge to bring your boat. We have a 65 foot dock with a 4-6 foot draft and a 20 foot wide boat basin. Holidays may have a premium price.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Conch Key in Florida Keys

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Hi-rise toilets in both baths. There is a tub in the Master Bath and a Shower in the Second Bath.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom has one Queen Size Bed and separate Sitting Area with Attached Full Bath. The Second Bedroom has attached separate Full Bath and two twin beds. The Cottage has one twin bed and accesses the Second Bath from an exterior door. There is one Portable Baby Crib available. The Living Room area has a Queen Sofa Bed.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
65 foot dock, 4-5 ft draft; plus a boat basin; direct access to Florida Bay and 8 minutes to the Ocean by Boat. Spectacular views from roof deck, parking for 2 cars and boat trailer. .

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