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Paradise At The End Of The Road. 300 degree view OCEAN FRONT w/ DEEP WATER dock

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 28 nights


About the property

You Won't Know You Aren't On A Private Island! Pool, Dock, Views, Sleeps 10

This 3 story gated home is located on 1 acre at the end of Niles Rd in a secluded part of the wild life refuge. The home sits on over one acre of exotic gardens which contain an orchid sanctuary, orange, mango, lemon, key lime, guava, banana,avocado, and star fruit trees. This breath taking garden wraps around the 16x36 pool, 8x8 spa, and private outdoor shower area enhancing the feeling of being in a private island paradise. The beautiful pool area is complete with custom lounge furniture.

From the back of the home a 200 foot dock extends directly into Niles Channel and features a boat lift, additional mooring tie ups, cleaning station and underwater lights that turn on nightly transforming the area into a private aquarium perfect for night fishing. For the fisherman or divers there is easy access to Looe Key and offshore as well as easy access to the backcountry. No small canals to negotiate or long slow rides to your destination. For the star gazers you will have no trouble identifying all the constellations.

The front of the home has an unobstructed view of the mangrove islands in the back country perfect for paddle boarding, kayaking and bird watching. There is ample parking for cars and boat trailers.

This fabulous home features 2 stories of wrap around porches allowing for unobstructed views of the fabulous sunrises to sunsets and everything in between. Hammocks, veranda furniture, and an outdoor dinning table allow for maximum enjoyment of this unprecedented view.

The large master bedroom is located on the third floor and features high ceilings and sliding glass doors opening to both porches, a sitting area, and walk in closet. The master bathroom also features a garden bath tub and shower with a water view.

Also on the third floor is an open floor plan with living room, dinning room, kitchen, powder room, and utility room. All rooms have extensive and unobstructed views of Niles Channel and the Gulf of Mexico including the utility room!!!! The wrap around porches can also be accessed from every room. The kitchen has granite counter tops and all the necessary equipment, cooking appliances, and gadgets to fix a gourmet meal.

The second floor features two 12x24 bedrooms each containing a private bathroom . The first of the bedrooms contains 2 king size beds, TV, and ample storage. The second large bedroom contains 1 king size bed and 2 extra long twin beds, TV, and storage. All beds are Serta iComfort and both bedrooms have 2 porch access points and complete views of the Atlantic and gulf. Also on the second floor is a day room containing a TV, sitting area and day bed.

The home is completely furnished with hand selected items to enhance the breath taking views and experience. Every room has been decorated to visually put you in the Florida keys as well as be comfortable in order to best enjoy this one of a kind view and property.

The home does have wireless internet and limited direct TV on the second floor with flat screen TV's and dvd players.

This home boasts spectacular views from every single room, including all bathrooms, and utility room. The wrap around porches give a nearly 360 degree view of the water. This location is perfect for fishermen, families, or a winter retreat. Wild life is literally at your fingers, dolphin regularly are seen jumping in front of the dock, sea turtles and large rays are also common guests! A variety of birds nest in the neighboring refuge and key deer also have been know to stop by.

You can take a 1.5 mile bike ride up the road to a local favorite , The Wharf Bar and Grill, where you can enjoy nightly live music, delicious food, and a margarita to die for. Directly across from this must try spot is a gas station, ice machine , liquor store, hardware store, and a boutique. Your bike ride can continue (without crossing US 1) along the scenic pedestrian pathway for a quarter of a mile to a wonderful bakery and coffee shop.

This convenient location is 2 miles from a lovely family owned grocery, and only 5 miles from at least 4 other wonderful restaurants.

For the snorkelers and divers, the home only a 15 minute boat ride to Looe Key Reef!

Whether you are ready for some R&R, fishing, lobstering, boating, diving, swimming or sightseeing, this home will give you a first class, tropical experience.

More Details

Karen and Marty McKenna
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 June, 2017

About Karen and Marty McKenna

The owners are Florida natives and residences. The couple along with their 4 children have every 'key hobby' one can imagine. This wonderful place keeps the scuba divers, fly, deep sea, and spear fisherman busy as well as the kayakers, stand up paddle boarders, gardeners, animal watchers, pool loungers, restaurant goers, chefs, and relaxers happy and without a care in the world. This is their all time favorite vacation spot, more so, it is where they are happiest.

Karen and Marty McKenna purchased this house in 2012

Why Karen and Marty McKenna chose Lower Florida Keys

This property is secluded, quiet and great for relaxing. On over an acre the owner likes to keep his green thumb busy growing orchids and fruit trees. The owner has over 150 orchids to enjoy! It is very close to Looe Key Reef which is great snorkeling and diving and close to the back country for great lobstering and fly fishing. There is ample parking for boat trailers!

What makes this house unique

Less than a 2 mile bike ride along a scenic path to restaurants, coffee shop, liquor store, and gas station. For the biking enthusiasts there is a bike path stretching from Islandmarado all the way to Key West.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • 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 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , combination laundry room and half bath
    Bathroom 5 - Outdoor Shower , Heated outdoor shower
  • All bathrooms have water views. Downstairs baths are a shower/tub combo. Master bath has a garden tub as well as a walk in shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
  • All bedrooms have full water views, private bath with view, and 2 sliding glass doors opening to each side of wrap around porch. Bedrooms all have closets as well as dresser drawers for additional storage. Every bed is a Serta iComfort.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
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
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
We have an automatic no-see-um and mosquito extinguishing system that keeps you comfortable when entertaining outside.


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Paradise At The End Of The Road. 300 degree view OCEAN FRONT w/ DEEP WATER dock
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Florida Keys at its best

  • 5 of 5

The Paradise at the end of the road is a blend of so many things that make it perfect. Unusual for the Florida Keys, the property is far enough away from the Overseas Highway that all you hear are the peaceful sounds of nature. Situated next to a nature preserve it is like you are on your own private island yet minutes from all the amenities of the Florida Keys.

The house itself is immaculate and its thoughtful elevation above sea level allows for cooling breezes and a virtual critter free environment.

The grounds, and especially the gardens with the fruit trees and the flowers, are understated and impeccable.

A real gem. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is truly paradise....deserves at least 10 stars!!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful home at "the end of the road" is truly an oasis...it far exceeded our expectations. The home is well appointed and fits 6 adult couples very comfortably. The kitchen is well equipped and made cooking all the fresh fish we caught so easy! There are 2 options for grilling - 2 eggs on the first level and a gas grill on the patio adjacent to the kitchen. The pool, hot tub and outdoor shower are absolutely beautiful! But, nothing compares to the gardens!! You can see how much the owners love their home...there are dozens and dozens of orchids to key limes, lemons, avocado, mango, guava, persian limes, pineapple, star fruit, red gradefruit (and others I am sure I forgot), the lush tropical gardens are breathtaking. It is a sanctuary for many types of birds - we saw ibis and heron daily!! The dock has a lift, so it was very convenient to leave our boat there. There is great fishing everywhere and you can even catch a mangrove snapper or two right off the dock! The owners provide kayaks for use in the back country - access is either off the dock or down the street a few feet. There are also bikes to go to the main road for shopping. We cannot say enough about Karen - she is wonderful! She kept in touch with us and answered all our needs within minutes. This is paradise - from the peaceful sunrises to the dramatic sunsets, there is no other place I would stay in the Keys! We are definitely returning next Summer!!

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a fabulous time and that the orchids were in bloom while you were there.
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Surfside beach

Amazing house and location!

  • 5 of 5

The house the porches the views the boat dock all amazing.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything we hoped it would be!!

  • 5 of 5

The house was exactly what we had hoped it would be. Our vacation consisted of 3 adult couples. There were separate bedrooms and bathrooms for each couple. The house was FULLY equipped, just as Karen said. We enjoyed the pool and hot tub after spending the day fishing, snorkeling or dicing for lobsters. We rented a boat and kept it at the dock. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and HIGHLY recommend this vacation home. PS The beds are very comfortable!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house is so beautiful, sits on the ocean with a long gorgeous dock and 2 boat lifts, we were in awe of the 360 view of the ocean, the limes and coconut trees were fantastic! We picked and ate fresh limes with the fish that we caught daily. The kids loved picking the limes for lunch and dinner! The decks are huge and with lovely patio furniture. The pool and hot tub are HUGE and we were in them constantly after boating. Some of the best restaurants are very close to this home and you're SO CLOSE to Key West! I can't say enough about the awesome experience we had here. We are planning to go back this Summer. It is a vacation that our family will always remember and brag about. :)

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great time and thank you for a wonderful review. Just wanted to clarify that we only have 1 boat lift but space to dock another boat. :)
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More than a Vacation Rental - a Fantastic Vacation EXPERIENCE!

  • 5 of 5

My family travels 2-3 times/year for a week or two at a time for fun – when we do, we stay in a VRBO house or condo 95% of the time. We have usually had good experiences, and have stayed in enough different properties to be able to discern good from excellent. This house, ‘Paradise at the End of the Road’, just raised our ‘excellent’ bar even higher! Wow! Upon pulling into the driveway at the end of the road, we were immediately hit with a breathtaking view straight out ahead of us of the water and dock. The grounds are immaculately cared for with lush, tropical and unique trees, flowers and shrubs. The fruit trees are amazing! Bananas, coconuts, key limes, star fruit, avocado, mango, lemons, grapefruit, and oranges! Nestled amongst the foliage is a luxurious pool and hot tub - we knew then where we’d be spending most of our days! The kids (ages 8 & 11) jumped right in and never got out! Right next to the pool is an amazing outdoor shower! Our entire family had to get used to indoor showers again once we left! We showered every day in the open, balmy air!Inside, we discovered a home we would soon feel very relaxed and comfortable in. All three rooms have at least one king size bed (and they are all made for you upon arrival)! And I’m not talking about the kind of bed you usually toss and turn in while on vacation. I’m talking about top-of-the-line Serta iComfort Gel Memory Foam mattresses that will make your comfy bed at home seem like a bed of nails! We have never gotten such great sleep on vacation before! The 2-level wrap-around decks are gorgeous with comfortable seating to enjoy the views! And, speaking of views, they are EVERYWHERE! At any point around the deck, you are looking out over the tree line at a stunning view of the water. Sunrises and sunsets can be watched easily as you sip your coffee or your wine. You’ll never want to leave! The kitchen. Wow. It is up-to-date, and provides everything you’ll need to enjoy a week of cooking and more. From the kitchen, you can gaze directly out at the bay from any of the MANY windows throughout the living areas around you. You’ll discover that this kitchen has provided the best pots, pans, and cooking utensils you’ll ever have available in a vacation rental. Usually we are scraping scrambled eggs relentlessly off of worn out, cheap pans. Not here! Cooking was a joy!

While staying here, it became obvious that this is a house truly loved by the owner rather than just a rental. :)

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the rave review. It has been a pleasure making this vacation rental a home away from home. So glad you enjoyed your time at our piece of paradise.
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Key West
Nearest Barpub
1.9 Miles
Looe Key Tiki Hut
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Key West
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
BoonDocks Mini Golf
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Gallery Grill, Square Grouper & BoonDocks
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Bahia Honda
Car: necessary

Summerland Key is right in between the famous Bahia Honda, a world renowned state park and beach area, and Key West. It has a quaint small town, quiet feel, while still boasting amenities, such as a small grocery store, liquor store,great restaurants, Twice the Ice, bank, etc. Only 5 miles from a larger grocery store, and 25 miles from the famous, historic party town, Key West. Have the best of both worlds!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Summerland Key, Florida Keys

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer Rate
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
Winter Season 2017-2018
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

Pet Fee £134.65
Refundable Damage Deposit £769.4
Cleaning Fee £230.82

Monthly rates are based on a 28 day rental. Email me to request quote for less than 28 days. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. It is not mandatory for a Saturday to Saturday rental. Start any day of the week if available. You can come in Friday and stay through the following Sunday for an additional fee. Additional costs for major holidays.

Deposit due at signing of contract to hold dates. 1/3 of rent is due 6 months prior to agreement, 1/3 of rent due 3 months prior to agreement, and the balance is due 1 month prior to agreement. Cancellation policy- deposits will be refunded if you cancel your agreement prior to 60 days before check in. Any rental fees will be refunded if we get new bookings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.