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A Boaters Paradise, Family Friendly Keys Home On Serene And Scenic Big Torch Key

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 27 - 28 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
People
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
27 - 28 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Big Torch Key - Big Torch Paradise

Updated 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, On Canal With Quick Access To Atlantic And Gulf.

Big Touch Paradise is unique, offering a deep water canal to both the Atlantic and Gulf. Scuba divers, snorkelers and fishermen will love the easy access to the crystal clear water reefs at Looe Key and Little Palm Island, and the back bay and Gulf of Mexico with an easy ride to Sawyers Bank and the Content Keys. Big Torch is primarily a Wildlife and Environmental Area, providing beautiful and quiet seclusion, great birding, biking and star gazing. The location is excellent, with easy access to Big Pine, Bahia Honda, No Name Key, the National Key Deer Refuge, and Key West.

Big Pine, No Name Key, Bahia Honda and Key West are all within 30 miles from this tropical getaway.

The property is recently renovated and has been in our family for over 20 years.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Shawn Bartelt
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
28 November, 2016
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About Shawn Bartelt

My family has owned this property for over 25 years, and we were one of the first residents on the canal. My Mother and brother resided there. I was born in the Keys, and lived in Marathon until I was 6. After Hurricane Donna blew through, we relocated to Miami, and then Sarasota. As my Mother approached retirement, she wanted to return to the Keyes. I currently reside in Orlando, but have lived all over Florida. I graduated from Sarasota High and am a Gator.

Why Shawn Bartelt chose Lower Florida Keys

Its location. The setting is incredibly beautiful and quiet. The access to great diving and fishing is excellent.

What makes this house unique

The views, the sunsets, the pine cathedral ceilings, the cycling. Playing in the canal. The home, and its rooms, and the setting, make it impossible not to relax.

Reviews

5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

A Boaters Paradise, Family Friendly Keys Home On Serene And Scenic Big Torch Key
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
5

Quiet and secluded

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a month here. Well off the beaten path where a family can enjoy boating, fishing, diving and just plain old relaxation. The home offered everything we needed, as well as some extras! The owner is extremely professional, friendly and helpful, and we found this to be one of the best rentals we've come across in the Keys. The property manager was also very friendly and helpful, as well as very friendly neighbors. The home has had several upgrades which made it very comfortable. We felt right at home instantly. We are already looking forward to our return there next year. If you are looking for a well kept home, quick access to the water and quiet..........this is the place!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quiet location! Perfect spot for diving Looe Key!

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a place we could bring our boat and check out the surrounding area – topside and diving. This rental was perfect! The owner was responsive, friendly, and helpful.

Make sure you look at a map before you book. It’s about four miles off US 1, and that’s exactly what we were looking for – a quiet, peaceful getaway. Each day we went for a walk or bike ride and saw key deer and few cars. It was great having our boat 20 feet from the house, and lots of areas to check out bayside and Oceanside. We spent most of our time on Looe Key, but also enjoyed a day at Picnic Island, and just floating in the bay just outside the canal. The grocery store is about 25 minutes, and Key West and Marathon are each about 45 minutes. That was perfect since we were more interested in being on the water.

We rarely eat out, and the kitchen was stocked with everything we needed. We’ve rented many times on VRBO and have usually had good experiences. Along with location, there are a few things that are important - clean home (that includes corners and nooks and crannies), comfortable beds and pillows, and sheets and towels that don’t look like 20 year old leftovers. It’s those little touches that don’t cost much that add to the overall experience. This rental gets A+ all the way around – it’s not over the top luxury – but that’s not what we were looking for, we slept great and enjoyed the serenity.

As an added bonus, the neighbors are all very friendly and helpful. You can tell this is a close-knit community. We would definitely recommend enjoying a boater’s paradise!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful respite, bright starry skies

  • 5 of 5

After over ten years of winter visits, we can say that this house had everything we needed for our two month stay. If you reserve this comfortable home you will not be disappointed. Key Deer make their appearances on a regular basis, beautiful sunrises and sunsets. A very quiet neighborhood seeing how the property is at least four miles off Route 1. You won't see 'stars' in the night sky here- you see the entire Milky Way. The canal was excellent, and access to all types of fishing within a half hour trip. Big Pine is only a short hop, so shopping is no problem and No Name Pub still has the best shrimp pizza anywhere. We will be coming back to this property again. Reserve this home if you want a truly peaceful, relaxing, no stress vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Key West
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Ramrod Key
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Key West
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Ramrod Key
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Bahia Honda
Car: necessary

Big Touch Key is unique, offering a deep water canal to both the Atlantic and Gulf. Scuba divers, snorkelers and fishermen will love the easy access to the reefs at Looe Key and Little Palm Island, and the back bay and Gulf of Mexico with an easy ride to Sawyers Bank and the Content Keys. Big Torch is primarily a Wildlife and Environmental Area, providing beautiful and quiet seclusion. Big Torch is a 15 minute drive to Big Pine Key where shopping, booking fishing expeditions or renting boats are all convenient. The world renowned beaches of Bahia Honda are within a 25 minute drive. No Name Key provides incredible kayaking and paddle boarding through Big Pine Kayak Adventures, with trips through mangrove tunnels and inlets. For a night on the town, Key West is a 40 minute drive away, 28 miles. In addition to all the other well know amenities there, don't miss the sea plane or ferry to the Dry Tortugas. Dangerous Cruises from Key West provide sunset sailing trips and more. Get Certified for diving at the Looe Key Dive Center. Kids and adults will love the Dolphins Research Center in Grassy Key if you are driving down from Miami.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house on Big Torch Key, Lower Florida Keys

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Winter 2016/2017
2 Oct 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
27 night minimum stay
£3,490
for 27 nights
£3,863
 
 
My Standard Rate
28 night minimum stay
£3,242
for 28 nights
£3,464
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £394
Cleaning £138
Tax Rate 12.5%

Rates are subject to change. Additional terms covered in Rental Agreement

25% deposit is due upon execution of rental agreement. Deposit is non-refundable if cancellation is within 90 days of first rental date. Balance in full lis due 90 days prior to beginning of rental period. The payment may be personal or cashier's check.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Big Torch Key in Florida Keys

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Recently updated
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Recently updated
  • Outdoor shower with hot and cold water available.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Full closet, roomy, comfortable, with balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , TV with Direct TV, full closet, balcony
  • Additional queen elevated high quality blow up mattress, and a sofa fold out couch are also available.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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