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Big Pine Key Waterfront Home:Boating,Sunrises,Relax in Paradise!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 1 'tiki room', 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8

Beautiful, new home directly on the water, perfect for boating with easy access to Atlantic or Gulf. Boat dock on bayfront & canalside. Amazing sunrises on the private porch deck. New furniture throughout. This home offers a wonderful opportunity for relaxation & enjoyment of many water sports and activities in the beautiful, tropical FL Keys. Kayaks, bikes, some sports equipment available. Beach/National Seashore park just minutes away. Charters nearby to Looe Key Marine Sanctuary reefs for snorkeling or scuba diving. Local park nearby, as well as restaurants, bars and shopping. In the heart of the Key Deer National Sanctuary. Short trip to Key West, a fun day trip, offering much sightseeing, water sports/activities, charter fishing, cruises, theaters & restaurants. 10 mins from Little Palm Island, a 5 star resort with a fantastic spa and restaurant featuring a not-to-be-missed Sunday Brunch, with boat trip to and from the island a special added bonus. Local flea market every weekend.

Diana Denning
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
3 August, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Sands in Big Pine Key

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , 'tiki room'
  • 4th bedroom is a 'tiki room' below the house which has 2 twin beds, seating area, television & small refrigerator.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • 2 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 5 deck chairs
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Children are welcome, however we ask that you respect the home and put any items that may be broken or damaged away during your visit. Being on the water, the home is on stilts, therefore is inaccessible by wheelchair. Small pets may be allowed; please inquire. Smoking IS NOT ALLOWED in the house; please smoke outside.


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(21 traveller reviews)

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Big Pine Key Waterfront Home:Boating,Sunrises,Relax in Paradise!
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This was our third year staying at Diana's, we look forward to this "little paradise" every year!! We love the mornings on the deck enjoying the

quite of the ocean and the breath taking sunrises!!

My husband fishes off of the dock and channel our entire vacation and was thrilled when he started catching tarpon!! I love having our own private beach and the manatees that come in the channel every year we have stayed!!

We love the short trip to Key West!!

The house is decorated beautifully anything we need is already there for us. I never want to get out of the comfortable king size bed but the sunrise always wins.

We highly recommend a fishing charter the snapper and tuna we caught were delicious!! Some recommendations for restaurants Hog Fish on Stock Island, The Key Fishery, Burdines, and The Sunset Grille located on Marathon if you get tired of seafood "No Name Pub" for a pizza!!

Diana's house is our only choice when going to the Keys!!

We are looking forward to next year!!

Thank you Diana for sharing your beautiful home!!

Scott & Karen

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Central Florida/Illinois

Wonderful Week

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I took or sons on our annual fishing trip to BPK the week of 6/18/2016 and stayed here for the first time. The house is well kept, the appliances were new, and you could not ask for a better location or view. Diana was very responsive, answered all our questions, and was wonderful to deal with. She called the day before we were to arrive to advise of some challenges with the boat lift and was very apologetic. She had the repairman out during our stay but we had no need to use the lift as we had more then enough room for our 29 foot and 21 foot center consoles. The boys really enjoyed using the kayaks and the ground level was a great place to hang out. It's a quick run Oceanside, to Bahia Honda, or gulf side. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful week

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful week in a marvelous place. Enjoyed each day in a clean, well stocked and decorated home, on an absolutely beautiful spot, with a very hospitable owner who was very available . Thank you so much. Hope to return for a much longer stay.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Golden, CO

Beautiful Open Water Views!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from another amazing vacation at this property and we can't wait to go back for a third time! This is a beautiful, very clean and comfortable home, complete with everything you need to prepare all those Keys dishes like fish or lobster. The area is known for its fishing and the home sits on a beautiful open water view lot. My husband can stop talking about the two red snappers he caught off the dock and although they were a nice size, they seem to grow every time he tells the story! We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Big Pine Key, which included a quick trip to Key West, and we plan on returning. The owner, Diana, could not be more accommodating & she will make your vacation is a memorable one.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great view

  • 5 of 5

What a view! Our family really enjoyed this Beautiful house and location. The boat dock and lift were perfect for our 22 ft Hydro-Sport. This house has all the amenities you could ask for. Kitchen is fully stocked for what ever you would like to make. Plenty of towels and bedding. Each room is beautifully decorated and Very clean. Private drive, like having your own island. Enjoyed the Ping Pong table and Corn-hole

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Helotes, Texas USA

Best Time in the Keys

  • 5 of 5

Our family just returned from our stay at Diana's and miss it already. This is such a comfortable house and the location is perfect. So many extras with the house created so many fun activities for my wife, kids and I. Fishing off the dock and in the canal were great. Caught a few small grouper and some medium size tarpon. Bike riding around the neighborhood and over to No Name Key was fun. The location is convenient to both Key West and Marathon and there are so many things to do and great places to eat at, at both locations. Fireworks were launched on July 3rd from the local park and we had the best seat in the house. Diana was very helpful with any questions we had on local eateries and activities. No Name Pub was a great experience, full of interesting history and stories. I never saw the sunrise, as I was on vacation, but sunsets were very pretty and the full moon rising over the water was beautiful. Overall, just a wonderful vacation. I would highly recommend this rental for anyone who just wants to get away and relax.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Key West International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
New Island Grill
Nearest Ferry
32 Miles
Key West to Naples
Nearest Golf
27 Miles
Key West Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
US 1 Overseas Highway
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Bahia Honda
Car: recommended

This waterfront home is located about 35 mins from Key West, an easygoing, friendly city with an 'anything goes' attitude. There are many sightseeing, theaters, hotels, restaurants, bars, boating and watersports available here. The city hosts a nightly 'sunset celebration' featuring street performers.

The home is in a perfect location for boating and all water sports/activities. Direct access to Gulf or Atlantic. 5-10 mins to local stores, churches, gym, park, beach, restaurants & all water activities. Local flea market open Sat & Sun during season (Oct-May). Golf course approx 30 mins, miniature golf 10 mins away. Local rentals available for boating, kayaking, scuba diving, snorkeling, etc. A local airport with car rentals & charter flights is approx 20 mins away. Local bus service is available north to Marathon & south to Key West. Local taxi service is available.

A must visit is Little Palm Island, (10 mins away) a 5 star resort with an amazing spa and restaurant featuring a wonderful Sunday brunch, including boat ride to and from the island.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Sands, 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
16 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £135.94
Pet Fee £77.68
Damage Deposit £271.88

$1975/week; $5800-$6500 per month.
Security deposit of $300 - $500 (depending on # of guests) required to secure your rental dates. Security deposit is refunded within 7 days of your departure. Cleaning fee of $150 - $225 (also depending on # of guests) is in addition to the rental fee. One half rental fee required 3 months prior to your arrival, balance due 6 weeks prior to your arrival.

Owner'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.
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