|Minimum Stay||1 night|
|Living space||1010 square feet|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyAsk
|Theme||Luxury, Romantic, Waterfront|
Description from the owner
Two Bedroom/Two bath Ocean front home on 8 acres on Big Torch Key. Sleeps 4-6 Heated dipping pool.
Summerland Key, Florida
(Property location is approximate)
Additional Location Information
Location Type Waterfront
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$300||$300||$1,600 - $2,100||$0||1 night|
|Jun. 1 2011 - May. 1 2012
|Dec. 21 2013 - Jan. 4 2014
|All Other Dates||$229||$229||-||-||7 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Cleaning fee - $120 / stay - Cleaning Fee
- Tax rate - 12.5% of rental - Tax
- Damage deposit - $269 - Security Deposit
- Damage deposit - $269 / stay - Security Deposit
Additional notes from owner
**Please contact us for availability** We don't use on line calendars.
$1600-2000 week depending on time of year.
Refundable Security Deposit $200
Security Damage Waver $75
Pet Fee $100
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 16, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Fantastic secluded spot
The Secluded Hideaway is truly secluded. It is hard to believe that in this day and age, a waterfront rental can be found sitting on eight acres, but here it is. To get to the house, you have to drive out on Middle Torch Key and then Big Torch Key about two and a half miles passing maybe three houses along the way. The house cannot be seen from the road. A long bending gravel driveway leads through a gate to the house. Only one other house is within view of this house, and it is at least 100 yards away.
In January, when we were there, the sun rose in the back of the house, over water viewable from the back deck, the kitchen and the dining area of the great room. In the evening, it set directly in front of the house (the side facing the open water). I am going to try to include a picture with this review.
The interior of house itself is less impressive than the views and the location. It a definitely a rental house. It is adequately furnished, but lacks any personality or decor. The baths have been remodled, but the kitchen is cheap 1970s. As disclosed, there is no dishwasher. The stove is old and one of the electric burners didn't work. The microwave is one of those Walmart $39 specials, but it works. The split 2/2 floor plan is great for two couples, or as in our case, one couple. There is also a washer and dryer downstairs that is a plus.
What the interior lacks is made up for outside. This is what you're paying for. The deck wraps around three sides of the house, and a stairway leads to a lower deck with a great dipping pool. There are two table and chair sets, two lounges and other outdoor chairs. As long as the weather is good, this is where you will spend your time. There also seems to be a constant breeze from the east that cools the south side of the deck. There a few palm trees in the yard that adds to the tropical feel. There is a small beach and a canoe, but this isn't a swimming beach. The water is very shallow with rocks.
When we arrived on Saturday afternoon, we heard a loud squealing noise, before we even opened the car doors. It was coming from the pool circulator on the opposite side of the house. I called the real estate office to report the noise and the realtor said she would stop by. After I got off the phone, I found. That there was no water when we turned on the faucet. I called again, and within a half hour the realtor was at the house talking on her phone to the realtor. She got the water running and said someone would be out to check the pool circulator. No on ever came to check it, but the regularly scheduled pool maintenance guy came two days later and said that he had reported the problem to the owner a week ago. He showed me how to turn off the circulator.
The house has a cistern water system. On Tuesday morning, a water truck showed up and we listened to loud motors running to fill the water tank. He made two trips that day and it took two and a half hours of loud pumping with each load. Became back again on Wednesday for a couple more hours.
There are several restaurants within ten miles, and there is a shopping center with a Winn Dixie on nearby Big PineKey. Bahia Honda State park is also worth a visit. We took a teriffic sunset sail out of Marathon Key on the Sirius - highly recommended. Key West is less than an hour away and worth thetripfor a day.