This 2 bedroom 2 bath ground level home with a glassed in Florida room, is on a boating canal with only 1/4 mile to open water. In five minutes at idle speed you have immediate access to the Atlantic or the Gulf of Mexico via Bogie Channel.
The Canal has 50 feet of concrete seawall with bumpers to protect boat hulls. The canal is six to eight feet deep, depending on the tide, and is swimmable most of the year.
This tropically decorated home has bamboo floors throughout. There is central air conditioning as well as ceiling fans in each room The master bedroom has a queen bed the second bedroom has twin beds. The main bath is between the two bedrooms.
The Florida room has a queen sleeper. The Florida room has roll up reed blinds on the inner and outer windows for privacy at night, a ceiling fan and the house air conditioning. A small Tiki Bar lends a tropical setting. The second bath is located off the Florida Room, has a walk-in shower and its own linen closet.
Outside is a patio bordering the canal with a table, chairs, umbrella, gas BBQ (propane supplied), and fish cleaning station.
The key deer come through the property every evening as if they had a schedule and they can be seen throughout the island. Be sure to bring your camera.
The approx.1100 square foot home is completely furnished. All linens and towels are supplied. There are ceiling fans in each room. Cable TV in Living room and bedrooms.
The living room has a, sofa, love seat cocktail and end tables, side chairs, flat screen T. V. and a DVD player.
The dining area seats six. As the home is tropically decorated the bedrooms are named after tropical islands.
The laundry room with a washer, dryer and bait freezer is accessible from outside.
The kitchen has a refrigerator, range with oven, microwave, dish washer, and is fully equipped including a blender, toaster, coffee maker, mixer, bake pans, dishes, pots and pans, dish towels and utensils.
Other no charge items include free launching for your boat at the nearby marina, use of a two man kayak, bicycles, a family pass for Bahia Honda Beach and free high speed wireless internet access.
Big Pine Key affords great fishing, kayaking, and boating and nature adventures. Big Pine Key is home to the Key dear, an endangered species and the Great White heron.
This area of Big Pine Key is quiet and relaxing. There is no traffic and noise. This rental includes use of a two man kayak, bicycles, free day pass to Bahia Honda State Beach, rated as one of the most beautiful beaches U. S. A. Besides just plain relaxing, people like to ride the bicycles around the Doctors Arm community or visit the local artists’ gallery at the Winn Dixie market center. There are also shopping, hair and nail salons, barbers, boutiques and, DVD rentals, etc.
For children (and artistic adults) free lobster floats and paint are provided. You can express yourself or just enjoy a relaxing activity. You may sign the floats and hang them to make history or take them home with you as souvenirs.
If you don’t bring a boat, I recommend a reliable local rental company that gives my guests a discount.TripAdvisor property ID 3771558...Read more
Captain Ron's Keys Caribbean Retreat Big Pine Key, Florida
Additional Location Information
Just five short streets (4 canals) away is the No Name Pub. World famous and the best Pizza around and patrons from around the world have decorated the walls and ceilings with “personalized” dollar bills. The Pub will provide crayons and a stapler so you can hang your bills.
On Big Pine Key; Coco’s cantina, at the Winn Dixie center, basically Cuban food, and the Big Pine coffee shop next to the Post Office.
On Little Torch Key, at MM 28.5 is Parrotdise Waterfront Bar and Grille. Tropically decorated, clean, a good menu and a full bar. You have a view of pine channel thru the large windows and once a month the full moon rise over the Atlantic is spectacular.
On Cudjo Key, at MM 22.5 is the Square Grouper. This is a “must visit” restaurant in the Lower Keys. They serve excellent sea food. Beer and wine only at the bar and if you don’t like waiting, get there early.
Aside from art and history, Key West of course has many restaurants ranging from decent to excellent. On the excellent end is the A & B lobster house. It is on the water at the harbor walk with a view of the fishing boats for hire and many yachts. On Duval Street, Antonia’s and La Trattoria are excellent Italian restaurants.
There are (several) Local’s restaurants that are off the beaten path and serve an excellent menu at reasonable prices. Two of these are Camille’s serving what I would call an “American menu.
The feature I like is they serve breakfast until 3:00 PM.
Almost next door is Abbondanza. Is a small, cozy, generally quiet place with a good menu at reasonable prices? The menu is Italian and I have never been able to finish a four meatball spaghetti dish. These are just a few of the many fine restaurants. If you mention it when you arrive, I can recommend several more dining spots.
HOME IS COMPLETELY FURNISHED. Approximately; 1,100 square feet of living space.
Tropically and Nautically decorated. (Sleeps 6)
CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONING. Ceiling fans, in each bedroom, living room, kitchen and Florida room.
3 T V’S with separate receivers, D V D PLAYER in living room.
CLEANING MAINTAINED TO HOTEL STANDARDS.
MASTER BEDROOM; “Bahama Islands”
1 queen bed, dresser, and a chest, large closet. Tropically decorated.
SECOND BEDROOM; “Cayman Islands”
2 twin beds, night stand and chest, large closet. Nautically decorated.
Bed Linens are supplied for both bedrooms and the Florida room with a second set for changes.
FLORIDA ROOM; “Florida Keys”, Overlooks canal. Queen sleeper, end table, Tiki bar, love seat.
MAIN BATH; Full bath. Shower, initial soap and tissue supplied for both baths. Hair Drier.
SECOND BATH; Full bath off Florida Room. All linens, Beach and bath towels supplied.
KITCHEN; Start up scrubber pad, dishwasher detergent, and dish soap and paper towels supplied.
Kitchen has a dishwasher, range, microwave, refrigerator w/ ice maker, toaster, coffee maker, blender, mixer, dishes, pots and pans, utensils and flatware.
LIVING ROOM; Love seat and sofa, cocktail table, flat panel T V, end tables, lamps.
DINING AREA; Table with 6 chairs.
LAUNDRY; Washer and dryer. Start up detergent supplied.
SEAWALL; 50-foot long on a 30-foot wide, 9-foot deep canal, easily accommodating a 25-foot boat. Dock bumper for hull protection, ¼ mile from open water, 5 minutes at idle speed. Fish cleaning station. Bait freezer.
Gas Bar B Q, propane supplied.
FREE; DAY PASS FOR BAHIA HONDA and ZACHARY TAYLOR BEACH in Key West.
FREE; WIRELESS HIGH SPEED BROADBAND INTERNET CONECTION.
FREE: KAYAK USE. Damage waiver required.
FREE: BOAT LAUNCH CERTIFICATE FOR MARINA.
FREE; BICYCLE USE. 2 MENS, 2 WOMENS. *
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Warm winter getaways, Waterfront
Left on 07/30/2015 for a stay in July 2015 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 30, 2015Stayed Jul 2015
This was our first experience renting a house for our vacation instead of a hotel AND one of our best vacation decisions we've ever made. The house was great and Captain Ron and his wife made sure that you had everything you needed. There was more than enough room for the four of us and the outside area by the canal was great for relaxing. Extra bonus , the cute Key Deer came through the yard numerous times every day. Another plus , a family pass is provided for the State Parks. The house is nicely decorated and was spic and span clean when we checked in. You have peace of mind by booking through Trip Advisor, though in the future I wouldn't be concerned with booking directly with Captain Ron. Our security was refunded in a timely fashion. Hopefully in a few years we'll be able to return to the Keys and will definitely rent Captain Ron's house again.
I am always pleased when a guest enjoys the home I provide for their vacation.
When guests want to visit with me I am always pleased to share stories and learn about their lives and travels.
Thank you for your kind review.
A FlipKey verified reviewer
“Perfect for our honeymoon!”
Left on 01/03/2015 for a stay in December 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jan 3, 2015Stayed Dec 2014
We rented this home for the week following our destination wedding in Key West, FL. It's in a very quiet neighborhood which we really appreciated after the craziness of KW. The home itself is very clean, fully stocked with housewares and linens and was very accommodating for both of us and our dog. It's on a canal, which we explored in the provided kayak. The deer are frequent visitors in the backyard and not at all afraid of the residents. The owner, Captain Ron, is so gracious, with excellent communication and truly wants his guests to enjoy their stay. We look forward to staying here again!
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