Minimum Rental: 28 Days. This code from MONROE county is strictly enforced.
Simply Breathtaking VIEWS of the sunset over the ocean like this right from this home and from the deck.
This 2-bedroom 2 bath house has a kitchen with all the extras to cook your catch or prepare a gourmet meal. There is a 4-burner grill for your enjoyment. The open floor plan and water views will be a lasting memory for years to come. For the boating enthusiast, the dock is on protected canal waters. We have patio furniture that seats 6 for your use. The cottage has modern furniture, new beds, appliances and flat screen HDTVs.
You are 23 miles from the best restaurants, historical district, and sites of Key West. Take a ride out to world-famous Looe Key Reef and swim with the large goliath groupers and explore a living reef or dive the world renowned Key West wreck the 'Vandenberg'. Be sure to visit Bahia Honda State Park, voted the #1 most beautiful beach in the US, Swim with the dolphins at the Dolphin Research Center, tour the Hemingway house, stop by the Truman Little White House, take your picture at the Southernmost Point, visit Mallory Square at the end of Duval Street for an unforgettable Key West Sunset, or take one of the many sunset cruises for the experience of a lifetime.
See our excellent reviews and feedback from our previous and repeat visitor guests. We provide the best rental experience for our guests.
We, the owners, have been renting 3 homes for the past 12 plus years, and you can look us up as owners through number of positive reviews on various sites. We do our very best to provide for a pleasant vacation at a reasonable cost. Please verify your reservation dates before proceeding to book.
Guests do not like too many rules and neither do we. We have kept the rules as minimal as possible so as not to violate Monroe County Rental Rules and keep our cabin enjoyable for you and for future guests. We strongly encourage our potential guests to ask as many questions about the accommodations before you book. This will allow us to set your expectations and provide for a pleasant vacation.
House Rules and Frequently Asked Questions:
Q.What are rules for this Rental?
A. Minimum Rental is 28 Days to a single family or party (no subleases allowed). You will be asked to sign a lease for 28 days. This code from MONROE county is strictly enforced, and there are simply no exceptions to this rule. Rentals less than 28 days will never be considered.
Q.What are the house rules for this Rental?
A. Loose garbage is fined. You need to put recyclables in correct garbage containers. Mondays and Thursdays are garbage days. These are Monroe Waste Management laws and not ours. They will fine us, and we do not want to be able to transfer the fines to your security deposit. Wednesday is recycling and yard waste day.
We as property owners take immense pride in keeping the home clean for our current and future guests. We keep our rental rates low and competitive for our guests. There is a leave as you found it policy except for linens. You will be charged a $120 fine plus $30/hr. for any cleaning that is more than 3hr cleaning. If you are not prepared to clean the home after you leave during your vacation, please find alternate accommodations.
Q.You indicate “leave it as you found policy except for linens”. What does this really mean. Do we have it to leave it spotless to get our security refund?
A. We have this policy to deter guests who may disrespect our property. We believe majority including potential guests like you are respectful of another people’s property. We have been cleaning the property ourselves for the past 12 plus years and it does not usually take more than 3 hrs. to clean if the guests leave it reasonably clean. Our cleaning policy is as follows:
- You do not need to make the beds or clean the linens. We request you to put the towels in washer before you leave, and we will dry them out.
- Do not leave dirty dishes in the sink. Please rinse dishes and run them through the dishwasher and put the dishes away.
- Put the garbage in the container in a garbage bag. No loose garbage please
- Leave the place including bathrooms reasonably clean. You need not do excessive cleaning.
Q. What is the max size of the boat we can bring and what are your good neighbor policies?
A. Only 24 30 ft. boats are allowed. We do not guarantee tide or launch conditions. Renters can boat and fish at their own risk following national, state and county rules. Guests can enjoy themselves within property lot lines. There is no trespassing into neighboring lots or swimming or boating into neighboring docks. See navigation map (in photo gallery) for entry and exit to from dock to the bay. Quiet time is from 9 pm to 8am.
Q. When is check-in and check-out?
A. Check-in is at 3:00pm. Checkout is 10:00am. NO Early check-ins or late check-outs without prior permission.
Do you allow pets or smoking?
A. Pets and smoking are NOT allowed.
Q. How close is the home to the Key West?
A. The home is approximately 20 miles away from Key West.
Q. How will I get the keys?
A. We have a lock box with a key pad to the left of the door. There are typically 2 online payments. First half during booking and 2nd half 21 days before you arrive. A code will be provided to you upon final payment.
Q. Are linens and towels provided or do I need to bring my own? '
A. No need to bring your own linens and towels. We will be providing fresh linens and towels at the beginning of your stay.
Q. How close is the nearest store or shopping center and what is provided in the kitchen ?
A. Salt and pepper are provided as well as pots pans, dishes, coffee maker and other necessities to cook in the kitchen. Our town also has many restaurants to choose from. The shopping center (win Dixie ) is 8.3 miles on highway 1 on Big Pine Key.
Q. Is there internet access and cable?
A. Yes, we have high speed wireless internet throughout our entire house. Each room is equipped with cable and flat screen TV's.
Q. Is there daily housekeeping service?
A. There is NO daily housekeeping service. We keep our home very clean and ask that you maintain this level of cleanliness during your stay.
Q. Is there air conditioning and washer -dryer? Is there a blow dryer and iron?
A. Yes, there is FULL air conditioning at the home. There is a washer-dryer in the garage. There is a blow dryer and iron in the cottage under the bathroom sink. There is an iron in the second bedroom closet.
Q. Is the home secluded?
A. The home is outside the hustle and bustle of town, located on a cul-de-sac. It is far from the main road and is very quiet. It is a residential neighborhood. Residents prefer it remain quiet. You see the stars on clear nights, and spectacular sunsets.
Q. How many guests are allowed and how many vehicles are allowed?
A. A maximum of 6 guests are allowed and two vehicles are allowed at vacation rental properties as per Monroe County Rental Law. You are also allowed to park your boat.
Q.How do you book online.
A. Please book on the online booking system that you used to make the initial inquiry
Q. What is your cancellation policy?
A. A sixty (60) day notice is required for cancellation. Cancellations made more than sixty (60) days prior to the arrival date will incur no penalty except for the PayPal and Credit Card transaction fees involved. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay, or those that are made within 60 days of the arrival date, forfeit the full advance payment and damage/reservation deposit. Credit card cancellations are subject to a 5% Cancellation fee or $50 whichever is greater. Other form of payment cancellations is subject to a 3% Cancellation fee or $50 whichever is greater.
Many our guests ask about our Security Refund Policies:
The security deposit is refundable as per the terms and Conditions on the rental agreement. 1. This cabin accommodates SIX (6) guests. It is illegal to accommodate more than SIX (6) guests. Renters are not allowed to exceed the number of guests as per Monroe County Rental Authority. 2. PARKING – Parking is limited to TWO (2) vehicles and a boat if needed. The Vehicles are to be parked in designated parking areas only. Parking on the road and on the neighbors, lot is not permitted.3. This cabin is an owner operated cabin business. We, the owners, clean the cabin for guests and ensure guests get the best rental experience at an economical rate. There is "a leave as you found it condition policy" for the cabin except for linens. (a) If it takes more than 3 hours to clean, you will be charged an extra fee of $120 that will be taken out of your security deposit. (b) No damage is done to cabin or its contents, beyond normal wear and tear. (c) No charges are incurred due to contraband, pets or collection of rents or services rendered during the stay. (d) All debris, rubbish and discards are placed in refuse containers outside, with a maximum of 3 large black garbage bags per weekly garbage pickup. The maximum of 3 bags and "no loose garbage in garbage container" policy is enforced by Monroe Waste Management and not by us.