Starfish House - Dock your boat at your back door

House in Florida Keys, Lower Keys Area, Little Torch Key
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Bedroom(s)
    3
  • Bathroom(s)
    2 full, 0 half

Description

As the day dawns over Pine Channel and the spectacular sunrise greets you each morning it will be hard to decide where to have your first cup of coffee, the screened in porch or perhaps the L shaped dock with your boat secured and ready for a day of fishing, diving/snorkeling or exploring the Atlantic and Gulf waters. The dock has a fish table and running water to clean your catch when you return from the beautiful Keys waters.

The homeowners lost their home next door to Starfish House during hurricane Irma in 2018. They are in the process of rebuilding. It is a slow process but progressing nicely. There is a small space under the house that they use off and on during this rebuild. The construction starts between 7:30 and 8:00 am. The rental fee for this house has been discounted by to compensate for any inconvenience this may cause while on your vacation. Recent guests have commented that the construction did not bother them and there was very little noise. The owners are very respectful of renters privacy and will not be in your space. If you have any issues with the house during your stay please contact Walkabout Retreat not the homeowner. As the vacation rental managers we want to make sure you understand the situation in regards to potential construction noise M-F between 7:30 am and 3:30 pm and we want you to have a great vacation.

Relax by the brand new 15x25 pool and enjoy the beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico while sipping a cold margarita.

This Gulf front stilt home with deep water access is a perfect getaway for up to six people (2 per bedroom). Exceeding this limit without the owner's permission will cause immediate eviction and forfeiture of all funds. You can bring your kayak,(or use the ones on site) hobie or windsurfer and enjoy the warm sunshine, tropical breezes and beautiful clean water right in your front yard.

Boating access is unsurpassed, only minutes to American Shoal and the reef with Looe Key Marine Sanctuary or if you prefer the back country, Contents Key and world class fly fishing are all nearby.

The cement L shaped dock can keep your boat secure during your stay. Kayaks, available one single and one double.

Tropically decorated, this three bedroom two bath house is uniquely designed. Two bedrooms have queen size beds and one bedroom has two twins. The house has central AC.

The fully furnished kitchen has an icemaker on the refrigerator, electric stove, dishwasher, blender, and coffee maker. Washer and dryer are in the bedroom closet for your convenience. Wireless internet service is included. Grocery shopping, marinas, boat rentals, and restaurants are minutes away. Key West, a twenty-seven mile drive, offers unique shops, gourmet restaurants, exciting nightlife and a touch of history.

EXPECT THIS PARADISE TO BECOME A YEARLY RITUAL!

Ocean Front 3 Bedroom/2 bath home with spectacular gardens, swimming pool, great boat dockage, screened in porch and amazing sunrise and sunset views.

Master Bedroom: queen bed, sitting area with TV and screened porch with sunset views.

2nd Bedroom: Queen bed 3rd Bedroom: 2 Single beds

Living Room: Queen sleeper sofa, Flat screen TV. Kitchen: Fully stocked with blender, toaster, coffee maker, microwave oven. Full supply of; dishes, bowls, silverware, stemware, drinking glasses, pots, pans and utensils.

Linens: All sheets, towels and beach towels provided. Iron and ironing board.

Screened Porch: 892 sq ft with seating and dining and beautiful sunrise views.

Supplies: Dish soap, dishwasher soap, dish sponge, some large trash bags, bar soap and liquid hand soap in bathrooms, propane for grill, one full roll of paper towels, one extra full roll of toilet paper per bath. We do not supply laundry soap. ​

Outdoor Features: Propane BBQ, Hammock

Boat Dockage: Can accommodate 25' boat Parking: 2 cars, 1 boat trailer on property.

Additional parking possible upon request.

Central A/C: Not to be set below 70 degrees.

Other: Washer/Dryer, ice maker in refrigerator, wireless internet, cable TV,

Location: 20 minutes from Key West, 15 minutes from Bahia Honda State Park. ​

Pool: 15' x 25' pool for relaxing and swimming with a great view of the ocean

Square Footage of House: Air conditioned 1268 sq ft of living space

Enjoy a fabulous stay in this ocean front vacation rental home.

DISCLAIMER:

The homeowner may be on the premises during your stay. There is a small space under the house that they use on and off as they rebuild the house next door which they lost in hurricane Irma. They are very respectful of renters privacy and will not be in your space. If you have any issues with the house during your stay, please contact us and do not disturb them. We are the vacation rental managers and we are responsible for your experience and comfort.

OWNER/MANAGER

Location

Accommodation, Features

Property Type
House, 1,400 sq. ft.
Bedroom(s)
3 Bedroom(s), 6 Sleeps
Queen: 2
Twin / Single: 1
Bathroom(s)
2 Bathroom(s)
Location Type
Near The Ocean
Ocean View
Oceanfront
Water View
Waterfront
Vacation Types
Historic
Access & Parking
Secure Parking
Entertainment
Satellite / Cable
Television
Popular Amenities
Air Conditioning
Balcony
Clothes Dryer
Deck / Patio
Dishwasher
Ice Maker
Linens Provided
Towels Provided
Washing Machine
Wireless Internet
Indoor Features
Blender
Coffee Maker
Dining Area
Dishes & Utensils
Hair Dryer
Heating
Iron & Board
Kitchen
Living Room
Microwave
Oven
Pantry Items
Refrigerator
Stove
Telephone
Toaster
Outdoor Features
Heated Pool
Kayak / Canoe
Lawn / Garden
Outdoor Furniture
Private Pool
Water Sports Gear

Additional Property Information

Other Activities: Key West is a close 28 miles. Enjoy shopping, dining, sightseeing, and night life..

Other Amenities: Deep water dockage with 6-8' depth. Channel to get into boat basin 3' at high tide and 1 1/2' at low tide., open water with access to both gulf and Atlantic. Ideal for flats boats and center consoles.

Availability

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Rates

-Nightly rateWeekly rateMonthly rateMin. StayChange-over
WeekWeekend
Rate summary - $3,200 - $3,800 - 7 Nights -
Thanksgiving 23-Nov-2019 - 30-Nov-2019 - -$3,200 -7 Nights-
Christmas/New Year 21-Dec-2019 - 04-Jan-2020 - -$3,800 -7 Nights-

Fees, Taxes, Deposit

TypeTypePriceCharge Type
Cleaning FeeRequired $230One time
Refundable Security DepositRequired $200One time
Tax RateRequired 12.5%One time

Policies

Check in: 16:00 / Check out: 10:00
Payment options
Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover
Policies
No parties/events

No smoking

No pets

Children allowed

Minimum age of primary renter:30

Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)

Signed lease required before reservation accepted
Cancellation Policy
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Suitability
Pet Friendly: No
Smoking: No smoking
Children: Yes, great for kids
Long term rentals: No
Seniors: Not suitable
Wheelchair Accessible: No

10 Reviews

Starfish House - Dock your boat at your back door
A piece of paradise

Very nice and clean. Needed curtains in master bedroom very bright in there. Ceiling fans out on the porch very hot. I thought the cleanup before leaving was a little more than anywhere I have ever stayed especially vacuuming and moping but overall it was great.

Stayed August, 2019

Starfish House - Dock your boat at your back door
Perfect rental!

This rental has paid attention to every detail. Pool, dock, kayaks-all included. Very well laid out home and extremely well appointed. Not only is the home nicely decorated it is extremely clean. The owners were helpful and super nice to talk to. Even the detail on the exterior was amazing. We loved the gardens, hammock, and the outside decor. Truly a “Keys Feel”. Very close to world class fishing and to Looe Key Reef. We will be back to this location for sure.

Stayed June, 2019

Starfish House - Dock your boat at your back door
Fantastic spot!

We’ve rented in the lower keys for 12+yrs and this is a GREAT spot.
The waterfront and pool are absolutely perfect and incredibly private. The location is phenomenal with Big Pine around the corner. The house was impeccably clean and well furnished. Getting a boat in and out of the new dock could be challenging but it’s great for looking into the natural aquarium that’s right there!
Loved it!
Carol

Stayed April, 2019

Starfish House - Dock your boat at your back door
Clean and very nice location. The private pool and sun area was great

Great property location. Close to stores and shopping. Liked that a Tiki bar was down the road walking distance for an evening drink. Like how private the area was at the pool.

Stayed March, 2019

Starfish House - Dock your boat at your back door
Glad we stayed....

Our stay at the Gladding's Starfish House was simply fabulous. We had the good fortune to be renting a boat while we were there for exploring, fishing and snorkeling so tying up to the dock on the property was perfect. The house itself was well-furnished, comfortable and a fabulous location on a quiet road with brand new dipping pool and great view onto the channel. It was a perfect home for both quiet relaxation reading on the porch or taking a paddle or splashing around in the pool. We were delighted to rarely leave the premises except to get on the boat. I would give it six stars except that we want our dates for next year to be available. It is worth mentioning that the owners, the Gladdings, live next door and are rebuilding their home which was destroyed by the hurricane last year. They have fashioned a small apartment below the rental where they inconspicuously stay. They are incredible hosts and are never seen or heard except when you look for them. They gave us advice on both water and dry land activities and are incredibly gracious folks. Their new home is under construction but the building activity which we were concerned about was benign at worst and barely noticeable at best. It certainly wasn't obtrusive enough to discourage anyone from renting if you are looking for a great, comfortable home with water access. We will be back.

Stayed February, 2019

Starfish House - Dock your boat at your back door
So relaxing

The pictures do not do the house justice. This is a wonderful place to stay for so many reasons Peaceful, just a short drive into KeyWest and close to Bahia Honda state park. A lovely place to stay.

Stayed February, 2019

Starfish House - Dock your boat at your back door
Keys Vacation

Loved the house, everything was wonderful. Owners are the nicest people. We even stayed an extra night.

Stayed August, 2012

Starfish House - Dock your boat at your back door
Fabulous home away from home!

We enjoyed our stay in this house this past winter more than any other place we have stayed in the Keys over the past 12 years. The house is beautiful and comfortable and the views are outstanding.
The Gladdings are gracious hosts and went above and beyond to make our stay a truly wonderful experience. See you next year!!

Stayed December, 2010

Starfish House - Dock your boat at your back door
Breath Taking, Good Times

The pictures don't do this property justice. The accommodations are beautiful, clean, and wonderfully comfortable. The grounds are a gift from heaven. There is such care given to the surroundings and the natural beauty is breath-taking. You won't be disappointed. Our family totally enjoyed themselves and have memories that will last a lifetime. The Gladdings are wonderful people to work with and they truly pay attention to detail.

Stayed October, 2010

Starfish House - Dock your boat at your back door
Your own private paradise

If you are looking for your private paradise in the Keys this is the place to be. The view itself is a reason to vacation here. The property was impeccable inside and out. The location was great and gave us opportunity to see much of what the FL Keys has to offer. Thank you for sharing your home with us. We can't wait to vacation here again!

Stayed October, 2010

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