About the Property
Minimum Rental is 28 Days to a single family or party (no subleases allowed).
All pictures are post IRMA. Simply Breathtaking VIEWS of the sunset over the ocean like this right from this home and from the deck.
2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Home with Ocean Front Views Sleeps 6. Fisherman's grand slam! You have your own dock and boat ramp. Vaulted wood ceilings with a classic cottage feeling. The porch will be the perfect place to watch the best sunsets and wild life in the lower keys over the open waters of Cudjoe Bay. The ocean breeze will greet you as you arrive on this location.
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.
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. 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.
Video and reviews of the property available at familyvacationcottages
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. What are rules for this Rental at Monroe County?
A. Minimum Rental is 28 Days to a single family or party (no subleases allowed). 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. We typically request all guests to sign a lease with a minimum of 28 consecutive day stays to be protected.
Q. What is the max size of the boat we can bring and what are your good neighbor policies?
A. Only 24 to 30 ft. boats are allowed. While we do not guarantee tide or launch conditions, the average high tide is around 5 ft plus and low tide is 3.5 feet plus. The max boat size that has been comfortably docked has been 34 feet. 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. We are the few places that have a private boat ramp and incredible sunset views.
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.
Q. Do you allow pets or smoking?
A. Smoking is NOT allowed. We normally do not allow pets. However a single pet may be allowed with prior permission with the owner. A pet fee of $250 ts required and all furniture is be covered to prevent scratches. Pet is not allowed in the bedrooms.
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
Q. What are the house rules for this Rental?
A. This Cottage is an owner operated business. We meticulously clean between guests to ensure a most pleasurable vacation experience. There is a leave as you found it policy except for Linens. We ask guests to care for our cottage as though it were their own. Through the past 12 years we have never had to hold back security deposits. Please see our reviews on familyvacationcottages that are collated from guests from vbro, airbnb, flipkey, and ivacation.
Q. How will I get the keys?
A. We have a lock box with a keypad to the left of the door. There are typically 2 online payments. If you are interested in booking we will send you a link to book free of typical service charges that are typically levied by vrbo, airbnb, flipkey and other sites. First half is expected during booking and 2nd half 21 days before you arrive. A code for entry will be provided after 2nd payment.
You can see spectacular sunsets and from the deck
This home has a private launch and a dock
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Dec 01 2019 - Feb 29 2020
Mar 01 2020 - Mar 31 2020
Apr 01 2020 - Jun 30 2020
Jul 01 2020 - Jul 31 2020
Aug 01 2020 - Nov 30 2020
Damage Deposit: $500
Cleaning fee: $250
Tax Rate: 12.5%
30 day rental 2020
Dec - Mar, $5,995.00 ($199.8/night) + $749.38 Tax (12.5%) +$500.00 security**+$250.00 (Cleaning fee) = $7,494.38 Total
Mar, $5,400.00 ($180/night) + $675.00Tax (12.5%) +$500.00 security**+$250.00 (Cleaning fee) = $6,825.00 Total
Apr - Jun, $3,995.00 ($133/night) + $499.38 Tax (12.5%) +$500.00 security**+$250.00 (Cleaning fee) = $5,244.38 Total
July , $4,995.00 ($166.5/night) + $624.38 Tax (12.5%) +$500.00 security**+$250.00 (Cleaning fee) = $6,369.38 Total
Aug - Nov, $3,995.00 ($133/night) + $499.38 Tax (12.5%) +$500.00 security**+$250.00 (Cleaning fee) = $5,244.38 Total
28 day rental (min. rental) 2020
Dec - Mar, $5,595.33 ($199.8/night) + $699.42 Tax (12.5%) +$500.00 security**+$250.00 (Cleaning fee) = $7,494.38 Total
Mar, $3,728.67 ($180/night) + $$466.08 Tax (12.5%) +$500.00 security**+$250.00 (Cleaning fee) = $4,944.75Total
Apr - Jun, $3,728.67 ($133/night) + $466.08 Tax (12.5%) +$500.00 security**+$250.00 (Cleaning fee) = $4,944.75 Total
July , $4,662.00 ($166.5/night) + $582.75Tax (12.5%) +$500.00 security**+$250.00 (Cleaning fee) = $5,994.75 Total
Aug - Nov, $3,728.67 ($133/night) + $466.08 Tax (12.5%) +$500.00 security**+$250.00 (Cleaning fee) = $4,944.75 Total
** Security deposit refundable
Owner's Cancellation Policy
50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
100% refund if cancelled more than 60 days before arrival date
There are typically 2 online payments. First half during booking and 2nd half 21 days before you arrive. A code will be provided after 2nd payment.
Last updated on February 08, 2020
Janet Newman Ali
Year Purchased: 2017
About the owner: I have always dreamed of owning a rental cottage. When I was a child, I used to stay in the deep woods of Northern Michigan. These were the fondest memories of my life. I always adored the historic rental cabins that I saw on my trip. Providing a unique, memorable accommodation to make your vacation even more special has been a lifelong goal of mine. I also teach piano.
Janet Newman Ali at Cudjoe Paradise purchased this cottage in 2017
Why this property? This is a dream home with sunset view that we plan to retire soon
meanwhile enjoy this beautiful home with sunset views that are simply spectacular
This property has it own private boat launch and ample parking for boat.
The max length of the boat that can be launched is up to 32 foot. Boats beyond this length cannot be launched. Few other properties in neighborhood have the ability to launch boats directly on the property driving in your boat, without excessive rates
Calendar last updated: February 08, 2020
Guestbook comments from the owner:
After being in one place for 3 months, we kind of got attached to this place. On Cudjoe, off Spanish Main, you are minutes from shopping , the gym, and some pretty great restaurants. No more than 30 minutes from downtown. Super clean when we arrived.The master bedroom bed was super comfortable. The shower was luxurious and always ran hot. We had guests who told us the guest bedroom was very comfortable. The kitchen was very well appointed and easy to cook in (we love to cook). But...the most spectacular part of this property are those sunsets. We would actually leave our days activities early to get back and have a cocktail on the back-porch with the world renowned Key West Sunsets. We photographed over 40 in the 3 months we were there. All different and all equally amazing. Janet and Imitiaz are really wonderful people. They were always accessible and constantly reiterated to call them for anything. The few times we had questions we got responses within minutes via text. The other big plus for us was the garage. Being able to park our vehicle out of the elements was huge. We would highly recommend this property for a fun stay in the lower Keys!
This 2-bedroom house was just the right size for the two of us and allowed us enough room for comfort and storage, as well as space to work during our travel. The proximity to the water is very relaxing.
My family and I had an absolutely stay at this property. The house is immaculate and newly remodeled. The property is in a quiet neighborhood and close the Key West. The canal front location allowed us to dock our boat for easy day trips into the Atlantic. We plan to return as soon as possible. It is without reservation that I recommend the property highly!!
Simply perfect home for anyone who wants a Waterfront vacation. This beautiful two bedroom house overlooks a gorgeous ocean view. The house has everything you need ! Updated bathrooms, large smart TVs, a beautiful balcony overlooking the water with a nice gas grill, and a great kitchen tailor-made for visiting families. It is also only 30 minutes to Key West so you are away from the hustle and bustle but can get to Key West quickly. We went there four times during our stay and had a great time. We brought our boat with us and it's very easy to get in and out of the dock outside the house, it made boating easy. We couldn't of found a better place for our family to spend time in the keys !
to say this place is incredible would be a huge understatement. everything from dealing with the owner both before and during the stay(he contacted us several times to make sure things were OK) to receiving back our security deposit went very smoothly.
the house itself was perfect for us. furniture was clean and just as you'd want. location is perfect in that it is roughly the same distance either west or east to key west or marathon. we wanted a VERY low key, low stress rental and this certainly fit that bill! my son and i caught tons of fish right off the dock both morning and night (heat of the day seemed to turn off the bite). for beach trips, we chose Sombrero beach in marathon (only 25 miles east) as that was the 'sleepiest'. no crowd at all at anytime of the day as we went both early in the day once and then late in the afternoon the next. the only noise we heard at night was the peaceful sound of gentle winds/breezes flowing through the trees. AC worked very well (we're from DRY, Southern California so humidity causes us serious discomfort). we couldn't have been happier with selecting this place for our vacation!!! 2 thumbs up. in fact, planning for next year's stay is already underway!!!
Our stay was wonderful! Our host Janet made sure we were satisfied and happy. The view from the wrap around deck was the best. I would love to stay here again. Very clean and updated house. Just an all around great experience that accommodated our group well. Nice quiet neighborhood with great views of ocean, wildlife and sunshine all within 15 minutes of Key West.
A little piece of paradise. From the very moment we arrived we were pleased. Everything was exactly as described and the owners were so helpful and pleasant to deal with. The accompanying boat launch is a must for boaters, and with the quick access to Cudjoe bay plus the sunset views, we definitely didn’t want to leave. Will be back again next year for sure, and will miss every minute until then! Thank you again for your hospitality and such a fantastic stay!
Stayed: August 2019Submitted: September 28, 2019
Thank you Mike for staying with us. Glad you loved the place