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Keys Caribbean Retreat -CANAL HOME, FREE Ocean Kayak.

Bedrooms 2
Space 102 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 28 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Florida Room, Sleeps 6

This 2 bedroom 2 bath ground level home with a glassed in Florida room, is on a boating canal with only 5 minutes at idle, 1/4 mile to open water. Canal has 50 feet of concrete seawall with bumper to protect boat hulls. The Canal is 30 feet wide and averages 8 feet deep.

The kitchen is equipped with everything you need; dishes, (for outdoor as well as indoor) pots and pans, baking dishes, linens, toaster, blender, hand mixer, microwave, coffee maker, dishwasher, and very large pantry. The dining table seats 6.

The master bedroom has a queen bed, the guest bedroom has twin beds. The second bath is located off the Florida room which has a queen sleeper. The Florida room has reed blinds on the inner and outer windows for privacy at night. The home is very comfortable with an open concept and is tropically decorated.

Outside is a sitting area dockside with a table, chairs, umbrella, gas BBQ (propane supplied), and fish cleaning station. Also a kayak and bikes to ride.

I provide a FREE daily family pass to Bahia Honda State Park Beach. Its also good for Fort Zackary Taylor beach in Key West.

There are key deer that roam freely and visit the property several times a day. Makes for great pictures! Iguanas hang out on the dock occasionally and Great White Heron sit up on the davits and watch for fish in the canal. They also usually show up for an evening snack when you're cleaning fish.

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017


Doctor's Arm House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 102 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Walk in shower, vanity and toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Comfotable Queen size bed in tropiccally decorated bed room
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2 Twin beds, Tropically decorated, with large closet & TV
    Florida room, screen and glassed. - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sofa with second bath room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The approx.1100 square foot home is completely furnished. All linens and towels are supplied. central air conditioning. Ceiling fans in each room. Cable TV in Living room and bedrooms each with its own receiver. DVD player in living room. The kitchen has a refrigerator, dish washer, range with oven, blender, toaster, coffee maker, mixer, bake pans, dishes, pots and pans, dishes, microwave, utensils and flat ware. Living room has a love seat, sofa, cocktail and end tables, TV, 3 lamps and chairs. Dining area seats six. The home is tropically decorated The laundry room has a washer and dryer, is accessible from outside and this is where the bait freezer is.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

North East Maryland

Key Deer Sanctuary and Boaters Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This a very quiet nice community with water access at your back door and room for a boat if you desire.I particularly liked the central location to the main areas I wanted to visit.20-25 mins from Key West and about the same to Marathon where the Bahia Honda state park is located. Fully equipped and all of the amenities necessary for a really enjoyable vacation.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great Family Time

  • 5 of 5

First time spending 2 weeks at Capt. Ron's properties. Have done one week, but this enabled us the time to enjoy our family from Michigan. The Florida room gave us the extra room we needed. The place is always clean & there is no lack of towels & linens & kitchenware. We all loved sitting in back to eat drink & talk. Of course our frequent visitors, the Key deer were enjoyed by all. Capt. Ron is always available & pleasant to work with.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Once again I am pleased to find that my guests enjoyed their visit to paradise. When I hear guests are pleased with the accommodations and amenities, It lets me know I am doing my job properly. Thank you for your comments.
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Clean and Convenient - Great Experience!

  • 4 of 5

This was our first vacation home rental and we were not sure what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised at all this home had to offer. The home was clean and well equipped. When Ron told us we didn't need to bring anything but our toothbrush, he wasn't lying! We had everything we needed, right down to the soft towels and functioning blender. We enjoyed working with Captain Ron, as well. He was pleasant, professional, responsive and very accomodating.

The Carribean Retreat is conveniently located to many Keys attractions. It was an easy drive to both Key West and to Islamorada. We kept our 18' flats boat in the canal out back and were able to gain access to both the Gulf and the Atlantic within minutes. The quiet No Name Bridge boat ramp was just a few blocks away. As much as there is to do out and about, there is just as much to do right at home. We enjoyed having dinner on the back patio overlooking the canal. We also enjoyed taking in the local wildlife including the key deer, blue crab and iguanas that we often found in our back yard.

We would absolutely stay here, or at any of Captain Ron's other properties, in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am more than pleased when a first time vacation guest has a positive experience. I try to make sure that my home is always "as advertized" when I have guests. I maintain a first come first served policy as I have many repeat guests and I try not to disapoint guests or future guests. Guest reviews such as this one tells me that I must be doing something right and I sincerely appreciate a review like this, Thank you for your comments.
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New jersey

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at capt Ron's place. It was very clean and in a peaceful neighborhood. Would definitely go back again!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the positive review. I enjoyed meeting these guests from New Jersey. AS always, I am pleased when guests enjoy their visit to paradise.
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Port Orange, Fl, USA

Great Relaxing Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My family vacationed in Capt'n Ron's home and had the most wonderful time of our lives....From the minute Capt'n Ron met us at the home to show us around, we knew it would fit us perfectly. The first thing he did was warn the kids about the Pirates around the island and to Beware!.....Even the patch on his eye kept them wondering... The house was very clean, comfortable and contained everything you would need for the time we were there and he accepted our small pets too. He even gave the kids some styrofoam buoys to paint. The key deer came to visit us every day and evening in the yard and were as friendly as dogs.... We were able to pet them and take plenty of pics to bring home.... The Iguanas also visited daily. We rented a boat while we were there so every day we were out and the canal had no problems getting in or out. We had fun fishing, playing with the Dolphins in the water, going to Munson Rock to snorkle (great) and finding some lobsters to show the kids. I would rent from the Capt'n again with no problem... Thanks for the hospitality Capt'n Ron and we hope to visit again sooner than later... Rick and family...

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Port Orange, Fl, USA

Keys Caribbean Retreat is peaceful and relaxing!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed here and Captain Ron was the most hospitable person to deal with. He greeted us at the door to show us around and we immediately noticed the house was very clean, comfortable and stocked with everything you need. Our small dogs were as as welcome as we were. He told us the story of the Pirates and for the kids to beware! Then we were off on our own and had the best time... We rented a boat and the canal was very adequate and easy to get out of to the channel. The deer and the Iguanas were everywhere and the kids have loads of pics with them. Captain Ron even had them paint their own Styrofoam buoys. The biggest advantage of Big Pine is having the Winn Dixie just down the road. I will definitely love to go back and I'm ready NOW! Highly recommended. Thanks Capt'n Ron for everything!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Once again I have a guest return home satisfied with my home and amenities. It always pleases me when people have a good time. The eye patch is for the kids with stories of pirates of the American Caribbean. Younger kids get a laugh out of it. These guests did an exceptional job painting the lobster trap buoys. I will post a picture or two of the sights these people enjoyed. Thank you, Captain Ron
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
28 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
28 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
28 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Utility usage $72
Cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.5%

Captain Ron Refuses to Participate in the Recession !
Monthly rates; $2850 for four (4)people.
Weekly rates apply from May 01 through October 31. Schedule runs Saturday to Saturday.

Add 12.5% tax to rates. Add $150 weekly cleaning fee. Add $150 monthly cleaning fee.
The refundable reservation deposit is $300 and reserves your requested dates. I refund this deposit within 30 calendar days of your departure.
Rates include; Utilities, Propane, Free broadband wireless, Kayak use, Cable TV, Free day pass to beach and Bicycle use.
We accept Credit Cards from American Express, MasterCard Visa, and Discover. I also use PayPal invoicing. We're PCI certified for credit card information protection.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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