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Tropical Vacation Hideaway - Viisit Paradise

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 28 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 4 Sleeps

This waterfront stilt home is on a boating canal just five minutes at idle speed from Boggie Chanel, with imediate access to the Atlantic or the Gulf of Mexico. The home is decorated to give you a resort feeling, with tropical and nautical style decorations and nautical signage to designate areas. Smoking is allowed on the porch, deck and grounds. No smoking in the house please. 2012 will welcome my sixth HoneyMoon couple. The area is quiet and relaxing. Key Deer roam through the property daily. These deer are miniature copies of the deer one might find in the woods of North Carolina. They are protected and very docile. Their favorite food seems to be the plants and flowers of the homes in the neghiborhood. In the nearby woods there are Iguana's that take a walk down the seawall each day. The largest at present is about five feet long. Bring your camera. The home has central air conditioning and heating and ceiling fans.

Capt Ron
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 6, 2017


Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Key West,
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
No Name Pub
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Key West
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
U S one
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
No Name Pub
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Bahia Honda
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Fishing.

* Photo Shoots.

* Kayaking.

* Lobster Diving.

* Art Galeries.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Relax, get away from it all.

* Bicycle Riding.

* Nature Walks.

* Visit Bahia Honda Beach, FREE..

Top Thing to do in Family:.....

This section of Big Pine Key is quiet and made for relaxing. I get comments on how quiet it can be.

In addition to "standard" vacations, This home has hosted wedding parties and in 2012 my sixth honeymoon couples. ROMANTIC

Children (and some adults) like to brightly paint lobster trap floats (I provide floats and paint).

You may display your art or take it with you when you depart.

However, if you like fishing, boating, water sports, etc. you are in the right place. Bait, tackle, gas, etc. are available at the Old Wooden Bridge Marina, accessable by boat or street. Don't forget your FREE boat launch at the marina.

If you like great restaurants and night life, Key West is just minutes away. Check out the activities listed at the house.

The world famous "No Name Pub" is just a few streets away. Bring a few extra one dollar bills to decorate the walls and ceiling there. The current estimate of hanging dollar bills is 40 to 50 thousand. Take your guess while waiting for the best Pizza in the keys.

On the next Key is a waterfront restaurant called "Parrotdise". This second floor eatery overlooks pine chanel and Big Pine Key. A table by the east facing large windows is a must during the rise of the full moon.


Doctor's Arm House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Half Bathroom -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Tropically decorated
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Nautically decorated.
  • bay/sound
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
FREE boat launch. FREE day pass for State beaches. FREE WiFi,. FREE Kayak. Home is completely furnished. Approximately 1,000 square feet of living space. Central Air Conditioning. Ceiling fans, in each bedroom, and living room. Cable T V with separate receivers in each bedroom and living room. D V D player in living room. Cleaning maintained to hotel standards. Master Bedroom; (Captains Quaters) 1 queen bed, tropically decorated, with dresser, and chest. Master bedroom has a half bath. Second Bedroom; ( Crews Quarters ) 2 twin beds, nautically decorated, with armoire. Closets in both bedrooms. Bed Linens are supplied for both bedrooms with a second set for changes. Main Bath; A whirlpool tub, and a separate shower, initial soap and tissue supplied for both baths. Beach towels and bath towels are supplied. Kitchen; Start up scrubber pad, dishwasher detergent, and dish soap and paper towels supplied. Kitchen has a dishwasher, range, microwave, refrigerator with ice maker, toaster, blender, mixer, dishes, pots and pans, utensils and flatware. Living room; Bamboo flooring. Love seat and sofa, cocktail table T V, end table, lamp, and curio cabinet. Dinning Area; Table with 4 chairs and standing curio cabinet. Laundry; Start up detergent supplied. Has washer and dryer. Seawall; 50-foot long on a 30-foot wide, 9-foot deep canal, easily acommodating a 20-foot boat. Dock pilings for hull protection, ¼ mile from open water, 5 minutes at idle speed. Fish cleaning station. Bait freezer. Open sun deck, with umbrella, table, and 4 chairs, accent lighting and tiki torches. Fully screened porch, overlooking canal. Open sun deck off porch. Shaded sitting area under porch with table and chairs. 2 chaise lounges for sun bathing. Gas Bar B Q, propane supplied. Outside shower, for getting the salt water and sand off before going inside.


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(11 traveler reviews)

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Tropical Vacation Hideaway - Viisit Paradise
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Perfect size, had everything we needed, great landlord

  • 5 of 5

Captain Ron was extremely kind ans accommodating! We loved the house and everything that came with it. Ron provided us with kayaks that we took out right from the house, and many bikes to ride around the neighborhood. The house was clean and full of everything we needed to make the week feel like home. Thank you for making our trip so easy! We highly recommend this location. The small deer on the island were a huge bonus. They came right up to us and were so friendly!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time! The location was very relaxing. Captain Ron was a great host!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Once again my efforts resulted in a satisfied guest. This is important to me. My basic operation is, while you are my guest this is your home and I am just a phone call away should you need anything. This enables my guests to tour the Keys, fish or in this case just relax and enjoy their down time.
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Port Orange, FL

Nice little spot in Big Pine

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Cap'n Ron's Hideaway. Very nice and secluded and quiet. Cap'n Ron and his wife were excellent managers and we enjoyed talking with them. If we needed anything they were within yelling distance(although we never needed anything). Cap'n Ron, I certainly enjoyed our conversations. The wife and I will certainly return again.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A good review of my home is always welcome and an indicator that my efforts are successful. I am pleased that you wish to return and I enjoyed our "war stories" as much as you. Thank you for your review, Captain Ron
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Stouffville, Ontario, Canada

Great escape from the Great White North

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a wonderful month at Captain Ron's Hideaway. It is all it is advertised as. Clean, up to date, with a well stocked kitchen. Set in a quiet neighbourhood, it is within walking distance of the No Name Pub. Kayaking out to the channel can be accessed from the canal in the back, or access to a shallow bay on the other side of the key can be accessed just down the street. Key deer are everywhere! The key is great to exsplore by bike, as there are many dedicated bike lanes. Take your GPS and hike the unmarked trails of No Name Key. There is an old quarry where you can pick up some fossilized coral as souvenirs. A nice touch supplied by Captain Ron is the day pass to the state parks (their are a few on the mid to lower keys). Particularly enjoyed the self guided hike at Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park. In Marathon, Sombrero beach at the end of Sombrero Beach Road is a much less crowded spot to enjoy the afternoon enjoying the sun and sand. Thanks Ron! It was nice to escape the snow this year.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These travelers from "the Great White North", discovered just about everything there is to see or do in Big Pine Key. If exploring is not your thing, one of my guests prefer to simply bask in the sun on the south facing screened porch and recover from the cold of the north. I appreciate the reviews from guests that confirm that the "hideaway" is as advertized.
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Davidson, NC, USA

It was perfect for us!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at Captain Ron's place! Everything we needed was there and easy to find. All was clean and comfortable. We especially liked the fact that there was both an open deck and a screened porch. With two teenagers who like to move, the kayak and bikes were great, as well as the proximity to beaches, snorkeling, and Key West. The key deer walked past us every day and the huge iguanas relaxed with us. If we ever make it to the keys in the future, we will definitely stay here again. It was perfect for us!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Jacksonville, FL

Perfect Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Captain Ron's has everything we needed. The location was exactly right, providing easy access to Key West and Marathon. The house is better than described and has everything to make it a home. Sitting on the deck in the mornings and late afternoons was marvelously relaxing. As FL natives, we appreciated the screen porch for those hours when the skeeters were divebombing. We can't wait to go back! (Don't miss the kayaking tours leaving from Old Wooden Breidge marina... )

Thanks Captain Ron for making our stay in the Keys perfect.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $300

Weekly Rate:

Monthly Rate: 2800.00

Captain Ron Refuses to Participate in The Recession ! Contact Captain Ron for special rate schedules.
Add 12.5 % tax and cleaning fee at $125. Monthly rate is $2600 / $2800.00.
Rates include Utilities, Free high speed wireless, Free Kayak use, Free day pass at Bahia Honda State beach.
I maintain a first come first served policy. Don't be disapointed, book your reservations early.
All rates require a refundable $300 reservation deposit. This deposit secures your reservation and is refunded within 15 days of departure.
Weekly rates are sometimes negotiable depending on the season and conditions.
The rental agreement details rental terms and conditions.
Accepting Credit Cards by, American Express, MasterCard Discover, Visa and PayPal.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund