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Tarpon Bay/Big Pine Key Tropical and Fishermans Paradise

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 28 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps

Although many of the houses on Big Pine sustained significant damage, our house got through it fine and the house is available for rental.

Please note that we have a minimum 28 day rental period.

- Excellent access to Gulf and Atlantic fishing and diving waters

- 60' dock to accommodate boaters

- Tropical setting with several species of palms

- Large covered outdoor deck

- King size bed in master bedroom and queen in guest bedroom

- Free Wi-Fi access, cable TV in living room and bedrooms

- Convenient to grocery store, restaurants, and local bars (walking distance to No Name Pub)

- Three kayaks available for guest use

This is it! Beautiful waterfront home in a quiet neighborhood yet

convenient to restaurants and shopping. Spend some time in the

tropics. This nicely furnished waterfront home is available for

monthly rental. The home is fully furnished. All you need to bring is

a toothbrush and a change in attitude. Includes Wireless internet access

Located between Marathon and Key West, Big Pine Key is close enough

to visit both in the same day. One of Florida's top beaches at Bahia

Honda is only minutes away. There are several tackle and dive shops

on Big Pine and a boat ramp is just around the corner.

Tarpon enthusiasts, we have quick access to some of the best bridge

and flats tarpon spots in Florida. Both the Seven Mile, Bahia Honda,

and No Name bridges are close buy and there are a multitude of flats

and cuts in the area that tarpon, permit, and bonefish frequent. The

Content Keys are easily reached from our house via Spanish Channel or

if you have a flats boat, there is an inside passage. Don't forget

the reef and offshore fishing which is also excellent off of Big Pine

where you will find snapper, dolphin, sailfish, Kingfish, and grouper

just to name a few of the local species! In the Gulf, you will find

cobia, snapper, trout, grouper, and mackerel.

For the diver, we are close to numerous (Content Keys, Sawyer Key,

etc.) excellent lobster spots in the gulf and Atlantic. Looe Key is

easily reached through Bogie Channel and there are many other great

dive sites close by off Big Pine too.

This home accommodates up to 6 and has 2 bedrooms and 2 full

bathrooms. A large porch overlooks the water and is a great place to

watch the sunset. There is a 60 foot dock with a fish cleaning table. The

canal usually has an abundance of snapper and you may see the

occasional manatee. The location offers quick access to local fishing

and diving spots. You can easily navigate access to Gulf and Ocean

via Spanish Channel or Bogie Channel.

The home is just a 30 minute drive to Key West Florida. This is a

great location as the island has many restaurants, a large grocery

store, several tackle shops, marinas, and is close to the Bahia Honda

State Park. The small Key Deer are seen on a regular basis in our

neighborhood. The home is within easy walking distance to the world

famous No Name Pub.

The home features two bedrooms and 2 full baths. Master bedrooms has king size bed with Tommy Bahama style furniture and guest bedroom has Scandinavian Teak furniture with queen size bed.

The large eat-in kitchen is fully equipped and includes a

dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, blender, pot/pans,

silverware, etc. Sheets, towels, pillows are provided. There is a

large covered porch overlooking the canal and this is a great place

to spend a peaceful evening. The rooms are nicely furnished with

ceiling fans, central air conditioning, washer/dryer, cable TV,

VCR/DVD, and a gas barbeque grill. There is a fish cleaning station and

the boat dock has room for 2 boats.

Boat rentals, fishing guides, and a boat ramp are available close by

(a couple of blocks away) at the No Name Fish Camp. The location has

easy access to excellent fishing and diving spots in the gulf as well

as the Atlantic Ocean. We are only a short distance from Looe Key,

which is renowned for its beautiful coral reefs. Bahia Honda beach is

rated as one of the top beaches in Florida and is a short distance

from our house.

No boat, not a fisherman or diver, no problem Mon! Big Pine has

hiking trail to a Blue Hole, biking, and is an excellent area to

kayak. Kayak rentals are available at the No Name Fish Camp and at

several other outfitters on Big Pine. We are within easy walking

distance from No Name bridge which offers good bridge fishing as well

as great vies of the surrounding area.

There are several good restaurants in the area including

Little Palm Island, Square Grouper, Kingston's Clam bar, and Mangrove

Mamas. You can't miss the pizza, wings, and beer at the No Name Pub. Of course,

Key West offers endless fine dining establishments.

The home is conveniently minutes away from a Winn Dixie (grocery

store), CVS drug store, Walgreens, fishing, diving, clothing and gift stores.

More Details

John Hansen
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 9, 2018

About John Hansen

Avid diver and fisherman, this home as seen a lot of trophy fish put on the dock by the owners.

John Hansen purchased this house in 1986

Why John Hansen chose Doctor's Arm

Great location for accessing the Gulf and Atlantic waters. Close to the world famous Bahia Honda bridge which offers some of the best tarpon fishing in the world. Easy access to excellent lobstering in the Content and Sawyer Keys

What makes this house unique

Marina close by. Fish and dive only minutes from the house. Excellent kayaking in Great White Heron Wildlife Refuge which borders property.


Doctor's Arm House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Free Wifi
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , On-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Adjoining bathroom
  • wheelchair accessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
A/C Washer/Dryer Covered Parking One king size bed in master bedroom and 1 queen bed in second bedroom Ceiling fans Linens and towels provided Parking for cars and boat trailer Cable TV, VCR, DVD, Stereo Wireless interness access Full Kitchen Cooking utensils Refrigerator Microwave Balcony Dishwasher Deck/Patio Gas Grill Waterfront Dock Minimum age limit for renters Smoking not allowed (outside only)


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Tarpon Bay/Big Pine Key Tropical and Fishermans Paradise
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Comfortable,accomdating,good boat dockage,good communication with the owners.

  • 5 of 5

Nice clean property with good neighbors. Would do it again.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very quiet and lovely house!!!

  • 5 of 5

My new bride and I stayed here for our honeymoon and it was just great!! The house has two very nice sized bedrooms with full baths private to each bedroom. There was enough cooking equipment in the kitchen to prepare chow for a Brigade! Everything was very clean and neat, and the Key deer I think would come on inside if you left the doors open long enough!! Nicely situated far enough out that you're not bothered by traffic or first time tourists and partyers but close enough to everything you would want to do and see such as Key West and Bahia Honda National Park. Dive and fishing charters are abundant in the area as well. A great place to go to seriously get away from it all!!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Key West
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
No Name Pub
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Bahia Honda State Park
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Fish from No Name Bridge.

* Swim at Bahia Honda State Park.

* Dive world famous Looe Key.

* Kayak the Great White Heron wildlife refuge.

* Party in Key West.

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Fitness center


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning fee $150 + Tax

Rates are for up to 6 persons, failure to follow this requirement will result in eviction, termination of lease, forfeiture of rents and deposits.

Rentals less than 6 months subject to 12.5% tax (7.5% sales tax, 5%
county bed tax) Rates based on 1-3 month stay. Discount rates may
apply for longer stays. No rentals for less than a one month period.

Pets are not allowed.
$150. Exit Cleaning Fee required.
$1000 Security Fee

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.