About this listing
Get off Duval and experience natural Florida Keys! My house is located in a quiet neighborhood on Big Pine Key on an acre lot and the three lots adjacent to mine are owned by the Department of Environmental Protection and so will never be developed. Lots of wildlife can be viewed, including key deer, box turtles, lizards, geckos, snakes, and many species of birds. There are also lots of places to go nearby for bike rides and long walks. I am a biologist and I'd gladly talk to you about the local wildlife.
I have two rooms to rent out. This listing is for the bamboo room, but check out the flower room in my other listing.The bamboo room has a queen sized bed. The two rooms share a bathroom
(bathroom now has a big beautiful open shower- there is no tub anymore); I have my own. You are welcome to use the fridge, cook in the kitchen, and use the laundry facilities, but keep in mind that I live there too, so please clean up after yourself. Available to you are my spices, condiments, and other basics like sugar and olive oil. I will provide bagels, bread for toast, and coffee for my guests to prepare at their leisure. You are also welcome to borrow my two bikes, two kayaks (I have straps to tie them to your car because I do not live on the water, but most people find it easier to just rent kayaks- borrowing mine works best if you are coming down in your own truck), 2 beach chairs. Although I am not on a canal, there is plenty of room in the yard for a boat/trailer. * I fully intend to return deposit, but it's just in case I need to replace something due to carelessness (without I have no recourse). Also, I probably won't take 2 day reservations many months in advance- to make hosting easier on me, I prefer to take longer reservations and then fill in with shorter reservations a month or two out. Lastly, I've had a few complaints about the AC being noisy, so that's something to consider if you are a very light sleeper. **if there is a hurricane during your stay, I may have to require that you evacuate and I will refund your money (you are also welcome to cancel if we are under serious threat, and I will refund fully)
Interaction with Guests
I'll be around.
you pretty much need a car to stay at this house.
-Shut the gate and ensure the posts are securely in the fence post holes, otherwise the key deer will break in and eat all my plantings! This is the most important rule!!
-Equally important rule- DO NOT TAKE THE KEY WITH YOU. Leave it where you found it so that guests of both rooms have access to it. **violation of either of the first two rules may cost you your deposit.
-No party people...beer and wine are fine as long as it's not excessive.
-I will take care of washing towels and sheets and vacuuming; beyond that, please clean up after yourselves.
-Please turn off all lights if you are the last one in.
-Recycle (blue bin on porch) and compost (white container next kitchen sink) as much as you can and only use biodegradable laundry soup
-Wash your sandy feet with the hose outside, not in the shower- it's a total pain to clean a sandy shower.
-Fireplace is capped off and not intended for use- smoke WILL NOT flow out. Do NOT use fireplace.