This lovely five-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom Sugarloaf Key vacation rental sits on three secluded acres, making it perfect for a quiet weekend escape to the beach and sun of the Florida Keys! You’ll certainly find serenity in this multi-level home with its sweeping views of the coastal landscape and plenty of space for up to 10 lucky guests and two dogs!
With an address in Florida’s Lower Keys, this home offers quick access to world-class sport fishing, diving, snorkeling and kayaking in the flats of the Upper Sugarloaf Sound. All of that is a short drive away and amazing culture and entertainment is only 18 miles from your door in Key West.
The home itself has an eclectic mix of wall colors and furnishings that together broadcast an artistic elegance, giving a warm and inviting feel that will appeal to those seeking an escape from the ordinary.
Up a staircase and over a front porch, the front door opens to greet weary travelers with beautiful tropical furnishings including a tiled floor, potted ferns and a banana tree, and a large, framed mirror.
To the right as you walk in is where you get the first glimpse of an open floor plan that includes a living room, kitchen, and dining area. Vibrant sunrise yellow-colored walls frame large portrait windows that have elegant floral-print drapes. A lovely coffee table is the perfect place to rest your morning cup of joe as you read the newspaper on the cushy couch behind the table.
Or head outside to wake up with the briny air and warm coastal breeze on the deck, which sits just beyond French doors attached to the dining room.
For days when its just better to stay indoors, feel free to make use of the living room’s flatscreen TV, which includes cable programming, and a DVD player. A chess set and board games also add to the indoor entertainment options, so bring a group and play a fun game during a downpour!
After a full day of fun in the sun, if you’re tired and hungry, retire home to get cooking in the well-stocked kitchen. Modern day amenities like a microwave, stove, oven, and dishwasher make meal preparation and cleanup breeze - so get cooking!
When that meal is ready, rest assured you’ll have plenty of space for your whole group to sit down and enjoy it at either the dining room table, which seats six, or at the kitchen island, which has room for four more.
After dinner, head outside to eat dessert on the deck. Watch a glorious pink sunset and soak up the beautiful views the area affords.
You’ll be pretty tired after that full day of activities, but know that bedtime bliss awaits in any of the home’s five bedrooms, which altogether can comfortably accommodate up to nine people (with a maximum occupancy of 10). The master bedroom, with a beautiful king-size sleigh bed, two nightstands with lamps, a ceiling fan, and direct access to the outdoor deck, sits on the first floor, while four more - two with king-size beds, another with a queen-size bed, and a fourth with a daybed and pullout trundle - sit on the second level.
Two of these upstairs bedrooms offer private deck access, where guests can sit in Adirondack chairs and enjoy sweeping views of the pine tree and native Florida landscape. The rooms are sparsely furnished with dressers, nightstands, window drapes, lamps, and ceiling fans in each, but they exude an elegant simplicity.
Three full bathrooms and one half bathroom makes waiting for showers not a problem and eliminates conflict with other morning routines. Two of the bathrooms (one on the first floor, another on the second) have jetted tubs, which will soothe aching muscles and are the perfect place to relax and unwind at the end of the day.
And don’t worry about packing extra clothes - a private washer/dryer will keep your clothes clean and smelling fresh! WiFi is also included, so go ahead and check your email or surf the Internet!
Do you want to come but can’t bear leaving your affable pooch at home? No worries! This home is dog-friendly with an additional pet fee, so bring along up to two furry friends!
For outdoor entertainment, rent a kayak and head out for some maritime exploration on the Sound! Use your car or simply enjoy taking in the beautiful scenery with a meandering walk through the area.
If you feel like taking a day to explore the area’s renowned history, head west into Key West to the Hemingway Home and Museum, where writer Ernest Hemingway once lived. Or maybe your group wants to have some coast-inspired adventure? Take a drive 40 miles east to Marathon Key, where parasailing, scuba-diving, snorkeling, and other beachy adventures await, or go sky diving just three miles away!
When the hunger begins, visit the Square Grouper Bar & Grill.
If you don’t bring your boat to Pelico Paradise then you can get in and on the water with Fury Water Adventures out of Key West. They offer a variety of watersports including snorkeling or sunset cruises aboard the Fury Catamaran, thrills in the air with Fury parasailing, or reef eco-tours aboard the Fury glass bottom boat. Private charters are also available. For the real enthusiast, try Fury’s combo packages or the Ultimate Adventure which includes reef snorkeling in Key West, parasailing, jet skiing, kayaking, rock climbing, water trampoline and much more.
For world class snorkeling and scuba diving visit historic Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary. For the experienced diver visit the Adolphus Busch, a 210-foot freighter named after the senior member of the Busch brewing family and lays 6 miles southwest of Big Pine Key.
You can take a drive to National Key Deer Refuge in Big Pine Key to view the protected key deer and also visit the Blue Hole, the only freshwater lake in the Florida Keys, or you can stay at Pelico Paradise where you may see key deer and peacocks from a nearby peacock ranch right on the grounds!
Whether you’re seeking relaxation or activity, land or water adventures, rest assured you can’t go wrong with a Sugarloaf Key getaway. So book this pet-friendly Florida Keys vacation rental now and get planning your epic escape from the ordinary!
*Please contact Vacasa for our special Snowbird pricing! A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.