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Pelico Paradise - Sugarloaf Key, FL

Large, dog-friendly home on three secluded acres w/ balconies, deck, views
Pelico Paradise 4.5 out of 5 43 ratings 37

 Internet Private Washer Dryer  Cable  Jet Tub  Outdoor Fire

Bedrooms: 5
Beds: 3 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 1 Twin Bed
Bathrooms: 3.5
Max Occupancy: 10
Sleeps Comfortably: 9
Pet Policy: 2 dog max

Pelico Paradise 19068 Pelico RD, Sugarloaf Key, FL 33042

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!

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Features & Amenities

  • Activities

  • Ski In/Out
  • Badminton
  • Bikes
  • Board Games
  • Child Games
  • Dock
  • Foosball
  • Gaming System (Game console)
  • Golf On-Site
  • Kayaks available for guest use
  • Ping Pong
  • Pool Table
  • Tennis
  • Features

  • Fireplace
  • Washer Dryer: Private
  • A/C: central
  • Disability Access
  • Furnace
  • Jet Tub
  • Pool
  • Propane/Gas Home
  • Sauna
  • Space Heater
  • Media

  • Internet
  • Cable
  • Movie Library
  • Movie Player: DVD
  • Music
  • Netflix Streaming
  • TV
  • Wireless Router
  • Outdoor

  • Hot Tub
  • Grill: gas
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck
  • Outdoor Fire
  • Patio

Guest Reviews

  • Pelico Paradise

    Lee D.

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    We really enjoyed our stay. We had 9 people total living comfortably for a week. We were about 25-30 minutes from Key West and the ability to make our own meals when we wanted was very convenient. There were more than enough pots, pans, and dishes for use as well as a dishwasher. I would definitely recommend this home.
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    Mary S.

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    Great place with plenty of room. Loved the wildlife.
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    Melvin J.

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    Didn't like the long ride to Key West's Duval St...we made multiple trips back and forth. ..Next time we'll find a location a lot closer.
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    Walter M.

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    We enjoyed our stay at the house. Highly recommended. Great property and location.
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    Yesenia G.

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    Great place! Very clean and beautiful.
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    Kevin M.

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    This was the second time we stayed here and we have been very satisfied with the quiet setting. Very relaxing. Always very clean. Showers have the best water pressure in the Keys.
  • Pelico Paradise

    Eric R.

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    Very nice house with gas grill, fire pit, and ample deck and porch space. Large enough for a big group to feel comfortable. Off the beaten path!
  • Pelico Paradise

    Nicki G.

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    Our family had a great experience at this home! There was plenty of room for all six of us. We liked having a grill out on the back patio. It made for great dinners! We went when it was a little chilly so we missed out on the wildlife which was a little disappointing but nobody can control the weather! We would recommend staying here especially if you like a quiet location.
  • Pelico Paradise

    Megan M.

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    Home was great and met every need for our large group!!! 20 miles to down town (25-30 min drive)... Great fishing spots all around and if interested in Renting a boat, Back Country Boat rentals is only 3 miles(7mins) away which I HIGHLEY recommend!!! Nearby skydiving and scuba diving as well!!!
  • Pelico Paradise

    Lucy S.

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    Convenient to Key West and the State Parks. Lots of parking and the price was very reasonable. Peacocks sound like screaming people so YouTube it for a heads up!
  • Pelico Paradise

    Stacy B.

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    We had problems almost every day. House was very dirty. When the lights, fans etc wouldn't work they did get an electrician out fast but no one ever cane to clean the house. Decks are in poor shape. Leaks in the master bath, cold water on the first night. Grill shouldn't even be there, it needs to be in the trash. House had plenty of space but I would never stay again.
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    Sung T.

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    overall great property, loved it
  • Pelico Paradise

    Adele K.

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    Had an incredible weekend. The property was clean and experienced no issues with the deck as aforementioned in reviews below. I was apprehensive since I read the reviews after purchasing the house for the weekend - but all decks were useable and in great shape. Property Manager was extremely responsive and available when we called to ask a few questions. As other reviews mentioned, we saw iguanas and peacocks on property.

    Other people within our group were even discussing staying at the house again for future getaway weekends. I would highly suggest this home - it was used for my mom's 60th Birthday. We were extremely happy.
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    Dorania M.

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    This house is spacious and has good potential for a large group
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    Patrick Q.

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    Wonderful house and area, lights, chairs need a little update.
  • Pelico Paradise

    Kevin M.

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    Great property, very quiet and laid back. Perfect for us. Close enough to and far enough from Key West. Wonderful decks and outside space.
  • Pelico Paradise

    Emilly M.

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    A little pricey but everything is in the keys.
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    Maria F.

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    This place was so awesome for us. It was a big group and we had plenty of space. We dint wan to leave.
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    Caleb D.

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    The peacocks walking around were very cool and the overall experience was amazing. The house was nice but some spots in the decks were rotten and could have been dangerous.
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    Nabbie P.

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    The interior of the home was amazing. Exterior could use some help. Trees need cutting, balcony is unstable and not all outdoor lights work
  • Pelico Paradise

    Brooke W.

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    I would highly recommend this house for your next vacation spot! We had a great time and the house had plenty of room for everyone. It was 5 minutes from the local boat ramp and a short drive from Key West! It had a great yard for the dogs to run around on. We will definitely stay here next time!
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    Jorge M.

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    I will recommend this property its location and the house was really incredible
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    Erika V.

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    Had a great time with friends during our stay. The house was spacious and we had plenty of room outside for games. Negatives to the house is that the air conditioning unit is small and there is not much air flow to the downstairs.
  • Pelico Paradise

    Tamara R.

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    Our stay at Pelico Paradise was a wonderful experience! The property was perfect for our family gathering and the house had everything we needed. The décor was very tasteful and we were pleased to have our family visit us there. We had a group of 9 staying at the home and everyone was very comfortable. We had family staying in Key West also and it was just a short drive for them to visit us. We all loved the "rural" setting including the peacocks, deer and iguana we saw on the property!! The peacock's "call" is initially startling, but once you realize what it is, it adds to the ambiance of the natural setting. We did not attempt to walk down to the water, so cannot comment on the distance but there were beautiful views from the upstairs balconies, especially sunset. Would definitely recommend this property.
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    Julie L.

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    We enjoyed our stay at the Pelico home very much! The location is centrally located between the lower keys and Marathon & Islamorda (fishing hot spots) and worked out very well for our group.

    Some nearby places to consider visiting: Bahia Honda State Park (beautifully, well mainted beaches), Theatre of the Sea located in Islamorda (awesome sea creatures and live shows w/o large crowds like at Sea World), Fort Taylor Zachary State Park (loved the "natural" beach feel), Mallory Square & Duval Street (live street shows and lots of shopping and good eating).

    The home was well maintained. Upon arrival, we did a quick run through of the house and didn't find anything that was broken or needed to replaced. The furnishings & furniture throughout the house were also well kept. The only thing we had complaints about was the slow internet. We weren't able to stream movies via netflix or use our tablets/ipads to connect to the internet due to slow signal but we found other things to entertain ourselves. There were a handful of board games and satellite TV available. We didn't lounge outside much as we spent most of our days out and about venturing other islands & attractions. It was very convenient to have a grill outside but wished it was located on the deck vs on ground level.

    Everything was very clean. No visible smudges, crumbs or dirt. The floors could have used a good mopping though. We did spot a few cockroaches but I am sure they are prone creatures to Florida's warm climate. We were not alarmed and it didn't affect our stay. We noticed 1 dead roach in the upstairs bath so it was a good indicator that the house is or was being treated.

    Check-in and Check-out was a breeze. Very easy access to house and I really enjoyed the early check-in/ late check-out feature via email. My entire process with Vacasa has been great. We would definitely stay here again! Very pleasant experience overall and the location and price can't be beat!
  • Pelico Paradise

    Blayre M.

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    We had a group of 7, and the accommodations were just perfect. There was even 1 extra bed. Very clean home. It was fun to see the small deer and peacocks upon arrival and when we would come back at night. Very quiet at night, fun to see the ocean from the deck. Overall, very lovely stay !
  • Pelico Paradise

    Nilka M.

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    We LOVED this place, perfect vacation house, everything was spotless and it had everything we needed it. The peacocks are a bit noisy in the middle of the night, but that is nature!
  • Pelico Paradise

    Lisa L.

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    The home is very spacious and beautiful. The décor is very nice. Kitchen lacking quite a bit. Cleaning the furniture would have been great in the living room. Bedrooms nice. spacious. Balconies are nice but wood rot everywhere. loose boards and nails. Potential hazard. Peacocks wonder the property all day and night. Don't feed them they poop everywhere! Only view of water is off top bedroom balcony. Lots of space in the house and the property. Sits on a lot of land. Would have liked to see more tropical foliage outside along the grounds instead of rocks, dirt mounds and a bulldozer. But the privacy was nice. Only 18 miles to Key West. Not far at all which was nice.
  • Pelico Paradise

    Earl P.

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    Bad experience. Located near nothing and water access is not close as advertised. The care of the lawn is atrocious. Limbs down every where. Needs grass cut. Needs weed eating. Needs grounds leveled. Dust bunnies were present in the master bedroom under the dressers and false eyelashes were left on the master bath room sink splashboard (we left them there - maybe you'll find them too). The area under the house where the grill and kayaks (one is busted up) are located is a construction area that is visible to all. There were 5 lawnmowers, one generator, two old refrigerators, 4 ice coolers, wood, skil saw, extention cords, paint cans, boards, all haphazardly thrown around in the area. The lattice work was coming loose and vines were growing through it. Wood rot on the decks and holes showing through the deck ceilings as a result. Oh yeah, had a broken down front end loader on the edge of the property. PLUS 6 peacocks on the property - very pretty but make shrieks/calls at all out hours waking you up.
  • Pelico Paradise

    Thomas O.

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    This house was wonderful and secluded for a comfortable family get together. We had four family's together for a wedding in Key West and had a wonderful time
  • Pelico Paradise

    Navin D.

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    Great vacation home. Lots of amenities close by and the fishing was awesome. My family and I enjoyed this home very much and are planning to stay here again. I would recommend this property to anyone.
  • Pelico Paradise

    Tyler B.

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    Very nice place
  • Pelico Paradise

    Alexis B.

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    The house is beautiful and spacious. It is not on the water but is conveniently located close to a lot to restaurants and bars. The only thing that was a little off-putting was the huge trash/dump pile on the side of the street with lots of junk strewn about. Other than that it was a great place to host my friends and family for a relaxing weekend. Would rent again.
  • Pelico Paradise

    Susan L.

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    The house was really beautiful. We were greeted by two beautiful peacocks in full spread. The wildlife was really exciting to watch and the whole area was a fun place to explore. It was a short distance to Key West and all the exciting things to do. We had a wonderful time and will certainly utilize this property again .
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    Chad H.

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    Great place
  • Pelico Paradise

    Steven H.

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    Nice place to stay. Reasonably close to Key West.
  • Pelico Paradise

    Adam L.

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    Beautiful home, secluded and scenic. Clean and new! You won't be disappointed. Highly recommend.
  • March, 2017

    Jeffrey R.

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  • March, 2017

    Janis W.

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  • August, 2016

    Hmoovzoo V.

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  • January, 2016

    David H.

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  • November, 2015

    Joseph P.

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  • October, 2015

    Jose L.

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