Where are you located?
We are located at 15760 Old State Rd 4a
Sugarloaf shores , Fl 33042. We are 5 miles from the 17 mile marker off US 1. Mile marker 1 is the southernmost point in Key West.
Do the houses come equipped with pots, pans and the necessary products to cook?
We have a full set of pots, pans and utensils. There are lots of seasonings, a blender, a toaster and brand new appliances.
Do you have a coffee maker?
Yes, we have a Keurig coffee maker at each house with a few pods. There is a Nespresso original coffee maker (small cups) in the main house.
What should we know about the weather and seaweed?
Florida is known for its wet season during the months of May-August. Please keep in mind that we cannot control the weather and won’t be responsible should you experience bad weather during your stay. If the weather is inclement and the power does go out, we have a full generator.
Seaweed and pollution is a huge problem here in South Florida. Over the course of the last few years Cuba and Brazil have had fires that as a result, caused major seaweed on our beaches in the Florida Keys.
We use our tractor to clear the beach of seaweed as best we can but we can only use it when the weather/wind conditions are acceptable, therefore; the tractor is not used everyday.
Can we have food delivered to the house?
Yes, you can have our property caretaker go shopping for you prior to your arrival for a fee of $100. Your groceries will be stored in our refrigerator and ready for you when you arrive. The closest supermarket is 22 miles away. There are a few small convenience stores within 10 miles.
How far are you from restaurants and do any of them offer delivery service?
Sugarloaf lodge is 5 miles away and offers dinner. Baby’s coffee and Bayfront Market are 7 miles away and offer great coffee and subs.
Mangrove Mamas is 13 miles away and offers both lunch and dinner.
Key West is 20 miles south of our location.
Please feel free to ask Tom, our caretaker for suggestions.
Do you have a grill?
Yes, we have one nice sized gas grill per house.
Do you offer housekeeping service?
We do have housekeepers that can come every other day should you decide to use them. This service is available for $25 per hour. Our housekeepers do a complete cleaning after each guest leaves. We leave enough towels, blankets and sheets for each stay and have extra available when necessary.
We also have a full washer and dryer in each house.
Can we rent boats and wave runners and/or bring our own?
Yes, we can help you get a boat and/or a wave runner and have it brought to our dock. Please note that we are not responsible for the boat nor the WaveRunners.
Our dock is 430 feet long and we have a 4.5 foot draft. We can run water and electric out to your boat. You are responsible for your own boats and WaveRunners. The tide can change in a minute so PLEASE watch the weather reports. Each house is allowed one boat. Additional boats can be docked for a fee of $100 per day.
We would recommend you launching your boat and wave runners at Sugarloaf Lodge which is 5 miles from our house and approximately 10 miles by boat. If you have a large boat and can’t go through 2 ft channels, our caretaker can assist you in getting through and direct you to the house.
Do you have shampoo, toilet paper, paper towels and hair dryers?
Yes, we have one hair dryer per house and we have a few of each of the additional items in each house. If you are staying more than 5 days and do not require maid service, we recommend bringing a few extra of these items.
What do you have for the beach?
We offer horse shoes , corn-hole, games for kids, hammocks, chairs and lounge chairs. We have one umbrella at the end of our dock. We recommend you bring a large umbrella, balls or anything you enjoy playing during your stay. Please BRING suntan lotion, aloe vera, bug spray with DEET (lots of no-see-ums.) You are on an island and should always wear foot coverings. The night time during the summers can get over populated with insects so please be sure to spray yourself accordingly.
Are there bugs and Mosquitos?
Yes, we are located on an island and between mangroves. Between 5-8 pm the insects can get bad, especially during the summer month in Florida . NO-SEE-UMS are hard to see but you will feel them! BE SURE TO KEEP THE DOORS CLOSED and wear bug spray at night. KEEP DOORS SHUT at all times!
What time is check-out and check-in?
- Check out is 11:00AM (Check out is strictly enforced. An additional $50.00 will be charged for every hour up to four hours, after four hours a full day charge will be accessed)
- Check in is 4pm unless you call and make arrangements with Cadmeir prior to your arrival
What should we know before we leave?
Please put all your bed sheets, towels and blankets in one area. We bring all newly laundered sheets, blankets and towels once removing your used ones.
Leaving the house with excess trash and in an unsanitary condition will result in an additional cleaning fee of up to $300.00
Please remove all garbage and unused food from the refrigerator and freezer. If you don’t want to take any new unused food or drink with you, please leave it in the refrigerator or freezer as we will offer these items to our employees. Please make sure to speak with our caretaker should you have any questions and/or concerns.
What should we know about bringing our pets?
There is a $25.00 pet fee per dog, per day. Smaller, non aggressive breeds only. (Should you fail to disclose information about a pet brought into the house you will be fined up to $300 additional cleaning fee.
Can I invite people who are not staying at the house?
Yes, but not more than 5 people on the property without prior approval.
Max 8 guests allowed per booking in the guest house and 12 max in the main house. Additional guests can join you for a fee of $100.00 per night.
How do we conserve water and rinse off before entering the house?
The keys utilizes its water source from Miami, this process is quite costly. We receive text messages from the county if there is an overuse of water. We are committed to the conservation and protection of all our resources. We are constantly looking for ways to improve our efforts.
Your Paradise Awaits…
Here are some ways you can help:
- Turn the faucet off while brushing your teeth or shaving
- Do not using the toilet as a trash receptacle
- Be sure all faucets are turned completely off
- Report leaky faucets and reuse towels
We have showers on the sides of each house. Please use them to remove any sand before going inside. There are vacuums inside each house as well.
Will we see turtle and deer keys?
We have breeding of turtles that come onto the shores during certain parts of the year. The turtles do not like bright lights. The county can impose a fine if lights on the back of our porch are not turned off. Please make sure the lights are turned off by 10pm. You can use flash lights or bring a lantern.
Deer keys sometimes come on our property but please do not feed them. Also, if you leave trash outside raccoons love it !!!
What should we know about parking?
If you're renting our green house, please park next to your house and grey house park next to yours as well. Please try to keep the circular driveway clear. Please be aware that visitors with large boats won’t be able to fit through our gates.
Do you offer Paddle boards and Kayaks for use?
Yes, please share these items with other visitors and remember to wash after each use.
Is scuba diving, swimming and fishing allowed?
Yes. You can scuba dive, swim and fish. Please bring your own gear as we do not offer these items for personal use. Fishing and swimming off the dock is at your own risk . Most times, you won’t be the only family occupying the property so please be kind and courteous to the other visitors. We love our please do not leave any garbage on the dock as it blows into the water causing pollution!
Our area is one of the best in the world for fishing Tarpon. We also have some great reefs for diving and fishing. You can catch dolphin (not flipper), snapper, grouper and hogfish. During season, we also have the best lobster and stone crab right off our beaches!
Do you have a pool?
No, not at this time. Please check back as we are trying to get county approval to build a pool for our guest. Please feel free to use our baby pool.
What should I know about the air condition, ice and freezer storage?
Please do not lower the air conditioner below 72 degrees as it can freeze up as a result of our warm weather on the ocean which can easily become damaged with both the warm ocean air and salt. If you have any problems with the A/C please notify our caretaker.
There is a 300 lb ice machine and large freezer in our shed. Please understand that this ice machine and large freezer is meant for two families. If you're planning a large fishing or boat trip we recommend you bring extra bags of ice.
Is smoking and cooking allowed in house?
NO SMOKING!!! We have smoke alarms attached to the fire department. If we get fined, you’ll get fined.
While cooking in the main house, please open the window by the stove slightly as the smoke alarm will go off. Our stove operates on gas which gets very smoky. Our guest house stove/oven runs on electric.
What amenities are included?
- Cable TV
- Generator – if power fails
- Private gate
- Private beach
- 430ft dock
- Games inside house for kids and adults