TORCHVIEW- Serene Open Water Paradise

“ Excellent ”
7 Reviews
3236 Catherine St, Big Torch Key, FL 33042



Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps 6
Per night $250 - $285
Per week $1,800 - $2,000
Type: Home
Description of the Big Torch Key vacation home rental
Big Torch Key is reminiscent of the Florida Keys 40 years ago,seclusion and peace invade your senses immediately, sunset views that will take your breath away. Torchview has an open floor plan (kitchen/living room/dining room) with a huge master suite(king bed)and two other bedrooms (one with a queen size bed and the other with two twins). Completely furnished with everything you'll need for a terrific vacation just pack your clothes. Fishing, kayaking, swimming and snorkeling off your own 240' boatdock with a 4' draft, you'll have a unparralled adventure. YOU WILL WANT TO COME BACK TO THE FLORIDA KEYS!
Kathy and Steven are on the premises from Dec 1- May 1

Kathleen "Kathy" Anderson

Area Information
Torchview is on 1.4 acres of Niles Channel, in National Key Deer Refuge, the best boating access to the Atlantic (2 miles)andthe Gulf(6 miles) in the lower Keys. Just minutes to shopping and dining. Lots of space to let the dog run. Enjoy spectacular sunrise and sunsets. FISHING, DIVING, KAYAKING, PADDLEBOARDING, SNORKELING, BOATING, BIKING IT'S ALL HERE AT TORCHVIEW IN THE SUNSHINE! You just may find time to relax and read a book!


Property Rates

Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Sep 13 2015 Nov 26 2016 $250 $250 $1,800 $6,800 1 Week
Dec 06 2015 Sep 12 2016 $285 $285 $2,000 $8,000 1 Week
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 12.5%
Deposits: Reservation/Security deposit $750 due within one week of booking (returned to you by mail within two weeks of departure) TRAVEL INSURANCE RECOMMENDED Full RENTAL payment due 60 DAYS prior to arrival If booked more than 6 months in advance FULL payment due 90 Days prior to arrival.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Personal Check
Other Fees: $175 cleaning fee /1 wk $200 cleaning fee/2+wks PET FEE: $100/2 $50/each additional pet Starting Dec 13, 2014 $2000/wk Holidays: $2200/wk Christmas New Years Easter Mini Lobster Week First & second week regular Lobster Season


Reviews for this vacation home rental in Big Torch Key, Florida

Bill Eveleth

Bill Eveleth

Pensacola, FL

Excellent Home

May 4, 2015

The home was immaculate. Very quiet yet close to everything. The dock is above reefs that the owners installed; crystal clear water allows the viewing of the 10,000 or so fish that live in and around the reefs. Plenty of fun fishing right from the dock. We met another couple at the home for a week and all agreed we'd definitely like to come back. If you go, make sure to go to the No Name Pub for a Pizza.

Elizabeth Bigles-Christensen

Elizabeth Bigles-Christensen

Stuart, Florida

Awesome Birthday vacation!

July 14, 2014

Our family decided to rent Torchview after falling in love with the home from a distance. We had stayed at a neighboring cottage the year before and were looking for a larger rental. Knowing we would need more room for more family members who would be joiing us, we made or reservations. Upon our return to Summerland we settled in comfortably with our two teenage children, our 3 dogs, and our inlaws. (no pun intended with the order). The home is located on over an acre of land, close to the Deer Key preserve. The property sits on a beautifully landscaped gated oasis, comfortably appointed, and nicely kept. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing Key Deer in our garden, the enormous amount of tropical fish right under the dock, with easy access to our boat for intercoastal and big water fishing. The Florida Sunkist Sunsets were breathtaking and spectacularly sweet. We celebrated my birthday in Key West which is only 30+ minutes from the house. We will definitely return next year! Keep in mind that if you have a hard time climbing stairs this location may present some difficulties. We also loved the fact that we could bring our furry children to enjoy the vacation with the family! Thank you for the privilege of enjoying your beatiful home!

Owner's reply:

Thank you so much for all the wonderful comments. Big Torch Key is is the Keys best kept secret for all who live and visit there, so happy to share it with guests.

Michael Kidwell

Michael Kidwell

Bartow, Florida. USA

Fun Fun Fun

October 1, 2013

Upon our arrival the place was very neat and clean, also it was very private like we wanted and the sunset was awesome. The bad thing was that we didn't get to stay longer. Hopefully next year my wife and I will drive our boat down to the house for a week stay that way we won't have to rush around trying to do everything in just 2 days. Michael and Debora Kidwell

Tammy Howe

Tammy Howe


Wonderful vacation!

March 28, 2011

Thank you Steve and Cathy for such a nice, welcoming home for our vacation! We had 4 adults and 2 children and there was more than enough room for all of us. The man made reef under the dock was so fun for our boys that are 7 & 9, they loved snorkeling and fishing, we all did actually! The wildlife was amazing! The pod of wild dolphins that came so close to the dock while two of us were out snorkeling was a moment that all of us will remember for ever! Steve and Cathy are so extremely helpful with fishing tips, great restaurants and overall knowledge of the keys! Thanks for making this one of our best vacations yet! We definitely hope to return.

Bob Dickey

Bob Dickey

Homosassa, Florida USA

Marvellous Getaway

January 17, 2011

My wife and I enjoyed spending our 47th wedding anniversary at Steve and Kathy's Torchview property recently. It was all we expected and more. They treated us in a very special way, and helped us learn about the nearby area, attractions, and good eating places. Kathy had fresh flowers and a nice anniversary card waiting our arrival. Steve gave us instruction about how to fish off the boat dock. We ate our catch that second night we were there. The house is wonderful. Everything needed is furnished, and we felt so comfortable and safe in the privacy of their home. We were able to ride bikes on the quiet roads nearby, and never saw a soul! We saw two Key deer (a buck and a doe) one night. We will definitely want to come back and stay for a longer time at some point in the future. You cannot go wrong renting this wonderful property. You will have peace and quiet, and enjoy an unparalleled view from the 2nd floor balcony around the house. Thanks, Steve and Kathy, for making our short visit there so unforgettable!

Jeff and Lisa

Jeff and Lisa

New Orleans

Nice home

August 26, 2010

House was as advertised. We arrived in the middle of the night and the agent had the house ready with the a/c on. A very nice surprise was the man made reef under the dock. It was teeming with fish. We also saw a couple of lobsters. Thanks



Tallahassee, FL

Great House to escape the crowds

August 8, 2010

We stayed at Torchview in June and this was our first experience with renting in the Keys. We had 2 adults and 4 college age kids. It was a great place to vacation. The house is just about perfect. Stunning views from all rooms, even from the bathroom! We loved that it looked onto the open bay, not a crowded canal. Big Torch Island is very isolated, so you really feel like you have the place to yourself. The fishing and snorkling were great right off the dock. We kept an 18' boat at the dock with no problems. It was an easy drive to Key West. We hope to return!

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