Heron's Roost

Cudjoe Key (20 minutes from Key West) three bedroom, two  bath  Two king size (one with queen sized pull out couch)and one queen size bedded rooms give gorgeous, comfortable quarters to each guest decorated in Ralph Lauren and Laura Ashley comforters, Claire Murray hand-made throw rugs, and lots of handmade Spencer & Spencer pottery on the walls. Queen sized air bed.  

Open plan living/dining/kitchen overlooking the ocean. The grounds are lush and most lighting reostated to help you create a relaxed mood in the evening. Every modern convenience from wine glasses and corkscrews to blenders and toaster to handmade cheese trays or Claire Murray dishes to indulge in luxury…if you enjoy cooking in, you'll find everything from sharp knives and a knife sharpener to a carrot peeler and pasta serving fork and, of course a very dependable blender. In house washer and dryer and for you fussy ones, an iron, ironing board and vacuum. All the amenities you would expect and fans in every room to indulge in the wonderful ocean breezes. An upstairs porch where you can enjoy the views of the ocean and a very private downstairs covered porch with chairs, table and hammock in case you want to enjoy barbecuing poolside next to our private, lush, heated pool (86° in winter) or just enjoy some time alone reading in the hammock. Outdoor ping pong table (under roof). We've spent the better part of our lives enjoying the Keys so if you're a first timer we're happy to share our favorite places, fishing captains, restaurants etc with you so you don't spend your week hunting things up.WIFI



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Heron's Roost Renter Guestbook and Comments

Activities and Attractions in our area (click each for details)

Golf and Tennis

Local Beaches

Waverunners


Kayaking

Nature Preserve

Old Road Walk/Bike Riding

Bahia Honda State Park

Heron's Roost

is only 15 minutes away from Bahia Honda State Recreation Area which appears in the National Geographic Traveler article "America's Best Beaches".

For boaters, Bow Channel is one mile by boat for easy access to the bay and Cudjoe Gardens Marina is less than 1/2 mile. Bahia Honda State Park Beach which was voted the #1 beach in the US is a 20 minute drive to spend the day with a picnic and there are dozens of islands to explore by boat. Looe Key Marine Sanctuary, the most beautiful reef in the Keys, is nearby. The area is a trove of nature preserves by land and by sea, a birdwatcher's paradise and an explorer's dream. A truly tropical hideaway where you can walk straight outside and tickle your toes in the grass and sand, the way it used to be...the "real" Keys.


"The Florida Keys are a wilderness of flowering jungles and shimmering seas, a jade necklace of mangrove-fringed islands dangling toward the tropics. Sunsets here are a pure, unadulterated spectacle that each evening attracts thousands of visitors and locals to the waterfront throughout the Keys." -Fodors

A little Roost history...The beautiful acre on the ocean where Heron's Roost is found was once an old hotel that served as a brothel to the hundreds of workers who came to build Henry Flagler's railroad around 1912. Some of the original cement slabs and steps are still on the property before it too was taken by a hurricane. The Keys were only sparsely populated until the early 20th century. In 1905, however, railroad magnate Henry Flagler began building the extension of his Florida railroad south from Homestead to Key West. His goal was to establish a rail link to his steamships that sailed between Key West and Havana, just 90 miles across the Straits of Florida. The railroad arrived at Key West in 1912 and remained a lifeline of commerce until the Labor Day hurricane of 1935 washed out much of its roadbed. The Overseas Highway, built over the railroad's old roadbeds and bridges, was completed in 1938.

Traveling to Key West

Florida Keys Book
There's a terrific book all of you should get who are going down, June Keith's Key West and the Florida Keys - Amazon has it for $13.50 and it's really a must to look ahead and help you plan, lots of activities, restaurants etc I've put the link here so you can pull it up and order it if you'd like: click here.

Also check out this article from the New York Times. It lists a bunch of neat activities in the keys.


For more Keys information: www.fla-keys.com

AMENITIES

3 Bedroom...2 King, 1 queen
sleeps 6-10, Pack 'N Play, pull out queen size couch in living room,single mattress for child, queen sized auto fill air bed, two baths (master bedroom has large walk-in closet which can be used as "childs sleep-over room" if added room is needed - single mattress provided) Queen sized pull out sofa in master.


Kitchen...dishes/cookware/utensils
dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffee maker
washer/dryer, linens/towels/beach towels
central air conditioning/heating, ceiling fans in every room
cable High Def 32" flat screen TV living room & TV in master, DVD(2), stereo, CD, cassette
private heated pool (86 degrees in winter), beachy area, outdoor shower, gas grill
PRIVATE BOAT DOCK, hammock, ping pong table and board games. WiFi internet.

RATES & INFO

$1800-$3100/week (depending on season & holiday)

Rental Interruption/Cancellation Insurance available: Click here

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Availability Calendar for this house: Click here

 
For the best fishing in the area call our good friend Paul 305 849-2980.

See this youtube for our day out fishing with him!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eK_4hG5QluY





Heron's Roost



For details, booking, contact:
413 246-9824 Home/work/cell 
fax 413 475-3113 or 802 257-4621
 Linda@LindaSpencer.com
Our houses were mentioned in the New York Times, click here to see out what they had to say


Sorry, no smoking inside, no pets.  
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