Middle Florida Keys Bayfront Hideaways with Sailboat, near Marathon and Key West

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  •  Type: Cottage
  •  Beds: 2
  •  Baths: 1
  •  Sleeps: 6


Our Bayfront hideaway cottage is located in the middle Keys on a small island called 'Conch Key', and offers some of the best sailing in the Gulf anywhere in the Keys.  Our guests have exclusive use of 23', well maintained, ComPac sailboats, for the duration of their stay. The island is the smallest island in the Keys. It is reminiscent of a quaint Bahamian lobster fishing village, with colorful cottages nestled closely together. Rustic wharves are charmingly cluttered with lobster traps, nets, and fishing gear. There is a well kept secret that lobster and fish are both plentiful. Back country fishing and off shore sport fishing are readily available.
Our ideal location near Marathon, in the middle Keys, will allow you to visit both Key West and Key Largo, each approximately one hour away. Additionally, we offer dock space with water and electricity for our guests wanting to bring their own boat  for some of the best fishing in the world.  Impeccably clean, comfortable, and beautifully decorated.  
Since 1988, we have taken pride in the fact that we have the cleanest, most well-maintained accommodations in the Florida Keys!
Keywords: Cottages, sailing, sailboat, fishing, House, boat, kayak, Marathon, Key West, dock space, trailer parking, quiet.
Registration Number: 19200201

Owner info


  • Barry Franzen

We purchased this spectacular property from the original owners, Tom and Peggy Horachek, who developed this unique vacation concept, in a great Keys location.
Tammy purchased this cottage in 2014
Why Tammy chose Conch Key
This Middle Keys bay front cottage include the exclusive use of a 23' sailboat, kayaks, and bicycles for no additional charge. Additionally, we offer launching, trailer storage and docking space for guests wanting to bring their own boat for some fabulous Keys fishing. A great location for a family reunion, a destination wedding or a retreat for any reason.
What makes this cottage unique
Conch Key is located conveniently in the middle islands, only 63 miles to Key West. Qualified sailors can day sail the protected waters of the Gulf of Mexico, at their leisure, no need to reserve time. Bicycle (or walk/jog) across Henry Flaglers old railroad bridge . Visit the nature trails of Long Key State Park, swim with the dolphins at the Dolphin Research Center nearby, or just sit under the coconut trees and enjoy the island life.

Terms & Conditions

100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
50% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
No refund if you cancel less than 30 days before check-in.

Additional Rate details

Check in after: 4:00 PM
Check out before: 10:00 AM



Guest Reviews

ocean view cottage

Quaint cottage on the water. Lovely quiet.

The perfect getaway!

This was truly a once in a lifetime experience taking our family to the Keys. Barry and Tammy\'s place was the perfect fit for our family with its location and built in amenities. Our boys fished off the dock every free second that had. All of my kids enjoyed snorkeling in the bay as well. We were even lucky enough to see a Manatee on our last day there. Barry was so kind as to teach us how to use the sail boat and we enjoyed taking that out into the Gulf. When our flights got changed and we needed to switch one of our days, they were so gracious to allow us to change our reservation slightly. We would absolutely stay here again!!

A secret gem!

Our stay was absolutely wonderful. We had a great time and are definitely looking forward to going back very soon!

The Real Keys

Charming, cozy cottage on the water! This was the perfect getaway. Great location in the middle keys. So peaceful and relaxing. The perfect keys experience. Will definitely be returning. Tracie and Nick

Great Keys House!

We really enjoyed the weekend at Conch Key. House is a typical Keys house, great location and has everything you need. Kayaks were great to use on the dock and explore with the kids. Will definitely be back!