Florida - Vacation Rentals
New Canal Replica
Type: Vacation Rental
Location: Santa Rosa Beach area near Grayton Beach State Park, 20 miles east of Destin. 529 Old Beach Road
Facility: House is a replica of the New Canal 1892 Lake Pontchartrain Lighthouse, featuring spectacular gulf views from the lamp room on forth floor level. Each bedroom has private bath and powder room. Two separate living rooms with a large kitchen and a 1950's style dining area that comfortably seats 14; Sleeps 14; 3 king, queen, 2 twin, 2 sofa sleeper.
Florida - Volunteer Host
Garden Key (Fort Jefferson) Lighthouse & Dry Tortugas (Loggerhead Key) Lighthouse (Dry Tortugas National Park)
Type: Volunteer Host
Location: Approximately 65 miles west of Key West in Dry Tortugas National Park.
Contact: Dry Tortugas National Park, P.O. Box 6208, Key West, FL 33041, 305-242-7700
Email: Email via the link on the following page: www.nps.gov/drto/supportyourpark/volunteer.htm
Facilities/Duties at Garden Key: The hosts are responsible for the daily operation of the primitive park campground, composting toilets and public changing rooms. Hosts typically work a minimum of 40 hours per week greeting campers, interacting with visitors, operating the park bookstore and assisting park staff with a wide variety of activities such as maintenance, beach cleanup, clerical work or resource monitoring. Lodging is available for two people sharing a very small 150-square-foot quarters unit with bunk beds. The unit is equipped with basic cookware and a refrigerator/freezer, microwave, countertop convection oven, electric skillet and gas grill. There is no stove. Most volunteer duties at Garden Key must be performed daily, so volunteers do not have scheduled days off each week.
Facilities/Duties at Loggerhead Key: Veterans of the Garden Key Host program sometimes move on to serve as keepers of Loggerhead Key. These volunteers live at Loggerhead for a four week period and perform all aspects of daily operation including maintaining a photo voltaic hybrid power system and water systems. Volunteers maintain and improve facilities on the island, collect refuse from the beaches, and notify park staff of any Cuban refugee landings. Volunteers on Loggerhead Key are expected to provide a minimum of 32 hours per week of service.