This was our first time to visit the Keys and it was our first VRBO. The home exceeded expectations on all fronts. We took four teenage boys to the Keys for the week. The way the house is laid out, it provided plenty of personal space for everyone. The view is truly spectacular from each level of the home. Everything was very clean, beds were comfortable, the kitchen was ideal and well equipped for that size group and everything was impeccably maintained. The elevator was a great addition if you don't like the exercise that stairs have to offer.
Some things we did during the trip: two snorkel trips (Spirit and Bahia Honda State Park - both were excellent), rented bikes from Wheels to Go (they deliver and pick up) - would recommend taking a left out of the gated community and riding through the City of Key Colony, went on two charter fishing trips, one trip yielded two very large Mahi Mahi and some Black Fin tuna, we took it to a restaurant and they cooked our catch, the guys also enjoyed the cable wake boarding park even though three of the four had not wake boarded before, we grilled out on the nice grill provided with the home and enjoyed the private hot tub and community pool overlooking the open water. The guys enjoyed sunning on the upper deck. The downstairs fridge and freezer really came in handy.
If you are into boating, I would highly recommend bringing or renting a boat for the week. The home offers a great convenient place to dock a boat within steps of the house. We will definitely do this next time.
Bring some snorkeling gear. You can snorkel right off the dock. The water was very clear.
Larry was great to work with and we would rent from him again on our next trip to Marathon.
The home is also conveniently located within 3 miles of a Publix. As the Mom in the group, I spent a lot of time there.