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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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ROCK LOBSTER BUNGALOW!

Key Colony Beach Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 4 Sleeps

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath unit opens up to 1300 Sq Ft of Indoor Outdoor living area with 37.5' of protected dockage with views of the water on one side and the Key Colony Municipal Golf Course across the street. A total renovation brings new life to this property. From the moment you enter the screen porch you will know you are in for a treat. The outdoor living area of the screen porch flows directly into the home through the double pane French Doors in the living area or the entry door. The porch has a full size outdoor couch and two 'chair and a half' loungers with ottomans. A new elevated composite trek deck flows directly into the house and out to the back yard creating a transition deck area before you step down to the patio and the tiki hut waterside. A bamboo privacy screening on the porch gives the feel of a tropical outside retreat. Just steps through the new double French Doors and you are in the newly remodeled living and kitchen area. The living and kitchen areas are defined only by the new tile topped kitchen island and the area flows out to the porch or through the back sliding glass doors to the deck, patio and dock. The tiki is another great spot to relax under cover and enjoy the waterviews or critique the fisherman on their return from a day on the water.

The master bedroom will charm you, a king size bed, flat screen TV and soft, warm colors will sooth and relax your whether you are preparing for a nights rest or an afternoon nap. The new master bath has a spacious walk in marble tile shower with a built in seat and framless glass doors.

The guest bedroom has two twin beds that can be converted into a king size bed, ideal for two couples. The new hall bath is just steps away and has a tiled shower and granite topped vanity.

A boarding ladder is on the dock for boat access or swimming in the canal. Fish cleaning table is also dockside and just above the underwater lights so our resident fish get a piece of your good day fishing too! One of the most exotic features of Rock Lobster Bungalow is the outdoor lighting system that is automatically turned on by dusk to dawn timers. The entire patio, deck, dock and tiki hut is lit up with a soothing, warm rope illumination that is similar to what you would experience on the patio of an outdoor restaurant. Perfect for dining and after dinner drinks while looking at an amazing star filled southern sky. We have also setup one of old Florida's classic games in the Tiki Hut...The Ring Toss. There are two ropes so that multiple people and teams can play. Another lighting feature is the underwater light located under the dock. You will be amazed at how different types of fish are gathered around this light in the evening. If you have been to the keys before you have seen places that feed the fish regularly and it produces a host of different fish who become 'residents'. We encourage you to put some chum or bait in the bags near the light as our resident Mangrove Snapper, Mullet, Jacks, Snook, Tarpon, Sting Rays, Lookdowns, Barracuda and Baitfish have been used to this and we like to keep them around! KCB Lic# VBT-12-002

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Brian

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I am originally from New York and have lived in Florida since 1992. I currently reside in Boynton Beach. In the 90's most of My career was in Sales and Marketing. After many years as a restaurateur I thought this would be another service business that would really fit my lifestyle as it includes frequent travel to the most beautiful place in Florida...The Keys!

Brian purchased this bungalow in 2012

After looking at hundreds of canalfront properties in the marathon area I found that this particular location had the most amount of important amenities for the price. With 37ft of dock space, open views to a golf course (where do you find that in the keys?), walking distance to everything and your own police force that keeps the neighborhood secure, it was far and away the best place to be in the area.

I wanted to create a tropical bungalow setting with an edge. To me, coming back from diving/fishing/swiming and relaxing under a Tiki Hut without having to drag all my gear back to a hotel room or car was the ultimate experience. In my many years of coming to the Keys I found that very few properties had that feeling that the inside and outside were connected. I built the porch deck and front deck around the living room to give that open air feeling that the Keys are all about. I am a USCG Licensed 50 ton captain and spend much of my spare time on or underwater so many of the features you will see here make life on the water even more enjoyable.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Rock Lobster Bungalow!
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
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Rock Lobster Bungalow!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p450095vb
5613513549
Key Colony Beach Central Florida Keys
Jackson NJ
5

Rock Lobster Awesome Gem on Marathon Island

  • 5 of 5
The Rock Lobster is a beautiful rental property for all ages. The house is warm, friendly and comfortable. The place is well maintained, clean and spotless. It is a very convenient location and easy access to all water sports, dining and beach. Included with this rental you also have access to The Cabana Beach and Pool Club. We also caught an 85 lb Tarpon and the fishing was great. we had such a great relaxing time we booked again for next year. Can't wait to go back!!!! If you are planning a trip here take advantage of this beautiful home and gorgeous sunset at the local park. LOVE IT!!!!!!
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Rock Lobster Bungalow!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p450095vb
5613513549
Key Colony Beach Central Florida Keys
Tampa
5

Great Experience

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed at many places and cities in the Keys, but this was our best overall experience yet. Brian and Kitty were great to work with throughout the booking and stay. Quite comfortable, the bungalow had everything we were looking for and more for our small family. My wife was extremely pleased with the decor and amenities. I especially liked the rolling bait freezer and high powered fan for the patio. The outside area was great... with the tiki hut, dock, BBQ. Spent time at Sombrero Beach, Cabana Club, snorkeling, fishing, boating, Key West, Dolphin Research Center. Location is tough to beat, safe and quiet. We really enjoyed ourselves and cannot wait to return.
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Rock Lobster Bungalow!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p450095vb
5613513549
Key Colony Beach Central Florida Keys
5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5
My husband & I just spent a wonderful week at Rock Lobster...the property is AMAZING! Well appointed, beautifully decorated & meticulously clean. Living room was comfy and bed was delightful after long days at the beach. The outdoor space & tiki hut were the perfect place to relax with cocktails & watch the sunset. Local restaurants (Sparky's for peel & eat shrimp on the dock, Leigh Ann's Coffee Shop for amazing breakfast sammies and pastries and Island Fish Company for sunset dinners) were without equal! Key Colony is quiet, conveniently located to Islamorada and the lower Keys and the beach at the Cabana Club is lovely!
Brian was super helpful in recommending local 'things to do' & places to go...Kitty, the booking agent, was amazing as well! Friendly, helpful and also recommended some of the lesser known local spots.
We made the short drive to Big Pine to view the key deer and it was well worth it! We also hit Robbie's at Islamorada to feed the tarpon (touristy, but honestly, a must-do!) and have lunch at the restaurant...unassuming, outdoor picnic setting but delicious! Local art on display at the outdoor straw market was beautiful! Lobster trap frame photos and paintings and local artist's work capture the Keys perfectly!

Such a wonderful experience my husband & I booked for next year before we even handed the keys back in! Already counting the days!
  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rock Lobster Bungalow!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p450095vb
5613513549
Key Colony Beach Central Florida Keys
Kingwood NJ USA
5

Retirees from NJ

  • 5 of 5
We have been visiting the Florida Keys since the late 1990's and have been renting a house in Key Colony Beach for the past 10 years. We have stayed in homes on 5th, 9th, 10th,and 11th street and the past 4 years have rented here at 341 8th street. Without a doubt Rock Lobster Bungalow has been our favored location to stay. The convenient location to all aspects of Key Colony Beach makes it a wonderful retreat. Walking distance to 3 great restaurants (not to mention their "happy hour" and appetizers). Sunbathing at the Cabana Club or walking up to Sunset Park to view one of the nicest sunset in the Florida keys is a daily choice for meeting old friends. Rock Lobster has all the things you want on a winter vacation in the warmth of the Florida sun- location, beautiful and comfortable amenities, and quiet. This past stay, my son came down from New Jersey and we rented a 28 foot center console fishing boat. The convenient location to the main channel and the exra wide canal made it very easy to get out to Atlantic reef and beyond in less than a half hour. After a full day of fishing we were able to clean our catch at the "cleaning station" and wash down our gear and boat in a short time. For the avid fisherman this location is a major plus, within ten minutes you can get on a party boat, a flats charter or an off shore charter-not to mention docking your own boat at your back door step.
  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Rock Lobster Bungalow!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p450095vb
5613513549
Key Colony Beach Central Florida Keys
Burlington, WI
5

AWESOME LITTLE TROPICAL PARADISE!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I spent 1 week here and wished we could have spent a month! There are so many things to see and do, but we were only able to do so much. We went to Key West on 2 separate days, the Turtle Hospital, 7 mile bridge, shelling at Coco Plum Beach, sightseeing, walking the entire Key Colony Beach area (and Sunset Park). We enjoyed Porkey's and Key Colony Inn for dining.
The Rock Lobster Bungalow was actually nicer in person than the pictures show. The interior of the place looked like it was right out of an HGTV home!! Brian did an outstanding job of remodeling this home with nothing but all HIGH-END fixtures and appliances. We loved it! The waterfront location with the tropic appeal and Tiki hut are great! The unit was spotless and Brian was very helpful with any questions we had. We would recommend this property to everyone.
  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Rock Lobster Bungalow!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p450095vb
5613513549
Key Colony Beach Central Florida Keys
southold, ny
5

Second Visit

  • 5 of 5
I would Like to thank the owner and Manager of this property, This was my second stay at the Rock Lobster Bungalow, The property was maintained to the same high standards as my first Visit, "Clean and Fresh" Looks brand new, It was also nice to see that the property is constantly being up dated, I noticed a new table under the Tki hut ( my favorite spot) and new lounges on the back deck, Also some new art work in the house, This all make this place feel like you are right at home in a first class resort. Keep up the good work. looking forward to my next visit!!!!!!!
  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Seven Mile Bridge
Sunset Grille & Raw Bar
"Best Hogfish, great pool and dock. Killer view of 7 mile bridge and the ocean!!"
Robbie's of Islamorada
"Feed the tarpon here as there are hundreds!!"
Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary
"Worth the trip if weather is good....love Sombrero Reef but this is the best dive spot in th..."
Frank's Grill
"Great local Italian joint with awesome specials....make a reservation if dining between 6:30..."
Key Colony Inn Restaurant
"Best cook your catch restaurant in the area by far!! Bring your lobsters here in season and ..."
The Island Fish Co.
"Best breakfast food and view...sometimes only open on weekends depending on season."
Sparky's Landing
"Great place great happy hour!"
Sombrero Lighthouse
"Beautiful Reef with lots of mooring balls...A must do!!"
Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Marathon
Nearest Motorway
0.6 Miles
Overseas
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Cabana Club - Easy 4 Block Walk
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Key Colony Inn - Next Door 1/2 Block Walk
Nearest Golf
50 Metres
Key Colony Municipal
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Key Colony Inn- 1/2 Block Walk
Car: not necessary

Key Colony Beach is its own City located in the town of Marathon. It is essentially an island with our own Police, Marine Patrol, City Hall and Post Office. Key Colony also has its own Marina with Deep Sea Fishing Charter Boats, Boat Rentals and Dive Boat Charters. This property has access to the Cabana Club. The private Club has a large pool and beautiful powder white beach with cocktail and food service provided. You are within walking distance to 3 fantastic restaurants, 2 are waterfront and one is right across the street from us on the golf course. Many amenities are available to our guests such as tennis courts, playground, open water viewing pier and golf course.

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Key Colony Beach Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall Discount
Aug 31 - Nov 16
7 night minimum stay
$1,050
 
 
Holiday
Dec 21 - Dec 28
7 night minimum stay
$1,350
 
 
Lobster
Aug 8 2015 - Aug 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%
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Amenities

Amenities

Key Colony Beach Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , All new 11/2012 marble tile, shower, toilet, fixtures Etc.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , All new 11/2012 marble tile, shower, toilet, fixtures Etc.
  • Bathrooms are tiled with a fine travertine marble. The workmanship you will see here took dozens of hours to complete and was installed by a craftsman who's skillset is seen on multi million dollar estates throughout the area, its a work of art in itself!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Twin Bed setup - King setup available upon request
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Game Room ...
  • Video Library
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
  • shuffleboard
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hunting small game
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • parasailing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
This property is lush with trees and tropical palms, very private landscape features separate next door. The tiki thatch decorated awning is designed to allow views of the canal while blocking the sight of homes and people across the street while your inside the home. Also unique and convenient is the open view across the street. Your view that direction is of the wide open golf course, not driveways, cars and homes. This is not only a visually unique feature for a canal front home in the keys but also allows for fresh breezes to flow through the property wheras most canal front homes are blocked on both sides, thus giving a feel similar to that of an oceanfront property.
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