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Brian

Advertiser since: 2012
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Brian

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 18, 2014
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ROCK LOBSTER BUNGALOW

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

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:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Brian (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2012
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 18, 2014

About Brian

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

Why Brian chose Key Colony Beach

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.

What makes this bungalow unique

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 20 traveler reviews

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ROCK LOBSTER BUNGALOW
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
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ROCK LOBSTER BUNGALOW
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p450095vb
- 5613513549
Key Colony Beach Central Florida Keys
5

Pure Enchantment

  • 5 of 5
We have been renting VRBO properties for a number of years, Rock Lobster has been our best vacation! The property is well appointed and has everything you need. We spent the majority of our time at the Tiki Hut, fantastic when the underwater lights come on, your personal aquarium as the fish gather in the light... We had our meals outside in the hut... quiet and relaxing. Key Colony facilities just super, the pool at the ocean club is just around the corner. I brought my new skiff down, the dock is super nice with everything a fisherman needs. Cruising the canals is nice too. We have booked 2 weeks next October, this will be our permanent vacation spot. The owner should consider professional interior design as the property has such lovely appointments... This is not your run of the mill vacation property, very special in all categories. Capt. Ron
  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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ROCK LOBSTER BUNGALOW
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p450095vb
- 5613513549
Key Colony Beach Central Florida Keys
Blue Springs, MO
5

Wonderful trip

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed our stay at the Rock Lobster Bungalow. The location was perfect and walking distance to parks, golf, and restaurants. The house was neat, clean and had all we needed for a week stay. We caught fish right off the dock and used the gas grill one night. We would love to come back next year.
  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
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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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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 Barpub
150 Metres
Key Colony Inn - Next Door 1/2 Block Walk
Nearest Golf
50 Metres
Key Colony Municipal
Nearest Motorway
0.6 Miles
Overseas
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Key Colony Inn- 1/2 Block Walk
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Cabana Club - Easy 4 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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Rates & Availability

From $1,350 Per week

Key Colony Beach Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Holiday
Dec 21 2014 - Dec 28 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,450
 
 
Lobster
Aug 8 2015 - Aug 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Key Colony Beach Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
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:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
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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