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Brian

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

Brian

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2015
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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

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Brian (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2015

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
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

5
based on 25 traveler reviews

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ROCK LOBSTER BUNGALOW
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
5

Barbara A

  • 5 of 5

The property is very well cared for and clean with everything you need in the kitchen. Brian has thought of everything you need for a comfortable stay. The screened porch Is a perfect place to have breakfast and plan your day; the Tiki Hut is perfect for watching the sunsets. The underwater lights at the dock attract a variety of fish every night. The causeway is not very busy and quiet at night. You definely need a car for adventures. It is a single level duplex with just a couple of steps at the entries. It is conveniently located for day trips and you have access to the associations beach. We had a woderful time. Heads up, Coconuts are plentiful.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Can't Wait Until Next Time!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful two weeks at RLB. Brian has thought of just about everything to make your stay most enjoyable. The location was great and we were amazed at how quiet it was at night. A perfect place to chill out! We rented a boat from All Aboard Boat Rentals on Coco Plum (convenient/great owners) and tied up to "our backyard" seawall. We cooked most of our meals at RLB--it has all the tools you need, and ate under the tiki hut. The few times we did go out for meals, we enjoyed "Burdines" by car and boat, and Grassy Key Outpost (car). During our daily walks on KCB, we did get to see a burrowing owl--maybe it was "Rocky". This is definitely paradise with all sorts of beautiful tropical plants, so a heads up--literally. There are some tall coconut trees that overhang the driveway (and all over the Keys) so pay attention where you park. Small and large coconuts dropped almost daily (luckily, we were spared). RLB is on the top of our "Return" list. THANK YOU BRIAN!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
San Miguel, Lima, Peru
5

Wonderful experience in paradise !!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Florida and the Keys. We live in Lima, Peru and what a spectacular trip that took us all through Florida and ended with what was the perfect week at this well appointed, well described and very clean waterside retreat. We enjoyed the tiki hut, underwater lights and the attached porch with just endless breezes....there is an open golf course across the street with wide open green space. The cabana club pool appeared to have been remodeled recently and was an easy walk, great beach there.

Rock Lobster is extremely comfortable and something we highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Wake Forest, NC
5

Rock Lobsert Rocks!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at your rental for 5 days and nights and checked out yesterday morning. We really enjoyed the bungalow and middle Keys location. The house was perfect—really enjoyed the back deck, grill and tiki hut. The kitchen and bathrooms were well appointed and the washer/dryer really came in handy and allowed us to travel light. We especially enjoyed the underwater lights and interesting displays of local fish at night. We also enjoyed the bikes for short local hops, especially to see the sunsets on a few evenings.

Many thanks for the tip to go fishing with Jason—he set us up in one of his boats with Roger as captain and first mate Wayne. We went about 7 miles out and quickly caught our full limit of mangrove snapper in a few hours and added in a few yellow tail, mackerel, and a beautiful red grouper that Sparky’s cooked up for dinner—spectacular!

We definitely want to come back again and bring our teenage girls, we know they would love the area and all of the local attractions. We will certainly be in touch for out next trip to the Keys!!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and all my reviewers! Its feedback like this that makes all the work I put in to keep Rock Lobster Bungalow at the top of the rental market here in Marathon worth it :)) Glad to hear Jason at Best Bet Charters delivered again!
5

Wonderful Escape!

  • 5 of 5

The Rock Lobster Bungalow was a fantastic choice for us. We had stayed in the lower keys for many many years and our third stay on Key Colony but with the two of us the Bungalow was perfect. We were not able to do all the fishing we wanted to because of the high winds and seas, but no fault of this adorable well furnished retreat. Loved the night glow lights in the water; saw all kinds of aquatic life and even on our last night, saw a huge tarpon swim by. Very cool! My sweetie threw a line into the dark for hours hoping to catch the big one! The king bed in the master suite, is WONDERFUL. Only problem with it was, so very hard to get up in morning!!! The only change I would make is to mark the entry keys, so you know which one goes to which door but really do big deal. Truly a place to love and enjoy!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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

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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

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
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

Booking Fee $35
Cleaning Fee $125
Tax Rate 12.5%
Notes Please note that I always give my existing guests the opportunity to book the week or weeks they are staying the following year, therefore I do not take any reservations more than one year in advance. Please check my calendar before inquiring :)

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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