Welcome to our rental webpage with the MOST 5 Star Guest Reviews on KCB! Read these on VRBO & send me an e-mail for my auto responder reply with 80 photos & 48 Five Star Guest Posted Reviews (on my other website)!!!
Week of 12/14-21/13 REDUCED to $900 wk. + 12.5% TAXES, cleaning included (2 dogs add $100 ea. rent)!
Our Island of Key Colony Beach has a City Licensing minimum of 7 nights, we do not rent for less than 7 nights- please DO NOT inquire for less than 7 nights! Plus we ONLY rent from Sat. c/i to Sat. c/o! See our Up To Date calendar and our Rate Chart thru 7'14, ask for 8'14 & beyond rates (PENDING WEEKS NOT on rate chart & NOT MARKED OFF CALENDAR UNTIL RECEIPT OF CONTRACT & DEPOSIT- due 7 days of e-mailed contract)!
The Island of KCB is a great planned community (see amenities below) at Mile Marker 53.5, centrally located to everything! And our KEYS OCEAN DRIVE rental has a GREAT LOCATION at 1038 W. Ocean Drive, zip 33051! Our rental is right across the street from the Atlantic Ocean and our private membership INCH BEACH. And for boaters we are at end of the 10th & 11th St. Canal opening to Atlantic w/ fast & convenient access to Gulf of Mexico via the Vaca Cut Bridge under US1!
See map of KCB on their webpage: keycolonybeach net/citymap (Inch Beach next to 'Sea Isles'), many amenity locations on this map!
With vaulted ceilings, this larger 1300 Sq. Ft. open floorplan duplex has very bright, spacious feeling for many guests to enjoy. Plus the outside has covered parking for 2 cars and/or 1 boat trailer (pay no local storage fees) & grass yard for doggies(not just gravel or concrete)! This beautiful, tropically decorated NON-Smoking, doggie friendly half duplex is perfect for monthly rentals or a week! We have every amenity you are looking for! Plus rental is professionally cleaned prior to every check in (some checkout instructions prior to checkout)! Our Island requires a local 24/7 Licensed Contact Person (she's our great cleaning person & speaks English).
Rental includes 2 memberships (most rentals have 1 membership) for up to 6 persons each:
1st to rare (for rentals), private ocean club 'Inch Beach' which is literally across the street with direct ocean access, sandy beach groomed daily of stinky seaweed, plus beach chairs (in bin), tiki hut w/ seating, rustic charcoal grill, palm trees for shade, grassy play area and shower to wash away that sand when coming home.
2nd to Cabana Club (go below & click on link to 'CLICK HERE'- for FREE Cabana Club Membership Website)- private oceanfront beach club has 65' olympic-size climate controlled pool, large sundeck areas or sandy beach groomed daily of seaweed, BOTH with lounge chairs (no current hot tub), rent towels for $1 a day per person or bring our free of charge rental beach towels, changing rooms & showers, game room, snack bar, cocktail lounge, free WiFi & bottled water plus 'lending' library! Public Cabana Breezes restaurant/tiki hut bar/fishing pier next door. CC a short walk down Ocean Drive past the golf coarse or just call them for newer free shuttle service (between 4th & 5th St. on Ocean Dr.)!
Balconies & views galore- in the front, the Atlantic Ocean & access to a private & RARE Inch Beach membership across the street; in the back, view the 30' step down wooden dock w/ cleats & 100' wide canal down the entire length with fast direct access to the ocean & gulf (via Vaca Cut).
Enjoy deluxe fish cleaning table & '11 bait freezer with dockside water & hose, lights, electricity, bench, chairs & outdoor shower under carport. This area is also very private & spacious (no 'close quarter' patios on either side of dock like other KCB properties). Then grill your 'catch' on the newer '13 SS gas grill on ocean view balcony!
This beautiful tropical furnished living room/dining room area has a vaulted ceiling & bright (many windows) plus 2 triple glass sliding doors (re-screened '08) leading to the gas grill, patio table & 6 chairs! The LR & both BRMS have cable: 2011 42' LED HDTV color with NEWER DVD/VCR in the living room, 27' color TV with VCR in the master bedroom, 21' color TV in the guest bedroom. Plus a master bedroom alarm/clock radio.
FREE WiFi: AT&T FastAccess DSL Ultra wireless internet 256Kbps (not Lite 128 Kbps.). DVD/VHS movies played on the LR TV VCR/DVD player, books, games & music CDs played in the newer Sony CD/iPhone/iPod/AM-FM radio stereo located in the hallway.
The master & guest bedrooms also have double glass sliding doors with that private beautiful view of full length canal. Even the master bathroom has a glass block window for bright sunlight over the soaking tub, seperate shower stall, 2 sinks, storage & linen closet. The hall bathroom has a standard bathtub/shower combination. Nice linens furnish both bedrooms & enjoy lots of thick, fluffy towels (bath, hand, wash) in the baths! Plus enjoy our beach towels, just remember to bring them home from the beaches!
The master bedroom has a newer 2011 Sealy Posturepedic king mattress set (plus walk-in closet) & the guest bedroom has 2 twin beds which can be converted to king on request ('converter kit', foam topper, king linens, comforter in closet). Each bedroom has 1 dresser & nightstand plus desk/chair in master. And a NEWER queen sleeper sofa (with linens, see pic) in LR (bedroom carpets & LR rug professionally cleaned '13). Plus Cosco 'Play Yard' (see more details within webpage).
The kitchen area has a counter bar with 4 bar stools & the dining room glass topped table seats 4. The 2011 GE Stainless Steel appliances in the kitchen are electric- convection oven/smooth top stove, upgraded dishwasher, side by side refrigerator with on the door water/ice dispenser plus '13 garbage disposal, microwave, blender, coffee bean grinder, timer coffeemaker, electric can opener, toaster/oven & more! The kitchen continues to be inventoried & re-stocked (for monthly or longer stays ask for Excel file via e-mail). Plus read reviews for list of items supplied, i.e. toilet paper, kleenex, paper towels, foil/wrap, shampoo, laundry detergent, 1st Aid kit etc..
Upgraded full-size GE washer & dryer set in hall closet across from kitchen (no going downstairs or outside).
Central air conditioning serviced 9'13; '12 thermostat/'09 air handler/'07 condenser- no noisy window units in this beautiful duplex! As well as ceiling fans in 4 rooms. You don't need anything but your luggage!
Built in 1990, this is a newer (for the Keys) constructed stilted duplex (plumbing, water, central A/C, hallway to BOTH bedrooms- don't walk thru guest BRM to access MBR (or go outside to avoid walking thru guest bedroom) as in MANY older duplexes and no concrete block walls).
The Keys have been called the 'American Caribbean'. Key Colony Beach is in the middle of the Florida Keys adjacent to Marathon. Fly into Key West,Ft. Lauderdale (FLL), West Palm Beach(WPB) or Miami (MIA- caution, very busy, allow extra time) airports. This is a great vacation destination for the whole family & especially children! The island's 25 MPH speed limit is strictly enforced & the 'jogging/ walking/biking paths' run throughout the community & conveniently in front of our rental for walking everywhere and also dog walks! Again, tap into our link for topical map of KCB! Just remember if you are not renting/located on this path, you will be walking in the street with car traffic......and there are VERY few sidewalks with some not connecting to anything! So ask this question before you rent if you have elderly, small children, strollers or dogs traveling in your group!!!
And being a 'planned community', KCB's walking path connects to all important amenities on our island! Again, this path is right in front of our rental and within short distances to 4 restaurants (highly rated Key Colony Inn (on golf coarse), Sparkys (at Marina on water, dock your boat), Leigh Annes Coffee Shop (next to Sparkys but not facing water) & Cabana Breezes (on the ocean with fishing pier), our rare & private 'Inch Beach' membership, dog friendly Sunset Park (beautiful sunsets, dog baggies & water spicket), a 'for fee' par three nine-hole golf course w/ opt. for fee club rentals/City Park/childrens playground equipment/ restrooms/ basketball & 'for fee' tennis courts. The free membership (included with our rental) Cabana Club oceanside pool/public liquor & convenience store & full service marina with: boat rentals (daily or weekly brought to your own dock for instructions); boat ramp for fee $10 ea. in & out; fuel & bait; fishing, snorkeling & dive charters; dive shop are here as well! Key Colony Beach (MM 53.5) is a great central location for a day trip- an 1 hour drive to Key West or Key Largo!
Also check out the FL Keys for information about Hawk's Cay Dolphin Encounters (MM61), The Dolphin Research Center (MM59), Marathon's Sombrero Beach (MM50), Bahia Honda Park (MM37), Key West (MM0) & much more!
Marathon has a Visitor's Center, 2 groceries, K-Mart, Home Depot, many great restaurants on/off the water, a hospital, many boat docks for free and for fee plus the FAMOUS Seven Mile Bridge!
Have a tropical island vacation with all the amenities of home... Make Keys Ocean Drive your #1 rental for this vacation!
Keywords: FL Keys, MM 53.5, Marathon, Key Colony Beach, Stilted, half Duplex, house, at end of 10th/11th Sts. boating canal, 30' boat dock, dock fish cleaning table, bait freezer, trailer parking, oceanviews, beach access temperature controlled 65' swimming pool, 2BR, 2 BA, sleeps up to 6, up to 2 dogs, free Hi Speed DSL wireless internet, LOTS of TV channels including sports on 42' HDTV LED LR tv, beautiful, really clean (professionally cleaned before every check in), completely furnished, most Guest Reviews on island (read how well stocked and clean our rental is on our great reviews from past guests & a few from me- the owner's wife)!
I personally manage my husband's property in Key Colony Beach, FL. Please e-mail me with any question you might have about our rental property, the island of Key Colony Beach, FL or the surrounding areas in the FL Keys. I will do my best to answer all inquiries timely! Please read my 50+ Five Star Guest Reviews for their opinion- more reviews than any other KCB rental and 50+ 'guest posted, some 'owner posted' as another rental website makes it easier for my guests to post than this site plus 1 review with toiletries itemized/supplied.
I had an extensive career in retail management/buying for a 13 store chain in Indy and then years of outside sales in Cincinnati, OH- Revlon, Almay, Wesley
Jessen Optical, medical emergency products and most recently pharma sales in MANY therapeutic categories. So give me a call, I am not shy! But I am VERY informative!
Vacation in the United States, no passport, no customs, speak English, no foreign travel issues!
Key Colony Beach is annexed off of Marathon, Mile Marker (MM) 53.5 in the middle of the FL Keys. So it's easy to drive to Key Largo or Key West with everything else in between!
Our Island of KCB is very clean & very safe for families & also very friendly (read reviews)! A 'planned community' with everything at sea level and all within walking distance on the walking/jogging/biking paths!
The City of KCB Par 3 nine hole golf coarse (GREEN FEES & rent golf clubs), tennis courts (FEES), children's playground equipment, restrooms & so much more are for public use, not private. Sunset Park with pier (no fishing allowed & rocky beach, no sand) is great for viewing evening sunsets & it's doggie friendly (with water spickett & pickup baggies). Again, there's a public fishing pier ocean side at Cabana Breezes along with evening musical entertainment outdoors & a liquor store. Plus there's a private marina on the main road into island for boat rentals, fee paid boat ramp ($10 in/out), excursions for deep sea fishing, scuba, snorkeling etc...
Walk to 4 restaurants on the island, water views: Cabana Breezes on the ocean facing north (with outdoor Tiki bar & dining area plus fishing pier) & Sparkys Landing next to the marina facing east (great happy hour specials & tie up your boat here), Key Colony Inn (dining area or bar) on the golf coarse/no water views (highly rated for the Marathon area) & the newest is Leigh Annes (relocated from US1/Marathon offering breakfast/lunch/food to go & ice cream (near marina but no water views). For grocery stores, & drug stores, Marathon has 2+ just 5 miles away on US 1.
Many shops next to the marina including a clothing store, novelty store & several real estate companies! Plus the City office houses the Post Office if you want to rent a box for your stay. No mail is delivered to any houses, but UPS will deliver.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! The views from this rental property are RARE and SPECTACULAR from the front, rear and down the street, read our Reviews! And the convenience to everything on the island is superb, again READ reviews! The island's walking/jogging/biking path is conveniently located directly in front of the duplex, it doesn't get any safer than this! There are FEW sidewalks on the island so don't find yourself walking, with your doggie, or pushing a baby stroller in the streets to get to your rental! But the island speed limit is 25 mph, don't push it or a fine will result! And that rule applies to the entire FL Keys!!!
Another benefit of renting with Keys Ocean Drive is our Guest Reviews! Many rentals don't have even 1 review, we have the most 5 Star of the island. Plus my most current reviews are on another site called Flipkey.
Plus this same site has the MOST photos, 75+ for you to see more of our rental as well as the surrounding area! When you e-mail me, an auto reply will have these links on it as well as our State of Florida license link- verify that we are the owners of this rental property!
My Guests will tell you that are rental is the cleanest they've ever stayed in and also the most equipped they have ever seen! Why pack or go out and buy your own beach towels, we supply them to you for free of charge! The CC private membership does, however, rent them for $1 a day per person.
Our Island of KCB is also unique in that they require all rentals to be City licensed and take a rental coarse every 2 years. Plus we must have a Contact Person that is available 24/7 within an hour response to any emergency! All of our licenses (for taxes, etc.) are required (by the City) to be posted in our rental, this includes ST, CO & City. See these in our Flipkey photo above the Washer & Dryer closet! We also supply a Visitor's Book with LOTS of information!
And don't forget, our great location and all the beautiful views!