Destination guide

Enjoy a laid-back lifestyle in Key Colony Beach

Hyped as one of Florida’s best kept secrets, Key Colony Beach is a great place to experience the Sunshine State. Sure, Miami and Key West harbor have glamorous reputations, but when it comes to a laid-back lifestyle and tight-knit community vibe, Key Colony Beach comes up trumps. With a tiny population and a handful of waterfront restaurants to choose from, you’ll soon feel like part of the tribe. Want to holiday like a Florida Keys veteran? Feel right at home in an incredible Key Colony Beach vacation rental.

Things to do

Make a splash in Key Colony Beach

With its tropical climate and sun-drenched beaches, you might find it hard to drag yourself off the sand. But if you do, there’s plenty to keep you entertained in Key Colony Beach. Get up close and personal with sharks and rays at Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, or head to the Dolphin Research Center to meet the playful pod. If you want to work on your par, pack your best visor and enjoy a 9-hole game at Key Colony Beach Golf Club. Just a 1 hour drive away, you’ll find iconic attractions like the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, Butterfly Conservatory, and Mallory Square Waterfront.


Welcome to the Sunshine State

Located in the heart of the archipelago, Key Colony Beach unlocks exclusive access to both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Spend your days soaking up rays on the beach, or retreat to the privacy of your Key Colony Beach vacation rental – choose from a dreamy line-up of oceanfront condos and apartments, just steps from the waterfront. Thanks to its tropical climate Florida Keys supports a colorful ecosystem of coral reefs. This means you can enjoy kaleidoscopic snorkeling and scuba diving, just a few miles offshore. Alternatively, stay dry and reel in your very own “catch of the day” on a deep-sea fishing charter.


A winter retreat for those in search of sun

Winter is high season in Florida Keys, when throngs of sun-seekers descend on the archipelago. Visit from November to March for warm, dry weather that’s perfect for lazy days by the pool of your Key Colony Beach vacation rental. If you want to beat the winter rush, visit between March and May. The crowds taper off, and the weather tends to hover around the blissful 70s and 80s mark. If you don’t like rain, avoid August through to October. Temperatures remain sultry, but rain can bucket down on Key Colony Beach and its fellow Florida Keys resorts.

Natural features

A stateside tropical paradise

Key Colony Beach is just one of many island communities that dot the Florida Keys archipelago. Stretching for around 120 miles off the southern tip of Florida, the islands are famous for their laid-back lifestyle, pastel-hued houses, swaying palm trees, and lively nightlife. Key Colony Beach sits in the middle of the strip, and is an easy drive to both Key West and Miami. Head to the northern beaches for a dip in the Gulf of Mexico, then watch the sunset over the Atlantic Ocean. With a fruity Bahama Mama in hand, of course.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Key Colony Beach

Fly into Marathon, FL (MTH-Florida Keys Marathon), the closest airport, located 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Key West, FL (EYW-Key West Intl.), which is 47.5 mi (76.5 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Key Colony Beach?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,029 vacation rentals near Key Colony Beach. From 699 Houses to 123 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Key Colony Beach are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Key Colony Beach?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Key Colony Beach:

  • Marathon Shores: 832 vacation rentals
  • Conch Key: 46 vacation rentals
  • Indigo Reef Marina Homes: 179 vacation rentals
  • Coral Lagoon: 308 vacation rentals
  • Little Venice: 281 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Key Colony Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Key Colony Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Sunset Park Beach: 1,048 vacation rentals
  • Bahia Honda State Park and Beach: 1,226 vacation rentals
  • Captain Hooks Marina and Dive Center: 1,048 vacation rentals
  • Long Key State Park: 1,369 vacation rentals
  • Pigeon Key Foundation: 1,164 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Key Colony Beach listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Key Colony Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 699 Houses in Key Colony Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Key Colony Beach include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 123 rentals available
  • Villas: 66 rentals available
  • Cottages: 23 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Key Colony Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 793 vacation rentals with pool available in Key Colony Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.