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Fran's Place on the Water

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,170 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

This spacious duplex is located in a tropical paradise. The property is on 11th Street, facing east, on the island city of Key Colony Beach at MM 54 in the Middle Keys (near Marathon).

This is a canal-front unit with a 37-foot dock, fish cleaning table with light, and easy access to both the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. The home features a large, 29-foot screened porch fronting the canal (great place to dine), two bedrooms, two baths, great room, carport and laundry room.

The master bedroom has a queen and a single bed, and the guest bedroom has two double beds. Each bedroom has it's own full bathroom. The unit has been remodeled with a new kitchen, new baths, comfortable furnishings/beds, central air and heat, tile in the kitchen and baths, and carpet elsewhere.

Membership to a private beach on the Atlantic with fresh water shower and picnic area is included. The beach is a five-minute walk from the unit, as is SUNSET PARK. Beach chairs and beach towels are provided.

BICYCLES, free long distance, WiFi Fiber Optic Internet and flat-screen tv in the living room are included.

Key Colony Beach is an island city that offers a quiet, tropical setting with excellent restaurants, boat rentals, charter boats, par three golf, tennis, basketball court, children's park, and resort-type shopping all within walking distance. In combination with our remodeled unit, this a winning vacation location.


Keywords: home, waterfront

More Details

Frances Bailey
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018


Key Colony Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1170 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf
  • Golf Clubs
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis
  • Walkway to Water
  • 1 bicycles
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Central AC/heat, WiFi Internet, THREE TVs, ONE DVD, ONE VCR, iHome radio with iPod docking and charging, CD/Stereo, Washer/dryer, Linens and cookware provided, 29-foot SCREENED PORCH facing canal, Electric grill, Charcoal BBQ, Fish-cleaning station with light, Bait Freezer, FIVE BICYCLES, Carport, Boat dock, Private beach membership, SMOKE FREE, PET FREE and CLEAN


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Fran's Place on the Water
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

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  • 5 of 5

I would return to Frans Place in the future.The owner was a great host.Thank you for making our stay in your home most comfortable.The boat dock and the ability to store our boat trailer was important.We socialized outside while cooking on the grills,very nice area.We enjoyed the view from the living room overlooking canal.The private beach was good.The neighborhood accommodates vacationers.I don't have any negative comments.Thanks again Fran.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Fran's Place was just perfect for our family of four. The canal outside the house was a perfect place for fishing and viewing all kinds of fish. We saw snapper, nurse shark, butterflyfish, parrotfish, and many more species. The iguana on inch beach and in the yard were a surprise. The house was spotless and very comfortable. Everything was there we could possibly need, and more! Thank you, Fran for an unforgettable vacation. We hope to visit again one day.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

From the very moment I set foot into Fran's place I absolutely loved it!!! Fran's place was impeccably clean and comfortable!!!! I will be booking Fran's place again.💗💗

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Louis

Such a lovely place and great location!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for my two children, friend and me for our Spring Break vacation! The house was perfect, charming and in a great location for our activities. We LOVED Inch Beach; sunset ceremony at Sunset Park and Sweet Savanah's for ice cream in Marathon. Publix was a great supermarket, and very close. Sombrero Beach was great. And it was close enough to Key West that getting to the boat to Fort Jefferson by 7 am wasn't the worst thing in the world. Just a great place and we felt right at home! Thank you Fran and family!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Durham UK

Perfect as usual

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 3 had the pleasure of using Frans Place again for our autumn get away. We have used this rental for 7 years now and its just perfect, in both location and price. It is always immaculate and ready to go, with excellent contact with Fran to make things run smoothly. Give this place a try if looking for a great get away, you wont regret it.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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port charlotte, FL

Fran's place is amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We have been staying in the Key colony area for over 5 years, however we decided to stay at a new place and WOW and is all we can say about this place. We thought we were staying in a nice place before, however Fran's Place is top notch!! The dock is perfect for our 23 foot boat, the parking of the trailer and the truck was challenge, however it was great! Fran is quick to respond and is so pleasant to deal with. We fished everyday, which that is our main goal for visiting the area. Sparky's is the best deal in town hands down, happy hour every day 4-6. We will be staying again, soon.

Thanks Fran for allowing us to enjoy your home. You have an amazing place, just like home.


Christine and H.K.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bicycling, Sunset Park, Inch Beach, Great restaurants, Charter boats, Snorkeling & Dive boats, Kayaking, Swim with the dolphins, RELAXING


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.5%

Lobster weeks - $1250 plus 12.5% FL Taxes
Refundable security deposit holds reservation with a signed rental agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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