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Fran's Place on the Water

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Key Colony Beach House Rental Photos and Description

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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english


based on 18 traveler reviews

Fran's Place on the Water
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
Durham UK

4th time

  • 5 of 5

This is the fourth time we have used Frans place, and I don't normally go back to places !! Its beautiful, clean and quiet. Fran is a pleasure to deal with, quick responses and great communication all round. The island is really keysey ! flip flops and t shirt place, a few good bars(sparkys my favourite) and nice people. An hour from Key West and one and a half from Miami . I can not rate this rental high enough, its perfect. Going back fro number 5 in November, so cant wit. Good job Fran.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Besser gehts nicht

  • 5 of 5

Ein sehr gemütliches Heim, alles war ausreichend vorhanden und die Lage, besonders der Garten am Kanal waren perfekt zum Entspannen. Morgens mit einer Tasse Kaffee den ersten Anglern in ihren Booten zu winken, war schon ein Highlight. Kann ich uneingeschränkt weiterempfehlen.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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0 1

Keys Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here for several years and have not been disappointed once. It has all the amenities and is maintained to a very high level even with it being occupied at a high level. Would highly recommend this property and owner.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4 1

Paradise found

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in KCB and Fran's Home was the perfect place to be: it is beautiful, perfect equipped with everything you might need, extremely clean and centrally located with 3 restaurants, private Inch Beach and Sunset Park in walking distance. We also loved the bikes for "exploring" KCB, it was great fun. We enjoyed sitting, eating and drinking on the screened porch, watching the water and the pelicans. KCB is also perfect located to do trips to Key West as well as going to the Everglades.

We also want to thank Fran for the pleasant booking and payment process (VISA) and for answering all your questions so quickly and patiently.

We can recommend Fran's Place without hesitation. Everything was just perfect.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3 1

Lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

Immaculate home, spacious, so comfortable. Kitchen better equipped than my own! Beautiful, peaceful neighborhood. Owner a delight to work with. Enjoyed the bikes. Great park a block away to enjoy the spectacular sunset.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Citrus Springs, FL

Perfect Thanksgiving Week Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Fran's Place was beautifully furnished, immaculately clean, and centrally located in the Middle Keys, close to everything. We found everything we needed to cook a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner and eating on the screened porch overlooking the water was great. Sunset Park and Inch Beach were wonderful and the bikes that are provided made it fun to get around. We found the bedroom set-up perfect for two couples and there was nice privacy. We visited Key West, the Dolphin Research Center, and a couple of great restaurants. The guys loved the par 3 golf course. We can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • 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

Key Colony Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Fall
Oct 22 2016 - Dec 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
Winter - Spring
Dec 10 2016 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Spring - Summer
Apr 22 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Aug 26 2017 - Oct 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Oct 21 2017 - Dec 8 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.5%

Lobster weeks - $1150 plus 12.5% FL Taxes
Refundable reservation/security deposit holds reservation with a signed rental agreement.
Rent plus tax is due one month in advance of arrival.
Personal checks accepted. PayPal and credit card payments accepted; however, renters are responsible for any fees associated with these transactions.

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Key Colony Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1170 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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