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D.Carole Stamler, Owner

Member since: 1999
Speaks: english

Waterfront Gr Level 2000 sq ft Private HOME-- 2BR 2BA Incl Dock Cabana Club wifi

37 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Central Florida Keys House Rental Photos and Description

SINGLE FAMILY HOUSE, 2 LG. KING BEDROOMS,2 BATHS, WATER VIEW, BEACH ACCESS,

Availability summer weeks $1775/week - Some Fall weeks left at $1095/week. See calendar. Rental License with State, County and City of Key Colony Beach. Owner-managed properties on KCB since 1998.

This 'Tropical Island Paradise' is a great private and spacious (over 2,000 sq. ft. living space) single-family ground level vacation rental -- 'perfect for two couples or two small families to share'. This property is located in the Island Village of Key Colony Beach near Sunset Park on the Ocean. Within walking distance to fine dining, post office, 9-hole golf course, tennis and world class charter boat fleet. One block from the beautiful Sunset Park on the ocean. Cabana Club Membership (Beach/Pool), Use of Boat Dock & trailer parking - no additional charge.

Sleeping arrangements are 2 KING beds + sofa bed. This home has 2 separate King Bedroom Suites - one at either end of home. This home is SMOKE-FREE and CLEAN ! Sleeps 4 or 5 adults comfortably - up to 6 including children.

The LARGE (air conditioned) LANAI - family room/dining room overlooks sun deck and the water (canal). The deck is a comfortable spot to enjoy breakfast or morning coffee while watching the sunrise & wildlife. In the afternoon, enjoy a pina colada! Deck is shady and breezy on hot afternoons. Rental is located on the water - a 5 min. boat ride thru our 100' canal that leads to the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. Dock for up to 38' boat at no additional charge -- with fish cleaning table and barbecue grill, along with a sun deck and comfortable chairs. Comcast High-speed wireless internet included.

This vacation rental is a one hour drive to Key West or Key Largo and two hours from Miami. All rentals include a membership to the Cabana Club, a private ocean/beach club with pool, hot tub, and beach. The Club is within walking/bicycling distance & there is parking if you wish to drive; a one block walk to Sunset Park! Come join us and Recharge your batteries! Street Address: 340 12th Street, KCB

This property is maintained & managed by the Owners. (SEE OUR GUEST REVIEWS). New dishwasher 2014. New flat-screen TV in bedroom 2011. New Fridge 2011. New Air Conditioning System 2013. New plumbing 2012. New mattresses May, 2015. You will come back year after year as many of my guests do. The islands of the Keys are the Best Kept Secret in the U.S. Bring your boat - rent a boat and enjoy fishing, diving or snorkeling minutes from shore - no need to travel far. Docking and Trailer Parking at no additional charge.

Why travel out of the United States when you can get 'island living' on the Florida Keys? Come, Relax under a palm tree -- enjoy all the Keys have to offer.

Fishing/Diving/Snorkeling just off shore or rent or bring bicycle and tour Key Colony & Marathon. Walk or Bike a section of the old 7-Mile Bridge out to historic Pigeon Key. Drive 45 miles to Key West and spend a day shopping/eating/drinking/ people-watching on Duval Street. Take a sunset cruise or watch from Mallory Square.

Sunset Park is 1 block away; the Cabana Club Beach is 8 blocks away (an easy walk or bike ride) - PARKING also available; Sombrero Beach is 5 miles away; and Bahia Honda Beach is appx 10 miles from Marathon. Small private, remote gorgeous beaches.

Bring your Boat or rent a boat and tour the island, the reefs, fish, snorkel, dive - all within few miles of Carole's Cottage. World Class Charter Boats go out daily and are located within a 1/2 mile of the house.

Relax on the back deck - enjoy a drink or a meal - quiet peaceful neighborhood on canal. Enjoy the wildlife - iguanas, white heron, pelicans, ibis, burrowing owls and 'Clementine' (neighbor's pet pig).

3 Restaurants within walking distance - many more in Marathon.

Keywords: Single-Family, Ground Level, Spacious, Updated, Clean, Private, Quiet, Relaxing, Comfortable Beds, Marathon, Key Colony Beach, Florida Keys, Waterfront, Dock, Cabana Club, Cottage, Home away from Home, Fish, Dive, Snorkel, Relax. MM 53.5, boating canal, up to 38' boat -free boat dock, fish cleaning table, bait freezer, trailer parking, beach access, temperature controlled 65' swimming pool, 2BR, 2 BA, free Hi Speed DSL wireless internet, completely furnished, Guest Reviews

Our listing has been on VRBO for over 15 years & ranks in the TOP Listings of all KEY COLONY BEACH rentals!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
D.Carole Stamler, Owner (Owner)
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english

About D.Carole Stamler, Owner

WE LIVE IN LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY WHERE WE RUN A SMALL, FAMILY BUSINESS WITH OUR SON. WE HAVE VISITED THE KEYS REGULARLY SINCE 1994 AND PURCHASED OUR FIRST HALF-DUPLEX RENTAL UNIT ON KEY COLONY BEACH IN 1998. WE LOVE THE LAID-BACK ATMOSPHERE, THE OUTDOOR RESTAURANTS ON THE TURQUOISE WATER, FISHING, SNORKELING/DIVING, THE HISTORY, THE PARKS, THE FLOWERS, VISITING KEY WEST AND THE OTHER KEYS. WE LOVE THE WEATHER, THE BLUE SKY, THE OCEAN, THE SUNSETS. WE TRAVEL TO THE KEYS 4 OR MORE TIMES EACH YEAR TO MAINTAIN OUR PROPERTY AND OF COURSE TO 'RELAX & PLAY' THERE. WE KEEP OUR BOAT AT THE DOCK IN FRONT OF OUR HOME AND ENJOY CATCHING AND EATING FRESH MAHI MAHI, GROUPER, SNAPPER.WAHOO,

WE ENJOY DOING NOTHING, SITTING ON DECK ALONG CANAL ENJOYING A PINA COLADA OR COFFEE OR WHATEVER. WE ENJOY GRILLING OUR FRESH CATCH ON THE DECK.

D.Carole Stamler, Owner purchased this house in 2004

Why D.Carole Stamler, Owner chose Central Florida Keys

WE RENTED HOMES PRIOR TO PURCHASING OUR FIRST HOUSE ON KEY COLONY BEACH IN 1998 (A 1/2 DUPLEX UNIT - LATER BOUGHT SECOND 1/2 AND IN 2004 PURCHASED OUR CURRENT SINGLE-FAMILY RENTAL COTTAGE ON 12TH STREET) BECAUSE WE LOVED THE AREA SO MUCH. WE LOVE THE FACT THAT IF WE CHOOSE TO, WE CAN DRIVE TO THE KEYS AND GET AWAY TO THE 'ISLANDS' OR WE CAN FLY INTO MIAMI, RENT A CAR AND DRIVE 100 MILES TO PARADISE. WE LOVE THE MIDDLE KEYS AS OPPOSED TO KEY WEST, BUSIER AND MORE CONGESTED - THO A FUN PLACE TO 'VISIT'. THE FISHING IS THE 'BEST' JUST OFF SHORE AS IS THE SNORKELING/DIVING. WE CHOSE THE KEYS FOR THE WEATHER. KEY COLONY IS UNIQUE IN THAT IT IS A 'CITY' WITH GOVERNING BODY AND A POLICE FORCE, SEPARATE FROM MARATHON AND REST OF KEYS. KEY COLONY BEACH IS AN ISLAND JUST OFF U.S.1 ON THE OCEAN SIDE. IT IS MOSTLY RESIDENTIAL, QUIET, SAFE, WELL MAINTAINED, HAS THREE RESTAURANTS WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE, A GOLF COURSE, CHARTER BOATS AND BEACHES

WHAT'S NOT TO LIKE HERE? COME SEE FOR YOURSELF........

What makes this house unique

OUR HOME IS 'OWNER MANAGED' ---YOU GET PERSONAL ATTENTION FROM CAROLE. PRIVATE, SINGLE-FAMILY, 2 LARGE KING BEDROOMS, 2 LARGE BATHS, 2100 SQ. FT. OPEN LIVING SPACE PLUS A DECK, BOAT DOCK, TRAILER PARKING AND MEMBERSHIP TO THE CABANA CLUB (BEACH, POOL) AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE. WE LIVE THERE 4 - 6 WEEKS EACH YEAR AND KEEP OUR HOME MAINTAINED FOR OUR GUESTS. YOU WILL FIND OUR HOME CLEAN, COMFORTABLE, PLEASANTLY DECORATED AND A GOOD PLACE TO RELAX, READ, WATCH THE WILDLIFE, FISH OFF THE DOCK, OR DO NOTHING!! SUNSET PARK ON THE OCEAN IS ONE BLOCK FROM OUR HOME WITH PICNIC TABLES, A PIER & GORGEOUS SUNSETS. BRING YOUR OWN WINE! YOU MAY BRING YOUR BOAT AND KEEP IT AT OUR DOCK (UP TO 38') OR RENT A BOAT IF YOU CHOOSE. HOME SITS ON A CANAL THAT LEADS TO GULF/OCEAN, A SHORT 5 MIN. BOAT RIDE TO EITHER. IT FEELS LIKE 'HOME' WITH MANY COMFORTS. WIFI WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS, FULLY FURNISHED KITCHEN, NEW MATTRESSES (5/15)BED LINENS, TOWELS AND MUCH MORE........... COME AS YOU ARE............ENJOY THE BEACHES, MILD TEMPERATURE, PALM TREES IN THE DEAD OF WINTER OR ANYTIME! WARNING- WE DO GET BOOKED EARLY!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Been in Keys many times. Love the area. Thank you Carole for sharing your home. We felt right at home. We found everything very clean & well equipped. Beds very comfortable. We enjoyed fishing from dock and relaxing on deck in evenings. We enjoyed Cabana club and Sunset Park. Great location. Convenient to most anything. You must visit NO NAME PUB on No Name Key near Big Pine. Unique. We will definitely be back to this rental home.
Apr 2016
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based on 37 traveler reviews

Waterfront Gr Level 2000 sq ft Private HOME-- 2BR 2BA Incl Dock Cabana Club wifi
average rating of 4.7027025 based on 72 reviews
Michigan
5

A single family home, not a duplex-love it!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this home three times and love it! It's much nicer to stay in a single-family home versus a duplex! You really have your privacy.

The sunroom offers extra space and your group will have plenty of room.

Fishing off the dock is always fun. It's a close walk to Sunset Beach. We feel at home and we have everything we need. The Cabana Club is wonderful!

Carole is very accommodating and answers questions right away. We hope to come back every year!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2007
  • Stayed: Nov 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review - from a wonderful Michigan family of 6 - who we were fortunate to meet on one of our trips to the Keys - they have spent their Christmas Vacations at our home for 4 years. They are the "perfect" guests who take good care of your property as they own rental property on Lake Michigan and manage it themselves as I do.
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5

Great location

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful home for couples to stay in. Two Master Suites and a great common area. Centrally located between Key West and Islamorada with lots of great places to eat. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Highly recommended. Carole is wonderful to work with!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kalamazoo michigan
5

Relaxing get-away

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Carole's cottage over Christmas 2015. She is a very good and timely communicator. We really appreciated her timely responses to our questions leading up to our visit. The house is very immaculate and we were comfortable all week. We loved the Cabana Club and the nice walk to get there. Bill at the Cabana Club is great! The pool and beachfront were so enjoyable at the club. Sparky's Landing, Island Fish Company and several other places very close to the house were good food and good atmosphere. Plenty of places to snorkel, dive and fish nearby.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Carole's property for the week of Nov 7-14, 2015. The pictures of the house were accurate and the house was perfect for the two couples that stayed there. The two king bed rooms, each with their own ensuite bath were excellent! Very difficult to come up with any complaints. We did have a small issue with the internet one day because the city had to turn the power off for an hour or so to replace a hydro pole. When the power came back on, the internet was out and we couldn't get it working again. Great communication from Carole as I had to contact Comcast about the issue. They were going to send a technician a day or two later which really would've inconvenienced our plans but fortunately, everything came back on later that evening so no need to change our plans.

The location was great for us as we were doing activities both in Key Largo and Key West so we were about halfway between both. Cabana club was nice with a beautiful infinity pool and a nice little beachfront. Service was good there as well! We were able to walk to the club from the house which was nice if you wanted to have a couple drinks and not worry about driving. :)

All in all, we would recommend the place to our friends and family. It was clean, comfy and the mornings on the deck with a coffee were fantastic! Well worth the very reasonable price we paid!

Thank you Carole for a great week!

Kevin, Rhonda, Bryan and Melissa

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to hear you enjoyed & I hope to have you back again soon. Thank you for taking good care of my home.
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Crystal Beach Florida
4

Nice, Spacious, and Clean!

  • 4 of 5

We have spent the last 4 years renting a home in Key Colony Beach and decided to try Carole's cottage and was not disappointed! Everything was just as described...very, very clean. The beds were very comfortable. We are avid fishing and lobster enthusiasts so the dock, freezer and cleaning table are important to us as well...they are all adequate. Lots of room in the home and very comfortable! The only complaint is the Louvered door in the south bedroom to the shared bathroom is not very private if you have guests.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Michigan
5

A very nice, relaxing home.

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice time staying at this home. It is a great setup to be able to share the home with another couple and still have private, master bedroom space for all. The location is wonderful. We loved the Cabana Club. We loved the jet ski tour we took from Jerry's marina. The home is very well equipped with kitchen and cooking items and bathroom towells. We did have to buy all dishwashing, clothes washing and paper products. The back deck was shaded in the afternoon so was nice for sitting out. Would have been happier with fewer iguanas. The neighborhood was quiet and we would definitely consider returning to this home.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Marathon
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Key Colony Inn
Nearest Golf
0.4 Miles
Key Colony Beach
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
U. S. 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Key Colony Inn/Sparky's/Breezes
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Cabana Club

Beaches, Walking, Biking, Golfing, Reefs - Snorkeling, Diving, Fishing, Relaxing, Antiquing (in Key West).

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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
 
Summer
Jun 8 2016 - Sep 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,775
 
 
Fall
Sep 10 2016 - Dec 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,095
 
 
Winter
Dec 17 2016 - Apr 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,075
$7,600
 
 
Spring
Apr 15 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,675
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,875
$7,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.5%

Lobster weeks -July/August $2,075
Thanksgiving week - $1575
Discounted FALL weeks $1095

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Amenities

Central Florida Keys House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2071 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , double basin and vanity area
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Step in Shower Stall
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • bedroom #1 - 1 king
    bedroom #2 - 1 king , PLUS Queen sleep sofa
  • TWO King beds (2) Bedrooms located at each end of this home for privacy. NEW MATTRESSES MAY 2015. New flat-screen TV in one bedroom, Sleep Sofa in living room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
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
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
CLEAN, Owner Managed, This is our 18th year renting our properties on KCB. Central Air, Heat, Fully equipped Kitchen, Fish-cleaning Table, Boat Dock - can accommodate up to 38'boat, OUR 42' BOAT STAYS AT DOCK. THERE IS TOTAL 112' dock space. Sun deck, Lanai overlooking water, Bait Freezer, Pool/Beach & Hot Tub at Cabana Club included - FREE Shuttle Service Available 305.743.4849 for info, Airport (Marathon)2 miles, SMOKE-FREE AND CLEAN with ceramic tile throughout....and MUCH MORE.......Rooms are large - Beds are comfortable. New mattresses 2015. Nicely appointed and user-friendly. Quiet Peaceful neighborhood - No DUPLEX units on12th Street - it is one of the best streets on our island (if not the BEST). Walking distance to Key Colony Inn, Sparky's and Cabana Breezes (the 3 restaurants on the island). Bring your bike (or rent a bike) to ride on the many bike paths nearby. Close to Publix, Sombrero Beach, Bahia Honda Beach, Big Pine Key Deer, Marathon (many restaurants/shops, etc

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