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Bob Randa

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Palm Cottage - Upscale Furnishings, 2 BR/2 BA with Gorgeous Down the Canal Views

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Central Florida Keys House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths (Sleeps 4-6)

Welcome to our Key Colony Beach vacation home. We are located at the end of the canal between 8th and 9th streets and enjoy an unobstructed views from the kitchen, sitting area, dining room, and living room directly down our beautiful canal. Our home is bright, much wider than most with twice the windows facing the water than similar Key Colony homes, spacious (1,700+ sq ft) and is furnished in upscale West Indies decor. Our home is well equipped with all you will need on your vacation including cable TV and free high-speed wireless Internet. The master and guest bedrooms are decorated with tasteful beach decor each with their own TV. The master has a king bed and the guest bedroom has both a queen and twin bed. Large one car garage and 30' of dock space. The Cabana Club has a large pool and beautiful beach is only a short walk from our poetry and is available to all guests.

Living Room - 46' Sony High Def LCD, 100+ digital channels, DVD/CD/AM/FM; queen size sofa bed; WIFI, free local and nationwide long distance

Dining Areas - dining table seating 6 and 4 counter height bar stools; buffet

Kitchen - all major appliances plus blender, toaster, coffeemaker, food processor, Crock pot

Sitting area - two chairs with ottomans overlooking canal; lending library (take a book, leave a book), game library

Master bed and bath - 24' High Def LCD, 100+ digital channels; king bed with new Restonic pillow top mattress, Jacuzzi jetted tub

Guest bedroom - 22' LCD with DVD; queen bed and twin bed, each with new Restonic pillow top mattress

Hall bath - large shower stall

Decorations - Original artwork by Judith Conner, renowned Marathon artist

Patio - dining table seating 6 with market umbrella, 2 chaise lounges with side table, 2 Adirondack chairs with ottomans, gas grill

Dock - new wooden 30' dock accommodating a 27' boat; shared fish cleaning table, water, electricity

Garage - one car garage, washer/dryer, bait freezer, laundry sink

Interior Other - linens, towels, beach towels, kids beach toys, beach bag, small cooler

Cabana Club membership with pool and beach for all guests

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Bob Randa (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english


based on 11 traveler reviews

Palm Cottage - Upscale Furnishings, 2 BR/2 BA with Gorgeous Down the Canal Views
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This was an awesome place to stay. Everything was beautiful and clean. The neighbors were very nice also. The kitchen was fully equipped. The mattresses in the room were so comfortable I am looking to buy the same one for my home! View of course was awesome. Just an FYI we had a 24 foot boat and my husband is a really good driver, but if You aren't you may have some difficulty getting the boat in the dock space between the other two boats that also use this dock.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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All the comforts of home with an amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

We just checked out and are looking at our calendars and figuring out when we can return! The home is perfect. The view from the living room and kitchen is so relaxing down the canal. You are less than half a mile to the cabana club. Great service and drinks there! The shower was so nice and the jetted tub was a luxury. Beds comfy! So much to do in the area- we went to the turtle hospital and aquarium. Easy drive to Key West as well. The owner was very responsive when booking and easy to check in/check out. We grilled 2 nights and the kitchen had everything. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent place to stay - totally satisfied :)

  • 5 of 5

Overall fantastic place to stay. House was large and open concept - very clean. Beds were comfortable and so much room.

If we go back to the keys, we would definitely stay here :)

PS> the neighborhood is also great with very nice people all around us

  • Submitted: May 15, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Would like to rent again

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from our Spring Break at KCB. I have to agree with all the other reviewers on this property, loved it! It was nicely furnished and had everything you need. The neighbors were very nice as well. We hadn't been there 15 minutes and we made friends with a couple next door who invited us on a boat tour around the island. We also enjoyed talking with the other neighbor who is a fishing charter Captain. Our 13 year old daughter made friends with his cat Cheecho. The girls went shopping and I went shark fishing one of the days going 4 for 6 on Blacktips , Bulls and a Nurse Shark. Visited many local attractions and enjoyed them all. Our last day was spent at Sombrero Beach and we were treated with 8 manatees swimming past, 75 feet from the shoreline. We would not hesitate to stay here again if available next time.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Jersey

Wow!!! You will not want to leave!!!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a fantastic week in this home and cannot wait to go back! The house is beautiful...the pictures do not lie! There is everything you could possibly need - kitchen is well-stocked with pots, pans, serving dishes (even cookie sheets!), plenty of dishware and flatware. Linens are plentiful and in great condition. The house was spotless when we arrived!

We declared a TV-free zone for the week and knew with three kids (14, 11 and 7) this would be a challenge. There were plenty of board games to keep us didn't ask once to turn the TV on! :)

Loved the Dophin Research Center and Turtle Hospital (both in Marathon) enjoyed snorkeling in Bahia Honda State Park. Sparky's was voted to have the best key lime pie and Leigh Anne's Coffee shop is worth a visit (or two...the chocolate croissants are fantastic!) Sunset Grill was very good. Even Alabama Jack's (58000 Card Sound Road, Card Sound) is worth a visit on the way in or out of the Keys...great bar atmosphere with equally great food!

Fantastic location. Fishing from the canal was a highlight for my kids. The next-door neighbor Pete couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful...even his cat adds to the charm of this property! Highly recommend this home...we hope to be back soon!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome House and Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We found the house to be everything it was said to be. The house was clean, well stocked with everything we needed. We found Sparky's and Key Colony Inn to be excellent restaurants and being within walking distance was a bonus. We had rented a boat but with bad weather found fishing off the back dock just as good and very relaxing with amenities of house close by. Pete of Native Sun Charters was a perfect neighbor helping my wife out while she was fishing, giving us advice on the boat we rented, giving us bait for chum and just being neighborly. His cat Cheecho was great and his adorable daughter came to visit one night. The grill on deck was convenient, having a garage to get in house dry and having a bait freezer were all welcome additions. We would return anytime we can and would recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
Key Colony Beach
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Key Colony Inn
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Cabana Club
Car: recommended

Located in the beautiful city of Key Colony Beach that offers tennis, a 9-hole executive golf course, wonderful walking paths and close by restaurants, stores, and fishing facilities all within walking distance. Our guests also have full access to the Cabana Club located on the a beautiful beach with pool, restaurant, and games that is 0.4 miles away.

Golf: 9 hole Executive course within walking distance.

18 hole course within 5 miles - Sombrero Country Club.


Rates & Availability

Key Colony Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring and Summer
Mar 26 2016 - Aug 20 2016
7 night minimum stay
Aug 21 2016 - Nov 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $85
Tax Rate 12.5%

$1050 - $1400 / wk
$1400/week (Dec - Aug);
$1050/week (Fall rates);
Special rates for 2 months or more;
$200 premium for lobster weeks, Christmas, and New Years;
PayPal accepted
Add 12.5% sales tax to the above rates;
Cleaning fees ($85) not included in rental rates;
$600 Security Deposit Required
Dates Available: Year Round

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Central Florida Keys House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1724 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Sleeper sofa in living room.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • jetted tub
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Key Colony Beach provides loads of amenities including a 9-hole executive golf course, tennis courts, walking paths, and local restaurants that will cook your day's catch. Full use of the Cabana Club pool and beach for all of our guests.

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