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Now booking Summer, Fall, 2015 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) and Boat Dock & trailer parking included in all rentals.
Sleeping arrangements are 2 KING beds - NEW MATTRESSES MAY 2015 -- + 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. This house includes a boat dock (for up to 38' boat) 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 well MAINTAINED and OWNER managed. (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. 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.
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 is 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. Be sure to stop at KeyBana - upscale womens/mens clothing store on Causeway.
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 15 years & ranks in the TOP 5 Listings of all KEY COLONY BEACH rentals!
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 (2) hide a bed queen sleep sofa in living room
CLEAN, Owner Managed, This is our 17th year renting our properties on KCB. Central Air, Heat, Fully equipped Kitchen, Fish-cleaning Table, Boat Dock - up to 38'boat, 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. 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.)....moreless
Air Conditioned large glass Lanai overlooks the water AND PALM TREES.....family room/dining room- beautifully furnished with Lexington Weekend Retreat furniture (large round lazy-susan table and 6 chairs)....moreless
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$400
Lobster weeks -July/August $1875
Thanksgiving week - $1275
Christmas week(s)/New Years - $1975/week
Discounted FALL weeks $995. LIMIT 4 guests at this rate!
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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About the 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 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.
Why the Owner Chose Key Colony Beach: 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 AND ITS OWN POLICE FORCE. WHAT'S NOT TO LIKE HERE? COME SEE FOR YOURSELF........
The Unique Benefits at this House: 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). 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, 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!!