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SPRING SPECIAL! $1200 Bikes, kayak, 2 beaches and pool incl

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 bedroom/2 bath, waterfront, dockage, close to Atlantic and Gulf, sleeps 4-6


SPRING OPENINGS! $1200 per week for 4 guests starting 06/03/2017 plus tax and cleaning fee and refundable deposit, CREDIT CARD PAYMENT ADD 3% admin fee, May pay by echeck through VRBO for no fee, PLEASE CHOOSE TO PAY BY ECHECK TO AVOID THE 3% admin fee for credit card payment. Guests 5 & 6 $10 pp per day, Saturday-Saturday rental, may be flexible ONLY in the Fall. Lobster weeks are $1600

Please check calendar for open dates!

Weekly/monthly rental

SATURDAY-SATURDAY (Spring, Summer, and winter)


Wifi for all our guests! ALL new flat screen HD TVs, 42'in living room, 32' in dining room and guest bedroom, 40' in Master bedroom! Crock pot, electric griddle, and outdoor shower!

Relax and recharge in our tropically furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom vacation home on 9 Street. King bed in Master bedroom, Queen in guest room, sleeper sofa, futon and twin roll away afford many sleeping options!

Walk over to Sunset Park for a sunset you will long remember.

Kitchen is fully equipped and you will enjoy cooking your catch on the gas grill or, there are many great restaurants in the immediate area.

2 person kayak! Now available for our guests at no extra charge

Please bring your boat as the private 37' deepwater dockage can handle significant vessels. You will be ready for some of the best fishing, snorkeling and diving in the world via the quick access to the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico.. Room for boat trailer. There is a fish cleaning table, extra fridge/freezer for food and drinks

Enjoy our membership to serene and quiet Inch Beach (VERY RARE for rentals!) and also the Cabana Club with olympic size heated or chilled pool, private beach, snack bar, fishing pier, bar, restaurant, poolside and beachside servers.

There are also 5 beach cruiser bikes to explore the island included with rental!

MAY BE ABLE TO RESERVE ADJOINING DUPLEX TO ACCOMMODATE LARGE PARTIES (up to 12), contact owner to inquire for availability

Please check our calendar for any dates you may be interested in. Feel free to call or email with any questions.

*Lobster weeks additional (see rates chart)

*Holiday (please see rates chart)

3% admin charge if paying with a credit card, no charge for echeck

Keywords: Waterfront Duplex

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

About Dee

My dad, Gerald Smith originally bought this duplex for family vacation and have SO many wonderful memories! He and my mom loved it so much there, they eventually moved to Key Colony Beach! They lived in KCB for about 10 years, they sold 1/2 of the duplex, enjoying Keys life in the other half. A few years later, due to decline in health, they moved closer to children.

Since moving to the " mainland" we decided to make their keys home available to others so that they could make their own keys memories with their families and friends and enjoy it as much as our family has and continues to do when we can

Dee purchased this house in 1970

Guestbook comments from the owner

Gerald & Dee - thanks so much for letting us use your place during lobster season. We had a blast. The weather was great, the seas were calm, and your place was an absolutely perfect place to hang out and relax in between trips out on the water. The spacious rooms, and open living and kitchen areas all make for a great spot to spread out and relax. But the best part is outside. Hanging out by the water, cooking our day's catch fresh on the grill, while watching the coconuts blow in the breeze....perfect!! We'll be back next year!
Aug 2008
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Key Colony Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Smoking allowed outside only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master bedroom with full bathroom/shower, Guest bath has shower/bathtub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , with full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , NOT a pass through bedroom, MANY are!
    Convertible bed(s) - sleeper sofa AND futon available
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) futon and sofa bed
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 5 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Quiet,safe area, great shaded patio, easy access to the ocean and the Gulf, membership to Inch Beach(RARE for rentals as membership is limited) with barbeque, picnic tables and thatched roof. Also includes membership to the Cabana Club which has jr olympic size temperature controlled pool,, private beach,, bar, restaurant, waitress service while poolside or beachside.


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average rating of 4.9736843 based on 39 reviews

Had a Great week!

  • 5 of 5

Our time here was great. House is perfect, all the amenities of home. Great water access. Close to everything. We hope to stay here again. Thanks Dee!!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are so welcome! Thank you for choosing our home and for sunmitting the review! Please come stay again, I look forward to your return!
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Terra Ceia, FL

Little piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

Our family absolutely loved our stay at Dee's for lobster mini season. In the past we have always stayed in motels in Marathon with very little room. Dee's home was very clean, roomy, comfy, beautifully decorated and over exceeded our expectations. We had all the emenities of home and having our boat docked literally steps away made loading and unloading our dive gear and supplies a breeze. We all loved sitting out on the back lanai early morning sipping our coffee. (Even brought a fan to supply a cool breeze in our July heat). My grandchildren enjoyed going to the Cabana Club pool for a swim most days before dinner. Dee has been a pleasure to talk with and very prompt with answering all my questions that pop up. We would definitely recommend her beautiful home and hope we will be able to come back again. Thank you Dee 😊?

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Excellent Stay

  • 5 of 5

Perfect accommodations with plenty of room. Clean and well taken care of.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much! It is awesome having you as our guests year after year!
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A Week In Paradise At Keys Escape

  • 5 of 5

Spent a wonderful week here. The house was exactly as described. Very relaxing watching the fish swim in the canal in the evenings, and hassle free being able to dock the boat right at the house. We caught a mangrove snapper right off the back porch. We also had visits from the resident iguanas and cranes who ate right out of my hand. For dinner out, Sparky's Landing was the bomb! Ate there 3 times in the week we stayed! Took a trip on Fishin'pole Charters out of Robbie's on Islamorada and caught 31 mahi! Dee was a pleasure to deal with! I would recommend this rental to anyone looking for a place to stay in Marathon. We can't wait to plan our next trip to Keys Escape!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review! I am so happy you enjoyed our home and the wildlife right in our backyard. I LOVE Sparkey's, we always eat there as well, best fish tacos and key lime pie in all of the keys in my opinion! I look forward to your return, we would be happy to have you as a returning guest to Keys Escape!!
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Very Enjoyable Stay!!!!

  • 5 of 5

What a cute duplex!!! We were very fortunate to stay for 2 weeks in this quaint duplex on a very broad canal. Imagine our pleasant surprise to find that there is an underwater light off of the seawall...evening entertainment watching the fish swim by! We had a rental boat while down there...fished as hard as the weather would allow! All cooking implements provided...but if you enjoy cooking in...remember to bring your spices! There was only salt and pepper, but we always assume so, so no problem there! Had great communication with Dee..who also welcomed us with some adult beverage! An A+ after driving 8 hours!

Thanks for allowing a slice of your paradise! Hope to stay again in the near future!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice review!! We really do appreciate the compliments about our "home away frim home"! The dock light is a new feature, it is awesome to watch the fish at night out on the dock! I have tried to keep spices but they always disappeared so I just couldn't keep up, I also rent places from VRBO and I put all my spices from home is labeled ziploc bags to bring along with me (I also recommend this in my welcome, good to know letter emailed to my guests before arrival) Thank you again, we look forward to your return!!
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Dream vacation

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Dee's Place,from sitting on the dock watching the fish to going to Inch Beach for a swim - we had a great time. Loved Dee's Happy Hour suggestions... They were great. Don't forget to eat at Key Colony Inn great food, we all loved it. The beds were comfy, and We all felt right at home.Thanks Dee for your help and letting us stay at your get away

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Connie for the nice review. It was my pleasure to assist you in any way, happy I succeeded! I also love Key Colony Inn's food, delicious seafood and the steaks are awesome. I know you want the make and model of our so comfy beds, I will try to get that ASAP for you, I sleep so well when I am there too!! I look forward to your return!!!
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Key Colony Inn
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Key Colony Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Key Colony Inn
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Inch Beach
Car: recommended

access to the most beautiful reefs in the world for snorkeling and/or scuba diving plus

FIVE bicycles onsite for guests to use (no charge)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 12.5%

Rates are subject to change. Holidays (Christmas and New Year's weekly rate is $1500.00 for 4 guests.)
Lobster weeks are $1600 per week for 4 guests
3% admin charge if paying by credit card.
Saturday-Saturday weekly rate summer, spring and winter
Rates vary with seasons, please inquire, spring and fall discount
Extra guests over 4 (max 6 guests) is $10.00 pp per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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