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You Should Have Seen the One That Got Away!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Jan/Feb Available! House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Our long time winter resident has just purchased his own home in Key Colony Beach, our vacation rental is available in January and February for the first time in 6 YEARS! The home is available for two months, OR the month of January if you only want one (another party is "waiting in the wings" for the month of February alone). Tired of shoveling snow? Come shovel sand on the beach at the Cabana Club to make a castle!

Dogs (maximum 2, additional charge) welcome. This property is family friendly, with amenities ranging from a high chair and port-a-crib to beach cruiser bikes and a membership in the private Cabana Club, which is a 1 1/2 block walk away (no parking hassles!). Our family vacationed in rental homes in Key Colony Beach from the time our youngest was 2 until our oldest was 16, so this property is set up with the things we liked having at rental properties, wished we had, or enjoy ourselves.



See our website 281-5th-KCB dot com for a complete listing and lots of photos. Boaters can dock in the canal along the house. Just minutes separate you from the open Atlantic and Vaca Cut to access the Gulf of Mexico for fishing and snorkeling. A commercial fishing and snorkeling fleet with full and half day trips is walking distance from the house.

Idyllic Town of Key Colony Beach

KCB, as it is known to the locals, is a community that is proud of its reputation of safe and gentle relaxation amidst award winning restaurants and incredible vistas. The island wide automobile speed limit is 25, to accommodate the myriad of walkers and bikers on its streets and designated paths. The town’s wide canals, all of which are no wake zones, abound with tropical fish and wildlife.

The town municipal center and post office are next to a lovely park with a gazebo, and at the end of the same street lay Sunset Park, a well maintained scenic public location for just hanging out and watching spectacular Keys sunsets.

Geographic Midpoint of Florida Keys

At nearly the geographic center of the Florida Keys at mile marker 53, this property is a two hour drive to Miami and just an hour from Key West.

Keywords: 1/2 Duplex

More Details

Sandy Hubbard
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

About Sandy Hubbard

We celebrated our first visit to OUR house during Thanksgiving week 2009. Thanksgiving dinner on the lanai--paradise!

Sandy Hubbard purchased this house in 2009

Why Sandy Hubbard chose Marathon Area

We vacationed in Key Colony Beach for 10 years prior to purchasing a home here. Every member of our family can close their eyes and go to KCB in our minds for instant relaxation. We are building long term family memories at our home here, and hope you will too!

What makes this house unique

Our whole family enjoys together time here, free from most outside distractions. This place is the definition of relaxation and paradise for us.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Sorry I didn't get around to writing in the guest book. I do want you to know how much we enjoyed your beautiful home. We just could not have had a better experience with the house or the rental process. We were so impressed with the organization of everything in the house. If we had any questions we were able to go to one of the instructional manuals and get the answer. It was wonderful having the bikes, the kayaks, the well furnished kitchen and so much more provided.

Although I was excited that Key Colony had so much to offer for the kids, they seemed to prefer fishing in the canal most of the time. When we were able to drag them away we were able to enjoy the Cabana Club, Bahia Honda and Sombrero Beach. They enjoyed snorkeling and were able to see a good many fish at these beaches. They loved kayaking up and down the canal in the tandem you provided and we even rented a couple of tandems so that we all could kayak together. We kayaked to Sparky's one day for lunch which thrilled them. I called around and checked prices on kayaks and got a great deal from Key Kayak Rentals. I certainly hope I got the name right because there is another place with a similar name but with much higher prices. Anyway, the man I talked to offered to deliver 2 tandems and leave them 3 days for $100 plus $10 for delivery and pickup. Other places wanted up to $55 per tandem per day so I highly recommend this place.

We made a lot of great memories on this trip with the grandboys. They are getting older 10, 11 and 14 and electronics are taking over their lives, especially for the 14 yo so I don't know how much longer they will be able to gaze anywhere besides down at that phone in their hand. I'm sure this trip is a time with us that they will always remember so that is all that is important.

We appreciate all that you do to make this place so nice and convenient for your guests. We hope to come back again sometime, maybe even next summer.
Jul 2013
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Key Colony Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Sink and toilet/shower area separate.
    Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Bathroom attached. Inflatable additional queen bed.
    Flip Flop Bedroom - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Conversion kit to turn twins into a king; 2 air mattresses
  • King size beds (1) Twins convert to King (like on a cruise ship), Queen size Beds (1) In Master Bedroom; Queen Raised Automatic Airbed (Actually Inflates Mattress and Has Legs), Twin or Single Beds (2) Two Twins in Flip Flop Guest Room, Two Twin Air Mattresses as Well, Complete with Linens, Child Beds (2) Twin size air mattress, Baby Cribs (1) Pack and Play Style Crib with Sheet and Blanket, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Two Twins Convert to King, just like a cruise ship!
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Canal Front Dockage for Your Boat, High Chair, Tandem Kayak, Four Beach Cruiser Bikes, 2 Child Bikes, Sand Toys, Fishing Poles


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You Should Have Seen the One That Got Away!
average rating of 4.9 based on 23 reviews
Sebastian, FL

Awesome vacation rental!

  • 5 of 5

Our family was there during mini season, and I'm telling you, you could not have wanted more! Sandy has thought of everything. This is an extremely clean, VERY WELL EQUIPPED vacation rental. Close to everything, quiet, and having the boat in back yard was icing on the cake! Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Great place!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Key Colony Beach. Sitting on the balcony in the morning and evening and looking out on the canal was a joy. Sandy gave us tips where to eat and their Happy Hour. We specially liked the Keys Fisheries on 35th street. The Stone Crabs where $ 2.50 a piece and the Tuna-Sashimi and oysters where also yummy. We swam every day at the Sombrero Beach and on a quiet day we went snorkeling at the Sombrero reef with Spirit Snorkeling.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean- Close to Cabana Club and beach. Great dock for fishing

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful Duplex on the canal in Key Colony. Very clean and had everything that we needed. We had a small issue with TV and the owner responded immediately to remedy it,

Enjoyed the Cabana Club pool and Beach on a daily basis. Very well kept pool area, great wait staff. Nice quiet street and very clean.

Cant wait to go back

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thank you Sandy & Richard

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at this property. The owners do a great job making you feel welcome. Also, they had the place stocked with very convenient things that would otherwise have you making an extra trip to the store.(i.e. band-aids, paper towels, sunscreen) The patio is on the upper level, which allows great views of the sunset and wildlife in and around the canals. I've stayed in more expensive properties on that exact street that weren't as nice or relaxing as this one.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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New Orleans

Best Ever!!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife, puppy & I just returned from a 1 week holiday at Sandy & Richards place. Honestly we can't say enough positive things about the property or most especially about Sandy and her approach to providing the best rental experience possible (which it was). The home is beautiful, well placed in a quiet but accessible to everything neighborhood on a lovely canal with a great boat dock. The home is immaculately clean, stocked with everything you might need (including a kayak, 4 new bikes, fishing poles, beach towels & toys, all appliances & kitchen utensils, I mean it goes on & on, plus Sandy is totally sweet, accessible, thoughtful, organized, etc, etc.

We can't wait to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Garner, NC

Excellent Rental Experience!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 7 days in Key Colony Beach and greatly enjoyed our stay. We especially appreciated the fact that this rental was very well appointed and everything was labeled for easy access. For the week we rented a boat from Captain Hooks (they were also great to work with) and loved the fact that we could dock it right outside of the house to come and go as we pleased. The owners were very helpful and responsive to all questions we had about the rental. We would highly recommend this property and will consider it again when we return!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
52 Miles
EYW (Key West)
Nearest Barpub
0.15 Miles
Sparky's Landing
Nearest Golf
0.15 Miles
Key Colony Beach Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Overseas Highway US Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Cabana Breezes
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Cabana Club (private club w/ beach)
Car: recommended

Incredible Sunset Views!

We share all our 'toys'--Tandem Kayak, Four (4) Beach Cruiser Bikes and Two (2) Children's Bikes for Your Use. Fish from the dock (poles in storage area), beach toys, life jackets. Snorkel trips and charter fishing boats leave from the end of the canal (a 10 minute walk).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $85
Damage Deposit $400

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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