You Should Have Seen the One that Got Away!

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You Should Have Seen the One That Got Away!


Last updated: 10/19/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Non Smoking Only:

    Owner's Child with Asthma. Strictly No Smoking....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs Allowed, maximum 2 (additional charge)...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Other (See Description)


  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    Bathroom attached. Inflatable additional queen bed....moreless

  • Flip Flop Bedroom: 1 king, 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

    Conversion kit to turn twins into a king; 2 air mattresses...moreless

  • 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!...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Sink and toilet/shower area separate. ...moreless

  • Guest Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower


Other Amenities

  • Canal Front Dockage for Your Boat, High Chair, Tandem Kayak, Four Beach Cruiser Bikes, 2 Child Bikes, Sand Toys, Fishing Poles...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library:

    Steel Drum, Tropical Music and Christmas holiday. Bedrooms Feature Alarm Clock Radios ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) Direct TV; BLU RAY DVD; HDMI ports (cables provided)...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games:


  • Video Library:

    Loads of Family Movies (Disney Flicks, PG Rating and Lower) and a Few Grown up Action Movies (Pg-13 and R)...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central A/C (newly upgraded and installed 01/2011)...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    Car Port...moreless

  • Garage:

    Actually ground level enclosed storage for your gear, includes a bait freezer...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Including Beach Towels--No Looking Like a 'Tourist' with Bath Towels at the Beach!...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Driveway, Carport, Gravel...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    One Trailer or RV (by Town by-Law) Per Property. Additional Boat Trailer Parking Available....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Stacking Front Load Washer and Dryer in Hallway Closet....moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Includes built in ice maker...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio:

    Plastic Adirondack chairs...moreless

  • Golf:

    Par 3; 9 hole course within walking distance...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Tandem Kayak ...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Partly screened. Includes dining table & 4 chairs; loveseat w/ coffee table...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    Town courts and rackets (free to loan)...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool


Write a review 5
from 8 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fab Fall
Aug 21 - Oct 29, 2016
7 night min stay

Tan Your Turkey Here!
Oct 30 - Dec 17, 2016
7 night min stay

Christmas in the Keys
Dec 18 - Jan 7, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $85
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Tax Rate 12.5%


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Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 10/19/2016
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52 Miles
Nearest Airport
EYW (Key West)
0.15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Sparky's Landing
0.15 Miles
Nearest Golf
Key Colony Beach Municipal Golf Course
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Overseas Highway US Route 1
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cabana Breezes
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
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).


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

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

Why the Owner Chose Key Colony Beach, FL, USA:
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!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our whole family enjoys together time here, free from most outside distractions. This place is the definition of relaxation and paradise for us.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Links to more information:

Guestbook comments from the owner

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    You Should Have Seen the One That Got Away!

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    Living Area with Entertainment Center

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    Sombrero Beach Christmas Day 2012. This could be YOU in 2013!

  • Canal Side Stilt Half Duplex.  Faces West.  Retractable Awnings Over Balcony.

    Canal Side Stilt Half Duplex. Faces West. Retractable Awnings Over Balcony.

  • Well Equipped Kitchen

    Well Equipped Kitchen

  • The Stockings Were Hung Canal Side with Care...

    The Stockings Were Hung Canal Side with Care...

VRBO #284191

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Thursday, October 20, 2016

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