About the property
- House2166 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
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Large (almost 2200 sq ft.), 3 Bedroom/3 Bath 1/2 duplex on 10th St. in Key Colony Beach.
Sleeps from 4 to 8 people.
The beautiful front door opens onto a unique spiral staircase leading to the upper living area. The entire upstairs has been updated and decorated and features an updated kitchen and American Signature furniture in the living room. The master bedroom features a gel/memory foam king size mattress, updated furniture and a new ceiling fan. The second bedroom features 2 full size beds, with new headboards, updated furniture and a new ceiling fan. The two upstairs bedrooms feature flat screen TVs.
The rest of the upstairs is an open floor plan with a 42 inch flat screen TV. We have Xfinity cable on all TVs and AT & T WiFi available if you want to use it. There is an updated, stainless steel microwave, brand new dishwasher (2017) and a new (July 2015) stove/convection oven. Both upstairs bathrooms have recently been updated as well.
The downstairs has been completely cleaned out and fixed up after hurricane Irma. It features a living area which includes a new queen sleeper sofa (with memory foam mattress) and love seat. Also downstairs is the 3rd bedroom with all new furniture and has a king size bed, and its own full bath with new vanity and sink, and is really a second Master suite. The entire downstairs is basically brand new.
There are two large sliding glass doors both upstairs and downstairs to allow you to enjoy the beautiful view of the clean canal through the lovely Mahogany trees. The trees provide shade all day long, so you can enjoy the deck any time of the day! There is also a balcony upstairs where you can sit and enjoy the view, including some breathtaking sunsets. There is a new Weber gas grill (2017) for you to use to cook your 'catch of the day' or anything else you might enjoy.
The 37.5 ft dock is also fairly new and has lighting and a new fish cleaning table. There is even an outdoor shower. A large picnic table and various lounge chairs are available to enjoy the outdoors. We also recently completed staining the entire deck area and have added some new potted plants to make it even more inviting. Open water is only a short 5 minute boat ride to either the Atlantic or the Gulf side via Vaca Cut.
The Cabana Club is included with your rental which gives you access to their large heated/cooled pool, their own private ocean side beach, a fishing pier, game room and a full service lounge/bar. They also now offer free pick and drop off from any house on Key Colony Beach.
M and T Ho
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- Apr 12, 2018
About M and T Ho
We have been vacationing down in Florida for the last 17 years and for the last 14 have been coming to the Keys. We started diving back in 2003 fell in love with it. We love the great sea life as well as the wildlife topside. Pelicans are a particular favorite of ours. The color of the ocean and the tranquility of the beaches has just always made us feel like we were coming home whenever we came down, so we finally decided to officially make it somewhere we could call 'home.'
M and T Ho purchased this House in 2012
Why M and T Ho chose Key Colony Beach
We like the middle keys because they are centrally located. We can drive an hour in either direction for great diving in Key Largo (Pennecamp Park is world famous for diving) or great night life/dining in Key West. One of our favorite restaurants in Key West is El Siboney (Cuban). The diving off of Marathon is actually really great too and where we tend to dive the most. We have almost always stayed in Key Colony Beach as it has so many amenities within walking distance and beautiful beaches all it's own.
What makes this House unique
Coming down to the Keys has always made us feel like we were coming home, so we recently decided to make it official and buy our own piece of paradise to truly call home. This property has several unique features we really liked. The front entrance was beautiful and enters into the foyer with a unique spiral staircase. The back of the house has large sliding glass doors, top and bottom, which give you great views out to the fully decked back yard and canal. The Mahogany trees give us shade at all times of the day, so you can enjoy the deck almost all the time. From the upstairs you can look out and see the trees and the canal and not even see the neighbors across the canal. It is a really peaceful setting. The wildlife has been great as well. There is a great white heron who visits regularly and there are iguanas, geckos, anoles and various other lizards that are fun to watch. We've also seen some good size snapper, rays and a large Tarpon swimming in the canal. We can't wait to be able to see even more every time we get to go down there. The relaxing atmosphere, access to beaches and quick boat ride to open water (Atlantic or Gulf) for diving or fishing are just ideal.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Relaxing family vacation
We had a fantastic week in key colony beach. The house was great, had everything we needed. Kitchen was well equipped with everything to cook a nice meal. We enjoyed fishing off the dock out back. There is tons to do nearby in marathon also. House comes with access to cabana beach club which we used frequently. Only slight complaint is location of the house via canal, it's a bit of a trip to get your boat out to open water. I definitely recommend this property for a fun and relaxing family vacation!!
Wonderful vacaction spot!
Our group of 7 just returned from an exciting fishing/lobstering trip to the Keys! We have been coming for 7 years and have stayed at numerous places - this home was wonderful and provided everything we needed and more! There was plenty of space to spread out, as well as come together to enjoy meals. The kitchen was well stocked with dishes and silverware. There were plenty of towels and sheets, something that is not commonplace at most rentals. The oversized washing machine was a huge bonus - it freed up time to enjoy our vacation rather than spend it doing chores. Thank you for opening up your home to our family - we had a great vacation! The only reason I gave it 4 stars was due to the large tree, while it was beautiful and kept the area cool; it would have been helpful if it was trimmed back over the dock because it did drop a lot of leaves and debris that fell onto our boat, causing a lot of extra cleaning every day.
Thank you for the nice review and for letting us know about the tree branches over the dock. We do have a landscaper come in once a month to take care of that kind of work for us. We are definitely aware that the trees do shed a lot of leaves. We will specifically ask our landscaper to make sure he trims the branches back over the dock from now on.
Wonderful, fun home
The Ho's have truly provided a home away from home. The home is welcoming, conveniently located and has everything you need. Our group consisted of 8 people ranging in age from 13 to 68. Three generations of females in the same house without any problems. The teenagers were able to fish from the dock whenever they wanted, bicycle down to the Cabana Club or Leigh Ann's or just hang out. There was plenty of room at the table for meals and the kitchen is well equipped for grilling as well as cooking. We truly enjoyed our stay and would like to express our appreciation to the Ho family !! Hopefully will return soon
Best vacation in 5 years!
We are a family of 5 and our 3 adult children invited their significant others. This home was perfect for the 8 of us. Everything about it was perfect, clean, everything we needed and more. The location on the water and in Key Colony Beach was what we were looking for and more. We rented our boat from Vacation Boat Rentals and that was an easy process. A plus vacation!!!!
Great Family Vacation In The Keys
Excellent house in a great location! We were very happy with this house as it exceeded the description and our expectations! Ideally located in the middle keys, we were able to take advantage of all the activities they have to offer. Docked the rental boat right out front and was able to be in the open water in a just few minutes. Being next to the Key Vaca Cut, we had the option of boating on the gulf and atlantic without going far. Besides the boating we enjoyed the beach and pool right in the neighborhood when we weren't relaxing on the deck.
About an hour from Key West, and just minutes away from restaurants and stores, this was a terrific location for our family vacation.
Perfect middle keys home for 3-generation family
This canal-side house was perfect for our 3-generation family’s visit to the Keys. The dining and living room furniture are just what we needed, the beds are comfortable and we prepared breakfast and nice dinners for six nights in the very adequate kitchen. The tree-shaded deck is attractive, and great in the mornings and cooled off by dinnertime. The outdoor shower is a great addition for washing off diving/snorkeling equipment.
We spent every day on “adventures,” visiting the turtle hospital, the dolphin place, Long Key with a ranger, Sombrero Reef (even the six-year-old snorkeled, while his four-year-old brother was on a small raft with a window), and Bahia Honda State Park. We kayaked the canals and both the bay and the Atlantic near Key Colony. Then each late afternoon we happily swam in the ocean and made sand castles on the shore at the Cabana Club, and then retreated to the warm water of the swimming pool there. Evening walks included checking up on the burrowing owls, and singing and drawing in the sand at Sunset Beach with other happy Key Colony residents. Later night walks revealed incredibly starry skies. It seemed that most Key Colony folks were out walking and on bikes in the mornings and by about 6:00 each evening. Unfortunately we didn’t have time for shuffleboard, bocce and paddle ball in the park (equipment is available, free, at the 9-hole golf course), so two small grandsons are hoping for a return another year. We all felt the week was perfect.
There were a few small housekeeping glitches with the realty/cleaning company, but they were soon solved after we contacted them. The company also passed word on to the owner, who is a lovely woman, so she was totally informed. This is an owner you can feel comfortable renting from.
Thank you very much for the nice review. We are very glad you had such a good vacation in the fabulous Florida Keys. We're happy that our property worked out well for you, despite the early glitches. We are sorry that happened, but we are working to ensure it doesn't happen to any of our future guests. We hope you will consider us again, if you vacation in the Keys in the future.
Located on beautiful Key Colony Beach. Access to the Cabana Club is included with the rental. The Cabana Club features a 65' heated/cooled pool, sandy beach on the Atlantic Ocean, rec room and bar/lounge area that also serves food.