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Tropical Retreat ! Completely refurbished ! All Rentals SAT. - SAT. only

Bedrooms 2
Space 875 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 4 Beds

Tropical Retreat Conch House description: **** RESERVE NOW! ****

Offering this comfortable home for vacation rentals. This cozy, 2 bedroom (each Bedroom equipped with Flat Screen TV based on customer request), 2 baths, ground level (no stairs) bungalow duplex is perfect for an island get away for 4 guest! As our Reviews indicate (We listen to and respond to our guest suggestions), a wonderful, newly installed Tiki Hut with overhead fan provides you and your guests with a great place to dine or enjoy a drink, or the solitude of the water while watching the sunset. 37.5' of deep water dockage (Equipped with dock whips to protect boat from dock damage) on a wide canal gives you plenty of room to bring the boat (up to 30' max.) with a short walk from the sliding door to your boat, or you can take a swim in the 65' Olympic size pool at the Cabana Club (private pool, beach, and restaurant club) membership included with the rental unit. The home also features a 43” Hi-Def.TV, high-speed WI-Fi internet, & cable in the living room, books and games, fully equipped kitchen (including toaster, blender, coffee maker), comfortable waterfront chaise lounges and chairs, rods & reels, ceiling fans throughout, and lush tropical landscaping.

This spacious duplex is located in a tropical paradise. The property is on 9th Street, front facing east, on the island city of Key Colony Beach at MM 54.5 in the Middle Keys (within Marathon).

This is a canal-front unit with a 37.5’ dock (Equipped with docking whips to protect boat from dock damage) that will comfortably handle up to a 30 ft. boat, fish cleaning table, water and 20amp electric service at the dock and easy access to both the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. The home features a large, 8x10 Tiki Hut with new gas grill fronting the canal (great place to cook, dine & relax), two bedrooms, two baths, great room, and laundry room. There is sufficient parking on site for a boat trailer, RV and 3 vehicles. (City Regulations only allow one trailer per property.)

The master bedroom has a king and twin bed, and the guest bedroom has a queen and twin bed. Each bedroom has its own full bathroom. The unit has been completely remodeled with a new kitchen, new baths, comfortable furnishings/beds, individual A/C units (all 3 units new since June, 2014) in each bedroom and living room. New floor tile throughout the house. WI-Fi internet, cable and a 43” flat-screen, smart TV in the living room included. Washer and dryer as well as ironing board and iron are included with rental.

The two public beaches (Coco Plum & Sombrero beach) are a short 5-10 minute drive from the home. Bicycle & Kayak rentals available including helmets with free delivery & Pick-up.

Key Colony Beach is an island city that offers a quiet, safe environment--our own police department, tropical setting with excellent restaurants, boat rentals, charter boats, par three golf course (rental clubs available), tennis, basketball court, children's park, several dog parks and resort-type shopping all within walking distance. Marathon is known throughout the globe for its gulf and deep sea fishing, lobster, snorkeling and dive locations.

If you intend to fish here we strongly recommend you put the FREE app “FISH RULES” on your phone.

It shows pictures of fish that are legal at what size for this area. It replaces pages of regulations.

Plus anywhere in US you fish it uses phone GPS to show only fish for that area!

This is a smoke free home, outside smoking permitted. Pets (dogs only) considered (2 Dog Max.), Please bring crate when animal is left unattended. 75 lb. max. ($100 addl. fee per dog). Please Note: All rentals are Sat.-Sat. only, multiple weeks available. Check-in time is 4PM, Check-out time is 10AM. Security deposit refunded within 45 days.


Cancellation Policy: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation, the deposit and all monies paid, will be refunded as follows:

75% if cancelled 90 days prior to Check-in Date

50% if cancelled 60 days prior to Check-in Date

0% 59 days or less prior to Check-in Date

More Details

Charles Lankford
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Charles Lankford

tropical Retreat was purchased in 2013 by 4 friends (Charlie, Chris, John & Chuck), that have enjoyed fishing together in Key Colony for over 10 years. One of the owners is a 10+ year resident of Key Colony and will give you the personal attention you deserve on your arrival. We created LACE Properties LLC and purchased this property so that we could not only continue to enjoy all of the amenities that Key Colony offers, but could share with those who feel a need for a little 'Tropical Retreat' for a week or longer themselves.

Charles Lankford purchased this house in 2013

Why Charles Lankford chose Key Colony Beach

We chose this location because one of the owners is a year round, long term resident of Key Colony which includes its' own Police Force. This home offers all of the comforts of your own home with an onsite owner that will respond and address any issues that may arise. We take great pride in our hands on approach to making your stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible.

What makes this house unique

With a wide deep water canal and a 37.5 ft. dock, you can be in the gulf of Mexico or the Atlantic ocean within minutes of casting off. Captain Hook's Bait and fuel dock is readily accessible from end of canal.

The 'Cabana Club' Is A Private Beach and Swim Club

Offering Members And Their Guests:

A Sandy Ocean Beach, 65' Heated & Cooled Pool,

Game room, Cocktail Lounge,

Large Sun Deck Areas and a Snack Bar.


Key Colony Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 875 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • See rental agreement for cancellation policy.
  • All security deposits refunded within 45 days.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Bathroom 1 in Master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom 2 located in hall outside of bedroom 2
  • Both bathrooms have new vanity, countertop and toilets
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom with king size and twin bed with headboards, large closet and private bath. Bedroom 2 has new queen and twin with headboards and large closet and dresser. New (June 2014)AC units in each bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Tropical Retreat ! Completely refurbished ! All Rentals SAT. - SAT. only
average rating of 4.8727274 based on 55 reviews

Great time Great quiet location,

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantasic week, spent many hours under the Tiki Hut ,Had a very difficult time getting my Labador to pack up and leave with us. Great conversations with Charlie, who stop by to make sure everything was fine and working properly. Can't wait to come back again.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Coeur d'Alene, ID

Clean, comfy and location is great.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Charlie's. We were apprehensive about hurricane damage to the unit as well as the surrounding businesses. Charlie kept us abreast of the many changes he made with new furniture, appliances and walls. The place was move in ready when we arrived and the Cabana Club opened that day as well. A wonderful week was had by the 4 of us. It was nice to eat and enjoy the weather outside under the tiki hut. This is my go to place in the keys.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome week!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 had a wonderful week at Tropical Retreat. Everything was neat and clean. We enjoyed the views of the canal and taking our boat out fishing and sunset cruises. Easy access to Atlantic and Gulf. Cooked on the grill and dined under the tiki hut. The underwater light entertained our dog for hours watching the fish. Washer, Dryer, and bait/ice freezer was nice to have. Plenty of parking for boat trailer, truck, car. Nice quiet street off the main road. Charles was the best host. We enjoyed his visit and fishing/dining recommendations. He was always quick to respond to any questions. Wish we could have stayed an extra week.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tropical Retreat was fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

We had a blast! This was a perfect location and Charlie was most accommodating. The house was recently renovated, very attractive, cozy, and immaculate. We especially enjoyed the tiki hut at the end of the day when we came in from a full day on the water. The Cabana Club membership was an added benefit that we enjoyed.

Charlie has paid great attention to every detail and you can tell that he takes great pride in this property. Our family of four was very comfortable and there was ample parking, which is not always the case at some units. The docking space and bait freezer, among other features, were top notch. We would definitely recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake Worth, FL

Great Key Colony Rental

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a week's stay at the "Tropical Retreat" with my husband and two teenage sons. The unit was clean, comfortable and well-stocked with all the essentials. We had plenty of room to relax due to the separation of the bedrooms and kitchen/living room areas. The bait freezer outside was very convenient. Boat dockage was more than ample and the whips kept the boat nicely off the dock. We really enjoyed the patio for morning coffee, the grill for cooking lobster and the tiki hut for night time refreshments. A wonderful time was had all. Thanks to Charlie for sharing your little slice of paradise!!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at Charley's house. We also had a great fishing trip. The house was clean and tidy with just about everything we needed even some spare snorkling gear, that we used(not cheap junk). Had a couple small issues, but a quick call to Charley and most was taken care of

Pretty quick. The underwater lights are real cool my granddaughter loved them would stay again.

Thanks Charley

By: David & Laurie

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sombrero Beach
One of the nicest beach in the keys
Old Seven Mile Bridge
Cabana Breezes -- CLOSED
Key West
Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Key West Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sparkey's / Cabana Breezes
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
KCB Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
US 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Tarpon Creek/Key Colony Inn/Sparkey's
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Cocoa Plum / Sombrero Beach (Public Beaches)
Car: recommended

Membership in the exclusive Key Colony Cabana Beach Club with heated Olympic pool and private beach.

Public and private boat ramps available in Key Colony. Launch your boat and tie to your own dock.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $107.5
Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 12.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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