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Destination guide

Key decisions in Stock Island

On a low-lying island in the Atlantic Ocean, Stock Island is a residential community known for its laid-back lifestyle, waterfront marinas, and easy access to some of the best beaches in the Florida Keys. Just east of Key West, Stock Island is a major destination for watersports, and you'll find everything from jetskiing and boat charters to snorkeling, sunbathing, and fishing. And with a Stock Island vacation rental, you'll be close to local landmarks like the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden, the Key West Golf Club, and the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum.

Things to do

There's more to see than sea on Stock Island

Once you've had your fill of fun in the sun (if that's even possible), you can check out the many sights around your Stock Island vacation rental. At the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden, you can see a wide array of native plants and animals. The 15-acre forest also boasts many species of neotropical birds. Next door, on Key West, the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum is always worth a visit. You can take a tour of the author's stately former residence, and get to know the 54 polydactyl cats that now call the site their home.

Activities

Stock Island – water you waiting for?

It may be small, but Stock Island's got plenty to do. Boating is a popular pastime, and you'll find a number of outfitters offering fishing and sightseeing charters, as well as dolphin- and shark-watching tours. Watersports are also a big draw, and you can enjoy everything from snorkeling and scuba diving to jetskiing, parasailing, and windsurfing. And if you'd rather just lie on the beach and catch some rays, well, that's fine too – the nearby Smathers Beach boasts a half mile of sandy coastline along the southern coast of Key West.

Weather

Set fire to the rain on Stock Island

Like much of the Florida Keys, Stock Island has a tropical wet-and-dry climate, which means hot, wet summers and warm, dry winters. Rainy summer storms are common, and average highs hover near 90ºF from June through September. Winter is drier, with highs around 75ºF in December, January, and February. Thanks to the mild, sunny temps between November and April, Stock Island is a popular destination for visitors escaping harsher weather farther north. If you don't mind packing an umbrella, you can score a sweet deal on a Stock Island vacation rental during the warmer, wetter summer months.

Natural features

Stock Island – it's all within your beach

Set on a small, low-lying island in the Florida Keys, Stock Island is basically the platonic ideal of island living. While the island is relatively residential, there are still large swaths of undeveloped space, mostly on the northern side of the island. Boasting a wide array of native flora, The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden offers a glimpse of the island's former, untamed splendor. At the nearby Smathers Beach, on Key West, you'll find half a mile of sandy shoreline, and it's a popular place to spot dolphins and the area's bounty of brightly colored fish.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Stock Island

The nearest airport is in Key West, FL (EYW-Key West Intl.), located 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Stock Island?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 243 vacation rentals around Stock Island. From 69 house rentals to 41 boat rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Stock Island?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Stock Island:

  • Old Town: 1,071 vacation rentals
  • Historic Seaport: 794 vacation rentals
  • Uptown/Upper Duval: 267 vacation rentals
  • Meadows: 571 vacation rentals
  • Midtown: 1,210 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Stock Island?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Stock Island. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Robbie's: 1,653 vacation rentals
  • Key West Harbour: 1,690 vacation rentals
  • Southernmost Point: 1,489 vacation rentals
  • South Beach: 1,490 vacation rentals
  • Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park: 1,489 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Stock Island listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Stock Island?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 69 Houses in Stock Island. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Stock Island include:

  • Boats: 41 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 83 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 37 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Yachts and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Stock Island?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 211 vacation rentals with pool available in Stock Island. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Explore destinations around Stock Island

Robbie's
1,653 vacation rentals
Key West Harbour
1,690 vacation rentals
Southernmost Point
1,489 vacation rentals
South Beach
1,490 vacation rentals
Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park
1,489 vacation rentals
Mallory Square
1,490 vacation rentals
Higgs Beach
1,495 vacation rentals
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
1,489 vacation rentals
Harry S. Truman Little White House
1,490 vacation rentals
Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
1,490 vacation rentals
The Oldest House - Key West
1,490 vacation rentals
Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum
1,490 vacation rentals
Donkey Milk House
1,490 vacation rentals
Nancy Forrester's Secret Garden
1,490 vacation rentals
Red Barn Theater
1,490 vacation rentals
Florida Keys Eco - Discovery Center
1,489 vacation rentals
Fort East Martello Museum and Gallery
1,646 vacation rentals
Audubon House and Tropical Gardens
1,490 vacation rentals
Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory
1,490 vacation rentals
Ripley's Believe It or Not
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