Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in Duck Key that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $157 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Duck Key. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Duck Key gives travelers a fun, tropical trip

Located on a small island in the middle of the Florida Keys, Duck Key is an unincorporated community in Monroe County. Once known for its history with salt production, the island is now known for its charming inns, Caribbean-style cottages, and recreational facilities. Fishing, scuba diving, and other water-based activities are popular activities travelers at Duck Key vacation rentals often enjoy while staying here. The community is also close to many equally appealing towns, although it offers a less bustling and more serene setting.

Things to do

Duck Key attractions travelers will want to see

A list of Duck Key things to see will definitely include the Crane Point Museums and Nature Center and its accompanying natural history museum, bird rescue center, and nature trails and the Keys History & Discovery Center in nearby Islamorada. A ferry provides convenient transportation for travelers at Duck Key vacation rentals wishing to explore areas between Key West and Fort Myers and the mainland. It's within these perimeters where you can find bars and clubs near Sunset Pier, the family-friendly Dry Tortugas National Park—home to 7 islands, a protected coral reef, and an assortment of beaches—and the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory.

Activities

Things to add to your Duck Key to-do list

If you're coming to Duck Key to do anything involving the water, you won't be disappointed. Options include wave running, swimming, snorkeling, water skiing, and fishing. Local beaches and nearby state parks are perfect spots for enjoying sunsets, walking, biking, and even shark-watching from a safe distance. Travelers to Duck Key vacation rentals can fill up their shopping bags at area boutiques or sign up for a private or guided tour of adjacent islands. The Overseas Highway makes it easy to plan day excursions throughout the region.

Weather

Find tropical weather in Duck Key

The climate in Duck Key is considered tropical wet-and-dry, characterized by annual rainfall of about 30 inches per year and more than 200 days of sunshine per year. Adjacent waterways keep humidity levels tolerable most of the time, which is why the comfort index for the area is above the national average. While frost may occasionally settle on the mainland, the coldest temperature ever recorded here was a still-comfy 41 degrees. Duck Key average temperatures in the summer are in the 80s and in the 60s during the winter months, and the air quality here is nearly 20 percent better than the national average.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Duck Key?

The heart wants what it wants, and right now it's craving a vacation. It's time to pack your bags and take off to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Duck Key:

  • Take advantage of handy amenities like a toaster and cookware, dishware and utensils at "Sombrero Beach Home On Canal With Private Dock And Heated Pool". Situated around 11 miles from Duck Key, this vacation rental has 3 bedrooms and is a hit with guests.
  • Another enticing choice is "Kayak Boot Key Harbor, 75ft Canal Home", which is around 11 miles from Duck Key. Featuring 2 bedrooms, a free nearby fitness center and a nearby beach, it has everything you need to keep you content and comfortable.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Duck Key vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Duck Key?

If you need to switch off and relax for a day or two, you'll find some fabulous weekend getaways in and around Duck Key. Rest and recharge your batteries at one of these popular options:

  • If exploring the great outdoors is a main priority for you, book a day or two at "Wow Private Pool, Ocean Front". Around 9 miles west of Duck Key, it's close to Upper Arsnicker Keys and Blue Hole. Amenities at this property include a barbecue grill and air conditioning.
  • Also look into "Coconut Sunsets And Open Water Views", which you'll find around 9 miles west of Duck Key. After a day of discovering nearby sights like Coco Plum Beach and San Pedro Underwater Archaeological Preserve State Park, kick back in your vacation rental and make the most of a TV, a nearby waterfront and more.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Duck Key?

If you want a simple but stylish stay, you can't beat a studio apartment. These compact properties exude charm and are often conveniently located in the middle of town. We recommend the following options in or near Duck Key:

  • One of our top picks is "Waterfront Luxury Living Inside And Out". Book a few nights at this popular stay and you'll have access to high-speed internet services and a beach.
  • "Ocean's Edge Spectacular Panoramic Ocean View Apartment" is another wonderful stay, offering all you could need for a heavenly Duck Key vacation. Convenient amenities here include a firepit and a water park.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Duck Key?

Short-term rentals aren't hard to find in and around Duck Key. Kick back for a night or two in a penthouse, a studio apartment or a home that'll fit the family. No matter what type of property you're looking for, you'll have plenty to select from with Vrbo. These are some of our favorite options:

  • "Waterfront Luxury Living Inside And Out" is near the center of Duck Key, so you'll have loads of things to keep you occupied. Find your way to leading attractions like The Turtle Hospital and Florida Keys Country Club when you're not kicking back in your cozy rental.
  • Roll out of bed, whip up some breakfast and then plan what to explore around "Life In Paradise With Boat Slip At #1 Rated Resort In Marathon". Captain Hooks Marina and Dive Center and Island Hoppers Aerial Adventures should be on your list if you stay at this sought-after vacation rental.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Duck Key?

Nothing says "I love you" like planning a romantic weekend together. If you'd like to spend a couple of relaxing evenings away with your other half, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Duck Key that will set your hearts aflutter:

  • Put on some relaxing tunes and chill together at "Sombrero Beach Home On Canal With Private Dock And Heated Pool". Around 11 miles from Duck Key, this property has all you need for a couple's weekend away, including a swimming pool and a balcony.
  • Another option where you can spend a few precious days together is "Kayak Boot Key Harbor, 75ft Canal Home". Around 11 miles from Duck Key, air conditioning and outdoor furniture add to the atmosphere here.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Duck Key?

Share your trip and multiply the fun. Whether you're planning an active getaway with friends for a family get-together, you'll have your choice of large group vacation rentals in and near Duck Key:

  • A wide array of amenities including a water park and a chef make "Spectacular Waterfront Estate" a standout. This generous retreat has 6 bedrooms and sleeps up to 14 people. From the heart of Duck Key, it's around 11 miles away to the southwest.
  • Nothing takes priority over spending time with the people you love, and "Fall Weekly And Monthly Rates" makes it easy to do that. Located around 6 miles to the southwest of Duck Key, as many as 12 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 5 bedrooms. A kitchen and a water view are among the numerous amenities at hand here.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Duck Key?

A pool is often a nonnegotiable when choosing where to spend your vacation, especially if you've got kids in tow. Browse these houses with a pool in or near Duck Key and fill your days with laughter and fun:

  • Round up your gang and enjoy a memorable stay at "Spacious Ground Level Gulf Side House W". There's plenty to love about this getaway apart from its pool, such as pet-friendly facilities and coffee and tea making facilities.
  • Alternatively, put your bags down and your feet up at "Best Marathon House With Heated Pool And Spa". Along with a refreshing pool, you'll also have use of a toaster and childrens activities.

Duck Key has a tropical savanna climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging between 80 ºF and 85 ºF. But there's no need to wait until summer to visit. Check out the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the ideal Duck Key vacation rental and organize your getaway for whenever you like.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Duck Key?

A family get-together should be memorable. Whether you're organizing some time off with the kids or a reunion with relatives, Vrbo's large family vacation rentals in or near Duck Key offer a comfy home away from home with ample space for everyone:

  • Get your group under the same roof at "Life In Paradise With Boat Slip At #1 Rated Resort In Marathon", which has 3 bedrooms that sleep up to 8 guests. This retreat is around 7 miles to the southwest of Duck Key and features amenities such as a toaster and towels.
  • Another great choice is "Disinfecting And Sanitizing Measures On Gulf". This vacation rental is 10 miles west of Duck Key and features on-site watersports, a living room and more. With 4 bedrooms accommodating up to 10 people, you won't need to leave anyone off your invitation list.

If you want to sightsee, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions nearby to stick on your itinerary. Dolphin Research Center, The Turtle Hospital and Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters are excellent places to start.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in or near Duck Key?

Add some serious luxury to your getaway by booking somewhere that has a private indoor pool. These stunning large houses in or near Duck Key have a swimming space to call your own, as well as loads of room for whoever you're inviting along:

  • Stay at "Thanksgiving Week Available Beautiful Waterfront" and look forward to lazy poolside days. This sprawling getaway has 4 bedrooms that sleep up to 10 guests and a range of other impressive amenities. A swimming pool and a kitchen are among them.
  • Alternatively, escape to "Sun Of A Beach 7bed/5bath Updated Single Family With Private Pool", which has 7 bedrooms and caters for up to 16 guests. Along with that glorious pool at your fingertips, a swimming pool and a kitchen will help keep everyone comfortable and content.

Use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find more outstanding Duck Key vacation rental options for your next big getaway.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Duck Key?

Often situated in prime positions due to their smaller footprint, a one-bedroom vacation rental is the perfect solution if you're traveling solo or with one other person. Check out our range in or near Duck Key:

  • Good things come in small packages, and "Ocean's Edge Spectacular Panoramic Ocean View Apartment" is a fabulous example of this. This one-bedroom property can be found not far from the central streets and offers amenities like a beach view and a garden.
  • Also within easy reach of all the delights of Duck Key, "Authentic And Charming Little Cottage 60 Ft From The Ocean" is another popular one-bedroom option. After a big day of seeing the sights, return and enjoy an ocean view and a beach view.