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Destination guide

Enjoy a laid-back lifestyle in Key Colony Beach

Hyped as one of Florida’s best kept secrets, Key Colony Beach is a great place to experience the Sunshine State. Sure, Miami and Key West harbor have glamorous reputations, but when it comes to a laid-back lifestyle and tight-knit community vibe, Key Colony Beach comes up trumps. With a tiny population and a handful of waterfront restaurants to choose from, you’ll soon feel like part of the tribe. Want to holiday like a Florida Keys veteran? Feel right at home in an incredible Key Colony Beach vacation rental.

Things to do

Make a splash in Key Colony Beach

With its tropical climate and sun-drenched beaches, you might find it hard to drag yourself off the sand. But if you do, there’s plenty to keep you entertained in Key Colony Beach. Get up close and personal with sharks and rays at Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, or head to the Dolphin Research Center to meet the playful pod. If you want to work on your par, pack your best visor and enjoy a 9-hole game at Key Colony Beach Golf Club. Just a 1 hour drive away, you’ll find iconic attractions like the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, Butterfly Conservatory, and Mallory Square Waterfront.

Activities

Welcome to the Sunshine State

Located in the heart of the archipelago, Key Colony Beach unlocks exclusive access to both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Spend your days soaking up rays on the beach, or retreat to the privacy of your Key Colony Beach vacation rental – choose from a dreamy line-up of oceanfront condos and apartments, just steps from the waterfront. Thanks to its tropical climate Florida Keys supports a colorful ecosystem of coral reefs. This means you can enjoy kaleidoscopic snorkeling and scuba diving, just a few miles offshore. Alternatively, stay dry and reel in your very own “catch of the day” on a deep-sea fishing charter.

Weather

A winter retreat for those in search of sun

Winter is high season in Florida Keys, when throngs of sun-seekers descend on the archipelago. Visit from November to March for warm, dry weather that’s perfect for lazy days by the pool of your Key Colony Beach vacation rental. If you want to beat the winter rush, visit between March and May. The crowds taper off, and the weather tends to hover around the blissful 70s and 80s mark. If you don’t like rain, avoid August through to October. Temperatures remain sultry, but rain can bucket down on Key Colony Beach and its fellow Florida Keys resorts.

Natural features

A stateside tropical paradise

Key Colony Beach is just one of many island communities that dot the Florida Keys archipelago. Stretching for around 120 miles off the southern tip of Florida, the islands are famous for their laid-back lifestyle, pastel-hued houses, swaying palm trees, and lively nightlife. Key Colony Beach sits in the middle of the strip, and is an easy drive to both Key West and Miami. Head to the northern beaches for a dip in the Gulf of Mexico, then watch the sunset over the Atlantic Ocean. With a fruity Bahama Mama in hand, of course.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Key Colony Beach

Fly into Marathon, FL (MTH-Florida Keys Marathon), the closest airport, located 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Key West, FL (EYW-Key West Intl.), which is 47.5 mi (76.5 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Key Colony Beach?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 1,158 vacation rentals around Key Colony Beach. From 762 house rentals to 129 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a water-view property in Key Colony Beach?

The calming sounds, the undeniable sense of peace, the delightful views... is there anything better than being beside the water? Vrbo has no less than 512 vacation rentals with waterfront views in this destination. Alternatively, you might be after a different style of vacation setting. Vrbo has loads of choices, including:

  • 450 shore-front vacation rentals.
  • 380 seaside vacation rentals.
  • 337 waterfront vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Key Colony Beach?

Say goodbye to standardized, cookie cutter chain-hotel rooms. Our house vacation rentals offer a personal touch — as well as all the space you could possibly need! There are 752 options currently listed on Vrbo. Prices start from $100 a night. If that doesn't agree with your crew's taste, we've got a number of different rental options to select from, such as:

  • Condo: 106 vacation homes. Prices start from $99 per night.
  • Townhome: 89 vacation homes. Prices start from $199 per night.
  • Villa: 63 vacation homes. Prices start from $174 per night.

Can I stay in Key Colony Beach in a large group?

Whether you're going on a trip with the extended fam or spending a week away with your old school mates, it's always heaps of fun staying in a new place together! The best news is that Vrbo has options to suit you. The leading option for bigger groups here are house vacation homes, and we have 189 currently listed. The rental options that can provide for large groups here include:

  • If yours is a party of 6, we have 318 vacation homes perfect for that size. Stay a night for as little as $119.
  • Keen to find a rental property for 8 people? We have 277 that will work well. You can get one for as low as $157 a night.
  • Seeking out rentals catering to 10 guests? You'll be delighted to discover we have 176 that will fit the bill. You can bag one from just $183 per night.

So don't fear! When you travel with us you can bring your uncle, your sister and all your friends to Key Colony Beach.

Where are the cheapest rentals in Key Colony Beach?

Cut down on those hefty accommodation expenses with a little help from Vrbo. You'll find a range of fabulous rentals and save heaps of cash! When it comes to discovering a great deal, your first stop ought to be Marathon Shores. Here, Vrbo has 385 rentals at an average price of $287 per night. Another 273 Vrbo rentals are available in or around Coral Lagoon. With an average price of $301 per night, you're sure to snatch a deal worth bragging about.