About this rental
This is a large stilted duplex located in a tropical paradise. The water view property is located on the island City of Key Colony Beach in the Middle Keys (near Marathon). This is a canal-front unit with a 37.5 step down concrete dock with quick easy access to ocean. Dock comes with ladder access and fish cleaning table and easy access to both the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. The home features a large deck overlooking the canal (great place to dine). The master bedroom has king-size bed and guest bedroom has a double and twin. This home is open bright and airy completely remodeled with tile in kitchen, living room, hall and bathrooms. Bedrooms have hardwood floors throughout. Flat Screen televisions in every room, spacious closets and separate washer and dryer area. Fully furnished kitchen, and linen closet. Picnic area and gas grill with plenty of seating at dock for night fishing. Wireless access.
Cabana Club Membership comes with property. rental.
Weber Grill and picnic area by the waterfront
TV's in every room.
Sliders in each room , Kitchen and Living Room areas
Why Kids Love It
Fishing by the Dock is so exciting for children in the early evening.
Cabana Club is awesome for the kids.
Bike Rentals are fun to ride around the area in Key Colony Beach
Public Beach located at Sombrero Blvd a mile away w/playground.
Playground/Hoops located on 7th Street -located 3 streets from house.
Manatees come to the dock periodically. So much fun for the kids to see!!
Key Colony Beach is a tropical paradise known to be the "Gem of the Florida Keys" for decades. You can see the beautiful reef environment, the safety of the area (Key Colony Beach has its own police officers).
Key Colony Beach's famous sign "Honestly now, what's your hurry?" is a reminder that you are off the highway and it is an invitation to enjoy this city by slowing down on land and in the canals and share the road with many boaters, paddlers, swimmers and manatees.
Great way to unwind!
Attractions Within Walking Distance
Cabana Club, Pool, Bar, Food and Ocean
Key Colony Inn Restaurant
Marina; 9-Hole Golf Course
Favorite Places To Eat
Key Colony Inn, KCB
Morada Bay, Islamorada (Dinner on the Beach)
Franks Grill, Marathon
Island Fish Company, Marathon
Florida Keys Steak and Lobster, Marathon
Castaway Waterfront Restaurant and Sushi Bar, Marathon
Sunset Grill, Marathon
Porky's Bayside Restaurant and Marina, Marathon
Marathon Grill and Ale House, Marathon
7 Mile Grill, Marathon
Burdines Waterfront, Marathon
The Stuffed Pig, Marathon
Wreck and Galley Grill, Marathon
Key Colony Beach is a small, friendly, walkable island in the heart of Marathon, in the Florida Keys. Located mere minutes from beaches, bike and running paths, golf courses, tennis courts, the Dolphin Research Center, Aquarium Encounters and the Turtle Hospital. This area is known is amazing local food, restaurants and bars. With Key West a one hour scenic drive away…there is something for everyone.
Relax and enjoy the beautiful Florida Keys!
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Attractions: churches; marina; museum (check out Cranes Point) ; playground; restaurants
Leisure Activities: Beach combing (Public Beach Sombrero Beach) ; outlet shopping; scenic drives; sight seeing; walking
Cabana Club membership included: Cabana Club has pool, hot tub, ocean, bar and restaurant.
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Apr 03 - Apr 10 2023
Apr 24 - Jul 21 2023
Jul 22 - Jul 29 2023
Jul 30 - Aug 04 2023
Aug 05 - Aug 12 2023
Refundable Deposit: $500
Booking Fee: $50
Cleaning Fee: $175
Tax Rate: 12.5%
Refundable damage deposit of $500
Realtor Booking Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%
No Pets Allowed
$1,675/week (off-season rate) plus a one-time cleaning fee of $175.00
$1,800 Holiday weeks; Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, and Easter
$1,950 PEAK Lobster Weeks; Mini Lobster rate (July 22 -29 and August 5-12)
$6,700/monthly off-season or Peak season weekly rate x 4 = Monthly rate - No Pets Allowed
Plus Florida State Tax. 12.5% taxes applied to the above prices
A $500 Refundable deposit is required to hold the reservation.
No partial weeks, please
Owner's Cancellation Policy
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
The Fee is fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for a 100% refund.
Last updated on March 27, 2023
Hosted by Denise Lawhorn
Member since 2018
Year Purchased: 2002
About the owner: My husband and I purchased the property back in 2002. We have enjoyed going to Key Colony Beach with our two boys over the years. My husband maintains the property yearly with fresh paint and new updates. This unit is in pristine condition and we enjoy sharing our home with others so they can enjoy the beautiful weather and activities. Book early these weeks tend to go quickly.
Relax and enjoy your vacation !
Denise and Curt
Why this property? The property is located at the opening of Vaca Cut with easy access to both the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. The Canal front comes with a 37.5 step-down concrete dock with a ladder. This unit is in pristine condition and is private and quiet. The unit is light and airy and is well supplied with items.
Come and enjoy - most of all RELAX!!!
Guestbook comments from the host:
The house is beautiful and right in Key Colony Beach. Everything that you need is close by and easy to get to. The house is right on the water and we fished everyday right off the dock when we got hot we would go to the Cabana Club which is right down the street. We also went to Key West which is only an hour away! This house was a beautiful place to stay for me and my friends and we highly recommend it to anyone looking for a nice place to stay.
Tasteful, clean, well-equipped, great location,
5 of 5
Whenever we travel to key colony and need a place to stay, this property is where we inquire first. The owners are easy to work with, the kitchen has everything we need for preparing excellent gourmet fish dinners from our catch and the neighbors are pleasant. Refreshing change from the ill-equipped, tackily decorated rentals in the same price range. Great house.
We had an amazing time. The house was perfect for our family of four. The only thing we would have liked to have known was that there were no hand soap, dish soap or trash bags in the house. Other than that we loved our stay!
The unit was spotless upon arrival with all of the amenities exactly as described. The gas grill was very convenient and made family grilling and dining easy for me (dad). In addition, with such close proximity and visibility of the dock I was able to watch the kids fish while I prepared meals. The dock was wonderful; it was very spacious and we spent hours fishing off of it (we even saw a manatee! :) ) With a ladder off of the dock we were also able to kayak down the canal which was an amazing experience. My kids very much enjoyed the nautical-themed bedroom. Each room offered plenty of lighting and the master bedroom was plenty spacious for my wife and I. The master bathroom connected to the master bedroom was a very nice bonus. The porch offered great views of the canal and was a very pleasant place to enjoy the sunset. As a whole, the property offered close proximity to the Cabana Club, as well as some of the top places for fishing and dining in the Keys.
Denise was very professional and a pleasure to rent from. She was very helpful, answering all questions that we had (and we had a lot LOL :) ). We will definitely be renting from Denise in the future!!!
This was our second year in a row renting this home, and again everything was just perfect for us ~~ although the weather could have cooperated a little more as far as being able to fish offshore!
Denise and Barbara (the realtor) were great to work with! We will be back!!
Exceeded our expectations
My wife and 2 daughters stayed here for 2 weeks. The property was perfect and was exceptionally clean and updated. The house was furnished nicely and had extra beach towels for our use. The dock and backyard area was perfect. We also loved the covered sitting deck area also. The kitchen was well equipped and fully stocked with everything we needed. Key Colony beach is centrally located in the Keys, making it a perfect spot to be convenient to the upper or lower Keys. We loved the Cabanna Club and the private beach. WHEN we come back, this is where we will be staying!
Stayed: May 2022 Submitted: June 13, 2022
Thank you for your lovely review. Every year we are always updating for our renters enjoyment.See you again soon.
Great vacation rental in KCB
We just completed a wonderful stay at 661 10th street. The property and grounds were immaculate. The spacious house was well equipped with every amenity you could think of. This was one of the best rental properties we’ve ever stayed at. All the furnishings were clean and up to date. We’ve stayed at several properties in KCB and this one is head and shoulders above the others for about the same price. We intend on coming back regularly.
Stayed: April 2022 Submitted: April 28, 2022
Paradise in the Keys
This was a perfect place for our family of 4! We enjoyed everything about our stay in Key Colony! This awesome community has it all! We especially enjoyed the Cabana Club, Sunset Park & just sitting out on the canal in front of the house and watching the wildlife! Denise was always quick to respond to any questions I had. I highly recommend this rental & we hope/plan to return in the future! :)
Stayed: December 2021 Submitted: January 04, 2022
Thank you for your lovely review. You are welcome back anytime. Take care
I was so happy to return to my favorite vacation spot in Key Colony. The house is beautiful and the Lawhorn’s are so easy to work with. The renovated kitchen is pristine and well equipped with everything you need. It is in a quiet neighborhood with a dock overlooking the canal. I particularly enjoyed the Cabana Pool Club and Beach and there are a lot of activities for the entire family. Restaurants are nearby and it is only 50 miles from Key West. Can’t wait to visit next year!
Stayed: April 2021 Submitted: April 27, 2021
Thank you!! See you next year
Can't wait to return and do it again. Our stay was in such a nice place with tons of amenities for everyone. Our vacation rental was clean and provided a very pleasant experience.
Stayed: June 2020 Submitted: June 21, 2020
Thank you we are glad you enjoyed your vacation. We look forward to renting to you and your family again.Stay well!
What a way to start off the New Year!
Key Colony Beach is indeed "the gem of the Florida Keys." It offers shops, restaurants, beach and pool access, golf, tennis, and really friendly people. I enjoyed a phenomenal jazz concert and a hilarious play at the Marathon Community Theatre. The half duplex I stayed in was really nice and had all the comforts of home. It's an easy drive to enjoy the shopping and dining in Islamorada. Of course, you must make the hour drive to the amazing Key West. There's something for everybody there - a people-watcher's mecca. I have been coming to Key Colony Beach for over 20 years. Every visit is relaxing and fun. Of course, the weather is indeed Paradise. I'll be back.
Stayed: January 2019 Submitted: January 29, 2019
Thank you for your wonderful review. Please come back soon, we are renovating the kitchen and replacing all the furniture. Stay tune for updated pictures in a few weeks.Thank you again.
We arrived to this property Saturday afternoon and found it exactly as pictured, and very clean. The decorations make you feel right at home, and all appliances work great, there is even an extra cooler in the laundry room downstairs which served great for fishing trips. Once in your boat it’s a couple minute right to either the Atlantic or gulf and it was very easy to put the boat in the water at the public ramp within 2 miles of the house. The key colony area is very quiet and clean and was the perfect spot to relax, fish, dive and enjoy the beautiful weather.
Stayed: September 2018 Submitted: October 08, 2018
Thank you for your nice review. The kitchen renovation is complete check it out.
Hosted by Denise Lawhorn