About the Property
$1,700 - $2,200/wk., depending on season. 7 night minimum stay. Saturday-to-Saturday only during high season.
Key Colony Beach is called the “Gem of the Keys,” and for good reason! Our very well-appointed and recently updated 2BR, 2BA condo is DIRECT beach front, on one of the most beautiful PRIVATE beaches in all the Keys, set on very well maintained grounds with lush tropical landscaping, large heated pool, and a beachfront grilling Tiki! EVERY room (except the hall bath!) has a view of the beach!! All in the very middle of the Florida Keys, at MM mid-50's.
Our Two-Bedroom and Two-Bathroom, 999 square feet, top (third) floor walk-up condo features a recently remodeled and well-appointed Kitchen (with granite tops and stainless GE appliances) with an adjacent Dining area that is open to the large Living Room with a large sliding glass door that opens onto a Balcony that leaves nothing between you and a gorgeous white sand beach but a few steps across a manicured lawn. The corner Master Bedroom suite features huge windows on two walls to enjoy stunning tropical beach views from the comfort of the king-size bed, as well as a private Bathroom – with its own beach view – and closet! The secondary Bedroom features two full-size beds, a closet, and a huge window overlooking the beautiful beach below. A sunrise so beautiful you will set your alarm early, no matter how late you were up the night before, is viewable from every room – but is most spectacular from the private balcony, where it’s accompanied by the gentle sounds of ocean waves rolling onto the beach. Flat screen TV’s with cable are located in both the Living Room and Master Bedroom – not that you’ll want to watch TV while you’re visiting this paradise – and password-enabled Wi-Fi is unique to this unit!
On the beautiful tropically-landscaped grounds, besides the exquisite, private white sand beach that we’re famous for, there is a large heated pool surrounded by relaxing lounge chairs and grass-roofed or umbrella’d tables with seating, a manicured lawn with more lounge chairs overlooking that gorgeous beach, a beach-front Tiki hut with outdoor dining tables and gas grills, a shuffleboard court, outdoor showers, as well as an outdoor storage area for kayaks that can be delivered from many of the nearby rental businesses. And, there’s Wi-Fi at the pool and beach, too!
Sea Isle Condos are only walking distance to many popular activities, destinations and businesses. Sunset Park, where locals and visitors alike come together to enjoy breathtaking sunsets every evening, is only steps away. Key Colony Inn, one of the very best restaurants in all of the Keys, is a leisurely 8 minute stroll down beautiful West Ocean Drive – with a dedicated walking/biking lane. Just beyond KCI is a Par-3 golf course, tennis courts, pickle ball courts and a kid’s playground. And, all within 7 minutes more past KCI, there’s Key Colony Beach Marina (where you can charter an offshore or backwater fishing trip), Causeway Pizza, DK’s Beach Boutique, a hair salon, and the Post Office. A few minutes more and you’re at the Cabana Club or Havana Jack’s restaurant. On adjacent Marathon, just a few minutes’ drive away, you’ll find Publix and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, a Home Depot, Mariner’s Hospital, Marathon International Airport, and dozens of restaurants ranging from fast food to diners to fine dining – many overlooking spectacular open-water views.
Nearby activities, destinations and attractions include Aquarium Encounters, Dolphin Research Center, The Turtle Hospital, Florida Keys Country Club, Curry Hammock State Park, Crane Point Preserve, Marathon Air Museum and Pigeon Key Visitor’s Center – none more than a 13 minute drive. Diving, snorkeling, boating and fishing opportunities abound, from minutes away to up and down the entire stretch of the Keys. Theatre of the Sea, World Wide Sportsman and History of Diving Museum in Islamorada are about 40 minutes away, with John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park and the African Queen tour in Key Largo another 30 minutes down the Overseas Highway. Head south, towards Key West, and stop along the way at legendary Bahia Honda Key State Park to enjoy nature, or at Big Pine Key (24 miles) to see world famous Key Deer. Once in Key West visit the Hemmingway House, the Mel Fisher Museum, the famous Key West Aquarium, the Butterfly Conservatory, the Southernmost Point in the US, and countless legendary restaurants, watering holes, tours, attractions and shopping opportunities.
Key Colony Beach, even though the entire island is only 0.3 square miles, is its own City, with its own City Hall, Police Department, Post Office, Building Department and Maintenance Department – and these folks work hard to ensure our little paradise is safe, clean and enjoyable for everyone who visits. Some of KCB’s rules for vacation rentals include minimum 7 day rentals, and maximum occupancies based on how large the house or condo is – for our 999 square-foot condo, City rules limit us to a maximum of four (4) occupants. Please note this is a third-floor unit with stairs - there is not an elevator; most everything in the Keys is already elevated, so this amounts to 1 extra flight compared to most properties. Some additional rules for our Sea Isle Condos include no pets, no smoking in the buildings, and no boats or trailers in the parking areas. If you would like to bring a boat or skis with you, private storage is available both on and off the island. This past fall a guest of ours brought his flats boat and stored it at the nearby dry storage facility for 9 days, with unlimited ins and outs, for $300 (including secure trailer storage) – boat size and availability dependent. If you’re renting with us, just ask for the contact info, and we’ll gladly supply it.
During the “high season” (mid-December through end of April) rentals are limited to Saturday-to-Saturday only (no mid-week arrivals or departures), and the rate is $1,700 per week. These weeks are usually booked a year in advance, but occasionally there’s an opening or a cancellation, so if you don’t see the week you want, please check back! The “mid-season” (May through mid-December) rate is $1,500 per week, and we prefer to do Saturday-to-Saturday, but if you have a request for a different 7 day (or longer) window, let us know and we’ll see if we can accommodate you (generally easier to do in May, October and November than the summer months).
There’s a 12.5% local tourism tax, as well as a $135 cleaning fee. There’s also a $300 security deposit required, which will be returned unless there’s excessive cleaning or damage. A list of the rules, regulations, and a rental agreement can be sent to prospective tenants upon request.
Why Kids Love It
I've got two young daughters who literally prefer Sea Isle and Key Colony Beach over Disney and cruises. It's a comfortable, unrushed environment that is really agreeable to all.
Key Colony Beach is a small (0.3 sq. mile) island city near the very middle of the Florida Key, just off of Marathon (ocean side), with a single causeway road on and off the island. The island has its own police department, a par-3 golf course, tennis courts and pickle ball courts, two play grounds, a marina with a charter fishing fleet, some awesome restaurants, and shops - ALL within reasonable walking distance.
Just off the island is the city of Marathon, with both a Publix and a Winn-Dixie, a Home Depot, a hospital, an airport with a 5,000' runway and rental cars; and countless restaurants, snorkeling/diving/fishing opportunities, as well as historical sites including Pigeon Key and Crane Point.
At the intersection of the causeway and the Overseas Highway, you can turn left and in about 50 miles in you're in Key West, or, turn right and in about 50 miles you're in Key Largo. All of the Keys lie between those two points - that you'll be directly between when staying at Sea Isle Condos in Key Colony Beach.
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Jun 26 2021 - Jul 02 2022
Jun 26 2021 - Oct 01 2022
Oct 09 2021 - Nov 19 2021
Nov 28 2021 - Dec 11 2021
Dec 11 2021 - Apr 30 2022
Cleaning Fee: $150
Tax Rate: 12%
Last updated on July 08, 2021
Year Purchased: 2020
About the owner: After renting here for years, we finally bought the condo we always wanted! We visit regularly from Jacksonville with our two daughters, who literally prefer Key Colony Beach over Disney!
Why this property? It's the premium condo on the premium private beach in the finest city in Keys! Very comfortable with great destinations in walking distance.
Calendar last updated: July 08, 2021
I cannot thank the owner enough. This place is even better than imagined. Everything about this rental was flawless, from the rental manager to the condo. We can't wait to return.
Stayed: December 2020Submitted: December 17, 2020
Teresa -Thanks immensely for the incredibly kind words! We're so happy y'all stayed with us and enjoyed yourselves! We look forward to your next stay.Richard