NYE avail! for 6, 2dogs/ Pool,2 beaches/NS/30'DocK

WOW! This is the view of INCH BEACH oceanside (see our rental between the trees)
WOW! This is the view of INCH BEACH oceanside (see our rental between the trees)Walk across st. to private Inch Beach ocean/sandy beach- seaweed groomed daily!1038 W.Ocean Dr., KCB 33051: 30'Dock, 2BR,2BA, sleeps 6 max, NON-smoking +2 DOGS30' boat dock:lts./elec/water/hose/bait freezer/fish table (just coated/nTopical map of the FL Keys- we are annexed off of Marathon Key, Mile Marker 53.5Map of Key Colony Beach oceanside & closeby Vaca Cut (US 1 bridge) to Gulf quickWe're across street from ocean, near Sea Isles & Egret (bottom left corner)!KEY COLONY BEACH aerial view w helpful descriptions!
Rental on the lower left!Our brown roof rental between canal, address & Inch Beach location descriptions!Check out floorplan PRIOR to check in! Front faces ocean (So) & rear canal (No)!HIGH ceiling,2 fans & open floor plan KIT/DR/LR '15  sofa/loveseat/coffee table!Close up of '15 comfy LR sofas & open concept to kitchen/dining areas (8 seats)!Cook in the kitchen & watch TV- LOTS of LR seating: sofa, loveseat,sleeper sofa!42" LG CABLE HGTV/VCR & LR queen sleeper sofa (linens provided) + LOTS of SUN!VCR & asstd. FL Keys VHS tapes plus board games, sorry DVD broken :(CD player- take to the beach w your headphones or play music on balcony!NEW WH. PAINTED CABINETS/MICROWAVE! Well Stocked kitchen w everything you need!SS side by side, smooth stove top (DW & new SS under mount microwave not in pic)RARE sunny ocean views & TV-spacious/vaulted/open floor plan (floral sofa gone)!(Pic prior to NEW PAINT/SS microwave) SS fridge,stove,DW; disposal + coffeemakerDining area: 4 chairs/table + 4 countertop bar stools & O/S propane gas grill-r!Enjoy outdoor dining & Happy Hour on front balcony looking toward ocean!SS Gas Grill (propane) on front balcony with partial ocean views/trop. breezes!FRONT balcony & oceanviews! Pub table/4 swivel pub chairs/2 chairs/propane grillRARE Hall to laundry, GBA & 2 bedrooms- no walking thru GBRM to MBRM (many do)!'16 Maytag W/D inside, across from kitchen (don't go outside like some rentals)!Hall BA: tub/shower combo, lot of towels, hair dryers, door mirror + robe hooks!Stereo: CDs incl.Jimmy Buffet CDs/books, asstd.books + childrens, games + cards!WATERVIEWS from BOTH  bedrooms down entire length of canal to Vaca Cut/Marathon!KING MBRM, desk/chair, 32" flat TV (no pic), NEW carpet, "rare" walk in closet!Wake up to rare water views from both rear bedrooms, (others face street noise)!Rare MBRM walk in closet, and lots of hangers too!Rare, spacious, large  & sunny onsuite 4 pc. bathroom- enjoy!  (closet on the L)Roomy MBA: stocked med. cab., 2 sinks, soaking tub/corner shower, LOTS of towelsAfter a long, hot day in the sun, relax & enjoy a SOAK in this bright sunny tub!MBA corner shower, robe hooks & mirror on door (GBA hooks & mirror too)!LOTS of towels in both bathrooms, incl. beach towels (linens & asst.pillows too)Our Guest reviews read: "if Patty doesn't have it you don't need it", book now?2 twins or KING conversion setup (ask @ booking), same rear canal views/balcony!GBRM new carpet, dresser, mirror & nightstand, slider to canal on R (TV broken).WOW! Most bedrooms don't see this when they wake up- ENJOY! (TV in pic broken)Twins or "king" option, 2 closets, iron/board (+ LR sleeper sofa linens provd.).GBR closet: Cosco Play & Stay in blk. bag/fitted sheet, toys, laundry + vacuum!100' Canal, 30'Dk, fish cleaning table/lights/water/hose/bait freezer/o/s showerWater views front & rear- look down canal from 2 stilted bedroom sliders/balconyWOW!  Our end canal location views Marathon/lights at night!
Opens to Atlantic!RELAX! REAR PATIO table w 4 swivel chairs after a long day at beach/on the boat!Plus these chairs/side table for sitting around after cleaning fish dockside!View down end of canal! Lots of parking:2 cars or 1 car/1boat trailer + drivewayWOW! oceanviews & RARE Inch Beach membership (R), long driveway to walking path!Unbeatable location: ON walking path, INCH BEACH, Sunset Park 1+ blk, CC 5 blks!RARE Inch Beach ocean club entrance via balcony, just walk over- chairs await!Balcony view to "rare" & CLOSE ocean membership "INCH BEACH" (coded gate entry)Another view of Inch Beach, and extended parking lot!Parking lot to Sunset Park just 2 blocks west, dog friendly & viewing pier only!Sunset Park, just 1+ blocks west on walking path.  Pier for viewing only, dogs!SUNSET PARK by DAY viewing pier, dog water spicket! 1+ blk west on walking path!SUNSET PARK by NIGHT! 1+ blk west on walking path- viewing pier & doggie bags!CC Membership for 6: sandy beach groomed daily, showers/changing rooms- 6 blks.CABANA CLUB 65' temp. controlled POOL/BEACH MEMBERSHIP included in rate (for 6)!CC:looks inviting doesn't it? 11/14 redone:temp.control 65' pool/spa/sandy beachReady to book now?  Just jump in and enjoy!Cabana Club after renovations!Cabana Club snack bar for food & drinks (free tap water),  shower/changing roomsCC beach, loungers provided, rent towels, food/drink service available on beach!CABANA CLUB sandy ocean beach view/loungers. ENJOY public fishing pier (on L)!HAVANA JACKS fishing pier + Tiki Hut Bar open to the public! (next door to CC)HAVANA JACKS:new owners/remodeled (was CABANA BREEZES), public fishing pier +++Wow! Havana Jacks w great seating outside, Tiki Hut bar, public fishing pier +++closeby Top rated restaurant/bar/live music, 700 W. Ocean Dr., by golf coarse!Sparkys bar & restaurant next to Marina- Happy Hour $.25 shrimp!Leigh Annes' Coffeehouse, next to Sparkys & marina (open breakfast & lunch).KCB PRIV.MARINA: ramp to launch own boat (in/out$), buy bait/fuel or rent boat!KCB Priv. Marina- book scuba diving, deep sea fishing excursions, etc.On Sadowski Parkway, just down the way from the private Marina, diving boats!KCB Post Office (rent a box for longer stays), near City Hall, W. Ocean Dr.(7th)KCB City Park gazebo, dog friendly, near Post Office/Key Colony Inn(Ocean Dr. W)Par 3 Golf coarse open to the public, with tee fees/rent clubs too @7th/8th Sts.KCB 9 Hole Golf Coarse for fee + rent clubs, HORSESHOES, BOCCI BALL & restrooms!City of KCB public BASKETBALL COURTS near golf coarse + playground(7th/8th sts.)KCB Tennis Courts- pay for court time...near golf coarse on 8th St.!KCB playground equipment (7th/8th Sts.) on path, near all sports & restrooms tooChildren's playground next to golf coarse (7th/8th Sts.)Kings Fisherie in Marathon off of US1- buy fresh fish daily!Your hosts- Barry & Patty Levy!
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1038 West Ocean Drive, Key Colony Beach, FL 33051

$800/week - $800wk:12/7- 12/16- Pool/2 beach/30'DK/2dogs/NS

For stays between 12/7/16 and 12/16/16

7 night minimum stay!
Up to 6 persons incl. babies & 2 dogs (addl. rent, deposit & questions answered!)

NYE avail! for 6, 2dogs/ Pool,2 beaches/NS/30'DocK
Home
2 bedrooms
6 guests
Varies min stay

Overview Description

Overview

Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 6
Type: Home
Per week: $800 - $2,000
Per month: $6,000
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Key Colony Beach vacation home rental
"LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION" and 2 "OCEAN BEACH MEMBERSHIPS" (rare to find), KEYS OCEAN DRIVE RENTAL has it ALL!!!

Our duplex is at 1038 Ocean Drive West (33051), across the street from the Atlantic Ocean, with a 30' boat dock at the end of the 10th/11th Sts. boating canal (see all details below)!!!

Legally sleeps 6 max. (including babies); 1,314 sf 1/2 Stilted (not ground) Duplex; 2 BR, 2 BA; NON-smoking only; up to 2 dogs with questions, addl. rent & deposits.

7 night Min.licensing KCB Island Stay & our calendar is Sat. c/i to Sat. c/o only, 1 last minute exception is 12/1-12/10 flexible c/i!

TWO OCEAN BEACH MEMBERSHIPS included with our rental: max. 6 persons- including babies. Both beach memberships groomed daily of nasty, stinky seaweed! BUT sorry NO DOGS/PETS allowed!

#1. INCH BEACH: very few rentals have this "Rare" membership and none closer to it than our rental- so just walk across the street!!!! So the ocean doesn't get much closer than this! Just bring our beach towels and enjoy!!! First walk across the parking lot, code provided by owner to access gate, travel down sidewalk passing thru large grassy play area, note the 2 charcoal grills, Tiki Hut w 3 concrete picnic tables for "rare" ocean side grilling and a bin full of beach chairs/loungers provided by owners. Then this "groomed daily" sandy beach (nasty, stinky seaweed that washes up nightly hauled away) and finally a shower to wash away the sand when walking back to our rental! Our rental provides several cooler options: 1 on wheels to take to Inch Beach, 1 for boat, several soft sided ones for short beach trips or frozen food grocery shopping, plus a Tommy Bahama beach cart to haul over to Inch Beach, Sombrero Beach or nightly views at Sunset Park. Plus rental provides beach towels & a few kiddie beach toys, see large beach bag on top pantry shelf (hallway closet)! Or bring/pack your own crochet set, volleyball net/ball, soccer ball, mitt, bat & ball etc

#2. CABANA CLUB (CC) POOL membership: is the private POOL/BEACH membership with 65’ temperature controlled pool ocean side with sandy beach, just 5-6 blocks walk between 4th & 5th Sts., on Island walking, jogging, biking path at the end of our driveway (few rentals directly on this path!). With 65’ temperature controlled pool ocean side/sandy beach groomed daily of stinky seaweed that washes up nightly/lounger chairs provided at both, plus changing room & showers, free WiFi, purchase food & beverages.

Our location couldn't be better- at Mile Marker 53.5 ocean side, we are centrally located: Key Largo MM 110-120, near MM 47- start of Famous 7 Mile Bridge, Key West MM 0-5, Plus we are annexed off of the north side of Marathon, with every amenity imaginable- 2 grocery stores, 2 drug stores, hospital, tons of marinas & restaurants etc

Our Island of Key Colony Beach is a "PLANNED COMMUNITY", our rental amenities include: Sunset Park just 1 1/2 block walk (a must see with western setting nightly sunsets) ocean side with viewing pier (no fishing) jutting out into the ocean & dog friendly or walk a few blocks east to 4 restaurants/bars, KCB recreational area including: golf/tennis/basketball/horse shoes/bocci ball/children's playground equipment/restrooms and private marina/boat ramp or >30' dockage for fee/boat rentals/fuel/bait/deep sea fishing/scuba/snorkeling excursions + more!

KEYS OCEAN DRIVE RENTAL AMENITIES:

"RARE" front ocean views thanks to exclusive membership INCH BEACH and gaps between condos! Enjoy views from our front balcony and look out thru our wall of sliding doors (to LR/DR/kitchen). Plus rare rear views from BOTH bedrooms/balconies looking down the entire length of the boating canal! And fortunately how convenient & safe we are, on the limited KCB Island " path" as very few street sidewalks- for walking, dog walking, jogging, biking, strolling babies, etc.(connects to all Island amenities!).

OUTSIDE FRONT: Beautiful partial OCEAN views just across the street from LR/DR/Kitchen sliding doors or balcony: SS gas grill, pub table/4 chairs plus 2 swivel chairs & end table! Plus RARE grassy yard in front/side- great for dogs! Short walk down path (1½ blks.) to Sunset Park & pier for viewing + dog friendly!

OUTSIDE REAR: 30' BOAT DOCK, on 100’ wide deep-water boating canal (10th/11th Sts.) via Shelter Bay to Atlantic & conveniently connects to Gulf via Vaca Cut/US1 bridge. Dock JUST SEALED (11/15, but not in pic), fully equipped: bait freezer/fish cleaning table/water/hose/lights/electricity & O/S shower under carport! Park tandem under covered carport or long driveway for up to 3 cars & 1 boat trailer (1 per KCB City Code)!

SPACIOUS OPEN FLOOR PLAN w "rare" vaulted ceilings: Bright, beautiful tropically decorated LR + DR + KITCHEN. LIVING ROOM has newer LOVE SEAT, SOFA & COFFEE TABLE; plus Queen Sleeper Sofa,sleeps 2; SEE MANY PHOTOS! NEW Trane central A/C 6/16 (no window units as in many older rentals)!

KITCHEN- (see pic: o/s SS propane gas grill on front balcony off DR); fully furnished w SS Appliances: GE fridge/freezer w/ o/s ice/water/convection radiant oven/smooth top stove/'15 microwave/DW + Insinkerator disposal; '15 coffeemaker/ blender/ toasters/ elec. can opener, etc.. Fully stocked: Pots/pans; LOTS of Utensils/Knives; Silverware, Dishes, Asstd. Glasses (wine), Coffee cups, 2+ coolers (for boat or 1 on wheels to take to Inch Beach) & few kiddie beach toys, see BEACH BAGS in pantry, beach cart o/s; plus NEW 6/16 Maytag full-size W/D in hallway- don't go downstairs/outside to do laundry like in some units! (photo update: white cabinets painted '15)

AUDIO VISUAL: Equipped with 2 Cable ready TVs: LR 42" LED, HGTV internet + VCR (no DVD); MBRM 32" HGTV + VCR (SORRY, GBRM TV broken); Sony CD/iPod/iPhone stereo; asst. CDs, VHS tapes, books, games & wireless phones. PLUS FREE WIRELESS INTERNET CONNECTION (setup instructions posted on MBRM desk).

Legally sleeps 6 max. (including babies):

2 BEDROOMS: "rare" HALLWAY- don't walk thru Guest bedroom to Master bedroom as in MANY older duplexes! BOTH NEW CARPET '15

1. Large MBRM w Sealy King bed, larger walk-in closet, desk/chair, flat screen TV (not in pic) & wireless phone;

2. GBRM w 2 Sealy Twin beds or "King conversion kit" (request at booking) plus portable baby COSCO PLAY N STAY stored in double closets; dresser/nightstand/ceiling fan/alarm-clock radio; Many sizes of quilts/sheet sets/blankets/pillow choices(under beds).

3. LR Queen Sleeper Sofa,sleeps 2 (sheet set/quilt/pillows provided).

Imagine waking up from both stilted bedrooms (our canal neighbors all ground level) viewing entire length of rear canal w/ unobstructed beautiful water views toward Shelter Bay and the evening lights toward Marathon (orrr close vertical blinds for privacy- see pics)! Both elevated bedrooms have glass sliding doors to balcony (wraps around to front door), facing boating canal w/ great breezes & remember: no front facing master bedroom w lack of privacy/street noise as in most KCB ground level duplexes...

2 BATHS:

1. MBA "on suite": LARGE & SUNNY w/ 2 sinks/storage/corner shower/soaking tub underneath glass block window/linen closet/stocked medicine cabinet/full length mirror/robe hooks/LOTS OF TOWELS (asstd. sizes in both baths), BEACH towels provided too or CC rents $1 a day per person (very unusual to have such a large master bathroom as many guests/house cleaners on the Islands have stated to me)!

2. Hall bathroom: combination bathtub & shower/1 sink/storage/medicine cabinet/full length mirror/robe-towel hooks on inside door/LOTS OF TOWELS!

Date Start to End RATE Minimum Stay 7 nights (for 6 max., incl. babies)

partial RATES below, CLICK INTO OUR "Rates" CHART PAGE for more AVAILABILITY:

12/7 12/16 $ 800 any 7 nights < 30 days to c/i (Flex c/i to c/o Sat. ONLY)

12/17 12/23 $ 1,500 1 Week < 30 days to c/i (Sat. c/i to c/o Sat. ONLY)
12/31 1/06/17 $ 2,000 NYE! 1 Week (c/i Sat. to c/o Sat. ONLY)
3/04 3/31/17 $ 6,000 4 Weeks min. (note: rate chart won't allow 4 weeks, only 3 weeks or 1 month, and we don't rent by the month, just Sat. c/i to Sat. c/o)
4/01 4/14/17 $1,600 1 Week (c/i Sat. to c/o Sat. ONLY)
4/22 4/28/17 $1,425 1 Week

Click on Standard "Rates" tab (above) to see FULL up-to-date chart- 1 Wk MIN. rates vary by week, utilities included! SEE RATE CHART OR IF NOT YET POSTED, ASK BY EMAIL!

Upon MY AVAILABILITY AND YOUR request I would e-mail you a contract for review! Receipt of your signed contract & deposit holds your dates!

EX. for 7 nights: c/i 12/3 to c/o Dec.10! See addl. details below:
$800 RATE 1 Week
+ $ (12.5%) taxes​ (State & County),
= $ Total Rent​ w taxes,
+ $​ 400.00​​ refundable deposit
=​ ​​$ GRAND TOTAL,
< 30 day c/i: PAYMENT OPTIONS: Direct deposit to 5th 3rd checking account or overnight payments: cashiers check/money order, NO CREDIT CARDS, no personal checks < 30 day c/i.

With c/i 60 days or more to check in, additional payment terms, see rate chart! Deposit returned within 2 wks. after​ c/o inspection​.CANCELLATION POLICY:
"A full refund of all monies paid will be made if this contract is cancelled, by notice delivered in writing to the owner on or before (date stated on contract, "x number of " days prior to the rental period) and owner is able to secure another renter for the same rental period at the same price." The exception is last minute rentals (< 30 days prior to check in) and the contract states: "This contract is non-cancellable with "x" days or less prior to check in." If you have any questions at all, email or call me to discuss terms.

PRELIMINARY QUESTIONS THAT NEED ANSWERS:
1. are you 25 y.o. or older?
2. confirm how many in your group, including children? (we have "legal" sleeping arrangements for 6 persons ONLY)
3. any smokers in your group?
4. will you have or will you rent a boat?
5. if so, how long for our 30' boat dock
6. any pets in your group? (we are dog friendly, up to 2 with addl. rent, deposit & questions: SEE ADDL. PET QUESTIONS BELOW)
7. spayed, neutered or not?
8. any pet allergies?

If I can be of further assistance or answer any other questions that you may have, please let me know! Upon booking I can send you a TON of links for this area of the Keys as well as Key West- just ask me!

PET FRIENDLY:
If interested, WHEN INQUIRING, please answer my questions below:
QUESTIONS THAT NEED ANSWERS (new bedroom carpets 9/15):
How many? (for each, please email me back with these questions on each dog)
1. Breed:
2. Does this shed a lot, or a little or non-shedding?
3. Color:
4. Weight:
5. Age:
6. Sex:
7. Spayed or Neutered or not fixed:
8. Will be crated while you are away from the rental?
9. Where will sleep at night? i.e. in bed, in bedroom, in bathroom, etc.
10.What will sleep on at night?
11.Will have it's yearly vaccinations prior to checkin?
12.Will have it's monthly flea/tick/mites treatment prior to checkin?

NOTE: 7/17 Diving & snorkeling prohibited 4 days prior to opening of Mini-Season until 10 days after opening of commercial Lobster Season in navigable canals, marinas and within 300 feet of shoreline. KCB City Code 511 $500.00
Area Information
City of Key Colony Beach is located at Mile Marker 53.5 (oceanside), just north of the Marathon City Limits.

KCB has City Hall officials, KCB Police Dept., shared Fire Dept. with Marathon & locally governed by volunteers. See topical KCB City map link for walking path locations (connects to most amenities on our Island, but few private home rentals), links for weather, City Information etc..

If private home rental not located on the "limited" walking paths, folks must walk on the street, as very, very few sidewalks connect homes on the finger streets that are not located on Sadowski Parkway, Ocean Drive East & Ocean Drive West (which is where our rental is located as well as most hotels/motels/condos)!

KCB is a PLANNED COMMUNITY:

RECREATION: (all located on the walking path)
- Private marina, boat ramp for fee in & out, fuel, bait, snorkeling & scuba expeditions.
- KCB City park between 7th & 8th Sts. on walking, jogging, biking path:
* Public basketball court, bocci ball, pickleball, horse shoes, children's playground equipment with slide, restrooms,
* Public 9 Hole Par 3 golf coarse (fees & rental clubs), tennis courts (fees)

4 RESTAURANTS: (all located on the walking path)
- Key Colony Inn (near golf coarse)
- now Havana Jacks (next to CC on the ocean) w/ Tiki Hut bar & open to the public fishing pier (new ownership (Glunz Family), remodeled and VERY nice)
- Sparkys next to marina (happy hour shrimp)
- Leigh Anne's Coffee House (breakfast, lunch, picnic lunches, wine tastings & ice cream)

BOATING & LOCATIONS:
- The boating canal community is conveniently located near the Vaca Cut/US1 bridge to the Gulf of Mexico (gulfside).
- So boaters love the easy access from their boat dock to the wide open ocean.
- And boaters that are located on 7th St. & higher Sts. are even closer to the Vaca Cut/Gulf (see KCB topical map).
- Our rental is on the 10th/11th St. canal (again, see map)!
- Boaters located on 6th St. & lower need to idle around the Island of KCB (speed limit & wake zone) which is a little longer in time & more fuel to get there...

CABANA CLUB (CC) PRIVATE POOL/BEACH (rare, as Marathon doesn't have membership pool):
- private membership pass required for entry
- between 4th & 5th Sts., just 5-6 blocks walk on Island walking, jogging, biking path
- just renovated Nov. 2014- check out their new photos online!
Attractions within Walking Distance
Our ​Island of ​Key Colony Beach is so different ​from some other areas in the FL Keys​. KCB is ​very ​clean​, ​safe​, ​friendly and and nice for famil​ies with small children & dogs! KCB ​has ​a strong police presence​, with ​25mph ​strictly enforced, ​so set your cruise control to avoid a $$$ ticket. ​As you may not know​,​ KCB ​rental ​properties vary quite a bit from each other. Check​ out​ my listing "Guest Comment​ "section, ​ for details about how different our rental is from other rentals ​per​ past guests!!!!

​O​ur ​rental ​location couldn't be better​ for boaters & non-boaters,​ w​e are on 1038 Ocean Drive West (33051), across the street from the Atlantic Ocean and at the end of the 10th/11th Sts. boating canal with a 30' boat dock​ Our canal ​connects to​ Shelter Bay/Ocean and closeby Gulf of Mexico​ ​via the Vaca Cut bridge​ over US1. Lots of ​KCB island amenities within the canals/streets and our Cabana Club (CC) ocean side swim club membership! ​ As per the city map, our rental is on this ​"rare" ​​and convenient ​KCB city walking path ​(​very few rentals are) ​which is ​directly​ down our driveway, ​so it's easy to walk to ​important destinations: ​the Sunset Park​ nightly sunsets​ (dog friendly) ​​p​lus CC, ​priv. ​marina​/dive shop​,​ ​​public ​9 hole golf coarse (fee + rent clubs)/tennis ​(court fee)​+ basketball court/bocci ball/horseshoes/​​childrens playground equipment/restrooms and all 4 restaurants​/3 with bars​! ​If rental not on this limited path, then walk on the streets (rare sidewalks), but remember speed limit is 25 mph
Nearby Restaurants
4 restaurants​/3 with bars​:
Key Colony Inn (at end of golf coarse)
Sparkys (next to private marina)- don't miss their 25c shrimp Happy Hour!
Leigh Anne's Coffee Shop (steps away from Sparkys & marina & no bar)
Havana Jack's- oceanside (Glunz Family- new owners, formerly Cabana Breezes) next to Cabana Club with Tiki Hut bar, indoor or open air dining plus open to the public fishing pier jutting out into ocean!
Transportation
NEED A CAR TO GET AROUND AREA BEYOND ISLAND OF KEY COLONY BEACH!!!

IF YOU HAVE ADDL. GUESTS JOINING YOU, THERE IS AN INDEP. CO. AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE TO AND FROM KEY WEST, FT. LAUDERDALE & MIAMI AIRPORTS!
Best Time of the Year to Travel
SOLD OUT MONTHS OF JAN., FEB., MAR., SO BOOK EARLY!!! MOST RENTALS HAVE A MIN. STAY OF 28 NIGHTS. BUT IF AVAILABLE AFTER T'DAY, 7 NIGHTS ARE SOMETIMES OPENED UP/AVAILABLE!

SUMMER MINI LOBSTER WEEK IS ALWAYS BOOKED UP, SO RESERVE YOUR WEEK EARLY FOR THE NICEST OR THE MOST AFFORDABLE RENTAL!

CHECK WEATHER FOR HURRICANE SEASON, IF NO STORMS ARE BREWING, IT'S BEAUTIFUL IN THE KEYS!!!

About the owner

Owner Profile

Patty (Goble) Levy

Patty  (Goble) Levy

Patty (Goble) Levy

  • School:

    '72 Kansas, IL HS & '76 B.S. Indiana State University (Larry Bird fan!)
  • Work:

    Manage Short & Long Term FL Vacation Rental
  • About:

    FL Keys Rental Property Manager & Owner's wife, providing good customer service to Rental Inquiries or Renters!

    I have had an extensive 20+ yrs. outside sales career in OH, IN, KY: Pharma Sales for ER, Psychiatry, Neurology, OBGYN, IM, PC; Schering Plough/Wesley Jessen contact lenses; ...
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Availability

Availability Calendar

Rates

Rates

Begins Ends Week
Night
Weekend
Night
Weekly Monthly Min
Stay
Dec 07 2016 Dec 16 2016 - - $800 - 1 Week
Dec 17 2016 Dec 23 2016 - - $1,400 - 1 Week
Dec 31 2016 Jan 06 2017 - - $2,000 - 1 Week
Mar 04 2017 Mar 31 2017 - - - $6,000 1 Month
Apr 01 2017 Apr 07 2017 - - $1,600 - 1 Week
Apr 08 2017 Apr 14 2017 - - $1,600 - 1 Week
Apr 22 2017 Apr 28 2017 - - $1,425 - 1 Week
Apr 29 2017 May 05 2017 - - $1,325 - 1 Week
May 06 2017 May 12 2017 - - $1,325 - 1 Week
May 13 2017 May 19 2017 - - $1,325 - 1 Week
May 20 2017 May 26 2017 - - $1,425 - 1 Week
May 27 2017 Jun 02 2017 - - $1,525 - 1 Week
Jun 03 2017 Jun 09 2017 - - $1,525 - 1 Week
Jun 10 2017 Jun 16 2017 - - $1,525 - 1 Week
Jun 17 2017 Jun 23 2017 - - $1,525 - 1 Week
Jun 24 2017 Jun 30 2017 - - $1,525 - 1 Week
Jul 01 2017 Jul 07 2017 - - $1,525 - 1 Week
Jul 08 2017 Jul 21 2017 - - $1,525 - 1 Week
Jul 22 2017 Jul 29 2017 - - $2,000 - 1 Week
Jul 29 2017 Aug 04 2017 - - $1,525 - 1 Week
Aug 05 2017 Aug 12 2017 - - $2,000 - 1 Week
Oct 01 2017 Oct 07 2017 - - $900 - 1 Week
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Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 12.5%
Tax I.D.: CND5403163
Deposits: - Rental Payments Due 30-90 Days prior to Check In - < 30 days c/i, Due 3-5 days - Pay by: Money Order, Certified or Cashiers Check,Direct Deposit to 5th3rd or Bankwire transfer($15 USA/$45 Intl fee per transaction), Checks>30 days, NO Credit Cards. -$400-600 refundable deposit holds rental -Deposit Due Date 3-7 days after Contract date emailed -If not received by due date, rental could be re-rented -Dog deposit $100 per dog > 1 yr. old w/ all questions answered. Max. 2 dogs/no other animals!
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, Personal Check
Other Fees: INCLUDED: Free Memberships for 6 to Cabana Club AND Inch Beach. Plus check in Housecleaning,Bed Linens,Towels + Beach Towels! DEDUCTIONS: If Trash Rules not complied to, deduction taken, see contract terms! Dogs only: $100 Rent per dog per week, 2 MAX., no other animals! NOTE: Diving & snorkeling prohibited 4 days prior to opening of Mini-Season until 10 days after opening of commercial Lobster Season in navigable canals, marinas and within 300 feet of shoreline. KCB City Code 511 $500.0

Amenities

Amenities

  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • 1 Crib
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Dock/Boat Slip
  • Lanai
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Pet Friendly
  • Beach Chairs
  • Heating
  • Outdoor Shower
  • View (Ocean)
  • Beach Towels
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • Waterfront
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Gas Grill
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Blender
  • Hair Dryer
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • CD Player
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Iron
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Activities

  • Hiking
    (onsite)
  • Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (1 mile)
  • Basketball Court
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  • Golf
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  • Snorkeling
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  • Scuba Diving
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  • Beach
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  • Kayaking
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  • Tennis
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  • Park
    (2 miles)
  • Bicycling
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  • Live Entertainment
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  • Water Skiing
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  • Grocery Store
    (4 miles)
  • Boating
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  • Ocean
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  • Gym/Fitness Center
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  • Movie Theater
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  • Canoeing
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  • Parasailing
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  • Shopping Area
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  • Deep Sea Fishing
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  • Pool
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Other Vacation Rental Amenities
City of Key Colony Beach has a community park, 9 Hole Par 3 golf coarse (rental clubs)/tennis courts (fees), basketball court, children's playground equipment, bocci ball, horse shoes and restrooms!

Also, our Island has 4 restaurants: Key Colony Inn, Cabana Breezes, Sparkys & Leigh Annes all within wlaking distance of our rental!

Included in rental price (thru 3/26/16) is the private membership Cabana Club, just 5 blocks walk on walking, jogging, biking path at the end of our driveway (few rentals directly on this path!).
Plus rare Inch Beach membership with direct ocean access across the street from our rental. Both memberships max. 6 persons (including babies)!
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Reviews (1)

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Key Colony Beach, Florida

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Excellent
1 review
Beth Samuelson Bice

Fabulous Thanksgiving Stay!

Beth Samuelson Bice

Ankeny, IA

Fabulous Thanksgiving Stay!

December 2, 2016

We arranged to rent this beautiful and convenient 2 BR and 2BA condo for the week of Thanksgiving 2016. The owners were so easy to deal with and communication was easy. The condo was spotless and had everything we could have wanted. Plenty of linens and towels, great appliances, fantastic grill, and all the things you could need for a stay. I worried about having enough beach towels, but there was more than enough. I brought my hair dryer, but did not need to. We traveled with our 16 year old daughter and her friend and we all enjoyed the space and ability to spread out in the condo. The ipod docking stations were a neat touch and the sliding doors on both sides of the condo allowed us to open up and let the breezes blow in from the canal side and the ocean side. Teens loved Inch Beach. We all enjoyed the Cabana Club with chair cocktail service- did not expect that! We loved how walkable Key Colony Beach was. We made Sparkey's 'our place' and stopped by 4 times during our stay. We also enjoyed Leigh Ann's for breakfast and the Key Colony Inn for Thanksgiving buffet. We saw iguanas, birds and pelicans at the condo. Walked to Sunset Park for the sunset sing-along one evening which was so quaint and cute. Really no complaints at all about the condo. The only thing I can think is that the fitted sheet kept slipping off the mattress cover in the master bedroom, but that was more annoying and certainly not a deal breaker! We would return in a second and I think this condo and Key Colony Beach are hidden gems of the Keys. We were able to drive to Key West for 2 total days and we were very glad to stay away from the congestion and madness of that area.

Patty  (Goble) Levy

Owner's reply:

Thanks Beth, you're always welcomed back to our "Keys Ocean Drive"! And future guests will appreciate your summary of our rental amenities as well as Island of Key Colony Beach: Cabana Club, Inch Beach, Sunset Park plus Sparky's, Leigh Ann's & Key Colony Inn!

Also, guests can always email me with concerns or problems, prior to or during their stay...ex. Beth's sheet issue. It's easy & fixable: on the upper GBRM shelf there's a labelled tote with an extra "king sheet set".
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MY TRIPADVISOR & FLIPKEY REVIEW WEBSITES are down as I have not yet renewed my membership. I had previously posted reviews from these sites while they were up & running:

Based on 86 reviews and 1 property
5 of 5 stars Excellent - based on 80 reviews
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Listed since : Sep 2009
MOST 5 STAR GUEST POSTED TRIP ADVISOR REVIEWS IN THE ENTIRE FLORIDA KEYS (owner posted reviews not allowed on TA) !

Tripadvisor Reviews as of 8/16:

Excellent based on 86 reviews

100% of guests would stay again
Excellent 80
Very good 4
Average 1
Poor 1
Terrible 0

TripAdvisor has many site branches. My original site is Flipkey & my many "owner submitted on this site" Guest Reviews are posted by former Guests on Flipkey, as well as 114+ photos!

Please inquire/email me thru this "sister" Vacation Home Rentals site!

Palm wishes & paradise awaits you! Patty (Property Manager & owner's wife)

Relaxing vacation in Key Colony
Left on Mar 31, 2016 for a stay in Mar 2016

Donald W
Erie, Pennsylvania

Enjoyed the condo. Clean and fully equipped. Loved the easy access to the beach across the street and enjoyed the Key Colony Beach Club. Played golf at the nice par 3 course. A number of good restaurants on Key Colony and also close by. Great place to walk for exercise. Everyone was friendly.

This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Your response:
"Thanks Don, so happy to hear that you had a great vacation in paradise! And that our rental was clean & fully equipped. We have been hearing that for the past 10 years of renting... I have high standards that are attracting guests like yourself! Plus the fact that our Island is a "planned community" is a BIG bonus, lots of activities and restaurants within walking distance!!! Yes, Inch Beach just across the street from our rental is a "rare" amenity and no other members are located as close to it as we are!!! As there is a waiting list to buy a limited private beach membership share! I think that the "KCB Club" that you are referring to is the recently renovated oceanside "Cabana Club" beach club! And the fact that the City walking, jogging, biking path is just steps down our driveway is especially convenient... No walking in the streets to get to the Island many amenities! But folks, remember, the speed limit is 25 MPH, and our strong police presence takes that VERY serious= $$$!!! So SLOWWWW down, take it easy and SET your speedometer- I always do!!! Patty, owner's wife and Rental Manager"

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Perfect for my family
Left on Apr 8, 2016 for a stay in Mar 2016

irishc0lleen
Columbus, Ohio

My family loved the house and the location. Having the beach across the street and all the fun activities easily accessible from the middle keys made this house perfect for my family. The house was amazing- clean, well stocked, lots of outdoor space. I've already recommended this house to family and friends.

This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Your response:
"We love guests like Colleen, here's what she emailed me after checkout: "Hi Patty-- we had so much fun last week that I completely ignored my email... that's a rare occasion for me. xxx The house was very clean and incredibly stocked. Mxxx cut her foot on the beach and I was so pleased to see alcohol and Band-Aids in the medicine cabinet. Seems like such a little thing, but it made a big difference to us... getting that cut cleaned out right away. Location is wonderful. We had a ball meeting folks as they walked by admiring OUR owls (did you know you have owls under the driveway? Let me know if you want pictures). We used Inch Beach every day. I enjoyed walking down to Sunset Park. We had fun watching fish from the dock. Next time, we'll rent a boat. I do hope there will be a next time-- we loved your house. Thanks again!"

p.s. Those owls are on the endangered list- "ground owls"- that burrow in the ground. And because it is hatching time they cannot be moved until later. But it's creating a BIGGGG traffic congestion with cars stopping to see them or pedestrians on the walking path, stopping to watch them! (another guest emailed me that there are 100 persons & 50 cars a DAY!!!) All of my guests so far are REALLY enjoying the excitement of folks sharing in "owl watching"!!! So we feel really honored as the owls "chose" our yard to live in as their former habitat around the corner at 10th St. has started construction, forcing them to re-locate!!! I am told that there is a committee that plans to move them after hatching season to a less congested spot, away from Ocean Drive West (which is the path to Sunset Park every evening)!!! I will be positng some photos on my TA/Flipkey site that lovely guests and a neighbor have emailed me!!!"

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Relaxing Stay
Left on May 17, 2015 for a stay in Apr 2015

The condo unit is clean, comfortable, and well situated. What else could you ask for? The numerous photos are accurate, and the owner is very responsive. There was a bottle of champagne waiting for us on arrival which was a thoughful touch. The unit has plenty of towels, cooler bags, ice packs, and some beach chairs which makes it easy to go to the beach. Having a quality washer and dryer is also a big plus. There are ceiling fans in every room and the air-conditioning worked well. All the furniture was in good condition. If I had to point out any niggles, the kitchen faucet did not swivel and appeared to be loose, and the internet speed could be better (it’s DSL). But these are very minor issues in an overall great place. Key Colony Beach itself is a throwback to the 1950’s small town era. I definitely recommend renting bikes to ride around the town. The bikes will help get to the Glunz Ocean club and pool, to the local café for morning coffee and breakfast, and Spanky’s Landing for happy hour/dinner. We also rented kayaks and a paddle board, which we used in the canal off the back of the house. The water is very still there making kayaking and paddleboarding a breeze, but the canal water itself is pretty disgusting so you won’t want to get wet there.

“All Inclusive Key Colony Vacation Home in Magnificent Marathon!”
Left on 04/11/2016 for a stay in April 2016

This rental property is managed impeccably and all the details and needs have been anticipated and accommodated.

The condo/duplex is in a great location with partial views of the Atlantic Ocean and direct access from the 30' dock on the canal in back. The private access Inch Beach less than 200 yards away is fantastic and complete with shady palms and a cabana hut... the dog friendly Sunset Park less than 500 yards down the street and a wonderful spot to see the sun go down, relax at the end of the day and get to know (and sing) with the locals.... the Cabana Club is only a 10 minute walk to a private pool, hot tub, beach access and serviced bar and restaurant that can provide a fresh quench to your salted and sunburned self.

The property is well equipped with every appliance, utensil, pot, pan, and dish you might possibly want or need. Everything is in full operating condition and as described and listed (although you might need instructions for the flat screen TV's and satellite/cable). Additionally, all the linens, towels, coolers, chaise lounges, and more are available for your use.

For the adventurous, numerous restaurants, rental agencies, charter boats and more are right in the neighborhood - some of the best in Marathon for your choosing.

This is an all inclusive vacation home.... you wont be disappointed.... you will be figuring out how to get back as soon as possible.....

Response from the owner, Keys Ocean Drive 1038 W. Ocean Dr., KCB, FL 33051 - 04/12/2016
Mark- Thank you for such a wonderful review! I need to hire you for Public Relations or advertising copy!!! Others reading this are going to think that we are related (we are not) or I am paying you (I don't pay for any reviews, really)!!!!

I am so happy to hear how much you liked our rental and your vacation in our area of KCB! But I do apologize about the TV/cable operations, I do leave all of the mfgr. manuals/instructions nearby.
So that will be a new project for me when we return to paradise during the slow rental season. Patty, owner's wife & Rental Manager

A FlipKey verified reviewer:
?Christmas at Keys Ocean Drive is best gift during holidays?
Left on 01/17/2016 for a stay in December 2015
Brad (Quest)
Chicago, Illinois

What we like best about the area is that everyone is so friendly, and every property
is so pristine. I see why people flock to KCB. It is not only location, location, location.
It is also people, places to go and things to do.
We had great access to the Gulf side for launching our jet skis at a near by boat launch, just north of Sadowski/ US 1 intersection.

What we like about your property?: EVERYTHING!!
1) Keys Ocean Drive was very spacious and had everything to enjoy our stay .
2) The kitchen had everything we needed for cooking, cleaning up and washing dishes.
3) We cooked chicken on the grill for dinner, and enjoyed the balcony view day and night.
4) My mother loved your home and that is saying a lot, since we have rented around 5 different houses in KCB over the last 10 years.
5) Last but not least, the covered parking kept the inside of my car cool to go grab breakfast at Leigh Ann's Coffee House, drive to the beach or buy groceries.

I must mention that the police presents was everywhere. That gave us a great sense of security and pride to be amongst the KCB vacationers and homeowners.

The memories we made will last a life time. And I must thank you for allowing us to create them at your wonderful, beautiful home.

Response from the owner, Keys Ocean Drive 1038 W. Ocean Dr., KCB, FL 33051 - 01/18/2016

Brad was a delightful guest from the start to receiving this lovely review! One BIG family, many houses, over 10 years enjoying our Island of KCB! We hope to welcome them back soon!!!

And I am so happy that they enjoyed our rental, especially happy to hear the "fresh smell" compliment!!! And remember that we rent to dogs! In 2015 our bedroom carpets were replaced, all ceilings/doors/woodwork/kitchen cabinets painted as well as I personally deep cleaned everything late September!!!

A FlipKey verified reviewer:
"Location, Location, Location - Keys Ocean Drive rental has it all!"
5 of 5 stars
Reviewed March 8, 2015 for a stay in February 2015

We just enjoyed our second visit to Key Colony Beach. We stayed at Keys Ocean Drive both times (the month of February 2015 and 2014). This home is immaculately maintained and has everything we needed: boat slip, Inch Beach membership, Cabana pool club membership and is within walking distance of several fine restaurants. Nearby Marathon has much to offer, including a wonderful art show featuring one of our favorites - Wyland, and is a short ride from Islamorada and Key West. Vaca Cut is right outside of the canal, so we could fish in both ocean and bay. Manatees sighted daily right in the canal!

5 of 5 stars Ease of booking
5 of 5 stars Directions to the property
5 of 5 stars Key pickup/access to the property
5 of 5 stars Overall condition
5 of 5 stars Quality of bedding/mattresses
5 of 5 stars Kitchen/utensils quality
5 of 5 stars Cleanliness of bathroom
5 of 5 stars Quality of facilities/amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Location on canal in desirable Key Colony Beach
Liked least: Time went too quickly.
Traveling group: Extended Family

Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend? Yes.
Recommended for: Friends getaway

The property was "as advertised".
I recommend the location.
The property was a good value for the price paid.
The property provided wifi/internet access.
My security deposit was returned on time.
Was this review helpful? Yes

This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.

Management Response
Mar 9, 2015
These were great guests both years! They went out of their way both years every time to help an out of state homeowner like me!

First the husband took it upon himself to assemble the new rear patio furniture in 2014, then our fire alarms needed new batteries, ATT repair confusion that ended up being outside fixes and then showing rental to potential LT guests.

For 2016, I was able to refer them to a similar rental property just around the corner from us, so they can again enjoy the month in KCB with both Inch Beach & Cabana Club! Patty

A FlipKey verified reviewer:
"Fantastic Rental In Key Colony Beach"
5 of 5 stars
Reviewed April 8, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

My wife and I stayed here the third week in March this year . This was the first time I have ever rented a house for vacation . I have to say It was a great experience . This home was perfect . It was clean and fully stocked with everything you would have in your own home . The location is amazing , its literally a few hundred yards from the private beach across the street and overlooks the canal in the rear . The entire transaction was super smooth .Patty the owners wife was great and walked us thru the entire home rental procedure . My only complaint is that it won't be available for weekly rentals next year as I was ready to re-book for next year . A+++++

5 of 5 stars Ease of booking
5 of 5 stars Directions to the property
5 of 5 stars Key pickup/access to the property
5 of 5 stars Overall condition
5 of 5 stars Quality of bedding/mattresses
5 of 5 stars Kitchen/utensils quality
5 of 5 stars Cleanliness of bathroom
5 of 5 stars Quality of facilities/amenities
5 of 5 stars Service

Liked best: The house and location .
Liked least: Not being able to rent the house next year.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend? Yes.

Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children

The property was "as advertised".
I recommend the location.
The property was a good value for the price paid.
The property provided wifi/internet access.
My security deposit was returned on time.

This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Management Response
Apr 19, 2015
Thanks for this great review Angelo! Many of our weekly guests are dissappointed that we are switching to a year lease & shutting down short term renting. I have already found several repeat guests accommodations for 2016 just around the corner from mine with both Inch Beach & Cabana Club memberships! I will also assist Angelo in finding a comparable rental for his next visit.

I belong to a Group of Homeowners that rent specifically on our Island of Key Colony Beach, MM 53.5. So I will pass his information along once he decides on his specific return dates!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

A FlipKey verified reviewer:
Beautiful Home - Great Location - Perfect Beach!”
5 of 5 stars
Reviewed January 29, 2015 for a stay in December 2014

We were first time visitors to Key Colony and can't wait to go back. We stayed at this property over Christmas 2014 and the home is as beautiful as the pictures. Key Colony is a quaint town where the locals are very warm and welcoming. Inch Beach is spectacular to watch the sunrise and enjoy the sound of the waves. The owners are very accommodating and I highly recommend booking this property at your earliest availability. It's a vacation place like no other!

5 of 5 stars Ease of booking
5 of 5 stars Directions to the property
5 of 5 stars Key pickup/access to the property
5 of 5 stars Overall condition
5 of 5 stars Quality of bedding/mattresses
5 of 5 stars Kitchen/utensils quality
5 of 5 stars Cleanliness of bathroom
5 of 5 stars Quality of facilities/amenities
5 of 5 stars Service

Liked best: The house was clean, beautifully decorated and in a great location.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend? Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
The property was "as advertised".
I recommend the location.
The property was a good value for the price paid.
The property provided wifi/internet access.
My security deposit was returned on time.

This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.

Management Response
Mar 9, 2015
Thank you for these compliments!

Christmas in paradise is special if you are lucky enough to spend it in our "quaint town" of KCB! The City puts up lighted starfish on the utility poles of the main street: Sadowsky Parkway (6th St.) as you enter the Island and both Ocean Drive East & West- which our rental is luckily located on!

And our rental has a small lighted Christmas tree decorated with some tropical ornaments (left up for many weeks), so our guests have a little touch of whimsical holiday spirit to enjoy on their vacations!

We welcome everyone back to enjoy the holidays in paradise!

A FlipKey verified reviewer:
An ideal base for exploring the Keys”
5 of 5 stars
Reviewed January 22, 2015 for a stay in December 2014

We stayed here for one week and used it as a base to visit the Keys. The location is ideal as Key Colony Beach is a lovely, quiet residential neighbourhood near Marathon an easy drive to the rest of the Keys, both north and south. There is a lovely park at the end of the street to watch sunsets over the ocean and the place has access to a small private beach across the road. The house itself was great with more than enough space for 2 people. (It would be excellent value for 2 couples or a family.) It was immaculately clean. The king bed was very comfortable. The kitchen was well appointed and we appreciated being able to buy groceries and make our own breakfasts and dinners as we were starting to tire of restaurant food. It was very handy having internet and laundry as well. I would happily stay here again if I was coming to the Keys in the future.

4 of 5 stars Ease of booking
5 of 5 stars Directions to the property
5 of 5 stars Key pickup/access to the property
5 of 5 stars Overall condition
5 of 5 stars Quality of bedding/mattresses
5 of 5 stars Kitchen/utensils quality
5 of 5 stars Cleanliness of bathroom
5 of 5 stars Quality of facilities/amenities
5 of 5 stars Service

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend? Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children

The property was "as advertised".
I recommend the location.
The property was a good value for the price paid.
The property provided wifi/internet access.
My security deposit was returned on time.

This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.

A FlipKey verified reviewer:
"Want for Nothing"
5 of 5 stars
Reviewed January 2, 2015 for a stay in December 2014

Keys Ocean Drive is one of the best places we have rented. Having a private beach across the street and a canal leading to the Gulf of Mexico in the rear of the property with a boat dock is primo! We rented kayaks right down the street and went all around the area looking at all the luxury homes from the water. We also had bikes delivered to the house for a nominal fee from Wheels to Go.. I lived in Miami for 15 years and went to Key West often, Marathon is centrally located so you can go either way to enjoy the many activities offered throughout the keys. Key Colony offers so much in itself: fishing charters, boat rentals, scuba/snorkeling trips, restaurants, shopping and beach club. It's safe to walk and jog any time of day.

The owners are so organized and it shows because when you arrive everything is in perfect shape. They are conscientious about making your vacation a success and keeping their home pristine for future visitors. Take a vacation here and see for yourself!!

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
My age: 50-64
Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend? Yes.

RATINGS SUMMARY as of 6-24-16: 76 Five Star; 4 Four Star; 1 Three Star (star ratings didn't publish for some reason :(((((
Review date + Review Titles (only) 1 of 78 below:

September 2009 to April 2015

SEE ABOVE FOR ENTIRE REVIEW: April 08, 2015 Fantastic Rental In Key Colony Beach

SEE ABOVE: March 08, 2015 Location, Location, Location - Keys Ocean Drive rental has it all!

SEE ABOVE: January 29, 2015 Beautiful Home - Great Location - Perfect Beach!

SEE ABOVE: January 22, 2015 An ideal base for exploring the Keys

SEE ABOVE: January 02, 2015 Want for Nothing

October 16, 2014 Perfect location, great experience.

October 05, 2014 Another awesome vacation

September 30, 2014 I Wanted to Return Next Year

August 21, 2014 Perfect Sunset Vacation.....

August 05, 2014 Great location and quiet area.

July 07, 2014 Great family location

July 03, 2014 boys fishing trip

June 08, 2014 A perfect week!

May 28, 2014 Great place for a young family

May 07, 2014 A Slice of paradise!

May 01, 2014 Our nicest Florida stay yet!

April 23, 2014 Your place is the most awesome vacation place to stay I have ever been to.

March 19, 2014 Most relaxing vacation ever!

March 11, 2014 We had a wonderful week!

March 11, 2014 A Perfect Location

January 20, 2014 Very pleased with Patty's KCB condo.

January 08, 2014 Relaxation with all the amenities you could want.

December 18, 2013 Key to our hearts

December 06, 2013 Sister trip in paradise !!

November 30, 2013 Perfect Vacation Rental

November 20, 2013 Paradise Dejavu

October 30, 2013 Best house at the best location

October 21, 2013 Florida Keys Gem

August 30, 2013 location,location

August 10, 2013 Third time renting this awesome house!

July 28, 2013 Felt just like home, but better :)

July 26, 2013 Great place ! Great location!!

July 25, 2013 Week of ahhh!!

July 07, 2013 Tidy place and convenient location.

May 15, 2013 A little piece of paradise!

April 15, 2013 Great rental; great location

March 28, 2013 Fantastic again!

March 13, 2013 Great Time!

March 09, 2013 Perfect Vacation Stay

January 23, 2013 A perfect place to relax and absorb the sunshine!

December 10, 2012 Our week could not have been any better!

November 11, 2012 Very nice place to stay

November 09, 2012 A little piece of Paradise!

September 01, 2012 Second time around * 5 Star

August 19, 2012 Great vacation choice

July 24, 2012 Paradise!

July 24, 2012 Wonderful vacation home, the owners have thought of everything!

June 30, 2012 Great Location, Private Beach, Fantastic Overall Experience

April 17, 2012 The Best Rental!

March 31, 2012 Fantastic

January 15, 2012 Best Family Vacation

December 20, 2011 Relaxing!

November 07, 2011 Location,Location,Location

October 04, 2011 A Vacation Experience of our Dreams!

October 04, 2011 great place,location,and value

September 08, 2011 Spotless and perfect home!

August 17, 2011 A hidden gem of paradise.

August 04, 2011 A week in paradise!

August 04, 2011 Great Key Colony vacations!

July 23, 2011 What a great week we had!

July 22, 2011 Outstanding property, even better host!

June 13, 2011 Wonderful Beach location

May 23, 2011 Relaxing, everything I expected and more!

May 19, 2011 Perfect Family Getaway

May 19, 2011 Great home, Great location, Great Vacation.

May 2, 2011 Wish I Was Still There!

March 28, 2011 Spring break 2011 with my family!

October 22, 2010 Wonderful Week

October 2, 2009 COMFORT AND LOCATION!

September 10, 2009 Perfect family vacation spot!

September 9, 2009 Everything you need

September 4, 2009 Beautiful Keys at their best

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What improvements have you made recently?
A: 6/16:
1. NEW Trane HVAC
2. NEW Maytag washer & dryer
11/16/15 many improvements:
1. NEW living room sofa & loveseat in lt. aqua blue, really comfortable seat cushions!
2. added round wooden coffee table with lower shelf for vacation travel literature
3. NEW upholstered dining room seat cushions (4) & living room ottoman cushion
4. NEW artwork in dining & living area
5 . MBA turquoise towels- 2 new sets (wash, hand & bath)
6. Boat dock coated with Rust-oleum Restore10X ADVANCE RESURFACER system

9/30/15 improvements:
1. new carpets in both bedrooms
2. routinely clean rugs & all tile floors (professionally steam)
3. all ceilings, woodwork & doors painted
4. kitchen cabinets painted white
5. new kitchen cabinet hinges & knobs
6. installed above the stove S/S microwave (no countertop microwave anymore)
installed new Kwikset keyless entry (no keys entry)
7. MBRM wicker furniture painted white
8. MBRM wicker headboard installed
9. all kitchen cabinet contents deep cleaned
10. slider doors & windows washed
11. supplies replenished- Detergent, DW soap, Shampoo/Conditioner/Body wash, Cleaning products, Paper products, Storage baggies, etc...
Q: How far away is your rental walking (or your boat dock) to the ocean?
A: We are just a short walk across the street thanks to our private & rare membership to Inch Beach! See Inch Beach description below!

Our rental has a 30' boat dock on the rear of duplex on the 10th/11th Sts. canal. Idle down the canal to the bay that opens into Atlantic Ocean or travel thru Vaca Cut bridge to the Gulf of Mexico! You cannot get much closer to BOTH oceans! If rental located on 1st - 6th you must idle around the entire Island of KCB to access the Gulf, wasting time & fuel...
Sts., then idle around Island of KCB to travel to Vaca Cut.Gulf of Mexico! Which costs more fuel & more time!

Bring your own boat, or rent one daily, weekly etc. and they deliver to our dock! Plus a private marina right on KCB, they rent boats, have excursions, buy bait/fuel... We also have a dive shop near marina!
Q: What is an Inch Beach membership?
A: YOU CAN'T GET MUCH CLOSER TO THE OCEAN WHEN ON KCB THAN OUR RENTAL!!! Our rental is just across the street from the "RARE" Inch Beach (a Private "limited" Membership ocean beach access) and the ocean, enter thru the locked gate with a code that changes annually! You can swim, snorkel, float, relax with "owner" provided beach chairs & loungers, even grill your catch of the day on one of two charcoal grills (bring your charcoal)! Then dine under the Tiki Hut with 3 concrete picnic tables. Then enjoy Inch Beach grassy yard for crochet, soccer, volley ball etc. (provide own equipment: net/ball etc.)! And then at the end of your visit, wash away any salt water & sand prior to your next Keys adventure!

Inch Beach is a Private "limited" Membership, there is a "wait list" to buy a share ($6-7,000 ea. share). We bought one share in 2004, for 6 guests. We have six I.B. tags for ea. person, if asked you must show your badge or go back to rental to get your badge. If a badge is missing at checkout, you will be charged a fee of $25 per badge (what we have to pay to replace ea. badge)!

Our membership is available for all weeks!
Q: What is a Cabana Club membership? Do I need this if my rental has a private pool?
A: Click on The Cabana Club link for information & photos of pool/ocean, amenities:
_ _ _ _ ://thecabanaclubkeycolonybeach._ _ _ /
Explore the possibilities at the Cabana Club

The Cabana Club has been owned and operated by the Tracy Family since 1979. Built in the mid 1950s, the Cabana Club has under gone a few renovations but none as extensive as what was done in the fall of 2014.

The huge 65' x 35' pool is now a contemporary Zero Edge pool that incorporates large rounded stairs, bench seating, a waterfall and a spa with massaging jets to help you relax. The pool is heated in the winter and cooled in the summer, maintaining a year round temperature of 85 degrees. It all looks so incredible with the entire deck and lounge resurfaced with sand colored pavers.

relax at cabana
The Cabana Club has inspiring coastal views with sandy beaches and exciting Eco attractions and outdoor activities. Plan your family vacation, romantic getaway or trip under the Florida Keys sun on the island of Key Colony Beach. Relax and enjoy the Cabana Club! Snorkel out front, kayak around the island, fish off the pier or paddle board pier to pier and take in all the incredible experiences you will have. Truly an inspiring island coastal retreat!

Cabana Club Amenities/What we offer/Things to do/Adventures
Wifi
Spa / Whirlpool (must be 16 or over)
Showering Facilities
Aquacise
Swim Team
Private Parties
Weddings / Special Events
Poolside Entertainment

Contact the Cabana Club
Phone:
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Email: info@thecabanaclubkeycolonybeach._ _ _

Address:
425 East Ocean Drive, (between 4th & 5th Sts.)
Key Colony Beach, FL 33051
(walk, bike or drive down, but remember their small, limited parking lot; as NO parking allowed on the streets nearby, they are reserved for rental property vehicles only)

Plus liquor store next door as well as newly owned/renovated Havana Jacks (orig. Cabana Breezes) Tiki bar & restaurant with public fishing pier (now owned by the Glunz Family)!
Q: Are there any sandy beaches in the FL Keys?
A: Yes, but these beaches are not natural sand to the FL Keys. This sand is hauled in from the Islands If a beach is "natural" that means that the seaweed that washed up every night is left, not removed (check out Bahia Honda State Park reviews that discuss this topic). This seaweed stinks, like rotten eggs (again, according to the reviews on Bahia State Park...

The 2 beaches in Key Colony Beach (that I know of) are GROOMED DAILY of that nasty stinky seaweed. These 2 beaches are:
1. The Cabana Club membership only beach
2. The Inch Beach private membership beach

My rental has a permanent membership to Inch Beach and Cabana Club, maximum 6 persons (see more details above)!

NOTE: Diving & snorkeling prohibited 4 days prior to opening of Mini-Season until 10 days after opening of commercial Lobster Season in navigable canals, marinas and within 300 feet of shoreline. KCB City Code 511 $500.00 (This time period begins toward the end of July {last W & Th of July} and the first Thursday of August, ask if you want to rent in this period)
Q: What are Mile Markers? And why are they important?
A: Mile Markers (MM) are how locals & visitors know where things are located. And hen there is gulfside & oceanside too...

MM0 is the southernmost point of Key West & the continental USA!
MM120 is approx. the northern point of the FL Keys (Key Largo area).
MM 53.5 is the entrance to our Island of Key Colony Beach, annexed off of Marathon & near the 7 Mile Bridge.
Q: How far from airports? Miami? Ft. Lauderdale? Key West?
A: We are located in the Middle Keys. We are Mile Marker 53.5 oceanside. Key West is MM 0-5 approx. and Key Largo is MM 12- approx., as you drive toward Miami area.

We are approx. 2 hours from the Miami (MIA) airport and approx. 2 1/2 hours from the Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) airport.
Key West has a small airport, about 1 hour drive. This airport/planes do not allow luggage that weighs more than 50 lbs, so monitor how much you pack!
Q: Speed limit & sidewalks in Key Colony Beach, MM 53.5?
A: KCB has very few sidewalks! KCB does have a City walking, jogging biking path, web search for a topical map of our Island online (our rental is on this "rare" path!)

This path connects to all amenities on our Island. This is especially important for families with small children, especially strollers, older folks as well as owners walking their doggies

There are very few sidewalks, one sidewalk does circle the golf coarse/recreation area on 7th & 8th streets.

With few sidewalks, you must walk in the streets.

Luckily our speed limit is 25MPH, and folks drive slow or face a speeding ticket! So WATCH your speed when driving I tell guests to set your speed control at 25 mph as this is really creeping along... Oh, and this is a great source of revenue for the Island!!!
Q: Why is the Island of Key Colony Beach a planned community?
A: I define a planned community as a place where you find just about everything you want or need close by. About the only thing we don't have is a grocery & drug store (others might disagree with me)!

The City of Key Colony Beach has 2 Open to the Public community parks and recreation: 9 Hole Par 3 golf coarse (tee fees/rental clubs)/tennis courts (fees); and for free: basketball court, children's playground equipment, bocci ball, horse shoes and restrooms!

These 2 Parks:
1. Sunset Park at the end of Ocean Drive West: dog friendly, gazebo, viewing only pier into the water, no swimming allowed, water spicket & doggie pickup bags too. Some concerts & also weddings... Take the walking path westerly past 12th St. to nightly sunsets (don't forget your chairs & cameras)!

2. City Park between KCB City Hall & Key Colony Inn on 7th St./Ocean Drive West

Also, our Island has 4 restaurants: Key Colony Inn, Cabana Breezes, Sparkys & Leigh Annes all within walking distance of our rental! Read descriptions about these restaurants/bars and more (grocery, drug & general merchandise stores, beaches, marinas, boat launches, playgrounds, dog parks etc.) on TripAdvisors, a great travel planning internet site!

Also, there is a open to the public fishing pier located at The Cabana Breezes Tiki Bar & Restaurant (next to The Cabana Club).

And a public liquor store next to The Cabana Club, however I have found that the cheapest prices our located at Walgreens Liquor store, open 24/7, in Marathon gulfside.

Plus a private KCB marina on your drive into our Island- they rent boats, boats slips, have deep fishing excursions +, buy bait/fuel etc.. Plus a nearby diving/snorkeling store, many shops, real estate offices, etc.. on KCB!

And then many rentals have The Cabana Club swim/beach private membeship and a few have the "rare" Inch Beach membership (see these descriptions above!) Read about The Cabana Club and Inch Beach on seperate questions above!
Q: What to do? Boating, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing/deep sea fishing, ocean activities, swimming pool ocean side...
A: Our rental has a 30' boat dock on the 10th/11th Sts. canal. Idle down the canal to the bay that opens into Vaca Cut bridge to the Gulf of Mexico! You cannot get much closer to BOTH oceans! If rental on 1st - 6th
Sts., then idle around Island of KCB to travel to Vaca Cut.Gulf of Mexico! Which costs more fuel & more time!

Bring your own boat, or rent one daily, weekly etc. and they deliver to our dock! Plus a private marina right on KCB, they rent boats, have excursions, buy bait/fuel... We also have a dive shop near marina!
Q: Do you accept all pets? And how many? What is requirements? Any dog friendly parks?
A: Our rental accepts only dogs, no cats, no ferrets, no birds, etc.!

The max. legal quantity of dogs on our Island of KCB is two (2) per City bylaws for rentals!

Our dog rent is $100 per Dog per week booked,
Plus refundable $100 per Dog Deposit per visit is Required to Reserve.

We have grass in our front and our side yard. Make sure the rental you book for your dog has grass! Many homes in the Keys do not have grass, as it is costly to maintain.

Plus we are located on the KCB City walking, jogging biking path. It is connected to our driveway. This path connects to all amenities on our Island. This is especially important for doggies, as we are 1+ blocks from Sunset Park, which is dog friendly. And this Dog Friendly Park has doggie pickup bags as well as a water spicket! The City of KCB also has a dog friendly park down the street near City Hall, next to Key Colony Inn restaurant.

Otherwise there are few sidewalks so you must walk in the streets. But our speed limit is 25MPH, so WATCH your speed This is a great source of revenue for the Island!!!

If you book with me, I'll email you links to other dog friendly areas in our area- just ask!
Q: Why do you only rent Sat. to Sat.?
A: I have been renting short term since 2004. And I have been one of the busiest rental on the Island with up to 83+% occupancy for many years! Recently I tried to rent for 1 year min., but I have now opened back up for weeklies! If I deviate from a Sat. to Sat. rental, then I have many days that are not occupied. And many of my guests over the years do prefer to vacation that way as well!
Q: Do you have any Guest Reviews posted by Guests?
A: Not on this newer rental site. My TripAdvisors/FLIPKEY sites have the most 5 STAR GUEST REVIEWS and the #1 rank in MOST GUEST REVIEWS for Key Colony Beach AND the ENTIRE FL KEYS! Give me a call or email me! Thanks, Patty
FLIPKEY SITE RATINGS SUMMARY: 70 Five Star; 4 Four Star; 1 Three Star (star ratings didn't publish for some reason)
Please click into these vacationhomerentals "Reviews" and read my Review Titles only!
Q: What should I know before booking the weeks of Lobstering: July 2?-August 1?, 2017?
A: NOTE: Diving & snorkeling prohibited 4 days prior to opening of Mini-Season until 10 days after opening of commercial Lobster Season in navigable canals, marinas and within 300 feet of shoreline. KCB City Code 511 $500.0

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Patty  (Goble) Levy

Patty (Goble) Levy

513-477-9407

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  • School:

    '72 Kansas, IL HS & '76 B.S. Indiana State University (Larry Bird fan!)
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    Manage Short & Long Term FL Vacation Rental
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    FL Keys Rental Property Manager & Owner's wife, providing good customer service to Rental Inquiries or Renters!

    I have had an extensive 20+ yrs. outside sales career in OH, IN, KY: Pharma Sales for ER, Psychiatry, Neurology, OBGYN, IM, PC; Schering Plough/Wesley Jessen contact lenses; ...
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