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Book this 2 bedroom house in Key Colony Beach today! A total of 6 people can sleep here comfortably.
Guests can enjoy a pool, deck, and air conditioning among other amenities offered by this rental.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 93 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $1000 to as high as $2000, depending on travel dates.
The owner responds to 80% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Jun 23, 2017.
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About the owner
About the owner
Tourist License: FL License Number: CND5403163
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- Calendar last updated:
- 23 Jun 2017
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Languages spoken: English
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Key-colony-beach Attractions
- Air conditioning
- Ceiling Fans
- Central heating
- Clothes dryer
- Hair dryer
- Housekeeping Included
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Washing machine
Phone / Internet
- Internet access
- Wireless Internet
Pool / Spa
- Shared outdoor pool (heated)
- Sea view
- Secure parking
- CD player
- Satellite TV
- Video player
- Balcony or terrace
- Private garden
- Tennis court (shared)
- Smoking allowed
– based on 93 reviews
- Very Good
“Always a Great Place”
Stayed at this home for our second time in three years and as always we were not disappointed. Experienced a few glitches upon arrival but the owner/manager (Patty) was only a phone call away and took care of everything expeditiously. The Levy's take pride in this home and update/upgrade what they feel is needed. Having access to Inch Beach is appreciated and is directly across the street. It too was well maintained during our stay despite the tropical storm that sat over us for most of our week which was a real bummer. Really enjoyed having passes to the Cabana Club as well. The manager, as well as the staff were all very friendly, the service was great and the pool was gorgeous. Unfortunately the beach was a bit washed out again due to the stormy weather, but all in all it was nice. The Levy's have definitely thought of their guests enjoyment by providing the Inch Beach and Cabana Club amenities, this definitely plays a part in choosing where we spend our time and money. This property is on the market for sale so unknown if it will continue to be a rental property if sold; I certainly hope so for the amenities and convenience. We did find the Wi-Fi to be a bit slow but, hey, we were on island time so weren't inconvenienced.
Response from the owner Thanks for choosing Keys Ocean Drive for your vacation both times Jane! And I do apologize for both glitches, I quickly fixed one by phone but the other one had to be compromised a bit....Having TWO memberships is a BIG plus for our rental, and especially I.B. just across the street and CC just 6 block walk on City walking path at end of our driveway! So our rental is a very convenient location to KCB amenties (and there are MANY)! Unfortunately I cannot predict the weather, but I was flexible with these "repeat" guests as to their check in date (they chose to c/i as scheduled on Sat.). Patty
“Everything promised and more!”
Spent our honeymoon here and had a wonderful time. Very Very relaxing. We also rented a boat for the week and the dock accommodations, cleaning station, water supply and bait freezer were awesome! The interior was exceptionally clean and well taken care of. Kitchen has everything needed for cooking your fresh catch. Lots of pots and pans, glasses and utensils. Bathrooms were very roomy and clean as well. Beds were very comfortable and ceiling fans in every room. We enjoy people watching and the front porch that looks towards the ocean was an awesome place to sit outside and people watch. Everyone wanted to see the famous ground owls and chicks located in the front yard. These lil birds greeted us every time we walked in/out of the house. The private beaches are a big plus as well as Sunset Park where the locals go every evening to watch the sunsets. Will most certainly ask to stay here again in the future and would recommend to a couple or family to stay here.
Response from the owner Thanks, you are always welcomed back for every anniversary celebration!!! It's always good to hear from our guests, they let me know if my cleaning staff is doing a good job or not (yes, I am one that really does want to know!). And also it's great to get compliments about our amenities as well, future guests need to hear this from past guests! But what she failed to tell you is that our HVAC went on the brink during their 11+ night stay.... I wish there was some warning when they decide to slowwww down... We did get it replaced, a new Trane HVAC was installed. What good sports this honeymoon couple were about this problem! And while the ground owls are a BIG Island tourist stop lately, we can't promise how long they will be staying with us. There were rumors that the local humans might re-locate them to a quieter street/off the walking path. Many, many walkers as well as repeat guests will sorely miss their entertainment.... Patty, Owner's wife & Rental Manager
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.
Response from the owner Thanks for the lovely compliments about our rental unit on Key Colony Beach, annexed off of Marathon at Mile Marker 53.5. Our Island is a planned community, so all amenities are within walking distance. And with the walking, jogging, biking path just steps away down our driveway. And bicycles are a great mode of transportation. Bike rental companies will deliver/pickup directly to the rental property, it doesn't get any easier than this!
“Location, Location, Location - Keys Ocean Drive rental has it all!”
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!
Response from the owner 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
“Beautiful Home - Great Location - Perfect Beach!”
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!
Response from the owner 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!
“An ideal base for exploring the Keys”
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.
“Want for Nothing”
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!!
“Perfect location, great experience.”
I manage a call center and try to make sure all customers receive the best service possible on a daily basis, I also expect that in return. Patty was nothing less than wonderful from the initial inquiry, to the additional information to ensure a good trip, to the assistance needed while at the condo, as well as the follow up after our stay. The condo was in a PERFECT location, the included amenities were fantastic, and my family had a great vacation. The condo value and location were worth the money, but the service received dealing with Patty was priceless. I have already recommended this condo to a friend and have every intention of returning. Thank you for everything!
Response from the owner Thanks Ryan- I am so happy to hear that this OH family of 5 had a fantastic FL Keys vacation (I live in OH too)! In travelling from such a long distance, our Cosco Play & Stay (for youngest child) was a rare rental amenity that this family really appreciated. This family also requested information for our area. I am always happy to send links of the our area, Key West as well as canoe (bike & kayak) rentals. And there's nothing better than receiving this compliment, it makes all the hard work of owning/managing a rental worth it: "The condo value and location were worth the money, but the service received dealing with Patty was priceless." I always appreciate referrals too, thank you, I have had many over the years! Patty
“Another awesome vacation”
We stayed the Levy's rental in May for our anniversary and it was our first time renting a house. We didn't know what to expect and we were very pleasantly surprised. It had everything we needed and more. We liked it so much we decided to come back in August. The house is right across the street from a private beach that we had access to and the cabana club is a nice perk if you want to lay by the pool. I totally recommend this rental. It's very clean and in a great location.
“I Wanted to Return Next Year”
We had never heard of nor stayed within the Key Colony Beach Community until we rented the Levy's home on Keys Ocean Drive. WOW!! The pictures that were posted on the VRBO website clearly showed all the amenities that we would be enjoying and were right on the mark. The kitchen was extremely well equipped and cared for. I had packed numerous items to cook with to make my life easier as I have been to other rentals that were scantily stocked and upon arrival simply kept my stuff packed. Their home is beautifully decorated and was very comfortable. Sitting on the front porch in the morning with coffee or evening with a cocktail was relaxing, enjoyable and just plain fun. We could see the ocean in the not too far distance along with the Inch Beach Entrance and were able to converse with the many patrons walking their dogs, riding their bikes; just enjoying life. A very upbeat community! Great water pressure throughout the home; very nice washer and dryer. Waking up and looking down the beautiful canal each morning wasn't half bad either!! The weather didn't cooperate much during our stay however the one day we were able to boat it was wonderful being able to come up to the dock behind the house. Inch Beach was a JOY, so clean and private. We were saddened when we returned home determined to book this home again next year and learned that this house wasn't going to be an option for us; sure wish the owners would reconsider taking it off the rental market!! Hint, hint!! This community is very safe, convenient and one of the friendliest places we have stayed in the Keys!