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1038 W.OCEAN DR., KCB, FL  33051
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1038 W.OCEAN DR., KCB, FL  33051
View thru carport to new 30' dock + entire length of 10/11th Sts. canal to OCEAN + GULF! Our rear view at end of canal! And partial ocean views in the front!
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STILTED DUPLEX AVAILABLE!

1038 W.OCEAN DR., KCB, FL  33051
View thru carport to new 30' dock + entire length of 10/11th Sts. canal to OCEAN + GULF!
Our rear view at end of canal! And partial ocean views in the front!
'RARE' INCH BEACH ocean Membership/our house across street, can't get much closer, up to 6 (NO dogs)
1038 Ocean Dr.W (bottom left side), end of  10/11th St. canal +
closeby Bay/VacaCUT US1 bridge+Gulf!
Lucky us, on limited walk-jog-bike path: connects to 2 rests.+bars,golf+playground,marina+US1!
'RARE' unobstructed beautiful rear canal VIEWS, relax on 4 new loungers or dining table + 4 chairs!
FULLY equipped dock: Fish cleaning table + (not in pic: '17 bait freezer/water hose/shower/lights)
RELAX, DINE, ENJOY beautiful peaceful END      of canal VIEWS!  w/ table, mixed seating for 12!
Rear cov'd patio: table, 4 swivel + 4 plastic chairs + NIP 4 NEW chaise loungers w 2 side tables...
Key Colony Beach at MM 53.5 is mid point for great convenience in touring the FL Keys,near Marathon!
Key Colony Beach Island relative to Marathon area, Sombrero Beach, Vaca Cut boating/bridge to Gulf!
Topical view of Key Colony Beach (with labels) btm.:  Atlantic Ocean, Inch Beach, our rental!
Topical view of southwest side of KCB, with label showing our rental down canal to both Oceans!!!
LR/DR to Front ocean view balcony; Rear 2 bedrooms canal view balcony! (entry door left side of LR)
Entry (L): LR/DR/KIT + hallway W/D closet + BATH to 2 bedrooms, sleeps 6 (rear, not side/front)!
RARE 'Partial OCEAN VIEWS': living space (seats 8+) and O/S balcony w grill (seats 6)!
INCH BEACH ocean membership (R), front balcony or LR seats 6-8 (note: sleeper sofa to R)
KIT/DR/LR sliders to beautiful tropical balcony views across street to ocean!
Dining room (4) + 4 counter height bar stools, O/S sliders to balcony grill, seating + ocean views!
LOTS of WORK SPACE! ALL SS Fridge o/s ice/water, Smooth top/Conv. oven, Microwave, DW + Disposal!
GREAT Open Concept Entertaining!  Bright Clean Kitchen; LR + DR areas for 8: 4 bar stools + 4 chairs
'Rare' hallway to both bedrooms (many walk thru gbrm to get to mbrm), laundry door (L), GBA (R).
Entertainment: JIMMY BUFFET CDs/asst. books, port. CD player w/ charger + misc. games/cards!
RARE MBRM sliders to balcony view down canal, King bed, wall mount 40' TV, dresser w mirror, carpet.
'Rare' large MBRM walk in closet, shelves, hangers, wall hooks, clothes hamper + room for luggage!
MBRM onsuite to LARGE 'rare' 4 pc. master bath w soaking tub under sunny private block window!
MBA bright + tropical 4 pc. w dbl. sinks/ drawers/storage (new white painted cabinets + knobs NIP)!
Large bright 4 pc. MBA: tub;shower;dbl. sink vanity/med. cab: hair dryers,m/up mirrors,1st Aid Kits!
'Rare' medicine cabinet: misc.1st Aid products / bandages for your use while staying here!
'RARE' large soaking tub underneath glass block window: bright + relaxing after long hot day boating
RARE MBA  linen closet w LOTS of asstd. towel sets including beach towels! (save $$$ by not renting)
MBA 'privacy' glass corner shower, 2 sep. robe/towel hooks; full length mirror (towel bar- no pic)!
'Rare' beautiful full length canal views as seen from hall (BR#2); dock lights beautiful at night!
BR#2: Rear canal views, sliders to balcony, dresser/mirror, wall mount cable TV, carpet!
BR#2 option: twins or ASK for king conversion setup (closet- asstd. linens: king + LR sleeper sofa)!
BR#2 closet: Play'n Stay crib/sheet, iron/board, vacuum, blankets, toddler stroller + hangers!
Hall GBA tub/shower combo, 1 sink, drawers, med. cabinet, towel hooks on back of door for 6 guests!
Hall Bath w LOTS of towels in asstd. sizes; Vanity just painted white + knobs added!
Hall closet w '16 Maytag W+D, NO going outside for laundry like some rentals! Plus '17 water heater!
LR 42' LED, internet HGTV, or FL Keys VHS tapes on VCR; (sorry...DVD broken)!
VCR player + FL Keys themed VHS movies, board games, Emerg. Radio/Crank cell charger (DVD broken)!
Portable iPod/iPhone/CD  player/charger...take to parks or beaches, bring own earphones!
Enjoy grilling w/ lovely ocean views: Stainless Steel propane Gas Grill w/burner  (front balcony)...
Relax + enjoy views to Inch Beach/ocean: tropical set pub table/4 swivel chairs!
'17 refinished ALL balcony/step flooring! Access front balcony sliders to roomy LR, DR + Kitchen!
Front balcony toward partial ocean views; propane gas grill,  2 swivel chairs/pub set seating 6!
RELAX + ENJOY lush tropical foliage from front balcony, you're in paradise! Inch Beach gate far R.
More beautiful RARE front ocean breezes thanks to Inch Beach (r)! Pack up beachcomber; get going!
Inch Beach parking lot across to beautiful blue ocean (front door view ) !
Our LONG driveway CONVENIENTLY + SAFELY adjoins rare KCB walking/jogging/biking path steps away!
THIS is INCH BEACH- across the street to our RARE Private Ocean access #1 of 2 memberships (for 6)!
INCH BEACH priv. gate   ocean membership w code (for 6)! Bring towels + chairs (NO more grass area)!
RELAXATION- palm trees, blue skies, sunshine, soft sandy beach + ocean water (NO grass due to Irma)
Zoom in to Tiki Hut w/  picnic table/benches, 1 grill, don't forgot to bring your own charcoal!
CLOSEBY awesome ocean access for strolling, shell collecting, sand castles, swimming + water shower!
HURRY! Soft SANDY INCH BEACH groomed daily of nasty, stinky seaweed , just bring our towels!
Watch off balcony or WALK 1+ blks to BEAUTIFUL nightly sunsets @ Sunset Park on path end of driveway
Walk 1 1/2 blocks to Park for nightly sunsets!  NO fishing allowed on pier! WATCH for crowd + join!
Sunset Park sandy area 
 + viewing pier for nightly sunsets; dog friendly)! NO fishing allowed
WOW! Sunset Park dock facing WEST, lost of sand, Dog friendly with water spicket;  pick up baggies!
Golf clubhouse, restrooms, public basketball/tennis courts, Key Colony Inn restaurant nearby!
Par 3 Golf coarse clubhouse, public basketball/tennis courts, restrooms + more!
View of KCB Public Golf Coarse- Par 3 9 holes, club rentals, fee for tee time!
KCB Tennis courts- pay for court time (near golf- 8th St.)!  Remember to bring racquets!
Childrens Playground equipment next to golf, tennis, basketball courts!
KCB City Park dog friendly! Walk out rental 3 blks, next to Key Colony Inn bar &  restaurant!
KCB City Post Office, pick up here (rental boxes available)!
OPEN! Walk on path to Key Colony Inn restaurant/bar on Ocean Dr. West/7th St., JUST 3 1/2 blk. walk!
CLOSED PERM.! Leigh Ann's bistro was next to marina (on 6th St.)!
Sparkys Bar/Restaurant: destroyed; relocating behind Holiday Inn- 25c shrimp Happy Hour!
Private marina, boat slips/rentals, boat ramp fee, buy bait, deep sea fishing/diving excursions etc!
TBD, CLOSED OR NOT? Dive shop near  marina on 6th St.!
historical 7 MILE BRIDGE, west edge of Marathon toward Key West- search for  'Flagler Railroad'
Bahia Honda State Park view from bridge- west of Marathon 15 mi.- sandy beach, kayaking, fishing!
LOTS of KITCHEN dishes & cups plus glassware (both glass & plastic), coffeegrinder/press, sugar bowl
LOTS of KITCHEN glassware- juice/water, asstd. wine, shot + plastic juice or wine glasses!
Asstd. casserole dishes/baking pans/pitchers/tea pot, even butter warmers/votives
Dry condiments left behind by former guests- check out before you go to store!  Some in fridge too!
Lots of asstd. pans- even a pizza or muffin pan (located  in under oven drawer).
LOTS of silverware (2 trays), corn holders, lobster cracker/forks, bottle/wine openers/stopper, etc.
LOTS of cooking/baking utensils! Plus asstd. casserole dishes/baking pans in cabinets.
MISC. spoons & spatulas next to stove top, plus can opener, tongs, forks, baster, etc.
Asstd. knives, graters, peeler (in drawers & 2 knife blocks) plus fish cleaning kit above fridge!
Need grill tools?  We have those too!
LOTS of pots & pans w/ lids- all sizes, grease splatter (NIP: crockpot, fryer, electric skillet)
Want to bake?  Hand held mixer/beaters, bowls, measuring cup, strainers too!
Crockpot, electric skillet and deep fryer too- and you thought you were on vacation!
Toaster oven combo or 2 slice toaster & waffle maker- feed lots for breakfast!!!
TOURIST DRAWER! Located in dining area- phone book, maps, brochures, coupons, take out menus + more!
Your hosts: Barry + Patty manage this rental- no real estate agents!  Call or e-mail w/ questions!
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Key Colony Beach, Florida Keys, Florida

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MarkRM69
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“All Inclusive Key Colony Vacation Home in Magnificent Marathon!”
Reviewed 12 April 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.....

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Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
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Management Response
13 Apr 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
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irishc0ll...
Columbus, Ohio
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Perfect for my family”
Reviewed 8 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016

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.

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Liked best: location
Liked least: wifi was a little weak- this bothered my kids, but NOT me (smile!)
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
10 Apr 2016
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 website that lovely guests and a neighbor have emailed me!!!
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Donald W
Erie, Pennsylvania
1 review
“Relaxing vacation in Key Colony”
Reviewed 1 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016

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.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
10 Apr 2016
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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BradQuest
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
“Christmas at Keys Ocean Drive is best gift during holidays”
Reviewed 18 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015

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.

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Liked best: Everything (balcony, kitchen, living room, bedrooms, etc.)
Liked least: Nothing.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
19 Jan 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!!!

This is what Brad wrote me 01/03/2016:
Subject: Thank you...we had a great vacation at your rental property!!
Hi Patty,
Just wanted to say we had a great time in KCB at Keys Ocean Drive!! The weather was perfect around 82-85 degrees each day. My family including me loved your house. It was better than the other two properties because it was more spacious and had a fresh smell when we walked in. Not something I can say for the other two houses.
Anyway, Happy New Year and thanks again,
Sincerely,
Brad
P.S. My mother loved your home and that is saying a lot since we have rented around 5 different house in KCB in the last 10 years.
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Allendale, New Jersey
Reviewed 18 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
22 May 2015
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!
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