What a neat place, I could live here forever! Key Colony is such a lovely community,very family oriented. Great to bike or walk the island. Resturants and some shops right on the island. This home was wonderful, had everything we needed for our stay. The home is very well maintained , clean, and very cute! Patty gave us a lot of info before arriving so we know what to do and where to go. Will definitely love to stay here again next year, hopefully longer than a week.
We stayed at Keys Ocean Drive the entire month of February, 2017. Our previous 4 winters we stayed gulf side in Marathon, but this year in Key Colony Beach was superior. There seem to be fewer windy days ocean side, and we loved that there were much better walking and biking opportunities in KCB. Inch Beach, right across the street, is a gem, and sometimes I had it all to myself. If one wants to be surrounded by people, the Cabana Club has a very nice, warm pool as well as a beach area. Sometimes it is a challenge to get a chair there, as it's quite busy, but a nice facility with bar, snacks, lunch, chairs, hot tub all available as well. Parking is limited, but luckily we were always able to find a space on the occasions when we drove rather than walked to Cabana Club.
The burrowing owl pair moved back to their burrow at the end of our driveway the first week we were at the duplex, and after the sunsets at Sunset Park, they are the #2 photo attraction in all of KCB! It was enjoyable to not only watch the owls, but also see everyone's reaction to the owls. Since the unit is on the main drag walking/biking path, there was a constant stream of owl-ooglers. (If you want a remote secluded location, this is not the spot for you. But if you want convenient location, this is perfect.)
Many times we enjoyed the sunset celebration and sing-along at Sunset Beach Park, just a couple of minutes walk from the duplex. Also went to the free Sunday afternoon concerts there, and from the pier spotted parrot fish, eels and a foot diameter starfish.
The unit itself is very spacious-feeling, due partly to the vaulted ceiling in the great room, and it's well-equipped. The website photos show exactly what to expect. It has the feeling of a home, rather than a hotel. The gas grill and kitchen appliances all worked well. It was convenient not to need to bring beach towels, beach chairs, insulated totes, etc. Because the duplex is located at the end of the canal, sometimes that water is filled with floating sea grass and debris and is not a pristine view, but that is true with all the canals on KCB, especially at the ends. Other days the wind/waves clear it out and it looks picture-perfect.
Patty is very prompt in replying to emails or texts, usually within an hour. And we received our deposit refund extremely fast.
If we return to Marathon area again, I would definitely want to rent this half-duplex.
Nice clean place. Access to the beach. Although beach was very small but it was nice and private. Well stocked with plenty of linens and kitchen accessories for those looking to do light cooking. Great for families with children. Club was a little crowded but public beach was nearby. I liked the location and the place, only issue for me as I didn't like having to worry about taking out the garbage etc. i am on vacation! Anyone looking for rentals this was nice and the owners were very responsive.
My partner and I are both in the Real Estate business and when we vacation we spend an exorbitant amount of research to ensure that we maximize our experience while getting our money's worth. This condo exceeded our expectations and the pictures do not do it justice.The views of the Canal out of the bedrooms are wonderfully lit at night . The living spaces and master suite are very spacious and comfortable.The kitchen is well appointed for cooking and enjoying time together so much so we didn't even leave NYE and had our own little party right there :-).The Colony Key community is by far the BEST place to stay in the middle Key/Marathon area. You can walk short distances to the private beaches, access the private Cabanna Club ( included) are a great plus! You can rent Kayaks , Bikes ~ they deliver them right to your doorstep ! Bike paths throughout the community make for scenic and peaceful rides. The locals within the community all walk down at sunset to Sandy Point ( a 2 minute walk ) to toast their beautiful Key Life. Ride your Bike or walk to the 9 hole Golf Course they provide carts and clubs for you. We enjoyed several great meals at Sparkey's located at the Marina overlooking the waterway also w/in walking or riding distance. Watch the charter boats bring in the days fresh catch or charter a fishing trip on site , it's the shortest distance to where the fish are so less time getting there and more time fishing. After spending the week here we decided it's the BEST location for access to the most . Only 1 hr and 15 min to Key West ~ we drove down with our bikes ( in our truck) and enjoyed the day there , ended with a Sunset Sailboat cruise . Shopping is in abundance everywhere, they have it all here! You will not be disappointed , Patty the owners wife was always responsive and provided more than enough information about things to do , etc. We can't wait to go back!
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