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Highlights in Key West

  • Stunning sunsets
  • Family-friendly fun
  • Vibrant nightlife
  • Great food

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Internet 1,067
Pet allowed 418
Balcony/Terrace 980
TV 869
Air conditioning 1,095
Garden 333
Parking 1,025
Washing machine 935

Vacation Rentals in Key West

Rental homes in Key West, Florida

From an oceanfront oasis of tranquility to a spacious villa reminiscent of a sea captain's mansion we have a delightful vacation home for you in Key West, Florida. Whether you want to be right on the waterfront or nestled in the hustle and bustle of the vibrant town you'll discover fully-equipped villas, bungalows, and apartments. Many have been tastefully renovated from old buildings and retain original and quaint period features.

All the comforts of home

Whether you're a couple looking for a romantic break or want a larger space for vacations with family and friends your ideal rental home is in Key West. All accommodation is fully furnished with comfortable bedrooms and spacious living and dining areas as well as all the kitchen appliances and equipment you need for cooking delicious meals. Many Key West vacation rentals also have their own gardens and swimming pools.

Orientation

Key West - an island city

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Getting to Key West

Domestic flights can land at Key West Airport but most international visitors arrive through Miami International Airport.Rent a car and make the drive down the Florida coastline and across the Overseas Highway. This scenic route makes a good start to your vacation. Once you arrive in Key West be sure to take a tram ride tour of the city.

Mallory Square, Key West
Mallory Square, Key West

Activities

Key West for families

Key West is certainly a family-friendly destination with plenty to occupy children and the young at heart during the day. Although the beaches are not natural they are well-maintained with plenty of facilities and ideal for a lazy family day of making sandcastles, splashing around in the warm water and enjoying a picnic lunch. If you head to Higgs Beach then your children can also have fun at the Astro City Play Park.

Key West for fun lovers

Since the days of prohibition and speakeasies, Key West has had a reputation as a party town. Enjoy sunset carnivals any night of the week before heading to popular Irish bars and on to a jazz or blues club. To make sure you don't miss any highlights be sure to join an evening walking tour.

Key West for fishing

Head out into the Atlantic Ocean for some of the world's best sports fishing. Try your hand at catching and releasing blue and white marlin, sailfish, and swordfish or catch bonefish, tarpon, and snook in Florida Bay.

The top 5 things to do in Key West

1. Enjoy the sunset

Key West is one of the best places in the world to enjoy a spectacular sunset and the celebrations start in Mallory Square two hours before it's due. So grab your cocktail, sit back and watch the sun disappear in a blaze of color while being entertained by street artists.

2. Ernest Hemingway and Key West

Ernest Hemingway lived and wrote in Key West for a decade. Visit his house museum and look out for the descendants of the cats he bred that roam the garden. They all have extra toes!

3. McCoy Indigenous Park

The McCoy Indigenous Park is the home of the Florida Keys Wildlife Rescue Center. Animals from seabirds to raccoons are nursed back to health here and released into the wilds. At any one time, you can visit up to 100 animals being cared for by the center.

4. The Shipwreck Museum

This lively museum takes you into the world of wreckers and explores Key West's maritime history using actors, film, interactive displays, and real artifacts recovered from shipwrecks. Enjoy panoramic views of the city from the observation tower. Great fun for all the family.

5. Messing around on the water

A must-do activity in Key West is taking a trip on a glass-bottomed boat. You can wonder at North America's only living coral reef and shoals of colorful fish and if you're lucky you might see turtles or dolphins.

Useful information

The climate of Key West

Key West enjoys a mild, semi-tropical climate with cooler Winters and hotter Summers. The wettest months are from May to October. Although Key West is the driest city in Florida there are early morning showers on most days during the wet season. This is also when the risk of hurricanes is highest.

Dining and festivals

A Hemingway daiquiri, conch fritters, and Key Lime Pie are delicacies of Key West that must be sampled.