Dock and canal in the Florida Keys

Awesome Florida Keys Vacation Rental

Normally, I would not dedicate a whole post to a single vacation rental. In fact, this my first time. So why now? This Florida Keys vacation rental is over the top amazing.

Outdoor living space with pool, chairs, tiki pavilion

I found this rental at Key Colony Beach by digging around on VRBO. And, I feel like I struck gold. (I paid full price and got no special rate to write this post. However, if you do decide to rent via my link to VRBO, I receive a small commission.)

Dock and pier in the Florida Keys

This Florida Keys vacation rental is conveniently located in Key Colony Beach.

Manatee in the Florida Keys

Key Colony Beach is a neat little canal and beachfront community by Marathon. Marathon is mid Keys, so it’s an excellent base for accessing activities throughout the Keys.

This keys cottage is half of a canal-side duplex. So, you park right by your door – which I love.

Front of the duplex of a Florida Keys vacation rental.

This 2 bedroom (queens) 1 bath unit has a modern, airy feel. There is a stackable washer and dryer in the bathroom which I think is super important for this trip.

Stackable washer and dryer next to bathtub

This kitchen and living area is all one room like a typical condo. There is a bar, but you’re not going to want to eat inside.

Kitchen area with oven and dishwasher
Bar with 3 green barstools

Enough about the inside. What makes this place so special is the outdoor living space. It’s blissful!

Outdoor living area with table, umbrellas, and pool

The dining area is housed under a tiki roof. There is a grill and fans for comfort.

Outdoor dining area with table and chairs

And then there are the hammock swings. Oh, the heavenly hammock swings…

2 blue hammock swings

If you can tear yourself away from the hammock swings, you can relax in the private pool.

Person floating in a pool on a raft

No need to worry about getting too much sun. 2 giant adjustable umbrellas have you covered.

Legs on hammock with pool and umbrella

As the cherry on top, this rental is on a canal. If you have a boat, you can park it here.

Dock by a canal

It’s also a great place to kayak and fish.

Person kayaking in a canal

Perhaps my favorite part of sitting canal side was watching the manatees.

4 Manatees in a canal

This is a perfect place to sit and sip morning coffee. But, it is NOT a place to swim. My husband saw a giant shark one morning.

Coffee cup that says OH HAPPY DAY in front of the canal

I’ve stayed in a lot of places over the years. This canal-side rental is really something special! This Florida Keys vacation rental is not just a place to sleep, it’s a destination.

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