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“Florida Keys Gem”
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1038 W.OCEAN DR., KCB, FL  33051
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1038 W.OCEAN DR., KCB, FL  33051
NEW street 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
NEW street 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 BEACH groomed daily of nasty, stinky seaweed (same as CC), just bring our towels!
(CLOSED TBD 12/15?) CC Priv. 65' POOL membership (6) w/ temp. controlled infinity edge/spa + BEACH!
REOPENS DEC! (Irma damage) Cabana Club Pool : 65' infinity edge + temp. controlled/food/ restrooms.
NOW CLOSED- 12/? REOPENING: pool/beach membership for 6- no dogs) bring towels or rent $1 PP per day
Food/drink service poolside + beach! Plus renovated CC membership snack bar: alcohol, free water etc
RELAX! Cabana Club groomed daily ocean beach/NO stinky seaweed, lounger chairs, food+ drink service!
PENDING: Havana Jack's + PIER open to PUBLIC, next to CC beach (formerly called Cabana Breezes)!
(CLOSED for repair): Havana Jacks ocean side lounge area/tiki hut/fishing pier (was Cabana Breezes)!
CLOSED: Havana Jacks seating area with public fishing pier! (new owners- use to be Cabana Breezes)!
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: CLOSED/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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Debra L
Tinley Park
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“Florida Keys Gem”
Reviewed October 21, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

Patty - Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us. We had a wonderful time and the pictures you post don't do it justice. I was truly amazed at the size of the rooms and the appointments. I know you said we would have everything we needed, but I was still pleasantly surprised. The home is the perfect get away, conveniently located in the middle of the Keys. We took advantage of the coolers, the books and the helpful hints you provided to enjoy everything the Keys has to offer. We discovered some excellent local restaurants and I’m sorry to say despite the long walks on the beaches I still gained some weight. My husband is a fisherman and he spent every morning and evening out back on the deck. He caught plenty of snapper and permits and took full advantage of the bait freezer you provided. We are planning to make a trip to the Keys an annual trip and hope to stay with you again in the future. Thank you again for sharing your lovely home with us. Debbi

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Liked best: The home is very comfortable and fully stocked.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 20, 2013
Thanks for your review Debbi-
You're not the first to say that about my photos! We love to surprise our guests "in a good way" at check in! And I'm glad that I didn't mislead you when I stated that Keys Ocean Drive has everything our guests need (except for a bath scale- why see our weights while in "paradise")!!!

Many guests enjoy fishing right off our docks in the rear, and the bait freezer/fish cleaning table makes it very convenient!

You're welcome Debbi, we always welcome hosting repeat guests!
Patty
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Va
Reviewed August 29, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

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A romantic getaway Older travelers
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Fl
Reviewed August 10, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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Management Response
Aug 10, 2013
Thanks Martha!
Keys Ocean Drive welcomes repeat guests! Why be disappointed, please consider our beautiful rental that is updated yearly and fully equipped with anything you will need!

And so glad to hear that Martha's family appreciated the newer 42" LG TV and Sony stereos (stationery & portable)! And an interesting comment about rental A/C units too! When one guest commented that our A/C thermometer was difficult to use, we replaced it with a new simplier one!
So we do listen to our guests and try to accommodate most requests!
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Ohio
Reviewed July 28, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

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S.C.
Reviewed July 26, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

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Management Response
Jul 26, 2013
Thanks Wayne!
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CT
Reviewed July 25, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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Management Response
Jul 25, 2013
This is what Kathy wrote me prior to posting her review:
"Patty- your home was more than we thought it could be. Our family had the best vacation ever!!!! The house is so beautiful and well appointed. xxx We want to come back next year!!!

Thanks again for letting us have our Palm Breezes in Paradise!!"

Another happy guest, are you ready to book yet? Patty
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Emmaizzy
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“Tidy place and convenient location.”
Reviewed July 7, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

Had a nice time. Rental was comfortable and offered all items you would have in your own home. Beach access across street, little dog park down the road. Luckily there were no renters in next door unit or left of unit on Chanel. Parking pontoon boat would have been difficult. We lucked out and had a lot of room to navigate. Looking out for people who may have bad joints, only access into unit is to climb stairs. Had a great time and look forward to visiting the keys in the future.

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Management Response
Jul 6, 2013
Thanks Nick, glad to hear that you had a nice/great time and that you have plans for coming back to the Keys! Keys Ocean Drive rental welcomes return guests!

Our Island of KCB as well as our rental is dog friendly. Nick & Mrs. traveled with their 2 doggies. Sunset Park is very doggie friendly and great for viewing nightly sunsets! It's just 1+ block walk, there you will find a water spicket and pick up bags for man's best friend! Plus this Park, along with all other Island amenities, is just down our driveway, onto convenient walking/jogging/bike path right in front of our duplex (no need to walk in the streets with very rare island sidewalks)!

Plus we have that "rare" membership to Inch Beach, just across the street with partial ocean views from our rental- it doesn't get any more convenient than this! Unfortunately, this is not doggie friendly.

Our rental duplex is flanked by 2 duplexes that do not rent, but occasionally these homeowners are down visiting KCB. So never noisy renters flanking our relaxing Keys Ocean Drive rental!

These connecting retired neighbors don't own a boat for their adjoining canal dock. So Nick had a 24' boat, and our dock space should be adequate for most boaters, plus it comes fully equipped, see website.

Do be mindful that a stilted duplex does mean a full set of stairs to the unit. So this might have been too much for their two 28 lb/13" tall doggies to handle (by their own description: "short stubby dogs")! But that elevation also means that we have great canal/ocean views, nice breezes/air flow for hot summer months such as their July dates. Plus all surrounding nearby neighbors down the canal are ground level (keep in mind that some 3 story condos down here don't even have elevators!).

Because we have a covered carport for parking 1 boat trailer and car or 2 cars (no trailer) tandemly, there is less exposure to brutal heat from that HOT sun! This makes your vehicles cooler, especially for traveling seniors, children and especially man's best friend! Most driveways are not covered and have full FL Keys sun exposure! Plus our driveway is long, so another car or two can park tandemly in the open sun where more parking needed.

FOR 4TH OF JULY VACATIONERS:
What a great time to be in this area, as Marathon (a few miles away) has a full day of events to celebrate Independence Day (July 4th)! This is at the public park/beach called Sombrero Beach, turn on Sombrero Beach Rd. between both grocery stores on US1. A parade starts in the morning and then there's live music, food vendors and all sorts of activities throughout the day there. They will have a fireworks display at sundown but you can also stay on our island and see these fireworks across the bay facing west. It's called Sunset Park (doggie friendly), as it's the favorite place every evening to be, but especially when these fireworks are set off! Of coarse, you would not be able to watch the ground displays from the Sunset Park distance..... Patty
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