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Tropical Retreat ! Low Rates ! Summer Rates Just reduced even Lower !!!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4

Tropical Retreat Conch House description: **** RESERVE NOW! ****

Offering this comfortable home for vacation rentals. This cozy, 2 bedroom (each Bedroom equipped with Flat Screen TV based on customer request), 2 baths, ground level (no stairs) bungalow duplex is perfect for an island get away for 4 guest! As our Reviews indicate (We listen to and respond to our guest suggestions), a wonderful, newly installed Tiki Hut with overhead fan provides you and your guests with a great place to dine or enjoy a drink, or the solitude of the water while watching the sunset. 37.5' of deep water dockage on a wide canal gives you plenty of room to bring the boat (up to 30' max.) with a short walk from the sliding door to your boat, or you can take a swim in the 65' Olympic size pool at the Cabana Club (private pool, beach, and restaurant club) membership included with the rental unit. The home also features a 47” Hi-Def.TV, high-speed WI-Fi internet, cable & Blue-ray DVD player in the living room, books and games, fully equipped kitchen (including toaster, blender, coffee maker), comfortable waterfront chaise lounges and chairs, 2 beach chairs, rods & reels, ceiling fans throughout, and lush tropical landscaping.

This spacious duplex is located in a tropical paradise. The property is on 9th Street, front facing east, on the island city of Key Colony Beach at MM 54.5 in the Middle Keys (within Marathon).

This is a canal-front unit with a 37.5’ dock that will comfortably handle up to a 30 ft. boat, fish cleaning table, water and 20amp electric service at the dock and easy access to both the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. The home features a large, 8x10 Tiki Hut with new gas grill fronting the canal (great place to cook, dine & relax), two bedrooms, two baths, great room, and laundry room. There is sufficient parking on site for a boat trailer, RV and 3 vehicles. (City Regulations only allow one trailer per property.)

The master bedroom has a king and twin bed, and the guest bedroom has a queen and twin bed. Each bedroom has its own full bathroom. The unit has been completely remodeled with a new kitchen, new baths, comfortable furnishings/beds, individual A/C units (all 3 units new since June, 2014) in each bedroom and living room. New floor tile throughout the house. WI-Fi internet, cable and a 47” flat-screen, smart TV in the living room included. Washer and dryer as well as ironing board and iron are included with rental.

The two public beaches (Coco Plum & Sombrero beach) are a short 5-10 minute drive from the home. Bicycle & Kayak rentals available including helmets with free delivery & Pick-up.

Key Colony Beach is an island city that offers a quiet, safe environment--our own police department, tropical setting with excellent restaurants, boat rentals, charter boats, par three golf course (rental clubs available), tennis, basketball court, children's park, several dog parks and resort-type shopping all within walking distance. Marathon is known throughout the globe for its gulf and deep sea fishing, lobster, snorkeling and dive locations.

If you intend to fish here we strongly recommend you put the FREE app “FISH RULES” on your phone.

It shows pictures of fish that are legal at what size for this area. It replaces pages of regulations.

Plus anywhere in US you fish it uses phone GPS to show only fish for that area!

This is a smoke free home, outside smoking permitted. Pets (dogs only) considered (2 Dog Max.), 75lb. max. ($100 addl. fee per dog). Please Note: All rentals are Sat.-Sat. only, multiple weeks available. Check-in time is 4PM, Check-out time is 10AM.


Cancellation Policy: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation, the deposit and all monies paid, will be refunded as follows:

75% if cancelled 90 days prior to Check-in Date

50% if cancelled 60 days prior to Check-in Date

0% 59 days or less prior to Check-in Date

More Details

Charles Lankford
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 July, 2017

About Charles Lankford

tropical Retreat was purchased in 2013 by 4 friends (Charlie, Chris, John & Chuck), that have enjoyed fishing together in Key Colony for over 10 years. One of the owners is a 10+ year resident of Key Colony and will give you the personal attention you deserve on your arrival. We created LACE Properties LLC and purchased this property so that we could not only continue to enjoy all of the amenities that Key Colony offers, but could share with those who feel a need for a little 'Tropical Retreat' for a week or longer themselves.

Charles Lankford purchased this house in 2013

Why Charles Lankford chose Central Florida Keys

We chose this location because one of the owners is a year round, long term resident of Key Colony which includes its' own Police Force. This home offers all of the comforts of your own home with an onsite owner that will respond and address any issues that may arise. We take great pride in our hands on approach to making your stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible.

What makes this house unique

With a wide deep water canal and a 37.5 ft. dock, you can be in the gulf of Mexico or the Atlantic ocean within minutes of casting off. Captain Hook's Bait and fuel dock is readily accessible from end of canal.

The 'Cabana Club' Is A Private Beach and Swim Club

Offering Members And Their Guests:

A Sandy Ocean Beach, 65' Heated & Cooled Pool,

Game room, Cocktail Lounge,

Large Sun Deck Areas and a Snack Bar.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Key Colony Beach in Monroe County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • See rental agreement for cancellation policy.
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bathroom 1 in Master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bathroom 2 located in hall outside of bedroom 2
  • Both bathrooms have new vanity, countertop and toilets
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • Master bedroom with king size and twin bed with headboards, large closet and private bath. Bedroom 2 has new queen and twin with headboards and large closet and dresser. New (June 2014)AC units in each bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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(49 traveller reviews)

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Tropical Retreat ! Low Rates ! Summer Rates Just reduced even Lower !!!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 49 reviews

We were very impressed, the unit has had a total remodel.Very clean! The canal is beautiful . Close

  • 5 of 5

We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice house, beautiful view

  • 4 of 5

Window units are a bit loud, but the house is nice. The porch area with hut and picnic table (with fan!) is fantastic. The dock was great for evening fishing, close to the cabana club for afternoon trips to the pool.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable. Just what we expected.

  • 5 of 5

Just two of us, so plenty of room. Enjoyed the tiki area to relax in the afternoon.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We want to thank Charlie for sharing his place with us last week. Everyone enjoyed the space and the dogs were right at home. Plenty of room for our group. The boat was a perfect addition to our trip and we appreciate everything you did to make sure we had everything we needed!! And the Cabana Club was perfect for late afternoon refreshments!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, comfy beds. Good fishing right from the dock. Walking distance to Cabana Beach club. Beach was clean, well kept, soft fine sand and ample lounge chairs available. Same thing for the pool area. It was off season and a great time to be there. Cooler temps and fewer people in the Keys.

Rental of Charlie’s boat with place was well worth it. We fished both gulf and ocean side from the boat. Caught an array of different fish and just enjoyed being out on the water. We were there during hurricane Mathew and had good weather just a few high winds and seas. Charlie gave us a refund for two days of the boat rental due to the higher winds and not being able to take the boat out. Will definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As you were aware we try very hard to have our place in tip top condition. The one thing we have no control over weather. I don't want boat used on high wind days so I issue a credit when I judge its too rough for boat and passengers. Look forward to hosting you again. Charlie
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  • 1 of 5

I have been going to marathon key annually for 3 years and until this past year have had an amazing time. Every year we rent a boat to going lobstering and fishing, a main stable of our trip. The "BOAT" we rented from Charlie was a joke. Our 23 foot contender with a 225 yamaha motor on it was barely able to go 15mph and had no reverse. The live-well had maggots and grime and our boat ladder was falling apart. When we agreed to rent this property and his boat we were lead to believe we would have a fully functional boat with reverse. Upon arrival we were notified 20 minutes before we were to pick up the boat that it had broken two days prior. Had Charlie let us know when it had broken we would of possibly had time to reserve another boat. But as it was opening week for lobster season we were left with half a boat with no live-well and no reverse. Charlie gave us a sob story about how the motor would be so expensive to fix and that he couldn't afford it right now. Which would have been understandable if he wasn't driving around in a brand new Tesla, which starts at $70,000. THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING. It took us much longer to go a same distance for lobstering and we had no where to stash our fresh catch. As if that wasn't enough our house was not prepared for people to live in. It is customary to leave the new renters a couple of rolls of toilet paper and maybe a fresh roll of paper towels. Neither of which were found in our home. The house must of been wired by a blind electrician because certain lights must be on to use several of the appliances.The house itself wasn't that bad aside from the master bathroom. The bathroom is smaller than a closet and the toilet is brilliantly positioned so you are hitting your knees on the wall in front while sitting on it. Another pain but not a deal breaker. The worst offense, aside from the boat fiasco, was how CHARLIE stalked us. Several times we would return home to find him sitting in our driveway and never a reason for the visit. On one occasion we were walking back from the park when Charlie drove by and turned around to follow us home to sit in our driveway for 30 minutes. We never truly felt safe on our VACATION. I understand that this is his house but it is customary to give your guest privacy or alert them that you will be stoping by. Our owner last year would call us if he was going to come by. Like the title says, this was by far the worst keys trip simply because of the house's owner Charlie.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This was 2 separate transactions: Rental unit: VRBO Reservation. His complaints. No toilet paper and no paper towels. My housekeeper was sure they were put out. I was there Saturday and Sunday mornings to review boat issues. He could have mentioned I would have provided from our separate supplies closet. Size of bathroom. Built to housing code specifications. Absent from his complaints were that a globe from a boat light attached to dock went missing between Sat and Sunday visits. When they left our kitchen placemats were gone as were wicker containers for storing keys and other misc. items—souvenirs I guess. I rode by each day to see if boat was being used. It was. Boat Rental: This is a separate agreement unrelated to VRBO. This Renter asked for boat rental a day early. I went to prepare boat and it was stuck in gear. I spent hours trying to fix it to no avail. I managed to pay a premium to have mechanic come by Sat. am to troubleshoot problem. He disassembled linkage, put it back together and it shifted ok. I offered Renter to refund payments and he could have gotten another boat. He declined because the Rental was bargain priced and because he could start motor in forward gear so he could get to Lobster sites and back. I asked him if he could wait an hour while I cleaned boat and he declined. I gave him Saturday rental for free. Renter went out Sunday and boat ran at slower speed due to engine shutting down 2 cylinders to protect motor from damage. Mechanic came again Sunday and determined he could determine problem only at his shop. I again offered to refund Renter his money and he declined again. AT THIS POINT HE KNEW BOAT ISSUES AND USED THE BOAT EACH DAY FROM SATURDAY THRU FRIDAY! During orientation I showed him how to operated GPS and had him count no. of bars of fuel I provided so he could fill boat with same amount of fuel I provided. Instead of 6 bars he returned the boat short by $200+ of fuel. My $400 boarding ladder was ruined by he or one of his party. On Tuesday following the Boat was fixed as soon as parts arrived. I can understand Renter being disappointed that boat had a problem when he arrived. He acted as though the breakage was intentional. He doesn’t want to give me credit for my above and beyond efforts to get it fixed for him. I should have just refunded his money for unused days per our agreement. I’ll stand by the 5 star reviews we’ve worked hard to earn that we are proud of. CHARLIE
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Sombrero Beach
"One of the nicest beach in the keys"
Old Seven Mile Bridge
Cabana Breezes
Key West
Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Key West Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sparkey's / Cabana Breezes
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
KCB Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
US 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Tarpon Creek/Key Colony Inn/Sparkey's
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Cocoa Plum / Sombrero Beach (Public Beaches)
Car: recommended

Membership in the exclusive Key Colony Cabana Beach Club with heated Olympic pool and private beach.


Public and private boat ramps available in Key Colony. Launch your boat and tie to your own dock.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Key Colony Beach, Florida Keys

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season 2017
29 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fall 2017
9 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
winter season 2018
16 Dec 2017 - 20 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season 2018
21 Apr 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2018 Lobster Mini Season
21 Jul 2018 - 28 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £81.96
Refundable Damage Deposit £190.6
Cleaning Fee £133.42 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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