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Key West Condos & Vacation Rentals

Key West Travel Guide

When you visit Key West, you'll feel like you're in a tropical paradise! This island and city in the Sunshine State is home to picturesque beaches and is located in the southernmost point of the continental USA. From sailing and kayaking to snorkelling and swimming, there are lots of activities to enjoy, as well as museums, art galleries, golf courses and theaters. In particular, Duval Street is where it all happens, with souvenir and boutique shops during the day and lively restaurants, saloons and nightlife when the sun sets. Everyone loves a watering hole in Key West, and when you're in the city, don’t forget to try some Key lime pie!

Things to Do in Key West

Top things to do in Key West include visiting Smathers Beach. The beautiful beach is home to sun, sea, and sand, and is popular with vacationers. You can also climb up the Key West Lighthouse and soak in the views at the top. The Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory is an exciting place to spend the afternoon, with 60 colorful creatures to admire and an aviary you can walk through. Alternatively, tour the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and see where the author spent most of his years writing. Fun in the evenings is in Mallory Square with its lively atmosphere and array of restaurants, shops, and sunset celebrations.

Best Places to Stay in Key West

There are lots of hotels and resorts to choose from around Duval Street that are near to all the action. There are also places near to Smathers Beach. Since Key West is pretty small, you are never too far away from anything!

Best Time to Visit Key West

The temperatures can get hot in the summer in Key West, while the spring is a much more manageable heat. Accommodation prices are a lot more reasonable during March to May also.

A Local's Guide to Key West

What better place to have a break than the beautiful island paradise of Key West? Travelers looking for rentals in Key West can enjoy the laid-back atmosphere, incredible sights, and sandy beaches.

Taking a vacation in Florida Keys gives visitors a chance to relax and take in stunning ocean views.

Sun-seekers will love rental homes in Key West Florida for their full kitchens, locations near the many beaches and home comforts. Guests can choose a monthly rental which is just minutes from the main attractions including Mallory Square, Duval Street and Smathers Beach. From a vacation home, sightseers can be in the heart of the resort by just stepping outside. No need to drive to find a beach, the island is only eight square miles so everything is just a stroll, cycle ride or short cab ride away.

A Key West vacation gives sunshine-lovers more than just the chance to soak up the rays. Visitors can really get under the skin of the Florida Keys by visiting some culturally important sites such as the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum.

Smathers Beach is the largest public beach on the island and lets sunbathers stretch out on more than half a mile of sand. Lined with coconut trees, this tropical paradise allows travelers to truly soak up the Floridian lifestyle.

Mallory Square is another must-see destination. Head out in the late afternoon to enjoy the incredible atmosphere that earned the place its catchphrase – “See you at Sunset!” Every night, hundreds of tourists flock to the plaza to watch the sun set while enjoying a two-hour festival including arts and crafts exhibitions, performances and an amazing variety of street food.

Swimming in the Atlantic is on everyone’s bucket list. And with such a small island you’re never far away from somewhere to jump right in! But if you want to cool off in some historic surroundings, head to Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park to scuba dive, snorkel or go for a paddle in a kayak.

The perfect place for beachgoers is Key West. With vacation rentals in Key West just minutes from the waterfront, rent a beach hut and spread out a towel for a day of relaxing with friends or family. Head to Bahia Honda State Park, Higgs Beach or even take a trip out to the Dry Tortugas. Travelers in Key West will find plenty of sandy stretches to escape and relax.

Guests that want to swim but don’t want to bring all the gear in their suitcase can just hire some for the day. Snorkels, fins and even beach chairs are available to rent for the day – just turn up and chill out!

With temperatures never dipping far, only down to around 50 degrees F in the winter months, vacation rentals in Key are a popular choice for out-of-season vacationers.

The tropical climate means during the summer temperatures can soar to more than 95 degrees F which may be a little bit too hot for some.

Most rental homes come with AC to make sure guests get a restful night’s sleep away from the heat of the evening. To avoid the crowds, vacationers can look at vacation rentals available between March and May. At this time of year, the weather will be about 70 or 80 degrees F so still plenty warm to enjoy this tropical paradise! The rainy season is between June and September so visitors should pack an umbrella and raincoat!

Condos in Key West

Visiting Key West FL is like experiencing an island paradise. The beaches are some of the softest and whitest on the west coast, particularly Snatchers Beach, while, the town of Key West is bursting with life. Spend your days swimming in the Atlantic Ocean and the evening exploring the vibrant nightlife of Ducal Street and Mallory Square. There are also culturally important sites, such as the Ernest Hemingway home and museum.

Key West condo rentals are not hard to find but they do get booked up quickly, especially in the summer months. Vacation rentals in Key West tend to come with full kitchens, ocean views, and even tennis courts. Depending on your preferences, there are additionally vacation homes with fully equipped kitchens in gated communities. The Truman Annex rentals in Florida Key is a good place to start, with many multiple bedroom and 2 bathroom properties available to host the whole family. Alternatively, the 1800 Atlantic Suites are also great condos.

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Key West is in March, while the cheapest month is in October. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Key West is in the high season in February. Key West has its low season in September, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.
The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Key West tends to be Monday, while the most expensive day tends to be Friday. Vacation homes in Key West tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.

The Weather in Key West

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Key West. The hottest month in Key West is April, when temperatures peak at 95 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to 53 ˚F. The wettest month in Key West is May with 14.17 inches of rain, while the driest month is April with 0.21 inches of rain.

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Vacation Rentals in Key West

At AllTheRooms.com we have accommodations from all of your favourite providers - Airbnb, Homeaway, VRBO and more. We have 4,127 vacation rentals, hotels and other accommodation types in Key West ranging from budget options to luxury places to stay. On average, a place to stay in Key West will cost you $918 per night.

If you want to stay connected during your trip, then you can choose from over 1,221 accommodations in Key West that have WiFi. 40 places to stay include a breakfast. Fitness addicts can get a workout in during their stay by choosing from 244 accommodations that have gym facilities. If you are driving to Key West, you'll want to pick from 1,140 places to stay that provide parking. 437 hotels and vacation rentals have a pool or jacuzzi.

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In Key West AllTheRooms currently aggregates hotels, vacation rentals, hostels from more than 9 providers, including 493 places to stay from Airbnb, 401 accommodations from Homeaway and 401 places to stay from VRBO.

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