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About VHKW ~ Vacation Homes of Key West

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Our Mission Statement:

Few world destinations have such a remarkable collection of original century-old Victorian and Caribbean architecture as Old Town Key West. Our company' s success was founded on our belief that the remarkable island homes and neighborhoods are not only an excellent tangible investment in our community heritage and economy, they are one of Key West's most important sustainable resources, to be preserved and enjoyed for generations to come.

Our mission is to help honor the heritage and preserve the authenticity of these resources by providing specialized locally owned and operated vacation rental management services. We pride ourselves on being local members of the community that we do business in. Through our proprietary marketing and management system, we provide visitors a unique opportunity to experience island life, by actually living in a Key West house while on vacation. Through this service, we turn the vacation homes we manage into customized profit centers for property owners, by providing guests a special vacation stay.

First time visitors to Key West always find it to be exotic and distinctive, and are surprised to discover the many layers of our diverse island culture. It is undoubtedly a one-of-a-kind corner of the world, with extraordinary architectural and neighborhood characteristics that make it impossible to replicate. There are many ways to experience Key West, and we believe that once guests have enjoyed the delights and charm of staying in a privately owned Key West house, they will have a deeper appreciation of the island where we live.

A stay in a private vacation rental helps visitors enjoy and appreciate Key West to its' fullest, while at the same time defraying costs and making money for owners of vacation homes. Each property is a unique private residential home that has been set-up as a custom personalized vacation rental. They are not standardized like a hotel room.

What We Do & Who We Are:

VHKW ~ Vacation Homes of Key West is a premier locally owned and operated vacation rental management (VRM) company providing personalized service, through the use of a proprietary management and marketing system. We specialize in vacation rental property management which involves marketing, renting, and maintaining weekly and monthly vacation rentals in Key West, Florida. While other companies are moving into corporate off-the-shelf management systems that force compliance with mega corporate on-line travel and vacation rental websites, we have remained independent and flexible, based on our decades of experience. Also, by design, we do not sell real estate and we do not manage long-term rentals. This allows us to completely focus on providing detailed and outstanding vacation rental management services for privately owned Key West weekly rentals and Key West monthly rentals.

We are a locally grown, locally based entrepreneurial business with deep roots in Key West. We are also well educated world travelers, with several international staff members who help bring a global awareness to our customer service. This means we have both the local knowledge required to get things done on a small island hundreds of miles from the nearest city, and the sophistication required to manage privately owned vacation homes that are part of a world destination that increasingly caters to the luxury traveler. Over 25 years later, we are still going strong, and believe in what we are doing.

How We Began:

VHKW - Vacation Homes of Key West is a premier locally owned and operated vacation rental management (VRM) company providing customized service, through the use of a proprietary management and marketing system, and hands-on locally based staff. We specialize in vacation rental property management which involves marketing, renting, and maintaining weekly and monthly vacation rentals in Key West, Florida. While other companies are moving into management systems being bought up and merged with mega corporate on-line travel websites and external booking engines, such as Homeaway/Expedia and TripAdvisor/Priceline, we have remained independent and flexible, based on our decades of personalized experience and our own software management system we have developed.

To assure a full spectrum of services, we are partnered with Bascom Grooms Real Estate, a premier locally owned and operated real estate company with decades of experience. Together our companies work to provide complete personalized real estate and vacation rental management services. As two well established local businesses who really know and understand Key West economy, Vacation Homes of Key West – VHKW, and Bascom Grooms are here to help you at every level: from finding and purchasing a vacation rental home, and then providing all aspects of vacation management services for weekly and monthly rentals.

Long before the popularity of vacation rentals, the first quaint Key West cottage we purchased quickly grew into a unique business. People loved to come and stay in it. In the early 1990's, the internet was still catching on, and website marketing of vacation rentals in its infancy. We slowly began acquiring additional bedraggled Key West houses to redesign and renovate with the same commitment as our first little cottage, and then advertised them on-line for rent as unique vacation rentals. As our success was acknowledged, we were approached by other property owners to market and rent their Key West houses, and bingo ...our local business was born.

Today, VHKW ~ Vacation Homes of Key West is well established as a premier vacation rental management company. We continue to offer what our founder envisioned as, "authentic Key West vacation rentals, where you can really live you Key West vacation island style." We continue to add inventory to our assortment of one-of-a-kind island homes that includes an impressive variety of privately owned vacation rental properties owned by local, national, and international clients. With offices located at 507 Whitehead St., Key West, FL, our business is operated by staff members who know Key West well and hold it close to their hearts. The continued growth of our company has been an extended family affair, with friends, colleagues, kids, artists, web and software developers, designers, architects, builders, and some amazing property owners, constantly sharing advice and support. The ongoing development and use of our proprietary software management system, custom website, and in-house social media efforts make us stand above the rest.

Florida Corporation:

Molly Parker, Inc., DBA, Vacation Homes of Key West, is State of Florida for Profit Corporation and is licensed by the State of Florida, Monroe County, and the City of Key West to rent Vacation Rental Accommodations. President, Cindy M. Rhoades, B.A., M.S., Ph.D. This website is owned by Molly Parker, Inc. DBA Vacation Homes of Key West, a 'for profit' Florida Corporation. President, Cindy M. Rhoades, B.A., M.S., Ph.D.

Registered Agent:

Richard Klitenick, PA
1009 Simonton St. Key West, FL 33040
E-Mail: Richard@rmkpa.com
P: (305)292-4101 F: (305)292-4102
Website: www.rmkpa.com

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