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Key West Bike Week Poker Run 2011 ~ Thinking Back on 'Easy Rider'

I’m no motorcycle mama, that’s for sure, but Key West Bike Week has always tickled my fancy and turned my whole perspective around. I’m amazed that over... Read More



Florida Keys Lobster Season ... Or Let Them Eat Bugs

As I sat and dined and quipped in a favorite Key West lobster restaurant with my friend Dink, he asks me, “Have you ever eaten a bug … I mean before... Read More



My Husband Looks Like Hemingway (Or A Mistake in Bearded Identity)

I’m thinking about the 31st Annual Hemingway Days Festival coming up this next week in Key West to celebrate the literary achievements of Ernest Hemingway... Read More



A Key West State of Mind ... Found in a Vacation Rental Home

We decided to add a bit of levity this week with a post  written by my husband M. Scott Irwin.  After decades of living in Key West he is pretty darn good... Read More



Pirates of the 'Pen and Pictures' (or Business Ethics and Website Issues)

  Blog post from Cindy Rhoades, Ph.D. A combination of recent events involving plagiarism and copyright infringements of my business... Read More



Protect Your Vacation Rental Investment During Hurricane Season

When I got the official “City of Key West Hurricane Guide” this week, I tried to embrace it as a ‘friendly reminder.’  I appreciate the notation from... Read More



Choosing a Licensed Vacation Rental: Why It's Wise to Rent from an Established Local Rental Agency

This blog is an excerpt from article I published recently on ezinearticles.com.  While it's geared toward vacationers who rent vacation rentals for their... Read More



Key West History and Culture: Getting to Know the Local Ways

In this blog entry I’ll get a little out of the blog mode, and write a summary about the history and culture of Key West. Today the spirit of the Conch Republic is alive and well in Key West and is another ongoing way the special sense of group alliance is ritualized on this tiny island. Read More



Confessions of a KeyWest House Lover ...

How it all began - My love affair with Key West houses started over two decades ago. I thought I was taking a short get-away to Key West. Read More



Welcome to the Key West Vacation Rentals Blog!

Hi there ... and welcome to our blog. This is not your typical vacation rental blog. Here you'll find notes and opinions, quips and quirks about life in... Read More



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Be on the lookout for these “sea cows” and their calves. They are all over the place in springtime. #manatees #keywest #florida #island #sealife
One of our favorite neighborhoods in Key West is the Historic Seaport. ⛵️🚤🛳
Key West “sorta” has seasons. 🐣 Case in point: spring chickens! 🐣 Keep an eye out for these little balls of fluff! 🐣 #keywest
Island charm meets modern elegance at Uptown Key West Luxury Villa. #keywest #island #livingroomdecor
🌸 There’s lots of reasons to skip the hotel and rent a home in Key West instead. Perhaps one of our favorite reasons is the access to a full kitchen. 🌴 Don’t underestimate what a difference it makes to be able to wake up and brew your own coffee without having to wait for room service. Or fix a quick snack before heading to the beach. Or heat up some leftovers from your favorite Key West restaurant. 🐬 There’s no doubt about it— the kitchen is the MVP of your Key West rental home.
A fun beach sign in Key West that details the distance from other locations. #keywest #signs #beach
Equal parts crispy and juicy, the fried chicken at Dion’s Quik Mart is a Key West local fave. 🍗 Located all up and down the Keys from Florida City to Key West, Quik Chik is a perfect road trip snack too. 🍗 At first, you may think gas station fried chicken is no big deal… but trust us. You’ll want to try some when you’re here. 🍗 #keywestflorida #friedchickenrecipes #localbusiness
On April 23, 1982, frustrated by a US Border Patrol check point that was a huge inconvenience, the “Conch Republic” was formed. 🌴 They quickly declared war against the US, promptly surrendered, and then applied for $1 billion in foreign aid. 🌴 Each year, we celebrate our “sovereign state of mind” and this year marks the 40th anniversary of “seceding where others failed.” 🌴 #conchrepublic #keywest #islandlife