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Why ‘Book Direct’ with a Local Vacation Rental Company rather than an OTA (Homeaway, VRBO, Airbnb, Expedia, etc.)

When you go on-line to find a Key West vacation rental, knowing which company to book from can become confusing and downright daunting. When you make a computer search for, Key West Vacation Rentals or Key West Vacation Homes, there are so many options to choose from on the cloud that it can be difficult to know where to start. Read More



New Monthly Rental On Southard Street

See our newest Monthly Vacation Rental on Southard Street in Key West. This 1 bedroom cottage features a private pool and bunk room for visiting guests. The perfect home base right in the center of Oldtown. Come stay like a local while exploring paradise. Read More



Is Key West for Kids? 41 Things to Do with Kids in Key West on Vacation

Parents often ask us if Key West is a good place for kids on vacation. Our definitive answer is, YES! Our unanimous enthusiasm is based on our personal experiences of living on this island for decades. Read More



New Vacation Rental Properties

We are excited to introduce our newest additions to our private vacation rental inventory. At VHKW we like to offer something for everyone, and these new properties have a lot to offer. Read More



Spend Thanksgiving In A Key West Vacation Rental

If you love to cook, imagine the fun you can have preparing Thanksgiving dinner with your family and friends in the privacy of 'your own home' while on vacation. Our vacation rentals offer guests a chance to feel at home, while away from home, and preparing meals and eating together while on holiday is one of the nicest ways to make memories for a lifetime. Read More



VHKW ~ Vacation Homes of Key West Celebrates 21 Years With New Logo

Over the past 21 years, we have grown and continually evolved as a premier locally owned and operated boutique company in the vacation rental industry. Our new streamlined logo was inspired by our deep roots in Key West, our long-established position on the island, and the need to differentiate our company from other Key West vacation rental businesses. Read More



Key West Lobster Fest August 9th - 12th

22 Years of celebrating the delectable lobster. This festival celebrates the islands favorite crustacean. Featuring a street festival with vendors from near & far. Read More



Hemingway Days Celebration 2018

38 Years of celebrating Ernest Hemingway by gathering in Key West for a one of the most unique look-alike contests you can imagine. Read More



10 Things To Do When It Rains In Key West

When it rains, it pours in Key West. But no worries. There are lots of fun things to do around the island that will keep you entertained inside! Read More



Lazy May Days In Key West

What to know what to do in the Off-Season in Key West? This tiny island plays host to countless festivals along with musical and cultural events that out number many more well known destinations. Rental rates are less expensive too, so it's a great time to same money too! Read this and get some ideas for a last minute trip to our tropical paradise. Read More



The 36th Annual Conch Republic Independence Celebration 2018

Long Live the Conch Republic! For 36 years we have been celebrating our unique culture that makes us different from any place on the planet. Come and experience our history with our week-long Independence Celebration, that takes place at various locations around the island, on land and sea. Read More



2019 Monthly Vacation Rental Availability

Next winter's 2019 Key West rental season may seem a long way out, but many of our monthly vacation rentals have been re-booked by this years customers. Our rental agents have spoken with current guests and have confirmed what properties are available in January, February and March of 2019. Now is the chance to reserve these properties. Read More



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Located just across the Cow Key Channel from Key West, Stock Island is home to many thriving marinas.
The fascinating history of the Key West Cemetery. #cemetery #gothic
In Key West, we celebrate Christmas with a lobster trap Christmas tree. 🎄#christmas #christmastree #unique
We love the White Street Pier in Key West. Its a great spot to fish from, see the sunset, or just take a stroll.
Its no secret that Santa loves Key West, Florida. Here, he takes a nap in between trips. 🎅🏼 #santa #christmasdecor #keywestflorida
The lighted boat parade is one of the many festive events that take place in December in Key West, FL. Many boat owners really go all out! #christmasdecorating #boat #tropical #keywestflorida #light #boating #boatlife
Smathers Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Key West.
Nothing says Christmas in Key West quite like a palm tree decked out in red, white, and green twinkle lights. 🎄 #keywestflorida #christmas #christmasdecor #tropical
A colorful, tropical turkey says Happy Thanksgiving from Key West!
This beautifully preserved building is now an art museum and a beacon of historic preservation in downtown Key West.