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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



Key West Songwriters Festival 2018

The Key West Songwriters Festival is the largest of it's kind. The island is filled with incredibly talented musicians and songwriters. Good to book a vacation rental in advance for this popular event. Read More



Hurricane Irma Takes Some Trees but Not Key West Spirit

Mother nature is incredibly resilient, and as refreshing rains followed Hurricane Irma, green leaves began to quickly sprout from the trees. At first the skyscape seemed nearly barren with trees down and leaves blown off by the storm. But already the canopy is green and flourishing. Read More



The Holidays Come To Key West

Key West is getting into the Holiday Spirit with decorations and lights going up around the island. The Key West Historic Seaport has done a wonderful job of lighting up the Harbor Walk. There are wreaths and red ribbon string up all over the island. Strolling down Duval St. you can find the lampposts decorated with holiday spirit. Read More



2017 Key West Holiday Vacation Rental Availability

With Fantasy Fest just finishing up, visitors are returning to Key West. While clean up of the festivities are going on VHKW is preparing for the busy... Read More



Hurricane Irma Update - September 22, 2017

Even a category 4 hurricane can't keep the spirit of Key West down! As you know Key West sustained devastating winds from Hurricane Irma less than two... Read More



Summertime Things to Do (on the water)

There's nothing better to do in the summer than be out on the water. The surrounding oceans of Key West provide plenty of possible activities to fill everyday for everyone from those who have never seen the ocean to confident boaters and spear-fisherman. The only way you can miss out on your summertime vacation in Key West is if you spend every day on land! Read More



Parks, Picnics, and Playgrounds

A local Key Wester takes you on a tour of some of his favorite public places on the island. This guide will take you to a number of Key West parks, beaches, and points of interest you probably don't know about. If you're someone who enjoys to picnic, exercise, or just relax with a book under a palm tree, be sure to check out some of these spots to spend your day with local knowledge. Read More



Available Properties For The 4th of July, 2017

Key West loves the 4th of July and there is plenty of family fun to be had. At VHKW, we have many privately owned vacation rentals that are perfect to host you own 4th of July celebration. 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