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Vacation Homes of Key West (VHKW) and Bascom Grooms Real Estate, announce our collaboration as two established Key West market leaders in business since 1999. In our combined efforts, we now provide complete real estate and vacation management services. Read More

Key West Spring Fishing Report

Sometimes called the sport-fishing capitol of the world, the Florida Keys are a prime fishing destination for many anglers. The summer season is heating up and there are various species that can be targeted this time of year. Read More

A Key West Vacation Rental Story: Still 'Living the Dream'

Tim and Rosie Dore have had a long-term love affair with Key West. Tim, who fell under its spell on a month-long fishing trip with a buddy, brought Rosie down a few years later. She was smitten, too. They decided to take their "relationship" with Key West to the next level, buying a home in New Town. Soon after Tim retired, he and Rosie became residents of Key West, returning to Ohio for the summer. Read More

Key West By Foot: The Historic Seaport & Harbor

Strolling the Key West Harbor Walk is a great way to spend an afternoon. Head down the path of wooden planks stretching across the Key West Historic Seaport. Take in the sea breeze and see what the local fisherman are unloading off their boats. Take a break and stop for libations at one of the many fine establishments along the way. Read More

A Vacation Rental Guest's Story: 'We're Going Back Every Year!'

It was zero degrees with over three feet of snow on the ground the morning Kevin and Cathy DuMond left from their home in the town of Hurley in New York's Hudson River Valley bound for Key West. Read More

Local loves Key West cool winter weather at the beach

So you're on vacation in Key West Florida. Here you are, first morning, you look outside, and UGH ... you see clouds, it's overcast and a little cooler than expected. Now what do you do? Don't get the winter blues just yet! Read More

Local Woman Shares Personal Key West Garden Tours

Next time you're in Key West, ride a bicycle or take a walk down Old Town Southard Street and experience the wonders of mature exotic plant life that fill this island. Stop and take a lot of photos, and allow yourself to be led by the different natural perfumes wafting from the blooming trees and flowers. With no true dry season or cold winter, Key West is truly a 'garden of Eden.' Read More

Cuban refugee boat remnants find a Key West home

Summertime for Key West natives means one great boat day after another. With little-to-no wind, glass-calm crystal-clear waters stretch miles out in all directions. This particular day, a few friends and I decided we would head to the Marquesas Keys which are located about 20 miles west of our tiny island home. Just around the corner of the island we came across a fresh Cuban refugee boat. Its condition told us the refugees must have only landed in the last couple of weeks at most. Read More

Special Rates Available Now!

Take a break from the sweaters and coats, and get ready to warm up in Key West, Florida in shorts and sandals. As winter takes hold, our warm winter sub-tropical climate will provide the cold relief you need. With ocean temperatures still in the 80's, remember to pack your bathing suit. It's a perfect time of year to hang out at the beach as well as explore famous landmarks about the island." Read More

Key West Food & Wine Festival 2016

Looking for a new wine to taste? The Key West Food and Wine Festival is coming right up ~ Jan 27 - 31, 2016. Wine aficionados take notice that on Jan 30th from 12 - 4 pm, Key West Winery is ready to expand your palate beyond margaritas with a repertoire of tropical wine tasting adventures. Taste fabulous fruit wines of mango, Key Lime, and guava, and get in the island wine groove. Read More

Key West New Year Sunrise at the White Street Pier

A short poem about the first New Year's sunrise on the Key West White Street Pier Read More

Holiday Season in the Southernmost City

Key West does the holidays right. Strolling down Duval St. you can find the lampposts decorated with holiday wreaths. Looking around, everyone may still be in flip-flops and bathing suits, but you can feel the holiday cheer. The holiday spirit sure shines bright while you are laying on the beach in December. Read More

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Governor’s Retreat is a monthly rental home in Key West, FL. #cottage #facade #facadedesign
Our favorite beach in Key West is Fort Zachary Taylor Beach, located inside a state park that’s filled to the brim with local Civil War history. #beach #history #beachvibes
This super-fun spash park is fun for kids and adults, and cools you down on a hot day in the Florida Keys. VHKW has lots of rental homes close to the park. #florida #splash #waterpark
For fishing fans, few places match the magic of Key West. #fishing #fishingislife #keywestflorida #fishingaddict
These two kayakers enjoy a magical Key West sunset. #keywestflorida #sunset #sunsetphotography #kayaking
Rob Oneal is a brilliant local photographer who captured this rare, beautiful view of the Key West Lighhouse. #keywestflorida #lighthouse #photography #photoshoot
A gorgeous shot from above of Key West, Florida, with the White Street Pier in clear view. #keywestflorida #island #islandlife #ocean #airplane
This charming vestibule is what you see when you walk through the front door at Key West Poolside Loft. Climb the stairs to the bright and open living and dining area!
This calming space is the perfect place to recharge at the end of the day.
There's space for three to sleep in this colorful and comfortable sleeping loft.