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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 weeks ago, and with the help of amazing first responders, our island community is making incredible progress in the efforts to clean up. While this storm was a catastrophic hurricane, the island of Key West was truly spared.

At VHKW we are happy to report that none of our vacation rental homes where damaged by flooding. The VHKW office and rental properties did not sustain any structural damage.  There are a lot of trees down and properties are still being cleaned up. This is a labor intensive process and will take some time. We expect all properties to be restored and fully operational before the current re-entry of visitors slated for October 20th. If this date is brought forward by emergency officials, we will provide updates as we receive this information.

Mile Marker 0 still standing tall, adorned with flowers.

Business owners and locals have been working day and night in an effort to get Key West back up and running ASAP. Local businesses are reopening and residents are feeling optimistic after seeing all the progress that has already been made.

The Key West Woman's Club on Duval Street.

We have taken some photos of some of our favorite places around town. We know that return visitors are keen to see their local favorites are still standing.

The Bull & Whistle Building on Duval Street looks great.

The local Irish Bar Irish Kevin's is open.

The Tree at Rick's Tree Bar still standing.

Sloppy Joe's already open for business as usual.

The Conch Train is ready to roll.

Key West still remains closed to visitors at this time. We appreciate everyone's patience while we clean up paradise. See you soon!

Local street vendors open with hats for sun protection.

The amazing "Kiss" statue remains in-front of the Customs Building.

The Kapok Tree survived the storm and still stands in-front of the local Court House.

The Green Parrot Bar provided a landline for locals to call loved ones after the storm.

The Coast shop on Whitehead fared well.

The Hemingway House and Garden lost a few trees, but the house remains undamaged.

Clean up of the Southernmost Point is still underway.

Banana Cafe is open for business as usual. Crepes never tasted so good!

Harpoon Harry's started serving breakfast as soon as the storm let up.

The Half Shell Raw Bar survived the storm and is open for business.

Ships in the Historic Seaport are sill afloat.

BO's Fish Wagon is back in action, already serving the best fish sandwiches on the island.

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 youre 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

Vacation Homes of Key West - VHKW Hosts Business After Hours With The Chamber of Commerce

As members of our local Key West Chamber of Commerce, VHKW staff enjoy participating in the regular chamber events. Key West is a unique island community, and gathering face-to-face for a business social, always promises a fun event and an opportunity to build on our commitment to sustain and develop locally owned and operated business with other local merchants. Read More

7 Mellow Ways to Beat the Key West Rainy Day Blues

Just because the sun isn't out now doesn't mean there's nothing to do! These seven suggestions for rainy day activities will keep you off the standard tourist track and let you keep living your vacation to the fullest. Museums, beach walks, and pools are just some of the many ways locals enjoy the rain and you can too. Read More

New Truman Annex Weekly Vacation Rental

Check out the latest addition to our vacation rental inventory. With its 3 bedrooms and fantastic location next to Fort Zachary Taylor state park and beach, this new rental can accommodate families up to 8 people. Read More

New Sunset Key Monthly Rental

We are excited to announce the addition of this beautiful private island vacation rental into our inventory. A 10 minute ferry ride from Key West, this home is perfect for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle but still want access to the action. Read More

Spring in Key West

The latest spring time deals on some great properties. You'll be surprised with what you find! Read More

Key West Winter Rentals

Winter is high season in Key West. Check out what's left in our inventory for exclusive deals on gorgeous luxury homes. Read More

Happy New Years from VHKW!

New Years in Key West remains one of Key West's most spectacular displays of personality. For such a small island, the festivities are astronomical, even gaining national television coverage. Key West delivers all that you would hope with its several "ball drops" (with a local spin), wild parties, but still provides options for those who want to stay out of the thick of the crowd. New Years Eve always makes for a fantastic night out on the town. Read More

VHKW Rental Featured In Costal Living Magazine

Our luxury 6 bed 6.5 bath Seaport Treasure Estate received a nice feature in Coastal Living magazine. We love when people appreciate the authentic, comfortable, and unique experience that we work so hard at VHKW to ensure our guests receive. This property is open for February 2017! Read More

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