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Key West's Coffee Obsession

Nothing gets done before coffee, and I mean nothing. Why would it? Key West has some of the best coffee around. Coffee in Key West is ritual you can found being played out at any of the local coffee shops. Most cafes are a quick bike ride away from anywhere you stay in Key West. As you approach, you'll see locals getting their caffeine fix before work. When you step up to the window and the barriesta points to you, that means talk. Try saying 'cortadito con uno azucar' which means Cuban espresso with a small amount of milk & one sugar.

After you order take a seat. Most local coffee shops have benches or seats overlooking the street. As you wait you can hear the coffee and various pieces being tapped into the machine. As the coffee slowly begins to drip into the silver container, smell the aromas, earthy, thick, and sweet. Your mouth is sure to water as you hear the milk begin to steam and froth in the espresso machine.

This delicious Cortadito is similar to the Italian espresso. Originating in Cuba, just 90 miles from Key West, the people and the culture made its way to Key West over decades of interaction between the island people. As you sip, you'll likely see a few chickens walk up scouting for a quick breakfast. A few visitors stop take pictures of them. The wind comes off the nearby beach as you drink in your delicious treat. This is how to start your day like a true Key Wester. Walk away knowing you're fully charged up and ready to enjoy the day.

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Limited Time Offer

Vhkw~ Vacation Homes of Key West is now offering special deals at select properties for in season 2020 dates. These rates are available for a limited time. Make your reservation before March 1st and receive these special discounted rates. Please call (305) 294-7358 or contact a rental agent at for more information or to make a booking. Read More

New Luxury Monthly Vacation Rental Estate

This infamous Key west property has been owned by some of the most renowned names to spend time on the island. The property is 4 Bedrooms with 3 1/2 Baths and a private pool. We are currently working on finishing the full listing with property details so check back soon. Read More

The Grand Marshall Key West - Bahama Estate

Experience first hand the a beautiful representation Key West - Bahamian architecture when you rent this spectacular large Grand Marshall Key West - Bahama Estate vacation rental in the Key West Historic Seaport neighborhood. Read More

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? 31 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

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Little Jazz Room, Key West. 821 Duval St., Key West, FL. All the best local musicians find there way to this marvelous lille club plus many outstanding visiting performers. Photo by Bill Klipp
Now and Then. ‘Rooms on Fleming St.’ Key West.
Andy’s Cabana in Bahama Village Key West, FL. 308 Petronia Street. OPEN MIC on Thursday nights with something smoking in the grill.
Silhouettes at sunset on the Higgs Beach Pier - photo by Bill Klipp
Pastel mornings Key West sunrise nourishes the soul. Photo by Barbie Wilson
Flying from Miami to Key West over the archipelago of islands below