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VRBO Florida Keys it’s A Great Option

If you are looking to stay longer than a few days, then you should check out VRBO Florida Keys.  It’s a great option to give you space, save money and immerse yourself into the Keys culture.

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What is VRBO?

Vacation Rental by Owner (VRBO) is a website where you can “rent” a property for a few days, a week, or longer in the destination you want.  In the Florida Keys, there are so many options to choose from.  Up and down the Keys there is usually something for everyone.  Be it in Key Largo or in the middle of the action of Key West.


Privacy – 

Imagine no interruptions.  If you want to sleep until noon, no need to worry about housekeeping knocking on the door.

Lodging Choices – 

Choose from waterfront, beachfront, secluded, or right in the middle of the action.  Then choose from a condo or an entire house, versus the cookie cutter options of a king or queen room at the hotel.  Yep, your vacation rental can match your lifestyle.


Some VRBO properties even are pet friendly.

No Hidden Fees – 

Since you pay for the rental upfront, you have no hidden fees.

How Do You Use?

Click this link,  to get started on your search.  Input your destination, travel dates, and the number of people, and then browse the selection.  I usually put in some screens to narrow down the choices.

The first, would be the budget.  What is the upper limit of your nightly budget?  Second, put in your wants … such as a pool or location.

Then browse the selection.  Pay attention to the reviews.  Properties that don’t have a recent review, I tend to skip.  But, don’t automatically assume a bad review means that the property should be passed over.  Read why it was a bad review.  Was it the location?  Was it the shape of the property?  Just like reviews in Google and Trip Advisor on hotels, read them for the context of the complaint and even the compliment.

Booking the Property

Once you have settled upon a property.  Reach out to the owner.  Ask any questions you might have.  See how responsive they are and if you are comfortable with the price and the owner, then book the rental.  It’s really that easy.

Still, have questions, or need help choosing?  That’s what we, here at Fun in Key West, are here for.  Let us help you choose a property based on your wants, needs, and budget.  Give us a call or send us an email and let us help you choose your next VRBO in the Florida Keys!