How To Find Key West Vacation Rentals

December 10th, 2012

Did you know there are more than a thousand different vacation rentals in Key West to choose from? Even with the vast inventory of rentals on a small island, you would be surprised at how difficult it can be to find Key West Vacation Rentals in desirable locations. Preferred Properties specializes in helping our clients find perfect Key West Vacation Rentals in great locations. Take a look at our quick guide to help you narrow the search.

Q: How far in advance should I book my vacation rental in Key West?

A: It’s very important to start your vacation rental planning as early as possible. Most travelers book 6 months in advance. Although there is a vast inventory to choose from, the most desirable properties and dates are usually sold out up to a year in advance. The vacation rental market is different from booking a hotel.

Q: Why Should I book a vacation rental over a hotel?

A: There are many reasons to book a vacation home over a hotel. Firstly, renting your own vacation home ensures a private vacation without the nonsense and noise of staying in a hotel, allowing maximum enjoyment of your surroundings. Secondly, you have all the comforts of home, including a full kitchen. You will also find that a vacation rental is more affordable than a comparable hotel, leaving more money to plan exciting adventures while on vacation.

Q: What are the best locations for Key West Vacation Rentals?

A: Generally the most popular locations for vacation rentals reside in the Old Town District. If you want to be close to the action, concentrate on finding a vacation rental on Simonton, Elizabeth, Southard, Whitehead, or Truman Avenue close to the south side of the island. Preferred Properties offers a variety of beautiful rentals in these desirable locations.

Q: What if I want a quiet area of town for my vacation rental?

A: The further north you travel, the more quiet the setting. Some visitors even choose Cudjoe Key vacation rentals, which are located a few miles north of Key West so they can dock their boats and partake in a more relaxed atmosphere.

Q: How do I choose a vacation rental that my whole family or group will enjoy?

Finding Great Key West Vacation Rentals

A: More often times than not, groups and families want to be closer to the action with a variety of beaches, activities, restaurants, and bars to enjoy. When this is the case, you should definitely consider at least a 3 Bedroom Key West Vacation Rental with a private pool and plenty of space to relax. Preferred Properties offers a variety of 3, 4, and 5 Bedroom vacation rentals in Old Town Key West that are close to the action. 75% of our vacation rentals come with a private pool or Jacuzzi for your group to enjoy.

Q; How long is the average stay in a private vacation home? Can I stay for a month or more?

A: Unlike hotels, which are great for a weekend getaway, private vacation homes can be rented for months at a time. Some clients choose to reserve their vacation homes for the entire winter or summer season and live the true island lifestyle. Our average stay is about 2 weeks. Once you learn to live like and islander, you’ll never want to go back to the mainland!

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