Fall 2018 – A Better Value For A Beautiful Time of Year

The Fall is actually a great time to be in Key West, there’s less traffic and the island is much quieter, allowing you to enjoy all of your Key West favorites without having to deal with the crowds. The Fall is also when you’ll find the best rate values of the year, your favorite vacation homes can be booked for nearly 20% less than the cost of on-season rates!

Fantasy Fest 2018 dates are October 19-28th

Get ready for Fantasy Fest! An experience you have to see to believe, this weeklong event features the Bahama Village Goombay Festival, the Zombie Bike Ride, WomanKind’s BraZaar Presented by Last Key Realty, the Pet Masquerade, the 36th Annual Headdress Ball, the famous Fantasy Fest Parade, and much, much more! Get your most extraordinary costume ready and come join us for a week of Halloween shenanigans! For complete details, check out the official Fantasy Fest website. We still have nightly & weekly rental homes available for the week of Fantasy Fest, including: Villa Cubana, Saltwater Harmony, Gulfside Vistas, Brisa Fresca, and Avalynn House.

Be the first to experience the newest additions to the Last Key rental program this Fall! Our newest homes are fully furnished, fully stocked, and fully equipped with everything you’ll need to enjoy a relaxing vacation in Paradise!

SOUTHERNMOST SOUL

<< SOUTHERNMOST SOUL @ THE ANNEX >>

“Southernmost Soul” is a tastefully decorated 2-story townhome in Truman Annex that offers all of the comforts of home – a private pool, off-street parking, and spacious indoor and outdoor living spaces.

 

GOOD VIBRATIONS

<< GOOD VIBRATIONS @ OLD TOWN >>

“Good Vibrations” is a 4 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom private home with a location that simply cannot be beat, on a quiet lane just half a block from the world-famous Duval Street. This home paired with Last Key Realty’s unrivaled Guest Services will have you feeling those “Good Vibrations” for your entire stay in Paradise!

 

SOUTHERNMOST PALMS

<< SOUTHERNMOST PALMS @ THE ANNEX >>

“Southernmost Palms” is a beautifully renovated 3-story townhome with 2 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, located at The Foundry in Truman Annex. You’ll be just steps from Mallory Square, Duval Street and all of the attractions Old Town, Key West has to offer.

 

2 COOL FISH

<< 2 COOL FISH @ THE ANNEX >>

“2 Cool Fish” is a quaint 2 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom townhome located in Truman Annex. This home is tucked away down a quiet pedestrian lane where you’ll have the peace and quiet that comes with a gated community, yet you’ll only be steps away from all of the action of Old Town, Key West.

Time to Kick Start Key West – Post Hurricane Irma Update

Six weeks have passed since Hurricane Irma showed her ugly face in the Florida Keys, primarily impacting the middle and lower Keys about 20 miles North of Key West. Magically (see more on the mystical Grotto here), Key West was spared from much of the devastation and is now back to normal… which if you know Key West, is not normal at all.

Last week many Key West lovers flocked down to take part in the annual Halloween celebrations known as Fantasy Fest. It was such a fine sight to see so many people enjoying our glorious island again! If you weren’t able to make it to Fantasy Fest, don’t worry: There are a great number of fun events on the calendar for the rest of the year, including next week’s 37th Annual Super Boat Races, where guests can witness exciting power boat races right from the Truman Annex waterfont.

Now that Irma is in our rear-view, we need your help in bringing the activity back to our island! Despite the media’s portrayal of Irma’s impact, Key West was mostly spared – but what is now hitting us the hardest is the misconception that we are not yet open for tourism.  The island opened back up for tourism on October 1 and is back in full swing at this point. If you love Key West, it’s time you escaped all of your worries and took a relaxing vacation to our beautiful island. The weather is literally perfect, the beaches are glistening and you couldn’t pick a better time of year! Support your favorite vacation destination AND do your quality of life a favor by making a plan to spend a few nights, a week, or a month in the Conch Republic!

 

To make the deal even sweeter, we are offering some AMAZING specials that you will not want to pass up like our Procrastinator’s Discount, Snowbird Special, and Kick Start Key West.  See our specials page for details. Discounts included in online quoting.

Should you have additional questions about the impact of Hurricane Irma, the state of the island or our properties, please do not hesitate to call us directly at 305-292-6266.

Long live the Conch Republic!  #keysstrong

Adventures In Key West Real Estate

I think I’ll start by introducing myself… My name is Krystal Thomas, I am a REALTOR® and work for Last Key Realty, Inc. as an agent helping to make peoples’ dreams come true one closing at a time (corny but true!  Who doesn’t dream of buying a home in Key West?!).  In my spare time I’m a writer, avid reader, lover of the sunshine, good vibration seeker, newly inducted Rotarian and an avid fan of my husky and sidekick Skyy.

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I became a real estate agent in 2013 and let me tell you, the struggle has been reeeeeeal.  The amount of offers I put in for clients vs. the number of homes sold is astounding.  The first year I sold one house.  The second year I sold one house.  This year, year 3, as of today I’ve sold 5 and have 3 under contract.

It’s been a long rough road to get to where I am today both professionally and personally.  I’ve learned so much along the way and there is still so much more to go!  With each transaction and experience there are lessons upon lessons to be learned and I’m more excited than ever to share these experiences with you.

There are A LOT of really cool things cooking right now!  Aside from it being Fantasy Fest week in Key West, just today this happened:

  •  Got an accepted offer for my buyers for a mid town home in Key West, FL.
  •  Spoke with a prospect who will be in town next weekend and wants to  look at properties while he is here.  BINGO, set up showings for next  Friday… check!
  •  Approved the HUD to close on my first investment property on Friday.  My first house flip.  The FIRST FLIPAROOSKI!

I’ve realized that through all of my journeys, both personally and professionally in Key West, I am neither the first nor last to do or learn any of this.  But what I want to share with you is what I am learning along the way as an experienced/constantly learning agent, a first time home buyer, project manager, etc. etc.

I’m looking forward to sharing my adventures in living, buying, selling, managing and investing in Key West with you so stay tuned.

If you like what you read here, and would like my help as you enter your own Key West home purchase journey, please shoot me a message at krystal@lastkeyrealty.com or 305-394-4073 and we can set up time to talk.

 

 

A Different Kind of Colorful Key West This Fall

Greetings from Key West,

Summer has come to an end, but that doesn’t mean the sun has stopped shining in Key West. As a year-round vacation destination, there is truly never a bad time to visit Key West. Over the next few months we have lots of exciting events happening that will make a last minute getaway worthwhile!

Have you heard of WINEDINE KEYWEST? It kicks off this month and is an exciting opportunity to experience Key West’s iconic food scene at local discount prices. Participating restaurants will offer three-course prix-fixe menus from September 16th – October 16th. For more information on WINEDINE KEY WEST, take a look at their website: www.winedinekeywest.com. We are offering a last minute reservation discount when you book a Last Key Vacation Rental between now and October 22nd.mvt_j5mjOf course, the last week of October is Fantasy Fest. This year’s dates are October 21st – 30th. Take part in the crazy weeklong shenanigans featuring the Bahama Village Goombay Festival, the Zombie Bike Ride, the Pet Masquerade, the 34th Annual Headdress Ball, the Fantasy Fest Street Fair, The Famous Fantasy Fest Parade, and much, much more! Put on your most extraordinary costume and join us for a week of Halloween fun! For complete details, check out the official Fantasy Fest website: www.fantasyfest.com We still have nightly & weekly rental homes available for the week of Fantasy Fest, including: Avalynn House, Casa Victoria, Coastal Loving, Gulfside Vistas, Suzy’s Parrot Perch, and The Commander’s Sanctuary.csxf15yuwaaufasAre you a boating fan? Then get your front row seat at the 36th annual Super Boat International Races, taking place November 6th – 13th. The world’s biggest and fastest offshore racing series held at the Truman Waterfront is an exhilarating must-see event. Be sure to visit the Super Boat International website for further details and the complete race schedule: http://superboat.com/race-schedule/key-west-schedule/ Remaining available nightly & weekly homes for Super Boat Race Week include: Blue Heron’s Cove, Casa Louisa, Cielo Azul, Octopus’s Garden, Plantation Tropicale, and The Smiling Ibis.twistedmetalMaking Thanksgiving plans? Did you know that turkey tastes better in paradise?  All of our homes include a fully equipped kitchen, perfect for preparing your Thanksgiving Day feast. If you prefer a catered Thanksgiving, our concierge would be delighted to arrange that for you. Select your Thanksgiving Vacation Home in Key West before they are all booked up, remaining available homes include: Conch in the Treetops, Eden @ the Annex, Nature’s Edge, Puerta Coralina, Sea Captain’s Haven, and The Contented Crane.

Thanksgiving TurkeyEnjoy more privacy, unrivaled guest services, and all of the amenities our luxury Vacation Homes have to offer this Fall! Hope to see you soon!

Your friends in Key West,