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FAQs

  • Q: I want to rent one of the homes I found on your website. How do I move forward with a reservation?

    A. Great! We offer a number of options for reserving a vacation home. Our website gives you the ability to request a booking online via credit card through the individual listing page. You can also send us an email through the listing page inquiry form or directly at rentals@lastkeyrealty.com with any questions or to request a reservation. Our reservation process is completely electronic to make it easiest for our guests, however we are real people who answer our phones so we are happy to speak to you at length before any reservations are made. You can reach us directly at 305-292-6266, 7 days per week.

  • Q: I saw one of these homes on Craigslist priced lower than what is listed on this website. Which rate is correct?

    A. Stop! Halt! Beware! All of the rental homes listed on our website are managed exclusively by Last Key Realty, and we do NOT advertise on Craigslist or other similar sites. These sites are known for scammers. We do advertise through the HomeAway.com brand site (VRBO.com, VacationRentals.com, etc.) If you are ever questioning a listing that you also see on our website, please call us directly at 305-292-6266 to confirm.

  • Q: Why are some homes listed as monthly rentals only, while others say they can be rented nightly & weekly?

    A. Key West rental regulations require that a home have what is called a "Transient Rental License" in order to be rented for less than a month at a time. Any home that does not have this license may only be rented with a monthly lease. Those homes that do have transient rental licenses, which are quite a commodity in Key West due to the termination of issuance of these licenses, rent for a significantly higher rate "per night" or "per week" than those non-transient homes which can only be rented by the month. Each tab in our Rental Properties menu allows you to filter by "Nightly & Weekly Rentals" versus "Monthly Rentals" for your convenience.  Entering your exact dates of travel in the rental search bar will produce only the results available over those dates.  If you are interested in comparing a month in a monthly home to a multi-week stay in a transient home, simply click "Flexible Dates" in the search bar to return both sets of options.

  • Q: How do I pay for a vacation home rental?

    A. Last Key Realty accepts payment via credit card, check, and wire transfer. We require an estimated 50% up front to confirm your reservation. The full balance is due 90 days prior to check in for monthly rentals, and 60 days prior to check in for rentals less than one month in length. If you are confirming a rental within the 60/90 day period before check in, payment will be due in full at reservation time.  We do accept payment via credit card through our online booking system on this website.  If you prefer a different method of payment, please contact us directly to reserve your home.

  • Q: Is my rental deposit refundable?

    A. For stays of less than a month, your initial deposit is refundable less a $250 cancellation fee as long as you notify us of cancellation outside of the final payment deadline (60 days from check in). For month long stays or longer, the cancellation fee is 10% of total rental fees plus any credit card charges outside of 120 days prior to check-in date, and 25% of total rental fees plus any credit card charges between 119 days and 60 days prior to check-in date. Inside of your final balance deadline, your payments are non-refundable unless you have taken out a trip insurance policy, which we will quote you for upon initial reservation. Trip insurance generally costs about 7.6% of the rental total. Inquire with us for details.

  • Q: Once I get to Key West, how do I get into my vacation home?

    A. We are not a "key in a lockbox" company. With your Last Key Realty Vacation Rental, you receive the services of a full-time Guest Services Coordinator who will contact you prior to arrival to schedule to meet you at your home when you get to the island. Anything that happens during your stay, we are here to assist you. Our mission is to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

  • Q: What is the best way to get to Key West?

    BY AIR: It is easiest to fly directly into Key West International Airport, which is a destination for most major airlines. If flying into Miami or Ft. Lauderdale, the drive is about 4 hours without stops. To make the most of your vacation, fly into Key West (airport code EYW.) Taxis are lined up outside the airport to get you anywhere on the island.

    BY SEA: The Key West Express Ferry runs from Marco Island and Ft. Myers Beach to Key West and drops you right in the Historic Seaport area. The travel time is approx.. 3.5 hours from port to port. There are taxis available from the ferry arrival terminal to take you anywhere on the island.

    BY CAR: Driving down the Overseas Highway is a beautiful, scenic trip filled with water views and island features along the way. The drive from Miami takes about 4 hours without stops.