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How to Prepare for Your Stay in a Last Key Realty Vacation Home

Although this may not be your first vacation rental, we at Last Key do things a little differently than you may have experienced elsewhere.  We have compiled this guide to help us work together to make the most of your upcoming stay.  Of course, call us anytime if what you are looking for is not addressed here!

Send Your Travel Plans

There is a whole team preparing for your upcoming arrival, and we appreciate as much information about your travel plans as you can give us.  Please share your arrival and departure methods and timing with us as soon as you know them.  Please include your approximate times of arrival & departure if you have them, and if you will be driving, flying or arriving by boat into Key West.

If you are flying into Key West, plan to call your Guest Services Coordinator as soon as you get to the baggage area.  If you are driving, plan to call your Guest Services Coordinator when you are about an hour outside of Key West (around Marathon Key) so that he/she can meet with you if possible.  If you experience delays on your arrival date, please call or send a text message to your Guest Services Coordinator in order to keep us informed of your travel status.

Check Your Emails

Much of our communications come via email from either our office, your Guest Services Coordinator, or our Concierge team.  Please check your emails and keep in touch on your travel plans, as well as anything we can do for you as we prepare for your stay.

Customize Your Rental

Many of our vacation homes offer flexibility in the bed configuration, pool temperature, and other “add-on” options.

If your home has a note in the description that a bedroom offers “two Twin beds that convert to 1 King upon request” be sure to let us know whether you’d like Twins or a King at least 2 weeks prior to your arrival to avoid additional charges.

If your home has a private pool that can be heated, be sure to let us know whether you’d like the pool heated prior to your arrival if you would like it at that temperature when you get here.  Otherwise, we can turn the heat on when we meet you but it may take several hours to reach that temperature.  Be advised stays less than a month will see a per-day pool heat fee if pool heat is requested.

Coordinate Cleanings to Your Preference

All Last Key Realty vacation homes give you a washer and dryer, as well as cleaning supplies to use during your stay…but who wants to clean on vacation!?  While your reservation includes an end-of-stay cleaning, interim housekeeping services are available upon request.

If you desire interim cleaning during your stay, we must have ample advance notice as our cleaning schedule is often filled.  Interim cleanings will be charged after services are completed.  Inquire for rates, which are based on time and services requested.

Tell Us About You & Your Group

We’re preparing your vacation home specifically for you! The more details you share with us about you and your travel story is helpful so we can make your stay even better!

  • Are you celebrating a birthday?
  • Are you coming to Key West for a special Anniversary?
  • Is this your honeymoon?
  • Are you coming to Key West to fish?
  • How do you typically celebrate Happy Hour? What is your favorite “Key West” beverage of choice?
  • What activities are you most looking forward to once you arrive?

The more detail and information you provide us, the better!

Utilize Your Complimentary Concierge Service  

Your Last Key Realty Vacation Home includes the service of our Full-Time Concierge team for a personal Key West vacation consultation, as well as arranging for rentals, excursions, reservations, and making sure you make the most of your time OUTSIDE of your vacation home!

To get started with your complimentary concierge, give us a call: 305-292-6266.

Stock Your Fridge

Don’t waste your first precious hours on the island in the grocery store.  Contact our Concierge Team to arrange for pre-arrival grocery delivery service.

Packing Tips - What to Expect in Your Home

Your Last Key Realty Vacation Home has been fully stocked – our goal is to make sure your stay is luxurious and comfortable.

Last Key Realty Provides:

  • Linens & towels, including pool towels
  • The kitchen is fully stocked with appliances, tools, even down to the spices & coffee
  • Starter set of products (toilet paper, paper towels) and other essentials (trash bags, sandwich baggies, etc) laundry items (detergent, dryer sheets), and cleaning supplies (hand soap, dishwasher detergent, etc)

Items to Bring

  • Personal Toiletries - You will need to supply your own toiletries, but these can also be purchased at local drugstores or grocery stores if you prefer not to travel with them
  • Electronic Chargers - Although some of our homes have devices that help with charging your electronics, your best bet is to pack your own chargers

Any other items you may be wondering about ahead of time please give us a call or shoot us an email and we can chime in on your packing list.

Shipping Packages

Sending packages or shipping items down ahead of time?  We will happily receive your packages and deliver them to your vacation home for you on arrival.

Ship any items to:

c/o Last Key Realty
825 Duval St
Key West, FL 33040


All Last Key Realty Vacation Homes are absolutely smoke-free.  We appreciate your cooperation.