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Rent Key West Vacations - Our Story

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Key West’s Local Property Managers

Rent Key West Vacations is a local vacation rental management company based right on Duval Street, just one block from the Ernest Hemingway Museum. Over the past 20 years, Rent Key West Vacations has created thousands of special Key West Vacations. Our historic homes, cottages, and beach condos give you and your family the perfect home for your Key West Vacation. We enjoy sharing the magic of Key West with our guests.

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Years of Key West Vacation Rental Experience

Founded in 1996, when Roberta Lowe of Rent Key West Properties and Dawn Thornburgh of Beach Club Brokers, Inc. combined their businesses, Rent Key West Vacations is one of the longest standing vacation rental companies on Key West. Both Roberta and Dawn brought years of Key West experience and a collection of vacation rental properties to the table. Roberta continued to focus on long term rental management and Dawn continued with real estate sales and management.

New Leadership and Growth

In 2000, new leadership came to Rent Key West Vacations. While purchasing a vacation rental home to add to the inn operations at The Mermaid & The Alligator Bed & Breakfast, Paul Hayes & Dean Carlson agreed to purchase Rent Key West Vacations. Paul, as the managing partner & President, took the reins and started to grow the company to its current size of nearly 80 properties.

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Proud Members of Florida VRMA

Striving to learn more and grow the business, Paul & Dean attended a vacation rental management conference. Before long, Paul become a board member of the Florida Vacation Rental Managers Association. And in 2005, Paul became the board president, a seat he currently holds. Paul travels the state meeting with vacation rental managers and law makers in his role as president of the Florida Vacation Rental Managers Association. This is a great asset to learning the latest internet marketing methods and finding new and better ways to manage a small business in Florida.

Stay with our Friendly Key West Staff

The staff of Rent Key West Vacations is a dedicated group of professionals who want to find the right property for the right guest. This is a family and friends’ establishment, where getting to know our guests and owners is an important part of the process. Our staff is well versed on local Key West activities and restaurants.  We make your vacation the best it can be. We hope that you will have the opportunity to get to know us and experience the pleasure of spending your vacation with Rent Key West Vacations.

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