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Key West vacation memories are usually the best you remember! We at Rent Key West Vacations like to help create those good memories by finding the right house for our guests. You should enjoy their Key West vacation experience and your vacation home away from home and we strive to make that possible.

Rent Key West Vacations is one of the oldest vacation rental management companies in Key West. History runs deep in our company as it does in the homes we manage on this historic Key West island. Rent Key West Vacations was a combination business effort of Roberta Lowe of Rent Key West Properties and Dawn Thornburgh of Beach Club Brokers, Inc. Both women brought years of Key West experience and a collection or vacation rental properties to the table in 1996 to form this new company. Roberta continued to focus on long term rental management and Dawn continued with real estate sales and management.

In 2000, new leadership came to the company. 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.

Striving to learn more and grow the business, Paul & Dean attended a vacation rental management conference. Before long, Paul had become a board member of the Florida Vacation Rental Managers Association and in 2005 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 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.

The staff of Rent Key West Vacations is a dedicated group of professionals that 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 activities and restaurants, so we can help 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.