For those of us who already live in the Keys, we sometimes forget how lucky we are. Our daylight hours are consumed with work, school, and honey-do lists, and by the time the sun sets, we are simply too tired to get out and celebrate the beauty of our home town. As does everyone else, we go on elaborate vacations to places we have never seen before and we come home, unpack, and go back to work. It’s not that we take the beauty of the Keys for granted, it is just that we don’t have the proper amount of time to enjoy it! With gas prices and plane ticket costs soaring into the stratosphere, however, this year more people than ever are considering a staycation for their annual week away from reality, and although you could stay home and enjoy every lazy day comfortably and at ease, there are more than a few reasons you should consider locking the door behind you and experiencing your hometown escape in the comfort and style provided by our RentTheKeys sanctuaries, and we have a list of the reasons for a Florida staycation below!
Look Around You
Before you start scrolling through all the homes we offer, why not just take a look around your own home. Imagine that it is the first day of your staycation, you have just awakened, and you are lying in your bed trying to think about what you want to do during this extended time out from real life. You stretch happily, and your eyes catch sight of the faded and chipping paint on the walls. Rising up from the bed, you wander over for a closer look, and as you do, you pass by the window that looks out into a yard where older patio furniture and weeds growing up around the outside of your gazebo (another structure in need of paint) remind you that it has been too long since you paid any attention to the maintenance of your home. Before long you are at the home store filling up a flatbed with paint, yard supplies, and perhaps a new patio set, and all your plans for living like a tourist for a week go up in smoke!
Now Take a Few Minutes to Look at What We Have to Offer for Your Next Florida Ataycation
There are a lot of vacation rentals on the Keys, and we at RentTheKeys feature the best in the area, so this part might take a while. Pour yourself a glass of wine, turn off the TV and turn on the music, and prepare for an adventure in comfort! Our homes can be found all along the Keys, and your first criteria in selecting the one that fits like a glove might be location. Choose to stay a little further away so the temptation to stop by and grab that purse you forgot is a little more complicated and would take up more of your staycation minutes and more than likely will be completely avoided! Choose a Siesta Key private home when you live in Cape Coral and step into a bright and airy space that feels like home without all the honey-do chores associated with your own home. Offering spacious living rooms with plush furnishings and state of the art televisions, gourmet kitchens in which you won’t mind making a meal or 6 throughout your stay, and backyards with pools, hot tubs, and everything you need to relax and be lazy, our Siesta Key properties will make you fall in love and have some of the best staycations in Florida!
But if you already live on Siesta Key or in nearby Sarasota, why not take a few minutes to explore the luxury and comforts found in our Cape Coral homes? We feature family homes with large dining rooms where game will be played, meals will be consumed, and dad jokes will be plentiful! Garages hiding beach gear allows guests to enjoy long days at the white sand beaches they rarely get to enjoy. Our bedrooms offer tranquil retreats from the chaos of real life. These homes won’t have faded paint, the grass will be mowed by someone else, and your own honey-do list can be happily left behind and forgotten. Life is too short to spend every minute doing what you SHOULD be doing, and now is the time to do what you WANT to be doing, something that is easier done in our RentTheKeys sanctuaries!
Of Course, There Is More!
Not everyone is going to want or need our RentTheKeys standalone homes. Why waste all that extra space (and pay more for) when you only need room or two to satisfy your staycation needs? Our condos are designed to offer all the comforts of your home, but their cozier spaces can add romance to your vacation in the keys. Providing comfortable furnishings, incredible views, AND access to all the community amenities, your stay with us will be everything you dreamed it could be, and of course, MORE! Spend quiet evenings discussing your future with the television off and music streaming softly as you learn more about your favorite traveling partner. Nighttime swims will help you cool down after a hot day playing in the keys and will also help to calm your mind as you drift in the clean waters and let the sounds of the night soothe your soul.
Condos with patios that look over the sea provide peace to travelers, adding an element of beauty and importance to your getaway in Florida. For families (or friends, we get that not everyone who travels together is related by blood!) that seek more space, our homes are comfortable, expansive, and designed to make your trip to the keys memorable! A Cape Coral sanctuary lets the inside out with glass garage doors that roll up to allow guests to choose from dining inside, dining outside, or a combination of both! Large kitchens ensures that multiple chefs can cook together at the same time and high-end appliances will make meal prep fun again, even if this is a staycation with friends! Because even our best intentions to stay out of the office can fail when emergencies pop up, high-speed internet and private office space provides a place where hard working staycationers can step away from the fun going on in the main part of the house, attend an emergency virtual meeting, and then step right back into the festivities they had to leave behind! Pools that overlook canals or bays ensure that the water is always in your mind and beach-themed decors remind you (not that you need reminding!) that the beach is out there waiting for you to arrive! Every home, every condo, offers a beautiful vibe that makes you forget about the real world, if only for a little while!
The Tourist Life
Now that you have chosen your space, it will soon be time to live the tourist life in your home town. Luxuriate in a day spent on Siesta Key’s soft white sand beaches, staking your claim on a segment with beach chairs, umbrellas, and towels, or head to Sarasota for a day spent exploring the circus life and home of John and Mabel Ringling! You’ll find three different museums—one dedicated to the circus, one that is all about art, and the third being their home—and a historic theater that is hundreds of years old and provides a fascinating glimpse into the history of theater. Shop in Cape Coral, dine on Anna Maria Island, and explore the Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium for as long as you want to have one of the best staycations in Florida. All of these adventures will be your favorites and coming home to RentTheKeys will be the cherry on the top of a very delicious staycation sundae!