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Old 04-19-2010, 04:09 PM   #1
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Where to Stay

We are going to Key West this Summer and are wondering if anyone has a preferred Place to stay with the Motor Home.
If you know of a good Place let me know so we can get Resv.

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Old 04-19-2010, 04:43 PM   #2
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Hi Fred,
Consider Sunshine Key RV Resort. It is at MM 39. There are things to do both North and South of the CG. Being 39 miles from Key west, it is reasonably priced. Go to Sunshine Key RV Resort and Marina Reservations | Big Pine Key Campgrounds and get the details.

If this is your first trip to the Keys, there is something to consider as you drive into the Keys. You'll leave a four lane highway and immediately transition into a two lane road (US Route 1). Most of the time you will not get over 45 MPH. There is no place to pass or make time. What I'm saying is to plan extra time for the last 100+ miles of the trip. Consider this time to leave the mainland lifestyle on the mainland and adjust to life in the Keys.

If you want suggestions on things to do and places to eat, post here or PM me.

On edit, I see thes is in the Monaco owners' forum. If you'd like recommendations, PM me. I don't usually see posts in the Monaco owners' forum.
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There is only one and maybe two rv parks in key west. The one we stayed in is boyd's and the price was sort of steep, but you don't have much choice. It is a very nice place.
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In the summer time, there is only one place to stay, Blue Water Key RV Resort at MM-14. It is a true resort and the 2 websites will show what I mean. The 1st is rentals direct from the owners and the 2nd is rentals through the Resort. Their summer rates make it worth staying there instead of Boyds on stock Island at MM-5, which has very small sites and is very expensive, for the small, tight sites.
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Old 04-20-2010, 07:26 AM   #5
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Thanks to everyone for their suggestions. These are good.
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Fred,
When are you headed there? We'll be a BW Key May 3 thru May May 11
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We will be going in July around the 10.
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Another place to consider is Venture Out. It is a resort with a mixture of RV spots and homes. It is not quite as nice as the Blue Water Key resort, but it doesn't cost as much either. Also, it is located about 22 miles from Key West, so it is in a decent location. Go to this site for a listing of sites, pictures, costs, etc. If you can get site #296 it is probably the best in the resort for the price ($70-$75/night plus taxes)

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We stayed in #295, but #296 is perfect.

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Thanks that looks like a good place also.
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If you happen to be retired military Sigsbee Navel Station has an RV Park, If you have Passport America Jolly Roger is in Marathon and at $36 a night it would be worth joining PA. Jolly Roger has a 5 night limit on PA so it might pay you to spend 5 nights there to see that part of the Keys before or after doing Key West.
The dolphin research center is very close to Jolly Roger.
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GaryKD, we will be returning to KW in Jan so I would like to know all the things to see and do if you don't mind sharing them.
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Also consider the state parks. I like Curry Hammock SP. This is very clean. Water and Electric only, no sewer hookup but there is a dump station. Also this is oceanfront camping.
I go to the keys every winter to escape the new england winters.
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Thanks to everyone that has responded. I now have some good ideas from ya'll to look at. This is a very good board to share information on.

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My freind was having some trouble with pusher the dealership said fill it with fuel and leave it at sunshine key in the front parking lot and they would come down from fort meyers and pick it up for repairs. When the dealership got to the park the gas cap door had been force open and 90 gal of fuel gone. (The park is full of theives) They took my hand painted manatee
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