Conch Republic Independence Celebration

conch republic independence

Every year visitors join Florida Keys residents for the Conch Republic Independence Celebration, a quirky event honoring the birth of the republic and its place in Keys history. The republic was founded in April 1982 to protest the installation of a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint that stopped traffic at the top of the Florida Keys Overseas Highway, the only road in and out of the Keys. This year's independence celebration is April 15-24, 2022, and we invite you to be our guests in these luxury vacation rentals from our collection.

John Truman's Hideaway-Nightly Rental 1 Bedroom 1 Bath Sleeps 2

This sunny studio is tucked down a lane between Truman and Whitehead Streets and features top-of-the-line amenities. Enjoy the shared 14’ x 10’ pool and calming water feature. Lounge chairs and towels are provided. The covered front porch is ideal for sipping morning coffee. You’re close to everything Key West and Duval Street, and you’re just around the corner from the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum. The US 1 Mile marker 0 is less than a 10-minute walk (3-minute bike ride) from your home. 

La Maisonnette, NEW Nightly Rental 1 Bedroom 1.5 Bath Sleeps 4

Location, location, location, is what this condominium is all about! From here you can walk 1 block to the many attractions of Duval Street, including restaurants, cafes, bars, and shops. Or you can bike or drive about one mile to Higgs Beach and relax in the sunshine. This quiet residential oasis is in the middle of everything Key West. Vacationing in this gated community, surrounded by lush foliage, will give you a taste of what it might be like to live here. There's a shared pool with water feature and it's pet-friendly.

We also have a collection of luxury monthly rentals available. Reserve 28+ nights so you'll be sure not to miss any of the celebrations. In particular, look at Fernwood, Galveston Getaway, Inn Cogneato, My Happy Place and Starfish.  Reserving a luxury vacation rental from the Historic Key West Vacation Rentals ccollection is as easy as clicking on your favorite right on our website or with assistance from our professional vacation planners when you call 305.296.1010 or email

We're celebrating our Conch Republic's Independence Celebration. Please be our guests!