Last Updated on August 29, 2022

I discovered a wonderful Florida Keys RV park called the Sunshine Key RV Resort and Marina. I immediately knew this would be the second stop on our journey throughout South Florida (check out the houseboat we stayed on in the Florida Everglades). This Florida Keys RV park lives up to its “resort’ name with a heated pool, activities, and a marina on a 75-acre island called Ohio Key.

It also includes a Tiny Home Village along with its Florida Keys RV campground, conveniently located just thirty miles from Key West, between Marathon and Big Pine keys, and a short drive to Bahia Honda State Park.

Sunshine Key Florida Keys RV park has stays in tiny homes (Petite Retreats), rental RVs, and rental sites for personal RVs. We checked in at the main desk and a host drove us in a golf cart over to a tiny pink house named Pearl. She gave us a full tour and checked to ensure it was clean and ready for guests. Cute doesn’t even begin to describe the charming “Pearl.”

Florida Keys RV Campground

Exterior of a Rental Trailer at Sunshine Key RV Resort and Marina ©Jeanine Consoli

If you don’t own an RV, drive to this Florida Keys RV campground and consider staying in a rental camper. A fully outfitted trailer has full-sized appliances in the kitchen and all the accessories needed in the cabinets. Outside, a patio table is perfect for alfresco dining. Inside, the one-bedroom camper sleeps four, with one king-sized bedroom and a queen-sized sofa sleeper.

The trailer also included two full-sized recliners to relax after a full day of enjoying all the activities in the Keys.

Though we didn’t get the chance to sleep in one of the campers on this trip, we plan a return to Sunshine Key to experience this Florida Keys RV park. We absolutely loved the grounds, especially the heated pool and the gorgeous sunsets off the fishing pier. We met other guests, from all over the states in their own RVs or rentals who raved about their stay in this Florida Keys RV campground.

We’re sold on these type vacation choices. If you like off-the-beaten-path accommodations as much as we do, you must check out these unique stays in Southern Florida.

Our Adorable Florida Keys Tiny Home

The Tiny House Village At Sunshine Key RV Resort And Marina ©Jeanine Consoli

The resort includes a village of tiny homes. Ours had a wonderful deck facing the Gulf of Mexico. A high-top table and grill allowed us to cook and enjoy meals outside while taking in the stunning sunrises and sunsets.

One step inside the home, and we instantly fell in love. The ceilings were high, and yes, there was air conditioning. The kitchen and eating area were designed perfectly with modern appliances including a stovetop, refrigerator, and toaster. Cabinets were fully stocked with pans, plates, and utensils for up to three guests.

The main floor sported a bathroom with a stall shower. Installed shelving allowed storage for towels and personal items. A staircase leading to a loft included thoughtfully designed drawers within its risers.

The loft housed a queen-sized bed roomy enough to sit up and lie down, along with a pink velvet couch. This added charm and another sleeping space for a third person. The bedding and décor were funky and in keeping with the tiny house vibe.

We absolutely loved our stay in Pearl!

Dining Tips in the Florida Keys

On our way down to Ohio Key, we stopped in Key Largo and enjoyed lunch at the Key Largo Conch House and had their award-winning Conch Chowder. For a fun night out and great pizza, No Name Pub was a fun choice. Those into fresh-caught fish and water views will love Geiger Key Marina Fish Camp.

What to do While in the Florida Keys

A Sunrise View From Pearl At Sunshine Florida Keys RV park Resort And Marina ©Jeanine Consoli
A Sunrise View From Pearl At Sunshine Key RV Resort And Marina ©Jeanine Consoli

Here are a few ideas for fun activities while you’re visiting the Florida Keys:

Snorkel and Kayak tour from Key West

Sunset sailing tour from Key West with live music, bar and hors d’oeurves

Dry Tortugas National Park day trip

Listen and Learn!

Get excited for your upcoming Florida Keys adventure with this great episode of the “Florida Spectacular” podcast that takes a deep dive on Florida Keys history.

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