The word “cheap” might not resonate if you think about South Florida. If you know where to look, you won't have shell out hundreds of dollars to lay beachside this summer. These affordable cottages in Key West with breathtaking views of the water are perfect for those on a budget.

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You'd be hard-pressed to find anywhere else that holds spectacular accommodations to escape to then in the Keys. Yes, the region has the usual hotel chains like every other Florida city, but the rentals here are simply on a plane of its own.

While current times have brought tight times to wallet, this usually booming summer destination is now seeking visitors to bring back the spirit of the city.

From quaint little bungalows to sprawling villas that overlook the crystal blue waters surrounding the island, you can make memories in this sun-drenched oasis for cheap this summer.

Since this is Key West, after all, where the word “cheap” is like a dirty word, you’ll be able to score some nice digs with an ocean view at these six splendid cottages and beach homes.

Tiny House On The Water

Price Per Night: $163

Address: Key Largo, FL

Why You Need To Go: You and six guests can flee the city to this intimate community where you'll have access to not one, but two private beach points. There is also a heated swimming pool, a gazebo perfect for dinner on the water, and a beautiful view of paradise.

Oceanfront Paradise

Price Per Night: $180

Address: Key West, FL

Why You Need To Go: This beautiful oceanfront home has a tropical location that drips with beauty. It provides a lot of space and comfort for those looking to unwind, a pool that will be refreshing on a warm day, and a vibe that you will find hard to leave once you arrive.

Beautiful Quiet Gem

Price Per Night: $270

Address: Bay Point, FL

Why You Need To Go: This island home is spacious, affordable, and sits only a stone's throw away from Key West. Sitting on the water, it also comes with a pool and wraparound deck perfect for an island cookout. Don't want the memories to end? You can make it a permanent vacay as this home is also for sale.

Beachfront Key Largo Cottage

Price Per Night: $250

Address: Key Largo, FL

Why You Need To Go: The beach will be so close to you that you’ll smell the salty ocean breeze when you wake up at this cute cottage. Two bedrooms and a pull-out sofa will be enough to accommodate your crew, and all the modern amenities such as cable and WiFi will be available as well.

Venture Out Waterfront

Price Per Night: $255

Address: Cudjoe Key, FL

Why You Need To Go: Not only is this home spacious and beautiful, but you’ll be situated right on the beautiful shore of Bahia Honda Beach. Get ready to be mesmerized by the jaw-dropping sunsets.

Waterview Bungalow

Price Per Night: $195

Address: Islamorada, FL

Why You Need To Go: This home in Islamorada is the very definition of a vacation in paradise. You’ll be afforded with a jaw-dropping ocean view within seconds. If you’re into kayaking and snorkeling, this is your haven.

These prices and terms of occupancy are confirmed at the time of publishing, but they can change at any time.