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Amelia's Hideaway - Hidden Courtyard Villa with Private Pool

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Last updated: 10/07/2014

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
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Private Homes, Old Town villa description

"In-the-know" travelers who return to Key West to vacation love to choose the more elegant area of Upper Duval St. as their favorite area to stay . . . and this is exactly where you find "Amelia's Hideaway". This one-of-a-kind vacation villa is perfectly situated just off Upper Duval, and because it is way at the end of an unknown lane it is well hidden from public view. Unless you've stayed in this villa before, there's no-way you'd ever know it's just steps off Upper Duval Street in one of the prettiest parts of Old Town Key West.

The property itself is authentic Key West and unique all-the-way. Pineapple carvings on the fence gracing this property just hint at the island-living charm you find inside. Art work by famous local artist David Wegman perched above the gates welcomes you at the entrance. Enter the large wooden blue-green gate off the little private lane and you step into the beautiful courtyard with a crystal clear swimming pool. A statue of the happy Buddha graces the pool side and further welcomes you to your home in Key West and once inside the courtyard you are treated to even more art work; this time canvas art pieces painted by Key West artist Sanford Birdsey are uniquely incorporated into the courtyard walls.

This vacation villa was refreshed and the layout re-worked in October 2008 by local designers to maximize comfort and sleeping options that now include four full bedrooms that all open to the private courtyard. If you have stayed at Amelia's Hideaway before you will love the upgrades and the new room layout that now features one spacious great-room with open kitchen / living room and a flat screen HD TV. The great-room opens directly to a covered lanai that has a dining table for 'el fresco' dining.

The best way to visualize the layout of this villa is to consider each room as it is situated within the courtyard. The house is built as an "L-Shaped" villa with each room in the house opening to the courtyard, and then ¾ of the roof of the villa is an expansive Mexican tiled roof-top deck. We begin our descriptive tour as you pass the rooms once inside the courtyard gates.

Room One: Bedroom #1 (yellow room) is a large room and is set as a full suite offering 2 twin beds that can be put together to make a king size bed, a large kitchenette, and a private half-bath (commode and sink). There is also a table conveniently placed for you lap-top. This room also offers a full size sofa that can be made into a queen bed

Room Two: Bedroom #2 (blue room) has a king size bed and love seat that can be made up as a twin bed. This bedroom connects to a newly renovated full bathroom with bath tub. The design is decidedly unique and very tropical using tumbled marble in an unusual design.

Room Three: Bedroom #3 (rose room) has a Queen bed and offers a writing desk. While this bedroom connects to the same newly renovated full bathroom as bedroom #2, the door connecting this bedroom to the courtyard is just steps from the “pool bath' which can be used as a private bath for the "rose room".

Room Four: The great-room (living room / kitchen) is the fourth room down the line of the courtyard. The great-room has a beautiful retro-style blue and white kitchen that is open to the cream colored living room area on the other end of the room that provides a sofa and love seat. This combined living area has a flat screen HD TV. The sofa in this great-room is a queen sleeper sofa if you need another bed in a private sleeping area. The main dining area for this room is found in the covered lanai just out the French doors from the kitchen offering a Caribbean ‘el fresco' dining area.

Room Five: The 'pool bath' is an artistically tiled full bathroom with a blue and white design created by a local Key West artist. This bathroom has entrances from the lanai as well as the 'great room'.

Room Six: The sixth room (green room) is Bedroom #4 and is considered the master suite for this villa as it is situated 'off to itself' offering the most privacy. This bedroom offers a king size bed and a private full bathroom. The bathroom is tiled in tumbled marble tile of muted tones of golden brown.

Roof Top Deck: The next living space in this unique Key West villa is outdoors and upstairs on the large Mexican tiled roof top deck which expands over 3/4 of the roof. This upper deck is reached by a stair case just outside the master suite. The upper deck offers the perfect spot for private lounging, sunning, star gazing, catching the ocean breeze, or staging a roof top cocktail party or dinner. This deck is furnished with outdoor furniture, built-in side bench seating, and outdoor lighting.

Laundry: Finally, back towards the entrance gate is a separate building which serves as the laundry and utility area.

The design of this property lends itself perfectly to small gatherings of families and friends.

Bedding Summary: Bedroom #1 - 2 twin size beds (can be made as a king size bed); queen sleeper sofa. Bedroom #2 – king size bed; twin sleeper sofa. Bedroom #3 – queen size bed. Great-room – queen sleeper sofa. Bedroom # 4 – king size bed.

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Property Type

      • Villa

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Large private Mexican tile roof top deck. Perfect for private sunbathing and star gazing. Also has a second kitchen with bar area. All rooms open to pool and courtyard area. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Synagogues

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Photography
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Parasailing
              • Sailing
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Wind-Surfing

              General

              • Air Conditioning
              • Broadband Access
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Linens Provided
              • Parking Off Street:

                Just at the end of the lane....moreless

              • Telephone
              • Washing Machine

              Kitchen

              • Catering Available
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Kitchen:

                (2) Main kitchen is located in the great room. There is a second kitchen in the front of the house. ...moreless

              • Microwave:

                (2)...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                (2)...moreless

              Outside

              • Balcony
              • Deck / Patio
              • Lanai / Gazebo
              • Outdoor Grill

              Payment Type

              • Amex
              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

                  • Private Pool
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Winter
                  Dec 15 - Apr 30, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $5,250
                  Shoulder
                  May 1 - Aug 15, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $4,700
                  Summer
                  Aug 16 - Dec 14, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $4,150

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                  Location

                  Great place to kayak not far from this property. Several Tropical Botanical Gardens are on the island for touring and relaxing. There is also an amazing Butterfly Conservatory just up the street in the neighborhood where this house is located.

                   

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                  Photos

                  • Gateway entrance to the property.

                    Gateway entrance to the property.

                  • At the front of the house is the studio with its own bath and small kitchen.

                    At the front of the house is the studio with its own bath and small kitchen.

                  • Studio opens onto the pool area.

                    Studio opens onto the pool area.

                  • Reverse view of Master Bedroom showing connected bath.

                    Reverse view of Master Bedroom showing connected bath.

                  • Small coral bedroom is situated off dining nook of main living area.

                    Small coral bedroom is situated off dining nook of main living area.

                  • Sheltered lanai dining area outside main living room.

                    Sheltered lanai dining area outside main living room.

                  • Spacious, fully-equipped kitchen in main living area.

                    Spacious, fully-equipped kitchen in main living area.

                  • Rear living and sleeping areas connect Caribbean-style, by covered portico.

                    Rear living and sleeping areas connect Caribbean-style, by covered portico.

                  • Main living area bath opens directly to  portico for easy after-swim access.

                    Main living area bath opens directly to portico for easy after-swim access.

                  • Large roof deck is great for daytime sunning and for star-gazing after dark.

                    Large roof deck is great for daytime sunning and for star-gazing after dark.

                  • Tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac...hard to imagine Duval St. is so close by.

                    Tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac...hard to imagine Duval St. is so close by.

                  • Amelia's Hideaway is on a dead-end lane less than 1/2 block off Upper Duval St.

                    Amelia's Hideaway is on a dead-end lane less than 1/2 block off Upper Duval St.

                  • Front entry opens onto pool with studio to the right and main living area beyond

                    Front entry opens onto pool with studio to the right and main living area beyond

                  • Twin beds in the studio.

                    Twin beds in the studio.

                  • Master Bedroom offers direct access to pool deck.

                    Master Bedroom offers direct access to pool deck.

                  • Tile bath is between the Master Bedroom and the smaller coral-pink bedroom.

                    Tile bath is between the Master Bedroom and the smaller coral-pink bedroom.

                  • Toward the rear of the property, the entry to the main living room area.

                    Toward the rear of the property, the entry to the main living room area.

                  • Main living room area.

                    Main living room area.

                  • View from kitchen, across breakfast bar, into the living room area.

                    View from kitchen, across breakfast bar, into the living room area.

                  • Main living area bath

                    Main living area bath

                  • Rear bedroom, just off the main living area.

                    Rear bedroom, just off the main living area.

                  • Pool and main courtyard area.

                    Pool and main courtyard area.

                  • South Beach, at the Atlantic end of Duval St., is only four short blocks away

                    South Beach, at the Atlantic end of Duval St., is only four short blocks away

                  • The Southernmost House- just one of many places of interest within a few blocks.

                    The Southernmost House- just one of many places of interest within a few blocks.

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                  This listing was first published here in 2007.

                  Date last modified - Sunday, December 21, 2014

                  $4,150 - $5,250 per week (USD)
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                  4 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

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                  Speaks: english, spanish, czech, polish, Bulgarian
                  • Calendar last updated: 10/07/2014
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