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Abaco Dreams 3BR/2BA Old World Key West Charm Meets Modern Tropical Luxury

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With this pool setting you'll be tempted to while away the hours at the house

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
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Private Homes, Old Town villa description

Authentic old-world Key West charm meets modern tropical luxury in this wonderful historic island home, Abaco Dreams vacation rental. Built of original glistening clear heart pine from floor to 12 foot ceiling, the interior rooms radiate a warm and magical feel that would be nearly impossible to replicate by modern builders. Built in one of the most long-lived and well-loved styles of American architecture this romantic Key West home displays classic lines of renaissance-inspired symmetry. Deep spacious living and bedrooms off a wide center hall, high ceilings, detailing with classical white capital-topped columns, transom door lights at the front entrance, and a side-gable roof all suggest this home it is one of Key West’s few American-Georgian colonial style homes.

During the original renovation of the home, the historic Dade County heart pine walls and floors were refinished to reveal the natural golden gleam of this remarkable wood, making a beautiful back drop for hanging wall art. Another special feature I love about this home is the retro black cast iron and porcelain claw foot tub selected for the master bathroom. Perched on elegant silver painted fan-leaf feet, the tub is a perfect contrast to the custom Aztec patterned black and white tile floor. An elegant canopy rain shower fixture is beautifully framed with a clear glass shower enclosure making the bathroom artful in and of itself.

Interior Layout:

The historic floor plan of our Key West Abaco Dreams has been preserved for the most part, with the exception of additions to the back of the house to meet the modern island lifestyle of ‘bringing the tropical outdoors inside.’ As you face the front of the house the layout is as follows. The front door entrance leads to a wide center hall that leads all the way to the back of the house. The high ceilings make the hall feel grand and its extra width invites it to also serve as a long spacious sitting room.

Facing the house to the left we start from the front. The first room is the original ‘front room’ which is now set as a comfortable den with a trundle day-bed, making the room function as an additional sleeping area for up to two persons. This den flows directly into the dining area via a high square arch built as colonial style columns. The dining room is furnished with a glass topped table large enough for everyone to sit together and enjoy a meal.

At the back of the house on the left, is the spacious kitchen which has been nicely restyled for easy cooking with plenty of counter top space. Directly off the kitchen, through a closing door, is a spacious laundry room complete with washer and dryer.

Returning to the front of the house, facing it from the right side, the first room is the front bedroom. This is a spacious room with an attractive décor and offers a queen size bed, shown dressed with a white bedspread in our slide show. The next room down the hall to the right is the master bathroom which features the elegant cast iron claw foot tub described above. In addition to the artistic bath tub, the master bathroom has a beautiful oversized vintage style free-standing porcelain sink. This bathroom has two entrances and can be accessed from the hall as well as the master bedroom.

Continuing down the hall, the next room on the right is the spacious master bedroom which offers a king size bed, shown dressed in blue in our slide show. This bedroom has a set of double French doors that open to the side yard and serve as a great source to invite in the morning sunshine.

Now proceeding all the way down the hall to the back of the house, and spanning three quarters of the width of the house, is the spacious pool side family room. This room was added during the renovation of the home extending the length of the house and placing three sets of double French doors that lead to a spacious deck and 40 foot free-form heated swimming pool. The remaining one-quarter of the width of the back, and just off the left of this family room is the 2nd bathroom. This bathroom has a full shower with frameless clear glass door and free-standing sink and is easily accessed from the next room, the 3rd bedroom.

The last room is the 3rd bedroom which offers a full size (double) platform bed and an added feature of a small free-standing sink. This sweet little pool-garden bedroom is located in an adorable intimate free-standing pool-side cottage directly off the back deck just outside the French doors on the left. This adjacent location creates an extra private ‘secret’ bedroom with its own set of French doors offering a beautiful view of the swimming pool and a quick escape for a private early morning dip in the pool. Lush landscaping of a variety of tropical palms and an impressive stand of giant bamboo ensure plenty of outdoor privacy.

Bedding Summary:
Master: King size bed
Guest: 1 Queen size bed
Pool cottage: 1 double (full) size bed
Front Den: Trundle bed (2 Twin beds)

Amenities: Large 40 foot free-form heated swimming pool set in private spacious back yard with lush tropical landscaping. Adorable pool side cottage bedroom. Cable TV, a/c, internet,, washer dryer, linens and towels provided, fully equipped kitchen. Great setting for family or small group of friends.

Activities: Poolside lounging, shopping, fine dining (a variety of national and international restaurants), tennis, boating, beaching, museums, art galleries, night life.

Area: This home is ideally located in the Heart of Old Town Key West in a quiet historic neighborhood just a few steps from White Street and the Truman Avenue corridor. From this location you can quickly walk to Fausto's Fine Food Palace (fine wines, cheeses, and gourmet foods), Sandy’s Café for Cuban coffee, numerous art galleries (White Street Gallery area), and yoga and exercise studios. Duval Street shops, attractions, and the Historic Seaport District is a ten minute walk at most

Restrictions: This is a smoke-free home. Only well behaved children are welcome – this house is not child-proof. This property is ideal for a family or small group of friends who are looking for a private retreat that is close to all Key West has to offer but understand that it is not suitable for loud partying. Duval Street is not far so it is easy to take your party to the clubs. We do not accept guests less than 25 years of age unless accompanied by a family group or guardian.

Keywords: Key West Single Family Home

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Property Type

      • Villa

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable

              Attractions

              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

                  • Fitness Center

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Boating
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

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

                  Dining

                      • Dining Area

                      General

                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Telephone
                      • Washing Machine

                      Kitchen

                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Refrigerator

                      Outside

                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Payment Type

                      • Amex
                      • Discover
                      • Mastercard
                      • Visa

                      Pool / Spa

                          • Private Pool
                           

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                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Winter
                          Dec 16 - Apr 30, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          $3,800
                          Shoulder
                          May 1 - Aug 15, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          $3,450
                          Summer
                          Aug 16 - Dec 15, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          $550
                          $3,250

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                          • With this pool setting you'll be tempted to while away the hours at the house

                            With this pool setting you'll be tempted to while away the hours at the house

                          • Sweeping front porch has beautiful architectural detail.

                            Sweeping front porch has beautiful architectural detail.

                          • Elegant tropical den, dining room, and wide entrance hall connect w/ tall arches

                            Elegant tropical den, dining room, and wide entrance hall connect w/ tall arches

                          • Den provides a 4th sleeping room with  trundle day bed that has 2 Twin beds

                            Den provides a 4th sleeping room with trundle day bed that has 2 Twin beds

                          • Spacious kitchen has a breakfast table

                            Spacious kitchen has a breakfast table

                          • Luxurious Master Bathroom features claw foot bath tub

                            Luxurious Master Bathroom features claw foot bath tub

                          • Another angle of the guest bedroom with queen size bed

                            Another angle of the guest bedroom with queen size bed

                          • Living room is set at the back of the house and connects a large pool and deck

                            Living room is set at the back of the house and connects a large pool and deck

                          • Pool-side bedroom is in a tiny free-standing cottage

                            Pool-side bedroom is in a tiny free-standing cottage

                          • Pool cottage bedroom is a perfect hideaway for 1 or 2

                            Pool cottage bedroom is a perfect hideaway for 1 or 2

                          • Hibiscus flowers, our favorite, are part of the island landscape

                            Hibiscus flowers, our favorite, are part of the island landscape

                          • Rent Hobi-Cats on Higgs Beach a short walk away

                            Rent Hobi-Cats on Higgs Beach a short walk away

                          • View of Spacious Front Porch and Garden.

                            View of Spacious Front Porch and Garden.

                          • Elegant classic center hallway with gorgeous bare pine walls

                            Elegant classic center hallway with gorgeous bare pine walls

                          • Plenty of room in the kitchen to cook together

                            Plenty of room in the kitchen to cook together

                          • Master bedroom provides King size bed and adjoins the bath with claw foot tub

                            Master bedroom provides King size bed and adjoins the bath with claw foot tub

                          • Guest bedroom provides a queen size bed

                            Guest bedroom provides a queen size bed

                          • Den opens to Large Dining and Sun Deck

                            Den opens to Large Dining and Sun Deck

                          • Adorable pool-side bedroom opens to the pool and deck with French doors

                            Adorable pool-side bedroom opens to the pool and deck with French doors

                          • Pool side cottage is just outside the doors to the family room

                            Pool side cottage is just outside the doors to the family room

                          • Enjoy living in a Key West residential neighborhood and walk everywhere

                            Enjoy living in a Key West residential neighborhood and walk everywhere

                          • Higgs Beach is a close walk away and a nice place to sun bathe

                            Higgs Beach is a close walk away and a nice place to sun bathe

                          • Key West Historic Seaport is about a 20 minute walk from the  house

                            Key West Historic Seaport is about a 20 minute walk from the house

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                          3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 8

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