Ashe Splashe-Award Winning Historic Restoration
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Private Homes, Old Town house description
Ashe Splashe is a beautiful, all-Dade County-pine, two-storey house on Ashe Street, one of the quietest, most residential streets in Key West's historic Old Town, near Truman Avenue. Within a three minute walk you will find a specialty grocery, wine/liquor shop, renowned deli/caterer, Sandy's famous Cuban sandwich and coffee cafe and many other amenities. Key West life at its finest!
NEXT AVAILABILITY IS MAY, 2013. PLEASE SEE CALENDAR. RATES VARY BY SEASON. WINTER $8500; SPRING & FALL $5800; SUMMER $4500.
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Ashe Splashe was featured in the November/December 2008 issue of COTTAGE LIVING magazine under the title, 'We Evoked the Best of Old Key West' and in the January 2013 issue of the British magazine HOMES & ANTIQUES under the title, 'Winter Sun.'
The house was meticulously restored in 2006 and, in 2007, awarded a coveted ceramic star, the highest preservation award, by the Historic Florida Keys Foundation. The spacious rooms are built entirely of wood—even the ceilings—in the tradition of original Key West architecture. Antique flooring and details are paired with three new baths and a state-of-the-art kitchen with stainless appliances, offering you charm AND comfort.
The first floor of the house consists of a breezy front porch, the kitchen and a large living room that opens onto a bricked pool area. On this floor, there is a bath and bedroom that converts to a den by storing the queen size murphy bed behind louvered doors. The second floor has two large bedrooms with baths en suite. Each bedroom has a porch, shaded by palms, overlooking Ashe Street or the pool. The lighted, heated pool is surrounded by garden lights, inviting you to take an evening swim.
Tropical colors and accessories add to the authentic Key West experience.
Keywords: Single Family House
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- Queen size Beds (2) The large master bedroom suite has a queen bed - and plenty of room for a child's bed if desired (not supplied by owner). The second master bedroom suite also has a queen size bed. The first floor bedroom has a queen size bed, which can be stored in a murphy bed closet, if you wish to use the room as a tv den/library. Murphy Beds (1) As noted above, the third bedroom can be converted to a spacious tv den/library by storing the queen size murphy bed into its closet....moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Catering Available
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Pantry Items
- Linens Provided
- Air Conditioning
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- Towels Provided
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool
- Heated Pool
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Pier Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Live Theater
- Bird Watching
- Botanical Garden
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Paddle Boating
- Eco Tourism
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Wonderful month in Ashe SplasheGuest comment entered by manager
Wonderful month in Ashe Splashe
All our expectations were exceeded. The house is well maintained, clean, uncluttered and comfortable. There is a good collection of books provided including many on Key West. The neighborhood is quiet and we met several nice residents in the immediate vicinity. We didn't know this little enclave of Old Town before we arrived. It is a hidden gem. The Studios of Key West holds many evening programs and it a short walk from the house. The cemetery, just on the next street, is a fun place to bike or stroll through. There is a great dance exercise studio called The Coffee Mill on Havana Lane half a block away. Rent Key West couldn't have been more accommodating in processing our reservation. All in all our month was wonderful.
- Guest Jay and Patrice
- Date of stay 10/01/12
- Review Submitted 11/24/12
Nice in every way
Nice in every way
We loved our month in Key West. It is a wonderful city for celebrations and for really kicking back and relaxing. The house was perfect for us. It has a Caribbean feel because the breezes blow through it front to back and there are porches off both the upstairs bedrooms. It is decorated with great colors and is very roomy. The pictures accurately reflect the house and it was thoroughly cleaned before we arrived.
- Guest L & J (Sarasota and Indiana)
- Date of stay 01/01/11
- Review Submitted 01/06/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, adventure seekers, romantic getaway.
We've rented Ashe Splash twice and will again. It's very comfortable, with lots of Old Key West features but with a new kitchen and baths. The house was spotless, pool serviced once a week. Occasionally in between we would pick leaves off the water. The bedrooms upstairs each have their own bath and porch so you and your guests have privacy and quiet. The downstairs bedroom is smaller than the two upstairs but it is still larger than most bedrooms in Key West rentals. The house is just as described. The owners have thought of everything you might want: beach towels, books, hair dryers, etc. The location is good for Higgs Beach and the White St. Faustos grocery; bike rentals are nearby. You don't need a car. Our favorite restaurant, Seven Fish, is a 7 minute walk away. This is a quiet end of Old Town. If you want to have bars and clubs outside the front door this is not the house for you. If you like to relax in a peaceful setting you will not find a better spot. Great house.
- Guest Fans of Key West (Chicago, IL)
- Date of stay 12/01/09
- Review Submitted 10/18/10
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, adventure seekers, romantic getaway.
It's not Key West without this fabulous Conch House!
It's not Key West without this fabulous Conch House!
My family and I travel to Key West every other year for a month of relaxation and conky tonkin', and we have stayed in many different accomodations in Old Town; Ashe Splashe is by far our favorite! Ashe Splashe's rennovation is perfection. It has all of the history and character that you want when staying in Key West with the added bonus of a modern kitchen, air conditioning (a must in the summer!) and a private pool! We will definitely stay again when we head down to the Conch Republic next summer!
- Guest Geoff (Gainesville, FL)
- Date of stay 06/15/09
- Review Submitted 07/30/10
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway.
Summer.....June, July, August, September.......$4500/month Spring/Fall...April, May, October, November....$5800/mo. Winter ...December, January, February, March...$8500/month Discount for two or more consecutive months
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- Nearest Airport: Key West International at 5 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: U.S. 1 at 500 Metres
- Nearest Restaurant: Aztec at 100 Metres
Year Purchased: 2004
About: Jane and Carey like to spend winters in Key West but offer Ashe Splashe for April through November to full-month renters. The owners love the balmy breezes and funky architecture, of course, but also the laissez faire attitude of the Key West's diverse citizens, where tolerance and creativity are daily watchwords. And the air is not to be believed (except in summer when it's all too believable, but bearable thanks to central air conditioning). The first house they bought, in 1999, and did over is on Frances Street and is rented out on a year-round basis. It was perfect, and they loved it unreservedly, especially for the long weekends and occasional week-long vacations they were able to make use of it. But as Carey began to contemplate retirement, Jane realized it would be too small for more extended visits, especially if they involved the grandchildren Jane and Carey hope, one day, to have. So in 2004, at the top of the market (natch), they bought the Ashe Street house now listed on VRBO. It turned out to be a complete gut job, which thanks to the intervention of a couple of ferocious hurricanes, took about two years and twice their budget, But hey, it turned out great.
Why Private Homes, Old Town:
There's so much to do in Key West, from the many beaches to golf and sailing and snorkeling and kayaking (and paddle boating) through mangrove swamps. The Winfreys partake of some of these activities, of course, but also just enjoy riding their bikes around Key West (Carey loves to take photographs of the many unique houses and gardens) and sampling the town's many wonderful restaurants. They also frequently patronize the wonderful Tropic Cinema, just off Duval Street, which specializes in first-run features and quirky independent movies.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The Winfreys' Ashe Street house is in the Old Town section of Key West close to the cemetery (high ground) and to bustling Truman Avenue in a quiet residential neighborhood removed (one mile) from touristy (and sometimes noisy) Duval street. The house is close to Fausto's, Old Town's grocery store, and to Sandy's, where Carey gets his morning Cuban cafe con leche and is in walking distance to more than a dozen excellent restaurants.
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Ashe Splashe underwent a top-to-bottom restoration in 2005 and 2006.
The den makes for comfortable reading or TV-watching
Another view of the den, facing Ashe Street, shows the wide-screen HD-TV.
Dine al fresco or close the French doors for cozier ambiance. The table seats 8.
The cheery kitchen boasts up-to-date appliances and dade county pine counters.
The guest bedroom features a queen-size bed, en suite bathroom and private porch
Landscaping provides privacy; the cottage/shed can be used for changing.
Christmas lighting turns Ashe Splashe into a holiday delight
The Christmas garland above the pool was added for a magazine photo shoot.
A queen-size Murphy bed turns the den/TV room into a comfortable bedroom.
The living room opens onto the pool and patio for gracious indoor/outdoor living
The downstairs bathroom has a full shower; there is also an outdoor shower
The master bedroom is spacious and comfortable. The bed is queen-size.
The guest room porch looks out upon quiet, residential Ashe Street.
Want to take a dip after dark? The lighting makes for enchanted evenings.
Ashe Splashe was featured on Key West house tours in 2008 and again in 2013.
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