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Ashe Splashe-Award Winning Historic Restoration

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Ashe Splashe underwent a top-to-bottom restoration in 2005 and 2006.

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Last updated: 10/09/2014
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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • 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!
REMAINING AVAILABLE MONTHS IN 2014 ARE JULY AND OCTOBER. PLEASE SEE CALENDAR. RATES VARY BY SEASON. WINTER: (Dec 15 to April 15) $10,000; SPRING & FALL: (April, May, Oct, Nov) $6500; SUMMER (June through Sept) $5000.
We offer a discount for multiple months.

Sorry, but the MINIMUM RENTAL IS 30 DAYS. This minimum is mandated by law and we abide by it without exception.

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 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

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Bedroom 2

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              • Bedroom 3

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              • Other (See Description)

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              • Queen size Beds (3) 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 guest 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 built in cabinet....moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Music Library:

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              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Festivals
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Paddle Boating
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Shuffleboard
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Paragliding
                  • Parasailing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Racquetball
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking:

                    on the street...moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    landline...moreless

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • Catering Available
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Golf:

                    Golf can be found on Stock Island, a short drive away....moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    Kayaks and paddleboards can be rented on nearby Stock Island....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Tennis:

                    Public courts are available within walking distance at Bayview Park or Higgs Beach....moreless

                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    snorkel, goggles and fins provided...moreless

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Heated Pool
                  • Private Pool
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Fall
                  Oct 1 - Dec 14, 2014
                  30 night min stay

                  $6,500
                  Winter
                  Dec 15 - Apr 15, 2015
                  30 night min stay

                  $10,000
                  Spring
                  May 1 - Jun 30, 2015
                  30 night min stay

                  $6,500
                  Summer
                  Jul 1 - Sep 30, 2015
                  30 night min stay

                  $5,000
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Pet Fee $500
                  • Tax Rate 12.5%

                  Notes:

                  Sorry, we cannot permit cats.

                  Travelers pay one half of one month's rate upon making reservation


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                  Location

                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Key West International
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  500 Metres
                  Nearest Motorway
                  U.S. 1
                  300 Metres
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Bistro Sole
                   

                  Manager info

                  Year Purchased: 2004

                  About: Jane and Carey like to spend winters in Ashe Splashe but offer their house 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 Five Brothers, 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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                  Photos

                  • Ashe Splashe underwent a top-to-bottom restoration in 2005 and 2006.

                    Ashe Splashe underwent a top-to-bottom restoration in 2005 and 2006.

                  • The den makes for comfortable reading or TV-watching

                    The den makes for comfortable reading or TV-watching

                  • Another view of the den, facing Ashe Street, shows the wide-screen HD-TV.

                    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.

                    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 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

                    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.

                    Landscaping provides privacy; the cottage/shed can be used for changing.

                  • Christmas lighting turns Ashe Splashe into a holiday delight

                    Christmas lighting turns Ashe Splashe into a holiday delight

                  • The Christmas garland above the pool  was added for a magazine photo shoot.

                    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.

                    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 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 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 master bedroom is spacious and comfortable. The bed is queen-size.

                  • The guest room porch looks out upon quiet, residential Ashe Street.

                    The guest room porch looks out upon quiet, residential Ashe Street.

                  • Want to take a dip after dark? The  lighting makes for enchanted evenings.

                    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.

                    Ashe Splashe was featured on Key West house tours in 2008 and again in 2013.

                  VRBO #177438

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                  This listing was first published here in 2008.

                  Date last modified - Friday, October 10, 2014

                  $5,000 - $10,000 per month (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

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                  Minimum stay: 30 nights
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