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Down Island Digs - Ideal Location Downtown, Private Pool.

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A secluded tropical hideaway, yet right in the heart of Old Town.

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Last updated: 10/07/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Private Homes, DownTown house description

You would never know you're just ½ block off downtown Duval Street in Old Town Key West! Everything about this unique Key West gem adds up to make an ideal precious "down island" hideaway, right in the center of downtown. It is indeed rare to find a cottage property with such a large tropical garden in this location situated on two full private lots with such lush mature tropical landscaping.

This unique vacation garden cottage was refreshed complete with new kitchen and new flooring throughout in 2009. In January 2010 a new landscape design was created for the back garden and the swimming pool was re-stored to brand-new condition. If you have stayed at Down Island Digs before or if you’ve heard about it, you’ll love the upgrades and attention to detail of this authentic vintage circa 1918 historic island cottage. While we have honored its well earned charm, we have added lots of spice and luxurious comfort features.

The focus of this property is definitely the Key West quintessential indoor / outdoor living that makes island life so relaxing and wonderful. The entire large back yard is made very private with high fences and is visually divided into two parts. The front part of the garden is an expansive pool deck which is joined by sliding glass doors to the living room and pool side bedroom. The deck surrounds the graceful lounge pool which you enter down a graduated underwater stair case. Beyond the sun deck walk toward the back and the deck leads you down the middle of the yard into the large native tropical shade garden.

In contrast to the expansive garden, the indoor living room area is made cozy and charming. A whimsically painted sideboard and home spun dining table command the space between the indoors and the outside. Then sliding glass doors open up the space by connecting the decks on all sides of the living room and draw guests onto the deck to the outdoors. Plenty of pool side seating under a pretty awning create an irresistible tropical indoor / outdoor living room comfortable for lounging.

The U-shaped kitchen is open to the living room area. It is updated and easy to cook in. It is fully equipped, offers a full size electric range and dishwasher, and has a nice open view of the pool and garden so the cook can be part of the party.

Throughout the property inside and out are whimsical pieces of island art by local artists. Inside, the cottage has new floors throughout the living room, kitchen, and bedrooms that feel nice to bare feet. The bedrooms have a tropical flare and are comfortable and inviting. The pool side bedroom offers a queen size bed and has sliding glass doors that open out directly onto the pool deck. The master bedroom has a white 4-poster king size bed and is set up as a suite with a queen size sleeper sofa sitting area as well as the bed. The master bedroom has direct outdoor access to a front porch for sitting and watching the world go by. Additional bedding is offered with a twin sleeper sofa in the living room area.

This downtown Key West property is located right next door to our Pavilion Villa. The downtown location is just around the corner from famous Duval Street and steps from grocery shopping, excellent restaurants, popular clubs, the Historic Seaport, and tropical shops makes this one of the most requested and convenient accommodations in Key West. We are so pleased to offer it as one of our more unique properties available in Old Town.

This home is offered as an exclusive vacation rental in the most requested location in Key West. The property will not tolerate smoking inside. Only well behaved children are welcome. This property is not "child-proof". We do not accept guests less than 25 years of age unless accompanied by a family group or guardian.


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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Veranda is roofed with expansive awning

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable

              Attractions

              • Cinemas
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Restaurants

              Leisure Activities

              • Boating
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing

              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
              • Telephone
              • Washing Machine

              Kitchen

              • Catering Available
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen:

                Newly renovated kitchen in 2009...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio:

                Large tropical tree garden professionally landscaped, surrounded by high fencing. Includes a hammock and round stone dining table. Swimming pool was restored to brand new condition in January 2010...moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo
              • Outdoor Grill

              Payment Type

              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

                  • Private Pool:

                    Beautiful private pool was re-stored in brand new condition in January 2010...moreless

                   

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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

                  $2,975
                  Shoulder
                  May 1 - Aug 15, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,550
                  Summer
                  Aug 16 - Dec 15, 2015
                  5 night min stay
                  $400
                  $2,200

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Processing $40 + tax
                  • Cleaning $150 + tax
                  • Pool Heat $100
                  • Tax Rate 12.5%

                  Notes:

                  50% of the balance is due upon reservation. The remainder is due 60 days prior to arrival.

                  After 60 days prior to arrival there will be no refunds upon cancellation.

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                  Last updated: 10/07/2014
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                  Location

                  Duval Street is just around the corner. Don't miss the variety of public tropical gardens you can tour. The famous sunset on Mallory Square is a nightly event.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Why the Owner Chose Private Homes, DownTown:
                  Perfect Key West location just around the corner from Duval Street plus this adorable cottage offers a very large and beautifully landscaped back yard that is hidden from view.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  While this cottage is in downtown Key West it has a large tropical tree garden in the back yard that is hidden from view.


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                  Speaks: english, spanish, czech, polish, Bulgarian

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                  • A secluded tropical hideaway, yet right in the heart of Old Town.

                    A secluded tropical hideaway, yet right in the heart of Old Town.

                  • Eight-foot tall glass doors really open up this cottage.

                    Eight-foot tall glass doors really open up this cottage.

                  • Kitchen - dining area

                    Kitchen - dining area

                  • Outdoor living room on the pool deck is right outside the sliding doors.

                    Outdoor living room on the pool deck is right outside the sliding doors.

                  • View from private garden looking back toward the cottage.

                    View from private garden looking back toward the cottage.

                  • A completely private little tropical world.

                    A completely private little tropical world.

                  • Master Bedroom has a king size four-poster bed.

                    Master Bedroom has a king size four-poster bed.

                  • En suite bath adjoins the Master Bedroom.

                    En suite bath adjoins the Master Bedroom.

                  • Second Bathroom features a double-size shower.

                    Second Bathroom features a double-size shower.

                  • Duval St., right around the corner, is the shopping/dining/nightlife hub of KW.

                    Duval St., right around the corner, is the shopping/dining/nightlife hub of KW.

                  • Appelrouth Lane is just one of many nearby  little tucked-away gems to explore.

                    Appelrouth Lane is just one of many nearby little tucked-away gems to explore.

                  • Ft. Taylor State Park, possibly KW's finest beach, is a 10 min. walk away.

                    Ft. Taylor State Park, possibly KW's finest beach, is a 10 min. walk away.

                  • Side deck leads to entrances, with the pool and garden areas beyond.

                    Side deck leads to entrances, with the pool and garden areas beyond.

                  • Soaring cathedral ceilings make this cozy cottage feel spacious.

                    Soaring cathedral ceilings make this cozy cottage feel spacious.

                  • New kitchen is open to cozy living area and has a view of garden & pool.

                    New kitchen is open to cozy living area and has a view of garden & pool.

                  • Enjoy lounging and dining poolside.

                    Enjoy lounging and dining poolside.

                  • In a corner of the garden is this perfect spot to sneak for an afternoon nap.

                    In a corner of the garden is this perfect spot to sneak for an afternoon nap.

                  • Delightful exotic plants all over.

                    Delightful exotic plants all over.

                  • Master bedroom is set up as a suite with a queen sleeper sofa.

                    Master bedroom is set up as a suite with a queen sleeper sofa.

                  • Second bedroom has doors to deck, garden and pool.

                    Second bedroom has doors to deck, garden and pool.

                  • Neatly tucked away on a little street just around the corner from Duval St.

                    Neatly tucked away on a little street just around the corner from Duval St.

                  • Quiet morning hours in the heart of town.

                    Quiet morning hours in the heart of town.

                  • Key West's hottest spots for nightlife excitement are within a short stroll.

                    Key West's hottest spots for nightlife excitement are within a short stroll.

                  VRBO #184018

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                  This listing was first published here in 2008.

                  Date last modified - Monday, October 20, 2014

                  $364 - $425 per night (USD)
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                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 10/07/14
                  Minimum stay: 5-7 nights
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                  Member since: 1997
                  Speaks: english, spanish, czech, polish, Bulgarian
                  • Calendar last updated 10/07/2014
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